29 October, 2010

unclean mineral water

I've been having doubts, for quite some time now, whether the mineral water delivered weekly in my house are indeed clean. I've read articles about unclean bottled water and unsanitary water refilling stations. Because a low start-up capital is needed, rapid growth in the number of new water refilling stations was recorded in the country. The government should also protect the consumers and make sure that these water refilling stations are not giving unclean water to its consumers.

I've been thinking of replacing my faucet sink with new faucets and at the same time installing a water purifier. I just have to research about it first since there are a lot of brands to choose from.

The Sound of Music Cast at the Oprah Winfrey Show

I am a big fan of "The Sound of Music". The very first movie that I've watched in Betamax. I have watched this movie for more than a dozen times. And I don't get tired watching it again.

Julie Andrews and the other cast of the movie we're at the Oprah Show for their first reunion in 45 years last October 28. When will it be shown here in the Philippines? I can't wait to watch it!

27 October, 2010

how to plan a surprise birthday party

You may do it alone, but a little help won't hurt. Just choose friends who are not very talkative and knows how to keep a secret. Next step is to make the invitations. The best place to find one is online. From birthday invites to baby shower invitations, it's all available in the world wide web. 
pear tree greetings
Choosing the caterer, venue and the different activities for the party can be assigned to your chosen not-talkative-friends.

Planning a surprise party can be tiring but fun!

a taxi is not a race car

I ride a taxi everyday, 7 days a week, except for days when I don't have to go out of the house. Have you ever been on a taxi in Manila? Have you noticed that most taxi drivers here drive like madmen? I doubt if their breaks even work well. I have a valid excuse for doubting, most taxi's look so old and rusty.
Manila Taxi
I have been in heated arguements with Manila taxi drivers. Guess what they do when asked to slow down and not overtake other cars. They reply, "I'm not driving fast" and drive even more fast! There was a time when I called a taxi company to complain about their driver. Nothing happened, the driver is still speeding on the streets of Manila up to now.

These taxi drivers are not at all concerned if they cause risk to themselves, their passengers and people on the street. They speed up, beat the red light and they don't follow traffic rules. They won't get fined or locked in prison anyway. The government should do something about this problem.

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how to achieve an hour-glass figure?

Healthy diet plus exercise is equal to a 36-24-36 body. It's very easy for some but very hard for most girls to achieve an hour-glass figure. I am part of the latter group, simply because eating is a big distraction for me.

Eating is more fun than sweating while exercising, right? Even if I resort to using diet pills, I don't think it will help me at all. With all the yummy food, I doubt if fat burners will work.

I have to be more disciplined to lose the excess pounds that I have been complaining about. Yes, that is the secret to an hour-glass figure -- DISCIPLINE.

do you have enough?

Are you confident that you have enough in case of "rainy days" in your life? Scared now because all you do is spend, spend and spend? Not buying what we want and what we need is definitely not the answer. We should buy what we need, especially what our children needs. We should also buy what we want once in a while. But we have to be smart on how and what we spend our hard-earned money on.

save for the rainy days ahead

Here are some ways on how we can buy what we want and need without spending a lot. Cut out grocery items from coupons. Buy clothes, books and other stuffs that are on sale. Look out for garage sales.

The money that we saved can then be used on "rainy days".

forever 21 sale again?!

26 October, 2010

acne problem?

I don't remember when I had my first pimple. But I can well remember that my acne problem was at its worst when I was in high school. If the best acne face wash was already available then, I never had the chance to use it. My mom forbade me from using anything on my face except for soap.

When I started using facial wash and scrubs on my face, the acne and blackheads we're not that of a bother anymore. If I could have only known about these products, when acne and pimples were multiplying rapidly on my face, acne scars could have been avoided.

Are you looking for ways to get rid of your pimples, acnes and blackheads? Try using the new facial wash and scrubs available in the market right now. If they can clean your face, they will definitely work on getting rid of your acne problems as well.

me? a movie star?

I can never be a movie star. I will never be able to adapt to the unpredictable and crazy sleeping pattern of these people. That will surely give me wrinkles. Then I have to use my earnings on the most expensive of the best wrinkle creams that I can get my hand on.

                                       photo: careupdates
And what if I excel in dramatic roles? A few minutes of crying gives me horrible eyebags. Movie stars are supposed to look good all the time. How will I look good with eyebags and wrinkles? No, being a movie star is not for me. I'll stick with blogging.

fresh perks from 7-Eleven

Collect points to get 7-Eleven Gift Certificates!

20 points = P50 GC
30 points =P100 GC

1 point for every P20 purchase of Dimsum, Rice Meals, Pasta, Sandwiches, Stuffed Pandesal Frutis and Cakes

Promo is from September 22 to November 2, 2010

22 October, 2010

i will never, ever do it again

Who's your favorite boy band? Mine? Whoever is topping the charts with the latest song. Well, that's actually true when I was younger (read: teenage years). When I was in Florida, at the time I was fresh out of my teenage years, 'N Sync was the hottest boy band. Back when Justin Timberlake was still sporting a curly hair.
N Sync

Although I was not a fan, of 'N Sync or any other boy band, I decided to spend a hundred dollars to watch their concert. That was my first concert outside of the Philippines. It wasn't a good experience. The very expensive ticket was for a seat at the uppermost part of the concert venue. I can touch the ceiling if I stretch my hands up and jump- really, no kidding! Me and my roommate even had to use a binocular to be able to see what's going on stage.

Because of curiosity, I spent so much money on something I don't even like. I will never, ever do something like that again.

Uhm, I bought their latest CD after that concert. I guess I wasn't thinking straight at that time...

i will replace you

I have been trying to lose some unwanted pounds. The culprit is bad carbohydrates. Filipino's love rice. Since I'm 100% Pinoy, I also include rice in every meal that I eat. I use to eat brown rice, but my son doesn't like it. And he doesn't like wheat bread. So now, we only have white rice and bread in the house. I even tried juice fat burners. It didn't work.

soon, i hope!
I am now planning to buy a treadmill. But our house does not have a space anymore. So my solution is to sell or give away our living room chairs. Any buyers or takers?

18 October, 2010

Travel In Style With Fitflop

How To Join:

1. Participants must be fans of BOTH Fitflop Philippines and The Travel Club.
     The promo will run from October 18-October 24, 2010.
     The announcement of winners will be on October 25, 2010.

2. Participants will upload their best travel photo wearing their favorite Fitflop in The Travel Club's page.

3. The promo/contest is open to all.
4. Two of the best travel photos (1 female and 1 male) will be chosen. The selected best travel photo will win a pair of Fitflop that can be claimed at The Travel Club nearest to the winners' area.
     Prize for the Lady Winner: Walkstar III in Nappa Leather
     Prize for the Male Winner: Dass

sleeping habit

I should change my sleeping habit. I have been sleeping really late, erm when Mr. Sun's about to wake up, for the past few months. This bad snoozing habit is taking a toll on my body, I am getting fat. Everytine I look in the mirror, it looks like I've gained a few pounds from last time I've checked. Or maybe it's just pure guilt knowing that I am so irresponsible with my own body lately.

I sleep at around 2 or 3 in the morning and have to wake up at 530 am to prepare RJ for school. When the school bus picks him up at around 630 am, I still have to fix the house. I then sleep at around 730 am until noon. That seems enough right? My body doesn't think so, my eyes doesn't want to open. I feel so weak the whole afternoon.

I really have to give in to what my body wants- sleeping at the right time. I need to take care of my body more. And yes, I need to drink more water also. I have to look for water retemtion remedies to make sure I am drinking clean water in the house.

14 October, 2010

i have a confession

You don't know me unless you know that I ♥ John Grisham :)

That is my status right now on my facebook page. And because of that status update, I now have two chapters of the new John Grisham novel - The Confession. It's still not out! So I, together with a few others, are so lucky to read the first two chapters of the book before it get released.

John Grisham, The Confession

THE CONFESSION goes on sale in the United States and Canada on October 26, 2010.

13 October, 2010

forever21 sale!

Forever 21 sale

can't follow simple instructions

My son had his first Holy Communion last Friday. Since it's a solemn occasion, everyone was required to wear an appropriate attire. Men we're asked not to wear T-Shirts, dungarees and rubber shoes. Women shouldn't wear sleeveless shirts, dresses with plunging necklines, shorts and above the knee skirts.

worn by fashionista dad
A lot of the guests, mostly parents of the first communicants, didn't abide with the rules. One Dad even wore an entire outfit that disobeyed all the rules: T-Shirt, maong pants and rubber shoes.

This only shows that a lot of adults can't (or doesn't want to?) follow simple instructions.
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