Summer Getaway at Pinamuntugan Island

Pinamuntugan Island has very light sand, though it's not white. But the water is bluish-green. When we were swimming the current was quite strong in some parts that we were being tossed in the water like dolls.

The Breathtaking Aguirangan Island

It took my breath away! Its 1.5-hectare formation with white beach and crystal clear waters was so beautiful!

Jelly Fish: The Rarely Seen Beauty Under the Sea

Have you ever seen a jellyfish up close? I have. I think it's one of the most beautiful creatures of the sea.

February 26, 2008

Oscars 2008

Who among you watched the Oscars? I didn't! I was busy with other things. I found the results of the prestigious award giving body. I'd like to share them with you.

Best Motion PictureWINNER: “No Country for Old Men”

Performance By An Actor In A Leading RoleWINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”

Performance By An Actress In A Leading RoleWINNER: Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose”

Performance By An Actor In A Supporting RoleWINNER: Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men”

Performance By An Actress In A Supporting RoleWINNER: Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton”

Achievement In DirectingWINNER: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for “No Country for Old Men”

Adapted ScreenplayWINNER: “No Country for Old Men” by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Original ScreenplayWINNER: “Juno” by Diablo Cody

Achievement In Music Written For Motion Pictures (Original Song)WINNER: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova for “Falling Slowly” from “Once”

Achievement In Music Written For Motion Pictures (Original Score)WINNER: Dario Marianelli for “Atonement”

Achievement In CinematographyWINNER: Robert Elswit for “There Will Be Blood”

Achievement In Film EditingWINNER: Christopher Rouse for “The Bourne Ultimatum”

Achievement In Costume DesignWINNER: Alexandra Byrne for “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”

Achievement In Art DirectionWINNER: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo for “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Best Animated Feature FilmWINNER: “Ratatouille”

Best Animated Short FilmWINNER: “Peter & the Wolf”

Best Live Action Short FilmWINNER: “Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)”

Best Documentary FeatureWINNER: “Taxi to the Dark Side”

Best Foreign Language FilmWINNER: “The Counterfeiters” (Austria)

Achievement In Visual EffectsWINNER: Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris and Trevor Wood for “The Golden Compass”

In MakeupWINNER: Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald for “La Vie en Rose”

Achievement In Sound EditingWINNER: Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg for “The Bourne Ultimatum”

Achievement In Sound MixingWINNER: Scott Millan, David Parker and Kirk Francis for “The Bourne Ultimatum”

February 14, 2008

My Blogging Personality

This something interesting I found in Mina's blog. I took the test too, and here's the result.

Your Blogging Type Is Thoughtful and Considerate

You're a well liked, though underrated, blogger.You have a heart of gold, and are likely to blog for a cause.You're a peaceful blogger - no drama for you!A good listener and friend, you tend to leave thoughtful comments for others.

What Roses Tell You

Valentines Day is almost upon us once again. This is the perfect time to get romantic and of course, to shower your loved one with gifts!!! Don't know if you'll agree with me on that.

It's a fact that flowers, particularly roses, are the most common type of gift being given on Valentines Day. The roses come in different colors. But do you know each color signifies different meanings? Read this if you don't want to be mistaken in the color of roses you'd like to send on the 14th. Red Roses - Red roses proclaim "I love you." They are the ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion.

Yellow Roses - Yellow roses indicate friendship and freedom -- so don't send them if your intentions are romantic and long-lasting. Yellow roses are also appropriate for sending congratulations to newlyweds, graduates.

Pale Pink Roses -pale pink roses connote grace, gentleness, and gratitude.Light Pink Roses - A joy to behold, light pink roses express fun and happiness.

Deep Pink Roses - Deep pink roses say "Thank you."

Lilac Roses - Lilac roses indicate the sender has fallen in love at first sight with the recipient and is enchanted.

White Roses - Pure white roses symbolize truth and innocence. They also send other messages: "I miss you" and "You're heavenly.

Coral Roses - Coral roses express one thing with their passionate color: Desire.

Peach Roses - Peach roses speak of appreciation, gratitude, and also sympathy.

Orange Roses - Orange roses communicate enthusiasm and desire on the part of the sender.

Dead Roses - Regardless of the original color, dead roses say "It's over" loud and clear.

February 11, 2008

Making Life Easier with Cash Advance and Payday Loan

I usually get a big headache whenever I run out of cash. Well, who wouldn’t when there are still lots of bills to pay? This seems to be one of my huge problems lately. I don’t know where my salary goes; it just seems to disappear from my hands as if blown by the wind. I don’t want to borrow from my mother or my siblings whenever I get short on cash coz what would just happen to my pride? Good thing a friend told me about TrustSource.org. They have the potential to help me get some cash advance each time I run out of cold cash in my wallet. And aside from the cash advance, TrustSource.org also provides the quick solution when it comes to payday loans.

For those who have the same problem as me, TrustSource could be a great help. You know it won’t hurt to try out the payday loan service if you’re really in dire need of cash. I am thinking of trying it out as well. With this very beneficial service, I can say goodbye to my headaches knowing full well there’s somewhere I can get help when I need it. Another attractive feature is that they have a flexible payment alternative so you can just relax when the due date arrives.

February 8, 2008

Bosses Came Visiting

Yesterday everyone at work were on his toes because two of our big bosses, Marc Macalua and Houman Akhavan, came for a visit. They arrived early by plane, and proceeded immediately to our office. It was the first time I saw Mr. Akhavan, he seemed really nice and...nice to look at too! LOL!

Anyway, they came bearing good news for us all. Said 2008 is going to be an exciting year for us. All of us here at the Legazpi Office really hope everything that was said will become a reality :-)

Here is a pic during our lunch with the bosses, it's at Gasthoff.



I'm sure you'll easily spot our boss in this picture :-)


February 7, 2008

Chinese New Year!

Yes it is Chinese New Year once again. Actually, i don't take much notice of this celebration, it just so happens that i hear and see a lot about it on TV. This year 2008 is going to be the Year of the Rat. I actually don't know what my Chinese zodiac is, so I made a little bit of research. It seems I was born in the Year of the Dog. Here are the traits of a person born under this animal sign...well this is according to the Chinese.

Year of the Dog
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other people¡¦s confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders.

February 6, 2008

There is a Solution to Stretch Marks!

As I've mentioned in my post the other week my sister-in-law had just given birth to a baby girl, they named her Gale. It's almost 2 weeks now since she gave birth, so she's almost recovered from the birthing experience. I have to say our family is very happy about the new baby. My sister-in-law is glad to see her cute and pretty offspring; however she is not happy about her stretch marks! The skin on her tummy got so stretched because she was big during her pregnancy, so I guess it only follows that there will be lots of marks as well. Right now she's worried how she'll get rid of them nasty-looking stretch marks.

Good thing I came across Diva's Skin Care blog that gives useful reviews avout the solutions to the big stretch mark problems. The blog is updated on a daily basis so the information supplied is up to date. The blog has information and advice on how to prevent stretch marks and at the same time solution if you are already an unlucky recipient of stretch marks. The different kinds of stretch mark creams are also being tackled in the entries. The pros and cons of each stretch mark cream, like the revitol stretch mark cream, are laid out so anyone looking for information as to which one will work best for her needs.

I'm sure my sister-in-law will be glad of this info that I am going to relay to her. Hmmm, makes me think...it would also be useful to me too when I decide to have a baby too.

February 5, 2008

Boost Business with Shopping Cart Software - US

A friend of mine is thinking of starting her own business pretty soon. However, I told her that aside from putting a store in the vicinity, why not make your service and products available online? I mean, it would be the practical thing to do since a lot of people nowdays rely on the internet for most of their needs. It's like no one wants to leave their homes much anymore since they can just have their needed goods delivered right on their doorstep. Talk about total shopping convenience!Anyway, it was only a suggestion. If she takes it up, well and good; but if not, it's good also.

But when i think about it, maybe she's having second thoughts about it because she does not have any know-how in putting up an online business. It's a fact that it can be a pretty complex thing. However, there are already lots of sources that can help in terms of shopping cart software and ecommerce software generally. One of them is Ashop Commerce. Although this company is based in the US, people worldwide can still avail of their services since it is provided online. They can be reached as long as there's internet connection.

Ashop Commerce even offers a FREE 10 days trial of their shopping cart software. So if like my friend you are thinking of putting up an online business, you have to take this free shopping cart test drive by Ashop Commerce. It won't hurt to give it a try, right?

Restore Your Crowning Glory

I've heard a lot of people say that the hair is a woman's crowning glory. I believe in this too. Let's face it, among the first things that is noticed on a person is his or her hair. It does not matter wether it is long, sleek and shiny, or curly, what matters is that it is healthy. It is a sad thing though that some people suffer hair loss. You might say that this is only common in men, but mind you, women can suffer from hair loss as well. However, this does not have to be a frightening experience for both men and women since there are already solutions that can be found in the market.

A great help for hair loss problems for both men and women is provillus. You might ask what provillus is and how does provillus work. Provillus is a Hair Regrowth Solution that contains ingredients that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Provillus looks like a sure way of growing back your crowning glory with its liquid and capsule combination. The combined ingredients in this hair loss products stimulates the hormones and the hair follicles needed to grow back new hair.

There are a lot of people who shy away from going to public places because of hair loss. But this does not have to be the case because there is a solution to hair loss problems, among them is provillus. If you are having doubts about this hair loss product then reading some provillus reviews might help you feel secure.

Affordable Eyeglasses from Zenni Optical

It was way back in 2004 when I had my eyeglass renewed. From 2004 to 2008, this eyeglass I am using now is almost 4 years old! And its age is really showing because it does not function as before. It is already loose and just keeps slipping down my nose, uughh. I can tell you that it is very annoying when it does that. It also leaves marks on my nose. Because of these, I decided that it is already high time that I renew my eyeglasses.


I believe I won’t have a hard time finding the prescription glasses I need without spending much because of the Zenni Optical $8 Rx Glasses that are available online. Since they sell stylish glasses internationally, I don’t need to leave my home in order to have a pair. This Best Thing Found:Zenni Optical eyeglasses worth $8 is just perfect for my needs...and my budget!

Maybe just like me you are looking for new eyeglasses, so why not try Zenni Optical. I’m sure that with Great Discovery: Zenni Optical, you’ll know your money will be well spent.

February 4, 2008

It's Never Too Late for a Medical Career Training

When I was just in grade school I said that my ambition was to become a nurse. I don’t know what happened to that ambition of my mine because when I reached college I chose AB-English as my course. But this career choice is not something that I regret. Anyway, it is not yet too late for me to pursue a medical career if I want to. In fact it is not hard these days because there are already a lot of institutions that provide assistance in finding the right medical training for those who want to pursue a career in this field, or even for those who want to enhance their knowledge of medical subjects.

Medical Career training can help those who want to be directed to the school that can provide the exact training he or she needs. This service being provided by Medical Career Training is a very beneficial one indeed because the person concerned can be furnished with the right information, thus opt for the course that feeds his passion. One of the areas in medicine that I usually hear about is ultrasound. Yeah, I hear this all time at home when my sister and sister-in-law were having their babies. They were so excited to know the gender of their babies; hence they went for ultrasound as soon as it was possible to do so.

So, aside from being a doctor or a nurse, another medical assistant training option that’s available is going for an ultrasound tech school. I’m sure that this area will not become obsolete and will flourish for a long time. With pregnancies and other kinds of ailments cropping up nowadays, an ultrasound tech will always be needed. So, if you or any of of your acquiantance is contemplating a career in the medical field, going for an ultrasound technician school is one option that can be considered.