Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Heart of Christmas

One of the customs and traditions during Christmas is gift giving . Shopping for your friends and loved ones can either easy or difficult depending on what their preferences. If you have no idea on what to buy - perfume, jewelry, clothes, accessories, purses, shoes, gift certificates/card and even cash are some of the comm0n gift ideas irregardless of the occasion. For women especially your mother or significant other, a nice piece of jewelry can never go bad. Most women, if not all, would love to have a gorgeous piece of bling on them. If your shopping for your mother, there's a lot of websites today which can give you a great mom jewelry ideas. Most of those websites carry a distinctive line of elegant and stylish jewelry at a reasonable price. Before you buy anything , I would advice you to do your homework. There are a lot of stores that hold a sale every now and then or allows customer to use coupons. Most places that are on final sale before they run out of business usually offers great deal to their customers. Finding the perfect gift is just like meticulously searching for the perfect jewelry for the woman of your life!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Joy of Giving and Receiving

It is the time of giving and receiving gifts from our family, friends and loved ones. Buying the gift isn't easy. There are a lot of things that you need to consider such as your budget, time to roam around the mall or stores or what are the needs or wants of the person you are giving to. Sometimes, it is important to give a gift to someone you barely know than to someone you know your whole life. Some people are happy whether they like what they get or not, but there are also some who are so vocal and will tell you upfront that they have one already or the prefer another kind. In our family, every family member will answer few personal questions to better guide everyone on what to buy. Indeed, it helps us a lot save our time, money and energy. Shopping for someone whom you have a clue on what to buy is easier than just looking around the stores and just grab whatever great things your eyes can see. For me, I am a very easy person to please when it comes to gift. I believe it is the thought that counts the most than the price and the quantity of gift you receive. If you are going to give me laptop, household items, make up/hygiene stuff or even a lingerie, I will be very happy already. I love surprises, flowers and chocolate with almond. For this year, I am not finish yet with my Christmas shopping. How about you?

Body: Calcium Required

One thing you must know about me is I am not a milk lover. I can eat or drink anything that has milk on it but I can't drink milk by itself. Since I was a child, I never like milk that much. Back then, my parents especially my mother is always worried about me and try to convince me to drink milk as often as possible. I have no lactose intolerance, the milk makes me puke whenever my taste buds recognizes it - for whatever reason that I still don't know. My doctor has already advise me a chart that shows different food that has calcium and its how much calcium I can get by eating the food and the indicated portion. I was also told that I need to drink calcium supplements to make sure that I have enough calcium in my body for stronger bones and teeth and to avoid osteoporosis especially when I get older.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Your Future Starts Today

I have been thinking about going back to school, have my degree I earned back home evaluated and pursue a degree that I can use to advance my career. I finished my studies back home but since I don't want to teach for now so I decided to get it evaluated, look for another route and start from there. I have few courses/degrees that I consider to take but I would rather talk to a counselor first so I can be guided with my decision. I want to grow professionally and since my workplace is very good in helping employees grow, I think it is a great opportunity to grasp. Tuition reimbursement is also offered which is a huge plus especially with our present economy. Pursuing a career with IT is what some of my friends do because according to them it pays a lot of money. Well, no doubt about it. Today's companies, huge or small, operates using networks of computers with the help of internet. Just like any other machine, computer needs trouble shooting and you need a computer expert to do that. Demands for new scripts, software or hardware like the new G2 series rack mount computer of 1U clamshell LCD and keyboard console by Core Systems are also on the rise. As new demand in the market place arises, more and more careers and work will be made available to people. So the best thing that we can do is get ready for it. Finish your study, remember it's never too late to do something right.

Wake Up Sleepy Head

Oh, you won't believe this but I started my day today in the gym. Yes, after I dropped off the little guy at school I headed to the gym. This is the first time I do this since I always go there after work. The airport's gym is just outside the airport so I don't have to worry about the traffic to get to work. I only did couple routines to start off base on the time on hand and my stamina. I do aerobic and reverse aerobic walking on the elliptical and few sets in the ab equipment and lift some weights. My first morning gym workout lasted only for 45 minutes. I thought I will be tired afterward but I felt great and energized. I am trying to do it often, I just hope the weather will cooperate. It looks like temperature will soon drop to mid 40's. It that happens, it sure no fun to go out and drive to the gym very early. Excuses, excuses... I know!!! LOL

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Secret No More

Lately, I have been receiving several women's clothing catalogs. I know I didn't subscribe to them so I was wondering how they get my name and our address. Of course, I understand that with the internet and the latest technology we have today, everything is possible. Anyway, one night, while eating our dinner, I happened to mention to my husband the catalogs that I received. I saw a grin on his face and he said, "Oh, I was thinking you would love to see more dresses for the upcoming party so I tried to subscribe to women's clothing catalogs and magazines". After hearing it, I burst to laughter. Sure, our families and close friends know he loves shopping clothes for me but I haven't thought that my dear husband will go that far. Well, he is always a man of surprises and I love it! ....Sweet!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Speak Up and Be Heard

I salute my husband for the effort he exerted in calling our utility companies and insurance providers to check if they have a great offer for us being a great customer. Of course, just like any man, he doesn't like being stuck on the phone while waiting to be transferred to the right department. I bet the waiting sucks, poor thing! Anyway, to make the long story short, he successfully negotiated the perfect deals for us for all of our utilities and insurances. It is indeed true that most companies are just waiting for their customer to call and make inquiries/demands. If you don't ask, they don't tell you! For instance, I've heard a lot of people telling me how they get a cheap car insurance. I asked them how did they come across such a great deal, they said they call and ask. So if you think you are paying too much for your utilities or insurance, pick up your phone and call your provider. It is also important to do your own search for comparison purposes. Trust me, most companies are willing to do whatever they can to keep their great customers. So, ask and make sure keeping their service is worthy! :-)

Holiday Buzz

If you want to avoid the holiday hassle and shopping crowd, today is the perfect time for you to start or finish your Christmas shopping! With the wide variety of the stuff that you need to buy, it might require you to hop from one store to another. To shorten your trips to the stores or to avoid going back & forth to the same store, I would suggest that you categorize your shopping list. For instance, group all the electronics, clothes, household stuff, accessories, shoes, garden and lawn products and so on. It is easy determine what do you need to look for when you get to the store and it will also minimize the chance of forgetting something and going back and forth to that same store. However, if you need any ATV/UTV parts and accessories (e.g. Yamaha, Honda, Polaris accessories, etc), you don't have to go anywhere. You can enjoy browsing a wide variety of choices while enjoying the comfort of your home. Thanks to the different online stores! Take note, almost everything is now available online, so you might want to check what the online stores can offer you before you head to the nearby stores. Good luck with your shopping!

I Can't Thank You Enough

It feels good to talk to my brother again and know that he is doing great already. After the adrenaline rush and the emotional roller coaster ride I had yesterday, it feels terrific knowing that he is now well and just resting to fully recover while waiting for the ship to comes back. I think you are confused as to what I am talking about. I am sorry but I am not in the mood to get into the details of what happened. All I can say is he was sick and I am just happy to let everyone know and our family back home (granting they will read this) that he is okay now. Indeed, God is great! I can't thank Him enough for looking into my brother's and our family's welfare and for keeping us safe always. To all our great friends and my terrific co-workers, thank you very much for all your messages and prayers. We appreciate it very much! Here's hoping and praying for his faster and full recovery!

In The Near Future Works

As soon as we get the carpet in the formal living room and dining room change to wood floor, we are going to look into changing the faucet fixtures. I love the granite counters in the kitchen and the marble counter tops in the bathrooms but we don't like the faucet fixtures that much. We want to change it to a more elegant design, more modern-contemporary look to go with the whole theme of the house. I know this entails a lot of work and of course money that's why we plan to do it one at a time. Hubby and I pretty much love everything in the house except for a few cosmetic details like the one I mentioned earlier. Oh, if time comes that we need to replace our sinks, I would get the Kohler kitchen sinks because of its quality, sleek design and elegance.

I Love Thee

I love my family so much that I am willing to do whatever I am capable of it to keep them happy, safe and secure. Since we are very far from each other, I always pray that all of us is always healthy and fit so that we can get together again in the future - share our experiences/stories in the foreign lands, talk about our dreams or just merely have a great bonding time on the beach. Oh, I miss those times so much!

Of course, I know they always do their best to stay in good health but our body is just like a machine, it deteriorates sometimes. Oh, and I am not exception to that. There are times of year, especially when the weather changes from hot to cold, my body usually reacts to it in a not so nice way. I usually have colds, cough, slight fever or regular flu and of course my allergy. I know these aren't unusual. A lot of people tend to get sick when the weather changes. Being here in the US for almost four years now, I thought my body is a little more resistant to weather changes but it is still adjusting.

Anyhow, here's hoping that all of your family are healthy and fit especially that Christmas time is coming. As what they say, even if there's no expensive gifts or more money to celebrate the yuletide season, what is more important is everyone is healthy and thankful for everything that He gives us.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hopefully Twas The Last Time

Arrggghh! For the first time in my life, I had few small pimples on my forehead. I was so worried and very uneasy about it. I'm so glad my agony didn't last for several weeks. Hubby told me to just leave the pimples alone and don't prick them to avoid infection. I am glad I listened to him because the pimples didn't multiply and it just go away by themselves.

I can't imagine how difficult it is for some people who has been battling with pimples or acne for a long time already. For some people, finding pimple or acne treatment that suits them can be a long and frustrating search. Hence, I admire them for their determination and perseverance. If you are in the same shoe, I hope you will soon find the right treatment for you...

Until Next Summer

My tan are now slowly fading away. I really would like to keep my tan until next summer but I think it is impossible. Now that the weather is getting colder, I need to wear thicker and more layers of clothes and of course there's no more sunlight so my skin complexion will eventually become fairer again. Well, I could have use some tanning solution to keep my tan but I personally want to get my tan naturally. I understand that each of us has our own opinion and wants in life. If you want to keep your tan using tanning solutions, at least visit so you can have an idea on the tanning bed lotion that can give you the maximum tan! Always remember to seek for professional help if you think needed!

Have a Merry Christmas!

The weather is now getting colder and colder. Wherever you go at night, you see beautiful Christmas lights and lighted decors twinkling as if it is dancing with the cold breeze. From outside, you can see beautiful, lighted Christmas trees from the houses. You hear Christmas music playing in some stores or in the mall. Oh yes, it is Christmas once again! Let's have fun and be merry! It is the time of giving! Remember, it doesn't matter how expensive or less expensive your gift is, but its the thought that counts! I hope all of us will have fun-filled and a blessed Christmas! As early as today, I would like to greet all of you a Merry, Merry Christmas!!!

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