Ding Images

I've been configuring the keyboard shortcuts for images like this ♥ and this ☼ and this ♫ only because I found them "cute". I didn't know this until I've searched and finally got it.

Here it is...

To create a smiley☺, press the alt key and 1
To create a heart ♥, press alt and 3
To make a diamond ♦, press alt and 4
To make a club ♣, press alt and 5
To make a spade ♠, press alt and 6
For a bullet •, press alt and 7
For a square bullet ◘, press alt and 8
To make a note ♫, press alt, 1 and 4
and to make a sun ☼, press alt, 1 and 5

That easy! :)

Me and My Child

I snag this tag from Vannie :D

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Rules :

1. Start Copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy”.
2. Choose the photo(s) of you and your child(ren) that you would like to share in your blog, with a small story/explanation about when and where the photo(s) was/were taken.
3. Add your blog name and url blog, then leave your url post in here. And I’ll add you to the Master List.
4. Please help spread this tag by tagging your friends as much as you can.
5. Please come back again to copy the update of the master list, often. This process will help new participants to get the same gains as the first participants.

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I'm posting this picture. This was taken last lazy Saturday afternoon. I was watching tv and my daughter and her yaya were playing "habulan". She was gigling and running around the house and when she was caught she eventually ran towards me. To my surprise, she quickly hugged me and gave a kiss on my shoulder. She was so sweet!

Friday Fill-Ins #3

  1. Birthdays are always special.
  2. Christmas is my favorite season because here in the Philippines, it means long vacation, parties and food!
  3. I feel my best when I'm rested and had enough sleep .
  4. Pasta is my favorite food!
  5. First impressions are long-lasting they say, and people are almost always surprise when they are mistaken.
  6. The best piece of advice I ever received was "to learn from the past, let go and move on".
  7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watching my favorite TV show, tomorrow my plans include attending a worship seminar or get my daughter a passport and Sunday, I want to feel lazy reading a book on my couch and rest!

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Want to add "Related Posts" in your site?

I've observed lately that most of the blogs I visit has this "Related Post" segment on each of their posts. I was curious how to do it here in blogger, since I think it's a plug-in for wordpress blogs.

I stumble upon djyano's blog and found a super easy steps on how to do it. Just follow his 4 easy steps and you'll be done! So blogspot user's check this out and see what this blogger hack can do to your blogs. :)

MQW5 - Perfect Age For Kids To Enter School

Mommastuff Question of the week:

For those who have kids who are already schooling, what
age did you child enter school? Do you think it is the right age?

For those who have kids who are not yet schooling,
what age will you enter your child to school? Why did you pick that

Like Momie Milet, I believe that it’s better to observe your children first if they are ready to go to a formal school because it depends really on the child. If he or she shows signs that they are ready, parents should be aware of it. As parents we should know how our children develop emotionally and intellectually since it will be our gauge in determining their readiness. .

Jaden’s development is slightly above normal based from her pedia’s observation. But I think she’s still enjoying this stage of exploration. I enrolled her last summer at Kindermusik and as I’ve observe she’s still playing. She’s not completely focusing on the lessons during the class but she remembers their songs and actions when we do reviews at home. Kindermusik made her appreciate music more. Socially, she’s okay naman. She knows how to mingle and play with other kids. For now, my goal is for her to learn her ABCs and numbers correctly. Her ABC is jumbled when she sings it but when she recites it she can recite correctly. She can also point letters A, B, and H when she sees it. As for the numbers, she knows how to recite it in English and Filipino.

In summary, I think proper age will be when she turns three or four.

Friday Fill-Ins #2

  1. A smile is a great way to brighten my day.
  2. Scrabble is my favorite board or card game.
  3. I would love to have more blessing in my life and less stress.
  4. When I think of the Summer Solstice, I think of the beach and summer escapades.
  5. I just remembered I need to call my daughter's pedia to confirm our visit tomorrow.
  6. One of my favorite song lyrics goes like this: I've been living with a shadow overhead...I've been sleeping with a cloud above my bed.
  7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to our rehearsal for our Sunday Service, tomorrow my plans include playing with my daughter and Sunday, I want to have time to read a book and rest!
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Cool PC Gadgets

Spruce up and brighten your office with this cool gadgets!!

GE introduces a new innovation of computer mouse. Make browsing and clicking easier with this mini wireless mouse. Its autolink technology automatically links mouse to receiver, and its micro receiver plugs into any USB port. There is no mouse ball or moving part to skip, get dirty or break down, and its quiet scroll wheel allows for smooth scrolling and zooming. Its patented power saving technology conserves battery when not in use and its wireless USB receiver stores right inside the mouse for easy transport. 1000 DPI optical technology provides pinpoint accuracy on almost any surface.

Another innovative product from GE is this:

A rotating USB hub! Its two cubes rotate to accommodate oversized USB plugs and route USB cables into different directions. Its optimized for high speed USB 2.0 and is backward compatible with UBS 1.1. It also features an LED power indicator. Great for connecting all USBs you've got!

I'm not quite sure if its already available in the Philippine market but these are great gadgets, right?

I'm a great listener

I found this test and I tried it. I was surprised to see the result. Hmm...maybe I'm a great listener the reason why most of my friends and my sisters come to me for advises. This is one great thing to know. One good trait to keep! :)

You Are a Great Listener

You are the perfect person to talk to.

You are patient, empathetic, and encouraging.

You provide subtle, but important, feedback.

You let people say everything that needs to be said before you weigh in.

I hate being late

Not that I’m late today, I arrived before 9am but that’s not my usual time in. Blame it to the traffic. Yes. Bakit ba kasi ang traffic sobra sa Pilipinas?

I was up at 6:30, late from my usual waking up time…why? Blame it to my alarm clock who didn’t rang on time (or maybe I didn’t set it right), and my daughter having her nightly tantrums (kaya nanaman puyat), and the dream I had (about my hubby kaya napasarap ang tulog).

When I arrive at the shuttle station (it’s 7:20 am) there’s already a long queue of passengers...and there are no shuttles around (kawawa ang passengers going to makati pa, buti nalang Ortigas lang ako), so I had no choice but to wait for a unit to arrive. But no unit came until 8:00am. Buti na lang Mang Pol arrived. He’s also an employee somewhere in Ortigas who owns a Tamaraw FX car, and picks up passengers to ride with him on his way to work. Thank God. So, I hopped in.

When we reached Libis going to C5, the road is already jam packed. Julia Vargas is the same. Kung kelan ka naman nagmamadali! Haaaayyy….

Not that heavy traffic is my best reason for being late but I am just thinking…What is really the root cause of the heavy traffic in the Philippines? Is it the LTO for not setting accurate road rules? Is it some of the MMDA and Police officials for their continuous acts of extortion and wrong motives of “panghuhuli”? (sometimes kasi they are the ones causing the delay of traffic flow) Is it the government? The undisciplined commuters? Or is it the private vehicle owners and those elites who own numbers of cars and continuously buy cars that clog our tiny-winy streets?

I think this is a fact --almost every Filipino wants to own a car. But what if yes, each of us owns a car? And those old and dilapidated ones are never let go and still running on our roads? Cars all over our streets....can you imagine what will happen 10 or 15 years from now?

Whatever the cause of this problem, I think we should think about how we can help in our own little ways to solve it. This is one of the images our country projects which is not really GOOD! Oh well…

Friday Fill-Ins #1

  1. Owning an Air Book is high up on my bucket list.
  2. My favorite quote is Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised; it's from Proverbs 31:30 of the Bible.
  3. Members of WaW inspired me to start blogging.
  4. Strawberries are best when chilled or when made into sweet strawberry jam.
  5. Going back to school and meeting my college classmates is in the last dream I remember having.
  6. The most enjoyable time to go for a walk is during late afternoon with hubby, walking with me.
  7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to snuggling with mydaughter, tomorrow my plans include visiting my daughter's pedia and Sunday, I want to celebrate father's day and eat out!

A little bit of humor

I'm having a really busy day...I felt like needing a time out so I check my other blog and saw tag from the working mom, inviting me to join the PPBC. I followed the link she gave and it brought me to her post-question of the month. I scroll down the comment section and saw the comment from earthlinggorgeuos...already done with her post. I'm kinda curious about her post so I followed the link. It brought me to her blog and reading her posts put a smile on my face. I borrowed one of them coz it turn me back to my happy mode :) Thought of sharing it to you!

Once upon a time there lived a king. The king had a beautiful daughter, the PRINCESS. But there was a problem. Everything the princess touched would melt.

No matter what; metal, wood, stone, Anything she touched would melt. Because of this, men were afraid of her. Nobody would dare marry her. The king despaired. What could he do to help his daughter?

He consulted his wizards and magicians. One wizard told the king, "If your daughter touches one thing that does not melt in her hands, she will be cured."

The king was overjoyed and came up with a plan next day, he held a competition. Any man that could bring his daughter an object that would not melt would marry her and inherit the king's wealth.


The first brought a sword of the finest steel. But alas, when the princess touched it, it melted, and t he prince went away sadly.

The second prince brought diamonds. He thought diamonds are the hardest substance in the world and would not melt. But alas, once the princess touched them, they melted. He too was sent away disappointed.

The third prince approached. He told the princess, "Put your hand in my pocket and feel what is in there."

The princess did as she was told, though she turned red. She felt something hard. She held it in her hand. And it did not melt!!!

The king was overjoyed. Everybody in the kingdom was overjoyed. And the third prince married the princess and they both lived happily ever after.

Question: What was in the prince's pants?

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M&M's of course. They melt in your mouth, not in your hand!

Tails of summer

It was declared holiday last Monday in liue of June 12's Independence day..
It's a hot day so instead of enduring the humid day inside the house, I decided to take my daughter to a nearby resort and took a splash in the cool waters. I also took my niece and brother.

It seems to me a private pool which is good because the children enjoyed it. There's only one group who was there with us, who seems to be celebrating the birthday of one family member.

Anyway...we had fun although we're there only until 3pm.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Got this tag from Milette:

Let us help spread the awareness on the ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ month of June. Please help convey the importance of regular examination and early detection of breast cancer in order to catch this disease when it first erupts, maximizing the chance of survival and recovery.

These are some facts I got from Cancer Research web site. How many people survive breast cancer?

  • More women are surviving breast cancer than ever before
  • Breast cancer survival rates have been improving for more than twenty years
  • In the 1970s around 5 out of 10 breast cancer patients survived beyond five years. Now it’s 8 out of 10
  • Breast cancer survival rates are significantly higher among women from the most affluent areas compared to women living in the most deprived areas
  • Breast cancer survival rates are better the earlier the cancer is diagnosed
  • Around 9 out of 10 of women diagnosed with stage I breast cancer survives beyond five years. This drops to around 1 out of 10 diagnosed with stage I

So I advise women out there to have their breasts checked if they feel something wrong with it. It doesn’t matter if it’s a false alarm, an unnecessary worry on your part. What is important is that you’re doing your part in preventing it.

Help spread awareness. You can help the lives of many women by spreading the word about The Breast Cancer Site. If The Breast Cancer Site receives 8 million clicks on the pink button in June, their premier sponsor -Bare Necessities- will donate $10,000 for more free mammograms. CLICK the pink button today

How to put signature on your posts

Sorry for a slight hiatus...I've been redesigning and reconstructing my other blog, that's why. And it's now up and running and I just love the new look. Anyways, I'm back and I am just amazed of the things I've learned these past few days. Thanks for the inputs of Amy of Split Decisionz. She had helped me a lot on blogging tricks, techniques, etc.

I learned something and I wanted to share it with you if ever you haven't tried this yet. Notice my signature below? I've done it with the help of Mylivesignature. If you want to put signature on every post you make but don't have the time to create your own signature image in photoshop, you might want to try this site. It's really easy. Once you're done with your image, you can upload it to an image hosting site like photobucket and get your image code.

Now, to add the signature on your posts:
  1. Copy your signature's HTML code
  2. Log into your blogger account
  3. From your Dashboard choose "settings"
  4. Choose formatting
  5. Scroll down to where it says "post template" to the left of a text box
  6. Paste the code into the box
  7. Save settings
Whoala!! you now have that gorgeous signature every time you post.

100% Smarter than a 5th Grader

You are 100% Smarter than a fifth grader.

You are smarter than a fifth grader. no doubt. There is no need for you to retake school. Keep on doing your brain excersise like sudokus and crossword puzzles, and you'll soon be smarter than a sixth grader! Good work!

are you smarter than a fifth grader?
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