Monday, December 31, 2007

Plasma Lifts

My friend just got a new flat TV from her bonuses and she is considering buying plasma lifts to hide and protect her newly bought TV. They make you enjoy the ease and elegance of self-raising and self-lowering console TV lifts making flat panel TV hidden inside the console when it is not in use just at the touch of a button, a built in plug n' play, infra-red control raises your television from behind closed doors with quiet, elegant ease. You can get such quality TV lifts from Import Advantage. Great if you own one isn't it!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Making A Difference

The year will end today and it's always important that we look back and see what we have done to make a difference in saving our environment. Well there is this one site called GreenandMore.com which has a lot of eco-friendly products called green products which are made from chemical free or recycled materials free and are sustainable. They follow green practices which are their company's mission and that means using no plasticware, they recycle office supplies and kitchen goods as well as use 100% recycled cardboard boxes.

They are also supporting environmental charities like the Oceana and Healthy Child Healthy World.
They also have a green learning center which has top information from sources like the EPA and US Dept. of Energy. They also have many shopping departments which you should check out before shopping as they can have what they call less impact on our planet - such as their eco furniture, solar power products, home improvement, home decor, eco garden, outdoor living, energy saving appliances for your home, air, lighting, cleaning, gadgets, water conservation, baby, beddings, and accessories such as hand bags. One thing more is that you should try to check on their Green Musings blog shared by their staff and community where there are green stories that you can read and some photos to check out for.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Blog is a Treasure Award

I am so thankful to Joy who have thought of my blog as a treasure! I wanna share this to my other two homes: Blessings in Life and Journey in Life as well to my hubby's site.

I also wanna share this to my fellow blogger friends whose blogs are also a treasure (otherwise earning that is! :) hehehe just kidding) Chikai, Emmy, Lutchi, Angie, Haze, Liza, Yen, Anaps, Julai, JennyL, Irel and Wilson.

Goldilocks Butter Macaroons

I bought this Goldilocks Butter Macaroons again since my sisters liked it when I bought some during CT's 11th month birthday. It costs P65 per pack and I think it's already worth your money. But I guess these ones we bought do not taste as good as the first ones we bought. Anyway, we were able to consume one pack just today just having a chat while eating it. I was worried that it will spoil or expire since the last brownies we bought at Goldilocks expired and was not consumed.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Tagged by Wilson

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
~ Gift bag - easier to use.
2. Real tree or Artificial?
~ Artificial Christmas tree and we just bought one which brought us luck as we won a water dispenser during the raffle promo of Gaisano Mall two weeks ago.
3. When do you put up the tree?
~ Just a few days ago hehehe we have been busy.
4. When do you take the tree down?
~ Most of the time on January or after the Three Kings.
5. Do you like egg nog?
~ Nope :)
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
~ Toys and nice pink clothes
7. Hardest person to buy for?
~ My mom as she does not appreciate much the gifts we buy for her. So to make it easier you just give her money.
8. Easiest person to buy for?
~ Considering my answer in the previous question... I think it's my Mom as you don't have to buy anything or suffer waiting on very long lines and enduring the Christmas shopping madness!
9. Do you have a nativity scene?
~ Yes some sort of. But this year I can't find where we placed it.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
~ Whichever is more convenient to send to someone.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
~ When I was a child during one of our class Christmas party I received something to eat (I can't remember exactly what it was).
12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
~ I can't remember the title so does that mean it's not my favorite? Okay but when I was much younger I like Home Alone 1.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
~ This month. But for my family we are giving cash gifts so they can buy exactly what they want.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
~ I can't remember doing so.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
~ Everything except anything that has a bitter taste.
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
~ This year I want clear lights.
17. Favorite Christmas song?
~ Grown-up Christmas List (not sure with the title or the singer).
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
~ Stay home. I hate the traffic!
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeers?
~ Did you know that Santa has eight (8) reindeers named:
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen! Rudolf is said to be another reindeer used by Santa on foggy nights.
20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
~ We have an angel. A big one last year but this year there are two small ones.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
~ New Year's Day.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
~ Traffic! I really hate it and also the long lines in the malls especially in the grocery. :)
23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
~ Gold and Pink.
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
~ Ham and macaroni salad.
25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
~ For my hubby to realize and be determined that we need to find a place of our own near our work and the environment is good for CT.
26. Who is most likely to respond to this?
~ Haze, Lutchi, Darlene and Denz
27. Who is least likely to respond to this?
~ I guess if they are busy then they will probably do it later.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Learning to Invest

I met my old friend and classmate in HS a few days ago. She just got back here for a short vacation. We were able to chat for awhile and she mentioned that she has learned to invest her earnings abroad through buying and selling real estate. She also mentioned that she has a friend who has North Carolina land for sale and was asking her to sell it. She has been to the place before and she found it nice. She is planning to invest next year when she has settled the financial matters of her family here.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Hershey's and Reese's Moisturising Lip Balms


I found these two delicious Hershey's and Reese's moisturising lip balms being sold online by a friend. I would love to have these two for myself this Christmas but I guess it won't really be necessary items. Anyway, if my hubby would buy them for me as a Christmas gift, I would surely be hungry rather happy to accept them!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Another Option

While one of my hubby's clients are into upgrading their network infrastructure into a compatible Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure, Cat6 was brought into the discussion between the two of us because Cat 6 or Category 6 Ethernet cables are also compatible with both Category 3 and 5 with GigaBit Ethernet as the cable standard and CAT6 supports Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet and supports communications at more than twice the speed of CAT5e, which is the other popular standard for Gigabit Ethernet cabling.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Cisco Routers

It was 6 years ago that my hubby worked in an Internet Service Provider as a Network administrator for almost 2 years. I can recall that he always mentioned to me about Redhat linux server, Windows 2000 server, dialup connections, Dsl line and other ISP terms that I can not understand because I am not a technical person. Also, he told me that they are selling used cisco routers for a cheap price because they are upgrading to a more rubost cisco routers. In our office, we use other router brand though.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Choosing a Christmas Gift

It is 17 days to go before we celebrate Christmas and I am still contemplating on what to buy for a Christmas gift for my dad. I think it is time to buy him a new watch. I have seen a very impressive and famous luxury Patek Philippe watch online. It is made by Swiss watchmakers and are among the most remarkable watches in the world. I know they are very elegant. I hope I can buy him one just in time for Christmas.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Invest in Land Property

I was thinking of short term plans with our earnings but lately, in the office we have been talking about what we have invested in house and for some of us who have already made a land investment. Most people I have met especially those successful ones and earning a lot do invest in land as experts in real estate would always tell us that buying land and lots is a very good opportunity if you are looking for profit and a good investment since it always appreciates and rarely or never depreciates. I still have to save some more and hopefully will own a good land investment later on.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Long Day

Well it has been a long day today. It will be another busy day at work tomorrow. Hopefully I would be able to finally finish tasks given to me. I hope the agencies I have to deal with would not give me any more problems as they are those that I do not wnt t deal with in the first place but I have no choice since those concerned before was not able to fix it. Good night for now as I am off to sleep. Take care friends and see you again tomorrow.

Kopi Roti

My hubby and I went to a coffee shop which we have never been to before. To end our curiosity about the place and their so-called famous and delicious Kopi bun, we decided to give it a visit one night. We brought our lappy thinking that they may have free wifi but unfortunately they do not have it. I ordered milk with tea since it would be the first time that I get to drink that. Well definitely not my cup of tea since I like my tea sweet. Yup I put sugar on my tea unless I want something hot and that would clean me up, then I would go for tea without sugar. Well for more of this just click on the photo. See you there!

Getting Your Cash Back

Two of the people in our office are getting new credit cards. One time I answered a call from the agent and was encouraging me to get one for myself. I had to decline this as I still have to Compare Cash Back Credit Cards. When I asked my brother who works in a bank, he said that if I want I can try to check on CreditCardSearchEngine.com if I am looking for an online credit card comparison. I am really tempted sometimes to tell my hubby to get one especially now that our financial needs are growing with prices of everything in the market going up way faster than our salary. Well I still have to search and compare if ever we decide to apply for either Citibank, Visa or MasterCard before I apply for any type of credit card offers which they do have also including everything from low interest and reward card to cards for people with bad to average credit. They also have other leading credit cards like American Express and Discover Card as well Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase. Getting a credit card entails a major responsibility when it comes to our finances.

Wordless Wednesday

Yes another wedding cake I am featuring for today. This time it is a white fondant wedding cake display from All About Cakes. This was taken a few months ago during their participation in one of the wedding exhibits in SM City. It would surely cost a couple a lot but if you want to make your wedding more special then you can have a wedding cake like this. But if you are on a budget then you can always design your own and talk it over your cake designer.

Merry Christmas!!!

Christmas Myspace Glitter Graphics

I wanna greet everyone a Merry Christmas!!!

It is the 5th of December and for the past few days I could feel the cold breeze especially in the morning and the spirit of Christmas in the air. I know everyone has concerns whether it be with their home or with work but we got to give time for ourselves to enjoy and feel Christmas. No one is too old to enjoy Christmas like an innocent child. Sometimes when I feel tired in the office, I get out of our office or walk to our window especially when it's already dark outside and view the big Christmas tree of lights in the mall near us. Just staring at it makes me forget for awhile the worries and concerns in life. I hope everyone of us gets to have a meaningful and merry, merry Christmas!!!

Christmas Vacation

My sister was here last night and I arrived home while she was talking to my mother about her friend's fiance Alfredo, a foreigner actually who is of Spanish descent. They were planning to travel and have a long and relaxing Christmas vacation together. Before they have a hard time trying to book a hotel because he speaks mostly Spanish and not really that fluent yet with English. But it is easier now when booking for Vacaciones Hoteles with hotels.com online or on the phone especially for Spanish-speaking vacationers like Alfredo and at the same time they will find the best price for a good hotel room accommodation. It is good news indeed for Spanish-speaking travelers who could hardly converse in fluent English. Lucky for those who can but it would still make the booking process easier when travelers can speak in their native tongue. Their site hotels.com en espanol (http://espanol.hotels.com) and dedicated customer service center (800-316-4145) can be accessed by Spanish speaking travelers especially those in the United States.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

Kitten Friendly Blog Award

It gives a very nice and heart warming feeling to receive an award from a fellow blogger and friend. I wanna thank Race for giving me so many awards. Though with this award I do wonder why my blog was named such... hehehe. Anyway, being blessed to have friends who are so thoughtful and generous to give me this award, I am sharing this to my other blogger friends:
Chelle, Wilson, Frances and Butchay.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Nice Ceiling Fan

We were for the first time at Kopi Roti last week. They had these nice and elegant ceiling fans. I remembered similar ones I have seen at quoizel lighting some of which are more simpler but with unique designs for the interiors. I told my hubby hope we can save up money and have one of those in our very own house or in our room since it would be double purpose that is having a light and ceiling fan at the same time to ventilate the room.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Midnight Sale

The mall near our office had a midnight sale tonight. Since I was going to buy some groceries I have decided to wait for my hubby till he is off duty so that we can go home together. I saw an old friend in college and we went to dinner together while she was waiting for her hubby who would meet her later. We went for a stroll around the mall and later I went on my own. Inside the mall was a demo for a clothes folder which I think is very useful, convenient and easy way of folding your clothes which you can do in just a very few seconds and you can store and pile your laundry easily now which is really a great time saver.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Home Away from Home

No this is not a usual home but this is a photo I saw from a drug rehab center of Sunset Malibu. Nice would not it to stay in such a nice and comfortable looking place but this is intended for those who have to undergo rehabilitation for addiction to alcohol, drugs or any substance. I never dreamed of staying in such a nice place for that purpose or reason. But for those who need it and I hope no one will have to need it, this place is really good to stop the vice, start a new life, a new beginning.

Early to Bed

Well it has been a long day! If you only knew how many times I went up and down the stairs from the 4th till the ground floor of our office building! Yes you read it right. The elevator in our office would eat up an average of 10 minutes of your time in just waiting for it. Lucky for us who are just in the 4th floor what would you feel for the others in the 11th to 17th floor who would have to climb up and down the stairs when the elevator is not working! That is such a long climb but would count as a good exercise given your legs won't cramp and become stiff half way up or down lol! :) Well I would go early to bed now coz I am really tired. Good night and sweet dreams!

Wordless Wednesday

Hello! This photo of this nice and beautiful pink fondant wedding cake was taken during a wedding exhibit in a mall. I love weddings and when I heard that there is going to be an exhibit, I went there with my hubby to look around and we found this beauty. This is from Cake Creations by Beverly Sanz who is a former classmate and schoolmate of mine.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Precious Metal

My hubby and I have been thinking of other ways to invest. Actually a friend pointed out to me one way which I have never thought of before which is to invest by buying silver bars. Honestly I have only heard of gold bars but not for an investment. Well I learned that you can actually buy silver, gold and other precious metals at Monex Deposit Compnay or MDC which is America's best dealer when it comes to competitive prices for precious metals. They have been in the silver coin industry for more than 30 years already in America. You can buy silver either as a coin or ingot if you want to invest in it. Production each year is less than the demand for it worldwide since the 90's. Silver coins are a good investment. On the other hand you can also invest in gold bullion if you want. But I am sure we can ever afford that much. The rich people can probably afford that and they do so in order to protect their wealth and maintain their purchasing power. So if given the chance and opportunity, I would really try to invest in this unique investment.

Beauty Rest

I think I am indeed in need of rest as my face looks really harassed. It has been a long day. I do not know what it is with Mondays but it is that day in the week which is the least I look forward to unless there is something good happening on a Monday. Well I will have my beauty rest in awhile after I finish some rather important stuff before I finally call it a night. See you tomorrow in the blogging world! :)

Gone

I went back to the furniture department of the mall near our office where I saw a display of the stool just like the one below and there is gone as in there are none left on display there. I wonder if they easily get sold or they just keep it back in the storage room. I really would love to have one like that in our room. I hope my hubby will buy one for me this Chirstmas.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Colorful Furniture

I was at the mall last night and was looking for a high chair for CT. Well I passed by the furniture section and I again saw their display of these colorful bar stools which I was looking for last month. Well I am really attracted to its color and design. I saw before choices of colors of red, yellow and blue. But I like this color better because it really looks delicious for it reminds me of purple yam.

Tagged by Race

I was tagged Race. Thanks so much Race for this interesting tag. :) Now I'm passing this tag to my blogger friends Shabem, Julai, Liza, Irel and Joyce.

Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character. Have you ever asked yourself what cartoon character do you most resemble? A group of investigators got together and analyzed the personalities of well known and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this test.

Answer all the questions (only 10) with what describes you best, add up all your Points (which are next to the answer that you choose) at the end and look for your results. Do not cheat by looking at the end of the e-mail before you are done.

Then ask your Friends to answer it. (Make sure to Highlight your answers)

1. Which one of the following describes the perfect date?
.a) Candlelight dinner (4 pts.)
.b) Fun/Theme Park (2 pts.)
.c) Painting in the park (5 pts)
.d) Rock concert (1 pt.)
.e) Going to the movies (3 pts.)


2. What is your favorite type of music?
a) Rock and Roll (2 pts.).
b) Alternative (1 pt.).
c) Soft Rock (4 pts.).
d) Country (5 pts.).
e) Pop (3 pts.)

3. What type of movies do you prefer?
.a) Comedy (2 pts.)
.b) Horror (1 pt.)
.c) Musical (3 pts.)
.d) Romance (4 pts.)
.e) Documentary (5 pts.)

4.. Which one of these occupations would you choose if you only could choose one of these?
.a) Waiter (4 pts.)
.b) Professional Sports Player (5 pts.)
.c) Teacher (3 pts.)
.d) Police (2 pts.)
.e) Cashier (1 pt)

5 . What do you do with your spare time?
.a) Exercise (5 pts.)
.b) Read (4 pts.)
.c) Watch television (2 pts.)
.d) Listen to music (1 pt.)
.e) Sleep (3 pts.)

6. Which one of the following colors do you like best?
.a) Yellow (1 pt.)
.b) White (5 pts.)
.c) Sky Blue (3 pts.)
.d) Dark Blue (2 pts.)
.e) Red (4 pts.)

7. What do you prefer to eat?
.a) Snow (3 pts.)
.b) Pizza (2 pts.)
.c) Sushi (1 pt.)
.d) Pasta (4 pts.)
.e) Salad (5 pts.)

8 What is your favorite holiday?
.a) Halloween (1 pt.)
.b) Christmas (3 pts.)
.c) New Year (2 pts.)
.d) Valentine's Day (4 pts.)
.e) Thanksgiving (5 pts.)

9. If you could go to one of these places which one would it be?
.a)
Paris (4 pts)
.b)
Spain (5 pts)
.c)
Las Vegas (1 pt)
.d)
Hawaii (4 pts)
.e) Hollywood (3 pts)

10. With which of the following would you prefer to spend time with?
.a) Someone Smart (5 pts.)
.b) Someone attractive (2 pts.)
.c) Someone who likes to Party (1 pt.)
.d) Someone who always has fun (3 pts.)
.e) Someone very sentimental (4 pts.)

Now add up your points and find out the answer you have been waiting for! Put your character in the subject line and forward to your friends and back to the person that sent this to you. Very interesting to see "who" your friends are!

(10-16 points) You are Garfield :
You are very comfortable, easy going, and you definitely know how to have fun but sometimes you take it to an extreme. You always know what you are doing and you are always in control of your life. Others may not see things as you do, but that doesn't mean that you always have to do what is right. Try to remember, your happy spirit may hurt you or others.


(17-23 points) You are Snoopy :
You are fun, you are very cool and popular. You always know what's in and you are never are out of style. You are good at knowing how to satisfy everyone else. You have probably disappeared for a few days more than once but you always come home with the family values that you learned Being married and having children are important to you, but only after you have had your share of fun times.


(24-28 points) You are Elmo:

You have lots of friends and you are also popular, always willing to give advice and help out a person in need. You are very optimistic and you always see the bright side of things. Some good advice: try not to be too much of a dreamer. Dreaming too big could cause many conflicts in your life.

(29-35 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants: THIS IS ME!!!
You are the classic person that everyone loves. You are the best friend that anyone could ever have and never wants to lose. You never cause harm to anyone and they would never not understand your feelings. Life is a journey, it's funny and calm for the most part. Stay away from traitors and jealous people, and you will be stress free.

(36-43 points) You are Charlie Brown:
You are tender, you fall in love quickly but you are also very serious about all relationships. You are a family person. You call your Mom every Sunday. You have many friends and may occasionally forget a few Birthdays. Don't let your passion confuse you with reality.

(44-50 points) You are Dexter :
You are smart and definitely a thinker... Every situation is fronted with a plan. You have a brilliant mind. You demonstrate very strong family principles. You maintain a stable routine but never ignore a bad situation when it comes.


Try to do less over thinking every once in a while to spice things up a bit with spontaneity! Now don't spoil it! Have some fun!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Get Back to Life

I had known quite a few people but not really that close to me who desperately need to get back to life they have normally led before after having gone astray and somehow experimented on life's unwanted things like illegal drugs and substances and have at one point in their lives felt the need to enter a drug rehab. Entering one would somehow be like entering a spiritual retreat of finding back one's self. The best thing is to stay away from drugs and do not destroy your future.

Life is Important

Life is indeed important and my life now is more important because I have a family of my own now. My hubby and I work so that we can provide CT with his needs and prepare for his future. We want to save for his education most especially as we want him to have a good future if not the best he can have. Charles and I are also considering getting a family life insurance if we can set up a budget for that. We feel the need to be secure with the future and to protect our family as well in case we need it the future but hopefully not so. But we just feel need to be sure.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Toys for CT

Well since Christmas is fast approaching and I am thinking of buying CT some toys as one of our gifts since he really does not have much toys at all. I am sure my nephews and nieces would also love to receive toys and I notice they really prefer toys over clothes or any other gift. There are actually so many toys for sale in the malls right now and we often get dizzy in choosing which we will buy as gifts for the kids. We are planning to buy CT some toys for his play pen like balls that are soft, piano, those colorful learning and electronic toys too maybe.

I myself was even eyeing on the board game Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? I sometimes get to see the show on TV and I really find it interesting that's why I am thinking of buying it so that we can have some fun during the day of Christmas.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Another Day

Well another day has passed and I hope tomorrow will be a good day. Pay day for our company is still a few days away. Though I am glad my hubby is there to give me an allowance in case I need it. Oh my I need to rest for now. I hope tomorrow would not be a busy day in the office. I hope you had a great day. Well for me at least there are not much problems in the office. I was able to get home earlier and was so glad to see my baby CT smiling at me as I went inside the house. Hmmm CT really makes me forget all my worries!. He is such a blessing to us and we are always thankful to God for that. I hope you are all as blessed as well. Night and till tomorrow. :)

Online Banking

My hubby had to run some errands today including the bank and he somehow complained that the line in the bank was so long. I guess when you have checking accounts it would be easier to manage and do our transactions through online banking rather than having to queue and waste a lot of precious time. One of my online friends is telling me about the WaMu checking account that comes with free checks which is good, free check safekeeping and free wire transfers when you do sign-up. Another good thing is that their checking account is interest bearing that has free money orders aside from the bank checks and most importantly - free identity theft services also as I really fear and do not want losing any check for that matter. Also it can be accessed with their Debit MasterCard.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Christmas Countdown


It is 37 days to go till Christmas! I have decided to have a countdown right here at my home in the blogosphere so that every time I would open my home, I would immediately be reminded how many days it is to go before Christmas. It is my most favorite time of the year. This coming Christmas would be extra special since it would be our first Christmas with our baby CT, one of the best gifts we have received this year. Hope your Christmas is as meaningful as ours. Advance merry Christmas!!! :)

Travel Europe

It is one of my dreams to travel Europe. My friend Mercy who is now living in Germany has been convincing me that we try to travel by car. That would indeed be an adventure of my life especially that it would then be my first time in Europe. She said I need not worry as there are many Hotels in Berlin where I could stay. If we decide to go to Paris where she had been before, we can stay in any of the Hotels in Paris. Or if we decide to go to UK instead, she said that we should try to stay in one of the Hotels in London rather than stay with my sister whose place is quite far from the city.

But I was thinking of a different adventure if we travel by car to Spain instead and I would love to stay in one of the nice Hotels in Barcelona where local stars Judy Santos and Ryan Agoncillo have been and they really enjoyed the place because among the places in Europe Ryan has been to, it was not as hot as the other places he had been to in Europe.

Quiet Sunday

It seems to be a rather quiet Sunday in the blogging world. I am not sure though if it has to do with the PR going down where a lot of bloggers were affected or my blogger friends are just busy as it seems to be for the past three weeks.

Well I am the nanny this afternoon as my nanny went out to see her mom. She did not tell me though that she would be meeting her sister as they will be watching the movie of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo - One More Chance. Huh she might be afraid to tell me that coz I might not let her go out. She had been absent for two days in a row this month and I thought she would credit that to her day off but I guess everybody needs a rest away from work. Well for me I still am doing some work at home and with my nanny gone for the afternoon. I will resume that later. I am glad though that my sister covered up for me and she is now the one watching CT after I fed him with Cerelac awhile ago.

Never Been to a Beach Wedding

Speaking of weddings, a friend Jo, who is planning to get married early next year is thinking of having one of those simple but blissful beach weddings. She got this idea on destination weddings, which becoming really popular nowadays, when she attended a beach wedding in Boracay a few months ago. She has one problem though on what nice beach wedding attire would most for her guests wear. Well she got to check Wedding Tropics which carries a lot of different kinds of dress particularly fit for destination weddings and events. She will ask her sponsors and entourage to check it out and see what they think of it. Well congrats and best wishes Jo. Hope your beach wedding will be as memorable as you have always dreamed of.

Cake Creations

Hmmm I remember this beautiful cake from a wedding exhibit a few months ago in one of the malls here. This was supposed to be an entry for the photo hunt pink but was not able to post it though. So I am posting it now just to share the beauty of this beautiful pink (my favorite color) fondant cake of Cake Creations by Beverly Sanz, who was my former classmate in elementary and schoolmate in HS and college. She talked to me before of getting my wedding cake from her. I haven't seen this design from her then and my cake sponsor's budget wouldn't suffice though I would have loved to have her cake as my wedding cake. So if you know someone looking for a beautiful fondant cake just like this, you can check out her site Cake Creations by Beverly Sanz.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Exercise Equipment

I was surprised a few days ago when I was wandering in the left wing of the building on the floor where our office is located. Manong Titing, the messenger and janitor of the neighboring clinic located next to our office, pointed out to me an exercise equipment in the bare and unoccupied room on our floor. I told him I hope that they would also place there an elliptical trainer machine just like the one I found at Workout Warehouse. It would be so nice to have one like that or a gym in the office building so that once in awhile we can work out our way to a healthy lifestyle.

Photo Hunt - I Love Charles & CT


Theme - I Love Charles & CT
This is my entry to this week's Photo Hunt Theme - I Love ____! Well my photo entry shows my hubby Charles and our baby CT, the best blessing in our life. I am happy and very thankful to the Lord God for the wonderful family that I have and will love always and forever!

Well have a happy and loving weekend everyone! Check out my other entry here and see you there! :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Vacation Getaway

I was trying to think of a unique vacation getaway like some sort of going to a place where take a break from the daily stressful routine. I really need a break! Music relaxes me better and faster so I was thinking of having a getaway to where I can enjoy live music. When I searched the internet, it led me to Branson Missouri which is said to be the "Live Music Capital of the World". It is not just live music there but there are also magic, acrobatics, comedy and drama performed on stage as well a theme parks if you want to have the ride of your life. There are vacation packages or if you have a vacation plan on your mind then there is Branson's Getaway who can help you out make it a great vacation. If my daddy would come along he will really enjoy the live music!

A Taste of His Birthday Cake

Mom Dad look at me

I really am amused when I see this photo in my other blog. CT gets a taste of his 10th-month birthday cake which is a choco moist cake which we bought at Joniel's. We noticed that CT wants to taste anything that he sees as food. So while we were taking photos of him this morning as souvenir for his 10th month birthday yesterday, he was really eager to taste his cake and look at him here with his face having a smudge of chocolate and yellow icing. He really seems to be enjoying licking his cake this morning while his daddy was taking pictures of him. He was even complaining after when we have to take away the cake from him and put it back to the refrigerator until we eat it. He still wants to continue licking his cake. We had to distract him till we were able to put back the cake inside the refrigerator.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Work to Do

I still had work to do last night but did not realized that I have slept and just woke up 30 minutes ago. I was talking to my hubby who was really sleepy last night and was telling him I would wake up in awhile. But that obviously did not happen as I just woke up half an hour ago. I was chatting with someone through YM last night and I did not realized that I had slept as I was really sleepy. My hubby woke up late as his duty today is early at 6AM. He did not have time for breakfast so he will just have it at the office canteen. Well it is another day and I have work to do so I am startig early hoping I will finish at the end of the day. So good morning guys and have a great day today!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wishful Thinking

While going home tonight it crossed my mind what if I have my own car so that I can find a route home where I can avoid heavy traffic not to mention the pollution I have to endure when commuting in public vehicles. I do not know if it is just my PMS or is it that men and even women passengers in PUJs or PUVS are sometimes so annoying. They sit as if they are in the comfort of their own home or car. Come to think of it we both pay our respective amount of fare to the driver. But other people when they sit, they sit as if they are paying for two people. If they have no conscience at least they have the right mind to think that everyone has a right to be comfortable at least at no one else's expense and discomfort. Sometimes I am forced to nudge the person so that at least he will move. I am reminded also of people who think you are some kind of a back of a chair and they lean on you like you're some kind of a wall. I just wish I can go home comfortably everyday.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Floating Fondant Wedding Fruit Cake


I still remember this wonderful fondant wedding fruit cake of my hubby's cousin. It is actually the first time when I actually I attended a wedding where they placed the cake in the pool to float until such time that it is time for the slicing of the cake. I have seen floating cakes before but it was not in a wedding I attended. My hubby's aunt ordered the cake and it costs three times my wedding cake! Did you know that it took more than two people to carry this cake? It was really heavy. We brought to the hotel room a portion of the cake and it was heavy. The icing is so sweet. I think it will outlast the fruit cake. There was a part of the cake which is not fruit cake and somehow I did not like .But the fruit cake is yummy! :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Needs Rest

My hubby had been addicted to blogging now too just like me. Well for one we enjoy doing it. We just have to control our number of hours blogging and allot more time for other important things as well like sleep and getting some rest. Sometimes my hubby coming early morning from work, he would just assist me at giving CT a bath then after I leave for work, he stays stuck to the PC and blogging away to a point sometimes that he forgets he has not slept yet. Well honestly, I myself sometimes forget to eat or does not take a rest on weekends and just keeps on blogging or bloghopping to visit my friends' blogs. Well everybody needs rest so in a little while, I myself will need to get some rest too. Good night! :)

Capella University

I was interested to learn that there is an accredited online university which offers e-learning and it is capella university. It is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It has introduced a new degree program which is the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Program. Likewise it has eight (8) new graduate and undergraduate specializations in psychology, business, information technology, education, public health, public safety and criminal justice.

I have heard of e-learning just recently and this school focuses in it therefore busy people can earn a degree or pursue higher degrees without having the need to physically go to school daily. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. If you want to learn more and get more information, please visit Capella.edu or you may also call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

Old Acquaintance

I was at a client this morning to collect their payable as they called early in the office saying I can collect already. When I arrived at their office, someone came from behind me and was obviously in a hurry handing out some papers to some of the staff there. I looked at her and she seems very familiar to me. So okay I recognized her as one of my classmates in college. But I do not know what to do or think the moment she just looked at me as if she knew me and just would not even say hi or hello. Well we were not really close then but a simple hi or hello or even a smile would be nice enough. But she just looked at me as if saying "Do I Know you?". Anyway, sort of saying people do change or is it just that she has no time to talk to me then. Hopefully but anyway, I just wish she would smile or say hi to me when we meet again at that office. :)

Star Blogger Award from Chikai

I am so happy from this Star Blogger award I received from Chikai. Thank you so much for this award and I feel like a star! :) This is the first time I received such award and it means a lot to me. I want to pass this award back to Chikai, who was so kind to share her blessings to me.

I also want to share this award to the following:
* Charles - for the support and help he has given me. I wish could maintain a blog like what he has. Mine are all personal and just about anything in my life while he tackles more serious and informative matters.
* Emmyrose - I am inspired by the things she shares on her blog and her strength in dealing with her sickness which she continues battle and her will to survive and make the most out of life.
* Angie, Haze & AnaPS - for their help in one way or another along the way in my blogging world.

Mexico Vacation

My sister and I were looking at the Friendster photos of one of her schoolmate who is now based in the U.S. and went to Mexico. I just wish someday I can go to a Mexico Vacation with my hubby as we both love to travel if we have the chance and opportunity. It would be nice to have a second honeymoon.

There are Karisma Hotels which are nice beach resort in Riviera Maya in Mexico. Most of their guests in their resort are lovebirds and honeymooners. They are known for their destination weddings and they offer special packages for those who are going there to celebrate their wedding anniversaries. Some of their resorts are said to be for adults only so that they can make sure to their guests that they can really have a peaceful yet blissful and romantic vacation. I am already imagining in my mind staying there in their secluded nooks, hammocks where you can stay all afternoon while you enjoy watching the sunset together. I would love to have a very relaxing massage and try out this service from them.

For foodies like us, they serve Mexican, Seafoods, Asian and Italian food which they guarantee to give guests a very unique and high quality dining experience that would make you so impressed with their "Gourmet-Inclusive" cuisine from their expert chefs which they offer at their three restaurants namely: Arrecifes, La Carreta and Klay Taray. Also for those wanting to have a stress-free vacation visit Azul Blue in Riviera Maya which is said to be a vacation sanctuary for the guests coming there. Oh my I want to go there and have a new and romantic vacation and take time away from a stressful life.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Signing Off

It's late Sunday night here and my sis with kids had finally gone home. If not for the warning from a loud thunder that it is going to rain hard, my sis would not go home still. We had so much fun. The kids had a great time and CT had fun because his Kuya Nino, my sis Len's son, played with him while he was in his walker. CT was screaming and laughing at the same time then moving to and away so fast from Nino. I just told the nanny to control it because he might not be able to sleep easily and immediately at night when he had so much fun during the day. There was a time when he was already really sleepy but he couldn't after such a fun but tiring day with his cousins. It made CT restless and he could not sleep right away as if he still wanted to stay awake. He was half crying, smiling and trying to stay awake. We'll for now CT is already asleep in his crib and there is silence in the house. Another fun day with my siblings' kids. My brother and his family went home last night and only my nephew Nino and my eldest sis Fe's kids stayed overnight as we went to church together this morning. So for now I'm signing off. See you tomorrow. Hope you had a great weekend as well. Good night! :)

Friendship Award from Yen

It was really a nice surprise that I was given this award by Mommy Yen! Thank you so much too sis for the friendship I found in you. Her home is one of those I love to visit. I come to know her more through some things I learn about her in the memes that we both join. She is actually giving birth in a few days and am so excited for her lil peanut to come out to the world. Take care always mommy Yen and see you around! I will treasure the friendship I found in you. I am inspired to learn digiscrapping for I love the LOs I see in her home when I do visit her. I just hope I find time to do just that.

On my part I want to pass this on also to those who have been a friend to me in the blogging world. If ever someone feels or thinks she was missed out, please let me know. So I say thank you to Yen, Chikai, Angie, Haze, AnaPS, Lutchi, Emmyrose, Irel, Julai, JennyL, Thet, Shabem, Sweetie, Norm, Race, Trinity, Nita, Anne, Joyce, Rose, Annie, Garf, Wilson, Darlene and Charles!

Mommy's Birthday Cake

Well mommy here is your birthday cake! We were not able to take photos of mommy with the cake last night until now that it is only a slice is actually left from it. It is one of my favorite cakes - choco moist cake from Joniel's. She was not home yet last night when the grandchildren were still more behave and not so messy. She was busy last night preparing for the mass at the church this morning. It is the first mass since the groundbreaking of the church and after the roof was installed.

Homes For Sale

The sis of my friend Christine is planning to move to another place from Boston, MA and would like to buy a house where she will be moving. I told her that if her sis moves to Las Vegas there are Las Vegas homes for sale and she can check out their site to know about updates and the latest real estate news and information. She can do her search for a new home there given their experience for the past 17 years, they can also serve and assist her in buying her future home in Las Vegas and southern Nevada.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

CT's Visit to the Doctor

During this morning's visit to the doctor for his scheduled vaccination, CT was weighed and he is heavier now at 10.1 kgs. But at least he did not gain weight that fast anymore unlike before which is really fast. We have somehow controlled his weight. Also the doctor has advised us that he can now eat table food and we joked that CT can now mess up the dining table. :) I have seen a lot of babies who are now eating and it can't be helped that the table really becomes messy when they eat. It is understandable of course.

Our next schedule of vaccination will be two months from now. That's quite a long gap. That will give us a breathing space from CT's expensive vaccinations but I think it's worth it as it is for CT's protection to his health. We were told that he will still have about 6 vaccines to go through but it won't be that close as in once a month I think. I just hope so that it would not be as expensive as the one we had this morning. Good thing we were given a P500 discount. Hope we can get another discount next time. Hehehe it's like patronage refund hahaha. :)

Friday's Feast

Appetizer
Which snack do you like to get when you go to the movies?
>>> When my hubby and I usually go to the movies, I like to buy Space Burger or Space Cheese Burger and bring some Nova. My hubby usually orders the same thing and we just go for mineral water.

Soup
What year did you start using the internet?
>>> Is started using the internet in the 1990's until now and I think more now as I enjoy blogging more and meeting new friends and acquaintances online.

Salad
What is your first name in Pig Latin? (Here’s how to speak it if you don’t already know!)

>>> ereTay :)

Main Course
Name something you are picky about.
>>> I am picky when it comes to eating vegetables. Guilty but I am really picky when it comes to that and my mommy hates it. :)

Dessert
Fill in the blanks: I ____ ____ yesterday and I ____ ____ today.

>>> I lived life yesterday and I enjoy life today.

Happy Friday's Feast!

CT's Schedule for Vaccination

It is Saturday once again and we are scheduled for to visit my baby’s doctor today for CT’s vaccination. I hope CT will not have any effects from this vaccination as there were times before when he would experience rashes a few hours or day after. He never had fever unlike other babies who have their vaccinations in health centers. I am not against vaccinations given by health centers. In fact I would have wanted to have CT’s vaccination from the health center. But I am afraid that he will have fever for I heard a lot of parents telling me that their babies have fever afterwards and sometime it will last for a few days sometimes 5 days. I do not want CT to experience that so we sacrifice in paying for a much higher price with our private doctor. Actually it had been a usual joke between us and our doctor when CT has his shots that we will be the ones who will have “fever” from the high cost of the vaccines. It eats up most of our savings but we have CT’s best interest in mind. Come to think of it we work to earn in order to provide the best as much as possible for CT. I have to go for we will be leaving in awhile. The doctor’s clinic today is until 12nn only and it’s already 11am.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Sunday Mass at our Church

The mass every Sunday in our subdivision will now be held starting November 11, 2007 at the church site, which is just a few meters away from house. Hopefully we will not be late anymore. The workers who are constructing our church, the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish are doing overtime.

In the past week, the roof has been installed, the temporary fence around the block where it is located has been removed and the area around the church was cleared and those passing by could already see it. This morning I saw my dad helping clean the area as the grounds are not yet cemented. He even asked me to help and I was on my way then to work. I had to say pass maybe next time when I do not have work.

Already Senior Citizens

We are going to get together this weekend to have a belated celebration for my mom's birthday. My mommy is already a senior citizen, as she has turned 60 a few years ago, just like my daddy and she just makes fun about it. I was asking myself what I would be when I reach 60. That is if I do reach that age. But for sure I want to be able to live longer so that I can continue to take care of my own family especially CT and my hubby. I want to see CT grow up, finish school/graduate, have a work and have a family of his own as I also want to reach that stage where I become a grandparent just like my parents and be a senior citizen.

I remember my former boss telling me that she does not want to grow that old and if I remember it right she told me too that in their family where she is the youngest child, there is a tendency that when they reach 69 years old someone passes away. She was kidding me that she might not reach that stage of being a senior citizen when she was admitted to the hospital a few months ago because of high blood and other complications. I think too that loneliness and being alone in the house with only the house helper there with her, it really has a negative effect on her well-being just like most elderly or senior citizens. I think that they must still do some productive work or daily activities which I think will help boost their health and morale as well. I would not like to be at their shoes and somehow be treated like I'm some liability to the family or community. That should never be the case for any senior citizen out there.

Christmas Decors

It's Friday once again and another work week will end. I plan to go around for awhile at the mall today to look for Christmas decors. We still have not decorated the house except for the Christmas lights outside the front window of our house which we did not remove since last Christmas. I think some of the lights were already there a few Christmas back. So I'm planning to check out the mall for some nice Christmas decors they have and if I like anything then I might buy some or just one for today until the coming payday where they will probably have a sale. Hmmmm last night there were already a lot of houses and establishments that have put on Christmas lights already. I think the Philippines has the longest Christmas season in the world. Our neighbor started decorating on Nov.01 - All Saint's Day and can't wait probably. Hope I can find great finds.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Another Starbucks Photo

Just can't get enough of our visit to Starbucks... since they do not allow picture taking inside (grabe!!!) the store premises, they allowed us to get a photo outside but the kind guard who took this photo is a very good photographer hahaha, still he did not include the Starbucks name written on top of the store. Oh my the only proof in this photo that this is Starbucks is their logo in background. I'm carrying the paper bag with our Starbucks Cebu City Mug Collection as our souvenir. :)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

A view of the clouds below us from the plane we were riding going to Cebu from Davao City. Sometimes I wish I can touch these clouds by my bare hands and I wonder if I would ever feel something with my hands. Have you tried touching a cloud and have you come really close to it? I think that is one thing I should try to experience one day. When we were young and even until now, when we look at the clouds, we would always look for something that would somehow take the shape of something. I usually see cloud forming like a dog or dragon or just about anything you want to imagine. Happy WW everyone!!!

Cheap Hotels

If you love to travel, it is important that you get to know the cheap hotels with the lowest price guaranteed in the place you are going to. It will save you money and you can allocate it to your shopping budget instead. If I can travel abroad check in france hotels while I would love to explore and see the following places in Paris, France like...
Eiffel Tower at dusk with the fountains in the foreground

the Louvre: the Pyramid in Paris, France
I would love to experience their paris hotels and try out their Paris Canals and Seine River Cruise which will allow you to experience the luxury of the Seine along with the quiet bliss of going through the Napoleon's canals.

There are a lot of nice hotels where you could choose to stay in while you tour around and see the wineries and the museums like the Louvre Museum, the world's largest museum and a one-time royal palace, which was featured in the movie Da Vinci Code.

The Driver

The driver of the jeep I was riding going home last night was probably upset over something because probably he only earned so little yesterday. I was really irritated coz he kept picking up a handful of his coins and somehow slamming them back to his metal coin box. He kept doing it a few times and I was seated in the front passenger seat so I could clearly hear that irritating noise he was making with his coins. I was tempted to tell him that it might bring him bad luck or I was about to suggest that if he does not like those coins then he can give them to me coz I would happily take them though I never really get to say that. So I kept looking at him and he just looks lost to me or I was thinking was he just trying to provoke me or what. After a rather busy and tiring day at work, I want some quiet and silence then unfortunately I rode in his jeep. It was stressful enough to endure traffic and the air pollution everyday going to and from work, then you meet a driver like him. If I could only say to him earlier, "What's wrong with you???" Ahhhhh! :-)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tagged by Yen

I was tagged by Mommy Yen so here are my answers to the questions:

1.Are you good at hiding your feelings?

>>> Not really especially if I am upset or worried over something I think it would really show on my face. Much more when I'm depressed when I have my period, I easily cry over anything sentimental I can think of or when I am hurt.

2. How can we tell that you’re already irritated?
>>> My face would show it .

3. How do you treat the person that obviously doesn’t like you?
>>> Be civil and avoid crossing paths with that person unless necessary.

4. What usually ruins your mood?
>>> Stupidity (though I become stupid sometimes too), hunger and PMS :)

5. Who do you see everyday that you wish you just wouldn’t at all?
>>> No one that I can think of now.

6. When was the last time that you had a good cry?
>>> Last Friday I poured out to my hubby something that I have been feeling about someone. I was glad he respects my opinion and is there to comfort me.

7. How often do you shop for clothes?
>>> Since I became a mommy I mean when after giving birth, I don't think I have shopped for any clothes for myself but I shop for CT's clothes when we feel that he has outgrown them.

8. Who’s your long-time crush?
>>> Aga Mulach and Brad Pitt (ssshhhh my hubby doesn't know about Brad!!!)

9. Someone you just had a crush on?
>>> uhmmm no one that I can think of.

10 . Do you have something that you wish you just don’t?
>>> Can I say my flabs and my stretch marks in my tummy? :)

11. Do you sometimes crave for something that isn’t there?
>>> Ice cream, chocolate moist cake, durian coffee and lots of chocolates :)

12 . Do you wish to live in a faraway land where nobody knows you?
>>> No and not yet and hopefully never. :)

13. Have you kissed a total stranger?
>>> Nope! :)

14. What do you want to do at this moment?
>>> Eat ice cream, chocolate moist cake, and lots of chocolates also drink durian coffee :)

15 . The worst feeling?
>>> Pain and so much pain!

16. How about the best?
>>> The feeling of being a complete woman when I held CT for the very first time around my arms and we are both the only ones there in the breastfeeding section in the nursery when he was I think two days old. I can't explain the very, very, very nice feeling that I felt at those precious moments in my entire life! All worries whatsoever were forgotten and it was just pure bliss and joy that I felt. I wish my hubby was allowed to come in there at that time but they would not do so.

17. Ever given your number to someone you dislike?
>>> Not yet.

18. What will you say to the one reading this right now?
>>> Snag this tag and answer the questions too. :)

19. What/Who do you need right now?
>>> Dinner hahaha so here I am again stuck to blogging... lol :)

20 . Happy with your life?
>>> Yes I am happy now that my family is okay and happy with my hubby and I both have work and I enjoy blogging as it is a chance to meet people all over who I never thought of meeting or knowing.

Well I'm tagging Ana, Angie, Genny, Irel, Grace, Julai, Lutchi and Nora.