Friday, November 30, 2007

Photo Hunt :: Red

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Sometimes I long to be as carefree as a child. Without worries and problems to weigh you down. Just thinking of what to play, activity to do or what to watch on TV. Life seems so simple, so uncomplicated, so happy when you are a child.

Photo above was taken earlier this afternoon when Yohan and I enjoyed a nice walk around the village. It's been cold and windy throughout the day, so let him wear a red sweater and matching red pants when we went out. We also visited one of my hubby's grandmothers who lives in the same village. She was delighted to see Yohan and gave him some oranges to bring home.

I like this time of the year. I like the cold breeze in the air. Imagine, we haven't opened the aircon nor the electric fan the whole day. We certainly saved on electricity today. :)

** To my friends, sorry I'm behind my visits. I've been a little busy but I hope to catch up with all of you on the days to come. **

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Aloha Friday #9

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.

Inspired by the movie Enchanted (check out earlier post), what is your favorite Disney movie?

I love many Disney movies but when it comes to animated films, my favorite is Toy Story. I never get tired of watching it. It is also one of my son's all time favorites. I love the cool tandem of Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

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We Were Enchanted

** Before anything else, I shared some ways to relieve stress on My Thursday Thirteen #3.

Jules, Yohan and I watched Enchanted last Wednesday. We all enjoyed the movie because it was made for all ages. I was fascinated by how how great the animation blended with the real actors. It was very entertaining and we had our share of good laughs in between scenes. I like leaving the movie theater feeling lighthearted.

A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess from the past who is thrust into present-day by an evil queen. ~ source

Enchanted is a well blended movie ~ there's adventure, romance, comedy, music, animation and spice of nostalgia. If you haven't seen it yet, I strongly recommend it.

If only real life can always have a happy ending ...

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Some Points to Consider in Purchasing a Car

Buying a car is something that needs to be given thorough thinking. Purchasing a car is an investment and before putting your money into something, it is advisable to think about it first. Avoid making impulsive purchases because you might just realize at the end that you’ve wasted your hard earned money.

The first thing to consider is most probably your budget. Determine how much money you are willing to spend to purchase a car. Work on that budget. If you have limited budget, you can buy used car. Insurance is also cheaper for used cars.

Another option is car finance. Instead of investing all your money in a car right away, you can choose car financing. You can pay part of the amount of the car and invest the rest of the money elsewhere. This is a good idea for business inclined individuals who are thinking of using part of the money to generate more income.

If you have the right budget, then it is best to purchase a brand new one. New cars are guaranteed to be at its best working condition. A brand new vehicle ensures you that its engine is working well and there are no hidden problems compared to used cars.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ferrari Craze

My husband is an avid fan of Formula One Racing. Rarely does he fail to watch F1 races on TV. He is a fan of Michael Schumacher and Kimi Räikkönen. He is a great follower of the Ferrari team. Just recently, he was excited to tell me about the current promotional offer of Shell.

In celebration of this year’s Formula One Championship and to cap off its 60th-year anniversary celebration with Ferrari, Pilipinas Shell recently launched its unique premium promotion allowing loyal Shell motorists to own their very own Ferrari model car! - source

This promo started last November 1 and will end on Dec. 30. With every P500 worth of Shell V-Power or Shell Helix Ultra products a customer may avail one Ferrari for as low as 49. So far, we only have three Ferrari cars. Three more and we'll have a complete set.

A few nights ago, my hubby and my son were watching Discovery Channel and it featured the Ferrari factory in Italy. I was amazed at how Yohan seemed so interested and fascinated on the program.

It was a coincidence that we saw a Ferrari Spider (same as left most car model above) at the car showroom on the way to school. Yohan was so upset when we couldn't make a stop over. Funny because he wanted us to go down and drive the Ferrari. :)

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Assistance in Making a Dissertaion

I believe that furthering one's education is a great privilege in life. I enrolled in graduate studies a few years ago. I enrolled in MBA in the same university where I graduated in college. I finished all my major subjects in MBA but I took an indefinite leave after I got pregnant. I still have to take up two electives and submit my essay thesis to get my MBA degree.

I found out that one can get valuable help online in doing one’s thesis through the help of dissertation writers. Everything seems so easy nowadays because you can already buy a custom thesis.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Worldless Wednesday #3

Hi friends! Hope your day went well. I just got home. It's been a tiring but fun day. I watched Enchanted with my hubby and son. More on that soon.

Anyway, hope you can visit my Worldless Wednesday #3 here. Take care!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Heads or Tails #11

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This week's theme: Mark

  • I have an old notebook where I mark my family and friend's birthdays but haven't added any new entries for a long time.
  • I mark my son's things with his name like books, school things, etc.
  • I know a couple of guys with the name Mark.
  • I mark the days left before Christmas inside my head.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Star Bloggers and More


I received this award from Ann of Me and My Angel. Thank you for your kind words ...
Rachel - Her blog is always informative about kids and parenting. Never a dull moment in her blog. It's so fascinating! I always learn a lot every time I visit her blog. And I learn a lot too from what his son, Yohan, does and says. ~ Ann K

I'm so happy you find my blog informative. I'm also grateful for the things you impart on your readers.

I would like to share this award to the following ...
  • Anna (BC Mom) - I learn many interesting things on her blog each time I visit. She's a terrific mom.
  • Sidney - A remarkable photographer who generously shares his works in his photoblog.
  • Janice - A star blogger and a star mom combined.


Thank you to Mary of GreyMom for this remarkable award. Let me share the wonderful things she wrote on her blog for her chosen recipients ...

The blogosphere is such a great place to put our thoughts in print. And to have someone critique, comment and offer insightful thoughts is something I look forward to every time. While it is true that I write without thinking whether or not someone might read it much less learn and relate to the same experiences I am going through, I am thankful for those people. I in turn learn a lot from other people’s blogs. And to make a connection, to be “friends” albeit virtually is always a joy ~ Mary

It feels wonderful to connect with people online and learn about different aspects of their lives. I value your friendship and grateful that you take time to visit me despite your busy schedule.

I would like to share this award to:
  • Cess - A lovely mom who dedicates her time for her family. She is very sweet and kindhearted.
  • Maria Rachelle - I admire her dedication to make a good life for herself and her children.
  • Teacher Julie - Never fails to show heartfelt concern by giving suggestions and advices, both personal and blog related.


Anna of Beth and Cory's Mom gave me a Community Blogger Award. It's heartwarming that you thought of me for this one.

The blogging community is truly great, and I'm glad to be a part of it. I've met so many wonderful people! ~ Anna
I also grateful to the friendships I formed online. I never expected that the joy of writing and sharing my personal thoughts will reward me wonderful friends like you.

I would like to share the following with ...
  • Junnie - His participation in community building activities is a reflection of his helpful nature.
  • Annamanila - She always makes quality visits, leaving you with well thought of comments. I'm grateful that she takes time to share her own experiences and thoughts.
  • Belle - I admire her sincere generosity for helping others especially the less fortunate.


I awarded Evi of The Butterfly journal an I ♥ UR Blog award and to my delight she gave me one too. Such a sweet circle of appreciation. Thank you Evi!

I love joining you on virtual trips to the wonderful places you go with your family. I wish someday I can also travel with my hubby and son and discover beautiful wonders of the world.

... because it exudes enthusiasm. Rach, your blog is full of interaction and inspires me to get into the groove when I feel like I'm bored and tired of blogging ~ Evi

I would like to share this with ...
  • Misty Dawn - I feel blessed by her kind and sweet nature. Her affection for her dogs is a reflection of her nurturing character.
  • Kailani - It's always fun to visit her because she shares interesting discoveries in the blogosphere like cool contests and giveaways. She is also the sweet host behind Aloha Friday.
  • Cookie - I love her carefree attitude in life. She is blessed with two beautiful girls. She's a very cool mom!


Thank you Jo for this lovely award.

  • Ann K - I love her positive attitude in life and her dedication to her adorable son, Dwyn.
  • Liz - A sweet natured mom who I'm honored to have met through blogging.
  • Jenny - A fabulous mom to two gorgeous daughters. Her success in paid blogging is inspiring.
Misty Dawn

I feel blessed to receive so many awards from Misty Dawn and it warms my heart that she has given me more. I feel grateful and honored.

Misty said that this award is from Mel of Monday Morning Powers and she dedicates it to blogs who display positive winning attitudes on their blogs!

I would like to pay it forward to ...
  • Christianne - A loving mother that I really admire. Her lovely daughter Annika is her motivation.
  • Mike - A brilliant writer! You have to visit him to read his excellent stories.
  • Tani - A lovely mom of two handsome boys. I admire her efforts in pursuing her dreams in life by pursuing her studies.

Misty also gave me the following ...

She wrote this lovely poem to show how thankful she is the opportunity to discover wonderful friendships.

I would like to share these awards to the following ...
  • Vicki - She never fails to warm my heart with her kind and gracious words.
  • Connie - I love her beautiful smile. She is naturally sweet and very thoughtful.
  • Grams - A sweet lady with a generous heart that I'm happy to have met through blogging.
Believe it or not, all of the above things can be performed virtually... across the cyber-blogosphere wires. I know, because you have all done these things for me.
Thank you. ~ Misty


of Welcome to My World

I would like to share both awards to these sexy and gorgeous moms ...

  • Auee - She is a sweet and hardworking mom who travels a lot to give the best for her family.
  • Rowena - A real gem of a friend that I have yet to meet in person. Her daily visits is something I always look forward to.
  • Chats - She inspired me to take better care of my health by engaging in a good exercise routine. A really cool mom!

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Weekend Snapshot #6

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It's been a long weekend because classes were suspended for two days due to the announcement of storm signal #1 in our area. We took advantage of the time by putting out all the Christmas decors.

First thing we did was put up the tree. In the picture, you could see Yohan helping out put the ornaments. We're not yet finished putting all the decors. There's more to do.

For today, no more storm signal so it's back to school for Yohan and it's back to the gym for me.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Tree of Hope for Bantay Bata

Christmas Tree of Hope was recently launched in different SM malls in the country. The goal of this project is to raise funds for the benefit of Bantay Bata 163. For every P100 donation, the donor will be given a Christmas tree decor which you can hang on the Tree of Hope. Donors may write their Christmas wishes on the tags/decors.
Bantay Bata 163 is a child welfare program of ABS-CBN Foundation that not only rescues and rehabilitates sick and abused children, but also provides shelter, therapy and quality home care for rescued children until they can be reunited with their families or referred to proper child-caring agencies. ~ Bantay Bata website
Photo taken at SM Lipa.

To my fellow Filipinos and everyone residing in the Philippines, hope you can support this project to help the poor children in our country. If you see a Tree of Hope in a mall near you, please stop to share some blessings. God bless.

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Meeting Friends Online

I was already in college when I started enjoying the Internet. At first, I used it merely for research purposes to augment data from library references. I didn't have a computer at home and would just go to the library to use one of the computers.

I became a more frequent user of the Internet when I started working. It’s where I met a colleague who loves to chat and play online games after office hours. He told me that he enjoys visiting chat rooms and meeting new friends. At first I was skeptical that one could meet a good friend through chatting but I was wrong. My colleague told me of the interesting friendships he formed online.

I realized that friendships can really take place online after experiencing it myself. When I started blogging, I met lots of wonderful people. In fact, I had the privilege of meeting some in person. Aside from leaving comments on their blogs, I also chat with some blog friends from time to time. Blogging has become one of my hobbies and I take delight at visiting blog friends and learning more about them on every visit. Blogging can be quite rewarding because of the friendships you form all around the world.

Tagged :: Five Missing Links

Tagged by Charlotte of My Charmed Life

Five Missing Links Tag Instructions:
  • Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given below.
  • Tag others to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.
  • Don’t forget to read the archived post and leave comments.

ink 1 - FAMILY : Holiday Highlights
Video of last year's Christmas celebration with the family.

Link 2 - FRIEND : Silverlining Named Lyonnel
About one of my best friends in life ... Lyonnel and the way he touched my life in so many ways.

Link 3 - MYSELF : Featured Mom of the Week
I was happy to be the featured mom of the week at Pinoy Moms Network - Parenting E-zine

Link 4 - MY LOVE : Muffin Man
My hubby made some delicious raisin and blueberry muffins.

Link 5 - ANY TOPIC : Fun at Enchanted Kingdom
We had a wonderful time at the amusement park.

I'd like to tag the ff:
1. Ann of Me and My Angel
2. Kathy of Daily Stories of a now SAHM

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

My Lil' Car Racer

Remember the racing costume we came up with for Yohan's activity in school? Yohan was able to use it again at the birthday party of his schoolmates (joint celebration of N & D). The theme of the party was racing and the parents requested guests to come in racing attire if possible. Good thing we didn't have to buy anymore because we used the one we had specially made for the Race Into Reading school activity.

Jules and I decided to complete the costume by having some patches made. Look at how the plain car racer costume turned out. Yohan loved it!

Photo edited to include the picture of the Honda car at the back. :)

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Feel Secured

I believe that having a good insurance is very important. Home insurance should be one of the priorities of every family. Remember that in making any purchase, it is always wise to compare the products or services before making a final decision. You can apply the same concept in availing of insurance.

Car insurance is the next thing that should be greatly considered. Look for a dependable and at the same time cheap car insurance in the market that will suit your requirements.

Make the family feel safe and secured with good insurance. Always be wise in choosing an insurance in order to make sure that you are covered well when the need arises.

Photo Hunt :: Hot

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This picture was taken several weeks ago at the birthday party of my friend's son, Ino. He turned two years old and his parents gave him a wonderful party. Ino also happens to be my godchild (inaanak).

It was a fabulous children's party. I love the cool line up of games and programs. The high light of that party was the performance of the unicyclist. In the photo, you could see him on his unicycle and at the same time performing a cool balancing act using those hot props. It was a great performance!My son, Yohan was delighted when he brought home all these hot prizes and giveaways.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

A Fortune Cookie For You

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Blogging is a wonderful thing. I'm excited each day to read the comments on both my sites. I love visiting my favorite blogs. Always eager to find out what's new. It's habit forming in a good way.

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