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Diary of Filipina transplanted in the US and trying to survive life in a new environment. This is a.. journal of her journey through life as well as her personal observations on a variety of subjects.. of interest.

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  • Hamas Winning the Gaza Public Opinion War Against Israel
    on Aug 5, 2014
    Hamas Winning the Gaza Public Opinion War Against Israel...
  • Elected Dysfunction: The Impotence of the United States Government
    on Aug 1, 2014
    Elected Dysfunction: The Impotence of the United States Government...
  • Sarah Palin Attacked Again by the Left in America’s Culture War
    on Jul 30, 2014
    Sarah Palin Attacked Again by the Left in America’s Culture War...
  • I'm Back in Blogosphere
    on Sep 15, 2013 in blogs
    I have been blogging for more than five years now although I am not as active today as I was five years ago. Back then, I had plenty of "free" time in between part-time work and school.  However, when I started working full-time three years ago,...
  • Knowing the Nuts and Bolts
    on Sep 15, 2013 in Tools Accessories
    Screws, fasteners, nuts and bolts are every industrial and construction worker's best friend.  Even a do-it-yourself handyman needs to have these in his toolbox.  It is important that every worker have a working knowledge on these hardware...
  • Spring Training with the Yankees
    on Mar 31, 2013 in Sports Games Florida
    One Saturday morning, hubby and I took a four-hour drive to Tampa to watch our favorite team in one of their exhibition games. The Bronx Bombers were playing against the Atlanta Braves that day. Since it was a spontaneous trip, we were not able to bu...
  • PhotoHunt: Wind
    on Mar 31, 2013 in Photography Photo Hunt Nature Florida
    I woke up to a chilly Sunday morning at the beach.  I could hear the wind howling outside of the bedroom window.  Nevertheless, I love taking a walk on the beach on an early morning to catch the sun rise. Life is, indeed, beautiful here...
  • Watch the Time
    on Mar 18, 2013 in Shopping Beauty and Fashion
    My hubby is so anal when it comes to punctuality.  He considers it rude to make people wait.  When we have an appointment, we always make it a point to be there on time (or a few minutes early).  He is also not very patient when people...
  • PhotoHunt: Footprints
    on Mar 17, 2013 in Photography Photo Hunt Nature Florida
    I don't think these footprints in the sand belong to this little birdie :) Taken at Deerfield Beach, FL...
  • The Heat is On
    on Mar 14, 2013 in Accessories Home Home improvement
    Spring is almost around the corner but we have not bid the cold weather goodbye yet. We still experience chilly mornings and afternoons and especially, chilly evenings. The temperature here in Florida may not be as cold compared to Alaska, North Dako...
  • Happy Wednesday, Everyone!
    on Mar 6, 2013 in Lifestyle
    On weekdays, I have my alarm set at 5:00 A.M. but hubby and I got up an hour earlier this morning. Today's going to be an extra busy day for me at the office.  I hope there will be less distractions, less phone calls so that I will be able to f...
  • Relax in Bed
    on Mar 4, 2013 in Accessories Pillows
    I have this perennial lower back pain that has been a nuisance to me ever since I can remember. At work, I have this small pillow-like back support I place on my swivel chair so that I can sit upright and with comfort.  I am also glad that hu...
  • Weekend's Over --- almost
    on Mar 4, 2013 in Career and Job Lifestyle
    My weekend is over.  Well, almost.  A few hours from now, I'll be seated at my desk working on those voluminous files, preparing cases scheduled for hearing and non-jury trials, trying hard not to miss a hearing.   My line of wo...
  • You're Hired
    on Mar 4, 2013 in Career and Job Employment
    Our economy is in bad shape today: recession,  high unemployment rate, and recently, talks about sequestration.  With our current economic state, getting a job can be very challenging.   How does one get ahead in today's competitive...
  • Flying HomeIt took me more than 30 hours to reach the Philippines from South Florida (flying time, including stopovers). The trip was EXHAUSTING.  When I looked out the window and saw this view, my exhaustion turned into EXCITEMENT.  There's no place...
  • Coastal Living, Anyone?
    on Feb 28, 2013 in Places Lifestyle
    I love staying by the water.  I find peace and serenity in these places.  Of course, it's a plus if the view is awesome.  Our backyard overlooks a lake, albeit man-made.  However, the place is beautiful especially at sundown. I...
  • Revisiting Tampa Bay's History
    on Feb 17, 2013 in Photography Places History Florida
    In one of my weekend trips to Tampa, I visited the Tampa Bay History Center. The museum has three floors containing permanent and temporary exhibits on the history of Tampa and the Gulf Coast.  It also has a museum store, a classroom, research h...
  • HibiscusHibiscus (called "gumamela" in the Philipppines)  This flower reminds me of my two-year stay in Hawaii as well as my childhood days back in the Philippines. Hibiscus is very popular in the Hawaiian islands (yellow hibiscus is Hawaii's state f...
  • Preparing for Tomorrow
    on Feb 9, 2013 in Insurance Retirement
    When I moved to the U.S. five years ago, I had to start anew: new environment, new friends, new career.  I am no longer in my 20's and, I sometimes worry that at my age, I am just starting "all over again" instead of preparing for retirement. &n...
  • I Can Earn from My Mobile App(my newest phone app) According to studies conducted in 2012 by a global research and consulting firm, there are more than 1 billion active smartphone users around the world - and the number is increasing.  Likewise, the number of application...