Sunday, August 31, 2008

My Six Layers

A tag from Michelle. Thanks for this, girl!


1. Add your blog/s to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. It’s okey if you only post this questions in one blog as long as you answer them.
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3. Copy from Start to End.
4. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don’t need to be tag in order to join.

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– Name: Jenneth
– Birth date: October 6, 1977
– Birthplace: Philippines
– Current Location: USA
– Eye Color: Dark Brown
– Hair Color: Black
– Righty or Lefty: Righty

– Your heritage: Filipino
– The shoes you wore today: Flipflops actually
– Your weakness: Chocolates
– Your fears: If I lost a loved one
– Your perfect pizza: Cheesy Crust in Pizza Hut
– Goal you’d like to achieve in life: To have a successful marriage

– Your most overused phrase on AIM: Wala
– Your first waking thoughts: My work, hehe
– Your best physical feature: Hubby said Eyes
– Your most missed memory: Spending time with family

– Pepsi or Coke: None actually. I'm more of an iced tea person.
– McDonald’s or Burger King: None. I like Jollibee, hehe
– Single or group dates: Single
– Adidas or Nike: Nike
– Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Lipton Iced Tea
– Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
– Cappuccino or coffee: Cappuccino

– A famous person, dead or alive, would you interview: Ninoy Aquino
– Movie can you watch and say the lines along with the actors: None
– Name two of your passions in life : Hubby and work
– Least favorite time of day: Morning

– Use hairspray or gel: Occasionally, hairspray
– Your favorite meal: Supper
– Color is the inside of your head when you close your eyes: Pink / Baby Blue
– Listen to classical music: Yes
– Ever said LOL in real life without thinking about it: No


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Busy..Tired.. but Happy!

Today is Thursday but it sure feels like Friday to me. I'm so looking forward for the long weekend ahead, that's probably why I feel that I'd like to fast forward the days then pause when Monday comes so I don't have to go back to work just yet. Hehehe! Oh, I so missed my lazy days at home for the past 10 months. But I'm happy that I have work and I'm earning money right now anyway. Confusing, huh!

We have a small plan for the weekend. Actually, tomorrow is the start of it. Jeff's gonna drive me to work and pick me up at lunch so we could eat together. Then, after work, he has to pick me up again and we're going to have a date. We would probably go and see a movie after a dinner in a new restaurant in Clarksville (20 mins from home). We plan on going to Little Rock (2 hrs. from home) on Saturday as well. Hay! I'm so thankful that hubby takes the time to unwind and do stuff outside the house. I used to worry that if we both have jobs, we might just lose quality time together but I'm happy that we still are willing to take the time to do fun things during our day offs.

Now I am rambling. Hehehe. I have to go back to my EC dropping before I'd feel sleepy and tired. I'm reading a book by Julie Garwood lately and I make sure that I read at least two chapters before I go to sleep. Well, well, well... So much things to do... Anyway, hope we all have a fun weekend.

True Love Tag

A tag from Eds and Sheng. Thanks my friend and sorry for the late posting. Just been busy at work lately.

* What does true love mean to you? --> True love for me means trusting the person and committing yourself to him for the rest of your life.

* How do you know you’re really in love? --> When your days are consumed with thoughts about him, when you can still smile even when you're having a bad day, when you're willing to sacrifice and compromise something for that person.
* How many times in your life have you fallen in love? --> I thought I've fallen in love with some of the people that I had relationships with but I realized most of it were just infatuations. So I must say I've fallen really in love once.
* Have you ever fallen out of true love because you were mad at the moment? --> No. Just as what my husband would always tell me if we have fights, we never should stop loving each other even if we're unhappy about things.
* Do you feel love and physical attraction are the same thing? --> No. Physical attraction goes away but staying in love truly is a decision that we have to make everyday.
* If your true love became ill or disfigured would you continue to love them the same way? --> Yes. For sickness or in health, I'll stay in love with my true love.
* Should anyone else be able to tell you who to love or not love? --> No. Nobody can control my emotions but me. Nobody can dictate me who to love or not to love. This is my life, I'll make my own decisions.
* Do you believe people that ended up divorced were ever truly in love? --> Probably, yeah. But as I've said, staying in love is a decision, we can be in love today but subconsciously decided not to continue loving the person or not putting an effort to the relationship, then that could end up the relationship.
* Would you do anything for love? --> Yes, as long as it's not contrary to my morals.
* If you truly love someone, do you feel it should be unconditional? --> Yes, absolutely!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Veggies for a healthy diet

I got some inspiration to cook healthy last night. It's my first ever attempt to cook vegetables for dinner. I am not a veggie type of a person that's why I never really bother to learn recipes with lots of veggies on it. But as I've said for some reason, I was encouraged to try cooking Chopsuey. It took a while to prepare and cook it but I'm thankful to my hubby for assisting me last night. It was actually him who cut the veggies and everything, all I did was the actual cooking. I came home an hour late last night as I had to temporarily switch schedule with a co-worker due to his personal needs. But anyway, yeah, it was fun making Chopsuey especially that hubby was there helping me out with the preparation. It was a lot of food for the two of us to eat in one sitting but we both liked it. It may not taste like the Chopsueys in fancy restaurants back home but it sure is healthy and edible, hehehe.

while waiting for it to simmer (halfway cooked)

this looks cooked to me so after I took this shot, we had our hearty dinner

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

All-Time High

After a month of being an Entrecard member, my blog reached an all-time high of 148 drops as of 8:00 P.M. yesterday. I was surprised in a good way. I mean I'm not really a dedicated EC dropper. In as much as I'd love to drop at least 300 cards per day as some people would do, I just didn't have the luxury of time to do it. So I just make sure that I reciprocate all my drops for the day and that's it. I usually have an average of 50+ drops daily and I am happy with that. It makes me land on the 20% of bloggers as per my Real Rank is concerned. I'm quite content with that. Opportunities still come my way and my Alexa is increasing gradually. But yesterday was a unique day as I got an overwhelming number of droppers. I must admit EC dropping can be addicting, no wonder some people really make a career out of it, but I simply just don't have the time. I can only drop 30 minutes in the morning before work and an hour or so in the evening after work. But I can say that I am glad that I became an Entrecard member. It was a fun experience reading interesting blogs and seeing my Real Rank goes up higher. Thanks to all my regular droppers.

Blog Award

This blog award is from my cute and charming friend, Michelle. Thank you so much, my friend!
The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you’ve nominated.
Now I'm passing this to all the friendly bloggers out there.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Recent photos of my cute nephew

He used to be just a cute, little boy. Taking photos of him used to be a hit and miss. I was totally surprised when I saw recent photos of Bren, my cute nephew, from their recent trip to Ohio. He seems to grow much much faster that I wouldn't be surprised if he will look so big the next time I'll see him in person. Bren is so comfortable in front of the camera. My sister said that everytime you tell him it's time for pictures, he would readily go to one corner and project to the highest level, hehe. Oh boy, he's so cute and adorable.

On impulse

I bought this green Guess purse when I had my first paycheck a couple of weeks ago. I actually didn't intend to buy a purse while me and Jeff went out shopping that week, but as I was browsing through every corner of Dillard's, I saw a rack of branded purses that were on sale. So I was tempted to take a look and finally decided to get this one even if it's only work clothes that I originally planned to buy. Well, you could say I am an impulse buyer at times but I try not to be but sometimes I just couldn't stop myself especially if the items are nice and are on sale. Typical of husbands to ask what are we gonna do with more purses, clothes and shoes, Jeff kinda wondered why I still buy more purses when I already have plenty at home. I smiled and told him that this one is of a different color and style and it's on sale and it's Guess. Hehehe. Well, whatever your little heart desires was how he ended the conversation. (*smiles)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday Ramblings

It has been hectic for the past 24 hours for me and Jeff. Last night, after spending only a little over an hour at the house after work, he has to leave me again to attend a meeting for a labor group. We thought it's only gonna last for an hour but it turned out that it was 2 hours instead and the drive back and forth took another 2 hours. Even if I have work the next day, I had to stay late and wait on him 'coz I am not used to sleeping alone anymore and I just couldn't sleep knowing that my husband is still out there. So I waited, and to while away the time, I watched "Desperadas" on the internet. It's a fun, kikay movie which starred Ruffa G., Iza C., Rufa Mae and Marian Rivera. And by the way, it's from S1kat's Site in Multiply and he's got lots of new videos uploaded regularly.

Going back on my first subject, we slept later than the usual last night and the crazy part is he has to get up early 'coz he decided to work overtime on a Friday since I am also working today. I mean we both think that since we can't spend the time together anyway, he might as well accept the overtime work that was offered. The result was I was missing him the whole day and there was nobody to pick me up at lunch and after office hours as well. I drove myself to work and home and I spend eating lunch alone. Poor me! Anyway, we have 2 full days to spend time together and we're going to make use of that. It's great to work and earn money but we don't want it to be the cause of lesser quality time spent together. So we're not gonna do this a whole lot.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Server is Down

This would be one of the major reasons why we get a lot of calls in the Helpdesk Line. Let me tell you, it's so crazy, the phones are ringing off the hook, bunch of voicemails that we have to take care as soon as the server is up and running again. The first time that it happened since I started working, I was literally about to cry from tension and pressure. But after a while, this has been one of my favorite moments at work because I don't really have to spend much time with my caller or dwell on the issue longer since I only have to tell them that we have server issues and that we're currently working on it.

I remember when I used to work in a data processing company back home, our systems department have dealt with a number of server issues as well. I was part of a small team who needed IT assistance back then. But now I am part of a team who gives IT assistance to a humongous banking group. I mean it's so overwhelming, I didn't even know how did I get here but I am thankful for this rare opportunity. I explored a totally different arena, so to speak. And it's giving me the chance to develop myself even more.

I can say that I eventually learn to like my job now. I'm learning a lot of things and I'm starting to enjoy and appreciate the things surrounding my work and my work place. On my future posts, I'm gonna talk about the things that I love about my work. My friends and family are right. In time, I'll get the hang of it and I just couldn't believe that it's happening sooner than I had expected.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

For The First Time

I've always find KC Concepcion pretty, smart and talented. And I think this new movie of her and Richard Gutierrez is gonna be a blockbuster. Two of the most famous and good looking celebrities in this generation, it's gonna be fun to watch them on the big screen via their first tandem on Star Cinema's For The First Time. The trailer looks very nice. Everyone shouldn't miss this beautiful tandem in a movie made perfectly for the two of them.

Monday, August 18, 2008

First Paycheck Fun

I was so happy and excited to get my first ever paycheck last Friday. It's been a while since I last earned money with my own sweat and I feel proud that I was able to do something for Jeff out from my own pocket. I took him out to dinner last night. We ate at T.G.I. Friday's and we both think the food was yummy. I ordered Sizzling Chicken and Shrimp, I can't remember what was his but I got a nibble and it was also delicious then we ordered Vanilla Bean Cheesecake for dessert. I love the cozy environment of the resto and of course the food and service was great and I was glad that it all came out perfect.

Prior to eating, I've shopped a little bit for more work clothes and checked out for laptops as well. Yeah, I need a laptop for my blogging needs. Hehehe. Since both of us are now working, we had to take turns in using the computer which doesn't really give us much time since we both got home at 5:00 P.M. Jeff loves to play computer games and I always have to do my bloghopping and update blogs and do sponsored posts so we really need to have two computers.

While I was shopping, Jeff went to Walden Books to grab a new book and I didn't expect that he'll get something for me. On our way home, I find a card inside the bag where my new clothes were and I was so surprised 'coz there was a sweet message there and all that. I was like, "How did you do all these?" I mean I wasn't away for very long, but he took the time that he was away from me to buy me a card, went back to the truck and write a sweet message on it and managed to insert it in one of the shopping bags that he carries for me. Wow, my hubby is really the best. He always makes me feel special in his own little ways and I so love that about him.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Beautiful Western Part of Colorado

I've been wanting to post photos from our Denver trip a couple of weeks ago but there's just so much going on that I can't keep up with my personal blog updates. But since today is Friday, which means no work tomorrow, then I can blog my heart out without having to worry about staying up late.

If I remember that trip well, Colorado is a state like no other that I've seen just yet. I've been to Illinois and Missouri, I've lived in Arkansas, we've driven through Oklahoma and Kansas and I must say the western part of Colorado is a must-see. I was simply amazed by the beautiful rocky mountains there. While we were on our way to Denver, we saw the faint silhouette of the huge mountains up ahead and it really tripled my excitement. It was officially a work-related trip for hubby but that didn't stop us from spending a couple of days checking out what Colorado has to offer. I'll have to stop rambling here and just allow you to be captivated with the pictures that I'm going to share in this post.

Aerial Tram
Inclined Railway
Waiting for the railway to descend
View at the foot of the mountains
Arkansas River at the foot of the CO mountains
Beauty of Nature
Royal Gorge Bridge

From another angle
A walk through the sky

Friday, August 15, 2008

Why Do We Need Friends

This taggy is from my friend, Sheng. Thanks for this and now I'm gonna share this to everyone here. Feel free to grab it and post it in your site.

We need friends for many reasons,
all throughout the season.
We need friends to comfort us
when we are sad,
and to have fun with us when we are glad.

We need friends to give us good advice,
We need someone we can count on,
and treat us nice.

We need friends to remember us
one we have passed
sharing memories that will always last.

Spread the poem of friendship.

Spread the Love

I want to thank Jona's Beauty of Life for sharing this blog love tag for everyone. I grabbed it and I was hoping my friends here in the blogosphere will take time to spread the love as well.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Work gets better each day

Unlike last week, I feel better about work lately. I still don't know much about my job but at least there's another person who's starting out this week who also seems to be clueless about the bank's computer applications so that makes two of us now, hehehe. Seriously, I'm learning bits and pieces every now and then. Of course I want to grasp everything but our mind can only take so much information. I still do get frustrated at times but I no longer cry when I get home. I know this is part of learning and I'm sure I'll get better as days go by. I am starting to appreciate lots of things about my job and I'm going to talk about it on my next post. Have a good night everyone!

Banzai...Get your Chopsticks Ready!

ScreenLife Games is at it again. They launched a new Banzai game. Check it out:

I was surprised to get a package from IZEA last week. It was a free Banzai DVD game by Screenlife Games. We didn’t get to try and play it until last night and we’re glad that we did. It was a fun and crazy game. I’ve never actually played a Japanese game before and I’m surprised that I did enjoy it. We both read and watch the mechanics of the game on dvd but it didn’t make sense at first until we actually played it. One of the things that I enjoyed about it is the use of chopsticks. I’ve never used one in my entire life and Jeff used to brag that he did know how to use chopsticks but I found out last night that I can use chopsticks better than him. Sorry, my love, I have to divulge that info in my post. Hehe. While we were actually betting during the game, it just suddenly dawned on me the technique to hold the chopsticks so I can transfer lots of sushis into my bowl. I am so glad that I now know how to use one.


Now about the game itself, there are funny and crazy dares or events that took place in the game but I guess our most favorite was the Umbrella Roullette. We both got a kick out of watching the guy chose the umbrella that kinda’ punch him on the face. Even the guy himself got totally surprised and laugh at himself. If at this point you grow curious as to what game I am talking about, check Banzai online and visit Tako’s My Space page at I can guarantee that it’s loads of fun.

Sponsored by ScreenLife Games

We're Partners for Life

I might be going through a very difficult adjustment period right now when it comes to my work and managing home affairs but the whole thing makes me and my husband appreciate each other more. Even when I was still not working, Jeff would never leave me doing all the household chores by myself. We're partners in whatever things we do. Say, I do laundry, he would volunteer to fold the clean clothes. When I wash dishes by hand, he would do the rinsing but later on, I told him not to bother 'coz rinsing the plates isn't that hard to do at all. (By the way, we have a dishwasher but I prefer not to use it since it's just the two of us and washing dishes isn't that hard and it's better not to be totally accustomed to American lifestyle. Hehehe. But don't get me wrong, I no longer wash clothes by hand since I got here, I'm too lazy for that. Hehehe) Now that I have work, he still is very supportive and helpful. He understands the hardships I'm going through right now and he tries to do things that would make things a bit easier for me. Last Friday which was the start of his weekend off and yeah, I worked on Fridays, he vacuumed the house and do the dishes. He dropped me off to work in the morning and picked me up at work at lunch so we can eat out together. I appreciate my husband so much for all the wonderful things he has done for me. I may not have my whole family here with me, but Jeff is just always there for me no matter what and he never ceases to support me in whatever I do. I feel so lucky and blessed that I am one of those Filipinas who have very good provider and supportive husbands. I don't regret at all that I took a step forward in exploring a world outside our home because I found out how much I appreciate and love my dearest Jeff.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kick Ass Blogger Award

Kick Ass Blogger Award

I find this award cute. Thanks to my fellow Arkansan, Theresa for passing this on to me. I am sorry for the late posting. Things just have been crazy lately with work. But I am truly honored that you even think of giving me this award. By the way, I think this originates from Mammadawg. Visit this site as well, if you may.

I'm passing this on to my regular readers. Feel free to grab this as I think you all deserve to be called "Kick Ass Bloggers".

Monday, August 11, 2008

Capturing sunset

I took this shot while we were on our way to Denver. I've always loved sunsets and I think they look very romantic. I just find it pretty amazing that I got this one wonderfully despite the fact that we're on a moving vehicle.

Getting ready for work

This is me on my way to work. I just thought I might share some of my work photos here. I don't usually dress up like this but since I am working in a bank and we follow certain dress codes, I try to dress nice and professional. No jeans of any kind are allowed in the office so I figure I'll have to buy more office clothes from now on. I didn't have much since back in my previous job, we can just wear anything that we feel like wearing. And another thing is I gain weight since I got here so some of my old nice clothes won't fit anymore, yikes! Hehehe. I really love to shop but probably from now on, I'd concentrate on getting work clothes more than anything else.

Wordless Wedsnesday #2

Rocky Mountains in Colorado

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My Woes

This has been a tough week for me. My daily schedule and routine has been totally messed up. I like the fact that I am finally getting out of the house to work, however, I find it disorienting to face the challenge of juggling work and home affairs. Before, when I didn't work yet, dinner was always ready before 6:00 p.m., but now that I got a job, I can't even start to prepare dinner until after 6:00 o'clock. Both Jeff and I go home at 5:00 p.m. and he always wanted to help with housework and all that but still we both usually feel very tired after work that sometimes I'd rather just go to bed than eat dinner. I'm actually curious to hear from anybody who do work as to what are their secrets so that they don't have to eat dinner as late as 9:00 p.m. even if they are working.

Now, I'm gonna talk about my job. I basically answer calls concerning computer problems from bank employees for our 76 branches. We have an IS Trouble Shooting Handbook that tells me what I'm supposed to do whenever a particular problem comes up. Most of it requires administrator rights so they really need us to do it but some of it can just be solved simply by closing and re-opening their applications which they don't even think of doing before calling for help. My first week was awfully hard. I didn't have the technical knowledge on trouble shooting computers so I really had to start from scratch. There's really nobody there assigned to guide me or teach me all the way through how to do it which makes it all the more harder for me, however, there's like 3 or 4 people there that I can always go up to and ask for help. On my 5th day, things are starting to make sense and I feel a little comfortable taking calls. But on the first few days, I'd always come home whining, feeling frustrated and sad. Oh boy, what a big adjustment I had to make. I have a hard time with their accent, the pronunciation and spelling of American names and their locations. Nobody's being rude or anything to me yet though especially when I tell them that I'm just starting out but this whole experience is very different and very challenging. I'm gonna be very proud of myself if I'll be able to make it through to at least 3 months. I'm learning new and important stuff about computers and despite the hardships that this job entails, I think this is a good training ground for me if I wanted to continue to be in the Information Systems industry.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Top 10 Bridges in the World

When we went to Colorado, we visited Royal Gorge Bridge in CaƱon City. It was a 2-hour drive from Denver but I really made sure that we stopped by there. I was awed by the 360 degrees marvelous views that we saw from the bridge. But anyway, this blog isn't about Royal Gorge, hehe. I was just gonna say that I was inspired to post pictures of the Top 10 World Bridges which was featured by the Travel Channel. I find these bridges amazing and wonderfully constructed. I wish I can visit to each of them but that might be too expensive, hehehe. The pictures are from Top 1 to 10.


Golden Gate Bridge - California, USA


Akashi Kaikyo Bridge - Japan


Sunshine Skyway Bridge - Florida, USA


Tower Bridge - London, England


Firth of Forth Bridge - Edinburgh, Scotland

Brooklyn Bridge - New York, USA

Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Virginia, USA

Sydney Harbour Bridge - Australia

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge - Massachusetts, USA


AZ - London Bridge (2)

London Bridge - Arizona, USA

Thank God it's Friday

...Now I can finally say that and mean it!!! I really needed a break. They say the first week at work is the hardest. It sure is. I'm gonna post more about it after we eat dinner. I am so starving right now. I've got lots of things to share with you this week and I might upload some photos from our Denver trip as well.

Monday, August 4, 2008

My First Day at Work

Like I've mentioned in my previous post, August 4th is my first day at work on my first job here in the US as a PC Support Specialist in a bank. I've been jobless for a year so I was really so nervous going back to being a career woman. Thank God the first day was just like a walk in the park. I spent my 8 hours filling out forms, meeting the Chief Information Officer and other bank employees and reading handbooks and manuals about the Information Systems Process and Policies. It felt different to be around native English-speakers in the office, not to mention there were only 2 females (me included) in the Information Systems Department. Our manager was so nice and friendly and it seemed like they all kinda have expected me to be there. By the way, I think I'm the only non-Caucasian person in the building and I really think most of them are kinda curious and interested in a positive way to have a foreigner co-worker. I get shy when I am around them which I hope it's normal. I mean I don't want to be anti-social or something but deep inside me I don't think I belong yet. I know it's gonna take some time, afterall, it's just my first day. They seem to be all nice, professional and friendly people though.

My apologies to my blogger friends for I might not be able to do bloghopping and EC dropping this week yet. I had to establish a routine for my work and my blogging of course but for a week, I might just need to get the hang of it. As of this writing, my head feels light and it's almost bedtime for me so I hope you will understand if I can't frequent your sites just yet. I'll promise to make it all up to you if my body gets used to my new schedule. Have a nice day, everyone!!! Ciao!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

It's so good to be back...

Hi guys...I'm back. It felt so good to be back. The trip to Denver was amazing. The rocky mountains in Colorado was so breathtaking. Of course I have pictures to share to all of you guys but it'll probably take a little while before I'll post them all. I just want all of you to know that I'm back and I missed all of you. I'm so happy to see messages in my chatbox and comments in my posts. Thank you for all the visits. I'll try to update you more about the trip tomorrow. I was expecting my real rank to go down after a week of not updating my blog and visiting my friends but to my surprise, I'm still doing good with the ranking. I owe it all to my visitors. I'll try to reciprocate and check out what's new about you as well. Until then...