Me, Me, Me, Me, Me

Igot tagged by Marose a while back and I'm sorry dear for posting this just now. I was am crazily occupied. But hey, better late than never right? Thanks girl! Mwah! So here's the tag, and don't be surprised if (to the tune of Bratz' It's All About Me) it's all about me, me, me, me, me:

1. What time did you get up this morning?

6:20


2. How do you like your steak?

i'm all for well done. Else, I won't eat it.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?

don't dare laugh. Jeepers Creepers 2. with someone I don't even like now.

4. What is your favorite TV show?

Spongebob, Oh My Momay
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

London
6. What did you have for breakfast?

rice, munggo and fried fish.
7. What is your favorite cuisine?

Filipino

8. What foods do you dislike?

okra

9. Favorite place to eat?

Jack's

10. Favorite dressing?

none
11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?

none

12. What are your favorite clothes?

torn shirt and pajamas

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?

France
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?

1/2 full
15. Where would you want to retire?

here in Baguio

16. Favorite time of day?

early morning

17. Where were you born?

Bulacan

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?

none.

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?

errr..

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?

ummm...

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?

everyone
22. Birdwatcher?

yes. and butterflies and insects, too.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?

morning. now.

24. Do you have any pets?

3 dogs, 4 chicks, 3 chickens

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?

i won in a raffle contest! LOL. that's exciting. for me at least.
26. What did you want to be when you were little?

a cashier. LOL. seriously.
27. What is your best childhood memory?

running along a fish pond dike with my dad, with the sun brightly shining.
28. Are you a cat or dog person?

dog person
29. Are you married?

no
30. Always wear your seat belt?

if the driver makes me wear them

31. Been in a car accident?

never

32. Any pet peeves?

wet toilet seat. grrr..
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?

meat toppings
34. Favorite Flower?

sunflower


35. Favorite ice cream?

no particular flavor. i LURVE them all!


36. Favorite fast food restaurant?

chowking
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?

haven't taken it
38. From whom did you get your last email?

marce jade, with more articles. LOL.
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?

i don't have a credit card
40. Do anything spontaneous lately?

yes, i uninstalled some fonts. LOL
41. Like your job?

YES!
42. Broccoli?

sure
43. What was your favorite vacation?

errr.. every one of them


44. Last person you went out to dinner with?

Paulie. With Svet
45. What are you listening to right now?

Empire State of Mind, Alicia Keys

46. What is your favorite color?

pink. and green. and brown

47. How many tattoos do you have?

none

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?

everyone!

49. What time did you finish this quiz?

12:30 pm

50. Coffee drinker?

sometimes. i just started drinking coffee again.


Beware Of Baguio Thieves

I wasn't able to share with you this immediately because it was preceded by the issue of my sites' downtime and my mind was in a mess those days. Anyways, I might as well tell our story now. And this is not to discourage you from going to the city. This is just to warn you that Baguio is not as thief-free as compared to other cities like it used to be. Me and my sister, together with our children, were walking down Session Road on the way to Tiong-San Harrison when we were kind of stalled in front of McDonald's (in lower Session Road) because of a lot of people were crossing the pedestrian lane and I was kind of distracted by the black smoke coming out of a car exhaust. We have a hunch that's when the thieving happened because moments later, a group of students called my attention and pointed to my open bag.

We immediately looked inside and were shocked to find that my cellphone is missing! Okay, don't hyperventilate yet. It wasn't a big deal to me because it wasn't even an expensive phone. My sister, who uses it (I don't use that cellphone anymore. Haven't for months now.) was the more affected one (she's a text addict). What infuriates me is that I used to feel so safe going to town. We hardly hear of any pickpockets or thieves lurking the roads of Session. Up to that day when we were the victims ourselves. Thinking back, I wish we could have reported it to the police. But we were seriously shell-shocked that day. That was the first time we have been robbed of anything, see. Oh dear.


So when you go here, just please be careful. Especially in that area. The thieves may be operating there regularly, I don't know.

Am I Getting Lucky Finally?

Remember when I wrote in here a while back (during our blogversary contest) about me being very, very unlucky when it comes to raffle contests? Well, it seems that Rota Fortunae (wheel of fortune) has turned for me. It's barely halfway through the year and I've already won two blog contests whose winners were determined by raffle! LOL! I know that may not sound much to some of you who are lucky in this kind of stuff but for me that's an achievement of a lifetime! Because you gotta believe me when I tell you, I haven't ever won (except maybe for that one time in an office Christmas party when I won a Php200 gift certificate for Penshoppe. But I was pregnant then. I was supposed to be lucky, so that doesn't count) anything in my life by chance. I know. Sad, right? So what two contests am I talking about? The one by Bambie from her blogversary and the recently ended blogversary contest by marce Chris. I didn't even win the top prizes from those two contests I'm I feel like I've won top prize. LOL. Are raffle contests finally being friendly to me? Hee hee. And oh. Congrats to my fellow winners :)

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Two Up, Two To Go

So I'm still waiting for my WAHMaholic site to propagate. When it's done, my WAHMaholic Designs will be back in business again. The Beauty Queen Gene (BQG) site and the private blog that I host are already up, though. In fact, I did a post for BQG while waiting for my WAHMaholic database to upload. I haven't been visible the past three days, but I am working "behind the scenes" for repeat orders. I promised I will post about the new template I did, but I am too lazy right now to upload a screen shot, but I promise I will, when WAHMaholic goes back up (I will post it there). Anyways, if you have nothing better to do, you might wanna check it out. It's the Happy Monthsary site, and you can visit it HERE.

Down Everywhere

My domains WAHMaholic and Beauty Queen Gene, as well as my subdomain WAHMaholic Designs are currently down because of bandwidth issues (when did my sites get so popular??). I was not informed that I am nearing my bandwidth limit (is there really no warning when that happens?), so I cannot do anything now but take measures to make sure that does not happen again. So that means you'll be seeing more of me here in the next one to two days. LOL. Damn bandwidth. So here's what's stressing me ever since I woke up this morning:


 No more hassles after this, I swear. Okay, so I'll be off now to install a client's template. I'll post here after we're through :)

Inspirational Thoughts's Blogversary Contest Sponsors


Here are marce Chris' lovely blogversary contest sponsors and what's up for grabs by joining her raffle contest:



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  1. Write a post about what inspires you and make sure you link back to this contest page saying it is your official entry.
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Inspirational Thoughts


Being a WAHM, as most can imagine, is not easy. Especially for me, since I am the breadwinner of the family. Everything we have comes from what I earn online, and although I have been a WAHM for more than two years now, I still cannot say that I've learned everything there is to know about making money online. So it is still very difficult for me, and sometimes I become frustrated and want to quit. Being a freelancer, jobs do not come everyday, and when they do come, they can sometimes be a huge pain in the you-know-what (which is also true of any job, full-time or part-time). But you know what keeps me going? Paulie and Svet. When I think of how this job has helped our family and how it has allowed me to spend more time with Svet and Paulie compared to if I was working full-time, it feels like I'm the luckiest person alive. True, we might not have much in terms of materials things (I would venture to say that we in fact, have little), but this relationship that we have because of my working at home is something that I will not exchange for any amount of full-time job salary in the world.

Just thinking of Paulie, always understanding me when I am pissed off with work and he becomes the shock absorber, is enough to make me go on. Just hearing Svet in the background talking nonstop about goodness knows what (she speaks in German, at least, me thinks) makes me smile inside and say to myself that "Hey, life's not so bad after all". Just being able to just drop my work to watch them play or play with them I think is very precious, and those moments make my work (heck my life) seem less of a pressure. A lot of people might think that what I do for a living is fun and easy. I have to admit that there are times that it can be that way, but when the low points come, it really tests my endurance as a WAHM. It makes me falter, makes me think twice if I am really up for the challenges, but you know, when you remember that you have a family that you love who needs you, you just go straight on, without a moment's hesitation, without a thought of "What about me?" I know a lot of moms can relate to what I'm saying, and that many of you will agree that indeed, the family is our source of inspiration.



 

4 Years, 9 Months, 8 Days

That's how long Paulie and I have been together. I didn't realize we'd last this long, let alone have a hyperactive toddler like Svetlana who brings joy to our lives. We hardly fight nowadays, but that doesn't mean we understand each other all the time. But we've learned our lesson (the hard way, sadly), and know that even though we're not perfect people, we have to accept each other for who we are, give each other room to breathe and learn not get into each other's nerves by knowing what pisses one off in the first place. I can't won't say that Paulie is the most ideal man to live with, but I can say that given my attitude, he's put up with so much and I'm amazed that he's still here, taking care of us in the ways that he knows how. He is like the guy who loves his dash kit so much, yet doesn't yell at his girlfriend for staining or spilling something on it, just because he knows who's more important. I sometimes wish he is a better, luckier, more driven person, but then again, if he's all that, will he be the same Paulie that he is now? If not, then I don't think I would like him to change, because what he is right now is someone whom I've come to love so much, and I know in my heart that he loves me and Svet the same way.

 

More Freebies!

My internet connection has been a royal pain in the ass in the past couple of days, so to pass the time (and besides I think I also promised that I'll be doing more of them. LOL) I made twenty new freebies for y'all. Ten of them are word arts, and ten are spoofs of the Intel Inside logo. Here are a couple of what's in store for you at my FREEBIES section:


WAHMaholic Blog Designs

WAHMaholic Blog Designs


There's more of those in HERE. Grab and enjoy!

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Friday Fill-Ins #3



1. I just had a super cold fresh mango juice. Boy is it gooood.
2. I'm giving away a makeover! A blog makeover, that is.
3. The third sentence on the 7th page of the book I'm reading: No little computers. (Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess).
4. The Cocktail Shaker font tickles my fancy.
5. I was walking down Session Road when I realized I should be walking in the opposite direction.
6. Sophie Kinsella makes me laugh!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finish Jade's layout, tomorrow my plans include working on CeCe's layout and Sunday, I want to stay away from my computer

Happy Birthday Bambie!

Although quite busy, when I found out that it's fab momma Bambie's birthday today, I can't resist but make a banner for her. So here's to you Bambie, on your special day. May this day and everyday of your life be filled with love and laughter. I'm sure it will be easy to achieve, with Anzy and your loving husband by your side. Happy birthday dear! Enjoy your day with your family! *hugs*

Post It Note Tuesday #7



Click the post it note above to get directions on how to create your own, and be sure to link up and play along with Supah Mommy and the lovely gang! While you're here, why don't you check out my sticky notes this week!


















Get A Free Pond's Skin Essentials Exclusive Product

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Happy Birthday Seiko!



One special lady is celebrating her red-letter day today! And I guess from, the title of this post you already guessed who it is. LOL. To my marce Seiko, I know we haven't met in person, and haven't really chatted a lot on YM, but I know that because of the bond we have, there will come a time when we will get to know each other better. I am very excited to see you in June (yes marce, bababa ako ng bundok for you and marce Jade. Tee hee)! I know we'll have a fun time by then, and I hope that this day you will have fun with your family too. Happy birthday marce! I hope that all your heart's desires will come true because I know you're such a giving and kind-hearted person. Happy mother's day na rin pala sayo! Mwah!


Oh. I almost forgot your birthday theme. LOL. Good thing I had Pehpot's greeting to you open in another tab. Niahaha! Forgetful me. Anyways, to the woman who has everything, what else can I give but my love and friendship? You know I'd do anything for you and the rest of the marce club, so if there is anything that you might need from me, I'm just here for you. Love you marce! Hope you liked our gifts :)

 

Some Freebies For You!

Some of you may know that I have rolled out my portfolio site a couple of days ago after a long time of dilly-dallying. But finally, it is open for business! And together with opening it, I made twenty something freebies which you can grab from HERE! I promise to add new goodies each week so please check it out once in a while, see if you'll like to grab some of it. Here's a couple of what's up for grab on my folio site:

WAHMaholic Blog Designs

The really popular phenomenon which had me thinking of doing a badge for anti-jejemons. LOL. I'm one, by the way. Bleh.

WAHMaholic Blog Designs

Aren't we all? Tee hee.

There's a lot more n the freebies section so do swing by! See ya there!

Friday Fill-Ins #2



1. Salsa and tortilla chips!
2. Look at what you've got dribbling on your chin! and you've even got mustard!
3. By the time I get home the house is all a mess. When the cat is away the mouse will play.
4. The snacks section is what I look forward to most when grocery shopping.
5. And I was dreaming about a new laptop.
6. Avocado in (lots of) milk and sugar...is there anything else better?!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to working on my freebies, tomorrow my plans include a movie marathon with the family and Sunday, I want to work on my freebies again!

GT: Childhood Friends



This weeks Girls Talk theme hosted by none other than my cheery marce Niko over at her ├╝ber violet Girls Rule blog is really a trip down the memory lane. My childhood friends, like Niko, are my cousins. We're a pretty tight family, on both sides (but I'm closer to my mom's relatives) and these are a couple of pictures I dug up. Pretty old pictures, which says a lot about my age. LOL.


The one above is of me and my cousins on my father's side. I don't see them anymore because we each have families of our own now, plus we live in another city. I am closest to the two small boys on the left, Em and Hon, and we communicate sometimes on Facebook. I'm the girl in blue with the pink headband, by the way. I don't know what happened to the picture and why it's messed up that way. Tee hee.

Below is a picture of me, my sister Rb, my favorite aunt Tita Itang, and our two cousins Bronson and Mark. They are from my mom's side, and I still see them when we go to Bulacan. Mark has a baby now, and Jerby (Mark's son) is born on the same month as Svet. Bronson is still single and is still batang-isip (childish). LOL. But I love them both. And now I miss them. It's your fault Niko. Niahehe.



Join our trip down the memory lane this week and share your old pictures and stories! Head over to Niko's blog to join in the fun!

 

Post It Note Tuesday #6



Click the post it note above to get directions on how to create your own, and be sure to link up and play along with Supah Mommy and the lovely gang! While you're here, why don't you check out my sticky notes this week!