Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wishes

Posted by The Queen Bee at Wednesday, December 09, 2009 4 comments



There's a certain freedom that goes with traveling to another place. I guess it's the feeling of escapade that you get the moment you set foot on the plane. I'd love to have that feeling again after quite some time. I badly need to escape the hustle and bustle, the demands and the stresses of my mundane existence.

I've been trying my luck at getting a good deal of airfare but luck seems to escape me for a couple of tries now. Maybe it's not auspicious for me to travel anytime soon. I wish that the coming year would be a year of new discoveries and places conquered. I guess it's about time to see the real world before it vanishes.



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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sunday Stealing #18: The Can't Sleep Meme

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, December 05, 2009 5 comments


Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Catherine Donovan at the blog Marvel Not a Girl. She does not states where she found it. She grabbed it because she couldn't sleep. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Can't Sleep Meme

Would it be hard to kiss the last person you kissed? Nope

When is it hard to kiss someone? When you don't like them

You're trapped in a room with your most recent ex for three days, what do you do? without food?!

Does it matter to you if your significant other smokes? Yes, I hate smoke.

Have you ever regretted letting someone go? nope.

Where would you go if you were butt naked and locked out of your house? to the bushes to cover myself.

Do you want to please everyone? of course not, that would be too tiresome.

Have you ever been called heartless? I guess so.

Someone calls you at 3:00 AM, who do you expect it to be? My sister.

Does it matter if your significant other drinks? Not if he drinks moderately.

Could you go the rest of your life without doing drugs? Absolutely!

Which is better, amazing eyes or an amazing smile? amazing smile

Do you want to get married and have children one day? Of course I do.

Are you easy to get along with? I'd like to believe so.

Do you ever want to go to sleep and not wake up? Not this time, maybe when I am old and have accomplished everything I dreamed of.

Are you shorter than your Mom? nope

Describe your life currently in one word: sad and incomplete

Are you on medication for anything? nope

Who would you allow to read your thoughts for one day? yes but to one person only

Are there things in your life that you will never be able to get over? people, my mom for one.

If you woke up naked next to the last person you kissed, what would your reaction be? Oh my God!



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Photo Hunt: Curved

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, December 05, 2009 5 comments


It has been quite some time since I last joined Photo Hunt. A lot of things came up and it took me a while to get back to my usual routine. This week, I am back at photo hunting. I managed to get a photo for this week's theme of Curved.



This is the ceiling of one of the biggest malls here in Davao City, Gaisano Mall. The mall now looks way better than it did before. Maybe the owners realized that they have to keep up with the other malls here in the city if they want to usher in more customers. A lot of significant improvements in the mall are notable. The wash rooms, more importantly are the most remarkable. This is why I still love going to this mall over SM because aside from its proximity, I am more comfortable here and there are actually more good finds here. But let's see if I change my mind once the Ayala Center is up because it's nearer to where we live.

See more Photo Hunters at Photo Hunt.

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A new template again

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, December 05, 2009 3 comments
I stayed home all day and whenever I do, I get plenty of time to tinker with things and today, my blogs' templates took all of my attention. I got all my blogger blogs a new template again. As you can see, a lot of elements have been missing on my sidebar. My blog list also is incomplete but if you are one who can't find their names on my list, don't fret yet as I have listed all of you. I feel so tired tonight and so I will resume all the editing and other stuffs on this blog tomorrow.

Meantime, feel free reading my previous posts.


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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Look Great for Less this Holiday Season

Posted by The Queen Bee at Wednesday, December 02, 2009 0 comments

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It's the third day of December and Christmas is coming like a bolt of lightning. It is the season where parties and get-togethers abound and so it would be a major bonus to look great and feel good in all these parties that we will be attending. If that would be the case then an acne breakout is major no-no these days.

There's good news from the company that gives us the world's most innovative acne range. Dr. Dermal is giving 50% off this December to make way for a joyful shopping season. I am thankful that I really don't have problems with acne. I have seen friends who suffered severe acne problems that even the best acne products cannot solve their acne problems and that they only end up wasting their money.

The most important thing about undergoing treatment is to make sure that it's endorsed by dermatologists. The skin is very vital in looking good and if we look good, it gives us confidence in dealing with other people. I guess this is why a trip to the dermatologist would cost us big bucks. It rarely happens that discounts on skin products especially those for acne treatment are given. Start your holiday season right by looking great for less. Who knows you could be the star in this year's corporate party.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sunday Stealing #17: The tell me about yourself meme

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, November 28, 2009 4 comments


Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Vicki at the blog Fleurette. She states that she found it at Deborah's Devil's Sidekick blog. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Tell Me About Yourself Meme

1. When is your birthday? May 24

2. Where were you born? Davao City

3. Where do you live now? always been in Davao City

4. What is your heritage? Filipino

5. Tell us about a weakness. not knowing how to swim.

6. What's a goal that you'd like to achieve? earn my first million.

7. What is the most overused internet phrase? web surfing I guess.

8. What was your first thought this morning? my mommy and how much I miss her.

9. When do you usually go to bed? at night when I feel sleepy.

10. Do you smoke? If not, did you ever? no but I once tried how it is to smoke.

11. Do you like your current relationship status? no.

12. Do you (or did you) get along with your parents? yes!

13. How often do you drink alcohol? seldom

14. Have you ever tried drugs (that weren't prescribed)? yep, over the counter drugs that don't need prescription.

15. Have you ever gone skinny dipping? If yes, do tell. Nope.

16. If given the choice, how would you like to die? in my sleep would be ideal but I want to be able to prepare myself and my loved ones so I'll just leave it all up to God.

17. What did you want to be when you grew up? a doctor or a lawyer.

18. Have you ever been dumped? nope

19. What's on your pizza? pineapple tidbits

20. Have you ever shoplifted? Not ever and won't ever




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Wishing for a musical Christmas

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, November 28, 2009 0 comments
There's an ongoing Appliance Christmas Sale at Victoria Plaza which started last month and will last until the end of December this year. The good thing about it is that it is open to credit card holders at zero interest rate for twelve (12) months.

This is such a great opportunity because for more than a year now, I have been wishing to have a Sony music component but it just would not fit into my budget. Thank God because with the monthly installment plan that they offering, I am almost going to have this wish granted in time for Christmas. So as early as now, I should start looking for music torrents for my new baby.

Since I am not that techie, I hope to find a torrents search engine with a simple interface. This will surely require a lot of help from my sister and it's just a good thing that she will be coming back home for a one month vacation in a few weeks' time.


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Monday, November 16, 2009

My World: San Pedro Memorial Park

Posted by The Queen Bee at Monday, November 16, 2009 6 comments


This photo was taken yesterday after we said our prayers for the eternal repose of mom's soul. It was the 40th day yesterday after her death. We flew off 61 white and blue balloons for mom as she was 61 years old when she joined her creator. As tradition holds, it is believed that the soul of a departed one stays here on earth for 40 days before finally going to heaven. I know mom's happy with her creator now.

San Pedro Memorial Park is among the first few private memorial parks here in Davao City. Our maternal grandmother and uncles have been laid to rest here but it is only recently that we frequently go to this place. It's been 41 days since mom left, I really miss her so much.

I am glad to have shared with you a part of my world today. See more worlds at:





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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Strange Question Meme 2

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, November 07, 2009 1 comments




Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Leo Maccool at the blog Butch Girlcat. It's a 50 question meme, so we decided do it in two parts. Today is Part 2. She explains that she stole meme from the ever-fabulous GREG. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Cheers to all us thieves!


Sunday Stealing: The Strange Question Meme, Part 2

26. What color is your watch? two-toned gold.

27. What do you think of when you hear “Australia”? Koala bears.

28. Would you strip for money? Not ever!

29. Do you go in a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? did both depending on my mood.

30. What is your favorite number? 8

31. Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone? my sister Jenny

32. Any plans today? a few which includes hearing mass and a visit to mommy's grave.

33. In how many states have you lived? I've only lived in Davao my whole life.

34. Biggest annoyance right now? mosquito bites

35. Last song listened to? The art of letting go, it's a sad song.

36. Can you say the alphabet backwards? haven't tried it but I guess so.

37. Do you have a maid service clean your house? yes.

38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? my pair of Happy Feet.

39. Are you jealous of anyone? nope, I don't have any reason to be.

40. Is anyone jealous of you? I am not sure.

41. Do you love anyone? yes of course, my loved ones. hehehe

42. Do any of your friends have children? yes.

43. What do you usually do during the day? work, work, work.

44. Do you hate anyone that you know right now? yes.

45. Do you use the word hello daily? yes since the phone is on my table. hahaha!

46. What color is your car? gold, it's my mom's car actually.

47. What size wedding ring do you wear? I don't have a wedding ring yet.

48. Are you thinking about someone right now? yes.

49. Have you ever been to Six Flags? Where on earth is that?!

50. How did you get your worst scar? I tripped on a pipe while I was running late for school.



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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Time off from Blogging

Posted by The Queen Bee at Tuesday, October 27, 2009 4 comments
After several weeks of absence, I finally got the urge to go online again. This is my first to check on my blogs again and was surprised that quite a few readers come and visit here. Thank you to those who have been frequenting my blog despite the silence.

Ten days ago, my family and I came face to face with our worst fear, our mom's death. Everything seemed so unreal until now. I guess I still have to come to terms with the reality that she is no longer here. Death is such a spoiler that I lost my will to go on with the things that I used to do to make life bearable.

While I bask in sadness and mourning, I shall be spending less time blogging and doing other online activities. I guess it was a good thing that I postponed my plans of getting a full web hosting plan. Web hosting geeks was a great help though because it made me take time to ponder and weigh things before choosing the best web hosting provider.

I hope mom is happy where she is right now but I am sure that she'll surely go to heaven. Like what she said to dad a couple of months before she died, just think of her like she went for a long vacation abroad. I didn't expect that the trip would come so soon. I really miss you mommy.


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Monday, October 5, 2009

My World: Alona Beach, Panglao Bohol

Posted by The Queen Bee at Monday, October 05, 2009 6 comments


Alona Beach Resort is just one among the many beautiful beaches in Panglao, Bohol. This photo was taken on a sunny mid-afternoon but despite the scorching heat of the sun, one cannot help but be captivated by the breathtaking view of the beach.

For tourists, Bohol is a haven and an attraction that's worth seeing because a lot of beautiful places that are both designed by man and nature can be found here. The beautiful white sand beaches, the amazing Chocolate Hills are in fact, only some of the beautiful tourist attractions here. When we went to Bohol for a weekend-long vacation, Alona Beach Resort was just a jump-off point to a more exciting dolphin-watching adventure and an enjoyable experience at the Balicasag Island where everything was devoid of traces of the hustling and bustling city life. There was no electricity and no potable water, everything that we ate and drank were brought to the island from outside via a motorized boat. But the beauty of the sea that we experienced was priceless. It was a memorable and fun experience.

This post is only a peek into my beautiful paradise called Philippines and this is my entry for this week's:



See more beautiful places today at My World.



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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Top EC Droppers for September

Posted by The Queen Bee at Sunday, October 04, 2009 0 comments
It's time to say thank you again to last month's top EC Droppers. Here they are:

Dropper # of drops
All Stace, All the Time 31
60 Were Enough 31
Paperkraft.net 30
My Sweet Haven 30
Moms Lifestyle 30
The Cooling Stream 27
Juliana's Lair 26
My Meme Mania 26
Life's Journey 25
D Anjhel Scraps Of Life 25

Thank you very much and I hope that you keep on coming back.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Super Typhoon Pepeng is Coming

Posted by The Queen Bee at Thursday, October 01, 2009 0 comments
We've barely recovered from the massive damage caused by Ondoy, the Filipinos are again bracing themselves for another storm. Super Typhoon Pepeng whose international name is Parma, is classified as a Category 5 typhoon with maximum winds of 230-250kph. I have read in the Inquirer that this is going to be the projected path of Super Typhoon Pepeng which is expected to hit Manila on Saturday afternoon.



We have a sister who lives in Manila and we are extremely worried. I know we can be a little overboard, consistently reminding her to be prepared and what to do whenever a typhoon is coming. Seeing the ghastly destruction that Ondoy left, we can't help but be alarmed. Everyone was caught unprepared back then with the aftermath of the heavy rains that Ondoy brought,then we have every reason now to be prepared for Super Typhoon Pepeng.

We kept on telling our sister to always bear these things in mind:

Essentials:

Flashlights and batteries
Ready to eat and ready to cook food like noodles and canned goods
Medical Kit and medicines like paracetamol and loperamide
bottled water
toiletries
candles and matches
fully-charged cellphone

What to do:

withdraw money from ATM ahead of time
Listen to the News
Charge cellphone
Keep in touch
keep presence of mind and don't panic in order for you to assess things. If you need to evacuate, do so while you still can.
and most importantly: Pray unceasingly

In this time of great trial, we can only hope and pray that the typhoon averts its path or for it not to be as fierce as the one before it.



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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Halloween Trick or Treat

Posted by The Queen Bee at Wednesday, September 30, 2009 0 comments
It's the first day of the last quarter today and as we approach October, I was fixing my stocks of old photos when I saw our scary snapshots of last year's Halloween Trick or Treat where our office held a contest on the department that can transform their place into the spookiest atmosphere. This is a photo of the contest winner:



The people in our Admin department are so creative because they were able to come up with the best Halloween design using scrap materials. On the day of Halloween itself, there was a Trick or Treat for the little tykes where they dressed up in cute yet spooky Halloween costumes. Some adults also dressed up in Halloween costumes to join the party. I am equally excited what this year's Halloween would be like so I am telling my co-workers to better Buy Halloween Costumes Online or in a Halloween Store Near You.

In the online world, an online Halloween Contest called Jack's Quest which aims to find America's best Halloween adventure is making the buzz these days. All that participants need to do is to submit their story including photos and videos of it from last Halloween and let their readers vote for it.

I am sure people from our department will be up for a lot of brainstorming again as they think of a unique theme for this year's Halloween. I wish that we will be able to win this time.



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Monday, September 28, 2009

My World: People's Park

Posted by The Queen Bee at Monday, September 28, 2009 7 comments
I thought of joining another photo meme. I came across the My World Meme in several blogs quite some time ago but wasn't that sure if I can sustain this weekly meme considering I haven't traveled much. On second thought, methinks this meme is about "my world" anyway so why fret.

My first entry for My World would be our People's Park here in Davao City.









A lot of activities can be done inside the People's Park. In fact, people often come here to walk, jog or do other forms of exercise. Families also come together here for picnics while some go here to take photographs. I only wish that they'll be able to maintain the place as time goes by.

This is my entry for:



See more worlds at My World.


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Saturday, September 26, 2009

It's a Coffee Weather

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, September 26, 2009 1 comments
We were shocked with the massive impact that typhoon Ondoy brought yesterday to the country's National Capital Region. Nobody expected nor anyone was prepared for the heavy rainfalls yesterday and its aftermath. I am currently watching the Telethon by ABS CBN and officials said the rainfall which lasted for 6 hours is equivalent to a month's rainfall.



Several friends went to Boracay yesterday morning and I am not quite sure if they did arrive in Boracay because it was reported yesterday that trips to Boracay from Iloilo via ferry boats were suspended due to rough seas.

It's really sad when catastrophes like these hit the country. A lot of people lost their precious properties which they bought with their hard-earned money but what's important is that they are alive and safe after the storm.

Meanwhile, it's cold and wet here in the Southern part of the Philippines since yesterday. A weather like this only makes me think of two things: Sleep or Coffee. It's a bed weather but because I woke up so early today, I instantly headed to the kitchen to make myself a cup of heavenly tasting coffee. I'm such a coffee slut that I love the city where I lived even more because it's becoming a haven for coffee sluts like me. I've been to almost every coffee shops there is here in Davao City.



The coffee concoctions above (photos from my coffee-hopping episodes) are everything that I would absolutely love to have on a cold weather like this but I feel so lazy to go out today so I'll be happy and contented with my own version of Capuccino. Thanks to Great Taste coffee and I love the weather, it's just perfect for Coffee. I'm gonna go now to get another cup of goodness.


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Sunday Stealing #15: The Fall Meme

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, September 26, 2009 3 comments


Today we ripped this meme off a blogger called Bikramyogachick from the blog 60 Day Bikram Yoga Challenge. She explains that this meme was written by the Restaurant Refugee. Hannah posted it on her blog, which is where she discovered it. So we have another relatively "virgin" meme. So we have no need to even explain that we don't trace back origins of a meme! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: A Fall Meme

It’s not really fall in until...

What did you need to do in the waning days of summer for it to feel complete? Never went to the beach because strangely, it was raining during summer season here. Climate change!

A person I know was wrong for me but about whom I frequently thought after a break-up was... This does not apply to me.

If you could only attend one major sporting event what would it be? Boxing Match of Manny Pacquiao, I need not think on this.

Assuming that you write an anonymous or partially anonymous blog, by what non-physically identifying characteristics might you be identified in a bar? This is tough! I guess if they can read my mind then they'd probably know it's me.

Most blogs cover some sort of niche – personal, political, dating, culinary, etc. What topic, if any, would you like to address on your blog but doesn’t fit into your niche? Travel. I'd love to write about places but unfortunately, I haven't traveled much.

If you could manipulate the time space continuum and give as many as three pieces of advice to a younger version of yourself, what advice would you give and to what age of you? Be more affectionate and loving to your parents - to a 13-year old me; Strive for excellence in everything that you do - to a 16-year old me in College; Make things happen - to a 20-year old me who's fresh out of College and about to enter the real world.

Who among your friends do you really wish had a blog because their stories, or perspective on something ought to be shared? It would be Agnes.

If you were to take an e-cation (vacation from the trappings of our electronic world,) and assuming that employment obligations would allow it, how long of a break could you take? What would you miss the most, the least? Perhaps a week and I will definitely miss checking on my inbox.

On September 11th of this year, I attended a couple of parties and was somewhat conflicted by the fact that this ignoble anniversary shall pass with it being just another day in the eyes of many (and in some ways my own eyes as well.) Thoughts? Yeah, because people these days easily forget. With the fast-pace of living, we get too caught up with our own personal lives.

How high are your walls? Who was the last person to scale them? What tools should would-be climbers have on their belt? Neck-high. I still surprise people even those who thought they knew me too well already. They would need to have honesty and sincerity on their belts.

The sexiest thing a man or a woman can say to you (or has said to you) is: What could be sexier than sexy?


Pry into more people's lives at SS.


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Photo Hunt #32: Twisted

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, September 26, 2009 0 comments
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This week's theme for Photo Hunt is twisted. Gladly, I didn't have to think twice which entry to use for this week as I remember this twisted rattan that I snap a photo of in one of the coffee shops here in Davao City.


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Updates

Posted by The Queen Bee at Tuesday, September 22, 2009 0 comments
What have I been up to lately? A lot of things. An awful lot that I hardly had any time to be creative enough to do a descent post. A lot of things came up and most of them had to do with domestic concerns. I had to do plenty of errands over the weekend although it was a long weekend with the Special Holiday that was declared yesterday, I wasn't able to enjoy it much except for last Sunday. Did you watch the Mayweather vs. Marquez fight? That was completely a mismatch! I guess Marquez put too much faith on his urine to give him all the strength he needs to defeat Mayweather (hahaha! you saw that on HBO? does he even have any scientific basis for that?)

With the things that are keeping me busy, I have also limited my cyber activities, I guess the lack of post would attest to that. I still do my EC dropping religiously though. I guess apart from other things that eat up my time, the loss of opportunity to earn money is a big reason why I don't feel that enamored to blog. How I wish that it's still that easy to Make profit any time and anywhere! Blogging provided that opportunity to me for quite some time and it helped me a lot. However, these days demand more effort from me and that means I have a lot of building Google backlinks to do and I just wish that it wouldn't take that long though.

In the meantime, feel free to browse through my archives for more enjoyable posts to read.




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