Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

My husband and I are planning to visit Saint Augustine again any time soon. I wanted to have a segway experience and visit the spooky building in the old town. The last time we visited this place, we went for an Educational Tour. On our next visit, we plan to explore the town and visit the old church. I took the picture below while I was on top of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.What an awesome view right? This place has served Saint Augustine as outer defense and showed how mighty it was during the Spanish Empire. The monument was built for 23 years. If only the walls could talk right? See the year it was built.This monument was built using coquina, an indestructible limestone of broken sea shells and coral. The walls remained impenetrable from enemy and even the pounding of violent storms, it stood strong.
Castillo de San Marcos was built to protect and defend the Spain's claim in the New World.
While we were there, I noticed that there were so many tourists who comes in groups.
This is a very interesting place to see and if you happen to visit Florida, you should check out Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. You will surely enjoy it.
We want to book a hotel in the Old town because this place is full of charm and the view along the bay truly amazes me.
When we got out from this place, it was already night time and the whole place was gorgeous. We saw the sunset in the area and it was breathtaking. I highly recommend that you visit this place soon.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Quitting Job

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When I first quit my job to stay home with the kids I was bored out of my mind. I had a really hard time adjusting to not being in an office environment and I missed the adult interaction I used to get on a daily basis. Not only that, but I felt really bad no longer bringing in income for our small family. I recently went to the Internet and searched out Sneedville hughesnet which I'm getting at the house next week. I'm going to look for ways to make some extra money while still staying home with the kids because I need something to make me feel like my mind is turning to mush. I know it sounds silly but I'm not really cut out were sitting at home all day watching talk shows and doing load after load of laundry. I know some women really love this lifestyle but for me it's more torture than it is a pleasure. I love my kids but I'm dying to send them to daycare!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Our Rental Property: Efficiency Room

Hello everyone! How was your Chinese New Year celebration? I bet you have many leftover "tikoy" / rice cake in there, would you give me some please? Oh well, mine was spent alright and the day ended with watching a movie using Netflix, nothing fancy (*v*).

Anyway, Hubby and I have been busy looking for a new house in Palm Bay Florida. We bid 6 properties already and so far, we were outbid by other buyers but, one seller accepted our offer. Right now, we are waiting for the response of the sellers bank and I am happy if we get this property because it is located nearby NASA and not in Palm Bay. Anyway, the pictures below are the inside look of our rental income property here in Orlando. It is an efficiency room and it is occupied by a single renter.I love this kitchen because it is white and full of storage, and I consider it big for this efficiency size room. The appliances are new and are included when we bought the property. This place is good for renters who are single or couple with no kids and are working too.
It has a good size bathroom with a bath tub. The door on the right side is the closet. Above the kitchen is an attic which the renter can use for storage.
The door below is the front door and there is a screened porch at the front facing the parking space. The property is on a corner lot, near the exit gate. If the renter has visitors, she can actually entertain them at the front porch. The AC in this property is only the window unit as shown in the picture above. This property is gated and walking distance to the bus stop, grocery stores, restaurants, gym and pharmacy. Now, we are waiting to own another property so we can move out from our condo and have it rented as well. Hoping that 2012 will be a good year for us especially in our rental business. Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Join the Pimp My Cube Contest Now

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Contest Factory. All opinions are 100% mine.

You must hurry if you want to join the Pimp My Cube Contest for this will last up to January 31, 2012 only. If you are fed up with your nasty workplace, this is your chance to pimp your cube for FREE. Contest Factory will definitely change the ambiance of your dirty office and they will spend at least $1200. The grand prize winner will have a new computer system, new furniture, new decors that harmonized everything in the office as well as new and organized office desk. Check out this video for more information:

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's Truly More Fun in the Philippines

The Department of Tourism in the Philippines has a new slogan campaign: "It's More Fun in the Philippines" showcasing people, places, events, food, animals and culture of the Philippines. After ten days of unveiling, the slogan became controversial regarding the "source of the phrase" but, I will not elaborate on that aspect. I participated because I wanted to show the World that it is truly fun in the Philippines because of Real Friendship.It is more fun the Philippines because of the quality time given by the father to his son. They are making a sand castle.
It is more fun in the Philippines because the sky will brag it's beauty during sunrise and sunset. The picture was taken in Surigao City, Philippines. If you want to display your thoughts as to why: "It's More Fun in the Philippines", please download your personal photos at Make it positive please. We are promoting our beautiful country. It is ironic to see Flooding as the main description with the logo: More Fun in the Philippines." It is not fun at all so; have a sound judgment.

Finding the Great Deals at Nomorerack

When I saw the Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum for $30 at, I was just amazed for the price. That is 50% off right there and since my friend kept bugging me to find it for her mom's birthday next month, this is just a good deal that she will surely not miss. I heard about nomorerack from a blogger friend who loves to find good deals. At first, I just shrugged my shoulder and thought, this store is no different from other company. I was convinced when she showed me the jewelry she bought with unbelievable price. I was stunned because it has a beautiful piece of diamond.

Most of us love to shop online but, we are aware that we only spend for the things that we need. We are all facing the economic crisis but, it doesn't mean that we will sacrifice the luxury of shopping. That is why; we are so resourceful to finding good deals online. If your daughter needs new earrings for her school prom and you were able to find a stainless steel openwork drop earrings for free, that's huge savings right? Well, it was offered for free by nomorerack last week and of course, was sold out fast!

Another reason why nomorerack is different from other store is the shipping charge which is only $2 per item. If that is not a great deal then, I do not know what is! If you check the Website, you will lose your sanity for they have insanity deals! Don't scream you wild shoppers out there! These deals are real so; check out the Website now and don't just go crazy will you?

Kidding aside, just visit nomorerack Website today and let me know what you think. Finding the great deals are not easy these days especially when you are searching for name brand products. Yet, everything is possible in this site and you will soon discover that there are good deals at nomorerack. All products are brand new and guaranteed authentic. For more information, click the links above. Enjoy shopping you guys!

Friday, January 13, 2012

All New Oleophobic Lenses at Zenni

I was checking on the prices of eyeglasses in the newspaper today and I was amazed that it costs $99 with coupons already. I thought that their prices are way ridiculous compared to Zenni Optical. You can actually buy a new pair of glasses for less than $10 at Zenni and no one can beat that price. Now, if you purchase at least $50, you will enjoy the free shipping.

Zenni used the latest modern materials for their products. They also manufacture and do the marketing strategy by themselves plus, their finish product goes right away to the customers. This would mean no middlemen in the business and no retail overhead. Their products that came out from their factory go to the customers and that would mean, cheaper price.

Eyeglasses are personal fashion and Zenni Optical provides a very high quality product with great durability, safe and comfortable to wear. The all new oleophobic lenses at Zenni are fingerprint resistant. It has anti-reflective coating, the newest generation of AR coating. It repel water, oil, dust and fingerprints thus, it is easier to clean. Visit Zenni Optical today and start shopping for your quality, stylish and budget friendly eye wear. Check it out now!

Affordable Prescriptions at Walgreens

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The integrity of the Express Scripts Program is now in question after they rejected the proposals of Walgreens. I believed that both Walgreens and Express Script wanted to make their customers happy and contended with their services. But, these companies cannot come up with the perfect solution in both ways thus, customers are caught in the middle. My close friend is not happy about it because of the inconvenience and having to transfer to another pharmacy. I hope that Express Scripts will re-evaluate their decision and can come up in good terms with Walgreens. My friend would surely miss Walgreens because of the 24 hour service with drive thru pharmacies. Her new pharmacy has fixed pharmacy hours so; this is truly inconvenient. 

In this regard, Walgreens are giving out more deals and discounts for Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. They offer a special discount on annual membership and it covers the members of the family including the pets for just $10. It is truly an amazing good deal and for $5, a single person can also sign up for the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens. If you want to know more about the benefits which Walgreens have for you, like Walgreens on Facebook and follow them in Walgreens on Twitter. Support Walgreens at all times because they are committed to provide affordable prices on prescription products.

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The Isle in Biloxi Mississippi

Hubby and I plan to visit Biloxi Mississippi next month for the Mardi Gras Parade in the D'Iberville and Ocean Springs. I have twitter friends who works at the ISLE Hotel and Casino who might give me a room discount. During the Mardi Gras season, all hotels in the area will be fully booked so, we are hoping to find and get a room at lower rate. I took all these pictures last September 201.We had a short vacation in Mississippi and we stayed in the ISLE hotel and Casino. Our room is located on the side facing the bridge which connects the Biloxi and Ocean Springs. Our room has a small balcony and this side of the hotel has the best view to watch the sunrise.There are private yachts and shrimp boats on the docks located around the vicinity of the Isle. The view of the Gulf Coast from our room at the ISLE.The majestic building of the ISLE hotel and casino in Biloxi Mississippi located in this address: 151 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS 39530. If you want to check out this hotel, call this #(228) 436-4753.The room with balcony at the ISLE Hotel and Casino. The room is alright and the bedding's are clean. Not really my favorite because the huge air conditioning unit of the hotel was below us and it was really noisy but, my consolation was the outdoor view of the bridge and the Gulf Coast.
I hope on February, we can book a more nicer room than this one. Oh, the ISLE has a WiFi which I'm so grateful compared to BEAU RIVAGE which has limited access, actually I do not have any access at all during our 3-days booking. A huge disappointments!

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Citrus Parade 2011: Fresh From Orlando Parade

Hello everyone, as promised for those who wanted to see the pictures of the Citrus Parade here in Orlando, sharing the pictures of the floats during the parade:The Capital One float...It really pays to come to the parade venue an hour early to find a good and cheaper parking space. For us, we found $5 parking space in the Central Avenue just two blocks away from the parade route area.
I heard from the news that Universal Orlando and some Disney parks closed for few hours for the over-flow of guests in Orlando. The last week of 2011 was a boom for business establishments in Florida especially here in Orlando, the venue for the championship of College Football.
Hubby and I found a good space near the Lake Eola Park but, we were surrounded by guests from other states. It was fun and exciting parade even though, we all wished to see more floats decorated with citrus.
More pictures later about the college participants....
Thanks for stopping by. Do click the other photos HERE: Fresh from Florida Parade.

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