Wednesday, July 23, 2008

perfumes : reasonable price

When you really want a good smelling perfume.. Always remember, it’s never cheap!!
A good and lasting perfume always has a reasonable price or maybe unreasonable sometimes. But if you really want to check out good scents, that won’t cost you that much. Victoria Secret topped the lists. Why? Not too expensive,, but the fresh and playful scents brings out the best in you. Especially,vanilla lace which I believe maybe too sweet if you sprayed on too much. but would be very interesting if you sprayed on just enough..

The healing garden also has good set of scents. As well as Bath and body works. Now there are also body sprays for each perfume that you could try. Like Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker. The perfume is 89$ but the body spray is only 35$. Not bad.

With love by Hillary duff and Pink sugar is also good too, both are under 50. J.Lo Live is not strong but has a lasting smell, MC by Mariah Carey has a soft pleasant smell, kind of expensive but also depends on the size, like if you want the big bottle that comes with the bath gel, lotion, and gift bag, etc, then be willing to shed the cash or just get the mid size bottle alone.

Also, Britney's Fantasy, Babyphat Goddess, and Paris )pink bottle new one) smells good. Not too expensive not exactly cheap either. Check out, perfumes there are suppose to be cheaper and they are brand name fragrances.

Monday, July 21, 2008

voice lessons: how to sing

even if i haven't teaching voice lessons for years already, I can still feel those days when everything was so fun and entertaining. I had my reasons why i left my job. But i surely missed it so much.

There are so many things that reminded me of those days. I really missed my friends, my colleagues and my students. I've always wanted to see them. Most of them are already successful with their chosen fields. I'm very happy for them. But there is also some things that i never forget. Like the lessons that are always in my heart. Well, let me see if i can still remember some of it.

1. Warm up. try to warm up your throat before you start singing, a proper vocal exercise will condition your throat, thus preventing any throat problems in the future.

2. relax yourself. don't stand like a robot or too stiff. don't keep your feet together, you don't want to look like you've just seen a ghost. Put your one foot forward further than the other. Either right or left foot is ok. Try to learn which side you're comfortable.

3. try to look for a focal point. or look for something that is in your eye level. Then try to focus on it for few seconds before your start singing. This will help you to be comfortable on stage or wherever your singing. especially if your singing in a large audience.

4. Inhale. Whenever you going to start a line of your song, remember to inhale and then exhale while you sing. This will give power to our voice and it can actually sustain your voice.

5. Modulate. Do not sing the first words of your song too loud. try to begin in soft voice then modulate. This will prepare the audience to the climax of your song which is usually in intense voice. and or high tones.

6. Move. Sway a little when your singing but don't overdo it, especially if it's a slow song. walk a little. Try not stay in just one place for a long time.

7. When reaching high notes try to inhale before you start singing the line. Try not to sing songs that are out of your voice range., Choosing the right song is very important. because it will display your real singing voice.

8. If you did everything but still nothing happens and there is no single difference. try dancing!

Some terms to remember:

1. flat - If the your pitch or tone is half step lower than the original pitch, then your pitch is flat.
Avoid being flat, especially when your singing the highest note of the song. This may be noticeable or not.

2. Sharp - If your pitch is half step higher than the original tone.

3. Tone deaf- Is when you cannot tell the difference of each notes. when you cannot distinguish the right tone, you're probably tone deaf.

Friday, July 18, 2008

marriage jokes

A boring afternoon can never be so boring when it started raining. So i just went back to my daily afternoon activities and checked my email. Then one of my High school friends. sent me an email.She did brighten my day! hehehe! She's really funny and loka loka! Here's her message. Hope it will brighten your day too! hahaha!

Wife: 'What are you doing?'

Husband: Nothing.

Wife: 'Nothing...? You've been reading our marriage certificate for an hour.'

Husband: 'I was looking for the expiry date.'


Wife : 'Do you want dinner?'

Husband: 'Sure! What are my choices?'

Wife: 'Yes or no.'


Wife: 'You always carry my photo in your wallet.. Why?'

Hubby: 'When there is a problem, no matter how great, I look at your picture and the problem disappears.'

Wife: 'You see how miraculous and powerful I am for you?'

Hubby: 'Yes! I see your picture and ask myself what other problem can there be greater than this one?'


Stress Reliever Girl: 'When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles and lighten your burden.'

Boy: 'It's very kind of you, darling, but I don't have any worries or troubles.'

Girl: 'Well that's because we aren't married yet.'


Son: 'Mum, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to give up my seat to a lady.'

Mom: 'Well, you have done the right thing.'

Son: 'But mum, I was sitting on daddy's lap.'


A newly married man asked his wife, 'Would you have married me if my father hadn't left me a fortune?'

'Honey,' the woman replied sweetly, 'I'd have married you, NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU A FORTUNE!'


Girl to her boyfriend: One kiss and I'll be yours forever.

The guy replies: 'Thanks for the early warning.'


A wife asked her husband: 'What do you like most in me, my pretty face or my

sExy body?'

He looked at her from head to toe and replied: 'I like your sense of humor!'

I knew it'll brighten your day!

Oh yeah she is my loka-loka but sexy friend from down under, Ella.. "ei, ei, under my umbrella, ella.. ella.. ei.. ei"

Thursday, July 17, 2008

heath ledger, a great actor

yesterday, me and my husband went to the movies. I was kind of angry when my husband chose "the dark knight" over another movie that i wanna watch. My mind was already set to watch the other movie. So I'm not in the mood at all. I have nothing against dark night. I just want to watch something else that night.

But after the movie. I was so thankful that my husband insisted to watch it. I just want to share to everybody my opinion about this actor...." Heath Ledger".

I have to say that i am not a big fan of Mr. Ledger, I just thought he's just one of those actors. You know, the typical hunk. But last night he proved me wrong. I am so impressed with his acting. He played a Psychopathic that enjoys killing people not for money but for pleasure i guess. Based on the story he was physically beaten tortured and scarred by his father. that's why he turned out to be the joker.

There are scenes that i really enjoy. There was this scene when he suddenly entered the mob's secret meeting with an absurd laugh. And tried to win their attention by dressing up his coat with grenades. The scene where he wore a nurse uniform and put on a wig. Then he smiled and said "hi!" to Harvey Dent. I find that funny. And the scene where he was walking out of the hospital, i like that too.

Aaron Echart( Harvey Dent), Gary Oldman(Lt. Gordon, Maggie Gyllenhall, Morgan Freeman and of course Christian Bayle. These characters deliberately made this movie worth watching. But i have to say It was Heath Ledger that made this movie so interesting. The Joker was well established. You may agree or not. but that is just my opinion.
We'll sure gonna miss this brilliant actor. He's very young, same age as mine.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How to choose the right perfume

Choosing a Perfume can be a very difficult decision, Not only for yourself but for your loved ones as well, especially if it’s your mother in law.

Different fragrance will produce a different scent on various types of skin. Therefore, when buying perfume we need to do some good research and try it out before you jump to actual buying it.

Thousands of different scents are now in the market. If you never bought any perfume before and not sure which perfume will be right for you or your friend, you should check out some perfume review sites or you can start by asking friends which are in and out. Or which are popular and which aren’t. Then test it yourself by checking it out on stores. And try it on your skin. Bring a friend if you like.

There are ways to try out a perfume you should try these two to get the right one for you. Now there is both advantage and disadvantage about these two methods of testing if you only using one method.

By testing on your skin, you will be able to know exactly how it smells on your skin, But take note, you should not try out too many different scents of perfume, because if you did, all the scents that you tried first will mix the current perfume your testing and you won’t get the accurate smell of those fragrances. You just made your fragrance testing complicated.

You can also test on fragrance blotters, Try to spray on different cards and write the name of that fragrance at the back of those cards. The disadvantage of this is that you will not get the exact smell on your skin. So, the best way is to try both.
and then choose the smell that you like and try it on your skin,

and one last tip try to wait a few minutes, then try to smell your skin again, because some perfume changes overtime.

Monday, July 14, 2008

aspartame in coke zero

I just received a text message from a concerned friend of mine. She is also a young mother like me, so probably she just wanted to share this message to me. this is her exact message:

"FYI! the new coke zero contains aspartame which is known to be carcinogenic or cancerous. and fyi cancer is now the leading cause of deaths worldwide, so don't drink Coke Zero. And always be a label reader. Please forward this message".

I'm such a big fan of coke ever since a kid,and i like the black coke in can.
I know that too much of this can really blow up your belly. So i took sometime to do my research on this and here's what i found:

ASPARTAME: a crystalline compound C14H18N2O5 that is a diamide synthesized from phenylalanine and aspartic acid and that is used as a low-calorie sweetener.
Based on Merriam-Webster dictionary.. it doesn't say toxic.

here's another one:

Aspartame has been the subject of controversy regarding its safety and the circumstances of its approval by the American FDA and European FSA. Aspartic acid, into which aspartame is metabolized, is a known NMDA receptor antagonist. Aspartame itself has been shown to have antinociceptive properties through effecting NMDA receptors in mice. Some studies have also recommended further investigation into possible connections between aspartame and negative effects such as headaches, brain tumors, brain lesions, and lymphoma.[16][17][18] These findings, combined with possible conflicts of interest involving CEO Donald Rumsfeld in the approval process, have engendered vocal activism regarding the possible risks of aspartame.[19][20]


This aspartame issue is been here for ages already, the controversy has been always there but why is it reopened? and why coke? There's nutra sweet, Pepsi, and tons of sugar free products.

then i came across this site:

i still have a lot of things in mind, but for now i guess i can go back to drinking coke once in a while.

oh coke..

boy band

One of my teen students kept telling me about his favorite boy band in their country, Farenheit(Did i spell that correctly?). And out of four members, Wu Zun was her favorite, Out of curiosity i tried to watch one of his soaps in the afternoon for it was shown here. I'm not a big fan of F4 before. (popular boy band maybe 6 years ago)
but when i started watching i got hooked. Oh yes i hate to admit this but yes i got hooked.

So then i began to admire this young gentleman named Wu Zun, Oh! and his co star Ella, which is also a member of a girl group(s.H.E)is really funny. At this age of mine i never think i would be hooked to this kind of fad. Yesterday, as i was eating my lunch, I heard them(Wu Zun and Calvin of Fahrenheit) singing on TV. Yes they're here. I'm very surprised, But of course i don't scream and shout I'm way passed that.

A lot of fans were going crazy over them while their(Calvin and him) singing. Many young girls all over Asia flew to our country just to see them. And they're all have one thing in common. They don't understand what they're singing. Or maybe some do. hehehe!

Friday, July 11, 2008


As i was doing my day to day reports and lessons, My screen saver started to appear, It was a slide show of all the pictures saved in my PC. Then i came across this picture it was taken last December 2007, but every time i get to see this picture, i always get the same feeling every time. Like it just happened yesterday.

It was Christmas holiday, And we got complimentary tickets to watch a crocodile show. I was still pregnant then. My brother wanted to go the bridge over the crocodile pool. I was excited so we all ran and went up the bridge. My imagination started to work, What if the bridge breaks down? what if we all fall? Will anybody survive? there are 15 medium to large size hungry crocodiles waiting to be fed!

and up to now this picture still creeps me. By the way those are my sister and brother's foot.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

smart kid

I have a 13-year old student, I've been teaching her for around 3 months already, We had those days wherein we're in serious classes, but of course. I don't like too serious because it makes the class boring. I just want to share that i used to be like this girl when i was young. I'm not really fond of school but there are days that i like school to the point that i join quiz bees and competitions.

Jenny(her English name) Likes to draw anything under the sun, There are times that if she can't explain her thoughts, She'll draw it to me so i will understand. We both like Japanese animation. I remember that i like to draw Ranma 1/2 when i was in high school.
I even thought of studying Japanese language just to understand those cartoons on cable.(weird)

This girl might think that she is not that smart compared to her classmates. But i know she has the potential to be very intelligent. She is just sometimes out of focus. If she will only focus on her studies. she'll be more than what she can think of. Jenny is still very young there still a lot of things ahead of her. And i know that she can do it, If she will put her heart and mind into it. nothing is impossible.


I just gave birth to my new baby last March 9. I'm so blessed for having a new boy in my life. After 4 months of sleeping late and breastfeeding. I'm still fat! hahaha! But it's OK because my baby is just so cute. I just hope he got his father's nose.

At the first month, My eldest (daughter) started to get jealous and i know it's normal, But i never thought this would be so hard. I mean it's really harder than i imagined. Now i have to divide my attention to my daughter and my son and oh yeah my husband too. Waaaaah! It's like i'm always in the middle of everything. My daughter would always say "i have to leave you now mom, I'm already 5. I can live at grandma's house. you don't love me anymore." This line would end up in a long explanation. then i have to pamper her or read her story and stuff like that.

One time, my daughter tried to feed his baby brother not with one feeding bottle but with two bottles!!! at the same time!!!waaaaaah!!! but after this incident i became more careful, and i always make sure that i don't leave my children together.. alone. And i make sure that i watch my words with my daughter, She is more sensitive now. I love my children and I'll do anything for them. oh! and my husband too.

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