Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Good nite

Oh my Gee! I got so engrossed watching my soap that I didn't realize it's already my bedtime!!!! Tomorrow's a big day at work and I have to sleep early to be prepared. I hope there's no storm tonight. Last night's thunder sure woke me up! Good Nite Folks!


I need help. My brother is asking me to get focusrite saffire pro 40 for him but I don't know where to start. I have searched websites but I can't seem to find the right one. I am comparing different products, but it is pretty hard to come up with a decision when you know nothing about the product you are looking for. It just doesn't make sense to me. Anyway, I have copied links and sent it via email to my brother so he can help me with the process. He can pick the one he needs, send me the link, and I can go ahead and order it. Voila! Problem solved!

What is your dream job?

Yes, you...what is your dream job? How do you plan to achieve it? What are you doing to make sure you get to your dream?


Don't know much about computers. I was born and raised in an era where computers were not widely used yet. In school, we dealt with floppy disc and the DOS system. Nowadays, it's a different story. Kids are exposed to computers at an early age. My son's elementary school integrates computers in their daily lessons. My daughter even uses visual reporting from http://www.inetsoft.com/ for her school presentations. She dreams of becoming a computer programmer someday. I can only dream of creating my own website, from scratch.


Nothing relaxes me after a long work day than watching my favorite Pinoy soap opera. I am very thankful to the many uploaders online. They never get tired of uploading, for the sake of all of us living abroad. Very unselfish, very Filipino.

Music programs

Just got home from a successful day for string celebration at the High School. It was fun listening to all the different kinds of music and all the different kinds of instruments. For the first time, the guest musician used a numark mixtrack and everybody was at awe at the sound he produced. The community is thankful for the music program we have in our school district. Amidst the budget cuts, they are still able to provide such a great music program. I am proud of my community and the people that live in it.

Long day

I had a long day at work today. It started out slow, but it got pretty hectic towards the end. I'm glad I loaded up on Mudslide coffee, my favorite Keurig coffee flavor. I'm a happy camper inspite of the stress :-)

Summer Fun

Everytime I hear the words kneipp, or heim, or aufwiedersehen, or anything German sounding, I am reminded of my connection to the country I consider my consider my second home. I moved to Germany from the Philippines right after College and it was a total culture shock for me. I was 19. It was rough in the beginning, although I was with my family, I still felt alone in a country that didn't speak my language. It didn't take long though to completely immerse myself with the German culture, and I must say I love every bit of it. In fact, moving to the US 6 years ago made me appreciate Germany more. I am happy that we are going back there this summer, even just for a short vacation. It's nice to revisit the places I've come to embrace in the 14 years that I lived there. Can't wait!!!

day for string


It's allergy season again. I can tell there's high pollen count in the air whenever my son starts sneezing and coughing. Sometimes his eyes look as if he has pinkeye and it causes worry in his school. He had been sent home one too many times because of it. Normal allergy meds doesn't work so we have to get prescription from our doctor. We change our hepa filter regularly to facilitate cleaner air in the house, but it's a different story outside! I sure hope he outgrows it. He's the only one in the family who has it.

Friday, April 05, 2013

day in a dog's life


Spring is here! I hope. It's been a roller-coaster so far. It gets warm one day, cold the next. I can hear birds chirping by my window sill, and the smell of air is somewhat different too. It rains from time to time. Good thing I picked up a few items when our local mall had a huge sale on rain jacket for men. Pretty soon, I should be able to plant some vegetables in my vegetable garden. I plan on planting tomatoes, eggplants, bell pepper, and maybe some cherries too. Last year's harvest was abundant, I was eating veggies almost everyday. Nice to see the "fruits" of my labor. Can't wait!



I bought a new movie on Ebay, but I haven't even touched it. I just didn't have the time to spend on myself. I used to be able to have a little "me-time", but all that went poof this week. Work was hectic, and a bit stressful. I am hoping for a better week next week, as I recharge my energy this weekend. I promised myself I won't allow my hectic schedule to get in the way of my "me-time". In fact, I ordered online audio books and I intend to devote an hour each day to read. I think by doing this, I am also setting a good example to my kids. They need to learn that time is very important, and we should never neglect ourselves.


Weekend! Yes, weekend is here!! I am so excited! Had a long work week and I'm glad to catch a break! What are your weekend plans, bloggers???

Tuesday, April 02, 2013


I can't wait for summer! The family is planning another camping trip this year and Steven can't wait to use his new Nemo Obi Tent. Last year's summer camping trip was so memorable, the whole family decided to make it a yearly tradition. The kids had so much fun doing outdoorsy stuff. We have visited 3 camp sites so far and the one that made the most impression is about 10 miles away from home. All our camping gears are set and ready to go. Just waiting for the nice summer weather to smile at us :-).

here kitty kitty


As a last resort, my friend ended up getting gas station cigars. He was too busy working that he didn't have enough time to stop by the local cigar shop. Not that he's a smoker, oh no. His wife told him to get it for Pa-in-law's birthday, and he almost forgot. Needless to say, the gas station was a life saver. I told him he better stock up on cigars when he gets the chance. I wonder if they expire?

Busy day

I had a busy today. There's a lot of issues at work, but I was able to resolve it. Thank God the work day is over! :-)


I wonder how I can make my online coupons print to web pages. I have asked my daughter for help because she knows better than I do. I wanted to put everything together in one place so I can retrieve them easily when I want to. My printer is ready for action as well. I want to be more organized this year. Compared to last year, I have made some progress. My files are slowly being transferred to back up disks as we speak. It's very time consuming. Sigh. It's a process and I need to be more patient.