Wednesday, July 29, 2009

something about me

What time do you usually wake up? 5:30am .
What’s the first thing you do?During weekdays: Take a 30 minute bath. I have yet to try our new Capresso coffee maker after I give birth. On weekends: Sleep in!
Breakfast? Now that I am heavy with my second baby, I need to.
Do you go to work/school? Work, unfortunately =).
Do you like it? I like the perks that come with it
If you stay at home, what do you do all day?Sleep. Eat. Surf. Play with Lizzie. Supervise the house. Watch TV.
When’s lunch and what you eatin’? 12 noon. Anything I feel like eating. For lunch today, I had chicken inasal. Yum!

What time do you get home from work/school? 6pm.
What do you do?Let’s be a bit specific, shall we? at work - boss around; at home - boss around hehehe =)
Dinner: When and what? 8pm. Anything that I want to eat.
What do you do to unwind? Read a good book.
What’s your favorite part of the day? Mornings.
Who’s your favorite person to interact with? Arthuz.
When’s bedtime?on the average, 10PM.
Who’s bedtime with? Arthuz. Lizzie has her own place to sleep in.

Words Women Use

FINE - This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
15 MINUTES - If she’s getting dressed, this means half an hour.
NOTHING - This is the calm before the storm. This means something and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in FINE.
A “LOUD SIGH” - This means she thinks you’re an idiot and wonders why she’s wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing.
THAT’S OK - This means that she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistakes

Got this from
Kelly and can't help but say -- so true!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


The photo above was what I was craving a few days ago so off we all went to TGIF to have a feast. My husband, though not in the mood as he was finishing up his research on extended service plan had to be very supportive so he had to drive me and the little girl to the mall to eat. We also got a few stuff for me, the big sister and the baby inside. And some shirts for dad. It was an impromptu shopping day all because of my craving to eat chicken strips and fries. We had a blast and we went home with uber full stomachs and happy dispositions!

Happy weekend loves!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

stock options

I was watching some TV a few days ago and I chanced upon this channel where 2 opinionated individuals were talking about stock options and what their investments did to them and their livelihood in just a couple of weeks.

Although I am not really adept in how it works, I know a little about stock options because of my readings and researches in college. I am aware that one should know what market to invest his money so he will be sure of a high return on investment. Power Options is the software that does entire job – it gathers data and makes comparisons and reports on the best stock options trading to invest to. That way, one will be sure that he will be investing his money on a good market that will give him a good return on investment.

Very interesting right?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

perfect give aways

I just want to share this beautiful site that offers rubber stamps for all occassions. I know some of us are really into collecting rubber stamps even if there are no use to them, but some find it useful and effective. My brother, for one, keeps a few stamps in his collection. So, whenever you need rubber stamps to give away or for your own personal consumption, worry no more because all you have to do is go visit the site for a wide array of rubber stamps. They also do have offers and promotions so what are you waiting for? Log on and check them out!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

up on the wall

I have been on house arrest for a few days now and I tell you it is driving me nuts. My condition right now won't let me go to the mall and check out what's on sale at this time. Such wrong timing since I have to get myself a couple of tops and sweats for work.

I hope my doctor gives me a clean bill of health soon so I can go back to work (which I miss really much!) and resume my normal lifestyle.

saturday 9 - i want you back

1. Where were you when you heard that Michael Jackson died?
*I was at the office and I just got an SMS from my husband. You see, we are both fans of MJ.

2. How do you think that he will be remembered?

*He will be remembered as a pop icon and a music legend.

3. What was your favorite Jackson tune?

*I just can't stop loving you.

4. Did you watch the original Charlie’s Angels?

*No, but my mom did. I only watched the remake.

5. Did someone you know have that poster of Farrah?

*My mom. She was a loyal fan. She got my name from Farrah Fawcett.

6. Did you consider her battle with cancer heroic?


7. Were you a fan of The Tonight Show Starring Johnnie Carson?

* Nope but I have heard of him

8. Did you like Ed McMahon on the show?

*Not much

9. What else will you remember McMahon for?

*I don't really know much about him...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Six at Wednesday

1. How often do you visit a coffee shop? If you do, do you drink coffee there, or just pick it up to go?
+ Everyday because of work

2. What is the latest time of day you can drink regular coffee (or tea) without messing up your sleep?
+ Hmm..It is every time my work starts. I need my caffeine fix

3. What is the highest number of cups of coffee (or tea) you’ve had in a single day?
+ Maybe 3?

4. Take the quiz: What flavor of latte are you?
+ You Are a Hazelnut Latte
You often having the craving for something exotic. You get bored easily.
You are a true adventurer. Nothing makes you happier than traveling.

You’re a very cosmopolitan and worldly person. You have sophisticated tastes.
You have a keen attention to detail. Little things matter to you - you are a bit of a perfectionist.

5. Consider the highest price you’ve ever paid for a cup of coffee and the highest price you’ve paid for a gallon of gas: which of the two items was more expensive?
+ Gas most definitely!

6. What is your favorite holiday-flavored coffee?
+ Peppermint Mocha! :D

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Your Down Time

1. Do you have any hobbies? If so, what are they? If not, what do you do with your down time?
+ Reading, Eating, a Little Cooking and a LOT of sleeping

2. What do you like to do for fun?
+ hang out with my family,. go on trips if we have extra money

3. Do you go out much? Where do you like to go? What kinds of things do you like to do?
+ We love to go to the beach. But since it rains a lot these days, we go to the mall!

I Want Wednesday

This weeks question is:

What do you want to do with a little extra cash?
+ I’d save 10 or 20% of it first, then treat my man and the princess to a nice lunch/dinner and go shopping.

What else do you want this week? Feel free to share it all.
+ I want to be able to rest and relax and be able to get out of the hospital! I have been here since Sunday! Please pray for me!

Happy days!


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How to Talk with Young Children

Thanks Yen!

1. It’s important to keep language clear and simple. Make sure to avoid words that have dual meanings or are not common usage.

2. It’s helpful to pay attention to children when they speak but avoid trying to focus on several conversations at once.

3. Use words and questions that encourage children to converse. It’s important to engage a child. Remember to avoid ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions. For example, try “tell me more” or “what else happened?”

4. Stay positive. Use ‘do’ more than ‘don’t’. Phrase requests to communicate the desired behavior. For example, ‘you can use these bean bags for throwing practice’ rather than ‘don’t throw the toys.’

5. When communicating with young children, position yourself at the child’s eye level. Putting yourself at the child’s level communicates respect and helps you to hold the child’s attention.

6. Wait for responses to questions before moving the conversation on. Children need a few minutes to formula responses to questions. Remember, true conversations are two-sided.

7. Make sure to model polite conversation. It’s important to use ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ routinely. Children learn a lot through their observations of your conversation style.

8. Encourage dialogue by talking with children and not to them. While talking with children, ask questions, show interest, and comment on the child’s responses. However, be careful about the amount of time you spend giving directions or engaging in one way, directive communication.

9. When speaking with a child, never use unkind words. Any words or phrases that imply ridicule, shaming, name calling, teasing or belittling are not appropriate.

10. Show enthusiasm and enjoyment in conversations. It’s helpful to show children you enjoy talking with them by laughing, smiling and even joking with children. Always remember, when you have fun, the children will have fun, too.

Quotes v.2

Got these all from Aggie :)

"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it’s an undo-it-yourself project."

Abigail Van Buren

"Smart people spend time alone. They don’t fill their days with appointments from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., as many politicians and executives do. Great science does not emerge from hard logic and grinding hours. It comes from activities like chopping wood and raking leaves, preparing dinner and reading to the kids. These activities soften the rigid pace of the day’s pursuits and allow all our God-given intuition to work its unlogical magic. Only then can we reach our fullest potentials. Only then can we leap from thinking to understanding."

Philip K. Howard

"Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it–memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey."

Tad Williams
Stone of Farewell

Caribbean Dreaming

It seems that the Caribbean just got more attractive! With the launch of the Karisma line of hotels which claims to have an assortment of hotels that cater to people from all walks of life, we might just get a family vacation from a true blue honeymoon destination. I always thought the Caribbean would be better for couples and honeymooners but I have heard such great things about the Azul Blue Resort. It is the ultimate family getaway destination!With just 98 rooms, a gourmet-inclusive dining philosophy and many family-friendly amenities, Azul Beach Hotel offers families a new way to vacation. Parents are pampered with adult-sized indulgences as well as extras like strollers, cribs, baby milk heaters, beach games, coloring books, refrigerators for milk and medicines, and even kid-sized bathrobes.

Sounds divine doesnt it?


"Don’t over-analyze your marriage; it’s like yanking up a fragile indoor plant every 20 minutes to see how the roots are growing. "

The Bill Ballance Hip Handbook

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future finer than it will be.”

Marcel Pagnol

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”

John Burroughs

“We need not be rich to be generous, nor have all wisdom to be understanding.

Our influence may not be great, but it can be good.

Our speech may not be eloquent, but it can be truthful and sincere. We cannot all have good looks, but we can have good conscience, and having that, we shall have peace of mind and need fear no man.”

Meddigo Message

How to instill the spirit of giving to kids

Thanks Yen!

1. Lead by example. Serve as a role model by volunteering at your child’s school or engaging them in frequent conversation about community service. Explain the benefits of community service to your child and help them understand social responsibility and diversity in their communities.

2. Involve your child in selecting a project or cause in which to participate. There are a variety of resources to help you and your child become involved in your community. Check with your child’s school for any community service activities.

3. Consider a developmentally appropriate cause based on your child’s interest and skill level. There are a variety of ways your child can donate his or her time. For instance, several Arts & Crafts charities give your child an opportunity to paint, create cuddly dolls and bags for sick children.

4. Prepare you child for the experience by asking questions, providing options and listening to their needs and wants.

5. Praise their efforts and talk about your volunteer experience once it is complete. It’s helpful to ask your child what he or she learned from the experience. Ask your child if he or she had fun helping. Communication is key.

6. Start small. Recycling at home is a great way to incorporate community service into your daily or weekly routine. Show your child which items to recycle and teach them about how it helps the community.