Timeless time-pieces for the home

When shopping for the perfect gift to give to a special couple, or perhaps something distinctive to add to the home, there are no finer items to consider than clocks. Clocks bring a unique sense of style to a room, and they can say a lot about the people that live there, too. Some clocks may prove to become the overall focal point of a space or even the entire home, while still serving as a functional, useful item that people use everyday.

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Howard Miller clocks set a standard among time-pieces and command respect with their presence. These are austere and handcrafted, signifying that the owner has taste, class, and punctuality in mind. A wonderful gift for a new couple or a special relative might include a chiming mantle clock made by this revered clock manufacturer. These small items become the heart of a home, and some may find that they develop a fondness for the soothing chimes, which come to remind them of the home hearth. What better gift could there be than to give someone the sense of home and place, all in one handsome, wood-crafted product? These are the items that recipients hand down to their children, to grace their own mantles or tables with, and that comes to be associated with family and love.

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The Bighearted Family

Two hours ago my sister called, she informed us that they already arrived in Calgary, Canada. Thanks God because they were at home safely. My sister with her husband and children were here for a short vacation. Their planned was going here by July but because my mother’s condition wasn’t better for the past months they decided to come over as soon as possible. Everyone is excited for their comeback after 3 years but time flies because their vacation was over and though it was only for less than a month, I’m sure they were very happy reunited with us after long years of staying in Canada.

Their family is the best. They have been very generous ever since. I pray that God will continue shower many blessings to my sister’s family. I don’t know how to express my thankfulness for all the things they did and bestowed especially to me and my daughter.

I won’t think of my daughter’s school bag this coming school year. My sister already bought. I hope it would last for three years or more because it was pricey. One my nieces bought her two pairs of shoes and I got new bag. Another niece left to me her old Samsung MV800 digicam. I told her that I have planned of buying digicam and hearing my words she said hurriedly  that she will give her used camera. Another niece gave me an old Samsung nexus. They provided our foods everyday and even before going back to Canada, my sister went to market to buy our foods for a week. Actually, there are many things they gave to us and they didn’t ask for anything in exchange. They are such a bighearted family. Truly we are blessed to have them in our family. I pray that God will guide and bless their family abundantly.

 

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the bighearted nieces with my daughter @ Villa Escudero

 

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Personalized Mothers Rings as Birthday Present

Heard many times… when someone’s birthday is fast approaching and that celebrant is in poor health, there is tendency of surviving the ill or not at all. It happened to my father. His birthday is fast approaching and suddenly he was rushed to the hospital and he didn’t survive. He passed away a month before his 70th birthday.

It was a saddening moment and alarming when my mother was rushed to the hospital for the third time. She has been on and off in the hospital personalized mother rings photo personalizedmotherrings_zpse8d27b5a.jpgsince December last year. The third time was really alarming and we even brought her in Manila. That time her birthday was fast approaching so I was really frightening. I have been counting the days and looking forward in celebrating her special day. I was very happy when I heard the good news that she will be discharged in the hospital after 16 days of confinement.

I’m glad because my mother celebrated her 73rd birthday and her condition is doing well. My wish for her birthday is always good health and happiness. I would like to give her personalized mothers rings. I didn’t have the chance to give any present for her birthday but I know it’s not too late. After this post I will look for this kind of ring and give it to her as my birthday present.

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Watching Meteor Garden for the nth Time

I can’t believe I’m watching Meteor Garden again and this is for the nth time already. I remember watching this show on ABS-CBN; it was first aired almost 11 years ago. It was the first Asian drama series aired in the Philippines. I was really hooked and addicted on this drama. I even bought Meteor garden stuff like stickers and photos of F4. I wasn’t contented watching it on ABS-CBN because I remember renting DVD’s of this series. After watching this hit series, I began to appreciate Asian dramas especially Korean drama series.

When I heard that Meteor Garden will be aired again on ABS-CBN, I was so excited, lol. I remember my younger days and the days I was addicted to this drama series. Still the excitement is there even I already know the story.

I uploaded the episodes in my Starmobile Engage 9 and currently enjoying it again.  Haist, I wonder where are the main casts now. Barbie Hsu (Shan Cai), Jerry Yan (Dao Ming Si, Vic Zhou ( Hua Ze Lei), Vanness Wu (Mei Zuo) and Ken Chu (Xi Men).

For those who are not familiar of this series, let me share the Synopsis (Wikipedia)

The story centers around a poor teenage girl named Shan Chai, who at the persistence of her parents goes to a university for rich people. The university is dominated by Dao Ming Si Hua Ze Lei, Mei Zuo and Xi Men, four rich and handsome but arrogant students collectively known as ‘F4′, short for ‘Flower 4′. They are heirs to four rich and influential families in Taiwan. They terrorize the school by handing out red cards to those they do not like, which allows other students to bully the victims until they leave the school.
After one of Shan Chai’s friends receives the wrath of F4′s leader, Dao Ming Si, and receives a red card, Shan Chai stands up to Dao Ming Si and slaps him, which in turn results in a red card of her own. However, Shan Chai’s persistence in standing up for what is right gradually gains F4′s respect and Dao Ming Si falls in love with her.

There are also Korean (Boys over Flowers) and Japanese (Hana Yori Dango) version of this series. I watched the Korean version and planning to watch the Japanese version. I won’t say Meteor Garden is the best because i like also Boys over Flowers but the original will always be in my heart.

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Custom Magnetic Decals and Impressions

True sports fans should be able to express their passion in a variety of different ways. For example, magnetic impressions could be placed onto metallic objects such as refrigerators and lockers. Such cool items can be customized with specific logos and themes. In fact, professional athletes and teams aren’t the only images that could appear on sports themed magnets. People can personalize their own magnets with custom pictures, names and logos. For example, parents can choose to have the image of their children on sports themed magnets. The unique pictures may include a child playing his or her favorite sport while wearing a uniform.

Magnets can also be customized and then placed onto lockers in schools and sports facilities. Teams can customize magnetic impressions with images and logos of a school or mascot. Such cool magnets may provide some extra inspirations for athletes taking a break during a game. Mini lockers in school gyms could also be decorated with magnets bearing themes related to the school.

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Custom magnetic decals could be attached to all types of vehicles. For example, magnetic impressions could be pressed onto the exterior of a car. Some magnetic decorations could also be attached to the interior side of a windshield. The bottom line is that drivers could show their love for a particular sport while cruising on the road. Magnets also make great promotional items at trade shows, conventions and other major events. A company can print its brand name and logo on cool magnetic decals.

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Package from Canada

My sister and her family from Canada are here in the Philippines for three weeks vacation. The initial planned was going here in July because its vacation in Canada but it was changed. They decided to come here now because of my mother’s illness.

Last January they sent us package and arrived first week of March. We didn’t open the package because we package photo balikbayanboxes_zps47de885f.jpgwere waiting for my mother’s discharge from the hospital. We never thought her confinement will last more than two weeks. This is the reason why my sister and her family decided to come home for a short vacation.

We were happy and blessed because my mother has been discharged from long days hospital confinement two days before my sister and family arrive. March 28, they were here and we hurriedly opened the two boxes of package. Thanks to my sister and her family for all the stuff for me and my daughter. Your family is the best and I know God will bless you more for being so generous and helpful.

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5 Ways to Add Luxury To Your Home

Tired of guests turning up their noses at your interior design? Use these five tips to transform your property into a place you’re proud to call home.

1: Chandeliers

The next time your foyer lights go out, don’t replace them with boring incandescent bulbs. Instead, buy a chandelier to add elegance and grandeur to your space, the kind that will make an unforgettable impression on company.

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2: Curtains

While most people pay little attention to their drapes, a heavy, richly-embroidered curtain can become an eye-catching addition to your den or living room. The sky is the limit when it comes to patterns, fabrics and thread counts; all that really matters is that it looks sophisticated.

3: Tableware

Fill your cupboards with crystal and fine glass; pour your wine from ornate decanters; spring for literal china to turn teatime into a scene from Pride and Prejudice.

4: Polish

From faucets to dresser knobs, everything in your home should gleam. Dust is one of the quickest ways to ruin an otherwise respectable appearance! If you can’t see your face in your stainless steel, bring out the polish and get to work.

5: Paintings

You don’t need to break the bank on famous paintings that cost your entire salary. Even simple pieces from local artists will add panache to your home through your appreciation of art.

If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your residence, consider these five tips. You can find even more options when you shop FineBrandSales.com and other specialty housewares stores.

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Let It Go why is so Popular?

The other day, my daughter asked me if I know the song “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen. The movie tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged, thrill-seeking mountain man, his loyal pet reindeer, and a hapless snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. (Wikipedia). Frozen won animated feature movie in the last Oscars few weeks ago. We should watch this movie. I know it’s late but I’m sure my daughter will love it.

Back to the song, I don’t know where my daughter first heard the song but she knows some of the lines. I heard this song on TV Patrol long time ago but it wasn’t a hit for me. They just featured little about the song so I didn’t mind it. According to their report they featured the song because it’s popular and it sings in multi-language. I think they also mentioned, there is tagalog version but I can’t find the video.

I wasn’t interested with the song but now that my daughter is asking for this song, I should learn it so we can sing-along next time. I searched the video on youtube and my first time to see the full video.  I must say,  I like the song after watching the whole video. The video and the song itself is nice and I like the tune. As of now the video has 145,517,984 viewers indeed a popular one.  The song Let It Go was written by the couple Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez  and won original song category in the last Oscars awarding.

Video is not mine

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