Saturday, October 31, 2009

Always Connected To WWW

I have always been an online freak ever since I discovered the internet a few years back. I researched about my projects and assignments over the internet, got fond of emails for connecting with friends, got hooked with online chatting, got dependent in finding our wedding suppliers online for our wedding, developed great interest in digital scrapbooking, the digital kits of which are all downloaded from the internet. And now, I’m so into blogging lately and it has actually been my bread and butter for more than two years now.

Way back, I used to scrimp and depend on very frustratingly slow dial-up connections. I can still recall that I downloaded mp3s for hours and with sites that take about a minute or more before it is fully downloaded. That is why I was so delighted when my Dad subscribed to a broadband internet. Finally, I was able to download a 5 MB song in less than 3 minutes and with web pages loading in just a blink of an eye. Actually, there are a lot of internet providers out there like Qwest high speed Internet offering ultra fast speeds of 1.5, 7, 12 and even 20Mbps - up to 125 times the speed of a 56Kbps dial-up modem. What's even remarkable about them is that they offer quality Qwest phone service apart from the commendable internet service. With these speeds, surfing the net has never been this fast and exciting. The latest big thing that was introduced is the wi-fi (wireless fidelity) technology. Wireless broadband has only been available in hotspots coffee shops, wi-fi cafes and offices before. But now it has also become available for home use at a reasonable price.

As I've mentioned, I never let a day pass without accessing the web and checking my emails. With all of these online activities that I do, I can’t afford to have a very slow or intermittent connection. Luckily, our local DSL provider here in the Philippines very seldom fails me and they are at par with the speed that Qwest provides.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Just a Few Thoughts

If you've been frequenting my home and living blog, you might have noticed that I haven't shared any big improvement or progress about our so-called Mansion project. Well, it is because we haven't completed yet the necessary requirements for the housing loan but the little steps are still on going nevertheless. The husband and I are already discussing a few of the nitty gritty details of the interiors:

- carpet or tile flooring for the living room
- round or square dining table
- zen or rustic type
- blue and brown or blue and green motif for the CR

Honestly, our thoughts may not that be organized yet but it is because we're still taking things and steps at a time. We're not rushing and definitely, we still have lots of time to brainstorm anyway.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


We just live near Quezon Avenue where most of the renowned car service centers are located. Every time we pass by along that road, we are often reminded by the wrath of Typhoon Ondoy as we see wrecked and mudded cars queued for repair service. It's heartbreaking to see the damages and I just can feel how the owners of these cars are so devastated with the repair expenses. I just hope that the service centers don't charge much on the car and truck accessories replacement costs. The car owners will greatly appreciate and will be of great help to them as they still try to recover from the tragic effects of the destructive typhoon.

Hong Kong.

Christmas is near and the peak travel month is fastly approaching, too. I have several friends who are flying to Hong Kong with their families on December and January and have started finalizing their trips making sure that their bookings are all set even the non-intrinsic travel details such as the international travel insurance. They say, they have to be protected in case unexpected and unfortunate events happen like sickness or injury, travel delay, baggage loss, or worse.

Their currently finalizing their itineraries and of course, the common denominator in their travel plans? A whole day visit at Hong Kong Disneyland. I'd also want to go their with my family some day. We've been planning to travel there for the longest time however, we have so much priorities to work on first. Perhaps, in a year or two, we'll find ourselves boarding a plane bound to Hong Kong.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Wedding and MBA News.

Finally I was able to talk to a college friend of mine whom I haven't talked to for ages now. She called to invite me on her wedding which will take place next month. Our phone conversation lasted for more than an hour because we filled up each other with what's happening on us lately. Aside from her wedding, she also told me about their migration plans in the US next year and hopefully, to attend as well school mba while working. I quite didn't get the school name but I think I heard her mentioning Capella. She's perhaps pertaining to the one based in MN. I've read so much about Capella University on the web which is an accredited, fully online university and the leading online graduate school for working adults. Certainly, I can feel her excitement with all these changes because ever since, these have been her goals in life.

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My mind's not working at this moment. I have tons of online assignments to work on but it seems that I can't get my thinking caps to function well. I was doing fine earlier but suddenly my mojo just vanished. Perhaps, I have to heed the husband's reminder that it's 12 noon already and it's time to eat lunch. Yeah, that could be it.

Let's Go To Bed.

Play with us HERE! ;)

1. Has a relationship been effected by how one of you slept? Even though he snores loudly, I won't mind sleeping beside him all throughout my life.

2. What side of the bed do you sleep on? Right side.

3. Do you sleep on your back, side, or stomach? On my back usually and sometimes on my side.

4. Describe the bedding on your bed right now. How does it change with the seasons? Are you particular about your pillows or linens? It's a blue and white checkered bedding. We only have two seasons so not much options really. We prefer the cotton ones and those that are snug fit on the mattress.

5. When sleeping with someone, do you hog the bed, steal covers, or snore? I'm basically "behaved" and do not circle the bed when sleeping.

6. What do you wear to bed? If it varies, explain. Comfy ones.

7. No matter how much you love someone, would you rather alone? No.

8. Tell us about a time when you awoke in bed, saw the person next to you and thought, "Oh, no..." --- "did I just marry this guy?" That was the time when I discovered his snoring ways.

9. Tell us about a time when you awoke thinking it was a different day than it was. It happens to me frequently. Haha!

Beauty Talks.

I envy those girls who are so knowledgeable and creative about makeup application. To start with, I'm just a simple lady who's contented with a very light and natural looking makeup. I lack the know-how on the best brands, the most effective techniques, the latest trends, etc. I surely do have a few stash in my makeup kit but honestly, they are not "optimized". This got me thinking of attending a workshop or even enroll in a beauty school indianapolis just so to further my very limited knowledge. Well, I know I may just be confined in the house with my SAHM stint but it doesn't mean that I don't have the right to feel good about myself through makeups right?

Evian Babies

This video has been one of the most watched at Youtube in the past months. Meant to be shown on TV, this video clip about Evian Mineral Water's advertisement features computer-generated babies doing daredevil leaps, flips and somersaults is simply brilliant and outrageous. Don't you find the babies cute and impressive, too?

Facebook Addicted...

..not anymore!

I think my Facebook addiction has gone and now I'm completely rehabilitated. Well, I do occasionally log in there once in a while but five minutes stay of browsing friends' feeds is the longest.

I do not play anymore the games I used to play. My Restaurant City, Pet Society, Friends For Sale, Waka-waka, Word Mania, Rollercoaster Kingdom, World Fish, Farmtown and Barn Buddy accounts are all stagnant. It's been ages since I last checked my characters in there.

I do not also update my feed that much.

I also rarely comment on my friends' status.

It's not that I do not like Facebook hands are just full of online works that I can't find time to log in there.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Investing in Gold.

For most of us, gold, silver and platinum coins are just used as mere purchasing means at their current value. But do many of us know that we can actually convert them into a sound and even more promising investment in the future? You may ask, how. Well this is just an illustration. Keep whatever coins you may have now. If possible, try to collect even that of other currencies especially the rare ones or most sought after like the gold american eagle coins. Store them in a safe place like a vault or a safety box in banks and after some time, let's say about 20 years from now, take them out and you'd be surprised how much their values can sum up to. They're hundred or could even be thousand times valued than on the year it's been minted.

But of course, you need not wait that long should you consider investing in gold or in other precious metals now. The world financial status may appear bleak but actually, experts say that this is the right time and investors buy gold as a safe haven against any world crisis may it be economic, political, social or currency-based conflicts like investment market declines, currency failure, inflation, etc. Gold is the safest investment because it never devaluates over time.

The world of gold and other precious metals investment is really promising.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Lost Two Pounds Due to Ondoy

The aftermath of typhoon Ondoy brings so much stories of heartbreaking ordeals. I've got a number of friends who weren't spared by the massive flooding and I couldn't just imagine how they were able to deal with it with so much composure. Seeing pictures on their Facebook accounts of chest-deep flood waters, totally submerged cars, floating furniture, piled up vehicles, and pictures of them stranded on their roof - it's totally heartbreaking. They're now coping fine. One of them said though that she lost a couple of pounds because of this tragedy. The stress, she says, served as her effective weight loss pills. It may be a little delight on her part because for the longest time she's been trying to trim down her weight. Somehow there's something good that typhoon Ondoy caused to her.