Saturday, October 31, 2009

Boo! Happy Halloween!

It's Halloween tonight!!

I didn't go out for any Halloween party but I have some tingling and creepy thoughts now running in my mind after watching some local scary shows. I'm having goosebumps as of now while watching another Halloween special on TV. It's almost midnight now and I'm not sure if I can sleep well. lol. My niece is even sharing some scary stories but I hate him while doing that. He's making me scared.

I am one scared kitten especially if you tell stories about death, ghosts, and more. Oh dear!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Things to Accomplish

Wow, October is almost gone and before we knew it it'll be Christmas already wahooooo!! There are few things that I wanted to accomplish many months ago and blame it on my procrastination that's why I have not accomplished then. For sure I will not be able to check on some term insurance comparisons online as well. Anyway here is my list.

1. Go to the grocery to buy stuff for the house and food that we will bring at the cemetery.
2. See my lady dentist for teeth cleaning and for check up.
3. Go shopping at Divisoria for some stuff and that includes birthday gifts for myself.
4. Run an errand for my sister.
5. Go to a gov't. agency and work on some papers of my contribution
6. Work on some settings on my other blogs plus update them as well. I have so many photos and stories to tell but sometimes, I'm just to lazy post them.
7. Download photos from my DSLR and point and shoot camera's memory cards
8. Have a much needed hair treatment because my gray hairs are showing already.

Yay, I still a lot to do and I hope I can accomplish them next month.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Be Safe on the Road

Roads are getting scary at it seems. After witnessing a major vehicle accident that involves a trailer truck, a car and a jeepney last week, there are times that I become paranoid inside our vehicle. I also kept on telling my brother to drive safely and not to be careless when driving because we never know when accident will happen.

Whether you are driving a car or a van make sure you have a car or an rv insurance so that when accident happens you are covered at some point. The major causes of accidents is not being disciplined, some are under the influence of alcohol while some are just plain reckless. Be safe everyone!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sis Finally Moved

Their new place
I was able to chat with my sister and her kids in Sydney last weekend and we are glad that they are quite settled on their new place. Actually they sold their house a couple of months ago because they will be building their dream house soon. The house was sold already but she’s a bit sad about it since they lived there for almost 10 years and that is where they started their family.

They are now at a 2-storey apartment where they will stay temporarily until they got their new house. Sis told me that she is not finished with the unpacking yet, most of their stuff are still in the boxes and it’s overwhelming for her to do all the work.

I saw the kids on the cam too and was able to talk to them as well. It’s almost the start of summer there but I noticed that they are still wearing their long sleeves. The weather there is crazy, right now there are times it is too cold but they don’t need any electric blanket and then suddenly it’ll be hot. The climate change must be the cause of this.

We are just happy to know that they have finally moved.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins #147

Wow it's Friday once again and time is running so fast!!! Anyway here are some few of my thoughts today.

1. The crickets sing, I wonder what song is that hehe.
2. Dad, we'll always miss you wherever you are.
3. I want to get far away from the noisy, dirty, dusty neighborhood.
4. Vacationing in Paris and shopping endlessly; this was a dream.
5. But as for me I will just do my offline and online work with so much passion.
6. A very simple yet loving family is where I come from.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching a good show after reading more about this motorhome towing , tomorrow my plans include going to my net cafe a bit early and Sunday, I want to go to the mall!

Sending Christmas Love

Just one of my favorite occasions each year aside from my birthday of course is none other than Christmas. As we all know it, it’s the most festive event of the year all over the world because aside from celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, it’s also a time for gift giving. Family reunions and other get together are always done during those days giving us different joy.

Here in the Phils. we are known to have the longest Christmas because decors can be seen as early as September. The glittering lights and colorful lanterns adorn each houses and streets welcoming the joyous event coming. Just one of the most popular ways of sharing Christmas love and care for our loved ones especially to those that are overseas is by sending them cards through snail mail or e-mail.
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I still prefer the traditional way of sending Christmas cards for it brings a different and special mood from the receiver. Often times we only go to the bookstore to purchase cards but these days ordering christmas cards can be done online at Not only they have classic cards but you can opt to have you cards personalized by putting your own words and choosing the designs.

Aside from that they have recycled Christmas cards and envelops made out of 100% recycled papers. Perfect for the environment. We also know that these days, putting a photo on cards are fun as well so they have that as well. Just a note send your cards early to avoid rush.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hooray my Blog is Back!!

After being upset and worried since this morning because this blog suddenly disappeared and having the Google 404 Error not found message, it's back now. I was an inch away of getting furious over this and I was literally seeking help from online friends to help me on this dilemma. I also searched online for possible solution but finally an angel helped me out.

My online friend TERE, whose husband is a techie one, even talked to me via YM just to help me out. We tweaked some few changes on the DNS settings this afternoon hoping that it will solve the problem. He said that I will have to wait for about 6 or 7 hours for the changes to effect but it took only about 1 1/2 hours and my blog is back. Gosh I was really so relieved. I'm not sure what to do if my blog will not be back. A big thanks to CHARLES for helping me out. God bless you!

Now, I'm back blogging (keeping my fingers crossed). If for sometime my blog is not accessible probably it may due to to my DNS updating.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Adopt a School Damaged by Typhoon Ondoy

As most of you know, the destructive Typhoon Ondoy left so many houses and other places like schools damaged. Now that schools classes have started once again to those affected areas but there are still schools particularly in Marikina, Las PiƱas, Pasay and Makati that are still in need of help.

Most of the classroom desks and other school furniture are submerged and destroyed. so for sure they need replacements. Others are destroyed and stolen by the evacuees when they stayed there during the typhoon. For more information about the lists of schools to adopt and if you want to help, read more here at ADOPT A SCHOOL.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Things That I Enjoy Doing

Wow it’s a brand new week once again and only less than a month it’s gonna be my birthday once again. Now I’m giving you all a Eventhough, I hate the number in my age, I am still grateful for it. Every morning when I wake up, I can’t help but to be thankful that I’m still alive and will able to experience more beautiful things to come, eventhough there are time I feel a bit lonely.

Anyway, before I have you in tears, I just want to share some of the things that I enjoy doing.
1. Photography, grew on me ever since camera is around already. I love capturing moments and keeping them. Digital Scrapbooking, goes well with my passion for photos bec. I get to scrap them beautifully and made it into a photobook.

2. Blogging, started in way back in January of 2005 at a different blog format while this blog is my very 1st domain named blog that I set up back in January of 2007. Been so many years of sharing, posting my experiences, ideas, photos, wants, and occasionally my rants. I love every time I made a post but of course there are times when I don’t feel like sharing. I even had the chance to look for the best asp web hosting for my ever growing blogs.

3. Twittering, been twittering for almost a year now and loving it as well. I’m even following some celebs that can give some inspirations or some fun to keep me company.

What about you what are the things that you love doing?

My Mom's 77th Birthday

My mom celebrated her 77th birthday yesterday with a simple celebration. It was just a family affair.My sister in law and bro was the one in charge of cooking and we have grilled chicken, pork liempo, tilapia fish and we have not diet products included in our menu. We also have chocolate and mango ice cream, 2 kinds of cakes as well that satisfied our hungry stomach. We are all full even before we finished all the food.

I will share photos later, I'm just a little bit lazy downloading it from my DLSR and to put watermarks on the.

Extremely Busy

Hey guys so sorry for not updating this blog of mine as I was too busy with some of my niche blogs. You can find lots of updates at my JENNY TALKS blog if you want to know what I have been up to of for some more juicy news or thoughts that I have.

I am not neglecting this blog of mine, though my hands are full right now, jumping from one blog to another, so I hope you see still keep coming back.

The Chocolate Oracle Says I'm Classy

It's always fun to take quizzes at time and look at what it says about me

You are sophisticated, modern, and high class. Your taste is refined, but you are not picky. You are often the first to try something new. You are friendly, witty, and likable. You charm is overwhelming. People are enchanted by you.

You have a comeback for anything. Because of this, you seem flippant at times. You love to be the center of attention. You enjoy entertaining your friends. You feel lost when no one is interested in you... You're too interesting to be ignored.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Into Buy and Sell

My oldest bro who is into collecting memorabilia have realized that he can also earn a little bit by getting into buy and sell of such items. In fact, his collections of long playing (LP) records which some of them are very rare already are a hit among collectors. Though he knew that he has given the LP in a low price, the collector who got it from him will then sell them at e-bay at much higher price but he’s ok with it.

He is into coin collections and I guess if he has that much capital like others probably he’d venture into buying gold bars or bullions as well. For those with more capital, investing such through Monex in the long run can be lucrative. In the meantime my bro is just comfortable with his small time business.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Take Me To The Philippines Video by (The Black Eyed Peas)

It is with much pride when Department of Tourism (DoT) secretary Joseph “Ace” Durano teamed up with the famous Black Eyed Peas’ member Allan Pineda Lindo popularly known as who is also proud of being a Filipino. Recently, Apl’s new music video which was entitled "Take Me to the Philippines" was launched as part of the DOT's tourism campaign.

Just in case you have not seen the video here it is and come to the Philippines.

My Dad's 20th Death Anniv.

Last Sunday (Oct. 11th) was the 20th Death Anniversary of my dad and thinking back the day when his company called to tell what happened to him made me wish that it has never ever, ever, ever happened. It was such a miserable time for our family that time but 2 decades had past of course we have recovered.

Mom lighted a candle at the altar in the house as we weren’t able to go to the cemetery. We heard mass that was dedicated to home and we all just had a simple Sunday lunch. To make it a little bit special I cooked a chicken dish that they all liked. it's always nice to cook meal for the family most especially when they appreciate your cooking. I also wanted to own a stainless steel tiles backsplashes in our kitchen to make cooking and working in the kitchen more pleasurable.

Anyway, I hope wherever my dad is, I hope he is in peace. Miss him dearly.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Twins Are Here!!!

My cousin Loida dropped his little son Ricen at our place last Saturday for she will hurriedly go to the hospital because her sister in law is in labor already. I texted her that night to ask if her SIL already gave birth and she said not yet and she was told maybe on the next day. True enough, the twins came just yesterday (Oct. 11). I texted my cousin and ask what’s the gender of the twins and she said they are both girls. We are a bit disappointed because we thought all along that it will be a boy and a girl. Nevertheless we are happy that Glenda had a safe labor and the twins are finally here. Now they have 3 kids... ALL girls.

I can’t wait to visit the babies; I am actually excited because it’s a twins as we never had twins on our side of the family. My cousin jokingly said that the babies have fair complexion far away from his brother’s dark skin I am sure this December or so they will have the baby baptized in church so I might look for a gift this early. I remember the site where I found some nice baby beddings and it's at Baby Bedding Place. It’s actually a 12-pc set and that includes quilt, window valances, decorative pillows, fitted sheet, a skirt, bumper, toy organizer, and more. What makes it nicer to give is that it made out of real cotton.

Anyway, the twins are great addition as they will add more joy and meaning to to the family.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Massive Blackout Last Night at Rizal, Pasig and Manila

It was on the news this morning: Massive Blackout Last Night at Rizal, Pasig and Manila.

We're having dinner last night at around 9pm when the electricity went off. Later on we heard loud sirens and we assumed right away that there's an emergency and it's a fire. We all waited for the electricity to come back but it's already past 10 pm and still it's dark in our place.

Nothing to do, I decided to lay down and rest but there are times I wake up but still no power yet. Good thing is that it's a bit cool last night because of the drizzle so it was not hard for us to sleep. I woke up at around 5 am and luckily the power is back once again.

I watched the early news and it turned out that a power plant in Dolores, Taytay, Rizal caught on fire and it causes for the electricity to went off. Some of the sub-stations are connected to that plant and that is the reason why some other areas have no power as well. I hope that electricity will come back in other areas esp. those in the evacuation centers.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Photohunt: Bondi Beach Sign (Words)

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It was so cold and windy last Feb. 2008 when we went at Bondi Beach but that doesn't stop Aussies from braving the cold waters. However, there are safety warning words in signs to protect swimmers.
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Super Typhoon Pepeng Is Here

Super Typhoon Pepeng is here now at our country so we all need to be prepared! We are just getting back on our feet after we are battered by Typhoon Ondoy then here comes another typhoon that is believed to be a super typhoon because of its strong winds and rains.

Right now some parts of the country is already under Signal no. 1 and 2 and all are advised to be prepared because we all don't want to be caught unaware like that of Ondoy. I am sure that all local governments are keeping an eye on all of their constituents and assuring them that help will be around and redirecting them to safer grounds if they are near the creeks or rivers.

I hope this will not be as destructive as Typhoon Ondoy where lots of properties are damaged like cars submerged into deep floods destroying all their motors, batteries hid lights and more. I also have friends and relatives where almost all their furniture and appliances are wet and not working anymore.

Lord, let this Typhoon PEPENG go away!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Still Very Lucky!

Now that the destructive Typhoon Ondoy left our country, our place was not so badly damaged and our properties was spared from the flood. We are so thankful and feel so blessed by it because not everyone are so lucky especially those in Cainta and Marikina areas where lots of people have perished . How I wished they have life insurances but for sure they got none since they are so poor and will not even get the chance to get life insurance rates for themselves and their families. Just seeing the massive destruction this typhoon brought was just heartbreaking.

This typhoon left our country but wreak havoc to our neighboring country like Vietnam and Cambodia where it also left floods. We can't really predict what Mother Nature can do to us so we all need to pray. There's a new typhoon (Pepeng) coming or has entered our country once again but I hope and pray that this is not strong once again. Let's all pray that it will leave our country now.

Putting Off a Visit to an OB

My sister-in-law and I were having a conversation the other day and she asked me if I wanted to go with her because she’s going to her OB-Gyne next week. Actually, she’s having her annual check up and she said it’s also a good time for me to schedule my pap smear. She’s been advising me to have myself checked to be sure.

I always put it off because I am actually having second thoughts about it because I am actually scared, lol. The mere thought of laying on an
exam table gives me shivers as I haven’t been to any OB before. I know that the Pap test will detect any benign or cancerous findings from my uterus and it's for my good health but I’m still having a cold feet.