Xylitol : Natural Sweetener

>> Tuesday, December 16, 2008

One day, I prepared coffee for myself and for my father. I always love to have a sweeter taste, so I put enough sugar in to my cup. I stared at my father and thought if I am going to put sugar in to his cup since he is diabetic. Hmmm, I preferred not to add sugar, thus, he had to bear with the bitter taste of the coffee.

Because my father is diabetic, I surfed over the net to look for some natural sweetener that my father can use. Then, I found this new site about Emerald Forrest and its natural sweetener. Said company produce a natural sweetener called xylitol. This xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener which is derived from plant sources. Emerald Forest uses corn cobs to extract xylitol.

Furthermore, there are some great benefits if we are going to use this natural sweetener. It is good for our teeth because xylitol is a sugar alcohol, which means that it cannot be metabolized by bacteria in the mouth, thus, preventing dental caries.


More importantly, xylitol is safe for people with diabetes, just like my father. In the glycemic index, the refined sugar scores 100 whereas xylitol scores 7. Therefore, diabetics can safely use xylitol without worrying about any increase in their blood sugar level.


Finally, I am quite excited to start my online shopping now. Are you interested too? For more information, you can visit their web site and start shopping online immediately.

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World Wide Web Friendship Award

>> Sunday, December 14, 2008

I would like to throw a warm "thank you" to my net friend Chelle for sharing this World Wide Web Friendship Award. I'm glad having you as friend over the net through blogging.

Now, I am passing this award to my other friends, viz: emz, wellawells, dominique, ailecgee.

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Flat Belly Diet

>> Thursday, December 11, 2008

Last month, I applied to blog about Flat Belly Diet, so applied and filled up their application form online. Luckily, I was chosen, from thousands of applicants worldwide, to blog about FBD. Prevention/Yovia LLC will be sending me the book Flat Belly Diet for free, thus, I have to follow the diet and blog the development of my weight and everything about my total experiences for about 32 days. Hmmm, watch out for my future blogs at Prevention soon when I receive the book. Feel free to visit http://www.flatbellydiet.prevention.com

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PacMan: The Ultimate Winner

>> Sunday, December 7, 2008

Manny Pacquiao made another history by beating the Golden Boy in the Boxing world, Oscar de la Hoya. Filipinos salute Manny for bringing another honor to the country, Philippines.. I don't have to say any further except Congratulations Manny! We are proud of you...

photo credit: hbo

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I Am Grateful

>> Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Jacky gave me this tag. Thank you!... These are the things that I am grateful of:

1. ....for having a new friend Joan Todavia.. She's a fighter. Her attitude as a fighter gives me the energy I need to face the ups and downs of life fearlessly.

2 ....for having a wonderful and supporting parents.. They're always with me for bitterness and sweetness flavors of life.

3. ....for having a supportive sister...I can lean on her always, anytime...

4. ....for having jolly nieces... They are fun to be with.

5. ....for having a wacky buddy... He made me smile :-)

I am passing this on to : onlinetours, Azlina, Bestfriends

HOW THIS WORKS:
1. Re-post the picture on your blog and pls. acknowledge where it came from. Kindly leave a comment on this post so I would know you've posted it.
2. Write down 5 things you are grateful for and the 5 bloggers you are tagging.
3. You may copy this or write your own quote regarding gratitude:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

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What Are You Thankful For This Year?

>> Sunday, November 30, 2008

Got this tag from Marie. I appreciate for giving me this :)

Here is the tag:

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.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troublesand,
they can become your blessings.

Below are the seven (7) reasons to be thankful for this year:

1. My case at RTC Davao City was already promulgated last Nov. 27 this year. Thanks to Judge Fuentes. The accused is sentenced to a minimum of 11 years imprisonement, 6 months, and 15 days to 19 years, 6 months, and 20 days.

2. My father is cured from his cancer after several days of radiation therapy. The radiation was completed last July this year.

3. My father's MedicAid was approved.

4. Thanks to all who hated me so much all through this year.. You guys made me stronger than ever!

5. Thanks to all my loyal friends.. We made the friendship grow deeper.

6. Thanks to my family. We've been clinging together despite hard times in our life.

7. Thanks for the failures in life I have experienced. Failures broaden my mind and my faith in God grow deeper and stronger. It gives me the courage to hang on and endure the crooked journey of life..

Now, I am passing this tag to: Azlina, BestFriends, Cookie's Corner, Badet, JK and Nancy


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Blog Love Award

>> Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanks Grace and Cookie for passing this award to me.


Here are the rules:
1. Put the logo in your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who shared it with you.
3. Pass this award to your BLOG LOVER Friends.
4. Add your link to the list of participants below.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.


BLOG LOVERS:
1. Soul Anchor
2. Cookie's corner
3. Life is good and beautiful
4. My Life Story
5. Memoirs of a Pinay in America
6. My So Called Life
7. Aprilheart
YOU'RE NEXT! Add your blog to the list above.


This award is shared to the following: Jhanna, Fidelity, Lisa, dhurianne, Nessie's ATBP, Happy Trails, Monique

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iLASIK: The Generation i Procedure

>> Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Reading is part of our daily life. Many of us love to read any informative materials such as books, magazines, novels and the like. Hence, it is important to read so one can follow certain instructions, directions, or just be informed to some important things in life.

Having good eyesight is one criterion to maintain optimum reading ability. In this connection, there is a latest LASIK Technology in the market today which corrects eye problems. So now you may ask what this LASIK technology is all about.

Well, the modern LASIK, known as the iLASIK Procedure uses two lasers. Unlike the previous earlier versions of the procedure which uses only one laser.

The first two lasers used in the iLASIK Procedure is the wave-front technology that maps the unique characteristics of the individual’s eyes. Then, the second, the ultra fast, computer-guided laser that creates a corneal flap. Remember, there are no more blades that are used in this new procedure. The combination of these advanced laser technologies clinically prove that it provide an excellent safety and visual results.

Consequently, the NASA and the U.S. military has already been using this kind of painless and safe eye procedure. Many of their personnel have improved their vision after having the procedure, and now have 20/20 vision. These groups would also recommend the surgery to their other colleagues.

How about you, are you also interested to experience painless eye surgery? For more LASIK information, visit their site.

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A Gloomy Day

>> Thursday, November 20, 2008

What a gloomy day!. I woke up early for my class. I lazily did my morning routine primarily because of the weather condition. It really affects my move. From dawn up to this time while I am writing this article, the rain never stop. Hmm, the weather caused me delays in so many things. But, I am still thankful because all my activities for the day were all done.

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my new nikon still camera

Just this afternoon at around 3:30 PM, I picked up a small package from Johnny Air Cargo. This was sent to me by my mother. Its content is just a small camera. A Nikon still camera - to be exact, with complete accessories. What's so nice with this gadget is its pixel which is 8 megapixel. Aside from that, it has also a wider screen, 2.8 inch LCD. Oh, my mother also included an SD card of 2 gig. I always like my both parents because when they give something, they always make sure that it is complete with all accessories so that I can readily use the thing when I receive it.. Thanks!


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The 10 Lifestyle Tips For Cancer Prevention

>> Monday, November 17, 2008

The WebMD cited these 10 diet and activity recommendations highlighted during the meeting of the American Diabetic Association (ADA). The following are:
1. Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight. Check your waist. It is recommended that men's waists be no larger than 37 inches and women's waists be 31.5 inches or less.

2. Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day.

3. Avoid sugary drinks, and limit consumption of high-calorie foods, especially those low in fiber and rich in fat or added sugar. It is suggested to fill up on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

4. Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes (such as beans).

5. Limit consumption of red meats (including beef, pork, and lamb) and avoid processed meats.
6. If you drink alcohol, limit your daily intake to two drinks for men and one drink for women.

7. Limit consumption of salty foods and food processed with salt (sodium). Don't go over 2,400 milligrams per day, and use herbs and spices instead. Additionally, processed foods account for most sodium intake nowadays -- not salt you add when cooking or eating.

8. Don't use supplements to try to protect against cancer. It's not that supplements are bad -- they may be "valuable" apart from cancer prevention, but there isn't evidence that they protect against cancer, except for vitamin D (according to K. Collins).

9. It's best for mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies for up to six months and then add other liquids and foods.

10. After treatment, cancer survivors should follow the recommendations for cancer prevention. Survivors include people undergoing cancer treatment, as well as people who have finished their cancer treatment.
These tips are about reducing -- but not eliminating -- cancer risk. Many factors, including genes and environmental factors, affect cancer risk; diet and exercise aren't the whole story, but they're within your power to change.


source:
WebMD
Miranda Hitti
Karen Collins, MS, RD, CND

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Blog Awards!

Marie gave me these awards. Thanks for the thought!


But I will not pass these on because I already shared these two awards just recently.

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Friendship Flower

>> Sunday, November 16, 2008

This tag is all about "FRIENDSHIP OFFERING" with
someone whom you know, to someone whom you already knew
or will know in the future, globally.
Thank you Chelle and Ms Ray for giving me this tag.


Start copying here:
Here are the rules for this tag;
1.) Copy the badge and put it on your blog.
2.)Link back who pass you this tag.
3.)Spread this tag to at least 7 or more bloggers who you
think you are friend with.
And lovely are the blossoms
That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.
And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship's flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet
.And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship's flower will bloom for you.

Now, I am passing this tag to the following: Wellawells, Ask Ms Recipe, Babyphotographer, Ailecgee, janiz, iceah, critica trasversale

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Tag

This power award is coming from jacky-- thank you so much!.


The Rules: 1. Each blogger must post this rules. 2. You need to choose ten people to be awarded and list their names. 3. Don't forget to leave them comment telling them they've been tagged and to read your blog (soon).

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A Stressful Week

I was out for the past five days, since last Monday, the 10th this month. I was not able to check my message box until this weekend. Thanks to all my net friends who visited my site. I started my English review last monday. My whole week was quite stressful, tiresome and brain-draining. Well, I'm just hoping that I will be able to adjust my new schedule on the days forward.

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Award & Random Things About Me

>> Friday, November 7, 2008

Two special friends namely : MARIE and LUNA gave me tags that have almost the same thoughts. So now I assimilate the two. Thank you marie and luna!...

Award:
Random Things About Me:

1. I love biko (rice cake?) with latik (sugar paste) as toppings.
2. Part of the fish that I like most is in the middle, the one that turns black when cooked.
3. I can eat a bowl of rice especially with sinugbang isda or karne (grilled fish or pork), but I restrict myself on eating too much rice since I’m watching my weight now. Instead, I practice eating oats right now.
4. I have a very long patience, but I also fight back when somebody is obviously stepping my right.
5. I miss my parents.
6. I’m fond of watching soap operas.
7. I’m not an IT, but I’m studying and trying to understand html.
8. I’m crazy on chocolates, especially moist cake…
9. I wish that Judge Fuentes of RTC Branch 17, DC, will finally give his decision/verdict to the case I filed (running 1 yr & 2 mos 'til now) against a swindler…. Of course – in favor of me… lolz…
10. I love my family.

Now I'm tagging these especial friends: janiz, badet, larry, shy ....

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Reverse Phone Number Canada

>> Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Would you like to call a friend but you don’t know his new phone number? Or were there any prank callers you encountered always? Well, there’s a great solution to that. The Reverse Phone Number Look up Canada has all the answers for you with just a few clicks away. In Canadian reverse phone directory, one can trace up all numbers, may it be landline, unlisted, blocked, and cellular numbers. It also provide other pertinent data like owner’s name and address, phone carrier, line type, postal code, city and province. I’m sure you will be satisfied with their services. So sign up now and begin taking advantage of this simple yet efficient service.

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My Award

Thank you dear friend --- Jacky for giving this to me.. This will set as an inspiration as a new blogger. The following blogs are deserving of this award, too:

intel828c, onlinetours, marie


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Report Phone Numbers

One day, my mother, now in New York, called me up to ask if I was calling her for any emergency reason. I told her that I did not call her for any reason. Then she said that a certain number, not from her phonebook, kept on calling her three times that day. But every time she answers the phone, nobody answers on the other line. So I told her that whatever is the intention of that harrasing caller report to this site, www.reportphonenumbers.com. I said that on that site, you will be able to give the number of the harrasing caller, search the caller, and even give or post your opinions relevant to the caller.

How about you? Are you also a victim of unknown and annoying phone calls? Visit Report Phone Numbers site so you can trace who your caller is. Who knows that your caller might be from an insurance company, maybe just a wrong number, from a debt collector, or just from a phone survey company.

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ABC TAG - WHO AM I?

>> Tuesday, November 4, 2008

This tag is coming from Richelle. Thank you!..

My answers are the following:

A. Attached or single?~~~single.
B. Best friend? ~~~My mother.
C. Cake or pie? ~~~Cake & pie.
D. Day of choice?~~~Friday, 'coz it's end of the week.
E. Essential item?~~~Cellphone and my PC.
F. Favorite colour?~~~Pink and cool green.
G. Gummy bears or worms?~~~Gummy bears.
H. Hometown?~~~Davao
I. Favorite indulgence?~~~Eating, photography.
J. January or July?~~~January.
K. Kids?~~~None.
L. Life isn’t complete without?~~~My love ones.
M. Marriage date?~~~not applicable at the moment.
N. Number of magazine subscriptions:~~~1 (Reader's Digest).
O. Oranges or apples?~~~Apples.
P. Phobias?~~~none.
Q. Quotes?~~~"Man proposes, God disposes."
R. Reasons to smile?~~~Receiving good news and phone call from parents.
S. Season of choice?~~~Summer.
T. Tag 5 people.~~~Marie , Janiz, Marly, NanayBelen, & MsRay
U. Unknown fact about me?~~~I'm a secretive person.
V. Vegetable?~~~Carrots, okra, beans, eggplant, alugbati (lolz..) ....
W. Worst habit?~~~Hardly drink even at least 4 glasses of water in a day.
X. X-ray or ultrasound?~~~Ultrasound.
Y. Your favorite foods?~~~Siomai in Mandarin.
Z. Zodiac Sign?~~~Taurus.

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giging's bday

>> Monday, November 3, 2008

Ariane Gale. We call her Giging. She is the eldest of my four nieces. Today is her 19th birthday. Her celebration is attended only by immediate family members and few closest friends. As always, there is pansit on the table, as we, filipino, believed that pansit is a symbol of long life, lolz... Giging is already on her 3rd year in college. We look forward that you will finish your studies. The whole family wish you, 'ging, all the best, & bountiful blessings. GodBless

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Things Are Not Always What They Seem

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.

When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, "Things aren't always what they seem."

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.

After sharing what little food they had, the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.

When the sun came up the next morning, the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears.

Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen?

The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused.

The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.

"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied.

"When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.

Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it."

"Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead.

"Things aren't always what they seem."

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every out come is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time later...

Some people
come into our lives
and quickly go
Some people
become friends
and stay awhile
leaving beautiful
footprints on our
hearts
and we are
never
quite the same
because we have made a good
friend!!

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!
I think this is special...live and savor every moment...
This is not a dress rehearsal!


TAKE THIS LITTLE ANGEL
AND KEEP HER CLOSE TO YOU
SHE IS YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
SENT TO WATCH OVER YOU....

footprint photo courtesy of picsearch

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JESUS IS LORD

>> Thursday, October 30, 2008

This TAG is coming from Jacky to praise the only king of kings
**start copy here**
Proverbs 22:5-6
5-In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them.
6- Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
All children must learn that there is only one King of all Kings.. and that is...



1. Put the photo in your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who shared it with you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Add your link to the list of participants below
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.
JESUS IS LORD
1. Jacky 2. April NEXT IS YOU.
***end copy***

Now I'm passing this Tag to:
DepEd Teacher, Badet, Faye, Ms Ray, chubskulit, benchiegrace, marie

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Weird Things About Me

>> Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Got this tag from Emz .. Thanks!

Rules are rules. To tag along: you have to list 7 weird things about yourself, post it in your blog, tag at least 7 people (list their names), and comment on their blog to let them know that you just tagged them.

Here are my list:

1. Love coffee. My routine: coffee in the morning after waking up, coffee in the afternoon around 3 to 4pm, and coffee at midnight around 12midnight to 1am before reclining to bed..
2. In rare cases, just for fun, I mix 1 bottle of rhum or brandy (e.g. Emperador) with 1 liter of chocolate cold milk (like chocolait or selecta), then mix it with coffee…hmm it tastes like cappuccino-baileys drink..
3. My height is average so I’m fond of wearing shoes or sandals with heels, including slippers.
4. Occasionally, I put egg white or beer to my hair, just like a spray net, for stronger hold.
5. I put my whitening facial cream in to my underarm.
6. I like to be an instant millionaire by winning lotto, but I don’t buy/bet lotto or sweepstakes.
7. I love to eat pomelo dipped in rock salt.

Would love to hear about your weird things: jacky, chelle, xiaopei, LauriLiaw, claire, AnnaRhea, iceah..

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Heritage Web Solutions Cleans Up

The Heritage Web Solutions is a USA Based Company that specializes in Designing and Hosting Affordable Websites for Small and Medium Size Businesses. It is specifically located in Provo, Utah, USA and employs over 225 employees. Heritage Web Solutions has grown to a multi-million-dollar company in just seven (7) years, achieving a Top 1% of Hosting Companies as reported by WebHosting.Info. Heritage Web Solutions is honored to be recognized by some magazines such as Inc. Magazine, and others.

On the other hand, the Heritage Web Solutions and its employees are committed to cleaning up their community. They will particularly clean the Provo River trail – to bring back its original beauty. Said clean-up is scheduled on October 29, 2008.

Caring the nature is one of the best things to do as dweller in this lovable earth. We need to preserve our Mother Nature so that our future generation will be able to live it up. Many of our natural spots are already ruined and abused by some. Cleaning the surrounding to regain the nature’s beauty is one great move to do. This is the commitment of the Heritage Web Solutions and its employees to their community.

Press Release:

Heritage Internet Technologies’ Good Works Committee is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with the Parks and Recreation department for the city of Provo, Utah in an effort to maintain the Moon River section of the Provo River Trail System.

The committee held their first cleanup event on September 24th 2008. We were pleased to see a large number of employees, as well as their families and friends, attend. Everyone was in good spirits, and had a great time as they dug in and brought this trail back to its original beauty. The cleanup project included graffiti removal in the two tunnel portions of the trail section, vandalism repair, as well as litter and debris removal along the trail.

The HIT Good Works Committee conducts bi-weekly checks of the trail to ensure that it is being properly maintained. We will also be holding cleanup events once a month with our next event scheduled for October 29th 2008. We are looking forward to having as great of a turnout as we were able to have last month. Heritage Internet Technologies has always been eager to find ways to give back to our surrounding community. We are very excited to join forces with the Provo City Parks and Recreation department to help maintain this beautiful trail system.

We would like to thank everyone involved in this cleanup project. We are proud to have such a generous group of employees, willing to dedicate their time to bettering our community.


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Dedis' 18th Bday

>> Saturday, October 18, 2008

Marian Grace de los Reyes Celeste. She is my second niece of four. We simply call her "dedis". Today marks a new world for dedis because she celebrates her 18th birthday.

Dedis likes barbie dolls, disney characters, and many more. We look forward that dedis will start thinking maturely and release all the childish thoughts behind, as she turns 18. The whole event/party is dedicated to her Lolo Bart and Lola Vicky, who sponsor all the expenses. The efforts of her parents are also recognized - her Mama Alodie and Papa Gigi, and to her four siblings: Giging, Wenwen, and An-an..

Wish you all the best dedis as you grow beautifully. Gudluck and GodBless for your life ahead..

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Mama's special day

>> Friday, October 17, 2008

Today, 17th October, is my mother's birthday. I just reminisce the good and bad times we spent together all through this time, and oh, it's quite meaningful.
Although we don't see our mother personally, since we're miles away, we still celebrate her birthday the usual filipino way, ie., we prepared cake (blown by my nieces in the absence of my mother), pancit, adobo, suman, nilagang karneng baboy, etc. A phone call from our mother completes the celebration.
For our dear Mama, happy birthday! Wish you good health, sound heart and mind and bountiful blessings... GodBless.

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A good spot to spend a holiday

Panama, a republic in Central America. The Panama City was founded in 1519 by Spaniards. It is the capital and largest city and is situated on the Pacific coast in the central zone. The population is of mixed Spanish, black, and Native American descent, but includes indigenous people and immigrants from various parts of the world. About 70% of Panamanians are mestizos – people of mixed European and Native American descent, or mulattoes – those of European and African heritage.

Spanish is the official language of Panama. This is spoken by all but a few Native Americans. Part of the population, about a quarter speaks English – the language of the West Indian minority and the international business community.

70% of Panamanians are Catholic and Protestant account for 12% of the people. Religious faith and practice does not create conflict in Panama, instead, it guarantees freedom of worship.

The biggest festivities in Panama occur at Christmas. Other important holidays include independence day November 3 and Firemen’s Day of May 5. When it comes to food, the typical meals include sancocho – this is a chicken soup with native cereals and tubers, tamales – made with mashed corn, plantains, and native fruits. Their meals also include rice, beans, boiled meat, potatoes, and fried bananas.

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Looking back the history - the people, the language, religion, and way Panamanians celebrate holidays, is great. There are still a lot of things to discover about Panama. Hence, this is the reason why it good to spend a holiday in Panama to unveil its rich culture and heritage. There are also a lot of attractions such as the Panama Canal, Islands and Beaches, Historical sites, and many more. For one who is interested in sports and other leisure activities, you may engage to diving and snorkeling or rafting and tubing just to name a few.

Staying or settling in Panama is not a problem. The restored Hotel Casco Antiguo is a fine place to stay while in Panama. The Hotel Casco Antiguo is the city’s oldest operating hotel. It has authentic Andalusian details, a full modern amenities, and prime location at the heart of UNESCO World Heritage site.

Hotel Casco Antiguo is a 5-Star condominium-hotel. It has 34 rooms with in-house concierge services. Said condo-hotel is seemly famous to invest nowadays.

Hurry, invest now while suites are still available. Register for an eBrochure Here

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pay/post

>> Thursday, October 16, 2008

hhhmmmm...my application at PayPerPost is already approved just minutes ago.. My nerves giggle when I read my email about the approval. Well, this will help me broaden my horizon when it comes to blogging because I would have to ponder things to write something good, if not, the best. I immediately checked my PPP account, but oh!, I still don't have the opportunity to write. Anyway, I look forward to having an opportunity soon.. :)

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One Coin

>> Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I was reading the Bible and I got struck by this bible story. It’s from Luke 15, verses 8-10. The title of the story is One Coin, and it says: ““Jesus told the people another story: What will a woman do if she has ten silver coins and loses one of them? Won’t she light a lamp, sweep the floor, and look carefully until she finds it? Then she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, “Let’s celebrate! I’ve found the coin I lost.” Jesus said, “In the same way God’s angels are happy when even one person turns to him.””

The meaning of the above story is very clear. God will be happy if one of His wicked children will turn back to him. Just like in our individual family, our parents will be very happy if their children or one of their children will return if lost. Most of the time, the family will welcome the long lost family member with a party to be participated by friends, relatives and other guests..

Find out more interesting Bible stories and Theatre Church when CineMeetings & Events will bring the first-ever Theatre Church Conference in Silver Spring, MD on October 22 & 23. Find out more how will the CineMeetings & Events accomodate their participants. Find out more on how to register now.

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strong coffee and sweet chocolate

Sometime last September, I was in Manila for a certain appointment. On my way back to my home, I dropped by to this coffee shop for a sip of coffee while waiting for my plane. I ordered just a cup of coffee and two different slices of chocolate cakes: Double Chocolate Walnut brownie and Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar.

Double Chocolate Wlanut brownie.........Chocolate Peanut Butter bar

While having coffee and some cakes

Hmm, the coffee is great! and the chocolates taste delicious!... Minutes passed, as I was about to finish taking my coffee and mucnhing the cakes, I feel something bad.. Gosh, I got an awful headache.. I wonder what causes the terrible ache, does it because of the caffeine, which both chocolate and coffee have it, or maybe I was just anxious of my whole day activities....

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Forgive and be forgiven…

On our day-to-day life, we do the basics – that is, meeting our physiological needs such as breathing, elimination, even sex.. As part of our daily activities, we sometimes, if not often, commit mistakes. The church call it “sin” – may it be big or small.

Since we are human and we are not perfect, and committing sin sometimes is inevitable, I always remind myself to a bible verse from 2Corinthians, chapter 2, verse 7-8 which states that “When people sin, you should forgive and comfort them, so they won’t give up in despair. You should make them sure of your love for them”. As always preach, God will be happy for us if we know how to forgive those who have sinned to us. If we can forgive others, hence, others will also forgive us on our trespasses.

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CineMeetings & Events will accommodate the attendees by enhancing the educational and entertainment value of the conference with big screen, stadium seating, high-resolution digital projection and crystal clear audio. They also provide centralized event management which includes booking, event coordination and execution, technical support, promotional tools, advanced audio/visual technologies and suite of catering services. Find out more the process on registering or joining to the said conference.

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Approved SSpark

>> Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I signed up at SocialSpark site last 11th this month hoping to make money out from blogging. And oh, got a good news, customer love (from socialspark) approved my blog just today.. Well, from now on, I would have another valid reason to check my site more frequently and look for any oppotunity to write something...

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Let’s dive in to the Snapbomb

>> Monday, October 13, 2008

Hey bloggers out there! Stop by and read for a while.

You know, blogging is a good way of expressing our inner thoughts, ideas, knowledge on something, the crooked life we’ve been through, the happy moments, and the like. It’s an excellent way of communicating other people, may it be our friends and family or to other people on the other side of the world, to let them know a bit of us.

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7 anti-aging super foods

>> Sunday, October 5, 2008

Read on to find out more about the 7 foods to keep you young:

1. Chocolate, from cocoa, which is unusually rich in flavanols that help preserve the healthy function of blood vessels, thus, slows the rate of heart disease. Maintaining youthful blood vessels lowers risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.


2. Blueberries : Research found that some compounds in blueberries (and other berries) mitigate inflammation and oxidative damage, which are associated with age-related deficits in memory and motor function.


3. Fish is an abundant source of omega-3 fats, which help prevent cholesterol buildup in arteries and protect against abnormal heart rhythms.


4. Nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats, so they offer benefits similar to those associated with olive oil. They’re also concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals and other phytochemicals, including antioxidants.


5. Wine - Drinking alcohol in moderation protects against heart disease, diabetes and age-related memory loss. Any kind of alcoholic beverage seems to provide such benefits, but red wine has been the focus of much of the research. Red wine contains resveratrol, a compound that likely contributes to its benefits-and, according to animal studies, may activate genes that slow cellular aging.

6. Olive oil - Four decades ago, researchers from the Seven Countries Study concluded that the monounsaturated fats in olive oil were largely responsible for the low rates of heart disease and cancer on the Greek island of Crete. Now we know that olive oil also contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that may help prevent age-related diseases.


7. Yogurt - In the 1970s, Soviet Georgia was rumored to have more centenarians per capita than any other country. Reports at the time claimed that the secret of their long lives was yogurt, a food ubiquitous in their diets. While the age-defying powers of yogurt never have been proved directly, yogurt is rich in calcium, which helps stave off osteoporosis and contains “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness.


source: Shine from Yahoo
by Michelle Edelbaum
Eating Well Magazine

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children's health1

>> Saturday, October 4, 2008

If you are in the US and has kid/s, you might be interested on reading this. Or even if you are outside the US, and your child is suffering a certain disease and you think your child needs special help and attention, you may would like to consider the following hospitals below.

2008 "Best Children's Hospitals"
U.S. News & World Report Lists Top 30 U.S. Children's Hospitals

Here is the list of the best children's hospitals for general pediatrics:

1. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2. Children's Hospital Boston
3. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
4. Johns Hopkins Children's Center (Baltimore)
5. Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (Cleveland)
6. Texas Children's Hospital (Houston)
7. Children's Hospital Denver
8. Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center (Seattle)
9. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
10. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
11. New York-Presbyterian Medical Center (New York)
12. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.)
13. Children's National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.)
14. Children's Hospital Cleveland Clinic
15. Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)
16. Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA (Los Angeles)
17. St. Louis Children's Hospital
18. Children's Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
19. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
20. UCSF Children's Hospital (San Francisco)
21. Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (Boston)
22. Primary Children's Medical Center (Salt Lake City)
23. Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville)
24. Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock
25. Children's Medical Center Dallas
26. C.S. Mott Children's Hospital (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
27. Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center (Durham, N.C.)
28. Children's Hospital at Montefiore (Bronx, N.Y.)
29. Schneider Children's Hospital, North Shore-LIJ Health System (New Hyde Park, N.Y.)
30. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

source:

By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Health News

Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD


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The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

>> Monday, September 8, 2008

Feast Day
September 8th

The Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated in the Church at least since the 8th Century. The Church's calendar observes the birthdays of only two saints: Saint John the Baptist (June 24), and Mary, Mother of Jesus.

John the Baptist is considered especially sanctified even before his birth. His birth to Elizabeth and Zachariah is foretold in the first chapter of Luke, and it is also recorded (Lk 1:41) that Elizabeth felt the infant John "leap in her womb" when Mary approached her soon after the Annunciation.

The birth of Mary was also miraculous. She was conceived without sin as a special grace because God had selected her to become the mother of His Son (the feast of her Immaculate Conception is celebrated on December 8). The dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, though generally believed throughout the Church for many centuries, was formally declared by Pope Pius IX in 1854.

There is nothing contained in Scripture about the birth of Mary or her parentage, though Joseph's lineage is given in the first chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. The names of Mary's parents, Joachim and Anna, appear in the apocryphal "Gospel of James", a book dating from the 2nd Century AD, not part of the authentic canon of Scripture. According to this account, Joachim and Anna were also beyond the years of child-bearing, but prayed and fasted that God would grant their desire for a child.

According to one tradition, the house in which Mary was born in Nazareth is the same one in which the Annunciation took place. By another tradition, the Annunciation site is beneath the Crusader church of Saint Anna in Jerusalem, under a 3rd Century oratory known as the "Gate of Mary".

In celebrating the nativity of Mary, Christians anticipate the Incarnation and birth of her Divine Son, and give honor to the mother of Our Lord and Savior.

An Excerpt from: Women for Faith & Family – www.wf-f.org

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A Tasty Lunch

>> Friday, August 29, 2008

Last August 28, 2008, Thursday, a close friend of mine celebrated his birthday. Some of the foods I've eaten were:

Grilled chicken (left side) & grilled fish (right side)

Kinilaw

Grilled pork

Those are yummy foods. A very Filipino style and taste. I love it...

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