Tax Due

I visited today the city treasurer’s office in the downtown city hall and got the real property tax assessment value form for this year 2009.
This is an annual obligation with the local city government on the real properties that include the residential building and residential land. I had been paying this for eleven (11) years now. Quite long time already but this is a lifetime duty and liability. The deadline of payment will be the end of this first quarter and i will try to pay this week to avail of the discount. The deduction from the principal amount due is given to those who can make payment within the allowable period. It could be of big savings and completely practical these tough economic times.

Lunch Cravings

I missed eating noodle meals and I think my last cooking was a month ago. I feel great to cook for lunch today this Seafood Sotanghon Guisado (stir fried seafood in mung bean noodles ). I go meatless this time and made squid and shrimps as the main ingredients.

Cooking this meal takes less than 30 minutes and it is important to prepare beforehand the carrots,chicharo,onions,garlic,celery,bell pepper, squid and shrimps.This way the cooking procedure would be much easier. I always love to cook pasta noodles and looking forward for more cooking posts of this delicious dish.

Friendly Cake


Sweet,creamy Chocolate Cake topped with mallows and choco bits just perfect for an evening dessert. I was happy to received this from a grateful friend. The cake is one of the sweet selections from Goldilocks. Savoring every slice makes you crave for more. What a sweet temptation!

Contentment and Happiness

Everybody wants to be happy and contented. Happiness is not difficult to attain. However, some people tend to think otherwise. Happiness means different things to different people. So what is happiness and how can we achieve it?

People seek happiness in a lot of different ways. For most it’s in the pursuit of riches. Others just want to find that special someone. To someone else, good health is all the need to be happy.

In other cases, for one person to be happy it means depriving someone else of their happiness. This may give the impression that one’s happiness is dependent on someone else, but this is not the case.

It does not necessarily take just one thing to make a person happy. It may take a variety of things to bring about happiness for someone. One of the things that can bring about happiness is contentment. If you are not contented with what you have or who you are, you’ll never be happy. Happiness and contentment go together.

What is contentment? Satisfaction. If you are not satisfied, you are not happy. If you are not happy, then you are not satisfied. People who are greedy will never be happy because they are never satisfied.

The bible tells us in Luke 12:15: “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Always give thanks for what you have. Focus on your blessings and not on what you don’t have. Appreciate the little things in life – For waking up each morning, for food on your table, for family and friends. Pray everyday that you will remain blessed.