Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Selfie Girl

Alexa, the selfie girl!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Celebrating Alexa's 7th Birthday at Hotel H20

After the short school celebration for Alexa's birthday, we picked up our luggage at home and had lunch at Nhings Canteen.

Right after lunch, we  went to Hotel H20  for a possible early check in. Check in time is normally at 2:00 PM but we were allowed early checkin. Great!

This photo is taken at the ground floor - at the entrance of Hotel H20.

Here is our home for Alexa's 7th birthday:

 

The room comes with these free goodies. Not bad! Normally, hotel rooms only offer 2 bottled water and coffee/tea/sugar/creamer. But here at Hotel H20, there's a free peanuts, chips, colas and the usual morning companion.

When we ran out of water and wanted to buy bottled water, we were given extra 2 bottled water for FREE. Not bad!

Our room for the day! The birthday celebrant was so happy! Its obvious from this photo! She loves it so much that she had to shout - "YIPEEE!! My room for my birthday!"


Before the room gets messy with stuff,  I took some photos of the bathroom  and its essentials. As usual, it comes with shaving it, vanity set, shower cap, 2 dental kits, soap, shampoo, conditioner and body wash.


One thing is missing here - there is no bidet!


Here is the photo of the birthday celebrant. After we checked in, we immediately went out to inspect what we can do for our stay. The first thing they wanted to see is the swimming pool.











Thursday, December 10, 2015

Birthday Preparations for a DIY Ballerina School Party

It is my mini-me's 7th birthday and instead of throwing a birthday party, we chose to have a simple birthday celebration in school and stay at Hotel H20. This is just to fulfill her request of staying in a hotel for her birthday.

Since Alexa is into ballet (now in Ballet 2 at Dance Factory Ballet School in Robinsons, Imus), so I chose that theme for her 7th birthday.

I browsed the web for a sample wordings and designs and found several nice ideas. Thanks to Stickerworld's graphic artist Kuya John for making this beautiful birthday invites using our very own Projet waterbased vinyl stickers printed on dye ink and Epson printer.


For the lootbags, since we have old stocks of Oracal products, we converted some to make this tshirt design lootbag. Pretty right? I put several snacks, candies, wallets and hairbands inside. You can also make one using cartolina or manila paper.

Then Kuya John  made some decals using black Primecal vinyl  sticker and stick it on the lootbag. Nice idea right?

For the food, still the same ballet decals in a smaller size and installed in this handy food container. To make it more attractive and stylish (naks!), we punched Primecal stickers in black and pink.

We prepared spaghetti, fried chicken and 5 pcs grapes with bottled iced tea.





For the cake, I originally planned of buying ready made cake from Goldilocks or Red Ribbon but 2 days before her birthday, she said she wants a nice birthday cake - delicious and nice design in PINK! 

That leaves me no choice but to order personalized cake, but my favorite cake supplier has moved to Cebu already. So I browsed the Facebook and Instagram for Bacoor based supplier and luckily found Make My Cake by Mums, Ms. Mayet was kind enough to accommodate my rush order. I paid Php 1,200.00 for this 9 inches cake.


Happy Birthday 7th Alexa. You are such an adorable and loving daughter and sister to your 2 older brothers! Be a good girl always! Stay as sweet as you are...


PS:  you will always be my baby!!

Up next, our Hotel H20 staycation (still Alexa's birthday celebration))



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

How to Repair Your Asphalt Driveway

If you have an asphalt driveway, you want to keep it looking great. However, things could happen which cause its appearance to be damaged. Ice expanding in the cracks of asphalt is one of the most common causes of damage to this type of surface. It is also possible that something heavy was dropped on the asphalt. This could cause some of the asphalt to be chipped away. Whatever the case may be, you need an experienced company to fix your asphalt in order to get it looking like new again. Here is some advice you can use regarding getting asphalt repaired correctly.

1. What was the cause of the damage?

It will be important for you to determine what the exact cause of the damage was. There are many different ways to repair asphalt. The methods that are used will often depend on how the asphalt was damaged in the first place. Giving this information to the repair company will give them a better opportunity to permanently fix the damage.

2. Do you know people who have had their asphalt repaired?

It is always better to learn from the mistakes of others. That having been said, it would be very useful for you to track down any people you know who have been in the same situation you find yourself in now. Have some of your neighbors, friends or family members needed to have their asphalt repaired? If so, talk to them and find out as much as you can about their experience. First of all, find out the name of the company that handled the repairs. Were they happy with the job the company did? Did they pay a fair price? Has the area where the asphalt was repaired maintained its perfect appearance? Ask them if there is anything you should know before hiring a company to repair your asphalt. Give a call to the company they used if they give them a positive review. If you or someone you know is in need of driveway asphalt repair, you should take a look at http://www.asphaltdrivewayco.com/services/.

3. Find out what it will cost

The price of the repairs will be based on the extent of the damage. The prices charged by repair companies will vary by a wide margin. This is why it is in your best interests to make appointments with many different repair companies to get a large amount of estimates.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Toy Sale Alert: Lego Outlet Sale Up to 60% Off

Calling all Lego Fanatics, there is an ongoing sale at Circulo Verde, Bagumbayan, Quezon City.


Get as much as 60% off the rack! Grab while you can! Perfect for Christmas gifts for the kids and the kids-at-heart!




Francis and Chris, this is your chance to get all your fave Lego characters!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Finding a Good Dentist Is Important

Your teeth and gums are very important to you. People judge you by the way your teeth look. However, good oral hygiene is critical in helping you prevent gum disease and cavities. Brushing and flossing on a regular basis are very good ways to prevent these things from occurring. However, you should still see your dentist on a regular basis to make sure everything is fine in your mouth. You should have a cleaning performed at least once every year. Here are some of the main reasons why finding a good dentist is important.



1. You can find out if something is wrong

It is very possible that something bad is happening in your mouth that you are completely unaware of. For example, you can have a cavity and not realize it until the tooth decay reaches the nerve in your tooth. If a cavity is allowed to go that long without being filled, you may lose your tooth. This is why it is important to have x-rays of your teeth taken on a regular basis. The dentist will tell you the problems you are experiencing. He or she will then tell you the options available to fix them.

2. You can be proactive

It is always better to stop a problem before it starts. Going to a good dentist periodically will allow you to do this. During your examination, your dentist will be able to find areas of your mouth where potential problems could form. You will then be given instructions about what to do in order to prevent the problem from developing. There is a chance you already have a cavity. If this is the case, it is better to catch it in the early stages when it is small. This means it will be very easy to fill and you will not be in danger of losing your tooth. If you are in need of a Brooklyn NY dentist, please visit http://parkslopedentist.net/.







3. Your dental work will be done correctly


It is a nightmare to have to go back to the dentist's office a second time to have dental work done over again. Inexperienced dentists will occasionally make mistakes that result in problems occurring a few days, weeks or months after the procedure. This will often require the patient to go back and have the mistakes repaired. A good dentist will get it right the first time.

Starting a New Business

Perhaps you have dreams of starting a new business for yourself. This is a good idea if you are tired of your current job and the low salary you are making. So what type of business should you get into? Selling food or merchandise in a public place is a good idea if you like working with the general public. You need to choose food items that are in demand in order to do this successfully. You will also need to decide if you will be selling your food from a cart or a kiosk. The location you choose will directly dictate the amount of sales you will be able to generate. Here is how to buy a food vending cart or a kiosk.

1. What company makes the cart or kiosk?

The craftsmanship involved in the manufacturing of your food cart or kiosk will be very important. All food carts and kiosks are not created equal. In fact, the quality of these items can vary greatly between the various companies that produce them. This is why it will pay you huge dividends to take some time and shop around for it. Remember, this cart or kiosk is going to be your livelihood. Therefore, buying it is far too important a decision to simply rush into it. You need to make sure you buy one that is made by a company with an outstanding reputation in the industry.

2. What type of food or merchandise will you be selling?

The food or merchandise you decide to sell will dictate the type of cart or kiosk you will need to buy. For example, there is a certain type of cart that is specially made for selling hot dogs. You have most likely seen these on many street corners in large cities. There are also carts that are uniquely designed to sell ice cream and non-food items like sunglasses and jewelry. These carts and kiosks are very different. Because of this, they will tend to vary greatly in price. If you are interested in buying a beverage cart, you can go to http://www.allstarcarts.com/pushcarts.html.


3. How much space will you have?

Space will not be an issue for food and merchandise carts because you will be able to move it to a convenient location. However, you must be certain the kiosk you buy fits into the space that the mall has allotted for you.

Ballerina Girl

Alexa is now on Ballet 2.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Researching Options for Relieving Your Physical Distress

Living with physical pain can be exhausting and depressing. Knowing that you have to get up each morning, only to anticipate the onset of physical agony because of an injury or illness can be too much to bear. When you want to learn about options for medical treatments like pain management Houston and other services, you can get started by going online today. Your chosen facility's website will give you the resources you need to find help in overcoming the pain that is bringing your normal life to a halt.

To begin using the website, you may first want to use the search fields at the top of the page. You can input your age and gender to begin finding physicians who can treat you. You can also narrow your search by choosing a specialist over a regular family physician or other providers. If you are more fluent in a language other than English, the website also allows you to find providers who speak your preferred language. This courtesy ensures that you are entirely comfortable with the medical services you are about to receive.

You can also do research to find out what could be causing your pain. For example, if you have yet to see a doctor, but know in what part of the body the pain may stem, you can check out the list of illnesses and injuries on the website. Many people, for example, suffer from pain because of back injuries or slipped discs. Injuries to your back can cause pain to extend from your spine into your limbs, neck, and head. If you suspect that you need to see a doctor who specializes in spinal injuries, you can use the search filter to find a doctor taking new patients.

Likewise, if you have pain from arthritis in your back, you may need to see a doctor who can treat sciatica. The search fields allow you to find providers in the facility who can provide the treatment you need to begin feeling better immediately. A big part of preparing for your treatment involves finding out what information is available about your upcoming care. You can use the patient education link at the top of the page to read about the latest news and updates about the facility, its physicians, and the treatments it offers. You can also set up an account.

A Pump for Every Need

Since the time Archimedes of ancient Greece invented a screw pump to move water, pumps have been an important part of society. From the homeowner to large companies and municipalities, pumps are used in hundreds of different applications daily. The concept is simple, moving a liquid away from one area and into another. The methods of doing this are seemingly endless.

They are used to distribute water from a city water supply to its citizens and from main water lines into homes across the country. They are used to irrigate crops across the world, to draw water from underground aquifers and oil from deposits deep inside the ground. 

When liquids need to be drawn away, they are used to move toxic waste out of a dangerous area and to move flood water out of a populated area. From keeping a car engine cool to filling beverages in a restaurant, it is difficult to imagine a world without the use of pumping machinery.


There are companies that have devoted their business to distributing and servicing nothing but liquid pumps, for applications large and small. They may offer many different types for sale:

• Centrifugal Pumps in which a rotary motion and a finned rotor draws liquid from one area and forces it to another;
• Diaphragm Pumps, utilizing a flexible disk to create suction through a vacuum to draw liquids;
• Piston pumps that use a piston in a cylinder to create a vacuum and draw a liquid from the ground;
• Vertical turbine pumps to lift liquids.

Companies that concentrate their business only on pumping normally develop all of these types, and more, to meet the needs of their customers. Because it is there only business, they are able to use the same basic technological knowledge and apply it to a wide variety of uses. 



Rather than the customer identifying the type of pump needed, the customer can often just explain the liquid to be moved and the volume to be moved, and the pump company can then find a pump to meet the customer’s needs. In some cases, the company may be able to design a custom pump for their needs.

A company such as Master Pumps has built a business solely on the principle of moving liquids from on place to another. It sells a large variety of pumps to the oil industry, municipalities, farms and family homes. They can be reached through the Contact Us page on their website. 

Planning a Family Outing That Everyone Will Enjoy


Planning an outing for the entire family is a great way for everyone to spend time together. However, if it is not planned carefully, it can easily turn into a disaster. When you start making arrangements for a family outing, the following tips can be helpful.

First, get everyone’s opinion. When you get everyone on board, you can find something that suits each one’s preferences. It is not always easy to keep everyone happy, but if you get their opinion and take their preferences into consideration, a family outing that everyone will enjoy can be planned.

Next, the family budget will play a large role in what can be done or where the family can go. If the family is working with a smaller budget, there are lots of inexpensive or free places that the family can visit and enjoy. Going on a picnic, spending the day at the beach, playing board games at a friend’s house, or swimming at a local lake are all things that can be done for free. Or if the family outing involves going to the movies, visiting a theme park, or spending the day at a museum, looking around for deals can save the family a lot of money and help them stick to a budget. When it comes to actually planning the budget, it is important to take into consideration travel costs as well as meals.

A family outing is a great time to try something new. As children are growing up, they develop a taste for new things and their horizons can be broadened. If parents take their children to new places and expose them to new experiences, the outing can be educational or may be the beginning of a lifelong interest. For example, some families plan hikes in the mountains or forests. This is a great way for everyone to get exercise, experience nature, and spend time together. Also, it is a free activity. Parents can help their children to try new activities in this already familiar environment. They can teach them about the trees, flowers, shrubs and all the living things that surround them. This may get them interested in climbing. Depending on the age of the children and the parent’s physical abilities, a day of climbing can be spent with a tour company. Or the parents can purchase equipment, like Buckingham tree spurs, so the kids can get familiar with the equipment that is used. This may be an activity that they take a lifelong interest in.

Planning ahead is the key to having a fun family outing. It’s a great way to spend time together, get some exercise, and enjoy nature.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Birthday Greetings from my Popoy

What a beautiful morning, i received birthday cards from my 3 kiddos..


This one is from Popoy..
 
 

Thanks Popoy for this wonderful gift! I love you!

Happy 39th Birthday Mommy

Wow, time flies so fast!! I can't believe I just turn 39. Its my last year before I turn 40. I have to make this year extra special..

This was taken yesterday with our Stickerworld staff.


Thanks guys for all the help and contribution for Stickerworld.. lets rock the advertising world!!!


The Best Halloween Costumes for Kids


Halloween is just around the corner and moms like me are on a rush to find the perfect costume for their kids. Usually, kids have the last say with what they want to be for this season. As we all know, Halloween is no longer just about having a scare-fest, it is has become a time for kids to dress up according to their dreams and aspirations. I was inspired with a post I saw wherein a dad allowed his son to become “Elsa” from the movie “Frozen” for this year’s celebration. I am also asking my kids, what they want to be so that I can search and shop for them this early. It’s a good thing I’ve discovered Viva Fashionista where everything my kids would ever need for Halloween are available.

My oldest son wants to become a Rockstar and my little girl wants to become “Elsa” for this year so I have been searching for a wig that they can wear during the celebration. I browsed at Viva Fashionista and I was very impressed with the products they have in line. I have found a really nice shaggy brown shoulder length wig that will go great with my son’s leather costume. 



Aside from the wide variety of choices, online shoppers like me will also be thrilled to know that they can find wonderful products here are very affordable prices.

I was really delighted to find almost everything I need for my kids’ Halloween costume needs at a single stop. My little girl is excited with her long blond wavy wig which we will braid the way it was with “Elsa’s.”


I tried to find some party supplies from the website and I did not fail. I am very happy with my purchases and even more because they have international shipping service too. They have everything you will need to set up a perfect Halloween party. They have clothing items for men, women and kids, toys, accessories, gift ideas and a lot more.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Semi Mohawk Haircut for my Little Man

He is still 11 years old but consider himself as a young teenager.

Once a month, the boys go for haircut and instead of me talking to the hairdresser, its now their turn and their own choice!

For this little man, he likes semi mohawk. Seems to be quite popular these days.


Whats your favorite hairstyle?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Saturday for Basketball and Ballet

Saturday is usual a hectic day for us. Ika nga - full schedule!

9:00 - 11:00 AM - Seminar for Cathecist for the 2 boys in preparation for their First Communion in December

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Alexa's Ballet practice at Robinsons Imus

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Francis and Chris practice for Basketball in Lotus Mall

In between, varsity practice for Chris also gets filled in. See how busy we are?



I say, being a stage mom is no joke!

After the basketball sports camp, we normally hang out at the food court to feast for their favorite junk foods. eg. Pop corns, Siomai, Fries, Potota Chips and of course ice cream.


And a lot of kulitan!!


Happy Kids,  Happy Mommy!

Two Strategies To Keep Your Health Business Thriving


As the 21st century continues to unfold, the health industry keeps growing. This is the case for several reasons, including the fact that more and more people are taking responsibility for their health and want to gain information that will help them optimize their level of wellness. Thus if you run a health business, you have a great opportunity to help people and build wealth simultaneously. However, success won't always fall into your lap. To really keep your company thriving and moving forward, you need to consistently implement sound business strategies. Here are two you should consider:

1. Invest In Diagnostic Testing Kits.

One strategy you can implement to keep your health business growing is to invest in diagnostic testing kits. At some point or another, you will likely need to administer
Chemiluminescence Immuno Assays or some other type of diagnostic test. Since this is so, make sure you're investing in the products of a company that is known for operating ethically and with expedience. One company to consider is Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. This company's professionals are known for consistently providing each client with the cutting edge products and customer-centered services they deserve.

2. Implement An eCommerce Plan.

In addition to investing in diagnostic testing kits, make sure that you put an eCommerce plan in place. This strategy is important because more and more people across the globe are using the Internet sphere to shop for the products and services they want. By advertising online, you develop the ability to connect with more members of your target market and thereby improve the brand recognition and conversion processes. Hiring a professional team of digital marketers to work on your behalf is almost always the most practical and effective course of action to take. Digital advertisers will be able to provide you with a wide range of proven marketing methods, including but not limited to responsive web design, content creation, link building, keyword analysis, and online reputation management.

Summing It All Up

If you're ready to ensure that your health business keeps thriving and continues moving forward, you need to have a game plan. As mentioned above, two strategies you should consider implementing include investing in diagnostic kits and putting an eCommerce plan in place. Some other strategies you may also find effective include investing in your employees and developing an offline marketing plan. By implementing these techniques in tandem, you'll likely attain extraordinary results!

Little Girl with a Big Bag

When I came home with this bag in tow, she screamed in happiness - saying "Dream Come True".

She was complaining for some time already that her old Barbie bag is too small for all her books and notebooks. True enough - its really small considering that they have to bring all their books and notebooks every single day! Plus her other extra Barbie notebooks for her drawings.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Protecting Employees and Customers with Corporate Accessories

As a business owner, you have the legal responsibility to keep everyone who ventures onto your property safe from harm. Along with installing alarms, sprinkler systems, security cameras, and other safeguards, you also may do well to invest in simpler, yet just as important accessories like safety matting. Slip and fall accidents account for many injuries and even deaths each year in this country. People slip on liquids and grease and then fall and get severely injured. If someone gets hurt on your property, you and your company are directly liable. Rather than face such a risk, you can keep everyone safe by putting down these commercial necessities on your floors.

However, keeping your business and the people in it safe can go beyond just putting down some basic rugs. You need specially designed matting that will withstand heavy foot traffic and also prevent people from falling on your floors. If you are largely unfamiliar with accessories such as these, you can find out more by going online to the website. The site will show you what your options are, what the accessories look like, and how they can be an asset to your business.

Some of the mats, for example, are designed to be used in freezer areas. Freezer areas require specialized matting because the cold and dryness can shrink and warp standard mats. You need those that are built to hold their shapes and grip the floors even in sub-zero temperatures. The website has pictures of these mats for you to consider. Likewise, if your business is a restaurant or has a kitchen in it, you may need mats that can fit over drains. Drains by their own design are wet areas where falls can happen at a moment's notice. You can prevent such falls by putting drain mats over these areas.


Despite needing such accessories in your workplace, you can rest assured that these coverings do not have to look unappealing. As you explore online, you may find styles that are made in attractive colors and that would be an asset to your building. You can find them in colors like red and black, which is ideal if those colors fit within your company's corporate color scheme. You can also search for coverings by size. If you need small ones, you can click on the appropriate size box. Even large mats are available.

Involved in Domestic Violence? Tips to Protect Your Family

Being the victim of domestic violence can shake you to your core, and before you know it you can feel like you’re completely out of options. It’s not your fault, but when you’re the victim of something so traumatic it can be hard to think clearly and make the right decisions all the time.

However, one thing you do need to focus on is protecting your family, especially if you have small children in your home. While you may or may not end up staying with your partner, there are some things you need to do right away. 

Use this guide to help you understand more about protecting your family when domestic violence is a constant threat in your life. 


Pack a Bag 

When you have children you need to be able to get out the door at the drop of a hat if a violent situation should arise. For that reason it is essential that you pack a bag and make sure you’re ready to use it if you need to. 

Make sure that you pack clothing for your children and all of the items that they’ll need in order to be comfortable for a few days away from the home. If you have joint accounts you should also make sure you have some cash in your to-go bag. 


You may end up being unable to use your credit cards without the person you’re moving away from tracking and finding you. That’s a scary thought, but it’s better to be safe than sorry in domestic violence situations. 


Have a Place to Stay 

Domestic violence situations can make it so that you can’t be in your home. Before you are forced to leave quickly you need to know where you’re going to go in order to get away from a violent person in your house. 

Your best bet is to talk with a close friend or family member and make sure you can stay with them for a few nights in case things get bad. Have this plan ahead of time and you won’t be out in the cold or in an expensive hotel with your children. 


Get Help 

Abusers can change, and in many cases, childhood trauma and negative patterns are the reasons for domestic violence. However, you do need to get the abuser into an in-person or online domestic violence program and they need to complete it before you consider going back. 










Don’t put yourself in harm’s way for somebody that isn’t willing to change to make sure that you and your family are safe.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Popoy in Action

While I was browsing through my phone to clear some used space, I came across this makulit na video ni Popoy!




video


Eh di wow Anak!