Wednesday, April 30, 2008

American Idol Update

Last night when the contenders for American Idol sung Neil Diamond's song during the first round, Paula Abdul sound a little bit out of context and making some bizarre comments. She made her comments on Jason's first song as well as the "second song" when in fact they haven't been to the second round yet. Hmmm...zarre...

I am shocked Jason is still holding on. All the men contestants were safe and the two girls were at the bottom 2. I was guessing that Syesha will be voted out but instead it was Brooke. Well you can't really predict who will go since there are millions of voters.

Credit Cards Club

If you are planning of applying for a credit card, you should read first what it offers to you. At credit cards club you can find the best credit card that is best suited to your needs through its credit card reviews and ratings. This is a great website to look for credit cards to apply for. They have all credit card types, from Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover, Chase and more banks and card issuers. This site is excellently designed for easy and hassle-free searches.

The functionality of the credit cards club website is great. The site is scattered free and you can easily find what you are looking for since the categories have specific icons. They also separated credit card categories, issuers and banks and different credit card types, like if it is for business, cash back, rewards cards, or even prepaid cards. When you search for each type you will get an extensive credit card reviews on each one. They also have top credit cards featured on a designated space in their web page.

This site is very informative as well since they have articles that will give you more knowledge in selecting a good credit card. The ratings are transparent and credit card reviews are truthfully laid out. You can check their website at before you apply for a credit card.

Where in the World

is Matt Lauer? This is the new segment of the Today show that I am starting to like. It started on the 28th. It is very informational as well as pleasing to learn new things about certain places all over the world. Kudos to NBC for having this kind of show that will open the eyes of other nations that there is a place and beautiful culture that exists. I hope they will show more countries or places that haven't been given a chance to show to the world its uniqueness and the many things it can offer.

Cardea Commercial

According to most business news I have read or heard we are in silent recession and if you are investing you must be careful. But this doesn't mean that you should not invest at all. You can still invest say in real estate because you can acquire properties now that is in low interest rate but will eventually goes up. In real estate investing it is very important that you are knowledgeable and well informed. There are advisors you can check out if you wanted to know more about commercial real estate investing or real investing per se. If you want to venture into this you can check out Cardea Commercial at

Cardea Commercial is a real estate and asset advisor that specializes in replacement property consulting. You can find a lot of information in their website about 1031 tic or the Tenant in Common investing, it's risks and frequently asked questions are all in their website. They have a lot of tools that helps and guides investors about different aspects of 1031 Exchanges and what an investor needs to understand. They also have webinars that an investor can listen to for additional knowledge. So if you are to invest in commercial real estate and wants to hire an advisor, Cardea Commercial can help you.

Wrestling with Barney

I usually put her stuffed toys on the end table so she will be encouraged to stand and cruise on the edges of the table. So this is what she is doing most of the time. Take all the toys down and then step on it or sometimes hug it and pin it down.

Wholesale List to Reach Market Target

In business the need to reach out to your market target is very critical in its success. You need to have a proper and effective system that will enable you to maximize your resources to have a high return of investment. Clients are the number one target and you need a great marketing strategy to reach out to them. Whatever business you have, real estate, lending, mortgage, finance, credit cards, insurance, or product market, you need targets that needs your business. The best thing to do is to have a mailing list database of your target that specifically needs your business.

Reaching out to specific consumers or clients for your business is difficult without having the mailing list database or any other marketing strategy. You may wonder where to get such database? One company can provide it for you, the Intec™ Wholesale Lists at This company offers the best in marketing database such as marketing mailing list, consumer database, business database, responsive buyers, telemarketers, and sales leads. They are the finest in this business in America since 1997 and only give out quality marketing lists to their clients with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Aside from giving clients updated lists, Intec™ Wholesale Lists also provides complete solution for data hygiene that includes: NCOA, Nixie, CASS certification, phone number lookup, and area code updates. They also offer a full range of data appending, verification, and profiling. As Intec™ Wholesale Lists provides quality marketing list they also assure clients of its affordable price. This company is the whole package for your marketing tool. They have the quality database, reasonable price, expert and knowledge and good customer service.

So if you need your business to succeed and make a high return of your investment, build your mailing list database and bring your business direct to your target with Intec™ Wholesale Lists.

Spring Weather

Wow for 4 days now I was able to see real sunlight. So I guess there is still hope for our weather here. I opened the telly and the forecast for the week is very promising. I hope I can go out more often now without wearing too bulky clothes. I need more sunshine as well as our DD so weather such as what we have right now is very welcome.

Au Naturelle Cosmetics

Being a woman we tend to use a lot of beauty enhancing products. There are lots of cosmetic brands in the market and we are hopping from one brand to another to get something that will suit as. I am a simple person and I don't go out on regular days with make up. I am just very simple. I am afraid to use cosmetics that is why if I buy one I am very cautious. I love using Organic Skincare especially those that are not tested on animals but humans. I have been looking for such products and then I found Ecco Bella Cosmetics. I can say they are au naturelle because their cosmetics are organic and guaranteed cruelty-free products. Using their beauty products will leave you conscience-free knowing that it will not cause blemishes on your beauty and it is environmentally friendly.

Sponsored by Ecco Bella

What To Do: Beauty Products Gone Bad

I love reading GoodHousekeeping magazine. It gives a lot of information on almost everything. Simple tips and tricks as well as giving insightful infos about new products in the market. They also have recipes that I like to try out once in a while.

I know all ladies uses cosmetics or any beauty products and some of us collects it too, right? And if you notice you have a bunch in your bathroom from years and years back, you might need to toss those that are gone bad. If you retain it in your bathroom it will only collect dusts as well as occupy space. Not only that you may be using it when it is already expired and bad to use.

So just make sure to check it's expiration date and if it's over you need to toss it away. Those that don't have expiration, below are the suggested toss-it-time according to GH mag:

* Skin care - read expiration date and those that don't have, if it is in pump bottles it can go after a year and others after 6 months in use.

* Nail Polish - 1 to 2 years

* Lipstick and gloss is 1 year and lipliner up to 2 years.

* Liquid eyeliners 3 months; cream eyeshadows 6 months; pencil eyeliners and powder eyeshadows 2 years.

* Mascara 3 months.

* Face Make-ups, 6 months for liquids and 2 years for powders.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bridal Lingerie

June is coming and it is known to be the wedding month. If you know of somebody who will get married this wedding month, you can give her bridal lingerie on her shower party. I am very sure that she will be very glad that you give her one. I didn't have a shower party before we got married because the planning was very quick. But if ever I had one I would hope that one of my guests will give me a gift such as this picture below :-)

Dancing with the Stars Update

The Dancing with the Stars are down to 6 celebrity contenders and last night they started dancing two dances. Christian dela Fuente pulled a muscle while they were dancing the 2nd dance, Latin dance. I hope he is okay and him and her partner Cheryl Burke will stay on. If I were to choose who am I going to vote out it be Shannon. Though she made a come back but still she is the weakest among them. When she's dancing her lower body, hip area, still not comfortable enough in dancing. She seem stiff and awkward. Tonight during the result Def Lepard will be singing and I can't wait.


Monday, April 28, 2008

Popcorn Machines

My husband love to watch movies all the time. It's either we go to the cinema or just staying at home and rent out DVDs. While watching of course some staples should not be missed out. We love to eat popcorn as well as chips and dip. I was telling him one day that we must check out for popcorn machines so we can get one. I love to make home made gourmet popcorn. It will be nice too if we invite friends with kids and watch a movie together and then had a ready snacks for everyone to partake. I think I will start looking online and surprise hubby with it.

CONTEST - Guess What She is Doing?

This is a wordless guessing contest. Guess what our DD is doing? She is doing 2 things here. I will choose 3 commenter that gives the exact answers. The first who guess correctly will receive $10 and the next 2 with correct answers will receive $5 each. One guess/answer per person only. I will send the money to your respective paypal account.

This contest ends on May 4, 2008 and will send the price on the 5th. Enjoy guessing and good luck!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Shower Chairs

I remember when I was giving birth in the hospital in labor me and hubby were inside the bathroom sitting in shower chairs. I was thinking of taking a shower. It was really comfortable and I was glad that it is available because it really aids in taking a shower. DME - Disposable Medical Express is selling different type of shower chairs. If you need one, you can check them out at

Adult Immunization

To have a happy life one must also be healthy and fit. To keep away from any sickness our immune system must be strong to combat diseases. I read an article at GoodHousekeeping magazine that a lot of adults are not up to on their shots. It is best to ask your respective doctors to update what vaccine you missed.

I copied this below from the mag what adults should need and ask from their docs:

For chickenpox - you need to get this if you were born after 1979 and you haven't immunized or don't have the disease yet.

For tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (tdap) - you need this if you are under 65 who did not get a booster for the last 10 years.

For measles-mumps-rubella (mmr) - you need this if you are born after 1956 and haven't been vaccinated.

For pneumonia - you need this if you are 65 and older or those with chronic disease.

For shingles - you need this if you are 60 and over.

When fall comes it will be time for the flu shots again. Everyone is encourage to get flu shots as well.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Handy Postage Tape

I am very thankful that most of the trivial things that I need to do everyday is being expedited because of the availability of resources that I can say very handy, just like the postage tape, I am sending some cards, letters, and bills, with the postage tape available everything is just easy and fast. These handy labels greatly works for an on the go Mom like me. I am stocking more of it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. So if you need some of these labels just check out

LBC in our Area

I mentioned before that there is already an LBC service here in our area. When we were in GA I wished that there is an LBC there because we are sending balikbayan boxes to the Philippines. When we moved here, there is one service but it is far from where we live. I am glad that in March another branch was being opened. I called them a while ago because I have balikbayan box to send off. I was surprised that they are still on the promo period until the end of this month. Their promo charge for $35 for the biggest balikbayan box. Not bad. I need to call them very, very soon for pick up schedule.

Budget Software

Budgeting is always an issue in the household and in businesses. I am telling you it is not an easy task. There are so many things to consider. Most of all the consideration of your resources. In businesses budgeting is a pain if you have a lot to consider. That is why it is advisable to get a budget software that will do the big task. The software should have all the elements like accuracy, tracking, managing and planning, advanced calculations and other features. So if you need one you can check out


One of the Filipino teleserye, soap opera, that I am following everyday is Palos. It ended yesterday. I hope they will have another show soon that I will watch. TFC have another offering soon but it is horror and I don't like watching it. I am looking forward for another drama shows.

I am waiting for another teleserye that I believe Judy Ann Santos and Derek Ramsey will star. I am a fan of Juday because she is very wholesome and so down to earth. Becoming a big star did not make her big headed that is why she is very blessed.

Franchise Gator

If you are thinking of opening up a business you can also look at getting a franchise. There are already existing businesses in all types of industries that offers franchise. As a matter of fact Franchise Gator can help you in determining what kind of business you want to franchise. They have all the industries listed and they can match a business that fits for you. They are reliable and will help you succeed in your endeavors.


Sharon Cuneta, the Philippine Megastar, is shooting a movie Caregiver. She even shoots scenes in one of London's nursing home to make the movie more authentic. This movie will show how the OFW's working abroad as caregivers. Being away from your love ones, instead of caring for them you are caring someone else because you need to support your family. I can relate to this movie because I have been a caregiver here in the US. It is a worthwhile experience even if it is very hard. I am looking forward for this movie. I hope I will be able to get a copy when it will be in a DVD.


Treadmill is an exercise equipment that will do a lot of good to those who wants to get fit and healthy. This is a good way to do a cardio exercise. Increase your endurance and burn fats thereby increasing your body metabolism and sweating out excess body fats. I have been wanting to have one at home so we will not go to our apartment's gym or health club. My hubby's aunt before wanted to hand one down to us but we just don't have the means to get it. There are lots of treadmills in the market, but if we get one, I may get the same treadmill in the picture.

Rice Shortage

I heard on the local news here in our place about rice shortage. It was said that it is a world concern. In California where there are lots of Filipinos also feel the effect of the rice problems. One Costco store is limiting customer in purchasing rice. Watching the Today show this morning, Kathy Lee and Hoda, the anchors, were talking about food crisis as well. I hope that this will not become a world problem because it will be very scary. Although we should not do any panic buying but we just have to be prepared.


After giving birth a lot of women experience skin breakout, gaining weight and losses energy. Postpartum effects sometimes becomes very psychological. Some even go on dieting right away if they are not breastfeeding. I learned that there are diet pills like Orovo that not only loses weight but also good in treating acne or skin breakouts and also elevating your body's energy. This has the superfoods that doctors are recommending and is rich with vitamins and minerals. I may have to try it after I have a check with my OB.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

FHM's Top 10 Sexiest Woman

FHM magazine named their 100 Sexiest Woman in 2008. It will be featured in their June issue of the Magazine. The top 10 named were:

10. Kiera Knightley - Willowy wonder
09. Angelina Jolie - Child catcher
08. Hillary Duff - Muli-tasker
07. Cheryl Cole - Woman scorned
06. Scarlett Johansson - Fulsome fantasy
05. Hayden Panittiere - Up, up and away
04. Elisha Cuthbert - All day long
03. Keely Hezell - Kentish melon-farmer
02. Jessica Alba - Fantastic form
01. Megan Fox - Winning debut

Other celebrity actresses are also in the top 100 like Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner, Cameron Diaz, Eva Longoria, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and singers Rihanna and Beyonce Knowles.

Selecting an Insurance

Insurance companies in the countries mushroomed up and you cannot decide which one is reliable and give you the best services. Almost everyday we can receive insurance fliers either term life insurance, car insurance, health or dental insurance and any other types of insurance. But those goes to the trash because we don't know what kind of company they have. To select an insurance make sure that the company has a good track record and is known to provide good service. Make sure also to check out with the BBB and I believe there is a way you can find if that insurance is good or bad online.

A Little Investing on the Sides

My Mom sent me a message through text to call her and it says important. If I read that kind of message I easily get nervous. But when I called her she said that she already did what I asked her the other day. I got relieved that it is not something I should get nervous about.

What it was is that I asked my Mom to go to my cooperative bank back in our town where I am a member. I thought my membership was already cut off because it's been years that I did not do anything about it. I was encouraged by a friend who also have a coop bank membership and her account is active and doing good. So I called the bank and asked my friend if I can activate it and maybe make a little investment. She said I can and I am still earning dividend through the years. That is very cool. So my Mom went there and got me another pass book. I am planning to put in a little amount and just save it there so when we go home we will have something to look forward to.

Save, Save and Save

Having a kid definitely change your perception in life. Although you have the drive in your life to have a bright future but with an addition in the family that drive is double. Your driving force will be your children that you are responsible for in giving them a good future. When I stopped working I was thinking if would we be able to put money in our savings accounts. Our household expenses was doubled because of having a child. If my husband is the only one who will bring home the bacon can we afford to save as well as spend? But in God's grace we're able to adjust to live with what we have and save some. So I guess if we just manage our finances well then we can still get through with just one income. And rule of thumb in getting to a more secure financial life is to save, save and save.

Wesley Snipe's Tax Case

I read on Yahoo news that the Blade star Wesley Snipes was sentenced for 3 years in prison. This is the verdict by the judged regarding his tax case. I heard about this tax evasion case of him way back. Accordingly this is a success on the prosecutors in giving him the maximum penalty. This will also set to deter high profile personalities or whoever will not pay and settle their taxes with the IRS.

In the Philippines I have heard a lot of news that businessmen are evading taxes. In my opinion, the government should not be lenient to them. They should make them pay in full not just the ordinary and small businesses.

Sports: Golf

Golf is one of the sports that I really wanted to learn. Hubby was playing it before and he is thinking of playing it again. I have been looking of golf gears and boy it is very expensive. Hopefully we can try it together. It will be a fun family sports. We will include our little one too. Anywhere you go here in the US there are golf courses. In Missouri, you can find award winning golf courses. This can be found in Branson golf courses like the Thousands Hill. I may not be able to play there but I hope I will have the chance to learn the sport soon.

Show Come Back

I am so excited two of my favorite shows will be aired back tonight. I missed these shows when it was stopped because of writer's strike in Hollywood. Now that they are back in the prime time, I will have something to look forward to every Thursday night. These are the Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy.

When these shows first came out, me and hubby watched it together. Sometimes I forgot about the day and time and he will remind me to switch the channel. Even now that he's in Iraq he reminds me that our shows are coming back again. They have MWR - Moral Welfare and Recreation - there so they're able to watch news and shows there as well.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

American Idol Update

Last night the 6 finalists of American Idol sung a broadway musicale songs. It is very tough call for all of them but most of them were able to pull it through. Brooke missed the entrance of her song and she stopped and start again which for me can hurt her votes tonight. Jason on the other hand chose a song that is not for his range. If I am to choose who will be voted out, my guess would be him. But we will see...

A Red Rose For You

From the bottom ofmy heart
I wanna say thank you
Shiela for this beautifulred rose award.
You made my day!

Red rose has number of thorns in it
when it pint your finger it hurts
Everyday in my life is just like red roses.
Sometimes life is not always bed of roses.
But life is great with God.
Now, it's my turn to share this red rose.
I am awarding the following persons.


Thank you very much for being such a wonderful friends.

Dancing with the Stars Update

Did you watch Dancing with the Stars last night? The result last showed that Marlee Matlin was voted off. She is an inspiration because despite her being deaf she still a successful person. It is very difficult to dance without hearing the music but she's able to dance very gracefully. Even if the road to dance in the show has ended for her, but her courage to take the challenge for 6 weeks was really an accomplishment.

With the result was also the competition for the kids division. And the two pairs were also great. They have a good future as professional dancing. My bet was the first pair and they emerged as the winner too. I am looking forward to see more younger kids dancing in DWTS.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Everyday Cleaning

Having a child in the house doubled my time to allot in cleaning. Before I only do weekly thorough cleaning but now since I gave birth I make sure to dust almost everyday, vacuum and mop kitchen and bathroom. I am not really a total neat freak but I just want to make sure our DD will not catch germs. I also decided to go green with my cleaning supplies. I started by using a microfiber mops and rugs for our floors and counters. We do have a lot of cleaning liquids that I need to dispose of and replaced with green products soon. Just knowing all these hazardous chemicals we are inhaling in our household is enough for me to fear for our DD's development. I believe all mothers should look into it now and start the change.


This is my answers for the QOTW.

Join here.

1. Have you tried running far away from home alone? How does it feel?
= I haven't tried it.
2. Who or what is most beautiful to you?
= A beautiful person to me is somebody confident and down to earth.
3. You are still sleeping and suddenly someone wakes you up. What would be your first reaction?
= I surely will be annoyed but curious why.
4. What’s your significant other/partner/husband/wife calls you? And what do you call him/her?
= We call each other honey.
5. Someone is knocking at your car window, and you see a little girl selling fruits for $1. Are you going to buy one or just ignore her? Please be honest.
= I will buy.
6. What time did you wake up today? Happy or Sad?
= Around 9AM. Happy for another day but a bit tired.
7. Do you go to work everyday? Where?
= I don't work outside.
8. What did you do this past weekend?
= Did some housework and chatted with hubby.
9. A random photo off the web…anything at all that you think is worth posting. Post it here.

10. Why did you chose that picture/image?
= It is a sculpture of mother earth I uploaded from Yahoo. It is in honor of this Earth day.

Car Accessories

My husband will be coming home soon and he ask me all the time what my surprise will be for him. Of course I am not telling him my surprise. What I am planning is getting him some car accessories for his truck. I know he will love it. I am already browsing online for neat and cool items. I checked at wooddashexperts.comand found a lot of goodies for my plan in getting her truck pimped.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Hails, Hails and More Hails

I thought we will be done with snow in spring but just now it is snowing. I was thinking of going out but having this kind of weather, so unpredictable, I don't like to drive. I know I have been ranting about our weather here but it is really weird. I am not used to this but I need to adjust to it if we will be living here for good. Oh well, I just wish more sunshine soon.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Adjustable Beds

Another way of helping those who are suffering from back pains because of an uncomfortable beds is to get an adjustable beds. These beds will allow you to adjust the position of your bed according to your preference and position when sleeping. You can also adjust the softness or hardness of the mattress. This is really very cool and would greatly help you give a relaxing and good sleep every night.

Citizen Pinoy

To all my Filipino friends, do you watch Citizen Pinoy on TFC? It is really a good show and it gives a lot of immigration information. It is hosted by Gel Santos-Relos and Atty. Michael Garfinkel, the well-known immigration lawyer. I like watching the show and it gives you knowledge of what to do when faced with immigration problems. I saw a lot of guests having immigration problems and they were able to get through it through his help. It is really very important that we, as immigrant here in the US, knows immigration issues and not to be ignorant of its laws.


During night time when I go to bed I can't sleep right away. I wanted to read but I can't open our bedside light since our DD is sleeping beside me for now. When I turn it on she will be disturbed in her sleep. One time I tried using a small flashlight but it just made my eyes hurt the more. So I better get me a magnifier that I can use. I need to get it soon before I put too much strain to my eyes.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Entrecard List

If you are an entrecard dropper and have other blogs to link, please leave a comment and leave your other blog's url and name then I will add you to my links as soon as I can.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My Generation

You Belong in Generation Y

You fit in best with people born between 1982 and 2001.

You are cooperative, flexible, and adaptable.

You know the world changes quickly, and you're eager to change with it.

You are socially responsible, forward thinking, and open minded.

Tag: World Wide Link Love!

I got tagged by Sexymom.

~ start copying here ~

Join the Worldwide Link Love!
Benefits of Worldwide Link Love!

1. Make new friends around the world.
2. Feel the Link Love.
3. Gain new readers and subscribers.


1. Copy from ~start copying here ~ to ~ end copying here ~ and paste it on your blog.
2. At the end of the list, put your name and the country your in, it doesn’t matter what’s your nationality just put the country where you are publishing your blog. Don’t forget to put links at your name.
3. If u have many blogs, you can link all of it, just make sure you post the same on each blog.
4. Tag eight (8) or more of your blog friends.
5. Tip for blogspot users: make sure you copy and paste the code in Compose mode.

Wanna join, and you can’t find your name on the list? Just leave a comment here.

Worldwide Link Love! Participants:

1. Julia (Philippines)
2. Catherine (Malaysia)
3. shimumsy(u.s.a)
4. Mitch (Philippines)
5. Hailey (Philippines)
6. Sexymom (USA)
7. Confessions of an Army Wife (USA)
8. Bless Sanctuary (USA)
9. Happy Life (USA)

I will tag Joliber, Chant, Lutchi, Vhiel, Lira, Beth, Tess, Chikai, Yen and Imelda

Monday, April 14, 2008

How Much a Sonographer Being Paid

A friend of mine asked me how much a sonography technician being paid. Being I don't have any idea, I check online and has an extensive information about it. Accordingly, sonography tech has a median income of $48,660 in 2002, with the average salary falling between $41,420 and $56,020 every year. This is not bad. And you have room to grow from having this training. You can also get an advanced study in Radiology and make it a full degree. The website also offers information about sonography schools all over the country if someone is interested.

Got My 10-Year Permanent Resident Card

I am so happy and relieved that at last I already got my 10-year permanent resident card. I am now temporarily finished with immigration paperworks until I will be able to apply for US citizenship. It took two months for me waiting for my 10-year green card from the date of my biometrics in Seattle. Although my 2 year conditional card has already expired in December 2007 but the USCIS send me a notice that it is extended until December 2008. But now that I have my actual card, it is already superseded. I can rest my mind on this immigration processing now.

Manic Monday

Join here.

Is there anything for which you would willingly give your life?
= I will give my life for my child.

How would you communicate with someone if you didn't share a common language?

= I will use sign language or maybe get an interpreter.

Where is your ideal place/location to have a wedding?
= Beach wedding in Hawaii.

Depression Treatment

It is a known fact that nowadays a lot of people are suffering from depression. Depression comes in many ways and it affects not only adults but cases also shows that children are suffering from depression as well. There are effects of depression that will turn them into drug abuse, alcoholism, seclusion and distress because they feel the isolation. Their life is crushed and others would even end up tragically. Once you see symptom of depression from any of your love ones, you need to act at once. Depression Treatment should be administered. You need to give your full support for your love one to get proper care and treatment.

Depression Treatment includes but is not limited to having them see a clinical psychologist that will assess the degree of their depression and what will be the proper treatment program for them. Some people are very adamant to seek medical help because of the stigma that accompanies with it. The bad impression to others if found out they are seeing psychologist or psychiatrist creates a feeling of shame. The family should intervene and give them discouragement as much as possible so they will not feel isolated. And seeing a professional should be pushed in order for them to get back to a normal life.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hails in Spring

Actually this picture was taken on March 30 at the back of our apartment unit. It was very strange when it's already spring and hails are pouring. I was just amazed when only for a few minutes and the ground was already blanketed with ice pellets. My friend who used to live here in WA was telling it wasn't this snowy as before. How really strange the nature is. This is the secret of the weather that even the experts cannot explain.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Rice Crisis in the Philippines

I was watching Philippine news this afternoon and reports about people fighting with the line they are queuing just to get a low price of rice from NFA (National Food Authority). I am wondering why this is seem like panic buying among Filipinos. Is there really a shortage of rice in the Philippines? According to the government there is enough rice supply but why would the people act like there will be no rice tomorrow?

One thing I don't like is how they claim that Philippine economy is strong but prices of basic commodities are souring high. I was shocked how the sardines which to my memory was Php5.00 before now it's Php9.50. That is ridiculous. The dollar went down and the peso went up but still more and more people are not able to support their basic necessities. Another thing, the business owners or rice wholesalers or retailers are also taking advantage of the situation wherein they just think of profit. I think it's not only the government who will change as well as capitalist business people that only think of their own interest.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tag: Twelve Months

Tag from Vhiel [Can of Thoughts]

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you've done it!

I am a May flower. MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift. The Twelve Months

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

I am tagging On A Lighter Note, Merydith's Place, Rosit, Chubby and Virgie

Dalai Lama in Seattle

I heard on the news that the Dalai Lama will be coming in Seattle today. He will be inspiring a lot of people in the Seeds of Compassion gathering. Many hopes that his coming over will give an impact to a lot of people to stop the violence and make a peaceful demonstration against the Chinese government regarding the issue of Tibet. The Dalai Lama is known to be the compassionate man and that is what the organizer for the Seeds of Compassion to inspire people through him . They want to bring back hope, love and compassion to those that are living in a troubled life.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Great Day

Weather wise it was a great day today. The sun was bright and the wind is very tame. The temperature was on its mid 50's. Very lovely day indeed. I wasn't planning to drive but realized I need to buy diaper for our DD. I went to Costco which is only 3-5 min drive down the road from our complex. My little girl was able to only wear a thin jacket and she didn't get cold. We were inside the store and I felt lost. It was my second time going there. I didn't know where the diapers at. To make my stay there short and fast, I asked one of the associates. She told me where it is at. I only stick to what I should buy, only diaper. So I got out of the store with a big box of diaper that will probably last for a month.

Bad Credit? No Problem with

Some people would think they don't have chance anymore in getting loans. This is not a problem anymore since bad credit gives chances to those who need it. They can apply for bad credit loans. It is very easy and fast to apply. They can also apply for bad credit credit cards. It is always advised to make payments not late so the bad credit will be repaired. So check them now and apply for the one that you need.

Tag: Technorati Explode

A tag from Lucel Juliana.

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This is the easy way and the fastest way to :
1. Make your Authority Technorati explode.
2. Increase your Google Page Rank.
3. Get more traffic to your blog.
4. Make new friends.

Rules :
1. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.
2. Put your own blog name and link.
3. Tag as many friends as you want.

1. Picturing of Life
2. Juliana’s Site
3. Hazel-My Life, My Hope, My Future
4. Jeanne-The Callalily Space
5. Starz in De Sky
6. My Charmed Life
7. Denz Techtronics
8. Denz Recreational
9. Life’s Simple Pleasures
10. My Blog
11. Because Life is Fun
12. In This Game of Life
13. Scribbles of my Life
14. Changing Lanes
15. This is what my heart says…
16. A mom’s note
17. Tasteful Voyage
18. Jackie’s Everyday Life
19. Jackie Simply Pinay
20. Gerthy’s Scrapbook
21. Gerthy Sanctary
23. Asawa’s Love Book
24. A Mother’s Journal
25. Simple Life, Simply Me
26. Pinaymama’s Diary
27. so it goes. . .
28. Hailey’s Beats and Bits
29. Hailey’s Beats and Bits .Com
30. Juliana’s World
31. Juliana’s Lair
32. My Library
33. Blessed Sanctuary
34. Confessions of an Army Wife
35. Happy Life

Insert your blog here.

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Tagging my new friends Chubby, Petra, Beth, Gracey and Malyn.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Directory Mania

Choosing for a reliable directory to submit your site is very crucial in the search-ability of your site. So you need to find a good web directory to submit your site. Dirmania is a free web directory that you can submit your site. They are one of the friendliest, strongest free web directories advertising there is in the world wide web. They have all the categories that will have an edge once your product is being searched. They are free of service and if you have a business, this is the best opportunity for you to launch your business and get a big return of your investment. It is free so take the chance of free advertising as well.

Barbecue Chicken Wings

I went to Walmart yesterday. I was thinking that I will not cook dinner anymore so I decided to buy cooked food in the deli section. I bought BBQ chicken wings. When I get home I tried it and boy it is the best chicken wings I've ever tasted. I will go back tomorrow and buy some more.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

My Personality

I snagged this from Juliana [Pinay WAHM].

Your Personality Is

Guardian (SJ)

You are sensible, down to earth, and goal oriented.

Bottom line, you are good at playing by the rules.

You tend to be dominant - and you are a natural leader.

You are interested in rules and order. Morals are important to you.

A hard worker, you give your all at whatever you do.

You're very serious, and people often tell you to lighten up.

In love, you tend to take things carefully and slowly.

At work, you are suited to almost any career - but you excel in leadership positions.

With others, you tend to be polite and formal.

As far as looks go, you are traditionally attractive. You take good care of yourself.

On weekends, you tend to like to do organized activities. In fact, you often organize them!

Pharmacy Technician Training

A friend of mine is asking me where she can find school she can go for a pharmacy technician training. I told her about She can check it out because they have great medical career trainings. Although she wants to become a pharmacy tech but she can also check out some other medical courses they are offering. I can say that pharmacy technician salary is quiet good and job market is showing that there is an increase hiring in the years to come.

Not Cool

It is really not cool if you live in the first floor of an apartment building because you will hear the feet stumping, door banging or whatever noise the 2nd level tenant has. Now that I have a baby I don't usually sleep deep at night. Just a slight noise can wake me up. When I am in bed I still watch tv until 2am and can you believe I can still hear the noise of our upstairs neighbor. They have a toddler and I can hear the voice of the little one somewhat playing and then I can hear somebody's vacuuming. Well I can't really do nothing about but suck it up since we opt to live in the first floor :-)

Friday, April 4, 2008

X-Ray Technician Training

Having a pre-medical degree as a background is pushing me to pursue another course that is still in medical field. Back in Georgia I started taking classes that I can be credited in any medical courses that I wanted to take. Now that we moved I am thinking of going back to school and thinking instead of taking up Nursing I will enroll to become an x-ray technician. I know of somebody who just finished training as an xray technician and he said that he love his job and it pays real good. I am really sold out to this idea and now I can say that I am more leaning towards taking up Radiologic Technology and become an x ray technician.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Electronic Bill Pay

Many people are still afraid of paying bills online because of identity theft. Me and my husband pays all our bills online. We have the payment arranged direct from our bank. It is really very convenient. We just monitor it if it is properly taken out on the right date and the right amount. The only thing that we pay using our check is our rent. I was also skeptical before of paying bills online.

This morning I was watching the Today Show and it was said that it is best to set up your bill payments electronically because aside from its convenience and paperless, the risk of information stealing is less. Accordingly, there are lots of cases of mail stealing right in our own backyard. If you send out your bills through the courier, you will include in your check some of your information which is very prone for stealing. The lesson here is to be very vigilant and careful when writing your information. Make the habit of shredding paperworks that contain your information. Even if it is only you name, you have to shred it.

Becoming a Chef

Before I got married I am not really into cooking. I know how to cook but not only basic cooking. Then when I entered married life, gears shifted and I got interested in the kitchen and do some cooking experiment. As a matter of fact I love to watch Food Network. My husband was asking me then if I want to learn how to cook and if I am interested in culinary school. Of course I said yes. So I searched for culinary schools around our area. I found a couple which is actually in the school where I went to before. I wanted to go to an exclusive chef school but I don't think I can afford it. But hopefully I will be able to find one through culinary school finder and then I can enroll short culinary training.

Pregnant Man

I was watching Oprah this afternoon and her guest was the "pregnant man" Thomas from Bend, Oregon. He is a transgender man but did not have his internal reproductive organs removed. Since his wife cannot bear a child anymore and they want to have children he is the one who got pregnant. They also told that this is his second pregnancy. Last year he got pregnant but it was an ectopic pregnancy. He had surgery because of it.

I must say that at this point in time there will be a lot of abhorrent remarks about his situation. And that more people in the world is not yet ready to embrace such idea. But for me, it's their choice and they have the absolute right to fulfill the happiness for their family. I can see that they are both capable parents and most of all their family supports them. Hope he will have a safe pregnancy and delivery.

Credit Network

While I was in the Philippines I did not have any credit cards whatsoever. Only people who are wealthy then can afford to own one. Then I heard now that credit card is very popular there and even a mere employee with fair income has one. When I got here in the US hubby educate me about credit cards. And due to my curiosity I researched on it and I found a lot of information. The most important thing that hubby had told me is to take good care of your credit. It will be the basis in almost everything that concerns financial aspect of an American life.

I learned now that before you apply for credit cards you need to shop and compare. There are lots of credit card features you need to look before applying. It is best to look for a credit network wherein they have reviews on credit cards based on the features such as APR or low interest rates, balance transfers, cash back, rewards card, business and pre-paid credit cards. You can research in there first and then compare the different credit card company's offers and then apply for the best one that suits for you. It is also very important to read the fine prints of the credit card you applied for to avoid confusions later on.

NY Pet Friendliest

I heard this news yesterday that New York is named as the Pet Friendliest city in the US. Accordingly, there are lot of establishments that also caters man's pets. From hotels, restaurants, shops and stores. It is a good thing to know that you can bring your pet to just about anywhere in the city. I am not sure if most establishment here in my area do the same. I only see a pet inside a shop if it's a blinds guide. I don't own a pet but maybe one day we decide to get one.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

American Idol Update

Wednesday is the dreaded day for the American Idol contestants. Somebody's got to go home. The bottom three were named and they are: RamieleMalubay, Kristy Lee Cook, and Brooke White. The one voted out is Ramiele. I have the hunch that her road for AI will end tonight.

Spring is Back!

Hope for a nice weather is springing back here. After a whole week of whacky weather, snow, hails in spring, the forecast shows that there will be a week long of dryness in the Northwest. Yesterday we were able to go out and took a short walk around the complex after paying our rent. Although it is still a bit nippy but you can still feel the sun's heat. Today is the same thing. I have plans to go out and take a walk of course with DD in her stroller. It is good to feel fresh air and sunlight is good to have Vitamin D.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Get Fast StartUp Loans to Boost Your Business Capital

Thinking about starting up a business and wondering where to get additional start-up capital? You can apply for an unsecured Start Up Loans. EZ offers Start-Up Loans, working capital or business financing at a doable and affordable rate. Application is very easy and you will get a fast result with their excellent service. So go to EZ and get fast StartUp Loans to boost your business capital.


1. What was the last song you listened to?
Ans. Nursery Rhymes
2. What’s the name of your bestfriend? Describe her.
Ans. January
3. What is your favorite fruit? [fruits]
Ans. Mango, Strawberry and Grapes
4. What is your worst bad habit?
Ans. dilly-dally
5. Do fish have feelings?
Ans. I guess :-) They wriggle when you touch them.
6. What do you think about copycats?
Ans. They should stop it and be original.
7. How do you release anger?
Ans. Breath deep and keep quite.
8. Do you have a nickname?
Ans. Berang
9. I say orange. What comes to mind first?
Ans. Juice
10. Do you play a musical instrument?
Ans. Yes. Guitar, but I am not really good.

Insurance Portal

If you have not thought about getting insurance, you have to do so now. Insurance is very important because it is not everyday that you are in good health. It does also prepare you from anything that may happen. There are many insurance providers that offer different types of insurance. But there are also things you need to know before you get one. You have to get the insurance that suit your needs and your family. Make sure the provider is reliable and have a good business background. These are only few things to remember. You can check out EZ Insurance Portal and get health insurance quotes.

Getting health insurance quotes first is essential to determine among the many providers give what you are looking for. At EZ Insurance Portal, they give you searches of legitimate insurance providers. They also ensure to define your searches by giving a lot of options and choices. The insurance companies they will be listing down for you are those that will give you much with affordable premium. It does not follow wherein if you are paying much you are getting most of your insurance. So it is best to get the quotes and determine which will give the best insurance coverage for your money.
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