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Goodbye 2008…Hello 2009!

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Only an hour to go and it’s the start of another new year. I am supposed to make this blog earlier but I got caught with things that are not related in the celebration of the New Year’s Eve! 😀

I’m reminded to make this blog because of a blog entry by Jhun13 aka Oscar Dela Hopia (his Morning Rush codename!) and I was inspired by his blog…hindi ako gaya-gaya! hehehe… 😛

I’ll start by answering here the “quick question” on Jumpstart earlier…”What were the highlights of your life this 2008?” For me, this is the year where I became active as a Rusher, posting in the Morning Rush forum, sending entries for the TOP 10, finally joining the Rushers’ mini-EB, finally meeting Chico and Delamar in person, and became a Junior Moderator for the forum. 😉

Also, this year I have met new friends, new enemies (hahaha…) and got myself some new best friends (hindi ko na iisa-isahin kasi baka may magtampo pa! alam nyo na kung sino kayo! hahaha…). I have also experienced winning some radio promos, like premiere tickets to X-Files (which I didn’t get to watch) and Nights in Rodanthe (where I won some Myra-E products)..and a new friend who won me some of the items from the Colgate and Tekiyakiudon promo! (Oo, ikaw yun, Astroboy na Girl!) And I also experienced to watch a live concert by LIFEHOUSE and ERASERHEADS this year! (Thanks again to Astroboy and Jose De Vengenge sa Lifehouse Concert Tickets!) 😀

Though this year of 2008 was tough, especially in the budget area, I am still thankful that I survived this year still sane and still beautiful…I turned 30 this year but I still look 20! Walang aangal! hahaha… 😛

And so in the new year of 2009, I am wishing that this will be a great year for me and my family. I have lots of plans and I hope at least some of it will be finalized and will pursue. *praying*

Now, I am bidding GOODBYE to 2008 and saying HELLO to 2009!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS, THE READERS OF THIS BLOG AND OF COURSE MY FAMILY!!! AULD LANG SYNE!!! 😀

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The Christmas Wishlist

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It’s Christmas once again, have you made your own wishlist? I have made mine and in this you will notice that all of it are household and kitchen items, not really things that I personally use but things that my family will benefit from, that is the difference of my wishlist from my husband’s. 😀

I searched the net for a website to help me look  for the items and appliances that I really need and how to choose which one to buy, from the perfect brand to the budget-friendly.  And viola! I found this amazing website, a guide for buying the perfect appliances for your home! Here in ShopWiki I found all that I am looking for, they give the consumers the right facts about any appliance that you need, the pros and cons, and the budget-friendly ones. Now I have the best idea of what I want to buy! 😉

First, since I am a big fan of cooking shows, I want a durable gas range where I can cook and bake the dishes from the bulk of recipes I have collected over the years. I found a huge list of different gas ranges and their differences from each other, the pros and cons of each kind and the perfect brand according to your budget. There is the KitchenAide Dual Fuel Range who had 5 stars in it’s review, lots of GE Profile Dual Ranges, but I got my eyes on the black one : GE Profile Dual Fuel Ranges P2B918DEMBB.

Second, as I hate laundry day because it makes me feel exhausted afterward, I want an automatic washing machine with this new technology revolutionized by Samsung, the Silver Nano Health System. It’s where they use silver ions to sanitize and remove bacteria from clothes. What an awesome technology! And I want the front loading washer type, it’s more efficient and Green friendly. It uses less water, energy and detergent, exactly what I need! 😉

Third, since my kids are both allergic to dust, pet dander and the smell of molds, I ordinary cleaners like my old handheld vacuum cleaner isn’t enough, I want the steam cleaner! Particularly the Smartek USA (ST-50) Handheld Steam Cleaner. I love that it’s also handy, lightweight, uses tap water for steam and removes creases and stains from wardrobes and bedsheets.

And last but not the least, as I am a DIY kind of mom, I have always wanted a cordless power drill for my household organizing projects. I need it to be durable and powerful since I will be doing a lot of work in building storage and display areas.

Oh well, these are some of the major items on my Christmas wishlist and I hope my Santa Claus will give these to me, yeah, I certainly wish! 😀

PACQUIAO vs DELA HOYA: Dream Match or a MisMatch?

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I still can’t believe my eyes with what I saw yesterday, December 7th – Sunday afternoon here in the Philippines, in this so-called dream match between our very own “Pambansang Kamao” Manny ‘Pacman’ PACQUIAO and “The Golden Boy” Oscar DELA HOYA! I must admit that I had my doubts in Pacquiao winning this boxing match. Please don’t get me wrong, my fellow Filipinos, but I was just being realistic when I saw the “advantages” of Dela Hoya in this fight. But this time, I was proven wrong and yet again Pacquiao deliberately erased that cliche – SIZE does MATTER and became the victorious David in this David-and-Goliath type of match. He won fair and square, and I think this match has ended with both of their dignities still intact.

For me, this is the BEST EVER fight of Manny Pacquiao, and we all owe it to his boxing coach Freddie Roach! Yeah! Without his superior knowledge of this sport and specifically of Oscar Dela Hoya (since he was his boxing coach before) I don’t think that Manny will even reach this level of his boxing career! Freddie Roach is the most important key to Manny’s victorious fights, without him even the biggest sacrifices in Manny’s part will never give him victory. I salute Freddie Roach, both hands down and two thumbs up for this great boxing coach. Like he said, this fight is personal and not a game after all.

Manny Pacquiao as “the little Jack-in-the-box”, that is the metaphor used by one of the English Commentators  from the HBO Pay Per View, I laughed so hard about it. I call him the “Ninja” of boxing! That is because of his too quick-for-the-eyes movement (or at least to his opponents), his offense and defense,  were flawless this time! Dela Hoya became just an old “punching bag” slightly moving right there! I have watched the GMA7’s feature last Saturday night before the fight, HBO’s 24/7 – a documentary feature about Manny Pacquiao and Oscar Dela Hoya in their intense preparation for the fight and there the camp of Dela Hoya have said that – “there will be a knock-out” in the fight. And so, look who’s talking now!

The fight ended after the 8th Round, where Dela Hoya already suffered a very swollen left side of his face. His team stopped the fight before the start of the 9th round. The wheels have turned upside down when the underdog, Manny, have became the master! My tears rolled down after the fight, really…this is the best fight ever! 😀

For more news updates, please visit the links below:

http://www.gmanews.tv/pacquiao-delahoya/thedreammatch/index.html

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/138322/Pacquiao-Roach-up-for-sweep-of-major-world-boxing-awards

The TWILIGHT Soup

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Why titled Twilight Soup? Because this blog is a collection of some of the Twilight inspired comments and quotes…found these from the Multiply account of the Twilighters…enjoy! 😉

Soup Number 1:

A NORMAL GUY VS. EDWARD CULLEN

A normal guy would say: “I love you Baby!”
Edward Cullen would say: “You are my life now.”

Normal Guy would say: “I think I am falling for you.”
Edward Cullen would say: “The Lion fell in Love with the Lamb”

Normal Guy would say: “You hair looks like a haystack; go brush it!”
Edward Cullen would say: “Your hair looks like a haystack… but I like it.”

A normal guy would pick a random song from a random artist and dedicate it to you.
Edward Cullen would sing you a song he wrote for you while playing the piano.

If you die, a normal guy would find another.
If you die, Edward Cullen would kill himself because life without you isn’t worth living.

(“Well, I wasn’t going to live without you..” He rolled his eyes as if that fact were childishly obvious. “..but I wasn’t sure how to do it. I knew Emmet and Jasper would never help so I was thinking maybe I would go to Italy and do something to provoke the Volturi.”)

As you leave the house, a normal guy would say: “Bye, see ya!”
As you leave the house Edward Cullen would say: “Come back to me, love.”

(He smiled my favorite smile. “Hurry back to me.”
“Always.”)

As you come back home, a normal guy would be watching TV and wouldn’t even notice.
As you come back home, Edward Cullen would be welcoming you by playing the piano with a song just for you.

(“I heard the music before I was out of the car. Edward hadn’t touched his piano since the night Alice left. Now, as I shut the door, I heard the song morph through a bridge and change into my lullaby. Edward was welcoming me home.’)

A normal guy would wait for you to make him breakfast.
Edward Cullen would make you breakfast everyday.

While you are both out for dinner, a normal guy wouldn’t keep his eyes off the sexy waitress.
Edward Cullen wouldn’t even notice the waitress was a female.

A normal guy, while driving, would keep one hand on the wheel and one hand on the radio.
Edward Cullen, while driving, would keep one hand on the wheel and the other attached to yours.

While far apart in different places, a normal guy would say: “I miss you.”
While far apart in different places, Edward Cullen would say: “It’s like you’ve taken half myself with you”

A normal guy wouldn’t care or notice if you had nightmares.
Edward Cullen would sing until your nightmares went away.

(“Do you want me to sing to you? I’ll sing all night if it will keep the bad dreams away.”)

A normal guy does it with everyone.
Edward Cullen only does it with one.

A normal guy buys you flowers and chocolates.
Edward Cullen buys you a car.

♥ Ugh! I LOVE EDWARD CULLEN! ♥

Soup Number 2:

This one is a link of 28 Reasons That ‘Twilight the Movie’ is Better Than ‘Twilight the Book’ : http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/11/slideshow_of_twilight.html

I have nothing against the novel nor the movie because both of them I enjoyed, but I can’t help but laugh in this very entertaining slideshow comparing the two! 😀

Soup Number 3:

I saw this link about a petition for the continuation of Midnight Sun (Edward’s Point of View of Twilight). If you’re interested to participate in this petition like I did, because I want to read it all-it’s much more interesting than Bella’s story of Twilight, click this link: http://www.savemidnightsun.com/petition.aspx

Soup Number 4:

Okay, before I watched the Twilight movie I already have this idea that it will not fit all of the key scenes and turning points from the novel. But when I saw the movie, though I pretty much enjoyed it, there are a number of very important key points that were omitted and I know that it will badly affect the next movie which is New Moon or even the next sequels of the movie until Breaking Dawn. These key points were also discussed between me and my friends who happened to have read all of the novels like I did. And when I found this link with an article entitled “10 Critical Ways the Twilight Movie Differs from the book”, I totally agree to all of these key points and it felt like what was going on inside my head about these key points were written for me! Here is the link: http://www.reelzchannel.com/article/780/10-critical-ways-the-twilight-mo

And if in your own opinion there are still more key points that were left out, please feel free to post a comment in this blog! Thanks! 😉

Soup Number 5:

Now, this is sooo cute! Definitely in the top 3 of my Twilight collectibles wish list! Tonner Doll Company, makers of fine collectible dolls and accessories, will release a TWILIGHT-inspired, with “maximum posing ability”,  look-alike Bella and Edward dolls! For more information about these amazing dolls, you can visit their website here: http://tonnerdoll.com/twilight.htm

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And now here is my Top 3 Twilight Collectibles Wish List: 😉

3. the complete box set of hardbound Twilight novels

twilight_saga_collection2. the Bella and Edward dolls

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1. an autograph and a lip-to-lip KISS (or a BITE on the neck) from Robert Pattinson! (a girl can dream, right!) 😀

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*Photos courtesy of Photobucket, Wikipedia,  Twilight Fansites like Fanpop and Twilight-related websites.