Thursday, November 27, 2008

Holiday Glasses from Zenni

The holidays are here again. For those who have less than perfect vision, I bring you good news. Holiday glass frames from Zenni Optical are now made available for you online. The popular online eyeglasses shop has presented its collection. Where else can you find $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses that are as durable and well crafted as Zenni’s?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Whatever Happened to Our "Monday Detox Day"?

It was two weeks ago when the hubby announced that Mondays are going to be our detox day. Only veggies and fruits for us throughout the day. For some reason, because of our little guy and me getting sick, there was really no way I could go pick out veggies and fruits for us to consume for the day.
It would have been a great plan, except that we only did it only a single Monday. That was a couple of weeks back. I really would like for that to resume. If it can't be Monday, then we have to offset one day from the week.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Sweet Sister

As expected, I had to pre arrange some baby sitting task to someone for the hubby and I to have been able to attend the 2nd Homeschool Conference yesterday at CCF. My dear sister was the default, as usual. Having no nanny, it is not really easy for us to just leave our son to a stranger. It has to be someone who loves him. That is undoubtedly my one and only sister, Rose.

We left the house at past seven in the morning! I swore we were going to be so late! The convention was at eight. I just had to check everything around the house. Making sure the cooking gas is turned off, among other things. We have been seeing a whole lot of gas fires and electric fires in the news lately and we should really be cautious. It is good that in this tropical country we don’t need any of those hole in the wall fires, although it should be a great aesthetics in the home.

I really appreciate my sis. She had to sacrifice yesterday her visit to the gym just to care for my little one. She would diligently SMS me how my son is doing and thank God he did not get any fever the whole day yesterday.

The Homeschool Convention was a Blast!

I was never more convinced to homeschool my child than today! The convention that the hubby and I attended yesterday was a blast! I was not feeling well still, but the effort that we gave to attend that convention was well worth it.

Remember the post I did a few days back, reporting that my son was now fever free. Apparently, yesterday at 2 A.M. I woke up and felt his skin hotter than usual. He had a slight fever. The cold virus hasn't left our abode just yet. So as expected we lost sleep again over making sure his temparature doesn't shot up again. Ergo, we went to the conference lacking sleep.
We are happy to announce that we are considering not to homeschool our kid for just one year but for several years! :-)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Writing, Chicago-Style Course

I am so thrilled! I just got this free online course from Brightstorm and the title of the course is Writing Chicago Style. It is a great online education site that is basically designed for high schoolers. Being a licensed professional teacher, I am so inclined to looking into these kinds of teaching modules and online courses basically because I am concerned about the quality of education students get from their regular school.

Going back to the course that I just availed of, I vouch for it as very effective and its value for money is outstanding. What could be more fun that learning like this. If more courses are given like this then I will not be the least surprised if we get outstanding students in no time. The content is no question very professional.

I love how Katie Aquino was able to get her message across and told her listeners why being able to communicate effectively in life is very important. It is just like getting inside a classroom and really learning not just the basics but advance stuff in the most interesting and fun way there is! I love how she classified the kinds of essay and its essential components. How many years have students are expected to write essays without having been told first about these basics, the foundation! I am so sure you are going to love Brightstorm like I do. Head out to the site and Sign up for a free brightstorm acocunt!

Finally Fever Free!

I am so happy that our little guy is finally free of fever since yesterday afternoon. I'm sure you will understand if you are a parent and your son just caught the virus that you just got out from.

I have lost sleep for days since he first had the flu. I am so going to have him get his flu shot as soon as he recovers. The flu virus has mutated like never before and it is really crazy how it could get to your system without warning.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Plug In Profit Site that Works!

I am sure that like me, you must have heard about a handful of make money online schemes. I wasn’t the least interested until I met for myself someone who has actually made money online. When I met this person for myself and few others more, I knew I was in for the ride. I recently just stumbled upon this Plug-In Profit Site and I got hooked as I was introduced to the benefits and feasibility of earning from affiliate marketing.

As a work from home mom like myself, anyone would understand why I would always been in a look out for that lucrative home business. For me it was the testimonial that they have in their page how simple restaurant worker made a fortune by just giving this kind of thing a try. This worker is currently earning over $10,000 and it has been so from the twenty fourth month that he has tried it. If I would be given that same chance, who am I to refuse it, right?

There will be three very easy steps to follow and you will given this brand new site that is fully loaded absolutely free, at your very disposal. There really is nothing that you can lose but everything to gain.

The 2nd Philippine Homeschool Conference

The hubby and I are excited! We will be attending the 2nd Philippine Homeschool Conference this coming Saturday. I have pre arranged with my sister and she agreed to baby sit for me for that day.

It will be a whole day event and we are hopeful about the different things that we will be learning about homeschooling. I will definitely keep you posted. :-)

Operation Mojo

Who has not heard about Nat and Alex! Do you know that this coming Saturday, that is November 22 you can tune in to do a live chat with Nat and Alex Wolff themselves. Yes the same cutie pies from The Naked Brother Band. This will be done as a apart of their new premiere, “Operation Mojo.” The thing is Nat has lost his Mojo and the Band going into doing some Dudification of sorts.

Having said this, do you know that there are three ways that you can help Nat get his mojo back? The first one is you can watch and share Nat’s YouTube videos to at least five friends. Second, is subscribe to their YouTube channel and lastly is make it your homepage? Pretty easy, right?
Nat and Alex Wolff’s website is where children get to have clean fun and get to enjoy video and audio entertainment, interactive games and activities and even chatting sessions with other kids. For a parent like myself, it is a great relief to know that all of these are done within a safe and closely monitored by adults. One thing for sure, this site does not just put a smile of the kids’ faces but to their respective parents as well.

Health Update

Two days after my son caught the flu, we are still managing his fever. The hubby and I have been losing sleep over alternately giving him his sponge bath. Being still sick myself, my not getting enough sleep is causing my getting well a major delay. I still have bad cough and colds.

I am still regularly giving our son Prpopolis Gold every waking hour. He does not need to take in Ibuprofen when I do, although he still gets momentarily hot. We just give him paracetamol when that happens and it responds quickly. I hope he gets better really soon.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Golf Shop

I am glad to report that I am way better now than the previous days. The Probiotic Propolis that I took these last two days really did wonders on me. Now it should be done. I have to get myself trim. I no longer need to wait for the Fit game console that has been my reason for months to delay my getting down to a regular exercise.

If truth be told, I could very much involve myself in a handful of sports. There are a lot of sports one can seriously get involve in. This time around my reason will not be to pass time because I honestly do not have the luxury of time, but for health reasons I will gladly involve myself in a brand new sports.

The one sport that intrigues me is golf. Although playing this sport is more costly than other sports, I still would like to think that I would be able to try this out in the future. There are a few necessary gadgets and equipment that one needs to be able to play. The right Golf shop should be as accessible as If you are anywhere near Europe, you might want to check out this German golf portal that will be at your service. They have the best golf clubs and every other golf gadget you can think of. Those who are into the sport will be thrilled to know that this site provides all the information you need about different golf locations and their features, even golf club fitting info. We all know that a lot of people perceive this hobby as a luxury sport. A lifestyle. But then again, we have to give it to them that they deserve the fun they get from the sport, even as they can very well afford it.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bad Bug

Whatever bug that was, it sure made my week horrible! I have been down with the flu since Tuesday last week. As much as I would like to keep my distance from my little guy, he just refuses to not kiss me. I have praying since that he does not get whatever virus that got me so miserably sick this past week. The hubby has colds already. I hope the buck stops right here.

The Flat Belly Diet

After having been bombarded with diet pills here and there, I’m sure all those who have been dieting for so long will take this good news to heart. I know I did! I was never on the heavy side but for some reason I have had this nagging belly fat for years and learning about this new diet that everyone is talking about – The Flat Belly Diet, gives me a newfound hope of finally getting rid of these unwanted body fats.

The best thing about it is there is no exercise required! I admit to being too lazy and with all the things I do on an everyday basis, you have to give that inch of slack. This is why this diet is totally an answered prayer for me.
The Fat Belly Diet was developed by the editor of Prevention Magazine and it is based on a scientific program which is based on consuming mono-unsaturated fats every single meal. By following this regimen, the potential belly fats that you can lose is up to fifteen pounds in just thirty two days. Now, that really is something. A diet that finally works!

The team that came up with this diet is looking for recruits to try the Fat Belly Diet free of charge and write about their experiences on their websites. All accepted participants get to receive a Fat Belly Diet book, free one year website subscription and membership to the exclusive Success Story Club.

From 29,000,000 to 2,574,701 in 3 Days

It's Alexa rank, my dear readers. The blog that I am referring to is my newly claimed one If that wasn't surprising, then I don't know what is! Although I expected an improvement to my stats, I never thought it would only take three days of Entrecard dropping.

Now can you blame me if I continue to rave on my love for Entrecard? Incidentally, please know that my ReviewsCorner site is currently open for link exchanges. Just leave a message to any of my entries on that page, link me up and I will surely link back to yours. Hope to see you there! :-)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Emotional Intelligence Assessment

More than just the Intelligence Quotient, what the hubby and I happen to believe that is more important is our son's Emotional Intelligence. We know that this will determine his success more than his I.Q. It has been proven time and again that it is the biggest factor that will spell out the quality of life that he will have in the future.

In line with this, one great tool for assessment of a person's emotional intelligence is the 360 defree feedback. Swing by their site and learn more how to avail of their services.

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The rules for work are changing. People are being judged differently: not just by how intelligent they are or by their training and expertise, but also by how well they handle themselves and each other.

The new rules predict who is most likely to become a star performer in their field of work and are crucial to their marketability for future jobs.

These rules have little to do with what we were told was important in school: academic abilities are largely irrelevant to this new standard. The new measure: Emotional Intelligence (EQ) takes for granted having enough intellectual ability to do our jobs. Emotional Intelligence focuses instead on personal qualities or emotional competencies based on

Self Awareness - Managing Emotions - Self Motivation - Managing Relationships - Emotion Coaching.
One of the most effective ways to develop Emotional Intelligence is to use the Appraisal360 Emotional Intelligence tool monitor real life behaviour. Appraisal360 specialise in providing online 360 degree feedback (multi-rater feedback) tools to support companies with the development of their staff.

Appraisal360 Emotional Intelligence uses a structured competency based questionnaire focussed around the definitions of Emotional Intelligence. Firstly, the user fills in the questionnaire with their self -perceptions. Then six people who know that person, boss, colleagues etc, are asked to fill in the same questionnaire with their perceptions of that person. The system compiles an easy to understand report which highlights strengths and weaknesses and areas where the user's self perception differs from other people's perception of them. It also comes with a set of learning materials to help turn the report into action. A matching support and mentoring service is also available. By using this tool you can help your staff develop their Emotional Intelligence in the workplace.

Introducing ReviewCorner.Org

I am thrilled to announce my brand new domain, Reviews Corner. An inspiration came to me two days ago and I knew I had to choose between claiming a domain for this blog that I used to have hosted via Blogger or just leave it to be dominated by paid posts. I want more than just the latter.

I knew I could do better than just do paid posts on the said blog. I have so much to say about a lot of things that I encounter on a daily basis. From baby things, to financial investments, even movies and books. Talk about Reviews Galore, and that's what that site is going to have. Swing by the site and it is now officially open for link exchanges. Just leave a comment to any of the blog posts.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm Driving One

One of the things I love is speed up on the highway like a race car driver. In a crowded city like where we live in, I could possibly do that an hour before dawn. I don’t race cars, but I dream of doing that. My husband drives like a mad man and always looks like he is on a race track. I guess that makes two of us. And you shouldn’t be the least surprised to learn that our little guy is mad about cars too. He has the thrill of his life when the hubs would fly through all those other newer model cars on the road. We will just be surprised as the little guy says bye-bye to the rest of the other cars we practically have flown by. When the hubby stops on an intersection to get ready, the little guy would cheer his papa on with, “You can do it, pops!”

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And History Unfolds

I would not like to go political in this blog, but even as I have read yesterday about a preacher's vision upon this upcoming election, I cannot also help but feel unsettled. Today, as my father announced to me and my sister as we were in a conference via YM, that McCain has conceded, I felt sad for America and for the rest of the world.

But then again, as I read through the complete text of the Senator's concession speech, I was encouraged to keep on praying for United States. It is God who places authorities to their seats. His grace will be sufficient.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Movies Stuff

Movies touch a cord in most of us ... drama, comedy, suspense, romance, sports, documentary ... you name it ... the following questions just keep the conversation going!

Fake Eggs from China!

It is heartbreaking. Just when we are still not over this Melamine scare and now this. China milk poisoning incidents make everyone afraid to look at the daily news report. Every day, the reports are changing. No one can clearly tell us what to eat and not to eat.
During a recent raid on a wholesale centre in Guangzhou city, the capital of China 'sGuangdong province, a large quantity of fake eggs was seized. Their wholesale price is 0.15 yuan (S$0.03) each - half the price of a real egg. Consumers have a hard time telling a genuine egg from a fake one. This is good news for unscrupulous entrepreneurs, who are even conducting three-day courses in the production of artificial eggs for less than S$150.

A reporter with Hong Kong-based Chinese magazine East Week enrolled in one such course. To create egg white, the instructor - a woman in her 20s - used assorted ingredients such as gelatin, an unknown powder, benzoic acid, coagulating material and even alum, which is normally used for industrial processes. For egg yolk, some lemon-yellow colouring powder is mixed to a liquid and the concoction stirred. The liquid is then poured into a round-shaped plastic mould and mixed with so-called 'magic water', which contains calcium chloride.

This gives the 'yolk' a thin outer membrane, firming it up. The egg is then shaped with a mould. The shell is not forgotten. Paraffin wax and an unidentified white liquid are poured onto the fake egg, which is then left to dry.

The artificial egg can be fried sunny-side up or steamed. Although bubbles appear on the white of the egg, those who have tasted it say the fake stuff tastes very much like the real thing.
But experts warn of the danger of eating fake eggs. Not only do they not contain any nutrients, a Hong Kong Chinese University professor warned that long-term consumption of alum could cause dementia.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Zenni on Fox

Did you know that Zenni Optical was on FOX news! Great Eyeglasses For Less are actually being sold over at They are able to afford selling at such affordable prices because of the absence of middlemen. Variable Dimension Frames From Zenni do not cost as much as those other brands. See for yourself as you swing around their site and watch the most talked about Zenni on Fox while you’re there.