Carribean Cruise Packages

 

This is one of the postcards I received this month of December and it is from Italia.  Rob sent me two cards in swap for the two cards I sent him.  Shown here is the village of Forio is Ischia Island in Naples.  Italy is one of the countries in my list that I wanna visit in the future.   There are so many historic countries out there that makes me curious.  I wish I can have an ample time to visit some historic villages and cities. Somehow one day, I have to spend the Christmas holidays getting immersed in another culture if I am not given a gift check for a caribbean all inclusive packages

. It is just a wish. I know this year will not yet be the right year for that, but maybe in ten years, I can make my first Caribbean cruise.

Wanna come? Then wish with me and let’s begin our travel plans.

Token of Hope

The giver tagged this token as a token of hope.  The Bisdak Bloggers had a quick meet last December 22 in Cagayan de Oro City.  It was suppose to be a big meeting but because of the tragedy that hit the cities of  Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, there were only a few of us that came and most of us were victims of the flood.  Few days before the final announcement, the founder advised that if possible all can attend, and never mind the tokens and the additional food. So, I did just that.  I had no extra to buy tokens that day.  My money was just enough for fare back and forth. But some of us have already prepared their tokens, so they gave out that night.

This lamp is a symbol of hope.  That as long as there is oil in it, the lamp will keep on burning.  Same thing with our blogging career, as long as there are stories to tell, as long as there are DA offers, as long as there is still life — one can still blog.  I have many mommy friends who consider blogging as their career.  A few of them I met personally.   It is Christmas and I wish to give them blogging trophies. But since financial situation is not very favorable, then I will better save up for next year. These hard working mommies really deserved to be awarded.

The lamp I received is green one and I placed it in front of the pc in my office.  At least daily am reminded that no matter how hard trials come to our lives, there is always hope as long as there is life.

Bisdak Bloggers Meet-Up

Yesterday, I took a whole day leave thinking that I would be going to Cagayan de Oro at an early time.  But at 6 am someone came to the house to inform my mom that there is no need for her to go and pick her pension.  That was my errand so that means I don’t have to leave early.

Yesterday was also slated for another Bisdak Bloggers meet-up at 5 pm.  The whole morning I spent washing dirty clothes  caused by the flood, and then I have to change clothes for city errands.  Fortunately, I never made it to the city because I just decided to walk from IIT to Kristine’s bakeshop.  Then I came back to the hospital to pay partial the colonoscopy at the Billing then went home.

I left Iligan at exactly 4 pm.  It was my first time go go places outside my home and the hospital after the flash that hit Iligan City last Saturday.  Oh my, there was air pollution when I entered the Tambo area.  My imagination went wild right away thinking that possibly there are some dead people in their mud that is why the strong smell of decayed flesh.  Anyway, I have to cover my nose so that I won’t feel nauseated.

I arrived Cagayan de Oro at a little bit past 6 pm.  Went directly to Peking House only to realized that it was LIGHTHOUSE not Peking House.  lol! I thought they are the same HOUSE!!!! hahaha Good thing Karen Sanchez arrived a little while after me and we went to Lighthouse together.   Mommy Ruby, Mommy Dharlz and sister were already there.   Then in a while, Jude came by, Karen, and then Atty Lenie, Wheng (sister of Sheila Worthington), and then Mommy Grace.  We were only few but we had fun listening to each other’s stories.

The bus left the terminal at around 12 midnight and I arrived Iligan at 2 am.  Took a taxi from the terminal to the hospital and my daughter was still up.  Slept right away after some self clean-up because I was really tired.  Imagine I was standing for almost like 3 hours.

Anyway, I look forward to another BB meeting early next year.

I will share later the tokens I received from BBs last night.

Take Time Just for You

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Busy women know how important it is to take a few moments out of each day for themselves. Being able to take a breather each day to focus on yourself will create a more peaceful state of mind.

Many women like to go to the gym or take a quiet walk around the neighborhood. This provides a quiet moment to reflect on the day, as well as gaining some well-deserved physical activity. Any type of physical activity can reduce stress and maintain one’s focus.

Many women find taking a class in yoga will not only reduce stress, but provide a healthy mind and body as well. Others like the physicality of running. Running can help clear your mind as well as keeping you fit. And who doesn’t enjoy the outdoors?

Music to Soothe You

Another activity that can provide respite from the day’s activities is taking a few minutes to listen to your favorite music. If the kids are down for a nap, put on your favorite music on either your home entertainment center or your personal music play, sit back and enjoy.

Many women enjoy online gaming as a way to leave behind their day-to-day routines. Multi-player games are a great way to interact with other players in a fantasy world. There are many different games, including those played individually that can provide a few minutes of entertainment.

Online casino gaming is also a great way to relax. You are playing games that rely on luck and chance, as well as a certain skills and strategies. You can discover many different types of games online, as well as sites that provide casino bonuses that make playing that much more exciting.

Stay in Touch With Friends

 

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Getting together with friends is always a great way to get away from your regular schedule. Consider a regular meeting time once a week. Get a group together just to chat and have some coffee. You may find yourself sharing ideas and solutions for different situations that may have arisen. Sharing your stories with others is always a great way to relax.

Make time to go shopping for something just for you. Even if you just spend a little time window shopping, you will be able to just focus on yourself. Try on some clothes, try a new perfume sample or make up — it will refresh you both inside and out.

Taking time out for yourself is important. Once you’ve had just a little time to yourself, you can refocus your renewed energies on your job and family.

 

I Wanna Fly Again

I flew to Manila with my daughter last month.  It was just last month but now I want to fly again.  I love traveling that I wish I have work that calls for constant traveling.  I can imagine myself having breakfast in Manila, then lunch in Hongkong and then flight dinner on my way to Arabia or somewhere else.  Then after the meeting I have to catch another flight for a series of meetings in Melbourne, Australia.  Oh my mind can goes on and on when I want to dream.  I do this at times when I want to escape from reality – like there are still many flood victims outside my door waiting for medical services.    But my dream to always travel is always there.

Anyway, soon, I am going to travel again.

My daughter’s boarding pass

This is not my daughter’s first Manila trip nor her first plane ride.  She had her first when she was still more than a year old and she can’t remember a thing.  So this is her first time to really enjoy and document the trip.  This is part of her documentation, taking a photo of her boarding pass.  We flew to Manila via Cebu Pacific.  It was a ticket I bought in June while there was a zero “o” sale.  All we paid was taxes and web admin fee that totaled to :1700.00 for both of us, back and forth trips.  This was our 2011 trip as listed on our family holidays  list just like every family planning for their next holiday destination.

I have many places on my list to be visited but I plan to see them one at a time just when there are great promos to be grabbed.

In Need of Towing Agency Services

When our city was hit by flash flood Sunday 2 am, many family homes were washed out. Places used to be houses and subdivisions is now a bare place with lots of logs and cut trees from the upper area of the river.  During the high rise of water, cars were just floating aimlessly so when the water started to go down Sunday afternoon, some cars were stuck in different places.  Some in trees, some in destroyed home, some in trees, and some were just trapped with flood scraps.  I haven’t seen the places live but I’ve seen it in photos my friend took during the height of rescue.  Our city needs all the towing agency services must like the rv towing services in the States. I wish we have one of that kind of services here in our place right now so that cleaning of the place can be started and people affected can start to settle and try to move on slowly.  I am sure towing services is a big help right now to those volunteers who is clearing up the affected areas.

I Love the PMC Tokens!

 

These are just some of the forty plus token I received from PMC moms during the 2nd Grand Eyeball in Manila last November 22.  So I really made sure during the first few days before departure to purchase a baggage allowance.  And I was not really wrong about the idea because on our flight bag, I had a bit more stuff compared to the time when we flew in.    Thanks to all generous sponsors who really help made the event more fun and memorable for those who attended.

It was the tokens and giveaways that made me decide not to buy more niceties for gifts because of the baggage allowance.  I may have the budget to shop for more but I don’t have any budget for excess baggage fee. So I really sticked to the 15 kilos allowed to be checked-in.  My daughter and I had a chance to roam in shopping stalls but I told her we should stop doing it because we are not buying anyway. But if I had seen some jewelry supplies that are affordable, surely I would grab some because I can just place it in my handbag. Good thing I did not bring my heavy laptop or else I will need more strength to carry all my stuff.

Now let me continue this collage thing am doing to be shared here later.