Sunday, March 30, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS AS HONESTLY AS YOU CAN...
1. Are you happy?
2. Who are you chatting with right now?
3. What’s the last thing you bought?
4. Who were the last people you hung out with?
5. Have you ever broken a promise?
Haven’t we all?
6. Have you ever fallen apart with a friend?
7. What are you most excited about?
My family visiting me!
8. What do you usually do when you’re bored?
Surf the net. Or sleep. Or watch DVDs.
9. Who was the last person to text you?
10. Who was the last person who gave you a testimonial?
11. Do you talk to yourself?
Haha! Every once in a while!
12. What do you do when your heart is broken?
I write poems
13. Are you a good friend?
I would like to believe so!
14. What is your hobby?
Writing, surfing the net, trying to be creative (knitting, scrapbooking,etc), photography.
15. Are you artistic?
16. Do you wear contact lenses?
17. What is your favorite food?
Anything and everything chocolate
18.Have you ever lost your phone?
Yes, someone took it from my bag while I was doing my grocery shopping!
19. Who do you miss the most?
Friends and family
20. Will you ever admit to your crush that you like him/her?
I have in the past. Hehe!
I would have wanted to see Miss Saigon as well but I missed out on the tickets! I’ve been told that Kylie Minogue will be performing in Belfast towards the end of June 2008. Should you needaticket to see her live, visit needAticket.ie They are a fast, reliable and professional booking service, that offers a good price as well!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Note: It won't be wise to do an hour at the museum and an hour at the bar. It's like having a taste chocolate without really having the chance to fully enjoy it. Either you do it or you don't.
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This happened to me about 8 years ago. We were doing a mini tour of Copenhagen. I chose to go to the Bar. Back then I was still trying to be cool and thought two hours at the museum would be a waste of my time. I thought to myself I'd rather have a few drinks with a few of my friends to catch up on each others' stories, rather than walking my tired feet for a couple of hours, looking and reading about some dead person's life story or looking through artifacts which don't mean anything to me.
Looking back at it now, I suppose at that time I would still have done the same thing. But if it happened to me now, at this point in my life I am interested in Museums. At least most museums. They speak of priceless stories and enrich you with the culture of the city like no one can tell. A Bar will give you a few laughs, but it can't buy you history you can see for yourself in a museum.
Having lived in Sydney for almost half a decade now, I've been to quite a few museums in town. I loved the Australian Museum, enjoyed the Powerhouse Museum and the Maritime Museum. I've travelled to Darwin and visited the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery, and found this quite a pretty attraction. It was right next to the beach! Overlooking the sea towards Asia! Overseas I've visited Singapore's Asian Civilisation Musem and found that good as well.
Have a look at Darwin's Museum Cafe's view (Cornucopia Cafe). This is enough for me to keep wanting to visit their museum (or cafe??)!
I AM… waiting for Easter!
I WANT… to go on a Gap Year! (A year doing nothing and everything!)
I HAVE… so many pending things to do. Look for an apartment. Pay bills. Look for accommodation for Gold Coast trip. Finish doing itinerary for family's AU trip. Upload pictures onto my Shutterfly account. Clean my flat. Do my Nails. Plan a party. Etc.
I WISH… I can have 3 more wishes that would really come true.
I HATE… Spideys! (To think AU is Spider country! I think I am at the wrong place)
I FEAR… Earthquakes! Promise. I sometimes think this will happen while I'm in the shower. Buti nalang walang earthquake in Sydney. But then again, the world's natural environment is messed up.. So I'm praying...)
I SEARCH… for an apartment to buy! This is not as easy as it sounds!
I WONDER... about the black hole :) Hihi
I REGRET… not having given someone the chance. But then again, things happen for a reason...
I LOVE… so many things at the moment! Hubby! Sydney! Travel! The weather now! Late night blogging!
I ALWAYS… am polite and poised. Even when I am annoyed and irritated at something/someone. I'm just like that by nature. I couldn't do otherwise even if I tried :D
I AM NOT… as stressed as I used to be. (So far)
I DANCE… with two left feet. And only when: I am alone or in a big big crowd!
I SING… and make up my own lyrics all the time!
I CRY… when I feel frustrated.
I WRITE… poems to express my thoughts and feelings
I WON… a kitchen showcase one time!! To think I didn't have my own place back then!
I AM CONFUSED… about too photo techie things. I just really like to point and shoot. But hey, I have an SLR now :) See how confused I am!?!
I NEED… to go out as much as I need to have my "me" time as well...
I SHOULD… try to exercise more often!
THE LAST THOUGHT I GO TO SLEEP WITH IS… trying to figure out what to wear to work, and then set my alarm for 7AM. (But I get up at 9!).
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Recently I've discovered a new site, IZEArank which allows me to check my Real Rank. Real rank is an online tool that measures traffic and how much influence a blog has. IZEArank developed this relatively new site which allows me to browse through other blogs and see what my blog rank is in comparison to other sites. I can compare up to ten sites which is really cool. Whoever developed this tool's done me a big favour by making it easier to see my rank. The site is pretty simple and easy to use. All I need to do is join the IZEA network, install the code and a few other steps, and voila! It's fun to fiddle with and see detailed information on my blog traffic. What's good with this system is that they only make use of real and accurate statistics and would only compare authentic blog sites. What's I like about the site as well is that there is an option to keep my statistics hidden from the public, but why would I do that if I am pretty happy with my ranking?!
Browsing through the IZEArank website, they even have a link to the Top 100 blogs! This is another way to blog hop by looking at the most influential and best blogs available on the world wide web! These blogs wouldn't be there if their site was not interesting! I can't wait to see my very own site on their list!
At that time, I even would write in my diary (handwritten then) in French. And I wrote one cool poem (at least in my opinion) in Frenglish as well! Hehe! I left my notebook of poems in Manila but I remember the title goes something like this : "..Memoirs de vous avec moi forever.." which translates ..Memories of you are with me forever.. One of those High School sappy lovestruck poems that I came up.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Located within the boundary of Stansted airport, Discount Stansted airport parking is available 24 hours with transfers to the terminal every 5 to 10 minutes frequency. Come to think of it the terminal is only about 5 minutes away by the transfer, which is really quite a quick way of parking and flying, or even parking and picking up a passenger arriving.
Another service Stansted parking offers is valet parking. If you are rushing for a flight an airport representative can meet you at the terminal ramp and take your car to a secure compound. And upon your return, your car is brought back to you at the terminal. Everything is such an easy process with this UK airport parking facility at Stansted. If only this was available everywhere one went.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
5 Things Found In My Bag
– Office ID
5 Things Found In My Wallet
– Debit/Credit/ATM Cards
– Medicare Card and other IDs
- Cash Notes
– IATA Card
5 Things Found In My Room
– Night Lamp
- Mobile clothes rack
5 Things I’ve Always Wanted To Do
– Travel Solo !
– Finish my scrapbook
– Go on a working holiday ? To London or the US
– Organise my photos!
– Start my own (monkey) business
5 Things I’m Currently Into
– Planning itineraries (I've always been into this!)
– Knitting (hehe)
- Taking photos
- Picnics at the Park!!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I've experienced a lot of times when I am in a rut wanting to check real time availability. In the Travel Industry it is quite a big advantage when a website offers this facility, as it enables one to capture the booking right there and then. Imagine being able to book your dream cruise in an instant! Popular cruises they offer include: cruising Bermuda on Royal Carribbean Cruises, or expedition cruises to the Galapagos with Celebrity Cruises, or try freestyle cruising with Norweigan Cruise Line. Did you know that Norweigan Cruises Line has the youngest fleet on earth at the moment? Well, this means that state of the art facilities that Norweigan Cruise Line offers are very modern.
There are just so many people now discovering, enjoying and appreciating cruise travel. Travelling on ships used to be a thing of the past, when the past century travelled months to reach a destination. It was never something done at leisure but moreso because there were no alternatives. Now, in spite of air fares hitting all time low (soaring tax rates is another thing though) cruising is gaining popularity. I have always wanted to travel on a cruise to Alaska, Europe and Hawaii, or perhaps even go on a world cruise. Through Direct Line Cruises I am able to plan which cruise I want to take and check availability instantly. They even have very useful guides and information for first time cruise passengers. And what's even great is that travel insurance may be included in their cruise offers, at no cost! I would definitely visit their website when I have my dates and leave organised from work.
Friday, March 14, 2008
.. Did you know that flight attendants get paid really well, especially for the working period that they are flying? More than double than if they were ground attendants. Imagine all the other perks flight attendants get: makeup allowance, hotel accommodation at the destination,etc! But then again compared to the risk..Plus, the time away from family..
Thursday, March 13, 2008
One that is definitely on my list of places to visit is this one Nicaraguan beach hotel called La Posada Azul Beach. Looking through their website you would think that they are too simple and ordinary. But if you do more research you will find that they are one of the best San Juan del Sur hotels. The property is located just a stone's throw from the beach. And if you read through Tripadvisor visitors to this boutique Nicaragua bed and breakfast, one will surely realise that La Posada Azul charms its way to their guests senses. Having said this, one can never really be captivated by a place without experiencing it first hand. For me to be convinced, I should be able to truly see for myself what the hype is all about. By the looks and feel of the place though I know I have an inkling to want to stay at least a week in that paradise.
Getting to La Posada Azul Beach is quite easy. It is just 2 and a half hours from the capital city, Managua. When I go to Nicaragua, I think I may even ask one of my friends to meet up with me. He is currently stationed in Costa Rica, which borders south Nicaragua. I am sure he would be willing to take a break and share my Nicaraguan experience!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Last year she said she missed out on the Black Friday shopping deals, but she is making sure this year she doesn't miss it. Just writing about all this takes me fast forward into December 2008. I wonder what she will get me this year? Haha! Wishful thinking!
You can choose from 12 log cabins, warmly decorated with furnishings that are reminiscent of a real country style home. Activities:
Of course you've got a number of choices of hot springs you can soak up in, plus other activities such as skiing, ice skating, boxing, pilates and yoga, workout at the gym, indulge in their spa treatments, wine tasting and vineyard tours, hiking, biking, horsebackriding, rock climbing, fly fishing, kayaking, lessons on photography, archaelogy, visit their gorgeous library, watch at movie at the screening room, and so much more!
And you thought all you were to do was lie down and enjoy the scenery? Well of course that is the ultimate activity..
Meals are set at the long, antique table or brought to you picnic style when fishing or doing some other outdoor activity. Local or regional ingredients are used from the farm and vineyard.
2 Night Package Rates start from USD1300 to USD9900 per couple. Dunton Hot Springs is an all inclusive resort. Accommodation and meals are included in the rate, plus other activities depending on your package type.
Dunton is accessible by driving in, or by air into the following airports Durango, Telluride, Cortez, Montrose. Dunton's staff will be glad to meet and greet you upon arrival at the airport, and take you to your sanctuary. Dunton Hot Springs is located at the San Juan Mountains and the Colorado Rockies.
This luxurious cabin lodging is a ski gem during winter and a refreshing getaway during other seasons. Where else can you find yourself immersed in your private soaking pool? Or, part of a township of a few guests where you've got your own library, movie room, chapel,etc. Plus, there's a glorious waterfall at the other end of town! You can even hire the whole town for your wedding for USD15,000 a day.
Whether you want to be one with nature without the frills, or you would just like to have a bit of a getaway, but still be reached by the outside world (they do have wireless broadband) then Dunton IS the place to be!
One day, this town I will visit! Wonder when?!
Plus Factor: Children are most welcome to visit Dunton together with their parents.
And, your Pets are invited as well!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Soon I will need to decide whether I would really want to go ahead and start my own business. And in doing so, I will need to take up a few Business management courses . I would like to be able to know the theory side of running a business because the practical side I will learn along the way.
By becoming a memeber of the Chartered Institue of Professional Management, I will have access to twelve accredited certificates and a great wealth of information on comprehensive business management skills. Theirs is a self study, distance learning program which will allow me work at my own pacing. Before I know it I would already have my Plaque hanging on my wall. If you are in the same boat as I am I would consider signing up and becoming a member. It costs less to join compared to the added value of what their courses may bring to your business.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
..Priority boarding and priority disembarkment.
..On the plane you can relax into your seat with a pitch of 38 inches.
..A complimentary newspaper.
..A personal seatback TV offering the latest blockbuster movies, the hottest TV shows, video games and up to 14 audio channels ranging from pop to classical.
..Devoted cabin crew to guarantee prompt and attentive service.
..A delicious menu served on china dinnerware accompanied by stainless steel cutlery.
..An after dinner liqueur.
..A selection of fruit from the fruit bowl.
..And when you land priority baggage reclaim.
4 Jobs I’ve Had
..Stock Exchange Employee
..Managed our family business (for a while)
..Family Driver! Haha :)
4 Movies Watched Over and Over
..You've got Mail
4 Shows I Watch
4 Favorite Things To Eat
..Chocolate anything and everything
..Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream Red Rock Deli
4 Places I Would Rather Be
4 Things I Look Forward To This Year
..Family coming over for a visit
..Going back to Manila!
..Buying my own flat..(hopefully)
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Oh well, here are the photos. Enjoy! (BTW, you can catch more juicy and fun photos from my other site. Visit : Coriander Dreams' Mardi Gras and Lemon Iced Tea)
A word of caution to those who's easily offended. Some shots show a lot of skin.
Don't you think when a relationship breaks down that it's one persons fault? Really it's no one's fault (sometimes). In reality, all persons grow and change into someone else over time. Today I may be a frisky person but five, ten years from now I may be a calm person.
In a healthy relationship both persons grow together, thus adapting to change steadily. But if to begin with, the relationship is not based on good and effective communication, then it is most likely to happen that one would wake up next to a person they don't know.
Change is good. Change tests real loving relationship. One can survive it all if one is open to changes.
It's been said that the only constant thing in this world is change. Are you ready to face changes in your life? Don't leave out your partner on it. It is best to share the struggles that come with it, and even better to share the happy moments with someone by your side.
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