Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ultimate Flirting Championship

I just played an online game called Ultimate Flirting Championship where your objective is to achieve Victory Hair by playing this game. I was the judge in the round I played and played with two other guys. I got the advantage of asking them questions and scored who answered the best. It was fun, especially since there was a chat widget at the right side which allowed you to chat with the other players, and eventually chat privately with the winner.

I liked the part wherein you could dress up your avatar and even choose an Extreme Style by VO5 hairstyle for your avatar. The guys I played with started off really cheesy, especially with the pick-up lines they chose when responding to the questions I picked. But lines like "You had me at hello" and "You complete me" from Jerry Maguire or the classic "Will you love me for the rest of my life? No, I'll love you for the rest of mine" from Phenomenon with John Travolta would have swept me off my feet and would have urged me to pick a winner right then and there.

Do try out the game below and see what happens. Who knows, flirting with one of the players might just as well lead into you finding Mr. or Ms. Right? Well, good luck in the game and good luck flirting!

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A Tiring Day at SSS Valenzuela

Henry and I just came home from a very tiring day at the SSS Office in Valenzuela City. We fell in line for hours and hours so that I could file my Maternity Reimbursement when I was pregnant with Nicole. I had called their Customer Service and I was informed of the requirements that I needed to present which were also the requirements that were listed at the back of the form. When we got there, the hours of falling in line turned out to be just a matter of minutes - the lady at the counter asked me for a totally different requirement that needed me to go back to my previous employer and have them sign a card of some sorts. I also had to write a letter explaining why I was not able to file my Maternity Reimbursement at a sooner time.

I just feel so bad that I had to be tired with Henry. He has to review information about Ilocos prior to his trip on the 31st and yet he chooses to go with me and fix my documents. What I hate even more is the fact that nothing happened with our trip. If it weren't for the money we would be getting as reimbursement I would prefer not to fall in such long lines and wait on counters with snappy government employees. It's ironic that they're snappy at the people who pay their salaries - taxpayers like myself.

I wish that the Philippine government would centralize their data in such a way that it would be easier for people to file and retrieve documents regardless of which branch they go to. Like if you were born in the province and is currently in Manila, you can go to any City Hall and request a copy from it there. In my case, I had to go to SSS Valenzuela because this is where I reside. It's a good thing that it's somewhat near where I live, but what about those who have to travel miles just to get a certain document? I wish improvements in the system will be in place soon. But if soon is too much to ask, at least the system would be organized by the time Keisha and Nicole are older.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Cisco Certified

Since I work for a technical account in a contact center, I get a lot of exposure to networking tools, computers, routers, and other stuff I didn't know a lot about before. One of my officemates happens to be a graduate of a computer-related course and the Cisco certification is part of their curriculum. I've always wondered exactly what that was, and upon visiting Cisco's website, these words defined it best - "it is the language that connects the world."

Nowadays, if you know a lot about computers, you can be an IT support for a company, a network engineer, and other positions that require computer knowledge (and usually pay more). You can even go to different countries and expand your experience with different types of networking systems which will ultimately enhance your knowledge and make you better at what you do.

My officemate is currently preparing for his Cisco certification exam, and he is both nervous and excited. If he passes (which I hope he does) he will be able to apply for any job anywhere in the world that is related to the field of Information Technology. He will be able to earn a whole lot more than what he currently does, and even though he might be a Filipino, he is of equal standing with other Cisco certified people as they all passed the same exam regardless of race and ethnicity.

I am hoping that he finishes his exam as he already has a job in mind - a network analyst in a company in UK that would pay a 6 figure income each month when converted to our currency. It would mean a lot to his family - his parents can stop working, he can support his brother's college tuition and he just might have enough money to start a business their family can manage. For him and other people who would want to succeed in this modern world of ours, getting Cisco certified is the way to go.

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A Beautifully Painful Place

On the 31st of this month, Henry will be off on a long trip to Ilocos again. It's a very beautiful place (although I've never been there yet) and he'll be back around th 4th or the 5th of August. He'll be away for like a week, which is like an eternity for me.

He hasn't even gone away yet but I'm already beginning to be sad. Just imagining that I won't be able to see his face when I get home from a stressful day at work or wake up with his kiss and his embrace during the night is enough to make me cry. There'll be no one to prepare my meals when I wake up and my packed lunch I bring for work.

The money he'll earn will be enough to pay for Keisha's tuition that's due this August. It'll be a great help for our budget. But must we sacrifice time away from each other for our kids. I'll just have to start counting the days before he comes home.

Tomorrow I'll be preparing his clothes for the trip and ironing his shirts as well. With a heavy heart I'll be packing his clothes and I'll eagerly wait for his arrival home.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Zenni Optical

Zenni Optical $8 Rx Eyeglasses are available online. There are hundreds of frames to choose from that will surely fit anyone's budget. Incredible stylish new frames from Zenni are also available, and a visit to their website is certainly worth the visit. It's no surprise that Zenni Optical was on FOX news! as they are able to sell such great glasses at the fraction of the cost.

Why, you might ask? Simply because Zenni Optical manufactures their own products and sells them directly to their consumers online, thus saving on the cost of middlemen and advertising as their products are available online.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Nicole is Sick

What is it with babies and teething that always causes a fever? I don't get why their entire bodies have to suffer with a fever when it's just a small tooth that's coming out of their gums.

I pity Nicole. She's down with a fever for no apparent reason except for a certain part of her gum being swollen and it seems a tooth is coming out. My usually cheerful and energetic year old second daughter just wants to be carried and cries a lot.

I guess her gums hurt really bad. I'm thinking it would be the same like when my wisdom tooth came out. She already has 6 of her teeth out, I just hope this won't keep happening for every single tooth that's going to come out next.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have Twins!

My favorite actor and actress just gave birth to twins. Congratulations!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Nervously Excited

Today at work I submitted a letter of intent to my immediate supervisor as I wanted to apply as a Quality Assurance Specialist at work. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. Of course, I am keeping my fingers crossed that I do get accepted, but half of me is worried that I'm just going to make a fool of myself and I will probably not get the position.

I'll need Henry to print my resume later today, as we didn't have colored ink at work, just black. So I asked my team leader to print my letter of intent and had him sign it.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I do get accepted, but if I don't, then that's just fine. At least I can still be with my friends at work.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

How to Add Social Bookmarking Buttons on Blogger

I recently came across a site called Add This and it lets one add social bookmarking buttons like Digg, Delicious, et all on your blog. These buttons can be added easily if you have a website with only a few pages, but when you have a blog like this and have hundreds of posts, adding these buttons manually can be a bit of a tedious job.

On the site called Add This, there are buttons to choose from, like the one below which is a drop down button, or you can add just the regular button. Try out the button below (wink! wink!) and see how it goes. Also, the best part is, there is a code you can add to your blog template's HTML code that will automatically generate a button for every single blog post you have. So, even old posts of yours automatically have the social bookmarking button.

I'm really glad that I stumbled upon the site called Add This. I've been meaning to add these buttons before, but the thought of adding them manually made me say no. Now, with the code added into my blog's template in less than 5 minutes, I can sit back and relax. I can even monitor and track how my posts are shared! Thanks, Add This!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Seriously Disappointed

I feel so sorry for my eldest daughter Keisha. She was so disappointed when we went to a mall tour of a TV show she watches everyday as the celebrity whom she has a kiddie crush on turned out to be such a jerk. She asked me to write on her blog about how she felt about Mark Herras, who in real life is such a snob.

You can read about how Keisha felt here.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Am I a Killjoy?

I just got home from work. I was a little bit late than usual because the entire production floor was busy with making final arrangements for the outing this 5 - 6. Some agents were rehearsing dance steps, others were rehearsing songs for the singing contest, and others like me just sat down and took in calls.

When our General Manager Adz held a division huddle, I was surprised that there was a total of 15 agents, including myself, who chose not to go to the outing. My team mates kept asking me to join, and the also kept asking me why I wasn't going to go. One of them remarked that I was being a killjoy, a spoiler in other words.

Am I a killjoy if I choose not to go? Although I know the resort is beautiful and they'll have a good time, the thought just doesn't appeal to me. I'd rather stay at home with my kids and Henry and make up for time that I'm not at home. I guess I just have different priorities than they do. Maybe when they have their own kids, they'll understand.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I've Just Been Blogged!

I just wanted to share that this blog, Something and Nothing at All, was just added to a list of blogs on a site called Blogged. My other blog, Rant and Rave! was also added to the list and both of these blogs got a rating of 8.5, which also translated to Great. The email that I received notifying me of the said listing stated that the blogs were rated based on the frequency of updates, relevance of content, site design, and writing style. You can see a list of my blogs and the other blogs that are included in the list by following this link.

I just feel so glad that somehow, my humble efforts in blogging have been rewarded and recognized in a way. I know it's not an award or anything, but this really means a lot to me. Thanks a lot to Blogged!
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