PR Agency Hunt

Friday, July 31, 2009

Nine months from now, the people of the Philippines will be once again electing the most powerful and influential leader in the country. As early as now, we can see various personalities spending millions on radio, TV and print ads in promoting their causes and candidacy. Surely, many of them availed of PR agencies similar to

San Diego California PR agency.

People involved in politics and business need a trusted, reliable and reputable PR agency these days. Famed PR agencies will help one succeed through various PR services like public relations, media relations, community relations, cause marketing, promotions, event and talent management and online marketing. However one must be wary when it comes to choosing a PR agency. One must first check the agency’s track record, its team’s capability and what its other clients have to say about the PR agency’s service. Hiring a PR agency is expensive, thus, one must be assured that he is investing on the right team who can help him achieve his goals.


Personal Shoppers

My friends and I are very fortunate to have friends abroad who find good deals for us when it comes to shopping. They shop for us and ship the items once the box is full. With the increasing number of their clients and bulk of the orders they get, I wonder if they’ll be needing the

MasterCard PCI compliant merchant solutions soon! Will they be expanding their service by opening an online shop? With the hard work and dedication that they’ve been showing, it is not impossible, if you ask me!

I am already anticipating the day I get my hands on the makeup stuff that I ordered. There were lots of eye makeup and lip gloss. I love lip gloss and I think I ordered four. Haha! Some will be given away, so it’s not hoarding, I tell yah. Other than that, I postponed the ordering of a gadget. It is so pretty and yet I don’t think I need another one. Haha! Not now. Not yet. ;)


Sports Development for Students

Just before I took a leave of absence from work, our sports coordinator approached me to ask for suggestions as he is required to look for some sports equipment for the varsities. Good thing I came across some baseball equipment for sale that morning. I showed it to him and he said he will take note of it. He stated that he is looking for durable, quality and affordable sports equipment so that he can get the approval of the administration for his proposal.

I agree with him on his assumption that sports is one of the best ways to leer students away from dangerous activities like drug-dependence, involvement in gangs and the likes. Aside from sports development, we also provide opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills and other talents that they have by supporting student organizations and governance and forming of socio-cultural groups like dance troupe and the band. These and more aim to help the students reach their potential and become valuable assets of the community.


Rainy Friday Morning Ramblings

We woke up to a very rainy morning today. I was planning not to send DD to school again, only to find a message on my mobile phone, from my father, saying that classes are suspended today. Very, very good! However, it is unfortunate that again, more households are suffering from the incessant flooding that affects many areas here in the city and the surrounding areas. My mom just informed me that their village too, is now flooded. It’s terrible, very terrible. Even the university is flooded. AGAIN. *sigh*

When will this stop?


10 Best Work-at-Home Jobs | 10 Jobs You Can Do From Home | Earning a Living from Home

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Working at home has been one of the options available to many people now, thanks to technology and the Internet. One just have to possess the necessary skills to succeed in this field. So whether you are a mom (or dad) who wants to spend more time with your kids at home, a fresh graduate or a retiree who still wishes to serve and earn, pick among these ten best work work-at-home jobs:

1. Virtual Assistant

2. Medical Transcriptionist

3. Translator

4. Web Developer/Designer

5. Call Center Representative

6. Tech Support Specialist

7. Travel Agent

8. Teacher
9. Writer/Editor

10. Franchise Owner



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A(H1N1) Vaccine Not Yet Available | No A(H1N1) Vaccine Yet

DOH Advisory: THERE IS NO COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE A(H1N1) VACCINE YET. Thus, be wary of some groups are going around small offices to peddle supposedly approved flu vaccines at "attractive" prices.

BFAD Advisory: drugstores should report the refusal of the sources to give sales invoices and receipts for flu vaccines., which it said may be a sign the vaccine they are selling is fake.

"Refusal of the source to issue and/or indicate the aforementioned information should give rise to suspicion and must be reported immediately to BFAD," BFAD’s chief, Director Nazarita Tacandong said.

The fake vaccines can be reported to BFAD through its hotline at 8094390 local 1131.



Online Learning for Busy Moms

Staying at home for almost one month now makes me wonder how other moms do it. Despite the fact that they work from home, they also tend to the needs of their family plus do the household chores as well. Indeed, 24 hours is not enough to do all the tasks that a WAHM (work-at-home mom) needs to accomplish.

Good thing there are online colleges out there that caters to the needs of WAHMs who desires to pursue bachelor’s or graduate degree programs. Capella University is one. They offer graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, psychology, public health, and public safety. On the other hand, there’s business, information technology, and public safety as their bachelor’s degree program offerings.

So if you’re a busy WAHM but aims to be more knowledgeable on your chosen field of study, Capella University is the answer.

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Venue for Destination Weddings

I noticed that a lot of engaged couples opt to have their wedding in an island or some exotic place. It follows that  destination weddings are the popular choice these days. The wedding can get pretty intimate with just family and close friends in attendance. What better way to treat your guests than providing the best island experience? 
dwKarisma hotels on a secluded beach in the Riviera Maya Mexico offer a kind of service that fits the elite. The beach can be the backdrop of the ceremony and the reception party happens inside where world-class dining experience is guaranteed. There are also other things to do for the pre- and post-wedding activities that everyone will surely enjoy!


How Well do I Know my Husband?

How well do I really know my husband? Let’s see.

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what's he watching? News, Basketball, NCIS, The Unit, CSI 
2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Not Applicable too.
3. What's one food he doesn't like? Fruits. Haha.
4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does he order? Mango shake.
5. Where did he go to high school? Holy Family Academy
6. What size shoe does he wear? 9
7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? Promotional items. Haha!
8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Egg and cheese sandwich
9. What would he eat every day if he could? Pork.
10. What is his favorite cereal? Not Applicable.
11. What would he never wear? Anything polka dots, I guess. (Guess lang!)
12. What is his favorite sports team? Purefoods forever in PBA, Ateneo in UAAP (obviously!) and in NBA, I really don’t know.
13. Who did he vote for? I can’t remember but I know who he will be voting for IF there’ll be an election come 2010. Haha!
14. Who is his best friend? Best friends, actually. Me and Laurence. Haha. Right, Babe?
15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do? Undermine my capacity as a wife, mother and person.
16. What is his heritage? Very Filipino.
17. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind would it be? Chocolate cake!
18. Did he play sports in high school? I think so.
19. What could he spend hours doing? Watching TV. 
20. What is one unique talent he has? Coming up with names for people and things which completely crack me up.


Mango Float Recipe

The Husband arrived from a business trip yesterday aside from the four packs of chicharon that I requested (Yum-yum!), he also brought home three kilos of ripe mangoes. It means one kilo for each of us, right? Wrong! It is tough to feed my ward with fruits. I have to come up with creative strategies just to make them. Last week, he brought home pineapple fruits and fruit cocktails. I think I was the only who consumed the pineapple I painstakingly peeled. But I made fruit salad out of one of the canned fruit cocktails and it was a sure hit! They both like it frozen.

And for these ripe mangoes, I intend to make mango float out of them. Good thing I have the ingredients needed because I dislike going out of the house these days.

Anyways, here’s the recipe:


4 ripe yellow mangoes, thinly sliced
1 can all-purpose cream
1 cans condensed milk
1 pack crushed graham cracker

1. Slice mangoes into thins wedges.
2. Combine milk and all-purpose cream.
3. Pour crushed Graham crackers on the bottom of a container.
4. Pour mixture over the Grahams.
5. Put mango wedges over the mixture.
6. Repeat by putting Grahams, milk and cream mixture and mango wedges until you’ve used them all.
7. Top with crushed Grahams.

8. Freeze overnight before serving.



Halloween is for Adults Too!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

When our new HR Management Officer assumed office last year, she lined up various activities for the development of the faculty, administrators and staff of the university. Those diverse activities never fail to recharge us, revive our zeal for service and make us better persons.

But one thing that we have not done yet is hold a Halloween Party. I think that it would be cool and exciting for us, adults, to dress up into different costumes. I will surely volunteer to help in preparing for the party when the HRM office begin its planning. To set the mood, we’ll be needing spooky Halloween Invitations. I discovered some really scary Halloween Party Invitations at the  Here’s one:
Halloween Invitation
Aside from the Free Halloween Invitations that they give away regardless of the bulk of your order, Holiday Invitations also lets you photo, picture or even company logo on any card of your choice at their site. Moreover, take advantage of the Latest Designs Halloween Invitations that they offer. So remember, for your Invitations Halloween – themed needs, Holiday Invitations is the answer!


PlayFirst and Bunches of Books Coupons

Sunday, July 26, 2009

As a couple, my husband and I share many interests and hobbies. One is gaming. I am a self-confessed gamer. And so is my husband.
I recently discovered these PlayFirst coupons online and we have been putting them into good use.
But then, we have different taste when it comes to the types of games that we play. He prefers actions, simulation and strategy games. On the other hand, I like puzzles, dash and time management games.

Another interest is reading. We have a collection of books about various topics. Our daughter likes to read too and she has her own collection of books. We love to scour book sale shops for good books. These days, I prefer online book-shopping because when you use Bunches of Books coupons additional discounts will apply on those already discounted books. That means more savings! And I am all for savings!


June 2009 Nursing Board Exam Result | 2009 Board Exam for Nurse Result | Nurse Licensure 2009 Exam Result | Nursing Board Exam 2009

32,617 out of the 77, 901 examinees passed the Nurse Board Exam given last June 2009. of them passed. the Nurse Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation announced Saturday.
Golda Manto Yap, from the Felipe R. Verallo Memorial Foundation, topped the exams, with an average score of 86.80 percent.

On August 18 and 19, 2009, successful examinees as well as those who passed previous exams but have not taken their oath will have their oath-taking ceremony to be held before the nursing board at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. 

The complete list of successful Nursing Board Examination 2009 passers can be read here.


A Walk in the Park

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

DH left yesterday for an urgent meeting. I asked him if I can tag along and as expected, he declined. Haha! That’s so like him. He doesn’t like mixing pleasure and work. Oh well. I can try again next time. Again and again.

Actually, I wanted to visit that city again for a change of atmosphere. It’s a nice place, a very developed city. I am not only looking forward to a stroll at the mall but a visit at their famous park too. I wonder if there are also skateboard ramps for those young, active ones at that park since it has gigantic sculptures, fountains, open plaza and more. Truly, a complete hang out place where families can enjoy nature, feast on some amazing giant art and exercise (since there’s a lot of walking around)!

Surely, DD will enjoy strolling around this park. But then, the question I am throwing to DH is WHEN?! :D


Tuesday Morning Ramblings

Well, good morning to you! I woke up early today to prepare DD for her class.

Yesterday was a local holiday so we enjoyed a long weekend despite the fact that DH had to leave for a meeting yesterday. I planned to prepare spaghetti last weekend too, but DH and I suffered from colds big time! I was hesitant but I needed to take phenylpropanolamine. It made us (DH had to take too!) oh-so-sleepy that we slept mostly during the weekend. Now you know why I hate taking medications for colds. Good thing DD didn’t catch the bug though.

I am feeling a lot better now. I hope to accomplish many things on my to-do list this week. One of which is to attend a PTCA meeting this afternoon. I hope that it will end early since I hate staying out of the house these days.


Patio Furniture Covers

Monday, July 20, 2009

Yesterday, we allowed our daughter to play online games and she was so surprised to discover that a room for gardening was given to her at Facebook’s Pet Society game. As expected, there are plenty of gardening stuff that one can buy from a new store too. I won’t be surprised if they offer some

patio furniture covers any time soon!

u_pci_18_140_0 Speaking of patio furniture covers, even if they are made to withstand the elements, patio furniture also needs protection to ensure longer life. Furniture covers are cheaper than replacing furniture, right? And if you are looking for one, check-out They are currently offering 20% discount on their patio furniture covers. Order today and get free shipping.


Michael Jackson’s Unreleased Song

Friday, July 17, 2009

Take me to a place with no name” That’s what Michael Jackson’s message in an unreleased song that recently hit the Internet. The date of recording of the song is not clear yet and whether it refers to a heaven-like utopia or a remote getaway.

Anyways, here is the clip of the said song.


For Kids Also!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

One of my daughter’s close friend at school is already wearing eyeglasses at the age of 7. Too young, if you ask me. Good thing, we need not worry about our daughter’s vision YET. Her young eyes are very much OK despite the frequent reading of books and occasional playing of computer games. However, when that time comes, I know that there are

$ 8 Rx eyeglasses at Zenni Optical.
KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA  Many people are raving about Zenni Optical’s  affordable, durable and stylish prescription eyeglasses for men, women and children. In fact, I was ecstatic when I saw Zenni Optical on TV!!! Zenni Optical is simply one of the best when it comes to prescription eyeglasses. And because of that, here’s a much-deserved High Five to Zenni Optical for doing a great job!


I Got Company!

And she used to be this cute:   IMG_0564Haha! Yeah, she is still cute but not as cute as this! This photo was taken when she was 2 years old. She used to love being photographed though there were times when she would give me a silly face. Haha!

Anyways, back to the present, my boss here is indeed home. Yup, you read that right. She’s my boss when I’m at home. Don’t ask me why. It’s their first day of exams and upon coming home around 10:00 this morning, she proudly announced that she got a perfect score in Science! Woot! That’s my girl!

This afternoon, she is scheduled for another round of reviewing for tomorrow’s exams. That is upon waking up from her nap. And I don’t know what time that will be. I have been asking her to sleep since we finished lunch but she won’t budge. But then, I can’t seem to hear her making any noise right now. It means she’s already asleep! Woot! Hopefully, she will have the zest, energy and drive to review later. Without much fuzz and drama. But then, knowing my daughter, I doubt it. Hahaha!


Losing Weight

Desperate situations call for desperate actions. That’s the thought I had last night when I sat down, looked down and saw how wide my waist expands. And by desperate action, I mean, taking into consideration the use of diet pills (again) to help me loose those unwanted fats. There are many diet pills out there in the market and the question is, which of them works? Well, thanks to the Internet, we can search and read reviews about the products that we want to try.

Personally, I prefer diet pills which are safe and work fast. What about you?



Visiting a favorite website with lots of photos and short but oh-so-true quotes makes me happy. I am amazed by the talent of these people who are not only good with choosing the right words, but also the right photos that matches the quotes. And today, this caught my fancy:


Overseas Absentee Voting Primer

Are you a Filipino living overseas and wishing to cast your vote on the 2010 national elections? Through the Overseas Absentee Voting mechanism, you can! It was implemented in the Philippines in 2003 to provide an opportunity for Filipinos abroad to exercise their right in electing the President, Vice President, Senators and one Party-list Representative. Since it was approved last 2003 by the Congress, 300,000 Filipinos abroad registered to vote in the two-month registration period. However, only 142,000 Filipinos in the 13-month registration period for the 2007 elections.

In their effort to inform and update Filipinos living and working abroad on the voting registrations process for the 2010 elections, GMANews.TV prepared a short and interactive  primer as a guide for the Filipinos living and working abroad on the voting registration process for the 2010 national elections. The primer can be viewed here.



The Perfect Cervical Collars

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Foam-Cervical-Collar-193620-PRODUCT-MEDIUM_IMAGE Looking for cervical collars (or neck braces) which are lightweight yet sturdy, safe and easy to store? Well look no more because Allegro Medical is here to help. They offer cervical collars which are 1 inch thick soft foam that is slightly contoured for a comfortable fit and covered with stockinette and a Velcro closure. Aside from that you can choose from five different size options available. Many users have rated and reviewed this orthopedic piece of medical equipment from Allegro medical and they all have positive words it. Some of them have been searching far and wide for a brand that will comfortable fit them or their patients and Allegro Medical’s cervical collar did not fail them. Moreover, the reasonable price is a plus factor too.

Aside from medical equipment, Allegro Medical is also a leading supplier of exercise & fitness equipment, nutritional dietary supplements, maternity/baby supplies and outdoor gear.


Chocolate Lovers All

My friends over at Twitter were talking about chocolates. It seems that most of us are chocolate lovers. Be it local chocolates or imported ones. I am a self-confessed chocoholic. Mostly dark and milk chocolate ones. With or without nuts. I am not much into white chocolates though. They don’t taste chocolatey for me. DH is aware of this addiction. He even sent me some heart-shaped ones in a fancy packaging some years ago when we were courting. Sweeet!

These days, he usually buys me a bar or two when he comes home from a long trip. My favorite includes Hershey’s, Toblerone and Cadbury. Jeff’s fiancĂ©e, Tel, brought us a box of Jessica Walker chocolate when he came for a visit from Australia last Christmas and boy, I hid it until there was nothing left! I shared it with DH, of course. Haha!

For almost a month now, I have been keeping a giant bar of Hershey’s Symphony. I have no intentions of opening it yet. But, but… thanks to the incessant talks about chocolates, I might do so later, as my reward to my hardworking self. Hehe.

symphony Who wants some?


Silver, You Say?

prodSilver02 Did you know that silver has more uses compared to its fellow monetary metal which is gold? Aside from being used as a primary monetary metal in the form of silver bars, there is also a high demand for silver for industrial use because of its strength, malleability, and ductility, unparalleled electrical and thermal conductivity, sensitivity to and high reflectance of light and its ability to endure extreme temperature ranges. Moreover, silver is also used in various health care products because of the unique antibacterial characteristics that it has.

Now if you are looking into investing on silver, consider Monex Deposit Company. As a leading company in the US in gold, silver and precious metals investment, it banks on its 30 years of service. Its dedicated and hardworking staff of hard asset professionals are committed to serving your precious metals investment needs. You can never go wrong with Monex Deposit Company.


The Perfect Gift

Last weekend, we celebrated the birthday of Mamitz, our matchmaker. She is one special person to us and we love her dearly. One of us prepared her favorite kare-kare while we (DH and DD and I) bought for her her favorite sans rival chocolate cake. Aside from the feast they prepared which made us really full, we also enjoyed the company of each other.

Since I rarely give birthday gifts on time, I usually make up to them during Christmas time or earlier. Hehe. A friend who celebrated her birthday last April will be be receiving a makeup brush soon. Mamitz, on the other hand, who fancies fashion jewelry sets, would surely love these: S11CXX  ZWFMXX





These and more can be found at Holsted Jewelers. Aside from being so fashionable and elegant, their collection is very affordable and fits the budget.


Today, God Wants Me to Know

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

One of the cool applications at Facebook that I discovered through my friends is “God Wants You to Know”. More often than not, we find the messages we receive so timely. And today, here’s what I got:

Suzanne got a message that on this day, God wants her to know...

... that it's time to STOP going through the motions of living, and START living.
Are you willing to do that now? Or are you going to wait until all life energy drains out of you and your loved ones who are trying to support you at this very moment? You were not born to follow rules and regulations. Living starts with dreaming. So dream, dream friend, and let dreams show you the path to your bliss.


My Schedule While on Maternity Leave

I have been on leave for 14 days and the usual question I get from people at work when I see them is: “What keeps you busy these days?” To answer that question, here’s my usual schedule on weekdays since July 1, 2009:

Early morning means time to prepare breakfast for my family and help DD prepare for school. Once she and DH are sent for school and work, I start working on the dishes and do a little cleaning inside the house. Afterwards, I take a bath, change into something nice and turn the laptop on. If there’s online work, I work on it. But if there’s not, I play Farm Town! (But that’s got to stop!) And browse through galleries and shops, of course! It’s also a fun time to talk and catch up with my Twitter buddies.

Just around 10:00 in the morning, I prepare lunch. Usually fish or chicken and soup. DD usually arrives around 11:10 AM and has to leave around 12:00 noon. Her afternoon class begins at 12:30 PM so she still has time to rest. After lunch, I usually lie down with her to talk about what happened during the morning. Once she leaves, I am off to my online playing, err, work again. Then I nap at around 2:00 if I feel sleepy.

DD arrives a little after 4:00 PM. I prep for dinner at around 5:00 PM. We usually have lunch before 7:00 PM. Afterwards, DD has to study her lessons. DH now facilitates that. As soon as I finish cleaning up, I spend quality time with them if there are pending online tasks. DD is usually sent to bed at around 8:00 – 8:30 PM. And that’s when DH can finally watch TV. My sleeping time depends on how long I napped that afternoon. And there are some reading time squeezed in between. I hope to finish a book or two of the books sent by Litzie last Christmas.

So there goes my schedule during weekdays now that I am on maternity leave without a baby to look after to. I can used to this you know. But DH won’t indulge. LOL!


TestoRipped Review

Monday, July 13, 2009

It is so timely indeed to receive a testoripped reviews in my inbox today. Did they know that I am planning

(again. For the nth time.) to lose weight. I sound like a broken record, I know, but hey, I am not losing hope! LOL!

Testoripped is another diet pill in the market and that review gave a comprehensive critique of the product. I found it helpful as it gave a comprehensive explanation regarding its ingredients , which they think are pretty good ingredients. And the price? Reasonable. It has it’s cons, of course, which is their lack of money back guarantee.


Life Lessons from MJ

I slept last night, thanks to ABS-CBN’s Tribute to Michael Jackson and his 30th Anniversary Special. I am not a die-hard MJ fan. I do love some of his songs and I enjoyed singing along with the performers while DD and DH were in la-la land. LOL!

MJ may not lived a perfect life. He had his shortcomings. But one thing is for sure, he used his God-given gifts to the fullest. And he became the bestest person that he can be using those talents. He inspired many, many others to do just the same and for that, I salute you, MJ.


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