Sunday, November 29, 2009

22 More Days to our HK vacation

Wow, tomorrow is the last day of November and on Tuesday it's already December and it only means that Christmas is on our reach already. I'm actually getting excited and the holiday frenzy is actually getting into me slowly.

There are lots of events happening this December and my days will be hectic and busy. We are also giddy about our Hongkong trip because it's our first time to be there and too see Hongkong Disneyland. Our family will be out of the country and our 77 yr. old mom will be with us on our trip, I hope her health will be great because we didn't get any medical travel insurance for her. She'll be bringing her meds though so I don't think there'll be a problem.

I'm sure the kids will have a blast and this will be a vacation that we'll cherish. What about you, are you going out of town or country this coming holidays?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sis and Her Family's Holiday Vacation Here in Pinas Soon

Christmas is coming so fast and we are all giddy about it because my sis Joy in Sydney and her family is coming home for their Holiday after our HK visit in December as well. My sis Joy migrated there in 2000 and it's only her first time to be home for almost after a decade. For sure she has missed Pinas and I know she will adjust to the environment and the weather as well, her 2 kids most especially. I can't wait for her kids' reaction on our country and I hope they will not have a culture shock.

They will be experiencing Christmas in Phils. and for sure it'll be a far cry what they are used back in Sydney. We are all also excited to show them around, maybe have them experience riding the local jeepney and the I guess it will be a bit noisy for them here, since in their place was so peaceful and not much noise.

With their coming soon mom and I were all busy preparing the place that they are staying. Mom had it re-painted of sorts and asked our helper to fix doors and put beds on the bedroom. At our house mom also had repainted the steel gates and the garage was cleaned as well. I have yet to buy Christmas table mantle and cushion and probably look for patio cushions for added accent at the house.

We are all really excited to see them!! Few more days and they'll be here!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pre-Birthday Lunch with my Family

As you all know I celebrated my b-day last Nov. 16th and had a small celebration last Sunday with my family. My older brother cooked bbq spare ribs, chicken and fish tilapia for our lunch. Aside from that, pork stew or (nilaga) was also cooked by my sister in law and some salad. We all had great lunch.

While waiting for the food to get cooked I was also busy waiting for Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto online. Good thing is that there's an online live streaming but there's a lag and sometimes it just freezes. So when lunch time came we all hurriedly eat and got so excited to watch the fight the delayed telecast on TV, wish we have those plasma tvs so we can watch with more excitement.
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Giving Myself some Birthday Gifts

I had lots of fun shopping alone last Nov. 6 because I was able to buy lots of things for myself since it's my birthday on Monday (16th) yahooo!! I love bags so I end up purchasing 3 bags. I just love the Nine West bag that I will be using when I go out to church malls etc and the other 2 will be an everyday bag when I go to my store.

I really saved up for these eventhough it was not complete, I still have to buy a wedge shoes. Yearly I treat myself with gifts. Last year I gave myself a Canon 18-200mm lens and a 6million Crumpler bag and this year no camera gadget for a while although I bought a lens blower to keep the dirt away.

I still want to shop and I'm itching once again!!! I love when birthday comes!

Green Thumb

It's always my mom's routine to be in her small garden in our frontyard. She said it's her exercise in the morning by talking to her plants and tilling them. She actually have plants, flowers and actually small fruit bearing trees. In fact, her atis tree already bears fruit and we have tasted it's sweet fruit already. I hope I can have a green thumb just like my mom but I certainly don't have a passion in gardening but I think it's therapeutic as well.

In Demand

I always wish that I am good in Math. I remember when I was in highschool and in college I have a hard time with numbers and solving math problems that is why I disregarded my dream of becoming a CPA. Geesh, they are hard aren't they but for those that are not challenge they find it very easy and actually loving math.

These days, CPA's have a good salary because of the services that they are providing to their clients. Business owners can't manually do their financial calculations without the help of accounting firms that is why they seek the help of cpa company like this Las Vegas cpa firm that can help with their financial statements/books for tax purposes and more. These experts can do that hard job for you so you can concentrate more in making your business grow.

Looking Forward To Great New Things

The year is about to end in few more days and I am hoping to receive more blessings. There'll be lots of events that will be happening this December and we are all excited about it. My sis and her family in Sydney is coming home for their holidays and of course she is excited as well since she's been out of the country for almost a decade already.

I especially would love to see her kids once again and tour around the places here.

Blessing are Pouring In

I am so giddy when I opened my mail this morning and I found out that I got another blessings from heaven. I am so happy and very thankful for that. It's another great birthday gift for myself and I can't thank God enough for all of these.

Aside from material things, I am so grateful for our health lately especially to my mom's health. I wish she'll continue to have a good physical well-being at her age of 77. She is still very strong and very mobile, that she is often envied by others of her age.

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's Friday the 13th

How many decades have we known that Friday the 13th have been feared because it is often believed to bring bad luck? There's even a fear of Friday the 13th called Paraskevidekatriaphobia. I guess if you are superstitious enough there's no doubt that you will take extra precautions or will not tempt to even go out of your house.

I'm not sure if I believe Friday the 13th because just like any day, it can bring bad luck to you. If it's your time to die or perish in this world then it's really your time, maybe it just coincide with this popular superstition.

Accdg. to wikipedia here's the history:
According to folklorists, there is no written evidence for a "Friday the 13th" superstition before the 19th century. The earliest known documented reference in English occurs in an 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini:

[Rossini] was surrounded to the last by admiring and affectionate friends; and if it be true that, like so many other Italians, he regarded Friday as an unlucky day, and thirteen as an unlucky number, it is remarkable that on Friday, the 13th of November, he died.[8]
What about you do you believe Friday the 13th will bring bad luck?

Friday Fill-Ins #150

Wow it's Friday once again and time really flies so fast. I am quite busy these days, juggling my online and offline works plus I'm getting giddy because it's gonna be my birthday on Monday.

1. The last band I saw live was Side A band.
2. What I look forward to most on Christmas is our Hongkong Trip and the vacation of my sis and her family here in Pinas.
3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is gonna be expensive for sure.
4. Thoughts of my birthday and shopping fill my head.
5. I wish I could wear a 2 piece bathing
6. Bagpipes look complicated.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finish more work, tomorrow my plans include going to my net cafe and Sunday, I want to enjoy because I will be having a pre-birthday lunch with my family!We'll all eat sumptuously even my sisinlaw who is on the heavy side needs weight loss pills after eating too much..LOL

Saturday, November 7, 2009

How Many Hands do I have Right now?

I know you already know that I do monetize my blogs and I have been doing this since 2007. It helped me a lot with my bills and all and I’m so grateful for that. I have quite a handful of blogs on my sleeves that I need take to care and update once in a while and I can tell ya that it’s a lot of work especially if you want to be it updated and still informative blog despite having some sponsored one.

If I got some time, I do some blog hopping, creating posts that is search engine friendly but I have not signed up for a free directory list. I might look into this one time if my work load is that the hectic. I’m juggling my offline and online works in my hands and I do think I’m doing pretty well on it. I think I have 10 hands right now hehe, what about you?

My HP printer down :(

I have two HP printers here at my internet café bec. there are times my customers flock to have their documents printed and having only one printer will only delay the printing services. The other one broke down few months ago and the reason for that it is always jamming papers frequently no matter how thick or thin, smooth or rough the paper I put in it. I also thought that a cleaning will do but looks like it needs Anilox cleaner to do that? Hmmm..

I finally gave up troubleshooting it and since the ink cartridge is a bit expensive than the other HP printer that I’m using, I just thought that I will not have it fix and will not use it anymore. I guess I will just buy another one since if need arises.

Jazzing Up Our Homes

Now that holidays are slowly sipping in, I can’t erase the thoughts about our HK Disneyland travel in December, more Christmas shopping and of course home improvement. I don’t know about you but during December and before the new year starts, we gotta have a home improvement of sort in our house. It doesn’t have to be expensive and a major one though.

A simple major cleaning, a replacement of old furniture or just jazzing up our home with a new curtain or a new a new flower vase is fine enough for us as long as there should be new for the coming year. It’s also nice to dream of having a swimming pool, a gazebo where I can sip a coffee or do my blogging there while hearing the chirping of the birds.

For home improvements occasionally we should not always chuck the old furniture that we have because they can be customized at any time. What about those seemingly ugly and worn out cushions that you have, you can actually have it customized.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Visiting My Dad's Tomb

Like most other families, we went to the cemetery last Sunday to visit my dad's tomb. I made the flower arrangements as mom instructed to me. We also brought lots of foods like spaghetti, catbonara, hamburgers, and some junk foods.
At 2 pm when we reached the cemetery and no more vehicles are allowed near the cemetery so we parked our van and just walk. Eventhough it's hot and humid there are still lots of families gathering around. It was like a huge picnic ground hehe.

All we did was eat and eat. The kids had a grand time playing with the candle drippings forming them into balls. We also brought each of our DLSR and digi cams so we had fun goofing around but of course we never failed to say a prayer for my dad. My teenage nieces had the blast posing as well.
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(Me with some of my nephews and nieces goofing around)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Medical Visuals

It was a surprise when I spoke to a highschool classmate few months ago on the phone. Actually I only tried her no. and see if it is still working, lucky enough I was able to speak to her for so many years. I contacted her bec. we are going to have our High School Silver anniv. (25th) this December. I remember Sol well bec. she is my seatmate in 2nd year highschool. We briefly shared things about our life and she told me that she is a SAHM now bec. she resigned from work after being diagnosed with a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

She uses or types in the computer all day long and so that must be the reason whey she had that. That reminds me that I should be more careful not to damage my wrist for it will lead to that ailment. I’m also using my pc 24/7 so I’d hate it if I will injure my wrist at any point.
Curious enough with the condition that she has, I later found out that actually it is idiopathic where the cause is really unknown though severe damage to the wrist due to repetitive works will contribute to that.

These days, medical experts have an easier way to explain to their patients about their ailments through visual representations; just like this Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Illustration and other medical visual aids made by MediVisuals. Their designs and can also be helpful to medical professionals in guiding and showing them to their patients or during their speech or lectures.

Further more, I have come to know that these visual aids are more used for medical malpractice and personal injury court cases thus providing more precise and illustrative arguments. MediVisuals can be a great source for any medical legal illustrations if you need one.
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A Day at the Cemetery

Hello peeps, wow it's November already and I can't believe how time flies.

We went to the cemetery last Sunday (Nov. 1st) to visit the tomb of my dad. Actually it's a tradition here in our country to visit our dead love ones in the cemetery to pay respect. We brought some candles, flowers and a lot of food.

It was hot and humid at the cemetery but it's fun as well because there are lots of people coming in and out of the cemetery till evening. We brought along our cameras, SLR, DLSR and point and shoot cams and we had fun taking photos of each other. I will just share some pics later since I am too lazy to download it from my memory card. We went home around 6 pm.

Monday, November 2, 2009

(Re)Discovering The Cooking Diva in Me

I've been recently re-discovering the cooking diva in me, not that I am an expert or a very good one but I remember the times when I used to cook all the time. Those are the days when my work and schedules are not that hectic and looking for nice recipes on cookbooks and even watching a local cooking shows on TV. When I became busier and that is when I was slowly engulfed by the computers, I can only count in my fingers the times that I cook.

Recently, eventhough I am still busy, there came a point where I got interested in cooking once again. My family even teased if me if I ate something different that all of a sudden I wanted to be the house cook hehe. Now that net is here, I found myself scouring for simple recipes that I can whip for my family. My fave viands are with sauces or stew like and I also particularly like grilled chicken or baby back ribs.

Now that my birthday is coming (actually few more days), I plan to cook a small feast for my family and that includes ribs and seafoods. I already saw a recipe at Youtube and I'll be trying that out. For those that don't have time to cook or those that fancy dining out, a nice resto can actually please them.

Just in case you are looking for a steak and seafood house in midtown Manhattan, then I reckon you can try Rosie O'Gradys, one of the leading Restaurants In Manhattan. Take a look at one of their mouth-watering feast. What about their Swordfish Steak, Lobster, Filet Mignon? Aren't you hungry already just like me?
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Wedding of the Year

Finally Sen. Mar Roxas and news anchor/journalist Korina Sanchez tied the knot last month and the clips were the even shown on almost all TV channels. Korina is radiant with her Filipiniana dress and teary eyed when she walked down the isle at the Sto. Domingo Church. The church was clad with beautiful white roses, sampaguita and more. The guests arrived with their best Filipiniana attire as well to go with the couples theme.

After the wedding, there’s no lavish reception bec. the couple decided to cancel it and just donated money for the victims of recent typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng. A simple with native delicacies was only served after the ceremony but there’s a family gathering happened as well.

The wedding was beautiful and of course if we can only have that dream wedding for ourselves then why not? I myself have admired the couple’s wedding sans the lavish reception but they made it sure that people will have a glimpse of their union bec. of the big projector outside.

For those that tying the knot soon or next year perhaps, I know that planning is a bit of a work but nevertheless fun to do as a couple. It’s always exciting to choose what gown, invitations and wedding rings and other wedding needs that you have to choose.

For many years couples have chosen gold or for some silver rings but these days platinum wedding rings have been opted as well. Platinum are rare metal as well and may resemble silver and have known to be a durable metal as well.