Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
While browsing through the different websites that tackles about home, I saw a list of every Virginia home builders available. I think every state in US must have a list of respective home builders of their own but I got curious on how a new home Virginia would look like. It seems that they are more into a country approach and most of the houses are bigger which mean it should be situated in a big lot.
I wonder if the Richmond new homes have a combination of modern and country style type of house. Oh well, I bet there are other websites where I can get an idea and inspiration. For the meantime, I'll just have to hold on to my dream and think of ways to make it into a reality :)
Last night hubby and I watched the highly-anticipated movie Twilight at G4. As expected a lot of people went to watch it's first day of opening.
I had a hunch that a lot of girls/women will react to the movie while watching it and they surely did :) Let's just say that they let everybody in the cinema know their presence...hehehe. I find it funny and amusing but nevertheless that's the reason why the movie was such a hit.
Prior to watching the movie, I've read lots of reviews from different sources and they all have the same rant - the sequence of the scenes, the effects (speed of vampires), the houses that were used, the alteration of some scenes and script (I feel the same way but there's an explanation for all of it).
My verdict is a rate of 3.5 out of 5. I don't like the camera moving in circles during the forest and meadow scene. It made me dizzy. Also, the effects that was done to make the impression of an unbelievable "speed" was lacking but then they are working on a budget which makes it difficult for the director to make it smooth sailing like Superman...hehehe.
Good thing that the actors and actresses did a good job in portraying the characters in the book. Some say that it was supposed to be a love story but turns out as a comedy when you watched it (yeah, you will laugh on most of the scenes). Oh well, it's due to the fast pace approach of the director. Some scenes that are cheesy romantic were not included whereas in the book, it's very detailed. Can't blame Hardwicke for doing that since you have to squeeze a 500 pages in 2 hours so naturally the movie will not totally reflect what was written by the author. That was the same case with HP although they have an advantage in the special effects department.
Regardless, it was a good movie. I got entertained and of course I still want to watch it but this time it will be on DVD. My hubby on the other hand thought that the movie was pretty okay. He congratulated Rob and Kristen for their good acting skills. He didn't read the book yet but I encourage him to do so.
Hopefully the sequel, New Moon will have improvements. Obviously this time, Summit will splurge on giving them the budget that they need. By doing so, the second movie will make-up for the flaws of Twilight. Luckily, the director will chose the scenes needed more carefully for it's viewers. I'm pretty sure this time, they can pull it off well ;)
It's a known fact that Thanksgiving is given much importance in America compared to Xmas. Turns out that this federal holiday is known as the harvest festival which marks the time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. It's also the time for them to bond with their families.
The star for this festive celebration is none other than the good 'ole turkey. That's why Thanksgiving is also called the Turkey Day. Side dishes for the turkey are mashed potatoes w/ gravy, sweet potatoes and sweet corn to name a few.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Back then, the VJs were Mike, Jamie, Nadya and Gi then she was replaced by Donita.
Now, I'm not the avid viewer as I used to be. I'm more hooked into TV series and Ellen...hehehe. But one thing remains, I heart music and it will stays that way.
#10 Bliss Super Minty Soap N Scrub ($30)
#9 Boots Mediterranean Body Scrub ($9.99)
#8 Victoria's Secret Secret Garden Stimulating Body Scrub ($9)
#7 Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa Need a Margarita Citrus Body Scrub ($13.50)
# 6 Origins Spice Odyssey ($27.50)
#5 Bath and Body Works true Blue Spa Take Your Sweet Time Creamy Body Polish ($13.50)
#4 The Body Shop Shea Body Scrub ($10)
#3 Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliating Cream ($20)
#2 Origins Ginger Body Scrub ($30)
#1 The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Spa Salt Scrub ($28)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
My sister's boyfriend told us that a new specs cost Php 1,500-2,000. Not sure if the price applies until now. I wish we have the same $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses offered by Zenni. Imagine, $8 convert it to pesos, that will be 400! Cheaper but stylish.
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#10 Invest in jewels, antiques, arts, etc.
-> I dont' have expensive jewelries or arts to be honest. The only thing that is expensive that I'm wearing is our wedding band
#9 Invest in Pre-need Plans
-> I have one plan left. Originally, I have 2 plans but I decided to let go of the other one and have a refund instead. I'll probably get another one in the future when hubby finds a stable job.
#8 Invest in foreign currencies
-> No need to explain. It's self-explanatory
#7 Be an Entrepreneur
-> A lot of people are into this. Proof is the various online shops in multiply where I usually bought items for personal and as gifts. Even students are business minded nowadays.
#6 Invest in Real Estate
-> This is my ultimate dream... having our own house and lot. The value of a real estate keeps on getting higher as years passed so you have the option to sell it in the future in case you decided to migrate on other countries. The problem is it's tough to sell real estates esp with the economic crisis nowadays
#5 Invest in Stock Market
-> I'm planning to invest soon. Today, most of the stocks are in it's cheap rates but the risk is you'll never know if they will go up or continue to go down.
#4 Invest in Bonds
-> I don't have much info about this though I heard of it before. I forgot how they explain it on TV
#3 Bank Deposits (Savings, Time Deposits, etc)
-> Naturally, this is for keeping your money safe for the time being while you're not using it. That's why banks don't offer high interest for saving accounts. It's sole purpose is for you to save money and used it in the future.
#2 Mutual Funds
-> I heard about this last year. W@Wies are talking about this stuff and planning to attend a seminar. I was not able to attend though and I forgot how this one works but I'm interested to engage in this kind of investment too
#1 Debt Reduction
-> Which is the very first thing that we should all do before investing. As much as possible try to lessen the debts from loans, credit cards, etc. Otherwise you will surely loose control in your finances. And I'm starting to do little by little. My goal next year is to get rid one credit card
Monday, November 24, 2008
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC:
1. "Twilight," $70.5 million.
2. "Quantum of Solace," $27.4 million.
3. "Bolt," $27 million.
4. " Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa," $16 million.
5. "Role Models." $7.2 million.
6. " Changeling ," $2.6 million.
7. " High School Musical 3: Senior Year ," $2 million.
8. " Zack and Miri Make a Porno ," $1.7 million.
9. "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," $1.67 million.
10. "The Secret Life of Bees," $1.28 million.
Final figures will be released on Monday. (http://www.mediabynumbers.com/)
Plus, I want to share this email from Rob and Kristen themselves released by Summit (thanks to Paola for sharing it in twilight saga group):
Looks like we will be seeing more from Edward and Bella in the next coming years ;)
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Here in Manila the auto body shops city of industry is located in Banawe Avenue in Quezon City.
If you happen to go in that area, you will likely to see the different auto shops offering a wide selection of auto parts for sale. Of course they can provide repair as well if I'm not mistaken. I've been to this place just once and it happens to be late at night so I didn't get to see the stuff they are selling.
Compared to the authorized service center of different manufacturers, auto parts are relatively cheaper here. No wonder that most car owners prefer to drop by this place first to check out the shops.
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That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.
And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship’s flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.
And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship’s flower will bloom for you.
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Happy Weekend! Ü
|The Keys to Your Life|
Anything good in your life comes from boldly confronting the darkness.
Illusions are dangerous, and you benefit from seeing the world as it truly is.
Anything bad in your life comes from other people trying to bring you down.
Others often see you as a threat, and there are some people who are jealous of all your strengths.
Aside from the fact that it's been some time since I went there, I also have to reformat the PC to fix the problem with an internet connection. Tech support from Smart Bro told my sister last week that reinstallation of the OS is needed. Prior to this, we were told that the LAN card needs to be replaced by a different technician. That left me doubtful because they just replace it a few months back and it's not even a year and we need to replace it again?! We were actually requesting for an onsite tech to check the problem since troubleshooting over the phone will do no good. Nobody in my grandma's house is techy. Stubborn and incompetent tech support of SmartBro. They keep on insisting to troubleshoot first! Ugh! My aunt is so pissed off and by December she will finish the contract of their internet services and switch to another. Not sure which one it will be.
Since I'm the only one who knows more about computers, I need first to backup the files and do the reformat and installation of XP. Sigh!
At least it will be totally clean. No virus, no spyware, no malwares, etc. I just hope this will do the trick in order to have an internet connection even just for a couple of weeks.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
My sister on the other hand is the exact opposite of my program. She has to loose some pounds since she's a little bit overweight. Before she was thinking of having a treadmill of her own but we all know that kind of equipment is pretty pricey.
Guess, she'd better have to settle going to the gym or in the future when she can afford to have one, she can check different treadmill manufacturers and look for an affordable and durable one (like the one on the left which cost US$ 100).
After all, we want our money to be spent well.
Curiosity got the best of me so I decided to check the link and see for myself. Voila! Indeed it was a legit site and they are giving away free Almond Star Cookies (well that was the choice of the sender for me). I think it was a new product and this is their way of marketing it.
Apart from the cookies, there is another option which is the Chocolate Chip Almond Biscotti. You just have to select it as the treat to be given away to your friends.
Start spreading these newest delicacies from Delifrance. Be someone's Secret Santa! Ü
Btw, I redeem my treat in Delifrance Insular (Makati). All you have to do is register then a coupon will be emailed to you. You just have to print it out and look for a Delifrance crew whose wearing a Santa hat to get your free treat until; December 7, 2008 ;)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Lastly is the television. In my parent's home we have the CRT TV and the flat screen one. Before CRT TV is the in thing until flat screen came and conquer the hearts of everyone. Today, all I see in the appliances store are different sizes of LCD TV. Before it was pretty expensive but now, prices starts to get lower and be competitive with other brands.
It will be a matter of years for the things that we have now to be more high-tech and sophisticated. Let's wait and be surprise on what's in store for us in the future.
When shopping for Christmas presents especially now with the ongoing financial crisis, there are two things that I consider:
(1) budget-friendly (cost)
(2) the gift is fit/right for the person
So far, it's easy to find gifts for the girls(female) compared to boys(male). Thus, I still haven't gotten any for my godsons. But I actually have some things in mind and I'm planning to purchase them on the next payday Ü
I was preparing spaghetti for hubby when the fire in the stove went off. I have a feeling that we don't have a gas in the tank. I was in the middle then of cooking the pasta noodles.
Since I have no choice, I woke up hubby and asked him to detach the regulator/hose from the tank while I called the supplier. Luckily they are open considering it's 7:30am.
I was worried for the pasta noodles but hubby think of a solution buy transferring the noodles to the rice cooker :D
I have to hand it to him, it worked and the noodles were saved! Ahahahaha!
Luckily, the delivery of the gas tank took less than 10 mins. The gas tank that was used up lasted for 6-7 months. I hope the new one will last for that long as well ;)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Guess I've been watching too much animated films thinking that all the animals are tamed and domesticated...hehehe. If there are such kinds of lion and tiger, I wouldn't mind having them for a pet =P
Monday, November 17, 2008
“Don’t let the Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship die. May God richly bless you as you keep this candle burning. Pass it on to all your Friends and to everyone you love.”
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Here is the list of the Spas that made it to their Top 10 choice:
#10 North Haven Spa (Baguio City)
The spa that first to offer Strawberry Scrub and used Indigenous method of massages in the Philippines.
- 1 hour of their Combination Massage (Shiatsu, Swedish and Thai) cost Php 450
#9 Sanctuario Spa (Malate)
A spa right in the heart of Manila.
- 1 hour of their Full Body Reflexology cost Php 780
#8 Sonya's Garden Spa (Tagaytay)
Aside from their restaurant and garden, there are other reasons to visit Sonya's and one of them is their Spa.
- 1 hour of Sonya's Signature Massage cost Php 785
# 7 Ylang-Ylang Spa (Pearl Farm Resort in Davao)
The spa in Davao's famous resort. I'm sure locals and foreigners alike will love the pleasure of being pampered on the beach.
- 1 hour of their Signature Massage cost Php 850
#6 Amezcua Wellness Center (White Plains QC)
They are the first modermized medical equip spa in the Philippines.
- 1 hour of their Swedish Massage cost Php 900
#5 The Spa (Libis)
The branch in Libis is the first branch of The Spa and they offer Bachelor and Shower party packages for future grooms and brides! Not sure if it's available in all The Spa branches.
- 1 hour of their Swedish, Shiatsu and Depp Tissue Massage in Premier Villa cost Php 1,400 each.
#4 Tirta Spa (Boracay)
Tirta is the Hindu word for "Holy Water".
- 1 1/h hour of Tirta Signature Massage, Tirta Hilot and Thai Massage cost Php 2,750 each.
# 3 Mandala Spa and Villas (Boracay)
A resort villas that offer spa services and yoga. Perfect getaway for the body and soul.
- 1 hour and 35 minutes of Mandala Signature Spa cost Php 2,850
# 2 The Spa at Mandarion Oriental Manila
The topf 2 floors of Mandarin Oriental Manila in Makati City is solely dedicated for their Spa Haven. They also provide customized spa treatment for every client by filling out forms. By the client's answer, they will suggest the treatment that is right for you.
- 1 hour and 20 mins. of their Signature Massage cost Php 3,388
#1 Chi-Spa (Edsa Shangrila Hotel)
The only spa for Edsa Shangril chain of hotels.
- 1 hour and 15 mins of Chi Balance cost Php 3,800.
Can't wait to be relax this coming holiday season! Ü
Friday, November 14, 2008
Date: August 19, 2008
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: A-Venue Suites
Food and Drinks: c/o A-Venue
Lights and Sound systems: c/o A-Venue
Party Theme: MTV Awards (Hollywood style/Semi-formal)
Attendees: 155 (that's the largest number of employees who will attend for a Xmas party in our company's history)
Office Decor Theme: Winter Wonderland
Time for me to think of what I'm going to wear for this event. The committee plans to have a red carpet and wall of fame just like the ones in Hollywood. I'm going to start checking out the Hollywood websites for "inspiration". ;)
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