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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We Are An Open Book in Facebook

I saw these lines from the FB wall post of a friend. It reads:We are an open book in Facebook and other Social Media sites. We have few selected friends and acquaintances and allowed them to look into our private undertakings by accepting their friend request. Even though we aim for friendship, civil communication and promote good camaraderie, we must not forget that there are people who are uncivilized, behaves like an idiot and insensitive. As long as you are NOT that person, just go on with your dealings. If people give their compliments just say thank you but, let your eyes be the judge. You are responsible of the things you posted online. If someone insulted you, befriend them and don't fight back. Do not stoop down to their level. It is not worth it! Remember, "You can't please everybody" so, learn life that way. Have a good day ahead everyone.

Monday, January 30, 2012

You Should Hurry and Join the Pimp My Cube Contest

This post brought to you by Contest Factory. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you like your workplace? It's either you do like it or hate it that you wished to have it fixed, right? If you are feeling hopeless then, don't just sit there and ignore the reality. Join the Pimp My Cube Contest but, hurry because this contest is open up to January 31, 2012 at exactly 12:00 PM only. Watch this video:

Did you get the zest of this contest? If you think your workplace is the worst then, create a video and show how nasty it is. The ugliest place will definitely have the chance to win and Contest Factory will come and Pimp your workplace. Once you entered, you should invite your friends, family and co-workers to vote for it. When you register you will get points as well as from the votes, comments, and when you invite others to join the contest.

The grand prize winner will win $1200 in one of these packages: high end computer system, new desk-chair and decorations set,  and entertainment package. Not only that, a $200 gift card will be given at random drawing to a registered user. Do not waste your time! Visit the Website and join the contest now!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ashley Robles Rocks in the American Idol Audition at Sunny California

"This Pacific Ocean is ROCKIN!" says Randy Jackson. If you failed to watch the American Idol audition at Sunny California, here is what you missed! The moment I saw Ashley Robles, I know she is a Filipino.
The thread in you-tube confirmed that she is indeed a Fil-Am. I visited her Website but, I only saw her gigs and some events. Anyway, this is exciting because I have something to look forward to in every episodes. I know she will make it for the Finals! Ashley Robles is 26 years old, producer, song-writer, re-mixer, a DJ and a single mom with a cute 5 year old daughter. If you wanna know more about her, visit the Website at

Friday, January 20, 2012

Great Deals at Nomorerack

Do you love to shop online? I must admit that there are so many good deals available in the Web. The picture below is an example of unbelievable prices offered by an online store. This is truly an insanity deal! The prices for an Apple iPad2 is only $43 and an Apple iPhone 4S for $51.12 can truly make you insane, right? These low prices are up for grabs at nomorerack site.Do you want to see the other on sale products? All you have to do is visit the Website today and every day to see the daily deals. Their insanity deals are truly jaw-dropping! So, take a peek of the site and I am sure, you will be amazed of their low prices. Aside from the $2 shipping flat rate per item, this company cares about the customers and they just want to offer good deals! I read about nomorerack scam but, I have friends who are customers of this Website and they disputed that. Just visit the Website and check it out from nomorerack reviews. Go ahead and visit nomorerack now.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Work Time

Posted by Heriberto Fuentes :

Having wireless broadband internet has made my job so much easier, let me tell you what. I used to use my smart phone to try and contact people on the go (I’m a traveling salesperson) but that just didn't work because the screen wasn't big enough and it wasn't powerful enough to do what I needed. Now I can take my laptop with me in the car and catch up on email while I'm eating my lunch in a parking lot somewhere. It really made things much more streamlined for me because working out of your car is a lot harder than it sounds. I'm really excited for the day when I'm back in the office and I don't have to travel so much because I hate putting miles on my vehicle and I really miss being at home some nights. I even have to give my cat to a neighbor because I couldn't be home to take care of her reliably enough to keep her alive!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

One Month After "Sendong"

December 16, 2011 - Tropical Storm Washi or Bagyong Sendong , a name that we, people in Northern Mindanao will never forget. More than a thousand died of drowning and swept by the raging flood waters. More than a thousand are still missing and were mourned by family and friends. Thousands are displaced and so many dreams shattered after the few hours of flooding. (photo credit: Jed R. Luminarias) Lord, You invited all who are burdened to come to you. Allow Your healing Hand to heal the hearts of those who are in pain and mourning. Touch their souls with Your compassion and touch their hearts with Your courage and infinite Love.(photo credit: Jed R. Luminarias)Touch their minds with Your Wisdom, and may their mouths always proclaim Your praise. Teach them to reach out to You in all their needs.(photo credits: donjunior) Most loving Heart of Jesus, give them the good health in body and spirit so they may serve You with all their strength. Touch gently their life which you have created, now and forever. ( photo credits: donjunior) We ask you dear God for your loving Mercy and kindness towards the people who suffer as a result of the flooding. Lord, for those who lost their lives, and those who mourn them, we ask for your loving mercy. For those who were wounded, we ask for healing and help. For those reaching out to the wounded, give them the supernatural graces, and the practical and economic resources they need in their efforts.Lord, for those who are searching for the dead, assist them in their effort so that all who lost their lives in this tragedy can be buried with dignity. Father, may this natural disaster and true human tragedy become an invitation for your people to enter into the mission of reaching out to all of the poor.AMEN.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Avail the Prescription Savings at Walgreens

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

I do not understand why Express Scripts rejected the good intention of Walgreens. Express Scripts provide a wide range of services to its clients and that includes the negotiation of discounts from drugstores.   Walgreens wanted to hold rates for a new contract flat but, Express Scripts rejected the negotiations. In fact, they slashed Walgreens reimbursement rates below the industry's average cost.

Walgreens wanted to offer more savings for their customers who are covered by Express Scripts program but then again, all good intentions were rejected. Because of this rejection, my friend had to transfer her prescriptions to a new pharmacy with affordable price. The adjustment is a hassle and very inconvenient. She will have to pick up her prescriptions according to the office hours of the new pharmacy. Walgreens offer a 24-hour service with drive-thru pharmacies, other's do not have that. Check out the Walgreens and Express Script dispute in this link: Express Scripts.

For now, Walgreens offer a special discount on annual membership for Walgreens Prescription Savings Club and it will cover everyone in the family including pets. If you join today, you will receive discounted prices on your prescriptions. For more information about the good benefits, follow Walgreens on Twitter and like Walgreens on Facebook. Enjoy the good service and more savings at Walgreens. 

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Coupon Deals

I am lazy when it comes to using the coupon deals but, since I have these every day (news paper subscriber) I told myself that this year, I will start using them.Compared to the EXTREME "Couponers" I am a newbie in fact, this is my first trip to the grocery. I saved $4 with these items. I will be better on my next trip. I got this for FREE with original price $2.47.
I am aiming to use the coupons with $0 payments.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Amaya: The Finale

This week is the finale week for AMAYA. I wanted to know the latest news in the Philippines so; I subscribed GMA Pinoy TV and I have it for few months now. Compared to the other network, I like what I have in this channel because the programs are balanced. Back in the Philippines, I don't watch "tele-serye" programs. When I subscribed the GMA Pinoy Channel, I saw my husband hooked on watching "Sinner or Saints". I was amazed how he able to understand the story since it was in "Tagalog". Then, came AMAYA. I like it because it is a period drama, unique and interesting. Amaya is classified as Philippine historical fiction and Marian Rivera is the main character. I salute the director Mike Alejandre. The concept of Amaya story is set on the time period prior to the Spanish occupation in the Philippines. I am excited to know the ending of Amaya. I wonder what will happen to "Lamitan" and if "Amaya" will be killed.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sendong Survivor Story

I came across this story in Facebook and I thought of sharing it to all of you. I do not know them personally but, their struggle on the night of the flash flood speaks for the majority of the SENDONG SURVIVORS. I hope we will find strength and we will be inspired to trust God in times of a catastrophic event such as SENDONG. Keisha, I admire your faith and as I was reading your experience, you never faltered your trust to God. I was inspired by your courage. May all of us finds the Keisha in us. God bless us all.From Tina B.B:

"Just want to share the journal of my eldest daughter how she survived sendong typhoon."


It all started one night … December 16, all of us were joyful and extremely excited for what happened today and what will happen tomorrow. It was our last day of e...xams and on the next day it will be our Christmas party. Who would forget CHRISTMAS BREAK! They were wrapping gifts and as of me, I was busy planning my outfit. It wont be a party without an outfit right? Then on the middle of our joyous preparation, the lights went down. All were at fright but then in a while it came back and unseeingly mom was home. She prepared our so called ‘’Food-to-share’’. Then again the lights went off. Rain start pouring and we prayed it will come back. And yes it did. We were gathered in our sala and mom started telling us events that happened in her life and explaining to us the existence of heaven and hell. Well my little brother Ej didn’t understand the whole point of view so he fell asleep. And yes, they all did except for me. It was the end of a day for them and to me? It was not. I was busy texting with my friends then I was bored for quite some time. So I decided to watch the t.v. but there was no signal. It was all just BLANK. So I went to sleep. Got my bed, my pillow and who could forget my big yellow stuffed Pooh Bear.Then … I woke up by my mom’s voice. I checked my phone and it was 12:28 or something. I went down to the kitchen and GOSH my feet were wet! And I saw the water rising, raining was stomping and my mom waking up my siblings. Then I knew our life is at risk. My siblings woke up and still at shock. Then they started crying and panicking. I was there near the altar and a grab hold of St. Joseph and my phone. My dad went out, we all did. But we realized the water was too high and it’s rising fast. My mom was carrying Ej and they slipped! My tears start to fall because I realized we are in GREAT danger and the news we see on television? It was coming real to us and this isn’t a dream. My dad got Ej and John and he let them float in our couch. Obviously we can’t go out that way. We are freezing and yes the water was above our chest. HOW CAN WE SURVIVE?! Our life’s risk was at God.My mom went to the c.r and miraculously found a wood and bang! We heard the manhole open. We went there for it’s the only way to survive. And on our way, the big Mama Mary statue fell and we heard almost everything fell on water. We had nothing else to do but hope and pray. We were a family that night. We were nothing but soldiers fighting an enormous battle. Dad was our ladder to the manhole and my mom was the one who grabs us. What was the first thing in my mind? CAN WE EVEN MAKE IT?! Then first was Ej, John, Dessa and then I came next. I first hugged my dad and suddenly I was up on our dark, spooky attic. I was walking so that I could be close to my little brother holding St. Joseph. And in a second I was clinging to a wood on one hand and thinking if I can’t pull myself up I would drown. And I felt God, I remembered my Goal and so I did pull myself up and thank God I’m still alive. By that time on I was stronger. Then it was quiet. We were only hearing the sound of the water, the drops of the rain, and the sound of our breathing. My dad held us the statue of the Sacred Heart, its frame and some blankets to keep us warm. Then we prayed so hard that we only offer our life’s stake to His hands and will … Ate Mai, Ate Tin and I were texting our colleagues asking for help but no one replied. So we continued praying but then. The rain was pouring hard again and the water was rising. My mom asked dad to climb up but dad said he was too big to climb up. But mom insisted that she needs help in order for us to be on our rooftop. Then mom used the same wood to destroy our roof but it was too hard for a lady to do a job. And my dad realized how fatal the situation was. So he was up on his feet and quite some time we can climb on the roof. My siblings are crying then. But I didn’t because they needed me. So I led in praying again. My heart was beating and we were all freezing. Then it was time for us to go up the roof. Mom was first then Ej and Dessa. Honestly I was weak and I was scared that I don’t want to go up. But my dad pulled me and said that he’ll be there. So I went but then I slipped! I was weak but I can’t let myself fall to the water. So I crawled to mom and yes I was safe on the roof. We were up and john was up too. We were shivering because of the cold wind. I was about to lose my hope. Then I felt something in my pocket. It was my crystal Jesus and I gave it to mom and we started praying because I knew God is with me. My dad is saying sorry to my mom and as for me I was saying sorry too. It’s been quite some time that I wasn’t good.That moment was about faith, forgiveness, hope and pity. Pity because our neighbors are screaming for help and my tears fall because I know I can’t do anything. Then I remembered the people I interviewed in cala-cala. A place where there was a 80% chance that some of them might be dead. I was crying. I was in shock. I can’t do anything to help them but to pray. I thought of the little ones, the pregnant women, the hardworking men and the aged. I was lucky I was breathing to some of them; it’s the end of their life’s journey. After our prayer, the rain stopped and the water was slowly going down. It was dawn and the sky was starting to light up. We were back at the attic again and I got a text from my tita ella saying that they were at the same situation. We had nothing else to do but wait. Wait for a sign. Then I start giggling for some reason. December 17, the sun rose and the water subsided. My mom, my dad, ate Mai and ate Tin went down and started cleaning the place. But we were left in the attic. We had cookies and milk for breakfast. And miraculously our ref didn’t stumble upside down so it only means that our stack of food is still there. I thank God again. But the sad part remains. I was thinking of the things my parents worked hard for. The clothes and the rooms. The memories. Could this mean that we are leaving the house? Is this another beginning? I was depressed knowing those kinds of stuff. Then I saw the neighborhood. All were muddy and faces were at shock. There was crying and panicking. Then I heard that there were three people on our backyard fences and they were dead. The Saddest part was their love ones could be searching for them and they are missing for hours. For a moment I reflected. Our house was just messy but others they lost it. Our things wrecked to others it’s gone. Our clothes muddy to others it was gone too. To us it’s a new beginning to some it’s the end. We are blessed I can say, for we didn’t lost anyone because some are suffering for their dead worst is some are missing. Then I heard my dad saying that maybe anytime we would be off to lumbia so that we could rest. So it gave us a grin. We are hoping and waiting but then I knew it was hard to cross the thick mud in the road. So we went down and I was the first. Tears came down to my cheeks. The house was a total damaged and it was messy as I can imagine. But I stopped crying and went outside to see the dead and I did. I can’t take it so I went to see my room. When I was there, my eyes had bags of tears. My bed upside down, my books wet, my clothes full of mud and the floor was unexplainable. I was there in my room looking back at the memories I had in my room. I started crying again. Then I remembered my pooh because maybe it would make me feel better. So I wipe the tears off and went to mom’s room. Suddenly I saw the dresser, the bed and the cr totally dented beyond my imagination. Then I looked for my pooh. Earlier I said maybe if I see it, it would make me feel better. But it made me feel worse. It was wet and dirty. i started crying. I knew I can’t have it the next day because its too hard for it to be clean again. So I gave a hug and it was a goodbye and thanking it for the 14 years it was with me. It was time to go so we got dad’s big shirts and went outside to wait for the car to arrive. Yet the feeling outside was unbearable. There was a mountain of dirt that covered chow-chow (our car) and the pick-up car. And dobber (our dog)? We know he is dead inside his cage. A tragedy right? Then we were given food and water and the car arrived. Lucky I saved my purple bag and a charger. We passed the streets, homes and people. It was agonizing to see what result the flood gave. Every life was turned upside down. On our way we saw mommy 2’s car with auntie jane and tita chie. We transferred there and went off to lumbia. Yet the worst wasn’t seen yet. We passed the rotonda and we saw houses out of place. And the people? They were on the streets weeping. We passed the bridge and it was a terrible feeling seeing the house near the river washed away. We were in relief to be alive. We were soldiers in the night fighting a horrible battle. We were fighting to live. We were fighting for life. It was a battle our family will never forget. A battle where in our faith was tested and so was our trust. A battle that were beaten just by a matter of prayer. But that on we knew our greatest weapon is GOD. We had our second life and now it’s time to renew our ways. We confess and we will be forgiven. We pray and we were never alone. Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given; Seek and you will find; Knock and the door will be opened for you.” At present we are leaving at our grandmother. We are safe. Yet our minds and hearts are still weeping. Not only to our lose but to others who had worst. In this battle, faith was our sword and prayer was our shield. Together we are alive and now we dominated our battle. God was our master and he owns us. We knew we had a mission that’s why we still live. To do our mission we need to do it His way. The night of our battle is over and we were victorious but the battle to life is yet to begin. As a family we stand together towards this chapter and with God in us every battle is not that hard to tear us apart. The battle has ended we go in peace to love and serve our Master. Yours truly, Keisha ♥ ...

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Read: December 16, 2011 is a Tragic Day to Remember

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Blessed New Year for 2012

Today, is the start of a new day for 2012. Celebrating the new year is different this year. Though I am thankful and grateful to God that my family and relatives were spared from the devastating flash flood in the Philippines (Storm Washi/Bagyong Sendong), my thoughts are for my friends who suffered tremendously. It's been two weeks and I know, it is hard for them to move on knowing they lost everything. Worst was losing the members of the family and there is no closure because they are missing. How do you console a friend who lost three loveones? It is hard to be jolly when I know some of my friends are bleeding in anguish for the loss of their daugters, sons, grandchildren, husband, niece, nephew, uncles with family, parents and relatives. The truth is painful to understand but, I know that in God's time, their hearts will find peace and understanding. May God give us the strength to hurdle the trials in 2012. Have a blessed New Year everyone.

I planted a little rosebush and tended it with care.
It's buds began to blossom, it's sweet fragrance filled the air.
But when winter came it withered, the petals drooped and fell to the ground.
My heart sank as it faded, but I'd forgotten who had made it

And he said, Roses will bloom again.
Just wait and see
Don't mourn what might have been
Only God knows how and when
But, roses will bloom again.

Louis was his only sweetheart
A loving wife for forty years
They cherished every day they had
And held the memories dear
He never dreamed he'd have to bury her
And go home to live alone
When he layed his love to rest
He looked to heaven and tried his best.

To believe that roses will bloom again
Just wait and see
Dont mourn what might have been
Only God knows how and when
But, roses will bloom again.

The precious rose of sharon
Broken and bruised in cruel shame
Stained the cross of calvary
So that men might be saved.
Satan cheered as he died
While Mary and the others cried
And God raised him up from deaths scene
And kept a promise only he could keep.

Roses will bloom again, just wait and see
Don't mourn what might have been
Only God knows how and when
But, roses will bloom again.


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