Thursday, May 29, 2008

Save money on

Are you familiar with Black Friday? As a new immigrant, I have no idea what is this means, I've only known about this last year, it is the day after Thanksgiving when major retailers around the country discounts products to help kick off the Christmas shopping season. I had spent two Thanksgiving here so far. I normally start my Holiday shopping the day after Thanksgiving. And I noticed that right after the Thanksgiving, half priced, sales and discounts, I have no idea that they called it Black Friday, maybe because the store will start at dawn, as early as 4am when it is still dark. I knew some people who slept on their car just to be the first in line. Some woke up as early as 3am. My first Black Friday experience was horrible, I stood in line for 3 hours outside, braving the cold weather because it's already winter time. Then when it's my turn to enter the store, the clerk asked for my coupon, I wanted to buy a half-priced GPS that time, but I have no coupon. They required a coupon so you can buy the merchandise that they advertised half-priced.

Not until last year when I learned about cyber monday , my Holiday shopping was very convenient, thanks to this website. It helped me get a great deal on my PDA, I saw the Staples PDA ads like 15 days before Thanksgiving last year, I purchased it online without going to the store, I save around 150 bucks, this is really cool! offers direct links to each product so you can purchase the items online on Black Friday without having to stand in line at the store. The site lets you purchase Black Friday items online without the hassle of having to wake up early at 3am or 4am. also offers email alerts as soon as the ads starts posting on their site. You will just enter your email address in the Email Updates section of their site to be notified when new Black Friday ads are posted. It gives you the advantage by showing you all of the Black Friday ads before anyone else.

Friday, May 23, 2008

My blood type

Thank you Mylou, Prily and Avee for this tag....
According to a Japanese institute that does research on blood types, there are certain personality traits that seem to match up with certain blood types.

TYPE O – You want to be a leader, and when you see something you want, you keep striving until you achieve your goal. You are a trend-setter, loyal, passionate, and self-confident. Your weaknesses include vanity and jealously and tendency to be too competitive.
TYPE A – You like harmony, peace and organization. You work well with others, and are sensitive, patient and affectionate. Among your weaknesses are stubbornness and an inability to relax.
TYPE B – You’re a rugged individualist, who’s straightforward and likes to do things your own way. Creative and flexible, you adapt easily to any situation. But your insistence on being independent can sometimes go too far and become a weakness.
TYPE AB – Cool and controlled, you’re generally well liked and always put people at ease. You’re a natural entertainer who’s tactful and fair. But you’re standoffish, blunt, and have difficulty making decisions.

What is your blood type? From above definition does it fit your personality? Now it is time to roll this Blood Type Tag….I'm passing this to: Beth, Simply Me, and Ness.

*** My blood type is O (not sure if it was + or -) :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

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Friday, May 16, 2008

8 Random Facts/Habits about me

It is not my purpose to give an inventory of my habits/facts about me, but Marie tagged me with this and I like her so, I will make this tag now.
Enjoy reading and check if you'll be tagged next. :)
Here are the rules:
1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3. At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment on their blog and tell them they’ve been tagged, and to come back and read your blog for the whole story.

******* 8 Random Facts/Habits***********

1. I have this habit of being thrifty(frugal)heheheh, but it doesn't mean I'm missing out on life, I buy into the importance of not living beyond our means. And there’s a great deal of comfort and satisfaction to be had in having money on the bank so that we're not devastated by the next misfortune.
2. I don't know but I tend to cry easily, any strong emotions that envelops me, even images that looks pitiful, or when I see a pathetic beggar in the streets, I cry, hubby said I'm sissy.
3. I am often consumed with worry about my siblings, my family, their economic situation is not good. I lie awake at night worrying: Are they okay? Are they happy? Is everything all right with them? Especially now that my nephew has a long term disease called Hydrocephalus.
4. I have memory problem, so if I forget you, please don't get mad at me, it's just me.
5. I'm very big on having celebrity crushes. My first was Ralph Macchio, during his stint on Eight is Enough(hehehe, my age is obvious now). I have since moved on to Harrison Ford, Russell Crowe, and Adam Sandler.
6. My favorite movie is "Gladiator" by Russel Crowe.
7. I'm against the death penalty.
8. I'd like to have children. Or, at least, A child.

Well, that's what I can give now folks!:)Now am tagging Shareen, Laura, Sexymom, Simply Me, Gigi, Island Paradise, Darlene,JonnA, iMELDA.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Social Spark is Sparkling Live!

There's a new social site that you can join and it's now live. Kudo's to Team IZEA to make SocialSpark a reality.

When I first visited the site, it was confusing with all the applications running on the site, (maybe only for a technically-challenged like me)there are some codes that you will put on your blog (if you sign up as a blogger). But now, that I'm familiar with it, it's easy for me to figure out how does it works. The site is eye-catching, the designs and colors is inviting too, you can meet fellow bloggers, leave comments on bloggers and advertisers account, and you can send private messages too.

This buzzing new site will provide an additional way to market your site, it will feature your blog with information about it that will be readily be available to all the other members of the community.

I've signed up right away as a blogger and gain a lot of friends, like Archit , he is one of my favorite and I picked him up because he is willing to help newbies like me that needs assistance with technical and all other things, he joined Social Spark since it's Alpha test period, that's why he is well acquainted with the site's Terms and Conditions. His blogger profile is also on the SocialSpark top 10 Blogger list.

What I like about it, this site has code of ethics, I like sites that have ethics! Their code includes such niceties as in-post disclosure, they want honest opinions (not just “yes man” lip service), and they are search engine friendly posts because of the “no-follow” attribute so as not to affect search engine rankings.

Well, there are some things that I don't like so far, other than it takes some time to load, I observed that some members are taking advantage or going crazy over popularity by adding friends and inviting them to prop their blog, or there are some private messages informing you that they prop your blog and they expected you to do the same with their blog. And when I try to take opportunities, it appears that I do not qualify to take them. And if you qualified for the offer, they will ask if you want to reserve the opportunities and they will put you in line. The waiting thing is frustrating.

I have problem navigating when I'm in the site too, I always get lost along the way all the time. I wish their web design is a lot easier and more simple to navigate for more speed and quick browsing.

Check it out now the site and don't miss the fun and opportunities!

*This post is sponsored by Social Spark.*

Sunday, May 11, 2008

An Amazing Mother

I just finished watching a new show in the television about this huge family. Michelle Duggar of Tontitown, Arkansas is pregnant. With her 18th child.....and says she has no plans to stop any time soon. I was so amazed how this woman managed to have many kids and keep adding, her new baby will due on New Year's day. She has been pregnant for more than 11 years of her life. The Duggar children, all with first names beginning with "J," range from Jennifer, 9 months, to Josh, 20. They're all home-schooled.

The show looks at life inside the Duggar home, where chores — or “jurisdictions” — are assigned to each child. One episode of the show involves a “jurisdiction swap,” where the boys do chores traditionally assigned to the girls, and vice versa.The girls swapped jurisdictions, changing tires, working in the garages, mowing the grass. The boys got to cook supper from start to finish, clean the bathrooms,” among other chores.

They are followers of the evangelical Christian movement called Quiverful, which teaches that children are God’s blessing and that husbands and wives should happily welcome every child they are given.

And they won’t stop, because they can’t stop. Duggar said she’s six weeks along and the pregnancy is going well. She and her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, said they’ll keep having children as long as God wills it.

Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but, isn’t it pretty risky to give birth after age thirty-five? Or perhaps after seventeen babies.......

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Things to do

I was tagged by my 3 blogger friends, Ness, Mylou and Jeanmarie, all with the same thoughts so I just put this into one post. Thanks, friends for this tag.

Here Are My Top 5 Things To Do:

1. Wake up early and catch up my friends and family in yahoo chat.
2. Water the plants in the patio before going to work.
3. Go to work.
4. Bloghopping while catching opps.
5. Searching for school( interested to be a dental hygienest technician)

BUSY PEOPLE: 1.) my chopsuey 2.) mind bubbles 3.) vanity kit 4.) somethingpurple 5.) a detour 6.) Confessions of a Supermodel Wannabe 7.) Mitch of When Silence Speaks 8.) Hailey's Domain9. Hailey's Beats and Bits 10. Air Sick 11. Avee's Adventures 12. Never Ending Stories 13. Essay of Life 14. Tasteful Voyage 15. A mom's note 16.Blogging & IT 17. Ness 18. 19. Mylou 20. Jeanmarie 21. Virgie 22. Put your name here.

Tagging my list of friends: Ice, Virgie, Marie and Lourdz.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mass on Sunday

God is pretty amazing in the way that He continues to provide for me. Being new in this place, I'm lucky to have a church near home. I think I have found the one in this church, there is a strong sense of community, contemporary service and great youth program. I like the way priest expresses his sermon, humorous but full of conviction and convincing. Although, hubb doesn't goes with me, he is not a catholic, I enjoy attending sunday service regardless where the church is.

This church is twice the size of the church in Dubuque. Very huge inside and nice. The only thing that I notice here, after the mass, the priest will go to the exit door where everyone can say a final goodbye, greet, shake hands, or talk to him. Since no one knows me there yet, and my first time, I introduced myself to him(Father Bob), and he gave me a welcome blessing. Unlike the Catholic churches that I attended in the Philippines, church here serves wine to all during communion. But up to you, if you want to drink, because a lot of people will drink on one glass. At least 1 glass in a line. The server just wipe the mouth of the glass after each drink. Some drinks, some don't. Another thing, at the time of communion, people will stay in their seat and wait for their turn to stand up and goes in line. First row at the front will stand first, goes in line, then second row, third row, and so on and so forth. It's systematic, if you will attend in the Philippine church, people will just line up regardless of the seating arrangement. People are everywhere, standing at the back or side, crowded.

Monday, May 5, 2008


Today will be my first day at work. I was hired by Roundy's, the company who operates Pick "n Save. Here in Wisconsin, I notice that Pick 'n Save are everywhere in the corner. So during one of my grocery shopping trip, I tried to apply on their online hiring center kiosk. It was so quick, after 10 minutes, they called me right away for an interview. It's not my dream job, but I have to keep my paycheck going, I just received my last paychecks from Dubuque School and Y last Friday. So, this job offer is a blessing to continue my paycheck.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Flower Award

This is so sweet, thanks Ness for giving this single red rose. It makes my difficult day better. I remember the first flower that I ever received, it was Valentines day and a gorgeous fresh single rose. The gorgeous flowers have long gone but even after long years, the breathtaking memory has not diminished one bit. Everytime I see a red rose, it reminds me of those beautiful flowers and the card message. Flowers have a way of creating strong and lasting memories. Flowers may fade but the emotions felt never will.

We always gives flowers to someone very special to us. I would like to pass this flower award to these special ladies: Shelley, Petradear, Prily, Janababe, Shareen, Chant, Nedekcir, Lispeth, Tanya, and JOnna. And to all my blogger friends who are interested please feel free to grab it. :)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Fun Tag

Thanks Elaine for this tag.
Here are the rules:
1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you've done it!I would like to pass this tag to my blogger friends. :)
I know some may have hectic schedule right now, feel free to do it anytime you want to.
Cheers! Ness, Blessie, Lina, Florlilicious, Mylou, sheng, Wheng, Simply me, chelle, Neeraj, Beth and Susan.

The Twelve Months

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality ( Ehem) Sexy (Ehem) Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others.Revengeful - Mmm,Nah! Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners.Nah! Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody. BINGO!!! Most of these traits are true for me

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.