Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Parties

How many Christmas parties you have to attend to every Christmas season? One, two, four or even more than that? Honestly, do you enjoy each party or you just have no options but to be there like company Christmas parties.

I'd thought of that because I'm actually thinking of the parties we have to attend this year and all the food we are to eat, goodluck to those who are in a diet, this season is the time to break anyways, you can always buy adipex diet pill after the food season and start dieting again.

I am expecting at least four parties this year and that's fine with me. I don't think I can handle more than that. The company Christmas party is already exhausting because of it always had a theme.

So how many parties are you expecting?

I am in Tagaytay

Hi everyone! here in Tagaytay and been here since Friday for a friend's wedding which I coordinated. The wedding was at Sonya's garden and it's beautiful!! Sonya's place is always beautiful, so romantic and enchanting specially at night. I'll post pictures when my friends who have their camera uploaded theirs, you see I don't have pictures because our digicam is with the husband. I enjoyed the fresh green salad again from Sonya's and the pasta, for sure me and my friends will be needing slim pills to shed all the extra pounds we will get for staying here, it's quite cold, calm and quiet, perfect ambiance for us to eat all the bulalo we can eat.haha!

Anyways, we're here at MC mountain home apartelle and I'm gonna do a review or sort when I get back to Manila which is this afternoon.

Enjoy your long weekend people!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Paypal Wishlist

Have you seen my paypal wish list in facebook? If not you may click HERE to see it. Not that I'll ask you to buy me a gift from that list because those are all super expensive. Will just ask you to check it out and see what I want. You may create your own paypal wish list too and if you do that you'll have the chance to earn extra dollars. Try it, nothing to lose. Here's what I listed there.

Blackberry Smart Phone

Thailand Grand Diamond Suites

Espresso Machine

LCD TV or Samsung HDTV

Apple Macbook

So there you go, how about you? Are you done with your wishlist?

Stiil counting

Hubby's supposed to go home today from Malaysia and the counting must have been over by now but guess what it's still 12 days to go, oh I don't count it that much now. It's a pretty long story and I don't want to blog about it, actually don't have the strength to write about it. Obviously he extended his stay and we fought, we argued over phone and over yahoo and facebook chat a lot of times about his extension and I must say this is the worst we've ever been into.

A friend told me that I should try to look at the bright side of it but at first I really couldn't see what's bright about it, but we were able to sort things out now. God is so good to us that He didn't let us stumble.

Honestly, it was devastating and I'm beginning to get depressed, It's actually the first time that I lost appetite one day and then emotionally eat a lot the next day. Good thing it's back to normal now, if that didn't stop I can imagine how big would I be. And I would probably need a weight loss austin wellness clinic is offering, well in fact I can't afford any health related expenses now.

but yeah, GOD IS SO GOOD!!! great counselor, great comforter, peace giver, a real friend.

I am OK now but still counting the days.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lose weight as seen on tv

I lost some weight and I am on my usual regular meal diet and I didn’t add any activities to my routine but yeah I did lost some pounds not that I have that perfect Contour Abs because that is still far from reality but am quite happy I lost some.. Probably it is because of lack of sleep because I have not been sleeping regularly since last week. My sleeping habits has gone wild again, there was even a time that I slept at around 4 AM and woke up at 6:45 AM and went to office. I’m a walking zombie. I’m a walking fat zombie.

I really need to have some serious exercise or physical activities for me to lose weight properly, and I am wishing I could buy a Total Gym or something like that this Christmas so I can do it at home in my most convenient time. If not, I think the Slendertone system to tone my abs and muscles will also be fine.

Should I need to include that then on my wish list this Christmas? Or I’ll just go ahead and buy one for myself when the bonus comes in. Would it be worth the hard earned money I’ll spend? Hopefully yes ad hopefully I’ll use it as often as I can.

What do you think of online advertising?

Have you heard of Coca-cola’s biggest social media and online PR campaign? According to status media’s blog “The company (Coca cola) is to send a team of three people around the World, through 206 countries, over the course of a year, with one mission: to find out what makes people happy.” You can read the whole news in this digital agency site.

Social media is media designed to be disseminated through social interaction, created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media uses Internet and web-based technologies to transform broadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many). (Wikipedia)

Social media has really gone a long way. Imagine it is now being used by big brands to advertise and campaign for their products. Why not? These guys knew where their clients are, millions of people around the world uses internet and social sites such as facebook, twitters and others. You have a captured audience there.

Here in Manila, politicians took advantage of these social sites for the upcoming election. I can see everywhere in the net ads of different person obviously running for some positions in 2010 election. I wonder how much would their expenses be? Hoping they will not get it from the people’s wealth once they win.

Anyways, the blog where I found the coca cola’s campaign is also specialist in cpa network advertising. If you have a business and you wants to advertise online, you might find them helpful, they will surely be of help in terms of sales increase and . They also do the following;
*Co-branding and co-registration
*Direct response advertising
*Competition and survey paths
*Search and content affiliates

I’m actually looking for ways on how to advertise our chocolate fondue business and I guess I will go for online advertising. Hoping it will give us more clients next year. What do you think?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Diamonds are FOREVER

Feast your eyes with these beautiful diamonds girls. This engagement ring is super nice! look like the one I have but obviously don't have diamonds in it.
And these wedding rings are simply gorgeous!! I still dream of buying our dream wedding dream and I hope after ten years of being married we can have that rings already.
I love the gold one which is also cheaper than the white gold. Nice no?

Drive carefully

It's been 2 months since I bought the insurance for hubby because of the motorbike and because we cannot afford any additional expenses more so of hospital expenses (knock on wood) and some legal expenses like hiring someone as good as San Jose motorcycle accident attorney so I opted to get the insurance even though it is out of our budget.

Statistics will attest that motorcycle accidents are rampant especially on major high ways and I praise God that we are spared, it's been more than 2 years since we have the bike and we never met any accident so far, yes the dear husband is very much careful in his driving but then accident is an accident. I just want to at least get that feeling of somehow when it happens you have something to fall back on.

So please to all motorcycle drivers out there. DRIVE CAREFULLY!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

3 years and 7 months ago

and I know greater things are yet to come!! :))

Sad Saturday

It's weekend but it's a different weekend. I don't know it's been 5 days since hubs left, at this stage I'm supposed to be like getting the hang of it but to tell you honestly it's getting harder as the days passed by. I just really hope he will listen to my cries and get back home on the 26rth as scheduled.

It's hard when you have nothing, I mean it's different when you have a child to take care of but I don't even have a pet at home, I know it's me who is against of having one, he wants a cat but I said no and besides I think of all the pet supplies we have to buy and no we can't have it but I am thinking otherwise now.

He's supposed to be here on Thursday (if he listened) and that's 5 more days. If not he'll be here on the 8th of December and I don't want to count the days anymore. I'll be lost.

For the meantime, I have to while the hour browsing and playing and working just to get my mind off from him.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day 3

Just in case you're new to this blog and wondering what I am counting for, it's the day dear husband left for a short mission trip somewhere in Malaysia (of course I knew where).

He rang me last night, thank heavens for the goodness of our Ninong's heart. Anyways, he said they have loads of schedule, teaching musical instruments, visiting churches and not visiting auto accessories stores or malls. At the tone of his voice he seems liking loving it actually, and that he even asked me to pray about him extending the stay until the big event which I guess they will play on November 26 and 27.

Guess what I said back? told him am not going to pray for bad.

I'm sure he will learn a lot from this trip and maybe when he gets back he'll knows best the direction we have to take with regards to us being missionaries.

It's day 3, 8 more days to go.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

1st Night

9 more nights to go..

I have two lovely girls sleeping in the room with me so it shouldn't be that sad. But honestly I'm missing my husband very much and he will only be away for 10 nights, eleven days.

I can't imagine how hard it must be for a wife or husband to work abroad and leave someone on the other side of the world. I super duper salute you all!!

But I am not as tough as you are.

I do not want this to happen again..and i do hope this short separation will do us good somehow. LEARN.REFLECT.MEDITATE.PLAN

mahal, uwi ka na..hehe! the room is not the same without you. Love you!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Separation anxiety?

It's 5:09 AM and I am still awake, why? maybe having separation anxiety, why again? because dear husband is leaving today for a short term mission trip to Malaysia.

For eleven days or ten nights.

I'll start counting the nights tonight and I'll see what stuff I'll do to make the days goes as fast as it can be.

Cheesy as you may say because it's only for eleven days but you see we've never been apart this long since we got married three years ago.

And the thought of sleeping and waking up without him beside is so....well, can not even say the exact word.

I'll be lonely for eleven days for sure.

Friday, November 13, 2009

8 fat fighting foods

Saw this article from written by Veronica Byrd and thought of sharing it to you also. Although most of them are not on a regular meal here because an average individual like me can't afford it, there are still some that I know we can have on a regular basis like oranges and sweet potatoes.

here they are;

Almonds Almond joy! Dieters who ate 3 ounces of these nuts every day reduced their weight and body-mass index by a solid 18 percent compared with an 11 percent drop in the no-nut group, a study in the International Journal of Obesity found. Almonds are high in alpha-linolenic acid, which can speed the metabolism of fats. Stick to 12 per serving.

Berries Vitamin C–loaded fruit such as strawberries and raspberries can help you sizzle up to 30 percent more fat during exercise, suggests research from Arizona State University at Mesa. Blend a vinaigrette of 1 cup berries and ¼ cup balsamic vinegar.

Cinnamon This spice could make your waistline nice. Sprinkling ¼ teaspoon on your food may prevent a postmeal insulin spike—this increase normally occurs after you eat and “signals the body that it should store fat rather than burn it,” explains Lauren Slayton, R.D., of New York City. Add a dash to your oatmeal, yogurt or coffee.

Mustard Hello, yellow. The spice that gives mustard its color, turmeric, may slow the growth of fat tissues, a study in the journal Endocrinology notes. Eighty-six mayo in favor of any mustard; sprinkle turmeric on cauliflower and roast for a tangy side.

Oranges Prevent pound creep with this citrus star: It contains fat-torching compounds called flavones. Women who ate the most flavones had a significantly lower increase in body fat over a 14-year period, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds. Snack on slices or drink freshly squeezed OJ (with pulp!) for the biggest payback.

Soybeans These green gems are rich in choline, a compound that blocks fat absorption and breaks down fatty deposits. Add ½ cup edamame to a salad.

Sweet potatoes Trade up to sweet taters. They’re high in fiber, which means no drastic insulin jumps and thus less fat packed onto your hips. Bake a small sweet potato—think of two bars of soap as a portion size—and top with a dollop of lowfat or nonfat cottage cheese.

Swiss cheese Holy cow: “Calcium-rich foods reduce fat-producing enzymes and increase fat breakdown,” says Michael B. Zemel, Ph.D., director of the Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Put toe to toe with some of its cheesy counterparts, Swiss is a heavy hitter in the calcium department; layer a slice on a lunchtime sandwich, or stack some on high-fiber crackers.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

looking for discounts?

There’s another seat sale on going at Cebu Pacific site, this time it’s 50% off from domestic and some international flights. I checked and you can get a round trip ticket to Singapore for only 3800 pesos. But knowing me, I still don’t find it affordable because I’m used to really cheap tickets. Remember our ticket to Macau? That’s less than 500 pesos. And our latest from Cebu cost us only 450 round trips for each person.

Howell, besides from checking cheap flights this morning, I happen to check this site also that offers a lot of nice car accessories, from floor mats to grills, dash kits and many more item. A lot of cars was damaged by the typhoon Ondoy so I hope they can check here and be able to buy with discounts. Who wouldn’t want a discount from everything you buy right? Again, these are hard times and it is best to buy on sale or those who offer discounts.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hubby is leaving

me for almost two weeks, we prayed about it because I don't want him to go when he first told me this but if it's God's will then let THY will be done.

He'll be joining a group of musicians for a short term mission trip to Malaysia, that's why I've been scouring for cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu but to no avail. I checked Cebu Pacific this afternoon and a round trip ticket cost is at 7,200 something and another 200.00 if you get the travel insurance , forget though if it's travel medical insurance or just an insurance.

Anyways, we didn't book him yet and yes they plan to leave on the 15th. As I ahve said if this is God's will the He will make a way.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dear John

It’s very seldom that I finished a book in one sitting more so if I read on Sunday evening knowing I have to get up early the following morning but Nicholas Sparks’ “Dear John” was now an exemption. I couldn’t put the book down. And I am not ashamed to tell you that I really cried even long after I put it down. I needed to talk to somebody after reading it so I woke up poor dear husband and told him about it. He seems not surprised though because half awake he managed to ask some questions about it maybe not wanting to disappoint me. :)

It is painful and yet it is beautiful knowing that it is true love. Sacrificing your happiness for the one you cared for. It’s really something.

I wish though that it was a happy ending but then again real life is not all happy ending right?

I can’t wait to see the movie which is set to release on February but I think it will be here March. Can’t get over watching the trailer, it’s like I knew all the scene, the bag falling in the deep water, the rain at the house Savannah was building, Tim’s nose, the letters. I’m sure it is a tearjerker like all Nicholas novel.

Natural cleansing

Do you think you need a colon cleanse and you can't afford the expensive program that most of the colon cleanse reviews you have read? because I know you ave read that a lot of procedure can be done. Well, we can do it the natural way and for my opinion is the safest.

1. Eat a lot of fruits - I am not a fruit person but I try to convince my self to have it even once in my meal per day. I'm sure you have heard how wonderful are the fruits for our body. Don't be like me. eat a lot of fruits if you can.

2. Drink a lot of water- What I do so I won't forget to drink water from time to time is that I get a glass full of water and then put it in my table so even when I don't fele thirsty when I see that glass of water I drink and then refill it when it's done. If you do not drink a lot of water everyone will tell that you have or you will have a problem in the future.

3. Vegetables - broccolli, cabbage, garlics and a lot more. You can have a vegetable diet (which i tried for one week) and I must say it was good but I work everyday and I feel hungry and of course we still need

4. Fibers - so don't forget to include that in your everyday meal too.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Our elctricity bill

I don't want to sound as if I am complaining (but I admit I do) because it's also my desire to get /move to a place we can call our home, it's been three months now, we are enjoying it b ut n ot the bills that comes with it. hehe! I don't know why our electricity bill is so high well in fact we don't have air conditioning unit naman. Times like this I wished we had looked for apartments for rent that are way cheaper. But as I have said, I want this and so I just have to work hard for it.

Would you know any tips on how to cut down on electricity bill? I think it's the water pump that gives us that head ache. Now I am thinking if we can get away with that pump.

At the house, we have fridge, 3 electric fans (but we only get to used them when we're home,mostly on evenings) a TV -we don't watch TV shows so often too, 1 laptop for Andrew and Carmel and 1 desktop for us, a rice cooker and a washing machine, we do the laundry once a week . Our bill last month was 1,900 while last September it was only 1,400. I just hope it will not go up na this month.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Hubby and I were invited yesterday to attend a dedication and first birthday party at SM Storyland (Las Pinas) and we enjoyed it :) it is so nice to be kid once again. me and hubby had that ride all you can tag and although most of the rides are meant for the kids only, we rode some of them, roller coaster, bump cars and the bee and the boat like cradle :)

It was a nice party :) we also enjoyed the food from ALBA catering. forget about all the diet and appetite suppressants. We had a second serving of everything, that's how we enjoyed it.Thank you Ate Lorie and Kuya Ferdie for inviting us! Happy Birthday again Justin!!

Wait let me show you some pictures

Hubby at the bump car

the party room

with the two beautiful girls in our church

lining up at the bump car station with some more beauties minus me!!

If ever I have kid someday and we have money..I'll choose the same kind of place for a party, because kids super enjoyed it!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Our balloon works

Without any formal training, we can now make balloon arch, pillars, flower balloon, ceiling balloon and others :) So if you are looking for a very cheap (as in really inexpensive) balloon decor just message me!!!

balloon pillar from baby Caley's dedication

this we made for our boss's birthday last July at Rockwell

arch for our praisin kid's town event

(my first try-sample only)

I enjoy doing this so I wanted to make this a real home base business, hopefully one of us, either hubby or me can attend a formal training soon. And of course we have also now a chocolate fountain. I just do not know how am I going to handle this because I still have a regular day job, I do my online work at night and here's another work mostly on weekend, I don't think I don't need to go on diet with the stuff I and will do but have to watch it still.

Again, for those who want a very affordable balloon decor for your christmas parties or any events just send me a message. :)

Learn. Compare. Save

Short and simple but good for us if we do that. I got it actually from a website that offers Medicare supplement. And I thought it is very much applicable not only in shopping and buying things we need but in some areas of our lives also.

Like when I go to grocery store, I learn (read) what is written on the label, nutrition facts or ingredients then I compare it to cheaper brand and then knowing that it is the same then I’ll buy the cheap one, so I Save.

Sure it takes time but it’s worth it. Every penny saved is important and it is still savings. Every cents count. I used to say that to dear husband so often now he gets it and when I do buy something that is a little bit pricey than we used to, he’ll remind me of that.

So guys..
Learn. Compare and Save


Sale season is here!! As in everywhere I go I see a "SALE" sign on most of the establishments, Sigh, if only I have extra money I'll start buying those Christmas gifts na, ToysRUs in cash and carry is on sale up to 70% off and I found some good stuff when I went to look yesterday, unfortunately it will last only 'till November 8.

But I'm still hoping I can go to Bench warehouse sale this year, according to my yahoo group it's worth going to. I plan to buy the gifts for my big nephews there and some friends.

Even in the internet, sale is everywhere from clothes to shoes and even breeches, books and many more.

In this time of year, you would think you really need money so you can shop while items are on sale.

Again, if I am only rich.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas decor

We're putting on Christmas decors soon!! and I can't wait, as I have said in my other blog, I'm excited because this will be the first time in this apartment. We will use most of our old decors from the previous year but I think we need to buy Christmas outdoor lights.

I hope we can do that this weekend which I only hope because we have one children's party to attend too this Saturday.

I don't want to say I am busy because I know I can find time for it.

I'm thinking of what colors would be nice this Christmas, I had blue and silver when I first had my tree. Would you think green and gold would be nice? or red and gold?

Photo source : here

Random Thoughts at 12:31 AM matter what you do, life is not perfect

...we always have a choice

good marriage doesn't mean they don't argue or fight...

it's ok to cry..especially when you feel like it, you need it. (been crying since last week)

and don't forget to laugh too and smile

whatever situation we have..bad or worst or whatever..remember that "this too shall pass"

NEVER, NEVER keep your anger inside..let go, find an outlet, release it..but don't bottled it..sooner or will explode if you do that.

learn to forgive...

and to FORGET.