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Globe DSL

>> 3/31/2009

It's been quite awhile since I made personal updates here. Many things had happened and I'll try my very best to get into details one by one, one day at a time. Too many photos to share too. Good thing that our DSL will be installed anytime today. I applied with Globe's 384 Kbps plan, that is landline plus internet last Saturday. I am impressed with the fast processing of our application. Unlike with our worst experience with PLDT, wherein we have applied with them a month ago and there is no assurance nor confirmation that our application is on process already, least to say the very inconsistent answers from those PLDT's CSR we talked to. I just hope that Globe can deliver what they have promised too. Here's what I need to blog this coming days:

  • Problems encountered with paypal/ eon account
  • Gabbys' graduation photos
  • Swimming photos of kids
  • domain purchase of this blog
  • summer activities


Friday Fillins-#117

>> 3/27/2009

1. "In a hole in the ground there lived worms."

2. " It made a hell out of me but that ain't no matter."

3. "After dark the rain began to fall again, my tears started falling too."

4. "Release from the hold of the Spanish galleon."

5. "There was a hand in the darkness, and it scares me a lot."

6. "Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, so be careful."

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to updating my blogs, tomorrow my plans include visit my parents and Sunday, I want to hear mass!


The Graduate

>> 3/21/2009

She finally made it yesterday afternoon. 2:00 p. m. as a Kinder Junior for batch 2008-2009! And we're one proud parents of course! Just like last year, I am still touched and happy to see her moving up to another level. how time flies so fast and she will be Kinder Senior next year and will be on grade school the year after! Oh my I am really getting older.LOL! She got the "Most Punctual" and Best in Attendance Award. and was given a loyalty award. Oh well, though she didn't get any major award and recognition, we were so proud that she can get even with kids who are ahead of her age. That was one accomplishment already. Congratulations Gabby! Daddy, Mama and Nicco were oh so proud of you!


Tomorrow is the Day!

>> 3/19/2009

...that my daughter Gabby have been patiently waiting for since last week...She had been practicing and vocalizing every now and then. She even sings while she sleeps. LOL.

Need to prepare these tonight just so I won't forget:

  • Gabby's white graduation dress
  • her new black shoes
  • white socks
  • digicam
  • spare batteries
  • bottled water
  • fan

Been so exhausted this past few days and I need to get a decent sleep this time. :)


I am a Mother, I am a Wife

>> 3/16/2009

Thanks for this one Cee and Tet! I enjoyed this one.


1. Link with the person who tagged you.
2. Copy above images.
3. Post this on any or all of your Blog/s.
4. Answer the two-part questionnaire following these Rules. (Feel free to elaborate your answers. For questions 8 - 14, post only the one (1) which you believe best describes your choice.)
5. Share this with at least seven (7) friends on your Blog Roll.
6. Come back to Living A' La Mode (DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK PLEASE.) and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master List.
7. Have fun!

Parenting Style

1. Do you exercise full or minimal control over your child's / children's behavior? Full Control!
2. Do you expect your child / children to obey 100% or let her / him / them do what pleases her / him / them? Knowing kids, I don't expect them to obey 100%. Sometimes I let them do things that pleases them.
3. Do you welcome discussion or you simply set rules? A combination of both.
4. Do you reprimand? Yes.
5. Do you use spanking for punishment? Sometimes, when they keep on repeating things that I told them they should not because its bad.
6. Do you use some kind of a reward System for motivation? Yes. and it works.
7. Do you enjoy being a Parent? Of course! hard but fulfilling!
8. Are you a hands-on Parent or do you have a full-time Nanny? Hands On. No nanny since birth.
9. At what age would you let your child make simple decisions for himself / herself? As soon as we notice they could do things themselves.
10.Do you and your Husband have the same Parenting Style? Kinda different.

Wife Style

7. How long have you been married? ~

8. How do you feel about being a Wife?

* It's fun.

9. What has been your typical sleeping attire since you got married?

* Sweats or Shorts

10. How do you show how appreciative you are of your Husband?

* By being always affectionate.

11. What do you do when your Husband annoys you?

* Scream at him. LOL!

12. You are buying or planning to buy your first house as Husband and Wife ....

* It is / going to be a large estate.

13. How does your house look like at the end of the day when Hubby gets home?

* Immaculate and spotless.

14. How do you feel about running a household?

* Always motivated.

15. What is the sweetest gift you have given your Husband so far?

* Love. :)

Tagging Sharque, Eds, Vannie, Rhedge, Nol, Shimumsy, Juliana.


New Look!

>> 3/15/2009

Oh well, still got to fix things up since I've lost some of the widgets I had install on my previous template. But was able to back it up! :) Will have to go and continue tweaking this up tomorrow for we have a surprise visitor here! My Mom! :)


The Week That Was

>> 3/14/2009

So where have I been the whole week.... here are highlights of what I've been through


  • was a busy day at the office since a lot of customers have been requesting for an installation of original OS. Later we learned that OMB was raising again the issue of anti- piracy campaign on computer products specifically the Operating System.

  • A stressful day for me HERE
  • Attended a seminar in Makati. Kaakabay Sales Rally held at 6750. got home at 7:30 p.m. But I did enjoy this one, got a shirt as a prize in one of the activities that we had. Food served are a ok! :)
  • Another so-so day at office.
  • Went to Pag-Ibig
  • Got text message from my sister that mom was already discharge from the hospital. Thank God!
  • Friday the 13th, but I think was a luck day for me since I was able to relax at work.
  • Payroll day.


Friday Fillins #115

>> 3/13/2009


1. When I look to the left, I see my office mate busy surfing the net too!

2. Bedroom is the room that has the best view in my home.

3. Let it work by itself.

4. Easy done dirt cheap!

5. Saving mother earth is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.

6. If you have any problems feel free to tell me and I will listen.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finish online tasks, tomorrow my plans include emptying pile of laundry and Sunday, I want to sleep all day (I wish I could! LOL!


Looking for a Competent Web Host

>> 3/12/2009

Building up your website needs a careful study on what do you think will be beneficial to you and your readers or customers. There are many ways on how you can attain this. You just have to take into consideration like buying your own domain name or would still consider to go into those free platform host, or you might consider getting a web host for your blogs or website.

There are many web hosting services that you can select from, but you must be able to determine who among them will be able to satisfy all your needs. First you must be able to prioritize those who has a great positive web hosting rating, for a lot of customers are well satisfied with the services that they get from them. You may search on since they carry all the widest searchable directory of different web hosts and other pertinent information regarding your queries.

They also have the web hosting tutorials that will help you and will serve as your guide at times you encounter some problems regarding hosting issues. They give you different options and insights that will help you enlighten on some matters. They have this web hosting awards that they conduct every month wherein they gather votes form independent customer rating and you get to see who are being the best web hosting provider.


Overwhelming Realization

I grew up witnessing the realization of life. Being able to live each day with hope and eagerness to surpass life's challenges and obstacles, I am lucky enough to have been raised by parents who taught us the proper value and made us see what the true meaning of life. I am not saying that I am perfect and so as my parents.

Looking back, they have sacrificed a lot in giving us our needs. They have exceeded efforts in wanting to give us a brighter future. Now I understand everything.. things that I could not comprehend then.

Being in their shoes... same situation... different time..



>> 3/11/2009

~photo taken last Feb 9, Mandaluyong Day ~


On Finding Quality Syringe

>> 3/10/2009

Hubby has been a diabetic person since he was 12. All male members of the family are the ones who go it. His father died a year ago due to the complications of Diabetes. It was hard for he needs a high maintenance since there are different types of medicines that he needs to take, extra precautions are advised especially when he gets a wound, for a simple cut or scratch would led to a more complicated condition. They need to check on their sugar every so often to ensure that they are on their normal sugar level. Hubby injects insulin twice a day after taking a sugar test using his glucometer. But we need to find some affordable insulin syringes to be able to at least save up for other necessary expenses.


PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

>> 3/08/2009

Yesterday was my follow up check up from my OB, I underwent a trans-v ultrasound again to monitor my myoma. The result shows that besides from myoma, I also have a Polycsytic ovary. My OB told me that I need not worry on the myoma, but still needs to maintain a 3 mos. trans-v ultrasound to monitor its size. What we need to focus this time is the PCOS, she told me that it can be treated but needs to patient in taking up medicines for it. I was lucky enough to give birth to a 2 kids, for she told me that POCS patients hane a hard time in conceiving and one of the effect of it is infertility. I was given an oral contraceptive pill, she gave me ALTHEA which is an Anti-androgen pill to regulate my menstrual flow, she have also informed me of the benefits that I can get from taking it. For it will also make my face fair and clearer for it is also a cure for pimples. I was also advised to take iron supplements as she noticed that I look so pale. I am also scheduled next week for my OGTT test ( Oral glucose tolerance test), this ius also a part of determining if I am a candiadate for becoming a diabetic person, which is also one of the many factors to consider in having this so called PCOS.

I hjave made research on this and would like to share it here, women should be wary about this for you might be experiencing the symptoms of it.

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), also known by the name Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is a hormonal problem that causes women to have a variety of symptoms.

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

The symptoms of PCOS include:

  1. Irregular or no menstrual periods
  1. Acne
  1. Obesity, and
  1. Excess hair growth

Other signs and symptoms of PCOS include:

  • acne,
  • oily skin,
  • skin discolorations,
  • abnormal hair growth and distribution.

Any of the above symptoms and signs may be absent in PCOS, with the exception of irregular or no menstrual periods. All women with PCOS will have irregular or no menstrual periods. Women who have PCOS do not regularly ovulate; that is, they do not release an egg every month. This is why they do not have regular periods.

What causes polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

No one is quite sure what causes PCOS. Although women with PCOS often have a mother or sister with the condition, there is not enough scientific evidence to prove that the condition may be inherited. The ovaries of women with PCOS frequently contain a number of small cysts, hence the name poly (many) cystic ovarian syndrome. A similar number of cysts may occur in women without PCOS. Therefore, the cysts themselves do not seem to be the cause of the problem. A malfunction of the body's blood sugar control system (insulin system) is frequent in women with PCOS, and researchers believe that these abnormalities may be related to the development of PCOS. It is known that the ovaries of women with PCOS produce excess amounts of male hormone known as androgen. This excessive production of male hormones may be a result of the abnormalities in insulin production.

How is polycystic ovarian syndrome diagnosed?

The diagnosis of PCOS is generally made on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms as discussed above. The doctor will want to exclude other illnesses that have similar features, such as low thyroid hormone blood levels (hypothyroidism) or elevated levels of a milk-producing hormone (prolactin). Also, tumors of the ovary or adrenal glands can produce elevated male hormone (androgen) blood levels that cause acne or excess hair growth, mimicking symptoms of PCOS.

Other laboratory tests can be helpful in making the diagnosis of PCOS. Serum levels of male hormones (DHEA and testosterone) may be elevated. However, levels of testosterone that are highly elevated are not unusual with PCOS and call for additional evaluation. Additionally, levels of a hormone released by the brain (LH) are elevated.

Cysts are fluid-filled sacs. The cysts in the ovaries can be identified with imaging technology. (However, as noted above, women without PCOS can have many cysts as well.) Ultrasound, which passes sound waves through the body to create a picture of the kidneys, is used most often. Ultrasound imaging employs no injected dyes or radiation and is safe for all patients including pregnant women. It can also detect cysts in the kidneys of a fetus. Because women without PCOS can have ovarian cysts, and because ovarian cysts are not part of the definition of PCOS, ultrasound is not routinely ordered to diagnose PCOS. The diagnosis is usually a clinical one based on the patient's history, physical examination, and laboratory testing.

More powerful and expensive imaging methods such as computed tomography (CT scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) also can detect cysts, but they are generally reserved for situations where other conditions, such as ovarian or adrenal gland tumors are suspected. CT scans require x-rays and sometimes injected dyes, which can be associated with some degree of complications in certain patients.

What conditions can be associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Women with PCOS are at a higher risk for a number of illnesses, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer of the uterus (endometrial cancer). Much of this risk can be reversed by exercise and weight loss. Additionally, it is important for women with PCOS to have regular periods. If a woman does not have regular periods, her risk of cancer of the uterus (endometrial cancer) is increased. Medication is generally prescribed to induce regular periods. Obesity is a complication of PCOS. Reducing the medical risks from PCOS-associated obesity requires hard work on the part of the woman with PCOS and is often frustrating. For more information about obesity and management, please read the Obesity article.

What treatments are available for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Treatment of PCOS depends partially on the woman's stage of life. For younger women who desire birth control, the birth control pill, especially those with low "androgenic" (male hormone-like) side effects can cause regular periods and prevent the risk of uterine cancer. For women who do not require birth control, treatments that cause a woman to have a period four times a year is all that is required.

For acne or excess hair growth, a water pill (diuretic) called spironolactone may be prescribed to help reverse these problems. The use of spironolactone requires occasional monitoring of blood tests because of its potential effect on the blood potassium levels and kidney function. Propecia, a medicine taken by men for hair loss, is another medication that blocks the effect of male hormones on hair growth. Both of these medications can affect the development of a male fetus and should not be used if the woman desires to become pregnant.

For women who desire pregnancy, a medication called clomiphene (Clomid) can be used to induce ovulation (cause egg production). In addition, weight loss can normalize menstrual cycles and often increases the possibility of pregnancy in women with PCOS. Other, more aggressive, treatments for infertility (including injection of gonadotropin hormones and assisted reproductive technologies) may also be required in women who desire pregnancy and do not become pregnant on Clomid therapy. Obesity that occurs with PCOS needs to be treated because it can cause numerous additional medical problems. Consultation with a dietician on a frequent basis is helpful until just the right individualized program is established for each woman.

Metformin (Glucophage) is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. This drug affects the action of insulin and is useful in reducing the symptoms of PCOS.

Finally, a surgical procedure known as ovarian drilling can help induce ovulation in some women who have not responded to other treatments for PCOS. In this procedure a small portion of ovarian tissue is destroyed by an electric current delivered through a needle inserted into the ovary.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome At A Glance
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is an illness characterized by irregular or no periods, acne, obesity, and excess hair growth.
  • Women with PCOS are at a higher risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
  • With proper treatment, risks can be minimized. Ideal treatment is directed to each of the manifestations of PCOS.
Source: Here


Friday Fillins #114

>> 3/06/2009


1. Yesterday was my last random act of kindness.

2. Another place Another time.

3. I'm sensitive in matters of the heart.

4. Coffee, tea or milk.

5. Taking separate paths.

6. Our problems always reminds me that there is GOD .

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to uploading tons of photos, tomorrow my plans include visiting my mom in the hospital and Sunday, I want to hear mass!


Let's Be Friends Awards

>> 3/05/2009

Thanks Rocks! I really appreciate it!

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

To all those who are listed on my friendly link list, feel free to grab this award for you all deserve this too!


WW-So Sweet!

>> 3/04/2009

Thanks for looking! :)


Marching on.....

>> 3/02/2009

Here comes the fire preventive month which also signals that summer is finally here. Gabby's final and fourth quarter exam will start tomorrow till Thursday, come Friday will gonna be their TOGA pictorial. March 20 will be the culminating day. I am happy to see that Gabby have improved a lot in terms of her comprehensive ability, she could also clearly write her name.

On the other hand, Nicco's development is also noticeable now that he's 2 years and 10 mos. he could talk clearly and not that"bulol" anymore. We are so proud that we were able to raise 2 beautiful and charming kids. Though you could imagine how hard it is to raise a pre-school and toddler at the same time. Sometimes, things gets out on hand that there are some incidents that I could not contol my temper. Screaming at the top of my voice whenever these two kids show episodes of tantrums, fighting over a piece of toy, food, pencil, crayons, cup of water, pillow and even on catching our attentions. But I can say that it's all worth it whenever we see accomplishments they make. Kids wouldn't be kids if they are not like that, right?!


Read My Mind

>> 3/01/2009

Snagged this from Chikai~ thanks

I’m tired of:Doing the Laundry!
I am listening to: My keyboards ticking sound! LOL.
Maybe I should: Quit my job and be a SAHM.
I Wish: I could save enough to buy a laptop!
Chocolate is: addicting!
I last ate: Paksw na lechon
Right now I'm craving: Zagu cookies and cream
Love is: a special gift
Today: is Sunday and we're off to hear mass this afternoon
Tomorrow: is another busy day since it the first day of the week


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