Sunday, May 31, 2009

Weekend at Circular Quay

 Saturday afternoon  while I was soing my house chores  my fav lil miss decided to keep herself amuse .. How???  by giving herself a haircut!!!! and to think that Friday's Mommy moments theme is about haircut and I posted her pic having a haircut done by a hairdresser...  see the post here  HAIRCUT..    But now she's got an awful hair by doing it herself.... That is why she was unususally quiet that time ,, she was doing something naughty.... grrr......  

SUNDAY ......  last day of Autumn for us here in OZ.....  and its time to embrace a cold winter...
It was a gloomy Sunday,, raining and cold as we went for lunch at the Lowenbrau German restaurant at the Rocks... 

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Go and check Weekend Snapshot for more

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I need extra memory

My eldest daughter is already on year 9 and she is constantly using her laptop... gone are the old days when I used to do my homework.. hand written notes and library research ,,, I remember the days that I type my projects using a Typewritter... yeah... those were the days my friend....!!!  
But nowadays people are using  laptop .....1st ... you can take it anywhere ... very convenient for research on the net and for doing all sort of stuff... aside from doing homework my daughter is packing it with downloaded songs  and files making her laptop memory    almost full....  that is why she is complaining ,, well , she has to de clutter and start  erasing unnecessary files.  Ive got an external hard drive and sometimes she transfers her file there...  But I reckon she need to add a bigger memory on her laptop.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Computer memory

Ive been feeling slack these past few days,,, after hoarding all the $ 1 dollars digi kits a few weeks ago during the National Scrapbooking Day my computer memory  is almost FULL to the max!!!!! so I havent visited the digi scrap book places for a while , just chilin out here ...
With all the kits that I purchased and the tons of freebies that overloaded me last time  my computer was overloaded..
Whooaa,,, good thing I have an external drive to place all my digi kits and believe me it is worth it !!!! So I downloaded all the stuff first then transfer it on my external hard drive..

There is plenty of space to use,, I bought mine a couple of years ago and now that I am into Digi scrapping ,, it is very handy,,, ! Ive  got 320 GB and there is still heaps of space .. and how about the 2 TB memory!!! that is huge!!!  That is why my sis jenL is contemplating of getting the 1 TB ,, she badly need it and I told her that it is such a good idea to have it for storage...

Humm,, I think I need to pay Ikeagodess a visit to get weekly freebies.... and start hoarding again....

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tv show we enjoy

My hubby and I enjoy watching Little People Big World on Foxtel the other night it was when the Roloof family went on a trip to the Grand Canyon and they took a trip driving the RV ,, I was quite amazed how Matt Roloff (DAD) drove the big van ,, and when they stayed in a place specifically for RV ,, they are called rv parks ....
 Here in Australia we call it a camper van ,, but not as huge as the Americans RV ,, anyway it was fun watching the show... although the show is already on season 4 ,,, we are still catching up with the the season 3 episodes ...
We love watching this show and enjoy every episode...

My hubby told me that it would be nice to go on a holiday driving around a van and we might consider doing that too in the near future ,, the would be a good experience and an adventure that my kids would love to try.....

Friday, May 15, 2009

Toy Hunt (Collection of Toys)

At TOY HUNT the theme is about collection of TOYS    these are Bianca's Littlest PET SHOP TOYS

3 cute dogs
1 frog, 1 turtle, 2 lizards
1 pig
4 cheeky Monkeys
7 purring cats
1 lovely Fish , 1 heart melting sea horse
1 galloping horse, 1 Cutie pie panda, 1 mini lamb
2 Love Birds
1 not so scary Spider and 1 Lovely Butterfly
3 doey eyed Rabbits

Go and check WhenMomtalks for more TOYS!!!!! and find out how to join.....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Autumn Day

A beautiful Autumn Day in Western Sydney....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Old pals

I've joined Friendster ages ago and the good thing about it , is ,I am in touch with my friends way back from primary, secondary and college days .... Its good to know and exchange stories and news from old acquaintances...
My primary class just had a 25 year reunion last December.... wow,,, although I wasnt able to attend because it was held in the Philippines , I was a part of it in some ways.. It was through connections from friends and getting all the latest news about everything ...

The High school class had a reunion 2 years ago and now some of my friends and classmates are organizing an Orlando vacations  ,,, We've got friends around Florida who can accommodate some visitors and those from LA and nearby state.. So I reckon that this is going to be a blast,, althought it might be just a small turn out,, nevertheless its going to be FUN with all the old pals chatting and sharing happy times....
 Hummm.. I just hope we can have one here in Oz too,, but unfortunately most of my classmates are in US and the Philippines ,, so its either I have to go there or just keep myself updated through Friendster and emails.....

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Best Job in the World winner

I was quite curious about who won the Best Job in the World... We've been to Hamilton Island 4 times already and we love the place so much .. and today they announced the winner....

Excerpt from Yahoo 7
Brit wins 'best job in the world'

English entrant Ben Southall has won Tourism Queensland's 'Best Job in the World' promotion.

He was chosen from the final 16 and will now receive a six-month $150,000 contract to live and work on Hamilton Island as a caretaker.

The final 16 candidates from 15 countries have spent the past four days in the Whitsundays in a final selection process, which has included snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, visiting the islands and blogging on their experiences.

Mr Southall says he was stunned to be selected the winner.

"Wow...ladies and gentlemen, to the Premier, to Tourism Queensland and to Anthony Hayes who have all been involved at quite a huge level with this campaign that I think has been an enormous worldwide success, to all of the candidates that stand behind me - every one there is an absolute winner," he said.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh announced the 34-year-old had beaten more than 34,000 applicants to be offered the role of Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

"The best job in the world campaign has had people from all corners of the globe talking since its launch in January and has become arguably the most sought-after job in the world," she said.

"I have spent the past few weeks watching in amazement the lengths candidates have gone to in their quest for the 'best job in the world', from scuba diving in a tank in a square in Amsterdam, to riding the London tube in full scuba gear, to embarking on a 12-day whirlwind trip promoting the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

"It was a tough challenge for both the candidates and the selection panel and I am proud to announce that on July 1 Ben Southall will become Tourism Queensland's newest employee as caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef."

Tourism Queensland spokesman Anthony Hayes said earlier this week the competition had already generated more than $110 million in international publicity.

"The answer when things are going tough is you can complain about it or you can be more creative and more aggressive and try and get more people to come," he said.

"The whole idea of this promotion is to find the perfect person to help us sell Queensland and to tell the rest of the world we really are open for business."

Ben comes from Petersfield in Hampshire, England, and for the past few years has worked as a project manager and charity fundraiser.

He has worked as a tour guide in Africa and as a charity events project manager in the UK. In his spare time, Ben manages a music festival and keeps fit running marathons and climbing.

Cases of Mesothelioma

It was a quiet week for me,, what kept me occupied aside from blogging is watching Foxtel documentaries... My hubby and I like to watch , we were watching the other night on Discovery channel about show called Taboo, about extra ordinary things that people do... We also watched a news about a Mesothelioma cases in Australia ...
Some info about the disease..
Australia has the highest per capita rate of mesothelioma cases. The worst, experts say, is yet to come, Most of the mesothelioma cases in Australia are of the malignant pleural mesothelioma type. Most of the detected cases have contracted the disease due to exposure to asbestos. When the asbestos fibers or asbestos dust is inhaled through the nose, it travels down the respiratory system. Then it settles down in the lungs. The lungs have a lining called as the mesothelium lining. When this lining comes in touch with the asbestos fibers, it starts behaving in a funny manner.
It starts dividing rapidly and it also starts having longer life spans. This causes tumors in the lungs and this condition is called pleural mesothelioma. This may be cancerous (malignant pleural mesothelioma) or non-cancerous (benign pleural mesothelioma). Australia has a very high number of malignant pleural mesothelioma cases. This is a very terrible condition and has no known cure. Since the symptoms of this disease like fever, cough, chest pain, etc. are often confused with other diseases like pneumonia; it is quite difficult to correctly diagnose this disease.
There is a high-risk group in Australia. The following people of Australia seem to be getting mesothelioma more as compared to the remaining population:

• Town Residents

• Builders and building laborers

• Workers of shipbuilding and dockyard

• Railway workers

• Asbestos factory workers

• Power station employees.
It is expected what the number of mesothelioma deaths in Australia will continue to skyrocket till the year 2020. After this, it is expected that the mesothelioma deaths will steadily decline before finally stopping. This is mainly because of the long latency period of mesothelioma. So, even after all types of asbestos are completely banned, the effects of asbestos exposure can be felt till some 20 to 30 years later. The one advantage of all the research is that the chances of survival have increased for mesothelioma patients. and knowing that there are still cases yet to be known, there are available
Mesothelioma lawyers  that that can be contacted ....

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Skin during winter

It's been a hectic week for me,, my lil girl was sick and I am not feeling 100% , there is a virus looming around.. Winter bug  they say,,,, we are now having cold mornings and chilly air,, winter will be here soon in Australia... and as we rug ourselves up , the cool air is making our skin dry and irritated,,, kids ezcyma is flaring again,, 
Even my face has dry spot and  and my eyes has starting to show some lines around my eyes...waa!!!!!!!!   I badly need a a good moisturizer and  an effective eye creams  to use ...
But with my body cream I love the Dove Body silk and I love it,,, its non greasy and leaves my skin soft and silky...
Found interesting tips to share to everyone....
The problem Dark circles and puffy eyes are signs of late nights. Also look out for small white bumps under the surface, called milia, which occur where the cheek meets the eye socket.
The reason
Chinese diagnostics suggest that the eyes are linked to the kidneys, so dehydration and toxin overload can lead to dark, puffy eyes. "The skin under your eyes is more delicate than the rest of the face and therefore should be treated accordingly," says Wendy Lewis. Choose a product with a light texture and avoid overloading the area, which can cause further puffiness. And be sure to remove make-up gently, avoiding oil-based products. "Oily cleansers leave a residue around the eyes that, when left to build up, blocks pores and can cause milia," says Sally Penford.

The solution
Aside from a good night's sleep, assist your eyes by choosing cream wisely. Lewis recommends tapping eye cream, lightly from the outer corner of the eye, along and underneath to the nose to help drain a build-up of fluids. Or try an eye cream that matches your current skincare regimen so the products work together without causing issues. 
 Avoid waterproof mascaras that need oil-based removers, too. "Milia that develop must not be squeezed," warns Penford. "Have them removed professionally or you risk damage."