Monday, November 26, 2012

Dad's 2nd Interment

Last Saturday (Nov. 24, 2012), dad's 2nd interment were finally scheduled! It was a little bit of a tension for the last minute plans, but thank God, everything went on smoothly according to plans. It was more personal and more private this time as it was only attended by few family members. This was planned as well ;).

We had a short prayer and a blessing from pastor Joemarie, who happened to be my cousin's husband. (thanks a lot, pstr. Joemarie & Dhess Magtulis)'re both God's angels sent to us in an event such as this. 
The event started at 4pm, and we were done by around 5pm. We then thought of  going to Cafe' Laguna for an afternoon snack. We were delighted with the food and even took home some for family guests and a bit for us :).

It was a busy day, but wasn't bad afterall. I felt relieved that this was done successfully according to how we wanted it to be done. It was all worth it. We think of it as a family investment. We all take our last breaths. It's just a matter of when our time will come. And that, being said, I would like to say  my mind will be more peaceful to think about it when it's our own time to go. Not even complicated agreements will have to come along because in the first place, all rules came settled loud and clear with no hidden fees, short, I got the land title paid in full and a clean title at that!! I think we chose a good place as well :). The maintenance care of the place will be's either you choose to pay or just do it on your simple as that. For the first 2 months, I chose to pay a carer just to take care of the bermuda grass while it was still newly planted and need more attention for its care until it grows fully well at its peak. Until our next visit for more updates!

The exact location is close to the main gate, so when visiting comes, it won't be too difficult getting in particularly if crowd sets in.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Place, New Peace!

I should tell this. Planning can't be as easy as how you think it is. Sometimes, it gets tough on your mind and drains your energy particularly if this involves a lot of financial aspects. Well, I know, today, you can't seem to get things being done without involving money matters. But if you know the plan would be worth it in the end, you won't mind. ;) 

I thank God that careful planning works, with prayers in between. I know in my heart why God gives blessings to certain people. He knows what are in their hearts! I wouldn't deny I am just one of those millions of people getting His blessings. And with that, I still continue to pray and say my thankful prayers.

After the house which was finally done last year (finally got my house title last month), I and my husband continue to look at what's straight ahead. We continue to strive taking a glimpse of what's in the future, through prayers. It's like when you plan about your kid's, insurance, etc.. you know. 

When George (my husband's cousin) died last May, it was a drastic change we couldn't ever imagine! Mostly, it was the bad changes that we had to deal with. The sudden death became a sudden "wake up call" for us. This was the main reason why we started talking about memorial life plans, and all things that are life-death related! It's scary talking and dealing with it, but we all reach the time when it's our time to go and leave this earth.  
While memorial life plan in the US is mostly common, you could see it a rare thing to be considered in the Philippines. Without a life plan or any early death preparations in the US, and you die unexpectedly, it's like pulling down your bereaved family into the abyss of credit! They can spend like $10,000-$20,000 just to bury you in the US! Millionaires would probably are the only ones who need not to worry!

So, after long talks of planning, and analyzing, we finally decided to buy a memorial plot at Christ The King Memorial in the Philippines. It's a premium lot which can occupy a family of 12 ;). Samples were checked, stones chosen, etc...and thank God! Lot is now fully paid! Thanks "iyay" for being my eyes, ears, nose and mouth! :)) You know all the jobs you are doing are greatly appreciated. You've proven my trust and thank you for being so trustworthy! You deserve a treat! LOL!
Wherever the exact place is, it's in that area...Tata, where is the pole as a marker??? ;)

The way it will look like...hhmmm, I think this will be colored white instead! We chose the white one.

On to the next move which will be dad's exhumation of his remains anytime after November 12 next month! One of the main reasons why I am going home in the Philippines. We are praying all would become smooth in the transfer of the remains for his new home. This involves responsibility and I am willingly taking it in my own hands. I believe it's God's timing and now is the chance to let me do it, so let it be!

By the way, surprisingly, the Janiuay Cemetery will only allow the remains to be taken out if I pay the outstanding balance of the "rent". Total balance are ALL PAID until 2012! I hesitate to disclose any numbers, and I consider it NOT a big's useless anyway!  All I just wish is that other people should at least learn to be more responsible in handling this financial aspect of their loved ones who are now eternally resting. Sometimes, we are too busy enjoying what life has to offer forgetting the loved ones that have been long gone! Remember, we will all end up in the same spot...if not in the same plot! How could you imagine yourself 6 feet under the ground someday and nobody even bother to take care of  yours later in the years?
And oh!...renting for your grave forever is not a good deal! Who pays for what, when, who's turn, for how much! My word!!! That's crazy!

Honestly, it's just one of those reasons why I need to pull dad's remains out! I might have paid a bit more pricey on the plot, but that would be it. You don't need to pass the "burden" of paying to your grandkid's children and the later generation for a grave they don't deserve to pay.

And to my dad! Don't worry, everything has been taken cared of. I know we had some bad arguments before, and those things that didn't go well while you were around, but I didn't mean to shut you out away from me and the family. I still love you as my dad and I still miss you at times! You're still my dad no matter what happened, and goes with it a responsibility I need to do in however God would want it. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Still Behind But Trying To Cope Up

It's been 3 months since my last post. It's a long way to go back and fill in the gaps so I guess I just have to focus on the present as I go along.
On the other hand, the blogging business became so slow that made me more off hooked in a while. With so many things that happened previously...death from the family, out of town trips, household chores, house and family concerns here and in the Philippines and other stuff, I learned to analyze our typical life routines changed dramatically! It's like traveling to that regular route on the road and suddenly rerouted to a road you'd never been into.

You get to adjust being swayed from the twists and turns on the sides, and sometimes you change some approach in dealing with some people because of some beliefs in different perspectives. The latter one is very tough...knowing she is from a family. :( I came to think at it and told myself...this is America! But while I know many people have beliefs oppose to mine, I continue to live according to what I believe is true and worth living.
But I chose not to elaborate about this thing anymore since it's a sensitive one. I chose to exercise my responsibility in revealing facts that shouldn't be exposed to the public. I know it's one issue I should be very careful of, unless I get provoked! {that's my "maldita" side!)

I and hubby still continue to travel, mostly for business. After our 4-day trip to the south-central part of the US next week, it would be time for me to prepare for my much awaited 2.5-month vacation in the Philippines in November. This would be me traveling alone a long haul flight going Philippines without the hubby beside me :(. So, you see, just doing the trip preparations alone are tough! Of course, it involves proper time management when you need to include chores at home and writing in-between ;).

And speaking about writing, there will come a time to close several of my blogs that have their domain names for paid blogging purposes. It's not too soon yet, but that's a plan. It's just that I am starting to feel I am having a tough time catching up with them due to changed priorities I have to face first. But I can still see myself writing in the future. But it would probably be focused on one journal or personal homepage.
Oh boy! There are quite a lot of things I have in my mind. Ideas and plans for family and the future.

I and my husband are still continously blessed by God and we just continue to praise Him and thank Him endlessly. We would always continue to bring Him back the glory and the honor!

Til my next post folks! Stay blessed and be a blessing! Mwah to all! :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Regency Beauty Institute Is Expanding!

If you are planning to take a cosmetology career, why not check Regency Cosmetology Schools? A cosmetology is one of those booming careers nowadays, the fact that many beauty salons are almost everywhere nowadays, don't you think?

By choosing the right cosmetology school for your future career is one way of upgrading your career future as well, and when you talk about Regency Beauty Institute, it is definitely a cut above. As a student, you'll get the chance to be learning on their comprehensive programs.

So, check it out!

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

On the Road Again

Guest post of the week by Deangelo Spencer

Saint Ann is a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, and my husband’s hometown. It has a population of around 15,000. Mark, my husband, has been making trips back and forth to visit his ailing father for several months now. His mom passed away several years ago. He is an only child and, therefore, the only person on whom my father-in-law can depend. We do have a caregiver and she is great but at that stage of life, you still need the touch and affection of a loved one. When his father passes, he will inherit the house and its belongings. His father did well for himself, provided very well for his family, and enjoyed many of life’s treasures and pleasures. He will go a happy and peaceful man. Mark’s dad never became internet savvy so there has been no internet connection at their home. But since Mark is making so many trips and doing so much work away from his office, he had to look at his options atsatellitestarinternet.comand get connected. Now he feels better about being away from home and with his father when he knows he can get some work done.

Friday, April 20, 2012

All-Occasion Party Invitation Cards

If there is one of those great times life has to offer, it would be celebrations with loved ones! Whether it would be a wedding, birthday, graduation, baby shower and a lot more, it would always be a perfect company with others.

A certain occasion well planned also comes with it great party invitations to be given to guests that would surely be more than enough to let them know that their presence are worth more than cherishing than any other material gifts in the whole wide world! ;). One good thing that is fun doing is to choose an invitation that is fully customized based on how you want them designed and putting those unique messages that really comes from the heart, that also includes the chic decorations and colorful styles that reflects the true personality of the celebrant, don't you think?

We should be happy about it because is one ideal place to go online when you need cool invitation cards no matter what the occasion is. There are a lot of theme party invitations to choose from, and basing from that, I believe it would give you more and better ideas on how you could design them on your own. That way, you don't only awe your guests being invited, but make them become inspired on your creativity.
I would also believe that you don't need to be a professional artist to make your own customizable invitation cards online because the designer gallery can help you set up everything. It would actually be fun doing it once you are in it! It would enhance your hidden talent and you will be surprised! lol!

I love the designs. The best thing I like is that InvitationBox is not only limited to invitation cards, but also offers stationary sets, various gift items..etc. So, it is just perfect to go to for an all time occasion purposes.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's Been A Little While...

I haven't been updating lately about how everything is going. Well, after I recovered from a bad cough recently, I didn't get the chance to update my posts (actually all my blogs). It's tough when all of a sudden there are things that instantly pop up on your mind, then you get too busy doing the house chores at the same time.

I am starting to feel getting bored although I know there are still lots of things to do inside the house. It seems I got used to the effect of being on the road or somewhere else due to travels which I have started to enjoy. Sometimes I felt so down and just feeling blue without any reason. {sigh} Is this the sign of boredom settling in?

I mostly pray all the time to overcome this! I don't mind crying all out just to help me ease the burden. Thank God, He's helping me to help myself too!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Finding An Affordable Car Insurance

If you think finding an affordable car insurance is impossible these days, think about it many times. It's not, so long as you find the right place/company. The best thing is that you can find it online by getting your Car Insurance Quotes so you can compare the differences. And to think that you can find them online, you can already be able to compare cheaper insurance rates, and yet you can still avail for a quality car insurance.

Better yet check CI Auto Quotes to know more what I am talking about. They offer vehicle liability insurance at competitive rates.

With so many insurance company out there, you will know which ones are the best that suit your lifestyle and needs.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Rough & Tough Week!

It's been 9 days after we arrived home from the Philippines on a 2-week trip vacation and I am still having cough at times. I feel much better now although I still got those times when I suddenly have cough spells that are so annoying especially early in the morning, to the point where I go out of breath!

I had to take Nyquil and Dayquil tabs, and antibiotic pills (I bought in the Philippines since I can't get it OTC here in the US). A week of sleepless nights was tough! I had to take other brands of cough syrup (that seemed to be ineffective!), until I thought of just taking the Nyquil cough syrup for both day and night. That helped me sleep, and I guess the antibiotics helped as well.

I guess this is what I get when I spend too much in the outdoors, plus the fact that it was raining most of the time in the Philippines while having some fun with the family... I still haven't regreted the fact that I enjoyed myself with them. That moment where we were still outdoors doing some gigs while soaking wet while it was pouring hard! Hah! That was the culprit!

I sat on the plane for more than 12 hours barely without sleep because of cough while coming home! Whew! I survived that struggle. Arriving home felt like a heaven when I saw my bed calling, lol!

Thank God for the healing and the very much deserved rest I needed! Thank you too for a loving husband who has been my best nurse...waking up at the middle of the night running to the drug store to get me my medicine! I got my TLC too ;).

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Being a farmer

Contributed by Milford Woods

I love being a farmer, it’s in my blood. My dad was a farmer and I spent my formative years in Iowa learning about how to grow corn and potatoes and what and everything else…it’s great. I think it’s amazing to work with my hands all the time and be outside in the fresh air – I think there’s something really respectable about growing something tangible rather than sitting at a desk without spreadsheets and phone calls all day long, you know? I recently got hughes satellite internet for the internet because I needed some way to stay in touch with my vendors. It turns out nowadays crop prices have gotten to where they’re up and down all throughout the course of a day so I need to stay on top of it to know what my stuff is going for. Plus it’s nice to be able to look for farm equipment and things like that, you know? My wife is the perfect farm wife and I really just appreciate that she loves this life, too.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Had Fun!

So, our 2-week trip to the Philippines had come to an end since we left Philippines 23rd of March. It was so much fun doing all the outdoor activities that I've never done before such as zip lining, para sailing, go karting and more.

I didn't expect, the weather there was only in the 80's and it was raining most of the time if not cloudy. So, we didn't get too much tan and no sunburns while we were outdoors having fun and at the beach.

The only thing I didn't like was catching the cough bug that I got from hubby! Then, I just got this bug back home here in the US! It was quite a struggle coughing all along our 20++ hours trip coming back home. Ugh!
I am still groggy with all the pills I am taking. Plus, jet lags and time adjustments.

But other than those, I have enjoyed most of our activities spending it with my family :).

Friday, February 17, 2012

Kids Love it

Guest post written by my buddy Judy Guerrero

I think the kids like the Dish Television less than I do, and I got it for them! I really love my Housewives shows and I know that’s terrible to say, but I’m a housewife and I can totally relate to some of their little dramas! There are other shows on, too, that sort of reflect that same lifestyle and my newest guilty pleasure is called Texas Multi Mamas and it’s all about all the kind of redneck women in Texas who have twins or more. I think it’s just the funniest thing seeing grown women fight about things like the fact that one didn’t get invited to a party or that the other spilled the beans that she met her husband while being a Hooters waitress – I mean, my life is all laundry and PTA so I can’t really say I’ve got the SAME struggles but there’s always something. Someone didn’t make cupcakes for their kid’s birthday or didn’t get the teacher a good enough gift…

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Skin Rashes (Again!)

Tuesday last week, I got this tiny red spots popping out on my skin that started on the left side of my back down to my legs. The one on my back was itchy, and I only was able to take a look at it on the mirror when I went for a shower. They were very red and streaky! The red streaks were due to my scratches and they were irritating. I put some anti itch ointment on the itchy spots, and it seems to be relieving it.

The spots on my legs and thighs were not itchy and they are the same ones that popped out in the summer of 2010.

Anyway, I went to the doctor for a check up and gave me a short term treatment of Prednisone and anti allergy meds called Periactin good for a week. I am feeling better now, and the spots are going away.

The only thing that I am not sure of is what's causing those spots to appear since the doctor said it was not petechiae. If it's an allergy reaction, I am not sure if it is due to food, detergents or cleansing chemicals I use. So, I think I need to observe the detergent I am using, and at the same time cleansing chemicals.

I should have taken a shot of the rashes so I can share it, but I was so overwhelmed and got alarmed a little bit, so it didn't get through my mind taking a photo of it. They are nasty looking...LOL!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Guest post from: Mohamed Simon

When I turned on the news last week through Direct tv richmond, I was captivated with a story about a woman who had recently lost her husband. Upon his death, she received a large sum of money from his estate. As a wonderful tribute to the man that she grieved, she made a decision to go into random K-marts and pay off people’s layaway accounts. Her generosity sparked other people’s generosity, and these random acts of kindness spread across the country. It’s funny- hate can breed hate, but love and generosity can do the same. This story truly inspired me to pay my blessings forward. Not for show or for the appreciation from others, but for genuine care and compassion for another human being. The funny thing is, it doesn’t take much. Sometimes a kind word, a smile, or just holding the door open for a mother struggling with her bags of groceries and a toddler in hand can make all the difference in a person’s day. These small acts of kindness just may inspire others to do the same.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blogger's Bad Glitches! :(

I should say, if anything catches up any glitch due to downed servers due to maintenance, etc...I can still hang up unto it, but NOT for blogger!

I have 5 active blogs hosted from blogger, and considering that these blogs are ALL income earners, I couldn't just afford to let them undergo bad glitches. I couldn't imagine myself sitting in front of my PC the whole day trying to figure out what was happening one day when all of a sudden ALL of my .com domain blogs were no longer accessible. I found out later that the problem seems to be on my end which means anybody can access them normally in another location, except for me! Oh well, that was partly a good news so all those unpaid posts can still be accessed for further checking so that I can be paid! :)

On the other hand, I still have to get them back to normal because I need my URL posts for every paid blog post I will submit. Considering that I have one pending paid post to be done the next day, I need to work double time in order to get it back to normal.
Ah...research here and there paid off, finally!!!! Whew!

I had to switch all my .com blogs to their blogger sub domain, which made me so hesitant at first because what if I can't switch them back to their .com? I took the risk anyway, but I had to start working on the one that is the least active blog, although that one has a Google page rank 1 (PR) already. I was just thinking the PR will get affected with the switching, but so far, it is still there!

It was just a good feeling to see them get back to normal seeing them online. But that glitch was strange to me and up to now, I don't have any idea what cause them to went "mixed up"!

Ahhh...blogger, you made me crazy for a day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Actos Cancer Lawyers

I don't have diabetes and thus I have not tried this drug product called Actos. Many diabetic patients have been reported to be using this product particularly for Type II diabetics. Actos with a generic name of Piogliatazone is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

But Actos is not for everyone with diabetes. Bad reports that have been received by liability lawyers are too overwhelming where many Actos users have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, one dangerous side effects of the drug that seems to have gone unnoticed by many users.

I don't have any idea yet what is the stand of FDA, the manufacturer and many medical experts as to a massive recall of this product from market shelves. But the fact is that many lawsuits are being filed nowadays with many Actos users claiming for liability injuries and damages from the manufacturer. If you think you have a case similar to this, you maybe entitled for a compensation.