Sunday, October 28, 2007

Marriage Before & After

This is funny...try reading it, makes me laugh.

Before the marriage:

He: Yes. At last. It was so hard to wait.
She: Do you want me to leave?
He: NO! Don't even think about it.
She: Do you love me?
He: Of course!
She: Have you ever cheated on me?
He: NO! Why you even asking?
She: Will you kiss me?
He: Yes!
She: Will you hit me?
He: No way! I'm not such kind of person!
She: Can I trust you?

Now after the marriage you can read it from bottom to the top!!!

Amazing Face: Natural Beauty Products

This one's nice... Let's make this world a little Greener.

One place to start living a little greener (today!) is with the products you use daily, so we've compiled a few of our favorite natural products. Some you probably already know, others may be new to you. Some are as organic as possible; others use as few chemicals as they can; others focus on recyclable packaging. Whether your concern is toxic chemicals in your body or in the earth, we think you'll find something here for you.

Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
If you only choose one product with which to go green, it should probably be the one you put on your lips. (Just sayin'.) Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is our fave. It was the first Burt's Bees product to hit the market, and there's a reason it remains their most popular item. Available in a bright yellow tin (recyclable!) or classic tube (50% post-industrial recycled plastic), the packaging is hard to resist, as is the fresh tingle (dare we say sting?)your lips will feel after it's applied. And while your Dr. Pepper Bonne Bell Lip Smacker may have tasted good, we doubt it was 95.29% natural. Is it just us or do our lips look plumper? Angelina, eat your heart out.

Jason Deodorant, Apricot
As beauty-product newbies in our teen years, we started out wearing Lady Speed Stick in Lavender. (Purple was our favorite color.) But as grown-ups, we decided to switch to a natural product, and after a few bad starts we found one we loved. It may say it on the packaging, but Jason's Deodorant in Apricot really does offer long-lasting protection and an especially gentle formula, without alcohol or aluminum chlorohydrate. It's not for everyone, but we haven't missed our old antiperspirant. As for those around us, they haven't said anything about missing the smell of Teen Spirit...

Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sheer Moisturizer
If you're spending all that money on Jamba Juices with Vita Boosts for your insides, how can you still be using harsh chemicals and ingredients on the outside? Juice Beauty's skincare products are up to 95% certified organic, and are available in Sephora stores nationwide. We like their chemical-free SPF 30 Sheer Moisturizer for all skin types -- light for those sweaty summer days, it contains certified organic white grape and pomegranate juices. Yum. Be sure to reapply before popping out for your afternoon Strawberry Whirl. (And in case you're wondering, Juice Beauty has nothing to do with those "Juicy" tracksuits favored by J. Lo.)

Aveda Hand Relief
We've tried every hand lotion known to womankind to combat dry, chapped winter skin without finding anything that was quite right -- some dry out more than they moisturize, some are too greasy, some feel like they're gone after only one application -- until this. Aveda's Hand Relief cream leaves weather-beaten hands smooth, and it's light enough for the spring and summer months.
CARGO PlantLove Botanical Lipstick
CARGO's new lipstick line, available exclusively at Sephora, is encased in a tube made out of corn -- that's right -- and the whole deal comes in a paper package made out of flowers, with real flower seeds included. Yeah, it's gimmicky, but who says saving the environment can't be fun? After using up the tube, run the paper under some water, and plant wherever wild flowers are needed. Not only does CARGO donate two dollars from each lipstick sale to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, but five shades were "designed" by your (or someone else's) favorite celebrities: Evangeline Lilly, Lindsay Lohan, Maria Menounos, Mariska Hargitay and Sarah Chalke.
M.A.C. Nail Lacquer in Steamy
At the first sign of spring, we're all about letting our puppies out to breathe. Until, that is, we spy our winter feet... and toenails. Yes, the summer pedicure has become an essential. Everyone is doing it -- you can barely walk out the door with open-toed shoes without a pretty pedi anymore. M.A.C's Nail Lacquer to the rescue. It's free of the nasty chemicals found in the polish at your local nail salon. So bring it with you and give it to your nail technician -- or, better yet, do your pedi yourself at home. Unlike a manicure, the toes are easy to do one your own, and down there it's all about experimenting with color you might not be able to pull off on your fingers. M.A.C's Steamy is just the ticket -- a hot pink for long summer nights.

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Face Serum
It's hard not to trust Dr. Weil. With his white beard and kind eyes, he's like a cross between Santa Claus and that nice high school science teacher. And we tried to do everything Dr. Weil told us in 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, really. Now he's teamed up with Origins, home of the "Peace of Mind" gumball, to offer a line of products billed as a totally integrative approach to skin care. His Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Face Serum has become a fast favorite, as it utilizes mushrooms, ginger, turmeric and other natural ingredients to defend skin against the elements. And your pretty face definitely deserves defending.

Dr. Hauschka Mascara
If the eye is the window to the soul, we might want to be careful about what kind of window dressing we use. Mascara can often cause havoc for the optically-challenged contact lens wearers among us. Paging Dr. Hauschka! Available in black, brown, and blue, Dr. Hauschka's natural mascara is opthalmologically tested and formulated for sensitive eyes. The Dr. Hauschka line, available at Sephora, is committed to bringing holistic skin care -- and compassion -- to the masses. So you can start by showing your eyes a little tender loving care.

Tom's of Maine Natural Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste
It wasn't until we started using Tom's of Maine that we realized our old toothpaste, though recommended by three out of four dentists, was full of sugar. As Tom predicts in his packaging, once you switch to Tom's natural flavors, including Peppermint, Spearmint, and Wintermint (oddly, Fennel has been discontinued), you will find it hard to go back to the cloying saccharin taste of other brands. Plus, we appreciate the personal note from Tom and Kate, the owners, on the tube. They are real people; they really live in Maine. And our dental hygienist is still happy, which is all that truly matters.
Kiehl's Vital Sun Protection Lotion SPF 30
Kiehl's is a New York-based company that produces small batches of high-quality products, using little or no preservatives. Plus, they love to give away free samples! Stop in and try out this sun block if you can. With minimal chemical ingredients, it still protects for up to 80 minutes in the water. Even better, it's non-greasy, so it won't affect your volleyball game. Or your sandwich.

Botox isn't exactly part of a green beauty regimen. And we're happy to just say no, for all sorts of reasons. But we're eager to try this fun product, which is apparently a secret that has been passed by word of mouth since 1889. But with a name like Frownies (rhymes with Brownies) the secret had to come out sooner or later. Apparently all the old Hollywood stars used them to get ready for their close-ups. To get ready for yours, just moisten the "frownie" and place between the eyes and on the forehead for a minimum of three hours a day to reduce lines. Voila: Nicole Kidman! Results are guaranteed within thirty days or less. Yes, we'll say it: it's enough to turn that frown upside down.

Wherever you go this summer, be sure to bring some H20 with you. It's the best way to achieve healthy, beautiful skin. And if you're engaging in heated rounds of badminton or croquet, be sure to drink more than you think you need. Pretend you're at your own private spa and add some fresh lemon (known for its detoxifying properties) or cucumber slices to your glass, pitcher or water bottle.

My Musing 101

Someone won't appreciate what you say or do. But as long as you speak honestly from the heart and let them see who you really are, you'll be fine.
This is not a perfect world, this is not a perfect life.
So, live life the way you want because no matter what you do, people would never run out of something to say against you.

10 Power Tips to Improve your Blog

10 Power Tips to Improve your Blog!
I got this from another blogger & thought of posting it here and like to share this with my readers...

1. Your blog needs to be visually appealing. Kick clutter to the curb.The best blogs are easy to read and minimalistic. This is the first major downfall of every blog.

Keep it clean! Don’t put too many ads all over the place and don’t overdo the design. Too many ads can seem like a desperate beg for help, be smart about it! Integrate the ad’s in to seamlessly work with your design.

If your blog strains the eyes, people will not want to come back to read anything else. Use a color scheme (anywhere from 2-4 colors [for help on this, visit Color Schemer) and make sure there is enough spacing around everything. Believe me if your blog is a breeze to read, people will come back to enjoy it more often than not.

2. Don’t go overboard with ad’s if you are just starting out. If your blog is new (less than 1-2 months old) try to stick it out until you get a decent reader base before integrating ads. You will be able to gauge people’s responses to the website first and get some loyal readers.

After you have established some kind of reader base then you can begin to slowly integrate ads.

If you have too many ads, people will get turned off and annoyed, that’s the complete opposite of our goals.

3. Work, edit, and re-work your content.Content is king as they say. That statement is definitely true. Make sure what you are writing is relevant and interesting to read.

Why hang out at a website if there’s nothing worth reading? Have someone edit your articles, take a day or two after its posted and re-read it to see if you can improve anything.Lightning

Tip: Make sure to implement as many relevant keywords as possible to direct search engine traffic.

4. Don’t slack, post new stories/articles often.I covered this a little before, but it’s worth mentioning again.

Write at least 2-3 times per week. It shouldn’t take long. Hell you could talk about a cool new website you found for two paragraphs, that’s better than nothing.Updating lets your users know that you are still there, it adds new content and gives them a reason to return to your blogLightning

Tip: The more you post, the more Google picks up your articles (along with other crawlers), this will in the long-run drive thousands of extra users a month to your site if not more.

5. Submit to Social Bookmarking websites.This is a big one. When I first started out, almost 50% of my traffic came from Digg and Reddit (my two personal favorites).

I made 3-4 front pages (popular posts) and traffic exploded. I remember at one point I was struggling to get 500 unique visitors a day, then an article hit a Digg/Reddit front page and my server crashed because I netted almost 60,000 people in one night.Always submit noteworthy articles, chances are you might get at least 1-2 front page stories per month (if not more!).

6. Network yourself; find other blogs in your niche. Find other blogs like yours and connect with the authors. E-mail them, post in-depth replies on their articles, most blog owners are extremely nice people and will be willing to help you!

Offer to exchange links and such; this will help your community grow, even if by a small margin.

Remember, every reader counts. As long as you have at least one reader, you are making an impact.

7. Link your website wherever you can without spamming. (Email, Forums)Another important topic that is often overlooked. If you are a member of a forum, add it to your signature. Email?

Add it as a signature to that too! Wherever you can link without being too pushy, do it. In the long run those extra pageviews will count.

8. Host your blog on your own domain.No one likes having Buy a domain! These days you can get one anywhere from $3-$5 per month and in no time your ads should easily cover these costs. Get your own domain and be unique.

9. Write compelling titles - capture the reader in the first line.The title and first three sentences of a post can make or break the post.

Capture the reader’s attention off the bat, make them keep reading. Boring, cookie cutter introductions are everywhere, stand out.

10. Don’t give up.Motivation is key and is also the backbone to building a successful blog (or building anything for that matter). Remember it’s not a quarter mile sprint, it’s a marathon. Take your time, review yourself and your blog and make gradual improvements. Rome wasn’t built in a day.


For years, I kept a sign in my room that helped me maintain the right perspective concerning yesterday.

It simply said... " Yesterday Ended Last Night..."

It reminded me that no matter how badly I might have failed in the past, it's done and today is a new day to make things better...

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Rich Town 1 Trick or Treat!

We had our village's Trick or Treat Halloween party yesterday. Here are some pics of it...
Too bad, I got no costume. My cousin wore my witch hat and cape. :-(

My Cousin & my mom

Me & my cousin

What Is Your Life Rated?

Tagged by Eds...

Hah! My life is Rated PG! Still least not Rated X!
Annette, Jane, Yvette, Lutchi & Arlene...What is your life rated?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Question tagged from Peachy

what is your most expensive purchase with your own money?

I bought my P800 for P28K way, way back 2002 pa. I lost my N7650 that time, someone stole it inside my purse. My mom doesn't want to buy me another phone because I was careless daw so i bought that phone on my own expense. Haaay.

I'm tagging Yvette, Eds, Arlene, Mari, Alpha & Annette.

christmas tag & rules

Tagged by Mari.

Complete these sentences. Please tag and pass it on for someone else to do. Please link back here for the template. You don't mind, do you? Ho! Ho! Ho!You can use single words or phrases:

01] I love Santa.

02] Santa is so kind & charming.

03] If I were in a room with Santa, I would ask him to give all less fortunate children a christmas gifts.

04] I think Santa should start dieting.

05] Santa needs an assistant.

06] I want to talk to Santa.

07] Someday Santa will go out and show himself to all children.

08] Santa reminds me of hope and love.

09] Without Santa Christmas won't be fun for children.

10] My memories of Santa is when i wake up every christmas morning finding out that my christmas stocking has candies in it.

11] Santa can be my superfriend.

12] The worst thing about Santa is he only comes out on Christmas season

13] The best thing about Santa is he brings joy to all children in the world.

14] I am going to ride on the sleigh with Santa.

15] One thing I would like to know about Santa is what he's doing during January to November.

16] Santa should go and start making a list.

17] Santa wants to give me a gift!

I am passing it on to: Annette, Jane, Eds, Yvette, Jody, Macy, Erra & Peachy.

*if you've done this before, just ignore it.

Scary Story

It's halloween...lemme share you a ghost story that might give you some goose bumps.

The Bloodstain

retold by S. E. Schlosser

The Phelps place was an old, abandoned property with a monstrous, decrepit Victorian house that was supposed to be haunted. It should have been a good resting place for the local deer hunters, but they would not go near it. A few that tried came away before midnight with tales of ghostly thumping noises, gasps, moans, and a terrible wet bloodstain that appeared on the floor of the front porch and could not be wiped away.

Phelps was an Englishman who had purchased land some 20 miles off the Mendocino coast in the 1880s. He had built a huge, fancy Victorian house all covered with gingerbread trimmings and surrounded by lovely gardens. When everything was arranged to his liking, he sent out party invitations to everyone within messenger range. It was the biggest social event of the year, with music and dancing and huge amounts of food. Sawhorse tables were set up with refreshments, and drinks were set out on the front porch. People came from miles around. The only one missing was old man McInturf's son-in-law. They had had a terrible fight that afternoon, and the boy had stalked off in a rage, threatening to get even with the old man.

Around midnight, the musicians took a recess and old man McInturf went out on the front porch with some friends. Suddenly there came the thunder of hooves rushing up the lane. A cloaked figure rode towards the lantern-lit porch. McInturf put down his drink. "That will be my son-in-law," he told his friends as he went down the steps. The cloaked figure stopped his horse just outside the pool of lantern-light. There was a sharp movement and two loud shots from a gun. Old man McInturf staggered backwards, shot in the throat and the chest. The cloaked man wheeled his horse and fled down the lane as friends ran to the assistance of the old man.
They laid McInturf down on the porch. He was bleeding heavily and they were afraid to move him much. There was some talk of fetching the doctor, but everyone knew it was too late. So much blood was pouring from the old man's wounds that it formed a pool underneath his head. McInturf coughed, once, twice; a hideous, gurgling, strangling sound that wrenched at the hearts of all who heard it. Then he died.

McInturf's body was laid out on the sofa, and the once-merry guests left in stricken silence. The servants came and wiped the red-brown bloodstain off the floorboards. The next day, a wagon was brought to the front of the house and McInturf's body was carried out onto the porch. As the men stepped across the place where McInturf had died, blood began to pool around their boots, forming a wet stain in exactly the pattern that had been wiped up by the servants the night before. The men gasped in fear. One of them staggered and almost dropped the body. They hurriedly laid McInturf in the back of the wagon, and a pale Phelps ordered the servants to clean up the fresh bloodstain.

From that day forward, the Phelps could not keep that part of the porch clean. Every few weeks, the damp bloodstain would reappear. They tried repainting the porch a few times, but the bloodstain would always leak through. In the county jail, McInturf's son-in-law died of a blood clot in the brain. A few months later, one of the Phelps servants went mad after seeing a "terrible sight" that made his head feel like it was going to exploded. Folks started saying the house was being haunted by the ghost of McInturf, seeking revenge. The property was resold several times but each resident was driven out by the terrible, gasping ghost of McInturf reliving his last moments and by the bloodstain that could not be removed from the porch. The house was eventually abandoned.

Apple a day keeps the calories at bay

I saw this article while browsing the net:

The next diet craze may be the apple diet.

A new study shows an apple a day keeps the calories at bay. People who ate an apple about 15 minutes before lunch consumed almost 190 fewer calories than when they didn't have the apple.
The research was presented Tuesday at a meeting of the Obesity Society, an organization of weight-control scientists and professionals.

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University tested how the consumption of apples in different forms affects calorie intake.

They had 59 normal-weight men and women come to the lab for five weeks to eat breakfast and lunch.

Before lunch, the participants were given either nothing, 1½ medium peeled, cut-up apples (about 125 calories), or a similar caloric amount of applesauce, apple juice with added fiber or apple juice without fiber. About 15 minutes later, participants were served an entree of cheese tortellini and tomato sauce.

Participants who had the raw apple consumed 187 fewer calories than at the meals when they had applesauce, juice or nothing.

"This suggests that eating something like a piece of fruit that's low in calories before your meal might be a great strategy for reducing calorie intake," says Julie Flood, a researcher at Penn State. "It looks like solid fruit is more filling than fruit juice, and people perceive them differently. They look at an apple and think it's going to fill them up."

Barbara Rolls, a professor of nutritional sciences at Penn State, says the findings add to the knowledge that foods low in calories, such as soup, salad or fruit, at the beginning of a meal gives you an extra course, and you end up eating less.

"We expect the effect might have been bigger if we left the peeling on the apples," she says.
Brian Wansink, director of Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab in Ithaca, N.Y., says, "This is great evidence that it's not the calories, but it's the effort of eating that tricks us into thinking we're full."

One medium apple has:
• 70 - 80 calories

• 3 grams of fiber
• No fat
• No saturated fat
• No cholesterol
• About 10% of daily vitamin C needs
Source: USA TODAY research

To all who wants to lose weight just like me specially this coming holiday season, might as well try this one.

Trick or Treat!

Who says that Halloween parties are just for Kids? Well, we'll be having one in our village this Saturday at our clubhouse and I'm sure it'll gonna be a spooktacular night.

The problem is I still don't have a costume! Whenever I go to malls, most costumes or should I say all costumes are for small kids only. Waaahh! I still have 2 more days to go...

Tagged by Macy & Jane

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night? My cousin Jay

2. What were you doing at 0800? Yesterday, i was still sleeping. Hehehe.

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Taking my dogs for a walk

4. What happened to you in 2006? Hmmm, I became close to someone special in my life now.

5. What was the last thing you said out loud? "Beyonce! Nooo!" -screaming at my dog because she was chasing a cat.

6. How many beverages did you have today? a glass of Orange juice.

7. What color is your hairbrush? brown

8. What was the last thing you paid for? My mom's hospital bill last night at AUFMC

9. Where were you last night? hospital then came home

10. What color is your front door? Brown

11. Where do you keep your change? coin purse

12. What’s the weather like today? Sunny

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor? Capuccino, Mocha, Chocolate

14. What excites you? Whenever i travel with my friends

15. Do you want to cut your hair? No. My hunny wants it long.

16. Are you over the age of 25? yep.

17. Do you talk a lot? Yes, only to people I'm close to and really know.

18. Do you watch the O.C.? no

19. Do you know anyone named Steven? no.

20. Do you make up your own words? sometimes...white lies. Harharhar!

21. Are you a jealous person? not really

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’. Annette

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K'.- none

24. Who’s the first person on your received call list? My mom

25. What does the last text message you received say? It's from my bestfriend Xty, telling me she's fine back there in San Diego (as we all know, there's wildfire going on)

26. Do you chew on your straw? no

27. Do you have curly hair? Nope

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to? Ob-Gyne later this afternoon

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life? Oh, i don't wanna mention his name.

30. What was the last thing you ate? Jollibee chicken joy

31. Will you get married in the future? Hopefully

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks? No Reservations

33. Is there anyone you like right now? like as in like? Yes

34. When was the last time you did the dishes? 4 days ago

35. Are you currently depressed? Used to be but not anymore.

36. Did you cry today? no

37. Why did you answer and post this? Macy & Jane tagged me and answering it is FUN!

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey. hmmm, it seems that most of my co-bloggers have this in their post already.

My 3rd award

Thanks to my new friend, Erra for giving me this award. I really appreciate it.

Life is Fabulous, and so are WE!

Now, I'm passing this Fabulous award to my friends Annette, Yvette, Shabem, Eds & Macy.

Tagged by Annette


Write 8 facts about yourself. In the 8 facts, you share 8 things that your readers don't know about you. At the end, you tag as much other bloggers to keep the fun going. Each blogger must post these rules first. Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves. At the end of the post, a blogger needs to choose as much people to get tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

  • I love dogs- As of now, I have 4 dogs: ChocoLabrador, ShihTsu, Japanese Spitz and Askal.
  • I can stay home for 3 straight days as long as there's television and internet connection.
  • I have 2 fishes (Red Paco) and they're both 7 years of age.
  • I'm an only child. I'm spoiled but not a brat.
  • Until now, even if i have a job already, my mom sometimes shops for me.
  • I'm scared of Karma. That's why as much as possible i don't treat or do bad to other people.
  • I can cross stitch and crochet as long as there's a pattern to follow.
  • I super love shoes. I buy shoes sometimes even if i'm not gonna wear them (i just love the design/color of it).

Now, I'm passing this tag to all my readers.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


I'm Jean & she's Christie. We're bestfriends since our college days. Imagine that? How old are we now? Secret!

She's based in California now but we make it a point that we get in touch with each other. Thanks to Yahoo! Messenger, we get to talk almost everyday. If there's one people who knows my secrets aside from my mom of course, is SHE. I always tell her almost everything and anything under the sun (and moon!)

I miss her so much...

My Bessie and Me


I miss my cousins Kasie & CJ...

Looks like they're getting ready for the Halloween! LOL.

Question tagged by Peachy

Peachy passed this question to me.

" what is something that you bought that you find really useless"

Hmmm, lemme think... Oh I know, the Glutathione tablets! I have fair skin complexion naman it's just that everyone or most people I know are taking it so I bought na rin. But it won't do any changes to me kasi nga I'm maputi naman. Hehehe.

I'm passing the same question to Annette, Jane & Yvette.


I bathe my dog Puffy.

Now here's the problem... 5 months ago, I had his hair groomed at Blue Cross Animal Clinic because it's all tangled up. And now, it's beginning to tangle up again! I always make it a point to brush his hair every day so as not to build up tangles pero hayun, it's happening again... there's some hair build up na at the back part of his tail. Haaay...If only dogs have salons or parlors, i could've brought him there na lang...

What's inside your BAG?

Yvette tagged me...

What's inside my bag?

My baby wipes, press powder, Bath & Body works anti-bacterial hand gel, Burberry Weekend perfume, VS lip palette, lipstick, EL blush, Carmex lip balm, Sight Clear lubricating solution for my contact lenses, Mentos gum and of course my Baby Phat wallet (inside are my ID's & credit cards).

Now, tell me Nova, Arlene, Eds & Shabem, what's inside your bag?

My Second Award...

OMG! It's my second award here! I'm so touched! Thanks Eds for this award! Now, I'm really gonna be happy on my birthday...

I'm passing this to Yvette, Bishop, Jane, Nova, Mari & Arlene.

Friday, October 19, 2007

My Very First Award...

Got this Thoughtful Blogger Award from Arlene. Yes, my very first award...thanks a lot, sis. I'm sooo happy for this. It's like an advance birthday gift for me. LOL.

This award is one of the series of awards launched by Christy Z of Writer's Reviews.

I'm passing this to Nova, Shabem & Eds.

The Story Of Two Men In One Hospital Room

One of my friends forwarded this to me. Now, I want to share it with you...

A great note for all, it will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking. This story made me cry....

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.

Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of> the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man couldn't hear the band - he> could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths, only to find the lifeless body of> the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital> attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The> nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making> sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.

He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.

It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.

The nurse responded that the man was blind and> could not even see the wall.

She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."

Epilogue: There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness> when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy. "Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present."

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


This is my own version of Nacho dip. More of a cheese dip. ;-)

I got hungry and thought of barging my mom's fridge. Luckily, I found ingredients for salsa:

1/4 ground beef
125g cheesewhiz
1/8 butter
1/8 milk
5 medium size tomatoes
1 big onion
*sugar, salt and pepper to taste

I'm not good in food preparation but it sure tastes delicioso...


Eds tagged me...

Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

A - Age: 26 years,11 months & 16 days

B - Band Listening To Right Now: none

C - Career: Call Center Sales Agent Coach

D - Drink or Smoke: I don't smoke, I drink occasionally

E - Easiest Friends To Talk To: My bestfriend Christie, Khyng and my MOM

G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: both

H - Have a Boyfriend: Secret!

I - In love: God and him...

J- Junk Food You Like: Ruffles and Pringles

K - Kids: none yet...hoping to have by next year *wink* *wink*

L - Longest Ride Ever: Driving all the way from Pampanga to Baguio City

N - Names For Your Future Kids: Joshua for a baby boy

O - One Wish You Have Now: For my mom to be healthy always and get married soon!

P - Phobias: Ghosts

Q - Favorite Quote: "A heart break, though painful is a blessing in disguise. It may be a bad nightmare that leaves you crying alone in the middle of the night. But in reality, HE just saved you from the wrong one…to lead you to the right one."

R - Reasons To Smile: My loved ones and friends

S - Sleeping Hours: 4pm ( I work in a call center, that explains why)

T - Time You Woke Up: 10pm

U - Unknown Fact About You: I love beading & crocheting

V - Vegetable You Hate: Ampalaya

W - Worst Habit: Impulsive buyer

X - X-rays You’ve Had: lower back (lumbar) last 2005

Y - Yummy Foods: Crustaceans! Can't get enough of it!

Z - Zodiac Sign: Libra

Seven things about me: I have 4 dogs, I'm a God fearing person, loves travelling, watching movies and eating out with friends, surfing the net and BLOGGING!

Now, I'm passing this to Yvette, Annette, Jane, Bishop, Arlene, Mari & Jody.

-Sexy Inside-

If there's Intel Inside, there's Sexy Inside.

I saw this car sticker at SM Clark while I was strolling with my mom. It caught my attention 'coz I use to see that logo with "Intel Inside" on our computers but with this one, it has a funny tag on it.

Usually, car stickers are posted at the back part ouf our mobiles with tags "Baby on board" or "Child on board"...but in this case, it's "Sexy Inside".

So if you see this sticker, it really means that there's SEXY Inside. LOL.

Friday, October 12, 2007


My Mom's having one...just so you have an idea how it is:

An endoscope is a medical device consisting of a camera mounted on a flexible tube. Small instruments can be used to take samples of suspicious tissues through the endoscope. In gastrointestinal endoscopy, this device is inserted through the mouth or anus. For other areas, small incisions are made.

An ultrasound probe can be added to a gastrointestinal endoscope. This is called an endoscopic ultrasound. Depending on the area of interest, this device can also be passed through the mouth or anus.

How the test is performed:
There are many types of endoscope, and they are named in relation to the organs or areas they explore. Endoscopes used to look directly at the ovaries, appendix, or other abdominal organs, for example, are called laparoscopes (laparoscopy).

Other endoscopes are inserted through incisions to look at joints (arthroscopy) or the lungs (bronchoscopy), and still others are used to view the inside of the bladder (cystoscopy)...And in my mom's case, the doctor's gonna take a look at her liver.

Hospital Birthday

I don't know what's with my mom but usually she gets sick every "ber" months... The first time I celebrated it in the hospital was when i got sick. Second time was when my mom had Pharyngitis and the last one was when my mom had a brain stroke.

Next week's gonna be my birthday and I might be spending it again in the hospital. Yes, if it will push through, it'll be my 4th time to spend it there. Not because my mom is's because she'll be scheduled for her Endoscopy. Her doctor said her liver got 2-3x bigger than its usual size so they have to take a peek of it what and how big it is inside.

Hopefully everything will turn out okay.

Halloween Treat

Kitty and Jody is passing this to me...

"Don't just choose your friends making this cliquish and 'just groupies'...
Make NEW friends by choosing random visitors!!!."

I'm passing this to my new friends here: Nova, Alpha, Arlene & Mari.

Blogging Tips

This is from Yvette.

Copy the list, add your tip and pass it on. Add a star beside the tips that you like the best. Sounds easy enough, so here goes:

1.Look, read, and learn.

2.Be, EXCELLENT to each other.

3.Don’t let money change ya!

4.Always reply to your comments.

5.Blog about what you know & love.

6.Don’t use filthy language-buy a dictionary.

7.Blog about something educational

8.Be yourself; others will follow *

9.Don't have too many blogs that will become a chore to maintain

10.Keep it simple, user-friendly, interesting and organized *!

11.Keep the blog simple and sweet!!

12.Never ask for link exchange. Blog hop to increase traffic.

13.Don’t clutter your blog with ads all over the place.IT’S IRRITATING. *

14.Don’t comment for the sake of commenting. Some looked too fake and its a big turn off!

15.Share something interesting and you will gain more readers.

16.Show that we care to all bloggers, treat each other as friends.

17.Pictures say a million words. Keep them coming!

18.Blogging should be fun or you’ll get tired of it pretty soon.

19.Don’t think people will come to your blog if you’re not willing to pay a visit to them.

20.Everyone loves read short posting and best, illustrated with a picture *

21.Try not to publish more than 5 posts in one blog a day. Even if it’s from feed reader, it’s quite hard to digest and catch up reading everything.

22.Blog, the other window to peek into people’s life, minus the trouble. keep a certain level of privacy to yourself.

23.Never tell your readers that you are going on vacation. That’s basically telling them to not visit your blog for a week. Instead, write several posts, and take advantage of the timestamp feature.

24.Try and write with people in mind that are “somewhat similar to you”. Allow your audience to identify with your blog and feel “at home”.

25.The key to a good article is a good introduction. A joke, a question or a picture does wonders.

26.If you are looking to earn an income blogging read and, you will be amazed at what you can learn.

27.Write for yourself first. Remember that it takes time, effort, patience…and above all, daring. The Laidback Buddhist

28.Don’t offer opinions that are not based in the realm of personal knowledge…share yourself and your experiences…they speak louder then words The MiracleProcess

29.Unless I'm a huge fan of your blog, keep your posts short & sweet. Mariuca - Wishing On A Falling Star

30.Don't be shy to make friends, open yourself to others and you'll be amazed with the tremendous responses. * A Great Pleasure

31. When you look make sure you SEE, When you listen make sure you HEAR, and when you talk make sure you SPEAK! First Time Dad

32. Don't leave hurtful comments, that is below to what is appropriate, you will hurt the blog owner and might not read or visit your blog ever again. Blessed Sanctuary

33. Let a correct grammar be a concern. One can't avoid criticizing upon reading an obvious grammatical error! When doing a paid entry, try to connect it even at least a little to a thought you can really relate! Read, comprehend, think, write, edit, post it! Recel's Unsealing My Mind

34. You have an obligation to keep when you have exchanged links with a fellow blogger - - that is, to visit the site of those that are in your link list at least once a week. More is even better, but only if you have time to spare. Juliana of My World*

35. Blog about something you are interested in or are passionate about. Acknowledge blog visitors, be kind and gracious :) Thira As The World Turns

36.I firmly believe in reciprocal blog commenting. I am still trying my best to visit everyone in my blogroll and comment at least 1 or 2 of their posts. This is not required,but it sure good to hear feedbacks from your visitors isn't it?*Shabem-Embrace Simplicity.

37.Be yourself, be friendly by leaving good comments to the discussion you are making remarks with, then you can have a link back to your blog. Yvetchie's The Story of me

38. Blogging is fun. Meet new people. Gain new friends. Jean's My so-called-life.

I'm tagging diane, kitty & nova.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


I am really...

I've been out since 5am today. Where we went? 168 Mall in Divisoria! It's one of my favorite shopping malls actually... Best bargain prizes ever!

I know I'm not skinny but I bought myself a skinny jeans for only P350! And I bought a big maroon crocodile hobo bag for the same price too.

Aside from that, my mom, aunt and my cousin camille bought some party favors for my "mommy's" birthday bash this coming October 14 at Fontana. It'll gonna be like a children's party but all adults ang mga guests. LOL.

I'll probably come back there by November to buy some stuffs for this coming Christmas.

What Should You Be For Holloween?

Huh? Why am I a Girlscout? I'm not always ready in action!?!?

Your Halloween Costume Should Be
A Girl Scout
What Should You Be For Halloween?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dog adopts kitten

Who would have thought that a dog and a kitten would come up close and personal? Well, believe it or not, I read this in a news article at Yahoo! news... Kinda odd but interesting.

A stray kitten has found a new mother in a golden retriever, who began producing milk for the gray tabby after hearing its cries.

Isn't that great?

Jenny from the block...preggy?

Yes, our Jenny from the block is preggy...

I was surprised by this news while i was browsing the net. Well, as i read the article, she's seems so happy with her pregnancy and might be expecting twins!

The 38 year old singer-actress, who has long expressed her desire to have both career and kids, is ecstatic about the news.

"It's a dream come true," a Lopez source tells. "She and Marc are over the moon."

Quotes about life...

They say that sometimes just reading quotes we receive from other people makes our lives a little bit lighter or to some, may change their lives' point of view...

Here are some of my fave quotes I received from my friends via text...

  • Life is pretty simple…When you’re asking for apples and life hands you lemons, make lemonade. If you’re on your way out and it starts to rain, at least you don’t have to water the plants anymore. It’s a matter of seeing things in prospective. The benefits may not be immediate or obvious, but you have to know this for sure: There will be problems. There will be struggles. Have faith. Enjoy life. Take it easy. If today you’re picking up the grapes, tomorrow you’ll be drinking the wine.

  • When you feel you’ve pushed your life to the limit and you can’t go any further, give that obstacle one last push coz that might be the one that gets you through. If you don’t try, you’ll never know…always go for it.

  • Who should be blame when a leaf fell from a tree? Is it the wind that blew it away?
    Or the tree that let it go? Or is it the leaf who grew tired of holding on?

  • As I grow old, my realizations about life become deeper, problems get bigger, situations become more complicated and I know that you’re just like me…sometimes we could wish we could go back…back to the time when the only man in our life is our dad, our only best friend was our mom, and any pain could be healed by just a band aid and a lollipop.

  • Never say that someone completes you. We have to feel whole even we are by ourselves for needing a certain someone is not love but dependency. Wanting a person to become a part of our life is the best reason for having them. And you can only want when you know you have enough. So rather than search for than someone who will complete you, wait for the person who will compliment for your completeness.

  • If you are not sure where you stand in someone’s life, it’s best to leave things behind so that if they drop you off, it will be easier to forget them. Don’t waste time waiting for nothing, when efforts are not recognized, it’s best to just give things up; you’ve done your part. Let them do theirs…

  • Sometimes, you have to make a big mistake to figure out how to make things right. Mistakes are painful but they're the only way to find out who you really are.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Spa away

Finally, after such a long, long time ( more or less 4 months) i had my body massage and i feel so good after it. Where i had it? Of course, Medispa (while waiting for my dermatologist to arrive, i took advantage of the time, LOL).

They're offering 20% discount on most of their services this month kaya take advantage na naman ako.LOL. The place is good, people are friendly and nothing beats their prices on their services-GREAT!

I tried their Medispa Signature massage which lasted for an hour and a half. Regular price is P600 but i only paid P400, isn't that great?

My Red Rashes

Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition that looks like small goose bumps, which are actually dead skin cells that build up around the hair follicle.

Keratosis pilaris is a disorder that occurs around the hair follicles of the upper arms, thighs, and sometimes the buttocks. It presents as small, benign bumps or papules that are actually waxy build-ups of keratin. Normally skin sloughs off. However, around the hair follicle where the papules form, the keratinized skin cells slough off at a slower rate, clogging the follicles. This is generally thought to be a genetic disorder, although the symptoms of keratosis pilaris are often seen with ichthyosis and allergic dermatitis. It can also be observed in people of all ages who have either inherited it, have a vitamin A deficiency or have dry skin. Keratosis pilaris is a self-limiting disorder that disappears as the person ages. It can become more severe when conditions are dry such as during the winter months or in dry climates.

Yes, I have them but it's not fatal nor contagious...I had them 2 years back and still now. :( What I noticed is that whenever it's cold season, they appear and kinda itchy at times too.
Thanks to my dermatologist Dr. Loreta David-Filoteo of MEDISPA. She gave me two creams to put on, 7% Glycolic cream to apply every morning and 0.05% Retinoi Acid lotion to put on before bedtime. She said it will make my "rashes" dissapear in amonth or two. Yeah, yeah i know it's a very slow process but at least diba it will make my skin smooth again.