chic in black monday 04: antique chair

This is a photograph of an antique two-seater chair which I took when we went on our summer outing a few weeks back. I simply adore it, so I went on to capture it on my camera. I’ve seen some of these in places I visited before, like in Quezon, + I think that it is one fascinating piece of furniture. One can easily introduce it to his home + instantly achieve that antique and rustic look, not to mention it will look just great in any part of the house, whether you prefer to keep it outdoors or move it to the terrace or a deserted corner in the living room. Very chic, I must say ūüėČ

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i wish to be a visibly smart mummy!

Intel Philippines

A few weeks back I was fortunate to be invited to this interesting seminar by Intel. This stimulating talk on how to be a visibly smart mum in this day + age is actually fun and educational at the same time.

Techie Mummy Jaye Bautista, who also happens to be a blogger, talks about the advantages of being a tech-savvy mum + how modern technologies help to get our jobs done.  Gadgets + gizmo allow mums to multi-task, either by doing several work at the same time with the aid of your reliable PC or laptop (think updating your blog whilst checking your mails or updating your social networking sites) or entertaining + educating your toddler with the aid of videos + movies in your computer (which I am such a big fan of :))

Ciey Luy, the First Academy of Computer Arts Administrator, had an interesting presentation about animation + how it can be a fun option for kids or kids-at-heart as a summer activity. Animation, nowadays, has also evolved from just being a mere hobby into a very lucrative job, with companies requiring animators and 3D designers in their ranks, + it will be a wise decision to expose kids into it earlier on.

Randy Kanapi, Marketing Manager of Intel Philippines, talked about the basics in computer (reminiscent of Comp 101 back when I was a College Freshman ;)) + about Intel’s latest offering, the 2nd generation Intel Core Processor family: Intel Core i3, i5 + i7, which is the first visibly smart micro architecture to combine visual + 3D graphic technology with performance-leading microprocessors in a single chip. In layman’s term: it has a better power management, greater efficiency + increased battery life. Believe it or not, I am still running on Pentium 4 +¬† I can really use that kind of power in my PC!

Here are some staggering facts I got from Randy’s presentation:

  • 1 Million PC’s are shipped everyday
  • There are 2 Billion worldwide internet users (that many, right? :))
  • 247,000,000,000 (yes one too many Zeros!) e-mails are sent each day + 8 out 10 of these are spam (that probably explains the bulk of spam this site is getting everyday, really crazy)!
  • 2.5 Billion images are uploaded to Facebook per month!
  • 12.2 Billion videos are viewed each month
  • 90% of all IP traffic will be video by the year 2013

Randy also noted that they are having this awesome contest where you can have a chance to bag a notebook powered by 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor, simply click on the image below for more details.

All in all, it was an afternoon of interesting conversations, good food + good company + I even get to meet quite a number of PMC mums there too, including Mummy Cherry + her charming daughter, MG, + sis Trish + Leira whom I both met for the very first time that day!

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music monday: unpretty by tlc

I was able to catch a rerun of the final episode of the recently concluded American Idol + one of my favorite group from the 90’s performed + it sparked the inspiration for today’s post, not to mention it brought me back to my younger + carefree days! ūüėČ

This is one of my all-time favorite songs + it tackles girls + women’s struggle over self-image. During those days I think a lot of girls my age can totally relate to it + made this song a battle hymn towards their self-empowerment. I love the melody, but more importantly, I love the lyrics + the message that this song imparts. To the 19-year old me, it was my perfect song!


I used to really love these girl group, + Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes (may she rest in peace) is my favorite TLC. I remember avidly waiting for their videos to be shown on MTV and read articles about them featured on song magazines that I used to buy in College. I particularly loved their album, FanMail, along with a hosts of amazing singles this album spawned, which include this one, I Miss You So Much, Dear Lie + No Scrubs. Although I was not able to purchase a copy of this album I got to listen to these songs over again, much thanks to the radio stations + MTV! Which reminds me, I will check out where I can download a copy of this online later one ūüėČ

TLC is comprised of T-boz, Left-Eye + Chilli and is considered one of the most influential artist of their time. The single Unpretty was released in August 1999 + went on to become number one at the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.

This is my share for this week’s Music Monday. I have not participated in this meme in a while + I sooo miss it! Music Monday is one of my very first favorite bloghops + I’ve been joining in a while almost every single week. I hope I can continue joining regularly again.

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. Rules are simple. Leave ONLY the ACTUAL LINK POST here and grab the code below and place it at your blog entry. You can grab this code at LadyJava’s Lounge Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

PS: Because of spamming purposes, the linky will be closed on Thursday of each week at midnight, Malaysian Time. Thank you!

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