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Quirky things about Moi!

Thanks Valerie for tagging me...

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Link to the person that tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Share six un-important things/habits/quirks about your self.
Tag 6 random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
Let these random people know that they are tagged by leaving comments in their blog.
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Six Unimportant things/habits/quirks about my self.

1. When I was younger (like grade school/high school) I used to practice writing my weak hand. So now that I am old, I am really dominantly a Rightie (right handed person), but when I have to, I can use both hands to write. I guess you can call me ambidextrous. :)

2. I plan holidays even if I am pretty sure they wont push through anyway. But I so love love love researching on hotels endlessly and tirelessly! (Hehe, pathetic me- only 50% actually push through- at least! :) )

3. I used to think I would never like to have my own children... Now, I am wanting one! (Having turn…

How many hours of sleep do you get?

I think on the average I only get about six hours of sleep a day. Reading on Newsweek's article, I guess this means that I am a chronic short sleeper and further means that in the long run my body can no longer recognise what it means to be really and truly well rested. (Well, yeah, I guess I don't know what that is! In a fast paced world one never gets enough rest. Always wanting more vacation time to sleep in!)

It is said that we do need at least seven hours of sleep in a day otherwise our minds and body won't function properly. And, as we get older it takes its toll. More wrinkles, deeper eyes and permanently dark under eye circles, dry skin among the other effects that lack of sleep can give you (and me).

Here's a very interesting link that the Newsweek's given that evaluates sleep : American Academy of Sleep Medicine

So next time I'm sluggish and feeling really tired, I know why. So, at least seven hours. I just need to sleep an hour earlier to compensate!

Make use of your writing passion with Blogsvertise

I was introduced to paidblogging a few months back, and I believe our generation is lucky to have started a new means of livelihood (you will relate to this if you are a serious blogger). Really, paidblogging has enabled people like you and me who are passionate about the internet and keeping an online journal to earn while doing what we do best : online writing (now known as blogging).

Blogsvertise offers the opportunity for all writers who maintain a website (or blog) to earn. They provide the avenue for bloggers and advertisers to mutually benefit from each other through the internet. The advertisers have access to countless eager writers who can potentially promote their product, while bloggers have the potential to earn a decent amount through the advertising opportunities available. It is so easy to join Blogsvertise as even new blogs may be accepted on a probation status, which I think is a nice way of gradually introducing new bloggers to the real world of paidblogging. However…

Picnics at the Park

Don't you just love nice, sunny days especially if it falls on a pretty weekend afternoon?
Hubby and I just are so into hanging around the park on gorgeous days like this (see photo - taken at the Botanic Gardens). Armed with our picnic mat, sunnies, cameras, chocolate cake, soda, chips, book or magazine, we'd head off to the Botanic Gardens. Find our spot under the trees' shade. Watch the world go by. Or, read a magazine. Or, just take a short nap.
We'd enjoy the sunshine! We'd hear people chatter by, children playing in the grass, young teens playing truth or dare (daring to climb up that smoldering hot metallic horse statue!), couples spending nice quality time talking (and snuggling), a few photographers following the cockatoos and lorikeets, teeners basking in the sun in their swimmers (you'd think they were meant to go to the beach), occassionally a white haired man and woman walks by hand in hand so sweetly, a group of Japanese tourists taking photos of …

Playing the Sims Game & Home Furnitures from Ikea and Freedom

Don't you just love going shopping to buy furnitures for the house? I do! Not that I have that much $$ to buy stuff that I want (or need in disguise). But I just find it very exciting to go to a store and visualise something you've seen at the shop, where you will be placing it at home. And whether the furnitures match your overall look at home.
Soon I hope to be visiting Ikea or Freedom, when hopefully I get my own place. I've been browsing through their sites and really so many cute and practical stuff to purchase.

I think I should have been an interior designer, as I really used to love decorating if given the chance. I may not be that good (yet), but those things can be learned. And it helps to have a bit of flair for creativity. I may have a hidden talent. A few years ago I loved playing the game Sims. I actually played it because I loved creating houses. This game's such a great time waster (hehe, I played 4 hours straight one time). So addictive. Being able to c…

I am a new Postie!

After a few reject emails, I am finally a paidblogger for Pay Per Post! You wouldn't believe how eager I was to be part of their blog network . I've been hearing about how they are one of the leading Paidblogging sites around, and how many opportunities one can actually get through them. Plus the fact that they are constantly in communication with their members, which shows how much hands on they are with Posties like me (oh, just like hearing that word!).

Having joined Pay Per Post, I can attest to how simple, straightforward and userfriendly their site is. I was pretty impressed with the number of opportunities at my finger tips. I am just wishing I have all the time to write about what interests me, at the same time keep my readers updated with the ins and outs and happenings of my life and the world around me. Indeed, 24 hours a day is not enough. But oh well, at the end of it all, I guess I am just really glad to be part of this paidblogging phenomenon. Such wonders of mod…

I Disclose..

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Are you a Formula 1 Grand Prix Fan? Grab your tickets NOW!

The Official Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Website has launched phase 1 of the General Admission ticket sales. Three day passes to the much awaited event for Singapore in 2008, is slowly unfolding with preparations for the Grand Prix. The debut of the race is on 28 September 2008 and will go and maze through the streets of Singapore. I am sure this will be a spectacular sight. My lady friend in Singapore has already reserved her tickets way back, using her networks to obtain such reservation. All fans out there am sure, are counting the days. I would love to go and visit Singapore. Who knows, I may actually find myself there in September. On my way back to Manila. I'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, let's enjoy the thrill of waiting.

Hollywood : Make up or No Make up ?! What do you think?

In reality, people are not made up 24/7 365 days of the year. When one is a celebrity, it matters to be seen in public without your glossies or foundation or eyeliners. But really at the end of the day we are all human, and our face needs to breathe sans makeup. Some celebrities still look gorgeous with or without having to paint their face. But, some let say, are better with make up on. You decide which ones are just fine and which ones are great! :) See if you can recognise them on your own! Have a peek of more photos here.

Six Word Memoirs from The Teach

Have a read through The Teach's blog. This month she had this contest on Six word memoirs. Really cool stuff :)

House or Apartment Unit? Rent or Buy?

Recently I've been looking at places to move to. I have been undecided whether to just rent or buy. Rent is just going steeper by the quarter. And sometimes it may be better to just purchase a place (apartment/house) as it will be the same cost anyway in the long run, at least if you buy it is yours.

I've been searching through Domain, Justlisted, Homehound, Realestate. And so far I'm not making any progress. I have to decide soon. Meanwhile, I am just really glad and appreciative of the fact that I have a home, am warm at night, and I am dry during the rainy days.

Big Bang World Record

*Start Copy Here*

You do not have to be tagged to play along. This game is simple and so are the rules.
1. Copy from *Start Copy Here* through *End Copy Here*
2. Add your site(s) to the list. Just be sure to post at each site you add.
3. Tag or don’t tag, your choice, however, the more tags you create the bigger the list will grow.

Come back and copy the master list back to your site, often. This process will allow late-comers to get as much link benefit as the first ones in. Once you are on the master list people who have participated earlier will update their bookmarks and help everyone lower than them out on the list.

1-Attitude, the Ultimate Power 2-Juliana's Site 3-Rusin Roundup 4-Grow Rich Along With Me 5-Comedy Plus 6-lynda's loft 7-Amel's Realm 8-MAX 9-Speedcat Hollydale 10-Mariuca 11-Complain Complain Complain 12-Mariuca's Perfume Gallery 13-Life Is A Roller Coaster 14-Sugar Queen's Dream 15-First Time Dad 16-Life 17-My Life 18-The Painted Veil 19-My Thoughts 20…

Gong Xi Fa Cai !!!

Cheers to the year of the RAT, Everyone! :)

Baby Bumps in Hollywood

I just really don't get it why Hollywood is making it seem that baby bumps are in! Like a craze to some fashion cut. Isn't pregnany supposed to be an occurence when two people in love decide to procreate? I really hope and pray that people writing about all these Hollywood mums-to-be don't lose track of the real real real meaning of bringing a child out into this world. That goes the same for ladies, and men as well, who are carrying with a child, or are thinking of getting pregnant. It is not something that one gets into, just to be part of the "IN" crowd. Pregnancy entails a big responsibility. It is not something that you do to be talked about. And it is definitely not something that you carelessly engage in. Think about it. Oftentimes than not, it is best to think twice, thrice, hundred times about this topic.

List of people in Hollywood who are currently with child:
1. Jessica Alba
2. Halle Berry
3. Nicole Kidman
4. Christina Aguilera
5. Jamie Lynn Spears *well, n…