Thursday, October 1, 2009

Funny kids!

Can't upload videos here. Please follow link to my facebook account.
This is taken at home. See how my granddaughter, Ellen Abigail, does "wang-wang" and "strong" funny faces. She also loves imitating adults while praising Jesus by raising her hand and trying to sing. She is still a year old.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A new me?

Hi! I'm still here. It's just that, there is a very crucial moment in my life that I have to take a day at a time. It is a complete turnaround actually. I hate to hurt the feelings of some people, but at present, I am loving every moment of it. I have found myself with God.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Applying on-line jobs

I am now giving serious time applying for on-line jobs through oDesk. I have read a blog from a likewise oDesk provider and a successful one, that applying ahead of the line is an advantage. I search from administrative support jobs every 2-3 minutes. And if I qualify one, I submit a cover letter or proposal instantly. Surely, for the first time, I made it to the first 5 applicants.

I am praying and hoping that a buyer would choose me and consider my capability. But, as of the moment, none yet. I keep on crossing my fingers though and praying that someday soon, I could be able to use the installed oDesk Share in my desktop.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Disabled Google AdSense

I just received today the reply from the Google AdSense Team to my appeal to reinstate my disabled account. Unfortunately, they cannot reinstate it because "my account poses a significant risk to advertisers." It is not a whoopee amount, actually; but as a newbie in blogging and not a certified writer, it makes me happy seeing my little earnings.

It doesn't matter though. Maybe Google should give extra consideration to non-tech bloggers. We are still prone to commit errors especially when we just take pleasure in clicking here and clicking there. I'm still on the learning stage and this is one aspect where I should get new ideas, and eventually make myself an entrepreneurial blogger.

The important lesson there is - to continue reading more tips and learn more skills.

Monday, June 29, 2009

More views of Pablo's designs



Inspirational message for the teens

No matter how we, mothers, want our child to be independent and responsible for their own initiatives; sometimes, we cannot help but be willing (always) to lend a hand. My precious sought my help to look for a biblical passage as he is assigned to share this in the class. He is now 17 and an only child. He is not always by my side or in the safety of our home. Most of the time, he is out in the company of friends, exposed to many happenings and encounter different personalities. I would want him to be extra careful in dealing with people. Thus, I find this passage appropriate and worthy to be shared with his fellow teenagers.

2 Timothy 2:22-26 - "Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who as taken them captive to do his will."

If we just obey God's words, this world will be a safe place for our children. No killings, no street protests, no strikes, no gang wars, no Bloods, no Crips, no what-nots....

Peace, bro!

Creations of Pablo Cabahug




Sooo proud of you, bb boy!

Here are some comments -

Pablo Cabahug's structured designs emanated edginess and sexiness.

Successfully mixing femininity with impeccable tailoring, Pablo Cabahug’s collection felt powerful and sexy. His body-conscious dresses with sharp shoulders are must-haves for modern women.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tomorrow will come...

My mind just went poooff! I like to write on something from my heart. But it seems I need to be with myself and to be alone. Tomorrow seems to be the right time...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Busy me!

I have nothing to blog yet.  I am still engrossed applying jobs on line.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

On-line job

I am now reviving my account with Odesk. I feel I have to pursue my web career for extra income and possibly my full time job. Earlier, I was considering web jobs as soon to be my source of income once I retire. But, I was thinking, probably I shouldnt wait till I reach my senior years to do this. Hence, now I am bent to explore and explore.

Try this, friends.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Namaste!



I do some yoga poses almost everyday for five years now. Doing my yoga routine keeps me strength and stamina. It keeps me out of stress, too. Aside from health benefits, doing yoga regularly tones my muscles.

I first enrolled in a yoga class for a month. I familiarized the breathing technic, basic poses and the sun salutation. Then, I've been doing it on my own. Learning new poses is easy as long as you dont overdo it. If you feel a pose might injure you, never try it. I only do the poses that I feel would benefit me. I have a 45-minute routine; am not familiar with the names, though.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My sad experience with Du Ek Sam

Such a bad day for me....

This morning was the hearing of my complaint filed with DTI against Du Ek Sam. Last May 19, 2009 we bought, through financing, Honda Wave 100R (2nd hand, reconditioned) from DES. It was perfect for my son and still looked new with changed punky exhaust pipe. We were told that the only thing needed to be replaced was the battery (cannot use the electronic start yet, only the kick start). We bragged that it was heaven sent and that it was meant to be ours because the timing was in our favor. There wasnt a brand new unit that time; thus we decided to get the reconditioned one. We were just elated!

However, after barely 8 days of use, the motorcyle bugged down. It will no longer start! So we went back to DES on May 27th. According to the mechanic, the stator coil has worn out. We requested then to the management to return the reconditioned unit and get a brand new same model instead. That time then, they already had supply of brand new Wave 100R's. I was told by the lady employee that I have to add P500.00 to my down payment. I said, no problem; I already had the money in my pocket. Apparently, the top management, has another decision. Of the P4k I gave as down payment, I can only get back half of it; the P2k as payment for processing my papers with the Register of Deeds. But, according (again) to the lady employee, my papers are still with the lawyer for notarization then. Thus, what was his justification for keeping my P2k?

Anyway, to make the long story short, DES management will NOT return my P2k. He said it wasnt even enough to settle the expenses they incurred... (now in addition to the Register of Deeds processing), including registration of the motorcycle, the "effort" incidental to processing my papers.. blah blah blah. Ha? I didnt hear that before? They cannot return my P2k because of company policy...forfeiting return of down payment... (that only the management knows?... the employees are not aware of?

Didnt they know about the Consumer Act or Articles 1561 and 1562 of the New Civil Code? There was a hidden defect! A worned out stator coil can be detected by a mechanic! How could we worn it out; after just barely 8 days of using the reconditioned motorcycle? It is supposed to be their responsibility to check the motorcycle and put it back to good condition. I should be paid back the total P4k I gave as down payment.

Yes, it is just P2k, why should I resort to filling a complaint?.. or perhaps (I still have to think a million times if I should) file a civil case against DES? I would want to see their company policy in print form. I hate entrepreneurs who just demand from consumers that "sorry, it is our company policy," that not even the front employees are aware of.

My son was really disappointed.... and so am I.

We have to save for another down payment... but this time, it has to be brand new and no longer from Du Ek Sam.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

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Friday, May 22, 2009

"Halo-halo", anyone?

Both my son and I love "halo-halo". So far, here in Dumaguete City, we have tasted "halo-halo" from three famous resto here - Chowking, Sta. Theresa and McNeloy's. If you are a DumagueteƱo, share to us where the BEST "halo-halo" is served.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Being a Filipino mother . . . .

The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands found in Southeast Asia. With diverse ethnic groups, our country has 154 dialects (Source: Diksyunaryo ng Wikang Filipino, Sentinyal Edisyon, 1998). The translation of the word mother in the eight major dialects are similar (sourced from www.bansa.org/dictionaries).


Tagalog - ina, nanay, nay, ema, ermat

Cebuano – mama, maninay, nanay, nay, inahan

Ilocano – mari, ina, nanang

Hiligaynon – iloy, nanay

Bicolano - nanay, ina

Waray-Waray – iroy, iruy, nanay

Pampangan – inda, indu, ma, ima, inang

Pangasinan – ina, nanay


However it may sound, they all mean the same to us Filipinos. I have been searching and compiling articles from the web some basic characteristics of a Filipino mother in modern times. Here are some items that I found from http://www.filipinasoul.com//what-is-a-modern-filipina-mom:


1. A Filipino mother is hard-earner. She finds ways to earn more in order to provide her family well. Most Filipino mothers have some “side-lines”, mini-business or part-time jobs; and for those who do not have full-time jobs, are into multi-jobs at one time. I, myself, am applying for a part-time position in a call center and as a blogger mom, as well. But my purpose for the latter is not financial (although, I will never refuse if such opportunity comes); but for personal growth. At a very young age of 3, my son had witnessed his mother (me!) as the family breadwinner. My husband had no full-time job then, so he takes care of our son. So when he already had a job, he explained to our son that an aunt will take over because he already has work. My son innocently replied. “Why do you have to work? You are not a woman.” He thought that only the woman who goes to work in an office and the man stays at home to watch the kids. Well, the world through the eyes of the children, so they say.


2. A Filipino mother has high respect for herself. A Filipino woman, in general, values her being – attributes, accomplishments and position in the society. As a mother, she finds ways to improve, personally and professionally. She tends to undo her mistakes and outdo her inadequacies. I am neither a writer (not even a good English conversant!) nor an IT backgrounder (Bachelor in Business), but I tried to put myself into the net, just so I can learn the IT world and improve my communication skills. Speak out your mind… who cares?


3. Above everything is her family. A Filipino mother is willing to sacrifice for her family. If given a choice, a pinay mother will never work abroad if it would mean being away for long from her husband and children. On the other hand, if her being away will generate a comfortable life for her family, then she is willing to go through the painful experience. In all my work schedules away from home, I always see to it that the things my husband and son need are in place before leaving the house. Despite heavy work traffic, I check them once in a while through texting.


4. Education is treasured. Some say education is the best inheritance parents can give to their children. True. I know of some parents who sweat more just to send their children to the best school. Others loan money in order to pay escalating tuition fees. Sometimes, a Filipino mother becomes a “stage mother” such that she is ever present in her child’s school activities. I remember an incident during a boy’s basketball tournament for grade schoolers. While the players were running toward the other court, a 9-year old player suddenly tipped over. Unexpectedly, the mother came rushing to the middle of the court to rescue him! She never minded the game was still going on. Also, as parents, we tend to dictate what course our children will take in college because we thought it’s the best for them and employment is assured after graduation.


5. Housechores become everyone’s business. In most Filipino homes, I still believe that the mother leads majority of the chores. A Filipina is still meticulous in some things done inside her home. However, nowadays tasks are no longer gender-based, but rather on abilities. In my home, the husband takes charge of washing our delicate clothing and underwears; takes care of our mini-garden and some hard labor; the son replenishes our water dispenser, assists me in cooking (he likes culinary) and sets the dining table; the rest, myself. We always encourage our son to do chores at home. It is an invaluable achievement a man can be proud of; as well as the mother, for raising a good son.


Well, this is all for now. Am still searching for other articles of the same issue.


Till next post...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My other cocoon

I updated my site at Stumble Upon (http://www.lualhati.stumbleupon.com). Please free free to check and comment. I would love it for own improvement. Thank you....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Belated Happy Mother's Day to me!

I just realized I created my blogspot a day after Mother's Day. "In a mother's mind" came out subconsciously. Probably because I always believe that, compared to simply being a woman, a mother has more complex role and responsibilities. A woman becomes more vulnerable to many issues around her if she has her own family to consider and care for. Let me share this bible verse from Proverbs 31:10-12 and 25-31 ...

A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

"Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Till my next blog....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Today marked my space for my own thoughts, dreams, experiences.... anything. I am shifting myself in a new mode, not a mere blog reader but a BLOGGER. Geez, I now feel like a hi-tech enthusiast. Well, I am practicing... and in due time, a PRO? Feeler!!