Letting someone go..

I had a long day yesterday, not to mention, a very emotional one. My inlaw and I went to our favorite stores, mailed boxes at the post office, went to visit and had lunch at her new friend's house, had our groceries done.. It was a busy day, a long one for me, I don't even have the time to finish my online job.

What happened? On our way home, we decided to take the dirt road. As we pass by, we saw a grown hound dog, sick, skin-and-bone kind. Mom stopped the truck, and can't help to see herself leaving the dog. I admit I was having second thoughts because it's a stray dog and who knows he might bite or attack us. But when I saw him and his gloomy sad eyes closely, my heart sank. I hate the people who just dumped him there. He's so weak that he can't even jump up the truck, so mom had to carry him. When we got home, we fed him and gave him water. He is so thirsty. After he ate, he turned to a happy boy, I;m sure I saw his face lightened a bit, and he wags his tail, like saying thank you.

Mom said she heard that people dump dogs and puppies there, mean people who don't know what to do with them. This is the 4th time she saw a dog. One time he picked up a Jack Russell puppy scared and lost. She took care of him, and find him a home. She wants to keep him, but she knows she can't afford to. Keeping a dog is just as expensive as having a baby here, as they say. I wish I could keep the hound dog too, but I just can't. Earlier this morning, we drove to the the county's animal shelter and turned him over. I know someone will take care of him.

I am hearbroken. I'm sad for him. I know we did the right thing, give him to right place. Wherever he will be, I know he will be fine. My inlaw and I were crying when we left the shelter.

I don't know who's to blame here, but one thing I know, I hate those people who doesn't have a heart and did that thing. *sigh*

Pimp that Bedroom!

So, I have decided to turn my bedroom into a master suite, and make it complete before hubby gets home on September. And I found a perfect bed set for the queen bed on ebay. Hubby loves blue and I'm so into earth color, so this pieces is really perfect for us. I'm watching this one and planning to bid on the last minute. I love this set and I have to get it!!

I need HELP. Please help me decorate our bedroom. It has light blue wall and ceiling paint, and beige carpet. I'll post pictures soon, I'm still in the middle of re-organizing everthing. Right now, I need websites where I could find ideas for color mix and matching, stuff to accentuate the bed etc. I just want it to look cozy and inviting, relaxing and the best room in the house..

The answer to my cravings..

Bought some stuff that will make me happpy for the rest of the week..

Arroz CaldO (rice porridge) - Sine I can't make my own..thanks for ready mixes out there!
Mango candies - I thought they were dried mangoes, oh well this will work, at least it's mangoes
Salted Duck eggs (itlog na pula!) - if paired with chopped tomatoes and rice, oh wow, ulam na ulam!
Dried Squid - I've been craving for this one for like months already! $6 for 6 oz. of it!! mahal... a crunchy fried dried squid will make my day for sure.

I got those, where else? at the Filipino store! Went there this afternoon to mail a balikbayan box to my family at 'Pinas, paid $100 for it. And since Im there already, I shopped quickly for something to eat, snacks that Walmart doesn't have or anywhere, but here. I'm so happy the box is gone. Glad my inlaw's here to help me with all this chaos.. lol


Trade Show-biz

Whether you're new or been on business for years, marketing your services or products, advertising should always be there. I have seen newcomers's baby businesses booms initially with displaying their items thru trade show exhibits. I have been to a number of exhibits before, from weddings to cars to food trade shows, I've seen very appealing table covers and met friendly sales representives (that aren't pushy), and you know from that, you're sure the products are well introduced in the market. And from that, the next success stage of marketing is thru word-of-mouth. With me who could easily be swayed with colorfully designed table top display, I'm one of those few person that will help you drive business in your business. Oh well.

Rabbit Meat for a Gourmet Meal??

I would say I have an adventurous palette, I could be a vegetarian or a carnivorous on one hand. But eating Rabbit Meat for a meal? NO way. I love watching Food Network's Iron Chef America. Hubby and I always watch it, well any show about food we do watch it..does it show how much we like food huh? Well, I always get to see this episode, featuring rabbit meat as their secret ingredient, everytime. I think I have seen this for like 5x already! I'm getting sick of it.

IMO, a rabbit will always be a pet, not a delicacy, or a meat that you can eat. It's just awful to see them cooking it, Urghhh! I had a pet rabbit when I was a kid, and I love them so much. I can't eat this. I asked my husband if he do and he said why not, he eats it. Dang!! what's wrong with him?? lol I guess being vegetarian is the way to go.

Do you eat rabbit meat? oh please say no..

A Cheap Trip

I remember when my husband and I were still dating then, we love staying at hotels. Most of the time I'm the one who picks a hotel for him to stay at, of course I get the most romantic one I could get. Sometimes it's a little pricey, but it's worth paying for, but it's just a pain in the wallet. There are cheap options though, Cheaperthanhotels and such. If you're up for travelling, and let's say you want to get Cheap Manchester Hotels or Cheap Edinburgh Hotels, you could always get a deal that's right for your budget. Who doesn't like cheap good deals anyway? I'd rather go get something reasonable priced hotels than go splurge in a suite or something. If you're spending a holiday with your family of friends on a foreign country,get the best deals on rooms that you could get, I mean you'd be out all day anyway exploring and touring, and you only need a room to sleep at night, right?

Oh me, I want to go see Prince William, where do you go for Cheap London Hotels?

Batman was at Domino's today!

I didn't know that Batman's The Dark Night movie will be out on July 18th until I got a slice of Domino's Cloaked in Pepperoni Pizza. Batman's promotion is really effective, making it the cover it the cover of a pizza box?? But guess what, this is the best Pepperoni pizza I've ever had! I thought Papa John's was the best, but this one took my number one spot for pizzas.. Wish I could see Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger on the 18th, if hubby's here, we'd go. I think I'll just wait until it's up on Netflix.

Pedicure, the US style

After a week of working to the bone, finally I had the time to pay myself off with the hard work I did. The price? a day at the Nail Salon!! Got myself a nice pedicure. My mother-in-law and I decided today, we'll get one. For the record,this would be only my 2nd time to have it since I got here 8 months ago. First would be the day I got married last January, where my hubby paid $50 for a mani-pedicure package. Yeah, kinda pricey. Well, today's experience is great. The salon had undergone a little renovation, and one noticeable change are those big automated massage chairs, that I love!! You could choose whether you like a soft or hard massage, speed and stroke. I had fun. I thought maybe I could buy one of this chair in the future, so I asked my nail tech, how much this masseuse-chair costs. Wow, a whooping $5,000!! I could buy a good second hand car from that.. oh well

Paid $23 for pedicure, $7 for getting my eyebrow waxed, and $6 tip (don't forget). What a pleasurable, a little pricey pampering day..

I love Jewelry

I happened to stumble a jewelry website one time, while I was looking for wedding suppliers for my friend Rachiel. I have checked their engagement rings line, and my eyes are stunned, and wished I have one of everything. They are extremely beautiful! This site is a great online source for different high-end kinds and styles of rings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces you could think of. And it’s educational too at the same, it explains what you need to know about diamonds, gemstones and silver and gold, and cleaning tips and care. You can shop the price range of your choice, as well as by product you need and material, i.e. pearls, stones, silver, gold or even your birthstone. You can even buy items under $100! They have this bargain of the week and clearance center, everything is affordable I must say, it tells you how much you save on every item. Check out their diamond earrings! Don’t you just love them? They also offer free gift packaging and free FedEx delivery, 30day return and you can talk to a jewelry specialist if you have questions- great customer service really. I just signed up for their newsletter for exclusive offers.

20 Questions to know more About ME

Thanks Ynnuh for the tag!!

Here are the Rules for this tag:

Remove one (1) question from below and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag eight (8) people on your list. List them out at the end of this post.

1. What is your favorite food?
- Buffalo wings, Fried Chicken, French Fries, Chinese Food!

2. What was your happiest moment when you were a child?
- Family either goes to grocery every week or dine at Shakey's after a mass.

3. Where is the place that you want to go the most?
- I love the beach..

4. When was the first time that you feel the real love?
- San pa ba? with my hubby David

5. When you encounter a sad moment, what do you do?
- Tell hubby im sad, and get a big hug from him./ Call a friend.

6. What are you afraid to lose the most?
- My husband.

7. If you win $1 million, what would you do?
- Pay debts! Build a resort in Boracay and travel around the world.

8. What is the saddest moment for you last year (2007)?
- I left Philippines, happy and sad the same time.

9. What item do you wish you could buy next?
- a pink laptop

10. How do you cope with boredom?
- Shopping

11. When was your first kiss?
- a long time ago, cant tell the whole world, hellllo

12. What type of person do you hate the most?
- Control freak

13. What is your ambition?
- Be happy and healthy.

14. If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
- Husband to go home and stay for good.

15. How did you celebrate New Year?
- 2008? celebrate it with spaghetti and chicken alfredo, with hubby.

16. What has been the craziest thing you’ve ever done in your whole life?
- maybe cheat on a boyfriend? it's not even crazy.. haha

17. What do you look forward to in 2008?
- more money!

18. If your life is a song, what title best fits it?
- Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

19. What is your inspiration in life?
- husband and parents.

20. If you were to change one event in your life, what would it be?
- I should have had a big wedding in Philippines before I went here, US.

I want to pass this to Ellheym, Julie, Jhaney, Qtcotzkie, Mocca, Dezzy, Rossgirl, Lala

Bitch Stole My Fish

I just want to share you this picture that my brother sent me as a comment on my friendster. This is so funny! If you cant even smile on this one, then you have a problem! haha

Anyway, it's been a while since I posted something AGAIN! June have past without a word on this blog, poor me. My husband leaving have made so sad that I cant do things in a happy motivated mode, feels like my life has no excitement at all, boring solitary life.. not for a long time, oh Im so glad! We're counting the weeks almost everyday until he gets back on September. So theen, I'll be a happy girl again. He's working in Camp Bucca, and according to him it's a hell on earth kind-of place. Im glad he already have his own room to sleep with A/C. Before he's sleeping on a tent with 10 people, yeah no privacy at all. It sucks. I feel bad just thinking about it. Food is not good, he cant sleep good, what's worse, you have to walk out if you need a bathroom break. Yeah, shower room/toilet is a walk away.
Wish he'd just go home and work here instead. But like we agreed on, this is what he needs to do,for a little while and everything will be alright. I love my husband, Im so proud of him. Gosh, miss him soooo bad!

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