Saturday, December 6, 2008

Congratz Manny!


Congratulations Manny Pacquiao for defeating Oscar Dela Hoya on the 8th round. Truly a one of a kind Filipino.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Pacquiao vs Dela Hoya


I'm not a boxing fanatic but people I know are talking like crazy about this dream match between Oscar Dela Hoya and our very own filipino Manny Pacquiao. The fight night will be tomorrow at Las Vegas, Nevada. I know a lot of people out there especially the Filipinos are extremely excited and hoping that Manny will win the victory. Well then let's hope and pray for Manny's success tomorrow. Best of luck Manny!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Soothe Soar Throat

I'm experiencing sore throat right now. I found this simple remedies to reduce the pain and so I decided might as well share it. Here it is:

Tomato Juice
For temporary relief of sore throat symptoms, gargle with a mixture of 1/2 cup tomato juice and 1/2 cup hot water, plus about 10 drops hot pepper sauce.

Vinegar
Here are three ways that you can make a sore throat feel better:
  • If your throat is left raw by a bad cough, or even a speaking or singing engagement, you'll find fast relief by gargling with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt dissolved in a glass of warm water; use several times a day if needed.


  • For sore throats associated with a cold or flu, combine 1/4 cup cider vinegar and 1/4 cup honey and take 1 tablespoon every four hours.


  • To soothe both a cough and a sore throat, mix 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup water, 4 teaspoons honey, and 1 teaspoon hot sauce. Swallow 1 tablespoon four or five times daily, including one before bedtime. Warning: Children under one year old should never be given honey.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Got approval from Socialspark

Yesterday I received an email from socialspark that my blog has been approved. I'm happy that it was approved but on the other hand I don't know what to do next. Anyway I'm still asking some couple of friends for some inputs. I hope I'll be able to figure it out in the coming days. I also submitted my blog to Payperpost or PPP and still waiting to hear something from them. Well then I'll just post some more later on. For now Ciao everyone. Seize the day!!!

Egg/Custard Pie



I'm craving for egg pie/custard pie like a month now. Fortunately today, its my rest day and so I was able to make one. I'm so proud of myself. Modesty aside it's next to perfection, just kidding. hehehe! So here's how my pie looks like and I can't believe how simple and easy to make one. If you wanna try it here's how:

Ingredients:

1 homemade pie crust
3 large eggs
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1 can evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Preparation:

Pre heat oven to 130 C or 330 F.

For filling: Whip eggs, butte and sugar until creamy then add the remaining ingredients. Stir well. Pour filling in unbaked pie crust. Bake for 30 mins or until firm.



I Am Grateful Because


1. I have God in my life.

2. I have the undying love and support of my Family and Friends.

3. I have the greatest man in the whole universe and I couldn't ask for more.

4. I've been through a lot of obstacles in life which made me a better person.

5. God has given me the greatest gift and that is LIFE.

Be Thankful

"Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times,
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary
Because it means you've made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings."

Thank you Ms Ray, for this tag. I am passing this to five other bloggers, namely Joy, Grace, Geraldine, Ruby and Jacky

Rules:
1. Write down 5 things you are grateful for and the 5 bloggers you are tagging.
2. Add a quote on gratitude.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Today is Cyber Monday


The term Cyber Monday refers to the Monday immediately following Black Friday, the ceremonial kick-off of the holiday online shopping season in the United States between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Whereas Black Friday is associated with traditional brick-and-mortar stores, "Cyber Monday" symbolizes a busy day for online retailers. The premise was that consumers would return to their offices after the Black Friday weekend, making purchases online that they were not able to make in stores. Although that idea has not survived the test of time, Cyber Monday has evolved into a significant marketing event, sponsored by the National Retail Federation's Shop.org division, in which online retailers offer low prices and promotions.

So guys start searching for deals now!!!

My baby





This is Andy my sister's daughter, she is like my own daughter too that's why I call her my baby. I was checking some new photos on my sister's page and came across with this pictures. I can't believe how time goes by so fast. Three years ago she was just our little bundle of joy but now she doesn't want to be called baby anymore. Oh I miss her so much.

World AIDS Day


World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of infection. AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007 and an estimated 33 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007, of which about 270,000 were children. The concept of a World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since then, it has been taken up by governments, international organizations and charities around the world.

Friday, November 28, 2008

It's good to be back...

WOW! It's almost like a month since I last updated my blog. I just don't have enough time to do it but I am so glad and grateful to those who still spent some time to visit my blog. Oh before I forget I just want to greet each and everyone a Belated Happy Thanksgiving! It's a little late greetings though but anyhow it's better than never, hehehe! I hope you guys had fun celebrating it with your loved ones.

Today, I tried to wake up early to catch up the biggest sale at Walmart, I was planning to buy the computer which is only like $398, it's a good deal but unfortunately I felt too tired and decided not to go. Anyway there's always next time.

Well I'm a little sleepy now, also I don't have much more to share about my personal life, nothing so interesting happening right now. I'll just post some more and visit some blogs tomorrow I guess. Ciao...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

YES!

After my work today, I went on grocery shopping and for the very first time I didn't go beyond my budget, YES... It feels so good because I've been trying so hard to stay in the budget but I ended up buying stuff that's not on my list. I realized that I need to save up now since Christmas is very soon and I have a long list for Christmas presents. I'm still looking for places where I can get some good deal.

Anyway, thanks to those who keep on visiting my blog, I just don't have enough time right now to visit your blogs, maybe in the coming days. I need to get some rest now. I'm a little tired! Have a Good night everyone...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Top Design Winner

Top design is one of my favorite TV show on Bravo TV and last night was their finale. Nathan who is originally from Denver, Colorado won the Top design. He is my favorite designer for this season. I do love his style, he always make sure that his work is all done and polished in all their challenges. He really deserved the $100,000 and the title Top design. Congratulations Nathan!

Here are some photos of his designs:



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama's Victory


Barack Obama swept to victory as the nation's first black president of United States of America. The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his historic triumph by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain. Indeed a historic win for Obama.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

United States Presidential Election of 2008

It's Election Day!

The United States presidential election of 2008 is the 56th consecutive quadrennial United States presidential election and will select the President and the Vice President of the United States.

Two years of campaigning have come to an end. The results are going to start rolling in soon. This is going to be one of the biggest thing in the American history. Well then let's wait and see for the results later on.

Monday, November 3, 2008

12 simple ways to supercharge your brain

If you want to enhance the function of your brain, here are some things you can begin doing as soon as today to begin the great brain tune up:

Eat Almonds
Almond is believed to improve memory. If a combination of almond oil and milk is taken together before going to bed or after getting up at morning, it strengthens our memory power. Almond milk is prepared by crushing the almonds without the outer cover and adding water and sugar to it.

Drink Apple Juice
Research from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) indicates that apple juice increases the production of the essential neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain, resulting in an increased memory power.

Sleep well
Research indicates that the long-term memory is consolidated during sleep by replaying the images of the experiences of the day. These repeated playbacks program the subconscious mind to store these images and other related information.

Enjoy simple Pleasures
Stress drains our brainpower. A stress-ridden mind consumes much of our memory resources to leave us with a feeble mind. Make a habit to engage yourself in few simple pleasures everyday to dissolve stress from your mind. Some of these simple pleasures are good for your mind, body and soul.

  • Enjoy music you love

  • Play with your children

  • Appreciate others

  • Run few miles a day, bike or swim

  • Start blog
  • Take a yoga class or total wellness routine

Exercise your mind
Just as physical exercise is essential for a strong body, mental exercise is equally essential for a sharp and agile mind. Have you noticed that children have far superior brainpower than an adult does? Children have playful minds. A playful mind exhibits superior memory power. Engage in some of the activities that require your mind to remain active and playful.

  • Play scrabble or crossword puzzle

  • Volunteer

  • Interact with others

  • Start a new hobby such as blogging, reading, painting, bird watching

  • Learn new skill or a foreign language

Practice Yoga or Meditation
Yoga or Meditation relives stress. Stress is a known memory buster. With less stress, lower blood pressure, slower respiration, slower metabolism, and released muscle tension follows. All of these factors contribute significantly towards increases in our brainpower.

Reduce Sugar intake
Sugar is a non-food. It’s a form of carbohydrate that offers illusionary energy, only to cause a downhill slump once the initial burst has been worn off. Excess intake of sugar results in neurotic symptoms. Excess sugar is known to cause claustrophobia, memory loss and other neurotic disorders. Eat food without adding sugar. Stay away from sweet drinks or excess consumption of caffeine with sugar.

Eat whole wheat
The whole wheat germs contain lecithin. Lecithin helps ease the problem of the hardening of the arteries, which often impairs brain functioning.

Eat a light meal at night
A heavy meal at night causes tossing and turning and a prolonged emotional stress while at sleep. It’s wise to eat heavy meal during the day when our body is in motion to consume the heavy in-take. Eating a light meal with some fruits allows us to sleep well. A good night sleep strengthens our brainpower.

Develop imagination
Greeks mastered the principle of imagination and association to memorize everything. This technique requires one to develop a vivid and colorful imagination that can be linked to a known object. If you involve all your senses - touching, feeling, smelling, hearing and seeing in the imagination process, you can remember greater details of the event.

Control your temper
Bleached food, excess of starch or excess of white bread can lead to nerve grating effect. This results in a violent and some time depressive behavior. Eat fresh vegetables. Drink lots of water and meditate or practice yoga to relieve these toxic emotions of temper and stressful mood swings.

Take Vitamin B-complex
Vitamin B-complex strengthens memory power. Eat food and vegetables high in Vitamin B-complex. Stay away from the starch food or white bread, which depletes the Vitamin B-complex necessary for a healthy mind.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Daylight saving time (DST)


At 2:00 am local today, most of the United States (except Hawaii and Arizona) will leave daylight saving time behind and fall back an hour to standard time.

Daylight saving time is the convention of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn. Modern DST was first proposed in 1907 by the English builder William Willet. Many countries have used it since then; details vary by location and change occasionally.

The practice is controversial. Adding daylight to afternoons benefits retailing, sports, and other activities that exploit sunlight after working hours, but causes problems for farming, entertainment and other occupations tied to the sun. Traffic fatalities are reduced when there is extra afternoon daylight; its effect on health and crime is less clear. Although an early goal of DST was to reduce evening usage of incandescent lightning, formerly a primary use of electricity, modern heating and cooling usage patterns greatly differ and research about how DST currently affects energy use is limited and contradictory.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!




Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Halloween is celebrated on the evening of October 31; today it is often celebrated in the morning and afternoon as well. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting haunted attractions, carving jack-o'-lantern, reading scary stories, and watching horror movies. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century. Halloween is celebrated in several countries of the Western world, most commonly in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, and at times in parts of New Zealand.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Back...

I'm back! As usual I was so busy the past few days and wasn't able to do some updates on my blog but then it's good to be back and thanks to those who keep on visiting my blog. Today I received my first ever check. I should have took some pictures before I deposit the check and post it here, my bad I forgot. It's not that much anyway hehehe! but it's much better than nothing. Also today I have my off but it's not going to be a rest day since I need to baby sit my niece until tonight and I'm just waiting for her mom to drop her off. For sure it's going to be a stressful day and so I must prepare now. Ciao...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fall season


When I got home from work today, I decided to do some exercise and ended up walking like 2 miles. It was a nice weather outside and fall season is more visible. Color change of leaves occur now and some are starting to fall. It only means that the transition of seasons won't be that long enough, cold weather will start very soon but I already prepared all my winter clothes and other things. I usually do my winter shopping when winter season ends, it only means that everything will be on sale because they need to get rid all of those winter stuff and starts to prepare for spring season. It saves a lot! Oh it's already past 12, I better go to bed now. Good nigth/Good morning everyone...

Great Morning

It's a great morning! I feel much better now though I still have some colds but it's not that bad compared 2 days ago. I got it from one of those girls at work, I forget her name, she kept on coughing and sneezing, as I expected I'm one of those who unfortunately got it due to poor immune system because of stress. But anyway I'm ok now, in a while I need to prepare for work. I'll just visit some of the blogs later on. Ciao...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Blogger Buddy

CLICK HERE TO GET THIS AWARD

Thanks a lot Dhemz for considering me as one of your blog buddy. It's my turn now to pass this on to the following bloggers Grace, Joy, Anna, Elendil, Marikit, Flor, Niar and Ask Ms Recipe.

Have a Great Day!



Have a great day everyone! God bless you all...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Clear Up Acne

Everyone hates Acne, I had the worse acne like 3 months ago and I'm so glad that it's all gone now. Anyway to those who's experiencing Acne here's some ordinary things that can help say goodbye to acne and hello to clearer and more healthy skin.


Aspirin
Even those of us who are well past adolescence can get the occasional pimple. Put the kibosh on those annoying blemishes by crushing one aspirin and moistening it with a bit of water. Apply the paste to the pimple, and let it sit for a couple of minutes before washing off with soap and water. It will reduce the redness and soothe the sting. If the pimple persists, repeat the procedure as needed until it's gone.

Olive Oil
Okay, the notion of applying oil to your face to treat acne does sound a bit wacky. Still, many folks swear this works: Make a paste by mixing 4 tablespoons salt with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Pour the mixture onto your hands and fingers and work it around your face. Leave it on for a minute or two, then rinse it off with warm, soapy water. Apply daily for one week, then cut back to two or three times weekly. You should see a noticeable improvement in your condition. (The principle is that the salt cleanses the pores by exfoliation, while the olive oil restores the skin's natural moisture.)

Toothpaste
Your teenager is bemoaning a prominent pimple, and the day before the dance too! Tonight, have her or him dab a bit of non-gel, nonwhitening toothpaste on the offending spot, and it should be dried up by morning. The toothpaste dehydrates the pimple and absorbs the oil. This remedy works best on pimples that have come to a head. Caution: This remedy may be irritating to sensitive skin.

EMAIL FROM GOD

I got this from WOF and decided to post it so others can also read this beautiful message.

To: YOU
Date: TODAY
From: GOD
Subject:YOURSELF
Reference: LIFE

This is God.Today I will be handling All of your problems for you. I do Not need your help. So, have a nice day.

I love you.

P.S.

And, remember...

If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do Not attempt to resolve it yourself !! Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. I will get to it in MY TIME. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours.




Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.




If you find yourself stuck in traffic, don't despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.





Should you have a bad day at work; Think of the man who has been out of work for years.





Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; Think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return.





Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; Think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.





Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance; Think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.





Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror; Think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine.





Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is my purpose? Be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity.





Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; Remember, things could be worse. You could be one of them!





Should you decide to send this to a friend; Thank you, you may have touched their life in ways you will never know!

Now, you have a nice day,

God

Monday, October 20, 2008

Rest day

It was a very stressful and busy week for me. I'm so glad that I'm off today and tomorrow at least I can take some good rest for 2 days also I can cook some good food and watch some movies. For my new schedule I'll be working 8 days straight for 4 hours a day since they need to switch my rest day to other days. Anyway its only 4 hours a day, so its fine with me and what is good about it, I can spend more time doing my review and I don't have to rush things just to catch up my time. It will be more relaxing and stress free.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I Love your Blog


Got this from Joy! Thank you so much...

Now I'm passing this on to the following bloggers: Ady, Grace, Shieangel

***start copy***
The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you have nominated.

Previous awardees: Mabelle, Prily, Ate Norma, I Love Philippines Too, Shenga, Nova, WebbieStuffs, Nancy, Webloglearner, Pinay Wahm, and My So Called Life, Let’s Spice Things Up, Beauty and Shop, Idealpinkrose, allin, kimchiland, Korean Food, The Paper Vision, Embrace Simplicity, Me and Mine, A Window To Our World, A Grateful Heart, Can of Thoughts, A Mother’s Stuff, http://housewifeatwork.blogspot.com, MommaWannabe, Lourdes Mia, Praning’s Shoutout, When Silence Speaks, Etc Atbp, Aeirin’s Collections, Life is What we Make it, Underneath It All, Cellulitic Bliss, 100% Kelly, C'est La Vie, Our Family Adventure!, As We Face Forever, From This Side, Jazzie'z Blog

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thanks!!!




Hi guyz! Thanks for visiting my blog even though I don't update it everyday. Im so busy right now and really can't spend more time checking my blog and do some posting. Thanx to those who leave some messages on my cbox, I promise to visit your blogs in the coming days. Goodnight everyone! Ciao...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Language of Roses


Got this rose from very nice person. Thank you so much Ms Ray, it really means a lot to me.

Now I would like also to give this Rose to the following people Joy, Dhemz, Geraldine, Vicy and Flor

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tired today

Finally, I was able to check my blog after a very long day cleaning the house and doing the laundry. I need to do all this stuff today since tomorrow will be my orientation and I'll start working the next day, it only means that the coming days will be so busy. I feel so tired right now I'm not sure if I can still prepare something for dinner maybe I'll just order some pizza. I decided to do some posting before I'll go and get some rest. So have a great evening everyone.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Treat Dry, Chapped Skin

Say goodbye to the uncomfortable feeling of dry, chapped skin with these softeners and exfoliants.

Lemons
It's bad enough that your elbows are dry and itchy, but they look terrible too. Your elbows will look and feel better after a few treatments with this regimen: Mix baking soda and lemon juice to make an abrasive paste. Then rub the paste into your elbows for a soothing, smoothing, and exfoliating treatment.


Milk
Treat yourself to a luxurious foamy milk bath. Toss 1/2 cup or so of powdered milk into the tub as it fills. Milk acts as a natural skin softener.


Petroleum Jelly
If you're constantly applying hand lotion to your tired, chapped hands, but then taking it off again so you can get more work done, try this tip. Apply a liberal amount of petroleum jelly to your hands just before you go to bed. By morning, they'll be soft and smooth.


Plastic Bags
If your hands are cracked and scaly, try this solution. Rub a thick layer of petroleum jelly on your hands. Place them in a plastic bag. The jelly and your body's warmth will help make your hands supple in about 15 minutes.


Shortening
Why pay for fancy creams and lotions to moisturize your skin when ordinary shortening can do the trick at a fraction of the cost? Some hospitals even use shortening to keep skin soft and moist, and you can too. Next time your hands are feeling dry and scaly, just rub in a little shortening. It's natural and fragrance-free.

My morning looks

When I woke up this morning I decided to grab the camera and took picture of my look without first washing my face, brushing my teeth and also brushing my hair. Just wanted to see if how I look in the picture without doing all those morning rituals yet.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

YES! I received my eligibility

I wasn't expecting that I'll received my eligibility notice for NCLEX-RN examination that fast since I'm a foreign graduate and also from what I read and People I know are telling me that the processing at California Board of Registered Nursing could take 4-6 months. Luckily in my case it only took a month. I am so happy right now, Thank you Lord for answering my prayers. I'm planning to take my examination on January, I just need to make myself a 100% sure. This is one of my dreams and Im almost there. I pray with all my heart that I'll pass the exam and be able to start a new career. Lord please do guide me always.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cold weather today

It's a cold weather today, I guess its like 50 F outside. I wasn't able to do my plans for today because I spent the whole afternoon sleeping. Cold weather makes u sleepy and lazy. Now I feel so bad, it only means that I'll be so busy tomorrow with a lot of things. On the other hand I received a good news about my orientation, it's going to be on Wednesday and after that I can start working. I can't wait, it's a new experience for me. I love to learn and explore new things. I'm sure God will always guide me. Anyway it's almost dinner time, I'm making some spaghetti with meat balls tonight, so have a great dinner everyone!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Upside down house



An upside down house was built in Germany to enable an alternative view on everyday life for visitors. This looks cool, I just hope no one would dare to use the bathroom. Hehehe!

Update

Here's an update about my job interview yesterday, I got it! I'm so happy and so thankful that everything went well. Now I'll just have to wait for them to call me for orientation. It's not really a high pay job but it will be a big help while I'm still reviewing and waiting for my eligibility for the licensure exam. Thanks to those who wishes me luck and most of all Thank you Lord for this blessing.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Another job interview

Today I'll have an interview for this job I applied online. I'm excited but also starting to get nervous. Hopefully everything will turn out good later on. Last week I also had a job interview and still waiting for their call, I'm not sure if I'll hear anything from them this week . Well then I better go now to prepare things, maybe I'll post some updates later on. Wish me luck guys. God please do guide me.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Butterfly Award

I would like to thank a very nice person for giving me this Butterfly Award (for the coolest blog I ever know). Thank you so much Dhemz! This is my very first award since I started blogging more than a month ago. It really means a lot, again Thank you so much Dhemz. And now I would like also to share this award and here's the rule Put the logo on your blog, add a link to the person who awarded you. Nominate 10 other blogs. Add links to those on yours. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs. The following bloggers who has the coolest blog are:

Texas with love

Anna

Mel

Niar

Marikit

Ruby

Grace

Vicy

Flor

Beautiful Girl


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Solid gold sculpture of British model Kate Moss



All I can say is WOW to this 50 kilogram (110 pound) solid gold sculpture of British model Kate Moss made by artist Marc Quinn is unveiled at the British Museum, in central London, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. The statue named 'Siren', the largest gold statue produced since Ancient Egyptian times according to the museum, was unveiled for the first time in the Nereid Gallery, against the backdrop of classical sculpture from the Museum's collection. Siren is one of five contemporary sculptures by leading contemporary British artists going on display as part of the exhibition 'Statuephilia', paying tribute to the cultural significance of sculpture across the ages. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis).

World Teacher's Day

World Teachers' Day, is held annually on the 5th of October since 1994, it commemorates teachers organizations worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. According to UNESCO World Teachers' Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development.

My mother is a public school Teacher in the Philippines. She's been teaching for over 20 years. She's very committed to promote quality education in order for this children to have a descent life in the future. I am so proud of her and grateful, it won't be possible for me to have a good education and be the person I am today without her love, care, support and of course hard work. Also I won't ever forget and will always be proud of my Teachers from Grade school to High school and Professors back in the college days, they too played a very important role in all my achievements in life. Happy Teacher's Day to all the Teachers out there who are the heart of education system.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy 40th Anniversary Triskelion



Today in the Philippines leaders and members of the Triskelion Grand Fraternity and Sorority is celebrating their 40th Anniversary. I can still reminisce eight years ago during college days how I really strived hard to be part of Triskelion Grand Sorority, it is one of my accomplishment and Im so proud to be among the chosen few. More power to Tau Gamma Phi/Sigma, Live and let live... Ariba triskelion!!!

House sells for $1.75



I was just browsing the net for news and some interesting stories and this one really catches my attention. A home is seen Sept. 17, 2008, in Saginaw, Mich. With a winning bid of just $1.75, a Chicago woman has won an auction for the abandoned home in Saginaw. Joanne Smith, 30, recently was the top bidder for the home during an auction on eBay, The Saginaw News reported, in September 2008. Her bid was one of eight for the home. She must pay about $850 in back taxes and yard cleanup costs. (AP Photo/The Saginaw News, Melanie Sochan)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Manicure and Pedicure Tips

Like every other girls out there, I do love manicure and pedicure. It's not only making the nails looks cute and cool but most importantly it helps to keep the nails clean. Here's some fresh ideas I've read and wanted to share for beautiful fingers and toes.

Bath Oil
Heat 1/2 cup bath oil mixed with 1/2 cup water on High in your microwave for 30 seconds. Place the solution in a deep bowl and soak your fingers or toes in it for 10-15 minutes to soften cuticles or calluses. After drying, use a pumice stone to smooth over calluses or a file to push down cuticles. Follow up by rubbing in hand cream until fully absorbed.

Castor Oil
If you were ever forced to swallow castor oil as a child, this may be a pleasant surprise: The high vitamin-E content of that awful-tasting thick oil can work wonders on brittle nails and ragged cuticles. And you don't have to swallow the stuff. Just massage a small amount on your cuticles and nails each day and within three months you will have supple cuticles and healthy nails.

Cooking Spray
Need your nail polish to dry in a hurry? Spray it with a coat of cooking spray and let dry. The spray is also a great moisturizer for your hands.

Film Canisters
Create a small, spill proof carry case for nail polish remover by tucking a small piece of sponge into a plastic film canister. Saturate the sponge with polish remover and snap on the lid. For an emergency repair, simply insert a finger and rub the nail against the fluid-soaked sponge to remove the polish.

Lemons
Pamper your fingernails without the help of a manicurist. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon to 1 cup warm water and soak your fingertips in the mixture for 5 minutes. After pushing back the cuticles, rub some lemon peel back and forth against the nail.

Marshmallows
Get the comfort of a salon treatment when giving yourself a home pedicure. Just place marshmallows between your toes to separate them before you apply the nail polish.

Mayonnaise
To add some oomph to your fingernails, just plunge them into a bowl of mayonnaise every so often. Keep them bathed in the mayo for about 5 minutes and then wash with warm water.

Petroleum Jelly
During home manicures, it's hard to keep the nail polish from running over on your cuticles. Petroleum jelly can help your manicures look more professional. Dab some along the base of your nails and the sides. If polish seeps off the nail during the manicure, all you do is wipe off the petroleum jelly and the sloppy nail polish is gone.

Styrofoam
When applying nail polish, a foam pellet or a small chunk cut from a block of foam packaging placed between each finger or toe will help spread them apart and keep the polish unblemished until it can dry.

Vinegar
  • You can soften the cuticles on your fingers and toes before manicuring them by soaking your digits in a bowl of undiluted white vinegar for five minutes.


  • Your nail polish will have a longer life expectancy if you first dampen your nails with some vinegar on a cotton ball and let it dry before applying your favorite polish.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) (also referred to locally as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer, as well as providing a platform for breast cancer charities to raise awareness of their work and of the disease, BCAM is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

My Interview

Last Thursday, I had an interview with this part time job I applied online. It's a little nerve -wracking but eventually I was able to calm myself and thank goodness it went smoothly. Im crossing my fingers that I can get this job, they told me that they have to do some sort of background check and if I'm qualified they going to give me a call for the next step. Hopefully everything will go smoothly, if not it's ok. I'll just wait for another luck.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Its another day!

Its another day! I woke up early today for no reason, I'm having hard time getting myself back to sleep, so I decided to check on my blog but anyway I'll just post some more later on, I just want to take advantage the nice sunny weather outside with some coolness, indeed a great time to do some jog. Ciao...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dandruff Solutions

Good news to those who are having dandruff's, you can shake away your dandruff problem with these common household items you can find on your own home. I've read this article from one of the magazines and I wanna share it you.

Aspirin
Is your dandruff problem getting you down? Keep it in check by crushing two aspirins to a fine powder and adding it to the normal amount of shampoo you use each time you wash your hair. Leave the mixture on your hair for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well and wash again with plain shampoo.

Baking Soda
Got a bit of a "flaky" problem? To get dandruff under control, wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking soda vigorously into your scalp. Rinse thoroughly and dry. Do this every time you normally wash your hair, but only use baking soda, no shampoo. Your hair may get dried out at first. But after a few weeks your scalp will start producing natural oils, leaving your hair softer and free of flakes.

Lemon
If itchy, scaly dandruff has you scratching your head, relief may be no farther away than your refrigerator. Just massage 2 tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water. Then stir 1 teaspoon lemon juice into 1 cup water and rinse your hair with it. Repeat this daily until your dandruff disappears. No more itchy scalp, and your hair will smell lemon-fresh.

Mouthwash
To treat a bad case of dandruff, wash your hair with your regular shampoo; then rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash. You can follow with your regular conditioner.

Salt
The abrasiveness of ordinary table salt works great for scrubbing out dandruff before you shampoo. Grab a saltshaker and shake some salt onto your dry scalp. Then work it through your hair, giving your scalp a massage. You'll find you've worked out the dry, flaky skin and are ready for a shampoo.

Vinegar
To give your dandruff the brush-off, follow up each shampoo with a rinse of 2 cups apple cider vinegar mixed with 2 cups cold water. You can also fight dandruff by applying 3 tablespoons vinegar onto your hair and massaging into your scalp before you shampoo. Wait a few minutes, then rinse it out and wash as usual.

Halloween Costumes for Kids


KUNG FU PANDA



DORA THE EXPLORER



HANNAH MONTANA



WALL E



HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL



IRON MAN

Halloween will be next month and a lot of kids out there are extremely excited, one of them is my niece who's planning to be Hannah Montana this year. Check out this ideas for Halloween costumes for kids I posted, It's so cute and kids will gonna love it.

I am so disappointed

I am so disappointed with how things works in the Philippines, especially on requesting important papers. Weeks ago I asked my sister to request some important documents from my school but its been more than 2 weeks now and they told my sister that it's still not ready, the President didn't affix yet his signature. This kind of scenario is no longer new to me, I also had a lot of experience requesting for papers not only in my school but also in some Govt agencies and ended up waiting in agony before you can have it on hand. My point is I don't just get it for free, I'm paying the right amount and so they should also do their part. If its gonna be 2 weeks then it should be ready in 2 weeks. I just hope someday things will change for the better in the Philippines.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Amazing Charice!

Its really heartwarming watching Charice fulfilling one of her dreams to have a duet with great singer Celine Dion. No doubt she deserves all the wonderful things happening to her life, after what shes been through. I was able to watch Oprah last time when she guested and Celine Dion invited Charice to her concert in NY. Im really so happy and proud of her. Truly one of a kind talent. Anyway thanx Fel for posting the video, I was looking forward for that performances.

Its starting to cool down!

WHEW! Finally its starting to cool down after like months of flaming hot weather. The Fall season will start on Monday, the 22nd and so today I started checking on our winter clothes since it wont be that long that its goin to be a chillin to death weather for me, my humidifier is all ready, also I just need to switch brand of lotion to prevent severe dry skin. Hopefully it wont be that worse this time, last time I had a lot of sleepless night scratching due to severe dry skin. Aside from preparing all this things for winter, Im also checking some magazines for ideas on Christmas decors. Really Im excited to decorate our home for Christmas but somehow theres a sad feeling coz this will be the first Christmas I'll spend without my family but Im still hoping to have a great Christmas despite the fact that theres no way that I can spend it with them.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dusting Tricks

Im very particular when it comes to cleaning the house. As much as possible I always want everything to be clean, especially when it comes to cleaning dusty area. I know everyone would agree that its time consuming but heres some tricks for timesaving and efficient way to dust your home clean.

Baby Wipes
  • Believe it or not, some brands of baby wipes -- Huggies, for instance -- can be laundered and reused as dust cloths and cleaning rags for when you straighten up. It probably goes without saying, but only "mildly" soiled wipes should be considered candidates for laundering.

  • Periodically shaking out your PC's keyboard is a good way to get rid of the dust and debris that gathers underneath and in between the keys. But that's just half the job. Use a baby wipe to remove the dirt, dried spills, and unspecified gunk that builds up on the keys themselves. Make sure to turn off the computer or unplug the keyboard before you wipe the keys.
Fabric Softener
  • Are you frustrated to see dust fly back onto your television screen, or other plastic surfaces, right after cleaning them? To eliminate the static cling that attracts dust, simply dampen your dust cloth with fabric softener straight from the bottle and dust as usual.

  • Clean glass tables, shower doors, and other hard surfaces, and repel dust with liquid fabric softener. Mix 1 part softener into 4 parts water and store in a squirt bottle, such as an empty dishwashing liquid bottle. Apply a little solution to a clean cloth, wipe the surface, and then polish with a dry cloth.
Fabric Softener Sheets
  • Because television and PC screens are electrically charged, they actually attract dust, making dusting them a never-ending chore, but not if you dust them with used dryer softener sheets. These sheets are designed to reduce static cling, so they remove the dust, and keep it from resettling for several days or more.

  • Cleaning venetian blinds is a tedious chore, so make the results last by wiping them down with a used dryer fabric softener sheet to repel dust. Wipe them with another sheet whenever the effect wears off.
Gloves
  • Need to dust that collection of glass animals or other delicate items? Put on some fabric gloves -- the softer the better -- to clean your bric-a-brac thoroughly.

  • If your chandelier has become a haven for spiderwebs and dust, try this surefire dusting tip. Soak some old fabric gloves in window cleaner. Slip them on and wipe off the lighting fixture. You'll beam at the gleaming results.
Oven Mitts
Although oven mitts are typically confined to kitchen duty, they're actually great for dusting and polishing around your house. Use one side of the mitt to apply wax or polish to your furniture, and the other side to buff it up. It's a great way to use old mitts or all those extra ones you've collected.

Paintbrushes
  • Are your window screens screaming out for a good cleaning? Use a large, clean paintbrush to give them a good dusting. Then shake off the brush, dip it into a small dish of kerosene, and "paint" both sides of your screens. Dry off the mesh with a clean cloth.

  • A feather duster or dust rag is fine for cleaning shelves and such, but neither one is much good when you need to get into the tiny cracks and crevices of chandeliers, wicker furniture or baskets, and all sorts of knickknacks. That's when a small natural-bristle paintbrush can be indispensable. The soft bristles are perfect for cleaning out areas that are otherwise impossible to reach. It's also excellent for dusting delicate items such as porcelain or carved-wood figurines.
Pantyhose
  • Looking for a simple way to dust baking pans and surfaces with exactly the right amount of flour? Just cut the foot section off a clean old pantyhose leg, fill it with flour, tie a knot in it, and keep it in your flour jar. Give your new flour dispenser a few gentle shakes whenever you need to dust flour onto a baking pan or prepare a surface for rolling out dough for breads or pastries.

  • Having trouble catching those dust bunnies residing underneath and alongside your refrigerator? Round them up by balling up a pair of old pantyhose and attaching it with a rubber band to a coat hanger or yardstick. The dust and dirt will cling to the nylon, which can easily be washed off before being called back for dusting duty.
Pillowcases
Have you ever seen dust bunnies careening off your ceiling fan when you turn it on for the first time in weeks? Grab an old pillowcase and place it over one of the ceiling fan blades. Slowly pull off the pillowcase. The blades get dusted and the dust bunnies stay in the pillowcase, instead of parachuting to the floor.

Socks
Forget wasting money on those expensive gadgets and gizmos for cleaning venetian blind slats. Just slip a sock over your hand and gently rub the dust off. You can use some dusting spray on the sock, if you like.

Squirt Bottles
A clean, empty squeeze bottle may be just the cleaning tool you need to get the dust out of the corners of your picture frames and other tight spaces. Use it to give a good blast of air to blow out the dirt you can't otherwise reach.

Toothpicks
To get rid of dirt, grime, and cobwebs in hard-to-reach cracks or crevices, dip an ordinary toothpick in some alcohol and run it through the affected area. Also try this to clean around the buttons of your phone.

Umbrellas
The next time you climb up there to clean the chandelier or ceiling fan, bring an old umbrella with you. Open the umbrella and hook its handle on the fixture so that it hangs upside down to catch any drips or dust.

10 Steps to Smarter Food Shopping

With whats happening with the economy nowadays, I guess most of us are finding ways on how to stretch every single dollar were earning especially when it comes to food shopping. Here are some simple steps I got from an article that can help save more money while buying healthy goods.

1. Make a list.
Before you shop, write down what you need -- to reduce the chances of buying what you don't.

2. Limit your trips.
Make your shopping list long so you have to make only one or two trips to the store per week. Besides being more efficient, this provides less opportunity to make impulse purchases.

3. Avoid shopping on an empty stomach.
When you're hungry, you're more likely to grab high-fat snacks and desserts.

4. Follow the walls.
Limit browsing to the perimeter of the store, where you'll find the freshest, most healthful foods: raw produce, low-fat dairy products, fresh lean meats and fish. Venture into the interior aisles only when you're after specific foods such as pasta and dried beans, to avoid picking up extra items not included in your diet plan.

5. Pay attention to portions.
Those cookies look great -- and hey, eating them only costs you 75 calories. But check the serving size: 1 cookie. Eating "them," say three cookies -- brings your calorie count up to 225.

6. Ignore the pictures.
Golden sunshine glows on heaps of freshly harvested grains -- an image of good health that signifies nothing. Look at the side of the box instead for the facts, and choose foods that are high in fiber and low in fat and calories.

7. Grade your grains.
Want high-fiber bread? Look for the words "whole grain," "100 percent whole wheat," or "stone-ground" on the label. Breads labeled simply "wheat" -- even if they are brown in color -- may not contain whole grains. True whole-grain bread contains at least two grams of fiber per serving.

8. Watch the language.
Beware of foods labeled "no sugar added" -- the wording is carefully chosen, because the product may be loaded with natural sugar. You'll find the real story on the label, under "Sugars."

9. Add some spice to your life.
Instead of creamy condiments, load up on such spices as basil, chives, cinnamon, cumin, curry, garlic, ginger, horseradish, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, parsley, and Tabasco sauce. They're very low in carbohydrates, fat, protein, and calories.

10. Keep your eye on the cashier.
You're waiting in line, nothing to do -- a captive audience. It's no accident that supermarkets pile their impulse items next to the registers. Keep a couple of items from your basket in your hands. It'll stop you from reaching for the candy bars.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Angels in our family

Andy

Aj and Mae

Pio

Chaze

Marielle and Nadine


Chessa

Trixie and Ate Pia

I cant wait to see them and spend time again. Of course Im also looking forward to have my own in the future. For now, Im happy to have my nieces and nephew who brings so much joy to the whole family.

Im back

Its good to be back. Been busy the past few days and so I wasnt able to do some posting. I decided to focus and finished a chapter of my review thats why I temporarily took a little break from blogging or even surfing the net. Anyways thanx to those who spend some time to visit my blog while Im out.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

You know, you're a grown-up when...

...picking a big fight with your guy at midnight isn't nearly as gratifying as it once was. You want your beauty sleep!

...dropping $50 on your favorite body cream is a reasonable expenditure because you're clear on the meaning of "occasional splurge".

...just thinking about the most beloved candy of your childhood makes your teeth hurt.

...as much at it breaks your heart, you steel yourself, stand back, and allow your children to: struggle in sports; sobe when they dont get invited to the slumber party; and receive a lousy grade when they don't turn their social studies assignments on time.

...you realize with, it must be said, a touch of horror, that routines are, in fact, comforting

...you start exercising and watching your weight not only to fit into a size (your desire number) pair of jeans but also because it feels pretty great to take care of yourself.

...even though you don't do hospital visits, his and her bridal showers, or funerals, you go on anyway because it means a lot to someone else that you are there.

...you finally embrace the value of a slip.

How to live longer

Of course everyone wants to live to a ripe old age. Although you cant predict exactly how many years you'll have, there are some clues. For one, there's genetics, the rest depends on your lifestyle. Heres how you can add years to your life from these simple tips I've read.

+1 year
PLAY WITH YOUR POOCH - When you interact with animals, ypur blodd pressure ans stress hormones levels drops and your body's level of the mood boosting hormone oxytocin increases. And a less stressed heart is a healthier one.

+2 years
MAKE LOVE OFTEN - Having sex not only emotionally connects you and your loved one but also relieves stress, lifts spirits, induces sleep, ansd aven counts as exercise, all of which help you live longer. A study found that adults who made love at least three times a week looked 10 years younger that their less lusty counterparts.

+3 years
EXERCISE - Walking just a half hour a day can lengthen your life according to studies. Regular exercise helps you burn calories and maintain a healthy weight which can ward off some ailments.

+6 years
FLOSS - The same bacteria that causes periodontal diseases like gingivitis also trigger an immune response that causes your arteries to swell, constrict blood flow and collect plaque, all increasing risk of cardiovascular disease. Routine daily flossing combines with brushing after meals and periodic dental checkups will help rid your mouth of these bad bacteria.

+7 years
LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE - An optimistic outlook increases life span by at least seven and half years even after accounting for age, gender, socio economic status and physical health according to researchers. That glass is half full attitude boosts your body's immune system, enabling it to better handle the destructive effects of stress.

+8 years
KICK THE NICOTINE HABIT - Smokers who quit by by age 35 live an average of six to eight years longer that people who continue lighting up, research shows. Giving up smoking lowers your risk in developing fatal condition including lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

7th anniversary of terror attacks


Today the nation paused to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with heartfelt remembrances at the World Trade Center site, the dedication of a memorial at the Pentagon. Relatives of the 2,751 victims killed at the World Trade Center gathered in a park in lower Manhattan for readings from dignitaries and a recitation of the names of the dead. Services were also held to remember the victims of hijacked planes in Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon. Let's continue to pray for the victims killed, their families and most importantly for World peace.