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Monday, August 16, 2010

Color My World

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010


The King of the World!

The IT Guy took this photo in one our trips back to Bacolod City. We usually travel by land and we found this on at Don Salvador the mountains! 

Today is an exciting day for Mariposa...I may be missing sleep but I am so up and too excited. I woke up with a text message which goes..."I have made up my mind, I am coming there to join you." This comes from a guy I have been courting to come here to head the IT Department. So this is good news and should eliminates some of my worries...and the IT Guy shares my excitement on this one too.

Anyway I've got to run now...have a meeting in 20 minutes and haven't taken a shower yet. I wish you all a super exciting Wordless Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Brand Names Which Makes Life Easy!

I am running apologies!

A cousin of mine passed away and I had to go to Cebu over the weekend to attend her funeral and back in Bacolod within 24 hours. I am still not over the thought that she passed away trying to deliver her baby and we both lost them. (I will blog about it another time.)

Needless to say I am so tired and in the middle of so many things...but oh well, Monday is supposed to be a Fun Monday so here goes some brand names which makes life easy, well at least mine!

Let me start with Tylenol! This has been a good company in times of migraines. I always carry it in my bag...and for whatever reason this really works well with me than any other pain relievers.

After this comes my comfort drink --

And of course, how could I miss another company in times of colds --

The latest addition which is close to my heart and has been helping me get by my crazy schedule is Blackberry!

And of course there are a lot of brand names which makes life generally easy to a point that we have used this brand names as generic labels...below are some examples which I can think of --

  • “Band-Aid” when we mean adhesive bandage
  • “ChapStick” when we mean lip balm
  • “Clorox” when referring to any bleach
  • “Crayola” when we mean crayons
  • “Discman” when we mean portable personal CD player
  • “Elmer’s” when referring to any type of adhesive glue
  • “Frigidaire” when we mean refrigerator
  • “Frisbee” when we mean flying disc
  • “Glad Wrap” or “Handy Wrap” or “Saran Wrap” when we mean plastic wrap cling film
  • Google” when we mean looking up something in a search engine
  • Hacky Sack” when we mean footbag
  • iPod” when referring to any type of personal portable media player
  • “Jacuzzi” when referring to any hot tub or whirlpool bath
  • “Jeep” when referring to any compact sport utility vehicle
  • “Jell-O” when we mean gelatin dessert
  • “Kool-Aid” when we mean cold sweetened flavored drink
  • Nintendo” when referring to any older video game console or system
  • “Photoshop” when we mean photo manipulation
  • “Ping Pong” when we mean table tennis
  • “Polaroid” when we mean instant photograph or instant camera
  • “Popsicle” when we mean an ice pop or any frozen confectionary treat on a stick
  • “Post-its” when we mean sticky notes
  • “PowerPoint” when we mean electronic presentation
  • “Q-tips” when we mean cotton swabs
  • “Rollerblade” when referring to inline skates
  • “Scotch Tape” when we mean clear adhesive tape
  • “Styrofoam” when we are referring to extruded polystyrene foam
  • “Super Heroes” when we mean superhero (“Super Heroes” is co-owned and trademarked by Marvel & DC Comics)
  • “Tampex” when referring to tampons
  • “Tupperware” when referring to any type of modular food storage containers
  • “Vaseline” when we mean petroleum jelly
  • “Velcro” when referring to any hook-and-loop fastener
  • “Walkie-Talkie” when referring to any portable handheld radio or two-way radio transceiver
  • “Walkman” when we mean portable personal stereo player
  • “WaveRunner” when referring to any personal watercraft
  • “Xerox” when we mean photocopier or to make a photocopy
  • “Ziplock Bags” when referring to any type of reusable, re-sealable zipper type storage bags
  • “Zippo” when referring to refillable lighters
So that's it...I need to get some naps as it is 2AM here and I have to be back at the office in less than 6 hours and might stay there for the next 16 hours or so. I promise to visit everyone later tonight.

Wish you all a great week!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Picking Flowers

...from the garden of wonderful memories!

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
- William Carlos Williams

I took this photo several years ago at my Grandma's garden. I think I was only 17 then...and was the edge of a lot of things! That is the closest thing I could come up with because in this old photo was written the above line of William Carlos Williams. 

Happy Wordless Wednesday everyone!

Monday, August 02, 2010

My All Time Favorite Shoes

I have been under the weather and still trying to kick my asthma away.

Finally I was able to take some quick shots of my shoes. I am a lover of shoes and when I move (temporary only due to work) here in Bacolod I grabbed with me some of my favorite shoes!

Here they are!

These two are in my top list --

These are all gifts from the IT Guy!

Then I have my last minute shoes...these are pairs which always come in rescue. They come very handy going to office to pair with my slacks and even jeans!

You may have noticed the obvious, I love high heels! But then with the center opening and Mariposa checking the construction site and having to run around, these two have been badly abused by me for the past weeks...

This pair of Skechers have been with me for years now and only this year I get to wear it as much!

And this last one...I had to buy last minute on the way to Bacolod because I realized I did not have any flats...and I learned to really LOVE it!

As you can see, it shows how well worn it is! LOL But I LOVE this and this has become my all time fave for months now. I am seriously looking for an exact pair!

So that's it for my Fun Monday...I thank all who are playing. I need to run to the center now and will visit everybody later today. Wish you all a great week!

I am so happy to see some Fun Monday early birds --

Swampy (And if you scroll down a bit, you'll find some nice post which resonates out last week's theme which was friendship!)