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Friday, August 27, 2010

Saturday 9: Little Miss Can't Be Wrong

1. Who was the last person you dealt with that felt that they could never be wrong?
A friend,...she thinks she knows everything and that she is always right.

2. Tell us about one person who is the most like you.
Ans: My mother....strict, frugal, nagger at times, hardworking, sensitive, but devoted wife and mother.

3. What is something you really want right now?
Ans: My son's school anxiety to be gone.

4. What are you doing this weekend?
Take my son to the Primary activity at church in the morning, and visit and hang out with the Friers in the afternoon.

5. Are you in a good mood? If yes, Why?
Ans: Right now, yes...!

6. Do you have an ex that you are pretty sure thinks about you a lot?
Ans: They are all married now...I don't think they still think of me a lot.

7. What's one thing you wish you could do but can't?
Go to the Philippines and be with my family right now.

8. What's one trait you hate in a person?
Ans: User, self conceited.

9. What's one thing you like to do alone?
Finishing up paid tasks.... I can't concentrate when there are noises and people around me.

Long Walk and Talk

The other day, the weather was very nice; for the first time hubby and I were able to walk in the morning after dropping our son off to school. I really miss this moment where we can talk almost about everything...from small thing such as baby snake to school anxiety. Though it was raining a little bit, we manage to walked around the lake and back home; that was an hour of walking and talking. One of the thing we talked about was the coming community garage sale this October. On the day of garage sale we plan on selling the stuffs we accumulated for year that we don't need anymore. This garage sale reminds me of the pedestal sinks we bought for our bathrooms in our old house that were never installed, instead we sold it on a yard sale. I really like those pedestal sinks but we just didn't get the chance to used them due to our immediate out of state. How I wished we could have keep it for our new house. Oh well, maybe someday we would be able to replace our bathroom sinks to a pedestal one once they need a replacement.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Clotheslines

I find this poem about "Clotheslines" interesting. I reminds me of home and the memories of my childhood. I remember me and my mother do the laundry using our hands, hanging them on the clotheslines. I remember my mother telling me to wipe the clotheslines first before hanging them. I remember that there are some laundry bar soap that made my wrists bleed...and my mother would always say that these soaps are very strong, therefore they hurt my hands and wrists. Even though I bought my mother a washer and dryer, she still prefers to dry our clothes using clotheslines. Okay, here it on!

A clothesline was a news forecast
To neighbors passing by,
There were no secrets you could keep
When clothes were hung to dry.

It also was a friendly link
For neighbors always knew
If company had stopped on by
To spend a night or two.

For then you’d see the “fancy sheets
And towels upon the line;
You’d see the “company table cloths”
With intricate designs.

The line announced a baby’s birth
From folks who lived inside -
As brand new infant clothes were hung,
So carefully with pride!

The ages of the children could
So readily be known
By watching how the sizes changed,
You’d know how much they’d grown!

It also told when illness struck,
As extra sheets were hung;
Then nightclothes, and a bathrobe, too,
Haphazardly were strung.

It also said, “Gone on vacation now”
When lines hung limp and bare.
It told, “We’re back!” when full lines sagged
With not an inch to spare!

New folks in town were scorned upon
If wash was dingy and gray,
As neighbors carefully raised their brows,
And looked the other way .. . .

But clotheslines now are of the past,
For dryers make work much less.
Now what goes on inside a home
Is anybody’s guess!

I really miss that way of life.
It was a friendly sign
When neighbors knew each other best
By what hung out on the line.

The Clothesline Said So Much, by Marilyn K. Walker

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My Favorite News

Guest post from: Joe Castro

The only news I watch is my local Fox station's, WXMI-17, because it delivers the news, and only the news. When this station first aired news they broke tradition by airing at it 10 pm instead of at 11. I liked this a lot because I got to get informed and go to sleep earlier. They have evolved from their hour start at ten, into having a four-hour morning show along with an hour at 6 pm. I only get to catch a half hour of the morning telecast, but there are days I think about playing hooky just to watch the rest of it. From the beginning, their newscasters and reporters always had good rapport. They all seem to be quick witted, playing off each other's jokes. I like the fact that myTV offers the local channels, so that I can continue to watch this local telecast grow and change. I'm glad I looked for Direct tv deals in New York! They also have a very educated meteorologist that have good senses of humor. Those guys can make me laugh even on a rainy day. I think the thing that I like most about the entire crew is that they all keep their opinions to themselves; I am not getting bombarded by some nitwit's political agenda. This crew delivers the facts, while having a good time; which makes it the only news I can watch.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Basic Rules for Clotheslines

I learn to wash clothes at the very young age of six. And we used clotheslines to dry out our clothes. I remember helping my mother hanging those clothes on the clotheslines. It was like never ending job to me. Anyway, here are the Basic Rules of The Clothesline and a cute poem. Should you attempt to stroll down memory lane and actually hang some laundry outside.

1. You had to wash the clothes line before hanging any clothes – walk the entire lengths of each line with a damp cloth around the lines.
2. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order, and always hang “whites” with “whites,” and hang them first.
3. You never hung a shirt by the shoulders – always by the tail!. What would the neighbors think?
4. Wash day on a Monday! . .. . Never hang clothes on the weekend, for heaven’s sake!
5. Hang the sheets and towels on the outside lines so you could hide your “unmentionables” in the middle
6. It didn’t matter if it was sub zero weather … clothes would “freeze-dry.”
7. Always gather the clothes pins when taking down dry clothes! Pins left on the lines were “tacky!”
8. If you were efficient, you would line the clothes up so that each item did not need two clothes pins, but shared one of the clothes pins with the next washed item.
9. Clothes off of the line before dinner time, neatly folded in the clothes basket, and ready to be ironed.
10. Fresh sheets on the bed guarantee a good nights rest!

Saturday 9: Welcome Back

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: Welcome Back

1. Where were you the last time that someone welcomed you back?
~~ At church....we just moved into the new ward and so they welcomed us.
2. Tell us who is you favorite non-family member to hang out with?
~~ Our Family Friends, the Friers and the Hammonds.
3. What was the last thing that happened to anger you?
~~ When my son wouldn't tell us the reason why all of a sudden he wouldn't want to attend his Sunday School classes.
4. What was the last thing that you saw that was shocking to see?
~~ It's been awhile...can't remember it now.
5. What is your favorite thing to do on Saturday besides Saturday 9?
~~ Hang Out with friends.
6. Have you had your summer vacation yet? If yes tell us about it.
~~ Not yet.
7. Pick out one of your cousins and tell us about them.
~~ Hera, who happened to be my closest friend as well. A successful banker, wife and mother.
8. Do you have any special plans for next week?
~~ Yes, hang out with the Friers, shop and eat.
9. At what age will you consider yourself old and why?
~~ At the age of 70, with gray hair, wrinkled skins and started to get tired and sicked easily.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Attend CCNA Training and Learn Skills

The school starts next week, and my son will be busy at school while hubby is at work. And I will be left alone at home. I am not used to staying home doing nothing; so I will be spending most of my time working in front of the computer. It would be nice if I can work using my computer at home. But then again, I think it would be better for me to work outside home just like I did before our son was borne.

When I talked with my husband about it, his response was positive. He said to think about CCNA or Cisco Certified Network Associate accreditation where I can easily build a better future in the industry of computer networking. As we all know Cisco is known globally as a renowned networking company that can help with career involving networking. In order to be a licensed Cisco networking engineer, you need to be certified first. Which means you need to acquire CCNA training, an extremely big step directly into the field of networking, thus a big possibility to land a great job with excellent income.

CCNA is known globally, and you are not restricted to places to do or find a job. Their program provides you with an understanding into routers as well as the connections necessary to build efficiently and keep track of a system, from a small office or home network to a large company. In today's world, the need for this kind of specialist is actually substantial for this demand is as simple as obtaining a good accreditation that will give the industry acknowledgment relating to your knowledge and abilities in Cisco's products/technologies. If you are interested on this kind of job, visit their website to find out more of the recommended CCNA boot camp in your area.

Living in Malaysia

About ten years ago, I used to live in Malaysia with my Aunt and her family. I moved there to look for a greener pasture. My Aunt helped me find a job and was happy since. I worked there for almost two years, but became unhappy. I knew then that I am missing something in my life. And so I started using the internet to find out what I was missing. Internet kept me sane for the past few months. Then came Christmas time. My Aunt and her family decided to spend the holiday in the Philippines living me to housesit their big and beautiful house by myself. I was afraid knowing that I will be alone and there is no security system installed in their house. I won't be scared if that area they live is not popular with burglars and robbers.

Before they left, I suggested to call someone to install burglar alarms otherwise I will not housesit their house. They really need it for they were almost burglarized once! Oh well, my Aunt thought that installation was so expensive and so they didn't do what I have suggested. I ended getting my friend to stay with me especially at night. Good thing nothing happened to me or the house the whole time they were away.

When she came to my house for a visit, I asked her if they installed burglar alarms in their new house and she said “not yet.” So, I offer her some tips as to how to make their place safe and secure and free from thieves and burglars. I also urged her to visit and read about how important it is to have an alarm system in their house especially that they are always away during holiday season.

Happy Birthday, Dhemz

Happy, happy birthday Dhemz dear. Happy day has come to you all year...and if I had a wished then it would be.....a Happy, happy birthday to you from me... :-).

Hope you have fun today as you celebrate your special day with the one you love.....i love you and i am grateful to be counted as one of your friends in the blogsphere. Take care and stay as sweet and kind as you are, muahhh!!! myspace graphic comments

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Electricians Can Save the Day

Back in the country where I was borne and raised the power goes out very often. Sometimes it takes hours and the most would be a day or two, which is very annoying. Good thing my brother is an electrician and he fix whatever the problem at home every time. Nowadays, it is very hard to live without power for everything runs by it. I remember two weeks ago, when a friend phoned me telling me that she was at our other friend's house because the power went out and she couldn't stand the heat without the air con running. I would do the same if I was her. Anyway, if the power at your house went out every so often, chances are that there must be something wrong; it's time to call the Chicago Electricians to help you fix the problems. Don't ignore the problem otherwise worst thing might happens; for instance......a fire! You wouldn't want that to happen, do you? So give them a call now or click the link here if you happen to live in Chicago area. Act now before it is too late!

It's "Meet the Teacher Night" today, yay!

Today is the "meet the teacher night" at Jacob's new school and he is very excited to go. He thought it would his first day of school where he could stay and learn. I told him that the school doesn't start till next week (Monday). He was disappointed; my poor little man had already so much for the summer and is bored being home. Can't blame him. With the soaring heat everyday, and we could go out and play...that is too much to bear even for me. Three more days and he will off to school; will going to miss him, but what can I do? My little boy needs to go to school and learn. Hubby and I are excited though to walk him off to school on Monday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dream Vacation Home at Outer Banks

Before we moved back to Texas last year due to Hubby's job, we decided to have a week vacation to Virginia Beach and in the islands of Hatteras and Ockracke in North Carolina. We had a blast! We sure glad we went or we might regret not going. We love to go back there again someday soon and to once again enjoy the beaches, historical places and touring the light houses. The highlight of that vacation was the ferry ride :-).and also celebrating my birthday with a lunch at a seafood restaurant by the lake. I also enjoyed our stay at outer banks as well as the view of the outer banks vacation rental homes. How I wished we could have stayed there longer than we want to. Hubby and I also noticed that there are many rental homes for sale and some Outer banks short sales, too. It would be nice if we can afford to buy one someday since it is one of our dream to live in an island where life is simple, peaceful and happy.

Flight Survival Tips

We were supposed to go to the Philippines this Christmas, but buying a house ate into our budget. And so we set this plan aside and do it next year. Anyway, my last trip to the Philippines with my son was hard, so I told my husband that I will never travel by plane again without him. Talking about flying.....flying today with its delays, multiple stops and packed flights requires an act of discipline and a sense of humor. Even the pilots know, to mentally survive they have to on occasion bite their lip and smile.

Here’s some suggestions on how to keep sane when you’re tempted to curl up in the fetal position and suck your thumb while flying.

Two Drinks: Most flight attendants say it’s OK to ask for two drinks at a time so you don’t need to call them back in 5 minutes. Remember to drink plenty of water and juice to keep hydrated, and avoid caffeinated drinks, along with tea and coffee. These just make you thirstier.

Wear Shoes: Now that you’re slouching around with your belly bloated with H2O. You’ll need to go to the bathroom more often. Never, and I repeat NEVER, use plane toilets without wearing shoes. The flight attendants work hard to keep these areas clean but can’t keep cleaning the bathroom throughout the flight, so you never know what you may take back to your seat? Along with your belly your feet can swell during the flight so wear something easy to slip on and off your feet.

Seat Belts: Always wear your seat belt, even when the seat belt light is off. There can always be unexpected jolts from take off to landing. I was on a flight where the pilot bounced the plane extremely hard twice while landing. His voice on the intercom quickly eased our white knuckles as he said “Take that you bad, bad runway!

Do Exercises : Getting some exercise is important to staying healthy and feeling good during and after the flight. Get up and stretch regularly if possible, or at least circle your ankles once an hour. If you’re really into exercising go down the aisle trying to kick the pennies out of your penny loafers.

Dry Air: Keep the air vent above you open. Dampen a facecloth, place it over your face, and aim the air vent at the cloth. This will help with the dryness. If you want your teen-ager to roll their eyes in disgust draw a smiley face on the facecloth.

Wear Layers: You’ve got to contend with busy airports at each end, and different levels of air-conditioning on the plane. Most often the cabin is so cold you can hang beef in it, so layer your clothing. Take out of your suit case excess clothing, don’t worry that the clothes are multi-colored and mismatched, and put it on. It will give you more space in your hand luggage. The down side is that you will look like a fashion consultant for D.I.

Sleep: Sleep as much as you can. Avoid alcohol and caffeine; Try eating your dinner at the airport before your flight, then once on the plane turn in for the night. Use an eye mask, ear plugs, and a neck pillow to make yourself as comfortable as possible. Think about what you’re looking forward to doing at your destination, and let yourself drift off. If you’re lucky, you’ll wake up to the flight attendant saying: “As you exit the plane, please make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses.

The next time you get the urge to go blasting through the sky in a pressurized metal tube for much of the day and night hope these hints will help you pass the time with a smile on your face.


Great Deal on Diamond Rings

Yesterday, my family and I traveled to Richardson to picked the missionaries up at church and drop them off at their home back to Forney. By the time we got home, it was almost lunch time. We were supposed to watch the "Karate Kid" at the dollar movie house, but decided to have lunch first instead at Cici's pizza. Then we head on to watch the movie, but to our dismay, the theater is full and so we ended up watching the "A Team" instead. It was a nice movie though! Jacob sill wanted to watch "Karate Kid" but they canceled it. It was still early to go home, so we went to have oil change for our van at Toyota service center at Rockwall. On the way there, we saw a pawnshop and decided to stop. We looked for a cheap video game for Jake's nintendo ds xl and fortunately found a Mario brothers ones. We also got great deals on dvds and lawn mover. Anyway, while at the pawnshop I looked around and was amazed how much you can find there. They have everything from appliances, electronic gadgets to musical instruments and jewelry. Talking about jewelry, they also have great deals on diamonds ring, necklaces, watches and wedding bands and rings. Made me want to buy a solitaire diamond ring for myself or maybe ask hubby to buy one for me for our anniversary next month :-). I even saw some diamond rings that are very fancy and expensive when you buy them at Jewelry stores. Call me whatever you want, but how I wished that we've know that pawnshop offers great deals on jewelry and other stuffs. The best thing about the pawnshop is that you can even make a deal. Name your price and they are willing to negotiate it. Great isn't it!?

Weekend with the Friers....

I know it is late, but still want to share with my readers what a great weekend we had last week. We started it with a lunch at a Chinese restaurant with our close family friend, "the Frier's." Marivic, Gary and their son, Charles who is also my son's other BFF. The foods were great especially the Mongolian stir fry...we also had fun talking. After lunch, Marivic and I went to watch Angelina Jolie's latest movie "Salt" which was very good. The boys were with their Dad's at home watching DVD and playing. At about 5pm, the movie was over and we all headed to an outlet mall to buy some t shirt. Marivic and I shopped at Old Navy while the boys shopped at Reebok. The two little boys had so much fun playing the whole time we were at the Tanger Outlet mall. Finally we call it a day at 7pm. They went home while we decided to go to IKEA to return the curtain we bought two months ago. We like the curtains, but we don't need at anymore. It took us 2 hours drive back and forth; thus making us very hungry afterward. We came home at 9pm and ate some left over. Oh by the way, we got great deals on the clothes we have purchased that day :-).

Our Sunday was great, too! We got woke up early for the 9am church. Good thing the church (LDS ~ Mormon) is really close to where we live. It didn't take us 5 minutes to get there just in time for the service to start. Learned many thing during sacrament meeting as well as primary, Sunday school, priesthood and relief society classes. The service ended at 12 noon; went to and have lunch, then took a nap afterward. :-). Indeed we had great and enjoyable weekend with friends. Every other weekend, we all agreed to get together and have fun and enjoy each other's company. It is good to have friends like the Friers. We all like doing the same things during weekend. Okay, that's all folks for now, till next weekend!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Are Convex Mirrors Useful or Not?

Every once in awhile, when I do grocery shopping, I see empty bags, packages and boxes of foods and clothes on the shelves at different isles of the store. Makes me wonder why these stuffs are empty? Could it be because some costumers decided to take or eat it with the purpose of not paying them afterward? If so, how could they get away stealing and robbing without getting caught? That made me think that maybe the store should have never installed convex mirrors at all; it seems to me that they are no help at all when it comes to monitoring what the people inside are doing. No wonder why this kind of problem happens for none of the thieves are caught yet. I guessed the security in that store is not being monitored strictly.

Smile Sunday: Trick or Treat!

I know it is late, but I still want to post my share/entry for this week. Hope you guys enjoy it. I love these photos where he was showing off his tongue after eating some of the candies he got from trick or treating :-). As you can see, its color is blue! Jake loves his cowboy costumes and wore it on Halloween Day for three consecutive years :-). Had I not tell him that for a change, he needs to wear new costumes, he would still wear it last year. Anyway, this year he wanted to be an Iron Man.

My little cowboy goes trick or treating :-)....
with his blue tongue.

Outer Banks Vacation Rentals At NC

If you are looking for a place to take your family for a vacation anytime of the year, look no further for Outer Banks in North Carolina is the perfect place to be. This place is very popular to all who want a quiet place to unwind, relax and have fun at the same time. Experience the beauty of the elaborate vacation rental homes with its amenities that includes private pools and theaters; and decks that overlooks the the ocean. The commute is very easy and is accessible from Maryland, Virginia and the northeast in general. Outer Banks has everything for everyone from swimming, surfing, hang gliding, para-sailing, biking, fishing, crabbing, golfing, water skiing, jet skiing, and kite flying, to name some. How about a visit to the famous turn-of- the-century duck hunting Whalehead Hunt Club in Corolla or taking a tour of the famous Wright Brother’s Memorial?

Stay in one of their Outer Banks vacation rentals. At Carolina Designs Realty, your need will be taken care of, for each of the Carolina Designs vacation rental homes has everything you need from freshly made beds, towels, and a complimentary welcome package of soaps and paper products with freshly roasted coffee to access to the internet. These are all the reasons why we want to go back there someday. Our two days stay there last year were not enough and want to see more of it. Click the link here to learn more about Outer Banks, NC and their rental home vacations, and then book your reservation afterward.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Crafty Fifty Meme, Part Two

Cheers to all of us thieves!

26. What do you normally smell like?
Fresh and clean (because of Crush from Curves)
27. Do you like Carrie Underwood?
Yup, I like her country songs.
28. Been to “The Vegas”?
Not yet. Hopefully this Christmas!
29. How far away do you live from your parents?
Millions Miles....
30. Are you happy with your job?
Yup....I love being a stay at home Mom :-).
31. Where do you work and what do you do there? a homemaker :-).
32. What did you get in the mail today?
Mortgage statement...time to pay it :-(
33. How do you like your steak cooked?
I like it medium well...yum!
34. Britney Spears…is she back?
No idea...don't care either :-).
35. What do you usually order at Taco Bell?
Burrito and Beef Tacos
36. Have you ever sat all the way through Gone With the Wind?
Yup, that was a nice movie...classic!
37. Have you ever been to Mt Rushmore?
Not yet, hope to go there someday...
38. Is it just me, or was The Marine (w/John Cena) a really horrible movie?
I don't know; never seen that movie before :-).
39. Are surveys like the cocaine of myspace?
I don't know..
40. Where is your favorite place (that you have actually been to)?
Myrtle Beach, North Carolina
41. What is your favorite candle scent?
42. Do you believe places can really be haunted?
Yeah, sometimes.
43. Do you smoke cigarettes?
No and never will!
44. Have you ever been to NYC or LA? Yes to LA.

45. How many states have you been to where all you saw was the airport?
Fifteen states.
46. Do you think 50 questions is enough?
47. Are you currently planning a trip?
Yup, Summer in the Philippines next year and Christmas in New Mexico this year; couldn't wait :-)!
48. Is Ryan Seacrest gay? Should anyone care?
I don't know and I don't care :-)
49. Do you take anti-depressants? Sleeping pills. Sleeping pills, yes.
50. What do you think about space travel? Something I don't want to try...can't even afford the expenses :-)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Just My Usual Blabbing :-)

Last night, I finally finished my paid post tasks. Goodness, with FB and and everything I get side track with, it took awhile for me to finish stuffs in my blogs. This is the time where I wanted to get out and relax! Right now, I feel light headed because I didn't get much sleep last night. I can't stay in bed late since my son is already awake. I have no choice but get up and do my usual thing hoping I could do more today than yesterday despite of lack of sleep and energy. Weekend is almost here and we couldn't wait for it as always. Then we get to spend more time boding as a family especially that my son misses his Daddy so much! My poor little man, he needs someone to play with while Mommy is busy blogging :-(. Anyway, got another sponsored post; need to finish them before the due date.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back to School Shopping Fun

This guest post from Walter Horn

My daughter and I got online the satalite internet today to shop for back to school clothes. I really like the convenience of shopping online with hughes net internet, especially where we live in such a rural area. The nearest mall is almost three hours away. I am very happy with the speed of our satellite connection, any kind of online shopping was very difficult with the old dial up service we were using.

I think I get a better deal online anyway. I scored a really nice assortment of clothes and accessories on Ebay. I also like shopping Sears and JC Penney. My daughter is still little enough to like all the cute, little dresses and skirts, so I stocked up on those. I think we ended up 5 different dresses, 2 skirts and 5 pairs of jeans. I, also,I ended up buying 10 different tops. I am hoping she doesn't hit a big growing streak before she has a chance to wear all these clothes out a little bit. I think maybe I got a little carried away, but buying clothes for little girls is so fun! Although I may not be having such a good time when the credit card bill arrives. Oh well, they are only little once.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Read Ipod Review First

Looking for a good deal with electronic gadget like ipod is not easy as some people thinks. Deals are great if the quality and brand of the ipod is an issue. There are many ipods available in the market today and if you are looking for one, may I suggest that read some ipod reviews online to make sure you will get a great deal. We like the ipod we purchased two years ago because it has mp3 player, and we can download as many songs we want to. It also has plenty space for photos. Anyway, hubby is planning to update our ipod for a newer one. I couldn't wait for it, yay!

Jake's Sunday Smile

I so love this photo of my son when we went to the park one Sunday afternoon after attending church meeting. Here he was seating on his Mickey Mouse picnic chair; he just finished playing at he playground and walking with Daddy :-). His smile is very sweet. Yup, his love for picture and posing is back and I am so glad for that. Now, he will even pose without me asking and would ask me to take a picture of him.

The place by the way was at Lake Ray Hubbard in Garland, Texas. It is a pretty big lake with spacious playground and walking trails, and a great place to go picnic, ride boat, hike, play sports or simply hang around and enjoy the scenery.

School, Community, and Everything are Great!

While my son and I were doing some study few minutes ago in preparation for this coming school year, I can't help but thank about a friend who is a working Mom. She is a busy woman whom aside from working full time is also a busy mother of well as a busy blogger. I don't know where she gets all the energy doing those things and now she plans of pursuing her study on top of all her activities I have mentioned. I really admire her spirit to do all those stuffs. I hope she'll be able to get more energy for that is one thing that needs time and attention. Anyway, talking about going back to school, Jake is going to a new school this fall and the school is within the community where we live not to mention that it is a walking distance from where we are now. It is pretty new and the school furniture are all new. Despite that the school is only three year old, it is one of the recognized school in the whole district. We really feel blessed to have our son in such good standing school. We love our new place for it is kindly of in between city and country. peaceful, safe and our neighbors are friendly. The amenities are great, too!

Foods We Haven't Served at Jake's Birthday

Below are the photos of foods we were supposed to serve at my son's birthday, but didn't get the chance to do it because we thought we have plenty of foods already prepared. We served palabok (made by Ate Delia), chicken and pork adobo, steamed rice, chicken afritada, chicken and macaroni salad, lumpiang shanghai, hotdogs, burger, fruits, ice cream and cakes not to mention the sodas and chips for drinks and appetizers. I marinated the chicken legs and hubby bbq it the next day while I made pancit bihon. Despite of that, we still have some left over foods, so asked our friends to get some "bring home" for we wouldn't be able to eat them by ourselves.

Pancit Bihon....
and chicken bbq...yum!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Credit Card Debt Help

Few years ago, my brother was very excited about his first credit card. Being new with this credit card thing, he didn't realize the bad effect of over using it in the long run. And so, he shopped here and there for himself as well as our nieces. The result, he came to a point that he couldn't afford to pay credit card debt anymore even the minimum payment became harder to pay. Desperate and scared, he phoned me asking for financial help. Good thing I had enough money in my savings account. I sent him the money with the condition to not use his credit card anymore. He made a promise and I trusted him.

Anyway few years ago, hubby and I decided to stopped using our credit card except during emergency only. So as soon as we received our tax refund that year, we've pay off credit cards and finally feel the freedom from credit cards bondage. We are now at peace knowing that the only payments e have are mortgage and car insurances.

If you are one of those people who need credit card debt help, then you should click the link provided for will help you pay your debt with lower monthly payment and even help with our bankruptcy. Act now and avail of their free financial consultation.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Jake and the Laundry Basket

Okay, this is one of the many pictures of my son playing with the laundry basket. What is it in a basket anyway, that small kids are fascinated with it? Taken one Sunday afternoon we attended church service. He just love playing with it; he is already six but every once in awhile I still find him in the utility room busy with the laundry basket.