P is for Priorities

>> Friday, October 31, 2008

What a day, may I say. I woke up at around 4:15 in the morning to the explosions from an initially unknown source. Knowing the recent events and the war between the MILF and the AFP, I was alarmed, thinking that a nearby town might be attacked. So I got up and went online. I had my earliest cup of coffee while waiting for the news on the radio. I also heard the siren coming from an ambulance or a fire truck. I was not sure. At around 5 AM, I learned that an army detachment’s armory exploded. I was relieved. My father also sent and SMS informing me about it. Hay. One of my friends who lived near the area later related her experience. They were initially panicking and were so afraid. She even joined her sister who hid under their table! And while there, she realized that that’s how scary it is for them, how much for those who have been living in the war afflicted areas all their lives?

I later saw from the news that the amount of the old explosives (that exploded) housed in that armory amounted to Php 10 million! Huwat! Pardon my ignorance but I just can’t understand the government’s priorities. They have been spending much on bombs and guns when in fact, these money (OUR MONEY) should be used to build schools, provide livelihood, people empowerment and send children to school.

Here’s my two cents: war will not solve the peace and order problem in Mindanao. It is not and will never be the solution. And to those who are unaware and misinformed, it is NOT a war among beliefs and religions. There are insurgents here because there is injustice and unequal distribution of wealth. The gap between the poor and the rich is quite huge. And the government fails to bridge this gap as I see it.

PRIORITIES. PRIORITIES. Build schools and give their kids free education, provide enough opportunities to earn and give their families a decent life, give them the land to till and earn from and you will see that insurgency will cease. Spend on these, rather than on bullets and bombs.

Seek to build lives rather than destroy them.

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From My Blog to Yours

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Tag Train #5

PLAYERS: BLOGSILOG | A LIFE IN BLOOM | Your Blog

1. What do you carry with you at all times? My mobile phone. (Like Chikai)
2. Where are you most ticklish? Sides.
3. Have you ever finished a rubik’s cube? No and can never be even if it will save my life. Haha!
4. What were you doing at 8:00 this morning? Commuting for work.
5. Do you like your life as of now? Yeah.
6. Last thing you purchased? An ointment for my acne. Yikes.
7. How’s your heart lately? Good.
8. Did you have a good birthday last year? Yeah. Had a party with some friends and relatives.
9. Who was at your house last besides family? Jen.
10. Do you sleep with the TV on? No.
11. Have you ever wanted to be a firefighter? No.
12. Do you have anything in your pockets right now? No pockets here.
13. How many windows are open on your computer? Just two! But one has four tabs open.
14. What can’t you wait for? As of now, nothing.
15. Did you do this tag because you were bored? Nope. :D

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Intramurals Preparations

Yay! It’s a Friday! We are going to have a half-day of work and this afternoon will start our long weekend in the observance of the All Souls’ Day. I am so looking forward to this mini-vacation as work has been stressful.

The preparation for the university’s intramurals/ festival has already started and it has been taxing not only on our part as student affairs practitioners, but more so on the part of our student leaders. The deliberation for the guidelines are all out, thank God for that! They are done with the solicitation letters for their sponsors. Next will be procurement of logistics and other needs like football trophies and trophies for other sports and socio-cultural contests, medals for the academic events, among others. They still have one month to prepare and I can feel the pressure that they’re facing. I just pray that with God’s guidance and our assistance, they can all pull through this and make this year’s festival a grand and memorable one.

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Ang Pag-ibig, Parang Imburnal

>> Thursday, October 30, 2008

While surfing the {we are} storytellers boutique for today’s trick or treat treats, a forwarded email from one of my brothers in-law, Mark, arrived. It is a fun and witty read and I thought of sharing it to you. Pardon to those who cannot understand Filipino. Here it goes:

1. "Kung hindi mo mahal ang isang tao, wag ka nang magpakita ng motibo para mahalin ka nya.."
2. "Huwag mong bitawan ang bagay na hindi mo kayang makitang hawak ng iba."
3. "Huwag mong hawakan kung alam mong bibitawan mo lang."
4. "Huwag na huwag ka hahawak kapag alam mong may hawak ka na."
5. "Parang elevator lang yan eh, bakit mo pagsisiksikan ung sarili mo kung walang pwesto para sayo. Eh meron naman hagdan, ayaw mo lang pansinin."
6. "Kung maghihintay ka nang lalandi sayo, walang mangyayari sa buhay mo.. Dapat lumandi ka din."
7. "Pag may mahal ka at ayaw sayo, hayaan mo. Malay mo sa mga susunod na araw ayaw mo na din sa kanya, naunahan ka lang."
8. "Hiwalayan na kung di ka na masaya. Walang gamot sa tanga kundi pagkukusa."
9. "Pag hindi ka mahal ng mahal mo wag ka magreklamo. Kasi may mga tao rin na di mo mahal pero mahal ka.. Kaya quits lang."
10. "Kung dalawa ang mahal mo, piliin mo yung pangalawa. Kasi hindi ka naman magmamahal ng iba kung mahal mo talaga yung una."
11. "Hindi porke't madalas mong ka-chat, kausap sa telepono, kasama sa mga lakad o ka-text ng wantusawa eh may gusto sayo at magkakatuluyan kayo. Meron lang talagang mga taong sadyang friendly, sweet, flirt, malandi, pa-fall o paasa."
12. "Huwag magmadali sa babae o lalaki. Tatlo, lima, sampung taon, mag-iiba ang pamantayan mo at maiisip mong hindi pala tamang pumili ng kapareha dahil lang maganda o nakakalibog ito. Totoong mas mahalaga ang kalooban ng tao higit sa anuman. Sa paglipas ng panahon, maging ang mga crush ng bayan nagmumukha ding pandesal, maniwala ka."
13. "Minsan kahit ikaw ang nakaschedule, kailangan mo pa rin maghintay, kasi hindi ikaw ang priority."
14. "Mahirap pumapel sa buhay ng tao. Lalo na kung hindi ikaw yung bida sa script na pinili nya."
15. "Alam mo ba kung gaano kalayo ang pagitan ng dalawang tao pag nagtalikuran na sila? Kailangan mong libutin ang buong mundo para lang makaharap ulit ang taong tinalikuran mo."
16. "Mas mabuting mabigo sa paggawa ng isang bagay kesa magtagumpay sa paggawa ng wala"
17. "Hindi lahat ng kaya mong intindihin ay katotohan, at hindi lahat ng hindi mo kayang intindihin ay kasinungalingan"
18. "Kung nagmahal ka ng taong di dapat at nasaktan ka, wag mong sisihin ang puso mo. Tumitibok lng yan para mag-supply ng dugo sa katawan mo. Ngayon, kung magaling ka sa anatomy at ang sisisihin mo naman ay ang hypothalamus mo na kumokontrol ng emotions mo, mali ka pa rin! Bakit? Utang na loob! Wag mong isisi sa body organs mo ang mga sama ng loob mo sa buhay! Tandaan mo: magiging masaya ka lang kung matututo kang tanggapin na hindi ang puso, utak, atay o bituka mo ang may kasalanan sa lahat ng nangyari sayo, kundi IKAW mismo!"
19. "Pakawalan mo yung mga bagay na nakakasakit sa iyo kahit na pinasasaya ka nito. Wag mong hintayin ang araw na sakit na lang ang nararamdaman mo at iniwan ka na ng kasiyahan mo."
20. "Gamitin ang puso para alagaan ang mga taong malalapit sa iyo. Gamitin ang utak para alagaan ang sarili mo."
21. "Ang pag-ibig parang imburnal...nakakatakot mahulog...at kapag nahulog ka, it's either by accident or talagang tanga ka.."

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Tag Train #3

>> Wednesday, October 29, 2008

PLAYERS: BUZZY ME | A LIFE IN BLOOM | YOUR BLOG
1. What is the closest green object? My copy of The Big Picture by Stacy Julian
2. If you were born the opposite sex, what would your parents name you? I dunno.
3. Do you want to have kids? Of course! I already have one. And dreaming of another.
4. What is the brightest color you're wearing? Yellow
5. Who is the friend you have that you would never have expected to have? My online friends.
6. Who do you hate the most right now? Wala na.
7. What kind of car do you want? A big and bulky pick-up. Hehe.
8. What is your favorite video game? For now? Farm Frenzy.
9. Do you like your dad? Love him!
10. Do you have any TV shows on DVD? It’s conjugal, so yeah. Hehe.
11. Are you wearing make-up? Right now? No. Tomorrow? Most likely!
12. Do you have a tattoo? None.
13. Have you ever broken a pinata? Nope.
14. What time is it right now? 6:55 PM
15. Do you know how to draw? No.
16. Who loves orange soda? My former boss, Ms. Tan.
17. Who did you last IM? D.
18. Do you work a lot of hours? Yeah. I am a slave. Haha!
19. Where were you in the last 24 hours? Home.
20. Who was the last person that called you? Wesley, the Husband.
21. Is there anything you regret? Yeah.
22. Do you know where your family name originated from? .
23. Is there an animal that creeps you out? Rats and roaches.
24. What is your favorite color ON A CAR? Silver
25. Do you use digital or film cameras? Digital
26. Do you own an iPod? Nope
27. Have you ever been on a charter bus? Nope.
28. Do you like going to water parks? Yup!

Thanks, Chikai! I am having fun!

The first stop is here and the second one is here.

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Save up on Photo Books and Photo Printing and Receive FREEBIES

I have been looking for a good printing service that offers superb quality of prints and at the same

time, reliable and affordable. We have 4 years (and counting) worth of photos that need to be printed and they need to be printed and placed in albums in order

for me to retain my sanity. Haha! The ones the we have here are way too expensive. There are others that are online and a bit cheaper but then, I still have not availed of their services yet. Blame my lazy bones. Haha!

Good thing I chanced upon ArtsCow.com. Thanks to a discussion at the Oscraps forum. I can’t believe when I saw this at their website:

4567Signing up is free so I did sign up and was greeted by a long list of freebies! Like Ornaments and

Photo Calendars, Playing Cards, Money Clip and even 8x8 Photo Books (20 pages). These and more will expire soon so its a pity that I can’t use them all. Interested? SIGN-UP HERE.



For now, I will be taking advantage and test their quality as I avail of my 50 4R prints. From what I’ve gathered, the only fee that I will be paying for these free stuff is the shipping fee. Check-out their Shipping Rates here. My freebie list is looong and there are more items that I can avail of . The latest date that some of them expires is after a year I’ve signed-up! They ship from Hong Kong so I am expecting that my soon-to-be-ordered orders will arrive on time.



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And for digital scrapbookers out there, you might want to try their Photo Book printing. Pricing can be found

here. Shipping is at $7.99 per book. And read about the reviews of those who already had their photo books printed by ArtsCow here.

Interested? Sign-up now! And just in case it’s OK with you, kindly use my reference link: SIGN-UP HERE. OK? :) Don’t forget that there’s more to ArtsCow than photo books and photo printing so check them out now!

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Credit Unions

>> Monday, October 27, 2008

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Hi!

>> Sunday, October 26, 2008

How's your weekend? Mine was restful and filling. There was a little bit of drama but things can be discussed naman and peace is restored. Hehe. I have been slacking on updating this blog. However, I have been posting here and here - the blogs that I have been neglecting. Haha! Moreover, I am keeping my self busy, trying to come up and work around a system to make my digiscrapping life more systematic. You can read all about my jouney here. I hope hindi ako tamarin. Hehe.

Another busy week is up ahead! Good luck to us and may everything that we do make our lives and the lives of other better. ;)

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Laptop, Homecoming, Work and Celebrations

>> Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hello! Hello! How's your week so far? Mine is doing just great! And that's because my laptop is on its way to recovery! Yeah! We (instructions come from peku006) while I execute them. Who's peku006? I really don't know! All I know is that he/she has been so helpful in finding solution to my laptop problem. I will direct you to their forum once all is clear and clean. :)

It's already Wednesday! Yay! I was invited to join our Working Scholars who will be having their outing/ team building in a beach resort this weekend. However, I declined because a super favorite cousin who I overly miss will be coming home! Yay! He left last July for a good opportunity in Manila. He's a talented one so he got invited to work in one major businesses in the country upon graduation. We are so proud of him! He is around here somewhere for a youth camp and it will be over on Saturday which gives him ample time to come home. However, he might be leaving the following day due to work. Oh well...

I am now a member of our school's Technical Panel for Extension. Honestly, I don't know why they put me there, but I am happy to be there! There are lots of work for us in the upcoming month. This week, we had a meeting and we will be hold an audience with the City Mayor to let him know of our projects and programs either tomorrow or Friday.

Moreover, I intend to revise some guidelines and process regarding our school organizations' operations. I will be concentrating on that and then present them to the boss. Hopefully, I will get his approval so wish me luck!

That's all for today, folks! But before I end, allow me to greet three special persons in my life: Liz and Mars on their birthday! And my Babe on our 7th year anniversary as sweethearts! Yay! 7 years na pala! :)

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To Be Stress-Free...

>> Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I am actually hitting the sack in a bit because of what I read here. Hehe. Thanks, babycobalt for sharing the list and for the tip!

Laptop update: Me thinks that my laptop is *slowly* recovering. I am grateful too, to the person, who is actually a stranger, who has been helping me in the *cleaning* process. His/ her effort confirms that there are in this time when the easiest and safest way is to distrust others, there still are good people out there who are willing to help people they do not know. Thank you, thank you, peku006! More power to you!

And with that, I am calling it a night. You all have a lovely night/day wherever you are!

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Manic Monday?

>> Monday, October 20, 2008

I have been having two sleepless nights because of this nasty trojan named Virtumonde. Good thing someone is helping me in the process of healing my poor laptop. I hope that I will get the "all clean" line very soon so I can get on with my life. Hehe.

Well, it's the first day of the work week. I was not able to accomplish much (since I am very bothered with my laptop problem, plus I have been staying up late because of it). Sshh... Haha! But tomorrow is another day and I have a meeting in the afternoon. I hope it will not be a tiring one.

Speaking of tiredness, I changed my multi-vitamins into one with iron. I think it's working as I don't feel that tired upon coming home today. I hope this goes on and on and on. :)

Just one last post and I will call it a night. Catch you all tomorrow!

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Counting the Days

>> Sunday, October 19, 2008

Just a few more days and we're off to our much-anticipated yearly Christmas vacation! Two hours ago, we were able to talk with my parents in-law and two brothers in-law and I can sense their excitement about seeing us and being with us again. There will be a grand celebration once we arrive, they say. Sea's belated first birthday, my birthday and the grandest one, a surprise celebration for two special persons. Ted (my youngest brother in-law) informed me that we need to prepare as early as now so he asked me to talked to Mark (another brother in-law) - the main proponent of the event. We're pretty excited about this and I can't wait to pack our bags!

Going there is a break from preparing meals for my small family. But does not make me any slimmer! I know I have been babbling about it but my mother in-law cooks the yummiest food around! Those orovo diet pills can't do their trick if you near her. I already have a list of my favorite dishes that she prepare and I know she will indulge us once we get there. It's only once a year! Hehe. I am one lucky daughter in-law, I know. ;)

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Semestral Break and the Occassional Cook

School's over at the university where I work. Our students are enjoying their semestral break, even for just a week. Yey to them!

On the other hand, we will have our hands full since we are planning to do so many things while school is out. There will be meetings and meetings and did I say meetings?

I grabbed my chance to cook a decent meal for my family tonight. I always feel proud whenever I do that. Though I miss going to the wet market and find the best and freshest ingredients. Due to our schedules we have to buy them at the mall. I used to buy fresh shrimps for vegies but now, I have to contend myself (and family) with preserved ones. Haay! However, we had a nice supper of ginisang munggo with pork and fried maya-maya. Yum! I am hoping for a mushroom and broccoli dish tomorrow, if my energy permits! Amazingly, the girl is loving my broccoli and pork but the Husband requested for other vegies and not just plain broccoli. Haha! I was hoping to post of photo of what I cooked but I always forget because of hunger. Hehe.

I just hope that this week will be less stressful to give me ample chance and energy to cook for them again.

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Third Sunday of October Roundup

Our Sunday was spent cleaning my laptop (I was and still am not successful though), attending the high noon Mass and shopping for groceries. I admit that I was kinda hungry when we shopped so I bought junk foods which I usually ignore when we pass by them. I told Hubby that that's what I call food trip. Haha! I justified that most of them will be brought at work, so it was approved. :D

Upon coming home, I tried taking a nap but it was too hot here. I don't know if I was able to snooze. Later, the Husband noticed a group of carolers who passed by. It was too early for Christmas caroling, I know. But they did not sing for us, no sir! They chose those houses with big and expensive gates! Haha! Their first stop was the two-storey house beside us that has an outdoor lighting that literally lits up the entire neighborhood! We don't usually turn ours on because of that. Hehe. I wonder how expensive their monthly electricity bill is. But I thank them for letting us save on ours. :D

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TAG! You're It!

Are you fed up with the Q&A that I have been posting here? Well, here's another one! Haha!

> ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT? Clumsiness. Hehe.
> WHAT IS ON THE WALL IN YOUR ROOM? None.
> HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY? Not so good, because of my laptop infection. :(
> WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO? None.
> DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN? Around 6 in the evening.
> WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW? A healthy family and laptop. Hehe.
> WHAT DO YOU MISS? My clean and virus-free laptop. Waah!
> WHICH DO YOU PREFER HOTDOGS/BURGERS? Hotdogs.
> DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK? Not really.
> WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOGNE/PERFUME? None. I'm asthmatic and the Husband has been suffering from rhinitis, that's why.
> WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX? Black, dark brown.
> COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINKS? Coffee
> WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIZZA? Cheesy Pizza
> DO YOU SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE? Just English and Filipino. Though I can understand a bit of Cebuano and Ilonggo, but I can't speak fluently.
> WHAT WAS THE FIRST GIFT SOMEONE GAVE YOU? Gift of life from God. Naks. :D
> WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS TAKEN? Dunno...
> WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TELL SOMEONE HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU? Actions speak louder than words so show it!
> WHO IS THE PERSON YOU CALL OFTEN? My Husband.
> WHAT MAKES YOU SAD? Sickness, no control over things and situation.
> YOUR WEAKNESSES? Procrastinates a lot.
> WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ALCOHOL BECAME ILLEGAL? Nothing
> WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY? Materially? Just a DSLR. Otherwise? Just being with my family.
> DO YOU WISH ON STARS? Yeah!

Of course, got this from pretty Chikai!

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43 Things You Don't Know About Me

Here's another tag from Chikai. Again, salamat, girl!

What color is your toothbrush? Blue and white
Name one person that made you smile today? my baby sister
What were you doing 45 minutes ago? Still finding ways to remove a nasty virus.
Have you ever been to a strip club? Nope.
What is the last thing you said aloud? Toot-toot. Haha! This trojan brings out the worst in me!
What is the best ice cream flavor? Coffee Crumble
What are you wearing right now? Black sleeveless tops and Puca boxers
What was the last thing you ate? Coffee Crumble Ice Cream and Barquillos and Turones de Mani
What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? Cheese
Who is the last person you sent a comment/message on friendster? Christian

Do you take vitamins daily? Yeah, recently changed to another brand.
Do you go to church every Sunday? Yeah. Usual reason missing it is sickness.
Do you like sweets? Very.
Do you like Chinese food better than pizza? Yes.
Do you drink your soda with a straw? If there's one.
What did your last text message say? New mobile numbers of 2 of my brothers in-law.
Are you someone’s best friend? Yes.
What are you doing tomorrow? Visit the Red Cross maybe and find out if we can open a chapter of the RCY in the university.
Where is your dad? Home.
Look to your left, what do you see? Small blue table.

What color is your watch? No watch. I don't like wearing watches.
What do you think of when you think of Switzerland? Swiss Banks. Hehe.
Do you use chapsticks? No.
What is your birthstone color? Blue
Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive through? Usually go in.
What’s your favorite number? None.
Do you have a dog? Nope.
Have you met anyone famous? Yep.
Any plans today? Supposed to look for replacements for our kitchen faucets but its too humid here, we decided to just go home after attending Mass and shopping for groceries.
Ever gone to college? Yes. I even work in a university.

Do you dye your hair? Yeah.
Last song listened to? A Christmas song over the radio.
Can you say the alphabet backwards? Nope.
Do you have a maid service clean your house? Yeah, but during weekends only. *sigh*
Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? An old pair of white Adidas sneakers. I can't use them daily though, because I am an office girl. Hehe.
Are you jealous of anyone? Now? No.
Is anyone jealous of you? Dunno...
Do you love someone? Yup!
Do any of your friends have children? Most of them.
What do you usually do during the day? Work. Work. Work!
Do you hate anyone that you know right now? Nope.
Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily? Nope.
Do you like cats? Very. :)

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First Name Tag

Here's another fun tag which I snagged from Chikai.

They say your first name tells a lot about who you are. We’ll see!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
S - You are freakin crazy (I agree!)
U - You really like to chill (Sobra. I love weekends and holidays!)
Z - Never good enough… (For whom? Haha!)
A - Best GF/BF any one could have (No comment. Haha!)
N - Easy to fall in love with (So true ba? Haha!)
N - Easy to fall in love with (Kailangan pa bang ulitin? :D)
E - You Are Great (No. But God is!)
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Spell your name using these letters:

A: Best Gf/Bf any one could have
B: You love a certain someone
C: People cant help but check u out
D: You are really lovable
E: You Are Great
F: Easy to fall in love with
G: You never let people tell you what to do
H: You have a very good personality and good looks
I: People love you
J: People Adore you
K: You’re wild and crazy
L: AWESOME KISSER
M: Handsome/Beautiful
N: Easy to fall in love with
O: Best kisser ever
P: You are popular with all types of people
Q: You are a hypocrite
R: You love to kiss
S: You are freakin crazy
T: You are loyal to the ones you love
U: You really like to chill
V: your not judgmental
W: You are popular
X: You never let people tell you
Y: Sexiest bitch alive
Z: Never good enough…

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Our Smart Girl

How silly of me to forget to post this! Our little girl made us proud when she got an academic award as a third honor (rank 3) during their first grading period. Unfortunately, we were not able to accompany her to receive the award because I was feeling so sick that day that I had to see my doctor while the smart girl was going up the stage to receive the award. Wes on the other hand, was on business trip. Good thing my Mama was around to be with her on that special day and my good Papa drove me to the clinic. Thanks Mama & Papa!

It will be their second periodical exams this week and we should be preparing for it. However, the girl chose playing over studying. Haha! I don't *usually* force her to review her notes if she does not like it since it will just frustrate us both. But most of the time, she reads and reviews them herself. I am equally amazed with her reading skills. But still, she is too lazy to write. Haha! Like father, like daughter!

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Nasty, Nasty Virus!

My precious weekend was spend trying to annihilate an annoying trojan, which I don't know where I got. And so I thought I've removed the nasty Virtumonde trojan virus. Aaargh... This pest kept me awake last night. Thorough scanning courtesy of Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware and Spybot's Search & Destroy informed me what the problem was. They both "removed" the trojan but further online research showed that removing this is not an easy task. My sleepless nights might make loose weight without the aid of fat burners. Haha!

I joined Spybot's S&D and I am keeping my fingers crossed. I don't want to reformat! It's daunting and I hate re-installing applications again. *sigh* But if I get frustrated, I will just bring this to the experts and let them do their thing. Haha!

So wish me luck. I feel affected when this *baby* of mine gets *sick* so I am storming the heavens with prayers!

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Snagged This

Lazy pa to compose a kwento post so here's a Q & A which I snagged from Kaje who snagged it from Alpha. Hehe.

1. Do you want to grow old with someone or be single? Grow old with someone, of course! :)

2. What were you doing at 8:00 this morning? Checking the health of my laptop. Hehe.

3. What were you doing in last 30 minutes? Shower and change clothes. It's hot in here!

4. What was something that happened to you in 1998? Graduated from college and became an Oblate volunteer.

5. If you were stranded on an island with the person you hated and without food what would you do? Like Kaje, try to co-exist, I think..

6. When someone catches your eye, do you try to make an eye contact or avoid it? Just smile and look away din, like Kaje.

7. What color is your comb? Brown.

8.What was the last thing you bought? Groceries.

9. How do you know when you're in-love? I think about the person every single minute. Naks.

10. Have you been to China? No.

11. Where do you keep your money? Secret. Haha!

12. Do you wish you were back together with any of your exes? Definitely not!

13. Do you like peanut butter? Yeah.

14. Have you been to UK? No.

15. Dream country? Australia? :)

16. The thing you love about relationships? Being loved and cared for and do the same.

17. The thing you love about being single? Do everything and anything I like without considering anybody's feelings or reactions.

18. Would you give up a dream for someone you loved? Yeah, definitely. :)

19. Do you wanna cut your hair? Maybe two to three months from now.

20. Are you over the age of 25? Yes.

21. Do you talk a lot? Depends on who I talk with.

22. Favorite ice cream? Anything chocolate and of course, Coffee Crumble. Yum!

23. Could you date someone who has been only your friend for a long time? No.

24. Are you typically a jealous person? Yeah.

25. Is there such thing as perfect relationship? No.

26. Do you chew on your straws? No.

27. Do you have curly hair? Wavy, yeah.

28. What is something you say a lot? Hay naku.

29. Do you have to work tomorrow? Unfortunately, yes!

30. Who was the last person you said I love you to? The girlie.

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Definitely Fab!

I so look forward to Fridays because 1) It signifies that a weekend is up ahead and 2) Fab Friday at the Scrapartist's shop!

I was feeling a bit down and sick last Friday night so I slept early and woke up before midnight. If not for Fab Friday, I would have just went back to bed. Hehe. And good thing I went online because I could have missed the opportunity to grab these for $1 each:

Beauteous by Cori Gammon

High Fidelity by Cori Gammon

Twists and Twirls by Designs by Lili

What thrilled me more was finding a thank-you note from Cori Gammon herself upon opening my inbox this morning. It was such a nice gesture and I highly appreciate it. I have been a fan of her work, though I have not created a single page using her kits simply because I've lost my mojo! I am hoping that it is easy to find, just like the life insurance rates that I came across with. *sigh* Some friends and I have been complaining about our lost mojos that resulted to not being able to create layouts. And I hope that digishopping will do the trick. So wish me luck!

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Area Code Locator

>> Saturday, October 18, 2008

I am a multi-tasker and finding helpful sites online that make my life easier makes my day. Say for example, this Area Code Locator. This site conveniently provides a complete list of all U.S. based area codes and grouped them according to the state where they are located. This enables one to search faster. And take note, the list of the states is alphabetized, making your search easier. Clicking a code will lead you to a more comprehensive database that provides a list of any exchange that's tied with the code you've selected. From there, click an entry and it will give you an access to detailed information on any phone in the United States. This huge database can lead you to every possible active phone number and give you information on the owner's name, most recent address linke to the phone, phone carrier of the number and other relevant information.

Now, what if you receive plainly annoying calls Then do a Reverse Phone Lookup! It is so plain and simple and AreaCodeLocator.org helps you do it. Just key-in the phone number in the search box and hit SEARCH and voila - you will instantly receive the information regaarding the location of the phone number that's calling you. To get more information, do an advance reverse phone search to get hold of information such as the name of the phone's owner, address of the phone where it is assigned and its phone provider.

I know you will agree with me when I say that the AreaCodeLocator.org is indeed a useful website! It is now easy to find area codes in the US and you can say goodbye to those nasty callers.

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Online University Degree

Are you looking for the best university that can give you an online university degree? Are you a working professional who hopes to take further studies to develop your professional knowledge and skills but can't find time to attend regular classes? Then let Capella University help you!

Capella University offers master’s and PhD degrees for working adults in business, information technology, education, human services, psychology, public health, and public safety, and bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, and public safety. Its roster of students include 23,400 students from all 50 states and 45 other countries. With 15 years of existence, Capella University was rightfully designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Capella University promotes an environment of academic excellence, challenge, and personal connection by providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. So what are you waiting for, enroll at Capella University now.

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Ramdom Questions

Thanks again, Chikai!

1. WHO IS YOUR CLOSEST CLASSMATE IN COLLEGE? I had two - Josephine & Kuya Ric.
2. WHAT WERE YOU DOING 10 MINUTES AGO? Looking for the best solution to remove a nasty trojan from my laptop.
3. IF YOU WERE A COLOR, WHAT WOULD YOU BE? Red
4. MTV, Channel V or MYX? None. Hehe.
5. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT? A house and lot here din somewhere.
6. WHAT DISNEY MOVIE CAN YOU WATCH OVER AND OVER? Almost every animated film that they make is worthy to be watched over and over again.
7. FOOD YOU'RE CRAVING FOR RIGHT THIS MINUTE? None.
8. CAFFEINATED DRINK YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT? Coffee?
10. WHERE'S THE BEST PLACE TO EAT ICE CREAM? Home!
11 . WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU PUT IN YOUR GROCERY CART? Toiletries.
12. RADIO STATION YOU FREQUENTLY LISTEN TO? A local FM radio station.
13. WHERE DO YOU USUALLY HANG OUT? Home.
14. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL? Got two: English and Science.
15. IF YOU WERE TO CHANGE CAREERS, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT IT TO BE? Computer geek.

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This Month, Have You...

1. Made a new friend: Yes. Online friend. :)
2. Laughed until you cried: Nope. Just laughed until my tummy hurts.
3. Met someone who changed your life: This month? Nah...
4. Found out who your true friends are: Several years ago pa.
5. Is there something you want to tell someone: For the dad and the girl who live with me, BE NICE and KIND.
6. How many kids do you want to have: 3? Hehe.
7. Do you have any pets: None.
8. Do you wanna change your name : No.
9. What did you do yesterday: Work. Work. Work.
10. Last time you had pizza: About a month ago.
11. What time did you wake up today: 7am
12. What were you doing at 10:30 p.m.: Finding a solution to this trojan problem. Disgusting.
14. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life? Secret din.
15. What are you listening to right now? Crickets' sound.
16. Most visited web page: My blogs, Google, Yahoo Mail.
17. Who made you sad? Today? This nasty trojan.
18. What made you happy? Today? Being with my former officemates.
19. Who are with you right now? Hubby and our girl.
20. Stupidest thing ever done last week? Visited a suspicious site. Haay.

Grabbed this from Chikai. Salamat!

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The Husband Tag

It's been eons since I did a tag. Here's a not-so recent one from Tracy. (Excuse me for being a slacker. Hehe.)

1. Where did you meet?
:: At our former jobs. He came for a visit and consultation with my boss. The boss found him nice and good-looking and he seemed to look like me. She called me up and insisted that I should meet this guy. I was on sick leave that day so I was not able to join dinner with them. The following day, we finally met. He got my number from a colleague before his flight back home. And the rest, they say, is history. Naks. Haha!

2. How long did you date before you got married?
:: 11 months. It was a long-distance relationship.

3. How long have you been married? 6 years!

4. What does he do that surprises you?
:: Being nice and amiable with the girl. They're like cat and dog eh. Hay. It's like I have two kids here.

5. What is your favorite feature of his?
:: His face. Because we look alike. Hehe.

6. Does he have an annoying habit? His being a slowpoke and his finding of ways to annoy the girl. Haay.

7. What is your favorite quality of his? His being wise and smart. I can always find counsel and comfort, especially when I feel down and doubtful.

8. Does he have a nickname for you?
:: Yeah - Babe (when texting) and Love-Love (in person). I don't know why.

9. What is his favorite color?
:: Blue - Atenista eh. Hehe.

10. What is his favorite food?
::Spaghetti, instant noodles, McDo hamburger, boneless chicken from KFC, peanuts, ice cream, chocolate.

11. What is his favorite sport?
:: Basketball, basketball, basketball. And sometimes, computer games.

12. When and where was your first kiss?
:: June 2002, airport din. Naks.

13. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
:: Lounge around the house. Watch movies and TV series on DVD, play computer games on our respective laptops. We also like looking for recipes on the recipe books and magazine that we have collected. I am hoping though, to find time to really, really cook.

14. Do you have any children?
:: Yeah, one. And she is as stubborn as his Dad. Aargh...

15. Does he have a hidden talent?
:: Oh definitely! Naming people and animals and things. Secret names. Ssshh... And I think it's in the blood. My youngest brother in-law has the same talent. Haha!

16. How old is he?
:: 29 years old

17. Who said “I love you” first?
:: Syempre, him!

18. What is his favorite type of music?
:: Pop and Bukas Palad songs (Atenista nga eh.)

19. What do you admire most about him?
:: His wisdom and wit, humor din which is so corny.

20. Do you think he will read this?
:: Maybe.

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Calling All Twilight Fans

>> Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My good friend, Liz, is having a fun contest at her blog. It is so easy to join and you have a chance to win a copy of the book. Aside from that, a special prize awaits those who will join and are residents of the Philippines.

So go and check-out Liz's blog!

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A Walk Down the Memory Lane

As far as I remember, I had an easy pregnancy with our first born. The only thing that I despised that time was the smell of chicken barbecue. I thought it was awful and I was particular annoyed with the street vendors who sold them. Haha!

Preparing the nursery was one activity that I was too excited about sans the prices of the high cost of baby stuff and furniture. Good thing my parents financially aided us in this area. Instead of giving me birthday presents that year, several relatives and friends gifted us with various baby stuff to help us prepare for the little one's arrival. When we finally learned the baby's gender through ultrasound, I was ecstatic. My instinct of having a daughter inside me was confirmed and I was overwhelmed with joy. It was exhilarating!

As a first-time mom, I needed all the help that I could get so when I gave birth, I joined a local parenting e-group that tremendously helped me in adjusting to my life as a first-time mom. This support group provided answers to questions that seemed silly and yet important, like how to administer medicines that despised by toddlers or what are the toys appropriate for my 2-year old kid. These and more were addressed by those helpful parents. Some of them were veterans and some were first-time moms like me. However, what bound us was our desire to be the best parents to our children and to help these God-given gifts to us be the persons that He wanted them to become. It's not an easy task, I know. But as long as there are people who are ready to support and the Man Up There is there to guide, parenting is a ride that is worth taking.

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Before I Sleep

>> Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's half past my imposed sleep time so I am calling it a night. But before that, I am encouraging you to check out the contests that I have posted below. It's worth participating simply because my friends run them! Haha! I will be posting about two more contests, hopefully tomorrow so you watch out for that too.

And if you are a scrapbooker like me, you might want to check out this post.

And lastly, if you're looking for my Questions of the Week entry (yeah, I am ahead of time this week! For a change, baby!) go here.

There are lots of other things that I want to blog about but work gets in the way! Haay. Until next post! TTFN and have a great Wednesday!

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A Birthday Contest

Look who's turning TWO! It's the adorable and cute little Iyah of Jacq and Bong! And to celebrate this special ocassion, Jacq is hosting a contest at her blog. Here's what at stake:
- $15 paypal money to two lucky people.
- $5 paypal money to two people who will give the best birthday wish/greeting to the birthday
girl.

So what are you waiting for? Visit Jacq's blog to know more about the contest!

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Win $200 Worth of Prizes and More!

Have you seen a contest with so much prizes? Here's one from one lovely mommy, Yen:

First Prize
$ 40 from Yennygirl
$ 10 and 500 EC From Swept Away
2000 EC from Indo Contest
1000 EC from A Life in Bloom
1000 EC from Affiliatizer
1000 EC from ThemeLib
125×125 ad for one month from Wonderful Things in Life
125×125 ad for one month from Creative in Me
Symphony of Love Pictorial Ebook of Love Quotations
~{values at $6.95} from Symphony of Love
Blog Review plus 125×125 ad for one month from Live From Waterloo

Second Prize
$10 from Yennygirl
$10 from My Happy Place
$10 from Suburban Sass
2000 EC Credits from WordPress for Beginners
1000 EC from Because Life is a Blessing
1000 EC from When Silence Speaks
1000 EC from Wiehanne Lounge
125×125 ad for one month from Music of My Heart
Symphony of Love Pictorial Ebook of Love Quotations
~{values at $6.95} from Symphony of Love

Third Prize
$10 from Fab Finds, Etc.
$10 from I AM DZOI
$10 from Mommy Talks. Wife Stories
1000 EC from Digiscraptology
1000 EC points from Wonderful Things in Life
1000EC points from Heart Random
125×125 ad for one month from LittlePeanut
Symphony of Love Pictorial Ebook of Love Quotations
~{values at $6.95} from Symphony of Love

Fourth Prize
$5 and 500 EC From Official Chosen Fate
$ 8 and 200 EC from Walk on Red
$5 from Living the Healthy Life
1000 EC from Etc-Atbp.
125×125 ad for one month from Around the World
Symphony of Love Pictorial Ebook of Love Quotations
~{values at $6.95} from Symphony of Love

Fifth Prize
$ 5 from Stripe and Yellow
$ 5 from Doll Me Up
300 EC From The Scrapaholic Me
200 EC From It’s Where My Heart Is
125×125 ad for one month from Blogging for Bloggers
125×125 ad for one month from Pea in a Pod
RSS Text Link for one month from Blog for Beginners
Symphony of Love Pictorial Ebook of Love Quotations
~{values at $6.95} from Symphony of Love

Did the list blow you away? Hehe. Go and visit Yen's blog on how to join and win!

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Work and Gatorade and Graduation

Lots of contests to write about, plus some tags (missed doing those). I will try to post some here tonight. I have a bring-home assignment which must be submitted to the boss before 9 AM tomorrow morning so what the heck am I doing here? Haha!

Work week started awfully stressful. I attended a meeting on behalf of my boss and I felt sorry for our student leaders who had to experience the "panggigisa" of some administrators. Hay. Exam week pa naman! Anyways, good thing there are other people (aside from moi) who are supportive of them and who trust their judgment.

We have several pending disciplinary cases and I am not saying I anticipate dealing with the them. No sir! But it's part of the job so the Hubby loaded the refrigerator with bottles of Gatorade in case of a migraine attack. (A friend who also suffers from an attack from time to time recommended to take 2 bottles of Gatorade to ease the pain. I tried it and it worked!)

It's exams week at the university. Time flies so fast that we are about to start the second semester in two weeks' time! For the graduating students, that will be their last five months at the university. Yay!

Anyway, that's office life for me so far. I hope yours is better. :)

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Instead of Fresh Flowers

>> Sunday, October 12, 2008

Upon coming home from a social event, along with my ordered bottles of Gatorade and a Chuckie drink for the girl, the Hubby was carrying this:Of course, I was ecstatic! (Seems that it's my favorite word for the day ha. Hehe.) But what thrilled me more was this line from him:
"Mahirap humanap ng fresh flowers dito kaya ito na lang binili ko."
("It's hard to find fresh flowers here so this is what I bought instead.")

Naks!

My man is not your typical romantic kind of guy. So this is a nice surprise! Yeah, I am lucky! :)

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Second Weekend Roundup for October

Just as I expected, we had a relatively relaxing and restful weekend. So restful that I only found time to go online this afternoon. Haha! We attended the first birthday of Jyrus - a first cousin's son. There were some drama before going because of a girl who got piqued while we were playing some minutes before leaving for the party. I was slightly annoyed with her Dad too, who seemed to be taking his sweet time. So I left. Alone. And when I got to the party's venue, an ongoing drama was unfolding too! Should I say it's in the blood??? Haha!

Anywho, they later followed and the girl, along with her Ate Mylene (Jyrus' older sister) had a blast playing. Mylene, by the way, also cried when she did not get anything during the "pabitin" game. (It is one dramatic afternoon. Haay.) Therese did the same some years ago, during Mylene's birthday, when the same thing happened to her. That's why I don't like pabitins. I proposed to the girls that we'll buy stuff and put them in the pabitin and the two of them, just the two of them play and there'll be no more shedding of tears. Haha! We went home with a slice of the birthday cake which I devoured while watching Bridget Jones Diary, parts 1 and 2. Hehe. I remember watching the first part some years back, though I hardly appreciated it. But I do now! And I slept late because of the movie marathon. Haha!

Today, we woke up and attended Mass earlier than usual. We later went to the mall and bought the girl new toys. I have a relatively stress-free afternoon because the girl was ecstatic with her blocks and her doctor's set. She even picked up her stuff which has been lying around for some days now. But for how long can these stuff keep her amused and obedient? I don't know!

Anyways, here's a snapshot of the kiddos with Mommy. That's my generic name. Even some of my high school batchmates and some students in the university call me Mommy. And I am not complaining. :) (Notice the two girlies' smiles. They have been photographed by me for more than 5 years now, thus, they have their signature fake smiles for the cam. Jyrus, welcome aboard! And happy, happy birthday, sweetie! Love yah!)

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Aggie Wants to Know #4: I want to see and know YOU!

>> Friday, October 10, 2008

Aggie wants to know me!

"I want to SEE you. Post your most recent pictures. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t look great. I want to see more than what is a normal avatar. Take note that it needs to be RECENT. Can you believe I can use an avatar dated 2 years ago? Time for things to change :)

Secondly, I want to KNOW you. Just YOU. Sans kids, the husband, just YOU. I have a lot of ME tags in my blog – you can use that. What do I want to read: You – Now. It can be as simple as “I love Coke.” or as complex as “I am the crossroads of my life.”

So here I am! Sans Photoshop editing ha. Hehe. This self-portrait was taken on the first day of the month.What I am going to share is related to work because this has been the most significant change that I've faced recently. About 2-3 months ago, I was transferred to another office and assigned with new tasks which are more demanding, energy and patience-consuming. This was not the original plan. I was supposed to transfer to another office which could have utilized my creative skills. However, God has other plans and He placed me where I am right now - where I am more needed. I love my new job, despite the detractors and the stress that goes with it.

I can't say that this is the best job coz it's not. Since I transfered there, I can hardly prepare a decent dinner for my family anymore. I hate going home feeling so wasted! I've also developed migraine and am anemic (again). I was not even promoted! However, I am privileged to work with our best students and at the same time, deal with the problematic ones. Just imagine my anxiety whenever I see a security guard approaching our office! A visit from one could mean another disciplinary case which needs to be dealt with. It's not a bed of roses, really.

Remember that we are nanny-less. Thus, I am grateful to my understanding husband who makes up for what I fail to do, to my father who is always there to support and assist and take care of us, and to my daughter who understands that Mommy is tired and can't read her a book. They understand that I need this job, not just for financial reasons but more importantly, for professional growth. This is a big break given to me and I am very grateful to the persons who trusted me with this.

More than ever, I now look forward to weekends - to just being with my husband and kid. I know they make me crazy but still, they keep me grounded and sane. They help me cope with the challenges that I have to face each day. I look forward to spending time online, to trying to scrap a page even if I fail, reading books which have been collecting dusts and praying. These keep me sane. Yes, the house is still messy. And I still need to organize, be more healthy and disciplined. But for now, I don't want to make my life more difficult. Balance can be a tough thing but I am holding on for I believe that this is temporary and better days are coming.

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Who's Slacking?

Me! Me! Pardon me for being a slacker. Work has extracted the limited energy that I have. What I hated most about this job is dealing with disciplinary cases. Why oh why can't they just study?? This week has been fully loaded with such concern. Just this afternoon, we had one complaint and I attended a meeting that involves student discipline (but with grave offenses). Early this week, I attended two disciplinary case hearings for two days and then later prepared the necessary documents - sanctions and MOAs and all. I have yet to finish the transcription of the final case hearing. Aaargh... I also dealt with two days and nights of a bad migraine attack. Aside from that, I have been anemic so I was like a walking zombie the end of the day!

And before I forget, our detractors are at it again! They (whoever they are) have been sending anonymous and nasty text messages to our boss regarding us, his staff. There is nothing we can do about it because they don't want to fight fair. All I can do is pray for them and pity them because after all, they obviously live an unhappy life. As for me, I might be stressed out but I love my work, I have a family that loves me despite of, I have hobbies that keep me entertained and I have friends who keep me sane. ;)

I was telling some student leaders that I will be retiring soon (as if I am on the retirement age! Haha!) The only consolation that I get from this work is that I get to work with them and if their claims are true, they love me! Haha! I love them too and if there is one thing that prevents me from transferring to the *original* office that initially wanted to adopt me is THEM. Working with them and for their development, assisting them realize their full potential is fulfilling and rewarding. The migraine and the detractors look insignificant beside those guys and gals. :)

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Thanks!

>> Tuesday, October 7, 2008

First and foremost, THANKS TO EVERYONE who left comments on this post. I got 10! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! :) You are all so sweet! It's been 6 long years and 1 kid, to those who are wondering. Hehe.

As much as I wanted to write a long post, I can't for now. Work and domestic concerns have been draining my energy. All I want to do now is just sleep. I have not been online yesterday, thus, my effort to stay awake now and check-in.

And now that I am through, I am calling it a night. You all have a safe Wednesday and 'til next post!

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

>> Sunday, October 5, 2008

This is late but it's worth posting. :) It was our wedding anniversary last September 21, 2008! We offered a thanksgiving Mass and in the evening, we prepared a simple dinner for some relatives and friends. It was also the Our Lady of Penafrancia's feast day, our subdivision's patroness so it was somehow a double celebration. Fortunately, we were able to take photos before going to the church and here's a decent one with the help of a tripod:Happy anniversary, Babe! Here's to more years of living and loving and dreaming and working hard to make those dreams come true! I love you so very much and I am so blessed to have you and the little girl. You two make me crazy most of the time but you mean the world to me!

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A Happy Sunday

Hello and happy Sunday evening! I am happy to report that it was indeed a happy Sunday for us and personally, for me. We woke early for an early breakfast. The Hubby decided to sleep again after eating. Hah! He was complaining about joint pains and was blaming the prawns that we had for two consecutive nights and the crabs which he was ate during a lunch meeting. On the other hand, the girl was still coughing though she had a grand time playing with her paper dolls beside her sleeping dad. And I was typing away - updating my digiscrapping blog. We went to Mass around 11:30 AM though a little girl was thinking of every possible reason not to go - sleepy, headachy, etc. We promised that we'll just pray and then go home, no more malling afterwards. However, in the middle of the Mass, she proclaimed that she was not sleepy anymore and she pleaded that we go visit the mall! Haha!

Anyways, once we were there, she reminded me of my promise to buy her new school shoes and so the Dad did. Hehe. We did grocery shopping afterwards and the hubby also bought me some new boxer shorts. Yay! Upon coming home, we had a late lunch and then slept! I woke up around 6PM and cooked supper. All in all it was a relaxing day. The girl and her Dad were relatively cooperative and co-existed harmoniously so I did not find it necessary to nag. Haha! Life is good. :) And I am all ready to face the challenges and joys of the upcoming week!

And before I end this post, here is a recent photo of our little girl:You all stay safe and happy!

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