Tuesday, June 8, 2010

so this is why i got scared (joke only)

At her very young age of one year and two months, I think somehow my toddler already knows how to pay attention. So, in many of our walks in the mooonlit night, I kept asking Dipdip this question, "Where's the star?" and then I would also teach her the answer "Star! (pointing my finger up in the sky)". I was amazed because each time I would ask her that question, I would instantly get an answer from her by pointing her finger up in the sky.

So, this is why I got scared hehehe... fast forward...

Monday, June 7, 2010

on hardware and hardships

What a title, hahaha!

Well, we just hit the hardware store today. My handyman husband wanted to change the oil of his motorcycle but he didn't have the tool to loosen its drain plug. Well, he desperately wanted to buy a whole set of wrench tools but we ended up buying only a piece of closed end wrench. It was so tempting to swipe the credit card to buy the whole set for him - after all, I really wanted him to have what he wished for especially because Father's Day is almost near but he didn't want me to do that because it's not really necessary to buy at the moment. When her sister was here, she gave him a monetary gift so he can buy himself some tools but my daughter almost ran out of milk and diapers and we're short of cash at that time, so off the money went to the baby's needs instead.

Now, I remember my uncle N when he said he just can't understand why many of us (including himself) would want to get married and end up having a hard time managing our finances. Well, I believe that even if you're single you'd still go through financial hardships, anyway. And if you ask me, married life is so wonderful. No amount of hardship can be so hard to face and solve when you're sharing it together, right? I also believe in the saying that "These too shall pass." Anyway, so much for these thoughts. I really hope I can save some blogging money so I can surprise hubby this month.

online shopping, shoes and better deals

Sometimes, when it comes to shopping for shoes, it would take you almost forever to find what you needed from your favorite store. You'd have to consider a lot of things like the design, the quality and the price before you buy. Sometimes, you'd hope for really good deals but you can't find any. If you're not lucky, you would end up not buying anything because the store that you went to didn't have the right size of shoes that you desperately wanted to have. That's quite a shopping dilemma, right? Well, if you don't have the time and the patience to go through all that, then maybe you can use a little online shopping.

If you're the online shopper type, as much as possible you would really want to get better deals. How is that possible? I've learned that the use of coupons can give you a few percent off the price on some items. Now I just remembered that when my aunt from New Jersey was here for two weeks to be with grandmother in time for her eighty-fifth birthday, she tried to shop for shoes at the mall. She was shocked to know how much we are paying for branded shoes here. She got all our sizes and promised to ship to us some shoes soon. I can't wait to tell her about the pair of shoes that I wanted to have at Shoes.com. I think it's way cheaper than the price she said she was willing to buy. She might just thank me if I'd tell her that she can use some Shoes.com coupon code to get a few savings on her purchase of shoes. Well, somehow I just knew she would go for it.

Friday, June 4, 2010

blogging from home (package arrived today)


Woohooo... I'm so happy today. I just received the book "blogging from home" by Janette Toral . This is part of the prize I've received from winning third place in the Make A Wish Blog Contest.

After two years of blogging, I thought I already learned a lot but I guess I still have a lot to learn especially on the aspect of monetizing blogs.This book is packed with a lot of ideas and information - all the good stuff!

Thanks, Janette Toral! You are truly an inspiration to us women, especially the mothers, who are blogging from home!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

baby talk (wanted: interpreter)

Does anybody know how to interpret what my one year old princess is actually talking about here? I can't seem to transcribe her words more clearly. For those who can give an interesting interpretation, I'm giving 100 EC credits. Is that a good deal? :-)



I am really amazed at how interested she is in communicating to us even though her words don't make any sense just yet. Oh, what a milestone!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

the need for a dining room set

When I was a child, my mom used to tell me that she really believed that dreams can come true and that if I really pray and wish to have something with all of my heart, I just might get it at the right time. What she had wished for at that time was a beautiful house with an orchard. We would take a stroll together and then we would stare at the exact house that she liked and then wished long and hard for it. Even though that dream never got fulfilled during her lifetime, I believe that her dream was more than fulfilled UP there.

Well, anyway, even though our house was nothing like the house that my mom dreamed about having, I still am thankful that we have settled here. My dream is for us to finally be able to make the improvements on it someday. Also, I've been wanting to get us a new Dining Room Set. I've seen the need to own one because when my in-laws or my family would come over, we could not get them properly seated during dinner time. It seems like it will take awhile to be able to finally turn that into a reality but I'll patiently wait for better times.
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