31 August 2008

No Sweat

Today?s miracle sweat-wicking micro-fibers hide a dirty little secret that serious athletes know about. They?re great at wicking away moisture. But they embed perspiration residue deep into the fabric. The result: musty, stubborn sweat odors that linger no matter how hard you try to get them out.


McCain runs with Palin

Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, was named by John McCain to run as the Republican's Vice Presidential candidate ... it is conservatives who think they have seized the political advantage.


25 August 2008

Eat healthier, not cheaper

By just about any measure, global food prices rose significantly over the past two years. It's not your imagination. Eating right is costly. In fact, you may pay more than $30 more per day on food if you make healthy choices.


** Obama runs with Biden **

Barack Obama named Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate, balancing his ticket with a seasoned congressional veteran well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues.


21 August 2008

Phelps is a Tiger

Olympic legend Michael Phelps will appear on boxes of the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes and Corn Flakes ... what happened to Wheaties and going to Disneyland?


lets walk with a purpose so team up with Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer is the most common form of dementia. This is an incurable, degenerative and terminal disease. Individuals experience the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in unique ways. The earliest symptoms are often mistaken as being age-related, or manifestations of stress. The most recognized symptom is the memory loss, such as difficulty remembering recently learned facts. As the disease advances, symptoms include confusion, irritability and aggression, mood swings, language breakdown, long-term memory loss, and withdrawal of the sufferer as one senses decline. Both minor and major bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death.

Let's act hand in hand, how? To team up with the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. It is known as the nation's largest event that raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. They are calling for volunteers of any age to be part and become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. There are several walks in over 600 communities where 2-3 mile walk are held on a morning weekends. Aren't we one family? We should help one another...What are you waiting for? Team up with the Alzheimer's Association, you can walk with a purpose- and move us closer to a world free from Alzheimer's. Together, we can MOVE a nation.

The pressures can be wide-ranging, involving social, psychological, physical, and economic elements however, mental stimulation, exercise and balanced diet are recommended, as both prevention and as sensible way of managing it.

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk


18 August 2008

Do you buy or pay for ...?

Let's see what popular applications, devices, services, etc. you use.


14 August 2008

i just can't decide

hey there fellas. I've been so busy with work again and now I finally got the chance to tell you about my situation. Well, I never thought of writing more because I could hardly tell anything the experiences I had in a day however just yesterday something happened and I doubt if I could decide on my own. So, I then decided to write and tell you guys what's bothering me. Should you give advices, please feel free to leave your comments of leave a line or two on my shoutbox.

To start with, before I work as a Secretary I had undergone a panel interview and all the hiring process that the institution is implementing. I could still remember one of the questions during the said interview, if i am willing to work for three months for a training to see how efficient I am and etc.." with that, I accepted it because I know that may help me. When you're a contractual your rate is lower than the minimum wage. And just yesterday I accidentally read the evaluation and read the entire content. Well, I am happy with the result. I have an average rate of 4 which is very good. The comment was, "as a beginner, she shows a promise to be a good employee" however, when I read the recommendation it says, "retention for another 3 months.." My gosh! I maybe demanding but I can't take it anymore. I can't afford to stay longer as a contractual considering the lower rate, no uniform, no sure benefit, uncertain future... I know you get what I mean. Honestly, If I don't have obligation in my family I would still stay but with the situation I'm in right now, I can't find a reason to stay longer.. My family needs me most. My papa has no more work, my mama as well..my younger brother is still studying in college, also my second brother and his family are now staying at home. He has no more work, his wife though has a job but her job isn't that stable and so we can't rely to it.

My brother who is a supervisor in a certain company which is known and undeniably has a good foundation asked me to apply to their company because it offers a better salary rate and a better benefits. He have been inviting me for almost 2 months but I just rejected it. But just last night, after thinking of what I've read (the evaluation) I thought of leaving my current work and be employed to their company. He can recommend me, he assures that.. but know what fellas? It isn't easy at all.. I can't tell you guys the whole thing but for your idea of what I'm trying to say, well, My boss is really a good boss. She's very determined and she trust me so much. She was my boss during my college days when I work as a working student. Because of her help, I became a better me. I love her and I appreciate her a lot. And these are the reasons why I can't decide on my own. I don't want to see her adjusting again. I'm afraid I might disappointed her. I don't if I could express to her my point of leaving when I decided to.. oh my..

I'm so occupied with these things. I could hardly decide which way to go. I am motivated by my family's presence. I believe they need me and I am very intense and deeply willing to provide them their needs.


12 August 2008

What about dNeero?


11 August 2008

what's happening-AUGUST?


05 August 2008

Celiac Disease ... Did you know?


Identity -- You


04 August 2008

breast cancer


03 August 2008


A Very Special Love is a 2008 romantic-comedy film featuring the first team-up of Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz on the big screen. It released in theaters last July 30, 2008 and it had given Rated A by Cinema Evaluation Board.


Laida is a modern-day Belle. She works hard to provide for her family while believing that someday she will meet her prince charming and they will live happily ever after together. That prince charming is none other than Miggy Montenegro, the youngest of the Montenegro clan—a well established family in the business world. Laida dreams of meeting Miggy every day and every night. These dreams lead her to apply as an Editorial Assistant at Miggy’s newly established men’s magazine Bachelor despite it being a long shot, hoping that working in the company will allow her to be close to the man who invades her dreams every night.

By some sort of luck, Laida lands the job. Overwhelmed by the being in the presence of her crush, and by her instant employment, Laida remains blind to the fact that the Miggy she dreams of is very different from the real one. Miggy in person is a hothead who thinks he’s always right. The word “sorry” doesn’t mean anything to him. Everyone is scared of him, except Laida, who is always ready to defend her dream man. Blindly she caters to his whim, even when he sent her to be his proxy on his date with his girlfriend, breaking her heart a little. Her co-workers question her unrelenting dedication to such a monster but when Laida proves quite loyal to the man, gossip about Laida’s feelings for their boss starts to circulate. Laida, to defend herself, unwittingly reveals information about Miggy’s personal life which earns her his ire. Being shouted at for the first time by the man she dreams of opens Laida’s eyes to reality. And her awakening in turn leads to Miggy’s rude awakening of why people do not like him.

No one has ever talked back to Miggy before. No one dared tell him their opinions and or suggestions. Miggy was always right and that’s how he likes it. But when Laida, a simpleton who just follows his every command tells him to his face that he is wrong, Miggy begins to wonder if the reason for his failures could actually be him. For the first time Miggy apologizes. And this opens the door to a whole new world of a lot of “firsts” for Miggy. With the help of Laida, Miggy slowly learns to be a teamplayer. With the help of Laida, Miggy slowly learns the value of loyalty.

But Miggy’s conflict with his siblings keeps pulling Miggy back to his old ways, and not even Laida’s presence in his life can clear the shadow casted on him by his family. Laida does everything she knows just to help Miggy at the expense of time with her family. As Laida and Miggy’s fight to save the magazine become more intense, so is their fight to keep their intentions and emotions at bay. Will Laida and Miggy ever figure out the right combination to solve their problems in business and in their personal lives? Or will their mismatching personalities, despite their common interest and goal keep them from ever figuring out their perfect pair?

Watch this movie, you'll see.. It's really fun and has sense.. ENJOY!


date with my mom & my savior

My day was over. This will be kept forever.. I know for sure that this is just the start.. for me everything happened is a fulfillment.

Ever since I was a kid, my mom and I always hang out together. We eat in a certain restaurant or any food chain at least once a month. However, due to the change brought by time, we seldom go out together..I miss it so badly but I just can't ask her for a date because I don't have income at all.. And when I graduated and finally got a good job, I was able to prioritize our date before anything else. really..

Yesterday was a wonderful day. My mom and I once again bonded. I don't have much money to spend to but at least I could provide something for her to enjoy.. And yesterday, we ate at Jollibee together for an hour. We talked and you know what, I observed, we're now more of a barkada.. of course, she still gained my respect. She's my mom, nothing can change that.. The closeness is just deeper than we used to. I love it.. feels so good.

After eating our lunch, we went upstairs to watch the latest Filipino movie, A very special Love.. by Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz. Wheew! Its really one of the best movie I've ever seen! It's great! You better watch it.. hehe! We were just standing in the stairs because there's no more vacant seats for the whole duration however, theres really no regret regardless of the situation. Everyone are actively reacting..comedy and drama.. t'was the best. I honestly want to watch for the second time but we could hardly look for seats until we decided to go..

After which.. I and my mom had a merienda. I bought her Zagu..hmm. delicious shake with sago, we chose black forest flavor and we partner it with waffles. tsk tsk! we seated somewhere and talk until 4 o'clock. I decided to go because she has to go somewhere else and I too would like to attend mass.

I went to church alone but mind you..I'm confident. I missed talking to God. I missed him. I thanked her for everything I've got and I ask for his forgiveness for my mistakes, failures and for not visiting or talking to him often than I used to..

Indeed, it was a date with my mom and a date with my savior.

Thank God..


02 August 2008


I woke up around 7 o'clock, that's why i came to school so late. It was actually my second time. When I entered the gate I accidentally meet my boss and then I greeted her, she greeted me back and said, April, tell Mrs. Cheung that I'm not available. I have an emergency to attend to.. i replied, "opo mam" and then I rushed until I arrive in the office. I see no one inside and it bothers me much.. after 6 mins., one of the working students came and said that our boss was acting so weird. I asked her more about what happened since she came in early.

Rose (working student) relayed that Maam was calling someone and then suddenly her voice was really raised so loud. She's angry and could hardly breathe. She never even let the receiver talk instead she bang the phone and leave the office. I was shock of what I heard. Rose was totally shock as well. Rose thought of something to do however, she was hesitant to reach even a glass of water.

well, my boss is known to have a heart failure, oh actually deeper than that case and that made us feel scared of what might happen to her if she can't handle her emotions. Luckily she called around 8:30 and said that her graduate school class will be canceled and will meet next Saturday.

I know for sure that she's calm and fine. Though I don't have any idea what really happened, I just know that theres something unusual. For how many years of working with her, there was never a time when she really raised her voice to someone her talking with..its more of a family problem more or less. I pray that God may be with them regardless of how big or small their problem is...



01 August 2008

not a goOd day fOr us..

First day of August is not my day. I arrived early in the office and just browsing my blog when my boss suddenly arrive. She was so quiet and seems to have a bad day too.. well, actually my day started so good.. its just that in the middle of the morning my boss look for a certain faculty letter and then I realized that it was already forwarded to a certain office which I think the right also. When my boss knew, her voice raised up and said, "..that's wrong. you should have waited my signal..blah blah" ouch?!

well, it was actually not our fault. I know when and where to give certain communication and if I'm uncertain, I will surely ask my boss for guidance.. there's no room to pretend otherwise I'll be awarded. hmm.. oh yeah, It was Marian, one of the GIA's here who made an honest mistake. There's no way to blame.. important thing is, everything is okay now.

Though my boss know nothing about what really happened, I'll just keep it for myself. No hurt feelings.. I'm professional. hehe! Hope I can work better than I could because every time I reflect, I end up feeling unworthy of what I'm in right now. I feel that I'm working at my best however, my best isn't enough.. hay!

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