Friday, 30 November 2007

Our new toy => Nikon D40X

Who says only kids want toys for Christmas? I promised Lito that I will give him something for his birthday aside from the Palawan trip. It was supposed to be a surprise but Faye and I have been talking about getting a DSLR camera and eventually Lito found out when Irvin inquired about the specs of Nikon camera they are considering. So after I got my 13th month, we headed to Hidalgo, Quiapo and bought our own Nikon D40X. We first went to Henry's because my fellow nawies and scrapbooking friends recommended it but we found Avenue Photo Supply - the cheapest in the whole block. Email me na lang if you want to know how much. We got a good bargain, the kit comes with a 1GB card and camera bag but the manual doesn't have English translation hahaha. Faye, Can I copy na lang your manual? Anyway, my budget can only afford a Nikon D40 but since Lito wanted the D40X he paid for the remaining balance. Now hopefully we can fully utilize this investment. "Kakarerin ko na ang pag-scrapbook este pagkuha ng mga pictures pang-scrapbook" :)

Here are some of the pictures of Lito with his new toy after opening the box. "Excited ang asawa ko, feeling photographer, hehehe"

Monday, 26 November 2007

Thomas train etc...

My sons are lucky because Lito and I are also fond of toys that's why each time we have a chance, (and money or vice versa hahaha) we buy them toys. Toys are also investments esp when you are collecting. Their value increases as time goes by. But for us seeing their faces in wonder at the sight of a new toy, that's priceless. Instead of us buying toys that will be broken after a few months, we buy TOMY trains. Our enthusiasm started when Aloysius received his first TOMY train set when he was still 3 years old. We had acquired different tracks, accessories and trains eversince (My favorite is Thomas and Henry). Now, our train set can fill up our whole room (it's not really that big). I just wish that our kids learn how to keep them properly after playing...kapagod! Paging Aloysius' and Achilles' ninongs and ninangs, you can add to our collection of TOMY trains, hehehe.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Start Saving Today (for trips)

One thing I learned from my husband is to become a wise spender if not, do not spend at all (He’s a true blue “Kuripot”) “Save you hard earned money” he says. I found myself following him, started saving only to spend it later on trips and things I consider of high value like scrapbook materials, I’m a born spender hehehe. And since I’m hopeless, I passed the start saving today attitude on to my children. Lito bought them coin banks to start with so that each time they were given change, they will put it in the piggy and dino banks. Once full, we’ll deposit them in real bank. My two kids have their own accounts. I also have mine but the contents diminish each time a new dream trip is scheduled like next month >> Palawan for Lito’s birthday and our 8th wedding anniversary celebration… :)

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Back to Day Shift and more good news!

Haay! At last, after almost 4 months of working in straight graveyard shift, I'll be going back to daytime shift and my life will be normal again. Thank God! I thought I'll never see the sun again..My responsibilities will also shift from BPO operations back to ISO stuff...goodbye BPO, hello ISO. Right now, I'm just rushing into turning over my role as Business Unit Head and looking forward to more documentation, auditing and introducing quality and continuous improvement programs. We'll also be moving to a new office before the months ends and I'll have an assistant, finally! Thank God!