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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cafe World...

It's Saturday and I am supposed to stay at my boarding house to do some laundry, however, I still need to finish my report from the Annual Evaluation and Planning Conference which is due on Monday. I arrived at school more or less 1PM since I have my toe nails pedicured before going to school. It is always my habit to check mails from my Yahoo inbox and what caught my attention was the special delivery from Zynga for my Cafe World. I opened it and was delighted with what I got... And do you know what happened next? I realized later that I was glued to Cafe World waiting for my 15-minute Ranch Beans menu to cook! Wow! Indeed, I accomplished nothing as of this moment. Ate Rhea was right, she opted not to play nor open her facebook account since it will just consume all her time. I played lots of games from Yahoo but it is only Cafe World that I truly enjoyed the most. I am still at Level 50 and I am working too hard (lol) to get to a hundred level. A certified Cafe World addict?  

Well, I choose the other way around and the consequence? I'll be starting doing my reports late and that's it... By the way I need some parts for my lightning stove... Can you give me? (lol)

facebook, facebook...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

TT: God's Creation

I am back from a three-day conference. Such experience was very worthwhile especially on the last day during the Team Building Session... The place where we stay is a secluded tourist spots that has the wonder of God's creation! The tall pine trees, the cool wind and the thick foliage in the forest is a great evidence of God's goodness. The place was located in      the mountain... though not literally on top of the mountain but the fact that it is overlooking, it equally meant the same. We've been to Forest Parks and Dahilayan Zip Zone... I may not able to conquer the longest zip line but at least I made it to the two shorter ones. The experience was indeed so memorable though I have difficulty convincing myself not to feel any fear... When I was on the top, The view below me is so wonderful, beyond description. I just hope they will preserve it. In Forest Parks, we truly enjoyed taking pictures with their sculpted animals of different specie. 

The three day conference is a rigid task but the camaraderie among the participants makes the whole activity so fulfilling... 

More pictures will be uploaded soon.... 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WFW: Matthew 7:7

The message is indeed very clear. Everything is provided by God. All we have to do is just simply ask for it. Our God is a great provider. 

The Top Selling Toys for Christmas 2010

Christmas is in the air, indeed! We can already hear the Christmas carolers parading into our neighborhood. As early as now we should be ready with our list for Christmas gift shopping. This is the only time of the year that the spirit of giving is evident to most of us. To avoid rush Christmas shopping, it is more practical that as early as now, you start buying the things that you will be busy wrapping about in the coming days. I for instance, I already started drafting the list and to my amazement, I just realized that I already have more than ten Godchildren, most of them are boys.
The only thing that the kids will surely appreciate upon receiving and unwrapping their Christmas presents are toys! Yes indeed, even big boys love toys too! I have here some list of toys that will surely be a hit this Christmas season.

Gift giving is not only the main highlight of the season; merrymaking is of course on top of the priorities. I tried to browse for list of saleable Christmas toys wherein it is not too much for the pocket. So here goes my list in ascending order as to the prices.

1.    1.    Monopoly Revolution

Each member of the family needs to spend quality time together. One way of doing so is by playing together. This activity has been proven to be effective all the way. There are other ways actually wherein the family can bond together like outdoor adventure. But for the coming holiday, indoor games can be a good substitute too. This Christmas season, why not give a game board like Monopoly Revolution to one member of the family wherein everyone has the opportunity to enjoy. Aside from being practical, this is such a good game board that can be played anytime, not only during Christmas season.  Monopoly Revolution is the newest addition to monopoly to celebrate 75 years, the traditional game has been updated with a round board and all new graphics such as an electronic banking unit with built in songs and sound effects, a perfect game to play with the whole family this Christmas while waiting for the Noche Buena. Monopoly Revolution is easy on the pocket. It only cost £30.00 or roughly $48.00. Isn’t it nice to exercise your business technique skills and have it shared to your family? Who knows, you might end up engaging in real estate businesses because of the influence of the Monopoly Revolution game.

2.     2.   Paper Jamz Guitar  
If you want your kid to become an instant rock star celebrity, then Paper Jamz Guitar by Wowee is just the right one for him this Christmas season. Paper Jamz Guitar offers children an instant rock experience, it is computerized and allows youngsters to play along to pre-programmed tunes or just create their own, it also comes with headphone's so will not annoy parents with the constant noise. With the given feature, your kid will be trained and have the opportunity to become one great musical artist someday. This guitar is ideal for those beginners in guitar lesson. All parents love to see their children bringing down the house in excitement and entertainment during the Christmas celebration. Unleash the hidden musical talent of your child and allow him to be himself with this guitar. What is more amazing is that, you do not need to spend much for such a great item, with just £32.00 or more or less  $51.00 price for Paper Jamz Guitar, you could never go wrong. This is something that they can be proud of and they can carry this anywhere, giving them a lot of opportunity to showcase their talents. Make this season a memorable one for your kiddo.

3.      3. Baby Annabell Version 5

Who can afford to say no to Baby Annabell for gift this Christmas? This cuddly Baby Annabell Version 5 by Zapf Creations is an 18inch doll that acts just like a real baby. She has similar characteristic to a real baby. She can drink real water from her bottle and makes sucking noises whilst drinking she will then burp and fall asleep. If she's upset she will even cry real tears, but singing soon hushes her. She is even alert to sound or movement and wakes up if someone makes a noise. When she sleeps she closes her eyes and you can hear her breathing, sometimes gently snoring. This will surely be a crowd-getter, attention-seeker among the family because of its unique features. If you are in a family where no more babies can be seen because all have grown up, then maybe this gift will help you bring back those good old days. Do not let that camera click without Baby Annabell on the lap of Mom. Your little kiddos will not get jealous on her; nevertheless, they would surely love her like for real. Baby Annabell comes in a very affordable price of £45 or more or less $72.00, too little amount for such a precious new member of the family. Welcome her with a smile.

4.       4.   Buzz Lightyear
If you want to go with the latest craze nowadays, go for the toy that is tipped to be the biggest seller for Christmas 2010, it is none other than Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear by Mattel™. This is predicted by various toy stores including Hamleys’ to be this year's sell out. The 12 inch figure comes complete with a rocket pack incorporating after burner jet lights and sounds. It also comes with laser arm lights and retractable helmet. Give it to your little boy and he will surely jump for joy. Expect then that he will proud enough to bring this in school as soon as the holiday ended and the classes will resume. Since the start of the Toy Story 1 movie, Buzz Lightyear has became popular not only among little kids but with the adults as well. Its popularity continues with Toy Story 2 and now with the Toy Story 3 coming out on dvd, this toy is set to rocket in popularity for only £50.00 or $80.00. Grab it now before you will be run out of stock. Remember, the fact that this was predicted as the best-selling Christmas toy, so hurry don’t wait for December to come.

5.       5.   Barbie™ Video Girl
What goes into your mind when buying a toy for your little princess? Little girls, and even big ones, love to play dolls. Speaking of dolls, top on the list is Barbie. Barbie brand never went out of style nor became obsolete in the market. What is more fascinating about this doll is that every year, they never run out of ideas as to the innovation that will surely capture the taste of everyone. The latest so far that will surely become popular for the girls this Christmas is the Barbie™ Video Girl. This Cool Barbie doll has a video camera inserted into her back, with an added feature of instant playback. Children who are blessed enough to own this masterpiece said they love the new Barbie doll and having a camera in her back makes her even better and lovable. Make this year as one of the most memorable celebration for your little princess by giving her this fashionable doll that has a very renowned fashion statement that could influence your little princess’ sense of style.  Barbie Video Girl only costs £75 or roughly $120.00 but equivalent to thousands of hugs and kisses from her. Above all, let her capture your smile as she will take video of you.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start picking your choice!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TCP: Ice Castles

This is a story of a young girl who is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential to realize her dreams.

By the time I've seen this movie, I was really amazed of Taylor Firth's talent. 

Indeed, a real good movie.

Monday, November 29, 2010

MYM/RT: @ the Bakery....

@ the Bakery...

While waiting for our orders...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Product Review: Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS Watch

One way of staying healthy is by working out to burn that unwanted fats and calories. But doing such thing excessively may cause an adverse effect to your body. Work out like running should be done regularly at considerable pace depending on the individual’s capability. It is hard to track your pace manually. To make it possible, there is an available advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) - enabled device that will help you in tracking your work out development. It is called the Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS Watch.
 A review has made regarding this device. It has pros and cons despite the fact that its specifications are helpful. Well, every device has advantages and disadvantages. Tackling about advantages, as to functionality, it is user-friendly. With its featured dimension, you can easily carry it with you and you can even stay outside for long with its 10-hour battery life. You can even wear it while swimming because it is water-resistant. You can also customize your workout plan by setting up your preferences like your pace and the equivalent distance and the amount of calories you need to burn during the workout using the device. Like what I aforementioned, doing excessive exercise may cause an adverse effect to our body. Thus setting your preferences is helpful since this device will alarmed you once you go beyond your predetermined settings as to number of paces, distance and the required calories. It is indeed, easy to use, simple to set-up and the screen is easy to read. Another added feature was that you can share your data to your friends through the Online Garmin Connect, an online community that was developed by Garmin to analyze, connect and share different data with various Garmin users. Furthermore, they can also use Garmin Connect to contact the customer service department. Indeed, with its rich feature and reliability, this Forerunner GPS device is worth the try.

However, talking about disadvantages, this device has no heart rate monitor and automatic synchronization. Well, given the fact that this watch is worn on the wrist, it is really quite impossible to monitor the heart rate not unless it is specifically designed for that. Regarding its compatibility to the Online Garmin Connect, some users find it hard to connect because of poor signal recovery. It took too long to connect to the satellites and for MAC users, this device is not compatible.

Health monitoring is a personal endeavor. This device is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As for me, in spite of its negative features per review, this is a helpful tool in preventing possible health problems.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Dahilayan Here I Come!

Life is so full of surprises! I have experienced it so many times already. Latest of which is for this Tuesday's trip to Bukidnon for the Annual Evaluation and Planning Conference of our school. I am so blessed to be part of the group. The focus was not really on the horseback riding and zip lining, but to the Conference. We will be staying there for three days and two nights. I know we will be there to work but somehow the management also consider the place so that all of us could unwind from the busy, stressful jobs back home. We will be staying at Mountain Pines Place then before going home we will have fun at Dahilayan Gardens and Resort. Our last night will be filled with a country spirit as we geared up for cowboys attire at the Saddle Ridge Camp... It's pretty obvious how excited I am. I just hope and pray that everything will be okay in accordance to God's plan.

GT: What We Most Love

I am a certified shopaholic but not with apparels... Every time I went to the mall, I always go to footwear section, not for heels but for flip flops. I do have lot of slippers. I love to wear flat footwear.

I also love to go to cosmetics section. My latest craze for now was treatment for my hair. I am desperate enough to revive my hair the way it was a decade ago... Due to chemical treatments it became damage. Anyway, I was able to manage it (though I've got a lot of falling hair now). I am still hoping the most suitable hair product for me. I am using L'Oreal with anti-frizz formula as of now, hopefully it will work this time. Speaking of L'Oreal by the way, have you tried their Super-blendable blush on? I did, and I can guarantee that you will really love it! it's price plays around P 850.00 -900.00 but it's for long use! It comes with a compact mirror and a brush.

When I am in the mood of buying apparels, I always go for jeans. I love to buy those petite type. I seldom shop for bags, I just borrowed from my Mom (she's a collector anyway).

See that slippers on the upper right side of the mag? That's one of my favorite!

Well enjoy shopping for this GT Thursday!

It's so nice sharing it here anyway... 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Shoot Me: Happy Birthday Carmel

This is not about Me... It's about her.

Friends come and go though some chooses to stay... As for this woman, she opted to stay. Our friendship may not be that perfect but at least its something that is worth enough to cherish.... a kind of friendship that is worthy to keep...

Happy Birthday girl... we might misunderstood each other sometimes but it's normal.... it's part of pruning our friendship in order for it to become more solid....

I love you

I wish you the best of everything...

Never stop clinging unto Him.

God bless.

Forever In Blue Jeans

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Allow Me To Comment: Justice Delayed; Justice Denied

Yesterday marks the 1st anniversary of the Maguindanao Murder case (a.k.a  Ampatuan Murder Case). The killing of 58 individuals of November 23 last year indeed marks terrorism, if not barbarism. Only demon-possessed individual had the courage to commit such act. the Ampatuans pleaded not guilty,  meanwhile the affected families clamor for justice and that is for the Ampatuans to be judged guilty of the crime... The justice they are hoping for was not achieved after one year. on the news this morning, P'noy mentioned that he will do everything to expedite the result of the case...

On the other hand, if we can still remember, we have this unresolved Visconde Massacre case that was still pending for review at the Supreme Court for almost TWO DECADES! (so long that Internet and blogging was not yet conceptualized and cellphone was still out of the picture). As I watched the news last night, indeed it was really disheartening to see the very expectant  Mr. Lauro Visconde , husband and father of the victims got frustrated for the outcome of the case wherein the SC asked for extension before the final verdict (see related news HERE)... so delayed.

I am just wondering how justice was being analyzed for such a very obvious evidences presented before the jury... I am also wondering how the SC manages their decisions for those cases that aged for years? I just hope that the Visconde case will receive fair, impartial judgment. Meanwhile, for the Maguindanao case, unlike what the Visconde case had experienced,  hopefully it won't take long for justice to prevail...

Is there a relevance between justice delayed and justice denied?

Just asking.

WFW: 1 Peter 2:9

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ruby Tuesday: Welcome to Mc Donald

While we were on our way home from our morning rituals, I insisted Carmel (the one wearing lilac sweater) to pose before the Mc Donald signage for my entries here... They're having some improvements with their landscape...

Head on to Mary of Work of the Poet for more of

Have fun!

Monday, November 22, 2010

MYM: Featuring- Jacque


Well, I am pretty sure my subject would surely kill me because of posting this picture without her knowledge.... I just find this one so cute... I wish there is something red in color as well so that primary colors will be completed lol :) peace jacque!

By the way, jacque is my officemate. She's not only a good officemate, she's an obedient daughter too... That is why her haniko loves her so much ♥...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Kudos to my students... my fellow teachers

Taking licensure exam is a mixed emotion... The presence of pressure is there and fear for the outcome as well is inevitable. No matter how we try to remain calm, still we cannot help but wonder what would be the outcome of the 3-hour or more grueling exam... I've been there... I got the same feeling six years ago... Before I took the exam, I claimed God's promise to me in Jeremiah 29:11... I shared the same promise to them... For those who were not able to make it does not mean they are forgotten by God. His thoughts and ways are beyond our understanding... His plan for each one of us is greater than ours...

God is too wise to be mistaken, 
God is too good to be unkind
When you don't understand, 
when you don't see His plan and 
when you can't trace His hands, 

Batch 2009-2010

To Shiela, Jemelyn, Joahnna, Michelle, Geramie and Jennifer- to God be the glory!

To Philip, April, Gracel, Jury and the rest of the group who were not able to make it- never lose hope!

No eyes have seen
No ears have heard 
No mind has conceived
What GOD has in store for us

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Work In Progress of Lindsey

check this out:

something clever: Work In Progress

I am a self-confessed frustrated artist (lol!)

I wish i could have done some art similar to the one above.

I love the art of the author,Lindsey. so cool!

GT # 1: Domestic Diva

T'was my first time here to share with the Girl's Talk...

For this week's theme: Domestic Diva. I cannot really relate that much. The truth of the matter is that- it was only my Mom who has the heart to shop for our home kitchen utensils. Well, actually, I did brought home once a set of decorated glasses which I really found to be so attractive, however, my Mom didn't like the color that much. She opted for clear glass design while I go for those somewhat with abstract design. I am more particular of the design really. What I commonly purchased on the kitchenware section is coffee mugs. I love coffee, and I specifically love big mugs. The mug I am frequently using right now is from Avon. It was actually owned by my sister but she gave it to me before she left. What I love most about it is the spoon and the cover. However, the spoon got broke. Another thing that I love buying on the kitchenware section is the water bottle. How about you?

my kind of coffee mug...

TT: Coming Back To The Heart of W♥rship

Many times I've wrote about how I grew weary on my walk with God. Many times also that I was reminded by God that apart from Him I am absolutely nothing. So many times I failed God, and for  countless times I directed my life on my own. I became shortsighted of the glory of God. I thought He is no longer mindful of me. I even came to a point of blaming Him for the bitterness and emptiness I felt within me. It was so shameful of me to feel such thing against Him...
Then God revealed something to me... I cannot run away from Him... No matter what will I do with my life, He will be looking after me, He will not forsake me. Oh hallelujah! How can I be so proud of myself that I forgot my real identity before God!

Last Friday, during an overnight fellowship with my fellow youth, I am so ashamed in facing God. I cannot afford to look straight unto Him. I felt like I do not deserve for His mercy and glory anymore, but somehow, God said on His words, in Romans 8:1- THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION... Wow! That was exactly the words that He gave me when I kneeled before Him for forgiveness...

I am so thankful for the relief that morning! Yes, I am coming back to God, like what the prodigal son did to his father... I am coming back to the heart of wrship!

God's tender mercy is new every morning! His steadfast love never ceases! Glory and honor be upon Him and only Him! Amen.

Determination Part 2: Morning Advocacy

Determined to survive...
Determined as I was to lose weight, I became consistent with my desire to wake up early in the morning together with my housemates to jog our way to a healthy lifestyle. Actually, I somehow managed to walk and jog but in gradual mode only since I am still having a difficulty in catching my breath (lol!). We took a different route right now. We no longer pass through the Robinson underpass, we utilize the large parking area of Limketkai, along Limketkai Drive. It's nice to take a morning walk wherein all you can see are smiling people who have the same advocacy as yours, and you can hear less vehicle noises and more of the chirping birds. It is also a good feeling to be able to greet the early street sweepers, who, in their own remarkable way,  manage also to shred some calories too.

I know I still have a long way to go but at least I made it. I notice some positive changes so far. I no longer find it too tiresome in taking my steps up to the third floor of the ICT Building where I held my class every Monday and Tuesday night.

Wanna be a part of my morning advocacy?

Forever In Blue Jeans

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WFW: I John 1:9

I've stumbled so many times... I disobeyed God... I go on my way, I became complacent in serving Him... I grew weary on my ministry...

I am absolutely and completely lost from His plans for me. But guess what, last Friday, during my close encounter with Him, it was really such a great experience! But I know it's not all about experience, it's all about the reality that after all, God still choose to forgive and love me unconditionally... What a heavenly dose of truth!