Monday, December 31, 2007

Ultimate Paintball Store!

If you are fond of spyder vs2 paintball marker gun or maybe looking for some place to buy it, Ultimate Paintball is a company that sells these top brands which includes Tippmann, Spyder, Smart Parts, Dye, Empire, Draxxus paintball gear plus many more brands which you can find on their website. The good news:Spyder is giving a $10 rebate on the VS2 valid until 1/15/08. With a reasonable price of $239.95, you can get it for $219.95, w/ Eyes Nitro Mega Set. Ultimate Paintball also offers the best prices with free shipping. Isn't it cool? You can further check their paintball gun packages and you can have "everything you need to get in the game." You can even choose any paintball gears you like. Do you prefer top selling guns that their offer? Well, you got 'em...Tippmann A-5, Tippmann 98 Custom, Smart Parts Ion and Spyder Pilot ACS. You've got a lot to choose from. And good prices too! Feel free to go and visit moe different products that they offer.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Grizzly Man

Last night, I came into switching the TV to animal planet, and then I saw this show entitled "The Diary of a Grizzly Man." The show was about to end, but I was able to see some of the scenes about Timothy Treadwell who was in the middle of a bear country forest. I am fond of watching bears as I do love watching animals :)... In the said video was mostly done by Timothy all by himself while he was on close encounters with the bears. Other parts of the video that shocked me was when he started yelling and screaming and cursing! They edited the cursing part with a beep sound on TV, but it is still obvious by sight. He would have clenched fists and challenging everybody...(am not sure who was he referring to, but as I was trying to catch up on what the entire video was all about, he was referring to the bear poachers I guess. He seems to be an avid supporter for bears, he studies their behavior, and live with them in the forest. Then, there are times he really was talking weird, and would be shouting "I am great!, "___CK You"...etc.
It turned out he died being attacked by a bear, as it was related by a group of his friends. His girlfriend, Amie was with him several times in the forest too, and she too died. The reason of her death was still doubtful to some, that she was either killed by Timothy or she was also killed by a bear.
The group of Timothy's friends had as well gathered some conclusions that Timothy was alcoholic, and has psychological problems. (Obviously, you can really read how his behavior was in his series of videos, being inconsistent at times.
Timothy's close encounters with the bears were really impressive. I mean, it's tough being with bears and poke their nose! (which he and her girlfriend did in the video). But I guess, this is not an ideal stuff to let the kids see on TV. It's not worth recommending...No wonder, I stayed up until 2am. Good thing it's in the we hours in the morning. Kids are asleep. Hhhmmm, how about those kids who were awake that time...who loves animal planet???...oh, I would like to think they were just holding on tight on their gameboy! Lol!

Friday, December 28, 2007

My God Children

This came from Mabelle.

I am tagging this to Chari, Jasevox, Cecil, Del and Lisa.

This meme was created to remind us “Ninongs” and “Ninangs” the number of our godchildren and our responsibility towards them as they grow and mature as better Christians.


Here are the rules:
* List all the names of your godchildren
*Tag at least 5 bloggers
* Update the Tag Train

My godchildren:
Kristynn Shane, Mayleen, Lean Grace

The Tag Train Started Here - Bluepanjeet - Joy - Scarty - Yen - Peachy - Jenny - Denz - Eds - Jhona – Nova - Pretty Life OnLine, Norm , Mabelle, Angelnoah

First Meta-Social Search Engine

Have you heard about this first Search Engine that is a Hybrid-Meta-Community and at the same time a social engine? If not, then try this one that keeps even getting better with lesser spams from EarthFrisk.org. It is now highly compared to Google, Yahoo and MSN results, but the good news is that it keeps improving. It is considered to be highly competitive to that of a Google Page rank which is being done far more democratic than what Google does. They do it in a way where people would be voting and commenting which can then be translated into a CV (color value) rating system. In this way, people at the same time is improving the results considering that this search engine has lesser spams. This is one cool thing. They have a custom made tool bar for bloggers with their logo on it which help promote lots of traffic. Now, look who's talking...I'm gonna try it!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Why God Made Pets! :)

This was actually forwarded to me, and being a dog lover, I can't resist sharing it on my site. Photos aren't mine. This is courtesy of fun and fun only yahoo groups. So, here it goes:

Why God Made Pets!

They help out around the house...

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They protect our children...

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They look out for the smaller ones...

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They show us how to relax...

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They "converse" with each other...

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They help you when you're down...

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They are great at decorating for holidays...

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They have "great" expectations...

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They are patriotic...

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They are happy to "test" the water...

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They love their "teddies"...

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They know who's the "BOSS"...

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And...they know when we need a good laugh!...

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It is done by moving the corners of the mouth upward!...

LET ME SHOW YOU HOW...

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Hope you had a good smile today! :))

Saturday, December 22, 2007

"Spaghetti Strings"-Only in the Philippines!

My husband is always the type of person who is very obervant. That is the reason why I tell him he knows me very well, from the wrinkling of my nose to the type of mood I have when I walk. Strange, but he knows how I feel the way I move.

Now, this is the photo he got from our camera while we were in the Philippines and cruising along Malate area. He said it looks like spaghetti! :) Well, yes. He didn't see anything like that here in the US, and I grinned and told him back, "you do see it when you eat pansit" hehehe...


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Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Meaning of Christmas.

I got this tag from cel. Thanks sis, kahit na delayed na :)

Make a paragraph or two regarding your personal meaning of Christmas, below the paragraph of the one who tagged you and you may put your name at the end of the paragraph linking back to your blog or right to the post of this particular tag. Then you tag as many as you can.

Start copy here:Christmas for me is the ultimate reminder on how much God loves us, that He gave His only Son Jesus Christ to be our Savior. For me, its a celebration of love and a time to share our blessings to others.. a time for giving and reaching out to the less fortunate and it's also a wonderful time to be with your family. Christmas is not just all about santa claus or the gifts that you will receive or for shopping, we should always remember that Jesus is the reason for the season and let us reflect on how much God loves us. - Just Let Go/Pieces of Me

Christmas is about giving love, forgiving. This remind us how lucky and how God love us when he gave us his only son Jesus Christ. A time for sharing our blessing to our family, friends and to others. - Celebrate Life/My Journey.

Christmas for me is not the new things that we have and enjoying the bounties in life but remembering that someone is born to redeem us from our sins and making sure of our salvation Teebob.

The true meaning of christmas for me is sharing, giving, expressing love to one another, and remebering that there is one person up there, who is born on the 25th of december to save us from everything . A lot of people told me that christmas is for kids. yes, it's true but I prefer to say that christmas is for everybody and sharing love to one another is the keyword remeber, "you can give without loving but you can't love without giving ". Alaverde33

Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. The date of the celebration is traditional and is not considered to be his actual date of birth. Christmas festivities often combine the commemoration of Jesus birth with various secular customs, many of which have been influenced by earlier winter festivals.In most places around the world Christmas day happens on December 25. It's a special time of the year - a season of love and a season of giving. A time to share, to give and of course to receive a wonderful gift from beloved..Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

As the word Christmas itself convey, this day is the celebration of Christ. It's his day since this is the day we celebrate his birthday. Everything we do on this day should be in his honor...just like we get the honor when we celebrate our birthdays. So do what you normally do on this day but remember to give the honor to the celebrant himself, Christ. Juliana of Pinay Wahm and Teacher' Corner.

Christmas for me is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. it's also the celebration of love that Jesus Christ spread all over the world by sharing, giving and receiving love from all people of all walks of life. Cecil

Christmas is a day of rejoicing, a day where the most precious gift on earth was given to us by God, and that gift was Jesus. It's the day of sharing not only for material things, but the gift of sharing one's love.
My Blogging Thoughts

I am tagging everybody. Feel free to get the tag gurls. Anyway, it's christmas, everybody should share this to others ;)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Paid Survey

Hey guys, this survey is paying me. If you're interested, you can join me and start earning like me.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Top Earner???

hey, I checked my dashboard today and I saw my name as a top earner of the day...with only a $5 bucks opp???? anyway, it's still good news LOL!
I got a snapshot of it and circled my name in red. I still am way back far from the rest, still long way to go gurl..hahaha!!!
A remembrance of myself on PPP's dashboard. :))



Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Online property management software

Buildium, a #1 online property management, has a property management solution just to meet your needs. Whether you are a professional property manager, a member of HOA, or a condo owner, this is for you. You don't need to install any software because it is being done purely online. This property management software features full general ledger accounting, budgeting, secure online payments and access for renters, property owners, board members and more. You can either manage your portfolio or your community depending on which is best for you.
With Buildium you can also communicate with tenants, vendors and maintenance personnel and set up a website with your company branding to get your rental properties on the Internet to be marketed 24x7.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Shopping Cart Software - US

If you're planning to put up your store online, why not try Ashop Commerce? ? It offers a complete solution for merchants to sell online and is a leading provider of hosted shopping cart software.

In this software, you can create your new online store or if you have already one and wants some upgrade, you can do it with Ashop too! Try the 6 outstanding features and you'll not regret it.

1. Affordable - you don't need to spend thousands of money for an online store because Ashop is here.

2. Easy - you don't need to learn complicated programming codes to set up your store, because it's a web-based and no installing required. You can try their 10 day test drive for free and see how it works.

3. Full technical support and customer service.

4. Easily Found on Search Engines.

5. Customisable Designs wihtout restrictions. You can choose what you want without limits.

6. Total Soulution - for your security, free emails, full fraud alerts, and others.

Ashop Commerce is an award winning shopping cart and ecommerce software, which means it's really credible and worth your money.

Try this ecommerce software now and you won't regret it.

Christmas is calling...

Yes, I am lagging behind. But the good thing is finally, we are back home once again. Now, I got to get something done to keep the christmas spirit come alive inside our home. Of course, I can't do much of it without the help of hubby ;)

We'll gonna have to get the tree up and then the accessories would just keep on coming. Whew! tough job.

Payday Loan's Online Finance Service

Are you badly in need of a personal loan but keeps you getting worried because of poor credit? Bad Credit Loans are now available with Best Leading Lenders. That's the main point why they are here for you mainly because they focus on helping people with poor credits. That's great, right? It's an all loan approvals for all credit situations with instant online processing...yes, that fast and cool ;)
Personal Loan is also available nationwide which can be obtained online in a matter of minutes. That fast! Their secure applications are highly guaranteed. Payday Loans approvals are also being served nationwide. Most approvals are done instantly online which will be in time for your cash advance when you need it urgently. Try Best leading Lenders, with no application fees, with nationwide services and instant online processing of your applications.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

"Hurricane On The Bayou"

This is a good movie that we watched at IMAX Theater at Audobon Nature Institute in New Orleans. The movie lasts for 30 minutes it is all about what was the city of New Orleans before hurricane Katrina came. It talks about the importance of proper care for the wetlands, the wildlife on the bayou (or they call it in another term a brookstream), and further shows the day, during and after the hurricane came and go...the latter was the most scary but touching at the end.

It's worth watching. You'll gonna be witnessing a true to life story of people's lives and homes shattered, and now rebuilding hopes, dreams and homes once again.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Pro360.com

There are almost 3,000 online casinos active on the world wide web, and your time is all on to it just for filtering which sites are better for online gaming. This site called pro360.com is a site for casino reviews which help their customers saves time in choosing which online casino is good for their bettings. It's a good source of lists of detailed reviews in terms of a casino's game experience, trust score, and bonuses offers. They review a list of hundreds of the best online casinos. Furthermore, each player searching online has their own preferences such as types of games, graphical illustrations, features, etc. Thus, pro360 is providing all the mentioned qualities to make the customers' play more exciting and lesser hassles. If you want to play, be sure to click on the signup bonus banners on every review page to get your bonus before you start. If you're a US resident, you can also visit the link lists for the best US approved casinos. Try having fun once in a while. They have large variety of games you can choose from. You can choose from black jack to sports betting. Cool fun...who knows, you might be a lucky guy today ;)

Seven Simple Ways to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

They might not be a genuine cure, but preventive medications are almost as good. Click the link for the video. :)

http://www.evtv1.com/player.aspx?itemnum=7163

Create Your Online Store at Ashop Commerce

If you're planning to put up your store online, why not try Ashop Commerce? ? It offers a complete solution for merchants to sell online and is a leading provider of hosted shopping cart software.

In this software, you can create your new online store or if you have already one and wants some upgrade, you can do it with Ashop too! Try the 6 outstanding features and you'll not regret it.

1. Affordable - you don't need to spend thousands of money for an online store because Ashop is here.

2. Easy - you don't need to learn complicated programming codes to set up your store, because it's a web-based and no installing required. You can try their 10 day test drive for free and see how it works.

3. Full technical support and customer service.

4. Easily Found on Search Engines.

5. Customisable Designs wihtout restrictions. You can choose what you want without limits.

6. Total Soulution - for your security, free emails, full fraud alerts, and others.

Ashop Commerce is an award winning shopping cart and ecommerce software, which means it's really credible and worth your money.

Try this ecommerce software now and you won't regret it.

Organizing My Christmas Lists

Two weeks more to go and it's christmas time...I am actually delayed on doing my christmas list today. I should have this before I can go ahead and start my christmas shopping....it's really tough, tough and tough!!! whew! I am not sure how soon can I start my online shopping...or else I'll just have to run to a store close by and do the christmas shopping rush.But hush!...I have to do my online shopping gifts for hubby. Since I am not driving yet, it's pretty much obvious he will be with me on the store...so to keep it a secret, I'm gonna do it online. Hah, it's still a secret if he won't be reading this :))

Wanna be a Paid Blogger at Smorty?

Smorty is a paid blogging service you shouldn't miss. It's a service where advertisers and bloggers connect. This is where blog advertising takes place, where advertisers pay bloggers to write opinion posts on their blogs that links back to the advertiser's site. So, build that interesting content on your blog, and select only the subject that ineterests you for your paid posts. And still you get paid...that's a cool deal, right? Just remember, just write your opinions and no need for advertising. It's your choice. You will feel comfortable and at the same time enjoy what you are doing. Why? Because you only have to choose what topic you want to blog about, next, you can post a single opportunity to your multiple blogs. That means the more blog you have, the more paid posts you will get. Then you will get paid weekly by Pay Pal. That's it. No more, no less. You earn a constant income while blogging and at the same time you enjoy what you're doing, what else can you ask for? Get that blog alive and be paid for blogging at Smorty.

"Buhay America" (Life in America) by the Filipino Community

I have received this aricle several times through email, and I am sure maybe you have received it too already. This article is actually written by a Filipino working in America. The article will be narrated in Tagalog, but I must say many of you will be able to understand it, particularly Filipinos like me...my kababayans. I just want to share it to those who haven't read it yet, it's true...I hope our folks out there in the Phils. would understand it too :)

Buhay Amerika for the Filipino community
Nov 15, '07 8:10 PM

Akala ng mga tao na nasa Pilipinas kapag nasa America ka akala nila madami ka ng pera. Ang totoo, madami kang utang, dahil credit card lahat ang gamit mo sa pagbili mo ng mga gamit mo. Kailangan mo gumamit ng credit card para magka-credit history ka, kase pag hindi ka umutang o wala kang utang, hindi ka pagkakatiwalaan ng mga kano. Pag wala kang credit card, ibig sabihin wala kang kapasidad magbayad.

Akala nila mayaman ka na kase may kotse ka na. Ang totoo, kapag hindi ka bumili ng kotse sa America maglalakad ka ng milya-milya sa ilalim ng init ng araw o kaya sa snow. Walang jeepney, tricycle o padyak sa America .

Akala nila masarap ang buhay dito sa America . Ang totoo, puro ka trabaho kase pag di ka nagtrabaho, wala kang pangbayad ng bills mo sa kotse, credit card, ilaw, tubig, insurance, bahay at iba pa. Hindi ka na pwedeng tumambay sa kapitbahay kase busy din sila maghanap buhay pangbayad ng bills nila.

Akala nila masaya ka kase nagpadala ka ng picture mo sa Disney, Seaworld, Six Flags, Universal Studios at iba pang attractions. Ang totoo, kailangan mo ngumiti kase nagbayad ka ng $70+ para makarating ka dun, kailangan mo na naman ang 10 hours na sweldo mong pinangbayad sa ticket.

Akala nila malaki na ang kinikita mo kase dolyar na sweldo mo. Ang totoo, malaki pagpinalit mo ng peso, pero dolyar din ang gastos mo sa America . Ibig sabihin, ang dolyar mong kinita sa presyong dolyar mo din gagastusin. Ang P15.00 na sardinas sa Pilipinas $1.00 sa America , ang isang pakete ng sigarilyo sa pilipinas P 40.00, sa America $6.50, ang upa mo sa bahay na P 10,000 sa pilipinas, sa America $1,000++.

Akala nila buhay milyonaryo ka na kase ang ganda ng bahay at kotse mo. Ang totoo milyon ang utang mo. Ang bago mong kotse 5 taon mong huhulugan. Ang bahay 30 taon mong huhulugan. Ibig sabihin, alipin ka ng bahay at kotse mo.

Madaming naghahangad na makarating sa America . Lalo na mga nurses, mahirap maging normal na manggagawa sa Pilipinas. Madalas pagod ka sa trabaho. Pag dating ng sweldo mo, kulang pa sa pagkain mo. Pero ganun din sa ibang bansa katulad ng America . Hindi ibig sabihin dolyar na ang sweldo mo, yayaman ka na, kailangan mo ding magbanat ng buto para mabuhay ka sa ibang bansa. Isang malaking sakripisyo ang pag alis mo sa bansang pinagsilangan at malungkot iwanan ang mga mahal mo sa buhay. Hindi pinupulot ang pera dito o pinipitas. Hindi ako naninira ng pangarap, gusto ko lang buksan ang bintana ng katotohanan.

Unknown Author

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Dial AFlight USA

DialAFlight, one of UK's leading travel company is complete with travel informations. They have the world's best holiday beaches for you to choose from. In addition to, you can book cheap flights and more than hundreds of hotels available to book you in. Name it and they can help you.
Are you looking for the holiday of your dreams? How about flights to New York?...and take note, it's cheaper! You can save by booking flights and hotels together. Cool, right? Go back and check the site and what you read is really what you get ;)

Lakbayan Tag

This tag came from Del. Thanks sis :)





My Lakbayan grade is C!


How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!


Created by Eugene Villar.



It was only recently that I started to get the chance travelling. And I've noticed I still am a foreigner in my own native land :(



Well, if given the chance to travel extensively, why not? It's just a matter of chance, time, and most of all, money :)) It was only when I got travelling that I have discovered lots of fun and enjoyment doing it. On the other hand, I am travelling a lot in different US States, but not much in my own country huh? Time will tell...

I am tagging Chari, Poray, and Theresa.

Hotel Reservations

Do you travel often? I do. Sometimes, when it becomes urgent, we do usually experience hassles in hotel bookings and ending up getting headaches because we end up booking in a wrong hotel (because price is too much high).I saw online one good site for Hotel Reservations that could save you money for your travel. Did you know that you can save as high as 70% off just for your travel bookings with them? This is considered to be great, great savings for your hotel discounts particularly if you're really a jet setter. Other than that, they have different offerings such as bookings for motels, resorts (this is perfect for the summer vacations!), vacation rentals with vacation packages, plus flight and even car bookings! It means an "all in one" transactions for frequent travellers.One most important thing to consider using this company, is that you can book online with their lowest internet rate price guarantee, and avail up to $100 rebate ! WOW! ....and take a look at this, they give you $30 gas rebate too!Feel free to visit hotel reservations, and start booking for your travel plans now. One good thing is they can book you in world wide destinations. You can choose the country you want provided in the site, and choose any vacation package that is convenient for you.You can also have choices for best bed and breakfast packages, and if you want to rent a condo instead of getting your hotel reservations, you can do so.They also have discount club membership which when you become a member, you can avail of as high as 70% off discount for many cities worldwide including your favorite destinations.Hhhmmm, I am now thinking of sharing this to my husband, since we're just starting to talk about our pleasure trips at the middle of this year. This is a good option, no doubt.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Common Writing Mistakes

Got another meme from Del. :) here it is:

Here are the rules:~

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Instructions: To play this game, all you must do is explain what your most common writing mistake is. Then, simply tag 5 people for the meme. Those 5 will, in return, tag 5 more people. Ultimately, readers should see a tapestry of common grammar and spelling mistakes. Therefore, anyone who feels ashamed of their errors will feel a bit more confident and secure.Copy the person and persons' names that sent it to you and add your own at the bottom of the list. It really helps build community.The answers:

Shine with Grace : Mixing the word 'from' with 'form' all the time.
Trinity : I sometimes feel confused to use past tense or present tense when I share my stories.
LadyJava : Typing too fast that sometimes I miss words in between.
Genie King : I type too fast too... always end up with 'tot he'... when it should be 'to the'.
Spiff : I type too fast that I end up with sentences that have no spaceinbetween... LOL!
Nessa : Mostly grammatical mistakes... but it doesn't really bother me as long as my readers understand :)
Choc Mint Girl: Obviously grammatical error due to lack of vocabulary…but getting better and better and better…he he he…
Liza : I type too fast too that's why sometimes my spellings are wrongf... see. Lol ;) And same with Grace, mixing the word from and form at times. (I'll be posting this tag to my other blog
Cecil: errors on grammar and sometimes I don’t know where to place my comma or when to use colon or semi-colon :( too.)Nancy: I'm always trying to use every function of my fingers but can't really help but slip which resulted to pressing the wrong key most of the time.Darlene: I always made a mistake by typing HELATH instead of HEALTH. Sometime the FOR is FOT because the R and the T are very close to each other lol! Anyway i always do mistakes when i type, everybody does i guess no matter how good you are in typing you always make some mistakes.Bisdak Footprints I usually have wrong typo when I am in a hurry typing entries during PPP time because need to be fast so I can grab as many opps as I can.For that,wrong typo making my english look worse to others.They read it before I can do some editing..they might think my english is so bad..ahhermmm...but i edit it anyways...
Twerlermz : I'm using basic or simple english most of the time so i think my most common mistakes are : redundancy, spelling and grammar (toink!)
Thira: I type too fast too, sometimes my mind is way ahead with my typing so I miss out and misspell words and I have to go back and read again and correct it. Sometimes using the past and present tense in writing, and using the hyphen properly,wehehe:)

Ging: It's always hitting the wrong keyboard, like thoughts to tthougths or for to or. :)

Add your link and answer here~
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I am passing this to yenny, poray, Lisa, Lira & Lerlyn.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Ultimate Paintball Review

Are you fond of paintball guns? Then the company, Ultimate Paintball is probably a good site for you to get your favorite things you need for your game. They are a company specializing in selling top selling guns such as Tippmann A-5, Tippmann 98 Custom, Smart Parts Ion, Spyder Pilot ACS and many others. Among the products tippmann paintball markers seem to be of good quality, and have reasonable prices. Usually, the better the quality, the more contentment you can get from your game. That means, you get totally satisfied ;) Well, after all Ultimate Paintball offers the best prices and offers free shipping. Feel free checking the site, and find your own type of gaming equipments, from the simplest guns to the most complex ones.

Weird Me!

Got this tag from poray. It's a li'l bit delayed but thanks a lot anyway :)

If I've tagged you, here are the rules:
Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself.

Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.

Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a notification on their blog.

Random Weirdness:*

1. I get cranky when I am hungry...my hubby's confirming it :)

2. I curl my toes when I'm "passing out a load" in the toilet. lol!

3. I always want to smell my hubby's pillow in order to get a good sleep. (I even wonder why..)

4. I love purses...and collect them. I don't use them, but I just love collecting them. I already got more than a dozen sitting on my shelf.

5. I collect shopper's catalogues even if I don't like buying the products. I love seeing them pile up :)

6. I don't like wearing a dress. I prefer slacks and tops.

7. I can be online from morning til the wee hours, the most 4am without getting sleepy. (My hubby complains about it, he said he got no one to cuddle LOL!))

I am tagging along Belle, Cecil, Chant, Darlene, Del, Jackie, & Joy.
There you go gurls...have fun! :)

Save Money On Insurance

Insurance costs nowadays can be financially difficult. Advantagetermlife.com might be the solution for your insurance need. If you still don't have one, this is a big savings for you to save money on insurance. You can get a low rate insurance quotes from them by filling in the form provided. Furthermore they provide the best competitive affordable term rates for family & couples across the united states from all major companies. They have several types of online insurance policy. Feel free to visit the site, and you can choose what type of insurance is applicable for you.

Blog Buddies Award


Thank you Mabelle for giving me this award. My first time ever to recieve an award such as this...I appreciate it, and deeply thankful for considering me as one. :) It's also an early christmas gift for my blog, lol!

I am tagging Lisa, Chari, & Del :)

Friday, November 30, 2007

Free Blogger Cards

Hey, I saw an interesting website for promoting your blogs. If you want to promote your blogs, this is the perfect site for you. This newest trend in blogging is Ooprint's "Business Card 2.0 exclusively from ooprint.com. This 100 FREE business cards feature a customizable tag cloud to focus on your blog topics and interests. it is being offered FREE and you only pay for the shipping fees. Good news is that Payperpost bloggers who are interested in posting an article about the blogger cards can order for free (Ooprint will provide a voucher for free shipping). You can read about it on their full catalogue on ooprint.com. It's worth trying, why not?

Tough Day!

I had a tough day today. I woke up having a bad headache, but I had to accompany my husband for his endoscopy appointment. I was so dizzy, and nauseated. It was a bit a relief on the other side of it because if ever I would feel worst, I can just go to the emergency room...gessh! It's really very uncomfortable for me at that moment. I was praying so hard. The nurse called me to follow my hubby to the pre-operating room, and I prayed with him again. I had to go back to the waiting room to wait for the procedure to be done and another 1 hour for my huubby's recovery. I was just like groggy and sleepy on the couch.

Anyway, the doctor spoke to me and said hubby is doing well and recovering. I still have to talk to the doctor next week for his follow up appointment. Thank God! We were able to go back home the same day.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Manila Ocean Park!



This is one big, good, curious catching news that I've read from the news today. I love aquarium parks, I have had several when my hubby took me to several big ocean parks and aquariums here in the US.


Now, this is one good thing that will make me go back to the Philippines once more. For sure, we wouldn't be missing the chance to get to see the place. Good for our nephews and nieces too :) They are one of the few reasons why we keep on going back to the Philippines as well.


How I wish we could see the highlight of the opening on December this year. For sure this would be a BIG bang...it's really good since it would be a big oceanarium, attached to a commercial complex building.(hotels,mall,boutiques, etc..)


It's a world-class marine park, in Manila. :)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Birth Month Tag

Got this tag from Cecil.

Instructions:
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 was born the month of November, and I am a scorpio sign :)

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.

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 Del, Ana, Joyce, lutchi, anne,irel,poray,lira & modie.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

My Birthday is still extended! :)

We were a little bit late for church this morning, but we were glad to see our brothers and sisters in Christ meeting us. It's always a warm welcoming for us.
We love our church, and although we seldom see our church bretherens, and as much as we wanted to see and be with them because of our travels, we both feel with my husband that we are always being blessed to have them. In return of the blessings that we are having, I devoted my time to build our church website, and still am currently the website administrator of the church. It's a service I am doing for the Lord, and no matter how busy I am with some other things I need to do, I still am putting this task among my priorities , one way of serving God.

By the way, if you happen to be on the area, please feel free to visit our church and I can assure you there's a warm welcome waiting for you at the door :)

Here's our church website: Laurel Church of God (Laurel, Maryland)
Feel free to contact the webmaster (me :)) or sign on our guestbook.

Anyway, after the worship service, snacks were provided as usual. I was surprise that they bought a cake for me and everybody was singing for me "happy birthday." I then saw my husband holding the cake for me infront while everybody were singing...I was touched, and was so thankful. I really felt so blessed, and thanking the Lord for giving me another wonderful year of life.

My husband told me, I have a one month birthday celebration, so that means I still have a week for more surprises? LOL!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Update!

Hello folks. I decided finally to stick on my current template. Instead, I thought of getting new blog which I can update regularly. I have some few up and running but I am lagging behind updating them. I just thought of deleting them and choose a better hosting domain.

I keep on getting blogs, but I am ending up neglecting them, so what the heck am I doing? :(
I have analyzed this is not a good move. I would rather get one or couple of blog sites and keep them active as much as possible. In that way, I can work on the links and getting a high PR would be a bonus. I am not up to chasing high PR though. Sometimes, I don't believe it's accurate. Although some sponsors prefer higher PR, it's still is not a hindrance in doing the paid blogging hobby. As I've said, if you get the touch of having a high PR, it's a bonus. (still wondering how that works...except that the lower the number you get, the higher your PR. )Make it a one-digit number and you belong to the top 9. :))

So much for that stuff...meantime, it's time to work!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Blog Site Update

Hello friends, I will be updating the templates and design of my blog. There might be some blog hoppers coming in, and just in case, you won't wonder. My site migh become chaotic but I am assuring you this would only be temporary.

My blog is just starting to pick up sponsored posts and so I guess it's time to do some better changes on the physical aspect of it. At least, it's another addition to my income earner blog.

Hope to see you all around from time to time.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

"Banana Heart"??


It was pouring hard when we arrived home in Iloilo. While hubby was looking at the window, he was intrigued by a banana tree bearing the blossom. I told him it's edible and is delicious and tasty. He became so much interested and said it's his first time seeing it. He took this shot.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was telling him how is it called..."banana heart", banana blossom"??? I guess there's some term better than that...My mom interruptedly said it's called "puso ng saging", which made hubby's tongue ran twisted, LOL!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Reasons God Permits Problems in your life

This is actually an email sent to me by a sister in Christ. It's worth sharing, just in time for Thanksgiving, I believe.

1. God permits problems to DIRECT you.
Sometimes God must light a fire under you to get you moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. Is God allowing this situation to get your attention? "Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways." Proverbs 20:30

2. God permits problems to INSPECT you.
People are like tea bags ... if you want to know what's inside them, just drop them into hot water! Has God tested your faith by allowing a problem or two into your life? What do problems reveal about you? "When you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience." James 1:2-3

3. God uses problems to CORRECT you.
Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure. It's likely that as a child your parents told you not to touch a hot stove. But you probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something...health, money, a relationship...by losing it. "It was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to your laws." Psalms 119:71-72

4. God permits problems to PROTECT you.
A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed by something more serious. Think about something you may be going through at this very moment… HOLD ON! BE STRONG! "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good"... Genesis 50:20

5. God permits problems to PERFECT you.
Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. God is far more interested in your character than your comfort. Your relationship to God and your character are the only two things you're going to take with you into eternity. "We can rejoice when we run into problems...they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady." Romans 5:3-4

Here's the point: God is at work in your life-even when you do not recognize it or understand it. However, it's much easier and profitable when you cooperate with Him.

Let's do lift our hands up to Him for Thanksgiving!

Back Home in Maryland :)

I am glad to be back home. After that long hours on the plane (actually, 21 hours, including connecting flights), I was exhausted and barely had no sleep on the plane made me so groggy and sleepy. After getting home later that night of November 19, I just laid down on bed and I slept like a log! :)

Well, I ended up waking at 3am, and can't go back to sleep again. I bet I am still adjusting my sleep routine. Gosh, it's a little bit weird seeing myself going and moving all around the house as early as 3am!

It's really getting cold during the night, and I need to move more actively to get some warm up. Now, I got to wear socks again most of the time.

Thanksgiving is just a night sleep away. So, I am still busy as a bee! And still a birthday celebrant with so much work to do inside the house. I just fought boredom and tiredness by singing happy birthday to me alone. Hubby had his greetings earlier today. {wink}

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Having fun in my homeland! :)

I am so thankful to God, we arrived safely in the Philippines 11 days ago. I know I am a bit delayed updating, but I find a bit challenging getting closer to the internet these days. Upon stepping on Manila on November 3, our itinerary was followed and we started to get busy, visiting families, buying some stuffs for wedding preps, and hubby had to do 4 essential things for the wedding which was done successfully as well.

Now, we are in Boracay, having fun! Hubby's liking it, and so am I :)

It's our second day today, and mostly cloudy and raining at some times, but we had a nice afternoon swim because it was not sunny. We don't have to worry about sun burns.

Next itinerary.....island hopping! Must be good and exciting seeing God's wonderful nature at sea!

Til next update. have a blessed day everyone :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Getting a bit of stress!

One more night of sleep and we'll be heading off to Philippines. I have to do a little bit of blogging, etc. before I would finally bid goodbye to my laptop...at least I wouldn't be working with it for more than 2 weeks.

Then, would do some bills, and help hubby do the lawn, water trees, afterwhich I have to do the final packing and could finally zip the luggage..aaaaggghhh!

So, you see being a housewife is not easy. I am glad am not doing any outside work, or else I would probably die of too much exhaustion. lol!

Meantime, my mom's ticket was finally paid, as per verification from PAL. I am not happy the way it was done, (my previous post says it all) by a relative that they trusted. I told them, this is a lesson to be learned. But as of this date, the actual ticket was not yet handed to her.

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Upsetting News...and venting!

As I was talking to my mom on the phone last night, I remembered asking her if she already got her plane ticket from a cousin who offered help to book for her a ticket. My brother is getting married in Laguna, so mom has to get her ticket before November 10, the date of my brother's wedding. It so happened that my brother gave the money to this cousin because he said he trusted her. The money was given first week of October, and until now my mom can't seem to get a straight answer from her. She said she already booked it, but mom was wondering why she can't give her the ticket!

This might be an unpleasant thing to hear but I told mom and my brother that I don't trust her when it comes to money. I am aware she is my cousin, and is a relative, and I love her being a cousin, but I don't trust her when it comes to money. She can make stories, and lies, and if you'll fall into it, you'll gonna end up a victim of fraud!

I told mom to resolve this as soon as she can before the plane gets fully booked. At the same time, I told the story to my husband and he got upset.

Hubby will be calling the airline tomorrow to confirm if mom was booked. That way, we can also know if she was really telling the truth that she already booked it. I am thinking, it's 95% that my cousin is lying!

This is an issue that gets to be resolved if ever she would be caught lying and just making my mom so stupid! Just in case, I can't seem to imagine slapping once face!! am hoping not.

{{{Vent ends!}}}

Friday, October 26, 2007

Tag for my better-half

This tag came from Lisa. I am not into tagging that much, but since I got ran out of posts, this should get me running hahaha...



This photo of him was taken 10 years ago...sorry but he prefers giving me this one rather than the recent one, LOL! But anyway, he said it's still the real him, so he has a point there. :)
1. My husband's name is Craig. It's a popular name, so it's not a problem :) I call him
"beloved" as a sign of endearment.

2. We met online on a dating site...actually it's a chatting site. He sent me an email on my profile message box, and that was the start of it. It then progressed to calls and later on came to visit me in my own country of the same year we met. We met in person 3 months after chatting online in Manila, and then got married 6 months after being engaged! They said it was fast, but how can you be against love? :)

3.My husband is a jolly person. He never run out of jokes and has an awesome sense of humor! I never get bored being with him, and I love being with him all the time. He is blessed with wits and I can say he's intelligent, and at the same time a God-fearing person...the most understanding, softspoken person I've ever known in my life. I believe God gave him to me.

4. Our future plans of living in the Philippines someday is always at hand. My husband has a big heart and generously giving to our loved ones. He has a good heart for the Filipinos and have been planning to support or found a church or social welfare group to help indigent Filipino children and christian couples who can't barely make it. We are still praying for this.

I guess that's all about it...if this tag stops on me, I guess I am running out of somebody to whom I can tag this! LOL!

Have a happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Email Scam Alert!

I got an email which says like this 3 days ago. By just reading the first 2 paragraphs is already a red flag to me...smells fishy. Here it is:



"OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY
ADVISERTO THE PRESIDENT FEDERAL
REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

Good Day,

I am Lt. Gen.ALIYU MOHAMMED, National Security Adviser to President
Olusegun Obasanjo Federal Republic of Nigeria. I decided to contact
you becauseof the prevailing security report reaching my office and
the intense nature of policy in Nigeria.

This is to inform you about our plan to send your fund to you via cash
delivery. This system will be easier for you and for us. We are going
to send your contract part payment of US$10. Million to you via
diplomatic courier service.

I have secured every needed document to cover the
money. Note: The money is coming on 2 security proof boxes. The boxes
are sealed with synthetic nylon seal and padded with machine. This
fund was brought to us from America; it was meant for our Local AFEM
market.

But since the money was not used, I will use my position as the
National security Adviser to the President to send this fund to you.
Please you don't have to worry for any thing I will
finance the transaction.

The boxes are coming with a Diplomatic agent who will accompany the
boxes to your house address. All you need to do now Is to send to me
your full house address and your identity such as, international
passport or driver license including your contact phone numbers, The
Diplomatic attached will travel with it. He will call you immediately
he arrives your country's airport.

I hope you understand me. Please don't send money to any body in
Nigeria. Be warned.

I will let you know when the specialGrace of God will airlift the
boxes. Note: The diplomatic does not know the original contents of the
boxes.What l declared to them as the contents is Sensitive Photographic
Film Material.

I did not declare money to them please. If they call you and ask you
the contents please tell them the same thing Ok,i will let you know
how far I have gone with the arrangement. I will secure the Diplomatic
immunity clearance certificate that will be tagged on the boxes to
make it stand as a diplomatic consignment.

This clearance will make it pass every custom checkpoint all over the
world without hitch. Confirm the receipt of this message and send the
requirements to me immediately you receive this message.If you need
more information about this, i will give you the contact of the
diplomatic agents for more information on how to carry out the plan.

Note that all your response should go to my alternate email address:

Please I need urgent reply because the boxes are schedule to leave as
soon as we hear from you. Reply me immediately you receive thismessage.

Best Regards,
Lt. Gen.ALIYU MOHAMMED
National Security Adviser to the President
Federal Republic of Nigeria
email address: gen_aliyu0128@gmail.com

He even is using the names of high officials in Nigeria. I wonder how we can be able to trace this email sender who is taking his identity at risk just to scam for money!! I wonder what's the penalty for this if caught??!

Couple of years ago, I received a similar type of email like this, and the names of persons within it has only changed...geesh.
This is not only about money, but also a possible case of identity theft. There's no use replying to this scammer. But I am just curious how can we track one's IP address and locate where he is. It might not be the very exact location, but who knows, he is posing as Lt. Mohamed from Nigeria, but he is somewhere in another country.

It's a pity for the Nigerian officials being involved in this scam. How I wish this should reach their attention.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Running out of posts!

I received 6 blogs opps in one of my paid blogging sites the other night. I accepted all of them and now I am having a dilemma, lol!

Well, they require me to post each opps in between two non paid posts. I only got 48 hours to post the 6 opps, and I still have to post any regular blog (non paid). Gosh, that made me ran out of what to post!

It so happened I only have one active blog for this and so I couldn't get to post these opps to my other blog sites like here for example ;) I am currently and continously updating this blog for future use, but so far it's still pending for approval.

Oh my, oh my! Now, my husband is helping me to the rescue! hahaha...

My only wish is to add this blog on my paid blogging sites someday, to make it more active and running! {{{Praying hard!}}}

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Blogging and Clicking

My laptop's going crazy because of this...I mean, there are some stubborn cookies that are making my pc slow, although I have my norton security software. I signed up for PTC sites and PTR's and so that was it.

Anyway, I still am carefully watching for bad spywares.My norton has antispyware, but not with stubborn cookies. I just get to manually clean it.

I am not giving up my PTR and PTC's, seem they are good supplements for my paid blogging. It's not a fast earning income, but when it accumulates, it's still money! LOL! And I already can request payment from my other PTC site, although I have been clicking for more than a year, LOL! But, am letting it go up til I reach 100 bucks. That would be worth it.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Hotel Reservations

Do you travel often? I do. Sometimes, when it becomes urgent, we do usually experience hassles in hotel bookings and ending up getting headaches because we end up booking in a wrong hotel (because price is too much high).

I saw online one good site for Hotel Reservations that could save you money for your travel. Did you know that you can save as high as 70% off just for your travel bookings with them? This is considered to be great, great savings for your hotel discounts particularly if you're really a jet setter. Other than that, they have different offerings such as bookings for motels, resorts (this is perfect for the summer vacations!), vacation rentals with vacation packages, plus flight and even car bookings! It means an "all in one" transactions for frequent travellers.

One most important thing to consider using this company, is that you can book online with their lowest internet rate price guarantee, and avail up to $100 rebate ! WOW! ....and take a look at this, they give you $30 gas rebate too!

Feel free to visit hotel reservations, and start booking for your travel plans now. One good thing is they can book you in world wide destinations. You can choose the country you want provided in the site, and choose any vacation package that is convenient for you.

You can also have choices for best bed and breakfast packages, and if you want to rent a condo instead of getting your hotel reservations, you can do so.

They also have discount club membership which when you become a member, you can avail of as high as 70% off discount for many cities worldwide including your favorite destinations.

Hhhmmm, I am now thinking of sharing this to my husband, since we're just starting to talk about our pleasure trips at the middle of this year. This is a good option, no doubt.









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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Shopping for Less

I have been going around lately for some shopping for our coming trip to the Philippines. Aside for some "pasalubongs", I also shop for myself, and for home. I was able to get some for our loved ones in the Philippines. We thought they don't need to be super expensive, as mostly are kitchen accessories, and some house decorations. ..(in time for christmas). All those were well taken cared of and so, they are just waiting to be packed inside our suit cases.


Meantime, I was able to get a very nicely elegant curtain for only $10. bucks. I think original price for that in some department stores would be $20 bucks or even more!


It was the only one left on the shelf, and so I grabbed it! It so happened that it matches with our couch so, it was good!

I just recently discovered, there are lots of stuffs in Big Lots! aside from the famous dollar stores for cheaper items. I'm not promoting Big Lots, but the items are still of good quality regardless of the cheaper price. Good thing is, it's just very close to home, so it would always be good getting a drive down there to buy some more "pasalubongs"! Not bad after all!


Sunday, October 7, 2007

"Adrenaline Rush"

I really was tensed watching Manny Pacquiao fight last night, and I went bleh! LOL! It was already late midnight when the fight went over...whew, thank God, Manny did it again!

We subscribed to the pay per view at HBO just to watch him on that fight, and it was nerve wrecking from round 1 to 12.

We're proud of Manny Pacquiao!!! we're proud of the Philippines...it's flag waving high up!

If you want to watch the fight, I found a good one. Here's the link:

http://stage6.divx.com/user/canflip/video/1717541/Manny-Pacquiao-vs-Marco-Antonio-Barrera-II

It's loud and clear!!!

Happy viewing!

Friday, October 5, 2007

"Little G"



It was an early gift for my husband's birthday, actually. I should have posted this 2 months ago, but I didn't get the chance to. Now is the good chance, so here it is. My hubby's birthday was August 4, but I thought of getting it last week of July.

There are many things that made me get it. First, my hubby always travel to places other than his regular job. He would always go to DC and would always end up being lost along the way. Every mapquests that he did was always not working, taking wrong turns, and getting a ticket! Gosh! So, it was really a need on his part.

We call it "little G", because of its name Garmin. It's pretty working!..and a good choice. No hassles. At times, we go for trips such as Pennsylvania mostly, and we had used it several times. It's the portable type where we can install and detach it from the car and can carry it with us while walking too!...so, it's a little angel for us too! ;)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A Wonderful Miracle of God!

It is truly a touching story of a mother and her baby who fight for their lives, and God gave them another chance to live. It shows that God is always there for us and is still doing miracles for people's lives. God's miracles are not things of the past...it is still going on very strong up to this moment and seconds of time.

On 2/5/07 . Nancy was pregnant with her 4th child and had to have an emergency C-section. As soon as the doctors opened her up her uterus exploded. Baby Naomi had no heartbeat and was dead. Naomi was quickly revived and put on life support. Nancy lost blood, transfused twice, cardiac arrest three times- on respirator and in coma for 11 days... but they prayed and God answered!

Witness this God's true miracle!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Deer Creek Resort, Mt. Sterling, Ohio (Part 2)


I had a big struggle to look for a deer once more...but to no avail. I checked my video that I got from my phone, and it was not good at all. It was all blurred, and little bambi can't be seen, so I just deleted it. I wasn't able to take even a single photo..as in nada! Anyway, just to relieve me from not getting any photos for the deer, we decided to drive down to a restaurant, 15-20 miles away from our hotel. Food is good and is home cooked.I love their home style sweet tea, and hubby loves to nibble everything edible inside that restaurant, lol!

Burped!

Ben & Joy's Restaurant in Mt.Sterling downtown, Ohio

Meanwhile, we bought a cup for hubby's coffee. And it's still part of his collection. I sometimes wonder where will I placed these mug collections, hah! Hhmm, if no more options, I can use his wardrobe cabinet, lol! Here's the video clip I did to him with his beloved mug!




video

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Garbage Truck

How often do you let other people's nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day? Unless you're the Terminator, for an instant you're probably set back on your heels. However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly she can get back her focus on what's important.

Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson. I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab. Here's what happened. I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. We were driving in the right lane when, all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and missed the other car's back end by just inches! The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident, whipped his head around and he started yelling bad words at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was friendly. So, I said, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!" And this is when my taxi driver told me what I now call, "The Law of the Garbage Truck."

Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it. And if you let them, they'll dump it on you. When someone wants to dump on you, don't take it personally. You just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. You'll be happy you did. So this was it: The "Law of the Garbage Truck." I started thinking, how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right over me? And how often do I take their garbage and spread it to other people: at work, at home, on the streets? It was that day I said, "I'm not going to do it anymore." I began to see garbage trucks. Like in the movie "The Sixth Sense," the little boy said, "I see Dead People." Well, now "I see Garbage Trucks." I see the load they're carrying. I see them coming to drop it off. And like my Taxi Driver, I don't make it a personal thing; I just smile, wave, wish them well, and I move on.

One of my favorite of football players of all time, Walter Payton, did this every day on the football field. He would jump up as quickly as he hit the ground after being tackled. He never dwelled on a hit. Payton was ready to make the next play his best. Good leaders know they have to be ready for their next meeting. Good parents know that they have to welcome their children home from school with hugs and kisses. Leaders and parents know that they have to be fully present, and at their best for the people they care about. The bottom line is that successful people do not let Garbage Trucks take over their day.

What about you? What would happen in your life, starting today, if you let more garbage trucks pass you by? Here's my bet. You'll be happier. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so.. Love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don't. Believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, TAKE IT! If it changes your life, LET IT! Nobody said it would be easy.... They just promised it would be worth it!

-Unknown Author-

Saturday, September 15, 2007

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Monday, September 10, 2007

My brother's wedding...

I and my husband will be a cord sponsor for my brother's wedding couple of months from now. It's been a great honor to be invited in this kind of occasion, and my husband is very thrilled and excited too. We've been getting excited both, and we really had planned for the schedule, bought tickets and will be staying in the Philippines of 15 days...so we decided to do it "all in one" time...wedding, vacation, and etcetera!

I got myself busy lately, looking for an "old rose" color which is the motif color on their wedding. I was able to get 2 dresses, but wasn't so sure of the color, although my brother and another cousin of mine described it as a combination of maroon and pink...I tried to figure it out, and here's what I got. (first 2 dresses that I bought). They said that's a raspberry color...close to it.

This is a wild rose color, but far from it...gosh!

Then, I got the chance to talk to my brother and requested him to send me the actual color shade by email. He actually did finally, and here is the sample color.



The ribbon seems to be the accent color and the main actual color is the color of the cloth.

After a long thorough search on the net, I finally found one ....a little bit of an adjustment at the halter strap, but it's just minimal. A small alteration will do. Whew! Well, at least, I am relieved, I got the exact one!



Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Everyone Can't be in Your FRONT ROW

Life is a theater so invite your audiences carefully. Not everyone is holy enough and healthy enough to have a FRONT ROW seat in our lives. There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships, friendships, fellowships and family! Everyone Can't be in Your FRONT ROW.

Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention to: Which ones lift and which ones lean? Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are just going downhill? When you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse? Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know and appreciate you and the gift that lies within you? Everyone Can't be in Your FRONT ROW.

The more you seek God and the things of God, the more you seek quality, the more you seek not just the hand of God but the face of God, the more you seek things honorable, the more you seek growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you, the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the FRONT ROW and who should be moved to the balcony of your life. Everyone Can't be in Your FRONT ROW. You cannot change the people around you...but you can change the people you are around! Ask God for wisdom and discernment and choose wisely the people who sit in the FRONT ROW of your life. Remember that FRONT ROW seats are for special and deserving people and those who sit in your FRONT ROW should be chosen carefully. Everyone Can't be in Your FRONT ROW.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Touring the Skyline

I know this has been long overdue but I want to share it anyway. Despite of all the stuffs I've been doing lately, it's still always a struggle for me to keep abreast.

Anyway, being a traveller is tough, but fun! On the other end of it, it's tiresome (for the packing, unpacking and re-packing....) I mean it...it's really badly tough...that's to include laundry and ironing...eeerrrr!! I always feel I would faint.

Back to the story, we got the chance to tour Skyline Caverns while we had our trip to our exact destination, Alexandria in Virginia. Going to skyline is at least 2 hours drive, so we had to save at least a day to do that to have more time.

It was my first time touring a cave, and it was cool down there.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Scary!

Friday, July 13, 2007

What True marriage Is

This is actually an email attachment sent to me by a friend. It is called "Article of Love" written by Jim Paredes of Apo Hiking Society, a famous Filipino musical band in the Philippines. I am not an avid fan of Apo, but I love mostly of their songs. Anyway, back to the topic...

Just want to share Jim's article titled "Article of Love" which talks about the essentiality and what true marriage is. It's a nice article, and a very good stuff for married couples as well. For those who are still single and planning to settle down, it is a very good foundation ahead of you.

Subject: ARTICLE OF LOVE by JIM PAREDES of APO HIKING SOCIETY

Change in Eternally Beautiful Humming in my UNIVERSE By Jim Paredes
The Philippine STAR 11/05/2006


Exactly 29 years ago on Oct. 29, Lydia and I walked down the aisle. She was 20 and I was 25, both of us wide-eyed but so sure of ourselves and our decision to stay together forever as we plunged into matrimony. We were sure, the way young people tend to be certain, that it was going to be an adventure. But little did we know that it was going to be a big one, probably the biggest one we'd ever know. Getting married is like signing a blank check. You have no idea how much it will cost you. You are committing an unquantifiable amount of material and emotional capital time, money, patience, sacrifice, and an infinite number of things you have not even begun to imagine that you must deal with eventually.

Many of them are real minefields as Lydia and I, like all couples, soon discovered. There are the in-laws, kids, expenses, the balance between career and family life, personal habits, sex, jealousy, etc. There is also the process of arriving at a "negotiated settlement" on how to deal with things like getting along with each other's friends, child rearing, spending habits, religion, hobbies, and how much "independence" the partners should be allowed. The institution of marriage, as we inherited it, was very complicated.

One of the things I found out much later in our married life is that there is a difference between a love affair and a marriage. A love affair has a dynamic that is different from a marital bond. Generally, love affairs are not meant to last. They are meant to have a beginning and an end. Why? Because they are about two separate people bonded by romantic, oceanic feelings of what seems like love. They live for the intense feeling, riding it as far as it will go and split up when the thrill is gone.

Marriage, on the other hand, is the experience of life by two people as a couple. Many times, new couples discover that they are not an easy fit, as Lydia and I discovered early on. That's why in a marital relationship one must necessarily give up big parts of himself/herself to the union to get a payback. While one may still want some privacy and independence, one cannot have them without a large dose of a shared life. From the start until the end, marriage is about two people experiencing one and the same lifetime.

It starts with romance and the sexual thrill of being with each other, but you can only count on those for so long. Anyone married for more than 10 years can attest that there are times when the attraction which seemed so strong when you first laid eyes on each other as single people can be non-existent for long periods. Viewed from the perspective of a love affair, that is certainly not a good thing. One may feel like the journey has reached a stretch of uninteresting flatlands. The joyride is over.

But from the perspective of a long marriage, this is simply a hiatus of sorts, or may even be the first signs of a qualitative the way one loves. It can be disconcerting at first but if you stick around long enough, the picture starts to get clearer. While gone may be (from time to time) the breathtaking highs and exhilarating moments, something else may be happening. Author M. Scott Peck put it so well when he wrote that "the death of romantic love can be the start of true love."

In our early years, Lydia and I felt that being married meant we had to do something dramatic all the time to keep it going. But as we got older, the doing often gave way to just being. Where before, love had to be "proven" by the sparkling diamond on her finger, or the great trip abroad, or the special dinner with wine in some plush place, love in our 29-year marriage feels no compulsion to prove itself as dramatically. Having long walks, conversations after dinner, holding hands during long drives, snuggling in bed or just simply being together sometimes without even talking, have often taken the place of all that. While sex can still be as great as ever, the truth is, as an older couple, we have discovered other ways to remain interested in each other. There is not only comfort but magic in the "ordinary," as one realizes that love can be expressed in simply caring or supporting each other's steps towards personal and spiritual growth.

One of the big recent highlights of our journey as life partners was Lydia 's big cancer scare three years ago. We felt so helpless as we tried to deal with the fear of losing each other. But we took it on as a couple. As far as we were concerned, we both had cancer. Those were days of great emotional upheaval. Ironically, they were also moments of calm and assurance. Even as we cried about it, we also learned that we loved each other enough to willingly suffer together because, paradoxically, by doing so, we eased each other's pain. This may sound flippant, if not cruel, but looking back, I can say that if I could only guarantee survival, I would
recommend cancer to everyone because of what it has done for Lydia and me. It has been such a rare opportunity to meet and accept unconditionally the hard-to-take faces of love that we often run away from. Yet when we bit the bullet, we opened ourselves to greater depth and began to see the face of the Divine in the other human being we had chosen to love. Only then did we realize that all the suffering made sense.

In the end, the very suffering we undergo turns into something eternally beautiful.

Jim Paredes is a member of the Filipino band
Apo Hiking Society