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Monday, July 30, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday #173 - Lantana

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

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The natural vitamin D from just 10 minutes of those warm golden rays reduces stress.  So take a clod drink and a good book outside and relax for a little while.

FreshLoc Technologies in Restaurants

Yesterday was reserved for my son.  Hubs and I accompanied him to his favorite skateboard shop.  He bought new wheels for his cruiser board and a grip tape for his old board.  On our way home, we passed by a newly opened restaurant along T. Morato.  Well, it's not actually a new restaurant; they were gone for a long time and it was great to see them back.  Hubs was excited to find out if the food is still the same so we decided to stop by and eat.  The burgers are still as juicy and the roast beef sandwich is still superb.  They have adapted a modern look and even the equipment used in the restaurant are very modern.  The freezers and coolers are from FreshLoc Technologies and they are now using POS systems.  But although many things have changed with our favorite restaurant, the food is still the same; tasty and mouth-watering.

The Cool Side by Side UTV Ride

My son never thought he'd ride a side by side UTV.  They had a field trip last week at the Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake.  They have seen the ruins of the 1991 eruption but they have also seen how the people there have moved on and made something beautiful out of those ruins.  The hiking adventure and the boat ride were fun according to him, but it was the 4x4 ride he found really cool.  Yup, they were only supposed to ride a 4x4 jeep but one of the officials of the tour was there and he let the kids ride his side by side going to the crater.  It was a great adventure for him and I'm glad that he is enjoying his last year in high school.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dallas Janitorial Services

Sometimes we get too busy with a lot of things that we hardly have time to tend to our homes.  That's what happened to my cousin and her husband who lives in Texas.  Both of them are working too hard so they'll be able to pay for the house and car loans.  They have no kids yet so both are taking advantage of this to work and save for their future.  The only thing is they are out most of the time that they don't have time to keep the place neat and orderly.  My cousin is always out on fieldwork while her husband has two jobs.  When they heard about Dallas janitorial services, she decided to try it.  A maid comes once a week to clean up for them.  Next month, my aunt will be visiting them and she might stay there for a little while.  I hope she does so she can take care of those two.

Everything is Easy with Senior Living Software

When I asked my brother how they can manage easily with all the demands of their senior residents; he simply gave me a smile and showed me their senior living software.  He works in one of the most prestigious senior living communities in CT.  It's the most expensive too because only the rich and famous can afford to pay the fees.  He often tells us that most of their residents are good people but because they are from prominent families; many of them are spoiled.  Naturally, they are pretty demanding and they require lots of attention.  Using the new software, they are able to see to all their residents' needs while allowing them to manage the office work with ease.

What Does Your Birth Date Mean For Your Love Life?

You'll Have 2 True Loves

You don't just believe in love at first site - you've experienced it.
You develop crushes pretty easily, but keeping your interest is another matter!
You are very prone to love - hate relationships.

Number of Times You'll Have Your Heart Broken: 4

You are most compatible with people born on the 1st, 10th, 19th, and 28th of the month.

New Rings

Last month, hubs and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We didn't have a grand celebration. What we had was a simple lunch with our children and then we went shopping. We shopped for scott kay mens wedding band and a wedding band for me as well. We lost our wedding bands many years ago when we were still in our old apartment. We were on vacation then and when we returned, every piece of jewelry we had were stolen. We thought of buying new rings to sort of renew our vows.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Three completely different ways to make money online

The Internet has made the impossible, possible and the difficult easy. Making money from your computer is now not just doable it’s easy. You still need to have plenty of drive and lots of savvy, but where there’s a will there’s a way.

The Internet has brought businesses and people closer together. It has made communication easier, shopping more affordable and opened up far flung corners of the world to travelers looking for authenticity and escapism.

There are costs, but generally the positives greatly outweigh the negatives. Making money online is one of the positives. Here are three completely different ways to make money online.

Play
Online gambling is now a career choice – and a profitable one – for thousands of individuals. Professional gamblers have turned their hobbies into careers allowing them to make money from what they enjoy. Although online poker is perhaps the most well known form of online gambling, it’s by no means the only option. Ladies will probably prefer online bingo. In a safe, friendly, informal and chatting environment such as on 888 Ladies, women can play online bingo whenever they want. Jackpots top £5,000 and games are cheap to play. If you know what you’re doing and have a decent amount of luck, there could be plenty of cash in store for you.

Sell
Thanks to sites such as eBay it’s now possible to sell your wares online with no need for a real-world boutique. If you have excellent fashion prowess, know a bargain when you see one and don’t mind hunting through charity shops and vintage stores you could make money reselling items of clothing around the world using e-tailer sites like eBay. Some of the best ideas are those that specialize in a theme, perhaps vintage 30s clothing or iconic seventies styles. If you can fill a hole in the fashion world you could make a tidy sum of cash.

Write
There are all sorts of opportunities to make money online from writing. You could write your own blog and if it’s successful you can make money from advertising. Alternatively you could write for websites and other people’s blogs and turn a quick buck. Many online writing sites offer profit shares so although you won’t get a lot of money you could get regular payments. If you want to start blogging, check out Wordpress; it is one of the best blogging sites on the Internet.



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Depressed?


Go out and visit your garden.  Researchers say walking in the garden lessens feeling depressed, tensed and fatigue.  And when you stop and smell the flowers, you'll feel energized right away.

Custom-fit

Who said you have to be just a face among a sea of people? Who said you have to content yourself with what the dealer sells you? Not, the men in my life. They want to be different and their cars show it. Like his dad, my son who recently got his driver's license wants a car that would stand out and complement his personality. My husband's car sports a very simple body kit, but that's where all the simplicity ends. His car is a one off, a factory-tuned beast. Even the suspension is heavily modified. Only a few roam the streets. Even the paint is personalized. The dealer collaborated with a famous company that modifies cars exclusively for the dealer.

Of course my son would like his car to reflect him. Taking from his dad, he wants his first car to be customized to his specifications. My boys have a penchant for limited edition cars. They've actually gone down to his dad's favorite dealer to check out the new 2013 models. Our son wants something sporty but compact. He wants a car with deceiving looks just like his dad's car. He wants the works, and his dad is just too wiling to oblige. Cars is a common bond for my boys. They work n our cars and even watch the races together. Cars to them are like suits, they want them custom-fit.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Find Out Who's Looking For You

Are you curious about an old classmate, an old friend, an old flame, or a relative that you haven't seen for years?  Well, thanks to FB many of us have found the people we are looking for.  But now there's an even greater service that you can use than FB... MyLife.com.  And why do I say it's better?  That's because MyLife allows you to make a quick search to find out who is looking for you online.  You may have forgotten an old classmate but she didn't and she looked for you.  You'll find out with MyLife so you can easily connect with her.  What makes it more fun is you'll also know if an old flame or a former crush is searching for you.

So far, this is the best people search service that I found.  Aside from being completely free, it's easy to use and search results only take a few seconds.  All you need to do is type the name of the person you are looking for and some additional details and voila!  Now, when you want to find out if people are looking for you, all you have to do is enter your name, age and zip code; hit the submit button and results of who are searching for you online will appear. Here, you don't only search for people but you also find out who's searching for you.  Cool isn't it?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday #172 - Not an angry bird

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

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Arugula's phytochemicals help guard against the health-sapping effects of stress.  When levels of stress hormones rise, the body launches an inflammatory response that is linked to concerns ranging from belly fat and skin aging to low immunity and cancer.  But the phytochemicals in the green leaves inhibit this inflammatory response.  We love arugula in salads but you can also enjoy it cooked.  Steam it for 30 seconds or saute with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt, or splash of soy sauce, for a delicious side.

Furniture Retail Software: Selling Made Easy

A furniture retail software is essential if you want to keep track of your stocks or if you want your shoppers to have an easier time browsing through your items. You can easily know which items are low on stocks or are sold out. You can then order these items to keep your stocks full. You can also know which items are hot or which items need more push. Sales clerks will have an easier time describing items to customers leading to a bigger chance of making a sale. Customers tend to be easily convinced if the clerk knows what he's selling. Selling is a lot easier if you have the right tool.

B2B Telemarketing: Every Business Needs It

Every business is created to cater to the market's need. Businesses need other businesses to survive. They are essential to their operations. In marketing alone, businesses need advertising companies to survive. This is where b2b telemarketing comes in. It is way less expensive than other forms of advertising. It is more direct. Businesses are linked to other businesses that either need their services or even products. Other companies need these in their operations and being aware of other companies who can supply them these is very important. Telemarketing is a more direct form of awareness. The next time yo see a product or service you need, the company you hire or buy from could have acquired these from other businesses.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Feeling fatigued?


Then bite into a burger.  Savoring 6 oz. of protein and iron rich meat or poultry daily can reduce fatigue by up to 30 percent.  The protein prevents blood sugar crashes while the iron helps shuttle oxygen to the brain.

Mindy's wedding Decorations

My friend Mindy is a wedding coordinator.  Ever since high school, she dreamed of becoming one.  She had her dream and I can see that she is quite successful in her chosen career.  She is a very well rounded and outgoing person, she is great at organization, she has her own style and her ideas are very unique. I guess that's what makes her very successful.  Her clients love her because by simply talking to them, she already has an idea on what would work best for the couple.  All they need to do is tell them what they want and Mindy will take care of everything.  From the venue, wedding decorations, the reception, the food, flowers and wedding dress; Mindy will make sure that she will satisfy her clients' every wish.  No wonder she is one of the most sought after wedding coordinators in the country.

Getting Better Sales

Since Jan had started accepting large orders in her restaurant, her sales soared. She used to do deliveries for regular orders only but it was I who advised her to do large orders. I told her that she can't just rely on diners because there are days that business is not so good. There's also the weather to consider. Back here it rains a lot and if most diners are like me who doesn't like to go out of the house when it's raining heavily, the chances of getting her restaurant full during rainy days are slim. 

Food delivery is such a great idea with this kind of weather because it's very convenient. And it turned out that I was right. She says there are days that she earns more with food deliveries than from dine-in customers. She was hesitant to go for it at first because she thought the Food Packaging would cost a lot. Then another friend gave her the contact number of a supplier and she was surprised to know that it doesn't really cost much. 

 It's good to know that she's doing well with large orders. At least now she doesn't have to worry a lot during the lean months.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fabulous Wedding Cake Toppers

What Mel had in mind when she was planning her wedding is a simple but elegant event.  She didn't expect that it would look ostentatious when the wedding day came.  She hired the best people for her special day.  I would too, if I had unlimited budget.  :)  Her wedding gown was made by a very popular couturier; the flowers were flown in fresh from Baguio on the day of her wedding; and the food was fantastic.  But it was the cake that left everyone in awe.  The pastry chef was from abroad; she came here just to do the wedding cake and brought along some of the ingredients and the wedding cake toppers.  I'm not sure how much Mel paid for it but I guess it was all worth it because it was the most awesome wedding cake I have ever seen.  Mel's wedding is truly unforgettable.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday #171 - Spicy Dried Guava

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Feeling low on energy?

 sweet potato fries

Nosh on sweet potatoes.  The sweet spuds contain a glycoprotein that inhibits the activity of the pancreatic alpha-amylase, an enzyme that converts carbs into glucose.  According to experts, this slows the release of sugar into the bloodstream for a steady flow of energy.

The saving account: an essential financial provision in an uncertain economy

The importance of funding a saving account to act as a financial safety net is not a new idea in personal financial management – the idea of developing a rainy day fund has been passed down through generations of prudent women.  The current economic climate has only strengthened the argument that saving up for significant purchases – rather than borrowing - is an essential philosophy for those that wish to avoid budgeting problems.  As you will see when you look at the saving account options offered by high street bank Santander, there are several different types of vehicle currently on the market which are designed to hold and grow your money.


Following the turn of the millennium, low interest rates in both the U.S. and Europe produced something of a frenzy of borrowing, for both private individuals and businesses.  This cheap credit produced growth in the world economy, but also gradually built up an unsustainable level of debt.  While the repackaging of so called ‘sub-prime’ mortgage lending in the US was one of the initial triggers for what turned out to be a global financial crisis in 2008, it could be argued that this unfortunate scenario was just one of many potential bubbles that were waiting to burst.

The sovereign debt and banking system crisis which now threatens the very existence of the current Eurozone – and therefore the health of the entire world economy - has been fueled by many different and inflammatory problems.  However, unsustainable debt is the root cause of this strife.

The low interest rates prevailing in both the US and Europe look set to be maintained for the medium term, as governments try to encourage economic growth.  While it can make sense to invest savings in long term projects, such as home improvement, during times when a saving account can only deliver modest growth, the most important thing for the average modern family is not to get any further into debt.

Perhaps one qualifier - to the advice that developing savings is the way forward - is to first make sure that you have a grip on the nature and extent of any current debt.  In general terms, debt tends to be more expensive than savings accounts are productive, and so clearing expensive debts before committing significant cash to savings is usually the most cost effective way forward.  The use of balance transfer deals should always be considered as a way of moving expensive debts into low interest or interest free credit accounts.  The aim should always be to then clear the balance during the deal period, thus making sure that the minimum of repayment goes towards servicing interest.  For more information about this and other debt issues, try looking here: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/loans/debt-help-plan.             

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Dreaming of Hawaii

Even if my country has a lot of beautiful beaches and resorts to be proud of, I'm still dreaming of going to Hawaii.  It's probably because I've already been to most of the beaches here and I know that I can easily get there whenever I want. 

I'm a great fan of travel shows and I've seen a lot of Hawaii vacations featured on different shows.  The hotels and the resorts are fabulous and the endless activities you can do there looks more fun than I can imagine. 

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary but we didn't actually celebrate because our budget is tight.  We had a simple dinner at home with the whole family.  But even if I know that we cannot afford to travel this year still, I searched online for a Hawaii vacation.  I found www.aquaresorts.com and drooled in front of my laptop.  Kauai is so pretty and I want to experience a true luau.  Hopefully this Christmas, things will be easier.  And If I get lucky and get that bonus I've been waiting for, hubs and I can go for a Hawaii vacation this Christmas; just in time to celebrate our 26th (civil wedding).

Fast and Affordable Shirts

As our bowling association's tournament director, hubs had to take care of many things.  He makes the rules and makes sure they are followed; he makes the league schedules; he keeps the scores; calculates the handicap; and take care of the uniforms.  The shirts are custom made of course.

He used to spend so much on these uniforms until he discovered an online store that offers t shirt screen printing and embroidered shirts.  He was surprised when he found out the prices because they are almost 50 percent cheaper than his old's supplier's offer.  He would simply email them the designs and they will take care of the rest.  And the good thing is, he doesn't have to order them in bulk.  From the old supplier, the minimum order is 50 pieces, you have to pay double if your order is less than that.  Here, the minimum order is 25.  Plus, the quality is better.  Orders are delivered fast as well.  Within a few days after the design had been finalized; you can expect the shirts.

If you are looking for a supplier of custom made shirts, I'd say you try hubs' discovery.  Go ahead and click on the links to know more about their shirts.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday #170 - Yellow Flowers

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Always passing excess gas?


Indulging in yummy treats such as ice cream and soda to cool you down can cause undigested carbs to travel through the intestines, where they fuel the growth of  gas-producing bacteria.  The fix?  Organic apple cider vinegar.  Mix one tablespoon of the vinegar to a cup of water and sip it before meals; it will reduce gas flare ups significantly.  The credit goes to its malic and tartaric acids, which jump-start digestion so carbs break down before they reach the intestines.

Cute Pandora Jewelry

Our twin granddaughters celebrated their first birthday last June 24. We had a simple gathering where a few friends and family joined us. They got a lot of gifts and the girls loved them. One of their ninangs gave them a pink bike. Oh, they loved riding it around the house and they took turns on driving it. One of my friends also gave them pandora jewelry. They love the cute little charms on the bracelets. Although they still can't understand what those bracelets and charms are for, they like to play with it and put them in their mouths. Haha.

The Sweetest Moment

I still clearly remember when my daughter announced that she wass pregnant and that she was carrying twins. Everyone in the family got excited and the time that she was pregnant seemed like an eternity. When we got the call that she was on the way to the hospital; all of us (including my mom and dad) rushed to the hospital. It was raining hard but my dad drove really fast to get there sooner, only to be disappointed (just a little) that we had to wait a few hours more. It was the next morning that her doctor decided to perform a C-section. It was quick and and within a few minutes, we saw our little sweeties. Hubs was too excited to see them, he almost forgot to distribute the Dutch Masters that he brought along. He ordered the cigars as soon as he found out that we were having girls. It was after a few hours more before we saw our daughter and the twins. It was such a sweet moment that I like to look back on.

Still Limping

My brother never thought he'd use one of the knee walkers they have at work. He works in a senior community and they have a lot of these walkers for their residents. One weekend, he played basketball with his friends and he had a bad landing after a lay-up. His right foot had to be placed in a cast for almost a month. But that didn't end there. A few weeks later, it was discovered that the foot was infected. The surgical procedure had to be repeated. The second surgery seemed okay but he still had to be in crutches. His boss hated seeing him limping so he suggested he use a knee walker so he can move faster and with ease.

Boost Your Sales with Email Lists

If you have a product that you want to promote, how do you do it?  You turn to the ads of course.  Now, there are many ways to promote your products through advertisements.  You can spend millions of dollars through commercials, print ads, banner and a whole lot more.  There are also ways to save on these ads especially since the presence of the internet; this allowed businesses to promote their products without spending much.  With so little money that you have to spend, your product can be seen by millions of people.

Some people use written articles by bloggers to promote their products.  Others use banner ads to make their products known.  But the easiest and the cheapest I know is the use of email lists.  This form of advertising is continuing to grow because aside from spending so little on advertising, you get to present your products anywhere in the world; there are no borders when it comes to email marketing.  Plus, you can easily execute your email campaign with just a few clicks of your mouse and you can do it right at the comfort of your home. 

If you are interested to know more about this form of advertising, simply click on the link to be directed to the website.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Corn Tames Tension


Feeling tensed?  Eat corn!  The sweet gems are rich in thiamine, which is known as the anti-stress vitamin.  That's because the B vitamin helps maintain the health of cells in the central nervous system, improving the body's ability to cope with stressful events.  Thiamine also plays a key role in the synthesis of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that governs memory and alertness.

Seeking Help from a Psychic

Have you ever wondered what the future holds for you?  Have you ever had a difficult problem that you cannot solve?  Have you ever thought of seeking advice from psychics?  Many are skeptical about seeking help and guidance from them, thinking that these psychic readings are a fraud.  I was once like that but during the time that I faced a very difficult family problem and there was no one else to talk to, I tried asking help from online psychics.

It was from that psychic I talked to that I got good advice.  What she told me were mostly true and the advise she gave me help me face that difficult problem.  She did not give me an instant solution but her guidance helped me make a very wise decision.  That happened many years ago and if not for her, I may not be where I am right now.

Talking to a psychic is not a waste of time; well, to me that is.  I was able to express myself to someone without worries, I otherwise would have not done to someone I know.  If you have a difficult problem, it wouldn't hurt to talk to one.  Believe me, you'll be able to tell her more than you could to a friend.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Did you know?


Spritzing your wrists with cold water can help you beat the heat?  Blood vessels run close to the wrist's surface so chilling that area can lower you blood and body temperature fast.  So tuck a spray bottle of water in your fridge and wet the insides of your wrists when you need relief from a very hot weather.

The Gift of Flowers


If you love and care for somebody, give them flowers.  Be it a loved one, a family member, a friend, a boss, or someone whose attention you are trying to get; flowers are the best gifts.  The blooms have long been a symbol of love and concern, but unlike before where flowers were only given by a man to express his interest in a woman or given to someone who's sick to help her feel better; flowers now are also given to celebrate a special occasion, to express sympathy, show appreciation, to say sorry, or to wish someone good luck.

The gift of flowers goes way beyond romantic love.  A flower or a bouquet is given for numerous reasons and for different meanings.  Nowadays, flowers can be ordered online.  Wherever you are and wherever you want those beautiful blooms sent, you can do it right at the comfort of your home.

Sending flowers to my favorite aunt is now easier because of florist websites.  Even if she's too far away from us, she never forgets to send us gifts and she never fails to call us every week.  I return the favor by sending her flowers.  She loves flowers and she's very pleased whenever she gets flowers from us.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday #169 - Sunset

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