Thursday, July 31, 2008

Five Reasons

Simple things to make me smile....

1. Came in early.
2. Pay day!!!
3. Remittance day! :D
4. No assignments, therefore..work mode muna. I feel accomplished today :D
5. No bosses until tomorrow. :D



Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Brillante Award

The Above recipients of the Brillante Weblog are welcomed to put the Logo on their personal blogs and have the honor of passing this award to seven other bloggers.

Here are the rules for passing on the award:


1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs
4. Add links to those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

Milette gave me this award and she wrote: "we both have the same challenges. Being away from our husband and raising a two old daughter."

I'm happy to share this to:

Mec - she writes creatively. Her post are good reads.

Kitts - we both have a daughter with the same age and almost the same birthday. I found her blog interesting and fun to read.


And I'm giving it also to Milette - for always being helpful. She's always has something to say. She's one of my top commenter. :D Her blogs are filled with good posts and helpful tips. Aside from the fact that her life as a whole is an inspiration.





Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Coke Olympic Contour Glasses (addict :D)

I want to collect all five of this this week. A Luminarc glass for P20 for every value meal....hmmm, not bad, right?

So, yesterday I bought three value meals from Mcdo just to get three. But the crew gave me two glasses of the same design. So that means I need to get the three remaining designs.

I decided to take my lunch today at a nearby McDo restaurant hoping to get another glass..but alas....They're OUT of STOCK!

Kainis!! Sayang ang value meal..hmpf!

That means, three more meals from Mcdo for the rest of the week...kakaumay...sigh....


I'll see if I can get one again at McDo Sumulong tomorrow.




Monday, July 28, 2008

Manic Monday #127

Every person you have ever slept with is invited to a banquet where you are the guest of honor. No one will be in attendance except you, the collection of your former lovers, and the catering service. After the meal, you are asked to give a fifteen-minute speech to the assembly.What do you talk about?First, I don't think it would be a large banquet at all...just me and hubby. I'll talk about how blessed I am to have him in my life.

What's your favorite thing to do on a rainy day? Go online, cooked hot soup read a book or watch movies on DVD

Are you a window person or an aisle person? Why?A window person. I love looking out the window when travelling...I love taking pictures even inside the car.


More MM participants here.





Prayer

Thanks for this Vannie....


Prayer for the MV Princess of the stars fatalities and survivors.


Dear God, we pray that you comfort each bereaved family everyday as they grieved for their loss, we pray that you will supply all their needs, we pray for the survivors that they may have a good life after the tragedy, that you will bless them and let them know in the deepest part of their heart that in spite of what have happened, you LOVE and CARE for them. This we pray in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

I encourage everyone to keep the prayer going. LET’S P.U.S.H. (PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS).
We Prayed: 1. Through The Rain 2. God’s gift 3. The Adventures of Dong and Jing 4. Me, Myself and I 5. malditang bunso’s journal 6. Underneath It All 7. 100% Kelly 8. My Colorful World 9. InkBabyStudios 10. TheSaladCaper 12. MommyTalks. 13.FunFierceFabulous 14. Me,Myself+2 15.Kidd Designs 16.Ozzy's Mom 17. Married and Happy About It



Please join us in prayer: Lilet, Melisse, and Kitts






My Shoe Size

Toni asked about my shoe size...

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What's your shoe size? Are your feet the same size as your mom's feet? How about your sister's feet? Can you borrow shoes from each other?

Post a picture of your latest shoe buy.

Tag the number of women of your shoe size, i.e. size 5 = tag 5 friends. Don't forget to drop a line in this blog when you're done. :)

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My mom's shoe size: 4 1/2
My size: 6 sometimes 5 1/2 or 6 1/2 (depends on brand)
My sisters' shoe sizes: 5, 7, 6, and 5 (I have 4 sisters)

I bought this pair last week during the Robinson's Metro East sale. I was looking for a black shoes with low heels and found this one so I grabbed it.

I share shoes with one of my sister. Sometimes she gives me a pair or vice versa.

I'm tagging Milette, Lilet, Eds, Yette, Nice and Vannie



Sunday, July 27, 2008

Finally feeling better

This was in me the whole week. The one I'm referring to here. I just want to let it all out and finally get over it.

Last Sunday, our preacher discussed about turning Can’t into Can. As part of her topic, taking criticism positively was discussed. Maybe the Lord was trying to teach me something last week because I encountered criticism right after that service.

It was my birthday. I was the worship leader. I was excited. I was happy. I arrived to church early. I was flattered with everyone’s praises about how I looked. A friend even told me to wear it again. I was expecting that they greet me but to no avail. Well, I thought, that’s okay. At least they gave me compliments…. enough to make me feel better. I never knew happiness will end quickly when ironically, a person quoted a phrase which hurt me. And to think it all happened on my birthday. Instead of birthday greetings, I received disapproval.

What happened? …..For the first time in my whole life I was embarrassed in front of many just because of the dress I wore. I didn’t understand why that person was so strict and ill-tempered that day. He complained about everything…just right after the church service which I think was so untimely! After his long grumbling he looked at me with stern voice and facial expression and said “…don’t wear that again!” …and left. I was stunned. All of us were. But still I didn’t show them that I was affected or hurt. I acted casual. After our meeting, I immediately went home….feeling low. I almost cried. Now I know what the feeling is when nobody remembers your birthday and instead of greeting you, you’re reprimanded… (I don’t want to sound sentimental here, just sharing how I felt)

When I got home, I didn’t tell anyone about what happened. After a while, I received a number of SMS…hah…they finally remembered. They were sorry for what happened. They were all surprised about the person’s statement. A friend also sent me encouraging words which lightened my mood. I sighed….. I know I should take those words positively but for that moment, I find it hard. What was the problem? I know I didn’t violate any dress code…and I even received approval from a number of people.

After what happened I was thinking, how will I deal with that person again? These were on my thoughts until Wednesday. It’s our midweek service. I attended because I was again the worship leader. When I arrived, our head approached me and asked how I was. I said I’m good. She advised me to not let things like that discourage me or get in my way in serving the Lord. Honestly, I became so much conscious now of my look when singing in front of our congregation. Sigh…

Before the service end, he came. I just smiled plainly at him.

All week I was not okay. But after talking to my husband last night, I felt lighter. Hubby has always been the person who really makes me feel better when I’m depressed and sad.

Tomorrow, I’ll see him again… I’ll brace myself with courage because I’m going to sing again. I’m not doing this for him but to the Lord. I know I can’t please everyone. We all have our own perspectives about something. Like what our leader said, I’ll go on. This won’t stop me from doing my work for the Lord.

Whew! That’s it… I feel a lot better now.

If you’re wondering what was the dress? I’m wearing something like this, only with shorter sleeves. Below the knee length. Black thighs and black shoes.


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I am tasked to write about acne treatment again...


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thinking Positive

During our 2-day business planning last week, our IT Department introduced exciting products which they plan to market over the coming days. We’ve already started our own line of computer products (especially laptops) which kinda excite me to purchase one for my self. They’ve also introduced video conferencing system, network system which will allow a business to save from purchasing a number of computers, 3D software and others. Another department also emphasized the edge of our CCTV system. I think this product can be categorized in one of those gps fleet tracking systems.

I just hope that these business developments will materials and will hit and penetrate the market. We all want to end the year positive so I’m helping through prayers.

Oh by the way, our lap tops are practically priced and very much competetive so if you're iterested, message me :D


My Birthday Celeb in the office

Just want to post some pics during my birthday celebration in our office. My birthday fell on a week end that's why I celebrated Monday together with an officemate who's birthday was that day. It's been a tradition in our office to bring in some food or treat fellow officemates if it's the birthday of someone...so I had no choice. :D

We ordered tuna lemon pasta and ham and cheese bread from an officemate...I brought the all-time favorite chicken lollipop. As you can see, everyone is happy, so the celebrants were happy as well.


I hope on my next birthday they'll forget about the tradition..hehehe :D


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Officemates: Don't over eat unless you really want to use your medicare insurance huh?? :D



So-so

I didn’t get enough sleep last night I feel like taking a leave but I know I can’t since I’m going have a busy day today:

1. I need to finalized the Board Presentation for the Board meeting later
2. Look for a frame at the nearby department store
3. Buy office supplies like, blank CDs, mouse pad, sliding plastic folder and Papermate pens.
4. After office, I need to buy some groceries and ingredients of baked mac which I’m planning to prepare for our church musicians tomorrow. They kept on telling me to treat them…sigh..

I am also thankful that the sheriff has given me extra assignments today. I hope I’ll had a very good day today despite the load.




Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Our 3rd...

As early as 12:00am, hubby sms me and he said:

Gah siguro tulog ka pa. Just want to say Happy Anniversary. Let's thank God for keeping us through His love and grace. I love you so much and I thank God for you...

Today is our 3rd wedding anniversary...I remember three years ago, I was excited and nervous. Time really fly so fast...we've been married for three years now and we're still counting...It's sad lang that we can't celebrate together. I have no choice but to celebrate it with my daughter later. :D. Looking forward to our fourth ...

Happy Anniversary Beh, I love you so much...And I'm missing you terribly...

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Not having him to celebrate it today, I think I'll just sit back and reminisc our wedding day... much better, watch our wedding video sitting on one of those home theater chairs.




Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Seven Facts About Me



A getting to know me tag which I'm passing on to Kitts, Nette, Eds, Mye, Lilet, Jhona, and Yette

The rules:
A. List these rules on your blog.
B. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
C. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.You’ll have to read on for my 7 facts and see who I tagged.


{F.A.C.T.S on Mhay }


  1. The only veggie I have a hard time eating is squash.

  2. I only eat chocolate if it has nuts of anykind, but my fave is almond.

  3. I used to have stage frights...as in my knees and lips are shaking when faced with a crowd.

  4. I can't drive as well...planning to take some lessons but until now, well...sigh...

  5. I love cooking. I can cook with or without a recipe

  6. I don't have a very good singing voice but I sing...I'm one of the singers in our church.

  7. I'm not brand conscious.
For more facts about me, roam around this page and you'll see :D.. Thanks Vannie for this tag ;)




Running from obligations

Lately, I’ve been receiving calls from commercial collection agencies looking for names of some of our resigned employees. I wonder if they can still collect from these people since as far as I know, they already left the country. That’s what happens when you leave without settling your various obligations. And that I don’t want to happen on me so if ever I leave, I’ll make sure I’ve settled everything. And to these agencies I wish them luck. :)


Monday, July 21, 2008

Manic Monday #126

What's your favorite beach in the world?
None in particular..Haven't been to any beach outside my country. :D

What's the next country you want to visit?
Maybe Hong Kong. Hubby wanted us to meet him next year there.

What one thing are you craving today?
I wanted to get an HP printer for my PC and a 1GB SD card.



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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Another year added!

Though the day was not so nice due to a little hurting words I heard from someone right after church service, I still had a fun birthday celebration with my dear family. Hmmm...who were the top 3 greeters? Hubby was the first person at exactly 12:01 am. Followed by Lilet :D at 6:26 am. and then our VP for Finance.

Also, hubby's gifts arrived last Friday, so I was very Happy. I just hope that next year, he'll be here to celebrate it with me.

I just wish my age would stop at 30, hehehe! But I'm thankful for the blessed 30 years God has given me. Thankful for every blessings each year. Thankful for the loving parents, brother (and brother in laws), sisters, relatives and friends. Thankful for my husband..the love of my life, and daughter my precious jewel.

Happy birthday to me! Cheers! :)

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Gosh, I need to buy a pimple cream!


Friday, July 18, 2008

New addition to the family

Welcome to the family Andre Mikhail!




Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pag-ibig loan computation

Being so much eager to acquire a house through HDMF, I followed a forum about pag-ibig housing loan. I was able to get fresh and useful infos. Aside from that it led me to this site which I think is very much helpful for buyers like me. The tables below is a listing of net incomes and their equivalent housing loan amounts pegged on the loan terms or the number of repayment years. So with this, you can actually have a glimpse of the amount of salary that will be approved for a specific amount of loan.

The two tables below shows the computation of the monthly amortization.


Through this you can now get an idea of the amount of the property you can avail based on your net disposable income and the corresponding monthly amortization. According to some reliable sources, among the four factors used by the Pag-ibig Fund to compute the amount of housing loan that its members may avail of is their monthly net disposable income. So the higher your NDI, the higher amount of loan can be granted by Pag-ibig. Tip: you can understate your monthly expenses to get a higher NDI.

For more information on how to avail a housing loan, visit their website

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Do I need Quinceanera invitations for the house blessing?


Three days before my birthday…

I can’t believe I’m actually turning thirty! Hubby already sent his package for me. I hope it will arrive right on my birthday. I already told him before what I want to get but since he can’t give the one I really really wanted yet…he gave me a PC and a digital cam instead. I was hoping for the DSLR because he promised it to me but I understand. Though I’m still hoping that he’ll send it next time ^_^.

Others may say, I asked petty. I could’ve asked for more! Perhaps one of those luxury watches... It’s my 30th birthday and after 3 days will be our 3rd wedding anniversary. But who needs those expensive gifts? Truth is, I’m happy. I’m excited and deeply touched. ^_^.

New Developer. New Procedure. Back to Zero.

Update on our housing loan application:

So we’ve already withdrawn our application from our previous developer. My agent already returned the requirements I previously submitted. We are now processing documents for the new house we are planning to purchase. Its from a new developer with much more structured policies. The location is still in San Mateo but the lot area is bigger and the house is much better, since it’s a single-attached type.

I already paid the reservation fee last Saturday. Actually the developer didn’t want to accept my reservation since I don’t have enough requirements. They need hubby’s employment contract and an SPA. I only submitted a scanned copy of his employment certificate but I insisted that they accept my reservation since they will be increasing the contract price by 20,000 come Monday.

So this is going to be a lot of work on both hubby and my sides. He will need to go to the Phil embassy and have the SPA notarized and send it thru FedEx. I will have to wait for the documents in order to update his HDMF account and attend counseling on his behalf. Sigh..sigh..sigh… Honestly hubby is quite pissed off with the procedure. He claimed that it’s a lot of work for a busy person like him. He even wanted me to again, withdraw which also pissed me off since I already shed out another big amount. And this time the reservation agreement I signed clearly states that the fee is not refundable. Good thing I was able to enlighten him and encouraged him to just do what needs to be done since every OFW will go through the same procedure whoever developer they get. He later realized that what we got is a good investment. Thank God. But I need to push him to move since we only have 30 days to complete all the requirements.

Compare to the first house we planned to get, the property this time is way better. The village is already developed and the location is pretty nice. The house we got will be constructed after full down payment which is after 6 months or less if we pay in advance. Construction will start after two months. Take out will be after a month. So all in all, we only have less than a year to wait. We’re praying that we’ll be able to process all the necessary documents in time and that there won’t be any problems along the way. I believe that if everything will go smoothly, this is really for us.


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got new tasks today which reminds to update. Need to write about theater seating ^_^ .

Wordless Wednesday #9: Rainy Wednesday



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Have you tried using air tools before?


Monday, July 14, 2008

Manic Monday #9

What do you do when you are feeling very sad or depressed?
I pray...talk to someone ( a friend, or my sister, or husband) about the matter...or listen to music or go somewhere for fresh air.

Who was your first crush?
My classmate way back in gradeschool.

If given a chance to skip work for a day (without repercussions), how would you spend the entire day?
I'll go to a place where me and my daughter can have fun and enjoy the rest of the day.


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Let's do our share.

With the present energy crisis, where fuel and electricity keeps on rising, households should think of ways to save and conserve. A lot of car owners now are opting to use public transports such as buses and trains, which is good because less cars running along public roads, less traffic congestions. I think it’s not practical now to use a car when you can commute with the high cost of fuel at P60 per liter! In the case of electricity, I think houses with wine refrigerators separate from the usual kitchen refs should consider using just one. Also another way to conserve electricity is to unplug appliances that are not in use. Turning them off is not enough. As for me, I unplugged my ref during the night and plug it in the morning. I am not sure yet its effect on my electricity consumption. I’ll find out on my next bill but I hope it will somehow lower my bill.


JULYfe!

This was a tag from Toni...

* 1.Determine your birthday month and get a word that rhymes with it or you can affix to it. Caps lock your birth month (ex: MAYday! JUNE dune, APRILicious, JULYvely, AUGUST pocus, parched MARCH…). Be unique.
* 2.Your birth month plus the word affixed or rhymed shall become the tag’s title in your case.
* 3.Get your birthday and add the digits involved. Example, if your birthday falls on the 25th of July, add 2 and 5 you get 7.
* 4.Whatever is the sum, write a list of the MATERIAL gifts you wish to receive, the number of which shall correspond to the sum of your birthday. For example, applying the case above (in rule number 3), you will write seven (7) things you wish to receive.
* 5.After your wish list, put your name and birthday in the Bloggers’ Birthday Directory, with a link to your blog/s. Note: when you add your birthday, please place it in a way that the dates appear chronological (January, February… 1, 2, 3)
* 6.Pass this tag meme by tagging as many people as you want.

Name: Mhay
Birthday: July 20
Calculation: 2
My Wish List:
  1. A DSLR Cam
  2. A car for the family

Bloggers’ Birthday Directory:

February 16 - Aggie February 23 - Jammy March 7 - Mari March 14 - Toni May 3 - Vannie May 8 - joanjoyce May 27 – Zang Caesar June 1 - Jody July 20 - Mhay September 30 - Mckhoii December 18 - JoshuaOngYS December 19 - Alpha YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE

**I think a number of blogger on my blogroll has taken this tag already so feel free to snag :)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Baby Bump Tag

Milette passed this tag to me....

When I got married, I know that alongside is to build a family. That includes having children. I remember when I first saw that two pink stripes. We we're soooo excited. And my journey to motherhood began...

What I Love About Being Pregnant...

I feel that I'm so much loved by the people around me specially my husband...

The extra concern and attention...

The caring foot massage and back rub...

The excitement of my baby's kicks and the happiness it brings...

the feeling of anticipation and excitement

and the fulfillment of being a mother...

I love being pregnant because it makes me feel honoured that

God has chosen me to give birth to His new creation.



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Rule:

1. Copy from ::Start:: through ::End::.
2. Add your blog to the list.
3. Tag your friends. You don’t need to be tagged in order to join. Feel free to join the fun.
4. Don’t forget to let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE so I can add you to the Pretty Momma LIST.
5. Come back regularly to update your master list! You never know? This might help improve your ranking!

Pretty Preggy Momma’s
1.FunFierceFabulous 2.Me,Myself+2 3.Confessions of a Supermodel Wannabe 4. Momiespace 5.Because Life Is Fun 6.Bits and Pieces 7.The Shopaholic in Me 8.When Silence Speaks 9.Everything About Deye 10. Etc Atbp 11.VanityKit 12.MindBubbles 13.Stripe&Yellow 14.Something Purple 15.Em’s Detour 16.Living the Healthy Life 17.Juls Random Thoughts 18.Thea is bloggerhappy 19.Thea is berry scrappy too 20.BigMoneyList 21. Me and Mine 22. Creative in Me 23. Little Peanut 24. Pea in a Pod 25. Sugar Magnolias 26. Married and Happy About It. 27.YOUR BLOG(s)

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passing this to Kitts, Nette, and Toni.


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A singer in the making...

I heard her singing...and guess what’s the song…?

“pepen..apen..iyo..ashen..
hahaw…amm..tututen…
ipit…itom..iyak..lak..ak..abi gagat!”

[Originally it's:
Penpen de sarapen, de kutsilyo, de almasen
How how the carabao de batuten
Sipit namimilipit, gintong pilak,namumulaklak
Sa tabi ng dagat!” ]

and another….

“totom..kitom..itom..
ahango…hagagat..
ayaki…um ayap…
ihiyap..huyi…
akakat…agat!”

[Which originally is:
“Tong, tong tong tong pakitong kitong
Alimango, sa dagat
Malaki at masarap
Mahirap, mahuli
Sapagkat nangangagat !”]

Both with matching actions pa ha.

I silently laughed while listening to her last night. She was just so cute singing these Filipino nursery rhymes and doing the hand actions. And I know she’s loving and enjoying it coz when she noticed that I was looking and listening at her, she quickly ran to me and asked me to join her. lol!




Monday, July 07, 2008

Week end Snapshot #43

One Sunday afternoon...outside the village. We went out so she can play with her bicycle. Got tired so we rested on the sidewalk.

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Friday, July 04, 2008

What's happening to me?

I know I need to find reasons to be happy although I am not feeling very well, but though I want to it doesn't show. An officemate even noticed that something is bothering me.

It’s been two weeks now since I felt symptoms of gastroineritis again. Maybe this is because of anxiety, stress and unhealthy food intakes. Lately I’ve not been drinking enough water. I splurge on coke, iced tea, salty and acidic foods…I’m bad. If Jerry’s here, I’m sure I won’t be like this.

Aside from this weird feeling I’m having in my stomach, I am anxious of several things...Truth is, I’m depressed. And because of this I am losing the drive to work let alone going to work. I have tons of work to do but I feel like procrastinating. Sigh…I don’t know what’s happening to me.

And now I still need to write something about Boston resumes. The one and only task I got from the sheriff..:(

Oh well, I hope that I’ll be recharged this weekend. I feel stressed out.




Sweet Award

Got this award from Milette, thanks so much sis! :)



And I'm passing this to Kitts, Nice and Lilet