Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's my Birthday .... again?!

Goodness, I can't believe how times flies!!!! It feels like my last birthday was just last day and now it's my birthday again! I woke up reading tons or birthday wishes in my cellphone, facebook and twitter. I am so blessed to have all the folks who loves and accept me for who ever I am. I am so thankful because things got better. Some things that I am wanting to have was granted, some was still a dream but I definitely believe in God's perfect time.

Now, I maybe older but I am stronger, more faithful, patient and hopeful. Life for me, is not just bearing problems -- they are not problems, they are actually challenges, but life is also a gift... a gift that is worth enjoying. Living for someone is such a wonderful thing that is worth living for.

Okay, so uhm,... enough with the drama and everything I'm not really good expressing extremely serious thoughts. Any way, I enjoyed my day today. There are some tiny little problem but, its just slight and better if I ignore it. After all, today is my birthday!

Oh, the cake above is really not mine, I just get it from :) I'd like to have a birthday cake but I end up having a cake roll

It looks yummy but no candle above... anyway it still a cake. yum! yum!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Worried for a Friend

Oh, its another busy week, had passed. One of my gal pal visited me and had some good time in the city. It's been 2 years that we haven't see each other. Lots of things had changed,... Obviously, we look older this time, hmmm, not as old as a wrinkled old lady but let's say more matured, more opinionated and more plans for the future. We also talked about those crazy college days, and asked each other about how are our classmates in college doing now, who's still in touched and what's the latest gossip about them. Then I noticed something on her. Since our college days, she had this bad acne problem. She tried so many treatment and facial wash, it will sometimes lessen but will still leaves ugly acne scars. Now, after two years her face looks so clean and the scars disappeared. She confessed that she's taking this "pill", its a contraceptive pill and also called a beauty pill, because it makes the skin so beautiful for someone who is taking it. I was alarmed and worried because its not a prescribed pill for her, and she even didn't consult a doctor if it is okay for her. It could mess up her hormones or can give some complications to her health. I tried to convince here to go to a doctor and ask for the right acne medicine for her to take.

Now that she's back in the province I hope she think about what I told her.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Sneezing. Every day on my way to work, on the train, while walking at the mall and even inside my workplace, I can see or hear someone sneezing. Colds are common these days because of this bizarre sudden weather changes.

So we all know that nobody wants to have colds and flu. And when we had, there are times that we're in need to sneeze in a public places. We have to do it properly or should we say the hygienic way. We might always think that its embarrassing to sneeze in the public but more importantly is that its the major reason in the spread of an airborne illness. Germs spread so fast!

Stop spreading germs that make you and others sick!

1. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, if that's the only thing within reach.

2. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

3. Put your used tissue in the waste basket.

4. Wash your hands with soap often.

Remember that respiratory illnesses like influenza are spread by:

- Coughing or sneezing
- Unclean hands

And doing the proper way makes good sense and maintains the dignity of the person.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Pink Run

After the successful 10/10/10 (October 10, 2010) Run for Pasig Event that was participated by 16 thousand people, last Sunday, a new run campaign is going to happen this coming Sunday, October 17, 2010.

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, Filipinos and Philippine Society of General Surgeons Metro Manila Chapter (PSGS MMC) organized an advocacy run for breast cancer awareness. The Pink Run is a campaign to raise funds and awareness against breast cancer as it is the number one killer disease to women around the world.

This event will be held at the McKinley Hills grounds, Taguig City. Registration is 500.00 pesos. Check out The Pink Run page for more information.

WW - Rodney's getting a shot

Our dog Rodney quite old (6 years old) and had minor scabies last year, he got it from our neighbor's dog. He's having a regular vaccine since then aside from anti-rabies vaccine.

Monday, October 11, 2010

What is the right Food Photography Settings?

I bought my camera every time I go somewhere. Since I spent eating dinner outside, I had time exploring my DSLR samera, using different manual settings. I have two food photos here and I'm confused what is the right food photography settings.

Nikon D5000
VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G
32mm - ISO 800
1/8s - F/11
OEV - Preset, 0.0

This is my first photo, grilled Tuna with rice and a side dish. I think its nice, but one thing I don't like is the yellowish background color. I attended lots of dinner party few months before, and I always end up having yellowish photos like this one. I don't like it and I felt bad I can't publish all those photos on the Internet.

Nikon D5000
VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G
32mm - ISO 1000
1/25s - F/11
OEV - Preset, 0.0

This is my second photo, grilled chicken. I think this one is okay. I managed to set a higher ISO number and it works! I think this one is right.

Next time, I am going to show you photos with different Exposure Compensation settings. Feel free to give me some comments and advice to improve my photography. Thanks so much!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Best Source of Event Schedule and Tickets

Looking and searching for a complete event schedule for your favorite baseball team or your favorite band can be stressing. Sometimes tickets, schedule of concerts and games are advertised just few more days before the event happened. The sad part of it is, most of the time tickets are sold out before you attempt to get one. Sometimes you can get some, but it cost double from its original price. This thing always happen to me, I missed a lot of great concerts last year.

I found a great source of event tickets and information site just before the Adam Lambert concert happens here in our place. Ticket America offers great event selections and great ticket prices. It has city guides where you can check out all the games, concerts, theater shows and even big events that are scheduled in all of the states in U.S. I even managed to check out the next Adam Lambert concert that's going to happen this coming December. My cousins in Los Angeles are so excited to buy their tickets now. Not just that, I have a friend in Chicago who is always busy in her work. She and her boyfriend are celebrating their 3rd year anniversary this month. She asked me to look for a great concert to watch this month. Actually City Guides have so many great shows to choose with competitive ticket prices and I found her the perfect concert to watch. Its the Maroon 5 Concert that's happening on October 27th, and its my birthday! Now, she had her ticket and will be sitting in the front.

So, I advise you to check out Although ticket price vary from the location of the event, the date, seat location and other factors, tickets are affordable and it is 100% money back guarantee if there will be a sales staff made some mistakes.

Friday, October 8, 2010

I certainly missed a lot in blogosphere! I was away for more than 2 weeks because of this mandatory overtime at work, thanks God it is over. I had a lot of things to tell you, I hope I will not forget them all. But firstly I am so happy and excited for the upcoming Harry Potter Part 7 movie (The Deathly Hallows). Actually this is just the part one of the last book and and the part 2 movie will be release on 2011, sigh.... it will going be a long waiting to do.

Yes, I know this movie trailer was released few weeks ago, and probably I'm the last one to post this in a blog.... my bad... but I am one of those millions crazy fans of this story, I don't care if I'm late.

My birthday is just days from now, I am dying and wishing to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park in Universal Studios! I will definitely go there someday, soon.

And oh, one thing more, I am so happy to hear when author J. K Rowling said on Oprah Winfrey interview: "I could definitely write an eighth, ninth, 10th [book]." Wow, way to go J.K. Rowling, I am surely looking forward for the Harry Potter extension series.