Tuesday, August 25, 2009

100% Sassy Blogger

Wow! Got this cool award from Donna of BitterSweet Life. She's one of my great blog buddies who is indeed a SweetDonut! I feel honored to be part of the SSS (sweetsassysisters). Thank you Don for considering me as ----

lively & spirited
stylish & chic
smart & wise

fun, cute & funky

Most of my friends have received this award already, but I would still like to have their names here and vouch that they are truly 100% Sassy Bloggers!

Kath, Shiela, Gene, Jenny, Rose, Dhemz

Monday, August 24, 2009

Time to Dream

I must admit that I'm a person who habitually gets late and if there is a drug of choice to treat such disease I would certainly take it. :) No question about it! It's like a chronic illness that I have been struggling to overcome. Lucky for me, there hasn't been any serious damage so far which resulted from this bad habit of mine. It started during my high school days that got severe in college. I remember having missed a quiz and been assigned in the most toxic area at the ER as a nursing student all for being late. But seriously, I want to change this negative trait because I know how frustrating, disappointing, humiliating and troublesome it is to the other person who is on the opposite end. Gradually, I am taking steps to avoid being late and one action I'm taking is to always wear my watch so there's no more reason for me to miss time.

I usually wear trendy colorful watches that would readily fit my rugged attire. But ultimately, I dream of owning an exquisite genuine luxury Rolex watch. And I just have one in mind, the Ladies Rolex Rubies & Diamonds White Gold Jubilee SS, a stunning timepiece from www.bestoftime.com. I just love this piece! It is so elegant, not too flashy yet equally remarkable. Also, my birthstone happens to be Ruby so this would just be perfect for me. Hopefully, this will totally cure my bad habit of being late.lol

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kadayawan Festival

Davao City just celebrated its 24th annual Kadayawan festival last August 17 -23, 2009. It was a week long celebration filled with music, fun and festivity. This big event is highly anticipated not only by the Dabawenyos but at the same time by a lot of foreign visitors and balikbayans to witness the spectacle of Floral Float Parade and Indak Indak sa Kadalanan, a dance competition along the streets to showcase Davao's beautiful tradition and culture. Here are some of the amazing photos taken by Mr. Richard Padillo, a CPA by profession and takes photography as his hobby .

Judging by his wonderful photos, I think he should be a professional photographer. :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


To my dearest cousin who manages to keep a successful career, a loving wife, and a mom of three adorable boys...Happy Happy Birthday! I really admire you Ate Jen for being such a Superwoman. hehe.

Ate Jen with her hubby and kids

Despite your highly demanding schedule, you still have time for fun and manages well to being a president in your batch (St. Peterians of Toril 1994) for your upcoming reunion. Adding to that, you maintained being gorgeous and sexy at age 32! I wish you good health, continued success in your career and endless happiness for you and your family.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Scent - An Essential Accessory

Perfume, aside from being one of the popular choices of gifts, has certainly become an essential accessory in our daily lives. Except for those unfortunate ones who have allergies with it like my mom, wearing your own favorite Scent has been a part of our routines before going to work, attending class or joining a very important event. You just need to wear the right kind of perfume or cologne to get the right kind of impression. I know of someone who got the best out of his perfume when he was hired after a job interview because he was so damned smelling good. :) A friend of mine was noticed by a man because of her sexy smelling cologne. In my case, there was this one time that I got stopped by a certain guy because of the perfume I was wearing. He told me he liked my perfume a lot because the scent really lingers and then he asked me the perfume's brand name. I was quite taken by surprise and the funny thing about it was that the guy turned out to be a gay. lol.

When it comes to selecting my own brand of perfume, I personally prefer one that is light and fresh. A touch of floral and fruity fragrance close to nature is ideal to my liking. And my favorite is Burberry. It has a fresh and sensual fragrance with essence of black currant, green apple, peach and marigold just perfect for daytime use. The type of perfume to use could vary according to the time of day or kind of occasion you are going to. But no matter what it is I would still go for fragrances that are not too strong or overpowering.

image from Jody Hewgill

Movie Time

I just love weekends! It's the best time for family day, gimmick, shopping, detox day or just have a relaxing time. We wanted to go the cinema but too bad we can't bring along my 13-month-old nephew, he has to be 3 years old before they can finally let him in. So we decided to just watch movie at home anyway it's much cheaper this way. I popped some corns, got nuts, readied some iced colas and set the DVD player on with -- Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

The movie was totally funny, enjoyable and exciting. I must say the three baby dinosaurs were absolutely super cute and adorable while poor Diego was quite pitiful obviously getting old in the movie... All in all the movie was loads of fun and true enough the excitement never melts in Age Ice 3. :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Looking for a New Web Hosting Service

I've been experiencing the worst Internet connection for these past weeks and each time I get totally frustrated. I need to be on line in order to get in touch with my relatives and friends overseas, plus I have some very important transactions I have to deal that requires using the web...but nothing gets done with a terrible connection like mine. It's hopeless! With the kind of problem I have right now, I am seriously considering canceling my contract with our current provider. Although, I should really think twice because I have to pay a specific amount for the breach of contract.

After a series of complaints and rantings to my service provider for all the inconvenience they've caused me, I have connection now though it is very slow much to my disappointment. So without wasting any time I quickly browse the Internet to search for much better web host providers. There were quite a lot that popped out in my screen but good thing I found this great site which gives a thorough and comprehensive review about web hosting. They feature the Top 10 Web Hosting - Best Hosts in 2009 with independent reviews of the best web host providers that you can name. You can choose from the cheapest, most reliable to the largest web hosting provider. So if you are looking for a new web hosting service be sure to visit Web Hosting Geeks . They also have a very informative blog about essential tips towards E-commerce success. If you want to know more about it check them out here I'm sure you'll find all the answers that you need just like I did.

Refreshing Calamansi Juice

It's so hot here in Davao City right now with the temperature rising to over 31 degrees and would sometimes reach to almost 40. Adding to my discomfort, I also have to deal with a very bad internet connection. Whew! With this kind of situation, a naturally refreshing Calamansi Juice is always a nice welcome not only to relieve my thirst, but at the same time, alleviate my throbbing headache. Best of all it contains vitamins and minerals, a very healthy drink needed by our system... :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

QB Tom Brady is Back this Season!

Fantastic moves, accurate passes, garnered the highest total passing touchdowns in a regular season breaking NFL record...that's Tom Brady of New England Patriots, and he is definitely my favorite player! His record of 50 touchdowns against only eight interceptions, has certainly made him the owner of the best ratio of touchdown-to-interception in NFL history among all players. He reached the peak of his career in year 2007 where he was named the NFL MVP for the season, as well as Offensive Player of the Year. Along these great achievements, he has brought the Patriots to an impressive winning streak.

I know he's got an awesome statistics to show off, some of which I don't even comprehend but the truth is I just love to watch him play and of course he is a certified HUNK! :) So who wouldn't love his pretty face? No wonder gorgeous Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen was swept off by his charms. But seriously, he's an excellent player. However, in September of 2008, Brady's left knee was badly injured during a game which brought him to the sidelines and was placed under injured reserve. I was deeply saddened by this because he wasn't able to play throughout the 2008 season. :(

Now, after nursing his injuries, going through surgery and the necessary rehabilitation process, Brady is back for this year's NFL Season! I just can't wait to see him back on the field and play once more. Together with other great hardworking players who will surely perform well namely Randy Moss and Wes Welker, both playing wide receivers and maintained excellent performances in the last season, they will surely have a powerful offense.

I bet you got your own favorite players in NFL too and if you want to know their stats and compare them with other players in the league check out WaiverWire. They got the most up to date statistic analysis and the latest news of the NFL players and that's for free if you sign-up for the Stimulus Package. So grab this chance and Enjoy!


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Loyal Friend and Visitor Award

It's pretty amazing how one connects and finds genuine friendship in this vast world of blogosphere. Bloggers across different nations, races, cultures and languages somehow get intertwine with one another as they share their own piece of thoughts, feelings, experiences and just anything and everything they can think of... I never thought I'd find true friends here but fantastically, I did. :) And just the other day I received a nice token from Katherine, one of my blogger friends. She is the wonderful author behind Mom's Place. Thank you so much for this Kath! A whole bunch of love for you my friend.

Friday, August 7, 2009

7 Things About My Self

My first award! I got this from Genejosh of Her and History. Thank you so much for this Gene. :)

To accept this award do the following:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

7 things about my self:

1. I am the complete opposite of petite.
2. Graduated with an accounting major, a Registered Nurse, and now a blogger. Toink!
3. I've been a ramp model. (discovered in college at a later age of 20, so in the end my career didn't prosper.... dah as if!)
4. Utterly crazy about PASTA. (Give me your best pasta dish and I'd do anything for you. :))
5. I've worked in various food chains and a video shop while in college (McDonald's, Texas Chicken & ACA Video)
6. Hopelessly romantic and IDEAListic... could be the reason I'm still single...?
7. I love my family so much that I would do anything for them.

Now I would like to pass this award to other 7 creative bloggers.

1. Siella of Life's Journey
2. Chichi of A Single Girl's Musings
3. Chubskulit of Our Clan's Marvelings
4. Sweetdonut of BitterSweet Life
5. TwinSouls of Beauty Inside & Out
6. Rachel of The Little Jewelry Box
7. Lalique of Wild at Heart

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Farewell to a Great Leader

President Corazon C. Aquino
Jan. 25, 1933 - Aug. 01, 2009

A woman of great courage, a source of inspiration, an icon of democracy, a mother, a painter, Tita Cory, President Corazon Aquino, our beloved former President... Goodbye and thank you for all the great things you've done to each and every Filipino. She's no doubt a great leader who has sacrificed and given so much all for the love her country. Despite her greatness, she has remained simple, humble and served as a true and compassionate leader of our country. Even after her term of presidency ended, her dedication for pursuing democracy and good governance continued to reign and influenced a lot of people. It's no wonder that from the moment her battle against colon cancer has been known, the love and admiration of every Filipino here and all over the world have continuously been pouring in all united in praying for her recovery. But today at exactly 3:18 am, her time has finally been ended. I myself, had been hoping for a miracle but I think she's now in a better place. And although she's not with us anymore her memories will continue to live on.