Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Paris Trip, I love it!

The month of March is almost ending in Europe. I hope that you had a great month for March. I also wish you another great month for April. As for me, March is another good month. I had some accomplishments for this month. Some of the accomplishments I considered are buying a small lot back home and my trip to Paris last Saturday. I know these are not really great accomplishments but at least I had done something which I can be proud of. Feel free to visit my other blogs for more updates especially my Euro Travel Blog!

You can see in the background of the photo the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. I am happy and contented to visit one of the dream cities I want to go. It was a great experience seeing one of the famous cities around the world.

I won't stay too long here because I am already very sleepy now!
I wish you good luck in the next month to come..The month of Tulips as I called it! take care guys!
the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris, France during our trip last Saturday March 28, 2009.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Backed from Paris Trip

I had finally seen Paris, France! We are finally home now and I am still so tired. At least our trip was really beautiful and memorable. Imagine going to one of the most beautiful and most visited city in the world! It was fantastic! It was another great experience out there! I will share some photos after I upload it. As usual I got more than a thousand photos from the trip. Anyway guys, I will give you more updates tomorrow. Feel free to also visit my other blogs for more updates and pictures. I still need to drink my green tea now for colon cleanse. I miss it while I was away! have a great evening to all!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Windsor Castle in England

Busy...busy..busy!! I have been busy!! hope to give you more updates next time! I just to share this photo taken at Windsor castle in England last year..huge castle!! In fact Windsor castle is the biggest occupied castle around the world..wanna alive here!! time to bid goodbye!! Good night!!
Windsor Castle in England..the biggest occupied castle around the world..strike a pose after the tour inside the castle.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Got a Busy day!

I hope you had a great weekend! I had a great one but today was just a very busy one. I am just thankful that my dear husband helped me in doing the household chores. My days are getting busy especially this week. I hope to give you more updates once I got time. You can also check my other blogs for more updates.

I also would to thank all the visitors, viewers and readers of this site. I really appreciate everything..Life have been very busy both online and offline. To all blogger friends, I will just knock your door once I got more space! take care everyone and wish you all a great week ahead..God bless!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Husband's Accident Insurance Claim

Happy weekend! I am just wishing you first a very great weekend because I had a great one today. Last Thursday, my husband finally received a letter for his appointment to the doctor in relation to his bike accident last August 2007. It is already more than a year now but he still did not have the claim from his accident insurance. I guess after this last doctor's examination, he can already receive it. The most importance thing is that he is expecting for some returns after that bad accident happened. Getting leads for insurance was the best decision he made. I have one too and I believed that it is really important in today's time because we don't know when emergencies come. I hope you agree with me!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Euroangel is Rich in Awards

How would you feel when a friend online always remember you especially with a lot of awards! I know for sure, you will be very happy about it. Thanks a lot Sis Twinks for always remembering me. I am lucky to have a good friend like you in the blogosphere. It is such an honor to included in your friends list. I will hopefully see you in person this year..In God's will!!

I also would like to thank all my friends both online and offline, the visitors, readers and viewers of my blogs...I really appreciate everything! Thanks a zillion! Without all of you, my life on the net is not possible. I really apologize if I can't visit you from time to time! Life have been busy both online and offline!

Once again, thanks a zillion!!pelukcium..cium

Name 7 things/person that you love then pass this on to 7 other bloggers.

1. Our Almighty and loving God.
2. My very loving, gentle and kind husband.
3. My ever supportive and loving family; parents, brothers, sisters and relatives.
4. My caring friends all over the world and all online friends.
5. I love myself and all simple things that truly makes me happy.
6. I love to travel and see different interesting places as what I share in my blogs.
7. I love to share my ideas, thoughts, opinions and personal experiences through blogging.

Passing these awards to the following special peepz:
Beth of Rebokon, Liz Element, Stacey Avenue, Dashing Smiles of Carlota, Julai's Tidbits, Robelyn and Francine- Mon-Bric-ABrac.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

History of St. Patrick's Day!

I just posted in my other blog some information about St. Patrick's Day. For those who are celebrating this memorable day especially for Irish people and other people around the world, enjoy the celebration. I am just sharing a bit history about St. Patrick.


In the past, Saint Patrick's Day was celebrated as a religious holiday. It became a public holiday in 1903, by the Money Bank. (Ireland) Act 1903, an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament introduced by the Irish MP James O'Mara. O'Mara later introduced the law which required that pubs be closed on 17 March, a provision which was repealed only in the 1970s. The first St. Patrick's Day parade held in the Irish Free State was held in Dublin in 1931 and was reviewed by the then Minister of Defence Desmond Fitzgerald. Although secular celebrations now exist, the holiday remains a religious observance in Ireland, for both the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Church.

It was only in the mid-1990s that the Irish government began a campaign to use Saint Patrick's Day to showcase Ireland and its culture. The government set up a group called St. Patrick's Festival, with the aim to:

—Offer a national festival that ranks amongst all of the greatest celebrations in the world and promote excitement throughout Ireland via innovation, creativity, grassroots involvement, and marketing activity.
—Provide the opportunity and motivation for people of Irish descent, (and those who sometimes wish they were Irish) to attend and join in the imaginative and expressive celebrations.
—Project, internationally, an accurate image of Ireland as a creative, professional and sophisticated country with wide appeal, as we approach the new millennium.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Absence in the Blogosphere due to Migraine

Do you have a Migraine? if none, never ever dream from this kind of sickness. It is a terrible one, I tell you. I had again a Migraine last Thursday night until yesterday. I am feeling better last night. Thanks goodness! Now I am kickin' again in the blogosphere..not that much but I am happy to see you here again. Last Friday my migraine went worst because I vomited three times and I felt so tired the whole day. It was really terrible that I want to stay all the time in a dark room with my eyes closed and I don't want to hear any noise even talking to my husband. I want completely a noise-free and light-free environment.

When migraine attacks me, the pain is always in the left side of my head including my left eye. When it is very bad, I always feel that my left eye want to come out. Sometimes after I vomit, I felt better..sometimes not. When it is not too bad, I am only taking pain killers like Ibuprofen before it get worst. Sometimes it works sometimes not. When this happened, I am forced to take migraine tablets but sometimes it also doesn't work. The best remedy when I am totally run out of energy is to have an injection in our house doctor.

I can't give you an exact cause for a migraine, my doctor can't even explained it to me. I had already undergone CT scan twice and I am happy that they found nothing in it. Is it because of hormonal problems, changing of weather? I can tell you sometimes when I smell cigarette smokes, my migraine triggers or when I have my monthly visitor. To give you some information about migraine, I consulted my dear friend online, Wikipedia...so have fun reading! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

What is Migraine?

Migraine is a neurological syndrome characterized by altered bodily perceptions, headaches, and nausea. Physiologically, the migraine headache is a neurological condition more common to women than to men. Etymologically, the French word migraine derives from the Greek hemicrania (half skull) and the Old English megrim (severe headache).

The typical migraine headache is unilateral and pulsating, lasting from 4 to 72 hours; symptoms include nausea, vomiting, photophobia (increased sensitivity to bright light), and hyperacusis (increased sensitivity to noise); approximately one third of people who suffer migraine headache perceive an aura — visual, olfactory — announcing the headache.

(featuring Initial treatment is with analgesics for the head-ache, an anti-emetic for the nausea, and the avoidance of triggering conditions. The cause of migraine headache is unknown; the accepted theory is a disorder of the serotonergic control system, as PET scan has demonstrated the aura coincides with diffusion of cortical depression consequent to increased blood flow (up to 300% greater than baseline). There are migraine headache variants, some originate in the brainstemintercellular transport dysfunction of calcium and potassium ions) and some are genetically disposed. Studies of twins indicate a 60 to 65 per cent genetic influence upon their developing propensity to migraine headache. Moreover, fluctuating hormone levels indicate a migraine relation: 75 percent of adult patients are women, although migraine affects approximately equal numbers of prepubescent boys and girls; propensity to migraine headache is known to disappear during pregnancy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migraine

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WW: Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, Munich Germany

The inside of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, a Church in Munich Germany


Basilica in Italianate High Baroque which had a major influence on Southern German baroque architecture.
photo by Ruby Benz

Sending Balikbayan Box to the Philippines

You might know some Filipinos cultures? Filipinos always have close family ties and wherever they are around the world, they always remember their families back home. One act of showing their love is helping them. One way of helping them is sharing what they also have like sending stuffs through balikbayan boxes or in terms of financial matter. I am planning to send some boxes to the Philippines again.

 I am going home anytime this year and before I go home, I need to pack-up some boxes to send some presents. Balikbayan boxes are like shipping boxes. The only advantage with this is that there is no limit on how many kilos you want to put in the box. It is very cheaper compared to having extra baggage in the airplane which cost a lot of money. Imagine an excess kilo from Europe to Philippines ranging from 30 to 50 Euros per kilo.

It is better to have the balikbayan box where you can have 2oo kilos or more in a box. Believe me I already did that! If you need some balikbayan boxes, leave me a message here or write me an email. I can help you with that especially if you are from Germany. Have a great day to all!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Sis Raq

I would like to greet my dear Sister Raq in Las Vegas for her birthday today. I wish you all the best in life, more blessings to come, success, happiness and most of all good health always. May you have many many more birthdays to come. God bless and guide you always in all your undertakings!
Glitter Graphics

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Suffering in Silence

Happy Sunday! This did not happened today. I mean "my suffering in silence"...lol..This happened last Wednesday as I had again a very bad migraine. It was so bad that I vomited and really felt very dizzy. I tried to relax in a dark room and want to to go to sleep to forget the pain but I just can't do it due to severe pain on the left side of my head. It was really very bad. I took some migraine pills but sometimes it has no effect anymore. Last year, I also had very bad migraine that my husband drove me to our house doctor to give some shot or injection. These were the worst migraine attack that I had. You can be very happy if you don't have like this. Never even dream to have it.

I did had some shoulder pains too last week and the past days got some slight headache. I don't exactly know if this is the effect of the changing of the weather now or maybe everytime I have my monthly visitor. You know what I mean ladies..Even now, I am having a slight headache but not so bad. I am hoping that this migraine will never attack me anymore..

Just visit my other homes for more updates..Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! take care everyone!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tagged by a Very Special Person

I got this very special tag from a very special person in the blogosphere named Sistah Twinks. I haven't met her yet in person but it seems that I already know her for a long time..lol! She's been a good friend online and hopefully I can meet her once my vacation in the Phils. will push through this year...feeling excited!! Thanks a lot dear Sistah!! you're one of a kind!!

Perpetual Smiling Blogging Award...what a smile eh?!

Let's get on with the rules:
Copy the questions below. Simply use the first letter of your name/nickname as your answer for each questions. You can’t use any answer twice and don’t use your own name for questions # 3 & 4. After you’re done, tag 10 people.

1. What is your name: Maria Ruby (which sounds very precious..**wink..look in my "about me" labels of this blog about the meaning of this name...cool!!)
2. A four Letter Word : Mama (one of the very special person in my life who brought me in this world..I love you Mama..mizyah yah all! )
3. A boy's Name : Manuel (our school principal's first name during elementary grade)
4. A girl's Name : Marie (the nickname of our eldest sister)
5. An occupation : Manager (i'm the manager of myself now...previously owner/manager of ROB Marketing back in Pinas...wehehehe..)

6. A color : Maroon (one of my favorite colors)
7. Something you'll wear : Make-up (I always do esp. during parties or even a slight make-up when I go out from the house..hehehe)
8. A type of food : Menudo (wow my favorite Filipino dish which I love to cook..ask my friends, family and my husband..they love it...lol)
9. Something found in the bathroom : Mop (for cleaning)
10. A place : Manchester (in England I was there last year)
11. A reason for being late : Making sandwich (for baon...can't think of another thing..got a bit headache now...)
12. Something you shout : Mooohhh ( sounds like a cow..**wink)
13. A movie title : Maid in Manhattan (starring: Jennifer Lopez..love this movie)
14. Something you drink : Mango Juice (love it but can't find often in Germany)
15. A musical group : Metallica (let's rock folks)
16. A street name : Madison Street,
is a major east-west thoroughfare in Chicago, Illinois (wish to visit this place one day)
17. A type of car : Mercedez Benz ( wow kelan kaya...when I win in lotto)
18. A song title: Manic Monday by the Bangles
19. A verb : Make money (hope I can..but I cannot do it.. hahaha)

Tagging my special blogger friends; Arabian Josh, Norms 1, Liz Element, Mhar's Display, Dashing Smiles, Tess2-Pinay Mom, TS' Footprints, Julai's Travel, Kikamz-Just About Anything and Butchay 1....

Have fun guys!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

I'm proud of My Sisters!

How would you feel if one member of your family succeeded for something? How would feel if your friends found a new job? or your neighbor was promoted into higher position? or maybe your own child have some accomplishments in school being included in the dean's list? Do you feel sad about it? I know some people are not happy of somebody's achievements. In fact some people are even envy of others success. Another fact, I know some people who are like that. Instead of being happy of others achievements, they are feeling insecure and envy about it. They will even find a way to make you look bad and make false gossips of you. Pity to those people who are like that! tsk..tsk..tsk!!

Anyway no matter what people say about me or some people? I don't care. I am just me and they don't know the real me. If they just know the real me, they might love me more like what my true friends do. For now, I am just happy and proud of my sister's achievement for passing the Nursing board exam. It is really a great honor for the whole family. I am truly proud of her being my scholar..lol..partly! Special thanks also for my Sister in Las Vegas and her hubby for giving a support to our youngest sister. hey Sis Raq, I'm proud of you too. I know some of your dreams are slowly coming true. Keep praying and hoping. My sister in Las Vegas is also working as a Desk Nurse now. I am not so sure if she is interested to attend about medical assistant training school. I heard last time that she is reviewing for something. Good luck my dear Sisters! I am really proud of you being the products of my hard work and dedication. I miss you all! God bless the whole family!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

WW: Pyramid in Prague

sorry guys but better late than never for WW..was absent yesterday in the blogosphere. will tell you more tomorrow..

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Remembering my Vegas Vacation

on top of Rio Suite Hotel in Las Vegas ...after watching the famous Ringling and Barnum and Bailey Circus in New Orleans Hotel.....i'm very tan here..love it..but it's so hot in here!!..those buildings on the background are the Caesars Palace, Wynn, Mirage, Encore, Planet Hollywood, Treasure island, Bellagio, etc..

I am happy today after having a chat with my family and siblings back home. I seldom had conversation with them due to time difference and long distance call is quite expensive. We can only talk thru chat in the internet for free. It was also a very clear and nice connection talking with them today. I was also glad hearing the voice of my dear cousin, Ann who had an emergency vacation to go home. She was asking me when I am going back to Vegas...told her when I got some money..lol.. I truly enjoyed her company especially when watching her live performed in Ballys Hotel. All I can say guys, I truly had a great vacation in Las Vegas. People out there who are interested for Vegas vacations, hurry up!! Enjoy life and live it to the fullest!! I coming back to Vegas next time...when? that's the big question..hehehe...have a great day to all!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Our Sincere Sympathy

We are extending our deepest sympathy to all people who have lost their love ones especially to my Aunt, cousins and nephews and to the whole family for the lost of my dear cousin Cocoy who just joined His Creator. May His soul rest in peace with our Lord and Saviour...
At this time of sorrow,
may these truths sustain you...
Your loved one will always
be as close as a memory,
and the God of all comfort
will always be as
close as a prayer.

With Prayers and Deepest Sympathy

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Good Start of the Month

Hello everyone! The first day of the month of March is almost over. how did you spend your day? I just stayed at home and did some household chores and talked to my family back home. I also had a nice conversation with a friend. I would say it is a good start of the month. I also talked to my husband about the planned trip to Paris by month-end. I am still waiting for the approval of my husband's vacation leave so that the trip to Paris, France will push through. I also can't wait to see my friend in Ramstein, a place near Kaiserslautern. From Kaiserslautern will be the starting place to hop in a bus to Paris..I am quite excited to see the "Romantic city" for the first time!

So guys, it is midnight again..at least I had accomplished some simple things today which also made me happy and probably some friends and my family too!! I believed it is a good start of the month. I wish you all a nice week ahead..take care everyone..God bless us all!! will give you more updates next time!!

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