Jun 27, 2010

Random Stuff

>Our weekend was busy! We had to finish all the errands yesterday (Saturday) and then attend Isabela's 7th bday party today. It was a science themed party and it was super fun. I would have to say both the kids and the adults had fun. I love how simple children's parties are here. SIL had it at the park and just ordered pizza for everyone. Salad, fruits and chips was also served. Here is the invitation my SIL made for the party.
>The party ended at around 5pm and we ended the celebration by having dinner. We had to rush home after the party to start packing for our short vacation. Other than clothes we have to pack our camping gear as we will be meeting up with family at the end of the week for a camping trip. I already know this is going to be a fun but tiring week.

>I forgot to buy the IWC watch for our family friend over the weekend. I was suppose to buy it this weekend and then ship it to Manila but I totally forgot. No choice but to do buy it 2 weeks from now.

Jun 15, 2010

Diverse Jewelry Styles from Roberto Coin

If you’re a jewelry collector, you might have a particular style of taste. Some people like very elegant and traditional styles of necklaces, earrings and bracelets; others are into things that are more modern and even quirky. By searching the websites of jewelers, such as Roberto Coin, you can almost certainly find something that sparks your interest.

The silver, gold and embedded stone or diamond jewels are as popular as ever, but you do not have to go the route of the magnificently elegant jewelry that makes for a movie star look. You can choose from simple designs that integrate these elements into motifs as traditional as crosses, and it is also possible to find necklaces that feature keys, fish, and even horses. For example, hearts are a popular jewelry theme, but you can get a necklace that has something unique as a palm tree or starfish if you want.

Flowers, turtles and even ladybugs can also be represented as pendants on necklaces in an array of colors. Necklaces can also include letter pendants for every letter of the alphabet, and you can incorporate those with dolphin, dog bone, penguin and lizard even pendants. As long as the metal can be molded into the shape desired, it can be designed and integrated into any piece of jewelry.

Necklaces aren’t the only type of jewelry that can feature a somewhat different design. Bracelets also come in thin or thicker styles, and in many different materials. Yellow gold and rose gold are examples of different things a bracelet can incorporate. As for earrings, hoop and link earrings are popular choices, but there are also earrings with a skull and crossbone design or concentric teardrops. The diversity among all types of jewelry is enough to cover the entire spectrum of personal styles, with one sure to please you.

Safety First: Getting the Right Pet Meds

Many people who want to take good care of their pets through preventative medicine make the honest mistake of buying inexpensive medications, thinking that there's nothing wrong with saving a little bit of money. While it's true that saving money is a good thing, there are some places where it just doesn't make sense. Health is one of those places. You don't want to compromise the health and safety of your pets by purchasing discount pet meds that might not be safe. That doesn't mean you shouldn't shop around for the best price on these medications, but only that you shouldn't by brands you've never heard of or that your vet doesn't recommend.

While most of these pet medications will still be safe, there are always exceptions. You may also find that they just aren't as effective as the name brands. If that's the case, you won't really be saving any money, since spending less will clearly be getting you less. If you have to throw the medications away because they didn't work, and then have to go out and buy other medications, you'll actually have spent more money to get the same result. That's unfortunate, and it's made even worse when you really don't know about the safety of the medications that don't carry the recognized, name brand.

To be sure that you're getting the right medication for your pet, talking to your vet can be a great idea. He or she will help you choose the medication that you should be giving to your four-legged friend. That's true of pets that are sick and need help, and true of pets that are healthy and need to stay that way. No matter what situation you and your pet are in, your vet can be a great resource when it comes to safe and effective pet medications.

The Weekend That Was

Friday: To officially start our weekend,we had dinner out. T usually takes me out to dinner Friday night and we went to Firefox Steak House for this weekend. Food was yummy of course and being with T was fun as usual. I always, always look forward to weekends as we get to spend 24 hours together.

Saturday: It was Audrey's graduation from kindergarten so we drove up to the valley to be with family. We had to leave the house early as it usually takes an hour and a half to get there. Graduation started at 11am and it was the fastest graduation I've ever attended. It was all over in less than 45mins. I'm not complaining though as we were all hungry already. We were treated to sumptuous chinese food after for lunch. We spent a the whole afternoon with my cousins so it was really fun. My uncle was telling us about his new investment. He was offered by a good friend to buy gold coins. I do think it's a good investment because the value of gold has been increasing. We had dinner with SIL's family after.

Sunday: We woke up really late. We were really looking forward to sleeping late. We had brunch at a Dimsum restaurant and then headed home to do some cleaning. I'm not really looking forward to do any cleaning but we have to. In the late afternoon, we went to church and went home to watch the Game 5 of the NBA finals. We then had dinner at Lucille's. yummy ribs!

It was a great weekend and I can't wait for the next weekend.

Sports Betting Information

Sports betting is the practice of making wagers (bets) on the outcomes of sporting events. Generally, sports betting is done through a bookmaker, also called a "bookie" in slang. The bookmaker's role is to act as a market maker for wagers. Wagers are often based a win or lose outcome. The bookie accepts wagers and maintains a spread. The spread will ensure a profit no matter what the wager's outcome.

Type of Sports Betting

There are different types of sports betting that bettors commonly engage in. Here are the main types:
  • Proposition bets: Wagers made on a specific result of a sporting match (football, baseball, etc.). For instance, guessing whether a particular player will score in a game or the number of goals each team will score.
  • Parlays: Multiple bets, up to 12, with a large payout. The bettor is wagering that all of his bets will win, which makes for a higher payout than if he had made each bet individually.
  • Progressive Parlays: Multiple bets, up to 12, which is like a parlay except that even if some of the bets lose a reduced payout is still made.
  • Teasers: A bettor can combine bets on two or more different games.
  • Run line, puck line or goal line: This type of bet has a fixed point spread that can offer a higher payout for the favorite with a lower payout for the underdog.
  • Future Wagers: This type of bet has a long term horizon based in weeks or months, for instance a bet that in the coming season an NFL team will win the Super Bowl.
  • Head to Head: This type of bed predicts results of competitors against each other (rather than the overall event outcome).
  • Totalizators (flexible-rate bets): Changing odds in real time based on the share of total exchange each possible outcome receives and taking into account the return rate of the bookie.

Jun 14, 2010

Green Mangoes

I want green mangoes!
Just looking at this picture I found from my multiply account is making me drool. I can't wait till we go home so I can eat this e-v-e-r-y-d-a-y!

Using Your Home Depot Coupon Codes for Making Improvements

Making improvements to your home is a great way to add value and get more enjoyment from your largest investment. However, breaking your budget does not help make these improvements as enjoyable as they could be. With your Home Depot coupon codes, however, you can save money on making improvements and not worry about how much you spent. Here are some home improvement ideas that you may want to consider.


If you are thinking of selling your home soon or if you just want to add curb appeal to it, consider doing some landscaping. With your Home Depot coupon codes, you can get a variety of decorative bricks and other materials that will definitely help your home look better from the outside. The first impression is such an important concept when visitors come to your door and when you plant beautiful flowers and have a well-landscaped yard, people are sure to be impressed before they ever step inside the door.

Vinyl Siding

Adding vinyl siding to your home is a great way to increase the home's value and provide a low-maintenance option as well. Vinyl siding is durable and it does not need to be painted unlike wooden siding and other materials. Use your Home Depot coupon codes to purchase your vinyl siding and you can either install it yourself or hire professionals to install it for you.

Kitchen Remodeling

The kitchen is often one of the main focal points of any home. Why not improve your kitchen with some remodeling? With your Home Depot coupon codes, you can consider upgrading your appliances, replacing your outdated counter tops or installing a new floor. You may even want to install more cupboards and cabinet space to add more functionality and versatility to this important room. The possibilities are endless when you are using your Home Depot coupon codes.

Understanding Above Ground Pools

Above ground pools are a great investment for people who want to enjoy the fun and convenience of having a pool at home. Even an inflatable above ground pool or an above ground splash pool can offer you the same excitement as that of an inground pool.

The main reason that people prefer above ground pools is the evident cost difference. Above ground pools will cost you somewhere around $4,000 to $5,000 while an inground pool can cost as much as $30,000. Another main convenience in having an above ground pool is that it is portable and can be taken with you when you move. It also makes life easier when you decide that you want to rearrange your backyard and put the pool in a different spot.

Before you install an above ground pool on your property, check whether you need to obtain a permit from your town or city's building department. You will also have to check whether you'll need insurance for an above ground pool.
Most often, above ground pools come in a round or an oval shape. Metal above ground pools, made with powder coated galvanized steel come with a 1/2 hp or 1/6 hp pump and filter to assist you in keeping the water clear and clean. Nowadays, above ground pools are made of corrosion resistant coating, but retain plenty of aesthetic appeal and resilience. For example, metal pools will have side walls made from PVC and polyester mesh for durability and strength.

Above ground pools have undergone tremendous modernization. High quality materials are used. That is the reason why some manufacturers of these pools offer a life time warranty for the wall of their pools. Solar water heating systems are fitted on new models, making your pool usable even in cold weather, and at the same time, conserving energy.

Jun 1, 2010

Birth Announcement

I'm no where near giving birth but I'm already looking at photo birth announcements. Talk about being excited. lol. A friend is giving birth in August so we have been sharing our internet finds. Good thing everything one would need is available already online. It's a nice thing for pregnant woman as it saves her a trip to the mall. Not that going to the mall is no fun because it is. But when one is really big already and ready to pop, online shopping is such a great thing.

Firestone Grill

It was my first time to go camping and that would deserve a separate post but one of the highlights of this trip was dinner at Firestone Grill. T has told me about this restaurant and I must say food other than being affordable was really good! For dinner we ordered Tri-tip sandwich and a rack of beef ribs. It was sooo good. Serving was huge and we packed what was left with our beef ribs and had it for breakfast the next day.
Dinner was really good and we didn't even realize we have been at the restaurant for almost 2 hours already talking about Ferrari parts, what to do for the next day, and cupcakes. If it was not for the long line of people ordering and waiting to be seated we would have stayed.