Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Contest Extended!!!!! + Lotto News

My ongoing contest: http://www.chelsspltmlk.com/2010/11/free-statement-shirt-for-my-500th-post.html  has been extended because the prize picker (my son Wolf) is on vacation. So the contest will end on Friday, December3, instead. So please encourage your friends to join and you can get your own free statement shirts!!!!


The P741 million lotto jackpot has been won, finally! (See news here: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20101129-306070/Lucky-bettor-from-Luzon-wins-P741-M-Grand-Lotto-jackpot)

The winning combinations are: 11-16-42-47-31-37.

The winner is just one lucky SOB. Hope s/he manages the windfall well. We hear a lot of stories nowadays wherein lottery winners ended up worse than before they won the lottery. Tsk. Tsk.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

LocalRoam | Refer friends, get gift

If this isn't a sweet deal, then I don't what this is.

All you need to do is refer friends, create an account and you'll get loads of discounts from different stores in the metro.

Click on the title to go to LOCAL ROAM.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We Have A Date!!!

So Will and Kate have set a date for their very much anticipated wedding: April 29, 2011!

Coincidentally the birthday of one of my brother (the third one) and my Godson Gab. V. cool.

Below is the news from People:

Mark your calendars: Prince William and Kate Middleton have chosen a wedding date!

Hope they declare it a holiday because that means we get a day off from work. Double yay!
Below is the news from People:

The Royal wedding will take place on Friday, April 29, 2011, according to the British Monarchy Twitter. It will take place at Westminster Abbey, the venue for the 1947 wedding of the then Princess Elizabeth, William's grandmother the Queen.

The couple, both 28, have received their wish to have a relatively early ceremony. William is known to have wanted as short an engagement as was practical, PEOPLE understands, and they both wanted a spring wedding.
Early clues as to the venue came only a day after their November 16 engagement, when Kate was seen leaving the Abbey after receiving a tour by officials.

Sources early Tuesday said that despite the fact it can seat 2,000 guests, the couple like the Abbey's "intimacy." The palace officials have also announced that the Royal Family and will pay for the church service, the music and parties. The cost of security – likely to run into millions – will be met by the British taxpayers.

Meanwhile, the couple are continuing their lives as they had been pre-engagement. Catherine Middleton, as the palace calls her, was seen shopping at upmarket superstore Waitrose in Menai Bridge, not far from the home that the prince rents in North Wales.
It will also be a public holiday in the U.K, the Prime Minister David Cameron announced. There is already the May Day holiday on the following Monday, making for a festive four-day weekend for the country.
The BBC reported that the date is also the feast day of St. Catherine of Sienna.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mommy Concerns

How's this for another run of not-so-goodluck? Wolf have had a case of the sniffles this past week. He was on his way to recovery when last Saturday, after our trek to the mall, he caught a fever and by nighttime, he has shown symptoms of his amoebiasis (he got it way back in 2008 and it recurs every now and then).

It is not as severe as the first time he got it but I'm concerned about his lack of appetite due to the onsaught of sickness.

We're hoping and praying that he recovers soon. It breaks my heart always, always to see him sick.  Ah, such vulnerability when one becomes a mother.

On a more positive note, I got some fantastic news last Friday but I'm not authorized to divulge yet. 

It's good news but for some reason I felt teeny, tiny bad about it. 

Anyway, I'll shout it to the world as soon as soon I'm given the go ahead signal.

And please, do join my ongoing contest: http://www.chelsspltmlk.com/2010/11/free-statement-shirt-for-my-500th-post.html

We still have a week to go.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thump, Thump + A Very Royal Engagement

The past week had been stressful with me and my mother-in-law getting sick at the same time.

She had an infection and a really, really sore and painful varicose veins while I have had a lot of palpitation episodes.

Now I wasn't sure where the palpitations where coming from because I have been given clearance from hyperthyroid earlier this year.

So off to the cardiologist I went and just to be safe he advised me to undergo the thyroid tests again, CBC, chest xray and ECG.
The results came in today and everything is normal except for my ECG. According to my cardio, there are some veins and arteries in my heart where the blood flow is somehow impeded. Hence, the difficulty in breathing and dizziness.

I have to undergo 2D Echo and Treadmill Stress Test.

Hope it's nothing serious. It's no fun being sick and I want to start playing soccer again because I want to introduce Wolf to the sport. Need to be in top shape.

On a lighter note, I would lke to express my delight at Prince William and Kate Middleton's recently announced engagement.

They have lasted this long and I'm glad that they have a chance to go after that elusive 'happily ever after' experience.
Fervently hoping that it all works out.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Engaged! | Kate Middleton, Prince William

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

My Current Boob Tube Faves

House MD was introduced to me by my friend Ardee way back in 2004.  My husband and I got hooked the after watching the 1st episode.  Hugh Laurie and the crew have undergone a whole lot of changes these past few seasons (and I still miss Cameron because she looked so good with Chase) and I'm still uneasy about the House-Cuddy hook up.

Really, I'd prefer a Wilson-House hook up. Wouldn't you?

Watching The Office was an influence of my former boss (and Wolf'd Godfather), Rowald. 
I'm wondering how the show would move forward without Michael Scott's cringe-inducing antics. =(.

The PB and J tandem has lost their kilig factor and I'm hoping that they show more Creed Bratton. He's the only guy in this show that makes sense. I miss his one-liners.

Modern family is my current favorite. The cast dynamic is just wonderful, wonderful. Very funny and engaging and they seem to have avoided the sophomore jinx that Glee is currently struggling with.

My most favorite character: Gloria! (Jay!!!!)

Friday, November 05, 2010

A Peaceful Rest for The Love Woman

A Kind of Burning

Ophelia Dimalanta

it is perhaps because

one way or the other

we keep this distance

closeness will tug as apart

in many directions

in absolute din

how we love the same

tirvial pursuits and

insignificant gewgaws

spoken or inert

claw at the same straws

pore over the same jigsaws

trying to make heads or tails

you take the edges

i take the center

keeping fancy guard

loving beyond what is there

you sling at the stars

i bedeck the weeds

straining in song or

profanities towards some

fabled meeting apart

from what dreams read

and suns dismantle

we have been all the hapless

lovers in this wayward world

in almost all kinds of ways

except we never really meet

but for this kind of burning.

Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio Hook Up?

Well, I've been down with the flu for the past two days and when I came back online, here's what I found out from PEOPLE:

When newly single Blake Lively is spotted dining with Leonardo DiCaprio, eyebrows are sure to raise.

But was the duo's dinner at New York City eatery The Lion more business than pleasure?

Sources tell PEOPLE that although Lively, 23, and DiCaprio, 35, were indeed sitting next to each other, they were not sitting alone.
The dinner "was with Baz [Luhrmann] and five other people," a source says.

Why Luhrmann? According to Deadline Hollywood, the famed director is currently on the hunt for an actress to play Daisy Buchanan in his next film project, The Great Gatsby. The site also reports that DiCaprio recently read for Luhrmann as the film's star Jay Gatsby.

So, the dinner, a source says, was "all about the movie."

Aside from Lively, Luhrmann reportedly has Keira Knightley, Amanda Seyfried, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman in mind as contenders for the role.


Awww. So it was just business after all. I kinda like them together. Let's see how the movie progresses.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Latest On Charice

Reposting the latest Charice news. This girl is really getting somewhere!

Thank you and congratulations CIA (Charice Internet Army), you have done it again! Charice is the winner of J-14 magazine’s Icon of Tomorrow Award! Yes, you heard correctly – she won, she won, she won! We asked you to vote and you responded. You responded just as you had when we asked you to vote for her to win the “Best Oprah Show Musical Performance” award! Last December, teen singing sensation Charice thanked her fan base Chasters after she edged global singing stars in the ‘Best Oprah Show Musical Performace’ award. Charice beat Whitney Houston, James Taylor, Michael BublĂ©, Journey, and the Black Eyed Peas in the online poll on Oprah.com, receiving 70% of the votes for her ‘Note to God’ performance. The Black Eyed Peas received only 9% of the votes. They clearly do not have an Internet Army like Charice does.
J-14 Magazine is the #1 teen celebrity magazine and our Charice is pictured in the December issue several times. The December issue is now available so make sure to get your copy today! The winners of all of the J-14 Teen Icon 2010 Awards are featured, including Charice, the Icon of Tomorrow! Glee, which features our Charice as Sunshine Corazon, won as Iconic TV Show. There is also a feature on the College Class of 2010 which asks the young stars what they would be doing if they were actually attending their freshman year of college right now. The magazine states that Charice is taking online classes working towards her bachelor’s degree in communications. Charice is also featured in the piece “14 Seconds With the Stars” where they were asked to name the best gift they have ever given. Charice replied with, “I gave a laptop to the fan who first posted my videos on YouTube.”
There is only one more outstanding favor we had asked of you and that was to vote to win Charice an official spot as a top five nominee for the 2011 People’s Choice Awards as Breakout Music Artist of the Year. We also asked you to vote for her in other categories – Favorite Pop Artist, Female Artist, Web Celeb, and Favorite Song (Pyramid). Voting has ended so all we can do is wait. The official nominees in all categories will be named on November 9th. We will find out then if the Charice Internet Army can maintain their perfect voting record. Let’s hope so!

By Terynn Boulton, charicemania.com

Free Statement Shirt for My 500th Post!!! Join Now!

So this is my 500th post and to celebrate it along with the re-'vamping' of my blog, I am giving out free customized statement shirts (like the ones below) to TWO of our lucky readers:


What's amazing here is that it's YOUR statement that's gonna be printed on the shirt and I'm gonna send it to you (or meet up with you if you're based in Manila) anywhere in the Philippines.

Just follow these simple intructions:

1. Log on using your Gmail/Blogger account (required)

2. Leave a comment on the comments section of this entry with the following details:

   Your name:
   Statement that you want printed on your shirt (max of 5 words):
   Size of your shirt:
   Your gender:
   Your preferred shirt color:
3. That's it!

Deadline for entries will be on November 30, 2010 and my son, Wolf will pick out the lucky contestant names!

Winners will be posted on this blog on December 01, 2010.

So start posting those comments now and ask your friends to post their entries as well to get your own statement shirts, absolutely for FREE!!!