Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rainy Days



Got nothing to do, and the rain was pouring hard outside. So I went out, just to feel and smell the soothing scent of the rain. Then I noticed this fly, soaking wet, and probably enjoying every drop just as I do.

I really thank God for the ra
in, coz after the long heat, it's very relaxing to bask in its freshness. And of course I'm very grateful for the gift of water, even though it's very muddy outside.



This is a very lovely picture of the flower, minus the fly LOL...

Friday, November 27, 2009

You Gotta See This

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Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon




After two years of going on our separate ways, trying to reach for our dreams in our own little ways, Myself, Liza, Xenia, and Gemma "most popularly known as Madam" finally got together to watch the sequel of the sensational hit movie "Twilight". The movie "New Moon" served as a means for us to reconnect with one another. For us to remember the great friendship we had and always have. To reminisce the fun and laughter amidst our struggles and trials as nursing students.

New Moon is a great movie, and as for me it's much better than Twilight, although the three of them all disgreed LOL. That's how I saw it anyway. The most important part is that we've enjoyed the moment and proved that distance and time just can't take away a friendship with very tough foundation.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Queen Of Torrents

I remembered clearly my first encounter of bit torrents. I was in dire need to download a Charmed episode, and it was not available in You Tube. So I researched the whole world wide web for any possibilities, just to watch the said episode. And that's when the whole new world of bit torrent opened up to me. It's very useful and very convenient to use. Rather than watch clips or movies in You Tube, watch in clear and precise definition in your PC or DVD.

Quickly download software and you are on your way in exploring and enjoying the world right in the comfort of your own couch. Queen Torrent offer a wide range of free torrents you'll surely love to download. You will never miss an episode of your favorite series, no need to go to the movies to watch the latest films, or you'll never have to buy expensive applications or softwares. The world is in the tips of your fingertips.

A Whole New World

I've been working here for a month now, and I realized that I never shared it to you guyz. So here's a glimpse of my new world...for three months at least.

atik-atik og charting hehehe

I specifically requested to be assigned at the Pediatric Ward. When I was still in nursing school, I never really liked Paeds coz it's so depressing to see kids being sick. But eversince I worked in this area in Dubai, I've come to love it. Eventhough it's so sad to see ill children, thinking that I could be an instrument for their healing process gives me a feeling of contentment and self-worth.


I hope I'll get through with my training, working as a nurse here is a really tough job, and it takes a lot of courage, strength, patience, and sincere passion to care for the sick to survive.

Anne, Me, Ma'am Jonah, Ma'am Fe, & Christale

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pamper Your Baby

Adequate sleep is very important for your baby's growth. Did you know that while you are sleeping, your cells are undergoing repair and regeneration? Thus a a goodnight sleep means healthier cells and glowing body. I used to wake up in the middle of the night coz Jam's diaper was full and she’s leaking and wetting all over. She's crying and wailing, and she won’t stop. Her cries just keep getting louder and louder each time I ignore it. So I had no choice but to get up and change her, as sleepy and drowsy as I was. I should have used a better and more absorbent brand like Pampers.

The world wide web is a very convenient way to buy baby diapers in bulk. And you will find all these at a shop named Sam's Club. There you'll have the chance to choose among the best brands of diapers and training pants, at incredibly affordable prices. So what are you waiting for? Purchase online now and give your babies the peaceful and comfortable sleep that they deserve, all night long.

Remember that sleep therapy is always good for your kids' growth and development. And of course you will also get those peaceful nights you've always wanted . Save time and money, and never run out of diapers to use for your precious little ones.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Get A Room


Found them trying to get a hold of each other in our muddy front yard. Hey bro, don’t be too harsh on her alright? LOL

I love this photo, it’s something you won’t see and capture everyday. Go to the world guyz and multiply hehehe

Friday, November 13, 2009

Home Safe Home

It was raining so hard, so I was just playing all by myself in our home. But each and every drop was inviting me to come out and play and enjoy the freshness of the rain. Oh I just love the smell and sound of the rain, it is so relaxing and intoxicating. So I slowly headed for the door, nobody’s watching anyway, slowly and slowly and slowly…BLAG! At last I was out in the rain! Face down into the dirty mud, I forgot I was just about a year and a half, can’t walk straight much less use the ladder. If we only have a baby gate like this back then...


Accidents do happen in our homes, where we think we are most safe. It’s not all the time that we have our eyes on our precious little ones. And kids as they are, they would always want to explore the world around them. Let them be, but we must know how to child-proof our homes.

It's a good thing that I didn't break any major bones that time, but we won't always be lucky. So don't take the risk especially when it comes to the safety of your kids. Their well-being must always come first. Install baby safety products in your home, for your peace of mind.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Busy...Busy...Busy

Hey guys, I've been real busy lately. All my time and energy is always spent in my hospital training, it's really exhausting. To all my blogger friends out there, sorry if I've been neglecting to visit your blogs, it's never intentional.

I'm just adjusting to my new routine, and believe me, working in a hospital here in the Philippines is no joke. You've got to have a lot of patience and diligence to survive. I'll try my very best to come back to circulation once I get a reign on my schedule. See you around...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Profitable Hobby

Taking on a hobby keeps you occupied and busy when you got nothing else to do. It will make you last a boring day when it seems like everything keeps repeating over and over again, like you are in some kind of time loop. You have the choice of being idle or become productive. For most people, a hobby is just like entertainment. But for some, it is something that will keep them sane.

Hobbies differ for each and every person. Some like to collect stamps, others love to gather butterflies. But a wise choice of a hobby is collecting gold coins, not only will you quench your thirst for collecting items, you are also investing in gold. We all know that gold is a very precious commodity, and the value of gold is skyrocketing nowadays.

So if you’ve got an eye for antique and valuable gold coins, you should click on and visit the links above. They have variety of collections that will suit your every taste. Their website is very user-friendly, you don’t have to be an internet whiz to navigate yourself through their pages. Grab your gold now before they melt down!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Geel!

This is just your lucky day girl! Now as you turn 13, may you be the best that you can be. I know there’s more to you than you ever show to everyone. It might seem like I don’t believe in your talents, but there’s one secret I must tell you, I’m your greatest fan and I do believe in you!

I love you li’l sis, and don’t ever forget…I’m just a word away. Keep dreaming…attagirl!

naglaway na ang mga bata sa cake hehehe

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Home…Finally


There is no place like home, indeed. It feels so great to be in your own place surrounded with the persons you love. Though I feel so relieved to be where I am right now, there is a part of me I left in Dubai -- my friends and of course my Shushu.

I keep telling myself it’s only 3 months, and then I’ll see him again. That way I won’t miss him so much, and I can endure the days without him. This is one of life’s trials, if we’re meant to be together, then we will get through this.

For now, I am enjoying the company of my family, most especially of my one and only baby Jamjam. We are relishing each and every moment, to make up for the time we’ve lost in the past. I just love her more and more each day, and I can’t seem to stop myself. I’m addicted…and I don’t wanna be saved.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Arena!!!

I can't believe how much you've grown, time really fly so fast. And it means that I'm getting old too LOL. I'm so glad and proud because you've grown to become a very witty (though naughty at times) and nice li'l girl.
I love you so much Arena, and I will always be there for you...

party at school

party @ home

just chilling outside...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Family Issues

Gemini (May 20 - Jun 20)
With your ruler Mercury still retrograde, certain tricky family issues that have been a persistent concern will still result in confusion. This will give everybody a good reason to ask serious questions, but the solution will be worth it.

***So true. It seems that my family has a lot of issues about me having a Muslim boyfriend, than they are showing it. Really they are so unfair. They haven't even given him a chance, they just crossed him out of the list because of his religion, which is not his fault. Could this get any worse?

Aries (Mar 20 - Apr 18)
Frustrating as the current delays are, they're preventing you from going in a direction you'd later regret. Invest in exploring all options now and it will help when early October's Aries Full Moon demands swift decisions.

Taurus (Apr 19 - May 19)
Your irritation with sudden developments could easily overshadow other far more rewarding events. So deal swiftly with those problematic situations, then focus on developments that involve who and what you enjoy most in life.

Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 21)
Recent discussions highlighted unspoken problems. Initially, you were concerned these would only cause more upset. But now you're fascinated by the enlightening and unexpected facts that come to light.

Leo (Jul 22 - Aug 21)
Obviously situations which involve seemingly unnecessary details or other people's pettiness are tedious. However what emerges explains others' persistently odd behaviour and, better still, reveals clever ways to deal with them.

Virgo (Aug 22 - Sep 21)
Because today's Virgo New Moon offers profound insights, pausing to examine your passions and objectives in this situation of chaos isn't just worthwhile, what you learn could substantially alter your priorities.

Libra (Sep 22 - Oct 22)
You, and those closest at work or at home, are struggling with often unfair dilemmas. Gentle probing leads to revealing and hugely productive discussions about issues that, previously, you've studiously ignored.

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 20)
You thought that by avoiding open conflicts, you'd also waste less time debating everybody's version of the rights and wrongs of these situations. Now everybody is airing his/her views anyway and this is clearing the air.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 - Dec 20)
If others are not open to new ideas, let them work on whatever concerns them. For yourself you must try to stay focused on learning more about new opportunities and how intriguing concepts could benefit you.

Capricorn (Dec 21 - Jan 19)
However in depth your exploration of recent perplexing developments may be, you'll still have only part of the picture. The shift in arrangements, the attitude of others and your own perspective will inevitably take time.

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Obviously, everybody's interested in how you intend to deal with rather peculiar circumstances you're facing. Be enigmatic. You need time to think and, more importantly, to learn more about where changes are headed.

Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 19)
Acknowledge that there is no single, universally acceptable way to deal with the changes sweeping through your life. This frees you to allow each day's events to unfold without trying to figure out where they're going.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Picture Perfect

I have been longing to buy a nice digital camera for Jamjam. I can’t help but notice that she has an eye for photography and arts. Everywhere we go, she will take pictures however simple it is. She has taken so many pictures of me without me knowing it, stolen shots I suppose LOL. So I want to get one for her so she can develop her hobby into a talent, who knows I might be the mother of the future most famous photographer that ever walked the earth!

And speaking of cameras, I think the digital ones are very in right now. Long ago, we need to finish the whole roll and wait for an hour or so for the developing before we can see the crazy things we’ve been doing in front of the camera. But now, we can take unlimited pictures in just one easy click, and the printing is very quick too!

So if you wanna buy a digital camera, to capture the special moments in your life, and even those simple ones too, you should check out 42nd Street Photo. The author have a great selections of cool and elegant digital cameras all over New York, with very high quality and performance at a very reasonable price. Don't get behind, grab one...now.

Mixed Emotions

I really don't understand what I'm feeling right now. It's like everything is happening too fast and I could not get a reign on it. Things are spinning out of control. I am very excited because I'll be with my family for 3 months. But at the same time, scared of what major effects this huge decision will have in my life.

I just hope I made the right move, and I pray endlessly that everything will be just right. Thy will be done...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gifts For All Season

Gift giving is natural to man, we are after all an inborn pleaser. We love to make people happy, especially the ones who are dear to us. And giving them gifts for whatever occasion is a very common practice all over the world. They say it's the thought that counts, I believe that. But it will be more than OK if the recipient actually likes the gift, right? So you have to be more creative and add a personal touch to it.

There is a particular gift for every occasion, and it surely depends on who you will give the present to. And when you're too busy to think of perfect gifts, most of the time you need the help of the experts. This perfect gift ideas will definitely help you decide what to give to who.

And since Christmas is already in the air, avoid the rush and be ahead of the others. There are plenty of unique and exciting Christmas presents in store for you. But wait, I almost forgot that Halloween comes right before Christmas, so go on give the kids their trick-or-treating gifts, to make their experience more enjoyable.

Just Stand Up





This song keeps playing on my mind over and over again. Maybe it's one of God's ways to enlighten me and to tell me never to give up. I love this song, from Mariah Carey, Beyonce, and a lot more popular pop divas.

Read between the lyrics, it's very inspiring. And I'd like to dedicate this song to my good friend Belle, this song is for us bro! Just hold on...

Public Opinion Matters

The internet is such a huge place it could swallow you whole without you even knowing it. You could get lost in its vastness if you are not smart enough to know your way around it. As your world wide web journey continues, you will definitely encounter the bad guys (most frequently those heartless and most hated scammers) who will stop at nothing to squeeze your hard-earned money out from your online pockets. But as we live on a well-balanced world, the good guys do exist, sites that are offering free website reviews which will provide you the guidelines, the do's and don'ts of internet life, and how to survive and be successful in your daily internet transactions and interactions.

We have every reason not to trust anyone or any website in the internet. So what better way to verify their legitimacy than to check what the public has to say about them? TalkReviews.com really put all the pieces together. A site where you can search for the most popular websites, whether they are legit or just another scam bag off to make a fool out of you. Their enormous database is constantly updated so more and more sites are being reviewed and rated by the most trusted...us!

You should never let innocence become your downfall, check out the credibility of the site first or the quality of the product before spending a penny. It is always better safe than sorry.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Li'l Sis!

At a very young age, I can say that you've been through a lot. For all the failures and pain that you have experienced, I'm so proud that you're still standing strong and ready to fight life's battles. For all the challenges you've won, in your own little way, I celebrated with you. Eventhough we have our tough times, through thick and thin, I'll always be your big sister.

And now that your birthday falls in one of the most powerful dates in history (09-09-09), one we could never experience again in this lifetime, I wish that luck will finally smile at you and bring you happiness you long before deserved. Wish you safety and good health too.

Happy birthday Mae, you know that you can always count on me. I love you...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Halloween Costumes

I just love costume parties! It’s too bad they are not common here in Dubai. My all-time favorite is the Halloween party. The colorful display of creepy and freaky costumes really gets me enthralled. Spooky huh? I’m so excited because I’ll be celebrating it in the Philippines. I should better think of exciting things to do then. Anyway, we are still two months away from Halloween, so I’ve got lots of time.

Looking for the right outfit for this coming Halloween? Check out InCostume.com, they’ve got one-of-a- kind collection of Halloween
Costumes. Buy online and have it delivered on your doorstep on that same day! Their items are selling like hot cakes so you’ll never know when they will run out of stock. Be prepared for the Halloween parties you’re going to attend. It’s never too early.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tamiflu Is Not Good For My Tummy

It seemed like whenever a widely pandemic disease would occur, I'm anywhere but in my home country. Just like when SARS was such a scare 6 years ago, I was in Taiwan then. I was so afraid I'll contract the deadly disease and never see my family again, paranoid huh? Not really, it was really serious back then.

And now, the infamous swine flu has arrived in Dubai (without even getting a visa LOL). Working in a hospital entails risks, and the possibility of being infected by a communicable disease such as H1N1 virus is nothing out of the ordinary. So I was exposed but not yet infected, don't have any signs and symptoms or anything. I just hope my strong immune system wouldn't let me down this time. And now I am taking Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) 75 mg once daily for ten days, just for prophylaxis. Horrible. I've never experienced such bad side effects before. I felt dizzy and my head was throbbing. Been to the bathroom like million times already, and the vomiting was so gross, feels like I could vomit my intestines out. But what got me worried was the nose bleeding, I haven't had nose bleed since 3rd grade.

Anyway those signs & symptoms happened during the first few days of taking the said medicine. I'm feeling better now, I'm on my day 7 and I just can't wait to finish this prophylactic treatment and forget I ever went through this.

And that is why I've been away from blogging this past few days, so sorry guys, just need to re-establish my health and I'll surely be back in the circulation. See you around and take good care of your health!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hot Mama

Fashion is not exclusive to slim and slender women who look gorgeous in whatever clothes they put on. Don’t let those little extra bulges stop you from being chick and fashionable. Not even pregnancy! Express yourself and still look hot and sexy carrying the most special baby in your life.


Who wouldn’t want to look like this even if you are pregnant?

I definitely want. You can see more of these lovely maternity clothes at KikisFashions, where you can have them at a very nice price without sacrificing high quality and style.

I’ve read that their bloggers and bloggers’ friends get a 20% discount on their purchases. I should not forget to mention this one to my friend Belle. She’d be thrilled to wear those trendy preggy clothes.









Meet Juju


I’ve been a very lousy blogger lately. It’s not that I don’t like to blog anymore, it’s the lack of exciting events in my life at the moment.

So when Shushu gave me this cute bear, I know I must post this one and share it to you guys. I named him Juju, this is supposed to be the nickname of our first son (if we ever have one LOL.

I love you Shush!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Website Development and Marketing

Creating a website is simple. Maintaining it and keeping a good and constant daily traffic is another story. Sometimes our personal efforts are not just enough, we need the help of professionals who are experts in this matter. The likes of Internet Creators Inc., they specialize in Denver Search Engine Optimization.

And because they have been doing this for quite a long time now, they already have excelled and perfected the three main elements of a successful website: Graphic Design, Programming, and Marketing / Search Engine Optimization (SEO). It's like shopping in a one-stop shop, you get everything in one place, and you're happy with what you bought.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Future Miss South Korea


This baby is so edible I want to munch on her tiny little nose. Everything about her is cute: cute face, cute eyes, cute nose, cute lips, and the cute list continues. Grrr my lips were still hurting because I was biting myself to stop me from munching her into pieces LOL. Good thing she went home already, so she'll be safe from me.

But I'm surely gonna miss her!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Easy Marketing

We are in such a bad economic situation recently, we all know that. In fact we experienced its not-so-pleasant effects, and how it affected our businesses and our daily lives. Most people think it is not a good time to start a business nowadays. I think it is suicidal. I want to start a small one though, something that relates to clothes and fashion. I do love making pretty and cool dresses, it has been my long time dream. But I set it aside due to financial reasons. But I wonder why there are still companies that stand strong amidst economic downturn. I guess it is just a matter of coming up with a feasible marketing plan.

Just like employing B2b Marketing strategy. This business to business marketing is a genius. How does it work? Well it is very simple, first you must get your company listed in one of those business file databases. Once you're in, then you can easily search for companies that might be of interest to you or vice versa. Then your company will be visible to those who might want your products or services. That's what you call easy and effective marketing, literally no sweat!

Now if you want to beat the economic recession and give your company a boost, you should follow the link and see what the power of internet marketing can do to your business.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Life Is What We Make It

Gemini (May 20 - Jun 20)
There's a fine line between making it clear you're interested in someone's ideas and making a commitment. If you can manage to do that now, you'll ensure they know you're serious about ventures, but can continue to explore the range of new and intriguing ones.

***I've already made a commitment, a huge one that could definitely alter my life and my career. I know I must make a decision, and it's now or never. Life's a continuous risk, but God will always be there with us along the way. That's the beauty of it.

Aries (Mar 20 - Apr 18)
You're just beginning to understand the extent of the changes triggered by July's eclipses. These have substantially altered the circumstances of you and others. Disruptive as this has been, it's freed you to pursue ideas that were unrealistic.

Taurus (Apr 19 - May 19)
Listen to every idea that comes your way. Initially, they'll seem improbable. Reflect on them further, however, and gradually you'll realise that one or two are ideal, even if they're different from what you had in mind.

Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 21)
As the new cycle begins, you must say farewell to elements of the past. This isn't easy. First, because there are sentimental reasons. But also, what's new is still untried and so you're inclined to hold on to the familiar. The sooner you let go, the better.

Leo (Jul 22 - Aug 21)
Disagreements that began as minor quibbles with partners on the domestic front have turned into serious differences. Ordinarily, you'd ignore these, hoping the situation would get better. But not only is this getting worse now, you've begun to realise the longer you wait to tackle things, the more complicated resolving them will be.

Virgo (Aug 22 - Sep 21)
While you're capable of tact, the sensitivity of one individual has meant tiptoeing around issues that must be dealt with frankly. Urgent as these seem, say little until August 2. Even the trickiest of exchanges will go far better.

Libra (Sep 22 - Oct 22)
Don't assume the difficulties you're facing are yours alone to deal with. Others are ready and eager to share the responsibility for coming up with a solution that everybody can live with. Talk these over now. The more forthright you are the better.

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 20)
Obviously, before you undertake changes that would involve others, you want to ensure they're happy about your plans. Discuss them briefly. Encourage these exchanges and you'll draw them out and could use them as an excuse to avoid taking things to the next stage.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 - Dec 20)
With Venus and Mars powerfully aspecting your ruler Jupiter this week, exciting new ideas and developments could alter existing arrangements. Tempting as it is to plunge into the first opportunity, explore them all. This ensures you're aware of all your options.

Capricorn (Dec 21 - Jan 19)
The problem with new ideas you're considering isn't the things involved. They're some of the most exciting you've come across. It's that you've no reason to pursue them, so could have difficulty justifying them to others. Tell them you're following your instincts.

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
There are polite disagreements, and then there's the dance you're doing with others. You're pretending you're in accord when you are not. Yet you refuse to admit that there's a gulf between their views and yours. If you're ever to agree on anything, this is a vital first step.

Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 19)
At this juncture in planning, you can't afford the time that dealing with misunderstandings would require. This means you owe it to yourself to catch even the most minor of issues the moment they arise. Tedious as maintaining such vigilance may be, it's easier than contending with complications later in the game.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Information Sharing

Living in such a modern world as this have its pros and cons. Not so long ago, we still flip pages of books to find essential information regarding our homework, but nowadays we could find everything with the tips of our fingers. The power of world wide web. Just type it and within seconds you’ll easily have what you’re looking for.

There are lots of people out there who are willing to share information, all at no cost, so why spend when you can have it for free? If you are into games, videos, and music, you should Search Rapidshare Links. Rapid4Me is a rapidshare and mega upload search engine that houses the best collections of games, music, videos, and a whole lot more of software applications.

Though the internet poses risks to our privacy, the benefits we get still outweigh the danger. Just use it wisely and with caution.


The Perfect Gift


The moment I knew I was pregnant, I was dumbfounded with sheer happiness. It was such a wonderful feeling. So I know what my friend Belle is feeling right now... she's ecstatic, and so is Carlo.

Congratulations guyz, I'm sure you will make wonderful and outstanding parents. Keep on loving each other...

Trusted Web Hosting

Choosing a website name can be very easy. You can pick whatever cool names you want as long as it's not yet taken by somebody else. But the job doesn't end there. If you want to have a functioning website, that is, searchable by almost all famous search engines in the web, you need to publish it to the world wide web. And that's where web site hosting providers come into the picture. And mind you there are lots of them offering you products and services which might seem pretty much the same if you aren't paying close enough attention to important details.

I just published my own website a couple of weeks ago, and now I'm wondering if I've made a wise decision back then. Though it's still early to get upset now, I just couldn't help but regret I haven't come across this webhosting article before I made the purchase. True I had it cheap, but there are some things I want to do and put in my site that are not so easy with my current web hosting provider. But they keep on improving their services, so I hope it would be much user-friendly later.

That's why don't make the same mistake I did. If you are planning to acquire a webhosting plan, be very sure that you are well-informed in all its facets. There are many bogus companies out there, but there are also lots of dedicated server hosts you can choose from. Follow the links now, and save yourself from heartaches and frustrations due to bad hosting services.

New Moon...Soon!

Watch this yummy thriller of the Twilight Saga, New Moon. I think this one is much more exciting than the first, with Jake rising up to fight for Bella's love. I like the scene where he reveals his true identity to save Bella, so freakin' romantic. Vampires and werewolves just couldn't be in one place, at one time.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Missing Spa

I remembered all too well when I was in Taiwan, we adored going to spa for a bit of relaxation. I could still smell the aromatic fragrance of the flower petals and the soothing effects of the steam. The place really defined the word relaxation. And they kept the place clean and well-maintained for extra customer satisfaction. They even put on spa covers after every session to keep their facilities in good running condition.

I would really love to go to a spa here, I missed the feeling, but it's incredibly expensive. Maybe when I get home, I'll go visit one and just relax.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm Going Home!

After so many bouts of hesitation and uncertainty, I finally found the courage to spill it all out. I have decided, and talked to my manager about quitting my job. I'm finally going home this first week of October. Good thing she's a very understanding and broad-minded woman, and she approved with my plan to practice nursing in the Philippines first, and then see where this will lead me. There's a chance that I might come back here, so I won't say goodbye for good yet.

Jamjam was so thrilled when she knew about it. And I can't wait to be with her again. I just hope and pray that I'm making the right decision.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Italian Bedroom Sets

Since I am such a sleepy head, it is pretty obvious that my favorite spot of the house is my bedroom. Sleep helps restore our tired cells, and ease our aching muscles. When my mind and body is filled with so much stress and tension, I just want to retreat to my safe haven. I bet every inch of your discomfort will vanish if you’ll lie in a bedroom as extravagant as this…


Lovely isn’t it? There’s more in store for you. You can choose the perfect one for you by checking out their selections of Italian bedroom sets. All regally designed to suit your modern lifestyle.

Can't Wait To Go Home...

I miss my long hair ;-)

I haven't logged on to my friendster account for ages, so when I saw this photo (uploaded by Cherry, the one with the hat on), I recall how excited I was to see my family.

This photo was taken at Singapore Airport while we were waiting for our connecting flight to Davao City. I haven't known these girls before, we just met at the airport in Dubai. Since we have the same destination, and we speak the same dialect, we immediately clicked. It's amazing how people could connect to one another even though they're complete strangers.


We really had a good time then, I wonder if I could meet them all again here in Dubai.

Home Sweet Home

Now that my big brother is at home, I know he will focus on home maintenance and filling our small house with new and useful housewares. He told me he's planning to buy new cabinets for our kitchen utensils and food supply storage to keep our kitchen neat and well-organized. But I'm hoping he will accessorize our bathroom, make it a cozier place by putting up cool bathroom organizers and fashionable shower curtains. A sweet and fresh smell everytime you enter your bathroom is very welcoming and relaxing.


He is also very meticulous when it comes to household cleanliness. He will scrutinize every edge and corner so dirt and dust can run but they can never hide! I'm very sure that when he's done with our house, it will sparkle and shine with cleanliness. But wait till Arena will finish her job, it won't take her long to mess the place again.

I think my brother should know how useful and helpful ShopWiki is. I'm sure he'll be very interested in almost everything this amazing online store has to offer. They are not only selling, they make sure that you are buying the right stuff.

Welcome Home Kuya!

My Kuya Jun just arrived after months of being away. He's working as a second officer for a large tanker ship company. He called me up from the hospital because they're visiting Jamjam there. I can hear the excitement from Jam's voice, she couldn't wait to go home coz she knows that there are lots of chocolates and toys waiting for her at home.

Anyway I'm so thankful that my brother is willing to help me (he has always been helpful to us). He's willing to support me with my decision to quit my job here and pursue my nursing career in the Philippines and be near with my baby. I really wish everything will turn out to be all right.

Welcome home Big Bro! Wish you a very enjoyable and exciting vacation.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Culture Preservation

Two of our beloved doctors got married just recently, and they're both so proud to show us the photos of their weddings. There were lots of food, but what I liked most are their traditional and very colorful wedding dresses. Eventhough we are living in a modern world nowadays, Indian people loves their culture so much they will do everything to preserve it.

They are such festive people. I think they have celebrations for all occasions, even those small ones and those we think are unimportant. They are very loyal to their culture and love their own products. One friend of mine told me he only buys Mens Wear from India, because they are very durable and not very expensive. And from what I can see of his wardrobes, definitely he's telling the truth.

Sunset @ Al Mamzar Beach Park


Sunset @ Al Mamzar Beach Park

I love this place so much. So many memories, so hard to forget... Whenever I come to this place, I feel like everything and anything is possible.

Best Orthodontist In NY


I have always wanted to straighten up and perfectly align my teeth. Crooked teeth are just so off. I could not really express myself every time I'm laughing or even just smiling because I am worried that people will notice my stubborn tooth. I feel so conscious and unnatural. I kept planning to get one, but my friends were telling me the horrors of having braces. The grueling pain you have to go through, especially in the initial stage of the treatment. They said they could barely open their mouth, much less eat! Crap, then I have second thoughts. They kept on telling me "no pain, no gain". Indeed, one must sacrifice in order to be beautiful, but they just have to convince me more.

So if you are looking for an orthodontist in NY, I think Hanson Place Orthodontics is the best place to be. There are lots of orthodontists in NY, but only few are very good. Like Hanson Place Orthodontics. These people manage to convince me otherwise. Contrary to what my friends were telling, braces doesn't have to hurt for it to work. We might be having a little discomfort at first, but nothing like pain-reliever couldn't remedy. So now I'm thinking again of finally having braces. Should I get it here or should I wait until I go home?

Be Strong JaM!

I could never explain what i felt yesterday when I knew that Jamjam was admitted in the hospital. She's a known case of asthma, but her attacks were mild, and she was never confined in a hospital before. I just want them to do the flu test for her, just to make sure that she's not infected with swine flu. But the doctor insisted on admitting her due to very low oxygen saturation.

I couldn't breathe, I was shivering, and I was vomiting a lot. I dreaded this the most, that my baby will fall sick and I'm not there to care for her. Instead, I'm taking care of somebody else's child. Now my decision is final, I'm going home. I'll just finish my 18 months here, then I'll be free to be with my baby. And it is very soon, 2 months more.

But I'm glad she's recuperating fast, though she's still in the hospital. The doctor said she may have to stay for 2 more days because there's a lot of phlegm in her lungs. The diagnosis is: Asthma with Bronchopneumonia. She's really bored in the hospital. She told me that if her doctor won't allow her to go home tomorrow, she'll give her a black eye LOL. Naughty girl, though I know she's just kidding. I just wish she could be home by tomorrow night.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Perfect Nose

I've known quite a lot of people who have undergone rhinoplasty, or most commonly known as "nose lift". It is a very common and popular surgery all over the world. But it doesn't mean that you have to take the procedure for granted. Every surgery entails risks and on the other hand benefits. So if you're planning to have one, make sure you are well researched and informed.

And because it is common and simple, there are lots of competition. Any doctor could promise you a beautiful result, but with an ugly effect on your budget. So you need to be wise and know the different Rhinoplasty costs that suits you well, physically and financially.

I've read that undergoing such basic surgery in the UK would cost you less than in your home country. It's like hitting two birds in one stone: be operated by the best surgeons in the world while saving some money to roam Europe!

Get Well Soon JaM!

I was so alarmed and worried today. I just knew that Jamjam had cough and fever, and on top of that their school suspended classes until Wednesday because of several suspected swine flu cases. I feel so lonely and far, I want to go home and just take care of my baby. All I can do is pray that it's nothing more than her usual mild asthma attacks.

I told my father to bring her to the hospital to have a check up and flu test. I hope everything will be normal and fine.

Anyway, I got this useful info (from About.com: Pediatrics) regarding swine flu to help you prevent and manage this infamous pandemic virus:

Swine Flu Basics

Although the name 'swine flu' brings up a lot of extra fear and worry, it is important to note that swine flu is just an influenza A H1N1 virus.

That means that it is just another type of flu virus, just like that causes our typical seasonal flu symptoms. The big difference is that the current swine influenza A (H1N1) virus has components of pig and bird influenza viruses in it, so that humans don't have any immunity to it. That makes it more likely to become a pandemic virus (have the ability to cause a global outbreak) if it can easily spread from person-to-person.

Swine Flu Symptoms

According to the CDC, like seasonal flu, symptoms of swine flu infections can include:

  • fever, which is usually high, but unlike seasonal flu, is sometimes absent
  • cough
  • runny nose or stuffy nose
  • sore throat
  • body aches
  • headache
  • chills
  • fatigue or tiredness, which can be extreme
  • diarrhea and vomiting, sometimes, but more commonly seen than with seasonal flu

Signs of a more serious swine flu infection might include pneumonia and respiratory failure.

If your child has symptoms of swine flu, you should avoid other people and call your pediatrician who might do a rapid flu test to see if he has an influenza A infection. Further testing can then be done to see if it is a swine flu infection. (Samples are being sent to local and state health departments and the CDC for confirmation of swine flu.)

Serious Swine Flu Symptoms

More serious symptoms that would indicate that a child with swine flu would need urgent medical attention include:

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish or gray skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
Don't take your children's health for granted, consult a physician right away.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Must-have Satellite TV

People have been watching television for ages. It's like part of our daily lives. We turn it on early in the morning while we are preparing and having breakfast. And as we go home from work, no matter how tired we are, we look for the remote control and just press it on to know what's happening in our city or even around the world. But as the rate of inflation doubles, cable rates are increasing much more!

That's why people are looking for new alternatives in TV programming, and Direct TV is the perfect alternative. Why go for expensive cable network when you can have so much more? Crystal clear pictures, more available channels, high definition programming, and a lot cheaper than your current cable provider is charging you!

I know there are lots of satellite TV providers and you don't know which one truly offers the best of your money. Worry no more, Kaptain Satellite is always ready to lend a helping hand. They'll provide you with the best comparison and recommendation with regards to your satellite TV needs, and how to easily find them in your area. For more detailed comparison between Directv vs. Dish, follow the links and make the change.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Today's Admission

We were so desperate for an admission today that even this poor boy balloon received a very warm welcome from us. I just hope he will enjoy his stay...

Have a nice day everyone!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Got Nothing To Do

Paeds and NICU had been really quiet these past few days. I know we complain a lot if we are so busy in our work, but just waiting for the time and doing nothing is far more worse. So I look for something to occupy myself and resuscitate my eyes LOL.

Among the balloons, wish they will fly and take me along with them.

It's not so difficult to guess that they had a baby girl, judging by the color of the ballons ;-D


Friday, July 10, 2009

Stinging Ants

Have you been bitten by queen fire ants? Talking from personal experience you wouldn't want to go anywhere near them or their colony. They are very vicious and poisonous, and they bite really painfully.

So if your home or your yard is infested with these little creatures, the link above is a must-visit page. It contains almost everything you need to know about fire ants and how you could kick them out of your home and property.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bought A New Website

Finally after a series of failed attempts and hesitations whether to buy a new website or not, I found the courage to risk my hard-earned money and just purchase the freakin' website LOL. It's not much though coz I made sure to choose the cheapest yet functional one.

I just pray it will be a success and it will open a new and exciting world of opportunities for me in this vast internet world. So to all my blogger friends, please do support my new blog called Jam's Corner. See you all there!

Have a great day...

Dust-Free Carpets

I'm really not fond of staying in our living room coz I prefer the solace and the comfort only my bedroom can provide. But since I've been asleep all day, thought I would stay up for the night and blog the night away. So I need to stay in the sala because my room mate is already asleep coz she still have to work early tomorrow.

As I browse the net, someone I don't want to talk to called me, and we talked like forever. In the middle of our conversation, (for need of something to focus to than what he was saying) I noticed that our carpet is just about due for cleaning. I could not remember it cleaned since I came to live here. But I don't know where to send it for cleaning. I wish there's a company who will just pick it up and drop it when it's all new and clean.

I'm looking for carpet cleaners offering the same services
that Sparkling Clean Of Georgia can provide. They are a legend in Atlanta carpet cleaning and other household cleaning services. How I wish they have a branch here in Dubai, so we could enjoy the great quality services they provide.

Torn


Love is really unfathomable, it is beyond complicated I must say. And I warn you not to try to comprehend it, for you might just lose yourself within its vastness. Just feel it, you're lucky if everything is smooth sailing with your relationship. But if it's currently chaotic, it just plain sucks (pardon me), but you gotta deal with it.


Why is it so difficult to love somebody whose beliefs and culture are the exact opposite from yours? Or do I need to ask more? I thought love would conquer all our differences but I'm beginning to doubt it now. I know I shouldn't lose faith in love, but when I'm feeling this down and confused and hurt, it's so hard to be optimistic.

Whenever I'm with him, I'm happy because I love him, but some part of me is screaming for just a drop of independence. He's swallowing me whole (figuratively speaking LOL) and I just want my own personality and freedom back. Is it too much to ask? And now that I'm finally free, I just feel so empty. I'm not sure if I made the right decision, I might be letting go of something very rare and special in exchange of my freedom, but who will tell me what is right or wrong? Love abandoned me just when I needed it the most. I just hope I won't regret this for the rest of my life.

Monday, July 6, 2009

We Need An Oven!

I haven't really realized the importance of ovens until I came here and work in Dubai. Since I'm cooking my own food and not sharing it with anyone, I've got to deal with cold left overs. I tell you, an oven is such a miracle worker, your food will taste just like newly cooked ones. I think a red toaster would look lovely in one corner of our kitchen.

Though buying one may seem a simple task, it actually needs a careful look not just on the price and brand, but most especially the durability and quality of the product. I highly recommend that you follow the link. it's a great guide if you plan on purchasing a new oven.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Let Me Go!

Like her cool shades? LOL

Oh this baby is huge and heavy but very cute. We couldn't resist having a photo session with her. We are not so busy these days that we have time to do things like this. Though low census isn't really good for the business, it's nice to have a little time for ourselves.

Happy weekend to everyone!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sleep In The Clouds

I had one air mattress which I bought in Taiwan a few years ago. It was not as fancy as the ones available now. But it was one of those types which came out in the market when air beds was first launched. My family was so excited to expand it and sleep in it. I was so satisfied seeing them comfortably snuggled and sleeping peacefully in the amazing air bed.

But it pales in comparison with the elevated queen air mattress. It looks very comfortable and feels like you're sleeping in the clouds. There are many brands to choose from, but I suggest you visit the link to find out which is the best one for you, quality and budget wise.

The Youngest

Today we admitted the youngest baby in the history of NICU, Welcare. Though the weight is just 970 grams, it's not totally bad for a gestational age of 24 weeks! We had a 29 weeker weighing just 900 grams before (but he's one of the triplets, so that could justify it).

Anyway, the baby is on ventilator (of course LOL), with very strict vital signs and ABG monitoring. I can see how hard he's struggling to breathe (or was it just the vent?), and I hope and pray that he will survive. We had very small babies who were successful in kicking death's ass before, but they're not this young. But as I keep on saying, nothing is impossible with God.

I want to take some pictures and place it here but I'm concerned with the confidentiality matters, so just imagine a tiny baby ( the size almost the same as a 12 oz bottle), trying so hard to live to see what this world has to offer him.

Feel The Thrill

Deep inside I know that I'm an adventurous kind of person, I love the thrill of the unknown. It's just that time and certain situations are preventing me from expressing myself. Now kayaking is one of those adventures that I'd love to experience before I get too old to enjoy the experience. I've read that kayaks in myrtle beach south carolina are worth every cent you will ever spend.

Martle Beach is a paradise offering different kinds of leisure such as golfing and enjoying their exciting water sports. Or if you're not in the sporty side, you can still enjoy the amazing views and the fabulous tours they offer.

Do You Believe In Magic?

Photo courtesy by Gulf News

I want to go to this place, where dreams do come true and magic do exist, Disneyland. Situated in Paris, this theme park is catering more to families with several services and amenities that will make life easier and the expereince more fun for all of the guests. But I'm most interested in their wild and exciting rides, literally breath-taking!

I'm dying to go there so I did a little research. You need to have at least Dh2,895 to enjoy the majestic place with one night stay free at any Hilton property. But I'm sure one day will never be enough. I know this seems a lot of money, but I think it will be worth the experience.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Be Beautiful

It is every woman’s desire to be beautiful, be it within or out. Either you have too much or too little in one area of your body, and removing or filling that in is the only way to increase your self-esteem and self confidence. There’s completely nothing wrong with that, after all we are just human. When you’re physically attractive, people look at you with admiration. But the feeling of being looked up to is just so heady, you might lose yourself in the process. When you decide to make the change, you must first be ready in all aspects: physically, emotionally, and financially. And second you must find a reliable and dependable clinic with outstanding cosmetic surgeons who will make your dream beauty come to reality.

Undergoing a cosmetic surgery is a risky yet rewarding experience. Each minute detail regarding the procedure must be delicately studied. All things must be ready and available to ensure outcome success. And success is what MYA Cosmetic Surgery is all about. Many famous celebrities have taken the long trip just to be taken cared of by one of the best surgeons in the world. I’m surely I will do the same if given the chance.

While other clinics offer empty and vague promises, Make Yourself Amazing holds true to theirs…to make you look fantastic and amazing you won’t be able to believe your eyes! They offer a wide variety of cosmetic surgeries and procedures so you won’t have to look any further. It’s like a one-stop shop, do-it-all clinic. So don’t wait on the sidelines, act now and become the center of attraction.


A Big Bundle


This baby is about to be discharged, so I'm rooming her in to his parents. I'm gonna miss feeding her since she's got a real big appetite, no need to stimulate at all. She won't even let go of the nipple even if her milk is finished. Poor parents, they'd be having trouble feeding her (financially). But that's nothing to the joy and happiness she will bring to their home.

Be a good girl, baby!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sleep Tight

Have you ever been awaken in the middle of the night because of generalized itchiness? Well I did, and it was a very horrible experience. I had to take a hot bath to ease away the itch. And it was all because of those tiny, irritating bed bugs. Have I known about this wonder mattress cover for bed bugs, I would have had peaceful sleeps back then.

It's a good thing I transferred to a new accommodation just in time. Welcare was so nice to provide me with a new bed, and the nicest thing about it is that it's bedbug-free. I should buy that mattress, you know to keep those little but terrible creatures away.

Tooth Fairy Needed

We need our tooth fairy urgently! Gibi, Belle, Me, & Marissa.

Believe it when your mother tells you not to eat too much chocolates, they are definitely not good for your teeth. This photo is proof enough, LOL. Just can't get off my hands on chocolates, I love them!

Girls just wanna have fun! This was taken last Thursday on Mabeth's farewell party and Jude's birthday party. Too many guests and too many drinks equals too much fun!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Go Green!

Colors bring beauty to life, just like it will breathe life to a new home. Everybody has his own taste of color. As for me I like my home to be light and bright, colors that will wash away a bad day. I want to come home to a refreshing place and enjoy quality time with my family.

Having your house painted is not as easy as it may seem. You need experts, the likes of
Berlin Painter, to give you the best results you are looking for. What I like about them is that they don't think only about their business, but they care about the safety of your family and the environment too. Some companies use paints which have high level of lead, a potential hazard to the health of your family. But Go Green Painters use non-toxic products and dispose them accordingly. Aside from providing excellent painting jobs, they also excel in house improvements and remodelling. Once they are done with their job, you will be surprised by your home's transformation.

They offer fast and efficient service evidenced by testimonials of their very satisfied clients. So have your house painted by only the best. Visit their site and learn more about their products and company.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy San Juan Day!

It's been a Philippine tradition to go to the beach every 24th of June, the feast of St. John the Baptist. But beware when you're on the road, coz there are lots of naughty people splashing or throwing water on commuters. You're lucky if it's a clean one, I just don't want to imagine where they took the water from. These are people with nothing to do in their lives. Instead of celebrating our Christianity, they are bent on causing mischief. But it's tradition, so we can't do anything to stop it. Just be very careful and prepared.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Good Nurse

Nurses are not just there to carry out doctor's orders, give medications, or take vital signs. We are there to give hope when it seems to be none left. To lend a helping hand and a listening ear to those who seem to have lost hope. And in order for us to be a blessing to other people, we must have a good personal outlook in life. So if you feel like you are loosing your touch, scrubs magazine is a very healthy tool to straighten you back to your calling. You can find many tips to healthy living which are very good for your soul as well as physical self.

Eventhough I don't need a license to follow Florence Nightingales' path, I still owe it to myself to practice my profession. And though my future as a professional nurse here in Dubai may seem vague, I still have lots of other options. There are lots of best cities to be a nurse, all I have to do is be patient and learn everything I can here. Or who knows maybe DOHMS will change their eligibility requirements again. I still believe that nothing is impossible with God.

Anyway, don't you know that you can still look hot in scrubs? Check out this cool chic scrubs. Come on, set the trend and be in fashion even at work.

Arabic Calligraphy

I don't know but everytime I see arabic writings they seem to mesmerize me. I am more than interested in learning how to write arabic than speak the language. I've been studying it (on and off though) since I came here in Dubai. But tonight I got more interested and motivated to finish what I long started. I've memorized all the alphabets, but the real challenge is how to use them and recognize them when they are connected to other letters, not to mention their weird pronounciations. It's really difficult at first, but as you encounter words and understand their meanings, you can easily differentiate one letter from the other. Here are some of the words I learned tonight:

girl - بنت
boy - ولد
man - رجل
woman - امرأة
dog - كلب
cat - قطة
horse - حصان
elephant - فيل
ball - كرة
car - سيارة
airplane - طائرة
boat - قارب
above - على
below - تحت
in - في

I hope I still have the same interest and motivation as I go along with my studies, wish me luck guys!

Own House

Not all of us owns a house of their own. It might be because of the high cost of living in the area where you live. Just like me, it's like next to impossible for me to buy a home here in Dubai, not unless I'd win the lottery, and oh I kept forgetting gambling is not allowed here LOL. So we will be forever renting accommodations at very high rates. But we won't be here forever, so as early as now, we need to plan and save to acquire a home of our own someday.

Whether to buy an old house or a newly built one depends upon your budget. If you choose to buy a second hand house, you must be very particular and careful. There are lots of details to consider in buying a home, especially if it is not at all brand new. And you might not be an expert in scrutinizing those tiny details that need careful attention. But Denver Home Inspection is. They specialize in home inspection, radon testing, mold testing, asbestos, lead , water and air testing. Everything to make your new home in great condition before you move in.

They don't guarantee you a perfect house, but they're there to check if everything is working well, and if not, to recommend repairs and maintenance. This could save you a lot of hidden expenses in the future. Now you don't want to buy a house with lots of extra future burden, would you? Buy wisely.

The Dubai Metro



The much awaited Dubai Metro is ab
out to be launched this 9th of September (09-09-09). Nice numbers, do you think they'd consulted a feng shui expert regarding the launching date? Well, I do hope these are pretty lucky numbers as they seem to be. I can't wait to know what this ever famous train has to offer me. Especially now that I'm not using our hospital transport any more. I've been commuting using public buses for a month now. Well, it's not so bad, I just have to walk extra steps to get to work and to my home.
Do you know that the interiors of the stations are uniquely designed by adopting themes based on one of the four elements of nature: water, air, fire and earth? There will be a total of 12 earth-themed stations, 13 water-themed stations, 11 air-themed stations and 11 fire-themed stations. Actually I've read this article in Gulf News. They are just so creative, I wonder how many million dirhams they have to spend in just one spectacularly designed station.


One extravagant station