Nov 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

Every fourth Thursday in November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving day while in Canada, they celebrate it every second Monday of October. Thanksgiving is their way of Thanking God for all the abundance and blessings their country has received. But history said that the First Thanksgiving in USA was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the pilgrims survive the brutal winter. (image source: click pic)

Anyway, I was just thinking that what if all countries will have Thanksgiving, too? They can celebrate it in any other day or month. Despite the calamaties, poverty or even the cruelty that had happened in some countries, I believe there are also good things to celebrate. We should give thanks to God for the protection, the graces and the blessings we received each day. It would be a great way to give back all the glory He has bestowed upon us... This is just my opinion ;-)

Uninvited

I was reading some news on the net and this article caught my attention "Couple slips though security to crash state dinner". I can't believe the security wasn't that tight at the White House. These couple, Michaele and Tariq Salahi, came from Virginia and the former even said in an interview before how "President Obama has made it very accessible for anyone to visit the White House, so that's like a big thing right now".

The Security Service are now investigating how these couple were able to crashed the State Dinner to think they were not on the guest list and nobody even invited them. However harmless, I think White House should be more careful in scrutinizing all their guests to prevent unusual happenings in the near future.

Nov 25, 2009

Great For My Home

One of the things that I find not so appealing in our house is the kitchen sink. I’ve always wanted to have a clean and organized kitchen because it is where we prepare and clean our food. Since we are to transfer to another house by next month, I'll make sure that our kitchen sink is easy to clean and have unbreakable construction and will not chip right away.

I found one great site while surfing the net that offers the things I needed for home improvement. You can see different Undermount Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks and Bar Sinks in there and I think I will opt for their Double Sink and Kitchen faucet.

Their undermount kitchen sinks are easy to maintain and easy to keep clean plus they provide a smooth transition between countertop and sink. They are also popular as they are compatible to any type of kitchen design, cabinetry or lay-out. What's more is that they are very affordable, and come in various shape, styles and sizes that would definitely match your kitchen needs. They also offer a wide variety of high quality undermount stainless steel sinks at wholesale prices to the public.

If you want to know more details about Stainless Steel Kitchen sinks, visit their site at www.sinksusa.com.

Nov 24, 2009

Monster Mom

I don't think I was able to go back to sleep early this morning. I went back to bed around 4:30 am and was still very much aware of my surroundings. I forced to close my eyes until I finally decided to go downstairs and prepare breakfast around 6:30 a.m. But due to heavy rain, my 6 year old daughter was still at bed but her dad woke her up. She ate her breakfast around 7:30 and was not yet finished until 8:25 to think her class starts at 8:45! And I still need to give her bath! I was fuming mad already and what made it worst was that she started to vomit! I was already scolding her, she was crying. I became a monster mom and how I hated it!!! I hated myself for hurting my child's feelings especially before going to school. I hated it everytime I do this to her because I knew deep down in my heart I love her so much.

I was thinking of not letting her go to school anymore but I think that was so unreasonable. I drove her to school and got there exactly on time. But before I left, I told her how sorry I was and hugged her tight. I wish to bring her home with me, my heart ached so much of what I've done...

When I arrived home, I was crying. I felt terribly bad and my conscience was killing me. What was wrong with me? How I wanted to slap my face so hard for scolding my little girl. She's my happiness, my life and my everything and how dare "me" for hurting her just because she was taking much of her time and puked on her food. I pray that when she's old enough to understand, she will forgive me and but know also how much I love her.

As of the moment, my mind is with her. I pray she's ok at school and that she won't be scolded by her teacher or quarreled by her classmates because I think that will be too much for her this day. Dear Lord, please help me look after her... I pray everything's alright with her. I wish to stay with her at school but I can't. After posting this, I'll be packing our things again. So dear Lord, I'm begging...

I Can't Sleep...

I slept very early last night only to be awakened in the wee hour of the morning because of a heavy rain and so I decided to go to the bathroom to pee. When I went back to bed, I could no longer go to sleep. I've decided to continue packing my things and then read a book so that I would doze off again but to no avail. My daughter also woke up and told me to turn off the light and sleep because it was already late. I tried doing so but more than an hour had passed and still I could not go back to sleep. So, finally, I went downstairs and here I am, blogging. I'm kinda irritated already so might as well do something to distract me coz I've had negative thoughts coming while I tried going back to sleep. So, I guess it's better this way...

Nov 23, 2009

Weight Loss Procedure Abroad

I've known a lot of people who wanted to lose weight. They have taken every measure like taking diet pills, perform extreme exercises or simply skip their meals.

If you have a problem with your weight, there's a site that can help you about weight loss procedures abroad. One of the procedures is called Lap Band Surgery. This surgery is placed around the stomach and is inflated to allow only a small amount of food to get through the stomach. Some people are confident about this procedure because it is reversible when the weight is lost and doesn't involve the use of staples or sutures.

The cost of lap band surgery in the US averages from $14,000-$25,000. In Mexico and other countries abroad, the price starts at $5,000 and goes up to $7,000 all inclusive.

Nov 20, 2009

Sweet Valley High

Sweet Valley High was one of the popular books read among teenagers. The book was generally classified as young adult or kids' fiction.

I happen to read this book and was not at first interested. But my friend wanted me to borrow her collections and forced me to read it. Well...it wasn't so bad at all. I think I got hooked for a few months but stopped later coz I've to study!

Sweet Valley High revolved around the lives of the twin sisters, Jessica & Elizabeth Wakefield, their friends/classmates and their family. It was a typical teenage story like what usually happen at school re friendship, jealousy, trust, misunderstanding, etc. There was also a TV series based on this book but never got the chance to watch it. SWH started publishing their book in year 1983 and the last book they published was in year 2003.

Nov 19, 2009

New Moon: The Movie

New Moon will hit theaters on November 20, 2009 and I'm definitely going to watch this movie. It may not be on that day because a lot of people might watch it, too. I want to get the best seat and see up close and personal with Edward Cullen so, might watch it days after. And this is a great way for me to unwind and relax from my busy chores, too... See you around folks!

Nov 18, 2009

Tired and Agitated

I woke up with a terrible headache today. Despite that, I have to prepare breakfast for my family, give my child a bath before going to school and see to it that my husband got everything he needs before going to the office.

After I drove my daughter to school and I came back home tired and agitated.My hands were trembling and I need to calm myself down. Instead of lying down to rest, I've decided to pack our many things in our bedroom alone. I put my daughter's toys inside the box and some of my books, too. I've realized that I need plenty of empty big boxes because we have a lot of things. We are going to transfer by the end of this month and it's so hard if I do this alone. I asked my husband if he could take a leave comes Friday to help me segregate and pack necessary things.

I've packed about 5 boxes only and there are still loads of things in our house. Moving out is really this tiresome...

Nov 15, 2009

Manny Pacquiao Wins By TKO

I am not much of a sporty person but I am happy to know that Manny Pacquiao won by TKO over Puerto Rican's Miguel Cotto, Saturday night at MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. The Filipino fighter, tagged as Mexicutioner, is now the new Welterweight Champion.

As what yahoo sport writer, Kevin Cole, described about the fight: "Pacquiao knocked Cotto down once in the third round and again in the fourth, pummeled him repeatedly and easily lifted the World Boxing Organization welterweight belt from the Puerto Rican with a 12th-round stoppage. The time was 55 seconds into the final round, as referee Kenny Bayless leaped between the fighters to save Cotto a more savage beating and ignominious end".

After the fight, the crowd were asking that Manny's next opponent will be Floyd Mayweather. I wish him luck but as of now, let me just say my congratulations to Manny Pacquiao.

Smallville Season 9

I'm a big fan of Smallville. Never missed a single episode from seasons 1 - 7. However, in season 8, I've managed to watch about 5 episodes only. I didn't quite like it anymore when Kristen Kreuk, who played Lana Lang, was not included in the cast anymore, although in some episodes she appeared as a guest star only. She's one of the big reasons why I got so hooked watching this show (and the other one is Tom Welling). But guess I've to accept the fact that Clark and Lana were not meant for each other...

Michael Rosenbaum, the one who played Lex Luthor, didn't return to Smallville season 8, too. He was a good villain and a very convincing actor. But now am thinking to finish the whole episodes of Season 8 (yeah, I had a copy for some months already) so that I can proceed to the next...

And I hope that season 9 is interesting now that they included Wonder Twins in the cast.

Nov 13, 2009

Great Video Contest

I used to work in a hospital before and I've heard about eye procedure many times but I've never seen how it was actually done. Anyway, if you've seen this procedure, then, there's great news. Abbott Medical Optics Inc. (AMO), a global, broad-based health care company devoted to discovering new medicines as well as new technologies and new ways to manage has launched the iLASIK Video Contest. They are inviting interested participants to make a video showing how life is good with better vision. If you qualify, you get a great chance to win cash and prizes, too! The entrants are required that the video must fall into one of the following three categories such as:

1. "My contacts are getting in the way of my good time"
2. "My favorite sport or activity would be so much cooler with better vision"
3. "You should see life after the iLASIK Procedure"

After submitting your video, tell your friends to visit www.gottaseethisnow.com and vote for your video. Take into consideration that their votes are one of the key factors in winning a prize. So, what are you waiting for? Join now and you might be the lucky winner to win one of these fabulous prizes: One Grand Prize winner will win $5,000, the market value for the iLASIK Procedure — selected from all submitted videos, Three First Prize winners will win an HDTV package, a $2,500 value — one per video category, and Three Second Prize winners will win the Flip UltraHD camcorder, at $199.99 value — one per video category.

Hurry up and join while the contest is still on!

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Taylor Swift: CMT 2009 BIG Winner

I'm very happy to know that Taylor Swift won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award, the youngest entertainer to ever win this. She also won in the categories of Female Vocalist, Album of the Year for Fearless, and Music Video of the Year for "Love Story." It was indeed her night.

Thank goodness, nobody spoiled her moment that night as she was able to finish her thank you speech.

Need An Auto Repair?

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Dad In My Dreams

I had a dream early this morning. I dreamt about my dad. He was very much alive and was talking to me and to my mom. He was very healthy, too. I woke up and I tried to recall what transpired in my dream. But what I only remembered was he was putting blanket to my mom who was sleeping. He was talking to me but I don't know what was that all about. This wasn't the first time. I dreamed about my dad many times. Some were funny and some were somewhat, weird.

It was nice seeing him in my dreams...at least, I got to talk to him & felt like he was alive.

I miss dad...

Nov 12, 2009

RPM Midwest

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Nov 10, 2009

Online Food Store

Love to taste different cuisine from different countries? I would surely want to do that but not everything is available in our restaurant. You can even hardly find necessary ingredients at the grocery! But if you are a determined cook or thought of putting up a food business, try to browse the net and visit www.efoodDepot.com as they provide different asian food online.

EfoodDepot.com is an online grocery shopping made easy, where you can buy best ethnic foods and browse recipes. This site also carries food from all over the world like Asia, India, Europe, Middle East and South America. In fact, it has a list of over 4000 recipes for various food dishes. It also offers hard to find food products such as snacks, sauces, spices, cooking mixes, sweets, cookies, beverages, etc.

You can also avail free gifts with some purchases and even provides some cooking videos on how to make Pad Thai or Fried Rice using sauces and seasoning that we sell.

What's great, too, is that they have a flat rate shipping of $4.99, free shipping on orders over $75.00 plus fast shipping, too! Visit their site now and enjoy shopping different cuisines from all over the world!

Mistress Of The Game

I'm a big Sidney Sheldon fan and one of my favorite books he authored was Master of the Game. It was the best story I've read ever complete with remarkable characters, dazzling plotting, and a page-turning narrative style!

Bless his soul, my favorite author already died but his books live. I got hold of Mistress of the Game more than a month ago and hope that the story would be as compelling and breath-taking as the prequel.

Other Sidney Sheldon books that I love to read are: If Tomorrow Comes, Rage of Angels, Naked Face, The Other Side of Midnight. I've read his other books, too, and they were also great but the ones I've mentioned were my favorites!

Halloween Costume

Halloween may be over but I can still see costumes being displayed at the mall these days. The great advantage now is that these costumes were sold with big discounts. I guess some people wouldn't mind buying it for the next year's use.

My daughter has plenty of costumes because we bought her a new one each year. She had a fairy costume, Little mermaid costume, Vampire, Princess Belle, Wizard, Angel, and a lot more but most of them won't fit in her anymore. She grew up so fast that some of her costumes were worn only once. This year, however, I told her that I will not buy a new one and use the old costume instead during their Halloween Fun Day. She didn't agree at first but after a lot of convincing, she finally conceded.

Recalling the incident two years ago, my daughter used to be very scared just by looking at the scary looking costumes and masks. Once, I had a hard time getting her out of the store because she was so frightened looking at the displays on the stalls. I almost lose my patience until finally, the female guard helped me to get her out. I could not imagine ourselves being stucked in there for the whole day!

Now, it's quite ironic that she preferred to look scary just like her classmates. She even wanted to buy the ghost costume but I declined for I find it so simple and I could not see her face, too. But I have to admit that it was fun looking at her donning different costumes.

Still, I am thinking of buying her a new one right now after I found Indian Lady Halloween costumes at the net. Their displays looked good plus it's for sale, too! Guess I'm going to avail it!

Nobody by Wondergirls

Nobody by Wondergirls is a very infectious song. The 4 Korean girls really captured a lot of attention as they performed this song with cute dance moves and steps. I've heard this song few months ago and the beat really made people do the groove. However, due to its popularity, radio station played this song over and over again, and then it got very irritating.

It was almost annoying to listen to this song a hundred times a day! But when I saw my daughter danced to the highest level when she heard this music made me kinda amused.

Well, I guess I've just got to admit that I still like this song, only hoping that the radio jocks will minimize playing this song in one day.

Beautiful

I love perfumes and colognes and I have plenty of collections. One of my favorites is Jessica McClintok's spray perfume because I love the scent. It's not bad for the nose to smell unlike Eternity where the scent is so strong.

Other scents that I like are EsteƩ Lauders' Pleasure perfume and Victoria Secret's Pretty and Pink Body Splash. But my most memorable perfume is Beautiful because it was my husband's first gift for me when we were still lovers. I love to use it during parties and special occasions. True to its name, the perfume made me feel beautiful inside and out!

Nov 9, 2009

Berlin Wall

Today, November 9, 2009, marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I remember I had a German penfriend before who was older than me. She sent me a picture of her and on her back was the historic Berlin Wall. Since I was still young, I didn't quite get it why there were vandalism at the wall. My friend was pretty though, I just didn't like the dirty picture...

(L) East Side Gallery; (R) West Side 1986: Graffiti art on the wall's infamous "death strip"

Later, I finally understood the story behind the Berlin Wall. The Fall of Berlin on November 9, 2009 made history after 28 years of holding the country's citizens. It also ended communism in Europe. Recently, Economist referred the event as "still the most remarkable political event of most people's lifetimes."

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/08/berlin-wall-20th-annivers_n_350203.html&cp


Berlin Wall Today (March 2009)

(image source: please click the pictures)

Screen Locking System

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Network administrators in Screen Pass help enforce screen saver password use, screen saver timeout, and screen saver selection and it offers advanced features, too.

When the administrator's idle period is exceeded, Screen Pass can be configured to automatically log off if the screen saver is running and inactivity continues past a second administrator defined timeout. During auto log off, unsaved changes in open applications are discarded and the automatic logout action can be set to logout, restart, shutdown, or powerdown. So, try Screen Pass now and see the advantages for yourself!

Let's Be Fair!

It's nice to meet friends in the blogosphere world and I love reading their blogs, too. I am also hoping to increase my blogger friends but maybe soon because I hardly bloghop these days as I'm up to something.

Anyway, some bloggers dropped by in here and asked me to add their link to my site and promised that they would include me in theirs, too. It was nice meeting 'new friends' so of course, I added them and it felt good seeing my blog on their lists, too. However, few weeks after, some of them deleted my blog link. Maybe they accidentally erased it? But I've sent them messages informing that my link was missing. Some responded and others did not...Solution? I deleted their blogs, too. Sorry, but I want it fair and square here.

Some people in my bloglist may not have included me in their bloglist but twas okay with me. Tt was my decision, after all, to include them and they didn't ask me to do it. Besides, they were my personal friends. But for those who came here and asked me for exchange links, please be fair with me. Thank you.

Nov 8, 2009

Duplicate Remover

I generally save a lot of document files on my laptop. I do it so frequently that I don't even bother to check if I'd already saved a specific file once before. As a result, a lot of similar files have been building up. Same goes with my mp3 collection and it's just too time consuming to delete them one by one. Are you experiencing this kind of dilemma, too?

Well, while browsing the net, I tried searching for a free program that could help me with this problem. I happened upon a website named moleskinsoft.com which had developed this small shareware utility called Moleskinsoft Clone Remover which can delete duplicates in itunes.

Moleskinsoft Clone Remover is system software that finds duplicates files and removes the duplicates of a file from the computer. Users of Windows and Windows Vista will find the program simple yet productive and at least enough to completely clean their iTunes library.

Clone Remover works by finding duplicate or non-existing music or video files quickly. The links in iTunes library can be sorted and displayed according to the search options. Each duplicate music file can be removed from the hard drive together with its link in the library. Files deleted by the duplicate remover are saved in a system folder, from where they can be removed or restored again. You can visit the site to learn more about how this system works.

Love Me, Hate Me

Sometimes, I am a person with a halo but in some other times, I'm a dark angel... and I despise it!

I may be relieved in expressing my negative thoughts to somebody else or being brutally frank to others who needs to look at themselves, but deep inside me, I am not proud of it. You see, I have conscience, too, and I'm always trying to make amends with my mistake.

It's just that, at times, it's so hard to control myself and my acerbic tongue especially when my ego is hurt (and when I'm under-stressed, too!).

I've wished to be labeled as a good person but it's just so hard to play good girl all of the time.

PDF Search Engine

Few years ago, reading books online was hard to do and was very limited. You have to browse lots of sites just to find the book that you wanted to read plus a pdf format was not readily available, too. I personally wanted to own a hardbound book but some of them were impossible to find at the bookstore. But with the rise of computer technology these days, everything are easily found via the pdf search engine. Downloading online is very accessible, too, and would only take a few minutes as long as you know the title, its author and have an extract of the book. Surely, reading book is much fun and convenient these days!

Nov 7, 2009

Family Day

It's a busy blogging day for me today but I need to stop now because I need to finish packing up things. We'll be having a family day today. Perhaps I'll just continue my blogging activities in there -- if I have the time.

Hope you will have a great day, too! Ta-ta for now ;-)

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New Moon

Can't wait to watch this movie on November 20, 2009! I'm a huge fan of Stephenie Meyer, thanks to her Twilight series book! I just can't get enough of Edward Cullen-Bella Swan story. Added excitement in this upcoming movie, New Moon, is Jacob Black and the pack of werewolves.

I'm also curious how the Volturis would look like in the film. Will they be a cold and eerie as described in the book? I will find that out surely on November 20!

Nov 6, 2009

Direct Sat TV

Want to watch TV with plenty of channels? Direct TV is the answer and it uses a satellite dish instead of the usual cable wire. What makes it more attractive is the type of channels and services it offers, such as Satellite Radio, DVR (Digital Video Recording) Services and High Definition (HD) content, aside from Premium Movie Channels and Pay Per View.

Direct Sat TV is a Direct TV Provider which offers top class Digital Satellite Service and the best Direct TV Deals anywhere. If you are looking to buy Satellite television service, Direct Sat TV can deliver the right Direct TV offers to fit your needs.

Direct Satellite Television offers more value than Cable television since you will receive the best Direct TV packages plus a whole lot of features. And if you are looking for cheap Direct TV, Direct Sat TV has Direct TV promotions that start as low as $29.99 a month.

Nov 5, 2009

Play It Like Joe Satriani

My brothers are good guitar players and so is my husband. Unfortunately, I am not like them. I knew how to strum the guitar though and I can read the chords but I can't play without the chords. I am not good in oido either and I don't know guitar picking and plucking! I so envy them. Well, at least I still know how to play ;-)

My older brother collected albums of some great guitar players like Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai to name a few. I once listened Joe Satriani's Surfing with the Alien album and I so love the tune of Always with Me, Always with You. He was really good! I showed it to my then bf (now my husband) and he liked it that up til now, he kept playing it with his electric guitar!

Anyway, Joseph "Satch" Satriani is an American multi-instrumentalist, known as an instrumental rock guitarist. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, and some of his former students have achieved fame with their guitar skills e.g. Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett, Charlie Hunter. He is currently the lead guitarist for the supergroup Chickenfoot (source: wikipedia).

Sharing to you the video of Always with Me, Always with You via YouTube. Enjoy the music!

Public Safety Control

Going to the mall has always been one my favorite pastimes and most of the time it's always crowded. Usually, as we enter, security personnel at the entrance would inspect us and our belongings, which is okay for me. Safety first, right? It's also good that the malls are now putting up Stanchions or Velvet Rope which are primarily needed for crowd control.

If you're wondering where you can get such gadgets, Camelback Displays has a wide array of products you can choose from. They offer the largest variety of trade show displays on the market and you can even have it custom-made. Other products made available by this company are the safety barrier, pipe and drape, room dividers, retractable belt, barricades and a whole lot more. If you own a business that caters a lot of people, this will surely provide you with your public guidance needs.

Nov 4, 2009

Agitated

I'm very tired today. I did a lot of household chores and attended my daughter's needs, too. We actually had a house help last month and I thought she was heaven-sent. At first, I was a bit apprehensive to hire her when I learned that she was already 56 years old. She said she wanted to work so she was hired. In all fairness, she was quick to learn that I don't even have to repeat things over. She had her own initiative and she was polite, too. Her only condition was to allow her to return home every end of the month and promised to be back the following day - so off she went last week... She did return to us 3 days after but not to resume with her work but to formally inform she was quitting. One of her kids don't want her to work anymore and of course I can't blame her. Some good things never last...

...so, in other words, I was only able to rest with my household chores for only 1 month. Today, I was so busy cleaning the house, washing clothes, taking care of my kid (which is my priority!), cooked food, clean the bathroom, iron clothes - whew! Plus I'm the driver, too! Don't you think this was too much?! I drove my kid to school, I drove my husband to his office and I drove my mom to the banks! I tried to refuse but then my conscience was killing me, so I ended up doing them favors. Another relatives came late afternoon and asked me so many questions which I was tired of answering. Of course they can't blame me if I was already ranting. I was exhausted and very much drained and I hope they realize that not because I stayed home, I have less to do. My health was even up to no good a couple of months ago. Gosh, I am so tired right now that I wish to be in a place where no one can reach and see me just for one day... Just one day to give me a break!!!