Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wordless Wednesday (1)

At last we were able to visit the real and famous tourist spot in Cebu, the Philippine Taoist Temple. The first time I was in Cebu January 2006, the driver who was also our guide led us to the wrong temple in the lower part of Cebu's Beverly Hills. Fortunately this time we were able to get there even for a short time just to take souvenir photos with my hubby, our baby CT and my parents-in-law.

Happy Halloween

My hubby took this photo of our son CT when we were at the NCCC Mall last weekend. We were looking for a costume for CT but most of them were too big for him yet. We wanted to join in the malls Trick or Treats so that CT will enjoy his first Halloween. Last year when I was still pregnant with CT, we were at SM and really enjoyed looking at kids even babies dressed up for the trick or treat and going around the stores in the mall who were giving out candies and other goodies. I really saw that the kids were having a great time so my hubby and I thought that we will let CT join in this time. However I do not know yet as of now when they will be doing their trick or treat. If it happens today, oh no unfortunately I still have work.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Coffee Mug from Starbucks Cebu


So here it is the Starbucks coffee mug that costs us P425.00! Good thing my officemates were not there coz they would probably laugh that I got crazy again buying that mug for such a price. I guess that is the price you pay for buying a mug from a branded coffee shop. Well I can say I will just charge it to experience. I am not really such a big fan yet of the coffee of Starbucks which I think is much more expensive compared to the other coffee shops I have been to. But I like collecting items from their shop since there is still no Starbucks here in Davao.

Starbucks Cebu

It was really my plan to visit Starbucks in Cebu near Ayala mall and even just buy a souvenir mug which costs a lot. Luckily even with really little time to go around Cebu before we left for Dumaguete the next day then, my hubby accompanied me to Starbucks while we left CT with my in-laws in Ayala for awhile. We took this photo for my souvenir but one of the staff approached us that it is not allowed within the store premises. Really? I was thinking, do they not want free publicity of their store? Among all the coffee shops I have been to in Manila, Davao and Cebu, it is only Starbucks Cebu that told us this. Maybe they are afraid that the store interiors will be copied by other competitors, is that it? Probably! I was a little bit disappointed but that still did not stop me from buying a souvenir mug (NO that is not the one I'm holding here) from Starbucks with the name Cebu in it. They allowed us though to take a photo outside in front of the store but the guard who took the photo did not include the name/signage of Starbucks on top of the store. Hmmm, whatever but I was happy to buy the mug that cost us P425.00 which I will post a photo next time! My former officemates would find that price ridiculous and unreasonable. :)

Silliman University

I just wanna share some photos of Silliman University in Dumaguete City while we are in our last day of our vacation where we attended the wedding of my hubby's first degree cousin En-en last October 20, 2007. This is my first time in Dumaguete City.

A little bit of Silliman University's history.

Silliman University is a Christian institution of higher education located in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. It was the first Protestant school founded in the Philippines. The university holds the distinction of being one of the 30 private higher education institutions in the Philippines that have been granted autonomy by the Commission on Higher Education, and is ranked fourth among Philippine universities based on number of Centers of Excellence and Development. Silliman University was founded on August 28, 1901, making it the oldest American university in Asia. Originally named Silliman Institute, an elementary school, it was established by Protestant missionaries of the Presbyterian Church in the United States and started through a gift from Dr. Horace Brinsmade Silliman, a retired businessman and philanthropist from Cohoes, New York. He was an active layman in the Presbyterian Church. The school was thus named after him.
Portals of Silliman

Silliman University Church

The Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium

Silliman University Main Library

Monday, October 29, 2007

Nachos

Just wanna share what I ate during the bloggers fellowship night at Casa Habana. They served yummy sausages courtesy of Swiss Deli which was a major sponsor of the said event. Hmmm I liked the nachos and would love to go back and eat more but was quite shy to go back again and again. Hahaha talk about not eating rice for dinner coz there was no rice there but just pica-pica. Anyway, I enjoyed the food! :)


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Google PageRank 3!

Yes I am so happy that Google PageRank 3 has been given to this first blog of mine - Tere's World! Last night while I was still on my way home from the Davao Trade Expo Exhibit, my hubby Charles texted me about it and I cannot wait to actually see it myself! Imagine from PageRank 0 to PageRank 3! I hope I can get more opportunities but PPP still has not updated my blog rank. Hope they will do so soon!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

1st Mindanao Bloggers Summit

The 1st Mindanao Bloggers Summit with a theme Blogging for Culture, Identity and Understanding was held today at the 4th Floor of NCCC Mall, Maa, Davao City. I am happy that my hubby and I were able to attend it and at the same time I am also happy because I met for first time in person, Cherry Rose more known as Chikai, who introduced me to paid blogging. She went there with Odi who is the wife of her cousin Reginald (if I am not mistaken). I was quite surprised that Chikai lives nearby our place for I was thinking until this morning that she lives and is based in General Santos City.

I am sharing below the photo my hubby Charles took of me, Chikai and Odi before the summit started this morning. I actually went in and out of the summit coz our company had a exhibit booth in the ongoing Davao Trade Expo (DATE 2007) which is also being held at the 4th Floor of NCCC Mall. We had a speaking slot this morning which I had to attend to.
My hubby and I also went to the Bloggers fellowship night at Casa Habana, Rizal Street, Davao City after the summit. Both activities were fun to be part of! I look forward to the next Summit next year.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tagged by Yen

Tagging time again :) I got one from my friend mommy Yen ;)

What’s your favorite color?
>>> Pink and blue ;)

What’s your favorite quote?
>>> Live and let live! ;)

Favorite television show?
>>> Lost, Prison Break (the new season though is quite different and somehow I am not that eager to watch it anymore ;) ), Grey’s Anatomy, Las Vegas, CSI, Oprah and starting to follow on Heroes. ;)

What part of the chicken in your favorite?
>>> Breast or thigh ;)

When you get a cold or the flu are you tough or a big baby?
>>> I’m a tough one but sometimes I also want my hubby to baby me so I will feel better faster. ;)

Are you more serious or a big dork?
>>> Mostly serious! ;)

Use one word to describe how you are feeling right now.
>>> Happy (but tired from our vacation and I think I need another vacation.) ;)

Name your worst habit.
>>> Making a speech to mu hubby.;)

Name a book that you could read over and over again.
>>> The Purpose Driven Life ;)

Are you a collector of anything?
>>> Mugs (especially from coffee shops, etc.), stamps, coins/bills (different currencies) ;)

What’s one of your favorite blogs to read?
>>> Hmmm NiervaDotCom hehehe ;)

Name one thing you are passionate about.
>>> Blogging and spending time with my hubby and baby CT!
;)

Well now I am tagging Emmy, Lutch, Ted, Rose and Angie. Have a great week !
;)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tagged Twice

I got tagged by Emma and Garf. I am happy to receive it. Thanks to both of you! :)

LONGEST RELATIONSHIP?
>>> my hubby Charles - we celebrated 5 years last September 01 and two years happily married last October 01. :)

LAST GIFT YOU RECEIVED?
>>> a black bag from my sis in UK :)

EVER DROPPED A CELL PHONE?
>>> a few times already :)

THING(S) YOU SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON?
>>> Spend a lot of money on food and for the needs of our baby CT especially for his immunizations which really cost a lot coz it is not from the health center though we think it's better because he never got any fever:)

LAST FOOD YOU ATE?
>>> My dinner last night rice, vegetables and butter peanut bar for dessert which I bought from the guy who comes to in the office to sell it:)

ONE FAVORITE SONG?
>>> One of my favorite songs is At The Beginning by Richard Marx. :)

LAST WEDDING YOU ATTENDED:
>>> My brother-in-law's wedding only last August.

LAST TIME YOU SAW YOUR BEST FRIEND:
>>> Today - my hubby :)

WHERE 'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT WITH FRIENDS?
>>> Pizza Hut... yummy food :)

CAN YOU COOK?
>>> Not really :)

CAN YOU BAKE?
>>> I think so. :)

LAST TIME YOU CRIED?:
>>> A few weeks ago I think :)

LIKE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF:
>>> Hahaha... let me think about that :)

HATE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF?
*** MY being moody especially when I have my period and when I am really hungry. :)

CAN YOU SING?
>>> Yes I think so but not that good. :)

DO YOU DRINK? >>> Alcohol or anything... Never and I do not like it... never like the taste... sorry. :)

PANCAKES OR FRENCH TOAST?
>>> I like both. :)

DO YOU LIKE COFFEE?
>>> Yup, I am a coffee lover. :)

LAST PERSON ON YOUR MISSED CALL LIST?:
>>> someone form our main office.

WHAT WAS THE LAST TEXT MESSAGE YOU RECEIVED?:
>>> "OK. Cu there."

CAN YOU PLAY POOL?
>>> No I don't know how to play it. :)

CAN YOU SWIM?
>>> I enrolled in a class a few years ago. I dunno if I can still swim.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM?: Chocolate, coffee crumble, brazo de mercedes, and a lot more... lahat favorite. :)

WHAT TIME DID YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING?
>>> 6:00 AM I heard CT shouting a little in the living room with my sis and nanny.

WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND?
>>> Blog... spent time with my family. We also bought CT a new and lighter stroller which we will bring to our travel on Thursday. :)

ARE YOU SMILING?:
>>> Yup! :)

DO YOU MISS SOMEONE RIGHT NOW?
>>> I miss my sis working abroad. :)

DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?:
>>> No more. :)

DO YOU HAVE A SISTER?
>>> Yes, I have 4 sisters.

ARE YOU IN LOVE?:
>>> Very much in love with my hubby. :)

DO YOU WISH YOU COULD SEE ANYONE PARTICULAR RIGHT NOW?
>>> My brother in the hospital.

WHO ARE YOU OF THINKING RIGHT NOW?
>>>
My brother in the hospital and my daddy who is there watching for him.

WHAT WERE YOU DOING 10 MINUTES AGO?
>>> Taking a bath. I have to go to work right now actually. :)

IF YOU WERE A COLOR, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
>>> PINK :)

IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW, WHERE?
>>> Visit my brother in the hospital.

WHAT MOVIE CAN YOU WATCH OVER AND OVER?
>>> Titanic. hahaha :)

FOOD YOU'RE CRAVING FOR RIGHT THIS MIN UTE?
>>> any food coz I am already hungry.

NAME 5 PERSONS WHO'S NAME STARTS WITH THE LETTER "K"?
>>> Kris, Kathy, Katherine, Kyla and Kim.

WHERE'S THE BEST PLACE TO EAT ICE CREAM?
>>> Ice cream store... toink :)

WHO IS YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?
>>> Used to be Aga Mulach. :)

SONG LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
>>> None :)

WHERE DID YOU HAVE YOUR LAST VACATION?
>>> Cebu & Bohol with my hubby almost two years ago. :) We will be having our short vacation on Thursday to Ceb, our first time with our son CT.

ARE YOU ONLINE?
>>> Yup!

WHO DID YOU CHAT WITH TODAY?
>>> Officemates :)

ONE THING TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
>>> Spend as many happy moments with my family as possible. :)

ARE YOU BORED?
>>> Not bored but more of tired from a busy day at work since I am going to be on leave already tomorrow so I have to finish some tasks at least before leaving.

Now I am going to pass this to Thet, Emmyrose, Lutchi, Julai and Haze. Happy Tuesday! :)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Tuesday Twosome (3)

"Makes me think of fall..."

Two fruits and/or vegetables that you identify with fall:

...Apples and Pumpkins...

Two colors that you identify with fall:

...Orange and Brown...

Two events that you identify with fall:

...Halloween and Thanksgiving...

Two adjective that describe fall:

...Cool and Lovely...

Two favorite things/activities that you identify with fall:

...Trick or treating and leaves changing colors/falling down the trees...

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Photo Hunt - Curvy

Theme : CURVY

This is my entry for this week's PhotoHunt theme - CURVY. Just had this a taste of this Yellow Hauz specialty - PhotoCoffee this evening from this curvy glass which somehow adds up to the nice presentation and feeling of drinking this delicious cold coffee blend. Though I think the curves of this glass means I get less amount of the delicious coffee. The mug I use for coffee is big and straight so I can make and drink more coffee as I am a coffee lover myself.

On the other hand, when you order that coffee you get a photo taken there solo, with a friend or with your group of friends and that photo is posted in the "Wall of Fame" inside the coffee shop plus in their website at Multiply.com.

Tagged!

This Tag is came from Genny and thanks so much sis for this tag.

Start Tag

This is based on the SEO theory that links to posts inside your blog are more important than links to your home page.

I have selected 3 posts I want to promote along with my site’s name. You will do the same thing.Keep it simple and spread our good work around to both share and build some ratings!

Pick 3 posts that you feel are your best or those you simply want to promote. Your site name is listed with your 3 selected posts beneath.Once you have your post up: Add the sites and post links of the folks you tagged onto your post.

Add the site and post links to anyone involved to maximize the effectiveness.Tag a minimum of 5 people!

Try your best not to double tag people so it will spread better! Please actually read the posts from everyone so you can see some really good work from our beloved blogging friends! Make your title a little different from mine to avoid repetitive titles. Please try maintain some friendly updates to your post too.


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Revellian dot com SEO Keywords For Beginners Content: The Kings Illegitimate Stepchild Tales of Blogger-X Illusion
Mariuca - Wishing On A Falling Star Love In Disarray In Love With A Dream The Good Client
Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery Perfume Shopping Spree Defining Beauty In Full Splendour
First Time Dad Homer Kidnapped Something Ends Good Night Sweetheart! Hello Basil!
Speedcat Hollydale Page Rocket Boy in Hawaii - DC9 Speedcat's Death Ride into Terror! The Boy Inside All Men
LadyJava's Lounge Are you a Genius?? The secret to a happy marriage I've got a twitch in my eye
Cat Tales Sunday was Bathday Someone got locked in! When she's sleeping....
Being Woman - The Joy of Being One A Handbag Lunatic A Real Deal What makes you fat?
Make Money Online Share Uploaded Files and Earn Fight Back against computer-security threats Earn Money 3 Ways with Shareapic Program
Rooms of My Heart Let's Celebrate with Us Join Tribute to Dads Project 8 things that make who I am now

Moneys online what is stumble upon?what is service? How to make trafiic??? What is SEO???
Emila’s Illustrated Blog Green Fashion Captain
Amel's Realm In Memoriam On Trust and Relationship Marriage Review
Dutchcorner The Key Cellphones It's all in the ears
R Playground Friends101 Shy Blogger Soul Music
Comedy Plus 911 Tribute - Never Forget Hillary Goes To Montana Anger Management
Pixyflick - Design & Geek Blogmas - Malaysia Free Wordpress Blog Service Maxtor Portable HDD made simple Wanna buy a Sony Vaio?
Janice Ng The Loving Brothers I am a Gangster head !! These coke aint for drinking : Part I
Pajama Professional Is Ubuntu For You? Give Yourself Permissions to Be Wealthy 6 Answers That Increase Sales
Choc Mint Girl Failure in Every Success Feel Like Singing? Warm Wishes to Dad
A Great Pleasure It's Award-licious!! My Sweetheart Chloe Three Sweet Ladies & Me
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NAFASG©™ NAFASG Team Recognized As Helium's Top 5% Best Writers Blogspot Tutorial : How to Change Blogspot Layout With Free Templates The Couple’s Golden Key To Reconciliation
Heart of Rachel I Believe in Serendipity Friendship and Dessert Patience, Hope and Faith
Darlene My Life,My World Our Wedding Anniversary MR.Big Heart of Mine Quilted Blankets
Bless Confessions of an Army Wife: What is it Like an Army Wife?, HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUBBY, FRG
Wonderful Things In Life: Warning! Hatred is dangerous to your health, Be a good example, God`s Love
Tere's World: 2nd Wedding Anniversary, I Love You Babes, Picobello Restorante Italiano
Journey in Life: My Desktop Free View, Durian, Fun with Photos
Blessings in Life: Kasalang Filipino 2007 (Davao Leg)
, My Blessings in Life, Cebu Trip - Sinulog 2006

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End of this tag!

I will tag Emmyrose: Dancing With Butterflies, Lutchi: Four Seasons of My Life, Yenny: {Me and Mine}, Angie: The Daily Matters, Carlota: My Daily Sunset, Julai: Around D' World and Grace: An Endless Words of Mine . Have a great time reading. Thanks!

Friday, October 05, 2007

What Classic Movie Am I?

I was tagged by Bless... thanks for the tag sis!!! I was quite surprised but it is true or so I think... so here is my result :)

What Classic Movie Are You?
personality tests by similarminds.com

I think this is quite true. Hehehe! I am really helpful if I can and I can be generous but sometimes too I can also hold back when they step on me even when I try to help them and then they become ungrateful to me or say or do something to destroy or hurt me. I am not really asking or expecting anything when I help. It makes me happy to help. But when these same people I had helped before hurt me then...

Anyway, I am curious to know what the result will be for some of my online friends namely: Joyce, Race, Julai, Sweetie, Anne and Lutchi. So relax and see a movie! :)


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Tagged by Yen

Hi yen! Thanks for the tag... hope you and your baby are fine.

** Start copying now **

Rules:

  1. Write a short paragraph about your visit by the two Genies and include a link to the blog that passed on the Genie Symbol to you.
  2. COPY the Rules and ENTIRE List below and post it on your blog.
  3. List down your wish.
  4. Place your name below the last name on the list and pass on the Genie Symbol to at least 5 other bloggers.
  5. Please put up either one (or both) of the Symbols of the Genies on your blog to show that the Genies have visited your blog:

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The Genie King, the Genie Princess and their trusty Genie Buddy have visited:
  • Mariuca would like to wish for happiness and success.
  • Adrian would like to wish for good health and happiness.
  • Emila would like to wish for happiness and success.
  • Trinity would like to wish good health for Jan’s brother and Yah and Wan and success
  • MPG would like to wish for love and peace
  • Jean would like to wish for stress free work environment and happiness
  • Cbenc12 would like to wish for health, happiness and luck for my family and friends and me too!
  • Paris Beaverbanks would like to wish for more publicity! Hooyah! (taps swollen head)
  • Giddy Tiger would like to wish for longer weekends and never-ending holidays!
  • Shooi would like to wish for peace on earth, love, good health and happiness.
  • Chinnee would like to wish for happiness and good health forever!
  • Hui Sia would like to wish for love, health, wealth and happiness.
  • Chew Lee would like to wish hubby for a successful business venture in Singapore.
  • Jacelyn would like to wish hubby may overcome his business downturn soon.
  • Girlie the hipncoolmomma would like to wish that her cousin Marie will win in the coming barangay elections
  • Krisa wishes that Ate Marie wins this coming barangay election (Goodluck!) and for Ryan and I to find a job soon after we leave the airforce.
  • Francine aka Macherie wishes that hubby would manage to finish his big project before the deadline and good health and happiness for family, loved ones, friends and everyone.
  • Yen in Little Peanut wishes to have a safe delivery with my 2nd child. It will be a couple of months from now. And good health and happiness with my growing family, families back home, friends and relatives!
  • Tere of Blessings in Life would like to wish for continued happiness in her family life, good health and protection always for all members of her families, peace, harmony, being productive in our work always and lots of love from Jun.

Welcome aboard the Magical Flying Carpet for the Ride of your Life!

Alakazam!

***End Copying Here***

I am sending the genies to: Emmyrose, Chikai, Haze, Lutchi and Ana!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Shopping Cart Software

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