Monday, September 29, 2008
This was a surprise. I wasn't expecting to have one. I also thought that the update hasn't happened yet. I remember a friend telling me it will happen on October. I guess they did the update early.
My other blog though still has no PR. It's a little sad but I'm not really particular with rankings anymore. Anyway I still continue to receive a steady stream of assignments from the ever reliable payu2blog.
So everything is still well and good.
I lost control of my emotions.
I realize that I have neurotic tendencies as well.
It is quite scary.
I wish we can switch on and off our emotions easily (if only we can install door hardware inside for easy opening and unlocking?).
It's amazing what a few deep breathing can do. It calmed my nerves and I returned to my senses.
While browsing for ideas about my up and coming travel agency *wide grin*, I ran into a number of franchise opportunity for travel agency business. I wonder if it would be a good idea to start my business that way?
I sure don't have a lot of knowledge about this business I am going into. What I have is just a background for the tourism business. After all I have a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and I did work in a Resort before.
But I couldn't help and get a little scared. Honestly, I don't have any idea how to start. I know how to make it work but starting up is a little complicated, in my opinion.
But if I do get a franchise, I know I would have to shell out a lot of money. And I don't wanna do that.
I think I would just have to attend trainings and seminars on how to start up the business. It would be less costly that way.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
1) Suriya Spa at Holiday Inn Galleria Manila. Their massage therapies are quite affordable. But they don't have a 2-hour massage which I am looking for.
Mind and Body Harmony Massage for 60 minutes - P1,098 (single)
2) CHI Spa at Edsa Shangrila Manila. They do have a 2-hour massage but it is verrry expensive.
Yin Yang Harmonising Massage for 120 minutes P7,000 (couple)
Hmm..if money is not a problem, I would definitely try CHI Spa. Since it is, I will just probably go to Suriya Spa. On second thought, I can use my blog earning and treat myself and hubby to a long massage. But on third thought, maybe not. It's still very expensive for me :))
Friday, September 19, 2008
My blogging buddy Rachel is a nominee to the Philippine Blog Awards 2. And I am happy for her. It is a well-deserved nomination. I like reading her posts. The warmth of her personality shines through in her posts. And I always look forward to reading "Yohanism".
I hope she wins. But even if she doesn't I'm sure it won't stop her from blogging more and anyway I think she's already a winner.
But I have seen a couple of things online which I want and have been lusting over.
1) Clarks shoes - This one is a necessity. I need a comfortable shoes. For now, I'm tired of my flip-flops and I will probably buy this soon.
2) LV canvass from their 2009 Cruise Collection - This one is not yet on the racks. It will hit the stores on November. I know I wouldn't be able to afford it. So I'll just be content drooling over the picture. LOL.
What about you? Anything you'd like to get your hands on?
Because I was lazy..
..to change my slightly wet shirt last night.
I showered late last night. I didn't blow-dry my hair. Since I have a long hair, it made my shirt wet at the back. When I went to bed, I know it was still a little wet but I was lazy to go up and change.
I woke up today with a heavy chest, a clogged nose, a headache and a heavy feeling.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I know this by heart. First time I heard about this saying is when I was still in grade school. I asked my mom for explanation. But I still didn't fully grasped the meaning. I thought how can people have different opinions of beauty. Surely an ugly-looking person is ugly-looking to everybody? Or a pretty girl is pretty to everybody, right? My mom said no. I was confused but I let it pass.
Now that I am 3-decade old, I am still confused. I know what the saying means now but it doesn't apply to reality anymore. Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder, it's what is dictated by the magazines, and fashion & beauty industry.
Maybe I am just sourgraping because I don't conform to what is thought as beautiful. I can just imagine how the concept of beauty now affects those acne-ridden and plumpy teenage girls.
Oh what a cruel world we live in. But I still love living in this world :)
And it annoys me that some of these celebrities are reportedly "hooked" on drugs. It annoys me because they have everything they could possibly want in their life and yet they choose to waste it. How dumb is that. Drugs can never be an excuse not even for a lousy life.
And then these so-called celebrities go for a drug treatment only to get hooked on drugs again. Gee, these drug treatment centers must be reeking in a lot of dough. I don't think these centers charge cheap.
Oh well, it's their life. I just wish I have their wealth. For sure I wouldn't spend it on drugs.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Malay Mail is online too. So if you're interested to read the entire article, click here.
A few weeks ago, Mr. Gabey Goh from Malay Mail asked my permission to feature my blog in their newspaper. I thought he didn't read my entire blog and has mistaken me for a Malaysian. I told him, I was hesitant to be featured as I am not a Malaysian.
He emailed me back and said that they have "featured non-Malaysians before already and it's my take on living as an expat in Malaysia that they'd like their readers to be introduced to".
So I said, okay! And there goes my blog on their Cyberspot section (page 16). It has an interview part where he asked me how I got into blogging and what I have achieved though blogging, and all those stuff. It occupies half of the page! Hahaha. International na ako!
I bought a copy today. Hubby said I should laminate the article. LOL.
Thank you to Malay Mail and Mr. Goh for featuring my blog.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
But I can't help it. It's nice to look at beautiful things.
I've been seeing J. Crew tees and shirts on some of my favorite fashion blogs. But I have never taken an interest. But today, I decided to check their site. Just to want to see what they have.
Here's what I saw in women's shirts and tops categories. If only I have a body like the models, I'd buy the yellow hammered silk tank. On second thought..maybe not. The prices are more expensive than my usual budget for a shirt. The yellow shirt is $78 and if converted to Philippines peso it is around P3500. Whoa! I certainly cannot afford it. It's a little bit pricey compared to Gap too. But then they do have nice and better collection than Gap, in my humble opinion.
If again, I have a body like these models and can afford, I'd buy these dresses. I'd completely borrow their look. To be thin and to be rich! Sigh. LOL.
So I'll just look at their online store and drool. Maybe someday I'd be stick thin again. Who knows? :)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Recently I have been told twice in different situations that I've changed and become money concious in a negative way.
I am wondering what prompted the comment?
Is planning to become financially independent a bad thing? Is looking after the family's finances considered bad in any way?
I am confused and offended.
I admit I am a tightwad at times. I try to implement a budget for our family and save more than 60% of hubby's salary. In addition I have tried to earn through my blogs too. Are all these bad?
We all dream to live comfortably. I have a secret wish to be a millionaire, no, make that a billionaire. And if taking one step or two steps into that direction makes me bad, I'd rather be bad than wallow in debts.
There is a big difference between being a slave to money and being wise with money.
I choose the latter.