Don't you get paranoid with the constant threat of viruses, malwares, spywares, trojans, phishing and other unknown malicious codes in your computer?
I am. I do banking transactions online, use Ebay and Paypal and I store most of my important documents and pictures in my email. What if somebody gets access to my PayPal or bank accounts and withdraws my money or use my account in Ebay to do to any kind of fraud of deception? What about theft identity? I could go on and the list would be endless. This is the real world and there are just people who want to inflict harm to others.
To solve my dilemma, I decided to invest in a good quality anti-virus and internet security software system.
I think it is also important for parents to have parental control over what kinds of sites their children can browse or visit. It's also useful if the anti-spyware software can block phishing sites. I haven't decided which anti-virus to use but I think Zsecurity is a good option. The customer support is excellent and many users have proven that the product is indeed effective.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I want my life to be
plain and simple
We are never sure
when our lives will be over
I want to be prepared for that day
I want to meet my Creator
I need to invest my time for things that last for eternity.
Two prime functions of a home are shelter and security. We live in a home where we can do anything we need and want to do and feel safe whenever we are in it.
However, due to the increase of crime rates, it's hard to feel entirely secure and safe even within the bounds of our own homes, even with a home security.
Recently, I have been thinking of installing a Home Security Surveillance System at home. My folks are both old now, and I have no training whatsoever in self-defense. It's not being paranoid but being careful and doing precautionary measures to lessen if not avoid threats of attacks, burglary or accidents.
I've been looking for an easy-to-use and affordable home security system. I found Advanced Direct Security but it's only available in the US. I have to find a local one.
Forgive my silence for a long time. You just don't know what I have been through.
I am happy to announce that I just turned a year older. I celebrated my birthday last August 26.
It was a bittersweet moment for me. There were many things running in my head, but were hard to express in words. I was very grateful for all the undeserved blessings and regretful for all the wrong decisions I have made, which I have no chance to redo or undo.
Let me tell you a bad news; A week before my birthday, I lost a big sum of money. Don't ask me how much or what happened because I won't tell you. I just couldn't believe how everything was so blurry, so fast, I couldn't exactly recall the details.
It was a big loss for me since I worked so hard to earn that money but it just disappeared so quickly. But there were so many things I was able to reflect and realize because of it, which I believe, God allowed to happen so I can ponder on them.
I would have been so disappointed but how could I? All I could see around me are blessings and unmerited favor from the Almighty.
I am still able to behold and the beauty of the world. I can see faces of people and beautiful sceneries; I can read without any need for glasses or contact lenses. I didn't lose my sense of sight. I can still see.
I am still able to hear the sound of cars' engines, listen to my favorite comedian's wacky comments on TV and listen to my boyfriend whine about how painful it is for his eyes to gaze transfixed at the computer for a long time. Although the ENT doctor said that I am moderately deaf on right ear, I didn't lose my sense of hearing. I can still hear.
Imagine if I had an accident where I could be crippled, debilitated, or detained in bed for days or years. If that happens, I might not be able to walk or move my body. I just lost a certain amount of money but I didn't lose my mobility. I can still walk. I can still move.
Imagine if I got terribly sick, it would be too difficult for me or for my family. I don't know how it would feel like, but as for now, I am healthy, I have no sickness. I am blessed. I am thankful.
I didn't lose my job. I can still work. I can earn money and get so much more.
To add, here's what my boyfriend has to say:
"What else do you have to ask for? You have the love of your family; good health; a good job and best of all, you have me, your best husband to be."
Indeed, life's trials has become more bearable with him by my side. I guess I still have to remember that whatever God gives, He can take away; and whatever the circumstance is, I still have to praise Him.
I am thankful. I am truly grateful. I wish these words suffice how my heart really feels. God, I am so thankful.
photo credit: here
Friday, August 14, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thirty-one days more to go and I'm off to visit the exotic city of Krung Thep, popularly known as Bangkok.
I've always been interested in Thailand. It is the only country in southeast Asia that had not been colonized by any western country, where a mixture of cultural and traditional influences of its neighboring countries and its own abound and are preserved, but also embraced the modernization of our global world.
Thailand is the country where we can find the most devout Buddhists and their temples. Elephants are both a tourist attraction and a means of transportation. We also hear of their tuk-tuks (three-wheeled taxi for short distances) and bargain centers for shopping.
I grabbed a local airline promo last May and was able to get round-trip tickets for flights this September. I paid $96 all-in, including the basic fare, taxes and airport fees. However, I didn't know then that September is the rainiest month of the year in Bangkok and this city has the worst traffic jam and pollution in the world (according to travel guides I've read when I tried to search the internet on what to expect when in Bangkok).
But hey, I am still excited. I am going to visit my sister there. I hope God gives me a favor by granting me a safe and enjoyable trip.