I'm sponge bob!

Got this tag from Eds, thanks sis! ;)
Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character. Have you ever asked yourself what cartoon character do you most resemble?

A group of investigators got together and analyzed the personalities of well known and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this test.

Answer all the questions (only 10) with what describes you best, add up all your Points (which are next to the answer that you choose) at the end and look for your results.

Do not cheat by looking at the end of the e-mail before you are done.Then ask your Friends to answer it. (Make sure to Highlight your answers)

  • 1. Which one of the following describes the perfect date?.

a) Candlelight dinner (4 pts.).

b) Fun/Theme Park (2 pts.).

c) Painting in the park (5 pts).

d) Rock concert (1 pt.).

e) Going to the movies (3 pts.)

  • 2. What is your favorite type of music?.

a) Rock and Roll (2 pts.).

b) Alternative (1 pt.).

c) Soft Rock (4 pts.).

d) Country (5 pts.).

e) Pop (3 pts.)

  • 3. What type of movies= do you prefer?.

a) Comedy (2 pts.).

b) Horror (1 pt.).

c) Musical (3 pts.).

d) Romance (4 pts.).

e) Documentary (5 pts.)

  • 4. Which one of these occupations would you choose if you only could choose one of these?.

a) Waiter (4 pts.).

b) Professional Sports Player (5 pts.).

c) Teacher (3 pts.)

d) Police (2 pts.).

e) Cashier (1 pt)

  • 5 . What do you do with your spare time?.

a) Exercise (5 pts.).

b) Read (4 pts.).

c) Watch television (2 pts.).

d) Listen to music (1 pt.).

e) Sleep (3 pts.)

  • 6. Which one of the following colors do you like best?.

a) Yellow (1 pt.).

b) White (5 pts.).

c) Sky Blue (3 pts.).

d) Dark Blue (2 pts.).

e) Red (4 pts.)

  • 7. What do you prefer to eat?.

a) Snow (3 pts.).

b) Pizza (2 pts.).

c) Sushi (1 pt.).

d) Pasta (4 pts.).

e) Salad (5 pts.)

  • 8 What is your favorite holiday?.

a) Halloween (1 pt.).

b) Christmas (3 pts.)

c) New Year (2 pts.).

d) Valentine's Day (4 pts.).

e) Thanksgiving (5 pts.)

  • 9. If you could go to one of these places which one would it be?.

a) Paris (4 pts).

b) Spain (5 pts).

c) Las Vegas (1 pt).

d) Hawaii (4 pts).

e) Hollywood (3 pts)

  • 10. With which of the following would you prefer to spend time with?.

a) Someone Smart (5 pts.).

b) Someone attractive (2 pts.).

c) Someone who likes to Party (1 pt.).

d) Someone who always has fun (3 pts.).

e) Someone very sentimental (4 pts.)

Now add up your points and find out the answer you have been waiting for!

Put your character in the subject line and forward to your friends and back to the person that sent this to you.

Very interesting to see 'who' your friends are!

(10-16 points) You are Garfield :You are very comfortable, easy going, and you definitely know how tohave fun but sometimes you take it to an extreme. You always know whatyou are doing and you are always in control of your life. Others maynot see things as you do, but that doesn't mean that you always have to do what is right. Try to remember, your happy spirit may hurt you or others.

(17-23 points) You are Snoopy:You are fun, you are very cool and popular. You always know what's i nand you are never are out of style You are good at knowing how tosatisfy everyone else. You have probably disappeared for a few daysmore than once but you always come home with the family values that you learned Being married and having children are important to you, butonly after you have had your share of fun times

(24-28 points) You are Elmo:You have lots of friends and you are also popular, always willing togive advice and help out a person in need. You are very optimistic andyou always see the bright side of things. Some good advice: try not tobe too much of a dreamer. Dreaming too big could cause many conflicts inyour life.

(29-35 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants:You are the classic person that everyone loves. You are the best friendthat anyone could ever have and never wants to lose. You never causeharm to anyone and they would never not understand your feelings. Lifeis a journey, it's funny and calm for the most part. Stay away from traitors and jealous people, and you will be stress free.

(36-43 points) You are Charlie Brown: You are tender, you fall in love quickly but you are also very seriousabout all relationships. You are a family person. You call your Momevery Sunday. You have many friends and may occasionally forget a fewBirthdays. Don't let your passion confuse you with reality.

(44-50 points) You are Dexter:You are smart and definitely a thinker... Every situation is frontedwith a plan. You have a brilliant mind. You demonstrate very strongfamily principles. You maintain a stable routine but never ignore a badsituation when it comes. Try to do less over thinking every once in awhile to spice things up a bit with spontaneity!Now don't spoil it! Have some Fun!!

I'm passing this meme to everyone for each of us have our own unique personalities. Have fun girls!

Beautiful & sexy blogger awards

These awards are from Norm and I thank her for thinking or believing that I am really sexy lol. And since bloggers are beautiful, I want to award each one of them, unfortunately, I can't tag everybody. Hence, it is best to grab the buttons above and post in their own respective blogs.

oldest message in a bottle

The oldest message in a bottle spent 92 years 229 days at sea. A bottom drift bottle, numbered 423B, was released at 60º 50'N 00º 38'W on 25 April 1914 and recovered by fisherman, Mark Anderson of Bixter, Shetland, UK, at 60º 50'N 00º 37'W on December 10, 2006.
source : Guinness world records

I've got a friend in you

Got this cute tag from a nice bloggerfriend Norm.
It is my joy in life to find many friends online and I feel so bless to have a pretty friend like you. To have a friend and be a friend is what makes life worthwhile. Thank you so much for considering me also as one of your friend. A true friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:17). May God fill you with all joy, love, peace and happiness in life and let God guide in all your plans, in all your dreams, in all your wish to happen in your life. God bless you always and forever...
I would love to forward this to Jerlalou, Lerlyn, Jacque, Pinaymama, Fyrnz and Angel.

marimarmania in vegas

Pinoy Marimar and Sergio will be in Sports Center in Las Vegas on December 2, 2007 @ 12noon. A free admission show! Experience the Marimarvelous Christmas Fair with our very own Marimar.

How I wish I leave nearby the venue. I would really love to see them. Someday, somewhere.

my hidden talent

You are both very knowledgeable and creative.
You tend to be full of new ideas and potential - big potential.
Ideas like yours could change the world, if you build them.
As long as you don't stop working on your dreams, you'll get there.

the meaning of my name

What Lira Means

L is for Likeable

I is for Innocent

R is for Relaxed

A is for Adaptable

happy veteran's day!

CommentYou.com is your One Stop Shop

let's honor our veterans all over the world who made the history and freed the people from tyrany!

More of me (tag)

This is a tag from Thira...thanks again pretty!

  • 1. What is your Boyfriend/girlfriends name?>>>Ex-boyfriend, now hubby, Chad:)
  • 2. What color underwear are you wearing now?>>>lol, light pink
  • 3. What are you listening to right now?>>>None
  • 4. What are the last 4 digits in your cell number?>>>8291
  • 5. What was the last thing you ate?>>>bread with peanut butter and milk
  • 6.If you were a crayon what color would you be?>>>light pink
  • 7. How is the weather right now?>>>cool
  • 8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?>>>sister
  • 9. The first thing you notice about the opposite/preferred sex?>>>humor
  • 10. Favorite type of Food? >>>Filipino dish

This tag is forwarded to Mayang and Witchy.

AOS update

Just got the interview notice from the USCIS today. We filed last July 07 and we'll be interviewed this Feb 2008. Seven months on the waiting. Wow! that long? It's like we filed for K-1 visa. I thought it would only take 4-5 months to process.

Nevertheless, I'm still glad that we have the interview date. We're really blessed -- a baby and this. Thanks God!

my dream car

Is car a need or not? Well, for me it is. It's a need! Maybe, if I am still in the Philippines I would really say that it's not and it's just a luxury but a lot of things havechanged. Here, I will be needing it as much as wanting it.

Beetle or volkswagen has been a dream of mine since the first tome I laid my eyes on it. I've been wanting to own one even though the style is outdated. In the Philippines we call it "Bao" as It's funny coz I used to hit a friend's forehead everytime I see one on the road but it didn't stop me to continue dreaming. My heart frowns when I see those gorgeous cars showing off me.

I saw a gorgeous one on the road one time. THe color is yellow and the model is so different from what I've seen in the Philippines. That made me fall even more.

Few years from now, I feel that I will be owning one and can't wait for it. Hope it won't take that long.....hayy yayay...dream...dream...dream!

A meal of sinigang with rice

mmn...yum yum...had a blast earlier!

whew! at last, after a very long time, my tongue finally tasted the sourness of sinigang again. I had two plates of rice tonight which is very unsual for me. I normally eat just a little bitty but tonight is the night hehe. Who could resist this dish?

I added kangkong in the absence of pechay, onion, red bell pepper ( I couldn't find siling labuyo) and the secret to make it maasim or sour, Knorr sinigang mix that I bought from the oriental store), to complete the priceless taste and lo! I made sinigang na hipon sa sampalok. Sinigang is my specialty at home and will always be a special dish for me.

A trivia..did you know that people think that kangkong is for the poor? This vegie is known for that because it is accessible to everyone. You don't need to buy, you can grow it in your yard or just ask some stems from a neighbor.

baby's booties from granny

THe mother-in-law stopped over today to hand me these pairs of baby booties. Her gestures only show excitement and lonesome for a new baby in the baby. Thanks for everything, Juanita.

Awesome thought

Thanks to Juliana for this thought.

This award goes to all the bloggers, too. Feel free to grab and post it in your respective blogs.

minsan pa, Hwang Jini theme

Another koreanovela hit succeeding Jewel in the Palace and Jumong from GMA-7. THis is the theme sang by Faith Cuneta.

Top Ten Flexible Jobs

According to government statistics, these ten careers offer great job flexibility potential:

  1. Medical Transcriptionist
    Complex insurance regulations combined with a backlog of patient data mean a surge of jobs for certified medical transcriptionists. Because most doctors' offices outsource this vital step in the health care process, most medical transcriptionists earn $28,000 or more each year working from home.
    Medical administration training courses can be completed in just a few months, opening up the potential for a lucrative side job or a highly flexible full-time career.

  2. Financial Manager
    Bank branches, stock brokerages, and other financial companies have radically changed the way they do business to appeal to today's active consumers. Earning an
    MBA in finance no longer means settling for banker's hours. In fact, companies are actively recruiting financial managers willing to work when customers need them the most. An online degree in finance can qualify you for jobs that frequently pay more than $81,000 per year.

  3. Nurse
    According to government analysts, a nursing career is as close to recession-proof as most professionals can get in the next three decades. The nation will rely on
    nursing school graduates for everything from rehabilitation to hospice care. Most nurses can choose their own shifts, or work for agencies as flexible contractors. A nursing degree can help you net $52,000 or more per year.

  4. Database Administrator
    If you prefer an IT career with a focus on hard data, train for a job as a database administrator. Companies of all kinds need detail-oriented professionals who know SQL, Oracle, and other platforms that keep data organized. A
    degree in information technology and an independent certification can qualify you for jobs paying $60,000 or more.

  5. Accountant
    Just because you count money doesn't mean you need to do it from nine to five. Not only can you earn an
    online accounting degree on your own schedule, you can work with clients in your office or theirs, at times that suit you both. With an online bachelor's degree in accounting and a few years of experience, you can earn a salary of $50,000 or higher every year.

  6. Software Developer
    Several years after the "Web 1.0" bubble burst, Silicon Valley is hiring professionals with computer
    programming degrees at a brisk pace. This time, instead of lush campuses with free lunches, employers offer perks that job seekers desire: flexible hours, job sharing, and telecommuting. Within a few years of earning your software development degree, you could take home an annual salary of over $74,000 � without actually leaving home most days.

  7. Physical Therapist Assistant
    As medical technology helps more of us live longer and survive trauma more frequently, demand for physical therapist assistants has grown. At
    physical therapist assistant school, students learn skills to assist physical therapists with patient work in the office and at the homes of patients. Earning a physical therapist assistant degree doesn't take very long, and can qualify you for jobs that often pay over $37,000 per year.

  8. Paralegal
    While industry analysts note the shrinking job market for new attorneys, the number of paralegals finding full-time work continues to rise. Most
    paralegal schools allow students to attend classes part-time, while building skills that can help graduates land flexible jobs that pay over $39,000 per year. Online paralegal degrees offer even more flexibility for students who crave a law career without earning a Juris Doctorate.
  9. Graphic Designer
    Thanks to new technology, a degree in digital graphic design opens doors to flexible jobs in a variety of specialties. Whether you work part-time at an advertising agency or run a freelance graphic design practice, you can join the ranks of creative professionals who often earn over $38,000 per year. Many
    graphic design degrees now include business management and marketing training electives to help graduates build flexible, creative careers.

  10. Private Investigator
    Although many private investigators work part-time hours, most detectives-for-hire earn over $32,000 per year. An
    online criminal justice degree can help you understand how to conduct effective private investigations without breaking the law or tampering with evidence.

Finding Flexibility
While many companies are starting to explore the idea of job flexibility,
finding a career path where work/life balance is the norm and not the exception is a great first step toward your long term professional satisfaction. Joe Taylor Jr.

yes! I will be a mom soon

We just found out yesterday. Four pregnancy tests are not lying. I couldn't believe it's happening. I have mix emotions til now. Still anxious of the future.

We are so happy for this blessing. The hubby has been waiting for it. Everybody, from family to friends are so excited as well. My family here are talking about purchasing the baby's needs such as bed, crib etc. this early. They want a baby girl but Chad wants a baby boy. Well, either of the two is fine as long as he/she is a healthy one.

Thanks to all who greeted us. We truly appreciate it.

Nice matters award!

It feels so great to receive an award. For me, it's an indication that my blog is appreciated in some way. I'm thanking Avee for this.

This is the third recognition I have for almost three months of blogging. Yes! I'm new to this blogging world but feels like not because of the nice people I meet everyday.

Now, sharing this award to Thira and Twerlyn is the best thing to do. I met Thira thru bloghopping, a very nice lady. Twelyn is my longtime netpal and we both lived in General Santos but haven't seen each other in person . Looking forward in hanging out with her in the future (para librehon ko nya).

my five favorite songs

I am alover lover of country, classic, rnb and pop music. I do have a long list of favorite songs but the following tops the list :

  1. Awit kay inay - by Carol Banawa. I love the lyrics. This song is for us to realize how wonderful our mothers are.
  2. Can't take that away - by Mariah Carey. Whew! Mariah is an inspirational diva to me. Her songs are so touching with a voice like of an angel. This song has become a theme song of mine.
  3. Whenever you call - still by Mariah Carey and Brian Mcknight.
  4. The rest of my life - Brian McKnight. The never ending love of a man to his girl that he'll do anything for her...so sweet.
  5. My valentine - Jamie Rivera. Another inspirational diva for me.

fall back : time to reset our clocks

It's gonna be the American first to reset the clocks in November instead of October. The time of day is "falling back" an hour this weekend meaning, we can get an extra hour of sleep.

The change officially takes place at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, but most Americans tend to turn clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday night. The time switch marks the end to daylight-saving time, which started way back on the second Sunday of March. This year marks a slight shift in routine instead of dropping daylight-saving time during the last weekend in October, the changeover occurs on the first weekend in November.

The idea behind daylight-saving time — or summer time, as it's known in other parts of the world — is to use the extended daylight hours during the warmest part of the year to best advantage. Timekeepers shift some of that extra sun time from the early morning (when timekeepers need their shut-eye) to the evening (when they play softball).

The shift reduces the need for lighting during the evening, and that's why daylight-saving time is considered an energy-saver — that is, as long as there is morning sunlight to spare. Now that the days are shorter, the daylight-saving advantage has largely dissipated. With the clocks turned back, it will be lighter (or at least less dark) in the morning, but darkness will fall earlier in the evening.

Not everybody goes along with the daylight-saving plan. Arizona and Hawaii, for example, stay on standard time all year round. Each state or country comes up with its own schedule for the switch, and that schedule may be subject to change.
Around the world, Canada and the members of the European Union operate similar summer-time shifts. And yes, some countries in the Southern Hemisphere move their clocks forward an hour at this time of year, in time for the coming summer there.


smells like mariah carey

What's new with Mariah? Well it's about the fragrance M by Mariah Carey -- parfum & lotion. As her fan, I really wanna have this collection. I wish! I wish! I wish! hehe

Well guys, if you're a fan as well and wants to have these, you can make a purchase at the from the ff stores :

12. SS
13. ULTA

or buy here to get a free Mini Eau de Parfum Rollerball with a purchase of 3.3oz eau de parfum.

Awit kay inay ( a song for mom)

I really like this. The lyrics itself speaks everything about motherhood and true enough we will be in the future. Pls click button to play this song. I have my background music in the bottom of this page, kindly click stop to give focus to awit kay inay. Thanks!

May hihigit pa ba sa isang katulad mo
Inang mapagmahal na totoo
Lahat nang buti ay naroon sa puso
Buhay man ay handang ialay mo

Walang inang matitiis ang isang anak
Ika'y dakila at higit ka sa lahat
Ang awit na ito ay alay ko sa iyo
Ang himig at titik ay pag-ibig sa puso ko
Ika'y nagiisa Ikaw lang sa mundo
Ang may pusong wagas ganyan ang tulad mo

Lahat ibibigay lahat gagawin mo
Ganyan lagi ikaw sa anak mo
Lahat nang buti nya ang laging hangad mo
Patawad ay lagi sa puso mo....

Walang inang matitiis ang isang anak
Ika'y dakila at higit ka sa lahat
Ang awit na ito
Ay alay ko sa iyo
Ang himig at titik ay pag-ibig sa puso ko
Ikay nag-iisa ikaw lang sa mundo
Ang may pusong wagas ganyan ang tulad mo

Philippines 40 richest

As of Oct 18 2007

  1. Jaime Zobel de Ayala & family

  2. Henry Sy & family

  3. Lucio Tan & family

  4. Andrew Tan

  5. Manuel Villar

  6. George Ty

  7. Andrew Gotianun

  8. Enrique Razon Jr.

  9. Tony Tan Caktiong & family

  10. Oscar Lopez & family

  11. Vivian Que Azcona & family

  12. Inigo & Mercedes Zobel

  13. Eduardo Cojuangco Jr.

  14. Emilio Yap & family

  15. John Gokongwei Jr. & family

  16. Enrique Aboitiz & family

  17. Alfonso Yuchengco & family

  18. Beatrice Campos

  19. David Consunji & family

  20. Luis Virata

  21. Gilberto Duavit Jr. & family

  22. Menardo Jimenez & family

  23. Felipe Gozon & family

  24. Mariano Tan & family

  25. Ramon del Rosario Jr.

  26. Ronaldo & Rosalinda Hortaleza

  27. Manuel Zamora

  28. Betty Ang

  29. Tomas Alcantara & family

  30. Frederick Dy

  31. Wilfred Steven Uytengsu Sr.

  32. Salvador Zamora

  33. Oscar Hilado & family

  34. Philip T. Ang

  35. Magdaleno Albarracin Jr.

  36. Jesus Tambunting

  37. Antonio Roxas

  38. Manuel Pangilinan

  39. Marixi Rufino-Prieto & family

  40. Lourdes Montinola

source : forbes.com

celebrity billionaires

Here are the top celebrities who made it so much bucks as of March 8, 2007

Donald Trump
New York City$2.9 billion
Trump, the son of a Brooklyn developer, borrowed heavily, built big, lived large and became a billionaire during the 1980s. Nearly lost it all after 1990s real estate crash. Stayed flamboyant, smartened up and embraced reality TV. His Apprentice show is in its sixth season. And now other builders affix "Trump" to their condos and pay The Donald a generous cut of the gross.

George Lucas

Marin County, Calif.
$3.6 billion
The Star Wars mastermind completed his intergalactic double trilogy in 2005 with Revenge of the Sith; final installment grossed $850 million worldwide. Now rumored to be working on a Star Wars television series. Founded Industrial Light & Magic in 1975 to create special effects for movies. Also owns LucasArts (videogames), Lucas Licensing (Star Wars toys, books). Fourth Indiana Jones movie to be released May 2008

Michael Bloomberg
New York City
$5.5 billion
Mayor Mike is New York City's guiding political force; dropped $85 million on his 2005 re-election. Bloomberg LP is thriving on strong demand for data terminals at hedge funds. Revenues exceed $4 billion. Donated $144 million to charity in past year. Recently hung out in City Hall with filmmaker Spike Lee, who is directing a possible TV series called M.O.N.Y. (Mayor of New York).

Oprah Winfrey

Chicago, Ill.
$1.5 billion
After three decades of ruling daytime television, Oprah is still finding other worlds to conquer: Broadway ("The Color Purple"), radio (XM Radio's "Oprah & Friends," books (her weight-loss tome landed biggest advance in history for a nonfiction book). Owns property in Chicago, Hawaii, Santa Barbara, Calif. In January, Winfrey dedicated the $40 million Leadership Academy for Girls outside Johannesburg, South Africa.

J.K. Rowling

Edinburgh, Scotland
$1 billion
Once a single mother on welfare, Rowling is the only billionaire author. The novelist has announced that the seventh (and last) installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be published July 21. Sales of her books have topped 325 million copies. Films have grossed $3.5 billion; more to come as three books have yet to be adapted for the big screen.

Steven Spielberg

Pacific Palisades, Calif.
$3 billion
Arizona-raised movie buff was rejected by top film schools, then dropped out of Cal State Long Beach. Eventually hit it big with Jaws, followed by such blockbusters as E.T., Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan. Last year, he and partners sold DreamWorks live-action studio to Paramount for $1.5 billion. Now tinkering with videogames, reality television.

Richard Branson

London, U.K.
$3.8 billion
Brash British entrepreneur founded Virgin 37 years ago as mail-order record retailer. Constantly exploring new business arenas--this year saw ventures in gaming and biofuels. Eccentric billionaire has dressed up in a bridal gown and stripped in Times Square to promote his products. Also starred in short-lived reality series. Now making news thanks to $3 billion pledge toward renewable energy research and development.

David Geffen

Malibu, Calif.
$4.7 billion
Started in mailroom at William Morris Agency. Founded Asylum Records 1970 (Eagles), then Geffen Records (Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses). Sold to MCA in 1990. Founded DreamWorks with partners Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg in 1995. Hits included Shrek, Gladiator and recent Dreamgirls. Bidding for Tribune-owned Los Angeles Times. Caused media maelstrom after making public digs against Bill and Hillary Clinton, former friends

Steve Jobs

Palo Alto, Calif.
$5.7 billion
King of the iPod sold his Pixar Animation, hitmaker behind Toy Story and Finding Nemo, to Disney for $7.4 billion last May. Today he's Disney's largest shareholder. Convinced Google chief Eric Schmidt to join Apple board in August. Recent iPhone announcement earned him more praise as Apple's "visionary-in-chief." Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 2004, said to be in remission

Mark Cuban

Dallas, Texas
$2.3 billion
Dot-com impresario turned basketball bad boy. Started Broadcast.com with Indiana University pal Todd Wagner in 1995; sold it to Yahoo! five years later for $5.7 billion in stock. Used windfall to buy NBA's Dallas Mavericks. (Team lost last year's finals to Miami Heat.) With Wagner owns stakes in HDNet, Magnolia Pictures, 2929 Entertainment. Duo sold syndicator Rysher Entertainment (Hogan's Heroes) last year.


world's richest billionaires

This list of billionaires is based on an annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people compiled and published by Forbes magazine on March 8, 2007

Warren Buffett

Carlos Slim Helú

Ingvar Kamprad

Lakshmi Mittal

Top 100
The following list is the ranking of the world's richest billionaires on February 9, 2007, and does not reflect changes since that date.

source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_billionaires_(2007)