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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Courage and Grace It Takes to Master Gymnastics is Truly Admirable

Guest Post by Bobby Trout 

Gymnastics is a sport that children and adults of all ages can enjoy. It is a fun way to improve your physical fitness and offers many advantages along the way. Competitive gymnastics can start as early as age six and usually children begin competing in level four.


Levels four, five, and six are compulsory and seven, eight, nine, ten, and elite are optional levels. Strength and flexibility are physical requirements you must have to one day master the sport. Gymnastics also takes coordination, grace, agility, and courage from the athlete if they are expected to become highly competitive in a college or junior Olympic program. In women’s gymnastics there are four events, the vault, bars, beam, and floor; gymnasts much compete on each individual event for a combined total (all-around) which they compete in as well. When watching, you will truly come to appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that goes into a career in gymnastics.


I love watching gymnastics on my PA satellite television, where I live with my family. It so perfectly showcases the courage and grace it takes to master gymnastics; all of the athletes involved should be highly admired for their hard work and determination. There are a number of college competitions and junior Olympic competitions that are shown on television all the time. You never want to miss out on the Olympic Games when they come around. Gymnastics is extremely popular in America and all over the world and has been for quite some time.

Geraldine

Dinner at Pizza Hut

We just arrived from our dinner at Pizza Hut. We ordered a large pepperoni pizza and 20 pieces of traditional wings with four different flavors. I am glad I finally eat what I have been craving for the last few days. We have a lot of left over though but that's fine.

Anyways, we are going out again to watch the movie "The Back-up Plan". Enjoy your evening guys!

Geraldine

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Box of Mail

It would be a great idea to purchase a few lockable mailboxes to be given away later this year. Did you know that at Mailbox Ixchange online store you will find plenty of different mailboxes such as Whitehall locking mailboxes, Gaines original keystone locking mailbox, Windsor high security mailboxes, Victorian E6 wall mount mailbox, Antique brass mailboxes, Mail chest locking mailboxes, Special lite town square mailboxes and much more?
 
By the way, if you are interested to buy any products from Mailbox Ixchange website all you need to do is click any of the links above. You will find all the products at Mailbox Ixchange online store quickly because they are listed  by categories such as Commercial Mailboxes, Single-Unit Mailbox and Post Packages, Mail Slots/Drop Boxes and more.

Rest assured that all products offered by Mailbox Ixchange online store are of high quality and also they are more well-known for selling amazing products to all their clients across the nation.

Hurry and visit them today!

Geraldine

Free Sun Sim Pack

 My mother told me that she already claimed 5 Sun Cellular Sim Pack courtesy of Xoom money transfer through M. Lhullier, Philippines. This is actually a promo of Xoom to all their customers who claim their funds to any M.Lhullier location nationwide. The promo started last June 16, 2010 until July 7, 2010.

Take note, only Xoom transaction paid out at M. Lhullier location will qualify for this promo. Good evening people!

Geraldine

Chocolate with Jacques Torres

Post from guest blogger Beatrice Teague


Are you addicted to chocolate? Would you give anything for a sundae drenched in oozing chocolate fudge? If so, then you simply must watch the show "Chocolate with Jacques Torres." I love watching this program on my Direct tv satellite TV to see all the creative ways chocolate can be used to create delectable dishes and desserts. Every time I watch this show, I am left with a craving for more chocolate!

I have seen the chef Jacques Torres make everything from chocolate lollipops to a great cup of hot cocoa on this show. If you are looking to expand your chocolate horizons, then this show will instantly become one of your favorites. Sometimes you may see chocolate sculptures on the show, that are so carefully designed you wonder if it can be eaten! If you are like me though, you'll take a bite out of anything that is chocolate!

Since I also love making chocolate, I like this show for getting design ideas. Torres has a great approach for teaching people at home how to make designs on the chocolate they create. Making chocolate from home can be a complex and difficult task, but Torres leads you through the process every step of the way. There is nothing to fear with chocolate chef Jacques Torres as your host. I highly recommend the show "Chocolate with Jacques Torres" if you are a chocolate addict like me!

Geraldine

Happy 5th Birthday Eunice Dawn!




Our youngest sister was celebrating her 5th birthday last June 25. I totally forgot to post something about her. Anyways,Eunice Dawn is the youngest among 12 children. My sister and I are 23 years apart. She is the apple of my eyes. I really love her so much like my own child. Belated Happy Birthday baby girl!

Geraldine

Monday, June 28, 2010

When Two Become One

My husband and myself are invited to a wedding party this coming July the 20th. The groom is one of my husband's best friends from work and he wanted my husband to be one of his groom's men and myself to be one of the bride's maids. I felt much honored to be attending this wedding because it will bring memory when my husband and I became one.

By the way, here is the catch. I want to purchase a special gift for the bride and the groom. I have been visiting different websites for over an hour now and out of the blue I manage to pick one of the best online stores. JK Adams Direct online store specializes in peculiar products such as jk adams cutting board, jk adams wine rack, jk adams pot rack, jk adams spice rack, jk adams furniture and much more.


I am thinking of purchasing this wonderful jk adams spice racks for my kitchen. Hubby told me that both bride and the groom like to collect wines from all over the world. I am now planning to order these 42 bottle wine storage for the couple to be. I am crossing my fingers that both of them of will love it.

Geraldine

Pampass Grass

I was waiting for my husband outside my working place and just out of interest I took a picture of a Pampass grass. Well, I actually didn't know the name of the grass but I search it online and found out that it is a Pampass grass. This type of grass mostly grows in the South. Pampass grass is known to be one of the toughest grasses and it can sustain the hot weather in the South especially during summer.

Actually, I didn't know that these types of grass are considered ornamental grass that is used for landscaping. Well, I better hit the sack folks.

Geraldine

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tiles

My cousin who resides in Hawaii is planning to renovate the house that he and his wife purchase last year. They wanted to start the renovation of their new property because his mother who is my aunt is schedule to arrive later this year from the Philippines.

JR wants to put Subway tiles around his bathroom as well as different tiles in their living room and dining room. By the way, he prefers tiles more than anything else because according to him it is easier to maintain and to clean. Well, I feel lucky to have visited this website called Glass Tile Store because they offer a huge variety of tiles such as Metal Tiles, Large Glass Tiles, Kitchen Tiles, Pool Tiles, Bathroom Tiles, Back splash Tiles and many more.

Anyways, Glass Tile Store is offering FREE SHIPPING for every $50 worth of order across America. If you are interested with any of their products, you can also purchase 3 samples and get the 4th samples for FREE.

I would definitely inform my cousin about Glass Tile Store so he can check it tomorrow.

Geraldine

Unexpected Blessing!

We got a big surprised today courtesy of my father-in-law. He told my husband to pick up his blue 2001 Chevy because he wants to give it to us. We were really ecstatic and I was tempted to take a picture of my husband because he was jumping for joy upon hearing this good news. It was indeed a wonderful gift since we were actually planning to purchase another car for myself.

By the way, my father-in-law owns a couple of big trucks and cars. My husband never expected that his Dad will give any of his cars for free. The car is in great condition with complete accessories such as CD player, new interior design, and loud speaker.

I am really thankful for my in-laws for having a big heart for my husband and myself. Thank you Dad! Well, folks we got the car and hubby will test drive it tonight.

Geraldine

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Business as Usual

I had chatted with my Uncle Joe who is the younger brother of my mother earlier yesterday. I used to work with him in his restaurants in the Philippines while I was attending school and I even became a nanny to one of my Uncle's children during that time. My Uncle Joe is planning to promote his business through online marketing and he was asking me if I know something about web site hosting. I told my Uncle right away that I really have no idea about how it works and how it can help his business.

But before our conversation ended I promised my Uncle that I will inquire some of my friends from work and from the world of blogging to see if they can recommend any web hosting company to check out. I told my Uncle not to worry so much and I assure him that I will give him feedbacks as soon as possible.

Geraldine

T'was a Bad Dream

Unbelievable, I woke up screaming and kicking. I thought somebody abducted me, I am happy it was only a dream. I guess this is now the result of watching horror movies lately. My husband panicked because he thought I was possessed. Right now, I have a hard time going back to sleep and I still have to work later this morning. I guess I will just stay up a bit and see if I fall back to sleep. Also, I will be saying another prayer before going back to sleep to ask the Lord to bless me and my husband and to watch us all the time.

Geraldine

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sun Glasses

I am planning to purchase two pairs of men sunglasses for my twin nephews who will be turning sixteen next month. We are just so happy that they become a young fine man because they had been through a lot since they were born as premature babies.

Anyways, as I was looking online I have come to this wonderful website called Mens Sunglasses that specializes in men's sunglasses such as aviator sunglasses, biker glasses, driving sunglasses, Elvis sunglasses, bi focal sunglasses, urban sunglasses, tattoo sunglasses, vintage sunglasses, unisex sunglasses, sports sunglasses and many more.

What I like about Mens Sunglasses website is that they have a lot of sunglasses to choose and the quality and the price is very reasonable. Take note that for every over twenty dollar purchase you will receive FREE SHIPPING on your orders.

By the way, I have also included a picture of my favorite mens sunglasses above. Hopefully, I will be able to decide which sunglasses to buy that will fit my twin nephew's personality. Happy weekend guys!

Geraldine

Clash of the Titans Review


We were having a blast last night because two of my husband's sisters came from out of town to hang out with us. First, we went out and dine with them at the Great American Steak House together with my husband's step dad and nephews. Give and take we were there for a good hour or two. Then everyone decided to watch the movie "Clash of the Titans" at the cheap movie house.

I like the movie a lot because it was full of passion and action scenes. After the movies, we parted ways and we will see each other again this weekend during my other sister-in-laws party.

Geraldine

Thursday, June 24, 2010

OXIS






When summer season starts I usually get excited because I love to do a lot of outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, camping, walking, fishing and traveling. I have always been very adventurous while growing up especially that both of my parents like to go camping and hiking maybe because we can have so much fun without spending too much.

The only bad thing about being outside for that long is that we are putting ourselves of being exposed to the sun too much. Mine you, I love to go swimming but I hate having sunburn in my back, neck, face, arms and legs. It is really painful and it could be a very uncomfortable situation. I remember that my aunt D always wear some kind of anti-aging products because she is worried that she will look twice her age. But did you know that when you visit http://www.oxis.com today you will find out that they are producing one hundred percent pure l-ergothioneine worldwide.

If you want to know more about these antioxidant products you may follow them at Oxis on Twitter or Oxis on facebook. What are you waiting folks? Check this out today!



Geraldine

The Hunger Games Trilogy




It seems to me that my sisters are following my footsteps of becoming an avid book reader. Actually, my sister Jhela and Evonne are asking me to purchase the three books by Suzanne Collins titled "The Hunger Games", "Catching Fire" and lastly "Mocking Jay". Most of my younger sisters already read the books which they borrowed from one of their many friends in the Philippines. The last book Mocking Jay, the last installment of the original novel will be release in August of this year.

I have already checked the prices online and it's very reasonable. I told them that I will send the books all three together by August. I am hoping that I can read the books before Fall semester starts again.

Geraldine

Hiking Pictures

This is a guest post by Taylor Ganlin

I have always been into hiking for as long as I can remember. I love the outdoors and climbing up hills so I can experience nature and get some great exercise while I am at it. I am rather young so I was not aware as a young child that I would be able to see the sights that I now get to see when I climb. In college I decided to take an outdoor nature trip out west where we would be backpacking up mountains. I was not aware of the sheer beauty of the sights that we would get to view from the top of the mountains. I am so glad that I took my digital camera with me to capture all of these panoramic views of canyons and mountain tops. I could hold these images in my mind forever but I did not even think it would be possible to describe the beauty of what I saw to friends and family. I was so glad to find the photo sharing website Flickr to upload the albums of photographs that I took from the tops of these mountains that are truly the most prominent Kodak moments I have ever experienced. Uploading the photos has never been faster using the satellite internet fulton so now I can upload the pictures and get back to hiking!

Geraldine

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Watching Toy Story 3 Tomorrow


Tomorrow will be the day that we will watch the Toy Story 3 in 3D. My husband and I are really excited to watch the third installment of this movie series with his nephews tomorrow. How about you guys? Did you already watch this movie? I bet it's fabulous!

Geraldine

July Plans

My boss is planning to organize a swimming party by July for all the store employees and we are more than excited about the said plan. My boss owns a big swimming pool on her backyard and a two story house. Everyone at the store is already volunteering on what do bring for the party. My boss requested me to cook egg roll and fried rice. There is one thing that my boss asks for all the employees and that is not to drink and drive. If any of us cannot drive home then all workers are more than welcome to stay at her house.

Well, I had been to my boss house during my first year of working with her and she lives in a really nice neighborhood. First thing that I have notice is that there are surveillance cameras around the neighborhood.

Anyways, we are looking forward for our get together party at my boss house next month. What about you folks? Any plans for next month?

Geraldine

Top Shot- I love it!

I am at the school library while waiting for my husband finish his boxing class. I have an early appointment with the dean of Psychology. By the way, I am watching the third episode of Top Shot. By far, this is one of my favorite shows on television. I had been watching this for 3 weeks now. The show is about 16 of the top marksmen in the nation who competes to become the Top Shot champion. The contestants are all experience shooter with different types of hand gun, rifles, long bow and more.

The show gets more interesting each week. If you love to shoot this is definitely one of the shows that will inspire you to become a better shooter.

Geraldine

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Texas Crime

Guest post from blogger Taylor Menay


The crime rate in Texas in my area seems to be at about the same level as in any other lively city, but you don't hear about major crimes being committed as often. The whole state of Texas thrives upon maintaining laws and justice, which is best represented by the state troopers and Texas Rangers police force. The crime rate is kept under control through a readily supplied police force with dedicated professionals who have gone through the proper training. Having the security of a readily patrolling police force and the entity that is the Texas rangers is not always enough.

To help keep myself and my home safe I choose a home security system that broadcasts through a yard plantation. all home security helps keep my home safe from crime through a network of systems that is alerted in case anything goes wrong with my home or outside property.

Texas is well known among the United States as being a lone ranger state, one who enforces the law and keeps things under control. This is true to my area and while there are bad parts of town and bad parts of every town I feel safe when going to sleep at night under the protection of Texas troopers. Overall the crime rate is going to be about the same in every area, some parts are bad while others are good, but from my perspective Texas has things under control.

Geraldine

My Mother Had an Accident

I called my family earlier today because I received an offline message from my sister telling me that my mother fell off from my Uncle's motorcycle. While reading the offline message from my sister it feels like my heart stops pumping and I started to cry.

Anyways, I called my mother right away. I am glad that my mother is doing fine though she had a lot of bruises on her knee, elbow and arms. The physician prescribes her with anti-biotic medicine and pain reliever medicine to help ease the pain that she is experiencing right now. I even told her not to ride with a motorcycle ever again. Hopefully, she will listen to my advice.

Geraldine

Monday, June 21, 2010

Triple Treat!

Dirt Bike Riding is one of the many hobbies that my husband's family loves to do during summer. They have been looking forward to drive into the desert and race like crazy. I have never driven a dirt bike before but I am more than willing to give a shot if given the chance.

Folks although I am not feeling well right now but I am happy that I have a loving family and friends that I can always count on. I am really proud to welcome our newest member of our family baby Neaveh. My sister-in-law gave birth to a healthy baby boy last Saturday. He weighed seven pounds. He is the youngest nephew on my husband's side of the family. Neaveh is the first child for my husband's older sister Ms. C and her husband Mr. K.

Tomorrow will be another special day for us because it will be a triple birthday celebration for my father-in-law who will be celebrating his 66th birthday and my sisters Emerald and Jhela will be celebrating their 27th and 16th birthday tomorrow.

Happy blogging everyone!

Geraldine

Knockdown

I felt really week today after I got out from work. My body is so sore and I don't know if what is wrong with me. I am hoping that I will get better tomorrow since I still have to work my night shift. I am thankful that my husband cooks our dinner tonight. He was making beef soup earlier with lots of vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, potatoes, and celery.

By the way, how is Monday night treating you folks?

Geraldine

Friday, June 18, 2010

Helping a Friend

My husband and I have a long day today because we are helping my friend with her immigration paper. My friend is applying for her Adjustment of Status through marriage to an American and she has no idea how to start the process. I am also inspired to help her since she just gave birth to a healthy baby boy last January 14, 2010.

Since my husband and I had already did the same process three years ago, I told her that I can help her fill out the form because I still have the old documents which I save from my previous dealings with the US Immigration office.

I was off today from work so we were able to go to her apartment and fill out the forms that she needed. Everything turns out easy for her since she only need to follow what I have done before regarding the Adjustment of Status.

After we left from her apartment, I just remembered that I forgot to take my eyeglasses with me. I called my friend awhile back and she told me that she can drop my eyeglass at work. Happy weekend guys!

Geraldine

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lakers Defeats Celtics

My family in the Philippines is very happy that Los Angeles Lakers won another NBA title. It would be a back to back win for the Los Angeles Lakers and I am more than happy that they win again for two consecutive NBA finals.

I am looking forward for another NBA final match next time. Hopefully, Lakers will continue to dominate once again.

Geraldine

Browns Wharf Inn

Traveling is one of the many hobbies and passion I love to do in life. My husband and I both love to travel a lot when money and time will allow us to do so. I am very excited to have found this wonderful website called Browns Wharf Inn. Browns Wharf Inn is located in the most gorgeous and beautiful Boothbay Harbor Maine.

One of the main attractions in Browns Wharf Inn in Boothbay Harbor is the famous structure of "The Old Lobster Fisherman". The best thing about Boothbay Harbor Hotels is that you can pick a room that suits your taste including the decor or randomly pick a room of desire. You have to remember that every room at Browns Wharf Inn is fully equipped with flat screen television, free Wi Fi connection, inside room phone and a beautiful covered deck over the water.

Thinking about Browns Wharf Inn made me want to take another vacation once again. Folks this is definitely a great place to check out this summer.

Geraldine

Sensitive Tooth

While I was sipping my frozen strawberry lemonade today for some reason my tooth hurts. I didn't finish drinking the frozen lemonade because it really bothers me so much. It feels weird and it seems that I am getting a brain freeze.

Well, hubby advice me to make an appointment with the dentist next week to see if what's going on with my tooth. I am hoping that they can fix whatever problem I am experiencing now.

What about you folks? Have you had this experience?

The image is courtesy of flickr.

Geraldine

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

SEO

Are you a businessman and is looking for professional seo out there who can make your business stand out from the rest of the crowd? Today is your lucky day. Did you know that you can now speak to an SEO Consultant by visiting Globe Runner Seo today? For those of you who have no idea who they are; let me tell you one thing. They are just like you who started from the bottom of the business world and rise at the very top to become the most search online website with the help of search engine optimization experts.

Today Globe Runner Seo online company is helping all their clients get the success that they deserve through search engine optimization. Likewise, Globe Runner Seo online company offers the most affordable services out there. They offered services such as SEO services, SEO Web Design, Social Media, SEO Copywriting, local search and much more.

Check this out today and make Globe Runner Seo your business partner now!

Geraldine

Get Rid of Hickey Marks By....

One thing that my boss informed us before being hired is that to make sure that when can't have any hickeys somewhere around our necks or other parts of the body that are not covered. Since we deal with different client's every day we have to make sure that we look professional and don't present ourselves like we are cheap.

So here are the natural remedies you can do if your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend or partner accidentally get carried away and put a mark on you.

Generally, people tried to cover the area with foundation or any form of make-up. First, grab a cloth of your choice. Make sure that you have access for hot water and massage the wet hot wash cloth for 20 or 30 minutes. Reheat the wash cloth as needed. After an hour stop what you are doing. The hickey mark should decrease its size. If there's no changes please repeat the steps again.

Why do you think it will work? Give me your thoughts and ideas about these.

Geraldine

Alexia and Cecilia

We woke up late today because we went to bed around two in the morning. My husband and I finally met our friend of nine years for the first time. Alexia was also from Texas whom my now husband introduce me when I first started chatting with him online. They became friends online because she had a boyfriend who was a Filipino in the US Army who was station in Ft. Bliss awhile back. It was then I met Alexia online through my husband and we became good friends.

I've been here in America close to four years now but last night was the first time that we decided to meet each other for the very first time. We invited her to go bowling with us and we were happy that she was able to make it together with her little sister Cecilia. We met up around 8:00 o'clock in the evening; we played bowling and played the dance revolution. Anyways, after all the games that we played we decided to dine at one of the 24 hour restaurant here in our place.

Alexia and Cecilia is the coolest person we ever hang out as a couple. We are so happy that we finally put a picture of our friend online whom we never met in person. By the way, Alexia works as a life insurance representative in our area.

Geraldine

Removing Warts the Natural Way

Warts can happen anytime. They are normal thing that happens to our skins at any age. I am happy to share what I have learned from Planet Discovery about how to get rid of warts.

  • Aspirin-in a cup of water please dissolve the aspirin. Rub all the mixtures all over the affected area. Do these every day, until you get rid of them.
  • Baking soda-use baking soda to rub all over the warts. Apply this 3 times a day.
  • Aloe-please rub the aloe into the warts and secure it with a band-aid.
You can also use other natural remedies by rubbing or leaving them into the affected areas such as:

  • tape
  • banana peel
  • onion
  • garlic
  • lemon juice
  • potato
  • chalk
  • papaya
  • pineapple
  • glue
Take note, there's no harm in trying.

Geraldine

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Powerpuff Girls

This was written by Brenda Newthorn and is a guest post.


Have you ever seen superheros so powerful and yet so cute? That is one of my family's favorite shows, "The Powerpuff Girls." This show is a fun and light-hearted form of entertainment that is wildly enjoyed by my family and children of all ages. Watching this show on our satalie tv with a bowl of popcorn is my family's favorite way to come together after a busy week.


”The Powerpuff Girls" features the lives of three superheros that happen to be girls. They are cute, but that cuteness must not be a misleading factor in their powerful ability to fight enemies. Often, enemies on the program find their downfall when they assume these girls are cute, cuddly, or adorable. And that's why my girls love this show. This show has taught my girls that just because they are adorable, does not mean they have to be a bystander to violence or crimes. They can actively fight bad behaviors. I actually think this show has been an incredibly empowering influence in the lives of my girls. So rarely do we find superheros on television that are girls! This show has defied the odds, however, and made superhero women its main characters.

Overall, I highly recommend "The Powerpuff Girls" for families with young girls that may need a bit of empowerment.




Geraldine

Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale


Tomorrow will be the first day of the Semi-Annual sale for Victoria's Secret. I cannot wait to go to the mall tomorrow and purchase a lot of the 75% beauty products that is part of the Semi-Annual sales starting tomorrow. My family and friends in the Philippines likes Victoria's Secret products a lot that is why every year when they are having their Semi-Annual sale I always makes sure to purchase as much as I can so I can send it together with my Balikbayan package.

I can't wait for tomorrow. Happy Monday blogger land!

Geraldine

People Are So Full of....

I was about to finish my shift at work when suddenly, I saw this splash outside our front door. I went running to check if what's going on when I saw four teenagers running away from the scene. I realized then that they throw a large cup of soda and it made a big mess outside the store. My natural reaction was to run after them and beat them so they will learn a lesson not to mess with me. But I am happy that I was able to control my temper and I just told my boss what happen.

The sad thing is that they were laughing while they were running away from the scene. My manager called the police and they were arrested a few minutes later. I feel like laughing in front of their faces while they were being held but I think it's so cruel to do that. I just hope that they learned their lesson and not do it again.

By the way, my colleague is planning to take the best self tanner 2010 this weekend. We are so excited to see the new look.

Geraldine

Sunday, June 13, 2010

5 Ways to Utilize: Orange Peels


I am honored to share this knowledge and tips that I read from the Discovery Channel about the usage of orange peels. Here are the following lists:

  1. Insect repellant- these are actually common practice at home with my family way back while I was growing up in the Philippines. Every time my grandmother bought oranges, she usually told us to keep the peels in one place. She will then tell us to rub the peels into our skin so the bugs will stay away.
  2. Brown sugar/Spices/Herbs- normally I use brown sugar whenever I cook Filipino dishes. I have notice that brown sugar gets dry easily. To solve this problem, you can put pieces of the orange peels into your sugar container and within a couple of hours you will get tender and fluffy brown sugar again.
  3. Orange peels as Room Fresheners- you can put orange peels into your vents or radiators. It works better compared to artificial air freshener.
  4. Orange peels-is use as flavoring for any dishes or deserts. Use the zest from the orange for food flavoring.
  5. Rub the orange peels to your plants. Your pets like dog and cats will never tear your plants again.

Geraldine

Friday, June 11, 2010

Wohoo..TGIF!

Two of my sister-in-laws are planning to take another vacation in Hawaii later this year and they are inviting us to go along with them. I have never been to Hawaii so I am really excited to visit there. Also, I have a lot of friends who are now base in Hawaii.

My husband and I are already checking if how much the vacation would cost us including the hotel, airlines, car rentals and food. Luckily, we have enough savings to take another vacation. I am hoping that there will be no expected emergencies that will happen along the run so we can push-through with our plan.

On the other hand, my friend who lives in Honolulu is preparing herself to see one of Hawaii's best breast surgeon. I have no idea why she wants to consult with them but I didn't really bother to ask because I know it's none of my business.

Anyways, we are looking forward for our next vacation later this year. Happy TGIF everyone!

Geraldine

Natural Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection

If you are experiencing the symptoms of having a urinary tract infection you may want to try this natural ways to get rid of it. But remember; consult your physician if symptoms persist in more than two days.

Baking Soda- Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with eight ounces of water and drink it. Actually, the baking soda helps increases the PH level of the irritating acid urine during the attack.

Cranberries- these fruits are proven to help acidify the urine and prevent the Urinary Tract Infection bacteria from sticking to the walls of the ballader. You can either drink any cranberry juice or eat the actual cranberry fruit for better results.

Uva Ursi- this herb has antiseptic properties and you can get them to any drugstore or any natural health food store.

Geraldine

Laptops

While I was at work yesterday my boss was planning to get two Custom Computers for his two kids. He said that Miss Ale and little D both need Custom Laptops for school since they will have to do online homework every now and then. My boss kids are taking a break from school and he wanted to grab the opportunity to take a look around and see if who offers the best deals in town.

Anyways, while doing my morning routine on the web today, I have stumble upon this great website called Howard Computers online store which offers a wide variety of Custom Computer such as Custom Laptop, Desktops, Tablets, Notebooks as well as printers, cameras, storage, networking accessories and more.

By the way, Howard Computers online store had been serving to all their clients across the United States of America since 1968. Their main priority is helping all their clients get the best of their Custom Computer products.

I would certainly inform my manager about this amazing online store.

Geraldine

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mama's Style Barbecue!



We just finished eating our dinner a few hours ago and wow we love food. I made chicken barbecue which I called "Mama's style barbecue" because I got the recipe from my mother when I was twelve years old. Actually, this dish is one of my husband's favorite food and mine as well. While I was cooking my hubby was taking pictures of the food.

Happy evening everyone!

Geraldine

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lingering

I woke up extra early today because hubby had to go to his boxing class and I am waiting for the apartment maintenance to come in anytime to fix the broken handle of our toilet as well as fixing the kitchen sink. I've been waiting for about four hours now and still no show.

Hubby arrived from his boxing class already and we are planning to go out for a brunch with my in-laws. Our option will be to cancel the maintenance service today and move it for tomorrow so one of us can be here tomorrow while they do their job.

Anyways, a few months from now my cousin who lives in Ohio is planning to take her social work exam to get certified. She had been here in the US for over fifteen years now; working as a registered nurse and she is planning to pursue another career in the future.

Geraldine

Usage of Vodka


I don't drink alcoholic beverages but let me tell you something about vodka. I was reading about the many uses of vodka for household's purposes from Planet Discovery channel. Here are the lists of its uses:

  • Vodka can be use in removing stain. Soak a clean cloth in vodka and start rubbing it into the affected area.
  • Vodka can be use in wiping your glasses, porcelain, chromes to make it shiny. Use a soft cloth and soak in vodka.
  • Spray vodka in your bathtubs or showers especially those caulking areas.
  • Use vodka to remove stickers and glue that are left behind.
If you have a bottle of vodka in your household, try these tips today! But take note, vinegar is cheaper compared to vodka.

Geraldine

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

I recently made my way to the historic landmark “Pearl Harbor,” in Hawaii. This was one of the most touching and moving experiences I have ever had. I started my day by leaving my home – which I set my http://www.besthomesecurity.com/ for on the way out. Driving up to Pearl Harbor, you get the feeling that you are walking into an area that has tons of historical ramifications behind it, especially for the United States, as the attack on Pearl Harbor was what brought America into WWII.

You first enter an outside holding area while you wait to go into a movie theater that shows a movie about the attack on Pearl Harbor and the sinking of the Battleship Arizona. While you wait for the movie you have access to the Pearl Harbor Museum, where you can see tons of old artifacts, as well as look at footage and war pieces from that era. There is also a souvenir area to purchase small souvenirs from.

After the movie, you are ushered onto a small boat that takes you out to the actual Arizona Battleship Memorial. This is a truly touching site. It is in the middle of the bay, where the original ship was sunk. Every person’s name that died on the ship that day is engraved on a metal wall as part of the memorial. You can look down into the ocean and still see where drops of oil leak very slowly out of the sunken ship.

Needless to say, the whole experience was very moving. It gave me more of an insight as to how much those men and women gave up for their country during the war.


Thanks to Frances Baker for the guest post!



Geraldine

Prenuptial Agreement

The daughter of our company supervisor is getting married this month. Based on what I have heard at the store, the daughter needs to sign a prenuptial agreement between her and her soon-to be husband before they will have their ceremony. I was wondering why they have to do it if in fact they both love each other.

My husband and I never had any sort of prenuptial agreement before we got married. Probably, because we trust each other and love each other that we don't really think that we are in need of it. I only heard this type of agreement for those couples who are super rich like the actors, actresses, professional players and so forth.

To all my friends and visitors in my blog site would you agree to sign a prenuptial agreement? Why? Please explain.

Geraldine

Claim It!

I remember a few years back when my brother-in-law had his motorcycle accident his wife was devastated. My brother-in-law was staying in the hospital for three months straight. He suffered a broken leg and a broken skull. They had to airlift him immediately because he was really in bad condition. My sister-in-law was confused, worried, scared and was not able to figure out on what to do first. I am glad that everyone in the family helps her out in every little ways.

My sister-in-law did file for a motorbike injury claims in behalf of her husband. Everything went smoothly while filing for the injury claims. My brother-in-law was able to use the money out from the motorbike injury compensation for his therapy and medicines.

By the way, did you know that Claimant Law online company is the top notch experts in injury claims? They provide services and knowledge on how to claim personal injuries which include car accident, cosmetics surgery claims, work claims, motorbike injury claims and much more. What are you waiting folks? Please check this out today.



Geraldine

Monday, June 7, 2010

Movie Review


My husband and I were able to watch the movie "The Bounty Hunter" with Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler a couple days ago. Honestly, I was not impressed with the whole movie, it lacks a lot of chemistry and it's not really funny at all. The movie was supposed to be a comedy movie but I was totally bored. I was totally not happy at all but I am glad we only paid two bucks to watch it.

Geraldine

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Eyes Wide Shut

Today was very funny because I was talking to my childhood friend who now lives in Michigan. We were talking for hours and it felt like my cellular phone was going to explode because it was really hot. She was telling me that she was watching the first season of Drop Dead Diva while her hubby was cooking for dinner.

My friend Len will be visiting Canada next week that is why she hasn't been online and of course she is hooked up with tv torrents. I was teasing her to bring me any type of souvenir from Canada because that is one of the many places that my husband I wanted to visit in the future. I have a few friends who reside in Canada and they all love the place.

By the way, the most interesting part of our conversation is that she wanted to send me dried squid and dried fish after her trip. It makes me really happy and excited and I can't wait to receive those yummy foods in the mail.

Geraldine

Charcoal Grill


I was so happy after I arrived from work last night when I saw my new charcoal grill still inside its box. I had been asking hubby to get me a charcoal grill because I don't like to use our gas grill. I haven't had time to do our grocery shopping since I had been working a lot these past weeks. I am looking forward to do my errands on Wednesday since I don't have to work that day.

Geraldine

My Top Ten EC Droppers For The Month of May

Thank You Pictures, Images and Photos


I would like to thank my top ten EC droppers for the month of May. Thank you guys for all the warm support.


Name of Droppers

Geraldine

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ding, Dong

While visiting at my friends' house today I have noticed that they have wall clocks at every bedroom of their house. I have no idea why but my curiosity leads me to asked questions to my friend's mother. She told me that she likes to collect different type of wall clocks. By the way, it amazes me how people have different hobbies and interest in life. On the other hand, I like to collect purses, perfumes, shoes and stamps.

I was able to get to know my friend's family and was happy to be there. There family reminded me of my family that I left in the Philippines. They have a strong bond and I can feel that they loved each other. Actually, I have invited my friend's family to have dinner with us this coming Wednesday. I will be having a cook-out at the park. I am looking forward to that said event next week.

Happy weekend guys!

Geraldine

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Congratulations to My Sister Evonne for Passing the Teacher's Board Exam


I would like to congratulate my younger sister Evonne for passing the Teacher's Board Exam taken last April 18, 2010. I just want to let you know that we are so proud of you for your hard work and dedication. Way to go sister! Thank you Lord. We love you and congratulations again from our family, friends and relatives.

By the way, I know that Mama and Papa are really proud of you Von. Congrats Ma and Pa you have produce another successful child.

Geraldine

Putt Putt!

Our local Putt-Putt has just opened up for the summer. I was so ready to take the kids over to play. We set the adt colorado home security alarm and then got in the car to go play. They have two different courses that you can choose from to play. We each got our own ball and putter. We decided to play two games so that we could try out each course. Our daughter got a hole in one on the first hole. I think she was just as surprised as I was that she did it. The rest of the game she kept trying but just couldn't do it again. I never had a chance to win against my husband. He is really good even though he doesn't play golf. He beat me by a lot. I was lucky enough though to get a hole in one on the last hole. Since I did this they gave me a coupon for a free game. I took it home with us so that we can go back and play mini-golf again sometime. We really enjoyed ourselves and so did the kids. This is something we plan to do at least one more time this summer.



Guest post written by Trinity Parker

Geraldine

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Whoaaa..Pay Time

I receive my pay check today and I have a long list of bills to pay. It is also another round to send money to the Philippines so I can help my mother purchase my brothers and my sisters school materials such as notebooks, pencils, crayons, ball pen, backpack, shoes, school uniforms and a lot more.

I just got home awhile back and I am super hungry. I don't even know what to prepare. Hubby is not home yet so I may order pizza or I can cook sauteed sayote with sardines and white rice. What about you folks? What are you doing this evening?

Geraldine

The Atlanta Braves

My favorite spring sport to watch is baseball. I simply love the game and have played it all of my life. Because of this connection with the game, I can really understand and appreciate what is going on out there. My favorite team, despite their recent seasons, is the Atlanta Braves. The Atlanta Braves have started to really pick up the slack so far this season. My favorite player on the team is Brian McCann. I am so ecstatic because they are several games above five hundred this year. This is way better than what they have done in the past couple of seasons. For big time fans like me, this kind of win average really gets the adrenaline pumping. I am so excited that I even went out and got a new big screen television to watch their games in style. I have Direct Tvsatellite TV and will even be able to get many of the games that are not televised. This makes me really happy because I hate to miss any of my team’s games, regardless of whether or not they are important to the broadcasting studios. I hope to be able to attend a few games this year, but because tickets are so expensive, I plan to mainly watch the games at home.


Guest blog post by Matt Heaffy

Geraldine

Captured Memories!




Here are some of the pictures that I took during our trip to the northern part of New Mexico as well as some part of Texas. By the way, we went to go fishing at Pecos River with some members of my husband's family. During our short trip my husband and his nephews went for a target shooting in the wilderness.

Geraldine

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Doll that I Had Always Wanted

Growing up in Mobile, AL as a child there was one thing that I had always wanted. My parents struggled to make ends meet with six children including myself and there were not many things that we had that were not a basic necessity. One Christmas all I asked for was a Chatty Cathy Doll. There was usually one gift each for us under the tree and this year was no different. There under the tree was what I thought was the doll that I had asked for. Unfortunately it was only clothes and I dared not let my parents see the tears that were in my eyes on Christmas morning.

When I grew up and got a good job of my own, I promised that one day I would get one of those dolls. It would be a symbol of why I worked and provided for my own family. That was twenty years ago. Last summer I found an old journal where I had written that down. it brought back a flood of feelings and I knew that I would search out a Chatty Cathy for myself. I searched for months at every antique store and flea market that I could find with no avail. Then one day as I sat in front of my computer with wild blue internet service, it hit me. Why had I not looked online? Within seconds I had Chatty Cathy dolls all over my screen that were for sale.

The day that my doll arrived at my door I could not help the tears that flowed freely from my eyes as I signed for it. I sat her up in the kitchen for everyone to see. This was the doll that I had always wanted and I finally had her after thirty years of hard work.


This is a guest post by Katie Rollio

Geraldine

Hubby Drags Me to Go to the Gym

I think going back to your daily exercise is the hardest part of the battle. Hubby invited me to go to the gym with him so we can exercise together and I will be motivated to stick to the routine. I have noticed that my husband lose weight and that his biceps and triceps become toned; and darn it looks great.

On the other hand, it is very frustrating because it seems that I haven't seen any results on my part. But I feel motivated to go because I always wanted to live a healthy life and savor every moment with my spouse.

Geraldine