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 CompiƩgne, 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.



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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!