A Sarah Palin gift?

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Do you remember Sarah Palin? She was a 2008 Republican nominee for Vice Presidency in America. She was considered a potential candidate for the 2012 presidential election but announced last October 2011 that she would not run.

We cannot tell what will happen next but if you are a believer or an avid fan of Palin, you can consider buying a sarah palin 2012 shirt, or a bumper sticker, or a post card.

As it is not possible for me to be supporting Sarah Palin because I am not an American and does not live in America, I could only watch from afar what will happen next.  If there are people who puts up movements and create products that show support to Palin, we can never tell if her decision not to run is final.

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Cable Covers

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Cable management is important.  With today’s need for cables and the like, cable covers are necessities.  They protect loose cables, cover wire runs, or shield lots of cables.

Cable covers have varieties, too.  There are translucent covers that are perfect for decorative accompaniment.  There are transparent ones , too.  These covers are also helpful in tidying up areas with lots of cords, or covering the exposed cords on the floor.

Do you have them for your home?

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In a Grocery Store Where Mendicants Are

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Puregold Balintawak opened today.

The grocery store is big.  The prices are lower.  The most important thing is it is very near our house.

I can’t help but notice though, and this is without judgment, that even the mendicants are allowed inside.  I say they are mendicants because they are dirty all over and their clothes are soiled.  I know, I can still be hated and possible to be branded judgmental.  But who would with their sane minds go to a grocery store all dirty?

Even mendicants, of course, can go buy in a grocery store. What I do not like is their children are unruly and they were running all over the place.  Possible accidents can happen especially at the elevator.

Papsie told the lady guard to prevent them from running to and fro on the elevator and the she seemed not to know what to do.  They simply do not care at all.

Crossing my fingers that the store will last.

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A Glass Tile as Pendant

Have you tried a glass tile as pendant?  I haven’t.

An oval tile, for example, flat back, non-magnifying and clear, can be used as a pendant.  It can be customized according to the design that you want or need.  You can use words, photos, patterns, drawings, fabrics or anything that is flat and thin.  In order to have a glassy appeal, you can use a Diamond Glaze.

Come to think of it, this can be a nice gift, too.

Christmas Caroling in the Philippines

It is so funny to read a FB friend showing a version of different Christmas songs in his update status. It reminds me of the children that sing carols every after Simbang Gabi. And it goes like this:

“Sa may bahay, ang aming bati, merry Christmas na lalwalhati…!”

My FB friend has his own version of a Christmas song:

Chess knock roasting on an open pie-er.

Jack post nipping at your north.
yung Tide. Carols being sun by ac-quire.
En pokes dress up like his chimos.
Ebery buddy nows, a turk key en some Mrs. Tow
help to make da see-saw brayt…

And here is another one:

Long lays da words in sing en errors pyding;’
til he apirs en da sol pelt its whore.
A trill of hopes da wir we word its joyces.
por younger brakes a new en gorgious morn.
poll on yor kneel, oh hir da angle boyses.
oh nite divide.OH NITE Divide!!!!!

He is funny. Really.

PC Games Enslavement

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PC Games are addictive I heard.  That is why I stayed away.  That is why my children were discouraged early on not to give so much attention even to those simple computer games when they were young.  Maybe that is why the addiction was not cultivated in them. Or perhaps these are not what hits their soft spots.  Each to his own.

It takes a lot to love PC Games.  One needs a headset, game pad, infrared mouse, and a lot more accessories to get the best of these games.  It definitely is an expensive enslavement.

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The Old James Bond Movies

We are currently watching a James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only, starring Roger Moore.

HBO is having a marathon of James Bond movies.  I say, the old James Bond movies are boring!  The dialogues are drab, and the actions are drag.

The good things about the movies are the gorgeous girls and the beautiful locations.  The whole movie is so dragging that you can predict what will happen next.  It is astonishing that these James Bond movies became popular.

The Pierce Brosnan starrer James Bond movies are the opposite.  Add to the fact that I am a fan. 😀

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An iPod is Different from an iPhone

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The other day a friend went to the mall and immediately bought an iPhone as gift to his wife.  He had it delivered to their house.  The wife was so excited, and also the children.  When the unit came, his son exclaimed, “Pa, it is not an iPhone, it is ipod touch 32g!” So he rushed back to the mall that day and returned the item.  Good thing the store clerk still entertained him and tell him that the order will just be cancelled.

To differentiate, here are some facts to learn:

What is an iPod?

An iPod is a portable device that stores and plays audio files.  It can hold a lot of songs, from a few hundred to ten thousand.  It has flash memory that does not loose contents when the power is turned off.

What is an iPhone?

iPhone is Apples’ first internet-enable.  It is a mobile phone, a wireless Internet device, and an iPod, in one. It is a phone with a multitouch screen allowing two finger touches and can be viewed in landscape or portrait mode.

I asked my friend afterwards, then why not replace the iPod with an iPhone.  He exclaimed that it is so expensive and not practical to have.  It can cost his wife’s life, he further explained.

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Quotable Quotes at FB

Facebook teaches, and amuses most of the time.  Here are some of the quotes that are ‘quotable’.

From Reyna Elena I learned a new word today, from Jove Francisco… “So that’s what they are called: “CyberEpals” (and mind you karamihan sa kanila, posers, walang sariling mga litrato o di nais ilanta kung sino sila)” hahahhahahaha

From Gigi Santos-Castaneda“Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.” ~Unknown

From Julie Custudio-FuertesMy artistic 8yo daughter Tania had a brief stint at Global Art Philippines Ortigas branch a few months ago (thanks to a GC I got from a writing assignment last year). One of the photos in this collage is her unfinished work. We have not been back after that last day of session in July2011. It was a short but unforgettable experience for her. She has expressed wanting to go back soon so that she can finish the other artworks in the sketch pad and learn new skills as well. She has improved her coloring technique after only a few hours of learning a unique teaching technique the center uses. I know she still has a lot to learn to improve her craft.

From Blogwatch.ph“We need to hold him accountable for the long list of anti-people rulings he supported to favor his patron Macapagal-Arroyo…But with this move we hope that the next Chief Justice would be truly independent and decide cases for the genuine interest of the people.  We do not want an Arroyo court be replaced by an Aquino court.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casino

From Rhada Umali Mccarrollseriously, Sirius… did you really have to go potty at 3:30 am?? Ugh!

From Pading Romy -Lord Have Mercy:  In a beauty contest, one of the contestants was asked:  Are you in favor of Mercy Killing? Contestant:  Of course not! Mercy is my sister and she is not a killer! – Roberto Barcelona

From Nalen Aguilar –

My Father, and the Adult Diapers

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Honestly, before, I did not know that there are adult diapers.  Not until my father had to use them.

When he had a stroke, he went into a coma.   The muscular, strong, and loving person suddenly became feckless, not exactly knowing what was happening around, but I was sure he could still hear things.  His first day in coma showed a tear fell when I held his hand and told him, “Pa, I am here.”

It was a far-fetched reality that my dependable father will one day be in diapers, adult diapers specifically, and that he will be rendered useless against an unexpected situation.  But he was there, lying, motionless, and almost like dead.

The adult diapers looked very big on him.  His scrawny features are like piles of bones and sagging flesh against it.  It does not really matter how absorbent the diapers are, or how protective, or odorless.  They cannot do anything to my father’s abject condition.

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Remembering a Leather Briefcase

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During the holiday seasons, I cannot help but remember one Christmas when I received a leather briefcase from an aunt.  That time I was already in college and I do not see any need for me for to carry a briefcase.  Engineering students do not usually carry a lot of things in their bags.  Most of the time, I only carry a filler notebook, or a filler, depending on how many classes I have for a day, and definitely, I won’t need a leather briefcase.  😀

I remember how delighted my father was but I cannot tell him that the briefcase has no use to me.  It ended up being used by a sibling who’s still in high school and was forced to use the briefcase.  We have no idea that the briefcase was one of those leading brands. We really did not care if what was given to us was stylish, durable, or elegant. We are so ignorant about fashion statements.  😀  What can you expect from simple students who just want to live life simply?

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Funny T-shirts?

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How do you define funny?  What are funny t shirts?

Funny has a lot of meanings.

It basically means providing fun.  But this can be subjective.  Something that can be funny to one is not funny to another.

It can mean peculiar or odd.  This is when political correctness is not a necessity.  This isn’t the goodie-goodie funny.  This is hard core funny.

As to funny shirts, do not be shocked if they offend you.  They can be funny to some.

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How to Sleep in a Wintry Country

I could die in a country that has snow.  Snow will only be lovely to look at in pictures but not to experience it.  That is how I believe it.  I know that I will not like it no matter how others will say it will be only difficult during your first time.

That is why I wonder how people sleep in a wintry country.  How could one be warm and cozy and fall asleep soundly when it is very cold?

They say a heated blanket is the solution.  A heated blanket?? The thought made me uncomfortable.  But then again these blankets are made with low voltage making it safe to use.  It gives the warmth that is needed in a cold night.  Most of them are soft, water-proof and stain resistant.  They also come in many signs and options.

Even so, I believe it will not be easy for me.  I bet I will be only staying inside the house in a wintry country during winter except of course when I go to work.  It would be very hard not to work and not to move the body parts when it is cold.  I might get frozen.  😀

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Is Rene Skiing?


Rene was my office mate until last September this year.  He migrated to the US.  I saw his picture once in FB donning a winter cap.  It made me think and wonder if he had learned to ski already?  Would it be easy for him to learn? Will I see a picture of him with a snowboard rack on his vehicle?

It would be fun seeing him in a picture skiing.  I bet it would be an exciting activity for him.  While here in the Philippines, we will be content looking at his pics.

Learn to ski, Rene!

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Even RVs Have Insurance

Recreational vehicles are not a common thing in the Philippines. A lot of Filipinos do not even know what it is. It is not meant to demean my fellowmen; I am just stating a fact.

Well, it is a vehicle that has a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom and a living room. They are used for vacations and camping that is why there is a need for an rv insurance. Here in the Philippines, only the very wealthy owns them. They are luxury here while in other countries they are necessities. The culture also has something to do with owning one, I guess.