Nina's 7th Birthday

I don’t have pictures yet but I just want to say we had a blast at Nina’s 7th birthday party yesterday held at the Northeast Greenhills Clubhouse. They had photo booth, kiddie salon, glitter tattoo, food carts and of course buffet meals. We were all so full after eating that we need to get the top rated diet pills to lose the unwanted pounds we had for that day. I was so proud of my kids who were not shy and joined in the fashion show even if we did not practice hehe. I was also proud of Paul who won in one of the games so as to get a prize for the kids :D We all went home tired but happy. Pictures to follow soon. :)

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50 Random Questions

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6AM
2. How do you like your steak? well done
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Iron Man 2
4. What is your favorite TV show? Glee, Chuck, Grey's Anatomy and Fringe
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Still here
6. What did you have for breakfast? Fried rice, ham and milo :D
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Italian
8. What foods do you dislike? Okra
9. Favorite place to eat? a lot
10. Favorite dressing? Thousand Island
11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? corolla
12. What are your favorite clothes? shorts and t-shirt
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? US and Europe
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Half full
15. Where would you want to retire? Here
16. Favorite time of day? Morning
17. Where were you born? Batangas
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Swimming, basketball, baseball
19. Who do you think will not tag you back? don't know
20. Person you expect to tag you back first? don't know :D
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? no one :D
22. Birdwatcher? nope
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? morning person
24. Do you have any pets? None yet
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? my son is going to school! :D
26. What did you want to be when you were little? lawyer
27. What is your best childhood memory? playing with my friends, and also going to batangas for vacation
28. Are you a cat or dog person? dog
29. Are you married? yes
30. Always wear your seat belt? all the time
31. Been in a car accident? nope
32. Any pet peeves? none
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? cheese, bacon and pineapple
34. Favorite Flower? rose
35. Favorite ice cream? coffee crumble
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? McDonald's
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? none
38. From whom did you get your last email? from mai
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? dept. store and supermarket
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? blogging
41. Like your job? uhhmm yeah
42. Broccoli? i had that during lunch :)
43. What was your favorite vacation? when i went to singapore 2003
44. Last person you went out to dinner with? hubby and high school friends
45. What are you listening to right now? office mates chatting
46. What is your favorite color? blue, green
47. How many tattoos do you have? none
48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? none
49. What time did you finish this quiz? 5:12pm
50. Coffee drinker? not much

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Before

Here’s how we looked 8 years ago. Sorry for the blurred picture. This was taken when we were having a clean up program in the office when Paul was still working there. I was just cleaning up my files here in my laptop when I saw this and I just can’t imagine how slim we were back then. We should really start taking slimming pills that work and hopefully go back to that figure again. :D

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Fitting

Last Saturday, I met my HS friends for my first fitting for their wedding. When I looked in the mirror, I wanted to cry because I really look so big! I should think on ways on how to lose weight fast since the wedding will be on July already and I haven’t shed a pound yet! I really should work doubly hard to at least lose some pounds! Good luck to me!

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Meme

When was the last time you laughed a lot?:
~ last Saturday with my HS friends
Do you like the movie Balto?:
~ can't comment. i haven't seen the movie
When was the last time you had a real smile on your face?:
~ today. plenty of good news plus my kids makes me smile all the time
Do you have any close friends of the opposite sex?:
~ yes
Your thoughts on mohawks?:
~ reminds me of puck :D
Do you have a crazy side?:
~of yes
Do you have unlimited texting?:
~ yes
What was the last thing someone borrowed from you?:
~ my sister borrowed my usb
What color is the closest doorknob?:
~ silver
Currently listening to anything?:
~ the sound of the aircon
Do you own anything embarrassing?:
~ yeah
Have you ever sat on a rooftop and just stared at the stars?:
~ yes
Have you been on the computer so long that your butt's numb?:
~ yes! a lot of times LOL!
Have you added any Apps on your Facebook? Which ones?:
~ yes but only a few
What was the last drink you had?:
~ orange juice
What's plugged into the nearest outlet?:
~this laptop :)

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Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is....

1. Online tasks
2. Online friends
3. Paypal conversion :D
4. Paul's eyes getting better
5. Hugs and kisses from the kids
6. Box from my parents
7. Good health for all of us
8. Free food hehehe!
9. Meet up with HS and College friends
10.Feedback from someone I've been waiting since last week ;)
To know how this started and credits of the header, click here

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Time To Buy

Our washing machine gave up on us a few weeks ago and wouldn't work anymore. The dryer still works though but the one doing the washing totally conked out. We think that one of the culprits is the typhoon ondoy that hit our country and our area was one of the most affected cities. Our furniture and other equipment including the washing machine were covered with water and mud for almost twenty four hours during that frightful night. Anyhow, my maids indirectly told me to buy a new washing machine so that it will be easier and faster for them when they do the laundry. Paul and I then went to the mall to canvass and check the features of the washing machines. We’re comparing those of the twin tubs versus the automatic ones to see which one will be appropriate for us. We haven’t arrived with a decision yet but as soon as we have one, I’m sure I’ll need a payday advance for payment to this machine. :)

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Free At Last

My friend called me this morning to tell me that finally she’s free from all debts on her credit cards. I remember when she was crying to me telling me that she had no discipline in using her cards and that now she’s in debt and doesn’t know what to do. I told her that for a start, she should stop using her credit cards and start paying them off. She did that and she also called her bank to have a credit card debt settlement and come up with a solution for her to be able to pay them and at the same time she won’t get bankrupt. Looks like it worked since she’s now debt free!
I remember I was once in the same situation as hers and thank God I was able to settle my bills. With the result of that, I decided I don’t want to use a card anymore but instead use a debit card whenever I buy items. :)

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Enrollment Time

I heard some people here in the office complaining that it is again time to enroll their children to school. Some of them resort to having payday advance since their salary can’t cover for the tuition of their children. Some have three or four children to enroll and they have to find ways to make sure that their kids will be able to go to school.
We’re thankful that we were able to enroll Lance already and is just waiting for a call from their school on what time will their orientation be. When I enrolled Lance three weeks ago, I was told that our schedule for orientation will be on June 5 and we will just wait for their call for the exact time. I’m glad almost everything is included in their tuition such as books, field trips, art materials, uniform, etc. I just need to Lance a pair of shoes and a trustworthy school service and we’re all set. I now have a pre-schooler!

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How Your Favorite Outfit Tells What Kind of Girl You Are

What Your Blue Outfit Means

You're a classic girl with an impeccable sense of style.

Down to earth you project a loyal and honest persona.

You are sweetly feminine - a strong, tough guy can't resist you.

Designer match: Prada

Signature accessory: Fur lined leather gloves

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Paul the Pirate

Paul is on leave today due to the stye in his left eye. He was complaining about it last week and even took a leave last Friday to visit an ophthalmologist. He was given an eye drop and was asked to comeback today. This afternoon he went back to the doctor to have his eye checked. The doctor said he needs to remove the pus and scrape it to make sure that he was able to remove the bacteria. When he was done, he texted me and asked if I can pick him up at the hospital and so I went. I was expecting I’ll see him with an eye patch because he won’t be asking me to go there if he can go home by himself. I’m sure he’s uncomfortable without his glasses and just wants to make sure he’ll be fine. He said naman that the doctor told him he can remove the eye patch tomorrow and just clean it with mineral water. He was also given a prescription in case there’s pain. And so here he is now:

Lance was surprised when he saw his dad but he was ok with it. Hannah on the other hand doesn’t want to go near him. She only hugs and kisses her dad if I go with her. Hehe! I hope by tomorrow, Paul’s eyes will be better na :)

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Under the Covers Meme

I got this from Mich.


1. Name 2 things you have done under the covers in the last week.
Sleep and Play with the kids.

2. Do you know what a woobie is? Do you have a special one?
Yup I know what a woobie is but I don't remember having one when I was a kid

3. What prompts you to pull the covers over your head and hide from the world?
When I feel cold

4. Firm or soft?
Soft!

5. Silk or flannel?
Silk

6. Lights on or off?
Off

7. Fan or no air?
Fan

8. Completely dark or nite light?
Nite light :)

9. Windows open or shut
Shut if the aircon is turned on

10. Sweet dreams or nightmares?
Definitely sweet dreams

11. PJ's or……
Shorts and Shirt

12. Set bedtime?
11PM

13. What do sheep count when they can't sleep?
Didn't know they can count :)

14. What does your alarm clock sound like?
I don't have an alarm clock

15. White noise or music
Music

16. TV or IPod?
IPod

17. Can you recall a pleasant dream you'd like to share?
I was somewhere having a vacation.

18. Under the covers or outside the covers
Under the covers

19. Insomniac or sleep angel?
Sleep Angel

20. What is your favorite sleep aid for those tossin' and turnin' nights?
Drink water :D

21. Morning person or night person
Morning person

22. Bedtime snack?
Chocolates! Or sometimes cookies and juice

23. Hot or cold room
Cold

24. Bedtime ritual?
None

25. Twin, Queen, King, Bunk or Futon
Queen

26. Socks or naked feet
Naked feet

7. Bedroom door locked or unlocked?
Unlocked

28. Tent or hotel room
Both :D

29. If you could be bored to sleep, what would bore you?
Counting from 1 to 1,000 (same here)

30. Prayers or mantra?
Definitely prayers

31. What was the worst nightmare you ever had?
I don't remember

32. Please share any ideas on how to stop a person from snoring.
Nudge him so that he'll change his position and hopefully will stop

33. If one purely pleasant thought could ensure fast and sound deep sleep for you every night, what would your one thought be?
Me and my family going on vacation

34. How many hours do you normally sleep?
6 to 8 hours

35. Thunderstorms or quiet starry night?
Quiet Starry Night

36. Warm bath or hot shower?
Warm bath

37. What is the craziest thing that ever happened in your bed?
Oh a lot! :D

38. Name a song you could fall asleep to.
Any song, I fall asleep fast :D

39. Who last told you a bedtime story?
Lance

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Are You Like Your Mom?



You Are Totally Like Your Mom



You and your mom are practically clones.

You think alike, and you even seem to read each other's minds.

And while you get along well now, you probably fought when you were a teenager.

You're definitely you're mother's child... and that's just fine with you.


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Missing the Gym

Yup I stopped going to the gym again. It’s been more than a month since I last went there. I don’t know why, I just feel tired every end of the day that I don’t have energy to go to the gym anymore, though I know deep inside I miss it. I often think how I will lose weight if I don’t eat well and no proper exercise. Maybe I should just buy a fitness equipment so that at least I can do my exercise at home. Plus, I won’t be the only one who’s going to use it so it’s gonna be a win-win situation. I should probably start checking on those equipments soon.

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Laptops, Monitors, Etc

Our office is trying to save on cost and some employees suggested that the monitors be changed from CRT to LCD. Some were issued LCD monitors already while others are still using CRT. My monitor used to be CRT too before I was issued a laptop. When my boss told me, she’ll issue me a laptop, I secretly hoped that they’ll be issuing a netbook since I found pretty nice netbooks on the web and are cheaper too. But don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying the laptop issued to me for it is light and also smaller compared to the regular size and at the same time I get to use it at home for personal stuff. :)

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Visit by DOE

Our office will be visited today by people from the Department of Energy. This is part of their accreditation process for we applied as supplier of locally-produced renewable energy equipment and components. In line with that, yesterday afternoon was spent cleaning up the office and all the office furniture and making sure that all equipment are working. We hope that we will be accredited for this is our first time to serve the government.

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Excited!

I’ll be seeing my college friends on Friday and I really am looking forward to it. It’s because almost everyone in the group will be present. We have a friend whom we haven’t seen since graduation because she worked out of the country and now she’s here so she’ll join us. There’s also another friend whom I think the last time we saw her was 5 years ago during her wedding. I chat to her often but as mentioned, it’s been 5 years since we last met. We booked a condotel in Makati so that we’ll have the whole night to catch up with what’s going on in our lives and just bond. I hope it’s Friday already! J

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Have You Ever?

Snagged this from Van. Thanks sis!
.Have you ever been on TV?
Nope. although i know that's one of my wishes when I was in grade school
..Have you ever sung in public?
Yes. High School and College, but I don't really know how to sing. :D
...Have you ever dyed your hair blond?
Nope. I have a dark complexion and I don't think going blond will suit me
....Have you ever eaten frogs’ legs?
Nope...
.....Have you ever received a present that you really hated?
No..For me all presents are wonderful. Sometimes you may find it not useful so give it to someone who'll cherish it :)
......Have you ever walked into a lamp post?
Yes hehe! I was walking and not looking to where I am going because I saw a post about a sale :D
.......Have you ever cooked a meal by yourself for more than 15 people?
NO! I can't even cook for myself, much less for 15 people!? (same goes for me)
........Have you ever fallen or stumbled in front of others?
Yes, a lot of times.
.........Have you ever done volunteer work?
Yes, grade school, high school, college and even after school :)

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The Coffee Oracle

You Are a Zippy Iced Coffee
You are energetic, modern, and a total risk taker.
You treat coffee as a quick way to get caffeine, and you're not about to slow down for a warm cup of it.

Of all the coffee drinkers, you are the most experimental. You have no problem trying out a new coffee shop or flavor.
You love caffeine, but you don't need it. You have enough get up and go on your own.

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Remembering My College Days

I remember when I was still studying in college. I took up engineering which means almost all of my subjects are heavy on math. I have math homework almost everyday or if not, I have plenty of solving problems during classes. Some of my classmates even seek free math tutoring for they can’t handle it anymore. Maybe they feel as if their brain is going to blow up! I felt that way too before because of too much studying and whenever I feel that I’m giving up, I rest, relax and eat. After a few I hours, I’m back to myself solving math problems. During 2nd year I thought I would be getting Calculus help because I thought it was so complicated and heavy. Thank God I manage to pass the subject. My friends got help in Calculus and because of that they were able to pass the subject. I’m really thankful that there are sites like this to help students understand the subject more and at the same time won’t have to worry on payment because its free!

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How to Choose the Best Shower Tray?

Are you thinking it's about time to remodel your bathroom and make it more user friendly, add a little more style, or just plain update it? If so, if you are looking to replace your shower, you will need to install a new shower tray as well. A shower tray is the part of the shower that is on the floor and provides the base of the enclosure.

Years ago people weren't given much of a choice when it came to deciding to purchase a shower tray for a bathroom remodel or new build. However, nowadays, there is a wide range of different styles, shapes, and materials available when looking for a shower tray. It makes it possible to personalize your bathroom even more. Though having many choices is a good thing to have, it can also make the decision process a little more difficult. So, how do you chose which shower tray will be the best one for you and your bathroom?

Cost is usually one of the greatest factors people consider in determining what shower tray they will buy. We all know how important it is to stay within a budget during a bathroom remodel, but you also need to take into consideration other factors too. The durability of a shower tray should be considered and you'll want to choose one that is well made and is going to last. You will want your shower tray to not only be tough and strong, but also light and easy to install.

Also, the design and shape of your shower will have a bearing on what choice of shower tray you need to get. Shower trays come in many different shapes and sizes, the most common ones being rectangle, circle, pentangle (corner type), and quadrant and you will have to do your homework to know what kind you will need to purchase for your bathroom.

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Erectile Dysfunction

Though it seems like a modern problem for men, erectile dysfunction is not a problem of our age. As old as the supposed "longest profession on Earth" has been in business, so has the problem of erectile dysfunction. Companies have only just recently began to address this issue that has been stressing men out for centuries. In the last decade, it has become a possibility for older men to enjoy themselves as much as younger men. The drugs that are available on the market have many pros, such as increased confidence and self-esteem, in addition to the more obvious function.

Men need to buy Cialis if they are having problems with their regular functions more frequently than once a month, on average. It's a good idea for a man and his partner to keep track of his erectile dysfunctions, in order to relay that information to a medical professional at a later date. If you don't keep track of those issues as they arise, you may forget them and not have solid information to give to your health care provider.

Buy Cialis if you want to boost your self-esteem after months or years of difficulties, but not for recreational use. A lot of younger men have bought drugs illegally, and had serious medical issues as a result of misuse. Make sure that you only use the amount that is prescribed to you and that you never use it more often than it is recommended. Erectile dysfunction is an issue that has plagued men for centuries, yes, but it is a problem that now has an answer. The only catch is that users of these new medications need to use them only as needed and recommended. If you want to free yourself from nervousness and stress, then consider this prescription for yourself.

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WSOP Player Spotlight: Barry Greenstein

Barry Greenstein is renowned as one of the most humble, noble, and charitable figures in modern poker. Even when losing (including to unlikely hands), Greenstein remains courteous. Beyond that, he goes out of his way to make a difference among those in the field of poker and elsewhere. He has been dubbed "the Robin Hood of poker," due to the fact that he gives away all of his tournament winnings to charity.

How can he do this? The answer is quite simple. Greenstein is one of the world's most impressive ring game players, and has made his living, and far more than that, in table winnings alone. It has been stated that no one has won more at the tables in the last decade than he has. He then turned around and wisely invested this money in real estate. He has enough financial security that he's comfortable donating all of his winnings to charity.

His placement in the WSOP is very notable. With 44 money finishes and three bracelets, Greenstein undoubtedly ranks among the best. With fantastic placement in other tours like the World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour, the amount that Greenstein has donated to charity over the years is truly immense. One unique tournament that he won was a father son tournament, where his son Joe Sebok (also a professional poker player) paired with him for a strong money finish.

Greenstein plays many games, both at the tables for profit and at tournaments for charities, and has been featured on various poker shows and invited to most major invitationals. In one of the High Stakes Poker episodes, Greenstein took a dare to say the phrase "LOL donkaments," which garnered an extra $55,000 for charity. Clearly, this is a player who is willing to make sacrifices for certain causes and charities!

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Things to do after a car accident

There is an order in which things are supposed to be done after any car accident - call the ambulance, call the police, and call your car insurance provider. Assuming that the first two have been done, it is very important you don't wait for them to arrive before you call your insurance provider. Call them immediately, and good insurance providers will make it a point to get as many details as possible about the accident as soon as possible.

The basic fact about car insurance is this: any good car insurance provider will pay in case of a legitimate accident and related injury. But because of the large number of fraudulent claims that they receive, providers will take a critical stance until they are sure you are the victim of an accident, or have been involved in one. Once they are assured of that, the matter is off your hand and in the hands of your car insurance provider and that of the provider of the driver of the other vehicle, if another vehicle was involved.

There are two things you have to prove. One is that you were involved in a legitimate accident; you are not staging one simply to get money from your provider. Two, you have to prove that the other driver was the guilty party in the accident. To make them believe that you were legitimately involved in an accident, try and get phone numbers of eye witnesses and establish too that the other driver is not related to you. To make them believe you were not the guilty party, make a note of the police officers' names on the scene, the number of passengers in the other car, and any eye witness report that was available. Most important, jot down the sequence of events that led to the accident; this will come in handy in case of lawsuits.

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