Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Must Have For Law Enforcement

One of my husband's cousins whom I got to visit when I went to U.S. back in 2002 works with the Police Department. Before this, he even served with the U.S. Army and actually had his tour of duty in Iraq. Well, we were just thankful that he went through that well, particularly with limbs intact. One can easily tell that this guy was really destined for a career in law enforcement just from his tough looks, heavy built and towering height. Though he has that tough guy look, he really is a good guy and is quite formal with his cousins.

For anyone with a career such as his, one of the most important things to have for on-duty or even off-duty work is probably the 5.11 Tactical Knife. Good news at this, because LA Police Gear is offering a full range of 5.11 Tactical Series at discounted prices, with free shipping and even giving away free items with every purchase.

As stated in LA Police Gear's online site, every first responder, whether it is Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement or Special Operations, knows the importance of having a dependable tactical knife available for critical incidents and off-duty use. 5.11 Tactical has stepped up by partnering with subject matter expert Steve Tarani to bring a line of high quality tactical knives to the first responder market. 5.11 Tactical Knives are the best value on the market.

The wide array of 5.11 Tactical Series offered at LA Police Gear's online site include the 5.11 Tactical First Responder Spear Point Knife, 5.11 Tactical First Responder Tanto Knife, 5.11 Tactical Ten Eight Duty Spear Point Knife, 5.11 Tactical Ten Eight Duty Tanto Point Knife, 5.11 Tactical Investigator Spear Point Knife, 5.11 Tactical Investigator Tanto Knife, 5.11 Tactical C.U.B Master's Knife, and 511 Tactical C.U.B Journeyman's Knife.

Moreover, they also offer instructional books and DVD's, particularly 5.11 Tactical - Folding Knives: Carry and Deployment, 5.11 Tactical - Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight, 5.11 Tactical - Mastering the Curved Blade, and 5.11 Tactical - The Art of Disarming.

Special prices end soon, so hurry up and visit their link above.

10 Facts About Me

Got this tag from Luv. I think she wants to know more about me, haha. But thanks a lot for this one, girl!

10 Facts about myself:

1. I'm only talkative to the people I'm comfortable with ;)

2. I hate procrastinators. Why wait for tomorrow if you can do it today?

3. I can be trusted. Your secret is safe with me. Promise! :)

4. I've always wanted to be a flight stewardess, so that I can see and go to so many places (sigh, hehe).

5. My first boyfriend turned out to be my husband. And I was his one and only GF ;)

6. I love action, suspense, comedy and feel-good movie. Heavy drama and too much love story would make me sleep, hehehe..

7. I can say that I am a good mom to my daughter. I never went back to work when I gave birth to her because I also want to be with her.

8. I am not so emotional but I'm sensitive. And I can easily read minds, too ~ watch out, haha!

9. I can read an interesting book in just 1 day (Finished Harry Potter 4 in 1 & 1/2 day)

10. I am a Roman Catholic since birth but I also respect other else's denomination (FYI: my husband is a Born Again Christian ;))

Passing this tag to Amy, Darling and Kringle

Thursday, November 27, 2008

If Clothes Can Talk

What This Outfit Says About You

You are a confident person.
You don't need a certain outfit to feel good about yourself.

You prefer to stay casual. You rather speak for yourself
than have your clothes speak for you.

You are energetic and adventurous.
You are up for anything, and you love being surprised.

You are often cheerful and optimistic.
You approach life with curiosity and an open heart.

Your high end fashion designer match: Chloe

Your must have accessory: A funky red bag

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Surveys!

Blame It On The Rain

For the past 2 nights I went to bed very early. I had terrible head cold, sore throat and at the same time, I had my period with me. Inasmuch as I want to visit my other blogger friends, staying long in front of the computer was impossible. I only managed to visit at least 2 or 3 of them but hope I can visit all of you again soon. Sometimes, at night, I chilled but I felt better now so, anyways, thank God! Need to be well for the sake of my kid. But thank God, it was me who got sick and not my daughter.

Weather here was no good, too. We have a beautiful morning and suddenly the rain poured in the afternoon or vice-versa. And I think I need to double my intake of Vitamin C, for protection, combined with Iron for fast absorption. Plus, water therapy because it's the best medicine that I could think of :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Setting Up The Kitchen

One of the things that I find not so appealing in our house is the kitchen. I’ve always wanted to have a clean and organized kitchen as well as dining area because it is where we prepare and place our foods.

I think we need to add more cabinets in our kitchen to accommodate and keep our other utensils in place. Painting the old cabinet is also a must to make them look presentable. I've also thought of buying a new microwave oven, to easily heat the food, and plastic bag holders to keep all the mess I made after cooking.

I still need a lot of things, though, but these 3 things topped my list as of the moment. It would really be great to have an organized kitchen and dining areas.

Friday, November 21, 2008

He Got Me :)

This is my 100th post.
I'm going to write something different. I will let you see a glimpse of me and bore you to death with my story, hehehe...

Today's November 21.
Something significant happened on this date and I was brought back to my memories several years ago. Somebody had said this line to me “Will you be my girl?” Uwaah!

I remember how choosy I was when it comes to guys. Although I had very few crushes during my high school days, I graduated to having no boyfriend at all. But I wasn’t really looking for it anyway. I was a bit of a man-hater, too.

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College days was more exciting for me. It wasn’t because I was scouting for a bf but because there were lots of things to explore and lots of adventures, too. Then, somebody expressed his intentions to me. We belonged to the same course and he was a nice guy. But I wasn’t ready then. I told him if he could wait. And I don’t know if I meant that because I didn’t really fall for him. I just liked his nice gestures to me. I guess he waited for me for about 3 yrs, but we ended up as good friends.

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At one time, while I was walking by myself on my way home, somebody just popped out from nowhere (whoa!). He introduced himself and said he liked me a lot. He said we had the same course and that he knew me all along. He even had the guts to invite me out on Valentine’s Day. That day came and I saw him waiting for me outside of our school, but then I took cover so that he wouldn't see me. Why would I go out with him when I barely even knew him? His looks were ok but somewhat not to be trusted, hehe. He was actually disappointed when I didn’t show up (somebody told me, but hey should I be guilty about it?). He ended up with his classmate later.

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A friend of mine asked me to introduce him to my best friend. He kept asking me about her. Until one day, he acted so awkward towards me. I asked him why & later told me that he actually fell for the bridge ~ what was that all about? He said I was the bridge. Well, I was never interested in him, aside from the fact that we kept on bickering. I didn’t like his attitude and he was not my type either. I didn't like his face, to be frank! (hehe). He gave me a lot of stress, but I think that was his way to get my attention. We fought a lot that I didn’t want to see his face again. I ignored him for quite a long time.

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I joined an organization and I became close to some of the members. One of them was brave enough to express what he felt inside. He was a very good writer, very witty and creative. He was supposed to be my good friend until he courted me. I asked him to be just a friend, but he was persistent. He was not even minding that I was taller than him. That wasn’t the only reason why I declined. I always followed my heart and my mind when it comes to that matter. And I didn’t feel anything special about him. He didn’t listen, until I got pissed off. The only way to stop him was to ignore him and end his friendship. He was surprised. To think I told him that I won’t change. But he changed me. That was years ago, but we’re friends now ;)

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I don’t get it. If I liked somebody, he was unavailable. And if somebody liked me, I was not interested.

Some said I looked strict and some were intimidated. Somebody told me, why not collect and select? Halleer?! I’m not a playgirl, and I'm not stupid. I wasn’t that desperate, either, and College days ain’t over yet.

However, when my debut came, I was still a member of NBSB (no boyfriend since birth). Until I was over 18 years old and still, nothing happened.

There was one time I prayed to God (and even wrote it), that if I would fall in love, that guy would be my last. I also wished that he would be taller than I am (hehe ~ no offense to others), and intellectual because I’m only average. And I also prayed that if possible, I hope I would be his first girlfriend, too, so that we were even and I can’t be compared to an ex. I guess I asked too much and I realized how perfectionist and choosy I was. I thought I would end up an as old-maid.

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I was also a member of another organization. I had fun in there and it was where I found my ‘bestest’ friends. I became closer to one particular person. I was his confidante, so I knew most of his secrets. Although at first, we argued a lot, but later, the atmosphere changed. It was as if we had a mutual understanding. He was supposed to be my best friend. He was always concerned about me and I was a bit surprised later when I didn't get easily mad at him anymore. But he never courted me. I guess he tried to make attempts but it never happened. We were very close for so very long, I never realized that the people behind us thought that we were an item. Maybe that was why others could not come near me, hmmm?

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Until, somebody with guts came along. We were introduced but never really became friends. It was only 3 months later that we exchanged 'Hi's to each other. End of September, he revealed to my best friend that he liked me. By October, we got to talk a lot. By November, he asked me out on a date and there, he expressed his real intentions. I told him to wait because I was a bit confused at that time. (I was also thinking of my other friend). Anyway, my friend soon knew about him yet he was mum about it. At one time, both of them wanted to accompany me home. I told them to give me a break and go home yourselves. I ended up going home alone instead (what the hey!). Yet in that short time, I knew I was falling… I told myself to wait and just decide on my 20th birthday, which would happen in 2 months. Funny, I even wrote a poem titled, You or Him? (it’s in my older post here). But this, somebody, did not waste his time. He asked me out again & I didn’t even refuse. This time, he popped up the question again and I answered YES. It was November 21, still 2 months away from my birthday.

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I woke up the next morning having goose bumps. What did I do ast night? What?! I have a boyfriend already? I didn’t even tell my parents yet. Can I get my answer back? I didn’t even know him that much. I never asked if he had a girlfriend before. He might even have a lovechild. But I guess I was too preoccupied to think about that, that I did not care anymore. I accepted him because I was, well, strucked by cupid. And why should I let him wait if I was already sure about how I feel? Anyways, it stayed that way. We were officially a couple. As for my other friend, I avoided him because I didn’t want him to feel bad. I did not approach nor bother to talk to him. What was there to talk about anyway? He never even expressed his intentions towards me. That was settled then. But we were ok later. Our closeness never returned but at least we’re still very good friends. That was all that mattered. But I thank God that we didn’t end up with each other because we were both very opinionated, stubborn and we always bicker. In short, we were incompatible.

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7 years & 2 months after, Glenn (the Him in the poem I wrote) & I tied the knot. It was during those years that we knew each other deeply. It was during those years that I found out that I was his first and only girlfriend, so, no lovechild existed and no exes to compare with. I later learned that he belonged to class A in their university when he was in high school and was in the honor’s program in College (but he signed himself out later). Another thing, he's taller than I am, hehe. Later did I realize that I got all my prayers answered. And after more than 6 yrs of marriage (and 1 kid after), the road we traveled was not perfect, yet we strive and managed to overcome the obstacles that we encountered. We still have a very long journey ahead of us. I thank God for guiding us all throughout the way.

Letting Go is the Hardest Thing To Do

Okay, okay, I finally did it. I thought about this for many times but now, it's final!

Hey, I’m actually talking about my template. I love my old template, even the very first one (which my husband accidentally changed it). But this time, I have to let go of my cutesy, flowery, green template. Because if you noticed, my left sidebar was already crowded. So, might as well look for a 3-column template to have a clearer and 'spacious' view in my blog.

So, bear with me for the meantime because I am going to arrange the layout. If your names did not appear yet on my bloglist, don't worry, I had them saved already. And I'll be putting them right back in here. If you have messages and there's no cbox yet, just leave them at the comments section in my blog. Promise, I'll visit you back!

(currently: I'm still debating which template is better. I have 2 choices here..sigh)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wonder Woman Award

When I am not blogging, I'm usually tied up with my wifely and motherly duties. I used to be an office worker before but when I stopped working, I got married and soon gave birth to my daughter. Few months after, I went back to school, took another course and finished it after 3 years. But, as of the moment, I am a SAHM and proud to be a Sahm! It's actually the most difficult and challenging job but things paid off when you can see the result of your labor of love. And despite our very tiresome job, at least, we own our time and we're the 'boss' at home! wehehe.

Anyways, Soul Anchor made this set for me at Polyvore. Wow! I finally got an award that was specially made for a Wonder Mom Like me. I'm so honored (with eyes closed)... and I think I deserved it, hehehe ;) At least, somebody recognized my talent.

Thank you so much, my dear friend. You're a Wonder Woman, too!

May all strength be upon us!!

And to all wonder bloggers out there, just feel free to grab the award. And please do visit BookLovers'Charm @ Polyvore to see for more sets or designs.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Madagascar (You Got to Move It! Move It!)

Last Saturday afternoon, my husband, daughter and I went to see a movie, Madagascar: Escape to Africa. My daughter already liked Madagascar 1 so much that she's not even fed up of watching it in our DVD almost everyday. When I found out that Madagascar 2 is to be shown on November 7, even I, was ecstatic. So the next day, we did Escape to the movie house (",)

The movie was okay and we had a good laugh. But if I were to compare, I could really say that Madagascar 1 was a great movie to watch. But Escape to Africa was also a good movie. I guess it's just really hard to beat the original.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

What's The Catch?

After so many phone calls, I finally went to see those nosy and annoying people from a certain insurance company. Actually, I had not intended to see them at first because I knew what they were after. But then they promised not to do any sales talking if I go see them. All they wanted me to do was to get my so-called Accident Insurance for FREE (would you believe that!). I've already heard a lot of stories about this kind of modus-operandi. However, since my mom kept on insisting that I at least give it a try, I finally gave in, even though I was so irritated (they tried to contact me at mom's place for almost 2 months already). However, I went there ready for the battle :)

Well, as I'd anticipated, they had me wait awhile to check if my appointment was listed. Duh!-- they called just this morning, were they that stupid? Then they told me if I brought an ID with me for them to verify. I told them yes, and wore my impish smile. I was actually waiting for their next words to come out. Then they asked me about a certain code...wait, what code? I asked. 'Never mind', they said. Instead, I was asked to show my ID to verify myself. I showed them two -- my Social Security System (SSS) ID and Driver's license.

She then asked, do you have your credit card? Wow, Bingo!-- That was the word that I'd been waiting to hear. I told that person, What for?! She explained that before my so-called free Accident Insurance be given to me, they would talk to me first about their product and that I should show them my credit card or if not, my ATM card.

My brain was actually laughing and at the same time wishing to grab her by the neck (pardon the expression). Because I was paranoid about it, I had left my ATM and Credit Card at home on purpose. I was thinking, Just in case they'll hypnotize me (I actually got that idea from my husband). As I've said, I went there prepared.

Before I knew it, I was talking sarcastically to this person already. I told her that I left my credit cards and ATM at home because I didn't trust anybody, especially in their kind of business. And this stupid person (excuse my word again) told me that they couldn't accept my SSS & Driver's license because it was a government ID. So, is an ATM or Credit Card a more valid Identification Card?

I told her how she wasted my precious time and the fact that I really didn't wanna go there. I just went out of respect for my mom (who had been receiving all their calls) and to see if they honored their word. I told them that if that was the case, don't ever bother calling me again. Heck! That person even had the nerve to asked for my phone number at my residence, which I did not give. Instead, I told her she can have my supposedly Free Accident Insurance or she can transfer it to anybody I don't care who. It didn't matter. I already an insurance for myself which I purchased back when I was still single (which at that time, I remember, everything was still in black and white).

After what happened, I think we should more careful because some insurance companies are not to be trusted anymore. They have their way of luring clients, then later asking them for their credit cards . If the clients weren't shrewd enough or didn't know anything about it, they would soon be shocked to find out that they'll have monthly deductions on their credit cards for the next how many years.

I'm actually planning to call SEC (Security Exchange Commission) this Monday to verify about this insurance company and to report this incident, too. Their company was not the only one. My husband had received calls from another insurance company, too, which had the same modus. Fortunately, he was harder to convince. This kind of gimmick is rampant already and I'm not going to let them look for the next victim.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008