March 22, 2009

Looking for a Great Car Deal Online

We seldom talk online via Skype because I am very busy with my call center work.

That's why I am glad to talk to my dad right now via Skype. He wants me to see some of the car makes he wanted to buy as soon as he arrives.

He saw some ads of Honda Accord while my fiance and I are looking for Nissan Exalta STA. My dad showed me only a number of links because the rest are not updated anymore. Maybe those cars were already sold, anyway...

He just reminded me to get a driver's license because that was one of my overdue commitments to him. He just wanted to make sure that I can drive that car as soon as possible. Also, I guess part of the reason that I wanted to have another one is that I just cannot drive our Space Gear. I find it hard to drive the car because of the gear being located in a different place than where you would normally find it.

March 15, 2009

Chef Daughter's Early Biking Memories

Do you know how to run a bike?

When I saw this picture it made me remember how I learned to run a bike. Unlike in this picture, I learned to run a bike on the streets near the apartment that my parents rented in Cainta.

My parents bought me a kiddie bike like this one. Since my dad is always out of the country to work, I am always left with my mom, who's also out most of the time then because she works then on a beauty parlor. Anyway, I have a cousin who eventually turned out to be my nanny. She would always be there, in a distance while watching me learn how to bike, oftentimes I remembered she would shout and immediately run to me, maybe she's afraid that I'll get bruises. You know how good nannies work right? They are just as protective as your parents.

How about you? Do you know how to run a bike? What are your early memories of it?

Photo credit: ido_cga

Debut Pictures to Follow

This is going to be a short post for today.

I was supposed to let you peek at the pictures that I got from the debut party that we attended yesterday night. But there were some email inquiries that I have to answer as soon as possible.

After this post, I will have to go back and attend to those things. I promise to come up with a post of those pictures probably next week.

March 14, 2009

Violet Motif for a Debut Party

What are the usual motif used in debut parties?

I usually see pink, blue, red and yellow. Sometimes, lime green.

How about violet?

Later tonight I will see a violet motif debut party and I am excited to see how violet will create a new look for Gette, the debutant.

It was stated in the photo invite that guests are requested to refrain in wearing anything violet. When my mom asked me about it, I just told her that the purpose of the reminder is to make the debutant a stand out in the party later.

After that my mom breezed through some of her clothes and checked what she's going to wear. Good thing she doesn't have anything 'violet' to wear at the party tonight haha. :)

Mom's New Hair Do!

My mom rarely gets to style her hair.

Why? That's because she wanted to always sport a clean and simple look. So she only calls on her favorite friend / hairdresser once in a while.

Just like today. She needed Tita Linda's service because we will go to a debut party later. I'm so excited because I'll get to have my free hair blow dry service courtesy of my mom.

I'll have to charge the batteries of my digicam first and will share with you the photo invite that we received days ago. :)

March 11, 2009

Joining Blog Contests

Have you joined any blog contests before?

A lot of bloggers say that if you want to earn some prizes online, you might as well join blog contests. One good thing about blog contests is that they offer interesting prizes.

Some bloggers offer cash and they prefer to transfer the amount won on the winners Paypal account. So if you don't have one, make sure to register for an account and verify it using your bank cards or Unionbank EON card.

Other prizes offer books, shirts, free domain for a year, even cereals in a box. See how interesting those prizes are?

But one popular prize for bloggers are the Entrecard credits. In the Entrecard community, you can use these credits to promote your blogs and increase traffic.

But here's the thing. Before you will have the chance to win those prizes, you must be willing to follow some instructions to enter their contest. You will have to either subscribe, leave a comment, copy all the sponsors links or fave their blogs in technorati among others. Easy right?

So if you want to experience how fun it is to join blog contests, find one and see if you can enter to qualify. You can also share your experience if you've already joined one. :)

March 9, 2009

Efren Penaflorida is Our Modern Day Hero

You don't need to be a celebrity or a philanthropist to help other people.

That's what Efren Penaflorida did to the youth in Cavite. For almost 12 years, he and his other teen companions frequent the streets and other slum areas to teach basic writing and reading to the youth.

Aside from a heart and willingness to help, they have an armored push cart that never fails to carry books and school supplies to aid their teaching and facilitation to the kids.

I only knew how some fellow Filipinos regard him and his teams work, locally. So I was surprised to see on TV that he was interviewed by Larry King because he was nominated to be a CNN hero.

Being a fellow Filipino who believes on his talent, I am proud to say that he deserves to be recognized for his efforts. So if you have some time to spend online, please checkout the CNN article about him and his group. I'm sure this is worth your time.

And if you have some more minutes left, please drop a comment or post about him and his Dynamic Teen Company. A little post can extend pride and support to the people who always in the look for kids' literacy amidst poverty.

March 8, 2009

Oh Strawberries!

I often just see strawberries in jams, ice creams and wines. Here in the Philippines we have the strawberry-flavored local wine and since I do not consume much alcoholic drinks anymore, I just want to taste the real fruit instead.

I remembered the time when my parents got themselves a free time before. They went to Baguio city and went to a strawberry farm. I envy their experience as they get to pick (harvest) strawberries from the farm. Hence, we got that fresh treat from them.

If you happen to have some strawberry inspired or flavored products please let me know. If you can share a picture or two, please do share it here in the comments section. You know what? I'm dreaming to have a line of strawberry inspired and or flavored products for sale aside from the conventional ones. I would love to buy a strawberry soap, strawberry essential oil, strawberry lotion and strawberry candies.

Image credit: and away