Monday, August 31, 2009

My Sister and oDesk

I'm sad that my eldest sister Elena walked out of her job today. But it's something I can't question why she did, because she has always been the level headed and rational one amongst us sisters. Since she will be jobless, I suggested that she start making money online too. She was very open to the suggestion and I did not have a hard time bringing up the opportunity to her.

First of all, she is a darn good English speaker and she writes very, very well. By the writing jobs that are available in oDesk, I am already certain she is going to make a lot of money. If she were to apply for customer service jobs, I'm sure her neutral accent would be to her advantage as well.

I just hope that everything turns out well for her. This will be her first time to try something new, and I did not sugar coat things that my online money making process was easy to begin with. It didn't get any easier now either, as I am always up and on the computer. But something's gotta be better than nothing and I hope she does stick through writing, and I will be here to help her in any way possible.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Mom in Law's Visa Interview

First of all, I'd like to thank the many well-wishers who greeted me and my mom in law on the 19th, both here and in FaceBook.

I am happy to say that her visa was not denied, but it has not been given yet either. This is because the consular officer noticed that her son's (my huband's) last name is different from that of hers. Since she is under a different immigrant category and in all of the forms she submitted she wrote that she was single, she was asked to present a CENOMAR.

A CENOMAR is a document from the National Statistics Office here in the Philippines which is the abbreviation for Certificate of No Marriage. It's just to establish her singleness. I understand why the embassy would want this document after noticing that my husband's last name was different. Any misinformation that was submitted in any of the forms would constitute a permanent denial of her US Visa.

So there, we already had her CENOMAR delivered and it would take approximately 3-5 working days. After we get it, we can go back to the US Embassy from 1PM-2Pm and she needs to submit the said document to a certain window number and then wait for her Visa to be mailed by Air 21.

So that's it! Thank you for all of your kind words, they were very highly appreciated.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tomorrow is D-Day for my Mom in Law

Tomorrow is the scheduled Visa interview for my mom in law. We need to be there before 8:30AM tomorrow, and since it is already midnight, I may need to get some sleep myself. I am both excited and nervous for her, but I am diverting my energies into making sure that we have everything we need for tomorrow.

Wish us the best of luck, but I am sure that with God's help, everything will work out fine tomorrow.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Keisha and Nicole

I wanted to share my netbook's current wallpaper. Looking at this picture makes me realize just how big my kids are.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What I Want for my Birthday


It's my 26th birthday tomorrow, August 13. I am excited in a normal way, but I am also sad because earlier today was the burial of my dad's eldest brother. He passed away because of a heart attack on August 10 and today was his burial.

I don't really know if my relatives would be in the mood for a birthday celebration any time soon, something I totally understand. But on the brighter side, I am glad because the people I love the most are right here with me.

Here's to wishing myself a happy birthday!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A New Neo Vivid 1190 Netbook

Yesterday, we bought a new netbook. It's a Neo Vivid 1190 netbook that pretty much had all the specs we were looking for in a laptop and for a very affordable price.

For the specs, it has 160GB of hard disk space, 1 GB of RAM, and an Intel Atom N270 1.60 GHz as its processor. We bought the color white, not because its the color I liked, but because it was the only color available and was also the last piece the seller had.

The netbook also uses LED lights in its LCD screen, meaning that the colors are brighter and it also consumes a lot less electricity. The Neo Vivid 1190 netbook I bought comes with a 10 inch screen, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, built in microphone and speakers, and also comes with original Windows XP Home Edition.

The nice guy we bought the netbook from was kind enough to install Yahoo! Messenger, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, an anti virus software, and other useful applications. We bought the netbook for only Php 16,500. I know other websites and even the malls we went to sell them for like Php 17,000 - Php 22,000 so I know we got a good bargain.

This netbook is brand new, and also came with a 2GB flash drive, and 2 little round things that you stick to the bottom which elevates the netbook so that it doesn't heat up. If you're interested in buying this netbook for a friend or family member, I can hook you up with the guy I bought it from. He is also a computer technician that does a lot of buying and selling computers and its parts. If you buy the netbook from him, he provides a one year warranty.
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