** Obama runs with Biden **

Barack Obama named Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate, balancing his ticket with a seasoned congressional veteran well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues.

Phelps is a Tiger

Olympic legend Michael Phelps will appear on boxes of the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes and Corn Flakes ... what happened to Wheaties and going to Disneyland?

Do you buy or pay for ...?

Let's see what popular applications, devices, services, etc. you use.

If only

One thing I regret the most is being away from the little boy most of the time. I’ve been working mom since his birth. Though I had a chance to be a SAHM for 6 months, it was unplanned. Things didn’t work out with the husband losing a job so I was forced to get a job again before we go broke. Now, it breaks my heart whenever my mom or my aunt would hide the little boy so I can sneak out of the house whenever I need to go to work. I would then hear his wail far from our house. I pity him. If only I can spend the whole day with him, I would. If only the husband earns more than I do, I’d quit my job without batting an eyelash. If only…

But then again, this is a far from reality - now. Maybe someday, two to three years from now, I can proudly say I’m a SAHM.

Beijing Olympics fever

Nope, I'm not an avid fan of Olympics. I'm not even a sports enthusiast. This caught my attention though. Cute Fuwas, the official mascots of the Beijing Olympics 2008.Like the Five Olympic Rings from which they draw their color and inspiration, Fuwa will serve as the Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, carrying a message of friendship and peace -- and good wishes from China -- to children all over the world. Designed to express the playful qualities of five little children who form an intimate circle of friends, Fuwa also embody the natural characteristics of four of China's most popular animals -- the Fish, the Panda, the Tibetan Antelope, the Swallow -- and the Olympic Flame. Each of Fuwa has a rhyming two-syllable name -- a traditional way of expressing affection for children in China. Beibei is the Fish, Jingjing is the Panda, Huanhuan is the Olympic Flame, Yingying is the Tibetan Antelope and Nini is the Swallow. When you put their names together -- Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni -- they say "Welcome to Beijing," offering a warm invitation that reflects the mission of Fuwa as young ambassadors for the Olympic Games. Fuwa also embody both the landscape and the dreams and aspirations of people from every part of the vast country of China. In their origins and their headpieces, you can see the five elements of nature -- the sea, forest, fire, earth and sky -- all stylistically rendered in ways that represent the deep traditional influences of Chinese folk art and ornamentation. Spreading Traditional Chinese Good Wishes Wherever They Go In the ancient culture of China, there is a grand tradition of spreading good wishes through signs and symbols. Each of Fuwa symbolizes a different blessing -- and will honor this tradition by carrying their good wishes to the children of the world. Prosperity, happiness, passion, health and good luck will be spread to every continent as Fuwa carry their invitation to Beijing 2008 to every part of the globe. At the heart of their mission -- and through all of their work -- Fuwa will seek to unite the world in peace and friendship through the Olympic spirit. Dedicated to helping Beijing 2008 spread its theme of One World, One Dream to every continent, Fuwa reflect the deep desire of the Chinese people to reach out to the world in friendship through the Games -- and to invite every man, woman and child to take part in the great celebration of human solidarity that China will host in the light of the flame in 2008. In China's traditional culture and art, the fish and water designs are symbols of prosperity and harvest. And so Beibei carries the blessing of prosperity. A fish is also a symbol of surplus in Chinese culture, another measure of a good year and a good life. The ornamental lines of the water-wave designs are taken from well-known Chinese paintings of the past. Among Fuwa, Beibei is known to be gentle and pure. Strong in water sports, she reflects the blue Olympic ring. Jingjing makes children smile -- and that's why he brings the blessing of happiness wherever he goes. You can see his joy in the charming naivety of his dancing pose and the lovely wave of his black and white fur. As a national treasure and a protected species, pandas are adored by people everywhere. The lotus designs in Jingjing's headdress, which are inspired by the porcelain paintings of the Song Dynasty (A.D.960-1234), symbolize the lush forest and the harmonious relationship between man and nature. Jingjing was chosen to represent our desire to protect nature's gifts -- and to preserve the beauty of nature for all generations. Jingjing is charmingly naïve and optimistic. He is an athlete noted for strength who represents the black Olympic ring. In the intimate circle of Fuwa, Huanhuan is the big brother. He is a child of fire, symbolizing the Olympic Flame and the passion of sport -- and passion is the blessing he bestows. Huanhuan stands in the center of Fuwa as the core embodiment of the Olympic spirit. And while he inspires all with the passion to run faster, jump higher and be stronger, he is also open and inviting. Wherever the light of Huanhuan shines, the inviting warmth of Beijing 2008 -- and the wishful blessings of the Chinese people -- can be felt. The fiery designs of his head ornament are drawn from the famed Dunhuang murals -- with just a touch of China's traditional lucky designs. Huanhuan is outgoing and enthusiastic. He excels at all the ball games and represents the red Olympic ring. Like all antelopes, Yingying is fast and agile and can swiftly cover great stretches of land as he races across the earth. A symbol of the vastness of China's landscape, the antelope carries the blessing of health, the strength of body that comes from harmony with nature. Yingying's flying pose captures the essence of a species unique to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, one of the first animals put under protection in China. The selection of the Tibetan Antelope reflects Beijing commitment to a Green Olympics. His head ornament incorporates several decorative styles from the Qinghai-Tibet and Sinkiang cultures and the ethnic design traditions of Western China. Strong in track and field events, Yingying is a quick-witted and agile boy who represents the yellow Olympic ring. Every spring and summer, the children of Beijing have flown beautiful kites on the currents of wind that blow through the capital. Among the kite designs, the golden-winged swallow is traditionally one of the most popular. Nini's figure is drawn from this grand tradition of flying designs. Her golden wings symbolize the infinite sky and spread good-luck as a blessing wherever she flies. Swallow is also pronounced "yan" in Chinese, and Yanjing is what Beijing was called as an ancient capital city. Among Fuwa, Nini is as innocent and joyful as a swallow. She is strong in gymnastics and represents the green Olympic ring.

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Sick Joshua again

The little boy is sick again. This time, it’s a combo of fever, colds and cough. Blame it all to the weather. One minute, it’s scorching hot. The next minute, it’s cold. Argh! The little boy is extra clingy to me because of this. No coaxing from the dad or my mom can ever let him go away from me. They can’t even pacify him whenever he cries. To put things simple, I’m one person who haven’t had a decent sleep for a couple of days now. No, I don’t blame the little boy as this has been happening every time he is sick. I just hope he gets well soon so that I can even have four straight hours of sleep.

PS. We went to his uncle pedia today to have him check and get other prescriptions from him. Afterwards, we went to Festival Mall to eat. Since he’s getting fascinated now with trains, we let him ride the “chiw chiw” as he fondly calls it. Before the train starts, he shouted “daddy wait ha” – to our amusement. He’s been talking like an adult already.

Joshua - the actor

SCENE 1: The little boy move over the edge of the bed until he falls on the floor. He’d scream “herp mommy herp” and wouldn’t stop unless I pick him up and put him back on the bed. He’ll do it over and over until he gets tired.

SCENE 2: The little boy lies on the bed. With closed eyes, he’ll stretch his closed fist. He will then continuously kick his left foot and cry like a baby - “uha, uha” and says “Baby Hans to.”

Sunday fix

To those living in the south of Manila, if ever you see this kid during weekends at Pixie Forest in Festival Mall Alabang - he is my super duper "hard-headed" son. LOL!

Talk it up!

We wave our arms, we inflect our tone, we reach out, we open our eyes, we lean in ... we do a lot of things to get our message across ... and then when we send a text message we abbreviate -- "OMG PAW KYFC" ... does our real message, our real intent, really get across to our online friends?

They, (whomever 'They' are) say that a picture speaks a thousand words ... hmmmm, maybe if we could combine text and pics, our messages would be more complete ... and a lot more fun.

Is that what a movie producer does, takes a text message and adds pics? How often have you read a book, then seen a movie and come out of the movie saying "that's exactly what the author meant" ... or "not exactly" ... the written word is powerful in the hands of powerful writers, but even that is left open to our interpretation.


Sorry for a non-personal posts lately. My head is somewhat busy entertaining a thought - a dream that I've badly wanted for three straight years now. Calculating everything, percentage shows that I won't get it. Why? I deserve it more than anyone else. This is the only time I get selfish and yet, I can't and won't have it. Will I stop dreaming about it or pull my leg harder to get? Sigh...

Sandara is back

For a 6-day vacation, that is. Get to catch her live on various Kapamilya shows and on ASAP '08.

See story here.

What's Happening - August?

We each get bombarded with over 5,000 marketing messages each day ... to which do we pay attention? Our interest in major events and news determines where marketers go to place their messages.


Nothing unusual or special happened today. Though, there is a wish that could have been granted today if our finances were a-ok.

Final airtime of ABC 5, signing off at 12 midnightOpening of Beijing 2008 Olympics

Celiac Disease ... Did you know?

A lifelong autoimmune intestinal disorder, found in individuals who are genetically susceptible.

Handguns Everywhere?

Sixty-one percent of dNeero conversationalists sais that everyone should have a right to own a handgun ... and forty percent said they either own or would own a handgun.

Almost losing a job

The regional manager in Geneva has been questioning our group's performance for a couple of months now. We can't understand why but it seems that there are a lot of misunderstandings on their end and ours. And since he has been questioning our team;s tasks, there is a possibility that he won't justify to the other regional managers our team as they are the one shouldering the costs. The worst thing that may happen is for us to loose our job. We'll be having a meeting tomorrow regarding this issue and I hope we can at least resolve a part of it or else I need to update my resume and find another job before everything comes to worst here Free Smiley Face Courtesy of www.FreeSmileys.org

Proud to be Pinoy

I've read a couple of stories about this group. Despite the lack of support from our government, they still continue to give honor to our country. Recently, they join a a contest again and they bag the first price.

The Philippine All Star

Breast Cancer

Christina Applegate has been diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer her rep confirmed Saturday. "Benefitting from early detection through a doctor ordered MRI, the cancer is not life threatening," the Emmy nominated Samantha Who? star's rep said in a statement. "Christina is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery." Applegate's mother is a breast cancer survivor.d

I need eyeglasses?

Would you believe that at my age now, I’m still not wearing eyeglasses? Yes, I still have a 20-20 vision. BEFORE.

I guess exposing myself to computer for straight eight hours is the culprit. I’m starting to have headaches. I often find myself dizzy, feeling my surrounding move like having an earthquake. After feeling this for more than a month, I have a tendency to neglect what I feel, I’m scheduled for a check up to an Ophthalmologist next week. I’ve been scouting for an eyeglasses now and got giddy happy when I found out that Zenni Optical was on FOX news! Ain’t that cool? Zenni Optical $ 8 Rx Eyeglasses is one of the few eyeglasses I’ve been eyeing to get one of the Incredible Stylish New Frames From Zenni when I am prescribed to wear one. Do you agree?

I thought

I'll in the night shift starting on Monday until the 29th of the month. So I thought...

I'll go full blast in blogging - increase PR, more opps, more moolah.

Sadly though, everything is just "I thought." My boss has finally decided to permanently kill the proxy that we are using. The one that I'm referring as the legally illegal proxy. And since the official proxy of the company blocked all blog sites, cbox, etc. I won't be able to update my blog more often. I need to use a web proxy first before I can be able to update my home.

To all, please... If you have tags, awards, and messages for me, don't put it in my CBOX, put in the COMMENT section of any post I have. I'm so sorry for this one. I know, this could mean lost of visitors in my site. I can't do anything as of this time. Sigh...

Perfect Blend of Friendship Award

Awarded by hot momma Peachy. Thanks!

Sharing this to my favorite mommy blogger Tet. Kelan kaya tayo EB? LOL!