Baby J really loves the car because he was so happy and comfortably playing inside when we checked out the car. While he was enjoying playing, I was happily snapping photos of him. He's outgrown even our small Datsun 200SX since his car seat needed an upgrade too. Baby's using the 2nd stage car seat now and we already hooked it in our Pilot.
I mentioned in my previous post we filed our taxes for 2010 early this March. Thanks to Milu who patiently worked on our tax papers and discussed with us thoroughly how the system works. We'll have more knowledge of our tax filing for 2011 with more detailed tax deductibles which we missed to add for our 2010. It's our second time dealing with Milu for the taxes since hubs used to do it with her father who already retired and turned over the business to her. Although there are options to do taxes anywhere near where we live or even online, we still like the personal touch of Milu's Tax.
Milu's Tax has been serving the bay area for the past years under Eduardo Maggin who also partially worked on my immigration papers. I did have the chance to meet him when we filed taxes last 2009, the last year of his service. Unlike Milu's Tax which has been up and about all these years doesn't need any advertising anymore compared to our home business is still a baby which needs much care and attention. We were advised to do some advertising to help boost and broadcast our services.
Milu told us that if we used any advertising campaign or even print business cards it can be a deductible for the taxes. Good thing that she made it clear so if we decide to get an advertising agency to do the necessary advertisements for our business it's something we can take out from the tax. We can start looking into advertising platforms offered online and check out what That! Company has to offer. Getting professionals to do our advertising and marketing deals can be beneficial for us and our business' growth.
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Have you been waiting for the next update of our Manila trip? Sorry about that, me and baby got sick and on our way to recovery. I won't be blogging about our Manila trip this time (again, I know) because I still need to transfer the photos. Anyway I will be on the Manila trip again once I finish transferring and arranging all the photos. The next series of posts has a lot of shots from 4 different cameras that's why I have a lot to organize first before I can proceed with that episode.
A week after coming back from Philippines we had to go to San Francisco to work on our taxes. It's the first time we officially filed also for our registered home business. After our tax filing we drove our way to Embarcadero in San Francisco to take baby for a little adventure. It was a rainy day but that didn't stop us from enjoying the bay area. Last time we went there looking for parking was quite a challenge but this time around I did local search for public parking available nearby Pier 39. The local yellowpages online was efficient enough for me to locate local restaurants and attractions. We went to Pier 39 to have our lunch first in Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Market before doing other things there. What a great place to eat overlooking the bay! What's best to eat there? Of course shrimps!!
We enjoyed the foods there, the shrimps tasted so good! The garlic breads are excellent and you can't complain with their service. We also enjoyed the Forrest Gump trivia Q&A with the server there, we got most of the answers right. Hubs loves the movie so he knows details about the story. It's perfect that foods came so quickly, it's way past lunchtime when we got there therefore we're starving. After finishing up all our courses we decided to try their desserts. We chose pudding since that's the only one which doesn't look too sweet. It appeared to be as a great choice, delicious! We were so stuffed after such scrumptious meal but much to our delight, our server gave us the shaker and lighted tall cup as souvenir upon giving us the check.
I am ever thankful to my mom who's always been supportive to me and helpful in all ways possible. Dad is also the same but mom has this push to make things happen. She knew how much we've been wanting to expand our home business with some online store selling native products and other stuffs, that's why she's been so enthusiastic about me selling those items she gave me for a start. Though we have some trial items to sell there are certain things to consider like where to sell, though a blog site? social network like facebook? webhosting? We even thought of giving the Sunday farmer's market a try just to see the feasibility of the products.
Having the items doesn't mean we're good to go right away if we're going to do things online. We have to prepare packing and shipping materials for each and every item and research for the rates ahead. This way we won't cause delay to the shipment having to figure it out by the time an order has been made. Another factor to consider is payment method. We have still to figure out how do we work on the payment system, it should be the most efficient way possible and easiest too. Having to think about all these makes me think that Sunday farmer's market seems easier but it's more time consuming. Right now we're not rushing on it since our hands are full with works here and there. I bet mom will understand that and thanks to her push we're trying our best to get on top of things.
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help,
you have been blessed and favored by God.
You became not only the Mother of the Redeemer
but the Mother of the redeemed as well.
We come to you today as your loving children.
Watch over us and take care of us.
As you held the child Jesus in your loving arms,
so take us in your arms.
Be a mother ready at every moment to help us.
For God who is mighty has done great things for you,
and His mercy is from age to age on those who love Him.
Our greatest fear is that in time of temptation,
we may fail to call out to you, and become lost children.
Intercede for us, dear Mother, in obtaining pardon for our sins,
love for Jesus, final perseverance,
and the grace always to call upon you,
Our Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us!
Who wants pests in their homes? I don't and I believe you don't want it too but those little buggers can be quite a headache to get rid off most especially if you are living in warm / hot places. No wonder every summer here bugs are more evident than any other seasons.
Now that we have a baby here at home we have to be extra cautious with pests. Pest control services are highly advisable at least yearly to make sure your home's protected. That's one thing that we need to bring up with the apartment manager here because we noticed he hasn't ordered any commercial pest control service for the entire apartment complex all these years. Good thing we always see to it our home's clean to avoid pests from breeding here.
Here are some bug facts quoted by a Las Vegas exterminator just to share here. This Las Vegas pest control company has a good and helpful website for those who need such service. They offer complete pest control services for residential and commercial establishment using products which are safe for children and pets.
- Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
- Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
- If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
- Pregnant for life? It doesn't sound like much fun, but some female cockroaches mate once and are pregnant for the rest of their lives.
- No food for a month--not even a crumb? Roaches can go without eating for a month but will only live a week without water.
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