Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Black Friday Shopping!

Thanksgiving day is coming very soon. Are you going to a family gathering on that day? Well, since we don’t have relatives here in California, it’s going to be only two of us, me and my husband. Anyway, I am more excited and looking forward to Black Friday and cyber monday.I would like to buy some computer hardware and other stuff. The stores will have huge discounts. And plus, I would also like to get some stuff for holiday gifts before December comes. For me, it is smarter to shop before holiday comes to avoid stress. On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you will definitely save a lot. Customarily, most stores offer huge sales on Black Friday here in the U.S. I would definitely take advantage of this big sale. Before I shop, it is best to check out some Ads at IblackFriday.com. This site is a great resource for ads, special deals, coupons and information for Black Friday. They cover retail stores like Best Buy, Radio Shack, Macy’s, Sears, etc. participating on Black Friday and some online stores such as Amazon, KB Toys, EB Games, Buy.com, Newegg.com, etc. for Cyber Monday. For sure, I am going to make a shopping list. It’s going to be a shopping spree!


I took this picture when we went for boating on our vacation in Oregon. Photo above is a houseboat floating on the Columbia river. I wonder what is it like to live on a houseboat? I'd probably get dizzy. It was such a nice and fun vacation we had. My father in-law has a boat so we went to cruise the Columbia river. The river is amazing.

Monday, October 27, 2008

gift ideas for all occasions!

It is 58 days until Christmas day. I’m having a countdown until Christmas day. For me, it is the most wonderful time of the year. Don’t you agree with me? We give and exchange gifts with our loved ones and friends. We see smiles, hear laughter and feel happy on that day.I can’t wait. But while waiting, it is about time to think of gifts before the holiday comes. Make a shopping list for holiday gifts. Make a list of something practical and useful. Hmmm I’d like to get some home stuff like cutlery, tableware etc. It would be an ideal gift for my mother in-law since she loves something like this. Anyway, I found a site that carries different handpicked cutlery and tableware. This is perfect for those, like me, who are looking for tableware. The site is called, ArthurPrice.com. Arthur Price is the most preferred and well-known cutlery store in UK. And has been in the business industry since 1902. They have elegant contemporary, classic, English luxury and sterling silver cutlery. They also have some other stuff for home, table, and weddings. This is one of the great sites to check out for gift ideas for all occasions.

Betty La Fea

I have been watching and following "Betty La Fea" Philippine version at Pinoy Channel TV. The story is getting more exciting. I used to watch the original version of "Betty La Fea"a few years ago when I was still in P.I. It is a popular soap opera in Columbia and won the "New York Latin Ace Award" for Best Scenic Program. There are many versions of this soap opera have been made in other countries. If you want to check out the Philippine version, go to Pinoy Channel TV.

Web hosting reviews and ratings

Are you looking for web hosting services? There are many web hosting services on the net today but it is hard to tell which one could cater to our needs and preference. I would like to get a web hosting service in one of these days; however, as I searched online I found a site that talks about Web Hosting. The site contains unbiased ratings and reviews on different web hosting providers. It is very detailed. The reviews are based on Editor's, webmasters and consumers. And at that site, I found some informative articles and blogs; and some coupon codes for discounts. I can say that this site is a good source of web hosting information.


It is Monday. I can hardly believe that the month of October is about to end soon. Time flies! Halloween will be here on Friday. Actually, I don't have any plans on Friday. I really don't know yet if I'd go somewhere. I still have to ask my husband and besides, I don't have a Halloween costume. I don't want to spend money on that because it is just passing. Or maybe I can improvise or customize a costume. I'm not really into this Halloween thing except for the candies. haha

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Early Learning Software

Holiday is coming. It makes me think of gifts. Lately, my husband has been thinking of getting a gift for his nephew this coming Christmas. I suggested something educational would be great for the baby. I would prefer early learning software – Little Reader Home Basic (see photo below). It is a downloadable software tool great for kids to learn how to read, to recognize things such as pictures, sound and video and to learn some foreign languages. This software is good for four months and up. You can find this at brillkids.com. Read the press release for additional information. I am pretty excited to share this software to his nephew.

October 23, 2008 – BrillKids Inc. announces the launch of Little Reader HOME BASIC, a downloadable software tool for parents and educators who wish to teach children to read in an easy, fun and efficient way. Suitable for children aged four months and up, Little Reader enables users to easily create flash cards, using the computer as a powerful platform with which to educate very young children. Incorporating methods developed over several decades by experts in the early learning field in their product’s functionality and design, BrillKids’ Little Reader is able to take advantage of the right-brain learning capabilities of children during the critical early years.

Following the success of their online community, BrillKids provides an answer to the needs of parents worldwide for a more convenient program with which to teach their young ones. Even with the burgeoning children’s product market filled with available educational videos, laminated flash cards, and pre-made slideshow presentations, none come close to providing complete customizable solutions for parents who want to teach their children in a more personalized way. “Little Reader is a groundbreaking program from BrillKids,” said KL Wong, CEO of BrillKids Inc. “Not only is it our very first software product to be made commercially available, it is also the project closest to my heart, having created it specifically for parents like me who could not find convenient ways with which I could create and personalize my little daughter’s flash card lessons. To know that Little Reader can put smiles on children’s faces when they see their parents’ pictures on the screen while being taught their first words about family is simply amazing.”

Helping Parents Teach Their Children to Read
Many parents have already witnessed the benefits of using the Little Reader program during the span of its three-month beta testing period. “I have thoroughly enjoyed using Little Reader - I thought I knew a lot about teaching reading to people of all ages - and particularly since I was a follower of Glenn Doman methods 40ish years ago,” said Amanda, a parent from Brazil. “That said - I have found Little Reader totally inspiring - it is very addictive, and it encourages the user to not only make use of the material provided in the program - but to create their own.”

“My kids really love Little Reader,” adds Paola from California. “This software gives my children lessons they can relate to - their own body/family/toys/pets. And the fact that people from all over the world using any language - even dialects - can come together, share concerns and experiences, give one another support, and contribute to the whole is absolutely amazing. I can honestly say that I don't know of any other software that is as versatile, meaningful and enjoyable as Little Reader.”

Making it Easy for the Busy Parent
BrillKids also offers hundreds of free additional learning library files which Little Reader users can simply download through their online community – a balm for parents who do not have the time to create their own content.

“In my very busy schedule as a working mother, I found Little Reader to be perfect teaching tool,” says Jane from South Carolina. “This program saves me so much time in preparing my teaching materials because it’s just so easy to use, turning ‘lesson time’ into ‘bonding time’ for my little Alyssa. The free additional library files are also fantastic – it’s so convenient to just download what I want, when I want them.”

Created by Parents for Parents
An overwhelming number of requests from parents worldwide spurred the creation of Little Reader, and BrillKids made it a point to take the development of this software closer to the hearts of those who inspired it to fruition through its customer-oriented forefront throughout the three-month beta testing period. The company took all suggestions and comments from an international pool of beta testers and integrated functions to satisfy what real parents need from an educational software program for young children.

Little Reader’s release brings the company closer to their aims of enhancing the quality of life for parents and parents-to-be, helping them give their child the gift of early literacy.

About BrillKids Inc
Founded in 2008, BrillKids Inc. is a privately held company and is part of the Kreative Land Group, which has its head office in Hong Kong. BrillKids Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets software solutions and services that make early childhood education as effortless and as fun-filled as possible. Information on BrillKids Inc. and its products and services is available at http://www.brillkids.com/little-reader/.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

back from vacation

Hi everyone! I am back from vacation. We went to Oregon to visit my husband's family and friends. It was very nice there. The climate was cooler than I thought. I guess, I underestimated the weather forecast. We had a lot of fun. I took some pictures in which I'll post them later. We drove from San Diego to Oregon. It was great road trip. It was raining on the way there. I got scared while driving through the mountain range. We actually went to Boring, Oregon. It was not boring at all! Anyhoo, I really liked it there. The place is really green. We'd like to get a place there someday. I think I'd prefer to live in a cool place or I don't know. I've never tried it before. Ok, enough of blah, blah. More posts later... gotta go!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Learn about MyTrybe

One of the ways to increase traffic to your site is through linking to other sites. There is a new social networking for site publishers. It allows an individual to connect to people who share the same interests, tastes and the things they love. It is a “taste networking” at MyTrybe. It lets you build your own network of people, called a “Trybe”. This is an innovative way of exposing your blog site or website on the net.

How to start? You have to sign up or register first. You will be asked to put the topics or tastes that interest you such as art, fashion, entertainment, travel, food, and any area where personally pertinent and relevant to your site. Then you can start building your own personal taste network. MyTrybe will search and connect you to people or other members who share the same tastes like yours.

In addition, other members can rate each item that a person lists using a sliding scale. MyTrybe will learn what you like and connect you to people like you. And you can also connect to people like you by putting a widget on your site. Learn more & get the widget. Be exposed and get noticed by people like you.



Aluminum is a common ingredient in deodorant and antiperspirant. It is linked to Alzheimer's disease, brain disorder, breast cancer etc. Aluminum compounds or aluminum salts, such as aluminum oxide are key ingredients in almost antiperspirant. They are powerful ingredients that close pores and stop sweat and odor. Antiperspirants may leave the outside of the body smelling fresh and clean but unfortunately toxins will remain inside your body. This explains that antiperspirants have been connected to problems with the sweat glands and lymph glands in and around the underarms.

I stopped using deodorant that contains aluminum. I am using now Naturally Fresh crystal deodorant. It is 100% all pure and natural and does not contain toxic ingredients. It is made of pure mineral salts that provide 24-hour odor protection, fragrance-free, and non-staining. It allows the pores in our armpit to excrete toxins naturally.

Long Beach collision repair shop

Auto body repair is a tough job. There are many auto body shops nowadays and most them – they charge you way too high. That’s why you have to pick the best auto repair shop that bring your car back to its shape and look. However, if you happen to live in Long Beach, Ca and are looking for auto body repair shop, try long beach collision repair shop or the Estorga’s collision repair. To make an appointment for an estimate, direction and contact no., just click on the link I provided here.