July 30, 2008
July 29, 2008
Place an X by all the things you've done, or remove the X from the ones you have not.
This is for your entire life!
Gone on a blind date
Skipped school X
Seen someone die X
Been to Florida
Been to Mexico
Been on a plane X
Been lost X
Been on the opposite side of the country X
Gone to Chicago
Swam in the ocean
Felt like dying X
Cried yourself to sleep X
Played cops and robbers when I was little
Recently colored with crayons
Sang karaoke X
Paid for a meal with only coins X
Did something you told yourself you wouldn't X
Made prank phone calls
Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose X
Caught a snowflake on your tongue
Danced in the rain X
Written a letter to Santa Claus X
Been kissed under the mistletoe
Watched the sun rise with someone you care about X
Blown bubbles X
Made a bonfire on the beach X
Crashed a party X
Gone skinny dipping
1. Nick-name? Jirl
2. Mother's nickname? Salve
3. What is your favorite drink? Water, Coffee
4. Tattoos? None
5. Piercing? Ears
6. How much do you love your job? You mean, my blogging/freelance job? I've fun with it...
7. Birthplace: Legazpi
8. Favorite vacation spot? Beach, Old Cities or Municipalities
9. Ever been to Africa? Nope
10. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? Yes
11. Ever been on TV? Yes
12. Ever steal any traffic signs? Nope
13. Ever been in a car accident? Yes, but actually with a tri-wheel vehicle and a minor one as well.
14. Was it your fault? I guess so.
15. 2 Doors or 4 Doors? Tricy's bumper
16. Salad dressing? None
17. Favorite pie? Egg Pie
18. Favorite number? 26
19. Favorite movies? Many
20. Favorite holiday? Christmas
21. Favorite dessert? Leche Flan
22. Favorite food? Lumpia Shanghai, Pancit Guisado, Siomai (I'm hungry!)
23. Favorite day of the week? Friday
24. Favorite brand of Body soap?
25. Favorite TV show! Dalja's Spring
26. Favorite smell?
27. What do you do to relax? Sleep
28. Do you have a message to your friends reading this? I love and miss you all!
29. How do you see yourself in 10 years? Married to My Other Half, with 1 or 2 kids (a boy and a girl)
30. What do you do when you are bored? Play computer games, browse internet, watch tv, sleep
31. Furthest place you will send this message. London
32. Who will respond the fastest? Let's see
33. Who will LEAST likely respond? Again, let's see
And now it's time to pass this tag to Bhem, Lyn, Sally, Mina
July 28, 2008
July 26, 2008
Lots of my friends were IT enthusiasts and Computer Science graduates. But, in terms of potentials in the IT companies, they got relatively little chances to securing jobs from them. I also knew some younger people who are very enthusiastic about securing IT jobs. But the same, I doubt if they could have more pots of luck in this industry. Why? Because, they lack the must-have Cisco Certificate. So, being the empathetic friend that I always am, I always advise them to look for schools that have partnered with Cisco Learning Network here in our place. I knew some popular Universities and Schools have affiliated with Cisco, so it isn't as difficult finding this Learning Network as it was during my much-younger years. So, guys, check that out in your place and find the right training program which suits your needs best. By the way, they offer different IT programs, so I know there is one that you will find best for you.
July 24, 2008
But that did not happen...
You'll never imagine it!
I already noticed the way I walked was kind of a little weird after covering like 25meters from the gate of the school, but ignored it for my mind was fully-occupied of the exams. When I was more than halfway of the distance from the gate to the assigned room, it was then that I started to feel there's really something wrong.
My shoes (with 2.5 inches heel), or rather the pressure/weight I put on the shoe on my left leg, turned jelly. Feeling my stomach with butterflies already, I checked by looking down at it behind me.
Good lord, was I so aghast to find out the heel on my right pump had actually come loose! I was aware that, any more pressure put on it, the heel goes off. So, I did not anymore attempt of going further. Instead, turned left and quickly got my weak walk up the little ramp that goes up the ladies room to further examine the thing. I was fortunate enough that there was only a few people and I don't think they understood my predicament; HOWEVER, panic was already rising in me as I knew there's no way I could fix it, and sweat was starting to form on my face.
As soon as I got inside one of the cubicles in the comfort room, I tried to fix the pump's heel but it already gave in. The damn heel even went off completely after several tries of fixing! The temperature suddenly and ridiculously went impossibly high, although it wasn't as hot inside. I tried to remember what the girl did when she experienced the same thing on one of Mentos TV commercials, but my pump shoes are not the kind that you could take off the heels, and use them like they were flat shoes. No, it's simply impossible!
It was a good thing that Annie, a high school best friend, is a regular employee at the finance department of the University, and she rushed in to my aide after sending her a text message. She was always a dependable person in cases like this, but she was laughing hard at my predicament when she brought me a pair of slippers and got me a tri-wheel vehicle so I could go home and change.
As anticipated, I wasn't able to take my Chemistry examination because of that "little accident..."
When I got home, I changed my uniform into civilian clothes. Next, went to the mall to buy a new pair. I got myself a nice, little, black pumps; but, whew! The cost! I also went back to school to ask for a special examination. Thanks to my Chemistry instructor, she allowed me to take it at that very moment. It was really embarrassing; but, heck! I knew I'm not the only person to experience such, ayt?
But, of course, there are lessons.
Ladies, remember these two things:
First, always check your things before leaving.
Second, if you feel like there's something wrong or suspicious in any of your things, trust your instinct that there really is.
So, there! Today was just one of my unforgettable and embarrassing predicaments. I have many of them, mind you. lol!
How about you? Do you have any to tell?:-)
July 23, 2008
To see how it works, you can read the story of how a family survived their son Nicolas, who was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma, through the help of Cryo-Cell at this site. It came at the time the mother was in her pregnancy, so the situation became very difficult. They tried some treatments including Chemotherapy, but none work on the child. Thankfully, with the help of Cryo-Cell International, Inc., which stored the newborn Nathaniel's umbilical cord blood and used for the treatment, Nicolas is now enjoying his childhood.
Now, why don't we start saving lives? Personally speaking, this company has a great cause by simply offering ways how you can do this. But, as I'm sure not all of you has learned of this innovative medical solution, we can start by visiting the company's site and then enrolling in its Cryo-Cell U-Cord Service, which is available in several options.
July 21, 2008
First major examinations up in three days. Hope I pass all subjects. Haven't paid my tuition yet.
My bestfriend announced she's going home anytime soon.
Had booked our two-way flights to Manila and Legazpi. Yad will be coming with me to visit Burns' baby boy, the adorable ZYV! We're excited!
Currently having not-too happy times with hubby.
Earlier, met up with Ate Cla to catch up on each other's lives. She bought me lunch at Graceland food chain
Saw Ate Razhiel at the mall.
List ends here...
...Because there aren't too exciting news to tell now. Or maybe, I'm feeling lazy to write.
So, till next post...
July 19, 2008
I love this line. It happens to us, right? At one point of our life, there got to be a reason why we would not show what our heart truly feels over someone. But, when we get back to our senses, we knew that is one thing that makes us empty; and, thus, deeply regretful. I want to read this line over and over again, probably because my heart is currently nursing a kind of pain I never thought would come at this time. Anyhow, for some reason, I wouldn't want to divulge on this one. Instead, I want to introduce to you guys a fun game created by Extreme Style by VO5 - the Ultimate Flirting Championship. I have tried it and it is really, really fun. The name of this game tells it all. The catch is to try classic, memorable lines that you remember and see if they will work for flirting. The best part on this? You can actually meet your future Miss/Mr. Right while playing through chatting. So, hit this Victory Hair game now and have more fun with the game!
Earlier, Julian met me up at LCC and we shopped mugs for this event:). I'm a yellow girlie, so I chose the yellow mug for me. Talie (Pinkistah) will be there too, so we picked that cute, pink dotted mug. Obviously, pink is her favorite:-) Olops and Charlie might come too, I'm not sure. Even so, we picked the blue and gray mugs for them. This is going to be my first time at his apartment, so I'm excited. Julian has always been meticulous and loves fine things, so I am looking forward to a great, tidy, nice apartment. I'll see you, guys, later!
If you are someone like me who simply finds wearing glasses a hassle, there is one solution perfect for you - LASIK information. I've known about LASIK treatment for some time now, but haven't undergone such procedure for some financial reasons. Nevertheless, I am recommending this treatment because of multiple benefits I knew it comes with.
Here they are:
- It will correct your vision but will never require you to wear glasses or contacts again. In fact, you can ditch your glasses after the procedure because what it does is correct any problem/impairment you got in your eyes via safe and effective surgery procedure.
- The modern LASIK is even better. After a few years, there are improvements made for the convenience and more safety of the patients. It has now a customized treatment procedure combined with the 3D mapping technology, resulting to it being the very first all-laser technology ever to grace the medical industry.
- LASIK surgery finishes fast and nearly painless. However, it is unrealistic to expect there would be no complications at all after the surgery. There is nothing to worry though as complications are minor and resolve over time through the use of prescribed therapy or enhancement treatments.
If you are considering this treatment, note that not all can be a potential candidate for LASIK surgery. Good candidates are considered to be those who don't have thin, irregularly shaped corneas. If you expect unreasonable effects, you can pass on this treatment too. Expect for a 2-hour examination, including customized wave-front measurements of your eye and corneas, and 3-D mapping, of course.
Here it goes:
Here are the rules:
1. List these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
You’ll have to read on for my 7 facts and see who I tagged.
1)I've completely graduated myself from smoking and drinking alcoholic beverage.
2)I got a 10-year old son, Yad, who is always mistaken as my brother when we're strolling down the mall or just walking around together.
3)I am one you can trust your secret about and expect it to remain that way.
4)I got myself employed for many years now but returned at the University to be a full-time student.
5)I'm planning to get another Bachelor's degree. This time, it gotta be BS in Psychology, because I love reading and studying behaviors of other people.
6)A day never passes by without me having a cup of coffee in the morning and another in the afternoon.
7)I love updating my clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories.
Now I will be passing this tag to the following blogger:
The Baby In Between
Inside My Closet
Shout For Joy
July 18, 2008
You may be wondering what brought me to talk about this couple decades-long memory. It's because after 25 years, "WarGames" is back on Thursday, July 24, at select US theaters nationwide. If you remember this movie, it starred the young Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy. When you watch it, you will find how lovely these two kids were. Now that they've grown up into totally fine adults, it's a cool thing to find how, as actors, played their roles on this movie. I'm sure both growing kids and nostalgic adults will love this sci-fi thriller movie, being one about a hacker who gets the chance to play a game with the US Military's war computer.
I'm putting a review to their internet facility, so here it goes:
1. Hmm, internet connection is a bit slow*. But as far as I can remember it, today's speed is better than when I was enrolled at this University during my late teen and early 20's of my life.
2. The number of computer sets reaches more than 30 (this was based on my quick count, so not accurate). This is a far cry to the more or less 20 sets (I can't remember it now, blame it to the number of years added to my age hehehe) , which, as students, we always used to impatiently wait for our turn to use one of the desktops back then. In order for us to claim our turn, we have to surrender our white forms to the student assistant on duty for the queuing.
3. Automated logging-in facility. Using internet no longer requires you to surrender your white form for the queuing. One-time registration of your student number and password is the only thing you are required to do. After which, you can use the internet without asking the SA to reserve you a seat. Once there is a vacant desktop, you can log in using your student number and registered password, then surf all you want.
4. Internet room is now big. In fact, this is a lot bigger than the room where we used to squeeze our body in between the wall and the backs of students using the internet facility in order for us to access the computer. I'd be lucky then if the alloted computer desktop is located near the table of the student assistant. Because of the limited internet room space, there were only two rows of desktops and students in view. Thankfully, that is not the case anymore.
5. Nicely-ventilated, air-conditioned room. Air-conditioning unit is working, as in, in top condition. This is another reason why I liked visiting this room. It's so hot outside, so even if there is no need to go online, I'd still go up the second level to escape the extreeemely uncomfortable temperature. Ü
1. Not enough desktop computers. I've said a while ago the number of computer units increased as compared to older years; however, if you'd consider the thousands of students in this University, it's still not enough.
2. A handful of the computer units are not working. Maybe our computer technicians could repair these units asap, so at least, the number of students deprived to use the facility lessens.
3. There are other days when internet connection is really so slooow. This is understandable since in some cases, it can be the result of poor internet provider's service; however, they could have at least inform us by putting some sort of announcement at the door.
I can't think of any cons anymore, so I'd conclude it here now. As we can see, my personal review shows pros outweigh cons. Therefore, I can say that Aquinas University has gone a long, long way if you compare it to the days when I and my former batchmates were still walking our life together in this University.
July 15, 2008
Until one day, Troy, a close friend, and I were taking our snacks at the University canteen. He accidentally mentioned Haraya and knowing I've been an online writer for the past four years, he asked me if I want to be part of it. I said yes, but that answer was the result of my subconscious only talking. He said, he'll give my contacts to a one person connected to the paper. I wasn't so serious about that talk, so was I so surprised when Erik, supposedly the "hubby" of Arcee, a former co-writer at USAUTOPARTS NETWORK, talked to me about my potential to be part of Haraya. Our initial talk was fun because I mistook him as the Fred I knew as the hubby of Joya, a former colleague at the University. I don't have any inkling that he was actually the man whom Troy gave my contacts. So, boy, was I so surprised to hear from him! And we talked how I can go into the group. He asked me things and suggested what to do and how I can contribute to the paper.
Now, I'm looking at things the most positive way. Suddenly, I am gonna be doing things I love doing and things that I knew would help grow me into an even finer personality. Although, I still don't trust myself prospering into this one aspect of my life, at least, I could say in the future -- I have tried it. Right? First thing I'd do is to meet Haraya people. On friday, we're gonna be attending an event at Chateau Noveau. I'm gonna be watching how they are gonna showcase their artistic minds as well as learning how they cover such an event. Let's see how I fare into this one, eh? So, all luck to me now!
July 14, 2008
Miss Venezuela bagged the 2008 Miss Universe title. Dayana Mendoza bested 79 other Miss Universe Contestants. She is now the 57th Miss Universe and she was crowned at the Crown Convention Center, where the pageant was held only hours ago. The Center can be found at Diamond Bay Resort in Nha Trang, Vietnam. The outgoing Miss Universe titleholder was Miss Japan, Riyo.
The other four contestants who made it to the top 5 are:
- Miss Colombia -Taliana Vargas
- Miss Dominican Republic - Marianne Cruz Gonzalez
- Miss Mexico - Elisa Najera
- Miss Russia - Vera Krasova
Our very own Miss Philippines Jennifer Barrientos didn't make it, but we congratulate her for just making it to the prestigious pageant.
July 13, 2008
2. Picked my school uniform-pants at Terry's Dress Shop yesterday;
3. Picked my school uniform-blouse just 30minutes ago from the same dress shop;
In short, I'm now ready to be the true AUL college student
So, I'm back to my old school (University). More than five years ago, this is the picture of me: a school girl completely clad in black pants, white blouse, school ID, and black school shoes. Save from the blouse, which has an AUL patch now at the right collar, it's kind of a weird feeling that I'm gonna wear that same picture starting tomorrow.
All things happening with me lately were very far from few months ago. This is like an entirely new phase of my life; but in reality, it is just like a repeat of the past. And while I'm currently in this repeat chapter all because of my being irresponsible and careless in that past, I'm not ashamed because what matters now is how I've become stronger from that failure.
Some may be wondering what I am doing at my old school at this age, but I am proud to say that I am correcting the errors of that past now. And unlike before, I can say with conviction and certainty that my direction in life now has a new, more concrete, and clearer path.
July 11, 2008
Well, here’s the good news: Charter internet is here to bring your home with more satisfactory life by offering you reliable service of not only because it's a high-speed internet but it's affordable as well, with 14.99/month. At this low, you can enjoy up to 5Mbps. That’s cool, eh? Now, h ere are other reasons why you should prefer Charter for your internet connection:
- no long-term contracts
- available for 30-day trial
- speeds up to 5Mbps to surf up to 90X faster than 56kbps dial- up and 3X as fast as 1.5Mbps DSL!
- Charter High-Speed Security SuiteÆ – the fastest response of automatic protection from new threats from hackers, spam, and viruses.
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But, make sure to grab this offer now because it ends on July 31. Check the site so you don't miss out this great offer.
July 10, 2008
Well, I need to graduate so I've no choice but to take this General and Inorganic Chemistry laboratory. I'd soon graduate, and I'm looking forward to that. Because that means, no more chemistry and science subjects for me! Yey!
At the end of the day, I would go home then watch television, or fiddle with my personal computer. When there's enough time and when I'm feeling still active, I go to malls to see things to buy for myself or for my son, Yad.
My life isn't that too challenging to you, is it? It's boring and financial-wise, there's nothing much to expect for, right? You ask where am I getting money for my tuition fees, personal needs, and as well as to my son's needs? Well, my father pledged to help pay my school fees. However, while I am currently a full-time college student, I can't say I am not earning income. In fact, money continues to roll into my paypal account and to my bank account. How? Well, if you've been a regular visitor of this site, you will learn about SocialSpark because I've posted about it a few times.
Yes, it is through SocialSpark why even when I am not currently employed by any company, I still get to enjoy what I've enjoyed when I was still employed by the autoparts company only a month ago, as far as monetary needs are concerned. It's because of the opportunities that SocialSpark is providing to us mommy bloggers. The site is basically a way to connect advertisers and bloggers so both benefit from it in several ways such as Spark opportunities, Blog Sponsorship, and Posted Sponsorship.
So, if you are a mommy blogger too and you want to earn income while attending to your children, you are very much welcome at this site. You can sign up using your email add and your own blog/site anytime. Just take a look at the site to see what I am saying, alright? I'll see you there! And wait! Don't forget to add me up, okay?
July 8, 2008
Ciao! Hope I'd be back soon to write posts again... As of now, I'm gonna take a rest and take meds as well.
July 4, 2008
Coffee and Puto-Kutsinta for my afternoon snacks at the University. I'm a self-confessed coffee lover. It's one addiction that I can't easily get off my system. Everyday wouldn't be complete without this beverage. I take one cup after getting up in the morning to give me the kickstart and another in the afternoon to quench my caffeine-addiction. Puto-Kutsinta is one of my favorite native delicacies. I don't know exactly what ingredients are used to come up with kutsinta, but I'm sure gonna ask or research on this. To compliment the taste, you usually pair it with grated coconut. It's been ages since I've eaten this food, so the moment my eyes laid on the platter full of this puto-kutsinta, I didn't think twice what food to order at the school canteen. I even made a second trip back to get another plate. Yum yum!
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July 2, 2008
After over two weeks since start of classes, I am now ready to face the challenges of being a student. Today was my first day, and because of being a late enrollee, I had missed some of the introductory lessons. No worries though, as I can catch up anytime.
I'm what you would call really, really old returnee at the University, but it's a good thing for me to see older faces. These older faces consist of several colleagues in the past, most of whom are instructors/professors already of the school. Julian, a former officemate, is also enrolled. So, my old friends and classmates may no longer be my school companions, at least I have these wonderful people to talk in the canteen, in the college office, or just outside by the guard's quarters. *sigh* old memories coming back :-(
Now, I won't be experiencing what most old returnees encounter after taking a leave off school for a long time. Returnees often encounter this feeling of alienation because somehow, they feel like they are entering a new school for a reason that a lot of changes can be seen inside and outside. Old colleagues, old batchmates, old classmates, and old school friends are nowhere to be seen and whom you see, except from old instructors and clerks/officers, are almost complete strangers: new classmates, new friends, new buildings.
Buildings were not the same, as well as their locations. My college, for example, is now different. I'm no longer a part of the CAS family. Instead, I belong to PI. No, not the pi = 3.14159265 that you know in Mathematics. PI is Polytechnic Institute. Science, Engineering, Architecture, and Fine Arts are under PI house. It's kind of odd, yeah? I am enrolled at a University, but my course program belongs to an Institute, and not even a College? Well, I figure, we'll have to wait years before it gets elevated and accredited by PAASCU.
Apart from the old faces, the only thing that did not change is the difficulty of tracking your records. Yes, same old school. Although most of the records in the offices or colleges were now automated, by using computers and online software applications to record students' information, they were not centralized. Which means, you have to go to one office to another in order that you complete your transaction. In fact, it would take not only a day but several days before you can complete a specific transaction you entered with them. Well, at least it's not like the world we knew five years ago, like what I remember was a slooww-paced, old-fashioned, manual way of transactions.
So, here's hoping I can do better in school now than before? An old colleague from school asked me how serious I am now with my studies. Damn, I'm dead serious at graduating in the next semester or no more than the summer next year! Take it from me, an old JIRLIE who needs to prioritize things now. So, see ya at my next post!
July 1, 2008
Along with your adventure in the magical realm of this MMORPG set in a 3D fantasy dimension, you have a Bling Gnome to keep it easy for you to hurdle the challenges in your quest to go through the dangerous dungeons and fight monstrous creatures or some icky things. The Bling Gnome makes this adventure a lot handy by saving you the hassles of picking up loots. Everything it picks up, it turns to gold. So, that's cool, eh?It looks like a gangster, but it is what you need so you not only discover loots but artifacts and weapons without much effort. You go on with your adventure, while it takes care of your needs.