Saturday, May 31, 2008

Which Sports Car Are You?

I am a Ferrari 360 Modena! As if we can be defined by a sports car :-) but admittedly it's fun taking this wacky quiz...Try it yourself!

I'm a Ferrari 360 Modena!

You've got it all. Power, passion, precision, and style. You're sensuous, exotic, and temperamental. Sure, you're expensive and high-maintenance, but you're worth it.

"Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Monday, May 26, 2008

My One and Only Tennis Champ

It has been over 10 days since Justine Henin announced her retirement from WTA. But upto now I still feel sad about it because truth be told, I only watch tennis because of her. Now the French Open does not seem exciting at all. It is because of her human spirit, her sheer determination to defeat all odds and making her victorious all the time that has made her a true inspiration -- an inspiration not just in tennis but in life even.

I support, though, her decision to retire. In fact, I admire her for it. Her reason for stopping is because the passion to win is gone. This speaks a lot about her character. If she continues to play without being able to give it her all then she will just short change herself and her fans. This goes to show that this lady truly knows herself. I salute her! ALLEZ JUSTINE!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

2008 Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs

This is the first time Daily Crossovers joins Influential Blogger's Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs. This the second consecutive year that Influential Blogger is doing this writing project. I have attended last year's awarding ceremony and was so pleased to get to know the new faces emerging in the Philippine blogosphere so I promised myself I will send my list this 2008.

I have some favorite blogs that I would have included in my list but I have to stick to the rules - only blogs that started last July 2007 are qualified to be nominated. So I referred to my Entrecard dashboard, tried to recall the blogs mentioned by my friends, consulted the current list at Influential Bloggers to complete my list. Most of my nominees come from genres close to my heart -- mom blogs, e-commerce, travel, fashion, food. My other nominees made me smile or just plainly intrigued me. Most are from the Philippines, some are not. So here goes...

  1. You Got Tech
  2. Anak ni Kulapo
  3. VintageGent's Menswear Daily
  4. Blissfully Domestic
  5. Money Saving Mom
  6. Manila Foodistas
  7. Blog ni Inday
  8. Dante Remoto
  9. Biyahilo
  10. Gentleman's Gadget

    It's your turn...Nominate your own picks. By the way,, my favorite full-service online gift shop, is one of the sponsors of this year's Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Have You Discovered Your Strengths?

A friend gave me the book 'Now, Discover Your Strengths' by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. Interesting read actually. It's theory is that one has to focus on its "Significant Themes" and turn them into strengths. The book has identified 34 different Significant Themes. It also says that our culture is too focused on "improving our weaknesses" which the author feels is a defeatist mindset. Though one should not ignore our "weaknesses", one should not dwell on it lest we forget to hone and maximize our strengths.

To be able to know your Top 5 Significant Themes, you have to take their online quiz at But here's the catch, to be able to take the quiz, you have to have your own copy of the book as your will need the Access Code at the back of the book which of course can only be used one time. Smart marketing ploy, if I may say so. You'll even get a Certificate after you've taken the quiz. Thank you to my friend, I really enjoyed the book :-) Here is my Certificate with my Top 5 Significant Themes.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

2008 Online Holy Week Retreat

This is really great! Even if you stay at home or anywhere you are, you can have a guided retreat this Holy Week. Thanks to the Philippine Jesuits for organizing this 3-day online retreat starting Holy Thursday till Black Saturday. Of course, as they mentioned in their website this is not a substitute to a real retreat...but in my opinion, this is better than nothing, right? Plus, this is a good complement to the Holy Week Services that we attend in our respective parishes.

So do check it out and have a fruitful, blessed Holy Week -

Advance Happy Easter!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Anne's Menu Express

Planning the family menu is one of the important tasks of a mom/wife. If you don't make a plan, for sure you'll be hearing comments like "Adobo na naman" or "Amoy sinigang na pawis ko". So it is best to have a menu plan for at least a week to ensure that there's variety and to have better control of your food budget. However, making a family menu plan is easier said than done. It can be a tedious task and really sometimes you just run out of ideas on what to prepare. But not to fret, we can recourse to ever reliable Anne Soriano. With a very minimal amount you can have a family menu plan for the month. Anne is very experienced in preparing and implementing a menu plan having to manage a household of at least 12 people so you are assured that there's wealth of experience there that you can cull. Visit Anne's website, Anne's Menu Express to know more about her Menu Plans.