Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Domain, Blogging and Payday Loans

I have always been thinking of creating yet another blog, but I still didn't find the time to do so. But last night, I saw an 'alert' from my friend that Godaddy is offering a domain for 1$ in honor of the Godaddy's girl, Jillian Michaels. I just needed to key in the code and wolaah, I get to buy the domain for a dollar. And it wasn't a .info domain but a .com!

So, I immediately headed over to Godaddy and tried it out. And yes, I did get to buy it for only 1$ plus 18 cents of ICann fee. So, now I got a new domain and just need to ask my friend on how to set it up then I'm ready to be blogging my heart out. :)

If you don't know yet, blogging has been a hobby of mine that has actually become an earning opportunity. I believe God has used this 'hobby' as an opportunity to bless us. There were times when finances were tight and getting a online payday loans could have helped but because I had my blog earnings, we were able to pay some bills. I haven't tried getting quick payday loans or same day payday loans but that would be the last resort for us since we want to be debt free.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dead Sea Products

Have you ever heard about the dead sea products that is said to be good for the skin? Well, I've heard a little about this before and it's only now that I got to see some of the products in the site. I wonder if these products are effective.

But on the other hand, I really want to see the Dead Sea in Israel. Visiting Israel is even one of my dream destinations. I wonder if this dream can become a reality. It must really be a wonderful experience to go and see the places where Jesus has been.

Almost Done!

There's only a few more weeks left and we're done with our 1st year of homeschooling! Yay! Though it was quite a challenge getting into a normal routine, but the challenge was just worth as I've seen how my daughter has learned so much in a year and is just hungry for more knowledge. We do still have to iron some things out though like improving her writing and letting her love Math. Opps.. I think she's like me.. Math is one of my least favorite subject.

And after her first homeschooling year is done, we are just ready to start a new school year as our materials are already with us. This time, I have a new student to teach and it is my prayer that I will be able to handle both with much patience and joy. :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Feeling Weak

Hubby hasn't been feeling so well since he came back from his trip. He has been having abdominal pain, vomiting and feeling rather weak. At first, we thought it was gastric pain and just let him take medicine to relieve him of the pain. But since there wesn't any much improvement after taking the medicine, we decided to have him checked in the hospital. It's good that our friend is here so, he was the one who drove the car and accompanied Hubby to go to the hospital. I on the other hand stayed home and took care of the kids. The kids never got a chance though to see the nurses in their Cherokee scrubs, tooniforms or Dickies scrubs. I heard they have these kinds of scrubs in other hospitals but I'm not so sure whether they wear them here in our local hospitals.

Anyways, the doctor's finding was food poisoning. He must have gotten it from his trip. As he is resting now, we are praying for strength and for complete healing. I really think he needs to rest well.. he must have been to stressed out and tired from his entire travel to Malaysia, Indonesia and back.

The Surprise for Kids

Hubby's back from Indonesia and we're so glad that he's home. The kids were extremely excited that it took them quite some time to sleep the night before the arrival. They're not just excited for their Appa to be back home but also for the 'surprise' that is in store for them. The surprise were actually toys given to them from someone in Malaysia. It was so funny how the kids thought the Hubby bought all their 'dream toys' from Indonesia. We had to to explain to our kids that it was given by someone and indeed they have to thank God for answering their prayers through someone they barely know.

God is just amazing as to how He meets even our kids' desires. If he is so concern even with the children's desire for nice toys and how much more for our prayers and concerns.

Anyways, Hubby still brought some nice batik and trinkets from Indonesia. They have these keychains that can actually be personalized. I'm sure they have more personalized items there with the use of plating systems. Yes, a lot of things can be done with plating equipment or electroplating systems... oh, I'm just glad that the wait is finally over...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thank God It's Thursday

Thank God that it's already Thursday! That means, it's almost the weekend! I'm most excited about this particular weekend because Hubby will be back from his trip. Oh, it's not easy to be 'trapped' in our house for the whole week with 2 kids. But I just thank God for His grace and strength. I was still able to do homeschool except for an afternoon that my boy didn't sleep and I was able to catch up with my housechores. But still, we miss the man of the house and can't wait to see him this weekend! :)

Ready, Reset, Go!

My friend has given me a pack of Usana's nutrimeal. I've tried this before and it's called the Reset plan since it's aim is to reset your body by detoxifying and letting you curb your cravings. This pack has actually been with me for weeks now,but I haven't got the 'courage' to do it yet. Because this will require me to just take the nutrimeal ( shake) 3 times a day for 5 days with 1 or 2 servings of veggies a day. But tomorrow, I'm going to start Day 1 and I will do my best to be successful. ;) It is my aim to live healthily and I'm proud to say that I've already started my exercises. My next target will be my 'nutrition' which is actually a bit more hard for me to do. That's why I'm planning to do this detox and reset pack first.

And speaking of detox, there is another kind of detox that needs suboxone treatment detox centers to work. I'm sure this will be helpful for those who know some people who needs some treatment from opiates or other kind of medication.

My Flashlight Phone

Phones are getting more and more hi tech these days. First was the TV phone and then now we have the wifi and 3G phones. I don't even know anymore what are the latest brands and models of these hi tech phones. Just now, I heard about new htc incredible s. If you ask me what's the difference between this and a blackberry,I wouldn't know unless I google it.

But with the phones getting 'smarter' and more hi tech, I'm still thankful for my LG flashlight phone! This phone has helped me find a number of things when it's dark and has lighted our path when we walked in one of the villages at night. If I would have 3 things to bring in an 'survivor island', I would have to bring my flashlight phone with me. It's not just a flashlight but it's also a phone. LOL!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Come, December Come

December is still six months away, but we are just so excited to go back home for Christmas. We've already bought our plane tickets ( one way) a few months back since there was a 50% promo fare from Cebu Pacific. Now, we're waiting and praying for another promo fare with travel dates from January 2012 onwards, so we can also book our return tickets. :)

Our waiting seems so long and our stay in the Philippines will actually be so short ( about 2 weeks) but nevertheless we're so thankful of the opportunity to spend Christmas and New Year with our loved ones. This is actually our very first time to be complete as a whole family ( brother and sisters with in-laws) to celebrate Christmas and New year together.

And now, we will just continue to start saving for this trip so, we can really enjoy ourselves with our family. Actually, we've already started saving up some small trinkets of souvenirs for friends and relatives too. I find this to be very helpful so that we don't have to buy everything in one go. It does save a lot of money.

Traveling is really costly but it takes a lot of planning and budgeting to make this possible. For other people, they opt to do payday loans online, so they can have some cash when they travel. But for me, I would want to save up ahead of time, even if it'll take me months. I want don't want to think of loan payments after the trip, that's why.

Oh, December, please come quickly.. we can't wait to go back home..

Of Stars and How Great Is Our God

Our science lesson for our homeschool for today is an overview of the stars and the planets. We're using the internet-linked encyclopedia but surprisingly there weren't any suggested links for today. I thought of just letting my girl see the photos from the Hubble Site but I then remembered about Louie Giglio's How Great Is our God preaching where he has given a perfect illustration of God's greatness. I thought this can give my daughter an understanding of the space as God's creation.

And true enough, I saw her intently listening to the preaching, laughing when Louie Giglio cracks joke about the golf ball and also saw her mouth wide open as she saw the vastness of the biggest star. I, on the other hand was reminded of God's awesomeness. Indeed, we are just even less than a speck in the universe yet God has created each one of us with such detail and uniqueness. Our God is more than amazing and our problems are indeed so minute compared to who God is and what He can do in our lives.

With many us overly concerned with our clothes, our food or whether we should get overnight loans, it's about time that we should focus less on ourselves and focus more on the greatness of God. I'm just speaking from my personal conviction. I hope and pray that I will never ceased to be amazed as to how enormous our God is. Anyways, if you haven't watched the video by Louie Giglio yet, you can search it in YouTube, Louie Giglio, How Great is Our God. :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What's God's Plan for Her?

My girl is only 7 years old yet she has already been thinking very seriously of what she wants to become when she grows up. Last year, she had a very long list of ambitions from surfer to preacher. Then last week, she decided to be an archeologist and nothing else. But today, she changed her mind again... but for the better.

She actually approached me this morning after her personal devotion and she said she doesn't want to be an archeologist anymore but she wants to know what God's plan for her when she grows up. She then told me that she'll remind me to pray for her during our one-on-one nightly devotions. And true enough, she didn't forget and reminded me to pray for God's plan (will) for her life before she went to bed.

As a parent, I'm just so blessed with my girl. As young as she is, she's already willing to give up her 'dreams' and pursue God's plan for her life. I know God will honor her desire and prayers and in due time He will reveal and fulfill HIS plans for my daughter.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ( Jeremiah 29:11)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Reluctant Passenger

Hubby was telling me one time that I should get back to driving the car while we were on the way to Carrefour. But before, I could answer him, a voice from behind, interrupted and said, " I don't want Amma to drive again because I might lose another tooth!" LOL! That was my daughter talking. Last year, my daughter's tooth got knocked out after I suddenly stopped the car while the security guards in Carrefour asked me to stop so they can check the trunk. As panicky as I was, I stepped on the break so hard that my daughter who was sitting from behind hit her tooth on the box in between the front seats.

I jokingly told them that maybe I can only get back to driving when I have my own automatic mini car, in which I don't have to be stressed out in parking it or stepping on the clutch so hard to change the gears. The smaller cars are actually cheaper nowadays, especially the Malaysian brand, but then we have to think about loan secured car title and other stuff. It's impractical for us to have two cars and even funnier if we change to a smaller car just for my sake. :)


I want our house to be clutter-free. Well, who doesn't? :) Yes, I can easily take care of the clutter on the tables or shelves, but it's a bit difficult for me to dispose of the 'paper clutter'. We have boxes of these 'papers' or documents, some important while some are not. From Christian magazines we've subscribed to conference notes and etc. They are all inside the boxes. There were a few times when Hubby and I sorted through all these boxes and ended up throwing one large plastic-full of these papers and magazines, but many of them are still left behind. Sometimes there are just things ( or rather 'trash') that's more difficult to throw; the year 2002 planner that's full of memories, the year 2000 journal that's full of 'revelations' and etc. It'll truly be a great idea to do document management solutions . This is actually a great technology where all your documents are scanned and stored in a system. In that way, even if you lose or throw away your hard copies, they can still be retrieved in the computer. I guess, this is the best solution for 'paper clutter' to disappear.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Astronaut and Archeologist

It’s amusing to listen to kids when we ask them about their ambitions. My son said he wants to be an astronaut after he ‘read’ through his book about Space. My daughter on the other hand said she wants to be an archeologist. Kids these days are getting more ‘hi tech’. I’ve never heard of these professions when I was their age. All I wanted to be was to be an Architect. But I ended taking up Interior Design since I was so scared of Maths. LOL! Just now, I’ve read through an article about zoloft lawyers. Remember, Zoloft, the medicine for depression, it has been reported to have negative effects that may cause birth defects.
Anyways, back to my kids’ ambitions, I don’t know whether they will pursue the same ambitions as they grow up. I’m not particularly so concern with how ‘high’ they can achieve. As long as their lives will be used by God and be a blessing to other people, I will be the happiest mom in the world.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Box Day 2011

Our homeschool materials for this year have arrived and our kids were so excited to see their new books. It'll be the first homeschool year for my li'l boy and the second for my girl. My daughter actually hasn't finished her materials from last year but since we already have the provision for the materials ( Thank you, Lord!), we decided to buy a bit earlier.

So, here are my kids and their new books! I thank God for Sonlight, as their materials are really superb!! It made homeschooling easier for me as well as an enjoyable experience for my daughter.

Healthy Little Guy

I am so grateful that our little boy has already fully recovered from that operation he had months before. When he was in pain and was in bed for days, I was worried about so many things. Some foreigners are just too scared at the thought of being operated in a foreign land – we were too, but at that point it was an emergency and definitely calls for an immediate operation. The doctor did a very good job. It was a risk to take, but I was glad of our decision. We continually thank God for keeping our boy safe.

Stories about victims of medical malpractice might have crossed my mind during that time. I really don’t know what to do if that would have happened, since there are no Austin Personal Injury Attorneys here in Thailand who are trained to fight for people who are victims of negligence on the part of doctors or any medical practitioner.

But thank God it’s all over now and my boy is healthier than ever!

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