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Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Season of Sales

It is getting cold, summer is definitely over. Leaves starting to change color and the cold night and freezing morning now is the sight. Here I am again digging into my fall outfits and set aside my summer clothing. No wonder I been seeing some kids north face jackets clearance as I passed by the mall. If I was a parent, savings like this is like a window of opportunity you cannot miss. I can only remember few years back during black Friday sale, I really stuffed myself with lots of winter clothing that was on sale. I actually wait for those big even sale. I saved a bunch waiting for the sale events but for items I really need to have, those cannot wait. So , here I am waiting for next month's big sale. That is why I love about fall...the big sale events. Read More......

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Time to Upgrade

It's time to upgrade my laptop.It's been running slow and there's always pop-up error every time I've turn it on.I can't help it not to upgrade it because It has a sentimental value to me.It was my first laptop and receive it as a gifts from my girlfriend.Since then,It's our way of communication because she's in the other side of the globe and part of it to do online blogging.I'm looking for a cheaper one than buying an expensive Norton products.I've typed the words speed up xp. I've found this sites,It has a lot of good reviews from the consumers.They offering a good deals too comparing to Norton products.and will tested if its worthy of the prices. Read More......

Friday, October 5, 2012

Construction Hats On

My Uncle and I,shared the same interest when it comes to Construction.He's a great Engineer in our town.In fact,his whole garage is equipped with tools, from different sizes of screwdriver to different kinds of power blades tools.Soon,I will have my long vacation and I want it to be worthy.I'm thinking of changing my bathroom tiles and my counter top in the kitchen.I've searched online to give me some ideas on what to buy especially when cutting the tiles.I saw this diamond saw blade. I didn't know there's a lot of tools and kind of blades.I've shared this to my uncle and He was so excited and bought some tools from the sites,and it specially delivered right to his door than buying it on the store which save time and gas. Read More......

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Watch for a Lifetime

Soon,It will be my grandmother's 75th birthday party.She's still active and enjoying going to church with her friends.One thing for sure that I've learned from her,every minutes and second are precious to her.She's always on time especially with her prayer's time.That's give me an idea to give her a watch that will last for a lifetime.It was a coincidence that one of my co-workers brought a watch catalog,I've borrowed the catalog to look which watch's good for my grandma but there's nothing that catch my eyes.So,I've look to their websites citizen signature watch".They have a huge selection of watches and I've bought one with a good deals.To my surprise,they didn't add charges for delivery.I was so happy and excited to give it to my grandma on her birthday party. Read More......

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Gift to Last

Last month, I've got this Caswell-Massey Gardenia Scent Spray as a birthday gift from my bestfriend.She's a huge fans of Caswell-Massey Brand and I do love her gift and the scent of gardenia flowers.Every time I go to work,I've usually spray a little all over my body and some of my co-workers keep on asking me and wondering which store I bought my perfume.I've been searching and looking for this brand in any local store but I couldn't find one.I've search online and I was so happy that I've got a great caswell massey deals at smallflower when I've bought a lot of their products.I was so excited to share this good deals and recommend their products to all my friends. Read More......

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Bringing the Water Fountains Indoor

These last few months I've been doing lots of upgrading and home renovations. I guess watching too much DIY network and Home and Garden channels inspire me to do home projects. I could not imagine how much I have done since I started pulling out my old carpet now hard flooring and the interior, I have done some color change to change the mood of my entire home. Lately I been noticing more and more indoor fountains installed in some clips. I could not believe how this is now possible and with the help of online stores like the indoor water fountains from WaterFountainPros.com make people like me who don't get as much choices in local stores so I like to shop online. Years before, seems like indoor fountains are only common in hotel lobbies but this online shopping brought more possibilities to residential. Consider the relaxing water sound, the brilliant lights they installed in the back ground, wow! I could not imagine how fancy it would look. Am I a dreamer or what? Read More......

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Plan a Yard Sale

Later this month we will hold a big yard sale. It would be a way to get rid of some of my unused items like some furniture, picture frames and all other stuff accumulated over years. I started browsing through my items to sell and items to keep, I have boxes and boxes of wires and chargers, I really need grab a cable tray and get things organized before my mom throw away my important wires for charging my own cellphone. I would also get rid of my old laptops and desktop computer, I will try to reformat all these before I sell them. My printer that still works perfectly fine need to go because I just upgraded to wireless printing, and all my exercise machines needs to go and make some room here. I can't wait for end of this month. Read More......

Useful and Practical Use

My clients daughter just came back from her vacation. We are so anxious to hear from her. Listening to her vacation adventure made me excited. She is very cheerful lady and when she talks, it just make you feel like you can see what she said. Just like when she told us stories about their plan to find house and ended up in Holden Beach NC real estate. I would never imagine the distance from here in Washington state considering the weather difference but she can really make you feel like you are there. It has been years now since that but my client and her still stay in touch over the phone and she also talks to me over speaker phone conversation. I cannot imagine how things would be without these gadgets. Read More......

Get Things Done for Fun

My guitar skills still same, I hardly have any time to practice anymore. I only play when I have spare time or when my friends come over for visit then we both play. It's been setting in the corner now for almost a year. Just few days ago I decided to check and was disappointed when I found out that the strings need replacement. So much for that, so I am in need of replacement to my d'addario ej26 strings. I cannot find one locally so I might try to get it online. Thank God for online shopping, it really brought out lots of possibilities. I can't wait to get one and will see if I still know how to strum my guitar or better yet, I can invite some friends so it would be more fun. I might throw in some some food to make twice the fun. I know Jess like to sing while we play the background. Read More......

Save Energy Being Effecient

We all have our ways of saving time, saving money,saving energy and saving gas. I believe the bottom line is when you save, you save money in the long run. With price of gas still high , we make sure to write a list of things to buy or pick up to make one run shopping and avoid going back and forth from the grocery store. Making list also help you get the necessary things and avoiding the stuffs need needed. Buying in bulk is also a way to save, sometimes buying anything in a wholesale price , like wholesale cologne price when shopping in wholesale outlets and I do a lot in Costco. Lucky for me, I am pretty much five minute drive away from everything around town but it is still the tasking effort of running around in circles that wastes our time. So many things needed to be done and very few time to do it. Read More......

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Own Way to Share my Blessings

I am hoping to visit Philippines next year, recently I've been saving my money even my loose coins. It is hard to break a dollar but I need all the dollars and cents I can gather because me and few of my friends will hold an event. It is a fund raising for the benefit of less fortunate children. I wish we can gather up even if we cannot afford to hire like some event companies, but with little help and time, I know we can pull this event together. It wont be much but food, gifts and entertainment for children. We have ideas of taking a whole "sorbetero" ice scream cart with 4 tubes of different flavor. I am even excited myself for that day to come. I just thought that instead of staying in some fancy hotels or eat in some fancy restaurants every time I visit Philippines, instead I will save as much as I can to lower the cost and share that saved money to bring smile to these children. I can't wait for next year. Read More......

Friday, June 15, 2012

Relaxing time with Family

The last few weeks I been spending more time with my family. I had so many things needed to be done but I realized, it will always be there and for things that can wait, I will hold off when I have more time but lately I decided to relax and spend it with family. There are few things me and Missy enjoy together, like shopping, backwoods driving, play board games, video games and puzzles likejigsaws. We like to challenge each other so that even make the game more fun. I cannot beat her into anything physicals because she is in much better shape than I do but I can definitely beat her in tactic and puzzles. I really enjoy her company and while we can still do this time together, I might as well set aside special days for these kind of stuff. I get surprised sometimes to see her facebook status mentioning how much fun she had spending it with me. Read More......

Friday, May 25, 2012

Spending Memorial Day with Friends

My whole family is going to Spokane this weekend and planned on staying at my friend Linda's. It has been almost a year since we last visited Spokane with my family, usually it's only me who travels. This Memorial day gives us extra day of visiting time. I will mostly go out and do some shopping but the rest will be visiting. Linda is my best friend , she is the only one and she is almost like my sister. I used to helped her out when she needs someone to watch over her kids or house sit for her. Jhunie, the eldest plays guitar well and if I remembered right his wish is to buy Benedetto before the end of this year. I would like to see how well Jhunie does with his instruments. It would be so interesting to see how much Linda's kids have grown. They pretty much treated me as part of the family. Read More......

Monday, April 30, 2012

Remembering My Music

My friend Erica brought the biggest influence of my guitar interest , this was way back in college when I first got a hold of her palomino guitar. It sounded real beautiful to my ears and the way the strum the guitar was just impressive. She taught me few notes so I can play one of my favorite song, and just that, I got hooked! Funny how one simple start can bloom into some kind of interest and since then got me a new guitar set. I may not be the best guitar player but I love playing my guitar. I hope someday I get to pass it on to someone , a friend or perhaps a family member. It don't really take much to learn to play guitar, it just needs your heart put into it and follow the beat. Next thing you know is you are playing music and it is more fun playing it with other friends who can teach you and give you ideas. Read More......

Budgeting the Time You Don't Have

I have been real busy at work lately, I finally took the offer from different agency , so now I have more clients. I have gotten less and less clients to see in the last few months. Until two weeks ago, I was not able to pass out the offer. So, lately I have been working double job and working extra time. I still do not want to let go of blogging, I enjoy doing this. It is my way to express what I think and share my opinion. But of course sometime I just getting slow about posting, even my household chores has been left out, some of my Christmas lights still need to be taken down to storage, and now the Easter table decorations needs to be put away. I just can seem to find extra time to do things specially now even after work, I still do my home renovation at night. I am just surprised I get enough energy to get up in the morning and go back to work. My clients inspires me, and I know what I am doing now will someday benefit my future resident at my own home care. Read More......

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Mute System, Mute the Device Not the Music

My girlfriend got an email from her niece back in Hong Kong last week and she was real excited to her from her. It's almost two years now since my girlfriend left Hong Kong. I can remember back when Cel would practice playing saxophone in the background while I talk to my girlfriend on phone. Cel just started playing saxophone at that time so I don't exactly hear rights notes or sometimes not knowing what music she was playing if you ever call it music or noise at that time. I am no expert on saxophones but I can't really tell the difference between practice type saxophones over P. Mauriat Pro Jazz Saxophones by looks but I am sure once I listen to it playing side by side, then I would know the difference. There been few times I would rather hang up because the sound on background was louder and I can't hear my girlfriend's voice clear enough. Now if Cel probably used one of these E-Sax practice mute system, I can imagine how many people, not to mention neighbors would appreciate this. I have to be honest, I did not even know there was such thing but thinking of the benefit it would be to eliminate the loud noise while practicing. So, with E-sax practice mute system in place, you can even practice at night and not to worry about waking up your neighbors or hearing complains or be told to hush it. I do understand that practice makes perfect but sometimes when it is just too loud, I can't blame neighbors to complain. Besides, saxophones are real loud so this item would really be nice to have then you can practice without reserve. I believe the neat part is there are some plugs so you can record or play along with CD. I think this is real neat to have even for professional player. What really got me was to see Cel's video link playing one of Kenny G's music, and what a difference! She really played well. My girlfriend is real proud of Cel, looking back when she helped Cel when Cel feel disappointed during practice. One thing though, Cel turned out to be a great musician. I am happy for her. Read More......

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chit ChaT Turned Informative

So my friend now been hospitalized for weeks and being a single mom, she had a hard time making ends meet, from utility bills to car insurance and all. After visiting her last weekend, she was more worried now how can she make it after recovering and how she pays the bills. She had insurance which is a relief and I tried to keep her mind set positively by mentioning other benefit she qualifies. She said if worse comes worse, she had thought of checking title loans Michigan which she heard from her co worker. I thought that was a great option even for myself too. I never thought of that but it is a good idea. I am going to read more about it and maybe next time I can call her and talk more about it. I know how hard it is nowadays to qualify for anything, but I know my friend will be okay. I can't wait to her from her next week, she is expecting to get out of the hospital by then. Read More......

Weekend Visit with Friend

Last weekend I visited a friend who just got out of hospital after a car accident. The news was shocking and spread out to our group of friends. It is hard to wait not knowing her actual condition or how bad the accident was when I first heard it. So, it was a relief to finally see her and talk to her. Lots of questions answered and all the wondering finally cleared. She is recovering real well, I stayed for about an hour and stayed when they served her lunch. I noticed how hard it is for her to get out of her bed so that overbed table really helpful. She can still feed herself but the moving around and getting up is still painful and lots of sore spots. Her body is covered with bruises and scratches, I can understand why she would rather stay in bed and not want to me moved much. I missed her company, I am just glad she survived that accident and thank God for watching her. Read More......

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Good Posture Saves Your Back

I've worked and assisted patients at their homes during transfers and therapies where I need to sometimes give exercises to patients who have problem with balance or recovering from surgery. I try to maintain good body mechanics to save my back and having to avoid getting Spine surgery Houston which would mean keeping me off work and maybe away for awhile. I am very active person and I would not want to be confine so as much as possible, I would do my best to save my back and stay away from invasive procedures. I am not really scared of doctors or hospitals, I just want to avoid it as much as I can possible. It is so amazing how a proper posture and good body mechanics saves your back and keep you stay healthy. For more than twelve years now of bending over, lifting and assisting patients , I could say I am still doing well. Read More......

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cell Phones To Help Time Management

I am not the best person when it comes to managing time although I have managed few solutions to help me out of chaos. With busy schedule mixing family time, house chores, work and not to mention now I am working for 2 agencies and maintaining two private clients, I could say that if without time management, I could easily miss appointments or schedules. I even have to send a belated mothers day gifts due to forgetfulness. One of the few things I love about my cell phone is the calendar. Without this cell phone app, I would be full of sticky notes and alarms. Most people have cell phones now and the fact that is is light and easy to put in pocket or purse makes it ideal tool as I carry my phone anywhere I go. The ability to give you several alerts even far advance and few minutes away is perfect for me who used to constantly forget appointments. This is just few of the things I love about my cell phone. Read More......

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Save Time , Have The Right Tools

It has been said, time is money and money is time so it just make sense that you have to spend time more efficiently. I have done few projects at home and at times I do it the hard way because I did not have the proper tools to do the job. It primarily because I could not afford to buy the tool or I thought it was not that hard to do. I always think about getting the right tool once I am stuck with my project. Like my friend who started to fix his own car, he is a big guy and have lots of experience with cars but I told him if he just buy a gear puller it would make it simple and saves his back from twisting and bending in most awkward position. I was not trying to be an expert but body mechanics is my expertise which he was poorly positioned that day. I am not getting any younger and saving your back just from bending and twisting is simple , you just have to remind yourself. I should say , save time and your back , just buy the tools. Sure was, the end of that week I heard him complain of his back aches. I hate to say I told you so.

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Appraisal Value or Sentimental Value

I believe most people collect something , it could be coins, cars, mugs, stamps , the list goes on but are you the type of collector who care for it's monetary value or you collect it for a different reason and it has sentimental value. Most people I met so far at their young age collect more stuff with sentimental value. Some are family inherit so it has more sentimental value to them than others but don't you want to know exactly how much is the actual value of the things you are collecting or in hand? I like to make research online for close guess. I have several coins collected and this particular kind I want to see a morgan dollar price guide to see value of each coin by year it was circulated. I've had it for years now and it was given to me by father who had it for years. After he found out that I have growing interest on coin collecting, he shared me few of his. I would keep it for special reason and hand it down from my generation down. Some things just money cannot buy.

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Simple Trick to Use Bluetooth on SKYPE Calls with Android Device


This TRICK I have personally tried using Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket S2 to use my bluetooth but I came across the same problem, I even got AD2P bluetooth headset hoping to use bluetooth headset when using skype but big disappointment when all my media sound work perfectly but during skype call, it just connect but doesn't work. So I managed to trick skype audio (making sure bluetooth is already paired and connected.)
This works for me but it still uses the devices mic not the bluetooth. Tested on my Samsung galaxy skyrocket S2 using AD2P bluetooth headset (Motorola HX550). I tried the regular bluetooth (non AD2P and it does not work)


#1 exiting skype on task manager

#2 plug the headset/mic in the jack (to trick skype that is is using the headset)

#3 now make a skype call ( you can unplug the headset once you see it ringing under headset *icon headset and it should not show that your skype call is on bluetooth mode, it should be on earpiece *icon once headset is unplug )



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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Room Renovation

Since my Mom and I now left in my place, we decided to downsize and make few changes starting in our bedrooms. For now we repainted one bedroom and move few furniture around. Mom wanted her bed more in the center now instead of being on the side and our vanity tables we switch them around because the one she had did not matched with her new color to make the bedroom more lighter color. It took us few days to rearrange the furniture around and couple of days for dry time of the paint. Just that simple change in her room made a big difference to the way it look and feel inside her bedroom. Next project will be the living room. I think I will remove the carpet and replace it with hardwood flooring. I wonder what will be the outcome. Read More......

Simple Party , Big Fun

Just few days ago I celebrated my birthday. All my friends and family showed up. My mom particularly, helped me fixed some of the food. We had a great time even it was just a simple party we throw out. I noticed lots of the cards I receive was custom gift card. It is really more special being done customized. With computer printers nowadays, anyone who knows how to use a computer, pretty much know how to print her own card.

We primarily served Filipino food and my favorite is adobo and pancit. Most of my American friends look for my "lumpia" it is an Filipino eggroll and of course we serve rice. Bibingka and biko for dessert. Hopefully we will have another gathering this spring, I might try making cassava cake. So some of my friends are not sure what I was serving so they asked. It turn out fun and tummy filled. Read More......

Monday, February 13, 2012

Enjoy Window Shopping

It has been three months since I started my home renovation. Since Home Depot is pretty much the main and bigger store for things I needed in my area so I spent more time looking for any upgrades for my home fixtures. Last November I started removing carpet in my living room and now installed new hard floor. I like the looks of it though it is pretty much different walking in hard surface that when it was padded carpet. I don't remember how many times I've been back and forth in the hardware store and lumber. I even went through the tool section and picked all the main tools necessary to make the job and I remember passing by the welding equipment as I look around for soldering materials. If I can remember right, my first power tool was my drill then I got the sander, then another drill to use as screw driver so I did not have to go back and forth, then I had the circular saw. Now I got myself a router table and saw , a miter saw and a table saw for the next job. I found out that having these tools saves me time and also easy on my hands and body. It is worth to spend money on tools . With all these power equipment mentioned, always have SAFETY FIRST. Read More......

Monday, February 6, 2012

Having the Right Tools SavesTime On my First Project



I recently got into wood working and unlike most people would say that do not buy or get into much investment until you become advance wood worker. I now believe that having the right tool saves time and also make the job easier. I may not going to buy the most expensive tools but buy the right tool need to do the job.

I always wonder how those wooden crafts were made, the workmanship and the effort it takes to do the project just like the good wood nyc. These detail job always impresses me though I easily get curious and wanted to try doing things myself. I have seen craft maker and sell their products as young as nine year old.

With all that said, I decided to make my first piece of furniture project for my mom. I made her a six drawer dresser. I made it in five days, doing it after my work and all I need is put handle and finish it. I enjoy doing it though I had so much trouble being a first timer but I find it much easier doing the job starting with sharp saws and precession cutting. Next time I will start posting the pictures of my wood working projects. Read More......

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

TV Can Be Educational

Lately I have been real interested with home designs, renovations, and home and garden ideas particularly doing it by myself. There are lots of things that can be learned just by watching the show.It helps and gives you hints on particular locations like finding apartments for rent in Calgary. I may help my friend find her place to stay but being a home owner is different because it gives me the freedom to change decor or painting color as you please. I can imagine before when I have to rent an apartment that even simple as putting up a picture frame scares you.

I surely enjoy owning my house and watching now on television shows about real estate where it gives you tips and great ideas about buying a house. One show particularly is about Canada realty and helping people buy properties in Canada, mostly from Toronto and they even assist people who are looking apartments. I can see why lots of people choose to rent but after watching these shows, it give me a lot of ideas and help you decide between renting or buying a home. I guess it just depends on how much stable you are in the area or if you even qualify for mortgage.

I already managed to change color in my living room twice and redid my carpet floor into hardwood floors. I really love the hardwood now compare to the old carpeting specially with my two little dogs, it make the cleaning up so easy. No more carpet shampooing and dusty vacuuming every week.One of the changes I made and created a huge difference is I removed the peninsula cabinet in my kitchen and created an open floor layout and made an island from the cabinets off the peninsula to match the old cabinetry. All these ideas I got from watching television shows and being inspired by what I saw and created my own project. I love my kitchen now and I am still trying to do more project around house. Next one would be more woodworking. Hope to get more inspiration. Read More......

Memories to Last

I went through my old photos back in collage over the weekend and came across this particular photo of a friend. She is my roommate's sister. I got along with my roommate just like a sister so every time her sisters visited, I am always part of the visit and so her sisters became my real good friends too. It was through her that I learned to play guitar. I remember the first song she taught me and it was only four tabs played repeatedly and it played the music. She then have to sell her guitar to me due to financial reason. She uses the guitar even after I bought it but I do the changing of cello strings every time it needs replacements. Oh well, I really enjoy playing and now that I am here in States, I bought myself a new set. Though I still remember Liza. Read More......

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dollar Store Great Finds

I very seldom go to dollar stores because I seem to buy goodies that was not needed but only the things I like. I was surprised last time I went I saw items that I did not expect got sold in their stores. Iphone accessories like the one I like most is clear case and even the retractable Iphone USB/data cord which I used and really needed badly so I can recharge my phone. So I decided to grab three pieces of each so I can plug one in my car and one in my kitchen and one in bedroom. I told my friends and family about it and they too grab few. These are just few items I like in dollar stores. Last Christmas I bought lots of gift wrapping and bags for all presents here. So next time you have parties, try going to dollar stores first, you never know how much deals you get and cut the cost for a colorful party. Read More......

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Long Distance Relationship Challenges

My girlfriend who lives in Canada spent time with my family for the holiday. It has been almost two years now that we have to live apart due to immigration and work. There have been plans of me moving to Edmonton but I just cannot leave my family behind and with economy being bad in United States, it is hard to move and sell my house without selling it real low price or have to wait so long to sell. So we decided to just do visits every often until we decide to settle.

I like it in Canada but there are lots of things to consider but I don't mind trying to move temporarily but not any longer than a year just so we can be together longer. I am hoping she will get her permanent resident status this summer so she can probably try to find a different employer and move in closer to the border near Washington State.This has been our long term goal to be able to be close together so we can spend more time with family and friends. For now, we are just glad and enjoy of her being able to cross the U.S. Canada border.
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Spending Time With Family Is the Best Gift Ever

After the holiday vacation, now I am starting to catch up with my old and normal routine. Back to work again and start doing patient visit instead of doing Cooking Jobs for the holiday. I was doing lots of cooking and serving special food and holiday treats. I enjoyed every minute of it specially spending precious time with my family. Cooking and baking is very tasking job but when you make it int a family matter, it become more fun. I do not want to get started like some other people who have made Christmas so commercialized and into material stuff. I like to make it the way I was raised who enjoy Christmas with family and enjoy each others company visiting or playing games together. These time of year where spending more time indoor is essential to stay warm and comfortable. Read More......