Monday, November 30, 2009

In Smart Parenting Magazine Once Again


Smart Parenting magazine included my short parenting POV and thoughts in their November issue. For three consecutive months, starting Septembe 2009, my parenting views were published in Smart Parenting.

I shared a brief note on the Parent's Point of View Section on the topic about buying preschoolers a handheld video game and another for the Last Thoughts section for the topic on how to get kids help at home. I love it when my views were published together with other moms.
I am just proud to be on Smart Parenting.

Smart Parenting November 2009 issue, which features Angelina Jolie sharing about motherhood as her favorite role, is still available at all leading bookstores. Get to read articles about choosing the right school for your child, on whether to go traditional or progressive; as well as some preschool problems.

Also get tips on teaching your child to eat with you at the table, battle his bedtime fears, and more. In this issue, you can also learn how to deal with common genetic disorders, the harmful effects of BPA and the latest about vaccinations. This issue is really packed with interesting articles, tips, resources and a lot more, that every parent should ought to know.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Asus Eee PC Seashell: My Early Birthday and Christmas Treat

I love my Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell 10.1" pearl black netbook that we bought weeks ago! I’ll be celebrating my 30th birthday five days from now, and this is an early birthday and Christmas treat for me! I am fascinated by its stylish and seamless overall look. It is exceptionally small, thin, light and fun to carry around. Now I can really go anywhere in style with my Asus Eee PC Seashell.

See what my new netbook looks like -

Asus Eee PC 1008HA notebook review

The Design and Feel

Asus Eee PC 1008HA design is inspired by the curves of a seashell which gives it a clean and distinct appearance. It is sleek-looking with a high gloss finish that makes it smudge-free. It is just 2.4 lbs light and measures an inch at its thickest point (which is quarter of an inch thicker than the Macbook Air). I feel comfortable bringing this anywhere.

The keyboard, which is 92% of a full sized keyboard, is extremely satisfying to use. The Wi-Fi and touchpad on/off buttons is just above the keyboard. Its chrome rocker button and unique dimple-laden trackpad supports multi-touch gestures responds with a firm click.

Asus Eee PC 1008HA netbook design

Asus Eee PC Seashell has a smooth side since all the ports are hidden behind those tiny flaps. It is where the USB ports, mic, headphone, mini VGA and Ethernet ports are located. On the underside of the netbook sits the VGA adapter dongle.

The Specifications and Performance

The Asus Eee PC 1008HA works the same as every other netbook. I can do my daily activities such as using Microsoft Office, emailing, blogging, and even working on online projects. My husband and my kids can listen to music, play Internet games and watch a movie.

Asus Eee PC 1008HA laptop netbook review

  • Genuine Microsoft Windows XP
  • 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 @ 1.66GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB hard drive + 10GB Eee Storage
  • 10.1" LED Backlight screen (1024x600 resolution) Color-Shine/Glossy Screen Technology
  • 1 Mini VGA Connector, 2 USB 2.0, 1 LAN RJ-45, 2 Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic-in), Card Reader: MMC/ SD(SDHC)
  • 802.11 B/G/N Wi-Fi, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, Bluetooth
  • 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • 6 hours of life non-removable, rechargeable Li-Polymer battery
  • Dimensions: 10.32 (W) x 7.01 (D) x 1.01 (H) inches
  • Weight: 1.1Kg(2.42lbs)

I find my Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell aesthetically pleasing and cheaper than other high-priced rival netbooks. With a thin and light design and long life, this Seashell is most enticing netbook from Asus. Paying Php 24,000 (approximately $530) for the great design and performance makes it a worthy-purchase.

I even got these products for FREE - a Globe Tattoo Broadband Kit, a Canon iP1300 Printer and a Portable External DVDRW Drive.

Free Globe Tattoo Broadband Kit, Canon iP1300 Printer, Portable External DVD-RW Drive

+ Thanksgiving Note

Even if my family have our own desktop PCs, it feels great that each one of us now owns a netbook - my older brother with his HP Mini which he won from their company raffle, and my 3 sisters with an Asus Eee PC notebook. Recently, Mama got herself a new cellphone and a new car! Yes, it's really an early Christmas for all of us! Amidst everything... we remain blessed and for all these and more, I am thankful.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mamma Mia The Musical, Live in Sydney

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

mamma mia movie sydney musicalIf you have seen and feel delighted watching Mamma Mia the Movie, which features Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, you would definitely love to see the musical.

Millions of people all over have fallen in love with the story, the characters and the music of Mamma Mia. It’s amazing how Abba’s timeless songs fit perfectly into the storyline that you can always find yourself singing along.

It is about the story of the young girl as she tries to find out who her real father is by inviting her mother's three former suitors to her wedding. This is really an enchanting tale of family and friendship, which unfolds into a magical love story. It's good to see that this involves learning how to let go of children, coping with a lost love, and re-discovering love in the island of Greece.

It's now time to see the world's most loved show live on stage! You surely would not want to miss Mamma Mia, the musical. Now in Sydney for just 15 weeks.

Get prepared to be on your feet as you start dancing to the catchy musical numbers and vibrant performance. Feel the heartfelt moments and experience the laughter while watching the musical. Once again, get carried away listening to these wonderful songs - Dancing Queen, I Have a Dream, Take a Chance on Me, The Winner Takes It All, and a lot more!

Bring the whole family to see this great musical. Make reservations and buy your tickets now. Tickets available at TicketMaster Australia.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Make Money, Get $100 With Paypal Wishlist

Now can now use your Facebook and PayPal account to earn money, because PayPal is giving away $1 for adding a Wishlist app in your Facebook account. You will be paid $1 instantly just for signing up.

You can even earn up to $100. All you need to do is to create a wish list of 5 items. You can earn more by asking your friends to create their wishlist too.

Follow these to make money online with PayPal wishlist:

1. Join PayPal Wishlist on Facebook
2. Submit your PayPal email address. (If you do not have one, you can also register here)

3. Create your wishlist by choosing 5 items in the list.
4. Share your wishlist to your Facebook friends and earn $1 for every friend you refer who will add PayPal Wishlist application.

This promotion is until December 31, 2009 for reside
nts of the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, or India.

Create your PayPal Wishlist now! Let everyone know what you want this Holiday season and earn PayPal money too!

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Once you join, you will be connected to rebates, coupons, deals and cash backs on some of the world's popular stores online. They have higher cash back compared to other websites. sponsors over 400 stores such as Walmart, NewEgg, Best Buy, Endless,, Charlotte Russe, and much more.

You can earn up to 4.5% cash back by shopping online at Charlotte Russe. Take advantage of the savings that you will get from purchasing those dresses, tops, intimates and outerwear. If you enjoy shopping for shoes, handbags and accessories at Endless, you can get cash back of 13.5%.

Making an electronic purchase at Best Buy can give you a cash back of up to 2.7%; or make use of their Best Buy Coupon (5% - 15% Off Select TVs) which is valid until December 31, 2009.

Travelers would also benefit from their hotel stay using Coupons. They can get $20 off with 3-night booking, $50 off with 8-night booking, or $100 off with 12-night booking.

In addition to this, you can also refer your friends and earn a bonus once they make a purchase. See, you can really benefit from shopping at You will get to enjoy making a purchase, earn and save all at the same time!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Winning Grand Prize from Blog Appetite

I love joining online contests, though seldom do I participate in blog sponsored ones. However, with Blog Appetite's anniversary contest, I never hesitated on joining. Good thing I did, or else I will not win $30! Yes, I am her Grand Prize winner! I already received my prize in my Paypal account.

Thanks Mye for this contest. More blessings and more power to your blog. Congratulations to all those who win in her contests too!

blog contest grand prize winner

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Online Shopping and Holiday Buying Tips

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


Christmas season is fast approaching. Malls are getting more crowded, sales are everywhere and people are becoming busier preparing for the holidays. Everyone is looking for the perfect gift and even the best bargains there is. It’s the time of the year where I get to enjoy shopping spree to its fullest!

For most people, online shopping brings more convenience than shopping traditionally. Being fond of checking out online stores and interesting product deals, online shopping is something I always wanted to explore. It is time saving, you even get to avoid being tangled up in the traffic and all those holiday hustles.

I find fascination in Dirt Devil for it makes online shopping even more exciting.

I got tons of information through reading the Dirt Devil Buying Guide. It's a helpful PDF guide that you can download for free and make use of anytime. Each page lists multitude of sites, coupon and discount websites, deal-a-day sites, one-of-a kind and hard-to-find gifts, collections of dirt devil product deals, and a whole lot more. It is well organized and listed by saving types and shopping types. Knowing about this is also just in time for the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

It is interesting that they include information for Free Shipping Shortcuts because you can really save a big deal if you take advantage of free shipping.

I am sure that you will be amazed at those numerous sites where you can find and maximize promo codes. You will also get to know how to use rebate sites and benefit from these rebates as well. Aside from all these, the guide also includes free stuffs - such as free prints from the camera, prints for kids and free graphics.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

A Woman Remembers is now Google PR3

My blog, A Woman Remembers is now Google PR3! It was only this year that I've started this blog and a couple of months ago, it was just PR1. Being someone who is not so keen and addicted to SEO, SERP, back links, page ranks, etc. I find it good enough to know that my Google PR changes. I haven't really given much thought about learning all these, but hopefully soon, I will. Right now, I am just enjoying blogging and making money from my blog from time to time.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stress and Worry-Free Moving

Some people find it hard to move from house to house because of the problems with packing, loading and unloading, and moving. Sometimes business and companies are facing this kind of dilemma too.

When moving from one house to another, we always want everything to be in order and well taken care of. We rely on the help of movers, and we make sure that they are reliable and trustworthy. We want to make sure that all our furnitures, valuables, appliances are delivered in place and in good condition.

Seeking the assistance of a Los Angeles Moving Companies is a big help. They offer services for residential moves, business moves and packing services as well. You can easily call Toll Free # 1-800-431-3920 to request for a free estimate. They are professional local movers which services the greater Los Angeles area and surrounding counties. Make use of the service of moving companies Los Angeles so you can be assured that moving is stress and worry-free.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ride With the Kids Hummer

Toykingdom Warehouse Sale Kids Ride-On Hummer H2

My husband and I got our kids a pre-Christmas gift... a remote-controlled battery operated ride-on Hummer H2! It is great to see them experiencing the thrill of riding around in their new vehicle, both inside and outside the house.

We bought this at the recent Toy Kingdom Warehouse Sale. We were told that the original price of this Hummer is approximately $250 and we got this at a 50% discount!
Just like a classic Hummer, it has a classic yellow interior, it moves forward and reverses, and it has real engine sounds, functioning headlights, horn and a push button starter.

We take advantage of the savings that we can get from buying toys at discounted prices. Well, this is just the initial part of our Christmas gift shopping for the kids. Next stop...Richwell Kids Kraze Warehouse Sale!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hire A Helper: Cheap Movers

Time is precious that I often need to have more. There are certain tasks and chores that I prefer doing over the other. Helpers are a big help for it allows me to do other tasks and spend time with the kids.

I discovered a leading service provider site where you can get local help at a cheap price. It's a great way to save time when you need someone to do household chores. HireAHelper brings together those looking for work and those needing hired helpers. Hire A Helper is worth looking into if you’re in need of moving help, lawn care, cleaning, or other day labor. They are the number one provider of movers in the nation.

These helpers are independent contractors, which vary from stay at home moms, to handymen, to small businesses. They offer the following services that you can make use of:

  • Movers - unloading and loading helpers, packing and unpacking or driving help; which are better choices than wasting money on overpriced moving companies
  • Cleaning Helpers - household and general cleaning help
  • Lawn and Garden help - hiring a lawn helper is a cheaper alternative to landscaping companies
  • Day Labor - general helpers or day labor will assist with any type of day labor such as improvement projects or manual labor

The Hire A Helper process works very simple. To locate helpers available in your area, you can just search by zip code, select the type of help you need. There you can browse the list of workers, the worker's pay rate, hours and reviews of their work. Once you find a helper, you can book the jobs online.

Browsing their site would help you know how efficient and effective their services are. There's a review of helpers from satisfied customers who hire them so you can have an idea, which among those helpers you're going to hire.

Moreover, if you need additional cash and you fancy being a helper, then you can be one too. Through this, you can advertise your services. You can become one of Hire A Helper' elite movers, lawn helpers, day laborers, or cleaning helpers. You even set your own time and pay rate.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Manny Pacquiao Wins Over Cotto by TKO

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, the "People's Champ" and fighting pride of the Philippines, won the fight against Miguel Cotto by a technical knockout. He made world boxing history by being the first fighter to win seven titles! The referee stopped the fight 55 seconds on round 12.

Cotto fought well but Pacquiao’s speed and power is too much. Manny showed the world that he is the best pound for pound fighter. Fans now want a Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight. His trainer Freddie Roach even said, "I want to see him fight Mayweather."

The Filipinos and his millions of fans celebrates Pacquiao's win with much joy and pride. Congratulations Manny, once again you bring pride to our country!

This great fight is more than a knockout win... this fight is indeed historic.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Johnson's Body Care Shares the Gift of Soft Skin

Free Johnson's Body Care Lotion gift pack
Experience softness for FREE with Johnson's Body Care! When I attended the launch of the Johnson's Body Care last August, I got to bring home the 3 variants of this new body care product that is made especially for women.

So if you haven't tried Johnson's Body Care lotion yet, you now have a chance to get this for Free! All you have to do is sign-up, confirm your email and refer 5 of your friends (so you can share this with them too). Your limited edition designer Johnson's Body Care gift pack will delivered to your doorstep without charge - wherever you are in the Philippines!

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Halloween 2009 Parties and Events

Halloween and costume parties are now over. I am just fascinated how my kids had so much fun dressing up as a Geisha and a Dinosaur. They wore these costumes three times -at the Fun Ranch Halloween Event, at Glorietta Mall Funtastic Carnival and Trick or Treat, and at their school's Costume Party. They really had a blast taking part in these activities!

+ School Costume Party

kids event halloween school party
kids event halloween school party
It is always good to see my kids had fun at school. All the kids look so cute in their costumes. Each kid played games and was given loot afterwards. The games are just simple and appropriate for the preschoolers. There was even a parent and child game. Everyone one wins and had so much fun!

kids event halloween school party

kids event halloween school party
+ Glorietta Malls Funtastic Carnival

It was the first time that we had our trick or treat at Glorietta as we frequent Megamall's halloween activity. We did not realize there would be so much kids and adults at this event. The lines are long when we arrived and it is only a few minutes after 10 am! Good enough that the kids got their loot bags, treats and much more. I was even lucky hearing my name in the raffle contest!

children event halloween party glorietta

baicapture glorietta halloween party
See more photos here.

York Estate Agents

Real estate and lettings agents are a big help for people who are looking for properties, houses and flats for sale or for rent. Through these agents’ expertise and knowledge in the housing market, you can quickly sell your house at a fair price or buy a new one without any hassle at all. For most people, purchasing a house is one of the biggest investment they have to make, thus, it is necessary that we turn to a real estate agent.

If you are from York or if you know someone in the York area, you may want to consider Coalters. Whether selling a property or letting, these award winning york estate agents can assure you of their fantastic service. You would be assured that they would meet any of your housing needs.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vote for Pinoy CNN Hero of the Year: Efren Peñaflorida

Efren Peñaflorida gives Filipino youth an alternative to gang membership through education. His Dynamic Teen Company's 10,000 members have taught basic reading and writing to 1,500 kids living in the slums.

I just voted for Efren Peñaflorida in the CNN Hero of the Year. He is one of the Top 10 Heroes for 2009. CNN feature shares Peñaflorida's remarkable story:
For the past 12 years, Peñaflorida and his team of teen volunteers have taught basic reading and writing to children living on the streets. Their main tool: A pushcart classroom.

Stocked with books, pens, tables and chairs, his Dynamic Teen Company recreates a school setting in unconventional locations such as the cemetery and municipal trash dump.

Peñaflorida knows firsthand the adversity faced by these children. Born into a poor family, he lived in a shanty near the city dump site. But he says he refused to allow his circumstances to define his future.

"Instead of being discouraged, I promised myself that I would pursue education," he recalls. "I will strive hard; I will do my best."

CNN’s heroes are ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary deeds. Although I have only voted for Efren Peñaflorida, each one is a hero for they all serve and help others wholeheartedly. They have all made a difference in the people's lives. They are indeed exceptional!

Vote for Efren Peñaflorida as CNN Hero of the Year. Voting is until Thursday, November 19, 2009 (6 a.m. ET).

Monday, November 9, 2009

Chocolate Gift Baskets

Eating chocolate is one of my passions. My kids and I always find treating ourselves to different chocolate bars. Now that Christmas is fast approaching, giving and receiving a chocolate gift baskets would really bring more excitement to the holiday season.

Interesting!! There's a premium chocolate with a special ingredient that you can feel. Eating this chocolate would create a positve effect on your overall sense of well-being. These chocolate products are infused with the spiritual energy of experienced meditators trained with the Dalai Lama.

Now you can taste this chocolate and share the love with Intentional Chocolate's organic chocolate gift basket. It is filled with their most popular items, Dark and Milk Chocolate Pistols, Chocolate Truffles, Dark Chocolate Goji Berries and more. The gift box also contains samples of what they believe is the world’s best dark chocolate - Pure Hawaiian chocolate. Wow! Dark chocolates are my mom's favorite!

Without a doubt, kids and adults alike would really be delighted once they get to receive a basket full of chocolates!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Adgitize October Payment Received

paypal adgitize payment october
Received my fifth Adgitize payment for October. This means additional funds for my Paypal account! I also renewed my ads for this month because Adgitize really meet my needs of getting blog traffic, knowing great blogs and getting earnings as well.

Even if Adgitize had increased advertising rates starting this month, I am still encouraging everyone to join Adgitize now!

Adgitize your web site.

Congratulations to every Adgitize members who received their payments too!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ballet Philippines and Belle De Jour Fair in Just One Day

Attending two different events in just one day could be tiring, but the time spent had been really worthwhile.

[October 25 morning at CCP]

With 8 tickets that I've won courtesy of Getzmo, my family watched Ballet Philippines Tales of the Manuvu at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater. It's amazing watching a musical journey for free together with my daughter, my mommy-lola (grandma), my sisters, my sister-in-law and my niece.

ballet Philipplines CCP Tales of ManuvuThe show begins with Venezuelan piano music in the international ballet classic "Our Waltzes," which features the choreography of world-renowned Venezuelan dancer Vicente Nebrada.

This famed neo-classical dance has aspects that can be compared to ballroom dancing infused with Latin influences, which shows graceful and lilting movements, and the theme of romantic waltzing of love explored.

ballet Philipplines CCP Tales of Manuvu

The show culminates in a contemporary production of Alice Reyes' groundbreaking pop-rock opera ballet, "Tales of the Manuvu" which features the OPM hit song, "Noong Unang Panahon." This is based on the Manobo myth of creation.

Acclaimed singers (Robert Sena, Guji Lorenzana , Banaue Miclat, etc.), soloists from the UP Concert Chorus and the Makiling rock band performs to tell a tale that touches on our origins, our nationhood, our love of and appreciation for the primal powers of nature, our mortality and the separation of Heaven and Earth.

[October 25 afternoon at BDJ Fair in Eastwood City]

Eastwood event Belle De Jour planner

Belle de Jour launched its 2010 Planner with its first-ever fair entitled “BDJ Fair: Exceeding Boundaries: Give More, Live More!” It's an exciting day filled with fun, treats, lots of activities and interesting talks. The event doubled as a fundraising activity for the rehabilitation of Ondoy victims.

BDJ participants get to participate in the event festivities such as the Hatha yoga class (which we failed to take part in), the BDJ Scavenger Hunt, and a Fashion Show.

The event kept everyone informed through the talks with experts on beauty and fashion as well as accomplished women in their respective fields. Topics which include: Create your Brand in the Workplace, Reach for the Skies, and Break the Fashion Rules, Debunk Beauty Myths.

Eastwood event Belle De Jour planner

There are also brand sales from BDJ's lifestyle partners, a free fortune telling, a photo booth, a free massage, a hair styling booth, free waxing, free cocktails and so much more.

The BDJ Planner is the ultimate planner for women who want to lead the It Girl lifestyle! All BDJ Fair attendees gets to buy the BDJ Plannew for a special price of Php 480 (SRP is Php 598)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Top 10 Entrecard Droppers for October

The month of October had been a very busy month for me. November would be busier and December would be the busiest. There are just so many things to do that I often wish I had more hours to spend. I always find myself with only a couple of minutes to spend blogging and visiting other blogs.

This makes me really thankful for everyone who keeps on reading my blog, writing on my message box, posting comments and dropping their ECs. I appreciate everyone of you and I hope to see more of you here on my blog.

Here are my top 10 Entrecard droppers for the month of October. I am giving each one 100 EC credits!

Mom's Place (30 drops)
Cooking Japanese Style (30 drops)
The Way I See It (30 drops)
Cornymans Money-Blog (30 drops)
Jean sQuared (29 drops)
Lottery Power Picks News/Blog (29 drops)
AsTheCrackerheadCrumbles (27 drops)
Grampy and You! (27 drops)
Tekkaus (26 drops)
Sales, Promos, Events (26 drops)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Saving Money Using Coupons

I am fond of sales, promos, deals and discounts; but it is always great shopping and saving at the same time. Saving money is important, thus, I am always looking for ways on how to save through using coupons and taking advantage of product discounts and store promotions. You can really save an amazing amount of money using coupons everytime you shop!

I have checked on a new website where you can collect all the coupons that you need. This is helpful for all those who are interested to save and benefit from using coupons. At, you can check on sale alerts and get the best deals possible from all your favorite online stores.