Friday, January 29, 2010

I Need Help

I slept in the wee hours of the morning with a fine-looking blog but when I wake up this afternoon, my blog is all mess up, I don't know what happened or how it did happened, and I am dying here, I just can't seem to solve the problem. Can somebody please, oh please, help me!

I tried changing my template a number of times, when I click on the preview everything seems okay but when I save and view my blog, it doesn't look the way it should be. What to do? What to do?

I, also, noticed that the HTML of my blog gets mess up everytime I hit the save button, as in the HTML codes and values are not where it's supposed to be, and I don't know how to fix it either... waaaaaa... somebody please help me...


I revert it all back to my normal template, as you can see the title is just as big as the post texts and the line in between posts are gone so as the flower designs beside the post titles. I don't know what to do anymore *sigh*.

it should look like this (well, the preview does)

I hope to fix it soon, the problem is I don't know how... :(

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Have you heard of the book The Value of Nothing written by Raj Patel? If you haven't then you're not the only one because the truth of the matter is, I just learned of it today, I admit it got me curious, I did mentioned more than a few times that I live to read right? So I did a little research, I found out that the book was placed in the market just this month but I don't even know if it's a worldwide release so I just have to dig even further. I, also, got the chance to watch a mini clip of the author describing what his book is about with audiovisuals and all and wham my curiosity was picked even more. If you love books and if you're a manic reader like me, hunting for the next paperback or hardbound to keep you company, then I suggest you watch the video clip that I have embedded below, it might just be the book for you -

As far as I understand, Patel tackles in his book the misplaced trust and view of people and humanity in general, on prices but not on value. One may argue that prices and value can be use as one and thus can mean as one single thing but if you're gonna think about it, the author has a point. We tend to know and compare prices without really thinking about its value - a piece of lot with trees and plants for example can cost to about tens to hundreds of thousands but if that same lot was rid of all those greens and a condominium or a high-rise building was built in its place, the price of that lot will surged to millions of pesos. But, if you broaden your mind and think of the long run, which do you think is more valuable to human life, the buildings that were built or the ecosystem that was destroyed? The book will basically tell us what we subconsciously knew all along but we're just too proud or too mighty or too busy to accept and comprehend. I bet it will be a good read, how I wish the book is available here.

Oh by the way, if you want to get a copy for free, you can join in the Macmillan Press Sweepstakes, you just need to fill up the entry form here and you're set to go, entries are limited to one per household and it started last January 25 and will end on February 8 and just like other sweepstakes you need to be of legal age to enter. No purchase is necessary,it is absolutely free, so head on to their site and join now. Good luck!

Two Thursdays in a row, my I am thankful *grins*.

Okay, as I have decided to join in this meme every week, as in really, I plan to write a thankful post every Thursday, well, it's more of I hope I can write something, so anyway, enough digression - I might write some weird and petty and senseless entries and I am asking everyone to please bear with me. Thank you.

Now, here goes... I am thankful for me. I am not a perfect being and I am nowhere near, I cheat, I lie, I utter bad words, I am not that helpful and I don't do volunteer works, I think ill of others, I sometimes indulge in gossips and have thought and played with the bad ideas on my mind, technically I am just you're normal dud but I would love to think that I am still a good person or at the very least better than the other earth-dwellers. I am thankful that I am me, for I had fallen and stand again, I have sunk deep but I learn to rise up, I lost more than my fair share of battles but I learned from it and was able to get back up, I've been torn and wounded, I can't say that I have been healed but I learn to live with my wounds, and I did and keep on doing all of those because I am ME!

I am thankful that I have the intellect to understand, the brawn to fight, a heart to survive and a soul to live. I am thankful that I am me.

I think I forgot to mention or I purposely did not mention that hubby got a car from his bosses last Christmas, nope it's not a gift and actually we still haven't decided if we'll take it or not, let's just say that my husband is still test driving his Honda Civic up to now. It is a second-hand (or third) 2001 model, the payment terms are easy and it's through salary deduction, it would be nice to have it permanently but as we have a six-year old son whose needs and wants are ballooning every day, we're kinda worried that we may not be able to pay and do with its maintenance. We have another vehicle in our care, a 1997 custom-built Wrangler, it might be old but it's still running smoothly, I admit that there were times that hubby had to asked for our neighbors' help to jump-start it but other than that, it's still doing its purpose. I know, I know, it is not as pretty as that new car but what can I do.

We could just take it and think not of the future but as we had done that several times in the past already and we're still suffering from its consequences, I can't just do it with a blind eye. Imagine the cost of a head gasket, if and when it is necessary to replace it, as far as I know, it does depend on the car name and model and as it is a 2001 Honda Civic, I bet it cost thousands of pesos and that's just the gasket, what more if it's the transmission or other motor parts. I feel dizzy just thinking about it.

I once visited a site called RepairPal who offers car repair and maintenance services, they even have a list of Los Angeles auto repair shops and mechanics, as well as that of other areas and locations. Now that I have thought about it, decision-making and life in general could have been much easier if we have a one-stop place or site like that where we can do inquiries about our car problems, compare prices both of the car parts and mechanic's fees and have that advantage to converse and communicate with other people who have the same car model or the same car problem or just there to give a hand. Hmm... then life would be a breeze.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Theme: Negativity Meme

Foods which disgust the crap out of me: mussels

TV show I loathe: Daisysiete (I'm not sure if I spelled it correctly)

Movie I loathe: I can't remember the titles but I'm sure there are plenty of them

Music genres I loathe: Metal Rock

Magazine which annoys me: I'm not really into that sort of stuff

Makes me cranky at restaurant: bad service, unfriendly waiters and waitresses

Makes me cranky in public: seeing people littering and spitting on the streets

Makes me cranky in general: annoying people

Pisses me off at home: blaming me for something that I have no control over

Pisses me off at work: I'm currently working for myself, and yeah, technical stuff pisses me off

Pisses me off in general: my ex-friends *lol*

Makes me impatient at home: irresponsibility

Makes me impatient at work: unnecessary noises

Makes me impatient in public: long and unmoving lines

Celebrity I hate: Marian Rivera, Aljur Abrenica, Willie Revillame, among others

Music artist I hate: the trying hard ones, those that are obviously not talented

I could care less about: gossip

Annoys the crap out of me weekdays: waking up late

Annoys the crap out of me weekends: waking up early *grins*

Blogger's habit that annoys you: can't think of anything at the moment

Feature on your blog you hate: nothing, I love my blog

Movie star you despise: is Manny Pacquiao a movie star? He stars in movies, does it qualify him as a movie star, if so, my answer is him *lol*.

Politician that you hate: Manny Villar, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I Got It Cheap

My son was diagnosed with astigmatism when he was four, we had been noticing his inability to see small things (literally) since he was two but we didn't took action right away, there was this one time when he was going to drink a juice tetra pack and he was telling me that there was no straw but I am sure I did punch it in the hole already and then to prove his point he turned it upside down and in the process make a mess of himself (yes, the straw was stuck in there, he just didn't notice), it was kinda funny at that time but I sure am grateful that we didn't left it at funny, we might had made our move two years late but we managed to make it in time. When we brought him to the opthalmologist, the doctor told us that we were just in time as his right eye is almost afflicted with a visual malfunction called lazy eye. He was tested and had been prescribed with corrective eyeglasses and has been wearing one ever since.

Now, the problem is we have to purchase eyelasses a number of times in a year because like most kids, he tend to break his spectacles every now and then. If we are rich, it wouldn't be a problem but as we are not, it kinda always leave a big dent on our budget. One pair of quality eyeglasses at the moment cost to about 2500 (in Philippine peso), that amount can actually buy a few bags of groceries already, and that's how much we're spending every few months, imagine that. So, I was really impressed to have found out, through an article in Examiner aptly entitled Cheap eyeglasses are a reality, Check out Eric's review of Zenni Optical, that I can order inexpensive eyeglasses online and I can even do it in bulk. Their price ranges from $8 to $40 depending on the design and make of the frame and lenses, an extra $4.95 will be added to your bill if you want a bifocal or glarecoated eyeglasses, which is also way cheaper than that of the local stores and eye centers. Aside from that, people like me who has this dilemma of changing eyeglasses more than necessary, can order from Zenni Optical in bulk without worrying about the humungous shipping fee as they only charge a flat rate of $4.95 whether you buy one or many. That's pretty neat, right? There's a downside though, delivery might take up to two weeks as their laboratory is located abroad, well, if you'll ask me, it is no biggie, I mean with the savings that I can get I am willing to wait for months, if necessary *grins*. Money doesn't come by in weeks, either, so waiting for a week or two is just a small price to pay.

1. You have a chance to do it right this time.

2. Sleep, err, act right now! (*grins*)

3. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. (how deep, hahaha)

4. Travel now and pay later. (I can think of other stuff to do and I pick the best one :D)

5. It's time to turn the tide.

6. My mind is drifting up in the air but I really need to focus.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep, tomorrow my plans include finishing my writing assignments and Sunday, I want to go shopping!

My first time to do this, this is fun!

Friday, January 22, 2010

One of my cousins who is taking Business Administration in college asked me a favor a few days ago, she wants me to do some research about Personal Injury, if I remember correctly, she's going to do a report about personal injury, its scope and limitations and its effect on business. But because my hands were full these past few days plus the fact that I don't feel like moving and thinking much more researching, I am a few days off. But no worries, I was in college once and the rule of the game back then was cramming and though I considerably aged, I still got my cramming groove *grins*.

What I know so far I got from AnswerGator, personal injury cases arise when an individual is injured due to the negligence or intentional, harmful acts of another individual or party, the more common types of personal injuries are car and workplace accidents, slipping and falling, and due to defective products but what really caught my attention was the idea that breach of contract is also considered as a personal injury. I did not know that that, do you? It is said that when a person suffered emotionally or with a great financial loss because of a breach in contract, he/she can sue the person or group of persons who were to be blame in the unfulfilled contract, the incapacity of an individual to function and earn a living is considered as a personal injury. And with all personal injury cases, one can always find a legal recourse to seek compensation.

Not everyone are concern, I know, its just that I suddenly realized that one's quest for education and learning never ends. I did the research to help a relative but in the end I learned a little something, too.

It's my first time to join in this weekly meme, I have been seeing their logo in various blogs that I usually visit for a while now but I haven't really taken the time and effort to join, not because I have nothing to be thankful for because I have, believe me, life was not as smooth-flowing and as easy as it used to be but I do think and feel that I have lots to be thankful for.

This week, I wanna focus on one thing, I know that there were/are lots of good things and blessings that came my way this month but for this week, just this week, I wanna focus on ONE thing. I am so thankful for all the (paid) blogging opportunities that came and are coming my way, it's not that much but for a newcomer on this field like me, it is such a big deal. I decided to monetize my blog the beginning of this year, to help ease some of our financial burdens and at the rate that I am going, I can safely say that we are on our way to recovery. I pray that the Lord will continue to help me in my quest to provide for my family and that He will continuously bless us all.

It's not that deep nor that big but I am so thankful for all the small blessings.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Times really had changed, in the past, as long as the father works the family will be assured of a good future, if a family have a business, you can bet that their children will be able to study and reach greater heights. Now, both parents have to work just to make ends meet, and entrepreneurship doesn't hold that much claim anymore, either, God I wish life isn't this hard.

Hubby and I were talking about getting into a new business, the computer shop is doing good and his monthly salary is quite okay but still with our son going to a bigger and more expensive school the coming school year and higher fees for his extra-curricular and out-of-school activities, we can't help but worry. The price hike is consistent - electricity, phone and internet, food, water, gas, clothing, books, toys, even medical bills - we can't stop our selves from thinking, are we earning enough to provide for our family? I read about an investment program in one of the blogs that I happened to visit about InvestmentForge, and as the name connotes it deals with investments, stocks and trades and as the rule of thumb in the stocks and trading business, the bigger capital you have the better chances of making it big. It looks interesting but as we are not exceptionally gifted in terms of our finances, we have to mull and talk it over, better sure than sorry.

They say that the best things in life are free *deep breath*, I sincerely hope it's true.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I know and I am sure that most if not all are familiar with what happened to the country of Haiti, a devastating earthquake and a number of grave aftershocks shook the country into collapse and turmoil. Many are found dead and more are buried alive, some were pulled out of the rubles but most are not, thousands of children were orphaned and thousands more lost their families and loved ones. Millions worth of properties were destroyed, houses, buildings, schools, business and government establishments leaving Haiti's population in distress, no food or water, no medicine and first aid treatments, no shelter, no clothing, nothing...

The Philippines suffered the same fate, albeit, I think ours was more subtle, many helped us into climbing back up, into standing again, I think now, it is time to give back. I don't know if Haiti had sent us help or donations when we were at need, but it doesn't matter whether they did or did not, what matters is they need our help NOW and we can do our own little part to do so. A weekend without party won't kill you and you can save at least 500 bucks from it, will you be so nice to donate it? A lunch without dessert won't make you weak and you can save at least a hundred from it, will you be so kind to donate it? Buying that accessory on your next salary when you have more than enough at home is not that important than saving a life, isn't it?

Every little help counts and I think it is time to give back fellow Filipinos. Contact your local Red Cross to know more and to lend a hand.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Late As Always

Hahaha, as usual, I am late, two days late to be exact, when will I ever be on time, err, let me rephrase it, will I ever be on time? I wish I know *grins*...

So anyway, I just want to greet everyone who lives or hail in Navotas City, a Happy Navotas Day! It was celebrated last Saturday, January 16, I think it's the 104th year of commemoration of our beloved city, oh yeah, I'm proud to say that I have been in Navotas since birth and I'm still loving it here *grins*. There were lots of activities in the week-long celebration, I can't tell you any details as I was not and never have been active in such kind of celebrations, all I know was there was a program in the Centennial Park last January 15, said to be graced with lots of showbiz stars and starlets and a fireworks display on the eve (it has been always like that). The city parade then happened on the 16th, I heard a lot of showbiz personalities were also present in the parade - the kids in the computer shop mentioned Carla Avellana, Marian Rivera, Toni Gonzaga, Mariel Rodriguez, and the lead in Katorse, is that Erich?, among others; I also saw some photos of a government employee who is a friend of a friend in Facebook which features Vice Ganda, Jed Madela, and others whom I can't name as I don't really know them, sorry. Oh well, I guess, I just want everyone to know that Navotas exist and we do have grand affairs, too.

*** Photo was taken two years ago as Navotas celebrates its 102nd foundation, my Cybershot was new then so I gladly came to the fireworks display to test it *grins*. On photo was my father (in white) and my baby boy (in green hoodie).

Navotas City rocks!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Plan Ahead

Sis-in-law and I were talking yesterday afternoon about our summer agenda, yes, call us crazy, but we are already planning our summer vacation *grins*, well, it doesn't hurt to be early. She's going to go in a seminar on Baguio by the end of the month and I already ask her to do some base research and canvassing, if the price is right and if it'll fit our budget, it is Baguio for the lot of us. And because I am itching to travel, I also did my share in research but because I am stuck at the four or so corners of the computer shop, I can only do it online, anyway, almost everything's a click away these days. I came by a site that gives tips and tricks in going to a vacation, before you reach the destination, when you are in your vacation destination and after you left, and I admit, some of those listed in the site never even cross my mind *grins*.

One of the things that I had learned was you can get a special permit if you're gonna travel using your private vehicle, here in the Philippines, we have number coding wherein only cars with plate numbers that end in a specified number can drive in a specific day (I hope I explain it well *chuckles*), so the special permit will let you travel continuously in case you're in a roadtrip or going in a different province or city without any trouble from police officers and other law and traffic enforcers. If you care not with the hassle of acquiring a permit, you can opt to rent a car, if you'll gonna ask me, renting a vehicle directly from where you're having your vacation is a smarter move as you can just get it in the morning as you leave and surrender it at night when you're done, no worries. And if you're gonna explore for a few days, you can just state your wish and they can prepare the car everyday specifically as you need it, if you're unfamiliar with the place, a service of a driver con tour guide and companion can also be arrange, but don't plunge in just yet, if you're going to a tourist spot, chances are, there are lots of car rental business in the area to choose from so the key is to always compare car rental prices and their additional services, you don't want to spend all your pocket money on just the car, right?

So, I was thinking, we might just have to take a public transport going to Baguio and then rent a family car there, if the hostel have a vehicle that we can borrow or rent, that will even be better. And then a kid shout, "Time na ba ko? (Is my time up?)"... gawd, I'm day dreaming again *sigh*.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Before the new year started, I was planning to let go of my games in Facebook, in the hopes that I can focus more on blogging and earn a decent amount on a daily basis but as the start of year neared I changed my mind into letting it all go, I decided to keep at least three or five at max, I thought that was the end of it. And then 2010 came, yes I am more active in blogging but I still can't give up my games, I just don't have the heart to do so but I can say that I am not that focus on it anymore as in now, I can still live even if my friends level up faster or gets the top rank. I am actually a little tired of playing the same game everyday but I just can't give it all up, I mean I had invested lots of time and effort already so letting those game go completely is kinda insane and heartbreaking, I just can't do it.

AEK's B & B
my character
One of the games that I initially planned to give up was Cafe World, I don't feel up to it anymore, I don't feel the challenge or the passion that I used to have on that game. I thought I had done and bought everything there already so I see no point in continuing, but then today happened. I visited and found new stuff and upgrades to work for and buy, there's even a bigger expansion for cafe owners who have tons of thingmajigs that won't fit on the last available expansion anymore. And so I happen, I fell in love again... on the game, I began to cook again and visit friends and plan for a new cafe look. So, I guess this is one of the games that will stick...

I'll try to renovate the whole cafe tomorrow, I wish my money's enough for what I desire *grins*. I'll post the new look when I'm done, wish me luck.

One of the additional services that we offer and accept here in our computer shop are typing jobs, basically, instead of renting and typing it on your own, we will do it for you - I charge additional 5php/short bond paper and 6php/long bond paper if I am the one who will type plus the cost of printing. I also accept research and writing jobs from students who can't do it on their own like their term and research paper, book reviews and other writing projects, I know, I know, I am that bad but hey, I need to earn some money for my kid's future, just think of it this way - I am helping those kids in their studies in my own little way *lol*.

So anyway, because of my little extra-curricular activity, my computer server seems to work a little slower and hang more frequently, what I want to do now is to synchronize the server to my laptop and get only the files that I want when I do need it. Good thing I found a folders sync program, I think this can help me big time. So I can work without any unnecessary breaks and hassles, and because of this program, my laptop is assured that it won't suffer the same fate as the PC server. Now, I'm of to work...

Aircon Dilemma

The air conditioner unit in my son's room is not working again, I think, since it was installed three years ago, it has been in the repair shop for four times already, I wouldn't mention the brand name as its unprecedented deterioration may be attributed to our surroundings - it's kinda dusty here in our area. Though I am not totally blaming the brand, still, I can't help but wonder if we would suffer the same fate if we have chosen another brand. The a/c here in the computer shop doesn't seem to have a problem though it is much dustier and hotter here, it's a different brand so I can't help but compare and ramble a little *grins*, afterall, that's the only thing I can do as hubby is not home yet, no one will bring it to the repair shop and I don't even keep the number of their shop in my phone directory *sigh*.

I just hope it's not the a/c compressor that's causing the problem, let it be the lack of freon, please let it be that. We don't have the extra money to buy another compressor at the moment, as we spent a lot last Holiday and we're currently trying to get back up on the loop but with higher utility and credit card bills to pay, I don't think we'll make it this month. I'm giving ourselves another month to settle in for this year, I wish to make it happen by then.

Gosh, is anyone free of financial woes anymore *sigh*?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My brother is a WoW fanatic, he has been playing ever since it came out, I don't think he ever miss a day playing the game, except of course when he's sick or really, really dug deep in work. I remember him playing World of Warcraft the night before his board exams, while everyone else was doing some late-minute reviews and data-browsing he was online playing, good thing he passed, if he hadn't our mom would have shove him inside the PC *grins*. I wonder if he knew that he can actually buy cheap wow gold, or should I even tell him. I know he'll go crazy, imagine, raking in gold without the hassle of playing non-stop, he'll be able to level-up easily and buy all the weapons and stuff that he needs. But that also means that he's gonna spend his hard-earned money on something non-tangible, I would rather see him invest in something useful or save some money for his future. What to do, what to do? He might play a little less than usual if he gets all the money that he needs in the game so he might spend more quality time with our parents or maybe not, he might just be more addicted to it. What do you think, should I inform my bro or not?

I looked around as I heard that the list of national and special holidays was released early to help companies and individuals plan their vacations. The Department of Tourism has been working non-stop to promote our tourism, as far as I know, it's working but I hope that someday not only the rich and foreigners can enjoy the beauty of the Philippines but also the common masses, me included. I would love to travel if and when I have the means to *sigh*.

Anyway, here's the list:

  • February 20 - 22, Saturday to Monday (February 22 – EDSA Anniversary)
  • April 1 -4, Thursday – Sunday (April 1 – Holy Thursday, April 2 – Good Friday)
  • April 9 -11 Friday - Sunday (April 9 – Araw ng Kagitingan)
  • May 1 - 3, Saturday - Monday (May 1 – Labor Day moved to May 3)
  • June 12 to 14, Saturday - Monday, (June 14 – Independence Day)
  • August 21 - 23, Saturday - Monday (August 23 – Ninoy Aquino Day)
  • August 28 - 30, Saturday - Monday (August 30 – National Heroes Day)
  • October 30 - November 1, Saturday – Monday, (November 1 – All Saints Day)
  • November 27 to 29, Saturday - Monday, (November 29 – Bonifacio Day)
  • December 24 to 27, Friday - Monday (December 24 – Non-Working Holiday, December 25 – Christmas Day, December 27 – Rizal Day)
  • December 31 - January 2, Friday - Sunday, (December 31 – Non-Working Holiday, January 1 – New Year’s Day)
*** *Not yet included in this calendar is the observance of Eid alFitr and Eid al Adha which is subject to the advice of the Office on Muslim Affairs.

Wish we can afford a vacation somewhere up north this coming summer...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I received an early phone call from my favorite cousin (the age gap is really big so it's more like he's my nephew), I took care of him when he was still a toddler as I was working as a writer then and I had lots of time in my hand during the day so I volunteered to be a nanny *grins*, but that was ages ago, he's in high school now, and he called me up to ask for a favor. Remember my post about a cousin who waited until the start of the new semester before doing his project, well, he's one and the same. This time, he wants me to write a personal essay for him, but though I haven't been writing for years, professionally I mean, I do remember that a personal essay should be written by the person whom it is about, we may be close but I don't know all his personal details, duh!

So, anyway, I know that he would pretend not to understand if I just explain it to him verbally, so I decided to search online and lead him that way. Fortunately I found a site that gives a step by step guide on how to make a personal essay or any other essay that one may need to write. It is written in details but simply-worded, so as young as my cousin is, I am sure he will get the idea.

I hope it works, I'm keeping my fingers cross.

Sorry for the long gap, I have been busy doing some business and house chores *sigh*, I haven't done it all yet but a person needs to unwind and rest a little right, so here I am blogging, to de-stress so to speak *grins*.

Another gift and the last of the bunch is from J & J, question in mind, I know you're itching to ask, why stop when there's only one left, well, I tried to finish my last post but when you have a six-year old kid asking all sorts of questions even a grown-up like me can't answer while you're blogging, it kinda makes the task tedious and harder, so to have an easy way out, I just caved in and did what I had to do. So back to the gift, it's a box of mini body lotion which, I think, is a new product release. I haven't had the chance to use it yet but the calming lotion smells really nice. To the J & J marketing and promotions staff, thanks a lot!

I have been blogging for almost two years now but I just recently discover that blogging has many perks. So this year, I'm gonna explore blogging and all of its endless possibilities. To blogging and friends!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I know, I know, I am late but as you know, it has been my principle for decades now, that being late is preferable and fashionable *lol*. So here it is, a list of gifts I got from friends and what-nots in the blogging world.

Note: Don't expect much, I am not a friendly person *lol*.

  1. Restorative Lip Serum from The Smile Shop. Actually, I purchase the serums using my Entrecard credits but I still consider it as a gift from Dra. Josette because it is a steal for 850ec (it costs 215php) and it is amazingly good. She first sent me three serums and when I tested it, I was an instant fan so I purchased five more and share it with my cousins and sis-in-laws, Dra. Josette was even thoughtful enough to include some cards/tagsAdd Image to go along with the serums, I was really touch. Thank you Dra. Josette, sa uulitin po...

  2. A chocolate tablea from Gay of A Scientist in the Kitchen. I was just kidding her when I asked her for one, as she once had a contest on her blog about tsokolate eh and tsokolate ah, but as nice as she is, she one day asked for my mailing address and a few days later I received a small package from JRS Express. Thank you, thank you Gay, tumatanggap pa ko ng additional tablea kahit di na Christmas season, hahaha.

Err, I need to go for now but I promise to continue this post later...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I know, I know, it has been said and not done by many including me but I can't help but obsess about my own resolutions (yet again) for 2010. I don't have that much, I only have 3 which I pray and hope I can fulfill.

  • Loose weight, as in I badly need to. I'm not one of those 'go fit and live healthy bunch' this 2010 but I do realize the need to live healthy but I'm actually focused on loosing the extra (to the 10th power) weight, I'm giving myself up until March to shed some (the more the better) unwanted fats. A little side story: 2008, we enrolled our son to his first formal school, he's four when he got in, he was put in the nursery class but when he showed signs of advancement and topped his class, the school staff had him take an acceleration exams, he passed it and weeks later, he's nursery no more. Instead of taking his second quarter as a nursery pupil, he entered kindergarten, at first, I thought it would be hard for him but he instantly showed signs of competitiveness and intelligence, at the end of the school year he bagged the third honors, a great feat considering he got in late. You may ask, what's the connection? Well, you have to let me finish to find out *grins*, on my son's recognition day, I was wearing a black pants and a black blouse, as in, I looked like I was mourning someone but I need to wear black to cover up the unsightly bulges in my body and I let my hubby do the honors of accompanying our son in the stage to receive his medal because I am too shy to stand in front of other parents looking fat and ugly, so I said to myself that I won't let it happen again this year. It's funny that I'm preparing to go up the stage two quarters short of grades but hey, a mother can dream right and this time I'm gonna be included in the picture *grins*.
  • Save money, spend less, pay all our debts. I decided to put it as one as all centers on money. These, I really need to do, as in! For a better life on 2011, I need to focus this year, earn more, spend less and be debt-free.
  • Focus on blogging and business. To be able to reach my 2010 goal and to help me achieve resolution number two, I need to do resolution number three *grins*, as well as, getting that self-satisfaction. I know I would.
There you go, three resolutions... I hope by the end of year, I can look back and say I did it!

I'm also eye-ing some real estate logos (you know the more-professional looking their logo is the better, it kinda give me that security that they are for real and not just puny wannabes) at the moment, yes baby, I want a house of my own, a townhouse somewhere in Cavite-Tagaytay, Batangas area, if I stick to the plan, my dream could be a year away, can you keep your fingers cross for me?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a blast celebrating the New Year. I know I did but as the Christmas break is over, I am back to reality and of course, to blogging *sigh*, not that I don't miss it but I can't get over the fact that I haven't rested yet, and now I have to wait for the summer vacation to get my much-needed rest *sigh, again*. After days of cramming for Christmas, my son got sick for a week, it was the 1st day of the 2010 when he recovered and three days after, we are back to school and our daily routine, I want and badly needed sleep, a long leisurely sleep, what I would give to have it *sigh*.

Anyway, I am here at the computer shop as usual, doing what I do best, staring at the wall while waiting for my players to finish or time up. To make my online time a little productive, I decided to look for some movie downloads, well, I have Angels and Demons in mind, I haven't seen that yet even though it has been released ages ago. I found - Torrents Search Engine, and getting what I'm looking for was as easy as two clicks, good for me, in my current state of mind the less actions I do, the better, I am that lazy *grins*.

So, here's to having a better day! I wish...


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