Saturday, December 22, 2007

What's my Rating?

Juliana, wanted to know the rating of this blog.

This Page is Rated


Why don't you check yours?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Another LO Share

Another LO that I've just created a while ago. Josh is not my son, he's my nephew. My sister's baby.

Background by Tina Chambers
Torn Paper by Debbie & Laura
Burlap Buttons by Tina Chambers
Copper Buttons by Laura Bavin
Shabby & Pretty Papers by Lemonade and Mint
Swirly by Marcee Sugar
Glass flower by Marcee Sugar
Knot by Samara Gugler

A meme that tugs the heart

I Got tagged by Idealpinkrose who was tagged by Gbex about what does Christmas means to me....and so now i am giving you a piece of my thoughts about it.....but before I jot them down, let me first give you the instructions of this meme:
Here they are:

1. Make a paragraph next to the last paragraph in the tag that is passed to you "What is Christmas to you" and put your name at the end of it linking back to your site, or the page that answered this tag.

2. You can use a title that will suit your Christmas idea.

3. Then tag as many as you can.

Christmas is an annual holiday that makes my little wishes come true. A pair of new shoes, new dress and gifts from my Godparents. That's how I defined Christmas years and years ago until… I came to Bahrain. That's when I realized what it really means. A special day to commemorate the birth of Jesus. Here in Bahrain, Christmas is nothing. It's just an ordinary working day for almost everyone, unless your boss is considerate, he'll give you at least a half day to celebrate, if there are celebrations happening. But in my case, there's nothing to celebrate literally. Everyone is at work, that includes my husband and myself. We attend the midnight (Christmas Eve) mass and that's it, go to sleep and get back to work the next day, on Christmas day. My first Christmas away from home happened in 1999. I came here in October and had the most loneliest Christmas ever in my life - without my family. That made me realized their importance. On how meaningless celebrations would be without them. To cut the story short, for me Christmas is all about Jesus and family. If you have friends to celebrate this special day with you, that's a bonus! -When Silence Speaks


A little while ago, I talked to my daughter about this year's Christmas being different from the other Christmases we had. She asked me why. I explained to her that my husband and I are both undergoing financial difficulties since hubby has just been doing consultancy work since March and that means no extra money for the holiday expenses, not that we give expensive, extravagant gifts, we don't. She said something like: "It's okay, we don't need expensive gifts, what is important is that we are together." Thank you, Trixie, for making this easier. (Please click on her name to see what she has written in her blog about her thoughts on this.) We have always emphasized about the real meaning of this holy day. That this is about Jesus who came to save us from sins and give us eternal life. We always make it a point to go to church during the morning of Christmas day to give thanks to the Lord. Christmas is not just a holy day, not just a time of giving gifts but a time to thank the Lord for the blessings of life. TeacherJulie


Christmas is about the decision that God made to save mankind! The piercing truth is that Christmas is about so many decisions. First: It is the decision of God to send us Jesus Christ. Second: It is the decision of Mary to accept the will of God and cooperate in the plan of salvation. Third: Joseph decided to take Mary as his wife despite her condition. Joseph did not understand completely and yet because the angel told him so, he decided to say 'yes', too. Sometimes I feel that the yes of Mary overstated and the weight of Joseph's yes was underestimated. If Joseph did not agree to the angel's leading, the 'yes' of Mary would have resulted in a condemnable pregnancy that could have led to a dead mother and baby. Mary should have been stoned to death if Joseph decided to say no. Joseph's decision was important. Fourth: It was also the decision of the wise Men to go another way and not collaborate with Herod who wanted to kill the Child Jesus. Fifth: It was the decision, too, of the shepherds to go in haste and tell the others what they have seen. So, for me Christmas is a story of decisions! - Dom


hhhhmmmm, 'what is Christmas to me?' is something that is very significant to my heart... Christmas to me is approaching Jesus with an offering of simple adornments, not gold or precious stones but a pure and clean heart! It is important to remember though that it is HE who wants to come to me, to us. How we look externally and/or outwardly might not mean as much to HIM but only a pure and contrite heart!.... He wants to look into our hearts because it is there where HE wants to dwell to bring to it beauty and light. His wish is that here, within the deep recesses of our hearts and souls, which HE fashioned with love after HIS own heart, only one STAR shines brightly!.... So our hearts must carry HIM and HIM alone. For HE is the light, like no other. And if we carry HIM in our hearts, there is no need for make-up, jewelry, or even a brand new colorful polo shirt or blouse and skirt because we will radiate with HIS light and beauty and when that happens, there can never be too much. -Gbex


What is Christmas? hmmmm... When the month of "ber" comes and it's getting colder, Christmas is coming and i'm always looking forward for this month and weather. When i was young, Christmas for me is vacation, wearing new clothes, meeting relatives and getting more presents. But it changed when i entered college and got a job. The meaning became saving money, meeting friends and buying presents specially for my godchildren. Generally, we defined Christmas as the birth of Christ. Everyone is busy buying presents but we never thought or gave anything to the Celebrant (Jesus). This Christmas, give your present to God. Surrender your life to Him and this is the best present that you can give. - idealpinkrose


We celebrate Christmas because it's the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. It's all about Love why HE was born and died on the cross for us. John 3:16-17 says, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." Therefore, for me the true meaning of Christmas is Love and with it comes forgiveness and reconciliation. We also remember His birth by giving each other gifts, worshipping Him, and being especially conscious of the poor and less fortunate. - Thinking Out Loud

Now, I am tagging Michelle, Liza and Juliana , Butchay

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

More Awards

I got another award from Jin. Thank you girl.

Anyone can grab this.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Back to Blogging

This is why I didn't blog for 5 days, I'm busy doing my mom's scrapbook as a gift for her bday on the 24th. I have mentioned from my previous blog that we are planning for a surprise party that will be held on the 23rd and we are now busy organizing it. I'm in a rush to finish the scrapbook. Actually I've printed out some of the pages I've made including the invitation card. Only me my sis and my dad know this. I've contacted a very good friend of mine who hosted my wedding to help us out with the gimmicks to make it very memorable for my mom. She's also a party planner and a singer that's why she can be of big help.

We're done with the food tasting last Dec 1. It was really good and the price as well. A buffet with 16 native and Asian dishes, with appetizer station, Mongolian bar, Garden and native salad, assortment of pickled fruits and veggies, halo-halo bar, desserts and bottomless drinks.

We have ordered the cake this afternoon, at least 2 weeks earlier because we know that there'll be lots of occasions for Christmas and we wanna make sure that we order it ahead of time.
I've seen this picture from the Internet and showed it to the cake decorator but it will not be exactly as this one. We decided to make it round with only 3 layers instead of 4 and the colors will follow the motif which is Red and Gold (RED symbolizes Love and GOLD for Blessings). Gold is also the favorite color of our mom.

We are also planning to distribute the invites next week making sure that nobody will leak it to my mom.

By the way, These are some of the scrap pages I've made

Background- Tropical mini kit by lsmdigital works
Patch- Modern and Natural Kit by lsmdigital works
Hay bale, Mat Flower, Doodle and Ribbon- Thanksgiving collection by Debbie and Laura
Flowers- Sunny day Collection by Nayyancita
Gold Torn Inked- Colorful Memories by Debbie and Laura

All designs are freebies at ScrapbookFlair Designer Collection

Designs- Fantasie d'aile minikit by Kim Liddiard
Page turn- Sunny day Collection by Nayyancita
Autumn Leaf- Color of Autumn by Pelin
Mocha Flower- My Mocha mini kit by LorieM designs
Flower- Brown Bag Mini kit by LorieM designs
Sunflower- Flourish collection by Monja
Vintage Flower- Vintage collection by Nayyancita
Ribbons- Vintage Collection by Nayyancita
- Thanksgiving collection by Debbie and Laura
Gold Scroll- Wedding Memories by Pelin

Background and Red Flower- Vintage collection by Nayyancita
Wood Frame- Colorful Memories by Debbie and Laura
Sunflower- Flourish Collection by Monja
Mocha Flower- Mocha mini kit by LorieM designs
Corner- Wedding Memories by Pelin
Film Strip and Tag- Welcome Kit from Digital Scrapbook Place


I got This tag from Michelle. Thanks sis!

It is December once again, the perfect time to extend our greetings to everyone in the blogosphere and unite for a common purpose: to enjoy life within the cyberspace.

So let’s give ourselves a break to go round and meet other bloggers, be the e-Santa Claus.

How to Join?

[1] Fill up and submit the details of this form.
[2]Copy and post the rules to your blog. Include the “backward list” (a record of how the tag reached you) and add your name.
[3] Recruit for participants. Be sure to get their consent.

Should they agree to join, add them to your “forward list” (bloggers you’ve convinced to join).

Remind them to do item #1.

** Participants will be accepted until December 16 (Phil. time) only. On December 17, the organizer will email to you the details of your Ronito/Ronita. Send him/her a Christmas greeting via E-cards preferably on December 25.

Should time be a constraint, you can send it earlier.

My Backward Link List:
iRonnie , jeff, bluepanjeet, thess ,GBex , Liza, Liza 2, Rems, Eds, Abie, Thea, Lorie

- add your name here.

I want to extend the spirit of Christmas to the following friends: Buge, Jin, Liza, Lutchi, Petra, Idealpinkrose.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Linky Love Chain

I got this tag from Michelle. Thank you sis!

The rule:

When you get tagged, you have to add your name next to the person who tagged you and by doing so you are letting the list grow.
Rachel’s Soulful Thoughts
When Silence Speaks
Dancing in Midlife Tune
Underneath it All
My Charmed Life
Blueberry Cheesecake
Thinking Out Loud

To let this list grow more, am passing the tag to:

Jean, Diane, Jhona, Raquel, Lheeanne.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

What kind of impression do I make?

I took the test and got this result... Try it yourself

You Make a Good First Impression

You probably are making a much better impression than you realize.
Social situations can be a bit awkward for you at times, and you tend to over think what you say and do.
If you make a social faux pas, you remember it a lot longer than anyone else does.

Just relax and do your best. There are little things you can do to improve your social image.
Express more of an interest in the people around you, and be a good listener.
The secret of fascinating people is that they find everyone else fascinating!

Scrappy Scraps...

What a beautiful day today! I Love the weather, Sunny but windy. Haaay! Christmas is really coming! Anyway, I'd like to share some LOs that I've previously posted in my Friendster account. These are Pictures of Josh, my Nephew.



Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rocking Chair

It was noontime today when I was sitting in our living room, watching TV, that I felt like my chair was rocking. I didn't move for a while, not sure of what was happening, only my eyes were just moving, looking around until I saw the fancy decors hanging above the TV, swaying back and forth. Was it an earthquake? At first I didn't know but I have a feeling it was. I went upstairs and asked my mom if she felt it and told her that I think there was an earthquake. I'm not really sure about it so she opened the radio immediately. I went downstairs, still confused, asking myself if I was delusional. I can see the fancy decors still moving but about to stop already. I thought it was just the wind, but the windows were closed. So I went upstairs again and told my mom that it was really an earthquake and true enough it was. An Intensity 3 quake hit Manila while Intensity 2 in Quezon City. The epicenter was 77 kilometers from Lingayen, Pangasinan. According to Punongbayan it is unlikely to cause a tsunami or even stronger aftershocks. Thank God that the Magnitude was only 5.4 and there wasn't any reports of damage or injury...

***The Philippine archipelago lies along the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanic activities are common.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Of Separation and Survival...

Been wanting to write this...

A lot of those I know always ask me how do I manage a long distance relationship? As I always exclaim! (with exclamation point haha!) it depends on the couple handling it that's why trust and communication is very important. Being separated from the person you love is very challenging in the sense that it puts your love to test. I will tell you this " If your relationship didn't last for the reason that his absence made you fall out of love then that is NOT love at all that is just INFATUATION sistah!!!!!"

Love survives separation; Infatuation cannot!

Love may even grow during a separation. Absence does make the heart grow fonder. If your love has been genuine, you will have been uniting your life more and more with your loved one. When he or she is separated from you, you will feel as though part of your own self is missing. Absence helps you recognize how much the relationship means to you.

Infatuation dies quickly once the other person fades from the sight. Out of sight, out of mind holds because infatuation bases itself largely on the physical attraction and one or two other qualities. Interest will die rather rapidly when the relationship is not sustained by contact. Infatuation cannot survive the test of time.


Of course we wouldn't want to be in a long distance relationship. Who wanted it anyway? Nobody! right? But sometimes for some reasons we have to be in it. Sooner or later I will have to go with my hubby (sa US) but as for now we are enjoying every moment that we are missing each other...excited as we are in planning his next vacation.. Mas masarap kapag namimiss nyo ang isa't-isa kesa sa nagkakasawaan kayo dahil lagi kayong magkasama diba?!. Of course there are some quarrels that we cannot avoid but that's what makes it colorful and spicy. What is important is that at the end of the day we reconcile and understand more of each other.
Lucky Me
That I have a very patient, understanding and loving husband. A person with a very good heart.

Birth Month

Thanks for this tag Diane.

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!

Here's my birth month:

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.

The Twelve Month

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. Sexy. 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. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

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.

Now I'm tagging Liza and Joey

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Be The Blog Award

Jean gave me this award. Something that brightened up my day! Thank you so much. I appreciate it.

"Be The Blog" award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can "be the blog" - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun."

I'm passing this on to everybody. You can snag this.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Personalized Frames

I'm so inspired to make a Personalized Photo Frame for me and my KUYA (my hubby). Thought of displaying it to my Room and I came up with these...

It's now on my side table. I love the beads and the color combination--Green and yellow-- our wedding motif...

This is still unfinished... The only thing lacking was the stand w/ the cardboard at the back. I got an idea that Personalized Frames like this can be a nice present for my friends. Cool!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

My Japanese Name

My Japanese Name Is...

Sanako Imaidegawa

I saw this blog from Diane. I got curious so I tried it and It's cool! I love it!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Make money online

Don't you know that you can earn money by blogging? I just found that out today. Everytime I do bloghopping I see posts on how they get paid by blogging. Never understand about it until finally I found the right website-- that would explain me how to. You just have to mention or talk about their products and services in your blogs or journals. Then they'll pay you in exchange.

In addition, if you're an advertiser, you can register your products to their website.


CREDITS: Designs are freebies @ ScrapbookFlair Designer Collections
Flourish Mat is from Welcome Kit @ Digital Scrapbook Place


About 2 days ago, I got a phone call from my Kuya (my beloved husband) telling me that his Petition for me has been approved already. Yippeee!!! I'll be receiving letter from the embassy within 90 days. I was happy at the moment but became confused after. I have applied my NCLEX last August and I'm expecting to get my eligibility this December. Now, I'm thinking where to take the Exam. As much as possible I wanna take it here. The earliest schedule could be April if it's not yet fully booked. Hopefully I'm still here by that time... Bahala na

Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday Morning

I haven't done much last weekend. Just stayed home and rest. Anyway, this morning I went to the PRC for my Scheduled Registration...

I recently passed the Nursing Board Exam.Yes! I'm one of the thousands who passed last June. I belong to the Allied group. My previous courses were Biology and Medicine...

Going Back, I was just in time when I got there. I immediately went to the verification section and luckily the line wasn't long. They instructed us to wait outside near the flag pole for the roll call. As I was sitting there, I thought that maybe It will not take long and I can go home early. After a while a man came out and called us one by one to pay for the registration fee. When he called me he said "Ah! Ito may Problema!". I approached him and he instructed me to go to the Records Section for verification of my Birth Date. True enough that instead of July 3, they put July 1. Unfortunately I didn't bring my Original Birth Certificate (who would have thought that I'll be needing it?) so I have to go back tomorrow and show it to them. I went home early (as expected hehehe), haven't done my registration and now I will have to file a petition for the change of my Birth. Whew!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Super Star Award from Diane

I got this award from Diane. Thank you so much!

Now I'm passing this on to my new found friend Jin. Rock on!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Blogging Tips

Michelle, thank you for this tag!

Here’s how it goes: When this is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside those that you like. Write your own blogging tip for other bloggers. Try to make your tip general.

Tag as many people as you want.

1. Don’t let money change ya!

2. Look, read, and learn.

3. Be, EXCELLENT to each other.

*4. Always reply to your comments.

*5. Blog about what you know & love.

6. Don’t use filthy language-buy a dictionary.

7. Blog about something educational.

*8. Be yourself; others will follow.

9. Don’t have too many blogs that will become a chore to maintain.

*10. Keep it simple, user-friendly, interesting and organized!

11. Keep the blog simple and sweet!!

12. Share with others your thoughts and don’t be shy!

13. Never ask for link exchange. Blog hop to increase traffic.

*14. Don’t clutter your blog with ads all over the place. IT’S IRRITATING.

*15. Don’t comment for the sake of commenting. Some looked too fake and its a big turn off!

16. Share something interesting and you will gain more readers.

*17. Show that we care to all bloggers, treat each other as friends.

*18. Pictures say a million words. Keep them coming!

*19. Blogging should be fun or you’ll get tired of it pretty soon.

20. Don’t think people will come to your blog if you’re not willing to pay a visit to them.

*21. Everyone loves read short posting and best, illustrated with a picture.

22. Try not to publish more than 5 posts in one blog a day. Even if it’s from feed reader, it’s quite hard to digest and catch up reading everything.

*23. Blog, the other window to peek into people’s life, minus the trouble. keep a certain level of privacy to yourself.

24. Use simple words, not like the ones that require your readers to consult the dictionary. Girlie of

25. Take time to visit your friendly links WITH OR WITHOUT SPONSORED POSTS, probloggers are required to update their blogs so expect they always have something new. Marie the Vanidosa

*26. Be kind and appreciate your readers by taking time to really know them. Take time to read their blogs and comment with your heart. Even if you’re into problogging, don’t forget to blog with your heart not just for the sake of the money.

*27. Share your blog awards to blogger friends whose blog inspires you and open your mind to another perspective in life and even to less-visited blog which you think their blog and thoughts are unique. Arlene of

28. Be factual and do not rely 100% on gossips/hearsays especially if you are writing about sensitive topics. Back up your facts with links from reliable sources, if needed. Julie of

29. When you blog hop, leave sincere or witty remarks, the author would check you out for sure. Try to post useful tips for mommies, career women and students as well so you’ll have varied readers. And make lots of friends thru your blog. Rowena of

30. When you write posts, write something that is interesting, funny or educational, and share stories that will let your readers know who you are. Share some pictures. Blogging is a way to gain friends, when they leave comment be sure to reply to those comments. Get in touch with your readers. Visit those who visit you. When you leave comments in their blogs, be sincere and true. Leave comment as a friend, not just for the sake of commenting. Show them that you’re really interested with what they write and that you want them to be your friends too. Ann of

*31. Interesting or not, just let your blog reflect the real you. It is always best for people to like you and befriend you for who you really are. But of course it is also better to leave the more personal things, personal. You don’t need to blog about them if you don’t want to. Remember, anyone and everyone can access your blog. ~ ~

32. Update often — people are a lot more nosy and interested in your life than you might think!

*33. Don’t forget the reason why you started blogging. Mine is to show Summer how she was when she was small when she grows up. I see to it that my posts are Summer-friendly.

34. Don’t forget to mention your sources or references. In using other people’s photos or infos, always ask PERMISSION first & give DUE CREDIT. Respect intellectual property of others.

*35. Always keep in mind that blogging is all about keeping memories in file. And do not do something because you want to have something to blog about.

36. Blog like everybody is reading. Like your boss, in-laws or worst enemy.

37. Blogging is a means of expressing yourself through writing. It is a way of self revealing to others. Be sure that what you write is always real and true because this is how other people will know you.- LORIE of

Now I'm passing this to wersp

I'm Sponge Bob Square Pants

I'm Tagging Alpha, Diane, Jin, Jean, Jody, Eds, Mich and Michelle

Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character. Have you ever asked yourself what cartoon character do you most resemble?

A group of investigators got together and analyzed the personalities of well known and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this test.

Answer all the questions (only 10) with what describes you best, add up all your Points (which are next to the answer that you choose) at the end and look for your results.

Do not cheat by looking at the end of this post before you are done.
Then ask your Friends to answer it. (Make sure to Highlight your answers)

1. Which one of the following describes the perfect date?
.a) Candlelight dinner (4 pts.)
.b) Fun/Theme Park (2 pts.)
.c) Painting in the park (5 pts)
.d) Rock concert (1 pt.)
.e) Going to the movies (3 pts.)

2. What is your favorite type of music?
.a) Rock and Roll (2 pts.)
.b) Alternative (1 pt.)
.c) Soft Rock (4 pts.)
.d) Country (5 pts.)
.e) Pop (3 pts.)

3. What type of movies= do you prefer?
.a) Comedy (2 pts.)
.b) Horror (1 pt.)
.c) Musical (3 pts.)
.d) Romance (4 pts.)
.e) Documentary (5 pts.)

4.. Which one of these occupations would you choose if you only could choose one of these?
.a) Waiter (4 pts.)
.b) Professional Sports Player (5 pts.)
.c) Teacher (3 pts.)
d) Police (2 pts.)
.e) Cashier (1 pt)

5 . What do you do with your spare time?
.a) Exercise (5 pts.)
.b) Read (4 pts.)
.c) Watch television (2 pts.)
.d) Listen to music (1 pt.)
.e) Sleep (3 pts.)

6. Which one of the following colors do you like best?
.a) Yellow (1 pt.)
.b) White (5 pts.)
.c) Sky Blue (3 pts.)
.d) Dark Blue (2 pts.)
.e) Red (4 pts.)

7. What do you prefer to eat?
.a) Snow (3 pts.)
.b) Pizza (2 pts.)
.c) Sushi (1 pt.)
.d) Pasta (4 pts.)
.e) Salad (5 pts.)

8 What is your favorite holiday?
.a) Halloween (1 pt.)
.b) Christmas (3 pts.)
c) New Year (2 pts.)
.d) Valentine's Day (4 pts.)
.e) Thanksgiving (5 pts.)

9. If you could go to one of these places which one would it be?
.a) Paris (4 pts)
.b) Spain (5 pts)
.c) Las Vegas (1 pt)
.d) Hawaii (4 pts)
.e) Hollywood (3 pts)

10. With which of the following would you prefer to spend time with?
.a) Someone Smart (5 pts.)
.b) Someone attractive (2 pts.)
.c) Someone who likes to Party (1 pt.)
.d) Someone who always has fun (3 pts.)
.e) Someone very sentimental (4 pts.)

Now add up your points and find out the answer you have been waiting for!

Put your character in the subject line and forward to your friends and back to the person that sent this to you.

Very interesting to see 'who' your friends are!

(10-16 points) You are Garfield :
You are very comfortable, easy going, and you definitely know how to
have fun but sometimes you take it to an extreme. You always know what
you are doing and you are always in control of your life. Others may
not see things as you do, but that doesn't mean that you always have to do what is right. Try to remember, your happy spirit may hurt you or others.

(17-23 points) You are Snoopy:
You are fun, you are very cool and popular. You always know what's i n
and you are never are out of style You are good at knowing how to
satisfy everyone else. You have probably disappeared for a few days
more than once but you always come home with the family values that you learned Being married and having children are important to you, but
only after you have had your share of fun times

(24-28 points) You are Elmo:
You have lots of friends and you are also popular, always willing to
give advice and help out a person in need. You are very optimistic and
you always see the bright side of things. Some good advice: try not to
be too much of a dreamer. Dreaming too big could cause many conflicts in
your life.

(29-35 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants:
You are the classic person that everyone loves. You are the best friend
that anyone could ever have and never wants to lose. You never cause
harm to anyone and they would never not understand your feelings. Life
is a journey, it's funny and calm for the most part. Stay away from
traitors and jealous people, and you will be stress free.

(36-43 points) You are Charlie Brown:
You are tender, you fall in love quickly but you are also very serious
about all relationships. You are a family person. You call your Mom
every Sunday. You have many friends and may occasionally forget a few
Birthdays. Don't let your passion confuse you with reality.

(44-50 points) You are Dexter:
You are smart and definitely a thinker... Every situation is fronted
with a plan. You have a brilliant mind. You demonstrate very strong
family principles. You maintain a stable routine but never ignore a bad
situation when it comes. Try to do less over thinking every once in a
while to spice things up a bit with spontaneity!

Now don't spoil it! Have some Fun!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Just Posting

I'm sharing with you some pages I've made for my Scrapbook. I'm just a starter and not as creative as others but I'm proud to have made these...
Credits: Welcome Kit from Digital Scrapbook Place

This one is for my Wedding Scrapbook. I used to do the traditional but this is much better.
CREDITS: Wedding Moments Kit by bengigirl from Scrapbookflair

*** More Freebies are also available from Digital Pinay

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What's happening?


I slept late last night watching news about the Batasan Blast. Whew! What's happening to us? Few weeks ago it was Glorietta now it's Batasan Pambansa where Congress sessions are held. Sometimes I'm thinking that there isn't really a safe place to go today. Bomb Threats are everywhere especially now that Christmas is coming. This really affects the image of our nation to other countries. A sad story especially to those who were affected by the tragedy, and to the families who have lost their loved ones.

No Remittance Issue

Before All Soul's Day I've received several emails about the NO REMITTANCE POLICY of the OFW on Now. 1 and 2. They called to all OFWs not to send money here in the Phil during those dates to see if it will affect the Dollar Rate that is going down tremendously. Sad to say that the effect was nothing...

I remember the first time I received money from my husband (a US resident)---2 years ago--- the rate of Dollar to Peso was 56:1. Now it dropped to 43 and some even say that it may reach as low as 39 on December due to large remittances during this season. Commodities are getting high but the remittances are getting low. How can survival be possible for families who are dependent to their loved ones working abroad if the money they are receiving is decreasing? What more to those who are just working here? No wonder why rallies are everywhere... People are always trying to reach out for their sentiments but the government pays no attention to it.

What's happening nowadays? Things are just getting worst...

Morning Blog...

All I could think of everyday when I wake-up was to open my computer and write something for my blog. Waaaah! I'm kinda addict to this already. Aside from scrapbooking and searching for freebies on the net, I'm also fond of blog hopping. Learning new things from their sites and getting new ideas for scrapbooking.

To those who are visiting my site and leaving their messages THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I appreciate that you're spending time reading my blogs. This is why blogging is fun, aside from sharing and showing who you are, you also get to know lots of people then you become friends later on.

I'm your private dancer

Me and my sister are planning for a Surprise Birthday Party for my mom. We're lucky to get the date that we wanted because we did an early booking for December. We are also planning for a ballroom dancing since most of our guests are oldies. Me and my sister aren't good at it that's why we're planning to get a DI to teach us the Chacha, the Swing etc... hmmmm


- Plan as early as possible. You should have at least an approximate number of guests and a date for the event.

- Look for a Venue 2-3 mos before the event. If you want to do it at your place there's no need to worry plus it's much cheaper but if you want to do it in a restaurant or hotels then you should start finding one as Early as possible because there will be lots of events for December and most of the party venues are already booked.

- Schedule you Food Tasting
Make your Program

- Invite your guest and ask for confirmation.
Everything should be final 2-3 weeks before the event

*** FOOD is very important in any parties. A buffet or an Eat-all-you can Restaurant is better to satisfy your guests.

*** CAKE is also an attraction. It's better if you suggest your own design and type of Cake then ask the bakeshop of your choice to do it for you.

Monday, November 12, 2007

I know it's coming

I know it's coming...
the colorful lights that I see everynight before I go to sleep and the Christmas Songs that I hear every morning when I wake-up. The morning breeze, the cold wind and sunny sky everyday. All of this reminds me that Christmas is fast approaching.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

First Time...

I've been doing my scrapbook in a traditional way which started after I got married. Been wondering how to make a digital one and finally I was able to learn it from Scrapbookflair.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

June 2007 NLE Board Passers

I have the links here where you can find the list of June 2007 NLE Board Passers

Oath Taking will be held before the board on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 8:00 AM for surnames starting with A-J and 1:00 PM for surnames starting with K-Z at the ARANETA COLISEUM, Araneta Center, Cubao, QC. All must come in their White Gala Uniform, Nurses cap, White Shoes, without earings, hair not touching the collar and without corsage.

Tickets are now available at the Ground Floor of the PRC main Bldg, Sampaloc Manila.


Sunday, August 12, 2007


Today's a memorable one...

Since it's weekend, my sis and I went to Serendra at Market! Market!... I always pass by the place every time I go to Paranaque via C5 but this was my first time to go inside it. She brought me to Conti's where the Cakes are good. I ordered Mango Bravo. Ang sarap lolah! Plus the price is only P85 but per slice is good for 2 persons already. Whew! Two thumbs up for that!!!

Ok this is the real story, as we stroll around the mall my mom called and wants us to go home right away coz she wants to eat at Barrio Fiesta for the Mirienda Buffet (starts at 3 pm). As usual we have to drive for her. She said she has to go back home right away so she can watch the interview of Ylmas and Ruffa (give me a break!!!) that starts at 4pm. It was already 2:45 at that time and we have to travel about 30-45 mins to pick her up. That means we have to hurry so I told my sis I'll dive the car since I drive faster than her. Unfortunately, we don't know the route going back to C5. We just followed the Jeep, drove around the mall and then finally I saw the sign "C5". That was a relief, we were at C5 already when we realized that we are going to Paranaque (we're suppose to be on the opposite side). We stopped at a Gasoline Station and asked where to take the U-turn... In short we were able to see the U-turn. This is where the story started, since I'm in a hurry to pick up mom, I don't have much patience on any vehicle that would block my way. There was a little traffic jam before the the U-turn slot and a tricycle suddenly cut me out eh ayaw ko nga magpasingit!!!. SA init ng ulo ko binusinahan ko sya and I didn't stop until I got his attention. He stopped in front of me and gave me a look then went on. When I got the chance to overtake him, He drove faster till he reached me and then I heard a loud noise coming from my side. I know he hit the car... INTENTIONALLY!!!... I slowed down a bit and looked at him then the person I though was his passenger was laughing with the driver. I got scared!!! I didn't stop to see if my car was damaged although my sister was shouting at me to stop. I know they could harm us. I just told my sister don't worry about the damage, I'll fix it blah! blah! blah!...It's more dangerous if we'll stop coz they might do something to us since we're both girls. We were talking about it til we reached home. She said she wants to see the car right away coz she has a feeling the damage is big... After parking, we both checked the car and BULAGA!!!! Mom saw us and said" nagasgasan kayo no?!" but to our surprise there was no Damage/Scratch at all. I don't know what happened maybe a miracle but I swear binangga nya kami. It was a big relief though!!!

***Well! My mom changed her mind, don't wanna go to Barrio Fiesta anymore! Sigh! I was in great relief that I don't have to spend money to fix the car. We ended up watching The Buzz for the Ylmaz-Ruffa Interview (Yikes!!!)...

Whatta day!!!

Friday, August 10, 2007


Wow! This is the first time I'll be posting my blog here. I've created this on Nov 2005 and since then I haven't posted anything. Eww!... Anyway, I'm also blogging at Friendster and as a start I'll post some of my blogs from there. ONLY SOME. The ones I like only... By the way, you might be asking what's this blog for? In my Friendster Blog I wrote "These are my thoughts... mga sariling opinion at kuro-kuro tungkol sa mga bagay-bagay at buhay-buhay". This is just the same thing. Aside from that I would also like to share with you some of the scrapbook pages I've made. Comments are welcome as long as it contributes to the wellness of my craft.

I will be updating this every now and then as long as my time allows it. You are all welcome here especially those who share the same interest like scrapbooking. Adjah!!!