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Sweet Home

I am still in a perennial search for the best home for my family. I’ve been searching long and hard, but for some reason, what is presented falls short of my requirements.

I admit, a big chunk of my “requirement” is centered on affordability. But also, I give a premium to the kind of environment and amenities my future home sets in. They say good things come to those who wait. Well, I feel the clock ticking. There is still too much ground to cover and the search is far from over.

When I heard about McCormick Ranch Real Estate, I instantly knew that this is my dream home. This is where I want to raise my family. It is a community in itself that anyone can be proud to be part of. Plus, the environment and surroundings are perfect for growing kids.

Truly, a piece of heaven on earth:)

Great Gifts

It's Christmas. I have been busy checking out shop and stuff in search for the perfect gifts. My theme for this year is "healthy wellbeing". I'm glad to report that I am a few items away from getting everyone that perfect present. For my sisters and colleagues, I thought of getting some handmade soaps and aromatheraphy diffuser.

Vanilla Coconut Glycerine Soap Decorate Heart Soap
As a working mom, we are constantly bombarded with hectic days and endless activity. A little touch of comfort and relaxation at the end of the day will definitely work wonders and will lead us to a healthy lifestyle. With aromatheraphy, these spa treasures are surely a great stress relievers.

All That Glitters

I've always been fascinated with gold coins.  I used to peek through my grandfather's gold coin collection when I was little.  I realized that gold is more than just jewelry.  Gold has played a great deal in history.   Having inherited my grandfather's coin collection, I appreciate it's value in culture.  I recently came across a site that tells a great deal about gold.  Whether you're acquiring it, or just simply want information, this site is the best place to check out. 

Your guide to gold is at your fingertips.


Affordable Optimization

These days managing a website is fast becoming a challenge.  As I know from experience, it is not enough that one does well with his or her regular postings.  What really counts now is getting traffic inceresed for a site.  This is definitely more than mere writing alone.

This is where having the right SEO service comes in.  I am glad I found discountlink.  Now, I am assured that I get the results I want.  What's more, this search engine service  is so affordable.  With just a fraction of a regular cost, increased traffic is right at your fingertips.  You can never go wrong with discountlink.

Check out the best deals in the web today.  Discountlink provides the choices you need, results guaranteed!

Sauna for Health

Infrared Sauna

One of the reasons I rarely miss gym schedule is because of the sauna.  I always look forward to spending some relaxing time in the hot bamboo floors.  Instantly, my stress and aches go away!

Sad to say, my days in the gym and my precious sauna have lessened.  Work has been  hectic and the demands of motherhood really crazy.  Good thing I found infrared saunas.  Now, I can have the health benefits of a spa and a sauna in the comforts of my home.

                                                   Easy Lean System

Infrared sauna has a wide array of variety I can chose from at the most affordable prices, ever.  Living healthy is no more than a click away.


My weeks of preparation is finally over.  It's now official, my project is finally done, up, and running.  I'd like to invite and welcome everyone to my second home in the web, BOTH SIDES NOW.

This is what I've been doing, perfecting all these time.  I will be temporarily leaving this site and will be concentrating on my other home.  Like all relationships, it's quite dificult to part with a first love, but life changes and we all have to move along, at one point or another.

So, join me as I embark on another phase in my so called LIFE.


To all the mother's in the world, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.  Im sharing this to all the moms in my blogroll.  Cheers!

project update

Im back! Im still working on my "project", though.  All I can say is its almost DONE!  Expect major changes from me. I wish I can tell you guys about it or let you in a sneak peak.  But it would ruin the surprise.

In the meantime, thank you for all the visits, the tags and what-have-you's.  Im going to make a BIG BAWI, don't worry.  MALAPIT NA...


There's this big project that Im doing so I may have to take a sabatical for a while.   I can't tell this early but Im keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to complete it soon.  Actually, I already started some days ago and I think this project needs a bit of more time to finish...

So until then, folks.  I'll try, though to drop in a few lines or so .   Hey, but wait! before anything else, I'd like to thank Jo-N for inviting me over to her housewarming party.  Thanks a lot, I trully enjoyed the food and games. And of course, these cute door prize.

                                           Nice Matter Award



                                                               happy easter

                                                               Happy Easter

I am sharing this bunny to everyone in my blogroll.  Have a great day, everyone!



I am a hopeless romantic.  I get really excited and teary eyed whenever there's a wedding in my family or in my circle of friends.  I love the idea of celebrating romance--- the clothes, jewelry, food, music and all the frills that makes the ocassion very special.  One of the most essential part of any big event is the preparation.  Having the best Wedding Planner really makes the diffrence.  I've recently watched Snoop Dogg's wedding and I was amazed on how perfect it was.  A wedding planning company called Center of Attention did a marvelous job in making this celebrity wedding a success.  Their brand of creativity coupled with efficient staff is amazing.  Imagine, transforming a ranch into a beautiful wedding scene.  It's like a picture from a romantic magazine!  This guys really know how to put the "it" factor into any wedding or event you have in mind.  Just name the place, and they'll do the rest.

Aside from weddings, Center of Attention also does event planning.  Who is to forget Sharon and Ozzy's Wedding Renewal which was aired MTV New Year's Eve 2004 party?  Yes, these guys are masters behind that successful event.  They even bagged the industry award, from the Special Events Magazine.  They have people who are willing to go anywhere, do anything, bring everything to make the most important event of your life a truly unforgettable experience.

So whether its a wedding, a party or perhaps a major event, don't hesitate to be the Center of Attention


I just can't get my slideshow to run!  DARN....  Im left with no choice but to post the pictures individually for you folks to see.  Sorry for the disappiontment.  Anyways, I hope you do enjoy this as much as I did posting them.  This time Im calling this WEEKEND SNAPSHOTS of our trip to Tagaytay with my siblings .



There's a bomb in the city. No, there's no cause for alarm here.  the bomb Im talking about is called Snapbomb.  It's the latest in blog marketing and blog advertising.. This is  definitely worth the buzz.  Bloggers are given the opportunity to write and review about topics and get paid for it.  Joining is as easy as 1-2-3.  All you have to do is get yourself registered and VIOLA! your in.  You can start writing while waiting for your site to be approved.

How cool is that?  So If you're like me who loves to write and is searching for ways to e4arn that extra buck, try Snapbomb now.  See how the moolah pops in




Whew....! The latest society scandal to hit the internet is such a huge thing.  I just spent an hour and a half in shock reading and trying to digest its content.  I heard about this a couple of days ago but haven't really checked it out until today.  WOW!  I never thought these people gracing the society pages have skeletons in their closets.  Heck, they're even more fascinating than our showbiz personalities.  Im sure the Buzz and Showbiz Central will have a blast in the ratings if they choose to feature this.

I don't usually engage in internet gossip.  In fact, Im always the last to know about the juicy details.  But this one comes as an exception.  Once I started, I got hooked.  Beauty, drugs, and money.  Just like scenes from soap operas.  

I must admit this information is very entertaining.  I also think, though that net has become an avenue for the abuse of our freedom of expression.  Somehow, blogs have become portals for gossip, anger, and ill words.  

Tsk, tsk, tsk .  A little responsiblity and tact wouldn't hurt.....


Today marks Daddy's first death anniversary.  I barely noticed that its been one year already since he passed away.  Life contined for us, somehow we all have moved on.  But in that busy hustle, his memory lingers all the time.  I miss him a lot. If there's one thing I'd regret, its the thought that he won't be able to see my kids grow up.

Last night I dreamt about him.  He kissed me on the forehead before he waved goodbye.  I guess that officially says that I really have to let go.....



 Here are scenes from my weekend in Tagaytay with my siblings and their families.  It's been a while since we last got together.  We've been really busy with work, family andmarriage.  This one goes out to you, girls!  I miss yah...


                                                Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez Weigh-in

Yahoo!  Filifino boxing hero and People's Champ Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has done it again.  Pacman won the WBC super featherweight title over Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez.  I am not really a boxing enthusiast, nor am I Pacquiao's avid fan but I admit today's fight was one of the best. I liked the match up.  Unlike all of Pacman's opponents where his win is evident early on, this one tops it all. Both men really put up a good fight.  News like this really makesme proud to be pinoy...



I had fun doing this tag   Its really amusing to know that the titles fit together.  Its a fine Saturday morning for some good music.  

Thanks, Daisy.  Quite a cool list of tunes you've got there.  

So how does it work? just follow the rules below:

1. Open your music library (iTunes, Media Player, iPod, Winamp, ZVM, etc.)
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question/subject, type the song that’s playing.
5. When you go to the next question, press the next button.
6. Don’t lie and pretend you’re cool.
[you may add your reaction, too, if you like.]
1. Opening credits: 
Constantly by Nina

2. Waking up:
Kiss Me by Jewel

3. First Day of School:
One Hello by Angela Bofill

4. Falling in love:
Killing Me Softly by Lori  Leiberman

5. First song:
If I Ain't Got You by Alicia Keys  
6. Breaking up:
If I Believe by Patti Austin

7. Prom:
Someone To Watch Over Me by Linda Rodstandt

8. Life:
Let’s groove by Earth, Wind and Fire

9. Mental breakdown:
Cool with You by Jennifer Love Hewitt

10. Driving:
You Give Good Love by Whitney Houston

11. Flashback:
Fire and Rain by James Taylor
12. Getting back together:
Love  Moves in Mysterious Ways by Nina

13. Wedding:
I Wish You Love by Lisa Ono

4.Birth of a child:
Sweet surrenderby Sarah McLachlan

15. Final battle:
I Will Survive

16. Death scene:
After the love has gone by Earth, Wind & Fire

17. Funeral song:
Big Girls Dont Cry by Fergie

18. End credits:
Fabulous by Fergie

Now Im tagging Cheryll, Julianna, Caramel Corn, Ideal Pink Rose,and Grace.  Have fun girls!



Summer always brings thoughts of outdoor fun and family adventure.  One of the best places to visit is Australia.  With its endless sunbaked beaches, excotic forests, and avant garde communities, the place is the perfect blend of European art, culture, and the outdoors.  A tour of this county's major cities is truly a feast for the senses.

For a taste of its cosmopolitan living, Melbourne is the place to be.  Tourists flock to this bayside community for shopping, restaurants, and the culture. If you are looking for an affordable yet classy accomodations, Melbourne Hotels is your best bet.  Its like having the best of the nightscene right in your doorstep.

A visit to Australia's capital and oldest city, Sydney is also a must.  With its dizzy skyscrappers, delicious restaurants, and superb shopping tourists are in for a treat.  Sydney Hotels offers the best accomodations with great value for your money.

Wanting a more laid back approach to your vacation?  Brisbane tops the list.  Capture the beauty of tropical landscape, coupled with the perfect weather in the comfort of your room.  Brisbane Hotels has the best deals too good to resist.

Enjoy the sun, surf, and sand in the sunny state of Perth.  Its endless beaches and magnificent sunsets is a marvel for the whole family to experience.  If you want front seat view of some beach action, check out Perth Hotels.  

So you see, there is indeed something for everyone in Australia.  A paradise for the seasoned traveler plus great accomodation deals that delivers value for your money..


 This is a continuation of the tags I received.  Im posting them now because I think they're really cool.  Im tagging particularly everyone in my links list.  I hope you guys have your fill and grab them.

Tag 1: Domino Effect
Start Copy Here

Juliana, Abby
Simply add your name to the bottom and pass it forward.


Tag #2: Message in a Bottle

1. Compose a message to place in your virtual bottle.
2. Right click and SAVE the blank graphic below:
3. Use a graphics program of your choice to place the message on the picture.
4. Post the Message In a Bottle meme and your creation on your blog along with these rules.
5. Tag a minimum of 5 bloggers - or your entire blogroll - to do the same.
6.Notify them of the tag.

My Message...

Tag #3...Big Hug from Me to U....

To all of you who tagged me on these...THANKS MUCH!!! My apologies for not doing these earlier.....



I was very disappionted and angry this morning.  Hubby promised that we will go on with the "tripping" with the Agent to check out some houses.  I was really excited and relieved because last week, I had to cancel several times due to time constraints.  So I called our agent and finalized our meeting.

But when Hubby arrived from work this morning, he told me to cancel (again!) because he's too tired.  I naturally argued and somehow threw a fit.  Refused to push through in the afternoon because it'll be in the way of his basketball game.  Such a selfish reasoning, I thought.  I mean, here I am busy leafing thru a hundred ads for an affordable home, making calls, and yes adjusting my schedule.  And he, on the other hand, just gave a a fraction of his FREE time.  Oh how I hate it!  My point is, his basketball game can wait.  Heck he can even play tomorrow (his day off).  But the meeting can't be pushed any further.  It might be too late.

I was so angry that I didn't bother to control my tears.  This is important to me, for the family.  I thought of a million things to do to make him really angry.  I wanted to pack his basketball stuff and throw it out.  I wanted to spend the night at my sister's place.  Hell, I wanted out....!

Somehow, he seemed to understand where Im coming from.  But it still didn't change his mind about playing (which made me angry all over again).  He left with Kobe and was gone for like a couple of hours.  When they got back, he handed me this.  I was trying to keep a straight face but it was quite a feat.  A peace offering, he said.              



 Got this very interesting tag from Julianna.  It goes something like this

1. Who is/are your idol/s?

My dad, Oprah, Princess Diana, Imelda Marcos, Margarita Fores

2. What characteristic/s does/do your idol/s possess/es that draws you to him/her/them?

Importance of hardwork, love for country, and individualism

3. What have you learned from him/her/them?

Dream big, work hard. Family comes first

4. Have you applied anything you’ve learned from your idol/s?


5. What have you taught others based on what you’ve learned from your idol/s?

Everything happens for a reason

6. What are the things that you don’t like about your idol/s?

I'd say the mistakes they made.  But that's what makes them unique

7. Have you done something to correct them?


Now, Im passing this on to everyone in my blogroll.  Enjoys girls and guys!



Finally my LJ is up and running!  After weeks of me not being able to be online with you guys, Im connected once again.  Whew! what a relief.... Actually, I dont know if the problem was from my pc (Im even considering of getting a laptop already) or if its from the network itself.  I also haven't been able to do updates in the office because of the new firewall installed by the folks from IT. (DARN!)

I pretty much welcomed my second hiatus, though.  It gave me time to refresh my thoughts and reflect on somethings bothering me nowadays.  Im very thankful by the way, to those who continiously visit my page and leave comments inspite of me not being able to write anything amusing or worthwhile in my journal.  Again, MUCHAS GRACIAS, AMIGAS!

I have been, as always busy with work,  freelance stuff, and family.  Lately, hubby and I have been busy checking out real estate.  Yes, that's right, we feel that now is the time to buy a house.  With the low interest rates, we wanna "strike while the iron is hot," so they say.  In fact, tomorrow, we are scheduled for "tripping" with our agent.  Im scared at the same time excited.  I know this is a big step we are taking or risking in terms of finances but if its meant to be, then things will fall right into place.  We're keeping our fingers crossed!

                                     Php 8,552 Monthly (Rent-To-Own)

Also, with Hubby's career taking a turn for the better, I have been contemplating on a lot about my career and homelife.  I must admit, I have quite a lot going on in my head lately.  For some reason, I seem to lost or have diminished interest in the office.  Suddenly, doing freelance is more appealing and fullfiling.  These past few days,I have been in constant lookout for short certificate courses (cosmetics, culinary, language, etc) which I can try my hand in.  Nothing is final yet, Im still, also praying for more wisdom and insight.  A career change, perhaps?  Lets see.
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So there, Im not really MIA.  Just took time off and made good use of my being in a sabatical, so to speak.


                                            Gucci Rush 2 by Gucci 2.5-ounce EDT Spray for Women

Suprise, surprise.....  I received a package from Japan today.  Tita Rose sent me my favorite perfume.  Yahoo!  Im so happy, now I won't have to save up for this baby...):


 What a great weekend I had!  Apart from my usual weekend fare, i had a chance to catch up on my reading.  I chanced upon three terrific reads, both from prolific writers.  My first book, Dear John is written by no other than one of my favorites, Nicholas Sparks.  Like most of his work, the story tells of love and loss.  Its was so heartwarming that I finished reading it in one sitting.                              

        Dear John                                    

My second read is a romantic/suspense story by Sandra Brown called the Chill Factor.  This is the first time I've read Brown and Im amazed by her style.  Putting two great elements together in a story seemed hard but she pulled it off with flying colors to boot!  Its heart ponding yet romantic tale makes for a great chick read and then some.  I just finished it yesterday, the suspense is still fresh and Im still wanting for more...
Chill Factor: A Novel

Which brings me to my third and yet to be read book, Play Dirty.  Also by Brown, Im sure that this is gonna be another great find.  I can't wait to curl up and start peeling the pages.
Play Dirty: A Novel