Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rebellion is over

That is what the government wants to call it, a Rebellion.

This happened all in a day and with what was accomplished i don't know how it will affect us.

One direct effect on us is there will be 12:00 am curfew starting tonight that will last till 5:00 am, for howw long it is still yet to be decided.

I watched the live video the entire day, switching channels looking for a better coverage.

For me the day was wasted.

I am not for the government nor am i against them ... apathetic? well, i don't know.

I was just thinking what if that day i was going to have my wedding reception at the Pen, i would surely run like crazy!

Oh well ... tomorrow will be a normal day again.

Coup brewing?

Uh-oh looks like there is going to be a coup about to start ... my brother texted me to watch the news and true enough there was a incident where trillianes and lim staged a walk out from their trial at the Makati RTC and walked all the way to the Manila Peninsula Hotel and is holding a presscon as i type this. Hay!

Will watch some more news to get more updated with whats going on, but texted Christian (he is in a seminar) and told him to steer clear from Makati area) first.

Made my day :)

I just submitted my post when i got an email alert, so i opened and checked it ... was so happy with it!

Hello Melissa Baylosis,

Congratulations!! Your PayPerPost post, Discounts Abound, has been
automatically approved based on your high quality performance as a PPP

(some parts omitted, mahaba yung email eh)

Congrats again on being an outstanding PPP Postie!! And watch for more
auto approvals!!

Hehehe! This really made my day (but hey i could win the lottery later, hahaha,
just have to buy a ticket!) LOL!
La lang, parang may feeling lang of fulfillment (naks, careerin na ba ito!) na after
all the work done here appreciated naman pala mga efforts, it's not easy din diba.
We paid bloggers have to go and study and review the site we are given, choose the
right words and give it a certain appeal, and that it challenging! hehhehe!

Yun lang, share ko lang ito, pero have to sign off na muna and have to attend to my
designing, heheh! will try to squeeze in a few opps later in the day!

Holiday Tomorrow


It's going to be a long weekend as tomorrow is a holiday! Was able to get my sister on a shopping date tomorrow morning. Christian will stay with the kids so i can have both my hands free .. hehehe!

But you know, when i don't have the kids with me when i go out i think about them a lot and wish i had brought them along, parang mas kampante ako nakikita ko sila, nevermind ne medyo hirap ako, hay, ewan ko ba.

Kaya sometimes instead of going i tend to just stay kasi naiisip ko mahihirapan ako when i bring them but i don't want naman to leave them ... hay ano ba talaga kuya???

Weird no?

Well that's motherhood for you i guess.

But tomorrow is an exception as i will be buying stuff for them .. pero i know when i am there my mind will still be here at home thinking if they are okay. Oh well, i think it is me who has separation anxiety!! hahaha!

Webloyalty a good partner

Having your business hooked up and available in the internet 24/7 is really a trend nowadays. Given the premis that people are all too busy with work and the only time they get to sit down is when there is a computer linked up with the internet. So, it's really very important to get a good marketing partner for your online business as your clients wants the convenience and the best possible benefits that they can get. Found a good partner in webloyalty as it provides a lot of cool perks for your clients-to-be and that usually grabs their attention and eventually do business with you.

When they avail of your products and purchase from you they can get privilege access to great shopping discounts, dining discount and even movie discounts. Webloyalty is backed up with good customer service that you can call on for anything and that is also an essential tool in making your business partnership work.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The sun is out

Funny but it has always been a trend that if the weather people say to brace ourselves for heavy rains and suspend classes chances are the sun will be shining like crazy! So it happened again, and off i was doing the much needed laundry time.

Dami na talaga mga clothes na needs to be washed, so the washing machine worked overtime today, the kids helped out too, they played with bubbles while i slaved away ... hehehe!

I had a lot of designs to finish and upload for approval, so what i do is i load the washing machine go down to the computer attach my design then go up again (our washing area is at the rooftop) my legs feel like lead now! hahah!

Tomorrow is school time again, will have to continue my laundry time again tomorrow para maubos yung mga damit namin.

Need to use all my special powers!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

No classes tomorrow

Heard from the news that there will be no classes for all grade school students tomorrow because of the typhoon. Signal number 1 is declared.

On-line Backgammon

One of the favorite games my family loves to play is backgammon and i can attest to the fun this game can offer. I decided to go a step further and search the internet to play backgammon online. Happy with this site as it is user friendly and i can play backgammon competitively as they even have live backgammon tournaments everyday. This time around i can play my favorite game at the comfort of my home and yet stand a chance to win cash.


I was playing top with Vin when i got a text from Christian asking me if we were alright. Was suddenly nervous so i called him right away. I got surprised when he said there was just an earthquake and asked me if we are okay.

Was fortunate to have not felt it. Not for me but because i was thinking of Bea and Sam who were in school, but since the school was near our house they too did not feel it. I was relieved.

Heard from my sister that it was intensity 3.

I am getting ready for the after shocks though.

Win cool prizes everyday

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Kitty Award

Thanks to Eds for this kitty friendly award :)

Coincidentally we brought my sisters weeks old kitten to PAWS, an animal shelter last Saturday. My sister really was keen on keeping the kitty but she is scheduled to have a puppy anytime soon, and they already have a dog so having a kitten will really turn out to be a handful. The next best thing to do was to give "Hobbes" (yes, she named the kitty) to the animal shelter where he will be better taken cared of and he would be with other cats as well. Luckily, there was a mama cat there who gave birth, so he could nurse and join the existing litter there. It was sad because the kids have already adapted a liking to Hobbes, but given the scenario, keeping the cat would really not be wise. So there.

Passing on these award to any kitty lover blogger! Meow! :)

Home school for free

Being a mom to three growing kids can really be challenging. I have been pondering on giving them a quality by having them home schooled. I must admit that i will be up against a lot of workload if i am going to take up on this challenge. I searched the net and found a great home school program at K-12 Free Home school. Yes, you read it right, it's also Free! So you wonder how can it be offered for free, Here's how it can be tuition-free. for your kids as well.

I also went and browsed through Course Catalog to see what best suits the needs of my three children.

You also don't have to worry about not teaching good Christian values as they reflect Christian teachings too.

It is also comforting to interact and post queries or concerns in their forums and boards and interact with other home schooling parents. You also in turn can get sound suggestions from fellow mommies and academic advisers for free.

My children are enjoying the lessons since they are very interestingly presented and geared to their natural instinct to learn and grasp new knowledge. You can download videos, printable study guides, even projects that you can do together and so much more.

Learning should really be fun for the kids not to resent it. I am glad i found K-12 Home school, my partner in my children's learning 24/7 at no cost!

Pinoy Big Brother Update

The most funny episode of PBB i ever watched was last Friday! I was laughing like crazy with matching clapping of hands pa! I have not laughed that much for a tv show for some time, so this will really dwell on my mind for a while. Hahaha!

It was Mariel's asking Kuya to ask Jon if he likes her! It wouldn't sound hilarious if you did not watch it, hay! Anyway, just shared that i really enjoyed that episode and still remember it and leaves me a smile!

This just in ... Angel Locsin joined the PBB house ... goodluck Riza! hehehe!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Weekend Sked

Will be heading to my Mom's house tomorrow morning, and we are scheduled to go to PAWS, an organization that my Lola-Lola started, it is a shelter for stray and abused animals.

My sister got a stray cat (days lang ata, kaya super baby pa) and she is thinking of keeping it, so she wants to go to Paws and ask what measures should be done to take care of the kitten.

Will bring the kids there too, so they can see the other animals in the shelter.

Off topic, on Sunday plan to go to Divi, hope matuloy. :)

We have the same Idol!

Sure we all have someone we like and fancy, it could be a singer, a rocker, a group, a celebrity or even a contestant to a singing contest. Wouldn't it be nice to have someone or even a group who shares your likes? Well search no more as there is such a site to bond and share your photos, news and any small tidbit about your Idol. Indulge in all rare photos and join cool forums too!

PR drops

I read a lot about the dropping of page ranks, sad but true.

I researched about it and found that google has been eyeing on ppp affiliates with tons of badges asking them "to hire me" and "review my post", so was told to take down a few and just keep small ones which still shows affiliate badges.

Well no harm in trying.

I think it has something to do of bloggers not patronizing adsense and gearing towards their competitors. So will try my luck this time and bring back my adsense widget. I will see what will happen.

If you will notice i have two widgets displaying my pr, one shows a three and one shows a pr of 0. So which is which? I do not know as they both update themselves on their own.

But really PPP have been a great factor in our blogging income and that we cannot deny. All my posts have been approved and am still waiting for available opps ... hehehe!

anyway, here is one thing i am trying now, that does not require a page rank number, see the post after this and try it out if you like it. Just click on the "participate" and see where it will take you. Maybe this is something good too, well see.

Backgammon 101

Playing Backgammon during our family reunions leave me baffled as i can see they are enjoying the game and yet i feel left out as i do not know how the game goes. Luckily i found a good site to finally learn the rules and how to in playing backgammon so i no longer will feel left out. To fully put my new found knowledge in playing backgammon to use, i play online to further make me a novice player. You can try it yourself at 1 on 1 Backgammon and try your new found skills in playing.

Wowowee meets Kuya

Was watching Wowowee (Yeah, i watch this, o ano baduy na ba talaga ako?) hehehe!, so anyway i just love watching the contestant's stories, natotouch ako, then lipat ko na din, don't like watching the other parts of the show, just like the interview portion. So anyway, enough justifying my preference of a noontime show ... hahaha ... when Willie was talking the voice of Kuya was aired and they talked about Mariel's stint as a housemate as they (wowowee) miss her na. So as again, Kuya with his tone said yes Mariel is coming out ... "sa takdang panahon.." heheheh! Funny!

The Brothers are back

Hay, this PBB Brouhaha really is getting me interested ... was really happy to watch that Baron is going back in the house with his older brother as individual housemate now. I was looking at Baron's face when he was seated sa confession room chair awaiting if the "people" still want him to remain in the house. Hay!

Kaya lang, sayang noh, Macoy left the house na, well will talk about that in another post (pampadami dito for my opps..hahahah) i know a lot can relate about that ...hahahah!

Friday na naman, have plans to go to Tutuban again on Sunday, this time for some serious shopping! Wish me luck!

Portable Car Hand Controls

My brother's friend recently figured in a minor car accident and this accident damaged his legs and now hinders him from having control and use of them. It was something that really devastated their whole family. But his friend would not lose hope and still face the world with a bright attitude and tried to do things that he was used to doing before the mishap. One of the things he wanted to bet back on was his driving a car again. He now can go around the city using his Car Hand Controls which makes him drive using his hands with ease. The AZ-1 Automotive Hand Controls really was a big help to his recovery process as it is very light-weight and easy to use. Given it's use it still remains to be stylish and strong for everyday use. Since it is adjustable you can tailor it to the one who will use it in terms of length, that more it is easily removed from any vehicle so you can use any car with it too. He said it also gives you a risk free trial period of 30 days if you are not satisfied with it you will be refunded, but given the feedback i am geting i don't think he has any plans of returning it, he is one satisfied car driver.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Voluntary Eviction

The news just broke out! Macoy and Ethel staged a voluntary eviction eariler today. Went to the pinoy big brother website to confirm (o di ba?) hehehe.. and yes there was an article there saying that Macoy got irked with Kuya with regards to a mini film they were doing in the house.

Only now have i been to their official site, so i bookmarked it na ... hahah!

Anyway, later 5:30 uber will give us the details... hmmm.. tagal naman ng time! lol!

Capella University

Nowadays juggling your finances makes you leave school earlier than expected to look for a job to help out the family. Education is sacrificed to be able to make a living first, but that should not be the case as education is important and something that should not be bypassed. But now i found a way to give way to getting a good education and yet not have to leave your means of living through capella university. Capella University is a reputable accredited online university offering a wide range of courses from business course, psychology, human services and many more interesting courses that will land you a stable career in the future. Having a good education should never be compromised no matter what.

Geisler Brothers

The Geisler brothers drama is something that really hit a nerve for me, it was really about bonding and loving each other unconditionally. Pero before i begin, i want to say na i do not know them personally, so this is really just an observation of the real life tv drama on the big brother house.

Looking at them and seeing them react over some simple things like picking cigarettes/wine over a phone call to a loved one shows how two people who grew up together yet still be different in choices. Totoong totoo talaga yung mga reactions nila.

But galing noh, i was moved to tears when donnie said he wanted his brother to stay, sacrificing himself, but you can see both of them really wanting to stay. Tapos sa twist of events nung tinatanong na sila ni kuya biglang sinabi ni Baron na si Donnie ang mas dapat mag-stay. Feeling ko sa labas they were really not this close, as they had different lives, pero having stayed together for some time, looking out for each other, bottom line is they will sacrifice for one another talaga. La lang, naisip ko lang na sana i can instill in my children this kind of attitude and love for each other pag malaki na sila. Lalo na ang sarap manood nito kasi they are both boys na talaga naman hirap mag labas ng mga emotionsm, but they shone on this moment, their mom should be so proud of them.

Hay, kwentong pinoy big brother, naaliw ako sa kanya, ewan ko ba nagustuhan ko ito ngayon, dati pag may nagkwekwentuhan about it, di ko pinapansin, yun pala i will also be hooked...hahahah!

A friend in Kitty

Glad to have gained good friends, thanks kitty for this token! :)

"In this blogosphere, I wish to gain more friends...friends who can be there for you not just physically but emotionally & spiritually."

Tagging all my friends! :)

I am Sponge Bob

Got tagged with this FUN cartoon personality by Jacqui! Thanks Jac, really found it fun to know i have the personality of Sponge Bob (who by the way i am not fond of watching) so i will not look at Sponge Bob the same again, as i see myself in him ... heheheh!

Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character. Have you ever asked yourself what cartoon character do you most resemble?

A group of investigators got together and analyzed the personalities of well known and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this test.

Answer all the questions (only 10) with what describes you best, add up all your Points (which are next to the answer that you choose) at the end and look for your results.

Do not cheat by looking at the end of the tag before you are done.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very interesting to see 'who' your friends are!

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

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

(24-28 points) You are Elmo:
You have lots of friends and you are also popular, always willing to
give advice and help out a person in need. You are very optimistic and
you always see the bright side of things. Some good advice: try not to
be too much of a dreamer. Dreaming too big could cause many conflicts in
your life.

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

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

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

Try to do less over thinking every once in a while to spice things up a bit with spontaneity!

Snag this if you want to know the cartoon personality in YOU! :)

Star Blogger award from one Star Blogger

Good friend and fellow SAHMM (Stay at home magandang mommy) Peachy, gave me this award, salamat po, pero shempre you are very deserving as well!

Mommies unite ... hahha! Kasi naman hard to take full control of the house, kids, school, food and other stuff and yet still give time to blog (may it be paid opps (Yihee!) and everyday things) it is really an achievement! Kudos to Peachy for being a SAHM to little Joaquin and he looks like he is growing up to be a well-rounded happy boy, mission accomplished Peachy! As the saying goes "Keep up the good work"

Sharing this award to Jacqui, who is not a SAHM but nonetheless doing a good job to her little Sam and juggling the corporate life, another achievement! You go girl! :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Another coffeetable book finished

Yey! I feel so accomplished as i finished a 40 page layout for my coffeetable book order in two days! At first i was apprehensive to take it because it was on a rush mode since the they will be bringing it to the states, but my client insisted so i took the challenge and yes, i finished it!

Now i have to rush to the nearest facial spa to do some wonders to my tired and dull skin ... hahaha! But i enjoyed doing it and you can view the layouts in my design site in a little while, am uploading pictures now. :)

I have three more orders for the book now, but happily they are not on a deadline. After all the orders will also make books for Bea , Sam and Vin each too.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

35 days to go!

Whoa! Heard from the news that it's only 35 days to go before Christmas!!

I am aware that it is near, but now hearing the actual countdown is like pressing the panic button. I have so many things to buy! I have not started yet. Al that i am buying is for things that they need and play with ... no Christmas gifts yet.

I better start by next weekend or i will really be in trouble. hahah!

I have to get presents from Santa too.

A steal

Good thing i brought Vin with me to the night market last, got him these suede rubbershoes for only P150! What a steal! They grow up so fast and before you know it he has outgrown the shoes right away. Kaya happy ako sa purchase ko.

Got toys din for the three kids, sayang was not able to start on Christmas shopping yet as i was with them. I just let them point to the things they want, but i tell them that not because they show me they will get it, kung baga survey lang ..hehe! I am glad my children are not 'bilmoko" kinds, kaya naman i really try to buy them kung pwede naman di ba, after all minsan lang sila bata.

Solution for Obesity

Obesity is a serious condition and it should really be attended to as your health is your only wealth. Gone are the days that we just shrug our shoulders with this condition, there are ways to battle this and one is through having a simple surgical procedure done like gastric banding. It is a no fuss out-patient procedure where you are inserted a inflatable gastric band and placed on top of your stomach to simulate the feeling of fullness, thus letting your body feel that it has had enough food and will not crave for more. These surgical procedure is done by highly skilled laparoscopic surgeons at the Journey Lite, and you are assured of fast recovery. After going through the procedure they also offer emotional support groups as well to help speed recovery.

Big Brother Eviction

Was never a follower of the Pinoy Big Brother ever since it started. But or the first time i am now hooked with this season's show .. i don't think i have ever missed an episode ..heheh!

Late na ba? hahha! But really i enjoy watching it, and my sisters like to watch din kaya it's nice to talk about it every time something happens.

Tonight is the surprised eviction of one housemate, was suppose to go and have a facial tonight, but i really want to watch so i deferred my beauty treatment ..hahaha, tomorrow night na lang. :)


Funny but if you say StayAtHomeMom you would think she would have a lot of free time on her hands right? After all she is JUST home. I often thought about that about my mom, when we were off to ride the bus i would see her after preparing all our baon, getting us dressed, bags fixed she would sneak a rest on the sofa. I was thinking she would now have free time as soon as we go. But now that i am a SAHM for 10 years, all of that has changed.

Being a SAHM practically has no breaktimes, no nap time and no room to be idle. But sure if you want to go and take the road less travelled and keep the house as untidy as ever, sure you will have all the time, but it will get back at you as you will also be the one to fix it up. So, might as well do it the Mcdonald's way "clean as you go" as i have learned!

But i embrace being a SAHM! I would never exchange it with any job in the entire universe, my merit awards are my children! :)

Landing a fulfilling job

My cousin-in-law has been in between jobs for the longest time that i can remember. But learned the other day that he is now doing well with a good and fulfilling job, it was good news for me! He said was able to put into good use his time on the internet to find him a stable and rewarding job through an online executive recruiting firm and he is now reaping the rewards. Landing a job is easy as it gives you reputable firms openings and vacancies, gives you a rundown of what they are looking for and you can match it to what you like and your educational attainment and expertise. You can start your seach by the desired location you would like to work, and categories that you may be interested in, saving you valuable time of applying only to jobs you think you are good in and will excel in.

Billiards on Saturday

Just got off the phone with Christian, i can feel he is still hiding the discomfort of his workout from yesterday, afraid that i will again laugh at him. Hahaha!

Now, he announced that he was also picked to join the Billiards tournament on saturday. Aba, natuwa naman ata mashado! Remember he finished his bowling stint a few months back, now volleyball, and the latest billiards ... hmmm.. may balak atang sumali sa olympics ah! heheheh!

Don't get me wrong i have never stopped him from joining extra curricular activities, i actually push him to join and be with his friends, he somehow feels guilty that he is enjoying without me .. heheh!

I am happy that he is having some fun outside the office, he needs that, and i have always supported him, we are on our 10th year na and going pretty well. :)

Christian's aches and pains

Christian went home late from the office last night as he has volleyball practice, gearing up for an office tournament. He has not played for a long time, but during his College days up to his RCBC days he was a player for the bank. But after sooo many years, he tried it again and came home with a sore back, an aching arm and the feeling of exhaustaion as he told me that he can no longer jump as high as he used to. "Tumatanda na ako Dub .." was his soft whisper to me ... hehhe... what did i have to say "Eh, mabisyo ka eh! Pasali-sali ka kaagad, dapat may practice ka muna at least one week, eh kaw tournament kaagad tournament kaagad sinabak mo eh" ... lol! So much for the pandadamay he was looking for ..heheh! I just love teasing him!

Safety on the internet

We all go through a lot of websites before we finally find the very thing we want to know about. We browse and visit various sites, some could be safe and some could just be waiting for the kill and pass on the virus to us. Good thing there is a solution to this problem with ESET as they provide a layered security method that leaves no virus safe. Some of the virus scans are good only for well-known viruses now, but what about the ones that we have yet to discover? With this layered method you are given security in the internet with anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewalls, protect your identity on the net and many more. Don't be a statistics and get yourself protected with the layered method that will save you from the evil minds on the net.

School starts early

My two girls school will start early from 7:30am till 5:00 pm ... that is so long! That also means i have to prepare three packs of food ... one morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. Whew!

Today is the first day of the new schedule, that will run till Christmas break as they are allotting some time for their Christmas program rehearsals and still have time for their academics. I was pretty sleepy this morning as i slept at 3am and had to finish a deadline, so that means i was not able to cook rice! So told the girls i will just bring their lunch to school later piping hot, pampalubag-loob ... hehehe!

Will have to tell Vin as well as that is his time for his morning shows, i guess Barney will just have to wait for a teeny bit.

Beauty Award :)

I am so flattered .. hehhe.. kahit "feeling lang" ... thanks Joey!

Sometimes little and simple things like this can really brighten your day!

I am passing on this two great beauty achievements to pretty and sexy moms like Jody, Dorxie, Suzanne and Arlene "mommy ni rea" :) Stay pretty and let your reign last a lifetime!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Hair School another option

My sister in law is doing good working as a Chief Hairdresser in a luxury liner and she is enjoying what she is doing. creating many styles and bringing smiles to her client's faces. A few years back she searched for a reputable all service hair school to get her started. She was able to learn a lot of techniques in the cosmetology department and ways to enhance her skills. She enjoyed learning various trade secrets and these are learnings that she can even use to herself not just for clients. She said that once she graduated she was even given places where she can use her knowledge as the school was tied up with good establishments in the salon industry as well as cruise ships and even fashion world. She is fortunate to have enrolled and finished with a good beauty school that helped her future.

Coke Drinker

Are you a Coke drinker?

I have been drinking Coke for the longest time. It's my favorite carbonated drink over anything. It's sometimes Coke or nothing to me. No matter how thirsty i am.

I never tried drinking coffee in the morning, it was always Coke. For the record of how much i consume? I usually finish one 1.5liter of Coke everyday. That sounds a lot? But for me it's just right. :)

What's your favorite drink in the morning?

My Cellphone

Am thinking of getting a new phone. Nothing is wrong with my present one, but after seeing a lot of new cellphones out in the market, the idea is being entertained ... heheh! I saw a lot of new ones from China, looked really high tech and was relatively low priced. I began thinking if these were the ones that just explode when being charged, sour graping? hahah! But i was kind of open to the idea because it had big screens where you can watch tv, as if the tv at home isn't enough that you still have to bring it with you! Lol! It was just a novelty that i am a bit interested in,. Will have to look around first.

Baby Needs

Heard thrilling news from my good friend and she happily announced that she is expecting twins! She already has a preschooler and is really looking forward to taking care of two more little angels. I decided to help her out with her shopping for new essentials for her new bundles and to help her locate the best and complete baby store to meet all her new baby stuff needs. Since i am thinking that she really cannot waste time window shopping and visiting a lot of stores and finally decide what to buy, i found a perfect place to answer all her queries and get the best deal possible, this way she gets to buy what she really needs and for her baby's needs as well.


Shopping with the three children in tow really can be a handful, aside from the bags (but i always come prepared, i bring what i call my "divi" bag with me to put everything inside) but keeping the kids amused and their spirits high is my top priority ... so a trip to any mall is not complete without a visit to an amusement center. Here is pictures of Vin versus Sam, while Bea acts as a referee and a challenger to the winner! I am glad i have three kids as they really can amuse themselves on their own, it's like having their own playgroup all the time!
Vin smiling and excitedly waiting for the puck!

Bea looking on and waiting for her turn

Sam aiming for the goal!

Saw Peachy at the Night Market

We just stepped out of the arcade to hit the night market and were still discussing which way to go to the right or to the left side when a smiling face girl went to Sam's side and was looking out for me, then she went to me and said "Melisse? Peachy!" and i said "Uuuyy, peachy!" and gave her a kiss, it was seeing a long time friend! Did not think na i have not brushed my hair for the past hours and have been to the streets of Divi, i just went up and gave her a kiss .. hehehe Peachy and i have been long time ym chat pals, she knew it was me daw when she saw my kids ..hahah ... over exposed! I have had a lot of surprised meeting encounters with my egroup friends and they always recognize my children or husband first then they know i am not far behind... hehehe! Glad to see you peachy! :) Panay shopping! Kami nakauwi 12:00 na, kami na ata nagsara ng night market eh! :)

Target your market

My Aunts who have a thriving business has had no problems getting prospective clients even if they are just starting out and they are really doing well considering them being new to the business scene. She said one of her trade secrets is getting into a good target direct mail lists to reach your customers. She said it is not a waste of money to send out mail to promote your services to people you think will benefit or be interested to what you have to offer other than send out thousands of mail to just anyone in the directories. One of the secret is getting a traget marke where you will give out your mails so there is a strong probability that they will respond to your offer.

Mini Donuts

When we went to mall, the three kids were really excited to get some mini cinnamon donuts at the other end of the mall. Letting them know that it was still a long walk from where we were and we were going to pass by a lot of fast food joints already i was trying to strike an exchange deal somehow. But they were really just thinking of sinking their teeth on those freshly cooked doughnuts. So there we went and took the long walk. When we got there to their dismay, cinnamon flavored was out of stck. Their faces dropped and they suddenly felt the heavyness of their feet... hehehe.. i looked at the other flavors and decided to just put sugar on their doughnuts. So i told the manong just sugar, the kids were a little off with it and did not seem interested anymore. When i got the bag of doughnut, shook the bag, then offered it Vin was the very first one to put his hand in, took a bite and said proudly "Mmmm, it's yummy!" and took a bigger bite! That did it, the two girls dug their hands in as well ... and there they finished three bags (3 dozens) downed with cool icy water.

Tutuban Madness

Finally was able to go to Tutuban, kaya lang late na kami nakadating, so my attempt to hit the streets of Tabora was not possible. Hordes of people were there on the streets which makes walking even difficult, let alone stop and look at the things being sold. But consider the mob like scenario was still able to make some good purchases like rubber shoes, shirts and TOYS!! heheheh!

Care Home for our loved ones

Taking care of our elders and taking care of our children are entirely two different things as they have different needs but both are equally important. I am glad that there is a care home facility that we can rely on to give them a more specialized attention which is what they really need. Prompt attention and scrutiny of details in their cleanliness and surrounding should always be practiced as they are fragile and all should be done with love and compassion. I must admit that caring for our elders entails a lot of research and gladly it is also available online, as you can join forums and share your experiences with others and you may get to learn from them as well and apply it to taking care of our loved ones.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Starting to have a headache ... hmmm.. too much blogging kaya ... as if! Will give it a rest na nga muna, kaya lang can't resist lalo na when i remember na lapit na Christmas and see the twinkle of the eyes of the three kids when they see the toys na nakadisplay sa mga malls, talk about marketing strategy!

But hey, even Santa rests, so i will park my keyboard and hit the shops na!

First stop ... McDonalds! Yum!

Credit Cards

There are a lot of credit cards being offered today, and yes it would be nice to apply for one especially now that we are approaching the Christmas shopping. Our notion that it just happens once a year does not gives us the panic mode to just choose any of the Credit Cards available in the market. You really have to study the rates of interests, features of the card if they offer rewards programs and even annual fees should carefully be considered. We always have to keep in mind that even it feels like sky is the limit in spending using a card, we still have to pay for it in the long run, so getting the best card would really be important and beneficial to us.

Food Craving Tag

Tagged by Vina, thanks Vina!


Hmmm.. i so love to eat! I guess my comfort food at the moment (ever changing eh) has got to be Cheese Burger Meal (go big time coke and fries) at McDonalds! Just talking about it makes me crave for it na ah! I remember after i give birth and am given the go signal to eat, i usually ask Christian to buy me a cheeseburger meal ... hehehe!"Mama, you want some fries?"

Sarap din Carbonara ni Vina, kakagutom!

Good thing i am going to the mall tonight to look at the sales and of course drop by McD to get my comfort food! Yum!

Tagging anyone anyone who feels hungry right now .. hahah!

Off to Tutuban

Tomorrow is the day that i get to fulfill one of my WANTS in my previous post, am off to Tutuban tomorrow morning! I am sure it will be full of shoppers, but that wont dampen my spirits. I hope it doesn't rain though. Rain defeats the purpose of walking around the streets of Tabora and Illaya as it can really be a mud pool ... eewww! I have to bring a list of what i need to buy as i can get side tracked with the other wares there .. hehehe!

Help on moving

Moving out can really be stressful and risky because you get tired from all the packing and when you hire movers they do not handle your stuff properly and you end up having a lot of your things destroyed or even lost. One has to look for reliable and competent Moving Relocation Services in your area. I found such site where you can match where you are to the kind of professional movers you will hire, it's called Service Network. They will give you a perfect match with your needs, and you are assured that the movers that they will give you are trustworthy and have been in the business for some time and with a good track record after all they are handling things that are valuable to you. You can't go wrong with Service Network.

Kids are well

The one day rest day i gave Bea and Sam yesterday really did them good. they were really rested as they just painted and watched some tv to while away their time. I had the time to do my work too, and Vin was excited to have both his sisters home with him.

So today my two girls went to school with gusto as they just love to go to school and enjoy being with their friends. I am one lucky mom!

Weekend again

Time flies so fast, just a few post ago i was saying that i was having a lazy sunday, then now looking at the calendar, it's going to be sunday again in two days! One week has passed us by and we have accomplished a lot. I am sure the Metro will be full of ongoing sales in malls. Christmases bonuses have been released that's why all are geared to do some serious shopping this weekend. My kids have been frequenting the toy stores and obligingly pointing to the toys they are thinking of getting for Christmas... goodbye Christmas bonus! hahaha! But what the heck thats what the bonus is for, for the children, so shop away!

Savoring Europe by Car

Going around and enjoying the view, scenery and attraction in Europe is best done in a car my cousin told me. You get to be in the scene when you are up close with the surroundings as he would put it. My friends and i are thinking on embarking on such a road trip adventure and am really excited about it!

Now i have to search for some cheap yet considered the best hotels in London, best hotels in Paris, best hotels in Berlin as well as best hotels in Barcelona so i can plan our road map and enjoy each place and know it's best tourist spots so we won't be shortchanged with our trip. When accommodations have been booked online there is nothing to worry about and all are geared more on savoring the scenery and sights by car! I just love travelling by car because it gives you the freedom to go down in a particular place you fancy!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pressed for Time

I cannot believe it, i am faced with a lot of things to do, or must i say things that i WANT to do.

I want to finish all my design work as it looks like all of them have deadlines, i want to finish uploading pictures of my finished work in my multiply site, i want to do my opps to catch up with the Christmas shopping spree, i want to blog hop, i want to answer all the queries in my emails/cellphone/website, i want to finish fixing the kids toyroom, i want to reformat my computer, i want to go to Tutuban, i want to answer all the tags, i want to buy a small pet, i want to have a relaxing facial, i want to bring the kids to the moa carnival .... just talking about it makes me want to rush and do it all!

Fantastic Hotels

Planning our coming family vacation is something that should be given considerable thoughts, where to go and where to stay. The decision to have a vacation in a particular place has to arrive at a favorable consensus among family members. There were a lot of countries being considered for next years vacation, but when France as a destination came up, all agreed in unison. So France it is!

I went on the internet and searched for nice france hotels for good places to stay. I got to see great and affordable accommodations with rates that are lower than regular hotels which is good. It was also a good site to see options for paris hotels within the area. I am drawing out our itinerary as i do not want to miss out on any great place to visit like the Eiffel tower, the Louvre and museums around the city. I have bookmarked a lot of nice hotels too so we could all discuss on where to finally go. I am sure this one vacation we will not forget!
Good friend Jody sent this friendship picture, thanks jody!

Having good friends is really something that i value, that is why i love blog hopping so i can see what my good friends are up to and leave them a smile, as good friends are valuable and priceless! Sharing this "Good Friend" picture to my new found blog friends ... Eds, Vina and Yvetchie! :)

Great Smorty

Started my blog as a way to share my thoughts and anything that is important for me, something that i really like to do. Having a blog is a perfect way to touch lives of others by sharing your experiences. You also learn something from other people's experiences by visiting their blogs too. Blogging for me was a good thing to have.

Looking at my other friends site i saw a great way to earn on the side with blog advertising and decided to try it. I joined Smorty and am now getting paid to blog! Smorty will give you tasks that might interest you to review on, and all you have to do is choose the one that you can honestly talk about and you are on your way to blog for money. I am glad i joined Smorty as i can still do the thing i like to do and still get compensated for it, getting the best of both worlds!

Rainy morning

It's so cold even after the aircon has been turned off, looked out the window and it was raining. Bea and Sam started coughing when they got off the bus yesterday. Talked to Christian and told him that i will let the two girls rest today. He said yes, it would do the girls good. I texted their teachers and told them, will call them later for the assigned work for tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Watching old vhs tapes

Vin and i had a grand time watching the vhs tapes of bea and sam's recordings when they were still small. Vin's expressions were really classic as he was surprised that Bea also wore a diaper, hehehe! But after a while of watching it, he said "Mama, where am i there?", so i got another vh tape and watched his eyes as we looked at Sam ..hahah! He said again, this time with teary eyed look na "Where am i there?" I smiled at him and said "Cmon, let's get your cds", he said "But mama, i like also like that (pointing to the vhs cassette), why i don't have like that?" I answered, because that was before, now we use this (pointing to the dvds) obligingly he said "Okay.." hahahha!!

Good Rates for Auto Insurance

Having your cars insured is one of the first thing you have to do when you acquire a car, that is a known fact, but you have to get the best kind of Automobile Insurance Policies available in the market today.

My uncle just purchased a great sports car and has been looking at Coverage for Sports Car at Advantage Insurance and he said it looks like the coverage is good for him. What made it more convenient for him is he was able to get his Insurance Quotes Online together with the scope of the coverage for his vehicle in a matter of minutes too!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Counting words

Do you count your words in your post?

I am guilty of counting them so you can just imagine the smudges my computer monitor gets with finger mark smudges. Hahaha!

Wish blogger had a 'word count' feature for every post that would really save me the time, i can't seem to get the hang of "tanchahan" eh. :)

The perfect date

My cousin who was such a shy lad when he was younger looked really different when we saw each other last week in a party. He had the confidence and charisma i did not even know he possessed. He was charming and yet not sounding like a self-centered individual, he was really trying to listen to what the women are saying. It amazed me on his transformation and i quickly pulled him aside and asked me where this is coming from. He first was just brushing me aside saying he has always been like this only i did not notice being his neutral female cousin. I insisted and asked him to spill the beans.

I told him he was now without making much an effort attracting women naturally. He told me that the way to really get girls was not to try hard and just be yourself so you don't come off as being too loud and trying too hard for attention. I was truly amazed with the knowledge he has acquired and i kept on nudging him to tell me more! I said i would not leave his side until he tells me everything.

Because of my persistence he finally told me the secrets of meeting women, keeping them amused with you and even the ways on how to pick up a woman and getting dates. He told me of his new found confidence and magnetic personality came from following helpful tips on a great site specifically to help him approach the opposite sex and eventually get dates!

He then told me of the cool tips he got like how be cocky and yet still come off as a funny guy. He gamely demonstrated body languages and explained the hidden meanings on his every move. He even said he was able to donload a free ebook titled "The flow" that likewise contributed to his present confidence when around women. I am sold with the site he is talking about and was thinking fast on showing this site to some male friends of mine too. He too said that you can get dating tips straight to your email when you sign up. He got to watch videos also from the site on these tips to make it more visual.

My cousin really has turned a new leaf with this new information he is getting. He said he is doubly excited because there is an upcoming seminar on ht e 17th of this month teaching Advanced Techniques. He will surely attend that and will proudly put into good use what he will learn there. I can't wait to see him after he attend the seminar and see a more self-assured man ready to conquer the dating scene and meeting the right women.

PerfectPixelsMelisse updates

I was able to finally upload some new designs at my design website, despite the heavy load (in paid blogging hahaha!) i try and balance my time, as if there is any balance. Hay! I have also lessened some of my products which i no longer will be offering like photo bags and the different kind of guestbook, but have added a few new ones naman. I really have to keep the site updated as there are a lot of people visiting and looking at the deigns. :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

A must have for online biz

Online business are really gaining popularity since people are busy to go out of their houses to do some shopping, The first thing you have to do before purchases come in is to look for a good and reliable shopping cart software and that is where Ashop Commerce comes in. They have been the leaders in providing support for any online business may you be a small scale one or you manage a big business. What's more their shopping cart software is user friendly as it can be, offering a lot of possibilities to make your products saleable it even help you by getting your items noticed on the net. If you still have qualms about which shopping cart to go, Ashop Commerce is offering a 12 day free trial of this software to help you decide. Well as for me, i am sold on having Ashop Commerce as a partner for my online biz, it really is a must have!

The Buzz

My mom and my two sisters called me last yesterday and told me they were off to see "Pinoy Big Brother House" in Quezon City and have their pictures taken outside the famous house. The guard was nice and let thm take pictures, of course they wanted to see how further they can go and asked if they could go in ... hehehe... the guard said yes, but it was "Kuya's" instructions that once you go in you cannot go out. hahahha!

So they left and decided to go to Abs Cbn studio, and after namedropping they were on the first row seats of the live telecast of THE BUZZ! Boy, did their camera phones clicked like there was no tomorrow ... hahaha! They enjoyed the show and savored all the star sightings up close and personal!

Kauai Vacation all set!

My Aunt's family has been residing in Hawaii for the longest time and up to this day they have always said that is a perfect place for a vacation! They have a long standing offer to bring us to the best places in Hawaii and experience the breath taking experience that they are accustomed with. She specifically told me about Kauai and quickly i searched the internet for Kauai vacation rentals as i do not want to burden them of letting them stay in their home. What i saw was really marvelous, was reading through Kauai Travel Blog and it really excited me to go this much awaited vacation! Finding this site really will alleviate me with accommodation arrangements as all are done online even before we go the trip. Happy too since i found a great list of What to Do in Kauai list to make our vacation more enriching! I can't wait for summer!

Paid blogging galore!

Wow! Response from paid blogging sites that i have signed up on is really overwhelming! So much opportunities to earn and many things to write about. Have to start finishing up my rush orders so i can attend to blogging.and try the new sites! Hehehe!Have to brush on my english adjectives as well! lol!

Wedding website

My cousin's wedding is now in full swing as we plan to have it by March of next year, so many ideas are flooding in our heads especially since i stumbled on a great Wedding Website that can really help us make this special event as special and as memorable as it can be! The site is jam packed with tips, ideas, even an online wedding registry and a lot of interactive tools to make planning this wedding a breeze. I am really so excited to make all that we planned finally materialize on my cousin's big day. This is one useful website that going to stay on my favorite sites for sure!

Layouts approved

Woke up this morning with two inquiry texts on where to send their pictures they want worked on and a text saying they liked the layout of their coffeetable book and is ready to be printed! Yey! This simple text can really overwhelm me knowing that they liked what i have done for them. It is rewarding because i spent hours thinking on how to do do it and finally having it on paper hoping my client likes it.Okay, two more books to go! :)

Sleeping time

As the lullaby goes "..sleeping time has come for the baby, baby now is going to sleep ... " and the song goes in my head as i am lulled to sleep, it's going to be a busy Monday again tomorrow, i mean today ... lol! Fixed the school bags yesterday so it's really just preparing the snacks and getting them ready for school as the main tasks in the morning. Hope Vin does not wake up early so i can utilize both my hands ..hahaha! Goodnight! :)

On-line Casino

Playing in casinos is something that can really test your lucky streak and it can be entertaining and rewarding too if you know to set your limits on to how much you will play. My uncle frequents the casino as it his way to relax and meet up with his poker buddies, but lately with his discovery of an online casino in the internet he just stays home and enjoys the thrills of his favorite games in the comfort of his home complete with his soda and chips. I asked him if it is still the same excitement as if he was there in the actual casino and if he was playing online, and he said he finds on-line casino far better than actually going there as it saves him on thinking of what to wear, parking and other hassles when leaving the house. He is still raving that he can feel the rush every time he plays his favorite lucky on-line games like craps, poker, roulette and slots. He is one lucky man when it comes to playing his games.

On a roll!

Taking advantage of the kids already sleeping and have just finished two orders of coffeetable books i can attend to blogging! I always was fond of writing even when i was smaller (ho-hum) hehehe! So really, blogging really is my way to unwind, and you know i get to learn about a lot of things by visiting and studying the websites that i am required to blog/review about. I do not do blind blogging (is there such a term?) hahaha ... i really take time out and know what i am talking about so i don't utter Al Pacino's line in the movie "Scent of a woman" that goes, and i quote "I'm in the dark here!" hehehe!

Ashop Commerce, the way to go!

My best friend from high school and I have been exchanging emails now that she is in the States and has been telling me about the success of her small online business offering handmade bath essentials. I could not have been more proud of her especially since she to is a Stay-at-home-mom to two kids. I asked her how she manages this considering she has no house help but she said she has found a great shopping cart software that helps her move her products and make them noticed in the market. She has set up a reliable shopping cart to give convenience to her buyers too. And with this ecommerce software she can be at par with big online businesses without spending too much. She even said that her products are already seen in leading search engines and that makes up her marketing as well. I can not be happier for her as she is doing something that she really likes to do and earning at the same time.

No posts in between?

Was reading the FAQ's of Smorty and there was nothing that required an unsponsored post in between their opps, am i right? Hmmm ... i might have missed it but i really took time out to check because i had some posts rejected (sob .. sniff!) with another paid blogging site because my paid posts were one after another, talk about excited! hahaha! So, do leave word for me even on the cbox if i am reading it right ... no posts in between? Thanks much!

Payday Loans

It's really amazing that no matter how we budget our income sometimes the numbers just don't add up. We experience cash shortage and what is so frustrating is that you know money is coming to you in a few days but you have an immediate obligation to settle right away. A good thing about this is help is available for us who just need it right away without bothersome credit check as you can easily get Faxless Payday Loans online and submit your loan and in just a matter of minutes get results. Isn't that convenient? What more you can even check the terms of payments and finance charges of different loan amounts you are thinking of availing as they have an online loan calculator, so there are really no surprises, you get to see how much you have to set aside for your loan payments every month. Solves you your cash shortage in an instant!

With Smorty now!

Smorty was one of the first paid blogging sites i tried to join, but was declined due to the reason that my blog was not indexed yet. Was able to have it indexed and cached, then resubmitted ... now got my approval email. Yey! :) Opened the site and found four awaiting jobs, wow, what a start! :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wading pool fun

Woke up a bit early and inflated the 4-tiered wading pool, so you can imagine the workout my triceps and my biceps (hangover from my younger gym days!) had to do the job. Since i wanted to do this before the kids woke up i still have not had my breakfast which makes the simple task seem doubly tedious. Filled it up with water and went downstairs. After lunch let the kids swim, and boy did they have a great time! Looking back, sure it was all worth the effort as it brought a lot of laughter from the three kids!

Lazy Sunday at last!

It has been a while since we spent our Sundays at home as i am always scheduled to go somewhere to meet someone or to do the groceries with the kids. But this time my Sunday is free! Free means not leaving but not free with my work ... heheh! It's fine with me because this gives me valuable time to think on how to do the designs to meet different needs, makes it a lot easier for me to finish it!

Karisma Hotels

I am so excited for my cousin who is about to get married next month. I helped him with all the details of the wedding to make sure this will be as special as it can possibly be. I personally helped him search the perfect place for his honeymoon as he want to bring his new wife to an exciting place like Mexico. I searched the net and was lucky to find THE perfect place for his honeymoon, the Karisma Hotels is really the one we are really looking for. It has the ambiance, hospitality and all the luxurious amenities needed for to cap a perfect wedding!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

High Grades

Was suppose to go to school this morning to get their report cards but Christian saw my dizzy look and offered to do it for me. Was pleased with his offer and i took it right away. He came back and proudly handed me the report cards of Bea and Sam. Opened Bea's card first and was happy that as expected Bea had higher grades from the previous quarter, she has always been diligent in studying and takes her studies seriously. Then opened Sam's card, was doubly surprised to see that Sam too had higher grades than before! Sam has a little trouble with reading that is why i exert a little more effort with her, but this card showed me that Sam is doing good in school. So happy that both my girls are doing great in school, am really one proud momma!

Saturday Break

As always, our Saturdays are busy days in as much as i want it to feel it is indeed a break. The only thing that makes this look like a break is because it's a non-school day today! No waking up early to prepare the baon, breakfast, schoolbags and uniforms. Yahoo! While i am doing this post i look at my three kids sleeping soundly, finally a time to recharge their little energetic bodies. :) Scheduled swimming time for them later.

Appliance Search

Two indispensable appliance we all cannot do without is our loyal and hardworking washing machine and refrigerators that works 24/7 for us and make our lives simpler. We usually make our first purchase of a durable washing machine a few months before we get married or we get as gifts from our wedding sponsors to start us off living on our own. The moment we get kids we would surely have the need to replace it with a higher capacity washing machine to suffice all the needs of the family members. The first thing we do when is search the internet for a good kind that will last us a long time given the premiss that it will be a non-stop appliance and will carry very important clothes and draperies for the family. I have looked of a lot of brands and what caught my attention is the Kenmore Washing Machines as it has a lot of features suited for my needs. I am glad that we can actually go through the internet and search for the best buy item and still be taken to the specific place where we can purchase it and how much the prices are for it in different retailers, saves us a lot of valuable time as we are always on the go. Smart buying need not be expensive after all!

Barney is coming!

Was reading through the emails when i found out that Barney is scheduled to come for a series of shows. My girls have outgrown Barney, but Vin lately is showing some interest on him. I am thinking of bringing him to see Barney, will have to negotiate with Bea and Sam if they too would like to go. Barney shows aside from Hi-5 is the show that Vin can watch on his own in the toyroom and not need company because like he said "Mama because there are no bad guys!" Well said!

Posts, posts and posts

I recently joined another paid blogging and this time around it requires to have at least two unsponsored original post between their paid post opps. Sounds a little challenging and i have a feeling i might experience writer's blogout ... hahaha! But with everyday activities of the little kiddies i am sure i can find something interesting to talk about everytime! Goodluck to me! :)

Reliable Short Term Loans

At one time or another, no matter if we have a good paying job, the inevitable happens ... we need to make a Cash Advance to buy something at that particular moment. Sometimes what we have to settle cannot wait till the next payday and we have to make a quick Salary Advance to meet that need. Luckily there are a lot of available loan companies that offer this kind of loans but you have to study the payment scheme and interest before applying for one.

My sister who resides in UK has a good place to have Payday Loans as it can grant you a loan at a minimal amount, just the amount you need and have it deposited in her bank account fast. She does not have to go to the office and line up as all is done in the privacy and comforts of her home. What makes it convenient is you agree on when you will repay it and pay again via bank She gets the money that she needs fast and is not burdened of going to the office to apply and to settle it. Everything is really pretty convenient nowadays, thanks to the internet where it connects real people to good and reputable companies. Making our lives better!

Friday, November 9, 2007

My doughnut boy

This is Vin at the Fort donning a Krispy Kreme Baker's Hat! He ate one whole donut and would not take off his hat the whole time we were there. He just loves wearing hats and would gamely flash me a smile everytime i pretended to take his picture with cellphone camera. So i took his picture as he would say after i pretend to click "Mama can i see?" ..hehehe!

Blogging Addicting?

Hmmm... is it really addicting? I have been quite engrossed with it lately and really enjoy going to other peoples blogs and look at the things they have to say. I guess, yeah, you could say blogging is a form of medium where you can just write about anything that is occupying your mind. It's like having a friend who just won't get tired listening about what you have to say no matter how trivial it may be. Yes, blogging is addicting, as i just can't stop! hahaha!

In search or rare coins

Ever since i can remember, my uncle has had a strong passion for collecting coins. He has all his coins properly labeled and in mini albums most especially his collection of rare gold coins which he proudly shows us whenever we visit him. My children showed some interest in his collection which prompted me to ask him where he gets to acquire his collection from. He shared with me a good site for his source of rare and old coins and he can attest to it's authenticity. He said he learned about Monaco through his other collector friends as they too frequent the site to order the most rare gold coins that they are looking for. Makes searching for their coins easier and with good prices too.

Night time stroll

Fresh from Bianca's party (nakalimutan tanggalin ni Sam nametag niya) brought the kids to the Fort for some doughnuts, burgers and sodas as they got tired from playing in the playground outside Bianca's party venue, talk about energy! I too was pooped but i have to keep up with the little tikes ... hehehe! Anyway we are planning on bringing their scooters and RC car for Vin the next time we go there. :)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Multi-tasking galore

Was chatting with Peachy (my guru AKA kinulit ko, together with Jane sa paid blogging) and we were talking about resembling the octopus ways when it comes to getting things done. Hay! Kasi the time we were chatting her little Joaquin wants to play, ako naman Vin was on my lap holding a gameboy while i typed away. Funnny but two different moms can do the same things in different ways but bottom line is WE MOMS GET IT DONE! Galing noh! :)

Then Vin wanted to play dominos and was tugging at my hand na, i said bye to peachy and said "later na lang uli ha" and she goes "ok, bath time na din si joaquin" .. hahaha! And the tasks continue to role in! Happy to be a mom and happy to know great moms too!

Muscle Car

Between Christian and i, i would have to say i dominate the computer time usage than him. But last night he asked if he could use the computer as he was searching for something. I got curious and said to myself what could it be.

Found out he was searching the internet for MuscleCarLit Website because his friends in the office were talking about it. His officemate brought some muscle car magazines and when he was browsing through the pages his eyes caught some very interesting muscle car ads which is why he want to subscribe as well. His passion for cars is still in him and this magazine got his attention and he was boasting about the good read muscle car article he was able to read during his break.

He called me in front of the computer to show me his favorite car model the 1979 Pontiac Trans Am and he marvelled that he has a minature version of that very car in his matchbox collection. Boy, did this site bring out the boy side in him! His eyes full of excitement as he browsed through the site and kept clicking on the links and look at all the cars and the advertisment as well as the art prints for well known cars like the Plymouth, Chevrolet and his favorite the Pontiac lines. Another good site to bookmark for Christian's list if you ask me.

Adobong Pusit

Adobong Pusit is one of my favorite dishes, especially the ones my mama makes! Yummy talaga!

I used to help my mom cook it, she taught me how to clean the squid well, over nga sa clean kasi halos mabura na yung squid sa kaka-wash ko, first take off the ink sac, then take off naman the parang ball sa gitna nung mga tentacles, then naku mahihiya ang labahan sa pag scrub ko sa body ng squid! hehehe!

Anyway, why the sudden topic? Kasi this morning the school principal texted me saying if i could bring the kids to school as the bus service broke down, since it was just walking distance to school okay lang, hard lang kasi the bags then si Vin sleeping pa. The school naman offered to send someone to pick up the bags to somehow ease my burden..hehehe!

So after bringing them to school i passed by a nearby food shop and saw THE adobong pusit, so agad agad i got one order! And the verdict is .... I miss my Mom's adobong pusit!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Blogging like crazy

Yes, i am guilty of blogging like a mad woman today, since i said that this will be my last day (hahah, sure!) to attend to my opps as my work is literally chasing me ... hehehe! i always say that i have to give my 100% to every client which is why i am doing away with my opps for a while (last na nga ito ..hehe). Kakakinis pa kasi i finished a long post when i got disconnected, when i went back to reserve the opps wala na daw, all reserved na!!! hahahah!! Eh di ba blogger saves post automatically? kaya ayun, i will wait when it gets available then link ko na lang sa url nung post ...hehehhe! kakainis!

oh well, i better start with my work kasi malapit na din umuwi kids from school and we have tons of assignment to tackle, it's like i'm back to school!

My past hobby

Still in the fixing mode as i was searching for Sam's assignment for tomorrow, she needs to bring different colors of yarn, so there i was looking in boxes when i saw my long lost hobby ... cross stitching! There it was all my finished work and one unfinished one ..hahah! Cross stitching was something i loved doing when i was still single, i even have fond memories of Christian helping me out when comes over to visit me in our house, and me getting a little angry when he mixes the threads ... heheh!

Happy memories unfolded as i looked at the things i have made, from simple designs, to angels and even the Last Supper, that was my masterpiece, i remeber i was even doing that during breaktime when i was still working. One of these days i will take them out of the boxes and have them framed. I wonder when will i ever get the time to cross stitch again? hmmm ... when Bea and Sam get a little older i will let them finish my unfinished project :)

Home pet

It just struck me that maybe we need a pet for the children, something i can give them on Christmas aside from their list of things that they asked Santa. Hohohoh! I am thinking maybe they are missing out on a chance to show love in another way because we do not have a pet. We had pets, we had fish but they can't hold them, all they do is take turns feeding them, then there was a time we had rabbits, but they too passed plus cleaning the cage of their poop can really be a chore. hhmmmm... am thinking of a pet that is low maintenance, is there any? hahaha!

I would have to say cross out cats as i am not fond of them. Birds? just like fish you just look at them, plus with the onset of birdflu i am quite wary. Dog? hmmm .. this seems a little okay, especially when i saw small doggies at the fort walking alongside little children with no leash. Is there such a dog that does not grow so much and does not need so much maintenance? I wonder. I will have to ask Christian about his views about this. I'm sure the kids would love to have a pet, it's just a matter of what kind of pet is suitable for us, since we do not have maids to keep tabs on the mess of the little pet .. heheh! Will think about this further and will post soon.

Wedding Jewelry

Weddings are really big for our family since this a great time to see everyone in a happy atmosphere and the feeling of being part of something big really can make any one's heart melt with happiness! It's very important that everything should be perfect from the proposal till the wedding day!

I was very excited for my cousin when he called me yesterday and announced that he is about to propose to his long time childhood sweetheart and was asking for my help to make it perfect. I suddenly scurried and searched the internet for the best Engagement Rings to start it off right. It had to be the perfect cut and that it should be special for his soon-to-be-fiancee. We saw a lot of great looking pre-set engagement rings at My Solitaire and the choices are endless, all were perfect!

There is a vast collection of Diamond Rings to choose from, all looking so elegant, and they even have an option to design your own ring.
Was also interested looking at the beautiful Black Diamond Rings for my cousins mom and his soon to be mother in law. I am sure they would love them and look regal wearing it on their fingers.

Another thing that caught my eye was an option to have Sapphire Rings to add color to the all white motif that we are thinking of. But it could actually serve as a color theme to follow as color sapphire is a striking yet classy color. We have a lot of things to cover for this special event and i know starting early and looking at the right places will steer us in the right directions.

We are likewise contemplating of giving the principal sponsors matching Diamond Pendants for them to wear during the wedding and will serve as a gift to them as my cousin's special people in the entourage. I was eyeing on the pendants that looked like a string of stones, very classic and very versatile as you can wear even in an informal occasion as well as formal as a wedding and still show off your good taste. I really want to make this wedding something that they will remember fondly after so many years of being together and for both the groom and brides family be happy with.

I will definitely bookmark My Solitaire as this answers all our jewelry needs, from the most romantic part of the proposal up to the lasting end of the wedding vows!

Christmas orders officially on!

I have had a lot inquiries through emails and texts regarding Christmas offerings like personalized tags and photo calendars/name frames way back in August. But yesterday alone i have four confirmed Christmas orders already! So i guess, yes, this is it! The Christmas orders are coming in and have to be ready to face them alongside my other design orders for parties. I really love what i do, especially since all my work is done here at home with the kiddies! :)

I miss FotoMe booths

Remember when FotoMe booths were all around the metro and this is the usual place for me and my classmates have our group picture taken, mindless that we are trying to fit 7 faces in the small frame ... gone were those days! Then it was replaced by Neoprints and later on that one faded ... which is why when we attended Jody's party i could not let the chance pass by and miss having our picture taken in a booth somehow resembling FotoMe!

This time around instead of friends, i have my kids with me! I miss FotoMe booths where we can just let it all hang loose and get the prints after 2 minutes and was very cheap back then ... hehehe!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Best kept discount secrets revealed

Just when you think you haven't felt the Christmas rush, think again. Thanksgiving is just about over and the Christmas shopping begins! But before you think that Christmas shopping means double marked up prices, there is a great way to beat the system ... it's starting just after Thanksgiving by being on the lookout for thanksgiving ads to officially mark the Christmas shopping! This is a perfect time as things can go really low on Black Friday from different stores all around. But what makes shopping on a Black Friday is that you can just shop in the leisure of your home and touch many different stores with the stroke of a few keys on your computer. Not only do you get a head start on shopping but you are spared from lining up in stores, searching for a parking space and lugging your purchases from store to store.

My girls have different likes and they have been raving about getting Bratz dolls for Christmas. Christian on the other hand being the handyman around the house has his eyes on some Black and Decker power tools which i can get at discounted price on Black Friday even before the crowd hits the store. I really want to give in to all their Christmas wish list but i can only do that if i can get to the discounted stuff before the shopping mania hits all of us! Thank goodness to huge discounts on Black Friday!

Still YM less

It's been a while since my computer has been reformatted, but still i do not have a decent yahoo messenger to date. I make do with the YM web based and it can be sometimes frustrating because the windows are quite small and limited to short messages only. But i am in no position to complain, better that nothing i always say!

But the motto of "never say never!" is my battle cry, kaya wait lang at i will find a way to get a regular ym soon! I miss chatting! :)

Mommy makeover

It's is such a joy to be a mom, that is a fact nobody can contest, the feeling can really overwhelm you and it means the world to us. Being a mom entails a lot of responsibilities since we are now taking under our wing children who will look up to us with so much awe and love. Our children will need to be proud of us in any way, it may be the way we take care of them, the way we discipline them, how we show our love and even how we look. Today's society dictates that we should always look good no matter how pressured and hectic our lives are, it is a responsibility not just for others but for ourselves to look and feel good.

Being a stay at home mom to three kids at the age of 38 it really can be challenging to stay pretty, with all the everyday routine i go through, sometimes just rushing out to go to my child's school can catch me sporting an old shirt and my hair in a hurried ponytail. Looking in the mirror as soon as i get home makes me gasp that i was out in that get-up, and boy do i need a an emergency mommy makeover asap! Fortunately i have maintained my slim figure all these year but there are still a lot of work to be done! hahaha!

I began browsing through the internet and found beverly hills plastic surgery inviting to try. I was talking to my mommy friend a few days back and we discussed that she too was open to the idea of having it done to further enhance her looks. I guess given that that the procedure proves safe then yes maybe it is viable. She said she is looking in seeing a los angeles cosmetic surgeon to feel and look like a star! She said she has been giving this some serious thought for some time. I am so excited to see her new look when she comes over here to visit for Christmas!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Delivery time, Bianca's Party , and The Fort Pasyal too!

Jody's 2nd daughter Bianca celebrated her 1st Birthday last saturday and my three kids had a great time! Her theme was Disney (as in all Disney characters) and her main stage was a mock-up castle. And she had as special guests Mickey and Minnie :)

We came a little late kaya we missed some games and the coloring contest, had a lot of deliveries kasi in the morning till after lunch kaya i thought di na kami makakapunta. Buti nakahabol pa kami.

My girls had their hair done sa hair salon, while Christian and Vin played games, ako naman stayed sa table kasi medyo pagod na ..heheh, oldie na!

Pero nung finish na sina Bea sa salon we girls had our picture taken sa Clique booth, (scan ko pa yung pics later ..heheh!) Syang lang walang parang monitor sa loob ng booth kaya di mo makita kung nasa gitna ba kayo nung frame, but all the same i liked the idea na they have duplicates of the pictures that were pasted sa isang book where you write your birthday message. Ang galing na idea!

As always smiling faces si Jody and Dicky kahit shempre pagod na din, proud parents of two princesses. Jody 's brother naman friend ni Christian from way, way back kaya nagkwentuhan din sila. Ako naman si jacqui ang parati ko nakakasabay sa game booths at redemption booth ... hehee!

Si apple din pala did a good job sa balloons kaya isa din sila sa mga naka-alis since they had to ligpit their stuff.

Meme naman of Konspeto booth has always been so nice, kahit kumakain siya ina-assit pa niya sina bea if they wanted hats and wings for the picture.

All in all the party was a success, congrats Jody and Dicky!

Kami naman after the party naglaro pa mga kids sa playground sa labas, while ako sat sa swing ..hehe!

Then we wenr to Bonifacio Hi for some donuts and coffee, and little stroll and burgers, before we finally called it a day! Went home mga 1am na nga din. :)

Will download pics from the camera nung mga pics nila Vin sa Fort :)

Busy, busy, busy ... but always happy!

It's been a very busy vacation for me, from the trick or treat preps and treks of the three kids, school programs, client meet ups and design work i can hardly call it a vacation. whew!

The good part is amidst all the activities we were all together at home or wherever i had to go, at least the minuses the worries and i can somehow make MY errand the kids activity time by stopping at the nearest timezone or burger joint. hehehe!

How long till Christmas break?? But i have a strong feeling it will be much busier as orders for Christmas stuffs are slowly trickling in. Hmmm.. i better stock up on multivitamins! hahaha!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Hairloss worries? No more!

During the vacation was able to meet up with my the bigger part of the family, a time to get together and talk casually and have fun. Was talking to my aunt who was much older than me and yet i marvelled on how she had very thick head of hair despite her age. She disclosed to me that before she has some problems and her hair started to fall out, luckily a friend of hers was able to share that she was using provillus, and it solved her hair loss problem. And after using it she said that provillus really rejuvenated her hair follicles and really stimulated new hair growth. I can see how she is so proud of her find to battle hair loss.

Since we were already seated beside each other we kept on talking about just about anything under the sun. We then talked about finances and the times that yes sometimes she gets strapped with cash and she shared that she usually needs cash advance to tide her away and she usually avails of pay day loans to help her out during the time she needs extra cash immediately. My aunt really has what it takes to feel secure, may it be aesthetically and financially, she really has them covered.

Blog Home Page Sprucing

Since i had a few spare minutes on my hands i decided to fix my html codes on the side so it would look pleasing to the eyes, OC na ito! Fixed them according to sizes para maganda siya tignan. hehehe!

Joined some blog directories as well, fun pala!

Added a widget on the bottom of my page as well, was even able to squeeze in Christian and my theme song ...mushy! hahahah!

Well, enough rambling, have to make use of the time pa to do some laundry ... back to reality! hehehe!
Will set up the wading pool for the three kiddies so i can accomplish a lot of things since the laundry area is at the rooftop, saves me on going up and down to check on them if i leave them downstairs. :)