Monday, 30 June 2008

Manic Monday #123

What sound or noise do you love?
- I love the sound of the waves. I just love it because it is so relaxing.

What sound or noise do you hate?
- traffic. I hate it the most and it gives me a terrible headache.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
- I'd like to try working at the hotel here as a receptionist. So far, that's the highest profession I can have but people around me told me that working at the hotel is a very tiring job. It is not the kind of job that I used to imagine and it is not exactly the same like in my homeland.

What profession would you not like to do?
- I want to become a business woman and to have my own business :-). Yeah I know I'm dreaming but who knows? Maybe one day I'll achieve this dream

Gala De Fin d'Année

Our pictures from our belly dancing show last week are not available yet and the dvd as well. I hope we'll have it this week or next week the latest as we won't be having a class for 2 months. Yes, summer time means summer for everything here for all the classes. We're like students too but big students ^-^. As I have said in my other blog, hubby took some shots but all of his shots are blurry. To video and to take several pictures during the show was forbidden because the association had their own photographer and videographer. Although there were some people who took some pix, flashes were forbidden too. That's why it was very difficult for everyone to have a very clear shot.

Surprise With A Twist

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Tired And Resting

Oufff ! What a night! I just finished ironing the entire clothes we have and rearranged it directly in our cabinets. I’m dead and tired and my hands are still shaking. This is one of the things that I hate. If anybody out there who has who is talented enough in inventing a machine that could help my ironing job easier, then, I’ll be very happy and will instantly buy that machine. Good thing that my husband is understanding enough and checked me from time to time and even offered me a glass of very cold water with ice. Too sweet of him right? Now, I’m just taking some rest while blog hopping my friend’s blogs. Have to check this ram too before sleeping.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Feast One Hundred & Ninety Five

What is the weather like today where you live?
- it's summer here finally and it feels really good. I'm enjoying it as it will be automn in the next 3 months.

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how career-minded are you?
- 10. I do know that it will be difficult for me to reach the carreer I wanted to have in my life but I'm not giving up. I'm starting to work at it little by little till I'll reach it.

What type of window coverings do you have in your home? Blinds, curtains, shutters, etc.?
- curtains. I made it myself manullay ^-^

Main Course
Name something that instantly cheers you up.
- Children smiling

How many times do you hit the snooze button on a typical morning?
- Ohhhh many times

Monday, 23 June 2008

I Want This!!!


Eversince I got married, I do know that my life will completely change especially once I’ll be reunited with my husband. I do know that life here is different compared in my homeland and I’ll be responsible in maintaining the cleanliness of the house. My life here is good and I am having 2 incomes but cleaning our house especially doing the vacuum has been my number one enemy. I just hate it really because the vacuum we have is heavy and big and I’m too little for it. Call me funny but it’s absolutely true. I asked hubby if I could change our vacuum and buy a smaller one instead and he instantly answered me back that I could do it anytime I want and buy the one that really pleases me. Yehhaaaa! Perfect timing because I really want to have this small and cordless vacuum that I saw at Dirt Devil. Their vacuums are amazing and and pretty powerful. It’s exactly the one that I need plus it uses 70% less energy only. Cool right? AccuCharge vacuums are the first cordless cleaning technology to earn Energy Star approval. It’s very affordable so all the housewives out there can surely get one for themselves.

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Saturday, 21 June 2008

PhotoHunt 115: Water

A shot from Cap-Ferret when we went there for a tour several weeks ago. It was spring still when I took this picture so it's pretty obvious that the sun isn't that lively yet. Dune de Pyla (sand) is a beautiful view here when it's really sunny especially when you're having a drink or having a tasty meal in one of the restos just infront of the sea.

Luminox Watch For My Uncle

My uncle is a local police officer and he’s been searching for the different models and styles of Luminox watches as he wanted to have one for himself. I just sent him an email and told him that it will be easy for him to find one if he’ll check it online. I do know that the models in the local mall in his place has very limited designs only compared to the different online shops. To my uncle, I am absolutely sure that you’ll be checking this blog as I just gave you the links of my 3 blogs ^-^. Feel free to check LA Police Gear shop. Maybe the things and accessories that you need for your profession are available here. How about this model above? Like it?

Friday, 20 June 2008

Friday 5: Too Much for My Taste

What’s too spicy for your tastes?
- too spicy for me? I love spicy foods because I love spices ^-^ but that food that I found too spicy for my taste was the noodles I tried I guess in Eurasie. I poured in the entire chili sauce and when I ate it, goodness, I was not far to cry and to ask for a galon of water.

What’s too sweet for your tastes?
- chocolate cakes, chocolate ice cream, strawberries and pastries.

What’s too salty for your tastes?
- salt and this menu I tried too at the french resto. I forgot if it was pork or something but it was salty.

What’s too bitter for your tastes?
- coffee

What’s too sour for your tastes?
- I like sweet and sour foods. Sour alone is a big no no for me!

Saturday, 14 June 2008

To Explore The World

Travelling has always been my passion since I was a kid. To anonymous by the way who said that I married a french guy because I haven’t travelled in my entire life. Just want to inform you that you are completely wrong and for your info, I have travelled already in different places when I was still in PI using my own salary. Anyway, your comment and time are very much appreciated though J.

Speaking about travelling, it is my passion still and really would like to visit Venice this year and Rome. Paris is always in my list still even if I’ve been there many times. I’m pretty sure that you guys are dreaming of exploring the other places too. Right? Travelling can be expensive at times because of the hotels or let’s just say the accommodations but once we’ll find the right establishment that offers interesting deals and promos, then, we’ll surely be very lucky. My friend referred me because they’ve tried this. Their apartments and hotels are pretty interesting though especially their hotels in Gran Canaria. Watching the different photos make me really want to visit one of these places for this upcoming summer but don’t know yet if we’ll be exploring Provence first before visiting the other countries.

Friday, 13 June 2008

Friday 5 for June 13: Who?

Who gave you your last balloon, and what was the occasion?
- last balloon? Oufff, that was years ago. Hmmm a birthday I think

Who gave you your last scolding, and what was it for?
- hubby hehehe. He scolded me because of my craziness. I guess I was teasing him and didn't realized that I'm hurting him physically.

Who gave you your last attaboy, and why?
- hmmmmmm

Who gave you your last haircut?
- my hairstylist at my favorite salon.

Who gave you your last massage?
- hubby

Thursday, 12 June 2008

What A Day!

What a very busy day I’ve got today. I did all the laundry, did the grocery, cleaned the kitchen and the toilet, rearranged the shower room and changed some things in the kitchen. Minutes from now I’ll be working and right after that will be my belly dancing class. What a day! I am really tired and my body is super dead. When I am really that busy like today, it makes me feel like I’m old already and need to have a relax at the spa but I couldn’t do that as it is expensive. The only way for me to relax is by applying my own anti wrinkle cream and cucumber on my eyes and then my facial. A music with very soft melody is present too. Oks right? I’ll save several €€ by doing it.

Nothing Special

I am all alone here at home once again. When it’s like this and I miss my husband, I just instantly open our photo albums. Oh, he’s just at work you know but I miss it when he’s here at home because the house is noisy and is filled with laughters. We tease each other a lot and we do act like kids too. As it is hot now here (summer will be next week I guess), I miss the times when we went in Philippines and had a wonderful time especially by diving, snorkelling and island hopping together. I miss my home really and the beach. Hubby and I are like fishes because we both love the water especially during the day. We’re active when the day is really good and we’re lazy too when the day is dull and cold. What do we do when the weather is not so good? We play billiards together! I miss this too. I still remember he told me that I always cheated him when we’re playing billiards. Hmmm, secret lolz ^-^. If only we have the space here at home, it will be a very great idea to purchase one. I really want to have one because I saw a store that offers nice deals for billiards and PoolDawg Review is something that caught my eyes. Well, let’s see.

What Kind of Food Are You?

You Are Italian Food

Comforting yet overwhelming.

People love you, but sometimes you're just too much.

It's quiz time once again! The last time I took a quiz for my blog was last month I guess so I grabbed one now as it is my target to post at least 2 quizzes minimum for my blog each month. Well, as we're changing our menu plan here at home and we're talking about foods, I decided to grab this one. Here, there are many frozen foods and we do know that it's not really that good for us. As a woman, I wanted to know which food is really good for us that's healthy and yummy at the same time. It turned out it's Italian cuisines. I do served pasta here at home every week but pasta without sauce is a different story. I'm trying to think of an alternative for the sauce but hubby doesn't like the idea without it. Hmmm, any suggestions?

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Stroller For Your Baby


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Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Finger Lickin Good

Days ago, I was really craving for KFC chicken. I went there with my husband and it was the second time. When I'm really in the mood and is dying to eat KFC chicken, I am very much willing to take a bus and a tramway just to go at this fastfood even if there's a McDo here nearby at home. KFC has always been my favorite fastfood aside from Jollibee when I was still in PI but now that I'm in this country, there's no Jollibee at all and when my friend first told me that there's KFC here, I was very happy till now. I don't really care if their menus are different compared back home but I just love spicy chicken. Too bad because they don't have the gravy and they don't have macaroni salad too. It could have been better instead of giving me a ketchup as a dip. For 6 chicken, ice tea and fries, it costed me 6 euros. Mahal no?

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Bon Nuit

Okay, my eyes are now weary and I am now sleepy too. I had a long and not so good day today but hoping that tomorrow will be a very good sunday for me. Have to do our groceries (hubby did the grocery but misses many things) later on and have to visit my friend who gave birth last week to a healthy baby girl. What a sched right? But before I’ll finally go in bed, have to check medicare advantage first because a friend asked me some infos about it.

Seek For A Help

Home investment has always been each individual’s dream to have. It takes years for others to make this dream come true while for others took them not that really long. In some cases, some home owners are having a problem on how to save this investment because their debt is higher than their income and mortgage companies are chasing after them. At this situation, it is best to seek for a foreclosure help at the earliest time as possible. That’s the best solution and never be afraid to tell your family the real situation.

What A Problem

These last days, I’ve noticed that my laptop is acting crazy once again. Few minutes ago, I was typing a very long letter through MS Word and suddently, my laptop automatically resets. Rgrgrgrg! It’s very disappointing because I forgot to save the file and have to start the entry all over again. I don’t know what’s wrong with this and if the problem comes from the system memory but I hope not. I just did something with the memory several months ago huhuhuhu. Anybody out there encountered this kind of problem too?

Balikbayan Box For Them

Oufff! I’ve got several small boxes here already filled with many things for my family in PI. I bought several shirts, polos, chocolates, soaps, shoes, toys and many others for each member of the family. I’m doing this in advance to really make sure that I won’t forget anything once I’ll receive the big balikbayan box. Hopefully, they’ll receive this package before Christmas and just right in time of our arrival back home. When I imagine that, I know that all of them will be smiling from ear to ear.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Alternative Source Of Income

Wow ! A friend of mine left me a message in my messenger saying that she received her second payment from Clickbooth Affiliate Network. Isn’t it great? I mean blogging has indeed helped us in some ways especially the women and stay at home moms out there. I’m not surprise at all in the last weeks when I saw a survey saying that bloggers are rampantly increasing as each month passes by. As life is expensive at present time, it’s really good to have an alternative source of income online through blogging.

Aside from doing sponsored post, affiliate programs are an alternative option in monetizing one’s blog. The good thing about it is that when you become a publisher, you’ll just copy paste the html codes of the banner on your blog/site. Simple and easy! You’ll instantly get $10 bonus for every single referral you’ll have aside from the 2% gross referral credit. Not bad right? I am a publisher too and I’ll definitely admit that my income from blogging is bigger compared to the income I have from my work. Either you’ll be a full-time or part-time blogger, you’ll surely earn something from your blog. Try your luck online!

Friday, 6 June 2008

Bon Anniversaire Mon Amour

Yesterday was my hubby's birthday. That's the main reason why I wasn't around online yesterday. I've been so busy especially yesterday. When the clock sticked at 12 midnight (June 5), I instantly sung a birthday song for me as I was carrying my surprise cake for him (I baked it). This year's bday celebration for him was very simple. As I don't have enough time to make errands because I've got driving class till lunch, work in the afternoon and belly dancing class, I just served a very simple meal for us. He loved it of course especially that the mussels were really tasty. Let's just say, a romantic dinner for two.

To my beloved husband, Je t'aime beaucoup! You know how lucky I am to have you in my life and how proud I am of your talents and capabilities. Can't ask for anything else except for us to have a baby very soon. Wanna see the little version of you running around the house very soon :-). Happy birthday Mon Amour! *muah*

Late post

Get This For Yourself

People, lend me your eyes and ears because OpticsPlanet now offers amazing discounts on mostly of their items. Their products like Night Vision Scopes and binoculars, telescopes, hunting accessories, outdoor gears, eyewears and many others are of reduced prices. That simply means that everybody can afford to own these things on their own without worrying their budget at all. Aside from that, they also offer FREE ground shipping on the items ordered worth $29.95 and above. Not bad huh? Perfect place to shop especially for outdoor lovers out there who are dreaming to have a wild adventure this upcoming summer.

Feast One Hundred & Ninety Two

When you drink soda/pop/coke, do you prefer to drink it from the bottle, a can, or after pouring it into a cup?
- after pouring it into a glass with ice. I prefer it that way because the bubbles are lesser.

What television show are you willing to stay up late to watch?
- Dr. House, CSI :-)

Name one person, place, or thing you think of as brilliant.
- Venice hehe. I just love to visit this place in the near future.

Main Course
Would you be willing to work 4 10-hour days instead of 5 8-hour days in order to save gas?
- I am very much willing to work 10 hours per day and as I don't drive, no problem for me because I just commute by bus or probably will be going at work using bicycle (it's the trend here). It's cheaper that way instead of using a car but I'm still dreaming of having my own car.

If you were a superhero, what would you call yourself?
- Super A hehehe

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Cruises Baby

Have you been thinking of travelling somewhere and to experience the greatest adventure of your lifetime? Let me tell you that this is indeed very possible for you to achieve this kind of goal. Cruises are not a bad option at all especially if you’ve been thinking of Greek Island Cruises. Cruise allows you to relax and enjoy the sound of the sea in the grand deck and of course, it also allows you to really take advantage of the sun. Sounds great isn’t it? Others maybe thinking that cruises are quite boring but I don’t think so. As far as I know, cruises organize different activities while inside the vessel. A grand ball is one of the famous activities while cruisin’ baby.

Cruises always sounds very interesting for me. Why? For me, I do think that lovers and family members will surely enjoy it. For family getaway for example, Carnival Cruises will surely be a very great idea especially for the kids. Children of all ages will never get bored and it’s a good idea also for them to unwind especially during their class breaks. Look nowhere else when it comes to cruising because will make your dream vacation come true. Check their Celebrity Cruise Line and experience a luxurious vacation of your dream.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Let's Act And Help These Kids Now!

I was very free this morning and decided to visit one of Philippines online site where I’ll have all the infos as to what’s going on within the country and in the regions. One article really captivated my heart and it is about this boy who’s suffering from scoliosis. I am not a rich woman even if I am living in a foreign country but it has been in my plans to organize a fund raising project here in France to help the children and the people. I’ve been very vocal about this plan towards the french people and I am thinking of making an appointment at the embassy or to talk to somebody here for me to be able to organize a small something. I’ve talked about this project from a friend and we have the same ideas. It’s hard to make this project turn to a reality at the soonest time as I could but I do believe that I’ll manage to do it in the next months or in the next years.

My friends, here’s the entire article and maybe some of us here could help this boy in some ways for him to have a normal life. Here it is:

Suffering from scoliosis… Earth Hernandez would often be in pain.

But he is not losing hope…kind-hearted donors will help him in undergoing treatment.

Earth laments his condition.

“Bakit ako nagkaganito, bakit ako hindi pinapagamot… Pa minsan po ay nakirot po ang likod ko, pag nalamig,” said Earth.

Ten-year old Earth Hernandez has been asking these questions for quite a long time now. He says it is sad that he cannot go through the needed treatment because of poverty.

Earth’s mother Myrisia is saddened by the condition of her only living child.

“Nagkaanak po ako ng apat, tatlo pong babae, isa pong lalake, ngayon namatay po yung tatlo. Hindi ko nga po malaman kung bakit nagkaganun po ang ano ng mga anak ko. Baka daw po yung aming genes ay hindi magka-compatible. Tanggap ko na po iyon, kaya lang po masakit sa loob ko dahil ito, maysakit pa po sya.”

From General Nakar, Quezon, a concerned kababayan brought nanay Myrisia and Earth to Manila… Full of hope that the child would be given the chance to live longer.

Their Good Samaritan named Normelita felt compassion for Earth’s plight.

“Nakita ko talaga yung kahirapan nila.Sa kanya na rin po nagmula, sa bata, na gusto daw talaga niyang mabuhay ng normal yung katawan niya. Ang sabi ko sa kanya gagawa tayo ng paraan,” she said.

An only child, Earth is the only treasure of his parents. Through your compassion, Earth could stay with them longer… and pursue his dreams.

Earth has an appeal, so he can eventually get medical help. “Sana po ako’y inyong tulungan, sana po ako’y maoperahan.”

I have two nieces and one nephew and everytime I see kids or hear something bad relating to kids, it really makes me feel bad especially when I know that they’re suffering into something. This blog may land into people’s home coming from the different countries of the world and I’m asking you guys to share a little of your blessings to the less fortunate one’s. You may help these kids thru BANTAY BATA 163. Check BANTAY BATA 163 site here for more infos and on how you’ll be able to help and reach out these filipino kids.

God bless to the people with BIG hearts!

Monday, 2 June 2008

Lighting And Ceiling Fan

Thinking of the upcoming summer, the very first thing that comes into my mind is the hotness. Summer is always hot of course and that would simply mean that our bedroom needs to be rescued. We have to make a decision so soon and have to choose one of the best ceiling fans we saw online. I remember how hot it was here last year and it was quite difficult for me to really sleep well. In the morning, hubby and I were both perspiring and we don’t want to experience that once again for this year. Hubby and I made a deal that he’ll be the one who’ll be paying for the ceiling fan and I’ll be responsible for the forecast lighting. I made this deal because I know that he’s not going to buy the lighting I want for our foyer. By doing this, I can choose any models and styles that I want without asking his opinion. I’m bad right? Sometimes, he doesn’t like the way I organize the things here at home because he finds it very feminine that’s why, it’s best to organize and to rearrange our things out without telling him anything about it ^-^. Have to remind him as well tonight to look for a very good under cabinet lighting coz I’m feed up of the lightning we have.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

His Dream TV

My father is a big techy person. Last year, I bought them a 24 inc colored tv and soon, he wishes to have a flat tv and a plasma mount. Flat TV is a little bit expensive compared to the usual models but I wanted them to experience the best viewing experience when they’re watching their favorite movies. I can’t afford it yet at the moment but I’m saving because I’m planning to grant my father’s wish. When it’s december, it’s expected that my pocket will be empty once again. Oufff!

Weird Me

I wanted to work on the different pictures I took but I am too lazy to check my shots. My vision are that working and it’s very difficult for me today to realize if the shot is ok already or not or if I need to edit something. Grgrgrg! I hate it when I’m like this especially when my braind doesn’t work. I don’t know why but times like these do happen to me. I have to look for a weight loss supplement or a diet pill for my sister online but I just don’t have the guts to do it. Waaaaaa! What’s wrong with me?