Thursday, September 30, 2010

They Have Their Preferences Now

When we go to the mall and look for clothes hubby always push me to buy things for myself especially my blouses. I’m not an impulse buyer and I don’t usually shop for my personal things without occasion so instead I’ll get him to see the store’s men's clothing for church service and casual occasions. He’s not an impulse buyer either and does personal shopping on schedule so we devote our time and money on our kids who love to have their things bought when they’re around. My girls are big enough to choose their own clothes, bags and shoes. They have their own preferences now so it’s only the little boy that I have full responsibility to shop for clothes. I know after few more years he’ll have his choices also.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

HCG Diet

I’m again taking a brave step towards shedding excess pounds for health reasons. I started yesterday with the no-rice meal diet during dinner and happy that I can do it again. It was my fear that I’ll have difficulty getting back to my healthy meal regimen but determination helped me. I’m actually used to having no rice last summer but when I started taking so many online works my eating habit changed and my health suffered. Now I know I should take a forward step into it because I don’t want to see myself regretting that I should have done it earlier.

As for other diet support I’m still thinking if I need one like the hcg injections I browsed online which is very effective but has some risks when injected improperly. Patient can get bruises, sore or cysts so there are other options available which has the same effects as this one like oral hcg which must be refrigerated and injectable but when mixed with certain acids can be absorbed through mouth just like other oral supplements. This is the better option for those who feels awkward with injection but both forms are of the same effects. 

They also have this hcg diet which helps to eliminate abnormal fat first and corrects the metabolism of the patient. We all know that metabolism plays an important role on how a person can easily shed off or gain excess pounds. This will help the patient maintain their bodies after the weight loss program. All patients who have undergone a weight loss program should maintain to have a well balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry and meat. Our body needs all these foods and we must refrain from eating fatty foods. Drinking water often is a plus factor too because it eliminates fake hunger too.


Monday, September 27, 2010

:Today's Flowers #111/Ruby Tuesday: SIL Blooms

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This is one of the flowers in my sister-in-law's garden in UK which I asked her to share  with me for my blog.  Gardening and growing beautiful flowers like this one is one of the favorite hobbies of ate Zen.  This is only one of her pretty blooms.  I've featured her Dahlia here few weeks ago.  She's a little sad that her garden will only last for a few months because when winter sets in she'll say goodbye to them and restore the garden again on spring unlike here in our tropical country where you can have your garden the whole year round, well on stormy days you can just bring the flowers on pots inside the house to protect them.

I wish she can send those blooms here before the winter lol!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

About Growing Up

My two girls are growing up so fast and they’re almost reaching up to my height. I’m 5’3” in height and I think they will catch up on me few years from now. I asked my Mom if we have grand grandparents that will justify the surprising height of my girls and she told me that her father and grandfather were tall. So maybe that’s the explanation of the sudden growing up of my kids, well except for my little boy who seems to be smaller for his age. When he was born he’s one of the biggest in the nursery but now he’s the second smallest in class though I may say he looks cute with his form I don’t want him to worry about it when he grow old. 

When I read about a review by hgh releaser they discuss that height can’t be achieved by hcg but due to genetic hormones. Well my friend told me that some boys grow up fast before their puberty so I’m hopeful that my little boy will catch up on her two sisters. Who knows maybe he’ll be taller than them when the time comes. For now I’ll enjoy this little charmer boy!


Monday, September 20, 2010

Knowing the Right Investment

We went shopping for foods and other essentials last week and I was really surprised with the fast paced increase in prices. All basic commodities are the ones that incur high percentage of increase. This is just bad as salaries of employees and workers continue to be that small. I’m not surprised why there are many applications now for loans and credits. It’s because their wages are not enough to support their family’s needs. I told my friends in my previous job that they should have investment so they can have other sources when things get rough. There are many fields of business where you can place your money. You can buy gold coin or other precious metals because they were tangible investment. They can try small-scale business, realty business or any other investment but it should be what you really want to do in life.


:Today's Flowers #111/Ruby Tuesday: Vietnam Rose

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This is my take for this week's Today's Flowers and Ruby Tuesday.  This was taken in the village where my MIL lives.  We had a weekend vacation there and rounded up the village for a morning exercise.  When I noticed these petite blooms outside the gate of one house the owner suddenly came out and talked to us.  I thought she didn't want strangers but on the contrary asked me if I want to get some blooms so I can grow them also.  What a sweet neighbor.  She then asked us who is our relative in the village but guessing as she ask us confirming her guess because she said my husband had the same deep set eyes and Indian looks :-)

Now we also have the same blooms in our garden but I want to go back there to get some more lavender and pink blooms.  There are variety of vietnam rose colors like red, yellow, pink, lavender and red orange. 

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She's Out of Danger

I'm so glad that Ruth's fever has finally dropped down and she's free from the danger of dengue fever. She got sick last Thursday after school and we had her CBC and platelet Count tested at the laboratory yesterday. It was a weekend that sent DH, Ruth and I to the municipality hospital and was surprised to find the hospital full of patients. I learned also that the prevailing sickness these days are broncho pneumonia and dengue. Ruth's lab tests are good and her rashes and fever were all due to viral infection. Now she's just recuperating and I hope she'll make it tomorrow to school. I'll let her rest today.


Want to Try Gold Investment?

My school friend has a lot of things to talk about. She told me that one of these days she’ll drop by so we can have unlimited time together. We’ve been separated for several years around two decades if I can remember it right. She’s resentful that she wasn’t successful in pursuing a career pertaining to our course. Actually she may not make it to our field but she’s successful in her own chosen work. She’s become a business woman managing brokerage, travel agency, employment agency and many other businesses that take her fancy. She’s into investments also and I told her if she wants to try investing on gold coins. She’s not familiar with it but she love collecting gold jewelries. I told her to visit United States Gold Bureau sites where she can look and choose from among their offered gold coins. She can have it deposited to a bank secured deposit for safe and secured investment.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Back to Driving

DH is now back to driving and he’s been very active lately in bringing back the pickup to good running condition as it hasn’t been used for more than two months.  He checked up the battery and was relieved that it’s still good and just need some recharging.  Every car that’s not in use regularly usually have some little trouble so it’s better to use your car at twice or thrice a week.  Well this is good for second hand cars like ours.  We need to have change oil for the car and install new motor for the wiper.  We’re positive that we can finish with all of our car’s needs before December because we’ll use it for our camp meeting in Tagaytay City.  It will be a long travel for us that’s why we need to have a good running car.  
The kids were happy as we don’t have to wait for long for taxicab which is getting harder to get because they always want contract price for their service.  They want additional fare aside from the flag down rate and meter reading.  They really know how and when to make demands and that’s during heavy rains.  Now we can go home as soon as our church service ends.  I just noticed some few things that should be added also in the car and that’s installing some good quality rain guards that would protect the car from airstreams and raindrops caused normally by rainy season.  
Well with all things that I need for the car I found and was happy to see their wide variety of online automotive accessories.  No need to worry about the brands and kinds available because they have it all for their clients.  Their products can do a lot for your car be it interior or exterior.  You can trust them to give you the best for your car’s performance, comfort and styling.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Buying Used Cell Phones

I learned how frequent some people change their cell phones because of coping up with the latest trends. Now if we will follow the trends we will be spending quite a big amount of money. We can learn to buy used cell phones from a trusted dealer that will give us quality cell phones in good maintenance condition for an affordable price. You’ll be helping our environment too.


Strength Is....

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I believe people get stronger when he experience trials in life. It’s how we get strength. I remember having a problem and my Pastor told me that if I conquer my trials and be a survivor I will gain strength from it. Why? Because I’ll know how to conquer my fears and face the trials in life. We release our pain and ask guidance through our prayers. We gather strength from God.


She Loves Dressing Up

I’ve been thinking of gift ideas for my SIL’s eldest daughter. I know they almost have everything because they were provided for by their parents. I just thought that she would like a good pair of ugg boots when the season in UK gets cold again. She loves dressing up and pairing them with a pretty pair of footwear will complete her look. She looks like the daughter of a well known actress here and when she visited the country three years ago she was called by the name of the young model and actress. People thought she’s KC and on second look only that they knew she’s not. Well she loves media too and planning to stay here for a while to have modelling stints.


Exciting Theme Parks

Last year I accompanied my little boy to a famous amusement park in the south. He was so happy when he first saw the park and was excited to try all the rides there. He rode in the carousel, train, boulders and swan. He played at the tree house and followed the parade of the EK characters there. He was amazed at the beautiful rides even if it’s for adults only and really enjoyed the whole afternoon of fun. I was thinking how he’s going to handle his excitement if he’ll experience the likes of Orlando vacation packages with Magic Disney World, Seaworld, Universal Studios, museums and the whole fun of being in theme park. I know that will be one great vacation experience for him. Who knows I can save up enough money for that exciting vacation.


:Thursday Challenge : School

"SCHOOL" (Buildings, Children, Uniforms, Buses, Bicycles, Books, Pens and Pencils,..)

These are my kids' school things - notebooks, pens, pencils, bags and other accessories bought from the book store last May for the school opening last June of this year.  Children get very excited when it comes to shopping for their school things.  Since my kids are big enough to have their own choices I let them pick what they want.  I only guide my little boy because he's just a first grader now but I know when he grows old he would be able to get and choose his school things.  Btw the bag is my choice and Josh loves it!

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Early Shopping of Cards

Holidays are coming and I know my best friend will start buying holiday cards as early as now. Even if communications and greeting are so easy these days and e-cards are just there for us she still wants to have the regular Christmas cards sent over the regular mail. She said it’s more sentimental to send and receive the old-fashioned card. She’s making it as early as possible because most of the cards she sends are for those relatives they have living abroad and for her siblings in the Middle East and Australia.


Relaxing Place for Me

After I finish my due tasks this afternoon I was hoping that I can rest early evening in our patio. Whenever I look at it I feel some longing to lounge there and read. Sometimes when I want to rest my eyes I just relax myself and chat with my kids. I’m thinking of extending it to the garden and will put some cozy furniture there. Of course I would have to add some nice patio furniture covers to protect it from the heat of the sun, from dirt and rain also. It really relaxes me to stay at our patio and garden so I’m doing my work as fast as I could. Resting and relaxation are some kind of reward for me for a day of hard work. It will be more fun with a cup of my favorite hazelnut coffee and some barbecues.


Missing to Experience the Beauty of Life

Dear Friends and Family,

I wanted to pass this along. It really made me stop to think about my own priorities and to consider the opportunities we are probably missing to experience beauty along the way as we live our hectic lives.

Let's stop to listen to the angels a little more often.

Look and listen for the beauty out there.

Have a great day.
..something to think about...

This is a true story.

Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes later:the violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes: A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.

45 minutes:The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.1 hour:He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities.

The questions raised:

In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we

1. Perceive beauty?
2. Stop to appreciate it?
3. Recognize talent in an unexpected context?
4. Stop to receive the gift?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made.... How many other things are we missing?


Time for My Personal Things

I’ve been so busy lately that I noticed that I haven’t been shopping for my personal needs lately. I had a series of mini reunion with my college friends and I’ve been thinking of buying myself a new bag. I’ve been much of a homebody lately that the need for those things seems not so important. But now I should remind myself that on my next salary I will take some hours off from work and look for one or two bags for myself. I’m always online so I get to see some beautiful bags on sale like these Fendi zucca canvas I found online. I love getting items on sale because it makes the item affordable but these are still expensive for my budget so I think I’ll wait for some sale items.


Few Days Rest from Work

These past few days had been such a blessing for me and my online friends as we’re given tons of tasks to do. These tasks made us very busy to the point that we’re making night as days also. We hardly had time to relax and sleep normally but we’re not sad about it, in fact we’re so happy because after these little sacrifices we’ll have our rewards. With the work that we’re doing we deserve some break maybe book a Branson vacation package or spend it on a beach vacation resort.

Whatever it is or wherever it may be just as long as we’ll have some time to rest, sleep normally and enjoy the nature without working on our PC. This coming semestral break my cousin was inviting us to spend few days in our hometown province. DH and I are thinking about it and comparing it on our Baguio vacation plans.


Learn From Your Failures

Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK. If you're not failing, you're not growing.
                                                                                                                                              -H. Stanley Judd

Failure and success are two things that go side by side with each other. In order to be successful in life you must also learn how to fail. It’s in failing that we strive hard to succeed. It’s like a game that no matter what you do you only have two choices and that is to win or lose. I always tell my daughter Gen that in every game that she joins it’s either she wins or loses so she should accept it when she fails or lose the game.


Should be in Good Running Condition

My brother lends us his other car for our service car in going to church, malls, out of town and to some other places. Currently they’re too busy with their construction business and the pickup is starting to show a defect in battery thus starting up is so hard. DH fixed the car last weekend and we were able to use it again in going to church. In the past few weeks we’re finding it hard to get a cab when going home especially when it’s raining. Taxi drivers tend to ask additional amount aside from the meter reading even if it’s illegal to do it. We’re happy now that we don’t have to wait that long for a decent taxi driver who wouldn’t think of having contract price instead of meter reading. 

We just have to make some more fixes, tune up and change oil by the end of this month to regain the car’s good performance. Anyway it’s still cheaper than having a motorhome repairs because our car can be fixed on ordinary shops wherein vehicles as expensive as motor homes deserved a trusted repair shop. Now I’m saving some funds for the car’s general check up at the end of his month. We’re slowly readying it for our December camp meeting fellowship because that will be a long drive and vehicles should be in good running condition.


What Attracts my Little Boy

When I go to shop for foodies I always take my little boy with me because I easily get bored when I’m alone and I want him to pick the ones he prefer for himself. I know my daughters’ preferences and they have the normal and regular foods that they want unlike the little boy who changes brand of foods sometimes. It’s always fun having him with me and he’s very observant with the supermarket’s counter displays. Actually he loves looking at how they design it. It attracts his eyes especially if it contains his favorite biscuits, drinks or chocolates. Maybe that’s the main purpose of having it in the supermarket; it’s there to attract consumers old and young alike!


The Birth Order Predictor

You Are Likely a First Born

At your darkest moments, you feel guilty.
At work and school, you do best when you're researching.
When you love someone, you tend to agree with them often.

In friendship, you are considerate and compromising.
Your ideal careers are: business, research, counseling, promotion, and speaking.
You will leave your mark on the world with discoveries, new information, and teaching people to dream.

I'm a middle child which is supposed to have some kind of trouble sometimes.  They say that middle child is unique in their own ways.  Among my siblings I sometimes act as the first born deciding over things.  My brother was always busy so I take more of the responsibilities when we were younger.  Now that we're all grown ups we share in all responsbilities and expenses. 


Long Weekends with the Family

Last week’s holiday gave us long weekends to be with the whole family. I tried finishing my tasks but failed to do so because everyone seems to be so active in the house with the kids playing and us doing our own works. In the morning we’re all busy with computers, school assignments and tasks. It’s in the afternoon that I thought of cooking up champorado, one of their favorite foods in the house where you’ll cook rice with cocoa powder, brown sugar and vanilla or pandan leaves.

We set up our grilling stove and planned to have grilled meat or fish but I suddenly got tired and just fry dried fish for a perfect partner of the chocolate soup. I was thinking that it would be more fun if we have outdoor fireplace at the backyard so we can have some family get together when the afternoon cools down. I saw some nice gel fireplaces that’s easy to use and planned on buying one next month. We love having picnics and eating together so it would be very useful.


Affordable Ultra Sound Test

I accompanied my Auntie in her check up in our municipality hospital. She has returned her ultrasound results to her doctor for further evaluation. Lately she was complaining of her stomach so her doctor gave her recommendation for a laboratory test on the said part of her body. I’ve observed that she’s trying to be calm and relaxed before the test. We waited in line and while waiting I’ve observed that many of our neighbours are employed in the hospital’s healthcare jobs as when they passed by they greet me. 

Some who didn’t have enough education related to healthcare were just there to assist the healthcare staff. The hospital is a government-owned and we only paid a hundred fifty bucks for the ultra sound wherein if we had it on regular laboratory clinics it will be doubled or tripled. Anyway my Auntie has a small nodule in her stomach and she’s taking medication now.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Best Friends are Angels

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Sometimes we’re hoping for angels to guide us in our everyday lives but we’re not aware that God send us best friends to be with us always. If you have a best friend or best friends in life it’s like God has send an angel to watch over you. I have many friends in life and some of them turned to be the best that I could ever have. I treasure them more than jewels because they’re there to laugh with, cry with, work with, solve problem with, walk with, chat with and anything that I want to do. They’re just there to give me company and advices when I’m in trouble. I know that God loves me because He has given me best friends in life.


Best Time to Work

Early morning is the best time to work on my tasks. I wait for the kids to be fetched by their service vehicles and then I’ll be free to work on my blogs. I wake up at dawn to prepare breakfast and my kids’ lunch food because I want a longer time for my kids to be able to eat their full breakfast before they go to their respective schools. Well it’s actually the nicest time to work on all my due tasks but I just have to use the blinds in mid morning because I don’t want the sun peeking through the windows when I’m working. The sun’s heat when directly exposed is bad for the health and being exposed inside your house is as bad as outside. Besides it’s not only your health but the interiors of your house also that can be affected because they will look old and wear out easily.


Parting with Used Textbooks

I love reading books and I remember buying second hand books in Avenida when I was in college. I can support my hobby if I buy used books so I made it a point to visit that particular street where used books were sold at very low price. I have other school friends who went with me because they were also fond of reading books. I was telling a story to my kids about my quest for my favorite books and finding them on the sidewalk of busy street in Manila. 

I’m glad that there are people who sell their old and used books because some other people can enjoy reading and collecting books at very affordable prices. What my friend like now is to sell textbooks that she didn’t want to keep anymore. She has collected a good amount of new books lately and organizing them now when she found out that she’ll be running out of space. She had to part with her textbooks or she will not be able to arrange her new books on the shelf.


Homemade Facial Cleanser

Everyday we clean our face from dust, oil and all dirt that we came across when we go to work or do some errands outside our home. Sometimes it’s not enough that we clean them with the regular soap we have. This homemade cucumber facial cleanser will certainly help to clean stubborn dirt from our face.

Cucumber Juice

Extract juice from the cucumber by using a juicer. Get a small amount of juice and mix with milk enough to clean your face. Dub a little amount of the mix using a clean cotton balls and gently wipe your face. Then wash your face with lukewarm water. 

After doing this regimen you'll feel not only clean but fresh as well.


Safety First

In looking for a job we must ensure that we don’t only think of the compensation that we will be getting from our job but our safety as well. This is true especially on manufacturing companies which operates using various heavy equipment and machines. I visited many factories on my kids’ educational tour and I’ve observed that they have strict rules on operation to be sure no one will get hurt and to avoid occurrence of machine accidents. If only the companies in the last decades were careful enough with their usage of asbestos there would be no cases of malignant Mesothelioma in this present times.

This disease was diagnosed as the result of exposure to asbestos. Sad thing about this case is that it can be avoided if only the companies have proper guidelines and warning about the bad effects of exposure to asbestos. Better avoid companies like this when you apply for job. Ask about the company’s background, business and history of labor cases before you start working for them.


Hard Work for Small Pay

I’m buying from my favorite store for my spices, flour, cornstarch, cocoa, baking powder and other baking supplies when I noticed one staff that doesn’t seem to figure out how he’s going to transfer sacks of their goods from delivery truck to their warehouse. He’s doing it alone because everybody was busy on customers. Anyway he’s using one of those industrial hand wheels I’ve seen in office warehouse and it looks that it’s not enough to make his work easier.

He really needs another staff to help him. I told the guy serving us that my order can wait for 5-10 minutes since DH was not yet around. I’m glad that he got the signs and proceeded to help the other guy. I can’t stand the sight of too much labor done by one person. I was imagining things on how DH was doing his work on his warehouse in his previous job. There are many hard works rendered for just a small or minimum salary pay.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Tired from School Conference

I was tired from watching over Gen who participated in the District School Conference about Journalism. It was a competition for writing about different aspects of journalism including news, feature, editorial, sports, copy reading, headline writing, photo journalism and many others. Actually I was only there to bring my daughter’s lunch but I suddenly got lazy going home alone and besides some of my Mom friends were there so I stayed awhile which took me until the end of the program. They were being taught about the different aspects of writing before they will be given a certain amount of time to do their write ups. I enjoy the lecture because some of the tips and guides can also be applied in my online writing job. I was knocked down after reaching home and had the energy to work late in the evening.


Projects Are Abundant

I saw my brother’s current residential contract project and I like the almost duplex style of the house. It’s a two-storey house with two main doors and two gates intended to be useful when they want to convert it to a duplex house. I’ve observed that Bro has really putting the project to the top of his priority just like any engineer who has given his desired projects. I wonder if brother will be able to get a contract for vertical projects like multi-storey office centers, steel buildings, school buildings or any other bigger projects than residential. Anyway residential projects are abounding for my brother right now so there’s no need to wish for more. God knows when to pour out his blessings.


Walking Is Good For Me

We were using my brother’s car now because it’s just parked in their house and no one’s using it. But every time we used it we parked it in their garage and we just walked from brother’s house to our own. I always accompany my hubby in parking the car there because it’s always a good walk for us after that. I really enjoyed the walk yesterday night because it brings back my healthy exercise habit of walking.

I’ve been negligent in exercising for 2 months already and I want to go back to my old routine so I can shed some excess pounds along the way. I heard about what HCG injections Austin can do to make weight loss easier but I’m still comfortable with the old conservative way of getting slimmer. I’m more at ease with having healthy diet and regular exercise as the first thing to do to be fit. I know that with discipline and determination I can go back to a slimmer and more fit physique.


What Happened The Year I was Born

In 1967, A Gallon of Milk Cost $1.15

Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US

President Johnson and Soviet premiere Aleksei Kosygin agree not to let any crisis push them into wore

Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first black Supreme Court justice

The first home microwave is released by Amana

Dave Matthews, Kurt Cobain, Liz Phair, Vin Diesel, Julia Roberts, and Anna Nicole Smith are born

St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series

Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I

Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup

Disney's The Jungle Book and The Graduate are the top grossing films

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is published

Paul McCartney announces that all four members of the Beatles have "dropped acid"

For the first time, Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar on fire during a concert in London

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is released

The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published

The FCC orders that cigarette ads on television, radio and in print must include a warning about the health risks of smoking

Whew these are lots of information and of course I'm not supposed to know these as  I was just brought up in the world then,  I was even born in the last days of 1967.  What amazed me most is the FCC's orders about including a warning about the health risks of smoking in which the message obviously wasn't properly understood by people as they continued with their vices leading to many cases of emphysema and lung cancer these days. Anyway I'm lucky though that milk wasn't so expensive those days :-)


Accutane’s Side Effects and Lawsuit

It’s always our wishes to have blemish-free skin but I guess even if you did a lot of skin regimen you have to experience some facial skin trouble when you entered adolescence just like my daughter who recently turned 13. She has a soft smooth skin ever since she was a baby but now I noticed little roughness when she has her monthly period. I was a bit worried that it will develop into pimples but lucky for her it disappeared after few days. Sometimes the problem of having acne or pimples is caused by wrong habit and foods that aggravate occurrence. I keep telling my daughter to keep her face clean always and avoid late nights and oily foods. There are some cases though that even if you did all these things you can still get those unwanted blemishes on the skin because of genes. 
Whatever the cause of pimples or acne on your face be sure to consult your doctor about the medication needed to get rid of these unwanted blemishes. Just be careful in using even the most effective prescribed drugs because it might give bad side effects like Accutane, a known effective treatment medicine for acne which was proven to cause bad side effects. The drug was found to be the cause of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Anyway some who suffered these diseases found themselves filing an Accutane Lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer. In fact a man from Alabama won a case against them and he was awarded medical expenses and compensatory damages for it. On similar cases you can get the legal help of O’Hanlon, McCollum & Demerath’s for product liability claims.


Back to Her Career

I’ve been seeing modern innovations left and right and we have to accept that our world is currently operating on high technology gadgets. With what I’ve seen lately of Core customers I learned that they now have Industrial pc
for the industrial sectors. I’m not much knowledgeable about the specific needs of that particular sector but my friend was because she’s worked for industrial companies for several years and stopped only when she got pregnant. Now she’s thinking of getting back again and applied for her former position. I hope she’ll be back in circulation because I haven’t seen her for more than a year because she returned to her hometown province.


What is Your Heart Feeling

Your Heart is Feeling Hopeful

For you, love is a feeling that's been growing and blooming.
Whether you're in a relationship that's deepening or found a new love, your feelings are slowly changing.
You're remembering how amazing love feels - and discovering emotions you've never felt before.

Deep down, your heart is susceptible to: Getting a little carried away

Your current outlook on love: Optimistic and playful

Your love life will improve if you: Stop and reflect on how your love is changing

Watch out for: Falling too hard, too fast - you've got to let your sweetie catch up with you!

I've fallen hard several years ago with the same man I've married 13 years ago.  Our love keeps growing and blooming throughout the years despite the usual trials and problems experienced by almost all couples I know. It's a warm feeling to still be in love with the person you've been with for years.  What's the magic? There's no magic really because relationship should be worked on- together, you have to make an effort to let your partner know you love her/him.  What's binding us? God helps in keeping us together in love.  He's our strength and guide in whatever trials we encounter in our daily living. We put Him in the center of our relationship.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friendship and Precious Jewels

My friends and I were talking of our work and businesses for the last couple of years and we didn’t notice that the hours passed by quickly. We called it a night after we observed that we’re the only group left in the pizza restaurant. It’s really hard to reminisce the old times in just one night and we promised to do it more often. We’re inseparable for 5 long years and we wouldn’t let those good friendships slipped away because of our busy life. 

Friends come and go but those true friends we came to know and been with should be treasured. They’re like precious jewels and gold coins that we collect through the years for our hobby and investment. They’re almost the same as when the gold yields a high returns for our capital it’s just the same for friendship because they will also give you a high return of love and care in the end. Pretty comparison huh!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Dear Cousins

Gifts for the little boy are still coming daily especially those who are in the neighbourhood because they were not able to attend his birthday which was celebrated near our church venue. Just today his cousin Ate Heidi and Kuya Lister gave him a wolverine shirt which is one of his fave. He’s happy to receive it from his two close relatives. He loves being with them always when they were living inside the compound. Now they were staying in the next uptown and visit us once a week only. Btw the couple love him and they used to say that Josh is their eldest son. They have a beautiful baby girl named Iya who is turning one this October. I’m also very fond of Iya.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Comments-Iqkids on Educational Toys

One of things that I like about toy makers is their capabilities to think of ideas on how to make the children not only happy but intelligent as well. Giving them educational toys develops their talents, skills and learning abilities. It’s a sure fun way of learning things without pressure.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Little Josh' 7th Birthday!

It’s my little boy’s 7th birthday and he was so excited ever since he woke up and heard our greetings to him while playing birthday song. As soon as our service ended we arranged the rented venue beside our church. It’s wide enough to arrange few tables and chairs and a spacious area for playing games. The kids’ excitement was infectious and later the Mommies joined their kids and assisted them. The youth helped in arranging and cleaning because we wanted it to be spotless clean so the kids can do everything they want on the floor.
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The games was great and when all the prizes are all in the hands of the children we started the greetings and the birthday song. Pastor prayed for Josh’ birthday and we made him blow his candle with a wish. Then we started eating together. I was happy that I chose the bigger cake because there’s cake for all of us. The kids happily ate together and talked about their winnings and waited in line for their loot bags.

                                            Longest Line
                                           Group Yourselves


Wearing Comfort

Some things are made to cure something depending on its usage. Clothes are also used to protect us from some elements that could harm us but I was amazed that there are varieties of line products now that can help those with lymphedema sickness. There are several common things and items that can give wearing comfort to them like compression garments, compression alternatives, skin care, compression stockings online and many other things for footwear, treatment kits and educational materials. It’s bad that you can be sick these days and even worst if you’re not comfortable with what you’re wearing especially those who need optimum support and protection.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Birthday Preparations

We’ve been busy the whole day preparing things for our little boy’s birthday party. We decided to ask his uncle to cook some of the foods as it may spoil if I cook it at dawn. We’re having his birthday at a rented venue just beside our church. We’re going to decorate it and have some games playing for the kids. We gave them invitations to the kids last Wednesday so they can surely come on Sunday. They were all excited from the looks in their eyes so we made it a point to buy nice prizes, candies, chocolates, lollipops and many other kiddie foods. We’re now packing and arranging the little boy’s giveaways or what we call loot bags. Balloons would have to be on the house only as we’re kinda hesitant to bring it on the venue. As we were packing the goods for tomorrow’s party the little boy is busy eating some of the candies in the table.


Got a Cook for Josh Bday!

I thought I will not be able to do my tasks today because the little boy will be having his birthday party tomorrow but I learned from DH that my BIL agreed to cook for us. So I have to prepare only for the hotdogs on stick and other things like plates, glasses, fork, juices and many food keepers for tomorrow’s occasion. We’re starting to allot the prizes for each game so it will be ready tomorrow and Gen was doing the loot bags now. For the first time I will not spend many hours of chopping and cooking, thanks to BIL. A lot of pressure was lifted from my shoulders when I learned that I will not cook tomorrow so I’m now finishing all tasks that will be due until tomorrow. I really have a very schedule!


Rare and Unique Watches

My friend love watches and she collects it like bags. She has plenty of branded watches which came from either gifts from relatives or her own purchase. It started long ago when we’re still in school when one of close relatives abroad sent her a good quality and branded watch. She added it with her purchases of favoured watch brands. When you look at her collection there are varieties fitted for certain ages because she has her teenage watches there also. Now I’m browsing here some beautiful watches from Lussori, distributor of elegant and luxurious watches like IWC Watches, Christian Dior, Hermes, Piaget, Girard-Perregaux, Ulysse Nardin Macho Palladium and many others. They sell the most rare and unique timepieces which is not only fashionable and elegant but collector’s item as well. Watches are made in small numbers only but guaranteed to be of high quality and good craftsmanship.


Little Creativity on Banner

I’m glad that there are shops that cater to birthday and party needs because when I step into the store I got all I need. I was only looking for loot bags and party hats when I found some more items that I’m planning to buy elsewhere like the banner which costs me less than a hundred bucks compared to personalized tarpaulin which costs around 10 times more.

These days you really have to be practical with things you buy. I bought the banner and have it personalized by my nephew who is into art sign business. He designed the letters in coordination with the robotic theme and came up with a nice set of name letters in the banner. We put some pics of Josh to make it more personalized and voila we have a nice birthday banner without spending too much. A little creativity pays off!


Excited Little Boy

Everybody in the compound cheers the little boy about his birthday and he’s all smiles and counting the hours before the date will turn into 5. He’s always like that on his birthdays ever since he is 2 years old. He sees birthday as a day full of excitement and promises of fun just like last year when we go to his Dad’s office store in SM north after celebrating his birthday on the house. Instead of waiting for his Dad to come home early for his birthday we went there and made him ask permission to leave earlier lol!

When DH manager saw the kids they insisted on DH to leave his post to them and enjoy the day with his kids. The kids were as happy as the sky dome was new then and DH toured us around the newly renovated mall. It was super fun for the girls and the little boy so Josh is now looking forward to celebrating his birthday tomorrow with his church friends.


Resting and Surfing

I’m resting from the bountiful load of assignments that I was doing and doing some personal surfing when I browsed again for the nth time the iphone accessories which I keep on looking for weeks as if I really have an iPhone to accessorize with. Well I just felt great every time I look on new gadgets because it makes me feel inspired that when I pushed my work harder I’ll be able to save more for my gadgets’ cravings. I did find lots of accessories that will look nice on iPhone depending on your mood, style and image. Now I wish I have one by my side.


Just Like the Old Times

When I was with my former school friends we talked about everything non-stop and slightly forgot how much we wanted the food in front of us. Feels like we’re students again and just talking about what pocketbooks we read, the movies we had seen and the concert tickets we bought from the mall. Actually we’re only two or three interested in concerts during those days. 

It feels like we’re back in the good old times and we somehow lost ourselves in reminiscing all our five years in college. I really love these friends of mine and I miss them now. Glad we’re seeing each other again next week.


August 2010 Top Droppers

This is to acknowledge my top droppers for the month of August.  I've been very busy lately that I wasn't able to visit you back.  Thanks for the visits, appreciate your dropping by!

Dropper # of drops
Fledgling Blogger 31 30
Random Ramblings 28
Traders' Hub 23
AsTheCrackerheadCrumbles 18
In The Eyes Of The Beholder 18
C'est La Vie 18
My Daily Catch 18
Beaker's 3 Dimensions 16
Beyond Feron 15

Thanks to my friend June who visits my blog(s) regularly.


Friday, September 3, 2010

A Bicycle Test

Your Road is Paved With Wisdom

You've probably traveled on a long, hard road already in your life, and you've learned some important lessons.
You know to let the small things slide. Things usually turn out better than you fear.

You've learned to sit back and enjoy the ride. You don't push too hard. You pace yourself.
 You offer good advice to others, and you are an ideal friend. You find it easy to share your wisdom.

Well when I think about working my career for 19 years, being married for almost 14 years and being a Mom for 13 years I really learned important lessons in life.  Now working at home I realized I have more things to learn, the things that I didn't do when I was still working in corporate office.  I also missed some of life's small pleasures in the past years that I devoted my time in my work.  Glad I resigned and retired early in life.  Now I'm enjoying my new life and learned how to cope with my new pressures and problems.

I'm more matured now and can still give advices to my friends.... I can even extend it on my sites...


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Balance of Work and Earnings

It’s been a year since I left my 16-year old job to take care of my family and concentrate on earning money through online writing. Even though I resigned from the company my employer in his good heart gave me some retirement money for my savings or to start a small business. He actually didn’t want to let me go but emergency situation in my family forced him to finally let me go. He finally signed my resignation after more than a year of filing it. He’s so dear to me and gave my heartfelt thanks for the years we’ve worked together. 
After being free from corporate world I was unsure first if I’m going to start my dream bakeshop or invest my money on anything that will earn me profit like buying stocks, gold bullion or any other kind that promises good returns. Well I didn’t venture on any business that I had in my mind because I became too busy with adding up sites that it consumed all my working hours. Suddenly I became busier than when I’m working regularly in my previous work. I didn’t foresee that handling many sites is a lot busier and tasking than spending an 8-hour job in corporate world. But I realized also that I can’t earn that much if I stayed in my previous work so it’s just a great balance of work and compensation. If I work hard I’ll earn money and If I’ll work harder I’ll earn more. Makes sense huh!


Little Boy's Fave Cousin is Ok Now

My little boy is sad that his cousin classmate Matthew, my brother’s youngest kid was again absent today and got some stomach pain again. He’s out of danger and negative of other prevailing sickness but still in medication so he’s resting for awhile. Josh missed seating with him on their service car and their fun antics on the way home. They’re inseparables and when one is not present they missed each other. Kuya and SIL were here to copy notes and lessons from Josh and told us that Matt is ok now but will go to school on Monday to have a complete rest.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

DS Invitations

Josh gave out his birthday invitations today. He asked us if he could come with us on our bible study. We let him come with us though the rain has started falling. I haven’t had the time to do personalized invitations for him because all my invitation drafts for my kids are all on my desktop hard drive which is down this time and need some repairs. Well I found some cute little invitation cards in the bookstore at 50% discount and Josh was happy to give them out himself. The kids got excited over the invitations and told me that they would never miss their friend’s 7th birthday. I smiled at their simple happiness.


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Work-At-Home Mom who quit years of corporate life to take care three kids full time. Fond of cooking, reading books and determined to master housekeeping. Created this blog to share about career, job, human resource, hobbies, sports and travel

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