New Year's Eve Celebration

Monday, December 31, 2007







Day 13: soda free =)

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Pick your Credit Card Now

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Buy or Sell

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Buying or selling a home is quite taxing. I would rather hire the services of a real estate agent. They know the ins and outs when it comes to real estate properties. Plus the fact that I don't have the time going to this and that trying to fix the papers. Some people can make it hard for you especially once they know that you know nothing about purchasing or selling your real estate property. So if I were you, to make things easier and to have a smooth transition, hire the services of gmacrealestate.com.

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Still Sick

I thought I was feeling well already because of the medication. I slept quite early last night, to give my body a much needed rest, so that I will be able to wake up recharged. I woke up at 7 in the morning, but could not even drag myself up. I decided just to stay home and not work anymore. I don't want to spend New Year in bed! Boo to that! I slept the whole time, waking up only just to have lunch and dinner. Well I did a 1 opportunity though but that was it. I was again sleepy, so I gave in. Waaahhh, now I can't sleep, I'm still a little feverish, cough and colds not improving. Josh came to my room and told me, "Mom, I prayed to God that you will not die." I was like what? Of course I'm not gonna die, it's just a simple fever, cough and colds, and nothing serious. He always tells that whenever I'm sick. He always prays that I will not die.


Day 12: soda free =)

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Why Pay More?

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Sore Nose

Saturday, December 29, 2007

I have sore throat and a SORE NOSE (my nose has gotten bigger all the more, eeewwww!)! All from runny nose, I can't even breathe. I think I'm gonna have a flu, but I have to fight it. I have work tomorrow and I don't wanna miss it. I've taken 3 kinds of medicine already, biogesic for my fever, neozep for my colds and ventolin for my cough. I ate 2 whole kamias during dinner, to help with the itchiness. I'm supposed to gargle the juice extracted from it, but I just couldn't do it. I'm having valda pastilles now to ease the itch a little. I'll be sleeping in a while, I need to rest. Maybe the reason why I caught this flu is due to lack of sleep, plus loads and loads of work at home.


Day 11: soda free =)

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On With the Challenge

Friday, December 28, 2007

Day 10: Soda free =)

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Fun in the Sun

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Here's another great travel destination. Another great way to spend a weekend or a summer vacation perhaps in an All Inclusive Mexico Vacations. Enjoy their unique beach resorts along the Riviera Maya. Gosh I've seen some pictures, and it's awesome! It makes me want to pack my bags and leave right away. I love the beach pretty much, and if given a choice I really love to live by the sea. By the way, I found a hotel that will give us an exceptional vacation experience. You know why? They make everything very convenient for their guests. They only serve gourmet food. They make sure that great vacation come with great food. And beat this, they have beach butlers who will take care of your needs while sunbathing. Woohoo, we will all feel like kings and queens!

Oh they also have this so called adult area which is perfect for a honeymoon destination. They have intimate hidden spots for lovers, a great way to surprise your partners with a romantic kiss. There's actually a lot more to explore. So let's all pack our bags and head to this great travel destination. Don't forget to pack a couple of swimwear and some diving gears, and let's have fun under the sun.

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Meet Trixie

Meet Trixie! She's the one in the middle in her pink jammies. And she sleeps in the middle too ^_^, but somehow she always ends up on the floor =(. I got her on the 25th of December at Animaland. It's like build-a-bear in New York, the shop that the kids did not miss when we were there. They got each a bear and lots and lots of outfits. I only got Trixie one outfit though, but I'm planning to get her more. It's fun dressing her up. It's fun being child-like once in a while ^_^.


Day 9: Soda free =)

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Cha...Challenge

Day8: Soda Free =) Dec. 26

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Almost Paradise

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


OMG! I found a perfect getaway, be it summer or winter. Gosh when I saw this on the internet, I was like, I want to go there someday. I actually heard my husband and his friend talk about this place while we were having dinner one time. She is a well travelled lady, and Italy is one of her favorite destination. She was describing to us this place in Italy but I couldn't quite get the picture. When I finally saw the pictures on the internet, my jaw dropped. It's some sort of paradise. Imagine waking up in the morning with the Dolomite Mountains as your backdrop. Yes, it can be seen from any view especially if you stay at Hotel Interski **** - Val Gardena Dolomites. The hotel is located in the middle of Val Gardena, and accessible to every activity you can think of, be it summer or winter. I think I'd love to go there during the summer first. I want to experience nature at its best by hiking or even biking. I'd love to discover the heart of the Dolomites. It's also nice to go there during winter time. I heard that it's every skiers dream to visit that place. This will be added to my wish list, and I hope I get it anytime soon.


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Happy Christmas

Christmas lunch was spent over at my in-laws. I was not able to take photos because the friend of my SIL borrowed my camera. I don't think Ish took some photos too. We were just engrossed with the food prepared by my MIL.

Christmas dinner was spent at my Mom's. She prepared a sumptous dinner too. I totally forgot about ham and queso de bola for our own Christmas Eve Noche Buena. It's only when I saw Mom's Excellente Ham and Marca Pina Queso de Bola that I remembered, boo we didn't have that for Noche Buena. Oh never mind, I'll see to it that we're gonna have that on our table this New Year's Eve.

As usual, we went to watch Enteng Kabisote. For those of you who are familiar with this blog, you all know that it's part of our so called "Christmas" tradition. I dozed off a bit in the middle of the movie, probably I was too tired preparing for our Noche Buena. Everyone enjoyed the movie as usual. And yeah we have an added Christmas tradition. Me and Ish decided to get a new stuffed toy from Animaland every Christmas. I named my bear Trixie. She's cute, right now she's wearing her pink jammies.

I'd like to thank everyone who dropped by to greet me a Merry Christmas! I really appreciate it. I'm sorry if I haven't been to your blogs, work was neck deep.


Day 7: I had COKE =(

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On With the Challenge

Monday, December 24, 2007

Day 6: Soda Free =)

Oh yes! It's kinda hard especially if you are addicted to it. I am struggling, yes, but then I have to do it. I think this is the longest time that I haven't had any soda. I'm having headaches lately, I don't know if this has something to do with being soda free, some kind of a withdrawal, but I don't think so. It's maybe due to the sudden change of temperature, yeah that's it. On with the CHALLENGE!

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Adidas Golf

Sunday, December 23, 2007

There are a lot of brands, but Adidas has become a favorite among athletes. It's probably because of its superior quality when it comes to sports wear. I have a few Adidas items, and I'm really happy with it. It's durable, yet very affordable, no wonder they always run out of stock. I heard that their golf line called Adidas golf is doing very well in the market, and has become a favorite among golfers too. Well I'm not surprised at all, good quality always stays on top.

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Packed

I went to Trinoma again to do some last minute shopping. Geez, seems like everyone is there. They even had to control people going inside the Crocs Store. Looks like Crocs is part of everyone's wishlist this Christmas.

Ish convinced me to buy this really humungous BEAR, it's gonna be her boarder just for tonight, uuumm hopefully. She really liked it a lot and was very happy when I bought it. Actually she wanted the biggest one, but I didn't enough moolah to buy it. Maybe next time Ish, or better yet maybe you can buy it with your Christmas moolah, bwaaaahhh!


Day 5: Soda Free =)

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Now Hiring

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My Dream Pool

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Do you want your existing pool to look something like the one in the picture? It's really nice and modern, not like the old traditional pools we normally see. I can suggest a website that does just that. You can try az pool remodeling, they have been in the business for 29 years already, and that makes them the oldest pool company in Mesa, Arizona. They build like 200 to 300 pools in a year, and they can even customize it to fit your lifestyle. If only our lot can allow having a pool, then I'd like to have something like that. It's the kids' dream to have a pool at home.

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Tired


I spent the whole afternoon baking cookies to be given away. I made 2, oatmeal raisin w/ choco chip, and chocolate chip. When Ish smelled the aroma of the cookies, she immediately went down to help. My son on the other hand was busy chatting with his friends. He came down too, but in a disguise of a food critic. Oh that's what he wants to become someday ^_^. He said the cookies were A OK, but liked the choco chip cookies more. I think I made about 150, that's why I fell asleep while taking a rest. Oh I ate a lot too for dinner, we had Chicken Curry and Fried Veggie Lumpia, yum!


Day 4: Soda Free =)

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Christmas Break

It's the start of the Christmas Break for the kids. They had their Christmas Party yesterday. Oh they brought home a lot of gifts from classmates and friends. I asked them if they enjoyed the party, and they answered in unison, "YES"! They had some games which they enjoyed. Ish on the other hand got an award. She is the Best Singer in their class. She's happy with what she got. Hmmm, all those singing while taking a bath paid off huh ^_^.

Anyway, Ish asked if she can go to her classmate's house. We allowed her to go, but she has to be brought there by our driver. Originally she was to ride with her classmates, but we were not totally ok with that. She was kinda bargaining with us, but NO. I told her, if you wanna go, then Kuya (the driver) has to bring her, PERIOD. After some chilling out at her classmate's house, they proceeded to Trinoma. I immediately took a bath to accompany her, again we're not ok with just herself and her classmates going to the Mall. Times are hard, and she is too young to be by herself.

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Store Your Wines Properly

Friday, December 21, 2007

Isn't that pretty? I really want to have that for Christmas. I know, you'd say the reason why I picked it is because of the swirls. Yeah I am totally in love with anything that's "swirly". I don't know why, but ever since I can remember, anything with swirls that I get hold on too, I really buy it. I just find it very appealing. I think that would make a beautiful piece of furniture in the house. Something that would make people's head turn. And besides it's really unique. I do have a Wine Rack at home, but it holds only 3 bottles. All the rest of the bottles are just lying in the store room. Obviously, I'm not storing my wines properly, but what can I do, as I've said I only have a rack that holds 3 bottles. So I guess it's about time that I get a new one ASAP. Especially now that it's the season of giving, a lot of our clients and friends give us wines as presents. This time I'm not gonna let it stand just like that. Wines are expensive and I don't want to put it to waste. I'd like to enjoy its real taste.

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Goodbye Blisters!

At last, I found a website for Blister Treatment. This is quite a problem for me, I'm really fond of walking around and it has made my feet really really ugly because of the blisters. What an unsightly thing to look at. Sometimes I find it embarrassing to be wearing those stylish stilettos all because of the marks left from blisters. All I need to do now is put some vanishing cream to the marks/scars, after which I'll be putting these patches to all my favorite footwear. Oh now I remember, I can wear this really beautiful shoes that I bought a couple of years back, but have worn it like twice only. You know why? It's ill-fitting. I really get terrible blisters when I wear it. I can put it out now and start enjoying it.

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New TV

Wee! We got a new tv, a 29 inch Samsung Slim. It will replace our old (read:15 year old JVC) tv in our bedroom. It's actually a free gift for being a very good client. Originally, it's only a 21-inch Samsung but we had it upgraded, with just a little cash out of our pockets. It will be delivered on Sunday because they didn't have any stock at their store. They have to order it direct from the Samsung Office. I think it's very saleable because of it's reasonable price. Oh I also got an Imarflex Juicer, which is part of the gift. Now I can make our fruit juices combined with vegetables. It's time to get healthy you know.


Day 3 - Soda free =)

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Soda-Free Challenge

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I am challenging myself to be soda free. Supposedly it started yesterday, the 19th of December. But today while I was at Burger King, I totally forgot that I have this challenge. I was already half way drinking my Coke when I remembered that I'm not supposed to drink coke or any soda for that matter. Darn! I should have been on day 2 already. Do you know the reason why I want to go on this challenge? I want to have a flatter stomach. I've been dancing for almost 3 years already, but I still have a flabby stomach. So there!

Day 2: I had Coke =(

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What's Your GreenIQ?

I haven't really put much thought on this, until I came upon this website. I was quite ashamed of myself that I have not been a very big help on saving our earth. I know I sound quite ridiculous, but come to think of it. It's not that hard really if we are all well informed. It's IGNORANCE that can make us idiots sometimes. That's why when I started browsing all the information shared on this website, I have regarded myself a complete idiot for not knowing. I was like, oh really?

Now do you want to know your GreenIQ? It can help you gauge your carbon emission and environmental footprint. By knowing your GreenIQ, you will become aware of many things, and eventually become a person who can make a lot of difference. Isn't that wonderful? We can all do our share to stop further destruction on our mother earth.

Find out more on how to go green by following the tips at GreenIQ.com. You will be surprised to find out how easy it is to go green. Did you know that there are 5 ways to go green today? Do you know that you can also "green" your beauty routine? Now that it's Christmas time, you can also go "green" when it comes to wrapping your presents. There are many ways to go green, all we need to do is educate ourselves and follow all tips and suggestions on how to go green. Let's do our share.

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Dream Big

This is what I have been waiting for. Many of us want to further our studies but we don't have the time to be in a class. I know this is one of the reasons that is keeping us from making one of our dreams come true. Well not anymore, since there are online phd programs being offered. I am just one step behind in fulfilling my dream. Honestly I have been thinking hard about this really, there are times that I feel discouraged thinking how to go about it. I know going to a regular class is quite impossible at this time, since I have a family to take care of. But now that everything is quite conveniently available over the internet, I have to do some serious thinking. How about you? Do you have plans to further your studies? Is there a promotion that you are not qualified just because you don't have a Master's Degree or a PhD perhaps? It's now time to consider online PhD, MBA, or MA programs. These programs are available at Capella University.

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Hair Products

Look what I discovered! A website that has Hair Products for everyone. It's actually a skin, hair and body website. A one-stop website in other words. I like how they made their website, it's easy for everyone to hover. Take a look at their categories and you will know what I mean. It won't take you one hundred years just to find the specific product that you need. This will be an advantage for us consumers. Everything is laid down and it saves so much of our time. I also like their idea of putting best seller products in one category. It helps me decide because I know for a fact that for it to be put in the best seller category, it must be a superb product.

There's another thing that I like in this website. They just don't advertise products. They provide help by explaining what causes certain problems, say for you hair, then they try to explain the solution for it. They list down the problem solving products. If you have problems with your skin, hair and body, worldofhair.com is the best site for you. I've bookmarked this site already, so that I will know of the products that will help me with my hair problem.

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The Boy Who Turned 12

That's me and my darling boy. That was taken during his birthday, the 15th of December. We had a small dinner over at a chinese restaurant at Mall of Asia. We asked him what he wanted to have on this special day. All he wanted was Noodles with Soup. So I got him Beef and Wanton Noodles. At first he wanted some Crabs (that to him is good food), but later he changed his mind.

Anyway, what's with the number 12? The day he turned 12, he transformed into a typical teenager. I think he now takes interest in girls, talking about them almost everyday. I told him that I was happy with that (ahem), not that I wanna be a grandmother soon, but really. I'm as excited as him. I love listening to his stories.

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Try the Magnetic Diet

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Do you want to discover how to attain the body of your dreams? Simple, here's what you need to do. First, you need to control your cravings, second, you need to burn your fats, and lastly, you need to build muscles. Easier said than done right? But it is possible, even without popping in a diet pill, or sweating it out on different equipments, or even depriving yourself of food. All you need to do is follow these weight loss programs. Now is the time to put an end to the vicious cycle of losing weight only to gain it back again. Go on a Magnetic Diet.


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No BodyGuard


My day started early despite the fact that I slept at three in the morning. I woke up at 8 to get ready to go and pay for our monthly taxes at the Bureau of Internal Revenue. I had to go to three areas particularly Caloocan, Pasay and Makati. I actually finished early and didn't encounter any hassles. Since I was done, I decided to go back to 168 Mall sans the bodyguard. I hope I was able to get everything I needed because it has already been three days of going back and forth. It's quite tiring, I see multitudes of people, all from different walks of life. Gone are the days that only those who can't really afford go to Divisoria, now it's getting to be everyone's favorite shopping paradaise.

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How To Choose A Web Host

For those of you who are contemplating on getting your own domain, I advise you to be wise in your decision of picking a web host. I made this very big mistake when I had my own domain and I had to look for another reputable web host. This is really very important. You do not want to turn away your readers nor your advertisers because your web site is always down. That's what happened to me and I got really frustrated. So I suggest you look into this web site, http://www.webhostingchoice.com. They have listed a few guide to choosing the right web host. Not many of us really understand the basics of web hosting, that is why they have a quick start guide for us to be able to choose what suits our needs.

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BodyGuard

I decided to go again to 168 yesterday afternoon. I just don't understand why I can't buy everything in a day. Nope I'm not senile or anything, it's just that the list keeps on growing. When I asked permission from N to leave for 168, at the last minute he decided to go with me. We took the public transportation (it's so impossible these days to bring a vehicle). I was quite worried that he's going with me. He is not used to that place, much more with the crowds gathered. My motherly instincts started working and I was quite protective of him. I know this is funny, but I dunno really. I acted like I was his Mom, looking after him all the time. I was even worried that he'll get lost or something.

Tomorrow I'm planning to have a trip there once more. This time it's Josh's list that grew. He said he was not gonna give some presents to the girls, but when I checked his list, gosh it grew to 15. I still lack about 10 presents to give, so off to 168 Mall I go again. N is looking forward to go with me again.

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Do I Really Need an Insurance?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

After a lot of thinking, my husband has decided to get an insurance. He wants to guarantee his family of a solid financial future after he's gone. It was very timely indeed because he was able to Save Money on Insurance. The package that was offered to him was something he really can't resist. He was able to take advantage of the Family Insurance he has been planning to get with reduced premiums. Knowing my husband, at first he really wasn't for the idea of purchasing an insurance. But after browsing the insurance quotes provided by the Quoting Insurance Services, he was able to find the best insurance fit for his family. And why not, the quotes sent to him were already based on his requirements and ones best suited for his needs.

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Mobile Phones

Monday, December 17, 2007

I just don't like it when the phone carriers lock the units they are giving out. It's like duh! Everyone knows that we can always find a way to have it unlocked. So instead of getting the free mobile phones they offer me, I usually say no and just opt for monthly rebates instead. I'd rather buy this kind of unlocked phone. Normally the ones those carriers are giving out are somewhat so-so. Just for the sake of giving that is.

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Rings Around the Fingers

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Finding the right wedding rings can be just as important as finding the right engagement rings, but thanks to Danforth Diamond you can find both in the same place. I know that you thought finding the best diamonds to put into a ring for her was about as hard as it was going to get, but picking out the perfect wedding bands together is just as important, but if you follow my advice and check out Danforth Diamond, I think you'll be please, and quickly understand why they're an industry leader when it comes to helping people just like you find just what they're looking for.

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Boo!

I really feel so bad. I thought I was able to get a good deal. In fact I was really proud of myself when I was able to get a very good discount of an item I saw. Good thing there was only one left in their stock. I was even planning to get a few of it to give away on Christmas to some of my friends. If not I would be wailing by now. If I was to get 5 pcs of that item, then I'd lose 1000 pesos. That's a pretty good sum and I will not be able to forgive myself for being soooo stupid. Sometimes it really pays to do some window shopping first to be able to compare prices. But I don't have the luxury of time to do that. Oh well!

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Car Accessories

Saturday, December 15, 2007

My husband has been dressing up our vehicles for quite sometime now. And I am mighty proud of how our vehicles look. His concern is not only to dress up our cars but also the benefits one can get by putting up all these accessories. Take for example the stainless steel fender trim he placed in our vehicles. He thought of putting it so that it can protect our cars from scratches brought about by mud, dirt, and gravel. He has placed a lot of accessories that he thinks will protect us in case we meet vehicular accidents. Come to think of it, he is right after all. So I don't complain whenever he tells me that we need this and that for our vehicles, after all he is just concerned with our safety.

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Paintings

Friday, December 14, 2007

I don't really mind whether it's reproduction or not. I'm talking about buying a painting to hang on our empty walls. Honestly, we don't have any paintings at home so our living room or any room for that matter really looks bare. Admit it, a house would look beautiful with paintings on the walls. So what if it's Art Reproductions, as long I have something to put in the dead spots of our house. And of course let's face it, I'm not one of the taipans to be able to buy one, lol. I can settle for a reproduction actually.

While I was browsing Overstockart.com, I can't help but admire the Abstract Oil Paintings they have in their website. And my eyes got really big upon seeing their prices. The ones that I liked were on sale. It's like I don't have any reason this time not to own it. Aside from the fact that it's on sale, shipping is free. I can always have it shipped over at my sister's place in the United States. Oh before I forget, these are real hand painted oil paintings. With 70 percent off the gallery price, this is such a good buy. Go check it out too. They can even help you choose a perfect painting to match your decor.

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I Still Do Monetize This Blog

I think not everybody knows that my account with one of the blog for money networks was suspended for 2 weeks. I've written in my other blog the reasons for the suspension. Now I guess I have to reinvent this blog, probably turn it to a food blog. I do have a Fashion Blog already, so I guess food blog it is! I hope you still continue patronizing this blog, and I hope you can get something from this hipChef wannabe.

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Get the Best Lawyers

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Maybe you can bookmark this page right now, who knows you might need the services of a Baltimore car accident attorney someday. Their main goal is to protect the rights of injured people and that of their families. And their mission is to seek justice and get fair compensation for the injured including their families. With the 30 years that they've been in the business, they have received many professional accolades including the highest "AV" rating and Lawyer of the Year Award. For such as law firm to be given those distinguished Awards, it spells only one thing. They are one of the best if not the best.

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I'm Changing my Mind

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

While having dinner awhile back, I was looking at our christmas tree from afar. I thought I was admiring it, but at the back of my mind, I was hoping that we can let it rest next year. We've had our tree for 4 years already, so with the ornaments. So I told my husband that I want a new tree next year. Originally I expressed my desire to have a real pine, but I think I'm changing my mind. I'm known to be setting up my tree either 1st week of November or 2nd week the latest. I don't think a real pine will last that long. I've seen it over at my in-laws. They've had it last November 20, and it's slowly drying up. I think I'll just get a fake tree, one that looks like a real fresh pine. Yep I've already seen one at Landmark in Trinoma.

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Wedding Rings

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I wish I was getting married again, of course to the same guy, lol. All because of the wedding rings I saw at wedding-band-ring.com. Oh, I just remembered, he lost his wedding band. Hhmm, we need not marry again, I have every reason to choose for a new set of wedding bands. Anyway he has mentioned in the past that he wants to have have a band. Ok people, it's time to do a little browsing, I'll checkout again if the platinum band I saw at their website is still there. Tata for now!

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Video Games

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Do you know what I do when I feel like everything's monotonous? I go to my son's room and play video games. Sometimes I play for two hours straight, and if it gets a little exciting, I go beyond the two hours. It relieves the stress and help me work on my reflex. I noticed that I have gotten a little slower, and it helps getting back my reflex. Not only that, I get to exercise, especially if I use his Nintendo Wii. I play boxing, and I get excited and all even if I'm the only one in the room. It pays to be silly sometimes, I don't really mind as long as I am enjoying myself.

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Get Over your Addiction

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Belly Dancing

Saturday, December 08, 2007



We had the privilege of having Pacita Prasarn as guest instructor at our belly class. She is an instructor based in the US, and she's really good. She taught us different ways on how to do the shimmy. And I was like, huh! how did she do that? It's really amazing how she can move her body and how she can isolate her movements. It was like wow! I don't know if I got her techniques right as it was really quite foreign to me. Too bad she taught for about 30 minutes only. She actually had another class yesterday. But I was not able to attend, I had a prior commitment. She'll be here until the 20th I guess, I hope I can still attend the special class she'll be having.


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North Carolina Properties

Are you dreaming of staying in a charming place which will remind you of our rich history? Something like old grand homes with tree-lined boulevards. How about staying at a place with a moderate four season climate? If your answer to this is yes, then you have to check Wilmington NC real estate. They can help you find your dream house. They are the expert when it comes to Wilmington, NC, real estate, Topsail Island real estate, Carolina Beach real estate, Kure Beach real estate, Southport, NC, real estate, and Oak Island real estate. Just pick the area where you want to live and they will be able to come up with a property that will suit your needs. Don't go anywhere else ok?

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Obagi Gurl =)



Remember my post here? Yes oh yes! N's aunt from Singapore has finally bought it. She'll be arriving in a few days. I'm pretty excited already. I really feel the need to rejuvenate! As what my husband mentioned it's actually cheaper having to start it now than resort to any kind of cosmetic surgery later. Do you agree?

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Donate Your Old Cars

Friday, December 07, 2007

Did you know that your old cars can be put to good use you know, rather than leave it sitting in the garage accumulating dusts and taking much of your space. Do you want to help children especially in the 3rd world countries? Then donate those old cars to carangel.com. Did you know that these car donations can go a long way? Yes by donating your old cars, they will be able to have funds to produce videos with moral content. This will be given out to less fortunate children. By watching these videos, they will be able to learn something from it. Isn't it a wonderful feeling to be able to share our blessings to our less fortunate brothers and sisters?

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Motherhood

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Seems like for the last 4 weekends, we have been watching movies. Oh I love it when N treats us to movies. It’s a nice way to bond with my teenagers. We get to have dinner together at any restaurant we pick, we can play at timezone while waiting for the movie, or probably shop for a good 30 minutes. It makes us closer as a family. I wonder until when this will happen. And while we are still at it, all I have to do is enjoy the company of my teenagers. Yeah yeah teenager is stressed here. Gosh it’s frustrating to have teenagers, sometimes I don’t and I can’t understand how they think. I try to be cool as much as possible, but most of the time I can’t cope up. So all I do every night is pray for them. And the Lord has answered my prayers. The teachers said they’ve improved a lot in their attitude, which gave me a sigh of relief. All I can do now is really pray harder and harder, for I can’t really take full control of them anymore. Gone are the days when I can “terrorize” them to do some things. Oh I love motherhood, a never ending challenge!

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Bad Credit Auto Loan

Having a car is a necessity nowadays. Sad but not everyone can purchase a car even if they wanted to. I'm talking about people who have a negative or bad credit history. Let's face it, very few people can afford to buy a car using their available cash. So most often, people purchase cars under auto loans. But how about those unfortunate people who has a bad credit history? Look no further, but you can avail of a Bad Credit Auto Loan. Yes, you read it right. There are good souls out there who have taken your plight into consideration. You can now drive your own car by going to their website. They will find the appropriate car dealers for you and will assist you on how to go about the process of applying. Remember, they are the expert when it comes to bad credit auto loans. They can finance just about anybody and they can guarantee you with an approval even if you just filed bankruptcy or have a bad credit. Even if you are in this situation, you still have the liberty to choose which will give you the best deal. It's nothing like "you have to settle with what is offered, beggars can't be choosers" or something like that. The company's aim is to be able to service all customers, whether with a good or bad credit. There is always something waiting for you.

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For Your Silver Needs

Silver is being widely used now as an industrial commodity. As a result the world's demand for silver now exceeds annual production. Silver is widely used due to its unique properties. It is now used in numerous health care products because of its unique characteristic to prevent bacterial infections. It is also reported that more like 95 percent of the silver mined has already been consumed. But I have good news though. If you are in search of silver or would like to purchase for whatever reason, this should be the site to go to, monex.com. All you need to do is get in touch with a Monex Account Representative and express your desire to have a silver investment. Don't worry about the pricing, they are reasonable, if not they would not be America's trusted name when it comes to silver bullion trading.

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World Bestfriend Week


I’ve met quite a handful of wonderful people through our blogs, and I am so blessed that I am able to share my friendship with them. Even though I have not met them personally, there’s just a connection. I’d like to meet LovelyMummy someday and continue the friendship I have with her. Thanks a lot for giving me this lovely award.

“Do you know the relationship between your 2 eyes? They blink together, move together, cry together, see things together and sleep together. Even though they never see each other, friendship should be just like that! Life is like Hell without FRIENDS. Its ‘World Best Friend Week’. Send this to your best friends to let them know you appreciate them. “

Your Love is Ur Heart,
Your heart is Ur Spouse,
Your spouse is Ur Future,
Your future is Ur Destiny,
Your destiny is Ur Ambition,
Your ambition is Ur Aspiration,
Your aspiration is Ur Motivation,
Your motivation is Ur Belief,
Your belief is Ur Peace,
Your peace is Ur Target,
Your target is Heaven,
Heaven is no fun without FRIENDS.

I’d like to pass on this award to my special friends:
Chairman Vanidosa
KC
Shern’sMom

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A Big Help

This is very timely since December is the busiest month for us. We have quite a number of clients for the months of December and January and I think this goes to true with other companies who are in the same business as ours. It is also during these months that everyone else is busy and sometimes cannot catch up with the work load. Good thing this company offers captioning service. This would really lighten the load of our staff and we would be able to deliver on time.

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I'm a Happy Girl

It is now loading fast, I’m talking about my other site. It’s always up, again I’m talking about my other site. I’ve finally shifted to a new webhost. It costs a little higher than my old one, but I don’t mind really. It’s all worth it I tell yah. The support I get from them is totally awesome. They’ve patiently answered every questions I made, to the point that when I look back I can only laugh at myself coz some were really silly. Silly in the sense that I already know the answer but I was like pushing it just to get the assurance I was looking for. They were really very helpful and their tech support people are very easy to deal with. They are very courteous and professional. I tried sending them sms asking for something and they quickly reply back. That’s what you call customer service. If you wanna know which webhost I’m talking about, it’s web.com.ph. So for those ones who are interested in having their own domain, I suggest that you consider them, I’m speaking based on experience.

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An Alternative

I found a site most of us will benefit when we're old and grey. I know this is kinda off for now because of my age, but come to think of it, it's better to be prepared and think of our future. I don't wanna end up like a ping pong ball, going from one home to another. I'm not saying that my kids will do this in the future, but I'd better be prepared. I'm talking about staying in care homes. There are actually a lot of choices. For sure I'd pick one that has a five star hotel standards. I deserve it for working so hard. I will live like a queen, and I expect someone to provide me with the best living accommodation, meals, someone who can help me with my personal stuff, and help me manage my medications. I'd also pick a care home with a 24/7 nursing care, so that whenever I get sick, a medical staff can look after me right away.

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I Will Stand by You


Thank you Shern’s Mom for giving me this award, although sometimes I don’t know if I stand true to it. There are times that I neglect or fail to read your entries, but yeah, I promise to stand by you all the time.

Now I’m giving this award to special people close to my heart who go out of their way to stand by me. I love you guys!
Chairman Vanidosa
KC
Thess
CutiePatootie

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Elegant Furniture

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

This website is really good for newlyweds, especially for those ones who are moving in to their new homes. I highly recommend this website because of their simple but elegant Furniture. They have the finest collection of bed frame and sofa. Try to imagine this, A 4 post bed, with a cast iron canopy. Isn't it a beauty? This is just one of the furniture you will definitely go for. I'm pretty sure you will love all stuffs you see here, and you will also find their prices really affordable. There's a particular Bed I love, it has a beautiful Victorian touch, a bed really fit for a queen, and I deserve it, because I am the queen of this household.

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Discipline

This is a very interesting tag passed on to me by the Mother of QQ. She wants to know whether I still use a cane to discipline my teenagers.

I remember spanking my kids when they were still young. It’s either using the slippers, a belt or my bare hand. It was mostly my hand that I used though. Nope, I didn’t have second thoughts of using the “rod” especially if they don’t obey orders and rules in the house. Of course I will have to talk to them first and warn them, and if they ignore me, that’s the time I “hit” them. But now that they’ve blossomed into teenagers, it’s pretty hard. All I do is talk to them and if I get frustrated, I shout/scream! After which I ground them for a day, depending on what they did wrong. When my son does something wrong, I keep all his “toys” (laptop, gamecube, ps, ps1, ps2, psp, nintendo wii, nintendo ds and gameboy). As for my daughter I think I will confiscate her cellphone and iPod. In other words, I will take away their “life”.

Now I am asked to tag 5 more and include my answer in the list below.

1. Miche does not spare the rod.
2. Chinnee still spare the rod at this moment.
3. HiPnCooLMoMMa Can’t use the rod at this point

Let me hear how other moms discipline their kids:
Chairman Vanidosa
KC
Rhada
Wenchie
JMom

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Job Offers

Monday, December 03, 2007

Hear me people! This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a job overseas. This company is offering accountancy jobs abroad. Yeah really, I'm not kidding. Go check it out and find that it's for real. This kind of opportunity is not around all the time, and while there is an offer, why not take advantage of it. Don't waste the opportunities waiting for you!

The newest arrival in the financial services recruitment scene, www.accountancyjobsabroad.com, has achieved three important goals in its second month of operation. Firstly the company has achieved a number one ranking on Yahoo for its key search term ‘accountancy jobs abroad’ which is unprecedented in such a short space of time. Secondly the company has signed up its first five employers to the site including two ‘Big Four’ Accountancy firms in Bermuda. Two leading captive management firms again mainly present in Bermuda, but also with opportunities in Cayman, the US, Barbados, and Ireland. Thirdly and finally the company was a headline article in one of Bermuda’s leading newspaper’s business section. Namely the Bermuda Sun. The article entitled “Job Site Aims to Fill Accounting Skills Gap” outlined the company’s aim to provide flexible recruitment solutions to employers however as the company is totally web-based this will be achieved through competitive commission rates.


**Sponsored Post**

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No Offense Meant

“No offense meant for Moms”, he said. He was referring to mothers who did rice porridge for the first time but didn’t quite get it. Lately my son has been eating chicken arroz caldo (rice porridge) in school. He requested me to cook my version of rice porridge. Well it’s not actually my own version but that of the internet and recipe book. I too did not have an idea on how to make a rice porridge although my Mom has been feeding us with that when we were still young. I searched and searched and found one in the internet and incorporated it with the one in the recipe book. They all loved it!

Ingredients: (Rice Porridge w/ Chicken)

10 pcs. chicken (drumstick)
7 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
garlic (finely minced)
onions
ginger (match sized)
knorr chicken cube
olive oil
patis (fish sauce)
black pepper

Procedure:
Saute ginger, onion and garlic in olive oil and season with black pepper. Include chicken cube (I didn’t have enough chicken stock) and patis (fish sauce). Put the chicken and cook until it’s half done. Set aside the chicken. Put the uncooked rice and mix it with the flavor coming from the ginger, onion and garlic. Pour chicken stock and put back the chicken. Wait til rice softens stirring occasionally. Add more patis according to taste.

**I forgot to take a pic of my rice porridge, I was excited to let the family taste ^_^**

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My Precious Car

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Honestly I am the first one to despise and eventually laugh whenever I see cars with covers. I even started a private joke among my friends, saying something like, the car won't catch a cold because it's covered all over. Little did I know that these car covers are actually very helpful. It can protect our cars from dust, scratches uv rays from the sun, fading, and even theft. I know I'm being stupid, but hey I learned my lesson. Quite sad though, because I had to wait for something to happen. I am quite fond of parking my car outside the house, and at that time there was a construction of a building going on. My car was covered with dust, and guess what? There was a little kid who turned my car into a blackboard and started writing. And what do you know? I was like grrrr! From then on I started putting Weathershield Car Cover. I actually like this one for a number of reasons. It's water resistant, it dries quickly, UV Resistant, dust proof and best of all it packs small and light. I can bring it anywhere with me. How about you? Do you cover your cars?

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