May you have more birthdays to come. Hope you will forever be the same person I met three years ago.
From me and the 'lil girl, happy, happy birthday (again)to you. I know you will be reading this by tomorrow.
Posted by StaLira at 8/27/2009 09:07:00 PM
Let's reminisce the movie "Cars" on Music Monday.
I am not really a cartoon buff but the movie opened my heart to it especially when I heard the soundtrack of the movie.
Here is Find yourself by Brad Paisley.
Posted by StaLira at 8/24/2009 09:19:00 AM
My day was not merely busy and so I have this chance to read news online via GMA-News. My ears were somehow fluttering upon reading the headlines. It was about Arroyo's extravagant trip to US. You know how news are, it does fly so quick. Every single move she did was caught by the public's eye in just a manner of minutes.
Philippines Pres. Arroyo is now branded as "the next Imelda". It started when the lady President and her entourage lavishly spent P37 million in their 6-day stay in the US. According to reports, Arroyo's entourage had a luxurious dinner and spent $15,000 in Washington and another $20,000 in New York. How many lobsters and bottles of wines did you have? Whew! that was really a lot of money for dinners. And oh, that excludes the travel and hotel expenses, huh.
President Arroyo, you are an economist. YOu know for the fact that Philippines and your fellow countrymen are starving and dying. Here you are spending that much money. YEs, you are the President but it doesn't mean you are entitled to spend the people's money for your luxuries.
Oh maybe you are spending more because you know that this will be your last term in office. Or maybe you are afraid that you won't finish your term because the people are now so much against your moron decisions.
YOu know what, my heart is not set for this lady. She acted so innocent during the leadership of Pres. Estrada just to get the hearts of the many Filipinos who believed she is the answer to poverty and Estrada is a corrupt leader. I say that it was her propaganda as to why Estrada was ousted. Well bad for those who believed because she is enjoying your money while you are in vain.
The Philippines will never ever grow fast if the country's leaders are greedy and self-centered people. Now I am glad I am in America. What I am not at ease with is that my family are still in the Philippines. THis I will live for the rest of my life.
Posted by StaLira at 8/20/2009 11:40:00 PM
Posted by StaLira at 8/20/2009 03:48:00 PM
Oh how I love this song. It reminds me of the "should be forgotten past" lol (warag naa baya sad oi). Ler, basig kahilak kag lansang ani ha hehe...
THis is Nina, Philippines Soul Siren rendition of "love moves in mysterious ways.
Posted by StaLira at 8/17/2009 01:14:00 AM
Over two years ago, I married the man in my dreams. We didn't have a luxurious wedding though. The marriage vow took place at the Justice of the Peace with friends and family around. Aftersuch, we had a formal lunch party at a nearby restaurant. At night, the hubby's parents had a little gathering in their house.
Prior to the wedding, the hubby and I went from shops to shops to purchase my wedding gown. Price comparison between stores took me forever to choose. I really didn't want to purchase an expensive wedding gown. And since I have a tiny foot, I had to purchase my pair of bridal shoes in my home country. That lessened the stress.
The wedding and the reception were a blast. It was so memorable for the both of us. Every now and then, we talk about that very important day in our lives.
Oh, if you are looking for bridal shoes or someone you know, I'd like to mention that there is a wide selection of designer and affordable bridal shoes at Zappos.com. THis store carries some of the popular bridal shoe brands such as Stuart Weitzman, Calvin Klein, Nina and more. At Zappos.com, you can also find bridesmaids shoes as well as groom and groomsmen shoes . I know you are very much familiar with the store. So visit Zappos.com to check it out.
Posted by StaLira at 8/15/2009 05:20:00 PM
Posted by StaLira at 8/12/2009 11:49:00 PM
I was checking updates on my Friendster account last week. One of my friends uploaded pictures of her Vegas vacations with her husband. Well, she ain't really my friend. I haven't met her in person nor have not talked to her over the phone or internet. It so happen that we are both married to an American and both are members of a certain forum.
Anyways, I won't go further. Those pictures that she posted are picturesque. The hotels and night lights in Vegas are definitely breathtaking.
THe hubby and I are planning to visit there someday. I really want to see the so called "Sin City".
So have you been to Vegas? Would you mind telling me about your amazing Vegas vacation?
Posted by StaLira at 8/12/2009 11:26:00 PM
Last year, I did a little updates in the house. I have changed the kitchen faucet as well as replaced the light bulbs in the kitchen, living room, hallway and the three bedrooms.
Since I am a pro-green environment, I have chosen the energy light bulbs to save energy and eventually money. For more savings, I just replaced one light bulb and took off those are not energy saver bulbs. So instead of having three or more bulbs in one fixture, only one bulb is giving light to each area or room.
Speaking of energy saver light bulbs, here is the website that you can give a visit in case you need replacements or updates. Check out www.elightbulbs.com for a large variety of light bulbs. This e-store is now on sale for up to 60% off. THis is a huge savings -- a discounted light bulb plus energy bill. Ain't that cool?
Posted by StaLira at 8/12/2009 11:09:00 PM
Every now and then, I talk to my sister in Canada via YM or on the phone. Each conversation, we never failed to talk about our childhood.
Yesterday, I dunno what she ate but all of the sudden she was sending me tons the family's antique pictures. As I looked at it, I couldn't help myself but burst out laughing. THe sis and I were exchanging funny memories during our younger days and that include our looks and outdated fashion (lol).
Everything that we have built are forever cherished throughout these years. So this song goes to each and every member of my family in the Philippines.
No need for me to provide the lyrics. Below is a Karaoke version of Paglisan by Color it Red.
Posted by StaLira at 8/10/2009 02:56:00 PM
Posted by StaLira at 8/08/2009 12:58:00 AM
Philippines is a folklore rich country and is one of the two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia. Being a Catholic nation, Philippines is still bounded with superstitiouns and beliefs. At the young age, children are taught to believe in an irrational belief that a certain thing could result to any circumstance per se. Cautions are always given beforehand to avoid unwanted results.
I grew up with superstitions. My ancestors handed their beliefs to my great great grandparents down to my generation. From generations to generations, most of those beliefs still exist in the present time.
For non-Filipinos, I guess you would think that Filipinos are born crazy for having these creatures in our our minds :
Posted by StaLira at 8/06/2009 05:47:00 PM
In my previous entry, I posted about RV and boat financing. If you haven't go through it, I'd like to highlight that Good Sam Finance center offers a fixed rate of 6.75% APR for either RV or boat financing.
Good Sam's service does not end just there. Aside from financing, Good Sam is also on extended service plan for motorhomes, 5th wheels and travel trailers and cars, trucks and SUVs. You would definitely make use of what you are paying if you have the rv warranty in any case your RV breaks down. Good Sam has the best coverage based on the comparison chart provided on the www.goodsamesp.com.
I don't have an RV nor a motorhome, yet. In time, the hubby and I are going to get one. Once that plan pushed through, I am certain that I will get the extended service plan offered by Good Sam.
To learn more about the extended service plan, feel free to log on to the website.
Posted by StaLira at 8/06/2009 05:25:00 PM
One of the best things about summer is that we could stay at the patio or lounge by the pool while letting the sun kisses our skin, feeling the breeze of the wind, watching the trees dancing with the wind, hearing the birds sing and adoring the nature's best. There is no better way to have everything than sitting on a patio or outdoor furniture.
If in case you want to upgrade your outdoor furniture, I would like to inform you that Cozy days, an outdoor furniture dealer is having a summer sale on select tables, chair and lounge. Purchase today to save up to 74% of the list price. The store is also offering free shipping as well as pay no tax at all. Please visit the website for terms and conditions.
Cozy days has a large selection patio furniture, outdoor furniture, patio furniture covers, patio furniture cushions, kids furniture, pool and beach and more. Please check out www.cozydays.com for furniture images, details and pricing.
Posted by StaLira at 8/06/2009 04:15:00 PM
We are trading the hubby's truck to his mother's car. My mother-in-law wants the truck because she loves to be on road. She decided to have a truck as she is always on the inter-state off to Florida and other nearby states where she could have her outdoor activities such fishing and crabing. Buying a truck from a dealer is not her option. She don't want to pay too much such as taxes, closing cost and other fees.
In the hubby's part. It's his way to become a debt-free person. My mother-in-law is paying the rest of the balance next month after she receives the car's title in the next two weeks. So with the in-law's car, the won't have a monthly truck note.
One of hubby's main concern as well is that he is paying a full-coverage insurance that costs him a fortune. The insurance went high this year. Once everything is settled (car's title paid-off balance), the hubby and I are going to search for auto insurance quotes for comparisons.
Posted by StaLira at 8/06/2009 03:55:00 PM
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If you want to know the rest about the best diet pill and if you wanna make a purchase, just log on to the website and your queries will be answered.
Posted by StaLira at 8/06/2009 02:13:00 PM
Who says that you can not get your own RV? Who says that you can not get yourself a boat? Who says that there is no such RV and boat financing? Who says Good Sam Finance center offers 8% APR?
Well, those who said it are just unaware that there is a finance center that you can reach to get your dream RV or boat. Good Sam Finance Center offers a fixed rate of 6.87% APR. Should you choose Sam to be your rv finance agent, you would get the following rewards :
Posted by StaLira at 8/06/2009 01:51:00 PM
For pet owners and the like, there is an e-store that you can visit and shop your pet supplies at. Visit www.jefferspet.com to see a large selection of pet, equine and livestock products and more. Jefferspet offers quality products at discount prices with friendly live customer service.
The e-store is currently having a special pricing on dog supplies and cat supplies. Get this Plush Cuisine Dog Toy for only $.99. It is a fuzzy and squeaky plush toys fashioned after some favorite American cuisine. For sure your doggie is going to love this toy and would probably play with it for hours. For your cat, a set of two sequin fish with assorted colors for $.99 is worth the fun and joy of your darling fur.
Why would you get a much expensive product from other stores where you can get it at a very low price at Jeffers? Visit the website today for comparison. You will be amazed with how much savings you can get if you shop at this store.
Posted by StaLira at 8/06/2009 01:16:00 PM
A Filipina by heart and soul. Proud inheritance of Visayan and Bicolano tribes. Born and raised in a humble home in the midst of the Tuna capital of the Philippines", General Santos City.
A wife to a gorgeous man (wink) and a mom to an adorable silly girl. An adopted Southerner, trying to embrace the Cajuns. Living harmoniously in a simple home in Louisiana.