Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oh no, I am sick! After Lulu got sick, it is now my turn to get sick. I am running a fever, coughing and having a stuffed nose.

I guess it is a good thing that we didn't get sick at the same time because there is one of us that has to take care of our toddler.

All I wanted to do now is sleep!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

When we were on vacation to my wife’s home country, the Philippines, a few years ago, I was really overwhelmed at the mode of transportation commonly used by the people and the townsfolk. The vehicle I am referring to is the motorcycle. I believe that most families and individuals own a motorcycle or two as it is one of the main means of transportation. There is one particular type of using the motorcycle that amazed me. For numerous times, motorcycles there were used as a passenger vehicle, carrying at least four or five (including the driver) persons at a time. My wife told me that it is common in her town. It was fun and astounding to see it for the first time, but I realized that it was really quite a dangerous feat to be loading up the motorcycle beyond its capacity. I wonder if the drivers have ever read their Motorcycle Manuals. It is really a daring act but they have been used to it. So far, in my stay, I have not heard of any accidents involving these motorcycle drivers. I guess they have become experts in maneuvering through rough terrain and roads.

When we go back next year, I wish to ride in one of those. We’ll see.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Diving is something I am interested to try. I know there are great diving spots in Bohol, Philippines and when we go there next year for our vacation, I might consider trying this sport. I know a few who really enjoys diving and their diving photos are really great. I am sure that seeing the undersea creatures will be nothing compared to the pictures.

Since I plan to go on diving, I was thinking if gps goggles will be something I need. I actually haven't heard from this but I might as well research more about this.
When my wife migrated here in the USA, it was around winter time. Her skin was not used to the very cold weather because she came from a tropical country. She developed skin eczema. Her doctor give her some moisturizing cream that she needs to apply at least 3 times a day.

If I have discovered about egyptian magic cream, I would surely advice my wife to buy it because this cream is formulated specifically for people who are seeking relief from Psoriasis, Eczema, rashes or other skin conditions.

If you are having skin problems, you might want to check this product and try using it.
Our little girl is sick. She has fever and runny nose. She sounds so pitiful. She just want to be held by her mom. She don't want to eat. When we asked her if she wants her favorite egg drop soup and rice she said yes.

So, we ordered chinese food for the sick girl. Lulu had sesame chicken and I had dinner cooked by the wife!

Hope the little girl will be better tomorrow.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

My little girl Andrea is scared of the vacuum. The sound of the vacuum scares her the most. We have been telling her that it is okay but she shivers in fear when we use our vacuum when cleaning. We were just so glad that our living room now is made of wood so no more vacuuming needed. The bedrooms in our little place is still carpeted so we still use the vacuum when we clean the bedrooms.

For the last two times that we used the vacuum, I think Andrea has overcome her fear of vacuum already as she is now comfortable to help us clean and even helped push the vacuum. I am glad because it is a struggle cleaning our place knowing how scared my little girl is of the vacuum's sound.

If our place is big, I wouldn't hesitate to hire a cleaning service like http://www.thesteamteam.com/austin-cleaning-services/ because it will be easier for us and for our daughter. We will just let some professionals to do the cleaning for us while we do something else. Anyway, if you are looking for affordable carpet cleaning austin, you should check the services offered by The Steam Team of Texas.

I don't shop very much because when it comes to shopping I leave everything to my wife. She is one of the best shoppers when it comes to great deals and savings. I am lucky on that part because I am very sure that she knows how to manage our meager amount of money. On the few times that I brought my wife shopping, I have noticed that most products now in the USA are made in China. Well, with the high cost of labor in the USA, factory businesses will go to place with lower cost of labor and one of the places to go to is China.

For people that wants to engage in retail business, they should consult a procurement specialist that can buy direct from China. These people can help can provide full sourcing service and supply chain advisory. They are to go to people if you want to get the best direct sourcing programs with Chinese factories. I know that if you can get a good business relationship from a direct factory, you can save as much as 50% which in turn will mean bigger profit for your business.

One of the most common problem when outsourcing is the language barrier. I know some businessmen wants to do the dealings themselves but mostly it is ineffective because of their lack of experience. For successful outsourcing, a businessman should check out China Performance Group, they provide successful sourcing programs to companies.

Friday, August 19, 2011

I have mentioned that my daughter Mischa was coming over to spend the night. Her little sister was so excited that she even took a nap because we told her that Mischa and Ben will be coming late. Andrea seldom takes a nap now, but she took a nap because she knows she will wait for her sister.

Mischa got here after midnight and the excited little girl can't wait. She wants to have a tea party right away. We stayed up late and just spend time together. Andrea was so hyped up that she kept on telling us that she is not tired and she don't want to sleep.

We woke up early the following morning because Mischa and Bed are heeding to Atlanta for their weekend getaway. Andrea cried so hard because she don't want them to leave.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A close friend of ours is in the hospital right now. We called her family and she is in stable condition but she has to stay in the hospital for a couple of days for some more tests. We all hope that there is nothing serious about her condition.

We plan to visit her this weekend as the family said she will be confined to the hospital until next week probably. We want to brighten her mood so we want to bring something for her. One of the things we consider to bring is a bouquet of flowers, a get well soon bouquet. We saw EZBloomers.com floral arrangement and they are all beautiful. We can even order online and we like the fact that we can order a custom floral design. So, tomorrow night we will order the flowers online that way it will be delivered before we visit her on Saturday.
It's been two weeks for me since I last went fishing. I read an article about stripe bass having a high mercury content and is not safe to eat. I am thinking, it is just a waste of money and effort to fish and not eat what you caught, thus I haven't fish for two weeks. I admit, I miss the fun of fishing. The article that I read mentioned the stripe bass in a certain lake and I am quite sure that the creek that I go fishing is far from that said lake but I want to be sure. I plan to buy mercury test strips and see if it is safe to eat those fish.

When I went to the store, they don't sell the mercury strips that I am looking for, instead they have Polaris Ranger Accessories and other car accessories. It is too bad that I can't find it in the store. Perhaps I have to order it online so that I can continue fishing safely.
We can't wait! We are all excited. Andrea is the most excited one. She can't wait because she said "Mischa and Ben is coming to my tea party". Yes, Andrea plans to host a tea party for her sister and her boyfriend.

When Andrea woke up today, she was excited that Mischa and Ben are coming. The bad news is my wife and I are not invited to the tea party. Ha ha ha.

It will be a quick visit but it will be fun, the most important thing is to see them even if it is just a couple of hours.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Have you received a harassing call from collection agencies? Some collection agencies will harass you and even call your neighbors or your work. If this happens to you, know that you have the right. Even if you owe something, you still have the right to protect yourself from being harassed.

Anyway, some people may have bad experiences with collection agencies but there are still good agencies that has the best team in terms of debt collection. If your company needs the services of a collection agency, you should choose an agency with superior services.
We (wife and I) were browsing the net when we found some artcarved wedding bands and it intrigued us. We want to have a set like that when we get married in church.

You see, it is my wife's dream to be married in church and in front of her folks. Well, I can't blame her as I think it is every girl's dream to get married in church. We still dream of that day to come. I know it will not be easy financially because it will require quite a lot of money to get married in the Philippines but we will save for it and when that day comes, I will let you all know about it.
Few days ago, they changed the game. They merge it to another game. I didn't like the idea at first. Then, I learned to get a hang of it. And then, something happened. I can't get the game to load anymore. I was mad. I only play one game in Facebook and I admit I enjoyed playing it.

For 4 days now, I can no longer play the game. It lets me accept gifts but the whole game won't load. What a bummer. Why now? It frustrates me because I don't want to start another game. But what choice do I have? Is it time for me to say goodbye to frontierville?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

All men have love affairs. They do, with their cars. Aside from their wives, most men are so engaged and engrossed with their love affair with their cars. Men spend more time with their “second wife” buy her accessories, those expensive running boards, and even order her custom floor mats. Men protect their cars as much as possible from the smallest scratch, or even from mud. They dress her up with nice mud flaps so that the wheels are still pretty and clean. Men could just do anything with their cars. I believe that this love affair is somehow difficult to understand. Some men are really into cars that they go the extra mile. They have their cars customized. They accessorize it, put blings on it, and even make it as their own moving bachelor’s pad.

I am not one of those men. I am not a car fanatic like most men are. I don't spend too much money on our car. I just buy what is necessary. I bring the car to the repair shop whenever it is time for its necessary maintenance and check up. I buy new wheels when it is needed. I don't over spend when it comes to car accessories because I would rather spend whatever extra money we have to buy something for my wife and my daughter.
Getting closer. I can't wait for another College Football season.

I am excited about my favorite team's first game. It will be a tough one. LSU vs Oregon. This is the game that would make or break LSU. I wish they will win.

Every year, we have our own tradition when it comes to football game openers. This year it will be the same. I think that it will be more fun this time around because my 3 year old daughter loves to watch football too. She already learned to watch the games.

Can't wait for our first game. Geaux Tigers!
My wife and I are not perfect but we make sure that we spend time together and strengthen our marriage life. We have our struggles but one thing is for sure, we are happy with our relationship. Having the sweetest daughter one can ever dreamed of, we are actually lucky and felt very blessed.

Our family live a simple life. We enjoy simple pleasures. We bond together and that is the most important. Our bonding times and activities are various. With a toddler, spending quality time is the most important. We always make sure that we read books, we play games, we paint, we draw, we watch movies together too and so on and so forth. Whether we are watching cartoon shows, nick jr shows or movies, our TVee model 25 soundbar brings our entertainment to the highest level. This sound bar provides entertainment at its best as its sound quality is really awesome.
My family has visited couple of states but we really can't say that we are well-traveled. There are still many states that we want to visit, to explore and to discover. Like many other places to visit, we need to plan our trips to make it worth the while.

Las Vegas is one of the places that my wife has been wishing to see. She is enthralled with the idea of visiting many Filipino restaurants there and to experience watching las vegas shows. These are just few of the reasons why she wishes to set foot in Las Vegas.

I have been to Vegas during my younger years and it didn't impress me at that time. I am not sure if I will change my view about this place but who knows, I might like it better now. Should we visit Vegas in the coming years, it will be a different trip as it will be a family trip. I am sure my little one will love it there because there are many family-friendly destinations in Las Vegas too.

Last weekend, my Mom lent us their dvd of Paul. It is a sci-fi, comedy and adventure movie. We were not sure what the movie was about but since we don't have anything to watch we watched it.

To our big surprise, the movie was really good. We enjoyed watching every bit of it and we had a great time. Paul is an alien... a smart ass one!

Travel in fun with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (two sci-fi geeks) to America's UFO heartland the Area 51. Enjoy the journey being chased by federal agents and a fanatic father...

This movie is really fun!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I don't have a good set of teeth. I was too stubborn to wear braces during my younger years. I can't blame my parents for it because I know they tried and failed so many times until they gave up.

I don't want my daughter to deal with bad teeth, that is why at her young age, we made sure that she sees the dentist as needed. My daughter had gone through a lot when it comes to her teeth. At the age of 3, she already lost her baby tooth because of trauma. I was frustrated at what her first dentist did to her teeth. I was really mad because my daughter had to undergo mouth rehab only to find out that she did worse rather than saving her teeth. We spent few thousands and it was all for nothing. We ditched our first dentist and vowed never to come back to her ever.

We are lucky though that we found another pediatric dentist and a very good one for my daughter. We are satisfied of the services that he offered and he deals with kids in a really special way. The dental office that we go to has a General Dentist, Orthodontist, Pediatric Dentists, Dental Hygienist and more. They provide great care to their patients in a very timely manner.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I have always like staying in a cabin. During our last vacation, we stayed in a cabin for a week. We had a wonderful time. It was the first time that I brought my family on a vacation in a lake. My 3 year old daughter had a blast and enjoyed the sound and the reflection of the firewood burning in the fireplace. It was a great family time for us. She even like cabin beds and she wants to sleep alone on one of them.

Our cabin stay was a great deal because we got it for not even half the price of the usual charge because our vacation was during the off season. We wanted to do it every year but next year we can't do it because we are going to Philippines.
Yes, I have a sick dog at home. She is barking day and night. The sick dog is my wife. She had a bad episode of cough. She has been barking all day and all night, to the point of not getting sleep at all. I begged her to call the doctor and she finally did last Thursday. She saw the doctor early morning yesterday. She is taking antibiotics right now and tonight, she sounds better.

I hope she gets better really soon.
We have an invitation to attend a birthday party next week. It is the birthday of our friend's son. We don't have an idea what to give him. Sometimes, when you think that a child has everything, you will run out of idea of what to give him. Thankfully, I have my wife to deal with this. I have seen her browse the internet for litle boy gifts with a personal touch. She is always good in looking for the perfect gift for her friends and their kids.

Another birthday party so it means another get together for my wife and her Filipino friends. I always like for my wife to spend some time with her friends because it is good for her to have a sense of being home with Filipino people, talking in their own language and eating their native food.
Conference calls are perfect especially when you are making a business deal. It is also convenient for friends and families who wants to talk all together at one time. Would you believe that there are free trial conference calls that you can try? Yes, you heard it right, free trial calls will enable you to decide if conference call is the one you need the most. Try it now and see how this can improve your business dealing or your personal relationships.

Friday, August 12, 2011

My niece Kelly got married to Cameron but we were not able to attend the wedding because of some reasons. It was a very nice celebration as the picture shows.

It was very nice of them to send us a thank you card for the little something that we gave them as a wedding gift.

Don't they look good together?
Tylenol is a very common over the counter medicine that you and I have used for a long time. Tylenol is often the easiest way to ease your fever, headache and all those other pain you felt. This medicine provides relief to whatever "non-serious" ailment you felt. Little did I know that tylenol and liver failure has a connection. There have been cases where FDA receives reports about acetaminophen related injuries and deaths. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer that is present in tylenol products.

Beware of Acetaminophen overdose and if you have taken tylenol and been diagnosed with liver failure, you may be entitled for a compensation.
Losing weight is a struggle to everyone who wants to maintain their desired weight according to their body index. Obesity has become one of the major health problems in the USA. There are many people who strive to find a way to have a program that is proven to work when it comes to weight loss.

One of the most popular program in losing weight is the hcg weight loss. This process involves four phases and it aims to provide patients with positive lifestyle habits. Having a positive lifestyle will help an individual be comfortable and happy while shedding off some pounds.

Losing weight is a hard process that needs determination. With the help of qualified individuals you can achieve your dream.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Do I need to say more?

I am glad that I have a very sweet daughter!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Most of us who use the internet use search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN and other sites to search or look for products or services or to ask something. If you have a business and your website lands on the last pages of the search engines, then you should do something. It should be your goal to have your website land on the top pages of Google, Yahoo, MSN and other search engines. You can do this through Search Engine Optimization, which is the process of increasing your website’s position in the search engines results page. For sure, when you created your business or website, your intentions are not to let it sit unnoticed, so in order for it to gain traffic and become popular in the World Wide Web, take advantage of SEO.

Search Engine Optimization is one of the most affordable ways to market your business and make your website visible to the public. One of the tactics is through Pay Per Click where advertisers receive payments whenever consumers click their links. SEO is risk-free and guarantees exposure online translating to sales. SEO undeniably brings endless possibilities to any business online. SEO will offer helpful information that will keep potential customers coming back for more.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

We had a great family bonding this weekend. Yesterday we drove around and end up in different town. We ate at Hamburger Heaven and then we went to the Asian store to buy some Asian goodies.

Sunday is usually a day for Andrea to spend some time with he Nana and Papa. After that we went to have dinner at Logan's Roadhouse.

We spent some time together playing at home and did a lot of reading...

Andrea always likes to read and whenever we read books in bed, it mommy is not allowed to read with us because it is just andrea and daddy reading time.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Every Easter, we spend it at the park together with our Filipino friends and their families. We always have a picnic and we make sure to have Easter activities for the kids like egg hunting, egg coloring and other different games. It is also our family tradition to buy kids gifts for Easter. We give them to Andrea's close friends.

Easter is always a fun day for the kids and the whole family. My daughter always looks forward to it because she loves to hunt eggs and she loves the idea that Easter bunny will bring her something.

Lulu's favorite color is green that is why when Andrea and I saw this green flowers I know I have to buy it.

I used to buy my wife a bouquet of flowers every week until the wife imposed that no more flowers except for special occasions. Flowers have gotten expensive but I don't mind buying them because I know how much my wife loves the flowers. But since the flowers are extra expenses, and the wife imposed that I can't buy her flowers anymore or she will get mad then I stopped buying her flowers but every once in a while doesn't hurt. I always tell her why I bought her a flower or else she will give me a "dagger look" that is SCARY.
We were flicking channels last night to find a show that is worth watching. We just finished watching an awful movie which we rented at Redbox. We wanted something good to watch when we saw an old coverage of Olympics. I know how much my wife likes to watch equestrian so we stayed on the channel for few minutes.

I teased my wife about the ladies riding their horse that they are so sexy. Their equestrian clothing are so classy. My wife teased me back that starting tomorrow she will buy lots of equestrian clothing.

I am really glad that my wife and I shared a lot in common and that we can always laugh at simple things. We always make time to bond with each other even if it is just watching TV.
I came home last night to get my dinner when I noticed that Lulu had a new haircut. I was surprised as she never went out. She told me that she cut it herself. She had a nice haircut and I can't imagine how she did it. I have been telling her to call the hair salon for an appointment because I want her to have her hair done. She kept on putting it aside I didn't know that she plan to do her hair all by herself.

I wished she would go to the hair salon, it is not that her haircut doesn't look good. I just want her to pamper herself once in a while. I even teased her that if she thinks that we won't have extra money for the hair salon I will take a cash advance just so she would go to a salon. Of course, I was just joking about the cash advance, I was serious though that I want her to go to the hair salon.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

We had a daddy-andrea date last weekend. A date without Mommy.

Our date was going to the store to shop. We shop for little things and then I asked Andrea what can we find to give to Mommy. We roam around the store and finally decided to buy mommy a bouquet of flowers.

We had fun at the store. When we got home we rang the doorbell and when Mommy opened the door, Andrea said... "Mommy we got flowers for you!"

We always go to the store (the three of us) but last weekend was a different story. I asked Lulu if she wanted to go to the store but told me that she would rather stay home. Then, I asked my daughter if she wants to go to the store just her and me. She then gleefully said "I want to go the store and Mommy needs to stay home to rest".

It was cute. We had a date and it was fun.