Thursday, June 30, 2011

Things to do when you're on a vacation

Posted by austenfan at 6/30/2011 09:44:00 PM 0 comments
Opportunities to go on vacation trips can be so rare these days. So whenever you get the chance to have a few days off from work, make sure that you make the most out of it by planning ahead of time your activities for your trip.

As for me, here are a few things that I would like to try once I get to go on a vacation:

1. Go horseback riding! No, I'm not good at it and I won't be able to manage riding a horse alone, but still, it would be nice to gear up, put on riding boots, and pretend like I'm some sort of master equestrienne! I think I've already ridden a horse before, way back my grade school years, but I can't really remember much of the experience.

2. Swim! Yes, it's such a typical vacation activity but for me, it always proves to be fun! Now, don't go thinking that I'm such an expert swimmer. That's actually far from the truth! I just love soaking myself up and pretending that I can backstroke for a bit. Haha

3. Get some souvenirs! I always forget to do this. Yeah, it may be a bit expensive, but I think it's worth it, especially if you can get stuff (like shirts) which you can actually use.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Decisions, decisions

Posted by austenfan at 6/25/2011 09:36:00 PM 0 comments
I'd like to think of myself as someone who pretty much knows what she wants and how to go about getting it done. But sometimes, you just can't plan things down to the last detail. Once in a while, you'll get this sort of gut feel, which will make you have to re-think all your previously set ideas. Not that that's a bad thing, mind you. It's unexpected, but that doesn't necessarily make it bad.

Okay, enough of all this serious talk. Just noticed that I seem to have little time to update my blogs except on weekends. Will try to make more effort to blog on weekdays, though I can't make any promises as my working hours are sort of unpredictable. And that is an understatement.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Keep Hanging On, Laptop.

Posted by austenfan at 6/20/2011 11:21:00 AM 0 comments

Meet my laptop, which has been with me for (I think) about four years now. Please ignore the messy background and the wallpaper (as that's not how it looks like now). Yep, it's still working, although it can be a bit moody at times. What do I mean by that?

1. At times, it refuses to start - meaning it just freezes up, and I'm left with no other choice but to unplug the power source

2. I do this because my battery refuses to work anymore, no matter how long I charge it.

3. I've encountered the dreaded blue screen error a lot that I've lost track of exactly how many times it appeared.

What do you say? It's time for me to buy a new laptop, right? But since I can't afford a new one just yet, I'm hoping this one will continue to hang in there and stay with me till I've saved enough cash!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

When you're having signal problems

Posted by austenfan at 6/19/2011 12:39:00 AM 0 comments
Losing signal can be such a bummer, particularly when you really need to call or send a message to someone. Mostly, this happens to me when I'm at the mall, the elevator, or some other secluded area.

If you're experiencing signal problems frequently, then you should probably contact your network provider. On the other hand, you can also try fixing your problems by buying a home cellular booster. I haven't tried it myself, but from what I read from the website, it sounds like it could do a lot to increase your signal strength. It's a bit expensive, but if can really deliver results as promised, then I'd say that it's a pretty great find!

In case you decide to buy one, don't forget to tell me how it goes! I might need one for myself too. :)

Waaah! BookDepository, I love you!

Posted by austenfan at 6/19/2011 12:04:00 AM 0 comments
Do you remember my post about a site that offers free worldwide shipping of books purchased from them, and how much I'm disappointed by the fact that the Philippines is not included in the list of countries that they send books to? Well, guess what? Just earlier, I decided to check out their site again (I don't know what made me do it) and lo and behold... the Philippines is now included in their list of countries qualified for free shipping! How absolutely awesome is that?

Hmm, I vaguely remember sending them a request to consider shipping to the Philippines as well. I wonder if that's what made them do it. Yeah, right - like I could be that influential. Haha. Whatever the cause is, I'm really glad they did it since it's much easier to find books online (especially those not-so-popular and just-released books). Plus, it's cheaper too!

Yay! I'm excited to make my first purchase from them! Gotta save up more!

By the way, the site's I forgot to mention what will the excitement. Haha.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tickets, anyone?

Posted by austenfan at 6/18/2011 11:14:00 PM 0 comments
It's been almost a month and I have yet to get to my epic Maroon 5 experience blog entry. Hmm, I'm not so sure I'll be able to do it anymore. Although the memory remains fresh on my mind, it seems like I can't find the proper words to put how that night went into writing. It's either that or I'm just too lazy to start writing it. Haha.

Anyway, if you're raring to go see your favorite artist/band perform or if you want to see a game live, then you might want to check out some of these available United Center tickets, Daniel Tosh Tickets, New York Yankees Tickets, Jersey Boys Tickets, and New York Giants Tickets. Who knows? It might just be what you need to help you get that entertainment that (I think) most of us craves to have, especially after a very tiring week.

Have a fun-filled weekend, everyone!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gift ideas for the graduates

Posted by austenfan at 6/16/2011 11:26:00 PM 0 comments
In case you have a family member or a friend who will soon be graduating, then here are some ideas and suggestions for you to consider when choosing the perfect graduation gift.

Before anything else, please do remember that whomever it is that you will be giving a gift to, then more often than not, they will surely appreciate it more if you give them personal gifts for graduates, and not just some random object that you happen to see (no matter how expensive it is).

1. Give them something useful - something that they can use at work, school, or at home.

2. Think about their interests and hobbies, then make your gift related to what he/she is passionate about.

3. Don't overspend! Make sure that your gift is within your budget. After all, it's not about the price tag, right?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Slept for more than eight hours!

Posted by austenfan at 6/11/2011 01:49:00 PM 0 comments
Back when I was still a bum, this was such a common occurrence for me. But now, sleep has become more and more elusive for me - oftentimes, just granting me around 6 hours of eye-shut time. That's why moments like this - getting more than eight hours of sleep during weekends - are so precious to me now. Haha.

I wonder, is it just me or do all working people experience this? If I'm of the minority here, then I really have to do something to increase my sleeping hours. I need to cut back on my internet surfing and nighttime TV shows watching. Maybe I'll limit myself to logging on to the internet for at most three times a week. Hmm, I wonder if I can manage to do that. I'm fairly certain I could still blog with that amount of time.

Speaking of blogging, I'm not sure if I've mentioned this already, but I've started two new blogs! There's not much updates there still, but within the weekend, I hope to finish with the blogs' makeovers and then get on with writing more blog entries.

If you're interested in checking it out now, here they are:

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fun, fun, fun!

Posted by austenfan at 6/04/2011 11:36:00 PM 0 comments
There are times when I just wanna lie in bed all day and release all the stress that has accumulated within me for the past week or so. Times like this weekend, actually. But when my friends ask me out to go on a trip, I find that I'd rather spend my time having fun with them than spend it just lounging around the house. Back in college, I probably wouldn't have done this since I see them almost every day at campus. Now that we work and study at different places, I think I can give up one of my rest days (aka weekends) to spend time with them. :)

Hmm, I wonder where to go on our next get-together? It'd be nice to attend a fun and funky party/event with them. The event doesn't need to come with Paper Culture birthday invitations (although receiving invites for an even would actually be kind of awesome), just as long as its a good place to have fun! Maybe we could go watch a fashion show or something - do something we've never tried before. Then again, we could just have some plain and old-fashioned good time by watching movies together!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friendster no more?

Posted by austenfan at 6/03/2011 11:46:00 PM 0 comments
Remember how Friendster used to be so popular way back when? Granted, it didn't reach the same popularity status that Facebook now has, but you have to admit that it is pretty much the major social networking site back then. Actually, it was the only social networking site that I frequent that time.

In case you haven't heard, Friendster decided to change the theme of the site. Gone are people's profiles, together with the ever-so-popular testimonials from friends. I'm not sure but I think the site now focuses on music and gaming. They offered some type of program that will automatically export your photos and profile comments to the user's personal computers, however, I didn't get to use it. I think I tried to use it once, but my laptop refused to cooperate with me then and I just went ahead and cancelled the download. Yeah, it's sad that I won't get to read all those funny testimonials again, but I guess what matters more is that I did get to experience how fun Friendster can be.

I still prefer Facebook over it, though. :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

No OT for me today!

Posted by austenfan at 6/01/2011 09:50:00 PM 0 comments
Finally, I got a break from working overtime for almost two weeks (including Saturdays, that is)! It's such a great feeling to not be too swamped with deadlines that all you can think about is how to finish them all on time. I love my work, but I don't like all that much whenever the workload becomes too much. I still have my health to think about, right? Work shouldn't take away too much of your time that you can't even afford to have a little leisure time for yourself. We need to relax and have fun sometimes!

But still, we need work to be able to live so we need to treasure it despite how hard and challenging it can be. And although most of us hate working overtime, we do have to admit that it has its benefits - the main one being the overtime pay! :) We may work for different things. Some of us work for our families, while some work for their own personal needs. Whatever it is that you're saving up for, whether it be an insurance plan that you got interested in from reading some term life insurance information or a new house and lot, then you better step up your game and strive to be better at work! Of course, make sure you venture in some other wise investments too to increase your profits. Alright, was that enough motivation for you fellow working people out there?
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