Friday, October 31, 2008

A Rainy All Saint's Day to Transfire?

I was watching the news last night and since yesterday people were already flocking at the cemetery particularly at the North Cemetery to visit their dead relatives. I can't blame them for doing so because for sure more people will come making streets more heavy due to traffic and the cemetery crowded with people. They are just staying away from the massive crowd so they just came early, a very practical thing to do esp. if your going to the big cemetery like that.

We are still goin to my dad's tomb tomorrow Nov. 1 after lunch as we have traditionally done since 1989. We're goin to bring lotsa food bec. there's nothing much to do there except to pray, chit chat and eat. It's raining early today and it is gloomy and wet outside and if tomorrow will be like this then it's a bit uncomfortable. But oh well, every Nov. 1, it is raining so we just have to bring umbrellas and install 'lona' on my dad's tomb.

Are you visiting any dead love ones tomorrow?

: Friday Fill-Ins : Friday Thoughts


1. My favorite food seasoning is Patis (fish sauce).
2. Shopping is music to my ears.
3. Lucky is something that will come to those who wait.
4. Blogging is something I take very seriously.
5. Many people esp. in the gov. are corrupt.
6. Bag was the last thing I bought at the store.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watch lotsa TV shows, tomorrow my plans include going to the cemetery to visit my dad (family tradition bec. it's Nov.1) and Sunday, I want to shop together with my 2 teenage nieces!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

:Litratong Pinoy: Kadiliman (Darkness)

Yay, I'm almost late for Litratong Pinoy! Actually, it's been days that I've been thinking what to share but I was browsing through my files and saw these photos which are perfect for the theme.

We went to Sydney Botanical Gardens one afternoon at ginabi na kami sa kakalakad kasi super laki nito nang maya maya'y nag labasan na itong mga bats sa kadiliman ng gabi. Grabe ang dami nila talaga, of course mag hahanap ng pagkain at siguro mamasyal din sila hahaha. (taglish na 'tong entry ko ah)

This one naman eh nung kagagaling lang namin sa fish feeding, nakalimutan ko ang lugar pero sa Sydney rin ito. Naglabas din ang mga bats at napuno ang ulap ng mga ito halos mabalutan na nga ang buong sky. It was a nice scene to see, that is the 1st time I experience such so I hurriedly took my cam to capture it. Dami ding tourist na namangha dito.

Teka diba laging associated ang bats sa Hallowen? O sya Happy halloween to all!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

:Yen's QOTW

1. What does whispering make you think of? Gossiping, or exchanging sweet words
2 What kinds of current women’s clothing styles do you dislike the most? Over plunging neckline
3. What is your greatest extravagance? I can say on bags, I am just though I can't afford designer bags hehe
4. Do you have a good luck charm? What is it? I have fortune plant here at my store
5. Fill in the blank: “Without ___ I am nothing.” Without my parents, I am nothing
6. How do you react when you find out that your closest friend dated your ex? Awww... if my ex and I have a good separation and I don't have any feelings for him for a long time, then probably It'll be ok but it will be uncomfortable to know syempre.
7. Do your heart and your mind ever disagree? Sometimes they clash and that leads to my wrong decisions.
8. In what areas of your life are you uncompromisable? My values and faith
9. Have you ever gossiped about other people in order to add excitement to your
own life only for it to back-fire on you ? Nope, but I can't say I didn't gossip on anyone.
10. I am in the phase of my life when I reckon that love is not for everyone hahaha.. bitter!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Crazy Bunch

Every New Year's Eve, it's our family tradition to wear red shirts for goodluck and we are doing it for 3 years in a row now. I am thinking maybe this year we're all wear emerald green for a change.

Anyway, here are my crazy nieces and nephews posing for me on the cam last New Year's Eve 2007. It was special bec. Micah (with white shades) came all the way from Sydney to celebrate the holidays here. I told them to portray any character that they want and here's the result, One Crazy Bunch. They have so much fun showing off, one even put a cotton in his ears hahah bec. at that time there were lots of firecrackers being light up outside.

Aren't they crazy? hahaha. (BTW this is for RUBY RED (my very 1st time to join! and WORDLESS WED. memes) Have fun ya'll !!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Can I Just Rant For a While?

Sorry for bringing some negatives thoughts today but I just have to let this thing off my chest. Someone is sneaking at my computer at night of course without my consent. I am not hiding anything from my pc but the thing is the cookies or the shortcuts that I have for my frequently used sites are gone and that pisses me off. I know it's just easy to type in again the url but hey, this is my own pc and I don;t want the settings to be changed. I am guessing that my niece is the one using my pc here at my store last night and to hide that she'e been here she deleted the history but I know that she did that. I am going to talk to her one time bec. I don't like what they are doing. I have told them million times that they should not open my pc. I know you'll also be upset when someone will open your pc w/o your knowlege. Ok Im good now.. Night y'all!

:Today's Flower #12

Another flower that I took at my sister's backyard, again not sure what's the name of this one but definitely this is a pretty one. Care to tell me what is it's name? Have a great day everyone!
EDIT: Now I know what is the name of this beauty, saw this at another member and it is called SUCCULENT FLOWER.

More Today's Flower entries here.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

: Fab and Chic Finds

(Gasping for Air)... Ok let me breathe for a while. Ok I'm alright now, I am just a bit tired with all the works that I did for my other blog (Fan and Chic Finds). I have to change the template of it bec. it sucks big time. Fonts are not posting real well, the links are a mess and I could not put some meta tags on it so I desperately found a new one that will work just fine and so I found one.

It took me some time to return the original theme color and the widgets (it's a bit of a work mind you) but it is all alright now. I am also happy bec. some of my posts there were searchable on Google bec. i put proper keywords on them. I also have a post that was even shared by a member of a certain fan forum. I got so many hits 2 days already in that particular post and oh that is a good traffic.

I am trying to post so many informative posts there so hope you can check it out too. Take a peek at my Fab and Chic Finds blog and who knows you might get a good deal there. Ciao and Happy weekend.

: Blogging in My Dreams

It is really 100%positive that blogging is really on my system now bec. how many times I have experienced dreaming of myself blogging. I saw myself desperately trying too grab an opp and hurriedly writing about the review in a fast manner so that it will not expire hahaha. The haggard look on my face is so clear as I try to maximize my thoughts and trying to squeeze 300 words outta my brain. Hahaha.

I bet you have once experienced dreaming about yourself blogging too huh? Tell me what is yours.

:PH: Scary

It's my 1st Photohunt on this blog and this week's theme is SCARY. Actually it was taken last year on our way to the province when suddenly we stopped bec. of the traffic lights. My niece Reign suddenly screamed " Scary!!" when she looked out of the window and we all got curious what was that. We all looked and it turned out be this big billboard of a movie which I can't remember what is the title.

Halloween is so near and just last night there were shows that are already talking about scary stuff like spirits, ghosts and souls. I don't want to get scared so I flipped on the channel. Join us at Photohunters.

Friday, October 24, 2008

My Bro Won in Faber Castell's Painting Competition :

Faber Castell recently held a Painting Competition entitled: Sining Award 2008 and 2 of my brothers joined the said competition. They worked so hard for their entries, thinking what theme or what composition they will choose. My 2 bros always participates in competitions but my older bro. Ronald can join both photography in and painting competitions where he is passionate about.

Anyway, my older brother bagged the 2nd prize in this Sining Awards 2008 by Faber Castell with these old bottles that he painted. Wish you can see the real painting bec. it looks very realistic. The awarding ceremony took place at the GSIS building. Of course we are proud of him. MORE PHOTOS HERE.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

: Litratong Pinoy: Liwanag (Ray of Light)

This week's theme at Litratong Pinoy is about Ray/Beam of Light (LIWANAG). This photo was taken near the Sydney Harbor Bridge and it was really so hot that day and the ray of light is just immense that it caused camera flare on the photo. My camera has no lens hood that is why the light it is going directly on the lens.

Oh BTW, that is me and my sis JoyD (also an LP member), and her husband is the one patiently taking pictures of us. They toured me in the city (w/o the kids) to get more photo opp eventhough I have been there few times already. We have been thinking of going up the bridge but I am too scared to do that. Ahhh I miss going there.

I have another entry at my other blog. Go pls. check it out!

(Ang tema sa linggong ito sa Litratong Pinoy ay LIWANAG. Ito ay kuha sa Syndey Harbour Bridge at sobrang init ng araw na yon kaya ang liwanag ay sanhi ng camera flare kasi wala akong lens hood. Nga pala ako yan at ang kapatid ko na si Joy, iginala nila ako sa city kahit ilang beses na rin akong pabalik balik don. dapat sana eh aakyat kami sa tulay pero takot ako eh)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

: Multi Tasking :

What what a day! It's been a busy day for me here at my net cafe and how's I wish I have 2 bodies to do all the works. Oh well my sis in law helps me out in the typing jobs and actually I gave her that tasks already bec. I can't do that anymore bec. I also have blogging on the side.

Just few minutes ago I was multi-tasking, scanning photos for one customer, then printing documents for another while someone is waiting for his documents to be copied and the other one need to have his files on the CD be transferred onto his computer. Sis in law is not here already as she went home already to cook dinner.

Sometimes things to be done comes simultaneously that patience and being quick are much needed. Eventhough it is tiring at some point it is good bec. customers are keep coming back on my store for our services.

Monday, October 20, 2008

:TOY HUNT: Toy That Sings:

Sis Joy initiated this Toy Hunt and the theme for this week is Toy that sings. This is my entry.... lifesize DORA toy of my niece Bianca. It is really huge even taller and bigger that my niece. It can sing English and Spanish songs and can even count. We sometimes play with it before she goes to bed when I was in their house.

It was a lot of fun playing with Dora as you can see I am also amazed how big it is lol. Join us in TOY HUNT

:Viral Linking :

Thanks for wanting to join but

'cuz I've been busy lately can't update the list
pls. understand

Hey, all with the success of my Image Hosted by and Image Hosted by Tags (yes I am the one who initiated them), I am here again to spread another "virus" (a good one) on the blogosphere. You can STILL join the other tags if you like

There's no doubt that my technorati, backlinks and visitors increased due to these tags. In fact, my new blog Fab & Chic Finds , got a PR2 in less than 3 months since I set it up and I believed (I maybe wrong) that is due to the I Love Shopping Tag. I bet your backlinks increased as well when you joined these tags and I how'd I wish this new tag will do wonders on this blog.

Anyway, come and join me on this Viral Linking Tag.

NOTE: I have been reading blogs telling this tag will increase their PR faster, I didn't say that , only Google knows that.

{Start Copy Here}

1. Copy paste from
{Start Copy Here} to {End Copy Here}
2. Please link back to the person who tagged you and PASS this tag to many of your friends
3. If you have more than one blog, please post this to all of your blogs, the more the merrier.
4. The use of NO FOLLOW on links is not allowed, Let's all be fair!
5. Remember to come back here at JENNY TALKS (pls. don't change this link)and leave the exact post url so I can add you to the master list to help increase our rankings and improve our Technorati Authority.
6. Spread the virus.. oooopps I mean the VIRAL LINKING and happy blogging!

#1. Scraps & Shots #2. Simply Jen 3. This and That 4. Fab & Chic Finds 5.A Slice of Life 6. Jenny Talks 7. Tech Stuff Plus 8. Food on the Table 9. Aussie Talks 10. When Mom Talks 11. Moments of My Life 12. My Crossroads 13. A Life in Bloom 14. Because Life is a Blessing 15. Digiscraptology 16. BLOGSILOG 14. Cherry's Comfort Zone 15. DigiScrapz: Captured Memories 16. Buzzy Me 17. Fab Finds, Etc. 18. Thinking Out Loud 19. Wishing and Hoping 20. PRC Board Exam Results 21. Jobs Abroad 22. My Blog Portfolio17. Race Corner 18. Mommy Talks. 19. Home and Health 20. All Kinds of Me Stuff 21. Ink Baby Studios 22. The Salad Caper 23. Winding Creek Circle 24. Aggie Scraps 25. Momma Stuff 26. We Are Family 27. Gandacious 28. Busynessworld 29. Folcreative 30. Swanportraits 31. Rumination Under The Clouds 32. Consciously Think 33. Sprawt 34. Healthy Skinny 35. Geekyology 36. When Mom Speaks 37. Rumination 38. Amiable Amy 39. Captured on Time 40. Pit of Gadgetry 41. Me and Mine 42. Little Peanut 43. Creative in Me 44. Around the world 45. Pea in a Pod 46. For the LOVE of Food 47. Music of My Heart 48. It’s Where the Heart Is 49. Blog in to Space 50. A Mothers Horizon 51. Simply me 52. Whats Up 53. Comedy Plus 54. Lovin' Life 55.Ozzy's Mom 56. Apple and Candie 57. I was once lost in love 58. Pinay in Love 59. Pau's Big Thoughts 60. Twisted Angel 61. Hailey's Beat and Bits 62. Living A' La Mode 63. Bits and Pieces 64. Honey and Daisy 65. Pinay Ads 66. Great Kingkay 66. It's Naptime 67. Lisgold 68. Signe Says 69. Thomas Web Links 70. Thomas Travel Tales 71. Nita's Corner 72. Great Finds and Deals 73. Nita's Ramblings 74. Batuananons 75. Filipino Online Community 76. Healthy Living and Lifestyle 77. CompTechGadgets 78. Nita's Random Thoughts 79. Make Money Online 80. Erlinda's Wandering Thoughts 81. Kitty's haven 82. This and That 83. Shoppaholic girly 84. My Life in this Wonderful World 85. My Online World 86. Joys in Life 87. Journey in Life 88. Tere's World 89. Jean's Live it Up 90. Muzikistah 91. Maharot 92. SUPASTAH! 93.Life is a constant journey 94.Amazingly Me 70. Treeennndddzzz 96. otwarteInfo’s 98. AdventureSage 99. in-Tech Revolution 100. LovingMore 101. From Melissa's Desk 102. denz Recreational 103. Network of Combined Ideas 104. Sheltered Not Shattered 105. Mommying on the Fly 106. Me, Myself and Darly 107. Stay at Home Mom 108. Harmony in Motion 109. My Happy Thoughts 110. Mommyhood is Thankless 111. Life is Random. SO.I.AM 112.Life's sweet and spices 113. Rainbow Colored Me 114. My Oweini Life 115. All About Mye Life 116. Is it Bedtime Yet 117. Super Coupon Girl 118. My Life.... My Journey 119. Project Wicked Blogs and Reviews 120. Life According To Me 121. WilStop 122. I Love Pixels 123. Cellulitic Bliss 124. Underneath It All 125. Momstart 126. Pinaymama's Diary 127. My Heart 4 Him 128. 1StopMom 129. Random Chronicles 130. Maeyonnaise 131.Blessings in Life 132. Survivor Mom 133. Sharing my Thoughts 134. Beautiful Language 135. Medical Updates 136. Living in One Income 137. Mommy Elvz 138. elymac&frendz 139. BeinG mYselF 140. Love's Haven 141. Mi Mundo del Amor 142.Budiawan Hutasoit 143. Mr6ta (The MaNiax Blog) 144. Coupon Queen of Corning 145. My Life as a SAHM 146. Dew's Room 147. Anything and Everything 148. Belly Wijaya 149. Tyas Jetra 150. Frizzy2008 Tips 151. G 152. Hilda's Mum 153. Mr. Orzay 154. SoftRequest 155. Ulie 156. Your Blog here

{END Copy Here}

Consider yourselves tagged!
'cuz I've been busy lately

:Today's Flower:

My sister JoyD was fond of putting fresh cut flowers on her home and she always buy after ooing to the grocery. and here is one of them that I took way back in April when I was vacationing in their home in Sydney.

I am not good in naming flowers and I am just guessing this is a violet daisy??? Pls. correct me if I am wrong .
Join us here

: Ang Pinaka: Click na Showbiz Tandem:

Ok here I am putting the list here bec. I watched my Fave show again every Sunday ANG PINAKA, aired every Sunday over at QTV 11. Last Sunday's list is about the Top 10 Ang Pinaka: Click na Showbiz Tandem and here it goes.
1. Doplhy and Panchito
2. Pugo and Tugo
3. The Reycard Duet
4. Ogie Alcasif and Michael V
5. Ogie and Janno Gibbs
6. Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola
7. Ariel and Maverick
8. Eric Quizon and Redford White
9. Subas Herrerro and Noel Trinidad ( of Champoy)
10. The Porchop Duo (Renato Gomez and Romeo Vaquez)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wordless Wednesday; Moments

I had fun taking photos of my niece Reign last week bec. she seldom pose for me on the camera. She was bubbly and very cooperative that day and what I did was to take lots of photos of her and I told her mom to have it printed and have it framed. Know what I did to make her pose for the camera? I told her I am going to give her a Barbie doll for Christmas and she happily posed for the cam

Join us here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

: Ang Pinaka: Amazing Pinoy Entrepreneurs :

As usual I watched my fave Sunday show ANG PINAKA over at QTV 11 at 6 pm and last I wanted to share again their countdown last Sunday. It was about the Top 10 Amazing Pinoy Entrepreneurs who are also very inspiring. Their stories of success are very inspiring and their way up is not easy bec. they really worked hard and put too much dedication to be where they are now. I hope a lot of us will be insipired by them.

Here is the list:

1. HENRY SY - who will not know him anyway? He is the owner of SM malls in the counrty plus he owns other companies like BDO (Banco De Oro). He has $1,7 billiion in net worth and he is the No. 2 Richest Pinoy (2nd to Lucio Tan)
2. ANDREW L. TAN - owns prooerty, liquor, fast food chains. He is the No. 4 billionaire of the Phils.
3. Sen. MANNY VILLAR - owns real estates, Vista Land Corp.
4. TONY TAN CAKTIONG - owner of the well known JOLLIBEE CORP. with 600 branches in the country and 27 int'l branches
5. JOHN GOKONGWEI JR. - Owner ofCebu Pacific, Mini-Stop, talk & Text and more
6. DAVID M. CONSUNJI - construction magnate
7. SOCORRO RAMOS - owner of NATIONAL BOOKSTORE - country's largets bookstore
8. ALFREDO M. YAO - owner of ZESTO juice corp.

Monday, October 13, 2008

: More Jobs for Pinoys In Australia :

With the financial crisis happening in the US today, many Pinoy OFW's (Overseas Pinoy Workers) are deemed to be affected by this. Companies are already cutting off expenses and man power resulting in the lay-off of workers. This is alarming as we have many OFW in the US who are the breadwinners of their families back here in the Phils.

I just heard on the news that despite of the crisis in the US, Australia are opening their doors for our qualified and skilled workers to join their work force. I have 2 close neighbors who already started working in Sydney and Perth just last year and in no time they can get their families already. Australia's economy is stable and right now there are job openings like I mentioned.

Anyway, there are about 10,000 jobs for Pinoys awaiting our skilled workers today which is definetly a good thing. Australia is looking for qualified:
- Nurses
- Carpenters
- Engineers
- Pipefitters
- Farmers

Today's Flower

We have lots of Birds of Paradise flowers here in our place and I thought it's pretty nice to take photos of them to share it with you all. Actually they are not hard to grow, just ample amount of water and sun are enough to make them survive. Here are shots that I took when I was still practicing my new DSLR cam way back in Nov. Have a great day!

Join us here.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My New Domain is Up!!

Wahooooo,,!! what a great day it is for me. I purchased a new domain name for this blog just yesterday before lunch and I redirected it to my blogger blog account using my DOMAIN REDIRECTING TUTORIAL here and look my new blog is up and running just after 12 hours. It's time to be happy bec. my domain server is really doing a great job.

Unfortunately this domain will not work when you type it with www. The reason for that is bec. I have already purchased 6 domain names from and I am already allowed to have 5 sub-domains. What a sad day it is but at least it is working w/o www in it.

Anyway, if you want to have your own domain and still want to use blogger as your free blog host then purchase domain name at .

Friday, October 10, 2008

My Friday Thoughts


1. One of the best concerts/plays/movies I ever saw that I really didn't think I'd like was _____________.
2.Tortang Giniling is a recipe (recipe can be found here) I recently made that was delicious!
3. It's time for me to.
4. A Sunday stroll in the beach is quite refreshing.
5. If I never hear the word i love you again, it'll be too soon.
6. To one side of the curving road was a crooked thoughts, and on the other was a plain good old memories.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watch may fave TV Shows, tomorrow my plans include completing tasks and updating blogs and Sunday, I want to go shopping, i badly need it!

Redirecting My Blog

What a bummer, I just purchased a new domain name for this blog and my domain server (1and1) will not allow me to make a sub domain for this blog.. wahhhhh I need to have one so that I can rediretc my blog with or w/o www. in it. Anyway, i will find it out tomorrow or else I will be doomed or I will have to purchase a new domain name with a diffrent name. I am keeping my fingers crossed right now. poooffffff.. I need to have this domain running next bec. i am going to have a small contest on my launching..

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Curious as a Cat #138

1) Why do we give people hugs?
To show them that I care and love them and of course to cheer them up.

2) When have you most shocked yourself?
When I was robbed at gunpoint here at my store

3) Where would you consider constructing a small altar in your house or yard?
I guess it is fitting to put it inside my house

4) If you could change one thing about your typical day, what would you change?
Staying in front of my pc sometimes bores me already so I guess that would be the one

5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
Power comes to my mind without it we can't get electricity.
Join us here