I love PDF!

May 28, 2010

I am so thankful for finding out about this pdf search engine! See, I love documents saved in PDF format because they are easy to navigate and you need not worry about formatting and stuff. So whenever possible, I only download research and reports in this format. So when I saw this search engine, I am positively thrilled. I sometimes cannot open word documents because of the old version that I am using but with pdf, I need not worry about such things. The search engine also works well for looking at company presentations from corporate websites. I sometimes save them in pdf format just to save disk space but now that I can search for them, it will sure save me some more time and effort that I can use for blogging, ha ha. Just wanted to share my find with you before I take the time off now from blogging and start with my research for this project I am working on! Thanks pdf search engine for making my job a lot easier.

Mommy Moments: Motherhood

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I am blessed with a loving husband and 3 wonderful, wonderful kids. Indeed, God has been very kind to me. If you ask me before I had a child if I am capable of loving somebody else more than myself and more than life itself, I would have replied with a resounding "Hell, no!" But now that I am a mother, I do know the feeling. I have known no greatest joy from the love that my kids have given me and my biggest fear is that harm should come to them. It is really a blessing to have been given the chance to become a mother, and I feel so thankful

Simple joys of motherhood are these priceless cuddling that shows how much love there is between me and my kids.

I wish I could stay home and take care of my kids more but I need to work so I just do the best that I can. Thankfully, my own mother is always there to help.

Check out other Mommy Moments entries for this week!

Litratong Pinoy: Numero

May 27, 2010

Pasasaan ba at makukuha din ng nanay ko ang mga tamang numero! At sa palagay ko, hindi lang ang nanay ko ang matagal ng nag-iisip kung ano nga ba ang lalabas. Ha ha, ang lotto, bow!

For People with Disability

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am very glad to have found out about NMEDA, an organization that aims to promote safer transportation option for people with disability. They are an association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists and other professionals whose main objective is to give people with disability the freedom to drive or be transported. I am sure it means a lot for them to be able to move with freedom and dignity despite their disability.

It is important for us to know about these things especially if we are caring for our loved ones. We must remember that safety is always the primary consideration. We cannot use for another person a vehicle fitted for another. Each person has different sets of needs and capabilities that must be evaluated before you go ahead and purchase a vehicle. Make sure that your dealer has passed the NMEDA Quality Assurance Program. It is your personal guarantee that they have consistently passed the accreditation requirements of the industry.

So if you have special transportation and vehicle needs for your loved ones, make sure to check out NMEDA.org and see if there is a qualified dealer near your area. Remember that we should never sacrifice the comfort and safety of people with disability just to save a little money. In the long run, it really pays to talk with dealers who are not only part of a group that raises awareness on the special needs of persons with disability, but also consistently adhere to set standards of quality.

Remember to check if there are qualified dealers in your area!

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Certified Public Accountant

May 26, 2010

Our neighbor's granddaughter just passed the CPA licensure exams and you can imagine how proud she is. You can hear the pride in her voice as she talks about how her granddaughter worked so hard during her college days and how she did the same during her reviews. Manang made her quit her job so she can concentrate on her review. And Manang also made sure that she gets enough food and sleep and love and emotional support. And their efforts paid off!

I was talking to her just last night and she plans on learning more about option trading because she just might get a job as finance manager of an investment company. Aside from that , she has to learn trading, derivatives, stocks and a whole lot more. I told her it would be best if she study to become a CFA. But at the moment, I told her to just enjoy the moment and the fruits of her labor. It would be too soon for her to be thinking about getting a new job and studying at the same time. But I guess she has to take the plunge sooner than later! And when she does, I know that this certified public accountant will go a long way! Congratulations again, Jinky!

My Men and their Basketball game

My husband joined the senior basketball league in our barangay which started about a month ago. Here is a picture below of my husband wearing his number 6 jersey, with the name of my youngest at the back. My eldest son took the picture, which was taken during their parade., where he was his dad's photographer There are no fixed schedules of the games but so far, my husband has missed only one game. Last night at 8pm, he was called at home to suit up and play!

Of course the whole family was there to cheer him up. My eldest son, who also played basketball during the December league is the noisiest. He would clap loudly whenever his dad got his hands on the ball. He would point and shout to his dad's teammates to pass the ball to his father. Thankfully, my husband did not disappoint his son! He was in the game during the first and last quarter and actually made some good moves. Note the tone of surprise coming from me? Yeah, well he love basketball, but he watches more than he plays so I was not sure if he still has it.

So after the game, my eldest son posted this note on our ref. I just had to smile as my son and husband discussed the merits of the game and his performance. He made 5 points he said, and 2 assists. And then they were at it again, my son telling my husband that he should have done this and that. Oh well, good thing father and son had basketball in common! It was heartwarming!

Post It Note Tuesday: Here Comes the Rain!

May 25, 2010

LP 63: Pamilya

May 20, 2010

Kung tatanungin mo ako kung ako ay mayaman, ang isasagot ko sa iyo ay Oo! Mayaman ako sa pagmamahal ng pamilya ko, na sa awa ng Poong Maykapal, ay kapiling ko araw-araw. Hindi pa naman namin kinakailangang magsakripisyo at maghiwa-hiwalay, para magtrabaho sa ibang bansa. Nakakaya pa naman naming matugunan ang mga pangangailan ng pamilya kahit dito lang kami. Minsan kulang, minsan sapat, pero sama-sama!

At meron pang mga bihirang pagkakataon na nakakaipon (o nakakaswerte ng sale!) na nakakabyahe kaming pamilya. Kuha ang mga larawang ito sa Bohol nung December 2008. Ang saya!

At mukhang mauulit ito muli ngayong July, kasi naka-sale ako ng ticket sa Cebu Pacific. Walo kami, kasama ang biyenan ko at nanay at kapatid ko, na bibiyahe papuntang Boracay! Wow, kumpleto ang pamilya! Ang saya-saya!Justify Fullt

Getting Serious with blogging

May 19, 2010

It has been one and a half year since I started blogging for fun and I guess it is now time to up the ante, so to speak and make serious money from his blog. You say too ambitious, I say realistic. You say no way, I say I will make a way!

So do you think its time to get help from a search engine optimization company? Seriously, I have no idea how to make this blog rank in search engines. It has mostly been a hit and miss for me. I also have no knowledge on blogging from other platforms other than blogger and I have no time yet to learn. So while I think its really time to get serious with blogging, I meant to seek some help. So I will now look for help on blogging forums and seek free tutorials from friend.

But of course, I will not forget why I started blogging in the first place: to share my ideas and gain friends! And share parenting tips, travel tips and anything under the sun! So if you have any tips on getting this blog to becoming more serious, please let me know! So here is to more income from blogging!

Post It Note Tuesdays

May 18, 2010

I Want a New Phone

May 17, 2010

My ever trusted Nokia 6300 is dying on me and I want a new phone. I saw this baby with our security guard and I was like, I want I want! I have a company-issued phone that has long since said goodbye so I need to buy one for myself. If only we have business phone systems at work, then this wont be such a problem. See, my boss called me a while ago and mid conversation, the phone just went dead! I had to snatch my friend's phone to call him back.

So I want this baby here, a Nokia E63, which Kiranz here called an ultimate phone. So if my husband is reading this, you know what I want :-)

Mommy Moments: My Mother's Day Card

May 13, 2010

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I was teary-eyed and overwhelmed and happy when my kids gave me this mother's day card. They are so sweet!

I feel so blessed to have them in my life. They are God's greatest gift to me. Thank you!

First Computerized Election Experience

May 10, 2010

We woke up early, just had coffee and was at the precinct to participate in the country's first ever computerized elections. We were there at 815am, and there were maybe some 50 voters ahead of us. But there was only one teacher, and senior citizens who were allowed to vote first took long to cast their votes. There were also missing names in the list even if they have their voters identification cards. There were also a lot of those "singit" so it took us 3 and a half hours to vote. Despite the heat and the long lines, I personally consider my voting experience hassle-free. Even when my ballot caused a paper jam which was immediately remedied after I took it out again and press clear.

Here are some pictures of our voting experience:

This was on the street on the way to the school. I guess the trees and the electric cables were already taken.

There were enough instructions on where the clustered precincts were so we already knew we were at the top most floor. There were 10 PCOS machines in the whole school.

A PPCRV volunteer helping us find our precinct numbers to make it easy for the BEI to find our names in the voters list.
An Erap worker sporting her allegiance with this tattoo sticker.
The banners of candidates outside the school. I wonder who will clean up this mess? I hope they do it immediately so that they will not clog our drainage.

Mommy Moments: Motherly Advice

May 7, 2010

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Other than giving you all a motherly advice, I would like to share this forwarded email I got today entitled Before I was a Mom and I would like to dedicate this to my own mother, Mila.

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom.

To my mom, thank you for teaching me to become a good mother. I love you!

Post It Note Tuesdays: I Want to Vote!

May 5, 2010

Munting Buhangin Beach, Nasugbu Batangas

May 4, 2010

We went to Nasugbu Batangas for an outing with my husband's office mates last Labor Day weekend. We had no reservation at any of the resorts there, although we meant to check out the L Caraz resort in Nasugbu. We arrived at 1am, and there were no rooms or cottages available. The next available room will be at 11am and we didn't want to wait. We checked out availability of the other resorts there, but we were not lucky. Our only criterion were a room, a karaoke and the beach but during peak season, all were not available. Fortunately for us, we found a very good guide, who not only showed of many resorts to choose from, and when we were not satisfied, told us that we can hire and boat and check out the other side of the beach. And that we did!

So we travelled by boat for 15 minutes and arrived at the beach which at night looked very good to us. We checked out two resorts: the first one had a pool, the rent for the cottage was P1,500 and entrance fee was P200 per person. The one just right beside it had no pool but entrance was only P75 and the cottage was P700 and they would let us cook our food for a very minimal fee! The choose the latter, of course since we were there for the beach and not the pool. By then tit was 230am and I promptly fell asleep on the table!

I woke up at 630 am and here are some pictures of the beach were we landed!

Those jet skis were for hire at P3,500 an hour, and kayaks at P450 per hour. Too pricey for us though. There was even a banana boat but we didn't bother asking how much, ha ha!

The huge structure above is Terrazas de Punta Fuego and they had a nice beachfront. My friend who works at Fuego told me that had I called her, we could have free access to the pool at Terrazas. Next time!

We were happy to discover that we were in Munting Buhangin for less the price. When we checked out the rates at Munting Buhangin, entrance fee was P190 for a overnight stay and nipa cottages were at P3,500. And we paid only a quarter of that! Since it was peak season, that part of the beach was crowded and noisy, while ours was very relaxed. We congratulated ourselves for having found a good bargain. Then we realized that we paid P1,800 for the boat ride. But we quickly charged it to experience, he he!

The beach itself was very nice. If I have to say it again, I will! But just look at the photos!

This was our cottage and since we were only eleven, it suited us just fine.

The sand was not white, but the boatmen said it is when dry. But it was very fine and there were no pebbles at all. The beach was also relatively clean.

By afternoon, there were many people at the beach already, but not too crowded. There was a steady arrival of people by boat.

We also had nice henna tattoos for only a quarter of the price we would have paid for it if we were in Boracay, only P100! A steal, and the artists were kind enough to retouch out tattoes everytime we would scratch it

While riding the boat going back to Nasugbu again, here was a very nice view!

And this lovely sunset when we were just ready to leave Nasugbu!

Yes, we will definitely come back to Nasugbu and this wonderful stretch of beach!


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