Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Yesterday, I've read about the Recipe: Kip Saté a La Mina post that my friend Jacy posted on her blog. It looks yummy and easy to prepare so I cooked it for dinner last night. Jeff and I loved it. Jeff told me that I'm turning to be a great cook each day, hehehe! If you want to try it yourself, visit Reveries of simplyJacy. Thanks for sharing this, Jace!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I happen to have a very sensitive and acne-prone skin. For some reason, moving here in the U.S. aggravates my skin condition. I didn't do anything about it until it reached to a point when I can no longer stand looking at my face in the mirror. I've heard from friends and tv ads about Pro-active Solution, being the answer to their acne problems. I did some research and the mixed positive and negative reviews made me skeptical to commit to a monthly supply of the products. But when you're desperate, you'd like to try just about anything that can offer a solution. So after months of talking myself into it, I ordered a trial kit for free. Amazingly, it worked for me. I am now on my 3rd month of using it and all the acne in my forehead which was my biggest concern all dried up. I still get minor breakouts every now and then (guess it's the hormones) but at least my forehead cleared up. One thing I've noticed though, the chemical Benzoyl Peroxide which is an active ingredient of Pro-active tends to make my skin dry and flaky which I've anticipated but I took care of it by using Oil-free Moisturizer everyday. I am not vain. I just happen to be one of those unlucky people who are acne-prone so I'll have to do something about it.
The country's pride, 15 y/o Charice Pempengco, makes our country proud once again as she performed along with big stars Josh Groban, Alicia Keys, Andrea Bocelli and others in David Foster's discoveries for a benefit concert at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. She was given two times standing ovation for her wonderful rendition of the songs I Will Always Love You and I Am Telling You.
There seemed to be no stopping for this young diva as she was invited by Bocelli to guest in his birthday concert in Italy last Sunday, July 20th. Charice performed with other international performers at the Theater of Silence of Lajatico, Italy dubbed as "The Cinema Tribute."
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Kids surrounding the birthday boy during the singing of the birthday song
Saturday, July 19, 2008
It is interesting to mention that July 18, 2007 was my last day at work in the Philippines, then a year later, July 18, 2008, I was offered my first job here in the U.S. When I got my driver's license three months ago, I started looking for jobs in the internet and newspapers in our town. It was not an easy endeavor. Living in a small town like Ozark with a little over 3,000 population, there are hardly jobs that I'm willing to take. There were times that I feel frustrated and disappointed with myself 'coz I can't seem to find a job. I first put in as a Dental Assistant in a dental clinic here in town. That was my first job interview here and I knew that the chances of getting hired are slim since I didn't have the dental job experience.
My hubby has always been the shoulder to cry on for me during the days when I feel like all my self-esteem and confidence have left me just because I am jobless. He always comforted me with words like "It's alright. It'll take time. Don't worry, we'll get you a job. No matter what, I still love you." But we both know it's not about whether he would still love me if I'll get a job or not. It's about finding my self-worth in the corporate world. I've never been jobless after I graduated college back in the Philippines. But of course living in the U.S is much more different. We both anticipated the difficulty of getting me a job but I didn't realize that it could hurt this much when after 3 months of job-hunting, there was never a clear career path for me.
Until finally, I filled out an application online as Loan Document Data Processor with the Bank of the Ozarks. The anticipation for a job interview feels like it's taking forever. But what can I do, I'll just have to be patient. I spent most of my time blogging which I find gratifying. Aside from the minimal amount that I get out of it, I enjoyed the feeling of having to express my thoughts through writing. At last my interview with the bank happened a week ago. I thought it went pretty well but unfortunately, my lack of banking and loan experience hindered me from being hired despite my proficiency with data processing.
BUT....there must have been something in the interview that has impressed the Item Processing Manager and made her forward my application to another department, because even before I get the rejection letter, I got a call from their Information Systems department asking to see me for a second round of interview for the PC Support Specialist position which I didn't even put in for. The interview only lasted for 15 minutes but before that day ends, I was immediately informed by a phone call that I got the job and they will pay me more than the desired salary that I put in my application. Oh boy! I am so grateful and happy...I can't wait to start working and explore my capabilities in the world of Information Systems. And oh yeah, my first day at work will be on the 4th of August since Jeff and I will be going to Colorado for an electrical training classes on July 28th-August 1st.
Whew! What a long post! I hope I didn't put you to sleep. Zzzzz...Hehehe!!! Thanks for taking the time to read my job-hunting adventure.
Friday, July 18, 2008
What’s good with Nethandicap.com is that the golfer, club, association, or community need not install any golf handicap calculation software. Everything is online and available easily through an Internet standard Web browser such as Microsoft Explorer or others. Just log in and post your scores online, print your Handicap card online and use it at any USGA tournament. This is your ultimate golf course software.
Mara Ranger narrated that when she was removing clothes from her washing machine at her Maine farmhouse, she noticed that the clothes moved. She said she jumped back and saw a snake and immediately called for help. Maine Animal Damage Control operator Richard Burton pulled out an 8-foot Python out of the washing machine. Burton guesses the snake got into Ranger's washing machine through water pipes.
Man, that was scary! I bet she'll get paranoid doing her laundry now. I also should probably be extra careful myself when I do laundry. Who knows it might happen to somebody else as well. (*knock on wood*)...
But my poor mom can't help but fear for the lives of my youngest sister who'll be going to school that day and my cousins who's gonna be going to work. I told her not to believe it. She said she tried not to but still she can't help but worry a little bit. Oh, I wish I can do something to erase her fears. I'll call her back again later to check on her. You know my mom is actually not that old yet, she's still 47 but she can easily be afraid and anxious due to a medical condition.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Katee and Joshua (Contemporary Routine)
Katee and Joshua (Bollywood Routine)
Katee and Joshua (Viennese Waltz Routine)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I took a close-up shot of the roses. I so love the colors of these two.
By the way, please check out Buzz In Hollywood. This is the first ad space that I purchased and it feels great to see my blog featured on her blog even if it's only for 24 hours. Cool!!!
I need a site that can give me ratings and reviews about different kinds of credit cards so that I can choose which one is right for me. I think Credit Cards Club would be perfect for that need. You can apply with top credit card issuers and banks through their site. They offer loads of information about different credit card offers to help you in your decision. I highly recommend CreditCardsClub for your credit card needs.
I've been introduced to most of the fruits sold here in the US market. By far, I love peaches and strawberries.
Anyway, grapefruits are a good source of Vitamin C, pectin fiber, and the pink and red hues contain the beneficial antioxidant lycopene.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Anyway, you get the picture. My hubby can go on forever talking to me about his paintball experience. He sure sounds like he enjoyed it. And if you already know how much fun it is, then rush on over to Ultimate Paintball’s site. They sell top selling guns and they even have cool BT Paintball stuff to upgrade your current paintball gun, or get yourself a new one if you don’t have one yet.
Despite the humorous aspect of this sport, it actually has deep roots in Finland history. It's supposedly reminiscent of a past in which men courted women by running to their village, picking them up, and carrying them off. The festival originated in the 19th century when it was common practice in Finland to steal women from neighbouring villages.
The objective of the contest is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. The track has two dry obstacles and a water obstacle, about one meter deep. The wife to be carried may be his own, the neighbour’s or he can choose any woman over 17 to be the symbolic wife for the event. Several carrying styles may be used like piggyback, fireman's carry (over the shoulder), or Estonian-style (the wife hangs upside-down with her legs around the husband's shoulders, holding onto his waist). Cool, eh!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Crystle Stewart, Miss USA 2008
Three other Latina beauties made it to the Top 5 Finalists, Ms. Colombia (1st runner-up), Ms. Dominican Republic (2nd runner-up) and Ms. Mexico (4th runner-up). Ms. Russia won 3rd place.
On the other hand, it was a nightmare come true for Ms. USA as she fell on stage when she tripped on the train of her bejeweled evening gown. Ms. USA made it to the Top 10 Finalists.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
*photo not mine*
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The frequent afternoon rains caused delays with the shoots, messed up their taping schedules so they had to stretch their tapings up to the late evenings. Because of the rain, there may not be enough time for Kim to hit the ukay-ukay market which she loves to do in between breaks, Gerald on the other hand makes the most of their production downtimes by enjoying the beautiful scenery of Baguio. Wow, the Baguio scenes must make this show even more fun and exciting to watch. To all My Girl fans, Tira Tira!!!
Friday, July 11, 2008
As for my blogging, hmm, I missed 3 big bucks opportunities. Waahhhh!!! Ooops..but anyway, I shouldn't let it get to me. I'm hoping there will be more opportunities to come. I just ain't lucky probably today. (*Sigh)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This is another Philippines' pride. He is now paving the way for other Pinoy bodybuilding athletes who dream of competing in the US. Click here for the full story.
I can't swim really but I just love the feel of being in the waters since it's summertime. Afterall, there are tubes available for those who are non-swimmers. It was not a superb water park experience, nonetheless, Jeff and I enjoyed our time together in the sun and on the waters. We would love to do this again before summer ends.
NBC will air the Miss Universe 2008 pageant night live on Sunday, July 13th, 9-11 PM Eastern Time.
Goodluck to our bet, Ms. Jennifer Barrientos!
Bid adieu to junk foods, welcome Yo Naturals for healthy school vending. YoNaturals Vending is the perfect natural and organic choice for schools, offices, malls, parks, etc. It offers a wide selection of the tastiest organic snacks, beverages, meals, energy bars and dried fruit. They can put up their YoZone and YoThirsty healthy vending machines in your schools with free nationwide delivery. This could be a good start to curb childhood obesity.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I’ve never considered Washington DC as part of our travel destinations before. But Trusted Tours & Attractions online travel guides made me think twice. I saw from their website so many different nice things to do in that city. Washington DC sightseeing is definitely one of the things we would consider doing.
If you are looking for ideas for your next vacation, you might want to consider looking it up at Trusted Tours & Attractions. You can sign up at Trusted Travels eNewsletter for travel updates and ideas. Too bad their offer about getting a chance to win a handheld GPS upon signing up ends last June 30th already, nevertheless don’t miss the chance to be informed about travel and tours.
What you are supposed to do...and please don't spoil the fun...Clickcopy/paste, type in your answers and tag four people in your lists!
(A) Four places I go over and over: Church, Mall, Town, Home
(B) Four people who e-mail me regularly: Spammers, lol!
(C) Four of my favorite places to eat? Pizza Hut, IHOP, Jollibee, Dimsum
(D) Four places you'd rather be? Cebu City, Venice, Florida Beaches, In Bed
(E) Four people I think will respond: Hazel, Fel, Joy, Juliana
(F) Four TV shows / Movie I could watch over and over: Ako si Kim Samsoon, LOBO, The Mask of Zorro, TROY
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Petit Jean's Gravesite