Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Get Your Business on the Right Track

I know it and you know it… there is an endless debate about economic crises and the whole 9 yards of related issues on financial problems, credit, loans and what not. The economic issue will certainly haunt the whole world for quite a while for sure considering the global financial situation. “You are not alone”… this phrase wouldn’t give you a peace of mind either nor solve your financial problem. But knowing that we can get solutions to our problem might help a bit especially for those struggling business owners.

Knowing that there are certain entities that can provide help and assistance to get us back on our feet is a big assurance that things will be alright. Knowing that there is an institution that could provide a system that can accept credit cards by phone and online so that we could start or manage our own business would certainly help a lot to get us back on the right track. And knowing that this comes with special features like, FREE PC-Based Virtual Terminal, 2.09% + $0.25 guaranteed low rate, no contract term and cancel anytime policy, no annual and cancellation fees, and other features relevant to merchants… are but some of the important things that any business owners are looking for.

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Hubby and His Annoying Practices

I had another sleepless night in Maine. Hubby wasn’t able to sleep last night because something was bugging him. We already slept late last night because we watched TV till midnight. I was already snoring the night away for a few minutes when he woke me up. Yes, he woke me up. And yes, it was not the first time he did that. He wakes me up every time he can’t sleep. He wakes me up when something is bothering him. He wakes me up when he can’t wait till morning to tell me things no matter how simple or unimportant they are.

Oh well, Hubby has his ways of doing certain things that really annoy me. And somehow, I am beginning to accept those annoying things as part of what he is. Do I have a choice? No! So why bother whining about it when I know that those annoying things are just the counterpart of some of the annoying things that I myself possess too. Oh yes, Hubby has his counter-attacks every time I would point those annoying things out to him. And he has a point too, that I had to admit.

So what’s the bottom line? Stop whining. Should it be my New Year’s Resolution? Maybe not. Should I get even with him tonight? Maybe yes!

Do Yourself a Favor: Make Yourself Amazing

Aside from chocolates… cosmetic surgery is also one of the best things that ever happened in this planet. Any woman even the most beautiful wishes that she is more beautiful that she already is. Any woman even the perfect one finds flaws in her perfect body. And any [average] woman like me would want to have a Fairy Godmother to make a wish for a “make-over” especially in this era where cosmetic surgery is just like getting a manicure.

It’s a girl thing. Men may not understand it. And some women may don’t either. But in the average… most women… if they have the chance… the resources… and the guts to change one or two imperfections in their body… they would do it. They would do it because they know it will give them not only satisfaction but self-confidence and happiness that no man could ever give them.

Good thing… with MYA these things are possible. Why MYA? Because MYA has 25 years of experience in cosmetic surgery. They have the best cosmetic surgeons who have done hundreds of procedures to satisfied clients. And with just one phone call, you can get a free consultation with their amazing coordinators who will guide you in your decision making process. And most importantly, they also provide a comprehensive aftercare package to help you get back on your feet after the surgery.

C’mon, we are all living in the “future” now. With a little tummy tuck here and a neck and face lift there… you give yourself the most amazing gift that will make you feel important. So do yourself a favor… make yourself amazing because you deserve it.

My Priceless Christmas Gifts

I just started work last December 22nd and obviously, I am not yet entitled to a Christmas bonus. I haven’t even received any salary just yet. The only earnings I got are from my header designing, business card making and a few freelance writings. And with my decent earnings from them, I was able to get my family cheap gifts for Christmas.

I am good at doing digital scrapbooking so I used my talent on making something for Christmas. I did some scrappy thingy for my family this Christmas as my present. They maybe cheap considering the money I spent on them but with the time and effort I put on each gift, they are certainly priceless.

I made some digital scrapbook photos for each one of them and ordered some mugs and have photos printed on them. Oh they so love their personalized mugs. At least I would know whose dirty cup is in the sink and they can wash their own cups this time. LOL.

I also made special DVD movies of all the photos I had on file for each one of them. I have wanted to save those photos on DVD a long time ago so that in case the computer crashes I have a back up file. But I came up with a better idea when I experimented on the DVD maker. I ended up with cool DVD movies with them as the stars. I only bought special software for making and printing the DVD case and labels.


My gifts may not be expensive but I know that my family would always understand if I will not be able to give them expensive gifts. They are indeed very thankful. But we have a saying… it’s the thought that counts. And with all the thoughts I put into making them that made the gifts… priceless.

Gourmet Chocolates… Anyone?

I have not found anybody on this planet who doesn’t like chocolates. Who wouldn’t want chocolate? Even those people who are body conscious admit that they have cravings for chocolates. People who are allergic to it are also tempted to get their hands on it and would happily endure pain just to have a taste of it. And there would be people who would certainly kill for it. I would!

Chocolate is the most amazing thing ever invented. LOL. I will be so happy to have my share anytime even the most simplest and ordinary of its kind. But if you are talking about gourmet chocolates I will certainly drool and go gaga over them. And if you are talking most specifically about Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, I will certainly worship you. Trust me. Chocolate from Gertrude Hawk is the most heavenly of all chocolates on this planet.

Gertrude Hawk offers the most amazing varieties of chocolates and candies for all occasions. They have lots of stocks of gourmet goodies that are ideal as gifts for people you love or for people you want to impress. They have unique chocolates and candies that you cannot find anywhere else to satisfy your sweet tooth. And what is more important is that you can also get them online on great deal of a price. So what are you waiting for? Christmas may be over now but I’m sure you will always come up with a special occasion just to get your gourmet chocolates.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Priceless Reaction

This is indeed a week late post. I’m so sorry about that but as you may all know by now I have a huge posts backlog all across my 9 blogs. No, I'm not in a blogging coma. It’s still about the car accident issue of course. It’s only now that I gather enough guts, time, effort and mood to write again. And since I have a new job, my blogging has to take the backseat for now too so that added to my valid reasons for not blogging. But I am not totally worried because as I have said before, writing is my passion and will always be.

This is a week late post about Christmas. I have not written anything about Christmas Day because the accident happened before Christmas. It was indeed a sad moment for us. But I am grateful that we were ok and were able to celebrate Christmas just the same.

And so last Christmas we opened our gifts just like anybody else in this planet. The kids were very happy to receive their wish lists though they were not as many as last year. Of course, Brandon was the most excited of all because of the toys he got. He has new video games and robots and movies and what not. And if Brandon was happy about his gift I bet for sure that Hubby was indeed very happy with what I got him for Christmas.

I got Hubby a whole case of San Miguel Beer! He so loved that beer the first time he tasted it in the Philippines. Too bad I have to go to Boston to get it for $8.65 for 6 packs. I got a good deal though when I bought one case because I only paid 32$ for 24 packs. Oh well, I may only had over 2$ less on the price of the beer but the glow in his eyes when he opened his gift is… priceless.



Monday, December 29, 2008

I so love Hue

One of the best things I love about winter season is the fashion. I love winter clothing because I love scarves, gloves, boots and leggings. I love dressing up in layers with nice coats and sweaters. And I love pairing them with matching scarf and hat.

I just so love winter fashion. Leggings in all styles and colors are a-must for me during this season. I cannot go out without wearing leggings. I wear leggings as undergarments for pants especially during those freezing cold days. I wear leggings with my favorite boots and my sexy mini skirt. I even wear just leggings or comfy socks and my hubby’s old, big and worn-out shirt as my lounge clothes during those lazy cold snowy days.

And since I love leggings, there is no other place I would get my special leggings but from Hue.com. Hue.com is the only place I could get the best deal… the best style… the best quality leggings that fit my budget… my taste… and my life-style. Good thing that Hue.com has an amazing stock of legwear, intimate apparels, casual wear and even bath and body products. Their products are unique and one of a kind. That is why, this Christmas, I got all my Christmas presents from Hue.com and I am happy that my step-daughters and girlfriends loved what they got from me.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Day I Thought I will Miss Christmas

I am still not in the mood for blogging! My mind is still not functioning well the way it used to. And I am not so psyched up to do anything just yet.

A couple of week’s back I had so many ideas in mind to discuss on my posts across my 9 blogs. I know I have a lot of backlog on my posts due to a lot of things but I never worry about it because I know too that I can easily spring back up without a problem. But something came up that obstructed my mind frame and I am so bummed out. I am still in shocked due to the recent mishaps that happened to me and my hubby.

I know I owe everyone [at least you my loyal friends who kept coming here and checking on me and my blog] an explanation for my long absence from blogosphere. I'm really sorry for not delivering the goods well on time [whatever that means]. As a serious blogger I know I have an obligation to my passion and my audience.

Of course I have an alibi… a valid one. I had an almost fatal car accident! I almost missed Christmas this year! I almost totally and absolutely would have stopped blogging... for good!

The last photo of my baby before the accident.



My 8-month old baby is gone now. And this is how she looks after that accident. She was hauled away by the towing truck to her final resting place at Moody's and was pronounced "total lost" by the insurance company the following day... giving us enough notice to look for a replacement.




Christmas is the time for thanksgiving and it never really made that great of an impact on me than this year. This Christmas I am so grateful that I was able to celebrate it again with my loved ones.

To read more on the detail of the accidentclick here.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Get Yourself a Good Night Sleep

I have been losing sleep lately. I wrote something about it too last week because it was indeed a big deal for me. Losing good night sleep is bad for the health. It makes one grumpy or irritable. It makes one weak. And it can make one unwell both physically and emotionally.

There are lots of factors that contribute to sleepless nights. It could be the weather. It could be emotional problems. It could almost be everything. And most importantly, it could also be the bed. You see if you are sleeping on a very uncomfortable bed, it surely makes a big difference.

That is why it is wise to invest on comfortable bed that can surely give that most sought-after good night sleep. So what are you waiting for? If you are not comfortable with your bed and if you are having sleepless nights why not get yourself a comfortable bed? Why not check out Time4Sleep.co.uk and check out their divan beds?

Time4Sleep.co.uk offers all the latest and hottest styles of beds with unbeatable price that gives you a real great deal. Getting a comfortable bed is not just investing on a good night sleep. It is investing on good health. Give yourself a nice Christmas present this year... get yourself that nice comfortable bed and have a real good night sleep. You deserve it.

Out-of-Stock Rice

It supposed to snow today. It is reported that we will have an ice storm tonight. And it is expected that we will have power outages all over the state by tomorrow. But I still have to do errand before it happens.

I went up to my friend’s house this morning and brought some Christmas gift wrappers and scotch tape. I had my special Christmas present for Hubby up there so I have to wrap it before he would find out about it. I also went up to my friend’s house today to have a little chit-chat. But unlike my previous visits, we didn’t feast on Pinoy food this time. For a change... we did not eat rice today. She ran out of jasmine rice so she didn’t cook any rice at all. Apparently, the Asian Stores in Portland are out-of-stock of jasmine rice so we need to deal with Chinese take-outs if we really need to have our rice diet.

I only stayed at my friend’s house till before noontime. The snow started to fall while I was wrapping the present. And I drove in the snow going back home. It was my first time to drive in a snow. I was really very very careful and a bit scared. But then everything turned out ok. I was able to reach home safe and unharmed.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

For Man’s Best Friends Only

Dogs are no longer considered as man’s best friend. They are already considered as member of the family. They are treated like children by couples who are not ready to raise real kids. They are well taken care of and are provided with basic needs just like human beings.

Having dogs is a great responsibility. It’s like raising real kids too… literally. Have you heard about “dog-sitter”? Well, that is the thing of the present. And yes, there is such thing as… dog boarding… dog camp… and dog spa. Now you don’t have to worry if your neighbor or spouse feed your dog when you are away or where you will bring your dog when you have to travel half around the world on business trip because there is a place where your dog can have fun in a safe and dog-friendly upscale environment. A special place where they are pampered, groomed, trained or maybe having a slumber party while mommy is out of town.

But if you don’t own a dog and thinking of a good business… check out CampBowWowUSA.com and learn about Pet Sitting Business. This is indeed a booming business because there are a lot of dog owners who are looking for a special place or a "dog day care" for their best friend or “babies” to be pampered and taken care of when their “mommies or daddies” are not around.

I got shot

I finally got my flu shot today, so I’m all set now for the winter season. I cannot afford to get sick so I have to get vaccinated by Inactivated Influenza Vaccine to protect me from the Influenza Virus that is common during this season. Well, I assume that you all know what I am talking about. My arm where I was pinched is a little sore right now but other than that I’m doing ok.

I also got a flu shot scheduled for Brandon next week. More than anybody else in this household, that kid needs one. This vaccine is very important to children. Read here for more information about the vaccince. Usually the school requires their students to get vaccinated due to obvious reasons. Last year, Brandon had already been vaccinated before they announced that all students should be vaccinated so Brandon got an “A” for that and I got a tap on my shoulder for that too.

My only problem now is Hubby. Of all people he is the most stubborn and hard-headed when it comes to medicine. He didn’t get a flu shot last year and I bet I will not be able to convince him again this year. I don’t know why men are such hard a** when it comes to medicine, doctors, check-up and everything associated with them. My other problem is that when he is sick he would be bitching and complaining a lot and won’t take medicine to get well too. So tell me how will he get better? That is one thing that I am avoiding that is why I want him to get a flu shot… which I will not be surprised at all if he will not have one. Oh Men!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Your Business is Their Business

To keep up with the current economic situation, starting your own business no matter how small could be a good way to survive the crisis. But starting your own business is not easy if you don’t have the resources to start with. You will need financial assistance to be able to get the capital to get started.

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One Unbeatable Deal

Getting the right auto insurance is as tricky as getting the right vehicle. It is as challenging as choosing the right vehicle that caters to one’s lifestyle or work. It is also a difficult decision to make especially in this struggling economy. Auto insurance is a necessity as the vehicle itself. There is no way that you would drive a car or a truck or a van without insurance. There is no way you will be able to go around without the security of knowing that your vehicle is insured. And there is no way you will drive safely without the “peace of mind” that you get from insured vehicle.

Getting auto insurance nowadays is easy as ABCs. You can get it in a snap online. And there are lots of auto insurance websites that you can find online. But finding the best auto insurance company is as tricky too. One Auto Insurance that can give the best deal and an excellent customer service is Autonet Insurance Group, which is a leading reputable insurance company that provides high quality insurance services and products. They offer the best, unbeatable and guaranteed van insurance that vehicle owner can trust.

Getting auto insurance from Autonet Insurance Group is easy… just call 0800-021-7333 and you can get the most competitive and exclusive rates that you deserve. They can even work it out to give you extra discount so you can save [money for gas] and have the peace of mind you need in this hard time.

Say it with Nails

… I mean it literally!

What do you expect? I am a woman… so do the math. Hahahaha.

I am a woman to the max. And when I say to the max - I mean it just that. I love all things beautiful. I love to tease my Hubby with fancy things that I put on myself like make-up, perfume, sweet scented body lotion and yes… well manicured finger and toe nails. He finds them sexy. *wink*

When I was still in the Philippines the Beauty Parlor was my regular weekend destination for my regular beauty spa. I frequented the saloons for my regular beauty treatment. And I practically live in a spa on weekends having whatever treatment I have not yet tried in their list. It was indeed very liberating.

When I came here in the US, I have been to a Beauty Parlor twice just to get a hair cut. I can’t afford to do what I was doing in the Philippines because it isn’t practical anymore. But I will never sacrifice my well-manicured nails so I do my own nails now. And good thing I found OPI nail polish from HelloGorgeous.net. They have all the coolest selections of nail polish and the hottest nails accessories in the planet.

HelloGorgeous.net has the largest inventory of nail polish online. They have over 3,000 shades of nail polish on stock to choose from. Who could beat that? And with that, whenever I need something from Hubby... I say it with my [well-manicured] nails.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Heritage Web Solutions: Your Best Business Partner

If you are a blogger, whether you are a newbie or a veteran, you want your blog to be unique. You would do everything to give your website a personal touch that represents your taste or personality. And if you have the resources you would explore all possibilities to come up with the most extra-ordinary blog in the face of blogosphere.

If you are a business owner, whether you are a small company or a big corporation, you know that a company website is essential to your business to achieve your business goal. You know that having a website does not only help you promote your business but it is a viable tool to reach your costumers and clients to sell a product or service. And if you have a website, you want your website to represent your company’s vision to attain its full potential in the competitive marketplace and gain profit.

If you are into any business today, no matter how big or small, you do know how important a website is to create a more competitive and credible establishment that would generate income and promote your business. And to be able to do that you need the expertise of HeritageWebDesign.com, a US based company that specializes in designing and hosting affordable websites for small and medium size businesses. Heritage Web Design, Hosting and E-Commerce are the services they provide that will give businesses a great boost to promote its products or services.

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Freaking Yummy Food

I noticed that I’ve been blogging about health and health issues lately. I became aware that most of my posts are also about food and its health benefits. I also realize that I turned out to be too conscious about my health because I do feel something not right with my systems due to frequent constipation, headache, tummy and back pains.

Oh well, I also know the causes though like too much time spent in front of the computer, lack of exercise and eating unhealthy food. Yes, I am aware of that that is why I took time out to go see my doctor this morning. And I was very honest with her. Then, she gave me this flyer so that I will be aware of all the simple things that we always overlook at can be harmful to our health and worse, can cause cancer. So I am sharing it with you, just the same.

The top five cancer-causing foods are:

1. Hot dogs. Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can't live without hot dogs, buy those made without sodium nitrate.

2. Processed meats and bacon. Also high in the same sodium nitrates found in hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon also contributes to cancer.

3. Doughnuts. Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with white flour, sugar, and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures. Doughnuts, may be the worst food you can possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.

4. French fries. Like doughnuts, French fries are made with hydrogenated oils and then fried at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which occur during the frying process. They should be called cancer fries, not French fries.

5. Chips, crackers, and cookies. All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of trans-fats.

Whew, and those are exactly my favorites. Those are the easiest to grab. Those are the fastest I can get my hands and mouth on. And those are undeniable yummy. And I know them by heart. It’s just that I don’t care that much. But now that I am getting old, I really think that I need a chance of lifestyle. What about you?

Start the Year Right Looking at a Brighter Future

Are you still thinking of alternative resources to supplement your income? Are you thinking of a business that would really help you make both ends meet? Are you thinking of a way to survive this economic crunch? Then here is a good option to help you start a small business that will surely give you a financial boost in this ailing economy… dropship.

Yes housewives, there is such thing as dropship. And dropshipping or “on-demand customer fulfillment” which is a supply chain method is an attractive online business that you WAHW might want to try in this time of financial crisis. And right now, they are having holiday promotion to customers to save up to 25% off on their regular prices. But you better be hurry because this promo is only up to December 31, 2008.

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Don't Give the "Other" Woman a Chance

I had my yearly general physical check-up today. Actually, the appointment is both for me and Hubby. But Brandon came home sick last night from his Grammy’s and he was throwing up all night so we brought him with us too for check up. Hubby sacrificed his appointment with our Health Care provider for Brandon whose child well care is scheduled by January next year. Hubby’s appointment is moved to January too.

I had my general physical check-up today and it was indeed physical, quite literally. I got a Pap smear and breast check-up and boy, it was really painful. It was my 3rd Pap smear already and I kinda know what to expect because I’ve done it a couple of times before. But still, I felt kinda awkward and uncomfortable with it. With the breast check-up, it was my very first time so I was caught off guard. I never realized how painful it was. The doctor kneaded my breast so hard like kneading bread dough, it was so throbbing. She said it was a good sign because if I don’t feel anything, it means that I have a lump and that means… a possible case of breast cancer.

I had a physical check-up today and I got referred to a specialist. I will have another check up with an OB Gyne and a Mammogram for further physical assessment and evaluation before the year ends or early next year. Though I am afraid of these exams, I definitely wanted to go because I know I need it. I am already 43 years old and women my age should be doing these. I have a cousin who died of cervical cancer this year and my MIL had her left breast removed last year due to breast cancer. There is no way I will take things for granted now. I was hoping you my friends out there are taking extra care of yourselves too because trust me, there are lots of women out there waiting their chance to take our place in our husbands’ life. Don't give them a chance. LOL [Just kidding.]

Alternative Source of Income

More people are feeling the pain of economic crunch now than ever before. That is why in this time of crisis, a lot of people are considering alternative resources to keep their homes and save for the rainy days. And one of the best options for alternative resources is franchising.

Franchising as a business or an alternative source of income is a potential option for people who do not just want to make both ends meet. It is also a possible business opportunity for those who want to have a more secured future. With MyFranchisePath.com, a nationwide network of consultants that have hundreds of years of franchise and business experience, people who are either looking for an alternative source of income or a potential business venture can get the best franchise advise for FREE from one of their well experienced consultants or a franchise broker. They can help them find the right franchise that matches them. Or if they already have a specific business in mind like putting up a dry cleaning company, MyFranchisePath.com can help them get a dry cleaning franchise that can get them started.

Life is tough in this ailing economy but people have to do something to get started without waiting for the government’s help. Getting an alternative source of income with surely help people make both ends meet. Or it could be the piece of the puzzle that will help them find a solution to a more secured future.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Art of Window Shopping


Today, I so declare that I am happy. I am happy because for the first time in two years, I finally have a taste of freedom. Hahahaha. I am happy because I went window shopping today… alone… without someone complaining why I have to check things out when I am not intending to buy it… without someone bitching about that it is just a waste of time… without someone asking every 30 seconds – are you not done yet?... in other words without Hubby in tow. Hmmmmp!

I don’t know about other people, but I am already happy with window shopping. It’s therapeutic for me. I find joy in just checking out the items and comparing prices. I find joy in knowing which stores are having sale and discounts and promos. I find joy in just being in the store and immerse myself into the abyss of commercialism.

Window shopping is tricky. It is a devil in disguise. It is always a challenge. And it can be also be emotional. The trick is to psyche yourself up before you go to the store. Convince yourself that you are there to have fun and just to check things out. If you like something, don’t touch it. Just look at it. Don’t get yourself tempted and never ever under any circumstances give in to temptation. You need to develop the virtue of patience. And if in the end you feel that you really like something to buy, take a deep breath and count one to ten… turn your back from that item that caught your eye and desire and walk away victoriously and don’t look back. Go home. Sleep on it. Then if you dreamed about it and woke up still thinking about that item, then decide if you really need it and can’t live without it. Then, and only then you are allowed to buy it. It’s a simple logic. If you don’t think about it, it’s not important and you can live without it.

Oh well, window shopping is a cure for shopaholic. It is good for those people who has a strict budget. It is good for those who are thinking before they buy. It is good for those who have no enough money to spend for things that they don’t need. And window shopping is only a pastime. And most importantly, it is the most inexpensive way to shop.

Friday, December 5, 2008

President Bush Solved My Friend’s Problem

My Pinay friend asked me to go shopping with her the other day. She has not passed her driving test yet so she needs a ride to go down the store. She needs to go to look for grandfather clocks because she needs to replace the one that his father-in-law has in his living room because her 3 year old daughter accidentally broke it when she was playing with her new “Dora The Explorer” pink ball. We went to the Mall and tried to look for something similar to the one her daughter broke but to no avail. We just ended up in a Chinese Buffet Restaurant nearby and feasted on chow mein. LOL

Then I remembered that I had this Grandfather Clocks Blog saved on my “favorites” and came across this post entitled, "Grandfather Clock in background, President Calls to Congratulates President-Elect Obama". The picture of Pres. Bush with the grandfather clock in the background is the same as his FIL’s. So we browsed and found 1-800-4clocks.com, an amazing website that offers huge stocks of clocks in all sizes, shapes, colors, design and brand names like Howard Miller clocks which is the same clock that his Father-in-law has in his living room and ordered it online.

Whew, and with that we both said... Pres. Bush saved our day and solved our problem [sort of] too.

Making sense out of Common Rants and Endless Whines

Here I go again… digging old e-mails to make some sense out of my habitual rants and whines blogs. Apparently, I have noticed that most of my posts here are common rants and endless whines about this and that. And that is the main reason why I succumb to blogging coma lately.

I found this list of “brain damaging habits” that I think is really very simple yet realistic and sensible things that are contributing factors to having poor health. Simple things that I always don't care much about and often over-looked due to bad decisions.

BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS

1. No Breakfast. People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating. It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in
mental power.

3. Smoking. It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption. Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution. The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation. Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head covered while sleeping. Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness. Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts. Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely. Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.

I find the list true and sensible. I had to admit, I know all these things and yet I am guilty beyond reasonable doubt that I committed all of them except smoking. I have stopped smoking more 10 years ago. There is no doubt in my mind that these are the very cause of the physical pains that Hubby and I are complaining about for quite a while now. There is no doubt in my mind that I know all these things and yet I never do anything to change the habit that I formed out of my laziness.

Oh well, there are only 3 more weeks left before the year ends and New Year’s Resolution can be a good alibi to start knocking some sense in my senseless bad habits. Maybe then I could reassess my priorities and do something to improve my lifestyle.

Fun and Educational Toys

Brandon has been telling everyone what he likes for Christmas. He has been giving us some hints of what he wants for Christmas. And has been revealing his wish list to everyone he knows even in school. Apparently, he likes to have all the toys he sees on TV commercials. Oh well, what do you expect from kids?

I have already bought a few presents online. But when it comes for toys, I am kinda fussy especially for Brandon. Considering that he is a special kid, I want to give him something that will help him develop some skills. I want a toy that is not just fun to play with but educational as well. Good thing his teacher told me to check out MegaBrands.com, an online toy store where they offer huge stocks of cool and fun toys for kids of all ages. She told me that she got some magnet most popular toys for her own kids for Christmas too.

So I checked it out and I got Brandon the MagNext iCoaster toy at very reasonable price. The iCoaster is a build-your-own magnetic rollercoaster complete with drops, jumps, loops and DJ mixes [for sound effects]. Brandon will surely like it because he likes building and putting together different parts to make something out. And what I like most about iCoaster is that it combines sight, sound and speed for a more exciting experience. It also uses extreme magnetic force to run the high-tech design toy and it applies some ultra-cool physics too. Isn't that educational or what?

They say Christmas is for kids and if it so, I want to make sure that my kid will really have the best gift that will help him learn some skills and have fun too. What about you?

Blogging Coma

I’m not in the mood to do anything today. My dirty dishes are sitting comfortably on the sink… still dirty. It’s a normal thing to me, so don’t worry I will manage pretty good, thank you. Lol. This is just one of those moments when my mind is too numbed to think of anything. It could be the weather. It was 17 degrees this morning. It could be the day of the week. It’s Friday and I just love to take things easy… kick back… and relax. It could be the exhaustion from blogging too. I am having a yet another blogging coma.

Blogging coma is a sickness that all bloggers suffer from when you are overloaded with information from browsing and blog hopping. It is a disorder that is common among bloggers whose life’s support system is based on cyber arena. It is a virtual disease plaguing bloggers who are online seeking and finding satisfaction from blogosphere. It is highly contagious too like virus. Good for the computers because they can have antivirus software to keep it running. Too bad, there is no antivirus software for the computer users or bloggers to keep them going.

Blogging coma is a condition. It is a serious condition but not necessarily hopeless. It is contagious but not necessarily fatal. It is common but not necessarily everyone can get infected. It could only be me. Hayyyy!

A New Antivirus Software

Being online all the time blogging… blog hopping… browsing… online shopping… and downloading whatever fascinates me are but normal day-to-day activities for me. I have developed a special relationship with my PC and this led to endless explorations. And just like any normal relationship ours is not exempted from the ups and downs brought by factors beyond our control. I am talking about virus.

You don’t have to be a computer savvy to know about computer virus. It is as common as common colds in human beings. It is the common colds in the virtual world and highly contagious too. It could be fatal too in a sense where the computer can crash under any given circumstances. That is why anyone who has a computer needs Antivirus Software to get the PC protected from destructive viruses plaguing the cyberspace. Antivirus Software is considered as the PC’s vaccine. It is very important for the computer so that it will keep running.

I’m glad I found CyberDefender.com, an innovative Antivirus software company where they provide a FREE Antivirus Download/Scan which can instantly reveal and detects any issues with CPU. It has an Early Detection Center where they can identify and remove spyware, stop and block phishing spams, shred virus-infected e-mails and other important functions relevant in keeping the computer running. It also has a Registry Cleaner where it can restore the PC's optimum performance and speed. How cool is that?

So if you are like me who needs a computer to make sense [hahahahaha], I bet you would do everything in your power to protect your PC. So what are you waiting for? check out CyberDefender.com now to get the protection you need for your PCs.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Feel At Home

Finding a real estate broker is indeed hard especially in this time when economy is down. Finding reliable real estate company is equally hard if not depressing when you are selling your home especially in this time of economic crisis. Whichever the case, there is always a solution somewhere.

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Of Sleeping and Waking up Early

I have been losing sleep lately. I wish I could tell that it’s only me. But Hubby and I are into TV marathon lately watching all those forensic-slash-crime-slash-murder-slash-suspense-slash-police files TV shows all nights. We already have our regular TV schedules and we kinda hooked because most of these shows are really addictive.

I have been losing sleep lately and I know that is not a good thing but I can’t complain because I need to get up early to prepare breakfast for Hubby. Likewise, Hubby needs to wake up early too to go to work. As I do my regular morning routine after everyone left, I checked my e-mail again and found this e-mail sent by another friend or a concerned relative… [sorry, I forgot who sent it, I told you I been losing sleep lately]. And his or her e-mail is very timely.



Reasons for sleeping and waking up early

Evening at 9 - 11pm: is the time for eliminating unnecessary/toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an un-relaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.

Evening at 11pm - 1am: is the detoxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1 - 3am: detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5am: detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 - 7am: detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 - 9am: absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 - 10am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.


There you go. I guess I need to do something about my sleeping habit. I guess I need a lot of thinking how to do it. I guess I need to dream about it too. But for now, I sleep on it… literally.

Celebrate a Magical Christmas

We are thinking of Florida for a Christmas Vacation this year. We are thinking of a particular and most specific place in Florida for a grand Christmas Vacation this year. We were thinking of Orlando, Florida for a grand Disney Christmas Vacation since last year. The only problem is that money is tight.

But still we are thinking of this Disney Vacation because we know that Brandon will be happy to see Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofey and all those Disney characters that he watches on TV all the time. We think that he will be excited to see them in person and have photos taken with them. We are sure he will enjoy watching the parade, fireworks, Castle Dream Lights and all those festivities that Disney World is very famous for. And he will surely love to try all those rides and attractions at Magic Kingdom. And of course, Hubby and I will surely enjoy it too because we are both still young at hearts.

Well, this year, though money is tight, we are going because we were able to get Disney world tickets at discounted price for Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Discount Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2008 Tickets are now available at OrlandoFunTickets.com at real good deal. So what are you waiting for, parents out there? Check it out becase this could be your most magical Christmas ever.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Shopping Galore Mishap


I was trying to buy my Christmas presents online a few minutes ago. I already placed special order of my choice gifts for my family and friends and was about to check out when I was prompted… your paypal account is not sufficient to pay your bill. Oooops!

I have been in a shopping galore mood in the past couple of weeks. Guess I had to adapt a new saying... Once a shopaholic always a shopaholic. I got the hang of online shopping for some special products and from some special online stores because the products are cheaper and shipping is free. I already received the first order a couple of days back and I am now awaiting my second order and shipment. But this supposedly online purchase that I was making a few minutes ago was a disaster because apparently I over-spent the last time I shopped.

Oh well, that is what shopping is all about. Whether you are shopping like a normal person in a normal store or you are shopping like a virtual person in an online store… you are bound to experience over-spending or worse become a compulsive [online] shopaholic.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Bribe that saved my day

Hubby came home late the other night.

It was already passed 8 in the evening and I haven’t eaten any supper yet. I always wait for Hubby during suppertime so that we can eat together and talk about how our day was. Apparently, we lost track of time and didn’t realize that it was passed suppertime. He was still at his friend’s house where he was working on some housing renovation and just hanging out with some guys. I called him on the phone and knowing that he was in big trouble he said that he was already opening his truck’s door and about to go home.

I was still in the computer when I heard him drove into the driveway. When he opened the door he defensively said… “Mark got some lobsters for you”, and he was grinning because he knows I love lobsters. I didn’t say anything but to put the lobster in the refrigerator. I was thinking of grilling them.

This morning he called me over the phone to say that he is coming home and asked what did I prepare for him for lunch. I said “lobster sandwich”. The lobster that he brought home the other night as his bribe [so that I will not nag him] turned out to be his lunch today. He was the one who benefited from his own bribe. And he was the one who enjoyed his own bribe. Oh well, the bribe saved me some trouble on thinking what to feed him anyway. It surely saved my day.

Coolest Gift Card


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