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Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Out of the blue, I decided to send a package to the Philippines using balikbayan box. I realized that it's more practical than using the priority box in the post office. The balikbayan box is 24x24x24. It's big enough to put a lot of stuffs in there. I can put tools, plasma mounts , clothes, shoes and canned goods. It's unlimited weight so I don't have to worry about the weight. In the post office, it has to be less than 20 lbs. for $53 as compared to the balikbayan box which is only $50 more and you can put everything that will fit there. This is gonna be my present for my family because I haven't sent them a package last Christmas. They will be surprised. I am excited to get the package done and ship it next week.

Friday, June 25, 2010

USPS Versus Balikbayan

I am having a headache as to which mode of shipping I'm going to send my package to the Philipines. I will send vitamins and medicines for my family because they're out of stock already. For some reason, my father liked that I sent to him compared to what he bought from there. It will cost me more than $50 for shipping if I use the United States Postal Service so I decided that I will just use the Balikbayan box option just like the Atlas Shippers  because it's just a matter of $30 difference but I can put more stuffs in there because it's unlimited weight. I'm going through my husband's shop right now so I can send some tools too. I will put dresses, accessories for my family such as watches, purse ad shoes. I will send some door chimes , curtains and rags for the house. My friend who's gonna bring the package to the bay area will pick this up this weekend so I better get the packing started and have it ready for her.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Guests List

So far I have 19 kids plus the parents in my list guests list for Eric's 3rd birthday party. I'm not sure if all of them can go because some of them are gone for their Disney vacations. They're supposs to be back before the party but we know how fun it is being in the theme parks, they might extend their vacation. Just to be on safe side, I still include them in my list. I will serve, cheese, crackers, fruits, hotdogs, juice, ice cream and cake for the kids. For the adults will be white spaghetti, egg rolls, noodles and kabob sticks. I will cook extra egg roll so that my husband can bring at work since they can't attend this year. Last year, it was fun because they bring the fire truck but they won't be able to do this year because it's Engine 11's turn. My husband is in Engine 12. I hope many kids can come so it will be more fun and exciting.


Me and baby Sophia went to the urgent care last week because she was wheezing. I called our family doctor but the nurse advised us to go to the urgent care instead. Sophia has Bronchospasm and Bronchiolitis.

Bronchospasm can be caused by allergies, asthma, a respiratory infection, or reaction to a medication. The bronchi are the two tubes connecting the windpipe to the left and right lungs. If the bronchi become irritated and inflamed, they can constrict or narrow. This makes it hard to breathe.

A child with bronchospasm may cough, wheeze or be short of breath.The inflamedarea produces mucus, which can partially block the airways. The chest muscles can tighten. The che child can also have a fever.

Thanks to God, Sophia don't have a fever that's why she was just given to be given at home. A very young child or child with severe bronchospasm may be admitted to the hospital for observation, intravenous fluids and oxygen.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Turning Three Is Lots of Fun

We went to Brookings, Oregon today to buy stuffs for Eric's birthday on the fourth of July. Yes, my lil man is a 4th of July baby and he's turning three. There will be many changes for him most especially that he's going to preschool on September 7. I'm excited for him because he likes going to school. He likes to hang-out with his sister at her school. Preschool is fun. There's a lot of fun activities. The preschool furnitures encourages the kids to participate and enhance their interests in going to school. They have arts and crafts, colorful cubbies and activity centers. I'm excited for him.I can't wait to see him with his backpack.How time flies.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Not Today

This week I've been eating too much. I've been drinking too much soda. I gained back my weight two months ago. Oh no, do I have to take the  best weight loss pill now? I have to attend a wedding on the 29th and I can't be bigger because I already bought my dress and the accessories that will go with it. That's why I pass when one of my friends invited me to eat in a Chinese Restaurant. Her son was the first placer in his Karate tournament so she wants to celebrate it with us. But not today. Besides, I promised the kids that we're going to Fred Meyer. A promise is a promise.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Raining All Day

It's pouring with heavy rains today, but I don't really mind because it's not cold. I don't have to bundle up. I just don't like it when I have to bring Baby Sophia and Eric outside when I drop Steph to school. Like today, there is no vacant parking are close to school so we have to parked a lil bit farther so we have to walk in the heavy rain. That's why Eric and Sophia's cough never go away. I can't let Stephanie miss school today because it's her sharing day. She brought one of her favorite stuffed toys and shared it to her classmates. I'm glad that school is almost over. I'm excited for the next school because my son is going to preschool.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Root Canal

On June 11, is the schedule for my root canal for two teeth. Darn it's expensive!When I was in the Philippines, I was gonna have these two teeth extracted. The #11 and #13. But Dr. Lou don't want to do it because I was pregnant. I totally understand her. And that was three years ago. Then last month, was my annual dental check-up, I found out that it has to be scheduled for a root canal. You know how dental insurance goes, they don't cover everything.I'm searching for a better dental insurance companies and asked for quotes and then I also asked for  life insurance quotes . Sometimes they come in package, if you buy a health insurance, dental insurance, house insurance etc., ite's cheaper. Oh well, I'll see because on the 7th, I still have to go to my dentist before the endodontist for cleaning. I think if I'll have them extract it, it would be cheaper. Oh la la.

I'm So Jealous

Hubby's not working today so I'm so happy even though it's raining. We went to Denny's for breakfast. I took advantage of him being home because once he go back to work, he will be very busy and will be working on the weekends. He might be assigned to Alaska too for a couple of weeks. I'm just glad that he was able to get a good sleep last night. I'm so jealous because he's sleeping soundly. I never got that kind of sleep lately. I wish I can take a sleeping pill but I have a baby to take care. But my sweetheart deserves a very good sleep. Once the fire season kicks, he can barely get a good night sleep. He's a hero. I'm so proud of him and all the firefighters in the world.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

All Natural

If you have kids, there is always a tendency that you forgot to take care of yourself. I'm telling you, I can no longer take a shower no longer than 30 minutes.Gone are the days when I get to enjoy a nice warm bubble bath. I'm always in a rush. But don't get me wrong. I rather be busy and have kids, My kids are my life. Their needs come first before mine. Besides, I can always have alternatives just to make my life easier. For example, I don't mind spending extra bucks for an all natural make-up so that I don't have to worry about going to sleep with my make-up on a very busy and exhausting day. My mineral  make-up is so good that it won't harm my skin even if I go to sleep wearing it. That's why I'm using all natural products from my moisturizer, natural acne cleanser, lotion, toner etc. because they're gentle to the skin and they don't have ingredients that are strong and harmful. I have this friend who is 3 years younger than me. She has wrinkles already. I know that it's inevitable but I'm grateful that right now I don't have those facial problems yet.
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