Saturday, February 28, 2009

The 5 Toughest Questions Women Ask - And Their Answers

The five questions are:
1 - "What are you thinking?"
2 - "Do you love me?"
3 - "Do I look fat?"
4 - "Do you think she is prettier than me?"
5 - "What would you do if I died?"

What makes these questions so bad is that every one is guaranteed to explode into a major argument and/or divorce if the man does not answer properly, which is to say dishonestly.

For example:

1 - "What are you thinking?" The proper answer to this question, of course, is, I'm sorry if I've been pensive, dear. I was just reflecting on what a warm, wonderful, caring, thoughtful, intelligent, beautiful woman you are and what a lucky guy I am to have met you."

Obviously, this statement bears no resemblance whatsoever to what the guy was really thinking at the time, which was most likely one of five things:
a - Baseball
b - Football
c - How fat you are.
d - How much prettier she is than you.
e - How he would spend the insurance money if you died.

According to the Sassy article, the best answer to this stupid question came from Al Bundy, of Married With Children, who was asked it by his wife, Peg. "If I wanted you to know," Al said, "I'd be talking instead of thinking."

The other questions also have only one right answer but many wrong answers:

2 - "Do you love me?" The correct answer to this question is, "Yes." For those guys who feel the need to be more elaborate, you may answer, "Yes, dear.

Wrong answers include:
a - I suppose so.
b - Would it make you feel better if I said yes.
c - That depends on what you mean by "love".
d - Does it matter?
e - I was thinking of how I would spend the insurance money if you died.

3 - "Do I look fat?" The correct male response to this question is to confidently and emphatically state, "No, of course not" and then quickly leave the room.

Wrong answers include:

a - I wouldn't call you fat, but I wouldn't call you thin either.
b - Compared to what?
c - A little extra weight looks good on you.
d - I've seen fatter.
e - Could you repeat the question? I was thinking about your insurance policy.

4 - "Do you think she's prettier than me?" The "she" in the question could be an ex-girlfriend, a passer-by you were starring at so hard that you almost cause a traffic accident or an actress in a movie you just saw. In any case, the correct response is, "No, you are much prettier."

Wrong answers include:
a - Not prettier, just pretty in a different way.
b - I don't know how one goes about rating such things.
c - Yes, but I bet you have a better personality.
d - Only in the sense that she's younger and thinner.
e - I sorry what did you say, I was thinking of how I would spend the insurance money if you died.

5 - "What would you do if I died?" Correct answer: "Dearest love, in the event of your untimely demise, life would cease to have meaning for me and I would perforce hurl myself under the front tires of the first Domino's Pizza truck that came my way." This might be the stupidest question of the lot, as is illustrated by the following stupid joke:

"Dear," said the wife. "What would you do if I died?"
"Why, dear, I would be extremely upset," said the husband. "Why do you ask such a question?"

"Would you remarry?" persevered the wife. "No, of course not, dear" said the husband.

"Don't you like being married?" said the wife. "Of course I do, dear" he said.

"Then why wouldn't you remarry?" "Alright," said the husband, "I'd remarry."

"You would?" said the wife, looking vaguely hurt. "Yes" said the husband.

"Would you sleep with her in our bed?" said the wife after a long pause.

"Well yes, I suppose I would." replied the husband.

"I see," said the wife indignantly." And would you let her wear my old clothes?"

"I suppose, if she wanted to" said the husband.

"Really," said the wife icily. "And would you take down the pictures of me and replace them with pictures of her?"

"Yes. I think that would be the correct thing to do."

"Is that so?" said the wife, leaping to her feet. "And I suppose you'd let her play with my golf clubs, too."

"Of course not, dear," said the husband. "She's left-handed."

Light Up My Life

Lighting breaks or makes a house interior if your house if beautifully lit with gorgeous lamps and light fixtures your house will look lovely but if there's not enough lighting and the light fixtures are boring, the house will look dull.

I saw this beautiful table lamp in one of those collections of table lamps they have here at and I fell in-love with it immediately. It's simple but it's gorgeous and can actually be an accent light in the room and it's just $60.

There are other beautifully crafted lamps and lamp shades from floor lamps to desk lamps available in there and price starts at $60 to as high as your budget can afford. Their website is quite cool with easy search options, you should check them out. I want this lamp!


What can you say about this?

'People will forget what you said,
People will forget what you did...
But people will never forget how you made them feel'.

Personally, I think there's some truth in it.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Advantage Of Giving Homemade Food Gifts

In these trying times I think one of the best giveaway for a party, event or occasions are homemade food gifts. They are practical in the sense that you are assured that you gave something that someone will actually consume and will not gather dust and its more personal and intimate making your guests feel more special.

I love those food gifts packed nicely either in cute boxes or nicely decorated jars that compliments whatever food was in it. After consuming the food you can recycle and reuse the box or the jar and in that way your guest are constantly reminded of you, your event or party every time they see the jar or box.

If You Want To Feel Like Marian Rivera And Piolo Pascual Go To Blue Water Day Spa

A couple days ago we heard how Dra. Vicky Belo of the Belo Medical group endorsed her services by saying this catch phrase not thinking about hurting anyone:

"If you want to look like Boy (Abunda) go to Calayan. If you want to look like Piolo (Pascual) and Dingdong (Dantes) go to Belo." That hits the mark very deep.

Anyway, I don't want to look like Boy neither like Piolo or Dingdong but I want to feel beautiful like Marian Rivera and love myself like Piolo. What way to do it but to treat myself with an awesome spa treatment at Blue Water Day Spa in Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City.
Marian loves a good foot massage to soothe her tired feet wearing heels, while Piolo lavish himself with an awesome body massage to calm his muscles and back and then soak in a tub. That is the life.

Got Tattoo?

My honey is planning to get a tattoo with the emblem of Mercedes Benz in some undisclosed part of his body. He's been telling his friends and relatives about this plan a long long time ago but still not got that tat yet. His 18 year old son got a couple, even his daughter, and sister and cousins.

It's fun to see their tattoo and if I am not afraid of needles I would have got one. But since I am all I am able to get are fake and temporary ones like a henna or a sticker tattoo. Me, my sis and my nephew got some henna tats on our hands one summer and it lasted for two weeks.

What's fun about having a tattoo or planning to have one is the discussion about the design, the color and the placement. At Tattoo Chat you get to hear all sort of stories about why did they get a tattoo, what age they got the tattoo, the history behind the tattoo, who designed it and what type of new tattoo they will have in the future. I think tattoos are fun it's some kind of body art and shows the artistic but daring side of people.

Acknowledge Your Blessings

"I dreamed I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels.

My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, 'This is the Receiving Section.' Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are Received.'

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.The angel then said to me, 'This is the Packaging and Delivery Section.' Here, the graces and
blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them. I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. 'This is the Acknowledgment Section,' My angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed.> 'How is it that there is no work going on here?' I asked.

'So sad,' the angel sighed.'After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments .''How does one acknowledge God's blessings?' I

'Simple,' the angel answered. Just say, 'Thank You, Lord.'

I asked,'What Blessings should they acknowledge?' 'If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity.'

'Also..... If you woke up this morning with more health than illness...You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day. If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 700 million people in the world. If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death, you are envied by and more blessed than three billion people in the world.'

'If your parents are still alive and still married...You are very rare ... 'If you can hold your head up and smile, You are not the norm, You're unique to all those in doubt and despair.'

'Ok, now what?' 'How can I start?'

If you can read this, then you just received a double blessing, Someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday And Catholic Practice Of Faith

Thanks to the taxi driver I was riding earlier for reminding me that today is Ash Wednesday. Thanks to him I was able to attend mass to pay homage to Our Savior an be proud of my faith by wearing the sign of the cross on my forehead. Ash Wednesday is a very significant day in Catholic practice as this day is the beginning of Lent, the time of Jesus Christ big sacrifices for the salvation of the sins of the world.

I know that other religions or sect smirk at Catholic and their practices as they think we Catholics are hypocrites and practice our faith very seasonal. We don't preach as hard as the others because we believe in the freewill of men and that we believe that our faith in God, repentance from sins and praying sincerely will save our souls. I believe that God does not favor a single sect or religion but an individuals way of life.

Some will not agree with me and would call my attention to discuss this with me to insist on what they believe but I think people in the Catholic Chat City will understand me on this one and would agree that that religion is something people should not argue about especially those who practice different faith because that will cause a great clash of practices and beliefs.

It Depends On Whose Hands It's In

A basketball in my hands is worth about $19.
A basketball in Michael Jordan's hands is worth about $33 million.
It depends whose hands it's in.

A baseball in my hands is worth about $6.
A baseball in Roger Clemens' hands is worth $4.75 million.
It depends on whose hands it's in.

A tennis racket is useless in my hands.
A tennis racket in Andre Agassi's hands is worth millions.
It depends whose hands it's in.

A rod in my hands will keep away an angry dog.
A rod in Moses' hands will part the mighty sea.
It depends whose hands it's in.

A slingshot in my hands is a kid's toy.
A slingshot in David's hand is a mighty weapon.
It depends whose hands it's in.

Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in my hands is a couple of fish sandwiches.
Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in Jesus' hands will feed thousands.
It depends whose hands it's in.

Nails in my hands might produce a birdhouse.
Nails in Jesus Christ's hands will
produce salvation for the entire world.
It depends whose hands it's in.

As you see now, it depends whose hands it's in.
So put your concerns, your worries, your fears, your hopes, your dreams, your families and your relationships in God's hands because...
It depends whose hands it's in....

Monday, February 23, 2009

Outfit Shopping

Have you been in a situation when you are going to a very important dress-up event and you take a look in your closet and you got nothing to wear? With all the clothes you amassed during you're shopping spree it's crazy to find out on times like this there is not a single dress for you to wear!

Are you familiar with outfit shopping? Well I am not and never thought the need to do it. See when I shop I do was buy a piece here and there that I like not thinking about building a portfolio of clothes for use in different occasions.

Although I have some suits for work and have some party outfits and trendy clothes I can wear on a daily basis. It's just a mix and match of stuffs I bought but not really labeled or bought any piece to be just for work, for play or for special occasions.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

FAQs On Web Hosting

Before I got my own domain for my other blog I thought web hosting and domain is one and the same but I was wrong. I did not have the chance to learn about it until know because I would really like to have my own blog in a different platform. These web host faq were very helpful in making my decision to stay with my present one because I have no idea how to do things manually since I am no expert webmaster.

Report Text Scam

It's amazing how these text/SMS message scammers get hold of mobile numbers of private people. Like for example my number which is a private number and not listed in marketers call list but I still get those text message scams.

I remember two incidents on different occasion. One claimed to be my brother and said he was in the hospital, he was asking me not to call him but just send him a load for his cellphone because he ran out of load. He was asking for a P150 load. Isn't that pitiful?

Another incident was a guy claiming to be a lawyer for one of the top honcho of one of the biggest TV network here in the country, GMA 7. He message me telling me of my winning on some kind of electronic raffle they were doing and was asking me to message him back immediately. He name dropped someone I personally know and I knew it was a scam immediately. What I did was call the guy and ask where did he get my number and where is their office. He gave me their office location and told me that he got my number from a random computer program they use in the office and then he hung up sensing I was investigating.

Anyway if you experienced similar incidents like someone asking for some money or telling you that you won a prize, I suggest you report the number immediately to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) at +63 (02) 9267722 during office hours only and that is from 8am to 5pm only.

Married And Chatting

I have no idea why someone who is married would go to Married Chat Rooms unless probably met his or her other half on that chat room and have tons of friends in there.

Anyway, somebody told me that probably some married couples feel the need to have some support group from outside their relatives and circle of friends. That some strangers, who are married like them, that eventually will become friends after constant communication via chat. have something different to offer them when it comes to their opinion about the married life and relationship and anything that surrounds and involves being married. A support group outside the people they know in person who will be less judging and critical. If that is the case then go ahead and join chat.

Ahhhhhhhh...but still, my head is racing and is taking me to different heights, check their site and decide if you would like to join this chat room if you are married. It's free to join anyway and a nice place to meet thousands of people from different parts of the world. That sounds fun.

But this is what I foresee:

Imagine you and your hubby or wife in the same room facing your own PCs. Private message each other and then hubby ask "Honey, what's for dinner?"

"Uhmmm... I don't know, I haven't cooked yet. I'm blogging and you are chatting right?"

"Forget dinner! Wanna roll that chair back and meet me in the middle of the room for 10 minutes?"


Lots Of Blessings For This Weeks SHOES

The more you appreciate even the smallest gifts or blessings in your life the more they will come to you.

I just made that one up because I feel that way. This week are a bountiful of blessings definitely fits my S.H.O.E.S., so without further a do here they are:

1) This Monday I was able to watch the premiere of Confessions of a Shopaholic courtesy of Nuffnang PH and Columbia Pictures.
2) Same day I got free stuff and goodies a book, a purse, a key chain and a magazine.
3) I also met new blogger friends and saw an old friend in the cinema.
4) This Wednesday I got a free foot smother treat at Blue Water Day Spa thanks to Francis for choosing my blog entry at
5) I'm getting lots and lots of opps and definitely happy about it because it spells income!
6) Mom and I don't argue as much as we used to. Thank God!
7) My daughter is maturing and most of her old peculiarities are disappearing! Thank you Lord so much!

Building My Dream Home

When my mom first purchased our own home she did not think about home plans, home designs and floor plan. All she wanted was to get our own place so we will no longer suffer the disadvantages of renting. Our house was built not even having any architect to supervise it and so later we paid the price and had repairs and renovations almost every year.
I found my dream home! Photo courtesy of
How I wish I knew so that we could have created our real dream home. I was browsing at their website and was impressed about their search options for home plans. There are three boxes that you can choose three important features of a new home you want to build.

I went out to try with cost as my first priority, number of bedrooms and number of bathrooms and my jaws dropped, I was given several gorgeous home plans from a luxury home plan to a log home plan for as low as $750.

Click on a home plan you want and it will show you the plan packages price and an opportunity to see if you can afford to build this dream home by typing in your postal code and viola! If you love the home plan you can also print it out or you can modify it to suit your need. Very impressive. I will definitely bookmark this website for future use and recommend to friends who are building their own homes.

Sample home plan of my dream home courtesy of

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Dream Summer Vacation In Bahamas Or Jamaica!

Summer is almost here! I can feel it already. It's so hot and humid and I am so ready to hit the beach and have some fun in the sun!

I heard bahamas resorts are awesome and it's like a piece of paradise on Earth. It's one of the places I would definitely want to visit if God permits and the funds would allow. But I think with this bahamas all inclusive package I can do some magic and start saving now.

I can imagine myself walking at the pristine beach of the Bahamas in the Island of New Providence where Nassau, Paradise Island and Cable Beach are found. Sink myself in the clearest sea tourquouse waters in the world. Enjoy all the water sports I can think of and of course shopping! From that I can tell to myself: "This is the life!".

But wait I heard Jamaica is also as awesome, so maybe if I start saving now I can head for an awesome summer vacation in Jamaica and avail of this jamaica all inclusive vacations too!

I can use all of my 12 bikinis with all these trip. Did you know that Jamaica boasts one of the richest and most varied landscapes in the Caribbean. With their breathtaking waterfalls, springs, rivers, and streams all flowing from the mountains down to the sea. Where I can enjoy extreme water sports I've never tried before like river rafting, and waterfall climbing! I can almost taste paradise now!

Don't Restrict Yourself From Your Comfort Zone

You already know that you will not fully enjoy a swing unless you raise your feet from the ground. That you will not fully enjoy a boat ride unless you remove the ropes knot from the riverbank.

What am I trying to say? Never ever limit yourself when it comes to your happiness. Learn to let go and take some risk. Life is much beautiful if you learn how to embrace what's outside your comfort zone.

Living In Vegas

My Aunt just got back from Las Vegas, Nevada after a couple of months vacation here in the Philippines. She left a little bit sad since she thinks this was her last visit ever. My aunt is 77 years old and a widow, her daughter is also in Nevada with her family of five girls. My aunt is always money wise and with the recession in the U.S. she and my cousin will definitely benefit knowing about Vegas Health Insurance Quote to secure their future.  

Be A Pencil

I would like to share this beautiful allegory with you:

A pencilmaker told the pencils five important lessons:

First, everything you do will always leave a mark.
Second, you can always correct the mistakes you make.
Third, what's important is what's inside you.
Fourth, in life you will undergo painful sharpenings which will make you a better pencil.
Fifth, the most important is, to be the best pencil you can be you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you!

Got Opinion About Politics?

Everyone has their opinion about anything and everything under the sun, but most especially about politics and religion. I used to go to this forum on a blogging community I was in and the religious and political debates in there turns me off. I think those who want to argue about this topics should come to this political forum they will love it, anything goes in there no holds bar.

Win A Free Trip At Sea World

IZEA and SeaWorld have teamed up to create a wicked contest called  Manta Mania 3 .  One person will win a trip for four to SeaWorld including airfare, hotel and two full days at the park. Not only that… you will get priority access to ride Manta!  Ted of IZEA also got some awesome SeaWorld prize pack to giveaway that includes some cool goodies for everyone.

For more info visit  Manta Mania 3 .

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hanjin Should Pay

If the Temecula Lawyers were just here in the Philippines and not just in the United States, I don't think the Hanjin Shipyard Corporation will not get away with the more than 19 deaths and hundreds injured in their workplace. They are one of the best personal injury lawyers around and and will make sure they will pay even to the last cent of the damage and injury they caused. Hanjin is abusing their workers by not compensating them right and the Philippine government keeps a blind eye about the issue because they said they contribute huge investments in the country's revenue. This is really sad.

Shopaholic Goodies

These were the goodies I got from the Confessions of A Shopaholic premiere night here in Manila last Monday. I got the free invites to the movie from Nuffnang, plus that cute pink purse and that cute keychain. I got the book from ETC! Am I lucky or what! Maybe I'm a talented story teller? Because I got the invites because of my shopaholic confessions entry, and the free foot spa treatment was also a prize from my blogging, from my other blog Pretty cool huh?

Seniors Way Back Into Love?

I remember during the Holidays my aunts from my mom side, all her sisters, came here for a visit. My Aunt Miling who has been residing in U.S. for more than 20 years now teased my mom asking her to fix her visa to the U.S. so she can come with her and probably meet a new love of her life. All my aunts, inlcuding my mom are widowers now by the way. Mom resisted and teased my aunt back by saying why don't she do that herself, find a new husband to replace my uncle. Then the attention reverted to their youngest who has been a widowed for more than 40 years maybe she should try another hand at love since she was the one who was alone for a long time.

She just laughed and said she is afraid to love anymore because she think she is cursed since all suitors after her husbands death all who attempted to marry her dies. Yikes!

Anyway, I think they are all shy to admit that if they would they could, maybe a discreet way to do it is to find someone online who knows. I would recommend this Senior Chat Rooms to my youngest aunt but not to my mom though hehehe. At least they are all on the same wave lenght since it's dedicated to senior citizens. Who wouldn't want someone to grow old with, oh wait, enjoy being old with for the rest of their life right?

This is a sponsored post.

Loving My Feet at The Blue Water Day Spa

That was my feet and that is the therapist pampering them. I love the foot reflexology massage she gave me. I almost fell asleep on my chair if not for the fun movie being shown on the wide screen on this First Movie Theater Spa by Blue Water Day Spa in Greenhills, San Juan, Philippines.

I'm such a sucker for a spa treatment and I give them a thumbs up for the service and the great ambiance. Good luck and keep on innovating.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A System To Cut Bureaucracy In Offices

Its crazy how government offices here in the country still practice manual processing and how information and documentation are not centralized that you have to go to every branch of office when you need to get an important paper. It's so annoying to be told by an employee sitting pretty behind her desk that they have not processed your papers yet and its still pending at the table of her supervisor who was AWOL for five days already.

I think the government should invest on a system that closely monitors efficiency of an office and their employees to cut off expenses and double production like this TeamWox GroupWare System. It would be a delight to see transparency in the government system where people can actually see that they are working on your papers and not just sit on it. I think this will also minimize corruption because everyone can see what is going on.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Date To Remember

After my dad died I had regrets because I wasn't able to tell him I love him while he was still alive. That I am sorry for growing up scared of him and how I wish we were close to each other.

The things I knew about him now I never knew before, although it was a relief knowing all those things, our relationship would have been better if I knew about them when he was still alive.

I got to take care of him in a very short span on time. He doesn't want to be take care of. His last few days was the saddest days for him and I feel sorry and deeply sad about it. I wasn't close when he died. I felt short in showing him how much I love him and that I miss him terribly.

Please read on and think about your relationship with your elders:

"After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you."

"The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my mother, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally."

"That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie."

"What's wrong, are you well," she asked? My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news."

"I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you," I responded. "Just the two of us."

"She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "I would like that very much."

"That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's."

"I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, "she said, as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear about our meeting". We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips."

"It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small," she said."

"Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor," I responded."

"During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation - nothing extraordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other's life. We talked so much that we missed the movie."

"As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite
you." I agreed."

"How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I got home. "Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined," I answered."

"A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn't have a chance to do anything for her."

"Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined."

"An attached note said: "I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates - one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son."

"At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: "I LOVE YOU!" and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than God and your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till "some other time."

Monday, February 16, 2009

Never Hide Your Happiness

"Smile... it makes a world of difference."
"Dance... who knows when you won't be able to."
"Cry... holding those emotions is bad for you."
"Kiss... kisses are the most wonderful things shared in the world."
"Laugh... what's the point in hiding happiness?"
"Frown... why not let him know your unhappy?"
"Apologize... you don't want to lose friends."
"Hug... there is no better feeling than being wrapped up close to someone you love."
"Live... because life is everything."

Got that? Good! Now do it!

A Different Web Host For A New Blog

I am seriously contemplating moving this domain to a new web host but still very apprehensive because of some technical issues I might not be able to resolve on my own. So maybe just to be on the safe side instead of moving this I will just buy a new domain from any web hosting suggested here because they give good insight and reviews of the services offered by the top from this industry.

Yup, you read right, I will make a new blog soon, when I have more free time than I do today and done with all the paper work I am doing. What will the new blog be about? It's a secret I will release it in public when the right time comes! Wish me luck.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Be Ready For Accidents

One of my friends had a car accident recently and although she did not encountered major injuries and her car did not suffer severe damage she was very well compensated by her auto insurance. She actually got triple the price for the repair on the dent on her bumper

I know some people, especially here in the Philippines, do not bother to get an auto insurance especially those who bought their car on a second hand dealer because they think they can get away without it. But come to think of it accidents happens anywhere and anytime we will never know. So, it is better to be equipped than be sorry later on.

Saying The Truth Pays Good

Telling the truth does wonders and because of my confession I am an inch away to snag an awesome authentic limited edition Gucci bag! Wohooo!
I joined this Nuffnang contest and post about My Shopaholic Confession and I was chosen as one of the 20 bloggers for a chance to win an authentic Gucci bag. Of course all of us 20 are already winners since everyone will get a nifty surprise prize from them. I am already excited about the awarding ceremony tomorrow night and a movie date with my fellow shopaholics and watch Isla Fishers Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Never Smoke In Bed

When my best friend and I used to share the same apartment she bought this air mattress from the shopping network her sister works for. She smokes and to her silliness she puts her ashtray beside the bed and punctured her bed. Her fast remedy was a packaging tape that didn't help that much because she wasn't able to restore the bed to its usual firm but soft shape. She had to let go of it because sleeping on it wasn't as comfy as it used too because after the puncture sleeping on it feels like drowning.

Lesson? Never smoke in bed and two have an air mattress leak handy for a quick fix and not throw money away!

Part Of Your Life

"If someone want to be a part of your life, they will make an effort to be in it. So don't bother reserving a space in your heart for someone who doesn't want to stay!"

Make sense right? So don't worry be happy and enjoy each day and take life lightly for tomorrow will never come only today. Have a blessed Sunday!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Spend Less On Prescription Glasses

I am so glad that I have 20/20 vision or else I will not be able to do as easily what I do now write and stay in front of the computer even in the dark for hours. I think its in our genes. My mom do not wear reading glasses but she can see clearly. Although I remember her ages ago when she used to wear those correction glasses, I heard they were expensive, especially 20 plus years ago when inexpensive prescription eyeglasses cannot be purchased unlike what Zenni Optical has to offer for as low as $8 at Zenni Optical. Not a bad deal for this one:

This one is for $29.95 and is suitable for multi-focal prescriptions. With the global financial crisis in mind this is not a bad deal. I agree to what the New York Times article said about being wise with our spending and find ways to do so.

New York times acknowledge Zenni Opticals affordable yet durable eyeglasses with anti scratch coating noting that their eyeglasses with generic frames are a real practical choice for everyone these days. I read from that article that prescription glasses would cost up to $118, that is more than $88 saving already. With that savings I do not think I would feel guilty to get a back-up frame.

Happy V-day

"Destiny belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams and have the courage to pursue them. Don't stop when you are tired. Stop when you are done."

That's why there was a saying quitters never win because they give up easily when an obstacle comes their way. Not knowing that the obstacle will be a way to strengthen them more and is a step closer to what they are aspiring for. Occasionally we stumble but the ability to rise again is important. Believe in your dreams and it will all materialize.

Happy V-day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the 13th Valentine Halloween Costume Party

There are lots of possibilities where you get to use Halloween costumes and not just for Halloween. Themed parties for one and Valentines Day party are no excuse in fact it's one of those perfect occasions to done up a costume.

A great party concept and something out of the ordinary romantic Valentine party would be a sporty World Cup theme where guys can wear a football uniform while the ladies come as cheerleaders! Woohooo! Tonight would be the best night to have this party and have a Friday the 13th Valentine Halloween Costume Party, the perfect time to wear something outrageously different!

Yeah I know it's not romantic, but did you know that it's easier to know a person in an hour of play than an hour trying to be serious? Well, OK if you insist we can do the common Hearts Day party however costumes are mandatory to add spice to this very used concept. What's more aside from the costume everyone will be given a piece of a broken heart at an entrance and at the cue of the host everyone will search for their missing piece! Now that is sweet, right?

Actually I organized this kind of party long time ago and it was definitely fun. There were boots around the venue like a fair, a kissing booth a marriage booth and a divorce booth (if you get the partner you don't really like!)

It will be fun to see people come as Greek Gods and Goddesses like these:

This Greek Goddess costume is so perfect and personally I would choose this as my costume. I think I saw Anne Kurtis Smith wore this on Vicky Bello's birthday bash. While Dingdong Dantes wore this Gladiator costume which is really perfect for them. Probably they got the costume from this site where the Athena costume is sold for $89.95 and the Gladiator Costume is for $54.95!

Beware Of Your Sinful Organ

"Beware of this sinful organ, I shall not mention by name.
It give man so much pleasure ...
but causes much regret and shame.
Though its only a small roll of flesh...
from it all mischief has sprung.
I will now show you this monster," and then the pries brought out his tongue!


Funny but so true. I admit I am guilty of saying more than I should of hurting people by saying hurtful words when I am at the height of my anger. Sometimes even if we say sorry, the damage is already done. Can really making up for something we said makes us forget what was said? I don't know, in my case I remember. It's funny because I have a very short term memory but these kinda things gets stuck on my head and in my heard. It's ugly I know so I should remember what this priest did and said. Right?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Meet People From LDS

Want to meet friends affiliated with the Latter Day Saints movement (LDS)? Well I stumbled upon this website and they particularly cater to all LDS members around the world. I think it's a great site meet people you have the same faith with so you can understand each others behavior and customs.

I'm just not sure how they will know if you are a real LDS member but it's worth a try I guess. Anyway, if your looking to connect with someone who has same faith , particularly an LDS, then you might want to check out LDS chat, their membership is absolutely free.

Anyway, I researched about LDS and here is what I found out: " The Latter Day Saint movement is a group of Restorationist religious denominations and adherents who follow at least some of the teachings and revelations of Joseph Smith, Jr., publisher of the Book of Mormon in 1830. The Latter Day Saint movement is one of a number of separate movements, known collectively as Restorationism, intending to transcend Protestant denominationalism, and to restore a form of Christianity thought to be more consistent with the New Testament. The original church, founded by Joseph Smith, Jr., was known initially as the Church of Christ, then the Church of the Latter Day Saints to distinguish it from other Christian churches, and by 1838[1] as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After Smith's death in 1844, the movement divided into several groups, the largest of which, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) migrated to Utah Territory and became known in the 19th century for its practice of plural marriage. The LDS Church discontinued this practice in 1890. Other denominations, who refer to themselves as Mormon fundamentalists, continued the practice."

I Got A V-day Date!

Two more days and it's hearts day. The great V-day. Have you got a date already? I have. No, not that kind of date, a single-mom's type of date.

See my classmate from high school invited to his daughters 1st birthday party and baptismal on February 14, Saturday. What a neat date for a birthday and for a baptismal. Very sweet!

Well, at least I got a date and I don't have to sulk inside my room and blog all day because I am dateless. Sigh.
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Book Your Dental Check-up Online

My daughter recently lost her front teeth and the second one is about to go too. She has some gaps and it would be great to have a dentist that could cater to her dental health.

If my daughter and I are just living near Natick, Massachusetts I wouldn't hesitate to book my daughters next dental health check-up online at Dr. Aleid Family Dentistry. Yes, isn't that cool they offer online booking. I heard it will take months to get a dentist schedule in the U.S. so this is a great help. For emergency cases after office hours you can also call them at 1-500-653-1832 and they will fit you in their schedule as soon as possible.

Being a family friendly dental clinic Dr. Alied Family Dentistry accepts patients from two years old to beyond 100 years which means everyone because everyone deserves a good dental health care.

Aside for regular children dental care Dr. Aleid offers their services for senior citizens too and offer a monthly special for them too.

Other services they offer are teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, tooth fillings, root canal, dental implants, dental sealants, crowns, fluoride treatments, bite guards and more.

For expensive procedures like major dental procedures such as implants or veneers Dr. Aleid Family Dentistry is a partner with Credit Care which offers Dental Credit Care Financing you can check their website to know more about this.

I am also impressed with the three core values Dr. Aleid practices:
1) Preventive Dentistry where they will help and advice a patient to develops better oral health, which leads to better general health.
2) Conservative Dentistry and use the Least Invasive Dental Procedure you need to preserve tooth structure whenever possible.
3) Honesty and integrity in their work as they believe they are their most important asset.

Always Be Your Best Friend

Rachel made a comment about your note "25 Random Things About Me - Earth":

"bes everything that happen into our life is not an accident, it has a purpose and if we dnt see it now, im sure tom will lead us into understanding just keep ur faith in God, and every hard loads that we have will loosen. I always believe that u are a strong person; yes. ...together we dream and together we fail, right?, no matter what the future will bring to us i will always be ur best friend and i promise that i will always be here for u, Even things around u had change u a lot. i love u friend im always praying for u. Believe it or not!hahaha"

Rachel is my best friend since we were in 1st year high school, that is 19 year ago to be exact. I'm a very friendly person but there are very few whom I consider my real and close friends and I believe having a few that is genuine is better than having a lot that are there for companions sake and are fake right?

We are actually thinking of doing business together but are still weighing our options. You know how hard the times are specially with the global recession. Anyway, learning about business options I chance upon Russian stock and it is a bit interesting.

Ever Reliable Flashlight

This 2009 New Year was the most unique celebration my family and I ever had. Aside from the first time not having my dad around it was the first time we welcomed the year without electricity!

Yeah it sucks very much, can you be celebrating without the music and lights? I don't think so.

Armed with only our streamlight in hand me, my sis, my mom and daughter braced going out to visit my brother and celebrate with him even if it was just 10 minutes before 12 midnight and was raining outside.

It was already smoggy outside since some people have lighten their fireworks and it's very dark, but thanks to our very reliable flashlight by streamlight we were able to see the street very clear.

Streamlight has been the most trusted brand when it comes to flashlights and other lighting needs. They have been around since the 1970s and they are the pioneer makers of rechargeable flashlights. Their products are reliable and durable with an exceptional margin of safety. Purchasing one or two for your personal use is a great investment. They are having a sale right now and you can buy one for as low as $24.

Lord, Be My Strength

"Lord, be my strength, be my heart, be my foundation for the day. Let your spirit guide me, because with you, I shall never stray. Amen!"

This was a prayer my friend Maggie sent to me this morning and it made me smile immediately. Having someone think of you everyday to send such a beautiful prayer is very heart warming. Having read this from my phone, she already made me pray. Isn't text messaging great? We connect with friends and strengthen our faith as well as every inspiring message connects us back with God and give us the opportunity to pray despite our hectic days. I hope you prayed with me. Have a blessed day everyone!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gadgets That Can Save Lives

Do you have a loved-one who is in their senior years or with disability and medical condition or children with disability like autism but it's impossible for you to look out for them 24 hours a day.

Well, I chance upon these gadgets that I believe could really save lives and free busy people with their worries about their loved ones when they are away. If I knew such device existed, I wouldn't hesitate to get one before my father passed away so I could be beside him on his death bed and we could have said our goodbyes much better.

He could just wear this gadget and the Medical Alert will immediately send emergency response people and I could have dropped everything that I was doing to be with him. But no, I never knew of this gadget before and it's all done, what I can do is prevent the same to happen again with the family members I live with at the moment.

Being the only "healthy/capable" member of this household at the moment since my sister is abroad, we could use this for my mom who has a high blood pressure and my daughter who has autism. It's like having a live helper around the home to watch over them when I'm not there doing some important errands.

We all know that high blood pressure is dangerous and having your blood pressure too high can make you literally fall. Tele-assist with fall detection triggers when someone falls down and couldn't get up because there is no help around. These can detect if a person have fallen or is not moving and automatically call for help. Even if the user is not able to press the buttons help will be on the way.

The built-in live personal reminder in it is also handy for people who experience memory lapses but needs regular and on time medication. This device reminds the person when it's time for their medicine. Isn't that cool.

It also detects about a persons activity, if for example a person regularly wakes at 7am but during that time the gadget did not detect any movement, it will alarm and will only stop if it will get a response from the person wearing it.

Another gadget my sister would love is this Mobile GPS powered bracelet to keep her at peace and easily keep-in-touch with my mom any time she wishes wherever she is around the world. It can locate people indoors or outdoor and will alarm if the person is away from their safety zone.

This will also give peace to me for my daughter to use as she likes to run away and wander outside. They can easily track her location wherever she would be in case some bad person found her and took her (God forbid) but just a scenario. We all know the incredible rate of missing persons around the world and it's chilling.

The medical alert connects automatically to their 24-hour monitoring center that will dispatch the appropriate help. These gadgets are actually good for people who live alone. Each gadget has a $199.95 deposit, you can choose to try the gadget out for three months for $39.95 a month or for 12 months at $34.95 a month. Not a bad deal I think.

Although they can only be purchased in U.S. and Canada at the moment, their GPS tracking device can used anywhere in the world.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Condo Living ... Soon?

What do you think about living in a two-story 3-bedroom condo unit at a very awesome prime location? I think it's awesome! Dear God, Grant thy wish! I'll be a good girl.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Should I Make The Move?

After purchasing my own domain almost a month ago, I am now seriously thinking of moving to a new web host because I wanted to move away from the free blog platform I am using to get more opportunities.

However, I am still having apprehensions because I don't want to experience the same problem Aerin and some other blogger I know about their blogs because they are always experiencing downtime and that can be very frustrating.

Another reason why I still don't want to make the move is because I don't know how. See, I've been doing all the changes in my blog, from purchasing my domain to designing my blog. They were an easy task to do compare to moving to a new web host since I don't know how the new web host will turn out and if their blogging platform is as user friendly as the one I am currently using.

I am no webmaster and all tweaking I've done with my blog are self-taught. I still need more time to think about getting a new web host, I think I need to prepare myself more before I do this. I should be very careful because I don't want to loose all the data I have in my blog now, that is equal to more than a years work! I will have to read more about the web hosting available in the market today and make sure if ever I decided to change my web host I will get the one which is user friendly and has good times with the up times.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thank God For Medical Assistants

Last week I went to see my daughters pediatrician because I lost her prescription. Unfortunately my doctor just left a few minutes after I arrived and will not be back until the next day. Luckily my doctors medical assistant, Karla, was there and is already familiar with me. So I told her about my problem and she was very helpful and said she will call me as soon as she have a doctor give me the prescription I needed. Just a couple minutes later she was able to give me one. She is heaven sent because my daughters medicine is good for that day , without it she will be restless and fussy, not a good sight!

I think medical assistants are equally as important as nurse and doctor. They keep track of a patients medical records and basically understand some medical terminology. They are the front liners of every practicing doctor, without them I think doctors will be very much confused and would be running amok trying to keep up with their patients records.

Karla said she wanted to be a nurse but because she failed her nursing board exam twice she was forced to find another profession somehow related to it that's why she landed on this job. She said she took a distance learning course in one of the medical assistant schools here in the country since she was already working as a secretary that time but needed an accreditation for this job. I don't know where she could have taken this course but I heard St. Agustine School of Medical Assistants offers this online education option.

She said she wanted to go abroad that time before because she heard job opportunities are great in the U.S. But opted to stay since she was already given good opportunities here by the doctors she worked for.

Distance learning or online education I think is the best way for anyone who wishes to pursue their education or attain accreditation to a certain profession and still continue working. This gives an "online student" the time and prerogative when and when to finish his course. I am actually planning to enroll online for special education and practice what I learn with my daughter.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Celebrity In Their Own Right

You may not know them, but for us who are parents of a child with autism, they are celebrities in their own right and serves as a great inspiration for us.

Enzo, 17 y.o. is now studying at La Salle and is very intelligent and highly articulate person. When he was 3 years old he was diagnosed with learning disabilities and autism. He was non-verbal and not communicating at all. But because of his moms perserverance, learning about autism and teaching her child like any ordinary mom would do to their child, Enzo's brain opened up and now you can't even tell he was different.

Gabby is now 43 and was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when he was already 41. He and his family thought there was something different with him, but because he wasn't treated as unequal as anyone else, he was able to study at a university although he didn't graduate and was able to work for a publishing company for 13 years. He was able to function like any "normal" person can and was productive.

Asperger syndrome is still in the autism spectrum disorder
but they are the higher functioning ones and was even said to be the highly gifted children, genius as they call it. At the discovery of asperger in 1994 they now think Einstein, Da Vinci and Mozart
are among those who have it.

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