When you have a growing family, it sometimes becomes necessary to get one of those Home improvement loans to make way for house renovations intended to improve or widen particular areas of the house. House renovations can be quite expensive; if you want your plans to materialize but don't have enough funds, you can consider applying for a Home improvement loan. Take advantage of easy online unsecured home improvement loan.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Interior of St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori church.
Candle and Holy Water.
Jules giving his blessing to his goddaughter.
Series of technology developments has made a great impact in the career of many people. The computer and the Internet have become important factors in various industries. Many companies depend on computers in their everyday transactions.
Today IT has gone a long way. A person's IT background could greatly influence his career path. Many companies seek special qualifications and certifications in various job positions or job roles and among them is the Cisco certification. Individuals with this kind of certification carry with them an advantage in the job market compared to those who don't have the certification. Getting a Cisco training often guarantees remarkable career growth and success in your field.
There are several certifications. One is CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician). Today, networking has become a successful and popular business strategy. A CCENT certification leads the path towards a career in networking. This kind of certification gives an individual the knowledge and skill of installing, operating and troubleshooting a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. These qualifications greatly enhance a person's intelligence, people skills and problem solving skills.
There are IT certification programs available through Cisco Career Certifications that can bring progress and other great rewards to networking professionals, their managers, and the organizations that employ them.
Don't wait any longer. Grab this opportunity with both hands. Make this kind of success applicable to you by getting into an IT certification program. If you value career growth and success in your field, this program is best for you.
I was helping Yohan with his homework upstairs while my hubby was watching the boxing match of Pacquiao and Diaz downstairs. When I heard the distinctive triumphant yell, I knew it was another win for Pacquiao. I went down to confirm and I was not disappointed. Hubby told me Pacquiao won by knockout.
Congratulations to Manny Pacquiao for another glorious victory.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Kite flying is a fun activity that we enjoy as a family. First photo shows hubby flying a kite on a bright, sunny day. The second picture was taken a few years ago at an amusement park called Enchanted Kingdom. Jules was giving Yohan a ride on his shoulders. You could see the bright lights of the ferris wheel at the back which we rode a few minutes earlier when that photo was taken.
As a child, he had always been curious about how things functioned. He told me how he was so intrigued about how some of his toys operated. His curiosity would often result to a dismantled toy. He took delight in taking mechanical toys apart to see what's inside. There was always an attempt to put the toys together again. He succeeded in putting some toys back the way they were while some became total wrecks. I guess my husband's mechanical aptitude today is a result of his toy dismantling days when he was young.
My husband has a lot of different tools at home. Sometimes my father sends him different quality tools from the States. Among the quality tools he received are a mechanical screwdriver, electric drill, set of drill bits and an Oil Filter Wrench. Several years ago I gave him a nice large tool box to accommodate most of his tools. We also had a customized wooden cabinet made for his other tools and materials. My husband enjoys going to builder's centers and specialty shops to look at new equipment, tools and building materials.
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What surprise from a special person can you never forget?
(Inspired by a meme question I recently answered at my other blog.)
On August 6, 1998, Jules and I celebrated nine months of being together. He picked me up from work. We watched a movie and had dinner together. When he drove me home, I received a wonderful surprise. As I went inside my room, I was astonished to see so many balloons scattered on the ceiling. The balloons all had "Happy Anniversary" printed on them. They were from Jules. I found out that he went to our house earlier that day and asked yaya to put all the balloons inside my room.
Jules surprised me with me 9 blue balloons corresponding to each happy month we’ve been together and 3 red balloons symbolizing I Love You. Each balloon had a special note inside so I had to pop each one in order to read the messages. It was a sweet surprise that I will never forget.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Do you want to improve your computer's performance? Are you happy with your computer's current speed? If you’re not, perhaps its time to do some computer upgrades. If you want to add speed to your desktop computer, you can do so by Adding Computer RAM. Many households have a desktop computer at home. The computer has become important in day to day lives. We use the computer to do our work, assignments, projects, download favorite music, research about school papers, play games, work on photos and images, and many more. Sometimes we store so many information in the computer that it becomes hard for it to process so many data at the same time. The overwhelming data is often the reason behind your computer’s slow performance. You can boost the speed of your desktop computer by upgrading and installing more desktop computer memory.
If you're using an Apple iMac, you can also upgrade its performance. Add IMAC Memory and experience a remarkable improvement in your iMac computer's speed and performance.
Choose from different types of memory upgrade such as the DDR PC2700 Memory.
If you want to collect family memories on the internet, someone who does it really well is Rachel at Heart Of Rachel - A Personal Tapestry. She has a treasure trove of memories for her family. - Home Biz Notes
You can enjoy HD Radio technology in many cities. Find HD stations in your area and start enjoying beautiful and full bodied sound in your system. Choose from a variety of music stations, such as new country music stations depending on your preference. It's time to discover the HD stations in your state. You can check out Florida High Definition Radio stations. Enjoy the progress of music.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is all about melody, harmony and rhythm. For me, music is personal because people have different tastes when it comes to music. I like slow and soothing music and I also enjoy some upbeat tunes. Others may like my choice of music while they are some who have totally different music preferences.
I love listening to the radio and I often develop some favorites on the airwaves. Did you know that now you can actually tag a favorite song over the radio and buy it? I probably caught your interest and you would like to know how. Using an iTunes Tagging enabled high definition radio receiver, you can simply press the "tag" button which will enable you to save song information to your iPod®. When you sync your iPod® to your computer, you will see a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes. It is an amazing music feature that allows you to buy the songs that you like directly from the Apple® iTunes Music Store. Check out HDRadio and discover new radio stations and start tagging your favorite songs.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The primary purpose of a house is for shelter. A house becomes more than a place of dwelling when the people living inside the house learns to value and care for it. It becomes a home once you see it as a happy place you would like to go to at the end of the day.
Are you living in your own house? If you are, do you consider it as your dream home? I'm happy with our home but I still have a vision of a dream house. A particular part of my dream house that I would like to center on is the bathroom. I have always dreamed of spacious Bathrooms. I once saw a bathroom suite in a showroom and I fell in love with its classic elegance. It was a huge bathroom with beautiful travertine square tiles. It had a modern jet shower system and an amazing whirlpool bath. It had his and hers bathroom sinks. All of its bathroom accessories were solid brass and not the usual plastic accessories you normally find at home stores. It also had specific storage for all bathroom paraphernalia like extra towels, toilet rolls and cleaning products making it look very neat and organized.
There’s nothing wrong in envisioning your dream house as long as you remember that the most important thing about the home is filling it with happy memories.
** Post courtesty of Better Bathrooms. **
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Stay a while in this magical world filled with happy thoughts and fairy dust. The first thing you need is a fairy name. Here's mine ...
* 1.Determine your birthday month and get a word that rhymes with it or you can affix to it. Caps lock your birth month (ex: MAYday! JUNE dune, APRILicious, JULYvely, AUGUST pocus, parched MARCH…). Be unique.
* 2.Your birth month plus the word affixed or rhymed shall become the tag’s title in your case.
* 3.Get your birthday and add the digits involved. Example, if your birthday falls on the 25th of July, add 2 and 5 you get 7.
* 4.Whatever is the sum, write a list of the MATERIAL gifts you wish to receive, the number of which shall correspond to the sum of your birthday. For example, applying the case above (in rule number 3), you will write seven (7) things you wish to receive.
* 5.After your wish list, put your name and birthday in the Bloggers’ Birthday Directory, with a link to your blog/s. Note: when you add your birthday, please place it in a way that the dates appear chronological (January, February… 1, 2, 3)
* 6.Pass this tag meme by tagging as many people as you want.
Birthday: March 29
Calculation: 2 + 9 = 11
My Wish List (wishing is free so here goes):
1. Mushabelly stuffed toy
2. Carrot Cake from Sugarhouse
3. Blueberry Cheesecake from Becky's Kitchen
4. Laptop backpack
5. New pillows
6. Cupcake stand
7. 19" LCD monitor
8. Samsung HDTV
9. Red Crocs (Adara style)
10. Technomarine black leather strap
11. LV Neverfull bag
Bloggers’ Birthday Directory:
February 20 - Caryl February 23 - Jammy March 7 - Mari March 29 - Rachel May 3 - Vannie May 8 - joanjoyce May 27 – Zang Caesar September 30 - Mckhoii October 22 - MommyBa December 18 - JoshuaOngYS December 19 - Alpha December 20 - Suzanne YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE
I'm tagging Alice, Sheen, Odette, Pea and Rowena.
Monday, June 23, 2008
2. Bloggers that are tagged need post these rules and and their ten things on their own blog;
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 10 people to keep the tag going;
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged!
Some random facts about me:
- I'm blessed with one son named Yohan.
- I have two computers in the house.
- We have three kinds of pets: dog, birds and a fish.
- I wake up at four a.m. during school days.
- Yohan is turning five this coming July 18.
- We have six pets all in all (1 dog + 4 birds + 1 fish = 6 pets).
- We have seven pillows in our bed.
- Jules and I are celebrating our eigth year anniversary this July.
- Spending quality time with the family is like being on cloud nine.
- Last time I checked, I've had 44,708 visitors on my blog since the tenth of May 2006.
I'm not tagging anyone but feel free to do this meme.
Let me also take this opportunity to greet my friend, Cookie a ...
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I have encountered several sites that feature beautiful photos of wildlife. I admire beautiful shots of animals particularly birds. Owners of the sites I visited are avid bird watchers. I learned that bird lovers quietly enjoy observing birds from a distance using their binoculars.
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After that hubby dropped me off at Rever Salon to have my haircut and eyebrow threading. Jules went to Bioessence for a facial. We met at Glorietta mall after our respective pampering appointments. We watched Incredible Hulk. We intentionally didn't bring Yohan along because we heard there were a lot of violent scenes. I'm baffled that the movie has an entirely new cast (perhaps someone would like to enlighten me). Nevertheless, hubby and I enjoyed the film.
Fugitive Dr. Bruce Banner must utilize the genetic accident that transforms him into a giant, rampaging hulk to stop a former soldier that purposely becomes an even more dangerous version. source
It was raining hard last Saturday so Jules decided not to take Yohan along to the birthday party. Here's the huge moon balloon from the party that Jules brought home for Yohan.
Protect your vehicle from being stolen by parking your vehicle in well lighted areas. Make sure that the area has a security guard. If you want to have the best protection for your vehicle, you can install a real time GPS Vehicle Tracking device. Real time GPS is a tracking device that you can use to monitor the exact location of your vehicle which requires a monthly subscription.
The Tracking Key is another form of GPS but it does not require a monthly subscription. It is a small and easily concealable form of passive GPS tracking system that you can conveniently put in your vehicle. It has a strong magnet which enables you to put it under the vehicle and it is even water resistant. The GPS data can easily be viewed using Google Earth.
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A few minutes ago, the rain was pouring and the wind was blowing hard. It's still dark outside but the rain and the wind has lessened. It might just be a short reprieve because according to the weather forecast, heavy rains are expected this afternoon. I'm just hoping there will be no more power outage.
To those who are also affected by the storm, please take extra care.
PHILIPPINE STORM SIGNAL # (3):
In Effect: METRO MANILA, BATANGAS, LAGUNA, CAVITE, RIZAL, BULACAN, NORTHERN QUEZON, SOUTHERN AURORA, NUEVA ECIJA, PAMPANGA, BATAAN, ZAMBALES, TARLAC, PANGASINAN, BENGUET, LA UNION.
PHILIPPINE STORM WARNING SIGNAL #(2):
In Effect: MINDORO, LUBANG IS, MARINDUQUE, POLILLO, AURORA, QUIRINO, NUEVA VIZCAYA, IFUGAO, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, ILOCOS SUR
The above areas or provinces will experience stormy weather today (with winds of up to 100 kph for #02 and more than 100 kph for #03). Coastal waters will be rough to very rough and extremely dangerous to all types of seacrafts.
PHILIPPINE STORM WARNING SIGNAL # (1):
In Effect: CALAMIAN, ROMBLON, CAMARINES NORTE & THE REST OF NORTHERN LUZON.
Rainy season is here and a series of typhoons are expected to hit the country. It is best to get ready and do some house repairs to protect your home from being damaged by potential strong typhoons. Prioritize house repairs to make sure your family is safe when a typhoon hits your area. During typhoon season, you can secure your home from water leakage, roof damages and other problems. If you don't have enough cash to do much needed house repairs, you can get a fast cash payday loans to pursue such repairs. You can apply fast cash on-line today and get it the next day.
Over the past few weeks, there has been a constant increase in fuel prices making it more difficult for most people to budget their salaries. The recent inflation comes in bad timing considering that it is a brand new school year. This is the time for tuition fee payments and purchase of school requirements. If you’re having a little trouble managing your expenses right now because tuition fees have coincided with regular monthly bills, you have the option of getting a cash advance. This can help tide you over while waiting for your next pay check. Upon approval, you can already have the funds in your bank account after .
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Some of you may have seen two out of the four photos before because I have shared them in a past entry. I thought of sharing them again because it's perfect for this week's theme. They were taken a few months ago at Ocean Adventure in Subic.
Friday, June 20, 2008
What are some small things you are grateful for recently?
- The free wifi at Yohan's school. I bring my laptop to school and it certainly helps pass the time as I wait for him to finish his class.
- Yohan doesn't have classes today. Today is Lipa Foundation Day so it's an official holiday in Lipa City.
- Hubby and I are going out today to spend some quality time together.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Today I talked to one of the kids. She’s around six years old. I heard her say, “Ayan na ang mga matataba!” (Here comes the fat ones). Kids can be so blunt at times. She was referring to the two tall and big built high school students. I told her and a few others to refrain from saying those things because they could hurt the feelings of the two high school boys. She did as I requested and didn’t say those hurtful words anymore. Instead she said, “Kasya kaya tayo?” (Will we all fit?) . I just rolled my eyes and vowed to gently talk to her next time about her choice of words.
In many Spanish and Latin American cultures, girls turning fifteen are given an important birthday celebration called Quinceanera. The Quinceanera has an interesting history. It began as a blended tradition between the Spanish conquerors and native people in
The Quinceanera Celebration or sometimes referred to as Quince Anos is celebrated in a special and memorable way from other birthdays. It's often a huge gathering of family and close friends. Tremendous effort is put to make a girl's fifteenth birthday as special as possible. Elaborate food preparations, souvenirs and a beautiful dress are among the important aspects of the big party. The family of the celebrant often helps in choosing the ideal and perfect dress for the celebration. There is a great site where you can find many beautiful Quinceanera Dresses to choose from. The site also offers a variety of lovely Quinceanera Invitations to make your birthday worth remembering.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Before going to bed, I'm posting my Worldless Wednesday #25. Hope you can come by and visit my entry at my other blog.
Monday, June 16, 2008
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We had dinner at Jowee's at Lipa. Jules ordered tenderloin steak while Yohan and I shared sizzling sisig. We also ordered Yohan's favorite crispy noodles and he enjoyed munching on them. It was a simple but wonderful Father's Day celebration.