$15,000 for a Confession?

Friday, October 31, 2008

Some of my friends started their holiday shopping as early as September. I myself should be preparing my list now but being the procrastinator that I am, I will be inspired to do that a few days before the gift-giving day! Haha!

Speaking of shopping, I discovered a contest that is a sure hit for all the shopaholics out there. It is called Shopping Confessions Video Contest. Monthly prizes at stake are cash and prizes worth $1,500 and a whooping $15,000 as grand prize! All you have to do (aside from taking and uploading a video, of course) is to confess! You heard it right! Confessing can make you win as much as $15,000! Interested? See the video below.

Really interested now? Sign Up now and don’t forget to state this blog’s URL as your referrer, OK? Thank you! As what the video said, Don’t Delay! Join today! This is your chance to confess and win! Your shopping confession might be your ticket to more shopping sprees and fame!


Coloring Fun

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Good morning! It’s nice to wake up in quiet and cold morning. Our little princess is still asleep because she was still up last night even if it was almost midnight. She had a blast coloring the pages that we printed from a website.

If you are a parent or teacher or caregiver who is looking for a fun activity for your kids, checkout THIS page. It has a looong list of coloring pages with several cartoon characters. We just finished printing Strawberry Shortcake’s pages last night. Here’s a cute one:


And even though Kaela was not done coloring them yet, she wants me to print more! Haha! I hope that it will

keep her busy, especially now that it’s their semestral break.

I am off to prepare for work! You all have a great day!


Thank You!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I have been whining and ranting and complaining about my so-called misfortunes in life. But allow me to take this moment and express my gratitude to the Man Up There who knows how to balance things. I have been continuously receiving unexpected blessings and there is nothing else to say but THANK YOU, LORD!

I feel blessed and privileged and I will try my very best to use put the fruits of these blessings into good use. And as always, I believe into paying it forward.

Thank You, thank You! And yeah, keep them coming! :)


Trick or Treating for Digiscrappers

The Digital Scrapbooking Day is almost upon us and I can already feel the festivities going around the digiland, as it coincides with another celebration – Halloween! Most of has saved up for this day as many digistores will have promos and sales and what-have-yous. To jumpstart the occasion, take a look at what {we are} storytellers did:

That’s 5 days of hunting at their shop for digiscrap stuff shop priced at $1 each! (How I wish hip and stylish office furniture can be bought that cheap! :D) The kits on sale change daily and there are about 20 marked-down items per day so that totals 100 items on sale in 5 days! It’s just the second day and I already gave in and bought this:


Four more days to test my self-discipline and self-restraint! Haha! Good luck to me!


Save up on Photo Books and Photo Printing and Receive FREEBIES

I have been looking for a good printing service that offers superb quality of prints and at the same

time, reliable and affordable. We have 4 years (and counting) worth of photos that need to be printed and they need to be printed and placed in albums in order

for me to retain my sanity. Haha! The ones the we have here are way too expensive. There are others that are online and a bit cheaper but then, I still have not availed of their services yet. Blame my lazy bones. Haha!

Good thing I chanced upon ArtsCow.com. Thanks to a discussion at the Oscraps forum. I can’t believe when I saw this at their website


4567Signing up is free so I did sign up and was greeted by a long list of freebies! Like Ornaments and

Photo Calendars, Playing Cards, Money Clip and even 8x8 Photo Books (20 pages). These and more will expire soon so its a pity that I can’t use them all. Interested? SIGN-UP HERE.

For now, I will be taking advantage and test their quality as I avail of my 50 4R prints. From what I’ve gathered, the only fee that I will be paying for these free stuff is the shipping fee. Check-out their Shipping Rates here. My freebie list is looong and there are more items that I can avail of . The latest date that some of them expires is after a year I’ve signed-up! They ship from Hong Kong so I am expecting that my soon-to-be-ordered orders will arrive on time.


And for digital scrapbookers out there, you might want to try their Photo Book printing. Pricing can be found

here. Shipping is at $7.99 per book. And read about the reviews of those who already had their photo books printed by ArtsCow here.

Interested? Sign-up now! And just in case it’s OK with you, kindly use my reference link: SIGN-UP HERE. OK? :) Don’t forget that there’s more to ArtsCow than photo books and photo printing so check them out now!



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My question here was finally answered. A memo came out this afternoon declaring October 31, 2008 AFTERNOON, a school holiday. Oh well. At least we have a holi(half)day.

In case you are wondering, November 1 is a big day in the Philippines as we celebrate the All Souls' Day in advance. It's a family day for most of us as most of us go home to our respective provinces and hometowns to pay respect to our departed family members and relatives. For many, it's an opportunity to be with family and relatives. Some companies and schools declare October 31 as a holiday to give their employees ample amount of time to go home for the occasion.

When I was young and slim, November 1 used to be a big day for my brothers, my 2 male cousins and me as we get to see each other and hang-out at the public cemetery. After praying and lighting the candles, we usually get our tummies full by junk foods from the street vendors. There were cotton candies, popcorn, peanuts, soft drinks, candies and a lot more! It's like a picnic, as my mother and aunt used to tell us as they were forced to finance our eating spree! We chat and laugh and eat and the day is not complete without collecting the melted candle wax.

Now that the remains of our loved ones are transferred in a private cemetery and most of us have grown, have families and left the city (or living separate lives) visiting the graves is not that fun anymore. No more street vendors, no more street foods, no more narrow way leading to the grave and more importantly, no more cousins and brothers to chat and spend time with. How I miss those times! And how I miss the boys!


Boo Me!

This is my second post for the day and obviously, I am posting from work! Haha! It's lunch break and there is nothing else to do because it's our little girl's semestral break too. I would like to the mall and maybe look for a sturdy box cutter but with the gloomy weather, I think I will pass this time.

A funny thing happened yesterday and blame it on me. You see, yesterday morning, she was feeling lazy of going to school but I insisted. She was complaining of a non-existing headache just because she did not want to attend her classes. (She just in KD 2 and she already knows that headaches CAN prevent her from going to school! Hah!) Anyways, my father who was there also asked if the semestral break has already started and I told him that it would be on the 28th or 29th, from what I *read* in their bulletin board. So... I prepared her for school while I prepared for work. (I had a bad migraine so I took the half-day off.) But upon entrance to the university gate, I was surprised not seeing the rushing parents, pupils, nannies, grandparents, cars, motorcyles and others! Like what I said later, the school was as silent as the cemetery. Haha! So, she was sent home despite her pleadings to go with me at the office.

Hay. I felt like an irresponsible parent but hey, mothers make mistakes too! :D


Work! Work! Work!

Happy Tuesday morning, y'all! I am so looking forward to Friday, anticipating if it's going to be a school holiday or not. I hope it is!

Anyways, today is going to be another busy day. But one thing is for sure, we are going to be spending time with my former boss turned matchmaker turned ninang later today, along with two more dear friends. We missed her terribly because she was on a study leave for two weeks. Yeah, just two weeks and life was altered because of her absence. LOL! We also have pending disciplinary cases which I dread to face. Can't we just deal with the excellent? Haha! I wish!

One thing that made my day yesterday was an *announcement* that a dear and reliable student leader changed his mind and will not be resigning anymore. He is one of our hardworking and independent campus leaders and it would be a big loss if he resigns. Kaya magpapa-ice cream ako because he won't be anymore! Yey!

I am off to prepare for work! You all have a lovely Tuesday!


Loser? Not!

Monday, October 27, 2008

It's a lazy Monday though I had to report for work. I am a bit distracted by a terrible migraine but I still managed to go online. Hehe.

One thing that I look forward to this evening is eating something that I have been craving for since early this afternoon - pork barbecue! I won't divulge how many sticks or slices I had but I am so full right now, I can't hit the sack even if I am very sleepy!

I have been telling myself that I will cut on my food intake, especially during supper but I find myself starving towards the end of the day. *sigh* Again, self-discipline is my issue though I know that a diet pill can help as discussed in http://store.femnutrition.com/ephedra-diet-pills-eca-stack.html. We are nearing the holiday season and I doubt if that can help nor motivate me loose some unwanted weight! Haha!


Our Mr. Handyman

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Two more days and the our little girl will be enjoying her semestral break. I know she does not understand the concept yet, but for sure, she will enjoy the days watching TV, playing, reading and more. Papa will be here to accompany here during daytime. His grand daughter enjoys his company so much because he usually gives in to whatever her request is, like almost all grandparents do.

Since I was young, my father is my Mr. Handyman. And even if am already married, he still is. We still count on him to fix almost anything from lightings to chairs, kitchen faucets to shower heads. And my daughter knows that too. Her broken toys and watches are usually set aside until Papa comes. When I break something, she usually advices me to let Papa fix it. And he has been training and helping Wes accumulate things needed to be Mr. Handyman. The number of those tools are particularly growing. However, he's scrimping so he's been using a pink case (which used to house Kaela's stuff) as his tool box! Haha!


Random Questions #4

And here's set 4.
1. What do you wear more, jeans or sweats? Jeans.
2. When is your birthday? 20th of December
3. Do you swear a lot? Sometimes. Haha!
4. Where did you get the shirt(s) you're wearing? From a thrift store.
5. Do you have any regrets? Yeah, eating a lot. Hehe.
6. What was your first alcoholic drink? Beer?
7. Do you want something/someone you can't have? A pop up tv.
8. What color are your favorite shoes? White.
9. Who would you like to see right now? Marami!
10. Are you a social or antisocial person? Very social.
11. Have the cops ever come by your house? Yeah, my uncle (may he rest in peace). He was a cop.
12. Ever been in love? Of course
13. Ever had braces? Nope.
14. Who was the first person to really break your heart? I do the breaking of their hearts. Haha!
15. What do you wear to bed? Boxers and sleeveless tops.
16. Who was your first best friend and are you still friends with them? Rachel. Nope, just drifted apart when we studied into different high schools.
17. Who was the last person to disappoint you? Secret. :D
18. Do you trust people easily? Yeah.
19. Who was the first person you talked to today? The little girl.
20. Who was the first person to text you today? Wala pa!


Random Questions #3

1. The way to win your heart? Wit, wisdom, sense of humor, sincerity. Gifts and dining-out will do to. Haha!
2. What did you do last night? *Cleaned* my laptop, transferred our photos in new albums.
3. Do you have the same name as one of your relatives? Nope.
4. Are you looking for a boyfriend/girlfriend? Nope.
5. One song that's meaningful to you? Be Not Afraid
6. Do you twirl or scoop your spaghetti? Scoop
7. Do you drink milk straight from the carton? Nope.
8. How long is your hair? Shoulder-length.
9. Do you like Batman? I like nor dislike him. Hehe.
10. Who was the last person who told you they loved you? The little girl.
11. Addicted to anything? Internet-ing. Hehe!
12. What were you last listening to in the car? Walang kamatayang Umbrella.
13. Do you like anyone now? Yes!
14. When was the last time you sang out loud? Yesterday.
15. What did you have for breakfast? Rice, coffee, luncheon meat and salted eggs with tomatoes.
16. Is your birthday on a holiday? Holiday season lang. :D
17. What instant messaging service do you use? YM
18. Can you cook? Yes, I am a struggling cook. Hehe.
19. Did you have a nap today? Will have one, later today.
20. What was the reason you got in trouble last? I asked a half-asleep/ half-awake person to buy me 3 photo albums at P400 each. He later admitted that he thought it was photo frames. Haay.


Filling Saturday

It's a sunny Sunday morning in my part of the world and we are waiting for lunch time so we can go and attend the Mass. It has been a refreshing and restful weekend so far. Last night, we went to an aunt's house to welcome my most favorite cousin who arrived. He has been working in Manila for almost three months now, that's almost right after graduation. A big corporation there invited him to work. He is doing well, as far as I can see. He is such a talented person and that corporation is so privileged to have him.

Anyways, his team conducted a youth camp in a nearby city. So he wanted to visit his mom here before going back to Manila. I did not expect him to come with his team. The training (and their visit here) lasted for a week or so, thus, I was not surprised with the number of luggage that they had.

The feast prepared by my aunt was so tummy-filling! There were grilled fish, prawns, crabs and more! And as always, my cousin and I were last to leave the dining table. In gatherings like that at their place, the two of us are the last ones who eat. We spend that time talking about things and people and places.

I went home last night with a tummy filled with yumminess and my heart, filled with joy as I get to spend even just two hours with my most loved and favorite cousin after 3 months.

See you in December, Reng! Love yah and keep on making us proud!



Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's been a while and I am sorry for being a lazy blogger. In fact, I missed an entire week of posting! My two other blogs were updated just this weekend. Well, we have gone nanny-less for about three weeks now. Our nanny's mom did not allow her to work anymore since she has a little boy to attend to. Hay. We are very thankful to my father who accompanies the girl in the mornings and brings her to school at lunch time. I have been complaining a lot but we are slowly adjusting to the situation. In fact, I have been doing chores these past days! I am not a fan of household chores in real life. Haha! But a bug just bit me and I have been *working*! And aside from that, I have updated my 2 blogs and this one, PLUS I have been EC dropping tonight! If tomorrow's a holiday, I am pretty sure I will stay up all night scrapping which is actually the main thing that I wanted to do when I turned of this laptop tonight. Oh well... Tomorrow is another day and I hope I can accomplish more.

Have a great week ahead!


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