Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sadness, Hope and Joy in my Son's Eyes

Ben 10 characters toy collection
Where is Canonbolt?!

My 3-year old son, Brent, is already learning how to pick up his toys, keep it away and organize his things. Thus, we do not have much stress finding his stuffs, for he knows where he left it.

I come to witness his sadness when his favorite Canonbolt toy, a Ben10 character, got lost. He is so fond of Ben 10 Figure Toys. For three days, everyone kept looking for Canonbolt. We all thought that it was left in his Ninong's van or got lost when he took it outside.

He would bring and take Canonbolt anywhere- from taking a bath and from going to school but he keeps it in his bag when school is about to start. He would carry it when we go out in the mall, in the grocery and even in our in-laws and grandma's house. I did not realize that there is so much attachment and security that he was deeply saddened by the lost.

Last night, he still kept on searching for his toy, removing all the toys in their toy drawer and looking in his bags. Yet, there was no sign of Canonbolt. He eases this sadness by asking to watch Ben10 videos on YouTube. He felt better but still, I can feel the longing in his eyes.

He is full of hope that he would find Canonbolt. I am thankful this morning when his yaya found it just beneath the PC table in the living room! No one bothered to look here since that table was just recently moved, but it was there!

Upon waking up, my son was filled with joy when he saw his favorite toy! His eyes lit up, his smile is all-over and he kept on holding on to Canonbolt! He might have believed that Canonbolt is just here and he knows that we are going to find it again. For him, it was just a mere game of hide-and-seek.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Huntkey 80 Master PSU Arrived Today

Huntkey PSU
My Huntkey 80 Master 700W PSU (power supply unit) is delivered right in our doorsteps this morning! This is my prize for winning the online raffle-survey contest that I recently joined at Huntkey Philippines.

Huntkey sales-agent informed me that I got the top prize while the other 5 winners will get a different PSU unit. First prize or not, what is more important is that I got lucky and got a chance to win at this raffle contest!
It feels so great! Well, actually when I received the email from Mr. Alvin Chua, Huntkey Event Manager, my husband has been more excited to receive this so he can repair the other PC we have at home. The timing is just perfect.

The 80 Master series power supply is 85% efficient and certified by the 80plus organization. This includes two (300W/400W) or four (550W/600W) + 12V rails that delivers more safer and reliable output to the systems components.

huntkey PSU
Get to Know Huntkey

Huntkey Enterprise Group founded in 1992, is a professional provider specialized in the development, design, manufacturing and marketing of power suppliers. They have wide variety of products that includes power supplies, power systems, computer cases, universal notebook adapters, etc.

Huntkey PSU are very competitive in price because it produces transformers on its own and integrates resources from upstream suppliers. With Huntkey, money is not all that you can save! Huntkey is a certified "Energy Star" partner, spending all its efforts in manufacturing products in the direction of "Green and Energy-saving".

It is becoming one of the top 5 power supply providers in the world. In fact, Lenovo and Dell adopt huntkey as its regular power component.

Thank you Huntkey Philippines!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Fashionista Recessionista Event: Belle De Jour Rendezvous

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After speculating on where to spend my day, I've decided to attend the Belle de Jour Recessionista Rendezvous at The Ramp Glorietta 4.
I ditch out the Yahoo! Philippines Purple Hunt Finale because I really don't have enough energy for that event.

Sixty lucky girls got the chance to attend this event. Since it's my first BDJ event, I have no idea what the human bingo game is all about. Upon registering, the other attendees swarmed by and ask me to sign their sheets and they'll sign mine too. Very interesting!

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OK! Magazine Editor-in-Chie
f Frances Amper-Sales, shares her knowledge on blogging, earning money online through advertising and online selling, pay to blog sites. I agree, you can learn extra in those fun yet rewarding online sidelines!

Selecta Foods' Brand Manager Jennifer Madrid's talk is really inspiring. She speaks highly of “Creating Your Unique Value at Work"; on knowing what your best at and owning it. Truly commendable.

Freelance stylist Dona Cuna-Pita, shares how to look good even on a tight budget. Her funny antics make everyone in the room laugh, yet learn at the same time. She shares i
deas on DIY clothing, and swapping with friends. It's either you scrimp or splurge; but you can look the part even in the recession!

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Another good thing about this event is the goodies and prizes. Everyone wins a raffle prize! I won a GC for Hair Protein treatment from Azta Salon and a CMG hand mirror for answering a question. Coincidentally, my seatmates Rowena and Ria, also won the same Azta Salon GC! I brought home these goodies from Flojos, Havaianas, Jellybean, Penshoppe, Azta Salon, Garnier, White Hat, Heaven and Eggs and Iora.

Again, I failed to bring my camera. I have to settle with my camera phone and grabbed some pictures from Ria, my seatmate. Thanks for the pictures.

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For someone who loves Belle de Jour but doesn't own a Belle de Jour planner, being part of this event is worth an experience. The tips and the people you meet makes this day an enjoyable one. The Belle De Jour Rendezvous is truly fabulous, enlightening and fun all throughout!

Is my decision to attend this worth it? Definitely!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Between Chances and Events

I take chances and I am always present to all life's opportunities!

Yesterday, I embraced and seized two opportunities; but today, I let these pass.

I prepared and hoped for luck, but it seems that luck is not enough. I woke up feeling a slight headache and my colds won't stop. This is not good even though I know that I have a good chance of making it if I am not sneezing and my eyes are not watery. I will never push myself into something that could make my condition worse. I might have missed this chance still, I have no regrets. I know and keep on believing that there'll be more opportunities to come and to create.

Now, I am praying for betterment and taking care of myself with much rest that I can manage. Tomorrow would be another day to look forward to and later on, I would choose on what event I would be attending. Would I choose to be in a huge event at the Fort or attend the small affair at Glorietta?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Make Life Easy with iVillage

I am fond of looking at every wonderfully prepared dish and when I realize that this comes with easy-to-follow recipes, I begin to be inspired. This is one thing that makes life simple yet better.

I am just amazed at how these videos from iVillage can make living less stressful. You Can See More Life Made Easy Videos Here. Working mom and Top Chef contestant Ariane Duarte is featured in several videos, where she shares her great food ideas and tips. The videos are sponsored by Walmart, which makes it better since you won't have a hard time trying to figure out where the item would be purchased.

The meals are affordable, easy to prepare and presentable all at the same time. I am also interested at the inexpensive recipes for T-bone steak, the Vanilla Ice Cream Cake and the Summer Fruit Shortcake. Definitely, even a mom who doesn't know how to cook and prepare a meal will now try to learn preparing a delicious food for her family. Hmmmm, this sounds just like me.

Aside from this, even the craft oriented videos and gift ideas at iVillage sounds more enjoyable too. Visiting iVillage is truly worth my time. There's a plethora of topics and information on women's health, wellness, and beauty. It's a site where I can learn, explore and experience.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 22: An Extraordinary Event to Remember

solar eclipse july 22On this day, a Total Solar Eclipse will occur. It will be starting in India, moving through Nepal, Bangladesh, China, and the southern end of Japan, and will end in the South Pacific. This would be completely visible in India and China at 5:29 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. This is the longest solar eclipse of the 21st century that would last for 6 minutes 39 seconds.

Here in the Philippines, we would be witnessing only a partial solar eclipse. According to PAGASA, the eclipse can be viewed in Metro Manila from 8:32 a.m. to 11:01 a.m; with its peak at 9:43 a.m.

A spectacular event like this would increase people's curiosity and excitement. Thus, everyone should really take precaution and use proper equipment if they want to witness the moon as it partially covers the sun. Viewing the eclipse without proper gear can damage the eyes. The
safest method to view the eclipse is by indirect viewing like projecting the image with a pinhole camera.

Word of Precaution: Do not look directly at the sun!

You can check out NASA's interactive map to view the path of the eclipse and detailed information about this event. Here are also some websites where you can watch the live broadcast of the eclipse:

1. Live Eclipse
2. Exploratorium
3. SEMS-Sun,Earth,Moon System

Saturday, July 18, 2009

SpongeBob Sponge Bash

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It's SpongeBob Squarepants 10th year anniversary!

It would be an "Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash Weekend" from July 17-19, as SpongeBob fans will enjoy new episodes including the top-10 most voted shows of the viewers.

Ever since SpongeBob debut last July 1999 on children's TV network, Nickelodeon, he has captured the hearts of many kids, parents and even U.S. President Barack Obama and actor Johnny Depp. This is really a show that parents like to watch with their kids. Every episode is filled with friendship, hard work, and loyalty; as well as silly scenes and humor that appeal to the viewers.

He lives in a pineapple under the sea in the town of Bikini Bottom together with bestfriend Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Sandy Cheeks, Mr. Krabs, Gary the Snail and a lot more. SpongeBob is truly a worldwide icon with millions of fans in the world.

I too was captured by his innocence and naivety. I love his yellow smiley face and the fact that he his jolly and optimistic. The show, even with its ironic situations and messages for the mature audiences is really worth watching.

SpongeBob is one of the shows that my kids enjoy watching and one of their favorite character as well. In fact, SpongeBob was the party theme of my son when he celebrated his first birthday 2 years ago.

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Armani Exchange Denim Sale

Great news for jeans lover and sale enthusiasts! Armani Exchange is having a denim sale for both men and women’s line! This New Premium Denim starts at $98. Amazing! This is definitely a huge steal considering the great quality of this top brand. It’s time to wear fashionable premium denim at a lesser price.

I love to wear jeans and I love their selections for women. Here are my top choices that I know would perfectly fit my body shape and would look good on me:

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A|X Pocket Boot Cut. This is a dark wash jeans has a bright color on the pocket embroidery with A|X logo detail. Dark jeans are classic and I can wear this with almost any kind of tops.

Potassium Straight Leg. This is a classic low rise straight leg jeans. Wearing this jeans would make me look sexy and flattering at the same time.

Embroidered Skinny Flare Fit. This jeans gives a sexy fit through the waist and leg, then flares slightly near the bottom. I love this jean for it creates a long lean line that would give me a flattering fit. The embroidered pocket detail is perfect.

Aside from the denim sale, they also have these promotions:

1. Purchase a full price pair of denim from Armani Exchange, in store or online, between July 7, 2009 to July 19, 2009, to receive a gift card of $20 off on your next purchase of $100 or more. This valid from July 30, 2009 through August 15, 2009.

2. Join the “Text AX contest” SMS campaign. All you have to do is text A|X to win a pair of denim every day for the month of July. Just text the keyword “DENIM2″ to ARMANI (276264).

Armani Exchange is inspired by street-chic culture, fashionable dance music and everything that signifies freedom and personal style. Check out the jeans selections at Armani Exchange and this is one thing that you can’t really resist.

Friday, July 17, 2009

I Choose to Remember

“May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best forgotten” ~ Irish Blessings quotes

A woman remembers only the best things in life.

I choose what I share and what I write. I write and blog moments that I want to cherish. I keep track of experiences that give meaning to my life. I only choose to remember life lessons and situations that make life worth living. My joys and successes are more important than my pains and sorrows.

As much as possible I renounce writing about frustrations, disappointments, hateful words and problems. The world is made up of all these, and I don't want to surround myself with these negativities. When others can easily write about the traffic, complain about the poor service they get; the people they loathe or politicians they hate, find fault in someone else and the countless energy draining circumstances; I choose not to. However, I will never allow a bad experience or a dissatisfaction to pass, instead I'll work on it in a different manner.

Yes, I whine, got angry, feel disappointed; I suffer, I feel bad, etc. etc. I had experienced and will continue to feel all these from time to time. Yet I learned how to view everything in a different angle. Between a painful situation and the lessons gained from that experience, I would always choose to remember and share the later.

Life is not perfect and it is not always fair. This I accept. Everything is just a matter of acceptance, of learning and growing. Maybe by choosing not to dwell on the negative side of life, my perception changes and I become more optimistic... and I can always say that life and living is truly wonderful.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Woman's Stint for MomWorks

momworksI am an extra in the world of politics and showbiz!

July 3. After attending Imelda Marcos 80th birthday celebration the night before, I spent the next day at Rustan's Makati for MomWorks shoot. It's my turn to shine even if I am not a really a celebrity.

I came sleepy, unprepared and even without spare batteries for my digital camera. Good enough, one of their staff took these pictures using her cellphone camera. This is better than nothing.

Two other moms made this shoot fun and enjoyable. We had our hair and makeup in the morning; choose and fit the clothes afterwards. Rustan's personal shopper and stylist Rima Ostwani shared tips and talks about the clothes that we wear. It's a wonderful experience getting to wear those clothes that I could not really afford. I don't know if I look good on TV or did well while modeling those clothes.

momworksThis shoot is for MomWorks Dress for Success segment. This will be aired on Lifestyle Network Skycable Channel 52 on June 15, 8:30 p.m. with replays on July 16, 3:30pm; July 18, 10:30am and July 19, 11:30pm.

Update: This will be shown next week July 22, 8:30 p.m.

MomWorks is a 30-minute show hosted by celebrity mom Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan. The show focuses on the struggles and triumphs of the woman as a wife, a mother and career woman. It'
s a one-stop resource show for that inspires every mom.

This is another experience worth remembering.

Monday, July 13, 2009

I Made a Sale Today

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
~Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s Monday, I sold an item and it feels great!

Two weeks ago I decided to post a “For Sale” advertisement in a forum and sell 2 gift certificates. I still have lots of gift certificates with me and I realized that I don't need these gift certificates anymore. I received messages and inquiries, a few made reservations; and today, I made a sale! It's not a huge amount, but this had been a good way to start my week.

I am not really born to be a seller. I would rather buy an item than sell it. I would rather design and conceptualize an advertisement than make a sales talk.

My selling know-how was limited only to the times when my siblings and I assisted my mom in selling items at bazaars (years ago). It is my business-minded mom who has the flair in the world of buy and sell; whether it is selling cars, real estate properties, clothes, and a lot more.

Though, I also had my share of story being a seller myself. Months before I started working at Summit Media, I opened an online store at Multiply selling clothes and a few accessories. It was my sister who had influenced me to sell items online. I was enjoying those days when clients made inquiries and purchase items from me. I had clients all over the Philippines and one client who was from Qatar. I was so thankful for those months that I made money at home, as much as I appreciate all the buyers who trusted me. It was only after being busy working at Summit Media that I could no longer handle my online shop.

Today, I feel good because again I've done something I'm not really good at!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

More Awards and Tags

I appreciate every blog awards that I've received from my fellow bloggers. Now, I am posting and sharing the tag and the awards that I received a week ago.

Thanks to Rochelle of Femme Power for the One Word Tag and the Over the Top Award and to David of Basic Bloganomics also for the One Word Tag and the Spread The Love Award.

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One Word Tag

Here’s how it works: Use only one word! It’s not as easy as you might think. Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It’s really hard to use only one-word answers.

1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your hair? colored
3. Your mother? powerful
4. Your father? smokes
5. Your favorite food? chocolates
6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your favorite drink? water
8. Your dream/goal? travel
9. What room are you in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? blogging
11. Your fear? loss
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren’t? harsh
15. Muffins? corn
16. Wish list item? house
17. Where did you grow up? Manila
18. Last thing you did? eat
19. What are you wearing? T-shirt
20. Your TV? on
21. Your pets? none
22. Friends? many!
23. Your life? beautiful
24. Your mood? grateful
25. Missing someone? grandpa
26. Car? parents
27. Something you’re not wearing? makeup
28. Your favorite store? SM
29. Your favorite color? red
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? months
32. Your best friend? hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? mall
34. One person who emails me regularly? client
35. Favorite place to eat? Sbarro

I am sharing both awards and tag with my fellow bloggers :

Blog Appetite
It's a woman's world!
Mom from Manila
The Power of Housewife Word of Mouth
The Life of a Breadwinner
Everything Nice!
Grampy and You
Sale, Promos, Events
BitterSweet Life
It's not always about me...

Award Rules:
1. Copy the badge and put it on your blog.
2. Link back the person who passed you this award.
3. Spread the love to at least 10 or more bloggers.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Roller Skating Babies on Video

Have you seen the video of these babies?

I am giggling while I watching these adorable babies break dancing while on their roller skates. This is a commercial video advertisement of a high-priced French bottled water, Evian.

This video already has 3 million views and is becoming another sensation in YouTube. A lot of people are amazed as these babies groove to “Rapper’s Delight” by hip-hop producer Dan the Automater.

Yes the video is computer-generated. Ludo Fealy of the Motion Picture Company and his team in London filmed a skater doing the moves and programmed this to replicate the babies’ body. This is Evian’s Live Young advertising campaign.

Babies works like charm even if they are in bizarre situations. I love their facial expressions that are captured well in the video. Somehow it’s weird and creepy when they leap over park fences and railings and these babies are not wearing their safety gears!

I couldn’t resist watching this video even if it doesn’t make me thirst for Evian. I wonder if this viral video will boost Evian's sales.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

First Payment From Adgitize

Adgitize Payment
I just received my first Adgitize payment through Paypal!

After trying out Adgitize as a Publisher for a couple of weeks; I decided to invest and become an Advertiser because
the system works for me and there's a lot of good feedback other Advertisers too. I've started being an Advertiser last June 16; and it was really great to receive my first payment.

Being an Advertiser really gives me more earnings!

There were already 102 Advertisers when I joined and now it has grown to 126 already. I am now getting 380-400 points everyday ($0.52-$0.75); 300 points if I don't post an article or click ads on the network.

Adgitize is indeed one of the best advertising deals on the Internet. Though this is not a huge make money online program; yet it's great to earn and receive traffic at the same time.

Adgitize - Get World Class Advertising on a Bloggers Budget

Adgitize is a system that helps bloggers to advertise for a small fee and increase the amount of traffic on their blogs.

You can participate as an Advertiser, Publisher and Affiliate.
Advertising cost only $14 for one month and your ad will run throughout the entire network.

Adgitize has a point system that gives you credit for posting and clicking ads on the network. It is very easy to earn more 300-400 points each day. You get points everyday for:

1. Blog post. Get 100 points for writing a quality article in your blog. Though, you only get 100 points even if you posted 2 blog articles everyday.
2. Ad views and page views. You can show up to 10 ads on your site.
3. Ads Click. Earn points from the number of ads you click. Click 100 ads in the network for 100 points; but if you are an Advertiser you only have to click 51 ads to get 100 points.
4. Advertiser bonus. Get 100 points for being an advertiser.

You can also earn being an Affiliate. Earn $5 commission and $1 monthly if they continue to advertise on the network.

Minimum payout is $10 via Paypal and you will get paid every month.

Adgitize your web site.

Monetize and advertise your blog at Adgitize. Join now and you have nothing to lose.

Time and Date Consecutive Sequences

While I was tutoring my daughter with her Math assignment on "What's comes next in the series?", I remembered this very interesting fact.

On July 8, 2009 and the time is 5 minutes and 6 seconds after 4:00 am; the numbers are aligned -

04:05:06 07/08/09

Another sequence is bound to happen 13 months from now; and that will be on August 9, 2010 -

05:06:07 08/09/10

Do these numbers have a meaning? Well, I have no idea if this is a lucky day. Better to consult a numerologist.

But this is true only for countries who are using the International standard notation and the Philippines follows this. Europe has a different date notation with, month/day/year rather than day/month/year.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Magazines Surrounds This Woman’s Life

A month won't pass without my kids or family members getting an appearance in different magazines. Initially all these bring much excitement, even if it seems that I had been accustomed to seeing them in magazines. Sometimes, the excitement of joining magazine contest is also slowly fading away. But then, this is part of my life and small minute of joys that this brings is also worth remembering. I am cherishing this for I know that when my kids grow up, I will take a look at each pages once more and reminisce their childhood.

magazine appearancesMy Multiply site have been a haven of compilations of all my kid's appearances in magazines. Compiling every pages and posting it in my site; though sometimes I missed posting one or two magazine appearances.

This is me while working at the Information Systems department of Summit Media, the Philippine's leading magazine publisher; well-known for FHM magazine, Cosmopolitan, Smart Parenting, Top Gear, Real Living, Good Housekeeping, Disney Princess, Kzone and a lot more.

work Summit MediaThese pictures were taken 3 months ago when my hair is still long and black. This is before I receive my makeover in another magazine publication.

Now, my-so-called Impostor knows where.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Set of Awards for A Woman Remembers

Starting my Monday sharing and passing these awards I received last week.

Thank you to Ianne of Pink Notes Diary for the Elite Blog Artist Award. I also got her I Love This Blog tag, an award exclusively created and given by Ianne.
I love this blog award
Thank you to Golden of One Proud Mom, One Proud Wife for passing 5 awards, though I've only grabbed 3 awards since I've already the twin awards from another blogger a week ago.

Now here are the recipients of my blog awards. Check out and visit each blogs below.

The Elite Blog Artist Award is given to a blogger with a superb artist
ic layout and written content. I'm passing this awards to these bloggers:

elite blog artist awardSimply Being Mommy
I Love Hate America

Femme Power
Basic Bloganomics
Fragments of Thoughts... A Piece of Life

Here are the recipients of my The Adorable Blog Award, Uplifting Blogger Award and Friendly Blogger Award:

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Mother No's Best
Pink Notes Diary
Mom's Place
Larla's World

From this side

Subjective Soup
Moments...Events... Places...and More...

There are no rules for the Uplifting Blogger and Friendly Blogger awards. Here are the rules for the Adorable Blog Award:

1. Include the award logo in your blog or post.
2. Nominate as many blogs which you like.
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.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award

I still have a tag and an award that I'll be sharing and passing within these week.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Imelda Marcos 80th Birthday Celebration

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My sisters and I got the opportunity to attend the lavish and glitzy 80th birthday party of former first lady, Madame Imelda Marcos at the grand ballroom of Hotel Sofitel yesterday July 2. The event was truly Imel-riffic!

My little sister Jalysa, including 7 other kids welcomed Mrs. Marcos in the lobby area, gave her flowers and lead her in the grand ballroom. Jalysa was really lucky enough to personally greet and kiss her on the cheeks. She handed Mrs. Marcos her small handmade card and she was filled with much glee when Mrs. Marcos said, “Ohhh, I got a card!”

We were at the reserved table provided by the event coordinator; at the left side nearest the stage. We watched video clips and presentations that highlight the life and times of Mrs. Marcos. We glimpse at the gorgeous Dewi Sukarno, the former First Lady of Indonesia. We were filled with amazement looking as how she was surrounded by her friends, well-wishers, news reporters, and photographers.

Our eyes were glued as she walked on stage accompanied by her grandsons and we attentively listened as she speaks.

We heard as she says that when authorities looked for skeletons in her closet, "they only found shoes". She pleads that she was guilty for "being greediest for the good, true and beautiful" and it did not upset her when Newsweek magazine listed her as one of the greediest people in the world. She says that she is vindicated, with only a hundred cases left. We heared her sincerity as she ask everyone for a minute of silence and say a silent prayer to the ailing former president, Mrs. Cory Aquino. We grasp at the confetti and fireworks after
she blew out the candles of her birthday cake.

There were approximately a thousand guests - ambassadors, diplomats, high profile personalities, businessmen, government and private sector leaders, and supporters.
Definitely, she’s more than a someone who owned a thousand pairs of shoes, dazzling jewelries and Filipiniana inspired gowns.

Yes, we are merely commoners in the multitude of people who attended her event; still it was such a huge privilege being one of the guests and witness her 80th birthday celebration.

A woman will always remember this momentous and once-i
n-a-lifetime event.

Happy Birthday Madame!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Top Entrecard Droppers For June

It's the first day of the month and I am saying my sincerest appreciation for everyone who regularly visits my blog and those who dropped their EC's. Allow me to say thank you also to the people who take time to comment on my blog posts, to my new blog followers and those who add me in their blogroll; and everyone who posted a message in my message box.

Here are my Top 10 EC droppers for the month of June:

The Way I See It (28)
Jean sQuared (26)
Living well (25)
My Ark Full of Worry-Free Thoughts 3.0 (25)
photodito (25)
Brick For Jade (24)
Bulgarian Scrapbook (23)
I Love-Hate America (23)
All about Babies and Kids (23)

Thanks everyone! See you again in my blog!

Little Sister's Search for a Red Gown

It was one tiring yet prolific Tuesday finding that perfect red gown for my little sister. She needs a long gown to wear for an evening affair this coming Thursday, July 2. We spent the afternoon looking for one at Landmark department store; but there aren’t any pretty red gowns to choose from. We hurried off to Divisoria (a place famous for cheap finds) at the exact time when a few shops have already closed. My little sister is big for a 9-year-old, and almost every red gown for girls are too short for her. Mama then decided to have my sister's red gown sewn since ready-made gowns don’t fit her at all.

Just as I was getting excited to attend this affair of a high profile personality, even without something to wear yet; receiving an email for an event this coming Friday makes me more excited and nervous at the same time!

Prom Dresses Made of Duct Tapes

This is really interesting! U.S. high school students get creative and innovative in designing and making their own prom dresses and tux. Their dresses are not made of the common dress materials; theirs are made of duct tapes! This is perhaps the answer to these teenagers search for a one-of-a-kind and best looking dress they can wear to their proms. Crafty prom couples who don’t want to wear ordinary dresses have chosen to do their own. Amazing, isn't it?

duct tape prom dressPhoto Source: Stuck at Prom website

This duct tape dress is part of the 'Stuck at Prom' contest where the winners, including their school will get a chance to win $3,000 scholarship money. It’s an event sponsored by Henkel Corp., the Avon-based maker of Duck brand duct tape. Duct tape dress designs can be viewed at Stuck at Prom website. There's at least 330 entries which was narrowed down to 10 finalist. Online voting is already ongoing and the winners will be announced on July 9.

I’ve checked out these dresses and it all looks so wonderful; I am just wondering if these dresses are comfortable enough to wear and just how many duct tapes they have consumed.