Quotation of the Day

Happy New Year

>> Monday, December 31, 2007

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Welcome 2008! A few more hours in my side of the earth and we will be counting down the last seconds of 2007.

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!



>> Friday, December 28, 2007

This week's Photo hunt theme is Messy

Here is a photo of the presents under the tree before Christmas.

And here is the mess from all of my daughter's Christmas morning presents.

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Fast Teks - Affordable web site Design

>> Thursday, December 27, 2007

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Merry Christmas

>> Monday, December 24, 2007

Let us celebrate the birth of Jesus. HE is the reason for the season. A Merry Christmas to all!

If you have 5 minutes to spare. Watch this slideshow/movie
A Silent Night


And the Winner is

Congratulations to Rachel for winning my Christmas giveaway contest.
Rachel, pls contact me and send me your paypal account.

thanks to Rachel, Daphne, Kiko, Tina and Gina for participating.

Merry Christmas!



>> Saturday, December 22, 2007

This week's Photo hunt theme is Light

Took a photo of this lit tree one night after the snowfall. Street light behind gives a nice effect too.

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Ciara Diamonds

>> Friday, December 21, 2007

Want that WOW ! Oh My Gosh! This is the Best gift Ever expression on your loved one's face this Christmas? Well, look no more and find the diamond of her dreams over at - a great diamond jewelers online

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Christmas giveaway

>> Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Announcement! I won the $25 from Tina’s contest. Thank you all for helping me out.

Now I would like to run my own contest. I am ecstatic to say that this blog, “Cool and Composed” has finally been approved for Pay Per Post and I would like to drive traffic to this site. Please create a post in your blog with a link to and invite your readers to visit this blog. I will use google analytics to see who brings the most referrers to my site. Just like Tina did.

What’s the prize? Let’s say I now have $25 to give away too. And yes, it’ll be in US currency. Right now, the US dollar is higher than the Canadian dollar. So we can arrange for me to send you the money via paypal. And if you dont have a paypal account, we can arrange something else.


1. Open to all bloggers in the blogging space.

2. Tell your friends that you are joining a contest for $25 at my blog. The only measurable way I can determine the winner is through Google Analytics. The most number of visits wins! Please declare your intention to join this contest by making a short post on your blog or traffic from referral link will be counted as “spectator only” . Please leave a message here or in my other blog to say that you are joining this contest.

3. Maybe if you visit me everyday through your link it will make you the winner. That trick helped me. lol :o)

4. Contest starts today Dec 10 and ends on Dec 23, 2007 midnight Eastern time. Just in time for a nice Christmas present.

5. Winner will receive U$25 cash and will be sent via Paypal or any other way there is.

Thank you so much.


5 Wishes

>> Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I was tagged by Ipanema on my 5 wishes for Christmas. See her 5 wishes here.

Actually, I have posted my 5 wishes here 3 months ago. Quite early huh?
Now, there's only 6 days left. Whew, time flies .

But wishes can come in so many forms and there's always room for more.
So here goes...

1. A disney vacation for me and my family. For the young and the young at heart. Meaning my daughter and us. It'll be nice to see the wonder of it all.

2. A trip to the Philippines. I havent been back since I came here to Canada. I would love to visit the places I've not seen before.

3. A new desk, monitor and chair for my office. (that's actually 3 wishes all tagged into 1)

4. Happiness

5. Good health

And yeah ...Peace for all of course.

Let me tag you Analyze and Zherwin


Are you Looking for Office Space in Austin

>> Monday, December 17, 2007

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Happy birthday Daisy wherever you are

>> Sunday, December 16, 2007

Daisy was my friend. She was suppose to turn 37 today. She is my kumare, her eldest (now in grade 3 - i think) is my godson. She has 3 boys all together. Youngest is just a year and a bit old. Her husband sent me an alarming text message that very day in August and I read..."that Daisy was taken by the Lord due to multiple organ failure from Dengue fever". What a shock. I called him and did not know what to say. I just listened. I guess, it helps him to be able to talk about the event/tragedy.

I recently exchanged some emails with her husband and I know the pain is still there. However, time heals all wounds and I'm sure he is comforted to know that Daisy is now in a safe place.

I always keep in touch with her at this time of the year especially that she celebrates her birthday so close to her son's.

I hope Daisy that wherever you are, you are happy celebrating your birthday. We truly miss you.


Dial a Flight

>> Saturday, December 15, 2007

'Tis the holiday season and there are so many things we are busy about. Presents, parties, and many other busy things we seem to get ourselves into. Somehow, we forget ourselves....why not treat yourself this year and enjoy a vacation somewhere. Get flights to Thailand, flights to USA or even a flight to Australia, hey why not visit my hometown and checkout flights to Canada

Visit Dialaflight which is a leading independent UK travel company offering flights, hotels & travel ideas worldwide. The site gives you details and very useful travel information. You can search for flights, hotels, car hire and many travel ideas including weekend breaks, beach holidays, spa holidays & much more. I am certain that you will find your dream vacation with DialAFlight and have a great holiday. You can speak with one of their UK travel agent who will ensure that your requirements are fulfilled.

Remember to visit Dialaflight when you are looking for cheap flights any where in the world.



This week's Photo hunt theme is Small

This is a photo of Neo.

A small/miniature collectible bear that my blogger friend Gina gifted me for my birthday. She actually hand crafts more designs. Checkout her store here

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Contempo Curtains

I love decorating my home and of course one way to do that is through window coverings. Well, there is definitely one place you can check out for all your curtain needs. Whether you are looking for contemporary curtains or modern styled curtains, you will find it in

I was just checking out the site and found this nice looking 2 tone festive grommet curtain. What a way to decorate not only for the holidays but through the year. You can choose colors that best suit your home decor. Be it your sofa or maybe your furniture or throw pillows and other accessories, I'm sure you'll find a matching curtain to go with your style. Pillows and accessories are also available.

Add a hip, contemporary style to your interior without paying a fortune.'s products are all very affordable, but are still high-quality, custom-made products.


Christmas cards parade - T13 ed #8

>> Thursday, December 13, 2007

lovely graphic from Harlekwin

I like doing photo lists and this time around I've done a slide show.
Here's 13 Christmas cards I photographed awhile ago. It is nice to capture them and remember such beautiful art. some of these I received just this week, some from last year and the others are some that I have yet to send.

Did you participate? Join the T13 community.


Save your photos in CDs or DVDs

>> Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I have so many photos in my computer I just have to back them up. You never know when and if the hard drive will fail you. I find that it is good to use blank CD or DVD to backup my digital photos and movies. At least I know that I will always have that copy. And for any DVD or CD media needs, is a good place to check. They offer a variety of high quality DVD-R and other blank CD or DVD media for your specific needs. They also carry DVD packaging case, computer hardware, memory, ink and toner cartridges and many more.

More often than not, these photos seldom gets printed. It is a good idea to create a Christmas DVD of my family or maybe a slideshow of several pictures you;ve taken this year and maybe even create a collage and send it to close relatives and friends.

And for your last minute Christmas needs, have your presents delivered to your loved ones. Free shipping offer to eligible purchases.

So for any of your mutimedia needs checkout They do retail or wholesale.


Image Meme

I saw this meme at Frigga's blog and thought it'll be nice to do it and pass it on.
I am tagging >Missy Misyel and >Kiko on this meme.

Here's what you do: type the answer to each question into Google image search engine, and post the first picture that comes up.

1. age at your next birthday: 39
Must be a highway sign. I am close to the highway of where my life begins.

2. place I'd like to travel: Paris
- Wasn't expecting this. I thought it'll be the Eiffel Tower. I guess Paris Hilton is a top search in Google.

3. favorite place: The sofa by the fireplace
Its winter and wouldnt it be nice to curl by the fireplace reading your favourite book?

4. favorite object: Angel Sculpture
not this one in particular , soomething smaller displayed in my living room.

5. favorite food: kare-kare
- A Filipino dish, really good and I cook it really well. Although I like my kare-kare more meaty rather than fatty. This one in the photo used lots of tripe.

6. favorite color: Pink
- Another celebrity result. I picked one I really liked first but to stay true to the meme, I'm posting the 1st image which was Pink.

7. nickname: Leah
- First result is way too hot to post here, I guess my namesakes are just too hot too handle. Well, I went for a more wholesome result , the 2nd photo.
Leah Remini

8. where you were born: Pasay City, Philippines
Yup, a map. Its a City very close to Manila


Get away and enjoy the sun this winter

It’s the time of the year when we usually hibernate and stay indoors to avoid the cold weather outside. I have been thinking of going places and doing some traveling. I have not done this in a long time and maybe, just maybe this is my chance to do so.

Wouldn't it be a nice Christmas surprise to see in my Christmas stockings a pair of ticket to a holiday in the clear and beautiful Mediterranean waters of the Ibeza? Sure it will! I'd be sure to checkout cheap holidays to Ibiza

Or are you somewhere warm and want to experience the refreshing coolness of Alaska?

Book cheap holidays online with one of the largest travel agencies in Europe. Holiday Hypermarket offers millions of package holiday bargains, last minute deals, cheap flights and all inclusive holidays to destinations all over the world.


Somewhere over the Rainbow

>> Monday, December 10, 2007

A child wonder!

I was going through my blog rounds and found this video clip.

Brought tears to my eyes, see for yourself.

This girl has already recorded her 1st CD. WOW!
You can see more of Connie Talbot over at


Read the books you love

I've always been an avid reader and when I found out that I can get my books in so many different media formats, I was ecstatic. Lately I was even able to enjoy audio books like Pride and Prejudice and the Notebook. helps me get all this choices. It has audio books and ebooks. It carries over 190,000 ebooks from the major publishers and small publishing houses. BOB currently offers books in Adobe pdf, Mobipocket, Microsoft Reader and Palm/ereader format.

I like different kinds of books. It can be mystery, classics, spiritual and yes even Romance eBooks. I am all for it.

Its a great stocking stuffer for those readers on your list. Get it downloaded staright to that Palm Pilot you have for your loved ones maybe? So check out what you can get at They have hard copies too.


Green Thumb Sunday - Christmas Tree

>> Sunday, December 9, 2007

This is a spruce tree...I think (I'm really bad in remembering names). I just love the smell of a fresh Christmas tree.

This is the 7th year we've had a fresh tree for Christmas.
We got it last week from home Depot. This photo was taken on the first day it was up and decorated. My hubby mixed some sugar into the water and he waters it everyday.

Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As the Garden Grows for more information



>> Saturday, December 8, 2007

This week's Photo hunt theme is LONG

I found this photo in my archive of old scanned images from my photo albums.
I truly can't remember where we took this photo. It must have been from inside a museum.

So this is my version of Long, the long hands of the clock.

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Green Thumb Sunday - Grass

>> Sunday, December 2, 2007

Its snowy today in this neck of the woods. Here's a snap shot of the grass in my backyard. Not sure what variety of grass it is. But is gorgeous in the fall and as lovely in the winter time.

And closer look...

Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As the Garden Grows for more information


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>> Saturday, December 1, 2007

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This week's Photo hunt theme is RED

Here's a few RED photos I want to share.

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