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Happy New Year!



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A Blessed and Happy New Year to all!!!

Great Gift ...



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It's that time of year again when people are more friendlier and thoughtful (and hopefully, also happier) than the usual. You just can't help it since there seems to be something in the air ... maybe it's the crispness, or the cool weather all around. Here in my country we normally don't have snow, but still it gets to be quite cold, specially when you go up the mountains. How I just love the cool weather!

Admittedly, this is also the time of gift giving, and I have always liked the idea of giving out personalized holiday gifts. Specially practical ones, like thumb or flash drives. I particularly find them useful and totally convenient specially if I don't have my computer with me and I needed to download some files. You just plug them into a computer's usb port and download the file(s). So easy and hassle-free! You can download anything, even pictures or music files. So cool, huh?!

In this day and age most of the people I know uses the computer (and most probably are also familiar with storage devices like the flash or thumb drives), so the 20% off given by Pexagon for their personalized gifts is a real steal!
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almost ...



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Almost New Year's Eve (in my place, anyway) ... and am sure most are excitedly waiting for "the moment". Can't blame them since this event only comes once a year. lol. Am happy about it, though I don't care much for the noise. People still buy noisy (and dangerous) firecrackers around here, and I'm not into that stuff. Boring me, huh?!

LOL. :D

Weekly Questions (#32 and #33)



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WQ #33: How was your Christmas?
This time it's different for us, since we have a new baby in the family. We couldn't be as mobile as we want (the baby's still small to go malling, lol. in our opinion, anyway. hehe), so we went to my MIL's place in the province to celebrate Christmas. Our older son, who first wanted to spend his Christmas vacation at my parent's place (also in the province), decided finally to join us since he said that he didn't want to miss his younger brother's first Christmas (sweet, i know ... lol). We all had a wonderful time, just being together. :)

WQ #32: What are the Christmas traditions you and your family practice?
We usually get together and have a feast. lol. Nobody gets to look online for car insurance quotes since everybody's busy eating. Of course, sometimes there are quiet times but that rarely happens. Everyone's so busy talking and eating that there wouldn't be enough room to just sit and be quiet.
In hubby's family (we were there on Christmas Day) we ate noche buena together and then the cousins go visit and greet the lolos and lolas (and maybe get something in return, like the "red envelope" or a new shirt, or food specially prepared for them) and do lots of eating and chatting. There were certainly lots of visitors at my MIL's place that day. Tiring (and noisy! lol) but a fun-filled day for us all.

Happy Holidays!



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Just being practical ... ;P



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Are you interested in exotic stuffs like Moroccan furniture? I am, and so are a couple or so of friends in the province. They liked dressing up their houses, that they just had to subscribe to some of the magazines available pertaining to house decorating. I think that's really cool, though I didn't subscribe to the magazines. They let me borrow theirs, and yes, you may say that I am a cheapskate (lol), but I am being practical, too. I do so prefer surfing online for any Moroccan furniture or similar products. That way I don't need to have my house cluttered with unnecessary papers which could become a fire hazard later on .... :P

Plan



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Sometimes I'm not even sure if we need a tv stand. That's because most of the high-end television sets nowadays can be mounted directly on the wall because they are thinner than the "usual" television sets. We don't own the high-tech television set ourselves, but it is part of our plan to buy one someday. Not really a priority these days, but somewhere along the line it's there. :)

And so this is Christmas



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It's Christmas Day! :D

Yeah, and here I am in front of the computer, blogging and tweaking my pictures. I find it really relaxing dabbling with my shots and seeing how far i could get with "mutilating" them. lol

Just dropping by ...

Personal opinion ...



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This is that time of year when lighting fixtures are pretty important. I mean, it would be a pretty drab christmas without the lights! But that's just my opinion, of course, since the true spirit of christmas does not really depend on how lavish your preparations are; it's more of how sincere your feelings are when it comes to the occasion. Again, just my personal opinion. lol. :D

Getting low ..



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Now that the holidays are here, I am so sure that there lots of us out there who are concerned with our credit limits. I mean, sometimes we do tend to overspend (well, I do! lol) specially if we want to get that something special for our loved ones, and it's pretty expensive. Using our credit cards is so easy, but paying could be quite difficult, specially if you find out that your cash is getting low.

It's always a good idea to be aware how much we are spending, and to make sure that we can pay the amount before the due date. :)

Weekend Snapshot:: Cinnabon



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Last weekend my sister happened to pass by Cinnabon and decided to buy a box of these. Ate one right away (that's why it's missing one piece). lol.

Sinfully delicious! :D

Until now ...



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When I was in college I used to watch stage plays (I just loved the presentations back then!) and would sometimes wonder how they achieved all those lighting effects. Not like the home theater lighting which I saw in one my friend's home, but something more dramatic. Of course I never did get to go backstage and look at the stuffs since I wasn't supposed to go there. Still, it didn't stop me from thinking. Until now. ;P

Wordless Wednesday



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Weekly Question #31



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WQ #31: Are you happy?
There are times that i'm not happy, and there are days that i am happy. But generally these days i'm happy. Short and simple, but true. :D

Weekend Snapshot: Sunrise, again ...



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Just couldn't resist taking another sunrise shot through our window. :)
No crumpled effects this time ... lol.

Rest ...



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I honestly have no idea what those performance parts can do to a car ... but am sure hubby knows. He loves tinkering with the car when he has the time, but lately there doesn't seem to be time for that anymore. Having a young one at home can be a handful sometimes, and that's why we'd rather rest than do something else. :D

Staying slim ...



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I know that after this holiday there will be lots of individuals who will be needing fat burners! Can you just imagine all the temptations ... the food found in all of the parties! Or just the holiday goodies! As for me, I don't think I'll be buying one anytime soon, but still, I hope that I won't gain too much this holiday season! :D

Wordless Wednesday: Temptation ...



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The Spirit of BEAR-iuca! *



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The Spirit of BEAR-iuca

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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a powerful Genie Princess named Mariuca who was known throughout the land as the friendliest, most popular blogger in the blogosphere kingdom. Adored and admired by international visitors and commentators from around the world, the Genie Princess travels the blogosphere on her magical flying carpet, always looking for ways to share her good fortune with others.

Over the past two years of blogging, Mariuca has met so many new people, from all walks of life and all over the world, each one bringing a little of their culture and lifestyle when they visit and comment on Mariuca’s two sites. So on her 2nd Blog Anniversary, Mariuca wanted to celebrate with all of her international blogosphere buddies by hosting a bear-naming contests at Wishing On A Falling Star and Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery and to pass her two lucky, cuddly teddy bears along to the winners who came up with the best names.

On the opposite side of the world, from the moment Roxy (the prolific Roxiticus Desperate Housewives blogger) and her sweet daughters London and Maddie saw the teddy in his personalized t-shirt and blue muffler at Wishing On A Falling Star, they knew that he needed to come to live with their family in Mendham, NJ. The three New Jersey girls named him immediately and burst into a wonderful song for BEAR-iuca:

BEAR-iuca, BEAR-iuca, amazing teddy cheer.
BEAR-iuca, BEAR-iuca, we’d love you to come live here!

Mariuca received 16 possible names for the Mariuca Teddy Bear, making it hard for the Genie Princess to choose just one…then Alakazam! A bolt of lightning delivered the perfect way to share BEAR-iuca’s good fortune to bloggers around the globe. While the soft, stuffed, cuddly BEAR-iuca is on his way to live with Roxy, London, Maddie and Rex in the Roxiticus Valley, the Spirit of BEAR-iuca is racing through the blogosphere to bring happiness, holiday cheer, and beary best wishes to everyone who welcomes him into their online home and passes along the BEAR-iuca good luck charm to ten friends.

Please play along with us by following a few important rules:

1. Add your site(s) to the list once you have received the Spirit of BEAR-iuca badge of teddy bear cheer.
2. Pass along the Spirit of BEAR-iuca and his cheery badge to as many people as you like.
3. Leave a comment HERE once you’ve passed on the Spirit of BEAR-iuca.
4. Once Roxy and the Genie Princess have visited your site to make sure your links are complete and proper, you will then be added to the Master List.
4. To ensure everyone receives equal link benefit, please UPDATE your list regularly!

BEAR-iuca LOVES

1. Mariuca 2. Roxiticus Desperate Housewives 3. Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery 4. Roxy’s Best Of... 5. Bay Head Blog 6. Roxiticus Best Blogs 7. Emila's Illustrated Blog 8. Metz - Empty Streets 9. The Spirit of Blogging 10. Speedcat Hollydale Page 11. Snapshot
12. purplefrogcat 13. Turn-u-Off 14. Simple Life 15. A Little Girl Talk 16. Life in the Lapadula House 17. Spicybugz World 18. The Mom With Brownies 19. Our High School Homeschool 20. Our Five Dangerous Boys 21. The Big Dog 22. LadyJava's Lounge 23. Moments of My Life 24. Life is too short to be ordinary 25. A Great Pleasure 26. Time Goes By 27. Life According To Me 28. Laketrees 29. This is a miracle 30. Porcelain Doll 31. Moms...CheckNyo 32. Wonderful Things In Life 33. Sweet Nothings 34. Hot Shit Form Here 35. Not Just a Mom Site 36. The Life of a Mom 37. Wiehanne Lounge 38. The Painted Veil 39. My Crossroads 40. Little Mermaid 41. LOVE's Haven 42. Also Mommy 43. The Journey 44. Comedy Plus 45. Making sense...(somehow) 46. The Modern Mom 47. Stay At Home Mom 48. Picture Clusters 49. Maiylah's Snippets 50.YOU Next!


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Am tagging whoever wants to ride along! :)

Weekend Snapshot: Yellow Moth



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Saw this big yellow moth on our wall inside our bedroom ... just had to take a shot. We just let it be until it flew out the window the next day. :)

Weekly Questions: (#29 & #30)



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WQ #30: What frugal or practical Christmas tips (does your family practice) that you can share to cut down on Christmas-related expenses but not necessarily sacrificing on quality?
One thing would be to give gifts that we made ... like baked goodies. But lately we haven't been doing that since everyone's usually busy during the holidays. So, sometimes we just order the goods instead. Still cheaper compared to buying "branded" ones. :)

WQ #29: What special Christmas memories do you still cherish as the years pass by?
There are lots, but the ones that I remember was the excitement I felt everytime I put my hand inside the socks where some of my Christmas presents will be placed. I never know what to expect ... one time I found some gift-wrapped rocks inside! LOL. Courtesy of my fun loving brother, of course. I wish my son could experience the same thing ... but the hanging of socks is no longer being practiced at home ... primarily because the gifts won't fit there anymore. Except for some candies .. and other knick knacks. But who knows ... maybe this year they'd be at it again! :D

Donuts



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Am actually craving for some of these ... :D

Let's see ...



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I have been thinking what to get for my nephew this Christmas and somehow sports gifts seems like a good idea. I do know that he loves playing basketball, but he already has loads of balls. Maybe he'll appreciate a new skateboard, but am not really sure. Or how about a new pair of sneakers?

We'll see. Let’s hope he’ll like them when he sees what we’ve chosen. :)

Stay that way ...



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With hubby away, sometimes i feel like things are a handful for me. That's why we really do need a helper around the house. The first one was fine, at first. After a few months, though, she showed her true colors. Am not really sure if she was sick, but she kept saying that she has difficulty in breathing everytime she goes up the flight of stairs, or after she cleans the bigger room.

Quite annoying, really. We had to fire her and get another one. Hopefully the new one won't be the same. She's ok, so far; and I hope it stays that way! ;P

Rambling ...



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My father loves the outdoors and so I was thinking the other day if he got that 5.11 Tactical Knife which I showed him some time ago. I know he'll find it useful, specially when he goes out to visit the farm. He is kind of old-fashioned when it comes to doing stuffs there, so am sure he'll find lots of use for that knife.

Speaking of old fashioned, I remember those past Christmas seasons when things were pretty simple and us kids were really just content with what we'll find in our socks. Sure,we voiced out our wants, but never really thought we'd get them. Some of them were quite impossible, anyway; like a talking doll (finding one in the province was next to impossible! lol) for myself. What we got were mostly stuffs like chocolates and apples (a rare treat during those days), new clothes, and some cash. Our breakfast would be something special and we would eat together. Then attend Holy Mass at the local church together, too. Really nice. But since I was just a kid then I never really thought about it much. All I could think about then was the food and the presents. lol. Oh yeah, I was excited about meeting and greeting my neighbor playmates, too. We would show each other what we got and sometimes share them. Not all the time, though. You can't share your cash of course! :D

These days Christmas here is usually spent at my mother-in-law's place. There are lots of food prepared and the best part (for me) are the kids excitedly opening their gifts. Too bad my son won't be joining us this Christmas since he has decided to go visit my parents instead; where his cousins are also going (they, more or less, are of the same age bracket). He'll be travelling with my sister and niece. So that leaves with just hubby, myself, and our three-month old son spending Christmas at our MIL's place.

What about you? Going somewhere this Christmas Season? :)

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song



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Thought i'd post something christmassy today ... :)
enjoy!

Courage



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Food ... that's something that's really interesting. For me, anyway. lol. Our new helper used to cook "kakanins" and so yesterday i asked her to cook some "biko" for us. I tried cooking that before, but it turned out to be such a disaster i vowed never to cook it myself again! lol.

I hope to find the courage again ... :P

Risks ...



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I just finished paying for a life insurance that I got some years back, and I know it wouldn't hurt if I search for competitive term life insurance rates online. Sometimes people don't like taking out insurance for themselves, but for me it's a great way to "save". Though of course things might go wrong with the company in the future; but that's part of investing, the risk involved.

But anyway, let's just wait and see ...

Stuffs ...



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I am not really fond of sexy lingerie myself, and that's why when some well-meaning friends sent me a couple it did nothing but stay in the cabinet for months! I am the pajama type of girl so when a friend mentioned that she adores sexy lingeries I immediately sent her the stuffs. Wouldn't want them to go to waste; and am glad somebody actually appreciates them! :)

Weekend Snapshot: Sunrise



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Sunrise ... before it rained ... :)

*played with my shot .. made it look crumpled. :D

Monochrome Friday: Insect



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An insect which landed on our wall ... this one's quite common around here. But not THAT common. lol. :D

Weekly Question #28



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WQ #28: What kinds of gifts do you give to your loved ones during Christmas? How do you choose what to give?

Like T. Julie, I ask them what they want and if I can afford it (sometimes they sort of ask for the impossible, like a new car. lol) then I go ahead and buy it for them. Yup, it does sound boring, but at least you know that your gift will be greatly appreciated. ;P

This Christmas my son's asking for a PSP-3000 (PlayStation Portable) and hubby and I will be getting him one. Last year he asked for a Wii and it was a wonderful blessing that my blogging money was sufficient enough to buy it for him. Good thing the PSP's cheaper (LOL) since my blogging money has declined because I haven't had the chance to go online as much as I want to. No time looking around for opportunities. That's life. :D

As for hubby and I? I don't know ... I haven't asked him yet. ;P

Join!



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Have you already started your holiday shopping? I haven't. I know, I should be starting already, but I just don't have the time; most probably it's going to be hubby who will do most of the holiday shopping these coming days. I don't think we'll be buying lots of stuffs, anyway, like last year. Yup, because of the financial crunch (lol) but also because most of our friends have moved; changed jobs, and migrated to another country, mostly. I miss them, but there's not much I can do about it. The memories they left behind are just so precious. :)

Do you know that there's a contest going on regarding your shopping experience? You don't believe me? Then do check out this YouTube post:



Interested? Then what are you waiting for? Go ahead and join!:)

Bingeing ...



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I know that after the holidays I will be needing a treadmill, or something similar! lol. Yup, I just know that I will be eating lots this Christmas since we plan to visit my MIL for the holidays. They usually have loads of food prepared, specially during special occasions, and so expect me to be bingeing! Well, honestly, I know I shouldn't and I will try my hardest not to.

I wouldn't bet on that, though. :D

Currently ...



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Hubby and I have been thinking of a business that would sustain us, and at the same time does not require that he travel so much. I guess it would be something similar to a home business. I do know though, that he enjoys traveling (like what he does with his current job), so getting another job is out of the question for now. :)

You and Me Against the World ...



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i haven't been online much ... due to the fact that the wifi connection here isn't that great. sometimes it's here, and sometimes it's not. oh well. at least sometimes i get to watch youtube videos like the one below. :D

Magnetic Charm ...



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I heard that magnetic bracelets are supposed to be good for one's health. Am not so sure about that, though I did buy one pair while we were in the mall. It got me curious, I guess. But, am not sure if it does have any health benefits for me since I haven't gotten the habit of wearing it. My sister does, though (she also got one for herself), and she says it helps. :)

Better be safe ...



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When my aunt went traveling she wanted to contact a certain Chicago accident attorney since she wanted to be sure she was covered if ever something wrong would happen while she was on the road. She is the type of person who wants to be sure about things before proceeding and I think it turned out well for her. It's a good thing that nothing bad happened, but like what she said, "better be safe than sorry!" :)

On the roof ... not me!



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Found this cat enjoying the warm morning sun ... :)

Truck Driver Friend



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I once encountered a guy online who was passionate about photography (we "met" at a photo site) but he felt like he wanted to do something different, so he got a job as a truck driver. The type of trucks that are really huge, you know? Kind of like the ones which my son calls as the "monster trucks"! Am not so sure if he attended a CDL training, but I do know that he is living his dream right now. He still posts some pictures, and they are just awesome ... specially the sceneries.

I wonder how he's doing right now. It has been ages since I have logged in to my account at that photo site.

Before ...



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I used to wonder how to lose weight, so diet pills like Orovo came to mind. However, these couple or so of months I know I have been losing weight. Not because of any pills, but because I have taken to eating less than what I normally ate before. lol. Nope, didn't plan this; it just happened. Honestly, I don't mind, as long as my body is still healthy. And I hope it stays that way! :)

Monochrome Friday: Transportation



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That's part of a fastcraft ... we were waiting for our ride when I saw this and I just had to take a picture. lol. Shot taken while we were in Cebu City (Philippines). :)

Weekly Questions (#27)



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WQ #27: What are the special things that you look forward to every Sunday?

I love weekends ( i love Saturdays more than Sundays since it just means that i can still sleep late the next day! lol) since it's that time of the week where we can all relax. It means quality family time, too. Though sometimes hubby goes to work on Saturdays, on Sundays he's usually around (except when he's on one of his out-of-town trips).

Sometimes Sunday is the time when we go to the mall, too. Our favorite hang-out is the Cyberzone, where we look around for our favorite gadgets or shop for something like video cards. :)

Food ...



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... am so hungry for a portion of this right now!!!

that's food brought by hubby when they ate at Chili's a while back ... tasted ok. though honestly not that spectacular. lol. still, it's good food. :)

Would love to cook something like this ... i occasionally cook spaghetti (my fave is spaghetti in puttanesca sauce) but haven't tried this type of noodles yet.

One of these days ... ;P

On Saving ...



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I have been wearing eyeglasses since I was eleven years old, and believe me, I have been through quite a few pairs already. My parents helped me choose the frames in the beginning, but after a couple or so of years I had to rely on my own. Of course I am interested in what my eyeglasses would look like, but not really that much. I was really more concerned with how much each frame (the whole eyeglasses, actually) costs. My family and I are not poor, but it always helps to know that you have helped save some money.

Just like in the article written by Gregory Karp (article is here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/yourmoney/chi-ym-spending-0722jul22,0,2050256.story), the price range for eyeglasses these days are astonishing. It's a good thing that there are sites like ZenniOptical.com where you can find affordable eyepieces! I haven't tried them yet, but am sure that one of these days I will! I have read some great reviews about them, and have even visited their site. I like the different types of frames that they are offering, which are affordable.

What about you? Want to be practical and save money (like a lot of people out there, am sure!)? Then do try ZenniOptical.com and check them out yourself! :)

Monochrome Friday: Windows or Doors



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Believe it or not, that opening there on the left (with grills) is actually a window. Just not finished yet ... am wondering if it will ever be finished.
It has been like that for months now ...

Offline ...



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... most of the time.

Yup, am not connected to the internet most of the time these days since my computer's quite far from the wifi source in the house and so getting a signal here in the room has always been like "come and go". It gets to be tiring at times .. but what can I do, huh?! Am lucky i have connection right now! ;P

I do get to have the time to dabble with some of my pictures, though ... :)

Being prepared ...



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These days we really should be taking better care of our health ... not just because it's quite expensive to get medical care, but also because it's so inconvenient! lol. Of course, it's a good idea to try and look around for reliable and affordable health insurance quotes, too. Even if you're not sick right now (and lets hope it stays that way!), it's always a good idea to be prepared ... :)

Weekly Question (# 23-26)



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WQ #26: How do you pursue peace in your life?

Admittedly, that's kind of a tough question for me. I try to pursue peace in my life and it is a constant struggle. lol. What I do is just not to be affected so much by the daily challenges (yeah, even small things sometimes gets to me ... sigh) and if ever I encounter situations wherein I can't do much (or anything) about it, then I try to accept it as it is. Then think no more if it, if possible. I try, too, to be content with what I have (except for my cameras and it's lenses, LOL) and instead strive to be more understanding and patient. :)

WQ #25: Who is the most annoying person that you (have been unfortunate to) have met in person?

Oh my ... when I was younger I had this supposedly "unending hatred" to another person because she was sooo bossy! Wherever I'd go she'd be there, telling me to do this and to do that. But as I got older (which, unfortunately, wasn't soon enough in my opinion), I realized that she was only guiding me; helping me become a much better person. :)
Sure, I still meet some annoying persons every now and then, but I try to pass them off as people who, like me, also needs guidance.

WQ #24: Who among your dearly departed hold(s) a special place in your heart?

I honestly don't know ...
My family and I lived far from our cousins so we grew up not really being that close to them. Sure, we had our usual summer visits but seeing each other rarely didn't give us any chance to be really close. My best friends are still around, too, and I am fortunate enough to be still having my parents with us (they are both almost 80yrs old now ...) and I hope it stays that way for a long long time! :)
... unless you can consider the death of Steve Irwin .. it affected me much. Another good soul who left us .... good thing there are other similarly minded individuals around, like Jeff Corwin (he's cute! lol).

WQ #23: What comes to your mind and what do you feel about the lyrics of the song “Welcome To My Life” by Simple Plan?

Simply another person asking for help ... :)
Not necessarily the singer, of course. Or the writer. lol.

Monochrome Friday: Pets



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Paltik

My contribution to Monochrome Friday ...
That's my sister's family pet and his name's Paltik. He's not particularly fond of cameras, specially if it makes those clicking sounds. lol. Thank goodness for 12x optical zooms! :)

Just a thought ...



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Nowadays it's important that we get the best value for our money, so hubby and I would like to find the cheapest auto insurance we can find once we do decide on getting a new car. Yup, we haven't decided yet since there are currently more pressing matters that need our attention. Besides, we still have another car, though it is not new. lol.

The PINK Sisterhood Meme



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I’ve been tagged by Leah to do this meaningful tag. It’s a meme highlighting the threat of breast cancer and how important it is to practice early detection procedures like self breast examination.

* One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.
* Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.
* Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.
* Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.
* Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74.
* Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol.
* Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.
Facts taken from Women’s Health

And now here is the tag and the rules:

1. Put the logo in your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who shared it with you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Add your link to the list of participants below
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

PINK Sisterhood

1- Fara 2- Massy 3- N.O.Y 4- Mariuca 5- A Great Pleasure 6- LadyJava 7- Kim 8- Pink Thoughts 9- Turn-u-Off 10- Roxiticus Desperate Housewives 11- STAY AT HOME MOM 12- Fida Abbott 13- Also Mommy 14- Janice Ng 15- Juliana’s Site 16- The Painted Veil 17- Heart of Rachel 18- Mga Muni-muni 19-Picture Clusters 20- YOU

I would like to tag:
AniqueAnik and Moments of Colours

Maybe ...



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Decided to play with one of my old shots ... again. :)

Weekend Snapshot: Early post ...



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violet

Decided to post this early (it's only Sunday evening here. lol) since there is a chance that I might not be able to go online during the actual weekend snapshot day. Maybe. But there's always a chance that I might... LOL.

Anyway, that's a shot taken from one of my sister's plants; i believe that that's what you call "Violet". I have toned down the color (just a bit), though. I think it looks more interesting that way. For me, that is. ;P

Are you looking at me??!!



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Another kitty shot ... our neighbor's cats seems to be my fave subject these past few weeks. lol. I think they are adorable, and i just love they way they seem to take life "un-seriously". :D

Fashion? ;P



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When I was younger I have always wanted to have a pair of boots, like those UGG boots you see online. I think they are pretty cute and nifty. What's more, nobody in my class had one. Well, of course we don't normally wear boots at school since it wasn't allowed. But still, I think that it's really cool to own one. Now that I am older I would still love to get one for myself. It's just not that practical, though. But who says anything about being practical? It's simply about looking and feeling good! :)

I wish ...



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... that i could sleep right now, too! :D

Weekly Questions



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WQ #22:
Did the mother do the right thing, giving her daughter money in secrecy, to add to what has to be paid from that stolen fund?

Was the mother able to teach her daughter a lesson or not?

Do you think the daughter is a responsible person?

~ i don't think that the mother did the right thing ... helping her daughter in secret. i believe that it should be out in the open, specially in the family. the daughter sounds like a responsible person, but like everyone else, she made a mistake and she has to pay for it (literally!). :)

WQ #21:
Do you think NOW is really the time to patronize our locally made milk and milk products or would you still trust products manufactured in other countries?

~ i would still trust the milk from other countries ... but it is also a good thing to patronize locally produced milk and milk products. have you tried the ice cream being made over at DTRI in UP Los Ba┼łos? tastes really good, including their other products. though am not so sure if they still make them to this day ... :)

on going online...



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My sister has been wanting to get her own notebook computer, but she ended up with a desktop computer! The notebook computer that was available that time was not what she really wanted, so she opted to get the desktop instead, with all the works. Too bad she's too busy these days to get online, or dabble with her computer. Most of the time it's my niece who's online and dabbles with the computer! :)

No post ... again!



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I know I have been away for quite a few days, which isn't really the "usual" thing for me to do. Though lately that has been the norm when it comes to my posting. I wish it wasn't so, but that's just the way it is. Hopefully, after a couple or so of months I will be back to "blogging" again, and enjoying all the meme I used to make entries for. Hehe, am not holding my breath, though.

So, ECL and Jean, thank you for your patience with the tags that you sent my way. Will really do them, though it might take some time. ;P

Weekend Snapshot: Reese's peanut butter cups ... again!



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I must admit this weekend was spent eating more of this (reese's peanut butter cups) again ... lol. :D

*frame by Tracey Monette, Clever Monkey Graphics
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