December 31, 2008

Meilleurs Voeux! all my friends and fellow bloggers! May each new day brings you happiness.. prosperity and goodhealth!
Bonne et Heureuse Année 2009 à tous!

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December 27, 2008

waiting for after xmas sale!

Christmas celebration is over! Hb, daughter and I had lots of fun despite of the fact that we're only three at home celebrating the réveillon de Nöel. Too bad, I didn't took photos that much because the memory cards I had with my Canon Ixus 980 IS digital camera isn't big enough to hold unlimited photos. I am thinking of buying a new one but I prefer to wait for the big after Christmas sale for some good deals!

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December 24, 2008

xmas greetings all my friends, visitors and readers! Wishing that this holiday season lights up your heart and home with peace, joy & love. Happy Holidays!! Bisous.

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December 20, 2008

seems like yesterday

I remeniscents the day daughter A was born, her Papa always took videos of her petite cherié with his Sony HD camcorder, capturing every moments of her daughter's young and tender age. For me it seems like yesterday. Time really flies huh! Now our baby is grown up into a beautiful young lady and yes, looking back at those times made me realized that JP and I are not getting any younger anymore. Agarayyyy!!

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December 17, 2008

It's done!

Glad I'm done sending my christmas cards today despite of my lazy(ness).. blame it on the cold weather. lol* Mes amis, mille excuses if you will recieved them only after the holidays. wink*

Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!!

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December 13, 2008

self discipline

Gaining weight is easy but losing them is one hard thing to do especially for someone like me who's not a sports enthusiast. Actually I love hiking but I've been lazy these past few days due to the cold and freezing weather we had. I know I need to control my eating habit or else I will end up taking diet pills to shed these extras kilos I got.

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December 11, 2008

La Suisse

Switzerland is such a nice country with magnificient mountains (the Swiss Alps) and it's beautiful scenery. And living not far from the Swiss border is an advantage for us, because we can visit there anytime we want to without any visa needed. Swiss is famous not only for thier bon chocolats Nestlé but also a home of the finest and good quality Patek Philippe watches. Patek Philippe are the one who manufactured the first ever wristwatch in 1868.

This is a photo of the Swiss Alps taken in one of our trips in Switzerland last spring.

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What kind of sweater are you?

Personally, I don't think I'm cynical.. lol* but obviously I feel comfortable wearing turtleneck sweaters which is quite opposite with daughter A. What about you? Try the quizz here:

You Are a Turtleneck Sweater

You are sophisticated, streetwise, and even a little cynical.

You are quite cultured, and you don't fall for gimmicks or trends easily.

You are naturally chic. You have a urban, cosmopolitan style.

And you know that the secret to looking good is not trying too hard!

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December 05, 2008

another award

One of the places I would love to spend christmas is non other than my homeland the Philippines. Christmas plays an important part of the Filipino culture and tradition. Christmas season is celebrated by Filipinos through caroling, and for me it is simply the best!
Oh! well, speaking of christmas my blogger buddy Gengen of Mommyko handed me this award. Feel free to grab it, if you wish:)

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December 03, 2008

home repairs

Home repairs and maintenance often costs a lot of money particularly if your property is situated near the beachfront where salty water and humidity is so high. I can see it in our vacation home in PI. Such a pain thinking that every year part of our budget goes to home repairs and maintenance. Last summer we had the house getting re-painted again and had the outdoor and indoor lighting replaced. I hope it would last for a long time.

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November 26, 2008


This morning we recieved une "faire-part de naissance" (birth announcement) from my long-time friend and blogger buddy Lucille in Paris region. She gave birth to a cute angel named Charléne last November 9th. Her baby weighs 3,330 kg and such a cutieeeee!!

to the proud parents & grosses bises à toute la famille. mwuaahhh*

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November 21, 2008

Quel temps!

Autumn and winter season makes me feel lazy all the time. I hate going outside even for just a short walk unless I don't have any choice at all. It's been few days now that we have frequent rains and winds and of course temperature is going down too. How I wish to be in the tropics right now where I can wear those sexy tops freely without the risk of getting sick. Mais bon c'est la vie! I've notice also that cold days stimulates appetite as well, good thing there's appetite suppressants that helps curb our cravings:)

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November 19, 2008

Keeping in shape

Christmas is the time of year where family gatherings and parties are frequent. A time also where we want things to be perfect and yes, keeping in shape is one of them. wink* If you are thinking of looking for an effective fat burning formulas, Get Diet Solutions provides complete reviews of several diet pills available in the market. In this website you can also get important infos concerning the pros and cons about Anoretix diet pills.

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November 18, 2008

Friendship tag award

Mareng Babette thank you for this award:)

Start copying here:

“And lovely are the blossoms that are tended with great care, By those who work unselfishly to make the place more fair. And, like the garden blossoms, Friendship’s flower grows more sweet when watched and tended carefully by those we know and meet. And, if the seed of friendship is planted deep and true and watched with understanding, friendship’s flower will bloom for you."

Here are the rules for this tag:

1.) Copy the badge and put it on your blog,

2.) Link back to the blogger who passed you this tag,

3.) Spread this tag to at least 7 or more bloggers who you think you are friends with.

Now, it's my turn to pass this tag to Vicki, Cora, Gengen, Twinks, Janese, Darlene, Glorie & Angel. Grab it here guys!

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November 13, 2008

Family health insurance

Last summer while on vacation in the Philippines, I experienced gum infection problems. I didn't pay much attention to it for I thought there's nothing really serious. But when we return in France the pain never stop bothering me, I decided to see my dentist and had antibiotics for a week. I was also told to return to the clinic 4 times for a thorough check-up which was then followed by several treatments. Luckily, for now this gum infection problem is getting over and I never spent any centavo for all the treatments done. Thanks to our family health insurance who shoulder everything!

Btw, that's meh below w/mama and her sister neng:)

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Good to be true!

Several days ago, I got lots of emails telling me that I won something. Well, with the christmas season getting closer it's really good to be true! lol* I deleted all those messages but still it keeps on coming thru my inbox. Do you think it's a scam?

Here's a copy of another email I got this morning:

Success Alert!
Thursday, 13 November, 2008 10:12
"Mrs.Rose Wood"
Add sender to Contacts

This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of £500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand (British Pounds) held on the 10th of November, 2008 in London UK.The Selection was carried out by a Computer Randon Selection System whereby Twenty One Thousand Email Addresses was extracted from the web and your Email Address came out as one of the Three Lucky Winners of this lottery Edition 2008.

Contact our fiduciary agent for claims with:

Agents Name: Mr.Brown Smith
Tell: +44 702 403 2734
+44 702 40 32679

REF No: UKNL-L/200-26937
BATCH No: 2005MJL-01
TICKET No: 20511465463-7644

Fill the below:
1. Name:
2. Address
3. Marital Status:
4. Occupation:
5. Age:
6. Sex:
7. Nationality:
8. Country of Residence:
9. Telephone Number:

Mrs.Rose Wood.

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November 08, 2008

Love conquers everything:)

Meet the world's tallest man.. he's name is Bao Xishun, 54 years old and stands 2.36 meters tall. After a global search for a suitable bride, Mr. Bao Xishun has married a woman who is 25 yrs younger than he is and two thirds of his height.

Love indeed conquers everything:)

(Photo courtesy of BBC News)

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Dealing w/ Plantar Fasciitis

I'm not particular of wearing high-heeled shoes but these past few days I noticed severe pain on my left foot mostly when I get off in bed in the morning. At first I thought it was just a mild nail infection but the pain kept bothering me. I'm afraid this might be the so-called Plantar Fasciitis. I browse on the net and read reviews about it trying to find the right medication and treatment but, hubby said it's better to call and see our doctor to know what's exactly going on. Well, let's wait and see.

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November 04, 2008

Meeting w/Nimfa

Yesterday, we had a day trip in the neighboring city visiting my friend Nimfa. Monday she phoned me up and invited us for lunch at her house together with two other filipina ladies. Nimfa is a native Bicolana and a good cook. She's one of my bff living in Belfort which is about 100 kms away from our place. I was glad the weather wasn't that bad enough and JP and Alyssa agreed to came with me. lol* Nimfa cooked our very own pinoy foods and it was all yummy! Everybody had lots of fun, enjoying the sumptious lunch she prepared and the non-stop chikka-han and laughters too. I told them that, it was certainly our last get2gether for the season (autumn & winter) since JP and I avoid travelling by car at this time of year. I felt sad though, because this christmas we couldn't attend this one big Filipino Christmas Party which will be held in Alsace Region:(

Oh well! speaking of christmas, it's not complete without gifts. wink* I want to share with you this great site where you can find authenthique
NFL Jerseys uniform sets for kids. Football lovers would truly appreciate this unique gifts. You have different choices such as:
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. Atlanta Falcons
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November 01, 2008

IT Solution that works best

Nowadays, if you want your businesses to become more competitive, successful, profitable and productive? Think of using iCorps advance technology, expertise, knowledge and skills. iCorps Technologies offers a comprehensive IT outsourcing and network support services around Boston and New York City. It is a full service IT solution that helped broaden your IT capabilities and giving you the power and flexibility in handling the many aspects of your technology needs. iCorps NY IT services provides superior and enduring solutions best suits for business and infrastructure implemented by professionals and certified consultants in the business field. Whether you need for networking integration, business application development, website design, network monitoring, IT support and preventive care.
With the economic turmoil going on right now, getting the help of an IT consulting firm expert is the key to accessibility, productivity and success of your business! Other great services iCorps IT Consulting experts are offering includes:

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All Saint's Day in the Philippines

Today & tomorrow, millions across the Catholic Philippines trooped to cemeteries to honor their dead loved-ones. Aside from Valentine's Day, these are also the busiest times for flower dealers and vendors as well.
During All Saint's Day & All Soul's Day, cemeteries around Manila and Cebu, will be full of vendors selling everything from bottled waters, foods, candles and flowers.

How I wish to be with my family back home at this time of year to be able to lit candles to my beloved Pa & grand-pa:(

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Increase your company's sale

Brand Identity Guru Inc. is a reliable and top-notch internet Marketing Company. It is a Boston based marketing and advertising agency that provides small and big business firms a clear and effective strategy in corporate Internet branding, strategic marketing, Search Engine Optimization, research techniques and more.

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If you are interested, take a tour at Brand Indentity Guru for other great services they are offering. It is surely of help to you.

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October 31, 2008

Halloween greetings

Sad to say but Halloween is not very popular in France unlike in the U.S. Here often adults and children wore "deguissement" only during carnavals which is held once a year. Bizarre huh!
Anyway, to all my friends across the miles.. I'm sending you my brightest Halloween wishes. Enjoyyyy!!

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October 27, 2008

Pyramid Financial Solutions

With the economy crisis going on, it's always good to avoid ourselves getting into all sorts of credits or else it would make our life miserable. I know credits helped a lot in times of emmergency when you don't have anybody to turn to.. but you need to be extra careful in doing such thing. In case you are facing debt collection problems, try to search for a reliable debt collection agencies or better yet visit Pyramid Financial Solutions, this is surely of great help to you.

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October 25, 2008

kalagot jud!

It's already past 11:00 pm now and here I am still wide-awake trying to finish visiting blogs and dropping EC's when suddenly I get this one:

Server Error

The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request.
Please try again in 30 seconds.

Woahhhh... kalagut jud, hapit na unta ko mahuman! I'm sorry guys but I better off to bed now. Will return the visits tomorrow for sure. Have a nice weekend:)

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October 18, 2008

Get rid of extra fats

When I was in my late 20's I never experienced having weight loss problems. I can eat whatever foods I like without the risk of getting fat, but as I grew older things had finally changed and getting rid of those extra fats isn't that easy. I've read different articles concerning weight loss pills available in the market including this liquid fat burner products. I'm just curious to know if this fat burning formulas really safe and effective to use.

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October 16, 2008

Vive l'Automne!

Autumn is the best season of the year aside from springtime. I can say that I'm lucky enough to have lived in this beautiful place known to be the green City of France where autumn foliage is truly spectacular each year. But I admit autumn has it's negative side as well and this is what I hate most. I noticed that when autumn comes, rains & winds are present and because of these.. temperature will start getting colder too. I miss those times when you can wear sexy tops and flip-flops freely without the risks of getting sick. Now, it is necessary to cover ourselves or else bonjour chez le docteur. lol*

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October 11, 2008

Visiting Las Vegas

I loved to visit Las Vegas someday and hubby knows it! I told him that for our next wedding anniversary I would very much appreciate if he could take me and our daughter for a Vegas vacations and together we will explore this fascinating city.
Oh yeah! living in France is a bliss, it's a
beautiful country with lots of interesting places to visit but I'm just curious to discover the american cultures and thier way of life. wink*

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September 30, 2008

Great deals on soccer goals

Soccer games or better known as Football is very much popular in Europe. Football is a kind of sports well-loved by many adults and young ones alike. No wonder at a very young age, most parents enrolled thier children in a club that provides football activity classes to both girls and boys. But if you have more enough space in your backyard it would be a lot better. All you have to do is get a portable backyard soccer goal and let your kids play outside while you're busy with other things.

If you are looking to find a wide selection of the finest portable Soccer Goals you can buy, Soccer Goalz Inc. is the official supplier of the top backyard portable soccer goals at discount prices, from official aluminum soccer goals to youth backyard practice soccer goals. Thier competitive pricing makes Soccer Goalz Inc. the only place to buy soccer goals and soccer goal accessories.

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Take a peek at thier website for some great deals!

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September 29, 2008

French is Fun

When I first came here in France, way back 17 years ago.. it was a lot difficult for me for I can't understand or knew how to speak the French language. Learning French isn't that easy but as time goes by with the help of JP and the audio book hubby bought for me I learned to speak thier language little by little. And now, I am proud to say "Je parle français couramment" wink* How about you? Wanna learn french?

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September 27, 2008

I luv autumn

Such a bright and sunny day today, temperature was about 15°c just perfect for an afternoon walk. After dropping off Alyssa at a friend's house JP and I went straight to Leroy Merlin to get bathroom lighting fixtures needed at home. Right after, we went to the countryside enjoying a short walk in the woods.

Autumn is really great! the different vibrant colors of autumn leaves are truly spectacular. How I wish weather would be like this all year long. wink*

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Airbrush spray

I had a friend who just moved recently to thier newly built house. She and her husband are the ones who make most of the inside finishing touches including the painting works of walls and ceilings. I admire her a lot because she never did this kind of thing before but now she's good at it. She told me that they're using airbrush spray in painting doors, walls and ceilings because it's a lot more easier to use. I will probably give it a try!

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Top franchise concepts for 2008

Are you looking for a large selection of profitable home based business ideas? Franchise GATOR are featuring a complete listings of the top franchise business opportunities and information you might need. You can make research and browse opportunities based on your desired industry, geographic preference and your investment level. It's all that simple!

Visit website for more additional infos, who knows this might be of help to you!

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Skin acne products

As a mom, I always want the best for my daughter but when it comes to acne problem I've no choice except to rely with the help of a skin specialist. I make a lot of research and read reviews about the many acne treatments available we can find on the net but sometimes it didn't work the way we want it to be. Until, I discover this website They are featuring different skin acne products that works best for my daughter's skin.

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September 24, 2008

Retrieve your lost photos.

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September 23, 2008


My husband and I loved french wines of any kind. Infact, every meal we often served a glass of it. As far as I'm concerned, my favorite is the special Vin de Paille & Macvin de Jura. I love the sweet aromas of this remarkable wines. JP used to bought wines at Viniphile and also a member of wine of the month club. Wine is good for health but don't forget to drink with moderation! wink*

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September 21, 2008

Car Insurance online qoute

Since prices of commodities and everything are going up high considerably it's no wonder that insurance premiums had increased as well. That's why, if you think of getting a car insurance it's always good to look at different insurance companies and make comparison in order to get the best rates possible. Right now, you can also get car insurance online quote
which is great!

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September 11, 2008

Grand Braderie D'Autumn

We arrived home from our summer vacation in the tropics last week of August, but too bad because summer sale in France had just been finished. I didn't got the chance to do my shopping spree this time. Well, anyway I'm still looking forward for the "Grand Braderie D'Autumn" here in our place by mid-october. I'm sure lots of different interesting winter stuffs awaits me. hehehe*

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September 10, 2008

Friendship Award

Got this cute friendship award from my blogger friend Glorie. Merci beaucoup Indhay for thinking of me.. that's so sweet & nice of you. wink*

... Now, i'm passing this Friendship Award to Mareng Babette, Mira, Carlots, Mareng Lan & Ms. Kookie. Grab it here ladies!

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September 06, 2008

Allergy-free environment

Since she was a baby, dd is already prone to skin allergy and having a calcium-enriched water supply at home make it even worst. The best thing we could think of is to install water purifiers to remove contaminants and other micro organism and helps maintain an allergy-free healthy environment. I know choosing the best one couldn't be easy but as far as I'm concerned, I always go for an environment friendly products.

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September 05, 2008

Finding jobs in San Francisco

Looking for jobs somewhere in San Francisco? is the perfect place for you to find local jobs in and around San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose areas. Thier website provides highly relevant job search results to help you find jobs more quickly and easily. Getting started is easy, take a peek at and start posting San Francisco resumes. Who knows you'll be the next lucky person to get hired. wink*

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September 02, 2008

No fee balance transfer

Got a call from a friend today asking me to go with her at the bank tomorrow morning. She wants to open a new account but ashamed to fixed a rendez-vous with the bank since she doesn't speak fluent french yet. Oh well, I understand her too. I told her she can now apply for a checking account online which comes with free checks and free online banking. She can also get a no fee balance transfer credit cards as well. Sounds interesting, huh!

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August 24, 2008

Beautiful cultured akoya pearls

"Jewelries are women's best friends" Yeah, you read it right! We all know that wearing any kinds of jewelry adds beauty to our outfits and brighten up our days too. No wonder, more people opted the use of handcrafted jewelry for everyday wear. As far as I'm concerned I feel inlove with this beautiful sets of bracelet, necklace and earrings made of Akoya pearls sold at The first western company to own a cultured akoya pearl farm.

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August 23, 2008

We're back!

Hello guys! we're back from our two months vacation in the Philippines. I miss a lot the french cuisine and the cold climate as well. lol* Oh yeah, funny but true!

Thanks to all of you who kept on visiting my blogs and leaving some footprints here.. it is greatly appreciated. However, it was very difficult for me to return the visits while on vacation due to the fact that our internet connection at home was too slow. Hubby & I aren't satisfied with the Globe broadband connection we had in pinas, but no choice except to deal with it. Maayo nalang kaysa wala di ba? lol*

Photo was taken during our 17th Wedding Anniversary! Golsti na jud... agarayyy! hehehe* This is all for now.. will visit you guys soon. Kapoy pa kaau ko sa byahe:)

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August 16, 2008

Want to start a new business?

If you are planning for a new business venture, Franchise Gator are featuring a complete listings of the top business opportunity and home business information you might need. You can make research and browse Franchise opportunities by industry. Just enter your geographic preference, desired industry and your investment level. It's easy as 1.2.3. So, why not give them a try? Visit thier website for more additional infos.

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August 08, 2008

Isn't he cute?

Hubby loved cats but raising one at home is a big NO since our daughter had allergy with cat's hair. This photo was taken at home few months ago when Alyssa wasn't around and JP adopted this adorable pet from our neighbour for an hour or so. Il est trop mignon! Seems like he's watching for some opps for me. lol*

Well, If not only because of my daughter's allergy, JP & I had surely adopted this adorable cat definately and get him a perfect scratching post or
cat trees to play and sleep.

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August 07, 2008

Corporate giveaways

For today's businesses, giving away company logo shirts during christmas or at any tradeshow exhibits plays an important factor in selling and promoting different kinds of products. It is one smart way to increase your company's sales opportunities as well. At Corporate Shirts you can find discounted, bulk pricing for custom embroidered shirts with your company logo on it. You will receive the items after two weeks of placing your order. Check them out!

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July 29, 2008

Acne treatments

Having problems dealing with acne? are providing a complete list of the top rated acne treatments available you can find such as: Acnexus, Bruunhause, Lipovox, Juliet's Organic & Biodermazen. The following products are categorized based on thier safety, efficacy, value, quality, company and customer feedbacks. The website are also featuring different acne treatment reviews for you to read on, check them out!

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July 28, 2008

Air conditioning compressor

It's been more than a month now that were here spending our vacation in the North of Cebu, but hubby still find it hard to tolerate the hot climate and high levels of humidity in the Philippines. That's why everytime we came over here, J-Paul always make sure that the air conditioning system at home works. Good thing we have a family member who is an air conditioning tech. so, I asked them to checked the air conditioning compressor every now and then if they're running normally.

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July 23, 2008

Spa & beauty career

If you are young and wants to have a career in the Spa and beauty industry, all you need is find a perfect beauty school that's best for you. spa & beauty education is an online resource for cosmetology school, beauty school, massage therapy schools and other spa training programs. Such a great opportunity for those who wants a successful career in this field since spa & beauty industry is now a booming business!

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July 09, 2008

Want to stay sexy?

There are some ways to burn those extra calories you have. Doing your favorite sports regularly or getting daily exercise really helps. However, for those who were not sports enthusiasts like me, taking diet pill is another option. are featuring different variety of generic Phentermine. But hey! you need to be extra careful not to take phentermine if you are taking other products.

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get rid of extra fats

When on vacation, I never pay much attention of the foods I ate mostly when I'm here in the Philippines. I try to eat any kinds of local food without worrying too much with those calories. lol*
After our vacation, I certainly need diet pill or do some sports activities in order to get rid of the extra fats I had. What do you think? hehehe*

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July 08, 2008

best buy

Hello friends, just sharing with you this great site this is a perfect place to find some best buy on anything and everything ranging from clearance blowouts, electronic items, computers , music, books and many more. Everything can be found in just one place. are also featuring weekly deals, check them out I'm sure you'll find one that fits your needs!

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July 07, 2008

Looking for ipods

I am not an ipod user but when I bought one for my daughter Alyssa, we used to hear music and enjoy watching movies together. I find it really cool and thought of buying one for me too. lol* I tried looking for ipods here in Cebu but, the price are quite the same in France. So, I just wait till we're back from our vacation and look for some good deals at

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June 28, 2008

Home at last!

Last wednesday, despite of the strong winds and heavy rains we've encountered during our stop-over in Hongkong, I'm really thankful that finally we arrived Cebu, Philippines safe and sound. I'm glad to be here in my home sweet home now, although it's a little bit difficult to tolerate the hot climate and high humidity. lol*

This tuesday, we are planning to return to Cebu City to buy our weekly supply of goods while hubby is also interested of the home theater lighting he had seen at one of the stores at SM Mall.

Have a nice day to all!

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fleet tracking device

Good news to business firms most specially to those who are operating a rent-a-car or trucking company. Installing a gps fleet tracking device in your cars could help you in monitoring your vehicles and the drivers and insuring that your employees are working just right. This special device managed an unlimited number of vehicles and drivers. If you are interested, check out LIVEVIEWSGPS.COM for more additional infos!

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June 22, 2008

Je suis en vacances!

Hi guys! Me, and my family will be flying to Cebu, Philippines for a two months vacation at bukas na ang alis namin. Would like to thank you so much for the visits, tags & messages you left here.. they're greatly appreciated!

Please bear with me if I can't visit your blogs
as often as I normally do.. my apologize!


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June 19, 2008

It's summer time!

Summer is the perfect time for some outdoor and water sports activities. I'm not a sports enthusiast myself but I enjoyed swimming a lot although I'm not good at it. wink* Actually, can't wait to be at the beach right now doing picnic and barbecueing with the whole family.

By the way, speaking of swimming I found this great site where you can find lots of beautiful and sexy swimwear outfits you can ever find. Check-out for a large collection of designer swimwear online.

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June 16, 2008

Bonjour à tous!

Good morning friends! Hope you all had a nice weekend. Ours, not that bad as well.. it's just that things are getting pretty busy here that's why you haven't see me visiting your blogs lately. My apologize to all of you! Alyssa and her (Thêatre) group will have a "spectacle" this evening.. kaya, ito busy as a bee na naman ang Nanay preparing her things, costumes & etc. wink*

Thanks a lot for the constant visits as well as the nice kind messages you left here. They're greatly appreciated:) ENJOY YOUR WEEK GUYS!!

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June 15, 2008

Bonne Fête Papa!

Mon Chéri..

I just want you to know that Alyssa and I, Love you so much! The many things you've done.. all the times that you were there for us.. helps me know deep inside that you really care. We are so blessed having someone as dear as you..

Trés Bonne Fête de Papa..!

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June 12, 2008

i luv Flip Flop

Yep, I am definately an « outdoorsy » person. I feel most comfortable being with nature. Beautiful scenery and good weather always brighten up my day.. wink*

Flip Flop reminds me of summer.. sun.. and sea. lol* Bitaw uy, I'm already feed-up with so much rain going on here. Send us Mr. Sunshine pleaseee!! lol*

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wine refrigerators

If you loved wines, then there's the best way to keep your favorite wines stay in good condition. Wine Enthusiast has a wide selection of wine refrigerators , large and small wine cellars, wine racks, EuroCave classic including under counter and built-in models. Such a perfect storage for your selected priced wines. At Wine Enthusiast you can also find lots of personalized gift giving items. Check them out, you surely find one that fits your needs!

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June 07, 2008

farmhouse sinks

Today, weather was so bad with heavy rains and temperature was going down to 12°c. My goodness! what kind of spring is it? So, instead of going out we just decided to stay home and enjoy ourselves watching our favorite movies.

I also had the chance surfing on the net looking for some great deals on home acessories and was amazed to see this beautiful high quality farmhouse sinks. How I wish Philippines is just nearby. I surely would love to buy one to put in our vacation home there.

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for the love of books

J-Paul and our daughter had the same passion for books, Alyssa surely got the genes from her papa. She loves reading books as well as her papa does. No wonder, at the age of six yrs old.. she already started wearing eyeglasses.

Part of JP's extensive collections were being bought at Amazon books.
Of course, until now he still continue with his passion and are glad knowing that he could pass all of these to her one and only chérie.

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June 04, 2008

birthday gift

Daughter Alyssa's birthday is fast approaching, too bad we can't celebrate her birthday at home since it falls on the day of our departure going to the Philippines. I already asked her what gifts she would want us to buy for her birthday, and she replied with a big smile saying she wanted to have several Nintendo DS games. lol* She will be turning 16 yo this month but as you can see she's still playing those stuffs right now.. funny huh* Anyway, I am thingking of buying this cute gold bangle I've seen at Jewel Elegance. I hope, Alyssa will like this beautiful surprise gift!

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June 01, 2008

have a nice week!

Good morning everyone! How's your weekend? Ours, was great! We had some French friends who came over yesterday and spent the whole day with us. I've cooked our very own pinoy foods for lunch and glad they all loved it. Oh well, dapat lang noh.. lol* I must admit, pinoy cooking takes a lot of time to prepare.. unlike the french cuisine. wink*

Well, gotta go now but promised to visit you guys later! I need to do first the vacuum cleaning here.. I hate doing this, but no choice. poor mehhh:(

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May 30, 2008

computer upgrade

Few days ago, I heard my daughter Alyssa complaining about her Sony Laptop computer being so slow. I told hubby about it and he said that for a three year old computer that she had, it's quite normal that the system is no longer running like new. All it need is a serious ram upgrade for now or else better to buy new one. I tried surfing on the net hoping to find one compatible RAM for her Sony laptop Computer and glad to came across A one stop shop memory specialist!

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May 29, 2008

Happy Thursday!

It's been a while that I didn't made updates on this blog.. well, it's because things are going pretty busy these days and besides, I still have three other active blogs to handle at the same time so please bear with me. However, you can see more of me here.. here and here. wink*

To my friends, visitors & fellow bloggers! I am thanking you all for the constant visits, tags & messages.. they're greatly appreciated.

Have a great day:)

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May 25, 2008

Bonne Fête Maman!

It's Mother's Day in France! I want to greet all moms and of course, myself.. A Very Happy Mother's Day.!
I'm so thankful pour mes deux chéris for all the love they've given me all through the years. I know am not a perfect wife and maman but am trying my best to be one. wink*


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May 24, 2008

Free checking account

Got a call from a friend today, asking me to go with her at the bank Monday morning. She told me that she wants to open a new checking account but ashamed to fixed a rendez-vous with the bank employee since she doesn't speak fluent french yet. Oh well, I understand her a lot because I've experienced it in the past too. I told her about WaMu free checking account that comes with free checks for life, free wire transfers, free online banking and free ATMs without hidden fees. She finds it really interesting!

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May 20, 2008

tsa locks

Yesterday, when I told my mom over the phone that we're going home to the Philippines next month, she was so happy and excited to knew about it. Alyssa missed her grand-mére so much and would like to spend much time with her. Good thing, will be staying in Cebu for about 8 weeks I'm sure Alyssa and her grandma have enough time bonding with each other.
And yes speaking of our trip, hubby is thingking of purchasing a travel luggage with tsa locks. A travel safe luggage locks that keep your contents safe when you're taking a flight.

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Happy Fiesta to my family in Cebu

My mind is travelling in the Philippines today, most precisely in my hometown in Northern Cebu. May 19-20 is our town fiesta honoring the Patron Saint San Isidro Labrador. I really missed this big event.. the last time I've attended our town fiesta was during my "bagets" days, way back 15 years ago. lol* I just called my family back home today to greet them a very Happy Fiesta celebration! Pastilan, bahaw nalang akoa next month. hehehe*


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May 17, 2008

addicted to koreanovela

The first time I've watched the five free episodes of the famous Koreanovela "Lover's In Paris" via The Filipino Channel (TFC) I was immediately fall in love with the story of Vivian and Carlo, played by actress Kim Jung Eun & actor Park Shin Yang. lol*
Sobrang naka kakilig ang story nila that I've decided to subscribed in order to watch the entire 54 episodes of it. hehehe* Grabe talaga ano? You should watch them too.. sigurado ma inlove din kayo, just like me. wink*

This romantic drama is set in the romantic city of Paris, France. A weird twist of fate connects three people from completely different worlds to one place where they begin to develop feelings towards each other. At first none of them realize what they are getting themselves into, but as they get to know each other more and more their feelings toward each other begin to deepen...

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designer jewelry

My french friend is very much fascinated with any kinds of handcrafted designer jewelry like rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings in sterling and gold vermeil. She told me that she used to shop online for all of these great stuffs at Wendy Culpepper. Wendy is the creator of comtemporary handcrafted and fashion designer jewelries. You can find lots of her stylish jewelry creation at check them out!

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May 15, 2008

London Garage for Rent

If you are looking for a safe and secured garages for rent anywhere in London, Park Let Ltd. is the perfect place to go! It is the best marketplace specializes solely in helping you find available parking spaces and London Garage for Rent in the cities of Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, and all other towns and cities in the United Kingdom. Renting a private garage on a rolling monthly basis are considerably cheaper than a comparable season ticket, contract parking, or local storage companies. Contract parking gives you a guaranteed, safe, and secure parking space, with the flexibility to come and go as you please.

Park Let are United Kingdom's number one agent specializing in parking spaces and garages for rent with over 10,000 landlords on books. So, If you are property owners who have spare parking spaces, garages or unused car parks then, you can let it out and enjoy an additional income. Park Let will immediately begin marketing your space on thier website and on other network of partner websites. You can always expect a clear communication, honest advice, and professional staff. They also provide other services such as: marketing, viewings, negotiating, contracts, parking permits, rental collection & management. You can rest assured that all your needs will be met. If you choose to go ahead and let your parking space & garages through them, they will charge 15% commission of the monthly rental fee they collect on your behalf.

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just for laughs!

For most of us, Chinese is a very difficult language to learn or understand. Hopefully, these simplifications will help you understand the Chinese language just a bit better! lol*

Ai Bang Mai Ne - I bumped into the coffee table

Chin Tu Fat - You need a face lift
Dum Gai - A stupid person

Gun Pao Der - An ancient Chinese invention

Hu Flung Dung - Which one of you fertilized the field?

Hu Yu Hai Ding - We have reason to believe you are harboring a fugutive.

Jan Ne Ka Sun - A former late night talk show host
Kum Hia - Approach me
Lao Ze Sho - Dawson's Creek

Lao Zi - Not very good

Lin Ching - An illegal execution

Moon Lan Ding - A great achievement of the American space program
Ne Ahn - A lighting fixture used in advertising signs
Shai Gai - A bashful person

Tai Ne Bae Be - A premature infant

Tai Ne Po Ne - A small horse
Ten Ding Ba - Serving drinks to people
Wan Bum Lung - A person with T.B.

Yu Mai Te Tan - Your vacation in Hawaii agrees with you
Wa Shing Kah - Cleaning an automobile
Wai So Dim - Are you trying to save electricity?

Wai U Shao Ting -- There is no reason to raise your voice.

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parking spaces & garages for rent

Commuting in the big City of London can be sometimes frustrating due to the fact that most of the main car parks are already full even at 7:30 in the morning. Aside from that, leaving your cars elsewhere have chances of getting stolen or vandalized. Good thing, Park Let Ltd. got this smart idea of launching the United Kingdom's largest safe and secured Parking London agents for parking spaces and garages. Whether you are looking for an agent to let out your unused space, or need a space for yourself, you will always receive the highest level of service. They contact every new customer by phone, and you can always expect clear communication, honest advice, and professional staffs.

Park Let Ltd. is the marketplace for parking spaces & garages for rent in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and all other UK towns and cities featuring of about 11035 parking spaces and garages available for monthly rentals. Renting a private
parking space or garage on a rolling monthly basis are considerably cheaper than comparable season ticket, contract parking, or local storage companies. Contract parking gives you a guaranteed, safe, and secure parking space, with the flexibility to come and go as you please. With a Park Let contract you'll never be stuck for parking again. Park Let don't just rent parking, they also act as a sales agent for parking spaces and garages thoroughout the UK. Check-out thier website for more additional info!

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May 14, 2008

Brand Identity Guru

If you're looking for a reliable and top-notch internet Marketing Company, Brand Identity Guru Inc. is the right place for you to be. It is a Boston based marketing and advertising agency that provides small and big business firms a clear and effective strategy in corporate Internet branding, strategic marketing, Search Engine Optimization, research techniques and more.

Brand Identity Guru are delivering a fully integrated marketing communications program for your company. Through thier resource, your brand will take on renewed strength and vitality, as it stands apart proudly showing its vibrant brand identity, brand image and personality. The company's
brand identity and brand image research and analysis is completely objective offering the latest in Internet solutions, and continue to do so in the future. Some of thier great services includes: web site design, web site development, web site maintenance, graphic and logo design, corporate identity, search engine positioning , marketing and multimedia. Thier ultimate goal is to achieve customer satisfaction no other web site design firm can touch.

So, why not give your company the edge by creating your brand identity and brand image? Your products will surely gain significant exposure on the web. Plus using the Search engine promotion would help you increase your sales too. Visit Brand Indentity Guru for more additional infos!

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May 12, 2008

laboratory service

JP loves to have cat at home, but for some reasons we hesitated. Then last weekend while we were at a friends house, this is one of the topics in our conversations. A friend who used to have one are talking about the convenience and inconvenience of raising pets most particularly when the latter got sick and needs medical attention. In France, clinical laboratory service often costs a lot of money, not unless your pets are insured.

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May 10, 2008

Delsey luggages

Our summer vacation is getting nearer and it makes me think that I need to buy new luggages to replace the old ones we had. Good thing Luggage Universe are offering discounts on the Delsey Helium Light Destiny, Bristol and Meridian Plus Luggage Sets, suitcases and garment bags. You can purchased Delsey luggage in sets or individual pieces. Visit Luggage Universe and get a free shipping on all orders over 50$ in continental US.

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A tribute to all moms

In France, Mother's Day! will be celebrated only on the 25th of this month. But, Anyway I would like to thank all my good friends, my Mama Connie, my sister & auntie's (in pinas) as well as to all my fellow bloggers for the nice greetings and wishes., they're very much appreciated.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU TOO! Lots of bear hugssss from me..

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May 08, 2008


Need instant cash in case of emmergency? Don't panic, there are many lenders out there who could help you get short-term cash advances while waiting for your next paycheck. Most people usually choose payday advances to cover small and unexpected expenses to avoid costly bounced-check fees and late payment penalties.

Personal Cash Advance
is the fastest way for borrowers to obtain secure, online cash advances and Payday Loans in just a matter of hours. Signing up for a payday loan is really simple, since in most cases there are no documents to fax depending on the lender that accepts your loan data. Once a lender approves you for a cash advance, the money will then deposited directly into your checking or savings account. Personal Cash Advance service providers offer flexible payment options and a discreet service that gets you the cash you need right away!

Here are the important things you need to know if you are qualified for a Payday Loans. All you need is :

  • Currently have a job (or receive regular income)
  • Make at least $1000 per month
  • Are 18 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen Have a checking account
  • Other requirements may apply
  • Even bankruptcy, bounced-checks, charge-offs and other credit problems don't prevent you from receiving the cash advance you need.
  • Not active in the military.

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May 06, 2008

some blah.. blahs

It's been late midnight here and I'm still wide awake trying to finished something.. Oh, I'm sure you know what I mean. wink* It's funny, because I already heard hubby making some "buzzz.. buzzz". lol* I think, I better stop fishing here now (bahala na daghan pang puti) and join JP dreaming in wonderland. hehehe*

Well, sorry guys for this non-sense post. We'll try to visit you tomorrow:) Bonne Nuit à tous!

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lose weight

There are many different safe methods to get rid of those extra fats such as doing your daily exercise or your favorite sports. However, for someone like me who are not sports enthusiasts taking diet pills is another option. So, if you want to stay sexy for summer, check out They are providing a complete resource for the best top ten diet pills online.

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May 04, 2008

Discover Paris

Have you been to Paris? Well, if not.. you should put Paris on the list of your next travel destination. Take a Tours in Paris and discover this fascinating City of light, fashion, romance and gourmet food. Paris the capital city of France has a lot to offer for tourists around the world. It is rich in cultural history as well as lots of famous museums and castles you can find in and around France.

While in Paris don't miss to visit, the Louvre Museum and see the famous painting exhibit of Leonardo Da Vince. Try the Seine River Dinner Cruise, visiting the Eiffel Tower, symbol of Paris built by Gustave Eiffel with it's 965' high rugged tracery of iron works. The Versailles Castle, the Lido Cabaret and Moulin Rouge and enjoy the dinner shows. In Paris you can also try the French classic wine tasting and return home with a few bottles of selected French wines.

To experience the most exciting & unforgetable vacation escapade in Paris, book your reservations at Isango. The world's leading site for travel experiences. Isango featured lots of cheap affordable deals and packages of tours, activities and excursions in different cities around the world. The website provides the lowest cost you can ever find online. If it happens that you can find the same product cheaper within 3 days of booking, they will refund you twice the difference. So, if you're nowhere to go for your next holidays, think of Paris as your travel destinations!

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May 03, 2008

Boss Fragrances

Everyone loves perfumes and proud to say I'm one of them. wink* For me, choosing the best scents is somewhat difficult due to lots of well-known brands present in the markets today. Good thing, in most French Parfumeries you are allowed to try out of different brand named perfumes before buying them which is great! As far as I'm concerned I feel inlove with the new fragrance and sweet smell of BOSS Femme from HUGO BOSS Fragrances.

You can visit thier website and discover the huge selection of the latest creations of HUGO BOSS fashion fragrances such as: BOSS, BOSS FRAGRANCES, BOSS-FRAGRANCES, HUGO BOSS, prestige, fragrance, BOSS Bottled, BOSS Selection, BOSS femme, BOSS In Motion, BOSS In Motion Edition, BOSS Intense, BOSS Woman, essence de femme, BOSS Soul.

BOSS fragrances represents the essence of BOSS, Hugo BOSS fashion. A symbol of confidence , power and masculinity. Aside from that the website also featured a complete HUGO BOSS Collections, free samples of different BOSS fragrances as well Skincare products for men such as:

. revitalizing moisture cream
. instant moisture gel
. shine control gel
. performance shave gel
. after shave balm
. healthy look fresh lotion
. energizing deodorant stick
. age defense serum
. age defense eye gel
skin age defense eye cream
skin refreshing face wash
. smoothing face scrub
. shine control face wash
. energizing body hair wash & more.

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happy weekend

Weekend is here! I'm so glad that finally we'll be having a few days with much sunshine plus weather temperature is about 22°c perfect for some outdoor hikings and balade. wink* Oh, How I wish to have this bright sunny weather until end of May.. wouahhh* nag day dreaming yata ako. lol*

Have a great weekend to all!

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May 02, 2008

system memory

Last december, hubby is so kind enough to offer me a new Sony laptop computer as my christmas gift. So, I've passed the old laptop I had to my daughter Alyssa but just recently she was complaining because everytime she wants to download music, videos or play on her PC, it is running to slow. I think it is best to install a system memory on her computer to improve speed and performance.

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May 01, 2008

LVUTV is an online information and entertaining resource for high school students who wants to pursue thier studies in college. The site provides a complete Free Student Reviews of Top Colleges as well as traveled around the country and video taped interviews of students, faculty, alumni, and locals so you can watch first-hand accounts of college life, academics, dorms, local food and parties. Thier mission is to help high school students junior or senior that shows interest in attending college to make the best decision while keeping the stress-levels low by providing entertainment and social networking features. It is also useful for current and transfer students who are interested with other college cultures and activities.

So, if you are junior or high school students who are planning of entering college, then this website is of great help to you. Here you can make college comparisons based on College by Major, College by State, College by Size, College by Rank, College by Region, Student Loan center, Student Union and more. If you wish, you can have the possibility to watch live videos but before that, you need to register first. Don't worry, it won't cost you money at all, it is absolutely free! Try now.

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happy 1st of May

Lily-of-the-Valley is one of my favorite flowers due to thier sweet smell and fragrance. In France "Muguets" is traditionally associated with May 1st and is handed out at special events while others offered these lovely fragrant flowers to thier loved ones, as a sign of "porte-bonheur" (goodluck) and happiness!
Bien sûr! 'la jud ko kalimte sa akong chéri. hehehe* Got this cute bouquet from him today:)

Happy First of May to all:)

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This is the summary
Few days ago, i was tagged by ms lolli & mareng barb to make this assignment.. and since i promised them to make it, ito na :
instructions: name 10 of life as simple pleasures that you like the most, then pick 10 people to do the same. try to be original and creative, and not to use things someone else has already used.
In general, i’m the kind of person na mababaw lang ang kaligayahan.. and i can say that hubby is lucky with me. wink*
1) happy na ako when alyssa returns home with good grades
2) when she listen to me when i talked to her without "complaining" lol*
3) when she arranged her room without me telling her to do so..
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4) everytime i heared her saying “je t’aime mamounette”
5) tickle hubby’s “nez et ses oreilles” of course, he hates it but, i always told him “fais moi plaisir” lol* lalo na pag ginawa ko iyan when he’s sleeping .. instead na magalit cya.. tawa nalang.
6) when hubbby cooked his fav “cuisine” for just the three of us. usually kasi, ako palagi ang nagluluto sa bahay at since kabisado ko na lahat ang luto ko.. there are times na ma miss ko pa rin ang “choucroute at poulet rôti” nya.
7) when i see myself sa mirror og "guaffa" ko tan-awon. lol
8) go to my hairdresser once in a while
9) talked to friends & family.. either by phone or online
10) last but not the least.. happy to go on vacation kahit saan basta kaming tatlo masaya na ako.:)
Voila, c’est fait! I'll pass this to Ylan, Glorie, Lucille, Kookie, Vicki, Carlots, Ghie & to all of you na gustong gumawa ng assignment na ‘to.. paki copy & paste nalang. okidoki! Thank you for stopping by..

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April 30, 2008

for a clear vision

Lasik is a very well-known method to treat low to high levels of serious eye problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Laser Eye Center is one of the largest refractive surgery centers in California. They have highly experienced ophthalmologists who already performed 200,000 successful refractive surgeries. Laser Eye Center provides Lasik patients with the latest and most advanced FDA approved technology using LADARVision a laser and radar develop by NASA.

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home theater accessories

For a wide variety of flat panel tv mount check out this website Stands and It is a one-stop online shopping destinations offering thousands of home theater products. Lots of choices ranging from entertainment furnitures and accessories to accommodate your home theater entertainment needs. Stands and Mounts is a great source of Peerless tv mounts, stereo speaker stands, component racks & cabinets. I'm sure you'll find one that suits your taste and budget!

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April 29, 2008

look of the year

If you are young, beautiful and wants to be a model is a great opportunity for you to get recognized. Look of the year are searching for beautiful people to join this world wide beauty contest. Send them your best picture now and have a chance to win $10.000 USD price.
Who knows this will be your chance to become the next model working in Milan, Paris and New York. Hurry, join now!

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April 28, 2008

thanks a bunch!

I would like to say a big Thank You! and give credits to this gorgeous lady and a very good friend of mine for all the hard work time & effort she had put on my blogs. Click on the image to see the actual size.

Carlotz, Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your thougthfulness, kindness, friendship and generosity. It really meant a lot. Grosses bisses! Mwuahhh*

For those who wants to have a personalized blog templates she can do it for you at a very affordable and friendly rates! wink* Don't hesitate to take a peek at Carlotz Web-Blog Designs to see her beautiful and awesome creations!

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