Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kids Kraze Toy Sale at Libis


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Up to 80% off on branded toys, apparel and shoes.

2010 Dates:

Nov 12 13 19 20 26 27 28
Dec 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 20 21 22.
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Gingersnaps Warehouse Sale Nov 12

If you are waiting for the Gingersnaps Warehouse Sale, get really ready to rumble!
Sale starts on November 12, 2010 that is this Friday. Be ready to haul and wring your arms with other mothers who are wanting to get big discounts on clothes. Usually, the early bird catches the great buys! If you came in at 9am that is already too late, be as early as 8am.
Sale like this really makes me excited.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hard Rock Cafe Makati







We watched Pinktober at Hard Rock Cafe Makati featuring Nina. It is my first time to dine and enjoy the sounds and sight of Hard Rock because somehow I find it intimidating It is so American, if Nina was not performing that night and rely on their sounds, I don not think I can relate with the Rock songs, Irwin can relate because that is his kind of music but then I found some of the music good like cranberries and Beatles. With the likes of Bon Jovi and Guns and Roses well I also like it.

Food is great with ample sharing for two. The drinks are so different! I love them, I want to taste them all, I never like alcoholic beverages but the kick and high of drinking alcohol was a fresh new experience for me.
I will definitely go back..

Friday, September 17, 2010

John Lloyd and Shaina Magdayao: A Case of Vaginismus

This afternoon, we have been discussing Sexual Disorder under Abnormal Psychology class and I was surprised to hear the news from my students on the incident that allegedly happen to these two popular showbiz personality. They told me that these two were copulating and that John Lloyd's penis cannot be removed from the vagina of Shaina. (we are talking medical terms for the private parts).

This is a case of Vaginismus in women, where the muscles of the vagina tend to tense involuntarily, meaning it is not willed, and a cause for this is fear of penetration. Maybe it is the first time for Shaina that she has performance anxiety or maybe fear of getting pregnant which is typical among young adult like her.

I started the class by writing on the board, What is your greatest fear about SEx? and this incident made them temporarily fearful about sex.

Allegedly this is true kahit na sinabi na di totoo, because I have students who has relatives working in the hospital and they were witness to this incident.

anyway, I've seen that Shaina has a new soap, maybe this is just a tactic for publicity.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Feeling Low: Is This Depression?

I've been feeling low at the beginning of this month, probably from a lot of backlog because we were away for one week and went back with a lot of work. Kiara is sick with fever for 2 days now and I hope it is just a minor illness. Been losing sleep but I do not feel the need to sleep. I do not feel sleepy, maybe I am manic depressive again. Maybe I am self-disgnosing.

NOw I yawned but do not want to sleep. I have no energy left in me. I just came from a vacation but my body still crave for a vacation.

Mothers need vacation!

Since Kiara was born, I've been losing sleeping time. No one to blame.

That's why I wonder, how did my mother raised 6 children, when I am already tired of one?

My mother raised us full time, I envy those stay at home mom who are with their children.

It's always a conflict for me to stay at home and be with Kiara or work, it is between your career and your family.
I need the money and the feeling of accomplishment, but with all these expectations,
in return, I feel stressed out and feeling all kinds of somatic complaint.

I know what is good, I am dreaming of a life in the province or somewhere cool like Tagaytay or Baguio,
not the city life. Stress free...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Noynoy at RTU last August 26, 2010



My own video shots at President Noynoy, he was very very close but I never had the chance to shake his hand nor had a picture with him.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Socializing Babies



It's been a while since I last entered anything here. There is so much thing to do and finish and start again.
Time flies by so quickly and then I see Kiara as not so small and not a baby anymore.
There was a time when she wouldn't smile or laugh, and I thought of socializing her by enrolling her to Gymboree
or even mainstream her to all the kids in the neighborhood.

But now she's changed, she can laugh and make fun and say a lot of things.
I guess it is just a phase or a stage in babyhood that I can't accelerate or push her to do the things her parents want her to do.
Now she is displaying the behavior I dreamt of like singing, dancing and counting..
nature has its way of surprising you right?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Kampana ng Balangiga



Every Filipino should know what happen to Balangiga even if you are not from this place.
"Know Thyself" said Socrates, it is only by knowing yourself that you can gain wisdom.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Book Smart is Not Enough



This is a funny and informative video for graduating students that it is not always the grade that counts , or who you know but how you deal with problems, carry yourself and communicate.

I like the part where the nose is bleeding. It looks gross though.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Mossimo Casting Call 2010






Out of 2, 263 kids there are a total of 1,799 kids selected and only 20 will be declared winner.I got his information from myfameandfortune link to se click here frensz.com site.

I received an email last June 24 informing me that Kiara was selected, though i do not know the criteria, I was excited.. I know Kiara is cute,, just like what every mother feel. i was excited on that day, i even want to have a pedicure for myself and had the gap clothes cleaned in the laundry shop and even had it pressed.

I even loaded the car with a thousand peso gas and paid the toll fee and then had to dine at Don Henrico for the Casting Call at Festival Mall. In short, I spend a lot for this and was a little disappointed when I see the crowd of babies and kids.

You know, it's like Kiara was special or so I thought then I learned of this statistics and I was correct at my hunch that they tried to include almost everybody. Make everybody feel special to even go to a a very far place, it will totally help the Festival Mall and i am sure there are a lot of kids who were wearing Mossimo clothes. Though it was not a requirement that they be in a Mossimo clothes. But I am sure they had a bit of earning from the mothers who wanted their baby to be models. I was fighting the urge to get a Mossimo shirt for Kiara, secretly I had that wishful thinking that I want at least for Kiara to be considered but then again I know it is really hard to get Kiara to do what we want. Kids are kids.

I do not want to accuse Mossimo, myfameandforture.com and the Festival mall of deceiving us mothers, because we came there at our own free will and we did not pay for anything. It is a valid model search and I just want to wish those selected luck and hope next time we can attend earlier and Kiara will learn to smile. She will be older then..

It was fun though seeing the mothers and the kids, prepping their children. Though it was also not fun seeing mothers asking their children to do what they want, like I've been in the waiting area and one mother was yelling to his son " sit, sit sit!" just like a dog..

What a sight!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Not Like The Movies Lyrics

I was surprised to know KC is the singer of this song. I thought it was a foreigner.
Good song, Original..

Not Like The Movies
(KC Concepcion)

I’m your average dreamer, I’m a true escapist
Always expecting a happy ending
Maybe I’ve been watching too many movies
Maybe I should grow up and start pretending
When I saw your face though, everything was slow mo
And I started wondering why..?…
Why can’t it be?
Just a pathway full of roses
Leading to a sunset view
Where the one you've always dreamed of waits
Why can’t it be?
It was like a movie scene, the way I felt for you
Only you didn’t fall, now it’s not like the movies at all
(…not like the movies at all..)
Should'a kept my heart charged
Should'a been more patient
Should'a kept an eye on my addiction
What was I expecting
Did I have a vision of a scene
That only lives in fiction
Now I know that you are not gonna be my co-star?
And i start to wonder why..

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vieux Chalet at Antipolo Rizal

Father's Day was celebrated at Vieux Chalet in Antipolo, Rizal. There were 9 adults and 3 kids, the total costs of the food costs 6,000 plus inclusive of tax.

When we got there and about to order pizza, they told us, there were no more pizza. So take a look below at what we ordered.

I did not get a picture of the Shrimp Ravioli in tomato sauce and the Fetuccine Alfredo.

Overall my rating will be a 2 out of 5 because of the cost, the cleanliness and quality of the food.
Cost is very expensive, Cleanliness, there were lizards at the dining area, cockroaches near the piano where the kids were playing and black ants in the restrooms, we had to call the attention of the staff to eliminate the black ants. It was everywhere, if you use the toilet it will crawl to your legs!
As for the quality of food, there was nothing special in the food, can get the same taste of the pasta and the entrees at a cheaper price in Mom and Tina's or any hotel.

Maybe I would recommend it to people who are on a date but if you are eating as a group, it is not worth the experience and the money to eat there.

I will not go back there, pictures lie, reviews lie, see and try it for yourself. But just like what I said or commented in the other blogs, we all have our individual differences. I may sound like I am releasing a bad review but I was not satisfied especially when they announced that they have no more pizza and I was craving for one. They reasoned that they were jampacked earlier and all the pizzas were ordered.



This is the herbed rice, 225 grande this is 3 orders of it..





Look at the presentation of the herbed rice at yugatech.com site.




This is the beef tenderloin grande costs 1250.00, sorry for the photo but it really looks like that..


Pink Salmon in Sauce Cafe de Paris
This one costs 885.00

Pink Salmon with Butter base sauce served with Rosti and Vegetables. Where is the Salmon, find it under the vegetables?
Around 2-3 pieces.. how much is 500 gms of Salmon? Go figure..


This is their table setting, awesome??


I am not sure if this is Berne Platte or Assorted Sausages this one costs around 1300.00. Expensive again!
Anyway it was my sister who paid for the bill and she will bill us later..
Not so reasonable, marami pa ang pinitpit na hashbrown..



This is Salad Tony costs 445.00. I enjoyed eating this as they have a different taste but then again, it is still expensive,
I could have twice the salad with another gourmet taste at Gumboo.


This is the left side of the restaurant, too simple, not too extravagant.


Sausage Festival costs 425.00
This is too pricey, I could get a bigger platter at a hotel particularly at Dusit Hotel with an overload of sausages, this could be just two pieces of two different kind of sausage.


This is a detail of the art at the other side of the room, you can see it in the other end of the hall in the picture below.


This is what you see when you reach the top stairs, it was a very small restaurant, do not be fooled with the image, we are using a wide angle camera.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Reading With Kiara




The picture shown above was taken during a mall tour of Geronimo Stilton of Scholastic Books at Market Market in Taguig City.


Ever since Kiara was young, I keep on buying books for her to see and "read" books even if she can't read yet, she can recognize pictures especially of animals, shapes, colors and places. She will be turning 2 years old next month and what a milestone for her if she really could read.

Starting to read at a very young age can be rewarding because even if she cannot say the words but with repetition of familiar words she can remember things and words. One day we were surprised when she can recite the alphabet from A to E and we were even more surprised when she can count alternatively from one to ten. She also knows some basic colors like red, green, blue and yellow. I would like to think that this is because of our early interventions in her reading.

We just have to wait for her to pronounce the words properly and when she finally starts school I know she will be a bright kid.



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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Statement of the PAP on the (Mis)Use of Psychology in the Current Electoral Campaign

he Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP)* considers some recent occurrences in the current electoral campaigns as an affront to psychologists and to psychology as a discipline and profession. In particular, partisan individuals and media practitioners have not only presented to the public fraudulent psychological reports, but have also made inaccurate statements about different aspects of the practice of psychology and the nature of psychological functioning. These irresponsible actuations have dangerous long-term effects on efforts of Filipino psychologists and other mental health professionals to address the psychological well-being of Filipinos. In this regard, the PAP would like to respond to and clarify some of the issues raised as a result of these political events.

First, the PAP denounces the release of the results of psychological tests or assessment to media and the public at large. In accordance with the PAP Code of Ethics, the results of psychological tests or assessment cannot be released to the media or the public or to any person other than the client. Any reputable individual psychologist or psychological organization ensures the practice of confidentiality and that the results of psychological tests or assessment are only shared with the client. Psychologists take reasonable steps to ensure that information to be disclosed will not be misused, misunderstood or misinterpreted to infringe on human rights, whether intentionally or unintentionally.

Second, the PAP denounces the suggestions made by politicians, media practitioners, and others to force political candidates to take psychological tests or assessment. In accordance with the PAP Code of Ethics, individuals cannot be subjected to psychological tests or assessment without their informed consent. Any reputable individual psychologist or psychological organization ensures that informed consent is acquired from the client before conducting psychological tests.

Third, the PAP denounces the insinuation that people who see a psychologist or any mental health professional is “abnormal” or “permanently debilitated”. The PAP condemns the insinuation that depression is a permanent disability; and the use of words like “abnoy” , ‘sira ang ulo’and “may diperensiya sa utak” to label individuals. These irresponsible statements and similar acts perpetuate a profound lack of understanding of psychological concepts, of the nature of psychological problems and dysfunctions, and of the nature of psychological health and wellbeing.

The PAP would like to stress to politicians, to media practitioners, and to the public at large that seeing a psychologist or any mental health professional does not make a person “abnormal”. Seeing a psychologist means ensuring our mental health and psychological wellbeing.

Board of Directors
Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP)
1 May 2010

*Note: The Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP), a professional organization of psychologists founded in 1962, is committed to the promotion of excellence in the teaching, research, and practice of psychology. It is a non-stock, non-profit corporation whose national membership includes teachers, researchers, and practitioners of psychology. Its members adhere to the Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists which recognizes that “ethics is at the core of every discipline”.

Earn Through Lockers


http://Lockerz.com
picture copyright to Apple and Lockerz


For invites:
Leave your e-mail here, or PM me or text me at 0915-7801966 and i'll send you an invite!

I got a few e-mail invites left to send out.

Or you can reply to this post.

The site is called Lockerz!!


Log in and answer a daily question to get 2 points and by logging in you get another 2 points.

You can get gifts like games, clothing and they offer tickets to HUGE concerts.

Stuff here is really cheap, Wii's are 1000 points, Macbooks are 4000 points, etc.

The site launches publicly October 15th, so you can't sign up regularly, You must be invited!!

THEY ARE VERY strict with their membership. So you only get an invite to filter scammers or only those who are interested.

This is an excerpt from their terms and conditions:

"At Lockerz, our membership is more than access to fabulous brands at amazing prices or discovering the coolest new music artists or videos. It's more than joining a social network that puts its customers first and rewards its membership with PTZ for making it thrive. It's a community -- of your friends, our friends and friends you've yet to make. So if you cheat the PTZ system (including, but not limited to, assisting others in cheating the PTZ system), you cheat the community, and for that you will lose your membership."

It's true that they feature a lot of artist and I am enjoying or discovering other culture because the videos are more of the British type.

I am now watching or following 'Prom Queen" which is a series of videos cut into 2 minutes each.
It's just like a very long commercial that you want to watch.

Anyone interested should immediately register as they have an option to lower PTZ or increase it or change it.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Worried With Crossed Eyes




I am really worried over Kiara having a cross eyes or am I just exaggerating? Anyway, we will visit a pedia opthalmologist this Friday at the Medical City, to have her eyes checked and to lessen my worry.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

So They Call it A Bug Shield



My neighbor has a yellow Civic which they customized to look like a race car. I've been wondering for a very long time what is that black thing on the hood called. I really thought it was just a form of style or "arte". I never thought it could serve a purpose for a car. So they call it a bug shield, now I know.

I am not into cars like Irwin, who knows what that is. I am more interested in the car colors maybe because I do not know how to drive.

Just last Sunday, we were at Megamall and Kiara was looking at some kid's motorcycle and it really crossed my mind, that my baby girl will be driving her car when she grows up. Just this morning I thought of buying my own car that I can bring to work, and then later Kiara can drive it too. Well, she will be old by then including me.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Call Center Agents and AIDS

In a recent study on the Young Professional's Lifestyle in Manila and Cebu by UP, results showed that from the sample of the respondents there is a high risk of acquiring AIDS. AIDS is usually transmitted through sharing of needles when you are doing drugs and through sex. There is an increase of this disease in gay men and there is a perception that there is an abundance of gay men in call centers.

Though the reaction of the call center agents on HIV/AIDS virus is negative, because they claimed that not all call center are sexually active. The lifestyle of the call center may have encourage the active sexual lifestyle. If you acquired AIDS it will not be covered by a health insurance.

As much as possible, not only for call center agents, for all people in general, it is safe to be monogamous and not have sex with a lot of partners. People with AIDS usually do not know they have the disease unless they are tested for AIDS.

In a study by PGH, doctors voluntarily requested call center agents to be tested with AIDS and from those who responded to the free AIDS test, they concluded that from those tested only a few are HIV positive.

Still this is not enough to be calm when it comes to the issue of AIDS.
With all the available information on AIDS, the government should also make a nationwide campaign to prevent this disease.

Claudine Baretto, Kris Aquino and Liposuction


Photo from abs-cbn.com
Photo by Beauty Bento Box

Photo Courtesy of GMA


Did you watch Claudine's soap on TV last Saturday? After giving birth, there was a humor that she had a liposuction performed on her arms. And she really has slim arms but I think she forgot asking the doctor for liposuction to the rest of her body.

Whenever I see her commercials, I observed that she was displayed from the face down to her chest, because the rest of her body especially the hips seemed very wide and the clothes that she wears always gets attention to the upper pert of her body because she now has a bigger lower body. You can notice this especially at the side view.

Women who gave birth like Kris Aquino who was very vocal and is an advocate of plastic surgery admitted having liposuction, tummy tuck and even breast augmentation, how about her nose, her nose seemed fake too?


What seems to be common to these artists? Of course, not all artists started out as very famous, some of them like Kris even starred in B movies. Movies that are low on budget, or they may start out as extras in film, or a side kick, I remember Kris Aquino and Rene Requistas in a movie.
She was ugly back then, right? Hahaha! She might read this and get mad, so that is my opinion, meaning, she was not a star material, not very popular back then, well, popular because she was the President's daughter, but look at her now. She is aspiring to be the next Oprah.

And with the money that she earns, she can change the way she looks anytime she wants.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thinking About Your Retirement

In the place where I used to live, there is a very spacious and big house that was for sale last year for 12 million pesos. According to the "Chismis" or grapevine it was bought by the city councilor who lived in our area.

If I really have the money I would buy that house. For me living in that kind of house is feeling like Cinderella. It looks like an ancestral house. I've been there once only when it was used as a meeting place for our church. It was a splendid house, with big spiral staircase and a center fountain and spacious parking space that can accommodate at least 10 cars.

If only the owner know how does a reverse mortgage work because they would not have to sell that house.

If only they were able to know some Information on reverse mortgage we could still enter that house and it will not be owned by other people I do not know.

I just hope that the next owner will also sell the house and that I own more than 12 million pesos so I could own that house and lot. It will at least be a home for my parents who are already retired. It would be great for my dog, Cassie. I can also have a small school inside the area because it is spacious. A pre-school is a good idea because there are no pre-school in that area yet.

If I own that house, I would have checked for reverse mortgage FAQS so I could preserve the house and not sell it. It was a dream house for me.

There is Something About Lola Nene

Lola Nene, aged 88 is Irwin's lola from his maternal side. Lolo Jose is a US War Veteran who died several years ago and left her with a pension plan. That serves as her allowance for her medicine and other needs. She does not have to worry about her other needs because she is well provided. I do not know how the pension plan works for the Veteran dependents.

My father is also receiving a pension from the Philippines Social Security System, this one is for those who worked in the private sector of our country. If you worked in a government setting the GSIS provides you with a pension plan just like my father-in-law who will be retiring in 2011.

One option for those who wants to get their pension is a to get a lump sum pension. My father-in-law has a brother in the States who is in a retiring age. It is possible for him to get a pension from the government and if he wants to enjoy his money right away and not wait for the pension, he has an option to avail of a US Pension Funding.


Information for this kind of pension can be found by click here, retirees can travel around the world, go back to their home land, try out new things like a hobby and these kind of activities need money, right?



Is it possible to cash in your pension early?

This is one question retirees often ask, this is an option for some retirees and depends on several factors. But if you need an emergency cash and you cannot wait for the pension, then getting a lump sum is advisable.

Kris Aquino Moved to a New Condo Unit

Yesterday, I watched Kris Aquino showing off her new condo unit with a new set of furniture and appliances. The last time I've seen her condo was the year I got married in 2005 because I've seen her Chinese sofa set in fuschia pink and chartreuse. That gave me an idea for my wedding motif. Now when I watched the show yesterday, I cannot seem to see the old sofa set. It seems that the Chinese tradition is true, that when they moved to a new house, they would leave everything behind and buy everything new unless they have a self storage or they placed it somewhere else.

Now, I wonder what will happen to my own stuff when we move house? Right now we are living with my in-laws and all my things are in a box or in a cabinet. I wish I could also have a self storage for all my things. I wonder where I will put all my tinker things that I do not want to dispose. Would you imagine I have three cabinets full of books and papers that I used for my work. I can't dispose them but they are left untouched for months. I have a cabinet full of old clothes that I can't get rid of because maybe I hope I can still wear them.

Even my refrigerator is filled not with food but my things because we are not using it as a ref but a storage area for Kiara's food, nope it is not turned on.

Having a self-storage really is a good idea nowadays..

Manny Pacquiao and Las Vegas

You know Manny right? He is a famous boxer, world class boxer. He is always in the US especially in Las Vegas. I wonder, just like in the movies, does he arrive at the boxing arena in a Las Vegas limo? Who drives him around the area? Wow! It would be a thrill to see Manny going down a Limo and he, wearing a coat and a tie, maybe not specifically for a boxing match, that would be very awesome.

I also wonder about the politician that are watching Manny's fight, do they hire a limo company in Las Vegas? I often wonder about that. I also wonder and imagine myself, wearing a very expensive gown, with a very comfortable high heeled shoes and fully made up with diamonds on my neck and escorted by... Brad PItt... Amazing! I would love to have that dream. Brad Pitt would have towered over me. But you know what a limo car can give you, it can give you a sense of pride or even pleasure in riding one, and when you get down from it, it may seem that people will look at you and you are the center of attention.


I wish this fantasy will somehow come true, in case I visit the US, I would go to Las Vegas and get a Las Vegas Limousines for maximum exposure and pleasure.

I can jsut iamgine myself as Vivian in Lovers in Paris, this time it would be Lovers in Las Vegas... yahoo!

I Need to Finish my Thesis Fast

I am on rush to finish my thesis for the graduate school, more so when I learned that my co-teachers are already on their defense stage. I panicked to know that. I've been searching now for textbooks that are related to my topic which is burnout.

Burnout can be found in Organizational Psychology books or even books on stress.
I also need books on Human Development, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical etc.
And I cannot find cheap textbooks, they are all very expensive.

The books that I am using are all old, like for example, the history of Psychology book that I'm using was published in 1987 and that was how many years ago. I am on search for used textbooks for sale even if there are minimal mark, some are good as new, as long as I can save some money because I buy them in several titles and topics because they are cheap. You can get at least two books for the price of one book. It is that cheap and practical.

If you are going to look at my shelf, there are a number of textbook on display. I have two Social Psychology books, two theories of personality and a lot of introduction to psychology.

I need it especially now that I am also writing a book for Psychology 101. I need several references for the book and I would rather have a real book than a virtual one.

Monday, April 12, 2010

I am Dreaming of a New House

These past few months have been a mixture of ups and downs, from not getting enough sleep to arranging a lot of requirements in school like grades, my clearance, my very late thesis in the graduate school and last but not the least, the pending land title that I’ve been constantly following up at the Pasig Registry of Deeds.

I need the title to be completed because we plan to build a six-door apartment as an investment. My mother was the one handling all the requirements, as much as possible we do not want to give any “bribe” or “lagay” in Tagalog in exchange for faster service.

Speaking of service, I heard of a US company that offers a car title loans where you can have an automatic cash and use your car title as Collateral loan. Just give them your car title and you can have an easy cash in case you have an emergency and you can still use your car.

If only the people in the registry of deeds are as fast as those people. Oh, I would surely love them. If only I am living in the States, I would like to live in Los Angeles, California so I could be near with my relatives. Maybe I would have a car title loans Los Angeles in exchange for some cash so I could start building my dream house. Well, that is just a dream.


Anyway, I am still young, I can still earn and have a lot of money, I can dream big and that includes a big house.

Kiara's Latest Photo Shoot at Pic-A-Boo





I just want to share to you the latest picture of Kiara that was taken at Pic-A-Boo in Megamall, Atrium.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Finally, The Chipmunks are on DVD!


This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Alvin and the Chipmunks. All opinions are 100% mine.



The chipmunks revived a childhood memory in me. When I was young, especially during Christmas, my father would play a Christmas song and that would include the Chipmunks, "time for joy" as the chipmunks sings. I also remember "This Christmas don't be late".

The next encounter with the chipmunks was when I was pregnant in 2008 , and my husband's cousin who is living in the States was very much thrilled that they begged me to name my baby to one of the Chipmunks especially Theodore. That was before we know the gender of my baby GIRL. We could have named her Theodora but it is not a chipmunk name anymore. Oh, it brought a smile to my face remembering that and imagining calling my baby girl, "Theooodooooraaaa" just like Alvin calls Theodore.

Now that baby Kiara can appreciate the chipmunks, I am thrilled to announce that the latest movie "Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" is now available on DVD, Blue Ray and Digital Download.

Watching it in the comforts of your own home is fun. Just buy it now and enjoy the music, the squeaky voice and the fun, fun, fun with the whole family!

I tried to go to their site forMore Munk Mayhem where I checked out the different games. I enjoyed playing or singing along with a chippete singing "All The Single Ladies". If you can't get enough, when you buy the DVD it comes with a "The Squeak Along" Bonus CD.

There are available games and activity for you and your kids. My baby girl Kiara will surely love it. Even in your computer the chipmunks looks like a 3D character. Oh I love the game of munkmic where you can dress up your chipettes and sing along with the songs from the movie.

You can even customize the munk and try out different styles and color, dresses and accessories for the chipettes. It will bring out the fashionista in you.

You can try it out and visit http://www.foxfamilyflicks.com


Watching the chipmunks even on TV can really take your blues and stress away. It is not everyday that they show the chipmunks unlike if it is a soap opera or a tv series so it is better to have a copy of the DVD and play it anytime you want.

So what are you waiting for, grab a DVD now!

Wye, Wye! (Bye! Bye!)



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Monday, April 05, 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010

A President Who Can Lower Health Insurance Costs

I wish we could have a new president just like Obama who thinks of the health of its constituents. Obama has a health reform and thinks of the high insurance cost in America.He has plans to invest in prevention and wellness. Here in our country only the privilege has a health insurance. it seems that any candidate for Presidency in our country has no health plans for its constituents. For a country to prosper they need healthy individuals, not sickly and cannot even keep a job.

I have relatives living in the United States, they are paying for their health insurance and it costs a lot. It is hard to look for an insurance that fits all of your requirement. Not all insurance would cover everything, some people do not need all of the services of the insurance but who knows what will happen in the next day or month. You might need to have a laboratory exam and if you do not have an insurance it is too costly. Tonic Health Insurance has a simple offer which is good for individuals who are healthy but still needs a health coverage in case of emergency.

I hope the next president will have health of the people as one of its priorities.


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Kiara Likes to Play Hide Inside Our Car

When Kiara was five months old, we attended a Trick or Treat event in a nearby village so we took a ride in a tricycle. We were only three minutes inside when she was crying uncontrollably. We have to stop in a nearby store and I tried to walk carrying her with the tricycle trailing behind us. I was with my mother-in-law and Miko. They stayed inside the tricycle. When she stopped crying, we again rode inside and she cried again. My mother-in-law took her and they tried to hail a cab. She was still crying. So we ended up walking to the village.

That was before, so we thought that she cannot ride a tricycle, we always bring a car whenever we go.

She loves to crouch in the back seat hiding at the back of the driver's seat. It is a hassle because the car mats that Irwin bought was sliding whenever Kiara would crouch. The car mat would end up in a bundle near the front. it was too short I guess, it was not fitted to the floor of the car.

I have to remind Irwin to get a new one. This time it should be fitted for Kiara's safety too.


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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Traveling This Holy Week

Any hours now, people will be flocking the bus station, waiting for a ride to their destination this Holy Week. The season of Lent marks the beginning of a long vacation. And it is Summer! Some will go to the beach traveling by sea or air and some can go to the nearest beach like in Batangas or Subic or in Ilocos.

It is a big problem though if ever you will have a long trip and suddenly you need some New Auto Parts. It such a hassle if your car breaks down and you have no spare parts to repair your vehicle. The best thing to do is to check your vehicle days before your long ride or test it a day before the travel. You do not want to spoil your vacation just because of a malfunctioning car.

If only there are door to door delivery of spare parts who can assists you anywhere. One call and they are there.
But during this time I think there are road assistance for this kind of problem.

The best thing to do, bring a cap for the hot weather, check your cars, and bring lots of water.
Enjoy the vacation everyone and spend some time in meditation...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

50 First Dates

Do you remember the movie 50 First Dates? I like that movie a lot, especially the songs in that movie. I remember that the setting was in Hawaii and Lucy got an accident. If that happens in real life in Hawaii, you will need an Accident Attorney Hawaii


A Personal Injury Attorney Hawaii is the best help one can get if you encounter any accidents due to negligence. Everyday, we see it in the news, on the road, we hear it on the radio, news of getting hit, injured or being hurt and we need professional help in this kind of situations.

Life is very precious, we should stay out of trouble but accident just happens and if it happens and you are in Honolulu, there is an available Honolulu Personal Injury Attorney ready to give their free consultation.

Remember to be always careful wherever you go.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Totally Addicted
love spell, falling in love... a scribbly note found in my old notebook written during my younger years
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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Caregiver The Movie

Do you remember the Caregiver movie of Sharon Cuneta? A lot of people can relate to that movie especially people from the Philippines. Filipino caregiver have been going around the world working for foreigners, taking good care of them, providing for their needs and sometimes they end up as their friends.

One of my favorite scene in the movie was when Sharon was caring for an elderly person and he was a bit irritable and difficult. Of course in real life and in the movie, anyone caring for an elderly for the first time will be faced with a lot of adjustments. Sharon's character was one who is not giving up easily and tries hard to be friends with the old man. In the end, she was rewarded with a book that was given to her when the elderly died. It was a touching and moving scene.

I also remember a relative from Seattle who was here last Christmas who was talking about a seniors housing Seattle. It is very convenient for the Americans. It is not that they will be neglected, they are taken care of in that institution.

I have a grandmother in our house, she is Irwin's grandmother and she was with us because she had an operation. We were always busy and we cannot provide for her other needs like having a short talk. She lived in Pampanga and there, she has a lot of older friends which constantly talks to her.

Irwin also has a friend whose elderly was in a seniors housing New York and one was in seniors housing in Los Angeles. Irwin worked in New York around year 2001 and he was in Yorktown Heights just outside the city. It is a good place for retirement he said especially for the elderly.

Everybody grows old, if you can think of your retirement and is still able, you can buy a beach front, a property in one of the provinces or retire in a nursing home. Some people just do not want to be a burden to their families so they opt for a nursing home.

A Truck Experience

I remember my boss telling me about a story of how they were blocked by our school security guards because it has been a standard procedure to check every vehicle leaving the grounds of our school. She was complaining because their car was a SUV pickup with a truck bed cover covering it. Imagine the hassle of taking it off and exposing an empty back.

She was angrier the next day because it is the same truck that they were using. It is not that they do not have another car, but the rest were in repair shop because it was damaged by the typhoon Ondoy and their SUV was spared.

She was embarrassed more because her husband was the one driving the car and he has to go down and open again the truck cover and expose it. What's really making them angrier is that they were hanging like in a parking lot cue and thay have to remove the truck cover.



The cover more or less looks like this, I got this picture of tonneau from this site. Having a truck cover would be beneficial because you need to secure the things at the back of your pickup truck and this would shield the things from sun or rain.

Anway, the procedure only lasted for two days. Sometimes you get lucky, some days you don't.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Venues for Meeting and Conference

If you are in need of a venue for Conferences, Meetings or Corporate Activities you can check out these venues in our university.

Rates are as follows:

Plenary Hall (250 seating capacity)

Php 6,000.00 (for the first 4 hours)
Plus 2,000.00 ( per hour in excess of 4 hours)








Gymnasium

Php 1,250.00 per game
600.00 per game for Member Association (NCRAA, SCUAA)
500.00 per hour per Practice game
10,000.00 for the first 4 hours for the
NON-SPORT ACTIVITIES plus 3,000.00 PER HOUR in excess of 4 HOURS.

Honoraria for maintenance personnel: 300.00 per head for the first 4 hours; 500.00 if exceeding 4 hours




Training Hall B

Training Hall B ( 150 seating capacity)
Php 4,000.00 (for the first 4 hours)
Plus 1,250.00 (per hour excess of 4 hours)



For inquiries, please contact:

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Rizal Technological University
Boni Avenue, City of Mandaluyong

Tel No. 534– 8267
Loc. 136

Look for Ms. Joan Marasigan or Dr. Marivic T. Sanchez

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

California Day and Nail Spa - Review

Location: Robinson's Galleria Branch
Service: Spa Pedicure
Duration: 80 minutes / 35 minutes pedicure and 45 minutes foot spa
Costs: Php 390.00 plus an additional Php 20.00 for a special nail polish (Orly) for a total of Php 410.00

I don't usually go to expensive salons to have a pedicure. I know a trusted lady who pedicures my toenails at a minimal cost; but since it was my birthday and wants to pamper myself I decided to have a pedicure in one of the most popular nail salon in our country.

I wanted to have a pedicure and foot spa to relax my tired feet so I tried the spa pedicure.

Since it is one of the most popular nail spas in our country, you can't help it if you get to sit with celebrities and models. That day I had a pedicure I was sitting with Donita Rose, a popular Singapore-based Vee-jay turned TV host in a morning news show. And when she left, another model occupied the seat Donita vacated. It seems that they frequent the salon as they call them by their names.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Boracay Island, Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
These are images of the Boracay Island where millions of tourist around the world travel here to experience the wonder of the island.
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