Monday, August 22, 2011
My husband and I share one computer. It is an older model but we like the programs on it and it is serving our needs. My husband purchased it when he was in law school. He used it for research and storing his case studies and files. On the other hand, I use our computer in saving my photos. I am into photography. I spend a lot of time taking and storing pictures. I love outdoor objects: birds, butterflies, flowers, insects, trees, mountains, roads, cars and important family gatherings. I have a huge file of photos saved on our computer.
The technician who looked at her computer suggested a new technology of backing up files. It is an online backup system that works continually in the background backing up files whenever your computer is connected to the internet. One of the best things with an online back up system is you can access your backed up files from any computer any where you are. How cool is that to access a file of photos to show a relative when you are out of state or out of the country. Since we travel a lot and take pictures along the way, we can go online with our laptop, save our files and have the online backup system do the job. We have unlimited online backup storage for our files. We can also share our files from our Android cell phones. It also works with iPhone, iPad, iPad touch, and or Blackberry smartphones.
My girlfriend learned a lesson the hard way how valuable a file back up system is to a family. Now, with her new laptop, she takes this secure, easy, fast, hassle-free back up through Carbonite.
Carbonite offers a 15-day free trial and if you decide to subscribe with unlimited backup with anytime-anywhere-access. If you decide to continue the service, it is for $59 a year, however, if you mention the code BLOGAD you get two free months of unlimited backup and access. Search for yourself at Carbonite and take the worry of losing photos and important files away forever. If you value peace of mind like my girlfriend and I, try this easy, fast, hassle-free backup and recovery system.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Maggie, a friend of mine who works as company financial analyst is a budget freak. My nickname to her is just that, "Budget Freak." She cuts coupons out of newspapers, only shops in stores with sale or goes to garage sales on weekends. We get along very well and shop/save together a lot. I learned a lot of money saving tips from her. In these times, anything we can save goes a long way.
One morning Maggie surprised me with a question, "What would you do and where would you like to go if you have an extra $1,000?" I sensed a bit of excitement from the sound of her voice. I wondered how she found an extra $1,000. I instantly said I wanted to go to Vegas and spend the money on slot machines. She laughed at me and said that we are not going to Vegas but instead she would love to do something other than gamble her money away. I wondered why she even bothered asking me if it has to be her way. Oh well, she is my best friend “the budget freak”.
She was all excited about a new found cell phone deal. She told me about "Straight Talk" everything you need which allowed her to cut her cell phone bill in half which means a savings of over $1,000 a year. We both spend a lot of time on our cell phones. I have an unlimited plan, but Maggie only purchased a time sensitive plan. Sometimes she would cut our conversations for fear of exceeding her minutes. She rarely uses text messages because this is limited too. It becomes very annoying but she is my best friend the "budget freak."
There is no contract with "Straight Talk." Finally, a company who doesn't hog tie their customers with an iron clad contract. Monthly plans are available for heavy phone users like me and Maggie. There are unlimited service plans for only $45 a month or $499 a year. This plan offers unlimited calls, text, picture messaging and internet features. Other service providers charge activation, reactivation and terminations, these are all free with "Straight Talk." They have international long distance services, so I can now call a friend or family in the Philippines and Maggie can talk to her family in Russia. This is a good deal. Now, we are both looking forward to the vacation Maggie is planning for both of us in the spring.
Maggie indeed is a very good example of a mom knows best person. You can learn more about the benefits of Straight Talk through this Hook, line and sinker video.
i was at an asian store yesterday to buy few stuff. i bought a couple of selecta ice cream, macapuno and buko salad flavours, amongst other things.. i always thought it is a store owner's job to see to it that he sells his produce but i was taken aback when he said " i don't know why you want to buy those, they are quite expensive". i looked at him as if he's gone mad..he should be selling it to me instead of discouraging me buying those items. i simply answered, " it brings me right back home".
i'd been away from home half of my life. its not of choice but of necessity. though my passport says otherwise, i am still a filipino down to my bone marrow. we may have sirloin and beef fillet but i still crave for tuyo and itlog na maaalat. i can afford to buy the best chocolate - lindt, in my opinion is the best out there - but i always long for the taste of chocnut and goya. i go out once and in a while with my little one for a snack of cappuccino and tiramisu ( for me ) and gelato ( for the lil one) and yet i will pay more to have kapeng barako, bananaque and sorbetes de kariton. i've tasted different cuisines but nothing beats my mothers cooking - simple, tasty home cooking. i missed the sound of the rain pounding heavily on our roof and kids playing in a heavy down pour - can't do it here, its way to cold and people may think we're nut case! the little one has all the modern gadgets and there's a part of me that wishes she knows how to play patintero, tumbang preso, chinese garter, shatong and luksong tinik.ahhh! home, there really is no place like home!
i don't know if you have seen the animated movie " ratatouille". there was a part when anton ego had a bite of ratatouille and memories of his childhood floods back in. that is exactly what the selecta ice cream does to me....its a taste of memory in a half gallon piece of home.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Adirondack chairs which are very popular for decks, patios and in any outdoor setting. It made our job so much easier. Our house has a huge back patio with a pool and outside bar with a built in grill.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
then why ours has to end
not with joy and laughter
but in harrowing sorrow and despair
if sunset calls for romance
i'll bring a wine or two
to keep the mystique a bit longer
when the sun has lost its glow
if words fail to profess what i feel
i let the flowers eloquently speaks
no words is hardly ever needed
that its beauty and grace cannot expressed
if laughter is the best medicine
why am i still in pain
whenever the thought of you cross my mind
the moment ended up in tears
if memories can fill the gap
of the void you left inside
if tears can only bring you back
i'll made all the wrongs i did be right
Guest post written by Stacy Clarkson
In years past we've spent a lot of our time during the summers out on the deck. We have a nice dining set out there where we eat a lot of our meals just as a nice little change. Plus, by the time dinner time rolls around, it's normally cooled off enough for that. But not this summer. It seems like it's just been so much hotter than usual!
A few weeks ago, I decided that it would be good to get an umbrella to put out there for some extra shade. While I was browsing some online, I stumbled on the sitehttp://WWW.HOMEPROimprovement.com. We've been considering getting a new roof, so I was glad to do that and we decided to use the site for it.
I eventually found a deck umbrella and we just got it set up on our deck. I'm so glad that we have it and we have been able to use the space more because of it. I just wish that I had the umbrella idea earlier this summer!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
no! don't be silly. don't take that literally but i bet it's easier to do just that instead of trying not to say a word/s in those few unguarded moments of outrage.
as i've grown a little older - and wishfully a tad wiser - i realized that words are indeed a powerful tool. it can make and break a man. it can bridge a gap and can also widens it. it can bring peace and can start war. words, spoken or not, leads to an action and draw a reaction. it creates a domino effect on people concerned. keeping in mind the effects it can produce, utter words are brought about by our current emotions. you expect pleasant conversation out of a happy person and vis-a-vis. did you ever heard a perpetual moaner saying something positive ? i don't think so. in moments of anger we say hurtful things. does it justify it? NO. because its a spur of the moment thing. it is not long lasting and given a day or two - after all has been said and done and the dust has settled a bit - you may find yourself regretting what you have said. yes, we can both argue, you have said truthfully what you feel at that precise moment and that somehow a burden has been lifted out of you - good for you! if its a burden, then its safe to say you have been carrying it for quite sometime now. you should have unloaded it the first chance you got when clearer mind is prevalent, isn't it? do not wait for that proverbial "last straw that breaks the camel's back" because by then all roads leads to resentment and anger.i had been that road before and if i could have done it differently i will. now, i am trying to hold my tongue when such moments arises. you may say...que sera sera, if a relationship will end, no matter what was said and done , it will end. true. nevertheless, it may not end in high notes but it doesn't have to leave a bitter taste in your mouth either. do not mire the memories by uttering hurtful words.
we may not have full control of our emotions as its a direct result of circumstances we are in but we can harness how we react when circumstances gets in our way. holding our tongue and counting to ten is a good start. remember, the only people who has the power to hurt you are those you love most and you hold the same power in your hands to those who love you most. so, think twice. NO. think thrice before you say a word because once its out, it stays out!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
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I am a big fan of Grey's Anatomy and I love the scrub hats that Doctor McDreamy wears. Blue Sky Scrubs offers hats that come in different styles: executive, urban and sports collections. Visit this web site to see the mens medical uniforms.
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So, my guess is I won't be missing blazers, short skirts and stiletto shoes as much as I thought since my closet is now full of a nursing scrub wardrobe designed to be comfortable and allow me to look and feel very professional too. However I am missing a good excuse to tell my husband on why I am still buying dress shoes to match my purse LOL.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Thank you Lord for this life...
That was two years ago and the pink slip never arrived however, I just finished my degree and I am now preparing to take the licensure exam to become a licensed practical nurse. My dreams will not end here, I plan to continue my education to pursue my Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
Because of present work, I am looking at the possibility of finishing my BS Nursing online and currently am trying to learn about Walden. With online classes, WaldenU.edu - they offer a unique flexibility that most colleges and universities do not offer. I can have the flexibility of working and studying at the same time.
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" LIFE isn't a matter of milestones, but of MOMENTS. Never settle for anything less than your BEST." (R. Kennedy; B. Tracy)
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I am very much a jeans person when I am not hiking, jeans and pink blouse seem to be my norm. My favorite jeans are the light wash type,