>> Thursday, June 30, 2011

Driven by disappointment caused by decline in Page Rank plus anxiety over oh-so-many things, I have decided to do an overhaul with this blog! Have you noticed?

The new header looks neat! Those photos of flowers were taken by yours truly during our trip last year to Eden’s Park in Davao City. Actually, I have been planning to revamp blog’s look for quite some time now and I did work on a header but it was hideous and it will never see the light of day. Ever.

Going back. I do not know what to do with all those photos and I think that it is fitting to use them here. I also used an overlay from Fei-Fei’s Stuff’s Some Stuff Template No. 9. However, I do not feel confident about the entire work yet. The borders feel constricting, don’t you think? Or maybe I just can’t get over with the light and clean colors of the previous layout yet.

Anyway, this will do for now. Blogger has been acting up since last night and I not want to mess up with it.


What Are the Steps Involved in Filing a Topamax Lawsuit?

>> Friday, June 24, 2011

If you are wondering about the steps involved when filing a Topamax lawsuit, read on.


The first step is treating the child’s birth defect like cleft lip or palate. This can be done through surgery especially if performed right after birth or during his early childhood. Type of treatment is highly dependable on the child’s case and severity of the congenital deformity.

The second step is the collection of evidences. A successful lawsuit demands highly effective documentation. Thus, the family must keep all documents and records pertaining to Topamax – unused medicine containers, receipts and medical records. All documents related to the victim’s prenatal care are also required.

The third step is the retention of a qualified Topamax attorney. One of the best law firms when ti comes to product liability claims like a Topamax lawsuit is the O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949. Their lawyers have high understanding about the case and highly experienced when it comes Topamax lawsuits.

The fourth step is the preparation of demand. This step is accomplished by the lawyers once all documentation is received, organized, summarized and packaged for a settlement proposal to the Topamax manufacturers. 

Lastly, negotiation of claim. When the manufacturers of Topamax reviewed the demand package, their lawyers settlement for the claim. Lawyers of the Topamax victim will then consult their client to make a counteroffer. A final amount is expected to be reached after various offers and counteroffers are made. However, when the client refuses to accept the claim, the case proceeds to trial.


What’s in a (Toy’s) Name?

I have this thing with names. Some of my friends even courageously allow me to name their kids. How fortunate on the part of their kids, right? Right. However, it is a different story when it involves my kid’s toys. Do your kids name their toys, too? Do YOU name their toys? I do. Just for the heck of it. Haha! And most often, I find the most ludicrous-sounding name I can ever think of at that time. It usually frustrates my daughter when I do that. It annoys her to no end. I am that kind of parent. Mean. Hahaha! And since I already gave the toy a name before she does, it becomes the official name no matter how hard she convinces us to use a nicer name.

Well this toy, I named Be. I can’t remember right now the reason behind the name. As usual, my daughter was disagreeable upon learning about it. So she tried coming up with a better name. And her take? Cutie Be. How… original. Hahaha! 


So let’s call him Cutie Be in this post. Cutie Be is a coming home gift of my mom to my daughter. We have been arguing on what kind animal Cutie Be is. I thought it is a raccoon, or skunk. Or even a bear. I even emailed a photo of Cutie Be to my husband just to ask him for a guess. We have been busy finding an answer that we failed to see that what we are looking for is right in front of us, written on the tag attached to the toy’s ear. Cutie Be is a red panda. And a real red panda, looks like this:

OK. That indeed looks like Cutie Be so I won’t argue and insist that he is a racoon. According to Wikipedia:

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens, or shining-cat), is a small arboreal mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It is the only species of the genus Ailurus. The red panda has been classified as Vulnerable by IUCN because its population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals. Although red pandas are protected by national laws in their range countries, their numbers in the wild continue to decline mainly due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression.

How sad. I hope there won’t come a time when all that’s left to us are plush toys like Cutie Be because we, humans, have not help preserve and protect their kind from extinction.


In Need of Payday Laons for Vacation and Leisure

>> Thursday, June 23, 2011

To celebrate my husband’s birthday this year, booked a flight going to one of the country’s famous destination. We have all been looking forward to it. It is a good plan, really, to mark his 30th++ birthday. However, I discovered an event where I would prefer to go instead of flying to that place next month. The very famous Varekei is in the country and will stage their show from June 22 to July 17, 2011.  I have been reading and hearing a lot of positive reviews about Varekei, thus, I am all the more hyped up to go and see for myself how fantastic and amazing the show is. The tickets are quite pricey and if I insist on going there without giving up our trip, I will probably need to apply for instant loans as early as now.

I have been hearing a lot of buzz about no fax payday loans. These short-term loans are very helpful for people who needs instant cash for life’s little emergencies and payday is just too far away. Whether its for bills, medical expenses , an necessary house repair or finance a short vacation, applying for a payday loan is  the best way get the money that you urgently need.

There are many lending companies out there that offer payday loans no credit check. Just do a quick search on Google with the key phrase payday loan and a long list of links will be presented to you. How do you choose the one then? Make sure that you make a list of your needs prior to filing for a payday loan application online. The most crucial are: fast approval and processing of loan application, give a larger loan amount but has lower loan fees and has a very simple application process. Since payday loan companies provide these important information on their websites, check and compare first before you apply. That is one convenience afforded to us by the Internet and we must use it to our advantage.


The Sign of Love

During our commute late this afternoon, my daughter and I had a chance to ride with three students who happen to be deaf and mute. Oh, if they could only express verbally! I would love to eavesdrop listen to them as they exchange stories. They were discussing, sharing stories using their hands during our short ride. They were being noisy silently, if there is such a phrase.

They remind me of our short sign language class some years back. I cannot remember the lessons but one sign that stuck in my memory is this:

I Love You Sign 

And I did not even pick that up from our class. :)

photo source


How Do You Reward Yourself?

>> Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One of the things that I usually do after a hard day’s work is to reward myself with some treats. I usually stock up on chocolates and chips. Or the husband brings home some chocolate bars for me. Recently, I added chips as I like to eat something sweet and something salty.

I mentioned this to a friend while we were chatting over YM early tonight. If there is one thing that we both share, it is the love for chocolates. Well last week, her sister advised her to use Sharis discount code to buy this:

Sharis Berries  

That is a Cheesecake Trio & Full Dozen Giant Dipped Fancy Berries! I was so green with envy especially that after a tiring housework today, I have no chocolate bar nor a small pack of chips to reward my self with. When the husband called, he promised me that we will replenish my stock during the weekend. Yay!


ArtsCow Coupon Code: Ten Free 8” x 8” and 9” x 7” Hardcover Books

ArtsCow is giving away seven 8x8s and three 9x7s (both 20-paged versions) book credits so we can have our customized photo albums printed at a very low cost.
Coupon Code :7EG3NNBK

Expiry Date: 7 / 5 / 2011

Effective Period: 30 Days

This should inspire me to finish a photo album which has been one year in the making. Hehe. If you are not an ArtsCow member yet, click HERE to register for free.



>> Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Yesterday, my husband and a brother in-law, Mark remembered the days when they applied for university admission and scholarships when we visited Mark’s school. They recognized the new courses offered to the various universities as well as the new admission scheme which was not practiced during their days. The even recalled the need to declare if their family owns a car, computer, TV, speakers home theater system, among others when applying for scholarships. It was indeed a trip down to memory lane for both of them.

As a part of our itinerary yesterday, we dropped by my Mark’s university yesterday to inquire about their MBA admission exam and enrollment. It was unfortunate though that the office is closed though we were half-expecting it being a national holiday. But just the same, he toured us around the place. We usually pass by that area whenever we go shopping at Duty Free in Clark but it was the first time that we stopped there and had a tour at UP Clark. We also asked for UPCAT application forms from the security guard who was on duty. The boys intended to give the forms to their cousin who is about to graduate from high school this school year. Reading through the application forms made them nostalgic. And though I have not filed application to UP, part of my job during my past employment is the distribution of those forms, so I felt nostalgic as well. Hehehe.


Rainy Days and Tuesdays

The downpour has been heavy since yesterday but we woke up with no rain at all though the skies are cloudy. My girl ran down the stairs for breakfast while I was brushing my teeth when MIL informed her that classes were suspended today. I checked my mobile phone and found two messages saying that classes are indeed cancelled.

Aaah. It is a good thing that I have not taken a bath and shampooed my hair yet, going back to bed and catching more zzzs was not that difficult. So that’s what I did, slept in. On the other hand, my pupil read a little, played a little and went downstairs for breakfast and played some more with her small cousins. I woke up a bit later, worked on some expiring tasks and had brunch.

Gotta love looong weekends like this though I prefer spending it with the husband who left early today for work. Yesterday was a national holiday to celebrate Dr. Jose Rizal’s birth anniversary, our national hero. As the day was about to end, we (husband and a brother in-law) wondered when the next long weekend will be. We all hope that it’s soon. :)


Finding a Good Online University

I have been working at the academe for more than a century when my husband and I decided that it’s time to do a big move. I opted to work from home while taking care of our daughter for a year. However, I feel that I need to take on another job which is somewhat different from what I used to do. To further develop my skills, my husband is encouraging me to go back to school and this time, as a student. He insists that there are Online Universities out there that offers the course that I want to take up, I only have to search and find one that fits my standards.

Well my search brought me to Find Your Education. A very helpful website that helps prospective students find a good online university. Navigating their website is very easy. You can either browse by subject or by degree. Moreover, a search tool is also provided. Just key in your degree interest, degree level and zip code and you will be provided with a comprehensive list that can accommodate you. Whatever degree program you might be interested in enrolling into, whether its online degree programs in photography, human resources or computer science, you are sure to find an online school that can help you earn the said degree.

Now if you are interested to earn an online degree but finds it tough to finance it, make sure that you visit the website of Free Application For Federal Student Aid: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. You can easily file a free application for online student aid to help you earn that online degree.



>> Thursday, June 16, 2011

I am very much aware of my options. I have several things I want to do tonight but it is tough to choose just one.

  1. Blog (because I have pending tasks that needs to be accomplished).
  2. Sleep (because I have been sleep-deprived several nights in a row).

  3. Read (because I found interesting books and they are already lined up. T

    his is the reason too why I need to do #2).

  4. Scrap (because I think my scrapping mojo is around).

Maybe I will try a little of #1 and then a bit of #2 before finally hitting the sack (#3). That is, if I can afford to put down the book that I am currently reading right now. But I need that good 8-hour or so of sleep to keep me going. Aaah. Choices, choices, choices.


Legal Help for Labor and Employment Issues

>> Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Someone I know was recently promoted to a higher post as human resource officer of their company. The responsibilities that entail such an important post abound. Thus, he needs to familiarize himself with various employment and labor laws in order for him to become an effective HR officer. As much as possible, he wants to spare himself and his company from the hassle of facing any legal cases that might arise from improper and unjust treatment of their human resource.

For those who think that they have been unjustly treated by their employers, there are lawyers like Attorney Mark J. Berkowitz, a

miami employment attorney

who has been practicing labor and employment law for almost 20 years. He caters to the needs of employees of both private companies as well as those employed by the city, county, state and federal governments.

What are the legal issues at work place where Attorney Mark J. Berkowitz, a respected and well-know broward employment attorney, can help you? Here are some: wrongful discharge, overtime compensation, a

pplication of non-competition and employment contracts, denial of health care, disability or pension benefits and others.

If you think that you have been wronged and discriminated by your employer and are seeking a fort lauderdale employment attorney to help you find a legal solution, visit the website Attorney Mark J. Berkowitz for assistance.


The Prevalence of Beauty Salons and an Excellent Beauty School

>> Saturday, June 11, 2011

Curly Hair  
It’s been a year since we have decided to make the big move. In the past, I find it tough to go around a place alone. But last year, one of the bravest things I did was to familiarize myself, at least with the main streets of the city. One thing that I noticed is that the place prevalence of beauty salons. Almost every street has at least three or more salons.

Sure, I have tried the service of some but I can’t say that I have already found my stylist. Yes, I am picky but I can say that I had the best stylist back when we where at my first home. It’s unfortunate that I can’t bring him along with me here! He has made extra effort to educate himself regarding the business of beauty for many years and that earned him the reputation of being the best hair stylist and makeup artist in the city. I guess I still need to look around to find someone who is as good as him or even better.

Speaking of beauty business, have you heard of Regency Beauty Institute? It is a Westminster beauty school that provides quality education in the field of cosmetology. They have fully-equipped and well-designed facilities that mirror upscale salons. Moreover, their dedicated graduate placement specialists make sure that their graduates have access to job placement assistance nationwide. For me those factors are enough to chose Regency Beauty Institute if one wants to study cosmetology in Westminster.

This blog post was based on information provided by Blogitive. For more information, please visit Blogitive.com or contact Regency Beauty Institute – 6755 West 88th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031.


Personal Injury Lawyer in Texas

>> Friday, June 10, 2011

In search of a competent Austin Personal Injury Lawyer? Look no more because The Law Firm of O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath is here for you. They are composed of committed and knowledgeable lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of accident injury victims across Texas. They are highly experienced in this field and have been know to deliver high quality expert advice.

The areas covered by O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath include Forth Worth, Texas and surrounding areas including Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, North Richland Hills, Grapevine, Burleson, Cleburne, Weatherford, Mineral Wells, Granbury, and Tarrant County, Denton, Johnson, Parker, Palo Pinto, and Hood Counties, and all communities in between. They even provide free initial consultations and are willing to meet you at a place and time convenient for you. Contact them today through: O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949.


Cebu Pacific Seat Sale (June 10, 2011)

Cebu Pacific

Enjoy another seat sale by Cebu Pacific that runs until June 13 or until seats last:


Manila to Cebu or Tacloban


Cebu to Tacloban



Clark to Hong Kong


Cebu to Hong Kong


Manila to Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, or Shanghai



Father’s Day Gift Ideas From Etsy

>> Thursday, June 9, 2011

Looking for a Father’s Day gift ideas? Ditch the old, classic ones and check out these unique gift suggestions from Etsy:


Journal Bandolier:


Father Black Cotton Chemistry Periodic Table Element Pillow:

Manly Man's Gift Set - All Natural, Handmade, Unscented Soap:


ld Guitar Repurposed Leather Wallet

My Daddy-Your Childs Artwork Key Fob or Pendant:

All photos are linked if you wish to shop. 


Are You Ready?

>> Sunday, June 5, 2011

School opening is two days away from us and I can’t say that we are totally ready for it. We have been busy enjoying the break that we have postponed the necessary preparations up to the last minute. My daughter and I arrived from our trip back to our first home last Thursday. On Friday, I braved the commute to the metro to meet some girl friends because D, who is from Bicol arrived for a short visit. That night, I also received some invitations for another meet up the following day. I had to refuse because it is our scheduled day of shopping for school stuff. It would have been fun seeing the other girls too! But anyway, there is no need to despair as we have two more opportunities to see each other this month and we are all so excited! But before that happens, we have to be good mommies first and help our kids prepare for another fun and memorable school year.

What about you? Are you and your kid/s ready for school year 2011-2012?


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