ss_blog_claim=c3121b1aa4bcdd7b8a9c788df86dd531 Roselle's Sweet Escape: November 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Lovers Planet

Last year I joined a Mixer Telephone study that was conducted by the University of Pennsylvania wherein their goal is to collect large calls from different languages. I think it is about their research in speech technology. Anyways, I just remembered that because the first person that I talked to was a Russian girl who has been living here in the States and it surprised her when I told her that I met my husband on the internet. She exclaimed that she went through the same although she met her hubby through Lovers Planet - Russian Girls dating site. Isn’t that amazing that no matter where you are and who you are everyone can find their true love. She said that they been married for 3 years already at that time and she is so thankful that her husband found her at

I haven’t heard of the site before so I decided to check it out and found out that it is an online dating service which connects Russian women to other foreigners who wish to establish friendships, long-term relationships and so as marriage. If you’d like to know more of it visit

Thank God It's Friday!

It is Friday once again people! The end of the month... wow! 2007 is almost over and can't wait what 2008 has to offer to all of us. Anyways, I will be going out again to do some errand and will be back checking opps later on and hopefully there's still some for me. My fingers are hurting from doing my data entry work so I guess I will take it slow today. See yah later all and enjoyr your Friday! TC!

Shopping Cart Software

Every people who’s into business knows that putting up one the traditional way is very time consuming and exhausting. You have to do a lot of things just to get it started, like finding a great location and thinking of gimmicks to promote your products. But now that we are living in the world of technology, I think it is setting up an online business is much easier. There are a lot of sites that can help them exhibit their products to billions of people via the internet. One of them is the Ashop Commerce that has an award winning shopping cart software which is designed for small to medium sized business that will help you increase your profit. It is web based so you can access it no matter where you are. It is easy to use as no installation is required plus you can customize it according to your needs. Their shopping cart is hosted using an ultra fast web servers and monitored 24/7. If you are interested just visit their website and check their ecommerce software’s free 10-day trial with no credit card needed.

Not An Addict At All

I thought I'd be a 100% internet addict because I spend most of my day in front of my computer. But answering those questions made me think that I just use it moderately :) But surely my hubby wouldn't think that way because he always say that I am an internet addict :D

You Are 56% Addicted to the Internet

You're somewhat addicted to the internet - but who isn't?
You can keep it under check, and you're by no means a hermit.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Binoculars And More!

Sometimes it is hard to buy a gift for a person that you think has it all already. That is why when and if permitted I’d like to ask them what they want for Christmas. One of my cousins back home wanted a new binocular, the other wants a new pair of Sunglasses. I know I can get sunglasses easily but I have no idea where I can get a good deal when it comes to binoculars. So I searched on the internet and ended up finding which is one of the leading distributors of different optics products from designer eyewear to microscopes, night vision goggles, digital cameras and a lot more! You can shop by brands, categories or by departments. Why buy from OpticsPlanet? Because they offer very low sale prices and will pay for the shipping within the 48 states. So if you are like me having a hard time deciding on which to buy for a present, check out their Gift Guide and Best Sellers to get some idea on what to give to your family, relatives or friends.

What Is Goin' On?

Today I had a chance to talk to Ms. Recel and I found out that their PR went to zero... I wonder what is going on? I am thankful that so far my PR is still in good standing and I am hoping that it would stay the same even just for a little longer. It is scary if it will go down to zero from where it is right now. I can't imagine how frustrating its gonna be because all of us are working so hard to keep our blogs in order. Let's hope that everything goes back to "normal". Crossing my fingers.

Nations Finance

When I was working back in the Philippines, it is always hard to ask for an emergency Loan in our office. It would take forever before they could approve it because the paper has to go through a lot of people. That is why it is very frustrating if you need an immediate money because you just can’t have it right away. But thankfully in our digital world now, there are a lot of options which you can avail even if you are in the comfort of your home. Say for example if you need Personal loans, Car loans, Unsecured loans or even Homeowner loans, there are financial institutions now that can help you. One of them is called Nations Finance. It is an independent financial comparison site. They will do the work for you and provide you the best deal available. Check it out and see their free to use personal finance guide.

Holiday Means...

Christmas is the holiday that I most anticipate. I like to see all the houses decorated with lights, lanterns, snowmen, raindeers etc. I also love giving gifts and ofcourse receiving too even if it's not the most expensive gift ever it doesn't matter. When I was in the Philippines, me and my sisters would buy lots of candies, we would wrap 'em individualy and put some money in it and would give it to carolers... I miss doing that because there are no carolers here in our area. I love it here, but during holiday seasons, I always wish that I am in the Philippines.

What The Holidays Mean to You

For you, the holidays are about generosity. You give as much as you possibly can to friends, family, and charity.

You celebrate the holidays in an over the top style. If something is cute, you'll buy it. People end up with a lot of gifts from you - and your house is like a holiday wonderland, full of decorations.

During the holidays, you feel magical. You love all of the decorations and how happy people are. You like to sit back and take it all in.

You think the holidays should be nostalgic and sweet. The holidays bring out your inner child.

Your best holiday memories are of childhood foods and traditions. You secretly still wish you believed in Santa Claus.

Quick Payday Loan Money

My friend just texted me and asking me if I have money in my paypal as she wants to borrow some of it as she needed it for an unexpected bill. Unfortunately, I don’t really have much in there to lend what she needed. Since I have been reading a lot about pay day loans, I told her about it and encouraged her to try it because its easy to get one anyway specially she needs the money now. The only requirement is that the applicant is making at least $800 a month and have a checking or savings account. She can apply online thru their secure and safe website which would only take but a few seconds. Getting this Payday Loan will sure solve her problem.

So Thankful!

Today, while I was checking available opps in PPP, I was surprised when I see that one of the opps says the blogspot are excluded so I said, why is it white here then if its not ok to post in blogspot. I checked again and found out that my own domain blog just got approved!! wohoo!!! :) I am so thankful... but unfortunately, I have lots of household chores to do... so I thought I'd put the house in order first before I sit down here in front of my computer and start grabbing opps... Not done, actually I'm still washing the clothes :D But that can wait ehehhehe

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Online Backgammon

Ever played backgammon? I have heard of that but never get the chance to play. We actually have a backgammon board here but hubby never had the chance to teach me. Since I can’t wait for him, I searched on the internet to see how it is played and ended up with the website called, wherein you can download a free backgammon software. I like the fact that you can play (whether for money or just for fun) right away after you downloaded it. Since I am new to backgammon, I have no problem of learning it as the site gives a complete details of how the game is played. They also have backgammon tournaments. Maybe if I’d play backgammon all the time I will be able to join one of their tournaments. Who knows.

My Monday

I did a very unusual thing today. I said unusual because since I got here I haven't had a chance to do it. I am talking about going out shopping by myself...oh well... not really... coz I have Kuletz with me. :) And yes I went to Walmart today. For the first time I called a cab to take me and my son to Walmart :) Hubby asked me what took me so long to do it and commented that I should have done that a long time ago... duh?!?! He's the one who's always paranoid about me going out by myself. He's scared that I might get kidnapped or raped or something... Anyways, everything went well as the store isn't that far from here. It's like 7 minutes away. I spent 8.55 going & 7.50 back to the tip it equaled to $22... not bad, plus I won't be doing it all the time anyway. But ofcourse I'd rather be driving coz that $22 is like a few days worth of gas already.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Engagement Rings

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend as we always hear, which is probably true because women loves diamonds. They are an absolute piece of stone to have that can be treasured and passed to a loved once. My engagement and wedding rings were bought by my husband and I found out that he bought it from a store in a mall that cost him a fortune! If he only shopped around especially online he’d probably bumped into which offers a stunning collection of diamond engagement rings and wedding rings and other jewelry pieces. I browsed, looked and compared them to other sites and you will be surprised how outstanding their jewelries and prices are. I love the fact that their site is easy to use because it was very well categorized so you wouldn’t be lost in navigating even if you aren’t a computer savvy. They have a customer service that you can reach 24/7 and offers a personal advice and online education about diamonds (i.e. cut, clarity, color, carat). Also they offer free shipping and 30 day returns. So check out, your professional jeweler!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving Food

This is a snapshot of my Thanksgiving plate :D I had a few bites already when I remembered to take a photo. The mashed potato with gravy still makes me salivate like a dog ehehehe :D

Mixed veggies, mashed potato and turkey with gravy, rice and cranberry sauce

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Turkey Day!

My turkey is ready. All seasoned up :D It'll be devoured tomorrow by three hungry people eheehehe I wanted to take a picture of it but I forgot and its in the refrigerator already all wrapped real good.. have a great turkey day all!

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Monday, November 19, 2007

More Birthday Pics

Here are some more pics from yesterday.

Stolen Shot

The Whole Gang

With Mommy, Grandma & Chuckee

With Mommy

Opening his gifts

Friday, November 16, 2007

Travel Advisory From American Embassy-Manila

I got this email from one of my good friends. I'd like to share it with you guys specially to those of you who will be spending their holidays in the Philippines. I thought it might be of interest to you.


Please be informed of the recent travel advisory to the United States . However, not only pirated VCDs/DVDs are on the hot list. Customs officials are also looking into fake bags like Louis Vuitton, Coach, etc. Please be informed that the American Association of Publishers (AAP) has also alerted the American customs officers to check out for pirated books. This information; was given to me by Patricia Judd of the AAP. Please warn all nursing graduates who plan to take the NCLEX and CGF exams in the States not to bring in these pirated books because there will be a penalty of automatic deportation as violation of intellectual property rights. If you know anyone going from the Philippines and coming back to the USA , with "pasalubongs" and "padalas," please read this important enclosed advisory from the American Embassy in Manila . Please share with your friends. Just a friendly reminder: if you have plans of going to the U.S. , please take precautionary measures on all "padalas," especially those containing fake/pirated compact discs/DVDs. US Embassy employees have been given an advisory that as US Gov't employees, we should abide by the U.S.laws, including Intellectual Property Rights (anti-piracy) laws. As an additional incentive, the Consular Section recently received a report that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) searched the bag of a Filipino entering the U.S. on NW 72 in Detroit . During the search, 70-80 compact discs, 30-40 empty DVD jackets and 10-20 DVDs were found. Since the travelers were not American citizens, their visas were canceled and they returned to the Philippines . If they had been Americans, they could have been subject to br & gt arrest and criminal prosecution in addition to civil fines and penalties. Please remember even ONE pirated item can jeopardize your trip. Also, the fingerprinting system has successfully been instituted in all port of entries. I suggest you bring extra identification cards in addition to your passport to facilitate your entry in the US Immigration. I hope this is helpful to you.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

To My Dearest Blogmates

Hello everyone! First and foremost, I would like to thank you all for always visiting my blog and leaving messages on my chatbox. But please don't leave "VISAYAN" dialect as I won't be able to understand it (some perhaps eheheh):) I am a "PURE TAGALOG" speaking gal. :) I was born in Nueva Ecija, the province next to Bulacan, and grew up in Pasig City. Lived all my life there till I got here in the U.S. of A :)

Again thanks very much for your visits. I appreciate it a lot! TC!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Chat For Free

Even though I have a 4 year old son who entertains me when I get bored at home, it’s always nice to be connected to your friends and have a little chit chat every now and then. But back then when I first came here and husband is at work, my outlet is chat, chat and more chat. Mostly to my friends in the Philippines. I also found some chat rooms where I met my now good friends here in the United States.

For me, meeting new friends is always good and interesting. Some people even meet their life partners thru chatting. One of those people was me and my husband. Yes, we met each other online and we’ve been married for 7 years now. I enjoy making friends because not only I can share my interests with them, but I also learn from them.

Anyway, if you are interested in chatting online and making new friends without spending a dime, check out Joining online chat rooms is free. You can choose from hundreds of rooms, you can message people directly and chat with instant message. is a good place too for those professional who wants to do networking and so as for those people who are interested in online dating. Again, with you can do a lot of things from chatting, sharing photos, blogging to socializing. You can’t get better than that. So check it out! You got nothing to lose but probably a lot to gain.

What's In My Purse (tag)

This is a tag from ZJ. A long overdue tag actually. Sorry ZJ, I've been quite busy. Anyway, here it is...

What's in my messy purse?

1. Cellphone
2. Chapstick
3. Lipstick
4. Wallet
5. Checkbook
6. Dental Floss
7. Pen/Pens
8. Spare batteries for my digital cam
9. Baby wipes
10.Almost empy tic tacs
11.Car keys/House Keys
12.Tons of receipts and papers
13.Eye re-wetting drops
14.Lipstick case (but I'm using it not to put lipsticks but extra pairs of earrings just in case I forgot to put one
15.Ofourse my digital camera which I used to take this picture :D

That's what you can normally see in my purse, but there are times that I have diapers in there, so as toys, extra shirt for kiddo, bottled water and a lot lot more! :)

No Fax, No Fuzz Payday Loans

Have you ever needed some money for an unforeseen situations or unexpected bills and you don’t have it? You wanted to borrow from your family or friends but, unfortunately, they are as financially tight as your are?

Worry no more cause now, getting Payday Loans are just a click away. How? Payday Loans Quotes, which is a short-term cash loans, can help you. It’s a No Fax Payday Loans, so no messy paper works to deal with and they can give you from $200-$1500 in as little as 24 hours. All you need to do is to complete a loan application online anytime . It is completely Faxless Payday Loans, poor credit nor bankruptcy would not affect you at all, so the approval can be as little as a few minutes and the money will be electronically deposited on your bank account.

So, what we need to do now is to spread the word as there are a lot of people who needs emergency money due to unavoidable circumstances.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

To Cover It All

Nothing important, just wanted to let you guys know that I posted my RANT over a product that I didn't like and sent back but got billed for $99.98 coz they said that they didn't get the product that I returned. Geez! Dermacia is still really pissing me off. Oh! Btw, I posted the complete story on my bravejournal. Thanks!


Finally, I was able to post something on this blog. It's been a while since I last posted an entry here. I was just too busy doing some other things. I felt so bad. I'm doing my best to maintain my blogs and keep it updated all the time, but it's unavoidable every now and then.

To all my blogmates who visits me here, thank you very very much! I do appreciate it. Will return the favor as soon as I'm out of this rot ehehehee. Again, thanks!

Thinking Of Getting A Car?

Are you thinking about getting a car like I do? I heard that is the place to be. Although I still can’t decide which car I’d like to have. Right now my eyes are on Toyota RAV4, but Honda Cars are also not a bad choice. One of my choices among Honda Cars are the Honda CR-V.

Anyways, buying a car is just on my to do list for right now as I’m still practicing my driving and still don’t have my license. Once I have it on hand, that’s probably the time I will decide which one. I’m most favorable of getting a Honda, so I think getting Honda Car Quotes and Honda Car Prices is not a bad idea. At least when its time for me to buy, all the information is already on hand.

By the way, if you are planning of getting a car right now or in the future, visit You can compare the prices and get up to 2 quotes fast and free! You will never pay full price for a car ever again!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


This Nice Matters Award was from a very nice young lady named Marie. Thank you very much. It was so thoughtful of you to pass me this award eventhough we've just met recently. I appreciate it so much!!! Again, thanks a bunch!!! See yah around :)

Now it's my turn to pass this on... I'm giving this to Teacher Merydith, Ms. Juliana, Recel, Redlan and most specially to Aling Tikya. :)

The Place You Can Trust

My husband and I are not just couples but we are best friends too. And every now and then we tease each other. I tease him about his being bald. I told him he need to use something to grow his hair again. He'd just laugh and say he is not suffering from hair loss or anything. It was a personal choice for him not to grow his hair as it is more manageable and comfortable for him being bald he said. I just tease him about it but I really don’t mind it, in fact, I love it.

Anyways, for people who suffers from hair loss and looking for some kind of treatment, I recommend The site has so much valuable information from hair loss guide to overview, a guide to help prevent hair loss and of course the best hair loss product i.e. provillus. has a wide variety of products/services that has been ranked and reviewed by people who have used them. One example of services that has been reviewed in their site is cash advance and payday loans. Why do I know it? I have been researching my dear friends because there was a time that I needed money immediately. So I turned to cash advance and payday loan because applying and qualifying is discrete, quick and easy because you can do it online. They even electronically deposit the money into your checking or savings account as soon as you‘re approved. Isn’t that easy or what?

So if you are looking for the best products or services in the market whether its hairloss or money problem and you don’t know where to start, check out, cause if its there, you know very well that it must be the best!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Correction On The Post "Travel Channel Features Bizarre Foods of the Philippines"

I recently posted about the Philippines being feature inthe Travel Channel. I posted that it will be shown of November 5 which is Monday and not Wedneday (that's what they said when they showed in on t.v., so that's what I originally wrote on my post) I checked it and found out that November 5 isn't Wednesday but Monday.

Here is my original post (I ommited the day already) :D

Travel Channel Features Bizarre Foods of the Philippines

Yes. It will be shown on November 5, 2007 at 9:00 p.m. Just don't know if it is EST or Central Time. So, If you want to see it, mark your calender and check your channel listings for the time.

***Excerpt from the Travel Channel***
Andrew Zimmern is off to the island nation of The Philippines - where he chows down on local favorites like Balut, Crickets, Stuffed Frogs and even live worms!

Oh if you missed the November 5 sched, they will show it again on November 6. So watch out for it :) Geez! Now I'd like to eat some Balut.

Candies! Chocolates and More Candies!

Yesterday, Che called me and said that the chocolates and candies on their store (where she works) are on sale now. (75% off) wohoo! She said she'll pick me up so we can go and buy them. So we went there and checked the available candies. It wasn't a lot compared to last year's. But it's still good as we still have Christmas sale to wait for. Below are the pictures of some of the candies that I bought. You should see what Cheryl bought for herself and Ate Sheila :D It was tons of candies! Her back seat was full!!!

Believe me, it doesn't look a lot in the picture hahaah! But if you think its a lot, twice or triple that and that's what Ate Sheila and Cheryl's candie is looking like.

I will be sending them to the Philippines, probably after Christmas.

Fast Money

My Aunt (my mother’s cousin) from the Philippines called me the other day and was asking if she could borrow some money from me. I said what does she need the money for? She suddenly bursted into tears and said that her husband died just before the Halloween. I was a bit shocked. She explained to me that they already used up their insurance coverage and savings as my uncle has been hospitalized for quite a while. Now she needs the money for the funeral. I felt sorry for her but at the moment, my budget is a bit tight too (cause we spent most of our savings when we bought our house). I didn’t promise anything to her but said that I’ll see what I can do.

I told one of my friends about my dilemma and she recommended payday loans from Although I have heard of them, it didn’t cross my mind right away. I guess it wasn’t a bad idea to get some cash advance from them. Anyway it is confidential, and I don’t have to get out of the house and wait in line as I can apply through the internet. Since it is a short-term payday loans, they don’t even require credit checks and you can get your cash advance checks faster. Now I know that I can help my Aunt. Thanks to .

Thursday, November 1, 2007

More Halloween Pictures!

Here are some more pictures from yesterday. We went to the River Oaks Mall, we didn't get much candies coz we thought the trick or treating starts at 5, but instead it was 2 p.m. to 5 p.m :) After going to the mall, we went to Ate Sheila's neighborhood and continued our trick or treat escapade there.

Here's Kuletz at one of the toy stores in the mall

With Shelly the princess and Ashley the cheerleader

Darth Vader, Princess, Cheerleader and Dracula

same cute little kids

Dracula, the fat witch and the cheerleader

There you go folks. A little glimps of our yesterday. I posted some to my other blogs the Roselle's Blog and Life In The Blogger Lane .

Your Online Shopping Boutique,

Just like most men, my husband hates to go shopping with me as he said it would take me forever to decide on which to buy. You know women, we like to compare prices, check out the products that are on sale and we always wanna make sure that what we get is the best bargain of them all. Since I can’t drag my husband to drive me to the store to do some shopping, the best thing I can deal with my situation is to go shopping online.

Right now, I’m looking for the best pair of jeans I can ever have because all my jeans doesn’t fit me anymore (I gained weight a little bit). Anyway, I’ve been looking for the seven for all mankind jeans, which you can find at I heard from friends that they are flattering for all figures. Well, that is one of the things I’m looking for a pair of jeans. It doesn’t matter what shape you have, it would fit you perfectly. And when it fits good, you will feel good and surely you will look good.

Meanwhile, buying my husband a pair of jeans isn’t a bad idea. He’s picky with his clothes specially with his jeans. He doesn’t go for looks but comfort. Since I’ll be getting mine at, I think I’ll get him the nudie jeans I just saw awhile ago when I was browsing. It looks not only comfortable but it looks good as well. I think he’d like it when he tries the nudie.

If you would like to experience a personal high value shopping, check out, the next generation online shopping boutique, and a place where you can find the latest fashion trends.

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