Thursday, April 30, 2009

Get a Free Pen and Pad

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Get a free pen and pad from CompetitiveSociety.com, an NGO that supports literacy. Offer is free for everyone who wish to write. You can get your free pen and pad here.


Pacquio vs Hatton: Who's the More Complete Fighter?

Posted by The Queen Bee at Thursday, April 30, 2009 0 comments


photo source: www.manny-pacquiao.org

Two more days to go before the much-anticipated Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton fight where the Pacman will attempt to snatch another title in a new weight division. Debates as to who's going to beat who are already circulating around with Pacquiao being favored as likely to defeat the british fighter with the hard beating that Oscar dela Hoya got from Pacman being still fresh in our memories. But not the elder Mayweather who trains Hatton. In the recent press conference in Las Vegas, Mayweather said that Pacquiao did not improve under his no-brain coach, Freddie Roach and that Hatton's going to beat Pacquiao with his head hanging down. Let's see if Mayweather stays true to his words because in a recent article I have read somewhere in the internet earlier this evening, the elder Mayweather said that "it's the truest quote he ever wrote".

Meanwhile, let's see the tale of the tape for both fighters and you decide for whom you'll place your bet. Personally, I have always believed in Pacquiao's abilities and I have seen him transform from a cocky fighter without a strategy during his blow by blow days to the brilliant and intelligent fighter that he has become today.




Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu: Why it's Something to be Scared About

Posted by The Queen Bee at Wednesday, April 29, 2009 0 comments
For a few days now, we've been hearing all over the news that there is an increase in the number of people infected with the swine flu virus ( flu that is caused by the strain found in pigs). The symptoms of a person infected with the swine flu virus is almost the same as the symptoms exhibited by the ordinary flu that we experience. This includes chills or fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache and discomfort in general.

How swine flu that passed on from human to human is still a blank wall but it is believed that people who work with swines are susceptible to contacting the disease but it is rarely passable from one human to another. So it is believed that the strain that is causing this swine flu outbreak has mutated.

The swine flu outbreak is not something new because there have been several flu outbreaks in the past that have plagued the world and have caused millions of deaths among people in the whole world. Historically, most fatal and destructive outbreak was in 1918-1919 where there was an outbreak of the spanish flu which caused a pandemic that caused 50 million deaths all over the world.

Having heard those scary facts, our best defense would be practicing good hygiene. Make washing of hands a conscious habit, drink plenty of water and get enough rest and do some exercise.



Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Stealing 1

Posted by The Queen Bee at Sunday, April 26, 2009 5 comments
I found this fun meme while doing some blog visits this afternoon so without hesitation, I decided to join this band of thieves.



Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Miranda from the blog The Times of Miranda. She thanks to Mud for prodding some fodder her way, in the way of a meme. But, it was probably stolen at that blog as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time.





Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Mud Meme


1. What are your current obsessions?
I am currently obsessed with movie quizzes and who's got the bigger brain game I added in my Facebook applications. I am also obsessed with the thought of being able to earn more money online.

2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?
My black bootleg pants and my office uniforms.

3. What's for Dinner?
Delicious Spaghetti.

4. Last thing you bought?
I bought a nice purple ruffled top last night from Victoria Plaza at an amazingly low price.

5.What are you listening to?
The sound from our television. My parents are watching Rated K which is hosted by Korina Sanchez, who by the way, is now engaged to Sen. Mar Roxas.

6. If you were a God/Goddess, who would you be?
Definitely Venus! no need to elaborate that. hahahaa..

7. Favorite holiday spots?
On christmas holidays? the mall and Mana here in Davao.

8. Reading right now?
Brida by Paulo Coelho.

9. Four words to describe yourself?
tired, sleepy, sad and beautiful. hehehe..

10. Guilty pleasure?
Chocolates and too much sweets.

11. Who or what makes you laugh until you're weak?
Gue's bloopers.

12. Planning to travel to next?
Singapore maybe. I'd love to try traveling out of the country.

13. Best thing you ate or drank lately?
Blueberry cheesecake at Blugre and pure cocoa chocolate in Agdao Public Market yesterday.

14. When did you last get tipsy?
I have never been tipsy honestly. I only take small sips of alcoholic drinks.

15. Care to share some wisdom?
The grass isn't always greener on the other side.

16. Nicest thing anyone's ever said to you?
When DJ, a colleague told me that it's always nice talking to me because he always learns something new and he said that he meant that. I was touched.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Photo Hunt#14: Protect

Posted by The Queen Bee at Friday, April 24, 2009 10 comments




The photos above are taken at the site where the Battle of Mactan took place. Mactan, Cebu is a place that is very historical because this is where the first Filipino in the person of Lapu-Lapu, repelled European agression by fighting the Spaniards led by Ferdinand Magellan on April 27, 1521. Lapu-Lapu and his men were more than willing to give up their lives to protect their land from foreign invasion. For those who may not know this, the Philippines is under Spanish colonization for three hundred years.

About a year and a half ago, I visited Cebu for the first time and even if our stay there would be very brief as we were only staying for a day, we took time to visit this place where a national hero was made and where an important event in the history of the Philippines took place. It reminded me to take pride in being a Filipino, a race of brave and patriotic people. This is my entry for this week's

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Get Free Links Here, Find Out How

Posted by The Queen Bee at Thursday, April 23, 2009 1 comments
I finally signed up with Entrecard the other day after a long time I spent wondering why a lot of bloggers have the EC badge on their blogs. I was pleased to find out after checking my blog's analytics that the number of visits and unique hits to my blog has significantly improved. The remarkable increase of my real rank standing after two days of EC dropping is something to cheer about. A big thanks to all of those who are kind enough to drop their ECs here. As a way of giving back the favor, I will be giving you free backlinks by posting my top entrecard droppers at the end of the month.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wipe those Wrinkles Away

Posted by The Queen Bee at Sunday, April 19, 2009 1 comments
I happen to find time to finally try this new nose pack that I bought at Mercury Drugstore last month. It's like a cream that you put on the nose area where it's supposed to remove whiteheads and blackheads. While applying the cream, I happen to notice that there are fine lines that are slowly becoming visible on my forehead. Darn, much of these lines can be attributed to the arrogant clients I happen to interact with at work. Thankfully, I noticed it before it becomes a permanent ugly fixture on my forehead.

Another good thing to thank about is the fact that I happen to discover a site that gives away Free Wrinkle Cream so that means that preparing a budget for it is not a problem anymore as of this time. It's a wake up call of sorts for me to not be affected with other people's actions easily as it will only take its toll on me and my health.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Break from Monotony

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, April 18, 2009 1 comments

After so long, I've been able to break the routine out of my monotonous life. Though, it still has something to do with work, I was able to immerse myself in a different environment and surrounding as we went to visit defaulting borrowers. It was unusual how I managed to last the whole day with a pesky migraine headache when I woke up in the morning. I guess the paracetamol I took really worked. It was challenging because apart from the torturous heat of the mid-day sun, of which I was no longer used to for months now, there was this one arrogant man whose brain is probably as hard as that of an elephant's trunk. Thanks to dad, for supplying the word.


Late in the afternoon was the fun part for at long last, after months of hoping to finally get to National Bookstore to have my mission accomplished. For months now, I have been setting my hopes to get a handy dictionary and a new book to read. I bought a new handy dictionary but honestly, I am a bit frustrated with it as I have been searching for some words that I couldn't find there. But the best part of it all, I was able to get hold of Brida, a book by Paulo Coellho. Then off we went to canvass for gowns at a nearby shop in Gmall where we also get to pass by Milk & Co. where my sister signed up for membership. It was a tiring day but I was glad that it was different from the past days and the past weekends.




Loveless in Miami?

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, April 18, 2009 0 comments
Now single people in Miami who are loveless and are searching for their perfect life partner can finally put their worries to rest because an online dating site that's intended for Miami singles have just heard their pleas. By simply creating an account for free, members can make use of chatroom, forums, upload photos or take a look at thousands of verified miami personals where that potential mate could be one of them. Thanks to the wonders of internet.




A Tag from a Fellow Blogger

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, April 18, 2009 1 comments


I got a nice tag from a fellow blogger, Jenny. Thanks girl for sharing this tag.

The rules are as follows:

1. Link the person who tagged you.

2. Copy the image above, the rules and the questionnaire in this post.


3. Post this in one or all of your blogs.


4. Answer the four questions following these Rules.


5. Recruit at least seven (7) friends on your Blog Roll by sharing this with them.


6. Come back to
BLoGGiSTa iNFo CoRNeR (PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK) at http://bloggistame.blogspot.com and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master List.

7. Have Fun!

Questions and My Answers:

1. The person who tagged you: Jenny
2. His/Her site's title and url: The Way I Use to Be
3. Date When Your were Tagged: April 12, 2009
4. Persons you tagged:

Tess, Boyet, Shieryl, Abby, Mel, Tita Beng and Amor. Anyone who are interested to grab this tag is welcome too.

Photo Hunt #13: Purple

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, April 18, 2009 21 comments


Weddings are such a wonderful event to witness. To receive a wedding invitation from a friend is equally an exciting and joyful moment. The photo above is a shot of Jully and Ryan's wedding invitation last December. Seeing this beautiful work of art brings inspiration to me. Being too quick to appreciate a thing of beauty, I admire the hands who beautifully and creatively crafted this piece.

In today's weddings, things such as color motifs are carefully thought of. I particularly like the touch of purple in this beautifully crafted wedding invitation. Purple is one of my favorite colors and incidentally, it is this week's theme for Photo Hunt. Check out more

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Web Hosting For My Chatterbox

Posted by The Queen Bee at Friday, April 10, 2009 1 comments
I have recently discovered a site that will be beneficial for those who are looking for a new web hosting service like me. This web hosting rating website makes it easier for those who are on the lookout for a new web host because here, readers can make comparison of the latest top ten web hosting providers around. Comparative analysis of these web hosting providers are presented in terms of their ranking and as to how each of them fare with regards to price, space and traffic.

There are different ways by which one can avail of a web hosting service. There are free hosting services just like this blog is making use of, there is also a dedicated hosting which most professional companies prefer. There are actually a lot of choices available out there that it makes it difficult for a beginner and a lot less techie individual like me to absorb everything. Being able to compare each of these choices against the other is beneficial because it enables me to evaluate my web hosting needs and single out which one would best suit my needs.

To make this story short, my point is that I have been thinking about getting a domain for this blog. Forgive me but it really takes me a very long time to think about something especially if it demands decision-making from me. So, will I finally be making the big leap from blogger? That remains to be seen.


Happiness is Happening

Posted by The Queen Bee at Friday, April 10, 2009 1 comments
Today's mantra: Be happy, no matter how bad things may seem to be.

I woke up earlier than usual today. More than two hours later, I feel glad that I have accomplished so much over the past two hours. It was a relief to finally finish off all those curtains and bed sheets after two days. It's amazing how we get so much joy out of the small and simple things we do. Two more free days to go before getting back to the jungle, there are still a few tasks that I wish to do and that includes:

  • going to the grocery (again).
  • wash my two pair of sneakers.
  • clean my room.
  • organize house bills and my mom's medical records
  • press my clothes.
  • come up with a good post (I have a couple of things in mind).
Begin the day with happy thoughts and everything else will follow. The day just started out so greatly for me.




Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bedtime Stories

Posted by The Queen Bee at Thursday, April 09, 2009 0 comments
It is always relieving to end a stressful day with a good and uninterrupted sleep in one's soft bed. I once had a steel bed made of brass and instead of having a good rest, I nearly end up almost having a breakdown as it collapsed in the middle of my sleep. When it happened, I can no longer get myself back to sleep. So the next day, I had to sleep in my sister's bed while I can find a good bed.

This time, I opt to get one that is made of wood. I went searching online for some beautiful wood furniture. I saw this Sunrise Top Queen Sized Bed at Scenic Furniture and found it to be a good choice since it will blend well with my bedroom's design. I have always had queen-sized beds ever since because I always toss and turn whenever I find it hard to fall asleep. However, I still want to have more choices to choose from so the hunt for my new bed has not ended yet.


Monday, April 6, 2009

My Eyes Defy Me

Posted by The Queen Bee at Monday, April 06, 2009 0 comments
There was a post ready to be published here a few moments ago, but upon further introspection, I found it to be a senseless jumble of words. So instead of making a fool of myself and wasting your time for an unworthy post, it's time to stop. My eyes defy me. Ciao!


My First Attempt at Triple Draw Poker

Posted by The Queen Bee at Monday, April 06, 2009 0 comments
My brother bought a new deck of cards earlier today. So after dinner, we gathered around the dining table to play card games. After a few rounds of Tong-its, my sister introduced a new game to us. It was one of those unfamiliar poker games that is called triple draw poker. It is a kind of poker game that uses the five card draw format.

This game is so new to me since as I have mentioned in my recent post, I am just beginning to learn how to play poker. For beginners like us, she opted to teach the a-5 lowball card game wherein the best hand in this game is the A-2-3-4-5. She said there is another variation which is the 2-7 lowball which I guess uses the cards 2 to 7 as the best hand. But that's only how far I can manage to absorb this poker game. I don't know but maybe my comprehension skills with regards to card games is relatively poor. Expectedly, I lost in all five games that we played. I need a lot of practice so to speak. I guess the myth about beginner's luck doesn't work for me so better try my luck next time.

Nonetheless, it was a fun way to end the night. After all, it's going to be another day in the office tomorrow which will surely be another toxic day considering that it's going to be a long holiday starting on Thursday.





Saturday, April 4, 2009

Photo Hunt #12: Stripes

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, April 04, 2009 17 comments



This is the bag full of presents that I got last Christmas from my former office mate and very good friend, Elsie. I haven't seen her for almost three years since she went to US to marry the love of her life. I kept this paper bag because I can still use it whenever I need to carry some stuffs with me and I won't bother because it looks presentable anyway than using a plastic bag. This is my entry for this week's Photo Hunt theme of Stripes.

Speaking of presents, an old friend who already migrated to Canada two years ago came to visit me in the office yesterday and she told me she'll be dropping by again next week to hand me my presents. Guess what it is? Victoria's Secret goodies again! It seems like it's the official pasalubong (gift/present) from friends and relatives abroad.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Next Project: Learn How to Play Poker

Posted by The Queen Bee at Wednesday, April 01, 2009 0 comments
It's DVD night again and I have just finished watching Quantum of Solace after months of trying to get a copy. Daniel Craig is really a superb actor and he's probably the best James Bond ever, in my opinion. But I must say his debut Bond movie, Casino Royale is better than Quantum Solace. I am particularly amused with the poker scene in that movie which was basically a battle of wits and clever ha poker strategy. Poker is really an interesting mind game and I would love to learn how to play the game.

I know a few card games, one of which is the one that's popular here in our country which is the tong-its. But unlike tong-its, poker has several games. There are specific poker games and there are also mixed games. What's even more interesting about it is that strategies can be learned such as the 8 game strategy which is also called the Block Method. I guess that if I were to learn how to play poker, I better start with the 7 card stud rules which I heard is the easiest to learn.

Going back to my DVD marathon this evening, I have just finished watching two movies tonight. It's quite an accomplishment for me, thanks to the long vacation next week because I am hoping to finish all the other seven movies that I still have to watch.




 

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