Showing posts with label friendships. Show all posts
Showing posts with label friendships. Show all posts

June 26, 2013

“No man is an Island” a tagline that never fades, it’s true we can’t leave happily in this life journey without any companion. Everyone of us have own Friends and a Best-friend(s) whom aside from our family we share to them our thoughts, feelings, secrets and sometimes those did which are naughty stuffs and so. To keep friendship, one need to trust each other, adjust each other and never ever fail the trust broken to each one party because once trust is being ruined that person will not trust you like what trust he/she gave to you before, unless if you do something  really extra-special and promise to not do it again. Of course the other party has to prove it!

Not all time of our life we will be with our friend(s), time come we will be apart with each other, just keep on communicating each other to keep friendship. Communication is the very core step of friendship and it is not a problem nowadays since we have lot of social networking sites and alike. The most important thing is that even though your friend is not in your side but he/she must be in your heart all the time.

June 15, 2013

Life has a lot of surprises! I was just chatting with my friend a minute ago. As she mentioned she is now single again. I thought all the while that she is engaged to a person whom she knows that he is the one for her. But what happen? There are lots of circumstances in life that we cannot expect that it will happen one day in our journey.

So now they are "break" already. So lesson learned, in every relationship for singles or couple never expect too much. It surely hurts when everything turns into nothing. Waiting in vain, right? So make sure to control and if not then you will be hurt. But you will learn a lesson after.

So for my friend, sorry to hear about that. Maybe God has another plan to both of you. Just be who you are and he will come in the right time to you. Just be patient enough.

June 05, 2013

Mmmmm… yummy, yummy! That’s the right word to explain. I fried Argentina beef loaf the other day and it was really tempting. I missed this kind of loaf because there's nothing this here in California or in USA. Way back before, I love argentina corned beef at home. Then I just knew that there's already a beef loaf variety and yes, I love it just like the corned beef! Very easy to fry and really tasted perfect.

I am so glad I have awesome friends who are ready-to-go and bought for me when they went from my birth country home.. My longings for this beef loaf has come to an end. Sad enough this is my two last cans.

Actually, there are corned beef or beef loaf here too but they are not into the same taste. This is one of the two I really love most. Frying this with egg is perfect too and with dried fish as a side dish. Perfect!

Oh, I'm feeling hungry again. What should I do with my dieting this time. It is always good to eat this yumminess! I always feel hungry every time I see a can of this .

March 12, 2013

The lunch bag has gone a long way from the time “baon” (food to bring) was wrapped in brown bags, banana leaves, or plastic cellophane. Oops! I am talking about our lunch box or lunch pack in the birth country. Now, the traditional baon wraps have given way to more innovative designs that are compact, handy and convenient and, most importantly, keep food fresh and crisp.

More than just the designs, though, it is also important for lunch bags to be tight and drip-free so food and drinks won’t leak and create smudges or stains on your bag, or clothes when you open it. This is really important, especially if you are giving a lunch box to your child in the school. You should consider buying a lunch box with air and liquid tight, and must have a resilient silicon seal to keep your food fresh longer, warm longer and eliminates odors and spills as well.

January 27, 2013

 Without a credit/debit card or PayPal, it is really impossible to buy merchandise online or even open a music/video-rental account. For many, they have a credit card, but I am sure they have to limit theirselves from shopping online, otherwise they will be buried from debt.

I actually have PayPal and good thing the store that I planned to shop for a gift online for my friend is accepting such for payment, but the thing is I changed my mind, I won't shop online yet. I have planned to do it this coming weekend at the local store nearby, at least hubby is at home, and he could watch Sarah while I am away for a couple of hours. I have no idea yet on what to buy, but since she is a woman, I am sure it is not hard to look for a gift for her. I want something that she could use, wear, or see it everyday. I just wish she will like it. Anyway, while I am typing here, I am also chatting with my friend on Facebook. Ha ha. Thanks to my little princes for not disturbing me. She is such a darling! :)

November 20, 2012

Finding a real and true friend is hard. I know that everyone of us is aware of this things. A true friend will never leave you nor forsake you, he or she will be at your side no matter what will happen. But in friendship you cannot avoid any misunderstanding in both sides. So if this time will come, be ready and prepared. Remember that there is no relationship that is perfect! Everybody will pass into a situation that you feel like it is the end of the world but that is only a test. Keep on holding because this will strengthen your relationship towards each other. If you are a real friend, you are open to talk on things that makes you struggling in between. And most of all, you respect each other's view. So once you found a friend whom you can lean upon, treasure and keep it! Tell her or him that you value your friendship!

October 09, 2012

Sarah is just one year old, and a few more months I guess, I have to give her a potty training (I get nervous when I think of it). Honestly, I have no idea on how to start with it. I hope there will be no fighting scene between me and Sarah. Ha-ha! I asked hubby about this, and he told me just to give her the potty chair, or I will let her see me sitting in the toilet. Ha-ha! Hubby thought that it is just as simple as that, but for me, this is really a big thing that I should have to learn before Sarah could start her potty training. I actually asked some of my friends who have children about this potty training issue, their own journey about it and the steps. And they shared their experiences; some were funny and some were frustrating. Anyway, I know there are also books that I could read on how to train a child to poop on her potty-chair. I wish I could have it soon so I could start reading on it.

I hope my mommy instinct will work. :-)

October 08, 2012

When you start planning a business, the competition is part of an overall strategy that encourages bringing together business ideas and people who have the research, capital, connections, and general know-how to get a start-up. I remember our feasibility study in college; we couldn’t graduate if we couldn’t pass a business plan. Even if we were just a graduating student, there was some kind of business plan competition. With the help of thorough research on the net and reading some blogs like Mandrien Marketing blog, for sure if you're in this level right now, your group could have won the first prize just like my friend!

Her business plan was truly successful for it was posted, until now, at the library of the university where she  graduated and some businessmen used this plan. Every time I saw a business like the business planned they created; she think if they have been to the school where she studied, and buy this business proposal. By the way, the group received a plaque of recognition plus a guaranteed job from one of the sister company of the school. Anyhow, at Mandrien Consulting Group, they can help make you to start your business effectively. If you have been into your business, and it seems that the business activity is running so slow, they can also help you identify the problems and how to cope with such problems. I would suggest trying to read their blog so you would know why you should hire their services.

September 27, 2012

Things have been changed when I became a mother. When I  had no baby yet, I had plenty of time on blogging. I could also go out the house any time during the day (but I am not complaining okay. Smile. :-)). I could visit some of my friends here in our place if I wanted to. Or I will invite them to come over, and we will have fun in the kitchen such as cooking, talking and of course, eating. Our home before was actually empty. It was only me and hubby living in this quiet place. Now, everything has been changed when the bundle of joy arrived. The empty home is now alive, and full of laughter. Despite the problems that we had when my daughter arrived, my husband and I were/are so grateful that we were able to pass all the pains in our heart when Sarah needs to undergo a surgery. With the help of the prayers from family and friends, our little princess is now grown-up and yes, so joyful. :) And because of Sarah, we have a happy and lively home. How happy is that? Yes, very happy despite all the trials and struggles (and all along the way). :-) Life is a beautiful journey and worthy to smile much more with our happy angel. :-)

August 14, 2012

Sometimes I feel like crazy remembering past negative vibes. So every time it attacks me I have to do something, to make those happenings in positive way. Looking back from the past is not bad but we all know that past has past. It is great to look back when such will do good for the present, otherwise, it is not healthy at all. We must look ahead of our future but we are just human sometimes we cannot avoid to think of it. Ha! Oops!

Anyway, I just remember that one of my old mate is now a successful business woman. I saw her Facebook and remembering the past that mate of mine did not have any plan to be a business woman. I am just happy with her achievement and now she finally has her own business. I am so glad that she did not forget me at all. She added me in her Facebook friends. So still good to remember the past but only those good times and some bad times, well if it would do good for the present (as I said) or for the future, then all is good to go. Yay, what a journey it has been. Smile.

July 23, 2012

I don't know about you, but one of the first things I check out whenever I go to a new place, say a friend's house, a hotel, a resort or a restaurant, is the comfort rooms! Not only that I find it really comforting to stay there a bit after a long travel, or a stressful drive, but I also take refuge in the relaxing  plus quiet ambiance. A piece or two of aroma therapy candles also helps a lot in making it a haven for travelers, diners or visitors.
I guess it won't be much of a puzzle why women spend considerable time in the comfort room, then. Apart from sorting our personal affairs and having a small chit-chat with our friends and companions, we also take the time to admire the beautiful and contemporary comfort room pieces there, especially those adorable sinks, which you can also find in the websites. We take our time reveling in their intricate details, memorizing each design and pattern in our heads, not forgetting to comment how they simply make the place look better with them around.

Oh well, musing about those beautiful sinks made me think of replacing the one I have in my own bathroom now! What do you think? ;)

Where are you heading now? Are you planning for any vacation?

We need to relax and have time to bond together with family or friends (or both). Good to go and visit other places to unwind! Bring your family with you which sure makes your life more complete in such vacation journey! Am I in drama series now?

Haha! Well, I am just sharing my thoughts of what a kind of journey can be made soon. There are lots of possibilities, you can go to a beach, go to camping or go and visit relatives. It is up to you, check your budget and of course check the availability especially if you and your husband are working. In my case only my hubby is working so it is not hard to plan. I am just waiting for his go signal and all I can say is YES! I want to explore and of course to visit some other places that I’ve never seen and been before. So plan ahead of time and give yourself a break!

July 14, 2012

When people decide to leave the comforts of their home and venture to other locations there is usually a reason behind it, or it is already a norm in the house that they have a yearly or twice of vacation a year. Whether the cause to travel was a last minute whimsy or had an actual purpose, it makes one think about all of the reasons why people travel, talking about the first reason I just gave. For everyday life in the work office or in any institution you’ve been working or at home, we cannot avoid that we can encounter stress. To relieve from that stress we need to give some rewards for ourselves. Traveling is one way to relieve stress and aside from that you can also explore new things and new places. I just can remember a while back during my college days. I used to ride a bus and sit near the window once stress came in. With it, I can see the beauty of nature in different places and just came back to my place. Ah, it's great to reminisce those days. Having loads of assignments and projects to finish and alikes. Just missing it now, though. :-))

Alright, you will also gain new experience that will become one of your treasures. Overall, traveling journey can be a wonderful experience or it can be draining, expensive and just plain torture. Nonetheless, if you need to go, then embrace it for what it is, and try to make the best of it even if it wasn't planned. Every time we travel we get to know a lot of things and being knowledgeable after exploring new things and places especially the usual way of fun when we go to our relatives and friends that live a hundred miles away. Such a good step of stressing-out those stuffs in our mind. What do you think? Have a great vacation! :-))

One of the most treasures in our journey in life that cannot be steal by someone is our friends.To add, a person with an intrapersonal skill mostly gain more friends. As what we know, no man is an island. It means to say that an individual cannot stay longer without a partner in his/ her life. We have lots of friends but they differ from each other. Some of them are friend in need which they are present if they need your help, some of them are just your friend if you have the wealth or some are just don't have good attitudes which you have in common, which is not good.

A real friend is a person you can call anytime both in sadness and happiness. A friend  that can be trusted. Trust is very important to keep friendship. If a person break the trust of someone it is so very hard to get  back the trust that he/she gave to you. Trust is just like chocolate once it was melted it gets to deform  and even if you will froze it , it never come back on its shape again. The essence of friendship is not the smile and gestures that we give but a feeling when you discover that someone believed in you and willing to trust you.

A Hawaii vacation is something that every family member will look forward to. Although preparing for it can be quite overwhelming, you need to make sure that you attend to every detail of your soon-vacation journey to ensure that everything will go smoothly as planned. Packages on Hawaii vacations are very popular and they get sold out easily which is why you need to decide on which vacation package to avail as soon as possible. Being able to make reservations early is encouraged because it will allow you to get the vacation package that you need at the dates that you prefer. There are some travel agencies that offer discounts to clients who book for reservations months in advance. You may want to take advantage of those offers.

It is important that you find a reputable travel agency like Aqua Resorts that can offer you the best Hawaii vacation packages at the most competitive rates possible. You may browse through their website and see which travel service you want to avail of. They can help you find the best accommodations in the islands. One of their services is the air and hotel package which includes a complimentary airfare and accommodations while you enjoy every steps of the way of the other wonderful amenities and services. Through their services, your dream of having that perfect Hawaii vacation with your family or friends will become a reality.

June 27, 2012

Because of the fast changing society which I think that all happened because of modern technology  today. Different kind of social networking site also arises in the steps of the way. And one of the most visited networking site is the Facebook wherein almost all people have been registered to this site regardless with the age. This is the kind of networking site where in you can  easily search the people that are far away from you and you can also do chatting, take a picture, post photos and albums as well as you can post your status that can be share and seen by your friends. On the other hand, you can also be updated with the news and their journey, with some of your friends in the news feed. You can specify the person added on your account if that person is your brother, sister, cousin etc. on the said site. And for now they upgrade more that side, you can already chat with web camera and more updated with the status of your friends, people are addicted to this site because they gain satisfaction not just like other social networking site.

Special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and weddings deserve a special gift. People usually give a unique piece of jewelry to make the celebration journey even more special. If someone close to you is celebrating an important milestone in her life, you may want to give her a gift that she’ll be able to use in many different occasions for a really long time. Verragio Rings are just made of unique pieces of romantic jewelry that you can choose from either made of diamond, platinum and alike . Any of them can be the perfect gift can even become a future family heirloom.

In buying jewelry, consider the occasion as well as the jewelry preference of the recipient. Consider her sense of style. Make sure that you will choose a piece of jewelry that she is most likely to wear frequently. Classic Verragio Jewelery such as a solitaire diamond pendant goes well for those who frequently attend formal occasions. There are various pieces of jewelry that can be worn a daily basis and can be used to accentuate a certain look.

Find a trusted jeweler that can provide you with the quality jewelry that you can give as a gift. Your jeweler will also help you decide which piece of jewelry can be the suitable gift to give.

June 14, 2012

 Whenever there are special occasions such as anniversaries or birthdays, some people would choose to go to their favorite restaurant to have a simple and intimate dinner. Those who may be too busy with work and would want to just have a simple dinner instead of an extravagant party may just book for a reservation at their restaurant. Some would even use it as an opportunity to try out the newly opened restaurant that has been getting good reviews. But if you’re looking for an alternative to dining at a restaurant, you can instead choose to just have a special dinner at home. Your preparations journey should not be that elaborate especially if you are only planning to invite a few close friends for dinner. Prepare a menu that you know your guests would love. You can also serve them a dish that they haven’t tried before but you know they will surely love. You can also serve wine. A carefully chosen wine can enhance the flavor of the dishes that you will be serving. If you are unfamiliar with how to choose the best wine for your dishes, you can make some research online or you can participate in a Sonoma Wine Tasting activity, to which it has a bunch of wine to choose from. You will get to determine which wine would complement the dishes that you will be serving. Great food, great friends and family paired with great wine will surely make your dinner even more special. 

May 25, 2012

As much as I like to make maja blanca and cook mixed vegetables in coconut milk with rice and salted fish then stew fish for meal but cannot kept-up with my time. Very busy and I had only few time left for me to do it all if ever. And my baby love daughter Sam already woke-up. Now goodbye to the cooking-journey in my kitchen then. Option B took its place. Yes, a ready-to-eat one should have to be ordered. " And hot pizza, bread sticks and soda has to be in my table before they are here " --- was what's on my mind lately. And hooray, I got it! After I took shower, I called the pizza delivery and placed an order. They made it on-time! Great job to them. Huts off! The delivery man deserves my tip (not that big but he deserves it). After all, it was friends get-together. Meaning, special :-)

It had been how many months I was not able to eat that meat lovers favorite toppings of the pizza DH and I liked to order. You know, I am in diet for the goal of weight loss blah blah. If you didn't know, it was not yet a year old my baby Sam had been delivered in this world by yours truly. Apparently, I still had the baby fat on me. Ha! So a typical pizza is a no-no (yes, unless if it's non-fat *wink*) for successive eats.

And so, have a great day everyone!

Oops! You might wonder what I  meant My City Friends. It is meant as my friends here in the city where I live. I have three friends here, namely: friend C, friend A and friend P {friends CAP for short. :-)}. It is reunited since we have not been able to be around with each other with our kids completely for how many months already. First time then we were complete. Yesterday was a joy in our hearts and the hearts of our kids. It was at my home. Good thing they suggest it here since no need for me to go there and everywhere. Heh! :-) You know, tomorrow is a pre-op of my baby love. :-)

Okay, friend D and her kids was able to attend. She did not picked-up her mobile as friend C and P called her. Whilst friend C was with her kids bought something and headed towards my home, she saw them. Great that she went. We had. Kids had fun. At first, my daughter Sam got wary but later on she got used with her friends and mine. She had fun among us. :-)

Foods and pizza its bread sticks were served along with misty drink. We had a lot of foods, in fact, there are many leftovers. The foods were not planned so well but see, we had a lot and again we had many leftovers. I think God blessed us. :-)

By the way, we gathered together for the condolence of our friend C, her mother died. Sad. :(

Alright, let's not spoil the time-being for friends reunited. All in all, the friends journey met-up was great though.

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