February 22, 2008

270 million dollars


((((270 million dollars)))

that's the amount for the mega millions lottery tonight...after taxes it's about $165 million!!!

wala naman mawawala sa amin (meron pala yung $5.00 na tinaya namin!!) kung sasali kami at mangarap diba?

very tempting

my called me this morning telling me to book her a flight to manila. so i called different travel agencies here in LA and cheapest ticket i got is from cathy pacific airline. she will only be there for 2 weeks just to sign some papers for the property that she's selling. grabe super i want to go home talaga!!! to make this feeling worst my mom made a deal na sumama daw kami ni eric and both our ticket will be covered by her, since this May will be our first year wedding anniversary (tipong gift nya daw sa amin)!! aaaahhh...there was a moment, that i was ready to say yes to her...but i know that we already planned it that May will be too early for us to have another trip back home. it would have been so good pa naman to celebrate our anniversary there...pero talagang hindi puwede..first because we took a month off last year from work...we still don't have enough vacation hours from work, tapos since we are really planning to buy a house, kaya another out-of-the country trip will mess up our down-payment savings plan.

pero in the back of my mind...super gusto ko talaga umuwi..kanina nga, i asked hubby if i can go accompany my mom (telling him na "kailangan ni mommy ng kasama") but that strategy didn't work...kasi nga naman....we promised that when we go home or have a trip kailangan palaging mag-kasama kami!!


bummer...sige na nga....hintayin ko nalang ang 2009...

eggo my waffles



my latest food craving..as you can see i'm on my second box in a week!! grabe this is the first time buying this frozen waffles...and they are so damm good (as for me..hubby, not so much)!! actually we got a waffle maker as a wedding gift during our civil wedding some 5 years ago..and until now it is still in it's original box!! kasi super hassle to make the batter tapos cleaning up pa the machine (although it's not the big, but still). but now i discovered about this... i toast them until they are really brown, para crunchy outside and soft inside...tapos pour the maple syrup all-over....heaven!! buti nalang hindi ako diabetic!!!

ooppss..i did it again


hay due to lenten season, i pledged not eat meat every friday. and to my surprise (not really intenting to do it) i ate meat again for the second time around. see last week, i brought home my left-over ribs from our valentine dinner date. and since i am used to my graveyard work schedule, even if i'm off work, i am still awake at night and sleep through the day!! so eto na....friday last week got hungry around 1:30am so my instinct is to heat up my left-over ribs. as soon as i finish eating i looked up to check on the time...so ayun officially friday na!! i told my husband, and he told me na ok lang hindi ko naman daw sinasadya....to not feel too guilty!!


here it goes again...i woke up from a very deep whole night sleep (sarap..been awhile since i had a full 6 hours of sleep at night..mostly in the morning ako natutulog eh!!). so eto na naman ako..super hungry....i saw that there are still left over pork sinigang from yesterday...kaya went straight to the microwave ang food ko and after that enjoyed it!!


aaaahh while bloghopping, i remember that it's friday today...hhhmmm...ewan ko na gagawin ko!! violated na naman ako sa pledge ko...sana patawarin ako ni God!!!

February 21, 2008

fast-typer

snagged this test from anne...got curious on how fast i type!!



speed test



You reached 262 points, so you achieved position 180025 of 659896 on the ranking list
You type 353 characters per minute
You have 67 correct words and
you have 2 wrong words


try it...it's cool!!

February 20, 2008

T: threenitea

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M. marcroger.com
N. notjustmama.net
O. originalmx5.net
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T. threenitea.blogspot.com
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i haven't done my bloghop so, i don't know who already got this one...just snagged it if you want!!!

thanks nol for passing this to me


1. Today I feel very--- relaxed, didn't need to go to work for 4 nights and got my full 8 hours of sleep.

2. I enjoy --- going out and discovering new places or restaurant with my hubby.

3. I am unhappy when --- one of us is sick.

4. I feel good when --- i see my paycheck every other week.

5. I wish my boss --- wouldn't make us work weekends or holidays anymore (which is imposible since hospitals are open 24/7.

6. My officemates think --- work overtime and save money for the future.

7. My work area is --- is full of brand new moms and newborns (maternity floor)

8. I enjoy reading about --- photography and health related news.

9. I like myself best when --- i manage to finish all my to-do-list on time!!

10. If I had a choice I would --- be rich and be living in manila.

11. I wish --- for an additional member to our family soon!!

12. Tomorrow I would like to --- go out and shop with hubby.


kathy, thet, and jannesse...it's your turn sisters...!!

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thanks ivy for letting me try this..pretty cool ha!!! try it yourself...and let me know when your done!!


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February 14, 2008

heart day 2008

we don't normally go out during valentine's day because we both hate being a crowded area. but to my surprise my hubby insisted that we dine out today and celebrate valentine's day!! at first we were thinking of dining out for lunch but we fell asleep and when we woke up it's already 3pm!! so we ended up with an early dinner date!! hubby was craving for some ribs so we decided to try woodranch barbeque restaurant. it was good!! and we both enjoyed our dinner!!


as a surprise he ordered me a tretorn shoes and tote bag online and he made sure that it arrives today and it did...akala ko nga flowers noong may kumatok sa door namin..tapos UPS ang nakita ko..but i liked this shoes than flowers atleast ito hindi malalanta!! then i got him a jacket from H&M.

so there goes our heart day...here's some of our pics during the day...sorry for grainy pics...i was using my iphone camera inside the restaurant!!




~pahabol..if you notice we don't have a lot of pics together..paano si eric..lahat ng pics na kaming dalawa.."alisin mo yan..di ko gusto" kaya yan..eto lang ang pumasa sa kanya!!

February 13, 2008

photo-a-day feb 3-9, 2008


"chain"this is the one that is keeping us safe

"so much love" just spreading some love

"lamp"
just settled with this..really running out of ideas

"peso" what is left in my wallet from our last trip home...i wonder when i will be able to spend this?

"love is in the air" reminds me of my childhood scent...i still use it until now!!

"granola"

healthy and quick snacks

"coke?" "pepsi was the one on sale"

pass it to the front

thanks for passing this to me pat

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February 12, 2008

still sleepy!!!

after working for 2 nights now i have 3 nights off !!! yess sarap ng feeling.... it's 6:44pm just woke up...tried doing some updates here in my blog but my brain is still sleeping! i will shut my computer now and will just lay back in bed and watch lifetime or hallmark channel the whole night.

to those who left me some awards and tags will post them later!! thanks in advance!!!

February 8, 2008

converse one

we were doing our weekly rounds at target this morning when we spotted that they now carry converse one apparel. we went crazy because their style was so nice and they are all priced so reasonably!! so here..we went for some shampoo and lotion and here's what we ended up getting!!!

Converse® One Star® Oxford Shirt - School Blue

Converse® One Star® Sport Shirt - Federal Blue


Converse® One Star® Track Jacket - Federal Blue


Women's Converse® One Star® Oxfords - White

hubby on the other hand got 2 jackets...he was supposed to buy the same shoes, but they don't have his size so we're going to check out other target location tomorrow!!

converse...i'm loving it!!

awards

mommy yen put a smile on my face by passing this awards to me!!!



now i am passing this to jown, dyes, and pat

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next stop..spain

I need to on vacation. Life here in the US is composed of work, home, and mall. Ever since I started working in the hospital, I haven’t had a real vacation yet. And I am longing for one right now. Eric and I decided even before we got married that once we start our nursing career that we will have a yearly vacation to reward ourselves from our hard work. For this year, Eric wants to go back in Manila for our yearly out-of-the country getaway but I, in the other hand want to try other countries.

My in-laws suggested that Spain is a nice country for us to visit this year. Since we do not have any kids in tow yet, they told us that this is the perfect place to go to. Eric and I talked about it and said that spending some holidays in Spain is not a bad idea. We are looking forward in seeing the different gothic cathedrals and tasting authentic Spanish dishes. My mother-in-law told suggested that out of all the hotels they stayed in Spain, seville hotels is the one she highly recommends. The place is clean and it is located in the center of the town, which makes all the tourist attractions within walking distance. But since this is often fully-booked, she told us to try granada hotels. They showed us pictures and videos from their trip in Spain and now we are really convince in visiting that country this year. But for me the malaga hotels is where I am interested in staying at. We researched online on when is the best time to visit. We didn’t know that their weather is tourist friendly all year long. The tour package is priced reasonably as well. There are so many things you can do while in Spain, but the quite afternoon walk around their villas is what I am really looking forward to.

technical school

My cousin who is graduating high school this summer is asking me on what is the best way to get in the healthcare field. I told her that nursing should be her goal since it is really a fulfilling career. But my cousin is still not 100% sure that nursing is what she wants to do all her life. She was telling me that needles and blood scares her. I told her that I was like that when I started but after giving few injections and seeing an open wound a couple of times, you manage to train your brain to think like a nurse and not get disgusted.

My parents did not force me to go to nursing school. Actually, I am the first to go to healthcare field in our family. I finished an accounting degree first before deciding that nursing is what I really want to do. So with my cousin a little bit hesitant to start nursing school, I did not want to force her into it. I want her to decide on her own free will. But I suggested that she might want to start as an ultrasound tech. This way she is in the healthcare field but not as much patient care settings. I also told her that the pay is not bad. I told her that there is an ultrasound tech school near place and that she can stay here with us while she’s in school. She agreed on this idea of wanting to enroll to an ultrasound technician school. I pray that she does good in school and hopefully in the near future she decides to venture into nursing as well.

good C

Vitamin C? nnnnaaahhh


Being a good Citizen of the United States of America, I cast my vote for the California primary election . This is where you vote for the person who you want to represent your political party, whether democratic or republican party. Since I am a registered democrat, I voted for Mrs. Clinton and to my happiness...she won California!! But since there are still more states to do their primary election, i'm still keeping my fingers cross for her. I went early tuesday morning..can you see i got the 20th ballot of the day!!



Then the next day....also being a good Catholic, I went to mass right after work and had my forehead marked with ashes. Since this is the official start of lent, we did not eat any meat that day and committing myself of doing that every friday until easter sunday.



i told you i was a good C!!! heheheheh

February 7, 2008

see yah all later!!

just got off work right now... and having a 3 nights off ahead of me, my happiness is keeping me from being sleepy!! and add to that happiness...i got paid today (with my sign-in bonus!! yipppeee!!) then when i check my email awhile ago...my very first blogging earning was deposited on our paypal account!! it's not much only $26.00 but hey...where can i get $26 dollars for free right? so at this very moment i am very happy!!


well need to go now..i've been up since 4:30pm yesterday and it's 10:06am now...i will force myself to sleep and right when i wake up later i will do some bloghop to see what's new with my online buddies..


good night (morning) for now!!

ceiling fans

Summer is almost here! What better way to cool off besides spending a lot of money on your electricity bill from using your air-conditioning system, the solution is to get a ceiling fan. Recently, we went house hunting and I noticed that none all of the houses that we like have fans on its ceiling. Anticipating a very hot summer here in Los Angeles, we decided that we need these craft made fans for our future house.

I remember loving the ceiling fan that I saw from one of the home magazine. So I searched online and I discovered a website which has a huge variety of ceiling fans and accessories. I was thinking of getting a c
asablanca ceiling fan because it fit’s the theme of our family room which has a touch of Mediterranean d├ęcor. I went to the website and I was amazed because they really have a huge variety of fans and accessories. Not only that, they are also very affordable. My husband wanted to get the monte carlo fans but I prefer the fanimation fans because I like the color and style but we still have to make a decision and whatever we choose they are both nice fans anyway.

These fans will not only enhance the look of your room but it will also cut cost on your electricity expenses. So I would recommend to get a ceiling fan this summer because not only will it keep you cool it will also save you some money.

February 5, 2008

photo-a-day (january 27-february 2, 2008)

"smile" best medicine in the world

"take-out box" my recipe when i'm lazy to cook


"cotton" i'm just running out of things in mind to take picture of!!!

"all-time remedy"
NO i did not overdose myself while doing this!!!

"keys"can't go anywhere with out this stuff!!!

"prayer" when i'm down..this is what i always do!!!

"rings"

four of the my most important jewelries. the yellow gold was from our civil wedding and the white gold was from our church wedding!!

need money now

Just finished talking with my friend who is having financial difficulties right now. She was telling me that all the bad luck is coming into her life right now. First when her car broke down last week and needed to be repaired, second was when she needed to have her tooth fix last weekend for she could not bear another day of toothache, and third is will not be paid until 2 weeks from now and all her funds in her bank is completely wiped out already. I could not bear to hear her stories. I admire how strong willed woman she is that in spite all the hardships that she is going through, she still has this strong will to live and face her problems. I told her that I can only lend her some amount of money for now, since our money is being reserved for our house down payment. She was very grateful for the help I was able to give her, but is still not enough to pay her necessities. Since it is the fist week of the month and her rent is due soon, I asked her if she is willing to do cash advance. She have heard about it before but had no idea how to do it. I explained to her that she can do a payday loan. Where the company can lend her the usual amount of income that she gets every two weeks and it will be deposited directly to her checking account. This money will help her pay her rent. And by the time her check comes in she will be able to repay the company of her loan. She taught that this was a good idea and she thank me for educating her about payday loans. So to my dear friend, good luck on everything and hope everything turns out okay!

February 4, 2008

knowing me knowing you

thanks vanessa for passing this to me!!!

Copy this entire list of questions and change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then tag and pass it along to other blogging friends. Let’s see how well we can get to know one another!

1. What is your occupation? registered nurse
2. What color are your socks right now? white
3. What are you listening to right now? news in the tv regarding the primary election tomorrow
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Spaghetti and chinese food from work
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes but i prefer not too!!!
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Yellow
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? my ate milan and her daughter jasmine
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? yes...my newly online friend
9. Favorite drink? any fruit juice
10. What is your favorite sport to watch? lakers basketball
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? yes..but not now
12. Pets? none...can't have one in our apartment
13. Favorite food? i love breakfast food..from any ___silog to pancakes and cereals
14. Last movie you watched? juno
15. Favorite Day of the year? dec. 1....my very own b-day
16. What do you do to vent anger? cry
17. What was your favorite toy as a child? barbie
18. What is your favorite, fall or spring? Spring...not too cold and not too hot!!
19. Hugs or kisses? Both
20. What kind of pie? apple pie
21. Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes
22. Who is most likely to respond? apple
23. Who is least likely to respond? my sisters...bihira lang mag-bukas ng email..i need to call them to let them know that i emailed them something
24. Living arrangements? hubby and i lang in our apartment
25. When was the last time you cried? kaninang umaga...sakit kasi ng ulo ko eh!!
26. What is on the floor of your closet? hamper
27. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? i'm sending this to all my new online friends eh...
28. The friend you have known the shortest amount of time that you are sending this to? all of them
29. Favorite smell? smell of fried garlic rice..nakakagutom!!
30. What inspires you? my hubbys sweet words of "kaya mo yan!!"
31. What are you afraid of? snakes
32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? cheese
33. Favorite car? don't have a favorite...asawa ko kasi namimili ng cars namin eh...i just need to say yes or no about it
34. Favorite cat breed? i am somewhat not a cat person!!
35. Number of keys on your key ring? atleast 3 but theres more on it though!!!
36. How many years at your current job? baguhan lang....6 months
37. Favorite day of the week? any day basta day-off ako!!
38. How many provinces have you lived in? none..makati girl tapos naging LA girl na
39. How many countries have you been to? 3 philippines, australia, usa

now let me get to know you more...issa, lisa, maybelle, and sweetpea

February 2, 2008

oh my...

i forgot today is saturday...and i was supposed to post my photo-a-day...but i haven't even opened my camera for the whole week...i am really in this lazy mode right now... acutally i am schedule to work tonight..but my migraine came to visit me this afternoon and it was so bad that i was not able to catch some sleep this morning. I was just in bed the whole day, the pain is so much that even my extra strength tylenol is not working. and worst part of it even the light of the television or the computer is causing my migrane to get worst. and during this time my sweet husband bought me chinese food, for i was not able to cook dinner. then guess what happen....i don't know if it's the high dose of tylenol or just the chinese food...i had bad diarrhea on top of my migraine!!! so i am just a mess right now...already swallowed enough imodium that now i know will give me constipation by tomorrow!! aaahhh.....i think this is from the wishful thinking of my co-nurses...i could just hear them right now..."trinity why did you call-in-sick...now we need to cover your patients!!"

pair of sunglasses


Summer is always here and like l had mentioned before with out my contacts or eyeglasses, you can just consider me blind. The only problem I’m having right now is our vision coverage from the hospital only covers me for one frame and lens for 2 years. And since I used it for my everyday glasses, they will not be paying for my prescription sunglasses. I asked my optician on what it will cost me if I pay everything out of my pocket. And to my surprise it will cost me at least $300.00 for a pair! So I searched online and the best thing found Zenni Optical. They offer complete service for your eye wear needs. The good thing about them is the Zenni Optical $8 Rx Glasses. When I told me parents about this site they told me that this is such a great discovery: Zenni Optical!!

February 1, 2008

Feast One Hundred & Seventy Eight

Appetizer
What is your favorite kind of cereal?
****honey bunches of oats

Soup
When was the last time you purchased something for your home, what was it, and in which room did it go?
****does cloxor all-purpose disinfectant spray, glade plug-in airfresheners, and dawn diswasher liquid count? if yes then last friday!!

Salad
What is the funniest commercial you’ve ever seen?
****"head-on" it's some stuff that you apply in your forehead when you have headaches...it's so funny because for the whole commercial the only thing they say is "head-on....apply directly to your forehead..." and repeating that phrase about 4x!!

Main Course
Make up a name for a company by using a spice and an animal (example: Cinnamon Monkey).
**** taragon whale

Dessert
Fill in the blank: I haven’t ______ since ______.
**** I haven't been to magic mountain theme park ever since we moved here in Los Angeles some 6 years ago... (hopefully this summer, if i'm not pregnant!!)