Tuesday, May 27, 2008

the winning song

I have been posting too much AI stuff (actually, they are more of David Cook stuff) in both my blogs and I still can't get enough of it. I have always been like this since before. When I begin to love something or someone, I become passionate about the feeling that it's so hard letting go...


lip service

I discovered a new favorite lipstick recently. For years now, I have been struggling of lugging a lipstick, a lip balm and a lip gloss in my bag. With my new discovery, I wouldn't have to bring a lot of lip paraphernalia as each lipstick comes with an attached lip gloss. I especially love the sweet pea shade as it projects a no-nothing effect on my lips.

The dual lipstick and gloss is a nice combination to have. And it comes in pretty packaging as well. That in itself turned me on already.

The gloss is also pretty good. It has nice shine, good tint, and is not sticky in any manner. It comes with a brush applicator, when I would rather have a sponge, but that is just a personal preference for me. The gloss is unscented and unflavored as far as I can tell. It says it is plumping in the name, but I did not notice any plumping indicators, not even the tingle that most give off. I view it as simply a decent matching gloss and that is good enough for me.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

friday tag - sunday edition

Snagged this from Eds.


1. To watch or participate?
I used to love performing when I was younger but now, I just like to be in the sidelines. Or I usually spearhead something and let others shine...

2. Malls, catalog shopping, or the Internet?
Malls, hands down!

3. A bath or shower?
I love hot baths.

4. To talk to people by telephone, in person or by e-mail?
I am no telebabad even when I was teeny bopper. I would rather that we talk over cups and cups of coffee :)

5. Typing or writing?
I have had a diary since I was 10. I used to enjoy writing and I think that my penmanship is still the most readable ever :) but with the blogs and all, I am slowly losing my passion to write (literally that is).

Snag snag snag away!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

what a rose can say?

Thanks Esther for this nice tag. I love it!

What A Rose Can Say
A rose can say I love you and want you to be mine,
A rose can say I thank you for being so very kind,
A rose can say congratulations, whatever the occasion may be,
A rose can say I miss you and wish you were here with me,
A rose can say I'm sorry if I've hurt you in any way,
A rose can say get well soon, May God bless you today,
A rose can say I wish you happiness, and the best for you each day.
A rose can say farewell when someone goes away,
A rose can say hello, I'm thinking of you today,
There's just so many wonderful things that a rose can say,
A rose can say goodbye when a love one is laid to rest,
No matter what there is to say, a rose can say it best.

Tagging Val, Abie, Raft3r and Em aka Babs.

Monday, May 19, 2008

a long list of things i've done

Thanks for this tag, Val! Really enjoyed this!

Highlight the ones you've done.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath
08. Said I love you?and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game --> does UAAP count? LOL!
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars =)
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was too drunk --> a lot of times! ;-)
42. Had amazing friends --> more of have
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs --> I am OC like that.
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played a Computer game for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days --> how I wish!
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldnt have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad --> I think in high school.
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating --> when I went fishing with my dad.
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life --> and proud of it!

Snag away!!

some wants

Thea, my blogger happy blogmate tagged me with these nice questions. Thanks Thea! Mwah!

Tere-Blessing in Life 2. Yen- Me and Mine 3. Thea is bloggerhappy 4. Thea is berryscrappy 5. Farah - changing lanes 6. Farah - pit stop

tagging: pat, abie, jan and andrea.

1. What do you want for your birthday?
>>>a trip to bangkok and a macbook air

2. Who will be your next kiss?
>>>hubby and lizzie :)

3. When was the last time you went to the mall?
>>>yesterday, May 18th

4. Are you wearing socks right now?

5. How did you spend your summer?
>>>it just walked by on me. was working the whole time!

6. Have you been to the cinema in the last 5 days?
>>>nope. the last time we watched a movie was i think about 2 weeks ago..

7. What was the last thing you had to drink?

8. What are you wearing right now?
>>>office clothes

9. What was your last purchase?
>>>beige stilettos from janylin.

10. What was the last food you ate?
>>>oatmeal with milkmaid condensed milk.

11. Who would be the person you would call if you were up in the middle of the night and couldn’t sleep?
>>>nada - just need to wake my hubby up

12. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
>>>all for the little girl. just panties and sando and 3 nice nighties :)

13. Do you have a pet?
>>>yup. a dog named bob.

14. What made you laugh in the last 5 days?
>>>a lot! i just had a hearty laugh a while ago when my gay staff walked in today. hahahah!

15. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
>>>B O R A C A Y!!!

16. What is the last thing you purchased online?
>>>my own domain

17. One thing you hate about yourself?
>>>I am selfless to a fault.

18. Do you miss anyone?
>>>just my folks and some really good friends...

19. What are your plans for the day?
>>>go home, have dinner, lesson time with lizzie, blog a bit, dvd then sleep...

20. Last person you msg’d?

21. Ever went to a camp?
>>>yeah. in high school.

22. Are you a good student in school?
>>>in gradeschool and highschool, yes. not anymore in college. but i passed my course.

23. What do you know about the (your) future?
>>>it's bright and sunny!!!

24. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
>>>light blue by D&G

25. Where is/are your best friend/s right now?
>>>somewhere in Ortigas. :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

play slots

When he was here for a short visit, I introduced my brother to all those games in the computer but guess where he got hooked? You bet it right, online slots! And from the variety of slot machines that are available, he liked the fruit machines best. He would always tell me that the colors and style are the best he has seen so far that’s why he would always come back to the site and play.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

liz for mom

Mommy is a die-hard Liz Claiborne fanatic. So as I pay tribute to her today, I checked on their site and chose the best bags ansd shoes for her. Of course, I am not buying them all. Just want to share with you the eyecandies that I chose for her.

love your car

I am helping out a friend who is scouting for her very first car. While doing this, I can’t help but feel a beam of pride as she will be buying her car from her own savings. She’s actually ready to buy one since a few weeks ago but because we have both been busy with work, we haven’t had the time to sit down and discuss the possible options. I have nothing in mind but the first thing that I suggested to her was if she is buying a car, it is imperative that she gets an insurance for her car as well. And because her budget is limited, we are in the process of looking for a cheap car insurance for her. At carinsurancerates.com, anyone can get a free quotation in a snap of a finger! You only have to complete their no obligation online application forms and you’re good to go. An added plus is that this site is very informative that I became aware of the 10 easiest cars to get insured, top 10 hardest cars to get insured, 10 most stolen cars and etc. I would recommend this site to all those who are searching for the best car insurance.

an open letter to mom

Happy Mothers Day

Dear Mom,

How can I thank you enough for raising me to be the woman that I am now? I know that we have practically lived our lives separately for the last 2 decades and that fact still affects me even after all these years. I miss your warm embraces and your sweet butterfly kisses. I miss your loud voice and your soft touch to match it. You have been such a great woman - having to choose the road that is less travelled - the kind that will entail a lot of sacrifices for you. Imagine having to leave us at such a young age just so you can give us the life that is comfortable, rewarding and happy. I am grateful that you sent us to the best schools and that you showered us with the best things. I am happy that I was able to live the life that I wanted with you, always holding my hand and showing me the way.

It's payback time. Now that I am all grown up with a family of my own, allow me to pamper you a bit. Mom, I will not be as settled as I am now if not for your loving guidance and nurturing. So let me thank you by giving you a small gift this Mother's Day. I got you one of these online credit cards for you to use if you decide to treat yourself with things and pamper your body with any material gift you want. It's my way of expressing my gratitude to you mommy. Because you are the best!

I love you and Happy Mother's Day!

broke? not anymore!

I can’t believe my cousin is on it again! She sent me an SMS asking if there’s any way she can borrow some money from me. I have stretched out my arms to this person and this time I want to teach her a lesson. To say that she is very irresponsible in handling her finances is a major understatement. I have witnessed her shop till she drops days and the next thing, she’s left empty handed so she will resort to borrowing from people. Yes she pays on time and she keeps her word. She a stable job so her income is fixed but her manner of spending is really crazy. So this time, instead of lending her again, I directed her to a site where she can apply for payday advance loan. It is said to be the fastest way to obtain secure, online cash advance and payday loans. No documents are needed and once approved, the lenders electronically deposit the money into your account. How hard can it get? Since my cousin only needs enough to help her get by from now until the next payday, she tried applying online. She’s just waiting for the approval and she will be one happy girl again!

battle of 2 davids

If there's one thing my mom and I are passionate about, it is watching AI week after week after week. And since we're tandems, we only began loving the show the moment Ramiel Malubay was booted out of the show. I just think it's so fun to watch these kids belt out their talents for the world to see. And the judges? Oh! We love them all! However, mom and I are rooting for the 2 Davids. Separately. We all know that AI Season 7 is going to be the battle of the Davids. So, let me root for mine while mommy root for hers:

Mommy roots for the angelic David Archuleta...

...While Farah roots for the hot and sassy David Cook!

easy shopping money for all

My friends are going crazy over the big weekend sale that’s going to happen next week. But there’s one problem, and that is pay day is still a week after next and they have no extra cash to cover their shopping needs for the big event! Imagine the thrill on their faces when they discovered about this site where they can apply for payday loan online. The nice thing about this is no papers are needed. It’s faxless, as what they say. And the process is fast and easy that the borrower won’t sweat it out before she can get the money. It’s just a few clicks away in the computer and voila, the money is ready for you. Again, as this is a short term loan, it primarily covers your spending needs. Fast, easy, convenient… what more can you ask for? Besides all these, the information you provide online are guaranteed to be safe and secured so you don’t have to worry about all these hackers that thrive online. All your transactions are deemed private so what your provide stays with the company and is kept away from public. So what are you waiting for, fill in those empty wallets and apply for one now!

safeguarding your home

When we finally decided on that dream house as posted earlier, the next thing that I worked out on was to get a house insurance for it. I surfed and searched and reviewed on possible companies that I can transact with. It was a long, tiring process but I had to do it. With everything that’s happening around the world, it is best to keep your house insured from tremendous risk. I mean, the last thing that I want to experience is to lose the house that was built with our blood, sweat and tears and not get anything after only because I was just reckless and not care about protecting the one thing that we can already call ours. We have made a substantial investment in it after all. It’s a good thing that my husband shares the same take as I do on matters like these. He also wants to make sure that our investments are insured for the benefit of our children and our children’s children. By doing so, we are not only safeguarding our lives but also the lives of the people who depend on us and the people who will later depend on them. For me, this will be the best legacy that I can ever leave my children.

on choosing the perfect house

All these price increase is going crazy and it’s really driving me nuts! Imagine the price of petrol being doubled from about seven years ago when I started driving. In a way, it taught me how to be frugal about my expenses. Just last year when we were scouting for houses, I carefully studied everything from the mortgage rate to the payment scheme. I had to make sure that the house that we will be choosing is the best in terms of how we are going to pay for it and how my family will like the place. Proximity to my work area and my husband’s business is also a major consideration. And the convenience when it comes to groceries, church, play area, school and the bank. I really had to be hands on with the selection process since I know that when we have finally decided, it will be the house that my family will be living in for the next few years. I am grateful that I devoted a lot of time researching and studying the ins and outs before finally deciding on a house. At least, I wouldn’t be bothered by my conscience if anything fails for I know that we did not decide on it out of a whim. Careful planning and discussions happened before finally deciding on the best house.

Bloggers around the world

Joining Jane and Jody on this flight.

Let all the bloggers around the globe come together in unity by blog linking. All you have to do is add your name to the list. Don’t forget to specify the country where you are from and of course, link your name to your respective blog. If you have two or more blogs, add and link ‘em all. Then invite 8 or more bloggers to do the same. Here we go!

Julia from Philippines, Catherine from Malaysia, Shi from USA, Mitch from Philippines, Hailey from Philippines, Sexymom from USA, Liza from Philippines, Sasha from Philippines, Thess from Netherlands, Marie from Philippines, mind bubbles from USA, Evi from Canada, Christine - Marikit from AU. Christine - Strawberrygurl from AU, Mel’s Untamed World from PH, Mel’s Uncensored Life from PH, vanity kit from USA, something purple from USA, em’s detour from USA, Sassy Finds from Philippines My Charmed Life from Philippines, Mommyhood and Me from Philippines, Changing Lanes from Philippines, Pit Stop from Philippines, (next passenger here).

Hop on, Jan, Janj, Melisse, Mec, Thea, Pat, Precious and Nyree.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

my to do list

It has been such a crazy week for me. I figured, I did not create my list of things to do over the weekend which explains the crazy week that I am experiencing right now. It's Thursday and I have three more days before the week ends. So now, I shall start the day with my to do list.

Isn't it so nice to be able to write everything in an organized way and feel such a great accomplishment when you're able to cross it off your list after?

1. Bring the dog to his pedia. He badly needs some grooming asap!
2. Bring the hubby to the dentist as he has been complaining about his teeth since last week. After the dentist appointment, we're going to the salon/barber shop then pamper ourselves with a great massage at the spa and hopefully some facial for me.
3. Map out menu for next week. More fish. Less pork and beef. Don't forget the veggies.
4. Check out the list of payday loans that my company is offering (I heard that it's a good deal!)Think. Think. Do I need one at this point?
5. Spend more time with Lizzie and let her teach me some spanish lines (thanks to Dora, she is learning! She is learning!)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

for a special woman

Gracias for this, Pat. Happy Mother's Day to you too Ü


1. Just choose any mother’s day graphics from zwani to greet the mommies you know.

2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs.

3. Tag other mommies you know.

1. bloggerhappy

2. berryscrappy

3. Me,Myself+2

4. Confessions of a Supermodel Wannabe

5. Shopaholic Ties The Knot

6. Changing Lanes

7. Pit Stop

I would like to pass this on to my other mommy friends: Em, Abie, Maver, Alpha, Peachy, Jane, Jody and Thea.

Another Linky Tag

A pleasant tag from Jesse. Thanks sis!

The rules:Cut and paste the following starting here.I have randomly selected 5 of you below to be tagged and I hope that you will similarly publish this post in your blog. You will have to tag 5 other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list. (Do not replace, just keep on adding! Yes we hope it will be a long list!) It’s real easy! Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially!The benefits of Viral Linking:- One of the fastest ways to see your technorati authority explode!- Increase your Google PageRank fast- Attract large volume of new traffic to your site- Build your community- Make new friends!

For the links:The Strategist Notebook, Link Addiction, Ardour of the Heart, When Life Becomes a Book,The Malaysian Life, Yogatta.com, What goes under the sun Roshidan’s Cyber Station,Sasha says,Arts of Physics,And the legend lives,My View, My Life,A Simple Life,Juliana RW,The Callalily Space,Petra,Summer in Blue,Confessions of an Army Wife,Bless’ Sanctuary,Happy Life,Living @ Evergreen State,La Place de Cherie,Chez Francine,Le bric a brac de Cherie Little Peanut, Pea in a Pod, The Creative In Me,Me and Mine,Pinay Mommy,Expressions from the Heart,TeacherJulie, Sweetbites by Bang, Paul, Toni and Lance - Bridging the Distance, Our Growing Family, The Uncensored life of me, My Untamed World, Yan-Ple’s Party Shop,Childstar Band, My Scrappy Side, BLOGGERHAPPY.COM, Fun.Fierce.Fabulous, Nap Time Rocks!, Juls Random Thoughts, Working It, CODPG, MyParty.Finds.A.Home, Random Thoughts, My Colorful World, Thefogramp, Princess Sophia, My Happy Place, To the moon and back, Iam Dzoi, Scribbles of My Life, In This Game of Life ,The Simple Life of a Baghag, Changing Lanes, Pit Stop, next...

Tagging Jacqui, Juliana, Alpha, Malyn, Mari and Melisse.

Friday, May 2, 2008


Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. My MIL has been discharged after staying at the Delos Santos hospital for 3 days (as posted here). She has undergone DNC and executive check up because of her ovary problems.

It was a long, sad week for the family but we are all doing fine now. She was advised to be on complete bed rest until next week.

A Simple Tag (a rerun)

A simple tag from my good friend Ems.

Rule #1: Copy all the links below and replace a single link under the appropriate letter of the alphabet. If your domain name, or even the title of your blog, starts with an “A,” you’d replace the link under that letter and put the replaced link at the bottom. Also, don’t forget to credit the tagger, or where you got the list from, at the end of the list with a full URL of the post so that a pingback gets generated.

A. A Detour
B. Beautifulandhappy.com
C. changing lanes
D. Different Faces of Me
E. everythingandanythingblog.com
F. forumfinder.net
G. GeekMomMashup.com
H. happykeg.com
I. ipentimento.com
J. joanjoyce.com/blog
K. keyboardmonologues.blogspot.com
L. lifeinlenses.blogspot.com
M. mind bubbles
N. notjustmama.net
O. originalmx5.net
P. pit stop
Q. qweddings.com
R. rhyan.net
S. Something Purple
T. TenaciousCreations.com
U. utada-online.net
V. vanity kit
W. working it
X. xaviermedia.com
Y. yimto.com
Z. zbudapest.com

Replaced links: caffeine-overload.com; peapodsquadstuff.com Previous tagger: Ems

Rule #2: You now have to “tag” at least five people and encourage them to participate. Remember, though, that not everyone is into these kinds of things, so don’t be upset if they don’t participate. Just simply replace your tag. Remember to tag blogs only and no pornographic ones as we do want to keep the integrity as a blogging community.

I am tagging Bela, Dez, Jane, Jody, Issa and Melisse

online backgammon

During my week of staying at home to rest and free up my mind from work related stress, I have found a friend in online backgammon. This site offers latest information about backgammon tournaments and since it is offered in six languages, you can play with anyone around the world. I have spent most of my time just to play backgammon and I tell you, it relieved my mind from stress! For daring players, backgammon can also be played for real money not just for fun!