Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Confused Admirer and Hater Lives On

Haters are confused admirers who can’t understand why everybody else likes you. - Paolo Coelho

Claiming my movie premiere prize ticket lead to knowing that someone had complained about me, telling the people who runs the website that I should not win! Such an ill-founded and irrational complain that stems from a someone's resentment which only leads to her embarrasment. Of course, they informed me the name of the person who did that.

Yes, I knew who's behind it. I totally forgot all about her, thinking that her absurdity had ended. But it did not, for a person as desperate as her, won't.


No I will not wonder why she still keeps on pulling me down. I only choose to understand her and her insecurities. There have been so many instances, yet no matter what she tried to do, never did she succeed. She only succeeds when she tries to be just like me.

Yes, I am her inspiration.

It's a free world. She can continue imitating and following everything that I am passionate about; because only by doing that can she feel her happiness. She can always follow suit and pattern her life to mine’s. She can follow my blog followers. She can go on befriending all my friends and share with them her versions of the twisted truth.

Still, no matter how hard she keeps on trying, she can't have the life that I am living. She can never be Me. Fakes will never be better than the real thing. A person who does not have a mind of her own will continue living in her shadow of negativities. A heart full of bitterness can say that she's totally happy, but deep inside, distress is breaking her.

Yes, she is one confused admirer.

Her hatred springs from too much jealousy. She is too envious of the qualities that I possess that she is working too hard to have those qualities herself.

I only wondered what she's fighting for or what she's trying to prove. Her patheticness even leads her to creating an account and live as my Impostor. An imitator who does not have a mind of her own. No wonder, someone had even raised an issue of her plagiarism. I reprieve her.

I am just grateful, I've been able to detach myself from her never-ending paradox of the past. I was able to break free from her hypocrisy and deceitfulness.

The more she wishes my downfall, the more I succeed
The more she hopes for my misfortune, the more I am blessed.

Yes, my Impostor is my admirer and my hater, and I know she will stay as is. Still, I am always welcoming her into my world and here in my blog.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Birthday Kids on Smart Parenting Magazine

Smart Parenting January-February 2010

In a few days from now, my son would turn a year older. Seeing that he's part of Smart Parenting magazine's kiddie greets for February makes me feel really proud. He was first included on SP's kiddie greet when he was 2. My niece, who's also turning four years old, is also part of the magazine's January birthday celebrants.

Smart Parenting January-February 2010

Advance happy birthday to my son, Brent and my niece, Fiona!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Adgitize Site Still Down

Adgitize server is still down. So that is the reason why until now, I am unable to access Adgitize. And no matter how many times I refresh my blog page, the Adgitize advertisements on my blog does not appear.

This announcement was posted in the Adgitize.net forum, which is the only accessible web page:
"Just a notice to those who do not know already, the Adgitize server is currently down. We are looking into the problem now and hoping to have it back online soon. We’re sorry for the inconvenience."

"We will make sure everything is taken care of for points and for the advertisers.  Still trying to get this taken care of, really hoping it's back up soon.  Expected it to be running again by now, very frustrating for us as well."

I hope that this Adgitize server issue will be resolve as soon as possible.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Time To Say "I Love You"

Everyday is a great day to say the words, “I Love You!” or express these words through action. There are also instances wherein this is shown in those little things and gifts we give.

We can always consider giving watches. These make great gifts for the family if there are occasions - like Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries or graduation days, and even if there is none. Giving a watch as a gift is like letting someone knows how much you value him or her. It would also help them realize that time is indeed important.

Everyone deserves to be receive a watch for it is something we get to use everyday. It helps us become aware of our plans for the day and it even serves as a great accessory too. You can't go wrong wearing a watch. You can even wear different ones everyday to make it match your wardrobe. It's a piece worth treasuring.

Checking out the great selection of watches at Bluedial makes me want to buy one or two. There are different styles to choose from and you can even save buying watches for Men and Women. The Bulova chronograph watches are indeed perfect for my husband, and I know that it is something that he wants to have.

Now that Valentine's day is coming, you can consider giving your loved ones a watch that he or she deserves to have.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Year 150 Followers Giveaway

Listing my 100 Moments of 2009 made me even more grateful and inspired to live each day to the best I can. It's feels good knowing that I had been an inspiration to other people to remember their memories for year 2009. I know, year 2010 would be another great year for me, just like the year that was. There's so much to look forward to, exciting moments to experience and lessons to be learned.




New Year brings everyone much hope. I've been wanting to join Lisa of MaterialGirl's New Year giveaway for it's where you have to comment your favorite memory of 2009! And now, I am posting the contest here in my blog.


She's giving away these wonderful prizes:

- Nailene So Natural False Nails in 71046
- Revlon Fantasy Lengths False Lashes in Flirty
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails with Nylon Nail Polish in Stony Creme
- Aerie Fragrance in Carly [Sample]
- Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel [Sample]
- Pantene Pro-V Blonde Expressions Shampoo & Conditioner [Sample]

Everyone can join this New Year giveaway until January 31.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Enjoying These Photo Books, Freebies and Promos

There's really nothing more fascinating than seeing photos in print. Recently, I've created and ordered 2 more 8x8 39 pages photobooks. I took advantage of Artscow's free shipping on orders of $30 or more. My photobook will arrived in 2-3 weeks.

Their whole range of photo products interests me - from prints, photo bags, photo cases, watches, gift ideas, magnets and a lot more.

I didn't miss the free personalized mousepad, photo watch and dog tag that they offer. There are no shipping charges. Now, I can't wait to receive all these!

If you still,want to enjoy this 100% Free Watch offer, all you have to do is Register at Artscow HERE. Visit Artscow's Facebook app and select 6 friends to receive your coupon code.

Aside from their other sale, you can also enjoy these interesting offers:

1. 45% off all Valentine's Day Gift Items
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4. Personalized Pencil Case only $0.99, free shipping

5. 50% Off on Photo Canvahttp://bit.ly/7pBLwTs Prints
2-for-1 on all photo calendars
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CLICK HERE to join Artscow and get to enjoy all these!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

All These Winnings

I am passionate about receiving freebies and joining contests. Oftentimes I get lucky and sometimes I lose. Year 2009 had been my year of incalculable winning moments- online and offline - from gift certificates, movie and concert passes, food items, books, beauty products, shirts and a whole lot more! Glad that my family, relatives and friends had enjoyed every item and gift certificates I had shared with them. The year ended with Skylah getting a Growee giftpack from MomsToday and Brent winning as KB March Calendar Model.


Navi planner FB-FemaleNetwork

 
lipstick from Maybelline Philippines

My luck seem to continue and year 2010 came with a Bang! At the start of this year, I've already won all these - a 10K gift certificate from Jancen, BDJ planners, a Navi Planner, a Ninja Assassin gift pack from Clickthecity, a Maybelline lipstick, and a box of Postres del Cielo's gourmet polvoron.. It's like I'm seeing my name all over!

 
BDJ Planner from Fashionistas By Heart - WMN


 
BDJ Planner from Spot.ph


Postres del Cielo polvoron from Myfoodtrip

I am more happier knowing that more friends and family members have their own share of winning streaks too. Kzone freebies for Brent and my little sister, a planner for hubby, a lipstick for mama, a Cosmo planner, BDJ and lipstick for my sister Liv.


Kzone freebies
For all these and other winning moments to come, I am really grateful. And I hope that the rain will continue to pour.

No More Compromises With Kotex Luxe



With the new Kotex Luxe, there are No More Compromises! It's the first and only ultra thin pads that has Breakthrough Fusion Technology.


Never will I compromise my kid's health and safety, my family's happiness and our rights.

As Kotex launches their new ultra thin Luxe pads, Beautynomics is giving away 15 packs for lucky Philippine readers. Giveaway is until January 23. Join now


When faced with life’s choices, you stick to your guns. Nobody tells you what you can’t do, or what you can’t have. You’re in the driver’s seat and you’re not going to apologize for your choices.
You may go this way or that. Or have it both ways, just because you’re you. It’s not fence-sitting if you get exactly what you want. One thing is for sure, you will settle for no less than perfect.
You are a Kotex Luxe woman, and you never compromise.
Kotex Luxe is the first ultrathin pad that gives you BREAKTHROUGH FUSION TECHNOLOGY combining dryness and softness with just 1 pad. No more compromises!

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Woman Remembers by Liz

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This is a blog feature written by Liz of Bloguardian Hellsite-Overcashed. I truly appreciate the words and her thoughts about me and my blog, A Woman Remembers. Her post made me smile and be grateful of getting to know bloggers like her. Here's my blog post about the Top 100 Moments for 2009, read why this is the best for her. Of course, I can't help but agree with her! 

Thanks so much for your wonderful post, Liz!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Renting Tips and Finding a Great Place to Live

People move for varied reasons such as better living standard, proximity to workplace or school. Renting a home, an apartment, a townhouse or a condo unit is not as simple as 123, oftentimes, it can be a daunting task. You don’t just rent and hope for the best. You have to consider a couple of things should you decide to rent one.

Renting can be beneficial too. You are not compelled to continue staying in the same home or same location. Whether you are looking for a place to stay for a short period or not ready to purchase a house, renting is always a viable option. Here are some important factors you might want to consider:

Search and plan early.

Searching for an apartment can take a lot of your time. You can always take a look at the list of apartments for rent. List your priorities. Be clear about the kind of property you're looking for, where you want to live, what amenities you need to be close to and the budget you have available, and how long you want to rent it for. If you own a car, see if there is a garage space. This will make your hunting easier.

Examine the property.

Spend time to check on the exterior and interiors of the entire property. See if there are damages and what needs to be fixed. Check the conditions of the bathroom, kitchen sinks, cabinets, windows, laundry areas, ceilings, walls and flooring. Always consider water supply, power supply, telephone and Internet connection, and a lot more of the necessary factors. Be sure to ask who will handle the major repairs or incidental damages. Don’t rush inspecting the property you want to rent, be thorough and take the time you need.

Determine your ideal location.

Check the entire neighborhood before renting an apartment. Make a thorough research on the where you are going to live. Consider your public transport means, its proximity to schools, hospitals, markets and other important locations.

Rental costs and payment terms.

Consider your budget and how much you can afford to pay. Ask the landlord/owner about payment dues, payment forms and penalties for late payments. Most will expect you to pay 2 months rent in advance. You may also be asked to pay a security deposit, which is usually a month rent. Make sure you can afford to pay the rent and other bills once you decided to move in.

Don’t forget to ask for a documented agreement, examine your lease in detail and keep every payment receipts.

Plan the big move.

Moving, packing and unpacking can also be stressful. Plan carefully for your big day. The smartest way is to prepare a moving out checklist to keep you organized. Plenty of boxes, tapes and marking materials are a big help.

Know your rights.

Be aware of your rights. If there are problems, better inform the property owner. Always remember your rights to privacy as long as you are paying your rent.

Here in the Philippines you have the option of checking the classified ads section of newspapers, property finder ads, surfing the Internet and going around the neighborhood looking for that "For Rent" sign. If you are in the United States, there are millions of properties across the countries that are available for rent. It is always good to check on reliable sources where you can find the best and most affordable apartments for rent.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Smart Parenting Hot Mama Makeover

Smart Parenting website features my own SP cover for today, January 13! It's for the ongoing Hot Mama Makeover Promo. It's a promo where moms get a chance to be on the cover of Smart Parenting Mag. To those interested in joining the promo, you can upload your photo using the SP cover application to create your very own customized SP cover. Write down your beauty resolution for 2010 in the caption section.

No, I did not win in the promo yet. Still, just getting featured feels like winning too!

Of course, I was even prouder when this was posted in Smartparenting.com's Facebook page. Here's the screenshot of the promo and my own SP Mag Cover with my daughter.

Smart Parenting Hot Mama Makeover Promo
Smart Parenting website

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Smart Parenting Facebook page

Exploring Detroit and San Francisco

How wonderful it is to explore living in these two great cities in the United States! It would truly be an experience travelling a city, which boosts of exciting things to do and places to visit. Moreover, enjoy the benefits of affordable real estate.

First stop, Detroit.

This Motor City of the United States holds more than just cars; the city is vibrant and booming in food, entertainment and culture. The place is rich in culture, which includes the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Opera House, Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Fisher and Fox theatres. It's also a great place for music and there's always musical acts playing at the city’s many venues. It is the hometown of world famous singers like Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Bob Seger, Eminem Of course, I would also love to enjoy an array of delicious dining options.

Detroit has plenty of attractions, from historical landmarks and museums to adventurous amusement and water parks. Visiting Detroit won't be complete without attending the world’s largest jazz festival, the Ford International Jazz Festival. It’s a place where there's something special to see and do for everyone!

Next stop, San Francisco. 

San Francisco is one of the world's top travel destinations and a great place to live! The place is popular international tourist destination I would love to spend the day visiting historical landmarks like the world famous Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Park and Golden Gate Bridge. One should not miss San Francisco's moving landmark, the Cable Cars. I know art lovers would enjoy the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco's best museum, the Exploratorium. Of course, it would be interesting to explore the Ferry Building Marketplace where local artisan food shops and restaurants, and tourists mix with locals.

You'll also get to enjoy endless variety of events and festivals throughout the year. With San Francisco's cool, changeable climate, famous landmarks, history and culture, it is definitely one of the world's most memorable destination.

Life and Living.

Detroit or San Francisco are indeed great places to live. People who are considering settling in these cities need not to worry about finding a place to stay. There are properties and homes for sale in these cities. Check San Francisco homes for sale now to enjoy and experience affordable cost of living.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday Shoot and Nature Love at La Mesa Ecopark

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Spending a day at LaMesa ecopark is like breaking free from city living and the online world. The park, which lies within the La Mesa Watershed, is a great place to commune with nature without actually going out of town. It is built around the watershed that provides water supply to Metro Manila residents. Indeed, Ecopark is a scenic paradise within Quezon City.

LaMesa Ecopark_picnic area
lunch at the picnic area

Upon paying entrance fees, we opted to write an electric powered jeep for free while enjoying the view. The spacious picnic areas are covered by the canopies of tress providing a much-needed shade under the sun. The picnic groves with grilling facilities make it a great place to have a picnic with the family. You can also bring mats and tents if you want.

As my son Brent won in Kidsandbabies contest, one of the contest highlight is the photoshoot for the 12 winners. I had the chance to meet the winning models and their families. Aside from the sponsored photographer, we bought our own camera so we can enjoy our day at Ecopark to the fullest. We took pictures before and after the photoshoot.

Here are some of Brent's photos wearing his hippie costume. These photos are all taken by my sister's fianc├ę.

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LaMesa Ecopark__hippie-costume

There are trails for biking, jogging, and hiking. Kids can enjoy playing in the playground, ride the bikes or the horses. You can also take a swim at the swimming pool or enjoy boating in the lagoon. The Orchidarium, the Shell Flower Terraces and the Petron Fitness Trail are other interesting areas in the park. More sports activities, like zip lining, wall climbing, paintball field, are available outside the park.

LaMesa Ecopark_fitness-trail
fitness trails

It is indeed a wonderful place to unwind, relax, bond with the family and take outdoor pictures. There are even lots of couples taking their pre-nuptial shots around the park.

At La Mesa Ecopark, nature lovers can enjoy the smell of fresh air, the sight of the colorful flowers and feel the aura of serenity. It is a paradise where you can get closer to nature.

LaMesa Ecopark__kidsandbabies
LaMesa Ecopark_shell-terraces

Park entrance fee is Php 50, children 3ft below are Free, QC residents Php 40 and QC students with valid ID Php 20 and QC senior citizens with valid ID are Free.

Anew and Rejuvenate

Anew. Rejuvenate.

These two words totally describes what my skin wants to achieve, what I want to feel and what products I need to really invest on. I love using products that will make my skin soft, smooth and young looking. I am 30, and this year, I'll be turning a year older. I am still on the lookout for the perfect anti-aging product line that would work perfectly on my skin.

Luckily, Earth is sponsoring a contest and she's giving away an Anew Rejuvenate Line. It is composed of the  Revitalizing 2-in-1 Gel Cleanser, Revitalizing Mineral Toner, Revitalizing Cream Day (SPF 25 UVA/UVB), Revitalizing Cream Night, A 24 Hour Eye Cream Day Cream SPF 25/ Nigh Cream and Flash Facial Revitalizing Concentrate. Her interesting review about the 6 products make me want to try them on my skin too. I love the fact that the product line is hypoallergenic and the eye cream is safe for those with sensitive eyes. 

Well, I am keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be lucky to win the Avon's Anew Rejuvenate products given by Earthlingorgeous.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

March Calendar Model



Brent is KidsandBabies calendar model for March 2010. He won in last month's contest together with 12 kids and babies. This is one contest I really enjoyed joining, because joining has been fun and rewarding at the same time. The contest had been fair enough and you get to learn from other moms as well. Another best thing about this is the winners photoshoot at LaMesa Ecopark where I get to meet the winning kids together with their families.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Adgitize Payment Received



Received my 7th payment from Adgitize. Amidst the busy-ness of the previous holiday season, I had managed to create blog posts and click on Adgitize ads, even if I had missed a couple of days.

I am grateful that Adgitize had rolled back its ad prices to the original $14. Yes, I continued being an advertiser when the price increased to $24. Good thing, I was able to receive even more than what I paid for the month of December. Of course, the best thing is, my ad also got extended until mid-January.

Indeed, the easiest way to get traffic to my blog is to advertise on the Adgitize network. Because of this, I will continue being an Adgitize advertiser and a publisher. 

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Personalized Apple and Blackberry Cases

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Pexagon Technology. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Get the perfect companion for your most-cherished gadgets and have it complement your lifestyle and personality. This is the hottest and coolest new products for 2010! For just $5, you can already personalize your iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry cases. You can choose from a variety of models, styles and stunning colors.

It is important to protect your Apple and Blackberry Smartphones free from unavoidable scratches. The cases are made of resilient soft rubber or plastic design that offers great style and protection. You can have the case personalized for Free. The backside can be engraved with both a logo and two lines of text. With these kind of personalized cases, you do not have to worry of taking the case off. The engraved logo and text will not wear off. These $5 personalized cases come with Free shipping too. Great deal, indeed!

These personalized cases make great gifts too. Friends and family members would surely be glad to receive something that has their name on it. Companies can also consider passing this out to employees who use Blackberries or iPhones.

Get your personalized Apple & BlackBerry cases now. There is no minimum order quantity, no setup costs and it only takes 1-3 business turnaround days.

Protect your gadgets and give it a new look this year!

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Magical New Year at Disney on Ice

Disney on Ice Araneta Coliseum

Disney on Ice started our year magically! With 13 reserved seats for the show, our family gets to watch the adventure at Araneta Coliseum on New Year's Day!Not only the kids, but also all of us enjoyed watching our favorite Disney characters.

Disney on Ice Araneta Coliseum

The show presents a Disneyland Adventure where everyone joins their favorite characters and classic villains on a colorful and exciting vacation at the theme park.

The kids enjoyed watching the "Fabs"-Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto; and every Disney characters including Disney Princesses Snow White and Cinderella, Stitch, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles and Buzz Lightyear.

Disney on Ice Araneta Coliseum
In this spectacular production, the "Fabs"-Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto - decide to take a vacation of their own and enjoy Disney's most popular theme park attractions. In one fun-filled scene after another, Donald and Goofy attempt to join in the fun, resulting in a series of comical mishaps. But it's no laughing matter when the evil fairy Maleficent shows up to spoil the fun, and Mickey must enlist The Incredibles to help save the day!

I was able to take these pictures using our point-and-shoot camera; and it would have been greater if we've captured it using a professional camera. This is a show meant to be captured and cherished. Good enough, I was able to capture parts of the show on video. I know the kids would love watching this at home.  


Disney on Ice Araneta Coliseum

Disney on Ice Araneta Coliseum

The characters, the effects and the lightings are all fabulous! Truly an amazing way for the kids and adults alike to start 2010!

Still, my son Brent, to his disappointment kept on saying... "hindi tayo nag-papicture kay Mickey Mouse!" He really wants to have his picture taken with Mickey!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Woman Remembers 100 Moments of 2009

Year 2009 had been a year full of achievements, winning moments, treasured events, family affairs, life lessons, experiences and more.

I could list more than 365 moments that makes 2009 worth remembering, but I am narrowing it down to a hundred. I may have missed listing a few more, but nonetheless, I would always be thankful for the great year that was!


Looking back at my life’s fondest memories of 2009, here they are in random order:

1. Turning 30
2. My makeover at Working Mom Magazine May issue
3. Episode stint for Lifestyle Network's Mom Works 
4. Attending Madame Imelda Marcos' 80th birthday celebration 
5. Winning at Nido Fortified You're My #1 video contest
6. photo shoot for Nido Fortified MTV, shown at ASAP Mother's Day -
7. A year supply of Nido, which I shared with everyone :)
8. My kids first moving-up ceremony
9. Brent receiving his first medal
10. Jalysa's first Total Girl magazine appearance at TG December issue
11. Skylah's first Total Girl magazine photo shoot
12. A Woman Remembers blog as finalist in Philippine Blog Awards - Bloggers’ Choice Special Award
13. blog awards from fellow bloggers, a lot of which I failed to post
14. blog followers reaching 120+
15. from blog PR from 0 to PR 3
16. half-year blog post earnings of more than $300
17. getting to know fellow bloggers and enjoying the blogosphere
18. joining blog contests and becoming a sponsor
19. attending the launch of Johnson's Body Care Lotion
20. getting another set of J&J body care lotion in the mail
21. renewing my passport and getting passport for the kids - using DFA Online System
22. Skylah as one of the kid models at Kidsandbabies
23. Brent winning at Kidsandbabies 2010 March Calendar Model
24. Brent’s first movie at the theater - G Force
25. Skylah’s first time to lose a tooth
26. Skylah's birthday appearance at Kzone magazine April issue
27. Skylah and Jalysa's first fashion show at Manila Ocean Park
28. Fulfillment of online work and earnings
29. Successful Odesk projects
30. a month work at IBM plaza office at Eastwood City
31. Yahoo! Philippines Purple Hunt tour
32. Double win for me and my hubby at Honda Cars Catch that Purplized Honda Jazz Contest
33. Rockwell Poweplant Malls - scavenger hunt, Weekend of Fitness and Valentine's day Audrey Hepburn movie -
34. Fun Ranch Sunny the Duck party and Halloween Thrilling treats -
35. Rex Smith's Valentine's Day Concert at PICC, concert tickets from Getzmo
36. watching Ballet Philippines Tales of the Manuvu for Free (8 tickets from Getzmo)
37. SpongeBob freebies from Philippine Star for my kids
38. first win at Shopcrazy - What's your Favorite The Ramp Crossings Brand promo?
39. Manila Bulletin's birthday corner - Brent and Skylah’s birthday
40. Skylah attending the 5th Disney Grand Ball
41. kids attending birthday parties - Chanel's 1st, Garren's 1st, Fiona's 7th
42. reconnecting with old friends, schoolmates, officemates and new friends at Facebook
43. twice in a row winning at Bandera Inquirer - "Rhythm of the Rain" contest and Halloween movie contest
44. free movie ticket premiere's from Getzmo
45. free SM Cinema movie complimentary tickets from HSBC
46. Kids Field Trip - Coca-Cola plant at Sta. Rosa Laguna, Paradizoo Farm in Tagaytay and Island Cove Leisure Park in Cavite.
47. then at Air Force Museum, Manila Zoo, Crocodile Park and Science Entertainment Station
48. Jalysa's first Singapore trip with Mama
49. Philippine Star's Kids Only Violet Playground - Skylah and Jalysa winning, Brent included
50. Published Blog article on To Spank or Not to Spank at Moms and Kids Magazine -
51. Smart Parenting magazine's September, October and November issues - Last Thoughts and POV section
52. Monthly dollar earnings :)
53. My new Asus 1008HA Eee PC laptop
54. All my siblings have their new laptops too - HP Mini and Asus Eee PC
55. Family's new cars for 2009
56. Created and ordered photo books at Artscow
57. my Ayala A-Card
58. Skylah and Jalysa attending Barbie’s Pink Celebration
59. Skylah winning at Mom Center children category
60. Enjoying playtime at KidzRepublic
61. every family celebrations at SIS Dampa
62. winning a Huntkey 80 Master PSU 
63. winning Havaianas flipfloats from Byahilo's blog
64. winning Red Ribbon GC's from LetsGoSago's blog Red Ribbon contest
65. winning $30 grand prize from Blog Appetite
66. winning Krispy Kreme GC from Kainpinoy's blog contest
67. getting consolation prizes from Claw Daddy and Moms Today (Physiogel)
68. receiving Doublemint mints from the Multiply contest
69. attended 2 Belle De Jour Planner events – BDJ Fashionista Recessionista and BDJ Fair
70. getting my BDJ 2010 planner
71. watching Dora the Explorer at Glorietta 5 and at Robinsons Galleria -
72. family and relatives get-together
73. November swimming - Oquindo clan get-together
74. Family vacation at Baguio City
75. Former officemate-friend wedding, that we have not attended
76. Micko's first eyeglasses
77. My sister's baby angel that we have not seen
78. visiting FIL at Pampanga cemetery
79. Winning loots from Baby Mag February 2009 for the Reader’s Feedback section
80. Skylah and Jalysa at Kidstime magazine
81. First win from Circuit Mag
82. Winning loots and gift certificates from 2nd Avenue’s Starter Wife Promo
83. Disney Princess magazine’s Princess Postbag and Fairy Godmother corner prizes for Skylah and Jalysa
84. Prizes from Trinoma Mall for me, my husband and my sister
85. Kids getting their ride-on Hummer
86. Kids having fun at every Halloween parties and events
87. Unclaimed prizes and unused gift certificates
88. The photo session experience and membership refund from TPC
89. Skylah and Brent at Working Mom March 2009 Mommy Moments
90. plus parenting magazine appearances of my kids - Moms Today, Baby Magi, Working Mom, Moms and Kids Magazine
91. Kids winning freebies from Kzone magazine and Total Girl magazine
92. My December love affair -
93. Knowing that I've won Php 10K worth of products and services from Jancen (will claim this)
94. and also winning at Cosmo.ph 30-day beauty guide (will claim this too!)
95. The newsmakers - A(H1N1) virus, typhoon Ondoy, local and international celebrity deaths, CNN hero Efren Pe├▒aflorida, the scandal - Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili (on my list?), Manny Pacquiao's boxing world record and marital infidelity (on my list?)
96. A(H1N1) virus and flu shots
97. Numerous winning moments - online and offline!
98. Hundreds of freebies received!
99. My family's love, support and happiness!
100. Incalculable life blessings… a year filled with lessons and experiences!

For ALL these and a lot more, I am thankful.
Now, I say, Cheers to 2010!


Cheers to 2010



It's a New Year to look forward to.
May this year brings us all joy, beautiful moments and surprises to cherish.
Happy New Year!