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


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.