Sunday, May 31, 2009

Renovations

The apartment unit upstairs is being prepared for the new neighbors who saw the unit earlier this afternoon. Last night when we came home, we went up first to see the unit. The caretaker and two other people were there cleaning the whole unit including the two bed rooms and the owner's house helper was scrubbing in the kitchen. I like the kind of ceramic tile used in their kitchen. I like the ice white ceramic tiles I saw before from my sister's canvass when she was still building her own house.

Hubby and I were planning on saving to renovate the house we are still paying for but has remained uninhabited. It is far south, farther than my parent's house. Hubby's work place is farther north from where we are living now. We have to make a little renovation so that we can rent out the house. At least the little income we could get from there could help us pay the monthly amortization somehow.

Susan Boyle Placed 2nd in Britain's Got Talent

Susan Boyle placed 2nd in Britain's Got Talent 2009 finals Sunday. The dance troupe called Diversity is winner of Britain's Got Talent 2009. I honestly have not seen them perform before nor have I heard of them in the competition. I have heard of Susan Boyle and Hollie Steel among others. Well I am not devastated that Susan did not win. I don't know how she would handle it of she indeed won the popular talent competition.

Nice Place to Go

I was looking for a nice place to go to coz you know every stay at home mom needs a break from her career at home. I sometimes dream of having a day off if not a week of would be sweet and go somewhere by myself to have my own me time and own time for myself even just for a short while.

Every mother needs to unwind and I was day dreaming two days ago when I came across these homes for vacation rentals and I was kind of thinking of something like what happened in the movie Holiday where they swapped homes for a Christmas vacation. I would love to have a vacation with my two boys and another vacation alone to unwind and relax.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ham-full

Hubby cooked ham for breakfast and I had a ham-full tummy now. We consumed everything and he said that he will just cook again later that is if we do not eat out for lunch. But I think we have enough ham for today and we just have to cook another viand for lunch. I will jog in the treadmill in awhile to burn off some calories. I still eat more than what I could burn in a day. Not good at all. Okay I'll take a walk in the treadmill for a few minutes then be back here. Or I can run a little to burn more calories.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Shrimps



Last night, after we did our errands in the bank, we had our "lunner" (short for lunch and dinner as hubby and I joked at each other) at the Probinsya Restaurant at the Victoria Plaza Compound Davao. It was our first time to have dinner there. We usually eat there for buffet breakfast.

They serve buffet dinner which is eat all you can and so with these shrimps ,I devoured on them like as in eat-all-you-can and hubby was laughing at me. I rarely get to eat this coz we do not include this in our shopping at the wet market since hubby does not eat this for he is allergic to shrimps and other sea foods except fish of course. So given the chance last night, like I said, I devoured on it and went back to the buffet table thrice to get this.

Designer Inspired Jewelry

My friend is asking for help in looking for designer inspired jewelry which her parents will be giving as a gift for her grandmother's 80th birthday. Their family and relatives will be celebrating it with party in two weeks time. I met her grandmother years ago when we were still high school and that was years ago.

She emails me recently and I said I am willing to help as I have seen some beautiful designer inspired jewelry made by holsted jewelers. She showed me photos of some of her grandma's fave jewelries from he collection so that at least I would have an idea. I guess it won't be a problem for there are some similar looking jewelries to choose from tried-and-true classics to cutting-edge designs at Holsted. She said will take care of it from now on and will be looking at their designs. which are crafted beautifully. I am sure her grandma will love it and will have a special reason to shine on her day.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Baby: AF-S DX Nikkor Lens 35mm f/1.8G



My new baby, a AF-S DX Nikkor Lens 35mm f/1.8G and it will AUTO FOCUS on our D60! I am not a fan or an expert in manual focusing lenses and I do not like to use one like the one I got for hubby last January, an AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D which does not auto focus on our D60 but will on a D80 which requires a body upgrade we cannot afford yet. But we will keep the 50mm for awhile for we are crossing our fingers, we may be able to upgrade later to a D90 or something better when their prices go lower or if we can have extra money for that. But we still cannot afford such upgrade and it is not practical.

This 35mm is cheaper than the 50mm that will auto focus in our D60. And way cheaper than the Samsung LCD TV I was wishing for unless hubby decides to upgrade his CC limit then maybe we can decide. But we have to limit our temptations and curb our expenses.

We got this yesterday at the Nikon Shop in Gaisano Mall Davao.

This is not a paid post.

Beauty Rest

Speaking of beauty, I need beauty rest and I have to go back to sleep in awhile. It is in the wee hours in the morning today and I am wide awake. Last night when I put my son to sleep, I was supposed to get up after a few minutes after he has slept but it seems I slept with him too! I woke up remembering I was supposed to send to my sis in UK the photo of the letter addressed to my BIL which was sent to my parents' house. We did not scan it anymore as hubby just took a photo of it which was easier. Lol! Anyway, hubby said my sis can have it printed there or I think they just need to read the contents of that important letter.

Career in the Field of Beauty and Cosmetology

There is a continuous growth in the number of salons and spas coming out here and abroad where more and more people go to for their hair beauty needs therefore continually requiring well trained professionals in the world of beauty and cosmetology to pamper and take care of them.

If ever you or anyone that you know of is planning to have a career in the field of beauty and cosmetology, then head on to the Regency Beauty Institute which continues to go through expansion and having the fastest growth in the beauty school industry since it started more than 50 years in Minneapolis. Their students give the public high quality and discounted salon services supervised by their expert faculty as part of their training.

Cosmetology graduates from the Regency Beauty Institute are recognized and are being sought after throughout the United States. Visit their website www.regencybeauty.com to know more about Regency and their mission as well as career services in the field of beauty and cosmetology.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Trying to Decide

I am still trying to decide what new Nikon lens to buy with the budget I have set aside. Hubby and I have long been wanting to get another lens since we were quite disappointed with the 50mm lens we got. It's Nikon 50mm but it would not auto focus on our D60. I don't like manual focus and as much as possible I just want a lens that will work with our DSLR and is auto focus. My first love would be a macro lens but they are quite expensive or should I say much more expensive. There is a new 50mm that is auto focus but is worth more than twice the cost of the 50mm we bought early this year. Our choice for now is between the 50mm (auto focus) and 35mm which is hubby's choice. I dunno. I also want an LCD TV but that is way more expensive that I could buy the D90 and 500D. No way yet. I cannot spend that much! Just no way can I or should I spend that much. These times we should just save, save and save!

Monday, May 18, 2009

WS: Western Union Gold Card Holders Promotional Coupon Freebie from Pizza Hut SM Davao - Spaghetti Bolognese

For my Weekend Snapshot, here is a quick snapshot of the Spaghetti Bolognese free from Pizza Hut SM Davao for Western Union Gold Card holders with promotional coupon for a minimum purchase of P300. It looked more delicious and appetizing in the photo in their menu. It tasted a like the ordinary spaghetti than what I thought it was. Anyway it was a freebie so it would probably taste better if it was not I suppose. Lol!

This is the first freebie we have claimed when we had dinner at Pizza Hut last night. Other WUGC Ginintuang rewards coupons left are less likely to be claimed and this is the only one we can avail of most likely aside from those at Goldilocks and Microtel Inn. Hubby was given four pouches during his last WU transaction. The coupons are valid until May 30, 2009. So if you got one, you still have a few days left to use it.

Happy WS!

Another Manic Monday

How old were you when you learned to tie your shoes?
>> Must be six when I started schooling, but am not sure though.

Have you ever snooped in somebody else's medicine cabinet?
>> Nope never.

Who do you think you are?
>> I am me! A wife, a mother, blogger, food tripper who needs to really go to a rigid exercise if my heart allows it and control my diet now otherwise I have to go hunting for the best diet pill I could get my hands on. Hubby told me last night when we went home after we ate at Pizza Hut for dinner that we really should stop eating. He meant eating more than we need. Lol! But it is no laughing matter when the body starts to take the toll of eating more than we have to... I really have to make more use of the treadmill hubby bought for me.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May 2009 Civil Engineer Board Exam Results | Licensure Examination Results

Congratulations to the newly licensed civil engineers!

The PRC May 2009 Civil Engineer Board Exam Results | Licensure Examination Results has been released and is now available online. Click HERE or on the link above to get the list of successful civil engineers who passed the said exam.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has announced that 1,199 out of 2,744 passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination given by the Board of Civil Engineering this May 2009 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi. The result of examination with respect to one (1) examinee was withheld pending final determination of his liabilities under the rules and regulations governing licensure examination.

Click here for the Top 10 May 2009 Civil Engineers.

For more updates on the PRC Board Exam Results, just click HERE!

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Weekend Snapshot | Chocolate Polvoron

I got a pack of this chocolate polvoron as a nice surprise Mother's Day gift from the son of our neighbor. It says chocolate polvoron so I thought was quite surprised with the white chocolate coat it has coz most polvorons I have tasted are not coated like this and so when I opened to see what's inside, it looks like cookies n cream polvoron not plain chocolate as i thought it was.


It was yummy and my two year old son was so eager for me to open the pack and he ate a piece and a half at once.

And this is my WS entry for this week! Hope moms had a great Mom's Day!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Settling the Score

1. Do you feel that you have “a score to settle” with anyone?
>> No.

2. Do you own anything that you think is unbreakable?
>> My clothes? Lol!

3. Tell us about a crazy thing you did in high school.
>> I didn't finish an inter-school science competition.

4. Name the one talent of yours that you think is the best.
>> Can I just say singing? It is the best for me. Lol!

5. Who wins American Idol? (if you don’t watch, tell us about a reality show that you do follow.)
>> American Idol Season 8 - I hope it will be Kris Allen just not Adam Lambert who though leads the competition but am not into his ADAMazing status in Idol.

6. What is your favorite movie in black & white?
>> I dunno but I remember I like watching the re-run of the Three Stoogies and it makes me laugh when I was still so young.

7. What is one thing advertised too much on TV?
>> Political info ads - way to early and it is not even campaign period yet.

8. What is your current favorite TV drama?
>> May Bukas Pa, it's a local TV show.

9. What is your current favorite TV comedy?
>> Mr. Bean which is actually my son's fave!

Happy Saturday everyone! Am playing last week's Qs here. I'll be playing this week's Qs in another home of mine.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Filling Friday

1. Apples are to oranges as bananas are to mangoes.

2. I love my two boys so much and that's all I have to say about that.

3. I think I hear someone opening the gate.

4. Manny Pacquiao's sons are playing at the airport with the Philippine flag.

5. Do what you want to do, but make sure you take responsibility for whatever the consequences may be with whatever you do.

6. Our neighbor's son was playing and behind him was a Radio Flyer wagon; in the wagon was a bucket filled with water.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a peaceful evening with my son while waiting for hubby to come home from work, tomorrow my plans include going to the hear the anticipated mass and checking out Robinson's Cybergate which opened today but before that I need to look... for my dear sister and Sunday, I want to spend bonding time with my two boys!

May 2009 Electrical Engineering Board Exam Results | Electrical Engineering Licensure Examination Results

Congratulations to the newly licensed electrical engineers and master electricians who successfully passed the recent licensure board exams!

The PRC May 2009 Electrical Engineering Board Exam Results or Electrical Engineering Licensure Examination Results is now available online at the PRC Board Exam Results.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has announced that 527 out of 1,497 Registered Electrical Engineers; 465 out of 1,120 Registered Master Electricians; as well as 2 out of 2 Professional Electrical Engineers successfully passed the Electrical Engineer Licensure Examinations given by the Board of Electrical Engineering last May 3 and 4, 2009 in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi.

See the list of Top 10 May 2009 Electrical Engineers. For more updates on the PRC Board Exam Results, just click HERE!

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

April 2009 Midwife Board Exam Results | Midwifery Licensure Examination Results

Congrats to all the newly licensed midwives who successfully passed the recent midwifery board exams.

PRC April 2009 Midwife Board Exam Results or April 2009 Midwifery Licensure Examination Results has been released and is now available at the PRC Board Exam Results.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) had announced that 2,052 out of 3,716 passed the Midwife Licensure Examination given by the Board of Midwifery last April 29 and 30, 2009 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Legazpi, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Online College

These days working people who drive for career advancement and promotion take up further studies to help them achieve that goal. But they cannot attend the regular post graduate studies program from schools offering post graduate studies, master’s or PhD degrees.

But these days too that does not need to stop you, there are online colleges like Capella University (www.capella.edu) which is a known accredited and fully online university that has made a reputation of offering and giving quality graduate education for working adults. Most of their students take up master’s or doctoral degree programs in business, psychology, education, information technology, human services, public health, and public safety.

Among their proud alumna is Jeannie McGuire, who earned a master’s degree in human services from the online university and has receive the Sunny Andrews Award for her commitment to social work. She is just one of the many pride of this online university that offers high-caliber academic excellence. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

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Friday, May 01, 2009

April 2009 LET Results | Teachers Board Exam Results

The April 2009 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) or Teachers Board Exam has been just been released. Congratulations to all new teachers who successfully passed the said LET Board Exams which was held last April 5, 2009 nationwide (Manila, All Regional Offices & Hongkong).

The PRC April 2009 LET Results or Teachers Board Exam Results was released by Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) which had announced that:
  • 7,470 elementary teachers out of 26,812 examinees (27.86%)
  • 5,914 secondary teachers out of 23,975 examinees (24.67%)
had successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (L.E.T) which was given by the Board for Professional Teachers last April 5, 2009 in fifteen (15) testing centers in the Philippines as well one (1) testing center in Hong Kong.

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Thankful

I am thankful today for I feel better than the past few days. As they say health is wealth. I think we should cherish the time we are well and in good health coz when that time comes that we get sick and unable to perform any longer the usual activities we do each day then we can say that we must take good care of our body and not to abuse it coz it will just all come back to us later on if not soon. This is what I say easier said than done eh!

Yet I am still thankful I feel better. Thank you Lord!