Thank you so much, Rocks for this tag. Know that the hubby and I appreciate you and we are with you praying as you anticipate the biggest blessing you will yet receive.

I would love to share this angel to fellow bloggers who I have been blessed to have met in this virtual world. You have been angels to me even as you have encouraged me in more ways than one. May the Lord continue to bless you even as you have been His channel of blessing to me.

|Shelia|Reward Rebel|Scotty's Princess|Bing|Neil|
|PinayMommy|PinayMama|Melai|Elaine|

Thanks so much, PinayMama for this tag. I appreciate this.

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1. Picturing of Life
2. Juliana’s Site
3. Hazel-My Life, My Hope, My Future.
4. Jeanne-The Callalily Space
5. Starz in De Sky
6. My Charmed Life
7. Denz Techtronics
8. Denz Recreational
9. Life’s Simple Pleasures
10. My Blog
11. Because Life is Fun
12. In This Game of Life
13. Scribbles of my Life
14. Changing Lanes
15. This is what my heart says...
16. A mom's note
17. Tasteful Voyage
18. Jackie's Everyday Life
19. Jackie Simply Pinay
20. Gerthy's Scrapbook
21. Gerthy Sanctary
23. Asawa's Love Book
24. A Mother's Journal
25. Simple Life, Simply Me
26. Pinaymama's Diary
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|Sherry|Elaine|Wendy|Twerlyn|Moja|

There are a lot of cash advance and payday loan sites available online and it can be actually be confusing to choose which one. There is just about one site that stands out among them all. Trustsource.org. They alone have a list of companies that offer loans and it is just liberating to know that one can actually get to choose and compare which would best fit their need.

It is true that there will always be times that we would need additional cash especially if there are things that need to be taken cared of and you happen to be in between paychecks. Like our current circumstance for instance. We badly need to have our bathroom fixed. Water has started to leak around the bath tub for reasons that baffle us. We just had a helper do a general cleaning one weekend and this happened. Even as we hope that minor plumbing is what’s needed, we pretty much doubt it even as we see that the tiles around it would need to be broken and we have to buy new ones to replace not just the tiles but hollow blocks, sand, everything else. This is something we cannot wait for the next payday to have fixed. For all we know, the problem could get worse if we do.

Have been here in the hospital since eight this morning. Saw my first two docs at 10am and 12nn, respectively. I am currently waiting in line for my follow up check up with my third doc, who is an Allercologist.

When I was confined last week, it puzzled me why she was not called an Allergist instead. Now I know why, she specializes in allergy, asthma and immunology. Big time, huh. I even had to plead with Vicky, her assistant, to count me in for the day. Because she first assured me there was no way I could still be accommodated. Talk about box-office clinic. I pleaded with her to include me, I told her my case cannot wait till Friday. My rashes have been almost permanent already. Have had it for more than two weeks now.


It is no fun that the scorching heat outside worsened my allergy, my face flushed as if I was fully made up. That is aesthetics naturele. But still it did not feel right because I felt my face burning. It was a good thing the airconditioning inside the hospital building helped a tad as the feel of my burning face subsided a great deal.

To kill time, I have been reading On Becoming Child Wise (Parenting Your Child From Three to Seven Years). As I currently type away from my mobile phone now, hubby is taking his nap beside me, with his sleepy head dancing from side to side. Good thing it's his day off today. He did not take his day off last Monday. He had to do some last minute promotions for camp at Gen. Pio del Pilar HS.


I hope not to come back here anymore. But even as I am still here in line waiting, I am already scheduled for an indefinite follow up with the doc I saw at noon time today.


There were also some lab results that I retrieved and one that I had to do a repeat of. Both from my previous confinement. We really need to maximize our time while we are here. In between my noon check up and the upcoming 5pm check up, did some errands and bought primary complex medicines (replenishment) for our son. Pricey meds.


We pray we all get well soon.

(photos attached upon editing)

I found this good read from Parent Center on Parenting.

This particular site that I have do not need web hosting services. But I have other sites in the web that I currently got a notice from the web hosting who’s currently servicing our site that we would soon need to find a new one to host our site. You see, our own domain site has been experiencing outages from time to time and it can really get bothersome.

One of my friends in the web has recently opened the possibility venturing into web hosting, and boy that made me glad. I do not know much when it comes to these things that pertain to the web and it is a relief that there’s someone I know who will actually offer such service.

I have been getting feedback that the top three companies that offer best web hosting service are: Host Monster, Host Gator and Yahoo Host. I just hope we get a hold of hosting services soon before our current web host will give us notice that it’s time to shift.




You Are the Index Finger



You are ambitious, driven, and capable.

You aren't afraid to take responsibility for your actions - or place the blame on whoever deserves it.

You are honest, free thinking, and objective. You see things in your own way - and you aren't afraid to let everyone know about it.



You get along well with: The Thumb



Stay away from: The Ring Finger


On 29 March 2008 the Philippines will join countries around the world as we literally "turn the lights out" for Earth Hour - an event that will fuel awareness on climate change and prove that when the people of the world work together, they can make a difference in the fight against global warming.

Earth Hour will take place throughout the Philippines from 8 to 9 in the evening on Saturday night, 29 March 2008. WWF invites you to participate by shutting off lights for 60 minutes, organizing your own "lights-out" event or by forwarding this mail to your friends, workmates and family.

Launched in Australia on the 31st of March 2007, Earth Hour moved 2.2 million people and 2100 businesses in Sydney to turn off their lights for one hour. This massive collective effort reduced the city's energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour. With Sydney icons like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House turning their lights off and unique events such as weddings by candlelight, the world took notice. Inspired by the collective effort of millions of Sydneysiders, many major global cities are joining Earth Hour in 2008, turning a symbolic event into a global movement.

YOUR participation will go a long way in spreading the message that we, as individual droplets working collectively - can create an impetus far more powerful than the mightiest of rivers. For more information, log on to the WWF Earth Hour page at: www.earthhour. org.

If you want to learn more about how else you can help make Earth Hour in the Philippines a success, call (632) 920-7931, (632) 920-7923, or (632)920-7926

It is rather easy to get yourself caught up in a bad credit standing situation these days. The availability of credit cards, even pre-owned ones right at your doorstep is enough to get someone who is not really responsible enough to use and max out. Fact is, the number of bad credit consumers in the United States alone is growing by the day and the above reason is one of the major contributors.

It will be a relief to know that bad credit loans are made available especially for these individuals. It is basically expected that people with less than perfect credit standing get declined or rejected most of the time by most financial establishments. BadCreditOffers actually gives someone with a bad credit a chance to actually redeem back his credit standing and even his financial future. This is good news as this actually provides hope for a better financial credibility.

This is my third night in this hospital. More than 42 hours fever free, but docs (yep, I have at least three) will not clear me for discharge yet because rashes have spread all over my body and they cannot figure out why. I feel I am just wasting my time here when in fact the figuring out of what I am allergic to can be very well done through outpatient sessions.

I can never understand hospital procedures and why only one doc from all the three that I have came today and gave me but a lame excuse for holding off my clearance to be discharged. It bothers me -because first, I feel my hospital bill is just accumulating with every minute of my unnecessary extended stay here. Second, I miss my son so much. Despite my qualms on allowing my son to set foot on a hospital, I permitted my sister to bring him with her today when she came to visit with her hubby. I was just so thrilled! I held him so long I did not want to let go. I thought I would be home tomorrow but since I hear nothing from my docs, there is really no telling. That is why I permitted my sis to have him tag along. I sent him off with prayer that the Lord protect and shield my baby.


My hospital stay would have been far better if wifi was not confined on the ground, fifth and fifteenth floor. I find perplexing. Why those floors alone? Anyway, if I have internet access, I would have probably defeated the very purpose of my stay here by abusing it.


Although I have been hospitalized an average of once a year, I sincerely am not enjoying it. Those countless needles have taken too much blood from my poor thin arms more than enough times to give me atleast a decade off from getting hospitalized again. Friends, please keep me in your prayers. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. God bless you all.

You read that right. We are on our way to the hospital now. Apparently there are just things that cannot be taken with a mind over matter attitude. I have tried to wrestle with my doc over this, even with hubs but have failed. Keep me in prayers, will you? My temp would range fr 38.5 to 39.3 Celsius, never lower. The 500mg paracetamol is not helping a bit. I hope to be back soon. God bless you all.


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In Antipolo City where we live, the soil is rather known for nurturing all kinds of termites. This has been evident even in the previous houses we rented in the vicinity. We had to call in an exterminator, but it was then too late because our play place made of wood has been eaten up by the pests.

Now that we have our own home, we made sure we have got our soil treated with anti-termite formula from its foundation. We plan to have an annual treatment of our house just to be sure.



I did not get a notification via email, that is why this is a delayed toot. This week is dear son's first week to take a barrage of medicines. Three all in all. It is just a relief for a mom like myself who does not need to wrestle with a son to take his meds. He gladly takes them all and describes the color and taste, squinting in between tastes. His medication will be for six months.

One of the great things about blogging aside from being able express myself is the opportunity to blog for money. This is a major blessing for us in our family. Even that without my knowing it this particular blog of mine was ranked by Google with 2/10 which makes it possible for me to grab more opportunities. Even as more opportunities mean more compensation for us, I still am grateful for being able to do what I do now. Especially now that I have not been in my tip top shape, but the fact remains that I can still earn in my own able time, when I am not feeling so sick.

I have been blogging for sometime now but have only recently found out about monetizing my blog this way. We have been doing this for only a couple of months now and we sure have seen the blessing it has been to us in our family.

Having been online for quite sometime now has made me think of venturing into selling my items online instead of the usual ebay marketplace. With the various purchases I have done so far, I have seen the contrast between online shops with good ecommerce software and the ones that made it troublesome for me to purchase. Most of which that I encounter that way, I almost immediately leave and check out other online shops with similar products.

Taking this in consideration, I have come to see the importance of having a reliable online ecommerce software. I was told by one of my friends who sell his items online that what usually gave him a headache was those shopping carts that he availed of that were free. I have heard great things about Ashop and have read how reliable this software is. I will surely look more into their software and consider it for my future online store.

Signs of giftedness in a preschooler
Your 2- to 4-year-old may be gifted if he:

• Has a specific talent, such as artistic ability or an unusual facility for numbers. For example, children who draw unusually realistic pictures or who can manipulate numbers in their head may be gifted.

• Reaches developmental milestones well ahead of peers.

• Has advanced language development, such as an extensive vocabulary or the ability to speak in sentences much earlier than other children his age.

• Is relentlessly curious and never seems to stop asking questions.

• Is unusually active, though not hyperactive. While hyperactive children often have a short attention span, gifted children can concentrate on one task for long periods of time and are passionate about their interests.

• Has a vivid imagination. Gifted children often create a vast and intricate network of imaginary friends with whom they become very involved.

• Is able to memorize facts easily and can recall arcane information that he learns from television shows, movies, or books.

Other signs of giftedness may be a little harder to discern. By age 3 or 4, for example, some gifted children begin to realize that they are "different" from their peers. This can make them feel isolated and withdrawn; it may also make them likely targets for bullying.

They may begin to experience intense frustration because they can think more rapidly than they can express themselves, verbally or physically. If your child appears unusually angry or frustrated, you may want to consult a mental health professional.


*Excerpt from ParentCenter.com

I woke up today with a splitting headache. I remember having this time and again ever since I was in grade school. We even thought I had some kind of brain tumor. This is paralyzing me big time. It is two in the afternoon and it was only now that I got up and practically made my way to doing my tasks on the computer.

Yes. I have stayed home. I have practically ceased attending my review classes. I would have to pay mother more than a hundred dollars for that. I really have no choice. My body has again failed me. Aside from this migraine, I also have an ulcer around my throat. I remember having it when I feasted on my favorite Reese's chocolate. Now I'm back to gargling with Bactidol every single hour to get rid of it. Arggh! I am just not in my tip top shape now. But I will be back with a vengeance. I want to stay healthier and fitter for my son. I honestly can't keep up with his two year old energy. Although I pretty much don't plan on joining my two boys as they do their rough matches, but at least I would keep my youthful energy. This is a priority for me now that I pray the Lord would grant me.


Gone are the days when having a nose job or breast Enhancement was something to be embarrassed about. Although I still know of a couple of ladies in local showbiz who would rather pay the press than to have their big secret come out of the open.

This is not so in the international scene. In fact, it’s in the news, one woman from New Zealand announces that getting a cosmetic surgery should not be a secret, but rather to celebrate over. Interesting eh? But come to think of it, what really is the use of hiding everything when people will notice anyway and besides you have splurged on it then might as well make the announcement.

I personally do not find myself frowning over these kinds of cosmetic surgeries. I just wouldn’t go as far as what Michael Jackson or our local Regine Velasquez did to their faces. There has to be a line where one should know when to stop and not look as horrible as the two. Even vanity should set its balance somewhere.

Thanks Malyn for this tag! :k

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I am tagging |Jeff|Lhan|Joy|Twinks|Cienna|Rege|Ted|Twerlyn|

I would have to say when we got a deal that was undeniably irresistible against having to tie ourselves up to mortgage that was just not feasible for our family, we knew it was the real deal, a great blessing to say the least.


The truth of the matter is majority of Commercial Mortgages takes painstaking efforts to maintain and pay for. It will be a total relief to know that there are companies like BusinessMortgages.co.uk who takes the hassles out of picking out the best out of the hundreds of commercial mortgages available in the market. They actually provide real experts on the business to advise prospective clients to find the best deals that would give out the lowest possible interest rates that will fit you and your budget best. This company probably is the best to deal with in this kind of industry. No more tons of paper works to take care of at the speed that the regular bank will not be able to match. It is wise to note that this company has all the products designed for all given situations, bad credit, new business, they have the answer to every need. This is why more and more people are trusting this company by the day.

Allow me to just tell you how proud I am of my son. I am so blessed to have been given the opportunity to stay at home and bring him up the way I believe he should be brought up. Now I see little by little why it is so important to be ever hands on every step of the way.


Every single time, people would just tell me how amazed they are as they witness our son to obviously have such high emotional quotient. Sometimes it would not occur to me they are anything above the ordinary. Like every time we go anywhere and there is a toy he would really like to touch or play with (basing from the look on his face) he would first ask for permission from the other child and whenever it is time to go or the other child is asking for his toy back, he freely gives back. He knows already at two years old the concept of "not his" or "not ours." His pedia this afternoon felt bad that she does not have toy with her to give him because our son approached us with a toy and was telling us that "not ours." I told him, "yes mahal, it's not ours." And I just told Dra. that it's okay, he knows when to give things back. I never cease to have that amazed look from friends and strangers alike.


I am proud of my son. Even the fact that he is so easy to handle when it comes to giving him medicines, every doctor that has seen him is amazed. Believe me, even the shots, especially those regular shots of immunizations he used to have at least every month, he would just let out a shout and that's it. He is such a dream baby boy and I am blessed. He wanted to have a train ride after the check up this afternoon, but we figured later that our grocery shopping has eaten up much of the time and I was burnt out already. You see, I am still sick. We just told him, we were sorry, he cannot ride the train tonight, but he will on Monday. And he would just tell us, "Big boy will ride the train on Monday." No fussing. He is so easy to deal with. We are really blessed.


I just pray that we continue to nurture him and allow him to develop his skills and talents. I especially pray that he would grow to love the Lord above all.

In the next couple of hours, we will again take our son to his Pediatrician. This time to have his x-ray plates read and also to show his doctor the result of his PPD test that we had read yesterday. Both are positive for primary complex and we will need to get the prescription for his medication.

I am still in a daze. It is just unbelievable that our son who is as energetic as ever, gaining weight steadily and so "bibo" is sick of this traitor disease. I just really pray everything works well. As much as I hate introducing those synthetic medicines to his young body, what choice do I have really? It's going to be a six month medication for him. May the Lord restore his health and use the medications he will take to speed it up and make him well in no time.

Thanks Sis PinayMama for tagging me.
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Links around the world tag (update as of Mar. 8, 2008)
1 - Momhood Moments 2 - Business Mars 3 - Pinay Mommy Online 4 - OnlineBiz and Resources 5 - A Simple life 6 - moms….. check nyo 7 - Mommy’s Little Corner 8- Princezz 9 - Princess 10 - Random Thoughts 11 - Paradigm 12 - See Me For What You Will 13 - Pamp's Blog Corner 14 - Pampered 15 - HappyHeart 16 - Qtcotzkie and Baby 17 - A Sorta Fairytale 18 -tragicseven 19 - Listen to the Beat! 20 Just Saying 21 Tipsy Tips 22 Different Angles 23 Delicious Corner 24 I Care 25 Blog Blag Blog 26 Daily List 27 Life's Journey 28- D' Cooking Mudra 29 - Pinaymama's Diary 30 - Jennie 31 - Marriage and Beyond 32 - Handy Tips 33 - The Aspacio's 34 - Reviews Corner 35 - Add your blog here

I'm tagging |Jeff|Lhan|Joy|Twinks|Cienna|Rege|Ted|Twerlyn|

As I begin to count the number of years I have been blogging, I figured I must be around the internet for more than three years now. I first got introduced to the world wide web via emailing and I found it really convenient and fun. Then came social networking. It was fun to find old friends and discovering new ones even virtually.

Blogging came to me as I began journaling my thoughts on motherhood, creating website even as I was preparing for my son’s birth. Now I can say I have become savvier by the day as I build my sites, buying our own domain and creating new sites with particular niches to embrace. The only thing I have not tried yet are those slots online. I know that would be a temptation to some, but not for me. I have seen more than enough heartaches gambling can bring to anyone. I wouldn’t dare start now. I would rather concentrate on my blogging and get better at it.

Cienna dearie, thanks for this tag.

The rules:

Link to the person that tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Share six unimportant things/habits/quirks about your self. Tag 6 random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. Let these random people know that they are tagged by leaving comments in their blog. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

Six unimportant things/habits/quirks about myself:

1. I love the thrill of driving in the fast lane.
2. I always hold on to my pepper spray when I commute around the Metro.
3. I so love Michael Scofield and Linc and LJ and Sarah and everyone in PrisonBreak!
4. The moment I shut down my laptop is the time I check my mails from my mobile.
5. I can do several things at the same time. I'm a Multi-Tasking Diva.
6. I have been a perfume/cologne collector ever since I was seven. Seriously!

I'm tagging my blogging friends as I hope to learn more about them:
|Twinks|Ellaine|Hailey|PinayMama|Elaine|Bing|
|Joy|Elay|Aiza|Delish|Ella|Jencc|

Appetizer

If you could be any current celebrity for one whole week, who would you want to be?

Hmm... this one's hard. I honestly am not updated anymore with show business.

Soup

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you enjoy talking on the phone?

I'd say 1. I haven't used the phone in a while. Except for the times that I need to, like this morning I had to call Citibank to get my penalty charge reversed. lol!

Salad

Name a charitable organization to which you have donated (or would like to)

I would have to say our church. We need all the help we could get right now.

Main Course

What is a food you like so much you could eat it every single day for a month?

That would be strawberries.

Dessert

Have you or anyone in your family had the flu this year?

Oh yes.

They say that when trials come, it is best to focus on things that are good. Count the blessings. This is what I am doing now. We just came back from the hospital and my son was said to have a positive PPD test for Primary Complex. Poor baby. He probably has an inactive one because he sure does not show at all that he is one bit sick. With all his energy getting thrown all across every room where he is. His appetite is good and is gaining weight.


Even as we are struggling with health issues now, there are things that I would rather focus on. For instance, our getting towards freedom from financial debt. This is one strain in our family that we have been struggling with for the last three years. Debt management is one of the best things we have ever done since. The stress debt causes in a family can get overwhelming at times. I am especially blessed that I have a mother who has somehow imparted to me the value of being free of debt. That is why I am rather vigilant towards this issue. We are now dead set to get our debts off our backs very soon. This is a blessing that our family is very grateful for.



This video was taken a few days after Christmas. The drum set was a post-Christmas present for Jed from my folks. It's fascinating how he is able to play with timing. He might just be like his dad who plays the drums real well. :-)

Thank you Jeff and PinayMommy for this tag. Below is the message I'm sending across the Blog ocean.


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You are about to send a virtual Message In a Bottle across the Blog Ocean. Leave a message in the sand or on the bottle. Write anything you wish. Be a pirate or a poet. Serious or silly. Anonymous or not. What message would you like to send out to the universe?

1. Compose a message to place in your virtual bottle.
2. Right click and SAVE the blank graphic below.


3. Use graphics program of your choice to place the message on the picture.
4. Post the Message In a Bottle meme and your creation on your blog along with these rules.
5. Tag a minimum of 5 bloggers - or your entire blogroll - to do the same. Notify them of the tag. Your virtual bottle will remain a float in the blogosphere ocean for all blogernity (That’s a mimism for blog + eternity.) Have fun!!!

I'm sending this message in a bottle to float towards
|Twinks|Ellaine|Hailey|PinayMama|Elaine|Bing|Elay|Aiza|

In my family of origin, it has always been me whose health is the most vulnerable. I practically grew up missing classes for I have been always sickly. Up until this time, I have always been susceptible to being sick time and again.


In our married life, this has also been one of the reasons why we have almost maxed out one of our credit cards. The cost of my medicines did not anymore catch up with the budget that we have in our family. That was some years ago and up until now, we are still managing our credit card debts that we have had because of those expensive medicines that were prescribed to me only to find out that a natural supplement was the way out of what I was sick of back then.


These past year and months, I have figured out a way to be able to pay all our outstanding debts with the least possible interest to pay. It is interesting to know that companies like IVA offer debt management for those who struggle with debts like we used to. Although we still haven’t paid everything off, we have gotten around a fixed rate that is very minimal as opposed to the regular interest that we would be paying for if I did not have it managed.

Tomorrow we are scheduled to get the result of our little guy's lab exam called the PPD skin test. When I looked it up and to know what it means, here's what I have learned from MedlinePlus:



"The purified protein derivative is an antigen (a substance that stimulates the immune system to eliminate or fight foreign substances in the body), which is injected under the skin in the forearem. After 48 to 72 hours the injection site is evaluated by a physician. This skin test helps determine if a person has ever been infected by the microorganism that causes tuberculosis."

Our little guy's x-ray result came back that he has Primary Complex, from how I understand it, this PPD skin test will tell us the extent of it. I am not really sure. Can anyone tell me?


Last month our dear boy broke one of our bed’s supporting legs. He jumped his way to breaking it. You will not believe what has replaced that broken leg these days. My hubby’s faithful ‘ol barbell plate. He knew he had to do a makeshift support for us to still be able to use the bed, so he rolled his barbell under the bed and had the place fixed in place.

I know this should not be for long. We have been looking into getting a new bed. We first saw and liked one of those Faux Leather Beds but we both knew one will not be ideal in the tropical climate that we have. Time4Sleep carries just about all the neat beds available in the land. I especially have my eye on those memory foam mattresses. I can only imagine the comfort my scoliotic back will benefit from it. I have only heard about memory foams in the aeronautics. Apparently, technology has found out its benefits for everyday living.

Now that our family’s health is not in a tip top shape, the benefit that we could all get from sleeping right and on the right bed will sure help a great deal to have us bounce back and be good as new.

Last Tuesday, after dear son's check up and laboratory tests we proceeded to the nearest mall and had our sumptuous lunch at Chicken Bacolod. Yummy!



We did not know yet what the x-ray result of Jed was. He just stood there, cooperating the whole time. Even when the skin test was done on him (via injection) he was still. He just let out one shout and that was it. We bought him a cheap toy car from the mall, for he did a good job throughout the tests and check up.


Believe it or not, it was funny how he would lie down at the doctor's clinic pretending he was asleep. He was cozy and good. What a dream child my boy is. He probably knew I was sick, so he did not want to give me a hard time

A month from today, I am supposed to take the board. Every single time that I attempt to go back to the workplace the Lord does not seem to send trials my way. His way of telling me that I am good where I am at. Now it is practically impossible that I will be able to take the board because of my health issues.


The attempt prior to this, I had a miscarriage. I was then working in Tele Tech. The training to be able to make it then was to complete a six month rigorous sets of modules. It was tough but a very interesting career. The product and sales training were necessary for the office to maintain its international standard of excellence. Not to mention having to go through that Dean Vaughn Retention system that got us to memorize eleven thousand medical terms in one week. That was probably the most interesting part of my training in that office.


More than the joy of learning the ropes of all the possible careers I could get a hold of, I believe the Lord is clearly telling me now to stay put, keep on with the ministry that I hold dear in my heart -- my family. My pursuing further studies honestly was motivated by the fact that I needed to help in the family income. But now that He has given me an alternative, which allows us revenue that I will never earn from teaching in this local land. I know He is telling me something clear and I am going to listen.


Our son was 1 year, 2 months old in this video. It was taken July 22, 2006. We were waiting for his father who forgot something inside the former apartment we rented in Makati. That was the last place we rented. That place made me pray really hard for us to be able to have our own place. It was there when I witnessed five houses being eaten up by fire a block away from ours. It was traumatic, to say the least.

The neighborhood we were in was a compact one. Not really amongst the indigent. To tell you how expensive it was to rent in Makati, we are now paying just five hundred pesos more for our monthly house amortization to the amount we used to pay when we rented. Most of the houses around ours were built on wood and were ancient. Imagine how easy for those to burn. Plus the fact that we were on the third floor. Our original arrangement with the landlady was they will have an emergency ladder built, which they made excuses overtime to delay. These are only some of the hardships we experienced as we rented through the years.

One thing for sure, after that fire accident, I sent my son over to my mom's place in Antipolo. I will never risk his life in a place like that again, ever.

Rummaging through my files and finding the video I posted prior to this entry, I was reminded of where our family was a year ago. That video was taken when we were fixing up our new house. That explains the disarranged background.

But behind that video is an interesting story on how my husband and I went over all the possible government housing loans looking for a good mortgage deal to get our own home. It was probably the most trying and interesting time in our life as a family who used to know nothing more than rent one place after another. It was tiring, the transfers that we have done. We do not have a lot of options here in our land. We have such limited deals and most of them are just not viable for us in our family.

It was a real blessing when my mother loaned us the amount we need and we just pay for her on a monthly basis for fourteen years. I will always be thankful for the fact that we have the humble house of our dreams complete with the works that I have always dreamed of as a child. We will always be grateful to God for extending His grace through this home.


I remember taking this video mid April last year. He was still so small then, barely two years old. But look at how he danced with timing. My little boy, full of energy.

Our family is one of those who value insurances. Whether that would be health, life insurance, educational insurance or even home insurance. In fact, we have ourselves covered except for our son’s health benefits.

Up until now, this is still disturbing us why my husband’s office has not yet taken care of my son’s health benefits when it should already be a given.
We have submitted all the necessary documents right from the time my son’s birth certificate was released, and that was almost three years ago today. I recently just found out that it has something to do with the Summary of Benefits that the main office have chosen, that my husband’s office is tied with. Apparently, their employees are mostly single, unmarried people, so they did not bother to take in benefits that welcome new members in the family. This is a major thing for us, but something that we literally can do nothing about. Since the church is just joining in with that office to be able to afford paying a smaller premium rather than paying for each staff, then all we can really do is pray that dear son remains healthy.

But here’s the thing, our son is going through many laboratory tests lately and the price we pay for each is not cheap. This is the very things we could have availed of if he has health insurance. We continue to pray that we bounce right back from this health crisis our family is in right now.



Here's worth tooting about: Choosing to celebrate despite my health issues. Our family celebrated dear sister's birthday yesterday. Here is a photo of our family spending our time together in Trinoma. It is such a huge place that it was practically impossible to tour the whole place. We ate at Marina, gobbled up all those yummy platters of seafood specials.

Hubby took this shot minutes before our order came in. That is our dear cousin Esther beside my lovely sister, Rose. We had such fun and satisfying meal together. After our early dinner, we proceeded to the department store area. Mama treated rose to a shopping spree. Check out one of her loots. I just had to take shots, I can't help it. Isn't she lovely? :-)
The whole family just decided to buy half a gallon of blueberry cheesecake ice cream. We feasted on it right there at the food court. That was probably one of the most fun things we have done yet.

Happy birthday my dear lovely sister, Rose. This is her first birthday celebration as a married woman. You sure do not look 29 at all. I pray that the Lord to grant you great health and your heart's desire. I love you Rose. :-)


If you have visited our other site MarriageandBeyond.com recently, you would see one of my latest post with a plea for help for anyone who can offer suggestions on what I can further do about someone stealing one of my blog’s articles. It is just utterly frustrating. Allow me to vent about it one more time.

It is just so hard to understand how people can dare do such things. I cannot take it when things you own get stolen from you and what makes it worse is I see my article that she copied and pasted verbatim with our very pictures from our wedding in her blog and I CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. I really just had to write that out in big, bold letters. This experience just reminded me of what I heard from LifeLock. It is just that easy for people to take things that belong to you. I so refuse to remain hopeless.

Aside from the fact that this is clearly plagiarism, what this thief did was practically steal my identity! This crime is not new anymore, in fact PayPal and Yahoo have regularly reminded internet users of some phishing scams around the net. LifeLock.com discusses the very nature of these crimes and what we can do about it. I can only wish we have LifeLock available here in our land. I have reported this person in question and I am hoping the authorities in Multiply where she keeps her blog, will respond urgently.

I appreciate the people who came in to my defense and gave pieces of their minds and suggestions. Especially Kuya Jessie who guided me into Google Webmaster Tools to report this user. I hope this gets resolved soon.
Please let me know if there are other things I can do aside from what I have already done. Thank you so much in advance.

Talk about pouring when it rains. I was practically crying myself to sleep last night that I had to ask hubby to pray for me because everything got to me that I could have contaminated my son with my sickness. I just could not stop crying. You see, I picked up my x-ray result yesterday and I did not need a medical practitioner to tell me it was not pretty.

Today, I got so weak that I could not remain in school to attend my afternoon review class anymore. And now I am blogging from my bed via my mobile again because I am still feverish.

I am scheduled to go back to the doctor for my follow up check up tomorrow. I have been a regular to the hospital and I average at least once a year confinement for the past three years, but never did I cry over myself or whatever that was that made me sick. But this time around, with the health of my son in danger, makes me just cry uncontrollably. Baseless as it may seem, but not entirely. Blame it on my shooting temperature, I have never been sadder.

My son seems healthy and fit, no fever, unlike me. But I will still have him tested. May the Lord just cover his body with his hand of protection and spare him. I pray that he remains healthy. I really do not care if I will still be able to pursue taking the board. That is just not my concern anymore.

Allow me to be human and feel all these, even as I still choose to believe and know in my heart that God is able to do exceedingly, more than I could ever ask of Him. He is the only one who knows our physiological make up best and most especially our hearts. I just pray that I do not remain numb with fear that I cease to hear what He wants to tell me. By His grace, I will get there.

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