Monday, January 30, 2012

Blue Coffee Mug

How was your weekend everyone, hope it was great. Our weekend was not too bad. We just stayed at home, and we watched old movies. Janjan prepared the shrimp crackers instead of popcorn.

Anyhow, today is Monday, and I am glad that the sun shines this morning. I hope it would be like this the whole day today because I still have wet clothes to hang outdoor. The photo below is my entry for Blog Photo Challenge and Blue Monday memes.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

At the Beach

I saw this cloud formation when we were at the sea side one early afternoon. The sun was so bright on that day, so we had a good walk on the beach as well. I like walking on the beach, especially if the sea breeze touches to my face, and the sea water touches my feet. Well, I usually did it early in the morning because the sun is not yet burning. Janjan is always with me when we go to the beach, but Janjan will go on swimming but not me.

I am linking this to Blog Photo Challenge hosted by Dhemz. Thanks Dhemz for hosting this meme everyday.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pink Friday - Flowers

It's pink Friday today, so here are the flowers at the neighborhood.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Free Shipping Affordable Eyeglasses

I have been planning to buy another pair of my reading eye glasses for I am tired of wearing my old eyeglasses. I want something new but due to my hectic schedule, I wasn’t be able to shop for my eyeglasses either online or going to the optical clinic nearby. Just recently, while I was surfing here on the net, I have found an online store for all types of glasses either eyeglasses or sunglasses. The price starts at $29, and the rest depends on the brand or style you choose from. I actually search for the frame style and I found many designs that are really in fashion, but they also have classic, modern, retro or a trendy style.

I understand that sometimes, when you purchase something you could wear, there are times that the photo is not actually you like when you handed the product, or you were not satisfied with it. The good thing is, at, you could try your eyeglasses before purchasing it using their virtual try-on. You just have to upload your close-up photo, choose your glasses and see if it looks good for you. Glasses are available for men and women. When you placed an order, shipping is free, and it would take two weeks to arrive for prescription eyeglasses, and 4 - 5 business days for Plano Sunglasses. You can expedite your order if you want by paying a reasonable amount. So, if you are looking for an eye wear, is the right place for you to shop. You could get the brand names you want, the lenses you need and most importantly; they provide great services to all their clients and customers.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ferry Boat

On our trips back and forth by land, here's the ferry boat that transported us from island to island. It was just an hour from Surigao City to San Marcelino, I guess.

The Ferry Boat

Our bus parked at the bottom of the ferry boat. While all bus passengers and other vehicle owners were on the deck of the ferry boat.

I am linking this Blog Photo Challenge.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Strawberry Cold Drink

After the long walk from the heat of the sun, this strawberry cold drink from Jollibee is the best solution for thirsty throat.

Anyway, I am not yet finished with the laundry, and because of my very slow internet connection, I can do my laundry while blogging at the same time.

Do Voluntary Work Close to Your Home

You’ve decided to start doing some volunteer work. This may be because you’ve recently found yourself with a few extra hours during the week, or you’ve shifted your job focus and wish to volunteer that extra time. Volunteering within your community is not only good for you, but also is good for your community. In addition, volunteer work listed on your resume is an added benefit.

Additionally, you will find yourself meeting new people and gaining new skills through this volunteer work. You will also reap the reward of giving back — many organizations could not function or provide services without the help of donors and volunteers. So, how do you find voluntary work close to your home?

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Schools are always in need of volunteers. This type of work is great for those people who enjoy children or are looking at beginning a career in teaching. You can simply contact your local school and check into volunteer opportunities. You will need to have a clean background check to work at most school venues.


Libraries often seek volunteers. You may be asked to read to children, shelve books or even work with library patrons. You will be gaining clerical and people skills when volunteering at libraries.

Community Organizations

There are many opportunities to volunteer at organizations such as Habitat for Humanity or the YWCA. In addition, you can become a housing advocate to help find housing such as Austin apartments or Chicago homes, depending on your location.


Ask friends and families for any opportunities that they may be familiar. You might find that your neighbor knows that the local softball team needs coaches or trainers. Your parents may know that the local senior center is in need of aides. You will be surprised at the number of people who know of volunteer positions in your community.

Other Resources

Use other resources such as the Internet and publications in your search for volunteer positions. You will find a wealth of opportunities on sites such as The Points of Light Foundation or Volunteer Match. These sites list organizations seeking volunteers by state or zip code.

You can also check with local government outlets for more opportunities. You can find city, county or state positions. Simply check the government websites for more information.

Whether you want to work at a local food bank, the local animal shelter, helping others find housing or any number of other types of assistance, you will easily find an opportunity within your community.

The Island

This is one of the photos that I took when we traveled from Davao to Manila, and vice versa by land. That was our great experience traveling by land. The BF said, he wants to travel again by land going to Manila, but this time; he will bring his food in the bus because he doesn't like the food at the bus stop. If I could remember, there was only one restaurant that has roasted chicken, so I bought the whole, and we ate it inside the bus.

Anyway, I am linking this to Blog Photo Challenge hosted by my dearest friend named Dhemz. If you want to join, just click the link that I have provided.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Walgreens Prescription Savings club is open for membership.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Managed Web Hosting

When you build an online business, obviously you will need to buy a presentable template that matches to your business. The next thing you would do is to look for a place that could host your online business. Looking for a company to host your online business is not as simple as you may think because there are lots of web hosting companies in the World Wide Web that will promise you that they could provide hosting services, including technical problems.

Before you purchase such services, be sure that the company is reachable when a problem occurs. I am telling you this because I also have self-hosted blogs. So far, I haven’t met any problems with them because their engineers are always ready to help you 24/7 a week. They’re hosting my blogs for over a year now. So, if you are looking for a web hosting site, be sure you would hire a hybrid hosting to ensure that the prospective buyers, clients and visitors of your site would not leave your page.

I have learned that Caronet Engineered Hosting offers managed hosting services for your online business. They have been in the business since 1995 but as an internet service provider. Later, the business expanded into hosting and cloud services. So, if you are interested to know more about this company, you may visit the site, and chat with their online representative or contact them through email. You may also call directly to their office and the customer’s service representative is willing to answer your inquiry, and will help you decide which option is better for your business.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Busy Life in Manila

How was your weekend everyone? Ours was just a boring day because the heaven kept on pouring rains, although it wasn't so heavy, but it made me feel so tired to move my butt. My son and niece were just playing PSP games, and when they got tired playing, my son played his game online. We're supposed to go to the mall and buy new-school shoes for him, but I am not in the mood to go out. I told him to do it next weekend.

Anyhow, a few weeks ago, we were in Manila, and these were the busy streets in Makati. The blue building is one of the tallest buildings along Chino Roces Avenure, Makati.

Chino Roces Ave., near Buendia St., Makati.

This is one of the high-rise buildings in Makati. If the electric cables were not hanging above, it would be a nice photo, isn't it? 

Smiling Sally

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pink Butterfly

Here's another butterfly that was made of fabric. If you are my frequent visitor, you saw the yellow butterfly that was also made of fabric. This time, it is pink. I wonder if there is really a pink butterfly.



Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Light your home with a style.

Yesterday, we went to the home depot here in our place. I was actually looking for a window blinds, but unfortunately, there were no available sizes that fit to one of the windows in our home. I roamed around the place; I checked every price of the products that they have until I found beautiful lightings. I remember that it has been a long time now that we have no lights in the porch fronting to the gate. So, I was thinking to buy one, but I had a second thought about the prices. I am not rich, so as much as possible; I want to buy the cheapest one but have a good quality.

When we got home, I searched on the net the prices for outdoor lighting fixtures, and I found it from They have outdoor wall sconces, and this is really what I was looking for. I have been looking for this style at the mall or at the home depot here, but I couldn't find a style that is perfect for our porch. The bad thing is I don’t have a credit card to purchase the product. They don’t accept PayPal, so I just wish that later I will find an outdoor lighting for wall.

Anyway, for those who are looking for lighting products, you may check the site and see if you could find your perfect lighting for your home or office. They have plenty of styles and great lighting designs that would surely make your home or office an attractive one.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

While in Manila

At the back of 7/11 is the hotel where we stayed.

We were in Manila a couple of days ago. On the first day, we woke up so early, and we went out of the hotel. There was a 7/11 nearby so we headed inside and since there were tables inside for snacks, we ordered cappuccino coffee for us and sat there for a while. I also bought shampoos, conditioner, toothpaste and drinking water. When we were done, we went back to the hotel, and I took a shower. The BF doesn’t like to move when I was done at the bathroom. He was still sleepy, but we have an appointment at 9:00 o’ clock in the morning at the Consulate General of Sweden in Makati, so he had no choice but to get up again.

We arrived on time at the Consulate, and since we were early, we got slot number 1. When the Consulate officer called our number, the BF submitted all our papers to them. Unfortunately, we were not able to finish the papers on that day because there was a mistake on my birthplace. The mistake was made by the Swedish Tax Agency in Sweden. They were the one who made our marriage certificate, but they put my birthplace as Davao City and not Manila.

I was born in Manila and not in Davao, but I am currently living here in Davao. This was my statement at the Consul, but they asked us to request another marriage certificate in Sweden. Well, to make the story short, the Swedish government sent another copy of our marriage certificate to the Consulate General in Manila. Anyway, we are now waiting for the Consulate’s papers, and the good thing is, we don’t need to go back in Manila. The Consulate General will send these papers here in Davao as soon as it is completely done and with no error.

At night in Manila, what do you expect, of course “party, party”. The bad thing was, the battery of the laptop was not working anymore when we were in Manila, and we didn’t bring any cable wires for the laptop. That is why all my blogs were not updated.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Wireless Door Chime for your Home

I have been planning to buy a doorbell for our house because our main door is not close to the gate and whenever there is someone wants to call our attention, they just knock on the metal gate which is very annoying to me because our dog got mad, and she will bark until somebody opens the gate for the visitor. But the problem is I always forgot to look for it at the home depot here in our place.

A while ago, while I was surfing here on the World Wide Web, I have found an online store for doorbells like wireless door bell. I navigated the whole page, and I have learned that this online store has been in the business since 1999. If you could check the site, they have plenty of great doorbell's design. I actually like the wireless doorbell style because according to the site, this is easy to use. You don't need to hire an electrician just to install this thing. At you can definitely find what you are looking for a door bell. They have a wide selection which includes long-range wireless doorbells, batter-powered wireless doorbells and also a plug-in wireless doorbell.

So, if you have been looking for a doorbell or a wireless door chime, get a chance to visit the site. Prices are affordable and they accept payment using credit cards, and they also accept payment from your Paypal Account. For orders placed on or before 10 am, PST time will be shipped on the same business day, depending on the state where you live. This company offers only a brand-new product with a manufacturer's warranties. There is a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the product you purchase. To get more information, start visiting the site now and enjoy your shopping.

I am Back

I have been away from my computer for more than a week now since I got back here in Davao. I have so many things to do offline and I don’t have had time to open the computer even just for a while. My Yahoo mail was loaded with emails, including the spam mails. I was surprised it reached to 200+ emails for not opening it for eight days. I am not yet finished cleaning my emails, and I am trying to do updates at my other blogs as well. I hope I can do it all today.

Anyway, I got back here in Davao on December 25, but we went back to Manila on January 02, and we only got back here in Davao again last night. Now, I am still tired from the travel that we had for a week. I will blog all these things one of these days. So, I got to go now because I have to clean all the messy things first that I have here inside my room. See you later.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Computer Area

This is the computer area of the library here in our place. If you couldn't find the book on the shelves, just search it on the database of the library if it is still available or not.


Smiling Sally