Jun 30, 2009

Business Interests

We have had a serious discussion lately. My honey wants to own a business. Actually, he and his brother is currently setting up a company. Right now, they are gathering more information on business operation and management. Aside from the newly set-up company, my honey likes the idea of getting a franchise. Who does not want to own and operate a small business in this time of crisis? Absolutely, we all want to engage in operating our own business to gain income in addition to what we are making now. That is why, we are thinking hard about it.

On business opportunities, there are many franchise for sale. If you browse the Internet, you will find thousands of businesses for sale in an online search directory. We need to find a way to secure our future. Never mind the risk. Putting an investment by buying a business or getting a franchise is a matter of confidence and self-determination.

Refreshed From The Heat

Saturday's temperature in San Antonio reached 107 F. It was really, really hot! The crowd at SeaWorld seemed like they did not feel the heat. Good thing I had my white hat on (bought at SeaWorld's souvenir shops). The heat from the ground bounces back to the body, which makes you want to soak yourself in the pool at the park.

My honey and I rode the Journey To Atlantis ride. It was very fantastic because the drop goes down into the waters. The splash was so refreshing! You will get soaked :)

Beware Of Those Harmful Bites

When on a vacation and doing outdoor activities, safety is the first concern. And when traveling far, we do not want to be in harm. You see there are many harmful elements around us. If we do not take extra precautions, we might get sick. Example of these are mosquito bites. Summer is very hot. And during this hot season, mosquitoes come out and do not hesitate biting.

One of my friends back home had "dengue" ( sickness caused by a mosquito bite). She was bit by a mosquito when we had our school camping in high school. Luckily, she was treated immediately and survived. Now, the schools back home require mosquito traps everywhere. School officials and parents ensure students health and safety at all times.

On vacation, camping or outdoor happenings, our safety should always be the first priority. Beware of mosquitoes. Do not let them touch you. Trap them.

Jun 29, 2009

Weekend Snap Shot: At SeaWorld San Antonio 1

I am very, very excited about our vacation in San Antonio. I love exploring the beauty of nature so my honey took me to SeaWorld.

Day 1 - June 26, 2009

I hope you enjoyed looking at these. More photos to come :)

Toys For The Baby

Now, being confused with buying gifts for the baby shower (to held in the next three and a half weeks) is bothering me. I do not know what to get. I was torn between baby clothes and classic toys.

Considering that the coming baby is a boy, I want to buy some toys for him that he can play with in his crib when he gets a few months older. Shopping baby gifts at the stores may get much of my time so I will just do it online.

Jun 26, 2009

Off To SeaWorld

Our trip to San Antonio to visit SeaWorld started last night. We arrived Best Western hotel past two o'clock in the morning. That was a very smooth drive from Fort Worth (which took as just 4.5 hours of driving). Pretty amazing. We only had three stops at rest areas.

Traveling at night makes you feel bored because of the darkness around you. But you should keep your focus on the road if you want to arrive to your destination safely.

This is my first summer getaway here in the USA. I am very happy that I will experience the fun at SeaWorld. One of my dream vacation destinations. Thank God we had a safe travel last night.

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Jun 22, 2009

Dinner Date On Father's Day

Last night, my honey and I went to Grapevine. We had a dinner date on Father's Day. It has been weeks since the last time we had a romantic dinner date.

We went to a Mexican restaurant in Grapevine. At first we did not know where to go until we agreed to dine at Cozymel's Restaurant. The location was confusing to us so we searched for the direction in local yellopages online. We found the exact location quickly because of the easy and quick zoom map in the page. Getting directions of local restaurants online really helps. Using local search service on the Internet saves time too.

He Loves Wearing Perfume

I have something for my Tatay on his birthday and Father's Day. I bought him a gift that he would surely like. A man's fragrance from Calvin Klein. Ever since my Tatay was a young guy, he loves wearing perfume. Though he sweats a lot, he does not have body odor. That is what makes him very appealing to my mother.

I thought of giving him this gift because I know he will really like it. Belated happy birthday and Happy Father's Day, Tatay.

Today's Humor: Marriage and Men

- When a man decides to marry, it may be the last decision he'll ever make.
- Some men who speak with authority at work know enough to bow to a higher authority at home.
- A dish towel will certainly wipe the contented look off a married man's face

- Love is the quest, marriage is the conquest, divorce is the inquest.

- An engagement is an urge on the verge of a merge.

- Marriage brings music to a man's life. He learns to play second fiddle.
- Getting married is one mistake every man should make.
- A well-informed man is one whose wife has just told him what she thinks of him.
- Courtship, unlike proper punctuation, is a period before a sentence.
- The argument you just won with your wife isn't over yet.

and lastly............

- Before criticizing your wife's faults, you must remember it may have been these very defects which prevented her from getting a better husband that the one she married!

Can You Tell Your Future?

There is a time in silence I get the chance to reminisce the fun moments my two friends (from work) and I did back home. We attended parties, participated in school activities, and joined night swimming with other colleagues. Another thing, we tried going to love fortune teller. I found out that my friends had been having their love tarot reading and they wanted me to come with them to know what mine reads. The fortune teller does love psychic reading too.

I remembered the love fortune teller told me that I will be married to a man from far away, and I will experience far travels in my life. It sounded all positive readings to me. I realized that the love tarot reading came true. I married a wonderful foreign man. And traveling is a part of my lifestyle now. I feel grateful.

How about my friends'? I am just wondering how is it going with them right now.

Jun 19, 2009

Make It A Habit: Drink Plenty Of Water

Thank you for all the kind notes you left in my post. I appreciate your concerns. I am feeling better now. My honey always does a good job taking care of me whenever I feel bad. This changing weather is starting to bother me now. And here is what, my honey is now having minor head colds too. Uh oh!

That is why we drink lots of water and fruit juice because the heat of the summer dehydrates the body. The body's natural resistance to sickness weakens if we do not have enough water in our bodies. So make it a habit, drink 6 to 8 glasses of water everyday.

I Do Not Want To Be Sick

It is unexpected. I have colds. It is giving me a headache since Tuesday. I thought it is just because of the change of weather but no. My nose clogs when I go to bed at night and I hate it. Cramps did not came to me this month but the headache triggered when this colds got me. I was miserable at work for two days. I hope to feel better soon because I do not want to be sick in the next six days straight of work in the store starting Saturday.

Jun 15, 2009

The Chirps And Sounds

We always have fun every time we come visit my parents-in-law in Tyler. Especially when we go out to the garden and watch the birds feeding by the fence. Mom and Dad do a good job maintaining their garden especially the plants in it.

What interests me the most are the different kinds of birds flying around and feeding in the garden. Their chirps and sounds relax the mind and body. Dad take pictures of these birds once in a while, particularly of the pretty little bitty hummingbirds. There was one time Dad took a picture of a hummingbird sipping in one of his hummingbird feeders hung at the back porch. That was cool!

Besides the fact that hummingbirds fly backwards, they are attracted to bright, colorful flowers. Usually they sip nectar from flowers with bright colors like red, orange, or yellow. That is why you can see hummingbird feeders come in different attractive styles with bright colors. Bird feeders are not expensive as you might think. Actually, they are very affordable all year round. If you want to have hummingbird feeders hung by the porch or somewhere in the garden of your home, surely there is a big chance these lovely birds will show up. You will be amazed how these little creatures bring cheer in your life.

Jun 14, 2009

Shakespeare Fishing Pole

We went fishing this afternoon with my cousin E and her husband in Farmersville. They invited us to come over to their place few days ago for fishing. They have a small pond a distance from their house with catfish in it. My honey bought me a junior size fishing pole from the Academy. It is a Shakespeare Ugly Stik brand and the size is suited for a small woman like me since my body frame is like a 10 or 12-year-old girl's :) Actually it is the advisable size for kids in that age range. Honestly, I am not confident enough to use a very long fishing pole with big rod with it.

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Jun 11, 2009

Tornado Warning Last Night

It was stormy last night. Thunder and lightning was scary. Winds blew 80 miles per hour. The tornado warning siren was turned on all over town. I was worried we might get hail. Thank God we did not get any. I called my neighbor N, cousin E, and my friends at the store. N thought it was just an ordinary rain. She planned to bath under the rain. I told her it was storming! She looked out her window and saw huge, strong lightning flashes. So she just stayed at home and watched the weather news. Our Internet connection was off because of the bad weather condition.

If You Want The Most Romantic Vacation...

...Nothing is really fun than going to the beach this summer! I do not care of anything else. I love going to beaches and resorts. It is the most romantic vacation for me.

My honey and I are planning for a vacation this summer. There are couple of summer destinations in our list. One of them is the Myrtle Beach Hotels located in South Carolina. One of my Filipina friend is living in South Carolina near by the beach. She told me to come visit and maybe we can spend a few nights of really cheap Myrtle Beach accommodation. It is true that Myrtle Beach accommodations are more reasonable than any resorts in the USA.

Long Term Health Benefit

Darn! I am going to the dentist again tomorrow. What is wrong these guys? They want to pull my tooth out. I know the filling of this tooth popped out when I ate peanuts. Why can't they just replace the filling so the tooth will be saved? Gosh, this is ridiculous! I understand this is for my long term health know what I mean? I am just like chicken.

Jun 8, 2009

Be Sure Your Elders Are Secured

It is good to know that my mother convinced her father not to live in his house at the farm but to stay with the family instead. He has no decent home more. What scares us is that, there is nobody who can look after him if something happened like if his hypertension attacks? That is going to be difficult for him to ask for help. His house does not have any life alert device installed.

My grandfather agreed to stay with my family back home now. My parents can attend to him and help him on emergency. If emergency happens, life alert detectors are just close by. It would be very convenient for my grandfather to visit his brother and sister who lives in the neighborhood. I can tell that my grandpa is happy to be with the family especially with his grand kids.

Jun 7, 2009

Weekend Snapshot: My Perfect Shot Of The Bee

I am very proud of this photography. This is my best shot so far. The honey bee was busy working on sipping the nectar of this flower when I took its picture. We were at the zoo entrance (Fort Worth Zoo) area where the garden is located. I did take the picture quickly because I was afraid the bee will fly too far. Is not it cute? Ahh, I love this!

Win It...$25 Gift Card From TJmaxx

I feel like joining a contest again :) This is the second contest that interests me to participate. The first contest I joined in was Rosewoman's $50 gift card give-away. And I won it! Awesome.

This time, I would like to win $25 gift card from TJmaxx. Yes, I like shopping at TJmaxx. They have reasonable priced merchandise in store. The host of the contest is Sited and Blogged of the Contest Hub. The mechanics are very simple. Just:

a. Sign up for TheContestHub newsletter
b. Become a follower of TheContestHub
c. Tweet about the contest, or
d. Write a Blog Post about the giveaway, or
e. Subscribe to the Sited and Blogged Newsletter

Join now! The contest ends on June 30.

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Jun 6, 2009

Types Of Films

If there is nothing to watch in cinemas, my honey and I rent movies. He loves to watch epic and war movies. Me? I love hilarious ones. But we always agree on watching kung fu films starred by Jacky Chan, Jet Li, Ziyi Zhang, and others.

My honey has a membership in Blockbuster. He signed up long time ago. Even if we have moved, he still has the privileges the movie rental company offers. If we could not make it to the Blockbuster few miles away from the house, or if we are just lazy, we rent movies online. Blockbuster online offers more choices of movies to rent according to viewers preference. The recent film we rented was "Wild Hogs" mainly starred by John Travolta.

Jun 4, 2009

Fast Food Job Experience

When I was working in a small fast food somewhere in Quezon City (Philippines), my work schedule was like a punishment. Would you believe I worked in a 6 to 6 schedule or 12 hours a day? That was a whack! My major task was serving food and wiping chairs and tables.

Anyway, the most disgusting problem in that fast food was flies. There were flies everywhere. The management had to buy fly lights to be placed in the four corners of the dining area. And you know what, the fly control solutions like the fly lights were very effective. They are highly recommended for open fast food operations on the streets even for fly control around homes and restaurants too.

Don't you hate flies?

Jun 3, 2009

Trivia: Entertainment, History, Nature, Computers

Did You Know...

Shirley Temple, the famous child-actress of the 1930's, had a very early start in acting. Born in 1928, she did her first film, "The Red-Haired Alibi", when she was three.

In 1828, circus performers riding horses wore the usual attire - until one day bareback rider Nelson Hower's outfit went missing. He wore his long knit underwear instead, and presto, circus tights as a permanent fashion statement was born.

US President William Howard Taft (1909-1913) is said to be the heaviest (300lbs+) president who found himself stuck in the White House bathtub. He is the only man in US history to have served as both President and Chief Justice.

Lions usually nap for up to 20 hours of every day. they usually become active after dusk, socializing in the pack, grooming and spending the night hours hunting for food.

It has a bug in it: That is what we say when our computer has a problem. The saying orginated in 1945, when a computer in Harvard University broke down and it was discovered that the source of the problem was moth that had gotten into one of the circuits.

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