They Can't See Without It

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Everyone in the family wears glasses. So you can just imagine how much we spend on these glasses. I normally have a spare one for each of them since they really cannot see without their glasses. I need to be ready all the time, accidents happen and I wouldn't know when our glasses would need replacement. I am now thinking of getting these discount prescription glasses so I can save a little or probably spend that savings on another pair of eyeglasses. Ahem, I know I am really fond of glasses in all colors, it's cute and funky.


Doing Backup Online

I'd like to know if you save your important files somewhere else or you just save it in your computer. I normally save mine in the computer even if I have an external disk. I'm probably too lazy to stand up and connect the external disk to my computer, yeah that explains why. I'm actually thinking of doing online backup so that all I have to do is just click, click and click. I don't need to stand up and get stuff from my drawer just to save all important files. I don't want to go through losing files again as it happened twice already.


Nothing Beats the Excitement

Friday, March 26, 2010

I can't wait for the sisters to arrive. I want to wear that to my aerobics class especially that it's getting hotter and hotter each day. I don't like wearing yoga pants anymore. I saw that French Terry Bermuda Old Navy website. Yeah it's for girls but I got their plus size. I'm not that fat really, since I lost something like 8 pounds already since I joined aerobics class a month ago. It's fun and I'm loving every minute of it. I used to do it like 12 sessions per month but now I do it Mondays thru Fridays. That's how I love my fitness thing now. I hope you'd be able to join a fitness thingy that you really love. Exercise is very important to our health, it's not just because you want to lose weight or anything.


Looking For A Job?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

It's truly sad when I heard over the news that the percentage of unemployed grow in number each year. I just don't understand if those fresh graduates are lazy or they just don't qualify. There are those who want to rest before looking for a job. There are those who go to Human Resources job search and start looking. I think this is the best thing to do. When I graduated from college, the first thing I wanted to do was look for a job. I was excited. I wanted to earn my own keep and probably start helping my family. This is not required of us, but then again it's our way of thanking our parents for sending us to college.


I Want it Whatever It Takes

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I remember my dermatologist prescribing tretinoin for my acne. He said that it will help improve and will eventually get rid of the acne. I believe him, I no longer have pimples on my face, but I still get one or two sometimes. Probably when I'm too stressed out, I get it. I try to avoid getting stressed coz I don't want to go back to where I was before, a girl with lots of acne. It wasn't a site to behold I tell you. Anyway, you can read more about tret at Hopefully it can help you solve with your acne problem.



First attempt was a failure. I am talking about nail art stamping. I bought my Konad nail art paraphernalia at Las Vegas in 2005. I don't remember if I was able to use it before, but more or less I have not. Probably I didn't know how to use it properly that I ended up doing free hand out of frustration. SIL bought her own set of Konad and I just had to learn how to use it properly otherwise our money will all be gone to waste and that is just sad. So when I was successful in stamping my fingernails with those beautiful blue flowers I immediately sent her a text message telling her not to be sad anymore coz I already know how to use it. I admit I still need to practice more which I will.


Ewwww for Blackheads

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Saturdays are mostly spent at the dermatologist's clinic. I guess this is the age where kids have problems regarding their skin. Pimples for Josh and blackheads/whiteheads for Ish. They both hate it that they could pass up their favorite past time just to go to their dermatologist. I wish I knew how to how to get rid of blackheads, so that it will save us a trip to the derma. It gets quite expensive if it's on a weekly basis. Money is hard earned, I wish I can do something about it. But then again it's not my thing, I might aggravate the situation more. I'll just leave it to the experts.


I Remember Those Days

Pimple-clad there such a thing? Well that's how I described my face some 18 years ago. Yes it was that terrible. If I had my kids at that time, I'm sure they won't be throwing me kisses, you get the picture? I had to go to my dermatologist once a week for treatment. He gave me oral medications and probably gave me the best acne cream too because in about 6 months of treatment there were no traces of acne. Up until now you wouldn't think that I once owned a "pimple-clad face."



Yesterday I went to buy some chicken nuggets at the nearby foodie shop. I did that after I fetched my son in school. Anyway, when I was about to start the car, I was wondering why I was holding on to some money, more than what my change should be. So I went back inside the store and returned the excess change. When I got to the car, my son asked why I had to do it. I told him that I was aware that I was given more than I should get as change and it was cheating if I didn't return it. And he said something like, "oh Mom it will return to you a hundred fold." That wasn't what I had in mind actually when I returned what was not mine. I didn't like to cheat.

Anyway while I was in front of the computer reading my mails, I got so happy that I blurted out a gasp. Both my children looked at me surprised. I told them that I was just extremely happy because I had a lot of writing jobs to finish. And my son suddenly said, "Hey Mom, that is the hundred fold from the One hundred pesos." I praise God for that testimony. My son saw first hand the rewards of being honest and true.


Weight Issues

I've been bragging about my weight loss these past few days. Not that I have lost a lot but it's just that it really brought me joy. Others would think that I did something like a quick weight loss program, partly yes actually but it entailed a lot of hard core exercises. Hard core because I do it Mondays through Fridays for about 2 hours. No weight lifting here but pure cardio routines. I put my heart and mind to it and really worked hard. This is the reason maybe why I burn a lot of calories plus the fact that I don't get lazy when it comes to my fitness thing. I hope you guys are serious about fitness, not for losing weight but because each one of us really needs to exercise in order to live a healthy life.


Car Registration and All

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Our van is up for renewal of registration. I think the insurance is expiring soon too. Sometimes the burden is just too much, especially now that times are hard. But these things are inevitable. You have to do it one way or another. It's time to go through car insurance reviews so I can pick the best deal. We have to be wise in all our moves now when it comes to decision making especially if it involves money. It's not like you can pick up money along the way. Everything has to be hard earned now. I wonder when all these expenses would end. As it is it's even harder to make both ends meet. Wise spending is the key word all the time.


Long or Short

Monday, March 15, 2010

I miss having long hair and what do you know? Instant long hair. I actually had a hard time deciding whether to get it or not. My first concern was the color. My hair color is now dark brown, it's a bit dark for the brown extension and a bit light for the black extension. I was thinking of coloring my hair light brown, but then again even if how much I want it, it just can't be. I'm using henna and I learned that once you use henna it's hard to change the color anymore, unless you bleach it. Well I don't want to go to that extent anymore, it's just too harsh for my hair at the moment. Second, I was thinking that it would be too obvious with the length of my hair now and the cut is too straight. I think hair extensions wouldn't be so obvious if you have layered hair. Hhmm, those two didn't stop me from buying plus the fact that everyone was saying, "Oh it fits you!" They sounded so convincing so I ended up buying it. It's human hair by the way, you can use it straight or you can curl it. That's the beauty of using human hair.


Cosmetology School...Someday

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Did I ever mention here that I want to be a Beauty Salon owner one day? I guess you all know by now that I am really into that kind of stuff. I bet you have seen my DIY nail art, DIY makeup, DIY hair coloring, etc. I know I still lack the knowledge and that is the reason why I want to enroll in a cosmetology school. I need that too to manage my own business. I believe it would be a lot easier if I went to a special school for this. I know part of what they will teach is salon management. I have actually inquired already but have not decided yet whether to enroll or not. I was kidding my SIL to sponsor my schooling so I can put to good use the talent that God has given me. I volunteered to help manage her salon too in case she is planning to put up one. She is really interested but I don't know what is stopping her now. It's probably the location. This is one factor that makes the business successful. We really need to look for an appropriate place where there is a market for it.


Love Affair with Ellgy

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I mentioned in my other blog about my problem with my very rough heel. It's actually short of having cracked heel which I find really eeewww. I was looking for a product that would help soften my heel and it's a good thing my SIL mentioned Ellgy to me. I remember using this before and I think I posted it in one of my blogs too. Yeah I did and it was back in 2004. It's been 6 years and it's only now that I need the product again. I will not forget about Ellgy when I get the same problem in 6 years time.

Just to give you an update, I'm on my 3rd day of using the product, now my heel became a little smooth already.

There's also a tip for dry and rough skin over at StyleBeautyandMore. I think you should try it too, and it's an affordable remedy.


I Used To Stink Just Like Them

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Did I tell you that I stopped smoking already? I'm happy to say that it's been more than a year. The hubs has not quit yet and I am now terribly bothered by the smell, to think I smell just like him when I was still smoking. I read somewhere that when you use electronic cigarettes you wouldn't stink. Forgive me for the word stink, but honestly people who smoke are stinky. Don't get mad but you do. Why not try e-smokes? I think I'm going to get one for the hubs since he's not quite ready to give up smoking just yet.



I attended my usual Friday Aerobics Class today and something unusual happened. I asked the instructor about Zumba since I really want to do it. Luckily he knows the moves and he incorporated it today. I feel so guilty though because two of the ladies walked out. They don't like Zumba at all. I only asked the instructor if he knows, I didn't ask him to do it in class. I know I don't need to feel bad because it wasn't my fault, but just the same I am. I feel bad that someone had to walk out and with sad faces at that. I very well know that they got frustrated or something.


I Love Watching in His New HDTV

His old television set is still working. But apparently it does not work anymore (he thinks that it does not) with his gadgets. One day he came to us. Mom, Dad, I need a new TV so bad. And I was like, but the TV in your room is still working. But I want this LCD HDTV I saw at the mall. Oh you'd be happy if I tell you that they are on sale right now. The price used to be really high, and now they've taken off quite a big amount. I think it's a great deal Mom. How convincing can your children get? Mine is really very very convincing. But even if he is, reality is it still depends on our budget and if we have an extra to spare.


Gold is a Wise Investment

Thursday, March 04, 2010

I am totally angry at myself. I didn't listen, I made the wrong choice. It's not all my fault actually, but also the one who marketed the product. I'd like to think he is stupid, that's not even a strong word to describe him. We could have used the money to buy gold coins, maybe by now we are already enjoying the benefits of our investment. True to what my father-in-law once said. The price of gold will never go down. Look at it's standing in the world market today! It has gone way way up ever since the dollar became weak. Gold was at it's highest in January 2010 and is expected to rise even more in the coming months. Isn't it a nice alternative investment?


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