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Sunday, August 30, 2009


I blogged about this new paid to post company that gives a sign up bonus of $5, plus another set of bonuses for every blog linked to the account..

I signed up August 19, 2009 --- See transaction history below:

I got this on my email 10 days after.. August 29, 2009

The good thing about this company is that they really communicate with their bloggers well. Any minor problem, as long as you communicate with ADMIN, will be given proper attention and will have a quick response.

If you want to experience this too, click here..

1ST E-Commerce Summit of the DigitalFilipino Club

DigitalFilipino E-Commerce Summit

I was lucky to have met Miss Janette Toral when she was here in Cagayan de Oro for the Digital Filipino Event sponsored by Syntactics. And when I learned that the DigitalFilipino Club is organizing its first E-Commerce Summit this November 12 & 13 at Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City, I couldn't help but make a post about that to help drive information. After all, what are blogs for, lol..

Anyway, for those who are not familiar yet, DigitalFilipino Club is a community of e-commerce entrepreneurs, professionals, and enthusiasts. And this 1ST E-Commerce will be beneficial for all members to learn the tricks and some tips on the trade.. Invited speakers are CEOs of various SMEs / Corporate Club Members, 2-time DigitalFilipino Web Awards winners to share their best practices. That's a very good way to Learn e-commerce best practices at the DigitalFilipino E-Commerce Summit. But of course, aside from that, there are also E-Commerce and Search Engine Marketing Webinar Series. That's for those people who would rather prefer an online seminar series.. Recognition of DigitalFilipino Web Awards winners shall also be done at this event.

This event is free for all club members. But by October 1 , the annual fees shall be increased to include the summit as a club member benefit. And because this event is free, sponsors helped make that possible.. One of the sponsors is DataOne. This company has a solution called VoiceOne that allows e-commerce site owners to accept phone (web) calls directly from their website. Now, if you wanna be part of this event, Be a sponsor of the DigitalFilipino E-Commerce Summit. But of course, you can also BE A MEMBER..

Saturday, August 29, 2009


mommy moments

Lili's real name is ZARELLE GLEN DOROTHY, I posted about her name previously but since I am joining this meme at Mommy Moments, I am posting it here again..

So how did we arrive at that name? Her first name, ZARELLE, is actually a combination from the end syllable of her dad's name and the first from mine.. GLEN is borrowed and improvised from my best friend's name, the late Glenn Borra, who by the way is responsible for indirectly bridging me and Lili's dad... Lastly, DOROTHY was from the Story in Chicken Soup for A Mother's Soul, "Joy to the World".. It was from there that I learned the meaning of the name Dorothy, which is, "God's Gift"... I checked that online and I found it to be true.. Indeed, Lili is a blessing. Truly a gift from God...


Christmas is just around the corner.. Would you like to get a Personalized usb drive this Christmas? Well, I just happen to browse through and I saw the personalized flash drives that they offer. They come in any color and any material that you can think of or imagine them to be. That means, you can have them in whatever form and shape and size and material...Say for example, if you are working in the fashion industry, you can have a glamorous appeal in them too. If you are the earthly, musky or woody type of person, you can have a personalized flash drive encapsulated in wood... A custom flash drive encapsulated in leather with your company logo laser etched into the leather is good for those who are in the higher ranks in their company... The youthful persons would surely love the modern appeal of metal and aluminum, and the list could go on and on... is the best company to get memorable flash drives that will show your gratitude to both, your consumers and affiliates or employees within your organization or office. It is a web retailer of personalized USB flash drives and they have been in the market place for many years serving businesses looking for unique ways to keep their brand name in front of customers. Personalized USB drives are the answer to effective marketing strategies and are very useful to businesses. By the way, I read that if you purchase a flash drive, you can have them pre-loaded with a company presentation, advertisements or other content. Portable personalized USB flash drives have also become a very effective office tool that is popular for transporting and transferring computer files. Not only that, you can save pictures and music in them too. The recent popularity of flash memory devices and competitive pricing has made these handy units very affordable to the public. I remember, my first flash drive really cost me a fortune...but now, I could buy 10 for that same price I bought my first USB... offers more than just corporate and company logos printed on a personalized USB flash drive. Actually, what they are really offering is for customers to design their own flash drive.. they call it "complete outside of the box customizations"..It's like telling their customers, “You dream it we can build it” and actually, that is their motto. Anything anyone can imagine, no matter how weird or unusual, can be designed, built and shipped out to your business for marketing purposes. Like for example, the personalized jump drive the company designed for Kidde Aerospace and Defense. The product looks just like a real fire extinguisher, except that the top pulls off to reveal a USB flash drive...Isn't that amazing?

Friday, August 28, 2009


Today, August 28, 2009 is the City Fiesta of Cagayan de Oro in honor of our patron St. Augustine.. While most offices, banks and schools have no classes today, we at BSU will have our regular Friday routine.. So I will be there tonight, still from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening--- I can't complain...It's a commitment... Anyway, after that I will still enjoy the weekend and a day to rest since August 31, 2009, Monday, is National Heroes’ Day - It was declared as a Regular (Non-Working) Day under Republic Act No. 9492 or "An Act Rationalizing the Celebration of National Holidays".

So still a BIG SMILE for that...

UPDATE: When I reached the campus, the guard informed me that classes were called off starting last night at 6pm until today for the Fiesta Celebration-- So I guess it is a loooong weekend afterall..

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Need a Search Engine Optimization Software?

Hello dear friends in blogoland.. I am so excited to share with you what I have learned online today. For those who are new at blogging and blog marketing, this is highly recommended. Well, I know most of you are familiar with SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION..and how it can help improve our lives in the blogosphere..Well, today, I learned about the seo software that can help us improve traffic, PR, SERPS and all others that SEO can do to our blogs.. Oh boy! I am glad I stumbled upon the site, which talked about it, thus the info..

As a SAHM, there is really a great need for me to learn these things as blogging has become not only a hobby of sorts, but a source of stable and reliable income. Well, like any other career, we really need to update, upgrade and develop new ways or forms of achieving our primary goal.. Ah, the sensible world of blogging for money is not at all different from any other job in the world--- It’s good clean money after all.. It also entails labor and intensive research…It is a fun way of getting your needs met. So like my other job, I make it a point to improve. And like what I said above, this SEO software is a very good tool to achieve that.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Karaoke Nights: Kumusta Ka?

I listen to this song with a heavy heart--- In a few weeks time, Lili and I shall be burying some stuff, real stuff that needs to be buried.. You'll know about it because I shall blog about it-- It will be an unexpected grand finale of sorts that will be necessary for us to cross the bridge for a better tomorrow.. I have commissioned some people to make the carvings for the epitaph already..Darn, it really is expensive to bury the dead these days, lol.. It shall be a formal and sincere and meaningful for it..


Hey guys and dudes, check this out.. Do you know that you can now save your money by selling your OLD stuff at Yup, you got it right! SellingBin is the venue for you to instantly sell your used, old, unwanted, and broken electronic devices. Instead of throwing them away in the garbage bins, sell them at selling bin.. Imagine, they will buy old, used, broken and unwanted laptops, cell phones, digital cameras, video games, gaming consoles and more!

I could just imagine how much space you will be able to save at home for old electronic devices that simply collects dust and sometimes may even be the cause for some mishaps in the home... So might as well release them from sight and make money out of them, right? Besides, I always believe in the saying that someone else's trash is someone else's treasure.. Do you agree? At least if you sell your old stuff, you will be able to use the funds for some new project or a replacement of an updated version of what you will be selling.. Cool, isn’t it? And most importantly, your stuff may benefit another person. I think of it as a more practical way to be generous to other people.. Sell your old stuff cheaper than its value and you become a charitable person for life--- wink..


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I read this somewhere...

I read this from Destiny's Bond and I am sharing this here. This is nice.. But, there is much more to this post that I would like to emphasize here..

"I love you", "I miss you", "I wanna be with you forever", "We'll be together for as long as we live". Ever wonder why the world always seems to need little bit of love? Phrases like these and countless more are being thrown everywhere. People tend to think the world is a big playground and everybody has a playmate that they trust, they care about, they loved...In the minds of the people I see everyday walk by or pass by, they all think love is a Frisbee that when thrown out somebody will return the favor and give it back.

It's a mindset like this that end up in ruins, love like a brand new toy is given to someone that you thought you trusted and instead of taking care of it and giving it back, they step on the most prized possession a person could have in this world, their heart. As the person you thought you loved walks off, you realize just how cold everything got. It's as if God himself saw everything that happened and molded your surroundings to look like how you feel. Rain starts to fall not just around you, but deep inside as well, flooding what once was a beautiful paradise in which you thought you could live in forever into a swamp, a marsh of regret and sorrow. It's only then you realize the raindrops you feel on your cheek isn't coming from the heavens, it's coming from an aching heart. The heart that needs mending and fixing. Ironically the materials that are needed to fix it isn't there...anymore.

Days turn into weeks, weeks into months. The heart that was once longing and aching for the return of the only person that could ever fix it finally realized that if it was ever to actually feel what love really is, and to actually feel the sincerity and happiness that comes with being with that special one. It first has to learn how to walk the path. We all have to learn how to walk before we can run, we all must feel pain in order to fully appreciate its opposite...and we all must learn how to get up when we falter...Lessons learned are not meant to bring down any person in anyway, lessons in life are stepping stones that need to be crossed. Yes, love leads to a happy life, but not by itself. With love comes work.. Remember nothing in life is given, it's earned. Whether it's a successful job, a happy family, or even a smile. The work and time that we put into this delicate word called "love" is like the gas we put in our car to get us to where we want to be. Just like gas we don't like paying for the price, but at the same time we have to realize that it's the only way to get to where we want to be...

"When the world says "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."

As for me, I will not fight for someone who is not worthy... I will not wait nor make way for our path to cross again.. Hope is good, but realistic hope is better... When the hurt goes so deep, it's considered as a missed hit.. In ill- circumstances, I do not give up, I just choose a battle that I am sure to win.. Or as the saying goes, there are so many ways to skin a cat... We just have to find the one that's right for us.. Kinda like the right strategy to solve a problem, don't you agree? Eventually, the hurt is mended, and there is no going back to the hell that once overwhelmed me.. My tomorrow will be brighter and shall be more productive than the ones who hurt me for I am raised well by my parents, and I am taught not to step on or hurt or cheat anyone just to be where I will be.. People should stop insinuating and making unfair judgments especially if they know not the truth--- or if they believe just one side of a story... or if they are continuously taking the side of one of the parties in conflict with the other---

Most of the time, two people who are in conflict are actually better when they talk it out by themselves.. It is when there are (many) "other" people who want to get involved that the problem becomes more and more complicated... "Other" people who think they are entitled to every bit of opinion when they are not even contributing to the solution or they know not what the real problem is between the opposing parties... But of course, life is like that.. You can only hope for better things to arrive the soonest possible.. Needless to say, still, in matters of the heart or in any other points our life is pointing us, we should simply be strong and determined enough to overcome the "others" that keep telling us to do what they want us to do, for their own benefit and consumption--- I am closing the book with this post... Even if you will not urge me, I will make way for a better life ahead.. Not only for me but for the little wonder.. I hope you stop here too.. My decision is final, and your sermons have nothing to do with it... I am done with all of you.. GOODBYE UNKNOWN TEXTERS, EMAIL GHOST WRITERS and of course, GHOST BLOGGERS IN BLOGOLAND..

My Favorite High Fashion Eyeglasses

I know you won't believe me if I tell you that my favorite high fashion accessory is an $ 8 Rx eyeglasses? That's teh one on the left.. It looks cool don't you agree?

Seems that everything around us is going up.. and, I think the best question to ask if we talk about eyeglasses is How You Can Start Spending Smart in this time of recession.. True, money is tight but we are still able to buy fashion accessories for aesthetic reasons... My favorite high fashion eyeglasses are available at Zenni.. and like what I mentioned above, they are just $8 when I bought them..

Monday, August 24, 2009


The winner of this year's Miss Universe is Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez. The pageant was held in Nassau, Bahamas.

Miss Venezuela, at 18, inherited the Miss Universe crown from another Venezuelan, Dayana Mendoza, who won the competition in 2008. OMG! Venezuelan Women are really "BORN FOR MISS UNIVERSE", lol.. kidding aside, they always come out as winners in Miss Universe.. She rose above 83 other contestants from other countries, and that includes Bianca Manalo, the Philippines’ bet to the contest this year. Those who made it to the top five were the contestants from Dominican Republic, who is first runner-up, followed by Kosovo, Australia, and Puerto Rico. The 12-person judging panel who decided her fate included Andre Leon Talley, the editor-at-large for American Vogue, actor Dean Cain, and supermodel Valeria Mazza and the event was hosted by Celebrity Apprentice star Claudia Jordan and Access Hollywood co-anchor Billy Bush, and included performances by rapper Flo Rida, singers David Guetta and Kelly Rowland, and reality star Heidi Montag.

(Photo borrowed from

Phone Lookup Pro website

I have heard of a lot of Caller Complaints about unknown people calling in the middle of the night, who don't even speak, but would simply listen as if spying.. I have come across so many cases where a third party is out to call the wife or the husband in order to make sour a very bonded relationship.. Well, if that ever happens to you, all you really have to do is get the number and Report A Number to the authorities.. But of course, there is now a better way. And you can do it even in your very own home.. Just a few clicks here and there and voila!

I did mention that a lot of texters text me for whatever uncalled for reasons.. Some to irritate, some ti dishearten and others to utterly insult or hurt me.. But of course, I have not allowed them to do so because of the fact that they are unknown to me, lol.. Who you do not know does not count--- That's my rule now.. But because these unknown texters are really very annoying, I sought the help of another blogger friend based in the US.. and at, we can actually Report Phone Numbers that have been keeping us in bad shape.. some sleepless nights perhaps or some uncontrollable feats of emotions.. They have a listing in their databases and of course, when you can find a match, you will know the details for the numbers that annoy you..

Knowing the identity of these cowardly individuals will make them stop what they are doing.. Come to think of it, the very reason why they are so thrilled in doing these nasty things in hiding is the fact that their anonymity somehow protects them from smearing their real selves.. But when the real identities come out with the fault at hand, it will be the end of their so called "fun & exciting mischief"...

Sunday, August 23, 2009



This is what came in my email tonight...

I couldn't quite believe my eyes so I clicked on transaction details and this is what I saw...

Oh.. It's true... So I went into my payingpost account and went to the finances page, and confirmed it there...

So it's TRUE! After a gazillion email request, and tons of paypal money request...

tsk..tsk..tsk.. is it too late? well, below is the answer..

See that reserve button? I clicked on that button.. I reserved a task...BUT I AM NOT GOING TO WRITE ANY POST FOR THAT TASK! That's my way of saying, Thank you payingpost and goodbye! Technical issues huh? You know what, this is the first and the last communication I got from your end.. If there was some technical issue, you should have informed me by simply replying to my emails previously... won't you agree? Anyway, I got my money, now we're even... I will not take back the SCAM Posts nor take them down.. So people will not be deceived by you again... I will simply link this post as an update to that post...

And one more thing, if you can not afford to make payment on time, better dissolve your company..30 days is NOT 4 months! Our electric bills, Internet bills and all others do not give us the same luxury of time that we have given you to make payment... If I didn't push harder, I guess I will never be paid at all... This is outrageous! Anyone reading this will agree... If you want bloggers to stay with you, then CHANGE!

But as for me, this is a happy farewell.. Thanks and God bless!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


You may laugh at me, nut, yes, I want a laundry bag for Christmas. Hahaha.. The next holiday that I am sure I will get a present si this Christmas, and though it is still months away, I am posting here that whoever would like to give me a gift, simply go to and get me the pink laundry bag... Why? Because I need a new laundry bag.. The one I am using to transport all my laundry to the Laundromat is already very small, and faded.. So, a new one would be good. Hahaha...

And if you are extra kind, I think you can choose from all the personalized kids backpacks for my daughter's present also, lol... Seriously, Lili has chosen the pink stephen joseph quilted backpack with the cute butterfly on it---

Isn't it cute?

So there, that's the Christmas presents you need to prepare.. hahaha...

And I think I know who is going to go gaga preparing this.. wink..wink.. you know who you are..

I love you!


After all Calamansi juice is extracted, what do you do with the waste product? For sure most of you will throw it away.. But here's one great way to save your skin while saving money. I read in a magazine that Calamansi waste can be used to exfoliate the skin. How to do it? You simply rub each piece to the skin after taking a bath. Then rinse, then towel dry... It will leave a fresh feeling.. Then when everything is used, that's the time you throw them away... The acid from the said matter helps renew skin cells, so that's how it is... If you look into beauty products, some of them contain Calamansi---

So what do you think?

Friday, August 21, 2009


It's a few more months away from the 2010 presidential elections, and I am sure by now some of you may have your bets already. but for those who still do not know who to vote for, it helps a lot to get to know each candidate. What better way to do that other than watch them or listen to them do a public speech or two is to get hands-on information. I have found this very interesting site,, which is an online source for political and election related information. It helps us voters make wise decisions in the coming 2010 elections through social networking tools such as blog, chat, political forum and multimedia portal. You can even learn about political issues that keeps our country afloat in the international scene.. Or vote in the polls...

Below is how it looks like..

From the looks alone, you can definitely see that all presidential candidates are there.. There are other pictures of the candidates too. Some during private and public engagements. I think this is just wonderful. Don’t you agree? What I specifically like is the fact that you can upload pictures too. So if you know of certain events in your locality, you can simply upload it there... As a blogger from Mindanao, this site is very helpful in information gathering. You simply have to exhaust all posible ways there is. Take for example the forums. When you join the forums, you are sure to get more and more information shared by those who created topics for discussions and the very answers posted. From what I have seen, more and more intelligent Filipinos have taken part in the forums.. I created a forum discussion regarding the inclusion of issues that tackle the welfare of people with special needs on the presidential candidates' patform, and I await answers. After I gather opinions about it, I will blog about it.. See, it really is useful, don't you think so... And I guess, because we here in Mindanao are far from the Metropolis, this is but a good way to get a good glimpse of the presidential candidates who are mostly living there....

Anyway, is powered by the global network of, an online classified ad portal, and, Asia Pacific’s leading job portal.

Hope you too can enjoy the site as much as I have... And hopefully, it will be helpful in helping us make the right choice in 2010....



Ingredients are as follows:

  • chicken strips
  • fish balls
  • onions
  • garlic
  • pansit
  • red bell pepper
  • cabbage strips
  • shrimp
  • seasoning
How to cook Pansit Guisado?

  1. First you have to saute onions, garlic, bell pepper chicken strips, shrimp and fish balls
  2. Add seasoning and a little water, simmer
  3. add pansit
  4. add cabbage strips
  5. serve with rice or bread

This is also my entry for

Oops, I need a plumber again!

Home Repair Plumbing is always my concern. Maybe I should learn to do it myself. That way I could save a lot of money--- lol... Imagine, almost every month I seek the attention of a plumber or two-- Well, they are just minor repairs really. Not so much to be worried as a lake forming in our house, ahahaha.. But most of the time it bothers me, the leaks, I mean. I have been to so many plumbers and at first they are good, but later on, you will see that their task is unsatisfactorily done... So there, I will contact a new one in the hope that the next plumber who will do the job is as goos as a Plumber In Temecula or a Murrieta Plumber... HA!

What do you think? Should I enroll myself in a plumbing school? Hey, please don't laugh. I could hear your giggles from here..


Wishful Thinking--- NOTHING LASTS FOREVER!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hawaii Web Design

Donald is in Hawaii.. And he has made a blog too-- I don't know what it is yet because he has not shared it with me yet. Apparently, he is seeking for a Hawaii Web Design to do his web page's design.. I told him that there are in fact so many online and they are free.. But he said he just wants the best because it is for his new business and his new life in Hawaii---

Hmm.. Well, knowing Donald.. He really wants to shine wherever he goes--- I wonder now how the web page would look... tsk..tsk..tsk.. I should have asked him about the URL.. I am excited about his project too..

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Once again your CDO Guide has juicy information for you sports fans.. Do you know what's cooking in CDO's Skateboarding Scene? Well check this out! CDO Guide found out from exclusive sources that this August 22, 2009, a pre-Fiesta event will transpire at SM City Cagayan de Oro's Las Ramblas Parking Lot for The SKATEBOARDING COMPETITION 2009, CLASS B CATEGORY... There is a REGISTRATION FEE of P100 for every compe participant...

The Happenings:










  • CONSISTENCY ------------------------- 30%
  • CREATIVITY --------------------------- 30%
  • DIFFICULTY --------------------------- 30%
  • AUDIENCE IMPACT -------------------- 10%
  • TOTAL -------------------------------- 100%

For more information, CDO Guide suggests that you contact JTL Productions...
TOM (will be posted later)
Lazar 0923110293 or VSK8SHOP 088-8592358

You can also visit their Account @ Friendster


My mother always want our house to be homey and sweet smelling. She would often include a home fragrance whenever we do our groceries. But most often, she would settle for those home fragrances that home and beauty products dealers are selling.. One time, my cousin gave her a reed diffuser for her birthday and my mom really went gaga over the fresh scent that it gave off... It was sheer heaven for my mother...

When I moved out of our house to live here in the orange house, she gave me a basket full of home products that included home fragrances.. There were four bottles that lasted me for six months... There was Rain, Berry, Ocean, and Garden Fresh... Oh how I love them too... Whenever we cook something in the kitchen and I do not like the stinking smell, I simply open the windows to let our kitchen breathe.. Afterwards, I spray on a fresh scent. I bought myself a diffuser too but I find it really handy to use those spray variants...


Our house helper will be celebrating her birthday on September 3 and I am opting to give her a gift despite her shortcomings(I will blog about them in another post, lol). I know how much she likes to buy a body scrub and other beauty stuff. However, because she cannot afford it, she has opted to use those cheap, sari-sari store bought items. Every time she sees me or my sister, Sweet, buy natural beauty products from HBC or Watsons, she would simply look and stare. Then she would tell me that she wants to buy a bottle each of shampoo and body wash only her money is not enough... So on her birthday, I will give her a surprise.. Kinda like a "pamper me" basket for her big day...I wonder what brands I will be choosing tough...

Anyway, in my soap making class at Alternative Learning Systems, or the old name, Non-Formal Education, we were taught how to make our own products. Natural beauty products are really very easy to prepare and are cost effective too. Imagine, you could actually make a facial mask out of the Avocado or the oatmeal cereal in your very own kitchen. For body scrub, you can use a concoction of brown sugar and calamansi... And of course the ingredients we use for the soap we make as our projects are amazingly natural also... Hmm, that is quite heavenly. The ideal way to save your skin and your pockets, lol... But, if you do not have the time and the passion to do so, stick with over the counter natural products...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I was bloghopping and I saw the comment below at this post. I wonder who it is and so I had to go to that person's account profile.. As I read through her comment I was feeling me in every word... Yes, it is goodbye to the past, and hello to the present....

"A wise person is able to let go
To let go is actually to receive
To receive boundless happiness"

I wanna say bye to HIM who once mattered so much and yet matters because I vowed unconditional feelings for him. But I wanna let it go.

I wanna let go of the past which overtakes because I let it. I wanna make new memories.

I wanna let go of the little hates that i hold within. no one is capable of my hate yet, i am all for love as love for all.

I will say bye to silent dreams, echoing voices and the devil's play. No more evil. Enough happening around and NO I AM NOT A PART OF IT


When I was 10, my mother had me enrolled in a dance studio whose owner and instructor, Art Ramos, taught me a great deal of modern jazz..I loved the feel of rhythm and the music as they play in my head while my body executes the movements taught... Ha! And you my dear readers do not know that I can dance right? Hahaha.. I can, or should I say, I could... not until I lost interest in dancing... In college, we had dancing as one of the choices for PE and we were to choose between the samba class or the tango... Hmmm, didn't choose any as I preferred waltz dance steps... kidding aside, I wanted something that could give me the kick for dancing but I felt I was not good enough at dancing anyway, so why bother? I ended up taking gymnastics instead of dancing, lol...

Now that my daughter is showing interest in dancing, I plan to enroll her for some ballet or belly dancing or whatever she will be interested in... But she whispered to me one time while we were watching the Clark Hatch recitals, that she wants to be a ballerina... So I guess it should be ballet that we should enroll her in... My cousin Pamela in Australia shared with me that her ten year old and six year old girls are also enrolled in dance classes. She even gave me the website, and there I could see the exciting dance classes that they offer... Hmmm.. As for Zarelle, we're sticking with ballet because she likes it....

Monday, August 17, 2009


If you are a single mom and a teacher in the Philippines, your career is always on the line regardless of how good you are as an educator and your credentials speak highly of you... Didn't matter if your students adored you and still have respect for you.. Administration will still think less of you, immoral and unqualified to teach is what they will say--- Well, I have had my share of such discrimination from a previous experience. All I ever wanted was a good school for my daughter to study so I opted to teach there in the hope that I could give her the right foundation at a lesser cost, since I am her sole provider. Being a single mom has its downturns, and that school turned me down when they learned that I am a single mom. Although they gave me a chance but the condition was that I marry Lili's dad before December ends so I could start January.. Impossible and humiliating because Lili's dad is not affected nor concerned about his daughter's welfare and future... Now I am employed at a government school and I blog. I could barely hit my targets financially but I am happy to say that I am meeting them when necessary. Yes I am getting much but I am also spending or should I say paying so much bills for Lili's sake... I am not complaining.. I love my daughter and I am committed to her future and happiness.

Anyway, today, my best friend Egeepie informed me that she read in the paper yesterday about RA 9710 or THE MAGNA CARTA OF WOMEN.. I searched for it online and the first thing I saw was that from Senator Pia Cayetano's website.. then the ones at, where it has the positive news and the one about the opposing bishops... tsk..tsk..tsk..

Needless to say, I am rejoicing about this news... At least now my path is clearer and wider... It was not fair to begin with. I am not a bad person but I was the only one suffering the cost... And what high price to pay for my mistake...(My mistake was falling for the wrong person who seemed perfect in the four years before the pregnancy...) Why? Because I am a "woman", while the irresponsible "man" walks freely with a worry free life... I guess what I will work on now is for him to waive his rights. After all, he is not interested nor concerned of the child.. And I am no longer afraid to stand up because I know the law will back me up---

Thanks to all the authors and co-authors of this bill.. Finally a new chapter in the lives of women... And Madam Arroyo for signing it last Friday...

FAST FACTS of RA 9710, click here...

Oak Tree Realty Group Murrieta

Chat friend Jim was looking for Murrieta Real Estate & Riverside County Real Estate because he was told that it's a good company for his investments.. I am glad I helped him find it at Google. I was also learning so much from the information we gathered.

I found out that Oak Tree Realty Group Murrieta is offering a chance to invest in the Murrieta home or in other Murrieta real estate where real estate bargains abound in Riverside County, plus bank owned homes. There are even resale properties and investment opportunities in every community. They have offices in Murrieta, Riverside, Corona/Norco & other Riverside cities. So technically, they are a rooted company... This company, Oak Tree Realty Group Murrieta, helps close deals on many homes and properties so everyone can really get the chance to own the dream of land... They specializes in helping buyers find Murrieta foreclosures, Murrieta bank owned homes, help buyers buy or invest in foreclosed properties and offers investment opportunities for both first time home buyers and seasoned investors.


Below is the lyrics of the song that's playing on my head--- Sharing it here... Gotta go now, it's 3:08 in the morning--- will still sleep---whew.. Better days ahead...

(Placido Domingo)
Perhaps love is like a resting place
A shelter from the storm
It exists to give you comfort
It is there to keep you warm
And in those times of trouble
When you are most alone
The memory of love will bring you home

(John Denver)
Perhaps love is like a window
Perhaps an open door
It invites you to come closer
It wants to show you more
And even if you lose yourself
And don't know what to do
The memory of love will see you through

(Placido Domingo)
Oh, Love to some is like a cloud
To some as strong as steel

(John Denver)
For some a way of living
For some a way to feel

(Placido Domingo)
And some say love is holding on
And some say letting go
And some say love is everything
And some say they don't know

(John starts joined by Placido)
Perhaps love is like the ocean
Full of conflict, full of pain
Like a fire when it's cold outside
Thunder when it rains
If I should live forever
And all my dreams come true
My memories of love will be of you

(Placido Domingo)
And some say love is holding on
And some say letting go

(John Denver)
And some say love is everything
Some say they don't know

(John starts joined by Placido)
Perhaps love is like the ocean
Full of conflict, full of pain
Like a fire when it's cold outside
Or thunder when it rains
If I should live forever
And all my dreams come true
My memories of love will be of you


Hey guys, I have read at that they are in need of Movie Extras.. You read it right. Being a movie extra is a good way to earn your way as you do the thing that you love to do---ACTING! Hey, it may not be the lead role, but as they say in theater, "there is no small or big roles..just actors doing their grandest in every part"... Anyway, Talent Hunter offers actors, models, and movie extras a way to make a few extra cash side by side with his or her usual money making. Grow your acting, modeling and movie extra career as you do different parts in every set. Get the best auditions and casting calls. Work with the top actors in the industry. And soon enough, perhaps, you will be one with them...

Acting is not only fun, it can also develop your passion for life. Sometimes too, it helps release your hidden emotions…

I remember, when I was yet new in Manila, and a cousin of ours was working as one of the extras in “Anna Karenina” (Anna Karen Nina), an afternoon soap opera that I used to love so much.. When I learned that she was our cousin, I was crazily jumping for joy telling everyone that the extra was my cousin. Then one housemate told me that I should do so too. It was only until I met her in person and she told me that she was paid P 1000 for simply sitting in the bar, since it was a bar scene, and she was drinking real juice and eating real cake… HUH! Free food and money, plus exposure--- But of course, it was just extra money making for her… She said that the big shot extras get paid more…

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Congratulations Henry & Marjory---

Henry, my friend from Iowa, was very happy chatting with me tonight. He was telling me about his first time date online. I found it quite weird so to speak, so I asked him what consisted his online date. He said, he and Marjory, a fellow Filipina who is actually based in Pampangga played Online Casino while they were doing their usual routine on YM.. I could not quite believe that it is possible. The game and the date, but it was.. Marjory even cooked dinner for him.. WAAAAA! And so while Marjory was busy preparing their dinner table at her house, Henry looked for Online Casinos. Marjory already gave him previously some Online Casino Reviews so they both can enjoy the Best Online Casinos during this well planned date..

So far so good, Henry found the "Beste Online Casinos" or the best online casinos and found one particular Casino Online that he bookmarked for future reference.. As to the dinner, it was Marjory eating all of Henry's share, lol.. Then after they lost the last game, Henry proposed... OMG! What an online date that was... I guess these thing really happen, the online dinner, I mean, in between Casino en linea and Casino En Ligne... You just don't know what will happen next.. The ring is with Henry still-- But he is said to arrive here in the Philippines by December and eventually marry before the New Year... Whoa.. Way to go Henry dear----

When I asked him why there should be a Casino game involved in this dinner, he told me that Marjory was not quite convinced when he first proposed to her on the phone. So the game served as a vehicle for his dream to come true--- Uhm, Henry, if you are reading this blog, lemme just say that I am happy for you old pal, but I really can not connect the dinner with a Casino game.. May I ask how it did and how you really did it? Oops, nosy me..

,,,Halloween Costumes,,,

Two months from now, all of us will be busy looking for Halloween Costumes.... Ha! It will be great to be flaunting our costumes on Hollow's Eve... It will be fun and exciting. I remember last year, and the years before, people flocked SM CDO to buy Adult Costumes, Couples Costumes, Teen Costumes, Kids Costumes with matching Hats, wigs & Masks... Some even went to look for more Accessories & Makeup, Decorations and guess what more? Pet Costumes... hahaha... I think it is because they had this pet show and the little cuties have to be in their best Halloween Costumes.. But for the most exciting part, Sexy Halloween Costumes are mostly the ones sought after instead of the scary looking outfits...

Of course, if you do not have time to go to the mall for the above costumes, simply visit and do your shopping there... That is what I am doing now... It helps keep the pace when you shop early----

Saturday, August 15, 2009


I got curious so I looked it up.. Below is the result:

Sagittarius Man and Pisces Woman
It is not very easy for a Sagittarius man and a Pisces woman to carry on their relationship comfortably for too long. Some basic differences, if not settled in time, can lead to disastrous results, even though the chemistry between the two is great. She lives in a dreamy world of her own, where only a few others exist. He, on the other, lives in the real world, interacts with real people and loves to be noticed and admired. His flirtatious nature and lack of commitment will make her insecure and her too-much attachment will make him feel bounded.

So there! The Zodiac is telling it point by point, and I believe it is true... Now I know why it lasted for years.... tsk..tsk.. tsk... Well, I am not that same person who could take things coolly as how he wants it--- I want more for the sake of the little Cancer Girl..... It's ALL OR NONE!


I was told that online tutoring specifically for for K-12, or even back to school tutorials for those who have been out of school for a very long time, are few of the many online tutorials we can get... There is even chemistry tutoring and physics tutoring. Of course these two subjects are always mercilessly been projected as the most difficult for college students. If the problem is Chemistry and passing it requires Chemistry Help, then a Chemistry Tutor would surely be a great advantage if not a saving grace, lol... But seriously,Chemistry Tutoring is as tough as Physics Tutoring, and passing Physics requires that a student really goes out of his way to find Physics Help and a Physics Tutor who can really save the student...

I do not mean however, that such help is the student's deliverance. Of course, it entails hard work and determination... Not to mention extra cash and more added time for study... And if one seeks for Online chemistry tutoring, one is subjecting himself or herself to a specialist teacher on that specific field of study. With the onset of technology, one need not worry where to get this specialist as anywhere you might be in this planet, you can get by with an Online chemistry tutor who will work side by side with you. It is pure Chemistry Definition, and lots of love and new packaging in the spirit of liking the subject in order to pass... In the the same way, Online physics tutoring will resolve the problem with the subject. With a good Online physics tutor, and you will be studying in your very own home...

Now I will tell you a secret that you are allowed to tell anyone and everyone who may need such valuable information. And it is this, (whisper...) I found all this information at which is the leading online tutoring company in the world, according to their site. They offer incredible unlimited monthly tutoring packages for only $99.99 a month for all subjects mentioned earlier. What's so good about this company is that the students can use their services as much as they want and necessary.... Tutoring is available everyday, 24X7. And oh, they provide a free demo for first time user where they can try the services for free. Isn't that wonderful?


the mommy journey

Mommy Chris is happy because The Mommy Journey is celebrating its 1st year anniversary on September 10! So she is having this contest:

Here are the prizes:

1st winner
blogspot makeover by Momgen Designs
4000 EC credits from Nishas world and baby Alisha
2000 EC credits from Dorothy's Vineyard
1000 EC credits from Blog Fusion
1000 EC credits from Worth's Road
1000 EC credits from Mouth's Delight
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from There is Happiness
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2nd winner
blogspot customized template by Web Blog Designs
$5.00 from Thoughts and Obsessions
5000 EC credits from Simple Happy Life
2000 EC credits from Bitz n Pieces of My Life
2000 EC credits from Empowered Mom
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from Also Mommy
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5000 EC credits and 125x125 ad space for 1 month from The Mommy Journey
2000 EC credits from Inhale... Exhale...
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3000 EC credits from Chuchie's Hideaway
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How to join, click here
The contest begins on August 10 and it will end on September 10, 2009 12AM (GMT+8) Philippines time. The winners will be voted via and announced on the following day. Everyone is welcome to join!



There was a point in my life when I wished to become a green thumb. Well, it was because my grandmother, Lola Viating loved to plant and make beautiful gardens even at a very small space. Hmm, such beautiful memories if I am to recall everything--- Thanks for reminding me how my grandma would buy Planters or clay and rubber from Bulua and upon reaching home take each Planter like taking a child gently off its crib... When my grandma was in her green thumb mode, you could see Indoor Planters piled and each Indoor Planter readied for whatever flowering plant she could think of planting... Of course when they grow to the right height and would start to bud or flower, they will be taken inside to beautify the house... Same goes with the Outdoor Planters, and each Outdoor Planter is carefully placed just outside the house. My grandma prefers placing them by the terrace or the walkway.... Ah, what a marvelous sight....

The month before she got sick, she made my Aunt's house very beautiful by creating a simple garden in the front yard. I remember Lola Viating bought so many Garden Planters with the same design. However the same though, each plant with its Garden Planter was taken cared like how she cared for each of her children... She told me that plants are like humans. They need tender loving care too--- Hmmm... I believe so too---

And if it is not interesting enough, here's something more to this story. My grandma bought six identical Window Box Planters, and I asked her why she was preparing them when there no space for them in the house... She smiled and told me that each
Window Box Planter will go to her children and their wives.. to take care while she is gone... At that point I asked myself why Grandma was doing it like that... And of course, January 7 she died... We suffered so much with her gone. We missed her terribly. She was the greatest grandmother that ever walked the earth...

Before my Aunt gave away all the plants with the High End Planters that my grandma took care of, she made sure that each of my grandma's siblings can get one plant with High End Planter for herself... What was left are the plants on the Decorative Planters and each plant smiles at us whenever we visit them as each plant in their Decorative Planter is a living proof that my grandma walked this earth and was super nice not only to humans but to plants as well---

Friday, August 14, 2009


mommy moments

This is Lili with her white and pink shades.. We bought that at Ororama, and she was the one who chose it for herself---


My friend Mike was heavily distress as he says he needs to submit himself for credit repair.. Hmm.. In the US, everyone is conscious about their credit score that they would sometimes need credit repair services should they fall below what's required. And because that is so, many credit repair companies have sprouted like mushrooms. So one need to be very keen as to which company they should trust themselves to.. After all, it is not just money that is at stake here, but their entire financial success or downfall..

I have been surfing the web long enough for topics such as this, and Mike's situation only heightened my curiosity. Is there really such a company that will help solve this problem? Google seems to be keen in my queries that at first keyword, I got the link I needed... My search have lead me to, and their I learned that, indeed, any person in America can still do something with his or her credit score and ultimately be debt free---

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I must admit I have posted about Direct Sat TV several times already. From the first time I heard about it from my cousin Blue, and up until now.. I guess you could say that I am a fan of Direct TV Satellite even if I am not subscribed to it. Call it crazy, but if we have Direct TV here in the Philippines, specifically here in Cagayan de Oro, I would have signed up to Order Direct TV... Lili would be very happy. There are not so many Satellite TV Providers here. The only one we have may be good, but not as good as how Direct TV is described by friends and relatives abroad--- I wonder when a Direct TV Dealer would come here in our beloved city...

Anyway, like what i said, I am a fan of Direct TV and I follow whatever promos they have. Call it crazy or stupid, but because I am sold to Direct TV I am excited to read their promos and cool offerings. Of course, because I can not use such information, my friends and relatives who read my blogs would benefit from these information I post--- love you guys, mwah! mwah! lol..

Here's the latest promo for your consumption. See that picture grid at the left? You are seeing 265 channels there. Do you know that you can get that 5 months free if you sign up now? Well, that's when you get NFL Sunday Ticket for 5 months for only $ 59.99-- That includes 31 Premium Movie channels... Love it? Then, go to and get a free quotation...


This used to be my favorite cartoon movie during weekends.. That was when I was yet in grade school thru high school... Now that I am a parent, I see that they have made a movie of Astroboy... and it really makes me smile to think that I will soon be sharing it with my daughter, Lili and my baby brother, River... Amazing!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


One time we went with Auntie Irma at Auntie Vicky's gasoline station in Kauswagan, we had this for dinner. This is sisig. Actually, sisig is served two ways at Caltex kauswagan. This here is the ordinary one, cheaper than the sizzling sisig. The same taste, the same "flare".. But with the sizzling sisig, you can not have the saucy sauce like the one you see in photo. That explains why we ordered this one instead of the sizzling one... I guess you could say that I am a sucker for sauces--- lol...

Ciao for now, it's lunch time here. Not eating sisig though as I am on a liquid diet since Monday---