Friday, December 28, 2012

There are many ways to support breast cancer and I am doing my little share.  Some people wears pink ribbon or pink shirt in support of breast cancer.  I am one of the men who refuse to wear pink shirt thus I do different thing rather than wearing a pink shirt.

My sister in law who is in the medical field shops from pink scrubs online because it is her way of supporting breast cancer awareness. I give little donation in supporting this cause. But, please don't force me to wear pink shirt as I can't do that!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas dear friends and loyal visitors of this blog.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

In time for the holidays, I will be taking a break from blogging.

See you soon!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy birthday big girl! As you always say, you are no longer a baby!  You are now 5 years old yeahhh!

Happy birthday!  You are the best and we love you so much!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Most girls wants to be a ballerina. Some enjoys to figure skate. Figure skating is kinda cool and my wife enjoys watching it specially the ones in the olympics. She is crazy about this. We dream of enrolling our kid to a ballet class because we thought she will enjoy it.

During this season of giving, if you know somebody who likes to skate, there are figure skating gifts that can be bought online. This is a gift idea that figure skating enthusiast will really enjoy.

This is very normal for us.  We watch Disney show while laying down in the couch.  We call it sleep watching.
There are many uses of permanent magnets. You can use it in some home appliances. You can also use it in tools, in automobiles, in jewelry and a lot more.

At home, you can see permanent magnets in refrigerators. Notice how you close the refrigerator door? That said appliance uses permanent magnets. Did you know that permanent magnets comes in different shapes and sizes? Its shape and sizes depends on what you need it for.
I love coffee - black and nothing else on it!  I always joke my wife that a man's coffee is pure black!  My wife drinks coffee too but she prefers to have cream and her no calorie sugar in it.

I can't have a clear head after waking up without coffee, and I do drink more. Sometimes when I am at work, I crave for coffee too specially when I get tired and sleepy. I am just glad that the gas station in front of our office has a commercial grindmaster so they always have a hot coffee anytime of the day.

Actually, we do have coffee at work, but sometimes, I will just grab a cup from the store along with some other stuff that I want to munch on.

Monday, December 3, 2012

These are the stack of woods that we have for our fireplace.  One morning I woke up and saw this hawk.  It was beautiful.  I hurried inside and got the cam.  I  was surprise of myself having able to figure out the zoom part of the camera (lol).  I am glad the hawk stayed there for a bit, enough for me to capture its beauty.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

One of the things we enjoy most in our home is the fireplace. Whenever it gets cold, especially during weekends, we use our fireplace. We always enjoy the coziness of the fireplace.

When it is time to clean up, my daughter is always eager to help out.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Most older folks have difficulty in hearing. I guess when you aged, so is your hearing abilities. I think that in the long run, I will be a candidate for a hearing aid because sometimes, I can hardly hear. Let's just say, I guess I damaged my ear drums with the line of work that I had.

Anyway, have you thought about checkng for hearing aids? I heard from family and friends that this website offers hearing aids that are really sophisticated which are easy to hide. They designed affordable hearing aids that are discreet and convenient.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

We haven't have a daddy-daughter day in a very long time. Finally, we had a date when we went to watch live football game at Georgia Dome. It was such a very memorable day. My daughter Mischa and I had so much fun.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

I have seen so many people that sells stuff online.  Sometimes, I wish I have the time to do the same.  I do have some knick knacks that can be sold but I guess in the future I will do that.

Should I decide to do some online selling, I want to as my wife to help me create web page in which I can use to sell all my stuff. I think it is important that you have your own page to post all the pictures of the things that you want to sell.

Are you engaged into online selling? Is it a profitable business?

My daughter is not very comfortable about getting near the fire which is a good thing.  When we tried to roast marshmallows in our fireplace, she was scared to get near the fire so she didn't look at the fire while roasting.

After we roasted, she told us that she really didn't like roasted marshmallow and she rather eat it plain.

Friday, November 16, 2012

One of the most enjoyable things that I do when we go for a Philippine vacation is to be able to ride a motorcycle. My brothers-in-law there always make sure that they leave their motorcycle at my disposal. I always enjoy riding the motorcycle.

In the Philippines, there are areas where wearing helmet is not required. I usually drive those area since I don't have a helmet there. Unlike here in the USA, you have to have a helmet to operate a motorcycle. I know that Nexx XR1R Carbon is one of the brands that most riders bought. In the future when we decide to buy a motorcycle, I should check this brand of helmet.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My daughter has been going to the library for few months now.  But this was the first time that I saw her at the library.  She goes to the library together with her Nana.

She was so surprised when I dropped by while they were at the library.  She couldn't wait to show me the whole library.
I am not a cigar smoker. I am a cigarette smoker. I only smoke one brand too. I couldn't remember the last time I smoke a cigar. I guess it is a good way that I don't smoke cigars because those things can be expensive at times. I even find cigarette expensive how much more if I smoke the cigars instead of cigarettes.

I found out that the brand tatuaje cigars are a good brand. To all those who likes to smoke cigars, have you tried this brand? If yes, tell me your experience about it.

Monday, November 12, 2012

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For somebody like me who dreads the big crowd and long lines during Black Friday sales, I am glad that there is a Cyber Monday. I am not very addicted to online shopping nor store shopping. When it comes to shopping, I let my wife do that as it is her forte. She is a born shopper but a very frugal one so I am lucky in that sense.

I know how my wife enjoys fighting the crowd during midnight black friday sales. Sometimes, I can't understand why but since she enjoys it, I let her enjoy the moment with her frieds. I stay home with our daughter while she shops around with her friends.

I once told her that there is no use fighting the cold weather and thousands of shoppers when you can also get anything you want during Cyber Monday. I told her to check out because I am sure she can find whatever she desires in that website for the price that she is willing to pay. She did checked it but she said that she will do both - Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping.

Anyway, I have been wishing for a bigger tv for our living room. The one that we have is too small for our big living room. There are great TV deals for Cyber Monday and I need to convince my wife that it is the perfect time for us to buy the bigger tv that we always wanted for our living room.

What do you like to buy during the Cyber Monday sales?

I used to believe that healthy snacks are tasteless. I was wrong.  When I got to taste Pirate's Booty Aged Cheddar, I can't believe how tasty it was.  It tasted just like all the other junk foods - very tasty and addicting!

Last weekend, we watched a kid movie and instead of popcorn, we munch on Pirate's Booty.  We enjoyed munching on those delicious corn and rice puffs.  I think my daughter has a new favorite movie snacks now.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

I am proud to be one of the 7%

7% of  Americans  have worn a US Military Uniform keeping our country free for 100% of Americans.

Friday, November 9, 2012

During veterans day, I always feel like I deserve to get a break.  I had my share of serving my country for 10 years.  I have been to many war zones and yet during veterans day, I couldn't even get a day off. This year will be different.  Since veterans day will fall during Sunday, I wouldn't be working.  So, I will be off to enjoy the day dedicated for veterans like me.

Talking about Veterans Day, I am honored that my work recognized it.  It was a sweet gesture of them to send me a special note thanking for for serving our country and on top of that I was selected to be honored at a football game next week, thus we will have an out of town trip.  I am one of the veterans that will walk the field before the game starts and during the halftime.  Isn't that cool?

The out of town trip will also be a good get away for me and my family.  We plan to spend our weekend in Atlanta, do some sight seeing and of course visit the Asian store to buy some goodies for my wife.  Knowing my wife, she already found a way to save for our hotel stay.  She found coupons and she used it to book our hotel stay.  You gotta love her and her ability to find deals whether it is shopping deals or travel deals.  She told me that she can easily find coupons and deals at My Deals.   Of course I have no idea about this site but I got curious thus I browsed it.  I was surprise at how much you can save with this website.  They have all the deals and discounts that you can think of.

Now, I am really looking forward and I am very excited about our upcoming trip.  My oldest daughter will be joining us too.  I am sure it will be a great family weekend.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

They say that winter is the best time to be pruning the crepe myrtle. As winter is approaching, I decided to prune the crepe mantle in our back.  This one is taller than me but when I pruned it, I cut the branches that sticking up making it a little more leveled.

Most of the crepe myrtle in our neighborhood is already pruned so I guess this is the practice around here thus I am following their lead.

Friday, November 2, 2012

I couldn't remember the last time that I wore a wrist watch. For me, with the line of work that I am in, it is not very practical to wear a watch as I might just ruin it. This doesn't mean though that I don't want to have a watch. I saw a carrera tag heuer watch and I think that they are nice. The design is very manly and I would love to have one of those.

Speaking of watches, for all the ladies out there, I think that giving your men a watch is a good gift. Watches can be worn during ordinary days or even during special events. You can never go wrong with a watch as a gift.
Tomorrow is the day that we all been waiting for. I admit, I am almost sure that LSU will lose based on the offense they have shown from the previous games this year but I am still hoping that they can perform their best and beat the Number 1 team, Alabama.

LSU is the underdog at this game. The positive thing all about this is it will be played in the Death Valley - LSU's turf.

Whatever the result will be, I will still be an LSU fan!
There are many home products available in the market. I am sure that every home has at least a blender or something. Blending a smoothie is just a perfect thirst quencher during summer days. I am not surprise if people will invest into a quality home product like the vitamix. Vitamix products are known for its quality and durability. They remain to be the best blending equipment company in the world.

Over the years, there has been many and new products were introduced every year for household and commercial use, but I think that when it comes to blender, Vitamix is the most reliable one.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Last Halloween we decided to eat out because we were out to do trunk and treat and no time to cook for dinner.  It was my daughter's choice to eat at the restaurant that has cheese and chips.

Mi Casita Mexican restaurant is the closest Mexican restaurant to us.  That night they offer free meal for kids.  What a treat!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I am not surprised how golf gained a lot of buzz. Famous celebrities and people with money are known to play golf as their past time. Golf sports can be expensive, I guess that is the main reason why I am not into this sports. Buying all the needed golf equipment needs a big budget. But if you have the money which most golfers have, then why not, afterall this sport is very famous.

There are many things that you have to learn when it comes to familiarizing yourself about golf clubs or golf putters or golf drivers or golf wedges and a lot more.

In golf, there are different types of clubs:

  •  Woods are long-distance clubs. 
  •  Irons are clubs with a solid, all-metal head featuring a flat angled steel face, and a shorter shaft than a wood. 
  •  Wedges are a sub-class of irons with greater loft than the numbered irons. Golf wedges come in a variety of configurations, and are generally grouped into four categories; pitching wedges, sand wedges, gap/approach wedges and lob wedges. 
  • Hybrids are a cross between a wood and an iron, giving these clubs the wood's long distance and higher launch, with the iron's familiar swing. 
  • Putters are a special class of clubs with a loft not exceeding ten degrees, designed primarily to roll the ball along the grass. 
  •  Chipper is a club designed to feel like a putter but with a more lofted face,

Sunday, October 28, 2012

We needed new coasters and my wife surprised me by ordering a set of LSU coasters. This set is very affordable as it is hand made by a local maker. She even delivered it at home for free.

I am very pleased of course!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I have noticed that stock investments are not doing so well these days. I wonder if gold coin investment will fare better? I have known a few who spends quite a lot of money and invest into gold coins. They all told me about their positive results. I am planning to do a little investing too. I may not have a lot to invest, but I think that I can always start with small steps. Right now, I am looking into this possibility. Is there any chance that you my readers can recommend a best place to do coin coin investment? I will appreciate if it you can direct me to a place or can give me an idea as to where to buy gold coins. I am open for suggestions too.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Trick or treat!

While we were at the Boo at the Zoo, there was a place for trick and treat. Of course, we have to let our daughter do the trick or treat even though she really doesn't eat a lot of candy. It was so cute of her saying "Trick or Treat" and "Thank you". She loved it! and she had one lollipop out of the many candies that she got!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Some people just happens to have more problem than others.  I am glad I don't have to deal with complicated problems - marriage wise.

A friend of mine was in the slump lately because of some marital woes.  I feel sad for him and the same time, I am thankful that I am not on his shoes.  He suspected that her wife has an extra marital affair. I don't want to interfere with them as I know them both but when he told me that he wants to have a paternity test of their kid, I was taken aback. Though I was not really surprise, I still think that their situation has become very complicated.  I hope that the paternity test will clear some issues for both of them.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Our whole office will take turns volunteering tomorrow.  We will be at the Boo at the Zoo (Birmingham Zoo).  Boo at the Zoo is an annual event and this year, our office has decided that we all need to do some volunteer work.

Tomorrow, expect me to be at the zoo for few hours, handing candies to all the trick and treaters.

To make this volunteer work more fun for me, I have decided to bring my family to the Boo at the Zoo.  While I am doing volunteer works, they can also enjoy the attractions there while waiting for me.  I think this will be fun for my little girl who will be a fairy tomorrow.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I have always love eating pretzels. I think that since I was a kid, I love pretzels. Back then, there were just ordinary pretzels - the original ones.

I love eating pretzels the way it is.  No need for toppings and other things.  I just popped it in my mouth and enjoy its goodness.

Today, pretzels have evolved you can now find different flavors. You can just imagine how excited I was when I got these pretzels (pictures below):

Pretzel Crisps flavors are group in the following categories:

  • Deli Style
  • Modern Classics
  • Holidy Indulgents

These are the flavors of Pretzel Crisps deli style pretzels.

  • Original - perfectly salted pretzel
  • Garlic Parmesan - savory garlic flavor
  • Buffalo Wing - spicy flavor sprinkled on top of each crisp.
  • Everything - sprinkled generously with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onions and garlic with just a pinch of salt
  • Sesame - added with sesame's essential oils
  • Jalapeno Jack - spicy jalapeno combined with smooth jack cheese flavor
  • Chipotle Cheddar - chipotle combined with a sharp cheddar flavor 

Modern Classics  includes:
  • Classic
  • Supreme
  • Tuscan Three Cheese
  • Cinnamon Toast

Holiday Indulgents includes:
  • Dark chocolate & peppermint
  • White chocolate & peppermint

Pretzel Crisps deli style are just so awesome.  They are full of flavor.  I can eat the whole bag myself.  I definitely enjoyed munching on them.  I brought a bag and have it as snacks at work.  Even my co-workers love its different flavors.  My favorite flavor is the jalapeno jack.  It is just so irresistible. The spicy kick is just perfect.

What's your favorite flavor will be?  Go visit their website at and order your favorite flavors.  You can also go to your grocery's deli section and you can easily find these products.

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Disclosure:  I received above products for free.  My opinions stated in this post are of my own. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My daughter loves to play kicking ball and she calls it soccer. To be honest, she is impressive with her kicks. She is good at running and kicking the ball. Maybe when she will be in school, she can join the soccer team. Of course, we will not impose which sports she will join, she can choose whatever she wants. I am thinking of giving her a personalized soccer ball for her birthday. Her birthday is in few months and I think shopping for gifts this early will be a good idea. Actually, my wife and I have decided that we should buy a gift and hide it in the attic once every two weeks because her birthday and Christmas is coming, so we need more gifts.
This is one of the happiest and funnest time that my daughter and I shared when we first brought her to a fair. I was surprised how much she love the rides. We ride this ride 3 times. It seems like she can never get enough of it! It was a lot of fun. Great memories for us for sure.
Next year, our daughter will be in school. I am dreading when that day comes yet I am also excited for it is another milestone of her life. We already scouted her school to be and my wife and I agreed that it will be a good place. The school is well maintained, they even have virco school furniture which will ensure comfort for the kids while learning at school. My daughter has been at home with her mom and have never been to any day care or something like that. Going to school for the first time will be a big change for her. I just hope that she will be able to adjust easily.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Crappie Fish!!!

My officemate went fishing yesterday and he and his kids caught over 50 fishes in 2 hours!  I was envious!  How I wish I was fishing with them but Saturdays are my working day so it was impossible.

My officemate knows how much my wife loves fish so he dropped by and gave us a bunch of fish.  My wife couldn't believe how much fish my officemate gave.  Of course, she was so happy to have them as crappie is one of her favorite fish.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Before anything else, NOO stands for Newman's Own Organics.

I love munching on pretzels.  Whether it is thins, sticks, original or flavored ones, I just love pretzels.  I eat them for snacks while at work.  My workmates enjoy it when I bring a big bag of pretzels because they know that they can have a share too.  So, when I received three bags of Newman's Own Organics Pretzels, I brought them at the office and we feasted on them! My supervisor also loves dark chocolates so I brought her one of the dark chocolates. I told them that all the products that I brought are organic, they can't believe it as the taste is no different than the non-organic products.  This only means that Newman's Own Organics are great tasting foods that happen to be ORGANIC!  Amazing, eh?

I wanted everybody else to taste the goodness of NOO so, I shared some of the Licorice to my Mom and the Fig Newtons.  I shared some of the cookies to our neighbors.  The rest of the products were ours to savor for the next few days.

There's only one VERDICT~~~ Delicious!  Everybody love what they tried and tasted.  And because these are healthier, I know what brand  we will look for when we go to the grocery store to buy our snacks! You all should try Newman's Own Organics Products.

For more information about them visit:
Newman's Own Organics Website
Newman's Own Organics Facebook

Disclosure: I received the products pictured above for free.  Opinions stated on this post are my own.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Everybody seems to be financially struggling these days. Well, who wouldn't be? Have you noticed how high the prices of gas and other basic commodities? Everything is getting expensive. I am not sure that we can provide for our daughter in the future unless we start saving now. Wife and I have discussed how to set aside a fund for our daughter's future. We talked about having a CD account with annuity fixed. We really don't have much financially but setting aside something every pay day is a must for us. This is the only way to save little and by little hoping that when the time comes that my daughter needs it, we will have something to provide for her.

Monday, September 24, 2012

When we were at the Columbiana County Fair, we checked their booths and exhibits. One thing that caught our attention was this Master Gardeners booth. They have beautiful displays and they were having a raffle. The prize was a rain barrel. I want to have a rain barrel. I joined the raffle and I hope to win.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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

Okay so we just bought our new home.  Buying a new home means buying new things too.  We have bought some of the things we needed one by one and we are working on getting new things still.  My wife and I really dreamed of buying us a big tv and a nice looking entertainment center but we can't afford it right now.  So, I am happy that there is a free layaway program offered by Kmart.  Now, we can put the following items on layaway and bring them home after we paid them off.


We do have a tv but it is just 32".  Our living room is bigger than our old place so the tv doesn't look right anymore.  This 46" Led TV will be perfect and having this TV stand will be great too.  My wife and I will treat these two things as our holiday gifts for each other.

Why I choose Kmart Layaway rather than Walmart, or Best Buy  or Toys R Us? Simply because Kmart layaway has full range of merchandise with no minimum Item or transaction amount.  It has variety of contract options and online layaway is also possible.  You can also shop in one state and pick up in another store and you can pay online and pick up in store.  These mentioned features cannot be found with other retailers that offer layaway.

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What's more enticing is the Kmart's Big Layaway Giveaway.  As Kmart is prepping for the holiday season, they are launching a great giveaway. This giveaway is per store per week.  Every week from 9/9/12 to 11/17/12 one winner will have a chance to win "remaining balance paid off up to $500".  There is no purchase necessary to join the giveaway.  Just visit their website or a participating location for the official rules. Winning this giveaway will greatly help us.  So I am joining and I am crossing my fingers to be one of the winners.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My little daughter when she was 2 years old or so, will never watch or buy anything but Dora (or Diego). She only watches Nick shows. We encouraged her and introduced disney stuffs and after a while she now like to watch different shows and she has collected some Disney Stuffs too.

One day, while watching Disney, all of a sudden she just told me, "Daddy, I want Tinkerbell because I like fairies". Now, she loves us to read books about fairies and princesses.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I have many friends that are into yoga. Yoga is not just a mere exercise thing. They told me that is more on meditation thing. I have never tried yoga every since but with the hypes everywhere, and the sprouting of yoga merchandises like yoga outfits, dragonfly yoga blocks, yoga dvd and all other I think this is something interesting.

I don't think I have time for yoga, but I am sure that my wife will be interested on this kind of activity. Many has practiced yoga in their life and many believed that yoga continues to proliferate and spread its teachings, crossing the boundaries of culture and language.

Are you into yoga?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I love the sound of a wind chime. Our house is in an elevated area so it is more windy compared to other places. The sound of a wind chime is very welcoming.

This wind chime is my daughter's choice so this one is HERS.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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


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Friday, September 7, 2012

Some parts of our house are still carpeted. I wish so bad that the whole house is made of hardwood floors or with some vinyl tiles. Our kitchen is made of vinyl, living room is hardwood while the bedrooms are all carpeted. I prefer to have hardwood floors because it is easier to clean and maintain. But since we have carpets, we make sure that we don't bring food or drink in those areas to avoid messes.

I know a friend who does carpet installation and he has the right tools including a reliable carpet cutter. He does this line of work part time and he is good at it. Should we need to change our carpets, I am sure to ask for his estimates. But when that time comes, we will really prefer to have hard wood flooring rather than carpet.
One night my daughter and I prepared a calgon bath for mommy. We know that she worked so hard and that she deserves a long and relaxing bath. We put cinnamon candles too. It was our secret surprise for her.
I came home the other night and was so surprised to see the garage. We have a 2 car garage but we don't park our car inside. I was so surprised to see how neatly it was arranged and it was so clean. Gone are all the boxes and other stuff. The wife has spent her whole afternoon making the garage a good place to play for our toddler if she wants too.

Winter is fast approaching and I am sure that my daughter will have a great time playing in our spacious garage. I have to keep in mind to put some halogen lamps in our garage to provide ample lighting when we needed it during winter. There are different kinds of bulbs that one can buy but I think that halogen ones are the best.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Don't disturb my little girl. She is patiently waiting for the fish to bite her bait. She loves to reel the fish in. Every time we go fishing, she will always ask me to do the fishing by herself. We have extra rod so it works great for her. Sometimes, she will also use the cane pole. She is always happy to catch a fish even if it is just a little one.
Men often have love affairs with their cars. Next to their family (or wife), their car is their most pricey possession or their most important toy. Most men, spend a lot of their time fixing their car, shining them, and putting all the accessories that suit their style. I have known a few that treated their car as their most prized thing. When you meet men like this, you shouldn't mess up with their cars or you will be sorry.

The arrival of Scion FR-S had made a lot of waves and created excitement to car aficionados. It's stats and features is what make the FR-S so unique. You can even buy the color of your choice.

Men sporting and cruising in a toyota sports car like the Scion FR-S surely captures the attention of the people. With a car this unique, who wouldn't stand out?

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

My wife is slowly getting things ready for a box of goodies to be sent home to her family in the Philippines for Christmas. She had bought different things that the whole family will like. She bought some beauty products, some clothes, shoes and a lot more. I told her why not buy each of them some personalized totes so that it will be something special.

What we are sending for the box are just basic things. This is our way of sharing what little we have. I know that what we have here is more than what they have there and the good thing is they always appreciate what little we can give.

I hope that the box will reach to its destination before Christmas.

Whenever I see a basset hound dog, I always make sure to take a picture of it because my Mom is a big fan of Basset Hounds. Her dogs are all basset hounds.

When I saw these puppies for sale, I can't help but adore them. They are so cute. I took a snap right away and showed it to my Mom. She loved them.
It is Labor Day weekend. It only means, weekend is one day longer. More time to spend with the family. What are your plans for the labor day?

Some people find this time perfect for a beach getaway. The weather is not really hot yet, hot enough to enjoy the beach. I know for sure that Oceanfront vacation rentals are mostly booked for this holiday. I hope that wherever you will spend your labor day, you and your family will have a great time.

As for our family, we will be spending it at home. I had to work today so we are not going to any out of town destinations. My Mom invited us for a barbecue get together this Monday. Other than that we will just spend our day at home.

Friday, August 31, 2012

A lot of men would think that what they do is their own business and should not really matter if it does not kill anyone. Unfortunately for them who think this way is that, they do not really know what can kill them until it is too late. I know of many who quit smoking when there is already an ailment that could be severe, and that which may already cause them to get hospitalized in order to save them from death. Such cases cause the family to worry and hurt the loved ones. For the lucky and the wise who have quit smoking or have not really smoked, they and their families live in a better environment that those whose fathers or mothers smoke. Well, any family person should look into the health and well being of their family first and for most. Second hand smoking will always be a danger to the family. So, if you love your family, better stop smoking today.

I have tried to stop smoking and I lasted few months. I was very motivated to quit smoking. It may sound like I made excuses but I am serious when I say, every time I quit smoking my Ulcerative Colitis will flare up. It is hard to believe that my gastroenterologist told me and my wife about this condition and how it flares up when I don't smoke. I know somehow that some people won't believe me but I have medical condition where smoking helps. Anyway, I still kept on trying to stop smoking.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I am a proud dad. My 4 year old daughter is just amazing. Despite being an only child she is very disciplined and very well-mannered. She always helps us (in her own way) in all household chores.

Earlier this week, my wife decided to change the beddings. My daughter readily hold the other side because she wants to help.

I hope that my daughter will remain helpful, respectful and I hope she grows up to be the daughter we all want her to be.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I have not heard of a man who never appreciated a woman for how she looked, no matter the size, there is always something good to look at in women. However simple or daring a woman would look, a man would find something wonderful in that, regardless of his type of woman. A friend's son asked me one day, if watching beauty pageants is okay for men, and I just have to give him a positive answer, otherwise, I may instill a negative impression on the child that may ruin his life in the future. It is after all, a good idea to instill in the child, what beauty really is.

Dresses for pageants these days may just be different as how they were designed fifteen to twenty years ago. But regardless of the design, it is the confidence of the women wearing them that should be seen and not the flesh that is obviously exposed. If children are taught about that, more than how they should be taught to drool over them, then they will grow up to become men who will see inner beauty and not just the physical attribute of the women they meet as they will grow up. Why there are nasty, chauvinistic men is due to the fact that they were made to believe that women are just possessions for them to have and some trophies for them to brag about. That is also the reason why some, due to ignorance, would literally mock those women who they think are not qualified to be part of women-group in general.

These days, there are a lot of men who watch beauty pageants, and it is not because they are homosexuals who work in the field of beauty. They are the men who support women empowerment through the pageants. They are the men who are part of the pageant as sponsors for the charity related activities, and there are the men who support each candidate for the amazing personalities and strengths that they each exude. With the beauty pageants that have been going on around the world, many men learn to know what beauty really is, and what beauty can do to change the world positively.

Yes, men watch beauty pageants too!

Monday, August 27, 2012

While each bathroom repair or remodeling project calls for a different set of tools, you can minimize the hassle of having to purchase new tools by keeping the basics on hand. If you’re planning on undertaking a DIY (do-it-yourself) project in your bathroom, consider acquiring the following tools beforehand:

Plumbing Tools
The most important tools to have when trying to improve or repair the functionality of your bathroom components are those used by plumbers; these would include sink and toilet augers, a faucet valve reseating tool, faucet washers and graphite packing, a plumber’s snake (toilet jack), a mastic gun, pipe benders and cutters, a plunger, abrasive wire wool for cleaning, and a volt tester (to ensure electrical safety). This hardware, along with a bit of research, should give you the ability to quickly fix most problems with your sink, tub, or toilet drains. Of course, these aren’t the only tools plumbers and renovators use, they also have an assortment of…

Screwdrivers, Wrenches, Pliers, and a Hacksaw
Aside from the various screwdrivers and wrenches that are included in typical tool sets, plumbers also use specialty tools like faucet valve seat wrenches (used to remove the valve on the faucet body) and adjustable pipe wrenches -- which provide the leverage and grip needed to maneuver and remove pipes. A multi-tip screwdriver with interchangeable pieces and a magnetic tip is also a great tool to have, but for projects that require more durable hardware you may want to opt for a collection of single-unit screwdrivers, like those found in general tool sets. You should keep a hacksaw and/or junior hacksaw in your arsenal if you think you’re going to have to saw pipes to a desired length.

Pencils, Tape, and Caulk
These are the fundamentals needed to perform a slew of functional and aesthetic improvements in your bathroom (i.e. retiling or installing a new sink or tub). A pencil will be needed to mark measurements and pipe cutting/bending points; the best kinds of pencils to use are carpenter pencils. Duct tape is used to tape off excluded areas and ensure the accuracy of your work, while Teflon tape is preferred for plumbing repairs because it adheres well to pipe surfaces and is highly durable. A high-grade adhesive caulk is needed for many plumbing and tiling jobs, so having this tucked away in your garage is not a bad idea.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

This is one of the tools that I am saving money to buy. This is not much actually but we tried to save for it. Few weeks ago, we finally reached our goal and got the money to buy this. I like working in my yard, thus it is important for me to have the tools I need. When we bought this edger, we also have to buy a long extension cord. We bought a 150ft extension cord and this edger together. We spent over a hundred dollars which is what we have saved.

Now, I edged our yard every weekend and I am very pleased of its performance.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I have been on the look out for a home building company online, where I can get ample information about the trade. And I am happy that I found, which is a newly launched website, for energy efficient home construction. From high efficient heat pumps, low-e windows, window panes, screen doors, roof guards, patio doors, air-infiltration barriers, and proper insulation for the home. McKee is fast growing in the quality home builders industry, and is succeeding tremendously during the recession. In short, whatever you can get from their website is truly very useful and whatever products you can get from them will truly be an added investment for the house. I am happy I am able to share this with my friends and readers. I am sure there are many of you who wants to learn more about home building and where to get the best deals and information about the said topic.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

If you've had extreme cases of memory lapses associated with menopause, you aren't the only one. Many women will experience memory loss during menopause. It may be difficult for you to remember things, but easy to forget them. If this sounds anything like you, read on.

Do not fret, as short-term memory loss is incredibly common in women during menopause. Let's look at why this happens.

Brain and Memory

Your memory is a very complex thing to consider. It's difficult to comprehend just how much our brains can and do store. But why then, does menopause make it so hard to access this information that we naturally store on a day to day basis?

Deficits in estrogen levels will occur during the onset of menopause. This means that in beginning of menopause, your hormones will go crazy and fluctuate wildly, then eventually begin to decrease. Low levels of estrogen may lead to problems with memory, including attention loss, problems trying to find your words, mood swings and more. Don't worry, though, as all of these can be improved through simple steps and by applying certain factors into your everyday life. This includes sticking to a healthy diet, getting enough nutrition, and working out daily. If you do all of that, eventually you will begin to see gradual improvements.

Estrogen and the Mind

So why is estrogen so important when it comes to the brain? Estrogen, which is one of your primary hormones if you're female, is stored in several regions within your brain, including those regions that deal with memory. Whenever a region is activated by estrogen, processes will unfold that are all but beneficial to your brain. In other words, estrogen works to increase brain chemicals (neurotransmitters), including those that deal with mood, motor skills, and memory. In the end, you can say that estrogen is essential when it comes to the networking that takes place between nerve cells. It also stimulates their abilities to properly communicate with one another.

The common signs of estrogen include, but are not limited to:

• Fuzziness and brain fog
• Depression
• Increased memory loss (typically short-term)
• Anxiety and stress
• Insomnia
• Hot flashes and night sweats
• Mood shifts
• Vaginal dryness and discomfort

The most natural things you can do boost concentration and prevent memory lapses during menopause, is to eat right, exercise daily, get enough nutrition, find a good menopause treatment, and stay positive. Also, make sure that you get a good night's sleep, as lack of sleep (also a big symptom of menopause) can easily lead to fogginess and fatigue the following day, which is needless to say, bad for memory.

Here is a checklist of natural solutions you should engage in in order to help with possible memory lapses and other problems associated with menopause:

• Get enough sleep every night
• Workout daily
• Eat a nutritious and balanced diet daily (take supplements if needed)
• Avoid stimulants (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, etc.)
• Try to stay positive

These are all the best measures to take when you're looking to improve your memory. For professional advice about any possible medications, contact your doctor.

Sticking to positive a lifestyle, or incorporating positive lifestyle changes into your everyday routine is the most effective way to combat problems such as memory lapses.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Mowing has become a weekend chore for me. I love it and I enjoy doing it. Mowing the grass is something that I look forward to as I love the feeling looking at my freshly mowed yard.
I admit, during the potty training stage of my daughter, I was not involved with it. Let's just say I am lucky that my wife is a stay-at-home mother so she has the time to train our daughter. She was with her all the way and every improvement on a day to day basis was being appreciated.

The potty training journey was not easy. I know that my wife gets frustrated at times but I encouraged her that it will eventually succeed. True enough, my daughter is fully potty trained and she goes to the bathroom by herself. We make sure that both our bathrooms has enough supplies of Antibacterial Wipes. We also told her to make sure to wash her hands with soap and wipe it dry after using the bathroom.

Oh, my little girl is growing up. Before I know it I will have a teenager in few years.
I called the doctor's office yesterday because I have been having chest pains. I was scheduled to see a doctor today. I will not be able to see our family doctor but there is another doctor from the group that will be able to see me.

I will be seeing Dr. Meadows instead of Dr. Leong. I am not complaining, it is actually a good thing that there is a doctor that can see me right away. I am hoping there will be nothing wrong with my check up except some stress.

I have been working really hard and work has been stressful so I imagine this is just but stress but to make sure, I have to see a medical professional. Will update you all about it.

Monday, August 6, 2012

This post brought to you by Famous Footwear. All opinions are 100% mine.


I am a typical man.  Though I understand women and their love for shoes, I still can't fathom why they would need more than they can ever wear.  Well, I guess that is part of being a woman. 
Anyway, my wife is the typical woman who loves shoes.  She got plenty of wedges, pumps, boots and sandals.  I tell you, despite having a lot she still won't say no for another shoe shopping trip.  She told me that one of the best places to shop for shoes is the Famous Footwear.  They have hundreds of brand name shoes and thousands of styles.  You can always find the coolest shoe for your kid at the price that you can afford.  They do offer some great deals.  You can use BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon  when you go shopping and that will mean a lot of savings already.  This is her way of convincing me to shop with her.  Well, what else can I do but please the wife.  I sound like I am complaining but I really am not.  I like that my wife finds way to save rather than splurging into something.
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Last Saturday we went to the drive in theater again. I was crossing my fingers that it won't rain as the bad weather was coming in. Parts of Alabama was raining and the clouds were getting darker. My daughter was so looking forward to going back to the movie in the big wall... that's the drive in.

While on our way there, I explain to my daughter that should it rain, we have to stay inside the car. Thankfully, the weather cooperated and it didn't rain. We enjoyed the movie while eating popcorn!
There are nights when I am just in the mood to play some music. I often play some you tube music or some of my cd collection. My wife has certain types of music, half of what I like she doesn't like them. So, I am thinking of finding one of those MF akg headphones so that when I play the music that my wife doesn't like she will not be annoyed with it. I wanted a reliable headphone that is why I want to buy a high quality one.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A friend's part time work pays him quite well. It has managed three children's education as well as pay mortgages and car loans. He kinda brags about it being easy and yet pays a hefty amount of money in less time compared with his real job. So I got curious and asked him if he was one of the guys who do online survey research, or if he makes websites and maintains them. The answer was always NO! I asked him time and time again about this part time job, in the hope that I can also tell others about it, who may need a job in this season of financial challenges. Well, I can use some of it too, if you know what I mean.

Anyhow, the answer was always NO! So I stopped asking. Then one time, another friend of mine mentioned that a buddy of his from his old job, got to organize a workforce online, through one of the online job companies that had been hiring people to do work for those who need it. The difference about these online based teams is that, everything has to be done online, including the conduct of employee satisfaction surveys, to which, some are actually being graded, and whose tenure are determined by the same. So I thought, maybe my friend was also into this venture. So I did a little research about how to enroll an online team as a workforce. And by golly, it was quite complicated than I thought. Well, maybe if you have some human resource training plus some charisma to hold people together then you could successfully swing it. But when I saw the samples being discussed, and how much each team earns, I was amazed and shocked at the same time. I didn't know these things existed long enough to have allowed some people to enjoy the fruits of their labor, even before their retirement age.

Now, with regards to my friend's part time job, I have guessed it right. He managed to tell me after I discussed all that I have discovered through my search to him. Maybe it won't be long that we can become partners too. Well, who knows?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I love swords. I have actually collected swords of different designs and different lengths. This set was given to me by my daughter Mischa. She knows how much I love swords so she got these for me. Sweet!