Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wow! It's been a month since I wrote an entry in my blog. Its been crazy month with all the family events and work. My Gossh, I am a little bit worried not updating my blogs. Honestly, I miss all of you who are here. Just a minute ago I had a conversation with the husband about my blogs if I will stop blogging or what I am gonna do? It really breaks my heart to not write anything in here. I miss blogging and I really do-:(

This has been my outlet for few years and I will try my best to be here frequently despite having bad days and crazy days at work.

Just wanna wish everybody have a Merry Christmas and Wonderful New Year 2010.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26: General Interest
1941 : FDR establishes modern Thanksgiving holiday

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.

The tradition of celebrating the holiday on Thursday dates back to the early history of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, when post-harvest holidays were celebrated on the weekday regularly set aside as "Lecture Day," a midweek church meeting where topical sermons were presented. A famous Thanksgiving observance occurred in the autumn of 1621, when Plymouth governor William Bradford invited local Indians to join the Pilgrims in a three-day festival held in gratitude for the bounty of the season.

Thanksgiving became an annual custom throughout New England in the 17th century, and in 1777 the Continental Congress declared the first national American Thanksgiving following the Patriot victory at Saratoga. In 1789, President George Washington became the first president to proclaim a Thanksgiving holiday, when, at the request of Congress, he proclaimed November 26, a Tuesday, as a day of national thanksgiving for the U.S. Constitution. However, it was not until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to fall on the last Thursday of November, that the modern holiday was celebrated nationally.

With a few deviations, Lincoln's precedent was followed annually by every subsequent president--until 1939. In 1939, Franklin D. Roosevelt departed from tradition by declaring November 23, the next to last Thursday that year, as Thanksgiving Day. Considerable controversy surrounded this deviation, and some Americans refused to honor Roosevelt's declaration. For the next two years, Roosevelt repeated the unpopular proclamation, but on November 26, 1941, he admitted his mistake and signed a bill into law officially making the fourth Thursday in November the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day. Source

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Is This True?

Please read this article if you think about buying a new car this month. I am thinking about going out on Black Friday to find good deals in the store.I didn't realize is the best time to buy a new car is the day after Thanksgiving-:)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Computers For Gifts

If you think about buying a gift for your love ones this Christmas, you might consider getting inexpensive laptops. You know, whenever I think about buying gift for the husband, electronics stuff always comes to my mind. The husband is an electronics fanatic. He loves to mess around stuff that will end up broken hahaha. Honestly, one of my all time favorites is to shop online especially on Holidays. I know I can get good discounts online than in the store. Another thing, is I hate to shop on crowded places especially that holidays is coming, believe me you can't breathe standing with long lines.

Pacman Won Again

Pacman gave another history to the Philippines people. The husband and I watched the boxing last night and on the early rounds, I thought the game was over when Pac know down Cotto on the third round. I can't believe what I saw! Pac is just the best fighter no questioned. Read more article for more results last night.

Lots Of Big People?

I saw a lot of big people in work. Yes I can say that they are huge! Sometimes I wonder why they are so big, are they eating too much or they just don't exercise? So many questions in my mind that nobody can answer. The first time I stepped into this country that's what I've noticed. I think some of them are so lazy to get our their butt from the couch they need weight loss pills that would really help them get over that hump and make them skinny. It is the reality here in the US lots of people who are very huge. Getting some help will not hurt in achieving the weight they want.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's Veterans Day

November 11: General Interest
1918 : World War I ends

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives. In addition, at least five million civilians died from disease, starvation, or exposure.
On June 28, 1914, in an event that is widely regarded as sparking the outbreak of World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, was shot to death with his wife by Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Ferdinand had been inspecting his uncle's imperial armed forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite the threat of Serbian nationalists who wanted these Austro-Hungarian possessions to join newly independent Serbia. Austria-Hungary blamed the Serbian government for the attack and hoped to use the incident as justification for settling the problem of Slavic nationalism once and for all. However, as Russia supported Serbia, an Austro-Hungarian declaration of war was delayed until its leaders received assurances from German leader Kaiser Wilhelm II that Germany would support their cause in the event of a Russian intervention.

On July 28, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, and the tenuous peace between Europe's great powers collapsed. On July 29, Austro-Hungarian forces began to shell the Serbian capital, Belgrade, and Russia, Serbia's ally, ordered a troop mobilization against Austria-Hungary. France, allied with Russia, began to mobilize on August 1. France and Germany declared war against each other on August 3. After crossing through neutral Luxembourg, the German army invaded Belgium on the night of August 3-4, prompting Great Britain, Belgium's ally, to declare war against Germany.

For the most part, the people of Europe greeted the outbreak of war with jubilation. Most patriotically assumed that their country would be victorious within months. Of the initial belligerents, Germany was most prepared for the outbreak of hostilities, and its military leaders had formatted a sophisticated military strategy known as the "Schlieffen Plan," which envisioned the conquest of France through a great arcing offensive through Belgium and into northern France. Russia, slow to mobilize, was to be kept occupied by Austro-Hungarian forces while Germany attacked France.

The Schlieffen Plan was nearly successful, but in early September the French rallied and halted the German advance at the bloody Battle of the Marne near Paris. By the end of 1914, well over a million soldiers of various nationalities had been killed on the battlefields of Europe, and neither for the Allies nor the Central Powers was a final victory in sight. On the western front--the battle line that stretched across northern France and Belgium--the combatants settled down in the trenches for a terrible war of attrition.

In 1915, the Allies attempted to break the stalemate with an amphibious invasion of Turkey, which had joined the Central Powers in October 1914, but after heavy bloodshed the Allies were forced to retreat in early 1916. The year 1916 saw great offensives by Germany and Britain along the western front, but neither side accomplished a decisive victory. In the east, Germany was more successful, and the disorganized Russian army suffered terrible losses, spurring the outbreak of the Russian Revolution in 1917. By the end of 1917, the Bolsheviks had seized power in Russia and immediately set about negotiating peace with Germany. In 1918, the infusion of American troops and resources into the western front finally tipped the scale in the Allies' favor. Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies on November 11, 1918.

World War I was known as the "war to end all wars" because of the great slaughter and destruction it caused. Unfortunately, the peace treaty that officially ended the conflict--the Treaty of Versailles of 1919--forced punitive terms on Germany that destabilized Europe and laid the groundwork for World War II. Source....

New Phone for the Phils

Since I like to travel back home to the Philippines I like to take with me an unlocked phone which I can use there or here in the States. I was surprise that I can find a phone that I can use while on vacation to my home country. The husband did not know that there was such thing as an unlocked phone. He was surprised that with an unlocked phone he could use them both in the USA as well as back in the Philippines when we go visit. The best part is with the unlocked phone we can leave it there then get a new one when we get home to the USA. I love to surprise my husband for sure and it is nice with cool stuff like this.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How To Help Your Kid?

Many parents write in to EP about homework battles with their kids. They want to know what to do about a child who procrastinates or who just can’t seem to stay focused on the task at hand. This week James Lehman shares tried and true methods to get kids to sit down and do the work.

Homework becomes a power struggle as soon as you try to force your child to do his work and he pushes back. Many parents are trapped in this battle nightly: they’re pulling one way while their child is pulling the other, and in the meantime, no work is getting done at all. Often, when kids start resisting, parents try to use power to get them to do their homework, but for many kids, that will only make matters worse. In fact, you may find that if you threaten your child with punishments or use power to get him to comply, he will simply become more aggressive and more defensive as he digs in his heels—and resists even more. Read Full Article

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Great Workout Device

I love to work out. The husband worked out when he was younger. Funny thing he never use Kettlebells. They are sort of like dumbbells only better because you can develop some angular momentum. It is sort of like having some off balance weights but only better. You can work out better than if you have the regular weights. The love of my life loves to work out as well even if he is heavy but I am sure that his muscles will get bigger working with the Kettlebells.

The Key To Economic Security

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." – Luke 6:38

Today, everybody seems to have their own ideas about how to make the dollar stretch.

I heard a story some time ago about a woman who had a very unique answer to the problem of economic security. At her funeral, the mourners were told that during her lifetime she had four husbands, and apparently she had planned all four. First, she married a millionaire. Then she married a Hollywood producer. Third, she married a life-insurance salesman. And finally, her last husband was a mortician. Her plan worked out well—one for the money; two for the show; three to get ready; and four to go!

If you want to achieve financial security, you don't have to marry a millionaire. I've got a better idea for you. It's simply this: Pray that God will give you the health, strength, and opportunity to earn some money. Then, once you've earned this money—however small that first paycheck is—take ten percent of it and drop it into the offering plate of your church.

Then watch God bless.

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How have you learned the important principle of giving expressed in today's Scripture—Luke 6:38? Tell us your story. Source

Want To Start Your Own Business?

The economy is really in terrible shape. So you know what my husband says? He says that is it a great time to invest. I was surprise but he said that you can invest in a franchise for a very great price. Right now, if you think about it you can find a great franchise that is a fraction of the price you would normally find one during the busy season. So, no matter what kind of business you are interested in, you can find a franchise that is right up your alley and better yet it is very inexpensive since we are in a down economy.

Technique That Work For Your Kid

Many parents write in to EP about homework battles with their kids. They want to know what to do about a child who procrastinates or who just can’t seem to stay focused on the task at hand. This week James Lehman shares tried and true methods to get kids to sit down and do the work.

Homework becomes a power struggle as soon as you try to force your child to do his work and he pushes back. Many parents are trapped in this battle nightly: they’re pulling one way while their child is pulling the other, and in the meantime, no work is getting done at all. Often, when kids start resisting, parents try to use power to get them to do their homework, but for many kids, that will only make matters worse. In fact, you may find that if you threaten your child with punishments or use power to get him to comply, he will simply become more aggressive and more defensive as he digs in his heels—and resists even more. Read Full Article

Fat Get Skinny

The husband is big. I have to say that he's trying to lose weight. I want to think that he is just a little more than skinny. Now, I am accepting the fact that I must help him to lose some extra pounds. I have found some weight loss products which will help take off some fats. I am hoping that I can make him skinny and then one day I might actually love him again. No just kidding! I love him skinny or fat but I might find him more sexy if he is skinny and all the bedroom fun that goes with that lol.

Serve Or Die?

He Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve. — Mark 10:45

Dr. Paul Brand told me of a memorable Frenchman named Pierre, who had served in Parliament until he became disillusioned with the slow pace of political change. During a harsh winter, many Parisian beggars froze to death. In desperation, Pierre became a friar to work among them and organize the beggars themselves.

They divided into teams to scour the city for bottles. Next, he led them to build a warehouse out of discarded bricks and start a business processing the bottles. Finally, he gave each beggar responsibility to help another poorer than himself. The project caught on. In a few a one to serve.”

At a leprosy colony in India, Pierre met patients worse off than his former beggars. Returning to France, he mobilized the beggars to build a leprosy ward at a hospital in India.

It is you who have saved us,” he told the grateful patients. “We must serve or we die.” — Philip Yancey

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Getting Your Master Degree?

Have you been thinking about an Online master degree? I am a huge NCAA basketball fan so I was shocked when I found out that Gonzaga had an online degree program. So you know that this is more than a fly by night degree program. US News and World Report ranked them number 3 in the west. Even better is it ranked by The Princeton Review and Forbes Magazine as one of the nations best Universities. I feel like I have name dropped enough but here is one more Kiplingers Personal Finance ranked them as among the private Universities best values. There are very few online degrees available from ranked Universities. The best part is Gonzaga offers many of it degrees through its online program. Imagine how awesome it would be to say that you got masters a Gonzaga all the while never leaving the comfort of your own living room. Come next March madness well, not the next but in a couple of years you can pick Gonzaga in the Final Four because of course you are an alumni, while never having left your state or even leaving your current job. Of course you can leave your job after you get that degree and move on to greener pastures with a fatter paycheck.

I Might Cut My Hair

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Gorgeous Sink That Spice Up Your Entire House

Now for the thousand time we are thinking about remodeling our entire house. I really want to see our bathroom look totally new. I love the look of the natural stone bathroom sinks because they are so out of the ordinary. I would love to put one of these in the bathroom that all my friends use when they are visiting my house. I would love if they were envious of my bathroom mostly because of my wonderful sink (~wink~). Can you imagine my bathroom with a wonderful stone sink? I think it would be so gorgeous in our house. I want that bathroom that all my friends are jealous of for sure!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Break For A Day

I am off from work today because the husband and I went to USCIS Baltimore for my biometrics. Last month I sent out my package for my I-1751 Removal of Conditions Status. Thankfully, it was quicker than I could imagine. So, today my appointment for my biometrics was 10 AM, it was just right time when we got there and in 5 minutes I was done. Much easier than I thought huh! Now, I just sit and relax while waiting for my approval and possibly my 10 yr green card-:)

Last step will be my Citizenship. Btw, I have huge decision to make If I want to be an American Citizen or not hehe, hopefully next year. Will see.....

Good luck to all who are still on the process, everything will be fine as long as you have everything they need

Close The Sale

The husband does not work in a retail store but in a different kind of service industry. More and more they are thinking about how to maximize their profits and they are turning to the retail industry for answers. One of the thinks they are using to up sell products they did not worry about selling in the past are cardboard displays. You can use these displays to show many things to a customer who just walked in your door. So even if you are in a service industry selling is just as important as if you were in the retail industry.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Youngest Sailor

I've been following this story of Jessica, a very young sailor trying to make a world record. The youngest sailor who tried to sail around the world. I find it very interesting because it was a lot of things going on before she started to sail. If you want to read the whole story click HERE..
I cannot wait more update from her.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

How To Be A Doctor?

The husband son is starting to think about college and what he wants to do in life. I know that he wants to be a doctor. The first step while in college to becoming a doctor is to do well on your GMAT's. So we are thinking about starting him soon in a GMAT prep. That way he is sure to get into a good medical school and start the journey toward being a doctor and fulfilling his dream.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Prayers For The Typhoon Victims

I felt so helpless every time I watch on TV what happened to my country. My heart crying for those people who were affected on the typhoon. Luckily, my family in Mindanao were too far from the affected areas. I decided to send a small amount of help to ABS CBN foundation. At least in small ways I can help my fellow Filipinos who are crying for help on this time of need. I am impressed how the ABS CBN organized their people to be in one hand helping the victims. I really felt sorry for those families who lost their love ones and houses. May they rest in peace and prayers for them.

Thinking About Remodelling Your Kitchen?

I am sooo tired of my kitchen not only is the floor tired but the fixtures are out of date. I just think that I want to up grade the kitchen faucets at a minimum. So now we are getting serious about remodeling. I am looking at what I want things to look like. Sometimes you can redecorate and leave the fixtures to last and you realize that if you looked at the fixtures first then you would have done things differently. Next time I have to check online first so that I don't make the same mistake.

Very Sad Indeed!

Ok, I can't help but had tears while watching the devastated storm hit in Manila. A lot of people were affected and seeing them on TV was so sad. Lots of cars flooded on the street and many people were begging for help. My God, I don't know who's to blame? It's nature calamity we can't do nothing about it but Pray! Click this Link for more infos about the typhoon.

Spice Up Your House With Inexpensive Tile

Ok I feel like the husband has a broken record but really he wants to either remodel our kitchen or our bathroom. Of course there is the chance that we will do both. He really wants to tile both of them. He used to tile from when he grew up. His bathroom always had nice tiles. So it is strange for him to use a bathroom in his own house and not have some tiles on the floor. Well, this will not last for long and he will have some tiles on both the kitchen and the bathroom.

Secrets Your Dentist Doesn't Want You To Know

A very good article to read and print out - make notes or underline
questions for your dentist. Call dentist receptionist and ask questions, if
getting unfavorable answers, call around to find a dentist who has
acceptable answers and practices and see if they are taking new patients.
Read Article...

Do You Own A Store?

My best friend owns a store. She sells foods from all over Asia. I love to shop there and eat all the foods that I enjoyed when I was a kid. But she has an old fashion cash register. I think she needs to check out the POS systems. I'm sure she would greatly improve her store and helps more customers to come in. They are a small shop but they work hard and they actually have a lot of customers. I will have to recommend to her this site for sure.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Read this very interesting article, What Americans Really Want..

Interested In Losing Weight?

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hit The Deer

I can't believe what happened to me this week. When I drove to work early in the morning I hit the deer. I didn't saw him jumped in front of my car and the last thing I saw he was on the street lying because the car behind me hit him too. I am lucky that I got through that situation uninjured. I called the husband sounded so nervous, he told me not to worry about it he's going to fix my car what is more important I am safe. So, I keep on driving wondering how much damage my car would be. When I arrived to my work place I checked on my car quickly, thankfully was not totaled. Just my license plate was tearing apart. I really thought my car wrecked pretty bad.

Thank God, HE watched over me...

have a good night everyone!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Plans Your Vacation In Miami

It is hard to believe that is was only a year ago since our last vacation. It seems more like five years ago that we last had time to take a vacation and travel. I think the next trip I want to take is to Miami. I found a great website with cheap hotels south beach Miami. There are also some great airline deals this time of year. So we can travel to a very nice place and not spend a lot of money. I am sure though I will find a way to spend the savings by shopping at all the stores in Miami.

Arms Of Love

Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. — 1 John 3:18

Many college students go on summer missions trips. But rarely does one come back with plans to rescue a baby. Mallery Thurlow, a student at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, went to Haiti to help distribute food. One day a mother showed up at the distribution center with a very sick infant in her arms. The woman was out of options. The baby needed surgery, but no one would perform it. Without intervention, the baby would die. Mallery took baby Rose into her arms — and into her heart.

After returning to the US, Mallery searched for someone to operate on baby Rose. Most doctors held out little hope. Finally, Rose was granted a visa to leave Haiti, and Mallery went back to get her. Detroit Children’s Hospital donated the $100,000 surgery, and it was successful. A little life was saved.

It’s unlikely that we will have such a dramatic impact on others. Yet challenged by this student’s willingness, we can find ways to provide help. She didn’t let circumstances, youth, or inconvenience stop her from saving Rose’s life.

Like Mallery, we are called to love “in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:18). Who needs you to be God’s arms of love today? — Dave Branon

When you see someone in need,

Love demands a loving deed;

Don’t just say you love him true,

Prove it by the deeds you do. — Sper

Spice Up Your Living Room

I have been thinking about ways to spruce up our living room. I want to add something that will give it a touch of class but is not so expensive. I am looking at candle sconces to put on the wall. I love to decorate and I love to burn candles so these might be the perfect solution. I can get a couple of them and really make me love to sit in my living room again. Sometimes I get tired of sitting in the living room all the time. So adding some sconces will be that change I long for.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Have A Nice One

It's been few days since I logged in to my blogs. Honestly, I really miss my blog hopping routine. Seemed I don't have anymore time to blog hop since I had my full time job. I have been so busy for the past few months especially with crazy over time days at work. I don't even have time to spend with my Babe Dako-:(
I wish I could make up with him eventually lol.....

have a good night everyone.

Till my next post.

Want To Get Rid Of Those Extra Fat?

Have you ever heard of conjugated linoleic acid? It is also often referred to as CLA. It is actually a natural fat that is used help burn the bad fat. So by taking it you can get rid of your fat. I know that we are all looking for ways to help burn those extra calories that we put on from that extra slice of banana bread we just ate. So taking a CLA supplement will give you that extra edge to take the fat off and keep it off.

Word Of Wisdom For Today

Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes. — Deuteronomy 8:11

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn said that he learned to pray in a Siberian concentration camp because he had no other hope. Before his arrest, when things were going well, he seldom gave God a thought.

Similarly, the Israelites learned the habit of depending on God in the Sinai wilderness where they had no choice; they needed His daily intervention just to eat and drink. But when they finally stood on the banks of the Jordan River, they awaited a more difficult test of faith. After they entered the land of plenty, would they soon forget God?

The Israelites knew little about the seductions of other cultures, having spent their lives in the desert. Moses was more afraid of the coming prosperity than the rigors of the desert — the alluring sensuality, the exotic religions, the glittering wealth. The Israelites might put God behind them and credit themselves for their success (Deut. 8:11, 17).

Ironically, success makes it harder to depend on the Lord. The Israelites did prove less faithful after they moved into the Promised Land. Again and again they turned their hearts to other gods.

Beware of the temptation that success brings. There is grave danger in getting what we want. — Philip Yancey

I blindly ask for what I crave

With haughty heart and will so stout;

He oft denies me what I seek,

But gives me grace to do without. — Anon.

READ: Deuteronomy 8:6-18

Have you ever thought about industrial computers?

Usually, when I think about using a computer is here at my desk with a simple PC. But really in life the biggest companies that use industrial computer are all around us making everyday products we use. So computers play an even bigger role in our lives than we realize. They are not just for entertainment but also put to hard work in factories around the world. Everyday they find new and hardworking ways to use computers in every industry imaginable.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

This Day in History

September 13: General Interest
1814 : Key pens Star-Spangled Banner

On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." The poem, originally titled "The Defence of Fort McHenry," was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the sight of a lone U.S. flag still flying over Fort McHenry at daybreak, as reflected in the now-famous words of the "Star-Spangled Banner": "And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there."

Francis Scott Key was born on August 1, 1779, at Terra Rubra, his family's estate in Frederick County (now Carroll County), Maryland. He became a successful lawyer in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and was later appointed U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.

On June 18, 1812, America declared war on Great Britain after a series of trade disagreements. In August 1814, British troops invaded Washington, D.C., and burned the White House, Capitol Building and Library of Congress. Their next target was Baltimore.

After one of Key's friends, Dr. William Beanes, was taken prisoner by the British, Key went to Baltimore, located the ship where Beanes was being held and negotiated his release. However, Key and Beanes weren't allowed to leave until after the British bombardment of Fort McHenry. Key watched the bombing campaign unfold from aboard a ship located about eight miles away. After a day, the British were unable to destroy the fort and gave up. Key was relieved to see the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry and quickly penned a few lines in tribute to what he had witnessed.

The poem was printed in newspapers and eventually set to the music of a popular English drinking tune called "To Anacreon in Heaven" by composer John Stafford Smith. People began referring to the song as "The Star-Spangled Banner" and in 1916 President Woodrow Wilson announced that it should be played at all official events. It was adopted as the national anthem on March 3, 1931.

Francis Scott Key died of pleurisy on January 11, 1843. Today, the flag that flew over Fort McHenry in 1914 is housed at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. More Article

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Want To Shop With Good Deals?

It is time for all the kids to be back in school. When I was in school I used to wait until after school started to actually buy my supplies because that was when you found the best sale. A lot of teachers give out list of stuff you need for class before you get there but found out that most of the list was stuff you really don't need. So I would wait for class and see what was really needed. Once in awhile I would get in a bind and not have what I need for a class or two but most of the time there were not problems. Here in the US, I love to buy different stuff especially when they were on sale. It's nice feeling when you get a nice deal isn't?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Be Happy Attitudes

"I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want." – Philippians 4:12

Happiness! Elusive, isn't it?

How often have you thought: "If only I had that car…then I'd be satisfied!"

"If only I could find someone who truly loves me…then I'd be happy!"

"If only I wasn't under so much financial pressure…then I'd be content!"

Truth is, all of the "if only" in the world—even if they all came true—still don't guarantee us happiness. Neither do fame, fortune, recognition, or relationships.

So, where do we find happiness?

God's word offers us a solution in the "Beatitudes." These eight positive, attitude-adjusting principles come straight from the opening lines of Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5:3-10. And for over two thousand years their timeless truths have transformed the minds, moods, and manners of men and women worldwide.

Discover them! Apply them! And find happiness in living them!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Looking For The Finishing Touch Of Your Home?

Bed knobs and broom sticks is one of my favorite movies. But really, I know that there are many knobs around the house that we need. I found a great site online that has many plastic knobs. My Babe Dako was so excited because there was one that he could not find until he looked on this site. I never knew how excited he could be about knobs till this site. I like how it finishes those little things around our house.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Sounds Like Our Leader--

Roots or shoots?

Because they had no root they withered away. — Matthew 13:6

In the life of trees, one key to survival is having more roots than shoots. In his book Oak: The Framework of Civilization, author William Bryant Logan says, “If a tree puts on a lot of top growth and few roots, it is liable to be weak-wooded and short-lived . . . If a tree puts down a great deal of roots and adds shoots more slowly, however, it is liable to be long-lived and more-resistant to stress and strain.”

People and organizations can be like trees. The rise to prominence is exhilarating, but anything that puts up shoots faster than it puts down roots is fragile and in danger of breaking, falling, or dying.

Jesus used a similar analogy in His parable of the sower. People who hear the Word and receive it joyfully are like seed sown on stony places; they spring up quickly but endure only a short time because they have no roots (Matt. 13:6, 20-21).

Roots aren’t at all glamorous, but they are the source of our strength. If our roots go deep in the knowledge of God (Jer. 9:24) and our lives are hidden in Christ (Col 3:3), we’ll be strong, resistant to blight, and more likely to survive the storms of adversity.

How deep are your roots? — Julie Ackerman Link

Lord, keep me from being envious of the beautiful and the seemingly powerful. May I use Your resources to put down roots that will make me strong rather than branches that will make me attractive. Amen.

READ: Matthew 13:6

The roots of stability, come from being grounded in God’s Word and prayer.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Husband's Favorite

MMMMMMM, my Babe Dako loves to eat this Afritada. He can eat this entire plate in one sitting. You add some rice to this plate and you have a wonderful meal. I think most of all he loves the tomato as well as the peas that goes with the Chicken. I love to fix this for him as much as he likes to eat it.

Want To Lose Weight Quickly?

The truth is, I saw many Americans have a belly that is far too big. I know that no matter how hard you try the weight is hard to lose. So I think that best diet pills can help to keep those extra pounds off the midsection. Really, I think that a sensible diet would really help but in this world there are so many distractions from your diet that it is helpful to try a pill to make sure you reach your goals.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thinking About Moving?

The husband once moved here in Maryland from California. I cannot imagine moving that far. It is thousands of miles away. I think the hard part of the move was actually packing things up and letting the long distance movers take all the stuff. Then, weeks later you see your stuff again. I am sure if you move that far and you do not use a good company then they might break all your stuff. If I move from here, I think I would like to move to the Philippines but, that would be better just to buy all new furniture when we get there.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Yummy Banana Bread

Hmmm, I love to make banana bread when I have time. Seems like when I have ripe banana I never have the time to make the bread. Finally, this weekend I had ripe, black banana and the desire to cook bread at the same time. The husband was soooooo excited to eat all the banana bread. He was sad that I had to hide the rest from him lol. If I did not hide from him it would be all gone in few minutes hehe yum...

Can you make a speech?

I am a little bit shy. Funny thing, but I love to be around with people. When I am in front of so many people I get speech anxiety. So I am not sure if am going to try but next time I have to give a speech I am going to see if one of these pills will help me to relax and communicate what I have to say. If it is me and like one or two people then I can talk and talk all day and night. But if there are more than a few people then I cannot even say one word haha.

Word Of Wisdom On Sunday, Little Things

The tongue is a little member and boasts great things. — James 3:5

A mosquito is a tiny insect — but its potential for devastation is huge. When I was in the 5th grade, I was bitten by mosquitoes on both of my knees. The bites became infected and deteriorated into a threatening case of blood poisoning. For over a month, I was pricked repeatedly with penicillin shots, and my knees had to be lanced and drained twice daily to remove the infection. It was excruciatingly painful, and quite terrifying for a 10-year-old kid. To this day, I carry scars on my knees from the numerous lancings. All because of something as tiny as a mosquito.

James, the half-brother of Jesus, warns us of another little thing that can also be very destructive. He says that even though the tongue is little, it boasts great things. It’s like a small spark that sets a great forest on fire (3-5). Although the tongue is small, there is nothing small about the damage it can do. Words carry with them the power of healing or a destructive capacity far greater than the poison of any mosquito bite.

It is essential that we use our words with great wisdom and care. Consider carefully the words you choose. Will they be seasoned with the balm of grace or with the poison of anger? — Bill Crowder

A careless word may kindle strife,

A cruel word may wreck a life,

A timely word may lessen stress,

A loving word may heal and bless. — Anon.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Mp3 players, Do you need one?

I am not a dancer but I love to dance. The husband thinks I am crazy because I could dance and sing for hours and hours. Well, not so much dance but singing is my favorite. I only dance when there is no one else around. Actually, I am not such a good singer either but I love to do it anyway. Of course I am always looking at Mp3 players so that I can store all of my favorite songs. How about you? Do you love to sing and dance too? What is your favorite song?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Third Year And Still Counting

Today is our Wedding Anniversary. We have now been married for three whole years. It is hard to believe that the time has passed by so quickly. I can't express how much my Babe Dako means so much to me. He completes my life and makes me whole. I know that I always tell my Babe Dako how much I love him. Without each other, our lives would be so empty. We're best friend and even the day we spend apart at work makes us miss each other. We both love to come home in the evening and hear how our day went. We take care each other. Words cannot express how much we need each other for the rest of our lives. Love you Babe Dako, this is only the third of many Anniversaries to come.

A Pinay to take centerstage at the Miss International 2009

The Filipina is a beautiful person, inside and out. She stands out from the crowd with her morena skin, disarming smile, deep dark brown eyes and long, silky hair. But colonial mentality has progressed in such a way that some of us see a different kind of Filipina – mestiza or fair-skinned, a lighter shade of hair and a number may have opted for physical enhancements.

But then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say. And in a country where beauty pageants abound, when someone is crowned the winner, we better believe it that she’s the fairest of them all. Yet when a Filipina gets a title outside her own country, you would know that there is more to her than her winning smile or beautiful gowns. Read more article..

Saturday, July 25, 2009

What Do You Do If Your Kid Is So Tough?

Have you ever listened to parenting advice, all the while thinking, “That won’t work with my child—nothing does. He’s too difficult; no one can get through to him.” If you’ve ever felt this way, stop what you’re doing and read this article. We sat down and talked to James Lehman, who explains how to get through to “hard case” kids—and how to manage their behavior effectively. (The good news? There is hope—and there’s still room to make some real changes that work.)
Read the full article..

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Backyard Toys

My husband Babe Dako has so many nieces and nephews that come over to play that we are looking at swing sets to put in our backyard. We found a great website that has so many toys to choose from not just the swings sets. I can sit for hours and watch the kids play on the swing. We always like to put sand under the swing so the kids can play there when they are a little bit tired of the swing. This can keep them occupied for hours and hours. It is the simple toys that kids love the most.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Trapped in a Screaming Match with Your Child? Ways to Get Out Now

If yelling worked, parenting would be easy, wouldn't it? We’d simply shout, “Do it!” and our kids would comply. But here’s the truth: it doesn't work. I've told parents, “Look, if screaming at our kids was effective, I'd be out of business. You'd just be able to yell at your child and he'd change. Or you'd bring your child to my office, I'd shout at him and call him names for 45 minutes, and then he'd go home and be nice for a week.” Read the full article...

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A Vacation Cruise

My husband Babe Dako always tells me his favorite vacation was on a cruise ship. I have never been to Europe so we think it would be awesome if we found some European cruises that would fit our budget. It would really be a dream come true for both of us. I would love to take one of the cruises up one of the rivers in Europe but I think the husband Babe Dako would like to see the Holy Land. Either way I think both of us will have so much fun.

Ways to Get KidsTo Do Thier Chores

Getting kids to do chores is one of the most common arguments families have. Who can’t relate to this picture? You’re yelling, “Why haven’t you cleaned your room yet?” while your child is on the couch watching TV, shouting back, “I’ll do it later!”

The reason kids don't like doing chores is the same reason adults don't like doing chores: household tasks are generally boring. Let’s face it; the satisfaction of getting the dishes done is not a very big reward in this day and age of video games and instant gratification. While that doesn't mean kids shouldn't do chores, it does help to partly explain why they resist them.Read the full article.

Spice Up Your Bathroom

The husband and I are always thinking about how we can improve the house. We saw a really great idea online for our bathroom. These copper sinks would really look great in our bathroom. They would really give the bathroom some flare. The craftsmanship that goes into these sinks almost makes them a conversation piece. Of course no one really comes out of the bathroom and wants to talk about the wonderful time they had in there but with your copper sink they just might tell you how nice it was in there.

Very Interesting

Maybe you have seen this Video already. It is pretty cool and interesting! What happened to those westerns and their stars? Heh.. click the video if you wanna know lol..

No Fee Auctions

Are you looking to sell something of value online but you don't just want to post it on Ebay? Then, you need to try out these free online auctions. We have some stuff that is valuable but just not sure where to go about selling it. This is a great choice to sell it and still make a nice profit. The best part is that there are no fees. How cool is that? What other website can claim to have no fees! That really can save you a bundle of money.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

U.S. declares independence

July 4: General Interest
1776 : U.S. declares independence

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. The declaration came 442 days after the first volleys of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts and marked an ideological expansion of the conflict that would eventually encourage France's intervention on behalf of the Patriots.

The first major American opposition to British policy came in 1765 after Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a taxation measure to raise revenues for a standing British army in America. Under the banner of "no taxation without representation," colonists convened the Stamp Act Congress in October 1765 to vocalize their opposition to the tax. With its enactment in November, most colonists called for a boycott of British goods, and some organized attacks on the customhouses and homes of tax collectors. After months of protest in the colonies, Parliament voted to repeal the Stamp Act in March 1766.

Most colonists continued to quietly accept British rule until Parliament's enactment of the Tea Act in 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the East India Company to undercut even tea smuggled into America by Dutch traders, and many colonists viewed the act as another example of taxation tyranny. In response, militant Patriots in Massachusetts organized the "Boston Tea Party," which saw British tea valued at some 18,000 pounds dumped into Boston Harbor.

Parliament, outraged by the Boston Tea Party and other blatant acts of destruction of British property, enacted the Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts, in 1774. The Coercive Acts closed Boston to merchant shipping, established formal British military rule in Massachusetts, made British officials immune to criminal prosecution in America, and required colonists to quarter British troops. The colonists subsequently called the first Continental Congress to consider a united American resistance to the British.

With the other colonies watching intently, Massachusetts led the resistance to the British, forming a shadow revolutionary government and establishing militias to resist the increasing British military presence across the colony. In April 1775, Thomas Gage, the British governor of Massachusetts, ordered British troops to march to Concord, Massachusetts, where a Patriot arsenal was known to be located. On April 19, 1775, the British regulars encountered a group of American militiamen at Lexington, and the first shots of the American Revolution were fired.

Initially, both the Americans and the British saw the conflict as a kind of civil war within the British Empire: To King George III it was a colonial rebellion, and to the Americans it was a struggle for their rights as British citizens. However, Parliament remained unwilling to negotiate with the American rebels and instead purchased German mercenaries to help the British army crush the rebellion. In response to Britain's continued opposition to reform, the Continental Congress began to pass measures abolishing British authority in the colonies.

In January 1776, Thomas Paine published Common Sense, an influential political pamphlet that convincingly argued for American independence and sold more than 500,000 copies in a few months. In the spring of 1776, support for independence swept the colonies, the Continental Congress called for states to form their own governments, and a five-man committee was assigned to draft a declaration.

The Declaration of Independence was largely the work of Virginian Thomas Jefferson. In justifying American independence, Jefferson drew generously from the political philosophy of John Locke, an advocate of natural rights, and from the work of other English theorists. The first section features the famous lines, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." The second part presents a long list of grievances that provided the rationale for rebellion.

On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to approve a Virginia motion calling for separation from Britain. The dramatic words of this resolution were added to the closing of the Declaration of Independence. Two days later, on July 4, the declaration was formally adopted by 12 colonies after minor revision. New York approved it on July 19. On August 2, the declaration was signed.

The American War for Independence would last for five more years. Yet to come were the Patriot triumphs at Saratoga, the bitter winter at Valley Forge, the intervention of the French, and the final victory at Yorktown in 1781. In 1783, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris with Britain, the United States formally became a free and independent nation.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Time To Sit Back And Relax

My favorite thing to do in the summer is to sit on the back porch. When it is really nice and warm outside I love to sit in the cool breeze of the summer in our really nice outdoor chairs. We love to fire up the grill and cook outside then eat out there and just soak up all the summer sunshine. I am still amazed that the sun is so late going down here. I cannot believe the sun is still up at 9pm. Where I am from no matter what the sun is gone by 6pm every day all year. But, here I can enjoy the summer evening which last so long.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Crazy Days At Work

I am very busy these days. I work about 8-10 hours everyday, Monday to Friday. In between, I had 15 minutes break in the morning, 30 minutes for lunch and 15 minutes in the afternoon. I feel really tired sometimes but, its fun and I really love my job. Sometimes I miss my Babe Dako a lot while I'm at work because when I started working I didn't get to spend more time with him anymore.

However, we do make up on weekends. More important we both love each other very much. We're both working every day, when I get home from work he comes home too. I figure if I don't work and just stay home all day while he's at work I go nuts! Well, speaking about work, this week was the crazy days in work. I'm not feeling good all week plus were so busy! I know it was not the busiest days yet but it's been crazy with resolving some problems about work stuff.

On the other hand, I'm happy it's almost weekend. Time for rest and spend time with my Babe Dako and of course the unending household chores (~sigh~)

Good night everyone! Till my next post...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Do You Have Spare Time?

Take this Test and tell me the result. It is fun trust me I learn a lot after taking it.

After completing the questionnaire, you will obtain:
  • Your type formula according to Carl Jung and Isabel Myers-Briggs typology along with the strengths of the preferences
  • The description of your personality type
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Hard To Lose Those Extra Pounds?

Time to lose that winter fat so I can fit into my bathing suite when we go to the beach. No matter what I do though I have trouble getting the weight off and keeping it off. So when I have those kind of problems I like to get a little help from some weight loss pills. One of the best is ephedrine hcl. It is just that little bit of help to get rid of those extra pounds which always seem to find their way back to me.

Congress Adopt The Stars And Stripes

June 14: General Interest
1777 : Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution stating that "the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white" and that "the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." The national flag, which became known as the "Stars and Stripes," was based on the "Grand Union" flag, a banner carried by the Continental Army in 1776 that also consisted of 13 red and white stripes. According to legend, Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross designed the new canton for the Stars and Stripes, which consisted of a circle of 13 stars and a blue background, at the request of General George Washington. Historians have been unable to conclusively prove or disprove this legend.

With the entrance of new states into the United States after independence, new stripes and stars were added to represent new additions to the Union. In 1818, however, Congress enacted a law stipulating that the 13 original stripes be restored and that only stars be added to represent new states.

On June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes. As instructed by Congress, the U.S. flag was flown from all public buildings across the country. In the years after the first Flag Day, several states continued to observe the anniversary, and in 1949 Congress officially designated June 14 as Flag Day, a national day of observance. Source..

Needs Help Getting Disability Insurance?

Do you need help getting your Social Security disability insurance? If you are in need of SSDI and you are not sure how to get your money due then, you need to check this website. They have 98% success rate for those who complete the SSDI process with them that means they can really be of help. They will give you a free evaluation to find out if your situation qualifies. When times are tough you really need your disability and you need to make sure you get it all. Act now and get your social security insurance you deserve.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Must Be A Pinay Thing?

I thought it was funny when I read my Babe Dako's email and give me this LINK. He said; must be a pinay thing huh... I have to admit that I am shoeholics and bagaholics. I love to shop and cannot get enough of my tons of shoes and bags. You must see the link if you are a handbag lovers addicted.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Be Beautiful And Sexy

Time to lose those pounds so we can all look good in our bathing suites for the summer. I found a great site with many phenphedrine reviews. They have some great products which will give me that edge to look sexy all summer. Even if I eat too much I can still lose weight. Even though I eat right and exercise I am always looking for that extra help to keep my trim figure.

Really Busy In Work

You know, being really busy with work, I haven't spend much time in the computer anymore. I miss a lot of stuff that I usually do before. It's really hard to manage my time between work and doing house chores. Working full time is not easy! Sometimes I work 10 hours a day as it is required to do so. Even though I have no kid, still find it hard though, how much more when I have a kid to attend with? Speaking of kid, I'm not so sure when were gonna have one-:). Seems I enjoyed my life working everyday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Best TV Deals At The Best Price

I keep thinking I want to get a new large flat screen High Definition TV for our living room. I found a website with some great tv deals. I think for sure we could afford one with those great prices. I was thinking we might have to settle for a small one but really what we need is a large one so that we can watch football next fall with all of our friends over to watch with us.

The Wings Like Eagle

My former boss forwarded the article below. It is nice to know there are some foundation who were very successful and I am very impressed with the amount who had funded with this foundation. In work, I QC lots of organizations which I believed they're making good money to support the needy of course with the help of those people who have been contributing huge sum of money to help their own organization grow.

"The Wings Like Eagles Foundation Continues to Soar

The Wings Like Eagles Foundation Continues to Soar

Employee-Funded Foundation awards more than $440,000 in first three years

TUCSON (AZ) –The Wings Like Eagles Foundation and it’s Board of Directors, in just its third year of existence, have granted more than $340,000 in funding to 24 community organizations that engage in the enhancement of child welfare, education, the arts, the spirit, the advancement of liberty, and community goodwill. The Wings Like Eagles Foundation was created in 2003 in memory of the late William M. Clements, founder of Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc and has provided benefits to thousands of Arizonan’s statewide. The Board meets once a year to review applications and awards grants ranging from $4,000 to $30,000.

Due to the overwhelming response from community organizations, additional employee committees were established at each branch location in 2004 to review employee-sponsored funding requests. The employee committee meets monthly throughout the year and award grants ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Over the last two years the employee committee has awarded over $100,000 to 34 non-profit organizations.

In addition to the monetary contributions of the foundation, Golden Eagle employees have also been active participants in many local volunteer programs. Over the last 12 months Golden Eagle employees have assisted with the Salvation Army Bell Ringer, served food in the Ronald McDonald House Chef-for-a-Day program, supported the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona St. Nicholas Packing Party, and participated in the opening of the Milagro Playground Project.

"The tremendous success of this foundation is a testament to the outstanding and ongoing generosity of our participants, namely our employee partners,” remarked Foundation President Christopher W. Clements. "This Christmas season, we are continually reminded of our good fortune in our ability and willingness to give back to the communities we serve."

The Foundation serves the communities of its founding corporation, Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. – which include but are not limited to, Tucson, Casa Grande, Buckeye, Flagstaff, Holbrook and Globe and is principally funded through direct contributions of its directors and employees.

Organizations interested in obtaining funding from the Foundation are encouraged to contact the Foundation office at 520-882-1594. Applications for 2006 grant awards will be accepted January 2 – February 28, 2006. Awards will be announced during the more..

Enjoying While Playing

My Babe Dako's son loves to play video games. He can play for hours and hours. Sometimes I think it is too much but really I never say anything because at least he is happy while he is playing. He usually plays on either his DS or an old PS2. The husband is thinking of upgrading him to a PS3 which I know he would absolutely love to have. They have such great prices I am sure we can afford it and even get a whole bunch of games to go with it.

Healthy Foods For Snacking

I think we need to make sure we fill up our fridge with these foods for snacking. Foods that burn calories more calories than they contain. My Babe Dako sent me this link, I believe eating veges is good for our health. Click this Link to learn what food were gonna put in our fridge-:)

Shop With Confidence At POSMICRO

My friend has her own Asian Food Store which I love to go and shop almost every day. It is a kind of small store but I can find all my favorite filipino foods there. I keep thinking they need to get a barcode scanner. If they looked at this website they could put one in their store and it would be just like shopping at the Super Market. They have such good prices I am sure they can afford one.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Gone The Sun

Your sun shall no longer go down . . . for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended

. — Isaiah 60:20

In 1862, during the US Civil War, General Daniel Butterfield wanted a new melody for “lights out.” And so, without any musical training, he composed one in his head.

Years later, the general wrote, “I called in someone who could write music, and practiced a change in the call of ‘Taps’ until I had it suit my ear, and then . . . got it to my taste without being able to write music or knowing the technical name of any note, but, simply by ear, arranged it.” General Butterfield gave the music to the brigade bugler, and the rest is history.

While there are no official lyrics to the hauntingly familiar strains of “Taps,” here is a commonly accepted version of one verse:

Day is done, gone the sun,

From the hills, from the lake, from the sky;

All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

What a comforting lyric as faithful members of the military are laid to rest! And what hope in the acknowledgment that God is near, even — especially — in death!

At a time when death and evil reigned, the prophet Isaiah anticipated a day when death itself would die. “Your sun shall no longer go down,” he wrote to Israel, for the Lord will be Your everlasting light” (60:20).

For those who follow Jesus, the strains of “Taps” are not a funeral dirge but a song of hope. “The days of your mourning shall be ended” (v. 20). All is well. God is nigh. — Tim Gustafson

READ: Isaiah 60:17-22

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ready For The Future?

Now that my in-laws are starting to get a bit older they are starting to think about the retirement years. They want to make sure that things are taken care of and not have to worry about Medicare and will it be enough. So they have started to shop for Medicare supplement insurance. It will give them peace of mind into the twilight of their lives knowing they have an excellent supplemental insurance and got a great rate for it.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Healing Power on Your Plate

The Healing Power on Your Plate

The food you eat is not just calories that give you energy and fuel your body…

It is information, cellular fuel, immune support, free-radical defense, detoxification, hormonal balance, and glowing, supple skin… all wrapped up in a delicious, disease-fighting package.

That is, if you’re eating the right foods.

What if I told you that you can prevent Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, weight gain, premature aging, cataracts and macular degeneration, infertility and IBS… all in one meal?

Seem too good to be true? Well, it’s not…

While most chronic diseases may look very different on the surface, they are really just physical variations of the same underlying causes. When you eliminate the causes, disease doesn't stand a chance.

I’ll get to that in a moment. But before I go on…

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself…

My name is Kelley Herring. I am the founder and CEO of a company called Healing Gourmet. You might also know me as a contributing editor to Total Health Breakthroughs and Early To Rise.

I am also the Editor in Chief of a four-book series published by McGraw Hill on the power of foods and nutrients to promote health and protect against disease.

Over the years, I have become widely recognized as an expert on health and nutrition and what it takes to live a long, active and age-defying life.

But I didn't start out to become a natural health expert. I was going to be a doctor. But faced with my own personal health emergency my faith in “modern” medicine was shaken. Learn more

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Take Care Your Family's Future

I know I have talked about life insurance in the past but I cannot say enough about how important it is to make sure you have life insurance to cover your family in case the worst should happen to you. You can find some really great term life insurance quotes online. You can make sure your family is covered and still not lose your shirt over the payments. It would be nice to make sure your kids have money for college or your spouse can pay off the rest of the house if you are not around. Get some coverage today!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Minimizing Your Risk To Swine Flu

Minimizing Your Risk to Swine Flu These Link and This can provide you with more information on the new flu strain, including symptoms and precautions. In general, take a common-sense approach to flu avoidance:

Follow simple hygiene rules:

* Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

* Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Use of alcohol-based hand-cleansers also can be an effective preventive measure.

* Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way. Avoid close contact with sick people:

* Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people

Learning To Play The Piano

I have always wanted to learn how to play the piano. But I am not sure where to start. So, I found a great website that has online lessons. They have a great selection of piano sheet music which will guide the beginner in picking up the basic skills to learn how to play. I am excited to try it out myself to see if I can finally learn to play the piano. My husband Babe Dako even found a keyboard online and he ordered it for me so I can practice right at home.

It Is Really Sad

As her man lies unconscious on the canvas just yards away, the worry and distress of Ricky Hatton's fiancée Jennifer Dooley is all too plain to see.

Seconds earlier, the former college lecturer let out an ear-piercing scream as the Mancunian boxer was floored for the third and final time by Filipino Manny Pacquiao.

Wearing a close-fitting red dress, Miss Dooley gripped the back of the seat in front of her for support before turning to Hatton's brother's girlfriend, Jenna Coyne, with her hand over her mouth in horror as Hatton, nicknamed The Hitman, remained flat on his back on the canvas for three worrying minutes. Source....

Getting Healthy With A Cleansing

Are you ready for a good colon cleansing? I know there are many people out there looking to get healthy and maybe even get rid of some unwanted bloat and weight. A good cleansing really goes a long way to getting your body back to health. I found this great website that will help you figure out what you need and what benefits it will have for your entire system.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Very Interesting

How a young girl became friends with a big leader and followed him into eternity!

April 25: General Interest
1983 : Andropov writes to U.S. student

On this day in 1983, the Soviet Union releases a letter that Russian leader Yuri Andropov wrote to Samantha Smith, an American fifth-grader from Manchester, Maine, inviting her to visit his country. Andropov's letter came in response to a note Smith had sent him in December 1982, asking if the Soviets were planning to start a nuclear war. At the time, the United States and Soviet Union were Cold War enemies. President Ronald Reagan, a passionate anti-communist, had dubbed the Soviet Union the "evil empire" and called for massive increases in U.S. defense spending to meet the perceived Soviet threat.

In his public relations duel with Reagan, known as the "Great Communicator," Andropov, who had succeeded longtime Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in 1982, assumed a folksy, almost grandfatherly approach that was incongruous with the negative image most Americans had of the Soviets. Andropov's letter said that Russian people wanted to "live in peace, to trade and cooperate with all our neighbors on the globe, no matter how close or far away they are, and, certainly, with such a great country as the United States of America." In response to Smith's question about whether the Soviet Union wished to prevent nuclear war, Andropov declared, "Yes, Samantha, we in the Soviet Union are endeavoring and doing everything so that there will be no war between our two countries, so that there will be no war at all on earth." Andropov also complimented Smith, comparing her to the spunky character Becky Thatcher from "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain.

Smith, born June 29, 1972, accepted Andropov's invitation and flew to the Soviet Union with her parents for a visit. Afterward, she became an international celebrity and peace ambassador, making speeches, writing a book and even landing a role on an American television series.

In February 1984, Yuri Andropov died from kidney failure and was succeeded by Konstantin Chernenko. The following year, in August 1985, Samantha Smith died tragically in a plane crash at age 13. Source..

A True American Hero

Nathan W. Talbot

Escaped as POW in the Philippines

WESTBORO, Mass. - Nathan W. Talbot, 89, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at UMass Memorial Health Care.

He was born in Winchester.

He leaves his wife of 64 years, Irene M. (Sherr) Talbot of Westboro, Mass.; two sons, Gil Talbot and his wife, Donna, of Pembroke, and Seth Talbot and his wife, Bonnie, of West Lynn, Ore.; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Talbot of Westboro, Mass.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carl and Joyce Sherr of Worcester, Mass.; six grandchildren, Ian, Heather, Andrew, Reed, Melissa and Sydney; and his nieces and nephews, Edward, Resa, Gary, Andre and Jennifer.

He was an Air Force lieutenant and a prisoner of war for more than three years in Luzon, Philippines. During a typhoon when his cage was blown over and ruptured, he escaped with some comrades and became a member of the Philippine guerilla forces as a radioman. He was a survivor of the Bataan Death March. He contacted Australian forces by radio and they arranged for a submarine to rescue him off the island. He was the one who created the plans for General MacArthur's return to the Philippines.

For many years, he was an engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration, and he retired from the FAA in Nashua, whereupon he moved to Lake Worth, Fla.

He was a member of the Congregation B'Nai Shalom of Westboro, Mass., and was a past president of The Exchange Clubs, both in Nashua and Lake Worth. He was a member of the MetroWest Jewish War Veterans and the Disabled American War Veterans. He was an avid amateur ham radio operator and his call letters were W1NXP. He was a former member of the Nashua Country Club, and he enjoyed golf and curling.

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