Archive for March, 2012

Mall Scares

The other day, in broad daylight, one of our local malls was terrorized by armed gunmen who held up security guards and employees of a money changer just around the time the mall opened. It was quite a shock to hear about it. This came at the heels of news the day before of a woman who also shot someone in the mall several months ago being declared mentally incompetent to face trial. It also reminded me of another tragic shooting that happened in another mall involving two young boys. It’s scary. Malls are supposed to be fun places where people can relax, have fun and just let their cares go but lately, the mall scares have been escalating. I know the mall security tries, but I can understand that the guards at the entrances don’t really get to check the patrons quite well. For one, there’s just too many people. Secondly, the patrons themselves get pissed when the guards try to frisk them and look through their bags. It’s high time, I think, that mall operators invest in something more tangible to protect customers. Perhaps they can check out metal detectors sales and other means of beefing up security. I think CCTV’s aren’t enough…hopefully these incidents don’t happen much anymore.

Explore, Expand, Experience

This is my new life’s philosophy. I have decided to make it a point to step out of my comfort zone and explore what else is out there. I want to expand my horizons and experience life in a whole new way. While I do not imagine giving up the life that I know completely, but I will let go and allow a freefall to happen. I will allow circumstances to unfold and I will evolve alongside it. Now if only I can teach my classes via audio conferencing, that would be grand 🙂

Blog Updates!

Once more I find myself too busy to keep up with my blogs. Phail. I do hope, however, that I can get back on track again. So, what’s been keeping me busy? Besides yoga, that is? Teeheee…I lately found myself transitioning to a vegetarian diet and so I have decided that as part of my recommitment to blog, I will put in a new section in this site. It will review veggie restaurants and places. I hope you can watch out for it 🙂 I have a handful of really great places and dishes to review. I’m almost sure that whether you are vegetarian or not, you’d like it a lot 🙂 Come back soon, ayt? 🙂

Time for Nest Egg

If there is one word to describe me in a mall, it would be impulsive. I am probably one of the most impulsive shoppers EVER. I’m beginning to think it’s a disease. Haha.

Seriously, though, I have come to realize that I really must rein in my poor money management skills. The first thing I must do: control the impulse shopping. Second on my list is to avoid my overpriced coffee and tea breaks. Lastly, it’s time to invest in something more concrete.Perhaps I can start by looking at life insurance rates and getting myself one of those plans. I can also think about investing in a condo unit or something…let’s see.
But yeah…time to start building a nest egg.


Snickers Love!

I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas (or something like that. Har. I heard that saying somewhere and I’m going with it). In fact, desserts are definitely the best part of my meal and I would gladly give up an entire steak-and-potatoes dinner for a little dessert. I don’t really like chiffon or sponge cakes much, but I do like mousse’s and the like. Chocolates and ice creams, however, are my all time favorite. There are five kinds of chocolate bars/candies I love: peanut butter M&M’s, Butterfinger, Reese’s peanut butter cups, Maltesers and Snickers. The other day, I came across this….

Heaven in a bar. OMG. If only I weren’t so afraid of the side effects of phytodren and other supplements of the like, I would probably need them because this bar was just SOOO good. I had to stop myself from buying a pint of Snickers Ice Cream. Gaaah. But yeah, it was sooo worth every calorie.