Cute Baby Shower Invitations

>> Monday, August 31, 2009

A friend has been asking me to help her organize a baby shower for another friend who is due to give birth next month. She assigned me to work on cute baby shower invitations. Good thing I came across with Unique and Exclusive Designs Available ONLY at Cards-411.

Baby Shower Invitation
And since we’re running out of time, we appreciate that at, our baby invitations are printed and shipped the same day that it is approved. Our guests will surely look forward to attending our party once they receive their invitations baby shower!


Monday Fun: The Blog Edition

1. What different blog formats have you used (i.e. Blogger, LiveJournal, WordPress, your own HTML, etc.? Which did you like the best?
:: Just Blogger so there’s no point of comparison as of now. :)

2. How did you get into blogging? How long have you had a blog?
:: When I began digital scrapbooking, I started blogging after some months. My first post was posted exactly 4 years ago! That’s interesting!

3. Why do you blog?
:: Because I am a frustrated writer. I also like to update friends and relatives near and far regarding my life, our family, my hobbies. And to earn some on the side too.

4. Do you have theme blog (i.e. crafting, cooking, deployment, pregnancy, etc.) or is it all in one?
:: Two theme blogs: digital scrapbooking and education plus two personal/ what-have-yous blogs.

5. Do you let it all hang out on your blog, or do you keep it light?
:: Sometimes light, sometimes otherwise.

6. What is your favorite thing about your blog? What has it given you?
:: It lets me do a favorite activity which is writing and I meet a lot of new friends while earning extra which I use to finance my hobbies and maybe afford something for the family sometime next year. ;)

Snagged this from Diane. Originally titled Saturday Fun: The Blog Edition but I have to revise it since I am doing it on a Monday (obviously).


Toys for Big Boys

Because I could feel something rough at the side of one of my molars, I panicked and made an appointment with our dentist last Saturday. One of my fears is having a tooth (or teeth) extracted so it’s better to prevent it, right? My husband went with me (as the little girl was at my parents for the weekend) While waiting for our dentist, we browsed through the magazines at the waiting area. One gossip magazine featured some local male showbiz personalities and their big toys. Some of them have fast and sleek cars while others own big and monstrous motorcycles! No doubt, aside from investing on good motorcycle covers, they also invested much money and effort in improving their motorcycles! I was about to read the articles to know more about their passion for big toys but alas, Doc arrived!


A One-Stop Shop for Brides-to-Be

One of the things I was able to do last week was spend an afternoon with a friend. We have not seen each other for some months now and it’s nice to catch up about each other’s lives. We talked about her ongoing fertility treatment, my blighted ovum, her vacation trip to Dubai sometime next month and her search for nice and functional cardboard displays for her wedding shop.

I have been at her shop many times before and it’s a cozy and lovely place! The gowns are breath-taking and I can’t wait to see the shop formally open and filled with every single thing that is needed during a couple’s big day! She is planning to display more stuff to make her store a one-stop shop for brides and grooms. It will the first of its kind in the city when that happens!


Confidence is Her Last Name

It was a rainy Saturday morning last August 29 but we braved it and went to DD’s school. There was a big assembly of administrators of an organization of various schools in the area and she is one of the selected pupils who were chosen to dance as a part of the Mass at the start of the assembly.

There were about 10 of them, all are ballet dancers. They practiced for the interpretative dance during the week but DD refused to show us the moves. She was shy, she told us. But she was never shy in front of the audience. Well, well, she certainly did not get that from me! Haha! Indeed, she is one confident girl and I am very proud of her!


While Away…

Ola! It’s been a while seen you saw me here, right? No, I did not intentionally disappear from the face of the WWW. You have to give the credit to my ISP, SmartBro, which is not being so smart these days. It has annoyed me to no end, really. If you wish to read more about my rant, go here. But if you want to know what I have been up to offline, continue reading:

1. I was able to scrap some pages. About 2 a day. Plus somehow finish the birthday album that was 2 months in the making.

2. Visit a friend who is home after some months of being away and spend an entire afternoon with her at our favorite cafe.

3. I have purge some unused stuff from our drawers. But then, I was able to fill just one small box as of this time. LOL!

4. Put some recipes into good use. That is, trying them out! I am on the process of perfecting my braised pork/ adobo/ lechon paksiw recipe. Yeah, it’s the same ingredients and mixture!

5. Most importantly: Spend quality time and give undivided attention to my family. They deserve it and it is nice to be hitting the sack at the same time they’re in bed. We even get to hear DD’s prayers before she falls asleep and we usually find it funny when hear that DH is included in her list of persons who must be renewed by God. LOL!

Anyways, it sure was a productive period despite my disconnection from the Net. But then, I still need to be connected because of my online work! So please, SmartBro, give me back my connection!


Weddings at Karisma Hotels

>> Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dreaming of a private wedding in a secluded yet elegant setting? Consider tying the knot at one of Karisma's beach hotels. They have perfected destination weddings and those who can afford it will not be disappointed with the quality of service, accommodation and facilities that they offer. Aside from their romantic offerings that include beachside spa treatments, a beachside wedding chapel and full wedding and honeymoon coordination, you may also indulge with various pleasures provided by their spas like milk baths and aromatic massages. On the other hand, if you prefer outdoor activities, you and your guests can even avail of their scuba clinics, hikes to local ruins, Mayan cenotes exploration and beach-side fitness classes.

Make your special day memorable not only for you but for your guests as well. Let Karisma Hotels make that possible for you.



>> Sunday, August 9, 2009

You Both Wear the Pants in Your Relationship
You and your sweetie seem to have stuck the perfect power balance.
It's not that you don't disagree - it's just that you've learned how to compromise well.

You're both mature enough to know that you can't always get your way...
And usually, you're both adult enough to reach an agreement - even if that sometimes means giving in a little.


Lady Gaga in Manila

>> Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lady Gaga in Manila
Lady Gaga, the famous pop star behind Poker Face, Just Dance and more will hold a concert in Manila on August 11, 2009 at 8 PM at the Araneta Coliseum.

Tickets are now available at TicketNet outlets. Contact (02) 911-5555 or visit the nearest TicketNet outlets for reservations.

Ticket prices are:

VIP – PhP 7,875 pesos
Patron Standing – PhP 5,775
Patron (Reserved Seating) – PhP 5,775
Lower Box (Reserved Seating) – PhP 3,675
Upper Box A – PhP 2,625
Upper Box B – PhP 1,050
General Admission – PhP 525


Christmas Invitations that Rock!

>> Friday, August 7, 2009

In the past years, our batch holds Christmas Celebrations and Christmas Invitations are assigned to me. This year, I will surely be seeking the help of Invitations Shoppe where we can add a photo of our batch in any of their Christmas Invitations

Christmas Invitation 
Since we usually decide on the date of the event at the last minute, I appreciate the same-day print and ship policy of  Christmas Party Invitations at Preparing for Invitation Christmas is now a breeze, thanks to Invitations Shoppe. From now on, our Party Christmas Invitations are entrusted to them.





Thursday Thunks

1. What the hell were you thinking?
:: I actually do not know. LOL!

2. The tornado sirens go off in your neighborhood - what do you do?
:: Panic, of course!

3. Give us a recipe.
:: There are some HERE.

4. It's the middle of the night, there isn’t a car in sight and you are stuck at a red light that just won't change.... how long do you wait until you run it?
:: A minute or two. LOL!

5. When was the last time you got all dressed up fancy-like? Where did you go?
:: Our Annual Christmas Party at the university.

6. Have you ever had a mole removed?
:: Nope. But I have plans of doing so someday.

7. Are you in an area of record highs or record lows for the temps this summer?
:: Nah.

8. When was the last time you changed your furnace filter?
:: Not applicable.

9. What's your favorite type of frog?
:: I don’t like frogs at all!

10. If you were to go on America's Got Talent, what would you do for your talent? (and choosing not to go is not an option....)
:: I dunno. Recite a poem, perhaps. That’s the best that I can do, since you insisted. LOL!

Join HERE.
11. Have you ever been on a rooftop of a building?
12. What is the first website you go to each day when you sit down at your computer, other than your email?


Unique Christmas Invitations for 2009

>> Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Coming up with unique Christmas Invitations is one of my priorities as the season is fast approaching. It’s a good thing to know that Holiday Invitations is here to make it easier.
Christmas Invitation
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Safeguarding your Paypal Accounts | Paypal Account Safety

One of the emails I found on my Spam Folder yesterday was one supposedly from PayPal. There was an attachment and the email itself contains the message that I need to change some pertinent information regarding my account because someone else was supposed to be trying to use it.

The first time I received such kind of email, I panicked. Good thing I was talking to Liz who warned me that it’s an attempt to hack my account. Thanks, Liz!

For all of us PayPal users, it’s good to read the Online Safety Essentials by Paypal. It pays to be informed and like what they say, “It’s better to be safe than sorry.”


Superb Monday and Musings on Tita Cory’s Death

Monday morning started out great for me yesterday. Two reasons actually:

1. DD’s classes were still suspended, thanks to the flood. The janitors, teachers  and employees had to clean the officers and classrooms before they resume classes today.

2. DH did not have to leave for work early. Basically because he had to leave for another business meeting later that morning.

It’s not that I am enthusiastic about DH’s leaving. I just love that we had a sort of extended weekend with no need to get up early. And it’s good to have them around despite the fact that they make me go crazy in their so many creative ways. They are most likely sick if they don’t do that so I am OK with that. Haha!

Anyways, I went grocery-shopping with DD yesterday. We also bought her more stickers (as if the other gazzilion stickers she has were used up) and some school stuff and a story book (again, as if she needs more to add to her humungous collection of books!) We were supposed to eat out but when we saw the long lines at the counter, we changed our minds (or I changed mine) and went home instead.

Afternoon finally gave me a chance to open the laptop and check. Got a chance to chat with a friend and watch the transfer of the late President Cory Aquino’s remains from the DLSU gym to the Manila Cathedral. It was one heart-warming event, to see thousand of Filipinos bid her goodbye and honor her in their own little ways. It’s big and grand and very Filipino. And in our own little way, DH and I pay homage to her by staying up late at night to watch the coverage and various tribute given to her by the ABS-CBN and GMA7. We are awed by her strength and values. Truly, she is one inspiring person.

You make us proud to be Filipinos, Tita Cory. We will never forget you. Thank you so much. And say hello to Ninoy for us.


The Husband’s Life Path Number

I took the same quiz. See HERE. I am posting this one for DH (because online personality quizzes are definitely not his thing. LOL!

Your Life Path Number is 8
Your purpose in life is to help others succeed

You are both a natural leader and a natural success. You are also a great judge of character.
You have a head for business and finance. You know how to make money.
A great visionary, you can see gold where other people see nothing.

In love, you are very generous - with gifts, time, and guidance.

You love to inspire people, but it can be frustrating when they don't understand your vision.
Great success comes easily for you. But so does great failure, as you are very reckless.
You are confident, and sometimes this confidence borders on arrogance.


Christmas Invitations

Christmas Invitation

The air is definitely getting colder here as the rainy season is upon us. ”It definitely feels like Christmas!” is my waking thought during this cold Tuesday morning.

And speaking of Christmas, why don’t you check out Cards Shoppe’s New Styles Trends Christmas Party Invitations? Your Invitations Christmas should be unique. Party Christmas Invitations at are printed and shipped the SAME DAY the designs are approved. Aside from that you are free to add photo, picture or logo on any of the Invitation Christmas – styles available there.

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Former President Cory Aquino Died due to cardiorespiratory arrest | Pres. Cory dies at 76

>> Saturday, August 1, 2009

The icon of democracy for the Philippines and the world, former President Corazon “Cory” C. Aquino died at 3:18 AM on August 1, 2009 at 76 years old. The official cause President Aquino’s death is cardiorespiratory arrest. The official announcement of President Cory’s death was made by her son, Sen. Benigno Aquino III at around 5:00 in the morning today.

cory aquino
Sen. Noynoy Aquino’s announcement read:
”Our mother peacefully passed away at 3:18 a.m., August 1 of cardiorespiratory arrest.

She would have wanted us to thank each and everyone of you for all your continued love and support. It was her wish for all of us to pray for one another and for our country.

Humihiling po ang aming pamilya ng kaunting panahon para makasama namin ng ilang sandali ang aming ina. Later in the day, we will be announcing details of her wake. Hinihiling namin sa lahat ng ating mamayan na magbigay ng respeto sa aming pamilya.”

President Cory will be greatly missed but her contributions to the our country and the whole world will never be forgotten.


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