Thursday, January 31, 2008

Online Tax Filing

Last year was our first time to file taxes as a married couple with my husband. It really confused me because I don't have experience to file taxes here in America or even when I worked in the Philippines before. In the Philippines usually the HR department or Accounting department took charge to file our taxes. I only signed the forms. Anyway, what happened was my husband decided to efile our tax form online since he doesn't like to hassle of filing papers. Nowadays, online tax filing is very accessable in an easy way, so we gave it a try. To my surprise the filing was so easy! We knew how much our return was right after we filled out the forms. We will diffinitely use online tax filing again to file our taxes this year. Since we bought a house last year, we will be having a huge adjustment to our forms. Thanks to the fileyourtaxesnow website for they offer good and secure services when filing a taxes with them. They have a fixed price for all returns compared to other online services' fees. The good thing is they don't ask your debit or credit card for the filing fee. They will deduct a low filing fee right from your tax refund, so don't need to worry about it.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tag!

Irel forwarded this to me.. it's fun!


And here's the contract!
After serious and cautious consideration...your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2008! It was a very hard decision to make. So try not to screw it up!!!My Wish for You in 2008 May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires! May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home address! In simple words ...May 2008 be the best year of your life!

What's For Dinner?




I like to try any food from different culture, to me it's interesting. Mexican food is famous here in Florida since many of hespanic people lives here, some of their food taste very good. I like thier yellow rice, and many other that I can not remember, sorry. He he.

For tonight, I have of course a Mexican rice with plantain, and roasted pot beef. It's a blast, I love it!

A New ipod Case

Did you know that the usual case for an ipod such as silicone or leather type of case is bulky and ugly? Yeah, it's so annoying! If I use a small hand carry bag it doesn't fit all my important things in there, like my cellphone, my ipod, my camera, my wallet, etc. because of that bulky case. Thankfully, I found a new ipod cases, it's an invisibleshield, ultra-thin film that will not add any bulk, it is really tough, and it's actually scratch proof, very very nice.

Stormy's Day

A SNAPSHOT OF STORMY
The photos attach below was taken last weekend.
One morning when we woke up, the weather was so beautiful,
it's drizzling and windy outside. Me and Stormy likes to burrow under the blanket,
and sleep all through the day..
The first photo show that my Stormy always beside me.
To beg for food! He he so cute...






Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Online Survey

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Monday, January 28, 2008

A Not Too Pricey Eyeglasses



When I accidentally broke the eyeglasses of my husband a couple of weeks ago, I was so scared because he couldn't see clearly. I managed to take care of him by getting a new pair of an eye glass here near to our home. I was so shocked when learned the price I paid, it is $600 but I have no choice since my husband needed it desperately. Today, I learned from my friend that she got her new complete progressive eyeglasses at Zenni Optical online for only $37. I proved it right when I browsed their website. Zenni Optical sells many stylish prescription glasses online. They have plenty of frames, with single vision lens, sunsensor lens, tinted sunglasses lens, bifocal lens, and progressive lens. They own the manufactured frames and sell it directly to the customer, that is why they are not expensive. In fact,
Zenni Optical: Sell Rx Glasses $8 with case!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Balikbayan Box



A Balikbayan Box means returnee's box. Usually it's when a Filipino brought or sent novelty items when returning to the Philippines from a foreign country.
In connection to that, my husband and I sent a balikbayan box to my family in the Philippines today. Those are suppose to be our Christmas gifts but since we are so busy, we couldn't make to send it before Christmas. Anyway, as what the saying goes " it is better too late than never!" He he. I am pretty sure my family will excites to receive those item. I do hope, it will arrive safely and intact. Who knows, you know there..

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Colon Cleanser


Part of the digestive system of our body is the colon, commonly known the large intestine. The large intestine simply absorbs vitamins that are created by the bacteria inhabiting the colon. The colon is also important in the functions of absorbing water and compacting the feces. It is also responsible for passing along solid wastes. Its function is to absorb the remaining water from indigestible food matter, store these wastes, and then eliminate the wastes from our body.
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Blogging Award

It's my first time to received a Blog Award.
I got it today, given by Retchel of Online Buzz.
Thank you sis for recognizing me, I truly appreciate it.




Monday, January 21, 2008

Cloverfield

A monstrous Cloverfield movie.
Very intense and exciting.
But who is the monster? Is it Godzilla of Japan? Don't tell me, Godzilla moved to NYC. :)

Succulent Plant

A SUCCULENT plant for my house!
I would love to have these more,
they are so gorgeous!



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Sunday, January 20, 2008

I Tagged!

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Friday, January 18, 2008

The picture attach shows one of an ordinary day for Stormy.
Staying in the couch, burrowing on the blanket, or sleeping on our lap.
In fact right now, she is under on my chair while I'm writing this.
Very loving and sweet...
We're so lucky to have her.

What's For Dinner?



This time I have chicken honey barbeque with plain brown rice. And also a fried dried fish and squid for my appetizer. I felt so contented and happy after having my dinner. Why? Because the dried fish complete my appetite and it makes my night glorious. Ha!
Okay, I got these dried fishes in the Philippines during my home coming last September which until now I have it. Dried fish is Filipino special appetizer, it is also famous in Asia. Although the smells is bad but the taste is good. I know westerner people including my husband doesn't like the it. Well, obviously it is not part of their culture. :)

To Play Slots

I don't have plenty of knowledge about many casino games, just a few. Since my friends like to play casino games they introduced me to slots, but I'm still confused, and I don't know how to play it. Finally they showed me online slots through Privbetting.com. I was amazed by the fact that I can play and bet on casino games online now. The people who created this are geniuses, ha? It is very clever because I don't need to go to the casino house to play anymore. I can do it anytime in my house, which is very convenient. Anyway, Privbetting.com tells us the basic information on how to play slots online. The best way to learn, especially the beginners like me, is to read the instructions very carefully in order to get the idea how to win. Sometimes in gambling betting plenty of money does not guarantee us to win. More often those have small bets will win. But you know, it is not bad to try.

About Refi

My husband and I bought a house last year. This is the biggest investment we have made since we just got married. We really try our best to keep up with the mortgage payment every month especially now that our maintenance fee increased. I know a couple of years from now we can refinance. I heard recently about DollarBlvd.com, and they have best refinancing rate to give to us here in Florida Refinance. As a matter of fact, they offer very low rates with no obligation. I think this is a good hint for me when my husband and I will refinance our home.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

American Idol: Best Of The Worst Audition

Renaldo Lapuz stands out when he sang his own composition "We're Brothers Forever". It's so awesome, very hilarious! I laughed out loud, believed me the song always stuck in my head, I keep singing it to tease Dami today even though it's weird. Check out this video.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

To Cope Up Financial Problem

The U.S economy in 2007 was very down, plenty of houses were foreclosured because obviously homeowners couldn't pay their mortgages. Aside from that, the reason people can't cope with their financial problems is because of too much credit debit. It is actually very stressful to handle that kind of situation, and that causes family problems. But if you think that's the end of your life, you are wrong. I believe there is no problem that we can't find a way to fix. In fact there are companies which are still willing to help you get back from your financial problems if you need bad credit loans. The easiest way is to study and compare the different online credit offers on badcreditoffers.com. You don't need to go out of your house anymore to seek assistance from a lender's agency. Feel comfortable in your home while you are trying to rebuild your credits by visiting badcreditoffers.com.

American Idol 2008

Kristy Lee Cook impressed judges during her American Idol audition last night premiere. She is beautiful, attractive and has a talent too. She's headed to Hollywood, so I hope she can make it until the end and to be the next American Idol winner. Of course, it's still quite a long way to go.

How To Find Best Dishwasher?

It's very hard to find what is the best dishwasher for me to buy since my husband and I just moved to our new house. There are plenty of various product brands that we can choose nowadays. That makes me really confused. I don't have huge a knowledge about electronics since I'm just an ordinary girl who likes fashion. I think I need to browse online to search for the best dishwasher before I will buy one for our kitchen. I hope to find one of best dishwasher soon.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Visiting Mediterranean Islands



Since we are experiencing winter season here, I guess this is the right time to pack our bags and travel to the Mediterranean Islands in Europe. There are plenty of beautiful islands that you can stay there in sunny places. Many tourists like to go to Malta, Cyprus and Crete because of their historical sites and beaches to enjoy. You can find plenty of great accommodations ranging from cheap hotels in Malta, cheap hotels in Cyprus and cheap hotels in Crete online through cheaperthanhotels.co.uk.

What's For Dinner?

I have a delightful dinner tonight.
My mother in law cook her favorite Lasagna.
And it is so delicious!

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Sweeney Todd, Win Big!

Sweeney Todd won as best musical or comedy movie film last nights Oscar's Golden Globe awards. Also star Johnny Depp won as best actor in that genre for his role as a vengeful barber who kills his customers. What a big success for the Sweeney Todd!


Credit Card Method

Using credit cards or debit cards is a very popular method of payment in today's business world- either online or in person. It is also convenient not to carry cash nowadays to protect ourselves from theft. In this way it makes our life very easy. If you are starting your own business online, Visa and Mastercard payment solutions can boost sales. There are some businesses who are not accepting credit cards on websites because they don't know how to setup credit card processing.

Cute

A Bird with his new found friend Rat.
Are they look so adorable?
Yeah...indeed.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

An Exotic Fruit, Originally Found In China.

When I saw Lychee in a can at the supermarket here I grabbed some of it right away. I was once tasted the smoothie made of Lychees in an Italian restaurant in Greenbelt mall, Makati, Philippines last two years ago. Even though it is expensive, but I am delighted of the taste that's so good, very delicious! From then on the fruit marks on my mind, and I thought it is a Western fruit because Lychee is not common in the Philippines (as what I thought). :)


This picture is the Lychees smoothie I made (for the first time) on our dinner last night.

Last Friday in the office I brought some of fresh Lychees fruit for my snacks. When my office mates saw it, they want to eat try to know how it taste like because they are so curious. In fact they're first time to heard about this fruit even though they are American. So I start to wondered why this fruit is not known here. Through my searching, I found out that Lychee is a tropical fruit tree native of southern China. And it is also mostly found in South East Asia (including Philippines), and more recently in California, Hawaii, and Florida, United States, the wetter areas of eastern Australia and sub-tropical regions of South Africa, also in the state of Sinaloa in Mexico.
In other words this Lychee fruit is made in China? Ha ha! Just kidding. Nope, it is actually originally found in China, now I know. :) Tomorrow I will tell my office mates about the facts I learn about this fruit. So that they will know and stop asking me anymore. As a matter of fact they started to like it, and will buy for their own consumption.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

He Did It!

Dami finally cooked his recipe. It was a potato salad! hallelujah! lol If you ask me how it taste like? None that I can think to compare but all I can say is delicious. I'm not oblige to compliment him not because he is my husband but honestly the salad is good, I swear! And for that? He deserves a compliment. :) I'm so proud to take him a picture with his potato salad. And that's perfect! :)
Whats on the Ingredients? He put potato, peas, carrots, celery, a little bit of vegetables, feta cheese, and blue cheese for the dressing.

My Not So Ordinary Meal




I had brunch meal since I woke up 12:15 P.M. today. Hubby told me not to cook food because he will make a special dish for us later. I was surprised, he will cook! He didn't tell me what it is, so I have to wait. Anyway, I checked our fridge and saw the Black Currant Jam preserves made in Switzerland. Haven't eat this for awhile now so I decided to have it with butter crackers, and banana. Hm..yummy!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Weight Loss Surgery

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My Very First Cake


I grew up of not having a luxurious lifestyle. My family is not rich financially. We only have enough money to buy our important needs, we couldn't buy our wants. So, I don't own stuff that I truly like to have. My parents priorities are to give us shelter, food, and education, nothings extra. I don't blamed them nor to complained because that's what made me become a better person. Whatever I accomplish right now is because I learned the values of education. This cake is a sign of changes meaning I now prosper.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Mom Needs A Massage Chair

I feel so bad for my mother in law because she had a Herniated Disc for so many years now. This is like an injury to the spine that causes cracks in the hard outer layer of the disc. That is why her back hurts terribly. She can't bend and she can't walk so fast. Recently she went to a physical therapist to get some massage for her back. It cost her a lot. Her doctor said she needs to have a body massage to relieve her back pain. We decided to buy her a Massage Chair instead to go to physical therapy. Through searching we discovered Human Touch massage chairs HT-1470 with robotic massage technology, a replicate proven techniques used by professionl massage therapist and chiropractors. I'm sure my mom will enjoy this.

Moms Cat

This is moms cat- Puddy Zoom.
Although he is huge and heavy, Puddy is a loving cat.
He likes to be alone and eat all the time, it's okay as long he is harmless!
In fact, him and my dog Stormy are friends, they don't fight when Stormy stays with them.
Whenever they see each other? They just kiss and ignore.. :)
I like Puddy to take a picture he listened to me.
That's why I use to get a perfect shot for him.
Just like the photos here...



Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Fine Arts Gallery

Whenever I travel to any overseas country, I always make sure to visit the art gallery or museum of the place. I like to know their famous local painting artists and to see their beautiful creations. In fact my husband and I have a plan to visit the gallery in Miami, it is called Park West Art Gallery a home to the largest collection of fine arts in the world. I heard a lot about them, and that is what makes us interested to go there. I really like paintings a lot, it adds more beauty to the house once we hang them. I have couple of paintings in our collection, and I will try to add more when we visit in Park West Gallery if they have on sale.

Eat More Fruit!


In order to get more nutrients to our body fruit is a good source to take. It's also rich in vitamin C. We all know this, our teacher taught the importance of fruit since first grade in school. That is why I never take for granted to eat fruit everyday. My breakfast is always been fresh fruit, fruit juices, and yogurt. I have fruit for snacks sometimes too. They say "health is wealth", I believed man's health is very important aspect of our life. So, it is good to start eat healthy, don't you?

My Grandfather Likes To Play

My grandfather likes to gamble in our neighborhood casino with his friends. That's what he does of course not for a living but during his spare time. I remember when he taught me how to play card games like Blackjack, Poker and Dominos, and I really enjoyed it. I think it is fun to learn a game that is unique. My grandfather likes to play Poker all the time. He always win that game, I don't know maybe he is just lucky. He never gets tired to play for the opportunity to win big money while he is having fun playing his favorite casino games. Now my grandfather is retired, and he likes to stay home all the time. I'm thinking to tell him to use online casino because all of the games that he gambled on are now available on the Internet for him! I guess this is a great idea for him in order not to get bored.

Online Pharmacy

I am amazed of the fact that nowadays online shopping is everywhere. No matter how far the stores are located, we can get through to it by just one click. I guess most people in the world now are computer Internet savvy, so maybe that is why online business is "in". As a matter of fact there is an online pharmacy available on the Internet now, 24 hours 7 days a week, no prescription needed. Yes, it is very convenient. They have of wide selection of medicine and it is simple to use.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Addicted To Blogging

I've been tagged by Roche today. I'm curious to know if how addicted I am to blogging that is why I answered the questions survey. So below attach image is my score. Not too bad right? :)

84%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Celebrating Moms Birthday




Mom (my husbands mother) celebrating her birthday today. We ate out lunch in the Italian restaurant nearby. Then we went to a store to buy some stuff she needs, and go back to her house afterwards. She was so trilled when we surprised her a balloons and cake when we went home. I love her so much, she is the coolest in law I could ever have. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

What's For Dinner?



Mussels in sweet tomato sauce with basil. I also cooked butter spaghetti for my side dish. Oh gosh, It is so yummy! hehehe Seafood is one of my favorite food. I love it!

Infact the weather is delicious.

Today the sun is hiding from us here in sunshine state (Florida). The weather is bad, we are freezing here right now. The temperature is 51 degrees, and it is windy- that make us more cold. Honestly? I hate cold because my body is not use to it. I grew up in a tropical country where coldness is not the issue. That's why I liked here in South Florida because the sun is always shine here. Anyway, today I wore 2 jackets and socks but I'm still freezing big time! What if I live in a cold states? I think, I'm gonna die. hehehe

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A Colorful Bedding




We as girls like to decorate our home. We like to buy products that are something unique and with style. I myself can't resist to shop something to beautify my home- like curtains, appliances, decoratives, and many others; especially my bedroom- I want it to be neat, colorful, and as unique as I am. After searching I found a very unique Bedding which struck my attention as being very beautiful and colorful. They have wide variety of styles, designs, colors and personalized beddings. It doesn't matter what category of bedding products you are looking for; you'll be able to select or create a unique atmosphere for every room in your home. They design the beddings according to your taste, such as animal bedding, artistic bedding, basketball bedding, butterfly bedding, car bedding, flower bedding, palm tree bedding, tropical bedding, and many others. You will find a wide selection of styles and themes for teens, kids, and for adults, too. I like their tropical designs for bedding, it looks so real- it seems as if I'm on the beach while lying on my bed.

It's RAT Time!


Chinese believed 2008 is the Year of the RAT.
Here are the characteristics:
People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction for the opposite sex. They work hard to achieve their goals, acquire possessions, and are likely to be perfectionists. They are basically thrifty with money. Rat people are easily angered and love to gossip. Their ambitions are big, and they are usually very successful. They are most compatible with people born in the years of the Dragon, Monkey, and Ox
If you were born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 - you were born under the sign of the rat.
P.S. I was born under the Year of the Dragon.

First Day of 2008.

Today
I woke up 10:20 A.M.
Clean my face in the bathroom.
Took my laptop, open my computer, on the Internet,
check my emails, read my favorite links,
and write my blog.
While........
eating Banana
and
drinking Orange juice.




P.S.
Don't know what to do the rest of the day
since the stores are closed.
Maybe we (husband, stormy & i) go to
moms place. I don't know...