Feb 26, 2009

Spend Wisely, Give Wisely

Last holiday I spent a huge percentage of my time going around different malls to find the best buys for my family and my friends. Gift-giving is a tradition I practice, as well as the whole family, since I was a child. Inspired by my mother's generosity, I would always prepare for tokens, even small ones, for people that matter to me most especially.

My family lives in a different country. Sending gifts to each other, greetings through our webcams are one of the many ways we keep in touch. I see to it that I send them things they need and want on special occasions and even if there are no occasions. Just a spur of the moment thing.

But it happens that I don't know anymore what exactly to give to them. Like for Valentine's Day, what else can I send that they do not have yet? Or what do they really want? Leaning on practicality, I'd like to give them gifts that they can really use. My dilemma is interests change especially for the young ones. Or in the case of my mother, sister and sister in law who are all great shoppers, they may already have what I want to give them - the latest shirt styles, flipflops, electronic gadgets, even kitchen gadgets.

With the economy still trying to settle for a better shape, I have to make sure every money is spent wisely. Well, at whatever financial situation we are in, it's best that we manage well our expenses. One of the ways is ensuring whatever we buy is worth it and we are happy with it and so are the recipients if it's a gift. Maybe they can choose our gifts for them themselves. :)

Feb 22, 2009

A Fellow Blogger's Give Away

This is my first time to join a contest hosted by a fellow blogger. I hope to win of course. This is what Maver is going to give away for her blog's first year anniversary.

It's a Smart Prepaid Broadband Kit. You may go to her site if you want to join the fun. :)


After all the morning activities up to early afternoon, it's nice to get back to bed and cuddle with my daughter. It's Sunday afterall!

We watched Iron Chef and something about fashion presenting creations of DKNY, Kimora, Ana Sui among others. We had fun goofing around while marveling at the chefs wonderful concoctions and food presentations and the models' out of this world hairstyles and wardrobes.

And then we decided to go separate ways - she goes to take a bath and I go to my laptop. :) It's time for my unconscious mutterings for the week.

I say ... and you think ... ?

1. Carpet :: Alladin
2. William :: The Prince
3. Oh! :: Wide eyes
4. Board game :: Chess
5. Sunlight :: Mornings
6. Delay :: Late
7. Winner :: ...takes it all
8. Concubine :: a play (Farewell My Concubine)
9. Comatose :: In deep sleep
10. Satisfy :: Satiate

Happy Sunday!

Feb 15, 2009

Be Mine

It's been a while since I participated in Unconscious Mutterings and all other memes that I usually join. I had a meme fatigue I guess. I am wading through my stream of consciousness. That's what I mostly post about in my other blogs.

Today's a full day. It's a Sunday I know but there are works which needs to be done. I'm on a relax mode now. Just watching reruns of Dirty, Sexy, Money while doing this week's UM. I believe my blogging mojo (meme posting I mean) is back.

I say ... and you think ... ?

1. Be mine :: I'll take care of you.
2. Ecstatic :: Euphoric
3. Orderly :: Organized
4. Sebastian :: Bach (ex-frontman of Skid Row)
5. Sore :: Thumb
6. Don’t need :: Give them away.
7. Rockstar :: Uncombed hair (ooh, I'm stereotyping. Lol.)
8. Tinfoil :: Silver
9. Addiction :: Books
10. Where? :: To infinity and beyond! (I just remembered this line from Toy Story.)

Have a great week ahead! :)