December 30, 2008
I remember my grandma (+), if she were alive now she would've been 100 years old. She had a bundle of all these black and white photo prints kept in her antique chest. Those photos were mostly of my father and his siblings. I used to look at each of the photos while my grandma explains the story behind it. It was so magical because it feels like I am transported to the time when those photos were taken.
Preserving photos is preserving memories. That is one sentimental aspect that we can never deny is innate in human beings. I guess that is also the reason why people keep coming up with new innovations which allow us to capture and store photos better than the previous ways. One example is the Ceiva Digital Photo Frame. This innovation no longer needs you to keep a partition of your computer's or laptop's hard drive for your photos as you can save thousands and thousands of them in the frame and and let each be displayed at the same time.
Digital photos to be uploaded can come from either your camera cellphone or digital camera. Other digital frames allow you this benefit; however, Ceiva digital frame is not just your ordinary digital photo frame. What makes it more special is that your friends and family can upload their captured photos too even if they are miles and miles away any time of the year.
Yes, even if they are from across the globe, they can send photos to your frame via email and even directly from their camera cellphones. If you have given these individuals access, there is no need for you to pre-approve the sent photos as these will automatically display in your Ceiva digital frame.
If you become a member of the Ceiva PicturePlan, there are even lots of benefits for you, such as:
- Add channels. So you can receive news, weather, calendar, daily updates, and a lot more. These are sent directly to your Ceiva frame.
- Print photos. With just a touch of a button, you can choose which digital photos you want printed and then Ceiva will do the rest. The photos will arrive at your doorstep via US mail. You will be automatically billed with minimal fees by that.
- Connect to your internet. Use your existing phone line, wi-fi, or your broadband connection. Adapters are available for this function.
- Unlimited photos stored in personal albums. No additional fees.
- Lifetime Warranty. This is the best part of the deal. You get your Ceiva frame fixed or reparied if it breaks, as long as you are a member of PicturePlan. Everything for free! Only the postage is not.
Anyway, fyi, Ceiva digital frame can be purchased as is or bundle it with PicturePlan Membership for $129.99 and $159.99, respectively, for more benefits as stated above.
December 27, 2008
I don't want him to feel like he is alone, so each night I leave my door open so he can see me from the couch. Normally, he can't sleep alone because he still thinks about monsters at night, but this time, he sleeps by himself. He just needs the lampshade turned on, and off he's ready to hit the bed, or the couch. Thank God he is doing well. On Friday, January 2, we're going back to the doctor to check the wound, and if all is well, to remove the stitching. He is lucky that this mishap happened on his vacation. Otherwise, he'd surely miss his classes. On January 5, he's going back to school. I'm sure by that time, he'll be able to walk and attend his classes.
Till next post again. I'm going back to my work. Ciao!
December 26, 2008
When I saw it, I thought I fainted. No, I felt like I was dying. Blood was all over his left leg and foot - the sight of which, plus the gigantic, fresh, deep wound made me sick and screaming in terror, asking everybody what happened. Although everybody was telling how he got it, that while playing he fell from a trunk of banana tree and accidentally had his left leg lacerated by a broken glass or something, I didn't hear them. All I can think about was to bring Yad to the nearest hospital before the infection spreads out - and before my sanity runs out. I felt the agony that my son was going through. I always can't stand the sight of wound and blood - but to see that in my son? I thought I almost died.
But while I was scared to death and in tears, my son didn't even shed a drop. Although from his look you could tell that he was scared too, boy, how strong he was for not shedding a tear. I know he was just frightened because everybody around him was nervous and concerned. When he saw me crying, that's the only time when I saw the worried and pained look in his face. At the tiny part of my mind, I was so proud of him because whilst he has this worried look it never suggested that he wanted to cry. Of course, it tore my heart even more, who wouldn't when all the while you knew how terrible the physical pain was but your son was trying to be really brave and acting like a man to endure it all? It was unbelievable.
I kept on bragging on this blog how my boy is quickly growing to be a fine man. But today proved me that he is not just a man, but a strong man at that; because when the nurse cleaned and dressed his wound, he never cried as well - just covered his pained face with his hands. When I had a little accident on May, my cuts and wounds were cleaned and dressed like that, so I knew exactly how excruciating the pain that he endured through.
When he was injected with anesthesia to numb the part around the lacerated area, I also knew how worse the pain can go. But Yad, while holding my hands, just squeezed them really tight probably to reduce his agony. Oh boy, if only I could take all that from him.=( When the doctor, the same physician who treated me before, stitched his deep wound through, Yad did the same. Never cried. Just squeezed hard my hands while crimping his face because of pain. I held his hands because I wanted to share it with him.
All along this drama in the hospital, I was fighting hard to give in to my weakened emotions. It broke my heart to see my son going through it and I wanted to break down in tears again. But I refrained from doing so and never gave him the horrified look to lessen what he was feeling. I didn't want to see his mommy weak for he might get more scared. I just wanted him to feel that I will always be there and be strong for him, just like how strong he is, so that he'd knew everything will be alright.
When the stitching was done (Thank God), I released a long, deep breath of relief. I thanked God that my son is alright now. I thanked God that the wound didn't go deep down the muscles and tendons in his left leg - otherwise, that would have been a different case. I just thanked God that Yad still felt physically and emotionally strong after the treatment that he went without us supporting him walk when we were about to go home. I just thanked God that Yad is here with us now - soundly sleeping and braving through the post-pain and from what happened early this afternoon.
And finally, I thanked God that he made Yad as strong that he is. Because, if he weren't, I wouldn't have known where to derive more strength. Yes, he is my strength - actually the only strong force why I keep going through even amidst a sequence of trials, difficulties, and downfalls.
I know God is always with us, caring for us all. With all of my heart, Thank you so much for everything, Our Dear God!
December 25, 2008
I'm just wonderin', how old is He? Poor me, I don't know. I guess I need to dig my history. Anyone can answer me though?=D
Anyway, I hope we all had a great celebration of Christmas. And for those who had forgotten that we are celebrating JesusChrist's Birthday, remember to greet him. It's not too late to do that. This is just a reminder, guys. Your food, drinks, and decorations are for Him - and not just for you and your love ones to consume. )=
December 21, 2008
Don't you feel in your heart that the year 2009 promises a brighter future? I do. I hope you all do too. Because no matter how difficult or easy life can be, there are still so much to look for in this complex thing, called life. Living our life is the most wonderful thing that's happened to mankind. So don't sulk it in when you are faced with a storm. Just be thankful that you are undergoing that because it just means that God really loves you. It just means that He is giving you the hardships to make you even a stronger person who can fathom what life really is for. Be thankful for every little gift that comes your way, whether it is in physical form or not. Be thankful for every day that you wake up. It means the Lord wants you to enjoy life.
December 19, 2008
I bet you got a wish too, right? C'mon now, let out that inner child in you. Would you like to strike a pose with Santa but you're too embarrassed to be seen by people at the mall doing that? You don't have to go to that mall to take pictures with actually. If you so want to add a photo of you and Santa in your album or scrapbook, just go and upload your favorite or selected photo to a website especially made by Cieva just for Christmas wishes.
If your child is nagging you to go to the mall because they want to sit on Santa's lap and have a photo taken, you can show the website to them and upload their delightful photos as well. It would be so much fun doing that together with your family and loved ones. Surprise your grandpas and grandmas as well. Make their wish of posing beside Santa realized by uploading their photos as well. Surprise them by showing the result. For sure, that little gesture would mean so much to your family.
Cieva has other delightful surprise for you too. If you are 18 years of age, a US resident, you can be eligible to enter the optional sweepstakes. Everyday, a cool, whopping $500 is at stake for your winning. One random entry will be selected daily, so you'd have more chances of winning. $500 would be a lot of money, right? It could buy you a new phone, clothes, or whatever you want this Christmas. Be sure to visit the site of Cieva to see what I am talking about and if you can tell me your experience with it, that would be so much fun and cool. =)
I wasn't too upset that I lost my cell phone because of the phone itself. The unit can be replaced anytime when I've money. But the thing is, I still don't have cash to replace it and I don't know when I would be able to. In these days when everyone is struggling with bad financial conditions due to world-wide economic crisis, losing a costly cellular phone, or a costly possession for that matter, is the last thing that you wanna happen. Right now, I am one of those who are struggling because of my education fees and all.
Besides that thing, the lost contacts, saved text messages (some of those were received way back in 2006... yes, those messages that came from only 1 person were too special to be deleted), pictures, mp3s, and other files put me in a slight disadvantage now. It's so hard, or rather it takes time, to collect contact details especially if you got more than a handful of friends and family or relatives. But, of course, I know I can't hold on to things that are lost and are simply impossible to find now.
Sulking and fretting to as far as putting stress to myself wouldn't be of help, so instead, I consoled myself that it was meant to happen. Never mind the fact that it may be due to my carelessness and absent-mindedness. At least, the phone wasn't taken from me by force, which could have put my life in danger if it was. I still thank God that it was only the phone.
As for the replacement, all I can do now is to put a new cellular phone unit in my wishlist since I don't have the money right now to buy a replacement phone;) I wish someone out there would give a heart and gift me this very thing that I need most.
Paging Santa, where are you? I need you. =)
To those who have my old Globe number, please delete it now. I will be posting my new contact number once I got a new unit. In the meantime, you can contact me via email, via this blog, or via my ym: jirlzmnbajaro.
Thanks! And have a happy holiday to all of us!
December 14, 2008
Misa de gallo, by the way, is celebrated, I believe, only here in the Philippines (correct me if I'm wrong please). That is the reason why the Philippines has the longest celebration of Christmas season. It starts on December 16, which as mentioned celebrated with the first misa de gallo, and ends on the first Sunday of January, which is celebrated with the Feast of the Three Kings.
December 10, 2008
Because most of us are having problems about having little time to clean the house, we want to have something that will allow us to do it in a quick manner. Fortunately nowadays, we got lots of high-end cleaning equipment and gadgets which allow us doing the chores easier and quicker. These are normally available in stores and it is a good thing that a variety of kinds is available to give us even better and faster way of cleaning the house.
But when it comes to cleaning equipment, we don't want those that easily break after a few months of using. We want an equipment that will not only allow us speedy cleaning process but will also let us save money by not frequently buying for a replacement. And that is probably what makes EzVacuum different from the other providers of cleaning contraptions like vacuum machines, vacuum cleaner bags, cleaner belts, cleaner filters, and a lot more because what they supply on the market are made of durable materials to give you long-lasting service.
So, if you want a cleaning equipment that lasts longer and saves you money, you can depend on EzVacuum. If you want to save even more, you can take advantage of their 10% Off Coupon EZVAC10 offer on vacuum cleaners bags belts filters brushrolls machines and other cleaning supplies and parts. This is available on orders over $20, so this is a great deal that we all could use for. Christmas day is fast approaching, so this is another great idea for a gift, don't you think so?
Sunday was supposedly a moment of triumph for all the Filipinos. It was a day when there was no reported crime committed, no criminals loitering the streets of the cities, no political figures bickering at each other, and no pro- and anti-administration political images keeping themselves busy exposing scandals, scams, whatsoever. It was simply a day when all Filipinos were unified for a cause, a cause waiting for Manny to bring home the one thing that will make us all one and proud of being a Filipino: his victory against, as mentioned, the then boxing legend. Because, Oscar De La Hoya is no more a legend. Manny Pacquiao obliterated that status by knocking him out the ring via surrendering his white flag. After that fight, the People's Champ is now not only the nation's but the world's pound for pound fighter. It was indeed the sweetest victory for us all Filipinos amidst the burgeoning worldwide financial downfall. Manny, once again, becomes the hero for letting us all forget even for a moment the crisis that has been taking jobs away from many Filipinos. And I, amongst the millions celebrating this victory, want to give my salute to our People's Champ. For all reasons the people were telling about, there is no iota of doubt that HE DESERVED ALL THAT HE HAS ever since he won his first belt.
Congratulations, Manny Pacquiao!
It was only sad that the nation's great victory was slightly overshadowed by the fact that we lost at the same time the nation's only popular-because-of-his-Igorot-origin-and-untainted-image boy, Starstruck 2007 Sole Survivor, Marky Cielo. He was so young at the age of 20. We couldn't accept that he is gone now because we thought he still had so much to give for the Filipinos. But then, who are we to question his existence here on Earth? Only the Supreme Being above knows until when we get to enjoy the physical goodness of the earth. Only He can tell when are we to exist physically. Marky Cielo, no matter how little time we believed he gave to entertain the showbiz industry, has enough of his God's time here on Earth. It is time for him to be with the Being above.
Happy Journeying Up Above, Marky Cielo!
December 3, 2008
Okay, now, I am going to tell you about it as I know you are wondering what these great things that I am telling you about that this website has. Actually, it is all about the CEIVA digital photo frame. It is a very special digital frame where you can upload all your special photos wherever you may happen to be. You can do that by simply sending the photos via email or even your cellular phone. Isn't that the greatest thing that ever happened as far as storing memories and special photos are concerned? And that is not the only thing about it. You can invite your family and friends too to send and upload photos in your CEIVA frame. Those who are invited are the only ones who can upload to your software, so it is protected. You can store thousands of photos and you automatically receive them once your family and friends from all over the world send them over to your digital frame. With CEIVA digital photo frame, you will never have to delete pictures now.
They are also running this sweepstakes contest called, Got a Wish Sweeepstakes. This is a fun game and at the same time you can win $500 as a winner, randomly selected everyday. Yes, everyday for 29 days you have the chances of winning a cool $500. It's just sad that I can't participate as I am not a resident of US as of now. Anyway, I am happy to share this great news to you guys. If you are in the US and 18 years old, enter the sweepstakes game and who knows? You might just be lucky and you'll run away with 5 hundred bucks. There's no catch here. No purchases required. Just enter the game, and that's it.
November 28, 2008
In case you don't know, Yad is 10 years old. :D
Here he is:
He doesn't look fat at all, right? Here's another:
So, is he fat?
Here's a half-body photo of him:
Certainly, not fat!
Finally, whole body photo of him:
So, fat-not Yad. Slim, just like mommy;)
But I don't understand why he thinks of himself as fat and he needs to build muscles. At an early age of 10, he's certainly conscious of his body built.
Could it be that he wants to look good in front of everybody or just of his crush? And he thinks that for a 10-yr old boy to look good, he also needs to build muscles just like those handsome and lean men? Or could it be that he is already courting this little girl he said he had a crush on? Is he growing up faster than I thought? OMG! Pray God No!!! It couldn't be! My little boy is my little boy! My little boy is my family's little boy! *Mommy extremely sad and nostalgic now:-(*
November 27, 2008
Giving gifts is one of the normal routine you do to make your family and friends happy during the holiday season, or even during ordinary days. But what gifts do you pick to make them feel special during the Holiday season? Perhaps new clothes? Bags? Shoes? The latest computer game software or gadget? Cellular phone? All these things can make our loved ones happy, but how about making it extraordinarily special today?
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I don't know the reason but I am very excited and thrilled to welcome the holiday. Maybe something exciting and good are up for me in the coming month. I have a slight feeling too that starting this Christmas season, all things in my life are gonna be put on track and in places where they rightfully should be. I don't know what those are, but I hope they really are good and promising for me. Anyway, one thing is for sure I am gonna embrace those with great warmth in my heart and optimism in my mind whatever those are. In the meantime, gotta have some work to do. So, have a great one to all of us, alright?
November 26, 2008
But, are you too busy to do that just yet? I have a suggestion. Try shopping online for some personalized holiday gifts at Pexagon. They are offering 20% off on their personalized thumb drives. The promo runs until the end of this year, but are you going to wait until such time? Pexagon has cool thumb drives available in 14 different colors, with up to 16GB in capacity. You can make the thumb drive personalized by having it custom-laser engraved. Don't worry as all you have to pay is the discounted price, engraving is FREE. I think this is a very cool idea because I can have endearing words engraved to the mini flash disk if I am going to gift it to my dear one.
personalized pens - available in three unique styles, different colors, and free personalized engraving (as little as $1.59 discounted price);
Business card flash drives - this is a very cool one. It looks like it is a business card but when you flip it over, it actually has a mini USB cable with up to 3GB capacity. Free engraving; and
Wooden USB flash drives - if you are environment-conscious, why not have these wooden designed flash drives as your Christmas gifts to your colleagues and friends? These are available in 2-4GB capacities. Free engraving.
November 25, 2008
With Brightstorm, it will be easy for me to help him with his process of learning and studying. The education online site has different courses which are essential for the college-preparatory middle and high school students. The mission of this company is to help students reach their full potential by engaging them to study more through the online videos provided. In my own opinion, videos are great learning and studying tools that will get them more interested and improved with their study habits.
And you know what? I think their mission is going to benefit me too. ;) You see, I don't remember all the stuff that my teachers taught me about history, geometry, algebra, science, english, and others back then. So why don't I listen to these online teachers along with my son? Hmm, this is a very good idea especially now that I am taking up Math subjects too. And the good thing about it is, Brighstorm values our kids more because they have this teaching approach that reaches out the cognitive level or understanding capacity of middle and high school students.
Very informative, very educational, very easy to understand, with funness and professionalism to the content of each course, and more importantly, the site is 24 hour available - these are what you are going to have if you sign up. Education effectiveness is what Brighstorm wants for our kids so they could prepare themselves to their future higher education level. I would say, it is definitely worth it to sign up. In case you have a child(ren) who needs help with his grades, Sign up for a free brightstorm account. They will surely improve with the help of Brightstorm's pool of great teachers handling all subjects taught in middle and high school level.
Upon signing up, you can avail the free course as an instant bonus to you. I haven't used mine since I am yet to explore the website and find the subject that my son, Yad, needs most improved. Signing up for a free account that gives you access to a free episode in every course is sure going to be great start for us mommies to help our kids improve more their learning abilities.
But heck! I won't easily give up on this one! There is no backing out now. A number of sacrifices on my part has been done - all because I wanted to finish my degree so that I could continue with whatever plans I have as far as my career is concerned. And right now, I don't have any plans of putting my sacrifices into nothing. All I want is to graduate. And because of that? That instructor will have to see me for the rest of this semester, whether she likes it or not! Because there's nothing that she can do now. Math? I love this subject, so she's no reason to belittle me that I can't make it to the top of her class. Let's just wait and see, Madame!
November 22, 2008
The popular online eyeglasses shop is now back to give you more exciting choices of eyeglasses. See the photo of the pair of eyeglasses at the right? I have checked the online shop, and this is one that I found will most suit me. I am quite into style and function, so that is my personal favorite amongst the holiday glass frames. I just so love the design and the color white of it, plus the plaid, preppy look of the frame. It costs $12.95. That's rather affordable for that design and function, huh? If you will browse other designs available, you will find even more affordable ones, like the $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses. If you like this design (I'm sure you do!), there are other color combis available like: black and burgundy, black and yellow, black and blue, and white and clear.
I'm loving these blog awards now. So far, this is my second one but I hope more will come. By the way, this award was given by The Baby In Between. Actually, it has been ages since she gave it to me, but as you can see, I only accepted it now. I didn't want to let The Baby In Between think that I am ignoring this cool award, so here is now:
Thanks, Bem for this one!
The recipients of the Brillante Weblog are welcomed to put the Logo on their personal blogs and have the honor of passing this award to seven other bloggers.Here are the rules for passing on the award:
l. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs
4. Add links to those blogs on your blog
Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.
Now, it's my turn to award this Brillante Weblog Premio to my other blogger friends:
November 20, 2008
And the reason why I thought about The Jonas Brothers is because I do really think that this duo is in the same path. I mean, just judging at the amount of responses coming from their fans, Nat and Alex are sure a hit in the limelight. In the website, a lot is going on in there. You can hear the band's music, visit Nat's and Alex respective blogs, join the games and win prizes, and then participate on the site's boards, and etc. Videos and photos can be viewed as well.
I don't know what Aseem saw in my blog but he just gave me an award. It's called, The Butterfly Award for the Coolest Blog I Ever Know. He was a new visitor to my site, so it was kind of a surprise when he chose this Bubbles of Thoughts worthy to be given this award. On the other hand, I believe I deserve this award for working hard to set this site up, though it has started to become idle for a time. Anyway, thanks, The Infinity Blog!
The WYSIWYG Blog
The Abbey Road
The Baby In Between
Celebrity Car Watcher
My Life, My Family
My Life's Perception and Inspiration
1.Put the logo on your blog.
2.Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3.Link 10 other bloggers whom you wanted to share this award to.
We all know that to flatten belly is to work your body out, unless you undergo the expensive and sometimes dangerous knife surgery. I don't like the surgery because I'm just too afraid of the idea. And the thing is, I am too lazy to resort to body workouts, so is there still hope for me?
Are you asking the same question to yourself? Do you have a problem belly too? Now, it is a good thing that I found a new program just the right solution for this dilemma. Good news to us, ladies! We can dump the fat gathered inside our belly by this new Flat Belly Diet program. Yes, just food for the belly diet. That's the handiest solution for our dilemma, right?
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November 14, 2008
Coz you'd always lose my appetite then... and my temper! Grr!
That was a plain and super simple rule, right? But, yeah! My brother's always like the bitchy, quirky one, always trying on my temper. It's a good thing that Yad is there to console me. Well, not directly. He just went to make my day by telling me he was included in the top 10 of the class. He said he was in the 9th spot in a 45 or so students. I would have wished he had ended up at one of the top 3 students, but knowing how Yad changed his study habits, being in the 9th is enough to make me happy and proud of him. So yeah, this good news was enough for me to forget the little squabble that happened earlier.
You see? When he was in the first grade, he ended up in the 3rd honor place. However, when he stepped into the 2nd to 4th grade, he didn't make it even to the 10th spot. With all the cellphone and computer games, and the camaraderie he got himself bonded with his new friends, his school went into just his second priority. He wasn't the same Yad I remember back then who was so enthusiastic about going to school and learning new things. He slowly lost his interest that his grades started to show its toll. As a tough mother to a child (yes, you could call me a tough mother sometimes
No, not just good, but high grades! I would force him to hit his books and tell him no to go out. I would sometimes bargain something for him in exchange of good grades, like a cellphone unit if he ended up an honor student after the school year. But you know, a kid's mind his age (he's 10 years old) can be lost exploring newfound friends, new cellphone games, cartoon network shows, and computer games. That's how Yad is! He's not the type like other children who is busy making good grades. His mind is full of anything but school. School is second priority, as what I have noticed during the past three grade school years. He is a hyperactive kiddo, no ADHD though.
So, it occurred to me that I cannot be harsh on Yad anymore because he is still busy exploring his childhood in him. I thought I might just give him this privilege since childhood happens only once to use, right? Thankfully, his grades were not that bad. He still manages to earn a satisfactory grade rating, so I decided to loosen myself a bit over him. I had stopped demanding him to be at one of the three top honor spots. Just as long as he isn't getting grades as low as 75%, I would get away with it. Occasionally, when I would notice how he's getting deeply lost in other things except school, I'd still be the tough mom who would impose something harsh on him. But generally, I had let him take his own course by stopping to be the strict mom. And see how it benefited him? Now, without the constant tough and tight orders on him, he went into that 9th spot. That's an improvement, ayt?
And why did Sean William Scott made my day too? Well, he did nothing but flash his oh so heart-melting smile and squint his deep, talking eyes. That's enough for me to forget the world. I so adore this Hollywood hunk. I was so, so lucky to chance upon him today on the Tyra Banks show. And even Tyra couldn't hide her admiration to the handsomeness of this American Pie star. And he's always got humor in him. I love the portion when Tyra wants to sit between Sean and 50 Cent, so they could strike a model pose. But the two purposely didn't move their legs, so she ended up sitting actually on both men's knees. This and Sean's so full of humor totally cracked me and the audience in the studio. I love, love, love, love, and just love SEAN WILLIAM SCOTT! He is my dream guy! He melts my heart, just at the sight of him in photos and screens. I LOVE YOU, SEAN WILLIAM SCOTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Err, forgive me for acting like a young girl, but I simply am into SEAN WILLIAM SCOTT! lol!
November 10, 2008
ZenniOptical.com has been popular because of the Great Eyeglasses For Less. You might wonder why they sell their products at extremely low prices. That's because they don't pay middlemen and ads to promote these glasses. They sell them directly to customers, like you; hence, less the operating costs. In case you still don't know, Zenni Optical was on FOX news!, speaking variably how popular now is this brand. Check Zenni on Fox today to see the reason why you should opt for Zenni pair of eyeglasses instead of extremely expensive counterparts.
November 6, 2008
And why I am posting this one? And kinda late at that?
Because, as they say, when America sneezes, everyone, or rather, the world catches cold. Because we, Filipinos, will have to be aware what this will impact us - I don't know if good or bad (I pray though it will be the first), but it will. Don't forget that Obama does not like America outsourcing jobs because he wants to give job to every American individual. So, what does that mean to us? Philippines has always been one of the favorite nations, which the Westerners outsource jobs from - and I admit I am one of the individuals who have benefited from that - but if US President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama withdrew this outsourcing job relationship, where does that leave us? But then again, this is just one of the thoughts that have been running in my mind ever since Obama declared his platforms particularly concerning on that issue. I am never, and will never be, in a position to foresee what will happen under Obama's helm, but this is one fear that have been boiling inside me although I don't intend to stay longer in this outsourcing industry. One of my mentors in AUL quipped that if may that happen, it will undergo process and thus may take quite a long time. But what to those individuals who planned on staying in this industry forever?
On the other hand, my fear, or your fear, is unfounded and maybe what happens next is the contrast of that. So, I guess the right thing to do at this time is to wait and see.
And not that Obama will read this post, but I still want to congratulate this great man for giving this new adventure for America to face with!
Let's wrap this post up with "Long Live, America!"
and, of course!
November 5, 2008
November 4, 2008
If by chance you visited this blog, please do contact me. I have been sending you messages thru your email but they keep on bouncing back to my email. The Mail Delivery System says that your email is already full; thus, is no longer capable of receiving messages. Also, I have tried to post PM thru GAF, but I have no idea if you have read or received them as I have not received any response from you. I hope you visit here again as this is about our project. Thanks and take care always! :)
November 3, 2008
Though I left this Bubbles of Thoughts idling for two weeks, it feels like I have ignored it for years. It is a pity that I have let it go that way, because you see? This site is one of my most important possessions right now. It took me few minutes to set this site up, but I took many days and hours just to complete the layout. It took me months before deciding that I need just the white layout and nothing more elaborate on the design. It is hard work to completely set up a blog site. With my site, it isn't complete yet in terms of the design, the layout, the widgets, the banners, and other stuff. But then, I had put hard work and time to let it be as it is today. It is my precious baby now. So, I am really ashamed that I have been detaching it from my daily life for the past two weeks.
If I could talk verbally to this site, I will apologize and hug it. I am so ashamed that I ignored you, baby. My life was down for the past few months, and the past two weeks were even like hell to me. I have been so consumed by the adversities that went around me for a while. I wallowed in depression that I haven't had the strength to go out my room for most of the days in the past couple weeks. I have sent myself locked in this little sanctuary with no companion but my computer and internet connection. I had my kid and family whom I sometimes chat with, but most of the hours of the day, I am in front of my computer trying to work on things just to ease away the pain and longing in my heart. But that was a mistake I realized I should never do again coz it got me more depressed than ever.
The past two weeks was the lowest point of my life this year and I regretted that I allowed things to go the wrong way. But now that I am collecting the pieces of my life back together, I am hoping that everything will turn out alright in the end. I am waiting for things to happen In God's Time. I am in no rush here now. I am doing this post to signal that I have risen from the dark weeks I have suffered. I am writing this piece to remind myself that there are a lot of fine things that surround me and they are just waiting for me to use and maximize them.
Right now, I am ready to take on the brighter side of life. And this Bubbles of Thoughts site will accompany me to whatever point of life I may have reach in the future. We will both have more focus on things, so that I will never leave it hanging in oblivion once again. I will have more strengths that I will be using but I know there will be more weaknesses and failures I may have encounter yet again. But one thing is for sure, I will take the positive things that come with every weakness so I won't go down again to the grave of emotional pits.
October 21, 2008
If you happen to know the Ecclesiastes 3:10, which says "God has planted eternity in the hearts of men," I also live my life under that verse. I have been to many moments of my life. I have undergone sweet experiences, success stories. I have had many graces in my life, my family,my friends, and many other things. And I thank the Lord for loving me so much to give me all those things.
But you see? I am an individual who also suffers most of the time because of the things I never wished would come my way. I have endless pain in my heart because of some major changes in the courses of my life. I have failures and shortcomings that made me consider giving up. But each time though, my spirit will always be lifted so that I am ready to stand up and face the world again.
For all those sweet moments and failures, I knew these are just slivers of light coming from God's windows. I mean, God has something big in store for me and I should never question why those things have been happening to me because the door will open and shower full lights of hope and happiness for me. If I have been having my moments now, it's because I knew those are just an appetizer for the big dish to come. If I have been having my own dose of sorrow and unhappiness, it's because God is preparing me to readily appreciate what He has created for me to have in my ultimate life.
I have been talking about bible verses because I want to remind you to attend the Theatre Church Conference to be hosted by CineMeetings & Events at Silver Spring, MD. It is a two-day affair, happening on October 22-23 of this year. There is so much for you to discover through this conference, so Find out more by going over to that church conference.
I would have love to Find out more about bible verses, but unfortunately the distance is what's keeping me from attending the Church Conference. So, if you can do it, maybe you can just share it to me?
I was already having picturesque scenery and images of Deo Endhekka, Mayon Resthouse, and Cagsawa (see photo at the left) running in my mind. I have been imagining the days that I would be taking off for myself and just relax and enjoy. I have been thinking what clothes or outfit to wear on those days and just don't think about all the things that have been bogging me for a few months now.
But, sadly, all plans did not materialize. Much to my dismay, there was nothing that I could do then. Maybe we could have that trip and those outings when everybody else is available. Right now, they are just too busy with their own corporate lives that they can't easily afford to take several days off and enjoy. I realized, that's the price as you age. And since people continue to age, will we be like this for the rest of our lives - not having enough time to just enjoy and relax, I mean? Well, it's a reality check.
On the one hand, the canceled trip and outings have been a blessing in disguise to me. I was spared of those supposedly full days so I had took more time to prepare for the wedding of our dear friends, Totie and Ces.(I am going to post about the big day and some pics later). And of course, I was able to concentrate more on my freelance works, which remind me I still have a deadline to beat and I gotta work faster now :)
Anyway, I want to take this opportunity TO ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATE THE COUPLE, TOTIE AND CES, FOR A NEWLY EXCITING, MUCH DIFFERENT TURN OF EVENT FOR YOUR LIVES NOW! I am happy for you guys and I wish you a successful marriage life! I know you are too busy right now with your first marriage consummation, in short honeymoon (lol!), so get the most out of it! Hope to see you before you both go back overseas. :-)
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October 16, 2008
As I woke up late today, I felt a rush of love and hope in my heart. I just knew everything will be okay and things will fall back to where they were before. Last night, I promised to myself that I will do everything just so I would get the things that I terribly need and love. I vowed I'd never resort to my old self who always surrendered whenever my emotions were beaten or whenever things seemed to not work they way I want them to. This time, it is gonna be a different Jirl. A Jirl now will be that woman who will fight against all odds, who will fight in the name of love. It's gonna start today. My faith is restored. And my mind is so full of fond and only good memories.
Is there a day better than today?
God bless to all of us!
October 15, 2008
First the long-wallet like invitation card from the outside:
When you open this long wallet-like (as according to Marijo) wedding invitation card, you will find the main part (photo below), which contains the details of the nuptial
How about you? Do you have a particular favorite bible verse too? Let me know about it. And if you want to Find out more about bible stories, here is your chance. CineMeetings & Events is bringing you the first ever Theatre Church Conference to Silver Spring, MD happening on October 22 and 23. This is a chance to Find out more of these bible stories and church experience, so be sure to attend the conference. I would like to hear more of your favorite bible verse and how your life experiences relate to it, so drop a comment here, alright?