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Monday, March 29, 2010

Online Backup is Best!

Before my husband and I got married, we took a lot of pictures of us so that someday we can share it to our children and also to reminisce our old days. Unfortunately, we lost some of it due to some computer problems. To this day, we feel sad every time we think about it. Had we subscribe for an online backup we could have save and retrieve those photos that are important to us. Oh well, we learned our lessons that day and promised to never allow that to happen ever again. Thanks to online backup, now our important photos, documents and more are safe and secure.

Another One of Those Busy Days of Ours

It's been awhile since I last visited and blog hop and I apologize for that. The thing is that we have been busy with our house. I didn't realize how much time we would spend working with the home builder before they will finally start building our house. Just today, we spent most of our day driving and picking our stuff at the showroom, plus meeting with the homepro to pre wire our house with everything from electric to security system. Then, next Wednesday, we need to meet with them again to finalize the updates, then start building the house from there. I will try to visit tonight as much as I can though am still tired. Thank you guys so much for the constant visit with my blogs; I sure appreciate it a lot!

Who Needs Prescription Eye Wear?

Nowadays, you can hardly find items that are inexpensive. Everything is expensive especially when it comes to health. Medicines, doctor's visits, hospital stay, dental, as well as vision. Just recently, I saw my eye doctor to check with my eyes because of my diabetes. Thank goodness, he found nothing to be worried about diabetes wise, but everything is normal. I needed a new prescription eyeglasses though. When he was writing a prescription, I asked him if he could recommend a discount prescription glasses so I can save some bucks. Unfortunately, he couldn't recommend one. I don't have any choice but to pay ridiculous price for just a prescription eye wear. Oh well, I have to do it or I might not be able to drive.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Friday Fill Ins

Here we go...
1. The right word is more than enough to make me feel better.
2. Jacob, Daddy is sleeping, use your inside voice and shut the door quietly, please.
3. Up, up and away!
4. Kitchen is my fave room in my house and that is where you'll find me.
5. Ooh! What is that thing that sticks under your shoes?
6. Buying a new house instead of old trashy one is a good idea.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to do some laundry, tomorrow my plans include go to Easter egg hunting and visit the site where our house is going to be built and Sunday, I want to attend church near our future house!

Check the New Lux Score® Near You!

About a year ago, my husband got laid off from his job. Before that day, the company informed them or their employees about the present status of the company and who will be laid off on the coming months. That gives the employees enough time to look for a job. So for the fast two months, hubby went looking for a job online. After many days of job interviews, finally, we decided to take a temporary job in Texas. The agency only gave my husband two weeks to pack up and leave VA so he could start his new job soon. It was a risk we willingly take just to make sure we won't be jobless and the income is steady.

Two weeks was such a short time to find a place to live, so he decided to look online for an apartment we would live in when we finally moved there in TX. Thank goodness, after too much time looking, he finally found a website that was easy to navigate with great floor plans choices. The neighborhood was great because it was close to everything from school, job, hospital, church and even close to college. We like the price also because it was almost the same as the apartment in VA. There is a swimming, pool, playground and even fitness center which is few of the things we looked for an apartment. It wasn't like a Luxury Apartments but we are enjoying our stay here.

Anyway, back in VA, we lived close to Washington, DC which was very nice because we got to see historical places like the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Capitol to name a few. There were plenty of places to live there such as Boston Luxury Apartments, Washington, DC apartments that are perfect for those who are looking for a luxury apartments. I am sure my Aunt would probably like the place because it suits their lifestyle and needs during their retirement days.

True Friendship

1. When you are sad --I will jump on the person who made you sad like a spider monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew!
2. When you are blue -- I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.
3. When you smile -- I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.
4. When you're scared -- we will high tail it out of there, together.
5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining ... ya big baby!
6. When you are confused -- I will speak slowly and use little words.
7. When you are sick --Stay away from me until you are well again. I don't want whatever you have, but I care.
8. When you fall -- I'll pick you up and dust you off....
9. This is my oath...I pledge it to the end. 'Why?' You may ask -- because you are my FRIEND!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

He Needs Poster Printing Job

One of my brother's business is t-shirt printing; and back in my high school, one of his customers was the school where I went to. It became very popular because of the good quality of his work, that is why he has many customers. It would be nice if he could do some poster printing , too! He needs extra income for his daughters are in college now and that means greater financial responsibility for him since he is the only person who makes money. I just wished I could help him, but I could only help so much because I have my own family, too! My sister in-law needs to help him instead of spending time with her parents doing nothing.

The Essential Eight

Here are eight essential items to have on hand in the fridge:

Mayonnaise: an unbeatable spread, a base for dressings, and a must in tuna and chicken salads.

Mustard: like mayo, it's a mainstay for sandwiches but also a tasty sauce for boiled meats.

Filtered Water Pitcher: there's nothing like clean, cold water on a hot day.

Jam: kids love it on PB&J sandwiches. It's also a delight on baked treats and a sweet counterpoint to roasted duck or pork!

Cooking Wine: a little wine adds bright flavor to sauces.

Vegetable oils: storing oils in the fridge keeps them from becoming rancid.

Yogurt: a great low-fat option for sauces and for quick, healthy snacks.

Box of baking soda: place a box in both your fridge and your icebox to absorb odors.

Disney Vacation Packages

Before we know it, it is summertime already. My son would be out of school for two months and I don't have any plans yet on how to entertain him. I don't want him to forget what he learned at school though. I plan to incorporate some study and review lessons for 1st grader students so he would be ready for fall. For the meantime, one thing that would make my son happy is to take him at Disney where he would see his favorite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Sheriff Woody, Diego, Winnie the Pooh and many more. Right now, Disney offers Disney vacation packages that suit family needs. Since we just had our spring vacation, it would not be possible for us to go there this summer; maybe next year. We need to save for it first :-). This is exciting for it would be my fist time to go to Disney World in Florida.

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning is here. To make it easier for us, here are some few tips to follow:

1. Clean in an organized manner.
2. Clean the things you'd never think to clean. Other never-thought-they-needed-to-be-cleaned areas:
  • Telephone receivers.
  • Indoor garbage cans.
  • Shower curtains.
  • Automatic dishwashers.
  • The fireplace.
  • HVAC filters.

3. Dust with worn-out wool socks or a corner of an old wool blanket or sweater.
4. Polish silver with toothpaste.
5. Open your drains the nontoxic way.
6. Clean your windows the healthy way. And don't forget these tools and tips:

  • Use a sponge wand to soak the window in suds, rather than a spray bottle. Wet the windows thoroughly and let the solution do its work for about five minutes.
  • Avoid cleaning your windows on sunny days or in bright sunlight. The sun dries the solution too quickly, which can result in streaks.
  • Use a black rubber squeegee to dry the window. Make sure every iota of water comes off; otherwise, you're leaving dirt on the window.
  • Use paper towels to dry the squeegee after each pass.
  • For serious dirt, try an oversized razor blade wet with soapy water.

7. Forget Formula 409; make this fabulous all-purpose cleaner.

8. Sanitize your toilet bowl safely.

To disinfect the toilet completely, wipe all surfaces with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol or with some of the alcohol-based hand cleaner available in stores.

9. Clean your kitchen floor the easy way. Don't try to disinfect it, says Findley. "Unless you disinfect your feet, disinfecting your floors serves no purpose." Instead, use these homemade floor cleaners:

  • Hardwood and laminated floors.
  • Marble, tile, and granite floors.
  • Linoleum floors
10. Clean out your washing machine and dryer.

Custom Plastic Cups

When I was still single, I used to work at the factory that supplies cup for fast food chains such as McDonald, Burger King and so forth as a quality controller (Q.C.). I really enjoyed working with people who produce such products. They also accept order like custom plastic cups for other companies and retailers. The only thing I didn't like about that job was that I have to work Sundays on top of graveyard shift or the 12 hours night shift. With that kind of schedule, I felt so tired and there was nothing I could do than work, sleep, work and sleep. I felt like I have no life at all that is why I decided to quit to find a new job that will give me a flexible schedules where I can still relax and enjoy life during weekends. With much prayer, I was able to find a job I needed and wanted. God is really a good!

Air Travel with Children

Since we plan on visiting my folks in the Philippines, I will not jeopardize my son health from not eating foods serve in the plane. So, I plan of making our trip easier by following the tips below.

Even if everything goes according to schedule, traveling with children can be a challenge. Children run better on a full tank, but chips, cookies, and sugary drinks are not going to get you far. And since airlines are cutting back on in-flight meals, it's more important than ever to plan ahead to bring your own. Here are some strategies to make your trip easier, plus a few tips on air travel regulations.

Ages 3 to 6

  • Go for lots of healthy choices in interesting parcels that are fun to open and fun to eat.
  • Pack food in small resealable plastic bags for easy self-serve, or use mini food storage boxes.
  • Kids love small sandwiches cut into shapes like triangles, squares, or circles, or try using large cookie cutters--dinosaurs, stars and moons.
  • Keep containers of tuna or chicken salads properly chilled in an insulted bag with an ice pack. Do consider the length of your trip--will your ice melt before you get to eat your food?
  • Yogurt and applesauce are allowed in 3-ounce or smaller containers. Look for them packaged in tubes; it is easier to transport and eat.
  • Be sure to include the standby favs: cheesy crackers, dried fruit, nuts, or a homemade trail mix.

Finding Employment Can Be Hard

Recently, my brother in-laws lost his job of nearly 15 years as a college professor. No idea why? Anyway, he has been jobless now for quite awhile, and his wife only works part time. I know how he fells right now because my husband lost his jobs twice in just one year. It puts stress into our lives and that was very hard. Thank goodness, God has blessed us when my husband got his old job back and all the benefits and years in that job. Job employment nowadays is hard to find and we hope that my brother in-law will find a job soon for his family depends on him. There are plenty of job here in Texas, but his wife doesn't want to move out of state and that is frustrating sometimes. Hope she will change her mind and agrees to move where an available job for her husband comes. There are bills to be paid as well as mortgage and health insurance on op of basic daily expenses at home.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Busy and Tired, but Satisfied!

Oh my, we had such a busy day today. I cannot believe it! It seems like there is no end with everyday chores. Today was very tiring day, yet very satisfying since hubby and I have accomplished so much today. We had our car wash and oil change, did grocery shopping, meeting with the homebuilder, papers signed, two doctor's appointment and some household chores. Hubby and I are now happy with what we've found with the house we wanted. We are both excited and thrilled! We couldn't wait for our move in June :-)!

Friday, March 19, 2010

My Men Need Bow Ties

I always admire man who wears formal clothes on special occasions like wedding, social gatherings and even when going to church. I used to lived with my Aunt whose husband is an executive who attends many social as well as business gatherings and meetings. He looks presentable, respectable, aside from being a good looking man. When he and my Aunt got married, he wore a black bow tie; then just recently, my cousin who happened to be his step son wore a black bow tie, too! Talking about decent looking man, my husband wears neck tie and so as my son when we go to church and at other special occasions. They never tried wearing bow ties yet. I think it is time for them to try wearing one. I just need to buy them bow ties and see how they would look like :-). Oh, I remember now, when hubby was young I saw him wearing a bow tie during Eatser when they were egg hunting and he looked cute on that blue bow tie. I bet my men would also look very presentable on bow ties.

Friday Fill Ins we go!

1. Today I will be visiting blogs, and update my own blogs.
2. Matt said: what about dinner at IHOP for your birthday.... and I say why not?
3. What do you think of people who only live to work and those who work to live?
4. At some bakery it's free Pastry Day til 1030 Friday!
5. People say that what we're all seeking is everlasting love and happiness.
6. The image I cherish most is our family bonding together.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to go to bed early, tomorrow my plans include take our car to a car spa and run errands and Sunday, I want to go to church!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Treatment for Wrinkles

Admit it or not, most women including me are worried about wrinkles as we get older. Wrinkles comes with reasons such as getting old, stress, long term problems to name a few. I don't have wrinkles yet, but am already looking for some kind of treatment for wrinkles. I have seen many product advertisements both on the T.V. as well as in the market today. Some are very expensive but, safe and really effective on hiding wrinkles a well as preventing it. My Aunt uses the one that is very costly, but it really works for her. She is her mid fifties but her skin especially her face looks younger and no signs of wrinkles at all. I hope that when that time comes, I would be able to find a treatment for my wrinkles that is inexpensive, yet very effective. Maybe then, they already develop one that meets woman's need and budget.

Busy and Tired

We had a busy day today and I am so tired, but I still need to finish the tasks assigned to me. I know I have some important things that needed to be done since it's been six days since I last checked my blogs, emails and sponsored posts. As soon as my husband finished installing the router for my in-laws computer, I immediately turn my laptop on and started checking emails and assignments. I am glad that even though hubby was very tired and sleepy, he did fix the internet connection for me. What a lucky woman I am to have such loving and thoughtful husband who looks up after my needs and wants :-). Thanks, Honey and I love you! Anyway, we still have two more days till our spring vacation is over. I can say that we are having so much fun! I will sure miss this place and the places we went to... and most of all the hospitality and generosity of my in-laws. They are the best!

My Mother Needs Joint Supplements

Twice a month, I make it a habit to speak to my parents over the phone overseas. We talk a lot of things, from the weather, economy in that side of the world, my siblings and their families, her small business, my eldest brother's business, their whereabouts, our whereabouts on top of their overall health conditions. My father's health is good, but my mother is not. Since her stroke two years ago, her health is closely monitored by her doctor. She develops a type 2 diabetes on top of her hypertension. I worry so much about her health than mine since we are thousand miles away from each other and I couldn't take care of her, therefore, I am trying to support her by sending money and other small medical tools she can use to monitor her blood sugar level as well as her high blood pressure. Due to old age, her joints started to weaken and so I told her to ask her doctor for joint supplements to help with her joint problems. I know I can easily send her joint supplements but I decided not to due to her health and the medications she has been taking. It is safe to always consult her physician before taking any medications as well as supplements. I, myself take one and so far I don't have any joint problem yet. Bone and joint problem is very common with woman both certain health issue and those who are getting old like my mother.

Snowman at Springitme!

We got in my in-laws place Sunday afternoon, few minutes before the snow fell on the ground. And in just an hour, we have accumulated three inches of snow! When we got up in the morning, the snow is already six feet. This place looked like a winter wonderland that my son wouldn't stop from telling me that he wants to build a snowman. I was so tired from our trip, so I told him to wait till tomorrow, but my MIL told me to not disappoint my son, therefore I have to bundle myself up and take my son outside to play. I was shivering while my son was very happy playing with the snow. We didn't make a snowman though because I didn't bring gloves. So, the next day, hubby and Jake made a big snowman! My son was very happy and were we. The snow is almost melted now, but the snowman is still standing; I need to take some pictures of it tomorrow before it's gone.

In Need of Testosterone Booster?

I have seen many people particularly male who have big muscles in arms, legs and even chest. The reason is that they do everyday exercise such as cardio, weight lifting among other things. I really admire my Aunt who is very healthy despite of her age. She works out everyday at the gym or if not, plays tennis and golf. Of course, she never takes any kind of testosterone booster because this type of thing is for male only :-); but male can boost their testosterone level by taking testosterone booster to develop or build muscles in any part of the body . Yup, I agree that not all men use this booster. To those who need it, they can find many of it in the market today. According to what I have read in the magazines and on the internet, you need to find the one that is best for you. One that is safe, effective and even suite's your budget.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Just About Anything...blah, blah, blah :-)!

I was busy doing some household chores today. And I am happy with what I have accomplished. Did the laundry...which means I have folded and put them away. Folding and putting away clean clothes doesn't happen all the time here at home, so for me it is a big deal. Normally, after I folded them, they stay where I have folded them :-). Then, done cleaning the kitchen and ran the dishwasher. The toilet is done, too! Now, I need to tidy the living and dining rooms up before packing our stuffs up for our trip to New Mexico on Friday. I will not be able to bloghop and visits you, guys for at least a week; so bear with me. I will be back next week, and promise to visit you then. Right now, I need to put my son to bed...and maybe update my blogs while watching Pinoy soaps when Jacob has fallen asleep already. See you in a little bit...and then, next week. Have a great spring break everyone! Wherever you, guys are going, have fun with your kids! Thanks for stopping by, sure appreciate it a lot!

We Like Undermount Kitchen Sinks

Since our apartment lease is soon to be over, we decided to find a house to buy and that is the reason why, I am nowhere to be found in any of my blogs for new updates. Last week, we started seeing potential houses around my friends neighborhood and found one that hubby and I really liked. We already pictured ourselves living there. What we like about the house was, it is totally renovated and move in ready...,from bathrooms with new toilet seats to the kitchen with the undermount kitchen sinks, granite counter top, and new cabinetry. But sad to say that the seller didn't like the offer we made and got mad with the realtor estate agent who works with us. The seller didn't actually reject our offer, but asked or requested to make another offer. We decided to stop pursuing the house because we know that the house of our dream is somewhere out there waiting for us.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

On Closing Cost

Most people are not at their best when they are at the closing. They are feeling nervous and vulnerable as they sign the papers, and may even be fighting off an attack of buyer's remorse. Even though you may be inclined to just sign the papers, it is a good idea to check the paperwork and ask any questions you have. If you are signing a mortgage or deed of trust, be sure to review the document carefully. Check the spelling of your name, the property address and all of the inserted items for accuracy. Since much of the paperwork is prepared on short notice, occasionally mistakes are made. They are usually easier to fix while you are still at the title office, so don't be shy about asking questions before you sign on the dotted line.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Read SlimQuick Reviews First!

Every time I go grocery shopping, I can't help but notice different kind of diet pills that are display in the pharmacy section of the store. One of them is the "slimquick" which is especially designed for women who are trying to take those extra fats out of their bodies. According to what I read on slimquick reviews, it is one of the most effective pill to aid woman's need when it comes to weight loss. The only bad thing is that, they lack on money back guarantee which is sad. What if you decide that this is not the right one for you? Then you cannot expect to get your money back! So, again, make sure to read the reviews regarding this product before purchasing it unless you don't care about your money :-).

Please, Obey the Law!

While driving home from school this afternoon after picking my son up, I can't help but feel bad about this people who still drive faster than the speed limit on the school zone especially during the time when the kids are being dismiss from school. Some of them are talking on the phone! What is going on? Why is it that there are still irresponsible people who wouldn't abide by these simple laws? The worst thing is that there are parents who don't even buckle their kids up! And turning on a "no u turn zone" is not allowed on a certain time of the day. Would it kill them to follow these rules? I think they just ignoring the law on purpose....and doesn't really care for the safety of their children...and others around them. I hate it when people do things like that. It raises my blood pressure up high! If you are one of those who can't abide the the simple and easy law...shame on you!

Best Weight Loss Pills

It is our (husband and I) goal to be busy again and eat healthy foods in order to lose weight. By doing these two things, we are making ourselves healthy for our sake, as well as our son's. I am taking steroid as one of immunosuppressant medications to avoid my body from rejecting the transplanted kidneys inside my body. We all know that every medicine has its side effects; and so steroid 's side effect is, it improves my appetite which is hard to deal with. The result, I gained extra weight in just six months after the transplant and it is hard to remove it. My doctor told me to see a nutritionist/dietitian which I did. Since hubby and I don't believe on weight loss pills, we decided to follow what the nutritionist taught us...and I can say that it is working we just need to be consistent and motivated. Anyhow, some people who are looking for the best weight loss pills, I think they need to be careful in choosing one that fits their budget, one that is effective and safe. I heard a lot of bad effects of some weight loss pills, but most of all scammers who claim that their products are the best. Watch out for this kind of people for they are very good on persuading people to buy their products.

Best Human Growth Hormone

Many people need a supplement to make themselves not only healthy but also to look younger. Some need plastic surgery for that goal to happen. For instance, my aunt take the best hgh supplement aside from good eating habit and exercise. She also went to some kind of plastic surgery. No wonder why she still looks younger and healthier than me and my cousin. She is very conscious about her physical appearance and will spend much money just to satisfy her wants.

Pictures Do Lie!

Yesterday, hubby and I were excited about meeting with the loan officer to start the process of the mortgage loan. It didn't take much time as we thought it would be. I think it only took as an hour to process it and we were on our way to see the house we saw in the internet. Unfortunately, those photos lied to us. The moment set my feet inside the house, I was greeted by a bad smell. And as we continue touring the house, we saw many things that need to be done aside from cosmetics, and old carpet. For the price of $115,000, he house is not worth it (I thought) and the Realtor agent agreed, he even said we can make an offer for lower price. It is better to buy a new home built by KB home; for it is even cheaper than $115,000. But we decided to erase that on the lists of potential houses we want to see. We also decided to look for a newer one that doesn't need more things to be fixed. As soon as we find the one for us, we are willing to move in as soon as we possibly can. I couldn't wait :-)!

Best Sleep Aids in Market

One of the side effect of having a diabetes is difficulty on sleeping. I didn't know that before until I finally couldn't sleep the whole night. I would go to bed, but lay there for an hour or two and remain wide awake. Finally when I couldn't stand it anymore, I talked to my doctor about it and he confirmed that was because of my blood sugar level that was too high! He told me to take allergy medication for at least a week and I would help me fall asleep again. I thought then that he would prescribes a sleep aid, but no. I didn't ask why not sleep aid? I figured it was because of the many medications I am taking and it safer that way. I wonder had he given me sleep aid, what would it be? There are many sleep aids in the market today, which are the best sleep aids around? Do you know? When I was still single, I used to take sleeping pills, but the only one that worked for me that time was the name brand one. My brother still uses that name brand sleep pill and he is very dependent on it already. I guess that is a side effect of it. Maybe there is one out there that is very effective and safe.

Award from Shy

This "Sunshine Award" was shared to us by none other than a good blogger friend, Sheila the author of "Simple Happy Life." Many thanks dear. I tell you, we do need sunshine to make our day since we are tired on cold season. I couldn't wait till it is Springtime! I bet, you guys, do, too!


1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post;
2. Pass the award onto 12 bloggers;
3. Link the nominees within your post;
4. Let the nominees know they have won the award by commenting on their blog;
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

I now pass the award to all bloggers out there who are in need of sunshine in their lives. Grab it guys, please and bring sunshine to others, too!

Is Diet Pill Good for Me?

Winter time is the season where it is hard for most people to do some type of exercise outside home. Without the help of exercise equipment, how are you going to stay healthy if you can't run, jog, or walk at the park? I envy those who lives in places where the weather is great all year round. They can spend more time exercising and getting fit. I, for one get bored from walking on the treadmill...I don't see something new, but the same four corners of our apartment. I want to walk outside. I think I will be needing the help of new diet pill since walking on a treadmill is boring. With the diet pill, I can still shed extra fats stored in my body without having to deal with the boring treadmill *sigh*. I need to ask my doctor's permission whether this is the right thing to do since I am taking immunosuppressant medications for my new kidneys. We don't want the diet pill to interfere with all my medications.

On After School Program

My son is going to be in first grade this coming school year. He is now attending school at a neighborhood school. We like the school where he is at right now because it is one of the exemplary school in the district. The only thing we don't like about it is that it doesn't have an after school programs; that is why we decided to move him into a Magnet school where they offer after school program like arts, music, sports and more.Hubby and I didn't get the chance or opportunity to develop our talents, and so we want Jacob to develop his. We want to encourage him to at least learn to play a musical instruments like piano; play sport of his choice, and martial arts to depend/protect himself from being bullied. As we know, bullying is very common at school especially in high school.

New Luggage for Trip

Last year when I went to attend my grandmother's funeral back home, I brought gifts for each member of my family. Gift giving or “Pasalubong” in our dialect which is “Tagalog” is one of the thing we do no matter how near or far we live or went to for a certain period of time. Doing this not only makes me happy, but most of all , I love the feeling of seeing them happy even with just small and simple things I do or give to them. I also sent box full of goodies for them usually a month or two prior to my trip. With all the goodies and gifts, my luggage were accidentally broken because of improper handling of by the workers at the airport. I didn't even realized that it was broken till I arrived at my destination. I felt bad because it was one of the things I tried to take care of so it will last longer. Oh well, I think we don't have a choice, but to buy a new one since we are planning to visit my parents at the end of the year. I need a Titan luggage for it is durable, and the quality is best. I am pretty sure that this time, my luggage will never be broken even when it is being handled improperly. My aunt who is a frequent flyer has a titan luggage and it lasted for years. In fact, one of her nieces still uses it. Going back on our trip to the Philippines, I know it is still about 10 months more to go, but I am already excited to see my family again...and they are excited, too since it will be the first time for them to meet their son in-law after 9 years of waiting.