Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Cheers from ODC

Olaer Development Corporation, under the leadership of our very dynamic President, Mr. Henry Olaer-Montilla, made the christmas season happier and more meaningful for the wards of the St. Vincent Strambi Home for the Aged and St. Gemma's Orphanage through a gift giving activity held on December 27, 2011.

This is our way of saying thank you for all the blessings and good things we have received as members of the ODC.

Hoping that in our own simple way, we were able to make a difference in the lives of many!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

(photo credits goes to Mr. Henry O. Montilla)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tears in Heaven and perhaps Laughters

picture source: photobucket

Exactly nine days from now will be the 1st death anniversary of my dear brother. His untimely demise taught me basically a lot of things. I came to realize that time is indeed so fleeting and that we are just transients in this world. That is why we should always find time to spend quality moments with people close to our hearts for we just don't know how long this privilege will last.

I am sharing with you lyrics of my brother's favorite song. A song by Eric Clapton and it was sung by my brother's best friend before we laid him to his final rest. For several months, listening to this song would always mean tears streaming down my eyes as well but thanks God when I heard it this morning - the feeling of emptiness is no longer there.

I take it is a sign for us to move on and continue dwelling on the thought that my brother is already resting peacefully and now sharing laughters with our dear parents up, up there!

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven

Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I'll find my way through night and day
'Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven

Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees
Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please

Beyond the door there's peace I'm sure
And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven

Goodbye, dear bro! Missing you a lot . . . .

Monday, December 19, 2011

Of Friends and Christmas

here's a repost from an unknown author:

It’s Good To Have Friends

It’s good to have friends
Friends who care,
Friends who you know
Will always be there
When you need them,
And never complain,
When you tell the same story
Again and again.

I’ve said it before
And I’ll say it again

Have a very Merry Christmas!

I truly appreciate presents you gave and I will forever be grateful for this! Much more, the thing that makes me feel very special is the thought that you gave your precious time in looking for something that I am passionate about . . . Again, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart!

Thanks for remembering . . . and may God bless you more!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Honeydew for Christmas

Scientific Binomial Name: Cucumis melo

Honeydew melon is a variety of Muskmelon that originated in France and is considered the sweetest of all melons.

source: Produce Oasis

I find this fruit very refreshing and hopefully we'll have a serving of this on christmas eve :-D This is best served with crushed ice on the side.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Yummy Christmas Present

Received a boxful of these yummy treats the other day from
a very thoughtful friend . . .

goodies from Goldilocks that made my kids happier! :-D

thanks a lot!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Advance merry christmas, everyone!

Banking on Infinite Banking

Almost everything in this world levels up everyday. It is unstoppable. Be it in our lifestyles, gadgets we are using and even in systems used in business management.

That is why it's not ordinary anymore if we can see new and better innovations being implemented by the banks to improve their system for the satisfaction of their clients.

The concept of infinite banking now exists. It is tagged as a process that is simple, safe and profitable. Many individuals concerned with their financial system are now banking into it and somehow starting to benefit from it.

Along with the trend of of globalization, is now another best option to keep abreast with the times.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Raising Tilapia in the Backyard

Raising tilapia makes moi and the kids busy nowadays. Our backyard mini pond has been done and it's now filled with water enough for a few big tilapia and lots of their fingerlings.
Raising this variety of fish is not that hard after all. We just have to see to it that they are well fed and the waters they thrive in has got the right temperature.

It is exciting to wake up every morning and rush to the pond to feed these creatures. Aside from gardening, this raising fish task would surely occupy lots of space in my future blog posts.

Wish us luck, friends! :-D

Try Cymax

The Christmas season has officially started. One can now smell it in the air. Everywhere, people are rushing. Not only to buy gifts but to scout for new items or goods for the homes and offices.

We now have an alternative of doing shopping sans the maddening crowd and scorching heat. This is through the use of technology. This is called Cymax. This is a new and innovative way of scouting for best buys using the tip of our fingers.

They have a large selection of products being offered on the web. They ensure that quality of these products remains their topmost priority. They are also tagged as industry leader when it comes to customer service.

Wanna go shopping? Please give Cymax a try!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I Love Sunset!

I was watching from my garden as the sun sets
last weekend and I can't help it but to exclaim
"Thank you, dear God for this very wonderful world!".

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chill for Hot Thai Chilies

My plot of Thai chillies ( seeds courtesy of Ms. Gay) is now bearing fruits very much more than we can actually consume and distribute to neighbors. It is very awesome to see every morning pods turning into very bright red color from being deep green.
I have somewhat learned to be creative with my oversupply of herbs and chillies in my garden. In my other blog, I made use of my herbs as air freshener. Now, I am turning the ripe chillies into a decor and as an easy to reach spice inside my kitchen.
I tied them with plastic twine into a bunch of colorful chillies to be air dried in my kitchen. I am also thinking of roasting them when they are thoroughly dried and save it for future use.

One thing I learned about Thai chillies - the green ones are hotter than the red ones :-D


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Just Sharing

by: Donna Levine

There is inside you
All of the potential
To be whatever you want to be;
All of the energy
To do whatever you want to do.
Imagine yourself as you would like to be,
Doing what you want to do,
And each day, take one step
Towards your dream.
And though at times it may seem too
difficult to continue,
Hold on to your dream.
One morning you will awake to find
That you are the person you dreamed of,
Doing what you wanted to do,
Simply because you had the courage
To believe in your potential
And to hold on to your dream.

B2B Telemarketing

It cannot be denied that we are now living in a highly competitive world due to globalization. Businesses must be dynamic and competitive enough in order to survive. Continuous improvement and implementation of new strategies are a must to keep up with the times.

One strategy that is making waves today is business to business telemarketing. This is a business approach now being used worldwide. This strategy makes everything obtainable anytime, anywhere. Customers and consumer needs are now addressed at once due to telemarketing.

Business entities who would want to engage telemarketing services are given leeways in doing so. After all, outsourcing still remains a prerogative of the management. As long as it is for the survival of the business, b2b telemarketing remains the best option as of now.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Halloween Treat

Yours truly exerted much effort to make the recent halloween memorable for my kids and their cousins. I prepared some pica pica eatables and freebies for them which will be featured in my other blog.
This is their first ever halloween mini party courtesy of me. Many thanks to Anney whose blog posts really inspired me to organize one.

It was fun, really fun as they wore masks of horrible characters. Next time, I swear to to do a lot better by providing them with costumes, makeup, etc. . . :-D

after the halloween fun, they proceeded to our backyard and helped in arranging the stones for our soon to be mini pond . . .

the fun continued as they posed atop a left over part of a coconut tree in our side yard . . .

the day ended with all of them getting wet after a quick dip in the pool!

Happy halloween, kids!

There will be more next time, promise! :-D

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


My youngest child, Jasmine, turned 6 last Saturday. It was one momentous event for my baby because it was her first ever birthday celebration in our new home :-D. We prepared and served simple meals for her friends at our home's side yard garden.

My older kids and their cousin - they were the ones who helped me out in preparing the food to be served :-D (they are really of big help, promise :-D)

the gang!

the celebrant and her friends with my string beans as background :-D

Happy birthday, baby Jasmine!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Special Non-Working Holidays

October 31, 2011, by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 265, has been declared as special non-working holiday in the country. This brings to two successive non-working holidays (Oct. 31 and Nov. 1) in two weeks time for all of us :-D.

Work performed on these two days merits additional 30% on the wage. No work, no pay applies.

Of Safety, Health and Materials Testing

We are now living in a highly globalized society. The world is borderless. Everything comes in an instant. Even karma, this is according to my favorite character of a tv drama I watch regularly.

Development is here because of globalization. Everywhere you look, high rise structures are sprouting. There is an emergence of all sorts of businesses.

What worries me is the thought that with this trend now, wherein everything is globalized, accidents are still prevalent everywhere. Be it in the road, construction sites, inside the malls or even inside your own homes.

We are talking of development and yet the issue on safety and health seemed not a talking point with what is happening right now. I think that to address this problem, materials testing must be imposed.

This is just a humble opinion but I know it has weight.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I'm a Proud Mom of Two Debutants

Barely a year had passed but we already have two debutants in the family. Yes, Mama Mia, am getting older :-D . . .

Rafee and Tina are no longer babies, they are now ladies!

two young girls then with their best friend Mich

they are now young ladies soaring high as they conquer new heights . . .

beloved ates to their siblings . . .
obedient daughters to me and my hubby . . .
responsible members of our community . . .

My young ladies, you may now spread your wings but don't ever forget to look back behind where we all came from.

You are my babies and for always, we'll be loving and taking care of you!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Oh My Tomatoes!

I've been so engrossed with gardening lately. True enough, it is so gratifying specially if you are now harvesting the fruits of your labor . . . .

it all started with these baby tomato plants . . .

in a very short time, buds and flowers began to bloom . . .

flowers eventually turning into plump tomatoes . . .

and now we are enjoying

a daily harvest of fresh and crisp tomatoes!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Of Moon and Prayer

The moon was so radiating the past few nights. I couldn't help but say my prayer for its beauty and everything that God has bestowed on us:

We give you thanks, most gracious God,
for the beauty of earth and sky and sea;
for the richness of mountains, plains, and rivers;
for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers.
We praise you for these good gifts,
and pray that we may safeguard them for our posterity.
Grant that we may continue to grow
in our grateful enjoyment of your abundant creation,
to the honor and glory of your Name, now and for ever. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer/Book of Divine Worship

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jinky's 2011 Top Emerging Influential Blogs

My entry to last year's Search for the Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs made me $100 richer. Sana maulit muli he he he :-D

For this year's search for Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs Writing Project, here are my choices:

Eat’s Terrific
need I say more? one of the best bloggers in the whole universe
a blogger with a very big heart and I miss him so much!

Bookworm of Gensan
a blog of a very smart and intelligent person I idolized, miss him too!

Kikay Much - a blog of a 100% certified fashionista!

Mother’s Instincts - a blog of my co-public servant ... a must read blog for all moms out there!

I Am Ariel Lalisan - a blog of a person na sobrang lalim! hats off to you, sir!

Pinay Travelogue - a blog you won't get tired of reading over and over again!

General Joana – again, a must read blog! reading her posts would make you conclude, gosh, this girl is so intelligent!

Libotero – if you want to smile, visit this blog!

Markable Me - a blog of a very promising, young lad! and

last but not the least, my very own

Jinky’s Kitchen World – my food blog. This blog is very me. It features simple and affordable but yummy recipes.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

My T4th Birthday

I celebrated my ___4th birthday yesterday. It was a day with lots of realization for me.

I left my previous age with several heartbreaking events and several worth remembering dates.

  • I started my day yesterday with a solemn prayer inside the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish church.
  • As usual, a busy day in the Office but still I had the chance to do some reflections.
I have been telling everybody that I have moved on after what had happened to my brother,Allan, and a dear cousin, Alice. Truth of the matter is I haven't yet. My heart is still broken and I still have once in a while that empty feeling inside of me.

But the outpouring love and concern I received yesterday made me realize that there is no reason for me to be still living in a bad dream. Many people care for me and they do deserve to be taken cared of also. You are worth my while and for the times I have forgotten you, my apology.

My day ended with a prayer of thanksgiving and praise to our Lord almighty for the infinite love and all the graces he has bestowed on me.

To you, my friends and loved ones, you are the reason why I have this very thankful heart now. I am moving on, definitely, because of you....
thank you very much!