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january’s top commentators

announcement, communities

A big shout out goes out to all those who’ve visited this blog last month. I know that I have been missing in action here for the most part of January, but I thank those who took the time to comment + stop by, anyway! Here are my Top 10 commentators for January:

Gengen Gengen (2)
Jessica Cassidy Jessica Cassidy (2)
Jonathan Jonathan (2)
Leah H. Leah H. (2)
leira leira (2)
redamethyst redamethyst (2)
Aliz Aliz (1)
Ane Ane (1)
Arlene Arlene (1)
Best Style Tech Best Style Tech (1)

I will be sending a postcard to my top commentator. So wait for it in the mail! Don’t forget to leave those comment loves as I really enjoy reading all of them {+ answer some, too!}. Thanks + here’s to more postcards to mail + receive + hopefully more travel adventures to plot + make this February! 🙂

thank you image is not mine

the weekend blog follower caravan #30


Musings on meanderings is joining this week’s weekend blog follower caravan again. Why, you’d ask? To gain more followers + to discover new blogs to follow, at the same time, of course! ^_^

For this week’s task, we are to like each other’s Facebook Pages {kindly scroll down a bit more at my sidebar for the widget :)}. + remember, you can also get a chance to win $5 Paypal cash, courtesy of our lovely sponsors, Best Style Tech and Milk, Cereals and Chips So, what are you waiting for, ready to have new followers + vie for a cash prize, too? Join us now!

WBFC is a blogger-helping-another-blogger weekly meme, where you can gain new followers + hopefully, new friends, too! Simply click on the badge for more instruction on how to join!

musings on WBFC


I’ve been joining the Weekend Blog Follower Caravan for as long as I can remember + for a bit of nostalgia, you can check out my very first WBFC post here. It has been a cool + fascinating way to gather more blog followers + earn new friends, as well. + what do you know, just a moment ago, as I browse through my Facebook timeline checking out updates from friends + colleagues, I just found out WBFC made me $5 richer! Thank you so much to our beloved sponsors. ^_^

Anyway, for this week, it is musings on meanderings‘ {along with A Network of Entertainmentturn to sponsor for our caravan. What a great way to bid goodbye to 2011 + to usher in the New Year, right? So, do join us! Our task, by the way, is to follow each other via NetworkedBlog. My widget’s up on my sidebar, you just have to scroll down a bit more, thanks! 🙂

How do we play Weekend Blog Followers Caravan again? Simply click on the badge to get to our host’s post for more details.  Now on with meandering through the hop! 🙂

traveling with little kids

traveled to Manila for our Postcrossing EB, with my little man

Traveling with the little ones can really be so much stressful + can take much from your energy. Not only will it be extra difficult moving about with a kiddo that is just a bagful of energies, but you will also have to carry a bagful of baby + children essentials, too.

That is why it is best to be  prepared when traveling with your little ones. Here are a few tips to ace it without losing your patience or your grip!

  1. Don’t bring the entire house with you. Mums tend to go overboard + pack whichever items come to mind so they end up with a bigger baggage compared to what’s originally planned. Learn the art of organized packing and make sure to bring what’s only necessary to avoid excess baggage.
  2. To keep the tantrums at bay, keep the little ones full by bringing lots of food they can munch on, especially on long trips, and keep them entertained by packing a few toys + books, too.
  3. The little children should always be in a car seat, if you do not have a car seat {like me}, make sure you sit beside your kiddo or carry him on your lap in the duration of the trip. Sitting in front of the car is also a big no no!
  4. Make sure the little ones take their nap prior to your trip or have them sleep in the car while traveling, that way the will have enough energy to enjoy wherever it is that you are going.
  5. A few must-have’s in your baby bag: an extra change of clothes for your little one, baby wipes, extra diapers, bottles + milk, his very own water bottle.

My little man is slowly growing up + little by little we manage to travel with only too few accoutrements, that can fit my little mailman bag. Hopefully when he gets much bigger, I’ll be able to get rid of carrying bulky + over-sized carry-alls! I will tell you more about our recent trip to Manila next time 🙂

Anyway, on another note, WBFC {which this blog has participated on several occasions} has a new home + a new host. Mommy Rubz passed the torch to sis Ane just a few days ago. To start the ball rolling we are back to square one + following each other’s blog via GFC {mine is just somewhere there in my sidebar, so I hope you will indulge me ^_^}. Do leave a comment to let me know you dropped by + I shall be delighted to return the favor.


If you haven’t joined WBFC, it’s about time you do. Apart from getting more followers, you might just win $5 Paypal cash, too, courtesy of our generous sponsors for the week: Our Travels and Home Stuff 101. By the way, don’t forget to check out my little giveawaywhile your here. 🙂 

Photo credits go to Gene, who blogs at Wandering Gene.