Thursday, December 29, 2011

Maintaining a website is no easy peasy. It requires your devoted time and effort to keep it updated all the time. But having a website, be it a blog, an online shop, or any site, does not only mean that you keep the site up and running, you have to let it circulate around the World Wide Web. With the many websites abounding in the vast space of the Internet, competition is very stiff, especially if you have an online shop and you want to promote your brand or products, you must make sure that your website gets through to the top pages of search engines and this is no easy thing to do. But you can always seek the help and assistance from a search engine marketing company that can provide you and your business ways to stay always on top.

Companies that cater to this kind of service are experts when it comes to internet marketing strategy which will surely kick off your business boom and heading you towards achieving your financial aims and objectives. You should take the extra mile and even take a big leap if you want your website to be known. It may be a risky investment but the returns will be worthwhile.

I am participating in a blogger campaign by Bucks2Blog for an seo company and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.

Shaving is one of the many important activities a man should always do and shaving is a daily routine for me. Every day, as I go to work, I always make sure that I go out with a clean and shaven face along with neat and crisp outfit to go with it. Maintaining good looks and attractive physical appearance can help boost a man’s self-confidence and self-esteem. This is true since I know a friend of mine who has been so down lately and wanted to redeem himself. So when he was told to cheer up, hit the gym, shave and fix himself, he did eventually transform into a handsome dude.

Keeping one’s self neat and clean like shaving really has a great impact. By using the right shaving brushes and tools, achieving good looks is just a “shave away.” I, myself make sure that I get the quality shaving brushes, razor blades and creams and apply the right technique in shaving so that I can avoid cuts and pull off a clean face. Call it vanity or what but I guess it is just part of keeping oneself from getting sick or ill. I am a father and I must first practice within myself the value of cleanliness and taking care of the body so that my daughter can follow and apply to herself as well.

I am participating in a blogger campaign by Bucks2Blog about shaving soap and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.
We always enjoy grilling. Whenever I grill, my little girl will help me and stay out in our back porch. She will stay there and play while I grill.

To make her feel like she is also grilling, her Nana and Papa decided to buy her a grill for herself. This was one of the many gifts that she received last Christmas.

I was amazed at how many parts this grill has. It took me a while to assemble it. This is a really cool toy grill.

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I love my best friend, but she has to be one of the stupidest people I know. She just lacks common sense. I know there are a lot of people that lack common sense. Most of the time you can just laugh it off and say it was a lack in judgment or a bad day. However, that is not the case with my friend. Her house was recently broken into, which is tragic, but I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner. Last week my friend last her keys. However, she didn’t seem too worried. When I asked her why, she said they had her address on them, so someone would probably return them. What!?! You put your address on your keys?! What were you thinking? Didn’t you read anything on I am sure that was probably at the top of the list. She thought I was overreacting, until two days later. Two days later everything in her house was stolen. I am not making light of the situation because I feel terrible for her, but it makes me wonder if it was the people who found her lost keys.

As I watched the business news last night on the television, I’ve learned that thousands of companies around the world are still recovering from the losses they have incurred from the previous economic downfall. These companies are considered lucky enough to climb its way up again as more and more companies have suffered a lot to the point of shutting their businesses down. However, if things are not really going well for a company, filing for bankruptcy is an option to protect its integrity and probably salvaged some of the assets left.

But the process of declaring a company bankrupt is not an easy one to do. It needs the services of a professional expert such as a bankruptcy attorney who will take charge of filing the necessary papers during the whole process, who will do all the legwork. I’ve read on the Internet about oakland bankruptcy lawyers where companies can ask for their help once they decide to cease their company’s operations. By having their services, one can eliminate the hassles of all the paper works needed, time is saved and most of all, you are guided properly and accordingly.

It is sad to see or hear news about these companies who are on the verge of bankruptcy or have gone from 100 to zero. But this is the only choice if they are not able to recover from their losses. But let us hope once the global economy has become stable again, they will rise up again and learn from their experiences.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas was wonderful for me and for my family. Despite the never ending rain, we enjoyed the holiday together with our loved ones. It was a special day for our daughter as she enjoyed opening presents.

I can't ask for a better Christmas. This Christmas was just perfect. We shared a meal with the family and just spent the day with the family.

Merry Christmas everyone

Saturday, December 24, 2011

This post brought to you by Snapdragon by Qualcomm. All opinions are 100% mine.

The Qualcomm Stadium is one oft he NFL's oldest stadiums.  It is the home to the NFL Chargers and San Diego State football team.

By now, we already noticed the big change of the Qualcomm Stadium. The stadium is now called Snapdragon Stadium.  The big changed happened last December 18.  Along with the big change,  the 44-year old stadium became the host to a Chargers Sunday night game against the Baltimore.  The newly named Snapdragon Stadium also hosted the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl last December 21.  On December 28, the stadium will also be the venue for the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl.   For these 3 games alone, viewers are expected to reach 30 million so it is the perfect time to rename the stadium.


The renaming of the stadium is done to promote more awareness about Snapdragon.  Snapdragon processors by Qualcomm are the digital brains inside mobile devices made   for mobile applications.  These processors are used by over 30 manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Nokia and HTC.  The renaming of the stadium will also attract attention and some publicity for Qualcomm.

The name "Snapdragon Stadium" will only last for 11 days.  This is just an effort to promote the Snapdragon Technology that can be found in smart phones, computer tables, and other computers or devices. 

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Today is my last day of work for the year. Don't fret, I still have a job! I am just lucky to get a vacation in time for Christmas and New Year.

This is the first time that I take a vacation from work around the holidays. We will make the most of it.

I can't wait to come home and start our Christmas vacation!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Last Sunday we attended the Friendship Christmas Party for the year 2011. It was a party with a lot of people, lots of food and of course full of fun.

My little girl had enjoyed it and so did we. This is a yearly party that I don't mind attending because it is mostly Filipinos and their american families sharing Filipino traditions about Christmas.
Thank goodness I don't have a migraine.

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Alchol addiction is something that needs to be treated. Some addicts may not accept the fact that they are addicted to alcohol but the first step to recovery is accepting the fact that you are an addict.

Nowadays there are many alcoholism treatment centers that an addict or his/her family can turn to. They are treatment centers that will give you anonymity to protect your identity. They will provide you the proper treatment so that you can overcome your addiction.

There are many people who is addicted not only to alcoholism but to any other prohibited drugs too. It is a sad fact that there are many teenagers that are addicted to alcohol and drugs but the good thing is there is hope for everyone. There are treatment centers that can provide a specialize and personalize program for each of them.

If you or a loved one have an addiction, go to a treatment center for help.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Today we will be attending the Filipino Christmas party. We have been attending this annual Christmas party, even before our daughter was born. It will be a party with lots of fun. Kids will be there to party too. It will be good for Andrea to be with other kids and enjoy the party.

According to party organizers, Santa will be there so we have to bring gifts.

Have a great day everyone! We will be off to the party!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I work in a freight forwarding business and one of my jobs is to send billing to our company’s clients. It’s quite a tedious and time-consuming task, with so many numbers and alphabets altogether and all the details to enter, I must be always alert and keen-eyed to make sure that all the data entered are correct. There are also times that I would have to spend more time in the office just to finish the billing documents, making me miss precious time with my family.

But thanks to the newly installed Billing System, everything has been so much easier to do. The program works so fast that in no time at all, billings are sent to the clients. Perhaps this is one of the most noticeable improvements in the company. It lessened the burden of manual entry of data for billing, thus reducing, if not totally eliminating errors. With the billing system in place, it has allowed me to work on other tasks and concentrate on those that needed more attention. Because it is simpler to do and all I have to do is input data, preparing for billing is done in a whim. I get to go home earlier and spend time with my family.

I am participating in a blogger campaign by Bucks2Blog for a Billing System and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.

Monday, December 12, 2011

It is very common to see healthcare carts in any medical facility. This carts come very handy in monitoring patients and dispensing their medicines. These type of carts are also easy to maneuver thus it gives ease for nurses and other medical professionals. I remember those old times when every was done manually and when you dispense medicine you have to carry all of them and give them to the patient. Thanks to the advancement of medical technologies they have invented a healthcare cart that is very useful.

If you know somebody or an establishment that will need different kinds of healthcare carts, tell them to search online and he can find them easily.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Andrea!

This is the exciting little girl waiting for the party to start. She has her birthday hat on already. She can't wait for her friends to arrive and start the party.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Our daughter will be 4. She has been telling us that when she will be 4 she will have a birthday party.

She has planned it all and everything is in her checklist. She wanted a party with balloons, decorations and all those stuff. Above all she wants a pinata!

Her birthday will be this Saturday. So, we are preparing for the said party.

Monday, December 5, 2011

So the BCS final standings was shown last night. The championship of the 2011 NCAA Football will be between LSU and Alabama. It is a rematch afterall.

I have never like rematch. I don't say this because LSU won the first time. I said this even before the game of LSU and Alabama last Nov 4. I still think that rematch is not good idea. But since voters and computers have decided for a rematch, then a rematch it is.

On January 9, 2012, LSU and Alabama will meet again for the second time this season to play for the BCS Championship game. Who will win this time around? Let's just watch and see...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I am blessed to have a great marriage. I love my wife and my family. I can't ask for more.

Five years of great married life. Wishing for more years to come!

Happy Anniversary babe! I love you.

Note: This is a late post. Our anniversary was last December 1

Friday, December 2, 2011

Everyday I tell my wife to wear her prescription eyeglasses. She spends a lot of her time in front of her laptop because she has some online works to do. As much time as she spent in the computer, I know that she strains her eyes the more. She has prescription eyeglasses but she doesn't like wearing them despite the many times that I reminded her to wear it. Sometimes, I see her wear her cheap reading glasses when she reads her favorite books. Well, at least she wears her reading glasses but I do wish that she will make her eyeglasses a daily part of her fashion. She has very fashionable glasses that just sits in our dresser.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy birthday to my daughter Mischa!

I am proud of you and what you have accomplished in your life. Thank you for being a sweet daughter. I love you doodle!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I own a very simple cellphone. All I need with my phone is for me to be able to make a call and receive a call. I know that nowadays, there are different smart phones that has everything. I don't need a phone like smartphone htc because I don't even like sending text messages, mobile internet surfing, facebook mobile and all those stuff. It is impractical for me to use a phone which needs data plan and I won't be using it. Yes, I may sound like an old school but I just don't like the complexity of a smart phone.

I am also clumsy with my phone. I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars of a phone which I will end up messing up. Not worth it!
It is almost end of the year. Before we all know it, it will be tax season again. I am just glad that our tax returns are just simple. I don't have to deal with difficult situation. For individuals and businesses that have complicated returns, they can hire the services of raleigh accountants. I am sure they all know the ins and outs of tax laws.

Speaking of tax returns, I am glad that I don't have to do it myself. I don't have the patience for it. At some point, I hired a tax preparer to do my tax returns because I am not confident about doing it myself. Thankfully there are individuals that doesn't charge much to file your taxes.
Football season flew by so fast. It has been a great year for my favorite team LSU. They are unbeaten up to this point. They will be playing for SEC Championship against Georgia Bulldogs.

As many NCAA Football analyst, even if LSU will loss the game this coming Saturday, they will still play the National Championship.

I am sure LSU is not taking Georgia lightly afterall it is SEC Championship that is at stake.

I am looking forward to the game and looking forward to the National Championship.
Car repair is always costly that is why it is important to provide your car with proper care and maintenance. Proper tune up and making sure that the engine runs good will not only make your car dependable but it will also be free from costly repairs.

If car repairs are costly, you can just imagine how much it will cost for rv repair. I am sure that it is a lot more than an ordinary car. RVs are a luxury vehicle that is not affordable for everyone. For people who are like me who is thriving day to day, I don't think that owning an RV is practical as its maintenance are really high.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Owning a blog or a website for that matter does not mean that you only maintain it, keep it updated, put graphics and posts in it, make a personalize them in it if you want. Having your own website also means doing and applying technical aspects to it. Blogs or websites also has to earn backlinks or links directed towards it (also known as inbound links). The number of backlinks to a website indicates its popularity or importance. For Search Engine Optimization or SEO, backlinks are important because search engines like Google, will give more credit to websites that has good quality backlinks. It is really an advantage if your website is rank at the top level by search engines.

Because you have built your own website, you would want to entice visitors to it, so you spread the word about your website and you do this by reciprocal linking. When it comes to this, you should also look into the website that you are linking to, make sure it is related to your website, ensuring you of good quality backlink. Quality backlink is really important. Another way to gain backlinks is through the use of “anchor text.” While it is difficult to do this, there is an option to Buy Backlinks. Some have dedicated their time and effort in helping other website owners get backlinks for a minimal fee and improving their sites or blogs.

Backlinks should be the priority for SEO efforts, otherwise you website or blog will remain “hidden” and unpopular in the world wide web. Unpopular website means nobody will know about it thus nobody will visit it. For monetization purposes, blogs or websites that are not popular doesn't earn a lot. There will be no advertisers who want to advertise at a site that has no visitors.

Friday, November 25, 2011

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Few days from now, my wife and I will be celebrating our 5th year wedding anniversary. It has been 5 wonderful and blissful years of married life. I am very blessed!

Helen, GA (a bavarian town) is very special to us. This was where we celebrated our first wedding anniversary. I plan to surprise my wife with a trip back to Helen. I couldn't find any other place that we would love to spend our anniversary but in Helen as it is a memorable place for us.

Helen will be perfect. We can visit there again as a family. The first time we went there, my wife was still pregnant but now, it will be more fun to be there as a whole family. Helen will be more or less 4 hour drive but the drive will be worth it.
I know my wife is looking forward to cyber monday sales. She is excited about finding good deals. She found some dropdowndeals coupon codes and she said she is gonna use some of them when shopping. I am proud of my wife for being a smart shopper. She is very keen on where she can buy good items for a lesser price. I am lucky that she hasn't changed despite the fact that she has been in the USA for quite a while now.

If you want to know great shopping sites that has quality products for a lesser price, you better ask my wife. She is a master at that!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Being in the south, most homebuilders do not consider the threat of freezing weather. It may get cold in the south but we don't expect extreme winter all the time. Contrary to the North, freezing is a big threat. Southerners experience relatively few severe cold winter so they don't consider freezing a problem thus they don't bother to check the condition or the location of the pipes in their homes. This is the big problem. There is danger of freezing or frozen pipes and bursting water pipes when the temperature drops at 20F. Pipes that are located in an unheated portion of the house becomes vulnerable. With this fact, many pipes in every homes in the south are vulnerable.

There are simple steps that a homeowner can do to prevent their pipes from freezing. Some of the ways are listed below:

  • Seal all openings where cold air can get in.
  • Caulk the cracks and holes in outside walls and foundations near water pipes.
  • Let faucet drips slowly.
  • Protect the pipes in your attic with insulation
  • Exterior pipes should be drained

When do you know that your pipes are frozen? When you open a faucet and no water comes out, chances are your pipes are already frozen. Don't take any chances. Call a plumber immediately. They know more on what to do on situations like this. Remember never attempt to thaw your pipes with flame. Let the plumber solve this problem.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mom's birthday was yesterday and we were invited to have dinner with them. It was a simple birthday dinner. We had roast, mashed potatoes, peas and garlic bread.

I was so proud of Andrea because she ate a lot of the roast which of course she describes as chicken.

After we ate, we sang happy birthday and Mom blew the candles in the cake. Andrea said that Nana should blow the candle because it is her birthday.

We shared the cake which of course was the highlight because Andrea loves birthday cake!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I am not a perfect son but I love my Mom and I will do everything for her. Today, my mom celebrates another year of her life. Happy Birthday Mom. Thank you for being a wonderful mother to all of us.

We love you.

Friday, November 18, 2011

In any business, bookkeeping is an important aspect. It plays a major role in monitoring the company’s expenses, revenues, check and balance, tax deductions and other financial-related matters. It is of utmost importance that bookkeeping must be constantly done so that the financial status of a company can be overseen and should there be discrepancies and issues, it can easily be corrected and solved. Other companies hire bookkeeping services to update their financial management. There is no better way to keep the company intact and its finances in good hands by having a team of bookkeeping experts. There will also be clearer ways on how to save and make every production or equipment cost-effective.

Bookkeeping requires a keen eye for details, one must be meticulous enough to know and deal with numbers, taxes, expenses and the like. Data entry must be correct at all times and as much as possible a competent bookkeeper must be doing the tedious tasks. With expertise and right knowledge, any business would surely be able to survive in the cutthroat competition, locally and globally. Coupled with proper financial management, companies will also be able to improve their services, products and brands resulting to loyal customers and higher revenues.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

This post brought to you by Puppies vs. Babies. All opinions are 100% mine

I am a dog lover by nature. I guess I got it from my mom who is a very kind-hearted person to all animals. My moms dog are so loved and so spoiled at the same time. I have had dogs and I admit you will grow attached to them and you will treat them not just as pets but as part of the family. Dogs are always fun to be around and their tricks and little antics are just adorable.

As much as I love dogs, I love my babies more. I am privileged to be a father of two girls. I became a father to my first daughter 24 years ago. Then, 4 years ago, I became a father for the second time to another cute little girl. When our daughter was born 4 years ago, I was ecstatic as she looks like the cutest angel you will ever see. She is bubbly and cuddly and I just can't get enough of her.

Now as my daughter grows so thus her personality. I always remember my daughter's first giggle and first few smiles. She is so adorable. I am sure she could be a great candidate for Puppies vs. Babies and I am sure she will have an edge. But since we didn't join I will just make sure to vote for my favorite contestant of Puppies vs. Babies online contest . You too can do the same. Vote for your favorite and remember that casting of the vote will only be until November 23rd. Let me know who you think should win. Puppies or Babies? what's your bet?


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I was informed yesterday that the company that I worked for has a raffle. The prize is two tickets for SEC Championship Game.

My name is being entered in the raffle because of something I did that was commendable.

SEC Championship will be in Atlanta. It is scheduled for December 3. It will be a perfect getaway for our 5th Wedding Anniversary.

I am crossing my fingers to win the tickets!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I was looking at my employee benefits in my present work when I found out that I can avail of the back to school program. I can easily earn my masters in business administration and my present company will pay a portion of it. This is really a good deal because if I have a masters degree, I will have a better chance of a managerial position. Should I will get a higher position that will mean increase of salary too.

Many people seek a master's degree to advance in their career and for them to earn raises. Once a person has a master's degree it is also easier for him to change his field of work. A master’s degree will allow a person to develop knowledge and expertise in a new area so that he can enter a new career.

Deciding to seek a masters degree is a decision that is not to be taken lightly. It is a major commitment of time and money. This will mean several years of work and research. Another important decision to consider is where to go to graduate school. Many experts believed that your choice of graduate school will have an impact. I personally think that you should go to graduate school with good reputation.

As I continue reading resources online, attending a masters degree requires a lot of planning. I need to give this a lot of thought before I will embark in the going back to school program at my work.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

People who are in dire need of organ donors or transplant now have the chance to live longer. Many hospitals are keeping body organs in cryogenic equipment so that when there is an immediate need, lives will be saved. This equipment keeps and stores live body organs and freeze them to maintain their natural form and function. When they are needed, the process is reversed. Take for example, sperm cells and egg cells from human beings are kept in this equipment to preserve them for in vitro fertilization, so when married couples agree to have babies in a more scientific and alternative way, they can have their cells and go on with the procedure. The equipment takes the preservation of human life to a higher level. Others have greatly used their purpose to clone animals and even attempt to become gods by creating a human being themselves.

Controversial as it may seem and have sparked debates all over the world among scientists and professionals and religious groups and organizations, these procedures have greatly contributed to medical innovations and in saving lives.

Monday, November 14, 2011

We are back to grilling and we are happy a lot of fun spending time together as family in our back porch.

The picture above is our weekend good eats. I had grilled and bbq chicken drumstick. Wife had grilled salmon and grilled squash. She also made fried green tomatoes. Andrea had rice and salmon.

These foods are very healthy and very filling.

Friday, November 11, 2011

My wife loves to surf the Internet, she loves to browse for sale in online shops, especially when it is from branded names of shirts, lingerie, shoes, bags and perfumes. She also loves to look for travel packages that are cheap and affordable. One time, she got Jaco Costa Rica Travel Packages while searching for travel deals. She was quite ecstatic when she saw the price of the packages because, according to her, she can afford it. She smiled when she learned that it is going to be in Costa Rica. But because we are scheduled for a trip to her home country early next year, she later took the smile away from her face.

Family travels as of the moment will be on hold, except for the one in February. We are saving our hard earned money for that trip and for other expenses. I know there will be other times for us to travel, just not this time yet. Aside from that, our daughter will be in school next year and that would mean additional expense. I know too well my wife, she can make things happen, she is one smart aleck. Who knows, in a year or two we will be off to another part of this world.

When the US economy went downhill and had gone berserk, many companies shut down and took the deep plunge into bankruptcy. Many people have lost their jobs and homes due to foreclosures and many industries suffered. That was a couple of years ago, now that the economy is starting to get back on its feet and is slowly rising from its fall, business entities, companies and individuals alike have learned their lesson and are preparing for whatever the future holds. One of these is to hire a bankruptcy attorney. With the expertise of such professionals like bankruptcy attorney north carolina , companies now have the chance to gain knowledge and will be guided throughout. Bankruptcy attorneys can help companies with their transactions and dealings so that in case bankruptcy is looming, they are prepared and can reduce business risks and plunging towards destitution.

With the help of these experts, companies can avoid going downhill and will have measures to prevent bankruptcy. If it is inevitable, companies or individuals will have ways to cope up because bankruptcy attorneys are there to assist and guide. Bankruptcy is one thing that most do not want to experience, but with proper financial management, bankruptcy can be eluded and with experts around, coping up and recovery from bankruptcy will be faster and easy.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The missus is sick. I felt so bad. I hope I can do something. The missus is hard to help though. She doesn't want you to do anything.

Seriously, Lulu is sick and I know she is because she seldom tells me she is sick. She has been running high fever and chills on top of her kidney infection.

My mom brought her to her doctor yesterday and she is taking antibiotics now. She was so sick last night. Our daughter was very sweet and knows mommy is sick. We bought Lulu a bouquet of flowers and a card. Andrea told her mommy... Mommy we bought you flower and card because it will make you feel better. After a while she asked... Mommy are you better now? She is such a good and sweet child. We are so lucky.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Online shopping is very convenient. You don't need to drive to the physical store and choose whatever you want. With online shopping, you can browse anything, compare the prices of different websites and shop at your convenience. You don't have to deal with traffic going to and from the store.

I am a big fan of online shopping. It is more convenient for me to shop online than to shop at any physical store. One of the places that I like shopping is the cymax. Cymax is a first-class online retailer with more than 100 specialty online stores. They have the largest selections brand new merchandise from top manufacturers.
One of these days, I wish to bring my family to Las Vegas. I would like for us to experience how it is to live (just for a few days or nights) in the Sin City. Las Vegas is known as the gambling capital of the world, but I would not bring my family to the casinos and the like. I would like for them to experience the different side of Las Vegas, aside from its night lights; Las Vegas for sure has a lot to offer other than gambling. I would like for us to see the cultural and historic parts of this famous place. But of course, we would not want to miss out the fun, and while being there, we could explore the malls, hotels, theaters, a Las Vegas golf club, restaurants and everything the Sin City has to offer.

But for now, this will just be one of the many things in my list. With my work, finding time to travel is like finding a needle in the haystack. Pretty soon, I will take my family to the places I want to go too. Let them enjoy while I can still provide for them and give them their needs and wants.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Last night was the game we were all anticipating. BCS No. 1 and No. 2 were playing. It was dubbed as the Game of the Century. Everybody was excited.

The game didn't fail to entertained the millions of fans of College Football. It was a very intense game. I am an LSU fan and I was so glad that LSU won it. It was a game that is very nerve wracking. I will be lying if I told you I wasn't nervous about the game.

Anyhow, the game was well played both by LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide.

It was just a relief to see LSU won! Go tigers!!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Winter has finally come to Alabama. Is it time to wear some thermal underwear? I guess so.

This week, I felt like winter started, the temperature dropped to 40's. The trees are turning red and gold. I am loving it.Though it is already cold, I still plan to go on fishing on weekends. It will be cold but with proper clothing I know I can be warm. I know I can wear a thermal underwear if I want to in order to make sure that I will be warm if I go night fishing. But I think it will be better if I will just fish during the day time.

Anyway, I know I will need winter boots too. I am planning to buy me a pair of waders. I also have my eye on the north face boots. They have a winter boots that is heavy insulated, water-proof and with a high-traction design. This pair of boots will be perfect for all my fishing adventures. Besides boots, I will also need some carhartt flannel lined insulated shirt. I think with proper clothing I know that winter will never interrupt my fishing fun.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

We went to the mall to participate in their trick or treat. They had costume contest but we didn't join.

After we went to the mall for trick and treat, we came home and inventoried the candy we got.

Then we went to bass pro shops to enjoy more events. We had our picture taken at their great pumpkin. Andrea painted in the coloring pages. We watched the fishes int he aquarium and explored the store.
It is a fact that South Carolina is one of the States where most people choose to have their retirement homes at. There are various reasons as to why this is so, but one of the common ones would be that they would want someplace scenic, safe, and where they could relax and be away from the hustle and bustle of big cities.

The Carolinas top the tourist destinations in the whole of US—people just love to explore its mountains, lakes and parks. It is one of the holiday capitals, undoubtedly. It is no wonder therefore why people would love to live here. After all, who would not want to live in one of the most beautiful states in the whole country?

But finding a property to buy in South Carolina would be quite a challenge. Charleston real estate would be a great source of help. Their professional and very helpful agents would aid you in getting the property you have always dreamed of. Instead of personally going through the details of the properties available, compare prices and do the minutest details on all the legal aspects of purchasing a property, you could rely on their services, making it very easy and convenient for you.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Studying the field of Engineering, be it mechanical, chemical, electrical or industrial could be very challenging. Some would equate Engineering with numbers, but the truth is, it is more than just that. Well it depends on what field of engineering you’d like to pursue really, but over all it could involve designs, and a lot of skill in doing some seemingly endless computation problems.

While the Engineering proves to be one tough course, still many people would like to take the challenge of enrolling themselves in this field to pursue their dream of building structures and exploring the wonders of the machines. Back in the days both professional and aspiring engineers would have to use their trusty protractors, rulers, and compasses for their designs. A simple mistake of a tiny detail could mean having to change the entire drawing! It is very intricate and demands perfect concentration. But all that changed with the advent of Engineering software. With computer-aided designs, there is no limit to what you can do with your designs… from the most intricate designs to the curves and proportions. Did I mention that they could come in different dimensions? These software are truly amazing stuff. Designing has never been made easier and a lot more convenient. Truly a great technological breakthrough!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Carving the pumpkin has become our family tradition. We are not experts in carving but there is a kit that you can buy to make the job easier.

Our little girl was excited about it because she wanted to make a cat pumpkin. As much as she wants to help carve the pumpkin she felt yucky when Lulu took the guts out. She ended up just watching and telling her mom to get all the seeds out!

Do you carve pumpkins too?
Cancer is one of the battles so many people have to fight with today. It is not a respecter of sex or age. It affects even infants, and comes in many forms and kinds. It is sad how many people have lost their lives to cancer. It is something that not only the cancer patient is fighting with… even the family members feel the need to fight for it. We know of many cancer survivors—but I’d rather call them cancer victors! They have fought a good fight with their determined spirits and strong faith.

Although we are not cancer patients ourselves, it would be great if we joined with the cause for cancer awareness. By putting on cancer awareness ribbons, we are actually conveying a message that our hearts go out to those who are battling with the disease and at the same time, make the public aware of the implications that this ailment brings.

Do you have a loved one who is fighting with cancer today? A close friend or neighbor, perhaps? Let us remember them and be one with them in their struggle by putting on those ribbons. It’s never to late to make a difference—and mind you, we really don’t have the slightest idea how we would make these patients happier knowing that they are not alone in their ordeal.
One of the greatest dilemmas you will have when moving out to another place is the mail that gets into your old mailing address. It is a given that the moving out in itself is stressful enough with all those packing up and unpacking and adjusting to a new environment—but the mails that go through your mailbox: who will take care of them? What is the guarantee that it goes to you? What if you have been expecting important documents and they did not arrive on or before the day you had to move out?

It may take weeks before you could have your mails sent to your new address since you have to notify companies and old friends about your change of address. But mind you, there is actually a site that makes your change of mail a lot easier. The best part? It won’t even take you days to do it. You can do it in a matter of seconds! You can even get rid of your unwanted mails. So with this, mail change has never been made easier and much more convenient!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I am still in the state of shock. St. Louis Cardinals are the World series champions for 2011. As much as I am celebrating their win being a Cardinal fan all my life, I feel so sorry for Texas.

MLB's world series for this year was a great game. Game 6 was a classic game. I never thought that Cardinals would made it but they did.

Congratulations to all the Cardinals ball club and its huge fan base. Way to go!

Friday, October 28, 2011

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It is amazing how beauty could be enhanced with all these cosmetics and surgeries. More than a decade ago, growing old is something that is feared by people who are at their prime. The song and movie “forever young” has been a hit—it’s because it is the silent cry of those who don’t want to lose their vigor, beauty, and even fame. Sadly, growing old is something that we could not stop. In every sunrise of someone’s life always comes a sunset.

But technology has found answers. Of course we could not stop ourselves from growing old, but at least we could look younger than our age. Now that’s something everyone would want, right? Nothing beats to the pure joy of being told that we look young. It is always the best compliment one could ever receive.

Aside from the cosmetic products we see guaranteeing to get rid of those lines and wrinkles, we could always avail of surgeries that would forever get rid of those marks that tell us of our actual age. For women who are not satisfied about their figure and breast size, they could always get breast prosthesis! Once again modern technology has made wonders. And I am continually amazed by them everyday.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I worked in a multinational shipping company and our company has a Toll Free Number.  It is not just a mere toll free number but rather a customized number that is very easy to remember. Most businesses now have their own toll free numbers as it is very easy to get them. Most telephone service providers also offer toll free service.

But the big questions is: Is a toll free number good for your business? Definitely! Here are my reasons why I say so:

  • Toll-Free service works exactly the same way as a local phone services would.
  • Toll-Free numbers are portable. The number moves with you if your business moves.
  • Customers can reach you anytime and anywhere without having to pay for the call.
  • Toll-Free numbers will associate the quality of your product or services.
  • Toll-Free numbers build credibility. It makes small businesses sound professional.

A toll-free number solution can be an integral part of your communications plan. When you have your own business, communication is a vital part for its success. Before you embark into any sort of business, you should consider checking on the reliability of your communication. Your main goal should be about building long term relationship with customers. With a reliable toll free number service provider, your business will not only sound professional but it will let you stay connected with your consumers wherever they are.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Goooo TIGERS!!!!

We are a team! We are wearing our LSU shirts supporting our favorite NCAA Football team LSU.

I am wearing my LSU Tigers sweatshirt, Lulu in her LSU shirt and Andrea in her Lil Tiger shirt.. Cute, eh?
I wonder where our next family getaway would be. The year is almost ending so I am not really sure if we could do within the next two months. For sure we would have something planned for next year. I have always wanted to do a holiday out of the country—maybe Canada? I heard there are apartments for rent in Edmonton that would really be great for family holidays.

Family vacations are something that our family always looks forward to—I mean who does not want to have family getaway just to escape from the urban jungle and the hustle and bustle of city life? I also look forward to not having to wake up early to fix meals for the family. I mean I do love doing it, but once in a while I wish I just didn’t have to. I guess all stay at home moms like me could totally relate!

I am just crossing my fingers that next year we would have a memorable out of the country family holiday. For now I guess I have to brace myself for Christmas: getting my Christmas list ready, help the wife decorate the house and just enjoy the cold winter coming our way.

Monday, October 24, 2011

There is a new metal building that is being constructed near our place. We were all wondering what will it be since there is no signs about the upcoming building. We were curious what establishment will it be.

We are hoping that it will be a building of our favorite grocery store. There has been talks that a new grocery store will rise near us. It is a famous chain of grocery stores, so we wish this is it. It will be really convenient for us because the location is not even a mile from where we live.

Last Saturday it was Auburn vs LSU. Of course we are rooting for our team LSU to win. We wore our LSU shirts.

I had requested for Lulu to have her face painted with tiger stripes...

I guess it worked because LSU convincingly won that game!

Most transactions now are done electronically. You can now do electronic banking as well as electronic payments. It took me a while to be convinced about doing things electronically especially when it comes to matters that involve money. I always go for what is the usual. Would you believe that it took me years before I signed up for direct deposit for my salary? I was being fussed so many times by my wife for not enrolling direct deposit as it requires me to go to the bank to deposit my salary. Going to the bank is a hassle as there is always a line. So after a realizing that it will be easier to just do the direct deposit thing, I told our office that I want to enroll. Since then, I don't go to the bank to deposit my pay.

I now realized how convenient it is to do things electronically. My wife always pay our bills online. She told me that it saves her postage money. I guess that electronic payments on everything is what everybody prefers for it is convenient and time saving.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I am sure most of you know how known Cape Cod is. There were many movies that are shoot in this place. You can even read a lot about this place in novels. It is no wonder that my wife dreams of visiting Cape Cod.

Cape Cod is far from Alabama (we have to take a flight) but if we have the means for it, meaning if we have a budget for a great vacation, Cape Cod will be on top of our list. I have seen some Cape Cod rentals and they are so nice to look at.

Cape Cod is known for its beautiful beaches. Should we have our vacation there, I am sure my daughter will enjoy it.

One of the things that my family is dying to do is Whale watching. It will be fun to have a close encounter with the whales. We will surely do the whale watching tour off the coast of Cape Cod. I know there are so many things we can do in Cape Cod and we need to plan it carefully so that we can see and visit as much as we can during the vacation.
My daughter always like it when she reels the fishing rod. I guess she knows how much we love fishing and that she wanted to be a part of it. We asked her if she wants her own fishing rod but she said no as she will just help me fish.

When we went to the creek today, I let her helped me threw and reeled in the rod. She enjoyed it.

A friend of ours is getting married. My wife and her friends are throwing her a bridal shower. I noticed that my wife ordered a set of sexy bridal lingerie online. When it comes to shopping, my wife knows where she can get the best deals. I know she loves to shop both online and offline. I am just glad that she knows how to find the best deals and she knows how to handle our finances. I don't earn a lot yet, my wife always manage to make all our ends meet with a little extra for our savings.
I dropped off my wife and daughter to the mall yesterday. The mall is on my way to the work. I think it is like 3 miles from where I work. The mother and daughter tandem were ready to shop. I told them that I will pick them up during my lunch break.

I dropped them off at the main entrance and I noticed that on the other corner are new steel buildings construction. There was a signage that says, a new addition to the existing mall. With the new buildings added to the mall, it means more outlet stores will open up in few months. I bet they will be open in time for Black Friday shopping.

Friday, October 21, 2011


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Today I had one of those days that I was on the ball. For those of you who are close to me, you know that I rarely have those days. I usually forget things if they aren’t on my to-do list. If I forget my to-do list on the way to work, then I am really in trouble. I swear that I have to have undiagnosed Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. Today I got up early, had a couple of cups of coffee and got my house picked up before I went to work. I got everything done that I needed to do at work and also had some time to do some personal things that I needed to take care of. I got to go to and upgrade our cable package. I also had some time to pay my bills on-line early. Whenever I have days like this I feel great about myself. If I could just figure out how to be so productive everyday, I would be set! Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's the St. Louis Cardinals versus the Texas Rangers!

I am a Cardinals fan thus I am very happy that they are in the World Series. Yesterday, Cardinals won the Game 1. It was a good game. Will they be able to make it in the Game 2 tonight?

I will just keep track of the game....

Go Cardinals!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

They say that when you are in the real estate business or industry, you are living a nice life. I’ve heard stories of people who happen to be real estate brokers or agents that are enjoying the fruits of their labor. Most usually can afford and affluent, probably because of the high commissions they get when they close million-dollar deals. One real estate agent’s life (who happens to be an acquaintance) changed in an instant and she became a one-time millionaire when a business tycoon purchased a big piece of land she was dealing. She was given a commission in 7 figures! The business tycoon was to put up a mall in the said purchase property. She was really lucky that she had closed that deal early on. So now she is truly living a good life.

Had I pursued my interest in real estate brokerage I would have also been enjoying the harvest. I would have also been selling properties like South Carolina Real Estate properties or would have also been closing million-dollar deals. But I did not and still, I am considerably living and enjoying a good life, one that I could not have in my home country. The only difference is that here, I get to do all things by myself. Nevertheless, I so enjoy what I have now and I am thankful that I have all these blessings.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Did you know that graduates who hold an MBA degree are eligible for jobs that would not be offered to those who hold only a high school diploma? There are many employment opportunities of different types for those that holds an MBA degree.

At work, there is a chance for career advancement and holding supervisory and management positions. If only I am equipped for those positions, I will surely apply for it. Career advancement is the reason why I am gearing towards earning an MBA degree. But with the plans of going back to school, there will be a lot of sacrifices to make. Going back to school will be costly so we need to tighten our belts on our daily spending. I also have to check on my work's graduate school program because they offer financial assistance too.

When it comes to MBA degree, there are many concentrations that one can pursue. One can even check the mba programs colorado to get an idea on the most common MBA programs. There are also variety of factors to examine in choosing where to get your MBA degree. Above all, before you decide to take the degree of concentration you want, you should check and evaluate each one and choose the one that is right for you.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

It has been a while since we fired up our grill. It just got so hot that we can't stand grilling outside. But since the weather has gotten cooler, we decided to grill.

My little girl who is my grill buddy was having fun playing outside while I was grilling. I grilled hamburger! Hamburgers are best when grilled.

The smell of the grilled burger filled our back porch. It was heavenly. We all couldn't wait to eat. We had grilled hamburgers and french fries for dinner!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

My wife is the queen of the kitchen and since she loves to cook for my family she makes sure that her haven is a cook’s paradise. For her, the kitchen is not complete without any kitchen curtains. Without it, kitchen’s just looks ugly. Curtains make windows look fresh and clean. That is why she is hoping to find something to match the color of our tablecloth and so with my tile floors. Her, being also an “expert” when it comes to surfing scheduled for a thorough research on nice kitchen curtain designs and trends. Despite the endless chores in the house, also considering the hectic schedules of being a mother and a wife, she still finds time to check out the latest gadgets and equipment for the kitchen. She sure can’t wait to buy the perfect curtain that would match and would sooth her personal taste. It somehow gives her the feeling of relief just by seeing all the needed fabrics for the kitchen. With no hesitation, I would quickly agree on her decisions to order one for the house. She is just so happy every time she has something new for our kitchen – a place where I finds peace and serenity.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The weather is getting cooler. It is the perfect time to do some hiking in the weekend. I think that my daughter is old enough to start hiking with us. We don't need to hike difficult terrains yet but at least we want to introduce hiking to her. We need to buy some hiking backpacks for the three of us. I think it will be a fun adventure to explore the nature.

Hiking will be a great exercise too. I think my daughter will enjoy this activity because it will be new to her.

Over the years, we have collected few hundred DVDs. Some of my friends loan them. Some returns it some don't. I don't mind loaning my DVDs as long as they will return it. We love to watch movies again and again so it is important for me that my DVDs are returned so that when we feel like watching a certain movie we can do it.

I loaned a movie to our neighbor a year ago. Would you believe that it is still not back? We were dying to watch that movie few days ago but when I asked him about it he only said he will give it back.

Well, we haven't got it yet. I guess we have to buy a new copy tonight because we are dying to watch it again.

I should learn my lesson by now.
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One of my friend asks me if I know somebody who is willing to work in the medical field. He has some opening for Medical Records Assistant Jobs. I asked my wife if her friends are interested. My wife's friends are interested but they are not qualified for the job as none of them have the proper credentials for the job.

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One night I came home seeing my little toddler in this outfit. She told me " Daddy I am wearing my costume for my tea party" "Wanna have tea with me?" Who can resist that? Though I am tired from work, I can never say NO to my daughter when she wants to have my attention.

It's tea party time!!!!
Few months ago, we bade goodbye to the carpets in our living room and we can never be happier. Carpet cleaning is really time consuming and a pain in the butt. We used to have light colored carpet and the dirt just shows right away. We have to clean it all the times yet, we never feel it is clean enough. Of course we never hired a professional to do it as we do it ourselves. Maybe if we hired a reliable carpet cleaner like carpet cleaners durham nc it would have made a difference. We just got tired of the carpet that we decided to changed it into hardwood. We were happy with our decision. Now, our living room is easier to clean.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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There are aspects in a business that are just too technical. Some of them are very hard to understand for an ordinary individual. Having a business lawyer will help you safeguard your investment. Business whether small scale or large corporations are both investments that need proper documentations and some other legal papers. These cannot be done without the proper knowledge of business laws. So, safeguard your investment by consulting one of raleigh business lawyers. Keep your investments safe at all times.
Some people doesn't like to buy incontinence products at the local store because they are not comfortable with it. They get conscious when some other customers see them buying those. There is a solution to this problem. One can shop for incontinence products online. Online stores can pack them in such a way that it will not embarrass the receiver.

Some health conditions are private and I appreciate the fact that there are sellers that are concern with what the customer feels. By shipping these products discretely, it helps the customers need for anonymity.
We have a friend who is in a state of mourning since few days ago her mom passed away. Lulu and some of their friends try to help her cope up. Yesterday they spend time together just talking and eating. Today, they decided to bring her out to the mall.

Lulu and Andrea left around 10am. I was still asleep. We didn't see each other before I go to work but they surprise me with a lunch... They brought me lunch at work ...

Barbecue Sandwich for Lunch, from Jim 'n Nick's.... Delicious!
My wife and my daughter have a very sensitive skin. They both need to use bath products for sensitive skin and they have to use moisturizing creme everyday. I wonder if the water that we are using is one of the reason why they have skin problems. I know that hard water dries skin and hair. If our shower is producing hard water then I am sure it will affect the skin of my girls. The only solution that I can think of about hard water is to install a water softener. Softened water has many benefits. I have read that Aquatell water softeners are easy to install and maintain. I should look at this product so that we can enjoy the luxury of a softened water.
Moving and rearranging your furnitures at home or at work can be hard work. It requires a lot of effort especially if you move heavy furnitures. To provide ease of moving, a mover can use casters. These casters allow for easy movement. Casters comes in variety of sizes. Different caster has different functions. If you are looking for a caster, you should check out Reid Supply. They have different kinds of casters. You can buy the caster that is right for your needs at a very affordable price. They also offer ball transfer and other industrial products.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I try to be a hands-on father as much as I can. Like in any life situation, the first time is always hard and crucial. I can remember that time when I and my wife were just starting and our daughter was a newborn baby. We would get rattled at every wail she does. As the days pass by, we have learned how to properly deal and soothe her crying. And she grew every day before my eyes. Her mom kept tabs on milestones, making little celebrations for each one.

Our daughter is our unica ija, the one princess. Because of this, we do everything to give her a life she deserves. We do everything to protect her. As soon as she was able to roll on her tummy, we knew we had to baby proof our home. We bought floor mats where she first crawled to protect her knees from scratches. We re-arranged the furniture to give her more space. We made sure all electrical appliances are secured. And even after child proofing our home, we still see to it that when she plays, we are always around her.

Having a child entails a lot of changes. We even made changes in our car. When she was little we had to put sunscreen on the side of the car where her car seat is located. Now that she is a little bit older, we have to invest in a high quality car floor mats. As young as she is, she drops morsels of food, spills drink and make mess in the car. But with a good car floor mat, we can easily clean it up.

Pumpkins are very common in any grocery stores. Every time we go to Walmart, my daughter is fascinated with the pumpkins so I bought her one.

She made this design. This is the first time that she has done one. Not bad huh?
It was last year when I got a scary call from my step mother. Dad had a heart surgery. I never had an idea that my father had heart problems. It was all so sudden. My step mom assured me that everything was okay though. Few days later, my dad was discharged from the hospital and he went home to recuperate. He didn't recover from the surgery overnight but he told me that he felt better after few days.

What happen to my dad, made me realized that I need to take more care of my health. What happen to my dad can easily happen to me too. I need to make a change to improve my overall health so that I can avoid any kind of heart surgery.

It is a blessing that nowadays there are plenty of skillful and experienced heart surgeons that can do a minimally invasive heart surgery. Heart surgery has also evolved. Before, the traditional way of heart surgery is done through dividing the breastbone and using a heart lung machine. Today, a cardiac surgeon can do the minimally invasive approach without the use of the large breastbone incision and may not require the use of the cardiopulmonary bypass. This procedure is done through small incisions in the right side of the chest. It is an alternative to open heart surgery. This approach is safe and have been performed successfully by NYU Surgeons. This kind of approach results in less pain and a quicker recovery for most people.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

When I was younger, I thought tennis is a really simple sport. All you need to know is how to hold the racket and use it to hit the ball. As grew older, yes you are right, I realized it takes more than that. Tennis is a game of speed and strategy (well most sports and games require a good strategy). And that racket, it is not easy to grip, more hit a ball with it.

Tennis is enjoyed by countless recreational players and is also a hugely renowned worldwide spectator sport, especially the four Grand Slam tournaments (likewise known as the "Majors"): the Australian Open fought on hard courts, the French Open played on red clay courts, Wimbledon played out on grass courts, and the US Open played also on hard courts.

The Australian Open 2012 was formally launched last October 4 in Melbourne, Australia. As early as now, many tennis aficionado have shown excitement for another round of tennis Australian open. News has it that it is set to offer the highest pot money in the Grand Slam Tennis history ever.
Nurses and other medical fields are mostly identified because they wear scrubs. But recently, I have seen many people who wears scrubs regardless of their profession. Scrubs is not just for nurses.

More and more people are now wearing scrubs. I guess because scrubs especially the cotton scrubs are comfortable to wear. Scrubs give you ease in moving. It is a perfect day to day wear.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

As the real estate market goes down, it is very common to see signs of house for sale every where. Every corner of a road, you can surely see for sale yard signs.

While driving around looking for homes for rent, we found some beautiful houses in a very nice subdivision that are mostly for sale. It is actually a sad reality how homeowners have been forced to sell their homes because they can no longer afford to pay for its monthly mortgage.

Sometimes I wonder if being a renter is the best option these days.
I can't believe how addicted I am to fishing. I enjoy fishing because my wife loves to eat the fish that I caught. I know don't just fish for fun, I fish because I enjoy doing it and at the same time it is a good meal for my wife.

Anyhow, as winter approaches, the weather is getting colder thus I have to dress properly too when I go fishing especially when I fish very very early. I plan to buy some carhartt pants that I can wear for fishing. I need to wear something comfortable and something warm so that I can keep myself warm despite the cold weather when I stay outdoors to fish.
Few days ago, I wanted to eat something sweet. We went to the bakery section of the grocery store. The cake their costs over $10! I don't want to spend that amount of money just for a cake.

I was ready to forget about my sweet craving. Then the wife offered to bake a cake. We bought the ingredients and then we came home to bake the cake.

Andrea was excited because she was gonna help her mom bake the cake. It was a great activity for them.

Andrea couldn't wait for the cake to be done. When they finished making chocolate cake they put coconut pecan toppings.

The cake was delicious!!!!
I am a smoker. Smoking is a habit I wish I haven't started. I have been a smoker all my adult life. Though I smoke, I have never been a cigar smoker. I prefer the cigarette. I guess it is because cigar is more expensive. It is cheaper to smoke a cigarette than to smoke a cigar. Despite being not a cigar smoker, I know some sellers that sell discount acid cigars. There are plenty of internet resources that can be searched if you are looking for cheaper rates of different cigars.

Are you a smoker? Which do you prefer a cigar or a cigarette?
Every year, we make customize Christmas card. It is by the way cheaper to make a personalize Christmas card than to buy them in the store. As early as this time, my wife is already planning to make the Christmas card. We will be sending Christmas cards abroad so the earlier we can order our christmas cards the better.

My wife plans to buy and design custom t-shirts for our family picture. She wants us to wear the same outfits for our Christmas Picture. I think this is a neat idea. It will be cool for the three of us to have a uniform outfit. It will be different from our previous Christmas pictures.
I used to have a labrador dog. Like many pet owner, that dog was not just a mere dog. She was a part of our family. She gets treats every now and then. She has schedules for vet visits, pet saloon visit. She was well taken cared of and she had her own place in our house. Though she was an indoor dog, we never have problem with urine odor because we really take good care of her.

Aside from the lab dog, we also had a cat. Our cat and dog get along well. It was actually cute to watch them play all the time.

Do you have pets at home? Do you experience having pet odors? There is a solution to that. Check the petcare section of any pet store.
I have a co-worker that is into bangles and other jewelries. Last week I noticed that she was wearing a silver bangle that has biagi beads screw at the end. It was really beautiful. It will make a very good gift. I asked her where she got it because I want to buy one for my wife. It will be a great anniversary gift. Since our anniversary is coming up in few months, I am looking for ideas on what to give her. I always find it hard to buy my wife a gift because she kept on saying that she don't want anything.

Will a silver bangle be a good gift for her on our 5th wedding anniversary? Any other ideas?
My step dad has every knick knacks that one will every need. He has a garage full of tools and some other things. Whenever we need something, all we have to do is ask him and he will surely have it.

When we were assembling our dining set, we borrowed a cordless drill from him. It was really easy using a cordless drill. We have noticed that his drill works like new. He told us that he just bought a new sets of makita batteries for his tools and other stuff. I really salute my stepdad when it comes to maintaining his stuffs. He is really keen in making sure that everything is in order and he is very knowledgeable on everything that he owns.
We were doing our usual grocery shopping when my wife spotted $1 deals. I know for sure that my wife will be checking them out. I saw her grab a couple of shorts, t-shirts and other clothing items. Knowing my wife, I know she wouldn't pass that kind of deal. It was too good to pass.

As she was done choosing different items, she went to the "Find Price" area. She was just making sure that all the items she got is priced at $1 each. The store that we go shopping to has the best barcode scanner. It is easy to use and they are placed in different section for the convenience of its shoppers.

Anyway, we came home with few more bags from our grocery shopping but paid a lot less for all of them.
Ever heard of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement? If you are not familiar with this, it is a medical or lifestyle approach which is safe and natural. This is done by a medical professional. The purpose of a hormone theraphy is to help alleviate the pain and suffering that an individual is facing because of conditions such as menopause, perimenopause, andropause or other stress induced fatigue.

Hormones regulate metabolic process in a body that is why many doctors are now using hormone replacement therapy in optimizing a person's well being. Is hormone replacement right for you? Consult your doctor now.
Longhorn is my favorite steakhouse. The steak there is much better compared to any other steak houses.

I ordered the porterhouse with french fries on the side. Yes this is a big serving but as skinny as I am, believe me I can eat it all.

Would you believe that during my younger years, at one time I ate a 70oz steak? Yes, that's how much I can eat.

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