Monday, December 29, 2008

Wazz up?

Yeah right.. Wazz up me with me? It's been days that I have not blogged for I am really so lazy and busy bec. of the holiday season. I will be posting here as soon I get myself into full blogging once again. In the meantime, you can read some updates and see Christmas photos at my A SLICE OF LIFE Blog..

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Our Lil' Christmas Tree

Wrapped gifts last night and it took me lots quite a lot of time finishing it, started at 10 pm and finished at 1 am weeh that's tiring but I had a lot of fun. This morning showed our tree with gifts under the tree to my 5 yr. old niece and she was astonished to see many gifts.

Of course, we wanted to see if she has gifts for her so she read the labels and when she see her name in it, she will blurt "yey, this is mine." Our family tradition is that we will open our gifts on the the night of the 25th after the kids went on the manuhan and the 24th. The kids are excited to ope their presents as early as today. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!! More photos HERE

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Our Quiapo Adventure

My bestfriend RACE and I went at Quaipo last Wednesday to accompany her to buy her new digital camera. We just met at LRT station in Santolan and there we rode the LRT where it only took us 20 mins. to Recto. Pretty fast travel time compared to if we rode the bus.

It isn't my 1st time to be there so I took my friend at Henry's Store in Hidalgo and there are quite few people inside the store buying P&S or DSLR cams. (they should give me discounts already bec. I have bought my cam lens and other accessories from them and have also referred them to my friends plus I am advertising them here at may blog hehe).

Race bought a point and shoot camera (forgot the model yay!) and it was only P7K, 7.1 MP, with free 2GB memory card and battery and charger. It's already a good price. Later on I decide to take my friend at Fans Digital just to show the camera bag that I saw. She later bought a small Kani bag suited for her needs.

Afterwards we went to Divisoria, had lunch at Max's resto coz it's also her birthday on the 21st. Happy Birthday Bes!

Samples shots of her Canon P&S camera.
Inside Henry's digital store in Quiapo, using the Canon P&S cam of my friend
This is inside the Fan's Digital Shop where my bes bought her Kani camera bag

Yay Posing beside a wedding picture display at Fans Digital (wish it was me hahaha)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Too Lazy..

I am feeling a bit lazy to blog today! Sorry but I think I am feeling the Holiday Blues or whatever or maybe I'm already on the Holiday Mode.

Anyway, just to give you a quick update, been to Quiapo and Divisoria yesterday for a shopping spree and to accompany my bestfriend RACEL to buy a digicam. Went home too tired and still had a hang-over today. I have lots to share but don't feel like it today. Yay!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Letter to Santa

My 5 yr-old niece wrote a letter to Santa and look what she wanted for Christmas. Barbie doll, this is one of the never ending toy that girls would love to receive. My niece already got heaps of barbie dolls but oh boy she can't get enough of it.

She is asking Santa and me to give her one. She wanted me to buy her the mermaid Barbie or the Barbie with wings. Let us see if she will get what she wanted this Christmas.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Twitter/Digi-Scrapper Exchange Gift

Look what I got at the mail the other day. I am smiling from ear to ear when I saw this package in my desk that morning and I know it was from my Twitter/Digi-scrapper "mommy", can't reveal who is she bec. not all of us have received our gifts yet. She was supposed to get my 1st priority the Lens Hood but she said it was out of stock but it's ok with me.

Thank you thank you Mommy! Love it and I will definitely use it esp. this Christmas when we will have group shots. I don't need to run in my place when I clicked timer on, this time I can click the remote anytime I want.

Just in case you are wondering what it is then it's a CANON WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL RC-1. Wow I am slowly completing my photography stuff.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I Hope This Isn't Late Yet

It was only just this morning when I finally went to National Bookstore to buy a Christmas cards for my relatives in the US. I was suppose to make a personalize one but I am pressed for time and became busy for the last couple of weeks so I wasn't able to make a layout. I hope these card will still make it on time, but with the slow mailing system that we have and of course due to the volume of cards being sent this season I am afraid they will no longer receive it on Christmas.

Oh well, it's my fault anyway, I should have bought and sent it much earlier. I still have to write somethin' inside and mail it tomorrow morning. What about you have you mailed your Christmas cards already esp. overseas mail or do you only prefer e-cards?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

We're Havin'Toblerone Overload!!

Hello y'all, sorry for the lack of updates here lately. I was kinda busy these days updating my other blogs and need to finish some online tasks. Anyway, it's Christmas time once again and how fun it is to have relatives overseas esp. when they send chocolates. Just last week we got this big plastic bag full of toblerone and another assorted chocolates last Sunday from the OFW's that came home here in the Phils.

It was actually sent my sis and bro in law in Riyadh and we are now having chocolate overload! Yay! My family are chocoholics except me but I got to eat once in while. My nephew and Niece will be vacationing in Riyadh this Christmas and I bet they will bring more chocolates when they get back next year. Love to have the cadbury's fruit and nuts this time.

For chocoholics, don't eat too much ok, it's not good to overload yourself with too much sweets!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Manny Pacquiao wins Dream Match vs. Oscar de la Hoya

Wahoooooooooo!!! Manny Pacquiao wins at the Dream Match vs. Oscar de la Hoya. Congrats to our very own Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao for winning this much awaited bout bet. Oscar "Golden Boy" Dela Hoya.

I watched the LIVE streaming over the internet even it was a bit slow and we are all excited to see that he won. We could no longer wait bec. at Channel 7 it was still at the undercard fights. At 8th round the fight was stopped so it was a TKO at 8th round for Oscar dela Hoya with a swollen eye.

Congrats Manny, you brought another honor to our country !! Go Manny! Go Philippines!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Winners of my Birthday Contest !

O, I know many of you have been keeping an eye who won my birthday contest. It took me days to count all your entries and without further adieu here are the winners.

See you prizes HERE

I am also giving a Special Prize to SHERRY who has the most comments (80) and with a total of 130 entries. You'll get 1000 EC credits and 1 month banner ads here at my blog.

CONGRATS to all the winners !!!!! Please leave the EXACT URL of your Entrecard profile and e-mail me or (just leave it here) your PAYPAL e-mail address. Contact me at: jenski67 at gmail dot com.
Thank you all for joining and 'till next contest!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

:Litratong Pinoy: Excited

Isa na yata sa pinakaaabangan ng mga Pinoys na galing abroad ay ang balikbayan boxes. Hay naku, kami ay laging excited pag nakakatanggap kami nya buti na lang madami kaming kamag anak sa abroad at nakakatikim ng kung ano ano.

Ito ay kuha noon pang isang taon bago magpasko, nagpadala ng 5 boxes ang aking kapatid na nasa Riyadh at makikita sa aking pamangkin na super excited sya sa laman nito at gusto ng buksan. Meron din laman na tininda namin gaya ng mga shoes etc.

Ngayong taon eh, magpapadala naman ang 1 kapatid ko na si JoyD na galing Sydney naman, ngayon pa lang eh excited na ang lahat. Kayo rin ba excited?

May iba pang lahok sa Litratong Pinoy dito.
I guess one of the most awaited by most Pinoys are the balikbayan boxes. We are all excited wehn we receieve boxes from our realtives in abroad. This photo was taken last year before Christmas as you can see my niece is very excited to open the box.

Update on my Birthday Contest....

Hi all.... I know a lot of you are already looking forward to the winners of my birthday contest. To update you all, I am already counting your entries as of now but I need to continue today bec. I was out the whole day yesterday.

I am really checking all your entries if you really post it on your blogs, stumbled or even subscribed bec. I have seen blogger that told me that they stumbled my contest but didn't see their usernames. I also saw a blogger contestant that unsubscribe on my feed so that means she will no longer qualify eventhough she made a blog post about it.. read rule #1

I am actually overwhelmed with all the comments and the bloggers turn out so as of now I am still counting.... please bear with me.. I will announce the winners soooooonn.. I know you are excited just like me so pls. be patient hehe.. Ok im off now gotta go counting your entries again.. Have a nice week !

Monday, December 1, 2008

Yay It's December!

Holy Cow ! It's already December 1st today and few more days till Christmas and I have not yet shopped for Christmas gifts and Christmas cards. I hope I can accomplish that this week.

Finally, yesterday while my store is closed I was able to put Christmas decors here at my store to give it a little Christmas touch. People seems to be busy these days.. ahhh it's actually holiday over here as it is Bonifacio Day yesterday.

Been busy today making digital scrapbooking layouts since yesterday, my goal is to finish a photobook of my Australian vacation last Jan- April. I was bitten by the Photobook bug that my co-digiscrappers spread. I am so inspired to scrap since this morning and I am so proud of myself that I made 3 layouts. Hooray.. lol

What's keepin' you busy these days?

Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Birthday Contest Ends!!

Hey all.. I am sooo happy that many joined my Birthday Contest and now I am officially closing it. To update you all there are 80 bloggers who joined but only 76 are valid to join bec. 4 did not verified their subscriptions.

Next week I will be counting all your entries (email subscriptions on my 2 blogs, comments, etc). I know I will have a hard time counting so please bear with me. I hope after this contest you will still go back at my blog to read and comment on my posts.

To all of you who joined THANK YOU VERY much and I know you are all excited to know who will win so watch out for it!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

PH: Metal

Just some of the scrap metals that my older bro used as decors near his gazebo. He loves collecting old stuff and turning them into piece of art. Not quite sure where he gun that old rusty gun but definitely it is not his. I have another entry more of his "art" at my other blog.

:Toy Hunt:: Toy/s that Talk

This is the toy of my niece Reign and this cute and looks pitiful Ginger Bread Man from Shrek the movie can actually talk. I am guessing this is a free toy from Mc Donald's. It has a button at his back and when you press it he will talk. Actually I can't hear the words that he is saying now bec. the sound is crackly already.

Join us as Toy Hunt, click the badge on top.

Friday, November 28, 2008

:I miss Digi-Scrapping!:

... ....badly! The last full digital scrapbooking layout that I made was in July 2008 but I was able to make a digi layout for my niece's 18th b-day tarpaulin. My co-bebots are talking about scrapping over at Twitter and just today I they insipired me because of the hard bound photobook that they ordered over at Artscow.

I hope one day I can finish my Australian vacation layouts so I can have them printed. I can't beleive that it as so cheap to have it printed over at Artscow. I am so happy I have found friends through digital scrapbooking, gosh my co-Bebots (as we call each other) are so very generous in sharing tips on where to have our layouts printed at a much cheaper price. Hmm i need to gear up myself soon so I can finish a 20 pages photobook for myself.

Digital Scrapbooking is so much fun, if you haven't tried it yet you've got to. You just need to be patient in order to finish a layout that usually takes hours. If you are not patient, forget it haha.

You can see some of my digi - layouts here and here is my SCRAPS & SHOTS blog, there are some freebies there.
My New Found LoveJust Play.....

Are you using Gmail Themes & Yahoo Stationery? How to Activate G-mail Themes

It was a delight to see a new and refreshing look at my G-mail. You can now select beautiful themes on your account by selecting themes on your settings tab. Just in case you still don't know how to use Gmail Themes i made a simple instructions here.

Here's how to activate G-mail Themes: (Gmail themes are NOT stationeries)
1. Just click the Settings Tab located at the right side on the top bar,
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2. Click THEMES tab and you'll see some of the available themes. Choose what you like and That's It!

I choose the CANDY theme and it looks so cute hehehe. You can also choose Tea House ,Bus Stop and others. Have fun!

NOTE:*But if you hate using themes just click the OLDER VERSION tab on top of the screen and the old boring white theme will appear again.
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If you are using Yahoo Mail, you can try their YAHOO MAIL STATIONERY here

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Pink Sisterhood

Life is so Random and so I am and Janice Ng (long overdue Janice sorry) tagged me. Last Oct. is the month for Breast cancer awareness but I am still posting this.
I am kinda scared of this because i lost 2 of my aunts (father side) to breast cancer few years back and I hope I can't get it. Oh dear.
* One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.
* Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.
* Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.
* Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.
* Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74.
* Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol.
* Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.

Facts taken from Women’s Health
And now here is the tag and the rules:

1. Put the logo in your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who shared it with you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Add your link to the list of participants below
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

PINK Sisterhood
1- Fara 2- Massy 3- N.O.Y 4- Mariuca 5- A Great Pleasure 6- LadyJava 7- Kim 8- Pink Thoughts 9- Turn-u-Off 10- Roxiticus Desperate Housewives 11- STAY AT HOME MOM 12- Fida Abbott 13- Also Mommy 14- Janice Ng 15- Juliana’s Site 16- The Painted Veil 17- Heart of Rachel 18- Mga Muni-muni 19- littlemsfirefly 20 - My Happy Thoughts 21- Life Is Random.SO.AM.I 22 -jennyL 23-

Passing this to everyone!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

:My Love & Hate Relationship with Coke

My tummy signals once again and that means "meryenda" (snack) time once again for me. I had a monggo bread left over from yesterday so I thought I'd finish that off today. What would be the best companion of that bread? None other than COKE! So I opened one Coke solo and the evil little spirit of that softdrink came alive .. lol!

I remember having sworn and promised to myself few months back that I will never drink Coke again for it will only bloat me. I managed to stop my cravings for few days and I am so happy with that and I realized that I was into it again arrghhh. The addiction is still there I said, poor me.. but how can I resist the taste of the coke.. Blame it on my sis in law for selling soft

Hmmm.. right now i hate Coke (but i drunk earlier yay!) but dunno if I can totally eliminate that when I am eating. Felt guilty, gave the almost half bottle to my mom. At least I don't drink it everyday and every meal! What about you, do you drink COKe?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

:From 4 million to 600+

Wow and so it dropped! What do I mean? This blog is fairly new, actually just 2 months old and my Alexa Traffic rank dramatically dropped from 4,385,985 to 672, 155 as of this writing. Wow that's a lot and that is good for this blog (lower no. means higher ranking). I hope next time this blog will have a page rank. You know why I want that. :D

I am so thankful to all that visits my blog, read and comments on my posts, you helped in improving my traffic. Entrecard droppers also helped, some traffic from Google searches etc., photo memes and of course bec. of my viral linking and my still on going birthday contest.

Again THANK YOU very much to all of you and please do come back!!

Happy Birthday to my Sis JoyD!

My sis JoyD and I both celebrate our birthdays on November, mine is last Nov. 16th and her b-day is today the 25th. She is our youngest sibling and now living in the Land Down Under. I am so thankful to her and her hubby Joe for they sponsored my vacation there for 3x already and hope that there will be 4th time hehe.. wink*

Happy happy birthday sistah! God Bless you & your family and SEE YOU here in Pinas next year. We are all excited to see you esp. the kids!

Go visit my sis' blogs and greet her as well WHEN MOM TALKS and THE WAY OF LIFE IN OZ.

RT: Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Cherry Pepper plant at the backyard of my brother in law's grandpa. Bottom photo: regular red peppers being sun dried before being pickled and eaten.. Yay too hot for me? What about you do you love peppers?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ang PINAKA Smart Ways to Manage your Money

Not all of us are good in this area so here are some tips that we can follow. Ang Pinaka TV show over at QTV 11 provided us with this list. Watched the show last night (Sunday) and fortunately I was able to jot down the Ang PINAKA Smart Ways to Manage your Money.

Can you tell me which of the top 10 have you done so far?
1. Pay your Debts - Debt Reduction (Pay your loans, credit cards etc.)
2. Mutual Funds - where a private co. will pool the money of investors to invest on buying stocks etc.
3. Maintain Deposit ( Savings or Time)
4. Invest in Bonds - Security loans or Government Loans
5. Buy in Stock Market
6. Invest in Real Estate ( Land, houses or buildings)
7. Become an Entrepreneur - Be your own boss!
8. Buy Foreign Currency
9. Invest in Pre-need plans (Educational, health etc.) in my opinion educational insurance is not a good thing to get anymore as many co. are closing down already
10. Invest in Jewelry, Antiques, Arts

Saturday, November 22, 2008

:Updates on my B-day Contest and a Twist!

Yay my birthday contest is almost about to end and you know what I am extremely happy that many have joined. Just in case you came here late, YOU CAN (anyone) still join bec. my contest will end on Nov. 30, 2008 8pm Phil. time.

To give you an update there are 70 bloggers who subscribed to my feed as of this writing but only 65 are qualified to join for there are 5 e-mails still not verified. VERIFY your e-mail so you are eligible so you will not loose your chance of winning.

I still have to count all your comments, posts etc. and I will just do that once the contest ends so I will not be too hard on me. This is gonna be exciting for sure.!! Christmas is coming and an added $$ in your pockets is a great way to have a good shopping hehe. Thank you for joining

NOTE: I will be giving my birthday contest a little twist. You will earn extra 3 points if you will subscribe via e-mail to my FAB & CHIC FINDS blog (you can see the form on the right hand side of that blog.) Again you need to VERIFY your email subscription.

This is a good way to increase your chance of winning. If you have done so just leave a msg and the email addy that you used here.
Thank you for joining!!

:Photohunters: Reflection

Taken on a gloomy morning near Harrington Park. It was a cold morning last Jan. in Sydney but still I decided to walk and took my camera to get some shots. Still not an ideal day to go brisk walking that day bec. storm just passed but wanted to go nature trippin' so off i go.
Join us at Photohunt.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

: Naughty Kid!?

Just wanted to share this little incident that I witnessed here at my net cafe. One afternoon a family (man, woman, a grandma and 2 lil' boys) rented an internet at my shop and asked to be assisted at YM bec. they will going to chat with someone.

Anyway, I noticed that the older kid (about 5 yrs. old) is playing with the glass door, opening and closing it and sometimes he'd go in and out of the shop. I asked the guardian to tell the boy not to do that. He stopped for a while and did something else, lay on the floor, teased his smaller brother that he made it cry and other stuff, the usual playful and bored kid. He is just unstoppable, I was worried bec. my other customers are already being distracted. I can also see the grandma is a bit ashamed and was talking to the kid with a soft voice.

What is so distracting is that I saw the lil boy got angry at his granny and even got his slippers and smack his grandma on her buttocks with matching angry voice. I was shocked, he did it again the 2nd time and that was the time, I told the boy it was bad and he should not do that to his grandma. Gosh, the grandma did not reacted but it seems she is tolerating this attitude of the boy.

What happened to the kids these days? If my niece or nephew will do that to my mom or to me, for sure they'll get a dose of their own medicine. How do you discipline a child like that? What could be the reason the child acted like that? I am guessing, that the child lacks attention or discipline from her guardians (btw the kid's mom is working overseas). Please share your insights about this please.

My New Camera Bag

Like I mentioned in my previous post, bought anew camera bag where I can put my camera, extra lens and other accessories in it. I am quite happy with that purchase eventhough its a bit pricey but knowing the durability of it bec. my other co-bebots has it, I know its worth the price. I have a small review and photos of the 6 million dollar crumpler bag on my shopping blog.

Just in case you want to purchase one, it's definitely a good buy. You just need to know what size you want to buy bec. there are many sizes and designs of Crumpler bags.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

:WW: Let There Be LOVE!

Let there be LOVE and make it SWEET ok!

Those hearts are actually made of Cotton Candies (as you can see it's kinda melting hehe) shaped into hearts by my teenage niece. They asked me to take photo of it bec. they are goin' to put it on their Friendster accounts and thought of sharing it here. Join us at Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lunchdate with my Bestfriend

Last Saturday, I was really scheduled to go shopping alone in Greenhills to buy something for myself. It was my yearly ritual to buy new blouse, shoes or any just about anything since it's my birthday anyway.

My bestfriend RACE texted me if I am going so she came along so I decided to treat her for lunch. There are many restos around the Greenhills area but we decided to eat at Las Paellas Cafe. I had a yummy baby back ribs while Race had the Porkchop Andaluz. We just shared a mango cake as dessert and a bottomless iced tea. It was a delicious lunch, took some photos and even asked the waiter to take a pic of us hahaha.

We strolled the Shoppesville and the Virra Mall stores and oh boy we are both drooling over those HP Compaq laptops. We are both eyeing HP brand and I guess Race will buy it this Dec. while me probably around early next year (keeping my fingers crossed on this hehe).

I also bought a blouse (that I wore on my b-day), a blouse, CDR/DVDRs, and oh boy bought my 6 Million Dollar Crumpler Camera bag too. Actually I wanted something else (a cheaper one ) but gosh when I saw that Crumpler bag, I never let it go! lol. So now I have a new cam bag (i will share the pics later). Oh well.... my bes and I had a great time shopping, it is seldom that we go out and I am happy that she went out with me last Satuday.

Monday, November 17, 2008

WS: My B-day Pictures

With my niece Reign
It was my 41st birthday yesterday and I spent it with my family. We had a very sumptuous lunch over here at my bro's place and oh boy we are all stuffed. I cooked some shrimps while my bro cooked grilled spare ribs and caldereta. I also have spaghetti, my blockbuster fruit salad (see recipe here), choco Red Ribbon cake. I thank the Lord for all these blessings.