Thursday, June 30, 2011


Greg and I have been married for over 6 years, and have moved to 4 different places. It's crazy right!? I know it is. Moving is a daunting task, and it's stressful but we have managed it very well.
Last year, we decided to move to Texas because Greg got a decent job offer. So we stayed for 5 months in a luxury apartment, and then purchased a second home last October.
Here's my share for this week's Mommy Moments theme "Home". The living room area is our favorite place to hangout.
and this is our dining area. 
Home is where the dirt is...I mean the HEART!

Above and Beyond

Above and beyond is a common term use in the Air Force.
Newly enlisted!
 While I was transferring our old photo folders to a new hard drive, I saw some of our Air Show photos taken 3 years ago. We used to watch an Air Show every year in California, but it stopped when we moved to Texas.  
I miss going to this kind of event. Akesh was 2 years old in this picture.
 I see cargo plane, F16 and other fighting jets passing by our house every day. It's annoying when you hear them outside. Glad we have a soundproof house.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ABC Wednesday: X is for XOXO

XOXO is an acronym, abbreviation or slang word. Xoxo is a common way for people to end a letter, text or email. It is a short way of sending your hugs and kisses to the person.
X means kisses...and
O means hugs.
This is my entry for this week's ABC Wednesday, letter X!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Barnes & Noble

How's your weekend guys?! I wish you had a fantastic one. Our weekend was a busy one. Last Saturday we went to Barnes & Noble to get some books for our little miss.
She's been whining about going there for a long time.
 Dinosaur books is always her favorite aisle to checkout every time we go to a bookstore. She might want to be a paleontologist someday...:) 
We bought her a few books and 2 boxes of puzzles games, one for her and one for us (60 and 1500 pieces). She already solved hers while hubby and I have trouble connecting each pieces.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

California State Fair '07

California State Fair is one of the biggest events we look forward to every year when we used to live in Sacramento. I miss going to the fair. 
 News10 always have their weather forecast photo booth set-up every year. And each individual will get a chance to be a weather person of the day for a few seconds. All you have to do is get in line to have your picture taken!
The Dias Fam featured @
Pretty cool eh!

Urban Clothing

I think that the best way to get good clothes is to pay attention to the style and quality of the clothes, rather than buying a too funky and cheap material. I do sometimes buy urban clothes. Urban clothing can easily be worn at any occasion, and investing money with this type of clothing is not going to go to a waste as the trend of urban clothes is never too old. How about you? Do you like urban trends?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sweet Treats

Here are some photos of us last weekend (Father's day celebration).
Awwwww...John Cena! Nay, it's just a WAX!
Holding hands with one of the famous WWE  superstar "The Undertaker"!
Sweet treats! Who can resist?! I don't even have a sweet tooth, but I got tempted! 
These two had a little! The little miss wants the sugary rainbow gummy bears, but hubby suggested not to get it. Nobody won the battle because the mother lion interrupted...nyahaha!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

6 Years Ago....

This photo was taken 6 years ago. Wow, that long?! It was June 11th of 2005 when I first arrived here in the US. I was pretty overwhelmed meeting all Greg's huge family. I remember when I was very aloof from everyone. What do you expect? I don't know anybody except Greg.
Looking at this photo made me think of not eating food for a! I do miss my curvy body. Now, I look like a hippo...nyahaha!  
The day after my arrival, Greg's family gave us a post bridal shower party. It was so sweet of them!

Electronic Pickpocketing

There is another thing you need to be aware of, and that is electronic pickpocketing. The Nevada Attorney General's office has been alerting consumers to be aware of crooks that will steal your credit card, debit card, passport and other important documents. There is a technology they use to accomplish this called Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Many credit cards and other documents contain RFID chips which can be used by criminals to scan your credit cards and passports without even touch you. You can protect yourself from this crime by using a RFID blocking product. So if you want to protect yourself, you should checkout this product to see how it can help you.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cheap Flight Deals

If you are looking for some cheap flight deals, you should checkout the website. This site is dedicated in giving you the best travel information to help you save money. They will give you the best quality service which will make your travel plans much easier to plan. They can assess your needs on a customer to customer basis and can take your calls seven days a week. This Canadian company has been in business since 2001 and can help you with your flights, cruises and much more. So if you are looking for a great travel expert, you will want to checkout today and see how they can help.

Basketball Camps

There are many basketball camps that you should checkout which is great for any child. These camps can help train high school basketball players and even college and professional. They can help your student become a better athlete and also a leader. When you want to boost your PGC to make you a better basketball player, you will definitely want to attend one of these camps. These camps can prepare junior high school players to be prepared for varsity basketball. These camps should be on your list of things to do before entering high school. So you should check them out today.

Mining Company in Canada

You should read about the mining company in Canada which is located in Vancouver. They are focusing on developing the Taysan Copper-Gold Porphyry project which is an advanced copper-gold porphyry depository. This project is located 100km south of Manila. They have a great history that goes back to the exploration that started in 1968. This project has a 25-year mine life. You should read all the details regarding this project to get more information. This information is helpful in understanding the potential of this mine. So if you want to learn more about the Taysan Copper-Gold Porphyry project, you should check them out today.

Water Heater Installation

Friesen is one company that can help you with your water heater installation. They take pride in their work and that is why they make sure they are code compliant on installations like gas furnaces. They offer hi-efficiency furnaces which operate at about 92%-97% Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This company has been in business since 1999, and they know what they are doing. They can help diagnose and repair all makes and models. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for a great company to help you with your water heater installation, you need to checkout Friesen and see how they can help.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


It's been pretty hot here lately. We've been having 90+ degree almost everyday, and sometimes the heat is just unbearable. I wish we live nearby the beach or lake.
Despite the warm weather, my family were able to wash the VEHICLES outside. It's fun to wash the car and get wet at the same time. 
The little miss had fun the most. She keeps saying "wishiwashiwa". 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I am glad I waited to purchase an iphone because Apple has just come out with the 16GB iPhone which is even more powerful and convenient. I have also read that you can get an iPhone without a contract commitment. The iPhone has revolutionized the cell phone industry and now is the perfect time to get one. It doesn't matter if you use the phone for an iPad, small computer or something else, you will love it. So if you have been considering on getting an iPhone, you should checkout the new model and see how it can improve your life.

Heroin Addiction

There are millions of people around the world that suffer from heroin addiction. This kind of addiction is considered the death wish drug because many people who suffer from it never feel whole again when they go through rehab. If you or someone you know who is suffering from heroin addiction, you should call this toll free number @ 877-335-4673 today or visit them on the web @ This place is a community based public-benefit website devoted to helping individuals and families find help for addiction and dual diagnosis.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

F-16 Pink Shirt

Part of hubby's duty in the Air Force is to go to a 2-week mandatory annual tour training. A couple of years ago, him and the rest of the squadron went to Shaw, AFB South Carolina.
It was not an easy situation to be away with him, but Akesha and I survived. Anyway, he brought us some stuff when he got back from his training. One of the things he bought me was a pink F-16 shirt.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Math Session

So our little miss just turned 5 years old a couple of months ago and will be in kindergarten very soon. Honestly, I am having such anxiety over this. I fear something will happen at school and what if she'll get lost and no one will be able to find her. I am excited for her though because I know she'll enjoy it, but I get nervous and anxious feeling every time I think of it.

She's been doing great and attentive during our school sessions. I'm confident enough to say that she's ready to go to school. She's already using the 1st grade Math book!

Great job anak!

Table Rock Lake Real Estate

My brother-in-law and his family live close to the lake, but his wife’s parents live by the lake. I was amazed how gorgeous it is to live by the lake. We had so much fun when we visited them last year. We went on a boat and went water skiing. We also went fishing too. I wish we can afford to get one of those luxurious houses at Table Rock lake real estate. The property is an exclusive gated lakefront community located in the spectacular Ozark Mountains overlooking the sparkling blue waters of Table Rock Lake.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Burnet Gunfighters

Sharing you a couple of photos and a video during our out of town adventure last Memorial day weekend.
These saloon ladies are train passengers. I was not too impressed with the whole performance because not the whole casts showed up, but it was OK.
Burnet Gunfighters present a Wild West gunfight at the train station last Saturday. The Burnet Gunfighters were founded as a volunteer organization dedicated to performing gunfight re-enactments as a community service to the City of Burnet. They are volunteers and there are no charges for their services. Donations and the proceeds goes to charities.

Spring cleaning that won't impact the envrionment

Guest post written by Mary Johnston

All of the things that I try to do, I try to lessen the impact that I have on the environment. There were so many years that I never considered what impact on the environment all my wasteful ways had, but now I'm thinking a lot about that. I do care about the environment a lot more now and am trying to come up with ways to make mine and my family's carbon footprint a whole lot smaller.
I found some really great green cleaning tips online and while I was doing some of that extra research one day, I found this website and read through it. I found some energy savings plans on that website and after I read through ti some, I decided to sign up for one of them to help us save a little more energy and money.
I'm pretty excited about this environmental spring cleaning. I already did my annual thoroough spring clean, but I'm also going to try and keep up these green cleaning habits from here on out.

Review: Custom Magnets

I love magnets! And I have quite a few of them on our refrigerator. Recently, I was given a chance to received some FREE samples of customized magnets to review from When I saw the samples, I thought the quality of both the images and the magnets are pretty impressive. I like the shape magnets a lot. It really stands out from the regular magnets. I highly recommend this website to everyone!
3.5x1.75 Custom Key Shaped Magnets -Great for Locksmiths!
So whether you are looking for custom printed business card magnets, calendar magnets, save the date wedding magnets, shape magnets, or schedule magnets, you should not look any further because this website has it all!

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bohol River Cruise '07

During our first visit to the Philippines, we decided to explore Bohol for 3 days. We stayed at a very nice hotel in Tagbilaran City.
The whole Bohol trip was so spontaneous and everything was in schedule. I think that's one advantage when you get one of the travel packages. We had the best tour guide ever!
As part of our countryside tour, we had our buffet lunch at Loboc River Cruise. We enjoyed the lunch and the cruise. And the performing group at the middle of the tour was really great!
Here are some natives showing off their dancing skills hoping to get some tips
 My family and I would love to go back there someday.
By the way, if you get a chance, hope you can join my GIVEAWAY. Thanks!

Adirondack Furniture

Summer time and sunshine mean only one thing, outdoor FUN! Playing, relaxing, eating and even sleeping outdoors make summer special. I wish my husband can build an adirondack chair in our backyard. Adirondack chairs are a type of chair which is predominantly used in rural outdoor settings. I like this kind of chair because the flat armrests are suitable for setting food and beverages. Adirondack furniture is very common here in Texas.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Austin Steam Train

As part of our 3-day memorial holiday excursion, we decided to get out of town and do something special. So, last Saturday we took a steam train ride going to a small town called Burnet. 
It was an all day thing, but not much of a scenery though.  The train ride experience was cool. I thought it was kind of fun walking back to the other cars while the train was in motion.  It was truly a ride!

You can check out their website at for details.
Standard Coach$28$18$25
Excursion Coach$33$23$30
First Class Coach$38$28$35