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Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Dutch Master Cigars

My siblings and I tried many times to persuade our father to stop smoking because it is not good for his health. But for whatever reason, he would listen to us. He keeps telling us that that is the only habit he has. He stopped drinking long time ago which is good. I decided to let him do what he is his choice and there is nothing we can do to stop him. Anyway, every once in awhile, I see people buy cigars and it makes me feel sad. One time I saw a man holding a package of Dutch Master cigars. That brand of cigar looks expensive to me. It must be a good one that is why I am not familiar with the name. Our neighbor upstairs smoke, am sure they knew that brand well. By the way, hubby and I are not fans of people who smokes. Yup, I am against it for the reason that it can kill even those who doesn't smoke.

More Photos at the Dallas Zoo

Here are some of the photos taken during our trip to the Dallas Zoo in October. As you can see, Jake was having so much fun! We need to do this often...

He loves the playplace because it is very unique.

Exit Signs

I still can remember the first time I traveled by plane on my way to Malaysia. I was very nervous because I didn't really have any idea on what to expect when our plane lands at Kota Kinabalu airport to switch plane. While waiting inside the airport I noticed the exit signs as well as the entrance signs were different. Thank goodness, there was a Filipino traveling with me who knew what those signs mean. She even gave me helpful tips and info regarding customs and traditions Malay people have. Anyway, she's been working there for quite awhile now and can speak as well as understand Malay language. I was very glad I have talked to her....otherwise I wouldn't know what to expect when I finally get there.

White Christmas with My Son

We had a white Christmas this year (2009); so I took some pictures of Jacob and I while hubby was still asleep.

At the playground...playing

Jake and I

Jake got some bruises from slipping while walking on snow on Christmas eve...oh boy he cried so hard that night.

Best Fat Burner

Christmas went well with us despite that my husband has to work that day. How about you, guys?Anyway, since holiday is almost over, my husband and I are ready for the coming new year. This time we both made a short list of what we would like and plan to do as soon as 2010 comes. As we know, holiday comes with lots of fun and foods. I, myself weren't able to resist those yummy foods prepared for us by our friends. Sure enough we both gained weight. Tomorrow will be a new beginning and it is time to lose weight. We need to find a best fat burner we could find to aide us with our goals. It will be hard to find that one because of the many fat burner in the market that is why we need to be wise and know which one would be safe effective and cheap.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ten On Tuesday

Here we go! Ten on Tuesday is a lists of ten things about the week's topic. They even tell you next week's topic in advance. So check it out and join Ten on Tuesday!

10 New Year's Resolutions:
  • Exercise more to lose weight.
  • Spend less time on computer.
  • Read BOM everyday.
  • Get out of my comfort zone.
  • Work on my Temple Recommend renewal.
  • Save more for our trip to the Philippines.
  • Limit dining out.
  • Be more frugal.
  • Phone my parents often.
  • Find a real job.

Ping Pong Table

When I was in high school, I remember my brother used to play ping pong. In fact, he was good at it that there were times where he represented the school for a national ping pong tournament. And he won! That gave me courage to learn to play, but I wasn't able to learn because I couldn't practice because we don't have a ping pong table at home. Now that I am married, my husband wants to learn, too. I think it is time for us to buy a ping pong table so we could start with laying ping pong.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

To Dhemz and Greg...

Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary! Congratulations, Guys. May You have more anniversaries to come.

With Love,
The Kenyons (Cecile, Matt and Jake)

The Christmas Spirit

As a family, we, the Kenyon's would like to greet everyone a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. May we all feel The Christmas Spirit as we celebrate Christ Birth! Don't know what to give? Click this link, What-Shall-We-Give?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Day at the Zoo!

I can't remember now when was the time we went to the zoo; I think it was in October. Anyway, here are some of the photos taken by your truly :-). We all had fun especially Jake. Seeing those animals i like a treat for him.

I love this one....

as you can see, he wasn't afraid with the alligator...he used to be scared with it though it wasn't real, lol!

Entrance to the Gorilla Conservation.

Behind him was the gorilla who loves little baby. This gorilla couldn't take eyes off the baby girl!

Nordictrack Audiostrider 990 pro

On top of the lists that hubby and I would like to do after the holiday is exercise so we can lose some weight and eventually be healthy for the sake of our son. Walking is the easiest way to do that. And since we already have a treadmill at home, walking won't be a big problem because I don't need to go out and endure the cold weather. My husband on the other hand like to do the elliptical thing. He has been eyeing the nordictrack audiostrider 990 pro he saw at Sears. Yup, he wanted it; but I told him that we need to save for that and that for the meantime, he can use the one at the fitness center. He said alright. Well, aside from we don't have budget for that, we also don't have space for it in our small apartment. So, he doesn't have any choice.

Another One of Those Busy Days!

We had a busy day yesterday running errands, getting hair cut done , and finding for a house. I was really tired. Then, at night, we took our friends to a Christmas lights decoration tour in the neighborhood nearby. They really had so much fun! I cannot believe it, they have been living in the same city for the past 20 years and yet, they've never need to any of these kind of thing during holiday. I just wished they will just pause and enjoy life every once in awhile instead of working like crazy. These people live to work and not they other way around. Life is too short and therefore, we need to enjoy it! Anyway, I still have a headache from yesterday's activities, but hubby wouldn't slow down; he wanted us to go stroll at the mall today while he watches the Avatar! That is unfair...he gets to watch it and I don't because I need to babysit Jake :-( ....waaaahh! Oh well, I'll just wait for it when the DVD comes out next year.

Fulfillment Center

While browsing the net to look for last minute gifts for Christmas, I came across the WSJ Store from Wall Street Journal. I was amazed with how much memorabilia they have. And if you are looking for a nice gift, you should check their site. I know now where to shop for a gift that my father in-law would enjoy. This store is called a fulfillment center. From stipples, apparel, awards and accessories, they have you cover. My favorite is the apparel section. I plan of buying my hubby a hat and shirt for his birthday early next month; I am sure he would be surprised!

We Had A Blast!

The other day, we decided to go to the mall to do a little bit of shopping for hubby. He needed two pants, two shirt. Since I am done with the shopping myself, I let him shop for his clothes while Jake and I play at the playplace. Two hours later, Matt wasn't done with his shopping, so I decided to have Jake sit on Santa's lap for a picture. Man, just for one sit and picture we paid $20! That is a lot! Oh well, what else can we do? Anyway, that was a once a year thing might as well do it if that would make my son happy! Earlier prior to that, we went to see Christmas Carol movie and oh my, it turned out to be a good one even though it was kind of like animated plus you have to wear this 3D eyeglass. We all enjoyed the movie, shopping and picture with Santa :-)! Jake had a blast!

Stainless Steel Drums

Last week, hubby took me for a date at the mall. We've watched movie: Everybody is Fine and after that went window shopping. While doing that, we stopped to listen with the children performing at the mall. And that made me think of my son. He is only five year old, but I think it would be nice if he could learn to play at least one musical instrument. I want him to play piano or a banjo. Right now, he is into playing drum. I saw a place at the mall where they sell stainless steel drums . That drum is not also nice looking one, but also easy to clean. I bet Jake would be excited to play it. If he decides to be in the marching band, playing drums won't be a big problem.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Fill Ins

1. No, we will NOT spend more than we earn.
It would be nice to eat again at the old kitchen table.
3. I watched the steam rising from the hot cup of coffee (or tea) and thought:
I am going to have a relaxing time watching cartoons with my son tonight.
4. Just put your trust in Him and everything is going to be okay.
5. I'll take whatever is left.
6. That was a great idea, at least from my point of view.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to do some EC dropping, tomorrow my plans include going to the mall and maybe have picture taken with Santa and Sunday, I want to see some nice Christmas decorations outside!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cookies and Bread, Anyone?

This is a family tradition every Christmas that I baked cookies and bread to be given to our neighbors and friends. And here are the Pumpkin Breads and Chocolate Chip Cookies I have made. The bread can be eaten as dessert or breakfast with hot chocolate milk or Chicory.

Easiest Way to Buy Car Insurance

No matter how much we try, we cannot deny that many people are still struggling caused by the tough economy we are in. Families are doing their best to manage their finances to make ends meet and that includes reducing the cost of any expenses they have such as auto insurance coverage. We are glad to have found a way to compare prices of the insurance quotes from different sources or insurance companies. Now, we are saving at least 20% than prices of other insurance companies.

If you are looking for a place to compare prices of the insurance quotes, go to NetQuote , a site where would be able to request a free quote from different insurance providers. The result you will get from them you would be able to figure out which insurance policy is best for you. What are you waiting for? Use netquote and save yourself some money by getting better deal.

A Timely Gift from BlueDial

It is almost Christmas, and many people are still not done shopping gifts for their loved ones and friends. It can be very stressful especially if you do not know what to buy for each one of them. Some people opt to buying gift cards to make their holiday shopping easier just like my in-laws. Anyway, my father's birthday is on this month. I have not buy him any gift yet. I think I would buy him an automatic watch because that is his dream watch. This gift would also serve as my Christmas present for him I am pretty sure he would love it. While looking online, I came across the a website called the, where they sell elegant, name-brand watches for up to 70% off. You will Find your dream watch from Seiko, Citizen, Gucci, Movado, Tag Heuer they have you cover. I really like their casio g-shock which I am sure my husband would really love to have for his birthday next month. Back to my father's watch, the Seiko SNK322 Men's Gold Tone Stainless Steel Seiko 5 Automatic Gold Dial would be perfect for him because it has all the features he wanted for a watch. What I really like about it is that bluedial offers free shipping and free sizing! Plus they guaranteed to deliver it on Christmas. Isn't it great! That means it is not too late to shop for presents yet!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Cute Christmas Card

You Are a Cute Christmas Card

You love the holidays, and it's hard for you to feel any sort of seasonal burnout.

You're the person who thinks the holidays don't start soon enough. You have your Christmas cards picked out months in advance.

The holidays make you feel happy and content. You're tickled by every gift you receive and every old friend you reconnect with.

You are a thoughtful gift giver, and you take the time to make each object you give unique and special. You like to see someone's eyes light up when they open your present.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cable Ties

My husband is not very good when it comes to hiding electrical cords and wiring. Yup, he is good at fixing electrical appliances and installations though. That is why, I hate it when he is fixing something because I have to pick things up after him. Good thing I have found a solution with all our cords and wiring. I found an online store that sell cable ties; now I don't need to worry about those tangled up cords; plus I can easily find which cord is for television or, DVD player and other electrical devices because of the colored-cable ties.

Industrial Products

It's been a month now since construction workers dug in front of the apartment door where we live. They still haven't fix the cracked concrete and it is not only an eye sore but it is not convenient to walk to. I hate it especially when it is raining because it might trigger a fire since they accidentally dug some electrical installation down the ground. I wonder if they were lacking some kind of industrial products to fix it. They probably need some safety device/tool and apparel to avoid harmful accident while fixing it since I notice they were not wearing safety vest when they were digging in front of our door. I just hope that they will start fixing it as soon as the holiday is over otherwise we will need to file a complaint at the leasing office.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Accredited Online Degree

Pursuing an education for me is not an easy task. As a stay at home mother, my schedule is very hectic. Good thing to know that modern technology made it easier for me and those who don't have time to attend school. Now, getting an education can be done in the comfort of our own home. There are many online courses school even accredited online degree you can choose from; and that is the reason why two years ago, I took an online class and found it very helpful. I was able to stay home while taking the class/course without leaving home, plus I can schedule my time study without pressure. It is totally the opposite of when I attend the class at the university or college.

Life Insurance

Nowadays, not all the people have life insurance because of its cost, not to mention that there are many of insurance companies out there, thus making it difficult to choose which one offers best coverage. As parents, we need to do our best to secure our children's future by getting life insurance for them in case something happen to us. By so doing, we wouldn't worry about them financially and emotionally as well.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Jack Georges

Computer has been a part of my life. I feel that I can't live without it anymore. So I carry it everywhere I go and it drives my husband so much though he doesn't carry it for me. I carry my laptop myself and sometimes it fells heavier especially when I carry it for more than an hour. I think it is time for me to get computer case to ease my burden. I really like the Jack Georges Milano collection particularly the Vertical Laptop Compatible Wheeler it is made of Italian leather and is very durable and is scratch and stain resistant. I am sure it will make my travel lighter.

LSAT prep

I am planning to pursue my education next year because I know how important it is for my family when crisis come and I need to go to work to sustain our needs. I heard that I need to take a special class called LSAT prep in order to get accepted to the school of my choice. It a requirement so I need to take this class.

Saturday 9: Don't Talk to Strangers

Welcome to Saturday: 9 . What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Don't Talk to Strangers

1. Tell us about a night that you spent with someone who was a stranger, yet by the end of the night you were very close. ~~ Never spent a night with strangers then.
2. When is the last time you rode the bus? ~~ Eight months ago when I was in the Philippines.
3. Describe the last time you stood up for a cause. ~~ A family matter.
4. What is something you would like to do, but you're afraid of the risk(s)? ~~ Work outside home.
5. What would you most like to accomplish before the year is over? ~~ Finish all the tasks assigned to me.
6. Name something you'll miss about 2009. ~~ My grandmother who died in April.
7. If you could invent something, what would it be? ~~ A remote control I could use so my son would listen to me without telling him a thing twice.
8. What first got you started blogging? ~~ Through a persistent friend.
9. How did you find this meme? ~~ When I was blog hopping.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanks For Your Visits, Guys!

My apology for not returning your visits and updating my blogs; we've been busy lately. There's plenty of things to be done: dealing with car insurance regarding our broken car, filing claims with the other party's insurance on top of shopping, wrapping and mailing Christmas presents, mailing cards, not to mention with many church activities that we/I need to attend to. I am always exhausted and tired. We are also in the process of looking for a house to buy in a nice and established neighborhood with good school district. Hubby and I agreed with the house we will buy; I get to pick the house as long as it is close to the park with walking trail and stuff. Anyway, I will get back to you guys as soon as the busyness of the holiday is over. Have fun shopping though it is impossible!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Searching for Cheap Apartment Has Never Been Easier!

Six months ago, my husband got his job back from the company he had worked for, for seven years. And so we need to moved back to the state where we came from. The company only gave two weeks to pack our things up and move so he could start working. So, we immediately start looking for an apartment to stay with. Since we heard so much good about the site called and how easy it is to find Cheap Apartments, we decided to use the website. I tell you, we were satisfied for the outcome because the site is easy to navigate and they have enough photos of apartments to choose from, thus easier for us to pick which neighborhood we wanted to live. We were able to different floor plans and it's prices. We were even allowed can even sort for prices from to sort by price to find the cheapest apartment! Amazing, isn't it? In no time, we found the apartment we both wanted to live. We are enjoying the apartment we are in right now; thanks to!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Protect Your Family and Home

I do believe that burglaries could happen any time, and that is the reason why didn't stop bugging my husband till he agreed to install home security systems in our first home. We live in an apartment now and I noticed some of the tenants wanted to make sure that they are secured; indeed home security is gaining public interest. When the burglars get the opportunity to break into your home, no matter what time of the day, they will strike and break in. Don't give them even a tiny bit of opportunity, make sure to set up a Home Security Surveillance System to your home for peace of mind and safety of your loved ones as well as your important possessions and documents.

We are currently looking for a house, and once we find one, I will make sure that home security system is installed especially that my husband works in the evening. Having a visible security system at home makes you feel secure and safe as you are less likely be exposed to any burglar occurrence, thus making uninvited intruders be warned before they accomplish unlawful action to a particular property. It also restricts the tendency of property loss or even the lives of the member of your family. Having home security systems installed send message that they are being watched by many people who wanted to eliminate them for good.

If you are interested, right now, ADT offers home security monitoring in all the states listed here. Visit their site now to avail of this special offer.

The North Face Running Shoes

It's been awhile since I last do some exercise and that is the reason why I gained few pounds on my body weight. I better start running again or I don't have a choice but to shop for new clothes.

Talking about running, I need to buy a new pair of running shoes since my old one is pretty much worn out now. I would like to buy a running shoes that is cushioned that way I wouldn't get a sore feet after walking or running.

While looking for running shoes online, I saw the running shoes I like at The-North-Face brand has many items you would probably interested in when it comes to shoes, winter clothing and more.

Know the Difference Between Trial and Permanent Loan Modification

This is a sponsored guest post written by Joel Jacobi on behalf of American Residential Law Group. Post powered by Sponzai.

Most of my clients don't understand the difference between a trial loan modification and a permanent loan modification. I'm writing this article to help homeowners better understand and navigate their way to successfully modify their home loan(s). Most homeowners understand only what they see in the paper or published reports. This is one reason why people are saying " I'm reading that everyone is getting help, but I'm getting nothing". The headlines read: 650,000 have received help under the new government modification program. What the article leaves out is the fact that these are all TRIAL loan modifications & all the information must be submitted again for review in 3-5 months.

During the 3-5 month trial period you will:

  1. Not receive payment coupons for scheduled payments

  2. Still considered delinquent on your loan

  3. Will have to submit financial via fax again!

Homeowners have a hard enough time submitting their paperwork to lenders the first time without it getting lost in the shuffle. On the second time around, if the bank loses your paper work, they will consider the loan back in default and not extend the loan modification (trial or permanent) again. Do you see where I'm going with this? Under 5% of the trial modifications turn into a long term solution.

Our loan modification attorneys use the best technology available to help our clients through the maze of loan modification. I have contacted numerous loan servicers to discuss an automated underwriting system. I even met with industry executives at a loan modification conference in Dallas, TX to discuss the issues in person. After the conference, I concluded that most of the loan servicers and banks are truly more interested in the bottom line & most homeowners are looked at as a risk or return and nothing more. The only way to move forward efficiently is to implement the technology that has driven our country to the forefront of the world. I use organization and automation everyday to keep my firm organized. If the loan servicers would do the same, we could fix this mess sooner rather than later.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Small Talk Six

6 things on your wish list for Christmas this year

1. A New house
2. My son to always remember to clean up his mess.
3. For me and hubby to lose weight
4. A new pair running/walking shoes
5. To control my diabetes
6. Good health for my parents

Friday Fill Ins

1. Wait! Wait, don't forget to say a prayer before you guys start eating.
I was being followed at once by my brother just to make sure I was safe.
3. The trouble is
I am became busy looking for a house online.
My parents live many miles away.
5. With a faint pop our garbage can gave up!
6. Most of the time on a place that ha
s cold climate it is shadowy and ominous and snowy
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to retire to bed early, tomorrow my plans include clean up the apartment, do the laundry and put them away afterward, and take my son to McDonald and Sunday, I want to
take a nap after church meeting.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving and How it Started...

As we bow our heads this Thanksgiving to thank God for all His blessings, let us remember how this tradition started. The Pilgrims arrived in America in December 1620 and experienced a harsh winter of extreme hunger and starvation in which half of them died. Also remember what drove the Pilgrims to this land was a desire to exercise their religious freedom, to chose how to worship based on their beliefs and not the whims of a king of a country.

The following summer, the Pilgrims reaped a
bountiful harvest. As Pilgrim Edward Winslow (who later became their governor) affirmed, "God be praised, we had a good increase of corn. . . . [and] by the goodness of God, we are far from want." The grateful Pilgrims therefore declared a three-day feast in December 1621 to thank God and to celebrate with their friends.

Ninety Indians joined the fifty Pilgrims for three days of food (which included shellfish, lobsters, turkey, corn bread, berries, deer, and other foods), of (the young Pilgrim and Wampanoag men engaged in races, wrestling matches, and other athletic events), and of prayer. This celebration – America's first Thanksgiving Festival – was the origin of the holiday that Americans now celebrate each November.

Happy Thanksgiving – don’t eat too much!!!

Columbia SC, Great Place to Live!

If you are looking for a perfect place for you and your family particularly in South Carolina, may I suggest to check where you can get help when finding Columbia SC Homes For Sale. This area has everything you want for your family's need like great schools, people that are friendly and most of all houses that are very affordable compare to other area. With the economic situation right now, living Columbia, SC is a sure place to go because its economy is better than other states the U.S.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Murphy Bed Wall Bed

Living in a small place like an apartments, condominiums, dorms and dens can be challenging sometimes. You cannot do whatever you want to do at times because of the small space. In order to make things work, you need to utilize the space. One way to do is by getting a Murphy bed wall bed or wall bed. This bed can be folded up to the wall, thus making it a bed at night, and a comfortable sofa during the day, thus saving you a space for other furniture you have. You can go to their website and learn more about this unique bed. I have found out that they also have huge selection of fabrics and accessories. The great thing about this bed is that it is made of wood. So, if you are interested, visit their site now for order and shipping info.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Colon Cleanse

My husband and I started gaining a lot of weight immediately after our wedding. We both love to cook and eat and that is the very reason why. It's been a few years since the last time we actively engaged ourselves into really watching our food intake as well as exercising. Then, this year, my husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and that was a wake up call for both of us. We begun to do some exercise again and eating more fruit and veggies and less meat. Fruits and veggies help our fiber supply and prevents us from gaining more pounds and eventually lessens our fat level. I also read about colon cleanse reviews where I learned that our body also need to be cleaned. And a good cleanser helps get rid of bad toxins and fatty acids into our bodies, thus prevent us from having colon cancer. Keeping our bodies healthy ensures good health and less sickness.

Holiday Gifts

Christmas is fast approaching that is why many people are excited to start buying gifts on Black Friday. I am not one of those people who would wake up early in the morning on the day after thanksgiving to buy holiday gifts, though they say that they save money because of the great deals they get during that day. I might try that someday. For now, I will do my online shopping which is easier and will also help me save money as well as my time without compromising my much needed sleep after the busy thanksgiving dinner preparation and all.

Appetite Suppressant

After I had a kidney transplant, my doctor prescribed me with anti suppressant medicines and one of them is a steroid that has the side effect that makes me want to eat even though I am not hungry. Because of the side effect, I gained weight. Now, I can't wear my small size clothes anymore and worst, I became diabetic. I need to ask my doctor whether appetite suppressant pill can help me with my appetite. I really need to do something about it before they put me into insulin, which is the last thing I want to take. I hate shots especially if I have to do it to myself.

Bodybuilding Supplements

Back in 1999, I lived with my Aunt and her husband who are both very active. Aside from playing sports on weekend, they also go to the gym everyday and do bodybuilding. No wonder why they are both physically healthy. Everyone who see them want to have bodies like theirs. They are also the reason why at one time I had a small body. Anyway, for people like them, they need bodybuilding supplements to sustain their bodies need aside from eating healthy foods. I might need this kind of supplements when I decide to go back to being physically active again.

Customized Gift Card for Holiday

Sometimes buying gifts for someone who has everything can be difficult. I for one has this problem almost every year since my in-laws have everything. We tried gift card before and this year I plan to send them customized gift card for a change. If you have the same problems like I do when it comes to buying gifts, then you should visit There, they give the option where you can customized your gift card by uploading a picture or design you want. I like that this gift card can be used anywhere in the world. Gift Cards from, not only good for holiday gift giving but also on occasions like birthdays, mother's day, graduation and more. To save some money, buy a bulk for you and the company you are working for.


My husband and I love to watch movies. We never missed the movie we like, but when bluray came, we missed bunch of them. Now we think of buying a bluray disk player so we won't miss a movie again. Honestly, I don't have any idea what hat difference between DVD player and Bluray Disk player. Can anyone tell me? Sometimes, I hate modern technology because instead of helping people save money, it is the other way around.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Fill Ins

Time flies so fast and it's Friday once again; time to make the meme "Friday Fill Ins. Here it goes.

1. We need to start looking for a house.
2. When my son makes funny faces, I feel happy and it made me smile.
3. If you want, I can help you , just let me know what to do.
4. I feel like taking a nap because I slept late sleep last night.
5. Massachusetts has a proposed 5% sales tax on elective cosmetic surgery; I think it was better than before.

6. Family gathering with plenty of food makes for a happy holiday.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to just sit and relax while watching T.V., tomorrow my plans putting away clean laundry and spend time with my son and Sunday, I want to attend church services.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Car Rental in Australia

Going on a vacation is one thing many people do. How great it would be and less stressful if everything is organized before leaving home and on the arrival at the airport of your destination. And if you are going for a holiday to any cities in Australia like Sidney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, renting a car will give you freedom to go anywhere you want to. And if you are concern about Car Rental Prices, you should visit , a search engine website where you can compare quotes from one car rental to another in an instant, thus giving you a chance to pick the perfect car rental supplier for you. You can even request for a feature such as air conditioning, stick-shift gearbox, an SUV or a convertible one. So, save while you enjoy a holiday vacation in Australia.

Girls Rule: My Favorite Pastime

It's time to reveal my favorite pastime at GR hosted by none other than Niko of Niko's Blog :-)! So, here are few of my fave pastime.

1.) I'll say, cooking is my first pastime :-); no wonder why I gained weight and so is my husband. I love cooking and that is the reason why my son loves it when he sees me cooks. It's funny because he calls any meal I prepare a "dinner." He loves to sit and eat with us and that is g
ood because that is where we talk about our days :-)! Although I love to cook, am not an expert on it!

2.) Now, this is what almost everyone of us fave pastime, blogging :-)! It is obvious because as all of you know I maintain five blogs; it is hard to maintain them, but I sure love it! In blogging, I basically loves it because it allows me to share my thoughts, feelings, opinions and experiences on top of making lots of friends and learning from them.
2.) I love to read and that is one of my fave pastime when I don't feel like staying in front of the computer long. I have some fave magazines and books to read and most of them are self-improvement books, parenting, and how to manage finances. Church magazines and literature are on the lists, too.

4.) Filipino soap operas reminds me of home and so I watch T.V. while I blog :-); I also love to watch cooking shows, old movies, and funny shows like Ugly Betty, George Lopez, and more. Movies I watch are family oriented one; so we watch movies that my son watch.

5.) Last but not the least, shopping is an old time fave. I am glad shopping mall here are little bit far from where we live, otherwise you will find me there when I am not home :-)!

Well, these are all for now...what about you? Would you like to share yours? If so, then click the badge above to see more entries.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Great Deal on Kitchen Products!

Exactly a week from now, Thanksgiving is here. We will all going to be very busy especially for mother like me who is responsible on all the cooking and getting the house and kitchen ready for the family , visitors and friends. It can be a bit stressful if you didn't prepare everything including silverware and dinnerware like the of Soup Bowl Sets and so on. Anyway, talking about foods, I haven't tried cooking a turkey on a fryer because we don't have a fryer. I would really like to have one that I can use for special occasion such as Thanksgiving. I have been looking online and found an oilless turkey fryer! Yes, you can fry your turkey without using oil. Oh boy, this product is great especially if you are trying to cut back on saturated fats. Indeed, a healthy way to prepare/cook your turkey or even chicken. If you are in need of any kitchen products, you should visit

What a Relief!

Yesterday, we got a mail from the hospital I go to for treatment on my anemia, transplant center, and my OB-GYNE. The letter informed us that we owe them $5,ooo because the insurance didn't pay much for the treatment for the reason that it was a pre existing health problem. I was very upset because we let three months passed without insurance back in VA; thus making us responsible to pay if we can't produce a letter from our former health insurance. All in all we would need to pay $25,000! It is a big money and we don't have any idea where in the world we would get that amount of money! And so, I prayed not knowing what my husband was thinking. I asked God to help us find a way to pay that amount or at least something we can do to avoid paying that hospital bill legally. And guess what!? After I prayed, without waiting, my prayer was answered! My husband figured it out, that my anemia was not a pre existing health issue, therefore, we are not responsible for the hospital bills, but the health insurance instead! Thank goodness. Now, my husband just got off the phone and straightened it out with the health insurance and that we don't need to worry about it anymore.

Best Gift Cards

Buying gifts for someone who has everything like my in-laws can be very hard. Because of that, I always end up buying the favorite foods they like instead such as chocolates, peanut brittle, peppermint bark and the likes and that was fine with them. This year, I plan of giving them Gift Cards instead since they both like to go to the mall and buy stuffs. Normally, they don't buy things that are expensive even though they like it; and so gifts cards are the best choice of gifts for them. I really like that they can use these cards to shop even at the online store such as! Cool, isn't it?

Should I Go or Not?

Well, November is a busy month for us. Jacob has many school activities we need to attend to, on top of our routine appointments at the doctor's office, my volunteer job at Jake school, and the busyness of the coming Thanksgiving Day. Then, there is monthly visit with four women in our ward. I feel so tired just thinking about them. Now, I am torn between going or not going to the Multi-Cultural activity at school where aside from bringing a dessert from the Philippines, we also need to wear costumes, which we don't have any right now.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Air Filters

My husband is very particular when it comes to the air we breath inside the apartment we live. I can't blame him because my son has bad allergic reactions to dust. My son coughs as if he has an asthma. So, he makes sure that the air filters he buys to replace the air filters in our apartment while I help clean our place. We can take any risks when it comes to our son's health and well being.

Hair Loss Treatment

In the church where we belong, I noticed that most male members suffer from baldness and that includes my husband. I wonder why most hair loss problems occur more often on male than female person. My brother is losing hair as well. They said it is hereditary, but how about my brother. There is no bald on both side of my family! Now, when it to my father in-law and my husband, that is obviously on their genes.When I asked my cousin about hair loss treatment her husband used to have his hair grow back again; she told me about the miracle oil that she used to massage her husband’s scalp. So, I tried using that on my husband’s scalp, buy unfortunately, it didn’t work for him. Is there really an easy and effective way to treat this kind of problem? The answer is yes when I looked online.Because of the modern technology, and medical research, they discover that there is really a cure for male even female hair loss problem. And that is through hair restoration. To do that, you need to consult a physician and have your scalp be examined; in that case, they will know what causes your scalp to lose hair. Hair restoration is recommended based on the doctor’s finding. If you are interested on hair loss treatment, check their website now for more info.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lasik Patient Advocacy

Many people including me prefer to wear contact lens over eyeglasses. I now wear eyeglasses because of my eye problem. I can't drive without it. But with it, I look like older than my age. It would be nice I can have Lasik done for my eyes. It would be very expensive but it is worth the money. So, I better make sure that our new health insurance would cover Lasik procedure. Anyway, if you consider Lasik, you better check to get familiar wit eye Lasik and Lasik results. I read everything about eye Lasik on this website and I am convinced that Lasik surgery is the best choice over eyeglasses or contact lens. Patients testify that even complications happened after surgery, they would still recommend and would go through another more lasik surgery because of its great result.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mommy Moments: Sporty Day

Here is my entry for this week's Mommy Moments hosted by Chris of Mommy Journey with the theme: Sporty Day! I have posted some of my son's photos taken with his fave sports as a kid. Now I don't really know yet what sports he would really love to play when he is old enough to play. As a mother, being so protective, I want the safest sport he could play if I were to choose; but you know, we can only support them with what they really in to, right?
mommy moments

Jacob was wearing his first Football uniform when he was still about six months old.

Playing Basketball indoor.

Riding his Scooter with a friend, Danny.

With his bike after school; he loves it!

Golf time for him and Daddy

Football time at school

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Chatrooms For Emo

My nieces love to chat with their friends and I am pretty sure they would love to be part of this chatroom called chat rooms for emo where they can register free and browse thousand of profile from all over the globe; one great thing about it is that you can even see them live on webcam while chating online. So, what are you waiting for? Register now and start finding new friends locally and globally.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Girls Talk: My Favorite Chocolate

Although my doctor advice me to go easy on sweets because I am diabetic, sometimes I couldn't resist to eat one. One of my favorite brand name chocolates is Hershey's Kisses with or without almond. But since the Dove came out on the market, it became my favorite. I like that it is so smooth like a silk.

Thank goodness that there are sugar free chocolates I can munch on when I crave for sweets like chocolates :-)! How about you? Do you have a favorite brand name chocolates to share with us? Then, share it with us by joining this meme!

Math Online Tutoring

If you will ask me what my least favorite subject when I was a student, my answer would be Math, Algebra, Calculus, and Geometry. How I wished that time that there were Math help I could get or maybe even Online math tutor during those days. Hiring a tutor would be good, but we can afford the fee for it would be very expensive. It wouldn't be very hard had the teacher taught us the easy way to understand the Math subjects.

Unlike those day, things are different now. We can now find tutoring online that can help you easily with regards to Math subjects. Online math tutoring is easy to understand and lot of different style of teaching the same topic. Monthly payment is very affordable with unlimited access. With online tutoring, one can easily find the topic and watch the videos from various teachers. Imagine, every topics from kindergarten Math to Calculus can be found easily on videos nowadays with ease like buttons. So if you have basic computer with internet, you are in....or better have it to get the necessary help. The great thing about the online tutoring is one can simply pause and finish watching or replay without leaving home, that easy, I know!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Weight Loss Product

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I am so ready to make a Thanksgiving dinner for my family and friends who will be coming to celebrate the holiday. This means more foods and eating. I really need something I can take like weight loss product to help me and my husband lose weight. I am sure there will be plenty of weight loss products in the market today, that is why I need to be careful when choosing which one is the best for us; something safe. Effective and inexpensive.


There was no school yesterday and my husband was also off from work. So, we decided to spend a day at the zoo. We had so much fun riding the monorail and watching animals we've never seen before. My son loves the children zoo. This is a cool playground where you can also ride a pony and per some farm animals. Anyway, before we finally went home, we stopped by at the gifts/souvenirs shop; there were plenty of kid's toys as well as hats, shirts, books and candies. One thing my son really liked was the fake animal playing ball. It was very expensive though that is why we didn't buy it, but promise to buy it for his present on Christmas and he agreed!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Great Ceiling Fans At Hansen!

In United States alone, Ceiling Fans are widely use in almost every establishments particularly in homes, offices, stores, and restaurants and in any place that needs decoration. For some people, it serves as their electric fan! It was used since the late 1800's. According to what I read, Ceiling Fan was run by water before the electricity. Anyway, I for one, installed at least seven ceiling fans in our first house. Now, we can find all types of ceiling fans in every home improvement stores as well as department stores such as Lowe's, Home Depot and Hansen Wholesale Ceiling Fans. Notice that ceiling fans are ranging from low to high prices, depending on it's type.

If you are looking for ceiling fans, you can buy it at stores; but today, buying online is the easiest way to browse and get an idea which one you will choose. May I suggest that if you are looking for real bargain as well as advice from the expert on all ceiling fans for proper installation, Hansen Wholesale Ceiling Fans, is the place to go. I am glad that my husband is very knowledgeable when it comes to electrical installation that is why we don't need to hire an expert to do it for us, thus saves us money. But if you don't have any idea on how to install your ceiling fan, don't take a risk, just ask the advice from the experts for safety.

According to EPA the Midway Eco ceiling fan, Emerson has over 300% more efficient than any other Energy Star qualified ceiling fan with lights. For more reviews, visit, thus making it the most efficient ceiling fan you can buy in the market today.