Thursday, July 31, 2008

Julie the Photographer

Yesterday, one of my wakwak friends & good friend, Julie, came over to my place. Even though she's already a Nurse (like me), Julie ventured into a new hobby - Photography. She brought with her her Canon camera, which I'm not good at describing. All I know is that the Paparazzis are using that kind of camera :). Julie wanted my daughter, Chloe, to 'model' for her. The shots were taken in our home, hoping that next time, we could find a better outdoor venue. She may be a neophyte in Photography right now but I believe she could be successful in her newfound career. Her eagerness, creativity and passion for photography would make her achieve her greatest endeavor in life.
You can view some of her snapshots at Julie's Kalingawan. And should you want her to cover for your pictorials (weddings, baptisms, birthdays and other special events), she would readily render her services, so long as she's available (just make an appointment). I could also contact her for you or you can leave a message at her site.

Anyway, I've here some shots of Chloe taken by Julie - the Photographer.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

CISCO Certification

Being very good at computers, my husband very often finds himself being asked by his officemates and even by his boss for help in matters of IT. Especially at one time, he related how he was able to get their CICLS system (a system inter-connected to with all branches of my husband's office) back online, which was a feat in itself since with the said system was apparently offline for over 6 months. The experience had led him to realize how important IT is in our present society and the big career opportunities it can offer. However, one needs not only the proper skills but also the proper certification to back them up. The latter should come from no less than a widely respected IT Career Certification Company called CISCO.
If you’re familiar with Information Technology and want to learn or develope IT skills, you can get a certificate at Cisco certification, too. Cisco offer three levels of general IT certification, namely: Associate, Professional, and Expert (CCIE representing the highest level of achievement). It also offers various tracks, such as Routing and Switching, Network Security, and Service Provider, so that you can match your certification path to your job role or industry. In addition to general certifications, network professionals can enhance their core networking knowledge by achieving specialist certification in technologies such as security, IP telephony, and wireless. In fact, as I've read their profile, it also states that “students completing the recommended Cisco training will gain an introduction to core security technologies as well as how to develop security policies and mitigate risks. IT organizations that employ CCNA Security-holders will have IT staff that can develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats.”

Having CISCO training, you can get a lot of benefits. It enhances career growth and success, and builds credibility in your chosen career, field or industry. To know more about IT certification, visit Cisco certification for more detailed information. Maybe you’ll be more interested in acquiring more certificates than you could ever imagine.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Chloe's 5th Birthday (My Little Singer 2)

Chloe Alexandra just celebrated her 5th Birthday last July 18, 2008 at her school. For the past 5 years, I've always planned ahead on what to do on Chloe's birthday. And everything was personalized. Lootbags, prizes, giveaways, etc, were done by yours truly. And she always had a party held in a hotel. But this year, i let the McDonald's crew do the stuff for me. Since Chloe wanted to be like Princess Belle on her birthday, she had a Disney Princess-themed party with her teachers and classmates, after which we had a small party in the evening held at home with just a few friends and relatives. But what made it special was that she showed her talent at school. Never a shy one, she always volunteer to sing in front of her classmates. I'm hoping to hone her talent more because, well, who knows?...This may end up as her career in the future, hehehe. Anyways, here's another video of Chloe where she sings Reflection ala Cristina Aguilera. You can see the other video in my other blog entry (My Little Singer).

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Little Singer

I love to talk about my little kid. Everyday, she amazes me. When she was less than a year old, I could tell she loves to sing. When I hummed a song for her, she would hum, too. She loves to listen to music, especially classical & religious music. She would fall asleep by listening Psalty’s Kid’s Praise & Worship songs; Don Moen’s songs were her favorite during naptime. Less than 2 years old, she could sing a few lyrics, although some words were not clear to hear, but you could tell she was singing to that song. She could easily follow a melody; she’s not deaf-toned. At 3 years old, she knew how to sing already but she could not finish the whole lyrics. She was already musically-inclined. When she almost turned 4 years old, she knew how to sing the Tagalog song titled “Torete”. She even sang that song during her 4th party birthday where she entertained her guests, also Britney Spears’ “Lucky”. At 4 1/2, she mastered plenty of songs. I’m proud to say that a ‘Star is Born’ in our family :). She learned and memorized Cristina Aguilera’s Reflection, Jessica Simpson’s version of Part of That World, Alladin’s A Whole New World and the song from Beauty and the Beast. She learned these songs barely a month of practicing and her voice quality is improving a lot. Her memory is sharp. I love to sing but I could not easily recall the lyrics like Chloe. I love to sing but my voice range is limited. I could say that I’m a desperate singer but I guess it’s my little Chloe who will continue to shine in this aspect and I’m very glad and proud to pass it on to her. May she continue to develop this talent of hers, and who knows?… At school, her teacher always asked her to sing on the stage or sing front of her classmates or sing during school programs. I was glad to know that she did not inherit my being 'mahiyain'. She just turned 5 last July 18, 2008 and she had a party at school where she sang her favorite Disney songs. You can view her video right here…
I couldn't be more proud of my little Chloe!
* I'll write more about Chloe's birthday on my next blog. I'm kind of busy these days. I will post more entries next time :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

From Thailand With Love - Give away

Want to win a Thai Decorative Letter Holder? Lalaine is giving away these prizes and to know more about the mechanics, visit her site at Day to Day Miracles. So, inviting my fellow bloggers to join, have fun and win one! Hope I’m one of the lucky participants to win this product. And should you be selected as winner, you need not worry about the delivery for everything is shouldered by her. So hurry!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My Top 10 People

Thanks Bogie for this tag.

The Tag: Name 10 people you can think of right off the top of your head. Don't read the questions underneath until you write the names of all 10 people.This is a lot funnier if you actually randomly list the names first. No cheating. Repost this with the same title and tagged 6 of yours friends.

1. Glenn
2. Chloe
3. Elvira
4. Arthur
5. Kenneth
7. Tonypet
8. Anna
9. Carlou
10. Katrina
1. How did you meet number 9?
We were Glee Club Members @ Xavier University when we were in College.
2. Do you have a crush on anyone up there?
# 1
3. What would you do if you hadn't met number 1?
Maybe I already live somewhere in the West and married somebody else – Tom Welling, perhaps? He, he, he (ambisyosa!)
4. What would you do if 6 and 2 were going out?
# 2 is my cutie daughter & #6 is my sister-in-law. They both love and adore each other. I’m sure both of them enjoy each other’s company. They’re like playmates. And I feel relax when I leave Chloe at Kauswagan with Bogie around.
5. How did you meet number 8?
Anna is my sister in law. I met her thru my brother Kenneth, of course.
6. Is 2 one of your best friends?
YEP! She’s my life, my love, my everything. She’s my daughter & my best friend.
7. Whose number 9's best friend(s)?
Me? Ha ha. She’s my best friend in College. We may have different views & philosophies in life but we get along very well. Opposites attracts, right? Our common denominator is singing
8. Have you ever dated number 1?
Yep…7 days a week. He’s my husband, ok?
9. Do you miss number 10?
Uh-huh. We were best friends in High School. We have so many things in common. She now resides in Ozamiz but we always keep in touch. I miss our good old days.
10. What do u think of number 6?
Bogie is very active in their Church. She’s very patient, creative and a good teacher. She’s also Chloe’s favorite Aunt…and a good influence to # 7, hehehe.
11.What do you think of number 7?
Ungit when we were kids coz he loved to name me names. Anyways, that was a long time ago and we go along well now. He’s someone who can’t live without his guitar…and his wife (?), he, he.
12. Who does number 3 like?
Me? Harhar. We always argue, we always clash, we have different views and opinions but in the end, can’t help but think maybe she’s my mere reflection. Am I becoming like her? Oh no! hehehe… She likes going to Superstore particularly Ororama.
13. Have you ever been inside number 8's house?
Yep, about a month ago. Anna and my brother just moved in to their new apartment.
14. Do you love number 4?
Very much. He’s my dad, he’s already gone, went to heaven and I missed him a lot. He’ll always be in my heart.
15. Ever been in the same bed as any of the numbers?
Yep. #s 1, 2, and 3.
16. What about no. 5?
Used to when we were kids. He is my big brother.
17. Do you trust these people?
Uh-huh. Yep, yep, yep.
18. Would you date no. 5?
No, he’d better date his wife, hehehe. By the way, he’s a soon to be dad. Dining with them is all I look forward to.
19. Love them all?

Now, I'm tagging all the viewers on my site. Have a nice Day!