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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Arlene gave me this tag.

1.Copy and Paste the entire page comeback to me and asked me your number
2.Its not necessary to erase once you’ve done the post already. Just add them in your post. Leave one space at a time.
3.Add title “Tagged Updated” Benefits that will get by playing this game is
4.Your Technorati will gain more Authorities and gain more links, inlinks, backinks too.
5.I will read and survey every links posted and joined this game. Because i know some links is not a good one. Remember i am the moderator, i want all the links is good and not a bad one. Promoting bad exposure this is not the game for you.Thanks and God bless.

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20. Hailey's Bits and Beats



Filipino in Canada

Pinay Wahm


The Miracle of Plastics?

Saturday, May 31, 2008




Now, it is Plastics.

Plastics are the new currency.

People no longer carry cash around. Those heavy historic stones. Those heavy metal coins. Those bulky, crumpled, smelly paper bills.

Today, most people carry around plastics. It is their cash. It is their identity. It is their lifeline. It is their credit. And most importantly, it is very easy to use.

It gives us a more sense of security by not carrying around that huge amount of cash. It also gives us a false sense of financial security that cash is always available...until the monthly bill arrives.

Now, reality hits you. Since it is easy to use, it is also easy to abuse.

Your manageable monthly bills rise to unpaid debts. Those insignificant interest rates now seems as large as significant purchase by itself.

You ask your self why you did not spend enough time looking for the Best Credit Card Deals. The lowest interest rates. Those promos. Like those special Credit Cards For Bad Credit.

Now, paying back is a struggle. Your cash is never enough. Your credit is ruined due to delay or non-payments. Even if after you have managed to fully settled your debts your credit line is negatively marked.

Lessons learned. Experience gained.

Now you are wiser. Now, about plastics, are they really a miracle?


Today was such a hectic one.
This one made me feel good today: See the hits? Nice
I did the laundry in between meal preparations.
I had to monitor my e-mail because i needed an update from someone.
I mopped the floor sleek and clean.
Went to the bank next town, with hubby.
Did the grocery.
Cooked dinner.
And now is the only time I can blog. And blog.
Today, I noticed I have been so unkind to my little girl. I kept shutting her up with my interjections before she can even finish her sentences. Tsk. Tsk. I hate to do that. But I did many times.
I am guilty.
I should be glad she is the most expressive and eloquent being in the house.
Tomorrow will be another day.
I should make up.

First and Last

Friday, May 30, 2008

Participants: 1. Me and Mine 2. Creative in Me 3. Little Peanut 4. Pea in a Pod 5. Sugar Magnolias 6. Supermodel Wannabe 7. FunFierceFaboulous 8. A Sweet Taste of Life 9. My Simple Joys 10. My life is Peachy 11. Macymace 12. Hailey's Domain 13. Hailey's Beats and Bits


* First real job: Preschool teacher
* First screen name: Hails
* First funeral: My maternal grandmother's. I was around 4-5 years old
* First pet: I remember Skipper, our most loyal dog who died of senility and old-age!
* First piercing: Ears ( was already thirteen then!)
* First tattoo:Clean slate here. Forget it. I wont get one in this lifetime.
* First credit card: Citibank (hubby's talaga)
* First kiss: suddenly, I feel i am doing a slum book entry...
* First enemy: neighbor playmates


* Last car ride: Tuesday?
* Last kiss:Tonight when we said our nyt- nyts..

Let's see who among these will tag along.





That's how the song goes. At least a part of the song's lyrics.
However, seriously speaking if one needs a good, reliable website that offers variety of choices for shower enclosures, bathroom showers and steam shower.
There is no need to surf all day long and spend all your energy just to waste your time. It pays to visit the only website that has comprehensive and complete offers from different price ranges to different sizes or heights. The website accepts different brands of credit cards so customers can order online without so much hassles or troubles. More than just the hassle-free shopping, they offer free shipping to every customer within the continental United States. Isn't that cool and budget-friendly?
In the customer-friendly website, navigation is so easy that every buyer can contact the customer service. More than that, one can track the order online. Another bonus of the site is that offer return or exchange policy should the customer opt to avail of such service. If one is on the frugal mode, the website is offering products that are available for clearance sale. So no need to hunt and hunt for something that is elusive, right before you prices are slashed to suit your budget needs when they are on clearance sale. For sure, mothers who would want to save or stretch their budgets are on the look out for offers like this. I, for one, will not hesitate to avail of such big savings!
Shower is one of the most used gadget or tool in ever household. Not only that it gives a hygienic relief to every member of the household but it also provides therapeutic effect on our bodies, especially when we use steam shower every time there is a need. So what's keeping you from grabbing one of those?

Maids from China

(my kids: smallest one in blue, in pink and in gold)
My kids have grown! This was taken more than a year ago.
They have grown faster than I perceive them.

Let's go Chinese!
Then (about more than a year ago) Here they are with cousins: My eldest in pink (Frances) second in gold (Sophia) and smallest one in blue with a bag (Emmanuelle) .

Now here they are just a year in between when these photos were taken..

Now: Summer 2008 swimming in Palauig, Zambales (middle and rightmost are my kids with a cousin)
Aren't they potential beauty queens? LOL.

My husband and I married early.

We were both twenty-three when we got married. It was tough to shoulder such enormous responsibilities at such a young age, but here we are: alive and kicking.While others were storming the corporate ladder and spending sleepless nights in different parties or hang outs, we were changing diapers and baby bibs. While many of our contemporaries were figuring out what to do with their salaries, we were spending heavily on milk and vaccines. We took the parenting route earlier than the usual. It was not easy but we are a team.

Looking at the bright side of it, we will be retiring "earlier" than most normal people do. With retiring, I mean by the time our kids are in their twenty's we will still be in our late 40's. Hopefully, by that time we have sent them to the best schools and have earned their degrees like we both did. Thus, we will be free and happy to dive into our early retirement years.

We always dreamed of putting up our own coffee shop, with kitchen bar stools and all. We both dream of the smell of coffee and baked deli wafting our noses everyday while enjoying reading the papers in the company of friends and kin in our own coffee shop. I will be in charged of the interior decoration of the coffee shop. I like to think of country type motif for the design, from the counter stools to the walls of the shop. It is easier to find discount bar stools which can be turned into different designs to match the interiors of our dream coffee shop.

Even if it will still be years from now I look forward to making this dream a reality. I love the idea that we will be a husband and wife team to put our dream into a reality. Watch out for this soon!

Vote for Philippines

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Vannie, tagged me with this. Although I have voted already a long time ago, I will still go for this tag.
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2) Vote the Philippines for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
3) Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. Just make sure to post this to each of the blog you added in the list.
4) Tag other online friends you know. You don’t need to be tag in order to join. If you want to join just post this one in your blog.
5) Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment here. I will add you to the master list. That way, everyone is happy and can meet new friends too!
6) Lastly, come back and copy the master list back to your site, often. This will allow the new comers to achieve equal benefits as the late comers do.

Last July 7, 2007, The New 7 Wonders of the World were announced. Now, the New7Wonders Foundation are looking for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. So many breathtakingly beautiful, natural places are still quite unknown to many. From waterfalls to fjords, rainforest's to mountain peaks, freshwater lakes to salt flats, we are discovering together the incredible beauty and variety of our planet.”

Call for Official Supported Nominees!
Nominations can be submitted for the New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign until December 31, 2008. Check the world map now to ensure that your favorite natural site has been suggested, then get in touch with local authorities to make sure they form an Official Supporting Committee for the nominee.

Vote for the PHILIPPINES

Vote now for Chocolate Hills The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol, Philippines. It is composed of around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills, all about the same size, spread over an area of more than 50 sq km The hills are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, giving them the name ”Chocolate Hills.”

Vote now for Mayon Volcano Mayon Volcano is an active volcano on the Filipino island of Luzo, 15 km northwest of Legazpi City.It is classified by volcanologists as a stratovolcano (composite volcano). Its symmetric cone was formed through alternate pyroclastic and lava flows. Mayon is the most active volcano in the country, having erupted over 47 times in the past 400 years, and is a
part of what is called the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Vote now for Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world’s longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water’s edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.

Vote now for Tubbataha Reef Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef in the Sulu Sea that belongs to the Philippines. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. The reef is composed of two atolls, North and South Reefs. Each reef has a single small islet that protrudes from the water. The atolls are separated by a deep channel 8 kilometers wide.
Over one thousand species, including many that are endangered, can be found at on the reef. These include manta rays, lion fish, tortoises, clown fish and sharks.

For more information, please visit:

Aeirin’s Collection | Gelestrada | When Silence Speaks| Fun.Fierce.Fabulous | Supermodel Wannabe | Me,Myself+2 |Hailey's Domain l Hailey's Beats and Bits
Your blog here!

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Tagging Shoshanna, Francine, Jen, Liza, Reche and Idealpinkrose

Cool Tubs, Anyone?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

What do you think of these bathtubs?
Do you like them?
Would you like to have one?
How would you like to grab one and install one of these in your homes?
I will not refuse if someone offers me to have one like this.

Elegant is an understatement just to describe this claw foot tub.

Now my imagination runs wild like how much enjoyment I will have while taking my hot baths here. After a long day's work and stressful time, I just love to soak in this kind of tub and take my time to enjoy my bath.Taking my bath in this kind of tub, or even whirlpool tubs, will be such a luxury for me. Imagine how a hot bath will sooth my weary soul after a long day's work!

Upon my analysis these models are crafted in fiberglass, acrylic, and are constructed of cast iron.So when one decides to buy one, durability and long-term use is assured. Definitely, there will be no problem when in comes to quality and reliability of owning this kind of tub. More than just the elegance and beauty that one can see in each model there is an underlying assurance that indeed this is worth one's investment.

I have always believed that when a gadget or furnishing will be used for five years or more, one should always buy the best one available. I have adapted this principle when buying gadgets or furnishings for my house. There is less money and time wasted when I choose the best product available. Rather than buying cheap ones but with low quality it is better to get the best one and add a few amount. Less worry it will be for the owner or buyer.
Now, grab one of these and enjoy the warm baths!

20 Questions Tag

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Kcee passed on to me this tag. Thanks, my friend!

Here are the Rules for this tag :

Remove one (1) question from below and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag eight (8) people on your list. List them out at the end of this post.

1. At what age do/did you wish to marry?

I thought I wanted to marry at 25 but I got married when I was 23!!!!

2. What was your happiest moment when you were a child?

Playing with my siblings around the neighborhood. Getting medals at the end of the school year.

3. Where is the place that you want to go the most?


4. Which part of you do you hate the most?

Wait... my hair.

5. When you encounter a sad moment, what do you do?

Count my blessings!

6. What are you afraid to lose the most?

My loved ones.

7. If you win $1 million, what would you do?

Give some to church and share with siblings, some for savings and the rest for travelling.

8. What do you love the most about your life now?

I have my own family and they love me back.

9. List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you:

Friendly, classy and very nice! :)

10. How do you cope with boredom?

Blog, watch DVDs, visit my Mom, bake and read.

11. Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most?

Not investing on businesses earlier in my marriage.

12. What type of person do you hate the most?

Hypocrites, boastful and dishonest people are not my types.

13. What is your ambition?

To live my life with a purpose and pay forward the blessings I receive.

14. If you had one wish, what would you wish for?

World peace. ( with accompanying beauty queen-like wave)

15. How did you celebrate New Year?

With a simple family get together.

16. What has been the craziest thing you've ever done in your whole life?

Riding a bus very early morning to eat breakfast in a far, far city.
Right after the breakfast, back inside the bus to travel 100 kms just to shower and then report for work!

17. What do you look forward to in 2008?

Boost our business investments and maintain them.
I look forward to many, many wonderful moments with my family.

18. If your life is a song, what title best fits it?

Time for Cool Change!

19. What is your inspiration in life?

My husband, kids, siblings and my Mama.

20. Which world would you want to live in - Love without Money or Money without Love?

Love without money. It is easier to look for money... than to find true love.

Mommy Ruby
Filipino in Canada

Comfort Zone

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Yeah, I know I was incognito for a while. Pardon my abrupt hiatus but I guess I needed it. I dropped my laundry basket, dishwashing liquid, floor mop and everything that came along with my everyday paraphernalia. For four days I stayed out of my abode and comfort zone. But of course, I went to a more comfortable zone than mine!
For four days, I felt pampered, cherished and truly rested! How did I feel being served by three stay-in house-helpers, drivers on-call in a fully furnished air-conditioned house? I felt like a queen! Unfortunately, that was in my sister's house not mine! But boy, it was one heavenly break I needed.
My sister has just transferred to her huge, huge house and I was invited, with my kids to stay for four days. I truly admire her generosity and kindness. Not to mention I love her new house. I love the furnishings and interior design. My eyes were glued to the dining room buffets she has acquired. Her new sparkling dining room buffet cabinet was remarkably elegant. I love every minute that I spent in her house. The comfort was immeasurable!

I promise myself when I have my own place such as hers, I will search high and low for things such as discount dining room buffet so I can have the same cozy elegance that she has in her house. Well, for now I just love the idea that my sister lives such a glamorous lifestyle, cause she has really worked hard enough for her to earn her rewards now!

Liza, gave me this meaningful tag. Here's the story behind this tag:

Mimi, the QUEEN of meme's, the creator of The Peace Globes, the author of BlogBlast for Peace has come up with a brilliant idea. She is treating her Peace Globes as a meme to spread this wonderful event. I'm going to jump on board and I challenge you to copy and paste this meme on your site and tag absolutely everyone in the blogosphere. Here's what Mimi has to say:

Peace Globes did not begin as a meme. But it began to behave like a meme. Blog to blog to blog. Like a fog. We didn't use the word "tag" ....but that's what we did when we invited others in our blogrolls to participate. The fact that you did so without the obligatory tag is proof that the concept is powerful.

It's a fact that the fastest and most effective way to spiral an idea out of control in the blogosphere is via a meme. I should know! The 700+ bloggers who participated in past launches (and that truly is the tip of The-Iceberg-I-Never-Found) knows what it means to them. It's about unity. We have that in spades. It's about activism, awareness, crossing political lines, making a statement and sharing ideas. We've done that. We have the vision as a core group of bloggers for peace; but we do not - yet - have the power in numbers behind the message.
The Peace Globe project began in the fall of 2006 with a simple post from one blog, Mimi Writes. The post ignited a flame in the blogosphere. The flame became a passion. The passion became a movement. It amazingly traveled from blog to blog to blog across the globe. Bloggers wrote passionate articles on what peace means to them, along with the promise of three Latin words scribbled on a globe - Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) - branded with the integrity of their names or blog names. It was positively inspiring to watch. And it began to happen all over the world - from Singapore to China to Afghanistan to Brooklyn.

It was simple. And powerful.

In less than two weeks bloggers from all
across the globe will blog for peace.
We will speak with one voice. One subject. One day.
Won't you join us?
June 4, 2008

It was simple. And powerful.

In less than two weeks bloggers from all
across the globe will blog for peace.
We will speak with one voice. One subject. One day.
Won't you join us?
June 4, 2008
How To Get Your Peace Globe In 4 easy steps!

  1. Choose one of the four Peace Globe designs in this post. Right CLICK and SAVE in JPG format.

  2. Sign the globe using Paint, Photoshop or a similar graphics tool. Decorate the globe anyway you wish. You can even include the name of your blog. Click here for hundreds of inspiring examples from previous BlogBlasts.

  3. Return the peace globe to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at - Let me know your blog's name and url by leaving a comment here and signing the Mr. Linky. Your submission will be numbered and dated in the official gallery . Your globe and post will be listed on the Official BlogBlast For Peace website and The Peace Globe Posts page.

  4. Here's the most important part -- On June 4, 2008 DISPLAY YOUR GLOBE IN A POST. Title your post "Dona Nobis Pacem". This is important. The goal is for all blog post titles to say the same thing on the same day. Write about peace that day or simply fly your globe.

    Click here for examples of peace globe posts from previous BlogBlasts.
(Go HERE for the other 3 globe template choices!)

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, Avee, Ice and Nancy can also be tagged!

You do not have to be tagged to play!
Please consider passing this meme through the blogosphere.
This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting from
the lovely land of the Peace Globes.
Memeing the Movement.

Save, Shop and Enjoy!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Have you heard of the saying "What you do not know, will not hurt you?" This is most of the time true; except of course if it is about something between life and death.This is also not applicable in life threatening situation; or something that would put your life on the line.
But for some people who are looking for financial savings or opportunities to save their money or stretch their budget, this adage does not apply. What is the connection, you might ask. It is connected most of the time, if one is looking for money-saving tips and bargains because if one is not aware where to get bargains or items on discounted sale, what they do not know will definitely hurt their budget! This holds true if they are buying something that is overpriced. Definitely, when it comes to frugality and the likes, it pays to be truly up to date with different sites or places to get discounts! Therefore, it pays to know!
I just became aware, recently, that to be able to save a whole lot of money for my Christmas shopping, I should hunt for items on sale during Black Friday or the day after Thanksgiving. Are you aware of such? There are actually on line stores which offer variety of items on sale or discounts available during such times. In fact, others are so customer-friendly they provide e-mail alerts, aside from thanksgiving ads, for customers to be informed about the different items on sale. So, how's that for saving effectiveness? Cool, right?


I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am in a thousand winds that blow,

I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,

Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am in the morning hush,

I am in the graceful rush

Of beautiful birds in circling flight,

I am the starshine of the night.

I am in the flowers that bloom,

I am in a quiet room.

I am in the birds that sing,

I am in each lovely thing.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there. I do not die.

Originally posted in Symphony of Love.

Found this nostalgic. What do you think?

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Beauty Secret

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A tag from my pretty and sexy friend Francine.Thanks very much girl! . I'm afraid most of these will be blank due to the fact that I am so lazy when it comes to vanity!

My Foundation: none

My Blush: Clinique Gold crazy power highlighter (barely used)

My Day Cream: Myra E moisturizer

My Lipstick: Christian Dior Rogue 296

My Essential Beauty Product: Estee Lauder face powder and Dove Soap

My favorite Make-up product: not using much of this

My Perfume: Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline (eau de toilette)

My Nails: colorless, unpainted

My Feet: none

My hands: just Vaselline lotion at night

Three Products to bring on a deserted island: soap, sunblock and cologne

Women I admire for their beauty: Audrey Hepburn, Monica Belluci and Angelina Jolie

Women with the best Sense of Style: Kate Blanchett, Heidi Klum, Lady Diana

My ultimate dream: 1. Walk my first and second daughters as brides to their dream men while I am still in my 40's (at 49 my two daughters would then be 25, 24 ) !

2. Travel around the world with my hubby.

My favorite fashion Publication: None,really. Cosmopolitan is nice but not that enticing to read.

Mitch, Liza and Midas, share yours please!

Good Branding

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Never assume. Never stop learning. Watch your back. Be on the look out.

These are just a few by lines or rules of thumb I have learned recently.

As business owners, my husband and I are always in constant search for new ideas or trends to level-up our enterprises. In this competitive, stiff commercial world it seems that the adage: "only the paranoid survives" truly applies. It is always safe to be progressive in thoughts and in lifestyle. Progressive, I mean, in such a way that we have to be open to new ideas and technology that will affect our enterprises.
My husband, who is both an owner and employee of his own I.T. company truly believes that what his business needs right now is a good branding. He is always searching for ways to elevate the perceptions of his clients and potential customers regarding the branding of the services they provide.
It is tough to compete with other businesses of the same kind. Many people are always thinking of the same way we do. So, it is never safe to assume that our goals have been achieved. However, being business owners give us an advantage of putting innovations and ideas into actions without the hassle of consulting a Boss. One tough thing to hurdle, however are all the problems that can be encountered during business operations.

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So as promised here are the long-overdue pictures during my "not so little", little girl's 6th birthday. She was sick and down with asthma during this party thus she was not her usual bubbly self.

Although weak, she felt excited to open her gifts!

This cake has been her request months before she turned 6!

She thanked me for her party. And her birthday wish was: Please, no more asthma!


Monday, May 19, 2008

Did you just miss that most important call because you went out? Did someone call but you were busy doing other things? Stop missing those important calls!
Reverse Cell Phone Lookup is the best solution so as not to miss any call at all or to get the details of all the phone numbers that call your phone.
Harassed by unimportant calls? Register your phone to the " no call list" then unwanted calls from telemarketers or unknown people will not bother you at all. Try it!

We are the spectacles we wear.

Therefore, how we look or perceive the world around us affects our disposition inside-out. No matter what state of life we are in, our life's paradigm affects the lifestyle that we are bound to lead.

Lately, I have come to terms with myself. My life's paradigm will always be shifting but what will affect my whole being is the conviction that is firmly embedded in me.

In other words, my own perceptions of me, define me.

Cause what is it they say: what other people think of you is none of your business.

I am me.
No matter what people or relatives perceive of me... I am defined by my intentions; which only ME knows what.

For Rent: Garage

Monday, May 19, 2008

Last weekend we trooped to my sister's house. We were invited to visit her new house. So off we went for about a two-hour drive to give her a visit.
When we arrived, I was taken aback how huge the house was. To call the place a house is an understatement. It should be called a mansion! Anyway, as I was entering the house, I felt happy and proud of my sister. Her long years of hard work and true perseverance have paid off. Now, she can sit and relax inside her house, which is truly the fruit of her sweat and tears. It really pays off when one gives out her or his best to build a booming business.

What is more appalling is the fact that, despite the humongous size of the house, her garage in front is still so big it can accommodate around fifteen cars. She could have posted a sign there which says: Rent a Garage here. People who need spaces will really be on the look out for the opportunity to rent. Seriously, the space available can still house a rent-a-space business.

Seriously speaking, there is a huge market looking for parking spaces and garages especially in UK. People who own different businesses and vehicles are really hunting for spaces for rent such as garages and parking area.

What's up?
Guess I have been procrastinating for too long. So, here are the long overdue pictures of my little one's 6th birthday.
She was sick and weak during the party, but we partied anyway! She was happy, she said, but she could have been happier had she been well and active during the party.

First: the cake as requested by the celebrant/celebrator.

Slow upload, though. Just give me a little more time. Maybe, picture uploads will be faster in a few minutes.

Easy Does It

Friday, May 16, 2008

For the past two days, my husband has been busy catering to a client who asked for his services for a web site development and management. He has been in front of the computer day-in and day-out. Looks like his only breaks were to grab something to eat and trips to the toilet.

This is expected of him these days since he is beating deadlines. With very meticulous clients, he has to make things perfect and error-free. More than the moral support and consistent food provisions on demand, the only thing I can help is to recommend frontpage web hosting. This he finds as a better choice, because he can easily do web management and mix and match browsers. He says with front page webhosting his job can be done in no time!

As I was browsing online, I came across this and thought of taking it. I answered the questions as honestly as I could and was quite surprised by the result. Well, I am not sure about how readers will react with the result but I still believe my readers are the best judges about the things I write here on my blog.

You Are a Pundit Blogger!

Your blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.

Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few

Well, what ever are the criteria for this, I have no idea, really. I just would like to post the results as part of sharing it to those who read my posts often. So for all my readers out there, you be the judge! LOL.

Natural is Safer

Friday, May 16, 2008

For just one moment in your everyday routine or life, do you sometimes feel unsafe? Are there certain moments which you feel not safe or secure at all? Recently, since I am at home most of the time, I have frequent moments of introspection regarding safety issues from the food we eat to the smallest item I bring home from my trips to the supermarkets. I will tell you why.

You see, in this age and time when everything seems to have undergone synthetic processing, I always reflect how far our natural body with its natural processes, can take synthetic substances more than it already does on regular basis. From the chemical products we put on our skin up to the different synthetic chemicals we take in as our daily diet, I wonder what else can be considered as natural... But natural is what our body systems need, right?

I am sure that unless we grow our own food using natural fertilizer or raise our own animals for our domestic consumption, that is the only time that there is sure safety in our diet.
I was fascinated to find a website that compares and reviews brands of natural fertilizer with the most up to date and accurate data available.
Now, I feel a little relieved and safer that despite commercialized environment that we have, there is still those that go natural!

I Have the BEST MOM.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A tag from Vannie

You too can tell why your mom is the best by simple posting your reasons and don't forget to add your link! Spread this tag and tell the world that you have the Best Mom.

Bregie - her love for us is endless.

2. Bing - for us she is more than perfect!

3. Twerlyn - Because she loves me unconditionally.

4. Tasteful voyage , A mom's note - raising her six children the best she could and now, her grandchild.

5. Supermodel Wannabe & Fun.Fierce.Fab - My Mom's the BEST because she was able to raise us to be God fearing, respectful, responsible & open-minded. She's the best. She's like a friend & sister to me!
6. Hailey's Domain & Hailey's Beats and Bits
My Mama is the best because she was able to give birth and raise EIGHT kids; more than half of the time she was a single parent. She worked hard for us, prayed unceasingly for us and and sent EIGHT children ( all of her kids) to the same school (U.P.) , singlehandedly.

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