Nov 24, 2009

I prefer not to dream


There are times when I have dreamless sleep but there were also times when I dream the most peculiar dreams that make me wake up in the middle of the night wondering what it means.  I always do believe that dreams have meanings and over the years I learn to know what objects means.  Like if I dream of feces it would mean money, Water or body of water would mean travel, lice would mean sickness especially if it is in your body and what really makes me terrified is when I dream of tooth or teeth that has fallen or extracted out of my mouth because it generally means a bad omen or death. This is really the reason why I prefer not to dream anymore because it is quite depressing when you are thinking about it but I think dreams are there to remind us to be cautious at all times. 

Nov 19, 2009

I feel for Jinkee


Like all famous and rich people controversy is normal because it is price of being famous.  Manny Pacquiao is not an exemption.  Even If I am so proud to be a Filipino because of him I cannot tolerate him doing something like being unfaithful to his wife because as a woman and a wife I feel for Jinkee.  I hope that it is just a rumor and that there is no truth to it but I think there is no smoke if there is no fire so I hope it does not apply to this affair.  I think it is just okay if he spent an amount of money to let the starlet and her family stay in Las Vegas to see the fight but I hope she has not done something inappropriate for the favor he is giving her.

It is okay for a married man to admire someone other than her wife but it is entirely immoral if he will consummate his desire for her.  I could not possibly give Jinkee an advised about this because I know that if that will happen to me I would really feel devastated and I will cry like her and even without pretense even if everyone will see me because I would really care less.  I think Manny’s situation is really tough because even if he is not handsome women would practically offer themselves to him.  You know money and fame has a way with most women especially those who like the limelight and the good life. I hope he should value his family above all because that is what matters more than money and fame.

Oct 29, 2009

Whale shark dies in Manila Bay

Fishermen found the largest fish in the planet known as the whale shark dying on Manila Bay to read on the story click on the link above. Apparently they said that there was an offspring near the shark during the time they were towing it to shore. The coast guard said that there were no external injuries on the shark’s body. I think if that is the case then maybe it could be something else. The autopsy was performed and it was found out that there were plastic sheets and rusty nails inside the creature’s belly. Right now they were searching for the offspring of the whale shark to keep it safe from more danger. I pity the whale shark because I know it is a harmless giant shark and eat mainly plankton. I’m especially worried about its offspring which they said is only 2 feet long. In its young age it is already alone in the vast ocean. I hope it can find someone of its own kind. I hope this could be a lesson to urge everyone to clean and save the environment because the animals are suffering because of our mistakes.

Oct 27, 2009

Trouble sleeping?

There are a number of things you can do to have a relaxing sleep at night such as reading your favorite book or magazine, watching your favorite movie and drinking a glass of milk. I hope you know that the very thing that can give you a good night sleep is a cozy, comfortable bed just like the one I’ve posted here. I think Platform Beds are a good investment if you really value a good night sleep. You can view the above link for valuable idea on purchasing the right bed for your bedroom. The highest quality of fiber or foam is what makes a durable, comfortable and soft bed that will ensure a good night sleep. Anyway don’t forget to say a little prayer before sleeping it always relieves stress and drives your worries away.

My baby girl’s dancing moves

I’ve noticed that my baby girl likes to watch mix music television and dance with the music. She likes to dance to the tune of genie by girls generation, a Korean girl group. She also like to watch wowowie on tv and dance with the ASF dancers particularly luningning and mariposa. My baby girl is now 1yr and 3 months and she already likes to peek a boo with me and her brother. I can just remember when she was still a little baby and now she has already grown up. When she dances, she sways her hips from side to side and waves her little arms as well. She would also like to spin around while dancing but I always stop her because I know she would become dizzy.

Oct 26, 2009

Is it time for you to get another domain?

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This site also has useful information on creating your blog. I have read about web hosting service on their blog. It has useful information on the advantages of a paid web hosting over free web hosting service . You might want to check on the link for more information. In my opinion it is okay to choose a free web hosting service if you are starting out but you have to be wise in doing so. You must choose a web hosting service that has friendly and easy to maneuver systems, programs and make sure that there are no pop up advertising. Pop up advertising can be very annoying to your visitors so it is best to avoid it If you want to really earn seriously you must be able to buy the domain of that web-hosting service in the near future.

Unleash your creative mind

I’ve just been thinking do you think life is fair? I’ve seen people who are very poor and in contrast I’ve also seen rich people living in the same neighborhood particularly on our new home. I cannot also say that all those people who became rich came from rich parents because that is not always the case. When I’ve heard and have seen people who have been down there and I’m quite glad that they have become rich because they can be a good example to those who aren’t. They are a living example that people can rise out of poverty.

Anyway in my opinion everyone is given a chance to improve their life. It is only in using the available resources and grasping the opportunity that comes our way that we can somehow improve our way of living. What I’ve written here seems to be so easy because everyday we come across resources and opportunities but not everyone can really recognize it. One example is the true story of a former barber who became rich because of his invention of a liquid solution that can remove skin warts for aesthetic purpose. Well, according to him, one day he just remembered her mother telling him that the cashew nut can scald the skin because its sap can create heat. This gave him an idea and the rest is history. Anyway to make everything clear you don’t have to get a degree to be rich, all you have to do is to unleash your creative mind to be able to create something that everyone can use.

Oct 21, 2009

Free Downloads on the net

Do you like to watch movies and listen to music? If you do, then would you like to have free downloads on these? I’ve recently viewed a torrents download on the net with lots of valuable downloads such as movies, music, software, e-books and games. If you don’t have any idea what a torrent file is then I’ll tell you about what I know. A torrent file can be thought of as a bookmark to a file that is stored on the hard drives of many users around the globe.

When you open a torrent file, you begin downloading different parts of the file from everyone who is sharing it. When you begin to download the file, another user will start to download pieces of the file from your computer. Torrents are a great way to download music, movies and whatever else you want from the net. In opening Torrent files select the program Bittorrent or whatever program from the list and don’t forget to use virus scan and enjoy.

We moved

Finally our housing loan mortgage was approved and we have finally decided to move into my family boarding house. The unit that we took needs major improvement because apparently the former owner of the foreclosed unit has destroyed the house. The house was totally ruined with no ceiling and partitions as well as plumbing and electrical wiring. So since we still don’t have the resources to build our dream house we decided to move to my family’s boarding house because we could not afford to rent an entire house like we use to since the monthly amortization of our housing loan has already started.

My family has been adjusting to this situation because as of this moment we are sharing the house with my parent’s boarders unlike before where we have rented an entire house for ourselves. Right now we are occupying three rooms, one for my family, one for the housemaid and one entirely for our stuffs. We are sharing the living room, the kitchen and the comfort room with the boarders. If our other loans will be paid that would be about 4 years from now, we are planning to build our dream house by acquiring another loan.

Sep 16, 2009

It is hard to discipline a child

I've been so busy lately because as you all know I am working and when I come home I still have to prepare for dinner while taking care of my two toddlers. My baby girl is now already One year and three months old and as usual she is so curious with her surrounding that she wanted to taste everything that interest her. It is at this stage that she is already active in exploring our place. She wanted to roam around the house touching everything that comes her way and put everything she can grasp inside her mouth. That is why I have to sweep the floor so often to make everything clean.

My son is already 3 yrs and eight months old right now and his behavior is a major adjustment to me. I think it is so hard to discipline a child and there are major issues that you have to look into. In the past as children we were spank with leather belt by our parents as a form of punishment and I know how it hurts during that time. I even have a scar in my right leg that reminds me of the pain and at an early age I could not remember what I have done to have that punishment. I think there are other options to discipline a child other than that kind of punishment but sometimes it is so hard not to do the traditional way of doing it.

I think speaking to him at eye level would do and in a firm way but the must important thing is to have an enormous amount of patience. It is hard for me because I really don't like hearing him cry because when he wanted something he would ask for it over and over again. I'm telling him to stop trying to hurt his sister but for him, it is just some kind of a game. I hope there would be some kind of training to mothers like me in the right way of disciplining a child because the how we train a child will surely affect the formation of their character and I know that it can affect him psychologically.

Aug 25, 2009

The best dedicated server for your site

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Aside from providing valuable information on the best dedicated servers available for webmasters to choose from the site also have important information regarding tips on website development and SEO on their blog. I have read a useful article on how to invest on a domain name. It provides useful tips on choosing the best domain name for your site such as using a domain name that has longevity and will stay relevant regardless of the trend. It also states that choosing .com because it is the most popular top level domain so securing the extension should be the first move. Don’t forget that choosing a domain name that is easy to remember and powerful is the best advice ever.

The million pesos meal

Another controversy for the President is raising rage among her people. Amidst the financial crisis of the Filipino people the President is seen eating in a posh restaurant in the United States of America together with her constituents eating a one million pesos meal. She denied that she did not pay for the meal but I think even if someone paid for the meal then it is still much better if that someone is not a politician otherwise it sill still raise an eyebrow because where else could a politician earn his income? It is the same thing because politicians earn their living from the people of the Philippines.

Aug 13, 2009

Dining Table for our new house

Finally we have already applied for a Housing mortgage in the neighborhood that we liked. We are interested in the lot because of the neighborhood and the easy accessibility to the malls and other important establishments. We have decided to have three bedrooms for our dream house. The floor plan for our house is already given to us by my husband’s sister. I have told her that we wanted a dining room and a dirty kitchen. I would like this dining table that I have posted here for our dining room. I think its intricate modern urban design would be great to our new house. I think choosing Dining Tables can affect the entire appearance of your house so it is very important to select the right one.

Aug 5, 2009

Baby girls with 2 heads and I body

Baby girls Arciaga was born last Tuesday, July 28, 2009 in Jose Fabilla Memorial Hospital, Manila. The conjoined twins were under observation until now because of their delicate condition. It was the first time for the hospital to have conjoined twins to be born there.

Aug 4, 2009

Allergy from the sun

When I was still in high school I have this classmate who had an allergy from the sun. During flag ceremony we would go out under the sun for about five to ten minutes everyday and I’ve noticed that her skin became intensely red and the rashes fused together. An allergic skin condition that occurs after exposure to the sun is called photocontact allergy or photo hypersensitivity. This is a reaction of the sun’s ultraviolet rays with deposited or accumulated chemical substances in the skin. The most common culprits are antibacterial or skin whitening components in bath soaps, scented lotions, medicated or bleaching creams. There are also some medicines like antibiotics or vitamins that can produce photocontact allergy. The rash notably develops only on the sun-exposed parts of the skin.since the allergic reaction is triggered by exposure to the sun rays.

Once you know the substance that can trigger this allergy, you should completely avoid using it. Be aware that this substance can be a component of soap or cosmetics or anything being applied to the skin or in the medications that you are taking. Avoid sun exposure, especially while the active compound that triggered your allergy is still present. Before going out, apply sunscreen lotion to all exposed parts of your body.

Aug 3, 2009

Goodbye to former President Aquino

Sadly Former President Corazon Aquino pass away last Saturday Aug 1, 2009, but I think people had expected this to happen with stage 4 colon cancer only a miracle can make her live. No matter what she still lives not with us but within our hearts and she will be remembered forever because of the important role she took in giving back democracy to our country. She was he first woman president and the only one who run against the dictator President Marcos. She was also not a political person but a woman who runs for presidency for noble reasons and not for political agenda like most politicians. She was just a humble housewife who took the place of her slain senator husband to run against Pres. Marcos. Her courage should be a candle that burns every Filipino’s heart to be noble and patriotic to our country. I hope we could learn from her and hope that we will vote for the next president who has the same noble reasons, I hope a president who runs not for his or her own gain but for the country.

A(h1n1) is closer to home

I think I’ve got to apologize to my readers because I have not posted for awhile, my monitor got busted and I’ve been preoccupied so I haven’t got the time to have it replaced until this Sunday. As you can see in the picture that I’ve posted now A(h1n2) is now closer to home and I think nothing is going to stop the spread of the disease. Last Saturday, my husband got vaccinated with pneumo23 a vaccine for prevention of pneumonia. You see my husband is one of the high risk persons because he has a rheumatic hearth disease. So for prevention we decided to have him immunized with pneumococcal vaccine to avoid complication if ever we will be infected with the A(h1n1) flu. My son was already immunized with pneumococcal vaccine so I don’t have to worry about him but my daughter is yet to be vaccinated so I need to be careful until then. Anyway she already has her flu shot this year so I need not to worry. I’ve decided to buy flu vaccines for me and my husband because it cost less than to actually go to the clinic for a flu shot. We will just go to the hospital with the vaccines because they don’t charge for the injection.

I think aside from the immunizations we need to eat nutritious food and take up vitamin supplements to strengthen our immune system. If we prepare for this disease we will not be taken for surprise and we sill not regret whatever happens because we have done all the precautionary measures to protect our family no matter what.

Jul 24, 2009

Friday Reflections: You are not alone

“You are not alone” a familiar song of Michael Jackson and it is true. At times like every one else I also felt a feeling of powerless to change the situation I’m in but it helps a lot when I think that I’m not alone. That there is a supreme being that has been with me from the time I was born up until now and I believe also until the end of my life. There are countless of times that I whispered his name in the time of adversity and also during the crucial event of my life where I needed to make an important decision and he had let me feel his presence.

What I learned from prayer is that you don’t always get what you want but in the end you will know that you get what is best for you. It also helps me to accept the things that I could not change and to change the things that I can. I also learn to surrender my will to the will of God, especially to the things or circumstances that I could not change. I think it is through admitting that we are not omnipotent that we learn to trust in God.

I’m very grateful to my father for teaching me to pray and for believing that my prayers will be answered. When I was young my father always asked me to pray for his petitions because he made me believe that God answers little girl’s prayers and I did. When I got older it was already instilled in my mind to pray always for other people’s petitions especially if they request it from me. I even joined in prayer groups when I was still single but nowadays I don’t have time to pray in a group anymore. Motherhood demands so much from me. I guess I have my hands full for taking care of my two children and maintaining my career. Nowadays, I still pray either alone or together with my toddler and my husband.

Jul 22, 2009

Butt augmentation done badly

Belo Medical Group has another pending legal case against them as another patient as a business woman, Josefina P. Norcio was admitted to the hospital for butt augmentation infection. Apparently, Norcio's buttocks swelled to 3 times its size on May 11 this year. Her lawyer said the infection was caused by the hydrogel butt implant material which seeped into other parts of the patient's body, nearly causing her death. Norcio paid P120,000 for her first butt augmentation surgery in 2003, but had to return in 2005 because her butt cheeks became uneven. It seems that the hydrogel material was banned from the U.S., Europe, and China, and was not approved by the Bureau of Food and Drugs in the Philippines. For more info and to view the picture on the story you can visit this link

I think this news is really terrible because the public thought that Belo Medical Group is a trusted beauty clinic. This clinic was also endorsed by prominent showbiz personalities in this country. This only proves that in beauty procedures there are always risks involve and you’ll just hope that you are not one of those people who will get beauty disasters in the end.

Jul 21, 2009

Scents for your home and your body

When I was still single I always make it a habit to light incense candle in my room. I think home fragrances uplift your senses as well as your mood. Today, instead of only using it to my room I light it in the living area to release the aroma to the entire house. I really liked my home smelling nice and good because it relieves stress after a busy day at work. I think reed diffuser oil is much better to use in the house because its aromatic effect is much more concentrated. I also think its scent will last longer in the living area.

Aside from using aromatherapy products for my house I also like using it to my body. I use aromatic oil at night before going to sleep because it helps me sleep better. I also applied aromatherapy oil on my toddler at night because I observed that he sleeps well every time I massage his chest and back. I specially liked citrus scented oil and lavender scents. Aromatherapy products are mostly organic and I think organic body care is a greater option in choosing products for your skin because its ingredients are derived from nature. Speaking of organic products, you can always visit bath and body stores like sabon NYC in their store you can choose from different products that will suit your needs.

Jul 17, 2009

Friday Reflections: Déjà vu

Do you have a feeling that the same thing happened to you before? It is a feeling of déjà vu where things have happened from the past and occurring again in the present. Of course all of us have experienced the same fate. One example is eating the same diet over and over again or having the same problem over and over again. I think life is a series of repetitions where you wake up every morning, eat breakfast, eat lunch going to the same work over and over again. I think life is like the stream, when we look at it water flows through it every second of everyday. When you look at it, it is the same stream but is it the same water? No, because as you can see the water is replaced with water. The old water has been displaced with new “water instead of water. It is the same with grace. Your life may carry yesterday’s problems, but remember, God’s grace is new each morning, exactly what you need to meet each new challenge. It is and inexhaustible and ever-fresh supply.

Truck rims

In my internet surfing I happen to stumble to this site about truck rims. I think the site is okay and it is just a typical store but in my opinion if they want to increase their traffic and sales they need to do so much more. For instance, they have to create a page about them and where the company is located. They also need to create customer feedback page to enable clients to trust the quality of their products. Aside from that they should also create articles or links about truck rims and trucks to increase their traffic. These articles should be about how to handle truck rims to prolong its usage or anything that is related their product.

Jul 16, 2009

Kitchen appliances every wife should have

Whenever I think about our dream house I would always think about my favorite place in it. My favorite places in the house are the kitchen and dining area because there I could create wonderful dishes and serve it to my family. I also would like to have a wine section someday and it would be nice to store wine for special events and wine glasses with intricate design could also add as a decoration. The most important things for a wife to have are kitchen appliances such as coffee maker, toaster oven, blender and steamer. Whenever I think about having a quick breakfast I would make toasted bread and coffee. It would not be complete without the juicy hotdog I cook for my toddler. Pots and Pans are also great to have because it would definitely great for casserole dishes and soup.

I really like to cook and I also compile delicious recipes. I hope one day I may be able to create and cook them all. I have so many Filipino dishes that I cook and serve to my family. My favorites are pork in tamarind broth, pork adobo and beef steak. I also like to make and serve desserts such as mango float and Leche Flan. These desserts are very delicious and easy to prepare. Leche Flan or commonly called caramel custard is made from egg yolk and evaporated milk. It is prepared with soft caramel on top covered with aluminum foil and cooked in the steamer.

Jul 14, 2009

Happy1st Birthday to my baby girl

Today I will prepare for the food to be served for her birthday. My menu for the day is Native chicken soup, Tuna fish kinilaw, Dinuguan and Pansit Canton. I will also order whole Pork Lechon for the event. I already ordered cake and balloons for her birthday as well. Her older brother was very excited especially when he sees the balloons and cake that he kept singing her happy birthday. The venue is my mother-in-laws house because there house is much bigger than ours and they also had a spacious balcony. This event will also serve as our thanksgiving to the lord for all the blessings that God has given us especially the life and health of our two wonderful children.

Jul 13, 2009

Bridal shower favors for your wedding

One important thing to remember whenever there is a wedding is giving bridal shower favors to your guest as a token of your gratitude and also as a memorabilia for the most important event of your life. My wedding favor in my wedding is a miniature native lamp we commonly called lampara in the Philippines. It is so unique that my guest told me they liked it a lot. I like this wedding favors I’ve posted here, it is a Mint to be bride and groom slide mint tins with heart mints. I think it is so unique and cute. I also like this set sail frosted glass sailboat Tea light holders. I think it would be great if you both like to sail and have this wedding favors to give away at your wedding. This would definitely remind them of your wedding when they keep this memorabilia.

My baby girl's 1st birthday celebration

Tomorrow is my baby girl’s 1st birthday and I just can’t believe, it has been one year since I’ve given birth to her. You can read the whole story of my labor here. When I do read it I’m always reminded of the pain I’ve went through just to have her. I’m going to be busy tomorrow preparing for the dishes to serve and becoming a hostess for the day. I have already ordered one Lechon Pork for the event and tomorrow I will get the balloons and cake.

Jul 10, 2009

Painting from India

I think India has one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Aside from Egypt and China it also has so many rare and rich artifacts. The artistic flare of their artist is very visible in this painting. Most of their paintings are of religious and Nature themes. The painting can really catch your attention as well as your guest especially if you place it on your living room. The site also has a wall hanging décor for your home just like the one I have posted here. I think it is quite unique and ethnic and really looks good in our living room. If you want to get Home Decor from India you can visit the link for more information. They also have sarees, indian jewelry, and salwar suits available in their site.

Friday Reflections: How a tree grows

Sometimes we felt restless when we want something done and we want it right away. I have felt that way also and I think most of the time. I want to have our own house right away and sometimes I forgot that there are more important things to attend to. When I think about it our family income is like any other normal employee in the Philippines. We also have priorities to attend first before thinking of our dream house. Slowly I am finding ways to add to my salary and I know it really add up to our monthly income.

I have also been thinking of new strategies to lessen the expenditure of our monthly budget. When I think about it, when we started out in our marriage we only have a bed, a stereo component, a Television and a CD player. I am even pregnant and jobless and we even lived with my parents during that time. I think it is through effort, hope, faith and love that we have survived it all. I think also when we acquired something slowly and with much effort that we begin to treasure its value. It is also through time we mature and we learn valuable things that we needed in life. I think a person that has strength grows like a tree because it is built to outlast each storm in life. It is also through the storm that it has grown into a sturdy wood strong enough to last a lifetime.

Jul 8, 2009

Relax and see a movie on TV

I was thinking of having a cable TV after we move to our new rented house but I think they ask for many requirements before giving you connection. Nowadays, it is much easier to be connected to Direct TV because they don’t have so many requirements compared to cable TV. Directv has so many benefits and total numbers of channels compared to cable TV. I think watching TV in the U.S. is the best because of a hundred of channels to choose from aside from the local channel of your state such as Direct TV in California. Watching shows has never been easier and fun if you have many options to choose from.
If you have visited the link you can compare the best features of Direct TV from cable TV and Dish Network. It has also the most sports in high definition and you can get instant scores with ScoreGuide. Watching Movies and shows is a great reliever of stress especially after a busy day at work. You can just get popcorn and sit back and relax. If your mood is down the easier fix is a dose of fun and lively entertainment and you are okay.

When it's time to move to another house

I’ve been thinking these past few days to move to a new house. We do like the house that we have rented for almost two years already but we are planning to apply for a housing loan. There is a real property in our neighborhood that we really liked but right now we are still saving up for the down payment. If the loan will be approved we still could not live in the property because we still have to apply for house construction on it and that would take about the maximum of two years because it is a foreclosed property. Since our rental expense for our home right now is so expensive and thinking of our monthly amortization of the mortgage if approved we are planning to move to another less expensive house for the time being.

I think moving again is so tiring with all the packing and the effort for looking for a huge vehicle to get all of our things. We are planning to move within the neighborhood but we are still looking for a less expensive house to rent. We don’t have anyone in the city who are servicing for people who will be moving to another unit so it is just too bad because we will be moving again by ourselves. Luckily, in the U.S. they have movers just like Dallas movers. You can visit the link for more information on their services and they have also client testimonials on their site.

Jul 7, 2009

Pres. Arroyo’s breast implant

Recently, on umagang kay ganda, a morning television show, I’ve seen Anthony and a columnist from Manila Bulletin discussed about the breast implant of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Last Monday the deputy spokeswoman said that the president’s breast implant back in the 1980’s was a medical necessity and was not spurred by vanity. I think the President has a right to do whatever she wants with her body as long as the expenses comes from her pocket. I also think that there are a number of reasons why women opt for breast implant procedures and one important medical reason is when one or your entire breasts are removed because of malignant tumors or cyst. The reason why women opt for reconstructive surgery is they want to feel normal. My grandmother, God bless her soul, has only one breast she lost the other because of cancerous cyst. I do think that if she was younger she would also opt for reconstructive surgery. I don’t really know what President Gloria’s reason is but let us just respect her rights and just understand why she needed those implants.

Jul 3, 2009

Planning our dream house

Right now we already have a floor plan for our dream house. I’m so excited whenever I think about it. My sister in-law was an engineer and she had given it to us so that we can visualize the design of our house. My husband and I discussed to her what we really wanted for our house like the location and size of our bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and our toilet and bath. She was using the AutoCAD when she had created the floor plan for our house that is why we can really visualize the house because even the minor details are very visible. For instance, the kitchen sinks, bathtub, cupboard, dividers and even the furniture and kitchen appliances are perceptible.

Right now we are living in a rented house and my husband and I planned to apply for a house mortgage to one of the foreclosed properties within our neighborhood because we want to live near his parents. We plan to live near them so that my mother-in-law could check on our children whenever we are at work. We are still saving up money for the down payment and processing fee before applying for housing loan. I’m still worried because the foreclosed property has illegal occupant but I think we can settle it because we know the person. Anyway, I’m still hoping for the best.

Friday Reflections: What Matters Most

Have you read the book entitled Purpose Driven Life? I’ve read the book and it is really a good book with lots of ideas that can make you think about what really matters most to your life. The book consists of 40 chapters that you have to read and contemplate on for 40 days. It has some valuable insights on how to live your life in a meaningful way. It states that the most important valuables in life are not things but people. These are the very person that we want to see before we leave this world. The memories that we cherish most are good memories of our love ones. Things can make us happy but for how long? Do we need to always upgrade to maintain the happiness that it has given us? When I think about it, I do want to go abroad and to earn better bigger salary, like my friends but I just can’t bear to leave behind my husband and my two children. I can’t bear to live each day without them by my side and to miss out on the most important event of their life.

Jul 2, 2009

Property Management

I’ve recently visited Maxim Enterprises blog. I’ve found out that their blog is very informative in terms of property management. For instance, they have a post about tips for back yard landscaping ideas. I always liked landscaping and I’ve always admired the beauty and balance of nature incorporated in the design. I usually see landscaping in parks and one particular cathedral near our place. I think looking at nature incorporated in the design creates a kind of peace to anyone who comes to that place. They have also posted about property management software and its importance to the landlords and how it can make their tasks easier.

A day with my toddler

Yesterday I went with my son to the mall because I have to buy his milk and diapers. We usually have an ice cream after buying the groceries for that day. After eating his ice cream he played with the kids there in the food court. There were about four kids there; I think they were about his age as well. They were talking and laughing while taking turn in the slide. I think at his age he really likes a playmate. In our home he doesn’t have anyone to play with because his sister is only 11 months. At times they do play with each other but his sister is still too small and fragile for him.

Jun 30, 2009

Real Property Management

My younger sister managed my parent’s boarding house for them because she lives there with her own family. When I previously visited her she told me that it is difficult to manage the house because some of the boarders are causing her problems. The things that really bothered her are the waste management as well as maintaining the cleanliness of the place. My parents’ boarding house is a two storey bungalow style and contains ten rooms for rent and five common comfort rooms. She told me that she was the one who will clean the comfort room because they don’t clean it after using.

I think having someone to manage your property for you is a good choice and hassle-free because all you have to think about is your income. Have you heard about Real Property Management? If you have a house or apartment for rent in the U.S., you might want to check this link for more info. If you would also like to invest in Real Property this site could also be useful for you. Real Property Management manages more than 20,000 units in the U.S. and it was also featured in the Bizjournal of Cincinnati and Columbus.

Paracetamol and Decongestant for Swine Flu

The Department of Health had already issued a press release regarding the swine flu and its administration. They said that like other viral illnesses the flu will go away with time. They said that the A (H1N1) flu in the Philippines is only mild and can be treated with paracetamol and decongestant.. The DOH assured the public that these medicines coupled with plenty of fluids and bed rest can already alleviate the symptoms of the flu and led to a full recovery. They have released the press statement to educate the public and also to avoid the shortage of the Tamiflu and Oseltamivir. Only people who belong to the high risk groups such as patients who had pre-existing conditions, the elderly and the very young will be given with Tamiflu or Oseltamivir.

Jun 29, 2009

Travel to Okinawa Japan

I’ve always wanted to travel to Japan to visit my ancestors. It might be a dream come true for me if that happens. The problem is I really don’t know the surname of my ancestors, all I know is my Grand Father’s father is Japanese and no matter how my father ask about it, he doesn’t tell him about it even in death. May God bless his soul! My son get his Japanese looks from my father and my Grandpa while I get my looks from my mom so we did not really look alike.

If ever you want to go to Okinawa Japan like me you might want to check out this link. This site has valuable information on Hotels and Ryokan. You just have to enter the location you want to visit and it is there. You can choose the location and rates per person for the accommodation. This site also has valuable information on various Okinawa Beaches. If you want to have tour ideas on where to go in Okinawa Japan this site definitely has information on scenic locations.

Pictures from our Christmas Party

These pictures were taken during our Christmas party and well, due to time constraint and forgetfulness I was not able to post the pictures here. This is the bubble dance where an adult can go inside the bubble. There is also a pool for children with a technology where salt was added to make the water bacteria-free. My child did not go to the pool because he did not like the cold water. Anyway we had fun in the party because of the games for children. His father did not come with us because he had work during that time.

House Styles and Designs

Check out this picturesque house from winston salem custom homes. This house is like a dream and it will be nice to have one just like this. If you are interested to build your home then you can visit this site, they have hundreds of floor plans where you can choose and customize for your wants and needs. You can also browse for home ideas in their site as well as the interior design that I have posted here. You can choose between a one-story house and two story houses. There are also multiple styles such as craftsman, American tradition, French country, coastal and mountain cabin styles.

Goodbye to the King of pop

Michael Jackson, the legendary king of pop has finally bid goodbye to the world. When I was still in high school I have this close female friend that is really an avid fan of Michael. During that time my mother is a sales manager in encyclopedia books and I remembered that they have a brochure that mentioned the singer. I already know that Michael was already mentioned in their encyclopedia and I told my friend about it. She did not believe me because she thought only dead legendary people are recorded in the encyclopedia. So to prove to her that Michael’s life is already written in the book, I bring it with me in our school. When she saw the article in the encyclopedia she told me in awe that Michael is so great because he was already there even if he is still alive.

Jun 26, 2009

Buying a painting for your home

I have a painting in our house and I have this when I was still single. It is a painting of various fish swimming in the ocean. I think having a painting in your house is really nice because it would be a good complement to your furniture. I’ve recently visited an online gallery of Tim Rogerson and I think his paintings are nice and unique. The paintings are usually people depicting their career and leisure. There is a particular painting that I like that is entitled legends, this is a portrait of various music artist that the painter has personally chosen. What really gets to me is that part of the proceeds of the sale of this painting will be used for the expenses of public school students in their desire to further develop their talent in the arts.

A painting in your living room can really add to the sophistication and glamour of your house. It would also give you a kind of happy and light feeling knowing that you help someone by purchasing this painting. Nowadays, there are paintings that were just a duplicate of an original and finding a painting that is entirely unique and created with a purpose can really add glamour to your lifestyle.

Friday Reflections - Saving your marriage

I have a booklet in positive thinking and it really helps me a lot in the times that I’m down. You know our life is like a wheel, sometimes you are at the top and sometimes you are at the bottom. When you are there at the top, you don’t have any worries and your life is good but when you are at the bottom you want to grasp something to help you survive. That something is your faith in the Supreme Being where you surrender your life. One particular part of the booklet that really gets to me is the attitude of the wife when she finds out that her husband is having an affair. She did not confront her husband, instead she reflects on the reason why it happened. She had realized that she has become very busy with her work and social gatherings that she did not have time with him anymore.

One day her husband told her that he wanted a divorce and do you know what she told him? She told him okay, but told him to give her two months to consider it. She changed her behavior and decided to do the things that she had done early on in their marriage. She did not go to any social event and after work she stayed at home reading magazines and crocheting like she did in the past. She keeps on doing this even if her husband is going out every night. After how many weeks her husband also did the same, reading his newspaper in front of the fire while she did her reading as well. Then finally when the two months had passed she asked him about the divorce. He replied and told her that it’s just a crazy idea and he is not pushing through with it.

Jun 25, 2009

Beware of sex offenders

I’ve recently visited this site about sex offender online. This site offers free reports on sex offenders and all you have to do is enter your zip code. As a mother of two very young beautiful children, I’m one of those people who are constantly afraid of things or people that might harm them. This site helps a lot because you will be aware of people who have been legally charge with this kind of offense. The most important thing is that you will be aware if someone who has this offense lives in your neighborhood and by knowing, it can help you protect your family against these villainous sexual deviants.

Sleep and our dreams

I have dreams lately and I don’t know why I’ve always dream of my husband and most of the time it’s depressing. I don’t know why I dreamt of this things but I think our dream is a product of our subconscious mind. I have also read somewhere that it is during sleep that our subconscious mind takes over our thoughts. During sleep our body will restore our brain cells and it is also during this time that our brain will try to figure out strategies on what to do on every given situation. I suppose I think too much of my relationship with my husband that is why this is happening. Every marriage has problems and difficulties and ours is not an exemption. Anyway, as long as we both love each other, we always hope for the best. For more updates on sleep and it’s scientific explanation you can visit this link

Looking into International Trade

I’ve always thought about the international trade and believe it or not I even want to try selling abroad. I think selling abroad is not an easy thing to do because you have to think about customs and duties of the country that you would want to export to. I have also learned in the past that it is not easy to export food, beverage, medicine and cosmetics to other countries. Every nation has standards in food and drugs to be meet prior to acceptance to their country because of safety regulations. If you are interested to be part of the export and import industry there is a need to know about the food and drug regulations of the country that you are exporting to.

I think the safest thing to export is garments and accessories because all you have to think about is customs and duties. You might also want to check on harmonized codes for your products. In the import and export industry, you should be aware of the need in complying with the right classification codes for your goods. According to the web portal which I have mentioned earlier, they claimed that companies and the government are loosing billions in revenue due to the fact of classification errors. You can visit the link here for hts code lookup and hs tariff classifications.

Irritating habits that wreck a marriage

There are habits that should be avoided by couples to secure their marriage. There is also what we called a love bank to store the couples love feelings for each other. It is said that we are either making deposits or withdrawals in the account throughout each day. When things go well and we are loving, kind and supportive hundred of credits flow into our love bank and create the feeling that our partners are loved and accepted the way they are. When things go badly, huge withdrawals are made from the love bank. At times the account can be seriously overdrawn, and the relationship goes into serious deficit. When this withdrawal continues the couple can begin to hate each other and every action is considered a threat or interpreted as uncaring.

The habits that make frequent withdrawals from the couples’ love bank are stated here and this should be avoided by the couple to preserve their marriage or else their wedding vows will be broken. The first one is nagging. It means to torment by persistent faultfinding or complaining. This is the most common mistakes of a woman. A wife often complains about her husbands irritating behavior and wishes that he will change but the truth is the husband has a mind of his own. You can’t change him to be the perfect husband by nagging and complaining and the only thing you can do is accept his behavior and personality.

The second habit is angry outburst. This happens when our partner has done something that displeases us and we do this to punish or annoy them to get even. Some common mistake we make is shouting, put-downs, criticism or sarcastic name calling. Some couples resort to profanity, striking each other, throwing things, pushing, kicking and pulling hair. The third one is criticism, this is the worst part because you don’t only drain the love bank but you also drain your love one’s self esteem. If the person has done something that displeases us, an open talk is the key and understanding is what unlocks the door. We can hate the fault of our partner but we should never hate them and bear in mind that they are just human like us and prone to commit mistakes. There is always forgiveness and acceptance to keep the love flowing in the relationship.

The last one is irritating habits and annoying behavior. Some women marry a man and hope to change his annoying behavior while men marry their women and hope they will never change. There is some truth to this but husbands and wives should bear in mind that they should accept their partner including their annoying habits and focuses on their strengths and not on their weaknesses.

House Remodeling

I’ve currently visited a website about Minneapolis Remodeling and I’ve noticed that the site does explain about why people are remodeling their home. I think it would really appeal to the visitors if they have posted pictures of houses that they have remodeled. It would also be great if they posted their customer feedbacks at their site because it would help their visitors to know them better and also it would help build their trust on their services.

I think remodeling our home is really a necessity especially if there is an addition to the family. It would mean adding another room for that loved one. Today, we only have two bedrooms in our house but I’m thinking of adding rooms if my children have already grown up. Right now my husband and I slept together with our two children in our room. We arrange our two beds together so I can lie at the middle with my two children beside me. My son is still three years old and my baby girl is 11 months old. I think if ever I have extra money to spend I might also consider in remodeling our bath because it’s too small. Having a bath tub could be nice because it could be relaxing to enjoy a bubble bath after a busy day at work.

Jun 23, 2009

First confirmed death on A(h1n1)

First confirmed death on swine flu in the Philippines has landed the 1st page of most news magazine. A 49 year old mother died in their home after 3 days of flu like symptoms and was later confirmed to be the swine flu. The cause of her death was congestion due to heart attack and it was later found out that she had other pre-existing condition before the swine flu and the flu has aggravated her condition leading to her death. I don't really know if it is already time to panic because as of now the Philippines has one of the most number of infected patients now reaching to 400 up but it's comforting that 80% was already well. I think the only thing that can help us survive this kind of illness is to strive to be healthy and pneumococcal and flu vaccination for people who have pre-existing conditions to help avoid complications if they become infected with the swine flu.

Jun 22, 2009

Choosing the best webhosting service

Choosing the best web site hosting service is very important if you want to be successful in blogging. The best choice should be the cheapest and the most reliable webhosting service. If you are searching for website hosting service then you should check for top ten best web hosting service for 2009, Web hosting providers ranked by the best price to value ratio. Host reliability, uptime, key features, bonus features, customer support, past and current user feedbacks, user-friendliness and hosting awards have been taken into account as well.

Aside from the list of reviews of web hosting providers this site also has informative articles about blogging. The most important thing in choosing a platform for blogging is to choose a search engine friendly platform such as Yahoo or Google. This platform has an advantage because they have their own Search Engine and if you are using this one, you can easily create search engine friendly web pages to keep the spiders crawling to your site. In short your site has a greater advantage in terms of SEO or Search Engine Optimization. If you opted to have other platform aside from Yahoo and Google it can also be done but you need to install add on modules which makes it quite difficult for inexperienced user.

Jun 18, 2009

My son at the beach

Here is a video of my son on the beach. My parents and my other close relatives goes to the beach sometime last year and I was not able to go with them because I was on maternity leave during that time and I’m the one who takes care of my baby girl at home. My father is the one who has taken this video on his cell phone and transfer this to my cell phone. This was my son’s first time to go to the beach and at first he was afraid of the water but after awhile he was enjoying it.

Cheap web hosting

I’ve recently visited kvchosting and I’ve found out that they have cheaper domain at only 8.95 a year as compared to blogger. Having your own domain is really important if you want to excel in blogging because you will be given more opportunities and it would also be like an achievement for you as a blogger because you have purchased your own identity in the web.

kvchosting also offers free web hosting without banner ads, unlimited cheap web hosting, reseller hosting, vps hosting and dedicated hosting. They also accept payment like major credit card, google check out and paypal. Their costumer support is available 24 hours everyday and their response time is 30 minutes.

Jun 15, 2009

Join the Filipino Bloggers Society

There is a new social networking site for Filipino bloggers and I’m inviting every Filipino who loves to blog to join. This is entirely a useful platform for us bloggers because we will be able to promote our blog and be able to meet and chat with our fellow kababayans who has the same passion for blogging. So invite your friends and join.
Once you register, you will be able to create your own club, create a discussion and join in forums. You can also add the RSS feed of your blog on your profile page and download photos and videos. So join and discover more features that will be just right for you. Don’t forget to put the badge on your blog so other bloggers could join.

Jun 13, 2009

Food you can buy online

I’ve recently visited and I’ve discovered that if you have passion for cooking then life can already be so easy for you. Have you experienced reading or watching the cooking of recipes from other countries? I have and one of the difficulties in cooking their recipe is you can’t find the condiments or other ingredients that they were using in your area. This site makes it easier for you because they offer various products and condiments from different countries and ethnicity. They offer 4,500 various ethnic food products and deliver it all over the world with a flat rate of $4.99. They also offer hard to find food products such as, snacks, sauces, spices, cooking mixes, sweets, beverages, wines and so much more.

This is also good for people who have migrated to other countries because they could buy online food products originating from their homeland. If you visited the site you can easily find the products that you are searching for because it is categorized based on the country of origin, ethnicity and the kind of food you are searching for. You can also search the products by brand and their top selling brand are Sadaf, Indomie, Rotary, ABC, Swad and Asian taste. If you like cooking new dishes then you can also browse their over 4,000 recipes of various food dishes. Good thing is if you like to try recipes from other countries; it will be much easier for you because you know where to find the other ingredients.

I’ve also noticed that they have various food products that I have not yet seen or tasted. This could also be a treat for adventurous people who would like to try out new food tastes. They offer various food snacks from other countries as well as wine for wine lovers who would like to try something new.

Jun 12, 2009

Celebrating the Philippines 111 years of independence

We are celebrating the most important event of our nation; the day the Republic of the Philippines was created and governed by its own people. I think by now we should have to be united to a common goal, and that should be to aim in making the Philippines one of the richest countries in the world. If the Philippines become rich then everyone in our country will be provided well with better social services, better employment, better education, better shelter and better opportunities for all. I’m thinking that there is a possibility that this could happen because our country is rich in natural resources. The most important resources are our people and to think it has become one of the most exported resources in our country. Sad but it is true. It has also become one of most abundant and I think inexhaustible because everyday thousand of babies are born.

Way back when I was still in college, I was a member of our school publication. I write most feature stuff like essays and interviews. I am a school writer for four years and during that time we were a member of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines or CEGP. One time when I was in my junior year we have attended the national convention that was held in South Cotabato, Mindanao. The President of the guild was a senior student in UP, Manila, one of the prestigious schools in our country. I’ve seen her on TV as one of the protesters against the Philippine Government. In fact almost all of the school writers are activist and I’ve seen it many times. During that time the president of the Philippines was Fidel V. Ramos and during our convention our guild leaders would discuss all about the issues and concerns against our government. I think whoever will become president of the Philippines there is still a flaw and there will always be issues. There will always be criticism about them and the way they handle the government.

I am not against protesters or activist in fact they help a great deal in preserving our democracy. What I mean is we are already a democracy and as long as they are there to stand their ground we will remain that way. A dictatorial President cannot come to power again because of the people who stood their ground and raise their voice.

Jun 9, 2009

Problems with unwanted hair

One significant attribute we have in my women relatives in my mother side of the family is having noticeable hair in our upper lip and legs. Yes, my female relatives and I have a thin upper lip hair and when I was younger I was very conscious of it. When I got older I’ve tried using hair removal cream, hair bleaching cream and waxing. What I really liked in the three different products is waxing because my skin has no allergic reaction to it unlike the hair removal cream. I didn’t like the hair bleaching because the lightened hair catches more attention than the normal hair. I think the best thing to do with unwanted hair is laser hair removal because it provides permanent results. I’ve heard positive and negative comments of laser hair removal and it is still best to know all about the service provider first before making a decision. I’ve recently visited and they offer laser hair removal in chicago. Their site is very informative on unwanted hair and its’ causes and they give further details about laser hair removal.

Under the sun

I could still remember way back when I and my female friend were still in college we used to avoid the sun’s rays because we don’t want to get darker skin. Things do change as we got older because we got more comfortable with our skin. Today my female friend is working in Dubai and she told me that other nationalities like the color of our skin. Filipinas has natural tan skin and other nationalities do like our skin because of the texture and the color. Today like my friend I’m also comfortable with my skin but I still use moisturizers with SPF for sun protection and to delay ageing because I’m not getting any younger.

Jun 8, 2009

Travel destination in Faro, Portugal

Faro is a city in Portugal and the capital of the Algarve. There are many excellent beaches within this city that makes it a favorite destination for visitors in the summer. It has so many historical sites that will definitely catch the attention of tourist. One notable sight is the Baroque Igreja do Carmo near the central post office on Largo do Camo. It is open from Monday to Friday at 10:00 -1:00 pm and 3:00 – 5:00 pm and 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturdays. A door to the right of the altar leads to a macabre Capela dos Ossos, its walls are decorated with bones from the adjacent cemetery. Another worthwhile attraction near the city is the Ria Formosa Natural Park, and a short distance to the north is the peaceful village of Estoi, boasting a pink Roccoco palace and Roman ruins dating from the 1st century. To enjoy the beach while on holiday in Faro, one has to travel a few miles; a long sandy spit lies across a bridge near the International Airport. Aside from the places mentioned here there are still many historical attractions that is very worthwhile to visit.

To enjoy your stay there you need to find good accommodation in Faro. The first in the list is Hotel Monaco. It is the nearest hotel from Faro airport which makes it the excellent choice for visitors. Its’ restaurant Primavera is a comfortable Bar with wide screen satellite TV and an outdoors swimming pool is other amenities available for the enjoyment. A comfortable and well-equipped bedroom provides a refreshing rest. All 64 rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV, radios, telephones, safes, mini bars, and fully en-suite equipped bathrooms. You can roam around the city and when it is time to go home you can get car hire for faro airport


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