Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Dedicated to all the Fathers, Daddies, Papa, Amas, Itays, Tatays out there...this is your special day. Relax and enjoy being pampered by the whole family!

To my Papa...I know that i don't tell you often enough but i love you very much.

To my FIL...thank you for the support you've been giving us.

To my Husband, if you're reading this...just hop on over to my main blog because I have a very special message for you. Hahahah!

Queen of Procrastination.

My eyes hurt. My back aches. I am yawning every 10 seconds or so. My body's yearning for the body already but I just can't go to call it a night because I still have a few tasks to finish. If only, I didn't play Bejeweled Blitz at Facebook earlier, if only I finished these tasks early on, if only I didn't procrastinate, I could have been lightly wandering in the dreamland by now. Yes, there goes the queen of procrastination again.

He Deserves a Break.

The husband has been working overtime for most of the days these past few weeks. He's home regularly by 9 PM this week much to his dismay because often, Asher is already asleep. Asher's regular sleeping time is usually 8 PM so when I find him so alert and up still by past 8, I try not settle him down yet so his Daddy can still see and play with him. Hubby says that instantly, the stress vanishes instantly upon seeing Asher. He's been so swamped with work lately and this makes me want to treat and sneak a little time off from his work so we can go to an out of town or even out of the country family vacation. Since we didn't have enough swimming getaways last summer, how does a week long stay at Azul Beach Hotel sounds? Azul Beach is one of the Karisma Group of Hotel’s five signature resorts and I heard great raves about it. Soothing treatments that pampers the body while lying on the white pristine sand of Riviera Maya, invigorating activities like deep-sea fishing, cenote diving or meditation classes, fabulous gourmet restaurants - that's my idea of a great getaway for the hardworking husband!

Freebies Alert.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Prevent Passing On the Flu.

The A(H1N1) influenza pandemic is putting the whole world on high alert. Everyone's closely monitoring and on the lookout, all frightened brought about bythe tragic effect it caused in some countries like Mexico and US where hundreds died from it. There is no vaccine for it yet to prevent from having it so the best armor one has is a healthy body and proper hygiene. The secret they say is to religiously wash the hands and eat healthy foods rich in Vitamin C.

First Time.

Earlier today, a friend of mine who recently gave birth sent a text message asking about Asher's baptism details last year. At the same time, she informed me that I'll be one of her daughter's godparents. I have a few godchildren, all are hubby's actually so the moment we got married, they also became mine. Technically, believe it or not, this is a first time for me and I'm excited. The christening will take place next month so as early as now, I have to start browsing online and consequently buy baby gifts for Baby Yui. The first shop that comes in my mind is I've window shopped there previously and I find their baby and nursery essentials cute and amazing. has an array of adorable, personalized gifts for the parents and their bundles of joy.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Anyone who has a toothpick that I can stick in and prevent my drooping eyes from closing?

I only had 4 hours of sleep last night and was awake the whole day. Now it's 11:17 PM and my body's seemingly wanting to call it a night already but my blogs say, not yet. I still have a few tasks to be done..although, not yet due tomorrow but it's better if I finish them ahead of its deadline.

What's Your Gift?

Your Gift is Intellect

You are a big thinker, and you're always playing with new ideas.

You are curious about the world. You enjoy learning and developing new theories.

You enjoy researching, analyzing, and solving problems. Thinking hard feels good!

You're the type of person who finds most mental tasks to be easy. You love to stretch your brain.

Saturday 9: Games People Play

Saturday 9: Games People Play

1. What was your favorite active game as a child?
:: Hide and seek, piko, chinese garter and volleyball

2. What was your favorite board game as a child?
:: Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly Game

3. Tell us about a friend you played these games with in your youth.
:: Oh they no longer live in our village. I haven't got in touch with them but they're contact in my Friendster account.

4. What is your favorite card game?
:: I rarely play cards then

5. What board games do you enjoy now?
:: None

6. Do you play video games? Which ones?
:: Yes! I used to be addicted with The Sims and Grand Theft Auto at PS2; Donkey Kong and Super Mario at SNES, then a lot of other games on the computer.

7. Tell us about the friends you play games with now.
:: I don't play games now with friends. I usually play with my son.

8. Do you play any sports now?
:: No but I used to play and like volleyball a lot!

9. What’s your favorite sport to watch?
:: Basketball and volleyball.

Earning A Degree Online.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Better Be Careful.

..or else.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hizon's Win A Wedding Promo.

Hizon's catering, one of the country's premier caterer that specializes in weddings and other special events is having their WIN-A-WEDDING PROMO 2. All soon to wed couples are invited to join by just filling up the registration form on their site. At stake is a wedding dream package consisting of the following:

* Catering Package for 200
* Wedding Coordination
* Floral Design
* Wedding Cake
* Event Hosting
* Wedding Gown
* Wedding Ring
* Bridal Car
* Photography
* Invitations & Souvenirs
* Duet Musicians
* Cocktail Catering

For more details, check out the guidelines on their site.

Don't Judge.

..a book by its cover.

You may find this house unappealing from the outside.

Hold your thumbs down sign because look what it got inside.

Don't you just love the bare yet simple, contrasting black and white look?

And look at the dining chairs, the colors match the grass outside. Perfect color combination inside and out.

I love the green basin and the black sink that looks like those zero radius sinks I found on the net recently. These sinks bring ultra modern look to the residential kitchen.

This, by the way, is called the Sinus House in Denmark designed by Cebra Architects.


10 Favorite Things to do During “Me” time

1. Blogging
2. Napping
3. Surfing the net
4. Eating
5. Online shopping or online window shopping
6. Shopping in real life
7. Watching TV
8. Watching movies on ipod
9. Washing Asher's feeding bottles (yes, that's a "me" time for me)
10. Play Facebook games such as Bejeweled Blitz, Pet Society, and Farm Town

Next Week: 10 Things You’d Bring on a Deserted Island
More Ten on Tuesdays here.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

What Color Should Your Blog or Journal Be?

Your Blog Should Be Purple

You're an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything.

You tend to set blogging trends, and you're the most likely to write your own meme or survey.

You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you - not what anyone else has to say.

Movie Watching Galore.

I think I have mentioned here a few weeks ago that hubby and I got hooked on downloading mp4 movies from symbianize forum for free. Well, actually, it wasn't totally free on our part because I had to upgrade my membership at megaupload so as to enjoy the unlimited and faster download of files for a month. But I tell you, the meager amount I paid was all worth it with all the movies we were able to download. How many you may ask, well, for you to have an idea, we aren't finished yet watching them all. Yes, that much. Every other night, if I'm not online, hubby and I would engage in movie marathons using his iPOD while waiting to get sleepy. However, we often debate first on the movie selection because we have different preferred movie types. It is in this light that I sometimes am tempted to check out the ipods at The Source (by Circuit City). Their wide array of ipod selections including accessories are one of the cheapest I've seen on the web. If ever I'll get one then we don't have to argue and debate which movie to watch at the same time.

Father's Day Gift.

Father's day is just a few weeks away and I'm still clueless what to surprise my dear hubby. This will be his second time to celebrate and I want it to be as special and memorable as his first. He has always been the perfect daddy to Asher and a good provider to us. He's been working hard these days at work, rendering overtime most of the days so on his special day, I would like to pamper him and give him something fabulous. I think I found the perfect gift for him at Holsted Jewelers. What do you think of this New Moon Men's Watch? Isn't it a darling? I'm sure that the husband would be delighted because of its sleek, silver-finish band. I simply love the design and I bet the husband, too, will go gaga over this. True to their word, even just by looking at their shop, I'm already having a “wow!” moment just like all the other customers of Holsted Jewelers. They're known for their beauty, craftsmanship and quality of their products like costume jewelry, rings, watches and all other jewelries that fancy you.


The following are the reasons why I have a hard time blogging and doing my assignments with full concentration at the moment:

1. Bejeweled addiction
2. Monitoring Facebook status updates
3. Twittering
4. Refreshing "certain" sites waiting for some "miracles"
5. Reading feeds from bloglines

yes...that's multi-tasking at its finest. Or should I say, distracted at its finest?

A-Z Tags.

Got this from Ems. I'm not in my best spirits right now so instead of allowing myself to be annoyed of "somebody", I'd rather make my thoughts occupied with tags and memes.

• Are you available? Not anymore.
• What is your age? 28.
• What annoys you? spam mails and text messages

• Do you know anyone named Billy? Yes, a former colleague.
• When is your birthday? March.
• Who is your best friend? Paul.

• What’s your favorite candy? Mentos.
• Crush? Edward Cullen.
• When was the last time you cried? Last night.

• Do you daydream? Yes.
• What’s your favorite kind of dog? Chihuahua.
• What day of the week is it? Thursday.

• How do you like your eggs? Sunny side up.
• Have you ever been in the emergency room? Yes.
• Ever pet an elephant? No and I never will.

• Do you use fly swatters? No.
• Have you ever used a foghorn? Nope.
• Is there a fan in your room? Yes.

• Do you chew gum? Yes.
• Do you like gummy candies? Yes.
• Do you like gory movies? No.

• How are you? Pretty annoyed of someone.
• What’s your height? 5.
• What color is your hair? Black.

• What’s your favorite ice cream? Cookies and Cream.
• Have you ever ice skated? Nope.
• Ever been in an igloo? Never been yet.

• What’s your favorite Jelly Bean? lemon flavored.
• Have you ever heard a really hilarious joke? Yes.
• Do you wear jewelry? Yes.

• Who do you want to kill? I'm not a murderer.
• Have you ever flown a kite? Haven't.
• Do you think kangaroos are cute? Yes.

• Are you laidback? Sometimes.
• Lions or Tigers? Tigers...because I'm a Thomasian.
• Do you like black licorice? No.

• Favorite movie as a kid? The Labyrinth.
• Ever shopped at Moosejaw? No.
• Favorite store at the mall? Baby Company.

• Do you have a nickname? A lot.
• Whats your favorite number? 12, 17, 19, 2 and 14.
• Do you prefer night or day? day.

• What’s your one wish? Lose 10 lbs.
• Are you an only child? Nope.
• Do you like the color orange? Yes.

• What are you most paranoid about? Asher getting sick.
• Piercings? Ears.
• Do you know anyone named Penelope? None.

• Are you quick to judge people? Hmm sometimes.
• Do you like Quaker Oats? Yes.
• Know anyone that makes quilts? No.
• Do you think you’re always right? No.
• Do you watch reality TV? Yes.
• Reason to cry? Deaths and sad ending movies.

• Do you prefer sun or rain? Sun.
• Do you like snow? yes.
• What’s your favorite season? Summer.

• time is it? 1:28 AM
• What time did you wake up? 6 AM

• Can you ride a unicycle? No
• Do you know anyone with a unibrow? No.
• Uncles do you have? A lot.

• What’s the worst vegetable? Ampalaya
• Did you ever watch Veggie Tales? No.
• Ever considered being vegan? No.

• What’s your worst habit? procrastination...just like ems.
• Do you like water rides? Yes.
• Ever been inside a windmill? No.

• Have you ever had an x-ray? yes.
• Ever used a Xerox machine? yes.

• Do you like the color yellow? Yes.
• What year were you born in?: Rooster.
• Do you yell when you’re angry? Sometimes.

• Do you believe in the zodiac? Sometimes.
• What’s your zodiac sign? Pisces.
• When was the last time you went to the zoo? October last year.

Paintball Games, Anyone?

If given the chance (and time..and budget), I would love to try the game of paintball. I have watched several episodes of a local sports show where they featured such and from the looks of it, it seems it's totally fun. I like the thrill, the energy and the adrenaline rush as if you're in a combat. Albeit it's totally nerve-wracking, muscle-mangling and exhausting, nothing beats the feeling of overwhelming triumph when you hit someone bullseye with a paintball.

If you are as curious as me and would love to try out this sport, hubby told me that there's a shop online where you can buy paintball packages (starter kits) and other gears like paintball guns, paintball goggles, casual apparel, jerseys, hoppers and a whole lot more. What's even cooler about is that their gears are marked down at lower prices with free shipping even.

Monday, June 01, 2009

First Carousel Ride.

Carousel ride at trinoma

This was Asher's first carousel ride and how did he find it? He certainly enjoyed the ride while I, on the other hand, got a little dizzy afterwards. LOL. Good thing Asher was just still and behaved all throughout the ride. I wonder if he'll also behave if he gets to ride a real horse. He was supposed to have his first ride when we were in Baguio last December but unfortunately, he fell asleep when we arrived at the Wright Park. I hope that he'll experience to ride one soon because the real thing is much different with all the saddles, breeches and all. Of course, the husband or I will ride with him since he's tool small yet to ride alone. Hopefully, I won't get dizzy this time since the horse doesn't go in circles. LOL.