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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More Free Tagalog Movies and Pinoy Channel Sites

I don't subscribe to TFC so I just watch Pinoy tv shows online. I have gathered some of the sites where you can watch free Tagalog movies and also Filipino channels in the internet. I love watching Maalaala Mo Kaya tv program so once in a while when I'm not busy blogging, I watch it online. In fact I just watched the latest show of MMK starring Charice Pempengco featuring her life story. So if you want to watch free Tagalog movies and free Pinoy tv shows, here are some of the sites:


Enjoy watching!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Newborn Niece

I talked to my sister online yesterday and she told me that my sister-in-law just gave birth to their first baby. My brother was in the hospital with his wife and baby. I was so happy and excited to know that the baby was a healthy and bouncing baby girl. Her name is Vernice Julia. I'm the one who suggested the name Vernice because it means "victory bringer" and they just added Julia because she was born on the month of July. My sister-in-law gave birth via caesarian section. They were expecting that she will have a normal delivery and she was already on labor at the hospital. The problem was, the baby doesn't wanna go down and come out and she had already poop inside. So they decided to perform CS. After I talked to my sister, my brother was online. He just got home from the hospital and he told me the baby was okay and she weighs 7.4 lbs. He showed me the his baby's photos that he took in the hospital. The baby is a cutie. Here she is, Vernice Julia, my newborn niece.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My New Desktop PC

This morning my hubby and I went to Best Buy to buy a new PC for me. I have my laptop which I bought a few months ago from the fruits of my blogging but it's not good to use it for a long period of time. I have read some adverse effects of using it so I will just use it once in a while or when my hubby and I will travel. My PC package came with Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core processor E2180, 2GB DDR2 memory, double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with Labelflash support, 320GB hard drive, Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950, 15-in-1 media reader and Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1. My desk top has a 17" widescreen LCD monitor with ultrafast 8 ms response time and antiglare screen treatment; adjustable-tilt display stand.

One good thing about my purchase is that it came with a FREE Compact Canon PIXMA photo printer with FINE print head technology and auto fix function for improved image quality. Another printer to print our photos. It's a good thing that I won $100 from Juliana's contest so I just added it with my earnings from blogging. I feel good because I have 2 brand new computers that I bought from my earnings in blogging. The laptop and desktop are the fruits of my labor. Since blogging is my business, I need to have a good and faster computer, right? So blogging goes on... Below are some photos of my new PC.

And here is the photo of the Free printer that came with my PC. It's still in the box .

Friday, July 25, 2008

Videos At National Cowboy Museum

While we were touring OKC's attractions, my hubby got the camcorder and he's the one taking short videos while I have my digicam and I was the one busy taking photos. I was just going through the videos that my hubby took and I want to share some here. He took these while we were at the National Cowboy Museum. As I have mentioned in my previous post, aside from the cowboy and western stuffs, the Cowboy museum has nice gardens and landscapes. It was so captivating.

The Hotel Where We Stayed

Before we went to OKC, I searched in the internet for a good hotel where we can stay and I read the reviews too. The hotel I chose was close to all the tourist attractions and it was clean and both hubby and I were satisfied with the services. The rate is not that expensive too. Hubby and I enjoyed our stay there. I didn't even take my laptop with me so I wasn't able to blog for 3 days. My hubby said I don't need to blog when we are on vacation so I left my laptop at home.

The hotel where we stayed had a free high speed internet service but I'm glad I didn't have to blog and all we did when we were back at the hotel after a long day was to rest, watch tv and eat. Oh, what a life! I was free from all the house chores for three days and I love it. Who wouldn't want to just relax, go sight-seeing and just eat and sleep afterwards? I just wish my hubby and I will go on vacation again so we'll have a good time. Oklahoma City is a beautiful place to visit with all their tourist attractions worth visiting. Let me post some pics taken at the hotel where we stayed.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I Won First Prize!!!

Cheers for me!!! I'm so happy that I won the first prize in Juliana's contest. This is the first ever contest that I won since I became a blogger. My effort paid off. Since the start I was really determined to win the top prize. I had a great time reading her posts and making comments in her 3 blogs. She's a good writer and I learned a lot about her. If you have time, visit her blogs and read her posts. She'll be having another contest soon.

Here's her post announcing the winners:

It’s time to celebrate! The actual date of my blog anniversary was not such a day worthy of any celebration because of the mishap. The perfect time to celebrate is today, as I’m also announcing the winners of my first ever contest.

Lisa L. - $100
Mari - $55
AiDiSan - $40
Heidi - $30
Rocks - $25

To all my blogger friends who participated in the contest, thank you very much for your participation. I hope you’ll join me again in the future. I will be glad to have you again. This is definitely not the last contest; there will be more to come.

To the winners, please leave me your PayPal accounts so I know where to send the prizes to. Remember, comments are being moderated, so you need not worry about your accounts getting published.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

National Cowboy Museum In OKC

The last place we visited on our vacation in Oklahoma City was the National Cowboy Museum. The building sat on top of a hill. I'm not really very fond of going to a museum because I don't see any excitement but this one is different. Of all the museums I've seen, I think this one is unique and the best. This museum exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts. There were lots of tourists and visitors while we were there. The National Cowboy Museum is a great place to visit. It is a family-centered museum with hands-on activities for children and grown-ups alike. There are so many things to see and to learn about this amazing part of America's national heritage. The Cowboy Museum is well designed and constructed on an 18-acre land.

My hubby enjoyed looking at the cowboy stuffs and guns and the statue of his favorite actor John Wayne which was made of copper. We both enjoyed touring the Prosperity Junction which brings back to life the circa 1900 Western cattle town at dusk where full size structures, including a bank, restaurant, stable, carriage, jail and church bring the experience to life. I used to see those places in the old western movies and while we were walking in that junction, it's like I experienced how it is to live in the past.

They have also the Children's Cowboy Corral and the kids who were there really had a good time. The place caters for the adults and the kids.

Being a gardening fanatic, I enjoyed the outdoor gardens with the nice landscape and fountains. The place was awesome. I could sit outside and relax by the water features and listen to the birds while being surrounded by such glorious colorful flowering plants. It was a gardener's dream!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Myriad Botanical Garden and Crystal Bridge

The next place we visited in Oklahoma City was the botanical garden. I just love to visit gardens and nice parks. Myriad Botanical Garden in OKC is a nice place to go if you're a nature lover and you love to see beautiful landscapes and gorgeous plants and flowers. Inside the botanical garden lies the Crystal Bridge. But you have to pay the entrance fee which is $6 each to go inside. I asked the cashier what's inside and she said a variety of more than 2,000 flora and fauna. So my hubby bought the tickets and we went inside.

Oh my, it was so beautiful inside the Crystal Bridge! Different varieties of tropical plants were there with all those beautiful and colorful flowers. The landscape was so beautiful too. I could stay there for long and just stare at the beauty of the surroundings. We climbed the top and walked across the bridge and went to to the other side. Though I was scared of heights, it didn't stop me and I just walked slowly while looking down at the view from the top. My hubby was busy taking video while walking and I was also busy clicking my digicam. Then when we were done feasting our eyes with the view, we went out and explore Myriad Botanical garden. The surroundings were beautiful, lawns and trees were green and neatly trimmed. Flowers and fountains were so captivating. What a view! I just love this place. Here are some photos taken there.

Monday, July 21, 2008

National Memorial In OKC

On our second day in Oklahoma City, hubby and I went to visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. This place used to be the site where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building stood but the terrorists bombed it on April 19, 1995 and 168 people lost their lives due to that bombing. The sad thing is, the terrorists who did the bombing were Americans and not from other Arab countries like who did the bombing in NY. I learned that the master mind used to be a US army. Good thing they caught him and he was sentenced to death. The rest of the accomplice were put to jail. After walking a little bit in the memorial park, my hubby and I went inside the museum and bought a ticket. Entrance fee was $10 each. I'm not really very fond of going to a museum but this one was so educational.

The Memorial and Museum are dedicated to educating visitors about the impact of violence, informing about events surrounding the bombing, and inspiring hope and healing through lessons learned by those affected. The museum occupied three floors and we went to see all those exhibits in all those floors. A lot of visitors were there too and there were some journalists from Florida. I've seen the photos and videos of the bombing and also the photos of those people who lost their lives. It was so tragic and I even felt chills while seeing those memorabilia of the said incident. This world is really full of chaos and bad people. I've seen the photo of the bomber and he was only 29 years old when he did that terrorism. What a waste of life and soul! He must be in hell paying now and will suffer torture there forever.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City

The first thing we went to see in OKC was the Bricktown Canal. This is a copycat of the River Walk in San Antonio. Although there's not as much to see as in the River Walk because it was just constructed a few years ago, I enjoyed the sceneries there and besides, it's not as crowded as the River Walk.

Well, our visit to Bricktown Canal is not complete if we won't ride the Water Taxi so hubby purchased tickets for both of us. It was a bit pricey for a short ride, $7.50 each but we were on vacation so we might as well enjoy and splurge. The tour guide took us around Bricktown Canal and gave us some bird's eye view of the things and places we passed by. I kept clicking my digicam and also I took some videos. Take a look.


I posted more pics and video in my other blog. Just click HERE to view more.
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