Life's Journey - Search here...

Custom Search

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Have A Blessed NEW YEAR 2009 TO ALL

As the New Year dawns... I wish you have new hopes, new joys, and new beginnings... Wishing each day brings for you HAPPINESS, PROSPERITY and continued SUCCESS!

H- opes for a bright future
- ffection and love
- peace for the heart
- rosperity that's unlimited
- ear round fun!

Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Exceptional Holiday Eyeglasses Frames Only @ Zenni Optical

One thing I have learned since I have started wearing eyeglasses, is to change them occasionally. However, sometimes you could hardly replace them due to the fact that those ones you can buy outside or on high streets are incredibly expensive, without realizing that you could actually buy cheap, good quality ones online, prices starting at $8 which would definitely ever gives you an opportunity to buy more than one pair. Why not spoiling yourself in this holiday season, or buy for your love ones as present.

We are not talking about cheap and nasty ones here, at Zenni Optical you can see vast trendy selections to choose from. You can choose frame materials between plastic, aluminum, stainless, rimless, bendable, acetate, or titanum and their flairs between full-rim or half-rim. I used to love and wear frames with polarized snap-on magnetic sunshade, this is an ideal set you would be wearing in going to a beach or spending your holiday anywhere, anytime.Holiday frames that Zenni Optical has to offer is unbelievably wonderful. Rest assured you can never be wrong in buying your glasses here. Check Zenni Optical now and start collecting your favorites.

Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net


It was mid-November, I have blogged about my sister's husband who was going home from the US to see her (read here). At the beginning she didn't know anything about the plan, supposed to be a surprise but it seemed to be difficult for me to organize everything from here, so he decided to tell her, also to fetch him at the airport.

It was our CHRISTMAS PRESENT for both of them - the CHANCE TO SEE HIS WIFE (paid his return airfare) plus their SECOND WEDDING in the Philippines! Their first wedding was when my sister was in the US to work, have met him and after three months they decided to get married, mind you guys WITHOUT EVEN TELLING US SHE WASN'T GETTING MARRIED! She told me a few weeks after and sent me the photographs! Photos below was their wedding in the US (without any member of my family)..
Anyway, they had a lovely wedding though with AVOCADO GREEN MOTIF (this time without his family). They both wore the same gown and suit on their first wedding. All my sisters were their BRIDESMAIDS (they were 4 excluding my sister in Taiwan and myself), our only brother was their BIBLE BEARER and our cute 1 year old NEPHEW (1st grandchild of my parents) was their RING BEARER (that short little man below) LOL... They totally forgotten to include my brother-in-law (father of my nephew)... shame! CONGRATULATIONS to both of you, best wishes and make God the center of your family! A double celebration and one time preparation (Wedding and Christmas Eve) good idea sis!!... Hope to see you next time with little James or Joy, but please let us have ours first okay... hehehe...
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

Cheap Shopping On High Streets in the UK

"BIG NAME" STORES (high street stores) across the UK have closed due to GLOBAL CRISIS we are facing right now! Frightening really, but this is one of the things that nobody could do anything about it, except WE HAVE TO FACE IT. Businesses owners, stock holders and investors may have lost their millions and will go through tough times, and how much more these individuals who have lost their jobs, whose living and family survival have had only to rely on the jobs they have just lost and those ones as well who are about to lose!

"Imagine, about 800 Woolworths stores which employ about 27,000 staff are due to shut by 5 January".

"Five Woolworths in Northern Ireland in Armagh, Ballymena, Enniskillen, Lurgan and Newry were among 200 shutting down and putting scores of workers out of work".

Car accessories retailer Motor World - two of 95 being closed across the UK from Motor World’s chain of 237, involving the loss of 300 jobs".

These are just among big name stores that have closed in the UK, there were still masses of unmentioned small businesses! At the moment, I should say that UK is not an ideal place to live on. We all aware that this is a very expensive country! As a matter of fact, I chose to deprive myself every time we go on leave (a month off from work). When I used to spend vacations in Philippines, I have always bought new clothes, pairs of shoes, sandals, accessories, etc... Nonetheless, it is not happening anymore...

But, I have missed BIG DISCOUNTS, stuffs on BIG BIG SALE at the moment in UK. Imagine these Woolworth stores close to where we live plus other stores, this would have been my chance to enjoy shopping in UK especially this holiday season.

I would have wished to be in the real world, but could have been worse if to see people suffering. On the other hand, staying here where there's no shopping SAVES OUR BANKS AND POCKETS... :)

Get more latest news on: BBC News UK, SKY News, Daily Telegraph UK, Daily Post UK, Financial Advice UK
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

Tattoo Lovers - Meet and Chat @ Tattoo Chat City

I am not very keen of putting any tattoos in any part of my body, though I have been seeing a lot nowadays wearing tattoos, and I have nothing against it whatsoever. A lot of people whom I know that they wear them as a form of self expression, they don't say much about themselves but their tattoos say a lot about their personalities. This is an art which has emerged over a period of time and gained respect among people. A special meaning or personal significance certainly makes it more likely that you will still appreciate it even years in the future.

If you have decided to get a tattoo and are positive on the design you have chosen, get it done by an artist that really puts pride in their work. There is nothing wrong with wanting a tattoo that you can show off with pride.
Tattoo Chat Room gives you an opportunity to chat and meet people who is interested in tattoos too like you, whom you could consult, get some ideas from. Get your free membership now and start meeting hundreds of tattoo lovers at Tattoo Chat City.
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

What A Happy CHRISTMAS for my Hubby's Nephew

Few weeks before Christmas, I thought of shopping online to buy some TOYS for ALFIE as Christmas present (my hubby's nephew and his parents' first grandchild), but I have totally forgotten about it! Well, it was the same story as well with the flowers we have sent through, lucky we managed to recall of doing it the night before Christmas Eve (click here to read the whole story)...

In any case, he got loads of presents from Nanas and Dadas (both sides), from his uncles and aunties, and from his Mum and Dad too. Here's some photographs of this lovely and gorgeous little boy. I believe he's going to be a miner as well same as his uncle Stuart (my hubby) :)...
By the way, another failure.... wink :), we didn't manage to phone them neither Christmas Eve nor Christmas Day, we do apologized! Apparently, they were waiting for our call. Until we received an email from my Dad-in-law (Sunday after Christmas)... bad children... lol!!, aren't we?


"Merry Xmas to you both and many, many thanks for the flowers, chocks and drink. They arrived Xmas Eve. It was a lovely suprise and again many thanks. It is very cold here, no snow just dry dull and with a cold wind. We had Xmas day round with Claire Steve and Alfie. Here are some photos taken that day and as you can see Alfie is really into dumper trucks, diggers and front loaders, etc.! He had a good time. Boxing day Mum and I spent on our own. Tomorrow (Monday) Mum and I are going up to stay with Betty and David for a few days probably returning next Sunday to collect dogs from the kennels on Monday 5th Jan. Mum really could do with a break from looking after Alfie even though he is good and a lovely boy a break will do us both good and it will be good to see David and Betty again as David's health is not as good as it should be. Betty seems to be feeling better though.

We saw Madz blog and all the pictures etc. and we will continue to follow it. great viewing.
All the best to you both with all our love and best wishes for a Happy New Year...

Love you both, hope to talk to you soon... Promise we'll try to phone you this New Year's Eve, if not on New Year's Day. We'll both be home soon, and we'll make it up to you!
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Our CHRISTMAS Celebration in Cuango, In the Middle of Nowhere

The day after Christmas, we all back to work (back to normal). I visited my friends' blogs and have seen all their photographs, "WOW" was always the first word to have came out from my mouth, good impression with an envy feeling hidden somewhere:) Imagine the feelings of opening presents on Christmas Eve which we don't have it here...

But seriously, I am not upset for any reason whatsoever. This is where we worked, and where we earn and save decent amount of money. Our future is not here, rather THIS PLACE MAKES OUR FUTURE....

Here are some of our photographs, we didn't really take much though.. will try to take plenty this New Year's Eve!


CHRISTMAS DAY - we divided ourselves into groups, while Filipinos were by department. We had our respective tents where we all cooked our own foods (cooks day off, so our kitchen/mess was closed so as on New Year's Day)

He is one of our Security friend...

On our way back to our tent (after visited the Filipinos), we saw some couple of fruit bearing pineapple plants! I decided to sit down and ask my hubby to take photo of me...LOL... We still do have a lot of fun, despite of being in a place like this...

If you want to see more photos of our camp and mine sites, please click here. Enjoy viewing...
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

Second Conjoined Twin - Baby Faith Has Died Weeks After Baby Hope

I thought Baby Faith was going to survive, after her sister died following after the surgery to separate them! I was very sad when I saw it this morning on Sky News. Both parents, Laura and Alled must be very devastated of losing their second baby in the afternoon of Christmas day at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Early this month I have read and blogged about the Conjoined Twin Baby Faith Fighting for Survival, after baby Hope died shortly after they were born because her lungs were too small to sustain her breathing. They were born on November 26, joined from the breastbone to the top of the navel and had a shared liver but separate hearts, joined at the abdomen, shared a liver and and part of the intestine. The twins were delivered by caesarean section at London's University College Hospital last Wednesday with a combined weight of 4.8kg.

"Doctors had hoped to wait until the babies were older and stronger before operating. But they decided that their shared circulatory system and two separate hearts could make it risky to delay the procedure". But then because of the "sudden deterioration" of their health, they had to do it earlier.

We never know really what's going to happen, though the operation went well but they were too young, fragile, delicate and vulnerable to have had undergone such major operation! Some of us probably would have said as well, that they should have waited until they were older to separate them!

Links on these news were 2 sets of conjoined twins SEPARATED SUCCESSFULLY BY SURGEONS, one were
Regina and Renata Salinas Fierros were connected from the lower chest to the pelvis and shared a number of organs, and Kendra and Maliyah Herrin.
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

I Need Help In Getting Rid of Extra HTML Codes/Links

It has been quite a while to have noticed this extra HTML codes (my wedding blog link and delicious add me link), which I have been trying in any way I could to be able to get rid of them but found NO LUCK at all! We all aware of the two ways on adding links/codes into my blogs. First, go to HTML code on Layout/Template and add or remove any codes, in any placement you want. Second, is to add Widget/Gadget and add JAVA/HTML Code and copy code from the source and paste it to the new window.

So now, first thing I've done was to view the page source and look for the links above to know exactly where they were, but FOUND NOTHING! Would have been easier for me to just remove them straight away by viewing the HTML Codes and simply taking them out. Obviously, they didn't just appear there like magic!

If anyone of you can help me here? Have you ever encountered the same issue as this one? My blog looks as though the codes were shuffled for some reason! Now, I was considering of asking some experts out there to completely change the look of my blog..

Any suggestions guys? Would really appreciate it...
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

Friday, December 26, 2008


YES, in Cuango minesite again, ever! Unfortunately, this is my husband's 10th year Christmas celebration away from family, away from home (though we've always been together but would really be nice to be in the real world, to have at least be able to feel the real spirit of the season! Mine isn't that bad, I was at home last Christmas 2005 (in Manila with my sisters) after 4 years of been stocked here (it was when we were still in Calonda).

I didn't manage to bring my camera with me, so could not attach some photographs as yet, will try this afternoon. In general was alright though we didn't stay up late, it was quite boring since the person who took over the music station decided to play boring stuffs, "soft listening" type of music, while everybody was on for dancing.

What happened? Everybody disappeared from the venue, so we did! Well, we just watched movie and woke up quite early the following morning to have organized the foods, and started my day with sparkling wine as usual.:)
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

How To Live A Debt Free Life

It may not be easy to avoid debt during tough financial times, like we have right now and it might take discipline and sacrifice sometimes, but not always I should say, especially if you really wanted something necessary! Typical example is when one of family members is critically ill and you needed to get some loan, obviously, you can't just sit down and do nothing! Loans, credits are may now easily and readily available anywhere whoever wishes to, but we have to be very careful and might as well feel better knowing our priorities, even when we have less money in our wallet, we should remember that the most important thing is paying off debt should still be our top priority.

Many people turn to their credit cards when they need money and taking up loans is an easy thing but managing them effectively is the most difficult. Debt Solutions can easily and effectively help you to tackle your debt burden and it helps you to wrap up the debt pile that you have created. They enable the borrower to manage his multiple debts with options like debt consolidation, debt negotiation, debt elimination and credit counseling. Good news for you, because at ClearDebt you will be given a chance to apply at on their IVA program and once your application is approved, up to 70% or more of your debt will be written off.

What is IVA? It is a legally binding agreement between you and all the people and organizations you owe money to (your creditors). You can try to arrange an IVA when there is no real prospect of paying off all your debts.

What does ClearDebt can do for your debts?

  • They will give you the most impartial free debt advice they can. They’ll never try to sell you anything: They don’t have telesales people.
  • They give you and your family the best possible chance of a debt free future with minimal financial stress.
  • ClearDebt is your path to a debt free future. Take the ClearDebt two-minute quick financial healthcheck and they’ll give you, free, a good idea of the seriousness (or not) of your situation and the options open to you.
Moreover, they will help you to clear your debts since:
  • An IVA will cut the amount you owe (typically by 50% but in some cases by up to 70%)
  • An IVA will freeze the interest you pay
  • An IVA will legally prevent creditors taking action against you.
Like I said, when money is tight, you'll feel better knowing that you're taking steps to secure your financial future, not putting it at risk.
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

CHRISTMAS Decors Around Poppy Crescent in Sheernes

When I was feeling very down the other day (early this week), I didn't do any work nor blogging at all! I just spent time on reading emails and cleaning spams, etc...

Made me feel the spirit of Christmas when I saw one from my my Dad-in-law with photographs around their place in UK! Wished we could be there too to see all these magnificent ornaments, that despite of the credit crunches and loads of people have been laid off from their jobs, THEY STILL MANAGED TO BUY STUFFS for this HOLIDAY SEASON and TO SHARE THE TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE HOME...

Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

Wanted to Meet Latinas Online?

This ever increasing percentage of singles who meet online than through personal encounters, it is more likely for people just stay at home, surfing the net while looking for their future partners. Before, one of my Portuguese friends used to open a particular website where he could find, chat and meet singles by their Nationality. I'm sure in every country or group of individuals there's should always be somewhere on the net they could get in touch with!
One of these websites I have just found out is, meeting Latinas online at Latina Chat Rooms. If you ever wanted to meet and talk to them or even see them on webcam, then this is your chance. Get your free membership now and get an instant access to hundreds of Latinas at Latina Chat City, who knows this could be your lucky day! Enjoy and keep your fingers' crossed....
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

JESUS Is The Reason For This Season!


Santa lives at the North Pole.
JESUS is everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleigh
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year
JESUS is an ever present help.
Santa fills your stockings with goodies
JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited
JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your heart.
You have to stand in line to see Santa
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.
Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, What's your name?"
JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly
JESUS has a heart full of love.
All Santa can offer is HO HO HO
JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says "You better not cry"
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.
Santa's little helpers make toys
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.
Santa may make you chuckle but
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

Santa is a myth
But Jesus is the Truth, the Way, and the Life
While Santa puts gifts under your tree
JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.
It's obvious there is really no comparison.

We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.
We need to put Christ back in Christmas.

Jesus is still the reason for the season.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year !!!
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

Meet and Chat People @ Online Chat City for FREE

Chatting, meeting people online and eventually decide to settle themselves in the end, has already become a norm nowadays. Nothing wrong with that I guess, its entirely up to people. This actually gives people a chance to get to know more with each other, since they spend hours and hours of chatting online and no doubt with webcams too.

Online Chat City gives its free membership where you can access hundreds of people online, see them on webcam live for absolutely 10% free as well! Get your free membership now and start looking for your prospect :)
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net

Christmas FLOWERS For My Hubby's Family in UK

Lucky for us to have finally remembered of sending CHRISTMAS GIFT SET (fresh flowers with Wine and chocolates) online from Interflora for my hubby's family in UK last night! Otherwise, would have been celebrating the season with guilt feelings inside our hearts of not doing it, but surely they don't mind. They do deliver before Christmas Eve, so they all gonna be receiving their presents from us! Look at these gorgeous photos below (1 set of Mum/Dad, 1 for my Sis-in-law and her husband and 1 set for my Bro-in-law and his wife)...

Anyway, I had to spend more than 3 hours to have finally completed my orders! I was the one struggling while my husband was enjoying having a drink with our friend... uuummm... I wasn't complaining here...hehehe :)...Its Christmas, so I chose to do it for the sake of my 2nd family! CONFIRMATION BELOW!
Yahoo bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net
[Valid RSS] Click now for eBay!