Aug 31, 2011

Happy Moment

Our family is very grateful, especially my father, to God above for giving us the chance to find his long lost sister.  Lots of thanks to my relative, Facebook as well, and to the Internet in general.  I knew that one day we will find her. 

My other aunt sent me the profile page in Facebook.  And it was confirmed that she is my father's older sister.  When she named my father in her message to me, I was convinced.  We started exchanging messages the next day telling her information about her siblings and our family.  Then she called her siblings one by one.  Oh that was a very happy moment for them both.  Imagine, more than 40 years my father did not hear any news or word from her until two days ago.  What a wonderful advance Christmas gift.  Don't you think?

Aug 29, 2011

Low Monthly Phone Service With Straight Talk

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To lower our monthly phone bill payments, my mother's suggestion on switching to Straight Talk was absolutely a good idea.  Knowing that it provides everything you need in a cell phone and, I think, the first thing to consider is the money I save every month.  It feels great paying much lesser monthly rate compared to my previous phone service.

Here's how Straight talk monthly plans make a difference:  unlimited service for only $45 per month with the inclusion of text messages, calls, web connections and photo forwarding . This plan has the highest minutes of 1,000, text messages up to 1,000 and 30 MB internet connection which are really awesome.  You  call a friend and talk about anything for as long as you want.  When it comes to international long distance service they have lower flexible rates. That is what my mother and I need the most.  With no contract necessary and no activation, deactivation or termination charges, you do not have to worry about renewals. Straight Talk only uses dependable and durable phones like LG, Motorola, Kyocera, Nokia and Samsung. I remember my mom wants me to buy the LG cell phone for her.  She is kind of picky when it comes to gadgets like this.

So I did took my mother's advice.  I switched to Straight Talk and I am satisfied with it.  Having extra money saved from my current phone bills, it will be added to the future funds for my daughter.  You know mom knows best best when it comes to planning for her child's future.  If you want to know how nice Straight Talk is, please watch this video.

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Aug 27, 2011

Weekend Snapshot: Satin Hands, Peach Preserve

My SIL gave me some goodies when we came to visit this weekend-Peach Preserve and hand care kit from Mary Kay called Satin Hands.  The Peach Preserve sure looks delicious.

This is how the Satin Hands work:

1.  You apply a small amount of the Extra Emollient Night Cream (in tube) to clean skin.  For added hydration, dampen skin with water prior to applying.  Do not rinse.
2.  Massage Satin Smoothie Hand Scrub (in dispenser) into hands and between fingers.  Rinse and pat dry.

Repeat every night.  Your hands will feel soft, smooth, and relaxed.

Aug 24, 2011

Challenging Puzzle Games From MEIJI

Being a stay-at-home mother is, sometimes, boring.  You move around the house routinely.  Since my priority is taking care of baby's needs, my personal interests are set aside for a while.  But as soon as I put my baby down to a nap, my entertainment time starts.  

When watching television is not fun for me anymore, I turn to reading or solving puzzles.  The most challenging to me is solving puzzles.  Before, I used to play Sudoku but I stopped because I found Mejji Puzzle, a much better more challenging puzzle game than Sudoku.  This is the game I am playing at the moment.  It is fun because you can play with different symbols besides the numbers.  It is a great new puzzle game for children and grown ups.  Learn and read how to solve MEJJI at and have fun!

Aug 21, 2011

Treatment Starts Tomorrow

It is my dental appointment tomorrow.  This is my very first visit to the dentist's office since my pregnancy.  I was about to start my dental treatment last year when I learned that I was pregnant.  My husband and I had to reschedule it after delivery and recovery.

Because of hormonal changes in a pregnant woman's body, the gums will become sore, swollen and bleeding.  So it is not advisable to have tooth extraction while pregnant.  But it is still important to see a dentist or hygienist during pregnancy to prevent dental problems.

I really hate going to the dentist.  I am scared and nervous knowing that my teeth will be drilled.  But as soon as my gums get numb, everything is fine.(Smiles).  My husband saw the dentist first two weeks ago.  We are both thankful that we have a very good dental insurance. 

Aug 19, 2011

No Such Thing As 'Self-Made' Person

"There is no such thing as a 'self-made' person.  We are made up of thousands of others.  Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success." - George Matthew Adams

Aug 16, 2011

Back To Watching Asian Drama

It is kinda boring watching rerun movies on television.  As I mentioned before, our satellite tv is getting lousy.  But we have to stick to it because it is the only satellite tv service in our area.  I can say that most of the channels are nonsense.  I only watch the kids show with my little one and a few movie and game show channels.

I turned to watching online drama just recently.  Remembering the days when I got hooked on watching Asianovelas back home, I thought maybe this time I will be entertained...again.  Besides, free videos online is great.  And as of the moment, I am watching the 2005 Taiwan drama/comedy, "Green Forest, My Home".

Aug 14, 2011

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Aug 12, 2011

Pre-wedding Party For Her

I had dinner with a new acquainted friend from PI this evening.  Actually, she invited me to the party.  It's a pre-wedding party for her and her sister-in-law.  She told me it is as Gumbo Party because her fiance is from Louisiana.  It is going to be a double wedding tomorrow!  I cannot go to the wedding though.  Conflict of schedule.

But before I head to the party, I drove by to my cousin's newly built house.  Her house is completely finished and, I guess, it needs to be cleaned then she and her family can move any time they want after the closing.  Oh I am so happy for my cousin.  She will be living close.

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Aug 7, 2011

We'll Be Neighbors

 A friend from PI is arriving today here in Texas.  Actually, she will be flying with her kids. 

I met her in a social networking website recently.  Well, I met her husband first at WOF (The World Of Filipinas).  He said that they were in the middle of the application process (US Visa).  The approval took a while.  Maybe that's how it goes for Spouse Visa?  

Anyway, would you believe that we will become neighbors?  Her husband lives a couple of miles away from my house.  And my cousin of General Ideas, whose house is close to being finished, will be moving soon.  So three of us will be neighbors too.  My friend and her husband will have a wedding again this time here in the US. 

Congratulations and Best Wishes! 

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Aug 4, 2011

A Year After

We went to FW to visit my husband's satellite office.   His co-employees want to see baby too, so we planned the trip well. After lunch, we drove to the office and mingled for a little while.  The secretary gave K a stuffed toy.  A little puppy.  Aw, that was so sweet.  After that, we drove to the store where I worked for more than a year.  And as promised, I came over to visit with baby.  Everybody adored my little girl. 

We spent did the traveling all afternoon.  On our way home, the traffic is not bad as we thought it would be on rush hours.  It was wonderful to see friends again.

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