Thursday, December 24, 2009
It's Christmas eve. Yohan is very excited because the letter that he placed inside his stocking is gone. It only means that Santa already has his letter. He is wishing for Santa to fulfill his Christmas wish.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
We are home now and yaya is already sleeping in her room. She needs to take it easy for at least three weeks. The doctor gave me a list of post operation instructions. Yaya is scheduled for a check up on Monday.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
"I have done my best." That is about all the philosophy of living one needs.
~ Lin Yutan ~
Life has many ups and downs. There are always challenges along the road but doing our best in everything we do can make a big difference. Success is sweet but we cannot avoid failing. We can learn from our mistakes and do better next time. If we try our best in each endeavor, success is not far behind.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Saturday, November 07, 2009
There are many factors that can affect antiques such as exposure to direct sunlight, humidity, moisture and more. These factors make antiques sensitive. Proper care and special handling are very important when it comes to international shipping. Long travel hours make antiques vulnerable. It is vital to have knowledge of international shipping requirements to avoid problems and delays. Before committing to a courier, it is advisable to check if they have a minimum. Take advantage of movers that do not require minimums. Avoid movers that have a lot of restrictions, particularly on the weight of items. Some movers have the ability to ship directly to you. Some can even deliver to a warehouse for temporary storage.
Many antique owners prefer stress-free shipping of their items by hiring a mover that takes care of every detail. There are movers that can supervise picking up, packing, insurance and delivery to the recipient.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Even my son knows how much I'm looking forward to the movie. He spotted the large movie standees at the mall and I couldn't resist taking some pictures.
Here are two of my favorite quotes in the book New Moon:
I can’t live in a world where you don’t exist."
~Edward, New Moon
~Jacob Black, New Moon
Rules: Post any question on your blog on a Friday, share your answer and sign Kailani's Mr. Linky. Then have fun answering the questions of fellow participants by visiting their blogs.
Is there any dish that you never get tired of ordering at the restaurant?
I love TGI Friday's Chicken Mushroom Chicken. I always order it whenever we eat at Friday's. I guess you can say that I'm not adventurous when it comes to food because I tend to order the same dishes.
Chicken Mushroom Chicken is deep fried chicken topped with mushrooms and Mozzarella cheese. It is served with buttered corn on the cob and mushrooms. Earlier version included french fries or mashed potatoes. Now Chicken Mushroom Chicken is served with rice pilaf.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
It has become a tradition for many Filipino families to pay respect to departed loved ones every Nov. 1 and 2.
Yohan was unusually quiet. I thought he was upset about the costume but I found out later that he wasn't feeling well. We were at the grocery buying treats when he showed signs of nauseousness so we decided to go home early.
Hubby and I decided to let Yohan skip the annual village Halloween activity at the clubhouse so he could rest. Surprisingly, he felt re-energized after a short rest at home.
At last year's Trick or Treat, he was Thomas the Tank Engine. This year he donned his black shirt with a skull, striped pants and hook ... a pirate for the second time around.
Yohan was able to make a few rounds in the village but the rain came at an unwelcome time. We had to cut Trick or Treat short because of the weather. Thankfully Captain Yohan wasn't too disappointed. He still managed to have fun. The other kids were discouraged to continue due to persistent rain. I have lots of Halloween treats left. Care for some? :)
In the spirit of Halloween, I helped Yohan make Halloween cards for his teachers and pumpkin cut-outs for his classmates.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Here are some suggestions that you might consider when you rent apartments.
- Furniture - Choose furniture that suit your personal taste and style. Make sure your furniture are right for your space. If you have a small apartment, avoid bulky furniture that take too much space.
- Plants and Flowers - Live plants and fresh flowers can make your place livelier. There are some indoor plants that are easy to maintain.
- Pictures - Display picture frames of family, friends and people you love. You can be more creative by making a photo collage of people close to your heart. Images of people dear to you can bring life to an empty apartment.
- Memento - Bring an item or items that have significant meaning to your life. You can bring an old stuffed toy, a trophy you won, a cross stitch frame, an old vase, a memorable figurine, or favorite pillows.
- Pets - Some apartments allow pets. If you have time and dedication to take care of pets, then it's a nice idea to have one in your apartment. A pet would be a great companion. For people with busy lifestyles, small pets like fish and birds are easier to take care.
It is essential for every pregnant woman to take prenatal vitamins, eat healthy foods and do some easy exercises. You can ask your doctor to suggest an exercise regime that will help strengthen your body and prepare you for labor. Your doctor may suggest stretching and walking.
Some women especially first time mothers-to-be tend to be overcome with worries and fears. Too much worrying can build up tension and lead to stress. It would help if you focus on happy thoughts. Look on the brighter side of giving birth. Think about how wonderful it would be to feel your baby in your arms for the first time.
Be surrounded with people and things that make you happy. Read uplifting books, listen to soothing music, watch a movie with a happy ending or simply enjoy good and healthy food. Spend time with family and friends who can give you the moral support that you need.
Praying and meditating may help you prepare for labor. Prayer has the power to give us courage to face what the future may bring. Believing that God will help you in your time of labor can give you the will and strength you need at that moment. Praying for safe delivery can bring inner peace, put fears at bay and help calm the senses.
I'm glad that Typhoon Santi has left the country. Today is All Saints Day and we have been blessed with good weather. We were able to go to the cemetery to pay respect to our departed loved ones. Filipinos traditionally pay respect to the departed every Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
There are so many great destinations worth visiting in Asia Pacific. If you are thinking of visiting Asia Pacific then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Travelers will be thrilled to know that one million hotel rooms across Asia Pacific are available at very amazing rates.
Take advantage of this Accor Hotels 3-Day Super Sale Asia Pacific because this offer is only available on a limited time. Imagine rates starting as low as US$30 per night. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Grab amazing savings when you book on-line between October 27-30, 2009. Stay period is between Dec 2009 till Apr 2010.
Big savings from your hotel mean that you can have extra money to spend on other things during your trip. You can use the money to shop around or perhaps engage in a fun leisure activity. You can have the perfect excuse to pamper yourself. Make your trip more memorable by spending it with special people in your life.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sometimes it's disappointing when you miss your favorite shows like Heroes, 30 Rock, The Office and others. Missing an episode disrupts the continuity of the story in your mind. Jumping to the next episode might be quite confusing. It would be nice if you can easily access programs and episodes you miss. You might be surprised that you can access many of your favorite programs the day after they air on TV. The wonderful thing about it is it's free!
Sometimes we are so busy that it becomes a chore to simply get in the car and get a movie. It can take a while for the dvd to arrive in the mail. All that waiting is not fun at all. Availing of On Demand is a better and easier choice. You can easily get updates and fun extras on Charter’s Facebook page.
Chances are kids don't understand nor have the patience for TV schedules. Children especially the young ones often want to watch their favorite shows like Dora and Spongebob the moment they open the television. On Demand helps parents avoid the stress of reasoning out with their little ones. You can learn more at charter.net/ondemand.
Since HD is now the in thing, you can now have access to more HD shows. You'll be amazed that there are hundreds of them.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Rules: Post any question on your blog on a Friday, share your answer and sign Kailani's Mr. Linky. Then have fun answering the questions of fellow participants by visiting their blogs.
My thoughtful mom sent me a text message and said that this is on sale. She wants to buy it for me. Perfect timing because I want a new pair of sneakers.
I made the mistake of asking my 6-year old son if this suits me. He told me that it's for teenagers. Ouch! Shot to the heart! Ha! Ha! Oh well, I'm still young at heart.
Do you like sneakers?
Thursday, October 22, 2009
- Condition of the Apartment - Take a walk around the apartment. Inspect areas that need immediate repairs, repainting, etc. Make sure you check all the rooms. Remember that safety is very important. Ask someone who knows about wiring to check the apartment. Try to find out if the apartment conforms to safety regulations (example: presence of fire exit).
- Cleanliness - Check for signs of possible pest problem. You would not want to make the mistake of renting a place infested with cockroaches or worse rats.
- Size - It's always advisable to find a place ideal for the number of people who are going to live in it. Overcrowding is never a good idea.
- Parking - This is a big consideration if you own a car. It is better to rent apartments that include safe parking areas.
- Security - Renting a place that provides security is a great disadvantage. Take note that this feature often means higher rental fees.
- Proximity to Important Places - It is preferable to find a place that has access to nearby market, school (especially for those who have kids) and hospital. It is a big advantage to live near your work place.
"A letter always seemed to me like Immortality."
- Emily Dickinson
I was looking for an old book to read. I found one of my old pocketbooks. I was about to read it when I discovered an old post card between the pages. It was from my college best friend written many years ago. He sent me a post card when he went to Paris on a business trip. Reading the post card again warmed my heart.
When it comes to giving birth, more and more people are realizing the advantages of going through natural childbirth. A woman’s body is naturally designed to carry and give birth to a child. Natural childbirth allows a woman to be in control of her body. Perhaps modern advancements in science have made childbirth easier and less painful, however, the medicated approach has its potential risks.
The process of childbirth is a conscious decision. Every woman should have the right to choose the kind of childbirth best for her and her child. It is normal for some women, especially first time mothers to be overly concerned before giving birth. Fears about childbirth can sometimes be blown out of proportion. Unwarranted fears can influence a woman to shy away from natural childbirth and choose an epidural or a C-section. Proper information can help women minimize and hopefully eliminate their fears of childbirth.
Here are some notable advantages of natural childbirth.
- Safer option - Natural childbirth offers minimal medical intervention. Since it discourages the use of sedatives or anaesthesia, there is a lesser chance of complications or side effects.
- Feeling of empowerment - Women who have undergone natural childbirth shares the wonderful feeling of being in control during labor.
- Inner Satisfaction - Mothers who experienced natural childbirth notes the ultimate sense of fulfillment.
- Partnership – Couples who choose natural childbirth often take classes together. These classes help and guide soon to be parents. Time spent together learning about breathing techniques, pain management and more can help strengthen the bond of a couple.
My friend together with her husband and three kids are here for a short vacation. I was so happy when they went to our house yesterday for a visit. True friendship always remain strong despite the distance. We had fun exchanging stories and catching up with one another. Our kids had a wonderful time bonding.
My friend's daughter also happens to be my goddaughter. She has grown up since I last saw her. I gave the kids some gifts. When my son saw me give the gifts, he was inspired to give his own gifts too. He asked my permission if he could give some small toys to his friends. I gave him the go signal and it was nice to see him happily share his toys.
My friend and her family also gave us some gifts. They are still as sweet and thoughtful as before.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Maintaining a website can be less expensive compared to running a TV commercial, a radio ad, a billboard, or a print ad. A website can also be more cost effective compared to telemarketing. In fact, I know a lot of people who are put off by telemarketing schemes.
The overall appearance and user interface of a website can be a great advantage. It is a plus to avail of website hosting. I think my site would be better if I availed of website hosting. A website that appears interesting will entice potential clients to click more and learn about what your site offers. It is also advisable to have a user friendly system for easier access. A complicated interface only creates confusion and lead to loss of interest.
It took me more than two months to reach the last level. I must say I invested lots of time and effort on this game. I love its interactive interface. Farming with friends and even with my son is really fun. I found myself playing Farm Town until the wee hours of the morning. Yes, it's an addicting but rewarding game. I always got a sense of fulfillment every time I unlocked new seeds, trees, flowers, paths, ponds, buildings and decorations. One of my favorite parts of the game is decorating my farm.
When I reached Level 34, I was awarded with the privilege of buying a beautiful red mansion. Below is a screenshot of my farm (taken a few minutes ago). I have pumpkins ready for harvest. I decided to plant pumpkins in the spirit of Halloween.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
I have always had the impression that Talbots' target market is focused on the more mature crowd. To my surprise and delight of many, Talbots has reinvented itself. Talbots now offers hip, modern and affordable clothing line for the women today. Shoppers can expect to find the latest array of women's apparel, shoes and accessories.
Regular shoppers love Talbots' lovely and classic clothing that never goes out of style. One can never go wrong with quality clothes that are perfectly priced. Its touchable textures will make anyone feel sophisticated. It's like a taste of luxury each time you wear one. You may visit their website to see Talbots' beautiful outfits, shoes and accessories. You can share your favorite items with me by leaving a comment. I would love to know about the things that catch your eye. I'm sure you'll find something worth purchasing.
After connecting the videos to Talbots, the videos now make more sense.
I love this photo. It captures my son's thrilled expression as he plays with Jack, my BIL's Pomeranian puppy. For me, it's another priceless moment. Jack is a small bundle of joy and energy. Yohan was more than happy to play with Jack that day.