Saturday, February 27, 2010

Blogging Day Off!

Thanks for coming by! It's my blogging day off today....lol!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Skywatch Friday: In the Middle of Nowhere


It's Skywatch Friday once again people! My entry for this week is the photo above. This photo was taken on our way to my parent's farmville....lol! Did you see a house?
For more gorgeous skywatch entries or would like to join us, just click the button above. Thanks!

Great Eyeglasses For Less

Are you tired of buying expensive eyeglasses?

I Seriously Need to Lose Weight

Since I gave birth I noticed that I gained so much weight. I tried many ways to shed pounds, but that did not work out very well. I feel very uncomfortable of my body because I can no longer wear the clothes I have before I was pregnant. I know that exercise and diet is the best way to lose weight, but I am too lazy to do it. I found another option to lose weight. I read this article online about detox diet, and it is a brand new very talked-about natural supplement. It is called Acai Detox Xtreme.  If you are interested about this new natural supplement and would like to use it, you can try it for FREE! I might need to get one too!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spring Has Just Begun!

Is it spring yet? I guess it is! Well maybe in our place.
Oh I sooo love spring!Photos were taken around our neighborhood.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Try SPEEK for Free!

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It's Your Day!



I would like to greet one of my buddies here in blogosphere sis Ria of "Live Laugh Love" who is celebrating her 28th birthday today. Opps...did I mentioned the number....hehhehe...who cares sis dba? hehhee..... Happy happy Birthday sis! I wish you the best in life and congratulations on your new baby! Thanks a lot for the friendship. May God Bless You and your family. Happy birthday again sisganda!

Games Directory

There is a great website that you should checkout with good information on many different categories. I was interested in the games directory which gives me a lot of information about playing games. For example, you can get information concerning gambling games if you like to gamble. There is one link to Online Casino Reports which can give you an Online Gambling Guide. If you are a fan of Rummy, you might want to checkout the article that gives you everything you want to know about the rummy family game. If you enjoy playing video games, you might want to checkout the video game auctions link which is selling video game equipment from different manufacturers. You can also get video game cheat codes as well. If you like puzzle games, you should checkout the puzzles directory which has some interesting strategy information. So what are you waiting for? If you enjoy games, you should checkout the games directory today.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

There is a new law that says all Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, swppp, for construction jobs with a new Notice of Intent need to be prepared by a licensed civil engineer or someone with similar credentials by July 1st, 2010. The swppp Orange County plan emphasizes proper use of barriers to keep the rain water from picking up excessive amounts of sediment. The ACG is a licensed contractor with the qualifications for implementing these plans. It is important to keep dirt, silt, and chemicals out of the sewer system and the ACG can help achieve that. You should visit the Advanced Civil Group’s website to see how they can help.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lots of Things to Thank About!

I finally got rid of the stink'n virus on my laptop! Thank God everything is back to normal. Anyhow, I have lots of things to thank about.
I. I would like to thank Mami Clang of Kizuna for sending us some goodies all the way from Japan! I have been meaning to post about this, but I kept forgetting! I am so thankful to met a friend like you here in blogland Mami Clang...(inde plastik!) We haven't meet each other in person yet, but I know for sure that you are a good friend to keep. I love all the stuff you sent us. Thanks a lot dear. I will definitely use the sushi laquer box!
I saw a tiny hand right there! Someone can't wait to open the candy!...lol!
She loves her new dress....she said "Salamat po tita Clang!"....ehhehehe!

II. I am thankful that I now have more than 500 followers! I did not expect that to happen. Thanks a lot guys for your support!
III. My first award I got this year is the " Beautiful Blogger Award". Beautiful blogger? Who me? Nay, you've got to be kidding me! Thanks to these folks who included me on their list. Thanks a lot guys!
1. Just Simple Thoughts
2. Sis Rose
3. Ning
4. Mami Kat
5. Gene
6. David Funk
7. TeBenggalicious
8. Kat

The simple rule is to list 7 things about myself. So here you go!
1. I collect shot glasses
2. I collect angels
3. I collect shirts every time we go or travel places
4. I like to rearrange our house
5. I'm still scared of driving in the freeway...lol!
6. I love to shop
7. And I am a blog ADDICT!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Dark Chocolate

Are you looking for affordable Dark Chocolate? You should visit intentionalchocolate.com today!

For the Love of Music

If you are into music like I am, you might be interested in this article called, “What is the connection between the Internet and music distribution”. The Internet allows for different ways to distribute music. If you are an unsigned band, you can get exposure by using the Internet. One example, discussed in the article, is how Artic Monkeys songs were circulated on the net by fans. These fans ripped the music off from demo CDs given away at gigs. However, the fans gave the band recognition and hype so they eventually got signed with the record label Domino. Musicians are able to bypass the music industry since the rise of “DIY” culture in the late 1970s. However, it is still important to use the traditional industrial mechanism if want wants to make a living through making music. If you are interested in music, you should read this article. One of the new articles on this website is about breast cancer and is called, “If a man stops loving you because of your breast cancer”. They have a lot of other great articles that you might be interested in reading as well. So if you are looking for a great website with great articles, you should checkout this website today.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Stink'n Virus


I am so pissed! Gosh, I have trouble getting rid of this stink'n virus! I would like to apologize to all my friends in yahoo who received a link virus earlier. I am asking your favor if you guys still receive the link, please don't open it. It's a virus!

What happened was...earlier before we left the house I downloaded a new version of Yahoo Messenger (YM 10)..then when we got home, I got a lot of instant messages and emails from my friends about the virus link. I am so mad! I should not have downloaded the new version. I think my account got hacked!

Sorry guys if I am not able to blog hop this time. I have to deal with this issue first, have to scan my computer and will restore my old yahoo messenger. Thanks for the visit! Will blog hop tomorrow for sure....:)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sky Watch Friday


Photo was taken in the Philippines, 01/10. Evacuation area.

We passed this evacuation area on the way to my parent's village.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The 50th Wedding Ceremony

Today it is very rare to see two people giving their hearts to each other, unconditionally. I think that's what true love really is. It's not this fairytale life that never knows pain, but it's two souls facing it together and diminishing it with unconditional love.

I just want to get the message across to my grandparents as to how much they mean to us all and that their could never be anyone anywhere more precious to us than them. They are just the kind of parents/grandparents that my friends would tell me they wished they had, even if they were strict with us as we grew up. No matter what their kids got into, they never turned their back on them. Even after all their kids got married and moved out, my grandparents still make sure they're all fine. Despite the roller coaster ride on their marriage, the story of my grandparent's union is a proof that sacrifice, commitment, and love will indeed go a long long way.

Here's a slideshow for yah! You can also visit my Facebook photo album to view some of the photos. Thanks!



Online & Video Games

Are you interested in games? Jasminedirectory.com is a new site that specializes in connecting people with sites that they are interested in. I enjoyed visiting the online and video games directory where I was able to view a list of different sites that I might enjoy visiting. If you know of a site that isn’t included in this directory, you can add it. You can find game sites for just about anything you want such as children sites, to more challenging sites like online games. The category for board games will lead you to sites such as checkers, chess and even Monopoly. You can find sites for all kinds of games like Life, Parchessi, and even parlor games like Bridge and Rummy. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for a directory that can lead you to sites that you might be interested in, you should checkout this directory site which has a great list of all kinds of games.

The Craft of Close-Up Photography

Since I love photography, I wanted to share with you this cool article from this website title, “Playing with light when taking a photo outside your home”. The article is discussing some techniques with lighting when taking pictures. Your camera’s auto-exposure feature is basically an educated guess based on statistics. The article goes on to say that the DSLR gives you instant results that film cameras lack. You can use it to examine the results and add or subtract the exposure settings to shift the way the image is recorded. If you love photography, you should read this article. There is another article about photography that you might be interested in as well called, “Learning the Craft of Closeup Photography”. This article can give you information on learning the techniques that increases our ability to get quality close-ups. The first rule, of course, is to make sure your camera is as steady as possible. Another thing you should do is to adjust the way light enters the scene which you should control. You also need to look for subjects in a defined space like a yard or meadow because this will improve your ability to see picture possibilities. If you love photography as much as I do, you should read these articles to get some good information.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

$6,500 Tax Credit

Many people have been wondering how they are going to be able to afford a home. The Homebuyer Tax Credit might be able to help you get into a home. If you are a first-time homebuyers, or someone who hasn’t owned in the past three years, you can receive up to $8,000 in tax credit. You could get a $6,500 Tax Credit if you have lived in a current home consecutively for 5 of the past 8 years. This is great news for people looking to purchase a home. All qualified homebuyers are urged to act and get their written, binding contract by April 30, 2010. The income limits are now $125,000 for singles and $225,000 for married couples. The limitation on cost of the home purchased is $800,000. This is a great opportunity that you should act on quickly. You might not get another chance to get this great tax credit. You should contact Coldwell Banker if you have any questions concerning the Homebuyer Tax Credit. You can get a lot of good information about it directly from their website. So what are you waiting for? If you have been waiting for that tax break, this is your opportunity. You need to act before April 30th.

London Nightclub

Are you aware that London has a great night life? Miss Q’s Nightclub has just improved on the London Nightlife by opening in London. Miss Q’s is a place that goes back to when rock was at its peak. This club will bring you back to the times of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa. The interior was designed by Paul Daly and has American pool tables as well as rock memorabilia. They have 7 plasma TV screens to show all of your favorite sporting events. This club contains a mix of DJs playing everything from the 50s to the present while guests can enjoy a good game of pool. You can also enjoy a wide range of beverages such as wine, draft and bottled beer, and even some cider. So if you are wondering what you will be doing when you visit London, you will want to checkout Miss Q’s Nightclub. If you live in London, you might want to make this club your favorite hangout and it is very close to one of Paris Luxury Hotels in the area. It has everything you will want in a nightclub and more. If you love rock n’ roll, you are going to love this club. If you visit this club, you might even see one of your favorite rock n’ roll stars.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Dozen Roses

I guess Valentine's day is not over yet....lol!
Yesterday when hubby came home from work, he surprised me with a bouquet of a dozen roses...waaaaaaaa! I guess he felt guilty for not giving me a red rose on valentine's day....lol! Thanks a lot hon! You are the best!
I felt bad though....lol! Coz when he gave me a yellow flower on Valentine's day, I told him that "yellow, for Valentine's day?" waaaaa...I'm such a moron! I should not have said anything. Peace Hon! I love yah....http://www.your3dsource.com/images/heartglitter.gif

Looking for Pressure Washer?

In my search for the best place to purchase a pressure washer, I discovered this website that has a huge selection of nilfisk pressure washers. They are also giving a 5% extra discount off all products. You might want to checkout the Draper PW1600A or the Nilfisk C110.3-5 X-tra washer. They also have free delivery on all orders over 100 pounds if your location is in the UK.

They have all kinds of electric pressure washers and accessories that are ideal for indoor and outdoor domestic use. You can get them lightweight which will be very convenient for doing work around the house. This website is your one stop location for all the accessories you will need for your pressure washer. You can get Draper PWPC1A Patio Cleaner, and the SIP 09083 Trade Fixed Brush.

When you purchase some nilfisk electric pressure washers online, you will be confident that you will be shopping at a 100% secure shopping website. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for the best place to get washers, you need to checkout the World of Power today. You should hurry before they run out of stock. You can also save up to 5% on leaf blowers as well.

Tiger Barb

When we went to the Philippines last month, we left our pets to my SIL. She took care of the fish and Buddy, but when we got home from our trip we found out that 4 of the fish were dead....:( huhuhu! I was a little bit upset when I found out about it. I don't know what happened to the fish. I'm guessing that the kids overfeed them....lol! I've been taking care of those fish for over a year now...too bad they did not last long. So the day after we picked up the pets from my SIL's house, we decided to get some new fish at Walmart.

Since this year is the year of the Tiger, I suggested to hubby to get a Tiger Barb fish. I hope this fish will bring us luck this year....:) The Tiger Barb has a reputation as a fin-nipper and should not be kept with slow-moving fish with long finnage such as gouramis. It is less likely to harass other fish when it is kept in a group; it may feel more secure that way, or it may simply be focusing its attention on the other members of the school.

While shopping for fish, I went to Cosmetics section and noticed that the store displays new cosmetic brands on a uniform display wall referred to as its millennium fixture. I thought it's interesting.

Valentine's Day Celebration

How's your Valentine's day celebration folks? Our simple celebration went fine. I got flowers and a valentine gift from hubby and Akesha. Then we went to eat dinner at "Fresh Choice" and went back home to watch a movie. I think that's about it! How's yours?



I Want Nobody Nobody But You!


They had a blast! This is the scenario at my grandparents house after hubby handed out the toys to my little cousins!

BTW, are you familiar with the song "Nobody"? The first time I heard about this song is when I was in the Philippines. Gosh, it is being played in the radio over and over again, and it seems like everybody knows about the song. The single was a hit and reached number one on various Korean television and internet music charts. The choreography for the song was simple and widely imitated. The dance became so popular it was known as the "Tell Me Virus" and earned them the title of 'Korea's Little Sisters'. Videos of the dance came from fans in France and the Philippines, and the song also went to Number 1 in Thailand.

Speaking of which, here's a video of Akesha dancing "Nobody" with her titos and tita. Apparently, Akesha never heard of this song before...no wonder why she's all over the place and look confused...lol! Sorry for the poor quality of the video.

I sent this video to my Aunt in the Philippines, but until now she did not get it in her email. I wonder why she did not receive it. I think she needs a new email host provider.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Automated Drop Ship Selling

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Heart's Day!

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I would like to great all my blogger friends and readers, a Happy Valentine's Day! I wish you guys have a wonderful celebration with your loved one. Have fun!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Quick trip to see snow today...

How's your weekend so far? Today, we had a quick trip to see snow. Yes! Sacramento is just too low and warm for snowfall most of the time. For us to be able to see snow, we need to take a two or three-hour drive to the mountains. It's been a long time since our last trip to the snow...a couple of years maybe...:) I brought my snow gear with me, but I did not use it and I did not even put my gloves on. Actually, I saw other people wearing a shirt...waaaaaaaaa! It was sunny when we went there and I think the snow is starting to melt down.

Our pre-Valentine's date as a family

Just me and Akesha

trying to build a snow castle....

weeeeeeeee...move away!...I'm coming through.....weeeeeee!
I did not realize that this is a 3-day weekend! I am planning to go to the mall tomorrow and look for Dining Room Tables. I've been longing to get a new one.

Friday, February 12, 2010

SkyWatch Friday: Cebu, Philippines



View from our hotel balcony in Cebu, Philippines. The pink huge building next door is the Hilton Cebu Resort and Spa.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

50th Wedding Rehearsal

In today's society, a ten-year marriage seems like an accomplishment for most people. Considering the high divorce rates, particularly in the United States. Actually reaching your 50th wedding anniversary seems to be an even greater accomplishment than winning a mega sweepstakes.

Here are some photos during the 50th wedding rehearsal. It is good to know that everybody in the family took a very special care in planning the party even if it was a simple one. The 3 great-grandchildren are one of the highlights of the ceremony. A bible bearer, a ring bearer and a flower girl.

The original plan of my grandparents was to renew their vows in the church, but there's a slight problem....the cost of the priest to officiate the ceremony is too expensive...waaaa...I thought it's FREE...lol! So I volunteered Greg instead.

I might need to check the sync program tonight. This program allows you to replace old files with new ones. Btw, here's my Ma and Pa...they just finished blowing up the balloons....:)


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Roasted Pigs


Would you like some? Photo was taken during the 50th wedding anniversary of my grandparents.

Become a Medical Assistant

If you want to become a medical assistant, you should check out the St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants. They have great programs to help you get the certificates you need. First, the courses are online so you don't have to spend your time sitting in a classroom. These classes also include introductory laboratory skills and basic clinical tasks. Medical assistants are in a high demand and this school will now allow you to become a part of this growing profession. There are many school of medical assistants that you could choose from, but not to many of them can you complete the course in the privacy of your own home. This school is nationally accredited, and when you graduate, you will have your certified medical assistant certification. This is one of those careers that can be very rewarding. So what are you waiting for? Instead of sitting around thinking about getting in the medical field, you should become a doer and checkout if this program is right for you.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Alloy Steel Coil

Are you looking for a company that has a high reputation on service and quality for your alloy steel coil needs? Alloy International is a worldwide network of mills that can supply you with fully certified metals in all forms with cost reduction and with quality. This high quality extends to their aluminum products as well.

They offer many products such as refractory and rare earth metals, stainless & high strength steels, medical alloys, exotic & high temperature alloys, titanium and many more. The good news is that they are also ISO 9001 : 2000 certified. Alloy International is on the cutting edge of superior strength titanium technology. With this company, you will get shorter lead times, competitive pricing and quality without compromise. You should contact Alloys International for all of your titanium needs.

Alloy International also provides important export services such as metric conversion, international mill tours, translation services, documentation control, global mil selection, cross referencing and many more. This company is experts in U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security, and the U.S. Department of Commerce regulations. They are also certified to use AES Direct to electronically file your export documents with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Automated Export System. So if you are looking for a reliable company, you should checkout Alloy International today.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Aerospace Fasteners

Are you looking for some reliable fasteners that conform to all military specifications? You should checkout the Diamond Fasteners who are ISO-9001:2000 and AS-9120 certified distributors of Aerospace Fasteners, components and electronic hardware.

They have a huge and exclusive range of bolts and fasteners that meet and exceed the general industry standards. They are all tested for quality and are fully traceable to the raw material. They also distribute a variety of Aerospace Nuts in many designs and dimensions. Some of their manufacturers are SPS, ESNA, Republic, Alcoa and Monadnock so you know you are getting quality nuts.

This company has electronic hardware, electronic components, fasteners, studs, pins and wires that all contain the highest quality. You can easily fill out the RFQ form online if you have any questions. All parts are available with full certifications and dfar compliant 252.255-7014. You can see their certifications directly on their website as well. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for the best place to shop for your fastener needs, you need to checkout the Diamond Fasteners today. You can also see a list of their manufacturers directly on their website so you know what you are getting. You also might want to subscribe to their newsletter.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Meet My Clan

The main reason why we visited the Philippines this year is to attend my grandparents (mom's side) 50th wedding anniversary. It's a wonderful feeling to see the whole clan once again. A couple of days before the celebration we had a little family gathering at my grandparents house, and Greg handed out the toys to all the cousins. And also, we took some family portraits. Here's a slideshow for yah! Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend!

This is my humble family.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Akesha's 2nd Trip to the PI

Sorry for the slow update folks...it's just that things seem to feel a little bit different for me (jetlag and lazy-bug)...I am trying my best to visit your blog soon!
It was on the 12th of January when we arrived in Mactan International Airport, Philippines. We slept at the airport and waited for a few hours to catch another flight to Cagayan de Oro. It was an exhausting flight ever! It took us 5 rough flights from Sacramento to Cagayan de Oro. Glad we made it!
We arrived in CDO at 7am and headed to my younger bro's little domain. My mom and dad fetched us at the airport and bought Akesha a cake. It was so sweet of them. Akesha had a blast on her second trip to the Philippines. More updates soon!
Akesha and her Lolo...showing off her cake! Also, Akesha got a Cebu shirt from her tito (my lil bro).

Hope for Haiti - Save the Children

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

We're Home...Finally!

My goodness gracious! What a relief. Just a note to let you know we made it home safely. How is everybody?
It has been 21 days since I posted on my blog and this is the first update since I was gone....wow that long? Anyhow, our trip to the Philippines was quite interesting. Greg, Akesha and I got SICK! We actually rushed Akesha to the hospital a week before we left the PI. She had a high fever and cough. A couple of days after, Greg and I got a flu. What a bummer! We suppose to do some extra curricular activities during our last week in the Philippines, but it seems like things do not always go as planned. I am glad we did not get sick during my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary.

I apologize to my friends and co-workers because we did not get a chance to get together. Sorry guys!

I would like to thank my parents for all their help with our accommodation (food, lodging, and transfer) and shopping spree. Salamat Mama and Papa!

I also would like to thank Mami Lu for helping me out on my kitchen blog. Thanks dearest for maintaining my Savour D' Flavour blog while I was gone. Thanks to Tsang Shy for keeping an eye of my main blog. Thanks to Manang Rose for sending the Soft Hugwear Neck Pillow, it really helps during our trip. And of course....to all my visitors, friends and readers...thank you guys for dropping by!

I miss you all. I am looking forward to visit your blog as soon as I get over with this freak'n jet lag and annoying cough.

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