Sunday, September 15, 2013

Knowing the Nuts and Bolts

Screws, fasteners, nuts and bolts are every industrial and construction worker's best friend.  Even a do-it-yourself handyman needs to have these in his toolbox.  It is important that every worker have a working knowledge on these hardware accessories.  Knowing the right type, size, measurement, use will avoid unnecessary mistakes and thus, increase productivity.

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I'm Back in Blogosphere

I have been blogging for more than five years now although I am not as active today as I was five years ago. Back then, I had plenty of "free" time in between part-time work and school.  However, when I started working full-time three years ago, my "blogging time" became few and far between.  The stress of working in a law firm started to take its toll on me.  I was either too tired or brain fried to write when I get home.  On weekends, I was either too busy with outside activities or doing my household chores.  

I miss blogging; so after another one of those hibernation, I am back again in blogosphere.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring Training with the Yankees

One Saturday morning, hubby and I took a four-hour drive to Tampa to watch our favorite team in one of their exhibition games. The Bronx Bombers were playing against the Atlanta Braves that day. Since it was a spontaneous trip, we were not able to buy our tickets in advance and by that time, there was no longer any ticket available at  We decided to go anyway, thinking that we can get tickets at the box office.

We  left the house around 8:30 A.M. knowing that by the time we arrive at the stadium, we would have missed the start of the game.  While we were on the road, hubby's daughter called that she was able to get us tickets online. Thank goodness!

On our way to the stadium, we had to stop by Office Depot to have our tickets printed.  After thirty minutes at Office Depot, numerous stops at the red light and missing our turn twice, we arrived at George M. Steinbrenner Field towards the end of the fifth inning, thus, missing that "historic" moment when Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, returned to the field after being away due to major injuries.

Joba Chamberlain pitching in the bottom of the 6th inning

It was "raining Yankees" at the ballpark.  Everywhere I turn, I could see Yankee fans of all ages (and sizes). There were Atlanta Braves fans present but they were outnumbered by the Yankees.


The players in action:

The grounds keepers doing their "YMCA" number:

In the end, the Yankees lost to the Braves, 2-1.

After the games, hubby and I went around the ballpark ground for some "sightseeing".

Starting them young:

Posterity shot before heading home:

I watched my favorite team in action on a beautiful day, I visited the Yankees spring training site for the first time, I got myself another Yankee shirt, and I got to spend the weekend with my hubby.   'Twas a memorable weekend.

I have the greatest job in the world. Only one person can have it.
Only one person can have it.  You have shortstops on other teams.
I'm not knocking other teams- but there's only one shortstop on the Yankees.
-Derek Jeter

PhotoHunt: Wind

I woke up to a chilly Sunday morning at the beach.  I could hear the wind howling outside of the bedroom window.  Nevertheless, I love taking a walk on the beach on an early morning to catch the sun rise.

Life is, indeed, beautiful here in the Sunshine State of Florida.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Watch the Time

My hubby is so anal when it comes to punctuality.  He considers it rude to make people wait.  When we have an appointment, we always make it a point to be there on time (or a few minutes early).  He is also not very patient when people are late. It does not matter even if it is just a Sunday family dinner at home.  If guests are not there at the appointed time, you will surely see him glancing at the clock every ten minutes,  wondering aloud why people cannot be on time. Since he is such a stickler for time, his watch is one of his important accessories (the other being his cellphone).   I stopped wearing a watch for the last five years but on my last birthday, he gave me a beautiful silver watch with a thin bracelet.  I sometimes wear it to work, both  as a time and fashion accessory.  Whenever I wear it, I get a lot of compliments from my office mates.  Watches with modern and clean designs like the fashionable michael kors watches are very popular.  They are sought after both for timekeeping and for their aesthetic appeal.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

PhotoHunt: Footprints

I don't think these footprints in the sand belong to this little birdie :)

Taken at Deerfield Beach, FL

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Heat is On

Spring is almost around the corner but we have not bid the cold weather goodbye yet. We still experience chilly mornings and afternoons and especially, chilly evenings. The temperature here in Florida may not be as cold compared to Alaska, North Dakota, Maine or Minnesota, and we may not experience snow like our neighbors up in Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania, but we do have our fair share of the cold temperature.  Our home does not have a fireplace so we rely on our heater to keep us warm on cold nights (and cold mornings).

Fireplaces provide not only warmth to homes during cold winter months; they also add a nice ambiance.  Traditional wood-burning fireplaces are still popular among indoor fireplaces because of the sight, sound and smell of burning wood. However, indoor electric fireplaces are getting to be the more attractive alternative.  They are cost efficient (less expensive compared to gas and wood-burning fireplaces, and they do not contribute to an increase in electric bill, either). Electric fireplaces are easy and convenient to maintain; they do not take up so much space; they are safe to operate;  and they come in stylish decors (with matching glowing beds of embers, realistic looking wood).

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

On weekdays, I have my alarm set at 5:00 A.M. but hubby and I got up an hour earlier this morning.

Today's going to be an extra busy day for me at the office.  I hope there will be less distractions, less phone calls so that I will be able to finish as much work as I can.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Monday, March 4, 2013

Relax in Bed

I have this perennial lower back pain that has been a nuisance to me ever since I can remember. At work, I have this small pillow-like back support I place on my swivel chair so that I can sit upright and with comfort. 

I am also glad that hubby bought a bed with a superb mattress because it has helped lessen the discomfort on my lower back.  I always sleep on my right side but when I stay on this position for a long period, I feel a slight pain on my lower back.  which makes me very uncomfortable.  Maybe those whole body pillows can help ease the discomfort.  They are special kind of pillows which provide ample support to the hip, thighs and legs, perfectly suited to side sleepers like me.  They also come in different sizes and lengths.  I should seriously think about getting one - soon.

Weekend's Over --- almost

My weekend is over.  Well, almost.  A few hours from now, I'll be seated at my desk working on those voluminous files, preparing cases scheduled for hearing and non-jury trials, trying hard not to miss a hearing.  

My line of work is Stressful (with a capital "S") but I love the challenge and the mental stimulation.  After all, I have been in this field for more than two decades.

As usual, I pray for knowledge and wisdom and a productive week.

You're Hired

Our economy is in bad shape today: recession,  high unemployment rate, and recently, talks about sequestration.  With our current economic state, getting a job can be very challenging.  

How does one get ahead in today's competitive job market?  Experience, skills, education, the right  work attitude, good references. You must also know how to market yourself through a well-written and updated resume as well as make a good impression  to your prospective employer at the interview.  

Say, you've hurdled that part.  What's next?  Passing the company's pre-employment screening which consist, among others, of background checks and drug-testing.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Flying Home

It took me more than 30 hours to reach the Philippines from South Florida (flying time, including stopovers). The trip was EXHAUSTING.  When I looked out the window and saw this view, my exhaustion turned into EXCITEMENT.  There's no place like home.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Coastal Living, Anyone?

I love staying by the water.  I find peace and serenity in these places.  Of course, it's a plus if the view is awesome.  Our backyard overlooks a lake, albeit man-made.  However, the place is beautiful especially at sundown.

I've been to places in Florida and a few states in the U.S. and my favorite are coastal areas.  If given a choice, I would love to live by a lake, a river or the beach, where I can commune with nature and wake up to a quiet environment and enjoy a peaceful evening.

North Carolina, just like Florida, is perfect for those who love coastal living.  If you love fishing, sailing, or simply hanging out by the beach, and are into golf, hiking or you just enjoy living by the waters, you might find a perfect place at Southport nc real estate.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Revisiting Tampa Bay's History

In one of my weekend trips to Tampa, I visited the Tampa Bay History Center. The museum has three floors containing permanent and temporary exhibits on the history of Tampa and the Gulf Coast.  It also has a museum store, a classroom, research hall, a theater and Colombia Cafe (a branch of the renowned Colombia Restaurant).

As seen from the front courtyard of the building

Here are some of the exhibits I saw at the museum:

Artifacts from the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes including clothing, tools, artwork, weapons, jewelry.

"Cigar City" showcases the history of Tampa's cigar industry.

A film about the first European explorers who came to Florida.

What remains of Seabreeze by the Bay, a popular restaurant in Tampa.

A conquistador sitting at the lobby.

Chilling at Columbia Cafe.                                   


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