Sunday Stealing: The Pretentious Blogging Meme

>> Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Pretentious Blogging Meme
1. How long have you been blogging? Five long years!
2. What made you start? Scrapbooking.
3. Who inspired you? My friend, Liz.

4. About how many hours a week would you estimate you spend on your blog? Around ten.
5. What kind of experience or background do you have with writing? I kept a diary when I was younger. Does that count? :)
6. Talk about how you come up with blog topics. Where do you get your ideas? My experiences, reads, talks with friends, finds around the net, even from spams like the one I recently got from Oklahoma City lawyers.
7. What or who inspires you and your blog? The ability to be my own writer, editor and publisher.
8. Where and/or how do your brainstorming for your blog? Just inside my head. :)
9. Do you have any blogging rules or guidelines you follow? No obscenities.
10. Is there anything you will not blog about? Of course. :D
11. Do you have any sort of a publishing schedule in terms of day of week or topic? Na-da.

7. What or who inspires you and your blog? The opportunity to express myself.
8. Where and/or how do your brainstorming for your blog? Just inside my brain. Haha!
9. Do you have any blogging rules or guidelines you follow? Just no obscenities. Wholesome stuff only.
10. Is there anything you will not blog about? Of course!
11. Do you have any sort of a publishing schedule in terms of day of week or topic? None.


Health Insurance to the Rescue

>> Sunday, January 24, 2010

Yesterday, we visited a colleague who was confined in a hospital. She shared that there was no private room available upon her arrival so she initially had to stay at the ward. Good thing a room was vacated a day after she checked-in. She need not worry about her bills because the university already got us all a health insurance plan from the country’s leading health insurance plan provider. They even claim that their services and standards are at par with those of Blue Advantage. And we agree. We submitted our documents and application forms a little before classed ended and after a week, a colleague was able to avail of the insurance for his hospitalized son. Nice! 


Gadget Stores in Multiply

I was looking for gadgets stores in Multiply this afternoon and I stumbled upon two more: JENNIFERLAMANILAO and DBGADGETS. I am already aware of KIMSTORE but the unit that I have been intending to buy is currently unavailable. I researched about feedbacks and checked both stores. I then sent an SMS to Jen of JENNIFERLAMANILAO inquiring about my preferred item. She was very patient in answering my questions. H

opefully, I would be able to make my decision this week. Therapy. :D


I am Gloves

>> Saturday, January 23, 2010

You Are Gloves
You seek control in your life. You like to feel like you have a handle on things.
You are naturally competent and responsible. You don't trust anyone but yourself.

Winter is when you try to push on and live normally. You aren't about to let cold weather slow you down.
You may not love winter, but you don't complain about it. Why complain about what you can't change?

No, I’ve never experienced winter yet but it was fun taking this quiz!


Unique Fashion Jewelry Finds

>> Thursday, January 21, 2010

Looking for ways to accessorize your get-up? Try visiting Holsted Jewelers for quality and exclusively designed jewelry and accessories. They are one of the best in the jewelry industry because of their wide collection of classic and contemporary jewelry designs.

I was browsing the website today and found these pairs of lovely faux sapphire earrings. I think they would be perfect gifts to a friend who was born on September. She will surely love it.

Aside from their unique and quality designs, jewelries by Holsted Jewelers are also affordable. Avail of their “set savings” deals to save more. And since these jewelries are not available in any retail store, you are assured that what you have are unique fashion finds.


Missing Her

We were having our planning session today, I received an SMS from our office secretary’s daughter saying that her mom is admitted at the hospital. Yesterday, she was diagnosed with schemia, diabetes and UTI but refused confinement. She lost consciousness this morning, the very reason why the doctor now imposed hospitalization. I feel for her. She has been a dedicated worker. Professionally, there is nothing that I can complain about her. She comes on time, very diligent and sympathetic.  I hope to go and visit her tomorrow. She has been feeling down and that is understandable. Being surrounded by friends and family will somehow ease the burden. It is my prayer that she recovers quickly. The office is not the same without her this week.


Kimmy Dora

I had my dose of laughter today, thanks to the hilarious movie entitled Kimmy Dora. Eugene Domingo is one funny lady! The plot is so simple and yet their lines cracked me up. But I had to turn off the TV and DVD player because I was blogging and I can’t concentrate.! Blogging comes first but I eventually finished my posts and returned to watching.

Friends have been raving about this movie. That is why I had to watch it so that I can relate to them whenever they talk about the movie. They are saying that a sequel of the movie will be shown this year. I will make sure that I won’t be the last one to see it. :p


Her Secret

>> Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Compared to her contemporaries, one of our retirees at the university looks and definitely feels younger. I had an opportunity to talk to her last year when she visited our office. I asked what her secret is. Is it human growth hormone supplements? Definitely not, she said. It is her positive outlook in life and faith in the Almighty. She looks for ways to make others feel good about themselves. She is always grateful. She prays. She serves others. She loves. And she doesn’t expect anything in return. She is one happy and contented woman who lives a fulfilled life dedicated to service to God and His creation. That is her secret.


Acne Medication | Treating Acne

“How will you face your problem if the problem is your face?”

That is the line that I heard when I passed by the students’ lounge this afternoon. There were some students in one of the tables and they were teasing their friend who was already suffering from severe public humiliation and embarrassment. His problem? A red and big acne on top of his nose. But kids being kids, they kept on pestering and making fun of the poor guy’s condition. I was very tempted to join their conversation and tell him that acne medication will solve his problem, I restrained myself. I pity the guy and I feel for him because my nose is acnes and pimples’ favorite spot too!


Prenatal Vitamins

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A Special Task

I am being assigned with another special task at the university and that is to serve as one of the documenters in an upcoming consultation with some LGU officials early next month. The output will be of help to the GRP-MILF peace panel when they decide to meet again.

As one of the partners, the university is tasked to provide facilitators and documenters. The initial schedule was set on Tuesday and Wednesday next week but it was postponed on February. We had our initial orientation last Saturday and a final one this afternoon.

I feel honored and privileged to be chosen to join the group. Other members include two of my college professors, former officemates and friends from the university. These friends are the funniest! During our coffee break, one of them shared a joke about the best way to lose weight and we all laughed our hearts out. We were so noisy, a colleague who was not included in the conversation sssh-ed us!

Anyway, I am a bit nervous about my task because documenting discussions was never my forte. But I can definitely pull it off. If there’s a will, there’s a way!


She Can’t Sleep

>> Tuesday, January 19, 2010

While checking what’s happening in the lives of my friends through Facebook, I noticed that one friend stated that she finds it difficult to sleep these days that is why her doctor prescribed sleeping pills to get her to sleep. She is so stressed because of the demands of her work and graduate studies. Aside from that, she is also facing some family problems. So it’s no wonder that sleep for her is evasive. I feel for my friend and I hope that things will get better for her soon.


Late Night Visitors

>> Monday, January 18, 2010

I was supposed to sleep early tonight because of my eyes’ condition. I planned to finish some tasks before finally hitting the hay at around 9 PM when somebody arrived. It was my older cousin, his wife and their cute little boy named Jyrus who is already wearing his pyjamas. It was a delight to have them. They live nearby and my cousin shared that they seemed to miss us thus the visit. Unfortunately, DD is already asleep so she had no chance to play with the little boy.

Jyrus enjoyed the gelatin that I gave him while his mom and I were sharing tips on how to prevent adult acne. It is one problem that she has been dealing with lately, she said. Surely, staying up late to watch her favorite soap operas does not help. Haha! On the other hand, my cousin was forcing the little boy to show some antics but it seems that Jyrus was not in the mood. They went home after an hour with a promise to pay us a visit this weekend. Yay!


Meeting Liz

>> Sunday, January 17, 2010

Last January 2, I was able to meet once again, my longtime friend whom I met online some years back. Her name is Liz and she is the one who taught me how to digiscrap. Mark, drove us to Serendra all the way from Pampanga. Wes, Mark, Therese and Andre’ (my younger brother) went to Market, Market for snacks while Liz and I (and her friend, Mark) were having our catching up at Mary Grace’s. We talked about a lot of things. From the kids’ education to the best ellipticals. It was really nice to be meeting her and talking to her once again. I wish we could do that often. ;)

And here’s our photo courtesy of Wes:


Friendly? Really?

The result is bogus! And when my students read this, they will surely crack up. LOL!

You Are Fabulously Friendly
You're nice to everyone you come across, even if they aren't being particularly nice to you.
You genuinely like others. You love your friends, and you're happiest when you're a social butterfly.

You always have a smile, joke, or kind word for someone. You're kind to everyone, even if they aren't very friendly back.
You are simply a people person. You naturally make friends with almost everyone you meet.


The Dating Profiles Meme: Walking in the Moonlight

The Dating Profiles Meme: Walking in the Moonlight
1. I love walks in the moonlight without ever having to say a word.
:: Me too!
2. I intend to go to my destiny instead of waiting on it to find me.
:: Waiting can sometimes be nice too.
3. First off, I have 20 cats which I'm sure won't be a problem.
:: And we have two. I can’t say that it’s not problem!
4. I've been called the 8th Wonder of the World.
:: I am the 9th!
5. A nice thunderstorm with me and you will be wishing for rain.
:: Not a fan of thunderstorms, thank you.
6. I've never been married, but don't let that scare you, it just happens to some of us.
:: I am married and that should scare you! LOL!
7. The way I see it, life is a one-act play so am looking for someone who wants to make the best of every day.
:: Same here. *sniff* *sniff*
8. Jack, my border collie/lab, and I are often out walking or if we are lucky, playing in the mountains.
:: Would love to meet Jack!
9. I would like to wake up in the morning to a loving warm smile and sexy eyes.
:: Me too! :D
10. Hi! This is fun, no?
:: Absolutely!


Hotel Accommodations for Families

>> Friday, January 8, 2010

If  you are looking for nice beach resorts with Family Friendly Hotels and the budget is not a concern, check out Karisma Hotels. Young and adults alike are pampered with best accommodations and services which have no equal. Some activities in their beaches include the family-friendly Kids’ Activity Center, Spanish classes, tequila tastings and non-motorized water sports.Aside from the family-friendly amenities that they offer, they also assure their clients of the freshness and quality of food that they serve. Breads are being baked by them while pastas and sauces are made with market-fresh ingredients. Moreover, a 24-hour home service is also made available for those who prefer to dine privately.


The Dating Profiles Meme: Who'da Thought

The Dating Profiles Meme: Who'da Thought
1. This is something I thought I would never be doing, but some of my friends have met some really nice people this way.
:: There is always a first time.

2. Having an open mind and being able to share special intimate moments as we grow closer and becoming each others best friend.
:: That’s nice. I like that too.

3. They say this works.... It's a numbers game... start clicking!
:: Tick-tock,tick-tock, tick-tock…

4. oK... ABOUT ME: I'm the best. Let's get off this site and get going!
:: YOU get off this site and get going!

5. If it gets past "not totally turned off" to "happy to hear the phone ring" then all this match adventure will be worth the work and the real adventure can begin.
:: Umm… Fine.

6. Looking to enjoy life and live as if each day were your last and dance like no one's watching! I love having a great time!
:: I don’t like dancing. Sorry.

7. I'm tired of the whole bar scene. I'm a soon to be 40 year old who thinks love is an admirable goal but knows that a solid friendship is pretty worthwhile too.
:: You’re life is just beginning. Enjoy!

8. Please note that my divorce is not finalized just yet, but will be in the next couple of months.
:: Noted!

9. I'd appreciate your taking the time to read my profile, though it is quite lengthy.
:: I’m bored. Keep typing.

10. I want to find that “when I see you I want to run into your arms” kind of love.
:: Good luck with your search!


A Doll?

You Are a Doll
You've always been a nurturing person, even when you were too young to nurture anyone else.
You tend to be very socially oriented. Other people matter to you, and you are very compassionate.

You are naturally intuitive and understanding. You love people for who they are.
It makes you feel valued to be needed. You like have others depending on you, and you're always happy to lend a hand.

I don’t actually believe that I am one. Haha! But that’s what the survey says so let it be. :D


New House!

Allow me to show to you the place where we stayed for more than two weeks:
DSC_5005Nice eh? (But pardon the shot and the two clueless models. Haha! This is just a 3/4 of the entire house. This is the most decent one that I have as of now.) Anyway, this is where my parents and siblings in-law live. Hopefully, the house blessing will be done next month. It should have been done last January 1 but some things still need to be installed, constructed, attached, etc. A home insurance agent needs to be contacted too very soon.

Well, aside from our room my favorite areas include the dining room (of course!), the living room and the lanai (at the left side). The lanai is one nice place to just hang out, eat and talk. There is a falls and a fish pond where some Japanese kois reside. A mini shrine is being built there too.

It is a very lovely place to stay, really. Thanks to Asley and Mark! :)


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