Monday, November 30, 2009

My lovely daughter Mischa is celebrating her birthday today! I love you Doodle! Happy Birthday!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I am wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I know I have so much to be thankful for. Enjoy the holidays guys!



I am not too concern with health and beauty as much as I should. I think it is because I am a guy. Most guys are just the happy go lucky, come what may type. I am not too concern if my skin looks dry or I have wrinkles due to my age or something like that.

On the contrary, women always are vain with how they look. They often complain as they see their image in the mirror. When they start to notice some wrinkles in their face they panic. I wonder how much facial skin moisturizer an average woman uses in her lifetime? Of course, as we all age, our physical condition like the skin will also change. The wrinkles are just but part of getting old. There is no reason to panic.

Sometimes, when I bring my wife to the mall I watch her look at exfoliating body scrubs. Sometimes, there are too many beauty rituals that I can't understand why. But as long as it makes my wife happy, she can do whatever she thinks it will make her maintain her beauty. When it comes to beauty and health, what are the things that can make you healthy? Does exercise keep you healthy?

What I am not really prepared is to deal with when it comes to health issues is the Alzheimer. I hope and I pray that I won't get this when I get old. Coping with the Alzheimer's Disease must be hard.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A small group of family and friends laid to rest Uga VII in a corner of Sanford Stadium on Saturday morning, adding his name to the line of University of Georgia mascots who came before. People came and gathered to say goodbye to a particular dog - a pet, a mascot and a friend.

Uga VII died of a heart attack at just 4 years old. His owner said he showed no signs he was sick and even passed a recent veterinary exam. Uga's death was so sudden that I am sure it shocks the whole Georgia community.

Uga & Matt Stafford
Everybody knows that I am a big LSU fan...

The game between LSU and Ole Miss was a good game, I admit... LSU could have won it... they had chances...

There are many why's and questions on why Les Miles made certain calls... too many questionable calls/decisions on the part of Miles...

I am just wondering... is it time to move on and replace Miles....???

On the other hand, Lulu was really upset of the result... she took the loss in a hard way... It is funny she is more of a football fan than I think I am... cute though....
Since I got married to Lulu, I don't buy my own clothes anymore. She always buy all my basic needs. I like her choices and I am not really into fashion so whatever Lulu choose is good enough for me. She knows what I don't like anyhow so all my working clothes are selected by my dear wife.

Anyway, since it is already cold she surprised me with a very comfortable gloves. It comes really handy because when I work nights it gets cold in the dock where I check some shipments. She also bought me a Burton Wallet. I guess she knows that my wallet badly needs a replacement.

I am really lucky that my wife is a wise shopper. She knows how to make our ends meet with the meager amount that I am earning. Sometimes her frugality amazes me which I am really thankful.

Last night I saw her browsing the net for sale items of Burton jackets and coats. I hope she will get one for herself. I know she deserves it... if I can only convince her to buy it....

Monday, November 16, 2009


Last weekend, we decided to gave our little girl Andrea a treat... A Day @ the Park.... She had a blast and I am glad that we did it for her. We have decided to bring her often to the park that way she can play and be able to mingle with other kids.

After the park, we went to her Nana and she took her shower there. She was having fun with the water as always...

It was a long day that day but I am proud for what we did for Andrea.

Yesterday, we didn't do much except grocery shopping and we found a Dora Book at the store that Andrea loves so much.

Our weekend was pretty much an ordinary family bonding time....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In the U.S., Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I. The so-called War to End All Wars ended with an armistice signed at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, in Compi├Ęgne, France—the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

In the U.S., President Woodrow Wilson commemorated the first Armistice Day in 1919. It was made a national holiday via an act of Congress in 1938.

After World War II it became clear that the World War I armistice marked only the ending of World War I, not of war itself. The holiday was renamed Veterans Day to honor all those who served in the U.S. military.

In 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill designating November 11 as Veterans Day.

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This day is the day to honor the men and women who fought for our country. I am privilege to be one of them. I have served the country and I am proud to be part of the US Army.

Life insurance is somewhat overlooked most of the times. The importance of life insurance is something you only have to think about when you get older, but there are a variety of benefits to buying life insurance early on in your working career. Life insurance is very beneficial especially if you have a family who is depending on you that is why you should consider taking out your own life insurance policy on top of the ones that is offered by your employer's life insurance policy. Having adequate coverage will ensure that your family will be taken cared of... when inevitable happens.

In my case, I have higher insurance premium because I am a smoker. Smoker have difficulty in getting insurance coverage because of its risk but that should not stop you from shopping insurance providers that will approve your application. There are Life Insurance for Smoking Types.

Find an Insurance Rate Quote Service that will give you the most coverage at the best price. Let yourself be familiar with the whole life insurance and term life insurance. Shop online for the best insurance provider and start protecting your loved ones in case something inevitable will happen to you.
We went to New Jersey to visit my sister in law and Lulu's only biological family in US. They live in a place where everything is near. They are closer to Philadelphia area. Roger (my brother-in-law) and I got into talking about real estate. He told me that they are planning to sell their house because they want to move closer to Atlantic City where he works. He said, he found a reliable realtor that will handle their property. He said that he hired Bruce Germinsky Jersey Shore Real Estate and it seems really promising.

Because they will be moving towards Atlantic City, I have the feeling that they will look for waterfront homes. Perhaps they will also be looking for oceanfront luxury condos. Whatever they will decide I hope that it will work good for them.

We can't wait to visit them again... may be next year. Right now, we need to save for our airfare!

Friday, November 6, 2009

On Saturday, LSU and Alabama will be playing. This is one of the most awaited game in College Football. There is no denying that I am a big LSU fan but as much as I love LSU I don't think I will spend thousands of dollars just to watch the game live.

UA, LSU game tickets is among the priciest. Some tickets (resale) cost $1,000 bucks! Obviously, I can't afford this amount of money to spend just to watch the game. But is $1,000 bucks worth it? Is it for the love of the game or is it for addiction? May be I will change my view on this if I have extra stash of money to spend just for a day of fun. But right now, with the economic situation that we are facing, even if I can afford it, I don't think I will spend a thousand bucks in exchange of few hours of watching live football game.

So, on Saturday, I will just be content on watching the game on TV or listen to it on radio!
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UA, LSU tickets among nation's priciest


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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas is fast approaching. Oh, how time flies! As a tradition, in lieu of regular Christmas cards, we send our family and friends with personalized Christmas postcards. This is actually cheaper than the regular Christmas cards. With personalized Christmas postcards, we can opt to use our own family photo or just a picture of our daughter. I am actually debating on what picture to use. Perhaps I will just order two different sets.

I found a reasonable (no, actually very affordable) price of postcard printing at postcards.com. On top of the price they are offering, for a limited time, you can also avail of 30% discount on their Christmas Greeting Cards by using the promo code "GREETINGS". Check it out if you want to try sending a personalized Christmas cards this year.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I first visited Philippines year 2005 and I fell in love with the country even for the first time I set foot on it. Lulu and I were just friends the first time I saw her but she made sure that I will have a grand time during my visit.

She booked a room in one of the nicest resorts in Bohol for me. The room had the most amazing view of the beach and the mountains. It was so grand. I can't believe that the price for room was just cheap. The room was very cozy and it looks like a native hut with wooden Venetian blinds. I was so impressed with the resort's accommodation.

My first visit was memorable. The next visit was different than the first and so on... but one thing is for sure... Philippines is a home to me... It is where I want to retire!


Edited:
The contest gave a lot of hassle so Dhemz decided to pull out Akesha.... thanks to those who supported...
T-shirt is my most comfortable wear. I love wearing t-shirt because it reflects the simple me. Obviously since t-shirt is my favorite, I own countless of them. I even own a few funny t shirts. One of my favorite funny t shirt is the one we bought in the Philippines.

If you want to buy funny t-shirts, you should check out badideatshirts.com because they have thousands of designs that you can choose from. They also have great deal like 50% off and tees for only $7.50 EACH? This is a very good deal that you don't want to pass. Shop now. I already did and I bought the shirt in the picture below.

Monday, November 2, 2009

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Professional and great looking cards give a big impact. If the business card is extremely professional chances are you will get notice and gain new business. If you want a business card that expresses the unique you, you need to choose your card according to your profession or style. Order your business cards online at 123print.com. They have thousands of designs that you can choose from at a very affordable price. You can also choose to have your business cards printed in linen paper.
This is the first year that Lulu dressed up for Halloween. I was excited for her because she has never done it.

We went trick and treat at Mom and Dan's and one of therr neighbors (Linda). Linda was the first house we went trick or treat last year (Andrea's first halloween). We wanted it to be a yearly tradition...

Take a look at my girls and the trick or treat... (just kinda because we really didn't go house to house for trick and treat)


My wife... The Witch!

The Midnight Bat who ate a lot of MandM's

Best Friends
Midnight Bat Andrea and Snow White Alexandra

Going Trick or Treat

While Alexandra is ringing the door... Andrea pose for picture

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I met a friend in Facebook who are into scuba diving. They go places to places to scuba dive. The latest diving that they had was in Mexico few weeks ago. They send me pictures of it and it was really awesome.

I told them how beautiful the diving sites in Philippines and they seem to be very interested in going there. I told them they can bring their own scuba dive gear if they want to go diving to Philippines. It will really be wonderful if we can go to Philippines together. I am sure that they will have a blast meeting my Filipino family.


Schlotzsky's (Original) is my favorite sandwich. Too bad there is no branch near our place or I would be eating this often.

Yesterday, we happen to be in the area near the Scholotzsky's so I have an excuse to indulge myself with Scholtzsky's Original Sandwich.

The sandwich is made of: Lean smoked ham, Genoa and cotto salamis, and melted cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses layered with black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard and our signature dressing on toasted Sourdough bread.