Thursday, September 29, 2011

Food @ Disney World


It is not that bad. I'm referring to prices and also food like hot dogs and fries. We did not eat inside a restaurant so i cannot compare but with these hot dog, fries and soda combo, it was only around $10. Not bad at all. We also some have ice cream for around the same price. I could say food prices are reasonable inside disney world.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Buying Scrubs


Before you start looking to nursing scrubs, please do not forget to first visit blu sky scrubs at for the best quality medical scrubs. They have scrubs for women, men and for children in all sizes, even the hard to get petite sizes in different colors. At Blu sky scrubs, you can also get scrubs in different styles, from the classic style scrubs to the stylish ones. They also have lab coats, shirts, jackets and accessories worn by people working in the medical field. Also, do not forget to browse on their sale items for more discounts and savings.

Shopping at blu sky scrubs is so easy. All you have to do is register for free then you can start shopping right away. Tracking your orders online is also available plus you can even buy gift certificates and have them emailed to any person of your choice. At blu sky scrubs, you are guaranteed the comfort and quality of the fabrics used. You also get free shipping on orders of $155 or more with free return and exchanges. Always remember blu sky scrubs when shopping. Sign up and receive emails for discounts and discount. Start shopping at blu sky scrubs now.

Ripe Jackfruit


I found this at the korean store where we buy our fish and some filipino groceries. First time to see a ripe jackfruit on display. Sometimes they also have durian fruit from bangkok but frozen.
A slice of this jackfruit is around $5 to $6 each.

I miss you jack!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Cash Store


Have you experienced the days where you run out of cash and the next payday is still two weeks away and you do not want to approach anybody to borrow money because you feel embarrassed? So where will you go for help? Maybe, Cash Store can help you. It is a new way to get fast cash with no credit check.

How does payday loans from cash store work? First thing to do is apply for free at their website ( by filling out the personal and financial information then submit it online. Once your application is submitted, go to any 270 cash stores available in 7 states nationwide. To find one in your area, simply enter your zip code and you can find the closest cash store to you. When you come to the store, the following are required to bring.

For cash advance or installment loans:
Recent paycheck or other proof of income.
Recent checking account statement
Personal check
Driver's license or state issued id

For title loans, please bring:
Your vehicle
Title to the car
Driver's license
For IL residents, recent pay stub or proof of income.
Once approved, you will immediately get your cash (not check) at the Cash Store. It is that fast and easy!

If you are interested to apply for a loan or wants to know more about how cash store works, visit them at or call 1888-950-2274.

Term Life Insurance


Are you shopping for a term life insurance but does not know which company will give you the best life insurance policy? There is a company called Best Term Life Insurance Services that specialize in the sale and marketing of term life insurance. They are not affiliated with a particular insurance company nor they own one but their role is to help you get the best insurance term you need. With the help of experienced life insurance underwriters, they will make it easier for you to shop for the best term insurance, both as to policy and pricing.

How do you start shopping for your life term insurance? There are several factors you need to arrive at the amount of life insurance you want to buy. Some of the common factors are: income, number of years your spouse will need annual income, college expenses, debts, financial support and other expenses. Once you have the figure, you can request for an instant quote at A review will be conducted based on all the information you provided. Then it will be your chance to compare the rates from top insurance providers and select the best policy according to your needs. An insurance expert will be with you throughout the process until you get the best policy for your life term insurance. And also, do not forget to answer the customer satisfaction surveys to let them know how satisfied were you with their services.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A White Pasta For The Weekend


Two kinds of white pasta, first one is spicy with clam shells with olive oil and the second one is not spicy with mushrooms and zuchini with creamy white sauce. We had this for lunch last saturday. Both yummy but i like the spicy one better.

Can You Buy A Home Even With Bad Credit?


One thing that has been instilled in my mind when I arrived here in the U.S. is the importance of having a good credit. To have an outstanding credit score, you start building by paying your bills on time and do not over borrow. Your credit is very important when you are applying for a loan and the interest rate depends on how good or bad your credit is.

So what happens if you have a bad credit and you want to buy a home? Of course, when you have an outstanding credit history, the approval rate is higher but it does not mean you cannot be approved at all if you have a bad credit. There are companies like that specializes in helping people who are trying to get a loan but with not so good credit standing. They can also help you on your construction loans, bailouts, loans with only 3% down, refinancing, loans for self-employed people, first time buyers and a lot more. If you are interested and to help you better with your inquiries, you can contact them or fill out a mortgage inquiry application form on their website ( Good luck on your future home.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Simple Things Make Me Happy


Just went to my favorite fresh market and fresh salmon steaks for $4.99/lb. There were only 6 slices left, bought all of them for $22 bucks!
We love salmon so much, that's why.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Health Insurance


Both I and the husband have our personal healthcare insurance through our own employers. I have mine since I was single so with hubby. Now that we are married, I remained with my job’s medical insurance into which I also enrolled Isabella. It was going smoothly until my company increased our premium to more than double to what I am paying. This made me decide to give up the insurance through my employer and we both enrolled under my husband’s employer as a family. I thought I was the only one who got affected by the tremendous increase in medical insurance at my job but a lot. They have been searching also for discount medical insurance policies available just to save money on the premium. Whatever results they get, they compare what different companies offer to get the best health insurance quotes possible.h
We know how expensive to get sick if you do not have an insurance. My co-workers are still in the process of picking the right one. They have two weeks left before the new insurance at my job would take effect. If they do not find a better alternative, a lot would be left with no choice but take the expensive one.

Chicken Empanadas From Red Ribbon


It is a must we have to take out this yummy chicken empanada from red ribbon. I had the arroz caldo, hubby got the pancit palabok and the daughter had the baked macaroni (sorry, i forgot to take pictures) then this box of empanadas to go (10 pcs.) I think they are $2.40 each.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Planning To Rent An Apartment in Calgary?


Looking for Calgary rentals have become so easy these days because of Calgary is divided into four major areas: north west, north east, south west and south east. At, houses or apartments for rent are available in each area and once you decide which side of Calgary you pick to reside, all properties for rent in that area will be shown online, complete with descriptions, pictures, size of the property, rental pricing including deposit, number of bedrooms and a lot more information needed when renting. If you have a pet, you will readily know if pets are allowed or not.

Renting is so easy in Just find the rental property online and you can call the leasing office right away to make arrangements. It is only a click away. Here is one thing more with It is not only for renters but also for owners who wants to advertise their vacant houses or apartments. For homeowners who are interested to have their properties listed or to know pricing, go to their website at or call 780-905-4062. Do not waste your time looking for a place to rent in Calgary. You can do it anywhere without leaving your home or office.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Lunch


It was the day for pilipino food shopping. We went to a strip mall here in Jersey where you can find a fil. store, bakery that sells/makes pandesal, lechon and kakanin, an lbc, fil restaurant, salon and a vietnamese restaurant. Parking is quite full on weekends especially sundays. After we bought fish, rice, veggies, spices at the fil. store we went to eat at the vietnamese restaurant. The outside of this restaurant is not really appealing but the food is great and cheap. It is always pack and people had to wait for their tables.

I'm stuffed.

Lunch special for me. Grilled chicken over rice.

This is hubby's. A vietnamese soup with clear noodles, beef, shrimps and crab meat. I forgot the exact name but i know what number it is on its menu.

For the daughter, she had sauteed beef cubes with vegetables.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011



This guest post from Edgardo Rosa

People-watching has got to be the best part about traveling. I realize that it’s a total waste of time, but there is nothing better than getting to the airport in time to park, get through security and sit down at the bar nearest to your gate for a good dose of America’s finest. Since I don’t travel weekly for work, it’s always a gamble which bar I will be parked at, since I never remember which belongs to each individual concourse between trips. Today, it was a seafood restaurant. I pulled up a seat at the bar, ordered a drink and look around to see what was on Directv. Now, call me crazy, but I would be a little sketched out by eating seafood in an airport. Maybe if the airport were in a seaside city, such as Miami or Tampa, but never anywhere inland. Nevertheless, as I look around, I see many travelers ordering from the menu that could easily pass for a novella. I think I’ll stick with my gin and tonic.

Another Good Deal From Papa Johns


I got this email today. It's a good deal for $10 large pizza. We will try it this weekend. I am not cooking. It's my rest day.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Shopping Again


Two weeks after school opened, I found the note the school gave out regarding the proper color of socks the kids can wear with their uniforms. I already bought a lot of socks for her in colors that she likes but nothing in the allowed colors by the school. Some of those socks were already worn but those that are still in packages, I have to return them. I wish I can only make an exchange but they do not have the colors I need.

So I went to my favorite online store to purchase them. I can only get free shipping if I order at least $100 worth of items which gave me a reason to shop for more but I was very good. There is really nothing more that I need but I saw the wide calf boots that my friend was eyeing so I immediately called her if she is still interested. I gave her the website link to view the boots and right away she told me to get it for her. She was also happy for saving some money on the free shipping. Now my friend is more excited than my daughter. She cannot wait for her boots to arrive. I bet you, she will be wearing them right away even if it is not winter time yet.

Denny's Is Breakfast And More


Would you believe that we don't have a Denny's here in North Jersey. There was one before but they closed the branch so every time we see a Denny's in area we always grab the chance to eat. We like Denny's anytime of the day, not just for breakfast. We were so happy when we saw one in Orlando.

This was our breakfast on the first morning after we arrived.

A kid's meal for my daughter. Pancakes, eggs and bacon.

Hubby got his favorite - the Lumberjack Slam. Pancakes, grilled ham, bacon strips, sausage links, two eggs, hash brown or toasted bread.

And this is what i got - the French Toast Slam, two slices of thick french toast, two eggs, bacon strips and sausage links. I don't like sausage links so i requested for all bacon.

Monday, September 12, 2011



I was very emotional yesterday while watching the televised Ground Zero memorial ceremonies of the September 11, 2001 attack of the World Trade Center which was held at the new memorial plaza. The memorial spot has cascading waterfalls where the names of those of died during the attack were engraved. This year is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of almost 2900 people. All of a sudden I had a flashback of the exact time 10 years ago. I was just 15 miles south of New York City and from the Jersey side, we saw the two towers burning with black smoke coming from the building. I could not believe it was happening.

Last night, we were also watching a film shot by two journalists who happened to be at a firehouse near the World Trade Center doing a documentary on a life of a rookie fire fighter. They showed footages from the time the fire fighters went to Tower 1 after it was hit by a plane up to the time they all went back to the firehouse hours after the two towers collapsed. Lower Manhattan was covered with dust so with the people who were running away, some of them have no idea of what is happening at that moment. All the offices, stores, buildings and hotels in Manhattan were abandoned. The two journalists were at the right time and right place to capture everything that happened during the 9/11. They all survived the attack to tell their most unforgettable film adventure so with all the fire fighters on that firehouse.

Sundae with Apple and Caramel


I am sure how it is exactly called but I got excited when I saw this new dessert in McDonald’s yesterday. You know me, my favorite Is caramel sundae and adding apples to it, makes it the bomb! You have a choice of parfait or sundae. I got the sundae. I cannot let it pass. Here is the newbie dessert at mickie dees.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

How Do Your Call Your Country?


When we signed up for our phone service at home, the company also offered international calling where you can call anywhere in the world through your home phone. You get 300 minutes for a flat rate of $20.00 but the only downside is that whether you use the minutes or not every month, you have to pay the monthly fee. This set up was ongoing for months then i realized we do not make international calls that much every month. It seems that we are paying minutes that we did not even use. Sometimes not even half of the monthly minutes allowed have been used. I told my husband about that and we decided to give up the monthly international calling plan. All we need is a low cost international calling to the Philippines where the minutes do not expire every month.

I searched online on how to make low cost international calls through your cell phone without paying too much money and i found Pure Minutes Long distance. With Pure Minutes I can call my country anytime anywhere just like calling my friends through my cell phone. There are no hidden fees, I pay only for the minutes i used and the unused minutes do not expire. I like pure minutes a lot. I do not have to be home to call Philippines. I also signed up for the auto-recharge to get $3.00 free service. Try Pure Minutes and you will like it right away.

Saturday Work


I got a phone call early morning from our office manager asking me if i can go to work. We were closed Friday due to some road closures in the area where my job is located. Today the town opened for all businesses but a lot of the residents were still at the evacuation area. This is already the third time this year that this area has been hit by a big flood. The recent has the most widespread damage. It was only two weeks ago that the hurricane Irene was here and here is another flood again. On my way to work, I saw on the sidewalk broken appliances, wet carpets, wood panels and boxes of clothes waiting to be picked up by the town trucks for disposal. My husband was even asked by his friend to order parts for dryer to be used in his machine that got submerged at the basement. Hubby knows a little about fixing washing machines and dryers. He used to have a shop back home before he migrated here and that was his way of living. He is not doing it for money here anymore but when friends call him, he is always willing to do it as long they are not the newer models which are all computerized. It is his joy to help his friends because he knows how expensive to have it repaired here. Usually the labor is more expensive than the parts.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Our First Dinner in Orlando @ Bubba Shrimp


Bubba Gump Shrimp co is a seafood restaurant that is located right at the entrance of City walk Orlando with branches all over U.S.. If you have seen the movie Forrest Gump, you know well this restaurant. Bubba is one of the characters in the movie and Gump is of course Forest Gump.

This is the whole gang. Taken inside the restaurant.

Big Savings With TracFone


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Meet You In Chicago?


This is an overdue travel plan. My husband has a friend In Chicago whom he has not seen for decades now. He was surprised when one day he just got a call from him, not from Philippines but from Chicago. He is here visiting for about a month.

We made plans of driving to Chicago to see him the weekend when hurricane Irene hit the East Coast. The plan was canceled because of bad weather then the following weekend we were already set to see the U.S. Open so we had no choice but to reschedule it or maybe we can just ask his friend to come here instead so that we can tour him around New York City. He already saw Chicago via the Chicago bus tours together with other Filipino tourist in their community. They did the Highlight, City in a Garden and Stained Glass tours through Pontarelli Worldwide Ground Transportation. We saw the pictures he posted at the social networking site where he left a comment that it is time to see New York after his Chicago tour.

I hope my husband can get his two day off approved so that we can finalize his friend's trip here. Our target date is on September 15-18. I hope this will push through this time. We will post pictures right away.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Guess What I'm Cooking Tonight?


I have the string beans from my daughter's baby sitter's garden then the eggplants and bittermelons (ampalaya) from hubby's tennis partner, then I will just add some squash and shrimps that i have from the refrigerator and I am all set for pinakbet tonight. I used to put pork but i switched to shrimps as per hubby's request and he also does not like okra so i had to make changes. All is well, still the good old pinakbet that i used to love.

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