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ENB Award

Posted in Bits and Pieces, Meme on 9 October 2007 by Leah

Era just handed me the Egel Nest Award this weekend. (Thanks Era for choosing me to be a recipient of this award!)

Brad Egel originally created this award and started the egg rolling to pass the love around.

I’m passing this award to:


Scattergories meme

Posted in Bits and Pieces, Meme on 6 October 2007 by Leah

Got this from Kat. I thought it was going to be easy. But it turns out, I had to google a few to help me out on some of the questions. 😛

Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following. They have to be real places, names, things … nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person who nominated you has the same first initial. You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

What is your name? Leah
4-letter word: Love!
Vehicle: Lexus
City: London
Boy Name: Leo
Girl Name: Lauren
Alcoholic drink: love potion # 9
Occupation: librarian, locksmith
Something you wear: locket, lip gloss
Celebrity: Lindsay Lohan
Food: lemon, lettuce, leche flan, lollies
Something found in a bathroom: lotion, lavender soap
Reason for Being Late: late in waking up
Cartoon Character: Linus and Lucy (from Peanuts)
Something You Shout: “Let’s eat!”

Alright, your turn! 🙂

Feast 163

Posted in Bits and Pieces, Meme on 5 October 2007 by Leah

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you look forward to your birthday?
Hmmm… I’d give it a 5. I am indifferent to it because I’ll be turning 32 then. Pretty much ‘not in the calendar,’ as they say! I am looking forward more to Erin’s first birthday, which, occurs, by the way, on the same month.

What is one word you don’t like the sound, spelling, or meaning of?
There are so many words out there so I sought Google’s help to give me a shortlist of possible words. Ok, here is my random pick: furuncle. It sounds weird to me. Its definition? Well, it’s also known as a boil. In Filipino, pigsa! Yuck! 😛

Do you wear sunglasses when you’re outside? If so, what does your current pair look like?
I used to wear a pair before. But now with a little girl who’s keen on grabbing everything in sight, not anymore.

Main Course
If you were to write a book, to whom would you dedicate it?
Definitely, J and Erin. They are the most important people in my life. My world revolves around them.

Name a beverage that you enjoy.
I love iced coffee drinks, especially topped with whipped cream! I refrain from drinking them these days because I am still breastfeeding Erin. So whenever we got to a cafe, I just order a cup of hot choco instead.

Feast One Hundred & Sixty Two

Posted in Bits and Pieces, Meme on 28 September 2007 by Leah

How are you today?
Tired. I wish I can catch up on my sleep. Erin is really a handful.

Name 3 television shows you watch on a regular basis.
It’s reality TV season here so my top 3 shows right now are: Australian Idol, Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You can Dance.

What’s the scariest weather situation you’ve experienced?
This happened 7 years ago. I was coming home from work and when I was about to get down from the jeep in Baclaran, the rain started to pour heavily & the wind was blowing really hard. Unfortunately, I did not have my umbrella with me at that time. And alam nyo naman sa Manila, konteng ulan lang, baha na. I ran for cover and the only place I could find was under a big umbrella owned by one of the vendors. I couldn’t get a ride as well because all the jeepneys were full. In short, I was stuck, not to mention I was also soaked to the skin! Di lang yun, when I finally managed to get a ride, super traffic naman. Igot home at around 9pm already and I left my place of work at 4:30 pm pa. My mom was worried sick! Buti di ako nagkasakit after nun. Since then, I have vowed never to leave the house without my umbrella.

Main Course
If you could wake up tomorrow morning in another country, where would you want to be?
Definitely, the Philippines. Where else?

What do you usually wear to sleep?
I am mostly in my PJs, especially on cold nights. In the summer, I wear tank tops and boxer shorts.

My Desktop

Posted in Home Front, Meme, Techie Stuff on 28 September 2007 by Leah

I’ve used the first (and last so far) digiscrap layout I made a month ago. Gosh, was it only just last month? It feels like eons! Anyway, there are actually lots of pictures to choose from but I really like this dark look. I’ve always been drawn to the color black for some reason. Lots of icons too as you can see but most of them are useless. I prefer to use  quick launch because it’s more convenient. Most used icons on my QL is Outlook Express, Internet Explorer, YM, Nero and Real player.

Alright, I’m tagging Jean, Mik, Via, Era and Jacq. 🙂

Note: Copy Starts Here!

Desktop Free View Instruction:

A.Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun. You can do a screen capture by:

[1] Going to your desktop and pressing the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).
[2] Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and do a Paste (CTRL + V).
[3] If you wish, you can “edit” the image, before saving it.

B. Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of Icons, things like that.

C. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktop as well.

D. Add your name to this list of Free Viewers with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants.

iRonnie – I Set No Corner
Thess – Thesserie
Rebecca – Skippy Heart
Knoizki – A Dialogue With K
Beng – Kauderwelch
– domlawrenceOSB
bluepanjeet™ | OTWOMD™
Marie @ Vanidosa Marie and Vanidosa at blogspot
Ems @ Just Let Go and Pieces of Me
Yen @ Me and Mine, Little Peanut and Our Pea in a Pod.
Alpha @ my blog
Jen @ Cellulitic Bliss
Leah @ A Matter of Perspective

Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I’ve Been Putting Off

Posted in Aussie Life, Family, Home Front, Meme, Mommy Diaries on 25 September 2007 by Leah

It’s time for .

  1. Organising Erin’s stuff – The little girl has accumulated loads of stuff over the months and I have yet to sort them all out into these categories: to put away in boxes (for future use [?]), to give away, and to use ASAP.
  2. Read my books – I still have tons of books to read. I just can’t seem to find the time to read these days. 😦
  3. Clean! – I’m such a neat freak so it bothers me a lot when things are a mess. As much as I would want to partake in the cleaning duties in our home, sadly these days, most of them are delegated to J.
  4. Do some gardening – Before Erin was born, J and I regularly did some gardening on weekends. He was (still is) in charge of weeding while I trimmed the bushes and trees. We find the activity therapeutic.
  5. Going home to Manila – Understandably, with Erin being so young, we won’t be able to come home to Manila for the holidays. We’re postponing our trip to next year, after she turns a year older.
  6. Pamper myself at a salon or spa – I’m doing this when we get to Manila. I think I just sooooo deserve it. I’m getting the works! 😛
  7. Go shopping alone – I’m saving up for this one. I can’t wait to shop with my lone self. It’s been awhile. I think I can maximize this one when we’re in Manila.
  8. Sleep at least 8 hours – This, of course, is unintentional and is totally dependent on Erin.
  9. Taking my driver’s examination – I still don’t have my learner’s license. I actually flunked the exam when I took it last year and was so traumatized (it ain’t easy, plus it’s so expensive!) by it that I have not tried to take it again. I know I need to seriously put in more effort when I review for the test so that I can drive our car if the need arises.
  10. Get fully accredited in my profession – I still need to complete the second part of the board’s assessment which requires me to go on supervised work. It’ll take me six months to complete it if I work fulltime. It’s a no-can-do situation right now because I have to take care Erin first.

Wow, I didn’t realise there’s so much that I’ve been putting off. Until Erin’s grown up a bit, I think I won’t be crossing out much from this list any time soon.

How about you? What is on your list?

Feast One Hundred & Sixty One

Posted in Bits and Pieces, Meme, Mommy Diaries on 21 September 2007 by Leah

What is your favorite type of art?

  • I have always been a fan of abstract art. It is very subjective though. Its randomness in strokes or method can turn out to be very appealing for some people and at the same time off-putting to others.
  • Soup
    When was the last time you got a free lunch (or breakfast or dinner)? Who paid for it?

  • We were invited to eat dinner at my sister-in-law’s house last weekend because some friends from Manila, Sydney and Canada were in town.
  • Salad
    On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how emotional are you?

  • Ever since Erin was born, my emotions have been on a rollercoaster ride. It could be due to hormones or I could just be overly tired from taking care of Erin. So I guess it’s a 10 for me now. 😛
  • Main Course
    Approximately how long do you spend each day responding to emails?

  • I check my emails everyday so it does not take me long to do it. I respond to emails directed at me immediately so there is no backlog. Total time spent each day devoted to emails alone would be around an hour.
  • Dessert
    To what temperature do you usually set your home’s thermostat?

  • Now that it’s spring, the thermostat has been turned down lower. On average, it is around 20 degrees C inside the house.