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Friday, July 31, 2009

Looking at the sky on Friday : Clearing up

This is my first entry for this meme. I am making used of the camera the hubby gave me on my birthday last July 22nd.


I just took this picture few minutes ago. I couldn't do it earlier as the rain was still watering the ground (hehe). The sky is actually just starting to clear up. No more raindrops for now.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday : Show dem tooties

The lil gurl loves to show her teeth. Ask her "show them toothies" and she'd smile right quick.

She got four teeth all in all for now. Two on the bottom gum and two on the top. Others are about to come out though.

Can't wait for the set to be completed. She had have enough of discomfort and pain and I really want it to end now... if only it's possible.

Is that smile precious for you?

More wordless wednesday here

Monday, July 27, 2009

Music monday : rest of my life

Been holding myself to join in this meme for quite a while. Skeptical that I may not be able to participate regularly. So today I have made my little decision. I am joining and participating.

Here is one of my favorite songs since I met the hubby. I even created a video and this was the background music. Unfortunately, Youtube deleted such due to copyright infringement.

    Rest of my Life
    by Brian McKnight

    Three in the morning
    I can`t be dreaming
    I`m wide awake
    Watching you sleeping
    And then I realize
    There`s no place
    That I`d rather be

    I reach out to touch you
    My heart starts to race
    At the touch of your skin
    There ain`t no mistake and I`m lost in your eyes
    I see all that I need to see
    I`m feeling new things every time that I hold you
    I`m telling you things
    I would never have told you

    I`m feeling my feet coming off of the ground
    I wasn`t looking
    But look what I found
    I wasn`t so sure at the start
    Now I wanna be there wherever you are
    And I can`t deny
    How you`ve got me feeling inside

    If you think this is as good as it gets
    I swear you haven`t seen nothing yet
    I promise you I`m
    Gonna love you
    The rest of my life

    You turned to kiss me
    You know I can`t fight it
    The taste of your lips
    I get so excited
    I`m losing my mind
    The way that it`s supposed to be
    Everything that we do
    Is a thing worth repeating
    I only think of you
    When my heart is beating

    I`m feeling my feet coming off of the ground
    I wasn`t looking
    But look what I found
    I wasn`t so sure at the start
    Now I wanna be there wherever you are
    And I can`t deny
    How you`ve got me feeling inside

    If you think this is as good as it gets
    I swear you haven`t seen nothing yet
    I promise you I`m
    Gonna love you
    The rest of my life

    You came and showed me the way
    I didnt know what I wanted
    Thank you for saving my life

    I wasn`t sure at the start
    Now I wanna be there wherever you are
    And I can`t deny
    How you`ve got me feeling inside

    If you think this is as good as it gets
    I swear you haven`t seen nothing yet
    I promise you I`m
    Gonna love you
    The rest of my life
    My life

    Three in the morning
    I can`t be dreaming
    I`m wide awake
    Watching you sleeping
    And then I realize
    There`s no place
    That I`d rather be

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

Friday, July 24, 2009

My apology for not dropping EC today

Today was one of the busiest. I barely had time manipulate my computer. By the time I was freed from errands, household chores and watching the 'lil girl, I was already tired. So I had to set aside some of my online duties to give myself a full rest.

EC friends, I promise to reciprocate your efforts tomorrow. Thank you for dropping by.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I discourage you to purchase Clean and Pure water filter

Buying gallons of distilled water every grocery shopping is too much. It does occupy a lot of space in the shopping cart. Adding to that is the weight. It consumes time as well to load and unload. I have been doing it for over a year for my daughter's safety.

Since I saw the first product presentation of Clean and Pure water filter, I made plans on getting one.

Last week, HSN offered a $10 off for this product. So I asked the hubby to buy one instead of giving me something useless on my birthday. The product arrived today. I was so excited to hook it against the faucet only to find out that the adapter is not working and incompatible with my faucet. There is no way how to attach it. I hate to go to the store to look for the adapter. Now I am thinking of sending it back.

The product presentation was awesome. Who wouldn't want to buy if this kind of filter would last up to 20 years? It filters 20,000 gallons of water. Very persuading. The only downfall is the adapter.

Sorry HSN but your Clean and pure water filter is not a good idea to promote and not worthy of spending.

photo source

Your greetings are very much appreciated

I'd like to take this chance to thank everyone who greeted me yesterday. Reading your comments made me feel I am appreciated in some way. I had a bad day yesterday and was not able to celebrate that supposed to be very special day happily. DOn't ask me why hehe. If you are married, then you know what I mean.

My in-laws came over to hand me their gift along with a birthday card saying they love me so much. Great! I now have a new and durable hand mixer. No more smoke from an overheat mixer when I mix a crinkle dough. Thanks to them for being so thoughtful.

At last, the most important people in my life remembered me earlier than I expected. I received a lot of cards from my family back home. Text messages flood in my inbox, too. I did not delete it yet and maybe would save it for a period of time. I would love to read it again and again. I am just overwhelmed with the love they have showed me. In return, I gave them a call for a thank you and some chats as well.

The person whom I thought would be there with me was invisible. Tsk tsk tsk. Well, well, well...this might be a rift.

Again, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The baby is now a mother and it's her natal day

Twenty-seven years ago, a tiny girl was born in the midst of the tuna capital of the Philippines, General Santos City.

This girl grew up to be a good person (according to her parents). Her family is so proud of her achievements. The first child in the family who graduated from a private university (free of fees) with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Library and Information Services and earned two years in the college of Education taking Bachelor of Science in Education major in Guidance Counseling.

After graduation, she landed herself working in the high school department of the university. In the latter, she got so tired and hated the job as a teacher with library works. Quit the job. A month after, a call from a mentor asked her if she could work in a corporate world (mining industry to be specific) to organize and manage the records. The woman accepted the offer. She enjoyed the job and have thought of staying for a long period of time.


She met this man on the internet. To sum up, she crossed boundaries, got married and now residing in the United States with her own family -- hubby and a baby.

That baby is now a mother. And that mother is me. Yes, today is my birthday.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Just another insensate Q and A

I received an email from a friend today saying I have to to do what is asked for or something will happen to me. Well, I am not a believer of chain mails/e-mails. Instead, I am posting it here as a filler and not going to forward it to anyone. This is insensate but useful. This is how the content goes with my answers.

    Be honest, who were you texting a little while ago?
    --- nobody

    This time last year, can you remember who you liked?

    Do you think anyone has feelings for you?
    --- I dunno. Maybe yes or maybe not. It depends on what kind of feelings.

    Who was the first person you talked to today?
    --- daughter, Dannielle

    Have you ever ridden a horse?
    --- Nope hahaha

    You can only drink ONE liquid for the rest of your life, what is it?
    --- water

    Have you lost contact with someone you wish you didn't?
    --- yes. Many. Miss them.

    When's the last time you talked with the opposite sex on the phone?
    --- last night. hubby.

    Do you think you are a good person?
    --- Yes most of the time hehe

    Do you miss the way things used to be?
    --- Yes, my high paying job and being a single. I could do anything without thinking that I have a baby and a husband.

    Have you held hands with anyone in the past 24 hours?
    --- yes, daughter. THe hubby is still sleeping.

    Are you a patient person?
    --- Very impatient.

    Do you think you can last in a relationship for 3 months?
    --- More than three months.

    Are you afraid of death/dying?
    --- that's my phobia

    How's your heart lately?
    --- complete

    When was the last time you cried?
    --- last year when my baby was so lil and so fussy that she just wanted to be held 24hrs a day. Had no sleep that time. Felt so exhausted.

    What do you think your number 1 is doing right now?
    --- hahaha snoring

    Who would be the first person to know if you got pregnant?
    --- the dad

    Do you care what others think about you?
    --- It depends. If it's a lie, then I would get into it.

    Do you enjoy late night phone conversations?
    --- nope

    Were you happy when you woke up today?
    Yes. As I open my daughter's bedroom door, she was there standing in the crib. Greeted me with all the priceless smiles she could give that light the day.

    Do you know how to change a diaper?
    --- hahaha of course. I am an expert.

    Do you keep a planner?
    --- not anymore.

    Closest pink object to you?
    --- daughter's crawling and talking doll.

    What was the first thing you did when you woke up?
    --- fed the darling baby.

    What were you doing at 8 this morning?
    --- sleepin

    Where is your phone?
    --- coffee table drawer. Kept it there to hid from the hands of the baby hehe.

    What are you excited for?
    --- going out today.

    What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
    --- took the lil girl out for a walk.

    Honestly, who was the last person to tell you that they love you?
    --- the hubby

    Have you ever worn the opposite sex's clothing?
    --- nope

    What would you name your future daughter?
    --- I got one. No plans of having another.

    Who was the last person you rode in the car with that was under 21?
    --- the daughter

    Do you have curly hair?
    --- waivy

    Are you mad at anyone right now?
    --- mad at these q's haha

    Do you live on your own?
    --- no. with my family.

    Would you like receiving flowers or do you think that's tacky?
    --- love it

    How have you felt today?
    --- happy

    Do you have any plans for tomorrow?
    --- malling, I think

    Are you happy at the moment?
    --- yes

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Weekend nothings

It's Saturday and I am glued in my house with just the "lil girl" around. The hubby is working night shift this weekend. The weather is not so fine and seems raindrops are going to fall again later. I have not checked the temperature but I guess it ain't too hot outside. The girl in the neighborhood could tell as she is riding on her bicycle back and forth down the road.

Since the baby is sleeping, I have this chance to update my space. My eyes are divided into my monitor and the television though. HGTV's designed to sell is currently on and I love this show.

Oh here's one that annoyed me today. THe hubby handed me my mails from QVC. The letters state that I have not paid my due for this month -- the last payment of four. What??? My bank record could attest that I did. THe amount is debited directly from my bank account. So I e-mailed customer service with this matter. It's been three hours and didn't get any responses yet. Maybe tomorrow. I just hope that the credit card operations person would proofread her records first prior to sending this harassment-like letters. I used to admire QVC for a very satisfactory service but this have pushed me back. No more placing orders in the future. Oh well, at least I have my reason now on not to shop, instead save for next year's Philippine vacation.

Did you know that I have been composing this entry for alsmost an hour now? I have too many distractions hehe...I ate, drunk water and watched TV. Guess I gotta go now.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

As she turns 1

The 'lil girl is a year old! July 5th was actually her birthday but I have forgotten to post about it. Time flew so quick. Next thing I know I will be dealing with "baby sickness". That's according to the hubby. Well, I don't think so. Having another baby is not my definite plan.

The 'lil girl is actually starting to talk and somehow behaves like a mature person. Her gestures are so funny. Oh, I could not get over it sometimes. It makes me smile everytime I think or talk about her. I just love my girl.

Anyway, I have attached one of her birthday photos. We didn't have a party as we spent it at Audobon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. It was worth it because she loved it.

Make a wish and blow the candle na palangga. Distracted by everybody who kept on telling her what to do.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Loving the Korean style

Lately, I have been hooked up with Korean fashion. So today, I bought this dress for just $0.99 with $9.00 S/H from a seller in China. I saw similar items but the prices are beyond my budget such as $24 plus free shipping. What???

Anyway, I saw some photos of a Koren actress who starred in Full House wearing the same style of dress. She looked so pretty in it and I guess I would, too (wink).

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Awarded by Jerla

Thanks a lot Mommy Jerl for this award. Couldn't think of a deep word on how much I appreciate you for being so thoughtful.

Now I dunno whose gonna get this award. Most of my buddies are inactive bloggers. THey quit blogging when paid opps started to slow down.

For those who need a filler, you are more than welcome to grab this award.

Here are the rules:

1.Copy the badge and put it on your blog.
2. Link back the person who passed you this award.
3. Spread the love to at least 10 or more bloggers.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A day at Audobon Aquarium of the Americas (photos)

July 7 was our daughter's first birthday. Since we did not plan a party for her, we have decided to make a trip to Audobon Auquarium of the Americas, New Orleans. It took us over an hour to get there but it was worth it. The 'lil girl enjoyed every minute of that visit. She loved the tunnel aquarium more than anything there.

tunnel aquarium

man-made forest

Dannille is trying to touch the newborn penguin.

by the shark aquarium

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July

This is a special day to celebrate or commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

My family is not doing something special for today. No fireworks popping nor barbecue. We had a very long day yesterday as we visited the Aquarium in New Orleans. Everybody is still tired and just want to relax.

Have a great July 4th weekend to ya'll.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Teething and more sleepless nights

These past few days, the 'lil one is so uncomfy at night. She gets to the point that she keeps on waking up every hour. Most of the time she cries when she is not in my arms. She makes this face that freaks me out even though it's pretty normal. Seems like she's trying to suppress the pain and itch.

I could not blame her or myself for this situation. Teething is part of her growth and development. Sometimes I asked myself and the hubby why teething should be this arduous, painful and uncomfortable. Dumb question, eh? The hubby would just answer me with "ask God, babe". Oh well, that I couldn't do. He has reasons for everything and those are unquestionable, I suppose.


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