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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SNOW -- cold, wet & slippery...

I was born in one of the tropical countries in Asia, the Philippines, and I grew up with warm tropical marine climate. It has relatively high temperature, very humid and rains a lot. We actually have 2 seasons, rainy season (June to November) and dry season (December to May). May being the warmest month and January being the coolest.

The average weather in the Philippines all year round is 79°F. In the cooler days, it is 77°F and in the warmer days, it is 83°F. Elevated areas have colder weather and lowland areas have a little bit warmer weather.

As a child, I have enjoyed this kind of weather where we can play outside all year round without putting a layer of clothes. We can wear shorts, flip flops and tank tops anytime. We go swimming in the beach nearby, go to waterfalls or sometimes we even play in the rain (my favorite). I've never complained about this kind of weather -- i love it!!


Here's a picture of me and my husband (then my bf) enjoying the hot weather and the beach in the Philippines :)




Snow for us was just an imagination -- we just see it on American movies. We've never played with it, felt it, touch it or maybe taste it :) So it was just a dream for me to have a snow experience.

When I came to America, one of the things that I am excited for is the winter season, so that I can finally have a snow experience. I finally had my first snow experience last December 16, 2007. I was so excited to finally feel it, touch it...taste it :)

One of the things I love about snow is that I can stare at it while it's falling down from the sky to the ground forever ***** it is very mesmerizing & very relaxing *****

Looking up and feeling the snowflakes touching my face makes me feel good too -- it's a feeling, I cannot explain -- very soothing...

Even after the snow, where it's going to be hard to drive around because it is cold, wet & slippery. I'm not complaining because no matter what -- i love the snow JJJ

déjà vu -- that's what I am right now --

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Why I don't go Black Friday shopping?

I am not a black friday shopper at all and I also don't shop on a thanksgiving weekend.

There are a lot of reasons why I choose not to do that.

First - I can't stand the long wait outside the retailer store until they open...patience is not my virtue.

Second - I must have wanted something really, really bad for me to line up in a cold weather and wait for the store to open.

Third - I can also be an impulsive buyer so it makes me scared to go in and the thing I wanted is already out and then I'll end up buying something more expensive which I don't really need.

Fourth - I can't stand the crowd, doing elbow to elbow shopping...people who are naturally nice and calm will transform into their evil side and will become rude, mean & violent. Of course, you've heard about the woman who allegedly pepper sprayed around 20 shoppers to get the merchandise she wanted.

Fifth - The savings that I get is not worth the 5-6 hours of my time wasted waiting in line when I can spend it with my 2 kids and my husband at home.

My list could go on and on...but bottom line is, it is a personal choice -- "I don't go because I choose not to" ---

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2011 "25 Worst Passwords" Revealed

Splashdata compiled a list of passwords that are commonly used and are considered worst because of it. Splashdata is a provider of productivity applications for smartphones.

So take a look at the list below and if you see your password on the list. GO AHEAD CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD RIGHT AWAY!!!

1. password
2. 123456
3.12345678
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. monkey
7. 1234567
8. letmein
9. trustno1
10. dragon
11. baseball
12. 111111
13. iloveyou
14. master
15. sunshine
16. ashley
17. bailey
18. passw0rd
19. shadow
20. 123123
21. 654321
22. superman
23. qazwsx
24. michael
25. football

Strong passwords are really important, a combination of upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers & special characters like !@#$%^&*()~.

Keep your passwords strong and change it regularly too.
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