Thursday, September 26, 2013

Online MBA Degree

As an academic discipline, business is often considered a "safe" major because of its practical nature. Every industry, organization and government agency relies on effective business principles to succeed and prosper. A solid business education enables people to start their own business or excel in their career of choice. 

For business professionals who want to improve their critical thinking and managerial skills, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a great way to start. A graduate level business degree imparts the solid foundation that working professionals need to advance their careers. An AACSB-accredited program focuses on all the essentials and more. 

AACSB is an acronym that is used to describe the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This non-profit membership organization is committed to the advancement of management education. The AACSB helps its members improve their business schools and degree programs. Accredited programs focus on developing business knowledge in several key areas such as accounting, economics, finance, law, leadership, marketing and information systems.

Many prestigious universities and colleges offer an AACSB online MBA. The Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University is one shining example. An online master’s degree is a convenient way for working professionals to further their business education. It enables students to explore business from a different, global perspective. In fact, the coursework centers on business globalization, competition, technology and ethics.

Those who pursue an online MBA can focus their degree through various elective concentrations. Finance, leadership, marketing and management are the most common specializations. The coursework offers new knowledge and practical skills to help professionals meet the challenges of modern business. 

A specialization in finance involves corporate finance, financial management and investment banking. A leadership specialization allows students to develop their management and entrepreneurial skills. A marketing concentation focuses on marketing strategies and programs. General management lets students choose the direction of their studies through different elective courses.

Online MBA students at Pepperdine University and other schools receive personal attention from expert business executives, consultants and entrepreneurs. They build their professional networks as they study alongside other working professionals. Most students continue their full-time work while they complete their business degree.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Working Again

God is so good and able. I am so happy that I am now back in the workforce again. A good friend of mine is an instrumental for having this blessing. She recommended me in an optical laboratory that she is working with. They are in need of another person in her department. We talked about it on Saturday, and then on Monday she called me to go the agency who hires workers for their company. That same day all paper works were done, drug test and background check. 

On Tuesday, yesterday, I started work. It was so quick. I am a temporary employee right now, and hopefully, God permits, I will become regular and will  be hired by the company. So far I am doing okay and learning stuff one step at a time. Our supervisor told me not to overwhelm myself as there are so many things to remember. Hopefully I will be able to remember things and become faster in doing things. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Working With Trees

I love fall or autumn but one thing I'm not a big fan of is all the falling leaves. Constant raking of our yard is expected during this time of the year. The task can be difficult too when it is always raining, and it is difficult to rake leaves on a wet ground. Although we can probably leave it as it is, we have regulations in our homeowners association to always have clean yard.

One of our friends here who has big trees in their backyard thought of taking down some of the big branches before winter. They don't want any branches falling off again when winter snow storm comes, and this cuts down on the raking you have to do also. You can find equipment for this kind of work at SherrillTree, like chainsaws, pole saws, and tree climbing gear. And make sure you get personal protective equipment (PPE) depending on the kind of work you're doing. PPE can include helmets, chainsaw resistant pants, tree climbing equipment, and more. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Birthday Party at Children's Hands On Museum

Yesterday we attended again another birthday of a friend's son at Children's Hands On Museum. This place is now popular among my friends to held birthday party for kids. One thing I don't like is you only have 1-1/2 hour to use the room and then you have to vacate it. So what our friends did during their kids' party, as soon as guests arrive the food is serve right away. Then followed by blowing of candles and opening of gifts. The kids can then go to wherever they want inside the museum, play, do some arts, and other exciting stuff. 

The kids are just busy bodies when inside this museum. They don't know what to do first as they wanted to try all things. It really keeps them busy while having so much fun. I am thinking of getting a year pass for next year. Winter time will be impossible to be outdoors all the time coz of the cold weather so an indoor activity like this in a museum will be good for the kids then. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Plus Size Clothing

Plus sizes are becoming more available, but they aren't getting any easier to find in mainstream stores. Outside of dedicated outlets there isn't a lot of reliable selection, and not every mall or city has a dedicated plus size outlet to take advantage of. However, this doesn't spell doom for a plus size wardrobe. It just means a little ingenuity is required to get the most out of your shopping. 

The best option for plus sizes is to look online. While outlets are difficult to find in person, they're far more available on the internet. This owes primarily to the decrease in overhead associated with running an online store. Opening a more niche outlet is a far more attractive proposition. In addition to making it easier to find what you're looking for, this frequently results in sales passed onto the customer!

If you are shopping online for plus size garments, it's important to remember to go by measurements more than sizes. This honestly holds true for all shopping, but it goes double for plus size shopping. The truth is that sizes don't mean enough to go by in determining whether something will fit. Whether you're looking for tops, jeans or a plus size cocktail dress, always go by the measurements. 

With a little strategy and searching, shopping online can be a rewarding experience that will see your wardrobe through every season. Don't let the malls and retail outlets get you down. Have a look online and you're sure to find everything your wardrobe is missing.

Birthday Party at Children's Hands On Museum

Last Saturday we were invited for a birthday party at Children's Hands on Museum. It's a great venue for kids as they get to play and experience the museum too after the party. My friend got the package to use a party room for one hour and a half. Although it's a bit pricey but worth it as the children really had a great time. Below are some pictures I took with our girls having a blast inside the museum. 


Book Discounts | Volume Book Discounts

Books have always been expensive, partly because they cost so much to publish, and because their weight means it costs more to ship them. And buying just a few books is often cost prohibitive, but organizations can buy books in bulk and receive volume book discounts. It’s the ideal way for collectors to obtain books, and a very affordable way to make a profit on book sales for fundraisers, book stores, and library sales.

You can buy books, eBooks, and text books wholesale and receive volume discounts. The more you buy, the more you save. Whether it’s juvenile fiction, biographies, best sellers, or topical nonfiction, buying in bulk will increase your profit margin. Large orders can often receive free shipping, too, increasing the bottom line even more. 

With discounts as high as 55 percent, buying books from an online wholesaler is the smart way to get the books you need for your business or charity organization. There’s virtually no limit to the number of copies you can order, so whether you are looking for 50 copies or 5,000 copies, a bulk book wholesaler is a smart way to go, and will net you the biggest savings. Traditional book wholesale suppliers rarely offer more than 40 percent off, and rarely provide free shipping for smaller quantities.

Our Little Fashionista

Little girls are really fun to dress up with. I am glad our girls love it as well. Since our 3 years old is going to school also, she gets to prepare twice a week for school. She gets excited and love to pick her own clothes to wear. Right now she is obsessed with wearing skirt that flares. Good thing her sister's small clothes now fits her so I don't have to buy more for her. Below orange outfit are all hand-me-downs from big sister. She said she feels like a fashionista. She loves to pose and love to see her having a great time doing so. 

Yesterday she went to school too and even woke up early to have her bath and then changed. Her school days are Tuesdays and Thursdays and when she don't go to school she will be fussy at home asking me to go to her school. I am glad that at this time she loves school that much and so eager to learn. I hope and pray she'll stay that way. She have the yellow motif yesterday and uses her big headband/fascinator that I got early this year from Target for $1. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

I Need A New Haircut

It's been a while since I went to the salon and had my hair cut. I wish I can do it by myself without messing it up and I will surely do it. I am thinking of going to the salon I frequent and have a new style. I wish I have a straight hair so it will be easy for me to style or comb it. My hair is wavy and if I want it straight I need to iron it which I find it a bit taxing, that is physically. I am lazy when it comes to it. 

Not only me though that needs a new hair cut but our girls too. Our eldest only had once ever since. When she turned 4 I brought her to the salon. Our youngest who is already 3 years old haven't had haircut yet. So I am thinking maybe next month we will go all to the salon and have our hair done. My girls would surely be thrilled having it done at the salon. My girls have curly hair and they asked me when can they have straight hair. I told them they have genes for curly hair and unless we can straighten it with iron or chemicals then it could but it will be many years from now. They both groan and said that's too long :-) Anyways, it will be a girls day out come next month for all three of us then. 

K-Drama | Full House

These past few weeks I've been hooked in watching different Korean drama. I think I am about 20 dramas and not even a month yet. This is what gets me since I am just staying at home and nothing to do. Blogging is not that busy too so I have more time in hand to watch K-dramas. I like most those romantic comedy that they have. I've watched some even those that are 5 or 9 years ago.

Right now I am watching Full House, which was released in 2004, starred Song Hye Gyo and Rain [Bi]. I've seen another drama of Song Hye Gyo - That Winter The Wind Blows- and I like her. The plot is good but the development of the story is kinda slow. Here's a synopsis of this drama that I got from

Han Ji Eun [Song Hye Gyo] is a naive script writer who lives alone, until she gets swindled by her best friends into thinking she's won an all-inclusive trip to China. Once she's gone, they sell off her house for their own personal gain. On the plane, she meets Lee Young Jae [Bi], a hotshot actor in Korea. Once she realizes she is stuck in China with no friends or money, she is forced to go to Lee Young Jae for help getting a ticket back home, though when she finally gets back to Korea she finds that she has no home to return to. In a bizarre twist of fate, it turns out her old house is now in the hands of the man she met on the plane, and he's on the brink of proposing marriage to his best friend Kang Hye Won, but a media frenzy causes Young Jae to pretend he is with Ji Eun. Now Ji Eun can get her home back—if she promises to marry Young Jae for a year! Their professional relationship starts becoming personal when Young Jae finds himself caring more and more for the charming girl who always stays cheerful despite her many hardships.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Personalized Children's Books

If you're getting ready to throw a baby shower for a special mother in your life, it's important to consider what type of gift you will give. After all, she'll receive many gifts at her baby shower, but it's important to choose something unique and memorable that she'll be able to enjoy for years to come. 

Skip the clothing gifts. Babies grow so quickly that it can be difficult to know exactly what size to choose. Instead, opt for something like a book. You can get personalized childrens books, traditional children's books, or even nursery rhymes that the family can read to the new child for years to come. 

You could also choose to purchase furniture for the new baby. Something like a crib, dresser, changing table, or even rocking chair are important pieces of furniture for the little one's nursery. Consider going in on the gift with several friends to pick something special that the mother-to-be really wants and will enjoy. 

Finally, make sure you wrap the gift in colorful paper and include a meaningful card. It's important not to forget the card since it offers a chance to give a few special words or well wishes for the baby and mother.

Bike Riding without Training Wheels

This past summer I was planning of teaching our 6-year-old to ride her bike without training wheels. She said that she wanted to learn to ride without training wheels so she can go bike riding too with the neighborhood kids. Sad to say, I did not persevere in teaching her. 

On the good side, my husband came to the rescue and taught her diligently for 2 days on how to balance and focus on the road. Our daughter is very perfectionist. She wanted to learn right away. It frustrates her when she can't balance or pedal good and fall. Hubby told her that it is okay to fall as she is still learning. 

After 2 days of arduously having her to ride her bike around the block this past week, she is now able to ride her bike without training wheels. The 2nd day they were outside for almost 4 hours. The persistence of our little girl to learn and the patience of her father made it possible for her to reach this milestone and I am so proud of her. My husband then told me when they both got in the house, that he felt good teaching me how to drive and was successful and then he also taught her daughter to ride a bike with no training wheels. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Workwear Apparel | Men's Clothing

Work fashion for men has never been easier to acquire than at the Dickies online clothing store. From high visibility work clothing to bib overalls, Dickies provides everything the working man needs in high performance clothing. Browsing through the premier Dickies line of work clothing, shoppers have access to relaxed fit carpenter jeans, relaxed fit 5-pocket jeans and high quality regular fit jeans. 

Dickies is also host to quality men's scrubs, including men's v-neck scrub tops, unisex lab coats, and men's drawstring scrub pants. Other work apparel found here includes painter's wear, such as painter's bib overalls, double knee painter's paints, and long-sleeve utility coveralls. 

Dickies is also known for providing workwear apparel for those that require safety clothing, including Dickies flame resistant coveralls, Dickies flame resistant hooded jackets, and relaxed-fit flame resistant twill pants. Men can also shop Dickies online for Big & Tall cotton premium pleated pants, Big & Tall multi-use industrial pocket pants, and Big & Tall heavyweight cotton shirts. 

Shoppers can even find Big & Tall bib overalls, Big & Tall high visibility wear, and Big & Tall men's shorts. For those that require men's Big & Tall outerwear, Dickies has got them covered. 

From diamond quilt nylon jackets and softshell hooded jackets to thermal lined fleece jackets and bonded waffle knitted jackets, Dickies is the premier resource for men's outwear and work clothing. Whether it's clothing for lawn and pool service workers or it's men's work apparel for those that work within the transportation industry, the Dickies online clothing store offers top picks in workwear for men.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Back to Busy Days

Yay, as summer already ended for our girls school then has started. Our school year here started on the 4th of this month and it was really a hectic day for our 1st grader. It's her first day and she will be in school for the whole day now. During kindergarten they only have half days. So my time to wake up is now changing too as I have to prepare breakfast and pack lunch for our first grader.

During the summer we usually woke up late and the kids went to bed about passed 10pm. Sometimes we woke up around 8am or 9am and then have our brunch. This time I have to be up at 6am so I can prepare breakfast for the kids and the pack lunch. I have a plan of making daily menu in advance so I will not be wondering too much of what to make. Good thing though our youngest only have 2 half days a week to go to school; that is every Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

As we are going to be busy with new schedules, I wish at times that we have house help especially in the early morning coz it sure is nice to sleep in. The cooler weather is approaching and having to curl in bed will be more of a luxury with little and school kids around.  

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