Monday, December 31, 2007

Goodbye 2007

This year had been a roller-coaster ride for me...

- been in and out of jobs

- been in and out of relationship

- been unhealthy

- been crazy and unstable

and I thought this was my year. Well, I don't want to think about the bad things that happened but I'll concentrate more on good things to come for the coming year 2008... so much for my last post-- for the year that was 2007.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Tag

Grabbed this from Litzie while blog-hopping.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Gift Bags... it's reusable.

2. Real tree or Artificial?
Artificial tree

3. When do you put up the tree?
No space for my place as of now... maybe in the future

4. When do you take the tree down?

5. Do you like egg nog?
Not so much.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?

7. Hardest person to buy for?
Kids. I want them to love my gift.

8. Easiest person to buy for?
My best friends.

9. Do you have a nativity scene?

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Coffeemugs-- very common.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
I forgot the title... but all I remember is it's theme song sung by Sheena Easton. The movie's about Santa Claus.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
As soon as I have money to buy the Xmas gifts.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Ham and Leche Flan and Fruit Salad and... hehe

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
Clear lights.

17. Favorite Christmas song?
It's Christmas All Over The World - Sheena Easton

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Home with the family at Christmas Eve, then travel on the day itself.

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer’s?

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Christmas Eve.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
Christmas rush.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
No particular ornament... for the color -- it's metallic blue and silver.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
It's the h-a-m!

25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
Material: laptop. Non-material: Complete family and good health for every family member.

26. Who is most likely to respond to this?
Dunno... it's a bit late actually. :)

27. Who is least likely to respond to this?
Those who don't have blog.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas 2007

Unfortunately, my Christmas was not merry at all. I'm still sick (not just ill) and because of this I can't take baby Jada out to the mall. I feel so guilty. I've been neglecting my "motherly" duties for the past few weeks because of work, and now because of this illness. Argh! I really wish I get well soon enough before new year!

The only thing that kept me busy this 25th... watching Labyrinth. Happy Holidays to y'all!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Cancun Vacations

If you’ve got the chance to go for a vacation with your loved one, where will it be? Perhaps you’re thinking of going out of the country? How about Mexico? Sounds fun right! Well, it’s because Mexico has its own charm-- Karisma! One of Mexico’s fab vacation spots in Riviera Maya, the idea of experiencing Cancun vacation is one long-shot dream turn into a reality. Its spectacular amenities give an ideal romantic touch for couples who just wanted to have a memorable honeymoon or long-time life partners spend their second honeymoon in this paradise-like destination. Just take a look at the picture above and give yourself an idea what Cancun Vacations will be.

Will this a Merry Xmas for me?

Unfortunately, I've got myself measles. Just two days before Christmas day and here I am with rashes all-over my body. I may look ready for New Year (with the little spots) but I don't like the idea of being ill this holidays. I was planning to take my daughter to MOA because there will be fireworks display but I guess I have to reschedule it some other time.

Get well soon to me.

A Day in the Life of a Mommy

A Day in the Life of a Mommy
How many kids do you have?:1
Would you consider yourself a easy going mom or a strict mom?:easy going
What time a day does your kids get up, or, did get up ?:9am
How long does it take to clean your house from one end to the other?:10 minutes
Have you ever been thrown up on?:no
Has your kid ever enjoyed seeing how many toys could go into the tiolet?:not really
Then flushed?:no
Whats the definition of.."maybe" ?:a bit more of yes
How many electronics have been destroyed by them?:1
Have your kids ever gotten a hold of any of YOUR personal play toys?:yes
Has your kids ever thought it was funny to play in there own poop?:no
Have your shirts you were ever been used for snot rags while you wore them?:yes
What do you use to clean your childs face with?:cloth diaper
Whats the most embaressing moment that you have experienced?:mistakenly went to boy's cr
Do you ever wish you could go one day without being called mommy?:no


Sometimes even though we are very careful when driving, we still can’t avoid road accidents caused by other people’s negligence. Nowadays, fastening your seatbelt is not enough for you also need an outer defense gear. Since we really can’t prevent this from happening, what we need to do is just add extra protection to impede greater damage to you and to your vehicle. That's why safetyrack has been invented to avoid massive property destruction. It may look like an extra garnishment to your vehicle, but what’s good about this is it has purpose. Check it now and see what the best safeguard for you and your vehicle.

What Age Will You Die?

Yes, this is really creepy...

You Will Die at Age 61
You're pretty average when it comes to how you live...
And how you'll die as well.

All I Want for Xmas...

I want you so bad! Lols.

Sounds kinky if you'll not check-out the object of my desire. The latest from Apple -- MacBook Pro. I wonder how much it costs. And I wonder if Apple here in the Philippines already offers this... but even if they have this, it will only be just wishful thinking!

Friday, December 21, 2007

What happened to Untold Pinoy Stories?

One of my favorite blog is Untold Pinoy Stories but now when I clicked it, all the posts are gone! I wonder what happened. It's been awhile since I last visited the site. After my PC bugged down, I don't have much time browsing other websites. Well, I do hope it's just a glitch.

The Busiest Month for my Blog

This month is the most "busiest" for my blog. Yes! I enjoy blogging for I don't just get to practice my English writing skills but I also earn from this hobby. I always make sure that I don't post, write, nor use other words but only English. Working as a customer care rep for four years helped me improved my com skills. Others say that if you took engineering, you're good with subjects that involve math but not so good with english. Hey! I'm here to prove y'all wrong... hehe.

Capella University

Thanks to technology, everything is now convenient and easy. Working, shopping, and now – even learning. Of course there are some online universities advertising themselves thru spam mail. But not all are legit. The key word is “accredited”.

Just like capella university, a member of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) in US. They offer online degrees to several states in US both to graduate and undergraduates without sacrificing the quality of education to people who can’t attend formal classes. If you are a bit hesitant on which course you should take, you can seek consultation from a Capella University counselor. With education, you are more powerful than anybody… even the richest man in the world.

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Choose only One

1. music, movie, or books?
- music

2. smoking, alcohol, or sex?
- sex (lols)

3. dogs or cats?
- dogs

4. pink or blue?
- pink

5. chess or checkers?
- checkers

7. typical or unusual?
- unusual

8. computer or cellphone?
- computer

9. soap or shampoo?
- soap

10. hot coffee or cold drinks?
- cold drinks

11. party, drinking, sleep-overs, movie
- movie marathon

(where's number 12?) --- missing in

13. cry or fight?
- cry


14. home buddy or out-going?
- home buddy

15. long hair or short hair?
- long hair

16. happy go lucky or careful planner?
- careful planner

17. risky dangerous or play safe?
- play safe

18. quiet or loud?
- loud

19. spiritual or i do what is right?
- i do what is right!

20. follows parents or follows personal
- follows personal instinct

21. leader or follower?
- leader

22. lover or a fighter?
- lover

23. faithful or to see is to believe?
- to see is to believe

24. common or extraordinary?
- extraordinary

25. popular, kick as*, geek, weird,
brainy, sporty?
- geek

26. more of action or words?
- action

27. says "i luv u" always or seldom?
- always

28. good or bad girl/boy?
- good

30. simple/complicated?
- simple

From Iklay's bulletin post.

Our Christmas Party

It was a blast! I really had fun with my new set of friends. It was held last Dec. 8 at Jade Palace resto along Shaw Blvd., Pasig. We all had fun (even though we didn't get to win the trip for two to HK). Food was great. The emcees are great (our big bosses). And I promise myself to attend the future parties to come. I really, really enjoyed it.

If you're curious what I got to take home that night? Err, one pack of hopia. Lols.

Are You a Party Girl? (or so I thought)

The blog quiz says it all!
You Are a Good Girl!

You're into fun - but it has to be your own brand of fun
Drinking? No thanks. You rather spend your time differently...
Whether it's talking with friends, taking up a hobby, or reading
You're not the type to socialize just for socializing's sake!

What Rose Represents Your Love?

Your Love Is Represented By a Red Rose

You love passionately and fully, without any reservations.
And while romantic love comes easily for you, you also love many people platonically.
You are a true romantic, and you always can see the best in people.

Thanks to Youtube

I was watching today's morning show on one of the local channels and so proud to see a Filipina being featured at Ellen Degeneres Show. Charice Pempengco, just a teen, but with a good singing voice just like Whitney's and Beyonce's. How did she end up guesting at Ellen's show? Well, thanks to where Ellen saw one of her great belting performance in Korea. From the Philippines, now in the US, tomorrow-- worldwide.

So proud of you, Charice-- the next Lea Salonga!

Get an Online Degree Now

Now, people who want to pursue graduate and post-graduate degree have the opportunity to do so by getting online degree programs. Some people believe that education is still the key to success and that nothing should stop us from pursuing our dreams. Just like Teresa Chaulk, a PhD student from Capella University – an accredited university with online degree programs in five schools. She's been recently named as superintendent of Lincoln County School District Number One (Wyoming). Learning can be done wherever you may be, whenever you please. Just turn-on your PC, be online and have that learning environment right away at your fingertips.

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Because of You

I never can't seem to get enough of this song!

Because of You by Ne-Yo

Want to, but I can't help it
I love the way you feel
Just kinda stuck between my fantasy and what is real
I need it when I want it
I want it when I don't
Tell myself "I'll stop" every day, knowing that I won't

I got a problem and I
Don't know what to do about it
Even if I did I don't know if I would quit but I doubt it, I’m
Takin' by the thought of it

And I know this much is true
Baby you have become my addiction
I’m so strung out on you
I can barely move
But I'm likin' it

And it's all because of you
(All because of you)
And it's all because of you
(All because of you)
And it's all because of you
(All because of you)
And it's all because
Never get enough, she’s the sweetest drug

Think of it every second
I can't get nothing done
Only concern is the next time I’m gon' get me some
Know I should stay away from
'Cause it's no good for me
I try and try but my obsession won't let me leave

I got a problem and I
Don't know what to do about it even If I did I don't know
If I would quit but I doubt it, I’m
Taking by the thought of it

And I know this much is true
Baby you have become my addiction
I’m so strung out on you
I can barely move
But I'm likin' it

And it's all because of you
(All because of you)
And it's all because of you
(All because of you)
And it's all because of you
(All because of you)
And it's all because
Never get enough (Never get enough), she’s the sweetest drug

Ain't no doubt (No doubt)
So strung out (Strung out)
Ain't no doubt (There's aint no doubt)
So strung out (Hey)
Over you
Over you...

Because of you
And it's all because of you
Never get enough
She's the sweetest drug
She's the sweetest drug

Who doesn't love Jollibee?

Do you know anybody, any kid for the matter-- who doesn't love Jollibee? Before I had Jada, I've been always wondering "why do kids love this big-eyed, wide-smiled character?" Now I know the reason... because he seems friendly, jolly and charming for kids. And for them, he looks cute and approachable!

And now every time we passed by Jollibee's "house", it's a must that I have her get near him and touch him or else, she'll be very upset.

That's the power of charm!

My Current Life Analysis

Let me share my "life rhythm" analysis... got this from an online reading.

Your present situation indicates someone who has labored long and hard in her garden. You are at the crossroads. Try to figure out if you need a course correction, or even a complete about-face. You're not yet committed to a certain path, but you could be soon. Change is still possible. It is important to look carefully at how disordered your situation is. Is everything too controlled and regular? Isn't it more fun to just let everything go? Make your plans real and achieve tangible results.

You are someone who has
strength due to life's hard knocks. You are honest, you can face the truth, even if it is unpleasant. Astute and you're difficult to be fooled, tricked nor conned. However, you will be more productive if you work with others. You don't have to do it all by yourself. You have to learn to look beyond the obvious, surface situation to what is hidden and obscure. It is not always necessary to act to achieve your goals. Sometimes they can be realized through a stillness that gives desire a chance to flower within the fullness of time.

You are full of energy and life. You're never afraid to try something new and will reach for all the gusto you can.
But sometimes you have to ask yourself if your energy is helping or already hurting? Balance is needed. On the other hand, your partner may be having problems with possessiveness or jealousy. He must learn that control is impossible.

Your current challenge - nothing exists for both of you except burdens and responsibilities. Each step will feel like a struggle. Be kind to yourself. Lighten the load wherever you can, and let others help you. You don't have to handle everything yourself.

Again, the main lesson is we "control" by letting go - we "win" by surrendering. Be reminded that the best approach to a problem is not always the most obvious. When we most want to force our will on someone, that is when we should release. When we most want to have our own way, that is when we should sacrifice. When we most want to act, that is when we should wait. The irony is that by making these contradictory moves, we find what we are looking for.

Oh my! So this only means one thing... "I'm a control-freak!"

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Remembering Gerlie...

One night, I received a text message from one of my close friends from CVG... and it was not one of the usual forwarded text. 'Twas a very bad news... One of our former teammate died of cancer. She's Gerlie, very apt name for her... an epitome of a graceful Filipina. I took this picture from one of our team building sessions. She's the one standing infront.

The news brought me goosebumps for I was really clueless that her condition was already that worse. Last time I heard about her from one of our common friend was that she's already recuperating from her last chemo-theraphy treatment. However, her cancer from her pancreas had already spread up to her brain. Everything was so sudden. She's one of the nicest person I've ever met and it's really a big lost for everyone... most especially for her family.

Wherever you may be sis', may your soul rest in peace. I know for sure you're very happy where you are right now...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Gas Credit Cards

They often say that having a credit card is a big no-no. Why? Because it tempts you from spending more than what you will earn... more than what you really have. Actually, it's more of a liability. But even if it is not practical to own one, try maintaining just a single card for special purchases. And should you decide to own just one, I suggest you get gas credit cards that will not just take money out of your pocket but also will help you save and earn even if it is just a small part of what you've spent.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

It's Christmas again

Here comes Christmas time once again. My humble abode doesn't even have the spirit or ambience of Christmas yet. And I feel that I owe it to my daughter since as we all adults believe, this special season is especially for kids. My plan is to setup Christmas lights on the wall and shape it into a Christmas tree. However, I don't have time to clean the house, no time to even organize my place. I only have two days rest every week and it's either I sleep all day, run some important errands or spend some quality time with Jada. But then, enough with these excuses... At long last I was able to put my plans into action... and boy was Jada so happy to see the lights blinking when she woke up!

Yes, it's now officially Christmas for my baby! Merry 'Mimas!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

25 of the MOST Spontaneous Questions

25 of the MOST Spontaneous Questions

1. What do you want for your birthday?
- honestly, a complete family

2. Who will be your next kiss?
- maybe from my next baby... Jacob

3. When was the last time you went to
the mall?
- yesterday

4. Are you wearing socks right now?
- no

5. How did you spend your summer?
- mending broken ties

6. Have you been to the cinema in the
last 5 days?
- no

7. What was the last thing you had to
- wine

8. What are you wearing right now?
- sleeveless top and short shorts =)

9. What was your last purchase?
- Jada's milk & diaper

10. What was the last food you ate?
- goto

11. Who would be the person you would
call if you were up in the middle of
the night and couldn't sleep?
- Owie

12. Have you bought any clothing items
in the last week?
- nope

13. Do you have a pet?
- none

14 . What made you laugh in the last 5
- the wacky punchlines of my co-workers and my daughter's antics

15. If you could be anywhere right
now, where would you be?
- home with my family

1 6. What is the last thing you
purchased online?
- none

17. One thing you hate about yourself?
- being skinny

18 . Do you miss anyone?
- yes

19. What are your plans for the day?
- to get some sleep ('m so deprived of rest) and later on go to work

20 . Last person you msg'd?
- Vince

21. Ever went to camp?
- nope

22. Are you a good student in school?
- dunno, I think so =)

23 . What do you know about the
(your) future?
- that I'll be the coolest mommy

24. Are you wearing any perfume or
- none

25 . Where is/are your best friend/s
right now?
- they're with their families

Grabbed from Iklay's Friendster post...