The Jitney

When you are in Atlantic City, one of their public transportation within the city is called Jitney. It's smaller than a passengers bus and it goes all around the city. It's not the size that caught my attention but it's name Jitney because in Manila,  they also have this means of transportation in the city but it is called Jeepney. The latter is a bit smaller with a lot of festive colors and loud music. I don't have a photo of it right now but here is AC's Jitney.

Roadtrip

We were going to Pennsylvania,  to go to Hershey Park for a four day vacation with the family. It is only a 4 hour drive from Jersey. I took this picture as we were approaching Pennsylvania and NJ border. The roads are clear with no traffic at all. it was a Monday so everybody was back to work I guess. It was a perfect day to be on the road.

Beauty Salon

This is always in my mind. And, I asked myself again today because somebody retired from my job. I cannot be idle when I stopped my 9 to 5 job. I’d like to open up a business, either a real store or online. Just something that would keep me busy.

Another co-worker who retired last year, she opened up a beauty salon at her basement. She had a previous working experience as a beauty consultant and finally now that she has retired from her job, she pursues her dream of owning one. Little by little she buys beauty machines for her shop. Last time I visited her at home, a beauty salon equipment and Led light therapy were already installed. Her whole basement is painted into purple and all the chairs are black. She will be doing it solo for the first few months then when the business picks up she might hire somebody to help her. I jokingly tell her that I am available for any part time job.

I am not doing the same thing as her but maybe something lighter. A few hours of working each day is fine.  I still have more than a decade left to decide. It’s just when you are so exhausted for that day, you cannot wait until the day to say goodbye to your present job.

Good Friends Reunite at the Open

It is the time of the year for the US Open in New York City. We have been going there for more than ten years now but this year was a little bit different because we have visitors from another state.  They were my daughter's godfather, his wife and kid who came to watch the open and to visit some relatives. This is his first time to see my daughter again after 8 years. The last time they saw one another was during the christening in California last 2004. He is a friend of my husband way back in the 90’s and they accidentally met again at a job convention for hotel supply online jobs. If I remember it right, he had work experience as hotel bar supplies or Atlanta Hotel supply purchaser. This could be the reason why he is interested in landing job that is similar to his past work experience. I was already pregnant with my daughter when my husband and he saw one another again so that made my husband asked him to be Isabella’s godfather. He was a long lost dear friend to my hubby.

Now, we are all happy to see each other. He has one kid already in college and my daughter now a 4th grader. The kids both play tennis. The US Open was the perfect place to reunite our families together. I will post pictures soon.

The Famous Unisphere

This famous unisphere is a landmark to where the tennis U.S. Open is held every year. It is located at the Corona Park in Flushing Meadows, Queens,  NY. You pass right next to this unisphere as you enter the U.S. Open grounds from the Corona Park. If you took the train or subway going to the Tennis Center, the sphere is on the other side.
I am you a picture I took when we watched the us open last week.  So lucky,  I got it with nobody else around it.

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For The Newlyweds

I was looking for hotel reservation for a young couple who is getting married next month. The groom to be is hubby’s nephew who is from the West Coast. This is sort of a wedding gift to them and their first time to in Miami. My husband wants them to try the excitement and fun of Miami before they come here in NYC for a week with us. We won’t be able to attend to their wedding so we decided to invite them over for a get together.

We hope they will enjoy their stay at this unique hotel with full accommodation adult suites. I told my husband it was a great pick and perfect for honeymooners like them. Hope this one will turn out to be one memorable getaway they will have a new husband and wife. They will surely have a lot of stories to tell once they get to our place here in New York.

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It Has Been Four Months


Last January 1st, one of my co-workers, who was our sales person here at our branch, went on a semi-retirement. It was a two year process until they finally decided to move to Florida. They made several trips there finding new homes for sale Jensen Beach FL and several other towns close to the beach. Actually, they were just looking for an upgrade to their small condominium where they have been staying during their short trips. A bigger place is needed for the retirement home.

So what is going to happen with their house in New Jersey? For now, it is empty. It is not a full retirement yet for Rix (that’s what the term they want to use, for now). When a customer would ask about his whereabouts, he instructed us to tell them that he is on extended vacation. He wants that when the weather gets warmer, he is coming back to work part time then the final relocation will happen this coming winter. I hope, they would be able to sell their New Jersey home by that time. This year is the transition period.

In four weeks, they are coming back here. Rix was even here two weeks ago for our trade show. He was invited by my boss to come here to attend the two day show. The semi-retirement set up is doing him good. We saw in his face he was happy and ready to be a full time Florida resident.

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Thank You, My Boo

I finally said goodbye to my 9 year old car. Thank you for the 135,000 miles of comfy, trouble free, roomy and easy rides for the past 9 years. I still remember the #1 hit song on the radio that time - "my boo" by usher and now you are leaving me with "Gangnam Style." I will still be seeing you once in a while when the step daughter would come and visit us. I am sure she will take care of you the same way as mamabear did. When you see a white car parked in your spot at home please don't get jealous. I wish you safety and from the bottom of my heart and the whole fambam, I thank you very much.

Computer Scare


Every night after I used my computer, I always put it to sleep or hibernate mode. I do not totally shut it off. They said that computers work like refrigerators that it could stay on 24/7. So on that one night, I did not do anything different before going to bed but when I woke up the next day, my computer screen was blue with some digital messages. The most scary thing was I read "unloading data" and there is a countdown in seconds, that is running so fast. I do not know what to do but shut off the computer. I was praying hard that it will come back up and yes, it did but with a message that windows was improperly shut off and it recommended some repair options. Since I have no idea what was happening, I clicked what was recommended. It brought me to another page where it started to scan the computer for errors. It took 15 long minutes before the computer restarted. After that scan, it was running normal again. I was relieved and really thankful.

First thing I did after it was fixed was to update and run my virus protection. I got scared of what happened so finally I made a disk backup or recovery. I have been delaying to do this for the longest time but because of this scare, I cannot let it pass this time. Although I can get one from the manufacturer, it is better to have one in my possession that I can use it right away. So far so good, my computer is back to life.