Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ceiling Fans

I have been looking for Ceiling Fans for quite sometime now as we been using less of the air conditioner in my son's room when he is at school in order for us to save some money on our electric bill. I still cannot find so many choices for a ceiling fan in local stores here. 

I was able to look at those Hansen Wholesale Ceiling Fans one time while I was doing my usual window shopping online again during break from work and when I have some spare time to do so. This is a place to shop for those kinds of fan. They guarantee low prices on ceiling fans with free shipping plus no tax!

If you are looking for a ceiling fan as well for your home, you may not want to miss looking into these popular brands such as Hunter ceiling fans, Minka Aire ceiling fans, Casablanca ceiling fans, Fanimation Ceiling Fans, and Emerson Ceiling Fans. I did find a Hunter ceiling fan here one time but the one on display was already reserved and sold. I guess I am just going to keep on hunting for that one! By the way, Find out who makes the Best Ceiling Fans here!


I am going to sleep now thankful for the blessing that I received. It may not be as big as some of the others got but I am still oh so thankful for this. It will still count and it will still help us save again after this trip we will have soon. 

Thank you to generous friends and thank you Lord! We continue to pray for more blessings and good health always plus a safe and fun trip for us soon!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lockers for Safekeeping

We never had lockers in our school during my grade school years and we only have wooden cabinets so it was somehow not that safe to keep things in the lockers unless the classroom doors are securely locked. These days a Locker seems really like a necessity. Even my preschooler has a locker in their classroom where he has some personal stuff left in the school that are kept in his assigned locker. 

School Lockers that are made of high quality as I said is a necessity for students so they can leave behind some personal stuff needed in school for safekeeping so that they need not bring it back and forth every single day from the house to the school and back. Gym Lockers are also a necessity for varsity players in school where they can keep their uniforms and school stuff while at play or practice. Hubby's company do provide them with a locker to keep their stuff while they are on duty. I  just wonder though what hubby keeps there for safekeeping.

Anyway, you can actually shop for lots of different lockers at absolutely the lowest prices guaranteed at MoreLockers where you can choose from a wide selection of lockers that are on the market these days such as standard locker, vented lockers, designer lockers and specialty lockers. They also have locker accessories and benches by the way. Definitely schools in particular even offices need lockers for safekeeping.

Being Strong

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

This is something to hold on to in your thoughts when you feel like you're agoing against all odds in life. Be strong and keep going strong in faith!


We do have a mailbox in the gate of my parent's house and I wonder if we can have one for the gate of the apartment so that mails that are left there inserted in between the grills won't have to get lost with people here waiting for their mails that have unfortunately gotten lost or have gotten wet when it rains and no one has taken care of them to give to the respective recipients. 

These extra wide, wall mounted blomus mailboxes would be nice and they are indeed nice looking mailboxes for your home or for commercial places. Their stainless steel mailboxes are made of great craftsmanship plus I like their stainless newspaper holder that matches with your mailbox protecting your newspapers from getting wet just in case it rains even before you can get out to get your mail and paper in the morning. I love the look of these modern mailboxes that would serve also as a decoration to the front of your home of even office or commercial building. 

Photo Hunting for Scrapbook

Been busy doing some photo hunting going through old photo file folders looking and choosing photos to include in my little boy's scrapbook, a project for their school. I have to do a scrapbook with max of 25 pages. There are lots of photos I want to include but I just have to choose enough to fill in the twenty five pages. I know there are still photos that I want to include that I have yet to find. Good luck to my photo hunt! I need to work on this by next week.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Internet Access

An old friend of hubby has been asking him for recommendations on how he can have fast internet connection in the province where wired internet access is not readily available until. he has been reassigned for a few months by his company in one of the provinces. He needs fast and convenient access to the internet most of the time. So the bets option is to use satellite internet. When installed in their province he can now have easy and fast access to the internet.

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New neighbors will be moving in next door by next month according to the caretakers. We are excited to have new neighbors and I hope they would be happy to move in next door. But I can imagine the hassles and stress that moving into a new home can bring. Unless there are services from a reliable and efficient moving company would that move into a new home become smoother, easier and stress free.

As I have said, moving to a new home can be a stressful and tiring experience. But your move can be made easier when you use those portable storage units for moving containers for all the stuff that you will be bringing. If you want door-to-door smart moving services. There are convenient containers  that the moving company can provide to you. You pack them. They pick them up and have them delivered to your new residence or store them in our safe storage center until it’s time to move in. So that's how moving become easy and convenient for you. The thing to worry now is how to arrange your new home which is easy if you know what you want. 

Health Conscious

I have to say I am not much of a health conscious person but I try to be and lately I try to do some reading sometimes on health sites to learn not just new things but things that can help us health-wise. It helps to be informed not just about cure for certain diseases like the dreaded lung cancer and other types of cancer, but it is also important to know about how to prevent acquiring various diseases. As they say, prevention is better than cure.

I have been browsing the past few days through health sites like these Health Facts where one may  come to know about such various topics as in premature labor, cancer and some common questions new parents ask about colic. Plus there are also several other various articles on health tips that can be helpful and informative. All the information there are for educational purposes. It helps to be health conscious and it helps too to be informed.

You Feel Like Spring

You have reached a point in your life where new opportunities are coming your way. The future is exciting and bright. You are excited to start making plans.

It's likely that you have been stuck in bit of a rut, but that's all about to change. You're ready to explore, learn, challenge yourself, and grow. All of a sudden, the world is much more colorful.

Brochure Printing & Other Printing Needs

We have to admit that the attention of prospect customers, consumer and clients of any business are easily caught with how the business choose to print their company and product brochures in full eye-catching, photo quality, colored brochures or pamphlets as what others would call them. Clients and customers are easily enticed to patronize their services or buy the products they sell often depending on having the right look, presentation and literature inside those brochures that showcase brochure artwork with good material selections to get just the right image of your company's product.

When you need quality brochure printing and other printing needs, My1Stop offers quality Brochure Printing in trifold to gatefold and accordion fold brochures printing. Their photo quality printing is done in their clients and customers choice of discount brochure printing sizes.

You may also check out as well their other specific types of printing like Custom Labels with good and affordable design services in parking permits, packaging labels, name plates, product, labels, warning labels, asset tags and many other different types of labels printing using a wide variety of standard materials and adhesives.

Then they also have printing for Plastic Business Cards in full color printing on front and back, in custom sizes, shapes and materials available. Plus they also offer free design templates of plastic business cards making it all easy and convenient for their valued clients and customers. Rest assured whatever printing needs you might have, they will guarantee services showing their commitment to giving customers the best.

Cornetto Ice Cream

When it is so hot outside especially the past few days, I would reach out for a Cornetto ice cream that is stocked in our freezer to cool me down. It is also a fave of the little boy. I don't know but hubby does not eat this as much as me and the little boy. 

Eating one is a real treat. I love the Hazelnut flavor and I guess as lot of people like it too around here. It is often out of stock. Maybe next time I should just buy by box. No don't worry I won't consume all of it one day LOL!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Advance in Your Career

My sister has been thinking about pursuing a master's degree to advance in her career in the government and in the same way that some of my friends who are in the government service and in the private sector have opted to pursue a master's degree for the sake of career advancement and work promotion. 

On the other hand, the son of our former neighbors told me he will be doing some research degrees online as these days, you can possibly earn your college degree online. He wants to be a U.S. Military personnel. I have just recently read that these days you can learn about on-campus and online college credit and degree programs tailored to U.S. Military personnel and their families. He and his family transferred to live in  Florida a few years ago when he decided to pursue his dream of being part of the US military.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Asleep at Last

The little boy is asleep at last. It was a mistake that I let him eat some chocolate this evening. He did not have a nap today. But he wanted some ice cream and got to eat Cornetto after lunch. Then he ate sundae hot fudge when he got it by himself from our freezer. 

The chocolates must have kept him awake until now. I have work to do and I could not really focus much as he needs to looked after while he played with our Lexy. I cannot just leave him playing with it plus he was playing with the juice pouring it from one glass to another just like what they do in school.

At least now he is fast asleep. I can now focus more on work until my eyes cannot take it anymore.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

If There's One Thing I Want to Lose

If there is one thing I want to lose ever in this world, it would have to be to lose the excess weight that I have gained since giving birth in the most safe and effective way possible. I don't want to do any crash diet anymore. My mom and sisters has been telling me not to do any crash diet or even skipping meals. 

If I could eat and eat as much as I want and still lose weight then that would be the best. That would probably mean too that I have the safest and effective weight loss products that I could get in the market today. Once in awhile I do get to read those product reviews resource on the web which are helpful in getting feedback too as well as consumer reviews from those who have actually used those products.

There is a diet supplement that a friend is using right now which I thought at first was a whitening product. I was really impressed because based on my friend's latest photo at a wedding she attended recently which she posted for us to see, she really lost weight. Okay I have to think about using that products she used. I'll look it up at that resource site. I am not desperate yet I want to lose weight before we go on our trip in a few weeks.

Go Away

I really hope this migraine would finally go away. It is not as painful as it was in the afternoon but I still want it to totally disappear so I can blog away with less effort to think right now.

I would really like to make use of this time while the little boy is still asleep. Though I myself would want to go on a nap now.

When the First Signs of Aging Appears

When the first signs of aging appears, some people get scared and it is often dreaded by the most beauty conscious people in this world. I have nothing against it. It is their choice and way of thinking. It could not just be vanity in my opinion but we could look at it as their way of preserving their youthful looks. While others take and accept it as how life goes when one goes older. They say anyone can age gracefully.

So as I said, when the first signs of aging like those wrinkles and fine lines appear, some people turn to various beauty remedies to remove those lines. While others, in order to reverse this process many have turned to HGH injections which I heard is truly expensive and while others opt to buy human growth hormone supplements that are now available as they come out the market and are said to be much more affordable than the injections. 

Preserving one's youthful look is one's choice. It is your own body after all as long as you consider that there should be no harmful effects upon you and your health. What we long for after all is having that youthful look back or have it longer as we could.

I Want Fruits

I wanted some fresh fruits now. I wish SM is just so near and that I could ask someone to buy some fresh fruit medley for me or I can go there myself if only I have my sis here to watch the little boy.

Don't you just love having so many choices of fresh fruits sliced and ready to eat every day? Well I do but I cannot stock too many of this for days. If we buy today, we have to consume them immediately or the latest the day after. 

I hope they have delivery though! It would be so convenient! Aside from that of course it would be a lot of help for my diet as if I am taking the most effective fat burners that one could ever find in the market that could actually help me eliminate excess weight. Yes I have to admit I still am overweight for my height even though I already lost a few pounds. I still have to weigh myself again.

I remember a friend went on a diet by eating lots of fruits everyday and no rice for three months. There was one celebrity also who had for breakfast only blended fruits of various kinds and that is all she had  to drink/eat for breakfast. She did effectively lose weight. I'd rather take it slowly though - just lots of fruits in the diet now.

Keep Going

I feel the adrenaline rush! I feel good that I keep on going working while the little boy is sleeping behind me in the living room. If the little boy is awake anyway, he would often tell me to keep on going and to keep on working by saying "Work Ma" whenever I try to lay down on the sofa to rest my back. I am surprised he won't let me sleep or even just lay down for awhile.

Nap Time

I could hear the little boy's softly snoring in the sofa bed. I think I should better take a little nap time for myself while he is still asleep. But my mind is still busy thinking and it takes awhile for me to doze off to sleep. There are times that I really cannot sleep anymore when I lay down on the bed even if my mind is telling me that I should sleep.

I guess my mind is still so preoccupied with whatever I was thinking previously with life's concerns, work or chores that has been set aside still waiting for me. Okay I think I can get some sleep aids that are safe and effective. I have come across the recently as referred to me by one of my dear good friends online. They can help you find best sleeping pills that will help you have a restful night of sleep without feeling tired all the time or otherwise experiencing side effects. I should also consider not eating before bed time as my sister told me it might have an effect to why I could not sleep easily.

Okay now, I could hear the rain started to fall an hopefully that would lull me to sleep as the little boy is still in dreamland. Nap time starts now.

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

I just tuned in to the TV and watched this show at the Lifestyle Network called The Best Thing I Ever Ate from the Food Network. Oh my this show about the best food that one has ever eaten just makes me so, so hungry! I could hear my tummy literally grumbling now.

Looking at the favorite food choices of each of the guest chef, cook and cooking show hosts who were featured, oh well I want to taste all those food that they love eating most. I could give up diet for the food there are always some fda approved diet pills that could help me lose the weight I need to lose in case I feel I need to make up for whatever I will gain. 

But definitely one needs discipline. You can eat the best thing you've ever eaten but not as often I guess. That way if in case your fave food may be a little heavy on the what not to eat too much then you won't have any worries on health and gaining weight at all.

If I Had One Wish Granted

If I had one wish granted now aside from having good health always for me, my boys and my side of the family and their respective families as well, then it would be to be able to finally buy a few if not some of those gold coins that I have been thinking and reading about for months now. It is one investment that I would come to treasure for sure.

I am honestly not an expert in this kind of investment involving precious metals but thanks to the helpful and informative resource site of United States Gold Bureau, people like me get to know about this kind of investment though the information that we get from them in an educational purpose. I have been trying to learn how this would work for us since I seriously want my family to not just save but invest as well fro the future especially for our dear little boy.  

Still Cooking

The little boy still playing those cooking games this morning. I don't know if I should be bothered because there are a lot of male chefs but the games were from a for girls game site. Of course I know the little boy doesn't know that because it was all just a game of cooking. No chef character that you could see. But I have to tell him that anyone can cook of course not just girls.

Anyway, I was glad by this afternoon he has gotten over playing those games and was playing games more for boys this time. But I have to limit his time playing and I wish hubby and I could find a way to let him stop playing PC games ever.

Always There for Customers

With whatever services or products we may buy from any business, we would always want companies who are always there for their valued customers. Like in a case of a friend who recently needed to make an auto insurance claim, she was glad that the insurance company was able to process it well and quite faster than what she expected when she went to the claim center.

She knows it is important to have all the information needed handy. Plus one must have ready all the necessary documents. She was really glad she was able to make the claim easily for the first time without her hubby's help who is currently on a business trip abroad. Thanks to insurance companies who care and truly gives the bets customer service by being always there for their customers.

Making People Beautiful

I am always impressed with people who hone their talents and skills in making other people beautiful. It is either having the innate talent or these talented people must have taken it seriously by learning the art of making people beautiful. There was this cosmetology school in Orange Park that I came across and read about recently. This school is where you will learn the beauty business from A to Z. 

They do have great facilities which are fully equipped and are designed to mirror upscale salons. They also do offer federal financial aid to those those lucky ones who will qualify. Rest assured they bring a unique approach to cosmetology education to new markets in this kind of industry. So if you'd like a career in making people beautiful then go for it!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

TLI Quotes

It's late night here and the little boy is still awake though he is getting really sleepy by now. I took the time to use it to look for term life insurance quotes as requested by my sister who is also interested in getting one.

These days it is much easier to search for quotes online and compare rates of various types of insurance. Thanks to easy access to the internet, people can easily find easy and affordable insurance online now. Unlike before when you would depend all on your agent, now there are so many helpful information that we can easily get online to help us decide on this matter.

Cooking Games

The little boy has been playing cooking games on his dad's PC. This had me thinking if he wants to be a chef when he grows up. I would love that idea coz that means I now have a chef who can cook my fave delicious dishes and desserts.

A friend even told me it would be nice if he grows up now and so he can start cooking for me now. Well let's just see if the little boy takes his interest in cooking outside the virtual world and in the real world instead.

Bags and Shoes Shopping

Just got back after doing some chores and the topic my friends were talking about were about bags and shoes shopping. As much as I wanted to get a new bag for myself, I don't have the approved budget yet for the bags that they were talking about. 

Maybe if I find something cheaper instead from these wholesale handbags and accessories auctions above then maybe dear hubby will let me buy a new bag since the one I am using now is showing signs that it needs to be replaced soon. There are bags from brands like Coach, Ninewest, Steve Madden and Xoxo among others which are sold by lot. I couldn't afford them all. But it would be nice to get one bag at the same cost that they are selling those wholesale bags.

Thankful Thursday

It's Thursday and it's time to be thankful to the Lord!
  • I am thankful that my nephew is back home safe. 
  • I am thankful for our good health even though the little boy has a little colds. 
  • I am thankful for the many work opportunities the past few days.
  • I am thankful for my own family for their continued support, love and care for me, hubby and the little boy.
  • I am thankful for the financial blessings that the Lord has showered upon us that allows us to pay our bills and daily needs.
  • I am thankful to kind friends sharing opportunities and their blessings.
  • I am thankful for the work that hubby and I have.
  • I am thankful to the school staff and teachers who takes care of our little boy in school.
  • I am thankful for all people who render their services well making things easier for us everyday.
  • I am so thankful that the kitchen sink and bathroom faucet are now fixed! Yehey! 
  • I am so thankful for the protection and guidance that the Lord continues to give us. 
  • I am so thankful that I have tried so hard to be so patient.
  • I am so thankful for the food that we partake each day.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Injured by Accutane

Sadly there are many cases of product liability claims out there even up to this date. It can be quite scary for me as a consumer to think that medicines for example which you think will cure, causes serious side effects that can injure you such as the case in that Accutane Lawsuit where Accutane injury causes such serious side effects such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis.

A man who alleged that the Accutane he took caused him to develop inflammatory bowel disease had three years ago won compensatory damages to cover his future medical costs as well as pain and suffering. If you think you have been injured by this, then it would be best to consult lawyers like those from O’Hanlon, McCollum & Demerath who are experts in such product liability claims. There were cases where a link between Accutane use and IBD was deemed “probable” according to studies four years ago. So if you know anyone who does have a case related to all this, feel free to consult them immediately.

Off to Catch Some Sleep

The idea of going to dreamland right now is oh so tempting and I think I am just going to give in. My son is already sleeping shortly as we got home from our dinner out last night. I have a few things to do before going to sleep and there are a few things more that needs to be done but temptations sets in. Will catch a few winks now. Hope to wake up later to finish off some work.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


We had our family gathering yesterday and finally I was able to see the area that my sister was planning to make into a garage which our daddy was telling me about a few weeks ago. I got excited in the idea that my sister is having a garage made for that means she is interested in getting a car of her own. Though I cannot imagine her driving or even the idea of her hiring a personal driver. 

But with the idea on building a garage, I would suggest to her about considering a steel building which are pre-engineered andeasy to assemble. This is good aside from being a garage, as a storage shed or workshop, commercial storage buildings, industrial warehouses and a lot more. I was even telling my sister we can even hold our family gatherings there next time when it is already set up. Well she said she will think about it.


It seems like our originally overnight trip will be longer and extended for another day or two. Hubby was granted his request for forced leave at work. Had we known he will be allowed to have these two days leave then we could have avoided additional expense now since our flight going back home will be moved and the price will no longer be on a promo rate. But anyway, that's the price to pay since we were not sure then if he'd be allowed to take a leave. Now we have to plan our itinerary so we could make the most of this short trip. We also have to book the hotel ASAP.

Investment in Coins

Coin collection is not new to me though I cannot say too that I had such a great collection to show off. But I enjoyed collecting coins which are currencies from various countries. My sis said before that my little coin collection could be an investment too. I could sell those coins to other coin collectors as well in the future. 

But seriously if there is one coin collection that I want to invest my time, money and effort in, it would be in gold coins just like those which the US Gold Bureau is a dealer of.You can buy it from them for immediate personal delivery or arrange for convenient and safe storage at an independent bank or depository.

Now won't you be thinking too of having an investment in coins particularly gold? Well if you are seriously thinking of investing then make this investment in coins now.

Tell Her No

When was the last time that you had to tell someone that you loved, that the answer was no? ::: Well I just told my dear little boy, NO more chocolates for breakfast.

When was the last time you visited a hospital? ::: Last week for an x-ray exam.

If you were to start a club, what would the subject matter be, and what would you name it? ::: It will be a club for SAHMs and WAHMs and I will name it the Super Moms Club!
Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex? ::: I hit hubby in the butt with my sister's throw pillow yesterday.

What's the first thing you notice about the preferred sex? ::: If they are a gentle man or not.

What really turns you on? ::: A kind, gentleman.

What was your biggest mistake? ::: I have no major, major mistake yet. *wink* Seriously it may be trusting those people who after all was not a family I thought would ever care at all.

Tell us something totally random about yourself. ::: I can be too generous.

Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity? ::: Nope :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

10 Hospitals With Facebook Fan Pages You Should Join

You are going to learn 10 hospitals with Facebook fan pages you should join but what sets these Facebook fan pages apart from the ones put up by other hospitals? The successful components of a hospital Facebook fan page are rather consistent. Here they are along with 10 hospitals that use them exceptionally well.

A Custom URL

A custom URL seems like such a simple thing but it is a crucial element of any popular Facebook page. When a hospital tries to spread the word about its Facebook page then it needs to be able to give a URL that people will remember. If a hospital took the time to create a URL you can remember this is a sign that this might be a hospital Facebook fan page you should join.

A Good Profile Picture

This is another seemingly simple element but it is crucial. Hospitals that put effort into creating compelling and attractive profile pictures are probably going to put just as much care and attention into the rest of their Facebook page. This is just one more indicator that you should consider joining.

Activity On The Wall

When there is activity on the wall of a hospital Facebook fan page then you know that the moderators of the page put work into it and probably keep their own posts coming. You want to join a Facebook page when there is always something new being posted. You don't want to join a Facebook page that is created and then essentially abandoned. You want one that is frequently active and updated so that you can always be in the loop with what is going on at the hospital or whatever more worldly issues the hospital wants to bring to your attention.

Stay Involved And Current

One of the worst things anyone can do with a page like this is to check out and forget about it. To keep people interested in the page and the hospital there have to be new posts and new information all the time. The following hospital Facebook fan pages take this message to heart.

10 Hospital Facebook Fan Pages You Should Join

The Facebook fan pages of these hospitals make use of all that Facebook has to offer and they do it well. They do not create these pages and then passively hope that people will join. They make concerted efforts to keep all those who join informed of what's going on with the hospital and to encourage more people to join.

1. St. Jude Children Research Hospital
2. Mayo Clinic
3. Dana Farber Cancer Institute
4. Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center
5. Cleveland Clinic
6. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
7. Blair E. Bastion Hospital for Children
8. Children's Mercy Hospital
9. Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
10. Arkansas Children's Hospital

These are 10 hospitals with Facebook fan pages you should join. Each provides a steady stream of information that you can benefit from. And each one employs a targeted strategy to keep you coming back to the page on a regular basis.

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Remember 9/11/01

Tomorrow, we remember 9/11/01 a fateful day nine years ago which took away so many lives in an act of terror that we will always pray will never ever happen again. I may not know anyone personally who passed away because of what happened that day, but I cannot forget watching that breaking news as it unfolded on the late night news here in our country. The days that followed was heartbreaking hearing different sad stories of loss from families who lost loved ones during that day. 

My first cousin had an appointment nearby that day. It was a blessing that she went there late for her appointment. She could have been hurt and we are thankful she was saved.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday 2010 is still more than two months away. If I am not mistaken it will be on 29th of November this year. But I remember my friend in the US say it is good to shop and scout for best online holiday sales and deals of the year during this time. Some people also say that if you are a smart shopper, you can always avoid the long lines and the large crowd of people yet still find the best bargains and gift ideas online from the comfort of home or the office with good deals on electronics, computers, games, toys, DVDs, jewelry, home and kitchen stuff and much more.

I have something I wanted to buy for our home and I hope that my friend could help me get a good deal with it on this day with that item I wanted to get. Okay don't tell hubby because it is something for him actually so I hope he does not get to read this. But if he does then I may just have to ask him to help me pay for it right? I know he knows what I have in mind that is if he still remembers.

Spend Time With...

My sister used to remind me about this...

Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of six.

Spending more time with older people makes you wiser (I wish and hope) or at least it helps you find more insights about our life. The elders have advices on life that we might not often hear from people our age due to difference in life experiences perhaps and the level of maturity. And perhaps after all these years, they know better what truly matters in life.

Now spending more time with kids under the age of six would be fun. You would realize the joys that they find in life which we have forgotten and taken for granted. You'll be amazed at how inquisitive they can be! 

I have a five year old nephew who amazes me with the kind of mature and surprising questions that pops out of his mind at any given time and you cannot lie to him. Sometimes his questions and insights drives me crazy but it often strikes me as an honest opinion and perspective from a young child who we could try to twist their imagination by telling things which we assume they don't know but they know the facts and the truth. It sometimes shock me but it is some kind of a reality check that brings the issues of honestly, being true and being a kid who is curious about even the simplest things in life that we no longer think of in our daily routine.

Monday, September 06, 2010

How a Cash Advance Credit System Works

Financial emergencies are inevitable. Even though credit and debit cards have replaced cash in most situations, there are still some vendors and services that require payment with cash. Credit card holders that find themselves in this situation have the option of a cash advance credit, which is the ability to borrow actual currency against their current credit card balance. The cash advance amount available to most credit card holders is a small percentage of the overall credit limit.

Cash advance payments are accessible to card holders at many electronic bank machines, as long as the amount requested does not exceed the actual cash advance limit, or over the counter at a bank or other financial institutions. When using an ATM, if the amount requested does exceed the actual cash advance limit, the machine may still dispense the cash but the exchange will also be electronically flagged. According to card scheme rules, if a credit card holder requesting a cash advance over the counter at a bank presents valid identification, he or she must be given the money even if he or she cannot give his or her PIN (personal identification number)

The amounts of the cash advance, plus the interest and finance charges, are added to the credit card balance. The interest charged on a cash advance is often higher than that charged for store purchases. There is often no interest-free period as there normally is for card holders who pay their balance in full every month. Interest on some unsecured credit cards can be as high as 23% which almost eats up any benefits of the cash advance. That is why it is best to use a cash advance only when absolutely necessary, to request only the amount needed to resolve the financial emergency, and to pay back the cash advance as quickly as possible.

Replace the Aircon

Our aircon probably needs to be replaced too. That mold problem we had last June I think due to a cleaning service guy's mistake of not cleaning well the aircon previously caused our aircon to accumulate water and therefore molds built up according to their own technician who checked on it. 

Anyway, I wish it was just that easy to get a new one ~ financially that is. It would really eat up quite a big portion of our savings now. We do have the option to sell it then buy a new one perhaps. That will save us some money somehow.

Won't Sleep Longer Next Time

Note to myself: not to sleep longer next time when it is already the second time I woke up in the morning.
I woke up early this morning when hubby came home and I went back to sleep. I woke up the second time this morning and I still feel so sleepy. Must be the colds starting up again. I often wake up feeling like I am getting a cold again. Plus I should have thought that trying to extend sleep when I am already half awake often ends up in a headache. Anyway, I think it is also due to this cold starting. But I need to take naps in between work today and pray this headache will go away soon.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Gift For Him

It is still a few months away but as early as now I am already looking for a gift for him on his special day. Aside from gift that he can use in photography, I know he will appreciate getting a watch. So I spent much of my time this day looking for a nice watch to give him. Those IWC Watches were one of the choices I am considering. Lussori being an authorized source of such luxury watches for men and even for women, was one of the stores that I am looking into now. They have a team of experts that can help you find some of the world’s rarest and most unique timepieces in case you might want to give such a rare and unique gift for the man of our life. 

Slow Down

I feel like I am running after so many things right now. I just want to slow down for a day and have some rest tomorrow to spend a day with the boys but there are opportunities that we don't want to miss. It is just that next weekn will be a full sked for hubby. I know that next week will just pass by so fast. Thank goodness that Friday next week is a holiday and we will have a get together with my family. But then again hubby will be working all weekend. Anyway for now, I just want to finish what needs to be done and so I can slow down a bit tomorrow.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Home Away from Home

I woke up and found friends talking about this place in Malibu that looks like a rest house and feels like home away from home. I later found out it was in fact a rehabilitation for opiate detox treatment center called Malibu Horizon. They have such nice facilities and I took a quick tour of their place with the video that they have and it really looks like home away from home for their patients. They offer a holistic approach to treatment which has been designed to help patients heal gently while they are introduced to activities that offer healthy alternatives to substance abuse. Take a look at their place and I think  their patients would really think they are safe and comfortable at this center. 

Plus they can also regularly visit the ocean for walks on the beach.Or do such other activities such as activities include trail hiking, shopping, trips to Santa Barbara, Getty Museum as well as dining out together. This surely would make them feel like they are home away from home.

Getting Back the Ranks of my Virtual Homes

Yesterday morning I lost the ranks of two more of my virtual homes as I call them. I was not bothered when I found out about my new health condition but I was not able to hold on to what I felt upon waking up and finding out they suffered they same of being ripped off their ranks just like another one virtual home recently. 

I cried my heart out yesterday morning. Thanks to hubby who was there to comfort me. I was able to move on as I accepted their fate after a few minutes. Still hubby did something to save them and viola by afternoon, we got back their ranks. It sounds unbelievable but I was relieved and grateful to hubby as well. I thought I totally lost them forever. Thanks dad!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Little Equestrian

We must have a little equestrian in the making here in the house. Our little boy get fascinated and interested when he sees horses on TV and in the cartoon movies he watched like in Toy Story with his fave Andy and Bullseye, the non-speaking horse. He likes to make his dad as his horse too riding him on his back when they play horsey and telling him often to giddy up!

There was one time while he watches Toy Story often, he would tell me his interest in the horse. Just in time I saw this store for equestrian selling comfortable riding apparel like riding boots, riding breeches, riding helmets, show clothes, even horse blankets, saddles and a lot more. Hubby said we can try buying the little boy a complete one if there is one available for his size that is. The saddles, stirrups, bridles, halters, reins, bits, harnesses, martingales, and breastplates are all forms of horse tack as far as I know.