Mar 31, 2009

Spring Winds On A Sunny Afternoon

Is it not amazing how time flies so fast? It is Spring time and I am here in Texas for a year now. My adjustment to the climate, the surroundings, the people, and the new country is a little bit different. Because I am not used to living in a cold climate, my outdoor activities are limited. The people are more focused on work and family. Until now, I do not know what is the name of the person living right next to our apartment unit :).

My journey to coming here in the USA was not easy. I have had been through all the legal process. Since I am a fiancee (a woman engaged to be married), I was petitioned by my honey ( a US citizen). The application for the Petition for Alien Fiancee took place June of 2007. The overall waiting period for the approval including the visa issuance was eight months.

And this time last year we were busy with our wedding preparation. I was very happy yet nervous. Then the WONDERFUL MOMENT came. The Spring winds was blowing on a sunny afternoon of April 12, 2008. We had a garden wedding in Tyler, Texas.

Mar 30, 2009

Advanced Shopping Search Engine

It is not only here in North America we can find an online shopping search engine. There is also the European shopping search engine,, which serves shoppers from different parts of the world. The Internet is used worldwide particularly in buying merchandise online. offers wide range of products that everyone would need. Using this online shopping search engine is quick and easy. Unlike other shopping guide, you can set price alert on the item you want to check. In addition, the customers will be satisfied with the advanced sorting, price, alpha and relevance of the product search. Online shopping is fun especially when good deals are on.

It Was Ridiculous!

There was an unexpected black out at 12 midnight last night. Gosh! I was in the peak of working on something online when the power went off. All the opened Websites were closed because the computer went off too. The UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) did not work. It was ridiculous!

I looked outside to see if everywhere else was dark but the road lights were on. 'Was wondering if our apartment complex was the only place without electricity. Worried with the unsigned-out accounts, I stayed awake until the power went back about one o'clock in the morning. But still the UPS did not cooperate with me. I was very disappointed. What I did is that I unplugged the Internet connection cable. Then the first thing I did when I woke up in the morning was opening the browser and signed out from the Websites I worked with.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

We have a severe thunderstorm watch tonight. It is very unexpected. It is raining here right now and I cannot put my plants outside because I am scared of lightning. I hope the power will not mess with me again tonight. I have a couple of jobs to do and some of them are close to their expiration. Last night was disappointing. The power went off suddenly that brought darkness in the whole apartment complex. Gosh! I was caught off guard.

The weather is getting worse. I see flashes of lightning outside the window. I have to shut down this computer for now. I will be right back.

Mar 29, 2009

Out-Of-Town Trip Canceled

Yes you read it right. We were supposed to see my cousin E and her husband T yesterday but it was canceled. My cousin's husband moved their scheduled trip to New Mexico today. The reason? E was upset with somebody in their church Friday evening. She got emotional and cried that night. T was worried. He said they will just go to New Mexico this Sunday to have E relax and relieve the stress she feels about a personal matter. Oh well, there are many more weekends to come. We will look forward to that.

Do not mind them E. What matters is that Tim loves you and you are together now...legally. See you soon.

Mar 28, 2009

Beat That Cold Temperature Outdoors

Active people like to engage themselves in outdoor activities. They the kind of individuals who do not entertain boredom. There are different types of activities that inspire these active men and women to maintain an enjoyable, balanced lifestyle. Camping and mountain hiking are among them.

Before going to the mountains, a keen preparation is needed. Special equipment and safety gears should be brought. Tents, first aid kits, sleeping name a few. To beat the cold temperature, a proper clothing is required too. And here North Face offers durable jackets and gears for men and women. With very low prices, these goods are best not only for those who appreciate outdoor recreation but also for fun loving individuals. By the way, free shipping awaits for orders more than $50.

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Mar 24, 2009

Caught In Stress And Mood Swings

All a sudden I had the mood swings. I had this weird feeling of energy crash. This Sunday's work at the department store was hectic because I was all by myself in my department. I had to do the tasks faster to get caught up. I was so hyper at work, and I did not realize how tired I was until last night. My strength was loosing out. Stress led me to have the mood swings. My honey picked me up and told him I want to go to a different store (because I want to look for an affordable wallet). He said something which made me feel a little bit upset...really. Plus I was exhausted. I know we both were. But he still took me to that store. My mood was already rumbling. I did not find the wallet I want so we went home. Silence filled the truck.

Home. I was sleepy...weak...stressed...tired...upset. Bed time. I was emotional. My honey was worried...he handed me a stress relieving lotion and said, "Honey, your hormones are in a whack. I love you honey." In his comforting embrace, I cried my heart out.

Mar 18, 2009

Visiting Australia Is Not Expensive

If you want to save on your trip to Australia this summer, book your flights online. You see as early as now, summer vacation packages are being promoted on the Internet by online travel services. There is no hassle in communication because you will be accommodated by a travel consultant. Plus the international airfares online are very affordable.

Australia is one of the most visited countries in the world. The country offers plenty of vacation destination including the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. I was dreaming of visiting Australia ever since I was working in a travel agency because Qantas (Australia's flag carrier) offers the cheapest vacation packages in the country.

On The Lighter Side #10: Women, Intelligence, Money

You do not have to attend every argument you are invited to.

Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.

If you would know the value of money, try to borrow some.

People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.

Intelligence is like four-wheel drive. It only allows you to get stuck in more remote places.

Women have a passion for mathematics. They divide their age in half, double the price of their clothes, and always add at least five years to the age of their best friend.

Mar 16, 2009

Cannot Watch Television

One of the department managers in the store I am working in is complaining with her cable TV. She thinks there is something wrong with the installation. The service men keep on telling her that they cannot figure it out.

Actually, we are neighbors. She had just moved in the apartment complex where my honey and I are currently living in. I told her we are using Direct TV. We never changed service because my honey has it for years now. He is satisfied with the shows and services that Direct T V offers. Of course, I suggested her to consider Direct TV options since there are many people who are using its television service in their households, including us. Plus the setup and installation is very quick.

Mar 15, 2009

Ladies, Here Is How To Care For Your Bras

I got this care instruction flier from the store I am working in. When I was reading this, I cannot help myself to react on number 1.


1. Bras are only made to last three to six months. Of course, the more bras you have, the longer your bras last.
My Comment: Whaaat?!!! I have bras from Avon that are 4 years old now. They still look pretty and fit comfortably.

2. Bras maintain their shape best when hand washed in a gentle soap. Only soak for three minutes.

3. If machine washing, hook bras closed and put them in a mesh laundry bag. This prevents them from being tangled in the agitator and distorting their fit.

4. Always hang to dry. The heat from a dryer destroys the spandex in the back of the bra.

5. Do not use any type of bleach.

6. Try not to wear the same bra two days in a row. Normal body oils break down the spandex in a bra. Allow 24 hours between wearings.

Okay, I hope this instructions make sense to the girls and women out there because it truly makes sense to me. If you have any comments or reactions, feel free to share. Thank you!

Mar 12, 2009

To Be Beautiful Is A Woman's Choice

Confidence is gained naturally. If a woman is happy with everything she has in her life, there is no question contentment can be achieved.

But we have the freedom of choice. The woman of today is independent and enjoys the privilege of being feminine. An example is the choice of engaging herself with cosmetic surgery. There are women who want to look more beautiful, more voluptuous, and more amazing by reducing a little piece of the body parts. Breast reduction is one of their options. I know the idea is somewhat intimidating to others but some celebrities are doing this. I watched a television show where they featured a celebrity who had done a couple of cosmetic surgeries. The result was amazing though. And it takes a competent and reputable surgical center to do it better.

What I Miss Back Home?

I am living here in the USA for a year now and there are a couple of things and stuff I miss so much:

I miss my mother's cooking,
...having an evening coffee with my father,
...watching cartoon movies with my niece and nephew,
...helping my youngest sister and the kids with their assignments,
...talks with my parents and siblings,
...eating meals together,
...going to market,
...riding a bus, jeepneys, and pedicabs,
...girl's talk with my friend sitting on the bench under the mango tree,
...weekend walks at the school grounds,
...the city crowds.

Sometimes my thoughts are flying here and there. Truly, I miss home.

Mar 9, 2009

Delicious And Nutritious Greens

What is special about the green color? Green is the color that symbolizes abundance, health, and life. The special thing about it is that, we feel alive and healthy whenever we see the green surroundings and the food associated with it (green leafy vegetables and fruits).

Eating healthy, green foods should be part of a person's healthy lifestyle. A daily balanced diet should also be observed. Salad is one of the most common meal starters. My honey loves to eat tender green salad. Prepared almost with vegetables, it is truly delicious and nutritious. Health conscious like we are love it. There is no doubt that tender green salads will give you and me a healthy advantage too.

Mar 6, 2009

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Mar 3, 2009

Godiva Teddy Bear 2009 Valentine's Edition

I thought I would not be able to get this pretty teddy bear 2009 Valentine's Edition from Godiva. This is the only one left at the customer service area of the store Friday night. Everything else were gone since the department store I am working in is having up to 70% discount sale.

When I worked closing Friday, I have not decided to buy the teddy bear until the last minute of going home. I told my associate to save the stuffed toy for me for I will pay for it the next day by phone. I was on a day off Sunday. We went to Dallas and Oklahoma so I did not get the chance to go to the store.
When I called my associate she said that the teddy bear was gone. But she told me she will ask our home department manager if there is another one left in the store. I was so upset. My honey said maybe it is not meant for me. So I just ordered and bought some scented candles instead. When I was done paying for the candles by phone, my associate told me that our home department manager found the last one Godiva teddy bear and she did not make me pay for it. She gave it to me as gratis. Yey! I was so happy! Now I have a new teddy bear.

Thank you so much Miss J!

Supplements For A Healthy You?

Have you tried taking herbal supplements as alternative for multi-vitamins pills? If so, were you able to tell if they are effective? I am just curious because some of my relatives were taking herbal supplements. They were telling me that they feel more lively and active.

We cannot deny that herbal medicine is getting popular now. They come in different kinds according to individuals' health needs. For people who have a high cholesterol, there is beta glucan. It helps lower cholesterol and maintains strong immune system. Other than that, there are herbal supplements which help in losing weight and keeping in shape. Whatever you are taking right now, I hope they really support your body's health against sickness.

Unexpected Luck

Oh yea...guess what? After meeting our friend in Dallas and all the errands, we went to Oklahoma. It was not a planned travel. We were just talking about going up there on a day off until we agreed to go up there this weekend.

I drove from Sherman to the casino in Durant. That was the second time I drove on a superhighway. Good thing it was not busy or else I had freaked out. Anyway, we arrived at the Choctaw casino at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. I looked for the slot machine that I used to play. Boy, it was a hot one! I won $500.00. Unexpected luck indeed.

Mar 1, 2009

Organically Healthy Garden

This year, Spring officially starts on March 20. But as early as now, we are beginning to see the green colors around us again. The trees inside and out of the apartment complex is starting to grow their leaves too. My roses, on the other hand, are not doing any good. They were very pretty and blooming last year until the winter came. They started to wither then I saw little bitty white bugs around their leaves. My father-in-law told me to spray organic bug control on the leaves to kill the bugs. The bugs eat the leaves and nutrients, which cause the plants to die. Spraying bug control keeps harmful bugs from ruining the plants' growth.

My honey's parents have a very beautiful garden in the backyard of their house in Tyler. Their roses and other flowering plants bloom bunches of flowers. And their ornamental plants are very healthy! My father-in-law does most of the gardening work. He takes care of his plants and the garden itself. He likes watching TV shows about home and gardening where he gets information about good organic pest control products as well as effective gardening tips.

There is no doubt his garden will look very pretty this Spring. And I cannot wait to see my roses bloom again.