Winning a Lottery

Many people often have dreams of winning the lottery and receiving a significant amount of prize money. Some people often fantasize about what they would with all of the money that is handed out to lottery winners. Playing the lottery to win big is an example of trying to become rich overnight through government sponsored games.

The odds of hitting  jackpots are slim, but most people still continue to play state and out of state lottery. However, there is always a winner that beats the odds and claims a lot of money through lottery games. A simple purchase of a lottery ticket at the gas station or convenience store can pay off big time. Some scratch off games can also earn people plenty of cash rewards. These days, people can actually buy numbers for lottery games online. People can guess their own combination of numbers or use an online generator that automatically creates number sequences for lottery drawings.

When winning the lottery, it’s important to understand some of the financial issues involved. First of all, all money that is won through the lottery is taxable. Therefore, about one third of a million dollar lottery prize is usually taken away for tax purposes. Additionally, state lottery funds don’t hand out large checks in one single day. Lottery winners can expect to receive monthly checks for fair amounts until the net monetary prize is paid off. It’s also important for lottery winners to consult with public accountants and financial management specialists.

Christmas Greeting Cards We Received this Year

I am thankful for all the people who flooded my Facebook wall with warm Christmas greetings as well as to those who remembered our family this Christmas by sending their personalized personal picked greeting cards through snail mail. Although we are now in a high tech age, people still choose to send their greetings in traditional way which I prefer. Because, I can feel their warm connection to us and it only says they thought enough of us to spend time write several sentences on the card.

Blessed is what I feel for having those people remembering us! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO US ALL!

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HOW TO MAKE A MAN HAPPY

This has been circulating around Facebook and thought of sharing it here to for my readers. Ah women, they always have a long list for men to follow.

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… photo not mine, I don’t own it.

1. Feed him

2. Sleep with him

3. Leave him with peace

4. Don’t check his phone (Msgs)

5. Don’t bother him with his movements So whats so hard about that ?

HOW TO MAKE A WOMAN HAPPY

It’s really not too difficult but…. To make a woman happy, a man only needs to be:

1. a friend

2. a companion

3. a lover

4. a brother

5. a father

6. a master

7. a chef

8. an electrician

9. a plumber

10. a mechanic

11. a carpenter

12. a decorator

13. a stylist

14. a sexologist

15. a gynecologist

16. a psychologist

17. a pest exterminator

18. a psychiatrist

19. a healer

20. a good listener

21. an organizer

22. a good father

23. very clean

24. sympathetic

25. athletic

26. warm

27. attentive

28. gallant

29. intelligent

30. funny

31. creative

32. tender

33. strong

34. understanding

35. tolerant

36. prudent

37. ambitious

38. capable

39. courageous

40. determined

41. true

42. dependable

43. passionate WITHOUT FORGETTING TO:

44. give her compliments regularly

45. Go shopping with her

46. be honest

47. be very rich

48. not stress her out

49. not look at other girls AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU MUST ALSO:

50. give her lots of attention

51. give her lots of time, especially time for herself

52. give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes. BUT MOST OF ALL IT IS VERY IMPORTANT

53. never forget *birthdays *anniversaries *valentine *arrangements she makes. —

My Cousin to be the Third in Line Marrying a Foreigner

I am happy to know that there’ll be another cousin  on my mother’s side to be the third in line to marry a foreigner. She is (or will be) the third following me and my other cousin who is also in the USA.

Hopefully, things will work out fine between her and her boyfriend from Australia. Cross fingers with that. Let the the Carael genes multiply mixed with foreign blood equals to beautiful babies.

As far as I know, she is working on fixing the error of her birth certificate so then she and her boyfriend can file for a tourist visa for her to visit  Australia. How exciting? And how glad it is to know that she is taking footsteps towards a better and brighter future.

Her recent visit to our grandmother’s hometown where she grew up surely made our grandmother happy for she have not seen Abing for over a decade. If it wasn’t because of the birth certificate error, she wouldn’t pay a visit to her grandma but anyway. It happened, her destiny brought her where she is right now.

To you my cousin, dear! Congrats on finding the man you deserve. My only wish for you is to be successful in your love life, good luck in your adjustments in a foreign country and most of all may you keep your feet on the ground and never change.

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My Miracle, You’re the Answer to My Prayer

“The poorest man of all men is not a man without a cent but a man without a dream.”

Like any ordinary girl, I have dreams and ambitions. Since I was a kid I dreamt of marrying an American man. I am very much attracted to their physical appearance and the thought that mixed race babies are appealing to me. I have always promised myself to marry one someday.

During my third and fourth years in high school, I started seeing tons of US Navies and Marines in our city. I was too young and naive at the time that I even cut classes just to see them. Most of these men were at the Balikatan Exercises in Luzon, a joint military exercises between the Americans and the Filipino soldiers during former President Estrada’s term. My friends and I went to where their ship  docked (Ibo, Lapu-lapu City) to see them. We made friends with a few and it was indeed a great experience to have at least known some foreign men in them. As determined as I was to make it possible for me to communicate with the man in my dreams, I learned the internet.I started exchanging e-mails when I was 17, met a few in person.

At age 18, I had my first American boyfriend from Arkansas. I was extremely happy then because he was my type. Boy, he was very attractive with his blond hair and blue eyes. He went to visit me in my hometown and finally met him in person. It didn’t work for us though because we broke up after 5 months. I was devastated. He broke up with me for no apparent reason at all. I tried reaching him on the phone several times at first but all I got was his answering machine. Later on, he spoke to me but in a cold manner. I couldn’t believe what he did to me. It took a while for me to recover from that heart ache. I had moved on anyway.

Months later I met another guy online who was from California. He had the same physical attributes as the former guy. Oh my, I can’t believe I easily fall for the same looks. For the second time around, I got all disappointed again as the guy came to meet two other ladies besides me. I thought for sure we have been serious to each other. I had been expecting too much all along. Not only that I saw other two girls but he had been window shopping for more. That was a shame. I was all embarrassed I couldn’t stand it, I had to run out of the airport where I went to fetch him. He was sorry and begged for me to marry him. I didn’t get fooled by his drama and ended everything between us.

I didn’t give up and moved on to another hope of meeting someone I deserve. I met another one who was from Florida. He was all busy with his business so did with his child in his previous marriage. He had the chance to tour Europe and never to see me. It was all over for us after a year of waiting.

I’ve been hurt a few times and along the way it made me even pickier. I had almost found anything wrong in a person just to make sure I will end up with someone truthful to me. In just a little mistake such as misspelling of certain words put me off so easily from the guy.

It was in the middle of Feb.2004 on Cherry Blossoms, I was checking my account to see who sent me a message. There were few mails and Sandy was one of them who wrote me. He first said hi along with all other information about him. I looked at his pictures posted and oh, he is so cute! And so I got back to his mail and replied with just very short note telling that he is cute and that I want to get to know more about him. That’s all it. The following day, he sent his quick reply again but I just ignored it, never took the time to reply him back because I was not interested with him.

Meantime, I myself was busy chatting and e-mailing with others except him. I was still trying hard to look for a possible mate who can bring me to the aisle. There came a time, it was 2 weeks after he sent me his first mail actually when I checked my mails and it was empty. I returned to his dormant mail which I never tried to response and read it again. I did reply to it and gave my Yahoo ID so we get to chat. Yes, for the first time we chatted. I could tell the way he hurl his words to me that he is the gentleman type, soft spoken and polite. But still I’m not interested with him because I thought “he’s too good-looking for me” and enough for cute men, they only play with your heart.

I asked him money with the intention of pushing him away and never wanting to chat with me again because I know for a fact once you ask money from foreigners they will never get back to you and get turned off for they might think that you’re only up to it. This man is different. He never got discouraged instead he sent me $100 the following day. I really was surprised once informed by the money transfer office that I got something from him. So I got the money and thanked him with a promise to myself that I will only focus on him.

After four months of exchanging e-mails, chats and phone calls he decided to see me. It was in time for my 21st birthday when he proposed to me telling my father, “Elson, I came across a thousand miles to marry Anne because I’m in love with her”. Even before he turned to me and declared his intention, I got teary-eyed already.

The moment, he knelt down holding the engagement ring while the other hand holding my hand asking, “Anne, will you marry me?” I got speechless. Where did my voice go? Could it be that my tongue shrunk? Now crying even more and finally I was able to respond, “Yes, I will marry you, Sandy” We got formally engaged on my 21st birthday and for me it was already a big dream come true.

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… there is more to this photo that meets the eye of my ordinary readers, for me it was so special for it was the beginning of my quest towards building a family of my own….

Another 4 months had passed and he visited me for the second time for our big day — the wedding. It was I who exerted much effort to make our wedding beautiful and memorable to all who witness and thank goodness, it went well.

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….the day he officially gave his name to me, October 16,2004 at Bellavista Hotel Rooftop…
 

Finally, I got my visa to come and be united with him in the states after a painstaking 9 months of waiting for the whole process to be done. Now I am so much happier. After all those thunderstorms in my life, I was able to overcome it all and thank God for the strength He had given me. Thanks to Him for He was always being there for me!

P.S WE ARE NOW BLESSED WITH TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS NAMED Jadyn and Megan. As for our marriage, we are celebrating ten years  today, October 16,2014 (Yehheyy cheers to that) happy and fulfilled as a wife, as a woman and as a mother!

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… Jadyn is 5 and 1/2 years old and Megan is 25 months old when this picture was taken…

Life’s lesson I’ve learnt is that, it only takes courage and determination to achieve the hardest goal you’ve ever thought you have in your life. I remember my family and friends told me “I am too ambitious to dream of marrying an American”. I had this saying before, By hook or by crook, whatever happens I will marry the man of my dreams”. I could say that I am stronger now. I am proud of my past. If not because of it, I would not be here right now living happily with my wonderful husband and daughters. I hope this will serve as inspiration to those who lost hope finding their love.

P.S. You see, I felt I was in a hurry finding love but it took me almost 4 years finding the right one. I was a girl who was into foreigners but I was able to preserve myself for the man I marry. Albeit meeting tons of Western men, I take pride of myself that my husband was the only man I slept with. I have always been a “conservative” type of woman who believes a woman should only submit her body to the man right after marriage. I did not even sleep with him in the hotel room during his first visit. I would always come home every night to my parents’ house for I know they were waiting on me…

To my mother in-law whom I have not met in person, hope you read this. UNLESS YOU KNOW MY STORY, DON’T JUDGE ME.

Enough blah blah, duh but anyways… CHEERS TO BOTH OF US, IT’S OUR 10TH YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!!

Here’s us today, ten years later!
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Two Days into Our Anniversary

It is almost hard to believe that me and my husband have been married for almost 9 years. Just two more days and we will be celebrating the most important event in our lives. Yes, it has been that long already! I feel blessed for a happy and healthy marriage God intended us to have. Well, I should give credits firstly to God and secondly to my husband, he is such a good husband to me, he is easy to get along with and truly is a good man. If I didn’t marry a good man, I don’t think our marriage would last long.

The rings that I have been proudly wearing represent forever and never ending, I pray everyday that our marriage and the love we have for each other is never fading. Yes, I am excited for our anniversary. It is something I am so proud of achieving in my life because not all people stayed married this long and have a strong foundation like what we have.

We have plans what to do already. Plans for the entire family not just for us. While some couples enjoy their anniversary without their kids but I can’t imagine being out there just the two of us because we’ve always been together in every occasion. The kids just make the event more fun and exciting!

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The Highest Flattery I Received from my Spouse

I just subscribed to a Cosmopolitan magazine, I received two issues so far. I never thought this magazine could be this interesting because of their useful love, lust and sex tips/advice they provide to their readers. It is the only thing I am interested in, I am not into makeup or beauty products so I just skip the pages, lol.

I have been married for soon 9 years and I can say, I am happy with the man I’m with for this long. Not only we do have something special but also I say it, as a woman that we do have a good sex life. The fire is still burning after all these years. I am glad I have a husband who is healthy and keeps up with me although he is an older guy.

Anyway, looking at the magazine’s cover, you can tell how interested I am to learning new sex moves or anything that is beneficial to my marriage. I am married but that doesn’t mean I know everything already. I am open to learning new things when given a chance and through reading I gain new ideas.

Nothing is more heart-melting than receiving the highest flattery from my better half saying I am “so much better than a porn star”. And he said that right after our intimate moment together, awss! Haba ng hair ko day! After hearing those words I am confident being with him more than ever and will continue to please him as long as we’re together.

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Goodnights to Help Keep Pajama and Bed Dry All Night

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So my toddler has been using this specific brand of underwear called GoodNites and I can honestly say, this is the only underwear that can put my mind at ease especially during the night when she is asleep. I bought her several brands from the past and leaking was my biggest problem. Getting  pee into a mattress is just gross and stinky. Once it soaked to the foam or mattress, you can only imagine the foul and strong odor of the pee. Bedwetting is such a big battle between moms and their children so I am pretty sure, a lot of mothers out there can relate to this.

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