Dec 31, 2008

Sorting OutThe Gifts

Finally I had the time today sorting out gifts we got from the family party and the gifts we received from friends. I did not care about doing it after Christmas because I enjoyed relaxing at home. What a shame eh? The fun part here is taking a picture of the stuff we got at Mom and Dad's. They had the Christmas stockings for me and my honey. So here are the gifts inside our stockings.

MharMS: Victoria's Secret panties, candy cane, Godiva milk chocolate, umbrella, wit calendar, super beam cell phone flashlight, and an eye mask

Honey: Calvin Klein boxer shorts, candy cane, lavender bath soap, tire gauge, super beam cell phone flashlight, and laser finger beams

Dec 30, 2008

Selling Malfunctioning Watch?

You gotta be kidding me!

If you are a seller, you know your merchandise is in good condition right? And before selling the merchandise, you should check if it is working right? So how come a jewelry store associate does not know the watch my honey bought me for Christmas is not functioning?

The story is this. My honey surprised me with the watch he bought from that jewelry store. It is a lovely gold slim watch made without a second hand. The watch does not fit in my wrist perfectly so we went to the jewelry store to have it re-sized. After the associate re-sized the watch I tried it on and it fits! When I tried to set the time, I waited for the minute hand to move. After a while, it did not make any movement. So my husband asked with the associate to check the watch. The associate opened it and checked the battery only to find out it is very weak. It was replaced with a new one but the minute hand is still. Hhhmm...I was starting to get upset. "What is going on?" I asked myself. After minutes of waiting, the associate came up to the suggestion of replacing the watch. All right. So there is something wrong with my beautiful timepiece. Embarrassing, is not it? The associate will call us first thing tomorrow morning about the replacement.

Dec 29, 2008

Getting Rid Of Acne

I heard from my cousin this morning. She was sending her greetings to me and my honey. I am so happy because I talked to her today. She is getting busy with her new job.

When we were together in Manila, we used to hang out at the mall. When there is an interesting movie, we will watch it over and over again. If we are in the department store we go directly to kitchenware, appliance, shoes, and health/beauty department. We spend more time at health and beauty department looking for some products to treat her acne. I know it is a little bit awkward but she did not mind me help her on that.

Our other cousins are telling her to try an acne treatment product from Murad Acne. The Acne Complex product has a set of treatment that will help her get rid of acne. She was dealing with it for years now and it really affects her confidence as a woman. I heard this product is effective so I hope it will give my cousin the good result.

Personalized Photos and Greeting Cards As Decors

I do not know what you might think but I plan to keep our Christmas tree up until the first week of January. This is what my family used to do back home.

This is our first Christmas tree here. I was so excited when my honey bought it for us. It flatters me when visitors say our tree is pretty and looks professional. But it will look more beautiful in our house (Oh my God, I miss our house!). Though I have decorated our tree with Christmas ornaments, I have other unique decor in it. You see I put all the greeting cards we received during and after the Christmas week. Greetings from family and friends with personalized photos were pretty. So all of them are in our Christmas tree. What can you say?

Dec 28, 2008

Healthy Celebrity Smile

I just had my dental appointment in the middle of my working days. I felt a little bit awkward asking for a day-off because I am newly hired. But the appointment was set a month ago and for some insurance reasons, I have to go for it. My honey and I went to the dentist in Plano whom he sees for years now. He does cosmetic dentistry.

To me, dental health is very important. People with healthy teeth eat better. It also helps build self-confidence. In fact, there are dental products that help maintain healthy teeth. Dental veneers, for example, helps whiten teeth permanently and align smile perfectly. I will have some tooth to be crowned and they say veneers can be placed over the crowns without doing some replacement. Maintaining dental health is a part of our daily life and choosing reliable dental products should be considered for successful result. Then we can have a celebrity smile that everyone admires.

On Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas in Tyler. We drove there Wednesday night (December 24) after I got out from work in the department store at 6:30 P.M. My honey expected it to be 6:00 P.M. but I had to stay for the closing time to help segregate reports. Anyway, we made it to Tyler in time safe since the Interstate Highway was not busy with rushing traffic. Thanks God. We stayed overnight at my sister-in-law's house for the Christmas Eve. The whole family was there. I met my brother-in-law's stepdaughter for the first time (she is working in Egypt and she came home to spend the holidays with the family). We had fun with the exchange gift game. And oh, I cannot believe what I got for Christmas! ^_^

Dec 26, 2008

Had Fun Shopping

How can I stop my excitement? I had so much fun shopping gifts for the holidays. When I arrived home from work, I directly sat in front of my computer after dinner checking gift items online. I did not get the chance to roam around the stores since I got off from work late.

Maybe you now have the idea that I am crazy with purses and handbags. I know a good one when I see one. Budget wise, I consider good deals too but quality and durability are important to me. Branded and fashionable purses are in my list. There are many shopping websites online that offers quality shopping experiences on clothing, shoes, and accessories. Once you find one, you will keep visiting back and shop.

On The Lighter Side #6: Personal Goal

Money is an excellent servant, but a horrible master.

The one time a windshield wiper will work properly is when it is holding a parking ticket.

Love is temporary insanity curable by marriage.

Computers will never take the place of books. You cannot stand on a floppy disk to reach a high shelf.

Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some do not turn up at all.

It is not how far you fall, but how high you bounce.

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Financial Responsibility

You know I have been thinking about applying for a credit card for some time now. I know I need to be very careful about this. The question is, am I ready for it? We know that a credit card is convenient for use on quick payments. It is also of big help when we need cash up front. And terms of payment is affordable since there are low interest credit cards now. We are persuaded to get one from our trusted banks simply because these advantages provide convenience and most establishments accept credit card payments.

But having a credit card is a big responsibility. It is up to us if we use it out of control especially if we know that we have no interest credit card. Smart people compare credit cards first to know which has the best service. I guess this is the important thing to do. I do not want to get something that will cause me a headache when the time comes.

Dec 24, 2008

Non-Stop Gifts

Whoa! What a day! The mall is packed with crowd in Christmas rush. Yes it is. Everybody was coming in and out of the stores looking for the perfect gift to give this Christmas. I was so busy today because there is non-stop coming of gifts in the gift wrap section. Whew! I had to wrap each gift double time to get all caught up. Good thing the secretary helped me until the last package.

We were having fun while gift wrapping because we got the chance to check the items to wrap. What we liked among the gifts were Dooney and Burke purses. They are so lovely. There was a pretty red purse which I liked the best, the Medium Chiara Bag. When I saw it, I fell in love with it. Oh I wonder when will I be able to buy this. It is very pretty!

By they way, here is the continuation of the gift wraps I did that may interest you to buy:

1. Hugo Boss Perfume (Men)
2. Julie Couture Perfume (Women)
3. Polo Long-sleeved shirts (Men)
4. Reebok Shoes (Men and Women)
5. Coach Boots (Women)
6. Winter coats (Women)
7. Robes and Pajamas (Women)
8. Crystal ware
9. Dooney and Burke purses (Women)
10. Children clothing
11. Estee Lauder gift set (Women)
12. Formal suits (Women)
13. Belt (Men)
14. Table cloth
15. Bed sheets and comforter
16. Suitcase (Men)

Enjoy the holidays!

Dec 21, 2008

Filipino-American Couples' Christmas Party

Somebody said it was going to be below 20 degrees last night. And we went out for a Fil-Am gathering last night in Grand Prairie. It was very very cold. Pinay Writer invited me to attend the party. I decided to go with my honey since I did not make it to the first one last week. I invited Norie too. We met new Filipina friends together with their husbands and kids. Everybody had a great time talking, laughing, joking, eating. Others were yelling in cheer while watching the Dallas Cowboys game on television. Boy, it was fun! Flashing cameras were in every corner of the house. Many thanks to Ate Beng for a wonderful hospitality at the party. And you know what, it was my great pleasure to meet Pinay Writer, In Demand Opinions and wife MJ's Hurrah, and everybody at the party. We really enjoyed the night.

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Dec 20, 2008

This Won't Make Him Shiver In The Winter

We cannot hold back the days. Winter is here. My honey told me of how cold it is here in the USA. He advised me to get myself some winter clothing. The weather is unpredictable here in Texas. So it is better to be always prepared in this cold season. I bought some sweaters and leggings. My mother-in-law gave me a coat. With the stuff I have, I noticed that my honey do not have a coat for himself except for a couple of jackets in the closet. Those will not help better to keep him warm. I guess it is time for me to do some work here.

Now I have the idea of giving him something that will not make him shiver in the winter. And I am currently in favor with men's wool coats. These coats are made with high quality wool and cashmere that helps keep our bodies warm in cold weather in the winter. Men's wool coat can also be worn on formal occasions because they are tailored with elegance. Most men has a sense of fashion, so is my honey. He will surely love to wear the wool coat and he will definitely look more gorgeous in it.

Dec 19, 2008

On The Lighter Side #5: Personal Matters

The length of a film should be directly related to the the endurance of the human bladder.

Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.

Consider the postage, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.

Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement: bananosecond.

Learn from the past - Live for today - Look for tomorrow - Take a nap this afternoon!

Take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live.

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Dec 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Alone In the Car?

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Marilyn Monroe, Oceanus, Rule Of Thumb

Did You Know...

His Real Name: Musician and band leader Marilyn Manson, known for his outrageous stage persona, is actually Brian Warner. He devised his stage name by joining actress Marilyn Monroe's first name with convicted murderer Charles Manson's last name.

Baby Aboard: As the Pilgrims were heading to America on the Mayflower, a baby was born aboard the ship. His parents gave him a most appropriate name: Oceanus.

Start Counting: Those who do not have a teaspoon for measuring can take a guess at it by using this rule of thumb: one teaspoon equals 60 drops.

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Dec 16, 2008

Programming Is Challenging

My honey and I were at the bookstore yesterday looking for possible gift ideas for the party. While we were there he bought a programming book which he needs for his work. My honey is a skilled programmer. Working in this field, it is necessary to learn new programming languages because information technology changes from time to time. Programming is a high-paying job. It is more on logic and good reasoning. Once the good skill is gained, a rewarding result is obtained which reminds me of a huge competition going on in the internet.

For those who have skills in XML, you have the big opportunity to join the contests that you might find interesting in the XML Challenge. Below are the contests together with a short description. Take time to study and select which one you have the most applied skill.
  • Video Contest: Invent a creative use of XML, XQuery or DB2 and record yourself doing it.
  • Gadget Contest: Develop a downloadable gadget or widget leveraging DB2.
  • Query Contest: Use XQuery to find five answers. The best queries win the best prizes!
  • Ported App Contest1: Port or develop a new app for DB2. Enter as an individual or assemble a team.
  • XML2 Contest: Win by building useful, user-friendly XML apps from scratch. Enter as an individual or assemble a team.
Before entering the contest, interested participants are required to take a quick quiz at It does not matter if you have XML or database experience in taking the short questionnaire so it is just piece of cake to you. Prizes and recognition awaits to the lucky XML skilled individuals either students or professionals who want to be the XML superstar.

Dec 15, 2008

On Dental Health

Though it is freezing outside, today is not a cool day for me and my honey. He is feeling sore, I am groggy and weak. The half part of my face is throbbing with pain after the molar tooth extraction. My honey had his teeth drilled and cleaned.

When I took the pain reliever pill, I feel like I am drunk. My body automatically settled on the couch. My gum has stopped bleeding. Though the dentist is very light during the extraction process, I cannot help sweating. Maybe because I still have the feeling of that "first time". But for long-term health and fitness, it should be done. Dental health is one of the most important health concerns that we should not neglect.

Dec 13, 2008

Play, Learn, Win

I got to the point when my mind gets blank. As in nothing comes to mind...nothing much to do. One time I was just in front of the computer browsing, reading, typing and clicking. I was bored. Then a website caught my interest. I wanted to be entertained so I explored the website It appears to me that is a free contest-based website where players or participants are able to participate in games, polls, trivia, and other types of interesting play-as-you-please games.

I enjoyed playing in the trivia category since that is what I like the most. The process is to look for the games that interest you in WiseWits. What is more exciting is that there are games where you have to solve clues. In this way, the players or participants can apply their experience, creativity, and know-how to get the chance to solve clues. And you know what? is giving prizes to players who complete and solve the challenges of the games. Awesome! Also you can interact with other players with the same interests in's community. It is moderated so no cheating. ^_^

Dec 10, 2008

Decors For The Holidays

Like other wives out there, I too, is presently busy in decorating the house for the holidays. Actually we already bought a 6-foot Christmas tree on Monday night. We picked the one which has the various color of lights that come along with it. My honey and I had it decorated as soon as we arrive from the mall. Some of the decors were bought from the garage sale few months ago. The others are my honey's from last year. I am happy with the decorating outcome so far. It is just the way I wanted. What we will do next is to finish shopping gifts for the loved ones. Then we will figure out what gifts to bring for the party which will be held at my in-laws' house in Tyler on Christmas Eve.

Dec 9, 2008

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Finally my hearing is back to normal. I had to see the doctor yesterday because I my ear was clogged for a week. I was so worried. Then yesterday was a relief.

Before my ear was checked, the doctor asked a lot of questions regarding my medical history. She checked my blood pressure (BP), pulse rate, and body temperature. As of yesterday, December 8, 2008, my BP is 108/70 and my body temperature was 83. Seven months ago my BP was 110/80. The doctor said it is normal. As the doctor went over to my answers, she said my family and I are healthy. After that she started looking inside my right ear. Then everything was set for the cleaning. The doctor used warm water with peroxide and squirted using a syringe for a couple of times inside my ears until my ears were cleansed. I was so tickled during the whole process. But the result was a relief. I can hear the noise around me pretty clearly. A prescription of ear drops was given to me to apply within 3-5 days after irrigation to clean and reduce the swelling of the ears.

Dec 4, 2008

Vacation And Recreation In London

We received an early Christmas greetings from my brother-in-law and his family. It is a personalized family picture with words of greetings printed on it. The picture was from their vacation in London two months ago.

When we came over to their house in Prosper (one of the cities in Northern Texas) the weekend of my honey's birthday, his wife showed us all the pictures they have taken from their trip. I was so amazed looking at the palace, London Tower and Museum. They also have the pictures of King Henry VIII's armor. During their vacation, they went to see different recreations in London. There were shops, picture taking with the palace guards, and horse racing. London is also home to great recreational places. And horse racing at Kempton Park is one of them. I wonder if my brother-in-law and his family spend a few hours watching the race. I would be great to see horses running as fast as they can in the field. I bet it was fun to watch the horse racing in London.

Customers First

It was a busy day at work today. Shoppers were in line at the customer's service paying for shipping, gift cards, gift wrapping and other services. I was wrapping gifts the whole day. The manager gave me a bunch to work with. And they were business suits. Good thing he will get them at the end of the day so I was not in a hurry. He said, "Customers first."

In gift wrapping you have to have your own style and routine. These will help the wrapping quick and easy. Also a wonderful skill to learn. Anyway, as what my honey and I were teasing about me working at the mall, I brought home a list of the gifts I wrapped since from the first day at work. Then I told him that from the list I am going to choose the items I want him to buy for me. The listing will continue until Christmas day. He had a good laugh on that.

Gifts I wrapped as of December 4, 2008:

1. Long-sleeved Sweat Shirt (men)
2. Coat, scarf, winter gloves, GC (women)
3. Gold bracelet (women)
4. Fossil Wallet (men)
5. Chocolates and Teddy bear
6. Business suits (men)
7. Nike shoes (men and women)
8. Purple blouse (women)
9. Bed sheet and vases
10. Calvin Klein shaving cream and after shave (men)
11. Diffuser
12. Punch set

To be continued...

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Learned Another Lesson

My goodness! I did not know it was freezing cold this morning when I go to work. Yesterday was a bit warms and I enjoyed feeling the fresh sunshine on my skin. On my way to work today I was shivering and could not help utter words of help to the heavens. Letting you know, Dillard's Mall is just a walking distance from the apartment. My honey's work schedule is 8:30 in the morning, mine is 10:00 o'clock. So he leaves earlier than I. As I was saying, the freezing cold was penetrating in the innermost part of my veins. I have coat but because I am not used to wearing large sizes, I did not wear it. And I will be late if will go back to the apartment to get it. As a consequence, I ended with nasal congestion...again. Another learned lesson. (Sigh)

Special Adventure Gift

If you have relatives or friends who loves to go to an adventure (hunting for example), give them the special gift this Christmas. A hunting gear from Nikon is the ideal present for your folks this holiday. As we know, Nikon has been providing quality gadgets for years and a binocular is very important among the other hunting devices. It is highly used for focusing, viewing farther things in the wild.

This year's holiday season Nikon Hunting Christmas Promotion offers great deals on high quality binoculars and hunting devices with their Nikon’s Ultimate Hunter’s Package. Gift cards are included in the promotion too! Shoppers will get $25 Nikon Pro Gear gift cards with the purchase of any Nikon binoculars. Visit their dealers today and give a surprise to those adventurous.

On The Lighter Side #4: Random Issues

Mouse Potato: The online, wired generation's answer to the couch potato.

A programmer is someone who solves a problem you did not know you had in a way you do not understand.

People who speak more than they listen should consider how peculiar they would look if they had two mouths and one ear.

A little girl was explaining to her friend what it means to be adopted. "It means," she said, "that I grew in Mommy's heart, not in her tummy."

I Want My Right Ear Back

When there is something wrong in our body chances are we become irritable right? And when we are, everything we see and do is annoying to us.

My hearing capacity is not good these days. My right ear is clogged and I do not know how to clear it anymore. That is why I am feeling irritable. My honey and I tried putting some hydrogen peroxide in my ear to cleanse it. But nothing happens. I searched online for remedies and cleansing with hydrogen peroxide is one of them. Some say using Q-tips or Swab is inadvisable. I feel so annoyed because I cannot hear clearly. It is been close to a week now. Anyway, I requested an appointment to a doctor nearby to check my ear on Monday. I want to know what is going on in there.

You know, it is alright with me if I do not receive the gift cards and stuff I want in my wish list on the holidays just to get my better hearing back. I would be satisfied.

Dec 2, 2008

Personalized Holiday Present

Besides clothing, jewelry and gadget presents, surprise the people close to your heart with new gift ideas. Consider giving them the personalized custom gift cards. These are not a just ordinary gift cards. They can be used to purchase any kind of personal necessities. With a variety of graphic designs, gift cards are also the ideal choice for holiday presents to your loved ones, friends, or colleagues this Christmas.

How To Clear A Clogged Ear?

I feel moody right now. I am fussy and irritated because my right ear is clogged four days now. I can barely hear anything. There is ringing like crickets inside my ear. Something like cold air is trapped inside. I do not feel any pain, just the discomfort of hearing imbalance. It is so annoying. What should I do? What should I do? Please help me.

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Dec 1, 2008

November Top Entrecardsters For Mhar's Display

Day bay day I am getting good results in traffic ranking with my blogs. Besides unique visitors I get from bloggers and search engines, I am happy to have the services of social networking and Entrecard for bringing traffic to my blogs. Also, I am thankful to the fellow bloggers who make this all possible for me. Although there are many unavoidable circumstances come my way, I will be here for you all if you need some help.

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