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Saturday, July 30, 2011

The New Place

I forgot to mention that we have moved and now I am officially living at the city proper. We have finally moved into this semi pad with a room within a room. It's actually really very cozy, and my sister and I like it here. The environment is safe, quiet and relaxing. Thought i'd look for mobile homes for sale so we could go around and continue to live, but now, having a home at the city proper is better. We need not move around, we just have to move around where we are.

We also like the idea that we live just beside our cousin's house, that Lili's got instant playmates. Also, if we have to go somewhere, we can actually leave Lili at home and not worry about how she will fair..  Down-side:  we still lack a few things here and there, as we are actually starting anew. But the positive thing about it is that, our house is more airy and comfortable. We have managed to buy the necessities, all the rest, we can live without at the present moment. But of course, I am sure we shall be able to acquire them sooner or later. 


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Friday, July 29, 2011

Freebies Galore

I got a package delivered by River yesterday. I didn't expect to receive such package because it was not on my list. Actually, it was sent at my old address and my baby brother brought it to us here at our new place..

When I opened and saw what was inside the packet, I was kinda confused why I received them. But when I read the letter that was enclosed, that's when I found out what they were for..  They are actually tokens of their appreciation for me blogging about a cause.. click HERE.


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Saturday, July 23, 2011

"Mr Direct" brand kitchen sinks

My cousin's neighbor just moved out, and so, we are going to ask about the vacancy.. It is nearer than the one we have planned to move into, which still has its current tenant occupying it, and will move out on the 28th, the day that we shall also be moving in.. I have to see tomorrow if the undermount sinks at that new place is not leaking or that, it will not be a problem for us.. Because previously, i lived in a pad where the undermount sink was the reason why I had to transfer to another place..

If the kitchen sink is a "Mr Direct" brand, then I am sure it will not be a problem at all. Because based on experience, other people's experience and some online reviews, "Mr Direct" kitchen sinks are built to last.. Meaning, if you want durability, quality and a good stylish kitchen sink, then it should be Mr Direct for both the kitchen and the bathroom lavatory.. 




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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lighting Love

I wish to buy one of the many pendant light fixtures sold Graphics.. They also have lovely designs for kitchen light fixtures. I particularly love that kitchen pendant lighting that a customer bought. The staff was so good with his presentation and demo that the buyer didn't refuse, albeit the short time the demo took. I even want to buy the product despite the fact that I was just an onlooker during the said demo.. Well, I have had my eyes locked on the lighting fixtures, I think I fell in love with all of them the moment we stepped inside the store..

Hmm.. When I have my own house one day, I would love for it to have a grand chandelier right at the entrance, then another great looking lighting fixture at the parlor.. Perhaps, another one by the dining hall, as well as atop the dining table.. Of course, I would have to make up a reason why I should place a unique lighting fixture in every nook and cranny, lol.. My goodness, I think I would have to prepare a huge bill for that, lol..

Kidding aside, I would really love to have a house that's bright. Sure there would be soft tone lighting, but they would be at the bedroom, when needed.. But that's just me.. hehehe..



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Chapel in Cawayanon

Last Friday, we went to Cawayanon to attend mass, but there was not any mass.. Below is the schedule of masses there.. 



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Mellow Yellow Monday - Del Monte Pineapple

 In our recent trip, my sister and I went to Cawayanon, and ate at the Del Monte Golf Club clubhouse.. I was so fascinated with the decor above.. and quite amazed at the thought that bottomless Pineapple juice can be enjoyed at only P 20 a glass.. 

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Much Ado About Supplies

I was invited by the Cagayan de Oro Culinary Center for an open house some weekends ago, but I was not able to go because I read their invitation too late. Anyway, I am sure there will be more in the future, so I guess I will simply wait for that next open house.. What I am actually busy looking for is a restaurant supply store where the
restaurant supply can be bought at a cheaper value, without sacrificing quality.. And just to answer a question here, NO, I am not opening a restaurant.. But a friend of mine is planning to have a catering gig.. Either you open a restaurant or do catering, you will be needing, basically, the same supplies and materials. 

I love the fact that I am learning from this friend of mine, albeit with a much difficult resolve.. This is not my line of profession, if you know what I mean.. But I am helping because I know a few kicks here and there, and I really want to learn many other things in this craft and business.. 

So I am also helping this friend in return.. At least it's a give and take relationship here.. And what better way to expound learning than by doing the learning at the same time giving help.. Isn't it a wonderful thought? Well, if you do not think so, then no worries.. It is just me.. I love what I do.. This give and take bargain, a win win situation actually, for both of us..

I am also igniting once more a passion that's long been dead.. Or should I say, long been terminated. Killed! Why? Perhaps I lacked the time, or the interest, or someone beat me to it, and I didn't want a foul competition.. Either way, it wouldn't matter now.. If I pursue culinary arts, it would be because my passion has awakened, and not because someone forced me to do it.. Or that I was only trying to help someone.. But in this case, again, I am actually doing both.. and I like it really!


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Monday, July 18, 2011

Philippine Bills

photo found online through Google search
That's the new batch of Philippine currencies...Well, they were not our currencies two decades ago.. With all these bills coming and going, one will think that we should at least keep some for remembrance sake.. At least I have the old coins.. But no bills kept--- I hope I did.. 




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The Blind Musician...

I don't know with you, but I always find it amazing to hear blind persons playing the guitar or other instruments..  The guy above was playing an electric guitar with his own amplifier.. It was really nice to hear his music.. Being situated meters away from church, I suppose he does not really cause any disturbance, so I think it is okay.. People give him money as they pass by and some even stop to listen and clap.. 

I also learned that vendors and all others, including this blind musician are paying P 10 for their slot around church grounds.. 

If this guy can be so resourceful, what can you do to improve? In need of inspiration, look no further than your computer. Check out electrician school online or phr certification and see what possibilities open up for you.



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The Pad..

We have finally found the pad to move into.. Although we are still waiting for the current occupants to move out, we were already done seeing the place.. It was okay. Lili and I could best thrive in it even if the space is kinda small because it has everything that we would need. Plus, it is near her school, so we get to save on time and energy every morning everyday.. Perhaps, she can also enroll in dance and ballet, as she wants to, because by then, we would not worry about commuting and being home after practice to be able to study for the next day's tests.. Being near the school and the city is indeed a great advantage for kids and adults alike..

I also checked the bathroom as well as the undermount kitchen sink and I am so happy that it does fit my needs. I can wash dishes the way I want to plus, like all the undermount kitchen sinks that I have used previously, I can also use it doubly to hand wash clothes.. By the way, that sink is not a Mr. Direct sink, but I think it will do fine.. In the future though, when I build my home, I will surely get a Mr. Direct sink in all kitchen and lavatories.. Why? Because Mr. Direct sinks are good.. Not only aesthetically but also with its use.. It's durable and safe, even for kids.. Plus it takes a long time because you could think of replacing it.. How I knew? The last house I lived in has Mr. Direct sinks.. 

The comfort room is also good. Small, but it's okay.. Over all, I think spending P 4500 a month for that is not at all a bad idea..

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Post Cards, Gift Cards and Printing Services

Gift Card Printing is one hobby that can actually make us earn good clean money.. Of course, we learn new things like Online Printing, as well as designing. We can also create new designs for Plastic Card Printing that may also be a good income generating hobby.. As my grandma used to say, anything you enjoy that gives you money is a really good investment.. But of course, if it is used for monetary gain, you will never tire of it, unlike all others..

Anyway, I am also into post crossing and perhaps I could also print my own post cards since I did not find any post card that represents Cagayan de Oro City.. I would really like to give away or send post cards that best represents the place I am at.. I asked my cousins to find Butuan City post cards too, as I plan to give out post cards from my birth place.. But then, if there are not any, I will really have myself print my own.. That way, I could customize and add my website url too.. That would be lovely, I guess..

But of course, I am still hoping to find post cards that I am needing for this new hobby..

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Saturday, July 09, 2011

I Wish it were Cool Today!

I wonder how it would feel to go snowboarding.. I could imagine a chilly air, and so snowboarding gear need to be worn, complete with a snow goggle to match the outfit.. Ahh.. But then, there isn't a handful of snow here in the Philippines.. Humid and almost to the point of breaking my head-- so hot!

I wish it were cooler today. I wish it would rain.. I wish the wind will start blowing.. I wish to be back at the Kapatagan, where Tibolo Village is.. It is cool there, with fresh air everywhere. ahh.. I really really love it there.. 


Hmmm.. I am actually craving for my sister's Home made Durian Ice Cream..

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Started Post Crossing

I have just started post crossing, and I am really excited about everything that I have learned from my newly found friends.. I learned that two of them use infrared heater at their respective homes. That one of them, the twelve year old from Moldova, would love to receive Anime post cards, and the student of business from Russia is excited to get dance post cards.. OMG! I am excited as well..



The extra post cards  I bought already have owners and I am getting them ready for the post office to be sent.. Post crossing is indeed so much fun.. 


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I was a Wrestling Fan..

When I was younger, I remember watching Wrestling Mania every weekend. My favorite wrestler at that time was Hulk Hogan.. My uncle and I would very much like to see his stunts and how he was able to defeat his match.. During summers, we would sleep late just to watch wrestling mania on video.. Of course, Hulk Hogan has long retired..


Today, I read that there is now Wrestle Mania with newer wrestlers who are unknown to me.. That is because I do not watch wrestling matches anymore..



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That Indonesian Plate..

This was a plateful of Indonesian treat from one of the food stalls at Lucky Plaza.. It was lunch that time and my sister and I went down to buy food. Since we told the attendant that we are also a tenant, being that my uncle owns one of the businesses at the main floor, they agreed to place my food in a plate for take out, other wise, it would be in a styro which I do not find healthy for me and the environment.. I do not exactly recall how each food tasted, but in that very plate, I know I remember liking only the curried chicken and the crispy fish.. The vegetables were soggy and tasted funny.. With that diet everyday, I am sure I will not need fat burners, as I technically did not even finish 1/4th of the plate.. When we returned the plate, they asked why there were still so much food, and I laughed while telling that I changed my mind.. 




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Friday, July 08, 2011

Youth To Promote Health and Wellness in Communities: Unilab Initiative

I am so happy about what I have learned today. I read that United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB) has this project where they call on the youth to help improve the health and wellness of the country, by promoting it one community at a time, through its Unilab Ideas Positive. It is an idea-generation contest on social marketing programs that address health and wellness issues in communities.


So, do you have an idea? It could actually work once it is being funded.. Unilab Ideas Positive program was actually launched as a response to the increase in community issues of hygiene and sanitation, issues on nutrition, problems in disease prevention and intervention, and most importantly, environmental care and protection. On its second year, Unilab hopes to achieve more than before, it continues to believes that these concerns are more effectively addressed when two or more groups or organizations are working together in true Bayanihan spirit, the Filipino trait of working together to achieve a common goal. That, by the way explains how the logo looks.. 

So why the youth? Well, Unilab believes in the youth's creativity, idealism and sense of social purpose to find fresh and innovative solutions to emerging and recurring health and wellness issues in communities. This event is not just a venue to be heard, but more importantly, a chance to empower the youth  to turn their ideas into reality.

To make it so, a seed fund of Php100,000 shall be awarded to the winning team to implement their social marketing program for their chosen community. Two runner-up groups shall be given Php75,000 each to do the same for their programs. Last year, the students from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) bagged the grand prize for their idea, "farm-in-the-city concept", where they taught hydroponics gardening to mothers in Barangay San Joaquin in Pasig City for their own sustainable source of vegetables within the community. The said mothers made their first harvest of lettuce and Kangkong in April this year.  With this  knowldege, the local government of Pasig City has expressed a desire to replicate the same program in other barangays. Amazing! This information made me cry.. 

Because of  its successful run last year, the program has now expanded from Metro Manila only to include nearby provinces like Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Bulacan, and Rizal. If you are one of the many interested students, you can form a team of five and submit your idea through www.unilabideaspositive.com until July 18. Ten semi-finalists will be chosen to undergo a 3-day camp in August where social marketing thought-leaders led by 2009 CNN Hero of the Year Efren Penaflorida and social marketing guru Dr. Eduardo ‘Ned’ Roberto will help teams to firm up their social marketing plans. Frome there, five finalist teams will be chosen to defend their plans by Sept 18 before a multi-sector panel of judges that will pick the team that wins the seed money from Unilab.

So, what are you waiting for? Join now..


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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Burn Out

I never thought I would reach this stage in my online career. It used to be exciting, but now, I feel that I am not well compensated because of what happened with Blogitive, and all other paid to post companies I write for.. Blogitive didn't only cheat me with $205 of hard earned money, but also wasted my time and abused me by the free advertising they got since December 2010 for the posts that have been approved and now will no longer be paid for they have disappeared in their system.. $205 is a lot of money already.. I could have bought myself mothers rings for that amount.. Whew.. Now, I feel that I am losing interest in everything because apparently, a company that I love is also losing its niceties towards us, their bloggers.. It may be racism, it may also be just their company coping with bankruptcy.. Whatever the case, we still should be treated nicely.. 

If things will not go better until August, I am resigning as a paid post blogger.. 



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Nice...

If you are looking for a great value for your money, and the best stainless steel kitchen sink, then you just have to look for the best in terms of quality, durability and price. Mr Direct is one of the name brands in kitchen sinks, especially if you are looking for stainless steel kitchen sinks for a home project or renovation.. The owner of the previous house I lived in believed in high quality standard parts of his home, and that's where I saw the brand used.. Lovely.. Unfortunately, I had to give up the unit as I left for Singapore last year.. Now, I wish to rent the place again, but a family has already lived in it.. Better luck next time for me..  And lucky for them, they will have a great time showing off the kitchen to their friends. The sink there is wide and so comfortable to use. That's why I always do routines in the kitchen because of the Mr. Direct sink.




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Friday, July 01, 2011

Ordinary housewife Jaymie Pizarro who pursued her dream of running #SamsungTabLife

Ordinary housewife Jaymie Pizarro who pursued her dream of running #SamsungTabLife




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Party People, Need a Party Registry?

It's summer in other parts of the world. And with summer comes the all nighter's partying.. Students may have sleepovers and some in house parties, while others, I am sure will go some place else.. If one is looking for nightclubs in NYC, the best thing to do is look into the party registry in every locality.. I think I read somewhere that NYC nightclubs as well as Boston nightclubs, and especially top Chicago nightclubs are listed in this party registry site.. I have yet to find out what that site is to relay to you my dear readers...

I think it is a good idea to have to look for a party place in just one sitting, regardless where you are in the world. That way, even if you have not reached your destination, you have already made the right itinerary and plans on how to go about your travels.. If ever you are in a rush and in need to treat friends and relatives to a cozy night place or a hip trendy bar, I am sure it would be nice to compare as many choices before finally deciding where to head to.. This way is also economical as you are able to budget time and money, especially if you take care of the ride and the tab..

Let's face it, it is better to come prepared that not know what to expect in a place, especially if that will be your first time to try it, both the place as well as the over all experience... so instead of just asking your friends, who may not have enough time and information, it is actually very practical to have a party registry.. In other countries, party registries also allow for online bookings and itineraries.. That sounds cool, right?



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