Oct 4, 2009

Live chat for your website

Do you wanna have your own live chat software where you have control of everything that is going on the live chat? Easy, just go to the link and get a 30-day FREE trial. You will have a premier, pro, or basic options, depending on your needs.

Normally, companies who maintains their website and needs to provide instant support to their clients uses live chat. They said, 73% of their customers feel that the presence of live chat on their websites provides them a competitive advantage in their markets. Take this advantage now!

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Mesothelioma Help

Are you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, a chemical that is use to make rubber materials? If so, you might want to know about mesothelioma, a type of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. For more information, go to mesotheliomahelp.net and know more about the dreadful disease. You can also check other people's profile who have been diagnosed with the disease and learn about their experience. So, go ahead and seek help.

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He will have his own

My son is now three, so we finally decided to buy him a big (twin) bed since he is a big boy now. He is currently using his old bed though which is still big enough for him, but since we are planning to have him sleep in his own bedroom, we wanted to get him a new bed.

I saw a lot of nice bed frames that my son will probably like. After getting the frame, we will get a mattress that he will like, meaning soft and bouncy enough for a 3-year-old.

I'm sure he is excited and I'm excited too.

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Copper sink

Are you planning to replace your old kitchen sink? Try copper kitchen sinks. Asking why I'm recommending it? Because copper has a greater advantage that regular kitchen sinks. Bacteria and germs only live in copper sinks for 2 hours compared to regular where germs will live in for days. For me, copper sinks looks elegant and can easily match any color you wanted in your kitchen. Though copper sinks is most commonly in a country themed kitchens, it still looks good in any modern kitchens.

If you wanna see a large selection of copper sinks, just click on the link.

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Sunny Orlando in Fall

It's getting cold now. We can really tell that it's already Fall season coz the temperature is going down to high 80s compared when it is summer, it won't even go low to 80s. Good thing though I'm in Texas coz it doesn't get really cold in here, just starting to be chilly and I'm loving it.

It should be cold in most part of the US now, but it's not yet too late to have orlando vacations. I'm sure it's still sunny in Orlando and a perfect place to escape from 30s temperature, right? Just click on the link and plan your vacation.

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Oct 3, 2009

Insurance for Key Employee

When searching for a job, one of the most important factor that we should look for is the insurance benefits you can get from a company. Lots of companies, unfortunately, doesn't offer good insurance benefits nowadays but there are still the good ones that offers them. Some small-to-medium size companies even has key man life insurance, a life insurance policy used to protect a business from the death of a key employee. So it's not just the employees are insured but also the business itself. Usually, if there is a loss of a key employee, the company won't survive, that is why key man insurance is important.

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Sep 27, 2009

Deep thought before bed -- I'll see you, TOMORROW

I should've been already sleep by now but I don't feel like doing so. Tomorrow is my first day of work for a new job. Actually, it's just a training, but a paid one too. Tomorrow will be the start of another big change in my life. After a year and almost 5 months of not having a full time, I'm gonna start one tomorrow. It will be hard, but I know that it'd only be in the beginning and soon, I'm gonna get used to it again. Tomorrow, my son's life will change coz he's gonna start attending school at a young age of 3. Tomorrow will be my first time being separated from my son for the whole day and it'd one of the hardest thing, above all.

Getting this full time was a very big decision that I did on my own but with my husband's full support and guidance from God, so I know I did the right thing. But a part of me is worried, especially about my son. I know, in my mind and in my heart, that he's gonna be alright. He's gonna have fun and learn a lot of things in school, but I know that we'll gonna be missing each other so much, I don't think I can bear it. But I need to work which is the best for his future. And him in school is what's good for him too, so that he can develop his interrelationship with other people and being independent.

Ever since I got the job offer, I have been always thinking about this. God knows how happy I am with the new blessing that He gave to us. A job that I like with everything that I needed. But things aren't always perfect. Though I got what I wanted, this time is a huge obstacle for me between my son and my family. I guess I'll just to pass through this obstacle just like what I did with all the other ones that I've been through to prove that I deserve all of this blessing. I know, life should be always like this. But I'm only human and I'm not strong. I have God with me and that's all I can depend on. He had never left me and I'm sure that He never will.


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Sep 23, 2009

Bus riding around downtown Austin

This coming Monday would be my first day of work in downtown Austin. I'm so excited and worried coz I don't drive yet so I'd gonna end up drive with my mother-in-law home or take a bus if she's gonna be out of town.

I have been here in Austin, TX for a little over a year but we've never been around the downtown area that often coz we don't wanna fight traffic. So I asked my husband if we can go around downtown just to see where do I need to go to take a bus and what bus do I need to take since there are lots of routes around Austin.

We started in the nearest bus stop/park and ride to our house which is around 5 miles away from us. We took a route that will pass by where I'm working at and that wasn't a short one. It took us about 45 minutes to get where we're planning to go. So I decided that once I'd be able to get my license, I'd rather drive to work and fight the traffic than suffer being dizzy with all the stops with a bus.

We then took a short trip (about 5 minute) from my workplace to my mother-in-law's office. That was short, so I can deal with it everyday, but not the long trips with million stops (ugh!).

That was such an experience and we learned a lot of things--the routes, stops, people we'll be riding with, etc. And I was glad that I was able to somehow to around downtown a little before my first day of work day. Of course, I'm excited to go to work. I remember myself when I first got here in Austin and saw the tall buildings, I said that I wish I'd be able to work in one of those tall buildings, and starting this Monday, I will be. Thank God for never unfailing support.

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Sep 19, 2009

Is he a legitimate child?

When I was still in my process of getting a US visa, I've encountered a lot of people who are also undergoing undergoing the same process as mine. There's one certain person who also had a son like me, but his son is his US citizen fiance's son. I remembered her specifically coz she was worried about her son may needing to undergo DNA testing to prove that he's a legitimate son of her fiance. But I don't think they did it. Well, if I were to say, the child looks so much her fiance so there shouldn't a doubt that it's his.

In my case, my son's not my husband's legitimate child so I was never worried about it. Also, his biological was out of the picture coz I never had his name on my son's birth certificate.

If you went to a DNA testing process when you applied for your US visa, please let me know so that I would be able to help anyone who would come to me and ask me about this concern. Thanks and have a great day!

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Sep 18, 2009

Yay! Got new Yahoo! Mail now (TOO!)

I got so jealous when I saw my husband's Yahoo! Mail that has a new look. It has a box where you can type your update/status just like Facebook. Then you can put applications on the right side and get updates from friends on your contact list as well (See image below). It looks like a social networking page (specifically, Facebook). It is so cool!

I don't if I'm the only one who's left behind or what! But I wonder why my Yahoo! Mail doesn't have those cool new features? It's me who can make use of those features and my husband doesn't really use them at all. Arrrggghhh!

So, earlier today, I finally had the chance (and patience) to figure out how to do it. And, of course, I'm gonna share it with you. It's actually not that hard, but trying to figure it out is hard.

Anyway, all you need to do is switch it to Yahoo! Mail Classic. You should see those features there. Then, on the right hand side of the Classic screen, click on Try New Yahoo! Mail (or something like that) link. You should see the new features on your new Yahoo! Mail. If it doesn't work, you may need to change your account's Country/Language by clicking to My Account link on the top of Yahoo! Page.

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Sep 15, 2009

Weight loss supplements comparison site

So have you found the weight loss supplements that's right for you? I haven't but I'm still searching. Today I found another site, weightlosssupplement-s.com, that has reviews and comparison of every single weight loss products in the market right now. They're providing honest reviews about the product based on certain categories such as the value, ingredients, effectiveness and all other aspects pertaining to weight loss products to help the consumer get what they are looking for.

So if you're still on your search for your weight loss supplement, you may want to visit their site. Good luck!

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Sep 14, 2009

Hate losing my files

..who doesn't?

I'm trying to be as organized as I can be. Though I'm not really an organized kind of person, but I think I have improved myself on having everything organized. I started doing that when I got married and realized how much important files we have, and finding them in an unorganized shelf is like finding a needle in a haystack (or maybe not that hard..YET). So, one day, I did try to sort all the files and put the same ones together so it's easier for us to find them.

Same thing goes with computer files. If you only have a few files, it may not that hard to find anything, but if you're like me who has a lot of things saved in the computer, well, it would crazy. I have like thousands of pictures (edited and not), songs, documents, etc. saved in my hard drive. And you can only imagine if I need to restore my computer if it will crash and I don't have the files backed up. Well, thanks to the people who invented online backup programs, I don't have that big of a problem backing up my files.

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Sep 13, 2009

Cell numbers go public

We just got home from my in-law's house and I got something for y'all.

My mother-in-law just happen to read it from Rocksprings, TX newspaper and she decided to cut it off and made a copy for each of us so that we know. Anyway, I scanned the clipping so that I can share it with you too.

So if you're living in the US, you better do this if you don't want telemarketers to call you. We already did this and it only took me 3 minutes. My mother-in-law already marked her calendar so that in 5 years when we need to call again, we'll know.

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Sep 12, 2009

Kinda new blog

I got couple of new things today. First, I'm back to blogging again. I know, I know, I said that before too but I never did. I actually did but not for long. Now I'll try to stick to it for one reason, I just realized what should I already have if I never did stop blogging. I realized that yesterday when I was browsing on other blogs and saw the money making resources now and how much they've been earning from it. So, yes I wanna earn money online again.

Then second new thing, I got a kinda new blog. It's not really new it's the same old Money-making blog I have, only that it has a new name and domain. The www.moneyjona.info is now www.KAYOD.info. It's the same topic but I'll try to focus more on online money making resources. So, yes I'm in search of sites where we can all earn money again. Wish me luck!

Please do visit my new site and if you have some ideas that you'd like to share, don't hesitate to leave me a comment. Thanks and have a good one!

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Sep 7, 2009

Still searching?

So, I'm still in my quest of finding the right weight loss products, idea, exercise, etc. Then, just today, I found Solo Slim, a diet pill that will make you feel less hungry once you take it 30 minutes before your meal. So, it will make you eat less.

That sounds a good idea but I'm not saying that it should be good to you too. Like what I'm always saying here, we all have different body, so, a product may be good to me but not to you and vice versa. So I always suggest that you do your own research and see for yourself which one really suits your need. All I'm doing here is sharing with you the products and ideas and I found.

I hope it's clear. Good luck to your weight loss product search! ;-)

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Sep 4, 2009

Going there

So, I was just done reading Cosmopolitan magazine. I was trying to catch up I'm 3 months behind. I just got done reading the September and August issue, and will be ready for the July issue after blogging.

Anyway, I'd like to share with you the interesting article I've read. Since I mentioned losing weight on my previous post, here is something related to it. The article is titled "The 10 Weight-Loss Tips Ever". Cosmo shared the 10 things that would easily help us lose weight without dieting whatsoever and just simply sticking to a habit. The 10 things are:
♥TURN OFF THE TV while eating
♥REACH FOR YOUR CELL to redirect your brain from the urge of devouring junk

There, you got it! But if you're as hopeless as me, one easy thing we can do, enroll to a weight loss program. :-D

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Not fair!

This is so not fair! Or, is it? I have a different way of losing weight now. According to my source, it is effective. It's just sticking to low-calorie food. So, yes, that's what I'm doing now. But what makes it unfair is I have all the low-calorie stuff in our fridge and shelves now, doing kickboxing almost three times a week, and all the other stuff but everything seems to be worthless when a single pint of ice cream gets in. Arrgghhh!

So, I guess, I should seek help from weight loss pills now. What do you think? I think I'm hopeless. LOL. Actually, I'm not kidding. I don't think, I'd really be able to lose weight coz of all the sweet temptations around, especially when a 3-year old wants and needs them.

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Aug 26, 2009

Troubleshooting days

I went to Best Buy earlier to look for a wireless router though I didn't look hard coz I already know what router I wanted. Of course, I got a Linksys router. Why? Because I used to work as a Linksys technician before and I know how to troubleshoot the thing.

It made me reminisced the time when I worked as a Product Support Representative. Sitting at my station with my Plantronics headset with serial number XS8067 (yes, I still remember coz if we lose it, it'll be worth our annual salary..or maybe not that much), Avaya phone, and computer on my desk. Our job was simply sitting around, listen to the beep before my opening spiel, "Hi, thank you for calling Linksys! This is Jona. How may I help you?", listen to the customers while (most of them) complain about their Linksys product's initial setup without even plugging the product in and running the CD yet, and we do the same thing over and over again. Of course, there are some challenging part such as irate customers, maintaining KPI, and dealing with nonsense. The most rewarding part of it is when the customer would ask to speak to a supervisor to let them know how much I helped them and all the recommendations, praises, etc.

Oh, I loved the job. I really did until I realized that I wasn't going anywhere with it. I don't blame anyone but myself coz I didn't do good enough. I wasn't performing bad either, in fact, it was my performance who was holding me stay on the job or else, they'd already kicked me out a long time ago due to my tardiness and absences. Oh yeah, I was such a lazy ass! But, no, they never kicked me out. I resigned from it.

Now you know why I got Linksys! I only have limited knowledge about the other products so I can't say that they don't work good. But working with Linksys and knowing how much people used it and satisfied with it, I never wanted to look to anything else. Yeah, I'm bias, I know. :-D

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Aug 18, 2009

Call Center

A call center agent is someone who caters calls from any part of the world regardless of what place they are based. Nowadays, call centers had been increasing in the Philippines due to the most known fact that Philippines is less than most money in the world which means that the call center investors can save regarding salary wise for the call center employees. Though there are lots of call centers outside the Philippines but I have only observed what is within our country and it was obvious how the call center starts to get most job-seekers attentions and that made call center business become popular in our country.

As once a call center agent, I can say that being one was never easy in the sense that you need to deal with clients that comes all around the world which some, or maybe most are irates. One thing that's hard about a call center agent is having a multi-tasking job. Being alert is good but the pressure is not. Like most of the other jobs, they are settings targets to be achieved and help the company grow, but in a call center, nothing is consistent. The targets, the pacing, the workers, the standards and anything the like keeps changing and each time it changed, we need to adjust for our jobs to achieved the changes being made.

My Chocolate Cake

At last I was able to bake a cake. I don't really cook but I love to cook and I am glad that now I always have the chance to cook. I am always telling Andy that I am willing to learn how to cook coz I really love cooking, it's just that I didn't have the chance to do so while being with my parents coz they always do the job.

Anyway, this could not be the very best-tasting cake and it was very easy to make, you only have to follow the instructions. Thanks to Pillsbury cake mix and frosting. All the other ingredients I used is on the Pillsbury box. With the Devil's Cake that I made, I added eggs, 1 tablespoon cooking oil and 2 cups of water. Blend all the ingredients until softened. Grease the pan and put in the oven that was preheated to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Bake it for 30-35 minutes.

Then we ate it with ice cream (see photos above). For me, it taste much better if it's cooled down in the fridge before serving. Glad to have 4396841 (a Whirlpool refrigerator) to keep the food fresh and of course, my chocolate to taste better.

Burn Baby Burn (LOL)

This is not as funny as how the title looks like, it hurts. Finally, after 2 weeks living here, I had my first burn. I got it accidentally from the side of the oven while I was heating up Enchiladasfor our dinner. Surely it hurts and feels like burning for a few hours. They (Andy, my fiance, and Yvonne, his sister) keeps reminding me that always get apot holder to hold the pot or the pan coz it's hot but they never reminded me that the side of the oven is hot too (hehe), but no I am not blaming it to them. Now, it's not hurting anymore and I hope that it would not leave mark on my arm.

Speaking of which, I'm glad I'm receiving Medicare supplement so that in case worst thing may happen, I'm covered. Good thing I only have a small burn.

Aug 16, 2009

My Vanity Section

Earlier, after I got home from my parents-in-law's house, I decided to clean my own sink coz I got a new set of Bath and Body Works signature collection [Enchanted Orchid] set from them and I realized that I don't have a place to put it. I still got a lot of collection set that I got from them and friends as gift. I just wanna show with you the stuff in my sink.

I, actually, already cleaned it up and threw the things that I don't really care for. There used to be a lot there. Five kinds of shower gel, bubble bath, lotion, body butter, lotion, etc. Now that I got a new collection, I don't think I would be able to use the old ones. But it's nice to have a little bit of choices from here and there which what I got right now.

By the way, the new ones I got from my in-laws are the purple ones you see in the picture. They chose it coz it's purple and they know that I love the color. The scent smells so good though. Floral scent, just the way I like it.

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Aug 15, 2009

Importing Mails to Window Mail

I'm so glad that I can access my email accounts in just one click now, by using Windows Mail a.k.a. Outlook for XP and older Windows operating systems. Yes, I have more than one email account, eight, to be exact. Why? For many reasons and I'm not gonna list them all here coz this post isn't about that. But one main reason is security since I'm doing alot of online stuff such as blogging, online jobs, business, etc.

Anyway, just in case you're like me who has a lot of email accounts and wants to access them all in just once click, I'm gonna share with you how I added my accounts in Windows Mail. I, actually, didn't add all of my accounts. Just two of them, Yahoo! and Gmail.

○ Yahoo!
You may have already heard about it, that only those who has Yahoo Mail Plus subscription can import their Yahoo! account to Windows Mail. That's not exactly true. I don't have Mail Plus subscription. Here's what I did:

1. Download YPOPs--an application which emulates a POP3/SMTP mail server and provides free POP3 and SMTP access to Yahoo! Mail.. Go to this link and select the latest version for Windows. Save file and run.
2. Open Windows Mail. Click Tools, then Accounts from the menu bar.
3. Click Add, highlight Email Account, then click Next.
4. Type your name. Click Next.
5. Enter your Yahoo! Mail address [with @yahoo.com]. Click Next.
6. Select POP3 as Incoming e-mail server type. Put under Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server. Put under Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name. Click Next.
7. Type your Yahoo! Mail username [without @yahoo.com] and password. Leave everything else to default. Click Next, Finish, then Close.
8. On your Windows Mail window, click Send/Receive. Wait for your mails to load and you're set!

○ Gmail
Unlike Yahoo!, Gmail is easier to setup because it is supported by its server. All you need to do is login to your Gmail. Click on Settings, then Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. Enable POP then save settings. Then click on Configuration Instructions. Just follow the instructions and you will be set with your Gmail.

For all your other email accounts, just check their settings and see if they have an option for forwarding/importing your emails to Windows Email. If they don't, search it on Google. That's what I did! :-P

Now, I have less hassle checking my accounts. I just had my Yahoo! and Gmail accounts important coz they are the ones that I checked almost everyday, plus all my other emails are setup to be automatically forwarded to my Yahoo! so I can still check the emails coming in without opening my accounts. So, just one click to Windows Mail from my desktop, and I would be able to see all the emails I received.

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Aug 6, 2009

Walkmans to MP3s to iPods

Finally I am able to use the iPod shuffle that my mother-in-law gave to me last December. She knew that I like listening to music, that's why she gave me an iPod.

It took me awhile to use it coz our old computer is, uhmmm.. OLD and I can't download iTunes on it unless I upgrade its operating system to XP Service Pack 2 or higher. It only has Windows XP Home Edition, so I need to have it upgraded to Service Pack 1 then 2. It is such a hassle, I know, so I didn't do it coz I knew that we'll gonna get a new computer anyway. So now that we finally got a new one, I had the iTunes and downloaded my favorite songs in my shuffle. Yay!

Then I just happen to think about how portable media players evolved. I still remember having a walkman before, then came the MP3 players, and now the ipods. Technology! It just keeps getting better which is really good. Now I'm wondering what could be next after iPods. I can't wait!

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I don't think you know this ;-)

I was doing a general cleaning last Monday [and still doing it coz I'm way far from being done] coz my sister-in-law just moved out and got her own apartment. It was time for me to put out all the wedding and bridal shower gifts that we got but never had the space until now. Anyway, this post is not about that. While I was cleaning and sorting everything, I found alot of interesting stuff that I never saw until last Monday. And I'm gonna share with you one that I'm sure will be interesting for you too.

I saw a couple pages of printed e-mail with the Subject Scrabble dated May 21, 2007.

Someone out there either has too much spare time or is deadly at Scrabble (wait till you see the last one)!

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..and for the Grand Finale:

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Yep! Someone with waaaaaaaaaaay to much time on their hands!

It surely gave me a good laugh, I hope it did the same to you too. Have a good one! ;-)

Beauty of Life

Aug 4, 2009

Most sellable computer today

It's very impressive how some companies are still booming despite of the economic recession. Most of these companies are the computer manufacturers. Because of how expensive everything is nowadays, of course, that includes computers, people are taking a step back on buying things that are not part of their basic needs. But due to the Internet trend, computer is considered as necessity. Like for me, I use the computer and Internet to keep in touch with my parents and old friends. Yeah, I can use my phone but that's so impractical coz long distance call rate is not cheap. I'm also earning a little bit of money online. So it would only make sense for me to have a computer and Internet connection all the time.

Anyway, so how computer manufacturers are booming despite of how tight money is for most people now? They created netbooks. It is a tiny laptop computer designed specially for Internet connection. It has a fairly decent price for a laptop and works as great. Asus was the one who first made and released it in public around 2007, the HP, Acer, Dell, and all other computer manufacturers followed.

So, if you wanna have a computer but tight on budget, consider the Netbook coz it should be worth buying.

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Jul 25, 2009

Summer means outdoors

Summer means outdoors. That's what I love so much about summer. I can stay outside more often [as long as I have sunblock on] than with other season. And outdoors also means more activities outdoor, thus, using outdoor furniture is perfect.

Speaking of furniture, I was browsing online when I saw this simple but lovely commercial furniture from commercialoutdoorpatiofurniture.com [see photo below]

Equinox Teak Sofa Loveseat

It is really a perfect sofa to be placed in your patio so that you can relaxed while cooking meat in the grill and the kids playing with their sandpit or mini pool. Family bonding, that is.

Have a fun summer everyone!

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2 motorcycle accidents in 1 one day

When I opened my Yahoo! Mail today, I browsed through the latest news. It's been awhile since I go through those, so it took me awhile reading news that interests me. Then I saw a news dated June 25, '09 with the headline A Couple of Motorcycle Accidents in California Caused by Negligent Cagers.

The first one was caused by reckless driving. A woman driver of a 2004 BMW travelled with 100mph speed struck a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R750 motorcycle that threw the driver to the pavement, where he hit his head. He was taken to the hospital right away and was reported with stable condition while the BMW driver turned herself in according to the California Highway Patrol.

While the second one was way worse than the first one. The motorcycle driver was dead on the spot after being thrown from his motorcycle to the front side of a unidentified pick-up while stopped on a red light and a Silver 2005 Silver Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport SUV driven by 31-year-old woman running on 3-digit speed lost her control with the vehicle when she made a right turn.

I felt so sorry to the victim of reckless driving which are all happening everywhere no matter how strict the road patrols are, people still get out of their way on the road. We just all wish that things like this are not happening, if only drivers are careful with their driving. Also, Pleasanton motorcycle accident attorney are more than willing to help out with cases like this. But still, it's always better to be careful than be sorry.

Beauty of Life

Jul 22, 2009

Got a new phone but I'm not happy

I'm not happy not because I don't like my phone [Heck, I love it! I got Samsung Eternity!] but because I know that I don't deserve it.

My old phone [Samsung SGH-A737] was still working except that it keeps saying that the memory is full, thus, I can't browse through the Internet, check my Email, and send pictures/videos to Facebook & Youtube with it. We paid unlimited MediaNet for me to be able to do all those stuff coz I'm such a Net freak. I've been having that problem about couple of months ago but I was able to resolve it by deleting every single thing I can delete from my phone memory [ie Calendar reminders, ringtones, games, etc.] but I can't delete all the ones that came with the phone which consumed 90% of the memory. When I first got the phone and didn't have the external memory [microSD] yet, I was able to save a lot of pictures, reminders on my calendar, download music, and alot of stuff without having any problem. So I don't understand why after all the deletion of all the files that I made, it still saying that it doesn't have enough memory.

So earlier this morning, we went to the nearest AT&T store we have and found out that my phone got a water damage [damn!]. I'm not eligible for phone upgrade coz I just had that August of last year [a birthday gift for me from hubby]. Good thing though that hubby's phone is eligible for upgrade so we used his line to upgrade my phone and got a big discount, otherwise we could've paid the full amount and for sure I won't have the phone that I like.

Hubby, as usual, let me choose what I want and I have the Samsung Eternity. Sure is the phone is very pretty but I really don't deserve it. I felt so bad for not taking care of my old phone. And money is not easy nowadays [sigh..]. But still hubby never hesitated to buy me a new one and something that I want, and didn't got mad at me :-D.

Thank God for giving me such wonderful, loving, understanding, and giving husband!
Beauty of Life

Jul 21, 2009

I didn't lose weight but I got shaped

"I didn't lose weight but I got shaped"...at least that's what I thought and my husband told me so too.

I still can't believe how much I'm weighing right now. Even my old friends can't believe it as well. I'm used to be one the slimmest person in my circle of friends, but now, I'm the biggest. How sad is that?!

Actually, I am satisfied with my body right now except for my big belly. That wasn't a surprise though coz I already gave birth which stretched my belly. But I'm working on losing some weight now coz I don't wanna go overweight and risk myself of getting illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure coz those are the kind of illnesses that runs in our family. So I know that just one mistake, I may get those illnesses too.

Now, I'm working out whenever I have the time and if I don't, I'll find some time. I bought TAE-BO Get Ripped 2 [6 tapes] by Billy Blanks and do my TaeBo workout at least twice a week. For those days that I can't workout, I'll go swimming and have couple of rounds of freestyle. I also do about 3 sets of sit-ups almost everyday to tone down my belly. Of course, I'm watching my diet as well. Instead of 2-3 cans of soda a day, I only have it once week, sometimes none. I also have wheat bread instead of white bread. And before I used to eat greasy food such as burger and mozzarella sticks every single day, but now, NEVER.

So, those are the things that I'm doing to try to lose weight, be healthy, and get a shape. Also, I keep myself motivated for doing those things and I have to motivate me are my old clothes which are my favorite. Those clothes barely fit me anymore but I can't afford to lose them by giving them away or throwing them. So for me to wear them again, I need to lose some weight and have the body that I have when I used to wear those clothes, otherwise, buh-bye to them.

Anyway, there are some diet pills that can help lose weight faster. I've heard about ephedrine which is very effective. I know it was Nuphedra supplement that contains ephedra but when I searched it online, they are still in the process of reformulating their product. So I'll just wait for their new product coz I'm sure it'd be more effective.

So, to those who are trying to lose weight some me, stay tuned coz I'll be sharing more ideas on how to effectively lose weight.

Beauty of Life

I owe everything to God

This is another late post. I know I should've been posting this last week but I just never had a chance. Why? You will know later, so read on.

I am so thankful to our Lord above for all the blessings that I got from Him --everyday blessings and those blessings that I consider miracle for they don't always come in normal basis. I am talking about the things that I had been always asking from him --a job and our Greencard!

From the time I got a hold of my employment authorization card, I have looked for a job. I guess I submitted applications online and walk-in to more or less 50 companies. Yes, that's how hard I looked for one. It was hard for someone like me who never had experience working here [US] and being fresh from the boat. I even lose hope at some point but my husband has always been there to support and enlighten me [Thanx Hon! *wink*]. Finally, a company accepted me! T'was last week when I started my training and even the job itself before I even got done with my training. Today was my 2nd day of work and so far, I'm enjoying it! It's a pretty challenging job but I guess it is just a matter of getting used to it.

Last March 09, we applied for our [me and my son] adjustment of status. After the long wait [4 months] and a request for additional evidence [RFE], we finally got our Greencard! Which means that we're no longer out of status and we're free to travel in and out of the country when we want to. We no longer feel staying here illegally [though we never were]. It was such a relief! But we'll gonna see USCIS about 21 months from now for the removal of condition [permanent residency status]. And for now, we're just enjoying the moment without stress from USCIS.

I would also like to mention that yesterday was Our 1st Wedding Anniversary which is another blessing that we got. I know we're not married that long yet but we [me and hubby] are still glad coz we're able to get through the 1st-year-stage of our married life and just learned how much we love each other, now stronger and better than before.

So, for all those blessings we got, we owe them all to God coz they all came from Him. THANK YOU!

Beauty of Life

Jul 10, 2009

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Beauty of Life

Jun 28, 2009


Let the music take your mind, ooh
Just release & you will find
You're gonna fly away
Glad you're goin' my way
I love it when we're cruisin' together
The music is played for love,
Cruisin' is made for love
I love it when we're cruisin' together

Do you recognize the words?

That's part of the lyrics of the song Cruisin' by Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis. I am listening to the song right now as I remember that I wanted to go to a cruise with my husband one of these days. I have never been in a cruise before, but would really try it when we can afford to do so. But that wouldn't probably happen until we would be done with all of these immigration processing coz we wouldn't want any problems when we go out of the country.

Anyway, I really love this song. Actually, I'm singing right now while I'm making this post. :-D

Beauty of Life

Black tie

I know you already know what a tuxedo is, but do you know what event it is use for and what dress code it belongs to? I'm sure not all of you know that. So, let me share you this.

Way back in the Philippines, we thought tuxedos are worn during formal events, but I found out that we're wrong from wikipedia website. It is use for semi-formal evening events or to many types of social functions. It is the dress code called black tie where tuxedo belongs to. It is commonly worn by a man but I saw some woman who wears it too, for some reason. In British, it is called dinner jacket, while in France, it's called smoking. It is usually black but can also be seen in midnight blue. The term tuxedo originated in North America, and that is where it's most used.

Well, that is just a little information that I saw and thought that might be interesting for y'all. It came interesting to me though.

Beauty of Life

Colon cleanse

Talking about looking younger on my previous post, let's talk about being healthy in here. I am just being so health-conscious and worried about my physical appearance, that I just happened to think about these things.

We already know that the easier way to become healthy is to eat healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and meats. Also, getting plenty of exercise is good. But I'm not gonna discuss that here coz I have a lot to say about it and I would probably just bore you. Anyway, aside from eating healthy foods and exercising, there are many ways to stay healthy, feel healthy, and live healthy. One of those is colon cleanse.

You may have already heard about colon cleanse, but just in case you haven't, let me give you a general idea. The colon is the last portion of the digestive system in most vertebrates; it extracts water and salt from solid wastes before they are eliminated from the body. Colon cleansing, also known as colon therapy, is a way to remove fecal waste and unidentified toxins from the colon and intestinal tract. So, cleansing your colon should help you have cleaner body, thus, makes you healthier.

Most colon cleansing products comes in kit. How they are used, I don't know yet coz I haven't tried it. But if you wanna learn more about these products such as Colonix, visit sybervision.com and read about the honest reviews about any individual products that you may want to have knowledge about.

As for me, yes, I'd probably give this colon cleanse a try. But I need to know more about any products before I'd try them. And I suggest that you do the same coz we wanna be healthy and not be sick, right?

Beauty of Life

Human Growth Hormones

I will be 25 years old this coming August and yes I feel like I'm getting old. Well, nobody told me that I look older than my age yet and I hope no one would. I don't feel like it either so I'm really not sure. But like most women, I always fear to look old. That is why I am doing my best right now to take care of my skin and doing all the things that would help my skin to stay young-looking.

Earlier today, I was browsing online when I came upon something about HGH. HGH stands for Human Growth Hormones that is commonly used to keep the skin healthy, helps strengthen the muscles, maintains youthful looking skin, and all other things that preserves youthfulness.

In one of the websites that I found, besthghsupplements.net, they featured Today's Top 5 HGH Supplements which are Secratatropin HGH, Lifessence HGH+, UltraMax HGH, GHR 15, and Somatosome HGH Spray. Those supplements have different functions but they sure do have HGH.

I, honestly, don't have much knowledge about it but the website can provide you any answers to whatever questions you have about their product. So, if you are interested, go ahead and fuel their curiosity.

Beauty of Life

Technology updates

It is so amazing how technology has become one of the biggest part of most people's life. It has been most commonly used in the communication by the means of computer, internet, cellphone, etc. In fact, without it, I don't know how would I ever meet my husband or if we'd ever meet. Thanks to the endless software development that provides unending updates of the technology. They are like the soul of the technology, without them, technology would not grow like how it is now.

But despite of the good things it has done in our lives, other people are using them in the wrong way. Taking advantage of it's power and using it to steal money and the worst, identity. I may don't know the workarounds in technology but I hope that someone is doing the best solution to stop the bad things happening around by the use of technology.

Beauty of Life


It has been over a month since I got my employment authorization card yet I'm still jobless. I have been waiting patiently for my EAC and thinking that I could get a job right away after I had it, but no, it was so far from what I have been hoping to happen. Maybe I just underestimated the economic recession here in the US. Truly, it isn't easy to find a job here especially for someone like who is very new to this country. I may have job experiences in the Philippines but I doubt that they would consider it for credentials.

So, all this things had been bothering me so much that I couldn't get enough sleep anymore. Maybe getting a sleep number bed can help me get some good sleep, at least. Sigh! It's just frustrating but I am not hopeless yet. Hubby is reassuring me that I would be getting my first job here soon. It is just a matter of getting my feet wet. I just hope that it would really really son coz I can't wait to see what my job would be.

Beauty of Life

Jun 25, 2009

Your selection of NFL games

Guys and football games, they really come hand in hand. Which is as good as girls and drama TV series. But with me and my husband, whatever we wanted to do in our leisure time, we just support each other so I would also watch football once in a while though I'm not really that crazy about it. Lucky him we don't have TFC where I can watch my telenovelas!

Hubby works almost everyday but since he loves football so much, I always make sure that he watched his game. Most especially of his favorite team, Pittsburgh Steelers. Luckily, we got nfl sunday ticket from DIRECTV which lets my husband watch all his games every Sunday. It works for him and it works for me.

If you love watching football or anyone you know loves it, you can refer him to DIRECTV and check the nfl sunday ticket price. Anyone can get their own subscription as long as they already have DIRECTV. NFL Sunday Ticket is exclusive to DIRECTV only so you better get your own satellite connection before you check out nfl sunday ticket schedule. Otherwise, you would not have the chance to watch all your favorite games every Sunday.

Beauty of Life

Jun 23, 2009

Poker is in

I don't play poker but I know a few people who does. One of them is, of course, my father-in-law. Well, I'm not too sure if he plays it but I'm 100% positive that he likes it coz everytime we come over to their house, the TV is always tuned in to poker. My husband said that Grandpa (my father-in-law) is learning techniques on how to play poker better.

One day I was browsing online and saw a poker website that offers Full Tilt Bonus and first thing that came across my mind was Grandpa. If he enjoys poker on TV, I'm sure he'll enjoy poker online too. So I thought about referring him to flopturnriver.com where the Full Tilt Poker Referral Code is.

How about you? Do you enjoy poker as well? If so, stop by the website I mentioned to get your own Full Tilt Poker Referral Code. Good luck and hope you'll have fun playing poker with your tilt bonus!

Beauty of Life

Jun 16, 2009

Money from gold coins

You must have already seen the commercials about earning money through your old gold jewelries. Yes, you really can earn a pretty decent money with all your old gold items. Gold is one of the best investment you can have coz it's value increases as time passed unlike other form of metals. In fact, there are lots of people who would buy gold and sell it in the future. While some who already have gold coins in their pockets, saves it coz in case they needed money, they can easily sell it. So it can be a big help too.

But to those who are really into gold business, they would buy buy gold bullion which is considered as precious metal due to its high demand and market value. Others would also buy gold coins coz same as the bullion they also have a good market value. Then they would sell them for a higher prize in the near future coz gold value increases each year. That is why investing into gold is really a good idea.

So if you want to be into this investment and business, start getting your gold coins, then check out goldcoinsgain.com for you to get more idea on how gold can possibly make you rich. They you could be one of those people who are earning millions out from gold business.

Beauty of Life

Jun 12, 2009

Reliable Telemarketing Lists

One of the most reason of business success today is the use of telemarketing in so many ways. Of course, we all know that call centers started a few years ago and has been one of the company's secret to success, especially those that requires enormous attention to customer's. However, telemarketing through mails may not be a secret to most businesses now.

With the use of telemarket mailings, businesses can reach out to people who may or may not be interested but the key point is how the word about them was spread. But in order to be successful with this telemarketing technique, one should use a reliable mailing lists. Example of that is the "The List Company" that provides highly targeted data and is guaranteed in writing, which is what anyone needed for a source of mailing lists.

So, if your company or business is one that requires telemarketing technique, try the telemarketing lists and it could be just what is needed for your business' success.

Beauty of Life

First 'Tae Bo' Day

I'm sure you've heard Tae-Bo. It's no new to those who wants to start physically fit, like me (at least now, finally!). But if you don't know what I'm talking about, Tae Bo is an aerobic exercise routine or cardio-boxing exercise which name was derived from Tae Kwon Do and Boxing. You can stay fit and learn self-defense at the same time with this exercise, that's why I like it and started doing it again. I said again cos I used to do it before but stopped due to my work schedule. Now that my weight is getting out of control, I know I need to do it again cos I'd like to stay in shape and be confident with myself again.

If you want to lose weight or just stay in shape or both, Tae Bo would be very helpful to you. But if time won't allow you to do so, you can still easily lose weight by using one of the top rated fat burners available everywhere. So, it's up to you!

Beauty of Life

Jun 11, 2009

1st Year Anniversary in the US

Today is a year since I first got here in the US. I can't even believe it! Time went by so pass, and it's just so hard to realize it.

Honestly, life wasn't as easy as what we thought it should have been. All the adjustments we had in this new foreign country was one of the hard things we ever had within a year of living here. Actually, we're not even fully adjusted yet, but I know we'll gonna get there sooner or later.

I still consider myself lucky though, cos everyone whom I expected to support me never failed me. My husband was always been the best provider, taking care of us with all his best. My parents who are also trying to survive the loneliness they felt after we left was always been so loving and a great inspiration to me. My bestfriend whom despite of her busy schedule can still find the time to reply to my long e-mails, just to keep in touch with me. My parents-in-law who had always been treating me as their own since the first time I met them. Those people made me feel that life here is wonderful no matter how tough it can be most of the time. And that what matters most to me.

I know we'll have more tough times to come, but I know too that God will let me go through cos He is the one who gave me this life, He is the one who gave me everything I needed, He is the one who brought me here, and He is the one behind my strength to face everything.

Today, on my 1st year Anniversary in the US, I don't only celebrate my time being here, but the things I had been through and still had my feet standing firmly on the ground, ready to face another year of challenges, struggles, and of course, happiness.

Beauty of Life