Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Breast Augmentation, Liposuction and Etc...

Posted by Cecile at Tuesday, March 31, 2009 4 comments
Most women nowadays wanted to feel good about themselves by changing their physical appearance. Some undergo plastic surgery. There are a lot of plastic surgeries that would help improve self image such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and facial surgery. But one of the most popular is breast augmentation surgery. More often woman undergo this procedure because of the result of pregnancy, some want volume, weight loss and even aging. If you live in Denver, Colorado and is interested on any of the said surgeries, you might want to contact Denver plastic surgeon to learn if the procedure is right for you.

Ginormous Meme

Posted by Cecile at Tuesday, March 31, 2009 6 comments

Got it over at Lazy Artist Girl. Thanks for letting us grab this Meme :-)! I am sharing this to those who wanted to participate. It's free, so grab ot guys and have fun!

1. Are you single? Nope, I am very much married.
2. Are your parents still married?
Yes, for 45 years :-).
3. Are you in love?
Very much so.
4. Do you believe in love at first sight?
5. Who ended your last relationship?
It was Kamala...a Caucasian
6. Have you ever been hurt by a break up?
Hasn't everyone?
7. Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
Yes, but it was not intentionally.
8. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
Yes, when I was still single, and in high school. My brother told me his classmate has a crush on me.
9. Prefer love or lust?
Love, of course!
10. Prefer a few best friends or many regular friends?
A few best friends.
11. Wild night out or romantic night in?
I never like wild, so Romantic it is!
12. Back in the day: Been caught sneaking out?
Yes, by my mother :-)!
13. Ever wanted something/someone so badly it hurt?
14. Who are/is your best friend(s)?
My husband, Doris, Cielo, Malou and Melissa.
15. Ever wanted to disappear?
Never! Why would I want to?
16. First attraction: Smile or eyes?
17. Prefer intelligence or attraction?
Mixture of both.
18. Last phone call you received?
Friday of last week when hubby was at ER.
19. Last thing you drank?
A glass of OJ.
20. Before your current one, when was your last relationship?
Eight years ago.
21. Do you and your family get along?
22. Would you say you have a "screwed up life"?
No, my life is absolutely the perfect!
23. Have you ever gotten kicked out somewhere?
24. Do you trust all your friends?
25. Who knows the most about you? My husband.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Early Spring Activities

Posted by Cecile at Saturday, March 28, 2009 6 comments
The weather is getting nicer and the days are getting longer and it's time to get outdoors again and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Try some of these activities for a day of good, old-fashioned spring time fun.

1. Go fly a kite! March winds make this activity perfect. Find a kite that is bowed so that wind can spill evenly over the two sides of the kite; flat kites tend to be unstable, and we've found that cheap kites are most often the ones that work best.

2. Enjoy some swings. Few things make you feel more alive than a gust of wind in the face, and if you teach your kids proper swinging technique (push legs out when going forward, pull them in when going back), they will enjoy hours of fun without you having to push each of them!

3. Plant some pansies - the signature flower of spring. Find a sunny location with rich soil and good drainage, dig a hole deep enough for the soil and roots (holes should be 6-10 inches apart), and help your children place the pansies in their holes. For other ideas of how to garden with children, visit kidsgardening.org.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Ring Tag

Posted by Cecile at Friday, March 27, 2009 10 comments
This interesting tag was given to me by Dhemz of My Life's Perception and Inspiration. Thanks, dear for including me again on the lists :-). You are so sweet and thoughtful for thinking of me every time. It took awhile for me to post this one because I can't do the finger illustration myself, have to ask my son do it for me. So, if these pictures don't look the way it should be, sorry. My son did his best and has been very patient with me! Thanks, my little buddy :-)!

Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese..... Thumb represents your Parents

Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings.
Middle finger represents your-Self.
Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner. & the.. .
Last (Little) finger represents your children.

Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together - back to back.
Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip. (As shown in the figure below):

Take 2...
Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)..., they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later. Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)...., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.

Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)...., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day. Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse). You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT..... because Husband and Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!! Please try this out and pass............. ISN'T THIS A LOVELY THEORY?

Now it is my turn to pass this tag to: All who haven't been tagged yet. Feel free to grab it, guys and have fun!

Great Deals on Lingerie

Posted by Cecile at Friday, March 27, 2009 0 comments
It is spring already and yet, the weather is still cold, at least where we live. Wearing pants and winter clothes can be very tiring and sometimes makes you want to wear skirt, dress or something but denim pants. But what are you going to do? You want also to keep your legs warm. That is what exactly what I am feeling. But I am glad because I have knee hi acrylc warmer I bought online at Sexy Depot.com. And I love it! If you are looking for a leg warmer or lingerie, look no more for Sexy Depot is just a click away. They also sell sexy lingerie, stockings, bras, bikinis, dresses, costumes, panties, thongs, pajamas and many more. You need to visit their website and see for yourself the many products they have for you. Right now, you can save for up to 50% to 70& off the original price, plus free shipping for order over $99. Hurry, for this great deal won't last long!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mommy Moments - Summer Outing

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, March 26, 2009 10 comments
Summer the most awaited time of the year; this year we will be going to Virginia Beach, not to shop for Pinoy foods, groceries nor send box to Forex or even eat at Pinoy resto, but actually swim, yehey! I can't wait! Join us here and share your photos with us of your family summer outing :-)!

mommy moments

This was taken at Fossil Beach here in Virginia during summer of last year.

We had so much fun here though we didn't get to swim because the water was not clear! It looked like we were the only people there, it is because we got there late, so people started leaving.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kids' Choice Awards 2009

Posted by Cecile at Tuesday, March 24, 2009 0 comments


I don't know why, but my son is in to watching Hannah Montana and he is only four year old not to mention that most fans of Hannah are young girls! It was funny because he imitates her actions and songs and dances. He also watches Nickelodeon. Anyway, if you are a fan of animated movies or eve reality shows, you might want to check you favorite TV shows out. Do you know that you can help them win the most prestigious Kids' Choice Awards? Yes, you can! The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards is also known as the KCAs is an annual awards show that is held in late March or early April. This year it will be on March 28 at 8PM. It would be great to learn that you have taken part of the voting system that helped your favorite stars win the award. Why don't you spread the word to all your friends out there? You can also add the widget with your blog or even to your myspace account to help spread the news. And oh, don't forget that they must be 14 and above to participate in this activity. So, if you think your favorite actors or actress is the best and suited for such great award, go ahead and vote for him or her. This is a great opportunity for you to help your Favorite actor or actress become popular and improve their talents and ability. What are you waiting for? Go to check the website and vote for your favorite star (actor/actress) now! Or click the widget above to vote. You can vote once everyday.


Fruits, Only in the Island of Philippines

Posted by Cecile at Tuesday, March 24, 2009 13 comments
These tropical fruits can only be found in Asia. They are very abundant in the Philippines and are very inexpensive. I am missing these fruits so much! Don't you?


LansonesKaimito (Star Apple)

Play and Win ... Great Sweepstakes!

Posted by Cecile at Tuesday, March 24, 2009 1 comments
Calling all sweepstakes fanatics out there. There is another way to play and win sweepstakes with out spending money to buy tickets or anything like that. It is easy, all you have to do is go to the website that will help you win great prices. This is an interesting sweepstakes because instead of winning cash prices, you will win electronic gadgets worth 2.99 of text message. Sounds good to me. In order to win the game, you need to visit SMSnia.com. You will need to choose the sweepstakes you want play before playing and the choices are cars, travel, home electronics, game console, computers and accessories and many more. When you are done with the choosing, click the detail on how to play the one that you picked, then there will be three steps telling you how to start. And from there, you can start playing by writing text messages; and if you are lucky, they will send you a code on how to claim your prize. Prizes are as follows: an iPhone, 3G 16GB, Nintendo Wii, Nokia N96, Acer laptop, Sony digital camcorder, TG1 GHD, GPS navigation, iPod touch, perfumes, Swarovski jewelry sets, men's and women's deluxe beach cruiser bicycle, plane tickets and more. What are you waiting for? Send text message and win now! That is not all, do you know that you can also make money by promoting different sweepstakes. And you can do that by placing a banner or link on you site; when people click the banner or the link and play, there will be a 30% commission given to you. Isn't it great or what? Are you interested now? Go to see their website for more information about this contest.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Reliable Worldwide Business Directory

Posted by Cecile at Monday, March 23, 2009 0 comments
I have a friend from Texas who is about to move out of state and she worry so much about adjustments and settling in the new area. She has not experienced moving yet and did not know what to expects. I told her to go to the website we used when we moved in to our new place a year ago. Anyway, did you just move in to the new area and don't know where to get services such as health care, retail stores, restaurants, banks and everything necessary to your everyday living? If that is the case, worry no more for there is an online business directory that will provide you with all the business establishments you need as you try to settle yourself and your family. You can even find everything all over the world for this is a global business resources. We have used this online resource before and were very pleased. Why not check this website now and find out whether the services you are looking for are listed in there?


In Honor of Spring!

Posted by Cecile at Monday, March 23, 2009 1 comments
Spring Flowers

For winter's rains and ruins are over,
And all the season of snows and sins;
The days dividing lover and lover,
The light that loses, the night that wins;
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,

And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Versace, my Favorite Perfume

Posted by Cecile at Saturday, March 21, 2009 5 comments
I love perfumes so much. And that is the reason why my husband who never care for a perfume in his life uses perfume now. He buys me perfume I like when I said I like this perfume and that. One of my favorite is Baby Rose by: Versace. I love smell of it, it is like a blend of mandarin, violet, sandalwood, lime, bergamont, rosemary, iris and vanilla. I first smelled it when I was at my friends office and I like it since. How about you? Would you like to say something about your favorite perfume at perfume blog? If so, go ahead who knows we might like your perfume, too!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Gifts from a Very Good Friend, Dhemz

Posted by Cecile at Friday, March 20, 2009 8 comments
We met through blogging almost a year ago, and just like her, I never thought we would be as close as a sister. We are both the only girl in our family and I think that was one of the reason why we "click" you guys know what I mean. She is sweet, friendly, nice, pretty and very thoughtful. Thanks, Dhemz. I sure appreciate the friendship we have. Stay what and who you are...for that is the "best"!

She surprised me with a birthday post in her blog and these package: the bell from state of California (she knew I am collecting bells from every states I have been to), a birthday card and a very nice blouse that fits perfectly. Isn't she generous also?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Porn in the Workplace and How to Stop It!

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, March 19, 2009 2 comments
Issue about pornography is constantly on the news and it is sad. Most of it happens in the workplace where workers are involve. This type of thing is not only forbidden by law but most of all the God Almighty, and it needs to be stopped. Nobody wants hostile work environment. So what do you think would you do if you found out that one of of your co worker is involve with pornography with out hurting his/her feeling? Well, the best solution is to report it to the HR or IT, and they themselves will conduct an investigation using SurfRecon ERT; a device that allows IT or HR professional use to discreetly review a suspect computer for pornographic content, without exposing themselves to that content. This will help modify behavior and increase work productivity. Don't wait too long, get SurfRecon ERT before it's too late!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Was Born to Serve!

Posted by Cecile at Wednesday, March 18, 2009 6 comments
I like the result of Dr. Phil's Personality Quiz. It is so me! I believe that everyone is a "hero" in his/her own way! Don't you think?

Now, we are not talking about becoming a super hero... but you were born to help others and put others in front of your needs. You are caring and that is your biggest strength. You will do really well in fields where you have to help others, like a social worker or a doctor... the options are many!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Manic Monday #159

Posted by Cecile at Monday, March 16, 2009 0 comments

I am having fun with this meme; want to have fun,too? Then click here.

Are you a saver or spender?

I used to be a little bit of both, but now, I'll say, I am a saver.

Do you prefer to walk around barefoot in your home? Socks? Shoes?

Yes, I walk barefooted inside, but I prefer to wear flip flop outside.

Do you talk to yourself?

Yes, sometimes. But I don't think I am crazy.

Funny Things about Irish Symbols

Posted by Cecile at Monday, March 16, 2009 7 comments
Whether you're Irish or not, chances are you've celebrated St. Patrick's Day one way or another. And why not? St. Patrick's Day is pure fun. Green clothes. Green food. Green beer. (Green under the gills.) And what better way to enhance this celebration than with funny Irish poems?

Somehow, there are more symbols of Ireland than there are of other European countries, and these symbols make for great funny Irish poems. France has the Eiffel Tower, and maybe a beret; Germany has the pointy WWI helmet; and England has those bushy beefeater hats and Big Ben. But Ireland, Ireland has a treasure trove of symbols, all perfect for funny Irish poems.

Leprechauns. Consider the legendary leprechaun. Think "Lucky Charms" to get the right image. Leprechauns are not so much about luck as about the fantasy of instant wealth. Leprechauns, two-foot-high cobblers (shoemakers), are cranky old fairy-men rumored to each own a "pot of gold." These tricky little guys have to give up their gold so long as you can keep them in your sights. But if you are tricked into looking away, the leprechaun vanishes.

Blarney. And talk about Blarney! Blarney is the Irish gift of persuasive gab. The best way to get it, according to legend and lore, is with a kiss of the Blarney Stone. The Blarney stone is set in the base of the Blarney Castle, in Blarney, Ireland. Many of us don't travel so far for this gift of gab and instead buy a bottle of it at the corner market.

Shamrocks. What would St. Patrick's Day be without a shamrock? You might think that a shamrock must have four leaves, but you'd be mistaken. While many people do believe that a four-leaf clover is particularly lucky, the official shamrock is the classic three-leaf variety. St. Patrick himself used the three-leaf shamrock to explain the trinity, somewhere during the 400s AD, while a missionary in what is now Northern Ireland. You have to wonder if he did his explaining at the pub, or if he had any inkling of the holiday that would evolve in his name.

Limericks. If you're thinking funny Irish poems, you're probably thinking limericks. But the truth is that the limerick form was first made popular in England because of the famous nonsense-writer, Edward Lear. However, a good funny Irish poem can always be written as a limerick or in any poetic form.

Fun. The most important element of a secular celebration of St. Patrick's Day is fun! (Yes, many Irish do attend church for this holiday. Really.) in addition to the parties, the food, the friends and the green beer, it's good to also include the pure free fun of funny Irish poems.

Happy St. Patrick Day to you!

Friday, March 13, 2009

More Pictures from Field Trip

Posted by Cecile at Friday, March 13, 2009 16 comments
Jacob, Tyler and Jason are being silly on the way to museum. Jason is Jacob's best friend at school. And they love each other like crazy.
It was a blast for the kids to be able to be there and play and enjoy everything in the museum.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Perfect Blend of Friendship Award

Posted by Cecile at Tuesday, March 10, 2009 12 comments
I got this from Richard of Dreamworks, the very sweet guys I know in the blogsphere. Thanks, dear for this very nice tag. I am glad to have met you here. Hope someday to meet you in person with your very "special someone" who is working overseas right now. Take care and God Bless You! I also want to put Liza's name here of This is My Life (Mom of Four), my kababayan and a good friend whom I also met here. Thanks for being such a nice, sweet and thoughtful friend.

What is a friend? You search on Google and you will find hundreds of different meaning of Friends, or Friendship. I don't have much friends around me, it's not because I am a stuck up, or picky. But because I find few that is pure hearted and true to their hearts.

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

To handle yourself, use your head.. to handle others, use your heart.

There are some that will treat you as a friend because they want you to baby sit their kids so they can go out and drink with their friends. Some will say they are your friends so they can borrow money from you and not pay you back. Many will claim to be your friends, but then will talk bad about you in front of others. Some will only remember to call you when they need help or they want something.

I have few friends of my own love me for who and what I am. We share tears and laughter, pains and glory, and they know that I will do everything I can, to help them out when they are in need.
They are friends through thick and thin and good bad times, too! They never talk behind my back when I am not present. We respect each other and we can be who we are without any judgment or being offended. These are what I called real true friends.

Okay, I changed my mind now, I thought everyone have this award already, since it has been circulating on the blogsphere for quite awhile now, but I was wrong, so, I am now sharing this award to the following goods friends I met on the blogsphere namely: Amy, Maria, Analee, Clarisaa, Ron, Payatot, Nancy, KittyKat, Hazel and WhiteShadow.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mommy Moments - Bath Time

Posted by Cecile at Saturday, March 07, 2009 19 comments
I love this moments with my son. So, I am sharing this with you, guys. If you want to join us, just click the logo below.
mommy moments

This was Jacob's first bath after he was discharged from the hospital. And Dad was giving him a bath instead of me because I was scared. He was tiny still and I thought I couldn't handle it; he was too fragile to me :-(.

Then, when he can sit on his own already, we gave him a bath on the kitchen sink, and he loves it.Finally, he has his bath in the bathroom with his own bath tub.
Then, in the bath tub. Now he takes a shower...of course with our help!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

World's Worst Cultural Mistakes

Posted by Cecile at Wednesday, March 04, 2009 9 comments
Don’t let blowing your nose or taking off your shoes land you in hot water when you travel
By Sallie Brady

Touching Someone

Where It’s Offensive: Korea, Thailand, China, Europe, the Middle East.

What’s Offensive: Personal space varies as you travel the globe. In Mediterranean countries, if you refrain from touching someone’s arm when talking to them or if you don’t greet them with kisses or a warm embrace, you’ll be considered cold. But backslap someone who isn’t a family member or a good friend in Korea, and you’ll make them uncomfortable. In Thailand, the head is considered sacred — never even pat a child on the head.

What You Should Do Instead: Observe what locals are doing and follow suit. In Eastern countries remember that touching and public displays of affection are unacceptable. In places like Qatar and Saudi Arabia, men and women are forbidden from interacting, let along touching.

Knowing Your Right from Your Left

Where It’s Offensive: India, Morocco, Africa, the Middle East.

What’s Offensive: Many cultures still prefer to eat using traditional methods — their hands. In these cases, food is often offered communally, which is why it’s important to wash your hands before eating and observe the right-hand-is-for-eating and the left-hand-is-for-other-duties rule. If you eat with your left hand, expect your fellow diners to be mortified. And when partaking from a communal bowl, stick to a portion that’s closest to you. Do not get greedy and plunge your hand into the center.

What You Should Do Instead: Left-handed? Attempt to be ambidextrous — even children who are left-handed in these cultures are taught to eat with their right hand — or at least explain yourself to your fellow diners before plunging in.

Keeping Your Clothes On

Where It’s Offensive: Scandinavian countries, Turkey.

What’s Offensive: Wearing bathing suits, shorts and T-shirts, underwear, or any other piece of clothing into a sauna, hammam, or other place of physical purification. In some cultures, a steam room or a sauna is considered a place of purity and reflection, where the outside world (i.e., your clothes) should be left outside. In some Scandinavian countries it’s common for entire families to sauna together in the nude.

What You Should Do Instead: Sitting on a folded towel is considered acceptable. If you’re too modest to appear naked, strip down, but wrap yourself in a towel.

Getting Lei'd Off

Where It’s Offensive: Hawaii.

What’s Offensive: Refusing or immediately removing a lei.

What You Should Do Instead: Leis in the Hawaiian Islands aren’t just pretty floral necklaces that you get when you check into your hotel or show up at a luau. They’re a centuries-old cultural symbol of welcome, friendship, and appreciation. Never refuse a lei — it’s considered highly disrespectful — or whip it off in the giver’s presence. If you’re allergic to the flowers, explain so, but offer to put it in some place of honor, say in the center of the table, or on a statue. Note that closed leis should be worn not hanging from the neck, but over the shoulder, with half draped down your chest and the other half down your back.

Looking Them in the Eye … or Not

Where It’s Offensive: Korea, Japan, Germany.

What’s Offensive: For Americans, not making direct eye contact can be considered rude, indifferent, or weak, but be careful how long you hold someone’s gaze in other countries. In some Asian nations, prolonged eye contact will make a local uncomfortable, so don’t be offended if you’re negotiating a deal with someone who won’t look you straight in the eye. If toasting with friends in a German beer hall, your eyes had better meet theirs — if they don’t, a German superstition says you’re both in for seven years of bad luck in the bedroom.

What You Should Do Instead: Avoid constant staring and follow the behavior of your host — and by all means, look those Germans straight on.

Drinking Alcohol the Wrong Way

Where It’s Offensive: Latin America, France, Korea, Russia.

What’s Offensive: Every culture has different traditions when it comes to drinking etiquette. Fail to consume a vodka shot in one gulp in Russia, and your host will not be impressed. Refill your own wine glass in France without offering more to the rest of the table, and you’ve made a faux pas. In Korea, women can pour only men’s drinks — not other women’s — and if you want a refill, you need to drain your glass. And if you’re in Latin America, never pour with your left hand — that’s bad luck.

What You Should Do Instead: Until you’re culturally fluent, leave it to your pals to pour.

Blowing Your Nose

Where It’s Offensive: Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, France.

What’s Offensive: Some cultures find it disgusting to blow your nose in public — especially at the table. The Japanese and Chinese are also repelled by the idea of a handkerchief. As Mark McCrum points out in his book Going Dutch in Beijing, the Japanese word hanakuso unpleasantly means nose waste.

What You Should Do Instead: If traveling through Eastern and Asian countries, leave the hankies at home and opt for disposable tissues instead. In France as well as in Eastern countries, if you’re dining and need to clear your nasal passages, excuse yourself and head to the restroom. Worst-case scenario: make an exaggerated effort to steer away from the table. Let’s hope you don’t have a cold.

Removing Your Shoes…or Not

Where It’s Offensive: Hawaii, the South Pacific, Korea, China, Thailand.

What’s Offensive: Take off your shoes when arriving at the door of a London dinner party and the hostess will find you uncivilized, but fail to remove your shoes before entering a home in Asia, Hawaii, or the Pacific Islands and you’ll be considered disrespectful. Not only does shoe removal very practically keeps sand and dirt out of the house, it’s a sign of leaving the outside world behind.

What You Should Do Instead: If you see a row of shoes at the door, start undoing your laces. If not, keep the shoes on.

Talking Over Dinner

Where It’s Offensive: Africa, Japan, Thailand, China, Finland.

What’s Offensive: In some countries, like China, Japan, and some African nations, the food’s the thing, so don’t start chatting about your day’s adventures while everyone else is digging into dinner. You’ll likely be met with silence—not because your group is unfriendly, but because mealtimes are for eating, not talking. Also avoid conversations in places a country might consider sacred or reflective—churches in Europe, temples in Thailand, and saunas in Finland.

What You Should Do Instead: Keep quiet!

Road Rage

Where It’s Offensive: Hawaii, Russia, France, Italy, around the globe.

What’s Offensive: Honk on Molokai or fail to pay a police officer a fine, a.k.a. bribe, on the spot when you’re stopped for speeding in Russia, and you’ll risk everything from scorn to prison time. Remember, too, that hand gestures have different meanings in other countries — a simple “thumbs-up” is interpreted as an “up yours“ in parts of the Middle East.

What You Should Do Instead: When driving abroad, make sure you have an international driver’s license; never, ever practice road rage; and keep your hands on the wheel.

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