Friday, December 19, 2008

Extra Precaution.

An online friend of mine who resides in Massachusetts worries about the heavy snow downfall that will take place in a few hours from now. A maximum of 18 inches of snow is expected and that is indeed worrying. My cousin is based in Seattle and I heard that the snowy weather isn't good either so I do hope that he takes extra precaution. Last year, he met an accident while he's on his way home. His car skidded on the highway and a few other cars were included in the mishap and a few were hurt. Luckily he got a good Seattle injury lawyer so everything was settled smoothly.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Continuous Advancement.

I was dusting my mini bookshelf yesterday when I unearthed my college books. One of them is my ever favorite Programming book that is still very alive at the moment. Alive meaning after several years I graduated, it hasn't been disposed still. Whenever I redesign my blog, I make it as a reference as it contains the basic HTML guide. Of course, there have been a lot of advancement and development in the programming world today that it could be outdated but I know the basics don't go passe. For the more advanced terminologies, Mr Google has the answer. Like for this terminology "data integration software" that I read somewhere, it brought me to the Syncsort Incorporated's site. From there, I learned that it's a high-performance software for data management and data protection for various environments like UNIX, Linux and Windows. It speeds up various processes like data warehouse processing, improve database loads, improve query performance and back up and protect data in distributed environments. I surely do not understand most of the complicated terms and that's what the web is all about. It continuously advances.

Happy 3 Years!


Happy 3rd Wedding Anniversary pare! More years of bliss to come. Can't wait for the year 2015..the year when we'll get married again to renew the vows we once made. So as early as now, let's start saving up for a one grand wedding celebration. :)

Where Would Your Dream Guy Take You on Your Honeymoon?

You Should Honeymoon in Europe!

You are a traditional romantic at heart...

With a taste for fine wine, museums and beautiful walks.

You and your sweetie should get romantic in a cafe in Paris

Or get a Eurail pass - and see as many cities as possible!

Suggested destinations: Paris, Venice, London, Greece

Oh...of course I'd love to go to Europe with the husband. It's what they call the most romantic place on Earth. If only it doesn't cost a fortune to get there, we've long been there. Perhaps celebrate each and every anniversary or even our monthsaries there. Geez..that would be lovely.

Honeymoon Beach Getaway.

While we celebrate today our 3rd wedding anniversary, I'm sure it's notable too for my sister as it's exactly one month to go before their wedding. They're both scheduled to arrive from Qatar in two weeks time to prepare for the last leg of their preparations. I think they're almost done except for the nitty-gritty details like drafting of misalettes, distribution of invites and preparation of their souvenirs and silver tokens. Most of their major concerns are now addressed and I've even overheard that their honeymoon is all set. I'm not sure but I think they'll be having an all inclusive vacation packages in one of the Caribbean top notch resorts in Riviera Maya. I tried googling about it and came to know that they have the finest white sand beaches..and I'm so envious. How I wish the husband and I can go on a second honeymoon in such a lovely vacation paradise. But since we already have our little Asher, we might bring him in tow. I read that Azul Beach Resort is a family-friendly one with all its amenities like strollers, cribs, baby milk heaters, beach games, coloring books, refrigerators for milk and medicines, and even kid-sized bathrobes all intended for the little beach buffs. Well let's see where this dream vacation take us.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Here's what we'll have for our Noche Buena. My sister's own version of Carbonara.

Onion – chopped
Garlic – chopped
Mushroom (1 can, sliced)
Beef cubes (1 box)
Nestle cream (1 can)
Cream of mushroom (1 can, campbell’s)
Evaporada Milk (1 can, alpine)
Cheese (1 box, grated)
Fetuccini/tricolor (spiral) pasta

1. saute garlic and onion in butter
2. add on the mushroom
3. beef cubes
4. add on the cream of mushroom
5. stir constantly, under low fire
6. add: nestle cream and evap milk
7. add the grated cheese with continous mixing
8. boil the pasta (put butter to prevent pasta fromsticking)
9. fry bacon w/o oil (til crunchy)

serving: top on the bacon or you can mix it with the sauce

I tried this once and it's kinda easy to follow and prepare. Beware though, better have your diet pill prepared so you won't lament later on for the extra calories gained.

Photo grabbed from

Lechon Month.

At this time of the month, Christmas parties abound left and right. And among my Multiply business contacts, guess who's most in demand and has received lots of orders since the beginning of the month. It's no other than Sabroso Lechon. Lechon (roasted pig) has always been a part of the Pinoy's party menu and despite it wreaking havoc on one's diet plan, a lot would still feast over its crispy skin, delectable meat and yummy sauce. Binge-ing on such once in a while is just okay, just make sure to ready your slimming plan after the holidays like doing a Lipovox review before indulging on a lechon feast.


More and more motorcycles are swarming the roads everyday. Perhaps, this is their way of addressing the issue on the rollercoaster rise and drop of gas prices. But whether it may be economical or not, I'm not one of those who would support or be into motorcycles. If you notice on the news, common road accidents involve motorcycles, drivers are whom are mostly careless and don't even wear protective gears like helmets. Even if there are local lawyers who are at par with motorcycle accident lawyers Los Angeles that would mediate in cases of accidents, I wouldn't still ride ever a motorcycle.

Tulip Bridal Bouquet.

When I got married, I had nothing in mind but tulips for my bridal bouquet. They're lovely, they don't wither right away, they don't have thorns. It's just magical.


Now what do tulips represent in a wedding?

Tulips, in general, is the symbol of The Perfect Lover. That is why it is an ideal type of flower to use in weddings.

If you choose red tulips for your wedding, you are declaring your love to your partner. Yellow tulips mean that you are hopelessly in love with your partner.

And cream-coloured tulips mean that you will love your partner forever.

That, folks are what weddings are all about.True love....


Santa's Eyewear.

The popular online eyeglasses shop, Zenni Optical has something in time of the holiday season. Whether you're putting on a Santa Claus costume or not, their Holiday Glass Frames From Zenni Optical would surely add festivity and glamor in your holiday getup. Their holiday frames and $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses are the recent additions in their collection and I'm sure it'll be a great hit for those fashionistas out there. I wonder which frame will the old Nicholas/Santa wear...perhaps, all of these?

SpitzTunes - Cheer & Fear

The world may be suffering from financial crisis but surely, everyone can recover on this. May the holidays may somehow uplift our dampened spirits. There is truly a way out of the crisis. One of them..perhaps, music can.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Covered Ears.

Looks like we will be having a loud and noisy evening later. Our neighbor is currently setting up the shade/tent, chairs and tables and other party safety equipment for their party tonight. And yes, it's only mid-afternoon but their videoke is now blaring loud causing great annoyance to all the villagers. But among all of the villagers, it's us who's deeply affected because they're just right beside us. We're living in a townhouse style village so just imagine how our ears are aching now.

Friday, December 05, 2008


:Sigh: We don't have Nikky yet with us. According to the shop, they don't have news yet as to when they'll be restocked with D60 but I was told to constantly communicate with them. I just hope to have him/her (not sure yet if it's a he or she..LOL) before the big events this month. We'll be celebrating our anniversary in two weeks time so it would be best if we have it by that time. Or else, I won't have anything to give the husband (and so is he). So I guess, I better look for a standby gift, just in case. I'm looking at a fashion jewelry sets site now and do you think the husband will love this diamond dad ring?

Love that bling-bling effect, don't you? This by the ways is a craft of Holsted Jewelers..check out their high quality diamond rings..they're a bargain.

Alone Time.

1. Do you ever get a ‘break’ from people (Say your S.O. goes on a personal vacation or something)? If you do, do you like the time alone? Why/why not?
+ So far, since the time I gave birth and decided to become a Stay at home mom, the only "break" or I consider my "me" time is when I'm online while the little one sleeps or if he's with his nanny. Of course, I'm just a human who gets tired from strenuous activities so "me" time such as this is just normal, in fact, recommended.

2. Do you think being alone is a bad thing? Why/why not?
+ No, of course. Everyone needs space and some time to be alone and reflect or meditate about her/his life. This works as a therapy for some to relieve themselves and drive away stress.

3. Everyone gets lonely sometimes. How do you cope with being lonely? What do you do to make that feeling go away?
+ I think of happy thoughts.

Thanks, Donna.

Name Four.

Got it from Yen.

1. Places you would like to visit and why.
+ My spur of the moment wishes: France, Japan, Vietnam and USA.

2. Favorite things to munch on!
+ Chocolate mallows, Boy Bawang, raisins, grapes. A lot actually but luckily I don't get fat easily so appetite suppressants aren't for me.

3. Favorite sites for online shopping.
+ Gymboree, Old Navy, Multiply and Digishops.

4. Things you have to get done this weekend.
+ Fit my gown for my sister's wedding, buy a DSLR (hopefully), pending online tasks, and rest.

5. Things that pop up when you google your name.
+ My flickr, blogs, Chian Mai travel site, wikipedia.

Engage With Grace .

Death is one of the things that most people are afraid of. But in this world we're living, it is inevitable. What's your take on this?

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Pursuit to Masterals.

I had a conversation with a college friend of mine the other day and we got the chance to catch up with the recent happenings of our busy life. She's now on her last semester of her masteral studies in business administration and is currently working on her major thesis that will either make or break her pursuit for that much coveted graduate degree. Knowing her diligence and persistence, I know she'd make it with flying colors and honors even. In fact, I won't be surprised to know in the years to come if the next thing she's working on is a dissertation for a doctorate degree. At one point, I felt envious of the dedication she has for continuing a higher education which makes me interested and consider to pursue a MBA for myself. I know being a Stay-at-Home Mom isn't a hindrance since I can study and obtain an online degree from trusted universities worldwide through online education. Take Capella University for example, this university has 109 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs serving 23,400 students from all 50 states and 45 other countries. They are a provider of exceptional academic excellence with a state-approved specialization in reading and literacy. Learn more about them through the podcast on their site.

Well, someday..somehow I know I would be able to realize this goal.

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