Sunday, March 29, 2009

Inflatables on parties

Since i already booked the venue for the first birthday of my daughter, i am also searching online for some items that are hit now during kiddie parties. Aside from the usual magicians and entertainers, I am thinking of getting an inflatable to add fun to the event. Water Slide Rentals are one of the new ones being offered now , but since i dont ahve a space for this , i might get some other models that could fit our theme. These are just for Party Rentals since it would cost me an arm and leg to buy one . I found an interesting site already with lots of inflatable designs for rent, and some are not just for parties but for Corporate events too.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

My Santino

my mom..
my dad ..
my cousins..
some neighbors..
a teller at BDO ..
Gelo's officemate and Joaqui's ninong

So far that makes the list of the people who told us that Joaqui looks like Santino of "May Bukas Pa".. Hahaha! There were times that I can see some resemblance in their eyes, the way they stare and look at people.. yeah , basically with the eyes and the slim figure i guess. Here's his pic today when we had dinner for Dominique's 5th month.

Now tell me, Should I include you in this list?

I am planning to grow his hair a little longer to look like Santino more Hahaha. But i have to think about it since its summer now here in my part of the world.

Oh well, gotta go now. I just made a little update in all of my blogs because its been a while since I last posted. I am still busy with some house chores (usual palusot) and im looking for some moving companies to hire too. Til next time!

The Kuya

Having 2 kids can be soo tiring , but seeing them like this melts my heart away. Joaqui is really taking the role of being the older brother, I would often hear him say "She's my sister", "Dont eat your hand, Kuya will get mad" , "Look at me Dominique, Im Kuya Joaqui".. He really changed a lot eversince we had the lil girl.

Every morning , he's filled with so much joy and happiness when he wakes up. Since I sleep in their midst, he would often tell me, " Excuse me mom, I wanna see sister".. "Is she Up???" .. So i would reply, "No.. still sleeping". He would ask me over and over again, til his voice gets loud and the Dominique will be up in no time , LOL. Imagine, I still have to fix the baby bedding and my 2 kids are already playing in bed. Anyway...

I hope and pray that they will grow together as really good friends. I know its a bit hard as they will really soon be quarreling over stuff around the house. Oh well, i better be geared for that.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Part preps for joaqui's 3rd

In a few weeks time, Joaquin will celebrate his 3rd birthday with the kids of Hospicio de San Jose. I feel excited with this one , as this will be our first time to share a special day with these kids. Here's a list of what I accomplished and what needs to be done:

1. Called and made a schedule with Hospicio de San Jose for the party. Requested for 50 kids to join us .

2. Booked Jollibee Mendiola for the food and entertainment. Thanks to Abie for this one. She's a pro when it comes to this kind of party so she recommended this branch as this is the nearest to the orphanage. Got Spag, Yum and drinks for the merienda . I also ordered a small cake from them. Then I got 2 mascots - Jollibee and Popo , but im still thinking of getting Hetty as i find her really cute, hahaa! I paid a little something for the party add ons like prizes for the games , 30 pcs balloons , etc.

3. Need to finalize my super limited guests. As in limited, i think mga 15 lang kami siguro. Need to confirm with Hospicio if we can be 20 :)

4. Buy loots bags and stuff at 168 on Saturday. Il grab a few toys and school supplies, oh and candies too. Might get the backpacks from Divi like what Mich used for Alex's bday. Then I plan to get those Mickey and Minnie Mouse tin cans at 168 too for Joaqui's cousins. My boy is still crazy with Mickey mouse.

5. My mom sent Joaqui and Dominique new clothes for the birthday. Hahaha! Excited ang lola. ( She also sent a toy for the princess , something like a barcode scanner . Cute! )

6. Im thinking on where to have dinner after the party , We plan to invite some relatives to join us since we cant invite them all at Hospicio.

Hope im not missing out something since this is just a simple one . I know that my boy will have a grand time with other kids. This is something new for us, and hopefully we can continue this in the coming years. This is our way of sharing to others God's blessings , and this is our way of thanking HIM for another year in my child's life.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Stealing - a high school meme

Sunday Stealing: A High School Meme

1. Did you date someone from your school? - no

2. Did you marry someone from your high school? - no

3. Did you car pool to school? - no, its just a waking distance from our house

4. What kind of car did you have? -

5. What kind of car do you have now? - chevy

6. Its Friday night...where are you now? bedroom

7. It is Friday night...where were you then? - mall?

8. What kind of job did you have in high school? - none.

9. What kind of job do you do now? - full time mom

10. Were you a party animal? oh no, not really.

11. Were you considered a flirt? - nope

12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? - i joined a choir in our church

13. Were you a nerd? - nope . though i belong to the top 3 in our batch but i dont consider myself a nerd.

14. Did you get suspended from school? - never

15. Can you sing the fight song? - whats that?

16. Who was/were your favorite teacher? - Ms. Carag, she's so coool !!

17. Where did you sit during lunch? - we are allowed to go home for lunch provided we have fetchers.

18. What was your school's full name? - Manila Cathedral School

19. Where did you party the most? - we hang out at my best friend's place

20. What was your school mascot? - im not sure if we have one

21. Would you do it again? - what?

22. Did you have fun at Prom? - nope!! its one boring night because the nuns who run our school are SOOOOO strict!

23. Do you still talk to the person you went to Prom with? - yeah

24. Are you planning on going to your next reunion? - yes.

25. Do you still talk to people from school? - yeah , whenever i have the chance

26. What are/were your school's colors? - white and royal blue

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cars and allowances

In a few months, we will be done with our car obligations and we are free from it's monthly amortization. That would be a great addition in our monthly budget, and it is just so timely since we are faced with big expenses for this year. He was also provided by their company a reimbursement program, so part of his car expenses are well taken care of his car allowance .

The company had this program as part of their cost-cutting techniques and they are currently improving their relationship with their employees. With the current global crisis that we are facing, these type of reimbursement services truly helps not only the employees but the employer as well. They save from Administrative costs, personal use expense , maintenance costs and idle vehicle cost. Aside from this help on the employer, it also aides with the use himself. With the current car allowance that he has, he is actually planning to get a bigger car for our growing family. That we still need to think of. Hopefully the company will still give them a more extensive car allowance other than what they currently have. Or maybe we should just stick with what we have now, it fits us well plus we dont worry anything about the car.

Information Technology

In our world today, it is more important than ever to use existing technology to give you the edge. When it comes to business solutions, it consulting is one of the very much sought after tool. Some of the solutions may be too costly, but the benefits are surmountable.

For big companies, they are considering different approaches to be competitive and stay competitive for a very long time. Some are considering software developments, in which they are developing new and high quality custom software application to meet the ever dynamic and unique needs of the business. This includes web based applications, business applications, e-commerce applications and so many more.

Some also consider IT consulting in terms of network support, with this it will manage a highly available, functional and secure technology environment. So that the company will be free of server setup, remote monitoring, and network design. I remember my previous company has one of this it was an external workforce for the company, they take care of data back ups, security risks, server errors, email problems, email traffics, and other network issues. They were able to design, implement and at the same time manage our company’s network environment, thus ensuring our company’s full time attention on our productivity and manufacture of products.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Laser Eye Surgery

My mom has been wearing eyeglasses since she was in High School , so imagine how hard it is for her to wear eyeglasses every single day everywhere she goes. They say that some eye conditions can be treated with the use of eyeglasses, but her grade just got even higher even with it. I think its partly hereditary, plus my mom really has a terrible eyesight to start with. She didn't tried using contact lenses, I don't know her reasons but I guess she's just not comfortable with it. She changed it for so many times already, and she even have a spare one here , in her office and in her house. That's how dependent she is with her glasses.

But lately, she is really getting tired of her glasses. I think she is considering a laser eye surgery soon. So I helped her out this afternoon in looking for some details about this surgery. She prefers the Laser vision correction for her case since that is the only problem she has now. I asked her to read the site more and to even call the Surgery Clinic's toll free number for some information and questions she may have. I know she will have the best vision once she decides to undergo this surgery.


Your Birthdate Predicts You're Fearless

Ever since you were born, you've always been able to assert yourself.

You are confident in carving your own path. Soon enough, other people will be persuaded and follow along.

You are driven and competitive to the point of being impulsive. You'll do just about anything to win.

It drives you crazy when you have to stay still in life. You are too dynamic to stay stagnant.

Driving and the Law

I have seen lately at the news that an increasing number of road accidents happen at night because some drivers are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police and Traffic aides are very diligent in monitoring this so as to avoid uncertain incidents while on the road. Police usually inspects those who drive at the highway as this is the place where most accidents occur. So what do they determine if a driver is drunk aside from the super obvious physical reasons? As stated at the site of a Massachusetts OUI Lawyer , these drunk drivers usually turn with a wide radius, swerve, drifts, or they step at the brake erratically. They also accelerate or decelerate rapidly and they are Stopping without cause in traffic lane. Well, these are just some and many others are listed at their site. If in any case , you will be involved in this type of case , OUI or Operating under Influence, DUI or driving under Influence, the Massachusetts OUI Lawyer can come for your defense. Now you dont have to worry on how to handle this situation because a team of competent lawyers will assist you all throughout the case. All you need to do is to coordinate with them to get the best results of your case.

Burn those fats

Its been four months since I gave birth to my little girl, and I can really say that I really have to start working out to get back to my old shape. You would rarely see me in my old jeans since most of it won't fit me yet. It's just so hard to come up with a good outfit lately because of my figure. My usual weight is from 107 - 110 lbs, but now, honestly , I dont know how much I weigh. I dont wanna know since I might have a feel of depression if I will see those figures in front of my eyes.

Now, even if i dont know my current weight, I cut down my food intake a bit, a bit because I am still breastfeeding, I need all the energy I can get from food, I need it to supply milk for my girl. But once I am done with breastfeeding , I would really like to try out Acai Burn , its one of the leading weight loss supplement in the market today that produce real results in a short time. That's exactly what I need. Now, I have no choice but to do a little exercise too (I am actually so lazy to do it everyday). What about you, are you satisfied with your current weight?

Manic Monday # 158

What would you do with an extra hour each day?

- SLEEP. That's all I need.

Do you wear a watch? If so, tell us about it. If not, how do you keep track of time?

- If I'm just at home, I don't wear a watch, but I do whenever I go out (though sometimes I opt not to). Its actually a gift from my husband during our first wedding anniversary.

If it was possible, would you want to know how many days you had left to live?

- Yes and No. Yes because I wanna make the most out of the time I have to live. No, because Im actually afraid just by thinking of it. Confusing? Hahaha. Yeah., I think im confused.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

No more Debts

Are you familiar with Collection Agencies? These are actually companies who are responsible in collecting debts of another companies client. Once they are contacted by a certain company, they draw out plans about Debt Collection , they from there comes the profit of a company. Take the case of American Profit Recovery (APR) , they are already a trusted name in this field because they changed the ways on how a collecting agency should operate. They have an efficient system on third-party debt solutions at such a flat , low fee solution and state of the art technology. You are really getting all your money's worth. I have seen testimonials on how their clients are so satisfied with their service, plus they also have a good , user-friendly website to help all their clients and all those who want to learn more about debt collection. They also have different types of services that maybe suited for all your needs. So for further inquiries and questions, one can freely call their toll-free number to find out more on how they can help you increase your profit. The economy today is really hitting it low, so its better to have a plan and strategy on how to gain more profit each day. And Debt collection is one of the best ways.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Happy Friday !

Yey , its weekend! I can somehow get some rest because the daddy is here with us the whole day!

It will be a not so busy week for us, so maybe we will just spend some time at the mall. I need to finish tons of online work too. I am so grateful that I am still blessed with lots of good things when it comes to my sideline job. Imagine , I earn good amount of money, plus the most important part of it all, I gained friends ( my husband became friends with their hubbies too ).

So before I start looking for NO2 Black , a body building nutritional supplement , i am leaving you with this picture of my boy. He just love stamps ! Its too obvious :)

Enjoy your weekend!

create your own website

You might think that this will be a complicated topic that I am posting, Well, it wont be since I am also a rookie when it comes to websites. I maintain a few , but its just those easy ones that I have. I haven't tried making one from scratch though, like those that involve HTML codes and as expected , I wasnt able to easily configure everything. So I asked helped from a cousin who is also a web developer. If you are not really a techie person, you know how hard it is to understand some words and instructions about creating a website. My cousin told me that if I want to create website the hassle-free way, I should check for easy to follow procedures. And so I tried, and there , I never thought I can really put up my own that easily.

Its a drag and drop website builder that helps those who have little experience about creating a website. Actually, even if you are just new in to it, you can put up your own easily. They already have pre-designed templates , image library and a lot of some other downloadables available for you. Visit the site to have a glimpse of what they can offer you.

I think so

When was the last time you laughed a lot?:
~ just a few minutes ago.

Do you like the movie Balto?:
~i've never even heard of that.

When was the last time you had a real smile on your face?:
~ today. my kids always gives me a good reason to smile :)

Do you have any close friends of the opposite sex?:
~ like really close? none.

Your thoughts on mohawks?:
~ uhmmm.. i dont know . if that makes them happy, why not>?

Do you have a crazy side?:
~of course :)

Do you have unlimited texting?:
~ uhmm no, im a bit lazy to text.

What was the last thing someone borrowed from you?:
~ Kathy borrowed my DVD

What color is the closest doorknob?:
~ silvery

Currently listening to anything?:
~ just the sound of the aircon. its bedtime actually

Do you own anything embarrassing?:
~ i think so

Have you ever sat on a rooftop and just stared at the stars?:
~ hmm not at a rooftop.

Have you been on the computer so long that your butt's numb?:
~ oh yeah ! LOL

Have you added any Apps on your Facebook? Which ones?:
~I have way too many actually

What was the last drink you had?:
~ well, is Halo2x a drink? okay, i'll say water after the halo2x

What's plugged into the nearest outlet?:
~this laptop

Diabetic Life Insurance

I was actually clueless on what really diabetes is until my mother in law was diagnosed of one. Since then , she has been very careful of what she is and she even made adjustment on her lifestyle just to make sure that she's living a good one so as not to complicate her condition. Her diabetic case is a simple one though as compared to the most cases I've heard. But still she wants to get herself a Diabetic Life Insurance soon. I am only familiar with the usual life insurance , so I made a little research on how she can get this. The quotation that the patient will receive depends on her condition , and the severity of their case. One also needs to classify if it is a super preferred, preferred , standard and substandard one. There is still a lot to know about diabetes and I am thankful that websites like helps someone like me who si just new with this disease. As stated at the website, if you are just recently diagnosed of the disease, you may wait form 3 - 6 months before finally getting you own policy to allow any potential policy to be based on a track record of control.

Random facts

I just found this at the page of my cousin and I thought of posting it here too. :)

The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.

Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.

Buttermilk does not contain any butter.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

A sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 mph.

Tipping at a restaurant in Iceland is considered an insult

Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.

About 10 million people share your birthday

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year

Ketchup was once sold as a medicine

The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you'll have a bad dream

35% of people watching T.V. yell at it.

The average American uses 730 crayons by the age of 10.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

More and more coins

When my dad received coins from me last christmas, he have decided to start collecting again. He asked me for the website where I got the rare coin , and he would like to order a few more this week. I am actually thinking of buying a few pieces too. The value of rare coins will appreciate at time goes by, so that would really be a great investment. Do you have any suggestions for great pieces, silver or gold? Or maybe i will just call their toll free number for personal consultation. Hopefully I can get the best deals from them, I have seen at their site that they have free items too, might as well check on that before it runs out of stock.

Pizza with the boy

Here's one thing that me and my boy enjoyed last week. I asked him to help me out in the kitchen as I prepared this for our afternoon snacks while the princess was in deep slumber.

He enjoyed the part where we brushed the crust with the sauce :) He also helped me to put some sliced hams, then I grated the cheese directly on top. For the items that we used , here :

and here's the pizza before i had it toasted in an oven . lots of cheese !

I actually forgot to take the picture of the little boy since my hand was full during that time. Hopefully we can try another recipe soon, something as simple as this :)