Thursday, January 28, 2010

I am lucky that my wife is good in managing our finances. We don't have a lot of money but she is really doing better than myself in budgeting what we have. When it comes to shopping for our groceries, she always looks for good deals or store specials and she also collects coupons from magazines and Sunday paper.

At first, I am amazed at how frugal my wife is but of course I am also thankful that she is that way or else we will be neck-deep with our debts. Sometimes, I find my wife looking at websites for any deal of the day items. I often encourage her to buy something for herself, things that she wants or she likes.
I always love wood flooring but since we have vinyl floor tiles in our kitchen, I learned to love it. It is also easy to clean. All I need to do is to mop it and dry it.

I always try to help out in doing household chores. I know that Lulu is busy taking care of Andrea that is why we help each other in doing household chores. I helped her with our laundry even though she doesn't like the way I fold our clothes. Lately I learned how to roll up the towels the way she likes it. Now I am already allowed to do the towels without her help.

With all the toys that Andrea have, our place is always a mess but we are trying to teach her to help us clean the mess. So far, she is doing really good at it. She is always cute when she tries to help her mom sweeping the floor. She thinks that when her mom sweeps the floor she has to help her with the dust pan.
I am serious, when I read the news about the Argentina President recommended pork as an alternative to Viagra, I laughed! Who would have thought that a president will do such thing?
"I've just been told something I didn't know; that eating pork improves your sex life ... I'd say it's a lot nicer to eat a bit of grilled pork than take Viagra," President Cristina Fernandez said to leaders of the pig farming industry.
I find the above statement really funny. I am sure that she is just promoting pork because of the rising beef cost in Argentina. The government of Argentina has been promoting eating pork as an alternative to beef and it also promotes to diversify the meat industry.

Now... as to the idea that eating pork improves sex life... I don't think so....
Sometimes, I wish things are different career-wise. I love my job but sometimes, I get frustrated. It seems like everyday they give me more and more. On the other hand, I should be happy because this means I did my job well and I should look at it as another learning experience for me. I am just venting but do you know that at the end of the day, after coming home to my dear family and take a good rest, I welcome each day with a positive outlook and I look forward to another day at work.

Anyway, are you looking for career change? Somebody told me that at there are career opportunities that you can choose from. You can choose different careers that will fit your qualifications. If I need a career change, which I don't think I will, I will definitely check them out.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A car is a necessity. It gets you to where you want to go. For places where public transportation is not available or public transportation is very expensive, a car is very important.

A car needs proper maintenance so that it will last long. Some auto shop has a very high price for their services which is really very inconvenient especially this hard times. I know that as much as possible we all want to save on our expenses that is why we all need to check the auto repair and maintenance estimates of different auto repair shops before deciding which auto shop can give the best quality of work at the price which will be convenient to our budget. For Ford F-150 owners, you can get unbiased repair estimates through RepairPal.

Anyway, if you are a San Diego, you can get an auto repair and maintenance estimate at RepairPal and find the best San Diego auto repair shop. I am sure that they will be willing to check engine light and some other car components to make sure that your car will run smoothly.

Give your car the best car maintenance and you will be assured that your car will serve you well.
We all had a wonderful weekend. It was family time for us. My sister who lives in Florida is here for a visit together with her family. We had a great bonding time playing games last Saturday.

Last Sunday we all get together for a sumptuous dinner. Dan cooked his very famous ribs which we all gobble endlessly. Dan can cook excellent ribs. It was great to see my sister and brother and the rest of the family and enjoy a good meal together.

Andrea was of course at her best showing off to everyone. She is always at her best and she was the center of attention at all times.

We still can't believe how much she has to give everybody a hug and kiss and says "I am going bye bye..." She is just too cute when doing this antics of her.

It was indeed a wonderful family weekend!


I have heard some people who often takes spa vacation. I think it must be relaxing and very invigorating to have a spa vacation. I have to convince my wife to try that type of vacation. I am sure she would love it.

I remember, I surprised her with a professional massage on one of our vacations and she was so happy about it. I am thinking, if she enjoys the massage how much more a spa. I know that going to a spa is safe because spa operators are very keen on maintaining their equipments. I know that they take care of changing their spa filters very often.

I think that a spa vacation is a good gift idea for your loved one, so why don't you give your loved one a spa vacation that she can't resist?
February is around the corner and as we all know, it is almost valentines already. During valentines day we don't do anything special. We celebrate our love every day.

This year though, I want to surprise my wife with something special and something memorable. I am looking for ideas for wonderful gifts for her. I want something that she will always remember. I want to give her something special so that she will know how much I love her.

I always tell my wife how lucky I am to have her in my life and I love her very much but still, I want to surprise her with a gift that she will love.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Whewwww! What a game!!!!

It was really a great game. You couldn't ask for more. Saints won in overtime against the Vikings. This is the first time ever that Saints will play for Super Bowl! I really hope they can make it!

I have to respect Favre because he has done so well this season. Although I don't like the fact that he can't decide whether to retire or not. But nonetheless, his performance is worth praising!

Now, I can't wait for the Super Bowl! Go Saints!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I have life insurance coverage which I availed through our work. I am glad that my work gives us the opportunity to choose what type of insurance we want. Every year we have the option to enroll on our insurance benefits. I have not changed my insurance coverage for the past 3 years. Lately, I have realized that I need more insurance coverage. Well, if something happens to me, I want my wife and my daughter not to be burdened financially. I want to provide them the financial needs that they deserve.

In few days, I will be looking for different insurance quotes that can provide me with good coverage at a reasonable premium. I hope to find one because I really want to have an additional life insurance coverage.
I was born in Oklahoma and we actually live there for a couple of years. My dad was in Military that is why we keep on moving. I went to 9 different schools in the span of 10 years. I didn't have time to keep friends as we always move. Despite all the moving that we do, it never stops me from engaging into sports. I love sports and I love playing.

I have never been to Oklahoma for a long time now. I think it will be nice to bring my family there for a little vacation. Speaking of Oklahoma, I wonder how expensive it is to hire an Oklahoma City lawyer? I was just curious because most lawyers are expensive. I wonder if all lawyers have a minimum charge of their services depending on where their city of practice is.
The fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather which people around the world are looking forward to is officially canceled. Right now, both camps are dealing with several issues which includes some defamation suits. There is too much controversy around them but I hope in the end they will still fight because I believe that these two are the top boxers and their fight will be a good one.

Anyway, Pacquiao is scheduled to fight with Clottey on March 13, 2010 at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. I am sure that all our Filipino friends will be excited to watch this fight.

For story of this match click here.

Champion Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, poses for photographs with Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders during a news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, in New York, to promote an upcoming fight against Joshua Clottey . Pacquiao will fight Clottey at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday March 13.
Car insurance is a necessity. It is by the way required by law to have a car insurance. Sometimes, the premiums of a car insurance comprises a big chunk of our expenses. It is unbelievable how much we have to pay for our car insurance. But sometimes we don't have a choice because it is a necessity as I said. But wait... why don't we get free insurance quotes and compare? I know that there are insurance companies that provide a good insurance coverage at an affordable rate.

I am just glad that our car insurance is not hurting our budget anymore. I was able to find a good insurance provider which is very reliable and their premiums are not hurting my wallet. Why don't you get free quotes and compare before you decide what car insurance is best for you?
When we are in a Filipino party, it never stop to amaze me when the girls (meaning... Lulu's Filipino girlfriends) will stop everything for the sake of picture taking. Even when they are in the middle of a serious discussion, when the camera starts to click, they will stop and pose for pictures. When somebody yells "picture... picture" everybody will be running towards the group and start posing. For me, this is really funny and cute. There never a gathering without pictures taken. I am sure that these girls have SD card that is full of pictures. My wife is no different, she loves to take picture which is great because she can always share it to our family in the Philippines. I am glad that her SD card has a lot of memory which can accommodate a lot of pictures. Lulu also likes to snap pictures of Andrea... and her daily milestones. Thanks to digital cameras, photo sharing becomes very easy.
Kurt Warner is one of NFL Players that I have so much respect. He is a man of dignity, class and undeniable faith.

About Kurt
Age: 38
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Football team: Arizona Cardinals
Family: Wife Brenda, 42, and children Zack, 20, Jesse, 17, Kade, 11, Jada, 8, Elijah, 6, and twins Sierra and Sienna, 3
Career highlights: Three Super Bowl appearances (2000, 2002, 2009), with one win in 2000 for the St. Louis Rams. NFL MVP in 1999 and 2001.

USA WEEKEND has bestowed the Most Caring Athlete Award on professional sports figures who give their time, talents, funding and good names to a host of worthy causes and inspire their fans to do the same. Kurt Warner is 2009 Most Caring Athlete... Read more here

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Men and women are alike when it comes to insecurity of their physical looks. Both men and women are bothered by how they look especially when they start to notice the saggy face, wrinkles in the face and neck, and body proportion. When you start to age, you will notice physical changes and you can't seem to keep your weight. The trim and toned body seems to be lost and all that is left is the saggy and the not so proportionate body.

I really can't blame why people use anti aging wrinkle creams. If this can help preserve the looks, then I am all out for this.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

In times of emergency, getting loan can help solve our immediate need for money. There are times when getting loan can't be avoided especially when you are in dire need of money due to health emergency or car emergency or even money you need to pay for school.

I know that it is hard to get a loan when you have a bad credit. Most financial businesses based the approval of your loan through your credit history. When you have bad credit history, most likely that you won't be approved for a loan.

There is a good news though, will help you locate the highest loan amount, and the best possible rate no matter what your credit history. They can help you with their bad credit loans, where you can get approved immediately. Their services are easy, fast and secure. You can always request an online quote from them. Apply today with their secure online application and you will know right away the result upon completion of your application.
Johnson & Johnson issued a massive recall Friday of over-the-counter drugs including Tylenol, Motrin and St. Joseph's aspirin because of a moldy smell that has made people sick.

The recall includes some batches of regular and extra-strength Tylenol, children's Tylenol, eight-hour Tylenol, Tylenol arthritis, Tylenol PM, children's Motrin, Motrin IB, Benadryl Rolaids, Simply Sleep, and St. Joseph's aspirin.

For the complete write up about this massive recall, you can read here.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Part of my work is to check some shipments and to make sure that all the necessary documentations are correct. As I was checking the shipments in our dock, I never really gave much attention to the industrial handles to some of our containers. I thought that the style and type of the handles were just but part of security. I never thought that industrial handles are primarily designed to alleviate hazards and in case of emergency one can easily tow the containers because it has strong handles.

If you are in a business where you need industrial handles, you should check out the industrial product of Reid Supply Company.

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games or the 21st Winter Olympics, will be held on February 12–28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events held in the resort town of Whistler nearby. Both the Olympic and Paralympic Games are being organized by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC).

Winter Olympics will have its Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 12, 2010 from Vancouver! I am sure that my wife will enjoy winter olympics because she loves watching figure skating.

The good news for her is that, NBC's prime-time coverage will consist mainly of figure skating and Alpine skiing, with some freestyle skiing, speedskating and snowboarding mixed in.
Many people are not aware that the air inside our homes is five times harmful than the air outside. Because of airtight homes, the airborne pollutants are trapped inside, making the contaminated air unable to escape. This is a scary fact. Who would have imagined that the air inside our homes can be harmful?

A clean and healthy air in our homes can be possible through the use of air filter. It keeps the coils and heat exchanges on the heating and air conditioning system clean thus it makes the air clean. The most important thing to remember about home air filters is to change them regularly. Upgrading and properly maintaining home air filters is easy and helps improve indoor air quality.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles, or they have been exposed to asbestos dust and fiber in other ways.

Do you know somebody who suffers from mesothelioma? Did you know that a mesothelioma lawyer can help you to fight for your right. Treatment of mesothelioma can be a burden financially. Contact a mesothelioma lawyer to examine your case and you might be eligible to pursue legal action against companies that used asbestos after understanding the extreme negligence exercised by these corporations.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My daughter Andrea just loves DORA.... while I was in the store, I was looking at DVDs when I found a DVD that she doesn't own yet. It is Dora the Explorer Shy Rainbow. Andrea owns a few Dora DVDs which she has seen so many times that even myself and Lulu can memorized it all.

We always give Andrea something when she is behaving so well (which she always does). So, after dinner we let her choose what DVD she wants to watch. We secretly added the new DVD to her DVDs. When she saw her DVDs she choose the new one right away. I guess she knows its a new one!

Lulu teased me what a "spoiler" I am when I told her that I found a new Dora DVD. I just told her back that I know you, you will do the same if you see a Dora DVD...

Monday, January 11, 2010

We had a wonderful weekend. After more than 2 years, Lulu and I had a movie date. Ever since Andrea came to our life, we haven't been to a movie date. Mind you, I wouldn't trade everything for having Andrea.

I am thankful that Mom and Dan kept Andrea so that Lulu and I can have time together for our date. I am really glad that they always offer to keep Andrea whenever we wanted to get away for a couple of hours.

I wanted our date to be special. Lulu likes Chinese food so before we went to watch the movie, we dined at the Chinese restaurant. After eating, we had a couple of minutes to spare so we went to the photo booth and had our picture. It was actually fun.

When the movie theater opened we just sat there in the theater waiting for the show time. We were the first to get in so we had the luxury to choose our seat.

We watched AVATAR and it was AWESOME. I think that it was the best movie ever that I have seen and I never thought that it will top my all time favorite Lord of the Rings.

Anyway, we hope to go out on a movie date once a month. We are both looking forward to it.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I look at my daughter Andrea and always amazed at how fast she grows. It seems like it was just yesterday that she was in NICU. Then, I realized she is already 2 years old. Soon she will be in kindergarten and discover the world on her own. It will be in kindergarten at the start, then there will be different summer classes. I hope that she will like piano lessons when she will be old enough to be in piano classes.

It is always nice to have somebody in the family who can play a music instrument. Right now, Andrea shows some fascination with singing and dancing. Who knows she will be good at playing piano if she will have piano lessons.

Do you want your kids to learn to play piano? You might want to check out some piano lessons online. has piano lessons on dvd and online piano lessons that can help improve your kids' piano playing.

Friday, January 1, 2010

To one and all.... myspace graphic comments

Let me share this all to you....
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. ~Benjamin Franklin