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Earn Your Master's In Teaching Online

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of USC. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was reading an article today regarding the trends of teaching jobs. It says that we always need educators or teachers to fill the vacancies that will be left by thousands who are retiring in the future, mostly from baby boomer generation. This profession is one of the fastest growing careers now and in the coming years.

To be a teacher, you have to get a degree in education. Even if you are already a teacher, teaching education continues. At the University of Southern California (USC) Rossier School of Education’s MAT@USC, they are offering educators and aspiring teachers the prestige of earning a Master of Arts in Teaching. You will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching from an internationally renowned research institution with a 100 year history of educating teachers. MAT@USC has been ranked #22 in the United States, and #9 among all private universities by US News and World Report. Benefits of bein…

2010 New York Auto Show

The New York Auto Show, the largest auto show in the country will be held on April 2-11, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Center between 34th-39th streets and 11th Avenue in New York City. The public show dates is from Friday April 2nd up to Sunday April 11th. The show opens at 11am to 10:30 pm and on Sundays from 10am to 7pm. Official opening day is on the 3rd of April and festivities will start at 9am. Ticket prices are $14 for adults (age 13 up), $4 for kids (2-12) and infants 1 and under are free. A group rate of $12 is given for 10 tickets or more.

18,000 Mile Service

We were at the Jack Daniel's service center yesterday for the 18,000 mile service of our Routan. Since the VW service is closed on Saturdays, we have to go via the Audi service center which is right next door-both by JD. This is a free maintenance offered by VW up to 36,000 miles.
I brought to their attention that the AC was not blowing cold last weekend when the weather warmed up to almost 70 degrees. They found the Ac discharge line is leaking but has to be ordered. The shaking of the steering wheel when braking needs my brakes to be resurfaced.
So we have to bring the vehicle back as soon as they have the parts ordered. So far the Routan is running fine with no problems.

Feedback From Advertiser

You feel elated when an advertiser recognizes your work. I got this feedback from realtruck for the short post i made for them. I don't know what are the criteria/s of getting a rating but getting 3 tacks is much to be thankful for. Hope I get more opportunities from them in the future.

After The Storm

When its not a snowstorm, its gusty winds, rain and flooding. From Friday night to Saturday, we experienced non stop of rain with high winds of up to 70 mph. Thousands residents of the tri-state (ny, nj and ct) lost power, had flooding, uprooted trees (some fell on houses and cars) and storm related accidents. We are lucky our area is not badly affected by the storm.

I took some pictures today while we got stuck in traffic because of flood.

Pacquiao Vs. Clottey Live

Manny Pacquiao is No. 1 on yahoo's search right now. Manny will be defending the WBO welterweight title tonight against Joshua Clottey at the Dallas Cowboys $1.2 billion stadium owned by Jerry Jones in Arlington, Texas. Pacman is defending his WBO title that he won from Miguel Cotto last November. Joshua Clottey, a former welterweight titlist is a native of Ghana. He lost to Miguel Cotto by decision last June at the Madison Square Garden.
The fight will be aired live on HBO ppv starting 6pm tonight.
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If Only We Still Have The Truck

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of RealTruck. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am saying this because we need to transport a living room set for my friend who is moving in her new house. We used to own a pick up truck but we traded it with the van when the lease expired. Having a truck is sometimes handy saving you from paying for the delivery charge when you buy something bulky that would not fit in a car or van.

Our old truck was only 3 years old when we traded it in. That was my husband’s baby. He changed the tail lights and put truck bedliners to prevent the flat bed from scratches. The billet grille that was installed really enhanced the total look of the truck. That truck was well maintained, clean and still in good condition that is why we were able to get a high trade in value.

With the van now, all my husband has done was to change the seat covers, floor mats and put some vent visors. He cannot do anything that is so manly because he knows this is my vehicle while…

A Beautiful Day To Be On The Road

We had a beautiful sunny and warm weekend for the first time after being frozen in a cold weather for months. Of course, we hit the road for a day trip to enjoy the sunshine. It was a delight to see no more of the white stuff(snow) on the road, all melted and gone. Although the trees are still without leaves it would only take a few days before the leaves start to grow back now that warm weather is here.

That Needed Carwash

Finally we are seeing signs of spring time. We are having a sunny 50 degree weather today and a lot are having their car washed to rinse off the winter salt on cars. It was hubby's car which go washed today and we will have the van tomorrow. Hope there won't be any snow anymore. It is not officially spring until the 20th of March but to have plenty of sun and warmer days are already a treat for us.

Did I Do A Good Job?


after 2 hours
I did it by myself last Friday after the big snow storm we had. Hubby was at work and I don't want the snow to freeze - the more it will be harder to dig out my car. It took me more than 2 hours with my daughter in tow (trying to help but had fun playing in the snow). I cannot open the van at first and with the salt combined it was hard to shovel. But through sweat and sweat I was able to do it.
After this, I was knocked out. Woke up 3 hours later.