Wednesday, September 30, 2009

No Matter... hard I try to divert my thoughts, I can't help but write just about this tremendous catastrophe. Watching the news since Saturday has been heartbreaking and perhaps that's one of the reasons why I can't think of any other things to blog but this. I am deeply disturbed and saddened especially seeing the kids suffering, traumatized and now even getting sick in the evacuation centers. They have put up remote medical centers near the greatly affected areas and it's sad to see that they don't have much medical equipment with them. Instead of a medical bunk or hospital beds or an exam table, sadly, they just lay down a collapsed person in a table. What's overwhelming though is that several medical personnel have volunteered for this cause.

Be Prepared.

With the massive destruction that the heavy floods caused this weekend, I can just picture how the insurance companies will have to work double time now especially those in the departments of house and car insurance. I heard in the news today that the Insurance Commission is requesting the companies to be less strict with the claims processing.

Since nothing is certain in life and with such tragedies, I think this is the perfect time for those who don't have still life insurance to check life insurance rates now. No one knows and everyone's uncertain what will happen next so the best defense we can just have is to be prepared for the worst.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Sweet Business

One local star who's sweetly named is actually genius for her concept to set up a candy vending machine business. Truly, it was a hit since her own name does the marketing magic by itself. But apart from the name, vending machine business is truly promising because it's 100% cash business. No credit or whatsover and even though the goods are just coins worth, the return of investment is just short. No manpower cost, office rent and other expenses that eats the large part of an enterprise's liabilities. Should you be interested in venturing into such kind of business, check out the latest vending machines from Vendstar, the world’s largest bulk vending machine company.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


A lazy, raining but humid Sunday afternoon is what we have here now. Have tons of work to toil over the weekend but here I am, just not so in the mood to rush them up. Perhaps it's the UST-ADMU game that's dampening my spirits further. It's a do or die game for my beloved UST team to keep their season hopes alive but every basketball minute that passes by, they're just collapsing and where they are now? They have 22-point deficit and with just 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter, they're just 120 seconds away from bidding goodbye to their Finals chance. Of course, it's no longer mathematically possible. Unless, we suddenly change the basketball rules and impose that a shot will be worth 5 points. But I don't think James Naismith will be happy about that.

Totally disappointing. But then again..there will always be next season.

It's M.A.G.I.C.

My UAAP team, UST, just lost in the UAAP semis..and I'm totally disappointed. If there's one thing that I'm thankful for this afternoon is my appetizing Spicy Hotdog Sandwich from 7-11 plus half of Asher's Tuna Sandwich leftover. Big appetite huh? Who would've thought that this tiny physique has an enormous appetite as a horse. I have a secret to spill. Nope, I'm not using the best fat burners nor I'm not undergoing rigorous slimming exercise. Simply, it's what you call... M.A.G.I.C. :)

A Workout While Strolling Your Baby.

For most, love handles are despised especially for Moms who have just given birth. But check out this new exercise device called Love Handles that can help you get back to your pre-pregnancy weight and body. This elliptical trainer is attached to the baby's stroller that will allow you to propel it forward while moving the arms and targeting the core. It has an state-of-the art design that fit most strollers including Maclaren, Quinny, Chicco, Graco, Bugaboo.

So if you want to trim down those pregnancy fats fast, breastfeed and use such exercise devices since a diet pill isn't an option yet for a breastfeeding Mom.

Check out the picture below to see how the love handles are used.

The following is what the Love Handles can do:
* Pump arms while strolling & **BURN DOUBLE the calories**
* Target your CORE
* Total upper-body workout including arms & obliques
* Physical Therapy for your back & rotator cuff
* Increase Weight Loss
* Improve Posture
* Tone Muscles & Add definition
* Lose Belly Fat

Monday, September 14, 2009

Baby Shower Invitation Wording.

Wording Baby Shower InvitationsIn an invitation for any occasion, the wording will always have a striking effect other than the layout and design. That's why it's imperative to choose the best and most creative Baby Shower Invitation Wording for the baby shower you're planning. Take a look at the example on the left. If the baby's gender is not known yet, such baby shower wording is best.

For more interesting invitations baby shower wording and creative layouts, check out the gallery of CardsShoppe ( They have wide options and choosing for the best layout may be a tough task to take (because everything is eyecandy). However, the order process is rest assured easy and fast because they can come up draft speedily of which you can view before giving the go signal to print through their Instant Preview engine. By the way, they also print and ship the same day so in just a matter of days, you'll get hold of those invitations fast..just in time for distribution before the big party day.

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Who's Your Dream Guy: Jacob or Edward?

Your Dream Guy is Jacob

You are a warm, friendly, loving person ... and you're attracted to the same qualities in a guy.

For you, love is an organic process. It happens naturally, and it sometimes takes years.

You love being with a guy who has a wild streak like Jacob, even if he's a little unpredictable at times.

You love fun and adventure. You're likely to fall in love with a young soul.

Oh really? Kinda surprised with the result. Was hoping for Edward. Hehe!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sharing the Good News Through Photo Birth Announcements

Photo Birth AnnouncementAren't all newborn babies adorable? More and more new parents nowadays are opting to have Photo Birth Announcements because they can't wait to show the whole world how cute their little angel is through her first photo. Nothing beats the excitement they feel. I just know because that's how I felt, too, when I gave birth to my son last year and uploaded photo birth announcements on the web.

Although, mostly turn to sharing birth announcement cards online these days with the advent of the internet and technology, a lot still prefers to do it the traditional way. That is sending baby birth announcements cards via airmail or "handmail". However they are sent, the warmth of receiving such good news is the same especially when you are handed lovely and elegant baby designs.

Birth-cards at is a very nice resource to shop around for customized birth announcement cards. They create special layouts to suit the new parents' preference on the theme, color and design. Not only do they have a wide selection of themes to choose from and they provide a draft fast but they also tweak the layout according to your revision request such as on the wordings, font color and styles, etc. Through their Instant Preview engine, you can view your birth announcement card before finalizing your order that is just perfect to help you share the good news.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

From Counterstrike to Airsoft.

When we were still childless, I remember that dear hubby used to be fascinated with playing Counterstrike on the PC. It is a Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) game that involves a tactical war between terrorist and counter terrorist groups. It is from this game that he got accustomed and familiar with different tactical equipments: from different pistols to machine guns and ammos to equipment such as vests, diffusing kit and others. Actually, when we were browsing's (an online shop that retails a complete line of airsoft guns from spring pistols to high end machine guns) gallery, he can smartly identify the different types of airsoft guns and the other tactical weapons. He's wanting to put his shooting skills in real life that's why he's considering the game of airsoft to try.

Saturday 9.

1. If everyone liked each other, what would we complain about? Absolutely, nothing.

2. If you were most powerful person in the world, how would you use that power? I'll remove all corrupt officials and provide food in every plates especially those of the impoverished ones.

3. If had exactly one year to live, what are the three things you'd want to do before you died? Spend each remaining days with my family, pray and pray.

4. If you could change one thing about the world, what would that one thing be? Poverty.

5. If you could take one thing back, what would that one thing be? Envy.

6. If you were stuck on an island forever but had all the water, food and shelter you needed. What would be the three other things you'd bring with you? Cellphone, laptop and a boat.

7. If the internet didn't exist, would the quality of life go up or down? More likely, go down.

8. If a million dollars fell off a back of a truck, would you keep it? No.

9. What is something you said, something you stole, something you did wrong?
When I said that I'm not beautiful (I stole my own self-confidence). LOL. But seriously, we should believe that we are all beautiful in our own ways.

Friday 5 for September 11: Bottles

1. When did you last drink something out of a glass bottle?
* Just yesterday. I drank coke straight from the bottle.

2. Whose energy would you like to bottle for those future listless days?
* No doubt. It has to be my 18 month old son. He's so robust that I'm having a hard time catching up with his energy.

3. How many plastic bottles are there in your shower, and what’s in them?
* There are 3. Two different brands of shampoo and a conditioner.

4. Who in your life could be described as lightning in a bottle?
* My son again. I am amazed how he he's so smart at such a young age. We're always surprised of his new antics..antics that are self-discovered.

5. You’re playing Spin-the-Bottle with your sixth-grade classmates. When it’s your turn, to whom do you want the bottle pointing?
* No one. Perhaps, still to myself..if the game allows. LOL.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Athletic and Sports-Minded

When I was younger, I was athletic and more sports-minded compared to now that I've aged (a little). I was our grade school class' volleyball team captain and even aced 3 out of 4 PE subjects in college with a perfect score of "1". Volleyball and table tennis were my forte then. I also loved watching live games on TV like UAAP basketball, the Olympics telecast of various sports, wrestling, soccer and sometimes the NFL. However, I know little about the game of football that I need to ask the husband while watching how is it scored or why do the referee gave that call and all those sort of questions.

Speaking of football, I found a fan site for the Florida football pride, Dolphins. The was built by and built for the Miami Dolphins fans where they can get the latest news and information about their idols and most of all, shop for Miami Dolphins Tickets to all the Dolphins' games. It is also the ultimate resource of the players' stats and yes, it's also a place where fans can chat and share their passion for their favorite Dolphins player.

What Does Your Birth Date Mean?

I took the "What Does Your Birth Date Mean?" quiz on facebook and this is what I got.

Born on the 12th

You are a wise person known for your humility. You are dedicated and sincere in your studies/work. You are an emotional lover. You tend to get possessive in your relationships. Otherwise, you are an easy-going and friendly person. You love to dress well. You are realistic in the game of life.

And I say: All statements are true except for the line "You love to dress well". Hmm, it's not that I have a "manang"'s just that I'm comfortable and I feel best with the pieces of clothes that I have in my closet. Besides, going out clad in a pair of jeans and a plain tee or blouse is not naman nagpapakamanang, right?

On Motherhood and Baby Showers.

Free Printable Baby InvitationsEver since I became a Mom, I more of appreciated receiving Baby Invitations over late night birthday party invites. I guess this is what the phrase "Motherhood is a perspective-changing experience" means. I lost interest in booze-drinking sessions, videoke nights until the wee hours of the morning and other activities that single or childless individual do. Instead, I look forward to attending and even organizing a baby shower for pregnant friends.

Speaking of baby shower planning, a big thanks to Cards-411 at (the card for all occasions specialist) because ordering baby shower invitations has never been as easy as this. They have a wide selection of unique and creative invitation baby cards to choose from, an advanced and user-friendly Instant Preview feature where you can view the draft before hitting the BUY button, offers unlimited revision for free and what's great is that they even ship for free and give 10 Free Cards Thank You. They can also print and ship the same day that you order the cards.

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Family Vacation at Azul Sensatori.

Just three months to go and it's my most awaited month of the year again. Christmas is definitely the most wonderful time for me because it means non-stop merriment, exchange gifts, parties, food feasts and of course, it means grand vacation time. As early as now, the husband has filed his vacation leave for December and I have started as well browsing sites offering Family Vacations and other good travel deals.

I have come up with a number of good options and should we be able to save much (or win the lotto jackpot tonight), I would right away book a getaway to the most divine and alluring Azul Sensatori Hotel in Riviera Maya. It is one of the family-friendly resorts of Karisma Hotels that cater the needs of parents to make sure that their kids (and babies) have fun and take a take a vacation in style, too. One, they have spacious and cozy family-oriented suites. For toddlers and babies, they have Baby Equipment and Toy Loan Services through which they provide a monitor, stroller, bottle warmer, baby bathtub, Gourmet Gerber baby food, Fisher-Price® toys and much more delivered to the suites upon request. For ages 6 months to 12 yrs old, they have this so-called Azulitos Kid’s Club where they can hang out and play at the My Gym, splash water park and playground. For teens, they have the Breeze Teen Club where ages 13 to 17 hangout and play interactive games like Wii, CD mixing classes, beach volleyball tournaments and tennis clinics. With all these kid-friendly amenities, it not surprising if the kids will request for vacation extension because this truly is a vacation haven.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Modern Fireplaces.

Traditional wood-burning fireplaces are out modern fireplaces are in. Aside from being a replacement to fireplaces, they also adorn great as furniture and tables.

"We're Having a Boy!" Pregnancy Announcement Cards.

Pregnancy Announcement IdeasThis Pregnancy Announcement Card reminded me of the baby gender guessing game I held in this blog two years ago when we found out Baby A's gender at 18th week (I think) of pregnancy. I really had fun reading those guesses. Most of them have gotten it right, perhaps, I gave away easy clues and hints leading to the correct answer. Revealing the baby gender is as exciting as pregnancy announcements. Although, it doesn't matter really whether it'll be a baby girl or a baby boy because after all, what you hope and pray for is a healthy baby. However, pregnancy announcement cards such as this will help friends and family members to have an idea what to get for the baby shower. Should it be blue-themed or pink-themed?

If you've just confirmed that you're pregnant and want to make a surprise pregnancy announcement, check out the unique and creative announcement cards at Birth-Cards. They can even customize and create a special design just for you let's say you want to include a 3D ultrasound image of your baby. If you can't contain your excitement to share the good news, don't worry because work on your layout fast. In fact, you can preview the initial draft within an hour during the business day. They also print and ship your cards the same day that you order them. They perfectly understand how fast you'd want to share the good news.

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Win an Imagine Nation Wedding Photography Package!

I've already posted this on my photography blog but since this blog served as my wedding blog before and it still gets traffic for my wed preps-related entries, this contest may interest those who are currently planning their wedding.


If you are getting married not later than November 30, 2010, here’s your chance to win one of four labor only wedding packages from the Master Photographers of Imagine Nation Photography.

All you have to is just answer the questions posted daily starting September 10, 2009 (Thursday) and send the complete answers to the email address that will be given on the 8th day. First four couples to send in the correct answers will win the prizes. The answers may be obtained from their website.

For the complete mechanics and requirements, please log on to Imagine Nation.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

DIY Wedding Emblems.

Another great, simple and thrift way of making your personalized wedding stuffs are through DIY emblems. These emblems can be made as a mark or stickers for your invitations, place cards, gift favors, programs, misalettes, thank you cards and even added elements for your banquet table. Check out a tutorial here on how to create wedding emblems.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Bloody Banquet Halloween Invitations.

Invitation HalloweenBloody Banquet is a perfect idea for a Halloween Party theme. For the Halloween Invitations, you may include a blood clipart or just like in the image on the left, you may set the mood and hint that there will be overflowing "Bloody Mary" drinks. You may also come up with scary nicknames to put on the Halloween Invitation envelopes: for example, "Bloody" Mary Smith. Or include in the Invitations Halloween different concoctions or drink recipes to make an appetizing Bloody Mary alcoholic drinks.

For creative ideas and designs of Halloween Party Invitations, a lot more can be found at Holiday-Invitations. Aside from the wide array of unique and personalized party invitations, the prompt and efficient customer service at is something to look forward to. The ease of ordering at their site through their instant preview engine, their fast turnaround, printing and delivery time (same day of the layout approval) enables a party host to spend more time and attention instead on the other party details.

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Friday, September 04, 2009

Pond's Big Beauty Sale

For those who care a lot about their aging skin, this sale event can not be missed:

Enjoy up to 70% off on Pond's products!

Venue: Participating Outlets (for the complete list, visit
Date: 15th Aug 2009 to 15th Sep 2009

Enjoy as much as 70% off of Pond’s Age Miracle™ Microdermabrasion Kit, Pond’s Flawless White™ Vitamin Soak Lightening Mask, Anti-spot Intensive Whitening Serum, and Light-infusing Under Eye Cream.

Get 50% off with Pond’s Age Miracle™ Dual Eye Therapy UV, Overnight Repair Dream, Daily Resurfacing Cream, Concentrated Resurfacing Serum, Daily Resurfacing Cream SPF 15 PA++, Cream Pump, and Day Cream Pump, and Pond’s Flawless White™ Visible Lightening Day Cream, Re-brightening Night Treatment.

Treat yourself with 20% off of Pond’s White Beauty™ Pinkish White Glow Lightening Cream and Pinkish White Glow Lightening Facial Foam, and Pond’s Clear Solutions™ Acne Expert Facial Scrub, Breakout Control Lotion, and Oil Control Cleansing Foam.

Halloween Sleepover Invitations.

Invitation HalloweenKids enjoy a lot sleepover parties and the perfect time to hold one is on a Halloween night. To make it extra special, menus and plans must be made ahead. The first step is to organize your guest list and prepare an enticing and spooky Halloween Invitation. Not only must you go out with the holiday decorations but equally important is to set the mood ahead through the Halloween Party Invitations. You may include interesting wordings such as on the Invitation Halloween on the left.

Should you wish to look for more creative layouts and interesting captions and wordings, check out the gallery of Invitations-Shoppe. The trendiest Halloween Invitations abound and just a warning because you might have a hard time selecting for the best theme for your Sleepover party. Each layout is truly alluring. But rest assured that the order process at is easy and hassle-free because of its shopper-friendly navigation. Plus, their patented instant preview feature enables you to see how the actual output will look like before the invites get printed. That way, you won't end up paying for reject orders.

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TOT (on a Friday): 10 Things You Hate About Traveling

Okay, a late entry...

But here's my list.

1. Long waiting time at the airport's departure area.
2. Packing baby stuffs.
3. Tendency to overpack.
4. No wifi.
5. Flight delays.
6. Rain..rain..and more rain.
7. Discharged camera batteries.
8. Far pit stops for a brief CR break and stretching.
9. Traffic.
10. The last day of the vacation. It means vacation is almost over.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Invitations Halloween Party at Invitations-Shoppe.

Halloween Party InvitationsAs the Halloween month gets nearer, be prepared for the Invitations Halloween Party that you'll be receiving left and right. Better have your costumes ready and dust away all your Halloween paraphernalia. Be sure to check out the theme that the Halloween invites present because more likely, the costume party mood will be based on it.

Kids will also definitely smile in delight to receive party invitations Halloween. If you are hosting one for your kid's friends, Invitations-Shoppe is the gallery to browse for the most unique and creative personalized kids Halloween invitation. Be impressed with their patented Instant Preview Software as you can approve in minutes the draft layout. And yes, even when you are in a rush, is able to print and deliver your cards just in time for the party.

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Barn Buddy Closed For Now.

Barn Buddy

I really wish that Facebook stops introducing new games for now. The more games they come up with, the more Facebook users procrastinate. But then again, this certainly is a wishful thinking because Facebook has really been storming the internet world. Friendster doesn't exist to most of us as we find Facebook the better social networking site with all its features.

The image above is the game Barn Buddy. I've been quite addicted to it for a month but starting last week, I started my rehabilitation with the downpour of online works coming my way. I won't be able to concentrate if I there are side thoughts about my harvest getting stolen. Check out my open Firefox tabs, I got a handful right? So there, have to adjust my online life for now. To all my Barn Buddy friends, sorry if you can't get anything from my farm. Haha!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Online Baby Shower Invitations

Printable Free Baby Shower InvitationsBaby Shower Invitations are one of the very first things to plan when organizing a baby shower. The designs need not overly embellished and expensive. Just a simple baby shower invitation will do. After all, babies are so much envied with their innocence and simplicity, right?

Cards-411 has the cheapest collections of invitation baby shower. In fact, they even provide free baby shower invitations for every order, thereby giving you a great savings of 40%. So if you are looking for cheap yet unique personalized baby shower invitations, just go to and start browsing their galleries.

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NOW'S THE TIME - Visual Talking -- Put Images Where Your Mouth Is!

Visual Talking is a new way of communicating words online in an extraordinary way. If you remember the games Visionary or Pictogram, it almost has the same concept. Now don't be surprised you be sent a Visual Talking because it'll be the next big thing to communicate.