October 31, 2008
I took a lot of pictures of different creatures, spooky houses and inflated balloons. I had the good time with hubby seeing what I would want to see. I am looking forward next year for another good Halloween.
October 30, 2008
Before the existence of internet, postal mail is the common use to exchange thoughts from far across the globe or just within the country. When I was young, I remembered it could reach a month to go both ways. A message can be logged for weeks, months and to sum up, several messages in a year can be lost and not being written. Long distance relationship is hard to deal with. The intervention of internet makes communication far more advanced thus making certain individuals emotions bearable.
Online dating became so popular. Many site existed. They published people all around the world. You can read from the site different profile, and even getting the person’s interest, and wants. It’s easier to get an overview of a person and see how they described themselves. I did that to find the right guy for me. I got responses from different walks of life. I chose one who seemed to be a perfect gentleman. It took me a few weeks to know the person and we eventually ended up being together. We are married for 3 years now. I am lucky to be able to find my man.
True.com is one perfect example of a site guaranteed safe to find the right person. You can search for free. Many sites that I know of these days are registering a fee to browse the whole site. But with true.com you can explore as much as you can. Take your chances. Follow your heart. It will lead you the way.
October 29, 2008
Anyway, so much with that. Before the meal was served, the waiter served my pineapple express. It has some vodka and more with pineapple juice and my hubby's Merlot. I ordered Grilled Pork Chop where hubby got Seared Atlantic Salmon Fillet. My dish was okay not too overly powerful in taste but it's good enough. I don't have that feeling of wanting to taste it again. There are just some dish when you taste it, you have that feeling of ordering it again over a number of times. This dish didn't get me into that feeling. While my hubby's salmon was kind of small for the price. I thought it could probably they ran out of supply. Well, but it was okay as he said and his smashed potato was good. So at least it complimented. But it could be more good when it is really really good. Anyway, it's just another discovered restaurant we dined in. It's not pretty bad and the restaurant itself is cool. If you want to hear more Italian speaking people, you better dine in this.
We went inside and greeted by a concierge. In order to get to the castle, you must at least pay $15 dollars for wine tasting. It is not too bad than having a tour for an hour that will cost $30 each. So hubby and I paid our ticket for wine tasting and went to the wine tasting area. The area is at the ground so we passed brick of walls going down. It was so nice and cozy. There were a lot of sommelier scattered around the tables from center to outside of the wall. We had a welcome wine of Pinot Grigorio. It is not included of the 5 wines for tasting. We started with 2007 Chardonnay. It was good. Followed by 2007 Gioia (Joy-Uh) Rosato di Sangiovese and 2004 Merlot.
As per story of the sommelier, the castle was built for over 15 years. Majority of the bricks were handly made from Italy and other parts of the world. It is so cool to hear that story of how long it will take to build the castle. It was opened 2003 which was just not too long ago. I am so happy to have this privilege to see it.
October 26, 2008
We booked our stay in our time share in River Pointe. Cozy place and our first time to use the resort. Though hubby has been a member for long, it was our first try to use the very own resort he owned. It was a good time that someone made a cancellation 2 days before so were able to booked it. I liked the place it's like living a small house in a small village.
We can't live without trying restaurants and wine tasting. I will talk about it some other time. Right now I am kind of tired from my trip and did some work on my job too. So will back again tomorrow hopefully. I will add some photos too that I took.
October 25, 2008
I am fortunate that the person I married loves the beach. Oftentimes part of our travel is to go to a beach. This year we did travel to Asia. We went to see the beach but one thing I didn't enjoy was not able to go swimming. I missed that. Here in California, we go as much as we can to see the beach but the water is cold here so it's just part of site seeing. I missed to go swimming, feel the warm water and the waves crashing my body. I hope next time I can go to the beach and enjoy it.
I have been in the New Jersey a few months ago. My trip there was so nice. I met most of Joey’s family and relatives. We did some site seeing too. I had a marvelous stay there. One thing that I noticed, the real estate property there is cheaper than here in California. It is a bargain to buy a property there. While I was there, one of the relatives of Joey’s family bought a condo. We visited the place and it was so nice.
Being far away, it might be a good idea to look around New Jersey online. I found this site called Bruce Germinsky Realtor. It is like one of the search engine you can find. But, this site features more. They promote real estate in Monmouth County. I didn’t know where that is until I read the articles on the site. It is located in New Jersey but part of New York Metropolitan area. Mostly the household income there is among the highest rank in the US. Comfort living is the main focus and convenience for commuting to work. Living in this county is a good choice also better for businesses to use office space such as professional and medical class A. They have spaces for retail and shopping centers too. Whatever property you are searching for like commercial, high-end residential, oceanfront luxury condos, waterfront homes are just one of the many that this company is offering. Pay a visit, look what you can find. There’s no other realtor that provide services like this.
October 21, 2008
At my job today was slow. It's not the same compare last years volume of calls. It's like we are waiting for the rain to fall. The time to work in a slow phase is quite getting longer too. I hope calls will pick up soon and schedules will get better. Also one thing today, I hate one of the staff from the main office. She insulted me today while she wanted to get a schedule for her nephew that somehow I wasn't able to schedule. She wanted to have a quick reply on that. Liz was out of duty she's sick so I just told that nephew of hers to call back tomorrow to talk to Liz. I ended with the conversation with that guy fine but her reaction to that conversation was different. I am boiling with anger. I sent Liz an email about what happened. I will check tomorrow what could be her reaction to that.
Someday, the possibility of moving to a new place is likely to happen. My husband and I are trying to look for a dwelling place to move in at this point. When the time comes, we could find that very place. Our preference of decorating the house would be a taste of modern furniture. We like the feel of recent new set of style that modern designs bring.
If the place we find has more space to put things on, I think we will consider buying new items for every place and location we think that need staff for decoration. Our furniture right now is contemporary furniture which is not bad, but we rather want something new. It is so nice to know about the website store from Eroomservice. They offer different kinds of items from modern furniture, contemporary furniture and Italian furniture. I love their designs. I wish I could buy one from them. Right now, it isn’t possible yet. But, maybe someday I will buy the bedroom furniture first. Thereafter, I will try getting the designer furniture when money comes handy. It will be so cool to get one. I hope one day I can get all what I want in terms of decorating a home.
October 20, 2008
October 19, 2008
Local.com is a search engine site. I used this often. I started using this when it was introduced to me by one of my immediate supervisor at work. I was instructed to do some local research on businesses that are running in our area. She just told me to use this site and I could start from there. She mentioned that it is like using local yellowpages. I can search lots of businesses from local restaurants, stores and others which I am fond of doing. I assumed that it could be easy rather than using the big heavy phone book. I did what was instructed of me. I finished my task fast. Later on, I was appraised for the speed on my work and the number of data’s I got. The site was just too convenient I got all the information I needed.
To tell you in details what I did, I just typed in dry cleaners and city at the search sections. In my research I just need the address, phone numbers of each company and the hours of operations. It right away shows results. It was so fast I don’t have to wait. When you click on the name of the business it will direct you to its profile page and will show you details of their operation. It has a customer reviews too which give further information on how the businesses are running. I was pretty happy with how convenient it was for me to work on it.
My friend Myrabel is 7 months pregnant now. I am happy when she told me that she’s carrying her first unborn child. Our common friends are excited too for her. Next month, we will organize a baby shower party for her. Perhaps, it will be a surprise. Right now, I am looking for a gift to give for the baby.
I am contemplating what could be the best gift for her. She’s a mother to be that needs a lot of things from diapers, clothing, bedding items and nursery furniture. I decided that the latter could be a possible choice. I searched online to find good deals. I found Shopwiki out of luck. I searched through out the site. It directed me to the nursery furniture buying guide. There are so many products to choose from. They have cribs, bassinets, mattresses, beds, changing tables, toy chest, chair, dresser are just among the many products they carry. Right away, this is a good convenient store to shop. If you want to save time in doing your research on the product and services, look no further. Go for shopwiki, it will give you better deals and you can save more.
The second canon I have is the one I got as a wedding present. It's a Canon SD400 5mp. This time not a film but digital. No worries on film just to worry on the batteries life and the number of shots per SD. I remembered the moment I grabbed it in my hand. I was in the kitchen with my dad-in-law looking at the beautiful bouquet I have where I got no pictures of it. We were talking that time to have them keep it or preserved it for me I should say. Then hubby all of a sudden gave me a bag of box. He surprised me with this gift. I was so happy and I took pictures of the bouquet that I left that day in my in-laws house.
This 3rd picture is not a Canon but one of the products from Nikon. I have heard so many good reviews with this. It's a Nikon D80. Many amateur and starting photographers are using this. My wedding photographer in Cebu used this camera and the quality of pictures he took it at the occasion was so beautiful. That is the time where I am loving to get this. Maybe someday, have to save first or if lucky can get this for a gift. LOL!
October 18, 2008
Earlier today, hubby told me to give Jen a message that we will be coming so I sent her through yahoo, friendster and called her to make sure that she knew. We arrived 2:30pm. Steve and the new baby Spencer was outside when we parked across to their beautiful house. He greeted and acknowledge our presence and show us the way to the basement while holding and taking care of the baby. Their house is big and it's beautiful inside with it's interior design and layout. When I walked in, I saw the table of food and the lechon too. I saw Reyn and her kids outside while Jen was preparing the drinks. I greeted her and she was happy to see me and Joey. A few minutes, we ate and I had a good share of the lechon. It was good. The party was nice and the presence of the clown and the kids laughter made it memorable for Vanessa.
October 16, 2008
When you reached the age for retirement, you will consider moving to another country or any place that has low cost of living and a comfortable home to live with. I consider retiring early in the near future. I don’t know how I will achieve that goal but I am willing to make sacrifices to achieve that. To save is painful, but the glory of it can reach whatever financial plans I may have. It’s better to think about meeting that goal now rather than thinking about in later years. I don’t want to regret the time I have not doing anything. When there is time, do as much as I can. Time is very essential.
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October 15, 2008
Last September, I got a performance review and again I have my salary adjusted. Not too high but not too low for the job position I am handling. I wish it could be more monetary wise but it's a non-profit company you couldn't ask for more. I am happy now on what I am having. I will still hoping for a better pay with a different job area. Less than 2 years I got 50% increase from my starting pay.
My life changed when I grabbed a trip to Malaysia with friends. This happened 5 years ago. In the beginning we thought we could just stay for 2 weeks but decided to extend it and hope for the best. We auditioned one day to some of the hotels that we looked at. There was an opening for band members. We were thinking that perhaps we could find a job and get employed. We made our way to the auditioned. The hiring manager was interested to hire our group. But the saddest part, there could only be one. Out of luck, I was chosen and got the job. I was the only one that was picked from the three of us, so I was left behind. The two of them left and flew back to Cebu Philippines. As for me I stayed and worked really hard for the job. It was tough to live alone in a different country. My band mates were locals too. They spoke different languages, ate food not familiar to me, and did their own thing. It was a struggle but I learned to be independent as the time passed by. I became brave and strong to face the challenges. I transformed myself from being shy to become an entertainer.If there is a reason for change, you will eventually do it. My best friend was married last year to a very good person that I, myself could attest the person that he is. He experienced the challenge too from being away with her for 2 years to work in Taiwan. He is the perfect example of a person who is willing to make sacrifices for his loved ones. I always remembered him wearing his neatly trimmed hair. Until one day he cut his hair bald but still it looked good on him. He could be a good candidate for the October contest from
www.airnewzealand.com. They are looking for 30 adults to be shaved and tattooed to serve as cranial billboards in Los Angeles.
October 14, 2008
Today was kind of slow. My recycling paper work is on time too. We don't have so much delivery at the recycling site. Our collections at this point is getting slow. So at my spare time just browsing some other recycling companies on how they promote their e-waste pick ups. I just need some ideas so that in the near future when my boss will call me up for an idea I could have something to give him or something to talk about.
October 13, 2008
We walked in to the restaurant. Greeted by a gentlemen. The seats were cushion and very japanese style. It's nice and cool. The thing about chinese and japanese restaurant is their free tea. This restaurant has a good green tea. It's refreshing. After looking at their menu which I had a hard time comprehending. Well, of course words are written in Japanese and only some were in english. It's a common thing but it's a good thing to get some experience with different restaurants.
We orderd a starter of 3 pcs shrimp tempura and our main entree was beef teriyaki. The meal includes salad and miso soup. We were lucky because the starter was good, the soup and salad was delicious too. I was enjoying it. Also when the entree was served, it was so good. I am not sure with their sushi though. I am not a fan of sushi not even trying to eat it. My mind can't just grasp eating raw. It's my mental that keeps not trying. I just don't. If my mind can't take it, how much more with my stomach. I know how sensitive I could be with raw meat. To sum up this post, I would recommend this restaurant regardless if I haven't tried their sushi.
October 12, 2008
The show started with Salvador Santana Band. They're just an okay band. They are from the LA and one their vocals lived here in the bay. So it was his interest to play and of course to be the opener for Santana. How big you can get to play with a big star right? I can just imagine how great to play on stage when you will introduce the star. I used to be in the band before. I know how it feels when you will be a back up band to a very known artists.
Anyway, after an hour from the opening. Santana came out with his hat and his distinctive guitar. His amazing. His getting old now, but his music lives. He really plays so good and his band is so great. Each one of his band members played so well. Of course, you need to be a good talent when you will be working for Carlos. I had a good time with the concert. It is big for me because I like his music so much.
October 9, 2008
The US economy is getting bad. I read lots of companies laid off and filing bankruptcy. The stock market is at the lowest too where DOW proclaimed a loss of 600 just for a day. Just few days ago and watching news and read some articles, the ripple effect of the economy causes global financial change. It affected countries like Australia and Singapore who just announced recession. How far can this economy go wrong? Is there any solution for this economy? Will there be any progress in the near future? No one knows on when and how will this economy recover. I am hoping for the best for our future. I wanted to see the dollar go up and more buying power than other currencies. I may just be imagining for impossibilities but I am optimistic.
October 7, 2008
The first video I made using motion and scaling with premiere pro cs3. I need to do more with this software. I am pretty new about it, which somehow didn't give me the finish product that I intend to make. For now, I am happy what I am seeing and will take more editing time until I can create what I really wanted to achieve.
October 5, 2008
I want to share this to all bloggers who try to sneak in and read some of my written keepsake. I know it's hard to take time to do some blogging if time is crunched but if you got some time, take time to post this and this will be an award to all of you who take my friendship and likewise I am thankful to all of you for the kindness and the friendship.
Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.
Toss this smile along to your friends who brightened up your day
or those whose days you want to brighten up.
Each day is a wonderful reason to celebrate!
I got this tag from my friend Hazel. She's such a doll. Every moment I spent with her chatting and exchanging messages at multiply makes my day. Today, I feel better and my heart is blooming. So I grabbed this to spread to other friends of mine here who pays a visit.
Today, hubby and I went to Hometown buffet to eat for breakfast. I was stuffed. It was so good. I got my soup which I loved regardless if it's morning or what time of day. Some corned beef, ham, bacon, rice crispy, some sweets like ice cream how can that meal not make you happy? I got a full stomach out of that. Hubby got his egg omelette, and other sweets too. We were both satisfied. Next week again, another buffet of big breakfast.
October 4, 2008
The doctor then checked my toes. She said it's a corn. I will just buy an over the counter medicine at walgreens or any other pharmacy out there. It's nothing serious and she said people has it. I was just concern on the little toe. She advised that if it's getting me pain in the future, I will need to have a surgery. Tough word to heard it. I hope it will not get worst. Also with the corn, I hope the medicine that I am going to buy over the counter will hep too.
With Joey's case, he got a swelling below his knee cap. It's not certain if it's a lump or something so he was asked for an xray. The findings will be read on Monday and the doctor will call him for the result. I hope it's not bad. I hope for the better.
October 3, 2008
The last off I was with Ji-ann. Now I will going to see Ji-ann again. We talked on the phone and she will get me at 11am. We will have some lunch and also Judith will be there too. It will be much more fun hanging out with this two spontaneous friends. See you in a couple of hours and will let you know how our day has been.
October 2, 2008
Monday morning I came to work with a heavy feeling. I thought I could have a help from our newly employee Kim but my boss called me and told me she’s not working because she got a pinky eye. That’s a bummer. She had just her recent trip from southern California and now telling us that she’s sick. The agency called and told me that she got a fever. What kind of a statement is that? Who’s telling the truth? Before I spoke with her agency, my boss told me that she’s out. He got so much on her already. Deep inside I am happy because finally she will be out in the office.
Tuesday morning, I worked thinking that this could be a tough day for me since I will just be working alone. Kim showed up. I was surprised. My boss came after her and he was surprised as well. She came to her cube and after my boss talked to her in his office. Right then, I heard a very familiar screaming voice from her and blurting out how pissed she was holding a phone and I would assumed she talked with the agency people and after talked to her mom to picked her up.
I don’t know how to react that very instant but I felt pity on her part since the agency didn’t tell her the condition of her work status. I just didn’t mind it so I just continued what I was doing while later my boss approached me and said sorry about what happened. He never meant to let me see that situation. It was really a pity sight to have an employee fired. After few hours, Daniela came. She’s from the agency too. She didn’t know what happen. All she knew she was instructed to be at work today. It’s a fast change of event that day. My mind was twisted while joggling the phone and my deadlines.