Feb 28, 2009

Cold Front Coming

After two warm beautiful sunny days, the temperature did a sudden drop. According to a weather forecast, there will be a cold front coming. I can hear the wind whistling blows. It was chilly outside when I got out of the store I work in. The wind was blowing like crazy. Running hurriedly towards the truck, my body was about to freeze because I have not brought my coat with me. Who would thought that the evening will suddenly become freezing cold from a very pretty warm day?

Getting Green Again

During the fall and winter times, my plants went 'dead'. My roses turned brown and my Amaryllis was totally cut off. I am not sure if they will come back to life or not until today. When I was doing my watering routine I noticed my Amaryllis is starting to grow its leaves. Yay! She is coming back from hiatus (getting green) again. I do not know when do my roses show their leaves. I am afraid they are dried for good.

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Feb 26, 2009

Summer Getaway Suggestion

Couple of months from now summer is here before we know it. Just thinking about the enjoyable outdoor activities under the sun excites me. As early as now we want to plan our upcoming vacation. Pretty much we will travel out of the country.

There are many vacation spots that I would like to visit this summer. One of them is Florblanca, one of Costa Rica's luxurious resorts. I have been reading about Costa Rica's beautiful resorts. This place is a natural paradise. The mesmerizing and spectacular sea waters will capture everybody's hearts. The romantic beauty of nature shows that this is the enchanting destination for lovers like me and my honey. Oh boy, I wish there is an affordable rate for the two of us. So if you are thinking of a vacation this summer, explore Costa Rica resorts.

On The Lighter Side #9: On Living

Nothing travels faster that the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.

Gravity is a contributing factor in 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes!

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.

It is amazing how fast later comes when you buy now!

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.

Coffee News, Feb. 9, 2009

Mhar's Wedding

First wedding anniversary in April. We survived the first year of marriage. Yay! Besides sweet affection, a healthy marriage includes some petty arguments and misunderstandings but my honey and I are doing well so far. We are still in the adjustment period and doing fine in everything.

Clearer Vision

Before the new year started my honey and I were talking about scheduling him for an eye check-up. But for insurance concerns, we decided to have his eyes checked this year. He really needs to do this because both of us noticed his vision is not well. The eyeglasses he is wearing right now is a couple of years old. They need to be replaced as soon as possible.

We are getting recommendations from the people close to us. One of them is our Filipino friend who got a pair of prescription eyeglasses from Zenni Optical, direct seller of quality prescription eyeglasses. They have been providing the public the durable, cheap frames and lenses. The New York Times has stated its opinion to prove that for as low as $8.00, we can get huge savings on generic frames (including lenses) from Zenni Optical. Where can you find a bargain like this? Unbelievable huh? Some stores sell these for a hundred bucks or more a pair.

I want my honey to improve his vision. I feel bad when he is having a hard time looking at or reading something. He needs my help. He needs to get a new pair of eyeglasses. Actually I am starting to look for an ophthalmologist who is networked with our insurance provider.

Feb 24, 2009

How Does It Happened?

OMG! My friend J had a miscarriage just few days ago. C called me to last night telling me the bad news. Boy, we were so excited about J's pregnancy. All of a sudden it went away. I have no idea why it happened. C is so upset...I do not understand what I feel. I hope everything will be fine for M and J. We pray for you having a baby in the near future.

Feb 20, 2009

What Is Your Schedule This Weekend?

This is the question my honey asked me while we are having lunch today. I told him I will close the store tomorrow and Sunday. "So there is no chance for us to go somewhere tomorrow," he said. "What will I do on those days?", he asked.

Well, I told him that he can start working on his side project again. In fact, he already installed the program he needs for the job. I know what my honey wants to tell me. He wants us to travel to Oklahoma this weekend because we both know we miss going to the casino (chuckles). Maybe if I have two succeeding days off on a weekend this month, we will go to Oklahoma.

Going To Hawaii Soon

The Filipino friend I met at the Valentine's Party last weekend was asking me if I am familiar with the State of Hawaii. I told her that the State is composed of islands with tropical weather, there are many beautiful beaches, there are many Filipinos, and the cost of living is high too. She said her husband has a plan of moving to Hawaii because his family is there. And he already found a job in the city where they are going to settle in. She added that her husband is starting to contact moving and storage services from U-Pack Moving now. He is really serious with the moving eh? U-Pack is a reliable and less expensive full service movers. They have a good standing reputation.

As what I have remembered, we never paid too much on trailer rentals when we moved. That saved us some bucks.

Feb 18, 2009

Beautiful In His Eyes

Love can be expressed in many ways. Valentine's Day has been full of surprises for me. My honey prepared a simple dinner at home. Then he gave me these pretty, lovely pink roses with matching chocolate hearts and big HUGS and KISSES. Every time he gives me flowers with or without occasion, he always says "for my beautiful wife". 'Very sweet, yah? I believe his sincerity because he is the wonderful guy I have ever met and I am proud to be his wife.

Product Exposure

It is a trend today having a product showing in exposition. Trade show exhibits are getting popular too. Organizing trade shows need a lot of preparation and keen planning. From sponsor listing to location setting, every little detail is very important to make it a success.

I was involved in trade expo in my previous job years ago. I was a committee member for Registration and Venue Organization. Our group did all the preparation starting from the table covers, venue confirmation, to the registration process on the trade expo day itself. We also got all the table top display of products and services we want for the visitors to look at. I am proud to say that it was a successful trade show our company had.

Wordless Wednesday: My Piece Of Cake

Feb 15, 2009

Debt Payment

We are not kill-joys. We just do not want to join the waiting list in the restaurants for the Valentine's Day dinner. In addition, we are limiting our credit card usage these days. Our payments are reaching its point where the balance is getting low. It is difficult to deal with daily expenses knowing you have a debt to pay on your credit card. Reading articles on money management, credit limitation, and debt consolidation loan is of big help. Most people are using credit card as form of payment. But for those who are not aware with their card usage, it is time to control themselves so that they will not end getting debt consolidation loan for some sort.

A Date With The Man I Love On Valentine's Day

Here is my honey and I on Valentine's Day. Instead of going out to dinner, we had our supper at home because we it was very crowded in the restaurants. He baked chicken and made some dirty rice which I like. And to make the dinner more romantic, he prepared a glass of red wine. Then we tried the chocolates from Russell Stover, his surprise present to me.

You know, it is very important to have some romance in a relationship. The mere fact that romantic dates bring spark to a man and a wo man, it also give the feeling of being valued. On occasions like this, a simple preparation to dinner makes a difference. It gives warmth in the hearts of couples like us. Also, it helps in keeping the love alive in our marriage. I love my honey for being the person he is-sensible, respectful, sweet, easy to get along with, and funny.

Feb 12, 2009

Financial Assistance

One family member back home is needing our help. My brother needs a mean of transportation that he can use going to and from work. He is working in night shift. Due to late off duty hours, he cannot go home so he just stay, sleep somewhere at work until the morning comes. In addition, the fare rates are getting high. It is very inconvenient.

I am so willing to help my brother. We discussed searching financial assistance with payday loans. If managed effectively, loan payments will be easy. There are many lenders who offer payday loans. My brother and I should make a wise decision on this.

Leaking Closet?

A maintenance guy from the apartment's office knocked on the door this morning asking me if I am the one who called the office requesting to check closet leaks. I was surprised because I do not know what he is talking about. I told him I did not call anybody maybe it was the people upstairs. The office staff told him it is our unit. I insisted our closet is not leaking and I did not make that call. So the maintenance guy said maybe they gave him the wrong apartment number then he walked away.

A minute later, I receive a call from my honey asking me if I called the apartment's office about a leak in the closet. I told him I did not call anybody because there is no leak in our closet. He was relieved.

Feb 11, 2009

Protect Your Home...

...from damage. And one way of doing it is to keep termites away from the house. Termites eat wood. And they grow in colonies. There are natural and non-chemical (do-it-yourself) way to get rid of termites. One is fumigation. I know some people are allergic to smoke, but in general, this method is effective. If you sense signs of termites in your house, the best thing to do to prevent them from ruining your home is by using anti-termite house treatments.

Feb 10, 2009

Internet Connection Might Be Gone

We are having a storm tonight, alright. The wind is blowing like crazy. The rain is pouring hard and small hales are falling like stones thrown all over. My honey and I are worried about the truck because it is not in a covered parking. Also, we are expecting that the cable and Internet connection might be gone in the couple of minutes so I am doing this as quick as I can. In a weather like this, signals are messing up. It sucks!

Feb 8, 2009

Which Hosting Is Best?

Presently, I have no complain on how I am earning an extra income with my blogs. I do my tasks properly and my sponsors keep on giving me business. But there are some opportunities slip away because I do not have my own domain name.

My online friends advised me to get this blog its own domain and hosting so that I will have more chances to make money. This way, more jobs will be offered to me. I know what they mean but I am trying to figure out what is the best web hosting to get. Many hosting companies offer big features and benefits on their hosting. Maybe it is too much for me to handle but I need my blogs to be hosted in those that have proven reliable.

Which do you think is the best? Can you help me?

Grateful For The Opportunities

So far, I am continuously earning extra income online. It is a big help in my monthly spending and in paying some of the minor bills. Though I am still learning how to do SEO (Search Engine Optimization) thing, my blog is doing good when it comes to traffic. I know there are a lot of things to learn. On making money with my blog, I am getting many tasks and ads. I am so grateful for the opportunities sponsors are giving me.

Feb 7, 2009

Designer Shoes

I love shopping, I know. My honey is complaining whenever we go to the mall to look around for good deals in stores because he is not a mall person. He gets bored in five minutes! Well, there is nothing I can do about it. If he does not like to go out and shop with me, I just do it online.

Right now I am looking for boots on sale. Winter will be over soon and stores are putting new stocks of merchandise for the spring. Meaning, fall and winter designer shoes and boots are in huge sale. The Internet is the convenient place for me to shop too because there are shopping directories where I can find the stores that have reasonable deals for the item I want to buy.

Feb 5, 2009

High School Life

High school life was the fun part of my life-the time when my life as a teenager heightened. Curiosity and discoveries on the things around me had brought some good and bad experiences. The values, as well as the lessons I learned, has molded me into the person I am today.

Though my family had a hard time sending me and my siblings to school, the daily struggles did not deter me to stop pursuing my high school education. I had many fun memories during my high school days. And I cannot help myself smile when I think about them.

Feb 4, 2009

An Idea To A Successful Dinner Party

We have been invited again to a gathering of Filipino-American (Fil-Am) couples in Arlington Saturday. But we were not able to come because the trip to Tyler was already scheduled ahead of time. It was the second invitation sent to us.

We attended the first gathering in Grand Prairie. It was a huge Fil-Am get-together dinner celebrating the holidays. Boy, the food was good. The organizers really did a great job planning for the dinner party menu that night. All the visitors enjoyed the evening with the admiration for the holiday theme ideas from, which helped make the party become a success. It was one of the most memorable party I have attended. Besides the delicious foods, I met new Fil-Am couple friends that evening.

Having A Baby

'Got a news from my friend in Mineola. Our girl friend in Indiana is pregnant. Yey! She is having a baby. I am so excited about it. I bet she and her husband is very happy with the blessing. Ugh...she beat us (chuckles). I will talk to her on my day off so we can have much time to chat about things...cannot make it during my working days because I do not have enough time.

To M and J, good job...congrats! Hahaha!

Feb 1, 2009

Sharing and Exchanging Opinions On Issues

This morning during breakfast at Mom and Dad's, we had a great conversation on different things. Interesting topics got into our minds such as discussion about my cousin's adjustment to the weather here in the USA, and daily news about the economy. We shared and exchanged opinions. On the side, my honey and his Dad was busy talking related to political issues. They are not political people but they know how to react on this matter.

It is interesting how people maintain the balance of discussion on topics like this. On the Internet, for example, different kinds of people interacts in a political debate and express their sides in forums arguing with everybody. Though most of these people find it aggravating, still they argue with one another to prove themselves. I do not think I can stand it. I am not good in debates. ^_^

Weekend Celebration In Tyler

My two days off passed by so fast. It is now Sunday night and we are few hours away to another working day. My honey and I went to Tyler for the weekend. His parents invited us to come over to celebrate my birthday with the family. We had dinner at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant. I ordered Snow Crab Legs with Rice Pilaf. Mom and Dad had Seafood Platter and Fried Catfish for my honey. Well, I really do not remember what my sister-in-law and her husband had. Sorry for that. After the big dinner, we ate the chocolate cake my sister-in-law brought for me. Yummy! And she gave me a pretty shirt too!

Then this morning she came over to Mom and Dad's to trim my hair. Also she taught me how to put eye make-up. At lunch, Mom cook some pot roast. Boy, it was so good!

To Mom and Dad, S and K...thank you so much!