Friday, October 29, 2010

Bedroom Fix

I’ve been postponing this for quite some time already. It’s been more than a year since we moved here and our bedroom didn’t change a bit with regards to how the furniture was arranged. And I’ve been thinking to move the bed so I can get more space in the room. I removed two plastic drawers already because I really want a bigger space. Maybe I’ll find time to do it just before Christmas. And hopefully I’ll be able to find some cheap and good bedroom organizers that I can use. Our mattress which is a gift is still in very good condition so I am not in the look out for mattress for sale but instead I would love to avail a very nice and chic closet. Our wardrobes keep on piling up and there is no more space in the built in closet.

But I have to remind my self too that there is always this possibility that we move (again) next year. That’s the problem when you just rent. I just hope we could have our own house soon. Oh my PAGIBIG..I need you!

No Ipad yet

I joined Goldilock's PAGBABAGO contest last September, hoping I could win one of the major prize- the Ipad :) But there were many entries that I personally thought were good so I lost all my hopes after reading all the beautiful entries. And the winners I must say were all deserving. Congratulations to you all, especially to the Ipad winner-I hope it came with insurance for ipads package so at least you'll not worry when it got lost or stolen which I hope would not happen at all.

And as for me, I'll keep joining writing or blogging contest-who know I might be the winner next. And besides it motivates me to learn and improve my writing-and for that I guess I'm winning also.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Inspirational Bible Verses

Am always on the look out for inspirational bible verses, and I do love sharing them in social network sites thus inspiring others too. I love reading christian blogs, reading testimonies, stories about faith of people you do not even know really inspires me. There is this one lady who had cancer while pregnant, it's amazing How God healed her and delivered her from the sickness and now the baby is almost 3 years old. Connecting with other Christian women on the online world has help me in my journey of faith. Sharing thoughts about particular bible scenes, encouraging each other and praying with each other. Internet and blogging has opened new friendship for every individual and for someone like me, it is a blessing to have christian inspirational available every time you need one.

Tacloban Leyte Capitol

Another site to visit when you are in Tacloban is the Leyte Capitol. We were amazed on how beautiful the building is - plus the fact that it's very part of the Philippine history.
Located in the City of Tacloban.

 Photo Credits : Me and my husband using our ever reliable point and shoot camera :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cellphones for sale :

When we were scouting for houses to rent last year, I was directed to I thought I’ll only see house for sale there because it was a buy and sell site. But nope, I also saw a lot of houses and condos for rent. Compare to other sites, you’ll find theirs easy to navigate, like for example, if you want to see houses available, you can tick the box that will bring you exactly to pages you want, it says : for rent : for sale : or wanted to rent thus filtering the search pages for you. I find it hard when they all mixed up together when I only need to see those up for rent.

Now that hubby and I are looking for cheap gadgets, am looking for cheap cellphones for sale actually. I feel I need to change my super old model cellphone now. When I say old, it means it doesn’t even have a camera, not even colored. Just wishing we could buy come December.

Another thing we are thankful for the Internet is stuff like this. It’s so convenient to just browse in the comfort of your home and canvass for the things you need. You can even buy without leaving the house. Of course, as pre caution, you just have to be very careful in dealing with online sellers, there are also bogus and scammers around.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sleep and Skin

I know I am prone to acne and such because of my abnormal sleep hours or the lack of sleep a normal person should have. That explains well the not so good skin I have. But still I try to compensate the lack of sleep with additional liquid intakes hoping it can do a miracle. Anyways I am still thankful I do not have body acne and protruding pimples everywhere. Of course, I’ll try to sleep naman every time I have the chance so it’s like making up for the lost ones. And I look forward to going home to my mom’s this coming weekend. I know I’ll sleep there early.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pole Dancing.Exercise

We used to think that pole dancing is you know a not so good thing for girls. But it is entirely different now. Pole dancing is now another way of exercise and is a sure way to lose belly fat and be sexy!

Ciara Sotto ( an actress) is doing very good at it. I saw her videos in you tube and she's great! My former boss from a previous work is also doing that and lots of celebrities are into it.

I saw a pole one day (during our vacation in Samar) and I posed like this.

And before I can even try to at least climb..I was stopped by my conservative husband.
I just think it is very interesting and very challenging. Don't you?

Friday, October 22, 2010

BPAP International Outsourcing Summit

I know most of you will agree with me that the boom of the BPO Industry here in the Philippines has brought a lot of job and have help a lot of Filipino families here and in the provinces. I have many friends who work in different call center companies and they are all thankful that at least they were given jobs especially those age were already out of the preferred hiring age of companies today. I just hope companies abroad doing the  outsourcing to the Philippines will continue to do so  because as I have said it is helping the economy of the Philippines, providing more jobs thus improving lives of Filipinos. A lot of businesses has sprouted because of the call center jobs, before, you’ll only see convenience store open for 24 hours but now even fast food chains started offering 24/7 services.

I was once attracted to a call center job but I didn’t have the guts then, but now I will surely consider it if ever I lose my current job.

Anyways, the second annual International Outsourcing Summit is happening  this October 26-27 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza. They’ve lined up great speakers from top companies here and abroad. Sure it will be interesting one. You may visit their official website for more information. 4th Media is a media sponsor and Search Profile Index will also be there.

International Outsourcing Summit

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Beauty Talks

I've mention in my other blog that I am looking for anti- wrinkle cream and am thinking if a wrinkle firming lotionis okay.

You know I super envy this beautiful actress whom I thought had a perfect body but I just learned that she just went a process where she had her skin tightened. And I was like..what? I don't see anything ugly or wrong from her body, but well to each her won, anyway she has the money and she has all the right to do whatever she wants to do.

If I have the money, I would have probably been to beauty clinic many times :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Photo Wall

I wanted to have a photo wall in the house. I initially thought of it in our bedroom but up to now, it is not yet done. Thanks to my ever industrious husband who keeps on postponing doing it. Last year, I've got several picture frames as a gift (because I've included that in my wish list) and I already filled it with different pictures of us from different places we've been too. I know it's not as beautiful as those of Autographed NFL quarterback framed pictures but I am so looking forward to having it fixed in the "photo wall".

I guess I have to bug the husband to do that soon!.


You cannot avoid pain but you can choose to overcome it - Paolo Coelho

And I so agree that you really can not avoid it, as you do not know when it is coming. You can not even prepare for it.

Don't you wish you know how painful it is going to be so you could at least get ready for it?

Would anyone be ready of the pain of giving birth to a lifeless baby? And at the first place..can you call it “giving birth” - while birth is antonym of death?

We can not avoid pain..

But I hope we can overcome it as soon as possible.

I wish my friend will find comfort in knowing that we are here for them.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Need To Stay Awake

It's 1:36 AM and I still have to finish lots of take home work form the office. I need to be awake. I already had a cup of coffee and my eyes are already retiring but I can't sleep just yet.

I guess I have to have another cup. The Lord bless me that I don't suffer from any bad effects (like some of phentermine side effects) from having too much caffeine in my body. And yet, I don't think another cup  would be enough to keep my eyes wide open. This was a very long day and I am already tired to the fullest extent.

What else can I do to keep me awake and functioning as well?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

San Juanico Bridge

I have learned about this famous bridge since I was in grade school and I have since longed to see this bridge. I finally saw it for real last week. It was beautiful and it looks amazing! And even if I didn't set foot on it literally (we just passed by and I took some photos) it still feels great to be able to able to personally take picture of it.

It's not as long as I expected but I think walking through it everyday will beat even the best weight loss pills you are have ever had.
 view from the bridge

Info from wikipedia:

The San Juanico Bridge, part of the Pan-Philippine Highway, stretches from Samar to Leyte across the San Juanico Strait in the Philippines. Its longest length is a steel girder viaduct built on reinforced concrete piers, and its main span is of an arch-shaped truss design. With a total length of 2.16 kilometers (1.34 mi), it is the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning a body of seawater. It is considered one of the most beautifully-designed bridges in Philippines, having been designed by renowned architect Juanito Isko Balunbalunan, a once obscure architect from Tacloban City until the completion of the bridge and the fame for which it was later known.

The bridge has 43 spans and medium size boats can pass beneath its large main arch the top of which rises 41 meters above the sea.Designed by engineer Arvin Valderama and Christian Meynard Barnal, construction commenced in 1969 over San Juanico Strait from Cabalawan, Tacloban City to the municipality of Santa Rita, Samar, with completion in 1973.

The Candaba Viaduct of Pampanga Province which forms part of the North Luzon Expressway is longer, but being a land bridge crossing a few streams, ponds, and a swamp which usually fills in rainy weather, is less impressive.

Connecting Tacloban City on the Leyte side and Santa Rita town on the Samar side, it offers many picturesque views, especially of the San Juanico Strait with its thousand whirlpools as well as the islets of the province. It is approximately 10 minutes from downtown Tacloban City and is accessible by passenger jeepney, bus, motorcab or private vehicle.

Construction of the 21.9 million-dollar bridge was contracted to the Construction and Development Corporation of the Philippines (now the Philippine National Construction Corporation), which together with Japanese engineers conducted studies and designed the actual project.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Shrimp and Crabs

 When we were in Samar, we feasted with shrimp and crabs in everyday.

Shrimps are priced P80 to P100 per kilo and the crabs 100.00 / kilo. They were a lot cheaper so we ate all we can during our stay there. And we had buko also everyday. We just asked some hubby's cousins to get it from lots of coconut trees around.
What a wonderful vacation indeed. Right now, I am craving with that crabs again.So before I drool here, I leave you now and search for that Velo binding for the office. Enjoy the pictures everyone!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We are back!

I’m back!

I missed blogging and I missed my online world! Five days of no television/no news/no internet/not even a radio, it was very laid back but we loved it. It is rest indeed.

We went boating and swimming under the sun for two days, sunburned skin we had but as I have said it is okay (at least there’s whitening lotion and acne treatment available if ever) we enjoyed our vacation and we had loads of fun. Waking up with the all the greens besides you is wonderful. 

Who wouldn't enjoy this scenery? 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Keeping a personal health record

I know people who keeps personal health record for so many reasons, one, to keep track of whatever medical problems you have had, to have a ready list of whatever medicines were administered to you and if you have allergic reactions to some kind. Isn’t it a breeze when you go to a doctor and you will just hand him your record and see from there what medicines they should not give you?

An acquaintance of mine years ago was brought to the emergency room and while having trouble breathing, she has to enumerate all the medicines she’s allergic to, so they will not give it to her and bring more troubles to her. It would have been easier for her if she had her PHR right?

Now, it is even much easier because there is now a digital health record, it is a small chip (like USB’s) and you can carry it with you all the time and if emergency arises, doctors can just plugged it into pc and then they’ll be able to view your health records. It will definitely save lives because it will give the doctors more time treating the patient rather than wasting precious time checking the patient’s medical history.

A “very special heart” made it even stylish, they designed a heart shaped pendant, a key chain or a purse which makes it even easier to carry with you all the time.

I want one :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Balloon Arch

Arch balloons from Caley's 1st birthday

Hcg diet

To all my dieting friends and colleges, I just want to ask you, has anyone of you tried the hcg diet? If yes, in what form? Is it the hcg injections or the oral hcg? What works best for you? I guess for people who are afraid of needles, the oral hcg is the best choice. Why did you choose hcg? Do you think it really works? Because if you are familiar with it, they say that it’s the quickest way to loose weight. As a matter of fact it offers different kinds that will depend on how much weight you want to lose. Do you want to lose 40+ pounds or 20-40 pounds? (In my case, the 40+ pounds)

Well, like any other diet pills or programs, it also tells you to at least watch what you eat and do exercise. Which is the basic thing you have to do if you want to lose weight right?

So, if you have tried this one, please let me know your thoughts.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Do you have Health Insurance?

We’ve been talking about health insurance in the office lately, we do not have HMO plans and last year we didn’t have our annual physical check-up too which was being done for the previous years. Cost cutting maybe. Most of us agree though that we need health insurance, few of my office mates have them and they said it’s worth it. I still do not think we can afford it now but I am hoping to get one for hubby. I just hope it is as good as health insurance in nc and not so pricey. For me, I’ll be contented with my SSS benefits from the government.

Recent Pictures of "us"

I think we both need new wardrobes (me especially). Him also of course, the one he’s wearing was bought last December if I remember it right, he chose it by himself, he always does whenever we are scheduled to buy clothes for him. men's clothing is not my specialty but still he asks for my thoughts before he finally buys it.

We both need to lose weight.
We both look so sleep deprived
We both look happy.
And yes we are HAPPY.

Pictures taken last Thursday. September 30,2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Preparing for Tacloban trip

Checklist / things to do

It’s only 4 days before we leave and yet I haven’t done anything yet. So I am taking this note to remind my self of the things I have to do. Not that it’s a grand trip and we don’t even need a ncstar binoculars but just want to be ready.

1. Look for cheap but nice hotel to stay in for at least two nights. (I’ve been searching actually but haven’t decided yet.
2. Draft our travel itinerary ( don’t want to depend on the husband even if it is his
3. Separate stuff to pack in the traveling bag
4. Buy shades (lost mine a month ago)
5. Check weather for the next five days in Tacloban
6. Check/Search about Tacloban Airport (at least get my self familiar)

Got to make my self excited :)

Scrubs that make you feel beautiful!

Healthcare uniform now has evolved from just plain white to a very wide collection of colorful and fashionable scrubs. As a matter of fact, you can now see more stores offering scrubs than before which means it is growing. I love them actually, it’s not boring and if you are sick and confined in the hospital, don’t you want some colors around you so you won’t feel gloomy and sick right? offers discount medical scrubs and they offer free shipping too, if you’re bored with your usual uniform, you take a look at their collection and you’ll never look at scrubs the same way again. I guess when you like what you wear going to work, you’re somewhat motivated to go to work too.

Their medical scrub pants are gorgeous! And the scrub hats are so in fashion. I would definitely want one if I’m in the medical industry. As they have said….finally a scrub that made you feel and look beautiful!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday-Fill ins

1. My back aches most of the time. Need to do some exercise and get Calcuim vitamins.

2. I don't think I've ever been wild.

3. Leaves are falling all around,in the front of our apartment and obviously we need some cleaning.

4. I so dislike someone (especially my hubby) when he is into forgetfulness.

5. Healing is from within.

6. Playing Luxor is what I've been up to lately!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to attending the prayer meeting, tomorrow my plans include sleeping late but that's gonna be plans only because I have to go to work and Sunday, I want to visit my two nephews in San Mateo, Rizal!

Working tomorrow and Medicare

I usually say TGIF during Fridays but today was an exemption. Why? Because I have to report to work tomorrow which is Saturday and it sucks. I can't say NO this time. The boss needs us and because we all want this to be over soon.

On a happy and positive note, that would mean an additional pay so I think I just have to look at that so I'll be happy and smiling coming here tomorrow.

And before I go back to work, anyone needs help with their health insurance or anybody looking for some kind of Medicare part D plans or Social Security disability insurance? You might want to look at and see if they can assist you. I know how hard it is to claim such and I guess it would be better if you get help.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!