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Saturday, December 29, 2007

No Space

We so need a new foam mattress for The Husband's folding bed. The buy-one-take-one mattresses that we bought two months ago are a thing of the past. Now I know why it was on sale. As I've already mentioned before, it's not really Sandy who co-sleeps with us; it's my husband. We put a foldable single bed every night beside our queen bed so we can pretend that we're all sleeping in one bed. So now that his mattress is unusable, we'll have to squeeze him again in our bed until we can find time to buy a new one for him.

Friday, December 28, 2007

EAT More Chocolates

There's a huge poster at Max Brenner that says, "Eat more chocolates".

So that's exactly what I did.

This photo was taken when my friend from Singapore took us to dinner last week. We ordered different kinds of hot chocolate, from spicy, nutty Mexican drinks to a weird chocolate drink mixed with something that taste a lot like flowers.

All good.

Chocolates make you fat but they also make you happy. I mean, have you tried their chocolate fondue? The combination of cheese, chocolate and nuts is just heaven. And any woman will agree that it's way better than progesterone when you're having PMS.

So, follow the advice. Forget about the huge waist and wide hips. As I always say to my dieting friends, a taste of heaven is better than wearing a bathing suit.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Hope you all had a nice Christmas!

Here's a family photo taken on Christmas eve. Thanks to The Husband's tripod, we were finally able to have our much-awaited family picture. This photo is the best that we can manage because Sandy has this habit of doing ridiculous poses everytime she sees a camera. The matching red outfits were not planned, we all just showed up wearing something red. The red stripes on the two babies (well big baby in Sandy's case) matched nicely so the photos looked really Christmassy.

The two kids received tons of gifts which in my opinion could last for a year already.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Hello World!

I just want to wish all my visitors and blogger friends a Merry Christmas!

From my family to yours, Happy Holidays!


Whenever my boss comes to the Philippines to check out his team, he brings old gadgets and computer paraphernalia to give away to anyone interested. Last year he gave me a used cisco router that I used for my home network. It lasted a year before I had to buy a new one. A couple of months ago, my boss asked me if I want one of his old iMacs. I can't answer him immediately because my heart was pounding really hard LOL. Of course I would love one! I can already imagine the difference it will make to my designs. Not wanting to sound too eager, I said, "Yeah, I could use one". Bad move. He thought I wasn't that interested and just told me to wait for another year and they might buy me a better model. LOL. Like that will ever happen. In their defense, they did pay for my HP laptop. However, that makes it even less possible that they'll purchase another one for me.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Things to Buy

I saw our old luggage this week while doing a general cleaning. It absolutely needs replacing really bad. We always use my mother-in-law's travelpro luggage whenever we go out of town and I am getting used to its size and portability. It's big enough to fit all our stuff including Sandy's can't-leave-without toys and lightweight enough for me. So I guess we'll add that to our too long list of things to buy next year.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sloppy Handwriting

Snagged this from Peachy

What Your Handwriting Says About You

You are a fairly energetic person. You know how do pace yourself, and you deal well with stress.

You are very extroverted and outgoing. You are loving, friendly, and supportive. However, you are also manipulative and controlling at times.

You are balanced and grounded. You know how to get along well with others.

You need a lot of space in your life, and it's easy for you to feel stifled. You avoid commitment and responsibility whenever you can.

You are somewhat traditional, but you are also open to change. You listen to your head and your heart.

You are a poor communicator. No one really knows exactly what you're getting at.

All I can say is... SO TRUE! Manipulative? Check. Controlling? Double Check. Traditional but open to change? Perhaps this is the better alternative for "I can't make up my mind."

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I should probably rename this blog to Shopping Network. I noticed that my recent topics were usually about shopping and buying stuff online. I'm not usually this shopaholic, in fact my dearest friends can attest how I save money up to the last centavo. Well, blame it on the holidays and the need to spread cheer right?

So back to the topic, The Husband and I will be having another shopping trip tomorrow to buy stuff for ourselves.
- Santa clause outfit for Sandy and her baby cousin Chloe
- two blouses for me
- another shirt and jeans for The Husband
- Sandy's Christmas outfit and hopefully two pairs of sandals

I just can't stop myself in buying more toys that I bought Sandy a toy makeup kit, silver camera and a Little Mermaid phone. They each cost around 100-200 bucks so nothing biggie. I just want her to open as many presents as she can regardless if their cheap and expensive.

Free Samples and Coupons

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Shopaholic Mummee

Gosh I can't get enough of shopping. Can you imagine how addicted I am? I played hooky today just so I can squeeze some shopping time before we go full blown shopping tomorrow for the little girl. In my defense, I'm buying things for other people, to make them happy. I believe that it's better to give than to receive you know? So today, in a span of 2 hours, I bought 10 gifts which I wrapped quickly in 30 minutes. The little girl won't stop trying to help by putting scotch tape on all gifts that I had to re-do some of them.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Checking Out

I came across the MooseJaw site via my PUB assignment. My first impression is that I love the color scheme of the whole site including the layout. Almost all of our ecommerce clients in my company are into sports products so I make sure to take note the design of each sports site that I visit. I also liked the layout of the product detail pages and the tabs to display more info. I even tried to purchase some volcom clothing just to have a feel of the checkout process.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The big fuss

Every blog I go, someone wants to buy a laptop as a gift for themselves this Christmas. It's the new desktop. Even college students NEED to have one, either to make it convenient for them to study or just to upgrade their social status (I hope not). As for me, I only got one because my company shouldered the other half of the payment. I still feel desktops or iMacs are the way to go when it comes to graphic design.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Get Connected

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Party - Girlfriends

Here are some photos from last week's Christmas Party with my college girlfriends. We may be 10-20 lbs heavier but we're definitely 10 years wiser. I love how we all evolved into caring women. It’s nice to see my once carefree girlfriends worry about things such as if there’s soy in the food, the weird color on the baby’s poop or if 26 months is already late for the not so talkative toddler. Of course, old habits die hard so there are few moments when all we can talk about are shoes, bags and clothes. Our favorite topic, hottest boys in town, is now a thing of the past since we've already found our best mates. Oh, except for the two single moms who adore their babies and don't give a d@mn whether they find anyone or not. It’s a fine, fine day.

Friday, December 14, 2007


I just had to try this quiz.

You are Thong Sandals

Trendy and modern

You're always seen in the latest styles

From glam to casual, you always look fantastic!

I'm not always updated with the latest styles but I do work hard to look good whatever I'm wearing :D

Can't get enough of shopping

Been browsing the Wilmington NC real estate website since this morning but I can't seem to finish my post about them. My mind is filled with shopping escapades and parties this coming weekend so I can't really concentrate. Sandy and I will be shopping on our own tomorrow for her shoes. I’m so excited to buy her a new pair after seeing the blogs of mommies posting their recent purchases. However, the Alice Crocs that I'm supposed to buy for Sandy is not available in Rustans (boo) so we'll have to make do with another style. December is really the best month. You can shop till you drop and no one will care, except your wallet LOL.

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It's Cooooold

Goodbye aircon. It's been really cold lately even in the afternoons. I try not to use the aircon anymore to cut cost on our electricity bills. If it were for me, I won't even turn that thing on. But Sandy and The Husband can't sleep without it so I had no choice. Aside from wanting to save, I'm just not that crazy about cold weather. The Husband laughs at me most of the time because I need to wear my PJs on top of my shorts and sometimes, even gloves when it's really cold. The two of them, on the other hand, can sleep on their not so thick shirts and shorts without a blanket.

A Week's Worth

Monday was magical because… I was able to design two websites under three hours. Whew! It's magical because I didn't slept the night before LOL.

Tuesday, what a tiring day, because… the excitement from the weekend waned down and I had to face reality that it's time to work.

My Wednesday was wild & crazy because… a friend is coming home and we made plans of shopping till we drop!

Thursday made me think about… how Sandy can be such a good girl when she wants to

Friday is the most fun because of… I can spend it looking forward to more parties this weekend.

Snagged from Alpha again :)

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Potty Trained?

I wrote about this milestone on my other blog. I'm not sure she's fully trained yet; there are still accidents here and there. I'm just amazed how quickly she adapted to the idea. She has been doing number 2 on our toilet for weeks now. I guess the soft toilet cushion helped a lot. And I think she enjoys hanging out with me in the bathroom while we're waiting for her poop. We talk about the silliest things like the name of the clock (clocky), the sound of the water, the sound of her poop, and even read magazines. Yes, she reads while waiting LOL. And when it comes, she'll say, "did you hear that mommy?". Oh you bet I did, sweetie. The "plok" sound is like a song to my ears. Congratulations.

Who Loves Jollibee?

I don't. I used to eat at Jollibee with my niece for so long that I couldn’t stand the taste of their fries and chicken anymore. OA. I can eat there if there's no more fast food available. But if I have a choice, then I'll probably go to McDonalds or KFC.

Anyway, just like my niece, Sandy is now also a fan. She loves to stand beside Jollibee and give him a high five everytime we passes by their store. So when we attended the party and she saw Jollibee move, she was so shocked and happy.

Some of her photos show her amazement, even laughing so hard at the merest touch of Jollibee's wings. So, now, I don't mind eating at Jollibee. If it makes her happy, I'll eat a thousand fries if I have to.

*I don't think they use potatoes on their fries anymore.

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Now, let's see how colorful I am. I saw this quiz on some of the blogs that I visit frequently and decided to try it for myself.

You Are an Orange Crayon

Your world is colored with offbeat, confident, and stimulating colors.

You have a personality that's downright weird - and you wouldn't change it for anything.

Loud and expressive, you voice your opinions fearlessly and strongly.

And while you have a strong personality, you can be friends with almost anyone.

Your color wheel opposite is blue. Your confidence is something blue people truly envy.

It's sooo me! Loud. Confident. Weird. Haha.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Too Many Toys

Like I've said, Sandy has enough toys already. I give toys away every other week now I think. Everytime I clean up the closet and the toy boxes, the helpers in our house watch hoping that they can snag some. When I hand the old toys to them, their smiles are just so huge that I feel like I want to give some more. Which is why the contents of Sandy's big yellow box are now half empty. I mean, if she's not playing with them, why not make someone else's kid happy? The Husband on the other hand, hates it. Not the making someone happy part but the part where I throw/give away our stuff. He just loves hoarding old junk until they rot. If it weren't for me, our cabinet will be filled with his papers, gadgets, batteries, and electric plus since his College days.

Flowers on a Budget

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Another Tent

I was wrapping my gifts for Sandy when I noticed that the Dora Tent that we bought was damaged. See how cute it is?

I didn't notice that the box says, "Damaged Pole". Serves us right for buying it at half the price LOL. I think we can have it replaced though, because 500 bucks is still 500 bucks. She already opened almost all of her gifts so she only have three under the Christmas tree now. Plus the Dora tent if we can return it.

Site Hop

I like the design of this assisted living software website. I was just browsing for some ideas for a caring facility website when I came across Whenever I start designing a website, I usually check similar sites first for conceptualization purposes. I find it easier that way especially if I'm starting a website from scratch. It's a great way to familiarize myself with the types of services offered and what kind of elements are needed to make the site work.

Four Seasons

Las Vegas hotels are so in demand these days. Everytime I log in, I always see an assignment about hotels or restaurants in Vegas. Must be the holidays and people wanting to escape their relatives. LOL. Seriously, I wouldn't mind staying in one of the high-end hotels there. Have you seen the rooms at the Four Seasons hotel? It's just amazing. I don't think we can afford the $385 a night rate though so my best bet is to win one of those contests where they will fly you in for free including meal and accommodation.


Snagged from Alpha

1. As a child, what was your favorite toy?
I love jackstones, jump rope, play pretend with kitchen, dolls, dressing up my barbie

2. Were you more likely to play by yourself or with other children?
I played with other children. In fact, I was always the leader and the one who organizes all the games

3. What was your favorite children’s game?
Chinese garter, talunang tsinelas, luksong tinik

4. What kind of play were you most interested in?
Anything that lets you pretend you're someone else.

5. How well did you share?
Oh I love to share my toys. I didn't have lots of toys back then but I always make sure to share what's mine. That way, I have a reason to borrow theirs LOL.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My Inner Child

Who would've thought? But come to think of it, everything is just right except the part where "I don't worry when things look bad" because I'm just the biggest worrier out there. Which is why I love looking forward to seeing great things. I know I can't dwell on negative thoughts alone.

Your Inner Child Is Happy

You see life as simple, and simple is a very good thing.

You're cheerful and upbeat, taking everything as it comes.

And you decide not to worry, even when things look bad.

You figure there's just so many great things to look forward to.

Debt Consolidation

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A Pig

That's what I am. I'm too lazy to do anything since yesterday and all I do is eat leftover cakes, pastas, etc. I gained five lbs for the last three days just for eating junk. I wonder why I always gain exactly 5lbs LOL. I never gained 2 or 3, always 5. Anyway, the parties were a success. I'm sooooo freakin' tired and my whole body is aching but it's so worth it. The Husband had so much fun with his closest friends. He also loved the one bedroom suite that I got and of course, all the food that I ordered for his consumption hehe.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Busy Weekend

Wow, the next few days will be very exciting (and tiring). We're now setting up to leave in a couple of hours. It's The Husband's birthday on Monday so we're going to stay at Astoria Plaza for two nights to celebrate. His friends will come tonight for a small party and the next day is another party for me and my girlfriends. I can't wait to see their babies. It has been so long since I saw them. I've been spending my free time wrapping about a gazillion gifts with Sandy's "help" (If I don't ask her, she'll just want the toys for herself) and I'm so excited to see the kids' faces when they see our gifts. Still need to order food though but after that, I'll let everything run its course.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Window Protection

I've never heard of glass tint being used at home. I learned all about it from the, a website offering san diego glass tint for residential and commercial markets. Glass tints are not only used for improving your window's appearance. You can save energy and decrease air-conditioning costs because the window film reflects the sun in the summer and prevents heat loss in the winter. It also blocks out damaging ultraviolet rays so your furniture and carpets will last longer.

The window film that SunPro uses is tough and durable which makes it easy to clean with any household cleaner. It has a warranty against cracking, peeling and delaminating if installed by a certified SunPro staff.


1. What do you like most: Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays (and why)?
Fridays. End of work week. Mall hopping, usually shopping. Spending time with the little girl and The Husband.

2. What was the best weekend of your life?
The first time The Husband and I went to Baguio

3. What weekend of the year is your favorite?
December weekends. Tons of shopping and lots of parties to attend to

4. Do you have any weekend routines?
Malling on Saturdays, grocery shopping on Sundays

5. Describe your ideal Saturday night.
Me and The Husband watching a new DVD while the little girl is either sleeping or busy playing.

Thursday, December 06, 2007


I know some people who enjoy online betting. My uncle, for one, loves to download and plays online casino games as his past time. He never fails to remind us the importance of gambling responsibly though especially when my auntie is within hearing distance.

If you want to try your luck with online gambling, bet365 is worth looking into. It has over 65 online games that you can play instantly such as black jack, poker, European roulette, deuces wild, joker poker, pop bingo, bonus bowling and more. The mentioned games can either be played with real money or for fun. On the other hand, progressive games like football betting will require you to play with real money. Bet365 offers a one-wallet system as well so you can take advantage of all the services under one account. The site provides a secure online environment so you can make the most out of your online betting needs.

Hee Hee

Just look at this baby. She looks so weird in that girly dress and small triangular patch of hair. And that small adoring eyes reserved only for her mommy.

Sigh. I don't recognize her anymore. She used to be so sweet. Now all she wants is do things her way, shout and throw tantrums when she can't. She's still equally lovely, though. I understand that she wants to be independent now. But I just miss that small little foot resting on my right thigh and that trusting little hand trying to support herself.

My Sandy. I wish I can stop the time.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Used Cars

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No Cry Solution

I want to buy this.

Synopsis from Amazon: This is a breakthrough approach for a good night's sleep - with no tears. There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby "cry it out," or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you don't believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want to sleep, there is now a third option, presented in Elizabeth Pantley's sanity-saving book "The No-Cry Sleep Solution".

And the person who desperately wants to sleep? That would be me. I tried to let her cry it out but she just threw up all over our sheets. I wonder if Sandy's not too late to be trained? She has been nursing to sleep for 2 years and three months now and I wonder if we will ever break that habit. Well, I know we will, of course, or else she'll be nursing until she gets married. It's just that I'm so weak in implementing rules and routines that I'm always the first one who breaks them.

We'll see though.


I'm trying to decide if I should upgrade my flickr account. I have more than a thousand photos there and I can't view them anymore. The basic account only displays up to 200 photos and won't be able to access the other photos until you upgrade. I haven't checked the price yet but I know it's somewhere between $20-$25. It's really affordable I know but if you add that to the list of the services that we pay annually, the total is huge. The thing that I like most is that you can add unlimited sets of photos. I can only add three on my basic account and it kinda sucks using the same set over and over.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


My client just bought a 44" LCD TV last week. He knows how I've been dreaming to have one so he won't stop bragging about it. He told me that if our business picks up in two or three months that he might give me one as a post-Christmas gift. How awesome is that? So regardless if he's joking or not, I'm now comparing the prices of hitachi 42 LCD or Samsung LCD at This site has its own search engine that allows a potential consumer to do an online research for a product that he wants to buy. Once he found the exact item that he wants, he can check for the list of retailers near his place. This Krillion Localization Engine produces the most accurate local shopping results on the Web that is targeted for consumers who are ready to buy. Since most appliances need to be tested and checked in person, this type of service connects the distance between online research and offline purchase.


I don't really feel comfortable with a real estate agent who does nothing but harass you with phone calls and emails. However, ever since my cousin and my mom went into the real estate industry, I try to understand why they have to do it. Since it's a cutthroat business, you need to be on guard or else someone will steal your prospect client. It's also important for them to "follow up" just in case the client changed his mind or would want a different property.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Sana Lang

Saw this photo while organizing my flickr account.

I love this long shirt of Sandy's. It looks good on her pussycat tights and baby couture shorts LOL. Got it from Gingersnaps so I'm hoping that the warehouse sale (see old post below) will have loads of this. I heard the shirts cost about Php150-Php200 so 8-10 shirts / blouses will absolutely make me happy.

Gourmet Gift Baskets

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Gingersnaps Sale

Wow! I only read about this just now. Gingersnaps is just my favorite. All of their clothes are just soooo cute and fabulous! Almost all of Sandy's outfits were bought from there. I noticed lately though that their prices are getting a bit expensive. I wonder if they will be selling new items as well? Gawd I can already see myself hoarding all the cute tees! It's a warehouse sale so the prices are probably dirt-cheap. Hay, I need to convince The Husband asap.

His idea of heaven

I've been talking to The Husband every two hours since he left for Sagada. I'm amazed at how clear the cell reception was and he can even hear Sandy babbling in the background. The Husband can't stop raving about how beautiful and cold it is there. Which is why I'm so excited to visit there soon. Aside from the fact that I hate being away from him, I've been dying to go there ever since I saw Sagada photos from a deviantart account. I wonder when it will be? I'm sure it will be just heaven. Literally.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Buying Gold

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Sandy's older cousin will be sleeping over tonight. Since The Husband is away, Sandy and I need to busy ourselves so we will not miss him that bad. Hence, the pajama party. The big Pooh tent is already up. The kitchen set, activity table, bikes and cars are lined up in preparation for the sleepover. It's going to be chaotic between the two of them. Sandy alone can turn our room upside down so what more with her Ate Gabby's help. My only hope is that they won't stay up so late playing. Not to mention that Gabby is known to look for her mom at night and will not stop crying until you do something about it.

Oh The Bratty Brat

I'm just catching up on blog assignments. The two girls are having so much fun as of this moment. There were a few fights over Dora, bike, laptop, etc so my throat hurts a bit because I've been explaining how they should share. It's harder with Sandy because she wasn't used to having a playmate. Good thing Gabby is a few years older so she's more willing to give in. When Sandy took all the toys that her Ate Gabby wants to play with, Gabby went to a corner and played with her gameboy. Sandy will then realized that she's all alone playing with her toys so she will go to her Ate Gabby to bug her again.

It's sooo hard. An eye-opener for me. We need to enroll Sandy in a play activity or something as soon as possible!

Wedding Cameras

I've never heard of wedding cameras until I watched a FRIENDS episode where Monica and Chandler got married. The idea is just so nice that I somehow wished that I did something similar on my wedding. I saw some being sold at and find their designs really nice. There are cute ring bearer and flower girl cameras, Bling Bling camera, beach camera, pink florals and the usual basic whites. It's so nice to see your wedding from your guests’ eyes right? It doesn't come cheap if you buy each one for your 250 guests but one camera per table will do just right. Sigh. Now I just keep on seeing my wedding flash before my eyes after browsing all the wedding favors and gifts from the site.


5 things found in my bag
* wallet
* mobile phone
* makeup kit
* chicco wipes
* books

5 things found in my wallet
* credit card
* ID
* calling cards
* loose cash
* important receipts

5 things found in my/our room
* my laptop
* our bed
* sandy’s toys
* tv set
* books, books and books

5 things I’ve always wanted to do
* sky diving
* learn French
* play the violin
* visit Ilocos
* scuba diving

5 things I’m currently into
* blogging
* designing
* shopping haha
* reading books
* scrapping

More On Gifts

What gift/s are you giving your kids this Christmas?

Now this, I can answer. We bought loads of stuff for Sandy this Christmas because she didn't open any presents last year. And we don't really visit her godparents (which is the usual Christmas tradition) so we decided to just give her gifts in small sizes so she'll have lots to open on Christmas Eve.

So here are the "small" gifts.
A telescope that magnifies stars up to 10x
A folding big Dora tent, her 2nd tent actually
A driving activity set
Coffee maker as an add-on for her kitchen
Little Tykes Scooter
Vtech Laptop
Barbie Convertible Car
Barbie Bed and Bath Suite

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Christmas is so Near

My favorite month is here! There are tons of warehouse discounts and sales that I have nothing left in my Christmas shopping budget anymore. Still need to buy presents for the grandparents, in-laws, brother and other godkids that I'm not very close with. The Christmas tree is up but the whole house is still pretty bare. I wanted to start a tradition for Sandy but just like last year, I'm just too busy at work that I can't even find time to buy a huge Christmas stocking. Weekends are fully booked as of this moment and the only time that we can shop is December 15th. Gawd, that's like ten days before Christmas, I wonder how jam-packed the malls will be.

You might be thinking that all I do is shop. The thing is, Christmas just makes me want to go all out on presents. That's why it's called the season of giving right? I get a certain high whenever I see the big smiling faces of kids after they open our gifts. It's an amazing feeling, to give.