Yearly Archives: 2008

Thoughts On Blogging

When I was just starting this blog, I do not have a clear idea of what it really is. All I know that time is that it is a platform which can serve as my online diary, where my Overseas Foreign Worker (OFW) husband can read the updates on our lives. But as days passed by, I learned more and more about blogging and its intricacies.

Later, I learned that you can actually earn from blogging, which I can testify is true. Moreover, new blogging vocabulary words was added into my dictionary. Bloghopping, X-links, Entrecard, Monetizing, WebHosting and the lists continuous to grow as days passed by. From the newbie blogger, 3 years ago, I am now a proud Filipina blogger – your Brown Pinay.

I am not really a techie person who has an expertise on Internet technology, but thanks to the Net we can find several web hosting articles and tutorials , domain name, lay-out tutorial and the likes. Indeed, experience is the best teacher. Now, after almost 3 years of blogging, I still haven’t loose that passion to right and share bits and pieces of me.

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Choosing the Right Jeans For You

Choosing the right jeans can take extra pounds and age off from you. Sounds like a good deal. I have read in a magazine that full-figured and heavy built woman like me should choose jeans which can flatter their figure, or else it will make you look even bigger.

For big girls or is it voluptuous like me (hehhe). Here are some tips which I was able to gather form K.Pantinas:

  • Big Belly. If you have a big belly, choose a pair of high-waisted jeans to help create a smooth plane over the entire stomach. But not to have the jeans go above the belly button. While button-fly or regular jeans are fine, don’t choose jeans that tie, have pleats or an elastic waistband, or are decorated in front. These things will just bring attention to the belly bulge.
  • Big Bottom. Instead, choose a pair of jeans that have wide, long pockets that rest wide and low on your bottom. Vertical seams, both on the pockets and down the back of the jeans, also help to create length instead of width. The jeans should also be a low rise cut to shorten the back end, and should flare at the ankles to help create balance.
  • Wide Hips. The worst thing someone with wide hips can do is try to hide them in a relaxed fit pair of jeans. These jeans actually draw attention to the width. Instead, buy a pair of boot-cut jeans. The flare at the bottom helps to minimize the appearance of thick thighs or wide hips. The key to these jeans looking best is to get them long enough. The hem line should hit the bottom of the ankle. If you plan to only wear them with a heel, which will help to minimize the look of wide hips even more, the hemline can go as low as the floor when standing flat-footed.
For more tips you can have more right jeans tips at this site, so the next time you shop, you know what will fit you

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Security Advisory in Celebration of All Saint’s Day

Tomorrow, almost all Filipinos will be heading to the cemetery to pay our respect to our departed beloved. It is a timeless tradition that Pinoys are celebrating from time immemorial. During this season, some of the houses will be left unattended and many will also be going home to their provinces. Please read below security advisory which was emailed to us by our company. I find it to be informative and useful, so here I am sharing it with you.

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General Cleaning Time Once Again

This Sunday, I have scheduled a general cleaning in my household. Although I am a working Mom and I have an ever reliable maid (she has been with me for almost 6 years now), I always take the lead in activities like this. After a hard days work from the office, cleaning my own house is almost a therapy to me.

No, I am not OC but I love cleaning our stuff. We don’t usually do general cleanings since I told Ces that her priority will be taking care of my kids. Over the weekend I will surely get rid of the clothes which we already don’t use. I will be putting moth traps and clean even the unrevealing places where cockroaches and rodents will usually resides. Thanks God that even up to this day (we will be nearing a year in this house), there are no presence of those pesky animals in my house. But then again prevention is still better than cure. The very reason why I am always reiterating cleanliness and discipline in our house. One of my house rules is never to leave dirty plates and stuffs in the sink and watch it immediately after use.

My daughter doesn’t like it when I am doing my routine, perhaps because she also has to clear her stuff too, or else off it will go to the garbage bin hehehhe.

I usually do my general cleaning after All Saint’s Day, in time for the Christmas tree set-up thereafter.

How about you, when is your usual general cleaning schedule set?

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Lessons Learned from the Past Sea Tragedies

It’s All Soul’s / Saint’s Day once again, people will be trooping to the cemetery to visit their departed beloved. At this early, there are already commuters heading home to their province. During these times many accidents do happen; remember the sea tragedy of Doña Paz and MV Princess of Stars to name a few. I just hope that the officials and the responsible people will do their part, to regulate the number of passengers boarding the ship. At the same time to imply strict luggage check, to ensure the safety of the commuting public. We should all learn our lesson from the past, let us all do our share.

To the commuters, let us follow the rules and regulations and do not insist on what we want.

To the authorities, ship owners and the entire persons that might be involved in the navigation operation, may we all find in our heart to look back at the past tragedy and learn our lesson from past pea tragedies

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