Saturday, September 27, 2008

Photo Hunt: View from Davao Baywalk and Park

This is a view from the Davao Baywalk and Park which is my entry to this week's Photo Hunt theme. You can see big waves coming to the shore as the weather was not that good the time we were there. It was so windy then and you can come too close to the so-called David's Edge as the waves are quite strong and big water splashes on the sea wall. We cannot risk getting our D60 wet! :)

My other Photo Hunt entry - View of the Island Garden City of Samal from Sta. Ana Wharf Davao City!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Spike It Up

I was trying out the SB800 flash on our D60 when it crossed my mind to take a shot of our CT with his dad giving him a bath in the bathroom last Saturday morning. When he saw me at the door, he smiled and gave me a pose and I took this shot. Happy WS everyone and enjoy the week ahead!

My other WS entry HERE!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Break Out

It is that time of the month again when I experience break outs in my skin particularly on my face. When I have my monthly thing I am more prone to such break out and I just hope it won't be acne
that I will be seeing in the mirror when I check my face. So far I only have pimples and they are not as many as they used to be when I was still in school. It was probably caused by stress and lack of sleep often when I would stay up late at night to study or sometimes read books and at times watch late night TV then.

But these days it is not as what it was then but I still do have those break out since at this time, I would crave for food such as peanuts that some how causes those break out though not directly responsible. I have to sleep early now to try prevent more break out. It would be a long day for me tomorrow too since hubby will be at work in the afternoon so I hope CT won't stress me out that much. Night everyone! Have a great Sunday!

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Cut the crap :: stupidity, be serious...

  2. Scent :: perfume, cologne, of a woman...

  3. Vanishing :: ghost, magic, disappearing...

  4. Wetness :: diapers, pads...

  5. Cheap :: affordable, lower quality, bulk...

  6. Badges :: police, authorities...

  7. Puppy :: love, little dog, cuddly...

  8. Problem solver :: friend, great help...

  9. Gambling :: fun, waste of money, risky, vice...

  10. Sophia :: Lauren, fave girl name, my friend's daughter...
Better late than never...

A Spider But No Dogs

CT was quite restless this afternoon after lunch and since he won't sleep, I took him out of the apartment to that part where there is a gate connecting to the owner's house. Hubby and I usually bring CT there when he wants to see the dogs which he implies by saying "aww-aww". But the dogd did not come out. Instead we saw a spider jumping down the wall near the gate there and it was Ct who saw it first. His face brightened when he saw one. I just have to pull him away though because he was trying to reach out to the spider.

When we went inside, I told hubby what if we catch one for CT using those spider traps that do not have poison so that we can put one in a container and CT can see the spider up close without necessarily touching it. When we were young my brother used to catch spiders and place them in match boxes just like what other kids in the neighborshood and even in school do then. But somehow I pity those tiny creatures beng placed in those boxes wanting to get themselves free. Maybe in the next few days when hubby got free time and when he is at home then we can do that.

PLDT Downtime

We experienced our first PLDT downtime this morning at around 8:30AM since we transferred to this apartment last week and since our myDSL internet connection was installed Wednesday last week the morning we moved in here.

Good thing it was only for a short time unlike before in my parent's place when a few days since we got internet we experienced hours of no internet connection and it was quite disappointing to wait for forever since the PLDT customer service just told us that they cannot tell when the service will go back. That was all she said. Couldn't it be a better answer to a customer to say that they are doing the best they can to put us online again rather than that very simple answer "I cannot tell you when it will be back." I guess she was probably tired of all the calls she got from other customers who probably got irritated by the long interrupted internet service. I think the internet service at the old place was not yet stable at that time since it was just made available then at our area. But there must have been other reasons coz the next few days then last year there were interrupted internet service by PLDT that lasted for hours. At least here so far so good. But sometimes my internet connection seems slow at times. I dunno why. But better slow than none at all, right? :)

Saturday 9: Would You Take Them Back

1. Think of all your exes. Would you take any of them back?
>> No way. Past is past. And I am happy to be married now. :)

2. What was the first car you drove? What happened to it?
>> Have not driven a car but I drove a jeep (it's a public utility vehicle here in the Phils.) which we used to have and my dad let me drive that one. It was my first time to drive and I was driving it here and there that my dad had to ask me to stop in the middle of the road. I was still in HS or first year college then.

3. What’s the longest amount of time you have driven a car non-stop?
>> Not a car but a PUV and it lasted only a few minutes.

4. Have you ever been stood up on a date? If yes, when?
>> No.

5. What TV network do you watch the most?
>> ABS-CBN here in the Philippines - obviously a "Kapamilya".

6. Pick out a song you like that has special meaning to you. Share with us what song is it, and what’s the meaning to you.
>> The First Time I Loved Forever by Melanie Safka. It was my wedding march song and I like the message of the song and indeed a beautiful wedding song.

7. Who was your first celebrity crush on?
>> Aga Mulach, a Filipino actor.

8. What is your favorite romantic comedy movie?
>> You've Got Mail.

9. It has been said, "First Loves Are Never Over." Is this true for you?
>> If it refers to first romantic love then I say it does not apply to me. But there are other first loves on other things that this saying may apply on.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Little Plants

For the Thursday Challenge though I am a little late, here are the little PLANTS that grow in my parents backyard. They are often the background of our macro shots of insects and other critters that we see land on top of them. These plants help somehow when the backyard gets a little flooded when it rains to hard.

Now I am off to look for Harley parts which I promised hubby who was helping a friend from the company he works for who was fond of big bikes. Have a great weekend!

The Sink

We moved in last week in an apartment own by a blogger friend's family. The kitchen sink is bigger than what we had in the house. I wanted though to do some washing in the sink in the so-called utility room. If I can have my way, I would have wanted to replace it with a new one just like one of those Moen kitchen sinks so I can do the washing of dishes and washing CT's clothes which I plan to do everyday so they won't accumulate much and makes things easier for me rather than washing all our clothes altogether which takes a long time. So that sink if changed will allow me a more convenient place to wash rather than the one in the kitchen inside the apartment.

Fill-in Time

1. There is no need to worry when you trust in God's divine providence.

2. Where in the heck did the opps go?

3. Pray for more opps is all I managed to do.

4. Prospects for another blog in the making.

5. Do not be idle and work hard is the message.

6. Simplicity and tranquility are two of the best things in life that are free and will make us happy.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to checking on those term life insurance quotes my sis was asking me about, tomorrow my plans include cleaning up some stuff in the cabinet and Sunday, I want to hear mass in the church nearby as last Sunday we went to another church farther away to fetch the priest who blessed our new home!

Have a great day and enjoy the weekend ahead!

Movie Time

I missed having our movie time every Wednesday which we have not done since a few months ago when we will go to our favorite cinema in the mall in our city. But that mall is far from us now and it would take us three rides plus the traffic so in the past few weeks we have contented ourselves with watching movies at home instead. Hubby got copies of some of the latest movies and we would try to watch them when we got free time. I wanted to get one of those home theater sconces which I saw yesterday as I was hopping in the internet.

It looks cool and would give our living room a subtle amount of light plus the elegance of the powder coated finish will give a rich look to your room. On the other hand I would like to use in CT's room for decor and lighting at night as well.

Sky Watch

My Sky Watch entry here was taken while we were still at my parent's home. I get a better and larger view of the sky there when I get out of our front door than in our new apartment where we just moved in last week. I missed that home and my parents too as well as the sky watching I used to do there especially in the morning and late afternoon. Happy Sky Watch everyone! Have a great weekend ahead too!

Take 5

5 things you’ve forgotten recently:
  • Take my medicine on time - twice.
  • Visit my dentist.
  • But fruits for us to eat here.
  • Throw some things we do not need anymore.
  • Call my friend.
5 interesting things you’ve read lately, (they can be online or off):
  • Charice Pempengco, a young Filipina singer who was invited by Celine Dion in her concert tour in Madison Square Garden.
  • The rollback in gasoline price in the country continues but the fare rates never ever roll back.
  • Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.
  • Film producers of Fifty Dean Men Walking got upset with Rose McGowan's comment.
  • Ateneo vs La Salle in 2008 UAAP Finals.
5 things that have annoyed you recently:
  • Burnt dried fish.
  • Politicians fighting over their own interests.
  • Prices going up.
  • Gloomy weather.
  • No nanny still.
5 new foods you’ve tried:
  • pre-packed mixed vegetables which we cooked on our own for the first time.
  • homemade cheesecake sold at a doctor's clinic.
  • eggplant mixed with soy sauce and sugar added, cooked by my very own hubby.
  • pancake sold on the street.
  • chili peanuts that are not pre-packed sold in a peanut stall in the mall.
5 random things:
  • just moved in last week in our new home - an apartment.
  • looking for a new blogger template for one of my blogs.
  • I have tasks to do including checking on these horse supplements.
  • craving for peanuts and banana.
  • my sleepy mood days are here again.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Electrical Engineering Board Exam Results for September 2008

The results of the Philippine PRC September 2008 Electrical Engineering Board Exam has been release by the Professional Regulation Commission. A total of 1,317 out of 3,552 passed the Licensure Examination given by the Board of Electrical Engineering.

I just want to congratulate the new electrical engineers who passed the exam that was given this month. The complete list can be seen at this link September 2008 Electrical Engineering Board Exam Results. For the top 10 list, you can also refer to the above link.

Congratulations again to all who passed.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Job Search

A friend of mine is looking for a job and she is particularly into IT job search. I told her there are a lot of IT jobs that she can search online. There is one of the many which I found that even has career related resources aside from the job postings for IT and also engineering professionals. There are also job search tips where experts share their tips and secrets when it comes to hunting for a job in IT. Well I hope my friend gets the job she really wants in a company that would be a venue for career development and growth. It is hard to stay in a job where you feel it is all routine and where you feel you are not growing and makes you feel dumb. Anyway I gotta go as my CT is searching for me which reminds me of my nanny search too.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Another Manic Monday

What's worse, physical or mental cheating? Why?
>> Both can be but it somehow depends on how much cheating has been done and up to what level.

Do you think men and women can be just friends? Why or why not?
>> Yes I think so. There are platonic relationships that can exist between men and women.

How do you feel about dating co-workers?
>> I have no co-workers for months now since I am a stay at home mom now. But if I was working, I think it would be inappropriate to date co-workers since I am already married. It would totally be unfair for my hubby.

WS: Davao City Vice Mayor Sara Duterte

This photo was taken a few Sundays ago during the Kadayawan Festival 2008 Indak-indak sa Kadalanan (Street Dancing competition) which was held at the Rizal Park and in the stage area we saw our Davao City Vice Mayor Sara Duterte seated with the Hiyas ng Kadayawan 2008 winners (right) and some important guests.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2


After quite sometime, I was able to watch a little of Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 last night. I am quite surprised Bugoy is still there. I remember my niece once told me that Bugoy might have left the academy since she saw him sing at ASAP. But I guess that was just a guesting. I did not see Sen though which made me think that maybe he has left the academy already. Last night, Cris came to the bar where she used to perform and it was obvious she was happy to be back there. My viewing was cut short as i have to put off the TV and let CT sleep.

Fill-in Time

1. I enjoy spending my time with CT and hubby bonding as much as we can these days especially that we have a place of our own.

2. How to manage my growing number of blogs is something I wonder about often lately.

3. In your heart, you knew my CT and hubby love me much.

4. Take 3 scoops of your fave flavor of ice cream and banana split into two, add a little chopped peanuts and you end up with a banana split.

5. Life has gifted me with a loving family in CT and hubby.

6. Going to the mall alone is an instant vacation. :)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to going out to the mall with CT and hubby, tomorrow my plans include washing clothes and Sunday, I want to attend the first mass we will be attending in the nearby church here which is just walking distance!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sky Watch

This shot of the sky for of my entry for another Sky Watch Friday was taken one lazy afternoon while I was trying to remember where I placed the xbox 360 that my nephew was playing awhile ago before this shot was taken. Since I cannot find it I went out carrying our D60 with me and I looked up and saw these clouds which looked like a group of different going somewhere. Well that is what one boring afternoon can do to your imagination. Imagination that can go wild with whatever one sees such as with these clouds on one hot sunny afternoon. Have a great weekend ahead every one!

Take a Break

We still have some things not yet in their place here in our new home. Yet I need to take a break. So I took some time to blog and be able to take my feet off the ground as yesterday both hubby and I were complaining that our feet hurt and a very good foot massage will be greatly appreciated. We have been standing, walking and doing other stuff the whole day yesterday and days before that as we were still packing our things and other stuff at home. I wanna take a quick trip out of the country if given the chance just like having a Las Vegas travel would be nice and see the place with so much lights and night life. I remember knowing someone who is now based in Las Vegas. But I think yet am not sure though if she has moved to another state as I heard rumors that she was going to live with her aunt in another state. Anyway I have to go and look for my Sky Watch phot entry. Then I have to take a break from blogging and sleep to have my energy back for another day tomorrow.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Moving On

My sis called a few days ago and we were able to talk for awhile. She has long told me of her plans to move and transfer working from UK to the US. Two of her close friends and former co-workers in the hospital here have went to the US a few years ago. She is processing her papers still and looking for a work place she can transfer. I remember a new friend hubby and I met a few months ago worked in Chicago as a nurse. I wonder if he can help my sis in finding nursing jobs in Chicago. A former schoolmate of mine is in Chicago too but I cannot contact her anymore. She probably moved to another place in the US. Her sis is a nurse in the US and maybe we are hoping that they can help my sis. Her sis and mine were schoolmate in the nursing school here. I just hope my sister's plan to move on to the US will come true in the near future.

Sky Watch

Time for another Sky Watch! Have a great weekend every one!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Breathless

Busy as always and I have to catch my breath from going here and there. Today we are oing to clean again and have things to do downtown to transfer our internet connection. Sometimes I feel really tired lately and I think a good portable oxygen concentrator would be great to have in times that I would feel dizzy and need to catch my breath. I am not as young and energetic as I thought I am. Hahaha! Last time I was mopping the floor of the apartment, I had to stop and some how had to take deep breaths as I become breahless. Have to take things easy and one at a time. I am sure we can continue cleaning the place after we transfer there.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Curious as a Cat

1) What would you change about your workplace?
>> I work at home so I just wanna clean up my working table and remove as much mess from it.

2) If, for the good of mankind, you could reverse one scientific discovery, what would you choose?
>> Any weapon that kills innocent people.

3) What is the dumbest thing people do to make themselves better-looking?
>> Undergo plastic surgery and copy celebrities faces. Will that do? :)

4) If you worked with one person with X-ray vision, who would you least like for it to be?
>> That person who is nosy and has the most malicious mind around. He could broadcast what he would see and that is something I would not want to happen.

5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
>> This reminds me of one favorite past time when I was much younger - playing solitaire when my siblings are not around to play card games with me.

Monday, September 01, 2008

McDonalds Bajada Davao

It has been awhile since we have eaten at McDonalds Bajada, a branch here in Davao. This is by far my most favorite branch all over the city. We were there to go to have lunch as we were going to the bank nearby. We ordered two one piece crispy chicken which is my fave among all the fastfoods here.

Yes the bank nearby is open on Sundays which is a good thing but we lined up for one hour and a half to get served. We also have to buy cleaning materials for the house as we were cleaning the apartment we will be moving in this month. The caretaker was supposed to clean it yesterday but he was suddenly not available coz he was washing the clothes of the owner of the apartment. Well it's okay. Hope you had a great weekend!