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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Reality

If you want to read the full story, check it here.

For more of Wordless Wednesday participants, click here. Or visit 5minutes4mom. BTW, my other Wordless Wednesday is also up at MaKiMeJi. I appreciate it if you could come and visit me there too.

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aDress Your Heart

The heart has always been a symbol of love (since I came into my senses, anyway). Figuratively speaking, we love with our heart. In fact, the message “I heart you” is already widely accepted to mean I love you. Yes, we love with our heart. We feel through our heart.

Love and live. Live and love. Indeed, the heart is a vital organ that gives us life.

That's why it is very important to take care of our heart. IT IS important to guard ourselves of the #1 killer of American men and women (and Filipinos as well). It is important to take action in protecting and keeping our heart healthy.

Now, the American heart Association together with Campbell invites you to join Go Red For Women movement and celebrate "the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together and fight heart disease." The goal of which is to empower women with knowledge and tools so we can take positive action to reduce their risks and protect their health.

Let’s love our heart. Let’s learn to reduce the risk. Let’s fight heart disease. Join us in supporting American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement .

Also, you can vote for the dress that Toni Braxton should wear to kickoff American Heart Month by visiting here. For every vote, Campbell donates $1 to Go Red For Women.

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Thinking of Connector Replacement, Think eConnek

Do you go to surplus shops to look for connector replacement? We – me and my teammates- actually do this when we run out of supply of telco equipment connectors (i.e BNC, TQ – I’m sorry I’m speaking jargon) which come with the equipment upon ordering from the manufacturer. But there are times when we run out of these, thus the surplus shop trips.

But now, as I browse through eConnek, which is dedicated in providing a cheaper alternative to electrical part replacement, I found out that we can order replacement of various electrical connectors used in telecommunications. Not only that, they also provide replacement for connector parts used in medical and industrial manufacturing as well.

So do you need metal or plastic connectors? Check eConnek. They provide high quality push-pull connectors (plastic and metal circular plugs and receptacles) but at a lower price. Also, their replacement to medical connector parts are designed to work with any brand-name manufacturers devices. accepts online orders 24/7 and ships all domestic orders thru United Parcel Service (UPS) and international shipment via FedEx or UPS. All you have to do is create an account with them, login to the account, and place order in a shopping cart. When you order, eConnek gives you the liberty to choose between standard 3 business day and the basic 5 to 7 business day shipping options. They also guarantee safe and secure transaction by using industry standard SSL technology to protect your privacy and credit card information while you order. If you need help or follow up your order, you can also contact them by calling at (877) 568-0451 Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST and/or emailing them at Also tracking information is provided upon order completion, so that you can check status of shipment thru UPS or FedEx website.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Project ToyBox

Every end of the year (for the past 4 years), I'd receive supplies in a box like the one below. Last year was no different.

And every year, rather than leaving it to rot or discarding it, I'd be thinking of ways to re-use it.

But this time, I decided to glam it up a bit and utilized it as my son's toy box to help me cope with the headache of seeing broken toys, old toys all around the house. Last year's box was made into a toy box also, sans the trimmings.

Materials used: Sandpaper, cupboard liners and double-sided tape. Tools: scissors, ruler, pencil.

So after the sanding and cleaning of the box, then measuring and tracing of the liners (to fit the sides), here's the work-in-progress.

And finally, after more than an hour (or maybe more because dear son was bugging me to let him do some cutting), here's the finish product.

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Optical Glasses, Anyone?

I still have not made that appointment with the eye doctor. Points for procrastinator me!

But moving on, here's the Great Discovery: Zenni Optical. It offers prescription glasses at affordable prices. For paying as low as $8, one can have the Zenni Optical $8 Rx Glasses. But not only are their prescription glasses affordable, but they are stylish and made of high quality frames as well. Also, all their glasses have thin and light lens, full UV protection and well polished and beveled lens’ edges. So if you’re needing one, check the Best Thing Found: Zenni Optical.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Fresh From The Pits

A long time ago, ZJ tagged me to do this birthmonth meme. Now, procrastinator that I am left it in my draft to develop fungi.

But I'm cleaning my things today and I have decided to get this done. So...


Suave and compromising/ Very confident. Tell me I am. Lol.

Careful, cautious and organized. I'm too cautious that you could safely call me paranoid.

Likes to point out people’s mistakes/Likes to criticize/ Must control oneself when criticizing. I'm sorry. But sometimes...

Stubborn. Sure am!

Quiet but able to talk well. Maybe talk well is really talk back.

Calm and cool. Yes, I am the epitome of coolness and calmness! Snort.

Kind and sympathetic/ Understanding. Aren't we all are? But the degree just varies of course.

Concerned and detailed. What?

Loyal but not always honest. Truthfully, I have to say YES to this.

Does work well. Let my boss or my officemates or my parents be my judge for this.

Sensitive (and over-reacting). Nooo. Please tell me I'm not or I'm going to cry.

Good memory. There's a story about how good it really is that I need someone to do this for me. Smirk!

Clever and knowledgeable/ Loves to look for information. Really? *incredulous*

Able to motivate oneself. If I need to.

Fun to be around. Think BORAT! Boy, don't I just look up to him. Hik!

Secretive. We all need to leave a little something in the shadows. Can't give it all.

Loves leisure and traveling. Very much - now if I only have lots of moolah.

Hardly shows emotions/ Tends to bottle up feelings. Please ask my son or my husband. I'm sure they can come up with juicy tidbits.

Very choosy, especially in relationships. Am I? I wonder. Paging hubby.

Systematic. Mmmm. I'm not sure.

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Junk mail and PayPal, Go EON

CustomerService: Mam, it seems that your EON card registration to Paypal failed thus this P1 deduction to your account...

(I had expected a 78-peso deduction or 1.95USD.)

Me: But Sir, I received a notification that it was successfully added... yaddi, yadda...

CustomerService: Mam, it's best that you have to check with PayPal...

The same time I had this conversation, I was the recipient of this email. While I would have ignored it at some other time, that time when I read it, I flipped. But then, what do you expect. I went like whaaaat my PayPal account is suspended? as I felt a chill crept under my skin.

I, of course, flagged Paypal to save my soul but we know how long it takes before they get back to you. But agitated, panic-stricken, worried, etc.. I also asked around and searched the net.

I had yet to hear a word from PayPal when I found this. You just cannot imagine how relieved I was and how pissed I was with all these spam mails. Anyway, I have installed ICONIX now so it's easier to know whether a PayPal email is legit or not.

As with the card enrolment (to PayPal), it seems that there was a minor error somewhere in the process. But that taken cared of, my EON was successfully registered and my initial transfer went smoothly (even faster than I expected). Thanks Unionbank for everything! BTW, to date, Unionbank is the only bank in PI that makes withdrawal possible with PayPal.

Also thanks to PayPal despite the fact that I only heard from them when it no longer mattered to me.


This week's MIFS is up and running at To Motherhood And Beyond. Also if you want to read entries for this week's Carnival of Family life, it's right here.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wordless Wednesday:Promise me You'll Never Let Go

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Looking for LA Plastic Surgeons?

I’m saying it now. I’ve always, ALWAYS been contented with what I have. Despite the flabs here and there. Despite the not too long nose. Despite having breasts almost the size of an anthill. But maybe it’s a matter of feeling good about oneself.

But, if you feel good improving parts of your body and in need for plastic surgery, check these Los Angeles Plastic Surgeons who may be able help you achieve what you want and help you look good.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Spreading Some Love

It's almost the love month and beautiful bloggers Raquel, Maiylah and Melanie tagged me to do this Linky Love meme.

Cut and paste the following starting here.

I have randomly selected 5 of you below to be tagged and I hope that you will similarly publish this post in your blog. You will have to tag 5 other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list. (Do not replace, just keep on adding! Yes we hope it will be a long list!)

It’s real easy! Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially! The benefits of Viral Linking:
- One of the fastest ways to see your technorati authority explode!
- Increase your Google PageRank fast
- Attract large volume of new traffic to your site
- Build your community
- Make new friends!

Now, I'm tagging my 5 friends: ZJ, Che, Amy, Thess and Yenny.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

For Parents Only book goes to...

I should have posted this last night but I unexpectedly fell flat on my back after Matt slept. It was still so early but I'm glad for the long sleep I and Matt had.

So before I sent Matt to bed last night, I asked him to pick the contest winner (so he can have some sort of participation to my blogging activity) among the yellow Lego blocks -where underneath is a paper with a name written on it.

And he picked the block with Grace's name on it. So Grace, email me your address so I can mail the book to you.

Thanks everyone for participating in my little contest.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008


Here's a tag from ZJ and without much ado, here are my trying-hard-to-sound-wise answers.

1. Name one thing you do everyday.

- Open my eyes.

2. Name two things you wish you could learn.

- Speak another language like German (paging Che) or French.
- I wish I could learn to be as patient and uncomplaining as my husband. Paging GOD.

3. Name three things that remind you of your childhood.

- Christmas Carols
- The song One Moment in Time. I sang this during the end-of-the-school-year program in my mother's school. It was then that I realized that I'm not meant for the stage but for performances in the confines of our bathroom only.
- Punching bag. My father made us one which he eventually brought down -maybe because he realized that the mini-boxing fights and my exaggerated screams and cries were becoming more frequent.

4. Name four things you love to eat but rarely do.
- food cooked/prepared by my husband (because he's away from home)
- Bigby's steak (because they cost a fortune)
- Haagen Daaz (so expensive)
- Anything with chicken in it (because I'm too chicken to take the risk)

5. Name five things/people that make you feel good.
- Family
- Friends
- Lots of sleep (I can only wish for this)
- Long bath (which are only in my dreams now)
- Good meals

UPDATE: Happy Birthday to my brother! I know he is so happy as he got the most wonderful present today -in the person of a newborn son. Same birthdate. Amazing!

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Saturday, January 19, 2008


How time flies! Although I still feel it’s Christmas because we still have our Christmas lights and my son still sings Christmas songs, reality is Christmas has passed and Valentine’s Day - another gift-giving occasion -is fast approaching.

But tell you what? Love was all I gave my husband on Christmas. Isn't that great? He didn't complain (and he is not the type who complains) but it felt awkward especially when he gave me an iTouch (though still in transit), while I gave him nothing - not even a book or a pen. Shame on me.

But now, as I browse through online shopping coupons from CouponChief, especially the Nike coupons and Adidas coupons, I am reminded of that 'love thing" and I am guilty - and I know I have to do something about this Valentine's.

Plain Nonsense And A Late Greeting

After 300 plus boring nonsense posts. Uh-oh. Don't say I'm really boring hardworking. I know it already and I do not need to work hard on being boring.

So okay after 300plus posts, I feel obligated to write another boring post that will never make sense. Please bear with me. But this is for my husband, my only reader ? - to him who should be blamed why I'm addicted blogging now.

And though we both are in the Engineering field, I will not pretend I understand what he does - a little, yes. But it's just the tiniest bit.

So, this will not make sense but I feel this will have effect on our life -maybe not directly. This is coming from Rich Tehrani.

(So Pops, hope this goes to show that you'll always -okay, not really always, but I can make a place for you anytime on this blog. And this is either tooooo late or tooooo advance but Happy Birthday!)

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Go Loco for El Pollo Loco

It is hot! Hot! Hot! And this video will help you win the contest at

Yes, if you are one of the millions who love El Pollo Loco’s lip-smacking Mexican chicken, then you can dance your way into winning $1,500 in cash plus other prizes. Just submit a video and tell all your familia and amigos to rate your video. The video rated the highest by most number of viewers wins.

So if you are a US resident and at least 18 yo, make that video, go loco and dance like no one is watching you now!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Thankful Thursday

This week, I am thankful...

...that my hub is getting enough rest. I couldn't say that when he was working in his previous employer (when even in his sleep, his project would haunt him).

...for Matt's creativity. He always bring pleasant surprises for us all.

...for the music. They are the perfect drug to take on a hectic day.

...for friends who keep in touch. And who share their lives.

...for the sleep I get even when I am working on night shift (Aha! Working while sleeping is not really a good idea but we are allowed to do that when there's no activity in the network).

...that I am able to open my lids this morning. It's good to be alive! And it's the best to come to a kid who jumps when he sees you, hugs and tells you "I love you."

Thanks be to God!

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ToonUp Now

Life in the corporate world is peppered – not sparingly- with meetings, trainings, brainstorming processes, and company events that involve presentations or slide-shows. And pictures, images, animations or illustrations play a great role in conveying the message of these presentations to the audience. Let’s face it, sometimes, these are the only things we take notice of - or we remember after a meeting or training has wrapped up.

From experience, few times when I was the presenter (and boy, it’s not an easy feat to be up there), I’d usually employ these to aid me in delivering a message to the audience or driving home my point. And most times that I’m down there as audience, I must admit that these attention-getter illustrations or animations keep me awake.

In short, pictures, images, animations or illustrations are essential in making a presentation interesting because they leave impression on the audience. And if you are the presenter or trainer and you are able to provide a great presentation, it could put you on a good spot with the boss. Extra pogi points. Bonus points, enough for a raise or a promotion. Important, yes.

Now, MaraStar Corporation, the leading provider of animated training and communication cartoons, presents Toon Up. ToonUp is, and I would like to quote from their site:

ToonUp®(t n p )n.
1. A 30-60 second animation designed to train and motivate employees by delivering an important message in a humorous way. 2. A breakthrough technology in training and employee communications that delivers animated training to employees via PowerPoint, email, intranet, or Learning Management System.

In short they are Animated Cartoon Videos meant to make a training material/presentation more interesting and effective. And MaraStar has created loads of these catchy animations of different themes and topics. So, do you need one for a communication skills training? Or a sales presentation perhaps?

Perk up your presentation and ToonUp now.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Slurp!

For more of Wordless Wednesday participants, click here. Or visit 5minutes4mom.


Have you entered in my little contest? Check it out here. A winner will be randomly picked on January 19.

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Connect with iConnectHere

Wouldn’t you love to call your loved ones anytime and anywhere around the globe? I do. I’m actually more of a caller than a texter (SMS fan), and good thing that I’m working for a telecoms company and get to enjoy free airtime. Lucky me. Otherwise, with my habit, a huge chunk of my salary would have gone straight to a telephone company’s coffer.

But anyway, for those who wanted to get unlimited calls to any destination at affordable rate, iConnectHere has launched its Unlimited Calling Plan for $29.99 per month. With this you can dial any number and have a blast catching up with your loved ones anytime. If you’re interested, you may call their Sign-Up Help Line at 1-877-717-7689. When you sign up, you’ll get a $30 bonus so there’s actually no need to worry of the 1st month bill.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Young Engineer

Coming home from work one afternoon, my son - after our initial display of affection- said “Mama, remote” and proudly showed me something he had been holding in his hand.

“Oh.” I was surprised. No, that is not a remote. I was almost tempted to say but held my tongue in check.

“What is this remote control for?” I playfully asked instead.

“Remote for [the] yo-yo.”

And I pulled all my reserved acting skills to keep a straight face.

So presenting Matt's self-made remote control.

Made out of sticking a cottonbud (arrow) on a hole of wrist toy (that makes sound by pressing the red triangle). He said the cottonbud is the antenna!

And this is my son's entry for this week's MakeIt FromScratch! Eugene Polley- step aside.

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Ever Heard of Pay Per Play?

I found something good this morning. It’s called Pay-Per-Play, an online media channel that plays 5 second audio advertisement everytime a visitor opens your page. With Pay-Per-Play audio ads, one will be paid for every visitor and no click is necessary from them. I actually signed up for this. For more details, visit NetAudioAds now.

Also, here's a site that offers you almost everything you need. From web designing needs to audio needs, they have it all. So if are you looking for website softwares or DVD/MP3 players, check them here.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Awesome Contests And My Little Contest

Share your story in a video and win a $10,000 Comfort Getaway courtesy of Vicks. For contest mechanics, you may check at PRIZE - A - TRON or at Seven Dogs and a Baby or at Vicks.

Also check the following contests at Seven Dogs and a Baby to win:


Last week, I promised for a contest on this little blog. The prize is not big bucks - I wish! But I received my second copy of For Parents Only by Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa A. Rice from Jill Nelson and I though I want to share this to anyone interested.

So if you are interested, just leave a comment (with your valid email) in this post. That's one entry. If you blog about this, I'll give you an extra entry. This is open for anyone and everyone around the globe.

I'll be drawing the winner next week January 19, 2008 (Oh, this is my brother's birthday - Advance Happy Birthday to him!). So goodluck everyone.

Note: To thwart spammers, please add brackets to your email addy. Ex. emailme[at]mail[dot]com.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Sign To Get Back To Prescription Glasses

I was once prescribed to use glasses and I had been using it for more than a year. But you know what they say about getting so used to it and ending up getting a higher grade glasses – so I decided to chuck and forget about it. Last year, I had complained about my eyes and went to an eye doctor – and expected he’d give me glasses but I was prescribed an eye drop only!

Last December, I was considering getting back to the eye doctor again because too much blogging had maybe finally kicked me in the eye- but I made excuses not to.

Now, I’m doing this post for Great Discovery:, which offers wide selection of high quality frames and lens. Isn’t this supposed to be a sign to set that appointment again?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Arnel Pineda: Journey

Arnel Pineda. To be honest, I have not heard of this guy (while he was still doing gigs in PI) - not until he joined Journey.

Okay, Steve Perry's fans, I'm not going to make any big statement about that. I still believe Steve Perry is Steve Perry.

But I'm just happy Arnel got the break. I hope he'll do his best to be just himself. Good luck, Arnel.

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Weight Loss Option

After the long holidays and feasts associated with it, I feel that I need to shop for pants. I definitely added few pounds here and there –but nothing, I hope, that few walking exercises cannot get rid of.

But speaking of losing weight, if you’re considering surgery as the solution, you might want to check lap band surgery. Find out if it is the right choice for you to improving your health by availing of their FREE seminar now.

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Thankful Thursday

It was a stormy evening. The rain poured relentlessly from the skies and the sound of rumbling thunder and flashes of lightning gave a terrifying finish to an already gloomy surrounding.

The Nipa thatch roof offered a weak resistance against the violent rain and small puddles of water were slowly forming on the floor. Nowhere else to go for cover except the wooden kama (bed), where she eventually hid the kids to protect them from the harsh weather.

And she scurried to finish her cooking in a detached dirty kitchen, connected but outside of the house. She braved the cruel storm to provide everyone something hot to put in their tummy. And she did more than that.

She may have thought I have forgotten that scene from the distant past but I have not. Maybe not ever.

My mother. She –with my father- brought us where we are now.

And we are still far from being glimmering rich now, but through all the comfortable trapping we have, I will not forget everything she did for us. Through all the love. The sacrifices. The lessons. I'm so blessed to have her as my mother.

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Of course, there are times we do not see eye to eye, but I love her. She’s our anchor. Our light. Our strength.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Lovin' and Playin'

Taken during our family reunion last December 2007. Hub and Matt had a great time in the pool. They were in there 80% of the time!

For more of Wordless Wednesday participants, visit here or here.

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I.Wish.I.Could.Do.This (Updated)

Charice Pempengco. The microphone is obviously her best bud. And music undoubtedly looooves her. I just wish I could say the same to myself. :-)

And some fans have spoken, too - if the poll at Ellen Degeneres' site was something to get by. Took the poll myself and here's the tentative result.

Woooot! GO gurl!

As of 8:14AM January 8, 2008:

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