Thursday, July 31, 2008

Our Food Addiction! Want SOme?

My sister Tammy has this delicious habit of eating.hehehehhe. And, I am just so happy to join her in dining.

We use to eat in this chinese resto with our usual orders: siomai, steamed dumplings, siopao, and fresh fruit salad. So, I asked her to take some pics of our insanity,eerrr, vanity, or is it gluttony?!! Hahahahh

The Japanese siomai but I prefer the original version as the fish skin stinks!
Oh my siopao, my beloved siopao, I will trade my boss with you!
Tammy's ever favorite, she eats them at 2x a week. whew!
Our delight, fresh fruits topped with cream!Yum Yum!

My Ramp Boys

THis is the home-made escabeche of the lola for her makukulit na mga apos:

presenting Yuri and JP

Today,JP and Yuri went to join their Nutrition Month Culminating activity. My Nanay had to wake up early just to prepare their Escabecheng Isda as their share for lunch. Since I could not join them and watch the show, I asked my sister Tammy to take some shots.

They were also cute, well, coming from the mom, they are just SUPERB! hahhahhaha
The rest would have to argue because Yuri had to jump from one table to another, trying to get a taste of what they prepared. HHEHEHHE

So, I asked my sister, to bring them some ice cream just to treat them for their show. I must say, I am just quite proud. This is one of the moments, when I can say, I am happy that I am his mom.

Bravo naman diyan!!!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Me: Bitchy? Guilty!

You Are 56% Bitchy

Generally, you're an average woman, with average moods. But sometimes... well, watch out!

Sometimes, you let your mean side get the better of you. And you enjoy every minute of it.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Latest Movie Craze

One of my interests is to watch good movies especially stuffs of my favorites actors and with my loved ones. So whenever I have the budget and the time, I pull my closest friend or a loved one to join me.

I had this chance to watch Wanted of Angelina Jolie who acted as an assassin, and as always, I was fascinated by the twist and the moves.
It has run our cinemas here for over a month. Truly, Angelina Jolie is an action figure queen.

Also, I have been a fanatic of DMC stories, I followed every Comic character movie and the latest is Hancock, I watched it because Will Smith and Charlize Theron were there. I liked the funny side of it, a trademark of WIll Smith in the movies he is in, and the irony of most comic stories that saved society did not want at all to be saved. But I didnt like it that much as the couple-heroes didnt reconcile (rings a common bell to me!!!)

And my son and I watched this Journey to the Center to the Earth and Dark Knight. I must say we both enjoyed these.

Whatever the movie is we are watching, spending time with my loved ones would always be the greatest movie in my life. Agree??

Monday, July 28, 2008

IT Opportunities Are Huge. Are You Up for Them?

When I was asked in high school what college degree to pursue, I told my parents that I would become a teacher but my father did not approve as money is limited for teachers. So, I decided to take a course in Computer Science, a field of IT. I did well, graduated with honors, worked as a programmer and did TEACHING!!!!

So, I spent a decade of my time teaching IT to my students, convincing them that it is one of the most demanding careers of the time and in the coming years. Opportunities are great because you can be a programmer, system analyst, network administrator, database manager, technical specialist, teacher among others.

But IT is challenging as hardware and software technologies evolve very rapidly. So, to keep abreast with the trends, our schools and as a previous IT Head, I would send faculty and some students for trainings. We were quite exposed to the latest trends in operating systems, object-oriented programming, networking, high-end technologies for business, government and academic applications. We also highly regard certifications from international companies like CISCO that we require our faculty to join their qualifying exams and trainings.

Trainings in remote places like Mindanao are quite a privilege as speakers from afar are still to be convinced of the peace and order situation of the place. But, we usually grab the opportunity of available trainings in the locality especially if the certificates from these will be internationally recognized.

So, even if I moved to another school in a new city, I convinced my IT students to not stop learning, may it be through self-study or trainings given by other companies or establishments as IT is only for the best. They can only have that edge over other IT professionals if they have certificates to boost.

So, in CISCO, they can train you and provide intership to their partner companies. And these companies can provide an attractive position to CISCO-certified IT professionals. They provide trainings in IP Communications, Routing and Switching, Wireless/Mobility among other trainings they have. And what is so good with this is you can even learn through their Cisco Networking Academy which provides online courses, interactive tools, and lab activities to help individuals develop the skills needed to fill ICT positions in virtually every type of industry.

Now, that I am aging but still into IT industry, I know I have to equip myself with certifications so I can compete globally and teach more to my students. CISCO trainings are affordable in Philippine currency and so, it will just be a matter of time, that I too shall grab this opportunity for my future growth. I would want to gain a certificate for Cisco Information Security Specialist and I could only do that if I will enrol to their trainings. Most likely after my CISCO training, I can do teaching in IT abroad. Now, that will be a great delight! I want to also exercise my education as an IT professional. So, now that I am back to my programming and learning networking again, I want to certify these skills and I know, CISCO is there to help me.

So, to all IT - inclined and IT professionals, hold on to your skills but equip those well with internationally-known certificates as opportunities for us will never stop but instead vary some more.

Should you want to check their programs, click on the link below:
Cisco certification

Sponsored by Cisco

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pancit Palabok, ANyone?

Today, my siblings and Yuri, went for a morning jog. It has been verrrrrrrrrry long since my last jog that I gasped for early from a 500 meter run distance.hehehehhe.

We traversed the Gensan oval only 1/4 of the rounds I usually covered. whew!!!! We walked to our furniture store, hit some Suman and Pancit Palabok on the side. hahhahah.

This is our exercise, jog then eat. . . . . Just great to lose some fats. hahahhah.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Toothless Yuri!

My toothless Yuri!Cool Mommy!

Today, as I went home from school and joined my son Yuri in their fashion show practice in school, he showed his teeth with one tooth less.

I could only smile at him and grin a lot. He was looking for it on the sand so he could give it to his tooth fairy, too bad, he couldnt find it at all.

So, as he ramped with his partner, he kept on feeling his lost tooth and really had a funny way of talking.

My cute little boy, he is all grown up, but still a baby to me.

Friday, July 25, 2008

I got another tag from Purpledsky; and this time, I'm supposed to tell the blogosphere 7 facts about me; facts that I haven't mentioned anywhere in this blog. Whew!

Here are the rules:
A. List these rules on your blog.
B. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
C. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

Now, here are 7 things about me that I believe I haven't written in any of my blogposts yet.

1. I was all mean when I was a child that I often quarreled with boys.
2. I was too witty in terms of getting some bucks from my parents's pockets. (ssshhhhh!)
3. I had my first crush when I was Grade 1. (Yay! Kahiya. Early bloomer kasi ako.hehhehe)
4. I courted my crush when I was Grade 5. (Naku, mas nakakahiya!hahhhhahahha!)
5. I was all introvert in highschool till college, now I am all extrovert. (Bakit kaya? Separation must have done the trick. hmmnnn)
6. I love old romantic movies like in their 70's or 80's and cry with them.
7. Most of all, I love Korean funny romantic teleseryes. My favorites include Princess Hours, Coffee Prince (seen this 2x), Meteor Garden (seen this n times - waaaaaaaaaah), Full House (seen this several times,grabeh, cute ni Rain!) and many many more!

Now, I wanna know 7 more things about Tammy, Claire, Eds, enny, Gladys, Inkee, and Kayee

Too Early but Too Late !

I was excited yesterday as I received a paid invite from Social Spark that I could already write something about the opp I reserved weeks ago. So, I right away published my one-month old reserved post. But, I did not know, how I should do it. So, I asked Twerlyn. She was kind enough to give me the instructions. . . . but ooooooooooops, I couldnt find them. So, I asked Lyn again. As suspected, I was tooooooooo late to write about it as they gave their notice around 1 AM. It expired after 12 hours of waiting. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!

So, until the next invite then, I hope by then, I could be more on guard when it should expire but thanks any Social Spark.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Evil? Yes, Indeed!

You Are 40% Evil

A bit of evil lurks in your heart, but you hide it well.

In some ways, you are the most dangerous kind of evil.

Confident?Me ? Yah!

You're a Confident Chica

You're a total superstar - and you know it

Even if no one else does (in which case you'll remind them)

You hate to admit that you're wrong... even to yourself

Your life is great - and you've thankful for every great thing you have

Am I Scary?

You Are 31% Scary

You scare men off ocassionaly, but only very weak men.

You're a normal woman. You're not perfect, but you're pretty darn close.

School Requirements Are Up!!!!

Now that we are in the middle of the school semester, my requirements in work and in my schooling are taking their toll. I could only yell,waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!

My classmates and I decided to work late starting this week to finish the tasks and I have to work in between teaching to finish the grades of my students and blog hopping to visit friends.

WOW, pwede maging DARNA?!! or WONDERWOMAN kaya?! Good luck to me.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Am I Normal?

Your EQ is 173
Two possibilities - you've either out "Dr. Phil-ed" Dr. Phil... or you're a dirty liar.

Seriously though, your whole "Don't Worry, Be Happy" philosophy is really what defines emotional intelligence.
You're warm, open, and very optimistic. You know how to act appropriately, even if you don't feel like it.

You are a good communicator, and you have little difficulty with personal relationships - even when you're dealing with difficult people.
In general, you are successful, capable, together person. You get what you want out of life.

My Guy?

Your Life Revolves Around Yourself
There's no chance that you're going to let your guy control you.
You've got your own thing going on - and he's lucky to be a part of it.
And even though he might pressure you to consider his feelings a little more...
He's secretly into how independent you really are.

Fixing My Scroll List

I was all waiting for my blogger friends to help me with my blog layout,particularly fixing my blog link list as the links fill now my blog's space. So, my friend Mayang was very kind enough to put up her patience to help me with my blog. Hurray!!!! I finally made it. So, I am taking my time, rearranging the links, thanks again Mayang. My love and hugs to you.

What a hell of a week . . .

Since last week, I have been juggling among my work, business, schooling and blogging. I had to organize my sched so I could study for my masteral exam and prepare too my questionnaires for the prelims exams of my students. Boy, I was like a "Kuracha: ang babaeng, walang pahinga."

So, last Saturday, we had our masteral exam, a 50-item of True or False and 50 more items of Fill in the Blanks. Kaloka talaga!!!! I just wish my exam did well. . . umasa!!!!!hahahahahah

I had the rest of the week preparing for my lectures and taking government exams for the position I applied. Good thing, I passed from the two tests. HUURRAAY! Now, I only have to wait for their panel interview. . . I have the days tom. until Friday for checking of papers and exams. Whew, this is indeed a busy life. hahhahahha It is only a blessing, that I have my blog to make me stop and rest for awhile. . . Well, good luck to me!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Weather Wears Us Down

My family has been sick of colds for quite awhile and now I am down also with colds. My head is all pounding and with running nose and sore throat. huhuhu

Cant really concentrate well with work and stuffs, I just really want to lie down. . .

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Aching Song

I had heard this great song, "It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing" of Shaina Twain, from my friend, Ethel and I couldnt help but feel that ache for really losing a person you really loved, so, it must be a curse to continually hurt,knowing that you could not really turn back time. . .

Friday, July 11, 2008

My Midterm Exam Alert is UP!!!!

Tomorrow is my midterm exam in my masteral schooling. Boy, I have so many readings to do. Good thing, classes here in our school were shortened, thus, I had to consume the time dining and reviewing notes. I am not however done yet. . . It seems too difficult to memorize concepts when you are already aging. . . Is this really memory gap?

I seemed to do better studying in my younger days. . . Now, I could only spill them out. . . Oh my, I wish my classmates will let me copy their answers. hahahhahahah.

My class ends at 8 tonight, so I only have meager time to review and doze off. Well, good luck to me. I only pray my classmates will study harder. . . =)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Post Stop Here

I am hurdling among preparing my test questionnaires for my students' prelims exam, lectures and my masteral midterm exam. Geez, Great!!!!!

As I prepare my test papers, I get to chech my blog and write this post. . . Good thing, my friends still visit my blog. I have been wanting to buy my own domain. At least an angel named Scotty's Princess, is helping me out. . . Perhaps, in the second semester, my work load will be lighter. Then, I can focus on my business, teaching, schooling, blogging and shopping. hahahhahahha

Until then. . .

Monday, July 7, 2008

My Laptop is Up and I am busy. . .

My laptop's charger had arrived last Saturday and my sisters Tammy and Xeria, cant get enough of internet. I was however busy of preparing my lectures and studying for my masteral schooling. So, I can only visit my friends' blogs but not leave a personal post here in my blog. kaluoy pud! ehheheheheh

But, now that my laptop is functioning again, I hope to write more. . . and hear more from my blogger - friends. TC all of you guys, thanks for the visit. I will be with you right away.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Blog Stop,Post Stop

In between lab schedules of my students, I could check my blog and at least read my friends' greetings but I could not really find time to make my mind work on a personal post. Now, that I am just done with my assignment on my masteral, my brain seems to have a clearer view and urge to write, so I am taking this rest.

Geez, my last personal post was a week ago. My laptop isnt working yet as we await for my ebay purchased charger. I had to pay $25.00 for it while my kind friend George from New York had to pay the billing of $100.00. I have to pay his kindness enormously!!!! I could not work at home as I put my Yuri to bed at 9 pm and I am usually dead tired that I dont anymore read my tomorrow's lectures. I only pray my students wont notice my fatigue. I usually feign it with lots of big smiles and humor.

I could only peek for a sec on my blogger-friends' blog and let them know, I still remember them. So, until then . . . . until the next blog stop. . .

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I am . . .

Your Personality Is

Guardian (SJ)

You are sensible, down to earth, and goal oriented.

Bottom line, you are good at playing by the rules.

You tend to be dominant - and you are a natural leader.

You are interested in rules and order. Morals are important to you.

A hard worker, you give your all at whatever you do.

You're very serious, and people often tell you to lighten up.

In love, you tend to take things carefully and slowly.

At work, you are suited to almost any career - but you excel in leadership positions.

With others, you tend to be polite and formal.

As far as looks go, you are traditionally attractive. You take good care of yourself.

On weekends, you tend to like to do organized activities. In fact, you often organize them!