Monday, December 31

Saturday, December 29

Soo True

Your Mind is 27% Cluttered

Your mind is very free. You've liberated yourself from most worries and problems.
And even if something does start to clutter your mind, you're easily able to let it go.

Sooo true! I used to be a worry-wart, always looking at the future but that changed. I think being a SAHM and wife helps a lot.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can't change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

Gifts from Above

Charities are always heaven sent. There are people with very big heart that put up institution to help others. There are many institutions out there that you could imagine.

And Car Angel is just among the many. It uses car and other donations to make kids and teens videos. See this one, its for Christmas and I'm sure kids would love to see this. I wish our little Man is big enough now to appreciate it.

Also, there's another non-profit company that accept boat donation. The money raised from donations were used to finance the videos given to kids and teens. Their cause is very unique and I think of great help to those young in mind and heart. I'm sure they're greatly appreciated by parents of kids that received those videos.


How was your Christmas everyone? I hope you had fun.

Ours was inundated. Inundated of cylons, humans living in spaceships and somebody living in Caprica City. If you've watched Battle Star Galactica, you know who and what I mean.

Since, we bought MCJ's Christmas present, we've been watching it every night until last and I know until we finished the whole pack. He didn't spare Christmas day. I think, he's halfway through the 3rd season, the last in the pack.

I don't really like sci-fi but I have come to enjoy it. Sometimes I think my mind is soo flooded with the program that I am dreaming about it. LOL.

I want to break the routine but I've watched The Devil Wears Prada and The Lake House last week so I don't have any new movies anymore. I think, I would prefer Tagalog ones, just to completely forgot BSG.

Letting Go

MCJ has an old car that had been running two years ago, after an engine overhaul. Then it broke down and another overhaul on something need be done. He was planning on doing it because this car for some reason has a sentimental value to him. But he hasn't got the time to do it just yet. The car looks vintage as it is a bit long compared to the new models and it doesn't have car spoilers (one at the back and the air dam at the front).

Then, one of the sparkies that he contracted to do the undergound wiring saw it and showed interest on buying it. This man is currently restoring more than two old cars. It might be his passion.

So, he offered to buy it for a grand. MCJ could make more than that if he'll chop the car off or he'll restore it himself but he just hasn't got the time. Anyway, it's still good money for us. The sparkie had made a deposit on it and will pay the remaining next year.

Booze to Snooze!

I am not really a drinker but I would like to have a sip of wine every now and then. And this season is a perfect time to be merry and wine for some is very staple.

We have fairly abundant supply this year. MCJ bought one bottle of sparkling, we receive one from in-laws and the real estate agent gave us a big bottle of zhiraz. MCJ drinks burbon so some could just really be for me but the sad fact is, I can't have any. I'm not really restricted but I'm very conscientious, I'm breastfeeding and I don't want to give my little one any doze of booze.

I guess we'll just age some of them and have them next season. I can wait and surely the wine can. Infact, we had a vodka that lasted for more than two years and we gave the left over away to someone.

Wednesday, December 26

Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve Lunch

We just got back from lunch with SIL. It has been a sort of family tradition to have lunch or dinner with them - we've been going for 3 years in a row. It was planned that MCJ would come with us, he'll be the driver supposedly but things get caught up and changed and he is stuck at work. We came with PIL instead.

It was a sumptous lunch and we enjoyed it. Brought home some Christmas hampers and wine. Bubby got these:

Our little boy had to be woken up from sleep when we have to go but despite being tired, he was just a little bit cranky, not bad eh! And he was zonked out on the way home. I didn't bother to take him out of his capsule so he wont wake up.

Sunday, December 23

Fish in the Water

Jens take the water like fish. The only time that I remember that he whinge on his bath was the first time he had at the hospital.

He likes the water soo much that when even when he is whiney and I ran the water in the tap, he would stop being cranky and listen to the sound of flowing water.
Look at the love handles! :)

He hasn't had a bubble bath yet as I'm still using a bath oil - he was using it since he was born.

Christmas Shopping


The shops were open until Midnight last Thursday, so we went to shop. We went there late but just intime for dinner, so we did. I wasn't finished picking up stuff that I want in one store and MCJ told me that his left leg feels numb, he needs to sit. So off we went out to sit and for him to have a smoke. Our manie was sleepy so I pushed the pram back and forth. When we came into the shops again, he was full of beans, he's normal happy state.

Then went to another shop, and another shop, and another shop.

We went out of the shops around 11PM and our Little Boy was still awake - never dozed off a single second. But finally zonked out on our way to the car.

I tell you, you can't really get what you want and all you want when you have a bubby and an ill husband. We went home with me not getting what I want, waaaaa.

I got MCJ a Battlestar Galactica 16 disc collection DVD - what he wanted for a long time.
I reckon MCJ was obsessed with chair as we got our Manie a sofa. He said Jens could use it when we go camping.

And his first real shoes and clothes, among others.

And though, I didn't get all what I want, I have lots of choices now for my summer wardrobe.

Saturday, December 22

Just For Fun!

Snagged this from Mich. Thanks, girl!

Your Love is Represented by a Purple Rose

For you, love is all about chemistry and attraction. You totally believe in love at first sight.
If a relationship is right, you know it from the start.
You're often sure of your feelings. And you're not afraid to express them.

I did this for fun and out of curiousity but the result isn't entirely true and doesnt really speak for myself. I don't believe in love at first, slightly or kind of. But still fun!

Thursday, December 20

Good Boy

The manie had been good today, he had a big sleep - let Mummy finished her problogging activities and a lot more. :)

More treats tonight, maybe! :)

Plan your holiday with ease & style

There are several ways now on how to plan and got hold of your plane tickets, accomodation coupons or anything to do with holidays. As most of us gets busy everyday, living a hectic lifestyle, always on the go, a holiday is always on the program. Just one way of winding up, re-energising and go back to the real world again. And since most of us are always facing the pc almost all the time, what better way it is to book our holiday than online?

Hotel Reservations is just one among the thousands holiday online reservation sites. There are many to choose from, but why do you have to choose it? Well for one, you get $100 rebates for a booking of up to 12 nights. That's heaps. It could be money you can spend on a lavish and sumptous dinner. Plus, the offers are not only limited to accomodation which by the way also offered various types - from hotels, motels, resorts, vacation rentals, etc, but also flights and car rentals.

Pricing is competitive also. For special internet rates booking, if you can find a lowest comparable rate, it can either match it or cancel your booking without a fee.

So the next time you plan for your holiday, hurry to your computer and check hotel It might tickle your fancy.

Something for Him

I bought MCJ a watch (just a cheapo one) last year for our wedding anniversary. Just like the one that he had, it didn't last long - not really totally broken but the strap snapped. Now, he's got no watch.

I've been thinking of what will I give him this Christmas. I reckon he doesn't need anymore clothes but I know one thing that he will like, a Battle Star Gallactica complete series DVD. But seeing he has no watch and I think he needs one, I might convince him to buy one. I've been calculating mentally if my blogging money can afford to buy him one. If not, well... well.. well.. there are ways. I'm not planning to buy him a Girard Perregaux watch. Just something practical - big enough that he can see the time without wearing glasses and durable enough to last a year. :)

Snagged Meme

Snagged this from the lovely lady. Thanks again, sis!


coLor :: powder blue, earth colors, light colors
fOod :: seafood
sOng :: insatiable, i wanna go home, my immortal
movie :: romance, comedy and thriller (any feel good movie)
sports :: tennis, cricket, footies, racing, swimming, and more...
day/s of the week :: everyday
season :: autumn, summer and spring
ice cream :: choc chip


mood :: happy, sleepy, makulit
taste :: sweet (just had half bar of snickers)
shirt :: anything with button or zip front - easy feeding
desktop :: lots of crap :P
toenail :: short - with touch of pink polish
time :: 10.31AM
surroundings :: office
thoughts :: hurry up, finish your opps before bubby wakes up

best friend :: my mother
crush :: the badminton player in hs
movie :: cant remember
Lie :: cant remember either
songs :: leaving on a jetplane

cigar :: dont smoke but hubby does
drink :: water
car ride :: inlaws car - ours needs servicing
phone caLL :: sisters in the Phils.
CD :: something by ricky martin

dated your bestfriend :: my mother? many times
broken the Law :: like what? my clearance is clear
been arrested :: never
skinny-dipped :: just like most of us...
been on TV :: i want to but..
kissed someone you don't know :: never

5 things you're wearing :: shoes, top and under the top, pants and underpants
4 things you've done today :: eat, make the bed, rocked jens to sleep, blogging
3 things you can hear now :: pc sound, the clock, tv
1 thing you do when you are bored :: i sometimes think i dont get bored. :)

This is fun...

The Careless Me!

Have I mentioned that I'm careless? I mean, I can be OC but at times, just place things (such as jewelry) out of their place even those that are important and well, dear but not as dear as those that are designer inspired jewelry.

I don't normally wear my rings around the house especially doing the dishes and stuff where they can get wet or dirty, just when going out. One day, I prepared some food right after we got home and just pocketed my rings and totally forgot about them. I then hung my jeans on the chair at the end of the bed, where it was possible for the rings to slip-off the pocket. The following day, I found my engagement ring on the floor while rocking Jens to sleep. I wondered why was it there when I normally place them on the small plate on the dressing table? I checked there and the other rings were nowhere in sight. Waaaa! Just then, I remembered that I had them on my pocket the other day. Hummmm.

I told MCJ about it and as expected, he said he's not going to buy me anymore jewelry because I'm careless. I told him, he should buy me the beautiful jewelry holder that we saw at the chemist. His reply? Buying it doesn't mean your jewelry will be safe, it's up to you to place them there. Or something of that sort. Sooo right! When will I ever learn? When I lost one? God help no!


We haven't done our Christmas shopping yet. It's not that we want to join the cramming and mad crowd by leaving it too late but we just haven't got the time. I mean, MCJ hasn't got the time, and I don't know how to drive - so I'm stuck and at his mercy.

Normally, he can be a slack on weekends but the previous was one of the exceptions. He had been helping the sparkies digging trenchies for the underground electric wiring and laying them out. It took them almost two days. Then before weekend, a load of plants came from Tasmania, that needs unloading and unpacking. Come Sunday, they need to layout cables for the sprinklers at the back. And much more... that I don't know them.

We planned on going tonight, it's Thursday night market. By the way, malls here close at 5PM normally. But I was being a "bitch" according to him that he won't take me out shopping anymore, that's what he said last night. I don't know if he had changed his mind. If he wont, I'll just splurge online then. (I'm being a bitch again. :D)

Have you got the best?

When watching telly during daytime, you're prompted of endless ads - most are incorporated in the talk show and sometimes, I thought it still is part of the show. One of which is life insurance. I reckon this practice though sometimes annoy the viewers, actually help those who are thinking of getting insurance or those that will renew theirs. It gives people the idea that there are affordable life insurance in the market, maybe better than their current provider. It triggers one to shop around and pick the best that suits them.

Though, that exercise is better said than done because, MCJ and I have never really discussed how good his current provider is. But knowing him, I'm at peace and assured as he is sooo keen on any investment especially life insurance, so I'm sure he has the best.

Tuesday, December 18

Birds In the Sky

Birds were hanging out in our place twice a day for food. Jens and I were always sitting outside on a warm afternoon when the birds hang out and my little boy loves to watch them and the sound they make.

And look here. He was straining his neck looking up to see the birds on the cable (he looks sleepy :D).

And these are some of the birds that he was soo keen on. There were almost a dozen before I took this photo but some flew away, thinking maybe that I will shoot them. :P

On Children's Diet

I'm halfway through with the mag that I bought two weeks ago and everytime I found something interesting, I share it here. So here's something that I reckon helpful in making up something to eat for our little one - though mine is just starting up on solids.

10 ways to hide vegetables in food

  1. mashed potato or cheessy mash, made with pumpkin or swede
  2. pasta sauce, blended to disguise capsicum, broccoli, etc.
  3. vegetables as pizza toppings
  4. cake made with carrot or zucchini.
  5. risotto - instead of serving chicken, rice and vegetables separately, cook them together.
  6. soups such as tomato or potato.
  7. roast vegetables such as pumpkin, carrots and capsicum, served alongside roast potatoes.
  8. vegie burgers.
  9. baked beans mixed with grated carrots or zucchini.
  10. sandwiches, wraps and pita pockets with tomato, lettuce, etc.


The Coolest Christmas in 5 Years?

According to the news, if the weather prediction is right.. this Christmas will be the coolest one in 5 (or is it 7?) years. Are you thinking of below zero degree temperature? Sometimes, I wish - actually a white Christmas, but nah! Christmas in down under is summer time. The coolest that the weather bureau was saying is around 28 degrees celcius. The coolest, huh! For somebody who grew up in a tropical country, when I say coolest.. I mean of snow falling on the ground, and I can make snowballs or snowman or meet snow plough man or maybe donning a winter outfit like that of volcom clothing.

But for the past two years now, I've been on singlet and shorts and thongs. I don't know this coming Christmas, where the weather and our car (or the lack of it) would take us (our car needs servicing). What I'm sure is, the shores and beaches will be packed. I hope, we'll be part of the beach mob.

Sunday, December 16

Musings of a Proud Mum

I was reading a Mummy diary in Practical Parenting mag while eating my lunch. Her bub is 5 months old and she was telling his milestones and I told myself, hey, Jen's can do that before he turned 5 months, blah blah blah.

I'm not bragging because Jens in his early days was branded a "little boy". Not a compliment (NOT) that I want to hear but I had to face. At some point, it hurt me but I was telling myself that, I'm not a big woman and he has some of his genes from me. I also consoled myself with his milestones. Yes, he was not big but it didn't mean that he was not healthy, as a matter of fact, most people that saw him reckoned he was really that healthy and alert, plus he was quite advance in his motor skills. Anyway, I'm past through all this blah.

I'm just a proud Mum and this is my diary. :)

Okay, going back to his milestones. Before he turn 4 months, he was already laughing, as in with loud giggles and hearty sounds. MCJ reckoned that time, he was way ahead of his age but I didnt mind, but after reading the magazine.. I confirmed it. The first time I heard of his laugh was in his sleep, he might be dreaming of chocolates and ice creams - smiley food. LOL. Then, we had this game at night when he gets whingy while I'm still doing the dishes, MCJ would come to me hurriedly, baby in his arms and I would leap to him making kissing sounds - that was when we heard his first hearty laughs awake.

At five months, he can easily maneuver himself from his back to his tummy in the blink of an eye. He can circle his cot in less than five minutes either on his belly or on his back. While on his back, he can push/arch himself with the tip of his head and heels on the mattress while his body up in the air. He's quite an acrobat actually. He has very strong neck muscles that he wants to lift his head and back when you lie him down - his most unwanted position when awake. His crawling is getting quite good - he's lifting his bum up now like a bee.

He roll-over on his sleep. I said here that he had mastered different positions while sleeping but not on his belly yet. Then one night, I found him asleep on his belly that it scared me. I was thinking that he might not be able to breath so I rolled him over which woke him up. The next day, he slept on our bed and did the same thing. I didn't left him at all - scared that he might fall-off the bed or he might suffocate himself.

This sleeping position prompted me to put pillows on his sides so he can't roll-over though putting pillows on baby's bed are not recommended. And it doesn't stop him from moving away from them and rolled-over.


Our BIG Guy is not a fussy eater, I'm proud to say that. I just hope he will stay the same until he's a tot and with vege on his diet. Though, you can see a sour-face when he doesnt like what he's eating yet he'll swallow it.

At this stage, it is ironic that sometimes I want destruction while he's eating so he won't concentrate on holding the spoon rather on the things around him. We've tried feeding him outdoor so he can see the birds and colorful plants - diverting his attention away from eating and I can have the total control of the spoon and food. All these to prevent him from screaming the house down because he wanted to hold the spoon himself.

(i didn't use bibs if he'll have a bath after feed but i found out that pear juice leaves stain on his clothes so i eventually use one every time he eats)

Sometimes, he's not really interested on his food but on the spoon itself - to chew something hard to soothe his aching gums. Good thing we bought a not point-ended spoon so he won't hurt himself.

But more often, he can down his cereals in just minutes - the bowl swept and clean - and wanting more.

And he now knows that it's his feeding bowl, because when I'm mixing his cereal and show it to him, he would give me a smile. I've also started to make his cereal wee lumpy so he can't blow raspberry, it ending on his face and mine.


He's movements are more coordinated now and his dexterity is quite developed. I usually read book or magazine when feeding him and he would stop eating and reach for the reading material - sometimes just holding it and flipping pages but more often straight to his mouth. He can also grab his teether littered on the bed and hold it while sucking for longer time.

Oh he loves sitting on your legs while you rock him so a rocking horse is on the christmas shopping list. Plus a new baby car seat. He's growing out of the baby capsule. The baby capsule that we hired is due for return early next year but you can extend it for another month if the baby is still small and fits well on it. But Jens feels too bit on it already.


I can go on and on and on.. but that's it for now. LOL. His ears might be burning now.

By the way, I end up calling our Big Guy, Jens and not Ian. I had a change of mind and heart as to his name. :)

A Mini Baby Massage

I know that massage helps baby relax and unwind. I've been giving this treat to our little boy but I don't really know the tricks in this indulgence. I am also not consistent.

Then I read in the magazine the pluses of giving baby massages, which convince me to be religious in doing so to our Bub. I really didn't ask myself, why do I need to read it somewhere before doing so but I just realize now that I need a little push and nudge and badge to do something that I already have an idea. Sometimes, I reckon I don't trust my instinct at all. Oh well, we need assurance sometimes, aren't we? :)

I found this little tip very useful and my little boy enjoys it especially the back combing.

Using both hands, stroke top of baby's head in a circular motion. Using flat fingers, massage from brow to templates. With fingertips, massage around jaw in small circles. With flat fingers stroke chest/tummy in a heart shape.

Milk the arms one at a time, from shoulder down then gently massage hands and fingers. Massage tummy in clockwise circles. Milk legs, then massage soles of feet with your thumb. Gently rub toes. Lay baby on tummy across your thighs. Support buttocks with one hand while stroking from shoulders to bottom. Comb his back with fingertips. To finish, enjoy a cuddle.


Saturday, December 15

At Five Months

Time flies sooo quick, our Big Guy is now 5 months and getting bigger and heavier by the day. He doesn't ran out of tricks to make us laugh. And he's a rotten young man, he got Mummy at his beck and call.

Some of the photos taken during the month:

I love my fish

yum yum yum - i love my cereal

the bookworm

my book taste nice

first christmas gift

And speaking of gifts, MCJ one afternoon was making a mental list and I fall on the category of naughty. Hummmm, I wonder what will he give me. I really didn't want any, but it came to my mind to have an ipod especially when I see a sale one on the catalogue. But I don't really need one. Have to re-think on what I really want.

Friday, December 14

Another Tag

I've been flooded out with tags these days and it took me longer to do them. Sorry, ladies. :) This one is from Julai. Thanks, sis!

Five things found in my bag
  1. wallet
  2. vanity purse
  3. pen
  4. organizer
  5. camera

Five things found in my wallet

  1. loose change
  2. cards
  3. photos
  4. receipts/dockets
  5. and some trash :P

Five things found in my (our) room

  1. bedroom suite
  2. tv and the lot (vcr, dvd player, set top box)
  3. closet
  4. bubby's bed
  5. clock

Five things I've always wanted to do

  1. sleep in my spare time
  2. read when im not tired
  3. shop when i want to
  4. see my family when i miss them (down moment)
  5. exercise when i have to

Five things I'm currently into

  1. taking care of bubba-bub
  2. watching M*A*S*H at 5pm on weekdays
  3. reading a medieval book
  4. sewing
  5. everything there is to do on the net

Five people to tag - since this is an old tag and probably almost everyone had done this, just anybody who's interested. :)

Heaps of Ideas

I was given an opportunity in my pro-blogging that I was not familiar of lest I don't know how to pronounce. :) So I asked MCJ about it, speaking it incorrectly and he got heaps of ideas about tonneau cover. The first thing he said about it was you can found it in the ute (pick-up truck for some) and we don't have a ute so that explains my lack of idea. I thought, it might be some sort of tarpauline and I told him that we have that but he said no. And went on explaining that it is a vinyl material but not similar with tarp. Then he mentioned that the latest trend is a fiber glass one that looks like a boot of a car. Wow! That's big leap from a material that you hooked up to the sides at the back of a ute. By the way, tonneau cover is the cover at the back of a pick-up truck or ute.

Wednesday, December 12

The Eights

Tagged by Mitch, thanks sis!

Eight things that attract me to my best friends:
  1. We have fun whatever we do.
  2. We share some interests and respect each others' differences.
  3. We love each other regardless of who we are.
  4. They are thoughtful - despite the absence of communication.
  5. We remain friends despite of distance from each other.
  6. We know each others' background and family and care about them.
  7. They are like siblings.
  8. They can be rely on.

Eight things I am passionate about:

  1. reading
  2. blogging and surfing
  3. shopping
  4. my family
  5. writing my thoughts
  6. sewing (at times)
  7. my friends
  8. being a pain in the neck (to MCJ) :P

Eight things I want to do before I die:

  1. Live.
  2. Laugh more.
  3. Sponsor a child.
  4. Secure my loved ones future - up to something that God will allow me to.
  5. Make lots of people happy.
  6. Go to exotic places.
  7. Attend my parents 50th wedding anniversary.
  8. Drive.

Eight blogs I read (why just eight? I want to name more ;D)

Eight songs I could listen to over and over again

  1. Insatiable.
  2. Thanks to you.
  3. You raise me up.
  4. I wanna go home.
  5. My immortal.
  6. The prayer.
  7. Rainbow.
  8. Imagine.

Eight things I have learned this past year:

  1. Giving birth is very painful. :P
  2. A child can make you cry and laugh at the same time.
  3. It is hard to shed excess weight after giving birth while eating more even if breastfeeding.
  4. How to monetize my blog. :)
  5. Have a little bit of patience.
  6. Grow a Mummy on me.
  7. To shut my mouth sometimes. :P
  8. Shop wisely.
Like to do this tag? Go ahead and have fun!

More Spams

Apart from the internet, I found other ways to do home shopping - from the junk mails and catalogues dropped by our mailboxes as well as the spam fax messages, the latter I don't like though because it cost us paper and ink. Plus, if the junk fax message caused an error some important fax messages can't get through. Arrggggg! There have been spamming companies that I've rang to stop sending us unsolicited messages but there are still more coming in. Though sometimes, we get very informative messages like christmas bargains on shipping, pots and some plants, free skills seminars, laptop rental, etc. These spams are not at all pain in the neck - they sometimes can be my time killers. :)

Tuesday, December 11

A Tag for Christmas

This one is from Mich and is for Christmas. Glad to receive this girl.

How to Join?
[1] Fill up and submit the details of this form.

[2]Copy and post the rules to your blog. Include the “backward list” (a record of how the tag reached you) and add your name.

[3] Recruit for participants. Be sure to get their consent.
Should they agree to join, add them to your “forward list” (bloggers you’ve convinced to join).
Remind them to do item #1.

** Participants will be accepted until December 16 (Phil. time) only. On December 17, the organizer will email to you the details of your Ronito/Ronita. Send him/her a Christmas greeting via E-cards preferably on December 25.

Should time be a constraint, you can send it earlier.

My Backward Link List:iRonnie, jeff, bluepanjeet, thess, GBex, Liza, Liza 2, Rems, Eds, Abie, Jhona, Peachy, Mich, Era

- add your name here: Era

I'm passing this to Mitch, Arlene, Dangkin, & Idealpinkrose.

Weekend in Vegas

This girl spent their recent weekend on Las Vegas. I'm happy for her. She said in her email, she had been bugging (sorry for the term ,girl) her husband to go there but then he didn't want to and only just last week that she had convinced him. Good on her! I bet they had a good time - I'll wait for her news. Anyway, I know that it's easy to get accommodations there and there is cheap hotel Las Vegas. I'm sure my friend doesn't have to choose them.

Long Overdue Tags

I've been tagged by Arlene but it took me soo long to do them - sorry sis I've been a slack these days, seems on a holiday mood. Anyway...

Thoughts on Christmas

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Christmas to me is a special time to ponder the great love God has done to us by giving us His Son to be born in Bethlehem long time ago. So, this season is a time for sharing and giving love to everyone. I feel that everyone is happy on Christmas time. Yeah, pressures on holiday expenses may bother us but if you have to remember the true essence of Christmas - you just can’t help but feel happy to know that you have made your loved one, your next door neighbor, the inmates, the homeless, the orphans, or anyone happy because you give love on Christmas day. —Dancing in Midlife Tune/ Sunshineforlife.

I've long past the worldly mentality of Christmas. For me now, it is the birthday of Jesus Christ and it doesn't matter how we celebrate it.. what's important is what is inside our heart and mind. As much as possible I don't want to give into the commercialism of this holiday nor be extra good because I want to be good, giving, loving, etc everyday. I just want to feel special and be thankful on this day because God has given us a brother to redeem us from our sins. - Permance In Change

Loved Ones Lost

I've got lost loved ones but it was when I was young so I really didn't have the opportunity to bond with them. I can't remember my relationship with them. And I am thankful that I haven't experience a devastating loss and I don't want to. And as much as possible, I want to be the person that my loved ones expect me to be and I want to be good to them so I won't have any regrets when they're out of this world.

Wednesday, December 5

Smurf in the Backyard

One warm afternoon, went out the backyard to have a breath of fresh air.

The little boy doesn't want to feel little so Mummy placed his "bumbo" on a delapidated backyard chair.

Then it started to drizzle, "hurry up inside for my beanie Mum".

"Birds are twitting, wanting their food. I look up the sky, and there they are perch on the electric cable. "

"Careful Bub that Magpie won't pluck your eyes."

Mum said, I'm too adorable that paparazzi swarmed in.

When it was time to take my beanie off, I'm already sweatin'.

Sunday, December 2

The Santa 'Clause'

I didn't knew then that Tim Allen is a comedian, heck I don't even know who Tim Allen was. I think, the first time that his name registered to my mind was when I saw him in Dame Edna's show. But still I don't know what are the movies that he starred.

Then, I saw the movie Christmas with the Kranks and I found it hilarious. I'm the kind who is less interested with movies with stars that I don't know, I seem can't relate or identify myself to it. I enjoyed more watching a movie, even if it's slightly boring, if I know the stars moreso, if it has my favorites. This one, I took MCJ's word for it for being a nice movie. Thanks to him, I love it that we watched another Tim Allen's movie - The Santa Clause.

The Santa Clause appealed to my inner kid, as said in the movie. I wasn't laughing the entire time but I felt good watching it. As a matter of fact, like the Christmas with the Kranks, I recorded it also to watch it over and over again.

Anyway, imagine yourself being Santa, going from one place to another to give gifts - wouldn't you get tired? Imagine also, what would you look like after passing through a very small chimney (for the toilets) because the house has no fireplace, just a heater? What about Christmas in OZ, where it is summer - where would Santa pass? Maybe, he'll just knock on the door. It's a lot of hardwork to look for chimney.

But it is more hardwork for the elves. Making all those gifts and wrapping them. Fortunately for them, they are in herds as to number so work is divided.


Are you playing santa this season or on the receiving end? If you're the earlier, have you finished your list yet? If you have sunglasses in your list, don't wait for the elves to make it for you - head on to a store like Opticsplanet - a store that has the biggest bag of goodies for this season especially optics. With all the list of gifts that the elves prepared for this year, yours might land on the QC next year. :)

Pro-blogging Activities

Tagged by Mich. Sorry girl, it took me too long to post.


1.Please share the reason/s why you decided to post ads/paid posts. State how your earning is helping you in any way.

2.Pass it 2 bloggers/publishers only.

3.After my name, list ALL your monetized blogs.If you have more than one blog, add the next blogs by using numbers only(such as 1,2,3 see my example)instead of long links.

4.Use the button,but please no direct linking.

5.I would really appreciate it if you could drop me a line should you decide to entertain this tag. I would like to pay you a visit and add you on my list.

My take...

I started my pro-blogging activities when I saw some of my friends do. I reckon, it's really nice to earn money while you blog but of course, I have to maintain my usual personal posts. So far, I've earned quite good. I spend my hard earned money on anything, but as much as possible to something that will last or I can use always - sort of souvenir. I'm looking forward to Christmas shopping where I'll spend some too! Because of my hectic routine, I just blog whenever I can, not really grabbing opps. I'm thankful though with those companies that apportioned opps.

Thesserie, 2 & 3 Marie Vanidosa , 2 Girlie, 2 Rhada Rach , 2 Ironnie, 2 Jane Mari Jo Ghee, 2, 3 & 4 idealpinkrose, 2 & 3 Mich Era, 2

Saturday, December 1

Baby Books, Christmas, New Look

I was planning to subscribe for baby books here. I found an insert in the magazine that I bought two months ago - the store has a promo sort of like buy two get two free with days trial. It was a very attractive offer - not so dear, I reckon compared to the prices of baby books that I saw in some stores. It was two months ago when I liked the offer. I haven't made a move. I was not stalling yet I'm not in a hurry either.

Then yesterday, I was able to drop by the second hand book shop - I've been wanting to for months now, to check if there are second hand baby books available. I don't mind buying second hand books as long as they're recent series and in good condition. Look here, $6 for four books. Not bad eh!

But I'm still thinking of subscribing for some baby's first book. The offer is still standing.

I tried to read to our Big Guy this morning and I can't even finish one page. He wanted to flip the pages himself. He likes the noise that flipping and crumpling papers make. As a matter of fact, that's his new toy. :)) If he'll carry-on like this for years, we won't spend a penny for a toy! Whooppeeeee! Talking of a scrooge Mummy. lol.


It's December! It's my third in OZ but I can't really feel the yuletide season. Maybe because it's hot? I wish of a white Christmas. I wish I'm home - not that there is snow there. :)
There wont be any decor at home. I want to get away on the day - if I get lucky!
Black is beautiful, they say! So, I succumb to it, hence the new look. This is a big change for me who loves light colors - but Im loving it!

New Sleeping Position

Since birth, Baby Ian used to sleep like this but recently, he had been sleeping on different positions. He would sometimes sleep on his side, ready to roll-over. Yeah, when he's alone in the room when he wakes up, tendency is to roll-over - either looking for food or he wants to play.

This was the latest. It was a funny story how did he end up in this position. See that white cloth he's holding? That's his chuck-up cloth. I reckon, he goes to sleep faster if he has that, so when I put him on his bed, I placed it across his chest while his arms were on his side. A short while later, he moved his arms up taking the cloth with them covering his face. He was fumbling and shaking his head to get rid of the cloth so I went for a rescue. He then decided to roll on his side. I had to haul MCJ from the bed to see this position and had to play paparazzo again. MCJ said, he got this sleeping position from me. :)


Talking of sleep and bed, there are really lots of bedroom furnitures shops around our area, second to light fixtures shop, I think. Oh well, this is good for the shoppers as you can shop around and get the best price for the furniture that you really want. Plus you can see various available bed styles there are like adjustable beds, inflatable beds, poster beds, canopy, etc. As we spend almost half the time of our life in bed, for me it is important that you have a bed that gives you good sleep though there are more important factors than that inorder to have a good night rest. :)

Wednesday, November 28

Family's Refreshment

It's not summer yet but it feel like it already, for more than a month now. Blame it to the degrading condition of our Mother Earth, global warming is right here but blame it first to US - the stewards of nature.

And what better refreshment you can have in a hot day? Iced cold cola? Halo-halo? Frosties? Fruit shakes? Ice cream? Nah! Ours is cooled water melon.

We bought our first water melon this season. It has been available in the shops for a month already but we didn't buy yet as it was tad dearer and it wasn't seedless. When we saw that seedless watermelon was less than a dollar a kilo, we gave it a go.

It was sweet... but not very very sweet. Maybe, watermelon in summer will be that.

I remember to eat it sliced like this when I was young. Imagine my face and nose covered with juice. lol. Those were the days.

MCJ taught me to cut it like this as it was easy to do and not messy to eat. Plus you can store the sliced watermelon in a container and keep it in the fridge ready to eat whenever you like. A good idea though.

Our Little Man had his suck of the juice. He liked it as it was cold, soothed his aching gums.

He bit a portion and I had to deep-in my finger to his mouth. Scary as he could choke himself.

Un-lucky Week

I'm not sure if I'm cursed or I'm just a dag, but this week has been an un-lucky one for me.

Yesterday morning, I hurt myself with the screw at one point of Ian's cot. I know that it has been there, I actually warned MCJ to be careful because that side is where he passed when he goes to his side of the bed. Little did I know that the warning was for myself. My left elbow has a small cut now.

Today, after making the bed I did a little clean-up of the stuff that were not in their proper place. I picked-up a sharp shard of glass (MCJ broke a coffee cup). It wasnt pointed but sharp that it cut my right index finger. Blood was oozing out my finger that it scared me. The cut was not as big as what is in my elbow but it bled more.

It's just the careless me - not aware of something that may cause harm. I should really be alert always and take note of stuff that will hurt anybody especially when our Big Guy starts to go out of his bed un-aided. I know, it's just all common sense but when you're not used to doing things a certain way, your common sense doens't work, or is it just me? lol.

Get In touch

Having a telephone system that works right for your business plays a big part for smooth operation. The telephone system that we have used to be a big part in running the business especially that, work area were scattered. Intercom was set-up two in the office, one in the front area, two at the back and one at home. We are just in a small business sector and a phone system like this really helps. You don't have to step out the office if you want to call in somebody, just ring the line of the area where that person is and he gets the message. Also, the phone system has a PA feature so when the person that you want to see is not close to any of the telephone, just page him and he'll know that he is wanted. And a big use for us, we used it to monitor our Big Guy when we are not at the house.

out telephone system looks like this

Neobits has a wide range of a telephone system like what we have. The brand that we have is Nec and it offers that too apart from talkswitch, bizfon, panasonic, atlas, and more. Actually, it offers 15 brands for businesses composed of 2 to 250 users.

Apart from telephone system, Neobits also offers dial tone and broadband internet to various type of businesses. I think, its customers were all happy campers as the testimonials were on positive note.

Tuesday, November 27

Unique Award

I just got a very unique award from Eds. Thanks, sis!

This award makes me feel guilty though as I am not really that friendly to our cat, Lucky. :) I guess this will be my constant reminder to treat him nicely?

Anybody who wants this award? You can have it! :)

Experience Reverse Auction

Heard of reverse-auction? Obviously it is the reverse of the usual auction that we know in terms of the amount of bid. In the usual auction, an item is sold to the person with the highest bid, in reverse-auction, the item is sold to the person with the lowest unique bid. You might say, geezz, that's easy for the part of the bidder. Not at all, because the amount should be unique from the other bidders. You might be the lowest bidder but if there are other bidders that bid with the same amount as you, you're out of the negotiation. So it wasn't easy at all. It sort of like working on luck.

Anyway, bid4prize works like a reverse-auction plus more. It is text based reverse-auction game, where the lowest unique bid will win the prize. There are lots of prizes including cash prize. It caters to the kid in most of us, playing and winning.

There are really lots of ways to earn money from the internet. There is sweepstake... and mostly, the websites offer free gifts upon registration. These ways are apart from pro-blogging. :)

Monday, November 26

Love Chain Tag

Another tag to increase your page ranking, I guess. :)

Thanks to Arlene for tagging me with this chain. Thanks to the originator, too.

The rule:When you get tagged, you have to add your name next to the person who tagged you and by doing so you are letting the list grow.







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Permanence In Change

Mich, Dangkin, Eds, Idealpinkrose, Irel and Mitch, would you like to join this chain?

Sunday, November 25

New Trick

The Little Man has a new trick - holding his feet. The old wives tale that I know about it is, it means the baby is wanting a sibling, bwahahaha!

Have you heard about it? :)