Friday, April 29, 2011

Mommy Moments: Black and White

I got few pictures of my two daughters in black in white since they changed their preference from pinky colors of barbie stuff. In my old archive, I've noticed that black dominates the color now.

They still look great in black and white. The feel like little adults and pink is not a favorite anymore.

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He Needs to Work Out

This is an old picture of my nephew taken last year during our family getaway in Laiya. He's quite shy and not a good mixer with other boys. He is active in a dance group lately but he is still an introvert type, alone with his own thoughts. Joining a group somehow developed his personality but I remind him to give priority to his studies. In our last family reunion, he was with other group and he seemed focused only with his own team. He is still young but already conscious about his looks. Well, dancing maybe honed his muscles but he still needs pre workout supplements and other vitamins to keep him going. Dancing gave him a chance to show his talent but not a sufficient reason for giving up his school. I believe he is intelligent receiving awards in grade school years. I hope he allows more time to focus on his studies and dancing as only a hobby and not as a career someday.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Goodbye Friendster

There's a time for Hello and time for Goodbye. Once famous, now neglected and forgotten. I myself speak as I already forgot my password and had to email them for my PW. Last night, I heard it over the news on TV about Friendster bidding goodbye; and that it will last only until the end of May; that I have to transfer my photos and important files in my account. I actually received an email from them a week ago but did not pay attention in it. I have been inactive in this site since Facebook came my way. FS is planning to turn their old social networking site to entertainment site. That's good. You got to move on.

My Daughter's Eyeglasses

Have you seen the latest photo of my older daughter wearing over sized eyeglasses? I don't know about the teenage trend but she kept on telling me that wearing such makes her feel good and trendy. About a month ago, we visited the optical clinic for her eye check up. She wears reading glasses with 325/200 vision and it gets higher every year. At least twice a year, we visit optical clinic to correct her eye vision. My younger daughter wears eye glasses too. At times, my older daughter looks funny with her over sized glasses but I can do nothing but agree with what she calls "trendy and geeky look." Oh well, maybe we have generation gap and I can't understand how she interprets trendy and geeky. We have different views in choosing eye glasses. But whatever it is, I hope her vision gets better and healthier in the future. If we cannot prevent it, at least she wears the proper eye glasses and observes healthy practice to avoid eye problem.

Nostalgia 50: Three Years Ago

Can you imagine these photos were taken only three years ago? and I can't believe how time flies. See how these little girls have grown in just three years.
And they were so eager and excited riding in a rides. And now, I wonder if they want to try this. Just last week, we passed by here and I asked them if they still want to take a ride here again and they immediately replied back, "No!"
I was supposed to post another photo, wackier and crazier photos of them but they begged not to post any.

And this is the photo of my older daughter now. I was looking for the latest picture of them together but I can't find one.

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Companies Advocating Healthier Lifestyles

I read a post recently about Infinity Dish in which they are requiring their employees to not only exercise but participate in corporate events that promotes well being. These events range from fun runs to riding public transportation as incentives. They are not only a great idea for health purposes, but according to the article they help enhance team spirit within the company.

There are a lot of people out there who despise their jobs. They often tell me, I can’t stand that co-worker or my boss is on my case again. I think that what a lot of companies are doing now with these “health & wellness” programs really make a difference in the creating a good atmosphere to work in. Through sponsored events co-workers are forced, so to speak, to work in teams and in tandem towards a specific goal. This partnership can bridge any gap or disagreements co-workers may have with one another.

I think that because a lot of people are looking for jobs out there, this type of program is one to keep an eye on if you are looking for a position. Most times, a health & wellness program is a great indicator to how a company is doing overall, especially if you plan to stay there for the long haul. For more information on this company check out the official Infinity Dish Twitter account.

Monique Rowe is a guest writer for Infinity Dish.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nostalgia 49: Reminds Me of My Salad Days

Everytime we go to our home province, most people ask me that my younger daughter looks like me when I was her age. I agree! I am her mother and who do you think she would inherit her looks other than me. I saw this picture of my older daughter with her cousin and thought of sharing in my Nostalgia. She hardly poses for a camera. Only when she's in best outfit would she allow me to press the shutter click. Time flies! This picture was taken two years ago and she has now grown into a fine young lady.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Easy Tax Filing

Tax filing is such a hassle job for me and I guess this can be very stressful also for some people who are not aware about the proper procedures of filing. There are certain steps in filing a tax. For those who are not knowledgeable about it can ask help which is available online. Tax filing can be the easiest thing to do today. You can get their services and get the full refund of returns. It is guaranteed safe and you can even avail assistance for free. There is free tax filing ready to assist you with accurate filing in a secured process. For other people who are late in filing and looking for file tax extension, then this will help them get through the tax dilemma. It is not as costly as you might think considering you'll get the safest and guaranteed process online.

Basically, you need to provide the correct data and information for smooth and clear transaction. You sure would love to hear more of this preparation which is also free of tax. Not everything is free and this is something you would want to avail. Look how far technology has gone today. Who would have thought that filing a tax could be this easy? You wouldn't believe it but tax filing is available online. Honestly, I had a hard time filing my tax then, that I had to hire somebody who is into this field. Now I can sleep and relax and let the efiling do the job for me. How was that? Cool, right?

My Niece

I've been mentioning about her in my old posts but I haven't featured her yet in this site. She is my niece who co-lives with us since their house is quite far from the university. She has her own fan page in Facebook where all her fans are her family, us. Lol. She's quite shy but always ready to take her signature pose. I took this shot during our weekend in Batangas.

Digital Scrapbooking

Blogger friend Jes, as I have always mentioned in my previous post, loves digi scrapping. She has plenty of photo books and photo albums in her collections. I wonder how much time she exerted in doing such artistic creations. I just viewed her right sidebar in her website and I was totally amazed in all her collections of family memories. She designs her own layout with her heart and that resulted to a wonderful work of arts. I don't think she needs to be in the mood in doing such to have a perfect layout because art is already in her system. She's an excellent artist when it comes to this field. Oh well, that's how I rate her. Wink. She ordered plenty of photo books online of different sizes like 12 x 12, 8 x 8, 7 x 5 and 4 x 4. Cool! I wanna try digi scrapping too, but before that, I need to organize hard copy of my albums filed in a messy shelf in our house.

Mellow Yellow Monday: Summer Color

Our official color of summer, Yellow!

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Vacation to Remember

I've been wanting for a perfect summer vacation this year. I don't have any plan yet but definitely we'll be going out somewhere else away from the city in a place where we can stay for a week or at least three days with nothing to think about but to refresh our minds and rejuvenate our bodies. It is not necessary a luxury vacation just as long as we can relax, it can be in a beach, a resort or even a camp.

This time of the year, people are looking for a vacation that will offer them a great deal. Are you looking for a vacation that is great for family too? Why don't you surprise them for a grand but affordable vacation. Settle for something your family want, a vacation that they will truly love. Grand Cayman vacation offers different adventures like swimming with dolphins or snorkel. They have quite a number of villas and condos of your choice. They will assist you on what type of adventure and vacation that you want and that includes taxi service, restaurant and other services. Plan your vacation right now and give your family a vacation that will last a lifetime in their memories.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mommy Moments: Rainbow

Sharing few words for Mommy Moments for theme Rainbow photos. Let my pictures speak for for the post..
stuff toys of different colors

dogs of rainbow colors

colorful project.
and colors..

Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow"
Douglas Pagels

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Valentine's Tag

Beautiful Rose of Obstacles and Glories tagged me this super cute valentine's tag. Thanks so much, so sweet of you for tagging me. I really appreciate it.

Here are some simple mechanics:
1. Post this tag in your blog (multiple blogs allowed) with these mechanics.
2. Don’t forget to use the widget above linking to the site
3. Post a photo of anything that has the color red.
4. Include also a saying or quote related to LOVE or the LOVE MONTH.
5. Tag as many as you can and instruct them to get back to Arlene's site to leave their url if they have joined.

These candles were given to me last year. I kept these candles and love the changing color when lighted. I feel the serenity of the place with only these candles around in the darkest night.

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. ~Victor Hugo

Now, I am tagging the following: Seiko, Liz, Shydub, Reena, Grace, Ruby, Kikamz, Eds, Kaye, Rossel, Paula, Cacai .

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Classic Look

If there is one part of the house that I want best, it would be the kitchen. Kitchen is the heart of the home for me. I am a certified foodie and kitchen is on top of my list should I decide to have a little renovation of the house. I love cooking and thought about baking too but I don't have cooking and other baking equipments. Finding a store for all your kitchen needs is easier if you only discover a site that answers everything, even for your kitchen cabinet store. Personally, I prefer a deep cherry color for cabinets. It just looks so appealing to me. I think it looks very ancient but the modern side is still there. I don't put decorations in the kitchen or in any other parts of the house. I want to keep the house simple yet elegant. Are you dreaming of classic yet kitchen with modern facilities too? How about cabinets? Look no further, head on to the link above and discover more of the cabinets available online now.

Dental Check Up

Last week, I noticed that my daughter's teeth were starting to form unaligned. New set of permanent teeth are about to come out so I set an appointment with the dentist and visited the clinic that day. The dentist advised us for a panoramic x-ray to know the root and the position of canine tooth and other permanent teeth which are about to come out. I asked the dentist if I can take a picture for her very first teeth filling, and she said yes, so I did. I am glad that my daughter developed no fear on seeing a dentist. I never had a hard time convincing her to visit the clinic for dental check up.

Friday, April 15, 2011

A Bad Credit

I always wanted to have a credit card of my own and almost tempted to apply for one. I love seeing my friends enjoying their credit cards when shopping. If you are a credit card holder, it is just right to purchase within the limit. When at the mall, sometimes you just go on shopping till you drop even if you intend only for one particular item. Before you knew it, you already buried yourself into debt. Over spending only comes to your senses when the bill arrives and the amount surprised you as if you don't know about the purchase.

Are you one of those who never think before making a purchase? an impulse buyer? Then debt help could be the answer to it all when you don't know what to do with your bad credit. We all love shopping but when the bill comes with bigger amount than what we've ever imagined, it always becomes a burden to us. Honestly, I can't sleep well even with unpaid utility bills so credit card is definitely a no no for me. I stay away from all those things that I consider a bad credit.

Mommy Moments: Birthday Photo

Here are the latest photos of my kids in their birthdays. Younger daughter celebrated her 1oth birthday last November and my older daughter on her 12th last May.

in her 10th birthday, a mars mallow birthday party

she will turn thirteen this May, officially a teenage girl.

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Women's Issues and More

There are many issues about women that I read online today. One of these is about pregnancy. An expectant mother usually gets advice from her family about do's and dont's during the entire pregnancy. But even before pregnancy, a woman must be very careful and must consult the doctor at once, as soon as she found that she's pregnant. A pregnant woman must not take any medicine without the advice of the doctor. Following strict diet is needed for healthy pregnancy to sustain the vital nutrients that are needed by the body. Pregnant women experience hormonal imbalance and other medical condition too. There are quite a lot of cases with regard to birth defects because they are unaware about medications. For other cases about birth defects and complications, they seek the advice like that of depakote lawsuit. It is therefore a must that the community and medical team should gather all the data about the case.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nostalgia 48: Our Home Province

I may not be able to visit your site this weekend. We'll be going to our home province later. Yay! We have packed everything for the weekend and my kids are excited again in going home. I'm looking forward for more hammock days away from internet. I saw this picture a while ago while looking for my Nostalgia entry. I miss hammock days! I would want to stay there for at least a month or two but I can't stay there for long even if I want to. I'll try to blog and visit you once I get a strong connection.

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Personalized Gifts

I'm glad I belong to a group online where mommies and wives share ideas or sometimes about rants on our personal experiences online. It is a closed group anyway where only members have the access to the page. We had our first meet up last week attended by more that twenty five bloggers. Each bloggers came with their unique tokens and exchanged their gifts during the meet up. I was such an idea less person and thought about the simplest token to give during the event. Or should I say, I ran out of time and it was too late for me to decide to purchase online since shipment will take ten days or more to arrive so I have decided to have mine purchased in the store nearby. If I have checked the Corporate Gift Ideas earlier, I could have my tokens personalized. I was looking for a wonderful gift but time did not permit so I just went to a shop and had the name of the group embroidered in it. Anyways, it is always the thought that counts, right?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Athena Beautrition

"No other milk understands women better." There are a lot of different brands of milk on the market and you must discover the benefits of Athena Milk and know more what's behind the quote.

As a woman, I need supplements to keep me going. I sometimes can't stand to my workload anymore. Maybe I was lacking of calcium which is necessary for optimum bone health. I tried different brands of milk and thought every brand has the same content. I always consider nutrition facts and read every nutrients labeled for every pack of milk that I consumed.

Last week, I started drinking Athena Milk Chocolate Flavor Powdered Milk and it's good to my taste. It has High Calcium, Low Fat and great source of Anti-oxidants such as Vitamins A, E and Zinc. I really need this milk to keep myself on the go everyday. Being a mom of two girls with no house helper around, I need to keep myself fit and attractive too. Yes, attractive and you read it right! I know I can achieve this with Athena, the only Milk that understands women better.

Please visit Athena Milk website to get more tips to keep your body in great shape at Athena Beautrition or via Facebook account Athena Facebook Page.

Packing for the Weekend

I got on invitation for a birthday party this weekend. And since we will be gone for the whole weekend, I'll be sending my friend the gift ahead of time with a note that I can't make it and just wish her all the happiness on her birthday! This week, we're also planning to go on a beach but I am not sure yet about the plan. Even without asking other members of the family, I'm quite sure, it will be in a private resort nearest to the place. I'll bring our thermo bag just in case I need to prepare something like salad or if we pack our cold drinks for the beach. I sent the link to my sister just in case she wants to check wine merchants too. I'm starting to pack our things now and we'll go out later to buy other stuff needed for the beach.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mommy Moments: Summer Plans

Unlike summer last year, by his time of the month, we already have our concrete plan on how to spend our summer. Summer this year seems to be the coolest. It's like, since the first day of summer, December month. We do not use or turn on our air conditioner at night and even use blankets to keep us warm at dawn time. I wonder how long will it last as we're enjoying the season anyway. We have no plan yet on how or where to spend our summer vacation. We're planning to go out in a beach or private pool one weekend and have bonding time with their cousins. Right now we're enjoying our lazy days in the house, watching TV, eating and going out in the mall sometimes.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nostalgia: A Token

I appreciate every little thing or token from a friend. A blogger friend Mommy Rossel of Topics on Earth gave me a weekly calendar the last time I met her in an event. She missed our PMC meet up last Sunday, but I do hope she'll be able to make it the second time around.

I like the design and the planner but one thing that I most love is the thought of remembering me. Thank you Ross for this. I do hope you're fine now and hope to see back online and blogging.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Model Unit

I fell in love with a condo unit during site viewing long ago. I knew I'm in love because I can't get over with it and it keeps haunting my mind that someday I can afford to invest in real state too. I may sound too ambitious here but before you disagree with me, you should see the model unit first. I bet you'll fall the same way too. It is simple yet elegant and space won't be a problem at all even if the floor area is quite small. It is provided with modern set of furniture, vanity cabinets and other appliances. Each room has its own TV but it didn't eat much space even if the television stands are quite big.

I am posting a photo here because I believe in positive vibes and I'll keep believing that I will have this unit if not now and not the same unit, maybe in the future. There's still hope for everyone right? I just bought a lotto ticket this afternoon. Who knows I'll win in the next draw.

Watery Wednesday: Shangrila

After our dinner at the plaza, I chanced to see this fountain inside the mall. I think I have already posted different fountains inside the mall and thought this one is wonderful to add in my Watery Wednesday.

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Rehabilitation Therapy

Some of my classmates in college are now living abroad. I got to talk to one of them who used to be my buddy since high school via internet. I am happy to see her living a happy life with her family. I cannot name here for some reasons. The last time that I saw her, and that was during our college days, she seemed lost in the world. She went to the process of rehabilitation to help her cope up with her life. If not, she could have been somewhere else or worst, she could have ended her life her way.

There are lot of ways and agencies to help your loved ones get through with the process. Medical centers, california rehabs and other institutions provide this kind of treatment. I should know. My brother went through this process. If not for the love, the rehab and sound help for recovery, he could be a burden till now, not only to the government but to the whole community as as well.

Moments with PMC!

I am glad that I belong to Pinay Mommies Community (PMC). While I'm blogging, I always skip from time to time to talk with other mommies online at PMC. It is a breather for me. It felt good to be with other moms sharing the same thoughts and ideas. Moms are very nurturing by nature and I can relate with their sentiments be it money or heart that matters. Last April 3, 2010, PMC members took a break from online world and finally met each other held at Kamayan. It was fun, full of laughters and sharing. More or less thirty of us came together and met our PMC founder Mommy Rubz. I had a blast that day! I can only share few words here. Let my photos speak for this post.

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