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Best Item for Dropaholics

I own a magnetic anklet because I often get my feet sore. But one item I would so love to acquire is a magnetic bracelet. I think it will do me good especially because my wrist and my arms are overworked from the dropping chores daily, haha! Though I have a wrist pad for protection, a magnetic bracelet would be best because it offers helpful magnetic therapy. Aside from that, there are numerous styles to choose from. I would love the cuff style which is made of stainless steal. I can't wait placing the purchase and use the bracelet that has magnetic power ;-)

A Peek at the Post-Election Evaluation & Strategic Planning Seminar-Workshop

Finally, the long and exhausting week is over! The past week has been a grueling one. My co-worker, Ate Vilma and I need to get things done for the Post-Election Evaluation and Strategic Planning Seminar-Workshop. Sending out the invitation letters, preparing the program and other logistics for the said activity is taxing. We carry the burden in making the seminar organized and successful.
Fortunately, the seminar-workshop was met with a favorable response from the participants who were composed of the representatives from the Department of Education, Philippine National Police, Department of the Interior and the Local Government, PPCRV, Local Government Unit of General Santos City and the Commission on Elections. The said government entities and non-government organization plays a very vital role in the conduct of the electoral process so that the Filipino electorates up to the grassroots level can exercice their rights to suffrage.
The seminar aimed of further knowing and internalizing the different government agencies' role, especially those offices who were deputized by the COMELEC in delivering their mandated power. The activity also enabled the participants to come up with a clear-cut goal for the upcoming 2010 elections through the effective facilitation of an expert consultant from a non-government organization.
The 2-day activity is the first of its kind in the region wherein the previous 3 major elections- May 14, 2007 National & Local Elections, October 29, 2007 Synchronized Barangay & Sangguniang Kabataan Elections and August 14, 2008 ARMM Automated Elections- were evaluated. The agencies concerned were able to identify their respective strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. They were also able to name the hinderng and facilitating factors in delivering their respective duties to their constituents. All these were made possible by the conduct of different workshops where the Technology of Participation (TOP) was clearly utilized.

Some snapshots in the seminar:


Dust, Dust, Go Away!

We live in a subdivision where the dust makes it so difficult for us to live everyday. It triggers asthma attacks. The need for steam cleaners makes it very necessary. I was able to find one site online where they offer various selections at a very affordable prices. And the catch is that they offer free shipping! Is it not great? Now I really need to save enough amount for me to have these items. It will be worth every penny.


Thank You, Windmill!

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Windmill on the Hill is a very special blog to me. I always forget how tired I am from a day's hard work everytime I get to visit this blog owned by no less than the good-natured Windmill. It's like an addiction. After waking up from a deep slumber, usually at around 3 a. m., his blog is one of those few I take a peek at. He never ceases to inspire me and he keeps plastering a smile on my face. I still haven't forgotten the candy bar he gave me on November 9. That was too sweet of you, Windy! And I so love the name you gave me. LAINY BELLE sounds cute, isn't it?

When I was frequenting his blogs, I have noticed I wasn't in his Dynamite Droppers at first. After a few days, I made it to the Top 3 and now, my other blog Kuerdas made it to his Top 10! Well done, Lainy Belle!
The primary reason why I never let a day pass without visiting his blog, aside from dropping my cards, is because I know he has always something to offer- a word of inspiration, information, wisdom and humor. And mind you, he can write too many posts in a matter of minutes. And last night, I got home a little late and too tired from a long day's preparation for today's Seminar-Workshop, I left him a message telling him that I still managed to walk through his blog although I was dead tired. When I went back to say goodnight, my jaw dropped in amazement when I saw a wheelchair waiting for me, hahaha! That didn't stopped me from laughing my heart's out!

Thank you so much, Windy for always keeping my day bright and lovely! Stay healthy and diabetes-free always!



To Buy or Not to Buy

My Prince got a new set of home theater seating a couple of months back. I had a glimpse of it when my Prince took some photos for me to see. Mummy Carol loved it so much! They got it at a very affordable price. This made me think of buying a new one for our own home. But then, I have only bought ours in 2006 and I think it is very impractical for us to spend on things like that. As long as it serves the purpose, we will have to make do with our own set at home.


The Long-Awaited Beachcapade Pics

On November 14, we headed off at one of the exclusive resorts here in the city (night swimming at noontime, hahaha!) . It was to celebrate my Tita's birthday and at the same time, my cousin Michelle a.k.a. Mystique's homecoming. We had a terrific time enjoying the clear water of the beach and the breathtaking view. It was one of those rare occasions where once again our family gathered together to enjoy and have fun. Indeed we had fun! And I have these photos to show off, hehe! I only got some of the photos a couple of days ago from my pretty cousin Michelle.

With Pretty and Sexy Cousin Michelle Joy a.k.a Mystique of

With My Tita, the birthday celebrant, and her daughter, Michelle


Adults Should Be Accompanied By Children

When I was a kid, we often go to a children's park after the Children's Worship Service every Sundays. I always take pleasure in having the chance to play with other children. This is only the chance that I could get to play along with them so we often delay ourselves in going home and always take time to play. Just beside our church, there is also a church of different sect that has a children's playground complete with swing sets and other play items that we always take pleasure playing with. We have been contented going there every Sundays. That was before, hehe! Good thing the children of the recent times can now enjoy playing in a true playground through the newly built children's playground here in the city which is now made open for the public.
There is only one rule though.
Adults can come inside the playground as long as they are accompanied by children ;-)

Thank God for a Lover like Uncle Che (Part 1)

I am Neba Noela Buwah, Uncle Che’s naughty baby. I mean the big type of baby who is almost 25yrs old; the one who loves him very much. The one who is nothing without him. Whenever I look up at the heavens, I ask God "what did I do to deserve him and his love?"

On our fourth love-anniversary, he posted a story about us on this blog. I guess you all have been wondering where I have gone to and why I am not saying anything. Actually, I posted a comment and promised to tell my own part of the story. It is quite long, so I will make it two parts.

I knew Uncle Che a long time ago as a friend of my elder sister. They were attending the same secondary school in the village while I was in town. I met him twice in our house when I came for the weekend and my sister introduced him to me. I wasn’t paying attention. When my sister and I moved to another town (Buea) about 5 years later to pursue university studies (in the University of Buea), she and Che were still good friends and they occasionally paid each other visits. He was a very shy boy and whenever he came to visit and my sister wasn’t in, he would just stand at the door, leave a message for her, and the next second, he was gone. I didn’t notice him only for being shy. I knew he was calm and very intelligent. Hmmm, most women would fall for that, but believe me I never had any extraordinary thoughts about him. My last relationship was a failure and lasted just a few months, so, I wasn’t ready to go in for another heartbreak.

I got to know Che better in one association called BASA (Bafut Students’ Association). That was an association made up of University students from our village. Since we were both from the same village, we automatically were members. He was (and still is) a talk of the association. He was very influential. Very hardworking and always giving very bright ideas on how the association should run. Almost everyone liked and praised him.

Unfortunately, for me, I started liking him when he was about leaving for a while. After the second semester, of his second year in the university (my first year), he suspended education for financial reasons. He was not too broke to continue education. He just had to give it up for a year so he could properly attend to his siblings relying on him. I missed him so much for the summer holidays and the first semester of my second year when he wasn’t attending school. I was not in any relationship and I thought it was time to give another person a chance, but I never thought Che could be on my list. Why? I don’t know. I just didn’t know.

However, God has a special way of doing things. When I was traveling from Buea (the town where we study at the University) to Bamenda (our actual hometown), with my elder sister, we met Che at the bus station. We were going to spend X-Mas in Bamenda while he left Bamenda and instead came back to spend X-Mas in Buea. All of a sudden, I felt the need to spend X-Mas with him but he refused on an excuse that my family needs me for X-Mas. I was a little bit crossed and felt rejected, but when I was about going, he accepted I could come for the New Year celebrations.

He was expecting me on the 30th or 31st of December, but when I called him on the 26th informing him I will be coming on the 28th, he got curious. Why the haste? He could not understand but did his homework and found out that the 29th was my birthday. While I was preparing a surprise for him, he surprised me with a birthday present before I could even announce the occasion to him.

I started seeing Che as Mr. Right, and I wanted to go to any depth to prove that. The first test I put him through was on my birthday. I invited him home for supper at 8pm and intentionally made him stay till 1am (5 hrs). He opted to leave, but I convinced him it was too late, and that he should spend the night.

I decided to test him over and over again by asking him about twice or thrice monthly to spend the night with me in my room. Most men will not bear that type of temptation, but believe me, he passed all the tests. We spent the nights together and although some of the nights were very cold and we came close and held each other tight, we were still behaving mature and respecting ourselves. Each time I got emotional, I just asked him to stretch his right arm for me to lie on. I am sure he also got emotional because a couple of nights he asked to hold my hand while we sleep. Ha ha ha. Naughty! That’s him.
(to be continued...)


Hats Off to You, baby!

At home, the only person we rely on in fixing things up and making sure everything is in order when it comes to electricity, carpentry and  safety equipment is my youngest brother, Mark, the Kuerdas vocals. Though he is a  very easy-go-lucky type of person, you might not believe me, but when it comes to fixing things, he is the man! I don't know where he got all his skills but I am all hats off to him for being the kind of person that he is. 


One True Love

It’s been ages since I was inside the movie house. I have forgotten entirely how a movie theatre looked like and how it feels like to be inside there. But today, I get to experience that same feeling again. Since power outage was scheduled from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. here in our area, my mother and I went to the mall and decided to watch movies together.

She was thrilled to the bones because she is an avid fan of Marian Rivera and her movie with Dingdong Dantes, One True Love, is currently showing on all theaters nationwide. Mind you, she doesn’t recognize actors and actresses in recent times because she hasn’t been watching T.V. She has come to love Marian when she became an avid follower of the television soaps “Marimar” and “Dyesebel”. She was held captive by Marian’s charm and beauty.

When the soaps drew to a close, all I could hear was her inquisitive mind asking the following questions: “When is Marian going to have soap again?”,Will Marian and Dingdong do a movie together?”When will Marian and Dingdong end up together as real sweethearts?” She believes that Marian and Dingdong look great together!

My mother is a famous sleepyhead. Actually, it runs in the family, hahaha! Everytime we get to watch movies, no story is ever understood because she is fast asleep and snoring!

While on our way to the theater, I was teasing her that One True Love is going to be shown next week. What’s up and running in the theaters is James Bond Quantum of Solace. She wanted to go back home. That’s when I ceased the teasing and while we were inside the movie house, she was all ears and her eyes were wide open. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen her wide awake inside the theater, hahaha!
The movie's plot summary revolved around a man's struggle in finding what true love is after he got himself involved in a vehicular accident and had amnesia as a result. Torrid kissing scenes between Marian Rivera and Dingdong and Iza Calzado and Dingdong intensified the protagonists' search for his one true love.


Electronics Blog

I am not too fond of electronics. But my youngest brother is the exact opposite. He keeps on checking out what's the latest trend in electronics blog where various high quality, large selection, and name brand home consumer electronics at discount prices are available. These electronics includes audio, video, mp3 players, cameras, computers, video games and many more! These electronics products are comprehensively arranged to help you quickly find what you are looking for. My brother loves to have all those electronics mentioned above. Oh! How I wish we are rich so that he can have them all ;-)

Stages in a Love Relationship (Part 1) - Uncle Che and Baby Noela

Reflecting on a Four-Year Relationship (Since 21st November 2004)

Baby Noela believes Lainy and I are very good friends and she is very satisfied and happy with that. She looks upon her not only as a friend, but also as an elder sister. She likes listening when I talk about her. From the lot that she has learned about her, from me, she takes her to be the ideal person she can use as reference when she gets stuck. One day, she asked me for advice and when I didn’t know what to tell her, she insisted “what do you think Lainy could have done if she found herself in my situation”?

Eh, by the way. If you haven’t figured it out yet, this is Uncle Che of AZ Blogging. I was thinking of snatching Lainy’s blog today and wondered what reason I can give her, since it was supposed to be a surprise announcement and I really didn’t want to trick her. Thank God she asked if I could sometime appear here as a guest blogger, so I snatched the timely opportunity.

The good news is, Today (21st Nov 2008) makes four years of unconditional love between my fiancée (Noela) and I. Oh my God, it is our anniversary! I would like to tell all my friends and fellow bloggers how this relationship started, how it is going through all the phases of love, and what we plan for the future.

Baby Noela (Neba Noela Buwah) and I (Ferdinand Che) knew each other a very long time ago, since secondary school. I was a very good friend to her elder sister (Edith) but really didn’t get quite close to Noela herself until 29th December 2002, her birthday. We remained close and sincere friends to each other for almost a year, and throughout that period, I was in love but never realized it. Oh, maybe I did, but never wanted to believe it. Although I was once in a relationship, the whole stuff was strange to me since I never really understood what love is. As a matter of fact, I was seduced by someone and I reluctantly fell for it, but with Noela, our love just built up gradually and I never discovered it until it was ripe.

On November 20th, 2004, something strange happened, that turned the relationship from friendship to a romantic one, and later on…. Oh, maybe I am too fast, ha ha ha , slowing down a bit...

After spending the evening with Noela and giving her a goodbye hug as usual when I was about to go, I realized the hug lasted for more than it usually did. Instead of the usual quick hug that lasts just a second with my hands holding just her shoulders, I realized this hug lasted about 5 seconds with my right hand almost circling her round her back and the left round her waist. After the hug, I stared at her, straight in the eyes for almost 5 seconds again but didn’t say a word. Normally, I would allow her see me off at the gate, before I say “bye bye, see you tomorrow” but this day, things were different. I felt like finding the gate on my own and she must have been so surprised and was wondering why.

Smart girl, now, she realized there was a problem. As I walked towards the gate, she followed me behind and asked me to wait for her. When I stopped, she turned round, stood in front of me. While holding my hands, she smiled and asked me to stay a little longer if I wasn’t ready to leave yet. Staying a little longer wasn’t a problem. For the past 10 months and a few days, I spent the night in her room 2 or 3 times a month, and slept on her bed after telling each other stories and watching a romance or horror movie. Oh, I can guess what you are thinking now. Kill the thoughts, please. Nothing happened. We were just friends and we respected our status that way.

This particular day, however, the emotional atmosphere surrounding us was so tensed that I was scared if I spent the night at her place, I might have been tempted to think about, say or do things I never did before. I went in, with the intention of spending just an hour, since it was already 10pm. The noisy Uncle Che suddenly went dump, and the very inquisitive Noela, who normally would ask questions almost every minute, never asked any. I was lost. While sitting there with her, I seemed teleported to a distant ideal world where everyone just looked up to the sky, made a wish and it was granted. She asked many questions, that I never heard, but the last one was very loud and commanding, “what are you thinking about”, and instantly, without a second thought, I replied “I will tell you tomorrow”.

I made an excuse it was late and I wanted to leave, but she protested, saying she feels something is wrong and she can’t let me go in that mood. OK, now, I pretended all was normal. I put on my usual look and expression and smiled broadly at her. She insisted she would be happy if I stayed and spent the night at her place. What would you do if you were in my shoes? This is a friend I can’t afford to disappoint, so I decided to stay. That night was a very “sad” one. We didn’t exchange jokes. We didn’t watch any movie. When she went to bed, instead of her turning her back on me while I wrapped my hands round her belly, we just slept on the opposite ends of the bed without any body contact.

The next day (November 21st, 2004), Noela asked me what it was I wanted to tell her. I intended telling her I love her, and I would love to spend the rest of my life with her, but this was tough. Believe me, I had never been in that position before, so I needed all the courrage the world could offer.

When I went to work that day, my mind was very unstable. I started regreting why I didn't tell her. I gave an excuse I wasn't feeling well and asked for permission to go home. Actually, I didn't go home, but straight to Noela's place. Telling her I love her was still a problem but somehow, I had to let her know. This might not be word for word, but simillar to what I said:

Noela, we've been very good friends and I have cherished every second we have spent together. This is turning into something I never bargained for. Though turning to what I love very much, I feel it is a betrayal of everything we stood for. I won't be coming too often, but feel free to call me and let me know whenever and how I can be of help. As you can see (pointing at the clock) I am supposed to be at the job site now. I just came to tell you this. Bye, see you later.

She didn't look surprised. All she did was put on a sad face, and said:

"I understand, but I wish you stay a little longer. Since when did love become a crime, or something to shy away from? I understand how you feel. Not saying anything doesn't mean I don't feel same. A man generally should make the first move. I have been waiting for your move for 3 months".

(to be continued on

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Working Under Pressure

I can't imagine how I was able to get everything done last night before retiring to bed at midnight. I don't usually go to bed at midnight anymore because as early as 8 p.m., I have such drooping eyes that I can hold them off no longer. I did a total of ten (10) opportunities from three (3) different affiliates yesterday and quite a number of filler posts. While doing the bulk of writing tasks, I was also at the same time dropping cards to more than a thousand blogs. I woke up as early as 3:30 a.m. yesterday. I was already very tired from a day's work but I don't know where I got the will to finish all the assignments given to me with a sense of urgency. All the opportunities were to expire yesterday and I can't just let it slip away from my fingers again just because I wasn't able to manage my time.
Gratefully, I have managed to work under pressure. But I hate it when quality is sacrificed to make way for paid reviews. I feel like I was just writing anything that comes to mind just for the sake of posting them because there is an urgent need to post in between reviews. But I am no Superwoman. As much as I wanted to accomplish so many things in 24 hours, that is not just possible. I haven't stop wishing there's 48 hours in one day so that I could accomplish more.

I Can't Resist The Oops

I vowed never to chase opportunities at one of the affiliate programs wherein one has to do the chasing. I do not have so much patience for that. But it is a little difficult to ignore the opportunities when the chasing is no longer done and yet the tasks are made available and offered on a silver platter. There is no need to do the refresh tasks countless times anymore. And the amount is just sooo tempting! If you know what I mean, hehe! I attribute this to having an imcrease in my Page Rank. I know I can't hold on to it for much longer. I wanted to savor the moment while it lasts. I hope the blessings won't ran out that soon.



When I say WOW, I mean World of Warcraft games wherein a lot of people are now getting addicted to. People addicted to WoW are called video game addicts. They get to play a very famous video game worldwide. It is a kind of online role-playing game. It has millions and millions of subscribers worldwide. When it comes to retailing the World of Warcraft gaming accounts like the wow death knight, there is no other leading and reliable online store other than It is situated in Alberta, Canada. The company assures of thirty (30) minute delivery on practically all orders! The act of selling WoW accounts is similar to putting goods int he virtual world for sale.
You do not have to worry on the company's credibility and dependability. It boosts of lifetime account guarantee for all accounts purchased from them. They are also the only company that can cater to all your needs and problems as they have 24/7 customer support and service. The company takes pride in selling the WoW accounts at a very reasonable price.
What are you waiting for? Purchase an account now and be assured of the many advantages when making that once-in-a-lifetime purchase!

Resumption of the System of Continuing Registration of Voters

As an employee of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), I would like to spread the news that the continuing registration of voters for Non-ARMM shall resume via the Resolution No. 8514 which was promulgated on November 12, 2008.
The Commission shall entertain applications for the following:
  1. Registration
  2. Transfer of registration of records
  3. Reactivation and changes/ corrections of entries in the registration records/ inclusion of registration records/ reinstatement of name in the list of voters.
Date, Time and Place of Filing: The applications for registration shall be personally filed beginning December 2, 2008 to December 15, 2009, at the Office of the Election Officer (OEO) of the district/ city/ municipality where the applicant resides from Monday to Friday, during office hours at 8 o'clock a.m. to 5 o'clock p.m.
Please take note of the following schedules:

The Election Officer shall adopt a system of processing applications to speed up the registration process, minimize queuing and avoid inconvenience.


Any Filipino citizen who is:

  1. At least eighteen (18) years of age;
  2. A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year and in the place wherein he proposes to vote for at least six (6) months on or before the day of the election; and
  3. Not otherwise disqualified by law.


Present any of the following current identification documents that bears the applicant's photograph and signature:

  1. Employee's identification card (ID) with the signature of the employer or authorized representative;
  2. Postal ID;
  3. Student's ID or library card, signed by the school authority;
  4. Senior citizen's ID;
  5. Driver's license;
  6. NBI/PNP clearance;
  7. Passport;
  9. Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID;
  10. License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC); and
  11. Any other valid ID.

NOTE: Community Tax Certificates (cedula) or ceritifications/ identification cards issued by barangay officials shall not be honored as valid identification documents.

SOURCE: COMELEC Resolution No. 8514

Height Versus Weight

Yes! I won't be ashamed to let you all know that I have been into diet pills last year. It lasted for two weeks. You might ask, really??? Why??? It is for the simple reason that I do not have the height to flaunt and my weight turned out to be not proportioned with my height during those period, hahaha! It was only out of desperation. But my Prince was a little worried I eventually stopped taking it after 20 capsules. Good thing it proved to be effective and I was able to see the results in just a few days of persistently taking the pill.


12 Different Types of Employees

Since the previous post "Can You Complain About Your Job?" has been talking about how a co-worker can affect an individual's day, I deemed it best to post this forwarded email from my pretty cousin Michelle a.k.a Mystique of As I Live, Laugh, And Love. This was actually forwarded to me in our own language, Filipino, but for everyone to understand, my English was put to a test by coming up with my own translations ;-)

In our superior's eyes, there are only a dozen type of employees. They are the following:

  1. CLOWNS- They are the official comedians and comediennes in the office. They have such striking one-liners that would always keep the workplace light and keep the workers awake in broad day light. According to many of the bosses, they are those who lacks attention probably because they don't have the wit or more often than not, they are actually witty but lazy.
  2. GEEKS - They don't care about the people around them. What they only care about are the papers, the boss, and computers. Even if the boss is in no the mood for some tete-a-tete, more so to talk about deadlines, the geeks are the ones who have the courage to approach the boss and try their luck changing the results of the entries and substitute the value of credit vs. debit.
  3. HOLLOW MAN - There are two types of H.M. virus: Type A at Type B. Type A are the employees who are most often invisible at work, seat usually vacant, always absent. Type B are those who reports to work but the work output is actually invisible. They are those with hollow brains, if you know what I mean...
  4. SPICE GIRLS- a group of girls who are fond of going out together but always report to work late. Arrgghh! They usually take a hold of their hairbrushes and songhits (songhits??? Is it still in? Hahaha!). If they are given tasks, they always group themselves together.
  5. DA GWAPINGS - They are the male counterparts of the Spice Girls. They are born to make pa-cute. hehe! The group is composed of only 2-3 members so each one are being noticed for their cuteness, LOL! Like the Spice Girls, their brains are full of gels.
  6. CELEBRITIES - Politicians, Athletes, Performers. Politicians are those who are more concerned with the company's status and its employees than performance. Athletes are those 'varsitarians' who are very athletic but moves too slow at work. Performers are employees who are coming to work just to sing and dance on stage during organizational day. Overall, the celebrity types are oozing with PR but they have low I.Q.
  7. GUINNESS - They are record holders when it comes to persistence. They usually lack intelligence but they are very hardworking and most of the time they are those who gets very successful in life. Very organized at work, very quick but they always commit mistakes.
  8. LEATHER GOODS - They are the employees who are determined to get what they want at all cost, by hook or by crook. They are anomalous who will try to get so close with the big boss and would always try to get their own way.
  9. WEIRDOS - They are the problematic employees, the so-called "misunderstood". They are the black sheep of the office. They have only a few friends, usually in trouble with their co-workers, they have very low evaluation and the boss's enemy.
  10. SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF RIZAL - They are the so-called Endangered Species. Straight 'A' employees but well-rounded. They are not geeks. Boss's pet but they don't work their way up by acting like a leech. They are always busy at work but they still find time for extra-curricular activities and gimmicks, ehem!
  11. BOB ONGS - They are the serious ones but lacks the know how and they oftentimes look dumb.
  12. COMMONERS - They are the generic member of the class. They lack individuality and characteristics that may leave marks in the minds of people around them. The boss won't notice them if they aren't around. As time would pass them by, they are those easily forgotten by their higher-ups and their co-workers!

There! I've completed the list, thank God! Where do you belong from among the twelve? I would like to ask my co-worker, Ate Vilma of The Maiden Testimony, what group do I belong? Speak up now, be honest, hehehe!

I am Taken Forever

It is an open book that I am into a long distance relationship. Being into one is never a walk in the park. It takes a lot of patience and patience requires a lot of waiting. I am no relationship expert but experience have taught me so much. My Prince and I is holding on strongly to our love for almost 2 years now, and everyday, the love is getting intense. There are a lot of things to keep in mind if one wants the relationship to work. And of course, keeping an open-line communication is one of the things to work on.
I admit I have been a member of some Dating Services prior to meeting my Prince but I was never a serious member. It is because I could not find the man that I truly want or shall I say God wants me to wait for the man He intends for me to have. It is very important to me that the man I would love is of the same faith. I have always been praying to God for that man to come and I just know if he is from the Father, he will enhance my faith further. It is so hard to find a man with admirable integrity, will respect me as a person and as a woman, encourage me without stiffling my creativity and a God-fearing man.
I am lucky enough to have found a steadfast, loyal, and faithful partner whom I can trust to stand by me in good times and bad, especially until eternity! I know he will best build up with me a loving relationship and peaceful home, based on a willingness to give to each other...
I thank God I have found my Prince and I just know I'm taken forever!


Meggy's Homecoming

I have been mentioning Meggy in my other blog since last year. One of the post I've made which talks about her is HERE. She is a 17-year-old churchmate from GenSan who celebrated her debut in January 2008 at Sydney, Australia alone and away from her friends and her family. The only friend she got there is my Prince. They celebrated her debut together. Meggy is on a student visa. She will be going home for a vacation today and Alas! She will again be reunited with her family.
My Prince and I would always refer to Meggy as our little sister. I can still recall many times before, when Meggy was very new to the place, she would call my Prince or she would message me at YM and ask if I could message my Prince to fetch her at school or at home. My Prince helped her out in getting a new house to stay on.
Last Sunday, my Prince fetched her up for church and went out for dinner with the rest of other brethrens. My Prince jokingly warned Megz to be careful in what she would tell me about him, hahaha! My Prince doesn't have to worry because eventhough we haven't met yet, I know him much better than any other person do, so other people's opinions of him won't matter to me.
I can't wait to see Megz next week. I'm sure there will be lots of stories to tell on her experiences as a student in Sydney and as a McDonalds crew as well.

The Best Alert Technology

My brother and I both have bronchial asthma. When my father died, his cardiac arrest was triggered by the asthma attack. He was immediately rushed to the hospital but unfortunately, did not make it. He was declared Dead on Arrival at the Emergency Room.
Before my father died, we have always been on a panic whenever he gets a worst asthma attack because of his hypertension and heart ailment. One time, we were in an ambulance and I saw how the doctors were actually trying to revive him. He was able to survive numerous attacks but in 2003, God decided to end all his sufferings. He could have made it had we known of Medical Alert system.
With the advent of modern technology, gadgets of this kind are created to protect the people who are suffering from different ailments like me and my brother. If we turn out to be incapable of moving our bodies which would prevent us to cry out for help, the system can easily detect that there is something amiss with us. It would automatically alert our family and all the people concerned. Is it not very convenient? Aside from convenience, protection and security is assured.
Now my mother doesn't always have to worry and panic with this gadget.

Can You Complain About Your Job?

Too many people have been complaining how a bad day it has been for them at work. I just finished chatting with my co-worker now and she was raving and ranting about one of our co-workers who has been acting like a leech. He has been trying hard to taint my friend's image infront of the big boss. Before I got the chance to hear her complaints, I was commenting on my cousin's post, Ally of In the Eyes of the Beholder, who also had a very bad day at work. I can actually imagine my cousin's face fuming with rage with that image she posted in her blog, hahaha! Good thing she has her blog to express her angst on!
Keep your cool, pretty girls! Always remember that life is what we make it. It can either be beautiful or ugly depending on how you handle things. No matter how bad this day has turned out for you, laugh it off and remember that you are still very lucky that you've got a decent job wherein you get a decent pay. Too many unlucky Filipinos out there are left with no jobs and left with no choice at all because of the lack of opportunities. Mind you, most of the unemployed Filipinos are four year course graduates! So you are indeed not only very lucky but so blessed to have jobs of your own.
While I was browsing my mailbox, I find it fitting to share the images below. Photos can speak a thousand words. I hope you will find these photos uplifting. At least you don't have a job that needs to smell other people's armpits, clean people and animals' poohs, and the like.

Come and Live in New Jersey

A lot of teachers from my previous employment, which is a Catholic institution, have made a choice in leaving our beloved Philippines and decided to migrate, live and work in the United States. Uncle Sam have always been the land of milk and honey. These people have been seeking for progress and for greener pasture. And indeed, they have been very lucky and so blessed for they not only have decent jobs to boost but they have acquired very nice and elegant homes as well from Real Estate New Jersey. The company have lots of available homes for sale with various styles and designs to choose from.
I have heard so many good things about the beautiful place of New Jersey. It may be unknown to many but New Jersey is the second wealthiest state in the United States with less number of populace. The state is generating its huge revenue from the coastal location of New Jersey wherein they get numerous visitors to the place from time to time. Its breathtaking beaches and magnificent marine tourist attractions are keeping the state's economy stable. It became the hub of tourists from different states and continents.
The state proudly bears the slogan: "New Jersey and You are Perfect Together."

The Tale That Is All About Monkey

The hottest topic over the weekend is plagiarism at its finest. If you are keen enough to notice, Monkey Fables and Tales and his other blogs, Sensory Overload and Obscure History are nowhere to be found- not in the EntreCard drop inbox (yours and mine), not at the No. 1 spot of the most popular blogs and never on the world wide web. This is the strangest thing that has confused me since last week.

Monkey has been reigning the most popular blogs for several months and it's hard to oust him from that sweet spot. I've never attempted to be in his seat though, haha! The closest I got was No. 2. A few weeks back, I didn't see him at the No. 1 spot of the Popular Blogs. His ads were disabled. This prompted me to send a message to my friend Polly of Random Ramblings and asked her if she has noticed but she told me that he might be on a holiday. When he was back on the popular blog (not at the top spot though), I thought Polly was right.
But after a couple of days of attempting to drop cards on his blogs, they were all deleted! I always get the following message: "Sorry, the blog at has been removed." I was shocked to know the reasons behind all these hullabaloo when I've read the post of Turnip of Turnip of Power. Much to my dismay, Monkey has been allegedly stealing nearly 100% of his posts from author Charlie Hatton. Turnip did a very great job in digging and gathering all his facts.
Has Monkey been a fraud all these time? Have we been the biggest fool? According to Joel of Big Boys Have Toys Too, EntreCard was the biggest fool of all! They have been regulating the system deleting blogs that weren't able to pass their updated standards and here comes Monkey at the top, his allegedly fraudulent acts escaping from EntreCard's strict scrutiny. Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! What a big slap in the face!
I would love to hear Monkey's side of the story. I hope he would elaborate further. I think we all deserve an explanation.
The strangest point to ponder on is this: If Monkey is taking his blogs on the backseat and realized that EntreCard is not for him anymore, why is there a need to delete all his blogs from Google?
Well, we could all speculate on this on-going brouhaha. I won't be casting a stone to anyone. But one thing is for sure. Plagiarism is no place in the cyberworld and no one can ever escape from it.
The truth shall always prevail.

Please Help Me Choose

A big portion of the money I saved from work went to the renovation of our own home. I always want to see the money go to something concrete. Even before my father died, he was a living witness on how I spend my money on renovations, repainting of our own home and the purchase of home appliances. The cost sometimes would make my head spinning. Before making a go for the built, we would let the carpenters do a rough estimate of the expenses and of course talk about the pay for their labor. From experience, the rough estimate would always double the actual expenses. When they declare it will only be a hundred bucks, for sure it will be two hundred or more. That's one of the pocket pains one has to go through when undergoing construction or renovation of an infrastructure.
When we had our window made out of glass about two years ago, I have always wanted to purchase Blinds that would match its elegance and style. Since the window is made of glass, I wanted to have full control of the lights glaring in our living room. Not only that, if I want privacy, I can always pull the blinds down or up if I wanted light coming in our home.
I would love to choose from wood blinds, Durawood blinds, trilogy blinds and metal blinds. I want to ask your opinions. From which among them would perfectly match our window? I need your brilliant suggestions. I believe this will be a very good investment yet again for our home.

I Am A Blogger!

For those of you who have been frequenting my blogs, you must be aware by now that I am so much passionate about blogging. It has become an addiction and eventhough I am quite busy with work which is on a 8-5 basis and preoccupied with a lot of other stuffs, I always find time to blog, or if not to blog, doing my usual daily routine such as replying on comments, reading and commenting on blogger's posts that are of interest to me, and dropping cards to more than a thousand blogs everyday... without fail.
My blogs are my babies. It never really came to mind that I would take blogging seriously to the point of contemplating on giving up my own job. I became really, really serious with blogging when I got my own domains April of this year. When I mean serious, it means I keep it updated at least once a week.
Though most of the things you read here is all about me, myself and I, I still would want to make the most out of your time by coming up with articles that are thought of. Everytime I make a post, I don't write them just for the sake of posting. And it's never for the sole reason that I need to write because I have an audience. It's all for the love of writing and expressing myself well through this medium.
If not too busy at work, I even draft those that comes to mind in random. But because of time constraints, I admit that quality articles is sometimes unattainable. People have always been talking about quality and content being king. But to me, it is subjective. If you think this blog is low in quality and I am just wasting your time, you can opt to never come back. But still, there is always room for improvement. I always want to improve as a person, as a blogger. I never cease in learning because it's the thing that I crave. I have learnt quite a lot from other people's points of view and the learning doesn't stop there.
The gift of friendship that I've shared with many of you here in the cyberworld has kept me motivated to try harder and improve. And because I've learned so much by being a blogger, I am sporting this shirt to shout to the world that I'm proud to be a blogger. This shirt was created and designed by the artistic hands of a very good blogger friend, Rosilie of Rosilie: My Blog, whom I had the privilege of meeting in the flesh during the 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit.

What about you? Are you proud to be a blogger?

I Need To Take Care of My Skin or Else...

I have been lacking sleep for the past couple of months. Blame blogging for that, hahaha! I think my skin is getting dry and ugly because of sleep deprivation. I have noticed that some creases and lines in my face are getting evident making me look a little older than my age. What a sad reality, huh!
My mother beats me when it comes to beauty care routines. She is a little vain. She can not go out of the house without putting on her sun block and she can not also go to bed without forgetting to apply her precious wrinkle cream. She has always been encouraging me to purchase one from She got encouraged by all the testimonies she heard from users. She tried it and so glad it worked for her! The cream was able to meet her specific need and she's very happy it worked to her advantage.
I wish I am like my mother who looks very young than her real age. Many can still be fooled by her real age. For those who doesn't know us and meet us only for the first time would always mistake her as my elder sister. I think all her efforts of taking good care of her skin is paying off, don't you think so?
I better start pampering my skin now, too. I will begin by getting a full eight hours sleep every night ;-)


Awards! Awards! And More Awards!

Awards from blogger friends really makes my day. It makes blogging sweeter and sweeter. Not only am I being rewarded for the time and effort being spent online but my relationship with fellow bloggers are being nourished with a simple gesture of remembering me by becoming the recipient of such beautiful awards.

I am forever grateful to the awards thrown my way by the following fabulous bloggers:
Three blogger friends have actually awarded me this amazing bling. Joy of JoyOz Journal and Designs. Mommy Ruby of Pinay Mommy Online and Polly of Random Ramblings for this wonderful UBER AMAZING BLOG AWARD .

Joy was quoted as saying to the award's recipients, which included me:


Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a Blog award given to sites who:

  • inspires you
  • makes you smile and laugh or maybe gives amazing information
  • a great read
  • has an amazing design
  • and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing

The rules of this award are:

  1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
  2. Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing!
  3. Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
  4. Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

The following bloggers deserve the Uber Amazing Award:

  1. Windmill of Windmill on the Hill- inspires me, makes me smile and laugh, great read.
  2. Uncle Che of AZ Blogging- inspires me, makes me smile and laugh, great read and more!
  3. Ally of In the Eyes of the Beholder- inspires me, makes me smile and laugh, great read and because she is my pretty cousin, hehehe!
  4. Mystique of As I Live, Laugh and Love- inspires me, makes me smile and laugh, great read and because she is my pretty cousin too, hehehe!
  5. Twerlyn of Twerlermz Blog- inspires me, makes me smile and laugh, great read and because she is the only longest running friend I have here in the blogosphere.
The first blogger who expressed that my blog, Our Journey to Forever, is her favorite is Pauline of Life is Like a Wheel. Thanks Dear! Polly again of Random Ramblings also made me one of her favorites! Isn't that amazing? Thanks so much my dear friend! Polly is one of the few great friends I have from EntreCard. She is a masterdropper and no one can ever beat her from the No. 1 spot at the Mixed Bag category. I have always appreciated her gesture of always keeping in touch with me and for all the help she has been giving me, sharing so much information that she could get and she also went to the trouble of scanning some magazine clippings for me to be able to use for my fashion blog.

And the following are my own list of favorites:
  1. Bonoriau of The Spirit of Blogging
  2. Mariuca of Wishing on a Falling Star
  3. Beth of A Woman Under God's Grace
  4. Wendy of From the Eyes of My Heart
  5. Twinks of Twinkletoe Writing Space
  6. Elaine of Pink Hues
  7. Jennie of Marriage and Beyond
  8. Recel of My Written Expressions
  9. Tricia of Proud Mommy
  10. Nancy of Just The Way It Is
  11. Babette of Babette's Definitely Maybe!

The Lemonade Award from four of my favorite bloggers, Elaine of Random Chronicles, Windmill of Windmill on the Hill, Liza of A Simple Life and Lola of Lola's Diner lit my face up one more time. Elaine is one of the first few blogger friends I have when I was just a novice in the cyberworld. I am not saying I am noi longer a novice because there's still a helluva lot of things to learn about blogging. She is a very friendly gal and so articulate. I'm one of those lucky few who was able to share the gift of friendship with her. Windmill on the other hand is a fave blogger whose entries are so full of life and humor. He always plaster a smile on my face. He calls me LAINY BELLE, isn't it cute? When he gave up his other blog before, I was prompted to write THIS. You can just imagine how happy I was when he decided to revive that blog but gave it up again for the second time, sigh! Good thing he has this one blog now which he constantly updates and with a CANDY BAR for me too, hehehe!

If you haven't gone by their blogs, it wouldn't hurt to try and see what I mean ;-)

The Rules of this award:
  1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
  2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude
  3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
  4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
I especially selected the following special people to be the recipient of such "prestigious" award, in no particular order:
  1. IVY of Designer's Chic
  2. Honey of Honey's In Love
  3. Lynn of My So Called Life
  4. Reyapot of Fragments of Thoughts: A Piece of Life
  5. Darlene of Mommy's Gibble Gabbles
  6. Rosemarie of Celebrate Life
  7. Polly of Random Ramblings
  8. Anne of Bisdak Footprints
  9. Joy of Everyday Life and Reflections
  10. Noela of My Blog Says
GvenRose and Lynn for the FRIENDSHIP OFFERING:

I would love to share this friendship award to the following special friends:
  1. Riel of This is So Me
  2. Bregie of Briggs Time for Escapades
  3. Lollii of My Kawaii Life
  4. Rosilie of Rosilie: My Blog
  5. Arlene of Joys in Life

Joy also awarded me too many beautiful blings and I only got the time to post them now. I sincerely apologize for I overlooked the bookmarking of the exact post. I hope it's never too late to post them now:

Passing these on to the following:

  1. Race of My Crossroads
  2. Shawie of A Grateful Heart


I Remember When... (Week #6)

I remember when… I had my first boyfriend”. Did you hold hands? Go on ‘dates’? Or just hang around together with the crowd? Whatever your memories are related to your first boyfriend, share them!

I have previously made an entry out of this topic a couple of months back. I have entirely forgotten the feelings I've had for him but for the sake of participating in this week's topic, I will try to recollect the moments with my first boyfriend.

Being the idealistic person that I was back then, I wanted my first boyfriend to be the last, if you know what I mean. I had him for a BF when I was 21 years old, he was my very first boyfriend! We have been boyfriends and girlfriends for quite sometime before my family knew about it. We kept it for ourselves until such time I was ready to disclose what we have. He converted into our church and I am so glad that up to now, he is still very active at church eventhough we separated ways years before.
I tried to hold on to the relationship which lasted for almost 3 years. He lavished me with so much love, not to mention the sumptuous foods that he prepares for me and my family. But since I am a beautiful girlfriend (haha!), he would always get jealous over petty and trivial things. He would always start the fight and he even deprived me from communicating with friends when he got my cellphone for 3 days!
Know more of this at this post: LOVE AT ITS WORST.



Mighty G's Birthday Gift

On October 28, the night before my birthday, an offline private message from my pretty friend IVY made me very happy. I was a little busy then that I was only able to digest the impact of her message the day after my birthday. She said that this blog's Page Rank climbed up to 3 from PR 2. I didn't know Google had recently updated. I have been expecting a slap from Mighty Google. I was even expecting the worst, a PR 0 for doing paid reviews on this blog.
I am very happy for this development. May it be noted though that I am not a sucker for Page Ranks. I've started with nothing and the burning passion for what I love to do has remained unfaltered. The Page Ranks and traffics may say different things but as what Uncle Che of AZ Blogging have mentioned which I so conform in agreement:

"What they can't really estimate is the emotional attachment you have to your blog...which should be worth at least a million dollars..."

I still haven't reaped the PR raise because I have been sleeping like a baby for a couple of nights now. I hit the sack as early as 9PM and I can't find the time to chase and write that much opportunities. Though I believe I need to savor the moment while it lasts. Who knows? Tomorrow, it might be back to PR zero yet again, but who cares? I will still be here blogging, PR or no PR.
Nevertheless. mighty Google's been very good to me. Thank you for the birthday gift!


I Am A Basketball Fanatic!

It’s funny to think how a mere basketball game could immensely affect my emotions. True, I love watching basketball games may it be NBA, PBA, UAAP, or NCAA. The game is doubly exciting especially so when my fave team is on the run. You can just imagine how happy I am when my team wins. It’s like I wanna throw out a real big party. And how heart breaking it is when they lose. I always see to it that I keep myself updated with my own favorite team -- their standings, schedule of games, stats, etc. I admit that it’s the only show I prefer to watch if you would let me choose one though I am also trying to enjoy watching other shows apart from watching basketball.


You could say I am a fanatic, a proud Ginebra fan at that, hehe. I still could recall, I was in college when I have erratic heartbeats whenever I watch their games without a single miss! You could attribute it to my having a big admiration to their once-small-forward player Vince Hizon, who is now happily married, poor me, hehe! Well, the feeling’s long gone as well as the man. He’s no longer part of my all-time favorite team but still, I am one of the million Ginebra fans who keeps cheering and egging them on to always keep that NEVER-SAY-DIE SPIRIT.

New players came and continued to live up to the fans’ expectations. The ball is round. They could win the championship or they could not. But still, I am hoping they have the win every game because it’s one of the things that makes me happy. Good thing they won the Championship last conference for the Fiesta Cup. I won’t mind if you think I'm too shallow. It’s always a good feeling to be true to one’s own self. And because I so love basketball, any sports gifts for my birthday will be very much appreciated ;-)
Below are some of the photos with the Ginebra players when we watched them rehearse at the City's gymnasium last year:
With JJ "The Fast" Helterbrand

With Ronald "Fearless" Tubid

With Billy Mamaril