Thursday, May 3, 2012


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Some 5-6 years ago, somebody who works at a hospital said some things about me to people who don't even know me. She told them my full name and the school where I belong to.  I know her, I see her in parties but we're not close.

I do not know what her agenda was but she maligned me. Maybe I was just lucky to be friends with one of  her colleagues who reported the said incident to me.  It was almost 6 years ago, but the pain is still there because I was never able to retaliate.

I can say a lot of things now that the table has been turned on my favor. But I won't.

This post goes to show that karma is still there. And to never ever judge a person and blabber your mouth about your negative opinions to others because I definitely want to see you cringe when you'll follow the same fate.

Let me now sit and enjoy the view.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Music to My Ears

Do you know Susan Salindor? She's a teacher/musician/singer who sang the beautiful song entitled I've Got Peace in My Fingers.

I was browsing on new songs to teach my pupils for our Moving Up Day and I chanced up on this very beautiful song of Susan Salindor. It's refreshing, catchy and gives a very nice message. I like it very much and made it my mobile ringtone. When I made my pupils listen to it, they easily memorized the lyrics and its tune. It was a hit! We're practicing singing the song everyday and when everything's all polished, I will upload their video for Ms. Salindor to see since I know she loves seeing and listening to kids singing her songs.

I've been using a mini music box whenever we practice singing or dancing in the classroom and I have been listening to music using a hard drive. I am very dependent on my flash drive that I got almost crazy when the song wouldn't play on our music box. Thank God I found a ringtone maker online so I was able to transfer Susan Salindor's song to my phone and practiced with my pupils using my phone and a portable speaker. Cellular phones are indeed smart and handy!

Finally Printed!

Happy Month of Hearts! It's been so long huh? Just like blogging, I have been procrastinating about the digital photos of our family that I cannot find time to print our photos. I am an Artscow loyalist so I only make and create my prints, photobooks and other trinkets from there.

Last month, I have finally made a photobook and checked out the cart of my son's 7th birthday party last September 2010! Yay! Progress at last! I have learned that I don't have to create a scrapbook page out of every photo so I just compiled the enhance photos, uploaded them on artscow, and started creating my photobook. Voila!

Come check out Artscow's discount coupons where you can save up to 80%!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again and there are a lot of things that I am thankful for. The month of December has been a month to reflect and hope. Things like, “what have I done wrong?” or “should I do this again next year?” usually comes up and no matter what we decide on, it is equally important for us to face it and stand by our decision.

This year has not been good to me financially even though I still get to travel abroad. However, I met my very good college friends, became a school coordinator for something that I have passion for, and I am now able to say “no” to people who are potential heartbreakers. That alone is an accomplishment.

I still have trouble organizing things in school but luckily, I now have a teacher aide who helps me. My laptop’s always a mess so I had to reformat it just so I can have it refreshed – that’s how much cluttered it was. But along with my laptop’s reformatting, I lost the applications that help me do my job easier. So now I have been thinking of getting the slidedeck jquery slider for my presentations in school especially now that graduation is near so I had to make a slideshow of the kids’ activities for the parents to watch. It also has a wordpress plugin for your blog’s slideshow needs, not to mention the ease of its use. There will be no broken script or code where you rat your brains out as to “where have I gone wrong?” as it integrates neatly to wordpress and is so easy to use.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

That Damn Pacifier

I chanced upon this video and I was quite irritated with the parents of this child. Watch this video of a child named Ava saying goodbye to her pacifier, crying her heart out and totally heartbroken.

Come to think of it, none of my kids ever had pacifiers and they survived. I don't see the reason why pacifiers are made, seriously. And for the sake of discussion, if my kids have had pacifiers, I will not tell them stupid things like paci-heaven because there is no such thing as paci-heaven. If I want my child to give up the pacifier, I will tell him/her that he's/she's growing up so she doesn't need the pacifier anymore. Maybe I could tease her a little that he/she is a big boy/girl and he/she still uses the pacifier.

When my kids were almost 2 years old, I told them to stop drinking milk from the bottle and start to drink milk from the glass. I tried different approaches and when one worked with the other twin, I tried on another approach to the other. Letting go is never easy to adults, what more to the kids? When my child said that she's ready to give up her milk bottle, I told her to throw the bottle in the garbage can herself and when she did, she realized that there will be no turning back.

I am not an all-knowing type of parent and I try not to be, but I feel that the kids deserve more than this BS, they deserve to know the truth. And by knowing the truth, they will be more knowledgeable about reality and facts. Eventually, they will learn that the paci heaven story is all BS and the parents will save money from buying that balloon. And for what it's worth, labeling that video in the comedy section is stupid.

Or maybe it's just me, but that's  the way I see it.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Girl Time :)

My daughter and I are leaving for 5 days to go to a friend's wedding where Caitlin will be a flower girl. We'll be heading for Davao tomorrow and then take the adventure from there. Little girl is so excited she basically up and giddy! Wish us a safe travel to wherever we go!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Easy Scam

There have been numerous victims of internet related scams and if you don't know how to scrutinize each scam, you will be left dumbfounded and always at the losing end. Scams are everywhere so we just have to be wary and cautious when something or someone is making you an offer that sounds too good to be true.

I am a member of this site called EasyOutsource which caters to Filipinos who are seeking employers from the US and other parts of the world. Most of the work are home based like data entry, SEO marketing, virtual assistant, among others. Fortunately, there were people who are interested to get my services and I am happy to be working for them. After all, income is income.

However, there was a ludicrous offer from a man named Benson Edward who sent me this letter.

Dear Au pair/Teacher
I wish to Start this way, I am a American family currently transferred to
United Kingdom on a 2years contract as an Engineer working with
British Liquidified Natural Gas(BLNG).
However i have 3 kids with the age bracket of 7, 5, 1. I have two boys and a girl., I am looking for an aupair/Teacher or Nanny from Any Country that can speak English and is willingto stay with us for a minimum of 1year and maximum of 2years.
I am a Professional/Expatriate that is why i need a Au pair/Teacher for my
kid daughter, My kid is fairly easy going and relaxed, she would enjoy
someone with lots of energy and enthusiasm and most importantly God fearing aupair.
Having English as a first language is not all that required and in fact, we
would entertain you speaking to her in English.
I only seek an Au pair/Teacher or Nanny for basic child care and light
housework. If you accept to take a position with us, you would be paid
1200pounds monthly with a weekly 200pounds pocket money.
Hence we are doing anything that would motivate the intending Nanny to put
in his/her best in taking care of our child.
You shall have a private accommodation bedroom attach with a private
bathroom. A Fixed land phone and an Internet ready computer. Do well to send
me your references Picture or resume, and i would get in touch with you
after looking into it.
Should the outcome be positive, i would send you employment Letter. I shall
discuss travel arrangements in due course of which I would be of generous
assistance to you.
You can reach me on this email addresses: benson.edwardfamily@yahoo.comI sincerely look forward to hearing from you.
Best Wishes,

Had I been a nincompoop, I would have replied and sent my resume as fast as I could but since the offer sounded hideous, all I had to do was google and look what I have found out. So I felt safe in knowing that the person is a sham but I thought about the others who might be victimized so I sent a letter to the EasyOutsource administrator to report about the person. So far, I have not received a reply yet. I believe that  it is my obligation to report scams to the administrators so that the others who are honest and serious in finding a job would be warned. It is just a sad reality that there are heartless people who take advantage of the other people's weakness.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Nostalgic Sunday

I was browsing through my mails and discovered a 4 year old conversation with someone and reading through the convo, I can't help but feel sorry for the guy. I was filled with so much angst in the past and after reading the messages, I realized that God has indeed better plans for me that's why He had let those things happen.

Part of the conversation included me sharing this video to him. 

Ironically, I had a dream last night that I am once again pregnant. I could not remember the guy in my dream but I remember myself telling him, "I knew this would happen, I dreamed about this." Funny thing is that the next scene in my dream was a wedding. 

I have always been fond of dream interpretations so don't blame me if I always go to Dream Moods Dictionary for my daily fix. Okay, maybe not daily, but I go to the site when I am confused with a certain dream that I had. And according to Dream Moods Dictionary:

To dream that you are pregnant, symbolizes an aspect of yourself or some aspect of your personal life that is growing and developing. You may not be ready to talk about it or act on it. Being pregnant in your dream may also represent the birth of a new idea, direction, project or goal. Alternatively, if you are trying to get pregnant, then the dream may be a wish fulfillment. If you are not trying to get pregnant, but dream that you are, then it symbolizes fear of new responsibilities. 

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