Tagged by Kitts

Thanks Kitts for tagging me!

I need to name five of the Best Nights of my Life and then tag four people.

I can't exactly remember the exact dates but, I'll try...

  • (April, 2003) When Hubby told me that he love me! LOL! I can't forget it because it was hilarious! He was so nervous, we were at Eastwood, after we had coffee and there was this old lady who was beside us (we didn't even know her). Hubby was waiting for her to go but she just stayed there! So, napilitan si Hubby mag-"I love you" with that old lady. LOL!

  • (February 14, 2004) Hubby proposed! Yes, it was Valentine's Day. He said that I should dress up for the big night since he will be taking me out for dinner on V Day. Little did I know that he was planning a really BIG night for us. Of course, I said YES (obviously). hehehehe!

  • (January 30, 2005) Our first night as a couple. With all the preparations and the wedding, we were really exhausted. But it felt so good to be with him that night (and the rest of the nights after...) which made me realized that I really got married that day! I wasn't dreaming! It was true! Well, I also realized that especially when I heard him snore...LOL!

  • (March 8, 2006) When I was in labor (with Alex) in the Lamaze room. I was actually there for almost 24 hours! At first, I was just walking in the lobby to help the contractions regularized. But when the "real" contractions came, boy, I can't stand the pain anymore! And even if Moms out there would say that they forget the pain, for me, I still know how it feels. I may not know the pain exactly, but I KNOW it is REALLY painful! I wasn't allowed to eat for 24 hours too. Even water was not allowed. I only ate 2 candies within 24 hours. So I told Hubby that after this delivery he should treat me for a steak! LOL!

  • (March 9, 2006) In our first and last night at the hospital, we roomed in Alex. So, we really get to experience being Mom and Dad right after the delivery. But that night was unforgettable. It was such a nice feeling to have Alex. Hubby and I didn't/couldn't sleep but we were so happy that night. Although she was always hungry at that time, but as a first time Mom, I was excited to breastfed her. :)

So, there, the unforgettable nights of my life. Thanks again Kitts for tagging me, it's so nice to remember those nights once in a while. :)

I'm tagging selle, meeya, lucel, and jess sophia. Have fun!

Skin Care

After I gave birth I've been very particular with my skin. Probably because it started to get dry and since I'm getting older everyday. My skin is just different now compared when I was still young where moisturizers won't be necessary. Anyway, what I want for my skin now are natural skin care products because I don't want too much chemicals in my skin particularly my face. I'm so glad there's Seaora that provides mineral and herbal skin care that's not only natural but also feels great on the skin too.

The Choice

--a very nice read forwarded to me thru email that I would like to share--

EVERY moment in life, we are faced with a choice.

Which should command our preference--the demands of our job or
the duties to our family?

If there is a board meeting today at the same hours that our son
graduates from school, where should we go -- to the boardroom or
to the graduation ceremony?

If we have to make a very important presentation tomorrow, so as
to advance our career, but our wife says she has to see the
doctor on a suspicion of cancer, which appointment should we keep?

These are the daily battles of conscience we have to wage,
trying to keep a balance between our responsibility to earn a
living and our opportunity to live a life.
And our choices invariably reveal who we really are.
Our preferences indicate our true character.
Our priorities are the best indicators of our real identity.

What profits success?

I know that many of you out there would go for career on the
pretension that after all, you are doing all these for the family.

Many of you, dear readers, would rather become outstanding
employees, model personnel instead of being doting fathers or
loving husbands.

Many of you would opt to perform exceedingly well in the office
even if you work 12 to 16 hours a day, going home only to change
clothes or catch a few hours of sleep.

But what for? At the end of the day, what have you accomplished?

What profits a highly successful professional or wealthy
businessman if ultimately, he loses his family, wrecks his
marriage or dishonors the name he will leave to his children?

What has a rich man accomplished if he has built a fortune and
founded conglomerates of highly profitable companies and yet
drives his own wife to vices or infidelity, his children to drugs
and delinquency and himself to spiritual decay and total burnout?

What matters most?

Look around you. The evidence is overwhelming and irreversible.
Families are shattered.
Marriages are broken.
Lives are reduced to utter emptiness.

Even as man advances in wealth and success, he deteriorates on
the basic standards of joy, peace and serenity. As we all compete
and struggle for power and possessions, we often neglect what
really matters most. In our insatiable mania for supremacy over
the rest, we often forget the most important things in life.

I will respect your choice. But as for me, my priorities are
clear. Between career and family, I will always go for family.

I can forego that board meeting and earn the ire of my boss or
make a bad impression on my peers. But I shall not inflict a
lifetime trauma on my son by sending him alone to graduate
without his dad. I can forget that business presentation and
lose a valued client or waste a career promotion, but I cannot
leave my wife alone in her moments of anxiety.


Why should a well-known public figure commit suicide given all
his fame and fortune? Can his wealth and wisdom compensate for
ruptures in his relationships?

Why should a wife of a famous politician commit adultery with
the family driver? Is it lust or vain fixation for the
pleasures of the flesh? Or is it the pain of being neglected
and ignored by the husband she used to adore?

Why should a son cut his wrist or a daughter drink poison
despite all the luxuries and pleasures they are showered with?

Can money replace love?
Can pleasure take the place of affections?

In this age of top line technology and convenience gadgets, why
are humans talking to computers rather than with each other?
Why are we retrenching people and replacing them with robots and

Why have we lost the simple joys of nurturing relationships with
bank tellers because we have replaced them with ATMs?

Why, with all our cells, e-mails, Internets, websites or the
endemic texting, are we no longer communicating?
Why are family members no longer talking to each other?

The ultimate hell?

To succeed in career and fail in the family is, to me, the
ultimate hell.

John Grisham, that famous author of legal fictions wrote
"The Testament," which tells of a highly successful
industrialist who made billions of dollars but lost his family.

In the first 10 pages of the novel, he jumped to his death from
his multi-story building in front of his self-centered children.
By his will, he disinherited all of them and bequeathed his entire
estate to an illegitimate daughter who refused to accept it.

That is the ultimate irony; those who lusted for money lost it.
Those who were given all the money refused it.

In all his dozen masterpieces, Grisham tells us about the
importance of family. "A Time to Kill" tells of a father who
went to jail for killing his daughter's rapists.

Indeed, we who are simple folks should learn from the mistakes
of others. We should straighten our lives and put our
priorities in order.

I don't know about you.

But as for me and my house, our credo is: There is no success in
a career that can make up for a failure in the family.

By Atty. Josephus Jimenez
Writer for the Philippine Daily Inquirer

Progesterone Prevents Cramps?

Yes, indeed! And it's not something that we need to drink, it is just a cream that we can just apply in our body. progesterone, which I suddenly found out has a lot of benefits. And here comes the progesterone cream which as they say is the safest, most affective, and convenient method of progesterone application. FDA allows up to 750 milligrams per ounce to be sold but higher dosage per ounce requires a prescription already. And good thing here is that there is a progesterone cream that contains the highest amount of progesterone allowed without a prescription, and it is called the Renaissance progesterone cream.

Power Supply Repair

There were several blackouts lately especially during the storm. Good thing I'm using a laptop which gives me time to tell my colleagues that I had a blackout, before I ran out of battery. Which gives me an impression that power supplies are now a need especially this time of the year. And if you have a power supply, you will definitely need a power supply repair in case it gets damaged or would just not work anymore. I like the concept of ACS that they have a free evaluation of your power supply and then lets you know what should be done. This is a very nice way to support their clients.

Our Weekend

We had a busy weekend once again, and we spent it with friends! Boy, I love this month of August!

We brought Alex to her doctor for a monthly checkup. She still hasn't gained weight though. Aaaargggh! She hasn't been eating lately. All she wants is to drink milk and that's it. I just hope the appetite stimulant would work on her this time.

And then our Saturday night was spent with my high school friends at our place to celebrate my birthday in advance and housewarming too. Will post more of that soon.

We were also happy to have spent our Sunday morning at Isabella's baptism in Paranaque. I was one of the Godmothers by the way. Haaaay, I just love babies! Seeing them makes you hope and makes you appreciate life more.

Hubby and I had been talking about having a baby soon. Unfortunately, we had different views about it and if that's the case, then it's not yet time. I just pray that God will bless us both with more patience, maturity and understanding before a new baby comes into the family.


And the highlight of my weekend, I was able to scrap, finally! Our JULY 2007 Highlights of the month!

July 2007
Credits here.

Have a great week everyone!

Real Estate

Real Estate is one of the investments that I want or plan to have in the future. Some people might choose to have cars or jewelries, but for me real estate is the best option. There are several out there that I want to have like the Miami real estate. Since it is in Florida, I believe that it is a perfect location. Beach is just nearby and Disneyworld is just a drive away! For me, when I get to have this, I couldn't ask for more!

save our homes

Rica and Jon's Big Day!

Last Sunday was the big day of Rica and Jon! It was very memorable since my friends and I helped with the coordination of the processional and recessional. It was a very nice wedding. I just can't believe that they're married!

Rica has been my friend since 1993. I met her during our YFC Youth Camp and then the rest was history! We would meet up (with Mage, Farrah, and Ercs) at least every 2 months and the funny thing is that we would just talk for hours reminiscing about the old times.

Rica and Jon got married at Sanctuario de San Jose and reception followed at Oasis. I loooove the place. The garden outside the reception area has a Zen type landscaping and I just love it!

I've also met a few old friends there and it was fun, fun, fun!

Sanctuario de San Jose Church
Sanctuario de San Jose

The groom and his friend
The Groom and his friend

The Bride
The Pretty Bride

Me, Ercs, Farrah, and Mage
"The Church Coordinators"

Farrah, Ercs, Mage, Me, and Marlon

with the Bride
with the Bride!

Group Picture
with the Bride and Groom

Rica and Jon Dancing
I love their first Dance!

To Rica and Jon, Congratulations! May you have lots of kids and more and more blessings in your married life!

Alive Blog Directory

I've been blogging for a year already yet this is the first time that I've encountered a blog directory. Alive Blog Directory is one and it is built on the established and trusted main Alive Directory resource. The nice thing about this is that it offers a comprehensive selection of blog categories, deep link submission options, and much more. It's like when you are looking for a blog, all you have to do is choose the category and then they will direct you to it. When I first heard of this, I associate it to a search engine, but in a simpler way. It's like a "search engine for blogs". And it's very helpful I can say. What they also do is that the standard and featured listings in their website are available with yearly and permanent submission options. It's so easy to submit your blog there. Just click on the submit link option and then you will be redirected to the form that is easy to fill-out. Just choose the category you want your blog to be listed and then you're good to go!

Whiney Baby

Well, as of this writing, I've been hiding from Alex ever since she woke up after her afternoon nap. I don't know what got into her but she has been soooo whiney these days (or weeks?) and would cry if I hand her to her yaya. She's been like this for 2 weeks already and she just doesn't want to be carried by ANYONE except me. Even her Dada. She would just cling to me and never wanted to let go. She was never like this. When she was still a baby, she didn't even go thru that stage of "pangingilala", or is this that stage already?

And now, I can't even go to the restroom if I want to. When she sees me, she would just whine and cry and then hug me sooo tight as if I'm gonna leave her anytime soon.

But the funny thing is, when I'm not beside her (or at least when she cannot see me somewhere), she is OK. She would just do the normal things like play, laugh, run, etc...

Tell me, is this the start of the "Terrible Two" stage? Is Alex entering the toddler phase?

Oh my, I don't think I'm ready yet!!!

Get Together with Hubby's Friends

Last Saturday, Hubby and I hosted a housewarming/late-birthday-celebration with Hubby's friends. It was just a simple party. 6 of his friends went and the party ended around 12 midnight. Yes! It was early!

One of the couple brought their 3 year old daughter who was sooo cute. Alex got excited to have a playmate for the night. Sayang, I wasn't able to take pictures because I was so busy talking with our friends while Alex and Ishi were busy playing. LOL!

Anyway, I prepared the dinner. I didn't cook the dinner (LOL!) but, I was the one who "conceptualized" the menu and made the salad. Good enough, right?

Ok, so here's what we prepared:

KANI and MANGO SALAD - My Fave! Siempre, "Love your own". LOL!

BEEF KALDERETA - this one we bought like 2 kilos of beef but good thing we didn't cook all the 2 kilos since some of Hubby's friends came from a party too.

LECHON MANOK - the easiest, we just bought 1 whole chicken across the street. hehe!

PANCIT CANTON (Wok-king) - I started to appreciate their pansit ever since we transferred here. It was so cheap, p200 good for 10 people. Not bad, right?

and BEER, BEER, and BEER!

Some of Hubby's friends thought it was a drinking night. So there were still so much food after the party.

But, the most important thing here is that everybody had FUN! And even Alex had fun too (who, by the way, slept around 12 midnight na!)! LOL!

Dell Memory

I need to upgrade my computer's memory and I'm thinking of getting a Dell Memory. Aside from being in the market for several years already, I believe that the memory that I will be buying would last for several years as well. They have this support team on their website who helps out in the upgrade and helps choosing the right specification of every computer. Which I think would be really helpful especially to the people who are not into those hardware stuff like myself.

Bar Stools for our Kitchen

One thing that I would definitely buy (when I have the budget) are the bar stools for our modularized kitchen. When I first saw the transparent stools at home depot, I instantly fell in love with it. Since the breakfast nook is in between our dining and kitchen, those stools go well with both areas. I believe that stools are getting popular these days. What I like about it is that it's so easy to clean and would not go out of style.

I Had a Busy Weekend

Our weekend was packed with parties! And I will post another two separate entries for these since both occasions are just worth sharing. Our Saturday night was spent with Hubby's college friends. And our Sunday afternoon till evening was spent with my YFC/SFC friends during Rica's wedding.

Oh, it was a busy weekend but we surely had a great time with our friends. Alex on the other hand, spent her Sunday with her Lola, Tito Dandy, and Tita Trish. They went to mass and then had dinner after. She had a great time as well. :)


Since I love travelling, I've always wanted to have a good and sturdy luggage sets, which, I know are expensive. I feel like if I save for it, I'd rather spend the money for shopping or for the plane ticket. I found one source for luggages which is on sale right now though. It's called LuggageSource and they seem to offer all the brands there. Just checked their website and they are on sale up to 50 - 70%. I just hope I get to own one before our next travel.


This is my long overdue post about the two parties that we've attended last July.

Julian's Birthday at Big Red Barn

Alex and the rest of the kids at the party had a blast! It was our first time there and when I entered the place, I just felt that it was so magical. I love it! And I'm sure Alex loved it too. There was a play area at the corner of the venue and the kids just can't get enough of it. It was fun, fun, fun!

The food was great too. They served spaghetti, chicken, fish fillet, french fries, and hotdogs. It's nice to celebrate kids' birthdays here. The guests will surely love it.

Julian's Party at Big Red Barn

Julian's Party at Big Red Barn

Julian's Party at Big Red Barn

Julian's Party at Big Red Barn

Julian's Party at Big Red Barn

Julian's Party at Big Red Barn

Joaquim's Baptism at Mario's Kitchen

Joaquim's baptism was early. It was around 8 AM, and brunch was served after at Mario's Kitchen around 9:30 AM. The food was great and the coffee too. I also love the chocolate cupcakes!

Joaquim's Baptism Reception at Mario's Kitchen

Joaquim's Baptism Reception at Mario's Kitchen

Joaquim's Baptism Reception at Mario's Kitchen

I just love going to parties! Except for the fact that I love to eat, I just love to mingle with friends and relax and just forget about everything for a few hours. LOL! But of course, hosting a party is another story.

Need a Boat Insurance?

Do you have a boat? And do you plan of getting a boat insurance? I would say that Cover my Boat is the perfect choice. They offer varieties of insurance for every situation. They offer quick and straightforward quotations for every insurance needs. They also have hassle-free renewals wherein they send reminders if the insurance needs to be renewed. And they said that it's so simple to make a claim with them. There are just four to five steps that you have to follow and then you are good to go. And of course, one thing that I would recommend is to try their online quotation. Within minutes you would know how much would it cost for everything. And their system is user-friendly too. No need to be technical to be able to use it. To get an approved insurance it would only take up to 24 hours and within these hours they would be able to provide an accurate boat insurance quote.

Modern Furnitures, Anyone?

I've always dreamt of a modern/Japanese kind of setup for my house. I've been to a lot of spas and I wanted to incorporate that theme/motif for our house, especially our bedroom. Since Hubby is into modern theme, we ended up in having a modern bedroom. There are several modern furnitures available in the market nowadays. One of these is the A2Z Home Center.com. Their products are unique and have exclusive models, colors and styles. Their prices are below than anyone in the industry. All stocks are in New Jersey and can be delivered very fast anywhere in US. But their products can also be picked up or shipped anywhere in the US for a flat fee. What I love the most is their beds and night tables which have wenge finish. It looks so similar to our kitchen and window panels. And I love these also since it goes well with the color of the wall of our bedroom. Just as what I've imagined!

Weird Things About Me

I've been tagged by Jacqui here. Thanks Jacqui! :)

- I had a security "jacket" (while sleeping) until I was in grade school. LOL!

- When I was in the US, I would turn on the heater even if it's summer (just to maintain the temperature in my hotel room)!

- I've been wanting to spend a long vacation but when I was on leave for a week (because of internet connection) it made me crazy and bored! LOL!

- I've been with IT for 7 years now but I'm not really that TECHNICAL

- I eat almost everything (Durian, Ampalaya, Okra, etc...) except for sardines. Weird huh?

That's it! So, any of you interested in doing this? Go tag yourself and let me know. ;)

My Weekend Update --> "Me" time

Hubby and I had a huge fight last Friday. Yes, it was petty but boy, it took days for us to patch up. So, Saturday came and since I didn't see any effort from him for our fight to be over, so, guess what I did!?

I left the house and watched movie by myself! I realized that I've been in the house for weeks (or a month), and I haven't had that "ME" time for quite sometime now. I've been taking care of the house, Hubby, and Alex that I forgot how much I needed space and time for myself.

So I left the house without any plans of where I'm going. Good thing my friend Mage is supposed to be coming over my place so I decided to meet her somewhere instead. I watched Rush Hour 3 and it was fun! After the movie, I met up with Mage, talked for awhile, had coffee, then we watched Harry Potter 5. LOL!

I know, I know, 2 movies in 1 day! It was crazy but I had so much fun. After the movie, Mage and I had dinner then finally went home.

I also bought a puzzle for Alex's room. I don't know, I remember Hubby and I wanted to buy one and it would be our "project" together.

So, when I got home, Hubby saw the puzzle. He said let's do it (the puzzle) together now. Without speaking to each other (LOL!), we were able to finish half of it.

Then in the morning, I finally came up to him to talk about our "issues". Maybe I had the guts because I had that space that I needed and I was able to unwind and think about things.

Well, we are doing ok now. We had breakfast after we talked and things are back to normal now.

Thank God, Alex has no fever anymore too.

But, it's me whose not feeling well now. :( I have colds and I'm having sore throat. So forgive me for just blabbing here. LOL!

Anyway, the moral of my story!? Buy puzzle! LOL! Seriously, I realized that it would really be nice to have something you and your Hubby can do. It can be renovation of the house, reading a book together, go out on a date, do household chores together, or do badminton. My sister even suggested that we do BOXING together. Hmmm, good idea! I'll probably talk to Hubby later about this.

Have a good week everyone! (*wink*)

Pulitzer Prize-winner's speech

This one I got from my friend thru email and is a very nice read that I would like to share...

This was a speech made by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anna Quindlen at the graduation ceremony of an American university where she was awarded an Honorary PhD.

"I'm a novelist. My work is human nature. Real life is all I know. Don't ever confuse the two, your life and your work. You will walk out of here this afternoon with only one thing that no one else has. There will be hundreds of people out there with your same degree: there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for a living. But you will be the only person alive who has sole custody of your life. Your particular life. Your entire life. Not just your life at a desk or your life on a bus or in a car or at the computer. Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart. Not just your bank accounts but also your soul.

People don't talk about the soul very much anymore. It's so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit. But a resume is cold comfort on a winter's night, or when you're sad, or broke, or lonely, or when you've received your test results and they're not so good.

Here is my resume: I am a good mother to three children. I have tried never to let my work stand in the way of being a good parent. I no longer consider myself the centre of the universe. I show up. I listen. I try to laugh. I am a good friend to my husband. I have tried to make marriage vows mean what they say. I am a good friend to my friends and them to me. Without them, there would be nothing to say to you today, because I would be a cardboard cut out. But I call them on the phone and I meet them for lunch. I would be rotten, at best mediocre, at my job if those other things were not true.

You cannot be really first rate at your work if your work is all you are. So here's what I wanted to tell you today: Get a life. A real life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, the bigger pay cheque, the larger house. Do you think you'd care so very much about those things if you blew an aneurysm one afternoon or found a lump in your breast?

Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze at the seaside, a life in which you stop and watch how a red-tailed hawk circles over the water, or the way a baby scowls with concentration when she tries to pick up a sweet with her thumb and first finger.

Get a life in which you are not alone. Find people you love, and who love you. And remember that love is not leisure, it is work. Pick up the phone. Send an email. Write a letter. Get a life in which you are generous. And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money you would have spent on beer and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a big brother or sister. All of you want to do well. But if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough.

It is so easy to waste our lives, our days, our hours, and our minutes. It is so easy to take for granted the colour of our kids' eyes, the way the melody in a symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again. It is so easy to exist instead of to live.

I learned to live many years ago. I learned to love the journey, not the destination. I learned that it is not a dress rehearsal, and that today is the only guarantee you get. I learned to look at all the good in the world and try to give some of it back because I believed in it, completely and utterly. And I tried to do that, in part, by telling others what I had learned. By telling them this: Consider the lilies of the field. Look at the fuzz on a baby's ear. Read in the back yard with the sun on your face.

Learn to be happy. And think of life as a terminal illness, because if you do, you will live it with joy and passion as it ought to be lived".

Happy Birthday Mommy!

It's my mother-in-law's birthday today! And I'm sure she will have a loooot of blessings in her life because it has been raining for the whole day!

We celebrated her birthday last Sunday at Circles, Shang. And boy, the buffet was great! Although Hubby had only appetizers then after that had stomachache. Sayang, he wasn't able to enjoy the food unlike me who had 5 plates! LOL!

I didn't eat breakfast that day (bad example!) just to maximize the lunch that we'll be having. (*grin*)

After having buffet at several hotels now (Circles, Heat, Spiral), for me, Circles is still the best out there. Spiral got more options to choose from, but Circles, my, I think I wanted to try almost all the food there!

Ok, here goes the food that I ate there (actually, what I wanted to do was I would at least try everything there even if I ate it in small amount...) :

1st plate: Salad and appetizers. I love the cheese with strawberry appetizer. It was so yummy, I had to get 1 more.

2nd plate: California Maki, Steamed Shrimp and Lobster, and other sushi stuff

3rd plate: My Main Course, Shrimp and Fish, RoastBeef, Steak, Potato/Zuchini/Mushrooms, Sausage, and Asparagus. This plate is heavenly!

The Main Course

4th plate: At this time, my MIL was so happy with me that she said, "at least di ako lugi sayo". LOL! I had Chicken Shawarma, Vietnamese Rice, Shrimp, Beef with lemongrass, etc...

5th plate: The last but not the least, the dessert and turkish coffee. The coffee was so bitter for me but it went so well with the chocolate cake, tiramisu, and creme bulee.

Oh man, I had a grand time eating! I felt like I haven't eaten in ages. LOL! Anyway, here are more of our pictures after our lunch. Thanks for looking! :)






Daddy was singing with the guys!


funny pic!

To my mother-in-law: Happy, Happy Birthday! We love you!

I Need to Re-design my Blog!

Yes, I've been seeing those black lines at my right menu for a week now, which means that the image that i've linked here is probably not available anymore. So, it just means that I need to revamp my blog!

But, because I'm so busy with everything, I can't just find the time to do it.

So, please bear with me and my blog and hopefully "sipagin" ako one of these days.

Have a great week everyone!

Kitchen Faucets

Choosing kitchen faucets was a breeze. As long as we had the sink in mind and how is it going to be setup, we didn't have a hard time choosing the perfect faucet for our kitchen. Just one look and we knew it was the one. Kind of dramatic and corny here, but I think it's just one of the few things that we didn't have a hard time deciding. But our sofa is another story.

It's been a Year...

...since I started with my work-from-home setup. Aug. 1, 2006. That was the date! Wow, and it's been a year!

I remember my first day at work (from home). I was using my sister's WIFI and it was raining! Boy, my internet connection was really bad. I was so stressed out because I was afraid that my boss might think that I might not be fit for the job (since having a good internet connection was one of the requirements). My boss gave me my first task after a few days, had a hard time understanding it since he sent it thru email and it was saved as an mp3!

After a month or so, it was like I was in a roller-coaster ride. There are tasks that I would complete without errors but some tasks are completed WITH errors. So, I never thought I'd make it to the regularization part.

But God has HIS plans. HE made me make it for a year! And now that I'm making calls, everything is just perfect! My job now is basically stress-free (well almost stress-free) compared to my old job. I guess this is what I've been asking and God just made everything fell into place.

I believe that God is a God of order. He fixes our lives and although sometimes there are situations that you think is impossible to get through, there's just that DAY that all the solutions would just arrive. And sometimes the funny thing is that it will arrive at the SAME time.

As the saying goes, "When it RAINS, it POURS".

July Monthly Roundup

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
- Real Living magazine
- Meg (hihihi, this magazine is sooo for teens!)

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?
- Transformers (love it!)

What special days did I celebrate and how?
- Hubby's birthday!
- Julian's 1st birthday
- Our house blessing
- Rica's bridal shower
- Joaquim's Baptism

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
- We gave Julian a toy car and Joaquim a nice toy for his stroller.
- I treated Hubby to the movie! LOL!
- We received some stuff for the house during the house blessing (thanks to my in-laws!)

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
- Thank God, none. We just got too tired during the blessing but again, we thank God that neither Hubby nor I got sick. And Alex was well too.

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
- Movie with Hubby as his birthday celebration
- Surprising Rica for her bridal shower
- Is transferring to a new house considered as a fun thing that we did? LOL!

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
- we ordered chicken pastel and tiramisu from Conti's. Pastel was just ok, but Tiramisu was the best!
- Lechon from Ping-ping's. It was cheap. The skin was good but there was not enough meat.
- I also tried the Kani and Mango Salad (a new recipe from my friend). It was yummy!

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
- more stuff for the house

What were this month's disappointments?
- Well, we were stressed out during the transfer but other than that, everything went well.

What were my accomplishments this month?
- Being able to transfer to our new home

I love this month of July! Although I could say that July has been the most tiring month of the year - so far!

How about you? How was your month of July? :)

Carey Cabin Rentals

When I was in the US, my boss there would usually tell me stories about their cabin and how it would be so romantic to go there especially in the winter. She and her husband would just spend the weekend there without the kids. According to her, their cabin was really a good investment. But nowadays, there are actually Pigeon Forge cabin rental where you can enjoy the same luxuries. You don't have to own one. All you need is to rent for the weekend and doesn't have to worry about anything!