The AM radio started playing songs about Santa as early as July. Unlike others who wrapped their gifts and prepare a lantern a week or two weeks before December 25, Filipinos are known to celebrate Christmas the longest. Some are already thinking of names on who to send Christmas invitations and invitations Christmas party to. These Christmas holiday invitations from Holiday-Invitations.com would be great to include in the preparation list. Party Christmas Invitations would be better if personalized, and the website I found offered exactly that and much more. Send your designs via Email and have it assessed and approved for printing the same day.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
The news about new kids just keeps getting better! A few weeks ago, two of my high school friends informed the bunch that they’re expecting. And then, just last weekend, my mother informed me that her friend’s daughter was also having their first son. Mom told me that they’ll be having a party and asked me if I could help them with the preparation. Initially, I thought they’d need Announcements Birth Cards and birth photo announcements. I searched the internet for services that creates photo birth announcements and other baby birth announcement cards and found a website called Cards-411.com. The company has a great offer with these kinds of cards as the cards’ Proof Emailed to You within ONE Hour during the Business Day; the customers can also Make Unlimited Changes at No Additional Cost. I was chatting with the new mom a while ago in YM, and was she ecstatic!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
For the truths.
For the lies.
Great pleasure that held one’s sanity do silly things over and over.
Have you ever wondered how these world goes around with all the bumps, the humps and the holes it has. Perfectly starting the day with the strong rays of the sun and ending with the ever so sad sunset. Gleaming thoughts underwater would make one drown. These thoughts, come to think of it, deserves to stay underwater. Whisper your secrets to the sea and then forget everything is the key.
These thoughts in between are somewhat a nasty evidence of how doomed my idle time is.
In December, my parents will be celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary. It’s amazing that they have been together that long, but they’d always seem to me as a newly-married couple with the way they stare at each others eyes. Last year, anniversary party invitations was unnecessary as no wedding anniversary party was planned. We spent the day eating lunch and listening to my parent’s love story. It’s far to early to think about my folks’ 50th wedding anniversary, but these Wedding Anniversary Invitations with Unique and Exclusive Designs Available ONLY at CardsShoppe.com would be great for the would-be party.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Lewis Carroll's beloved classic is again coming to the big screen, Tim Burton style.
According to Firstshowing.net, the movie is set to be the continuation to Disney's 1951 adaptation, with Alice returning to Wonderland without any memory of her first visit. The site added that film will be a combination of live-action and performance-capture CGI that will be presented fully in 3D. I cannot remember the last time I saw the 1951 version, but the teaser trailer seemed to stick with the vision set by Disney, only darker and creepier.
A Tim Burton film isn't complete without Johnny Depp. This time, Depp puts himself in the shoes of the infamous Mad Hatter. Helena Bonham-Carter (who also played Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter films), on the other hand, is The Queen Of Hearts. Anne Hathaway's character, The White Queen, is not really a part of Alice in Wonderland but I think being this adaptation being a sequel gives justice to her character in the story.
Newcomer Australian actress Mia Wasikowska will shrink, stretch, fall, and stumble as she gives life to the story's main hero, Alice.
*photo from USA Today
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Decided to remove the sidebars from my three blogs before researching about Christmas party invitations. Clean layout, check. Wider content space, check. I need to create a header for my second blog to complete the make-over. So what do you think?
Two PowerPoint presentations for my class on Saturday was suppose to keep me busy, but I can’t even start researching its contents until I finished tweaking my blogs. Hehe. Teaching two different lessons every weekend is quite a shock, but I’m adjusting. Art appreciation in the morning and Communication Arts in the afternoon.
Sitting on a lecture about the History of Art at 9am is not a good idea. So my plan will be to bring a lot of interesting photos and have film showings and group presentations to avoid the zzzz’s. I will be discussing facts about the Dictionary for our Communications class, plus tips on how to make the most out of it when it comes to writing. I asked my students to bring a dictionary for our discussion. I am still deciding if I’m going to include lessons on how to use an online dictionary if we still have time.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The most fun part is the games! Crazy games like pin the bottle to baby's mouth, match the bibs with the pins, and a lot more.
What can be more fun than that! :D
We're on the sixth! Two days and we'll all be seeing the rest of the puzzle pieces of this amazing trailer. Voldemort in his most evil and Dumbledore in his most vulnerable with Harry stuck in the middle. Me and my brothers won't be seeing the film until Sunday. It would be a family date for us, as it has always been ever since The Sorcerer's Stone.
Two more after this film. :)
Monday, July 13, 2009
This year, my party was the opposite of what I had last year. It was a Sinigang-themed party with my family and close relatives. But I sure did have a blast.
1. Dropping names of famous people they know.
2. Body odor. I’m not talking about bad odors that was caused by your diet. I’m talking about scents that just go straight to your nose because the person you’re talking to would rather not waste time on something as irrelevant as taking a bath.
3. Bad breath. It’s fine if we’re together and we just enjoyed a garlic pizza together. But to go to work or meet a client with your last alcoholic drink still noticeable on your breath is unacceptable.
4. Unless you’re a farmer or gardener, I don’t think you should go out having dirty fingernails.
5. Barely there tops and skirts. There’s a thin line between looking sexy and looking like a slut.
6. When people are rude to waiters or other customer service oriented staff.
7. Related to number one, being brand conscious. It’s one thing to be able to afford them but another thing to buy expensive things when you can’t even make ends meet for the sake of appearances.
9. Know-it-all guys when clearly they don’t have a clue. It might be forgivable if you really know what you’re talking about.
10. Social climbers. Befriending someone just because they’re rich.
I am near doomsday. Spending the last hour just staring at your screen though you have tons of task is one hell of a good sign. This post is a good start though. Expect more in the next hour.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
It's a message, more like a threat from the Anti-sec Movement. It seemed like they hacked into Imageshack's system and replaced all its registered user's hosted images with a plea. Or more like a warning to all the bloggers whom they thought were involved with "full-disclosure" policy.
Here's the full content of the message from the Anti-sec Movement:
Anti-sec. We're a movement dedicated to the eradication of full-disclosure. We wanted to give everyone an image of what we're all about.
Full-disclosure is the disclosure of exploits publicly - anywhere. The security industry uses full-disclosure to profit and develop scare-tactics to convince people into buying their firewalls, anti-virus, software, and auditing services.
Meanwhile, script kiddies copy and paste these exploits and compile them, ready to strike any and all vulnerable servers they can get hold of. If whitehats were truly about security this stuff would not be published, not even exploits with silly edits to make them slightly unusable.
As an added bonus, if publication wasn't enough, these exploits mirrored and distributed widely across the Internet with a nice little advertisement embedded in them for the crew or website which exposed vulnerability to the public.
It's about money. While the world is difficult to change, and money will certainly continue to be very important in the eyes of many, our battle is that of the removal of full-disclosure for the purpose of making it harder for the security industry to exploit consequences.
It is our goal that, through mayhem and the destruction of all exploitive and detrimental communities, companies, and individuals, full-disclosure will be abandoned and the security industry will be forced to reform.
How do we plan to achieve this? Through the full and unrelenting, unmerciful elimination of all supporters of full-disclosure and the security industry in its present form. If you own a security blog, an exploit publication website or you distribute any exploits... "you are targeted and you will be rem'd. Only a matter of time."
This isn't like before. This time everyone and everything is getting owned.
Signed: The Anti-sec Movement
It sure read (or sounded) like a threat.
That's a High Five to Zenni Optical!
Healthway at the Shang-rilla is like a mini-hospital and entertains patients until 7pm. I skipped my usual bus ride and took the MRT instead for me to reach Ortigas before the clinic's closing time. I left the Ayala Station around 6:30pm and was in Healthway at 6:45. The reception staff was really accommodating. There were a few people on queue when I arrived, but at least the environment was not as stressful as a normal hospital emergency room would be like.
I was called in by one of the hospital's Family Physician, Dra. Eufelina Mariano. I like her. She's still so jolly and kid-like after a long day. Patients coming from her room are all smiles. I thought that was comforting. I was second to the last of her patients for the day. Dra. Mariano must've noticed that I was on the verge of passing out and was really sick that she called in their laboratory and begged if they can still perform one last CBC test for the day and have the results out immediately. I was frightened that they'd have to draw blood for the test. : Five minutes later, I was called in to the nurse's station where they handed the results of the CBC. The still-jolly doctor interpreted the results and was thankful that I only have common influenza and nothing worst like A (H1N1) or Dengue. She added that too much phlegm, acute pharyngitis and low blood pressure are what's keeping me feverish. She recommended that I should rest for two days and take paracetamol, some dragees to get rid of the phlegm and some lozenges for my soar throat.
I feel better now, but decided to skip my part-time class today and stay home for a full recovery.
Monday, July 06, 2009
First, it starts with baptism. I received this sacrament when I was a few weeks old. My mom never mentioned if invitations baptism was part of the trend when I received the sacrament, but parents nowadays are considering having personalized christening invitations.
Next to baptism is first communion. Aside from baptism, Religious invitations extends its variety with First Communion Invitations, invitations for Confirmation ceremony, and of course wedding invitations.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
At the pantry. I looove my double-dutch ice cream cake
It's 12:24 AM, and I am officially 26 years old. This picture was taken by Olive last Friday at our pantry before enjoying the fully-loaded double-dutch ice cream. The whole Docs team, together with Ms. Maidette, Jun, Mang Ruds and Sir Nicko sang a happy birthday before I made my wish.
The Happy Birthday song is playing on the AM radio right now, while the news anchor read random greetings on air. It really is my birthday.
As I have posted yesterday, the Docs team together with Anthony and Sir Nicko had the most brilliant surprise last Friday:
Caption: Happy Birthday! sana 'TYPE" mo ang gift
Was I scared. It was 6:30 in the morning when I got in the office wondering what the heck happened to my PC. I really thought it crashed or some ghost is playing tricks on me. But when I got closer, relief streamed down as I read the message. Here's what's inside the Toy Kingdom-wrapped gift:
my very first Barbie :D
I shared long ago that I never had anything from Barbie. I can't remember the reason why. So they got me a Barbie lunchbox, perfect for my baon. I recently started bringging lunch instead of buying. I am excited to use it on Monday! Wee! :D
Friday was a FUN day as it became a pre-birthday celebration for me. To everyone who greeted me, thanks a lot! You know who you are! *mahigpit na thank you yakap*
My Dad will be cooking my favorite sinigang na baboy and will be grilling tilapia later today. A few relatives will be coming over to celebrate with us. :D
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Perfect timing, I thought.
Short shout out: I am grateful to my bosses for allowing me to take an immediate vacation leave today for the interview. This is a big deal, and for that I thank you.
I was up by 5am and left the house at 6:45. It was a very short travel, but the driver of the jeepney could use a little time on treadmills because the usual 30 minute ride took forever. He was quite greedy too, I thought, because he kept on stopping whenever he sees someone on the road, though they need not to ride a jeepney. I reached Morong 5 minutes before the call time. I was a bit stressed because I thought I'm going to be late.
The University Of Rizal Systems-Morong campus still is the charming, low-key campus I have spent my collegiate years. The last time I've been there was our graduation night five years ago. As expected, I bumped into some of my former professors. Most of them remembered me as the girl with the rockstar hair and the one who writes well. Some are still their whinny, condescending self as I remembered them back then, but I was very interested in seeing one particular professor of mine. My literature professor. I remember looking forward to her class every week because she made us understand literature in a deeper, more out-of-context way. Her class was never boring. She was the only professor whom my other classmates would be annoyed at because they couldn't find the answer to her questions, or the answers she wants to hear for us to ace 1.0 from the books. Unlike most who teach their lessons by just lazily reading the book to the class. I was able to see her and chat with her a bit,unfortunately she has a class to go to so our conversation was cut short.
As for the interview, I think I did good. I just have to wait for their call for me to formally start teaching on Saturday. They explained that I'll be teaching two classes of Freshmen students. One from 7am to 11 am and the other from 1pm to 5pm.
The part-time job means this is goodbye to late night Friday gigs. Pero ayus lang.