Sunday Stealing on a Monday

>> Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Just Because Meme
1. Make a list of 5 things you can see without getting up.
:: My laptop, a mouse, pillows, my Bible, a bed sheet.
2. How do you style your hair? How often do you cut it?
:: Just shoulder-length. I cut it once it gets hard to manage.
3. What are you wearing now?
:: Sleeveless tops and shorts.
4. What's your occupation? Do you like it?
:: I am a university employee until today only. Yeah, I like my job but tomorrow ushers a new beginning and I can’t wait!
5. When was the last time that you took a nap? Was there a special reason?
:: Just this afternoon. I was sleepy and tired. Are those special enough? :D
6. Who was the last person you hugged romantically?
:: DH, of course.
8. What was the last full meal that you ate?
:: Dinner tonight.
9. What was the last email that you received?
:: From a friend who is planning something for someone.
10. What one website do you always visit when you go online?
:: Facebook!
11. What was the last significant thing you bought?
:: Gifts for some special persons.
12. What musical artist did you not get at first, but then became a fan?
:: Charice Pempengco? Yeah, I am a late bloomer. LOL!
13. What do you think about before you go to bed last night?
:: God, life, family, how blessed and loved I have been.
14. What was the last CD you bought?
:: A Little Einstein one for a godchild.
15. What is your favorite weather, and why? What's the weather like today?
:: Sunny but not too hot. So I can go around without feeling uncomfortable. The weather today? Sunny and very humid. :(
16. If you could have a special artistic talent, what would it be?
:: Sing and dance? LOL!
17. Did you watch the Idol 9 finale? If yes, what are your thoughts?
:: Nope.
18. What's something you'd like to say to someone right now?
:: Try not missing me much! LOL! And that’s for many of my friends and loved ones that I will be leaving behind.
19. Any special plans for this (holiday in the States) weekend?
:: Nada.
20. Besides your current S/O, who was the last person that you loved romantically?
:: My exes? LOL!


My Happy Word Is…

That is why I am considered “unrealistically optimistic” at times. LOL!

Your Happy Word is "Hope"
You refuse to give up on anyone, including yourself. You see the best in others.
You think happiness should be shared. You spread your message of optimism as much as possible.

You will keep believing when everyone else has stopped. You think good will always prevail in the end.
You believe if we trusted each other more, the world would be a better place. All we need is a little hope.


Beauty School in Virginia

One of the best beauty schools in the United States is continuously expanding, thanks to their dedication and commitment to provide an exceptional education that benefits their students and the general public. Founded in Minneapolis some 50 years ago, it has grown to almost 30 campuses in nine states.

If you are looking for a Virginia Beauty School, give Regency Beauty Institute a try where students enjoy high quality training and education in their chosen field. Because of their rigid training and quality education, Regency graduates are sought after by many salons, cruise ships and runways in the United States once they graduate.


Not Done Yet.

The time is almost near. Our time to leave my parents’ place, that is. However, we are not done packing our things yet. Many of our stuff are all over the place! We have not gone over DD’s books yet and determine which ones to bring along with us. She was asking for her magazines which I think I’ve already donated. Ack. Hopefully, we would be able to accomplish this huge task tomorrow.


Last Date with Ric (for Now)

>> Friday, May 28, 2010

I spent this day sleeping and getting the rest that I badly need. It did help that my medication made me feel very sleepy. Early afternoon, I had to literally force myself to get up to meet Ric. It would be our last date together before I leave next week. He won’t be around this weekend because of a company event he had to attend this weekend. Initially, he wanted to have a light snacks at Jollibee but I had to request him for a place which isn’t jam packed with people as I do not feel that beautiful today. Allergies, remember? Hehe.

So we meet in this cozy cafe and had carbonara, tuna sandwich and cold coffee. When we left the place and was about to board his car, lo and behold! He left his car key inside the car! He called some colleagues for help and upon their arrival, I was able to leave them. He sent me a message a while ago that they’ve finally opened the car and were leaving for Davao in a bit.

I consider myself to be so blessed with the kind of friends that God has been sending my way. I will definitely miss them but one thing’s for sure: no distance can end our friendship. They will always be my friends and I can call on them for anything any time.


Project: Lose Weight

>> Thursday, May 27, 2010

My inbox has been bombarded with diet pill reviews. That is how helpful my friends are. They forward those reviews to me when I told them what my OB advised me some weeks back – that the solution to my problem is losing weight. My friends know I am desperate and I am happy that they are very supportive. However, I also have friends who love to eat. And when they’re here for a visit, it is a must that we go out on a date. It’s a weekly thing and there’s no escape. So definitely, project lose weight will commence once we leave this place. And for the project to be successful, I need a lot of self-discipline so wish me luck!


The Pasture Test

Certainly and without doubt, I am still in touch with my childhood friends. And I love them to bits!

You Are Poetic
You see beauty, colors, and inspiration where other people see nothing.
You are a gentle and sensitive soul that craves love and understanding.

You take pride in your interesting ideas, and you feel wounded if others challenge you too fiercely.
You feel most comfortable in places where you know everyone. It's likely you are still in touch with your childhood friends.


Refining the Signs of Aging

Now that I am older, I seem to be more conscious of how my face looks and how soft my skin is. I have been trying out several moisturizers and lotions. It’s a good thing that I have generous friends who gift me with bottles of lotion every now and then. However, I still need to find the perfect moisturizer for my face. And since I am not getting any younger, I need something that will also help refine the signs of aging. A friend is aware of this so she sent me a prototype 37c reviews for reference and I am reading it right now. Let’s see if it’s worth the investment.


A Rock Star?

I will let you into a secret: I am leaning towards three genres of music these days: religious, dance and rock. Check my iPod, you will know what I mean.

And yes, rock.

Maybe I am a late bloomer. Maybe I am a frustrated rock star. Maybe I was a rock star in my past life. :D

Anyway, here’s one of my early favorites from a local artist:



Five more days and were off to a new environment and new life. We are all excited and looking forward to experiences that this significant decision to move. Hopefully, my husband already cleaned our room there, and changed the bed mattresses and pillow cases. He knows I like sleeping on fresh and clean bed.

We may be excited but our bags are not packed yet! We still have to sort through the clothes and books. We are planning to bring just enough. Only Bible story for DD so we can buy her new books there. On the other hand, I need to sort through my unread and scrapbooking books and decide which ones to bring. Upon our arrival, we need to invest on cabinets to store our stuff. I can’t wait go shopping for and arranging our room!


Nine Words Women Use

I read this from a cousin’s Facebook notes and I find it hilarious. True? You be the judge. :D


1. Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
2. Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
3. Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
4. Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
5. Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
6. That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man... That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
7. Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').
8. Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!
9. Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.


Wednesday Happy Thoughts

A day late AGAIN. But here we go!Wednesday Happy Thoughts
1. The super fun weekend that was. Totally unforgettable! Thanks, Ric and JD!
2. Friends with whom I can talk about anything and everything, from the best age spot remover to the ways to raise a confident kid.
3. Work, work, work! Thanks Peach, Kaje, Mai and Abie!
4. The weekend that will be. DH is coming home!
5. One of my many moms will be throwing a small going-away party for who she refers to as her “favorite niece”. How touching!
6. My parents who are taking good care of me now that I am nursing an allergy attack.
7. My little spot here in my parents’ house.


Is Rental Car Insurance Necessary?

>> Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Using a rented car may strike you as a remote possibility when you're driving your own vehicle. However, there are many instances when you may have to hire a car and it pays to make sure that your car insurance policy covers the possibility of damage to a rental car when you're driving it. Without proper rental car insurance, that fun trip to Florida may just turn out to be a nightmare.

Collision coverage may seem like a safeguard at first since it applies to any car you drive. However, most car insurance policies treat collision cover as over and above the basic policy in place. Moreover, you will have to pay the deductible before the insurance company compensates you. Comprehensive cover is also treated in a similar fashion.

Your credit card company could be an ideal insurer too. Most credit card companies offer free rental car insurance if you pay for the rental on their card. Even if it isn't free, it could cost you substantially less than what you would get otherwise. A point to be noted here is that the extent and type of coverage offered varies considerably from one company to another, so it would be wiser to check what's on offer before accepting it.

Car rental companies usually offer loss and collision damage waivers which let off the driver in case of an accident. A deductible and some conditions will apply, but it is useful to go in for these covers if you don't already own collision or comprehensive covers. Personal effects kept in the car can also be insured via the rental company.

To sum up, you should take stock of the covers you already have before renting a car. In case you need to buy rental car insurance, check carefully before signing the dotted line to avoid needless double insurance.


Why Math and Poker Must Mix

It doesn't matter where you're playing. It can be in your neighbor's garage. It can be in Atlantic City. It can even be in a virtual casino like Caesars Online. Wherever you're playing the game, one of the few things about Texas Holdem Poker that remains the same is the mathematics of it. Whether you like math or not, understanding the math behind the game is of paramount importance when it comes to playing successfully.

There is a progressive scale of math that is done by effective players of the game. The first level is knowing the basic odds of making your hand. That is calculating the number of outs you have versus the number of unknown cards, versus the number of cards you have yet to see. However, this in and of itself is not sufficient.

Once you have a basic grasp of the odds of making a hand, other quick calculations also need to be done. The probability of your hand happening must be compared to the mathematics of the betting. A bet will always have a ratio that can be compared to previous betting or, in other words, the chips that you have already committed to the game. This ratio must be compared to your odds to understand pot odds.

Beyond pot odds, a prediction of future betting must be understood. Knowing that the betting right now is only a part of things and that future betting may drag you further in (to your advantage or downfall) is called implied odds. Having a full grasp of implied odds will allow you to make the most out of any hand, which often means letting that hand go rather than allowing another player to take more of your chips than you're ready to willingly surrender. For these reasons, math belongs with poker. In brief, it's required to win.


The Oscar Awards Quiz

You Would Win Best Documentary Feature
You are very curious about and engaged with the world. Everyone is interesting to you.
You have a variety of interests, and you delve into them quite deeply.

People are impressed by the sheer quantity of stuff you know, and you're learning more every day.
However, you're not just informed. You also are very informative. You share what you know in an engaging and interesting way.



WSOP Player Spotlight: Antoine Saout

>> Monday, May 24, 2010

Antoine Saout is well known for placing third in the 2009 November Nine, making way for the unlikely showdown between Darvin Moon and Joe Cada. However, Saout has achieved more than that in his poker career, including tying for or setting other prominent records and building a very impressive bankroll.

With his third place finish, Saout is the highest placing Frenchman in the WSOP Main Event. That has led to a poker boom in France, with more players in the country honing their skills. Saout accomplished more than that in 2009, however. As of 2010, he is one of only three players to make it to the final table in the WSOP Main Event and WSOP Europe Main Event during the same year.

There are questions over whether third place was the appropriate position for Saout to finish. With a high chip stack and good hole cards, Saout seemed a likely contestant to be one of the final two players. When Joe Cada went all in against Saout's pocket queens with a pair of threes, it seemed inevitable that it would end with Cada's elimination. However, when a third three hit the flop, Saout took a major loss. This was repeated again when Saout's pocket eights were beaten by a river king, pairing Cada's ace king hand, and leading to Saout's elimination.

While Saout didn't have much experience prior to the 2009 season, his two final table finishes netted him an impressive bankroll that broke $4 million. Saout credits his knowledge of the fundamentals of the game, while many other players site his ability to keep his cool under pressure. Even the unlikely victories of Cada didn't throw Saout too much. If nothing else, his record of calm playing and sound knowledge indicates that he'll continue to see a building bankroll for years to come.


Viagra May Improve Brain Tumor Treatment

A new study at Cedars Sinai Medical Center shows that Viagra may benefit brain tumor patients being treated with Herceptin. Herceptin, an anti-cancer drug, has always had difficulty pinpointing brain tumors because the blood-brain barrier makes it difficult for substances to pass from the body into the brain. The new research, however, shows that Viagra may make the blood-brain barrier more permeable for Herceptin and other drugs.

Dr. Keith Black, who led the research at Cedars Sinai, explains that even the most effective anti-cancer drugs have difficulty treating brain tumors. The blood-brain barrier exists to prevent potentially harmful substances from entering the brain through the bloodstream. When patients have brain tumors, however, this life-saving barrier can become quite threatening as it blocks anti-cancer drugs from reaching their intended targets.

The research scientists are not ready to make any solid claims about how Viagra may benefit human patients, but the studies showed that the drug made the blood-brain barrier more permeable in mice. In fact, when Viagra was combined with Herceptin, it improved survival rates by 20 percent. The scientists found that Viagra allowed twice as much Herceptin to reach the tumor as when the anti-cancer treatment was delivered on its own.

Even though this research is not yet ready for human trials, it hints at an exciting development in the treatment of brain tumors. While most men buy Viagra because they want to overcome the negative effects of erectile dysfunction, it seems that the drug may have an even more noble purpose.

As scientists continue to experiment with these drugs, they hope to find effective ways to breach the blood-brain barrier without compromising the health of patients. It may take a few years before an effective treatment plan is created, but the current research has created significant optimism in the field.


Researching Silver Prices

>> Friday, May 21, 2010

Precious metals have long been the investment choice for countless people. Buying precious metals produces a tangible feeling of wealth and can make you feel more secure when the value of the dollar drops. Silver prices have remained low in comparison to other precious metals throughout history, making this precious metal a great option for those without much money to invest.

While silver prices can fluctuate from year to year, they have historically tended to produce a fair return for investors. The great thing about this precious metal is you don't need a lot of money to begin investing. If you have just a little extra money from month to month, you can use it to purchase a few pieces of silver. Over time, your stockpile of silver will grow and make you feel wealthier than ever.

You have likely heard a lot of hype over whether to purchase silver rounds or silver coins. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, silver rounds tend to be less expensive than coins but they may not provide as big of a return when it comes time to sell. On the flip side, silver coins carry a higher premium but tend to hold more value for selling. If you are undecided on whether to purchase rounds or coins, spend some time reading the pros and cons of each option before moving forward. Whichever you choose, silver is a wise investment and you will likely see a return on your money in the future.

Shop around at a few local stores and online dealers before purchasing silver for the first time. You will also want to find out when daily silver prices are updated so you can purchase the metal at the best price. Once you find a reputable silver dealer, you will likely choose them for all future purchases.


Be Organized About Prescription Drugs

It's a tedious scenario: you wake in the early morning, shuffling through the lights and reflections of your home. They're too bright and confuse. You hate them, but you finally reach where your medication waits. It's sitting in its bottle, its contents all jumbled, the label crackled from too many touches. You struggle with the cap, your motions slow for the hour; and then you spill out another pill, trying to recall the last one you took. You can't. The time has escaped you. You hope it's not important, but it is. Each prescription drug must be understood and properly scheduled. Without a plan to follow, you risk consuming too much or too little of your medication. Efficiency is not a suggestion. It's instead vital.

All pills must be regimented. This is a truth you can't escape. It is an all too easy thing to misplace the minutes, forgetting when and where drugs were taken. Your days are hectic; you can't spare the seconds it would take to recollect every single swallow. You could never remember them all. So instead allow yourself a reprieve with prescription drug organizers.

From discreet dispensers that can be hidden in your purse or pocket to 31-day dividers that contain your entire month's supply, there are many options available for you. Carousels that can keep all of your bottles together blend with timers that alert you to every needed dosage. Weekly boxes are even offered, the morning and night clearly marked; ensuring that you know exactly what must be done. You have choices. You have help. You should use it.

Because distractions fill your every hour. Your family, your career: you have too much already to worry about. Prescription drug concerns shouldn't be added to that. Give yourself instead the chance to create a routine that is tailored for your needs and your life.


Look for Different Above Ground Swimming Pool Designs and Styles

If you're looking for an above ground swimming pool, you are not limited the limited choices of the past. There's a wide variety of shapes and styles that you could use for an above ground swimming pool today. You could look for economic models or invest in a more expensive, luxurious type of above ground pool. Some pools have solar heating systems or solar heating covers, and many types of above ground pools can be enjoyed year-round.

When planning to purchase your above ground swimming pool, consider your yard design and the material you want your pool made of. Some people prefer inflatable pools while others prefer an above ground pool made out of resin, which is known for standing the test of time. The above ground pools come in a variety of colors ranging from blue, to white, to pools with wood grain siding. Generally running between 15 and 60 feet and between 48 and 52 inches deep, above ground pools can be round or oval in shape. If you appreciate the looks of putting up an above ground swimming pool, yet want a more permanent feel, you can build a deck that surrounds the pool.

Turn your backyard into a vacation spa area by adding accessories to enhance your above ground swimming pool. You can use a solar heater to keep the water warm for an extended period of time. Imagine yourself swimming luxuriously as you watch the autumn leaves falling around you. Purchase a pool ladder so you and your guests can climb in and out of the pool with ease. Add a slide designed specifically for above ground pools, and watch the kids splash and have fun. If you want to add some ambiance to a party, you can buy pool lights and rainbow fountains made specifically for above ground pools.


The Imagination Test

As a blogger and scrapbooker (on hiatus), an active imagination is really a must for me.

You Have an Active Imagination
Your mind is churning and producing new thoughts all the time. You are definitely good at imagining.
You can visualize events pretty easily, and you're not bad at thinking up new ideas.

Believe it or not, you could be a bit more imaginative. All you have to do is give yourself permission.
Spend a few minutes each day daydreaming. It's good for you, and who knows what might come of it?


Ramblings on a Friday Evening

I’ve been feeling a wee bit under the weather upon coming home today. I just hope that a dose of ascorbic acid along with a good rest will somehow fight this bug. I can’t afford to be sick especially that a long weekend with DD and some dear friends in a nice place is scheduled. I’ve already bought cookies, biscuits, candies and water for the trip.

We will be leaving very tomorrow and yet, I have not packed our stuff yet. Ack. I am also trying to send DD to sleep because we both need to be up early obviously. To no avail. She had her nap from 2 to 5 PM this afternoon, that is why. Oh well. Wish me luck!


A Wise Investment

One colleague of ours, who has been teaching for almost 30 years retired last March. She is now enjoying her time with her family and occasionally looking after her grandchildren. Early in her life, she was already aware that to buy gold bullion was a good venture and that’s what she did. The value of gold appreciates over time and now, she is about to enjoy the return of her investment. She is now planning to sell her gold bullions to finance her travel plans with her husband who is a retiree too. We wish them the best and can’t wait to see the travel photos!


Love Bug by Jonas Brothers

I first heard this song when I visited my former office yesterday. I liked the rhythm, though I can’t seem to get the lyrics first. I asked my friend the title and performers and he said it’s Love Bug by the Jonas Brothers from their album, “A Little Bit Longer”. I like the Jonas Brothers! Here’s the song’s official music video. I hope you like it as much as I do!

Love Bug by Jonas Brothers

If you are looking for the lyrics, go HERE. Enjoy!


Friday Fill-in

fridayfillin we go!
1. My daughter’s wit never fails to make me smile.
2. I'm looking forward to celebrating a BFF’s birthday this weekend.
3. “You’ll be Safe Here” by Rivermaya is what I'm listening to right now.
4. Potato salad must have pineapple slices in it!
5. An apple was the best thing I ate today.
6. Today was tiring. :(
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finishing some online tasks, tomorrow my plans include a trip to Davao City and visit the famed Eden’s Park and Sunday, I want to enjoy the island and the beach.


What's All The Hype About Online Games

>> Thursday, May 20, 2010

If you are a person that likes playing board games or card games then you ought to give Online Games a try! The days of pulling a board game out of the closet to play and setting it up on the kitchen table are long gone. Online games are so simple and easy to do that it makes no sense to play games the old fashioned way anymore. You can even find some of the same board games and card games that you know and love available online, as well as new ones, to play alone or along with your friends and family. And as an extra bonus, after you're done playing, there's nothing that needs to be put away!

Online Games Offer so Many Choices

There are so many choices when it comes to online games that it will be hard to choose which one to play first! There are many different types of games and genres to fit a variety of ages, tastes, and interests. There are a lot of online card games, hidden object games, puzzle games, action games and time management games to choose between. Also, within these types of online games there are ones designed not only to play by yourself, but also some to play with a partner or in competition against others in other locations.

Online Games Are Easy and Convenient to Play

It's so easy to play online games, all you need is a computer and internet access. So, basically you can play them anywhere and anytime you want. Also, one great benefit to online games is getting a free trial to play the game first to see if you like it before deciding to purchase it. And you won't have to worry if there are any missing pieces for the game or whether there is a dice in the box to roll for your turn or not.


The Desk Test

I should be posting a photo of my office desk before the month ends. :) I once complained to a friend that it’s too cluttered. His reply, “That’s why it is called a ‘working table’.” Yeah and that is why we are friends! :)

You Are a Creative Worker
You are a very personally expressive person, especially outside of work. Your individuality matters to you.

You draw a lot of inspiration and energy from your own internal world. You get bored easily around other people.

You are confident and competent. You tend to not make mistakes, and you trust your judgment.

You are down to earth and practical. You achieve success one step at a time, by paying attention to details.



A Nice Surprise

>> Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thanks to Peachy, I made an effort to check my blogs’ Page Ranks tonight. I wasn’t surprised to discover that one of my domains has PR 2 while the other one has PR 0 because it’s been that way for several months now. What really caught me off guard was seeing how this blog fares in page ranking. Take a look:

That’s PR 3, baby! I can’t believe it! Unlike cheap auto insurance quotes, PR 3 for a blog like this one is so hard to come by.

This definitely made my day! Thank You!



>> Monday, May 17, 2010

Good Monday morning to y’all! At my neck of the woods, it is raining which is a welcome change to how hot and humid yesterday had been. It started last night and it slightly made the air cooler. Thank you!

Today, I opt to stay home to rest and recover from a terrible migraine that I have been nursing since Saturday. No fun at all. And I will be going to an OB-GYN later for a procedure that I need to undergo.

Well, there goes my Monday. I hope yours goes well!



>> Sunday, May 16, 2010

I have been reading a lot of good apidexin reviews online. A considerable number of people who started taking it for weight loss and control have been been raving about how effective the diet pill is even during their first week of taking it. However, some undesirable side effects were also experienced like nausea, headache, etc. Indeed, there is no perfect pill for dieting. Moreover, one can’t rely on the diet pill alone. Exercise and healthy lifestyle must also be done and practiced.


TGIF Indeed!

>> Friday, May 14, 2010

And it’s a Friday once again! Woot! You know how I love weekends. But this time, mine is again loaded, just like the previous weekends that I had. I have a lot of errands and tasks to accomplish but I am going to party first. 

Tonight, I will be meeting oooold friends from high school. Two of them came home just this week. One of them has been bragging about her weight loss story and I can’t wait to see the proof! We’ll talk and eat and talk some more. It’s going to be fun!

Also, I

  am going to have lunch with Ric. He is one of my BFFs and we promised to see each other every week once he’s home before I leave for Manila. We had a dinner date about a week ago in Davao City with JD at Pizza Hut and at Jollibee two weeks ago here in the city. Now you know, Tere, why dieting is not possible for now. :D

Anyway, here is Ric and his newest toy:
Still bugging him for an iPhone though. :D


Meeting JD

>> Thursday, May 13, 2010

After three years or so, I am so happy to meet a BFF once again. Her name is JD and we've known each other since high school. During my visit in Davao last week, I stayed at their place and I thoroughly enjoyed her company. She accompanied me when I met other friends and we had each other during my checkup and her laboratory tests. As always, we never run out of topics to discuss and stories to share. From getting rid of belly fat to how to read the scriptures effectively -- we got them covered. As usual, we shared stories about our past - the best days of our young lives. if you ask me. We missed all our friends and we are both looking forward to seeing and spending time with some of them next week, upon JD's return here. Oh, I can hardly wait!

Anyway, here's a photo of us taken at Pizza Hut. She sure is one of my wackiest friends!


Wednesday Happy Thoughts

As usual, I am late but hey, it's still a Wednesday in some other parts of the world!

1. The time spent with some BFFs in Davao City last week. The experience was truly refreshing.
2. My new OB-Gyne. I adore her!
3. Podcasts!
4. True friends who are always there to save me during desperate situations. Thank you! (You know who you are.)
5. The ability and grace to rise above adversities.
6. Old friends coming home and the possibility of spending time with them in the coming days. Can hardly wait!
7. Being back to the mother house - my parents' house.
8. The grace to see things in a different and positive perspective.
9. My daughter's with and humor that never fail to lighten up the load.
10. My husband who has been very loving and caring and forgiving.


Computer Woes

>> Sunday, May 2, 2010

I was reading an email regarding whole life insurance quotes when suddenly, my laptop's screen froze. So I did what I usually do - reboot. However, much to my dismay, it did not solve the problem. It just kept on rebooting. It is my fault, really. I have not updated my anti-virus and I plugged my infected USB (assuming that it is already clean).

Thank God for my parents who are always ready to rescue me from distress. My father brought my mother's laptop this morning as requested because I still have tasks to accomplish. And thank God for super techie friends who are always ready to lend a hand no matter what time of the day I call for help. Thanks, Tom!

And so, here I am. Blogging using Mama's savvy, purple laptop while waiting for Tom to fix whatever is broken with my laptop. For years, I have been dreading the day when he says that the only thing to do is to reformat but nah. Now I am ready. :)


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When planning to undergo cosmetic surgery facelift, one must mindful of the credibility and expertise of the medical team that will perform the surgery. It is good to know that at, one is assured that the surgeons are certified and licensed. A website is even provided to confirm it. Aside from their skilled medical team, they also take pride in providing an environment which is personalized and comfortable that can help the clients feel relaxed and assured.


Comment: Whiteeasthampton

Many women (and even men!) invest on beauty and health care products and why not? We deserve to feel beautiful inside and out! Good thing there online stores that sells these products that we do not need to leave home to buy them. Moreover, various perks like free items and free shipping are also given out and that makes online shopping more preferred by customers like me.


Online Shopping

>> Saturday, May 1, 2010

Comment: I love online shopping, not only because it is convenient but it also lets me save more because of wholesale dollar items, promos and discounts. What more could a consumer like me ask for?


Old Navy 3 Days Sale

Aggie twitted about an on-going sale at Old Navy last night. It got me curious of course and when I checked it out, I saw this:
Old Navy Sale

There are lovely graphic shirts for girls that I have been eyeing but when I checked, my size isn’t available for most of the designs that I like so there’s no Old Navy shopping for me this time.


Pool Filters

Comment: Looking forward to a dip in the pool with my family before summer ends. But I have to make sure that the resorts are using effective pool filters so as not to compromise my family’s health!


Long Weekend

Good morning from my neck of woods!

It’s Labor Day and the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, thus a holiday for us at the university. I am looking forward to this long weekend because I have set it as my purging and packing weekend in preparation for the big move next month. I actually began last night with some of our clothes. I can’t seem to finish one area as I move from one room to another, toys to clothes to books and back to clothes. And when I get tired, I come back here, check my Facebook and emails, read my friends’ Twits and blog. My biggest motivation for this humungous responsibility is my trip to Davao City this coming week so I have to work, work, work because I only have until Monday to finish this task.

Have a great, long weekend!


Rolex Watches

Comment: Rolex watches, though pricey, last a lifetime so it is the best gift that we can give to the special persons in our lives. I think my husband deserves one because he is the best!


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