Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
During our cleaning session, one of our suprevisors was in the ladder dusting up the not so high ceiling. Accidentally, she fell down from the top to the floor. I had the loudest screamed ever that caught the attention of my co-employees working in some areas of the building. I witnessed the said FALL together with the other three employees cleaning nearby.
We're so nervous, scared and almost called 911 but the victim told us not to. Praised God that she was okay and came back to work the next day with all her mights and strengths as if nothing had happen to her.
Because of all our hard works, our work place looks very neat and organized. Kudos to EVERYONE!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Now, we're back watering our plants and grass manually.
FIL and BIL are working hard fixing the whole system and replacing some parts. Our house was built back in the 60's and for sure our sprinkler system was kind of obselete. Meaning need to be replace...that's according to the expert kunohay, my FIL.
My neighbor just walked across today while we're watering our grass and we had a good chitchat. Our major topic was the sprinkler system since she saw us watering using the hose.
I was terrified (Huh!) when she told me that they just had a new sprinkler system installed and paid closed to 4,000.00. Oh my golash! What a great amount to spend. I can smell another expenses in our very own pocket if FIL and BIL can't fix the said sprinkler.
Poor them, they're digging some dirt and opening the hole where the main line of the sprinkler system is.
Ang bata makapungot man tuod pero kon pahiyuman ka ug halokan ka morag mawala jud ang imong kalagot ug mobanos ang pagpangga ug pagmahal. Mao ni siya life sa usa ka inahan.
Last July, 2009 all analog TV transmissions were being replaced with digital. The year 2009 is a little far off, but going to digital for every company in the world isn’t going to be an easy undertaking. Joe Barton, a representative from the state of Texas says that this is “a great technical revolution that has been in the making for years”. Not only will the picture be improved for everybody, but the sound also gets a lot better.
If we will just to buy a new Digital TV might as well find a digital satellite provider too. In our case, we have Direct TV as our provider. We enjoy the Direct TV deals like the free movie channels for three months. Hubby can't take his eyes from the HBO, Show Time, Max and more. We will see if he will keep all these movie channels after the time expired.
Another good news, we got the discount from directtv.com too. Hubby used to work for Qwest company and seems like Direct TV and Qwest Communications have an agreement to give discount for those employees who subscribed to Direct TV.
Right at this moment, I'm watching "Umagang Kay Ganda" (What a Beautiful Morning) from an International channel brought to you by DirectTV.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Jewels by Park-Lane is kind of classy though. I told myself not to order one but my eyes was magnitized by the watch "night moves" as being called.
You have to pay the first item with the highest amount, then you can get 3 items for the amount of $12.00 each equal to the amount of the first item and then the 5th item will be for free which is equal to the 1st item you pay. Yeah, it's kind of confusing how I explained but if you want further info just message me. This good deal will be until Tuesday only.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
When I came home, it was past 8:00 PM and Hubby asked about our trip and how our Angelina behaved. What can I say? Of course, I said the truth, nothing but the truth!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
One thing that she always utters from her mouth is to take some piano lesson.
Goodness gracious! It's another bill that I have to include in our budget soon.
I've heard and listen to someone's advise to let our child starts the lesson when she knows how to read and write.
Well, I found this site online that offers piano video tutorials and teach someone on step by step basis mastering the art of improvisation. Learning how to play and listen the piano chords is very interesting and challenging. I would say, it would be a great idea of my girl and I to get together this tutorial video piano lesson online.
I will give my husband a heads up with regards to this matter. What do you think?
I asked about how to get in the program and what's the qualification. Based from what she said, I'm 100% sure, our girl can get in since I only works part time and my husband is retired. Our income is below poverty line...how's that? Oh! oh! just come down, don't panic for another free opportunity...lolz! Just be thankful of what we have, di ba! Blessings will come and go in so many different ways. Besides, we're following the proper documentation and the legal process..uha!
Anyway, I called the number that my friend gave me and talked to the lady in-charged.
They just did the last screening and interview yesterday. The class is already full. I asked if I can put Angelina on the waiting lists in case someone will withdraw. She takes my words but there's no guarantee for an opening. It's part of life and there's no need to get violent and wild because I didn't get what I want...toink!
For sure, I have two other options on where I put my child for her preschool. I choose the one at my work place where she normally goes. The fee is minimal for the rich but for us being poor, it's kind of hard. I have to pay $48.00 per session. The session is only 7 meetings for two hours. Not bad, right? It's about a month, meeting twice a week for two hours.
Our girl needs it in preparation for her kindergarten. That is why, I don't mind spending a meager budget with regards to her schooling. We want what is best for her while we can. Life is too short so, we want her to enjoy and explore the outside world away from home.
Goodnight and sweet dreams!
Death in the family is kind of sad but life is life. We only have two choices... to live or to die!
The two of us has something in common, if it's time for that person to go, it must be without holding back.
Everything happen for a reason, right?
There was one time, Hubby and I were laying down in our grassy backyard looking up the blue sky. We like jokes a lot and he likes to tickle me together with our little girl. As if were young teenagers, rolling, crawling and chasing each others.
I was out of breathed when I was tickled with my two monkeys.
"You, guys are trying to kill me ha, stop it now!" I begged and at the same time laughing.
"Why would, we do that?" my hubby's reply with a genuine laughter.
"It's because you keep going even though, I said stop," I was really breathing hard.
"Oh Dear, it's part of the fun," according to my giggly husband.
"Do you want me to tickle you hard, let's see if you survived," I was laughing too.
"You want me to die, ha and I know when I died, I bet you will be dancing like crazy on top of my grave," his joke to me.
I throw back the joke to him, "I won't do that, there's gonna be a lot of bulging eyes watching over me, maybe alone in our bedroom, I will."
Poor Angelina, she was confused for a minute or two...lolz!
"You guys are funny, I love you, Mama and Dada," her masterpiece.
I love my FAMILY. To be honest, we don't have a boring life. Hubby may not be healthy as he was before but we still cracked up with lots of jokes and laughter inside our house. Of course, we have those normal fights as a couple too. Who in the world would say that their marriage is perfect...sorry, I will never believe you. Why hide your foul smell? Har! har! It will end up to a nervous breakdown for holding those feelings inside...wink! Enjoy life to the fullest while we can...life is too short to pretend...ahhhhh!
Just show your love to your loved ones and keep the LOVE on fire.
Just throwing some thoughts....
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
As a future mentor to be, one of the major subjects that's worth fighting for was music education.
Learning all those notes including the ma-me-mi-mu-mo voice lesson was a great challenge for me. I'm not the best singer but I can sing with proper tune and diction. I can be one monotonous person at one time but as the saying says, constant practice makes perfect.
Anyway, the most awaited part of the music lesson I had was the piano manipulation. I remembered, our group had to walk acrossed the street from the Katipunan Hall to the Guy Hall where our very talented music professor, Joseph Basa was waiting for us.
Through Mr. Basa's endless effort in imparting his knowledge, I learned how to read music and and even got a free sheet music from him. Thank you professor for your hard work and patience in dealing with the education students.
Looking back, my background in music was just the basic one. I want to expand more the horizon in the music world specially that I now have a family of my own. Almost everyone knew, (thru my blog) that I have an active toddler that likes to sing and play on her piano.
I would say, it's a perfect timing for me to discover this site online that deals with sight reading for my child's needs in terms of music and piano or keyboarding in general. So, if you are interested, just clicked the highlighted links above and try it for yourself.
Monday, August 17, 2009
When I signed up for a popular Internet social network, I was shocked to be greeted with the words, "You have no friends." Although I knew it was untrue, I still felt sad for a moment. The idea that anyone, even an impersonal Web site, would call me friendless was upsetting...char!
FRIENDS are ESSENTIAL for our emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
True and genuine friends listen to our heartaches without blaming us for having problems. They defend us when we're under attack. (Of course in some circumstances and with validity...lolz!)
They are happy when we succeed (not to put us down) and sad when we fail ( always there for u to comfort) . They give us wise counsel to keep us from making foolish choices (trying to be a good a person infront of someone but back stab you behind...instead of being a peacemaker, tend to add flame to the fire). A true friend, may even risk making us angry for the sake of making us right. My friends have done all this and more for me.
For me, perhaps the best-known friendship in the Bible is that of Jonathan and David. Jonathan was heir to the throne of his father Saul. But he knew that the Lord had chosen David for the role, so he risked his own life to save his friend.
As the bible shows us, we need to choose friends carefully (proverbs 12:26). The very best friends are those who are friends with God and who strengthen our relationship with Him. (1Sam 23:16).
I do not ask for many friends, but give me, Lord, the few whose loyalty and faithfulness are first of all to YOU!
I'm just glad to have this kind of friends who are God-fearing and loving individual. To all my FRIENDS out there, thank you for your true friendship.
"True friends are like diamonds-precious and rare.
HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!!!
I LOVE YOU ALL FRIENDS AND GOD BLESS OUR NEVER ENDING LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP! CHEERS!!!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
We started our fun at 11:00 AM in Ate Caroline's abode. Supposedly, we will grill some fish and pork but it was raining though. We're hoping for the next session, you know?
The three of us, Mabs, Moi and Eva cooked some dried fish after the rain quit for a while.
There was no occasion but there we're lots of food in the table that Ate Caroline prepared: Rice Noodles, Sinigang na Baka, Kaldereta, Humbang Langka, Fried Tofu, Dried Fish. For our desserts: Sliced Pineapple, Cherries, Apples, Water Melon and Grapes.
The chitchat was fun and meaty. There's something that we're looking forward. I can't wait that time and hopefully I can together with the gang. The proposal will be in 2011. There's still some feasibility studies to undergo. We had fun singing without finishing each song that we chose. It was kind of unusual, seems like we're all interested in talking than singing.
Since the weather was kind of gloomy, we agreed to go hiking in a walking trail nearby.
After our walking exercise, we go back to Ate caroline's place and rested while chatting again.
Before the sun set, we all have our second batch of eating session, our dinner. The first one was a lunch date...lolz! It's our tradition and custom to clean after our messed. The three of us were having the bayanihan in cleaning the dining table, the kitchen and washing all the pots, pans and silverwares after our eating session.
What a great day!
Friday, August 14, 2009
When I was a bachelorette, I have one of the wishes in life that someday my one true love would put a proper engagement ring on my finger. It did happen one romantic night at Bohol Tropics Hotel and Resorts, where we had a fine dining with my fiance, now my husband.
My husband proposed to me that night with a tiny box that he pulled out from his pocket. I was so happy and surprised when he opened the box and took out the diamond engagement ring and slide it in my tiny ring finger. I was speechless! I feel like, I was a very special woman to him. I was very emotional, thinking I will be marrying soon to the man of my dream, where it really happen to my one and only husband. I will cherish that moment for the rest of my life.
For me, any ring to signify our engagement is acceptable. I didn't mind how cheap or expensive the platinum engagement ring my husband gave to me when he proposed, what matter most is his love and sincerity to me.
To those people out there who are planning to get engage to the love of their life for eternity, I found this site online that have great selections of jewelry. Check out www.jewelryvortex.com for the kind of jewelry that you need. Mind you, they have a wide variety or selections of diamond engagement rings. Their shipping is fast and guaranteed to be in a good quality.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
It's a matter of life. As always, we have to be always prepared and ready for any upcoming transition that may come along our way.
It's kind of tough but we have to face the reality. As the saying, "Only changed is permanent".
By now, we're all aware (at work) that a number of personnel actions took place last Monday. These actions included lay-offs, reclassifications and reductions in hours.
As a matter of fact, it was being aired in the radio and broadcast in Channel 9.
Life, you will never know...just hang on to Him no matter what. Our job may not be stable but our life in general will be if we trust HIM. God will make a way for us!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I promised to him that I would be very careful not to cut my hands, fingers and the cord hanging ...wink! I was being challenged by our across neighbor who is 82 year old woman mowing and trimming their bushes. It's just a matter of practice and time that I will get use to it.
It wasn't bad at all! I have three bushes to trim if I want to. Now that my husbandry allowed me to use his machine, it would be more easier and faster instead of a regular scissor.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Every six months, we have to change it per Sears Manual, I'm not sure how accurate it is. What I don't like about the racket, every six months, the price keep increasing...sighed! I am wondering if having those filtered big galloons of water would be cheaper than buying the filter. We will see after I will do some research and canvassing regarding this matter. Normally in our household, we both use tap water and filtered one. It's a combination, as a matter of fact.
While I was at Sears, I told myself not to buy anything but I saw all those yellow color bold letters about sales items. I looked some and I was tempted to buy from $2.99 and up for children's clothing and adults. Hmmmm....great for my balikbayan boxes, perfect timing for Christmas. They were all clothing and shoes. Seldom, I can grab this kind of discount. I know we're on recession but sometimes we need it. I had six sacks on my hand when I left the mall.
My Ma was so happy seeing what I bought and so with my girl. I bought for everybody even those who are 8, ooo miles away.
While we were sorting out, our doorbell was ringing. A friend dropped by and we had a great time talking then later we went to our little garden and picked up some vegetables.
I had an eating session that day and I was kind of tired already but still made it through the night. We had Pansit Luglog, Chicken Arrozcaldo (pardon for the spelling), dried fish and Cassava Cake. I was so stuffed for our tiny fellowship.
Hubby was shaking his head of all the energy I had all day and night long.
After our girl fall asleep, I asked my Dearpie if he can watch TV downstairs or lay in the couch so I can finish up with my "bituing walang ningning" soap in our bedroom. He was in the good mood and my wish was granted. My! did I go to bed by 1:30 AM and so with my neighboring friend...lolz! Hubby woke me up since I fall asleep with my movie marathon was on. He turned off the TV and we both embraced and cuddled each other to bed. I woke up at 8:30 AM, not too bad. I had 7 hours of sleep which is a good sign.
I have to go now and do some working here in my workplace. Have a great Monday morning!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Being a woman in our house, I love shopping for items that I want. With the help of our advanced technology, I don't have to get out from our house and go hopping from one mall to another to shop for the things that I like. With just a click of the mouse, shoppers like me can buy nearly any product online--from groceries, clothing, apparels, jewelries, shoes and home decors.
As a consumer like me, I can shop at thousands of online stores and pay for their purchases without leaving the comfort of home. It's juts like the internet has taken the place of Saturday afternoon window shopping at the mall. Also, making payments of our purchases is a simple and secure process.
I found this kind of brand on line at Zappos.com. It's called Ed Hardy. It's one of a kind look and lifestyle that's truly unmistakable. Ed Hardy has become synonymous with edgy, rock n' roll-inspired style. This brand is truly for their use of dazzling rhinestones, vivid colors, and awesome images.
What's great about this place online, it's free shipping both ways and it is 365-day return policy.Check it out for yourself and enjoy shopping to this online store.
When I first received an award.. I can't remember who's who. There's a lot out there for grab but sometimes with my hectic schedule, I have to lie-low with those kind of award. Not that I don't like them or the person giving to me is not my friend but simply I have other stuff to do.
Just this very early morning "dawn" as I opened my Bits and Pieces world, I got a message from my new found blogging friend, Jetnah stating that I have an award for grab on her site.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am so proud to copy and paste the "Loyal Friend and Visitor Award" in my own small world. It's my pleasure! Thank you, Jetnah for remembering and passing on the chain of friendship in the blogging industry. I like the butterfly logo and it reminded me when I was in primary school chasing all those butterflies and dragonflies in our school's flower garden.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
BELATED HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
IF YOU STILL REMEMBER , THIS WAS THE SEASON THAT BOTH OF US LEAD TO KEEP OURSELVES BEING NEAR UNTIL YOU HAVE ENTRUSTED TO ME YOUR SWEET "YES".
IT'S OUR ANNIVERSARY TODAY, FEBRUARY 23, THE UNFORGETTABLE DATE WHICH I COULD NOT EASILY FORGET. THE DATE WHEREIN AT THE BEGINNING THERE WAS NO RESERVE THINKING THAT IT COULD BE IN VAIN. PERHAPS, FOR YOU IT HAS NO VALUE BUT FOR ME IT HAS A GREATEST IMPACT ON MY BEING .
FOR THE FEW DAYS OR EVEN WEEKS OF OUR RELATIONSHIP, IT HAS TAUGHT ME AND EVEN FOUND MYSELF HOW SWEET AND VALUABLE ALL THE LITTLE ACTS AND KINDNESS YOU HAVE SHOWN ON ME AND THOSE LITTLE THINGS REALLY DEVELOP INTO ITS DEEPEST SENSE. TO RECALL, THE CARE THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN WHEN WE WOKE UP EARLY, PREPARING A CUP OF MILK AND BREAD AND SOMETIMES FRUIT. ALL THOSE GENTLENESS ARE BEING TREASURED INTO MY MEMORY.
IT DOESN'T HURT ME WHEN ALMOST ALL THE TIME YOU DENY OUR RELATIONSHIP AND EVEN IN THE LAST FEW DAYS YOU FIRMLY DENY THAT NOTHING HAS BIND US BECAUSE THAT WAS OUR AGREEMENT BEFORE . IT IS NOT EASY TO BEAR WHEN SOMEONE NEGLECTED YOU OR EVEN OUTCASTED IN A FEELING THAT EVEN HIMSELF ONLY KNEW.
FROM ALL THOSE TRIALS ON ME, I EVEN THANKED THAT OUR RELATIONSHIP ONLY LASTED FOR FEW MONTHS BECAUSE FROM THESE MONTHS, THE PAIN THAT I FELT IS UNBEARABLE AND COULD BE FORGOTTEN BY THE IMPULSE OF THE MOMENT. WHAT IF OUR RELATIONSHIP LASTED FOR YEARS AND AT THE END YOU WILL NOT BE MINE? PERHAPS, THE ONLY THING THAT COULD TREAT OR SOLVE THIS IS A TRAGEDY.
I CAN'T FORGET YOU. FORGETTING YOU IS LIKE KILLING ME WITH A THOUSAND DAGGERS. YES, YOU KNEW ALREADY THAT I HAVE A NEW GIRLFRIEND BUT THIS WOMAN IS ONLY AN INSTRUMENT TO PACIFY FROM THE UNBEARBALE PAINS FROM THE FRUSTRATIONS I HAVE EXPERINECED IN YOU.
SOMETIMES, I AM UNAWARE THAT TEARS ARE FALLING DOWN ON MY CHEEKS AND THAT WAS THE TIME THAT LEADS ME TO THINK WHETHER I AM INSANE OR NOT. GOOD THAT AT THAT TIME THERE WAS M AND C WHO LISTENED TO ME, CONFIDING TO THEM ALL THE BURDENS I HAVE FELT. THEY CONSOLED ME AND IN THEIR YOUNGER AGES, YOU COULD HARDLY BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN GIVE SUGGESTIONS WHICH CAN EASE OUT PROBLEMS LIKE THIS.
IF ONLY I COULD MOVE MOUNTAINS, I'LL DO IT FOR YOU BUT AS SIMPLE AS I AM, I'M HELPLESS AND ONLY RESORTED TO FANTASY.
I UNDERSTAND YOUR PART. YOU DID IT FOR YOUR FAMILY AND THAT IS THE FIRST FACTOR WHY I CONSENTED AND AGREED WITH YOUR PROPOSAL. I ALREADY ACCEPTED THE REALITY THAT WE ARE NOT MEANT FOR EACH OTHER AND ONLY TIME WILL TELL WHETHER OR NOT WE'LL FIND OUR WAYS.
I KNOW YOU ARE VERY HAPPY NOWADAYS WITH YOUR LOVING HUSBAND AND I JUST HOPE THAT GOD WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU AND HIM. WISHING THAT BOTH OF YOU WILL HAVE A FRUITFUL DAYS AHEAD.
I'M SORRY IF I DISTURB YOU BUT IT IS ONLY IN THIS WAY WHERE I COULD ESSAY ALL THE SENTIMENTS I HAD. JUST INCLUDE ME ALSO IN YOUR PRAYERS THAT I STILL CAN SUFFER ALL THE REMAINING TRIALS THAT COME MY WAY BECAUSE IT SEEMS NOWADAYS THAT I WANT TO STOP EVERYTHING, BREATHING OR LIVING.
I'M HOPELESS AND IT SEEMS FOR ME THAT I HAVE NO PLACE TO ENJOY, RELAX, OR EVEN FIND MYSELF BRAVE TO FACE THE INEVITABLE CIRCUMSTANCES.
ALWAYS AND FOREVER,
P.S. Back by popular demand from the viewing public. Thanks to yahoo360!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Well, we start imposing the name of the days instead of saying "Today is grandpa day" or "church day".
We have to tell her, "Today is Tuesday and it's grandpa day." "Today is Sunday and it's church Day."
That way, our girl will be familiar with her days of the week.
Anyway, I have my dental appointment this afternoon. Time to clean my shiny white (?) teeth...char! Actually, as you age, teeth will be turning yellow and it's up to me if I do some superficial whitening...whew!
We will see...my teeth are still good and I only lost one permanent teeth until now. They may look like a vampire teeth and big but that makes me who I am. If people want to describe me, for sure they will see my landmark...lolz!
I want to write more but I get interrupted every now and then. I better end my teeth topic now before I lost everything I write for opening and closing the windows in this computer...wink!
It's busy here in my side of the world. Have a good noon.
I had a real breakfast at work. I brought with me a rice, stir fried vegetables (from our tiny garden) and grilled Tilapia
I know, it's a weird breakfast but I was craving for a regular Filipino dish. I had my dinner last night around 5:00 PM. It's been like 12 hours the last time I had something in my tummy.
I didn't stinked the whole building though...lolz!
I learned to eat Tilapia here in the US with Filipinas around having get-together. A Pampangeno, known to be the best cook, told me to get the black color inside the Tilapia as well as the Bangus fish to iliminate the pungent odor.
Got to go na talaga!
Monday, August 3, 2009
From family, friends, job and spiritual life...it feels so real and great! How wonderful is that? Thanks be to God for all the blessings in life.
Trials and tribulations are just spices and challenges and we have to think positive in facing all those. It will just show how strong we are in our faith with HIM.
They said, there's always a solution in every problems that we encounter. God is always there to lighten up our burdens and did He just said, "Come to me and I will give you rest."
So, life must move on...
Last Saturday, I already said "yes" to attend a baby shower but my Bana needs me at home. There are times or shall we say, most of the time...I am free as a bird going somewhere with his permission. But there are times that he needs me around the house just to be with him without doing nothing.
So, I called my friend and left a message on her phone and did some explanation. She's supposed to pick me up but I'm sorry my friend, when it's a family's calling we have to drop everything, right? We all knew that.
After playing around the house with Hubby and Angelina, I asked if I can watch the Filipino movie, "Bituing Walang Ningning" courtesy from my friendship, Lerio. Thank you, Mad's for the trust and friendship for letting me borrow your Tagalog Movie collections.
Holy cow! It's like a volume of Encyclopedia, the only difference, it's a movie and can be seen on TV. Yeah! I was busy the whole weekend watching a movie marathon. I had to take a break every now and then when it's time for our daily meals.
I finished volume 8 already and I still have tons of DVD to watch. I'm pretty sure, you all watched this movie and liked it.
I do like it and looking forward for the next episode. Too bad, I can't watch this week. I have to be here at work and when I come home, I have to watch my regular show on TFChannel. I already missed two episodes of Kambal sa Uma.
We will see how it goes when I come home today from work.