Aug 31, 2010

Grand Vacation at Hampton Hotel

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Fitflop from Canada

Two months ago, I asked my sister from Canada if she was familiar with Fitflop and if it's cheaper there. She asked around because she haven't heard of it before. Unfortunately the price comparison is not that significant but sister surprised me by sending me one! Thanks sis, mwah!


Aug 30, 2010

Avail Cash Advance Payday Loan

Most employees have a common problem, salary shortage. Payday wasn't coming in yet in more than a week but employees queue in their cooperatives or money lending institutions or persons to avail of a short term loan. It’s really hard to provide for our family if our expenses does not meet or match our compensation. Unfortunately some companies do not allow a cash advance loan especially on private institutions.

That's why many banking institutions or credit card companies are already offering short term cash advances with interest. But you are not sure of the processing time so you end up looking again and asked a colleague for a loan sometimes with interest too and pay him until your loan was already released.

My friend shared her story when she was temporarily suspended from work without pay. She availed the cash advance payday loan online without credit check. No collateral was required and approval of loan will take only in minutes! She just made sure that all requirements are available like banking information; her online cash advance application was easier. She shared some tips on securing a cash advance which is unusually easy:
  • To be eligible for a new loan, secure payment first on your previous loan
  • Be sure you understand the repayment schedule, ask questions if you are not sure on some precautions that can make you pay higher interest rate and potential late charges.
  • Use cash advance payday loans wisely. Make sure to use it only on your necessities and not to pay for your vices or luxuries only.
Are you qualified to avail of the payday loan?
  • You must have an existing bank account
  • Show proof of income
  • You must be gainfully employed
  • At least 18 years old
  • Provide a home address and a contact information
  • Residing in US
All information will be kept confidential so there's no risk of providing these vital information.

Major Major Answer

Famous and respectable writer Ricky Lo thought that Venus Raj might take home the Miss Universe crown if she answered the question this way:

“You know, the biggest mistake I’ve done in my life was putting wrong information in my application form during the Bb. Pilipinas contest in my country, that was why I was dethroned. But then, that was an honest mistake which I promptly corrected so I was able to get a passport and they gave me back my crown. Now, I’m here on this Las Vegas stage proudly representing my country and pursuing my childhood dream of becoming Miss Universe.”

Well, another MAJOR MAJOR lesson learned from this pageant.

Aug 24, 2010

Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner Up

Miss Philippines candidate Venus Raj emerged as 4th runner up in the recently concluded Miss Universe 2010 in Las Vegas. Watched the question and answer portion that made her in that (MAJOR MAJOR) position.

QUESTION: What is one big mistake that you did in your life? And what did you do to make it right?

Answer: In my 22 years of existence, there is nothing major, major problem that I have done in my life. Because I am very confident with my family and the love they are giving to me. So thank you so much.


Online Games

Online betting was not that famous in the Philippines. People here especially in the lower class are more engaged in Lotto. Whenever I bet in Lotto I just picked a lucky number (Lucky Pick- the computer will randomly pick the numbers) because if I will hit the jackpot it is really my destiny to win and become an instant millionaire. But for those who own a computer, online games are very popular not only for kids. More social networking sites are already introducing various online games. I have a close relative who’s going crazy in playing online casino until midnight.

He started playing online poker in a social networking site, now he’s seriously playing it online with his friends. They said they put some skills on it so instantly online poker became their sport. They enjoyed playing it because they can choose to play with real money or for free. Less pressure if you play it for free but more exciting if big money is already involved.


Aug 23, 2010

Dismissed Cop, Now a Dead Cop

I have watched the live telecast of ABS-CBN news of the hostage taking by Rolando Mendoza in Quirino Grandstand today. For more than an hour I skip my trip to the rest room to make sure that I will not miss any update. My kids are also watching with me, I just don't know the emotional impact on them while watching the hostage taking. From time to time they were asking something on the news report by the field reporters. They missed Noah and Agua Bendita, the real life hostage drama ended at 9pm and by that time they should be at their beds.

Over exposure to media did not help in the situation. Now Rolando Mendoza is dead. Policemen should be trained more for situations like this, tourism in the Philippines will surely go down.

excerpt from Police ended its assault of a hijacked bus where a lone gunman held hostage Hong Kong tourists since Monday morning.

Live TV shows several hostages coming out from the bus’ window.

Agence France Presse reported that four captives emerged from a bus alive, while the gunman was believed to have been killed.

Fifteen tourists from Hong Kong were believed to have been on the bus at the end of the 12-hour ordeal, and there were fears for the lives of the others who did not get off the bus immediately afterwards.

The body of the man believed to be the gunman, an ex-policeman who hijacked the bus in a desperate bid to get his job back, was seen slumped out of the main door of the vehicle.

Police confirmed that the ex-policeman was killed during the assault.

Earlier, Radio Mindanao Network reported that a child was hit by a stray bullet as police started its assault on the hostage-taker.


Aug 22, 2010

Bb. Pilipinas Melody Gersbach Died in Car Mishap

A Binibining Pilipinas beauty contest titleholder and two of her companions were killed after their car crashed into a passenger bus in Camarines Sur on Saturday morning, a radio report said. Reigning Bb. Pilipinas Melody Gersbach, her driver Santos Ramos and her manager Alvin Orense died on the spot after the Innova car they were riding collided head-on with a Guevarra bus at Barangay Pawili in Bula town at past 11 a.m. Saturday, according to a report aired over Bombo Radyo. Camarines Sur provincial police director Col. Jonathan Ablang said in the report that Gersbach’s car came from Legazpi City in Albay and was heading to Naga City in Camarines Sur for a local beauty pageant when it figured in the accident.

The fatalities were brought to a funeral parlor in Barangay Anayan in Pili town after the accident, the report said. Gersbach competed in the Miss International pageant in China last November, where she secured a spot in the semi-finals. source: GMANews.TV

Aug 20, 2010

Awesome Beds at CSN Stores

When we moved to my mom’s place two years ago I told my kids that after cleaning the vacant rooms upstairs, they can have their own rooms and they agreed. But when it’s time for them to transfer they declined, since we don’t have any other companion in the house I agreed that they can stay with me. At least we can save on our monthly electricity bills. Then hubby suggested buying them a double deck bed, slowly they will learn to sleep on their own. They will use the double deck bed temporarily until we buy them their own beds and our own house. Hubby was really eager in buying our own house and lot soon.

Fortunately I saw a number of attractive bedroom furniture sets that will suit our soon to be home. Since we already have a queen size bed, I am more focused in searching kids' beds for my two boys. I trimmed down my choices in two:

I'm sure when my kids see these beds, they will be eager to have their own rooms with these fashionable beds that can be buy at CSN Stores, do visit their site and pick your choice.

Aug 19, 2010

Ronald Singson Post Bail at HK$1M

Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson has been allowed to post bail of HK$1 million (approximately P5.7 million) after being arrested at the Hong Kong International Airport last month for drug possession. A Hong Kong judge granted Thursday Singson's bail petition after his arrest for allegedly bringing cocaine to the former Crown Colony last July 11.

A report by ABS-CBN correspondent Henry Omaga Diaz said the HK$1 million will be paid as a surety bond by two Hong Kong businessmen who will take custody of Singson. He identified the 2 businessmen as a certain Annie Shie and Derrick Wong.

He said Ms. Shie was an acquaintance of Singson's father, former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson, who was present at the hearing on Thursday.

The court also ordered Singson to submit all his travel papers to ensure that he would not leave the territory until a final sentence is handed down.

Singson's arraignment has been reset to September 7. Singson's father, Luis, and rumored girlfriend, Lovi Poe, attended the hearing in Hong Kong Thursday morning.

Singson is facing drug trafficking charges in Hong Kong for carrying 6.7 grams of cocaine in his bag last July 11.

Earlier reports said Singson was carrying as much as 26.1 grams of cocaine and 2 tablets of Valium in his bag. Singson's father, however, said the amount was reduced after authorities "deducted the weight of the bottle containing the drugs."

Under Hong Kong law, Singson could be sentenced to 3-and-a-half years in jail if found guilty of drug possession. source:abs-cbn news


Getting Ready for CAT 2011 Entrance Examination

It’s been a while since I haven’t been updated about some major and competitive eligibility examinations that are held yearly. Some of these examinations are the base requirement for some prominent management institutions to choose the best among the best in terms of management skills and potentials. The Common Admission Test (CAT) captured my focus because it was recorded in the Economist Intelligence 2003 Survey, being tagged as the most rigid and difficult MBA assessment in the world, the reason why more applicants are getting ready to take this test. CAT is also for students who want to engage in post-level management degree from well-known IIM's. There are also websites helping aspirants to get higher average in this high-status entrance exam making it easier for them to prepare and mostly have great confidence in taking CAT 2011 Entrance Exam with flying colors.

Getting ready for this means you have to hold a Bachelor's Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in one of the universities and organizations accredited by the UGC or the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. There are learning centers offering reviews and study materials catering mostly the four segments of the exam: Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Problem Solving and Data Interpretation.



Today is August 19, here are some fun facts and notable events on this day.

Famous Birthdays
1871 Orville Wright
1883 Coco Chanel
1965 Kyra Sedgwick
1969 Matthew Perry

Notable Events
1841 The first bankruptcy laws are established

Fun Facts
1909 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway -- now home of the Indy 500 -- holds its first race
1929 The comedy Amos 'n' Andy makes its network radio debut on NBC
1934 The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held, in Dayton, Ohio

Have a great day!

Aug 18, 2010

Best Cheap Webhosting

Before planning to buy a new domain, I was really thinking a hundred times if I can maintain three blogs. I already have one blogspot and one domain which I purchased from GoDaddy last year. A friend suggested where I can buy a cheaper domain and also offer a webhosting. Frankly speaking I only intent to buy a new domain to monetize my blog where I can earn extra money to buy a new laptop and a DSLR camera and a lot more! Since I was busy with my eight hour work job, I was contented with my extra earnings but I can still accommodate more opportunities that I can accomplish during lunch break and at night before going to sleep. I opt to buy only on the best webhosting hub to complement my blog that is aiming for a higher page rank.

Most of the times I wish to have more opportunities like my mentor but I can only do that by buying more domains, establishing more blogs and the patience of updating it at least twice or thrice a week. I hope hubby will learn how to maintain a blog so he can help me in updating it and help me promote my sites by blog hopping. I missed visiting blogs on my blog roll and leave my precious comments on their posts but I promised that I will visit them again once I have my own laptop.


Aug 17, 2010

Michael Douglas has Tumor

Michael Douglas has a tumor in his throat and will undergo radiation and chemotherapy. The Academy Award-winning actor's treatment is scheduled to last eight weeks. The 65-year-old Douglas says he expects to make a full recovery. He told People magazine in a statement Monday he's "very optimistic." His publicist's assistant, Eli Barach, confirmed his condition to The Associated Press.

The actor is outside the United States, publicist Allen Burry said Monday, declining to give his location or where he would be treated.

Douglas and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, purchased a house on the island of Bermuda nearly a decade ago, and Zeta-Jones said they planned to raise their two children there.
Douglas won an Oscar for "Wall Street" and appears this fall in the sequel, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."


Aug 11, 2010

Jackie Evancho on America's Got Talent

Another ten year old kid wowed the audience in America's Got Talent, Jackie Evancho from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania gave a hair raising song on her audition. Do watch the video of this amazing girl.


Aug 9, 2010

Musical Play CATS

I always admire the voice of Leah Salonga, though she's not a "birit queen" her quality of voice was highly acclaimed around the world making her famous in Miss Saigon. I will always remember her in the song "I Am But a Small Voice". She's a very down to earth lady but I was puzzled why she was not invited to sing our National Anthem on Pacquiao's boxing matches. I heard good reviews of her in CATS, I want to watch the play but the tickets are very expensive. I just want to wish her luck and congratulations on their successful musical play.
FYI, Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. It introduced the song standard "Memory".

It is currently the 2nd longest-running show in Broadway history and the 4th longest-running show in musical theatre history.

The musical first opened in the West End in 1981 and then on Broadway in 1982. Each time directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Gillian Lynne, it won numerous awards, including both the Laurence Olivier Award and the Tony Award for Best Musical. The London production ran for twenty one years and the Broadway production ran for eighteen years, both setting long-run records. Actresses Elaine Paige and Betty Buckley became particularly associated with the musical. One actress, Marlene Danielle, performed in the Broadway production for its entire run (from 1982 until 2000).

Cats has been performed around the world many times and has been translated into more than 20 languages. In 1998 it was also made into a television video. source: wiki


Aug 8, 2010

Rainy Sunday

We just stayed home this whole weekend because of the scary winds and rain brought about by typhoon Ester. Yesterday I said that we're going to have champorado for our snack today, but Nikko requested for a an oatmeal. Oatmeal has many health benefits.

According to wiki:
Daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol, due to its soluble fiber content. After reports found that oats can help lower cholesterol, an "oat bran craze" swept the U.S. in the late 1980s, peaking in 1989. The food fad was short-lived and faded by the early 1990s. The popularity of oatmeal and other oat products again increased after the January 1997 decision by the Food and Drug Administration that food with a lot of oat bran or rolled oats can carry a label claiming it may reduce the risk of heart disease, when combined with a low-fat diet. This is because of the beta-glucan in the oats. Rolled oats have also long been a staple of many athletes' diets, especially weight trainers; given oatmeal's high content of complex carbohydrates and water-soluble fiber which encourages slow digestion and stabilizes blood-glucose levels. Oatmeal porridge also contains more B vitamins and calories than other kinds of porridges.

Aug 3, 2010

WIN Giveaways from Vegas!

One of the most famous, generous and helpful blogger, Dhemz is holding her 2nd Giveaway Contest. Though I was not lucky in joining contests, I will still blog her contest details...for the love of Dhemz.

The mechanics are simple:
1. Subscribe to these blogs: Dias Spot, Life's Perception, & Great Finds & Stuff
2. Follow these blogs: Dias Spot, Me & My Passion & Great Finds & Stuff
3. Add these blogs on your blog roll: Dias Spot, Me & My Passion & Great Finds & Stuff
4. Blog about the giveaway contest
5. Place the badge anywhere in your sidebar
6. And Add your link entry here.

A total of 10 participants will get the chance to win the giveaway contest (7 participants for LV giveaways and 3 participants for $25, $15, and $10).

There will be 2 separate drawings on August 30, 2010 (I just want to make sure all participants are on the list):
*a raffle draw for the Las Vegas giveaways
* cash prizes will be drawn through
Ten (10) lucky winners will be announced on September 1, 2010. Good luck everyone!

I will keep my fingers crossed that I will be picked as one of the lucky winners! Congratulations Dhemz!

Aug 2, 2010

Divorce Cakes

Kris Aquino already cleared the different issues about her yesterday on The Buzz. But she has not divulge yet the real reason why he broke up with James after their big fight last April 26 and I think she was advised not tell it in public probably to protect James too.

By looking at these cakes, I wonder which of these will Kris like......

Have a great week ahead!


Aug 1, 2010

Long Weekends

I was delighted to know that there are two upcoming Holidays this August, 23 for Ninoy Aquino Day and 30 for National Heroes Day, yahoo! Two consecutive long weekends, great! I hope I can take a rest, only IF my helper will not go on a holiday leave too. I wanted to bring the kids at Science Discovery Center or watch a 3D movie at SM IMAX, but maybe I have to surprise them because the rain might spoil their expectations if they heard about my plans.

You have to be one hour earlier before the screening time when purchasing tickets at SM IMAX to get a good seat. I was wondering who will buy Darrell K Royal - Memorial Stadium Tickets, tickets are readily available at A Cheap Seat and they will be more than willing to assist you by giving them a call at 1-708-535-8682. Someday soon I wish to buy the kids Ringling Brothers Circus Tickets because they are fond of circus and magic show. Purchasing tickets online is the best thing to do especially if you are looking for Kyle Field Tickets, you will receive ticket confirmation within 24 hours.


Chelsea Clinton officialy ties the knot

Chelsea Clinton has married her longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky, the Clinton family said, ending weeks of secretive build-up about the former first daughter's wedding.

"Today, we watched with great pride and overwhelming emotion as Chelsea and Marc wed in a beautiful ceremony at Astor Courts, surrounded by family and their close friends," ex-president Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement on Saturday evening.

"We could not have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate the beginning of their life together, and we are so happy to welcome Marc into our family."

The announcement concludes the intense speculation and anticipation about the elaborate nuptials, which were planned in utmost secrecy and held on a luxurious -- and heavily secured -- estate outside the town of Rhinebeck, in rural New York state.

The intrigue had reached fever pitch on Saturday, with celebrity-watchers roaming the small town for sightings of the affair's roughly 500 guests, who were reportedly to include Hollywood mogul Steven Spielberg, top designer Vera Wang, and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright.

"On behalf of the newlyweds, we want to give special thanks to the people of Rhinebeck for welcoming us and to everyone for their well-wishes on this special day," the Clintons said. source:, photo from