Sunday, November 30, 2008

Missed Black Friday?

I was busy looking for life insurance rates online, when I remembered that there's another sale coming up , and that's Cyber Monday - the monday immediately following Black Friday. I shopped a few items last Friday for hubby and myself , and would you believe , nothing for the kids ?! LOL! I should congratulate myself for not spending too much. But let's see if I can grab a few toys from All Aboard , they have great discount offers today.

Randomness - 'tis the season

1. whats your favorite holiday? - Christmas

2. do the holidays depress you or make you happy? - definitely happy. But it would be happier if I am with my mom , dad and sister.

3. whats the most annoying thing about this time of year? - Hmm heavy traffic ? People are everywhere.

4. whats your fave holiday food? - Our native rice cake called Bibingka ! Yum yum.. I wonder if there'sa store that delivers at night since I am fond of food deliveries lately.

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Games and More

Who said that only the kids can play with online game? Did you know that I still play games downloaded from the internet whenever I feel tired or bored? It gives me this excitement every time I play , so I feel more relaxed after. Last night, I checked some of my files and for some unknown reasons, a few gaming files were deleted. So I searched online for some new games that I can download. I am only into Casual Games Downloads , and im lucky enough to see a list of really interesting games. I downloaded most of the items found in the Top 10 list, since those are the ones recommended by most users. My favorite game so far is Diner Dash , and they have a new line of games that Im so excited to try. aside from the casual games, they also have some arcade games that I downloaded because my husband is into that kind of gaming.

Now I really am excited to try these games, and I even had a backup file just in case something might get deleted again. How about you,, what makes you feel relaxed at home after a tring game? If you are also into computer games, see some downloadable games at , you will surely find new and exciting games not just for you but for the kids as well. Oh and they have Mac games too for Mac users. Have fun playing !

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Meet his friends

Dancing Pablo and Hokey Pokey Elmo

He gamely posed and asked me to get the camera. Finally, he's smiling.

I cant wait for his Tickle Me Elmo and Ernie , it will arrive anytime starting next week. Yes, another box for the kids again :) Aside from toys, it has some clothes and shoes that I got on sale, of course. It also has my make up set from Clinique and MAC. I even bought acne skin treatments for my cousin because it's a bit expensive here at the mall. I should really stop shopping, they have a lot already. Sale wont stop, so i better learn how to stop myself.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pearly Whites

A smile can always lighten up a gloomy day. But how can you smile if you don't have the best pearls to show? Worry no more since Cosmetic Dentistry is offered in the market already. Whatever teeth problem you may have, there's a certain solution to that and you will find more about it of you visit your dentist. Irvine teeth whitening is one of the well - known procedures now that instantly gives you pearly whites. Aside from that, they also offer braces, crowns, dental implants and a lot more. A group of trusted and well-experienced dentists are willing to help you out in any teeth problem you may have. You can even go to the website of Irvine Cosmetic Dentistry and ask for a help online, a dentist will answer your query thru email.

3 more

.. and I'm off to bed .

A number of assignments poured in last Friday night , so here I am, finishing everything in 48 hours while taking care of my 2 kids. I am thinking of rejecting the tasks already coz I would rather sleep this weekend, but I need extra money, you know! So I have no choice but to finish everything in the next 30 minutes. Wish me luck.

Saturday 9 - Dreaming of you

Saturday 9: Dreaming of You

1. What did you dream about last night? - nothing. I only had a few hours of sleep, no time for a dream to take place :)

2. Do you often have nightmares? - nope.

3. Do you have any special talents? - yes, but not really a major one

4. Who is the most talented person that you know? - cant think of anyone now

5. What did you watch on TV last? - Banana Split at the local channel

6. Is there a new TV show that you would recommend? - Pinoy Fear Factor

7. Who was the last person you phoned and why? - Gelo. I reminded him to get cotton pads at the mall

8. Who was the last person who phoned you and why? - Gelo, telling me that he's on his way home

9. What was the last snail mail letter that you received? - Cellphone bill :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hello Denver

My cousin in law recently went to the United States of America to work as a nurse. He is currently based at Denver , Colorado and works at one of the top hospitals in the city. When he arrived there, he sent us emails saying how he love the weather and the place itself. He had a few days to spend at the city before working so he made sure he was able to look around the place and rest too. He tried a few Denver Restaurants already that he saw from a magazine and he was never disappointed with the food. This week he started working already , so he still needs to wait for his day off to visit some malls for a little shopping.

A little shopping

.. this time, its from my sister ,Ricca. She availed of the online sale that ended this week. Thanks Ninang Ricca.

I chose the Big Pony style and something that is not too plain colored. I also asked her to buy the same old style of Joaqui's favorite shoes ( just in different color) . We bought something for the little girl too. I wanted to buy one polo shirt for me too, but they have bigger sizes left. I am back to a smaller size already, and thank God I wont be needing Leptovox anymore. Maybe next time there's a sale again , I can grab something for myself.

Friday Five - feelings

catch it here.
  1. What made you happy this week? - Gelo's gift for me this Christmas
  2. What made you sad? - not really sad, just a bit low.
  3. What made you angry? - our helper , as usual
  4. What are you looking forward to in the next week? - Dominique will turn a month on the 27th
  5. What are you not looking forward to? - hmmm , certain email replies

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holiday Collection

Wow! The popular online eyeglasses shop did it again, this time with their newest and still very affordable eyeglasses. Presenting the Holiday Glass Frames From Zenni Optical at prices that the customers love. I frequently visit their site because Im looking for gifts for my mom and dad. I love their designs and its so customizable, like the colors of the frame, the tint and even the reflection coating. So if you are looking for the perfect, very usuful gifts for Christmas, take a look at their products, oh and of course they still have the $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses . Enjoy shopping!

Yeah !

Saw this from Kelly ( who saw it from Vannie ) :)

You Are Most Like Scarlett Johansson

“One of the best things for a woman to hear is that she is sexy.”

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Silver Works

Am I the only one here who haven't started yet with Christmas shopping? Before I even gave birth last October, I already made a gifts list for my godchildren, relatives , and friends. However, I got really lazy to visit the mall, so I ended up accomplishing nothing from my list. Time is running fast, and I realized , I should start buying now, because I can't finish everything with just one hop to the mall. I am starting off with my sisters, and im thinking of giving them Sterling Silver Jewellery . Getting them online would be the best option for me since I dont have all the time in the world. Choosing , ordering and delivering the item right at their doorstep would be very convenient for me.

My sisters are known for being into fashion , and their standards of quality is a bit high. It doesn't need to be expensive at all, they just want to get value for their money. Choosing a silver jewelry for them is not that easy. I first thought of giving them necklaces, but I've decided to give them Sterling Silver Bracelets . They are more into bracelets, and they love the one with charms. I landed at while looking for fab finds, and im not disappointed with their collection. Items are 92.5 silver , og highest quality , and with exquisite designs. With the price that they provide,i might even get Silver Bangles for myself. These silver jewelries can spice up any outfit, even just the everyday top and jeans, you can still look good and chic with the right accessories. I can't finalize my orders yet, the items are so unique and beautiful, I can't decide which one to get. I would also request for a special packaging since this would be my gift for my sisters. How I love to shop online, everything is so easy.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy saturday

Im productive today.

* I met Kathy at MOA to deliver her goods. One happy mommy with all her loots:) Enjoy it girl!

* Me and my boys dropped by Bela's 3rd Birthday ( read: Eat and run) LOL! Okay, We arrived just in time , but Joaqui wants to go to Timezone with his dad so they left me with the MBAP's. Happy me. Chikahan to the max as usual with Jody, Joy, Jacqui , Mich and Apple . We have to leave after eating , since I just left Dominique with my sister, and we still need to visit the church and inquire about their baptismal. We also checked at some restaurants at MOA for baptismal reception.

* I also delivered the items of Joy :)

* We arrived home at 6pm after accomplishing a lot for that day. I so missed Dominique. I nursed her immediately after changing my clothes. And off she went to a deep sleep:)

* Now, I am working with a lot of tasks expiring in 30 hours while munching my all time favorite Cheeseburger Meal of Mcdo!

How's your saturday?

Shower Chairs

Two months ago, my husband and I made a trip to a medical supplies store to get a digital ear thermometer for my son. I made the most out of my time there, I looked around thinking of what else I can buy. So i got myself a first aid kit , breastfeeding pillow , carpal tunnel computer glove and some pediatric supplies. I even saw a shower chair in pink, and I showed this to my husband , since we want to get one for my mother in law who was then recovering from a heart operation. A shower chair will surely give her comfort and ease of movement during her shower. But I decided not to buy then since I wanted to see if its available online. And luckily I saw one on sale , plus the item ships for free. Such a steal!

Yum yum!

You Are a Fortune Cookie

You're a rather normal person, except that you have extraordinary luck in life.

People want to be around you (even when they're a little sick of you), in hopes of being lucky too!

Saturday 9 - Being a good sport

Saturday 9: Being a Good Sport.

Snagged from Jane.

1. Were you raised around a lot of sports? - Just a little. My dad loves to watch sports related shows on TV.

2. What is your favorite sport?
- Basketball. I love watching it especially when my favorite team is on a game.

3. When did you last play a sport?

- A real sport? During College.

4. When did you last attend a professional sporting event and what was it?

- I cant remember at all.

5. What was the last sport you watch on TV?
- Boxing.

6. If you have children, do they play the same sports that you did? If not, someday if you have kids, would you like them to?
- My son loves to play basketball and soccer.

7. Do you think other people care too much about sports?
Oh yes, I know a lot of people who are crazy with certain sports.

8. Do you have the freedom to be as involved in either playing or watching as much sports as you’d like to?

9. Who is your favorite sports team?
Ginebra basketball team ! Yeah!

In the name of Beauty

Have you ever considered getting a course from a beauty school? Well, if you will ask me , that would be a YES. I always enjoy make ups and cosmetics, I usually buy a lot even if I don't use everything on a regular basis. Now that I am keeping a busy life, I hope I can still find time to experience how it is to be in the cosmetology field. Having enough knowledge and training is a lot different than just experimenting at home with myself. Do we have a reputable beauty school here , just like the beauty schools in wisconsin that I saw online? Before I even enroll myself, I want to read some reviews and feedbacks from students first.

Early Christmas Gift

For being such a good Kuya to Dominique.. a little something for you. Have fun playing with it.

I've heard good feedbacks about this toy from my fellow MBAP's . So the shopaholic me got this for the boy too. He played it once and I can tell how much he had fun though he doesn't understand everything yet :) Basta, he likes it.

Another fruit of my online labor. Weee:)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

a blank mind.

Sorry for the lack of real life updates. I know you all understand how hard it is to have a newborn at home. Don't let me start talking about how sleep deprived I was during the first week. Yay! Im a walking zombie.

For the last 2 days though, I was able to take naps at midnight :) Dominique is sleeping well , but still she wakes up to nurse or when it's time for a nappy change. Joaquin is one excited brother until now. He likes to kiss and even carry the baby.

Though I feel tired everyday, I would like to finish most of my assignments, but I never thought it would be this hard. Having a tired body + blank mind won't get you working at the right pace. So i am taking a short rest now, I've been on IT job search for hours already, My mind needs a rest.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wake up

I think he noticed that Dominique is sleeping at most times :)


There comes a time in our lives that we feel bored. Bored form doing nothing at home. Bored from work , or just plainly bored. I admit that there were times before , when I was still single that I look for some new things to try on. Sometimes , I keep myself busy with books since I am not really into watching TV. But lately, since I have 2 kids now, I actually look for some time alone, a time solely for me. It doesn't need to be for hours, I just need time for myself. One time , I spent it having a long warm bath, and a foot spa. But most of the times, I spend ME time surfing the internet. Aside from online shopping, I discovered the world of playing games online. A few hours of playing gives me satisfaction already, and I do hope I won't get addicted playing games online. I downloaded a few games from Golden Palace Casino. I play classic games such as roulette and slot machines. Would you believe that my mom and my aunt plays online too. Just like me, they don't play with real money, everything is just for fun, and I can say that we really had fun playing.

What If?

What if?... could bring one character from your favorite book to life, who would it be?
- Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic Series could solve one of historys unsolved mysteries, which would it be?
-The closest I can think of.. the Death of Ninoy Aquino in Philippine History were stranded on a deserted island, what 2 people would you chose to be stranded with?
- Let's just say I wanna be stranded anywhere with Gabby Concepcion and Jake Cuenca ! Hahaha!!! could spend a day with any celebrity, dead or living, who would it be?
- I wanna spend a day with Chris Noth ( Mr. Big of SATC ) :) could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
- lately, I worry a lot even with small things. I think I need to change that coz its not healthy at all. could live anywhere, where would you live?
- in California with my family.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Shop and Confess contest

I admit that I am addicted to online shopping . Who wouldn't enjoy ordering items online if it's on super sale ? And when I say Super Sale, it comes really cheap as compared to the prices here in my side of the world. If you are a shopaholic too (online or mall shopping) , i invite you to join this contest .

Shopping Confessions is a contest sponsored by Ebillme where you could win a monthly prize valued at a minimum of USD 1000 for the best video submission and USD 500 for the best text submission. Of course , I signed up myself already, and I'm taking chances that I will win even just a consolation prize. That would be additional shopping money :) Should you be interested to join, click here . And don't forget to give me some lovin, type in my blog, at the referrer box. Shop on!

Manic Monday # 141

What was the first thing you thought when you looked at yourself in the mirror today?

- i look restless. my hair badly needs a cut and a treatment.

Do you have a recurring nightmare? If so, explain.

- none at all.

List three foods you can’t stand:

- anything exotic

- indian food

i can only come up with 2.. :)

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Online education

Almost everything can be done online nowadays. Who wouldn't enjoy the comfort of doing anything at the comfort of your home or anywhere else as long as there's internet connection? Did you know that online education is also offered now by Capella University ? It is an online university that is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. It is fully online ,and it's one of the leading online graduate school for working adults. They offer graduate degree programs in business, public safety, information technology , psychology, and public health. If I only have the time now, I would like to enroll in one of their programs, but maybe I would just consider enrolling after a few months when Im not too busy attending at my newborn.

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guess who loves elmo

He loves anything elmo.

He received this book from Manu during the MBAP's party , and he also received Elmo books from Mikee at the Twitter Party. I will post some more pics soon , as obviously , I am still soo busy at home.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Let's Play

Aside from watching DVD's and playing with his PSP , my husband loves to play poker too. Would you believe that there was a time that he plays it online and would spend hours in front of the computer. Last year, one of his friends bought a Poker set and from then on, they would usually have their poker nights at least once a month. Until now, I still don't know how to play poker, so I bought our own poker chips and I asked my husband to teach me the mechanics of the game. Things maybe complicated during the first few games but Im getting there. I am even considering getting one of those Poker Tables that I saw online the other day. American Gaming Supply provides free shipping on all of their tables, and of course, everything is competitively priced. Do you think it would be too much to get one? For sure it will be used during parties at home, or even on simple nights when my husband would have a night with the guys. Anyone who has a poker table and can give me feedbacks? I am considering the Poker table with folding legs like this :

Since it has folding legs, we can carry this around wherever the party maybe.

Little Black dress

What Your Little Black Dress Says About You

You are lively and outgoing. You are naturally friendly.

You enjoy meeting new people and making new connections.

Your style is whimsical and unique. You're good at putting together interesting outfits.

If you were a shoe, you would be: High heeled boots

Thursday, November 06, 2008

For your eyes only

Surfing the internet is truly rewarding. Since I am stuck at home, I always check out for some possible christmas gifts for my family. I plan to get my Dad some Great Eyeglasses For Less since he will only use this when watching TV and while reading. He is not specific with any brands too. Luckily, Zenni Optical was on FOX news! I checked out their website and they have a wide selection of affordable eyeglasses. Currently, Variable Dimension Frames From Zenni are available too. Check out Zenni on Fox and see for yourself .


When will I have a good night sleep again?

I think I have to wait a few more months before I enjoy bedtime once more. Currently, I can't wait for Friday night since Gelo can look after the princess during night time while I catch some well deserved ME time in bed. He wakes me up though during nappy change :)

The princess is in Dreamland now, but Joaqui is wide awake playing at the PC. Oh well, this is LIFE :)

Jewels and More

Looking for a Christmas gift online? Why not try giving a pair of earrings or a simple necklace to your mom and sisters? That's what I am actually thinking for this year. This year was truly full of blessings, so I wanted to share this with my family who are so generous and supportive of me. I have seen some gift sets already at Holsted Jewelers, and their wide selection of gift sets are wonderful. I wish I have all the budget so I can give my family some elegant Designer Jewelry , but since I recently gave birth, I might settle with the gift sets that are equally well designed and crafted. So if you are looing for one, check their website now and see for yourself.we

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Goodbye Dorothy?

Remember Joaqui's aquarium and his 5 fishes?

It's now down to ONE.. Just one fish. I can't even take a picture of the aquarium because the water is not so clear anymore (madumi na talaga) , and that's the reason why Joaqui is not that obsessed anymore to feed the remaining fish. We got so busy after my delivery, I just wish we will have time this weekend to clean it and buy some fish too. Then that's the only time that I can take a decent picture again :)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Its a wagon.

It's november already, and I haven't started yet with a list for my Christmas shopping. You see, I am so busy now handling a newborn and a toddler, so buying gifts at the mall is really not the best option for me. I don't wanna bring them to crowded places so I am doing most of my gift hunting online. The Tickle Me Elmo toy would be one of my gufts for the little boy this Christmas, but I saw this really useful kids wagons online , and you bet, it certainly caught my attention.

They will surely have fun with this wagon. It can even fit 2 toddlers, perfect for my kids.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Car Benefits and more

I previously blogged about my husband's latest promotion at work, and it was so timely now that we are having another baby in the family. You know, a promotion means an increase in salary and additional benefits, not to mention additional workload of course. My husband is one workaholic person, so having that new responsibilities with work is fine with him. As additional benefits, he was given a some health insurance upgrade including not just for himself, but for me and the two kids too. He was given a flexible time to report too , something that I truly like since he can go to work a little late.

Yesterday, he attended an orientation about all of the benefits that he will receive, and he never thought that he will receive a Car allowance too. It's a vehicle reimbursement program for companies with mobile employees. He won't be given that big amount of money to get a brand new car , but the car benefit is a good deal already. We are still thinking of getting a van since we are a growing family now. I really admire the company's benefits program for their employees. They see to it that they get what they really deserve with the work that they are doing.

Mommy and Big Brother Joaqui

Our picture together before I gave birth.

I never thought he would greatly respond with the arrival of Dominique, it was more than what I expected. He's just so proud of his baby sister. Truly a big brother now. When we arrived home last Wednesday, he was ecstatic to show off his baby sister to everyone. He wanted to sleep besides her at the bassinet :) And he was eager to show some of his toys to baby and asked me to bring baby at the playroom.

So far, so good :) Except that he kisses baby even when she's asleep .. and he moves freely so I have to tell him to be extra careful especially with baby's head. Other than that, everything is great!

Im one proud mom of my boy.

( can you see that plastic on top of our bed? Thats my "baon" , Mrs. Fields Rocky Mountain Mogul Brownies! )

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Moving Again?

One of my cousins recently moved from California to New York because her recent company transferred her at the NY branch. She was telling me her stories during her first few weeks of stay there, and on how she adjusted with the New York way of life. She was also able to tour within the area already, and based upon her pictures, I know that she really had a great time being in all these places. She is still enjoying NY when her supervisor called and informed her that she will be transferred again to their newest branch at Boston. She got a bit sad after hearing the news, but since she will move to a new place, she got excited afterwards. By December , she will be in Boston and as early as now, she's looking for Boston Movers already. She already had a some stuff that he plans to bring along , and she badly needs help with packing, storing, moving and unpacking too. Of course, she wants to hire a company with great feedbacks from previous clients, and not to mention, affordable rates too. She already got an estimated costing online and she is happy with the information she got. Now I wish her luck in her new destination.