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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Congratulations Batch 2012!

I can still remember how I felt during the day I received my diploma (Pioneering batch) in Bachelor in Technician Teacher Education major in Architectural Drafting (and currently working as a staff in Procurement Office). Indeed, that was a mixed emotion. I was happy that time that finally I am free from all those sleepless nights in studying our lessons for the final exams and beating the deadlines for all those mind boggling,tear jerking projects. I am also sad that I have to find a job and should stop depending much to my mother anymore (financially). That was year 2002.

Ten years after, here I am working as an office staff at the Procurement Office of my dear alma mater and at the same time working as part-time instructor in ICT subject. I miss my life as  a student that is why I took some Master's subject but unable to finish it because my schedule won't allow it :) I only earned 18 units for my MTTE course and I doubt it if I could pursue this course further.

Anyway, I would like to extend my congratulations to all the graduates of 2012! Two of them are my church mates, Hannah Grace Rosal, BS in Nursing and Paul Joseph Estrera, MIT.






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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WFW: Learning by Application






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Great Savings with Coupon Codes

The summer is up and people are thinking of ways on how to beat the increasing heat of the sun. In the same manner,the prices for basic commodities right now increases as well and its beyond our control. As a new Mom, I always go for baby products that offers discounts to save money. However, I do not compromise quality on every purchases that I made.

Budgeting is not easy. You need to consider a lot of things. When you go for shopping, you might think of getting those products that has poor quality in order to save. No, it should not be the case. Getting quality products with a tight budget are still possible.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Meet Me On Monday!

Acting Balanced

Weee I'm here again on this Meet Me On Monday Adventure! This is the good thing about meme, you'll get to share what's on your mind with your blogger friends... So for this week, I am eager to answer the following questions!

1. What movie or movies do you have to watch when they are on TV?
2. When you have out of town visitors, what fun places do you take them to in your town?  (Or where do you play tourist in your own town?)
3. What was the first album, CD, Download you ever bought?
4. Do you speak more than one language and which ones?  If not, what language would you like to know?
5. What is your dream job? 


And these are my answers respectively:

1. Me and my hubby would love to watch over and over again Fire Proof (a sort of a reminder for all marriage couples)
       
 we also love to watch the classic version of Swiss Family Robinson! 



2. When we have an out of town visitors, I want to take them to the beach! Sandy Cay Caribbean beach Wallpaper

3. The album of Hillsong Australia and one of my favorite songs that time is I Belong To You... so powerful!

4. I speak my local dialect and our national dialect and English too!

5. My ultimate dream job is to have a permanent job! For the meantime, I would like to be a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) with a regular online job to support my family... However, I seldom get an opportunity in blogging :(
 








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Friday, March 23, 2012

Five Questions Friday



Thank God It's Friday!

I have joined this meme before and right now, I am excited to answer their five  given questions again:


1. If you were free to just hop in the car and drive, where would you go? Or, if you could hop a plane and go anywhere, where?

the famous Tarsier
Panglao Island
- Could it be on a ship? I wanna go to Bohol. The last time that I went there was when my grandpa died... I wanna explore the wonders of Bohol and see a tarsier! I wanna go to Panglao Island too!
 

2. What's your most recently read favorite book?
- Chicken Soup for the Soul... so inspiring :)
 


3. What's your favorite Spring Break memory?
- We don't have Spring here in the Philippines, only Summer... So far, last Summer I was too busy in preparing for my wedding :) We had our Pre-Nuptial in one secluded area in our place that only few have known about that place.
 

4. What do you put in your child's Easter basket? Or, for those w/o kids, what was put in your childhood basket?
- My baby is still two months old (today) so most probably there will be no Easter basket. But if give the situation, I would love to put candies and chocolates on it
 

5. Do you get a summer haircut?
-Yup! One week ago!
Then...
AND

Now
 
That's it! How about you? Have fun and answer all the questions and link up with Mama M.






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Thursday, March 22, 2012

#81/366: Kape ug Monay

 


I am glad it's Thursday! Tomorrow, it's gonna be my baby's second month! (Glory to God!) This morning isn't so busy so I have all the time to blog, to sip coffee and eat bread... After consuming everything, I've got this urge again (urge?) to sketch, so I grab a pencil and a scratch paper and have my output scanned by my ever supportive colleague :)


I love to sketch, but I don't apply colors coz I am not good in doing it. I am a certified frustrated artist LOL. If I have nothing to do, I really love doodling of any object that will pop into my mind. When I was still in elementary, I had a classmate who loves to draw, so out of interest, I tried to do the same thing. It was only then that I realized that I have this passion within me. I really love to draw. But I cannot be a good cartoonist nor a cartographer because I cannot draw based on description, my imagination is not that vivid. I cannot really copy an object. I am not good in still painting, everything is imaginary.  I also tried charcoal painting before and with the help of graphing method, I was able to sketch the portrait of a friend exactly the way she looks. However when I applied shading everything was ruined. All I can do is purely sketching. PERIOD. No shading and color application- I failed on that area. But somehow this talent help my nephew and nieces in the completion of their art projects.  It also made me won on some Poster Making Contest (just a placer though :). But there's one art/drawing project that I hated the most- that is drawing an animal figure LOL.

Well, I am linking this post for Blog Photo Challenge

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

#79/366: Anchor Man?

 

My hubby loves anything that has something to do in Electronics. He is into music as well... He is the sound technician in the church but he has no formal training about it. He didn't earned any units on this field but he wants to learn something more especially the basic theories so he enrolled in a short term course in Electronics under TESDA (sponsored by the LGU). He finally appreciates the importance of having knowledge in the things that he loves to do. Go go go baby!

I am linking this post to Velvet Dreams




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Monday, March 19, 2012

Hopefully Waiting

isn't he cute when he yawns? :)
 
It's another blessed Monday! Whew! Time flew so fast indeed... This Friday, by God's grace, my baby will be now two months old. I am not totally well yet but I am slowly recovering from this terrible cough. As usual, I don't have enough sleep because my baby's sleeping pattern compelled me to stay awake til 1PM. 

Another week to conquer, another challenges to overcome. It is through God's grace that we were able to get through our daily needs. It's been three Sundays already that we were not able to go to church. My hubby took a short term course in Electronics, unfortunately it falls on Sunday. His instructor is still trying to squeezed his availability for Saturday. I find it difficult to got to church alone with my baby because he is quite heavy already plus I need to bring along with me all baby stuff. Well, hopefully God will understand, after all it's not the attendance that really matters, it's the heart.

On the 26th, we will have an appointment with my baby's pediatrician. He will have his first shot of  Haemophilus Influenzae Type b HiB Vaccine which will cost us P 1,500.00 per shot or roughly 37 USD. I am still hopefully waiting for a big break... I mean, financial breakthrough. My income in article writing really helps me. As of now, I am still waiting for more opportunities. I am also accepting ghost writing from my co-bloggers because they can pay me immediately. I also enjoyed writing and it somehow help me in developing my writing skills (hitting two birds in one shot- earning and learning). I am beginning to love the life that I have right now. I try not to focus on the difficulties, rather, I try to be more positive in every challenges that we encounter everyday. It is not that easy, but by God's strength, which I always ask for everyday, I become stronger. My hubby was also very supportive though we have misunderstanding sometimes but at the end of the day, we have still each other, helping together to overcome it all. My baby is also a real blessing to us. I really love him so much. I feel complete as a woman simply because I already have him.  




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Sunday, March 18, 2012

# 77/366: When I Was Still Pregnant


Don't get me wrong... I didn't miss being pregnant (not yet for now)... Just love to share this with you... :)

Linking with Velvet Dreams for the Blog Photo Challenge




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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Top 5 Tips For Handling Your Legal Issues


There’s no question about it, we live in a complicated world. Financial, corporate and legal structures are increasingly complex, and dealing with these issues can be daunting. Due to this, there are times when it’s smart to seek out professional help in dealing with serious legal issues, whether it involves personal disputes, marital or child custody problems, or serious problems in the workplace.
The best lawyers, however, whether a New York personal injury lawyer or a California-based family law practitioner, will tell you that the key to handling legal issues is to stay calm, level-headed, and well-informed. Let’s take a look at some advice for handling legal problems, whether personal or business-related, in a way that ensures a good outcome. Here are the top five tips for handling your legal issues, safely and sanely.

Stay Unemotional

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This may sound simple enough, but it’s a key aspect of handling potentially loaded legal problems effectively. Legal conflicts can spiral out of control if emotions are not kept in check. When involved in a serious legal situation, seek sound help and counsel from a therapist if needed. Keeping emotions under control can save time, money and help to avoid conflicts during a legal situation.

Stay Open to Compromise

A willingness to compromise and find a “third way” of resolution can work wonders and can smooth out potential conflicts before they become too expensive and irresolvable. An attitude of “my way or the highway” is not a winning attitude. When in doubt, always compromise.
Research on the Situation
Do as much study and research in advance as possible before a case goes to court. A well-informed client is an asset to a case.

Seek Good Counsel

The practice of law is complex, with laws changing constantly. Though it is indeed important to do research and be as well-informed as possible about the issues at hand, it’s also critical to have sound legal advice from a knowledgeable professional. Get a good lawyer whose advice can be trusted, and listen to their counsel.

Take the High Ground

Some legal issues, especially those involving workplace conflicts and marital and divorce issues, can become highly charged. Unfortunately, the price for becoming adversarial in these situations is high. If matters become emotionally charged, step back, take a few deep breaths, and seek counsel. Though it may be tempting to take an adversarial stance against a legal foe, the outcome is rarely worth the price.
Taking legal action is a potentially stressful endeavor. Staying calm and well-informed, and seeking good counsel is the key to successfully navigating a tricky legal situation most of the time.





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Wednesday, March 14, 2012