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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The St. Paul's Chapel-New York (Part 2)

Here is a note about St. Paul's Chapel that made a history in the whole wide world.

For nearly a year after the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, St. Paul's Chapel served as a relief mission for recovery workers at Ground Zero. Over 14,000 volunteers worked in 12 hour shifts to provide solace, comfort and care for 2,000 workers each day.

St. Paul's Chapel became the spiritual home of Ground Zero.

For many, it was the first time they had ever volunteered, and they discovered that one individual's efforts could indeed make a difference. The poet Chester Johnson was one of the many who came to St. Paul's offering his help to those who needed hope and healing. Like many who volunteered their time, he discovered that what he took away from this place of extraordinary ministry was far greater than what he brought in.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Holiday Eyeglass Frames!


With the world economy still suffering, I am sure many of us are holding on tight budget, making sure we don't get indulge in too much spending. But where else can you find an eyeglasses shop online that offers affordable eyeglasses and Holiday frames, and yet still considered to be high quality made products? Zenni Optical is a leader when it comes to serving its customers in offering very affordable and yet with high quality and stylish prescription eyeglasses not only locally but worldwide - the only obvious reason why they are still making big waves this holiday season :).
Don't forget to check Zenni Optical's latest collection on the various selection of stylish frames designed for the holidays. With as little as $8.00, you can get a good pair without hurting your budget, don't you think? For an $8.00, you can get a complete 1.57 high index lens prescription eyeglasses! What a good deal...and so far the best deal you can get online.
All eyeglasses orders that you buy come with high quality stylish frame, thin and light 1.57 index lens, anti-scratching coating, full UV protection, lens edge polishing and beveling, quality hard eyeglass case, microfiber lens cleaning cloth with a full guarantee. The entire package is worth more than the price. So, don't miss the chance to grab this opportunity.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas at Longwoods


December 26, '08
It's a glittering Christmas in the garden at Longwood. The Outdoor Light Festival is spectacular as the magic of the season comes alive! More than half-million outdoor lights adorn 74 trees that continues to enchant both old and young. The Main Fountain Garden has illuminated trees surrounding it creating a winter wonderland effect.


One of the best is the Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows synchronized to holiday music. The fountain is illuminated with vibrant colors and a glittering backdrop of snowflakes suspended in mid-air.

There are so much things to watch and do there. Try a visit...I just did! :).

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Hotel Abri

If you are traveling either by pleasure or business in San Francisco, there is a san francisco hotel that you can always rely on located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square and is conveniently located close to nightlife, shopping, dining, art and theater shows, as well as just steps away to the Financial District and Moscone Convention Center. Hotel abri is ideal for a modern day urban traveler that takes care of guests into further relaxation and peaceful rest amidst the bustling city streets. This hotel is designed with a contemporary art urban interior and decor and is equipped with upscale amenities, as well as it provides the uniquely sensorial experience of a Larkspur collection hotel accompanied by a comfortable and energetic vibe.
Abri hotel san francisco is one type of place you can be proud of with its luxurious amenities that it can offer, namely Larkspur's signature FeatherBorne Bed Package, L'Occitane bathroom products, and a 42" LCD TV with advanced technology features and more. You can conveniently check the availability of your room before you book online. You can also make reservations by phone with the number provided on the home page at the bottom.
Are you AAA member? Here's the good news. You can save 20% off their best available rate and receive a $25 gas card as well. Don't forget to check on their specials menu page for more special promotions.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Leading Executive Recruiter

For those who are more or less involved in the world of recruitment, perhaps many of you have already heard about Dennis Carey. But for those who are not familiar about him, Mr. Carey has been considered the leading executive recruiter for CEOs and corporate directors for some of the largest companies in the world. Of course, being as such is not as easy as what you see or think. Recruiting involves deeper significant knowledge of identifying potential leaders that can achieve a company's complex goals. After all, the success or downfall of a certain company greatly depends on the quality of those leaders of top-level management.
Dennis Carey carries this expertise. He has been developing impressive records of achievements while conducting searches for leaders of several companies such as American Standard, Tyco International, 3M, MCI and many more.
Various achievements and several high ranking positions have been delegated to Mr. Carey, being a highly educated profile in his own chosen field. For more information, you can check some given links at the bottom of the given link provided on this post.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Romantic San Diego Restaurants

If you are into world class dining with a romantic ambiance, there are banquet facilities in San Diego California worth going to like Trattoria Acqua. This restaurant is situated on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the La Jolla Cove. And if you love Italian cuisine, you'll not regret you chose this place.

Trattoria Acqua is inspired with a Mediterranean view located in the village of La Jolla, that continous to awe you as you dine and enjoy world class viewing! ;).
Don't forget to try their pastas made on the premises daily, their mouth watering grilled fish, free range fowl and Harris Ranch meats, seafood and salads. They also offer various selections of wine and beverages as well.

Check their banquet menus as well for specifics you would like to have depending on your meal. They offer banquet lunch, banquet dinner, gourmet banquet lunch, gourmet banquet dinner and amuse. Various banquet rooms are as well available, so be sure to check them online.

If you prefer to receive regular updates on specials, recipes, coupons, events, etc., sign up for free to receive their newsletter online.

You can call or book online. Visit them today and check their mouth watering banquet menus.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The St. Paul's Chapel - New York (Part 1)



On November 29, 2008, I got the chance to visit St. Paul's Chapel. This chapel is so far Manhattan's oldest public building in continous use. There are long stories about this chapel that made itself a part of American and world book history when the 911 attack happened. There are so much things to be shared as well, but let me just share to you a poem by J. Chester Johnson that describes this chapel when that fateful day happened:

It stood. Not a window broken. Not a stone dislodged.
It stood when nothing else did.
It stood when terrorists brought September down.
It stood among myths. It stood among ruins.

To stand was its purpose, long lines prove that.
It stands, and around it now, a shrine of letters, poems, acrostics, litter of the heart.
It is the standing people want:
To grieve, serve and tend celebrate the lasting stone of St. Paul's Chapel.

And deep into its thick breath, the largest banner fittingly from Oklahoma climbs heavenward with hands as stars, hands as stripes, hands as a flag;
and a rescuer reaches for a stuffed toy to collect a touch;
and George Washington's pew doesn't go unused.

Charity fills a hole or two.

It stood in place of other sorts.
It stood when nothing else could.
The great had fallen, as the brute hardware came down.

It stood.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Top Vacation Rental Site

Looking for a good vacation rentals online? Don't go much further...it's a waste of time doing it. There is one good site worth recommending, - rentalo.com and take note; it's no ordinary site but considered to be a top vacation rental site online.
If you happen to be close to Ocean City, Maryland or New Jersey perhaps and you are currently searching for ocean city maryland vacation rentals listings, rentalo.com is the place where you should do your searching. The site's powerful interface helps your search for vacation rentals much more easier, much more faster and convenient to use. You can further try using their property smart search on their homepage and check the appropriate boxes. Voila! Your complete directory listing is in front of you instantly. Cool, isn't it? And who does not want special offers? Well, rentalo.com has a lot of discount offers and take note: - it's worldwide!
I must admit, I am a Maryland resident, and a frequent traveler at that. I and my husband were trying to look for a vacation rental ad on a newspaper closer to our place last year, but we didn't find one and we ended up going to the western coast of the US, more than a thousand miles away from our home where we felt just "away from home." We didn't even thought of searching the internet...well, that was an act of what we call "spur of the moment" decision-making. It's just a surprising feeling to discover later that it was like I was just one step away to the right place but turned my back and chose walking more than a thousand miles to a foreign place.
We should have used this on that previous vacation we had. That was a big regret but there is always "next time", right? ;).

No wonder Rentalo.com is being used by more than five million travelers for their vacation rentals search, as well as it provides listings for good hotels, condos, apartments, etc. Rentalo.com is considered to be the world's largest online vacation rentals offering access to 120,000 properties to its customers, with a lot of exclusive deals from hotels, inns, condos and apartments worldwide.
You can also subscribe to their free newsletter that gives you the latest travel news and updates.

Rentalo has a lot more to offer and more informations to discover by visiting their site. Make your vacation worth cherishing and exciting with even big discounts! Hop in and get to know them today!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Those of you who just want pure shopping, dining and entertainment in Boston, the best place to go to is in Faneuil Hall Marketplace. There is no magical place in the center of Boston such as this ;). - it combines the glories of Boston's past with the urban sophistication of the city today. Just a step off the freedom Trail, the marketplace is within an easy walk to the New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Paul Revere's House, and the Boston Common.

The marketplace is as well a home to over 40 nationally known and locally loved shops offering a unique selection of jewelry, formal and casual clothing, accessories and giftware.

For fine dining options, there are 16 restaurants, and the Quincy Market Colonnade's 35 eateries boasting international flavors and local favorites. Whether it's a power-lunch, a friendly get together, or a special romantic dinner, the Marketplace provides a range of upscale and casual dining alternatives.

World renowned street performers are captivating with their hilarious comedy routines, musical fanfare, etc...take time to meet them on the streets! :).

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Who Loves the Outdoors?

If you are a nature hiker, a traveler or just love the outdoors, I guess it's time to check your gears. When it comes to adventure outdoors, Sierra Adventure Gear is the ideal place that you can go to.
From the beautiful deserts of California to the frozen tundra of the Arctic, they provide all kinds of various gears depending on your outdoor adventure. Having the correct gear can be an unforgettable fun of outdoor adventure or experience as well as a good protection from dangers or life-threatening event. From bags and backpacks to flashlights, emergency kits to watches, name it, Sierra Adventure Gear has it.
By the way, check their huge collection of Maxpedition Gear products if you are needing bags or backpacks. Besides being affordable and with reasonable prices, they are durable hard-use gears. If you order over $75.00 worth of any items and products online, you are entitled to free shipping. You can visit them online at sierraadventuregear.com or you can contact them either by phone, mail or through email on their contact page provided on their web page. Check all of their products as well if you are needing some other gears for your outdoor needs. They are continously expanding their inventory, so keep checking on their site.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

New England Aquarium - Boston, MA


The New England Aquarium is located at Boston's waterfront (Long Wharf). We spent the rest of our day dropping by at the aquarium after watching at the IMAX Theater.
We've been to many aquariums before, but since we were there, we thought of using our remaining time before going back to our hotel.
We were able to catch the Penguin Feedings by the biologists that early afternoon. And yes, those penguins are really cute, but when it comes to eating their food, - they devour their fish whole! :). As we climbed further on the 2nd floor, we were amused to see at least more than 130 different species of animals ina giant ocean tank. This is the spot where you can really see each one of them up close.

Harbor Seal {Front Plaza} - this is just located at the left side fronting the aquarium on its main entrance. There are scheduled harbor seal training sessions here. You can watch them for free as they interact with their trainers. it's usually held at 10am, 11:45am and 3:45pm. Catch those times so you won't miss them.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Simons IMAX Theater - Boston

The Simons IMAX Theater is adjacent to the New England Aquarium. Since we both love 3D shows, my husband and I opted to go there and purchased tickets for two shows that lasted 45 minutes each.
We watched the Wild Ocean 3D which is all about a massive feeding frenzy that takes place in the oceans of South Africa where billions of fish migrate up to the KwaZulu-Natal Wild Coast.
In the movie, you'll witness the breaching whales, frenzied sharks, herding dolphins and diving gannets compete in an epic underwater struggle for survival.
We liked Dolphins and Whales 3D: Tribes of the Ocean better. This film showcases small and giant marine mammals, including hump back and sperm whales, orcas and dolphins, as they behave naturally in the wild: interacting socially, playing, feeding, breeding, migrating and perpetually fighting for their survival.

If you happened to be around the area, you can drop by Simons IMAX in the morning to watch Grand Canyon Adventure 3D or The Dark Knight: IMAX Experience. We were wanting to watch the show but both of the shows are scheduled in the morning by which our schedules don't allow.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

10% OFF Vacuum Cleaner Bags, Belts and Filters

Indeed, I consider this a good news and at the same time, a perfect timing for our vacuum cleaning needs at home. We have a Kirby vacuum cleaner that we bought 2 years ago. The vacuum bags were free together with the purchase. We are running low on those bags and I had a difficult time finding them in many of the stores. I am so glad I got this to post because I've my own experience to tell :).
Well, here's the good news! EZvacuum.com is offering 10% discount for all your vacuum cleaners bags belts filters brushrolls machines and a lot more. I was so delighted to discover that they also offer Kirby Vacuum bags with a pretty much affordable price too. The offer from exclusive outlets are more expensive by online orders plus shipping costs.
If you want to buy your vacuum cleaner that helps you combat allergens at home, there are some cleaners highly recommended at EZ Vacuum site as well.
EZ Vacuum offers complete vacuum needs, so avail of their holiday special savings today before it ends. Just use the code EZVAC10 upon ordering to get your discount. If you order more than $50. worth of products, you are entitled to a free shipping. Or else, they charge very low shipping charges compared to other stores. Don't miss the chance, go get your savings today at EZvacuum.com.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Boston At Night


Your Guide to Boston's Top Night Time Attractions:

Boston is an ideal place to navigate by foot and thus named "America's Walking City". Every year, the city of Boston is visited by over 12 million visitors. Boston residents are proud of their city's world class sports teams, top medical and educational facilities, as well as its unique position in American history. It offers a wide variety of things to do and caters to almost any interest.
Whether you enjoy shopping, fine dining, history, arts, theaters...the city of Boston is your place!

Night Time Ideas:
  1. Quincy Market - situated on the freedom trail, this market is also known as Faneuil Hall, named after one of its buildings. it's surrounded by some old pubs and restaurants, and is the home to an unusual blend of shops, historical buildings and restaurants. If you love to do some shopping and eat as well, this is a good place to go to.
  2. North End - this are populated by dozens of family owned Italian restaurants. Be sure to look for Paul Revere's house, the USS Constitution and the Old North Church, while strolling the streets.
  3. Harvard - one of the most prestigious universities and has the distinction of being an "Ivy League" school. Take a stroll through the 22 acre park that composes Harvard yard. There are many buildings and statues that adorn the campus. Afterwards, you can proudly (and truthfully) declare - "I went to Harvard"! :).
  4. Fenway Twilight Tours - Visit the oldest ballpark in major league baseball, which is known as "America's most beloved ball park," and home to some of baseball's greatest players. This tour starts at 5 and 6pm and lasts 1.5 hours.
  5. Bostix - if you're in the mood for theater, visit Bostix booth for discounted tickets. There are 2 locations; Cosley Square -10AM-6PM (Mon.-Sat.); 11AM-4PM (Sun.) and Faneuil Hall - 10AM-6PM (Tues.-Sat.); 11AM-4PM (Sun.)
  6. Ghosts and Graveyards - This unique trolley tour shows you Boston's darker side. Hear stories of the city's gravest moments and its most ghoulish individuals. It includes a walking tour of 2 of Boston's oldest burying grounds. Tours start at 6, 7, 8 and 9PM.
  7. Museum of Fine Arts - if you love arts, this place houses nearly 450,000 works of art including an extensive treasury of Asian art. Opens until 9:45pm.
  8. Medieval Manor - dinner theater where you go back to the middle ages. You will be served a 6 course banquet eaten without a fork, knife or spoon. While you dine, you'll be entertained by a troop of actors.
  9. Salem - This is a home to America's #1 Haloween celebration. While there, visit the House of Seven Gables, the Salem Witch Museum, or anyone of the other "haunted" events.
  10. Newburry Street - this street boasts some of Boston's most high end shopping. Mostly are signature brands such as Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Louis Vuitton, etc. Most shops close at 7pm. There are also some of Boston's best restaurants here.
There you go, you will now have somewhere to go just in case you're new to Boston. Have fun!

Kmart 25,000 Quality Gifts Under $25

Kmart is indeed going all the way with all the exciting, mind blowing deals they could offer this holiday season.
It's time for all the shoppers out there to check it out; - an incomparable assortment of exciting gifts from America's most respected brands for your family and loved ones. And just imagine, there are more than 25,000 gifts under $25. More choices of products make you get the best of what you like to give this Christmas, right? Some coveted brands are included such as Martha Stewart, Craftsman, Celebrations by Radko and many more. No wonder why many shoppers have turned to be regular customers at Kmart for quality products that they can afford. It's primarily for the fact that prices are budget friendly and yet with good quality.
I saw one ideal gift for my mother in-law; - a beautiful blue topaz heart pendant with matching earrings for only $19.99! She loves jewelries, and they are really perfect for her as well. Definitely, I'll be getting one for myself as well ;). These prices are just amazing deals! This is also a perfect timing for my husband to have some more dress shirts for only $19.99. I think I will just have to tell him about this deal, so he can grab some at the store, lol!
Check your Kmart stores or online to find more unbeatable prices for your gift items. For sure you will get more extensive savings and more value for your money.
Happy shopping! :).
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