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Hello and welcome to my site. A personal page for me to blog about my experiences, spur of the moment thoughts, feelings, travel, and etc. I hope you have fun reading my entries as much as I enjoyed writing them. Please feel free to leave your comments and messages.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hills Pet Nutrition for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

My husband and I have been taking care of dogs as our pets for as long as we can remember.  Right now, we have three canines living with us (one shih-tzu, and 2 Chinese Sharpeis).  Since I am due to deliver our first baby next month, we are very excited to get them all together and play.

Our dogs are old, specially the shih-tzu who is already 9 years old.  He does not show any signs of aging yet because he remains very active and playful.  We hope that our little four-legged angels can watch our baby grow up in to a young man with us.  To make sure that happens, we'll be making sure that we give them the best nutrition and attention all through out.

We have always been cautious with the food that we give them since some dog food gives them allergies or some sort of irritation after eating it.  This is why we choose to feed them products that may help them with their mobility, coat, and resistance.

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Aside from my pending application for WIC and medical card, my husband and I are preparing all the other things we need before our baby comes this September.

We did our first shopping last week for the baby, and I could not believe how overwhelming and emotional that experience was. The fact that I am really going to be parent soon really sunk in at that moment. We got the basics down first, like the clothes, bottles, shampoo, and diapers. We'll be getting the other things we need like the cribs, car seat, and stroller hopefully next week.

I've been searching the internet for great deals ever since I hit my 8th month in pregnancy. I can't believe the prices they have here in the US for baby stuffs. I guess, you can't argue with that since they make sure that everything you buy for your baby here is safe.

We still need a lot of help. I'm even thinking that maybe you can never be really ready when that day comes. Especially when it's our first. :D

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NMEDA for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's tough to be working as a caregiver anywhere in the world.  It involves a lot of physical strains from lifting, bending, and cleaning after their patients.  I admire how the United States brought in their time, money, and effort in providing service to the disabled and elderly people which offers additional jobs in the health care industry at the same time.

However, with the technology nowadays, companies are now able to create gadgets to provide more comfort to both patient and caregiver.  One role for companions or health care providers is to take their patients to their doctor's appointments, accompany them when they do their groceries, and etc....  Basically to assist them move from one point to another safely.   NMEDA is a non-profit association that helps by assisting consumers into finding the perfect mobility equipment like wheelchair vans, lifts, and other safety mobile products from a qualified dealer.  It's easy to browse over the internet and assume that this gadget might help you with your situation, but through NMEDA, a professional dealer can help you buy exactly what you need since one's condition is always unique from the other.

This kind of technology can lighten any caregiver's work load.  But it's impact generally affects the patients which is more important because they can feel more independent and free from their physical disabilities.

Feel free to check out NMEDA for more information.  You can type your zip code or state on their page to discover a dealer near your area.

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At 8 Months

I rarely write about my journey during pregnancy because I want to create a simple scrap book as the months go along. And when you're pregnant, taking a picture of yourself is the least thing you want to be doing because you've gotten bigger or uglier.

Women just mostly talk about the great experiences like the baby's first kick, ultrasound, and the father's involvement in the whole course. However, the downside of pregnancy which is the morning sickness, weight gain, stretchmarks, skin irritation, and etc is tabooed. Who would want to dwell on that topic anyways when you know someone perfect will come out from you after 9 months.

I guess one of the reasons why I don't share too much about my experience is because I have a lot of things going on around my head while I'm at this stage. It's nerve racking enough since this is my first pregnancy, but when you add certain factors like money, where to deliver, and whose going to accompany me during the labor gets me more stressed out since I'm a thousand miles away from home.

However, despite of all the things I have to figure out with less than a month before the due date, I try to enjoy the ride and take care of myself and the baby as good as I can. Knowing that I'll be having my own little boy after a few weeks takes the anxiety away. That fact comforts me more than anything else in the world.

I'm very excited to see my little man. Mom's just counting the days until you can rest on my arms.

First Day High

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bealls for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's almost mid-August and you can already feel the cold breeze of fall.  During this time, students realize that summer vacation is over and a new school year is about to start. 

This takes me back to the time I was in their shoes.  I was anxious and excited for every first day of school.  Anxious because I did not know what to expect from the new subjects and faces I will be encountering for the whole year, however, very excited since I know that before everything kicks off, I will be shopping with my mom and siblings for new clothes, shoes, and school supplies.

My parents were always on their toes during this certain season.  Even at such an early age I knew how stressful this time of the year were for them since they had to worry about the tution fees and other school-related expenses.  This is why we acquire the things we need for school either too early or too late because we can only do our shopping at the same time the stores have its sale.  I am thankful that I was used to this kind of practice since I can do the same thing with my son in the future. 

Now that we live in a computer-dependent era, a lot of great deals for back to school season is also available online which becomes just one click away.  Bealls for example has a wide range of accessories and apparels for any age that allows you to choose whatever style you want your child to present.  Unifroms are included in their selection too.  If you check out their store and website, you get to save more money compared to buying them from elsewhere.  With their prices, you would think that they have a sale all year round.

Happy shopping moms!  Don't forget that aside from the fun you are getting from shopping unbelievable bargains, savour this unique bonding time with your child as well.

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Net10 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I'm a traveler, been around many countries and cities. So far I have stayed the longest for vacation here in the United States.  Coming from the Philippines, I was used to cheap phone plans whether prepaid or postpaid.  That is why I was so surprised to find out that communication costs so much here in the US.  However, since I will be staying in the country for almost a year, I have to get my own phone and service provider to be in touch with people back home. 

As mentioned in my previous posts, I started using AT&T at first because that was the cheapest available thing in Walmart at the time.  The down side about that was my monthly bill for a month was 60 USD for unlimited talk and text.  Now that I have been here long enough to know the ups and downs of some network companies, I can see the Light.  I got to discover other telecommunication brands that offers the best deal that makes you save more for other stuffs in the future.  One of which is the Net10 $50 Unlimited Plan which allows real NET10 customer to access unlimited SMS, call, and data everyday without any contracts and credit checks.

Using it easy.  You can purchase Net10 phones from trusted manufacturers like LG, Kyocera, Motorola, Nokia, and Samsung starting as low as 15 USD.  After activating the connection, you can already start making calls and texts to anyone nationwide and you may reload minutes through the internet or any nearby store anytime.

Since I am away from my family who are in the Philippines and other states right now, the strong reception nationwide gets the user more comfortable and smooth conversations with their loved ones without having to worry about high international call rates.

Search this amazing plan on Facebook to learn more of their offers.  Or you can follow Net10 on twitter to become updated with their latest deals.

You can check out this video of real NET10 customer who is satisfied with the switch they have made with Net10:

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I saw this video in Facebook because a few of my friends posted it on their wall. It's about a young boy who sells souvenirs to tourists for a living in Clark, Pampanga. I don't really know much about how the video was caught but I'm guessing that the people who took it was amazed as I was with this boy's big talent.

Thanks to the people who made an effort in sharing this video in the internet. I'm sure this will open wonderful doors to this young local boy. Happy viewing.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I got here in the United States last May and it has always been a struggle to find the perfect network provider since I have not established my credit score yet.  Because of this, most companies do not find me eligible for any of their payment plans.  I end up having to get the no-commitment phone plans that costs more expensive than it should. 

Since cellphones are becoming a necessity nowadays, I had to go for the other big service provider's hook, line and sinker in desperation.  Due to the urgency at the moment, I did not have time to make further research on as to which company provides the best and cheapest service, so I went with AT&T that charges me 60 USD per month for unlimited call and text! This was very frustrating since I knew that what I had was very expensive for something that cuts off a nice conversation every now and then due to bad reception. 

Fortunately, I got to know about Straight Talk through the internet and I was surprised to know that I can call a friend or any one else at just 45 USD per month.  Aside from unlimited call, the 45 USD plan includes unlimited SMS and Web as well with a flexible low rate for international calls and no additional charge for 411.  Basically, it's everything you need plus more, because Straight talk Plans does not require any contract.  Definitely, something to be excited about!

New and refurbished phones from Nokia, LG, Samsung, Motorola, and Kyocera at your choice are available in Walmart starting from 10 USD each without any activation, reactivation, or termination fee.  That surely gets you off a good start with your savings.  Because the average bill per month for unlimited talk, text, and web plans is 80 USD, I save 420 USD per year!  Certainly, this allows me to to save money for my love of travelling.  Nothing feels richer than having to go to other beautiful places for pleasure.  Next stop for me this year will be New York!  I bet reading about this lets you already imagine what you'll be buying for yourself with all that money saved up once you've switched like me. 

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My cousin took us to AMC theater earlier today to watch the Captain America movie. I wasn't all excited at first because I was not as fascinated with that superhero compared to the other leading characters Stan Lee had created.

I still went and watch though because my husband wanted to see the movie anyways. Seeing the movie was my first encounter with one of the first comic hero created earlier in the last century. It was pretty cool that the story was somehow linked during the war with Hitler before. Countries at war at the time was already figuring out scientific ways as to how they can create their very own "super soldiers". It's so cool how the creator had though about story lines like these that probably sounded ridiculous during the 1940's. Stan Lee is a true visionary. Now that we posses the right technology, producers are able to interpret his life long works as if it was reality.

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