Friday, December 24, 2010

A golden opportunity to earn

We have reigned supreme over the tempt of holiday sale so you are now left with the thought of what you are going to do with the bonuses the we received from our bosses ? Our economy has not yet fully recovered from the slump so we must put our money in investment that will surely reap its rewards. Currently, the United States Gold Bureau allows you to purchase silver, gold or other precious metals and coins available immediate personal delivery or arrange for convenient and safe storage at an independent bank or depository.
Why buy gold bullion? World demand for gold now exceeds annual production since 1990. As an investment product, gold is available in coin or ingot form. What are Ingots? They are generally gold of pure bullion cast in a convenient size and shape. Coins that have a currency value or are actually defined as ingots.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My list of must haves

I am into running nowadays. Although I am not that hardcore I have jumpstarted my interest for running. I used to run on Saturday or Sunday mornings around our area but lately I have settled in circling the oval of UP Diliman. I have my Samsung Omnia Pro’s Music Player as company in my rounds but I am having a hard time running because it’s bulky and the sounds skip as I run. Since I was really fond of Sony Walkman, I started to search for a Walkman player sans the cell phone functionality.
I was walking in Trinoma yesterday and as I passed by Automatic Center, my attention was caught by the Walkman on the shelf.

I learned that it is the Sony Walkman E Series and what was left on the shelf is a 2-gig version which is about to be phased out and they do not have price of the last piece. Since I am not in the mood to argue why the heck they still put it on display when they have no plans of selling it, I was intrigued by this cute-looking Walkman W Series.

It is Sony’s take on iPod Shuffle taking a notch up a bit by making it wrap-around integrating player and ear buds in a single unit. It is water resistant and washable; Wearable and wire free; compatible with Media Player and iTunes; has a very convenient three-minute quick charge that allows for 90-minute playback.
It sells for P5999 and I am dying to have it.
I like!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Almost but not quite

I was tuned into the Team Indonesia and Azkals fight for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 in the last 30 minutes of the game. Team Indonesia is up by only one point. Team Azkals are fighting so hard to score a goal but fate was not on their said, even the referee who called questionable fouls against our team.
My heart was really racing watching the game. Our team put up a very good fight and gave team Indonesia a run for their money.
Reviews from sports fanatics have a common comment about our beloved team, that they have improved way better compared to how they fared 12 years ago.
With the outpour of support from the Filipino people and hopefully the government, Team Azkals shows no sign of stopping.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

The season to be jolly!

The Philippine Soccer Team (Azkals) has proven its potential of soaring high in the football league as they scored the final goal to get a chance in being in the semifinals in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 (Group B) in Vietnam. The team beaten the defending champion Vietnam, 2-0 in their Group B match.
The final draw will be on Wednesday with Myanmar determines the country’s standing in the final four.
The team headed by coach Simon McMenemy has arrived in the country and they were surprised to be welcomed by tons of press people congratulation them for their recent victory.
The AFF Suzuki Cup is a biennial football competition organized by the ASEAN Football Federation and being played in by the Southeast Asian teams.
Let us all root for the team and for Phil Younghusband (he scored the final goal).

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Super sexy prenup

The prenuptials video and pictures of former beauty queen Maggie Wilson and fiancé Victor Consunji are stirring controversy. The video went viral and raking rants and raves. Opposite views are based on the racy poses, attires and steamy make out sessions. Some say that it actually qualifies as post nuptials photos as the video suggests engaging sex. In a Christian country where some still considers pre-marital sex as taboo, the concept is unacceptable.
I understand that the two have been living in together for quite some time and I do not want to be hypocrite about it. As Maggie says in her Twit: Hate it or love it, it is my video.
So haters, zip it up!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Getting a good night sleep

Before I picked up my soiled linens and clothes from the dormitory, I thought of getting new linens for my bed. I am thinking of sferra sheets to make my short stay in the dorm worthwhile. I really want to have comfortable yet fancy sheets that are easy on the budget. I wonder where I could get some here in the metro.

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A useful strip

Our fun run happened this Sunday and I was surprised to see tons of people participated in the event. I liked looking at people in different running gears and some even wore these abrasives that are actually had the purpose of supporting muscles from being strained. It was really a fun filled event and I was happy that I was able to finish the 10k in 2 hours. Ha ha!

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Giving a good relief

The caregiver to our patient in the ward is planning to go abroad. He is actually finishing her course in a massage therapy schoolmassage therapy school as this would make her eligible to land a caregiver job in Canada. She is really excited discussing what she learns in school everyday and giving me a sample of her skills really proves that she is learning a lot.

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A new chapter in his life

I caught up with an old friend online and I am excited to learn that he has now a work in Canada. He has been waiting to be reunited with his family there and he was afraid of letting go of his career here. He prayed that he would land a very good paying job there that would sustain his new family life there. He has searched through construction jobs online and finally he got a very good deal. I am really happy for him.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Summer getaway

Before capping off the night last night, we agreed to having an out of the country vacation together. Since they are now earning big time, they are convincing me on getting the Branson vacationBranson vacation package. I wish I could save up more money so that I could enjoy our vacation. I need to work hard so I could earn extra and have something I could use for next year’s getaway.

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Luckier than the lottery winner

My former colleague feels so blesses because along with the hefty separation he got from work, he got these Europe and US Visas. He would start first with Asian conquest then head straight to the US to visit his folks. He said that he will make sure that he will visit his grandmother in Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina that he misses so much. He wants to settle down there because as a nurse and a loving grandson, he wants to personally take care of his abolita.

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A holiday treat

After our dinner, my friend asked me to go around the mall to look for something that he could buy. Rich kids are like that, they buy things for the sake of buying. Anyway, our feet led us to an appliance store and our eyes got glued to the amazing tv stands which are on sale. Well in time for the holiday season and for the huge separation pay that he got from work, I agreed on getting a piece of it right away!

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Great time with old friends

After long time of planning and bargaining, I and my former officemates have finally met. It was actually initiated by my other colleague and he asked us out for a dinner on him. We decided to fill our tummies at Claw Daddy in Shangri-La mall in Mandaluyong. For starter, we ordered Chicken Caesar Salad which is my all time fave. Then we ordered a whole baby back ribs, carbonara and chicken platter. I found nothing special with their carbonara and the chicken platter but I give a thumbs up to their baby back ribs. Although, the gathering was a little over 2 hours (because the other colleague has a trip to catch), it was a meet up full of stories and catching ups. Until next time!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lovin' recyclin'

We were at Starbucks in Tagaytay the other week and as I usually do, I check on the store’s merchandising material. My attention was particularly caught by their promotional tote bags for Christmas as their take on the campaign to reuse and recycle for the green earth program. The bag only costs for a little over P300 and it has a pocket for a tumbler which I find very cool and useful.

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Making the pain go away

I was called to help the other nurse at the other ward to sponge bathe a patient who was on complete bed rest. The patient is a consultant in our hospital who had an accident. Since she is at time in terrible pain due to broken bones, she was advised to use heated mattress pads that help her relax her muscles. As a doctor, she does not want to solely depend on narcotics to ease her pain away. I admire her for that.

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Making life much more easy

I just got home from the Professional Regulation Commission main office in Manila to renew my license and as expected it was tiring as always. The long lines become extra long due to manual entry of payment on the official receipt form. I wish that they could allot budget for a receipt printer that would make the work easier for the clerks and at the same time easier for the clients to accomplish their errands.

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Longing for a vacation

The preparation for our family’s summer vacation is adding to the stress that is accumulating in my system completing the critical care course. I wish that I could put someone in charge of the hotel and flight bookings. It just occurred to me that there are vacation rentals outer banks that would rid me of the additional stress. I could now kick back, relax and wait for the long vacation days next year!

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Suddenly I see!

I know that the pre-channelling interview was so over and there is nothing I can do to rub the impression I have made off of the panellists. I just cannot help but smirk when I think how stupid I felt that time I was in the grilling room. I felt like I was trapped in a smoke-filled room that is caught on fire and I was struggling to get myself out of the inferno. It was pretty intense and given the fact that I suck at interviews, it really comes handy when you know the answers to the questions that were thrown at you. Suddenly, it is like seeing exit signs in times of emergency.

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All that glamour and honor

People are very busy this last quarter of the year. There are parties here and there, awarding ceremonies everywhere. In our institution alone, there have been three medical conventions and topping each occasion was the awarding of plaques to those who were recognized for the contribution to the development of some aspect in the medical field. You could see each individual flashing their best smiles on the red carpet before the blinding flashes of the cameras.

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Paying is a breeze

It is Christmas time and along with this comes the holiday rush everywhere even in the banks. I lump my errands altogether so I would only have a single trip to the bank in a month. Along with the deposit transaction, I also include paying for my bills so waiting in line would be all worth it. The line would not take it that long as the tellers already use barcode scanner so they would be rid of the hassle of typing the very long account or reference number for the service you are paying for.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Living the healthy life

I read somewhere that getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night allows for the regeneration of cell that died for one reason or another. Apart from this, we also need to live a stress free life, quit from unhealthy vices and do exercises regularly.
I am trying to start on these things because living a healthy life is the best wrinkle eye cream that one can put on her face.

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I need some sleep

I have been trying to catch up on my sleep ever since the critical care course training has ended. I try to get at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep whenever I am off duty. Last night, I slept before 12 midnight and was awakened at 10 in the morning. I got back to sleep and when I woke up it is 1pm already! A good beauty rest is like getting the best (anti) wrinkle cream in the market.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

My favourite is a hit

It started out of curiosity. I always pass by this barbecue joint along Visayan cor Leyte Streets in Sampaloc, Manila. Unlike other barbecue stands, my attention was caught by the seemingly clean preparation ala home style or back yard barbecuing. They sell quarter portions of chicken breasts and thighs, pig’s ears and cheeks, pork barbecue and liempo. They are all marinated in home made barbecue
sauce which are not purely soy sauce or coloring.They do not sell animal intestines though. Since it is along the road, they make sure that the products are protected from dusts and other “unidentified floating objects”, they keep them covered.

My particular favourite is the chicken breast. It is not that salty and it has enough of garlic and pepper and sweetener.
The vinegar that comes with the package gives the sour touch to the barbecue.
The joint opens at 4:00pm and closes before 9:00pm or earlier if the stuff gets sold out.
For P55 for a quarter chicken, it is surely worth it.

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Instant yet lasting relief

I almost lost my composure the other day. I have the most terrible headache I have experienced. At first, I thought it was just my normal sniffles coupled with headache but when I reached the hospital the condition was severed by the traffic pollution. My tears were falling off my eyes as I was trying to listen to the endorsement. I had popped antihistamine and paracetamol already but there was no relief. I suspected that it might a migraine. I began looking for the best treatment for migraines so that it will not ruin my day next time.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

A helping hand

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My make shift project runway

Since my allotted day to shop for my graduation dress was taken back, I had to raid my close to recycle. I have not worn my dresses for over a year now. I had major switch in lifestyle and fashion sense ever since I joined the medical service field.
After trying on piles and piles of outfits, I have decided to be on the safe side. The occasion called for a Sunday dress but since we were allowed to take it up to the next level, I sensed that the dress code would turn into semi formal or party attire.
I got this floral dress from the Landmark and since I am a sucker for black tights, I decided to bring out the fashionista in me.
I want to fashionable yet comfortable and I think I somehow pulled it off as I got some compliments that as if I was hitting the runway.

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Tagaytay’s finest

As graduation celebration, my in-house classmates and I headed to Tagaytay to literally chill. We left Manila at around 5:00pm and the horrendous traffic left us on the road, starving, for 2 hours. Jason, who knows every good hang out and dining place, drove us to LZM food restaurant boasting of the resto’s sumptuous bulalo and kare-kare,
He did not fail our expectations as I have tasted the best kare-kare ever. The usual ingredients are there but what it makes a cut above the rest is the peanut sauce. It so tasty that you could actually eat it all alone (ofcourse with rice)

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Getting the best education

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It brings unique approach to cosmetology education to a newer market. It provides an exceptional education that gives benefits to the students, salon communities the public as a whole. In return, they are expected to provide high quality and yet discounted services to the public with more than 50 years of expertise in providing quality education, it is enough to say that being a graduate of Regency, one can be assured that he or she can be among the sought after salon stylist in the entire US.

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The tune out zone

The place in Capitol Hill is a WiFi zone so while waiting for our friends to arrive, we sort killed time by surfing the net. Our cell phones were all WiFi ready so we were able to update our FaceBook accounts. It was like a Cyber Monday on a Friday. We tuned out from the chaotic city life and were confined in the comfort of the internet technology. We were too engrossed that we lost track of time.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Graduation getaway

Two days before our graduation from the Critical Care Course, my co-staff nurses decided to go out of town, specifically in Tagaytay, right after our graduation.
The rites ended by lunch time and after some photo opps we agreed to hit the road. We were disappointed to learn that some of our friends who are members of the research team were asked to stay behind for their mock presentation.
Talk about being considerate. The research head promised that they will start exactly at two and will send our friends off at 3pm. We decided to wait for them at a bar in Capitol Hills.
The guys had some bottles of beer at Gerry’s. The place was very relaxing as it is situation overlooking the near by towns.
We have sort of chilled a while.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gwyneth sings country

I first heard her sing Just my Imagination with Babyface way back 200 for the movie Duets. It was followed by another cover of Betty Davis’ eyes. Her voice it somewhat soothing and I know the girl can sing but she showed her serious singing chops all on her own when she rocked out a country song at the CMA awards for her latest flick Country Strong. This gave her a standing ovation from the crowd including celebrity couple Tim McGraw and Nicole Kidman.
Just when you thought is a one shot deal, you’d be excited to learn that Paltrow will be belting out as Holly Holiday on Glee.
Is she shifting gears from acting to singing?

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I wanna be a health buff

I feel so desperate to lose my weight. I know that I could run and shed away my extra pounds but the thing is my schedule would not allow me to do so. The holiday season is coming and feasting on unhealthy treats would result in additional kilos in my body. My constant flight on foot from the hospital basement to the fourth floor would not be sufficient to burn the fats I am foreseeing to gain. I am thinking of popping some diet pills but before I try that I will try my hardest to enrol to a gym so I would require to do some cardio workout.

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All around me

I have once tried to deal away from soda, specifically Coke. I remember not getting a taste of it for more than two years and now my addiction to it started to haunt me. I can skip rice during meal time but I feel so deprived when there is no Coke to chug the food down and the effect goes straight to my waist and hips. If I could not get away from it, I need the best diet supplements to help me keep fit in my uniform.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bullions are not just for cooking

I think before people used bullion for cooking they have learned about the gold and silver bullions that have been around for ages.
Gold or silver bullions are made from their purest form intended shaped and customized for ease in transport and storage.
While people are hopping on the franchising bandwagon, more serious investors are into buying these forms of precious metals. The US government gives as the signal about the right time to buy gold which is right about now.
Gold bullion is a unique form of investment . Since the ancient times, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans has strong affinity for it.

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Way cheaper deals

Receiving the reply from Agoda customer service, it occurred to me why not contacting and reserving room at USA Hostel directly?
I checked on USA Hostel website and tried to book the same room for the same dates and I found out that it is cheaper by USD 20. I hope I could still get the same rate and room once I have cleared my credit card.
I am still awaiting confirmation from them.

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The Agoda hotels

In search for better hotek deals, my niece suggested Agoda hotels that offers online hotel reservations as they have direct contact with the best hotels almost all over the world.
Since my booking needs is different from what they have online, I tried to pitch in some questions via their customer support. I am pleased how swift and details they have answered my queries. While they claim that they offer the cheapest hotel rates, they latet email gave me an idea to search for the hotel's contact details. I shall be making transactions directly to the hotel. I need to get the lowest yet the best deals.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Let the search begin

It is still more than 3 months until our most awaited vacation abroad and I can’t fight the excitement. Since I did not avail of the travel package I am keeping myself absorbed checking the best hotel or even lodge deal. While I do not want to splurge on the place where we will just check in our things and sleep at night, I still want our stay there to be comfortable. My niece who has been in HK this year gave me this website that offers according to its claims, the best hotel rates. The site is easy to navigate and I am thinking that it has pci hosting because the site is user friendly. I wrote the site my concerns and I will have to find out if they are fast enough to answer their customers’ needs.

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The gold bullion

I am sure you are familiar to gold and gold bards but what on earth is gold bullion?
It is pure gold in small block form and what am I talking about really?

It is good to know that the US Gold Bureau has given its commitment to serving your precious metal investment needs. Now more than ever, you could be rest assured that your investment will have its rewards in the near future.
Gold procurement has been recognized since the ancient times as one of the best ways to preserve a person’s purchasing power and of course to preserve his wealth. It is safe to say that you could never go wrong with owning gold bullion.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

When you have to scratch the itch

I love hanging out with people who have great interest in food. Good food does not have to be expensive. I actually love to dig in large serving of food that would not drain my pocket.
For our critical care course lunch break, my classmate asked us out to lunch. He drove us to UP Village which is just near the hospital. The place is about around 50 sqm. It is called Pakibalot Panciteria Binondo Cooking. From the business name itself you would think that it might have started as To-go eatery which was converted in dine-in food store.
Anyway, for around P150 each person we got to enjoy all time Pinoy favourites: lechon kawali, fried lumpia, pancit, rice and tokwa’t baboy. We shove all this hear-friendly treats with two liters of Coke. What makes this resto a cut above the usual Pinoy dining place is that the food is really good and the price is just right. Servings are huge enough for four persons.
We left the resto with a promise to come another day for another gastronomic satisfaction.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My fashion 911

I am on the verge of panicking as my graduation draws near. The coordinator says we just have to be in our best Sunday dress and it is up to us whether we want to take it a notch higher. From the pictures I saw in the past for the course’s graduation, I could say that attendees took it way notches higher. I do not want to break my bank just to get in the best outfit but I need to present myself in a manner that I would not look like an outcast.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

One bullion at a time

When the opportunity to earn comes along your way will you let go of it? Of course not. But what if it is in the form that is not known to you? You might think again.
As a form of investment, now is the right time to buy gold bullion as the demand of its production has exceeded yearly production.
If it is your first time to go for this type of investment or you are anxious to learn about it, you could rely on the US Gold Bureau in providing metals investments needs. You might say that gold bullion is a unique investment and you are right about that since the ancient times, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans has strong affinity for it.

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Getting things in order

I learned from my co-staff nurse that they have indeed availed of the HK-Disneyland package. The cost reached about less than P20,000 for each person. I think I could save more by booking the flight, the accommodation and Disneyland trip separately. I think I would have enough time to do it all in time for our flight in March. I just want this trip to be happy and memorable as possible for all of us.

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