Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Baby or the Puppy?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puppies vs. Babies for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
PvB-CuteDar-Green-300x250-Backup.jpgI work 12 hours now. Aside from the Kids’ Out Enrichment Program that I handle “before and after” school hours, I also work as Ed. Tech for Kindergarten kids. So practically, I am surrounded by kids 12 hours a day. I am not complaining. In fact I love my job. I so love the little ones who are just starting to learn their ABCs. They are so adorable and cute even if they have the tendencies to throw tantrums every now and then. But then, working 12 hours, 5 days a week is indeed exhausting. That is why I always look forward to weekends because I can do other things like – running.

The race last Sunday was not just another 5K run that I joined in the past. It was kinda special for two reasons. First… it’s my second trail run. I so love the trail because it’s a new trail built last year at the marina by the bay in Portland. The view is breathtaking. Second… It was a race for runners and their loyal bestfriends on leash. Yup, most of the runners ran with their dogs. It was awesome. It was cute. And it was totally wonderful.

Well, I don’t own a dog but I find them cute just like my little ones in school. Do you think it’s an odd way to compare the two? Well, I found this online contest about Puppies vs. Babies. It’s a contest where you vote for “who do you think is cuter – the puppies or the babies. It may sound ridiculous to compare the two but we are talking about cuteness here based on video and photos. Well, for me, I voted for the puppies since I don’t have a baby of my own. Though I don’t own a dog either, I still find the puppies cute because they don’t throw tantrums. [LOL] Just kidding.

I told my friend about it and she was so excited to submit photos of her puppy Chocolate Chips and her 8-month old baby Alexa hoping that she will bag the $5,000. Too bad submission time is over and the contest is now on it’s voting phase. She just voted and commented for now. But surely, she will join next time.
Well, this contest is really fun. So you… dog lovers and proud parents out there… why don’t you check out the Puppies vs. Babies online contest out and vote for your favorite photos of puppies and babies. You can also share your views or give your comment why you voted for the puppies or babies that you found cute. Voting is open until the 23rd of November. The winning puppy or baby will win $5,000.  Isn’t it awesome? C’mon, let’s join the fun and get counted.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Trail

The walk down the trail is like a journey to the unknown.
You don't know what is waiting for you around the bend.

Scenic Sunday

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

For my Eyes Only

I got mail. Well, it’s the time of the year where I usually get mails from my OB Gyne for my yearly pap smear and mammogram scheduling, our family Physician for my annual physical exams, and my Eye Doctor for my yearly eye check-up. And speaking of eye check-up, I am pretty sure that I will need a new pair of glasses. If only I can read without glasses, it would totally awesome.

I hate eyeglasses not only because it’s too uncomfortable but basically because they cost so much. My very first prescription reading eyeglasses cost more than a couple hundred bucks. And in this tough economy, I cannot afford a new pair.

Good thing I know a place where I can get cheap eyeglasses made of the latest modern materials. They may be cheap but trust me, they are fashionably stylist and made of high quality and latest modern materials. I found this prescription eyeglasses online store – ZENNI Optical and now I am ready for my eye check-up. Yup, I will go for my eye check-up and will ask my eye doctor for my latest result and will just use them to order my new pair. How cool is that?

Well, Zenni prescription glasses are cheap or rather, reasonable and affordable because they manufacture and market their own products directly from their factories. The extra cost that they would pay for middlemen, retail overhead and advertising save consumers a lot of dough. And with that, I am so ready to get a new pair of glasses for my deserving eyes and that my pocket can afford.

My Brothers

Guest post written by my buddy Angelo Cooper

I was over at my brother's the other day trying to catch the latest Cal game (Go Bears!) He said he'd just ordered service on, so we were able to watch the Bears smash Utah. I wouldn't have been able to catch the game otherwise, being all the way over here on the east coast. Now, I'm thinking of ordering it for my own place! It'll become a family tradition! My brother is completely obsessed with all things sports, I honestly don't know how he ever gets anything done! Saturdays are for watching college football, and Sunday is for watching the pros go at it. The rest of the week is for talking about what happened at the games last weekend, and for predicting what will happen during the next weekend's games.