Monday, November 30, 2009

Things to Bring on Holiday Camp

Holidays are here again and that means our camp meeting is near again. We’re going to a far provincial place that’s why as early as now I’m making some lists of what we’re going to need on those days. We reserved one of villa’s conference halls for four days and we’re all excited about it. Our camp meeting is our semi-yearly fellowship service held at far away quiet places where we usually put up our tents and have bonfire over cold nights. We have our service schedule for old and young alike. The children have their own group which we called Sunday school and to avoid disturbance in our service they were taught and guided by youth assigned for them.

Well back to my list which is quite long I think. I should check for all our clothes and DH shoes which I got from recommended men's classic shoes. I don’t want to rush buying it so I ask my friend’s advice. DH will certainly use it for our service whether he’s an emcee, exhorter or preacher. As the villa resort has a vast area for recreational activities we can have some sports for the kids in the morning to warm them up before fellowship activities and for us all we can have some walking and running early morning. I also got one pair of mens running shoes in hand for DH just in case he wants to use it. Now aside from these I’ve got to bring food, utensils, essentials and sleeping items to complete my list.


Friday, November 27, 2009

:Looking at the Sky on Friday #52


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We were traveling along Bagumbayan near Eastwood to shorten our way from our place to our church when I shot this one. It's early in the morning but the clouds looks quite dark already, actually between good and bad weather. Just love the effect of these clouds atop a townhouse/condo units, looks very perfect there not minding the busy street below. That's the nice part of sky shots you can ignore the scene below and just concentrate on the upper level.

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Skin Care Products as Holiday Gifts

It’s only few weeks before the holidays and I’m finalizing my list for holiday gifts, well not many this time as I’ve resigned from my work though I plan to visit them one of these days and give gifts to some of my close friends. Anyway my schedule is so hectic these days and I’m wondering why because I’m just working at home. I didn’t expected it to be this way well I guess working at home is really busier than working in an office as you’ll get to see all the household chores and school activities wherein if I’m at the office I only attend to household matters in the morning and night.

Still I love my present situation now working in the comforts of my home where I can earn more than my previous salary and attend to my family’s needs at the same time. When I was still working outside my home I sometimes neglect some skin care essentials for myself, I’m just lucky that my skin is not so sensitive that it doesn’t needs too much maintenance except for the basics.

Now I can attend to my personal needs now like caring for my skin as it gets dry during this cold season. Women my age should use the right skin care treatment like moisturizers to bring back the softness and glow we had in our younger days. It’s actually an essential part of caring for ourselves because you’ll look older than your age if you neglect your skin. You know we’re not getting any younger and we’re not like the teenagers who only worry about getting acne treatments when they have pimples or acne. Despite being prone to getting pimples young girls have beautiful and soft skin, the gift of being young I think.

Back to my gift list for the holidays I’ve seen some nice selections at some of the sites I saw in Shopwiki and I want some really nice gift to my female friends, something that will pamper their hair and skin. Women care a lot about how their hair looks and how soft their skin so I’m eyeing some organic products for them so they can care for their hair, body and skin without fear of allergy and irritation. Well I should pick some not-so expensive products and I’ve seen Shopwiki has the widest selection of stores where you can choose your specific shopping requirements. I’m glad that I discovered online shopping years ago because I can shop for my family and my gift needs conveniently in my home even if I have very hectic schedule. It makes shopping easy for me and thanks to Shopwiki for making various stores available to shoppers.


Friday Fill-Ins# 152 we go!


1. Wait! Wait, don't forget to drink your vitamins first.
2. Instructions of teachers followed at once by students.
3. The trouble is when you're not contented with what you have and you always envy your neighbours' things.
4. My friend is waiting for her husband's vacation who works many miles away.
5. With a faint pop she screams at my surprise, she's a nervous young lady.
6. The clouds in the sky looks shadowy and ominous.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to spending my time with Josh as he's sick and he wants to be by my side all the time, tomorrow my plans include supervising my fence project which will be finished tomorrow and Sunday, I want to relax and just think of our fellowship service!

See more answers at Friday Fill-ins.


Busy With School Assignments

My kids are so busy with school and sometimes I think their activities are too much for them. Imagine they wake up at dawn, go to school early in the morning and reached home late afternoon. Then with no time left for other things they still have research work and projects to do. I’m glad that I’m here for them now unlike the past years that I’m working in an office and gets home around seven to eight in the evening. I was always in a hurry then especially if they have assignments and projects to do that needs my assistance.

Now I can help with their online research earlier so we’ll have more time with our dinner and some conversations. Yesterday they asked me to pick one card in their few selection of holiday cards they have from school and asked me to explain why I want that card. Then one by one they also choose their favorite card design. Well I forgot to ask them why we did that. I don’t think it’s one of their assignments.


He's Sick!

Can’t concentrate much on what I’m writing because Josh is sick today. He has no cold, no coughs but he has a fever. Despite of his fever he still asks me to let him go to school because Friday is his favorite school day and maybe that’s the reason why he really wants to go to school. Friday is their writing day and the teachers let them play a bit also.

Every Friday they brought along one toy and their teachers let their chairs form in a circle and they learn and play. Now that they’re in their preparatory level their playtime is limited unlike in their nursery and kinder days. Anyway I told Josh that I will worry for him if he goes to school because he’ll be tired and his fever might worsen. I told him to be just near Mommy and I’ll teach him their lesson. Well of course now that he’s not well enough I will not allow him to do any school work. I’m glad that he’s sleeping soundly now. I’ll rest early from my PC and blogging also.


Zenni’s Holiday Eyeglasses

I want something new this coming holidays but I want to spend my money wisely on something that I really need everyday. Since I wear eyeglasses since college I’m used to wearing glasses than contact lens. I’m very comfortable with it and I just buy nice eyeglasses so I will not look older than my age. People say that wearing eyeglasses add some years on your age. This isn’t true as you only have to choose stylish eyeglasses like Holiday Fun Eyeglasses and you’ll look good and young.

With the wide selection Zenni has in their $8 Prescription Zenni Glasses there’s no problem in choosing the kind of style perfect for your face. You don’t have to worry also of the price because it’s very affordable. Now with the New Arrivals that I saw online I think I know what I want for myself. I’m going to buy myself a pair of Zenni’s eyeglasses as I’ve picked pretty and stylish eyeglasses when I browsed at their selections. I’m confident that I’ll be getting not only stylish prescription eyeglasses but a quality one also. All these for very affordable price.


What Does Your Favorite Thanksgiving Food Say About You?

You Are Flexible and Easy Going
You're the type of person who can get along with anyone. Like mashed potatoes, you mesh well with stronger personalities.
In fact, you tend to prefer to hang with those who steal the spotlight. You were never looking for the spotlight anyway.

You are appreciative of every thing you have in life, and you don't take much for granted. You enjoy life's small comforts.
You are never picky, and you pride yourself on being low maintenance. You can always make the best of a bad time.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

When Kids Get Older

I was having some inventory of my kids’ shoes, toys and clothes and found some really nice ones that I can give to some of my churchmates’ kids which are a lot younger. I always give my daughters’ Sunday dress to those who want to have them for their Sunday fellowship clothes. The clothes don’t look old because my daughters seldom wear them. I’ve collected many of these dresses when my two girls were still young and I’m the one who choose what they’re going to wear.

Now that they’re older they have their own preference and style with their clothes, shoes and bags. When I shop for their clothes and things I prefer to bring them with me then I let them choose what they want but subject to my approval. Because my eldest is really getting bigger we almost have the same size of shoes and when I buy something that she wants she would ask me if she can have it. I’ll then buy another for me; kids are really like that most of the times. When I browse online for some of the things I want she’ll also view some of the finds I get like those Naot shoes we saw yesterday. She’s pointing one pair that she wants. I can say now that online shopping can also be a bonding for Mom and daughters.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

:WW - Dino Fossils Bulldog Tarpoon

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This is a presentation of Bioresearch of Dino Fossils of Bulldog Tarpoon. Well just an imitation but for kids they love it especially Josh who loves watching Dinosaur movies. He has collections of Dino movies and he smiled sheepishly when he saw the fossils feeling like he saw a real Dino :-)

Happy WW visit more entries -> here.


Camp Meeting Vehicle

We’re running out of time regarding our car which should be repaired before our camp meeting next month. Because of the high demand of mechanics here in our place our schedule with my cousin’s mechanic was cancelled. He told us he can’t repair the car anymore as he’s fully booked until December. Now that left us with no choice but to bring it to mechanic shop.

As for our long travel next month we will just use my brother’s other car which is actually much bigger and just right for our baggage. It can accommodate up to seven passengers and one driver with a spacious area for all our things. As this car was bought two months ago I’m not sure of its insurance status. Anyway I’ll only check some insurance quotes for it to be ready if ever its insurance is due for renewal. We wouldn’t want to travel without the car being insured.


My Cute Visitor

Whew! Got a cutie visitor today – my niece daughter 1 month old baby Sofia fondly called as IYA. Her Mom entrusted her to us for more than 2 hours before her checkup with her doctor. She has two grannies to look after her my Mom and my Auntie but when she cries she only stop when it’s me who will carry her, funny baby! My Mom told the others that nobody can make me get off my chair from blogging but when Iya cries I stand up as fast as I can and embrace her. She doesn’t want anyone to carry her but me. Oh dear with all my due tasks today I’m lucky that I finished more than half of it before Iya made it obvious that she only wants me to cuddle her. Anyway it’s worth it as she’s so cute, soft and smells like milk hmm. I can still smell her on my shirt. Lovely!


I Just Love Fountains!

I’m very fond of looking at different types of fountains. I can spend a whole day of just gazing through it while having some books on the side. When we travel we usually stop or slow down our car when we pass by beautiful fountains. My kids love it too!

When Josh and I went to an amusement park in their educational tour I stayed some time around the fountain and took some beautiful shots of it for my photo stocks. With the huge fountain they have I wonder what kind of pond pumps they used to power it. I hope they’re easy to maintain because if not their fountains wouldn’t be as beautiful as it is! Hmm I just love fountains, makes me dreamy in a way!


10 Things I Am Thankful For

In no particular order…

1. Three Angels in my life (Ruth, Gen and Josh)
2. Loving and understanding husband
3. My wonderful Mom and supportive sister and brother
4. Sweet memories of my father (he died 12 years ago)
5. For having God in my life, He who guides me and family whenever, wherever
6. Friends, Brethren in our church especially our dear Pastor Ed
7. For my online blogging job who helps my hubby in supporting our financial needs
8. For the life that God has given me
9. For the simple things in life that makes me happy.
10. For internet connection that makes my online tasks possible

I have more things to be thankful for because I feel blessed!


Feeling Healthy

I feel much better now with my health as I don’t feel so heavy with my weight. I can do some exercises in the morning and I don’t feel anything wrong with breathing. You see last month I always had chills in the night and sometimes I feel something in my chest. I figured that the chills have something to do with work overtime and daily stress on fitting into my time schedule and the chest pain came from being overweight. It’s in my body system that I reached a certain level of excess weight I feel something in my chest but when I lose some pounds I feel normal again.

Maybe I wasn’t really meant for obesity so I should watch my weight from now on or I’ll be sick again. I’m glad that now I don’t have to take appetite suppressant because I can just eat half a cup of rice and vegetable and I’m satisfied. I disciplined myself to stay away from too much fat and carbo intake because it’s really a hazard on health.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pushcart Educator Won the CNN Hero of the Year

I was so happy last Sunday night when I heard and watched the news announcing the CNN Hero of the Year. I voted for our very own Efren PeƱaflorida, the pushcart educator from the Philippines and I have posted it in my other blog for anyone who wants to cast their vote on any of the top ten CC heroes. I admired his advocate for educating the less fortunate children on the streets and slums which have robbed of precious education because of poverty.

My very own Mom was a retired teacher and she shares the same passion of educating the non-reader children neighbours in our place. For me it’s one of the best awards given to individuals. Now that Efren PeƱaflorida won there’s a great hope that this project of Efren will flourish into more fruitful endeavors. Please see this touching speech of Efren from CNN.


Bro’s New Car

Recently my brother bought a car and he’s been taking good care of it. He has another car which is a lot expensive than the new one but he decided to sell it and just keep the new one which is more flexible for his lifestyle. He’s a contractor and he finds it very useful to have a much bigger car than the one he’s using previously. Anyway before he sells his previous car he checked the insurance quote given to him by his friend because his car’s insurance will lapse in a month. He wouldn’t want the would-be buyer to have the car without insurance. He wants everything in order before he finally endorses it to the new owner.


I'm the Dynamic One

You Are the Dynamic One in Your Family

Family members who haven't seen you in a while may joke that they hardly recognize you. And it's true that you change a lot.
You are very bright and quick-witted. You have to keep moving and keep learning to satisfy all your curiosities.

While your life travels and studies may take you far away from your family, you're always close to them in your heart.
And of all your family members, you're the most interested in family history and genealogy. You want to learn as much about your family as possible.


Coupon Codes for Free

For us who love shopping but don’t want to spend much money on the not-so-basic necessities in our house we always look for big sale, best deals and discounts. Having discounts saves us money and it feels good to get a good bargain especially when you really want the item for your family. It’s better if you will find coupon codes to use as discounts for the things you want to buy online.

I was looking at Babies R Us for baby things and accessories on sale and I found some babies r us coupon codes, discounts, offers and special deals for free. I’ll have to buy something for the babies here in our compound and I’m glad to find some good deals. Just have to take advantage of those free coupons to make the most of my money.


Gen's Dental Checkup

Gen had her dental checkup for the last two Saturdays but still her tooth was not extracted as I asked her dentist to check if we can still save it. She had general dental cleaning with fluoride and has already finished all the light cure fillins she needed. When we came back after a week to see if we can save her tooth her dentist informed us that it can’t be restored as it didn’t reacted to the prescribed antibacterial.

Since Gen has a slight cough on that day we rescheduled her extraction appointment as she needs to be in good condition when her tooth will be extracted. It’s going to be her first time so the dentist thought that we should prepare Gen for it. Anyway she was told that she has very nice and healthy set of teeth and since it’s permanent already she should take good care of it.


All-Inclusive Vacation at Breezes Resort

Everyone loves vacation because it’s a time of relaxation and getting away from all the stress, pressures and daily routines of life. Once in a while we should give ourselves a break from the everyday chores of life to keep us in good condition physically and emotionally. All work and no vacation make a tired body so we should put importance on giving rest to our weary mind and body. I myself hadn’t had a vacation for years now, well if you will not count the three day fellowship in Tagaytay City twice a year. Actually for me that will count as we enjoy being there away from the bustling city of urban areas. Even though we spent camp meeting there we were relaxed and rested. It’s like recharging our mind and body for the coming challenges of life.

It would be more relaxing if we really spent some days or weeks off our routine work and booked an all inclusive resort just for our family vacation. I know Breezes Resort offers everything from comfortable accommodations to beach resorts up to fine dining and sports activities. I learned this from my SIL who loves going to a vacation by the beach and just recently planning to have a vacation where she and her family can enjoy entertainment, fine dining, some water sports and comfortable accommodations somewhere in the blue waters and rich landscapes of Caribbean resorts. She’s been working so hard that a month of relaxation in a beautiful beach resort can really do her good. She saved some money for it and she want to spend it wisely.

I would really love to do that also and spend my vacation in the old-fashioned Jamaica Island. I want my vacation to be different this time with not just the beautiful beach resort and scenic view but I would also love the Jamaica all inclusive vacations where they offer delicious cuisine which is good for those who love to taste different menus of different places. For sporty person like me I know I can indulge on several sports there. It’s nice to spend early morning by the beach just before the sun shines and feel the breeze of wind on my air. Oh my I’m getting the feel of the vacation already! Now you can imagine how good to have a Breezes Resort vacation and when you want it for yourself just visit their site and booked your all inclusive package.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Sickness!

It’s Monday again and I’m having some Monday sickness but this time it’s the real sickness. I have headache and pain in my back and hips, well blame it on the monthly PMS. I’m just lucky that I don’t have the normal dysmenorrheal some girls and women are having every month. I always have headache on the first day and after that I’m back to normal. I wish that my two girls will have the same condition when they have their periods because when I see some women suffering from it I cringe. Wish I can work normally today!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ooze Tube for Your Garden

My Mom is complaining about her plants few days ago because some has not been showing new branches and flowers. We’re having some renovations last week and because of busy supervision I’ve neglected the three plants located far from where my Mom can easily water the plants. I’ve assigned myself to take care of those plants but I missed the morning and afternoon watering for three days. I tried bringing the plant to its healthy glow and was glad that I was successful. I was thinking if we only have the vegetable and tree Ooze Tube in our house we can be sure that our plants will be healthy always even if we missed watering it due to busy schedule.

When I learned about drip irrigation watering from I was amazed at the wonders it can do to newly plant or drought stricken trees. In fact I was glad to know that this can cover two weeks of irrigation for plants and trees and you can also add fertilizer. Now you don’t have to worry about neglecting your plants when you spend family vacation somewhere. You’ll be sure to go home to a healthy garden everyday. Great savings on water too!


Friday, November 20, 2009

:Looking at the Sky on Friday #51- At EK


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This is a shot in Enchanted Kingdom showing the magical settings there with beautiful buildings and the view of the almost cloudless sky behind the breathtaking Anchor's Away ride. I stayed near the ride and watched Josh' teachers shout and scream at the sideways movement of the ride. I could never ride like that as I'm afraid of heights but I want to watch the riders as they fearlessly sit there. Wish I could but I can't!

Happy sky watching!Visit more of beautiful sky photos here!


High Performance Bookshelf Speakers

I love music and when I’m writing and blogging I want to hear good music for my background. It inspires me to think of good inspirational thoughts when I hear good music. My hubby bought me a new component system last August and it really brings out the finest tune of my selected music, makes me sing a lot these days also. It’s really best if you have quality sound system with high performance bookshelf speakers because you’ll get the most out of your favorite music.

With the current technology we have now we can really choose the best for our sound system like the ones available online in Boston acoustics. They provide and offer a wide variety of quality sound bars, home theater, bookshelf, floor standing, subwoofers, on-wall, in-wall and many other types of speakers. You can be assured that there’s one who can meet your specific requirements of quality sound and the style you need.

Take a look at this 2-way compact speaker system I found among their products. I like its features with OCCM woofer, SWB tweeter, magnaguard video shielding and very beautiful in its black lacquer piano finish cabinet. It doesn’t only bring quality sounds but has very elegant looks as well.


FRIDAY FILL-INS # 151 we go!


1. We need to be always thankful for all the blessings we received from God.
2. I'm browsing my kids' pictures when they were toddlers and it made me smile.
3. If you want to be good in your job put your heart in it.
4. My life has changed because of God's grace.
5. Massachusetts has a proposed 5% sales tax on elective cosmetic surgery; I think they know what they're doing.
6. To have a family vacation makes for a happy holiday.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watch Shining Inheritance, tomorrow my plans include grocering and Sunday, I want to drop by a shoe store!

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Banking Built for Your Small Business

When I was still working in my previous company I’ve dreamed of having a business of my own. I promised myself that if I ever resign or retire early I’ll start a small business of my own. Now that I’ve decided to retire early and concentrate on looking after my kids I still want a small business but I’m just too busy to start. It takes a lot of effort, money and perseverance to start your own business and you’ll have to arrange everything from license to management up to financial matters. You also have to arrange some matters with the bank as I have done these things in my previous job. I was in charge in dealing with banking matters and it takes a great part of my time.

It’s good to have someone who will help with these things and I’ve learned that MT&T can help with their small business banking services. Their package will help small business owners save time and money with their products and services such as commercial savings, advanced business checking, check card for business and the very convenient web banking. Their banking is definitely built for business which will maximize your desired profit. Check them out for your business’ specific requirements and start your business right.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings : Week#355

I say ... and you think ... ?

This week’s mutterings:

  1. Grace :: of God, amazing
  2. Shower :: of blessings
  3. Alice :: in wonderland
  4. Purple :: rain
  5. Apartment :: rent
  6. 3 :: kids of mine, Ruth, Gen and Josh
  7. Car :: travel
  8. Pregnant :: expectant
  9. Counselor :: guidance, psychologist
  10. Discretion :: judgement
You can join this cool meme at Unconscious Mutterings


How to Sell our Gold Jewelry for Cash

Sometimes our precious jewelry tends to be tangled or broken and we can’t find a trusted jeweler to fix it so instead we just store it in our closet for future repair. This practice of storing all our broken jewelries in our jewelry box sometimes becomes habitual and after some period we’ll be stocked with collection of unwanted or broken gold jewelries. Well you can sell it because as long as the item has gold in it you can sell it as scrap gold. But the question is where to sell scrap gold because for sure you want your jewelry to sell at good value.

Jewelries especially our precious gold ones have big value so even if they’re broken or have turned into scrap gold we want to make good money out of it. I’ve been informed that you can sell it at jewelry shops, auctions or online dealers but you must be careful in dealing online. Well for those who want to sell their gold jewelry for cash you can visit for tips on how to make the most of your jewelry and scrap gold. Cash4Gold is the answer to consumers asking where to sell scrap gold as they have fast and secure process on gold buying. They will surely help you get the most from your scrap gold, just remember that prices depends on the purity, current price in the market and the offer of the dealers. With these things you can now assess the price of your scrap gold and sell it at a much worthy value.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

:WW - Dog & Cat Mansion - Heart Stone Table

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This is part of the dog and cat mansion in Bioresearch where they have heart-shape stone table, heart-shape pond and heart-shape playground (my entry last week). I just wonder if there's a real dog and cat mansion would the two animals survive living in the same mansion knowing that their instincts is to hate each other. I know I'm just imagining things lol!

Happy WW visit more entries -> here.


Stylish and Quality Bathroom Products

One of the most frequented places in our house is our bathrooms and as such we want all the comforts and convenience of such area in our house. We just had some major renovation in our bathroom. We actually almost built another bathroom with everything new in it such as toilets, baths, shower systems, tiles, lavatory and some accessories. With my earnings from my online work I indulged in granting my whims on stylish bathrooms with the help of my brother engineer who helped me chose designs and style.

It’s not that simple to shop for the complete bathroom as it also includes accessories, fixtures, lightings, cabinets and many more. You can really make your bathroom an extension of your good interior skills and I can say it was an exciting job to choose the items for our bathroom. If you really want the widest range of beautiful, stylish and quality bathroom products you can rely upon to give you a wide array of bathroom suites, furniture, toilet bowls, shower systems and enclosures, taps, mirrors, rails and even Jacuzzi.

I love looking at those bathroom suites on stock clearance sale where you can get as much as 50% off RRP and when you buy bathroom tiles after buying the suite you’ll even get an extra 20%. Well that’s fairly good deal considering you’ll get not only stylish but quality products also. You can’t have that deal on other suppliers and with the current economic crisis today the savings you get from that can be used for other house items you want.


Late Blogging Again!

I planned to write posts and entries after my kids were all geared up for sleeping. Gen and Josh have mild colds and I carefully monitored their medicine intake time so there will be no problem when they sleep. Colds can be irritating and hard on kids when they sleep as they feel they can’t breathe especially the little one who always tell me when he has colds that he can’t and he can’t breathe so what will he do. Now I’m happy that they’re both sleeping soundly and without any sign of colds’ disturbance. I’m just very late now in posting because I suddenly had some chills again. I just don’t know if it really comes from cold weather or I’m just too tired for the day!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Partner in Night Blogging!

Still wide awake to finish some tasks and anyway I just had more than an hour sleep early this evening when my son asked me to sleep beside him. He asked me to sleep early and I did but I woke up again to do some works online. Anyway hubby just got home an hour before and I still have companion now aside from my favorite coffee beside me. I really love coffee though I minimized my intake from 3 cups a day to one cup only except of course when I work late in the evening and I feel tea will not see me through my sleepy status. If only I have time I would want some brewed coffee. I’m sure I will enjoy my blogging in the night more if I have a coffee maker but on second thought I will be needing a buddy to have coffee with, my hubby is not a coffee drinker so my sister will be the one!


I'm Playful!

You Are the Playful One in Your Family

When you're with your family, you want to relive the times you had as a kid. You're ready to goof around, joke, and play games.

You probably get along best with the kids in your family. You wish all the adults would lighten up a little and connect with their inner child.

While you sometimes may feel a bit out of step with your family, they appreciate your levity.

You are a truly happy person. Your enthusiasm and optimism are a blessing to those around you, including your family.


Better Understanding of God’s Word

I’m always looking forward to Sunday and Wednesday because that’s our days for fellowship and midweek bible study. Every week we consumed all our efforts to face daily challenges of life and with it we experience failures, problems and disappointments in life. Attending fellowship and bible study lesson makes us feel blessed, protected and secured in God’s love and in faith that no matter what our God will never leave us nor forsake us. He has redeemed us and after Jesus resurrection He made us all free from the bondage of sins and gave us a new life. Jesus paid it all on the cross.

In these days we can see that people are busy with many things in life rather than their spiritual life which is the most important of all. People tend to prioritize material things instead of the more vital things in this world which is putting God in the center of our lives and reliving Jesus life in these present days. God has given us the Holy Bible to read and explore the things that can also be the answer to all our questions in life. It is God’s words written by the chosen people of God, His disciples. The book contains bible prophecies and great stories which can be a great help for many as reading it can help you find a way on how to live our everyday lives with stories of God’s chosen people and how they live with great faith in our creator.

When Jesus died on the cross and resurrected after three days He has given us a new covenant which has God’s plans for salvation and His promises to us. For those who want to know more of God’s beautiful plans for us and understand the Holy Bible more you can visit this free bible study site at and learn how to use the holy book in teaching God to our children. The whole family can learn many things such as covenants, tabernacles and how Israel observe their three annual festival seasons. It can also help on how to make our lives better and how we can have a personal relationship with God.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Jen's Birthday!

It's my bestfriend's birthday today and I will not write here how old she is or she might kill me lol! If you want to know her age you can visit her site. JennyL or Bes as we fondly called each other celebrated her birthday today very simply, they had a sumptous lunch yesterday for the whole family and today she had pasta and cake. As she always say birthdays are meant for the young ones and as you grow older celebrations are getting simpler except for the remarkable oldies' birthdays of course such as 50 and 75 years.

I brought along Josh with me and greeted my Bes. After eating we spent the rest of the time talking about our blogs, our friends and how grand we celebrate our birthdays when we're young. We missed those days of early planning and preparing for our birthdays, excited with our visitors and just so happily carefree with the occasion. When you grow old you're always mindful of the time and it always seems that you have to schedule everything.

Anyway after all these years I thank God that Jen and I are still there for each other maybe a lot older than we were in high school days but still the same people who cared for each other. Looks may change, years may add, status may differ but still friendship never change. We're still bestfriends......for life.


Continuing Education Through Online Studies

I heard from my friends in college that some of them took post graduate studies in the leading university in town. Some of them enrolled in management courses and others in some enhancement subjects related to our college course. I also wanted to study further but on a relatively different field of study which is culinary. I’ve always wanted to learn culinary skills in cooking and baking because I love to cook for my family and someday I want to put up my own bakeshop.

Of course all these would have to wait as my schedule is full this time of the year and I have to choose a school near my residence. I really need to sacrifice some of my time if I want to pursue it unlike taking LSAT prep courses which can be done online. It will not require specific time and students need not go anywhere as they can study whenever they want and anytime they’ll be free. That’s a very convenient education.


Friday, November 13, 2009

:Looking at the Sky on Friday #50-Sky Over Coco Trees


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Looks like a shot in the province? No this is actually taken atop the terminal lot of a provincial bus in the business district in Libis, Quezon City (Philippines). It's actually across my former office. I just find it so refreshingy cool to look at and a perfect background for the beautiful skies above, though not so blue at that time. Well anyway the beauty of the skies are beautiful in its own different ways!

Happy sky watching!Visit more of beautiful sky photos here!


Golf Vacation Plans

Planning a vacation on far away places can be a little tasking especially if you have to consider the whole family’s schedule and decision. All must agree on the place and date of vacation in order to come up with a good planning. What if everyone has agreed but you can’t leave your favorite sports behind? A friend is into this kind of problem when his loved ones decided to have a family vacation. He’s thinking that he can’t spend the whole week without playing golf, it’s already in his system so he can’t decide immediately on the matter.

Now if you also have this dilemma on choosing between vacation or your favorite sports it will not be a problem anymore as you can try Myrtle Beach Accommodation with Horizon at 77th where you can have your long overdue vacation with your family and combine it with your golf. Vacation should be fun for all members of the family.

You can have your reservation online so you don’t have to worry about anything when you decided to book for a golf vacation in Myrtle Beach Hotel. Just choose among their golf packages and specials that would suit your specific plans and you’ll soon be dreaming of that vacation to happen. It would be nice to walk to the beach near your suite and watch the view of the ocean in front of you. Plus you’ll get to enjoy the amenities provided with your Myrtle Beach Accommodations like indoor and outdoor pools, water recreation plaza, comfortable bedrooms, private balconies, suites and golf packages. Just about everything you need for a cozy and relaxing vacation without sacrificing the enjoyment of playing golf.


Rainshowers Again!

After a whole week of very fair weather rain showers are here again filling the whole afternoon with rains. Josh asked me to go out and buy something, though I wanted to please him just like any ordinary day I told him softly that I can’t because of the rains. It’s hard to walk even for some meters only with a child in tow on a rainy afternoon. I just told Josh to watch the rains and as soon as it stopped we’ll go to his favorite store. As we can’t go out that time I immediately opened my new blog and updated it quite a bit. Maybe I’ll spend another week for my new blog before I’ll open it to other viewers.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Remedy for Tiredness

I’ve been working the whole day through and happy that I’ve accomplished many tasks today both online tasks and my regular household tasks. It’s not that easy to balance managing your blogs and your household that’s why I’m very happy that without any house helper I can do both, of course with lots of support from hubby and my Mom who’s always there for me. Now I’m getting the full grasp of being a work-at-home Mom and I was able to do some adjustments on my time schedule. Like now it’s getting really late and I’m still here in front of my PC doing some visits to my online friends’ sites and advancing some posts for tomorrow.

Sometimes my family asks me where I get my high energy level. I told them that whenever I felt tiredness seeping through my bones I closed my eyes and imagine myself on a beach having some relaxing florida vacation. Of course that’s one of my wishes but a nice vacation in one of the beautiful places here in my country would suffice for me if and when we find time for that as I want my family to be with me.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

:WW - Dogs' Playground

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See the dogs here playing in their playground, looks cute but it's actually a stone playground of dog statues. This is part of Josh educational tour in BioResearch in minizoo. Josh find them nice and petite! I particularly like the slides and swing, so cutie! He even tried to get near and touch if the dogs are really stones. What do you think?

See my other entry => Fountains!

Happy WW visit more entries -> here.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fixing Our Car

Finally we’ve settled the mechanic schedule for our car and he’ll start fixing our car today. We’ve waited for his busy schedule because we like him to handle the repair of the car than the other mechanic we used to hire. One of my friends who know a lot about car maintenance told us that our car will be fine after changing oil and all electrical wirings were checked.

Many cars in our area suffered damages just like us and I wonder if they have mechanical breakdown insurance to cover the expenses incurred by major car repair. Maintaining a car is really like having another child because you have to take care of it, maintain it and spend money on it whenever it malfunction just like our kids when they have sickness. I’m looking forward to using our car again every Sunday and fellowship ministry.


Monday, November 9, 2009

What Do People Love About You?

People Love That You Are Open and Confident

You're the type of person that's easy to get close to. You're very comfortable in your own skin.
You have no problem showing people who you are, and you're genuinely interested in them in return.

You are an accepting and involved friend. You are truly curious about what is going on in other people's lives.

You may be the first in your group of friends to express concern when someone is having a hard time or making bad decisions. It's only because you care so much.

This one has gotten so close with what my co-workers has told me. I really think this personality quiz is closer to reality. Want to try what do people love about you? Try this quiz!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Relaxing Day

I love taking some time off my work to watch some of my favorite shows on television and cable channels. It’s a kind of relaxation for me and it’s also a way for me to catch some ideas on what to write on my blogs. This day I spent the day without internet and I just returned to it this late evening. It was such a nice day, no pressure, no deadlines and no intruders.

For the past two weeks I work until dawn just to finish due tasks so this particular day I gave myself a break. I watched news, a movie, some shows on singing, living Asia and national geographic where I wished I have one of those big LG LCD tvs I saw recently. I know watching movies on big LCD television makes it seems like real.


Friday, November 6, 2009

:Looking at the Sky on Friday #49-Sky Over Ferriswheel


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I posted this one out even if the sky here is somewhat dark, i just love how the ferris wheel here looks like sneaking out of the trees with the full sky behind it. This photo looks small here but if you're behind the camera you'll surely love the view. Picture taken in Enchanted Kingdom, an amusement park in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines.

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Custom Labels

Logo is very important especially if you have a business and you want to be identified originally by way of a unique logo that’s specifically designed for your business products. Customers and clients have a way of finding the logo in every merchandise that they buy. If they want the product the logo of the product is their easiest way of locating their desired product. It’s the identification symbol of the product and people will always look for it. That’s the reason why you should try to give labels on your products. And these labels should be attractive and clear for the clients to identify it easily.

Now that you can order labels online it’s best to order it in volume for faster time. Better try visiting, a custom label resource for barcode labels, alarm system labels, outdoor and indoor labels. They provide and offer custom printed, fanfold, sheet, roll, digital and stock labels. If you want your own design you can order custom labels to fit your specific requirements. You can choose your ink color, materials and where you will stick your labels, be it on cloth, plastic, glass or paper. Be ready to show off your own labels and be identified instantly.


10 Commandments on Human Relations

I've been listening to DZAS with Ms. Maloy Malibiran-Salumbides' Protips last week and I find these tips very applicable and interesting. You might be interested to read these 10 commandments on Human Relations.

1. Speak to people
2. Smile to people
3. Call people by name, people like to be always called by their specific name- it flatters them
4. Be friendly and helpful
5. Be cordial - speak like everything you do is a great pleasure
6. Be genuinely interested in people
7. Be generous with praise and cautious with criticisms
8. Be considerate with the feelings of others, bear in mind that there are 3 sides to controversy:
1. your side 2. other person's side 3. right one
9. Be alert to give service
10. Have a big sense of humor.

Hope I've enlightened you with these 10 commandments and if you follow all these 10 I'm sure you'll get along with all kinds of people and you'll be able to help them also.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Safety and Enjoyment in Your Tours

It’s really satisfying to be with your kids the whole day on a trip outside your home. I remember last month when I accompanied Josh in his educational trip. Even if it’s a rainy month the day gave us good weather on that trip and the children had so much fun and so were their parents. With the school’s itineraries I think the field trip would be spoiled if there’s rain especially on our last and best stop on amusement park. We started the day early and before the sun shines on us we were at our first stop which is the Philippine Airforce Museum followed by Bio-Research and Enchanted Kingdom.

I always check on the bus that the school hires for field trip and I’m glad they hired a well conditioned tourist bus and a very careful driver. I’m confident that we’re going to travel safely. For us parents our children are very precious to us so we’re expecting a dependable and safe transportation accommodation for our dear children’s day tour. Now that searching online for transportation services is available you can find and choose the best accommodation for the school, for your company, for your private group or for your family.

If you’re in New York City you can travel around the city with assurance of safety and enjoyment if you booked for New York Bus Charter which provides luxurious quality vehicles with experienced professional drivers. These drivers will bring you safely to wherever your destination is with convenience and comfort right from the airport you’ve arrived in. They offer quality bus charters, good customer service and competitive prices that can give you better deals than others. And if you’re in a group you’ll save a lot with their group package deals. Now you can get a chance to see the best sights around New York with ease and enjoyment. Btw if you’re planning to marry I’ve got good news for you, they’re also open for wedding entourage package if you’re interested.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

WW: Josh at the Butterfly Garden

Josh enjoyed their school educational trip to BioResearch especially when they were brought to a Rockdove and Butterfly Garden where he had an experience of wandering through the lush sorrounds of the breathtaking garden. He watched how butterflies co-exist and peek into the extraordinary pupa hut and has witnessed the astounding Metamorphosis of those butterflies. He was so excited when butterfies rested in his arms and fly around his head. The whole place is covered with a net so we have to sneak a bit to enter and to exit from the farm.

We're the last to go from the farm as it's not only Josh who enjoyed the butterflies but his Mom also lol! I can't take my camera off the butterflies. I've angled my cam as fast as I can to have a closer picture of the species.

Happy WW visit more entries -> here.


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