Nervous Nelly

>>  Monday, June 28, 2010

There are some circumstances that really made me nervous. One of which was the road rage. My husband has been a very difficult guy to deal with especially if he’s on rage with someone tailing him, or even cut him off. At some point, I could tell that there’s two or three incidents that really getting on my nerves. At some point, I had to yell at my husband to catch or get his intention which sometimes helped me to get ease of nervousness I felt. It was tough but sometimes I was afraid for our safety especially when we had our son at our car.

One case that really made me nervous was during our trip to Connecticut. It was very late at night around 12 am. It was at New Jersey, the traffic was killing us so bad that made my husband mad. Then, at some point, there’s this one guy wanted to cut us off but then my husband never let him in. The guy got mad and followed us all the way through. Tailing us and then my husband just have to stump the break to put stop him from doing so. It was disturbing and yet it made scared and nervous. Then, after a while, the car was gone and I was so mad. I don’t know for who my temper was but I don’t want to be on the same situation again.

Then, another case happened again last week. My husband and I went to Subway to get some lunch. When we were done we went to our car to go back home. Unfortunately, when my husband pulls out from the parking lot, a van was coming and she saw us pulling out. It made her mad. So eventually she followed us and sees where we lived. My husband noticed that the van was following us all the way through and stopped at the street where we lived at. So he backed up and follows the car which the lady pretended that she didn’t do anything. My husband was yelling at them and was really mad. I was then very nervous and thinking what might happen. You never know about these guys and who knows they might have a gun or something.

This is very serious and I just can’t help it. My husband is just a very quiet person but if he gets mad, he would surely is. Sometimes it scares me but I think it is was just a necessary response.


Why People Smoke?

A lot of people smoke due to stress or just a peer pressure, just to try something new or just to make them cool. We all know smoking is dangerous to our health but still a lot of people smoke and though they tried to stop but then the withdrawal is so tight and it was difficult to escape. So I thought why take chances where you can get out of it very quick. I have heard some friends who tried to smoke and since then they were hooked up with it. Although, some of them even tried the electronic cigarette where you can just inhale the smoke by using a pipe powered battery where there is no smoke or combustion is involved. For them it is way more elegant if they are going to a party and even public places.

Well, I don’t think so but I guess if they really wanted to stop smoking then they would. It always depend on the person if he, she has willingness to stop smoking, no matter what it is.


When Animals Attack

Have you ever been attacked by an animal? Like a dog, a bee or even a bear? Well, I have been attacked by a bee once and it was a nightmare. I don’t remember being bitten by a dog or being wrestled by a bear. It was a night mare because the stung of the bee is overwhelming. It happened when my brother climb up to a coconut tree to get some coconuts to make a coconut salad. Unfortunately, the bee was living up there and it truly stung him so bad, he fell leaving a scratches all over his thigh due to the fact that he slid through the coconut’s body then to the ground. It was a awful, I felt so bad about my brother. Then, we never know that the bee was still all over, one of the bees caught my leg. It was painful stung. Though I killed the bee and took its stung on my skin but it leaves a painful feeling.

So, I went inside the house and treated myself. After couple hours, the pain is gone but then the bite was swollen. I think it takes weeks for it to get healed. Once it was healed it left a mark which I find very memorable. It was sad and since then I hate being around with bees.

Until now I never forget that experience and it was just a one of kind story to tell..


Importance of PD

>>  Saturday, June 26, 2010

I was browsing online and I stumbled upon this social community where they discussed about the high cost consequences of low prices eyeglasses and contact lens. Then, they blame it on those websites who sell affordable and cheap eyeglasses. So, as the result, a lot of optician or optical clinic doesn’t want to give out the patient’s PD or papillary distance results. Pupillary distance is important when it comes to ordering eyeglasses either offline or online. This is where the eyeglasses manufacturer depends on, so that the eyeglasses will be perfect f fit to the patient. I think this is very important because how could you be so comfortable wearing an eyeglasses when it wasn’t even fit. So, I think a lot of optical clinic should consider this. Not a lot of people have enough money to pay for expensive eyeglasses and even people who don’t have a job and only a stay at home wife can’t afford for an expensive, branded pair of eyeglasses either.

So, I think it is not fair enough for some optician to not give out their patient’s PD. I think a lot of people are looking for cheaper and yet durable pair of eyeglasses and that’s their right to find what suitable on their budget. I think we just not be inconsiderate and let face it, the economy was bad not because of what those low prices has to offer. It always depends on people in the government and what they have done.


Thursday Thunks: Welcome to Summertime 2010!

On Thursday Thunks:

The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of Atlantic Ocean and the number 3.

1. It became officially summer on Monday. What's your favorite part of winter? = Well, I think not the cold but the snow...

2. What was your worst summer vacation ever? = Well, my worst one, I think last April when we went up north.

3. Kimber's husband just got the dream job that he's hoped for. So a big shout out to her and Anthony! Tell us about the best job that you ever had. = Well, I don't have one but I think I will consider my second job here in US the best job so far.

4. Who is probably talking a load of crap about you right now? = I don't know but I'm suspecting two ladies, one of my brother's sister maybe and his aunt. My FIL's sister.

5. An alien appears and offers you the opportunity to repeat one year of your life. You will still know everything that you know now. He explains that no matter what you do differently, when you are returned to the present nothing will have changed. What year would you pick and why? = Maybe when I was in highschool and when I had a boyfriend at church. LOL!

6. Name three things you have on you at all times. Explain why. = My cellphone, my wedding ring, and my contact lens. My cellphone because I text a lot. My wedding ring because you always have to wear them no matter what and my contact lens so I could see my surrounding.

7. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it? = I think a few years ago, maybe around year 2005 to 2006.

8. If you could have everyone in the blogosphere read just one of your posts, which post would you pick and why? = Well, I don't know but I think all the posts I made is relevant.

9. I recently read that the music industry continues to decline at an alarming rate. In the last year it said the sales of Michael Jackson's and The Beatles' music are the only artists who sales continue to climb. The article stated that the two are holding up the industry. Have you bought a CD or mp3 of either artist recently? = Yes but not an album of an artist. I mostly downloaded music online and save it on CD.

10. What radio ad right now do you find so annoying that you'd rather have a tooth drilled than hear it again? = Well, I don't have something in mind particularly...

11. Berleen walks into a bar on a hot Minnesota day. At the bar sits a priest, a rabbi and a minister. A ten foot duck walks into the bar right after Berleen. What drink do you think Berleen orders? = A tequila...

12. There is a knock on your door. It can be anyone in the world. Who would you want it to be? = I hope it would be my favorite star Sandra Bullock..lol!

13. What would be the worst entertainment or sporting that you could be forced to watch? = Baseball...


Motorhomes is Perfect for Summer Vacation Getaway

>>  Tuesday, June 22, 2010

One way to enjoy summer time is to take vacation using an RV motorhomes. I have seen a lot of people in our community who owned motorhomes. I thought it might be a good idea to bring if your family loves to camp and enjoy being with the nature all the time.

My family loves to camp too since my mother in law has a cabin at the upper peninsula of Michigan, we always went there for a week for a vacation or just camping. The cabin was so small which was not enough for two families with four children. The last time we went there together with my sisters in law, their husbands, and their kids, the cabin was just so occupied and even more five people made so congested.

If only we have a motorhomes then it is going to be fine since some can sleep at the motorhomes and others will sleep in a tent. Well, I think everyone should consider having a motorhomes. There are a lot of used motorhomes you can find online where you can get locally. I thought it might be a good idea to get one just for traveling and vacation purposes.


Spoiling My Kid

This week on Small Talk Six is 6 ways you indulge or spoil your children.

Spoiling a child does not happen overnight. It usually involves a series of perpetual actions and events that parents set in place that leads to bad behavior and an overly pampered child. Very often, busy parents who have to spend more time at work tend to give in to their children’s demands due to the guilt of not spending enough time with them but not for us. We always have to make sure that our son was not spoiled but sometimes my husband and I have conflicts when it comes to disciplining and pampering our son.

So here are my six ways for this week's topic:

1. Toys - sometimes when my child expresses an interest in a toy or sport, we always but not quickly fulfill his desire to attain it or participate in it. But of course, it always depend on financial status.

2. Kisses and Hugs - Giving my son a hug and kisses seem like my reason of how to pamper him but sometimes he hated it!

3. Playing with him - This is the time where I don't have patience with but to pamper him, I have to spend quality time and play with him. Do everything he wants to do.

4. Pampering - when my son got hurt, I always pick him up to make him feel good. So sometimes it is not a good idea since he always like to get himself hurt so we can pamper and pick him up all the time. I don't know but sometimes I just caress where it hurts then go back of what I do.

5. Pick up Toys - I rather pick up the toys for him rather than asking him to do it himself. Sometimes I just got tired of asking him and then he won't take time to listen to me. So to make the job quick and done, I have to do it myself!

6. Being too overprotective - sometimes it is not a good idea but sometimes being a parent has a nature to protect their kids. I have the trait and I admit if somebody will hurt my child, I will fight for him no matter what. You know what I mean if you become a parent.

Well, I have read one of the article online where it says that parenting discipline is a constant process and its goal is not to be a reward and punishment system. Ultimately, the goal of it is to train your child to know, all by themselves, what’s right and what’s wrong and to train him or her to automatically know that. I am not so sure but I guess it always depend on the character and attitude of a child to be able to discipline him or her.


Take Safety into Consideration During Summer

Guest post from blogger Taylor Raman

Summer can be a very dangerous time. Regularly installinghome security camerasis not enough to stay safe. For starters, the summer sun can cause extreme damage if protection is not taken. Everyone should make sure to wear sunscreen and apply sunscreen to children and hairless pets before going outside into the harsh sunlight. To much exposure to direct sunlight can lead to dry, aged-looking skin and even cancer. At the very least, one can easily contract a painful sunburn from only a few hours in the sun during the heat of the summer season.

Another tip to stay safe during the summer is to drink at least eight glasses of water per day and to stay out of direct heat for long periods of time. The intense heat that accompanies summer can lead to dehydration and exhaustion very easily. Many people forget to hydrate when visiting a theme park or participating in other fun outdoor activities. This can lead to lose of vision, losing consciousness and worse. And many times, the person is unaware anything is wrong until these systems are actually experienced. This is a very dangerous situation that can easily be avoided by making sure to take the proper precautions.

Summer is a fun and exciting time for everyone, whether they be children on vacation from school or adults relaxing at the beach, but it can turn deadly if safety isn't taken into consideration.


First Day of Summer

Today is officially a first summer day! Isn't it exciting? Well, yes for me! You will understand if you live in a part of US state where summer is limited. I know the feeling now of being bound to something that I wish I could do something about but of course, it is impossible unless we move out of state and live in a tropical country. I think I will miss the winter by then. Well, I don’t know I think living in the state of Michigan was just perfect. The summer weather was not so hot or so cold but approximately only reached the degree Fahrenheit of 76 to 86, unlike in other state where 100 were possible. I can’t picture myself being at over 100F of degree summer weather. It might be a smoking affliction. I don’t know but I had to live for 24 years in a tropical country and I know how it feels like and all year around. So, when I got here in US, I got so excited because then I could able to enjoy winter and just forget about being in the sun for a while but of course, I’m at the opposite direction now!

Anyway, when summer day is officially upon us, I have some fun things to do in mind and looking forward to do in the next couple of months. I planned to go to the zoo, beach maybe, strolling at the park, visit some friends, and visit my in laws probably. Then, maybe will go in a water park adventure again. But of course, it always depends of how my husband could get a day off from work. It was so hard to make plans when things aren’t on your way. So, I think I have to wait and then make a turn of planning the vacation. I think this is a good idea than being sorry in the end because of some circumstances we can’t stop.

So, I just have to wait and wait…. but as of now, maybe out in the sun is quite a fun thing to do as well...


Buy Local Insurance

>>  Saturday, June 19, 2010

Insurance is very important. The way insurance work is very competent where it works that a whole lot of people pay a small amount of money into an insurance pool. If one of the people in insurance got their car stolen or had an accident, then the insurance will get money out of the pool. This idea is very smart because then you can only pay small amount of money than saving big just in case of emergency.
Insurance is available in all sorts of areas. You can get insurance for your possessions such as your house, car, or even your business. You can even get a life insurance or health insurance as well.

If you have been looking an insurance company in your area in Massachusetts, why not visit Berry Insurance today. It is a local insurance that offer its local residents a free quite of either in Massachusetts auto insurance or Massachusetts home insurance. They also offer a life insurance and also Massachusetts business insurance for those who wanted to build their business with confidence and stability.

All of us are aware what the state of the economy is and the downfall that was experienced recently. Each one of us is looking for ways by which we can cut down on the expenses be it monthly bills or some other way. Therefore, buying a local insurance is a smart way for you to save money as well because it is affordable and get your problem covered at any time. Plus, you helped your local city as well.

Isn’t it a smart way? So, check them out today for more information!


Eat Your Veggies

A couple of days ago, I saw from 123greetings.com that it was "Eat Your Vegetables Day." Then, it reminds me of when I was on my teenage years of how I hate to eat vegetables. My mom used to buy me tomatoes when I was 5 years old. These are my favorite snack of all time. Those big, juicy red tomatoes are the best when I was at that age. I could still remember how I ate those tomatoes where I drink the juice inside first then the skin. It was the best. My mom used to bait me with tomatoes too. She just knew I couldn't resist it.

Then, when I became older I stopped eating tomatoes. I don’t know but I just stopped for some reason. My mom never even bothers why. I think that was the time when we moved out of the apartment we stayed at and moved to a house. I think we went to a farther place for about a year and then came back. It was just a new place to me and I have noticed that I already stopped eating tomatoes.

When I get older that’s where I never eat any vegetables, maybe onions, maybe green leaves but not that much, maybe five times in my whole teenage years. When I came here in US, I changed. I started eating vegetables again such as Asparagus, Broccoli, mushrooms, cauliflower, carrots, cabbage, pepper, even salad and tomatoes again. It was the best and I think way healthier. I wish my taste for vegetables now will last for a life time and eat my veggies as much as I could.


Something in Common

Today’s topic is “6 things you and your Dad both enjoy.”

This week's topic made me realize some of the character, attitude, maybe some things I do that might be something common with my dad. I just don't realize it until I have to specifically have to think about it.

Well, here are my list for this week's topic:

1. My dad and I love seafood a lot.
2. We do have something in common when it comes to money. If I work on it, then it is my money and I have the right to buy what I want to buy! You know that point of view.
3. We both hate vegetables. Well, I hate vegetables when I was younger but now I love some vegetables but I think I have to consider it.
4. We both love to watch action films!
5. My dad loves to cook oriental food and I'm loving them too!
6. Lastly, my dad love to spend time alone especially when he is working. I think I got that trait too. Sometimes being alone is a good thing.


My Disney Dream Vacation

>>  Thursday, June 17, 2010

When I came here in US, one of the dream destination vacation that I was looking forward to was to take a Disney vacations someday with my family. The best thing about it is that during summer days, a lot of discount packages are on the loose. A while ago, I have found these 4 days and 3 nights stay at a hotel for only $199 which is a $460 value, what a package deal for me and for my husband. Also, if you stay 3 days it was only $99. Then, we can only just buy one ticket for our son. Well, I don’t know but maybe he is free to get inside. All I ever wanted is to go and visit Sea World and Aquatica in Orlando Florida for a vacation and after that I will be fine. I can’t wait to tell my husband about it. I am getting so excited here!


Talk the Talk?

With so many features available on mobile phones, talking is not always everyone’s first priority. I thought a lot of mobile phones lately had been improved based on its quality. The latest Iphone 4g was the newest that has been introduced to the people together with its latest features and designs. The new features was the front-facing video chat camera which was awesome. My husband and I became speechless when we watched the video about it. Then, there's also an improved regular back-camera.

Also, there there's Droid Incredible as well where they added better features than those old models. They make it better with 8mp and DVD quality type video camcorder. These are actually the features I was looking forward to on a phone. I don't care about data plan because we have an Internet and we do have a laptop. Unfortunately, all these type of phones required one and that's what I hate about it. It is just that I could able to take pictures and videos of my son whenever we were outside of the house without bring any real digital camera or camcorder with me.

Well, now I am looking forward to just get a phone that I like and maybe pay for the useless data plan unless I will get or buy a phone that could use the data plan very vigorously. I can't wait until next year to get a new phone.


Marketing Strategy

When we were working on my sister in law’s business plan, there was one requirements of how could she be able to market her business. One of the things we mentioned where banners, discount coupons, packages, maybe even brochure. I think these are one of the good things to do to market her business of hair and salon spa. I have found online of the best brochure printing that only offer very affordable prices on brochure printing. I would absolutely recommend it to her. Having a brochure is a one way to show to your customer the services you offered plus you can put discount coupon on the brochure too. For 1000 for only $125 is truly an amazing deal, only $8 each. I just can’t wait to show the website to her.


Snakes, Hiking, And Shirt Colors

This week on Thursday Thunks:

1. Have you ever wondered why snakes can't slither backwards?
=Yes, maybe because they don't have bones and I guess if they use a strong force using its tail they could probably do. Well, who knows, I am not a snake...lol!

2. Is divorce contagious?
=I don't know but maybe it depends on how you handle your marriage life. I think it is also depend on both parties if they will make it as contagious because their parents, their friends were also divorced. I don't think so but I hope not.

3. Do you enjoy hiking?
=Yes, I do but as I get older I started hating it.

4. Is there a color of a shirt a man should just never wear?
=Yes, and it is the pink color! Why do the world of fashion make the trend of PINK shirt! I just hate it.

5. Have you read a news story this week that just made your blood boil?
=My blood boil? I don't know, I don't remember.

6. Do you keep old business cards or name tags from companies you have worked for?
= I don't.

7. If you could save an endangered species, which one would it be?
=An eagle, maybe.

8. When is it warm enough outside for you to start wearing shorts?
=Well, when it reached 70 and higher...

9. Have you ever broken a window?
=Nope. I didn't..

10. Do dogs in your neighborhood howl when they hear sirens from police cars or fire trucks?
=Well, dogs are not allowed in here...so I can't hear any barking but sometimes at the far distance neighborhood, though but not with siren sounds.

11. Have you tried doing something as an adult that you used to be able to do as a kid?
=Yes, like driving, cooking, buying and shopping.


Fashion Gala Show

>>  Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Do you love to watch fashion, entertainment shows, or even concerts? Well, if you asked me I surely do. My husband and I always love to watch live shows. For us this is the only way we can able to enjoy more of what was out there, new music, new entertainment shows, new comedy or even new fashion trends. If you love to watch a fashion gala or even a fashion show, you can eventually find tickets online. I have found some available shows this summer and one of them is MyEventHub (MEH) by Fashion designer Bian Variani.

If you want to check this out just click the link and you are on your way to a fashion gala adventure. Don't forget to check out of how you can create your own online ticketing for your show. There's more you can find!


I Scream for Ice Cream..

A few weeks ago, it is getting hotter and warmer so I can't help myself not to eat something cold or drink something that would freeze my whole body. So, I went to buy some smoothie and it feels so good! I hate summer days when it was really hot and sticky. I also hate the smell after being outside. You know what I mean, right, the sun smell! Oh that's gross but of course, it is part of being outside and for enjoying the warmer days! It only stayed for 3 months though, but after that winter season is back again.

Anyway, the other day, my husband had an ice cream at the fridge where he got his favorite flavor the mint chocolate moose track. I was a bit jealous because I don't have any and I don't like this flavor of a ice cream. So, I scream for my favorite ice cream flavor which is the rocky road! I love this ice cream flavor but I can't buy it unless my husband will buy it for me. I love eating my ice cream with a cone, especially the waffle cones. They're the best! Now, I am not watching my weight but you know, eating an ice cream once in a while can be good to treat myself good sometimes.

Well, now I'm craving for sundae...


Gardening on Summer Days

It is summer time and I am so excited about it. When it gets summer here in Michigan, it feels like Philippines but then when the night comes, it gets colder and it is just so as usual Michigan weather. One thing I like about Michigan when it is summer because it only runs between 75F to 87F which is way better than over 100F in some states especially in the area where winter season wasn’t really available such as Florida, Nevada, Arizona or even California. I have heard too that California was experiencing a drought during summer time. I wonder if how they could maintain beautiful garden of flowers in their backyards. I have a friend who is now living in California; she mentioned how excited she was on their new home. I was so excited for her as well since aside from having a baby, she will soon be decorating their new home. One thing, she bought a San Diego drought tolerant plants last week and she said it was just a usual. She likes it because then she doesn’t need to get worry when the sun gets too hot.

I thought these states might be a good place to live because they were just like my own country Philippines. The weather is very tropical and very hot during summer days but maybe topsoil San Diego is quite substantial enough to face sunshine and just get used to it.

Well, I don’t know if I wanted to live in a warmer state, I have a second thought; I like Michigan weather when it comes to summer time, and it is not so hot or very cold. It is just a balance of perfect summer. Maybe, I could able to make my own garden center San Diego here in Michigan but it is just not so good during winter months. Oh well…


It’s the Little Things…

When it comes to keep track of how much money I spend on non-essential luxuries, like gourmet coffee and snacks, I always make sure I have some coupons to spend every time I purchased them. It makes me feel better when spending on some of these food while saving money. Although, there are certain little indulgences that I cannot live without no matter how tight my budget is and that is buying clothing and some accessories. I am not really into food person. I don't buy ice cream or even sweet snacks but rather clothing and some shoes and purses. I think this is better because it might help me not to gain more weight by eating extra sweet foods.

Anyway, despite the fact, that I have a tight budget, if I really wanted the pair of clothes, a pair of shoes, or a pair of purse, I always make sure that I will get them on sale or something that is not expensive. I am so glad that there are some websites these days where you can get coupons online and discounts codes and save some dollars.


How the Stuff We Buy Gets Packaged?

Do you ever wonder how the stuff we buy gets packaged? Well, that made me wondered too. When I took my Nutrition class last semester, I have learned a lot of basic nutrition facts which also can be found on every packaging especially on food. This is one of the requirements that DFA required for all packaged foods. Aside from that, a lot of manufacturer found a lot of ways of how they are able to make their products as attractive and eye catching to their customers. I think this is the other reason why food packaging services is hired because it is not so easy to make a packaging that can be noticeable unless people with expertise will do the job.

Anyway, aside from food, a lot of products these days also required proper packaging as well such as the cosmetics. People used cosmetics on their skin and so it is really important for the makeup, mascara, eye liner, eye concealer, facial foundation to be safe from all the bacteria. So, therefore, proper cosmetic product packaging is a must. I have found a lot of cosmetic at the store made with good packaging but sometimes it costs a lot than those are not. I guess it all worth the price if you get a good product because of its high quality plastic product packaging. I think this is important and I think we, as a customer, should be able to be knowledgeable about that.


Summer and Concerts

On Tuesday Tunes:

What new releases are you looking forward to this summer?
=I am looking forward to a new release of a music CD of my favorite star Beyonce and maybe the new movie soundtrack of the movie The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

What music makes you think of summer?
=Some of them are the oldies such as Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams, All Summer Long by The Beach Boys, and Endless Summer Nights by Richard Marx.

What's the best song you can think of to play with the top down/or windows down on a hot summer day?
=I don't think I have one but I guess I will consider the Long and Winding Road by the Beatles.

Are you going to see any shows this summer?
=Well, I don't know yet but we're planning it.

How important is seeing a band live to you?
=I think it is not that important but seeing them live is quite different than listening to them on the radio, right? Well, I think this is fun and exciting to see my favorite band performing live.

What band would you like to see in concert most?
=I like to see West Life, Wilson Phillips, and Freestyle ( a band famous in the Philippines)


SEO is a Must!

A lot of people today build their own business by making their own website too. My sister in law is one of them. She planned to build a hair and spa salon and now wanted to bring about a new website too for her business. She asked me if I could start over it and I was a bit skeptical about it, though because I am not really good of making a website. So, I offered him some websites that might help her to build and start her own business website. Then, I showed to her how every work and that she needed a domain name and a hosting service. Probably, a website graphic designer too who can able to do everything she wanted and how the navigation works according to her preference might be a good idea as well. She agreed and I think that made me very content because then I don’t need to do anything but to assist and make sure is on the perfect mode.

Anyway, aside from that I told her that she might need to build up some links too; maybe a promotion of her new website to popularize it at any search engines on the Internet. Absolutely she needed Social Media Services that will help her out to advertise and show her business website to the local area where they can able to manage to put up the website into a Site Search Software as well so the website will be easy to be found on any search engine.

So, I think this is a good idea to start for her and if you do too, then you might want to Learn More about it as well.


Tuesday Toot: Hubby's Luck

This week on Tuesday Toot:

A couple of weeks ago, my husband had his first physical exam for the air force. He had been working out, jog, and drinking protein drinks to keep the energy going. I am so happy about it because when it comes to working out he was pretty so consistent with the fact that he needs to do it because he will be having his physical exam and he wanted to pass it. Fortunately, I need to toot about it and he did pass! He was so excited and can’t help it not to text me right away and informed me that he did pass the test in average. I was so excited too and I thought all the works and time he put on working out are all worth it. I think he deserve it too.

A lot of his companions never pass the exam and they needed to take it again. I feel so sorry for them but I guess they never put a lot of focus on it and maybe lack of encouragement. I always compliment my husband when he does work out and I think this is a good idea to being a partner and a wife. Well, we are always there for each other, I think that are how it is.

So, now he will be waiting for the next year’s physical exam and he is going to make it on the top, perfect score beyond average. Oh well, I bet he can do it too!

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Cleaning the Mess

This week on Tackle It Tuesday is Cleaning the Mess...

It may sound so funny but sometimes I feel like to clean the house when we have visitors to come over, and we don’t have that people to come over except some of my friends and relatives and my husband’s family, that’s what much about it. Basically, we don’t clean our house that much often. It’s terrible but that’s how we are and maybe it is always up to me. I cleaned the kitchen regularly, but not vacuuming, sweeping, or even mopping the floor which is somewhat unusual to me. My husband used to say how dirty the house now but then he wasn’t that nagger who gets mad and wanted me to clean up right away. I guess being used to it and having a kid who always attached with messy mess is what the problem of it all.

Well, just last weekend, my husband and I decided to make a change. We clean the whole house up and down and everything turned out nice. He cleaned the kitchen where he lifts up the appliances to clean it up and then vacuum the floors. Then, I cleaned the two bathrooms, sweep and mopped the floor. The house is pretty nice now. Guess what? We did it because my father in law will come for a vacation from Florida. Isn’t it ridiculous?

I don’t know but that’s how I am for now especially when I was working online too. I think I have to make something about it. Clean every mess my son made every now and then, just ask him to pick up all his toys when he was done. Clean up everything little by little so it won’t be a bunch of stuff and be a huge mess again. I think that’s a good idea to do to keep the house clean and maybe free from mess.


Home Makeover

>>  Sunday, June 13, 2010

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My Signs of Stress

This week on Small Talk Six is “6 sure signs that you are stressed out.

Stress is a normal reaction to all of life’s events, some of which are more stressful than others. It is important for you to learn what causes stress in your life and the degree of stress you feel in different circumstances because of the effect it can have on your body. Therefore, as for me, I always have time to cure what stresses me out and bring back the real me as much as possible.

So here are my list of signs that I am stress.

1. It seem like I have a speaker with me all the time.

2. Hubby was wondering if it is time for him to buy some new box of feminine napkin.

3. The house will be pretty clean and welcoming...

4. I'll be itching my hands every now and then because of these tiny bumps..which is so weird. This is absolutely one of my sign that I was stressed out.

5. Can't wear a smile on my face even I'm watching comedy show. This is serious!

6. Lastly, I went shopping! And don't wonder why I don't even bother answering calls!

Well, stress can be both positive and negative. Good stress can inspire you to work harder and accomplish great thinks. It can spark your creativity and make you a better person. On the other hand too much negative stress in your life can cause illnesses, various forms of serious medical conditions, and have a serious impact on your overall health and wellness.

Well, I guess stress should be balance to enjoy life to the fullest.


Going to Watch Concerts and Shows

>>  Thursday, June 10, 2010

Last Memorial day, my sister in law showed me a catalog where the show was native from my country Philippines. I was so inspired by it and wanted to watch the show soon at my school. My sister in law showed it to me because she thought I might get interested with it and sure I am which made me so excited to watch the show this coming October. Then, when I was still looking at the catalog I saw my favorite singer who is going to be here in Michigan on August where she will be having a show on the same theater. I wanted to watch her too, singing.

Anyway, my husband is quite very supportive when it comes to watching my favorite theater shows. He loves watching concerts too. As I mentioned to him that I wanted to watch this show at my school, he showed me some of the latest concerts that will be soon available at the Palace of Auburn Hills like Aerosmith’s concert. The palace was just an hour away from us. So it was not that bad. Then, he showed to me some of the show and games that might be available at the Comerica Park which is closer to us maybe almost an hour and a half away from us but there are no many shows available yet.

Well, I am thinking that if soon we will go to Florida for a visit, why not watch a Shakira concert at American Airlines Arena - FL. I loved Shakira and her music so much, but my husband wasn’t so into her. I really wanted to see her dance and sing as well but not so sure yet since hubby wasn’t so into this but he said we might go to Texas this fall for his assignment and maybe we might be going to American Airlines Center – TX. I don’t know now because the last time I checked I wanted to watch a concert of one of my favorite singer but don’t be Shakira and Micheal Buble is in Texas too this coming October. I don’t know now, maybe we will see which states were going soon. I will keep on checking what events might be available soon at ticketamerica.com.


Duct tape and patio furniture

This week on Thursday Thunks:Driver's Ed. Demon #1 is taking it right now. Did you pass your driver's test the first time you took it?

You are sitting outside on your deck in your comfy lawn chair, feet are up and the temp outside is perfect. There are no bugs to bite you and ruin the night... it's peaceful and all you can hear is the birds singing and an occasional cricket. Whats in your hand?
=A mango smoothie shake or maybe my cellphone

How many graduation parties and weddings do you have to attend this summer? Ok.. how many are you invited to?
=This summer? I wasn't invited for a graduation. And yes, one wedding down this summer.

There is no other choice in the matter - you must transform into a different race, but the catch is that you get to pick which race. What will you now be?
=I'm a Filipino turn to be an Italian! LOL!

Someone once said that the grass isn't greener on the other side... are you jealous of your neighbor's lawn?
=No, because our loan is the same as theirs.

Bud is walking along a beach barefooted and steps on a piece of glass buried deep in the sand. His foot is bleeding... does he cry, swear or stomp around on his other foot?
=swear I guess.

I'm gonna take you fishing... are you going to be a whiney baby and not bait your own hook and when you catch a fish am I gonna have to take it off the hook for you?
=Well, I hate whiney baby! Absolutely, am not! I am not an experienced fisher but I can do it I guess. You don't have to do it but you need to teach me how to do it.

From a Facebook friend: When asked what would you bring with you to a deserted island, why doesn't anyone answer "a boat"?
=Because the boat was already there! So why take another one? Well, just in case the other boat got broken. That's a good idea, isn't it?

Hamburger buns - sesame seeds or not?
=Not, plain is good!

From Demon #1: Whats your favorite flavor of water? = Blueberry pomegranate and peach mango.

Eclipse is coming out this month... are you going to see it?
=Sure I am with my husband! Or maybe with some of my friends...



>>  Wednesday, June 9, 2010

It’s been a while since I was ranting about our old kitchen sink. I like the style of our old kitchen sink, it was huge, very wide, and very reliable enough to meet our needs but unfortunately, I don’t like the color. It was not stainless at all and so it is visible on any stains. My husband doesn’t want to replaced it because for him, it costs him a lot for only the undermount kitchen sink and he doesn’t want to spend more money on sink anymore unless it was not usable anymore. I was sad about it but I wish he had a taste when it comes to kitchen sinks so that before he bought the sink, he could think that stainless sink was much better and fashionable and elegant looking. Of course, it is not what you can expect. He said that it was the only cheaper sink he could find at the store he went to at that time. There are a lot of undermount kitchen sinks he could find but then they were like $300 more.

Well, if he could only find these kitchens sink online where it only costs around a $100 and they were stainless steel and stain resistant. Now, I am wishing that our kitchen sink will be broken so we can able to buy a new one. I wonder when would it be…


Done with Household Chores

Last Monday, my husband just started his online class where he started doing all these crazy homework and online discussions. In the middle of his homework, our son was just wanted his Dada's attention, so he kept on talking and wanting his daddy’s time. So, to stop him from doing it, I had to refrain of what I was supposed to do and spend time with my son for a while. After a couple hours, I have decided to do something while my husband is using the computer. Since I never cleaned the house for a long time now, I just decided to clean up the mess and the dirty floor. I cleaned; I swept, mopped, and vacuumed the floor yesterday from the kitchen, then to the living room, to the bathrooms, to our living room and to my son’s room. It was long day for me, good thing my son was just looking at me and not bothering his dad.

Then, after, I cooked dinner and we ate. It was so nice to see your house clean and very welcoming. I haven’t cleaning the house for a long time and I guess I have to do it every two weeks instead of a month. I am just lazy and I had so many things to do instead. Well, I’m crossing my finger here and looking forward for the next week household chores.


Easy Divorce

A couple of years ago, my sister and her former undergo a lot of struggles when it comes to their marriage. All those moments that they shared before they got married were all disappeared. It was sad to learn about their marriage but all I could think of was my sister’s happiness. I have heard her side and I have seen and experienced unusual things too towards my former brother in law so, I wasn’t that skeptical anymore of why my sister will divorce her husband. As the years went by, I was wondering why my sister never filed a divorce papers yet and I thought she might not be ready yet to be separated but as I talked to her a couple of months ago that she was having hard time to file because of financial costs of filing a divorce paper.

After a couple of months, since the last time that I talked to her about it. She finally filed a divorce paper, now they are both waiting for the finalization. Good thing, she found a good, reliable, Austin Divorce Attorney that helped her throughout the case. She’s living somewhere in Texas now and living a happy life with her boyfriend and their new son. I am so glad she’s doing ok now and I hope this time it will be for a better.


Favorite Beverages

It's finally Summer time and this week's topic for Small Talk Six is“6 of your favorite cold beverages.” You can answer this with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, 6 photos, 6 videos, etc . . .

During summer time, it is always necessary to drink water to keep from dehydration but sometimes water is just so not tasteful that it never helped me to quench my thirst except when it was really, really icy cold water.

So, for this week topic, here are my list:

1. Baskin and Robbins' Mango Smoothie - a tropical taste of mango and yogurt is the best! I loved it!

2. Pepsi regular - as always soda but I already stop drinking pop for a while to help me lose some extra fats.

3. Lemon Iced tea - as always helped me to quench my thirst. This is my alternative when I can't help myself of drinking only water.

4. Starbucks Mocha Frappucino - I love it! - I always spend like $5 for it. I only buy the one at the grocery store but sometimes, I always wanted something extra special mocha frappucino made by Starbucks shop.

5. Welch Passion Fruit flavor juice - they taste exceptional! Just can't stop drinking it!

6. Lastly, the latest one from McDonals, the Frozen Strawberry Lemonade! It was perfect for a hot long day!


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Tuesday Toot: Losing Weight

>>  Thursday, June 3, 2010

On Tuesday Toot:

After a month of doing dancing work out, I finally made a difference. My friends and even my in laws noticed that I lose some weight. I have been doing the dancing workout about four weeks now and looking forward to do more of this month. I didn't notice that it was June already.

Anyway, I choose to do the dancing workout because it is way more fun that just exercise. I love to dance and it is just better for me. I find it very fun to do and I like the way it is than any other form of workout. I am so glad it worked and I am losing about 2 pounds which is not bad at all.

Now, I am looking forward to lose some more! I just can’t wait to get by belly toned!

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Cheaper Way to File Tax Returns

>>  Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last Month was the final month for tax refund application here in US, it was tough and before that final day, my husband and I started receiving tax forms where to be included on the tax refund application. Then, after several weeks we finally received the refund and surprisingly, it was a lot higher than what we received a couple years ago. I don’t know what happened but it was more money for us. I bet it depends on how to work on tax refund application. We had been on this tax return office since I got married with my husband. He was just so into this office because it was free due to the fact that the one who process our tax returns was my husband’s uncle. So, it was our pleasure as well to work with him.

It is nice to know that there are still some people who help others and even didn’t ask any money for it. I also find online some tax returns application where you can pay only 10% of the commission. There are also other tax return website from other country who does tax returns application such as the UK Tax Return application. So, whenever you are, you can get tax refund cheaper and reliable enough to meet your needs when it comes to tax refund processing.

So, when you need a new tax refund application processing, just search them online and there are a lot of them like more than just a relative who will give you valuable price for tax refund processing. It is the cheaper way to file a tax return you know. If we don't have a relative to do our tax return, I bet I will find them online too.


Get Together

On Memorial Day, my family went to my sister in law for the day and it was also the best excuse for all of us to have a get together. We always celebrate it with my sisters in law and their families. It was fun and eating good and delicious food is a good thing to do especially when I don’t cooked that much often. So, at that day, we’re having a blast, although, the weather was not so nice since it’s been raining since 12nn but good thing it lets up around 3 to 4 pm where it was ready for us to do barbecuing our food. It was good and it’s been a long time since I haven’t eaten anything from a real grill. I had a chicken thigh barbecue marinated on Italian marinade. Then, hubby has his usual favorite steak. Then, we have lots of food aside from the dinner meal and also have some chit chats.

Then, later at night, we had fun playing games and then, we came home around almost 9 pm. We just came home right in time for another pouring rain again. It was a good day!

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