Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cooped Up

Thanks to Roman May

I love being able to stay at home with the kids but it is hard finding ways to occupy myself all day long. It’s a far more boring existence than I thought it would be and though I waste a lot of time watching direct tv movies I also feel a real nagging to do something with my mind. I used to write in my spare time and I’ve been thinking of taking that up again but you know, it’s tough to jump back into that after a long absence. It’s hard to feel good about what you’re writing when you haven’t written in so long and I’m worried that I’m not as good as I thought I was when I first got started. Anyway, I love being with the kids but I wish they were able to have more intellectual conversations with me. I don’t know what I’m going to do when they go off to school and I’m here alone 6 hours every day - that’s when I’m going to get really stir crazy!

Monday, December 19, 2011

LG DoublePlay

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG DoublePlay™ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Cellphone is now become the most ideal way to communicate our friends and loved ones. As years passed by, lots of companies produced different kinds of cellphone units or models each and every year.  We came across to have the simple down to very high-tech one.


I, myself consider as one of the millions of people patronizing cellphones ever since I own one. I was planning to change my phone to a qwerty one since this one has been talked about by everyone else. I’ve searched for the most ideal one yet very affordable price as I can’t afford to buy those expensive ones and I eventually end up having the best one. I had bought LG DoublePlay™ with me and this phone really made me empress. It has features that you wouldn’t believe because of its price. This phone has 4G capable that allows you to browse web, download content from the internet, and stream media faster through T-mobile’s4G network. It also features messaging that includes social networking and of course what makes this impressive is that, it has a dual touch screen aside from being a QWERTY itself.

I usually use my laptop since I do work online and I only seldom use my phone in texting since I’m quite busy working. But with this all new LG DoublePlay™ I can do all my task and wants at the same time that made this phone even cooler! This phone really makes my life easier whenever and wherever I go!

Just a simple survey from you guys.

1.       How many hours do you spend texting or engaging with your Social Network using your phone?

2.       If you would be given the chance to own this phone, how do you think does LG DoublePlay would change the way you text or interact with your Social Network?

What you guys thinking? I hope to hear your answers.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

How to Pick the Right Translation Agency

There are many translation agencies to choose from if you’re looking for good Russian translators. You can find these people listed in the web or even the yellow pages. However, when you have decided to hire an agency for your translation needs, how do you pick the right one? How can you be sure that the agency you’ve contacted will help you with everything you need?
Well, when choosing an agency that provides Russian translation services, the number one factor you should look out for is quality. You must keep in mind that these companies offering translation services compete against each other by offering the cheapest fees for their services. However, cheap doesn’t always equal quality in this case. Yes, you might have save a lot by getting the services of a certain company, but their translations are obviously mechanical and don’t seem to be written by real human beings.
Of course, price plays an important role when choosing a company, given that you also have a budget to consider. Hence, it’s advisable to compare prices first and get quotes from different agencies before you settle on one. Nevertheless, don’t choose a Russian translation company just because they offer affordable rates.
Read feedbacks and testimonies from past customers to gauge the quality of a company’s service. Try to investigate about the company and see if their translators speak the Russian language natively. Be wary if they don’t, because there’s a big possibility that they’re only using online tools for translation. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Shopping For Furniture at Cymax

My husband and I really wanted to have a simple dining set in our apartment. We didn't purchase one since we don't have anymore space. We are using our counter top with three stools for eating for almost 9 months now and we feel like we really need to have one soon especially when we see the products of CymaxI guess purchasing a small one like the photo below will fit in our small apartment and just good enough for the family of four. I love this dining table set with counter height, the color is perfect and the motif was just right for our simple apartment.

Coaster Moreland 5 Piece Counter Height Dining Set in Cappuccino

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Having Cancer as a New Mom Changed My Life

Guest post by: Heather Von St James

“It takes a village” is a saying I’m sure most of you have heard. This phrase is one that I came to know and live as I battled cancer just a few short months after my daughter, Lily, was born. The support of my family and close friends helped me to get through this very difficult time and showed me who and what are most important in life.

My pregnancy was an uneventful one. Our daughter was born on August 4th 2005, by C-section due to her breech position. She and I were both healthy and our little family couldn’t be happier. We were quickly surrounded by our village; my family, my husband’s family and many close friends. We were completely unprepared for the news we would soon receive.

Soon after Lily was born it was time for me to return to work. I was part owner of a successful salon company, and I ran one of the salons. I found out I would be changing salons and helping to take over management at a different location; and although my workload would be lighter, I was not thrilled about the change. Like many new mothers, I was also having a hard time leaving Lily. When I started experiencing fatigue, breathlessness and a lack of energy; I attributed my symptoms to being a tired new mom. When I began to lose weight rapidly, however, I knew it was time to see my doctor.

On November 21, 2005, after X-rays and a variety of other tests; I was diagnosed with malignant
pleural mesothelioma. I had been exposed to asbestos as a child and now, thirty years later, I found out I had mesothelioma.

Like many mothers, I was concerned more about my baby and my little family than I was about myself. When I heard the news that I would have just 15 months to live without
treatment; I thought about my family living life without me and I knew I had to do everything I could to fight my cancer.

In January, my husband and I traveled to Boston where I underwent extensive cancer treatment. During this time Lily stayed with my parents. This is when our village came through and supported us through a very challenging time. My parents went from grandparents to full time caregivers; and children I used to baby-sit when I was a teenager who were now adults volunteered to help my parents by babysitting Lily.
My husband and I were also surrounded by a village of new friends in Boston who supported us as I went through treatment and recovery, and as we kept in touch with our growing daughter through pictures.

This experience has shaped our lives so much. I learned who my true friends are, came to appreciate my supportive friends and family, and learned how important it is to embrace life and to feel thankful for all of the good in my life. As trying and difficult as this experience was; I am thankful for all of the good that has come from it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

We Need a Family Dentist

It's been 8 months now and it feels like only yesterday when we arrived here in Ar. My kids enjoying everything here, the school, the new house, new friends, new friends and even the new weather! Compared to me, I am still adjusting with the cold weather. I feel like I am going to be sick always when winter comes plus I am having tooth-edge pain! This is gonna be my number one problem. I really need to see a dentist! I am also worrying about my kids, I am not sure if they are going to experience tooth-edge too. I am looking for a Dentist websites and whoa, the services here are really costly! I am wondering if it's because they are paying Dental practice websites and some Dentist marketing people to promote their business that's why it's a little bot pricey but I guess not. Most of the services like this in America are really expensive so you better have a health card to get discounts and some privileges. Like I am always saying, over and over, I still need to get a job for us to be able to get a health insurance. For now, We really need a family dentist before winter comes.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Shopping For More!

I am always excited every time I purchased online. I know I have to wait about 4 weeks or sometimes more than that but I am still patiently waiting and keep on ordering especially in Zulily, my favorite online store! :) I am so happy my Black Viola Boots finally arrived! Just a simple comfort shoes for winter.
Here's some of the photos I took yesterday. I didn't able to use it yet that's why I don't have a photo with this boots yet. I love it, it's so soft and comfortable! I love to buy more boots with different colors and styles.
I search online for affordable boots and I have seen so many kind unfortunately I can't buy them yet this month. I saw some  Miz Mooz Soren and  Old Gringo shoes too but those are not really my type of boots even if they are nice. Actually, I have an aunt who love to wear such boots and it's very reliable boots for they are very durable. I am not sure if the boots I bought were durable, it's my first time to buy boots so I have no idea yet. I wish they are coz they are a bit costly to me.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Watching Wedding Shows

The article written by Victor Flowers

I’ve been spending so much money these last few months getting everything together for this wedding. What was really fun and exciting at the beginning ended up being more of a hassle than anything else and at the end of the day I really wish I’d just eloped like all my friends told me to do. I got direct tv for the house so I could watch all my weddings shows and I’ve been constantly meeting with florists and photographers and whatnot who all need deposits and money down and payment up front. I wouldn’t even mind paying them but it’s hard writing so many checks when you don’t even have anything to show for it yet! My fiancĂ© thinks I’m crazy for spending so much money on one day of our lives but I want to make it perfect and special and I just don’t think he understands how expensive that is to do. These things cost money, that’s what I keep telling him until he listens!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hepa Shots

Before we move here in USA, I made sure my kids got all vaccines they need a year ago. I did that because they need it in school - a complete vaccination. But aside from being a requirement, I always wanted to make sure my kids are safe from any viruses and bacteria spreading so fast nowadays. I don't wanna take the risk so I'd rather spend a penny for it than to feel sorry when they get sick.

Back in the Philippines, my mother told me that my brother is positive in Hepa so he didn't pass the medical requirements for his job. He is now taking some laboratory test to make sure he don't have any cancer stem cells coz they said it could be cancerous after a few years so we wanted to make sure about his condition. After his laboratory, my brother and his family and so with my mom will also undergo laboratory test due to the fact that they are all living in the same house and it has high possibility that one of them has hepa too. I hope they are all gonna be fine especially the kids.

Shopping for my Angels

I am not sure if this clothes are good enough for Winter, just saw them online and I find them affordable. I am hoping these are nice and good enough for winter. These are Winter Jackets for my daughter and son and a pair of boots for my daughter.