Tuesday, February 26, 2008
UK: Where To Stay?

A free trip to the United Kingdom. That's what my friend has. And she is so excited about it. She received that trip as a gift from her father and right now, she is asking me if I can help her find real good places to stay there.

Taking a look at her itinerary, I found a good site online where to find good hotels. Manchester accomodation, Glasgow accomodation, Edinburgh accomodation, and Belfast accomodation - finding hotels in these areas would prove to be a great help to her since these places are included in her itinerary. I also told her about Central London hotels and she's taking a good look at them right now.

Now, all I'm waiting for is for her to book her accomodation, prepare for her trip, then take her trip and buy me some pasalubong when she's already in the UK. That she promised me as thanks for helping her find hotels in the UK. 

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Not Feeling Well

It started last Saturday. My throat was feeling sore and I was not in the mood to go out. But my friends requested that I accompany them to this dinner later that night. So okay. I went out with them. And while drinking that cold bottle of beer, my sore throat was gone. And maybe it was that short span of rain made me go sick.

When I woke up Sunday, I was feeling all hot. I had a runny nose but I was not running a fever yet. Later in the afternoon, that was when my fever started. I had a hard time sleeping because I was congested.

Come Monday, I no longer had a sore throat or runny nose. The problem was, I still had the fever and I was coughing bad. Later on, it developed into something like mild asthma. I can say that it was mild asthma for there was no wheezing sound. But I was having a hard time breathing because of the colds and the cough.

Today, I didn't go to work because I still don't feel good. I do feel though that I am on my way to recovery but I better be on the safe side. Rest would be my best ally today.

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Friday, February 22, 2008
Eccitato dell'Italia! (Excited About Italy)

I love to travel. If there no hindrances like money, time, and obligations, I would have hopped on quite a number of planes and had been to various countries already. But so far, the only places I've gone to were here in the Philippines. I have not even gone to Mindanao even.  

When thinking of going on a trip to a new place, what I think of is not the shopping that I can do once I'm there or just how many blouses I can purchase for me. If shopping would be the thing that I would be prioritizing then there are tons of malls here where I can purchase the things I need. What I want is that I get to learn something new and experience something new -- maybe be exposed to a new culture, new breathtaking sights, and maybe even get to know a new language.  

Italy has been included in my list of places I would like to visit. After all, maybe the lure of Italy has been developed in me when I had been watching tons of cooking shows and there were these two shows with these two Italian chefs and they were pretty funny, talked a lot about Italy, and the food that they cooked looked scrumptious.  

Anyhow, when I'm interested I really do research and I've found out that aside from the tons of wonderful sights and a display of culture that Italy has, the country also has adapted to the number of tourists coming to their country. Hotels have sprouted and you would have quite a choice of hotels to choose from. The Florence Hotel, Venice Hotel, Napoli Hotel, and the Verona Hotel are just a few of the hotels which caught my attention while going through the country's list of hotels. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I am planning on visiting these places and they come with really good reviews.  

That's how interested I am about Italy. I've even gone and planned where to go and what to do and where to stay. Now the only thing I have to think about would be where to get the cash.  

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Thursday, February 21, 2008
Murky Waters

It's been three days already. I do hope this does not continue. I hate the fact that it's been raining day and night with only a few hours of rest. And that has caused too much water that it's resulted to floods. And I mean FLOODS.

Tuesday, I went to the office wearing a pair of capris and rubber slippers. I had a pair of pants and a pair of "formal" step-ins with me which I changed into after arriving in the office. See, outside our home, the streets were already flooded. And it was knee-deep already. Good thing the streets were not flooded anymore when I went home.

Wednesday, the same thing happened. I went to work in capris and just changed in the office. After our seminar/training, I changed back into capris because the street outside our office still was somewhat submerged in water. But luckily, the street outside our home was not.

Thursday, I was thinking that maybe I'd go to the office in pants already since the street outside no longer was flooded. It was raining but there were no floods. But I decided that maybe I should change into capris still (yes, I have a couple of these around) since I wanted to work in dry pants.

It was a good decision for when I ventured outside, water was again rising and it was already ankle-deep. The same thing at the office. And this afternoon, Yona and I went home an hour early because we were told that the subdivision where we both lived was flooded and the water was waist-high. Fine. And that's what we did.

Walking through murky waters was one thing but doing it alone was another. As Yona said, "We both don't have knight in shining armors." So okay. But I do think that we're both balakes (read: babaeng lalake [a girl who's also a boy]) and these murky waters are just a test of how masculine we can be. Hehe.

I do hope the rain stops soon. Really.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008
'Til Debt Do Us Part

There are people who would only remember you when they need some cash. And once they have the cash, they start to forget that the cash came from you and that they need to pay you back. And that's when the thing I call "'Til debt do us part" comes in.  

Sure enough, I've had my fair share of people who have done such to me. I'm not saying that I'm rich or what because I certainly am not. I have just been careful with my money because I do know the feeling of not having finances to do what I'd like to do. And being the free spirit that I am, I sure would not want to be caught dead without money to spend. Sure, I may not have much but a little amount goes a long way.  

I'll let you in on a secret. I make sure that I check if I have enough money. If I don't, then I don't spend more than my pocket allows. I also make sure that I don't spend all of it at one go. It does take a little more effort to do that but it can be done. And yes, as much as possible, I try not to borrow money. I find it hard to pay my debts that's why I'd rather scrimp and save than borrow money. And maybe I really do need to work on debt management and all that. Maybe learn some new techniques or maybe I'm fine with what I'm doing.  

I don't know. What do you think?

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Who is Atomicgirl?
Atomicgirl is a single mom who is currently jobless. Well, she does freelance SEO and writing jobs and that keeps her busy. She dreams of being a professional photographer and she dreams of owning her very own dSLR. She loves the Internet and she also collects movies, and good reads. She considers herself to be a fan of Johnny Depp and David Cook. At present, her constant source of happiness is her son, James Nicholas Sky, who is a bubbly and talkative two-and-a-half-year old. Although Atomicgirl graduated with a BA Communication Research degree, this feisty Bicolana is quite satisfied with the industry that she is involved in right now. She now lives in Legazpi City although she sometimes misses the fun times she had during her 6-year stay in the jungle of Manila. She is a woman. She is a writer. She is a mother. And she is most definitely not a saint.

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