Oct 31, 2008

The Wedding Singer sings Grow Old With You

It made me fall in love again.

I was watching The Wedding Singer, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, movie earlier. I haven't seen it until earlier. I knew it's a good movie coz I've heard it from my friends who already saw it. So when I saw that it will be on at 8:00PM, I tried finishing my online endeavors as fast as I can. It was really a good movie. And my favorite part is when Adam Sandler sang the song "Grow Old With You". It made me fall in love again.

Anyway, here is the lyrics of the song. Such a beautiful song that can really put someone on Cloud 9.


I wanna make you smile whenever youre sad
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad
All I wanna do is grow old with you

Ill get your medicine when your tummy aches
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks
Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you

Ill miss you
Ill kiss you
Give you my coat when you are cold

Ill need you
Ill feed you
Even let ya hold the remote control

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink
Put you to bed if youve had too much to drink
I could be the man who grows old with you
I wanna grow old with you

Updating the non-updated

I am glad that I had somehow updated some of my blogs that I don't usually update. The Updates section of our Love in Distance website which is the blog part has been updated after 4 months. The last time I updated it was around June. I also make couple of post on my Creations blog after almost 2 months of not updating it.

Somehow, it helps not receiving some opps sometime because I get to have more time doing the things that I needed to do. The only disadvantage is No Earnings

I also read couple of articles from Parents.com about disciplining my 2-year-old toddler. In fact, I made a post about Do's and Dont's on Disciplining a Toddler on my Starts at Two blog.

Well, if you have time, please do visit my other sites. Thanks in advance! :-)

Happy Halloween!

Finally, it's Halloween! This is my very first Halloween ever because we don't have it back in the Philippines. Though some people there celebrate it, but it's not that common. Anyway, we will not be dressing up for it though coz only me and my son is at home the whole day. My husband is at work and will be home at 2:00am. But I'm sure my son will enjoy watching the kids walking around the neighborhood to do their Trick or Treat. Happy Halloween!

Oct 30, 2008

I love you is too old and common...

...so, instead of saying I love you, me and husband would say You love me. Though we still say I love you to each other once in a while but we wanted to have our own unique way of saying it. Since we already know that we love each other, why not say what we know?!

It may sound demanding but it works for us. Sometimes it sounds like a question. But whatever it may sound like, we know for ourselves what we wanted to say. And we are trying hard to say it as an statement.

Section for online shoppers on my blog

I made a new section on this blog for online shoppers like me. As an online shopper myself, I always to get the best deals anywhere. So, I constantly seek for discounts, look for coupons, etc. so that I can get something lovely and has a good quality but a price that I can afford. Since I am not a selfish brat, I wanted to share these great deals that I found online. You may click here or just click on Online Stores Discount tab on my navigation bar on the top to see them.

When I say great deals that means not just a discount but big discounts. Of course, I will be updating that section regularly so there will be more happy shoppers like me. Have fun shopping online!

Trip to the Humane Society

We just got home from visiting the lovable dogs and cats from Humane Society in Austin. My husband was off from work since yesterday and we just stayed at home until earlier. Actually, I asked him tomorrow to go out coz I'm so bored. But we just got out today and decided to visit Humane Society, an adoption shelter for dogs and cats that doesn't have home.

We played with lots of cats and dogs there and of course, our son enjoyed it so much, Only that, he seemed to be more interested with the cats' and dogs' toys though. I was so tempted to adopt cats and a dog. There's 3 tiny kittens, all black, in there that are so cute and lovely. Then there's one puppy which is only 2 months old, a german sheperd breed, that is so playful and he broke my heart really bad when we put him back to his cage and cried. I wish I can just take him home. But we're not yet ready to bring home another pet coz we have 3 cats right now in our house. Pearl, my husband's cat, and 2 cats which are his sisters' cats. Another thing we don't have a yard that has a fence to where we can have our own dog run around. So, hopefully, when Abi would be ready to have his own pet, which would be a dog, we have a house that has a big yard and fenced too.

Oct 28, 2008

She scared me

This is our cat, Pearl. My husband named her Pearl because she's so white. She's a big cat, weighing about 20lbs (my own guesstimate).

I have been writing a post about the cats here at home. Pearl is actually my husband's and we have 2 other cats which are Yvonne's.

Me and my son are the only ones left at home almost everyday together with the cats. I don't exactly know how to take care of cats because the only time that I had cat was when I was just a kid and that was it. So, when one time, Pearl seems like choking and having hard time to breath. I got scared because I didn't know what's happening to her. Later that day, I told my husband about it and he said that it was just hairball.

Now, since gift-giving season is almost here, I wanted to give Pearl a gift. And because I would never forget what happened to her with the hairball, I will give her Miracle Malt Hairball Remedy from Pet Essentials Depot that sells Pet Supplies For a Cause. A portion of the sales will be donated to animal and dog rescue shelters all across the United States to help save homeless and lost animals. So, whenever you buy anything for your pet, get it from them so that you can extend your help to those animal who are in need.

No new episodes of Paris Hilton's New BFF

I have been following Paris Hilton's New BFF show on MTV for couple of weeks now but it's disappointing that there is no new episodes. You may be wondering why I like Paris Hilton. Well, I think I am not alone. Lots of people likes her too. As for me, I like her because she's pretty and she amuses me by the way she acts, talks, and everything because she's so lady-like. But one thing that I like about her is she doesn't pretend to be anybody else. Everyone knows that she's a b*tch and she doesn't deny that. Go Paris!!

Things I bought from my blogging income

I have been blogging since January this year. I always felt blessed with the things that has been happening in my life that is why I started blogging and titled it Beauty of Life. Blogging has also been a source of my little income and I am so glad that despite of the small income I have through blogging, I was able to buy some things that reminds me of effort I exerted. So, here the things that I purchased from just my blogging income alone:
SIX domain names - www.jonaverslife.com, www.moneyjona.info, www.jonasnewlife.com, www.diosnmom.com, www.ymmom.com, www.andyjona.com

TWO shoes - a winter faux fur boots and a PUMA sneakers

Super Mario Kart (Nintendo Wii)

Cellphone accessories - Micro SD memory card, All-in-one memory card reader, car charger

Swim suit

That's all I got for now and hoping that I can buy more. Plus some of the money was used to help around the house. I enjoy blogging so much coz I really love to write and express my thought and now I can also earn money from it which helps a lot coz I am a stay-at-home Mom.

Toot! Toot!

I still look like an elementary student

That's flattering but scary at the same time. Flattering because that means that I look young but scary because that means that I look immature.

Anyway, one of my classmates in Elementary happens to be blogger too and stumbled upon this blog. He recognized me right away coz of the picture I have on the header. He told me that I still look the same as I was when we were still elementary.

One day at the park

Yesterday was my husband's off and he promise me last week that we will go to a park. We did go to a park. We went to Northeast Metropolitan Park which is located just around Pflugerville. It was a pretty big park with lots of things in it. They have baseball fields, tennis court, hiking trail, playground, basketball court, picnic place, and a lot more. Our son had so much in their playground. In fact, he doesn't want to leave. Then we went hiking, stopping in each station where we can also do some work-out. But the trail goes all around the whole park so we didn't end up finishing it. We cut short and went back to our car and headed home because Abi is starting to be miserable coz he's too tired.

But we really had fun there and hoping to get bicycle so that we can bike all through the trail.

Fisher's Bait: Bass Challenge

This is a game on PlayStation that I thought I like. Well, at least I like it for a little while but realized that it's not letting me win so I gave up. Me and my husband are playing video game together and compete with each other. He always ended up winning most of the game that we played.

Anyway, the Fisher's Bait: Bass Challenge is a game where you need to catch fishes and you win if you catch the 3 biggest Largemouth Bass fish.

At first, I don't like it coz I don't know what to do and everything. But it seems challenging and continue on until I got a bit idea about how to do it. It just frustrates me (and sometime my husband too) if we catch big fishes and when it gets close to you, like 3 yards, the line breaks or you lost the fish. Last night, I beat my husband and got a massage reward. But today, I got really frustrated, I just didn't finish the game.

Oct 27, 2008

My bestfriend is going to Bora

I received an email from my bestfriend today, sharing her joy and excitement because she is going to Boracay on March with her officemates. They availed the Cebu Pacific airlines promo of PHP2,700 2-way fare. Now, he only problem is her expenses for board and lodging and her her pocket money. But I don't see any problem about that because she still has 5 months to save money for that.

Anyway, we always plan on going to Boracay but just can't have the chance for the both of us to go there together especially now that I am here in US. But we still plan on going there once we go back to the Philippines for vacation. But that would be 3-4 years from now.

Well, I am so excited for my bestfriend because at last, she would be able to go to Boracay. Wear bikinis and have fun under the sun. Really exciting! hehe

Dollar rate

I am so glad that the dollar rate is continuously increasing now. For the Philippine economy, it's not a good news. But even if the dollar rate is low, it can be good to some countries like the Philippines, but it doesn't really let us feel difference. But if the dollar rate is high, almost all prices will go up too. It doesn't really makes sense. But if dollar rate is high, at least, the money that we are sending to our loved ones in the Philippines will be a little bit more.

Anyway, as of today, October 27, 2008 (10:30AM Central US Time), 1 dollar is equivalent to 49.3340 PHP [source:XE currency converter].

When I left Philippines, which 4 months ago, the dollar rate was between PHP40.00-PHP42.00. So there's much differences now.

Oct 26, 2008

To the next level

This blog would be almost a year old. I will be celebrating this blog's anniversary this coming New Year and I wanted to take this blog to the next level. For now, this blog is hosted for free and I wanted to make use of this blog since it has already made it's mark in Google with it's ranking right now. The next level that I am planning is to get this blog hosted, not for free this time.

I wanted to do that because this blog has already helped me a lot. And have it hosted by top web hosting company is the best thing that I can give this blog as a way for it to improve too.

Right now, I am reading this Web Hosting Article that I found at www.webhostingrating.com to get more idea about the plan that I wanted for this blog.

Oct 25, 2008

No lunch until now (5:30 PM)

I'm not starving myself. I just didn't think about eating lunch. Well, technically, we already have lunch because we ate at 11:00AM. But it's not actually lunch, but BRUNCH, because it was our breakfast too. I was not hungry until now. So, right now, I'm frying pork chops and have the biscuits ready. But somebody from the Church will be picking us up 30 minutes from now. Can I make it? Well, I know I need to eat. So, bye for now! :-)

Computer Speaker

Last night, my sister-in-law was so pissed off because her speakers stopped working. I felt that she's blaming me or Abi for it because I am the one who is usually on her computer other than her. My husband uses it sometimes but I use it everyday. And Abi loves to play and sometimes when no one's looking at him, he gets his way to the computer and may have done something that caused it. I really don't what happened to her speakers coz the last time I used it was a week ago and it was still working that time.

I talked to my husband about to let him know that I am worried and somehow guilty coz I am using her computer and wished to help her fix it but she was so pissed off last night, I just don't have the nerves to talk to her.

Early this morning, my husband got up and tried to fix the problem. The next thing I knew was he told me that it's fixed. He just press the mute button on the keyboard and it did the trick. Very simple solution isn't it? But I'm so glad that it's fixed now and my sister-in-law is in good mood now. In fact, she ate breakfast with us before my husband left for work.

Oct 24, 2008

Making fun of myself

Do I look great with this gigantic boobs? LOL

It was just me making fun of myself. This happened when me and my husband are blowing up the balloons for my son's birthday. Then I decided to put the balloons as my boobs and strike a post. LOL.

I know, it's silly and everyone laugh about it. This is just one of the crazy moments that I share with my family at home. We are all born silly, that includes my husband and our son. LOL

But I never wished to have this big of pair of tits. I may not have been blessed with a size but I am contented with what I have. (from comedy to drama! LOL)

Working as a Cashier

My first job after I graduated from College was a department store cashier. I had fun with that job because I get to meet lot of people everyday and I don't get bored. That when I started knowing a lot about computer because a few months after I started working there, the store upgraded their cash registers to the latest models so the cashiers were trained on how to use it. But my most favorite about that cash register is the barcode scanners. It still amazes me how it works.


I consider myself heavyweight now. Though my husband keeps telling me that I am not fat but if you would only see my body when I was still in College, you will really say that I am fat now. My husband those my body before in pictures and he told me that I may be bigger now but I am still not fat. I still don't believe him though because I can feel that I have lots of fats in my body now.

Now, I am looking at this alli diet pills that is a non-prescription and FDA approved pills. It looks good and safe to me.

Oh well, just struggling hard to lose some weight. I may be desperate now too. *sigh*

Yesterday's stressful day for me

I wasn't able to blog yesterday because I was not feeling well, EMOTIONALLY. It was really one of my most stressful days.

It all started with my hubby. I asked him to do something but he hesitated because he was still watching 7th Heaven and he wanted to finish it first. That really pissed me off and of course, I ended doing the thing that I asked him to do. Then it was followed by my son. I was in the room still trying to cool off myself when suddenly I felt my son is doing something fishy in our living room which was right because I caught him playing with sister-in-law's tongue rings. I ended up picking up the rings on the floor and thought that it broken because the pieces fell apart. My son already broke a lot of her things: 2 CD players (could be 3), expensive make-up, etc. And I felt that I was to blame because I should be watching him and for some reason, I can't seem to do it.

I wanted to get out from the house so that I can cool myself off but my husband won't let me. So he ended up bringing me to where he is supposed to be at that day, an important meeting. Then while he was at the meeting and my son is conked out in the back seat, I was able to meditate which really helped a lot. After my husband's meeting, I felt normal again and I asked him if we can have some pizza. He brought us to Cici's Pizza and ate anything we can which was the best thing to let my stress out. Then we went to Round Rock Park to have walk and let Abi play in the playground.

Then we headed back home because we needed to go to Church. We went to Church and when we are on our way back home from the Church, I talked to my husband about the reason why I was pissed off at him in the first place, but I became upset with all the things that we talked about. So, you think I'm done? Nope! I didn't plan of talking to my husband the rest of the night but he was consistent about explaining himself and letting me understand etc etc. I watched American Psycho movie and after that, I was finally done with the stress in me. We talked and I'm glad it was finally over.

Oct 22, 2008

The Reading Mother

I found a very wonderful poem, The Reading Mother, that was composed by an American poet and humorist, Strickland Gillilan. Below is my most favorite line in the poem.
You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold;
Richer than I you can never be --
I had a mother who read to me.

I definitely agree with the thought that the author is trying to convey. Having a mother that truly loves you and care for you is the most important treasure anyone can ever have. Sad to say, some of us(I admit that it includes me, but could never be proud of it) would only realize it if we become a parent ourselves. We should never forsake our mother because if not with them, we can never be what we are.

An early nap

It was surprising that my son, Abi, is taking a nap early today. He usually takes nap around 4-5:00 which is not good coz he wakes up at 7-9:00PM and would me or my husband miserable coz he won't go to sleep until past midnight which means that we need to be with up coz we don't have a choice. But today, around 2:00PM, he was starts to get fussy so I told him to go to his bed and sleep. Though he finally was conked out after drinking 2 bottles of milk. At least he finally went to sleep earlier than the usual.

Paris Hilton's BFF Show On MTV

I honestly admire Paris Hilton coz she's pretty. C'mon! She really is! But people judges here as blond bimbo or whatever. Well, I don't know her personally and it's not a big deal.

Anyway, these past few days, I have been hooked up to her show at MTV, Paris Hilton's BFF, which is some a reality show. It is about Paris' search for a new bestfriend. Well, it made me sad to know that her friendship with Nicole Richie really tore apart because I always enjoy watching their reality show, The Simple Life. I know almost everyone hated it, but it's just all about different taste. You hate it, I like it.

I always like watching reality shows, whatever it can be about. I know sometimes it's scripted, but that's understandable so that they sell of the show.

Oct 21, 2008

Hubby's Home!

Well, he wasn't gone for long. He just went to work today but he got off from work earlier than what we accepted, so that is exciting. Imagine, he is supposed to work from 11:00 AM to close 12:00-1:00AM (depending on what time they finish cleaning up the store). So he was gone for the whole day and of course, I miss him each time he's not around. (*grin*)

One down more to go

Earlier today, I tried fixing our laptop again still hopeful to have it fixed and use it again because as of now, I am just using my sister-in-law's computer. I can only get the chance to use her computer if she's not around or sometimes she's here but she is not using it. While trying to fix our laptop I encountered a error message about a file extension MOV. So, I searched on the Internet about how to fix that kind of error so that I can eliminate the problems in our computer. I then found a file extension online library (file-extension-library.com).

It has the information of almost every file extension. It helped me a lot because of all the tools I found there to possibly fix the error about the MOV file extension that I encountered. The best thing about that site is that tells and literally explained me what a MOV file extension is. Well, I already an idea about it but I am really sure since I am not that computer savvy. But hey, what can I say, the tools I found there fixed the error I had in our laptop. Though our laptop is not yet working properly because sad to say, it still has lots of problem. I am still thankful that one problem was solved.

My Friendster Friends Testimonial

I am a Friendster member since December of 2003. I was in college that time. Addicted to chatting online and eye-ball stuff. But those were the college days and I have learned a lot from it.

Today, I scanned on the 262 testimonials/comments that I had so far on Friendster. Then I had so much fun reading the very first testimonials that my friends had given me. Just like the one below that my bestfriend gave me:

ehem...c jona??welz, i hav a bunch of stuff 2 say bout ds gal coz we'v been d best of frens 4 11 yrs now!but of cors, i cant squeeze in evrythin hir..d highlyts will do!!2 begin w/, jona eats a lot!!as in!!bt srprisngly,she never gets fat!!(dami kc yan alaga sa tyan eh!)she badly wnts 2 gain a little weight nga bt she always seems 2 fail!i dnt knw y she wnts 2 gain mor..her body's alredy great!(ganahan!!)den,she's also talkativ!u'l nver hav dull momnts w/ her xcept wen she's nt in d mood!she's very smiling nd frendly dn!as in..hi hir..hello der!cool tlga!she's easy 2 get along w/!she 2 is a certfied kitiktxt nd telebabd-ever grl! bsta,jona's great!!bt warnng:dnt dare mess up w/ her coz she's kind if ur kind bt mean if ur mean(spcialy if she's ryt!)!and..she always hav som1

So, have any more idea about me now?

Anyway, I'd prefer the way testimonials on friendster before than now. Because before all those graphic comments appeared, all the testimonials are somewhat true because it is written and really comes from a real person's thought. Unlike the pre-made graphics that are put now as comment on Friendster.

Well, I just happened to think about old memories. The memories that I cherished a lot with all my friends back in the Philippines. I know I won't see them soon but I am looking forward of seeing them when I get back there.
ryt behind her..dats me!!so
pips..careful!!hehe... =)

Today's (10/21/08) To-dos

Somebody gave me a To-do List magnet that I can put on the fridge's door and easily see it. But I haven't used it yet except once where I used is as To-Buy List until today, I finally decided to be a little organized once in a while so I made my to-do list for today.

--> Blogging (as usual)
--> Do my weekly laundry
--> Hang my clothes so that I can have enough space in my drawer and rearrange the clothes in the drawer
--> Fold washed clothes (If Ms. Lazy will allow me *grin*)

Not much things to do, but hey I have my daily chores such as babysitting my 2-year-old son. Then blogging takes a lot of my time but I can still sit around, watch TV, and I hope I can take a nap too.

My son's videos page

I have a blog that is just all about my son and any other concern about children as a mother myself. Now, I have a page that only contains videos of my son with those interesting activities he had these past few days. CLICK HERE to watch my son's funny and cute videos. Just like all mothers, I am always proud of my son.

Oct 20, 2008

Somtimes it's good to wait, sometimes it doesn't

Do you agree with that? Sometimes it's good to wait but sometimes it doesn't. I learned it for getting an opps everyday. Yeah, it may sound lame but usually, we starts learning from small or simple things and apply it on our overall experiences in life.

Just as what I was trying to say, sometimes its good to wait later to make a post for opps you get from PPP because sometimes, there are far more better opps later (great price that requires a few words which means smaller posts) or sometimes it doesn't.

Now, if we apply it in our own lives, sometimes it is good to wait patiently because as what they would always say, patience is a virtue, but sometimes waiting forever doesn't worth it all because you realized that there are far way better things that life has offered you but you only took it for granted because you always thought that best things comes if you wait for the right time. But the problem no one really knows when is the right time. So, it doesn't always work.

Well, I may not have done all the right decisions in life, but what's important is you are doing what you need to do and accept each failure and loses you have because life is just all about that. You stumble and fall, but each time it happens, you just need to stand up on your feet and move on.

Whew! It all started with opps from PPP and here is what I am typing now. Well, at least I know that I making sense here, ain't I?

Up Close and Personal


Name: Jonaver Obon-Kuhn
NickName: Jona
Age: 24
Birthday: 08/11/84
Status: Happily Married
Location: Pflugerville, TX

Hobby: Blogging
Dream: Designer
Want: The best mother to my son;
The best wife to my husband.
Need: Anything that I don't have.
Strength: Love; Happiness.
Weakness: Patience; Pride.
Fear: Death
Motto: Be yourself!

My 126th post on October

By far, this would be my 126th for this month. I didn't realize that's how much I blog this month. I have a post for the month of May about the highest number of post I made coz I was thinking that it would be the only month that I have a lot of post coz I made 88 posts for that month. I guess I am not in control now with my blogging. I normally would just make a maximum of 3 posts a day, but now I can make 10 or more posts a day. How's that possible? I don't count my posts now. Each time I get the chance, I'll make a post. Oh well, does this makes me a certified blogger? lol

Happy 3rd Wedding Monthsary Hon!

Today I am 3rd months married. For everyone else, this marriage has a long long way to go which is definitely true. But for us, time has been flying really fast. I can still remember myself thinking about the other way around before we got married. That made me so worried. Then last night, a little past midnight, I greeted my husband Happy Monthsary, he told me that he was thinking the same thing as well. But now that we are married to each other, and it has been 3 months since, we know that we are the happiest people in the world.

Oct 19, 2008

Starving and confuse

Paki-connect lang po...lol!

Alright, I am hungry and confuse right now. You know what's the relation of the two words for me right at this moment? Simple, I am hungry but I can't decide what to fix for dinner. That's it!

Me, Only Better

It has been a while since I was in my cam-whore mood. I just don't think about it anymore because I am so busy blogging and everything. I also thought for a while that our camera and all are just for my son. Yeah, as all mothers do. Picture here and there, videos everywhere. Mothers always loves it. But last night, after I straightened my hair again, which I haven't done for quite a while as well, I feel like taking a picture of myself. Oh, I think it really show on my face that I gained weight. I guess I have bigger face now, but I still feel beautiful (geez! thanks to my husband for always telling me. lol)

So, why me, only better?

Well, I think I have changed a lot. Physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and almost all about me. I believe that I am someone better than what I was before because I now feel good about myself. I am not guilty coz I hurt somebody's feelings or done something wrong to somebody. Oh my! Those were my horrible days. But I still didn't have regrets for anything that happened in my past coz they're all a part of me. At least, I am better now and will continue to be coz it's really hard to live a life with too much pride and insecurity.

Yes, I felt insecured before that is why I tend to do some silly things to other people whom I think who are better than me or sometimes I just do it for the sake of my pride, always thinking that I am tough and strong and no one can ever look down on me. But I realized that my own life is not about someone else's life, so whether they are better than me or not, I know I am still the best for those who loves me: my husband, my son, my parents, my in-laws, my bestfriend, and my true friends and that's all really matters.

Do I think I am perfect now? No, never!! I can never be perfect and no one will be. I still am doing bad things not being aware of it. That's humans are, we are all made as sinners but we always have the chance to change what was wrong as long as we live.

I am not trying to impress anyone with this post, but I just let my feelings out coz I am so tired of hearing someone judges me with what I was before. People may changed, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Today I may be good but tomorrow I may be bad (I hope not!). But again, we can't tell anyone what to say, do, or feel. That's how they live their life so let them be.

Whew! I wasn't planning it to be this long. But, until then. Thanks for reading! :-)

Oct 18, 2008

Price or Interest?

I know that most of the bloggers now are earning money through paid posts. And those who do so, they know that there are limited opps out there. Well, depending on their PRs. Because the higher PR you have, the more opps you get. I know that because I don't have PR before and I was struggling to catch some opps everyday even if I have a few resources for earning through my blog. Even if I have PR now, I still struggle sometimes to catch some opps. Lucky to those who has high PR's because I guess they have unlimited opps.

Now, to those who has an average amount of opps, sometimes, you get the chance to choose which opps you're going to take, especially in PPP because you can only make 3 posts per blog a day. Other paid-to-blog resources will give you unlimited but they don't always give opps everyday. So, when you take opps, do you go for the higher price or those you are interested with?

If I have a choice, I normally go to those that I can relate to because it is hard to write about something that you don't have any idea what it was about. But if you write about something you know, it comes very easy. But sometimes, they don't me a choice, so I will just grab any opps available and struggle to write something about it. Most of the time, I would seek help from Google, just to have an idea what it was about. But if there is something worth a big amount of money and it requires only 50-100 words, I would surely grab it no matter what is it about or it came from planet Pluto. Because I have 2 objectives on my own blogging: To earn money and To invite readers. But my main priority os to earn money. We're not rich and I don't have a job, so I do blogging to support my personal needs and other stuffs if necessary.

So, how about you? What do you go for?

Got rid of the signature

Have you notice any changes in my blog site? No, it's not the template. I don't think I would be changing the template again coz I'm very much contented with it right now.

As what the title of this post say, I got rid of my signature for each post. I decided to do so because it is taking a lot of space and I can only put up to 5 posts per page so that it would be balance with the sidebar. Now that I got rid of it, I have 10 posts shown up.

By the way, does anyone know what happened to the Quotes of the Day Blogger widget? Because I used to have it on my sidebar but then suddenly, it seemed to ran out of Quotes so it was just blank. It tried to reinstall it but still blank. So, I just decided to remove it. Now, there's a little changes on my sidebar too coz I need to rearrange the widgets for them to be balance.

Those are all the changes I have for now. Thanks for reading!

What's keeping me busy?

Lots of things! Blogging, my son, earning money online, and thinking about the future.

Blogging -- I have at least 3 blogs that I am trying to update everyday. My son -- Oh..you know how toddlers are. They are very active and curious. So, if you are not always watching them, they tend to break everything in the house. And they need extra special attention too. Earning money online -- paid posts, taking surveys, writing reviews, etc. I am so glad that I have lots of resources for earning money online now, Thanks to all my friends who constantly share their ideas. Thinking about the future -- I always love to do that. Imagining our future and hoping that it is always better than what we have now. It should be something beautiful and something worth everything.

So, can you imagine how busy am I? I do those things everyday, as in every single day. But I don't get bored and I learn each time I do them.

Oct 17, 2008

How are you?

Been wondering how are my friends doing. They are all in the Philippines right now. I tried my best to keep in touch with them but at the same time, I need to be practical by keeping myself from spending something that isn't necessary. So, the only way I can think of to communicate with them right now is through e-mail and friendster.

It was nice of some of them to reply back to my messages and letting me know how life has been going on around them and asking about me and my new life here.

I truly miss my friends and I am looking forward to seeing them a few years from now. I know it would not be fast and near now but at least I have something to look forward too.

Nice and Quiet

I am alone here at the living room right now. My son is taking is nap and the TV is off. I can only here the ticking of the keyboard while I am typing for this post. I can hear the chirping of the birds outside because some of our windows are open. The temperature is comfortable. The air-conditioner is off because the breeze is chilly outside. I like these times. It makes me think and concentrate for whatever I wanna do. But not for long because my eyes are starting to get tired which means that sooner now, I would be joining my son on his nap.

Right at this moment, it is peaceful, calm, comfortable, nice, and quiet.

My son was having nightmares

My son woke up 3-4 times last night because he has been having some sort of a nightmare. I am not really sure if it was really a nightmare, but he will wake up crying like it seemed that he's hurt or something. Since he knows how to talk a little bit now, I asked him if he's hurt or not, but he won't say anything, just crying. So I assume that he wasn't hurt.

Most of the time, it was my hubby would wake up to our son's crying. But if it would take a while before he calms down, I would try to help but usually I can calm him down.

Anyway, speaking of nightmare, I found this article from WikiPedia
A nightmare is a dream which causes a strong unpleasant emotional response from the sleeper, typically fear or horror, being in situations of extreme danger, or the sensations of pain, falling, drowning or death. Such dreams can be related to physical causes such as a high fever, turned faced down on a pillow during sleep (most often in the case of drowning nightmares), or psychological ones such as psychological trauma or stress in the sleeper's life, or can have no apparent cause. If a person has experienced a psychologically traumatic situation in life—for example, a person who may have been captured and tortured—the experience may come back to haunt them in their nightmares. Sleepers may waken in a state of distress and be unable to get back to sleep for some time. Eating before bed, which triggers an increase in the body's metabolism and brain activity, is another potential stimulus for nightmares

Just a knowledge in case anyone wants to know.

Oct 16, 2008

My Three Wishes

We were watching Aladdin yesterday and of course, y'all already know the story of it. A street urchin that fell in love with Princess Jasmin. Then he found a lamp that has a genie trapped in it which gave him 3 wishes. So, I was thinking, what if I was the one found the lamp and was given 3 wishes by the genie, what would those wishes be?

First Wish: I will have endless fortune.
I know it sounds materialistic, but who would never wish for that. Everyone in this world needs money, in fact, that was in the bible. In order for us to live and survive, we need money and for us to have money, we need to work for it. Even rich people works for money. Of course, if I have lots of money or fortune, I can help those unfortunate ones and I may make the world a better place to live. We had to admit that money can make a lot of changes in the world.

Second Wish: Keep me, my loved ones, and those deserving people healthy.
We know that there are people who doesn't deserved blessings such as being healthy because they used it for bad intentions so that's why I mentioned deserving people. Health is another wealth that we needed to live and survive. That's why I would wish for that.

Third Wish: Set Genie Free
Well, that's what Aladdin 3rd wish is. Why not?! That's all genie wanted and he gave me everything I wanted so I think it would be fair enough to give him what he wanted as well.

That is just something came across my mind but we all know that it would never be happen but dreams are unlimited so we should never keep ourself from dreaming what we want to dream as long as we are always aware that we are living in a real and not in our dreams.

Still tired and helpless

I woke up this morning, complaining about the pain in my throat for having a dry cough. My husband then went to the pharmacy to get me medicine. He got home and prepare breakfast. I took the medicine and before the breakfast was ready, my eyes wanted to close again. That is because my husband bought a Nighttime Cough/Cold Relief which made me drowsy after a few minutes of taking it. Right before we finish breakfast, I went ahead to take a nap because I can't help my eyes from closing. I took a nap for over 2 hours but I am still feeling tired. Uh! I hate this feeling, really helpless.


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Children's Medicine VS Adult Medicine

I am having cough and colds for three days now. But I didn't take medicine until today. I had Nyquil as cough/cold relief and it didn't taste good. I guess all of adult medicine tastes really nasty while children's medicine tastes fruity, yummy. So, why don't they make adult medicine as yummy as the kids' does?


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Oct 15, 2008

Jone's Supreme Wednesday

We have another family tradition that me and my husband started. We call it Jone's Supreme Wednesday because we are cooking Jone's Supreme every Wednesday. Jone's Supreme is one my son's favorite food that is why we started these tradition.

It is very easy to make Jone's Supreme. I actually posted the recipe on my other blog, Creations. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RECIPE


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Somebody will surprise me with a frog

I can't believe my husband! We were watching America's Funniest Home Video earlier and there was one video where someone put a bull frog in a container (I think it was her kid). Then the lady was looking for something and he found the container for the frog. My husband said that it just gave him the idea. I know what he meant coz he knows that I am afraid of frogs. So, one of these day, I would be expecting a frog as a surprise for me. Oh, I hope not...


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Been raining here

It has been raining here since yesterday which is good because we don't always get rain here. There can be rain once in a while not too often and if it has, it is more of a shower that would last for a few minutes and that's it. Yes, it's pretty bad that it is really always hot in here. The usual temperature can be just between 80º-100ºF or sometimes it can go over a 100º which can be dangerous because it's always dry around which would easily cause fire. So we are somehow thankful for the rain that has been pouring since yesterday. At least, our ground is wet now.


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Really feeling better now

Yesterday was really not a good day for me. I was sick almost the whole day. Colds, cough, and headache that seems to be killing me. Plus I was alone with my son who has all the energy I wish I had yesterday. Today was a lot better for me though. My husband is home because it is his off, so I guess that made me feel a lot better. *grin*. Anyway, time to make money again.


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Oct 14, 2008

Took a nap

I just woke up from a nap. It felt refreshing, although not as refreshing after you take a shower. I haven't taken a shower yet. Yeah, I know it sounds gross. But what I can do, I am not feeling better. I wish I'm not. I hate it when I am sick. But whether I am sick or not, nothing can stop my blogging. Only that when I am sick, my posts doesn't makes sense though. I'm sorry for this. I just need to some filler.


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Take my headache away!

My headache is killing me at this point. I know I should just be taking a nap right now. But I also know that I need to earn something today. Maybe not as much as what I usually earn but just a little something. Thank goodness there are some opps that requires 50 words only so I won't run out of fillers.

I apologize if you all the fillers today are nonsense. I just can't think of anything sensible right at this moment. I'm not feeling well and I don't want to stress myself. I'll make it to you the other way when I am better.


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Magic of Banana

My mother has a problem with low potassium in her body. She found that out when she was once admitted to the hospital because suddenly, she was not able to stand on her feet. She always complains that her legs are weary eversince she was a kid. I felt that weariness in my own legs too which I think I got from her.

The doctor told her that she needs to eat foods that are high in potassium. The most common one is Banana. Yes, banana has lots of vitamins that sometimes we just take for granted. My mother doesn't like eating the fruit. I like some kind of banana but not all. Here in the US, I observed that they only have once kind of banana which is the Cavendish and I don't like it. But I know I don't have a choice.

But there are more health benefits that we can get from banana because it consist mainly of sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and fiber, which makes them ideal for an immediate and slightly prolonged source of energy. The following are some health problems that can be cured by banana:
○Reducing Depression
○Constipation and Diarrhea
○Blood Pressure
○Morning Sickness
○Mosquito Bites

And these are the benefits you get if you always eat banana:
○Stress Relief
○Eyesight Protection
○Healthy Bones
○Stroke Risk
○Healthy Kidney

So, never should take banana for granted because it can save your life, whether you like or not but you need to like it. *grin*


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I am sick

Since last night until now, I am not feeling well. My throat has been bothering me for couple of days now and my legs has always been aching. Now, it seems that I have a fever but I am not that hot. I remember my Mom told me before that it could be a fever that is just inside your body, that is why you feel you're not okay but you're not as warm as when you have a fever. Does it makes sense?

But eventhough I am sick, I still need to do my blogging coz I don't want to miss an opp for today. I desperately need to save money for a very important reason. After I make all the posts for today, I will then go back to bed if my son would let me.


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Oct 13, 2008

Follow Blogs

Blogger just recently added a new feature which they call Blog Following. It is a way for Blogger/Blogspot users to be update with each other's blogs. If you notice on my sidebar, there is a section for Follower. The people there are those who is following my blog. If you want to follow this blog, just on the link on the sidebar that says Follow this blog. You can see be automatically updated with every post I make and see them on your Blogger Dashboard.

I like this feature because I can easily be updated with my friend's blogs by just simply following their blog. Each time I log in to my blogger account, I can see the posts that they made for the past few days.

Thanks for Blogger Team for this brilliant idea.


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I have been a Work-At-Home-MOM (WAHM) eversince we came here in the States. The main reason is I can't get a job yet because of our immigration status here but we are working now on processing that.

Being a WAHM is not my own choice, but somehow it was a blessing. A blessing because I had the chance to be with my son 24/7 which I can't have if I will be working. Well, my work at home are not really considered a job but I am earning through blogging. It shouldn't be a big deal if I don't earn but I am already used to it. I can't stand a day without earning some money. There are some times when I don't feel like making a post on my blog and my hubby would say if I don't like doing it then I don't need to do it. But there is something in me that really wants to do it.

Now, I can't stand a day without checking any opps from my resources. Though it can be sometimes exhausting to make more than 10 posts a day but I am still enjoying it.

The money that I am earning through is for my personal uses but I would be more than glad to use it in helping to pay the bills and everything. My husband doesn't like the idea though because he says that it's MY money but I would still love to use it for significant purposes.

Though being a WAHM isn't a choice, but I love it because I am earning money and be with my son always at the same time. The money may not be as much as when I have a normal job but at least there is something.


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Oct 12, 2008

Crab Nachos at Joe's Crab Shack

Yesterday, me and my husband finally had a dinner date after a few months. It ca be hard sometimes to go on a date with just the two of us because we have a son. But his parents baby sit our son last night and today so we had the chance for a dinner date again.

We went to something new, Joe's Crab Shack. He knows that I am craving for seafood because we always have seafood in the Philippines. Their specialty is crab dishes. We had Broiled Seafood Platter for main dish and Crab Nachos (image on the right) as an appetizer. It was both our first time there so we are both curious about their dishes. My hubby doesn't care that much for seafood so I guess he didn't appreciate their food. But I like their Crab Cake though it's a little spicy but it tastes good. I like the way they did the shrimp too, it was so sweet.

We really had a great time last night though it hit when we went home because I missed my son so much. I can imagine his presence around the house. But it was good to have our time alone together as couples once in a while like what we had last night.


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Oct 11, 2008

Entrecard New Rules

Entrecard has made some changes to their rules and added some new good ones. Because they are becoming more popular now, they have revised their rules ensure that quality of their service. The following are some of the changes they made and they are strict about it now:

1. Blog's must be updated within the last three (3) months
2. No full screen ads or popups
3. Blogs cannot consists of more than 50% advertisement posts, paid posts, or affiliate-linking posts
4. Entrecard widget must be present
5. No auto-playing audio -all audio must be initiated (played) by the visitor

This is good because I have seen lots of blogs that doesn't follow these rules and it is unfair to those who is faithfully following the Entrecard rules, like me.

As of the moment, Entrecard is still it's maintenance that is why if you noticed that their site is slow right now. That is due to lots of users that they have now. Whatever they're doing to improve their site, I know the Entrecard is really great.


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Limited time

I only had limited time today to use the computer. I have mentioned on my post a few days ago that our laptop is not functioning properly, it would just turn off by itself. I can't afford to buy a new computer yet because we need to use the money for more important things. So, I have just been using my sister-in-law's computer which today hadn't been functioning well too. Well, it could just be with Firefox browser because it won't open up. When I try to bring it up, it would give me an error message saying that a browser is already open but is not responding, I need to close the window or restart the system. I have encountered that same message before on her computer but I just reopen a new browser and it worked, but this time it didn't. She has IE browser but I can't using it because it moves like a turtle. So, now I am using our laptop again and working as fast as I can before it would turn off on me. So far, I already made one post for one opp. Now, I need to make 2 more opps and 2 interims, so it would be 4 post. Unfortunately, there's no opps that requires 50 words only that is available for me at this moment.


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Oct 10, 2008

Eating dinner without hubby

This is a sad dinner because me and my son are alone eating dinner tonight. Hubby is at work. I blog about it yesterday that he got a new job at Sonic as Asst. Manager and he was schedule to close the store tonight. I am very used to eat dinner with him.

I hope he will not always have this schedule because I don't like it. He goes home very late at night and I can't help myself to not worry. Though the road here is safe but still it's very late at night. Sonic Drive-In usually closes at 12:00 midnight to 1:00 am and his workplace is 30-minute drive away from our house which means that he may be home around 1:30.

It is just lonely to eat without him.


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Movie Review: BIG

Just finish watching another Tom Hanks movie and decided to write a review about it. FYI, I am a big fan of Tom Hanks. I guess, lots of you likes him too, right? But I am sure not all of you have seen the movie BIG.

Big is another beautiful Tom Hanks movie. And once again, he amazed me, as always.

It is a 1988 fantasy-drama movie that is about a boy who wished fortune-telling machine in a Carnival that "He is Big" after he was humiliated from trying to impress a teenage girl. But supposed to be, the machine should not be functioning because it was not plugged in. The next morning, he woke up as a 3-year old man which surprised his mother and won't believe him that he was really her son.

With the help of his bestfriend who believed that he was Josh after singing their song, he went to Manhattan and slept in a cheap hotel. They tried to find a job for Josh and luckily, he was accepted to work with a lowly data-entry job at the MacMillan Toy Company. One day, the owner of MacMillan Toy Company saw him and was amazed by his childlike enthusiasm and they ended up playing together a giant foot-operated electronic keyboard. After that, Josh was immediately promoted to a corporate position.

He attract Susan (Elizabeth Perkins) and soon develop romance and ended up a relationship which caused his relationship with his bestfriend fade away. He then needeed to make a choice, to stay with his life with Susan or return to his old life with his bestfriend and family. He looked for the Zoltar machine and wished the he will be back to being a child and returned to his home.


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Women I Admire Most

This is my first to join this Meme started by Mommy Mitch. But here goes..
When SAHM-One Speaks

It's not actually women, but just WOMAN, and she's gonna be MY MOTHER. I don't think I would admire any other woman aside from her and she worth it, actually, more than just an admiration. I wish I can be like her, tough, dedicated, sensitive, giving, loving, protective, and a great mother and a wife. Actually, no words can describe how great she is and there's nothing I can do to be like her because she is unique in way or another.

All the things that she did to me was the best, but if there is a word that is more than BEST, that would be how I describe her when I got pregnant. I hate to remember the most stupid thing I did but I just want to tell the whole world what my mother did to prove that she truly loves me unconditionally.

I got pregnant by a man that I didn't love, you see how stupid it is. But despite of it all, I ran home away from my parents thinking that I can live with that man without any help from my parents. The very next day, SHE found me. We were residing at Davao City that time and I went to Cagayan de Oro City with that guy. I told my Mom the truth and she brought me back home. To my surprise, she lied to my father. She didn't tell my father the truth that I was pregnant because she knows that HE may hate me forever if he found out the truth. She told my father that I got a job in CDO and I need to go back there, which I did. She doesn't like the guy but she understand that we need to be together to start a new life because I am having his kid. She did everything to support me while we are away from each other. But miracle happened, for some reason my relationship with that man didn't work out and we separated. My mother was right.

She, together with my father who doesn't have any idea about the whole truth yet left our beautiful home in Davao and started a NEW LIFE with me in CDO. But the day came where I can't hide my bulging tummy, we then told my father which hurt him big time, but he still forgave me.

Now, I am happily married with a man that God gave me and accepted my son as his own without any doubt. I then found out that during those troubled times, my Mom never fail to mention me in her prayers. She with the help of God had gave me another chance to correct the mistakes I did and here I am now.

If my mother hasn't been as supportive as what she was during those times when I needed her, I wouldn't be where I am now. Now, you understand why she is ALWAYS THE BEST for me.


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Exchange Link with my other blogs

I had a couple more blogs that you may be interested with too. One is all about money making and the other one is about my life as a mother. If you have a blog similar to those two blogs, I would be glad to exchange links with you.

Banner exchange is very much welcome. Just send me your codes in the following email addresses:
Money Maker -- admin@moneyjona.info
Starts at Two -- admin@dionsmom.com

If you want to exchange links, please visit Money Maker if you have blog that is about money making or go to Starts at Two if you have a blog that is about your life as a mother or wife. Then just leave a comment to any of the post there or your can go to Contacts section of those blogs to leave me a message.

I hope to see you there and thanks in advance! :-)


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Pinaymama's Blogversary Celebration

Joy who is most known as Pinaymama in the Blogosphere is now celebrating her 1-year Blogversary. And as part of her celebration, she is giving away lots of goodies: cash, EC credits, advetisements, and a lot more. Be part of her celebration by visiting her blog that's celebrating it's anniversary now and check out the mechanics then win those mentioned goodies. This is fun!


Joy's other blogs:
Pinaymama's Diary
A Mother's Journal
Simple Life, Simply Me
Life Expressions
Asawa's Love Book
Pinay in States

Thanks to the following who had become part of this big event:
Beauty of Life | Praning's Shoutout| Starts at Two | The Money Maker | A mother of yesterday, today & tomorrow| San Diego w/ Love | Beauty is in the eye of the beholder | Tips & Experiences | Biz-N-Honey | Mommy Earns Money Online | Pinay Mommy Online | Micsart | Twinkletoe Writing Space | Everything Has A Reason | Life's All About


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