High or Low?

High heels always give that wow factor especially with shapely and flawless legs.  I am a fan of high heels but I am afraid I will not be able to carry them anymore as easy as I can when I was younger.   With my current age, which for some is still young, I will not allow myself to suffer.

There are actually many types of womens sandals today that are appealing even if they are low heeled.  Take for example the sandals below.

women's sandals #1


women’s sandals #2

women’s sandals #3

women’s sandals #4

women’s sandals #5

The advantage wearing high heeled shoes that I like most is the advantage of looking thinner.  The most feared disadvantage is a leg sprain.  It scares me just to think about it.

Which do you choose among these collections?

Credits go to India Parenting for the information.

I Used to Check on My Horoscopes

I am not a believer.  I am just amused at how at many times the readings tend to align with what’s currently happening in my life, for example.  It made me wonder most of the time why there are readings that seem like an interpretation of a current situation.  Is that pure coincidence? I do not know and I do not care.  But I was entertained.

Let us check on my horoscope for today:

You’re used to telling your problems to your friends, but have you been feeling as though they haven’t been listening lately? Today it might be difficult to connect in a real way with the people who are closest to you, and this could become frustrating if you’re really counting on their input or feedback. But try not to get angry with them if they can’t give you all the attention you need. Understand that they may have other things to deal with right now.

Ooops! The reading for today is not accurate.  My friends are listening.  First thing in the morning I shared with them a predicament that I have.  They were all ears.  They gave words of encouragement, they gave admonitions, and they feel for me.   I felt their concern.  Who might that friend (s) be? But be it may that this is true, I will not be angry if what the horoscope tells is true.  My friends have their own lives, and their own concerns.  It would be a selfish thing to demand the attention that I need for now.

Here is my Daily Couples Love Horoscope for today:

Changes started today have a great chance of being successful. If you’ve been waiting to make some bold moves, wait no longer. Get your sweetie on board, and get going!

Now, I got to make the moves. 😀

GPS in Sports Watches

photo credits to http://2kewl4skul.blogspot.com

Global positioning system (GPS) are now available in sports watches. Now, golfers will find it easy to compete with these sports accessories that have preloaded garmin golf gps courses.

No, I am not a golfer.  But these information will be put to use with the bosses at certain times to break the monotony during meetings, and to be able to somehow relate.

In today’s world, the use of GPS, which is by the way a system that helps calculate position, bearing, track, trip distance, distance to destination, sunrise and sunset time, to name a few, has become broader.  It was at first utilized by the US Department of defense for military applications.  It is by far extended from the scientific community, to the workers and professionals, and to recreation lovers like the hikers, hunters, snow mobilers, mountain bikers, and cross-country skiers.  The golfers are now included in the list.

Now, that is some load of info.  Credits goes to www8.garmin.com.

Where to Have the Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is not made of real wood.  The armstrong grand illusions laminate flooring, for example, is made of three layers, which when pressure is applied, it makes a durable flooring.  The three layers are the decorative, core, and backing.

Where would you have a laminate flooring in your house?  For me, laminate floorings for the bedrooms are perfect.  It gives that clean feel.  It inspires one to clean the flooring more often, or take good care of it not to wear it out.

The receiving room is also a perfect place to have the laminate flooring.  It will give the impression of coziness and comfort.  It will definitely make a visitor welcome.  😀

Where would you have the laminate flooring in your house?

Going Organic


organic vegetables

Photo credits to treehugger.com

For those who do not know what organic foods are, here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:

Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.

That makes me want to eat only organic fruits and vegetables  because there are no added processes or chemicals in them making them safer to eat.  The problem is produce sold in the market today are cheaper because they are produced in volumes unlike the organic ones.

These are some advantages choosing organic fruits and vegetables:*

  1. They taste way better.
  2. They contain 50% more nutrients, minerals and vitamins.
  3. The chances of acquiring diseases like cancer, obesity, alzheimer’s, and some birth defects are minimal.
  4. The chemicals will surely cause reaction inside the body.
  5. The energy level in the body is higher when organic food is consumed.

*The Advantages of Organic Food.  Virginia Louise. http://www.organicfoodinfo.net/

If I Ain’t Got You

Alicia Keys’ If I Ain’t Got You speak of diamond rings:

Some people want it all
But I don’t want nothing at all
If it ain’t you baby
If I ain’t got you baby
Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain’t got you, Yeah

Would you want a diamond ring for your engagement or wedding day?  I do not blame you.  Who would not want a beautiful diamond ring such as this?


Photo credits to hallowsevedesign.com

But back to what those lyrics say, what would a diamond ring matter if you really do not feel the love from your beloved?  Material things cannot replace the essential things in life like love and happiness.  I remember my mother-in-law saying, “If I can buy sleep, I’ll buy some.”  There is just nothing that can truly take the place of the things that we can appreciate in life.  And it is not these material things.

Declaring a Baby’s Arrival

Traditionally, in the Philippines, baby announcements are made during their baptisms.  That is, if the parents are Catholic or Aglipayan.

But as everybody is not a member of the said religions, birth or baby announcements are done by ‘offering’ the baby.  This is what I was told by a friend who is a follower of a certain non-Catholic congregation.

I am not aware of the recent progress in the country regarding the celebration of a new baby’s arrival.  It would be more convenient if this kind of celebration be made without the religious conundrums, and void of the quackery and sham holiness.  At least, everybody, notwithstanding their affiliations and beliefs, are welcome to come and join the celebration.

There are three toddlers in the family.  All of them were ‘announced’ to the world through baptism via the Aglipayan mass celebration.

Drake, Gab, and Drew

Someday I Will Have My Own Biz

wire display rack

No one has the right to deprive me of a dream.  I dream of having a business that I will call my own.  There was a time I thought I have it already, that I was there already, only to be disillusioned.  I somehow learned, and learned a lot.

I was already envisioning our products in a trade show where they are put in a wire display.  Wire display racks will definitely catch attention and have customers buy our products.  With it, the entire line of products will be ready for viewing anytime.

But as I said, the business venture went stale.  It was not successful.

I still dream though that I will have my own biz with me singly handling it, or with my children.

Is it true that blogging is dead?

Son Daryl told me a few weeks ago that he’s been hearing that blogging is dead.  He said that with the popularity of Facebook and Twitter, blogging died.  I replied it can be true, this with a thought in mind that blogging is in forms of posts or journal entries or article like write ups.  My current reads page still has ‘live’ blogs that are updated to infrequently updated to dormant.  There are some that are inaccessible totally abandoning the world of blogging.

While I have to agree that the Facebook and Twitter phenomena are truly eating a large portion of an individual’s time, I have to say there are other obvious reasons why a blogger becomes inactive, or decides to just leave and not write anymore about the usual stuff that he wants to type about.  Believe it or not, some people hate FB and twitter, or has grown tired of them, too.

In an article, a comment was quoted saying, “… Blogging has certainly evolved over the past five years, but its final shape has yet to form.” Could it have evolved from personal blogging to social networking?

Brian Clark’s content maintains that blogging still has maximum influence through valuable longer content especially when you have an online business, or you need to promote a product, or a cause.  The guy emphasizes the value of content marketing and mentioned a quote that says, “…blog posts are effectively conversations that are eternally visible through Google, meaning they have more inherent value to brands.”

There is another interesting point of view though that appeals to me.  In the article Blogging is Dead Just like the Web is dead, it made a stand that blogging is not evolving into social networking but is truly evolving and expanding. Facebook and Twitter have ‘both helped to reinforce blogging in many ways.

I have to say that technology is fast.  Blogging is affected by the fleeting evolution of technology developments.  It is inevitable that blogging or longer content writing will take its new form again in the years to come.   Most of us will be left with trying them then deciding whether to embrace or not.  I hope though that this does not end in a bedlam for all of us.