Friday, October 30, 2009

Signal 3 Up

Heard the news ... storm signal three is up here in Metro Manila.

It has been predicted that the typhoon will hit land by 10:00 pm. In just an hour it will happen. It has started drizzling and a stronger breeze has started ... hopefully it won't be like they have forecasted.

I have my flashlights ready and charged all our cellphones too in case there are any power interruptions.

Hope all will be well.

Card Collection

Love and Berry trading fashion cards are still very hot for my two girls and they both have their own albums for it. Secretly i am really glad that Bea and Sam's age are not so far from each other .. this way they have the same likes and they can relate to just about anything. I know that they will always be there for each other and will also look out for their little brother all the time. I just love my three kids to no end! I cannot imagine living with out them ... uh-oh my post is becoming sentimental ... must be the weather ... hahaha ... it has started to rain now.

Perfect Faux Hair

Was in the mall last week to look at tile flooring choices for my cousin's kitchen upcoming renovation and spotted this faux ponytail in a nearby accessories store. It was the perfect color with Sam's natural haircolor so i put it on her and took a quick shot. I kept on asking her if she likes it, but she was really shy and kept saying "No Mama, i don't like ..." so i did not buy it. I know that she really wants to grow her hair ... but maybe because the sales person kept on saying that it really looked real on Sam's hair so she said she did not want it because of the attention she was getting. But all the same i took a photo of it and really like it on her ... will ask her again one of these days if she changed her mind about it when we go to the mall again ... never say die ... lol!

Controversial Photo Shoot
























These are only a few of the pictures that are making quite a stir because of the coloring of the models skin tones and making them dark. They are the present contestants of the reality model search of model Tyra Banks.

Personally, i don't find anything offensive with the pictures ... for me it kinda showed the versatility of the girls looks and is no way showing racial discrimination. I marvel at their body frames because they can wear anything and still look good. Working out is surely the answer here to have that svelte body, maybe a few minutes with a Kettlebell will do wonders for their posture as well.

I wonder who will emerge the winner this year?

I have my favorites.


Christmas Love

The holiday rush is also felt by my design work load as early as October, but this week alone i have been getting a lot of design orders for calendars and personalized christmas cards more than i had last year. Looks like people have been more affectionate and really wants to reach out to their loved ones more than ever. Seeing the happy smiles in the pictures they send me gives me a warm feeling that Christmas is coming and love is over flowing from one family to another. I just love this season! I really love thinking of THE perfect present for each one. I am big on gift giving !

Doing Good

My kindergarten little boy always comes home with three stars excellent stanp everyday! I ask him why he gets this coveted stamp, he would tell me "Oh, it's because i finished my work right away Mama, all done."

Took a picture of it before i give him his bath and it be gone for a few hours and be back again the next day ... yey! So proud of Vin!

By the way with only 5months of school, he now knows how to read! Yup, he can now read simple sentences!

So proud of Vin! I am really one lucky parent because all of my three kids are doing good in school and most importantly they really love going to school ... whew! Hahaha!

Short Semestral Break

Our school break begins today and will go back to school in four days ... so short .... but who am i to complain ...still love the break. I have tons of things to do and one of the major things i have to do is to do house sprucing and major sorting. Following the growing list of duties is my growing laundry basket ... uh-oh. I started hitting the laundry mode this morning to get a head start before the typhoon hits us and ruin my newly washed clothes. So far so good.

To give me a sense of happiness while running the washing machine i had my radio with me who continously played Christmas songs! Yup, Christmas is really coming. I was at the mall the other day and was surrounded with large, colorful and attractive artificial christmas trees decked with all the trimmings! There is no stopping Christmas ... typhoon or no typhoon it is coming .. so let us all be happy with all the blessings we have received all throughout the year!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rainy All Souls Day

I got this from a news site:


MANILA -- Typhoon Santi has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Wednesday, prompting the government to warn the public from visiting cemeteries during the All Saint's Day celebration.

Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro, who leads the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), said the new storm might trap those who visit their dead relatives at the cemeteries this weekend or there may be traffic congestion that could delay the response and relief efforts that may have to be done.

"Let us avoid visiting our relatives at the cemeteries, and if we really need to make a visit, we can do it earlier - before Saturday," Teodoro said.

Forecasters said Typhoon Santi (international codename: Mirinae) continues to gather strength as it moves towards northern Luzon as of late Wednesday evening.

I already have plans on taking the three kids to visit Christian's mom this Saturday as they have not visited for quite some time. I hope the storm does not push through, not only is it breaking tradition of visiting and honoring the dead with it's coming but instilling fear on our fellowmen with the danger it can bring. I used to think of storms as normal occurences, but now since the Ondoy experience it has a different meaning and i do not take it lightly.

I pray that we all be safe despite the coming of Ramil this weekend.

Age Catching Up

I have been experimenting on a new age defying cream that promises to stop the sign the age of skin aging and really keep my skin moisturized. It has been two weeks since i started it and happily i am getting good results with it. Yey! Aside from the face cream that i am using thay also have other products like eye cream, lip cream and even feet lotions that i am thinking if i should still try them. I will wait for a few more days and then try a few of their products since the face cream has given me favorable results. My age is really catching up on me ... have to run a little faster now .. hahaha!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Weekend!

It's a weekend!!

At last!!

I really thrive on weekends, especially that all the kids are in school which means i too have everyday school activities as well. My ym chats have been on hold for some time because of the hordes of assignment the three kids bring home everyday, plus the projects we have to finish.

So, you can imagine how happy i am that it is finally a weekend! Hahahha! I can finally surf the net and help out my friend for the best weight loss pills available, because she knows i love looking around the internet so she will take my word on it. Talk about trustung a friend! Hahahha! I will be assuring her of good recommendations for sure, that's what friends are for anyway!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

No Breaks

There are news that due to the suspended school days due to the typhoon and flooding our semestral break and Christmas break will no longer be applied to make up for the lost school days. I am looking forward to theses breaks because for me they are literally 'breaks' from our routine. There are also talks for the possibility of Saturday classes so the breaks will no longer be shortened. I am on a cross road ... i don't like any of the options ... hehehe!

I want my breaks and i want my Saturdays!

40-ish

I can't believe i am nearing my mid 40's in a few months ... so for the record i am 40-ish! Lol! I usually engage in playful banter with my mommy friends i school and when the age topic comes around they are suprised to learn that i turned forty last August. Maybe its because i don't feel it yet that is why i still act like a thirty year old (hahaha .. fat chance!) and still deceive myself .. hehehe! My friend told me that by the age of thirty five she was already going to the gym and taking weight loss pills to keep her health in check. I have yet to step into a gym, though i really want to work out and tone my body to get it ready in my olden years (hehehe) but i really cannot find the time to do it .. so many things to do, so little time! My daily schedule is tough enough and actually serves as my workout ... hahaha!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Replenish Fast

Here is the scenario at Shopwise taken by my friend yesterday when she did her grocery. These empty aisles are where the selection of instant noodles were once available ... not anymore.




Do your shopping for food as soon as you can, another typhoon is coming in .. let us all be prepared to stay indoors. Stay safe everyone.

Prepare

Typhoon Ondoy has taught us a lot ...

... one of the hundreds of things it has taught us is to be prepared ... for anything.

There are things that we take for granted and then suddenly it is too late.

On top of my list to consider and evaluate once more is our present health care. I am looking if this is the best for us now. I have heard good things about Blue Cross NC so i am looking into it and will surely consider it. This difficult times after the wrath of the storm we now feel the effects of it.

Aside from food and clothes that are needed in relief centers the growing need for medicines to combat the diseases that have been developing rapidly. A lot of them are suffering from diarrhea, cough, cold and flu because of the state of their living condition plus what they have experienced during the flood. My heart goes out for them.

Another storm is entering the country, Pepeng, let us all be prepared for it and pray that we all be safe.