Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mailboxes for Your House

I adore my friend's newest house. She is planning to have a house blessing soon before she and her family would officially reside there. She just needs to take care of some minor details and a little adjustment to the house to make it more special. And since she is still open to new ideas, I suggested that she put up a nice mailbox just beside front gate to make it more extraordinarily special.

I always thought mailboxes really give a homey appeal to one's house and even more personalized if it has your own signature on it. Some companies would let you customize your mailbox to suit your own needs and preference. As for me, I prefer something that is made of metal that has a rustic appeal, and of course with our family name placed over it.

It is not a good thing coming home and right in front of your gate or door step you will find all of your mails, bills and letters scattered around all because you don't have a mailbox to keep it intact and safe. Mail boxes do really have a purpose. And in choosing for the right one, I must say quality and functionality should come in first. The touch of elegance and added beauty are just wonderful bonuses.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Graveyard Shift

Thank God it's Friday! But I am sooo not anticipating for the day to come near 11pm because then I would be on duty at the hospital. Yup! I am having my duty at graveyard shift. I tried to sleep all day in order to prepare for my duty tonight. But I know that no matter how long my hours of sleep during daytime is, it's still different and of less quality compared to my sleeping time at night. Our body clock is meant to sleep at night at become awake during the day. Well, I don't have an option for now so I better get myself ready and bring something at the hospital to keep me awake while on duty. :)

Web Hosting

I never realized how dependent I am with the Internet until my laptop was busted and had to see a computer technician to get it fixed. Due to the unfortunate circumstance I had, I am now unable to access the Internet without my laptop. What am I to do now? I got more pressing jobs ahead of me that needs to be dealt with the use of Internet plus a website to maintain. Oh and I failed to mention that prior to the problem I had with my laptop, my Internet service provider let me down again. I personally went to their office to voice out my complaint against the poor Internet service they are giving to me. Well, thankfully, they responded and the following day, their technicians paid visit to our home to check our connection. It took them only a few minutes and our connection was back again. But what a series of bad luck, when I turned my laptop on, the monitor just didn't show any sign of life. I waited and restarted but still nothing happened. So now I am waiting for my laptop to be fixed...(hopefully!).

I wished that I had better ISP... Anyway I am hoping things will get better in the coming days as I am planning on opening a new website, another blog for me. But more than that, I think I need first to look for a reliable web hosting provider. I am also trying to decide if it would be wiser for me transfer my current website to a new domain.... A lot of the companies in the business hosting are giving great offers and even guarantee they can assure the most reliable service in the field, but how do I know that I can really trust them? Well, there is one company that seems to be meeting their clients' expectations, and you can find that out at According to the reviews and ratings, InMotion Hosting, Inc is the best business web hosting provider of the year. And basing from their customer feedback, they got an excellent service with a good technical support that you can rely on. I could sure use their service in the future but first, I have to verify if they are really good.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Dear Sis!

It's the natal day of my dearest sis today and she just turned 33 years younger.hehe We decided to have lunch at our favorite restaurant and just stroll along the mall. Unfortunately, her husband is in Manila, waiting for his scheduled departure for his work abroad. So it was just me, my mom, and her son Fredrik who went out. My sis' spirit almost plummeted for the main reason that her husband is away. However, when we arrived home, a nice surprise greeted us. A special delivery came from Manila (from her hubby of course), six long-stemmed white roses with a cute teddy bear was waiting for her. And oh, what change did it make to my sister's aura. Naturally, she was overjoyed and then elatedly called her hubby to thank him for the very thoughtful gesture. Wow that was nice. I must say, in married life, it is always important to make your partner feel loved and cherished especially on her special day even with just mere simple thoughts and gestures. To my sis, happy happy birthday! I hope you will have true happiness, peace, success and good health throughout your life!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Crowd Control Devices

Going to a crowded area is one thing that we just cannot avoid. Everyday we encounter this scenario like going to the cinemas, attending gatherings, going to concerts, doing our regular groceries, or even paying a visit to the bank. A very essential tool in managing these situations are crowd control devices. They are very helpful gadgets in maintaining people on the line thereby avoiding chaos and keeping order in the crowd.

I recall one time when I had to squeeze myself in to a very crowded group of customers all wanting to try out the newly opened restaurant. It was totally disorganized! In the first place, there were no ropes or any form of barriers to keep the customers on the line. As a result, we all rushed in front of the counter to give our orders. It would have been different if stanchions for crowd control were properly installed.They could come in the form of velvet rope, retractable belts, removable chain stanchions, and many others designed to serve their purpose - crowd control.

For big crowded areas and i
n cases where safety and security, privacy, or traffic control is much needed, barricades are very useful to maintain order. Examples of these are fence barricades, posts and panels, pipe and drape walls, privacy booths, and a lot more.

These are all very important devices that should not be missed in such crowded areas. So next you decide to go in a public place where you will be expecting a lot of people, like going to a concert, make sure the place is well secured with appropriate crowd control devices.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wounded Fredric

Last Saturday night my little rascal nephew had an injury. He accidentally slipped on the floor and bumped into the wall's edge. The result --- he acquired a lacerated wound about 1 inch long on his forehead. You can just imagine how hard he cried and worst, how his mother and lola reacted in a panic way. I was on my way to work that time when I got a call from my sister hysterically telling me the incident. I have to tell, it was barely comprehensible. I somehow got the picture and rushed to home. The cut was really deep and blood was oozing from it so my sister and mom lost control on what to do. Good thing our friendly nurse neighbor was around to help and immediately applied pressure on the wound to stop the bleeding.

We immediately brought my nephew to the nearest hospital and as expected, the doctor advised to suture the wound. While deciding on it, my sister and brother -in-law was talking over the phone because the father doesn't want to have the wound sutured for obvious reasons that it will leave a scar on his forehead. I was about to opposed but then again, I thought about the trauma my nephew would go through with the suturing I gave in --- no sutures for Fredric!

We refused to have the sutures done so the doctor recommended for steri-strips instead. My, that was a relief! It was immediately applied to close the wound and without shedding tears from my nephew, it was over for no more than 10 minutes. It's been five days now since the accident and we can see that his wound is healing pretty well. He's still on antibiotics for prophylaxis against infection. We will be back at the hospital this weekend for the removal of the steri-strips. We just hope that the wound will completely heal and won't leave a scar, but if there is hopefully, it will just be minimal...

Well I guess accidents are toddlers' twins. They really go together and you just can't avoid the risk of having one no matter how hard you try to protect them. So I think, the best way to deal with it, is to be always prepared and stay calm if possible. :)

Buy Me a Concert Ticket

If a guy would ask me to go watch a concert for a date, I would gladly say YES! I would definitely prefer it over the traditional dinner date. I would also be thrilled to watch an exciting basketball game or see a fantastic show for example Disney on Ice. That would be a winner for me! Although I have to agree that it's not an ideal venue to have a quiet romantic moment to talk and get to know each other, but I think it's a good way to start your date to loosen up and relax a bit. After watching the show, then you can have a romantic dinner date. But first, buy me a ticket. :)

If you are fond of going to concerts, watching theater shows or any sports game, I am sure you are not new to buying tickets online. The challenge is to look for an online ticket company that would willingly offer assistance to help you find what you are looking for, and at the same time give you the lowest possible prices to choose. is offering such service. It is a professional ticket broker which has a wide access to many concert, theater and sports events all over US. If you want to watch a show at Bank Atlantic Center, they could assist you with your BANK ATLANTIC CENTER TICKETS purchase. They could also help you get some of the hardest tickets to find like BENEDUM CENTER TICKETS, Harlem Globetrotters tickets and many others. Just check them out and they will surely render their much needed service to get that ticket you want.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bad Connection

I've been experiencing a bad internet connection for a week now and I am really frustrated. It's my day off so I'm supposed to have ample time to surf, do my regular EC drops, chat with friends and play. But with a very slow internet connection I only managed to give a few drops. This is not new with my ISP but I was really hoping their service would improve considering the stiff competition in the market... I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hope it won't be like this for the next days. I hate to change my provider and deal with all the hassles of setting up for the new connection.

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Song for Me

About two weeks ago, we had a light inuman session (just 1 bottle) with my girl friends. And with a little wine around us, the fun wouldn't be complete without the help of the magic sing. Of course my friend, Jinky, was so eager to choose a song especially for me. And guess what she chose ----

I Know I Need to be In Love
By: The Carpenters

The hardest thing I've ever done
Is keep believing
There's someone in this crazy world
For me
The way that people come and go
Thru temporary lives
My chance could come and I might never know

I used to say "No promises,
Let's keep it simple"
But freedom only helps you say
It took a while for me to learn
That nothin' comes for free
The price I've paid is high enough for me

(*) I know I need to be in love
I know I've wasted too much time
I know I ask perfection of
A quite imperfect world
And fool enough to think that's
What I'll find

So here I am with pockets full
Of good intentions
But none of them will comfort me
I'm wide awake at four a.m.
Without a friend in sight
Hanging on a hope but I'm alright

Repeat twice (*)

I think this song is so right for me. lol Hopefully, next time my tune would change.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Play Casino Right at Your Home

I just had a chat with my friend who is Macau. She is currently working in a coffee shop and she said she is getting homesick. She actually invited me to go there so that we could have a taste of the casinos, one of the things Macua is known for. Wow! That was very temping. It would really be super exciting to experience the world of casino gambling.

But since I can't make it there for now, I just have to contend myself trying out online casino . I heard it is just as exciting and stakes are just as high compared to land-based casinos. Most importantly, you will be playing right at the convenience of your own home. That's minus the hassle of traveling and added expense you will have to deal with. All you need is a compatible computer where you can download the gaming platform using the Internet, and a viable payment solution then you are all set to play. I must say this sounds very easy.

I would love to try one of the easiest casino games and that is the slot machine. With online slots you will get a chance to win just by making a bet, hit a button, click the mouse, and the reels of fate start rolling. With you playing right at the comfort of your home, that's no sweat at all! However, there is a minor downside of it because you won't be hearing the real sweet sound clink-clank of the coins upon hitting the jackpot, but still it's a great way to play slots.

Oh by the way, let's not forget one of the most popular casino games there is, the roulette. This game seems very simple and easy to play, all you have to do is pick the winning number or color. You would also have to make a number of different bets. There's more to the game and some ins and outs that one needs to know. It would be better to have some very useful tips before playing this game in order for you to totally enjoy the game.

Overall, playing casino online can be loads of fun and excitement. Why tire and inconvenient yourself going to land-based casinos when you can play it right at the comfort of your home. You will even get more options with selecting your type of game. With online casinos, you are in control of the game. Thanks to the evolution of technology because through it, things like these are made possible.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Recipe Find -- Blueberry Muffins

I almost forgot this recipe. It was shown in one of the True Confection's January episodes. This sure is yummy! And most importantly, very healthy! My mouth was watering while watching how the muffins were made. Surprisingly, it was easy to prepare. I would love to try out this recipe soon. Below is the recipe of the yummy blueberry muffins.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup oil
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1 piece egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups frozen blueberries

Ingredients for the struesel:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line muffin tins with paper cups
2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
3. In another bowl, whisk together oil, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla. Pour over the flour mixture. Mix just until combined.
4. Add the frozen blueberries.
5. Using a 2 oz. ice cream scooper, scoop the batter over the muffin cups.
6. Make the streusel. Combine the flour, butter and light brown sugar and mix until it resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle top of scooped batter with about 1 tablespoon streusel.
7. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until top is golden. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

photo and complete recipe taken from

Friday, February 5, 2010

Online Poker Game

Do you play poker? If you ask me my abilities are but limited to playing poker using my Facebook account. I don't even play that much but some of my friends are really getting addict about it. I also watched it over TV where interestingly, the players were celebrities. It was really exciting to watch the betting rounds as each player place their own bets trying to match that of their opponents. The players were having cold clammy skin getting both nervous and thrilled at the same time at the prospect of grabbing the coveted pot money. You can almost feel the intensity and seriousness of the game.

Playing poker online is just as serious and exciting. Professional players have been made popular because of online poker game. In this arena, Full Tilt Poker is rapidly becoming one of the largest online poker rooms today. A number of tournaments are held and amazing Full Tilt Poker Bonus is offered. You can join the game by signing up at and simply avail of their Full Tilt Poker Referral Code and get the chance to have a 100% up to $600 bonus. This is truly an amazing offer! If you want to get the complete details of this just go to their website and don't forget to check on their special Full Tilt Poker referral code.

In online poker you can earn money at the same time, have fun playing the game. It is no wonder my cousin's husband has become addicted to this game. I will definitely tell him to check out

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's the Love Month

Wow! Time flies so fast and now--- it's the love month once again. Advance Happy Valentines to all! I bet everybody is busy cooking up something special for their loved ones. Of course it doesn't have to be an extravagant gift or an expensive dinner date to a high class restaurant. A simple gesture or a sweet note can mean so much and is felt more deeply as long as it is given and done with all sincerity. :) Spread love and be loved!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Improved Vision with LASIK

For two consecutive days, I had my duty in graveyard shift. I really do not mind my work except for my bothersome defective eyesight. I have to wear contact lenses every time I go to work because I am not comfortable using eye glasses. So you can just imagine the rigorous task I do before and after I wear my contacts. And during these times, I extremely wished for a better vision with the help of LASIK, a laser vision correction surgery.

LASIK is one of the most common surgeries performed in the US. The procedure can be done in less than an hour and the recovery period is as little as few hours. One company that has been in this kind of service for more than 35 years already is the Stahl Eye Center. Based on the reviews and reactions from their past clients, they got the most skillful and highly qualified doctors to render a very satisfactory procedure and you can check them out here.

Although, there are still some who are having doubts about the safety of the procedure, I still think that the benefits of LASIK are far greater and could be a life changing decision for anyone who has been dependent with the use of glasses and contacts like me.

Entrecard Droppers for January

Thanks to all of my Entrecard friends. Here are some of the great blogs who gave me a drop. Do visit them also.

Hope to see you again next time. Happy dropping! :)