30.4.10

Happy Birthday Willa ♥ Yami ♥ Kikamz

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 10:05 PM

I just want to send my virtual Happy Birthday greetings to 3 of the fab mommas online birthday celebrants..


Happy Birthday Comments


Momma Willa (April 29, 2010)

the smart and fabulous host of my favorite meme every friday, Food Trip Friday and a loving mother of two handsome and adorable boys has celebrated her birthday yesterday, APril 29, 2010.. Her birthday was yesterday.. not too late for my greeting post...


Momma Yami (April 30, 2010)

One of the awesome and nicest mommy bloggers I know. I'm sure I would learn a lot from her about parenting if I get the chance to chat with her.


Momma Kikamz (April 30, 2010)
One of my sisters online whom I admire so much. Wish they were still here in Japan because I would definitely come to see them, especially her cutie and smarty dolly, Samantha... I would definitely join her weekly movie meme, Tuesday Couch POtato one of these days.. (calling all movie lovers, share your own movies review every tuesday, topics vary every week)

Happy Happy Birthday!!


Seafood Course

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 8:20 AM

Just got back from our 2-day out of town get-away (we went to Chiba Ken). We had a great time, especially yours truly. The Hot Spring hotel we stayed served the greatest fresh Seafood Course I've ever had. I should've asked for a white wine instead red...

It was another great food experience for me...

HAPPY Food Trip Friday!



29.4.10

Pigging Out

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 2:29 PM

WE'VE been pigging out almost everyday eversince my sissy arrived here two weeks ago!

Dad's home cooked food were all eaten the next day she arrived.... and then there were OUt of blue drive thrus, midnight snacks, dining out.... I wonder how many kilos I gained?

The last 4 days were also a total dining pigging out --- No matter how much I want to resist, I couldn'T =(

sunday - chinese buffet dinner
monday - seafood galore
tuesday -carnivorous meals
and yesterday, WEDNESDAY -good time with friends

MORE TO GO waahhhh!

Somebody stop me from eating please!!!

more pigging out sessionaires here


27.4.10

PURIKURA ★ プリクラ

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 11:17 PM

One of the many many things that I LOVE ABOUT JAPAN is their photobooth which is called PURIKURA. They're mostly found in game arcades..

What makes PURIKURA different from other photobooths?

You have 160 seconds (or more) to tap into your creativeness and make your own decorations with the different glittery designs and frames that are available in the editing corner..

Result? NICE AND Fabulous print...

P U R I K U R A | プリクラ | the J ★ POP culture

Just look at the background.. the glitters... and our eyes and skin lol.. Aren't they cute?

Puri-kura is short for "purinto kurabu" (Japanese pronunciation for "Print Club"). The term is actually a registered trademark, and refers to the photo booths where pictures are taken and the postage stamp-sized pictures the booths produce. Most of the pictures are printed out as stickers and used to liven up cell phones, notebooks, anything that will take a sticker.(read more)

25.4.10

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Fab Momma Gene

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 11:59 PM

One of the fab mommas online is celebrating her birthday today, and of course, I don'T wanna end this day without sending my warm greetings to her thru this precious page of mine . She's one of my dear good ol friends who I admire so much. I love her style of being simple but still carries the elegance. I love reading her blogs especially her fashion blog and of course, updates about his cutie and smarty little boy, Hyzyd, who's same age as my lil girl.. I really hope to meet them in person someday....


HAPPY BIRTHDAY GENE

visit her sites....

00215.gif image by bams704The Fashion Explorer
00215.gif image by bams704Her and History
00215.gif image by bams704Tasty Exploration
00215.gif image by bams704Adventures with Hyzyd
00215.gif image by bams704Away from Home
00215.gif image by bams704Teaching Moments



24.4.10

Midnight Snack

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 12:34 AM

Have I already told you that my dear lil sis in here in Tokyo?

When she's here, it means "FUN". ALthough we can't go out anytime anymore like we used to (because of lil Anzu lol), but still we drive around to buy something for midnight snack...

and tonight, inspite of a cold rainy night, her wish is our command -we went out to just satisfy her cravings for.....

STARBUCKS!!!

HAPPY Food Trip Friday!


22.4.10

Food i choose first on a buffet

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 3:07 PM

Who doesn't love buffets? Especially if it's Chinese Foods Buffets? Or maybe a varity of cuisines that are waiting for you to be picked?

Whenever we eat on a buffet restaurant or hotel, we usually take a walk around the buffet table first and check out what is there to offer. Sometimes my cravings suddenly changes when I smell the food lol...

I usually try to pick everything in small pieces and enjoy the sumptious meal --and then go back for a second plate, enjoy ---then go back again for a third plate (which I've been saving a bit from the start) and enjoy picking up those variety of tempting desserts.. WHATTA CALORIE OVERLOAD but indeed satisfying.

However, to answer this week's theme of which food I usually pick up first on a buffet? Well maybe the first thing I always pick up first is the Meat (roast beef, or chicken dishes) because I'm a carnivore lol..


more buffet lovers here


BC Bloggers, Let's Start The Partey!!!

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 8:21 AM

I'm loving Paula dear more for her marvelous idea of this.. I gained instant ol friends in a click lol.. I can't wait to bloghop and get to know them even for a bit.. Looking forward to see them in person someday =)

Wouldn't you wanna know them too? If you're in the mood for bloghopping, hop on here....

Paula - A certified BC blogger - wife, mother, employee, blogger all rolled into one.

AC - A proud work-at-home mom and wife.

Bambie --- Living a blissful and simple life in a fast paced city of tokyo with her Love and lil bundle of joy, Azumi. Loves anything kawaii and fabulous things.

Bambie/Sunshine - blogging to let you take a sneak peak into a world that is MINE. This is me, the real me. No hesitations, no presumptions, no holding back. I'm sharing my heart to you, no-holds barred.

Beng - A busy working mom of 2 handsome boys, Financial Analyst by profession.

Cacai M. - a Stay-At-Home-Wife and blogging is my passion. I am happy when people are happy. I view blogging as my open or public diary of random thoughts wherein I can express and share my views, reviews, thoughts, happiness, adventures, and experiences." ~hugs&kisses~

Carmz - Newest Blogger on the Blogosphere! Workaholic, Fun and Crazy Girl of Makati District

Chin chin - Christian stay at home mom blogger blessed with 5 children - Thanks be to God's grace and strength to live the everyday life.

Chris - A follower of Christ who loves being a wife and a stay at home mom.

debrajills diary - A Diary of a Mom and her Journal through Life as a wife, daughter and a mother.

eikcaj - God's extra-ordinary girl....

Fedhz - I have a Kris Aquino mouth and a Judy Ann heart. Yes, I’m very sentimental and talkative and I guess that’s the very reason why I found myself blogging for more than 7 years now.

ferr'zWILL - I am just a simple jolly girl, sweet and heedful lady I love to depict unto others how I feel towards them.

Jade - A certified BC Blogger. Blogaholic, Workaholic but will soon be taking it slow...

Kaye - Blog designer extraordinaire. Not. Just blog designer. And writer, if you could consider my inane blog entries as “writing”. A WAHM from the beautiful city of Baguio, Philippines.

Inigo - Probably the youngest blogger at 21 months old. Posts were as early as fetal age.

Irish - A Christian family woman who's trying to juggle her blogging duties, her full time work, taking care of a 2 year old daughter and being the best wife ever to her hubby.

Just Simple Thoughts - loving wife; loving daughter; loyal friend; wants everything to be fair and just...

Laane - Usually I describe myself as a mom of 6. The oldest 4 are boys, all with an autism spectrum disorder. The youngest is dealing with classic autism. The other 2 are girls. Twins. One is dyslectic, like one of the boys. I'm always busy arranging things for them, solving problems or guiding. Dealing with the problems other people caused is one of the main issues.

Liezl - the frustrated chemist but now a passionate blogger and an aspiring psychologist. Proud Batangeña living all alone in Manila, deeply in-love, spontaneous and witty. A good conversationalist, fearless enough to tackle love, sex and politics.

Lizeewong - I'm a girly girl, mommy and wife. My world is quite simple. It revolves around my babies who amuse me, my husband who completes me and my blog which pleasures me.

Mommy Bonz - Certified BC Blogger. A simple mom and wife with lots of hopes and dreams for her family. Finding time with everything, being a full time mom, wife and an employee and now a part-time blogger.

Mommy Rubz - a simple stay at home mom who takes care of three kids and 40 plus domains.

Nelson - A Surgical Nurse who blogs down his experiences, both clinical and personal. Happily married and now living in the UAE.

Niko - Happy Mom and Wife, Full time office slave and Part time BLOGGER :)

Nicquee - A corporate slave wanting to be WAHM for her kids and husband through blogging

Nuts - Blogging with my family as source of my inspiration..

Peachkins - babaeng bakla. foodie.mahilig magluto.coffee addict.froyo junkie. loves photos.dating call girl[call center agent].loves peanutbutter.NCIS LA & CSI fan. nanonood ng BITAG tuwing sabado ng gabi.....frustrated cop.

Pehpot - is a stay at home mom of four kids. A part time blogger of 8 blogs (and soon to be 10). A novice blogger who always share her new found tips and techniques (through NOOB) and your slave if the price is right.

Red is Marose - simple pero rock, a working mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend, hoping to be a work at home. A forum addict and now a trying hard blogger.

Ria - Wife, and a mother of one lovely daughter, likes to read books and collect just anything. A person of unpredictable characteristics, stubborn yet soft hearted, active yet demure.

Rossel - Maybe an addict blogger but very proud to say that she is a loving and caring queen of their home.

Rosette - Mysterious gal who finds happiness and contentment in her son and partner.

Sam - Adik na WAHMmy (Work At Home Mommy). Former call girl, este call center agent.

Sarah - A mother of two wonderful smart and active kids. A wife, enjoys singing, playing the piano, and a friend in need...

Shamrocks and Shenanigans - I'm a Wife, Mom, short order cook, driver, maid, gopher....My life is perfect. I am happily married...unless he takes the remote from me. I love food and I love to cook.

Sherry Rambling; Blogger: Live, Love, Laugh

Shydub - stay at home Mom, full time wife and started blogging since 2008 as pastime and moolah maker.

Tetcha – A WAHM chronicling her experience as a mother and wife and everything else in between.

Valerie/Surreal Princess - travel enthusiast, half –vampire, half-human, multi-tasking extraordinaire. Backpacker, Blogger, budding photographer, housewife and work at home
diva.

Verabear - I’ve been blogging here and there for about four or five years. I write for myself mainly, but I am happy whenever I get visits from both friends and strangers (*hint* I love getting comments!).

Vernz - A mother of three who loves free, budding potter, frustrated painter, trying hard blogger, dedicated teacher and a devoted mother.

Yami - Owns three blogs and work full time as work-at-home mom. I write just about anything that caught my interest and earn at the same time.

Yuuki - the drama queen, otaku, junkie collector, shopaholic, book worm, traveler, scientist, blogger, entrepreneur, lover, friend, fighter, survivor – complexity to the max!

Zoan - the single-mom blogger from Bukidnon.

21.4.10

I Love Mother Earth

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 3:43 PM

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I'd like to acknowledge fabmomma Jac of Mom's Special Diary, for hosting this TAG for a cause of reminding each one of us that we should take our part of protecting and saving Mother Earth from the harms that we people had created.

I'm thankful that I had to get accustomed to a life of recycling after growing up in the Philippines where I would just throw anything crap in a trashcan... I feel guilty coz I did throw something from a window of our car few times when I was young =(

I THINK I'M CONTRIBUTING ENOUGH TO SAVE OUR MOTHER EARTH because....

1. Our garbage is separated into combustible (burnable), non-combustible (non burnable) and recyclable materials. It's a requirement in our city. It was tough at first but getting used to it was really a fulfillment.

2. I use Ecobags as much as possible to lessen our plastic collection lol

3. Before, I blowdry my hair every after bath, but now, I don't --only when I have to.. SOmetimes I use electric fan instead..

4. Reducing our air conditioner/heater usage

5. Unplugging the switches when not in use --microwave, tv, water heater, etc

6. I don't use vacuum cleaner only when necessary (when there are too much clutters)

6. I teach my households (in the Philippines) atleast whenever I can, the proper way of disposing garbages. They tend to forget when I'm not around =(

and many more to mention... I know you're also doing your contrubutions. If you have time, why don't you share them to everybody. I'm tagging YOU to share your ideas and practices on how to save our Mother Earth...



20.4.10

Twenties Girl....

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 11:27 PM

My dear lil sis is in town! That's why I'm so busy that I couldn'T even get online longer (than the usual).. I've got so many stories to share but I don't wanna bore anyone here lol.

BUT let me share you one of her pasalubongs she brought for me.. Actually this is from one of my very best girl friends, Lei who's been my friend since highschool.. I MISS HER though...

The fabulous new novel titled Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella .......



I have been a fan of Sophie Kinsella since the day my gurl friend Lei, insisted on reading the first Shopaholic book to me. I've been like a whole bookworm for a couple of weeks, reading SHOPAHOLIC series books. I'm not a book person but I really got hooked with Rebecca Bloomwood lol..

SO now, I'm saving this "Twenties Girl" for our Out of Town Get away next week .....

WAIT, if you're curious what this book is all about, watch the animated trailer, created to promote Sophie's fabulous stand alone novel Twenties Girl.



18.4.10

Getting To Know Me

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 11:36 PM

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I'd like to introduce myself to BC Bloggers and to everyone who's following this precious site of mine. SO here I'm reblogging my "About Me" page (edited) to let you know a little info about myself. I also want to acknowledge Paula for this wonderful and exciting BC Blogger Getting To know Party =)

bambita

Im Bambie, 27, currently living a happy, and simple life in the fast paced city of Tokyo, Japan.

I started blogging when I was pregnant. I had to stop working so I pre-occupied myself with pregnancy scrapbooks and thought that it would be nice to have an online journal, specifically about my pregnancy. I just thought that I needed to have an online baby book so that my busy friends and family in different parts of the world could have a medium of getting updates about my baby girl (who are all more excited to see my baby than me lol) but yeah, blogging could be really addictive especially when you have regular readers who keep on inspiring you in some way.

I never imagined myself as being a blogger, it's just NOT ME, I'm not a good writer and I usually share my thoughts to the people close to me. But Blogging is fun, and indeed a sad absorber --being away from your loveones could be really sad sometimes even though you're already used to it--- . It may also be a stress reliever for some.

I never thought that it is also possible to make friends online. I already met some good friends here and I’m looking forward to see them in person someday.

I used to be a happy go lucky girl. I wasn't much of a homebody, but hey, people change! I love how I became from all of my experiences, good or bad.. I don't have any single regrets. But of course If it's possible for us to have a chance to go back and correct some of our mistakes why not? I admit there are "what could have been" things in my life, but that's just it. I don't wanna be a fool thinking about them when I have a happier and peaceful life already...

I could say that I'm in a blissful status of my life right now but still, I do miss a lot of things too — well sometimes I miss my old life, you know, hanging out with friends anytime, anywhere, staying up until the sun comes up, no responsiblities —oh well I’m a mom now.. devoted mom to my little girl, best and worst partner to my handsome honeyb. Life would never be the same without them. WELL, love really moves in mysterious way lol...

I love what I am right now. I guess I finally found my happiness. BUT of course, I’d be happier if I get to spend at least 3 months/year vacation in Philippines.

Stalk me more on my other pages and social networks… you’d know how GEEK I become eversince I got pregnant (2008)

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SO this is me... Yorushiku Onegaishimasu

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16.4.10

I'm full

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 1:18 AM

We just had dinner at my cousin's house... and there, I forgot all about my "1 cup rice only" coz I think I ate alot... so yummy, she and her hubby cooked for us..


more yummy and tempting foods here



15.4.10

when we watch movies together...

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 10:26 PM

We used to go out on a movie date almost every FRIDAY, last full show, with popcorns, nachos and beverages. We've been to different movie theaters, and I think my favorite is We never dared to watch during weekends because of the crowd. He was my MOvie Buddy. We like the same genre - adrenaline pumping, spy, comedy except "girly" movies which I love to watch so much lol. But still he would accompany me even if he doesn't like the film. I think the last girly film we watched together was Sex and The City.

We also love renting dvds. We were once became hooked with 24 and Prisonbreak. We would watch 5 dvds the whole night, with loads of snacks reachable by our hands lol.. I miss those stressful nights when I couldn't wait to watch the next episodes.

Now that we're fairly busy persons, we rarely rent movies to watch together. I'm currently addicted to Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl, and The Hills (watching alone with my snacks huhu)

I miss going out on a movie date with him =( The last time we watched together was when I was a week before I gave birth (Oct 2008).

Read more about the other couples' story
here and share yours also
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Fab Momma Paula

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 1:05 PM

One of the fab mommas online is celebrating her birthday today The smart and fab momma behind the latest link exchanges craze's secret, BC bloggers (so glad I'm IN) and now the upcoming bloggers' party is about to hit the www . She's also expecting her second lil bundle of joy -- great blessing..


Happy Birthday sis.. SO glad to know you online and I hope to meet you soon in person....


Visit her site, Mommy Diary, to greet and know more about her...

expensive food

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 1:33 AM

Honey took me to Hotel New Otani Makuhari as one of his Christmas Surprises during our first few months of dating, that was Dec 2005 and it was our first Christmas together and my first time to celebrate Christmas in Japan, away from my dear loveones in the Philippines =(

He's knows how much I wanted to go home but I just can't due to my studies so I think he just had to make those surprises to fill the loneliness in me..

Anyway, we had a fine course dinner at a French restaurant inside the hotel and the bill came out to over 100 bucks a person which I learned only after few months (syempre pa-girl pa ko nun, i don't ask how much he pays)

That was the most expensive so far and it was indeed a great experience for me who wasn't used of eating in a fancy resto -- i was a food chain eater until I met my honey who introduced me to different kinds of foods/cuisine.

(sorry i don't have a photo of our dinner course, di pa ko mahilig mamicture ng mga foods nun lol)




13.4.10

Marc Jacobs' Bag in Bag

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 12:41 AM

ah ha! Yours truly went to TSUTAYA - famous video rental + bookstore chain in Japan, last week. AND THERE, while waiting in line to pay for my dvd rent, fashion magazines far right beside me caught my attention. It wasn't the cover girls, but the FREEBIES lol.. So the impulsive and lady gaga of me got excited and walked out from the line to check those tempting magazines for April.

Of all the magazine with freebies, I chose Can Cam's May 2010 Issue Magazine because I was so pleased that the mag came with a little Marc by Marc Jacobs mini tote. YIHEE!!

Measuring about 19 cm (length) x 7 cm (width) x 15 cm (height)

There's a few pockets inside for your mobile and/or anything.. So here's what it's like --


I think it's designed to be like "your bag's mini bag"... SO here, my bag looks more organized. AND it won't take much time if I wanted to change bags.



I really can't remember the last time I bought a magazine but I used to buy fashion magazines to check those fabulous japanese girls with their clothes, BAGS and beauty products, and of course THE FREEBIES (usually they have, but not that often)





12.4.10

So Vivid ♥

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 11:43 AM

One of the things I love about spring.... BLOOMING FLOWERS, in vivid colors...





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