Thursday, June 19, 2008

Well, hello there --- Journey!!!

Since a picture paints a thousand words and the fact that I have been super lazy blogging these days, I'd just post some pix for now and I'd let it tell you the story.

Bottomline, we got our tickets to the Journey concert coming in Oct 3. So we'd see how Arnel Pineda could bring down the house in Phoenix, Arizona - wooohooo!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

South Park Mac vs PC vs Linux

This is just one hilarious video I can't help but to blog about it, haha :o) No matter how many times I've watched it, still never fails to make me laugh my heart out... what a genius!!

For peeps who spend a lot of time using these 3 platforms just like me, it wouldn't be too hard to relate to what these guys are talking about, hahaha!!!

PC = blue screen
Mac = spinning wheel of death
Linux = memory dump

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day to our Papsy!!!

We love yah papsy!!! Happy happy Father's Day!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

My Boys!!!

Awwwwwwwwwwww..... my bebes sleeping on the floor...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

On Smart Spending...

This is just insane!!!! We just spent $42.00 for a 10 gallon tankful of gas the other day!!! Daaaaaang!!!!

We used to just spend $25 for my old Subaru... whatever happened????

Hubby & I are trying to be smart spenders with the uncontrollable spike of fuel and grocery prices these days. So far, I guess both of us are doing pretty good at it. Here's a list of some accomplishments that we've had while pinching pennies.

1) I called up the bank and asked them to cancel the maintenance fee on our checking account :o) I've asked them several times before but I've not been successful until last week. Since the customer rep was easy to talk to, I was able to negotiate for them to waive the annual fee of my credit card as well, wooohoooo!!!

2) I paid in full one of two credit cards that I have. Though I don't owe that much, the fact that I'm maintaining two plastics drives me nuts! I was soooo close to get a pair of scissors and just cut them literally, however, I thought I'd just keep them somewhere I wouldn't see them right away. Now, I don't have any credit cards in my purse. After I pay up this last credit card, we'd be debt free (except the house mortgage)!!! Yahooo!!!!!!

3) I finally found the time to create a simple daily tracker of our spending. I was able to find an online money manager which is pretty easy to setup. With it, we know exactly where and how our monthly budget goes. I'm loving it so far.

4) I used to go back home for lunch. Now, I just stay in the office (since we have free lunch provided by the company) and scrounge some time to do some reading on personal finance books after. This saves me not only gas but lunch money as well :o)

5) I also was able to move my 401k (employer sponsored retirement account) that I left behind from my previous employer and rolled it over to an IRA (Individual Retirement Account) - thus the need for me to understand further what stocks/bonds/mutual funds I would want to invest them in.

6) Lastly, hubby and I were able to do something we've never done before --- walk to the grocery store instead of taking the car!!! Last Sunday, we must have walked 3 miles all in all to the local farmers market not too far away from our house. Not only did we save a bit of gas, we were able to bond on that 3-mile walk. It's definitely an accomplishment alright :o)

Monday, June 9, 2008

iPhone in the Philippines

I'm sure everyone in the PI would go gaga over this. Knowing how people would always want the fanciest cellphone available, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people would want to be the first to own this beauty.

When I went back to Pinas, first time ever in my life that I got super embarrassed and ashamed of my phone. Super nanliit ako kasi mas maganda pa yung phone nung yaya na I saw from the mall kesa sakin. Seriously...

So sometimes I just can't believe what my friends and family are saying na naghihirap na ang Pinas at mahirap na ang buhay satin.... it doesn't look like it - people with fancy cellphones, sporting signature clothes, drinking Starbucks coffee...

I wonder why is that? Is it because people want to look like they're wealthy and could afford to buy all these? Keeping up with the Jones'??? Oh maaaaaaan, how sad.

You see,
REAL MILLIONAREs don't need all these unnecessary things in life. The millionare next door doesn't drive fancy cars, usually dressed down very casually, doesn't live in a mansion - they're just ordinary people living a low profile life. And believe it or not, a lot of them don't even have 6-digit salaries!

As what my hubby always says - "It's not how much you make, but it's how much you save".

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Getting Thinner!!

I hope I could say it's me, but no no no, still as fat as ever :o(

I have tons of stories to tell since I got back from my uber short vacation to the Philippines. But for now, I'd post some pictures of the latest addition to my collection of interesting stuff from Uncle Steve (Jobs) :o)

Ladies and gentlemen! Presenting.... the Aluminum Keyboard for Macs... and yep, they're thin, skinny, sexy! :o)


the old keyboard

the new keyboard

side by side comparison


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