Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Red Macaw

 Akesha got a chance to feed this cutie perched at San Antonio Zoo. At first she was hesitant and scared. But once she saw other kids are doing it, she grabbed me and said "Mama, I wanna feed the bird".
A bird like this is so cute and colorful. I believe we feed the birds with honeydew. 

Football Gifts

My sister-in-law’s family is a huge football fan. And football season is the real deal for them. I thought it would be a great idea to give them some football gifts this Christmas. I think football gifts are exquisite, and it adds charm to all occasions. For a football fan the football gifts are precious. I am sure my sister-in-law will like it. She can add the gift to their collection and pride their possession.

Happy Birthday!!!

David Funk/ Mr.D/David is one of the most talented bloggers I met online. A good friend to many people/bloggers, I'm sure many of you can attest that. We haven't met yet, but I can tell he is a good person. He shows a natural aptitude for something...like making phenomenal movie scripts for bloggers and etc. I admire his creativity and originality.  Happy Birthday to you David!  I wish you all the best in life/love life...lol! ...good health and more blessings to come!

I also would like to greet a very good friend of mine who celebrated her birthday last Nov. 25, belated Happy birthday MamiKat! Sorry, I was not able to greet you on your special day. You know where I went....ehehehe! Anyhow, I wish you all the best! Thanks a lot for being a great blogger friend. You are so cool!

Acne Product

Which acne product will actually help you get rid of acne? The good news is that there are a few acne treatments that treat mild to moderate acne without making you wait. They can get rid of these cases within days, and they do not cause side effects. That is why topacneproducts.org was created to help you to find your best options, staying well informed about your choices.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Host

It’s another fun Thursday once again! It’s Nostalgia time! Thanks to sis Rose for creating this nostalgic meme. Anyhow, here’s my entry for this week.

It was year 2008 when hubby and I first hosted a Thanksgiving dinner at our house in California.
 It's an overwhelming experience specially when you do all the preparation. But I'm glad my sister- in-laws was there to help me cooked.
We had a feast-full and sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner with the Dias clan. 
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Birth Announcements

I believe that birth announcements are a very important event in the life of any parent to announce the birth of a new baby. You should not allow the announcements birth moment to go unrecognized or unannounced.There is truly no better way to say welcome to the world than with the perfect birth announcements for your little one. You should check out peartreegreetings.com.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

ABC Wednesday: S is for Sweet!

This is my entry for this week's ABC Wednesday. My kids {Akesha (4), Buddy (10)}. So SWEET together. She gave him some lov'n and moral support while waiting for Buddy's Vet doctor. She said "don't worry Buddy, you'll be fine". Glad I captured this moment.

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Fat Burners

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Learning How to Read

Here's my 4-year old little lady trying to learn how to read using the VReader.She use it after our school session. 
She's learning!
Parenting Tips:
You can encourage the love of reading and promote better reading skills with the new V-reader. Easy-to-use, the V.Reader teaches core reading skills like comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, and more.The bright graphics, sound, and their favorite characters will also capture their attention. 

I Need A New Pair of Boots

Shopping is my weakness. I love to shop for clothes, women's accessories, and shoes. This year I bought a few pairs of shoes. I have no clue what is going on with me. I am totally obsess with shoes! This week I am planning on buying a new pair of winter boots. I just saw some sweet deals on womens boots at shoemall.com. ShoeMall carries styles for all tastes, even for those whose styles are varied and lean toward power pumps or casual shoes for work or play. They have a great selection of steel-toe work boots and great sneakers. This place carries a number of styles by popular brands such as Adidas, Keen, Naturalizer, Ecco, and Anne Klein. I like their shoe selection.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Here's my camera critters entry for this week. Photos were taken a week ago at San Antonio Zoo.
This is a male black bear. The American black bear’s scientific name is Ursus americanus. Ursus is Latin for “bear,” and americanus was the name given to the black-colored bears.
Here's a mama grizzly bear. She just finished taking a bath. She knew I was taking pictures of her. Then all in a sudden, she sat down and posed for the camera.
 I thought she said "Cheeessseee!"...nyahahhahaha! She did right?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pasalubong from Hawaii

It’s another fun Thursday once again! It’s Nostalgia time! Thanks to sis Rose for creating this nostalgic meme. Here’s my entry for this week.
My SIL (next to hubby) and her family owns a time share. Every year, they get to pick a place to stay anywhere in the world. So last year, they chose to go to Hawaii for a 2-week family vacation. When they got back from their trip, she handed me a bag that says "Hawaii". I was too excited and opened it right away. And viola! She got me and hubby a pasalubong from Hawaii. Thanks again Aileen. So sweet of you!
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Ocean Diver Watch Collection

Have you ever heard of Prometheus Watch Company? This is a watch company that has an ocean diver collection of Swiss made watches. This watch is a great gift idea for anybody who loves to dive. It features a super compressor case, and has a guarantee precision. They only made 500 of these watches and now you have the chance to own one of them. You can check out some of the reviews about this watch by visiting Ablogtoread.com blog and Hodinkee.com blog. These blogs are respectful watch blogs and have reviewed this watch. This company was established in 2008 and are a small Portuguese boutique watch manufacturer. They have many styles of diver watches such as the Ocean Diver GMT Collection, the Ocean Diver Chronograph collection, and the Recon 5 Collection. You also might want to checkout the Ocean Diver Day/Date Collection as well. You can purchase these watches directly from their website, and the good news is that if you don't like it within three days, you can return it for a full refund. You also have a warranty on the watch as well. You can log all issues on their issue tracking system if you do have an issue with your watch. You can even visit their forum to leave comments or to read other comments. This forum can help you see how other people think about the watch and what issues they might have. If you love to dive, this is the website you should visit because they are dedicated in making quality divers watches. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for a gift for the holidays or just need a quality divers watch, you need to check out the Prometheus Watch Company today and see how they can help you. I know I would love to get one of these watches for my husband.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MamiClang, Happy Birthday!

Mami Clang of Kizuna is celebrating her special day today (Japan time). Happy Birthday Clang! I hope this day is as special as you are. Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. May the years continue to be good to you. Tanjyoubi omedetou gozaimasu! Kampai to our friendship!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Autumn Is On Its Way!

 I feel like it's still summer here in San Antonio. I know some people from other states in the US are all bundled up already, but umm ah... not in Lone Star yet. It gets windy on the evening though. I noticed that tree leaves are starting to change. Just like the tree behind us.
I have no clue what kind of fish this is...photo was taken last weekend @ San Antonio Zoo & Aquarium.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Photo was taken at Shark Reef Aquarium @ Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
just click the image  for a clear view.
The sawsharks or saw sharks are an order of sharks bearing long blade-like snouts edged with teeth, which they use to slash and disable their prey. Most occur in waters from South Africa to Australia and Japan, at depths of 40 metres (130 ft) and below; in 1960 the Bahamas sawshark was discovered in the deeper waters (640 m to 915 m) of the northwestern Caribbean.

Vehicle Wraps

I think one of the biggest challenges facing many small businesses these days is simply getting noticed. While it would be nice to rely on one's reputation to drive customer traffic, sometimes that is just not enough. One cost-effective way to get noticed is with vehicle wraps. Vehicle wrapping is the application of an advertising message of both text and images on a car or truck. The cost per impression for a vehicle wrap is significantly lower than advertising on billboards. So if you are looking for a reliable company that offers vehicle wraps, you should check out Speedpro Signs and Imaging. Visit them today for more details.

Friday, November 12, 2010

"Pink is My Favorite Color"

...that's what my daughter told me when I asked her a few months ago. Actually both blue and pink are her favorite colors but if you ask her to pick one, she will instantly choose PINK!
Our last snow experience in California. Photo was taken last May, 2010.
Akesha @ 2 years old something. She's a die hard fan of Dora. I believe 80% of her stuff has Dora character on it.
Our little traveler who waited patiently at Las Vegas airport.
During our 2-week stay at Nellis Air Force Base.
Now that she's 4 years old, I've noticed that she prefers to have "Princess" stuff rather than Dora stuff...ek! I guess she got bored with Dora...lol!

This is my entry for this week's Mommy Moments. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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Hoodia Diet Pills

Have you ever heard of hoodia before? Hoodia is a diet pill originated from South Africa. It is said to be the newest weapon in the weight loss arsenal today. This diet pill contains a chemical component that tells the brain that you don’t need any food. The dietary power of the hoodia limits your appetite, which limits your food intake, and reduces your weight. It was reported that hoodia diet pills prevents you from thinking about food. Sounds pretty cool! I might try to use this kind of diet pill.

Sleeping Aids

Some people take sleeping pills to relieve insomnia. Sleeping pills can help you sleep better specifically when severe stress, travel across time zones or other significant disruptions. I have used sleeping pills once in my life. I used it during our international trip to the Philippines. I was really exhausted but I can't sleep because of jet lag. I’m glad we brought some sleeping pills with us during our trip. If you want to get a restful night's sleep with a sleeping pill, you should visit sleepingpillreviews.com. Whether you are desperately looking for sleeping aids or someone who has an occasional sleeping problem, sleepingpillreviews.com is ready to assist you in making a good decision.

Flowers for All Your Needs

Flowers are ideal gifts to express mutual love, care, gratitude and affection. Even today, people of all age groups, send flowers to express their feelings on all occasions. If you are planning to send flowers to your special someone, you should check out flowers online here. When you choose to purchase fresh flowers for a loved one, you may even have them delivered directly to the person's door or even where he or she works. This is a nice way to surprise someone. Opening the door to a beautiful fresh flower bouquet can really make a person feel appreciated.

Lose Weight Solution

There are many people these days that are trying to lose weight. Are you one of them? If you are looking for the best fat burners on the web, you should check out lipofuse at sybervision.com. Lipofuse is clinically proven weight loss ingredients that will help you lose 10 pounds in 7 days. The best this is this product has no side effects. So what are you waiting for? You should visit them today for details.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Victoria Hotels

Did you know that there are very attractive Victoria hotels that you can stay at downtown Victoria area? If you stay at these hotels, you will be able to see the majestic Parliament Buildings, the Royal BC Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, the Butchart Gardens and much more. You might want to spend some relaxation time in the Beacon Hill Park as well. You can stay at studios, or spacious one bedroom suites. They also have luxurious penthouse apartments as well. So if you are looking for a great place to stay in Victoria, you need to check out the Victoria Hotels.

Vancouver Island Real Estate Appraisal

Are you looking for appraisal in Vancouver? You should not look any further because Vancouver island real estate appraisal company is ready to help you. They are one of the largest firms in Vancouver and have been operating since 1973 so you know you are getting the experience you deserve. They can help both the public and private sector clients and can give both of them cost effective services. They can appraise all kinds of property and can give you an accurate evaluation. You can get these appraisals completed for any purchase, mortgage, litigation and insurance. So if you are looking for a reputable appraisal company, you need to check out the Cunningham & Rivard Appraisal LTD. today.

From Israel with LOVE

I'm not sure if tVhing is still active in the blogging world. I haven't heard from her anymore. I think she is pretty busy with her career in Israel. She used to be very active in blogging. She is one of the nicest and thoughtful people I've ever met online.
Anyhow, it was a year ago when she sent me some goodies from Israel. A hat for hubby, a shirt for Akesha, and a shirt and a gorgeous earrings for me.
A vintage earrings with blue crystals. Thanks a lot teVhing for being so nice to me...I miss you! 

This is my entry for this week's Nostalgia. I decided to move my Nostalgia entry here.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Search Engine Optimization

If you think you are going to succeed on the internet on your own or by relying on your webmaster, you are absolutely wrong. You are going to need the help of a marketing expert and a strategy you can apply. That is why you need to check out Search Engine People Inc. Search Engine People offers internet marketing to hundreds of clients of varying complexity across dozens of sectors. So whether you are looking for a search engine optimization program for an international enterprise, or need online marketing for your small or medium organization, Search Engine People is ready to help. So what are you waiting for?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Vancouver Web Design

There are so many aspects to gaining success in a business online-whether it is an exclusively online business or an existing business that is expanding to the internet. From internet marketing to web design and developing, it can all be pretty overwhelming. Selecting the right website design will undoubtedly be critical to your success online. If you have an online business, chances are you are not an expert at web design at all. You can either hire your own web designer or you can take the time to buy a website template and work on it yourself. I think the best way to do it is to hire a Vancouver web design. They can help your website grow exponentially by improving the look and feel of it. They can also make it more user friendly. It is important to make sure the information on your website is reflected in a professional manner that would increase your traffic.

How to Not Be Scared of Huge Rides

We are all aware that many people are scared of big, huge or fast rides, and miss out on the fun. However, there is a way to lower the level of your fear.

- Build up the courage is to force yourself not to believe that rides are that scary.

- Get ready for the trip to the theme park.

- At the theme park, savour the feeling of all the little kids running round having fun!

- Sit on the ride with your closest buddy or family member, who has experienced large rides tons of times.

- Realize that nothing is going to happen to you and that thousands of people have ridden the ride before with no problem.

- Relax, and do not tense up.

- Get some photos if you on the ride.

- Try the ride again or go on a different ride and repeat the steps.

Inventory Software

Do you know that there is a great product that can help you with your inventory software? SIMMS Inventory Software has 10 reasons why you should choose their product. They have been in the market for many years. SIMMS has a short implementation cycle, and SIMMS is easily customizable. They have the latest database technology along with the latest .NET technology. They have flexible financing, and you will get a high return on investment because this product will increase your revenue by reducing the cost of inventory control. So if you are looking for a great inventory product, you should look into using SIMMS.

Roaming Charges

If you are you looking for the most affordable roaming charges for your mobile phones and smartphones, you should check out Roam Mobility website. Roam Mobility is a company that is dedicated to helping North America to get affordable roaming charges. They use proprietary SIM card technology that allows them to offer a low-cost solution for roaming. They provide free incoming calls in 65 countries and free incoming text messages (SMS) worldwide. Plus they offer the most affordable roaming charges for mobile phones and Smartphones in North America. So what are you waiting for? You should visit them today for details.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Look at this gorgeous caterpillar. My daughter saw this fella when we went to visit our new house. It'soo hairy...lol! I took it using my canon power shoot SD780. In my opinion, you don't need to have a DSLR camera to capture a good photo.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Need A Moving Company?

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Friday, November 5, 2010

It Comes in All Shapes

"It comes in all shapes" is the theme for this week's Mommy Moments meme. Thanks to MamiChris of Mommy Journey for hosting. I know I have a few pictures on my photo folder, but I don't have time to dig them all....lol! Here's some of them.(circle, triangle, rectangle, star, oblong, square and more)

Our latest tradition that we have started last year.....building a ginger bread house. 
Her first ever made star-shaped Jello....:)
Photo was taken last June when we went to Las Vegas. 
Enjoying our easter tradition....dying, decorating, and coloring eggs. 

Engagement Rings Winnipeg

Choosing the perfect engagement ring is not as easy as you might think. If you are planning to purchase an engagement ring for your girlfriend, and would like a little help, you might want to check out Independent Jewellers. This place was established on the corner of Notre Dame and Isabel in Winnipeg in 1937 where it continues to be owned and operated by the same family. They have been in the business for over 70 years and have created a reputation as a trusted source for quality jewellery, beautiful timepieces, unique gift ware, and a variety of services. You can also check out Scott Kay’s engagement rings Winnipeg collection. Scott Kay engagement rings are exquisite and beautifully handcrafted.

Akesha's First Roller Coaster Ride

Akesha is petrified of heights and even rides. Hubby and I tried our best to help her overcome her fear. Finally, when we went to SeaWorld a couple of weeks ago, we successfully convinced her to ride on a roller coaster. At first she was hesitant and kept changing her mind....lol!

Hubby and Akesha seated on the 3rd section.

Pardon Services

As a civilian we are aware that a criminal record from the past can play a huge role in the future, if you let it. Having a pardon can release you from the limitations your criminal record had caused such as job advancement, travel and more. If you have a criminal record or a conviction that prevents you from traveling to Canada, you should seek for pardon services at bordercrossing.ca . This website helps American citizens or international visitors travel to Canada that has some form of criminal charge or conviction that prevents from traveling to Canada. This website also helps Canadian citizens receive a pardon for crimes committed and additionally helps them get a US waiver so that they can travel to the United States. For more information about pardon services, you should visit this website today.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ABC Wednesday: P is for Purchase

Yesterday was quiet a manic day for us. We went furniture hunting! It was exhausting. We checked 3 different furniture stores, and only bought 2 sets of furniture....lol! We supposed to get a living room set and 2 beds, but we can't afford to purchase them right now. Since we are still on the process of buying a house, we are not allowed to use our credit card until after the closing date which is on November 15th. Right now we are using our debit card.
One furniture store that we checked has an on "going out of business bankruptcy sale". 
We found some great deals, and decided to PURCHASE  2 end tables, living room table, and a dining set.  

We like the quality because it's made of marble. Plus we got discounts!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Affordable Scales & Balances

Are you looking for affordable scales and balances online? Why not check out affordablescales.com today for name brand scales and balances at discount prices. This website specializes in offering top quality laboratory scales at affordable prices. You can choose from Acculab, A&D, Adam Equipment and Ohaus scales. So if you are looking for the perfect counting scale to fit your business needs, this is the right place for you to visit.

Congratulations & Thank Y'all!

Hi everyone! I would like to thank y'all for joining my 3rd giveaway contest. Thanks for making it successful. Your participation is highly appreciated.

Anyhow, I just finished organizing the results. So here are the lucky winners! Congratulations guys! Please email your mailing address @ gregdemcy@gmail.com

1st prize (purse + earrings + bracelet)
A blogger who gains the highest number of first comment on my 5 blogs wins.
Winner: Chubskulit

2nd prize (4GB + wetseal cardigan)
A blogger who gains the most number of comments on my 5 blogs wins.
Winner: Zhenn

3rd prize (betty boop hat + avon perfume)
A blogger who gains the highest number of first comment on "My Life's Perception & Inspiration" blog wins.
Winner: Chubskulit

4th prize (Charlotte Russe tank + watch + earrings)
A blogger who gains the highest number of first comment on "The Dias Family Spot" blog wins.
Winner: SassyChick

5th prize (wetseal tank + watch + earrings)
A blogger who gains the highest number of first comment on "Savour D' Flavour" blog wins.
Winner: Chubskulit

6 winners of Sunglasses
(First 3 commenters of the month on my Shopping Reviews & Great Finds & Stuff blog wins)
Winners: Sassychick, Lulu, Chubskulit, Zhenn, Sassychick, & Yen (tie points was randomly picked from random.org)

3 Necklace
( First 3 top commenters of the month on my "Me & My Passion" blog wins.)
Winners: Lulu, Chubskulit & SassyChick

Plus a bonus cash prize worth $50.00 (2 winners of $15.00 & 2 winners of $10.00)
Please email me your paypal address so I can transfer the prize.

For more details regarding on points, just check it HERE!