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Friday, October 30, 2009

Looking at the sky on Friday (24)

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Rise and shine!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Yummy Cough Medicine




If over the counter meds are not helping to ease your cough, try this yummy trick: Consume one small piece dark chocolate. It contains theobromine, a compound that researchers found that's more effective at suppressing cough than codeine. That's because theobromine calms an excited vagus nerve, which runs from the airways of the lungs to the brain and is responsible for triggering coughs.

Slowly But Surely

Are you looking for a new business opportunity? Franchise Gator lists top franchises in the world. They will help you connect with top companies, giving you the opportunity to start your own business even with a limited capital. Franchising is often a smaller investment than the cost of establishing a new business. All you need to produce is the paying cost of the franchise program and the rest - including the risk - are taken care of by the franchisee. Starting a business from scratch will take a lot of your time and money. When you franchise, you start slowly but surely.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Busy Sister

A few months ago, I told you about helping out my sister look for an online school. She did find one and is now currently taking up a course related to her present job. An online degree is what she needs right now to advance in her career. But I don't know how she manages her schedule, she still works, she studies and she can still supervise the renovation of her new apartment. I wonder if she still has time to sleep? I just hope that all these won't affect her health.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #29

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Those are Uni Rolls or Sea Urchin Sushi. No, I didn't eat them, I just can't! I'm ok with fish but not sea urchin. Dad did and he said, they were yummy.

Happy MM everyone!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Trick or Treat?




Be extra careful when buying candies for trick or treating, caffeine-laden sweets may prove more trick that treat if they end up in your kid's Halloween bag. Some popular candies pack 50-60 milligrams of caffeine and this is close to the 80 milligrams in a Red Bull energy drink.

Over time, caffeine is habit-forming, it causes hyper-activity and increases blood pressure. Although caffeine-laden candies are marketed for adults, it's not impossible they land in your kid's bags, so be sure to sort through his haul.

Steel in the Air

These cell towers are pretty much everywhere. We pass by these towers everyday, on our way to work, to church, the baseball field, or the malls, and often times we do not recognize what they are because they are disguised not to look like cell towers. Why are they everywhere? Because aside from the technology it offers, more and more people find it a lucrative business. But not all people are pro cell towers, in fact, many are against placing them in residential areas because of health related issues. If you have any issues relating to cell towers, you may contact the cell tower experts for help.

No More Sweet Talks

When purchasing an insurance, do you purchase right away because you were sweet talked by your agent or do you compare life insurance quotes from different companies? Doing the latter can save you a lot of time and money. With just a few clicks, you can compare cheap quotes from some of the big insurance names, allowing you to score the cheapest life cover. No more persistent agents to visit you because search and comparison can be done right in the comfort of your home.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Asbestos Exposure

The dangers of being exposed to asbestos were not discovered early so hardly any efforts were made to protect the workers back then. Thousands of people were exposed to it without knowing what they were facing, asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma.

If you have a relative or a friend who is suffering from this type of cancer, tell them to hire a lawyer. He can help the patient get compensated for the pain, damage and suffering caused by their exposure to asbestos. He can also help the patient ask for reimbursement for medical expenses and lost income.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Thousand Words in Idioms (5)

"A Thousand Words in Idioms"

As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language. Now, because "a picture paints a thousand words", I thought it would be nice to make this a photo challenge. The idea is to choose an idiom, or a saying, (even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture.




If "language is the dress of thoughts" ( Johnson), then idioms must the wardrobe


From now on everybody can join in. No need to follow the alphabet, just pick two idioms and illustrate them with your pictures. Grab that camera or look in your archives. Just be creative, that's all I'm asking!
And don't forget to have fun and visit one another, okay?


So here we go ...

Beating around the bush.

It means: When a person is avoiding the main topic. He is not speaking directly about the issue.

Break a leg.

It means: A superstitious way to say 'good luck' without saying 'good luck', but rather the opposite.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #28

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Dessert anyone?

Still Prone To Pimples

These hormones are a killer! I thought I have outgrown pimples but I'm still prone to breakouts even at 42. I had to try a lot of acne products before I found the one that works for me. I cannot do anything about the breakouts because of this hormone thingy but at least I am able to control it. I like that it gets rid of the stubborn blemishes fast plus it also helps with wrinkles. A two in one product that works wonders to my skin.

I was bingeing!

Bingeing used to thrill me. It was my way to sidestep my life and enter a world in which nothing existed but ME and FOOD. But I'm glad it wasn't long before I realized my seemingly out of control relationship with food and my over increasing weight. I knew I had to stop and immediately planned a weight loss diet. It was hard in the beginning but with the help of my loving family, I was able to control it. Yes, I am still big but I know I will lose the unwanted fats, slowly but surely.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Yolk Benefits



Have you been avoiding egg yolks because you are worried about your cholesterol count? Well the truth is, the cholesterol in egg yolks is so poorly absorbed that even eating it everyday won't raise levels of the artery-clogging blood fats.

What's more? Yolks are so rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, powerful antioxidants that soak into delicate eye cells, shielding them from UV light. Yolks are yummy and healthy so include them in your diet, your eyes will thank you later on. Because according to experts, consuming five yolks a week could help slow the growth of cataracts and cut the risk of macular degeneration by 42 percent or more.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Looking at the sky on Friday (23)

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After two tropical storms and a low pressure area, finally... we're beginning to have clearer skies. These photos were taken yesterday afternoon. There were dark clouds but it didn't rain, whew!

Have a great weekend everyone and happy sky watching!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Thousand Words in Idioms (4)

"A Thousand Words in Idioms"

As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language. Now, because "a picture paints a thousand words", I thought it would be nice to make this a photo challenge. The idea is to choose an idiom, or a saying, (even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture.




If "language is the dress of thoughts" ( Johnson), then idioms must the wardrobe


From now on everybody can join in. No need to follow the alphabet, just pick two idioms and illustrate them with your pictures. Grab that camera or look in your archives. Just be creative, that's all I'm asking!
And don't forget to have fun and visit one another, okay?


So here we go ...

A piece of cake.

It means: A task that can be accomplished very easily.

A taste of your own medicine.


It means: When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #27

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Happy MYM everyone!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Looking at the sky on Friday (22)

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This was taken by my son two Sundays ago in Tagaytay. As you can see it was very cloudy but it didn't rain at all.

I'm wishing everyone of you a fun and restful weekend. Happy sky watching!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tiredness and Sugar Cravings

Whenever we have this feeling of fatigue and tiredness and a nap is at the very end of your to-do list, we naturally reach for a sugary snack to give us the energy to power through our day.

But little did we know, those sugar fuel-ups are a top cause of fatigue and cravings, not to mention gastrointestinal distress, recurrent vaginal yeast infections, body aches, blue moods or even PMS. That's because foods high in sugar, as well as healthy foods like yogurt and high-fiber cereals that contain high fructose syrup, create an acidic internal environment that allow candida yeast to thrive.

And when the yeast are growing out of control, they poke holes in the gut lining and secrete at least 78 toxic byproducts into the bloodstream that can tax the immune system, triggering internal inflammation and cause various health concerns. We all know that yeast need sugar to create their preferred acidic environment, so they thrive by releasing chemicals that trick the body into thinking blood sugar is low, resulting in intense cravings for carbs.

To keep yeast levels low, experts recommend consuming spices such as cayenne, curry and cumin. These are anti-fungal and just a teaspoon daily of any of these spices can reduce levels by up to 41 percent in two weeks. Also, eating the right kind of yogurt can be a cure. Yogurt supplies you with probiotics, beneficial bacteria that eliminate overgrowth by producing yeast-killing hydrogen peroxide. But if you have to use yogurt as a cure, caution is in order, most brands contain sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, both of which serve as food for yeast to thrive on. So opt for the plain unsweetened kind which can be sweetened with fresh fruits. A cup a day can restore probiotics levels in 2 weeks.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #26

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A plateful of sushi. Happy MYM!




A New Approach To Losing Weight

Losing weight for me is not so easy. It's already been two months since I started with my indoor walking program, and I have only lost 5 pounds. Although I am starting to get frustrated, I try to keep my mind off it. But I'm thinking of completely changing my diet and have thought about weight loss austin. It's a weight loss program that's geared toward removing interference, supporting deficiencies, and allowing your body to function without concentrating on drugs as the only option. I have read some articles from bloggers who have tried it, and they say it's very effective.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Learning How To Cook

When I was newly married, I didn't know anything about cooking, but I tried my best to prepare home-cooked meals for my husband. I knew how some foods are cooked but I have never tried doing it on my own. My Chicken and Pork Adobo was very salty, my Spaghetti was bland, my Afritada was swimming with sauce, my Sinigang was too sour, and my Beef Tapa... I think I hold the record for the saltiest Tapa ever made! Knowing too well that I was very new to it, I never heard my husband complain. He was very kind to eat what I had whipped up, yeah, that's how much he loves me, haha. Even I couldn't take them, lol.

It came to a point that I became so desperate, and even though hubs did not complain outright about my cooking, I knew he tried to find ways of escaping my food. He'd whip his delicious pizza and tacos on weekends, and even took pains into buying food from restaurants and taking it home. Thank God his grandma lived just next door and helped me out with my cooking. That's when the passion started. I collected tons of cookbooks and had fun trying the recipes out. And finally, he was buying food less often and our weekend pizza and tacos became a once a month thing. He too became so engrossed with recipe books, he'd drag me to the Book Shop on weekends to check out new cookbooks. Since then, collecting cookbooks has turned into a hobby than a mere cure for desperation. On my last birthday, he gifted me with the big fat duck cookbook, and I've been trying out the recipes whenever I can. Don't be afraid if you can't cook. You can always learn.

Top Droppers - September 2009

It's once again time to show appreciation to friends who stopped by the most for the month of August. I would also like to thank everyone who visited, left comments and dropped their cards but did not make it to the top ten. Thanks to all of you, your support is very much appreciated.
It's once again time to show appreciation to friends who stopped by the most for the month of September. I would also like to thank everyone who visited, left comments and dropped their cards but did not make it to the top ten. Thanks to all of you, your support is very much appreciated.


Learning Corner
Serian ManBusiness & Life Success
Symphony of Love
D Anjhel Scraps Of Life
Cooking Japanese Style
The Way I See It

Vanilla Seven
Everyday Living
Your Fun Family


Friday, October 2, 2009

Looking at the sky on Friday (21)

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Angry clouds and heavy rains are what we had last week when Tropical Storm Ondoy (Storm Ketsana) ravaged the Philippines. There was a major flooding and many were left homeless. There's another strong typhoon heading over the weekend, please continue praying for us.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Best Award Ever, Most Inspirational & Friends Awards

I am so very happy
I could thank my pappy
And a bunch of others
Like my silly younger brothers
But I shan't and can't
Though I shall not rant
I am responsible just me
I hope this you see
So I grab this award
It strikes the right chord
My faith has been restored.


It comes with the usual rules.
1. Pass it on to at least one other blog but the more the better.
2. Never ever tell anybody who gave it to you. ( Link backs not allowed)
3. Make a nice acceptance speech.

And now let me pass this cute award to the following: Clara, Kat, Patricia and Reema

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The Most Inspirational Blog and Friends awards came from two beautiful ladies, Shinade over at The Painted Veil and Kat over at Candles, Crafts and Whatnot. Thank you very much for always showering me with wonderful awards. :)


I'm passing these two awards to the following: Samantha Ysabelle, Clara, Patricia


A Thousand Words in Idioms (3)

"A Thousand Words in Idioms"

As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language. Now, because "a picture paints a thousand words", I thought it would be nice to make this a photo challenge. The idea is to choose an idiom, or a saying, (even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture.



If "language is the dress of thoughts" ( Johnson), then idioms must the wardrobe


From now on everybody can join in. No need to follow the alphabet, just pick two idioms and illustrate them with your pictures. Grab that camera or look in your archives. Just be creative, that's all I'm asking!
And don't forget to have fun and visit one another, okay?


So here we go ...

When pigs fly.

It means: Never! You'll only do it when pigs fly.

With your back up against the wall.

It means: You have reached a point where you have no other option.
Example: "I'm sorry I can't help you; I've got my back up against the wall."

 
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