The Truth

Posted by abie on 10:04 AM in
I nearly choked when my dad told me what our neighbor asked him when our former neighbor saw the house that we brought. Our neighbor was asking what the heck our work is, as he can’t believe how we can afford to buy a property. I find it rally insulting especially for someone like us who have been working day and night just to make both ends meet.

Well the secret is HARDWORK. Our friends can attest at how my husband and I have been working doubly hard just to make this dream come true for our kids. Hubby has been doing a lot of sideline work and has been doing a lot of overtime work so we can come up with the money that we need for our monthly amortization. Even I am doing my share as I have a lot of sideline jobs too so I can give my share for the monthly amortization of this house. Hubby was even scolding me the other day because my left eye is already half close but still I have been working on my laptop to meet deadlines.

This is one thing that we are proud of for this home – we got this home from our own sweat, everything in it including the Joy dishwashing liquid (LOL) comes from us. I hate to be cocky but that is the truth and that is one accomplishment that hubby and I will be sharing with our kids when they are old enough to understand.

We are poor now, I don’t even have cash in my wallet but at least we have our own home, a home for our kids that HUBBY and I built for them.


We Want a 2nd Car

Posted by abie on 10:10 PM in ,
If not for the expense for the monthly amortization of our house, hubby probably would have decided to get a second car for us.

He was a little piss last week as he was not able to attend the Filipino Week celebration at our daughter’s school since no one would be kind enough to fetch us from the hospital. He actually planned on taking a cab from the hospital where our youngest was confined but then nobody will be left with me and we still have to process the hospital bill so we can be discharge on the same day.

He was really upset because he wants to be with his precious daughter because we promised our daughter that at least one of us will be present to watch her performance. That is why he has been looking at Used BMW from Trusted Dealers because he is checking if we can afford a pre-owned car so we don’t have to rely on other people in case we need a ride.


Insta What? Instagram!!

Posted by abie on 8:53 PM in ,
Instagram is the new Flickr, at least for my group on online friends. We love Instagram and if you want to get the latest buzz about each other, Instagram is our best bet. From rant, to personal problems, shopping, bags and of course our most favorite topic, our loving family.

And our latest topic, our need for weight loss pills as we made a confession about our weight. LOL. Oh well, we know we are pretty and sexy mommies inside and out and we all agreed that weight is just a number. The way we look is on how well we project ourselves.

But it wouldn’t hurt also if we inspire each other to lose weight. In fact a number of my friends already started going on a diet and hitting the gym again.

Well at least, we just don’t influence each other on shopping but we also give inspiration to each other when it comes to healthy living.


Credit Card Application: So I can Say Goodbye to HSBC

Posted by abie on 10:51 PM in
It was January 2011 when I received a call from HSBC to confirm an online transaction that was credited to my account. The transaction was from UK and the amount was around $1200. I was in complete shock after hearing about this as this is the first time that my credit card has been hacked.

I have several citibank credit cards which I have been maintaining for almost a decade now and never did I experience this problem. My HSBC card is actually just new and it was with me for less than five years only. I was actually not happy with their service in the first place since it is difficult to deal with their customer service agent, the credit limit that they gave me is way too low than the one that I have with Citibank plus they don't really offer that much promos and discounts that I can benefit from.

I filed a dispute the very day I learned of the hacking incident and it has been 8 months already and there is still no resolution from the dispute that I filed. I have been following up with them almost everyday from January to May but despite my efforts, all I get from their customer service agent is the same answer over and over again :Ma'am, we still have no updates. You can call us again after 3 banking days to check if we will have news about your dispute."

Of course I got tired of them already. I don't deserve this kind of service especially for a customer who has a very good credit standing. So as soon as my dispute has been settled (which I hope will not reach its 1st year anniversary come January 2012), I will have my HSBC credit card cut and I will just go to the site of credit card applications so I can apply for a new credit card.

It is very easy to file for a credit card application from them as everything is online. I just have to choose what type of user I am and what requirements I am looking for in a credit card and a list of credit card companies will be displayed. Then I can just apply online and wait for the approval in a few days. That easy.

Hopefully, I can say goodbye to HSBC as their service really sucks big time.


I Hate August

Posted by abie on 10:08 PM in ,
I hate August because for this month, we have been going in and out of the hospital, as one of us will always get sick.

First week of August, Bela had a high grade fever hitting up to 40 degrees Celsius that we have to rush her to the hospital. Thankfully her fever was gone the next day and so they were able to rule out dengue.

The next week, we had been food poisoned so we were all vomiting and experiencing upset stomach. I was even brought to the Emergency Room of UST as I won’t stop vomiting and they fear that I might be dehydrated.

Then just a few days after that, our youngest son had an eye infection that his right eye was so swollen that he can’t even open it. He was admitted at St. Luke’s just to make sure that the infection is under control and it won’t spread in his brain.

Then while we are at the hospital, I caught a virus and now I have sore eyes.

I can’t wait for next week, as I want August to end. It is indeed a ghost month as we experience a lot of bad faith during this month, health wise.


Popcorn Machine for a Total Movie Theater Setup at Home

Posted by abie on 12:51 PM in
My husband and I sat down one night to discuss the details that we want for the rooms when we move to our new home and we both agreed that we will allot one room as our home entertainment room.

Our whole family loves to watch movies so a big LCD TV complete with the whole entertainment system is perfect for us. I can already imagine our whole family in our entertainment room as we enjoy watching our favorite movies or our favorite TV series.

And of course to complete the whole feel of movie theater setup right in our own home, I am looking at buying a pop corn machine from Epopcorn. Epopcorn sells all kinds of popcorn machine for home use and for business use. Their popcorn machine also comes in different sizes so we can choose the one that perfectly fits our family. This will save us a trip to the mall and we can enjoy our favorite movies with our popcorn without having the need to go out.

What I like about Epopcorn is that they have a 30-Day money back guarantee, they offer quick shipping and their price is very affordable as they have wholesale pricing and they don't have sales tax.

So I am really excited to enjoy my popcorn right in our own entertainment room at home.


Home Improvements: Wireless Doorbell & Driveway Alarm

Posted by abie on 9:49 PM in
Next week will be the move to our new home. Hubby and I are both excited because this is finally it, a house that we can call our own.

Nothing much needs to be done except for a little cleaning here and there but there are some additions and improvements that hubby wants to install. He has been checking the site of Gadget Shack and he is looking at purchasing their wireless doorbell. This wireless doorbell is so nice since it has six individual channels, which we can program to different push button, door contact sensor and even to motion detectors. It even has a wide range that can reach up to 450 ft.

Another item that he wants to purchase is a wireless driveway alarm. Since our room is at the third floor and the garage is at the ground floor, hubby thinks that we need the security feature of a driveway alarm so we will be notified of any human or vehicle motion.

This is already not included in our budget but prices in Gadget Shack are not bad since they don't have sales tax and they even offer free shipping.

So in just a few more days, we will finally be spending our first night in our dream home.


To Make Our Bank Checks More Interesting

Posted by abie on 8:47 PM in
My husband and I never carry cash in our bag. Well for one, we don't find it safe and secure to carry around large amount of money when we go out especially since I am a bit careless with two kids in tow, that I sometimes forget where I left my things. That is why we pay either by credit card or we order checks so we can pay using our personal checks.

But I got more encourage to order checks after I have heard about Carousel Checks. They can make our personal checks more fun and interesting to use because if we order checks from them, we can select from their gallery of a wide collections of licensed characters, colorful images, and even panoramic views as backgrounds to be printed on our personal checks. And to even make our bank checks more interesting, they can even print photo checks. We can choose to put our favorite family picture or cute picture of our kids or memories from our last vacation.

Carousel Checks is really so cool. It gives me all the more reason to pay for our purchases, weather online and in store, using our customized checks from Carousel Checks.


Me Sickie

Posted by abie on 6:59 PM in
I have been busy lately that I was not able to blog about what happened to me first week of August.

It was Monday and right after lunch, I feel kind of different. I feel bloated and a little nauseated. I called hubby and he asked me to tell my dad to fetch me but I don’t want to burden them and I thought that it is just a simple dizziness that I thought that I can make it home safely.

But then while waiting for the FX to become full, I feel like I will throw up but I tried to control it. I thought that I could control it until I reach home but I was wrong. We were along Espana when I can no longer hold it that I asked the driver to stop and I alighted . Good thing the driver knows me since I am a regular passenger so they waited for me and so I was able to reach Capulong St (which is just one ride away from our house) without throwing up again.

When I reached our street, I threw up again and then again when I reached home. I threw up for another time that my dad decided to rush me to the Emergency Room of UST. They did a CBC test and they found out that I have infection. Normal count for WBC is 10K and my count is 20K. The doctor was advising me that I get admitted but I begged her not to since I am worried for my two kids because I know it will be a big hassle if I will be in the hospital and nobody will attend to my kids.

The attending physician agreed but she have to make me promise that I will take my antibiotics religiously and I will go back on Thursday for another CBC test.

It was 12 AM already when we reached home and then Bela woke up and threw up also. I asked our nanny and she said that Bela vomited twice already before that. Then my mom threw up several times also and then we realized that we might have been food poisoned.

I feel so weak and I can’t even get up from our bed that is why I took a sick leave from work for three days.

I am just thankful that it was I who was badly affected and not my daughter and I am glad that it is all over.


Luxury Bedding for our New Home

Posted by abie on 11:15 PM in ,
My husband and I are both working five days in a week. We both work in the IT field and things can get really busy at work so we always look forward to going home and getting a good nights rest after a long day at work.

And so now that we will be moving to our dream home in the next couple of weeks, we are already starting to plan for the furniture that we will purchase for our dream house.

At the top of our list is luxury bedding. They say that getting 8 hours of straight sleep is very important for good health and my husband and I believe that we can accomplish that if we can fully relax and have a comfortable rest in our luxury bed. That is why we are really investing on our mattresses, fine linens, pillows, bed sheets, comforters and the like. And we know where to get nothing but the best when it comes to luxury bedding needs but Versai.

Versai has a whole range of linens, bed sheets, comforters, pillows and many more that is made from high quality material like Egyptian cotton yarns, 100% rganic mattresses from Australia, Grade 1 Siberian comforters, and even cocoon silk throws.

Imagining myself lying down in bed with these luxurious items relaxes me already. So I really can't wait to start shopping for the luxurious items for our bedroom from Versai.


Discount Fashion Jewelry to Complete Her Costume

Posted by abie on 10:54 PM in ,
August is the month for the celebration of "Filipino Week" in my daughter's school and they have a lot of activities lined up for this month to celebrate it.

They started with a parade where each Grade Level was asked to come in the costume for the region assigned to them. Mindanao was the region assigned to the Prep class and this is what Bela wore:

I got her costume from Quiapo, which is very affordable compared to the one being sold in SM. I am also thankful for the cheap costume jewelry that I got from Finderskeepersjewelry.net to complete the overall look for Bela's costume.

Finderskeepersjewelry is the online store where I can get discount fashion jewelry without the designer price. They sell all kinds of designer inspired jewelry like costume jewelry rings, bracelets, necklaces, and many more.

Since there was no classes for a couple of days before the Filipino Week celebration, we were only given a few days to prepare for the costume that our kids will wear for the event. I actually panic when I got the letter from Bela's teacher but thankfully I can always rely on Quiapo for the costume and on Finderskeepersjewelry to complete the attire of my daughter. So she was able to come in full Mindanao costume (and not to mention one of cutest in all the Prep class. LOL), during their parade to open the official celebration of Filipino Week.


Another Baby Coming Soon

Posted by abie on 6:10 AM in
Any moment now, we are expecting birth announcements from my sister in law as she is due to give birth this month.

This is their second baby and they are expecting a baby girl again. Everybody is excited to see the new bundle of joy to add to our family.

I know they are thinking of naming the baby “Martina”, “Georgina” but I am not sure if the couple is definite already with the name that they are going to give to their daughter.

Their first child looks exactly like my brother so we all can’t wait if their second child will be a mini me version of him again.

To my sister-in-law, Grace, we are all praying for your safe delivery. And we all can’t wait to see your little Martina or Georgina or even Grace Jr. soon. LOL.


Back from Cebu

Posted by abie on 6:01 AM in ,
We just got back from a weekend of fun with family and friends at Shangri-La Mactan last Sunday. We went to Mactan together with my four other friends and their family so it was really fun. Imagine, five families with 13 adults and 10 kids.

Last grp shot ng mga nag day off na yaya bago bumalik sa mga amo nila@ Cowrie CoveSand, Sea & Sun: Perfect Day @ Shang Mactan

This is the first time that we traveled out of town with my group of friends and we all agreed that it was really fun and that we should do it again. We were really able to enjoy Shangri-La with the company of our friends. I can say that we were also able to relax (even if we have two kids in tow for this trip. LOL) and in that three days, I was able to let go of my worries for a bit and just enjoy life.

I was telling my good friend Peachy that I was really refreshed and energized after our trip and I am ready to face the MONSTERS of the real world again. LOL. So I don’t feel guilty in spending even a single centavo for this trip as this is what my husband and I really need – to just have fun, relax and forget about our problems which I know only God and Us will handle as we feel that there is nobody else helping us with our present predicament.

Unlike our previous trips, hubby only used one memory card for our pictures (and I was really surprise). I guess when you have no nanny and with two kids in tow, things will really be a big challenge. LOL. I haven’t sorted it out yet but I promise to post it here soon.


Good Luck on Your Future Acting Auditions

Posted by abie on 11:45 PM in
It has a been a long dream for my sister to be able to show her talent in acting. She is an artist by heart. She is active in school joining plays and programs where she is always the star of the show. That is why I did not get surprised when one day she told us that she wants to try her luck in acting.

Of course as her elder sister, I want my sister to enjoy what she is doing and so if it is acting that will make her feel happy and fulfilled, then we will support her in her decision.

In fact, I already started researching on how she can have acting auditions so she can attract potential talent scouts and discover her talent. Thankfully a friend recommended the site of TalentJug where my sister can find casting call auditions.

Joining TalentJug is just easy as all my sister has to do is sign up for an account. Once she has an account, she can search the database of Talentjug for open casting calls and auditions that she can try. TalentJug has a long list of open casting calls available so I am sure my sister will be able to find someone who needs her talent. She just needs to check their list and she can instantly apply for an audition. She can also upload up to fifty images and pictures and even videos showcasing her talent and acting skills after setting up her account with TalentJug, which can be viewed by different casting director who is searching for new actors to train.

TalentJug also is a great source of information too for agencies and TV producers so my sister can even contact them directly.

I am wishing my sister good luck in her new endeavor and we want to let her know that we will be with her to support her in whatever new path she wants to take.


Wireless Doorbell for our New Home

Posted by abie on 11:18 PM in
Now that we will be living in a house with four floors, it is essential that we install a good quality doorbell so we will know if we have visitors or if there is someone outside the house who needs the gate to be open for them.

My dad and my husband checked the house last weekend and the doorbell is one of the things in their list that needs to be replaced. We live in a neighborhood where there are a lot of kids and so you can expect that these naughty kids will constantly play with our doorbell so we really need something that is durable and that will last.

My sister also works for a call center company and her schedule is a bit off as she goes to work late in the evening and will arrive home early in the morning so it is very important that the sound of the door bell can reach up to the fourth floor so anyone of us can open the door for her whatever time of day it is.

That is why I have been looking for a store where I can get good quality wireless door bell and that is how I discovered WirelessDoorbellStore.com.

WirelessDoorbellStore.com sells all kinds of wireless doorbell and the model that I am looking has a wireless range of up to 450 feet so the sound can definitely reach even up to the roof deck. The added feature that I like about this high-tech doorbell is that we can assign each melodies for different locations so we will know which push buttons has been pressed. It is also very flexible as we can order additional push buttons and receivers. They even have a model that comes with an Intercom that will give our doorbell more functionality.

We have more than two weeks to fix everything before our move at the end of the month and we all feel very excited.


3/4 Photo Books: Shipped

Posted by abie on 11:16 PM in
Since I am not that busy the past weeks, I was able to finish 4 photo books for the birthday party album of Bela from her 2nd up to her 5th birthday party. Every night before going to bed, I will spend a few hours dragging and dropping the pictures to the templates of Ate Jen that I use for the album and voila, after just a few days I was able to finish not just one but four photo books. I was able to work so fast that I was even able to avail of the promo and paid only $9.99 for each 30-page photo book.

And I got so excited this morning when I received the email that 3 out of 4 of the photo books that I created has been shipped already:

The last time I ordered a photo book, it took more than a month before I received the parcel so I tried using my friend Jody’s address this time as she has good experience when it comes to photo book delivery when she last ordered hers. So I am hoping that I will be receiving mine soon.

Excited much.


Vitamin b2 & Other Supplements from HealthDesigns

Posted by abie on 12:56 PM in
After I got sick last week, it looks that my kids are starting to have cough and colds too as I might have passed the virus to them. This is what happens every time one of us gets sick. The virus will be transferred to each members of the household and the cycle continues. That is why it is really important that each of us is healthy and we have strong immune system so none of us will catch any virus so none of us will ever get sick again.

In a household where there are kids, this is really very important. As a parent, it pains me and it makes me really worried every time my kids get sick. So my husband and I agreed that the health of our family should be our number one priority.

To keep us healthy, we should live a healthy lifestyle by avoiding vices that is bad for our health like smoking and drinking alcohol. Doing exercise is good too to keep us strong. Another sure way to achieve a healthy living is by taking vitamins and supplements such as vitamin b2 and other supplements that will keep our immune system and our body strong.

That is why we always visit the site of HealthDesigns. HealthDesigns is an online site where we can buy vitamins and supplements like zinc supplements, healthy fruits juices, organic foods, and anything that is healthy and good for the body. They carry different brands from Biotics Research, Good Earth, Doctor' Best and many more so you will surely find the health products that you are looking for from their site. They even have products for the health of your pet too.

Caring for your health married or not, with or without kids should always be the top priority of every individual. So check out products from HealthDesigns now so you can start living a healthy lifestyle.


Innovatech's Concrete Polisher = Sparkling Concrete Floors

Posted by abie on 12:38 PM in
My husband is very much excited to move to our new home but he has no choice but to give in to my belief that we should finish the ghost month first, as per the Chinese's Calendar of Feng Shui, so he has to wait until August 29 before we can start moving our things.

So while waiting, he and my dad always visits the house and the last time they were there, they checked and took note of the things that need to be repaired like the replacement of some of the light bulbs, termite treatments to some of the rooms and their priority project is to get a concrete floor grinder to polish the concrete flooring at the roof deck.

So hubby quickly checked the net and discovered Innovatech. Innovatech is a company that provides concrete polishing tools and carpet removal products for any house or establishments. The product that hubby is particularly interested is their I-shine which is the best concrete polisher in the world. It is very easy to use and it will definitely make our floor sparkle fast which is what my hubby wants.

My husband and my dad still has three weeks to do whatever repairs and works they need to do and I am sure they will be able to finish all their projects especially the floor polishing with the help of products from Innovatech before our move on August 29.



Posted by abie on 11:25 PM in ,
I am so excited as we will finally be heading to Cebu for a much needed rest and recreation this coming Friday. I was all smiles when I went home from work today and I can’t stop thinking about our upcoming trip. I only have to wait for a few more days and we are off to paradise.

I have been through a lot of stress and adjustments these past weeks and hubby can attest at how stressed out I am as I have been talking to him about it. My Twitter friends are also a witness of my rants these past weeks and the things that make me feel problematic and stressed out and I know a little time spent away from the place that is giving me stress would really be a perfect breather for me.

Hubby is excited too as I know how he has been working hard lately to make both ends meet so we can pay for our monthly amortization for the housing loan that we got for the purchase of our new house. God knows it is ONLY him and I who will make things work for us as we can’t rely on anybody else for help except the two us so I know how tired he is also so this vacation will be a perfect time for him also to relax.

Just a few more days to go and I can finally be free from all my problems even just for three days.


How to Get Fit and Healthy as a Family

Posted by abie on 7:03 PM in , ,
The quest to a healthier lifestyle becomes a responsibility once you have kids. If you are not concern about your health when you were young, this perspective will change once you start a family and this because you know that they rely on you. Remember that your kids look up to you as their role models so if you are lazy to get up or a fan of unhealthy foods, chances are your children will pick up this character as well.

Here are some tips on how you can get fit and healthy as a family:

1. Engage in weekend physical activities such as biking, walking or hiking. It’ll be fun to be away from home and taking a hike with the family. A few minutes of biking in the morning are also a good a form of exercise. Swimming is another fun exercise activity that is perfect for summer.
2. Limit your time in front of the television or computer screen. Kids could easily pick this habit and next thing you know everyone is slouchy and glued to their favorite TV shows or online games.
3. Being fit and healthy is not all about exercise; it should be accompanied with a balanced diet. Encourage kids to eat fruits and vegetables and prepare home cooked and healthy meals for the entire family.

There are a number of ways on how you can encourage your kids to be active and healthy but they will need your guidance and support all the way. This is the reason why doing it as a family is the best way to do it.

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Vitamin Supplements for our Health

Posted by abie on 9:57 PM in
I caught a terrible virus this week that I was absent from work for three days. If only I don't have a meeting today, I might have skipped work again as I still feel dizzy and I still feel weak today. The doctor who looked after me at the Emergency Room got so alarmed after my CBC Test that she is even suggesting that I should get admitted so they can better monitor my condition.

Because of what happened, I receive a sermon from my husband. I always tell him that we should look after our health, as our goal in life is to live longer so we can be with our kids for as long as we can but it seems that I am the one who should be reminded to take good care of my health.

That is why as soon as I am well to go online; I checked the site of Naturally so I can order vitamin supplements for my husband and me.

Naturally is an online store where I can order vitamins, nitric oxide supplement, food intolerance products, systemic enzyme products, targeted nutritional products, fizzy effervescent products and even natural products for the relief of join pain.

As the name of their store implies, they sell all natural products so I am sure that all of their products will not be harmful to us.

I promise hubby that from now on, I will really look after my health not just for me, but for him and the kids.


Our Saturday

Posted by abie on 9:42 PM in ,
We had a fun Saturday last week because we were able to go out the whole day as a family (which is something we haven’t done in a while).

It was Cobi’s schedule for vaccination in St. Luke’s Global so we left the house around 10 AM. We were in and out of the doctor's clinic in less than 15 or 20 minutes so we decided that we could still have lunch in the Fort before Bela’s gymnastics class at 1 PM.

We dined in at Conti’s (one of our favorite restaurants there) and we pig out. LOL.

After eating lunch, we head straight to Rizal Coliseum for Bela’s 1 PM gymnastics class. The class lasted for more than two hours (Bela was really having fun that she even joined the 2-4 session. LOL) and then we went to Robinsons after.

Our first stop of course in Robinsons is Toys R’ Us and then had merienda in Crepes and Cream and I am happy as I was able to do a little shopping for or upcoming Cebu trip.

I had a though week after that Saturday as I got sick (and I will make a separate post about that) but I have something to look forward to next week as we will head to Cebu for a much needed break.


Custom Flags as Decorations for Bela's Party

Posted by abie on 9:28 PM in
Bela would want to have a Jake and the Neverland Pirates as the theme for her 6th birthday party. She will actually not have a big party for her 6th birthday as budget is a little tight and since she will have a big celebration next year for her 7th. We will just have a celebration at Hospicio de San Jose and we will invite our friends, relatives and Bela's classmates to celebrate with us too with the kids at Hospicio.

Since Jake and the Neverland Pirates is a new show in Disney Junior, I am sure there is not much option for balloon decorations with this theme. So what I am thinking is just put up a lot of custom flags around the party venue and just print a big tarpaulin with a beach setup and a pirate ship as the background.

I checked and I discovered the site of htcustomflags where I can order affordable feather flags. They use the highest quality of material that is made in the USA and the best UV resistant ink to print the flags. They even offer free shipping and turn around time for the order is only 1-3 business days.

I am thinking of getting message flags too with the message "Happy Birthday Bela" or something catchier as the center flag.

I only have three months left and I better start with the party preparations for Bela's 6th birthday celebration.


Nature Fundraising Campaign

Posted by abie on 12:04 AM in
I can't believe it is August already and after this month will be the start of the busy "BER" months which signals the start of the Christmas season.

Every Christmas, a good friend of mine organizes fund raising projects to help the Cancer victims of PGH. Last year, she solicited donations and she organized a party for the kids where she treated the kids like prince and princesses as they watch the play Cinderella before the party. The proceeds of the donations too was used to fund medicines and chemotherapy sessions for the kids who have cancer.

I always like to help my friend for her project because I know that it is for a good cause and so I have been doing some research and I stumbled upon the site of Natures Vision Fundraising.

Since we are all concern about global warming, then organizing a nature fundraiser would be a great idea to help us raise funds that will widened the awareness of people about caring for the environment and at the same time, we will be able to raise funds for the cause that my friend is promoting.

Natures Vision Fundraising has a lot of items that are saleable so we can generate funds for our cause. By tapping their services, they will handle all the ordering and delivery for us so we can just concentrate on our nature fundraising campaign.

I am so excited as I love doing charity work especially if it will benefit a lot of kids who really need our help.


FPJ Marathon

Posted by abie on 11:46 PM in
Since Sunday, we have no Cable Service. We usually encounter a “No Signal” problem from Sky Cable but all we need to do is call Sky Cable and they can reset the box over the phone and restore our service.

But this time is different, as they have to send a technician to check the connections. Since we have no cable for two days since the turnaround time for their technical support is 24-48 hours, hubby kept himself busy by watching:

Our Cable is not working. Skycable will send a technician within 24-48 hrs. In the meantime, fpj marathon for Howell. Mas gusto pa ata nito di magawa cable eh. Hehe
what else but FPJ movies. He excitedly brought out his DVD collection of FPJ movies and had a marathon. Now I am thinking if he is more happy that we don’t have cable connection. LOL.

Our cable service was restored last Tuesday and the technicians found out that all Sky Cable connections have been disconnected from the main post and their suspects are our good old neighbors who want to get everything for free by using jumper connection even for their tv cables. Some people are really born to be molesters, eh? I am glad that we are leaving this neighborhood.


Lea & Lexington Furniture for our New Home

Posted by abie on 11:34 PM in ,
Hubby and I are still in heaven because we sill can't believe that in just a few days, we will be moving in to our dream house that we recently purchased. We actually did not plan for it because the seller, who happens to be hubby's officemate, just happened to mention to hubby in passing that they are selling their house because they are migrating to the US soon. Hubby decided to drive by one day as the house is just near our place and we both look at each other when we saw the house and we both said at the same time, "Let's buy it?"

It was love at first sight. We both fell in love with it that soon enough, hubby arranged for us to visit and checkout the house and all the more we fell in love with it. Hubby immediately negotiated the price and when they both agreed, hubby gave earnest money to secure the deal.

So hubby applied for a housing loan so we can finally purchase our dream house. It was a long process with the bank but we are thankful that the seller was patient and is true to their word as they waited for us until it was only last June that they were able to get the full payment from the back.

It was a journey of six months for us to purchase the house and in just a few days, we will be moving in to the house that we can call our own.

The house has a European theme before with a lot of Stanley furniture so we are thinking if we will go with the same theme or adapt a new look altogether by buying new furniture like the Lexington furniture for our bedroom that I am so loving:

Or this Lea furniture for our children's bedroom.

Thankfully, we don't have to go and visit different stores to get this cute furniture as everything can be seen and bought online via Great Priced Furniture online site. As the name of the site implies, they offer the best price in the market, which is what we are looking for as we are working on a tight budget for the furniture. They even offer free shipping and no sales tax on most items so that will be a big savings for us.

I really can't wait to spend or first night as a family in our new house.


August 29: Move in Date

Posted by abie on 11:47 AM in
This is it, in less than a month we will be moving to our new house. The seller is leaving tomorrow which mean we can move in anytime after tomorrow but since hubby and I believe in Feung Shui, we will be postponing our move until August 29 since it is the first day after the ghost month which is good for house move.

While waiting for August 29, hubby plans to have the interior and exterior of the house repainted. According to the seller we will need around 50,000 for the repainting project and since our savings account is drained to the brim, we might need to check checkcity.com payday advances, as we might need to borrow money so we can have the budget for this house-repainting project before August 29.

We are all excited already. We visited the house last week and we checked the rooms again (this is the first time that we did this again after purchasing the house) and Bela was so excited upon seeing the bath tub and I got really giddy after seeing my walk-in closet.

Just a few more days and we will be moving soon to our dream house.


17 again?

Posted by abie on 11:37 AM in
Just look at hubby’s latest picture?

17 again?
17 again? Hehe. I don’t know what got into him that he went home one day with a new haircut. And then he even shaved his mustache and beard.

Did you know that when I met hubby, he already have a mustache and I married him not seeing how he looks without a mustache. That is why it took a lot of getting used to when I first saw him without a mustache. He even did it while he is on a remote trip and he just sent his picture to me via MMS.

But I like his new haircut and clean-shaven look. He definitely looks a lot younger and less stress out. Even our friends and our kids’ doctor noticed how young he looked like after shaving and with his new haircut.

So dad, I wish you would always keep this haircut. The kids and I like it more than your long wavy hair. LOL.

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