Meet Up at the Geek Up

My Saturday was complete after attending the Davao Bloggers Geek Up at the Yellow Hauz. It was my first time to attend and I had so much fun especially after meeting in person  Ma'am Vernz and Mommy Kat;  fellow mommy  bloggers I met online.  Mr. Dan Delima, a Google Engineer who are  based in Japan discussed about HTML 5 and Google Mapping. The topics are  new and kinda technical but somewhat interesting. Another Blogger in the person of Ms. Dulce Lada  discussed about Premium Themes for WordPress.

Mr. Dan Delima discussing about Google Map
Crislyn, Mommy Kat, Myself and Ma'am Vernz ( Photo Stolen from M' Vernz)

Mommy Kat, Ma'am Vernz and Myself
Davao Bloggers   ( Photo Stolen from M' Vernz and Andrew dela Serna)
After the talk, we were served with Yellow Hauz's delectable and cheesy pizza with our choice of drinks. I learned a lot from the talk and also some blogging tips from  fellow bloggers who willingly shared their earning secrets in blogging. 

Thank you very much for organizing events like this and looking forward for more of this in the future.


My Sister, My Best Friend

Today my sister Allyn is celebrating her 31st birthday. Wow! more than 30 years of a blessed life.  I am very happy for you sis. I am just so blessed to have you as my sister and my best friend. As you celebrate your birthday today, let me honor you through this blog. We have been  strong together through tough  and hard times and of course we  laugh and have fun together in happy times. 

Davao City Vacation - Sept. 2011

With her son Yoshi

during our 2010 new year celebration

My Maid of Honor - Oct. 2008
I couldn't write down everything here but I want you to know that I thank the Lord every time I think of you. Your life is  such a blessing  and I couldn't thank you enough for all the favors you have done for me. You are a beautiful person inside and out and I am so proud of you.

We may be living  away from each other but in our hearts we know that we can always rely on each other no matter what. I thank you sis for always being there for me and for our  family. I pray that the Lord will continue to shower you good health and more wealth. Happy happy birthday and May the Lord God bless you, Yoshi and Cy. I so love you sistah!


Baby Camilla's Giveaway

Baby Camilla of Diaper Days be turning six months old this Saturday. To celebrate, her mamma  will   be giving away $10 to one lucky winner which will be sent via Paypal.

Steps for joining are very easy. The contest will end on Tuesday and the winner will be chosen via random.org. Please check out  Diaper Days  for the mechanics and be $10 richer. Let's join and  celebrate with Baby Camilla!


The Versatile Blogger Award

I would like to thank Krizza of Life's Tips and Tricks and Home Sweet Home for this recognition. As a rule, recipient of The Versatile Blogger Award should link back to the one who gave it to her and pass it along to the bloggers who also deserve to have this award.

My Versatile Blogger Awardees are :

Shydub of  Simply Happy Life

Mona of  Simple Happiness

Ronadelle of  Women's Choice

Anney of  Blog Ni Ako

You  guys deserve a space in my blogroll forever and hope you can add my link too:) . Thank you very much for the opportunity to know you through your blogs. Keep on Blogging!


Got A Liebster Award

I have been planning to take some time off from the online world but I just can't. I am still suffering from infection caused by my recent visit to a manicurist. I actually went to see a doctor yesterday to have it checked because it has gotten worst. 

Anyway, one reason that's keeping me from being online aside from missing my blogging buddies is this Liebster Blog  Award from my dear KM, the gorgeous girl behind More Than Sexy.

Liebster is a German word which means favourite or beloved. And here's the rule of this award, you should link back to the one who awarded it to you and pass it along to five other bloggers who have less than 200 followers. And here are my five Liebster Blog Awardees :

Chin Chin of  Stay at Home Blessings

Krizza of  Home Sweet Home

Alison of  Raising A Storm

WeiWei of  Soew Wei Day Break

There go you! I hope that in one way or another this blog award will keep us connected in the virtual world and also in the real world if given the chance. Thank you dearie KM for gracing me this award. Keep on Blogging!


Thank You!

I would like to thank my loyal blogging friends for always visiting here and taking  time to read and give comments on my posts. My Top 10  Commentators for the Month of August are:

  1. Reese - My Random Thoughts
  2. Fallenrhainnes - Take the Lead,  Take your Journey
  3. Gigi - Gigi'Talks
  4. Raine - My Happy Beginnings
  5. Mommy Kat - Mom's Place
  6. Crib - My Thoughts for the Day
  7. Umi - Umidishes
  8. Fallenrainnes - A Little of the Extraordinary
  9. Krizza - Home Sweet Home
  10. Sakaya - ( sorry, couldn't find the link too)

Thank you again for keeping me inspired. God bless all of you and keep on blogging!


Pampering Hurts

I have been offline for a few days after getting my pedicure last Sunday. I am actually not a fashion nor a beauty  geek but I see to it that I'll get the necessary pampering every once in a while. You know, women... It has been quite sometime since my last visit to a salon. I used to frequent the nearest one when I was still working but it changes when I was out of job  and forced to stay home when I got pregnant.

this isn't mine... this belongs to the customer before me

Since pregnancy, my salon visits were only limited to nail cares and haircuts but most of the time nail cleaning is done by a manicurist living in the neighborhood. I have a free time last Sunday afternoon so I decided to get a pedicure. I finished late because I was the last customer for the day. This lady manicurist have been taking care of  my nails for  the last   two years  and I am also  comfortable with the way she does my nails. I can somehow say  that her work is most of the time very satisfactory.

I thought the pedicure was just fine but later that night, I can feel that my left index toe is hurting and when I checked, I can see that  it started to moist. As practiced, I immediately put a little powdered alum (tawas) but it did not get better unlike before. The next morning, it got worst and I can almost feel the  pain in my whole left feet. I tried boiling guava leaves and soaked my feet but still, it  doesn't get any better. I think the pus started to develop and the pain is already progressing to the point that I am having difficulty lifting my left leg and couldn't even manage to walk.  I decided to take a pain reliever.

and here's mine... soaked in lukewarm water with alum

The next day, I called the manicurist  informing her what happened  and I was  told  to go to their house. My  left index toe  was already swollen by then. It was pricked to let the pus out and then  soaked  in lukewarm water  with tawas powder for a few minutes. When the pus have surface, the nail polish was removed and then she started to remove the remaining ingrown and  nail that  caused the swelling and put some  medicine (tetracycline) on the affected part. I'm almost into tears when she did it. It's so painful, super painful.

I then requested her to change the color of my nail polish as a consolation and of course it was free of charge. So far, this is the worst thing that I have experience when it comes to beauty and pampering. That is why I can say that pampering hurts at times. If I only knew that I would be hurt like this, I would have never ever introduced myself to this  from the very beginning. 

And now, I think it is too late to back off because if I do,  I would only be exposing myself to more of this in the future. Arrggghh...I don't want another one. The pain is so unbearable. And as of this post, I am still mending, hopefully this will be healed soon as I was advise to get a pedicure every two weeks to avoid this from happening again. Is this what they call "tiis ganda"?

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