Saturday, May 29, 2010

Niagra Falls - What a beauty

Guest post by Cliff Ralter
The Niagara Falls are one of the Wonders of the World. It used to be the number one honeymoon destination spot for Americans and it still has quite a bit of appeal to it. If you visit the Canadian side, anyways. The Falls themselves are quite beautiful, the water rapidly moving over and down the side of the cliffs. The surrounding areas adjacent to them in Niagara Falls, NY are tragic. Niagra Falls was once a booming economic and tourist-laden, small city. Now it is home to hundreds of abandoned houses that are succumbing to decay, a number of empty store fronts that almost rivals still-surviving businesses and residents who are starting to not care anymore. Most tourists are lucky enough not to see these parts since they venture no further past the tourist market than the Seneca Niagara Casino and a new york home security systems store. Still, more often than not, tourists can be heard wistfully saying how pretty the Canadian side looks, how much more alive it appears and how they wish they’d brought their passports. But for a small fortune, families of four and newlyweds can go home bleating about the excitement of the American Niagara Falls. Offerings like helicopter rides, the Maid of the Mist boat rides, and overpriced burgers at the local Hard Rock CafĂ© are hard to pass up once you arrive here and are wondering Is this it? Because yes, we’re sorry to say, it’s all we have to offer you unless you’d like to tour the blocks of boarded up homes and abandoned stores.

PhotoHunt 215: Memorial


Am using Daniel Webster for this week's PhotoHunt theme "Memorial". Took this one in Washington Dc. Even thought he didn't die in war, but he is still a memory and history for all of us!

Friday, May 28, 2010

On losing weight

The reason why I'm skeptical about weight loss products is that am scared of the side effects of diet pills. Who isn't? I mean, we can't put at risk our health. But what I have now is not a diet pill, and for the first time, am such a believer! I hope this will work. Am so determined to be skinny again, lol! In a month time, am saying hello to a new me. That sounds so exciting!

Kurdapya is Excited!

Because for 4 years here in States finally am going back to my hometown so soon and i never expecting it that soon but circumstances made it happen and husband's mind change too. So kurdpaya will be flying very soon to see my family and relatives again. You have no idea how excited i am already just the thought of landing at the airport makes my heart throbbing! LOL.
So eventually i will get busier trying to get things ready, the pasalubung, our luggage and stuff! OMG!! I can't wait to go back to Philippines for so long.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Got a secret!

While hunting for herbal diet supplements for the family back home, I found something that I guess would be the answer to my prayers. You all know am into diet and exercise now and this one will make the job a lot easier for me. But am keeping it as a secret first, gotta tell you after I see the results, lol! Alright, see you in a bit..winks!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Tag from Analou

Its been so long since i have tag by a blogger friend and so am grateful for this one. Thank you Analou for thinking of me... very much appreciated!

1. What time did you get up this morning?
6:00am. same ususual my baby girl wakes up early again.
2. How do you like your steak?
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Iron Man 2- last weekend with the husband
4. What is your favorite TV show/s?
Reality Shows like Survivor, Americas Next Top Model, Amazing Race, Food Channel, and more. 5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
With my Family
6. What did you have for breakfast?
Fullbar and an 8 onz water
7. What is your favorite cuisine?
Filipino Cuisine
8. What foods do you dislike?
9. Favorite place to eat?
At home
10. Favorite dressing? For salad?
Italian Tuscan
11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
12. What are your favorite clothes?
I don't have any specific choice of clothes as long as I like it I'll wear it even if it is off-brand or given by somebody.
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
15. Where would you want to retire?
In the Philippines
16. Favorite time of day?
17. Where were you born?
18. What is your favorite sport/s to watch?
Nothing in particular
19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
Not sure.
20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
I don't have no clue
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
All the names I tagged
22. Birdwatcher?
Yea once in awhile when we go to the grandparents house watching the hummingbirds.
23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
24. Do you have any pets?
Yes, Fishes!
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
I just open my online store KurdapyazCollection feel free to visit guys!lol.
27. What is your best childhood memory?
Forgotten for now
28. Are you a cat or dog person?
I like dogs better
29. Are you married?
30. Always wear your seat belt?
Yes when were driving by car.
31. Been in a car accident?
32. Any pet peeves?
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
Pepperoni,mushrooms with pineapple
34. Favorite Flower?
Red Roses
35. Favorite ice cream?
36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
Mc D, Wendy's, Sonic
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?
Haven't take yet
38. From whom did you get your last email?
From Facebook
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
I don't like using credit card just for emergeny purposes only!
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? To busy to be that way! lol.
41. Like your job? Yes very much!
42. Broccoli?
43. What was your favorite vacation?
Shangrila Cebu
44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
My husband and Kiddos
45. What are you listening to right now?
Song from my Cp
46. What is your favorite color?
Bloody Red
47. How many tattoos do you have?
48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
Not sure yet
49. What time did you finish this quiz?
10:25 p.m.
50. Coffee drinker?
Nope but used to.

Tagging this along to Jerla, Cacai, Shimumsy, Annw-Marie, Mel, Poray, Julie, Anniniput and YOU!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Myrtle spells fun!

I've read many good stories about people going to Myrtle beach and how they enjoyed the place. Because of that, I've been looking forward to the time when I can be there myself, with the family of course. Seems like there are so many things to do in Myrtle, that the place spells nothing but fun. So what I do sometimes, I visit websites to have an idea on what is it like there. Like, in just one click am like having a tour on different beautiful spots in Myrtle beach. It takes me to several seaside resorts, some of the world's best golf courses which offers great golf packages for everyone, the coolest choices for a place to accommodate, and so much more!

I really do wanna visit the place sometimes, cause I truly miss the beach. Maybe if we can arrange a budget for that after our vacation back home. Anyway, if you'd like to be there yourself also, feel free to check out Lots of specials they have there right now so grab some soon. Winks!

Blogging Time!

Am back here again just do some updates after all the busy days that i have so far! My goodness i can not believe it I've been so busy of everything right now from household chores, taking care of my kiddos, my hubby, doing blogging thingy and in addition my online store...hays! I don't have left for my self anymore...haha! But am enjoying it so far is just that i have so many things needs to get accomplish everyday. Am glad i have someone to baby sit my babies 2days a week is so much help for me! When she offered i said of course YES! YES! I need you so bad, lol! So this is Kurdapyaz life right now Busy with Capital B as in! Although am trying to come by here and visit you guys and thank you for visiting as well! Will catch up with you!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A must visit for nature lovers

What kind of traveler are you? Are you the type who enjoys strolling around the city and go people watching or you prefer nature and serenity? I'd go for the hustle and bustle of the city life to be honest because I kinda miss it. The traffic and all that, guess am just weird lol! But for those who want to breathe fresh air, explore quite coves, enjoy the rocky shores, and see beautiful lighthouses, there's only one place you've got to visit- Boothbay Harbor Maine.

Boothbay Harbor prides themselves for lots of amazing things. The nature trails for nature lovers, the best sea kayaking ever, golf courses, the fishing vessels, the delicious food, and of course the warm and friendly people. By the way, one of the nicest Boothbay Harbor Inn to stay while there is Brown's Wharf Motel restaurant and marina. The oceanfront view over there is just spectacular that visitors rated it as the no.1 choice. I bet, one can really experience a trip so nice and memorable at Boothbay Harbor. I want to go there! Gosh, there's so many place I want to visit! Some though are just wishful thinking for me, lol!

Ruby Tuesday


I made some graham rolls and topped it with colorful M&M's that both my boys loves it so much. They keep picking it in the fridge after i made it! It's so easy yet so yummy! Wink..

Monday, May 17, 2010

For mens

Husband suggested that i would be great to carry some men's items at my Kurdapyaz Collection as well so all kinds of people can now shop at my collection. So as of right now am looking for the best deals of men's collection such as shoes, apparels and not to mention i wanna have mens ties also i know this is one of the best gift for your man! My husband loves to collect ties am sure so guys out there! I will post them as soon as i find the trendy mens ties you ever seen in your life! LOL.

Mellow Yellow Monday #69

Was in the Fuel Station while husband outside refuel our van i saw this yellow bar so i took a quick picture for my MYM meme. Wink!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Just got home...

From shopping with the grandpa and grandma of my piglets! haha. We drove to Murfreesboro along with my parent in-law and went shopping here and there the first pit stop was in Sam's Club checking some office supplies, then we headed to Best Buy to get a computer while the boys (hubby,dad and kurdapyo) went inside, us girls thought of going to Off Broadway shoe store to check something! Then went to Staples i ended up buying stuff for my home office desk too timely they had some sale going on so i took advantage of it while it's cheap! lol. Then we had our Lunch at Red Lobster i was quite stuffed actually but couldn't help food is good. So after the last pit stop was in Target Nana is wanting to get my boy a sand box for him to play at the backyard. Whew! what a tiring day.... but we had fun though! Will do it again next time. Wink!

For my!

I was really planning to get one like this! And am so glad someone so nice to gave me this AB ROCKET that i saw on tele-ads recently. I'm so frustrated to get rid of my belly fats from my previous pregnancy. I do a lot of things on how to get rid of it and somehow it don't work as much as i want to. So when I saw this one day at the store with my sweet mother in-law i mentioned her that i want something like that! And before i knew it the next day she hand me this! How good is that? Am so thankful! Now am working out with this along with my treadmill hopefully i could loss weight soon. I did a 21days of losing weight program right now and am crossing my finger to the results! LOL!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I really should clean my email right now. My inbox are full and the spam folder is flooded. There's about loans, mortgage, winning lottery, and even testosterone booster, lol! This is the result of subscribing here and there. A sign of a certified blogger, haha! I'm sure you guys know what am talking about. Just that it's not fun having to delete all these spam mails and overlooking important ones. Oh well, I should start sorting now, see ya!

Wardrobe Wednesday


My pretty couzin shorty, haha! She's a shorty girl yet she is a fashionista! I love her get up here courtesy of our beautiful grandma pip! She tailored this night gown. She used to made me dresses too and I've missed those days! mizz yah la!

My inbox

Has been flooded with fat burner offers these days, lol! Subscribing to multiple health sites is the reason I guess. It's fine though because I get to learn about the latest food supplements, am a buyer big time..hehe! But fat burners, I mean I do wanna try it but up until now am still so skeptical and scared. Maybe if I know someone whose tried taking a diet pill and see the results with my own eyes, then I might.

No matter what

I seem to just gain all the pounds again and again, after all the effort of losing weight and everything. Sigh. I'm not complaining though because so far, am happy with exercise and diet. I guess that's what they call the roller coaster thingy. If only I can take some diet pills! So to speak, I've heard about apidexin and its results, they say it really works. Maybe, this is it. Should I take it?

I really need a break!

I feel stressed out lately and i hate it because if am stress i love to eat and eat i don't know why! because most of my friends said that if they are stressed out they don't have this much appetite but am opposite instead. Kitchen is my comfort zone, but trying to get rid the thoughts of eating a lot you know i don't wanna ruin my goal yet i sometimes tolerate it because am tired and stressed out! So anyway to make it shorter i really need a break from the real world, the other night husband and I talked about going out of town on the weekend sooner than soon and we both agreed to go to Memphis and am so looking forward for it. Am starting to check the availability of hotels in downtown Memphis already because i want to stay in a 5* hotel at least. My choices either Hyatt or Hilton promise i really want to pamper my self and of course my family and just enjoy our weekend in an expensive night, lol! We haven't done this for awhile because we're all so busy here and there and this get away is a perfect timing for us to take away all the stress we have going on right now. Am getting excited now, just waiting for some very important things to get it done and after that we are good to go! Oh i can't wait. Kurdapya is so ready to pack our bags and go! LOL.

What's this?

Have you ever heard of energy auditing? It's the first time I've encountered such phrase, lol! Seriously, was reading some blogs here and there and happened to stumble upon it. I find it quite interesting because the husband's work is into solar energy which I think they're related. I better ask the husband about it, he should know I supposed. How about you guys out there, any info's about it?

Back in here!

It's been several days that i haven't get a chance to update my bloggy here although am doing my rounds but still i just do it as quick as i can all of this is because my lil girl is sick since Saturday and am deprive of sleep for few days already. Well, until now she's not feeling that good but i must update here now otherwise I'll be so behind in the blogesphere and to all my visitor i apologized if i can not make your favors yet to add your links here but i promise to do it as soon as possible whenever i have plenty of time. Thank you all!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cool Cars and Infos

You guys know am not really into cars but I do find them adorable so might as well learn something more. Especially when I saw the latest Ford Fiesta at the American Idol last night, I thought that's so cute with all the voice recognition feature. Since am curios, I clicked on TheCarConnection and there you go, a complete, unbiased review about this latest rave in town. What I like about this website is that any car model, whichever brand, from Acura Tsx, Volvo s80, Kia Sedona, Mercedes-Benz GL class, and even second-hand vehicles, anything a buyer would want to know they can provide it. What else? They also can help you find the right car model that suits your lifestyle and most especially your budget.

Well, I'm not even a car enthusiast to appreciate all of the tips and information they can offer, what more if you are one right? So just browse here and there, you'll like it I sure. Anyway, now am starting my day quite early. I hope to finish my chores early too so I can enjoy the afternoon with the kiddos. Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday Challenge :WATER

A place in the Philippines, one of the tourist destination in CEBU, PH!

Monday, May 3, 2010

What's Your Dream Car?

If you are to ask me, I would have to say a Chevrolet Camaro will do LOL! It's so gorgeous, sleek and fab. When it comes to the engine, I don't know a thing though. The father-in-law has his Chevy and it really is beautiful! It's just a wishful thinking anyway, so might as well dream big right?

But to those who want to purchase their dream car soon, to know more about a particular car model is the first most important thing to do. And this is where TheCarConnection comes to our aid. I've checked out their site a couple of times already and they indeed have the most updated, consumer-friendly reviews and comparison, tips and advice to help car buyers find what suits them. You can check out more about Ford Mustang, Porsche 911 Carrera, Volvo xc60, Dodge, name it they have it. They can even help you find a good performing used car if you're tight in the budget you know.

Anyway guys, how's your weekend? Not that good for us because we had a nasty weather over the weekend. Nashville is severely flooded and damaged. Sigh. Will be checking the news, so got to end this here, see ya!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Severe Thunderstorms...


Most part of Tennessee yesterday and today! Its hard to imagine how much damage the rain gave to Nashville and people living up there. They got hammered by the heavy rains about 12-14inches rains pounded Tennessee, causing widespread flooding across the state. That's one of the situation happened yesterday, May 1 of 2010. A truck tries to pass though flood waters that's on Interstate 24 near Antioch Pike, really close where we supposed to go yesterday. Today Nashville is really experiencing hard time with all those waters raising! But hope tomorrow is gonna be a new day because eventually it will just subside and we thought of going tomorrow over there and will see if we can pass through or not... i really need to send my box! ughhh!