October 31, 2008
Mannang serves Filipino cuisine with a certain twist and even if you eat in Mannang, you can also order from their menu at Mannhann. For starters we ordered their steamed dimsum, followed by the main courses: Sinigang na corned beef (which was really super tender beef cooked sinigang), crispy pata, steamed fish in coconut sauce, stuffed tofu (this was soooo delicious), garlic kangkong, dinuguan, roast chicken from Mannhann, Mannang fried rice in beef and pork, and pansit palabok bihon. We find the prices of their food reasonable and their waiters are attentive and courteous.
And that was how we celebrated hubby's 33rd birthday. Everyone was happy with the stay at The Linden Suites and the sumptuous dinner from Mannang. My apologies for not having pictures from Mannang because we digged in as soon as the food arrived. ; )
October 29, 2008
(picture courtesy of http://www.swiss-belhotel.com/ - but this is exactly how the living room/dining area of our suite looks like - except for the plants and the flowers)
Our suite had 3 bedrooms - 1 master's bedroom with a queen size bed and 2 bedrooms with 1 double size bed each. There were 2 bathrooms - 1 with a bathtub and 1 with just a shower area. There was a small kitchen with a stove, refrigerator and microwave. The floors were not carpeted compared to the suites at their old wing. I had noticed that there were still a lot of wasted space in the living room - which for me could have been placed with another sofa or a coffee table set. Another downside of their new wing was the view from the windows. All we could see were buildings. When we had our wedding preparations there, our room had a stunning view of the Ortigas Center. I was excited to show Joaqui the view from the window but when we opened the curtains - there was no view at all. Now I know why the curtains were always closed.
The next day, I wasn't happy with our breakfast at all from the new restaurant Taberna Barcelona Tapas y Vinos. We used to have breakfast at the Azzurro and we have always been satisfied with the international dishes served. Well, maybe they were doing a little cost cutting ; ) The breakfast here consisted of plain rice, toasted bacon, scrambled egg, french toast, salad, small burger steaks, some cold cuts, bread, butter, fruits, and 2 kinds of cakes.
The big difference in our stay this time was we spent a lot of time in the swimming pool because of Joaqui. He loves to swim. From the time he woke up the next morning, he would say, "Swimming! Swimming!"
Overall it was a very pleasant overnight stay for us because we celebrated Jeff's birthday with the whole family. But then if we should ever stay at The Linden Suites, we would be staying at the suites in their old wing instead - a second honeymoon perhaps for me and hubby ; )
Note: The dining experience at Mannang to follow.
October 27, 2008
Before I forget, I wish to thank all the n@wies who texted a birthday message to Jeff. He called me twice today because he was surprised a lot of people were texting him and greeting him as far as Pangasinan and Cagayan De Oro. I said, well that is the sisterhood of the newlyweds at work. Thanks a lot sisses!
October 25, 2008
October 24, 2008
I have done a little reading about internet marketing and found out that with today's advanced technology, the internet has brought many unique benefits to marketing, one of which being lower costs for the distribution of information and media to a global audience. Internet marketing has an interactive nature which can provide instant response and elicit response, and ties together creative and technical aspects of the internet such as design, development, advertising, and sales. Although the internet has innovated the ways businesses market themselves, effective internet marketing requires a comprehensive strategy that synchronizes a given company's business model and sales goals with its website function and appearance, fixating on its target market through proper choice of advertising type, media, and design. This is where website design plays a major role in internet marketing. With a host of website designers in the industry, it is crucial to employ a website designer who can make your website stand out from your competitors - it should be custom, unique and original. And that is what Heritage Web Solutions does best, specializing in designing and hosting affordable websites for small and medium size businesses.
In fact, Heritage Web Solutions will be featured in the show "The Economic Report."
October 22, 2008, Deerfield Beach, FL – The producers of The Economic Report are pleased to announce that Heritage Web Solutions will be featured in an upcoming episode as part of the show’s Business and Technology series on The Power of the Internet Supporting the 21st Century Business Environment.
The internet has revolutionized the ways businesses market themselves. It is essential for businesses, both large and small, to have an effective web presence. A company’s website essentially serves as their electronic store front, communicating the company’s identity to website visitors.
Today, there are approximately 970 million internet users thus making internet marketing the most effective way to appeal to customers from around the world. Websites overcome the limitations between countries and continents thus making a company international. Having a website also means that a business is open and reachable at any time and allows for quick customer response time.
But, it isn’t as simple as just setting up a website. The only way for a company to be set apart from other online competition is unique website design. Businesses turn to internet technology companies for the development of a professional and search engine friendly, website.
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October 21, 2008
|You Are a Witch (or Warlock)|
You are deviously brilliant and a perfect manipulator.
You somehow always end up getting what you want - without anyone knowing you're working behind the scenes.
Crafty and cunning, you can work your way out of any jam.
And it's easy for you to get people to do what you want, whether you're working for good or evil.
Your greatest power: Mind control
Your greatest weakness: Making people your puppets
You play well with: Ghosts
October 20, 2008
October 19, 2008
|Your Birthdate: July 11|
You're very sensitive to what's going on around you, yet you remain calm.
Although you are brilliant, it may take you a while to find your niche.
Your creativity is supreme, but it sometimes makes it hard for you to get things done.
Your strength: Your inner peace
Your weakness: You get stuck in the clouds
Your power color: Emerald
Your power symbol: Leaf
Your power month: November
October 17, 2008
But there are times that I am confused with phone numbers and area codes that I cannot seem to get it right. Locating an area code is difficult if there is no list to look up to. When my cousin from Wisconsin called, I asked her about this and she referred me to a website that lists all active area codes and their locations. Whether I will be looking for my Tita Linda's number in California or Tita Nene's number in New Jersey, this area code locator will point me to the right number to dial.
It was not as delicious as my brother's carbonara, but I am THIS close...hahaha. Well Joaqui seems to like it very much. He finished a small plateful and would say in between bites "hmmm...rara...yummy!" ; )
It would be much more economical and environmentally friendly if we have a website for phone books where we can find people by reverse phone lookup. Instead of flipping through bulky pages of ordinary phone books and looking through names, why not search by phone number or cellphone number per state or region. It would considerably save us more time and paper!
October 14, 2008
He was recently cutting the grass and breaking (raking) leaves. - Makes sense, cut the grass and break the leaves...
…also saw Dr. X in the past who administered injuries (injections) in the knees with reasonably good relief of symptoms. How can a doctor administer injuries?
... and shared that she has a lot of stress with her kid that have been killed and her daughter has _________ for (kids and her grand kids and her daughter's failed marriages.) - There is only thing I can say...NOSEBLEED!
The pain along the legs (neck) radiates to the shoulders and to the arms with tenderness and weakness of the arms. - This MT should really clean her ears more often.
She still has __________ borrowed from her brother. (She still has good control of bowel and bladder). - Makes me sigh and say....NOSEBLEED again!
I searched for a site that reviews websites and found talkreviews - which is basically a site where internet users can give opinions about their favorite or least favorite websites in several countries. It is very informative because it also provides traffic stats and page ranks, and it is us users who will give first-hand experience about it. I tried it myself and registered so that I can post a review in their users reviews section. I was able to read descriptions of the websites without having to click all of them, at least I can narrow my search to the sites I think would be most useful for me. I was also able to find out the top websites in the Philippines and in other countries. I was even surprised that Friendster was not on top of the list for the Philippines..hahaha. I thought every Filipino has a friendster account! Anyway it was fun using talkreviews and I even reviewed my own website. You just got to try it for yourself to see how it works. ; )
October 12, 2008
We were in SM Megamall earlier and there was a Cosplay event going on and we ran into a participant preparing his costume as Voltes V. We ended up watching that person complete his costume and I just can't help admiring how they manage to get these costumes and participate in events like this. There were so many participants wearing costumes from characters in different animes, but the Voltes V and the other robot (I forgot the name) were our favorites. Check it out:
I hope that our government will continue to improve their service with regard to getting documents. I now wonder how those living in the far away provinces get their important public records. In the U.S., there is a database available which you can use to recover death certificates no matter in which state you live in. It uses a direct data retrieval process and is easily accessible at a cheap price, without the hassles of going through long lines or hurting your pocket. We need something like this which will definitely make public records search a breeze and not a horrible experience for us.
October 11, 2008
I got this award from Concon. Thanks for this award sis! This kind of award makes me feel appreciated and I hope it goes around, especially to us moms who are into blogging and sharing our wonderful experiences as a wife and/or mom. It just makes our day knowing that as "virtual sisses," we are supporting each other by taking the time to read our blog posts and what-have-yous that we put in our blogs. ; )
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
Previous awardees: Mabelle, Prily, Ate Norma, I Love Philippines Too, Shenga, Nova, WebbieStuffs, Nancy, Webloglearner, Pinay Wahm, and My So Called Life, Let’s Spice Things Up, Beauty and Shop, Idealpinkrose, allin, kimchiland, Korean Food, The Paper Vision, Embrace Simplicity, Me and Mine, A Window To Our World, A Grateful Heart, Can of Thoughts, A Mother’s Stuff, http://housewifeatwork.blogspot.com/, MommaWannabe, Lourdes Mia, Praning’s Shoutout, When Silence Speaks, Etc Atbp, Aeirin’s Collections, Life is What we Make it, Underneath It All, Cellulitic Bliss, My Lavender Fields, Life.Love.us., jengspeaks, YOUR BLOG
This has happened to me quite a number of times and even though we have a caller ID, I would still want to know what to expect from a certain number so that I would know if I should answer that call or not. I hope that there is a site where people can report phone numbers and provide comments on a certain number, so that I would know beforehand if it is just a sales call, a wrong number or a telemarketer. It would be a big help especially for busy work-at-home moms like me.
You Are Having a Yellow Day
Today is a pretty great day for you. How could it not be with your optimistic attitude?
You are very inspired right now, and your creativity is at its peak.
While you are on top of the world today, be careful. You may be more fragile than you think.
As long as you don't let yourself get too worked up or over-stimulated, you'll be fine.
October 7, 2008
NEW Reese’s Peanut Butter & Kreme - an irresistible Reese’s peanut butter mixed with creamy vanilla icing on a Krispy Kreme doughnut.
NEW Reese’s Peanut Butter & Chocolate - a perfect combination of Reese’s peanut butter, vanilla and rich chocolate on a Krispy Kreme doughnut
Reese’s Pieces & Kreme - a chocolate iced Krispy Kreme doughnut topped with crunchy Hershey’s Reese’s peanut butter candies drizzled with creamy caramel.
Got to have these all! Yummy!
October 6, 2008
Thanks Joanne for this tag!
The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.
I am giving these flowers to Jammy, Emz, Lani, Mel, Sheryll, Sujee and Eds.