Saturday, October 18, 2008

Lakeview Terrace

About a week ago, I watched Lakeview Terrace in the theatre with a girlfriend. Boy I had a good time watching the movie and I definitely recommend it to everyone. For me, the movie is quite true to some of the cops out there. I mean, they do what he does in the movie for real.

And being nosy is NOT a good attitude at all. You will learn why in this movie, hehehe. It's a good movie though...

Have a nice saturday everyone!

Shop! Shop! Shop!

A couple of months ago, a very good friend of mine went to Hong Kong to visit her husband. He had his some kind of training for his job at their main branch office. And guess what was the first thing she told me when she came back home? Hong Kong is a good place to shop! She really had a good time and enjoyed herself. Nice to be at the place just to go shopping huh! That's something to think about IF we ever get to HongKong. LOL.

But I tell you, to be able to shop online from the comfort of our own home is much easier than falling in line in the middle of crowd. And that's what I do most of the time, especially if I find good deals and coupons on the site. It's just more convenient for the entire family, you know.

Most of the online stores these days offers very low shipping. Sometime when you purchase a good amount from the site, you can get free shipping too! It's just like shopping in the store but avoiding the crowd and grouchy cashiers and customer service too, stuff like that. Definitely no sweating! That's a big plus.

Friday, October 10, 2008

A few weeks ago...

Hubby and I went to the mall and had a shopping day for him. I already had mine a week before that so it was his turn. I bought him pants, shirts, socks and a rockport shoes. Oh and several ties too. We had to wait a couple days to get his shoes coz the style he wanted was not available in the store. It is though from another branch so they have to have it shipped to our house.

And the shoes arrived. Looked great and felt good in his feet, he said. I think all leather feels good anyway, doesn't it? Oh God I love leathers, heheh!

One day while he was in the meeting, he noticed his shoes has a little crack at the bottom. It's peeling off the sole of it. And he wants to return it and have it replaced, lol. I told him I am not sure if they will replace it though and he said "yes, they will, they better". Hahaha! So, I think we're going back to the mall tonight and have it replaced.

Good luck to us, lol.

Shop Wiki

Shopping is one of the many things I love to do. Can be in the mall or any shopping center or do it online. To shop online for me though is much easier and more convenient. I can find anything and almost everything with my coffee and pajama on.

When I shop for home improvement in my house, I always check the good deals online first. Especially with all those discounts you see, oh I love it! Most of the time, I get free shipping coz I met the minimum amount of purchase. Not to mention they give free gifts too once in awhile. Isn't that so nice.

I find this online store that has a variety of everything. You don't need to go anywhere else coz you will see everything in here. They have give away too, wow! I am sure I will be a constant customer on this site, I tell you. In fact, I am already browsing the site. Looking for a new digital camera that I can bring with us when we go visit home. Oh my God, I am so excited for our new digicam.

I definitely recommend this store to anybody. You'll be glad you did, folks.

On the vessel now

The boxes we sent for my family to Philippines finally left Long Beach, Ca. The vessel departed the other day, yey! It will be long before it gets there but I'm excited for them to receive it. :-)

On the other hand, I slept almost the whole day today. Can you tell I have just woken up? Lol! I wanna read news for a little while, probably find something to eat too. My husband told me he made a sandwich grilled cheese earlier for both of us but I was sleeping so, I think my part is still in the fridge, hehe. Will go hunt for it soon.

I'll be visiting some blogs too, after I read the news. So, I'll see you in a little bit, folks!

Have a wonderful early Friday morning! :-)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I have known my mom as a great cook. My father and my brothers always love mom's cooking. I would say it's her natural ability. She didin't go to school for that nor attended any certification class. I would love for her to get a degree from any culinary school one day, God willing. I'd love her to be trained by a professional who specialized in culinary art. There are several types of culinary careers that direct food preparation and plan cooking activities in commercial kitchens and restaurants. Chefs are typically employed in restaurants, hotels, bakeries, food commissaries, catering companies, cruise ships, healthcare institutions, vacation resorts and similar establishments.

Going to culinary school is one way to become a chef, and it will certainly increase the potential employability of someone who would like to pursue a career in professional kitchens, like my mother. I want her to be a culinarian. A person working in the culinary arts. I know how she wanted to be a real chef in fine restaurants or own one, even though she's already the best chef we ever got in the family.

Culinary artists are responsible for skillfully preparing meals that are as pleasing to the palate as to the eye. Increasingly they are required to have a knowledge of the science of food and an understanding of diet and nutrition. They work primarily in restaurants, fast food chain store franchises, delicatessens, hospitals and other institutions. I believe my mother can do all these but I would love for her to get certified and fully skilled. I hope she can get her degree soon.

Shiraz Wine

A glass of wine every day is good for our health. Shiraz is one of my favorites. It is the leading grape of Australia and the classic red grape of the northern Rhone Valley of France (where it is known as syrah). It is also grown throughout southern France.

In the late 1980s and 1990s, California vintners also became increasingly fascinated by the grape which is now grown in many parts of California. The wine often has an unmistakable whiff of white pepper along with wild gamey, boysenberry flavors. Shiraz grapes have a characteristically deep purple color that is reflected in their wine.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Many individuals I know personally started their nursing career as an LPN or LVN. Which I probably would do in the future. I am not sure weather I'll go for it or not. It's on my list of courses I would like to take, but not on top of everything.

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) works closely with patients in various health care settings to maintain and provide them basic medical care. They are generally supervised by registered nurses (RNs) as they assess patients, check routine vital signs, administer medication and aid in other simple medical procedures.

LPN can be completed as little as 7 months to 1 year for a hospital certificate, or you can obtain a LPN degree in two years from a community college, trade school or from any accredited lpn school. You will also need to pass the NCLEX-PN certificate examination to become nationally certified. When comparing licensed practical nursing schools, it's a good idea to ask what sort of training the schools provide to prepare you for the LPN certification exam. As a licensed practical nurse (and vocational nurse), you can earn up to $35,000 a year upon graduation, depending on where you're located and what type of medical facility you work in. In most cases, salaries for licensed practical nurses in large metropolitan hospitals tend to be higher than salaries for LPNs in nursing homes. LPNs can also continue their studies to become a registered nurse, as many nursing colleges offer transitional course that specialized LPN-to-RN degree programs.

Health Tips

I read this article somewhere on the net and I thought I would share it to everyone.

1. Move More
Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move your body. Climb stairs if given a choice between that and escalators or elevators. Walk your dog; chase your kids; toss balls with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it's a stress buster. Think 'move' in small increments of time. It doesn't have to be an hour in the gym or a 45-minute aerobic dance class or tai chi or kickboxing. But that's great when you're up to it. Meanwhile, move more. Thought for the day: Cha, Cha, Cha…. Then do it!

2. Cut Fat
Avoid the obvious such as fried foods, burgers and other fatty meats (i.e. pork, bacon, ham, salami, ribs and sausage). Dairy products such as cheese, cottage cheese, milk and cream should be eaten in low fat versions. Nuts and sandwich meats, mayonnaise, margarine, butter and sauces should be eaten in limited amounts. Most are available in lower fat versions such as substitute butter, fat free cheeses and mayonnaise. Thought for the day: Lean, mean, fat-burning machine…. Then be one!

3. Quit Smoking
The jury is definitely in on this verdict. Ever since 1960 when the Surgeon General announced that smoking was harmful to your health, Americans have been reducing their use of tobacco products that kill. Just recently, we've seen a surge in smoking in adolescents and teens. Could it be the Hollywood influence? It seems the stars in every movie of late smoke cigarettes. Beware. Warn your children of the false romance or 'tough guy' stance of Hollywood smokers. Thought for the day: Give up just one cigarette…. the next one.

4. Reduce Stress
Easier said than done, stress busters come in many forms. Some techniques recommended by experts are to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like. (i.e.,Soak in a hot tub; walk on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a friend; play with your dog; listen to soothing music; watch a funny movie. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. Meditate. Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible. Thought for the day: When seeing red, think pink clouds….then float on them.

5. Protect Yourself from Pollution
If you can't live in a smog-free environment, at least avoid smoke-filled rooms, high traffic areas, breathing in highway fumes and exercising near busy thoroughfares. Exercise outside when the smog rating is low. Exercise indoors in air conditioning when air quality is good. Plant lots of shrubbery in your yard. It's a good pollution and dirt from the street deterrent. Thought for the day: 'Smoke gets in your eyes'…and your mouth, and your nose and your lungs as do pollutants….hum the tune daily.

6. Wear Your Seat Belt
Statistics show that seat belts add to longevity and help alleviate potential injuries in car crashes. Thought for the day: Buckle down and buckle up.

7. Floss Your Teeth
Recent studies make a direct connection between longevity and teeth flossing. Nobody knows exactly why. Perhaps it's because people who floss tend to be more health conscious than people who don't? Thought for the day: Floss and be your body's boss.

8. Avoid Excessive Drinking
While recent studies show a glass of wine or one drink a day (two for men) can help protect against heart disease, more than that can cause other health problems such as liver and kidney disease and cancer. Thought for the day: A jug of wine should last a long time.

9. Keep a Positive Mental Outlook
There's a definitive connection between living well and healthfully and having a cheerful outlook on life. Thought for the day: You can't be unhappy when you're smiling or singing.

10. Choose Your Parents Well
The link between genetics and health is a powerful one. But just because one or both of your parents died young in ill health doesn't mean you cannot counteract the genetic pool handed you.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fashion Design

Designing is one of the most important aspects of the fashion world. In fact, everything revolves around designs. I was wondering how those fashion designers learned their best and made it into practice and became a successful one. I think it's a good career and a business too. Fashion design is a highly competitive job market, education level can make the difference between otherwise equally qualified candidates. In fact, education makes the individual more appealing job candidate in any field.

I believe no matter how talented a person is, fashion design school can be a valuable experience. It can give you opportunities to make industry contacts, polish your construction techniques and learn new fashion design software and programs. It will also help you learn to look at your own work critically and improve your design skills. While good fashion design will probably never be equated with a cure for disease or a solution for world hunger, fashion can make a person feel better. Though some may say fashion is purely superficial, appearance can have profound effects personally and to the world at large. Whether you think of royalty or rock stars, you visualize their appearance and presentation. What people wear projects who they are.

Choosing an accredited fashion design school ensures that the education you receive meets industry standards. It also helps ensure that your credits will transfer if you choose to change schools or pursue a higher degree at another school. They are primarily accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) or the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Anybody has bubble wraps?

Or some kind of foam and/or packing peanuts? I'm in need either of the three so bad. And I only have a day or two left to find it, huhuhu!

And I'm tired from work. It wasn't very bad last night but my body still wanting to get on the bed. I really need my beauty sleep scheduled, you know what I mean?

Oh boy, gotta get out here now before I get so sleepy and wasted the day. Gotta go to the store, folks!!!

See ya later..

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ultrasound Technician

For me, to be in a medical field profession is security. Job opportunities are never ending, anywhere in the world. I never wanted to be one but I always have a heart to help other people especially the elders and infants. So, I decided to join the community a year after I arrived in the US, to be in the medical field.

Career education encompasses the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes through a planned program of learning experiences in education and training settings that will assist individual to make informed decisions about work and study options and enable to participate effectively in working life. It focuses on the application of skills and content area information necessary to cope with the problems of daily life, independent living, and vocational areas of interest.

I am very interested about ultrasound. It is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues or blood flow inside the body. I took EKG class and it just amazes me how people's heart is working. From then on, I have been wanting to learn everything including how a human form inside a woman's body and how it used in medicine to view internal organs of the body. I am sure there are lots of ultrasound schools around the US. And I am looking forward to find a good one closer to where I live.

I believe, to be a student of one of the ultrasound schools is very fulfilling and rewarding. As technology improves, specific ultra-sound training is important for anyone seriously considering a long-term career as an ultrasound technician.

After so many days...

....... of not having time to visit my blog nor making new posts in these last few weeks, then hurricane IKE came and visited Houston and Galveston for a day - left a big mess around the area, here I am, back on track, lol.

I'm still not fully recovered though coz our yard still look like World War. But thankful enough to Him that our house wasn't affected by IKE, didin't flood either.

I'll try to find time to gather some pictures I took during the hurricane. For the meantime, I need some sleep. My eyes is so tired, lil sore and our bed is calling my attention. So, I better hop in now so I get more energy when I go to work tonight. I have to wake up a little early too and do some laundry (haven't done any since the day before IKE, lol.)

Have a good day everyone!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Mumps (Infections Parotitis)

Mumps is an acute viral disease that may include myalgia, anorexia, malaise, headache, low grade fever, and parotid gland tenderness and unilateral or bilateral swelling, although many other organs can be involved.

Mumps is a caused by paramyxovirus transmitted in saliva droplets or direct contact. The virus lives in the saliva six to nine days before the parotid gland swelling. The highest communicable period is 48 hours before the onset of swelling but continue until swelling is decreased. Incubation period ranges from 14 to 25 days.

During the incubation period, the virus invades the salivary glands which cause tissue edema and infiltration of lymphocytes. Degeneration of cells in the glandular tissue produces necrotic debris that plugs the ducts.

Local Courts

Have you ever found a local court record where you can search online for free and the one that you can trust? I do, I just found it.

Court Record search tool by putting the persons name, city, and state into the form of their website to begin your search. They will search their comprehensive database for all the information they can find on that individual and report it back to you. Their database sorts through all the following files: Criminal Court Records, Nationwide Arrest & Court Warrants, Nationwide Civil & Federal Judgments, Past & Current Court Trial Dates, Prison Incarceration Files & Releases, Misdemeanors, Sex Offenses, & Parolees Jails, Courts, & Sheriff’s Records, Arrest Records & Mugshots, Historical Newpaper Archives, Birth, Marriage & Death Records plus much more. I find all the information of this website very helpful especially nowadays, the world is getting crazier. It's always nice to know what kind of people you're dealing with in everyday life.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday night, working...

I don't wish to work but I have to. Gotta do some extra nights so I have a little extra to spend to buy me something I really really like, lol. It's not that I "need" it, so I'm not gonna work hard for it either. I'll just try, hehe.

Oh, anybody plays piano out there? I'd like to do it again. I've had a lesson before but I stopped when I went to college. Now, I have a little time to do it. So, we'll see if I still going to learn, lol.

Phone Look-up

There are many reasons one would want to do a phone lookup. Most often someone got a call from a phone # that they don't recognize and want to find out "WHO JUST CALLED THEM?".

Phone Lookup Scan offer the perfect service for that and give you full owner information on any type of cell phone number. This can get anyone detailed information on any phone number in any state and in any area code. Another reason someone may do a reverse phone lookup is because they got a prank call and really want to find out WHO just prank called them. Once again, they have that! Just insert a phone number to get more information.

Fall Season is coming...

Yey!! One of my favorite seasons of the year is coming soon. =) I can't wait...

It was so nice out today! I could feel a little cold air blowing on me even though it was a cloudless, sunny day. We did go out for lunch today at Chick Fil-A, one of our favorite place to eat. They have superb waffle fries, hhmm..

Opppss, gotta take care of my laundry.. I'll be right back, folks!

Have a nice friday evening, everyone. =)

Court Records

I find this very helpful to any of us, who are concern about this matter. Hope it helps.

All the informatoin in the public court records come from all over the United States. The website have compiled a complete bankruptcy records, criminal records, family court records and more. Everybody will absolutely find just the information we are going to look for. Best of all, they make it so we get what we want fast, easy and affordable. Whether its a arrest search, warrant search or arrest lookup we are performing, they got the info we need. They have not sacrificed any measures in their attempt to offer everyone the most accurate and up to date court records from all over the US.

Guitar Case Shopping

My husband and I went to the music store today to buy the case for the guitar we bought a few months ago. It needs to be wrapped to go somewhere, far east of the world, lol. =)

I'm very excited and looking forward for our visit back home. The days are passing by so quickly, you believe that? It seemed like January was just here yesterday. And now the year is almost closing again. Wow!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Good to be home from work

I haven't had a good sleep yesterday and had to go to work at night. I was so tired and so sleepy at work.

But I managed to stay awake and did my job. Me and some of my co-workers were in the room where we clock-in/clock-out, waiting for the time to go home. When 6:00 o'clock in the morning came, I was the first one to punched out. =) Hurried to get in the car and just be home.

Thank God for keeping me safe always.

I will read a news for a little while before taking a shower, so I can take my beauty sleep.

May everyone have a good Thursday today.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sexual Predators

Hi y'all!! How's everybody doing tonight? I wanted to share this site that I found for us to know how many sexual predators in our neighborhood. Do you know how many in your area?

I believe that we have to protect ourselves and our family from sexual predators! On this web site, you'll get access to a list of sexual predators in the U.S., and can obtain detailed reports of sexual predators in your state, county, or city. Subscribe now and locate sexual predators that are in your immediate area. Be aware of the dangers that exist. Get the information you need to protect you family now.

We all have to know about Megan's Law also. It is a federal bill that requires the public to be kept informed of sexual predators and their whereabouts. Available information about sexual predators includes name, picture, address and nature of crime, and more.

Better safe than sorry..

Sunday, August 31, 2008

One more day........

.... and it will be SeptemBER! Yey! =) It's ber, which means to me, December is just right around the corner and there is something I have to get excited about, hhmm. I can't wait.. I already started counting the days like crazy, lol.

It's early sunday morning, I mean it's 1:14am =) I better hop on the bed now.

Happy sunday everyone!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Christmas Shopping

Hi everyone! Thanksgiving is fast approching. Can you believe how time flies? It means December is just right around the corner. Whew! I'm happy about that though for some reason. And I'm excited, I tell ya! =)

One of my favorite shopping day is black friday. I found this site that will let people purchase black friday items online without the hassle of having to stand in line at the crowded store at 5am. They also offer email alerts to let you know when new black friday ads have been posted. And they try to make it a consumer friendly site for us all to be useful for our holiday shopping.

Circuit City is just one of my favorite stores to shop around with. They sure have very good deals, trust me. I've been shopping at this store myself for quite awhile now. Circuit City have this very convenient way of shopping from the comfort of your own home and get it in about 10-15 minutes right from the store branch nearest to where you live. I found it cool and I bet you will like it too. What's more convenient than that?

Best Buy has almost everything on sale right now! And it's one of my favorite store too. You can always find best buy deals in this store. They offer more discounts online. In fact almost all their appliances right now are 25% off online purchase. Hhhmm, they're already giving discounts now. How much more when you do your after thanksgiving shopping? And take note, by adding up to 3 preferred stores to your online account, you will save yourself time and avoid shipping and handling when you can pick up in store.

We can save a lot when we shop online on black friday. I can't wait for that day. In fact I love to shop. =)

Women's Language

I thought I would share this to anybody who is interested in knowing about this. It's quite true for some reason, lol. I think it's funny. Enjoy y'all! =)

The Secrets of Women's Language, Keywords and their meaning.

A public service announcement! You know the pronunciation.
[You men out there, can't say you have not been warned !]

This is the word used at the end of any argument that she feels she is right about but needs to shut you up. NEVER use fine todescribe how woman looks. This will cause you to have one ofthose arguments.

Five minutes:
This is half an hour. It is equivalent to the five minutes that your football game is going to last before you take out the trash, so it's a fairly even trade.

This means something and you should be on your toes. "Nothing" is usually used to describe the feeling a woman has of wanting to turn you inside out, upside down, and backwards. "Nothing" usually signifies an argument that will last "Five Minutes"and end with the word "Fine".

Go Ahead (with raised eyebrows):
This is a dare. One that will result in a woman getting upsetover "Nothing" and will end with the word "Fine".

Go Ahead (normal eyebrows):
This means "I give up" or "do what you want because I don'tcare". You will get a raised eyebrow "Go Ahead" in just afew minutes, followed by "Nothing" and "Fine" and she will talk to you in about "Five Minutes" when she cools off.

Loud Sigh:
This is not actually a word, but is still often a verbal statement very misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are an idiot at that moment and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over "Nothing".

Soft Sigh:
Again, not a word, but a verbal statement. "Soft Sighs"are one of the few things that some men actually understand. She is content. Your best bet is to not move or breathe and she will stay content.

This word followed by any statement is trouble. Example; "Oh, let me get that". Or, "Oh, I talked to him about what you were doing last night". If she says "Oh" before a statement, run, do not walk, to the nearest exit. She will tell you that she is "Fine" when she is done tossing your clothes out the window, but do not expect her to talk to you for at least 2 days. "Oh" as the lead to a sentence usually signifies that you are caught in a lie. Do not try to lie more to get out of it, or you will get raised eyebrows "Go ahead" followed by acts so unspeakable that I can't bring myself to write about them.

That's Okay:
This is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can say to a man. "That's Okay" means that she wants to think long and hard before paying you retributions for what ever it is that you have done. "That's Okay" is often used with the word "Fine" and used in conjunction with a raised eyebrow "Go Ahead". At some point in the near future when she has plotted and planned, you are going to be in some mighty big trouble.

Please Do:
This is not a statement, it is an offer. A woman is giving you the chance to come up with whatever excuse or reason you have for doing whatever it is that you have done.You have a fair chance to tell the truth, so be careful and you shouldn't get a "That's Okay".

A woman is thanking you. Do not faint, just say you'rewelcome.

Thanks A Lot:
This is much different than "Thanks". A woman will say,"Thanks A Lot" when she is really ticked off at you. It signifies that you have hurt her in some callous way, and will be followed by the "Loud Sigh". Be careful not to ask what is wrong after the "Loud Sigh", as she will only tell you "Nothing".

Talk Reviews

I found this website that allows users hear what other people think about any given site. If you want an accurate opinion about a site, especially about the top websites in the whole world, you no longer have to fall victim to a savy sales pitch or fancy design that a site has come up with. In this website, you can hear the real truth from people that have visited that site and posted web site reviews. They will provide you with the statistics of websites such as, page rank, traffic stats, alexa rank, and more. And they also provides detail stats about every website in several countries, and allows users to share their views through their site review form.

Rubella (German Measles)

Rubella (German Measles) is a highly communicable viral disease characterized by diffuse, punctuate, macular rash. Rubella is a relatively benign viral illness unless there is transplacental transmission.

Rubella is caused by rubella virus (Rubivirus) spread by airborne direct contact with nasopharyngeal secretions. This disease is communicable from one week before the rash appears to five days after the rash disappears. Rubella is most common in children but may also affect adults not infected during childhood.

Rubella occurs most often in the spring, but there are major epidemics occurring in six- to nine - year cycles.

The virus invades the nasopharynx and travels to the lymph glands, causing lymphadenopathy. Then in five to seven days it enters the bloodstream stimulating an immune response causing the skin rash. This rash lasts about three days.

Debt Relief

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Freedom Debt Relief uses debt negotiation to dramatically lower both debt levels and monthly payments. You can be debt free in as little as 12-36 months, lower debts down to as low as 50% of what you owe, service fee money back guarantee and it is better alternative to bankruptcy, debt consolidation or credit counseling and one simple monthly payment .

Typically, they negotiate your balances down to about 50% LESS than what you owe. For example, through debt reduction program, if you owe $30,000 to your creditors, they may be able to lower debts by over $15,000. Sound too good to be true? Call their service number at 1.800.544.7211 to find out if you can qualify, and exactly what your savings estimate is. Even better than simply saving money is that your accounts will be satisfied - meaning you no longer have any of your original debt outstanding. If being debt free in as little as 2-3 years (or faster in some cases) for less than half of what you owe sounds good, give one of their debt consultants a call to discuss your specific situation or visit to their website at to learn more about it.

Breakfast at Waffle House

While getting off work this morning, my friend and I saw one of our co-worker having breakfast food on the table. And we were looking at each other and was like, "I'm hungry, you wanna go eat somewhere?", lol. We both love Waffle House and so we decided to go to one close by.

I had waffle, sausage and sunny side-up egg with orange juice for my drink and she had waffle and pretty hash brown and Dr. Pepper for a drink.

We were in there for about an hour. I noticed you never realize the time if you're having a good time talking with a friend. I even forgot to order breakfast meal to go for my husband. Tsk tsk tsk, so bad I am =(. Now, I feel guilty about it. I'll make sure next time I won't do stupid thing again. How did I do that? Crap!

So, I just made good fresh brew coffee when I got home for my husband. And had his lunch ready while he was in the shower.

That's about it this morning =). How's everybody today? It's Friday by the way, thank God! =)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Digital Picture Frame

I've been wanting to get a digital picture frame for my family. I want specifically the 10 inch digital frame. Unlike the traditional photo album, digital picture frame lets you enjoy more of your photos on a daily basis. Can you imagine having a few hundred images from your photo collection in a never-ending slideshow with music background on your bedside table, mantelpiece, office desk or even on the wall? I think it's pretty cool and I believe it is the easiest way to show your digital camera images, plays music and video files without a computer. I like the idea myself that we can load memory cards to change the pictures.

digital picture frame

Most digital picture frames comes with remote control, manual and AC adapter. It also has built in internal speakers so we don't need to purchase a separate speakers. I've seen some of my relatives displaying their digital frame on the kitchen wall and I learned you can display photos either horizontally or vertically. You can load your digital camera's memory card with photos and watch the slide show while preparing or cooking dinner. That is one of the reasons I'd like to get one for my family. And I'm excited to set it up myself. =)

Had a good sleep

I did take my super power sleep after hubby left for work this morning, lol. I woke up before he got home from work. Prepared and cooked dinner for us and ran the dishwasher too. Kitchen needs more clean-ups *sigh*. This never ending mess in the house is always here, lol. Oh well!

We had baked pork chop with steam vegetables and pasta roni. Coke for our drinks. Hubby was happy of course. He said he already planned to buy something for dinner but wasn't able to do it coz wifey was already cooking something.=) Which is good, savings for the day.

Uh oh, it's time for me to get ready for work now. Gotta hurry..

See y'all later.


If you are wanting to loss some weight, try phentermine. It works by decreasing your appetite. This drug has many side effects so taking this needs good diet. I have read somewhere that phentermine stimulates the central nervous system which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite. Phentermine is a drug under the amphetamine and phenethylamine class. Like many other prescription drug, it is a centrally acting drug. This means that it works in the brain by stimulating neuron bundles to release a particular group of neuotransmitters known as catecholamines. These include dopamine, epinephrine, norepeinephrine. The catecholamines excite the sympathetic part of the nervous system-the fight or flight response. In turn, it inhibits the hunger signal causing a appetite suppression.

Phentermine is a FDA approved substance to control appetite since 1959. FDA approved means that it is one of the most powerful appetite suppressants in the market that is still considered safe to use and well tolerated. Many research and clinical studies have proven this to be an effective weight loss substance when accompanied with diet and exercise. It is recommended for the consumer to closely monitor any possible side effects during the first few days of use.

Effectiveness and Use:

Studies have shown that phentermine causes a 10-15 % greater weight loss compared to a placebo in a double-blind study. Like most diet pills, its effectiveness will be greatest if accompanied by proper diet and exercise. It is most effective if taken once a day during a 3-4 week period.

It is best to take phentermine before 3pm due to the risk of insomnia. It is recommended to take phentermine on an empty stomach, usually before breakfast or 1-2 hours after breakfast.

Safety Issues:

* You should not take phentermine if you are also taking dexfenfluramine, fenfluramine, furazolidone, guanadrel, guanethidine, or have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor in the last 14 days.

* People with severe high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid, glaucoma, heart or blood vessel disease, or severe narrowing of the blood vessels should not take phentermine.

* Some people may have allergic reactions with any of the ingredients in phentermine.

* Phentermine should not be prescribed to women that are pregant or breastfeeding and should not be prescribed to children under the age of 16.

Possible Side Effects:

Generally, phentermine appears to be relatively well tolerated. Because it releases catecholamines, its possible side effects are simply the effects of having too much adrenaline and noradrenaline. Such side possible side effects are tachycardia (increased heart rate) and elevated blood pressure, but the incidence and magnitude of these appear to be less than with the amphetamines. The drug may increase blood pressure and heart rate. It may also cause dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, restlessness, and insomnia.

Tired and Sleepy

I didin't get enough sleep before my work shift last night. But I managed to still do my job without getting into trouble, lol. I better not huh!

Anyway, I feel exhausted and I'm ready to take my super power sleep, lol.
Before I can do that though, I need to take care of my beloved husband first, he's fixing to go to work now, gotta prepare his lunch and stuff. So I'll be busy for while. I'll try to catch up y'all's msgs later when I wake up.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone. Stay safe and sound.

Best Diet Pills

Have you ever had the best diet pills in your life? Have you seen a result if you're taking any at this time? Or have you been wanting to try to diet yourself but couldn't do it?

I found this website that sells the best diet pills ever. One of them is called Fenphedra. I have read a review of this pill and it quite work with other people. I believe this would work for you too.

It has the following formula:

1. Caffeine, a moderately effective thermogenic agent common to most fat burners on the market today.
2. Synephrine, derived from the citrus aurantium plant.
3. Chocamine and Phenylethylamine: Basically xanthines (caffeine-related compounds) derived from the cocoa plant. These ingredients are not new to fat burners.

I would recommend to try to visit this site to learn more about it. This diet pills is actually sold at any web online but only the official site offers a satisfaction guarantee.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Been busy lately

Wow! It's been a long time since I posted my last blog. I've been very busy lately finding good deal tickets for our trip soon, working at nights (I'm still doing graveyard shift), doing household chores and of course busy taking beauty sleep during the day, lol. I gotta have some sleep for my night's duty at work, ya know! :-)

I hope everyone are doing fine and in good health. I will try to find time to visit everybody's blog whenever I get a chance.

In continuation to my last post about AEGIS, I sure did have fun at their concert a day after my pre-meeting with them. I posted some videos I took that night which can be found here. And I managed to have a picture taken with their lead guitarist, my very own kababayan - Mr. Rey Abenoja.
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And another one with Juliet and Mercy - the lead vocalists of Aegis along with my good friend Marie - the emcee of the night. To watch them singing live that night, was worth it. I really enjoyed the event, Juliet knows how to entertain the audience. Never did I have dull moment on their concert night.
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I was very glad to have met the Aegis Band finally. It seemed like we've already known each other before. Maybe because they speak the same dialect as I do and we all came from the same Island in Mindanao? I think so... That makes sense huh!

Fat Loss Guru

A lot of people I know personally have been wanting to lose weight but yet not successful of what they're doing. I'd like to help them, but I couldn't until I found this new site I discover. It's called the Fat Loss Guru. I will tell my friends about this and hope they'll try this out.

It is so refreshing to find a diet that will help you lose weight and help you fix chronic illnesses like diabetes, adrenal fatigue, hormonal problems etc.
Here are some little known facts about fat loss:

You cannot lose weight by simply starving yourself on a “low calorie diet plan.” In fact, eating a low amount of calories is terrible for your body. Sure, you will lose a couple of pounds during the first few days, but soon your body will start starving for calories and completely shut down your metabolism (your fat burning engine.) After this happens, you will reach a dieting plateau and healthy weight loss will completely stop.

Very few people ever see success with Low Carb diets, simply because they are just too hard to follow for the average person. Not to mention, a strict low carb diet ROBS your body of much needed energy leaving you feeling drained, tired, and sometimes depressed. Despite their mainstream popularity low carb diets are unhealthy, hard to follow, and leave you feeling drained.

Low Fat Foods JUST DON'T WORK.
Let me ask you one question. How much low fat food have you stuffed in your pantry and kitchen only to discover that you are STILL overweight!? Low fat diets alone are not enough to get rid of your growing belly and love handles.

Weight Watchers® & Jenny Craig® Diet Plans Take Too Long.
These programs (and other programs similar to them) can in fact be effective, but the strategies they use to help you lose weight take, FOREVER (you’ll usually only drop 2-3lbs per week.) Also, these programs require special meal plans that you must have in order to succeed. But once you are off the program, you will no longer have these special meals and be left again to fend for yourself. stop.

This diet is so simple and idiot proof because of its fat burning diet generator and the ultimate diet handbook that comes with it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pre-meeting with Aegis Band

I was fixing to go to the Filipino Store about lunch time today, to buy some ice cream; selecta brand. While dressing up, I got a call from a friend telling me that the Aegis Band would be at that store, to sign autographs and stuff. So, I hurried and off I went. :-)

I wanted to meet Aegis in person long time ago but I haven't got any chance. And today was my chance and tomorrow would be another. *smile* Believe it or not, I've been watching their videos and listening to their songs all these time. Never get tired of doing so.

If you just know how excited I am to watch their concert tomorrow. I can't wait! To hear them singing live, in front of me, would be my pleasure. So, I hope Thursday will be over soon, lol.

Here are some pictures I had with them today:

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w/ Weng - the base guitarist, Stella - the pianist and Vilma - the drummer. I haven't got one with Ray - the lead guitarist coz he was busy laughing out loud with some pinoys, lol. I'll make sure to have one with him tomorrow after the concert. :-)

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w/ Mercy - the lead vocalist. "LUHA" is one of her original version. I never thought this two sisters (Mercy & Juliet) are very petite. I mean petite!
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w/ Juliet - the lead vocalist. I like her so much! :-) She's really fun to be with. "HALIK" is one of her original version.

Joke Time

I like to joke around with people I know. If you don't know me that well enough, you would think I'm a snobbish person, snutty or whatever you wanna call it, lol.

Jokes for me is something that can help ease your problem, you believe that? I do! I really do! Now, I'd like to personally welcome you to Funny Jokes or F&J. Find literally thousands of jokes - covering every topic from blonde's to golf, clean to dirty, lawyers to doctors and even stupid people. Also find videos, games, riddles, funny pictures, random humor and much more. I sincerely hope you enjoy your stay and laugh your butt off doing it.
This page is my favorite one! :-)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Time to get ready for work

I had fun with all those white fishes this evening, lol. Told my husband to not disturb me coz I was very busy and he was like, "that's a lot of writing". Hehehe!

Haven't had enough time to visit everyone's blog so I'll do it tomorrow when I get a chance. I'm sorry for my abscence in the last few days by the way, just didin't feel like using the computer. And I get tired from work so sleeping I think is my new hubby now, haha! Just kidding.

Alrighty, I need to get ready for work now. I hope everyone are having a nice Friday evening. Will catch up with y'all sooner, hopefully.


Lap-Band Surgeon

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The theory is that you'll feel full on lesser amounts of food, so you'll consume fewer calories and therefore lose weight. For people who need help controlling their portion sizes and appetite, lapband surgery may be very helpful. If you're considering a medical weight loss procedure, you may want to research lap-band surgeon. Or visit to find one.

The Gift of Love

Back in the days while I was still in the Philippines, I kept listening to this song on the radio. The radio station played it about 3:00 in the afternoon. I miss those times in my life. Wish I could still listen thing song on the radio here in the states.

The Gift Of Love
You ask me what I want.
You ask me what I need.
It's nothing you can buy.
My heart's not ruled by greed.
I don't love a diamond.
Diamond's you see through.
I want you to hold me.
I want you to be true.

Give me the gift of love.
Look me in the eyes.
Say I'm the one you're dreamin' of.
That'd be the best surprise.
Give me the gift of your sweet love in the light of the day, in the dark of night.

Like the colors of the sun, the feelings in your heart.
It's all I want from you.
And when the sky is dark, I'll have you beside me.
Who could ask for more?
I'll just wear a smilewhen you walk in the door.

Give me the gift of love.
Look me in the eyes.
Say I'm the one you're dreamin' of.
That'd be the best surprise.
Give me the gift of your sweet lovein the light of the day, in the dark of night.
Give me the gift of love.
Look me in the eyes.
Say I'm the one you're dreamin' of.
That'd be the best surprise.
Give me the gift of your sweet lovein the light of the day, in the dark of night.
Give me the gift of love.
Look me in the eyes.
Say I'm the one.
That'd be the best surprise.
Give me the gift of your sweet lovein the light of the day,in the dark of night.
Always. Oooooh.

West Cornwall Cottage

My husband and I are planning to have a little vacation soon. Away from work and stress. I heard Holiday Cottage Cornwall is a premier self catering specialist in the region. They offer holiday accommodation to suit all budgets and lifestyles whether you are seeking a family beach holiday, walking the coastal footpath, a long weekend break or a romantic interlude just for two. So I think this is perfect for me and my husband to use. West Cornwall Cottage Holidays are a family run business that operates on family values.

Their corporate mission statement is quite simple. They aim to deliver a first class customer service by providing quality self catering accommodation at affordable prices. They pride theirselves in being at the cutting edge of the holiday cottage rental business in Cornwall and the South West. They are now also fully inclusive of linen and utilities so we don't need to bring anything for ourselves to use.

Even more reasons they believe for you to choose West Cornwall Cottage Holidays is to provide a seamless and memorable holiday for you and your family. They are committed to ensuring that quality benchmarks are in place in every aspect of our business from the quality of the accommodation provided to the telephone manner of our reservation team. I believe that our Cornish Cottage Holiday will beas magical as we thought it could be and I'm sure everything we dreamed would come true and we look forward to use their service.

Yey, I'm so excited for my husband and I's vacation. Hopefully sooner than we've planned. I'm crossing my fingers. I think early or middle fall season is the best way to go.

Something to get excited about

I'm working on getting some good deals of a plane ticket for two, yey! I can't wait for the day and I am very excited as you can imagine, hehe! Oh God, I miss my family so bad. It makes me have tears thinking of seeing them again in person.
My husband can't wait either. It's actually his plan to go visit home several months from now. So, the little wifey of course is always ready, lol.

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Edouard's Coming

Whew! We just got home from grocery shopping for Edouard that will hit Galveston about lunch time tomorrow, Tuesday, the 5th of August 2008. A lot of people were shopping for their own stuff at the grocery store we went to. And guess what! Ozarka Spring water was almost out, we were lucky to get a couple of cases because the rest of the water that was in the store were non-spring and my husband don't like it. Otherwise, we would have to sacrifice getting the distilled or purified kind.

The watch issued Sunday night means that hurricane conditions are possible from Tropical Storm Edouard within the next 24 hours from Intracoastal City to Port O'Connor, Texas.

The fifth named storm of the 2008 hurricane season has sustained maximum winds of about 50 miles per hour.

Forecasters say Edouard is likely to hit west of Galveston, which is in the peak of its tourist season, when the city's population of about 60,000 doubles. While the storm-seasoned town was watching the storm, no evacuations were ordered and local officials were merely urging caution.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Important Info for Women

Just something to share to all my girlfriends/co-bloggers out there. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in. I find this very helpful. Take time to read, this is quite true.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on yourbody. If you are close enough to use it, do it!

2. Learned this from a tourist guide in New Orleans. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM Toss it away from you....chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the backtail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving likecrazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This hassaved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or makinga list, etc. (DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, andthis is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passengerside, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON ASYOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot or parking garage:

(A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat.

(B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

(C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearestyour car, you may want to walk back into the mall or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out.

IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, preferably in a zig-zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP! It may get you raped or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

Control Stem Cell

When it comes to making major life decisions, there is no time like the present. And when it comes to something as important as collecting potentially life-saving stem cells found naturally in menstrual blood, the ideal time is NOW. Thanks to C'elle's patented technology, and easy-to-use collection kit, you have the reassurance and peace of mind you need, when it comes to collecting, isolating and preserving menstrual blood.

If you want to know more about it and see the effects of this research, go to their website and check C'elle Client Testimonial, see and hear their clients' stories about their experiences with Cryo-Cell. You might find it very helpful.

The benefits of the C'elle are as follows:

  • It provides women with the exclusive opportunity to build their own personal healthcare and wellness investment portfolio comprised of precious menstrual stem cells that are highly prolific and have demonstrated capability to differentiate into many other types of stem cells such as cardiac, neural, bone, fat and cartilage.
  • Ability to preserve your very own priceless portfolio of stem cells that may serve as the basis for many different customized regenerative therapies that may emerge over time to treat yourself or possibly even a member of your own family for a potential host of life-affecting diseases

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July 07, 2008: 01:28 PM EST

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Get well soon, Fel

I have been contacting a friend of mine for quite number of times a few months back, nobody answered. I was hoping she's in good health and also thought that she changed her number, might have forgotten about me or simply don't want to talk to me anymore. It's been so long now I haven't talk to her, I would say since December of last year 2007. I miss talking with her on the phone, we do 3-way conversation along with our other friend.

A dear friend Jannette called me about lunch time today and asked how's our other friend doing. So, while I had her put on hold from our home phone, I called Ofelia, our dear friend using my cellphone. A guy answered the phone and I figured it was her husband. I kindly asked if I can speak with her and he said, she can't get to the phone right now, she's busy, followed with "have you heard what happened to us, do you know about her?". I wasn't able to answer right away and for the moment I was thinking like; are they divorced now? Is he controlling her, not to talk to anybody on the phone? Where is she? What is she doing? Is she okay? A lot of things questioned my own mind in that few seconds of not responding him. I finally said slowly and clearly, "no I have not, are you guys okay?" He paused for a moment and more questions ponder in my mind.

He started telling me the story about what happened on December 15, 2007 at 9:30am. I'm not going to get into very details coz it just makes my heart aches. I'm still shaking until now. He and his wife, my friend Ofelle were in a car accident while they were driving down in Miami, Florida. She was driving and totally lost of control when it happened. She was in ICU for a month, 3 months in the hospital, another several months at another hospital and until this moment, she's still in the hospital. =(( *cry* She can't talk, she can't eat and have a little brain damage. She has a gastrostomy-tube. It is a feeding device through which formula, fluids and/or medication can be given. And it is placed directly into the stomach through an opening in the abdominal wall. The tube can be placed surgically, endoscopically or with x-ray guidance. It is inserted into the stomach for feeding purposes if swallowing is a problem.

Can you imagine how the accident was? I can't, I can't imagine her being in that kind of situation. =(( I am still shaking even now, can't believe what happened all those times she wasn't able to call and talk to me. It made me shiver after I heard the story from her husband. Luckily he is okay and taking care of her now. Her mom from the Philippines arrived and been taking care of her too, for 3 months now. It is a very terrible tragedy for her whole family.

Oh Ofelle, I wish you a good recovery my dear. If you just know how much I miss our talkings on the phone, chit-chat on ym, the laughters we've shared and sometimes little problem here and there. May God heal you soon. I will pray for your fast recovery, Fel.

I love you dear friend. =((

My Favorite Seafood Recipe

I have many favorite seafoods recipe and baked tilapia is just one of them. I don't mind having it for lunch and dinner for several days. Especially with jasmine rice? Hmm, I just can't imagine how I would enjoy eating it with friends and loved-ones who also likes to eat it. Oh my, it makes me want to go to the store now and buy tilapia and cook this recipe for dinner tonight, trust me! I'm completely craving for it now, I tell ya. If you're not sure how to do it, below is a recipe I can share with you. I hope you will like it and will become one of your favorite too. It is very local and fresh, the source is known - very simple and easy to prepare and cook, the tilapia fish.
Baked Tilapia


6 Tilapia fillets

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

4 sprigs of fresh thyme

3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped

1/2 cup coarsely chopped green olives

1/4 tsp. dried hot red pepper flakes

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

1 T. fresh lime juice

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Lightly oil a shallow baking dish large enough to hold the fillets in one layer.

3. In a bowl stir together the oil, the thyme, the tomatoes, the olives, the red pepper flakes, the garlic, the onion, and the lime juice.

4. In the prepared baking dish arrange the fillets, skin sides down, season them with salt, and spoon the tomato mixture over them.

5. Bake the fish, uncovered, in the middle of the oven 15 to 20 minutes, or until it just flakes.

By adding a little more ingredients to it, I believe this dish would be a great contender for a cook off and be the new chef of the Great American Seafood Cook Off. Thinking about this, makes me feel very excited to experience and learn what would be that "little more ingredient(s)" need to be added in the recipe to make it tastier and brings positiveness of domestic seafood sustainability. Would you like to try it at your house? Let me know so you and I or anybody who want to join will set a date and can get together to prepare it and of course eat it together. Maybe one of us will really become the new chef of the Great American Seafood Cook Off.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Are you any wiser?

Apple Computers
It was the favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn't suggest a better name by 5 O'clock.

It is not an acronym as popularly believed. It is short for San Francisco.

This name was formed by using COMp, for computer, and PAQ to denote a small integral object.

The name was derived from the founder's name Dr.Michael Cowpland. It stands for COwpland REsearch Laboratory.

The name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named 'Googol', a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros.After founders - Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque made out to 'Google'

Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a computer anywhere in the world.When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in 'mail' and finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters "html" - the programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective uppercasing.

Hewlett Packard
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company 'Moore Noyce' but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain so they had to settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics.

Lotus (Notes)
Mitch Kapor got the name for his company from 'The Lotus Position' or 'Padmasana'. Kapor used to be a teacher of Transcendental Meditation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the '-' was removed later on.

Founder Paul Galvin came up with this name when his company started manufacturing radios for cars. The popular radio company at the time was called Victrola.

Larry Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a consulting project for the CIA (Central Inteligence Agency). The code name for the project was called Oracle (the CIA saw this as the system to give answers to all questions or something such). The project was designed to help use the newly written SQL code by IBM. The project eventually was terminated but Larry and Bob decided to finish what they started and bring it to the world. They kept the name Oracle and created the RDBMS engine. Later they kept the same name for the company.

It originated from the Latin word 'sonus' meaning sound, and 'sonny' a slang used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster.

Founded by 4 Stanford University buddies, SUN is the acronym for Stanford University Network. Andreas Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod Khosla recruited him and Scott McNealy to manufacture computers based on it, and Bill Joy to develop a UNIX-based OS for the computer.

The word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book 'Gulliver's Travels'. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely human. Yahoo! Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name because they considered themselves yahoos.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Work Boots

Work Boots USA specializes in different kinds of boots. Be it for work, safety boots, hiking, construction or military boots. They even have those ones that has steel toe shoes. I believe our feet needs to be warm sometimes, that's why work boots USA carries some of the best insulated work boot and insulated boots on the market. I myself wants to wear boots almost all the time, especially if I know that I will be standing for long hours. I want to feel comfortable of what I'm wearing, you know.

I would recommend shopping at for more details on how to find the right work boots for you or for your loved-ones. I'm pretty sure you will be glad you did. And your family, if you decide to buy one for each of them, will be happy coz I know it will be worth it. I bought some from this store before for my brothers, boy I tell ya, they loved it and still does. And now they want me to buy another style of boots. Oh well, how can I say no? I think it's about time to buy them another one too.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Megastar Ate Shawie shares the ups and downs of her life

I like Sharon Cuneta since I was young, so I'm sharing this to y'all who likes to read about what is up to her now. I think she's beautiful inside out, do you agree?

Megastar Sharon Cuneta celebrates her 30 years in showbiz with a very memorable anniversary concert entitled Megathirty at the Araneta Coliseum on August 8, 8pm. The singer/host/actress promises a night of music that spans three decades of love and inspiration.

Sharon was very nostalgic during her press conference for the concert, recalling the ups and downs of her thirty year showbiz career. She mentioned briefly the passing away of one of her closest friends in the business, Mina Aragon, the late wife of Viva Films exec Vic Del Rosario. She also said that she regrets not being able to work with one of the country’s top directors, Ishmael Bernal, before he passed away.

Click here to read more.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Marshals escort back to US man wanted for child porn

ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

An Ohio man is back in the United States to face charges of child pornography after taking refuge in the Philippines last year.

The Washington DC-based Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) said registered sex offender Timothy Leonard Lantz was arrested June 20 in Kulambugan, Davao del Norte by combined forces of the Bureau of Immigration and the Philippine National Police.

Lantz arrived back on US soil Friday after being escorted by US Marshals from Manila.

Lantz is wanted on multiple child pornograpjy charges by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Cincinnati, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus, OH and the US Marshals Service.

Lantz's apartment in Columbus was raided last January on the strength of a search warrant. He fled the country shortly afterward and travelled to Amsterdam and Spain before he sought refuge in the Philippines, Robert Downen, DSS public affairs chief said.

The DSS, the operating arm of the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, is said to be the most widely-represented law enforcement organization in the world.

In 2007, it claimed to have resolved 113 international fugitive cases from over 30 countries. They are also responsible for protecting 285 US diplomatic missions around the world.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cabinet Grand Piano

After I got home from church worship service today, my husband and I went to the west side of town to purchase this grand cabinet antique piano from a family that were going to move overseas, going back to Norway in fact. So they have to sell everything in the house.

We could have purchased their very beautiful dining table but with the place we're on right now, there would be nowhere to put it. So, we went to this family's house somewhere in Katy, where my husband formerly have lived. We met this wonderful Norwegian family. Well, the wife is American but she speaks Norwegian language very fluently and in correct grammar. My husband speaks basic German so they talked about the places where he'd been. Wish I know how to speak the language too, lol! Maybe one day? Hmm, not sure about that, lol.

Anyway, we were so impressed with the antique piano when we saw it at their house.
It's more beautiful than it was in the picture.
It was build in 1921.
Very beautiful cabinet grand. They said, they bought it from a family back in 2006.
It's very well taken care of and in very good condition, plays well too.

So now, hubby has one grand and a small portable keyboard. He'd better play more songs that I like, lol. Good that we both like Elton John and more oldies songs, so we're in good shape, I think. :-)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Movie Time

My co-workers and I had a movie date today. In fact, we watched two movies at the Cinemark Movies 12, which is located inside the mall. We all agreed to see the first one at about 12:15 lunch time and the other one at 5:05pm. But things happens and we weren't able to reach at the place early enough to purchase the Dark Night's ticket for 12:15pm. It was sold out already! I heard it's a huge movie and everybody wanted to watch it. So we had to adjust the time to watch the other movie.

We decided to buy our tickets for 2:25pm (Mamma Mia) and 6:30pm (The Dark Night) instead. While waiting for the time, we wandered around the mall, did little shopping, got chili & cheese fries for a snack. I found a cute blazer which was on sale so I went ahead and bought it.

Then came Mamma Mia time! I had a blast with this one, lol. I would say it's a comedy, romantic and one of a kind movie. That movie runs about an hour and 48mins. And I'm not going to tell y'all by details about it coz I want you to see it too! :-) Maybe you can tell me later huh! *grin*

After then, everybody agreed to go to a restaurant and have a little drink and food before 6:30 came. I was busy chit-chatting and only captured very little photo shots. And below was one of 'em. Took our time and had a good laugh.

6:01pm - we headed back to the mall and went straight to the theatre. Sit ourselves comfortably and ready for The Dark Night. Boy it was fabulous, I tell ya! This runs about 2hrs and 32 mins. movie. There was no moment that I didin't enjoy to see. I'm looking forward to see the next part of a Batman movie.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I signed up for PPP

Yes, I did! I was approved by PPP on the 14th, yey! Honestly, I didin't know that I was approved because I haven't checked my mail for a few days now and I just learned that my blog is approved by 3p! Oh my God, I am so happy, very very happy. I heard about it from a friend (thank you, dear Marlet) in Hawaii who is already a member and making extra money. I am happy to know PPP because I already have made several friends since I join and hopefully gain more in the future. I am very excited to see what 3P has in store for me. Now, I really have to work on my blogging thing, because this time, I know and feel that 3P has something for every individual and I'm one of those. I'll try my best to work with you, 3P as efficient as I can be. I'm glad I'm part of your network now.

Extra income has always been good no matter what. Especially if you're planning something big, any little extra is sure a big help. In fact, I'm hoping I can get as many opportunities as I can.
I would love to see having a piece of land in the future with house built on with PPP being part of it. Don't you want the same thing? I bet you do. Time for a blog workout now, hehe.
Thank you PPP for approving my site. I sincerely thanks to y'all.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sushi Night

(I will edit this post when I get home this morning from work. I have no time to finish this, gotta run to work.)

Hmm, I love sushi!

Hubby got a new job today, so we went out to eat to celebrate. We took couple of our friends with us and decided to go to Tokyo Bowl, my friend's wife and I's very own favorite sushi place. It's a Japanese Restaurant where everybody I believe loves it. Boy we had a blast! I mean real blast. We took our time, ordered anything we like.

So, here's what we got:

Gyoza (Pork Dumplings)

Top left is a Cici Sushi. On the right is Dynamite Yellowtail. And Oshinko at the bottom with seaweed around it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

From The Mountains

I would like to share with y'all the recent book that my step mom have written. She's been a writer for a long time now. My dear husband is her very own personal editor, she always have my hubby look at what she writes, if there's anything that needs to be corrected. I haven't met her yet in person but I always talk to her on the phone. And I'm very excited to meet her. Oh I love you, Mom Marcia. Can't wait to see you! :-)

A story woven with warm, believable characters faced with the events of the Civil War, it portrays the inhabitants of the Adirondack Mountains and the men from there who joined the 115th Regiment. Among the letters written by Caleb and his wife, this sensitive man exposes his love and hopes; a poignant revelation of his thoughts and fears appears in his meticulously kept journal.

If anybody wants to purchase any of my step mom's book, you can do it at PublishAmerica and search for her name or book title.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Recipe of the Day

Steakhouse Shepherd's Pie

2 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 slices good quality bacon or peppered bacon, chopped
2 pounds ground sirloin 1 onion, chopped
1/2 pound button mushrooms, quartered
Black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups beef stock, divided
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 pound blue cheese, crumbled (recommended: Maytag)
3 to 4 tablespoons chives
1 teaspoon paprika

Place potatoes in a pot, cover with cold water and bring up to a boil. Season water with salt and boil potatoes until tender, 12 to15 minutes. Heads up: save a ladle of starchy cooking water just before draining.

Heat a skillet with high sides over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil, half a turn of the pan and the bacon. Crisp bacon and remove to paper towel lined plate. Add sirloin to the pan and caramelize the meat, 4 to 5 minutes. Add in the mushrooms and onions and cook until tender, 6 to 7 minutes more then season with salt and pepper.

While meat cooks heat a small sauce pot over medium heat and melt butter, whisk the flour into butter, cook 2 minutes then whisk beef stock into flour, add Worcestershire and season sauce with salt and pepper, to taste. Thicken 6 to 7 minutes.

Pour gravy over meat and turn on broiler.

Temper egg yolk by beating it with the starchy potato cooking water. Place drained potatoes back into the pot you cooked them in to dry them out a little. Mash potatoes with egg yolk and sour cream then fold in crumbled blue cheese and chives. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper and spread across the top of the meat in an even layer. Garnish the potatoes with paprika and place under broiler to crisp and brown the potatoes, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately right from the hot skillet.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lumpia and Pancit Day

One of our friend's birthday was on the 11th of July. Due to some circumstances, it became a very unforgettable birthday to him. I said unforgettable because he is miserable, not happy of what's happening to his marriage and did not expect this things to happen and found out the worse information the night before his birthday. What a birthday gift, he said.

So to make him feel more like at home, my husband and I offered him a little birthday celebration at our house today. We simply call it a "Lumpia and Pancit Day". Why? Because he was also in the military, just like my husband and they both experienced some filipino foods and pancit and lumpia are one of their favorite. Then, I cooked both. And hubby made a great iced-tea for all of us.

We had one of my brother in-law came over too. He's now single for some reason and also suffering a little about relationship. So, we had two single guys came over today. :-) My lumpia and pancit were sold, hehe! Thank you and good credit to my mom who taught me how to cook. I love you so much, mom.

I'm sorry I was not able to take any pictures. Was too busy to get the camera. And besides, I was running late of preparing the foods coz my husband decided to have it ready by 3:pm instead of the original plan which was about 5-6 in the evening. But it turned out good and everybody was happy. Brother in-law had some bring-to-work food for himself, he works at night like me (but I'm off today, so poor him, hehe!). He don't wanna get in trouble at work, so there was no beer for him, lol.

That's it for today. I hope most of you folks have a wonderful day. I sure did have one! :-)

Have a great evening, everyone!

Friday, July 11, 2008

5 Ways to Keep Your Man From Straying

This is just something I'd like to share. Everyone has opinions of their own. I'd love to hear yours. :-)
This is written by: David Zinczenko
Every time a celebrity couple is touched by infidelity - Pink's hubby tries a different shade, or Ryan Phillippe spoons someone other than Reese - it's like the rumble of distant thunder over our own relationships.

Everywhere you look, you see potential targets for your partner's straying eyes, hands and, heaven forbid, other body parts. There's that co-worker, and the ex, and the spinning instructor with to-die-for quads (and glutes).

Of course, most of us start relationships with complete trust in our partners - pumped on endorphins and often believing they have about as much chance of straying as Rosie has of buying a condo in Trump Tower.

But we all know how the story goes after that: Time passes, and people slip into a spiral of unfaithful behavior that may start with a flirt, or a cup of coffee, or a drunken night at the hotel bar. Next thing you know: Poof - commitment disappears.

Talked a bit about what drives a man to cheat, think it's even more important to explore what compels a man to remain faithful.

The biggest faith-keepers, of course, will be his own sense of morality, loyalty, and commitment. Beyond those, however, are certain tipping-points in relationships that make men more likely to play home games, rather than ones on the road.

1. Circle the calendar.
-Part of the reason men stray is because they're searching for that rush of excitement - those things that satisfy their pleasure centers in the brain. It's the reason why people get addicted to things like food and drugs; when their pleasure centers are satisfied, they seek more of whatever tripped their triggers.

-But if a relationship plateaus, that satisfaction center stalls. By having a shared vision of the future - with amazing things on the horizon, be it vacations or parties with friends or special nights out - you keep him (and his pleasure center) pumped about the future.
In a way, it's just like managing employees; to keep them focused and determined, they have to feel like they're taking on new challenges and meeting new goals. If not, they're more likely to sneak around - and get their satisfaction elsewhere.

2. Plan Scrabble night.
-Or movie night. Or wine-tasting night. Or 5Ks on Saturday. Or that trip to the Amalfi coast. So many couples - especially ones with kids - can fall into the same routine day after day, year after year.

-Go to work, come home, scarf down dinner, shuffle kids to practice, watch "Last Comic Standing," and off to bed. One national survey showed that 54 percent of men want to spend more quality time with their wives - indicating that they're dying to have more shared experiences and a little less routine. (Of course, 79 percent of men want at least some of that quality time to be in bed, but that's a different story.)

Don't discount after-hours hobbies, games, competitions, or trips. University of Washington research shows that 70 percent of husbands say that the quality of friendship they share with their wives is the determining factor in how satisfied they are with sex, romance, and passion in their marriages.

3. Send him off on guy getaways.
-I know what you might be thinking. If you give your guy your blessing to spend a four-day golf weekend in Myrtle Beach, you're just asking for him to spend the time not only with the guys, but also with scotch, cigars, and exotic dancers.

-All of which are going to be too darn tempting for the lug. While there's always that danger, the upside is that sending him off with his buddies shows that you respect his free time and his need for adventure. (Plus, research supports the notion that time apart can strengthen a relationship. )

-A lot of guys cheat because they're getting old and they feel like they're losing their edge. But a guy who can continually feed that adventurous side in innocent ways will be less likely to gorge it in guilty ways.

4. Protect his brain.
-Recent research shows that men who have low activity in the prefrontal cortex of their brains tend to be more impulsive, more easily bored, and more likely to search for attention. All signs of a man on the brink of double-dipping, eh?

-On the flip side, men who have healthy prefrontal activity tend to have more empathy and thus make better husbands. How can you keep his cortex firing in a healthy way? Make sure that region of his brain stays clear from injury. That means less head-butting, yes, but also less alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine.

-You can also help him by setting goals and sticking to them - the prefrontal cortex is all about anticipation and planning. All the more reason to follow reason No. 1 above and put that calendar to good use.

5. Give him a boost.
-Every woman craves hearing how nice she looks, or how wonderful she is in bed, or how the earth slams to a halt whenever she walks into the room. A man needs his ego stroked just as regularly.

Some guys stray over self-esteem issues. Most of the time, it's because it's too low, and he may cheat to feel better about himself. (Granted, it can also happen because his self-esteem is too high, and he may cheat because he feels like he deserves anyone he wants).

-In a survey, 38 percent of men said that they rarely or never are complimented by their partners, and less than a quarter of men are regularly complimented. Not suggesting you have to fawn, drool or recite poetry, but I do think some well-timed phrases like "nice job on the garage" or "suit looks great on you" or a simple "wow" in bed can do wonders for a guy's self-esteem. Making him feel wanted, simply, will often encourage him to hang around to earn, and hear, more compliments.

-Got your own ideas and opinions? Share them here. And for an outstanding take on why monogamy beats the alternative, check out this story: www.menshealth. com/monogamyrules.