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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Business update

It's been two weeks now since I did not had time to open my blogsite and post new updates here. I been so busy for the past days. I just want you to all know that I am having fun with my new business now. Well, to everyone who did not read some my past post or I guess I forgot to mention that I opened a nail shop in part of one salon in our small town. Yes! I did it and I am here right now at the salon while I am writing this post. I don't have appointment this time but I am waiting for walk-in clients to come over who wants their nails done. For the past weeks I been doing good, I got clients that called for appointments and also got some walk-ins, so far i'm loving it. Just hoping that everything will get better and that I will get more appointments than what I am having right now. I know I am just new here and I need to build up my business and work for it. With the help of my husband and family and especially the Lord above, I may have a successful business. Will update you more about it soon. God bless us all.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I am at the salon right now, but I am doing nothing since I don't have any clients that have appointments for the day but I am waiting for walk-ins people to come by and don't have much luck till this time. So I check online as usual on my blogsite and facebook account. I also check on some money-making website but I did not have opportunities to post something to make money. But instead I discovered that changes of my page rank on google on my payperpost account. It was on rank 3 last night I checked it and now it is back to zero! I feel bad about it and wonder why it happened to my page. I been posting good awhile now and I think I am getting better on it. I hope that my page rank will go back to what it was and I can get more opportunity again from payperpost or inpostlinks.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday

It is Monday and yeah a Cyber Monday for the people here in the States. And what is the cyber Monday all about? It is a marketing term for the Monday immediately following Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, created by companies to persuade people to shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005 in a press release entitled "'Cyber Monday' Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year". According to the Research 2005 eHoliday Mood Study, "77 percent of online retailers said that their sales increased substantially last year on the Monday after Thanksgiving, a trend that is driving serious online discounts and promotions on Cyber Monday this year (2005)". In 2006, announced that it launched the portal, a one-stop shop for Cyber Monday deals. In 2009, comScore reported that consumers spent $887M online on Cyber Monday (excluding travel), the second highest spending day of 2009. Cyber Monday is also used as a marketing term in Canada, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Germany. In these countries, with the exception of Canada, Cyber Monday sales last for eight days, typically from the last Monday in November to the first Monday in December. The meaning is based on wikipedia.

Winter for me!

The weather today was not so bad. The sunshines this morning and it’s quite warm for the time of the year, but is still cold for me who don’t used to this winter temperature. I also miss the Philippines every time I feel the cold weather in this side of the world. I remember how I complained back in my country on how hot the weather is, I usually bring umbrella when it is almost 12 noon in the day because the sun’s heat hurts my skin. But when I get her I miss the HEAT of the sun on my skin when I was back in Philippines. How I wish the weather were the same here in states. When the sun is out and the weather is warm, it is like you energy is high too and you like to do everything, but when it is cold I feel like I am always tired and wants to also be in bed and take a nap. Back then I usually go with my cousins and friends near the creek at home and do some walking or we do camping with them using our favorite camping gear. It’s so much fun when you like the weather.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday

I’m home all alone again while watching movies on HD this Saturday night. My husband is playing music out of town tonight and I don’t have the guts to go with him in this very cold night (for him it is not cold yet). So yesterday was the day after Thanksgiving which they called it here a Black Friday. I heard that “Black Friday” online specifically on facebook. Someone mention that she is ready to go shopping on a Black Friday. Well, wondering what it is, I asked my husband about it and he said it is the Friday after Thanksgiving day and it day that stores will have big discounts. So will check what wikipedia will tell us about this Black Friday:
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Especially popular in the United States, the event is spreading to other nations such as Canada and Australia. On this day, many retailers open very early, often at 4 a.m., or earlier, and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season. Black Friday is not actually a holiday, but many employers give their employees the day off, increasing the number of potential shoppers. It has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005, although news reports, which at that time were inaccurate, have described it as the busiest shopping day of the year for a much longer period of time.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Eve

It’s almost one o’clock in the morning on Thursday, it is just means that officially Thanksgiving Day is started! So I want to greet you all again a Happy Thanksgiving. Maybe you wonder why I am still online and writing this blog post. We’ll my husband and I don’t usually sleep till like midnight but we usually just laying down in bed while waiting for our eyes to close to sleep. But tonight, I am still awake since I am waiting for my husband to get home from playing music at the near bar in town. Their band plays music for the Thanksgiving Eve and he surely done playing this time but they need to teardown their music equipments and load it up to their van so they can get home. I usually go with them but tonight I did not have the power to go outside. Yeah I say “power”, coz I think I need power to be in the cold weather. It is just the coldest night we been had since we got back from the hot weather in the Philippines. It’s not new to me since I been here the last year’s winter but I think I’m body is still adjusting the cold for the winter! I’m here inside the house and I can still feel the cold from the outside even our heater is on. When I looked outside it’s so foggy too but I just discovered something that our window needs a new shutters and on Black Friday might be the best time to get discount for these things.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What is Thanksgiving?

Do you know what the people in United State of America going to celebrate this week? Well, if you are here in the State right now or you know someone from the here, I know you know what is the big celebration about. Yeah! It is Thanksgiving Day on Thursday. I had been asking about it to my husband. He told me it started when the settlers first get together. And then I also asked a new friend about that Thanksgiving and she said it is when the Indians meet with the people from England. But before I thought it is all about when the snow weather start and the celebration. Well, so I will try wikipedia and search will see what it says.

Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863. Thanksgiving was historically a religious observation to give thanks to God.

The event that Americans commonly call the first Thanksgiving was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony survive their first brutal winter in New England. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days, providing enough food for 53 pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. The feast consisted of fish (cod, eels, and bass) and shellfish (clams, lobster, and mussels), wild fowl (ducks, geese, swans, and turkey), venison, berries and fruit, vegetables (peas, pumpkin, beetroot and possibly, wild or cultivated onion), harvest grains (barley and wheat), and the Three Sisters: beans, dried Indian maize or corn, and squash.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Small Business

Since I started my small nail business in the town, I think a lot of things to do so people will know about it. I will make my own business card, posters that my husband posted in every part of the town and in the neighboring area. And as I mentioned that I posted it on facebook and has it’s own page for everyone to like and have can have track about the nail shop. I am also thinking to build a new website for the business, if I can find a cheap web host or even a free one just for the starting business. I know there’s hosting site that I can find just for now as the building process of the business. I also want to make my own business logo for the sake of promoting easily to everybody. As I observed when you have your own logo it is much more easier for everyone to recognize your products or the services you offered. As for example for me, I am doing nail shop business, if someone will see a logo of nails or a pedicure picture then they will surely know it is all about nails or about beauty service. I look online for logo and I found Logo Design Packages that are designed by professionals. I’m thinking of getting one as part of the business building up process.

Mae's Nails

Today, November 22, 2010 I started my small business in our little town in Augusta, Kentucky. As I mentioned on my past post that I plan to get a space in a salon for a nail business. I officially opened it today and did my first client. She wanted a manicure and a spa pedicure, which I think I did good. She was so nice to me and I get pleased to do my job right. I am on appointment basis, so anyone who needs their nails to be done should call or text my phone to set time for it. Sometimes I will do walk-in clients but I prefer to those making appointments. I will be making my own gift certificate that everyone likes to have as present for the coming holidays. I hope all will work well for my small business and me. Wish me luck! Check out my page on facebook and search on “Mae’s Nails” and don't forget to like it.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sleeping Problem

I am right here and still awake! It’s now 6:02AM, thanks to my PC clock because our wall clock is not working and I need to get one from hermle clocks for a change to a better one. I am still online and waiting for my eyes to get tired so I can go back to sleep. So I checked wikipedia about sleeping problem, though I know it is because of the 13 hours difference from our Philippine vacation but still I am anxious to know about it! I end up reading about “Sleep apnea”. It is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing, during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from a few seconds to minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Similarly, each abnormally low breathing event is called a hypopnea. Sleep apnea is diagnosed with an overnight sleep test called a polysomnogram, or "sleep study".

There are three forms of sleep apnea: central (CSA), obstructive (OSA), and complex or mixed sleep apnea. Regardless of type, an individual with sleep apnea is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening. Sleep apnea is recognized as a problem by others witnessing the individual during episodes or is suspected because of its effects on the body (sequelae). Symptoms may be present for years (or even decades) without identification, during which time the sufferer may become conditioned to the daytime sleepiness and fatigue associated with significant levels of sleep disturbance.

For sure this is not our case since we can’t sleep, while apnea is problem while you are sleeping!

online income

It’s been a hard time for to adjust our sleeping hours. Since Wednesday we did not sleep all throughout the night. I know it’s because we just got back from the Philippines and had the 13 hours difference in our clock here in Kentucky. Well we been up since 3:30 AM and is online for almost 2 hours now! My husband was online at our other computer in the other room too but he is now trying to go back to sleep at the couch here in our living room while I am still here doing my blogging. I got lucky too because I did posted some post to earn money! I’m sure all of you know which site I am talking about and I don’t want to mention it here. You can leave a comment and ask me about it if you want to have a little bit more income.

Business Techniques

I will be starting my work in a salon on Monday as a nail technician. In preparation of my business, I am trying to let everyone know about it! Well, there is a lot of kind of advertisement that my husband and I are thinking about. One of these is making posters and posts it to some area where there is many chances that it can be seen. Also I made on own facebook page only for the nail business and you can find it by searching “Mae’s Nails". I’m thinking now to make my own website but I need to check about the site to host on my web page. Do you have any idea about a website hosting? Based on wikipedia, a web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own or lease for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. While I am still deciding what website hosting service I will get, I will also figure out more techniques to do on how to make my business successful. You can share your thoughts and leave me comments here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Back in Kentucky

We are back from the Philippines, arrived yesterday afternoon after very long flights. Well, I got comment from my last post regarding the third picture of Church in Simala that I posted. He was surprised with the picture saying that he doesn’t know that there is a place like that in Philippines. I have a lot of pictures from that Church and I will post here some more. You can also read more about that church on my past post about a year ago in here “Simala in Cebu”.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Update from Philippines

My husband and I are still here in the Philippines. We have been enjoying our vacation with my family and friends. I went to the cemetery with my family to visit our departed relatives and loved ones in the observance of the all souls day. We also went swimming at the beach here in Iligan city in our first week in the country. And then I and my husband with my sister decided to went to Cebu City to visit my cousin and also to see the Miraculous Mama Mary at one of the province in Cebu City. It was the third time that I visited the church, on my last visits that church was not fully built yet but now it is almost done and it’s a huge church! We say prayers and petitions then went to my cousin’s house and stayed there for 2 days. We also went to beach while we were in Cebu City, you can tell it with my skin because it’s getting darker from all the beach swimming we had. Then we went to mall when we went back to the City proper and had a little shopping with my sister while my husband was watching movie at a movie house inside the mall. Well, today we just got back from Cebu City! Will write more updates here soon and pictures to share to you.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We are packed!

I been busy for the past days, I am trying to make my own business card as a license nail tech. I will be renting at a space in one of the salon here in our town and do nails when I get back from my Philippine vacation. Yeah! Will visit the Philippines, my husband and me will leave for Iligan City tomorrow-early morning. I been packing all things that we need since last night, aside from the pasalubong (present to families and friends) coz I already ready it since last week. I am excited to see my family and friends back in Philippines, I been here in state for more than 10 months now. I know it’s not been so long since I leave the Philippines but still I miss them all and I miss the foods too! I might still be checking on here for sometimes so you can have updates on me. I will surely post some pictures from the Philippines.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

Well, it was such a very long day for me and receiving award like this as a blogger, makes me more motivated to post more on my page.

I want to thank juliet for sharing me this award.

Upon accepting this award, I am also accepting the following rules.

The Rules:

Be sure to thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.

* Share 7 things about yourself.

* Pass the award to other bloggers who you think deserves it.

* Be sure to let the bloggers know you chose them to receive the award
So here are the seven things about me:
1. I love to eat.
2. I love to do nails
3. I love to cook
4. I love to experiment new recipe
5. I love to watch movies
6. I love to write 
7. I love/hate to read
Now i am passing this award to my husband, TIR , my journey, and every little thing

Nail Tech License

Hey friends! I am having a great big smile right now while writing this post. You want to know why? Well, we just got home from Frankfort, Kentucky specifically at the Kentucky Board of Hairdresser and Cosmetologist. I took my state board exam for my professional license as a nail tech. And you surely know now why I am smiling big it’s because I got it! I got the license that I been waiting to have for more than 2 months now since I got out from the beauty school. We went to Frankfort last Sunday and check-in at a hotel there since my examination schedule is early 8 o’clock in the morning the next day. We decided to drive there a day before because live more than 2 hours drive away. Today was a very long day for me. My husband and I got up like 6:30 in the morning and get ready. When we got at the State board place, I went inside while my husband waiting me inside our car at the parking area. They called all the examiners for a nail tech practical exam that scheduled 8am to signed in and then I waited for like 5 minutes and then they called us again to go to a room where we did our practical test. It took us 1 hour and 30 minutes to get done. After the practical we waited and waited until we got tired of waiting and ask on why it took us so long to wait while the other batch who were behind us are already gone. Then we decided to ask some people who are working there and then they just told us to wait for a minute and they will get back to us. Until they told us that our batch list was misplaced and they just found it, which was so frustrating because it’s like we are the only people there waiting and everybody are gone. We waited for 6 hours in the waiting room with no food because we are afraid that they call us to take the written test and we are not available. At last around 3:30 in the afternoon they finally called us for the written test. After an hour we found out the result and I passed it and brought home my license!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Online TV

My husband and I been thinking about degrading our cable TV channels. It is a very good idea so we can save some money that we been paying for extra channels that we really don’t need. We have a lot of channels that is really not important and we never watch. As I am always online and writing my blog page for new post every day, I really don’t have much time to pay attention what ever is on. Well, my husband love watching TV shows as he says he can’t live without it! Between online and watching TV, I prefer to be in the Internet world. When I am online, I can watch TV shows and do a blog post or update my facebook and chat my friends. There is a lot of available Online TV that we can watch online. It is the same fun as the regular one. I can say it is much easier to watch shows online since you can bring your computer or laptops anywhere as long as you have the Internet access. Unlike the regular TV that you should just stay in your room and watch it! We already fixed our decision and will be watching channels that we don’t have on regular cable.

wrestling lovers

I am writing this while I'm thinking my husband because he is not around yet. He went our with his band members to play music in the nearest town. Well, he is a big fan of wrestling! Even you can tell it if you will visit his blog page titled only my opinion. To tell you the truth and not only you will know it but also my husband knows that i don't like watching wrestling. I just don't like it! Well he is not the only one that loves to watch wrestling, i guess all his friends and also his little nephew, who just celebrated his birthday the last day. And because the nephew also loves wrestling, all his birthday gift was something related to the wrestling world. I am sharing you his pictures here. Don't forget to look at his birthday cake which look like a wrestling ring.

Different Nail Types

As I am reviewing all my notes from studying nail tech school, I had written about different nail types, it's characteristics and possible treatment. Here are some examples of it: Healthy Nails will have a pink appearance, are flexible, rarely break, are smooth, and have no visible signs of splitting, peeling, or breakage. It is recommended treatment is to apply strengtheners and conditioners to help balance what is needed to keep nails healthy, flexible and breakage- free. There are also dry, brittle nail that can show ridging, flaking at the free edge, as well as dry white spots that can be similar to dandruff. They also have tendency to break in the quick causing painful breaks. The recommended home care would also adding more nails conditioners and strengtheners. Nails are part of your hands and is very important to our body, it serves as protection for us. Let's take good care of it.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Building a Business

I been very busy for the past days reviewing all the topics that we had discussed on my nail tech course. It is because I got my state board exam scheduled this Monday, October 18, 2010. Yes, I will take the state board exam for my nail tech professional license. After I will get my license I plan to rent a booth in the nearest salon in town. We went to check the place the other day and the space looks good for me. I am now very excited to start my own little business. I wish all will went well and I will get my license right away. I been searching online for some products that I can buy in a lesser price and use it for my nail shop. Like the polishes, acrylics and some other nail stuff and equipments that I still need to purchase. As part of building new business I know I need to research everything to learn more. Building a business is not easy especially for a new resident in this place like me. I have some friends that I know but not really that much to help me build a great clientele. And part of my preparation for the business I am looking for website where I can make customized business cards. I found one and it works great for me.

Sweetest Day

When i got up this morning, my husband told me to check on the kitchen table. He surprised me with a bouquet of flowers with chocolates. I asked him what's this for? He said it is for Sweetest Day and i asked him what is sweetest day, he said it is like valentine's day. I don't know about sweetest day because we don't celebrate that in Philippines. Well, i searched the meaning on wiki and this is what it says : Sweetest Day is an observance celebrated primarily in the Great Lakes region, and parts of the Northeast United States on the third Saturday in October. Once known as a day to spread love and cheer to the unfortunate, this popular holiday in the northern U.S. is now known as a day to show affection to the ones in your life whom you like. It is described by Retail Confectioners International as an "occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed. Sweetest Day has also been referred to as a "concocted promotion" created by the candy industry solely to increase sales of sweets. So to all of you i would like to greet a HAPPY SWEETEST DAY!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Legal Drinking Age

My husband plays music usually every weekend. He is the bass guitar player in their band named Inside Out. I usually go with him every time he plays at a bar, a town fair or any other event that they are booked. Last Saturday night, I went with them when they play at a bar in Erlanger, Kentucky. It is more than an hour drive from town of Augusta, where we live. Well, aside from how long it takes us to get there and how late we got home from that bar. I also notice the sign on the bar door that says, “person under 21may not enter or remain on premises”. It’s not this bar that I see these sign posted but in every bar that I went to with my husband. I wonder the difference of legal drinking age between the United States and the Philippines. As I have read online, the legal drinking age refers to the earliest age that an individual is legally allowed to buy alcoholic beverages. This is often different from the age at which they may be permitted to drink alcohol. There can also be many exceptions or complications to the general law; in some countries the drinking age differs between public and private, or within bars and without. As what I observed that many bars in Philippines allowed a person even though they are less than 21 years of age. As what I researched that it is legal for a Filipino to buy alcoholic drink at the age of 16 and to go to bars at 18. So there’s a big difference here in State. But I noticed that bars in Philippines are not so strict as the bars here in States. Like one time that I went with my husband and one employee at the bar asked my age if I am less than 21. Maybe I look younger, but I told her that I am 27 and she asked me an identification but I did not carry any to show to her so she told me that I can’t order any alcoholic beverage since I didn’t prove that I am 21. That was funny but I don’t drink alcohol so it’s fine with me. But it does shows how strict they are about the legal drinking age.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Boost Mobile

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have found many fun things since I have made my move to the States from the Philippines and one of those fun things is Boost Mobile. It is so much fun to update my Facebook and Twitter right from my Blackberry!

It is so easy to Re-Boost as well, you can easily pay online, in person, or you can pay by phone! I really love being able to keep in touch with my friends, here and back in the Philippines, through my Blackberry on Facebook. It makes it so easy to do so when I am not home and around my computer.

My husband is in a country music band and I go along with him to a lot of his shows, which sometimes to tell you the truth can get a bit boring because I don’t know anyone there, so I will be updating my Facebook and Twitter and seeing what all my friends are doing at this time. They of course even make it easier because, Boost Mobile devices offer unlimited connectivity to Facebook for one price per month.

I guess what I am saying is that of all the new things that I have experienced since coming to America, Boost Mobile is definitely one of my favorite things!
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Friday, October 8, 2010

State Board Exam Preparation

As what i wrote in my last post about my incoming state board exam, we did some shopping today for the supplies that i will need at the nearest sally's beauty supply in town. I say we spent more than we usually spend each week for shopping but it is all worth it because some of the supplies that we bought are also re-usable. I can use those supplies in my future job as nail professional when i get my license that i been waiting for a while. The stuff the we got includes my lab coat which is a little bit bigger for me but they only have one size for that so i don't have any chance to get the right fit for me. Well, this is one of the many requirements that the state board sent to me in mail that i need to purchase and follow, so i don't have any choice at all. I also got a disinfection container which i think is a very big points for me as the state board people will usually focus on how you disinfect your implement and i need this thing to do that! I did not forget to buy two fake hands that i need to use as my model. And there's many more things and supplies that we bought for the state board prepation. Now i need to double my time to study for the written test and practice for the practical exam...Whew...some pressure coming... see you around.

A little help for Mobility

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Every one of us is trying to do everything to be sure that they get or buy the right thing, especially those people who are handicap and have mobility problems. They need to have the special equipments and facilities for their own good and safety. To have the assurance that you are buying the right thing, we need to believe and trust the manufacturer those things that we planned to have. Why I am talking about this? Because I am trying to help those people in need of this equipments and I found out that there is an association called NMEDA, which means National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. An Association of Mobility Dealers, Manufacturers and Rehabilitation Professionals that advocates providing safe, reliable vehicles and modifications to enhance accessibility for all people. NMEDA has Dealers AND Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers. The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. It is based on the principle that in order to satisfy customers consistently, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality. I checked on this website and find out that there are qualified dealers near in our town. If you want to check it out just go to their site and hit the dealers locator and type in your ZIP code.
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Nail Technician's State board Exam

I just got here in state last December 2009 which was my first winter and snow experience. It was really cold for me that i don't like to go outside aside from the time that i want to experience playing on the snow and make my own snowman. Well, after 2 months of staying at home, i decided to go to a beauty school and take a nail tech course. Nail technician is literally someone who does something technical concerning finger/toe nails and is an exaggerated description of someone who would normally be called a manicurist. But i learned more than a manicure and pedicure, we also study on some nail enhancement like putting on fake nails and nail designs. Unlike in the Philippines that whoever know how to do manicure or pedicure can work and practice their skills, here in State they need you to take a 600 hours class and take a state board exam for nail tech license. I did finished my 600 hours study last July 2010 and then i sent my application for the state board exam to the Kentucky State Board of Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, it's where i should it the test. Yesterday i got their mail and schedule for my exam and it will be on the 18th! So wish me luck

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lechon Manok

Since i got here in Kentucky i tried my best to learn how to cook, especially Filipino foods. It is not really so easy to cook the same recipe as in the Philippines because I can't find all the ingredients that we use in our country. But eventhough I can't always complete the recipe ingredients i still end up with the Filipino taste. The lechon manok or roasted chicken is one of the recipe that i just tried the other month and my husband loves it. Lechon Manok is very popular in Philippines. When there is celebration in the family like birthday party, fiesta or family get-together, lechon manok is always present on the table. Here is the picture I took after i took out the chicken from the oven.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Saturday for Grocery

Me and my husband just got home from our grocery shopping at Walmart. It's part of our weekly things to go for shopping every saturday. The first part of our shopping mostly is at the meat section as we love to eat meat! But not all of meat that i wanted to buy can be found, so sometimes i will just experiment my cooking. Last month, we went to jungle jim international market to shop for Philippine foods and yes i did found some good meat and other delicacies. And i end up cooking a roasted pig using oven and it was really good though not as good as the Philippine lechon but it has have the similar taste. Here is the photo i took after the cooking.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

This is it!

Hey friends...I am in for real...haha. I will be posting and checking this blog page if not everyday, i will make time each week. I just changed my template and i like it! I hope you will always be here checking for my post and don't forget to leave me some messages so i can get back to your pages too. Thank you and will post more update later..

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MIss Universe 2010

Miss Universe 2010, the 59th edition of the pageant, was held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. last night August 23, 2010. It was hosted by Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales, Jimena Navarrete, Miss Mexico, was crowned Miss Universe 2010 by outgoing titlehoder Stefanía Fernández from Venezuela. On the other hand, Miss Philippines 2010, Maria Venus Raj, made it to be in the 4th runner-up place which I am proud of.

Miss Venus who seemed to be a crowd favorite, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, answered a question from actor/judge William Baldwin that didn't seem to really be an answer. Although it wasn't controversial, Miss Philippines 2010 left many wondering about her answer, her 22 years of mistake-less existence, and why she kept thanking everybody.

The interview segment of the Miss Universe pageant can be a points killer, as Carrie Prejean and Morgan Elizabeth Woolard can attest. But with William Baldwin's question, it seemed as if Miss Philippines 2010 was going to coast through and perhaps secure the Miss Universe crown. The crowd loved her and she was the talk of the Internet going into the final round of competition Monday. But what seems like a simple question can sometimes trip a person up.

Wooden furnitures

Looking for a new set of furniture for your new house or as a gift? I will recommend you to check online and you will surely find the best deal that you wanted. There are a lot of handmade, natural solid bedroom furniture sets help create a feeling of serenity and relaxation. All of our solid wood bedroom furniture pieces are individually handcrafted with very beautiful designs on it. You can also Browse for American-made traditional and contemporary wood bedroom furniture collections and find the bedroom set of your dreams.

And if you are looking for a custom size or feature? It is very easy to look online! I found a lot of website that customization is easy and affordable!

There are many variations of these pieces as furniture styles have changed through time and as individual manufacturers have put their own spin on them.

Bedroom furniture is predominantly made of wood, but many bed frames are made of various metals as well. One of the common traits of quality bedroom furniture is drawers fashioned together using a method called dovetailing or English dovetailing. This method involves the interlocking of two pieces of wood, usually at a right angle and shapes.

Philippine Drama

When I woke up Monday morning, August 23, and as usual check my facebook account to know what’s new. The first thing I got into was the hostage taking in Manila.

So I checked online news for the details and courtesy of the online news from msn this is what I read:

A 12-hour hostage drama aboard a hijacked Philippine bus ended in bloodshed Monday when an angry ex-policeman demanding his job back gunned down eight Hong Kong tourists before police stormed the vehicle and a sniper killed him.

At least seven captives survived, four of whom were seen crawling out the back door of the bus after Philippine police stormed it Monday evening when the hostage-taker started shooting at the 15 Chinese tourists inside, said police Senior Superintendent Nelson Yabut.
He said the hostage-taker was killed with a sniper shot to the head after he wounded a police sharpshooter.

Police and ambulances were lined up next to the vehicle in the pouring rain after the standoff ended. Local hospitals reported seven bodies of hostages were brought in. One other hostage was hospitalized in critical condition, and five others were unharmed.

Two of the surviving hostages were wounded in serious condition and the remaining five are under observation, Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang told reporters in the Chinese territory as he expressed shock and anger at the police response.

The bloodshed rattled the Philippines and raised questions about police ability to deal with hostage-takings.

"How can I be satisfied when there were people who died?" Philippine President Benigno Aquino III told reporters late Monday. But he said the situation deteriorated rapidly from the time the hostage-taker initially showed willingness to release his hostages.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Greeting Cards

A greeting card you make yourself can be more meaningful to the recipient and just as attractive as any store-bought greeting card if you apply a few simple desktop publishing and design principles. In considering different types of greeting cards, the most basic decision is do you want a humorous card or a serious card? For nearly any occasion with the exception of condolence cards, you'll have that choice.

If the card you wish to get will be serious, there are subcategories here as well. Heartfelt greeting cards that sound as though you sat down and wrote your innermost thoughts; cards with rhyming poetry; or religious cards, conveying the message in a tone of spirituality. For a completely different type of greeting card, you can choose handmade cards individually packaged in cellophane with the envelope. These cards are highly artistic, normally cost a little more, and are usually found at bookstores. They are generally blank inside. However, if you aren't good at writing you can always buy a second greeting card that says something nice inside, then paste the second card inside of the first. When you open the homemade card, you'll see the inside of the second card. Just make sure the second card is smaller so you don't have to cut it, as it will look better that way. There are different types of greeting cards for every occasion. Birthday (including specialty milestone cards and belated), wedding, new-baby, anniversary, graduation, bar mitzvah, first communion, get well cards, retirement, congratulations (could be for a new job, new home, or any personal accomplishment), apologies, friendship, I-miss-you, romantic, Christmas card and of course holiday cards including Mother's Day and Father's Day.

Supertitious beliefs

Philippine beliefs and superstition have grown in number throughout the various regions and provinces in the country. These beliefs have come from the different saying and superstitions of our ancestors that aim to prevent danger from happening or to make a person refrain from doing something in particular. These beliefs are part of our culture, for one derives their beliefs from the influences of what their customs, traditions and culture have dictated to explain certain phenomena or to put a scare in people. Some are practiced primarily because Filipinos believe that there is nothing to lose if they will comply with these beliefs. The following are some of the different superstitions in the Philippines:

Growing up, many children are told that it is just as important to learn not to prop their chins on their hands as to learn proper table manners. Supposedly, this is akin to awaiting bad luck. Singing while you are cooking means that you will end up widowed.

Changing places at the table while eating means that you will change husbands, or divorce and marry a number of times. Other superstitions include:

•If you open an umbrella indoors, a centipede will fall down from the ceiling.

•Accidentally dropping your fork on the floor might mean that a male visitor will come by.

•After a Baptism, the parents and the newly christened child should rush out of the church ahead of the others.

Some of these superstitions also cross over into other cultures. The tradition of wearing polka dots and filling up your pockets with coins during the New Year seems related to Chinese superstition. In both Filipino and Peruvian culture, dumping your purse on the floor can mean that you will go poor. This may have something to do with the Spanish influence on both countries.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wood Shutters

Historically, homes had shutters for protection from the sun as well as the elements. Most styles of exterior shutters afford homeowners good protection against various weather conditions. Custom wood shutters also protect against winds, snow, and hail. During the summer, close the shutters on the windows where the rising or setting sun shines in. In winter, close the shutters that might be exposed to the north wind, or when a storm is coming.

To cool your home in an environmentally way, consider louvered shutters. Louvered wood shutters have several slats laid across the frames, with small gaps between them. Closing them allows you to air out your home without letting in too much heat or sun.

The windows to your home should reflect your personality and style. Solid wood shutters are available in a wide variety of styles and materials, and will make any home they adorn stand out. Besides lowering the cost of heating and cooling your home, shutters also protect your draperies, furniture, and carpet from sun damage.

Being exposed to the sun can damage curtains and other cloths. Bright colors and dark colors may fade or streak; eventually, even dry rot may set in on draperies. The sun´s rays can also damage leather furniture.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Movie Time

Since i got here in the State, me and my husband always go to see a movie almost every weekend. Last saturday we watched the movie " Bounty Hunter".

Hapless bounty hunter Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) jumps for joy at the prospect of tracking down his bail-skipping ex-wife, Nicole Hurley (Jennifer Aniston), but gets a hard dose of reality when the job proves tougher than anticipated. Every time Milo gets close to resourceful reporter Nicole, she gives him the slip. A high-profile murder has been committed, and Nicole is determined to stay out of jail long enough to crack the case. And she must be getting close, because now someone is trying to take them both out. They may not have been able to make marriage work, but if Milo and Nicole can just stay alive long enough to solve the murder, they might discover they're not such a bad team after all ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide.

Check out this movie!

Friday, April 9, 2010


The Philippine climate is characterized by relatively high temperature, high humidity and abundant rainfall. Rainfall distribution throughout the country varies, but the mean annual rainfall of the Philippines ranges from 965 to 4,064 millimeters. The rainy season is usually from June through November. Due to water penetration as a result of storms, monsoon rains, sudden downpours, or even the simple ingress of moisture, there is a big demand for waterproofing products in the Philippines. There are various types of waterproofing products used in Philippines projects – elastomeric, polyurethane, cementitious “crystallization-type”, liquid applied/sheet applied/PVC/torch applied/cold applied membrane, surface applied, and in-between slab systems, capillary, bitumen emulsion, self-adhesive, etc. -- depending on the surface that will be waterproofed and the budget of the end-user.

The Philippine market for waterproofing products is expected to grow 10-20% yearly through 2010. This growth is fueled by the on-going construction boom. The market, however, is very competitive. Locally produced waterproofing products, as well as, products from the U.S. and Asia, Europe and the Middle East are readily available in the Philippines. Best prospects include polyurethane waterproofing and specialty waterproofing products, e.g., jet fuel resistant sealant for airport runways, and products that have other functions aside from waterproofing, e.g., thermal and sound insulation, dust proofing, or anti-corrosion properties. You can check in the Article Alley page online if you want to know something more about the waterproofing and search for more information from them.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Sunday

Last sunday was my first Easter Sunday here in the State with my loving husband and family. We had so much fun though i miss the Philippines and my family back there. We had a family gathering at my in-laws house, played games at the yard as the weather was really great that day! The kids was having fun hunting for easter eggs too. I had so fun playing "new" games and taking pictures.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Something New

I been busy for the past months so i haven't posted anything new in here. Though sometimes i have free time to put updates here but i just don't feel like writing. Well, I been going to a beauty school here in Kentucky for a nail tech course. Yeah! It's for nails.. While i get into this school, i observed the differences of how they practice here in State and in the Philippines for the nail tech study. Here in State, i need to go for about more than a month of study and know everything about nails, their parts, diseases, and how to be safe when doing clients. After your study, you need to take the board state exam to get your license to be a Nail Professional or a Nail Pro. In the Philippines, it won't take that long to study these kind of nail stuff. As long as you know how then you can go on apply in any salon to do nails! Well, I prefer the way here because it's seems the very right way to do. And i feel like i really going to be a Professional! I started to gather and buy some of my manicure and pedicure kits and many other stuff practice. I got some polishes and different kind of brushes online. There are many online website to check like ebay, funbrain, craiglist and more. You can find cheaper and good things out there for you..

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I miss Philippines

I been more than a month here in State to live with my husband. And I already missing the Philippines not only my family back home but also the weather. It is too cold for me here and i just like staying at home to feel a little warm. I also miss some of the foods i usually like to eat, especially when my father cook vegetables! But eventhough i misses a lot of stuff from Philippines, I love being with my husband. Next week I will be starting my study in a nail tech so i am excited and curious to do something else other than staying at home. I hope i will do well with all this and wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


It's been a long time since i haven't write update in this page. I am now trying to catch up all the topics that i should be writing here. Well, I am here in the state now with my loving husband. It was a long wait for us to be together as husband and wife after our wedding day, as we were far apart from each other. But i am thankful that the visa processing went well for me and i should say i got it easier than those who been waiting to get their visas. I also got my Social Security Number and my Green Card in two weeks after i arrived here in Kentucky. I am still adjusting the cold weather here since it's winter when i got here in state, the very first thing i should adjust is the weather! Soon i plan to go to a beauty school and will be going to visit the school this week. I will write more here and will keep you updated.