One of those days.

>> Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Have you ever felt like almost everything is going wrong… at the same time? My week is kinda like that. Weeks actually. I have been always an optimistic person, I think. But I also get sad and disappointed and hurt. And I just can’t sweep these feelings and hide them under the rugs, so to speak, and pretend that I am OK. Because I am not.

 

Stating how I feel right now, ranting and whining does not make me forget my blessedness. It’s just I don’t feel…OK. It happens to most of us, I believe. And I know that this too, shall pass. So I do what needs to be done. That makes me forget those cares and worries for a while. I get more sleep, eat chocolates and most importantly, I pray. These are better than wallow in pain and weep, right?

Out of my soapbox I go now and back to our regular programming. :)

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She’s Expecting!

>> Monday, February 23, 2009

Meet one of my bestest friends, Marijo.

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Why that smile, you ask? Because she is finally expecting! We prayed with her and her husband, Joel, to bless them with a kid. After about 3 years of waiting, the prayer is finally granted and all of us are sooo happy for them! This is such a sweet blessing that came at God’s right time. :) So, so happy for them! Joel and Marijo are such a loving couple and they both adore and are adored by kids. Therese has fond memories of them as she is very loved by them. Surely, their kids will be spoiled with lots of love and attention, not only by them but by Mommy Syb, Marijo’s mom.


To Joel and Marijo, congratulations! Can’t wait to see the little kiddie come September!

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One of the many

Just when two of my online buddies were well, online, last night, I was not able to spend time and chat with them. Initially, Wes just wanted to *see* my Pet Society pet. He was not that interested on playing since it was not similar to Neopets. There were no battles and all. He asked me to find him other games on Facebook and I gladly obliged.

DD was supposed to be reading her books but nah, watching Dad play is more fun! I have been admiring Wes’ patience on our DD, especially when he’s doing something important like playing computer games. Hehe. I usually have no tolerance on questions and *advices* whenever I am playing. But he is. And that’s one of the many reasons why I love him sooooo much! ;)

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A Birthday and Some Updates

>> Sunday, February 22, 2009

It’s the __th birthday of my most beautiful bestest friend, Bingay! Happy, happy birthday, girl! More blessings and more love! Love yah!

 

I am very delighted to report that DD is much better now. She was able to take a bath yesterday (no more stinky girl. LOL!) and that she has somehow eaten a considerable amount of food every meal time. Aside from that, I have been feeding her with her favorites every 30 minutes or so. Haha! She has gotten skinny and it’s not good. I hope I can say that for myself by nah, it’s otherwise. Haha!

However, for her to fully recuperate, we have to *house arrest* her. We can’t go out and attend Mass today nor participate in their school’s Family Day. *sigh* Good thing tomorrow’s a holiday, more time for her to recuperate and more time for me to rest. I have been sneezing since last night. Perhaps some allergies, that’s why I’d taken an anti-histamine this morning. Wes has to work this morning. I don’t approve it but it’s as if I have a choice, ‘no? Haha!

Anyways, I will enjoy my weekend with some scrapping time. You have a great Sunday!

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Blast ‘em!

>> Thursday, February 19, 2009

Aside from worrying over my daughter’s health yesterday, I was also concerned about my laptop. It got infected by a virus and I only noticed it when I can’t view the hidden files I was supposed to see. I was alarmed and looked for help over the Net. Good thing this gave a solution that worked. That was after I ran AVG, Malwarebyte’s Anti-Malware and Spybot Search and Destroy.

Today, I scanned my EHD and the same virus was found. My laptop got infected again when I plugged the EHD. Argh. So I spent a good 7 hours just scanning the HDs. Things are working perfectly now. I think that the culprit is my new MP4 player which was asked by DH to be tested before he bought it. *sigh* Anyway, I will have it cleaned tomorrow.

Speaking of my new MP4 player, it’s so cool! I initially requested for one for ebook reading. I was reasoning that it’s much cheaper than buying all the books that I wanted to read. That’s why the Husband asked me about those ebooks when he saw me listening to music instead of reading ebooks. Yikes. Haha! With it’s 4GB memory, I don’t think I will be needing memory upgrade anymore. 4GB is a lot! What I’ll be needing is a good collection of music, errr, ebooks. Right, Babe? :D

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Yeah Right. Haha!

You Communicate Passionately
You speak from the heart. You can't separate your feelings from what you're saying, even in a professional context.
You tend to speak dramatically, with lots of passion and emotion. It's easy for you to get swept up in what you're saying.

You like to connect with people early on so that you can personalize what you are saying to them.
When you converse, you try to find common ground and harmony. Even if you disagree with someone, you try to emphasize where you agree.

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good and bad

Hello! I have been taking care of a sick girl since last night. I related my story here. *sigh* It is really tough when the little ones get ill. Good thing she is getting better. Indeed, prayer works. Coupled with TLC, of course! Big Grin Their school will be having a Family Day come Sunday but I don’t think we can go. She needs to fully recuperate, Wes will have a meeting while I still have to find out whether I will be needed during the boss’ meeting with our elected student leaders.

Tomorrow will be another Honors’ Convocation and Therese got an invitation, which means she is included in the Honors’ List. Again! Woot! I am one proud Mommy, of course. But again, I doubt if we can go. She may not be feverish anymore but we still have some tummy problems. Oh dear… She still needs to gain back her lost weight. She ate tonight but she eventually threw up. Sad Please help us pray that she will fully recover the soonest time. Thanks!

On a lighter note, I *think* I am FINALLY done renovating my blogs. Woot! The remaining task now is tweaking my newest blog. I think it needs a new template. Hehe.

So tomorrow is a TGIF again. You all have a great weekend!

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Happy, happy!

>> Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Do you like what you see? I DO! I TOTALLY DO! It’s cute and clean! Yay! I am very much pleased with what I accomplished today. My other blog is also renovated. See here. However, I am having problems with my digiscrap blog. It’s either something is wrong with my settings or something is wrong with Blogger. *sigh* I will try again tomorrow. And I hope luck will be on my side. ;)

On another note, I am cooking up a new blog. Yeah, my 4th blog! Haha! Will unveil it once it’s fixed. The domain is already mine but the blog itself needs tweaking. So watch out!

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Investing Wisely

>> Saturday, February 14, 2009

As we all know, people are tightening their belts and we all go for what is more practical and affordable. Here at home, we began cutting down on some expenses. One of which is hiring a lady to do our weekly laundry. That we can already do. We also moved a part of our savings to another account to earn more interest. I am interested in investing on gold bullion but I still need to know more about it before I make the move. Good thing I came across with Monex Deposit Company. It provides excellent service in gold, silver and precious metal investment, as proven by their 30 years of experience. Gold, as a lasting investment can be bought as a coin or ingot form. What are ingots? These are basically pure bullion cast in a convenient size or shape. Just take a loot at this:

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For thousands of years, gold has proven to be one of the best, if not the very best, form of investment. So be wise and buy gold today!

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I Know! Haha!

>> Thursday, February 12, 2009

You Are Assertive
You assert yourself whenever it's necessary, but you're always polite and appropriate about it.
You're not a bully, a manipulator, or a nag. You just state what you need quickly and honestly.

You've been assertive for so long that it just comes naturally to you. You're definitely not shy.
People wonder why you get what you want in life. Well, it's because you ask for it!

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Norway, Here they Come!

Allow me to introduce to you two of our best student leaders: Mark and Lianne! DSC_0353-copy

He is an Education student and she is a graduating Nursing student. They are our delegates to the International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) in Norway. It is our first time to send delegates to such an event and we are mighty proud of them! There are only 5 students from the Philippines who qualified to join and two of them are from our university! Woot! They are now processing their visa applications. The festival will be from February 20 to March 1, 2009 in Trondheim.

I am grateful that I was sent to a seminar in Bukidnon even if I was new at the office last August 2008. It gave me an opportunity to know people who would later introduce us to this prestigious event. Indeed, things happen for a reason! One of my many missions is to expose our students not only to national but also to international student festival/ congress/ conventions. By God ‘s grace, my first year at my new job wasn’t bad!

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Upgraded Me

>> Monday, February 9, 2009

Just last night, I made a post regarding how I feel about the recession, how it made me feel how very blessed I have been in terms of work. (And in life, in general.) That despite of how little I make, I still have a job. And another *job* which does not feel like a job at all! (And pays for my online shopping craziness! Haha!)

However, I still feel that I need to have an upgraded me, so to speak. My boss was telling me earlier to write a thesis so I can pursue a much higher education. It’s interesting and I admit, it crossed my mind many times. DH has been bugging me about it too and was enthralled when I mentioned to him that conversation with my boss.

However, I still do not know if I can fit schooling into my very busy schedule. Graduate school is not as easy as taking a technical-vocational course in let’s say, one of the technical colleges in California! Though I understand that my DH and boss have the best intentions. It’s just that for now, I don’t see the need to pursue a much higher education. I am still *new* at this work and I want to settle things before I venture into a new adventure. I am not saying that I don’t have plans to pursue graduate school. It’s just “not now”. And I will pray for and discern on the right time.

So Babe, if you are reading this (I know you do!), be assured that I will study again. You should too, you know! Hehe.

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Gratitude

>> Saturday, February 7, 2009

Everywhere you go, recession is the BIG news. And it’s not good news at all. Many people are losing jobs. Many overseas Filipino workers were sent home. I feel for them, for their families. I just hope that the government’s plan to help them and our economy will truly serve its purpose. And that this problem will be over soon.

And every night, before I sleep, I thank the Lord for the work that I have. The security of that job. I thank Him for the extra job that my friends and I have. For the extra job that I do this weekend. For our ability to share and give to others despite the hard life. For our comfortable life and our ability to save despite my husband’s unstable job and my small pay. For being able to buy extras like ice cream and cakes whenever we like. For being able to eat out once in a while. For these and so much more, I am very, very grateful. :)

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The Devil Wears Prada?

>> Friday, February 6, 2009

Look who is kinda back. Me of course. Haha! I have been slacking in blogging and I am sorry. It’s that time of the month, you see. All I want to do after every is settled here in the evening is sleep. And I was so grouchy. Good thing interviewing our candidates for the upcoming school election was over the day before. Or else it will be like "The Devil Wears Prada”, according to a friend. I corrected him as I am not that rich. Not yet. For now, it’s “The Devil Wears Gibi”. Haha!

I need to work this weekend. It’s not that I am complaining, considering how much I’ll be receiving. Not enough to buy me and the Husband matching Gucci watches this Valentine’s day but will cover about half of the amount of the lens I am eyeing. Woot! :) God is indeed good!

Anyways, what are your plans for the V Day? I will be spending it with my little girl since her Dad will be out that weekend. Hay. We’ll just celebrate once he gets back. :)

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VOTE FOR ME! (A Sticky Post)

>> Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I gathered my guts, spent the entire afternoon creating a layout and joined the Wacom Pen Scrappers Contest. Thanks to the prodding of Diane and the inspiration of fellow Pinays who won the first contest – Aggie (the big winner), Shaui, Joy and Buge, I found the courage to enter an international popularity contest. Me, who seldom finds inspiration and drive and mojo to create! But they (my digiscrapping/ blogging buddies) were very supportive and inspiring and I thank them. :)

Presenting my Wacom Pen Scrappers entry:

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CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR ME.

Voting is done DAILY.

Voting will be done up the 15th of February 2009.

Please support me if you like! It means a lot. :)

Thank you!

P.S.
If you can’t vote, just clear your browser’s cookies, refresh the page and you can vote again. :) THANK YOU!!

P.S.S. (February 4, 2009)
Voting is over! Thank you so much to everyone who supported me! God bless you all!

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