Booking for Cheap Holidays

I love to travel just like anyone who can grab a bag anytime and hop on a bus, boat, or plane every time there is a chance to travel.  That is the reason why I always look forward to cheap holidays offers.   We are not millionaires so a sale on tickets sounds like music to the ears — for me and my friends whose feet itches when there is a cheap offer.

Last year, my friend booked me and 4 others including her husband to a 4 days trip to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.  It was  a quick decision or else any minute the sale ticket will be gone because many people from all over the country waits up for one peso sale.


So today, we flew from Cagayan de Oro City and at the moment we are waiting for our boarding time. We have an hour more to go to be online here and to send messages to our family.  It’s a quick trip to see places in that city.  This trip also includes one day trip to Pnom Pehn.

Our kids are not with us on this trip but we hope next time next year, all of us will be on board and will enjoy the trip together.  So, everyday, I have to check online for many holiday sale offers.  The earlier one books, the better is the chance of real cheap offers.

September 11: We Remember

My 9112012 peace globe.

To all who perished that day.

To all who were affected of the tragedy that day –

be it



psychologically —

you are never forgotten!

You’re ALL specially remembered today.

People around the globe is praying for peace to reign in our hearts, our home, and our planet, today and every day.

Yesterday I visited the post office and a couple of the cards that I received were from someone in New York and it is a card that suppose to be showing the Twin Towers in place.  Thank you Dinna for sharing.  I was really happy to receive the cards and then at a moment was sad when I remember that fateful day.  I was not in NY that day nor I was in America but it was like the whole world cried in sadness that day.



The peace globe template is a creation of Mimi and I decorate it with an old postcard that still shows the Twin towers.  I thought it was taken from the same angle shown in the first postcard, but I realized it was taken at another side of the river.

Where ever you may be now, may you pause awhile to whisper a prayer for the people who ought not to be forgotten this particular day – September 11.

It has been a busy bee past days and there are days that I am off from Facebook.  Good thing I read Mimi’s reminder last night that it’s time to make a 9/11 remembrance again.  So Mimi, thanks for the invitation.  You may visit some if not all entries from Facebook’s Peace Bloggers and Blog Blast for Peace.

A Year Older Glass for Her

For a busy buddy like me, shopping in an online for giveaways or a birthday gift is the most convenient thing to do.  Some rich people can hire people to do their shopping for them, but for me, i’d rather order directly online and deliver the gift direct to the celebrator.  My birthday is still a year away but I do love this –


Very nice drinking mug at home while at work or even in the office. I got one of an angry bird right now, but I won’t mind changing it to this. If no one can have the heart to send me this as a gift, then i’d better order it as a treat to myself and hey I will pick one for my daughter, too!


It is the daughter’s birthday in a few days. Meaning she will turn a year older. So this pint glass is just an ideal one for her. We have agreed that I won’t be preparing anything for her birthday so that I can save up whatever pesos I can save for a nice phone (a bit hightech) she wants me to buy in December. She could have wanted it this time, but she knows too, my funds are low.  I thank the Lord for giving me an understanding daughter.

How time flies, she will be turning fourteen.  I can still recall the day when I gave birth to her.  I was sleepless for more than 12 hours because I was in pain.  It was a painful delivery.  I wish there were available bloopers while in labor so that at least it could make me laugh or smile. Later as I listened to her coo and gave me her smile whenever she is called by name, it reminds me that the pain was worth it.

I just wish that my daughter would appreciate this gift.

Meeting of Great Minds

The president called up for a meeting last Friday – the meeting of great minds.  As usual I was late – more late because I took the longer route to reach the venue.  It took me an hour kasi to look for the receipts.  I had them hidden away pala up in the locker to avoid flood waters.  hahaha And then I forgot which bag I placed it, so I have to look over my bedroom. When all the nooks were checked, I then decided that the receipts were in one of the luggage on top of my locker. Indeed it was there!

I thought it would be a meet and greet with new members, but then it is more of meeting new faces and they are not yet officially members of the society.  I am hoping and praying that those new faces will become active in the upcoming activities.

Here are some of the docs that will prove the event happened: hahaha

— most of the members of the core group

–and the new faces arrived just minutes after each other

–courtesy of Lai Mirasol, our web content manager and the owner of pinaytravelista

–the awarding is done.

I am Lovin’ the 50’s and 60’s Songs

and hey i am not yet that old.  hahaha

Listen to them each song/vid one at a time and tell me then if you love them or hate them…

I love them all!  At this moment I am downloading more songs into one folder for times when I need to clear my head but just think back and enjoy my thoughts of younger and childhood days.

Disclaimer: these vids are not mine. 

Spruce Up Your Bedroom With a Platform Bed, Stylish Shams and Much More

PhotobucketSo, your bedroom has looked the same for the last five years and is beyond time for a makeover. Never fear! With just a few additions and a little creativity, you can have a totally revamped bedroom in no time. By simply changing the style of your bed, altering the color scheme of the room and adding a few well-placed accessories and highlights, you can completely transform the decor of any bedroom to achieve the look you desire. Learn how adding a platform bed, stylish pillows and new shams is a quick way to get the room of your dreams.

As the centerpiece of any bedroom, your bed greatly influences the overall look of the room. With a platform-style bed, you can go a lot of different directions with your decor. These beds are simple and go with nearly everything, yet are chic and stylish enough to maintain a modern look. You can find these beds in oak, teak, leather and more. You can choose from a range of different styles, from tapered-leg platform beds to multiple-drawer storage platform beds. Next, is on to adding some new and fashionable pillow shams. Shams can greatly enhance the appeal of any room. Choose the color of your shams to coordinate with the rest of the room, and select a style that suits your decor of choice. Ruffled shams, tiered voile shams and scallop shams are all popular choices. To put a finishing touch on your bedroom, accent other pieces of furniture with pillows or throws in tones that complement the room.

All in all, it only takes a little effort, creativity and a few dollars to drastically alter the look of your bedroom for the better. Browse through a variety of styles of platform beds, shams and more to find the ideal solution for creating your dream bedroom.


Skywatch Friday: A Comeback Entry

It’s been ages since the last time I made an entry to this sky photos meme.  I love making sky photos but due to work, I just have the sky photos in my pc file.  But now, I am thinking that I will submit an entry whenever I can.  I maybe late at times, but late is better than never. Right?

So for 2012 – here’s my share for today:



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