Monday, August 31, 2009

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Friday, August 28, 2009

mommy moments

Can you believe it’s Friday already? This week’s Mommy Moments theme is “Name Game,” the story behind the names of our kids or the meaning of our kids’ names.

After listing down a few boys’ names that I got from my Internet search, my husband and I both agreed that Justin is how we would call our baby boy. The name “Justin” is of Latin origin, which means “just, upright, righteous.” Saint Justin (second century) was a Greek philosopher who wrote of the moral values of Christianity. We like our son to grow up exactly as his name implies. We want him to be morally upright. And to tell the world that he is his daddy’s son, we added “Edward,” (from his father’s name “Eduardo”), so my son’s complete first name is “Justin Edward.”

Click on the badge above to see how other kids got their names.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Enchie of Sweet Nothings and Yami of Mom Writes for a Cause gave me this tag, which is actually a contest sponsored by Cathara Main.

Here are the rules:
1. Blog about ‘How old is old?’
It should be at least 50 words. You could write it in any way you want. Ex., 65, it’s when most people retire and blah blah… or when an individual is already sexually active etc, etc. There are no rules as to how daring you want your answers to be. :)

2. Your post must contain a link back to this post.

3. Tag at least 5 people and let them know about it.

4. Subscribe to Cathara’s feeds or if you got a blog roll, exchange links with her.

5. Let Cathara know that you entered this contest by leaving a link to your post on her comment box.

How old is old?
Here's my response: Numbers don’t really tell much if a person is old or not. They’re simply figures. You can be fifty but still feel thirty. I guess one is considered old when s/he is no longer childlike. My father is sixty-six, but when he plays with my three-year-old son Justin, he morphs into a tyke, displaying the characteristics of playfulness, innocence, and candor that befit a child. A person can also be considered old when s/he no longer enjoys the seemingly insignificant things in life. When you’re still able to appreciate the sunshine or the rain, be thankful for the air you breathe, or marvel at God’s creations, then whatever your age, you’ll forever be young at heart. Finally and most importantly, a person is considered old when s/he doesn’t look forward to the future. Perhaps, you’ll meet up with a friend tomorrow or you’ll go on a date with your spouse this weekend or you’ll spend precious bonding moment with your child tonight. You anticipate things like these because they add meaning and mirth to your life. Whatever makes you happy makes you young. So, being old is all a matter of perspective. As for myself, I’m forever stuck at twenty.

Now, I’m tagging the following people: Phoebe, Shy, Laine, Cecile, and Genejosh.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Our new helper has been with us for almost a week now, but Justin doesn’t seem to be warming up to her. That’s why my work has been disrupted since Monday. When my son is taking his afternoon nap, he doesn’t want Ate A. to tap his thigh to put him to sleep or even go near him.

Last Monday, instead of resting on the sofa bed in our living room where he usually naps, Justin went straight to our bedroom, lay on the bed, and slept on his own. Ate A. offered to lull him to sleep, but he refused and he wanted Ate A. to stay as far away from him as possible.

Yesterday, I closed our bedroom so I can work in peace, and I left the two of them alone in the living room. It took Justin forever to fall sleep, and when he finally did, it was very shallow, and he woke up crying and asking for mommy. Ergo, my work was cut short again.

Sometimes, Justin would say, “Takot ako ke Ate A.” (I’m afraid of Ate A.) or “Hiya ako ke Ate A.” (I’m shy around Ate A.).

Ate A. is also convinced that Justin will never like her, and she has actually recommended someone else to take her place. There just doesn’t seem to be good vibes between the two of them. I agreed to let her go this Saturday because I already found a replacement, not the one she referred, but someone recommended by someone I know and trust.

Why doesn’t Justin like her? I think it’s because of her strong facial features, which make her look like she’s always angry when she’s not. I suggest she smile often. Then, she also doesn’t speak much. My son is a talker and always wants a playmate. If only Ate A. were friendlier and more playful, then my son could have loved her like his family.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Did you know that Switzerland is an eco-friendly country? In fact, it is Number One on the Environmental Performance Index (EPI). Consider the following facts about sustainable Switzerland:
1. Swiss people travel more by train. Trains use less energy than cars. They don’t only relieve the roads of traffic, but they also protect the environment.
2. Switzerland has recycling centers in many villages and towns for recycling of used glass, used paper, and PET (polyethylene terephthalate). For the record, 96% of glass used in Switzerland is recycled.
3. The Batrec plant in Wimmis, Switzerland disassembles used batteries, removing toxic substances and metals from old batteries and making new products from them.
4. Switzerland has high-quality drinking water that is derived from natural resources (springs, ground water, lakes). You can even drink the water directly from the lakes!
If only these things can be done in other countries, the world will be a safer place to live.

I would love to go to Switzerland one day and take leisure walks around its many nature parks. I would love to see the countryside, so I’d probably stay at Appenzell Innerrhoden. Those green hills and mountains rising in the background are simply breathtaking! When I get back home, I would put into practice what I’ve learned from the Swiss: the art of recycling.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Laine of Laine’s Abode, Willa of FickleMinded, and Jacris of Mom’s Special Diary gave me this tag.

1. Try to make a post just like this one and mention this process.
2. From the list of blog sites below remove the number 1 and move the rest in the list 1 step higher (i. e number 2 becomes number 1, and so on). Add your blog name in the 5th position. Don't forget to copy the links. (Here's my list-my site added in the end)

From Laine

1. Pinay Mommy Online
2. Simple Happy Life
3. Sweet Nothings
4. Laine’s Abode
5. Pensive Thoughts

From Willa

1. Pinay Mommy Online
2. Simple Happy Life
3. Sweet Nothings
4. FickleMinded
5. Pensive Thoughts

From Mommy Jac

1. Home of Good Ideas
2. Make or Break
3. The Mommy Journey
4. Mom’s Special Diary
5. Pensive Thoughts

3. List at most five of your friends' blog sites here with link and inform them of this post and ask them to do the same. Here's my list:

The Baby In Between

All About Elizabeth

Beng’s Entertainment Spree

Moments of My Life


Friday, August 21, 2009

The -ber months are coming, and I’ve been scouting up gifts to give to family and friends this Christmas. However, going from one online store to the next can be quite taxing. Isn’t there a one-stop shop for everything? You’ll be glad to know there is. ShopWiki has everything that an online shopper needs, whether it is clothes, gadgets, jewelries, books, cars, and whatnot.

For a change, I plan to buy products that accentuate the home. When I visited ShopWiki, I found some of the presents I have in mind. Low voltage halogen lamps would be perfect to give to an art aficionado friend to highlight his growing collection of rare art pieces. Stylish desk lamps would surely brighten up my sister’s small office. I also realized that our bedroom and living room look drab, so I intend to buy a few voguish lamps to accessorize these areas.

If you’re like me who likes stocking up on gifts in advance but doesn’t have the luxury of time to go to various online shops, you might as well try going to ShopWiki. You’ll be amazed at the wide range of products that they offer. Check out their site to see what I mean.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

mommy moments

I don’t have a picture of my son taken while he’s walking in the rain because, well, that’s hard to do, right? I took a picture of him instead with his raincoat on. He dons this raincoat whenever he goes to school on a rainy day.

One time when I had a planned trip to the mall and it’s raining, my son insisted and begged that I take him with me. Because it’s raining and it’s difficult to carry an umbrella and care for a hyperactive boy at the same time, I just made him wear his red jacket with hood so he won’t get wet.

This picture was taken immediately after we braved the rain to go to the mall. (Note: The jacket’s hood was not captured in photo because we’re already inside the mall.) He actually wanted to have a taste of his favorite Milo soft-serve; that’s what he’s eating on this cold rainy day.

Click on the badge above for more rain-related stories and photos.

In my post “In Search of the Perfect Nanny,” I listed my criteria for choosing a yaya (nanny), which are as follows: she should have protective maternal instincts, she should love being around kids, and she can tolerate kids’ mischief. Today, a new helper was brought to us. I realized, in the course of interviewing her, that I actually expect more from someone to whom I would entrust my son.

These are the questions I threw at her:
1. What’s your complete name? How old are you? Are you married? Do you have kids of your own? How old are they? Where are they staying? What is your hometown? When was the last time you went home to the province?
2. Have you worked as a yaya before? Where, when, and how long?
3. Where did you last work? Were you fired, or did you resign from your last place of employment? Why?
4. What is your educational attainment?

After interrogating her, I laid down my house rules, namely:
1. Drink Vitamin C everyday. This is so that she’ll have a strong immune system so I am assured that she is healthy and capable of caring for my little one. I provide for this, by the way.
2. Take a bath early in the morning and wash herself at night. I also advised her to wash her hands always and make sure Justin’s hands are clean at all times. Hygiene is very important, especially when kids are involved.
3. Don’t spank the kid, shout at the kid, or speak harsh words. Be patient, gentle, and kind.
4. Be like a kid in that she should play with my son when Justin wants a playmate. Justin is an only son and the only time he gets to be with other kids is when he’s in school or at the playground.
5. Don’t text when taking care of my son, except when it’s an emergency. My son is at the stage where he’s most active and curious about his surroundings. To protect him from harm, the yaya should focus her attention on him and him alone.
6. Tell me when accidents involving my son happened, no matter how small (e.g., a bump on the head, a fall from the bed, a cut on his skin, etc.) in case he needs to be rushed to the hospital or be given first-aid treatment.
7. Don’t go loitering in the hallway or downstairs and gossiping around.

So tell me, are these too much to ask?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I’ve changed my mind. I have decided to let my son stay at home for the remainder of the week and allow him more time to fully recover so that by Monday, he’s really back to his old healthy and bubbly self. I was convinced by a fellow mom, the mother of my son’s classmate, not to send my son to school today because she said two of my son’s classmates have cough and Justin might get the virus and he might get sick again. So there.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My little boy has been absent from school for seven days now. He was first diagnosed with upper respiratory tract infection and was already recuperating from it, but he developed viral rash late last week. That explains why he was still having on and off fever even if he was already receiving antibiotics. He wasn’t given anything for his skin rash, but was advised to stay home until after the fever and rash subsides. He’s already getting bored at home and starting to miss school. This morning, I received a text message from my son’s doctor telling me that Justin can go back to school tomorrow. Now, I can finally heave a sigh of relief!

Monday, August 17, 2009

the mommy journey

Chris’ The Mommy Journey is turning 1 on September 10, and she’s giving away fun prizes for everyone.

Mommy Moments is the only weekly meme I’ve joined since I became a blogger. Why? It’s something close to my heart. I’m a mother myself, and I would love to share our family stories/photos/experiences with other mommies out there inasmuch as I would love to listen to the stories other mommies have to tell. Since I joined, I make it a point not to miss any Mommy Moments week. Kudos to you, Chris, for coming up with this brilliant idea, and congratulations in advance on your first blog anniversary!

Here are the prizes:

1st winner
blogspot makeover by Momgen Designs
4000 EC credits from Nishas world and baby Alisha
1000 EC credits from Blog Fusion
1000 EC credits from Worth's Road
1000 EC credits from Mouth's Delight
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from There is Happiness
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from Twins Happiness

2nd winner
blogspot customized template by Web Blog Designs
$5.00 from Thoughts and Obsessions
5000 EC credits from Simple Happy Life
2000 EC credits from Bitz n Pieces of My Life
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from Also Mommy
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from TH Corner

3rd winner
5000 EC credits and 125x125 ad space for 1 month from The Mommy Journey
$5.00 from Inspirational Insights 125x125 ad space for 1 month from iluvcontest
125x125 ad space for 1 month from another contest

4th winner
3000 EC credits from Chuchie's Hideaway
2000 EC credits from WhereAbouts
$5.00, 1000 EC credits and 125x125 ad space for 1 month from Just About Anything
125x125 ad space for 1 month from Sherry Contest
125x125 ad space for 1 month from Sherry Rambling

5th winner
$5.00 from Our Family Story
5000 EC credits from a housewife's journal and an extraordinary path to parenthood
125x125 ad space for 1 month from That Blog 4 Me
125x125 ad space for 1 month from Travel Blog

It is very easy to join:
Just write about this blogiversary celebration at your site.
1. Please make sure your post has a link to this contest page and that you copy the prizes with the sponsor's links.
2. Please leave a comment with the URL of your post.

The contest runs from August 10 to September 10, 2009, 12AM, (GMT+8) Philippine time. The winners will be chosen via and announced the following day. Winners should contact the sponsors directly. Everyone is welcome to join!

I was terribly late for the she-bloggers’ meet-up at Dad’s Megamall last Thursday, August 13. I was hesitant to go because my son was sick, but when he was okay by 3pm, I decided to head on to the agreed venue since it was just near our place. Besides, his lolo (grandfather) and older cousin Ate Ayie were there to look after him, so he’s in good hands.

Clockwise from left to right: Josie (Josie's Window), Pehpot (Make or Break), Leira ((Mushings), Mara (Mara's Personal Bubble), Tetcha (Pensive Thoughts), Niko (Niko's Blog), Earth (, Jade (Life of a Filipina Blogger)

Fedhz (Home Buddies) and Mye (Blog Appetite)

Too bad I missed the chitchat, but I was glad to meet my fellow bloggers in person whom I only see in pictures courtesy of their blogs. I hope I’ll be available (and early!) for the next bloggers’ rendezvous. See you again, guys!

P.S. Yami of Mom Writes for a Cause was also present, but I wasn't able to take a picture of her.)

Friday, August 14, 2009

mommy moments

Justin would be sitting in the passenger seat with his Tita Meann whenever she would give us a ride in her car. And because my son is a curious lot, he would search every nook and cranny of the front of the car and would always manage to get hold of Tita Meann’s pink shades. He simply loves wearing them! I took a picture of him last July inside Tita Meann’s car when we went to my parents’ place in Cavite for a family get-together.

Click on the badge above to see more cute kids and mommies wearing shades.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Justin was absent from school last Thursday and Friday because of persistent cough. I had already taken him to his pediatrician and he was given antibiotic and cough medicine. The doctor advised us to nebulize him, too, not because he is asthmatic but to shorten the duration of the cough.

Justin nebulizing

I woke up at 3am yesterday because my son who sleeps between me and my husband could not sleep. I put my arm around him to help him fall asleep but I realized he was shaking. I immediately gathered him up in my arms, made him lie on my tummy, and embraced him tightly, but he was still having chills. His temperature was okay when I checked it.

After the chills subsided, that’s when he developed fever. I gave him an antipyretic and monitored his temperature for the next three hours. He was okay by 6am, and we went to his doctor again. The doctor said there might be other virus in his system that needs to be flushed out, so another antibiotic was given which he would take for 3 days together with the medications earlier prescribed. I hope he gets well soon. Seeing him sick is making me crazy.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Union Bank’s Salcedo branch manager called me up this afternoon to inform me that my EON cyber account problem is solved. She said she talked with their EON team in Cebu and they have already corrected the errors in my name and address in their system, so that these now match the personal information I have in my PayPal account. That was quick! Did she read my post about it yesterday? LOL. (If problems with EON can be fixed pronto, how come it took so long before my July 1 complaint was addressed?) I hope everything’s okay now. Let’s see.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I opened up an EON cyber account at Union Bank Salcedo, Makati branch last December because I meant to get writing opps for my blog, and that’s where I intended to transfer my money (earnings from writing reviews) that will be credited to my PayPal account. I started reviewing products/sites last week of May only and payment for those reviews started coming in the month after.

I first transferred money from PayPal to EON last June, but the transaction was reversed because of invalid bank account information. I called Union Bank’s customer service and found out that that my name in their record started with “Ma.” instead of “Maria.” Also, my address is missing the word “Regency.” Those pieces of information do not match what I have in my PayPal account, hence, the transaction reversal.

I went to Union Bank Salcedo last July 1 to complain about these discrepancies. George, the officer handling EON accounts in that branch, failed to show me the original form that I filled up when I first applied for my EON account, but he made me sign a new form to update my personal information in their record. After more than five weeks, the problem still remains unresolved. Just today, I called Union Bank’s customer service again to check if my name and address have been corrected, but they’re not.

I also called the bank’s branch manager, Frances, today (I have already called her a few times in the past), and according to her, the “Ma.” in my name has already been changed to “Maria.” I asked her how come it still remains unchanged in the record of their customer service department. When I told her about the error in my address, she said she hasn’t fixed it yet because she thought that I was only complaining about the error in my name. I reminded her that those two were the problems that I originally complained about.

Now, she will have to email their Cebu branch again for updating of my EON bank account information, and God knows, how long this process will take. According to her, it's their Cebu branch that takes care of all these EON cyber accounts. I’m really getting FRUSTRATED. As a matter of fact, I did not work this morning just to write this post, to air my grievance, so to speak.

Is there anyone out there who can help me? What other options do I have to get my money from PayPal?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I attended my first bloggers’ event yesterday for the revelation of winners of the You’re the 1, Goldilocks contest. The event was held at Topshelf, Fully Booked High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The program was hosted by Juddha Paolo and was graced by none other than the hunky Goldilocks endorser, Dingdong Dantes.

My sister Meann and I were one of the early birds, and we were given a basketful (or plasticful) of Goldilocks treats and a bag full of Summit Media magazines. Each blogger was also given a Goldilocks cake to decorate for the do-it-yourself contest. There were also trivia games and food. I loved their laing pasta! Bloggers and their companions also had a grand time at the photo booth; they had their pictures taken with props if they want to, which they get to keep as souvenirs, and that’s free!

Goldilocks gave away an additional set of prizes for all participants. Originally, they meant to give away one ASUS F80Q laptop and three (3) HP Minis, but because they received so many entries, 130 (or is it 140?), they decided to give away two more HP Minis and four consolation prizes of Goldilocks gift certificates worth Php2,500.00 each.

I did not win any of those prizes, but I felt like a winner simply because of the photo opportunity I had with Dingdong.

The second place winner was Mauie Flores of The 24-Hour Mommy. Here's her winning entry. And the grand prize winner was Ms. Noemi Dado of A Filipina Mom Blogger. Congratulations, Mauie and Ms. Noemi! I’m sorry I failed to get the names of the other winners, but congratulations to all of you, too. You all deserved to win.

I’m so looking forward to another contest from Nuffnang and my next bloggers’ event.

P.S. I finally met Pehpot of Make or Break at last night’s event. We did not have that chance to talk much, but it was enough introduction for the two of us. I hope to see her again wherever.

mommy moments

I’m sorry I posted late for this week’s theme. I failed to clarify with Chris what this Friday’s theme is and e-mailed her rather late. I just learned yesterday that part of the family can be anybody (aunts, uncles, cousins, godparents) or any pet or toy that we consider part of our family. I still wasn’t able to post yesterday because I had to take my son to his pedia in the morning and I had to attend the You’re the 1, Goldilocks! event in the afternoon, hence, this very late posting.

Now, back to our topic. The picture you’re seeing is that of my dear Auntie Mameng with our little boy Justin. Auntie Mameng is my father’s elder sister and my godmother. She has always been part of our family because in the beginning, we lived in one big house together, my grandmother’s house. She practically saw us (my siblings) grow up. She was our family’s Santa Claus; every Christmas, she would prepare presents for everyone, and for us kids, that was something to look forward to on Christmas Day. She has been working as medical secretary for God knows how long, and because she knows many doctors, she always helped our family when any of us got sick. We would have free/discounted consultations or lab tests, which we’re very much thankful for because life wasn’t easy for us during those times. She’s now in her 70s, but it doesn’t show. She’s as healthy as a horse (I hope she stays that way), and she’s still working, would you believe?

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

While parenting can be quite rewarding, it can also be one of the most difficult jobs on earth. Unlike other jobs, you can’t resign from your post if you don’t like your boss, your office mates, or your work environment. Once you become a parent, you’re stuck being one for the rest of your life. You’re also on call 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, without getting paid. You’re an all-around worker, too, because you assume the role of a cook, a driver, a house cleaner, a laundry person, a messenger, a babysitter, a counselor, a teacher, a nurse. Last but not least, you have to sacrifice your own personal happiness for the sake of your family. Suffice it to say that being a parent can be overwhelming, and we can’t do it alone.

Being first-time parents, my husband and I are only just learning the basics of handling a toddler. But our three-year-old son is now becoming quite a handful, and we find it hard sometimes to make him listen to us, which is quite frustrating. We need all the help we can get. We’re lucky we came across a website that offers helpful family advice. Family and Parenting gives valuable tips on parenting, budgeting, housekeeping, kids’ health and education, and childcare. Now, we can sleep soundly knowing that we have a partner in raising our kids and caring for our family.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A little earlier today as I was watching Kris on TV delivering her final message to her mom, former president Corazon Aquino, or Tita Cory for short, I was struck by what she said about the kind of mother Tita Cory is to her.

She said Tita Cory always made her feel like a winner. She went on to recount that she called her mom one time and she was crying because she lost a competition (in school, most likely). Kris was worried that she had disappointed his dad by not winning.

Tita Cory, in all her mommy glory, cheered her up by saying that it’s okay for her to lose. She should be glad instead that she graced the covers of international magazines at her young age when she was campaigning for his dad, a feat that none of her classmates has achieved. In essence, that made her a real winner.

I wish I could be that kind of mom to my son: comforting, reassuring, and capable of bringing out the best in my child.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I first heard this song when I bought Jose Mari Chan’s Constant Change cassette tape in 1989. The song speaks of a man’s fervent affection for the love of his life. I did not know then that this was originally a poem written in 1973 by the late Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. (when he was incarcerated at Fort Bonifacio) for his wife, former President Corazon Aquino, on the occasion of their 19th wedding anniversary.

Find out why Ninoy fell in love with Tita Cory not once, but thrice, in the song version of this poem.

Title: I Have Fallen in Love (with the Same Woman Three Times)
Performed by : Jose Mari Chan
Album: Constant Change

I have fallen in love
with the same woman three times;
In a day spanning 19 years
of tearful joys and joyful tears.

I loved her first when she was young,
enchanting and vibrant, eternally new.
She was brilliant, fragrant,
and cool as the morning dew.

I fell in love with her the second time;
when first she bore her child and mine
always by my side, the source of my strength,
helping to turn the tide.

But there were candles to burn
the world was my concern;
while our home was her domain.
and the people were mine
while the children were hers to maintain;

So it was in those eighteen years and a day.
’till I was detained; forced in prison to stay.

Suddenly she’s our sole support;
source of comfort,
our wellspring of Hope.
on her shoulders felt the burden of Life.

I fell in love again,
with the same woman the third time.
Looming from the battle,
her courage will never fade

Amidst the hardships she has remained,
undaunted and unafraid.
she is calm and composed,
she is God’s lovely maid.

You will always be in our hearts, Madame President!

Thanks, Kikamz, for this fun hubby tag.


1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
- News, sports, or movies.
2. You're out to eat, what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?
- Caesar salad dressing.
3. What's one food he doesn’t like?
- Paksiw na bangus (milkfish stew).
4. You go out to eat and have a drink, what does he order?
- Juice.
5. What shirt size does he have?
- Large here in the Philippines.
6. What shoe size does he have?
- US 8.5.
7. What is his favorite type of sandwich?
- Cheeseburger.
8. What would he eat everyday if he could?
- Pasta dishes.
9. What is his favorite cereal?
- He doesn’t eat cereals.
10. What would he never wear?
- Muscle shirts.
11. What is his favorite sports team?
- Los Angeles Lakers.
12. Who did he vote for?
- He doesn’t vote.
13. Who is his best friend?
- I’d like to think it’s me.
14. What is something he does, but you wish he wouldn't do?
- He puts used hanky in our underwear drawer on the pretext that it was unused.
15. What is his heritage?
- Filipino.
16. You bake him a cake, what kind of cake?
- I’m not into baking, but he likes chocolate cake.
17. Did he play sports in high school?
- Does chess count as sport?
18. What could he spend hours doing?
- Internet. Play chess. Watch TV/movies.
19. What is the unique talent that he has?
- He’s good at finding solutions to work-related problems.
20. What's his type of coffee?
- He’s not supposed to drink anything with caffeine, so coffee is a no-no these days.

Meikah, Santhy, Katherine, Dhemz, and Cecile, care to bare some of your hubbies’ secrets?

Kreativ Blogger Award

Thanks, Enchie, for this Kreative Blogger Award.

Rules: To accept this award do the following:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
- I’m not fond of flowers and chocolates.
- I’m a huge rice eater.
- I get irritated when our house is unkempt.
- I’m not good at remembering directions.
- I know all of my immediate family’s birthdays, birth years included.
- It takes me ages to reply to text messages, but only when I’m very busy.
- Even when there’s a helper, I’m the one giving my son his morning and evening baths.

This Kreativ Blogger award goes to the following creative bloggers:

Kittykat of Amazingly Me

Roms of Home of Good Ideas

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Winnie of Dreaming

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Abie of The Sweet Life

Monday, August 3, 2009

Blepharospasm is the technical term for eye twitching or eye spasms. It’s when your eyelid muscles contract involuntarily, resulting in vision problems or eyelid twitches. Some causes of eyelid twitching are lack of sleep, fatigue, stress, exposure to TV or computer screens, allergies, vitamin deficiency, anxieties or phobias, over-consumption of caffeine, adverse effects of drugs, and neurological disorders. There are various treatment options for eye twitching, such as taking vitamin supplements for the eye, BOTOX medication and therapy, and surgery. However, prevention is still the best cure. You should get plenty of rest, reduce your caffeine intake, and have your eyes checked at least once a year to ensure optimum eye health. Make sure you consult your doctor immediately if eye twitching becomes too bothersome.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A huge thanks goes to my top 10 Entrecard droppers for the month of July.

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