Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Good Reminders for Positive Thinking

I grabbed this photo from the web and have been using it as a desktop photo since last year. It's really good to be reminded of good and positive things amidst the daily grind. 

Apart from always keeping these things in mind, I also like to spend time to read, watch feel-good movies and see nice plays. As a teenager, I've always liked musicals and concerts.

By the way, I heard that Ticketamerica.com has The Book of Mormon Tickets for some exciting cities like Minnesota and New York or Pittsburgh. I will tell my friends that minneapolis the book of mormon tickets can now be bought online. Also, for those in NY, new york the book of mormon tickets are also available. Lastly, there are also pittsburgh the book of mormon tickets for my friends in that area. Do check it out.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Goodies from US

My newly-wedded friend Cristy recently got back from USA for her honeymoon and she sent us wonderful stuff from her trip. There are chocolates, candies and even accessories for Zoe and myself! I love it. 

On the side, did you know that during her wedding, they opted to receive cash gifts from their guests in order for them to pay for a month-long vacation to the US. They know that to travel is not cheap at all. And since they would want to save their money for a vacation than get material things, they consulted a loan adviser to get them on the right track. They also needed to get more information so they checked out the web for helpful links. Are you interested to know the same thing? You may click here for more info. If you were to ask me, I need all the advise I can get when it comes to applying for loans. My credit score need to improve as the months go by (and my husband would agree). Anyway, I am claiming that we are RICH and the whole universe will align to this. Hahahaha! Besides, my dear "St. Nicholas" is coming to town soon! He will be sending loads and loads of gifts for me and my whole family. 

Speaking of gifts, here are some pictures of the US-loots we were gifted by Cris.

All Saints' Day 2012

As part of Filipino tradition, we went to visit the cemetery where my Mom is buried. We bought flowers from the church nearby and prayed the rosary on the way. When we arrived, we set up our big umbrella and picnic mat so we sit, pray, talk to my Mom and eat! 

Sharing some pics on how the kids enjoyed the day. 

Let me end by saying that the souls in Heaven will always be there to serve as our intercessors. I am almost sure that my Mom is among the saints who are already with Our Lord. I feel it since she has always interceded for me and my whole family. And so on this holy feast of all the saints in heaven, we implore their help to assist us in our travails on earth.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Home Improvements?

My house has been pending some improvements and renovations. It's already a 7-year old house and would really appreciate some repairs and improvement jobs. 

I actually have a long list of to-do's for the house. Some are major, some minor. For the major ones, I still need to plan on how to save up for those but for the small repairs and improvements, I'm targeting to have all of it done by quarter 1 of year 2013.

1. House repainting - I'm looking at nice color palettes that would match our red roof. The current color of our house are in shades of mocha and white. I would really love to have something in yellow or beige next time. We actually had looked around and window-shopped for paint. But lo and behold! Found out that the prices are not that cheap! Hahaha! And so, I think I'll have to put this under major improvement. :-) Maybe it can be done by summer of next year. 

2. Install a Cast Iron Shallow Well Jet Pump - Water has been quite a issue in the house especially when you have a second floor and attic. On some days, when all of the bathrooms are all occupied and in use, the water pressure becomes so low that water cannot go up to the bathroom in the second floor and attic. It's such a hassle. Also, I would need a new submersible pump for our mini-pond. The pump for the fountain also broke down and we hadn't had the luxury of hearing the soothing and lovely sound of falling water since then.

Good thing, there are nice jet pumps available in the market. I will check it out when my 13th month pay comes. :-)

3. Buy a new ceramic plate of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our gate. Our old one fell off and broke a few months ago and I never had a chance to replace it with a new one. If only I can make a trip to downtown Manila again and buy from there again. I will also take that chance to buy a statue of the new Philippine saint, St. Pedro Calungsod. Target date to buy: next week.

4. New curtains - Our curtains being used now are as old as the house. Hence, it's high time to buy new ones. A lovely set of satin blue-colored curtains will be great!

Well, I'll end my list for now. I know that there are still quite a lot to be done. I will just rely on St. Nicholas to finish off the rest of my "requests". :-)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Trick or Treat 2012

My kids are Woody and Jessie this year. Aren't they so cute together?

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