Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sunny Day

I can not think of a good title for today's post.And all I can think about is how great day it was, with the sun making the whole day bright and lovely. I am a sun person, love the sunshine over rain. But it did not stopped me to grab some sleep after 3pm. So I missed the plan of playing with the camera and try the different settings.

Not to bore you much with my unproductive day, here are some photos as I check our room for organization activities:

View under my table:

Finds: the surprising number of perfume and colognes around when I cleaned up my closet (they are everywhere. I think some are stashed on my crates/boxes of miscellaneous things):

new purchase that I love (it is small, can be wall mounted, squeeze on any space, produce cool air):


Great sites found today:

1. Sense and Serendipity- a Filipino food blogger. You will love her blog if you want to learn Philippine cuisine.
2. Keep Learning, Keep Smiling - Another food blog: fast and easy recipe with tons of photos.
3. RouxBe - online cooking school full of online cooking video.


I have been struggling to review for my upcoming exam so things has been pretty busy here. I hope you are having a great weekend so far.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Today, I feel sore. All over, down to my soul. It has been awhile when my sister posted her social network account her graduation photos. Even if I cut all ties, it has been part of me to check on them once in awhile. Somehow, as a sister it is important to know if they are safe and coping with the life without me and my mother. 
I did not see anything wrong with all the photos except my foster father (step-dad actually) have lost weight and looked older than he should be. Everything is pretty normal to me until I saw one comment from (supposedly) relative of theirs. She referred to my sister (the one after me) using my nickname. I understand why she took on the name, our name sounds the same except for the first syllable. and its fine with me, until I get into emotional mood. What happened to my past now that someone else is using my name?

The good thing about this sad news is that I found my friends (pre-life with Mother) online. Someone responded on my invites already and we have exchanged few words about life when we were kids. The wonderful technology, always bringing surprises to my life.

Anyway, I watched "Book of Eli"and found it okay with my taste but sort of dragging for someone who wants feel-good movie.

School is on and there are tons of reading materials lying around waiting to be picked up and read.

Currently, I am finishing all the works that should be done before Friday.

This week is great except for my feet that is bothering me since last week but they are healing pretty well. I have few photos on my pc at home but did not get into uploading them last night. Will do it tonight. Promise.


The plan for our house is supposed to be delivered today but there are some adjustments on the bill of materials so we have to wait until friday to see the final product.

I think it has been too much excitement on my system that losing track on what we want made me sad this past few days. Initially, it is just the desire to have a place on my own, regardless of size and loft-or-without-loft. Then suddenly its been all computation that my mind has been working on. I engaged hubby into a bout of discussion and we get into some arguments (most of them mine). But today I realized that my unhappiness is self inflicted. I only want a place, and from there we will adjust. that's my initial goal. Hence, i am reminding myself now.

I don't have time for sadness or similar emotions.


Have a hearty laugh today!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Night Cap

Before I go to bed, few episodes of True Blood will be watched.

Then, here is the promised photo of my home management journal.

It's very helpful, it got everything covered although its still on getting the hang of it phase. Our payment of bills was also scheduled. it was difficult to account everything when we were both thinking that someone is doing the accounting, apparently neither of us did. So we over pay or over drafted. I thought of the idea of coming up with the list of all the bills that we pay monthly and write them on a piece of paper to see what week of the month they usually have to be paid. With some adjustments, we finally have a  schedule of a one month (four weeks) list of bills to be paid! So, every first and third Sunday of the month we can set aside the money for the house expenses (groceries, everyday meal) and drinking water then the rest were distributed on the second Sunday (water bill) and third Sunday (electricity and gas bill, househelp, etc.). So far, it is working well for us. I am hoping that as things gets busy with the review for my exam, the hubby will keep up.

see that pocket there? that's where I put the voucher-like papers so that if the hubby is too lazy to balance it, he's just have to fill it up for me so i can update the list later.

On getting green, I re purposed this Ramen cup container into a toiletries holder

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I still have photos here of foods that needs to be uploaded but have to go back to my True Blood series. it will be up tomorrow together with my Sunday breakfast. 

It's going to be a Weekend Fun photos from now on.

Strawberry and Milk

This post does not have anything about the title. I remember the bath soap that we bought for G. Loved the smell. Mine was cucumber with green tea extract. Refreshing too.

I have here my home management journal. Very helpful.

Will post later the photo of my simple journal.

Before I go back to my not-online world, here are some great paper craft sites (with tons of downloads that people like me will enjoy):

1. print a day blog - she's got everything that I love: stationery, notepad, calendars, even banner for your etsy page. and it is free! how's that for something so good?
2. sweet tidings - this is where i found printaday's blog. so imagine the treasure (free) you will find there.

For those free time and you want to try some brain teasers, here's what I got:

1. eyeball - test your accuracy on angles, bisection, etc. My engineering skill was definitely challenged!

here's my test result, not bad huh?

2. Brain Sex - you get to determine by answering a series of test if you have a male or female brain. Maybe, it does not actually about being exposed to testosterone that determines your brain sex. Mine is more on the discipline that you have adapted for a long time. My favorite result of this exam is the 3D part where you have to analyze how the 3D shapes are. I got 10 out of 12 and the result says:Are you an engineer or do you have a science background? People with these skills tend to score in this range. Past studies have concluded that people in this range have a more male brain..  Anyway, here is the result of my it possible to be just in between? maybe.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Second Weekend Fun

Last week was a less-than-expected weekend fun since the four days was literally spent in front of my laptop and books finishing papers. I am glad to have another weekend to catch up with the family and my happy little life. Here's what I have for this weekend (not too much word for this entry):

On sale books that I purchased few weeks ago but was able to grab and take photos just now:

don't you love that moon attached on the bookmark? 

Four books: The Chronicles of Narnia  ($3.2 each)

I tried reading them but don't have much time to get past page one. They are not boring though, it was me who is having a reading withdrawal. sigh.

Two Comic Books: Kikomachine Komix ($2.6 each)

Hubby finished one comic book already and had lots of laugh reading. I am about to get to the third page on one of those lovelies.

Free Treats:

 the highlight of the day: Patrick (or it looks like him, to me) 

He is a prize fished out by Hubby on one of those games in the arcade gaming zone. I am lucky too, winning eight additional tokens from the slot machine.


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