Feb 25, 2008

Blog Badge

Thanks once again for a blog badge. I got this from Janet, we're both recent visitors of each others' blogs. I find it nice that people would want to get to know more of you. :)

Feb 23, 2008

Piano Lessons

It is raining in other parts of the country but well, summer months are coming. Vacation time for kids most especially are very much anticipated. My daughter is looking forward to this vacation because it means the start of her music lessons which include not only voice lessons but both guitar and piano. 53

About the piano, I still have to scout for a replacement. Something that my daughter will feel comfortable in and not to pricey for my budget.

The Piano Man comes in handy in one click of the mouse. I browsed on the product list to check out the different pianos in the market. It is a good reference for product description and going through the different models of digital pianos and organs. The portable keyboards feature is the one my daughter prefers.

For beginners who are quite confused as to what kind of piano to purchase, there is a request form one can fill up to know more about the details on new and used pianos, organs and even home rental information.

As one purchases a piano, there are maintenance works one has to keep in mind. The Piano Man offers several upkeeps for your piano needs. The piano has to be tuned at least twice a year as advised by the site. Remember that your piano is like most machines that can be off track with its frequent use.

As tuning is needed, so is cleaning to ensure the piano is always at its performance best. Pianos should be cleaned inside and out. There could be dust accumulations inside which could prevent the piano from giving its perfect sound. Do not attempt to just open the piano and wipe it clean. The Piano Man can very well do the job of properly cleaning and assembling parts professinally.

Now there's got to be someone using the piano, right? Don't go far, The Piano Man offers piano lessons with their set of expert piano teachers. The profiles of each teachers are noted in the site. Visit it to check out who you think would be best as your child's piano coach.

Badges of Appreciation

I would like to thank Ellen for handing me over these blog badges. She said she is all the more inspired to blog with all the comments she gets from blog pals all over. I feel the same way. I get to also see from different perspectives various subjects that people blog about.

Fair Deals

As in practically most companies, the purchasing department in my office are always on a look out for quality buys at reasonable prices. Among other things, they are in charge of securing different office supplies, fixtures and equipment for office use. There is a budget that is alotted to this unit. As we often say though, it is not because there is a budget, one would use it freely. If there is room for negotiation for better deals, why not grab it.

One has to be resourceful to be able to get the best deals on different office needs. Offers on promotional discounts and coupons can very well be helpful in selecting required office solutions. One can availl of promo code discounts on file cabinets, LCD monitors, business projectors, chairs, calculators and laptops from different sellers.

The different units of the marketing department are always in need of materials for brochures and letters to business partners. One best way to manage cost is to outsource specialized marketing materials like postcards, calendars and brochures. It saves both on time and manpower.

There are savings being featured everyday for different office supplies and equipment. A list of offers are ready for any buyer to choose from. One can decide what to avail to meet the needs of office requirements.

A free delivery is one service that is attractive to potential buyers. For an order of $50, delivery can be availed of for free on items such as storage containers, presentation materials and boards and a host of other office supplies.

Feb 12, 2008

Home Improvements

If you have been wanting to upgrade your entertainment set at home, what better way to do it but to create the total look and feel through having Plasma Entertainment Center.

You can check Furniture from Home for their selections of pop-up TV unit plasma entertainment center. Each items for the center is listed with its corresponding price. You instantly add to the cart what you need and want. A little patience though because there are times the video is slow to download.

For enhancing the look of your bedroom, Sleigh Bed very well fits the choice. There are classic styles or zen types you can choose from. A wide variety of selections from Furniture from Home can help you check out what is best with your existing room type. Or maybe you want some change of look.

You may want to take a look of Queen Beds or King Beds if your family love to just sleep together in one of those family bonding nights.

Tag: Six Unimportant Things About Me

I was tagged by Napaboaniya. Note the title of this post. :) Anyway, here are the rules.

Link to the person that tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
Let your tagger know when you entry is up.

Six unimportant, irrelevant, useless things about me: :D

1. I like Wentworth Miller a lot. While waiting for Prison Break 3, I watch reruns of PB 1 and 2 and sometimes even watch them from my DVD copies just to take a peek of Wentworth.

2. I have learned the art of not scratching or breaking my newly painted fingernails when I type or text.

3. I keep a lot of planners - digital, corporate and fancy ones.

4. I re-read a few pages of my favorite quotes from my some of my books.

5. And I bring whatever book I fancy for the moment wherever I go.

6. My wallpaper right now is Creepie Creature from Growing Up Creepie. I just like the dominant purple color of Creepie.

I would like to tag six recent visitors in this blog and from my Mommy Blog - Janet, willthink4wine, Leslie, Larawannabe, Genny, Jessica.

Shopping Cart

Shopping cart is used in the groceries to make your shopping easier and smoother. It carries all the items you have chosen to purchase. Much like how shopping cart is online. It serves as your storefront, allowing a customer to add an item he wants and remove items if he so decides. Unlike grocery carts though, online shopping carts allows a merchant to keep track of what a shopper put and displaced in his shopping cart. Make you sure you have the right shopping cart for your need because it could make or break your online business, your online shopping.

Ashop Commerce is a leading shopping cart software vendor based in Australia. Its services offered include full tech support which is of great help to all online merchants, experienced and new. It also provides unlimited emails. This way you don't need to set up various email accounts just to connect continuously with your customers.

Ashop Commerce provides hosting which makes the merchant be more updated on the services of his online store rather than spend half of his time on the technicalities of the software . Reliability of services is strengthened and customer relations is up several notches.

Feb 5, 2008

Internet Service Providers

People these days spend a lot of their time online. It is not only for social networking but also for running a business, big or small, communicating with friends and family living a thousand miles away from you, downloading your music and movies among other things.

It is important therefore to have a good internet connection. There are different ways to have internet access. It depends on your requirements of course and your budget.

The cheapest internet service is a dial up ISP. Get ISP lists some dial up service providers which you can browse on and decide what could be the best deal for you. There are discounts offered and free trial options.

Talking about discounts, there are also cable internet providers which offer discounts on a limited time. You might want to check it out now at Get ISP to avail of this good offer.

High speed internet alternative to cable or DSL could be your best choice when cable or DSL are not available. Find out the best options for satellite internet service and compare the prices and promotions you can grab for your browsing needs.

Relevant information you must know to maximize your time on the web is how to speed up a computer. This will give you tips on what you can do on some maintenance tasks which will help your computer run fast the way you want it fast.

In addition to this, you need to know how to protect your computer from spyware and adware. These are the annoying pop ups which just appear while you are quietly browsing. You need this if you use the internet several hours a day and love going from one site to another.

You would also want to know how to secure a wireless home network. You would not want anyone breaking into your network. It's like stealing something from your house. Security measures has to be set up to ensure your wireless network is secure and safe.

Choosing the right internet access and the right internet service provider is a great part of having a productive internet browsing. Weigh your options and arrive at the best decision.

Tagged: Family and Movies

This tag came from Bing. She shared in her blog some movies she still remembers watching with her family. They are Jurassic Park and Harry Potter 1.

Rules Of This Tag:

1. Link back the person who tagged you and write what was the movie his/her family enjoyed watching recently.

2. Now your turn to tell about the movie your family had just watched.

3. Tell something about the movie and spoilers are accepted (hehehee).

4. Write anything that has something to do with movies: Trivia, your top choice or favorites and why, your family’s story about your favorite motion pictures, the first film you watched with your husband, any traditional film the family’s been keeping etc…etc…

5. Copy and paste the rules of this meme on your blog and pass the tag to as many friends, bloggers and movie lovers you want. Don’t forget to tell them they’re tagged and leave a comment here if you’re done with the task.

What was the last movie my family watched? Bee Movie which was a real treat because of its graphics. It has its funny moments but I can say it's not as good as Cars or the rat movie. :) One of the movies we enjoyed last year was Ratatouille which I have shared here.

I have a lot of favorite movies from underground movies to mainstream. Art films to commercial films. The last feel good movie I have watched was Music and Lyrics and posted about it here. I just watched this only January this year. I'm glad I did.

I favor non-linear stories like that of Wong Kar Wai, Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie. I like Snatch, 2046 and Pulp Fiction. Pulp is transgressive art. Okay, I got a little carried away. These aren't movies made for family.

On #4, let me take on that first film I've watched with my husband when we were still just friends. People who grew up in the 80s will probably laugh at this. And those who don't know of the movie, rent it. You'll love it. No kidding. Think Lobo!

It's Teen Wolf starring Michael J. Fox. My hubby and I were just starting to be close then. It was a casual invitation of a friend to a friend. Other friends learned of it and it wasn't really a big deal. But that was the start of another level of friendship.

I would like to tag Cookie, Wenchie, Liza, Chats and Mayi. I love movies and I'm interested to know which ones you and your families enjoy. :)

Virtual Games

Most people I know are on their last leg of year end reports. Friends from IT and from Finance stationed at the US have some last minute reviews on their 2007 fact sheets. That is quite stressful. And a little fun is in order. Some have tried online gaming.

Since there is still some free time already but the body still don't want to leave the comforts of home, one can check an online casino for a few minutes of online gaming. You wouldn't want a crowded place when all you want is have some good fun. Online Casino List gives a guide of the different casinos on the web. If you are new to this you can read the FAQ first and immerse yourself with the answers for the questions you have on our mind.

There is also a link to a beginner. Browsing on this page one will note interesting facts on online casino - the site give out updated news on online casino industry. Online Casino lets you peek into the reviews of the different casino sites so you can choose depending on your preference for an online game.

Feb 3, 2008

Vanishing Cream

For the majority of women that I know, giving birth is one of the most anticipated event in their lives. Every little step in preparing for the coming of the baby is supervised. No stones are left unturned for a smooth pregnancy and uncomplicated delivery.

The baby's needs are well taken cared of, from the baby clothes to the baby's crib to the baby's first albums and toys. The name is well thought of. Everyone is excited. And then the baby is born. You are the happiest person on earth.

You are also thankful for a safe delivery, you and the baby are both healthy. You are proud of yourself for having a job well done. Nine months carrying a baby is no simple feat. Now you are back at your old self...

On second thoughts, maybe you are not. A few pounds still needs to be shed off here and there. A haircut will do. Those are easy for you to do. A sigh of relief. But lo and behold! Looking at yourself in the mirror, you've got those chicken scratch on your belly! Stretch marks! Losing more weight as you plan it will give you more ugly marks. You want to further prevent stretch marks.

Advices from your married friends soon came pouring in. No need to worry, there is a stretch mark cream that will help you get rid off these ugly marks on your once smooth tummy. Using revitol stretch mark cream will diminish and eventually improve the stretch marks you have.

Sleep soundly now and enjoy this new phase of your life free of stretch marks.

Payday Loans

There are times it cannot be avoided that something comes up that we have to attend to. This happens to most of us I believe. Expenses not within our budget pops up and payday is still a few days away. How do we make do now? We have to produce cash right away.

There are loan companies but we need something fast. Most ask for a list of requirements before approval of loans. We need to have something as fast as Faxless Payday Loans. Payday Loan Quotes provide this. They provide loans up to $1500 in twenty four hours. You can check their website for their number where you can apply through phone. You can submit the requirements online which will not take a second of your time.

There is a guide in Payday Loan Quotes' site which will guide you for a quick loan application. Once the lender approves, your money is assured to be deposited on your bank account the following day.

Walking Along the Beach

I chanced upon this couple walking along the beach. I was sitting on a bench just having some quiet time when these two beautiful beings caught my attention as they passed by. To be young and in love. They are very nice to look at. Just walking and talking. I could hear their giggles and hearty laughs in between their conversation as they come near where I was sitting. And then it seemed there was nothing else to talk about, they just held hands while walking leisurely along the beach.

Being with our loved one even if there is nothing else to say, happiness is felt even by the strangers we encounter.

Feb 2, 2008

Web Hosting

I have been blogging for more than a year now. I am enjoying having my own site where I post my photo hunts and my interests among other things. Sometimes it feels like this is the right time to be in full control of my site. Have my own domain and start searching seriously for a good web hosting choice.

Browsing on the internet, my thoughts came across the Web Hosting Choice site where I can find a long list of web hosts and the services they offer. I reviewed it again and checked the Host Directory link of the site. Yes indeed, there are loads of web hosts out there waiting for me to finally get one. I will go over all the significant areas I have to consider before I make the final decision of what web host I am going to get. The specific features detailed in Web Hosting Choice is a big help on this.


I have two pictures for today's photo hunt theme, Narrow. The first one was taken at Samal Island. A biker in what appears to be a narrow bridge floating on water.

Here's the walkway to the reception lobby of Dos Palmas. It's quite narrow. Imagine people go here in droves especially during the summer season.

Other photo hunts for narrow are here. I'll be out late this afternoon just when the photo hunt list will be up. I will be visiting most participants at a later time. Happy weekend!