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Sunday, December 14, 2008

We got some snow!

I have been waiting for the snow to reach us since the mountains have been receiving a lot for more than a week now. Finally, last night we got some snow! I got more excited when hubby opened the door last night to let the dogs out to go potty and to my surprise snow were all over the ground. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, how I love to the snow!

Photo of the front yard with snow.

Lexi (Golden Retriever) and Bandit ( Golden Retriever-Newfoundland Mix) were checking the snow. They also got excited when they see it was snowing.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Snow in the Grand Mesa

Yesterday was my birthday and hubby took me to drive around the Grand Mesa. It was a beautiful drive. There was snow all over the mountains and it looked so pretty. I love looking at the snow and the different kinds of pine trees covered with snow. We don't have any snow in the valley yet but the Grand Mesa has started receiving a lot since last Saturday.

Sharing you some pics we took during the drive we had yesterday.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Affordable Holiday Glass Frames from Zenni Optical

Have you checked the popular online eyeglasses shop? If you haven’t better check it now since they sell a lot of fashionable and stylish eyeglasses and frames. You can get your $8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses at Check the photo below, isn’t it pretty? This is just one of the many Holiday Glass Frames from Zenni Optical which you can buy at a very affordable price. Perfect for the holiday season right?

I like cheesecake

I have been eating cheesecake almost everyday since hubby bought one layer of it which is about 12 slices. I just love cheesecake and while I was eating earlier I just remember and asked myself if it's good for me to eat cheesecake since I am pregnant. So, I started searching for answers over the internet and found out that it is ok for pregnant women to eat cheesecake since one of the main ingredients of it is just cream cheese and it is cooked. I also found out that only unpasturized soft cheese which pregnant women should avoid.

Now, I have nothing to worry. I could eat all cheesecake I want.

Travel Tips: How to Protect Yourself While Traveling Abroad

I found this article very useful and informative if you are planning to travel abroad. Following these safety travel tips will help you keep safe and make your trip a memorable one. You can check more of these travel tips at

How to Protect Yourself While Traveling Abroad?

Do the research so you’ll know the particular risks you face.

Know the local laws and abide by them.

Register your whereabouts with the U.S. Embassy if you are staying longer than two weeks or are in a particularly dangerous area.

Dress conservatively and try to blend in. If you are in an area with groups of people hostile to the United States, and there are many, avoid clothing or other items that openly label you as a U.S. citizen. You might be safer if they think you are a Canadian.

Take care when choosing your hotel and transportation providers.

If you haven’t left your valuables at home, leave them in your hotel’s safe.

Don’t draw attention to yourself, avoid wearing flashy jewelry and don’t display large amounts of cash. Carry only enough cash to make it through the day and leave the rest in the hotel’s safe.

Avoid traveling alone.

Be careful about sharing your traveling plans with strangers.

Stick to the main roads and avoid taking shortcuts down narrow alleys and/or poorly lit streets.

Always be aware of what is going on around you.

Only use taxis, tours and other transportation services with official markings. Only select transportation from official pickup points at transportation hubs.

Be very careful if you are asked to sell or part with your personal items. Many countries have restrictions on items foreigners can sell or give away and you can get into serious trouble for violating those laws.

Never accept gifts or packages from unknown parties.

Don’t accept items from locals to carry out of the country and deliver or mail to someone they know.

Approach any "special deals" with caution, especially if you have to go off the beaten path to get them.

Know the laws about exchanging money. Only use official exchange facilities since this is another area that can get you into trouble fast.

Where can I find information on issues that will effect my safety while I’m traveling? - The U.S. State Department’s Travel Warning and Consular Information web page. This site contains detailed information on foreign countries’ entry requirements, safety, crime, medical facilities, traffic and aviation safety, customs, criminal penalties, and special issue information. It also includes contact information and web links to foreign Embassies and Consulate offices. - The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s country listing section of the CIA’s World Factbook web page. This site contains extremely detailed information on foreign countries. Much of this information would be useful to the business traveler, but it also includes information that would be helpful to the tourist.

How to avoid being the victim of a pickpocket?

  • Don’t travel in narrow alleys or poorly lit streets.
  • When possible, avoid having crowds of people surrounding you.
  • Carry a dummy wallet and put your money in your front pocket.
  • Place a rubber band around your wallet, it will make it much more difficult to remove from your pocket without your knowledge.
  • Carry your purse under your arm.
  • Carry your money under your clothes.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Back to blogging

It's been quiet awhile since I wrote a post on this blog. I was just too lazy these past days maybe because I feel nauseous most of the time and I feel that if I stayed too long infront of my PC I feel more nauseous and green. Thank God, I still don't have morning sickness at 7 weeks and 4 days of my pregnancy and I hope morning sickness won't get me. Today, I'm glad I was able to overcome my laziness and finally able to blog today. Things are doing well these past days while I'm gone in the blogosphere. Thanks for all the bloggers and friends who keep visiting my site. I will be visiting you in return.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cartier Diamond

Hubby and I just got home a little bit ago after running some errands. Time flies by so fast when we went to the mall to go to the DMV to have hubby’s new truck “Toyota Tundra” registered, I already saw Christmas decors hanging on the mall’s walls and ceilings which made me thought about the Christmas season and what Christmas present should I give for hubby and I also wonder what present will hubby give me this Christmas. Hmmm, maybe a watch would be nice. I came across on a website that sells luxury watches with genuine brands like Cartier, Gucci, Movado and many more. I checked on their cartier diamond watches for women and they are so pretty and was also impressed with their prices because most of them were up to 59% off. What a great deal isn’t it? If you haven’t thought yet on what to give your loved ones for Christmas present why not consider a luxury watch. I’m sure your loved ones would be so happy and so delighted to receive something special like the kind of watch shown below. If you want to find out more about the many styles and brands of genuine and 100% authentic luxury watches visit and you will be able to find something that you will like as Christmas present at a very good deal.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Daylight Saving Time Change

Photo by Associated Press

When does Daylight Saving Time change in the US?

According to wikianswer; Daylight saving time for North America (USA, Canada) will end at 2:00 am on November 2, 2008. Clocks are set back one hour, beginning standard time (which lasts until the Spring).

So friends don't forget to set your clock one hour back before go to bed tonight.

Treadmills Guide

Hubby once thought about getting a treadmill for home use because he wants to lose weight and not only this I can also use it just to improve my physical fitness. We were looking around in the mall before but really have no idea what kind of treadmill is best to use. Now, I came across with Treadmills Guide that gives a lot of information about buying a treadmill. It also gives information about the advantages and disadvantages of the different treadmill brands and categorized according to their price range. If you are looking for an ordinary or a luxury treadmill check Treadmills Guide before buying one so you will be able to get the best treadmill that is out in the market today.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Haloween Dinner

Hubby and I had a Halloween dinner at Texas Roadhouse. There were lots of people came in and I saw some of them wore their halloween costumes. I told hubby I have never worn any halloween costumes even while in the Philippines. He asked me earlier if I want to dressed up for Halloween but I thought it's only good if you are going to a Halloween party but when I saw people from the restaurant I told hubby I should have dressed up for the Halloween too. Hubby told me I could have, we could have went to the store and bought my costume. Then he said "well next year you can wear your halloween costume you like, now you know that you can dressed up for the Halloween anywhere you go even if you don't go to a Halloween party".

Monday, October 27, 2008

Acne Complex Kit that works best

Ever since I was in high school I always get pimples on my face. I have tried a lot of facial wash for pimples and even for acnes but never found any products that totally stop my breakouts from coming back. They even gotten worst and left some scars on my face which me feels insecure and inferior sometimes. When I got here in the U.S. hubby tried to find facial wash from the stores that will work best for my face some of them works good at the beginning but then later on I start breaking out again. I guess what I need is really a good Acne Complex Kit like Murad.

Murad is an Acne Complex which offers 100% satisfaction guaranteed and a lot of their customers have testified that it really worked best on their skin problems. This Acne Complex Kit was formulated by Howard Murad, M.D. developed to address acne problem and makes the skin as healthy as possible. I think I need to find out if this is safe to use for pregnant women or maybe I should just wait to try this product after my pregnancy. On the other hand if you guys want to try Murad Acne Complex visit their website and find out more about it. For only $29.95 you get the 30 day supply of Clarifying Cleanser, Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel, Skin Perfecting Lotion plus Bonus items which include Acne Spot Treatment and Clarifying Mask. What a great deal isn’t it? So check it out now and start your way to a clear and healthy skin.

Mom's Flight Reservation

Mom is visiting her children and grand children in Florida next year in February. Hubby is helping her find the best deal on round trip flight from Montrose, Colorado - Florida - Montrose. Hubby always use travelocity because he always get a good deal on air fare. He was talking to Mom on the phone as hubby was trying find reservation online for Mom's flight. Hubby was finally able to get mom's air ticket reservation.

Lunch with hubby at Golden Corral

Hubby and I just got back from lunch at Golden Corral couple of hours ago. He got off from work early since it's his last day of work today as he will have his 3 days off starting tomorrow. Lunch was good and since Golden Corral was just near by Sam's Club I told hubby that we need to buy some laundry stuffs since we were out of Tide laundry soap, Downy fabric conditioner and Bounce. Hubby was a little exhausted since he just got off from work, I just went to Sam's Club by myself and hubby just waited for me in the car outside the store. I didn't take me long to grab the things I needed and thank God there were only few customers line up to the cashier that I was able to check out right away. We dropped by AllState Insurance to pay our auto insurance then headed our way home.

Friday, October 24, 2008

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Find out more about these cool shirts at local celebrity. Check out every week because they always have new shirts added every Monday. See other celebrities wearing those shirts and might as well get one for yourself now. It’s free shipping on orders $50.00 or more. I have already picked cool shirts that I really liked. See the photos below? Aren’t they cool and nice? I like how they fit and I think they’re perfect for me.

Cooking for Dinner

It's Friday and hubby's two younger children Jacob and Josh will be back home this afternoon to spend the entire week with us. Since they love green beans, that what I'm cooking right now. I put some slices of bacon with it, garlic, unions and seasoned with salt and pepper. I used those green beans in cans that are already cut. I am also going to fry some chicken wings in addition to the green beans. These will be our dinner for tonight.

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Holiday Travel Savings

If you want to spend the holidays with your family no matter how far away they are, you need to consider that in this day and age with the economy in such a sad state, this could be a very expensive year for holiday traveling. There are ways to save money on holiday travel, and while some of the saving might seem inconsequential, every little bit counts.

Book Early

To make sure you get the best price for holiday airfares book as early as possible. The outlook is bleak for holiday bargains this year, so if you haven't already booked your tickets for the holidays you should definitely do so now.

Be Flexible

If at all possible schedule your travel around the busiest holiday travel days. The most expensive days for example for Thanksgiving are the Wednesday before and the Sunday after, if you can schedule your flight for Tuesday and return on Monday you will be able to save. Unfortunately not everyone can be this flexible due to children, and work responsibilities. While it is not a great way to spend the actual holiday there are many cheaper fares on Thanksgiving and Christmas day.

Check Flight Status

With capacity cuts your flight plans could change a great deal from the time you book to when you actually board your flight. Make sure to check back regularly to make sure the flight didn't get overbooked or connection plans changed. Always make sure your airline has up to date contact information as they will usually contact you to let you know if there is a change in the status of your flight.

Plan Ahead

If you have a connecting flight, make sure that your schedule allows enough time between flights for baggage transfer and for you to find the next gate. If you miss a flight you can end up paying exorbitant prices to catch a later flight.

Avoid Delay Prone Airports.

While planning your flight try to avoid making a connecting flight stop at airports that are know to experience a lot of delays. For example New York airports in the winter tend to have many delayed flights due to weather. The delay can cause you to miss a connecting flight.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Travel Tips; Safety Travel to Unfamiliar Destinations

Here's some more travel tips I read in the internet. If you are traveling to a new and not familiar destination consider pay attention to these 33 safety travel tips from by Matthew Keegan at

"Traveling to unfamiliar destinations can bring to you the sort of troubles you do not want to experience while on the road namely: robbery, rape, or murder. Tourists often fall prey to perpetrators because they do not prepare properly before embarking on a trip. Let's examine some things you should do to prevent your travels from becoming a tragedy":

1. Never list your home address on the luggage tag. If on business, put the company's address on the tag; if visiting friends you can list their address. Use covered luggage tags as well.

2. Stay with your luggage until the luggage is checked. If you must put your bag down, keep one foot on the handle.

3. Carry important papers with you; NEVER check anything that you simply cannot afford to lose. Photocopy your passport, driver's license and credit cards.

4. Bring a small flashlight. You never know when you'll suddenly be "in the dark" and find yourself in unfamiliar surroundings. At night, keep your flashlight by your bed.

5. Make sure that your prescription medicines are filled properly and labeled accurately. In some countries certain prescription medicines are forbidden.

6. Never wear anything that projects affluence. No gold chains, expensive watches and rings, luggage, or other paraphernalia should be in easy view. Better yet: leave your jewelry at home.

7. If possible travel with only one or two credit cards.

8. Women particularly should never accept a drink from a stranger. Keep an eye on your drink at all times.

9. Vary your schedule; try not to come and go at the same time everyday.

10. Only stay in a hotel that uses cards to open room doors and make sure your room has a peephole and a deadbolt lock. Secure the chain and secure the door by pushing a rubber stop under it.

11. Stay in a room near a stairwell. Never take the elevator if a fire or smoke is detected. Always stay in a hotel where the doors enter the hallway and not directly from the outside.

12. Do not wear name tags in public.

13. Do not use unmarked taxi cabs.

14. Sit behind the driver so you can see him, but he cannot see you.

15. Pay the driver upon arriving at your destination and while you are still sitting in the vehicle.

16. If you must rent a car, rent only from a reputable company. Any operating problems that occur could signal sabotage.

17. Be aware of 'staged' car accidents meant to catch you off card.

18. Back into your parking spaces to facilitate a quick exit.

19. Park only in well lit and well traveled areas.

20. If your cell phone does not work outside of the country, consider renting one that does for the duration of your trip.

21. If detained for whatever reason by an official, ask for identification. If in doubt, tell them that you want to see his superior. Keep your emotions in check.

22. If traveling with children, bring along an updated photograph of each child in the event that you become separated from them.

23. Write your child's name and your hotel number on each card; include a close friend's or relative's contact information on the card. Give a card to each child which they will carry with them as long as you are away. Destroy once home.

24. Discuss with your family what they would do in event of an emergency while away from home, e.g. whom to call, how to contact emergency personnel, etc.

25. Do not discuss travel plans, your room number or any other personal information in public within earshot of strangers.

26. Bring along a basic first aid kit with bandages, iodine, mosquito repellant, sunscreen, alcohol packets, dramamine, pepto bismol, diarrhea medicine, etc.

27. Familiarize yourself with train and bus schedules before traveling. Have an alternate plan in place in the event your transportation plans change.

28. Do not flash your passport in public. Discreetly show important documents to officials only.

29. Consider purchasing portable alarms that emit a loud sound.

30. Watch for scams on the street. Children working with adults are notorious as pickpockets.

31. Never flash your money in public. Exchange funds with reputable and recognized exchangers only.

32. Have tips ready in advance for service personnel.

33. Consider renting an escort [security] service if traveling in areas where crime is high.

The key to safe traveling in any area is situational awareness. Distractions because of luggage, children, hotel personnel, strangers, etc. can put you at risk. Know your surroundings and stay in control of every situation.

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Pork Soup for Dinner

I got off from my computer and cooked pork soup and rice for dinner tonight. I know hubby would really love it. He likes every Filipino dish I cook for him. The soup and rice were all done and I'm just waiting for hubby to come home this afternoon when he gets off work at 5:00 pm.

Indoor Plants

All the planters used to be full of plants like this.

Now the rest are empty and bare

Our planter box used to be full of plants on it but the plants started dying when one of our cats “August” began going potty on it even if she had a cat litter box in the bathroom. I guessed she had discovered that it’s a good place to go potty because there’s dirt on it as she was used to be an outdoor cat. We tried to replant some in the planter box but it didn’t work because August still kept doing her bad habits until we decided to get rid of her so solve our problem. We gave her back to hubby’s younger brother who was supposed to be August’s real owner. We are thinking about putting new plants on the planters to make it look better now that August is gone.

By the way, if you are looking for nice and decorative planters to showcase your plants with your personal style planterixchange is the best place to shop. Planterixchange has all the different kinds of planters you will need, whether indoor or outdoor planters at an affordable price you can get. If you visit their website you will find their photo gallery of any types of garden planters from windox box to high end planters.

Planterixchange has a wide selection of beautiful planters, they are functional and they offer a wide variety of materials and colors to suit your décor. For more information about their products visit now.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Got surprised by google

Yes, I got surprised by google today when I saw my other blog's PR came back. I posted ten days ago that google took away the PR3 on my other blog after a week of having it. This morning when I checked my other blog I saw PR3 came back on my PR checker button. I didn't know how google give it back to me but I am thankful that it didn't take long to have that PR again. I thought it's totally gone and will take many months to gain it back. To google thanks for the surprised!

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File extensions like 3gp, bak, bin, dat, dll, dmg, doc,flv, jar are just some of the top 20 file extensions listed at File Extension Library. So if you are facing some type of problems in your computer like 3gp, PDF, doc, or whatever file extension concerns you encounter visit the file extension listings and click on one of the files and you will be given more detailed information and description about it and you can also scan for error the specific file you are having problems with. Surely File Extension Library is your only source to a healthy tech-savvy lifestyle.

NNAAP is scheduled on Nov. 15th

I already got a letter from Pearson Vue where my application for registration to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) was submitted for my CNA certification. My examination is scheduled on Nov 15th in Delta, Colorado which is approximately 45 minutes from Grand Junction. It's ging to be a 2 part test written and skills evaluation.

Thinking about the examination day makes me nervous. I hope I could pass both parts of the exam.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Travel Tips: Travel While Pregnant

Flying While Pregnant
- If you plan to take a plane trip while pregnant, discuss it with your doctor first. Barring any problems or complications, your doctor will probably let you go - except in the very early stages (when miscarriages are more likely to occur) or in the later stages (when you may be more likely to go into labor). Most airlines have regulations regarding how late into a pregnancy you may travel. Check before you fly to avoid disappointment.
It is probably not a good idea to travel anywhere that requires prior immunization. Avoiding the introduction or ingestion of foreign substances during pregnancy (including alcohol and nicotine) is the safest route to a healthy baby.

Try to book a seat with comfort in mind:
  • A seat near the bathroom will facilitate more frequent bladder emptying.
  • An aisle seat will make it easier to get up for quick walks (and trips to the washroom)
  • Bulkhead seats have the most legroom.
  • First class seats will be most comfortable - if you can afford the expenditure.
Medical Certification is Important
- Don't forget to get a medical certificate from your doctor before travelling, confirming that it is ok for you to travel at this stage.

Take a Friend Along
- If possible, do not travel alone during your pregnancy. Always keep your emergency contact number, and doctor's contact details handy so that if needed someone can find the details easily in your luggage and contact the right person at the right time.


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Sunday, October 19, 2008

I feel like sick

It's been two days that I felt my throat is sore and my nose is clogged. I felt like getting sick and hubby feels the same way too. Jacob had colds and cough when he was here with us and I guess we got it from him. Though mine and hubby is not that bad but hopefully it won't get worse.

Friday, October 17, 2008

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Busy Day

Have been busy doing laundry most of the day and did some cleaning in the house. Hubby just got back to work from his 4 days off. If hubby's at home can't do much chores in the house because hubby prefers to spend the day outside the house doing some errands, grocery, meeting with mom, eating out and just goofing off. By the time he goes back to work, I am left with so much chores to do in the house but that's ok. Hubby and I love spending time together when his off work which makes those days just end up so quickly.

It's Friday again, hubby's two younger children Jacob and Josh were back to their mother's where they could spend the week.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday Morning

Good morning everyone! How's your Tuesday morning so far? Mine is good but chilly. I got up at 6:15 am to prepare breakfast for my step children before they go to school. I cooked cheese grits and eggs and they love it even if you fed them with it everyday because it's their favorite. They don't complain, lucky me! Ha,ha,....

Hubby is still asleep, he needs to sleep in because it's his days off and it's only days he could get more sleep. He usually wakes up at 3:50 a.m. when he has work although I wake up with him during those days I can go back to sleep when he leaves the house for work.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Costumes for the Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, I don’t know what will be our plans for Halloween but I’m hoping that hubby will have his days off so we could take the children for “trick or treating” in the neighborhood. It would be nice to have the children wear Halloween costumes. Hmmm, I would like to try wearing Halloween Costumes too because I have never tried it ever since. I think it’s going to be fun, if I have the chance of wearing Halloween costume I would get the superhero costumes and I would choose Wonder Woman’s costume, why? Because she’s my favorite superhero or superheroine since I was young and I like her outfit like the photo above which I got from

Do you know that not only sells Halloween Costumes but also costumes on different occasions such as Christmas and other holidays? Yes, they have them all available. Any costumes you need like Disney costumes, sexy costumes, pirate costumes and other movie costumes you can think of even Harry Potter and Spiderman Costumes.They provide a wide variety of costumes for children, teens, adults and even plus size. If you need additional props and other accessories like wigs, hats and masks they have them too. So check it out guys, visit and start ordering your favorite halloween costumes and avail of their free shipping promo for orders over $60.00.

Shots from my new digital camera

Hubby took some pics of me and my two brats using my new digital camera. The cat's name is Tiger, she's a tabby, she looked so serious in this pics but she's a very goffy cat. The dog's name is Bandit, He is a mix golden retreiver and new foundland. He is a very smart dog.

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Toaster Ovens Guide

Today there’s a lot of brand of bread toasters in the market and it's hard to decide which one is the best to use. If you are planning to buy a new one I would recommend you to visit Toaster Ovens Guide an online site which offers a lot of information and guide when buying a new toaster or toaster oven. The site provides reviews of different models and general information you need to give you a comprehensive idea on what toaster is the best to use. Visit and find out more about it.

My New Kodak Easyshare Z1012 IS

Hubby and I went to Sam's Club today to buy some stuffs we need for the house and look for some stuffs to add into our food storage. Then I told hubby if we could take a look at some of the digital cameras being displayed in the store. Hubby look each brand and tried to compare each of their specs. Then decided to get one since our digital camera doesn't work anymore. We got the Kodak Easyshare Z1012 IS which has 10.1 MP and 12x Optical Zoom Lens. Although it's not the sleak and slim type but it has great features on it and the salesclerk that this kind of camera is the best buy according to the consumer report which she just read.

Hubby told me that he was going to get a digital camera as a present for my birthday in December but since we got a good deal at Sam's Club so he bought it anyway. I told him "Thank you honey" now I have a new digital camera that I could use anytime I want to take pics. Below is a photo of Kodak Easyshare Z1012 IS and it's specifications.

Powerful zoom, precision optics, crisp, clear shots
12X zoom

*The all glass 12X SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Optical Zoom Lens (33–396 mm) zooms in fast to deliver extraordinary creative performance

*Fast f/2.8–f/4.8
Optical image stabilization

*Capture sharp, steady shots when shooting at long zoom ranges
*Optical image stabilization automatically minimizes camera shake to deliver sharper pictures
Amazing quality prints with 10.1 MP

*10.1 MP means you can make stunning prints up to 30 × 40 in. (76 × 102 cm)

*However you choose to print—at home, at retail, or online—trust KODAK for picture quality that’s truly exceptional and for memories that will last
Best-in-class* click-to-capture speed

*0.23-second click-to-capture speed means you can capture that challenging action shot without delay

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Area Code Finder

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Autumn Chill

It's getting colder and colder everyday since the Autumn season has started. It's freezing cold to me even if it's not winter yet. The temperature outside is 39 F according but it's 61.4 F in the house and it's freezing tundra to me. Hubby, Nichole and Jacob went to the park and do metal detecting. I told hubby I can't go with them because it's too cold for me I'm gonna die of hypothermia, ha,ha just kidding.

Home Lighting Products

If you are looking for lighting products for your home visit Farrey’s online store at where you can find wide selections of high quality home lighting accessories such as chandeliers for your living room, bathroom fixtures, kitchen light fixtures and other light fixtures needs.

Farreys has been serving the public since 1924 and has been committed to provide total customer satisfaction in all they do. For your bathroom fixtures needs just take a look at the wide range of styles and prices from top manufacturers in their online bath products and other bathroom hardware accessories store.

Planning to beautify your kitchen? Farrey’s not only sell kitchen light fixtures but also carries a large of assortment products for the kitchen such as sinks, faucets, cabinet hardware, water purifiers, chillers and instant hots.

So, Farrey’s does not only carry all the lighting products but also other products and accessories for your home. It’s a one stop shop store online.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Have a great weekend!

It's another weekend and it's a beautiful day today, the sun shining brightly. It's not that warm even if the sun is out because it's windy and the air is a little bit chilly. I could feel the autum breeze, the leaves on the trees in our backyard are starting to turn yellow.

Hope you have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Create Your Own Family Tree

Tracing your family roots can be very interesting. You will learn to get to know who your progenitors are and find out where your family really originated. My family had traced some of my ancestors on my mother and father’s side back to three generations and I am really interested to continue searching our family tree down to many generations. If you have not done so you can start doing your free family tree through it’s an online family tree maker with a state of the art genealogy archive that will help you find the necessary information to start creating your very own family tree. Visit the website and find out how to start your own family tree.

Old Coins

We did another metal detecting this afternoon after hubby got home from work. We just did it in our front yard and still we are finding old coins like dimes, nickels and some quarter coins dated 1966, 1979 and one was 1991. Other coins were too old and corroded that they can't be read. Hubby is excited to go out metal detecting in the park or other places on his days off from work next week.

Motorcycle Safety Products

Motorcycle is one of hubby’s passionate about. In fact he had one but he sold it couple of years ago. He loved his bike so much but he had to sell it because he was very anxious and was very excited to visit me in the Philippines after we met online for a month. It was kind of like a great sacrifice to give up one of the things he loved for the sake of his love for me, how sweet!

I told hubby when I get a stable job I would buy him a new motorbike and he was so happy when he heard me say it. On the other hand, I am always hesitant about him riding a bike again because of motorbike accidents I hear every now and then. Well, I guess he will be fine because he is always been a good driver and he always wear motorcycle safety gears every time he rides his bike. If ever I buy him a new motorcycle I would also get him all the necessary accessories or safety gears that he needed to keep him safe and protected. It won’t be difficult to find all the motorcycle safety gears because at Biker Hiway they all have the accessories for sell when it comes to motorcycle safety products such as motorcycle helmets in different styles, brands and all approved or certified by DOT. They also have a wide selection of motorcycle jackets and motorcycle boots. Biker Hiway is a one stop shop online when it comes to motorcycle safety products. They provide the best products and services to customers at the lowest prices possible. So, bikers out there visit and check their products and avail of their free shipping on orders over $150.00

Is it gone?

This was the question I asked myself when my other blog's PR3 became "No Page Rank Information Available". I just noticed it a minute ago and I thought something was wrong with my PR Checker coz sometimes I saw PR3 on my other blog and sometimes it's gone. Now, I finally convince myself that it was gone. I don't know what happened why google took it away, that was a very short time enjoying my PR3. Well, at least I had a taste of it. Ha,ha, I should say better luck next time.

I hope this blog's PR3 would remain as it is.

Death Certificate Search

If you are looking for an easy and quick access for death records online visit Death Certificate Search provides online information on death certificates to anyone, anywhere in the United States. There database includes full federal death certificate records in 50 states so whichever state you need death certificate they can give the information you want.

Getting death certificates for deceased love ones or for anyone is just a click away. So check it out now!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Busy Day

It's been a very busy day for me today. I have been doing laundry all day while doing my blog at the same time. When it's busy day like this time flies by so fast and the day just gone by so quickly. It also make the day less boring especially being alone in the house all day.

New Collapsible Baby Activity Center

Mommies out there, check this out! The newest essential gear for active babies is now available in the market. PopATot is a new portable activity center for babies recommended for 6 to 18 months old babies. Growing babies become more active especially when they start learning to walk and mommies get to be more protective keeping an eye of their active babies to be safe at all times. Now with PopATot mommies will be more secured that their active little ones will be safe playing while they attend to their daily chores or even when going to the beach, camping or traveling since PopATot can be carried everywhere you go with ease and comfort since it can be folded up and stored away in it’s easy carry case.

Here’s more to check out mommies, you can get PopATot for free by becoming a PopATot tester. What a great way to be one among the first mommies to try and use this product for their babies. Just visit the PopATot homepage and learn more about this new portable activity baby center and completely fill up the PopATot review application form online and follow all their requirements to be able to get the PopATot for free.

Travel Tips: Avoiding Baggage Problems

Traveling by air soon? Check this tips from Air Consumer Division to avoid baggage problems.


  • Avoid putting the following in checked baggage
  • Valuables (cash, jewelry). Don't rely on suitcase locks; they are easily defeated.
  • Critical items (medicine, keys, passport, tour vouchers, business papers).
  • Irreplaceable items (manuscript, heirlooms).
  • Fragile items (camera, eyeglasses, glass containers). If these must be checked, wrap them carefully in padding.
  • Perishables.
Carry the above items either:
  • on your person, or
  • in a small bag that you carry on board.
Even if a bag is not lost, it may be delayed for a day or two. It is wise to put items that you will need during the first 24 hours in a carry-on bag (toiletries, one change of underwear).

Don't overpack checked bags. This puts pressure on the latches, making it easier for them to spring open.

Your checked bags may need to be opened for a security inspection out of your presence. If you wish to lock your bags, see for information on locks that security personnel can open and then re-lock. If you use an unapproved lock and your bag is selected for inspection, the security staff will break the lock if necessary.

Put a tag on the outside of your baggage with your name, home address, and home and work phone numbers. The airlines provide free stick-on tags. Most carriers also have "privacy tags" which conceal this information from passersby.

Put the same information inside each bag, and add an address and telephone number where you can be reached at your destination city.

Carry-on baggage advice:

  • Check with the airline for any limits it has on the size, weight, or number of carry-on bags. (There is no single federal standard.)
  • Inquire about your flight; different airplanes can have different limits.
  • If you are using more than one airline for a trip, check on all of them.
  • A heavy bag which fits in an overhead bin may still cause the bin to exceed its weight limit.
  • Don't assume that the flight has unlimited closet space for garment bags; some may have to be checked.
  • Don't pack anything in a carry-on bag that could be considered a weapon (e.g., scissors, knife).

Don't check in at the last minute. Even if you make the flight, your bag may not.

Make sure that you get a claim check for every bag that you check. Don't throw them away until your bags are returned. Not only will you need them if a claim is necessary, but you may need to show them to security upon leaving the baggage-claim area. Don't leave them in the seat-pocket on the airplane.

Verify that the agent checking your bags attaches a destination tag to each one. (Remove tags from previous trips to avoid confusion.) Check to see that these tags show the correct three-letter code for your destination airport.

Know where your bags are checked to. They may be checked only to one of your intermediate stops rather than your final destination if:
  • you must clear Customs short of your final destination, or
  • you are taking a connecting flight involving two airlines which don't have an interline agreement (e.g., Southwest Airlines does not transfer bags to other carriers).
If you have a choice, select flights which minimize the potential for baggage disruption. The likelihood of a bag going astray increases as the following numbers get higher:
  1. nonstop flights
  2. through flights (one or more stops, but no change of aircraft)
  3. online connections (change of aircraft but not airlines)
  4. interline connections (change of aircraft and airlines)
Buy "excess valuation" from the airline if your property is worth more than the airline's liability limit. This limit is usually $3,000 per passenger for domestic flights ($2,800 for flights before February 28, 2007), or 1,000 "Special Drawing Rights" per passenger on most international trips originating in the U.S. See for the value of the SDR.

Your chances of recovery can be improved depending on where and how you bought your airline ticket. Some credit card companies and travel agencies offer optional baggage insurance; some others provide it automatically.

Claiming Your Bags

If your bag arrives open, unlocked or visibly damaged, check immediately to see if any of the contents are missing or damaged.

Report any problems to your airline before leaving the airport. Insist that the airline fill out a form and give you a copy, even if they say the bag will be in on the next flight. Get the agent's name and an appropriate telephone number for following up (not Reservations).

It's not unusual for the airline to take your claim checks when you report the problem; simply make sure this is noted on all copies of the report.

Before leaving the airport, ask the airline if they will deliver the bag without charge when it is found. Also ask about an advance or reimbursement for any items you must buy while your bag is missing.

Open your suitcase immediately when you get to where you are staying. Report any damage to contents or pilferage immediately by telephone. Make a note of the date and time of the call, and the name and telephone number of the person you spoke with. Follow up immediately with a certified letter.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

TSA Ready for 'Checkpoint Friendly' Laptop Bags

I just read this press released by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regarding "Checkpoint Friendly" Laptop Bags. Though it was dated August 5, 2008 but it's still worth sharing especially to those who plan to travel by air bringing their laptops with them.


Press Release

Aug. 5, 2008

TSA Public Affairs
(571) 227-2829

WASHINGTON – To help streamline the security process and better protect laptops, starting August 16 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will allow passengers to leave their laptop computers in bags that meet new "checkpoint friendly" standards.

This public-private collaboration took just five months to go from concept to reality. TSA reached out to manufacturers in March to design bags that will produce a clear and unobstructed image of the laptop when undergoing X-ray screening. Designs meeting this objective will enable TSA to allow laptops to remain in bags for screening. More than 60 manufacturers responded and 40 submitted prototypes for testing.

"This is a solid example of government collaborating with the private sector to conceptualize and produce a product that really works to improve and advance the security process," said TSA Administrator Kip Hawley. "We put the challenge out there and bag manufacturers overwhelming responded with innovative products that provide a win-win for travelers and TSA."

For a bag to be considered checkpoint friendly it should meet the following standards:

  • A designated laptop-only section
  • The laptop-only section completely unfolds to lie flat on the X-ray belt
  • No metal snaps, zippers or buckles inside, underneath or on top of the laptop-only section
  • No pockets on the inside or outside of the laptop-only section
  • Nothing packed in the laptop-only section other than the computer itself.

TSA expects the majority of new bags meeting checkpoint friendly standards to be available for purchase in mid-August. There are a small percentage of bags currently on the market that meet the new standards, include sleeve-like carrying cases without pockets or zippers. These bag types have been tested and can produce a clear, unobstructed image as long as nothing else is in the case.

TSA is not approving or endorsing any bag design or manufacturer and will only allow laptops to stay in bags through screening if they provide a clear and unobstructed X-ray image of the laptop.

To help streamline the security process and better protect laptops, TSA recently encouraged manufacturers to design bags that will produce a clear and unobstructed image of the laptop when undergoing X-ray screening. A design that meets this objective will enable TSA to allow laptops to remain in bags for screening.

Photo of bag designs that provide clear X-ray images
Photo of a red circle with a horizontal slash
Photo of bag designs that do not provide clear X-ray images


Friday, October 3, 2008

Planning to Own a Business?

Hubby have always thought about starting a new business. His very dream is to start his own echo lab since he is an echocardiographer/sonographer specializing in the ultrasound of the heart but it seems that his dream is still far from reality because financially we couldn’t afford it yet to put up the business. There are still a lot of things to learn about how to start an echo lab business. Putting up a new business is a risky one specially when you are new in the business. That’s why I think the most effective way of starting your own business is to purchase a franchise and it is the most popular method of achieving this goal. There is a lot of franchising companies in the market today who want to become business partners with people planning to own business and there’s a lot of web based companies which offer information and services about franchising and one of these is will help match people who want to own a business with the right franchise. They provide free consultation service from their consultants who are trained to inform and educate and work throughout the entire franchise purchase process. They have a wide selection of industries that you can choose from that you are interested to purchase a franchise. If you are interested in blinds and windows business check out their information on blinds franchise and you will learn more about this kind of franchise and if you are looking for an automotive repair business they also have several selections of automotive repair franchises. Any type of business that you can think about has a lot to offer from beauty franchise, to cleaning and maintenance, and even to Moving Franchise. If you are interested to find out more about franchising visit the website now.

Unknown Caller

My celphone rang earlier and I checked who was calling and didn't recognize the phone number which appeared on my phone screen since it was not listed on my phonebook. Most of time time if I received unknown callers I don't answer the call. I still wonder who called and so I checked and did a reverse phone lookup using the website that I just posted previously and here's what I have found out; I deleted some of the letters in the surname and home address number for the purpose of privacy on the identity of the person. Anyways, I never knew the caller and I was wondering if this person is one of those prank callers, or maybe telemarketers.

State: New Jersey
County: Middlesex
City: South Amboy
Line Type: Landline
Phone Carrier: Verizon New Jersey, Inc. Nj

Name: Greg I_ _ _ _ _ _
Address: 1 _ 0 _ Pebble Pl
City: Parlin, NJ

Phone Info Tracer

One of the best ways to trace a phone number is to avail the reverse phone lookup service offered by Phone Info Tracer can help you find out the unknown callers that you missed even if it’s unlisted phone number or cell phone number. It can also be used to trace prank callers or telemarketers. If you have received a call from an unknown caller and want to do a quick reverse phone lookup just visit the site and run a reverse phone search. I tried a reverse phone search with our home phone number and I was surprised that it gave the detailed information about the owner’s name, location and the phone carrier. How interesting isn’t it?

So, if you want to find out who you unknown callers were, visit

ID Requirements for Airport Checkpoints

Effective June 21, 2008, adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID that contains the following: name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight.

Passengers who do not or cannot present an acceptable ID will have to provide information to the Transportation Security Officer performing Travel Document Checking duties in order to verify their identity. Passengers who are cleared through this process may be subject to additional screening. Passengers whose identity cannot be verified by TSA may not be allowed to go through the checkpoint or onto an airplane.

Acceptable ID's Include:

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS "Trusted Traveler" cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. Military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents)
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Border Crossing Card
  • DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
  • Drivers Licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) that meets REAL ID benchmarks (All states are currently in compliance)
  • A Native American Tribal Photo ID
  • An airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
  • A foreign government-issued passport
  • Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Courtesy of

Sunday, September 28, 2008

On Selling and Buying Property

Hubby and I love to visit other places and sometimes even thought about moving to another State. I would love to move from one place to another, I find it more exciting and fun to be in a new environment as long as hubby and I are together. We once thought of selling our property but we are in doubt if we could get a good price for our property since the real estate is down right now. Hubby called one of the realtors to look at our place and see how much the property’s appraisal would be. After a couple of days we found out that our property’s appraisal was much lower than what we owe from the mortgage company. So, we decided not to sell this place and just try to keep this property for awhile. The best reason why we wanted to get rid of this property is because our monthly mortgage is too much for us. Well, I guess it’s not the best time to sell properties right now since real estate is down at this moment. But, on the other hand it is probably a good timing to buy properties because prices are cheaper and a lot of real estate companies are giving good deal for buyers.

Hubby and I are still hoping that by next year we could sell this property. Maybe we just need to find a good realtor who will help us and who is good enough to give us the best appraisal for this place even if the price could just break even so we could just get rid of this place and find a cheaper one and be able to save money. Hubby would love to get a property near the ocean coz he loved swimming in the beach since he grew up in a place where the beach was just a mile away from his parents.

Speaking of properties near the ocean, Bruce Germinsky, Realtor is an online Real Estate company that features Jersey Shore Real Estate. If you are planning to buy properties near the ocean or beaches why not check this site and see their property listings such as waterfront homes, luxury condos, townhomes, commercial and retail properties and many more. I visited the website and loved to see those properties on their list. Wish hubby and I could move into one of those places.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's Getting Colder

Yes, it's getting colder here in Colorado. The night is getting longer, it gets dark here around 8:00 pm which used to be 9:00 in the evening during summer which only tells us that Autumn is coming very soon and it won't be long when the nights will be longer than the rest of the months. I could feel the cold breeze outside. It's getting chilly out here, hubby always tease me that winter is coming coz he knows that I don't like the cold season. Well, I like the snow but not the cold. Ha,ha,...

Couple of days to go and Autumn will officially starts. I search the internet to find out when Autumn officially begins and I found out from wikipedia that in Northern Hemisphere autumn starts (22–23 September) according to Autumnal Equinox and ends in December 21 for which the Winter season starts.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Talk Reviews

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Travel Tips: Family trip

Planning to take your family on a trip? The organizational expert Louise Kurzeka provides ideas for getting family members ready for a trip.

  • Take photos of luggage before the trip to help with identification in the event of a baggage mishandling. Also count the luggage at each stop.
  • If there will be several stops during a trip, pack a couple of suitcases with a couple of changes of clothes for the entire family. This is more efficient than packing each family member's clothes in a dedicated suitcase, as it cuts down on the amount of luggage that has to be carried into hotel rooms during each stop.
  • Put luggage in the trunk or otherwise out of sight if it is to be left in the car overnight.
  • Pack blow dryers, first-aid kits and other health and personal-care items in a separate suitcase so that they are easily accessible.
  • Here's a few common items can be a great help while traveling: A simple bandana can double as a head cover or a bench cover in public parks.
  • A lightweight rain poncho can provide protection for yourself and luggage in the event of a sudden downpours. In addition, it can also serve as a drop cloth for an outdoor travel picnic. Dental floss doubles as strong string or thread when needed.
  • Instead of packing along hardcover books for travel reading, choose magazines or paperbacks that have been purchased at half-price bookstores. The materials can be left behind if desired.
  • Make sure at least one adult has some healthy, neat snacks packed in their carry-on luggage. Juice boxes, dried fruits and trail mix can all be used to satisfy the unpredictable appetites of children with a minimum of messy hands and faces.
  • Essential items to pack for air travelers include moisturizer, saline nasal spray and eyedrops. All counteract the effects of high-altitude dryness. Also remember to drink plenty of water.
  • If traveling overseas, always take single rolls of toilet tissue and hand sanitizer. Remove the center cardboard tube of the toilet tissue roll to conserve space.

Website for Senior Women

When hubby and I got married I was so concerned of his mom leaving his house and start living by herself in her own home. But thank God, she found someone and got married just in time before hubby and I got married. I never thought she would get married again at her senior years but it did happen and she is happy and enjoying her marriage with her husband who is almost as close her age. I just want share this story about my mom-in-law because I know there are some senior women who are single who still want to find their partners in life. My mom-in-laws love story is one of a kind. But if you are one of those Senior Women who wants to meet interesting senior men for friends or relationships there is a community website designed just for you. It’s called it’s an online dating and personals community where you can meet and mingle with senior men and women around the globe. It is the no. 1 seniors community on the net and it’s free to join.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Travel Tips: Keeping your valuables safe in a hotel

Hotels, especially of the four and five star category are normally extremely safe; providing you with a safe in the room and at the reception area, security guards hiding around the place, and cameras that can be as much your friend as your enemy . However still things do occasionally disappear, sometimes without the owner ever knowing that they have gone.

So here are a few tips to avoid your valued possessions from taking a walk:

If the hotel has an in room safe use it and keep all your valuables in there.
However, if the safe is electronic, wipe the touch keys down before operating it with a damp cloth, and then dry it before entering your secret code. Try to do this every time you use the safe.

Also after you have keyed in your code and closed the door firmly locked on the safe. Press all the other keys /numbers that do not make up your code, and press them firmly. Doing this may set off a small alarm from the safe but it stops quickly and no one will pay any attention (!!).
The reason to do this is because certain hotels have caught their own hotel staff placing, a light oil residue or powder on to the touch keys that shows them when using a certain light what numbers were pressed. They were managing to open the safe, and one very clever thief was taking only 1 or 2 US$ from each room. Would you have noticed ? It is not a lot but in a 400 or 500 room hotel the guy was doing quite well for himself.

Never leave valuables in soft/material bags with pockets even if they are padlocked like Alcatrass. This avoids any potential of somebody simply splitting a seam to a pocket with a knife and removing select contents.
This should also apply to luggage that you check into the airplane.

Never get drunk and invite a stranger to your room. This seems funny, indeed, but better safe than sorry.


Friday, September 12, 2008

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Common Travel Troubles

Taking a Long Trip? Be aware of these common travel troubles and learn how to find solutions to have more enjoyable trip.

Three of the most common health problems that you may experience when traveling are jet lag, altitude sickness, and diarrhea. When you fly across time zones, the differing amounts of light can change your internal body clock, resulting in a condition known as jet lag. Jet lag may cause some symptoms that are bummers on a fun trip, including upset stomach, insomnia, and tiredness.

There are some things you can do to combat jet lag; for example, if you're traveling from west to east, you should stay out of the sun until the day after your arrival. If you're flying from east to west, go for a brisk walk as soon as possible after you arrive.

Altitude sickness is caused by dry air, a decrease in oxygen, and low barometric pressure when you travel to a higher altitude than you're used to. As a result, you may have problems, such as headaches, dehydration, and shortness of breath. Some people are affected at 5,000 feet (1,524 meters), but others aren't affected until they reach altitudes of 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) or more. Find out what altitude you're traveling to before you go to see if altitude sickness could be a problem.

The best prevention for altitude sickness is to gradually increase your altitude every day to get used to it. If that isn't possible, a drug known as acetazolamide can help relieve and even prevent symptoms of altitude sickness. If you think that you might get altitude sickness, talk with your doctor before you leave home.

The topic of diarrhea may seem gross, but it can be a serious problem. Traveler's diarrhea, known as turista, often occurs when a foreign type of bacteria enters your digestive tract, usually when you eat contaminated food or water. The best way to prevent turista is to be very careful of the food you eat and the water you drink on the road.

Asian Chat City

Would you like to mingle with Asians across the globe? Asian Chat City is your portal to chat with Asians everywhere. Sign up to get a free access to get connected with Asians, create your own profile and be able to chat with asian chat city members. It’s all 100% free and you can enjoy video chat without anything to download.

Friend's Emergency Trip to Philippines

When I checked The World of Filipinas yesterday I came across with my friend's post in the forum about her emergency trip to the Philippines because her father has just passed away. When I read her post I felt sad because I know it is hard to be so far away and one can't just jump into the plane to go back to the Philippines. She was looking for a cheap round trip ticket to be able to see her father for the last time. I left an offline message in her YM and expressed my condolences and found out from her that she already booked a ticket for her flight back home.

Last night I began to think about my parents and hope that God will continue to bless them with good health and longer lives so I could still see them when I get back to the Philippines for vacation which I still don't know when.

To my friend Chy, have a safe trip and God bless you with the strength and comfort that you need in this time of your great loss.

Complete Public Records Search

Public records such as marriages, divorces, births, deaths and etc, can now be accessed online through Complete Public Records. All you need to do is enter the person’s name and do public records search by state, county or city and you will be able to access the information you wanted to know about the certain person.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Travel Tips

Planning for a vacation or even for just a short trip? here are some travel tips to make it more convenient and comfortable.

Make a list. From clothes to toiletries, list everything you'll need for your trip. Then lay it all out on the bed, and check off items so you don't forget anything. It's also great in case your luggage is lost or stolen, because you'll have a record of everything you've packed.

Pick one color scheme. All your clothes should play nice together. Choose either black or brown, and then add accessories like fun costume jewelry, colored scarves and belts to brighten up your outfits.

Always pack sexy heels and a light sweater for layering. Heels can dress up any outfit, and you may need the sweater for those cooler nights.

Avoid wrinkles. Softly fold your clothes and pack them separately in travel envelopes or "pack-it" folders (try You get more wrinkles when you place harder fabrics with softer fabrics, so pack jeans with jeans and cotton tees with cotton tees. You can also use a Downy product called Wrinkle Releaser. Just hang up your garment, spray it, and in five minutes, the wrinkles are gone.

Store jewelry separately. Wrap each piece in a napkin or tissue paper before placing them in a big Ziploc bag. Feeding chains through straws and taping them at both ends will keep them from getting tangled.

Use your footwear. Wrap small breakables, like perfume or makeup bottles, in socks and pack them inside a sneaker or shoe.

Carry a small travel care kit on long flights. It should contain lotion for your hands, face cream, aspirin, lip balm, an eye mask and earplugs.

Use your carry-on case. Prop up your feet, and create your own "La-Z-Boy" reclining chair on the plane or train.

Always bring a snack. A freshly made sandwich from your local deli will help you can avoid fast-food traps.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Car Hire Direct

Travelling and need a car for your transportation around the place of your destination? Not a problem anymore, Car Hire Direct one of the leading UK's independent car hire agencies, serving more than 5,000 locations in over 50 countries. If your planning for a trip to Southwestern Europe you can find a cheap portugal car hire at very affordable rates. So for all your car rental needs that gives you world class service check Car Hire Direct.

Most-On-Time Airports

International Flights can be so tidious and tiring especially when your flights get delayed and won't arrive on the expected time. If you are planning to travel internationally you might as well check these 10 Most-On-Time Airports that I just read from

1. Haneda, Tokyo (HND) 90%
2. Narita International, Tokyo (NRT): 84.2%
3. Taiwan Taoyuan International, Taipei (TPE): 80.3%
4. Kingsford Smith International, Sydney (SYD): 80.1%
5. Hong Kong International (HKG): 79.7%
6. Soekarno-Hatta International, Jakarta (CGK): 79.3%
7. Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok (BKK): 79.3%
8. Orlando International (MCO): 78.8%
9. Franz Josef Strauss Airport, Munich (MUC): 77.8%
10. George Bush Intercontinental, Houston (IAH): 77%

Monday, September 1, 2008

Mobile Phone Reverse Lookup

Have you been receiving prank calls from other people whom you don’t even know? Well, here’s a good way to find out who’s phone numbers they belong. is a website that will help you do Mobile Phone Reverse Lookup which means that you can find out who and where those prank callers are coming from. It is the best way to track down those callers that you don’t know and be aware of them. I have tried the website and check for those phone numbers that had called my celphone before and found out where they come from. However if you want to get access to the callers full name and address, there is a particular pay for it but is very minimal and very affordable and the service you can get is not just the full name and full address associated with the phone numbers but also Cell Phone or Phone Carrier information, Date of Birth, Phone Numbers, and Dates of Issuance.

U.S. Labor Day

First Monday of September is US Labor Day and today is a holiday. I know everybody loves holidays ha,ha, because it means no work and no school but hubby chose to work today because he gets double pay. I was searching online wanted to know how the observation of Labor Day started and here's what I found out from

"Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The holiday originated in 1882 as the Central Labor Union (of New York City) sought to create "a day off for the working citizens".

Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894.All fifty states have made Labor Day a state holiday.

Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.

Labor Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United States since the 1880s. The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday—a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement."

Hope everyone have a fun holiday today. Just stay safe.

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