ss_blog_claim=c3121b1aa4bcdd7b8a9c788df86dd531 Roselle's Sweet Escape: April 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Great Gift

Mother’s day is coming up and my gift for my mom-in-law is all set. Then after that, Father’s day is next, and I’m thinking of getting my hubby a new work boots cause I have seen his favorite work boots and it’s all torn up. The below picture is the one that I am liking right now. It’s a Rocky Men’s Basics Boots from the website called It might look basic to you, but it is designed with durability and reliability. It is lightweight, water resistant, insulated, a polishable leather and best of all, its very affordable. I am sure hubby’s gonna like it.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I Am In Love! :D

I have been looking for a site where I can download this song of David Cook. His version of Always Be My Baby is by far much better than Mariah's (in my opinion, no offense meant, i love Mariah but i guess the rocker in me kicked in when I heard David's version). Anyways, thankfully, i was able to download it on my computer from mirc and then i remembered, i can check it on too. There it was... sitting there waiting for me to be downloaded ehehhhe. I have been playing it all day, hubby even asked me "Who's always be your baby honey?", I jokingly said, my baby kuletz eheehehhe It was funny coz he asked me as if he's into a 100% free personals hook-up dating site. :)

Always be My Baby

By: David Cook

We were as one babe
For a moment in time
And it seemed everlasting
That you would always be mine
Now you want to be free
So I'll letting you fly
'Cause I know in my heart babe
Our love will never die no....

You'll always be a part of me
I'm part of you indefinitely
Girl don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby
And we'll linger on
Time can't erase a feeling this strong
No way you're never gonna shake me
Oh darling, 'cause you'll always be my baby

I ain’t gonna cry no
And I won't beg you to stay
If you're determined to leave girl
I will not stand in your way
But inevitably you'll be back again
'Cause you know in your heart babe
Our love will never end no

You'll always be a part of me
I'm part of you indefinitely
Girl don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby
And we'll linger on
Time can't erase a feeling this strong
No way you're never gonna shake me
Oh darling, 'cause you'll always be my baby

I know that you'll be back girl
When your days and your nights get a little bit colder
I know that you'll be back baby
Oh baby believe me it's only a matter of time

You'll always be a part of me
I'm part of you indefinitely
Girl don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby
And we'll linger on
Time can't erase a feeling this strong
No way you're never gonna shake me
Oh darling, 'cause you'll always be my, my baby

You'll always be a part of me
I'm part of you indefinitely
Girl don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby
And we'll linger on
Time can't erase a feeling this strong
No way you're never gonna shake me
Oh darling, 'cause you'll always be my baby
Always be my baby....

Sunday, April 20, 2008

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We Got Hit By An Earthquake

At around 4:30 a.m. (April 18th) I woke up coz my little kuletz cried, sounds like he was dreaming. I checked him and he just went back to sleep.. as soon as I laid down again about, I felt that my bed is kinda shaking a little bit, and then the shaking just kept escalating plus you can hear the glass windows' tremblings. It felt like a train is passing by our house, but our crib is not "along da riles" :). I knew it was an earthquake. It lasted for about 30-40 seconds and my guess was like intensity 5. After that I immediately turned the t.v. on and watched the news, just for me to know what the intensity was... it sure was 5.4 (that's what they said) but the official one is 5.2. The epicenter is about 300 miles away from Chicago. The quake was felt by other midwest state too. I was amazed to find out on the news that some people don't have any idea that it was an earthquake, maybe because it wasn't very usual to have an earthquake here in Illinois, unlike in California. My hubby was so asleep that he didn't feel a thing, he was even in the basement sleeping and felt nothing ehehehe. To read more about the said earthquake please click here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Online Phone Cards

I have used phone cards before to call my family back home probably once or twice. After that never bought one again, why? Cause I get disappointed every time. What happened on the first occasion was, I bought a $20 phone card (about 3 ½ hours of talk time) and tried calling my mother, for some reason, she didn’t answer the phone and guess what? They deducted at least 1 hour of my talk time for just leaving a two minute (probably less) message! Geez! It was ridiculous! I tried calling them to ask why, but the cell phone provider's customer service is just as bad as their phone cards.

So, what I did was find another site that offers, cell phone plans, pay as you go cell phone and ofcourse online phone cards and found one. I thought I found a good card this time, but again, I was wrong. They didn’t charge me an hour of talk time for leaving a message, but they have this so many hidden charges that they kept on deduction to your talk time, they have this connection fee, maintenance fee and they have this thing that if you don’t use your card it will just expire and our minutes will just vanish in thin air! Since then, I never used a phone card again.

However, I am thinking of trying another one, coz my regular phone which charges me of 16 cents per minute just sent me a letter saying that they are gonna be increasing their fees for international calls. Thankfully, one of my friends recommended a site that I think she uses often and offers online phone cards. She said I can get a low rate that starts from 4.7 cents per minute (way lower than my 16 cents) and wow, no connection fee! Plus it is easy to use, in just three steps, you will be talking to your loved ones anywhere in the world. And one more good thing about PhonecardsAvenue is that you can get 3% cash back for your present and future purchases as their way of saying thank you to their loyal customers. Now, that is a great deal!

Gigantic Sweet Tooth

Who doesn't love chocolate? I don't know about you guys, but I love chocolates and I sure have a gigantic sweet tooth... I ran out of a store bought cake/dessert the other day, thankfully, I have a box of brownie fudge mix in the pantry. I jazzed it up a bit with mini m&ms and peanuts to make it like a truly home made brownie fudge. My two boys here almost devoured the thing when they saw it in the fridge eheheh Nways, the photo below is one of the reasons why my dentist needs to pull out three teeth out of my mouth argg!

Monday, April 14, 2008

What The Heck ?

What the heck is the matter with these people? Remember when I was telling you about someone ringing the doorbell just a few days after our move in this house? Found out that kids walking by were doing it. It is happening again. However, this time it wasn't kids anymore. I was so thankful that hubby was here when someone rang the bell at 11:30 P.M. mind you, 11:30 at night!!! He peaked at the door window, he said it was a black guy, why he rang the bell, we don't know. Today, its 6:52 p.m. and somebody was freaking knocking on our window.. what the heck?!! I didn't see who it was, but since it is still pretty much bright at this time, I saw a shadow on our driveway.. why in the world you'd knock on our window then you will hide after? After that, I heard someone knocking so hard on our neighbors house. Geez! If they need something, don't hide heck! Leave a freaking note if you want coz I sure won't open the door no matter who you are!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Debt Consolidation

I got the chance to talk to my best friend in PI the other, after a very long time of not chatting with each other cause I got terribly busy these past few weeks. Anyways, she’s kinda problematic cause she’s thinking about her credit card debts. She maxed out some of her credit cards because of her mom, who was hospitalized, and then she spent quite an amount of money for her brother’s graduation (paid a fortune for his school tuition fees and such). At this point, she’s behind in paying even the minimum amount of her credit card bills. She’s stressed out. I wanted to suggest to seek the help of a debt consolidation company, but I am not sure if they have one back home. If she’s only here in America, I am sure she have a lot of options. Debt consolidation companies are one of them.

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The Shedd Aquarium

The weather has been pretty good lately (eventhough it has been raining for a day or two). Yesterday hubby decided to take kuletz to Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. It's in the 60s here yesterday, but feels colder coz of the wind, plus the location of the aquarium is by the lake so it gets much colder. Although we're dressed pretty warm, my ears and my cheeks are freezing and so as kulet'z eheehehe The parking lot is pretty far from the main entrance so we have to walk like a mile or two. If its not windy, it's should be a pretty good walk, coz you're walking by the lake (kuletz loved it!) It's his first time going to the Shedd Aquarium. When we got our tickets and got in, all you can hear from the little boy is "mommy, daddy, look fish!!!" and "wow". There's a dolphin show, but to my surprise, he didn't pay much attention to that (although he's clapping every now and then), maybe because we're sitting a bit far. He did get the chance to take a close look at the dolphins after the show but he really wasn't into it. His attention is all into those fishes that's in the little aquariums. He spent a lot of time looking into those. Oh! And he also spent some time lookin at the lizards ehehehehe. I wanted to take a look at the sea creatures from the Philippines but didn't get the chance coz of kuletz.. he wanted to just stare at one aquarium. Anyways, here are some of the photos..

Main Entrance of the Shedd Aquarium

Inside the Oceanarium where the dolphins are "performing"... its kinda dark but if your eyes are good, you can actually see one on that pic. By the way, at the back of that big stone and glass is the freezing Lake Michigan :)

He wouldn't wanna leave this one

That's it for now folks! I am sleepy eheeheh gotta go to bed, its almost 4 a.m.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Web Directory

I have mentioned that my blog’s page rank went up from PR0 to PR3. But it only lasted for 4 days and it went back to PR0 again. Disappointing isn’t it? No matter what you do, it seems like your page rank don’t really improve a bit. However, I have heard that web directory are one great tool in improving your ranking and submitting your website to big and popular web directories are the best way to drive traffic to your websites. is one web directory that I am looking at right now. They provide free, quality web directory advertising. It is pretty easy to use, as all you needed to do is to submit your sites. If your website/s meet all their requirements, then in 24 hours, your site will be listed in their web directory. Submitting to directories like will help your site become more visible to others and probably receive large traffic. Their business free web directory is recommendable for small to medium business site owners as each listing is a direct link, so it will tremendously improve your site’s presence over the internet. To learn more of their free web directory and how to submit your websites, visit

Yay! I'm Done!

I am so done with the excruciating wait for my citizenship interview. I wasn't able to sleep last night not because I am nervous for the said interview, but I am more eager to get it over with. I am not a very negative person, but I am more into thinking the worst thing can happen (in any situation, in this case my interview). Will tell more how it went in my next post. :D I am so sleepy right now so please bear with me :) Thanks for the goodlucks Ms. Juliana and Aling Tikya :)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Girt Cards

When I was still in the workforce, one of my problems during holiday seasons is that thinking of nice gifts I can give to my co-workers specially to those who are in my department. At this point I don’t have a problem with that anymore cause I haven’t been working for quite sometime now.

But, I can see how one of my friends face the same dilemma. We’ve seen him cramming in buying gifts as Christmas is fast approaching (you know how big boys don‘t like to shop as much as we girls love it). By the way, he works as a supervisor in our city’s public transportation. Now, I can tell him he can relax this coming holiday season as can solve his problems every year. They specializes in customized Visa gift cards which can be given as holiday gifts for one.

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Joy Ride

It was another good day yesterday, but unfortunately, since hubby and I are still in not so good speaking terms, I just slept all day. However, at around 6 p.m., he said, we are gonna be rolling to Navy Pier (downtown Chicago). So suprised he talked to me as if nothing happened ehehehe We just actually went for a joy ride, coz we know that Navy Pier is gonna be closed already, coz by the time we pulled off the garage, its almost 7:30. We went downtown anyway, had kuletz see those boats in the lake... then went to the Rock and Roll Mcdonald's downtown, which incidentally, is next to the Hard Rock Cafe and Rainforest Cafe, so kuletz was so amazed with the tons of Chicago lights. All you can hear from him is "wow, nice ha!?" or "look, look at that mommy/daddy!" Can't blame him, he hasn't been there in a while. I took some photos but it didn't turn out nice.. maybe coz of my lack of photography skills ehehehehe

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Love Circle Tag

I have not been doing so many tags lately coz I really am so busy with a lot of things. I don't know why ehehehe.. but nways, here's one from Ms. Eds. Thank you very much Eds. I know it took me a while to post this but here it is now :)

Now, I am passing this on to Aling Tikya, Juliana and Redlan.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

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She Passed

I am so happy for my friend Che coz she passed the citizenship interview yesterday. She said, she was asked 10 questions and need to answer at least 6 to pass. She did very well, she answered all 10 :) I am not nervous at this point, but I am sure on Tuesday evening I will be up all night thinking about what's gonna happen to me on Wednesday (April 9th). I am still reviewing all the civics lessons. I can't be too confident, coz you'll never know what's gonna happen. I hope everything will turn out well. Can't wait for this to get over with.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Become Wealthy

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First, we need to understand our capabilities and skills that we have in order for us to have an idea of what opportunity are we going to find that makes sense for us. Cause surely our success in making money online is linked to our ability, knowledge and better understanding. It sounds a lot of work, of course. But, Check Out Wealthy Affiliate Here. It is a program that helps people to be successful in making money online. Joining Wealthy Affiliate means you will be given an access to all of their tools, learning resources, tutorials, guides, coaching and personal support. Sounds good to you? Then visit them at for more information and learn about their step-by-step plan that will walk you through everything.

Rubiks Cube (Again)

Hubby and I was so amazed and happy last night, coz of our little one here. Imagine, he can solve one side of the good ol' rubiks cube that made me crazy when I was younger. He started solving it (remember just one color/side) the other day, thought it was "tsamba". But yesterday, he kept solving one color to another. What he'd do is solve one color, then scramble it.. thought he was even cheating eheeeh but I scrambled the cube and after a while he showed it to me and one color was put together already. His daddy said he's a genius eheeheh (he loves his own, I'm telling you) He's just surprised coz he can't even solve one himself.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cellphones And Accessories

My friend Che loves to buy the latest cellphone in the market. And what she does to her slightly used phone is, she’d send it to her cousins or to one of her closest friends in the Philippines for them to use it. However, she keeps on complaining about the extra money she’s spending in having them unlocked. But I am passing a long the good news to her and to all of you out there who are looking for an unlocked cellphones and so as the accessories. The website is called The have the latest, coolest and reasonably priced cellphones/accessories from Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson to name a few, plus, they also give advices/info about them.

Sunday Lunch

This is the pic of my Sunday lunch... it took me a while to cook it but it was delish anyway so, no biggie :)... My own version of chopsuey ehhehehe Hubby said it was good, and when he say it's good he means it... (he's my number one critic when it comes to everything :D) But, he did not eat the fish (tilapia). He just looked at me shaking his head with a little smile coz he saw me eating the heck out of the fish head :D Can you blame me? That's the best part of tilapia (specially the eyes and brain ehehehe) :) (pics aren't so clear coz I just used my cellphone)

Chopsuey (I used chicken eggs coz I can't find quail eggs in the grocery store)