Saturday, December 31, 2011

Importance of Auto Insurance

My father in law decided to get a better coverage on auto insurance after their place was flooded two weeks ago. His vehicle was not spared and when he checked it the following day, it was filled with mud and the engine won't start anymore. Up to this time, his vehicle is not yet functioning so he is planning to send it to repair shop to have it fixed.

His existing policy only covers accident or theft. So, right now, he is looking for another company where the service is good but also considers the cheaper cost of insurance for his vehicle. Liability insurance is also important to him and I hope he can find one soon.

If you are looking for auto insurance, try to check it out online and get a free quote. The site will gladly provide you with what you are looking for.

Friday, December 30, 2011


We went to the mall this late afternoon for a last minute shopping. I've realized that there were some kids I missed in giving gifts last Christmas and I'm trying to make it up on New Year's Day. I didn't bother buying gifts to kids I only see once in a blue moon. Although before, I used to go to my god-children's house and personally gave them their gifts. But it's different now. I've no time to go out and I don't know where some of these kids are currently living. Besides, it's hard to think what to give them now for they are already grown-ups. They might find my gifts too childish...

I love to buy and give gifts and that's a fact. Sometimes, I bought things earlier and stock them in my cabinet so that I won't have a hard time thinking what to buy during Christmas day. But there were some items that were not given coz I don't know where to give it. I just informed the parents about the gifts but if we don't get to see each other, then the gift will remain in my cabinet...

To let you know, I have more than a dozen godchildren and most of them are males and only 3 are females... I've to include my husband's godchildren and I think there are only 4 of them. And aside from them, my husband and I have nieces and nephews so we've to give them gifts, too. And oh, I forgot about my own 2 kids! They are also included on my list so just imagine how I would look like after I'm done buying gifts for all them :-)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Love it!

Guest post written by Kevin Beach

I love working with my family but the best part has got to be the flexibility. There’s something to be said for not having to explain to a boss why you can’t be at work in the morning and I never have to do that since it’s my mom and my brothers who I answer to – they always understand! I’ve actually started working from home with my wireless internet Sacramento service a few days a week and that’s been great for my wife. She’s able to take off and get more errands done while I’m at home with the kids and it’s just made for a happier more calm family life in the evenings because she’s not as stressed. I love that I’m able to see my family every day and that we can come together to be a real team. There’s nothing better than having colleagues you can absolutely count on and at the end of the day I know my whole work environment has my back and that feels really good, you know?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Be Prepared All The Time

It's currently raining here but am quite allergic to the sound of rain pours. Can't help it. More than a week after our place was hit by typhoon Sendong (washi) that claimed a lot of lives and left many people homeless, I just can't sit and relax right now hearing the sound of the rain. Thinking about of a mother whose 3 out of 4 kids died of drowning made my spine shiver. Hearing what my in-laws went thru over and over again made my more vigilant especially at night time. I think I was also traumatized with their experience. How much more if I was also involve? Gosh, time to let this go off my mind.

I'm sleepy at 4 o'clock in the afternoon but I will not rest. I don't want to close my eyes until this rain subsides. I know this is just part of a low pressure area, but I can't trust our weather bureau these days. I still think it's best to be prepared at all times.

Booth Displays

Trade show booth is perfect for presentation display of your products. It is an easy way to show off your exhibit even in crowded places. What is nice about this booth is that it is easy to set-up and easy to pack when your show is done. So, if you are thinking of promoting your business, better use the portable pop-up trade show booths for easy access and for your own convenience, too.

Making A List

My in-laws who were greatly affected with flood the other weekend lost all their things. Everything was damaged. They are still trying to recuperate right now with their losses. One of the things that I'm planning to give them is bunn coffee maker as they love to drink coffee. They actually need to replace many things that's why, I am currently making a list of other things that they badly need.


I'm not feeling well today. I'm having a terrible headache and a sore throat. I hope I won't get a fever... I guess this was due to stress. It had been 10 days since our place had been hit by the typhoon. For many days we don't have water that we need to go somewhere to refill our water container. I was not even sure if our drinking water was really safe...

Right now, things are slowly going back to normal but the people who were greatly affected were still trying to recuperate from their loss. It was heartbreaking knowing some of their stories. Weather here is also gloomy and I guess this is the reason why I don't feel well.

I already took a medicine awhile ago and I hope it could cure me fast. I can't afford to get sick coz I have 2 kids to take care of. Right now, instead of resting, I can't coz baby Zoe kept on calling my attention. She doesn't like to see me lying down when she's awake. And if I tried to put her beside me on the bed, she wanted to stand and pull everything she could find. So, I decided to blog, let her walk on the floor and secure the area so that she's safe from whatever she's doing...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

For Your Own Good

Last December 17, 2011, our city was hit by a strong typhoon Washi. Many people perished from drowning, many lost their homes and those who survived suffered a lot of bruises, wounds and some could barely walk. My in-laws and my cousin were victims of the flood but glad that they were able to flee and escaped the terrible plight.

My father-in-law sought for medical treatment the next day and was thankful that he had healthcare insurance. At least, he did not spend a single centavo when he received anti-tetanus vaccine. If you do not have a health insurance yet, I recommend that you should get one for yourself. You can search for best health insurance quotes online and check for lower health premiums. Remember that this is for your own good so better act now!

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Message to People Not Affected with Typhoon Washi

It's 2 days before Christmas but I am not so looking forward to celebrate. But hubby said that we should celebrate as a way of thanking God for keeping us safe (especially my in-laws who were flood victims) and free from harm after typhoon Washi/Sendong hit our city so badly.

When I happen to watch the news on TV, it made me sick to my stomach as the death toll rises everyday. But what's sickening to see is that billions of money were donated but I don't think it reached to the victims. Yes, there were relief goods but it's not enough to sustain their daily needs. Some gave the victims sacks of rice and where will they cook that? Remember, they brought nothing with them but themselves. Many people at the evacuation centers sleep on the floor, they don't even have blankets. And there are babies who are in need of diapers and I wish they are now being supplied. To get straight to the point, a lot of people received goods from private individuals and not from those donations mentioned on TV. Private groups raised money and gave it directly to the families affected, my in-laws included. So, where are those funds that the government agencies and other sectors promised? I hope it's still there...

Other people assumed that the flood victims were those living near the river. They assumed that all of them were poor. But if they will really come here and look up close and personal, even the middle-class and rich families were also affected. They don't live near the river bank and they lived in a titled lot but they were not spared. They flee like everyone else, climbed on the roof or trees, seek refuge in whatever they could grab... So, you see? No one is spared from flood. So, I'm begging you people, stop saying bad things if you have nothing nice to say! I could only pray that it won't happen to you.

Part to blame was the illegal logging and the system of the government. I've seen trucks carrying so many logs and yet they were not apprehended. Everything works under the table but unfortunately, many died because of their bad acts. So, I appeal to everyone, to help us campaign for a total log ban not only in our area but everywhere else. Because when mother nature strikes, many innocent people die.

And most importantly, it's best that we pray not only in times of trouble but everyday. We should pray thanking for the gift of life that's given unto us. Before I go to sleep, no matter how tired I am, I pray. I think it's very important. And I'm teaching my kids, no matter how small they still are, to pray always for guidance especially when we go to sleep for we many never know what happens next.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hospital Confinement

Last weekend, the mean typhoon Sendong (Washi) hit our city and left many people homeless. Many lives were lost and those who survived got wounded just like my cousin. She and family were able to escape at their house and seek refuge at their neighbor’s rooftop. After the rain had stopped and the flood subsided, she went to the hospital to seek for medical treatment as she got many wounds on her legs and she could barely walk.

My cousin, who is a nurse by profession, was immediately sent to the emergency operating room to have her wounds treated and was attended properly by the scrub nurse. Right now, she is still confined at the hospital. Despite her ordeal, she was glad that she and her family survived. Although grateful that a lot of my relatives and friends were spared from harm, it also saddens me that a lot of people lost their homes and others died from drowning.

We Are Still Mourning

I can't still think what to share in my blog. The aftermath of Typhoon Sendong was devastating. People in our city is still in shock. My in-laws, who were victims of typhoon, were quite traumatized with their experience. I often see my mother-in-law crying. All her belongings at home were damaged. If you haven't read the horrible experience they went thru, you can click HERE.

But as always, I'm thankful to God as all of them at home were spared from harm. They stumbled, fell and got wounded but they were able to stand up and flee from Sendong's wrath. I could never imagine what my relatives, friends and acquaintances went thru that night.

I appreciate if you could offer a silent prayer for the victims of the typhoon. If you can send them help, please do so. Right now, our City is still in mourning. I know we shall rise but I pray that this tragic event will never ever happen again.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Flowers For Her

If you are confuse what to give to your special someone this Christmas, perhaps you would like to give her flowers. I am sure she will like your thoughtfulness. And if you have a hard time going to the shop, you need not worry as there is flowers online free delivery that you can place your order.

You can find lots of Flower shops by browsing at the net. You can relay to them the specific flowers that you want to include in your order and they will gladly provide it to you. You can check the site for further information. You can also browse in there the different kinds of flowers that they can offer.

The Wrath of Typhoon Sendong

I'm quite agitated right now thinking of what my family, relatives and friends went thru yesterday night. There was a typhoon and it got stronger at the wee hour in the morning. We don't have electricity, no water at that time so you could really tell it was pitch black outside our house, most especially to the areas affected. My in-laws were running for their lives. They fell, got wounded but they need to move forward very fast for the current of the water was so strong. My husband's cousin's 3 year old daughter almost drowned. But cousin was able to pull the tip of her daughter's shirt and escaped. My mother in law and brother in law were the first to arrive in our house around 1:30-2am. They live near us but their area was near the river bank. They both have fresh wounds on their legs. My husband later took his cousin and daughter but her cousin's son was nowhere to be found and so was my father in-law (FIL). Hubby kept checking if somebody saw them but no one could tell him. Until some rescue team arrived and help some families stranded on the roof of their houses. Hubby told them to help him find FIL and his 11 year old nephew. A few minutes later, the rescuer, who used raft to save people, arrived with the nephew but without my FIL. Although already informed that FIL was seen and found alive, hubby was not yet relieved until he sees and hold his dad. He again asked and pleaded to the rescuers to get his dad coz he was already 66 years old, quite old and he had been trapped for more than an hour.

Finally, FIL was rescued to everyone's relief. At least our family's complete. I called my mom and brothers to check on them and glad that they were safe at home.

My FIL found refuge at the electrical wire post. Good thing there was no current for that was a live wire.. The downside, people can't see a thing. FIL said that never in his life did he imagine to climb on a post but that time, he had to. He needed to save the life of our nephew and himself so he pushed the kid while he tried to climb. He then tried to reach for the wires and pull the kid to his side. Together, they both tried to sit on some parts of the wire and held on so tightly on the other wires. FIL never thought that they would be rescued. His only hope was for the flood to stop, the water to subside so that they could both go down. He was also praying that his families were spared. He never even thought that he could still celebrate Christmas. Other neighbors of his also did the same on the wire. It was very cold already and when nephew was rescued, it was only then that he felt tired. And when it was his turned to be rescued, he asked someone already to help him push forward as he was so very tired. But he was safe and that's all that matters.

His neighbor, who was a friend of mine, did not make it. She and her mom and dad were trapped inside their house. Somebody saw them tried to escape but I think because of the strong current, they were not able to open their house anymore. I was more sad to learn that it could have been her birthday today. She was a very sweet girl and very mestiza, too (she was of Spanish decent).

In another area, my first cousin and her sons tried to swim going to their neighbor's house. It was just about 3 doors away from their house yet the strong current hinder them from going to their neighbor's very fast. In fact, they were already trapped inside their house as they cannot open their door. They broke their window and destroyed it just to escape. When they reached their neighbor's house, they climbed on top, on the roof actually as not to be caught by flood. Thankfully, they were saved but my cousin could hardly walk. When the flood's over, she went to the hospital to get treatment but she was put on a wheelchair.

The scene in our place was devastating. It was horrible..monstrous. The flood came like a thief in the night. Rich and poor families experienced the same ordeal. It was sad. Our electricity came back yesterday afternoon but there's no water yet until this time. We tried to buy for water or get water from a water pump and another cousin offered also water to us. However, her place is quite far but still, hubby went there to get it for we badly needed it.

Thank God my family are safe. We welcome our FIL/MIL and relatives to our place. They are here with us now while their house needs to be cleaned. Some of their pets died but what is important is that they are all alive. In times like this, we only hold on to prayers. We will never know when our time is up. Many lives were lost but glad for those whose lives were spared...

I'm getting emotional now so I guess I'll end this post here.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Convenience Cart

Things are easier to do at the hospital if given proper equipment. It can hasten the work thus avoid delays. My aunt, who is a nurse, said to me that they use medical computer cart at their hospital and so far, it had helped them a lot with their performance. They find it very convenient to use and easy to maneuver. Glad that everyone's trying to adapt changes these days. All of us will benefit anyway.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Busy Week

I'm counting the days when I will have to rest. Tomorrow, I will accompany Chloe to her dress rehearsal for ballet. I thought it's going to be in the morning but just got informed now that she will have to go at 1pm. At 4 p.m. tomorrow, she should be at school. Their Christmas program will start at 5 p.m. My mom promised me to take care of Zoe and I hope they will both be alright. I'm sure we'll go home quite late in the evening.

On Sunday, almost all members of the family plan to watch Chloe's ballet presentation. This time, I have to bring the baby with me and I hope she will not be cranky inside the hall. The Nutcracker Ballet will start at 2:30 pm and I hope they will be on time so that we can go home early :-)

On Monday morning, Chloe will have her Christmas party at school so I have to accompany her again. I'll be helping her to bring gifts not only for her classmate but for her teachers and friends as well. She is to bring food to share with her classmates also. I think most of them were told to bring.

After I'm done taking care of Chloe, I'll have to make a schedule in going to the mall to buy gifts for the family, most especially for the kids. I have several godchildren and probably some of them expect a gift from me, hehehe. I want them to be happy also so I've to list them all so that I will not forget anyone =)

Christmas is really busy, huh? And malls are getting richer, hehe. Well, nobody actually obliged gift-giving but sometimes, it's fun to do it especially on Christmas day ;-)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pursue Your Dreams

I am a stay at home mom and sometimes, it made me think to enroll Computers and Technology online. Since I use the computer a lot, and tried to make a living as well, I thought about Accredited online colleges and how it will help me pursue my dreams. I'm sure they have a lot to offer and I'm actually quite excited about it. If you are interested in getting a degree online, try to check for schools online that offer the course you intend to take.

Not Done Yet

It's still early morning on my side and here I am now blogging :-). I was quite busy with my eldest daughter, Chloe, lately. She had her 3rd quarter exams and I need to review with her to make sure she studied the correct pointers and to check if she understood it. To my surprised, she was able to inculcate her in mind her lessons very well. She even memorized some lines of the books. I told her make sure she understands and I tried to let her explain in her own words. Still, she knew it well and even asked me questions and further explanations that I cannot anymore answer =)

Her exams ended Wednesday but turned out that I would still busy for her upcoming activities. She had practices for her school program and a ballet practice for their presentation this coming Sunday. I drove her to and fro school..And they have Christmas parties! So yesterday, I went to the mall to buy gifts for her to give... and I was not even done yet!

I'm planning to go out this afternoon that's why at this early, I'm making some posts in my blog. How about your end? Perhaps you are also busy helping your kids with their Christmas activities? ;-)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Skin Care For Hyperpigmentation

Taking good care of our skin is very essential. It is our first line of defense and if we don't take care of it, we get sick easily. It is also the very first thing that other people noticed. We cannot hide it unless you put a heavy makeup. In my case, I have a very sensitive skin so I shun away from products that could add damage to my skin. I used to buy vanity set before without looking its contents but now, I tried to look at it if to make sure I'm not using any harmful products. I really bother looking and reading at it now and I wish I did this earlier.

There are lots of beauty products that could cause hyperpigmentation. Some would say it's inherited but others say it otherwise. They said it's acquired especially when you are using a not so reliable product. Sometimes, it's also caused by stress. I remembered getting acne before when I had a rigid review for my board exam. I went to see my dermatologist and asked for prescription medicine just to take that acne from my face. It faded after I took and passed the exam. Now, what I am worrying about is getting age spots or dark spots. I'm not yet getting old but it's best to prevent getting those spots while still young. I'm actually browsing online and read the physician's guide about some reliable cream that will help in slowing the effects of aging. It turns out that there are some sites online that offers alternative products to harmful invasive procedures. You can visit the site at and get some tips in taking good care of your skin. Aside from anti aging cream, they also offer lotion, mineral makeup, cleanser and lip treatment. If you want to know more about it, check them out now. You can even avail discounts should you wish to purchase some of their products now.

Zoe Made My Day

Chloe had her ballet rehearsal yesterday at 1 pm and it took them several hours to finish. They were preparing for their upcoming Nutcracker presentation for next Sunday. Their rehearsal ended at 6:30 pm where hubby was calling me to hurry up as he wanted to pay his bills at the store that would close at 7pm. I told him to prepare including the baby (they were left home). He said he would only go to a nearby store and be out for a very short while, so I said that we would go with him even just for a joy-ride.

Chloe changed her clothes inside the car while I picked daddy & baby. Zoe changed to her 'walking clothes' but hubby did not prepare her bag as he said we would be out for a short while. Usually, we always brought Zoe's stroller, bag with clothes, diaper, milk & bottle, wipes and rubber sheet. But yesterday, we did not bring any. She didn't even wear her shoes!

Along the way, hubby realized that he would not be able to reach the store on time. The mere fact that we have to pass by a heavily traffic road for there was a night Café at the heart of the city. Then, he suddenly thought of going to the mall so he changed direction. Chloe was excited as she wanted to go to that mall and see some toys (halleer!). So, off we went. But hubby said that we would just wait for him inside the car while he pay. Chloe protested, and so did I. Besides, there were plenty of cars at the parking lot and I don't feel safe. I decided to buy Zoe a new pair of shoes at the mall.

As hubby went to pay, the kids and I went to shoes section when I suddenly smelled a foul odor. I asked Chloe if she was the one who did it but she denied. Uh-oh, I said to myself. Not now, not this time!!

So, I peep on Zoe's behind and found 'something'. What a what! She just made my day! She didn't do this at the mall but why now?! I didn't bring her bag! Nothing at all! Good thing we were at the department store where they also have a Comfort Room. But prior to that, I hurriedly went to the infant section with the kids. I told Chloe to help me get some items like diaper, wipes and rubber sheet. Good thing she's quite old enough to understand. I gave her money to pay at the counter as I don't want others to smell Zoe's you-know-what! Chloe then told me that I should also buy Zoe a new stroller ~ again, hello! (slaps forehead)

When hubby found us, I told him about our current situation. He was amused. I let him carry my bag and asked Chloe to go with me inside the comfort room where I will clean Zoe's bah-hind! Good thing there was a nappy changer inside the mall and their CR was not dirty. I got relieved after I cleaned her up. She really made my day!

While there, we decided to buy her a not so expensive shoes but the one I bought was quite nice to see. After I paid, I let her wore it and made her walk as she was quite heavy to carry. But she didn't make another move after doing some two steps. I've realized I bought shoes that squeaked. So, I carried her and stopped near the toy section. It was only that time that she tried to walk when she saw Mickey Mouse stuff toy, not minding her squeaking shoes anymore. Hmm, I'm planning to buy that toy next week as her Christmas gift.

We didn't stay long in there so hubby just bought food from KFC. While waiting, Chloe ate french fries from potato corner while Zoe was busy looking some toys and other items at the mall. We stayed there for less than an hour then went home. So much had happened for so little time, eh?

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

They Need You!

Gone are the days when people would go looking for a job by searching the classified ads section of newspapers. Nowadays, it is just as easy to find them with just a few clicks on your computer. So if you are looking for work in other countries, you can easily search for it online and you'll be surprised to see that a lot of companies are in need of your skills and are willing to hire you.

If you happen to be a miner and are interested in working abroad, you could try typing job search Australia on your search engine. This will eventually lead you to the site of Rock People, a mining recruitment agency that helps in providing work for miners in Australia. With their experience and expertise in technical and executive recruitment, they are considered as one of the most sought-after agencies around the globe.

If you want to know more about them and what they can offer for you, try visiting their site at With your credentials and skills, perhaps you might just be the right person that they are looking for. So, check it out now.

Skokie, Illinois

This was taken at my uncle's backyard at Skokie, Illinois. I love their place! So cool, calm with lots of flowers. His wife, my aunt, loves gardening and she was really good in taking good care of her plants, most especially her flowers. I guess this picture was taken during summer coz she took out all her plants to get some lights from the sun. During winter, she placed them inside her house :-)

My aunt asked me a few months ago when I'll be visiting them again. I hope to see them, too, but I still have to think about it for it's so hard to leave my kids, especially Zoe, who is only a year old. She has no yaya and I'm the only one taking care of her. But who knows, I might be able to go there next year ;-)

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Blog Verification

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

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It's a rainy Sunday afternoon and I've been craving to eat this:


I took a picture of this Lomi at Sunburst a few years ago and now, I'm yearning to eat it. Unfortunately, Sunburst already closed so all I have to now is imagine eating this Lomi and their yummy chicken...

Any food picture to share? Join Perfectly Blended's Yummy Sunday meme and show us what you've got ;-)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Job Hunting

Baggage porters are of big help especially when you are traveling alone. If you have lots of things to bring, they are there to assist you. If someone out there wanted to apply for this job, I am referring you to one site that offers Baggage Porter Jobs. In there, you can select which preferred state you want to apply or stationed. So, good luck on your job hunting!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Under the Mistletoe

Pictures below were taken the other week at SM CDO. Chloe wanted to have her pictures taken and I've decided to join. I took many different poses of Chloe but thought of posting only these pictures below.

L: Ate Chloe with baby Zoe; R: Me and my precious gems

Me, Chloe and Zoe under the mistletoe

Merry Christmas everyone! Mwah!

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