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Friday's Feast (#150)

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Friday's Feast

How many pieces of jewelry do you wear most days?

Not much, really. Just one ~ my magnetic bracelet. :)

What is your favorite instrumental song?

Canon in D by Pachelbel ( to listen to the music, click here )

Who has a last name that you like?

Nobody. :D

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Name a popular movie you’ve never seen.

Did a bit of researching, and found out that Titanic seems to be the all-time hit as well as the highest grosser ... still, I don't plan to watch it. ;P

Fill in the blank: Nothing makes me ___________ like ____________.

Nothing makes me really go WOW! like a well-composed and meaningful picture. (This is a tough one!!!!)

To look what the others prepared for their feasts, click here.

Happy Weekend!


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hot, steamy sunset ....
yup, another sunset shot again! lol ...
took this shot at Mendez-Nuñez, Cavite,

Narconon Vista Bay at

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Nobody ever aspires to be a drug addict, or an alcoholic. Or to have one in the family. The addiction may have started innocently enough, like from experimentation; then if the experience was pleasing, to just being an occasional user. However, for some, that pleasant experience could be one way to deal with unwanted situations; kind of like a pain killer. Unknowing to the user, the more unwanted situations crop up, the more the craving for that pleasant experience escalates, too. Thus leading to addiction.

But just because a person got addicted to alcohol or drugs doesn't mean that all hope is lost. On the contrary. The next thing to do, if you really do care for that person, is to find a reputable drug rehab program. This is where Narconon Vista Bay and Narconon Northern California gets in. They have the most effective rehabilitation program today, with 76% of their graduates happily choosing to remain drug-free and be responsible members of the society. Their spacious 30-acre campus aims at giving their students (that's what narconon call their drug rehab clients) ample space to be comfortable and just be themselves.

Of course, there is always the risk of a relapse, but because of the narconon sauna program which helps detoxify the body, together with medically supervised exercise, and nutritional supplements, those drugs which have been deposited in fat tissues for years are slowly but surely being released from the body. This significantly releases the body from any feeling of cravings for the chemical since the stimulant is no longer there. Thus a much lower incidence of relapsing.

So, if a loved one, or a cherished friend is addicted and needs help, don't hesitate. Check out, the home of Narconon Vista Bay here in the internet.Iif you want, call 1-800-556-8885 right now, to speak directly to a counselor.

Remember there is always hope. :)

Thursday 13

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Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things I Finally Got to Do, while the computer was being repaired

1. Sleep early...

2. Eat ...

3. Read ...

4. Sleep some more ...

5. Munch some more ...

6. Read some more ...

7. Watched tv for 3-4 straight hours

8. Did the laundry

9. Cleaned the kitchen floor

10. Helped my sister with her garden

11. Read some more books again ...

12. Munched some more again ...

13. Slept some more again ... ;)

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Wordless Wednesday

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My family and I have moved from one city to another for at least three times already, in the last four years. It wasn't because we were running away from somebody/something (lol). It was simply because of hubby's work. We hired a truck back then, and crammed up all our stuffs together in one big container. It wasn't as organized as I wanted it to be, but that truck had to do.

For those planning on moving, however, there's this great site that will make moving feel like a breeze. Check out, a company which can provide you with a list of licensed moving companies, help you with auto transport, and even guide you in finding a home! If your destination is abroad, and you need international shipping, they can also provide adequate service in that area.

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All Ages Admitted

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What's My Blog Rated? From Mingle2 - Online Dating

got this from Jenny's ~ Slice of my Life, while bloghopping.

wonderful to know that my site is suitable for all audiences!

what about your blog(s)? ;)


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Received this just today ... now i wonder when will i get my three hundred thousand Great Britain pounds sterling! ROFL

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A Birthday and Meade mySky

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Don't you find the sky enchanting? Whether it's cloudy, a clear blue, filled with the glow of the sunset, or simply filled with stars at night, I always find the sky so interesting. Nothing beats the sky when it comes to "costume changes!", a friend used to tell me. I have to agree with her on that. We used to just sit and laze around some days when we were at college, and just look at the sky, speaking nothing; but eating our favorite snack ~ fried banana in caramelized sugar. Yummy!

Her birthday's going to be next month, and good thing I chanced upon a while back, and found out about their wonderful gift ideas! They have this newest and coolest gadget for viewing the sky yet ~ Meade MySky, a personal sky exploration guide. What's great about it is that it can be linked to a computerized Meade telescope for that ultimate sky viewing experience. This interactive, multi-media, hand-held gadget is easy to use and doesn't require you to be knowledgeable about the sky's inhabitants! Just point and shoot, and it will do the rest. Now isn't that neat?

I haven't told my friend about this great gadget yet, but I know that she will absolutely adore this .... and who knows? Maybe her eldest son will join in on the fun, too! Not only will this amazing piece be lots of fun, but am so sure that using this will make learning fun for the whole family.

8 Random Things

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I was tagged last week by Gracie, at "Echoes of Grace," for a meme; the objective of this one is to blog “8 Random Facts About Myself”.

The rules are as follows:

1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Well, here goes:

1. I love eating dried salted fish (or as we call it here, "tuyo"). Now, I know that sounds weird (and even gross??!! lol) for some, but eating one is just like eating anchovies... sort of. The just-right saltiness goes so well with the bland (but aromatic) rice we usually eat every meal. Some dried salted fishes aren't prepared well enough, though, so choosing the good ones need a bit of practice. :)

Below is a shot of the "tuyo" with scrambled eggs and hot steaming rice ... breakfast! ;P

2. One of my favorite veggie viand ever is banana blossom with coconut milk. I know, another weird food, but i just love it! Even taught myself to cook it! lol ...

3. Sunsets always fascinates me. Getting the colors just right is always a challenge. :)

4. I love taking pictures (hahaha, it is already obvious, i know ...); mostly macro shots, if my camera cooperates (my camera's basically just a pointnshoot thingy; waiting for the day when i finally get to have my first DSLR ~digital single lens reflex camera!).


5. I love listening to our church's bells after every service ... calming.


6. I have this urge to save them ...

ants ...

7. Apart from sunsets, i also love morning lights ...

morning light

8.i love eating seafoods! :)


I notice that most of what i wrote here is about food ... hahaha, that just shows that aside from taking pictures and blogging, food is also one of my interests! ;P

Now, I know most of you have already been tagged for this meme (i read some of it) so I won't be tagging anybody this time. But for those who are interested, please feel free to tell me so and i will visit your blogs and check them out! Am sure it'll be interesting. :)

Happy Weekend!

Learning for Fun

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Does your kid seem to be lagging behind in Math? For some kids, the mere mention of Math makes them sleepy, or else they'll assume this I'm-not-interested look on their faces. Honestly, I was one of them. But being a parent now, I know how important learning the basics of mathematics can be to a child. Over at SCORE!, they have Math Tutors who I believe can do wonders with a child bored (or scared?) with Mathematics. They believe that learning math can be less of a complication, but more of fun. After all, like what SCORE! says at their webpage, "when children love to learn, they'll learn".


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About│ Theme: Shiny │Roll

This ice on a beer definitely looks shiny (or shining?!), to me. :)

Friday's Feast (#149)

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Friday's Feast


Name a funny habit you have.

Twirling my hair between my fingers .... ? ;P


If you could instantly know how to play a musical instrument, which one would you pick?

Oh wow ... i could think of lots, but if i have to choose just one ... it'd be the drums!


How long is your hair?

Well, am starting to grow it longer this year, and thankfully it's already reached my shoulders! I hope i can keep up with this for long ...

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When was the last time you forgave someone, and who was it?

Oh my.... this i really am not too sure. I think it was my brother .... and that was around 8 or 10 years ago! Am so glad i met my hubby ... he made me realise that those pent-up emotions I had weren't there because of other persons, but they were there because i chose to made them stay there ... So these days whenever some people annoy me, i don't think much of it anymore. I just let them be. that's their nature, not mine. hope i'm making sense here!


What is your favorite kitchen appliance?

Does the refrigerator count? Lately it has really been sooo hot here, that driniking cold beverage is a must these days. ;)

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I wish you today ...

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a wonderful friend sent this to me through my cellphone:

I wish you today ...
a day of
special graces...
a day of
extraordinary things to smile about
And a day with
much happiness
and love
in your heart!!

Happy Birthday

Of course, i got that during my birthday (which, by the way, was two months ago)
and I don't know why, but i just can't erase that from my cellphone. I guess the simplicity of that message just got through me. :)

Or you can call me a softie. lol ...

grafix softech

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The internet is an interesting place ... been to these sites : here, here, and here. The owner of those sites is Navtej Kohli, owner of grafix softech, a software application company which is operating out of Costa Rica. Interestingly, you can also find him here and here. I find his blogspot posts quite interesting, though of course it could just be me and my unusual preferences. Or maybe I am biased because I am a blogspot user. :)


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The computer conked out on me ....

Was updating a software and then it stated that it needed to reboot; did it, then when it came back, it wouldn't/couldn't continue on with windows.


Now am using hubby's computer.
So wouldn't be able to spend as much time here as i normally can... oh well.

The good thing is that i finally did some catching up with my sleeping (hahaha) ... the bad thing though, is that i have more time munching on junk food and just being a couch potato! :(

Hopefully, our computer maintenance guy wil be here on sunday to fix it up.
*crossing fingers*
**but not holding my breath**

PPP Direct Launched

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PPP Direct was launched as part of a number of big new features offered by PayPerPost to it's Posties. With this set-up, Advertisers can directly approach the Posties, who can then write special blog posts offered to them. A widget placed on the blog will be clicked by the Advertisers, and then the Posties will be given an offer. This way, you make money at your own terms.

Some competitors charge 50-100% markup on your post, while PayPerPost charges only 35% for their self service model. A mark-up is understandable since the competitor have to pay for matchmaking, customer service processes, and tax processes. These are the ones that costs real money. However, at PayPerPost, they have erased the need for a middleman. Most of the details will be placed on your widget and from there, it's up to the Postie if the offer made by the Advertiser is good enough, or not. Hence the lesser charge, and you get to keep and earn more money from your efforts.

This doesn't mean, though, that PayPerPost has totally abandoned the Postie (as well as the Advertiser) when it comes to PPP Direct. That's why they still maintain a 10% service fee, which is undobtedly lower compared to other competitors. PayPerPost is there to provide a steady source of security for both Posties and Advertisers.


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Finally, it rained earlier today!

I was finishing the laundry when the heavy rain suddenly fell ... i was expecting it. It was sooo humid before the actual rain fell. Come to think of it, it's still humid until now. But rain's not around anymore. Or maybe it's just there, somewhere.

Lurking. hehehe.

Curtains over at Terry's

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A house wouldn't be as comfy if it doesn't have any curtains. Curtains are there to beautify the house as well as to give it character. Different curtain designs also send out signals the type of family living inside the house. At Terry's Fabrics they not only offer curtains, but also other curtain necessities, like curtain poles. They offer metal poles, wooden poles, and bay window curtain poles, including extendable curtain poles for those who wants more flexibility, and net rails. They also offer a wide range of very interesting curtain fabrics as well as curtain tracks and their accessories. Who would have thought that there are now lots of possibilities with curtains, and with the best value for your money, all that available at Terry's Fabrics!

Wordless Wednesday

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While hopping from one blog to the next for my Wordless Wednesday fix, i read about this Searching for People with Big Hearts post, made by Shelly, to help kids with cancer. I think it's such a wonderful idea, but i'm afraid i don't do crocheting anymore. However, blogging about it might help spread the word around and more squares will be pouring in.

6700 TO GO!

ps. do click on the buttons to go to the site for more details. thanks!

Cool brand new site for our Cool Pets

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Wouldn't it be wonderful to have just one site which is strictly dedicated to our pets? Now that's very much possible, thanks to Contribute news or latest topics about our pets, join the forums, and even make our own pet page. But that's not all, there's even a page where they can join contests, and a tribe section where people with the same pets group together. They also have this EncycloPETdia™ where you can add sites which you think would be appreciated by the other members. So let's check out this brand new site right now ... and meet the other uber cool pets out there.

Lakbayan (trips)

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My Lakbayan grade is C+!

How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!

Created by Eugene Villar.

interesting result ... i need to travel more! :)


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Wouldn't it be great if you have night vision whenever you want? Night vision goggles, night vision binoculars, and night vision scopes are just some of the cool gadgets being featured over at But that's not all that they have! They also offer tactical/military gears, microscopes, sunglasses, binoculars, and much much more! Personally, I'd want to get one of their flashlights (never ever go on long trips without bringing one!), spotting scopes (for my digital camera), batteries (it's always sensible to have a spare set around) and that great waterproof drop-resistant ipod case for my ipod nano.

There are wonderful deals to be had, if you browse through their online products. And to top it all, they offer free UPS ground shipping! Now that sound real good to me! :)

Expandable Content

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This is a really convenient script to un-clutter your site : flooble scripts expandable content.

Here's a sample:

My Blogrolling Friends

Yup, will be using this one of these days. :)

ps. Thanks, Sasha, i finally did it! ;)


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Since I wasn't prepared to take a dip at the pool,
I had my handy camera with me while
the others had a dandy time getting all wet ....
and cool!

It wasn't the best place where i was at,
(because the sun occasionally had a chance to "hit" me), but
it had the best angle for taking those
unlikely shots.

Or maybe i was just bored. lol.

Life Turned Upside Down

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Have you ever been wronged? Or something done to you without you knowing why you were dealt with that way? Life can really be so unfair at times, specially if it gets turned upside down in a blink. If you have, be sure to watch USA Network's Burn Notice, scheduled to premiere on June 28th!

Watch as Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) copes from being a spy to being "burned" (meaning, he gets fired) while on a difficult mission. He gets dumped on the one place he vowed he'd never return, with his old foes trying to gun him down, while the government freezes his bank account and made sure he'll never work again. But he's got his Special Ops training still intact, and being a survivor since 17, he scrapes by lending his services to those who can't approach the cops. He's on a different mission now, though; and that is to find the person responsible for him receiving the Burn Notice. Of course, he can't very well do all of these on his own. He's got two "friends" he can always count on: Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar), a former ex-girlfriend who happened to be associated with the IRA for 14 years, before she left the organization, and also an expert in explosives and lock-picking, amongst other things; and Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell), a former Navy Seal, Military Intel Operative, and all-around Cold Warrior.

Whether Michael wants to or not, he needs them. Watch how Michael deals with all of these, together with his adoring mother, Madeline (Sharon Gless), who helps him get clients while playing cards with her neigbors. Armed with his Special Ops training, some good "friends" and a doting mother who keeps calling, let's watch Michael as he reluctantly becomes everybody's hero.

Blue Skies

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Wonderful blue skies and fluffy clouds ... greens on the ground ... last weekend.

Took this shot while the car was moving, since i just couldn't stop from clicking my camera and take a shot of those candylicious clouds hovering by. Hubby was game enough to slow down the car for a bit ... though not for long, or else we'd be causing traffic! lol.

Wonderful cool weekend, it was. :)

Coupon Codes Online

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A friend has been buying most of her digital stuffs at Circuit City, and so far she has been satisfied; both with their in-store and online services. She has been recommending the store to me, but I haven't bought anything from them, yet. That is, until I found out about coupon codes. It certainly got me interested, specially when I looked at the site and saw all those discounts! Over at you'll get coupon codes not only for Circuit City, but also for Adidas, Best Buy, Home Depot, as well as other large stores. So let's hurry on over and check out those coupon codes!


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received this thru my email ...
an interesting read for us women (and for those with women friends as well!)

>Heart Attacks in Woman.
> I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the
>best description I've ever read.
> Women and heart attacks (Myocardial infarction)
> Did you know that women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men
>have when experiencing heart know, the
>sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest &
>dropping to the floor that we see in the movies. Here is the story of
>woman's experience with a heart attack.
> "I had a completely unexpected heart attack at about 10:30 pm with NO
>prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would
>suspect might've brought it on. I was sitting all snugly & warm on a
>cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting
>story my
>friend had sent me, and actually thinking,"A-A-h, this is the life, all
>cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up." A
>later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you've been in a
>hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with a dash of
>water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you've swallowed a golf
>ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most
>You realize you shouldn't have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew
>it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of water to hasten its
> >down to the s tomach. This was my initial sensation---the only trouble
>was that I hadn't taken a bite of anything since about 5:00 p.m.
> "After that had seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little
>squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE
>(hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasming), gaining speed as they
>continued racing up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses
>rhythmically when adminstering CPR). This fascinating process continued
>on into my throat and branched out into both jaws.
> "AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening--we all have
>read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one
>of the signals of an MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself
>and the cat, "Dear God, I think I'm having a heart attack !" I lowered
>the foot
>rest, dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on
>the floor instead. I thought to myself "If this is a heart attack, I
>be walking into the next room where the phone is or anywhere
>else.......but, on the other hand, if I don't, nobody will know that I
>help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in moment."
>"I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the
>next room and dialed the Paramedics... I told her I thought
>I was having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the
>sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn't feel hysterical or afraid,
>stating the facts. She said she was sending the Paramedics over
>immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to
>the door and then lie down on the floor where they could see me when
>they came in.
> "I then laid down on the floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as
>I don't remember the medics coming in, their examination,
>lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their ambulance, or hearing
>the call they made to St. Jude ER on the way, but I did briefly awaken
>when we
>arrived and saw that the Cardiologist was already there in his surgical
>blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher out of the
>He was bending over me asking questions (probably something like "Have
>you taken any medications?") but I couldn't make my mind interpret what
>he was
>saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until the
>Cardiologist and partner had already threaded the teeny angiogram
>up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my heart where they
>installed 2 side by side stents to hold open my right coronary artery.
> >
> "I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have
>taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the Paramedics,
>but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both the
>fire station and St. Jude are only minutes away from my home, and my
>Cardiologist was already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on
>restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and
>procedure) and installing the stents.
> >
> "Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I
>want all of you who are so important in my life to know
>what I learned first hand."
> >
> 1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body not
>the usual men's symptoms, but inexplicable things
>happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act ). It is said that
>many more women than men die of their first (and last) MI because they
>didn't know they were having one, and commonly mistake it as
>indigestion, take some Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation, and
>go to bed, hoping
>they'll feel better in the morning when they wake up....which doesn't
>happen. My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine,
>I advise you to call the Paramedics if ANYTHING is unpleasantly
>happening that you've not felt before. It is better to have a "false
>visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be!
> 2. Note that I said "Call the Paramedics". Ladies, TIME IS OF THE
>ESSENCE! Do NOT try to drive yourself to the ER--you're a hazard
>to others on the road, and so is your panicked husband who will be
>speeding and looking anxiously at what's happening with you instead of
>the road. Do
>NOT call your doctor--he doesn't know where you live and if it's at
>night you won't reach him anyway, and if it's daytime, his assistants
>answering service) will tell you to call the Paramedics. He doesn't
>carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved! The Paramedics
>principally OXYGEN that you need ASAP. Your Dr. will be notified later.
> >
> 3. Don't assume it couldn't be a heart attack because you have a normal
>cholesterol count. Research has discovered that a
>cholesterol elevated reading is rarely the cause of an MI (unless it's
>unbelievably high,and/or accompanied by high blood pressure.) MI's are
>usually caused by long-term stress and inflammation in the body, which
>dumps all sorts of deadly hormones into your system to sludge things up
>there. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep Let's be careful
>and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive...
> A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10
>people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.
> **Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you
>care about.

Cheap Phone Cards!

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Yes, that's true!

Most of us have relatives or friends living abroad (or just really far far away), and once in a while (if not always!) we just get the urge to know how they are doing and getting on with their lives. Sending emails is just not enough ... or even chatting through messengers. That's where cheap phone card get in the picture! Having one around is quite handy, really quite convenient, specially during cases where you need to call long distance RIGHT AWAY.

Pingo long distance card can be used for long distance calls in 35 countries, can be recharged automatically, and utilizes PINless dialing (PINpass™ is used instead); one great thing is that when you refer-a-friend, you get $5.00 USD in free calls! Now isn't that great?

Another fabulous feature that I found on their site is their Ratewatcher™ button. This definitely eliminates the hassle of comparing calling cards, then looking for the ones with the lowest rates. So convenient! All this in one great site where you not only come away feeling good, but also have this feeling that pretty soon you'll be calling your best friend or family (who's moved far far away), more often!

So, what are you waiting for? Head on right over to the site and check them out!

Friday's Feast #148

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Friday's Feast

Fill in the blank: The best thing about where I live is _________________…

... the fast internet connection. :)

Create a new name for a deodorant (like “Flower Fresh” or “Shower Scent”).

uhmmmm ... "Baby Fresh"

What was the last piece of software you installed onto your computer?

can't quite remember, but i think it was McAfee Security Center.

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If you were to receive a superlative award today beginning with the words ”Most likely to…”, what would the rest of the phrase say?

"Most likely to Stay in Front of the Computer the whole day!" hahaha!

What two colors do you like to wear together?

nothing dramatic, i'm afraid.
i just love wearing blue jeans and white shirts. :)

Vibrant Sunset

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I don't know why, but sunsets fascinate me ...
specially that certain time when the sun is just about really low. Usually the colors are more magnificent at that time. More dramatic.

I read somewhere that to get really great sunset images, try waiting for that certain time ... the crucial few minutes of gorgeous colors.

Doesn't look like i got it, though. Looks more like i caught the sunset when it was still hot and vibrant!

Next time, perhaps. :)

Bollywood Images at IIFA 2007

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The IIFA (Indian International Film Academy) 2007 Media Conference was held recently in Leeds, UK, and some well-known celebrities were around to grace the occasion.

Photographer Vijay was there to take some shots, and had posted it over on his site, moviegupshup. So, are you interested in having bollywood wallpapers for your computer? No need to look for other sites! The site is quite easy to browse through and the pictures, even in thumbnails, are adequately spaced; making it easier to view, then choose. You just click on the picture that you like (or find interesting) and then preview it on a larger scale. You can leave comments about the shot, which is really quite useful if you want to let the photographer know what you think about the picture(s), rate them, or send them to your friends as e-cards. Now that's really a convenient way to get your bollywood wallpapers!

Here at moviegupshup you'll find pictures of those gorgeous ladies and their handsome leading men. Their most recent offering, the IIFA 2007 pictures, also features Salman Kahn, Shilpa Shetty, Mansi Scott (the host during the conference), and Abhishek Bachchan, among others. You can take your pick among the one hundred plus shots taken by photographer Vijay during the said occasion. The pictures here are available for downloads, and of good quality. Since the site holds numerous shots taken during the event, there are plenty to choose from, including a shot of the gorgeous Diya Mirza as seen at IIFA 2007.

So, for those who are into bollywood (am so sure there are lots out there!), go over there right now and check out the site! You'll enjoy it.

Thursday Thirteen

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Thirteen Things about maiylah
Thirteen Reasons Why I Decided to be a SAHM

1. I was too paranoid to hire a nanny
i know, i think i've been watching too many movies back then ... and reading too many detective books! lol

2. I wanted to be there when my son did those "first things"
like the first time he smiled back at me ... so precious!

3. I enjoyed just lazing around the house
nothing beats sleeping till your head hurts! lol

4. I very well wouldn't have much time for blogging if I had a day job
well, unless i skip on sleeping ...

5. I have the time to take pictures ... lots of them. :)
yeah, lots ...

6. I have the time to learn stuffs through the internet, for free!
like photoshop techniques, taking good pictures, blogging ...

7. I like the idea of being here (at home) when my son or husband arrives
my son from school, and my hubby from work ...

8. I can watch my favorite tv shows uninterrupted
lol ...

9. I am the boss here (at home)
hopefully, i'm not a tyrant, or anything ...

10. There are only two schedules to consider, when we decide on going on long trips
my son's school, and hubby's work, schedules

11. I have the time to "just be" with my son and learn stuffs from his views and opinions
believe me, sometimes his views and opinions are way more mature than mine!

12. I have the time to visit my sisters whenever i want to
i visit them almost everyday!

13. I am loving it (being a SAHM) too much to give it up now! :)
life isn't all a bed of roses, of course; but considering things, i'm pretty much satisfied!
I believe i need those ups and downs to spice things up a bit. :)

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My Blog Just Got Approved By PPP .... and that 's why ....

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... I'm so happy today! :)

Honestly, I never thought that blogging could be rewarding, not only in terms of getting to know other bloggers (and their secrets, at times, hehehe) but also financially. A blogger friend encouraged me to join groups with themes (or are they called memes?), which lead me to visiting other bloggers and learning about pro blogging. Companies advertise on blogs, the blogger gets paid for it, and that makes the blogger a pro blogger. Sounds, so simple, isn't it? But that doesn't mean you'd go from rags to riches overnight! Like other jobs (somehow, that word doesn't sound so appealing, huh?!) this takes time, too. But, as long as you enjoy blogging, and companies continue to advertise on blogs, being a pro blogger definitely sounds appealing to me!

Cat on Our Neigbor's Roof

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shhhhhhhh .....

he's sleeping. :)

Lately i haven't been seeing this guy ...
hope he's allright.
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