Friday, December 10, 2010

It's Another Dream Come True

A wife's wish is to have a second baby after almost three years of having her first one and now God has granted her wish. How lucky and happy she is to be holding another new born baby in her arms soon. I got a positive result on my home pregnancy test this morning! Cheers to me and my husband for we have waited for this for five months. I don't mind whether it's a boy or girl, all I care about is to have two kids and we're done with having children. Having two kids has been my ultimate goal and now it's here, I FEEL BLESSED AND OVERJOYED! 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Another Year Older

My better half celebrated his 54th birthday last November 12 but I just now posted his photos for some reason. To him, his birthday doesn't matter and that he hates it. I told him that he should be thankful he has had another year to celebrate his life. He probably doesn't like the idea that he's getting old but for me it is just okay because that only means he is still alive.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

10 quirky facts about kissing

Think you know a thing or two about kissing? You probably do. But the facts below are so off the beaten path, we’ll bet you don’t know them all — and they could come in handy. Not only could they provide some steamy “Did you know…?” small talk, but they’ll help you see all the benefits a satisfying liplock can bring into your life. Happy smooching!

1. Two out of every three couples turn their heads to the right when they kiss.

2. A simple peck uses two muscles; a passionate kiss, on the other hand, uses all 34 muscles in your face. Now that’s a rigorous workout!

3. Like fingerprints or snowflakes, no two lip impressions are alike.

4. Kissing is good for what ails you. Research shows that the act of smooching improves our skin, helps circulation, prevents tooth decay, and can even relieve headaches.

5. The average person spends 336 hours of his or her life kissing.

6. Ever wonder how an “X” came to represent a kiss? Starting in the Middle Ages, people who could not read used an X as a signature. They would kiss this mark as a sign of sincerity. Eventually, the X came to represent the kiss itself.

7. Talk about a rush! Kissing releases the same neurotransmitters in our brains as parachuting, bungee jumping, and running.

8. The average woman kisses 29 men before she gets married.

9. Men who kiss their partners before leaving for work average higher incomes than those who don’t.

10. The longest kiss in movie history was between Jane Wyman and Regis Tommey in the 1941 film, You’re in the Army Now. It lasted 3 minutes and 5 seconds. So if you’ve beaten that record, it’s time to celebrate!

Laura Schaefer is the author of Man with Farm Seeks Woman with Tractor: The Best and Worst Personal Ads of All Time.

Article lifted from its ORIGINAL SOURCE

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Moment Captured

One of the most unforgettable and exciting moments of my life was captured during my husband's marriage proposal to me on June 21,2004. I was just lucky to have someone took pictures of us during that moment.

It was when I turned exactly 21 years old when I got engaged to my fiance' then now my husband. It has been six long years since we've known each other. Oh how sweet to look back at those times when we were just lovers. The time spent with each other was precious for we were thousands of miles apart before we could be together as husband and wife. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fullfilled Married Woman

That was one wild fulfilling morning we had. Life is good when you are sexually fulfilled!!! Yooooooooohoooooooo!

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Very Terrible Nightmare

What's the most horrible dream a mother could dream about her baby is for the baby to be in danger. I dreamed about being shot at a hundred times in my dreams this morning. It made me shiver when I finally woke up from this horrible nightmare.

My dream actually started in our neighborhood in the Philippines where the neighbor I hated had built their house so big that I gaze upon it from below and I thought the roof was so high and the house itself was big. When I turn to our house , we had 3 and the newly built one was as big as the neighbor's.

Second dream was in our house here in America where there were a sudden attack of small kids at first invading Jadyn's food and toys, tearing off the sidewall so they could get in and mess up inside. Then people from a long trip got inside the house too went to the kitchen and demanded me to cook them food bec. they are hungry..I thought what the hell??? I don't know these people here and they acted like I am their slave...

Third dream that really scared me was in an open ground, me and my baby were attending a program that time along with thousands of crowd when all of the sudden airplanes and helicopters soaring very low above us. Then one moment later, we were being shot at continously. We were told to get down on the ground so we will be able to dodge the bullets..many were dead..and I tried to crawl slowly where my baby was just to get her to the safe area behind the tree..

I was glad I made it and we hid in the tree waiting for them to be done firing. Then it calmed down a bit, officers in the helicopter came to us and I asked him... WE ARE AMERICANS TOO WHY ARE BEING SHOT AT BY YOUR PEOPLE? He couldn't answer me instead he gave me that evil smile and started firing again. That time we were no exception, we were hit by the bullets and the baby too...hohoho I was so scared when I woke up realizing that I couldn't protect my baby from danger....

On the other hand, I was glad it was just a dream..just a very terrible nightmare and my baby was very alive sleeping beside me in the bed...

Monday, October 11, 2010

6 habits that keep couples happy

If I read something that is worth reading, I make sure I won't miss sharing it here on my blog so my readers will be able to read it too and hopefully apply it to themselves and in their marriage. So here's another wonderful article that is worth your time folks. Enjoy!

Habit #1: Catch romance where you can
“You may start out with chocolates and roses, but the likelihood of being able to sustain that feeling with a busy schedule is pretty unlikely,” says JoAnn Magdoff, Ph.D., a New York City-based psychotherapist. Successful couples learn to build a bubble of romance at unexpected times — during their daily commute, while doing laundry — and in low-impact ways, whether that be a long, lingering smooch or just holding hands. In other words, the next time you hear yourself say “Oh, look, we’ve got 15 minutes to ourselves,” make use of it — that’s what keeps the spark alive.

Habit #2: Fight fair
Believe it or not, learning to fight right is an important part of keeping chemistry alive. Why? Because if you are constantly cutting each other down, it’s hard to feel mutually amorous. “There is no such thing as a relationship without disagreements,” says David Wygant, author of Always Talk to Strangers. “But if there is an understanding that your partner can come to you with any dissension without being attacked, you will have an honest relationship comprised of ‘open discussions’ rather than ‘fights.’” Debra Tobias, who has been happily married for almost 10 years to her husband Steve, agrees. “Steve and I have learned to listen to each other when we’re upset and we admit when we’re wrong,” says Tobias. “We also make a rule of never, ever saying ‘I told you so’ no matter how much we might want to say it.” The result is that their chemistry doesn’t wane because they never let their arguments escalate to a personal level. Focus on the issue at hand instead of throwing verbal punches.

Habit #3: Nurture your separate selves
Going off to your book club when your sweetie’s out golfing isn’t a sign you two are drifting apart. On the contrary, developing individual interests allows for a richer life as a couple. By taking little “couple breaks,” you gain a greater appreciation of the gifts your partner brings to your life and you have more to offer as well. “It’s very attractive to be independent sometimes,” says Magdoff. “You feel better about yourself and you’re less demanding of your partner when you’re together.” After all, taking some personal responsibility for your own well-being relieves the other person of the pressure to “provide” happiness — so go ahead and nurture some solo adventures. That’ll also keep each of you stocked with plenty of adventures to chat about, which also builds your bond.

Habit #4: Take on a project together
Separate interests aside, exploring new ground together is also important since it strengthens your history of shared experiences. Jo Smith and her husband of four years found this out when they committed to running their first 10K together. “We were training together, carbo-loading and hydrating together, running the race together and ultimately succeeding together when we both finished,” says Smith. “It brought a whole new level of closeness to our relationship because of the time we spent learning as a duo during this endeavor.” Couples who take on adventures together get a sense of daring and accomplishment that can really kick up their chemistry!

Habit #5: Don’t let your physical attraction for each other dwindle
No doubt about it, couples with healthy libidos have no problem keeping chemistry cooking. (That whole “couples’ desire for each other naturally fades over time” excuse? Not true.) The trick to injecting more electricity into a lagging love life has to do with trying new things — sure, it can be easy to work on tricks and techniques when you first meet, but people’s preferences can, and do, change over time. “In interviewing people on the topic of physical intimacy, it became clear that the couples who were the most satisfied were also the ones who were open to some experimentation,” says Catlett. This isn’t to say you suddenly have to become a wild thing, though. Even returning to the basics you may have abandoned along the way — lots of kissing and eye contact, for example — can make the usual encounter feel very different… and much more intimate.

Habit #6: Engage in some mutual admiration
In order for chemistry between two people to thrive, there needs to be mutual respect. “It’s about putting yourself in the role of an observer of your partner,” says Magdoff. “Watch them ‘perform’ — I’m not saying they need to do a song and dance for you — just pay attention to the everyday things that remind you why you find them so special.” Then, make it a point to lob compliments their way. “A good exercise is to occasionally create a mental list of the qualities you dig about your partner, and to occasionally share one of your thoughts with the one you love,” says Wygant. Because the reality is, you’ll always want to be around someone who thinks you’re fantastic.

Kimberly Dawn Neumann is a New York City-based writer whose work has appeared in such publications as Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Fitness.

Lifted from its original source YAHOO MATCH

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Compliment About My Husband

I talked to our travel agent (who is also a Filipina) an hour ago for our ticket confirmation and she said something to me that flattered me so much about my husband. She was telling me that she was impressed with my husband before because he fulfilled his promise to his Filipina wife.

Lily Bogan asked him if I could just fly with other Filipinas to the US so he can save some money but he insisted in going to pick me up. That part there is what impressed the agent. As a wife, upon hearing that makes me feel so loved and very flattered knowing that it came from somebody I don't know...

I should have known how lucky I am to have a husband like my Sandy for he truly is a wonderful man, a good provider to our family, a devoted husband and most of all a hard-working man. He gives us a comfortable life and  arms so strong and secure. Thank God for I am so blessed!

Monday, September 27, 2010

His Gift

I just finished wrapping up my gift for my husband for our anniversary. I am kind of counting the days 'till we turn six years in our marriage. I hope he likes what I'm gonna give him. I didn't mind buying him this expensive thing for I seldom give him something...and when I do, I make sure it is nice and unique. Along with it is an anniversary card with long a message from my heart written into words.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Big Difference Between Name-Brand And Store-Brand

I consider myself a good shopper although sometimes I pick up stuff from the grocery store that are higher in prices. Most of the time though I choose to buy stuff that are store-brands. It is a lot cheaper than name-brand ones yet they contain the same ingredients as the latter. I have learned to shop wisely through a friend who taught me to look at prices not the known labels so I won't be fooled by them. It saves us a few bucks so we have a happier pocket.

Here is a few products that you should ALWAYS buy generic written by Stacy Johnson on her article I found on Yahoo.

1. Pain relievers and other over-the-counter medications

Acetaminophen — the active ingredient in Tylenol — is available in many generic products. Note that the generics aren't similar: they're identical. Why would you ever pay more for an identical product? This also applies to everything from cold medicine to eye drops — virtually every over-the-counter medication. The labels are right there — read them.

Name-Brand Acetaminophen: $10.99
Store-Brand Acetaminophen: $6.99
Difference: $4.00 (57 percent)

2. Water

Although I should certainly be used to it by now, I can't get over the fact that people go to the store to buy something in a bottle that they could be getting nearly free in their kitchen sink. But even if you can convince me that bottled water is worth the money, you'll have a heck of time convincing me that the gallon jug from Crystal Springs is noticeably better than the one from Publix. And if you're really concerned about water quality and/or taste — why aren't you buying a filter and making your own bottled water? I just don't get this entire concept.

Name-Brand Water: $1.25
Store-Brand Water: $.85
Difference: $.40 (48 percent)

3. Milk

I'm sure there are connoisseurs of moo-juice that could distinguish name-brand milk from store-brand — but I'm not quite sure how they'd do it. Bouquet? Finish? Sounds like a bunch of bull to me.

Name-Brand Milk: $5.45
Store-Brand Milk: $3.39
Difference: $2.06 (60 percent)

4. Margarine

It's already a substitute for butter. Is it really going to negatively impact your quality of life to substitute the substitute?

Name-Brand Margarine: $1.79
Store-Brand Margarine: $1.19
Difference: $.60 (50%)

5. Bleach

You're taking a cup of chlorine and adding it to gallons of water in your washing machine. How could any TV commercial possibly convince you that a brand name will make your clothes come out better?

Name-Brand Bleach: $2.25
Store-Brand Bleach: $1.67
Difference: $.58 (35 percent)

6. Cleaning Products

Many — if not most — cleaning products are already overpriced substitutes for stuff you already have around the house. Two of the most popular news stories we've ever done were Household Products Vinegar Can Replace and Do-It-Yourself Laundry Detergent. But let's assume that you have a fetish for spray bottles and insist on buying ready-to-use cleaning products: is the name brand getting your counter that much cleaner?

Name-Brand Cleaner with Bleach: $3.29
Store-Brand Cleaner with Bleach: $2.39
Difference: $.90 (38 percent)

7. Spices

Think your job is hard? Imagine if your career entailed convincing the public that your company's salt — the most basic of ingredients — was better than some other company's salt. The whole idea is preposterous. And yet, there they sit, side by side, with nothing but their labels and their prices to set them apart. And where spices are concerned, that's just the beginning — can you tell your oregano from mine?

Name-Brand Oregano: $5.48/oz.
Store-Brand Oregano: $1.24/oz.
Difference: $4.24 (342 percent)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Very Good Exercise

I really had a very very good exercise this morning. It's really good for it left my thighs sore afterwards. It isn't just any ordinary exercises that most people do, instead it is something that my spouse and I both love doing and enjoyed it together. It is something that draws us closer to each other and brings us to the highest peak of our love. Intimacy is what we call it. During weekends, we make up for each other. During weekdays we are kind of busy that we just look forward for weekends to come and have fun...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

6 Signs That You've Made It To Middle Class

I can't help but share this interesting article I have read on Yahoo today. Are you curious to know if you belong or you've made it to Middle Class? Read on to know your standing.

Have You Made it to the Middle?

A wide variety of numbers have been thrown around in an effort to define the middle. People earning 20% of the average income and people earning 80% all claim to be part of the middle class. More than a few millionaires make the claim too. While there is no official financial standard, the middle class as defined by the government task force is characterized in terms of six financial aspirations, which we can view as benchmarks.

Home Ownership

Home ownership remains the American dream. The step up from renting to owning signifies prosperity and achievement. With median home prices ranges differing by so much in different cities across the United States, the ability to achieve this goal varies significantly by geographical location. Someone earning an income in the 50% range in Detroit may not be able to afford even a small house in Los Angeles.

Automobile Ownership

Owning an automobile provides freedom of movement and the luxury of avoiding the limited schedules and cramped quarters offered by mass transportation options such as buses and subways. Here again, the cost of cars varying widely, as does the kind of automobile required. For one driver, a used Hyundai will do the trick. For another, a new BMW signifies the achievement of this goal.

A College Education for the Kids

Helping children get ahead in life is a primary goal for middle class families. Paying for a college education for children can cost anywhere from the low tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands. Decisions about which university of college to attend can have a significant impact on the price tag.

Retirement Security

Retirement is a goal nearly everyone wants to achieve. It demonstrates success and provides a reward for decades of hard work. Once again, definitions make a difference. The amount of gold required to support your golden years will vary significantly depending on whether you want a staff of 10 at your villa in the South of France or a townhouse in Peoria, Illinois.

Health Care Coverage

The ability to obtain healthcare is an important goal for middle class wager earners and their families. The high and rising cost of medical care and prescription drugs make healthcare coverage an ever-increasing need, as going without it can have serious negative financial implications in the event of a severe illness or injury.

Family Vacation

The family vacation is a middle class staple. Vacations demonstrate that a family has disposable income and has been successful enough to take time away from work to focus on leisure.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

False Alarm

All along I thought I was pregnant but I am not. Red tide came since last night. It's fine though, I am in no rush. God will bless us our second baby when the timing is right. For now I must be glad that it is September soon, then October the month we gonna celebrate our 6th year wedding anniversary then November...the most anticipated month for I am going to visit my home country, the Philippines!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Might Be Pregnant

I might be pregnant with our second baby. It is a planned pregnancy since my husband and I both agreed to have our second baby before I fly to the Philippines this year. He was okay when I asked him if I can stop taking my birth control pills so here I am feeling signs of pregnancy. A week before my last date of period, I knew and I felt it somehow that I could get pregnant right away due to these symptoms follows below;

- darkening of nipples and around them there are dark spots like that of tagip-tip in our native tongue

- dizziness that occurs anytime of the day

- missing a period, supposedly I have it on the 16th of this month, but none came so far

- cravings for specific foods like empanada

- weird habits lately... I don't eat popcorn much but there were two instances ni midday I ate a whole bag of popcorn. I don't usually eat popcorn and when I do, I can only eat half of the bag.

- laziness

- frequent hunger that is so hard to resist so I end up eating a lot

- mother's instinct I believe to just touch my belly as if it is bulging already but it's not

However, I haven't done any home pregnancy test yet so I don't raise my hope that high...not until I go to the doctor and confirm if it's really TRUE.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Money Problems That Ruin Your Marriage

Hey folks time for a helpful and useful article I found online. I share this here because I know most of my reader/s on this blog are mostly married people. While you're on the verge of ending your marriage, try to sort things out before you decide to call it quits and see if it can help save your precious marriage.

1. Relationship Neglect
Pssst...sometimes arguments about money are actually about not paying enough attention to your marriage (do this to stop having the same fight), rather than your financial situation. When spouses feel neglected, they may resort to spending cash on items they can't afford or bring up their partner's buying habits as a way to retaliate for deeper issues. Examine the root of your fights and determine whether your fiscal concerns are actually a by-product of hurt feelings. Then, if necessary, get started on a marriage makeover.

2. Love Is Blind
At the beginning of a relationship, money often isn't an issue. Love can be intoxicating, and some spouses express their emotions by lavishing their partner with exorbitant spending sprees, jetting off to exotic vacations, and other costly pursuits (don't make these money mistakes). Then reality sets in, and couples have to worry about their rent or mortgage, kids and living expenses. A financial planner can help you get your finances back on track and develop a budget that you can stick to. Plus, set out some financial rules to follow as a couple.

3. When Women Are the Breadwinners
Women are the breadwinners in one out of three dual-income families today. Although earning more money can be beneficial, it also challenges traditional gender roles, so that wives may feel guilty about putting less time into mom duties while husbands may feel like they've failed somehow. Set up equal spending rights with your spouse so that you're both on the same page.

4. Keeping Up with the Joneses
It can be easy for couples to become envious of other couples' spending habits and feel like they need to live beyond their means just to keep up. However, this can lead to debt and put a significant amount of stress on a marriage. Do some digging with your spouse and work together to diminish these insecurities.

5. A Lack of Open Communication
Not knowing exactly where your money is going each month can spark resentment. Have an honest conversation with your partner where you both break down the spending in your household. Discuss your priorities and decide together if you need to cut back or add to a specific category.

Friday, August 6, 2010

All I Want Is My Husband

Again I had this strange dream last night. I dreamed of being in the Philippines staying at my parents' house with my baby. In my dream, I had an argument with my mother, she was nagging at me so bad that I got tired of it. She couldn't stop nagging at the man who slept in my bedroom who has a long blond hair, skinny, white skin and blue eyes..for sure it wasn't my first American boyfriend for he was too handsome- the Ryan Gosling type of guy that I've seen in a movie, The Notebook.

I was so upset with my mother because of that. Somehow deep in my thoughts, I had three boyfriends at that time, one named Luke Kerr who was my first boyfriend in real life, my husband whom I call Lalabs- he was left here in America, I was in the Philippines for a vacation and the third guy who was sleeping in my bedroom. Of these three guys I mention, the only one that I so missed and I was looking for is my husband.

In my dream I uttered, Lalabs! calling him because I missed him so much. So the lesson is, either in reality or in my dreams, all I ever wanted is my husband and no one else...I guess I just love him so much that he stand out among any other guys I've had relationships with in my past...

Home Furnishings

Every woman's dream is to own a house and decorate it according to her taste. When we were able to get our house back I couldn't be more happier for we got a bigger space in our yard and inside the house. Our kids will have ample space to play around without needing to go outside. Thank goodness.

It's been 6 months since we moved in here and so far so good. Only I do need to arrange things in proper order and see if I need to buy more furniture like this reclining sofa set I have seen online. I actually have two choices that I really love, the other one is Lane Alpine Reclining Sofa Set that would look so pretty in our entertainment room.

Aside from that, I need to seriously look for other items at home and garden section of this awesome website and see what I can buy there in order to make this house a cozy and welcoming one. I know there are still a lot of things needed in this house but we are taking it slowly for I know one day we will get there.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Paid posts

This blog starting today shall now be ready to posting entries that are being paid by advertisers. All opinions here are written by me and is not influenced by other bloggers.

10 Expenses You Need To Avoid

The economy hasn't recovered yet and a lot of people still struggling in their day to day lives just to make ends meet. In order to to do this, here are a couple of things you should avoid paying if you must to save you some bucks. Read on and I hope it is helping you in some way.

Banking Fees of All Sorts

Banking fees are generally small -- a couple dollars here, a couple dollars there -- but they can add up to hundreds throughout the year if you're not careful. Don't pay money just to manage your money. You can take easy steps to avoid these fees:

• Overdraft fees. Sign up for low-balance alerts via e-mail, and link your checking account to your savings account to move money as necessary to avoid $35 fees for insufficient funds.

• Checks and postage. Pay your bills electronically instead. You'll also avoid any late fees and black marks on your record if the postal service loses your payment.

• ATM fees. Know where your own bank's ATMs are located, even in other states, so you can save $3 every time you get cash out of the wall. Or consider switching to a bank that offers free ATM usage regardless of which bank's ATM you tap.

• Coin-counting commissions. Save the 5% it can cost you to cash in your nickels and quarters at the supermarket. Coin counting is gratis at hundreds of TD Bank branches in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Florida, whether or not you have an account. (Just pray the machine, called Penny Arcade, isn't down for service. That seems to happen a lot.)

Basic Investing Advice

There are plenty of wise reasons to engage a financial planner or adviser -- but there are also pointless ones. If all you want is help choosing mutual funds, especially if your choices are basic index funds inside a retirement plan, it's silly to fork over as much as 1.5% of your savings each year for someone to run a common software program to do this for you. You can arrange your money among different investments yourself or build a simple portfolio with little effort. Then rebalance every quarter or six months to restore your weightings.

By all means, get an excellent estate planner or an accountant when it's time to think about taxes and bequests. But you don't need help for everything.

Help Applying for Financial Aid

Commercial sites like will help you complete and submit the important application for student aid for $79.99. But at the U.S. Department of Education's site,, you can fill out the application for free -- with all sorts of guidance on how to assemble the proper personal information.

Pet Care

Pet-sitting is big business these days, with brand names, franchises, uniforms, logos, and even lobbyists and consultants. But if your little guys are healthy, you can save the $50-a-day boarding fee while you're on vacation by asking a responsible neighbor, friend or family member to feed, walk (if needed) and hang out for a bit with your cats and dogs -- provided you volunteer to do the same when they're away. Make sure your helper knows who your vet is, and, obviously, don't be so informal if your animals have health problems that mean you should board them with the doctor.

Insurance on Rental Cars

The rental-car clerk will offer you a collision-damage waiver (sometimes called a loss-damage waiver), which can cost $10 to $20 per day. The CDW shields you if the rental car is damaged or stolen. But as long as the rental is for personal use and you have collision coverage in your own auto-insurance policy, you're covered without the CDW (with the same deductibles that apply to your own car).

Your credit-card benefits supplement your auto coverage. Most cards will pick up your deductible, and premium cards offer beefier coverage. Keep in mind that credit-card protection doesn't include liability. And if you've dropped comprehensive or collision coverage on your policy, the rental car will not be covered if it is stolen or damaged in an accident.

Credit Reports

Don't fall for sites that offer "free" credit reports, which often end up enrolling you in expensive credit-monitoring programs that you usually don't need. You can get a free copy of your credit report from each of the three credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) once every 12 months at It's a good idea to stagger your reports -- getting a free one from each bureau every four months -- to keep an eye on the status of your credit and spot potential ID theft throughout the year.


The other day I bought the snazziest new Samsung smart phone from T-Mobile at the fair price of $249. The sales rep couldn't let me go, however, without asking me to pay $125 more for insurance against me dropping the unit or otherwise ruining it. The cheaper electronics get, the less these warranties make sense. Same's true with appliances. Now, if I could insure the suits I take to the dry cleaners -- or the luggage the airlines throw around -- we might have something to talk about.

Shipping for Online Shopping

At, you can find coupons and codes to secure free (or deeply discounted) mailing or delivery from hundreds of retailers. Some of these are constant offers as long as you make a minimum order. Others are occasional deals with a limited life. And if there's no cost for mailing, you can't get hit with that mysterious charge for "handling," right?


There are times you'll pay anything for a cold bottle of premium H2O. If you're driving through the desert, riding your bicycle on a hot day or dealing with grimy yellow stuff in your pipes, price is no object. Once while on vacation in Florida, a construction crew accidentally cut the water lines to our residence. Off to Wal-Mart it was -- or we would've been unable to cook, wash or even make coffee for 12 hours. But why pay for bottled water all the time? Is it actually safer? Bottled-water makers aren't required to test their water or make their test results public. And few brands reveal important details about the source of their water and what it contains. Heck, about 25% of bottled water actually comes from the same municipal sources that deliver water to your home.

Information lifted from its ORIGINAL SOURCE

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Boiling Mad At My Husband

I had the most terrible dream just before I woke this morning. I didn't know how to react whether to be mad or to be thankful when I was finally awaken by the daylight and from my husband's little movement when he got up from bed for I was just so mad at him in my dream.

We were in the nicest island in the Philippines for a vacation, at first I enjoyed it there then all of the sudden an older woman came to us handed some paperworks to my husband, he signed the forms for adoption of my cousin in Manila- the one who posted nude photos of herself on Facebook in real life. The forms were all filled up and ready for a lawyer's approval.

What made me so mad is that my husband did it without consulting me first whether I am gonna approve the said adoption or not. How could he do that to his wife? And I so hated that, plus the fact that this woman is the same age as me. Furthermore, he brought home the woman, in the same exact room we are sleeping I saw her there and told him to send her out 'coz we needed to talk which he did.

Then I burst into so much anger, pounding my husband's chest so hard, crying and sulking. I couldn't believe myself for I was really mad as hell. I was ready to walk away from him, packed my bags and walked on the street so fast all alone by myself and never looked back... but then my mother kept up with me asking what's wrong. I told her that my husband is fucking with my cousin, why the hell he's adopting her for? All along I thought my husband was in love with me and that he was all into me but then why a sudden change of feelings??? And a never ending cry....

When I finally brought back myself to reality, I found myself lying flat on my back on the bed @ 8:30 in the morning... I was so mad in my dreams that it made me so upset upon waking up, I really thought it was true. They say dreams are the opposite of what is true in real life...which I agree 100%.

I know my husband pretty well, he never made any decisions especially major ones without acknowledging my presence in his life and never will he do stupid things like that in my dreams.... When I told him about my nightmare, he said maybe I keep thinking bad things about him but what was portrayed in my dreams wasn't what I was thinking before going to bed last night. I had mix of emotions yes, but my thinking was far from being how bad my husband was.... hmmpppppp stupid dreams!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA)

What's going on people? I don't believe this. Too impossible to be true. Read the article so you'll know if it truly is real.

A recent news story that is horrifying on so many levels: a 30-year-old woman from Michigan pleaded guilty to charges of having sex with her 14-year-old biological son. The woman gave up her son for adoption when he was just a few days old, and later tracked him down through the internet. She can face up to 30 years of prison time for her crime. According to the article:

"When she saw this boy, something just touched off in her — and it wasn't a mother-son relationship, it was a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship," the newspaper quoted attorney Mitchell Ribitwer as saying. "Aimee's searching for a reason why this happened. She can't understand it. She's going to get some counseling."


Friday, July 9, 2010

I've Never Been So Scared

.... read the development of the Officer's condition here Fort Worth Officer Who Crashed Now in Intensive Care

I was in the midst of enjoying my late lunch yesterday afternoon while watching Judge Judy when a flash news about a Fort Worth Police Officer shown in the screen lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree, critically injured written in BOLD letters on the tv screen that sent a shock right through my spirit. As the video coverage went on, I was sweating profusely that I was like in over a hundred degree temperature outside.

How could I not be so scared if my husband is out there too working the same line of work as the one flashed on the news? God forbid, accidents do happen anytime and to anyone. I felt hanging by the news not getting any information as to who that police officer was. I was frightened to my bones! 5 minutes went on when the news reporter finally revealed the age and years of experience of the officer and I was like THANK YOU, LORD for it wasn't my husband! He is a 37 year-old with 15 years experience in policing and that Officer is Richard A. Lambing.

Though I was relieved of what I heard, I can't help but feel bad of the Officer because of how badly damaged the car was. The way witnesses describe the sound of impact that should tell you how strong the force was that made the Officer unconscious and unresponsive. "a sound of a tire blowout and an 18-wheeler truck crashed" as described by one of the witnesses of the accident. Imagine that.

As a wife of a Police Officer, I can only put my spirit at ease when my husband retires in four years time....

Monday, July 5, 2010

5 key skills to preserving a healthy relationship

I have been married to my husband for over five years now. Our relationship is stronger than ever before. We have had some hardships before and we were able to surpass them all. It is through adversity our love for each other is tested, thankfully we survived that it even made us see how we are as a person and as a married couple.

We have a gap of 17 years yet I see no age in our marriage, I see no color and I see no ethnicity. It is just so amazing how the two of us get along very well in almost all aspects of our lives although there are few misunderstandings sometimes. I owe a lot to my husband for he is such a good guy, a good provider, a very responsible and devoted husband to me and the best father to Jadyn. I am looking forward to grow old with him, nourish our relationship and cherish every moment spent with him and our children together in the future.

If you read this and wants to know some helpful keys on preserving a healthy relationship, read on. I snagged this from the internet to share it here to you all.

Be willing to forfeit: the win-win strategy
Disagreements are inevitable — as unavoidable as Tuesdays or the common cold. They don’t have to be acrimonious, though. And I’ve learned that in marriage the choice is often to win or to be happy. Being harsh and critical in an argument is only going to hurt feelings and alienate your partner. That’s fine if you want to rule the roost, but if you want to love and be loved, you’ve got to care for your partner’s feelings, especially when you’re fighting.

“When there’s a lot of goodwill, it’s amazing what you can say and still feel good about each other,” says Catherine Hastings, Ph.D., a licensed marriage and family therapist in Lancaster, PA.

Hastings sees couples become polarized in their disagreements, with neither person willing to yield. The problem, she says, “is the idea that there has to be right and wrong in an argument. And there really doesn’t.”

Get to the point, nicely

I can be a little sensitive sometimes, and not in the sweet and caring way. Usually in the don’t-talk-to-me-about-my-shortcomings way. Lots of couples struggle to discuss the big issues that can rend a marriage in two. Who wants to talk about money management, family relationships and child rearing (to name just a few) while you’re falling in love? These don’t come up easily when you’re sipping coffee and eating molten chocolate cake.

“People are not direct enough,” says Jane Barton, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in Knoxville, TN. “Indirect communication can be really damaging.”

She says that couples need to find ways to discuss the touchy subjects before they get married instead of hoping that marriage will fix any conflicts. It won’t. You may find yourself legally and emotionally bound to someone with a wicked online gambling habit or who thinks children respond best to pain.

Take money habits, for instance. “With the economy the way it is and things in the news, it would be an easy thing to bring up on a date,” she says. You can also learn a lot by watching your partner. “Is she shopping at Barneys and really shouldn’t be?”

The point is not to criticize your partner and attempt to rein in his or her habits. You want to know if his or her decisions are in line with your values. If you’re honest with yourself about your needs, you’ll know if conflicts are on the horizon.

“Don’t take on the task of teaching a person or being anyone’s personal therapist,” says Barton. “Identify what you feel and share it.”

Recognize that there is an “I” in marriage
My wife and I are a team, talking, sharing and negotiating most decisions together. We’re individuals, too, though, and we don’t lose sight of that. We encourage each other’s goals and ambitions because we don’t feel threatened by them.

“Healthy relationships have room for that — his interests, her interests,” says Hastings. After all, she points out, “if you’re not able to address your own needs, no one else is going to do it for you.”

Be a copycat
Finding that mix of individuality and teamwork isn’t necessarily easy, but it’s essential. We simultaneously let each other be who we are while being influenced by each other. I had to learn to argue kindly, for instance, giving up the notion of the win. My wife somehow already knew that when we met.

John Gottman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has studied relationships for more than 30 years, written several leading books about marriage and is the executive director of the Relationship Research Institute in Seattle, WA. According to Gottman, one of the key components of a successful marriage is that the husband allows the wife to influence him. While women in general tend to be influenced by men without much emotional difficulty, men are often resistant. A man who allows a woman’s ideas and attitudes to impact his own is creating an equal exchange within the marriage.

And, as Hastings points out, you should learn to appreciate the difference. Each of you has strengths and weaknesses. Learning to let the strengths come through, no matter whose they are, makes for a better team.

Be positive — it’s not just a blood type
One of my wife’s greatest strengths is a generally positive outlook. Allowing her to shape the spin on a situation isn’t always easy, with my undeniable knowledge that the world is ending. But slowly, over the course of our marriage, I’ve become willing to see through her eyes.

“People need to learn early on,” says Barton, “that there are always going to be problems. There’s always going to be stress, somebody gets sick or somebody dies, and that’s part of life.” Successful couples, she says, dwell on the good times and not on the bad.

YAHOO Seth Wharton is a writer who lives in New York City with his wife of seven years and their two cats. In addition to doling out invaluable relationship guidance, he writes fiction.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Places To Retire

Another sensible article I read on yahoo today. As usual I would like to impart this to my readers just so they can have an idea on where to retire. We are all going there someday. In fact, my husband has got few more years before retiring and as early as now, we should discuss things like these so when the right time comes we know where we going.

These suggested countries below could accommodate you if you only live for 1,200 a month of your pension. If you plan of staying in U.S then you probably receive more than that because of the living expense here is too costly. As for us, I would like to retire in my home country, the Philippines. With 1,200 USD to live by every month, that should be more than enough that of course if I can convince my husband to live in a hot tropical climate all-year round.

The average Social Security check is about $1,200. You can receive that payment while living anywhere in the world. In some countries, you can even have your Social Security check direct-deposited into your local bank account. Here are five places where you could retire on your Social Security income alone.

Boquete, Panama. Panama offers super user-friendly options for foreign residency. Resident retirees receive a long list of benefits including discounts on everything from prescription medicines and in-country air travel to closing costs on the purchase of real estate.

Granada, Nicaragua.
Granada, Nicaragua. Granada is a charming Spanish-colonial city built around a beautiful and lively central square. It's also home to a welcoming community of expat retirees enjoying new lives in this land of lakes and volcanoes. You could live well in Granada on about $900 per month.

Hangzou, China. About $1,000 a month could buy you a comfortable and super-exotic new life in Hangzou.

Morelia, Mexico. You could retire on a budget of about $1,100 per month in this colonial city full of charm and history. A friend calls Morelia the "coolest Mexican city you've never heard of."

Cuenca, Ecuador. The average monthly Social Security check ($1,200) could also buy you a pleasant new life in Cuenca. The city has an established community of expats who will welcome you and help with your transition. The other big plus for Cuenca is its climate. Ecuador is a land of eternal springtime, never too hot and never too cold.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

4 Foods For Younger-Looking Skin

Here's to skin conscious people. If you would like to keep your supple, healthy, younger-looking skin forever, eat these four wonderful foods that helps maintain your collagen to help fight getting wrinkles.

I am an Asian and naturally tan in color so I don't bother getting in the sun so much for the sake of getting brown, I am talented in that part. However, I would still want to keep my skin as it is right now, wrinkle free and not sagging. Thanks to this wonderful tips from Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.

Strawberries: Eating more vitamin C-rich foods, such as strawberries, may help to ward off wrinkles and age-related dryness, suggests research from 2007 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vitamin C’s skin-smoothing effects may be due to its ability to mop up free radicals produced from ultraviolet rays and also its role in collagen synthesis. (Vitamin C is essential for collagen production.) You can find vitamin C in a multitude of cosmetics—of which some have been shown to be effective in protecting skin—but why not go straight to the source for a tasty boost of C: red bell peppers, papaya, broccoli and oranges are other excellent sources. (Try these sweet strawberry recipes for better skin.)

Tomatoes: Tomatoes get their red hue from lycopene, a carotenoid that may help to keep your skin smooth. In a study published in 2008 in the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, researchers found that of the 20 individuals studied, those who had higher skin concentrations of lycopene had smoother skin. Boost your lycopene intake with fresh summer produce like watermelon and carrots too. (Find tomato recipe ideas here.)

Tofu: Tofu and other soyfoods, such as edamame and soymilk, may help to preserve skin-firming collagen because they are rich in isoflavones. In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, mice fed isoflavones and exposed to ultraviolet radiation had fewer wrinkles and smoother skin than mice that were exposed to UV light but didn’t get isoflavones. The researchers believe that isoflavones help prevent collagen breakdown. (Find tasty 30-minute dinners using tofu here.)

Tuna: Eating tuna—and other omega-3-rich fish, such as salmon, sardines and trout—may help keep your skin looking youthful thanks to the omega-3 fat EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). EPA has been shown to preserve collagen. (Enjoy tuna in Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad and more healthy tuna recipes here.)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Application Of Citizenship

I can't believe I have gone this far in my endeavor. It feels like it was just yesterday when I found the man of my dream, came to join him in America, had a baby and built that desirable family I long to have for a long time and look at me now, I am about to apply for my U.S Citizenship.
I am quite ready for it. In fact, I have been practicing their self-help test on their website and I learned a lot of their history and current events although there are few questions I need to master before I could say I am totally ready for the interview.

I have the form total pages of ten filled out and is now waiting for the weekend to come so I can get a passport size photos and send my application to Dallas. Weewww I am getting so excited for this thing to be over with. After the citizenship, I will be done with US governmental papers and I will have the same rights as Americans do. I will be equal with them and for that I will let no one to put me down. Hopefully, God permits and allows me to be an American citizen and everything will be smooth and easy.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


As you have noticed on my Facebook list I got tons of people there that I kept after a thorough clean up last February. I deleted those that aren't that close to me I knew online and I met once in my life. Things were not meant to be so I decided to let them go. I don't feel any regret at all.

For strangers who just came across to my FB page, seeing more than 250 people in my list would probably think I am pathetic. If you call it that way then be it, I don't blame myself for that because most of those are from my elementary, high school, college and neighbors whom I got reconnected with through facebook.

Oh! To tell you the truth, I am so glad I joined FB and keep myself open for other eyes to see. Through it, I found tons of people way back in my school days. Just last night, I found two people who were my classmates in high school. Edilenson Igot was my 4th yr. h.s. classmate under Ma'am Sanchez, who was a quiet, smart, twiggy boy who just sat in one corner of our classroom tickling his guitar. I admired this kid for he was just simple yet deep.

When he accepted my request, I was grateful, I got to see his photos that concluded that he really was my classmate. He is now in New Zealand having a family of his own which is good for him. I thought wow what a fine man seeking his future outside the country, nanikay sikay ug nangita kaayohan para mo asenso!

Another one is Nelson Tunacao or "Isot" as most people called him. So nice to see his happy pictures along with Koreans. He probably works in South Korea, the pictures tell it all. Good job Isot, 'coz you joined those people who want to be responsible and successful in life.

Duh it just feel so freakin' good to have found several friends over the internet after almost a decade of losing contact with them. I can go on forever enumerating people who have made their way out of poverty and uplifted themselves for the better but I don't wanna bore you with this nonsense. Just come by more often check me out...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Indonesian Baby on 40 Cigarettes A Day

I feel bad about this baby who got hooked into cigarettes after being introduced by his father to cigarettes. This is depressing, instead of teaching the baby good values he screwed his life early. Watch the video and tell me how you feel about it afterwards. Honestly, I am speechless and I cannot fathom the father's mind why in the world he did to his own son.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Birth Order And Romantic Compatibility

This another great article I have read tonight on the internet and I thought it would be a good idea to share it here. I find this very true since it fits for both me and my husband's personality. I am married, I am the second child in the family to a husband who is the first born and yes he is somewhat a perfectionist person, yes a true leader as well...ah all of the characteristics describing the first born, my husband has it all and I am lucky for he accept my flaws even though for me he is perfect.

The oldest child: the leader, a good citizen, responsible, responsive to parents’ expectations, well-organized, precise, and prone to perfectionism.
The youngest child: takes on the baby role, easygoing, spontaneous, used to being noticed and fussed over, charming, and manipulative.

The middle child: has less of a clear-cut role in the family; instead, she often makes a place for herself outside the family, creating a network of close friends, venturing away from the family physically, and breaking the mold intellectually as well.

The only child: often has characteristics both of first children (capable, perfectionistic) and of youngest children (attention-seeking, self-centered).

Lifted from the internet, SOURCE HERE

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chip Free Manicure For 14 Days?

Would you believe a manicure that really lasts 14 days? Personally, that would be impossible since I do all my house chores with my bare hands. I do dishes a lot everyday of my life so a nice manicure that could last for two weeks will be a great idea but how? What kind of product that we can buy to achieve lustrous nails longer? Here is what CND company is hoping to bring ladies back to the salon with Shellac at recession time. A new nail polish that is an innovative hybrid nail color that is guaranteed to last for 14 days. Yeah it is a proven fact shellac manicures last two whole weeks reportedly by a woman who have tried the product herself. The con though is it is worth more than a salon price of 40-45 bucks each.

Read the whole article about this nail polish HERE

Thursday, May 20, 2010

So Sweet Of Him And I am Flattered

So I share the same thoughts as my husband that is proven for sure. It feels weird when I am on the bed and he isn't, I mean when I go to bed first before him I just couldn't sleep tight knowing that he is not on my side. And he on the other hand, somehow felt the same way too.

An instance just like last night that proves the same. I put my baby to her bed and stayed there for more than an hour. She was on her bed and I laid down on the floor, although it is carpeted yet I could feel the hard surface against my body. I chose to stay there longer because it feels cooler in my baby's room than in our bedroom.

Mind you, my husband was already snoring when he found out later that I wasn't on the bed yet, so what he did, he went to the baby's room and woke me up in my shallow dream. I jerked, I thought there was snake crawling into my body. All along it was my husband tapping my leg gently, offering his hand to me so I could stand up with the help of his loving hand. The simple gesture of his telling me to move into our comfy bed and the thought of it makes me flattered. How sweet of him to think of his wife lying on the floor haha. Love him to death, no doubt about that and I know he loves me too!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What Not To Do On Facebook

More often than not, people on Facebook have done great mistakes by simply putting all out important/confidential information about themselves in their profiles. A lot of them on my list alone proudly wrote everything from their hometown, birthdates, schools etc. Little do they know the biggest risk they are about to encounter, thieves, hackers and criminals swarming and lurking around the internet waiting for that perfect timing to strike and victimize people.

If you read this post or happen to read an article on Yahoo, please forward it to people you care about. This might save them from trouble in the future.

Using a Weak Password

Avoid simple names or words you can find in a dictionary, even with numbers tacked on the end. Instead, mix upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. A password should have at least eight characters.

-A combination of letters and numbers will be good enough as long as it is not a short single word that is predictable.

Leaving Your Full Birth Date in Your Profile

It's an ideal target for identity thieves, who could use it to obtain more information about you and potentially gain access to your bank or credit card account. If you've already entered a birth date, go to your profile page and click on the Info tab, then on Edit Information. Under the Basic Information section, choose to show only the month and day or no birthday at all.

- I helped my husband set up his FB account and one day he saw his birthdate was entered wrong and he corrected me with that, yeah I changed it to the correct year he was born(that was when he was watching me) but I changed it the following day for I thought displaying the whole thing could mean hassle and trouble someday. So now he's safe.

Overlooking Useful Privacy Controls

For almost everything in your Facebook profile, you can limit access to only your friends, friends of friends, or yourself. Restrict access to photos, birth date, religious views, and family information, among other things. You can give only certain people or groups access to items such as photos, or block particular people from seeing them. Consider leaving out contact info, such as phone number and address, since you probably don't want anyone to have access to that information anyway.

- I am pretty sure I have done it to mine and to my better half. I still have to check it for the second time though to make sure we are safe.

Posting Your Child's Name in a Caption

Don't use a child's name in photo tags or captions. If someone else does, delete it by clicking on Remove Tag. If your child isn't on Facebook and someone includes his or her name in a caption, ask that person to remove the name.

- Dang it! I always do it everytime I got photos to upload, my baby's name will be the caption of it.

Mentioning That You'll Be Away From Home

That's like putting a "no one's home" sign on your door. Wait until you get home to tell everyone how awesome your vacation was and be vague about the date of any trip.

- Kids beware for this one, you are hinting perverts/criminals to come into your home while your guardians are away. It could also be a warning to adults that love to let the world know how and what they're doing from time to time.

Letting Search Engines Find You

To help prevent strangers from accessing your page, go to the Search section of Facebook's privacy controls and select Only Friends for Facebook search results. Be sure the box for public search results isn't checked.

- It would be an advantage for people who blog as their means of exposing their page to the world as we all need traffic to our blogs. But your profile to be published in all eyes? That's another story.

Permitting Youngsters to Use Facebook Unsupervised

Facebook limits its members to ages 13 and over, but children younger than that do use it. If you have a young child or teenager on Facebook, the best way to provide oversight is to become one of their online friends. Use your e-mail address as the contact for their account so that you receive their notifications and monitor their activities. "What they think is nothing can actually be pretty serious," says Charles Pavelites, a supervisory special agent at the Internet Crime Complaint Center. For example, a child who posts the comment "Mom will be home soon, I need to do the dishes" every day at the same time is revealing too much about the parents' regular comings and goings.

Information lifted from YAHOO

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tips Before Leaving A Child To A Babysitter

I have always been a SAHM. I can't imagine leaving my baby at the day care or trusting her to somebody who is not related to me nor I know anything about one's background. That is scary! I have heard a lot of accidents and abused children under the care of their babysitters. To be sure, I take care my baby girl myself and never would I ever want to work until she starts going to school.

But for some mothers who have the need to work, it is okay for it left them no choice but leave their babies at someone's care. In case you need to hire a babysitter, here's a few tips you should consider before hiring someone and trust your baby. Hope it works for you and be thankful you came across this blog for I give important information to my readers once in a while.

- (HealthDay News) -- Before you choose a new babysitter or leave the sitter alone with your child for the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests you take the following precautions:
-Choose a sitter who has good references and has training in first aid and CPR.

-Make sure the sitter is mature, knows what to do in an emergency and is at least 13 years old.

Give the sitter a tour of your home, and encourage the sitter to show up well before you need to leave.

-Provide instructions in the event of a fire, including offering detailed escape plans.

-Direct the sitter on how and when to feed, bathe and "tuck in" your child.

-Be sure that your sitter knows about any health conditions affecting your child, including any allergies.

-Inform your sitter of where you're going and when you'll be back.