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Sunday, December 11, 2011


                I’m quite certain everyone would agree, it’s a necessity to have at least one wallet.  I know everyone has it, big or small and even in different shapes, expensive or cheap, colorful ones.  It’s one thing an individual’s personality and social status explain.
Not chronologically arranged, here are my top 5 important things a wallet must have:
1.        MONEY.
Of course, it is where money must be kept especially when travelling.  It wouldn’t be called wallet without any money--- bills or coins in it.  Whether a small amount of money or big amount of money, It is always the wallet where money should be.

It is quite necessary also for a wallet to have Identification Cards of the owner.  It may be returned easily when lost.  Besides, whenever you had business tansactions, you can easily find it in your bag.  The bag must have a wallet inside!

3.        KEYS.
I am certain there are types of wallets that hold keys. Three is the least, this is found near the coins side.  There are really products such as this out in the market since years ago.

4.        PICTURES.
Pictures are among the important things in the wallet because it is to remember persons close to your heart.  Believe me, a wallet is where you put your treasures while having a journey.  Am I right?  And these pictures are considered valuable photos or memories to be kept.

For me it quite important because as the song goes… “Always keep a little prayer in your pocket and you’re sure to see the light….”  Anybody would never go wasting his/her treasures or money be reminded by the rosary or even a short prayer card.

                I think there’s more but I just mentioned five.  How about you? What are other important things a wallet must have?  

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


     Sleep is among the needs of an individual.  It is very important in one's happiness, as well as, individual's optimal health.  Sleep disturbances are a major health problem.  Many industrial accidents, vehicular accidents, and poor school/job performances are caused by troubled sleep.


1.  Disorders of Initiating & Maintining Sleep (DIMS)
          -  Insomnia is the primary symptom

2.  Disordes of Excessive Somnolence (DOES)
          -  Hypersomnia (sleeping too much) is the main symtptom

3.  Disorders of the Sleep-Wake Schedule
          -  that which includes Jet-lag and work-shift change problems

4.  Dysfunctions Associated with Sleep, Sleep Stages, or Partial Arousals
          -  that which includes nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep-related
                bed wetting


1.  In order for our organs to function well the next day.
          -  systems and organs, when we sleep, are in process of
              detoxification, removing toxic chemicals found in the body.

          9pm-11pm  --  detoxification process in the antibody system
                                    (lymph nodes)
          11pm-1am  --  detoxification process in the liver
           1am-3am   --  detoxification process in the gall
           3am-5am   --  detoxification process in the lungs
           5am-7am   --  detoxification proces in the colon

2.  Sleeping late can disrupt the process of eliminating toxic chemicals.

3.  Exactly 4am is the time when the bone marrow produces more blood.

4.  "The early bird catches worms"  As it was first recorded in John Ray's
       A COLLECTION OF ENGLISH PROVERBS 1670, 1678, that means,
        success comes to those who is well prepared early morning
        as well as who works early in the morning.

A Very Filipino Dish

I really miss this recipe I learned from my mom.  It's just so simple to cook.
Bangus or any (fresh) Fish is the main ingredient in this recipe.

Other ingredients are as follows:
 1 whole Ginger
 1/2  big sized onions
 2 pcs. garlic, crushed
 1 medium sized Amplaya
 1 medium sized Eggplant
 1/4 cup Vinegar
 1/2 cup Water
 1 pinch salt
 1 pc. magic sarap (optional)

Cut fish into desired slices.  Mix salt and a little magic sarap and apply  on the fish placed in porcelain coated skillet.  Add all other ingredients, except ampalaya.  Bring to boil then lower heat.  Simmer for about 10 minutes turning fish once.  Add amplaya during the last 5 minutes of cooking.  Don't overcook the ampalaya so that it won't spoil it's taste.

Friday, November 18, 2011


“Shrimps are best cooked when stir-fried, sautéed, and grilled,” says me.  And yes you read it right!  SHRIMPS can be grilled.  At first I’m in two minds with grilled shrimps.  I haven’t eaten yet I guess, looking back the past recipes mom shared.  But when I try this recipe, I really can say “Shrimps are deliciously great when grilled.”
Well, to prepare this menu, first thing to do is: clean the shrimp by rinsing the shrimps in shells with water.  Remove the hairs.  Next thing is to sprinkle with lemon juice and salt.  Then, Place the shrimps on rack and brush top with melted butter.  Then grill at 246°C for 10 minutes.
 Very healthy and satisfying, isn’t it?  If I were you, better try this low-calorie menu.  Shrimps are quite beneficial for its high protein & iron content.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

TRAIN CONCERT in Manila, Philippines

The American pop rock band from San Francisco, California is coming back live in Manila, Philippines.  Grab a Ticket now! And watch Patrick Monahan(vocals), Jimmy Stafford(guitar, vocals) and Scott Underwood(drums, percussion) LIVE on December 7, 2011 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  Tickets are available at Ticketnet- 911-5555.  Don’t miss the chance….Be There!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


2003 to be exact, I have written a poem about love that goes like this:

Three simple words I want to hear from you,
Words that can make me happy
And that makes me feel specially loved by you.

Best moments with you
Is not quite enough
 Without your “I LOVE YOU.”
It’s like the world’s out of its essentials,
 Not even a laugh
Like children usually do.

For me, life would tend to lose its meaning
Without words such as “I LOVE YOU”
From someone so special, significant in this world living.

And here I go posting it here.  I just like the idea!  I would love to reply comments  for this one.  Let me know what’s on your mind…..  ;-)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


     I rarely travel to places I've never been.  That's why I'm a bit in two minds of doing some travel blogs.  But reading this on twitterfeeds,  I am quite interested now on doing some travel blogs.  Actually, I just write whatever comes into mind.  Maybe soon, I'll come up with new blogs like of travel stuffs.  That would be too different way of looking through this beautiful world and enjoy healthy living.

     By the way,  I already have plans for some travel out of hometown for unwinding.  Having some breaks from working too hard for a living.  It's quite rewarding to really be there ( right in the beautiful place once dreamt of). With a special significant other or just with loved ones close to your heart.

TOP PLACES (off country)would be:
1.  Disneyland
2.  Singapore
3.  Hollywood

Oh my!  I'm quite excited now for my passport to arrive and have a great travel abroad.  weeeeeeehhhhhh  =)  I so love riding airplanes!  =)

Fruit & Veggie Salad

                I really thought of mixing fruits and vegetables for a change.  It is so because of events from city fiesta to birthdays, Thanksgiving that I can’t avoid eating much meat.  But mind you I’m quite certain this one is quite nutritional.  It really boost one’s appetite.  Eating them raw and fresh is really awesome!  I hope you all like it, too!  Here its is how to prepare a delicious salad like this recipe.  Enjoy! ( my apology I forgot to include an image of the recipe).


3 pcs.  Apple
1 pc.   Pineapple (small size) 
2 pcs. Carrots
1 pc    Bitter Gourd (Ampalaya)
2 pcs. Mexican turnip ( Singkamas)
3 pcs. Cucumber  (Pepino)
Lemon juice extracted from 500 pcs (maximum) of lemons
3 Tablespoons  Sugar


1.  Slice all fruits and vegetables into small cubes except bitter gourd wherein it should be long, slanting  ( or you can slice it any way you want to).
2.  Place them, mixed in a salad bowl.  Set aside.
3.  Mix lemon juice and sugar. Stir to taste ( sweet sour).

Monday, October 10, 2011


Only available in the Philippines are these job openings' unemployed individuals like to apply.  I compiled these for everyone who are interested.  I also applied in one of these.  And now I'm hoping soon I have my stable job.

Monday, September 5, 2011



  With just a simple smile, my heart feels light
           But with a  smile so sweet cast down upon me,
   Especially  after a long hours of hard work
          & even just for a second,  makes my day great.
   A smile quite luminous and radiant,
          Brighter than a ray of sun.  
   I really appreciate that priceless gift!  = )

Monday, August 22, 2011

Celtic Woman New Journey- Intro+The Sky & the Dawn & the Sun

                First time I saw this video today and I feel happy knowing Hayley Westenra was among the female group called CELTIC WOMAN.  The violin instrumental by Mairead Nesbitt did amaze me.  It was like I was filled with the emotional impact of the songs from the heart of these women; I was overwhelmed with surprise especially towards the end of the music video, the part of violin instrumental with matching dance steps to make the performance lively.  Really amazing video!  The one female group you’ll love to listen to repeatedly.  Check this video and you’ll see what I mean…..

Monday, August 8, 2011


  A poem  I made and kept for years is entitled THE STARS.  I just so missed stargazing with cousins, also with a friend that I thought of posting this short poem to everyone.  A lovely moments of dear loved ones especially when dreaming of something good in the future.


So many stars in the sky,
so high above me I like to reach them.
In the dark like a firefly
 on a tree, 
they flicker here & there 
like a precious  gem. 

From the east 
I saw a shooting star.
Falls so fast 
like a blink of an eye.

The stars a million miles away
that brights the dark sky, 
brings joy to my heart,
and takes my breath away.

Red-dy for Rainy Days

    Rainy days is here again!  Everyone must be well equipped with gears or gadgets for the season.  Like these things: 


 Red, for most is their personal favorite color.  Red, the color that brightens their blue days.  It's rainy season again, let's all get red-dy! haha!  In this blog there are photos of red items you must have to make you feel comfortable during the rainy season.  But no matter how you color the rainy days, you must be ready to prevent any illness as its consequence.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chicken Pandan Recipe

This is an amazingly delicious recipe that's just so easy to cook, anyone can make this at home.    The ingredients are can be easily found in a supermarket.  Anyone can also personalize this recipe as you like it the way it taste.  This makes a family serving.


9 pcs.          chicken fillets (medium size)
9 pcs.          matured pandan leaves
3 Tbsp.       worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp.       oyster sauce
1 tsp.          white pepper
1 cup          coconut milk
1/4 cup       white sugar
1 Tbsp.       sesame seeds
2 cups         cooking oil

How to cook:

 1.  Mix worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, pepper, coconut milk, sugar, sesame seeds.
 2.  Marinate chicken fillets overnight.
 3.  Wrap the chicken in pandan leaves.
 4.  Deep fry until golden brown.
 5.  Serve with chili sauce

Friday, July 22, 2011

Stir-Fry Pork with Pineapple

  Pleasing to the taste, this recipe is so simple to cook anyone could do this at home.  Reviewing my collections of recipes I found this one and think of posting it here on my blog so I can share this to people who loves to cook for their family and friends.  Anyone will definitely enjoy this menu.  This is much nutritious and delectable. 

  First you need to prepare the ingredients, such as: 1/2 kilo pork tenderloin, 1 small fresh pineapple, 1/4 cup Marca Pina soy sauce, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 tbsp honey, 1 cube bouillon, 1 clove minced garlic, 1/8 tsp ground pepper, 1 medium red bell pepper, 1 medium green bell pepper, 2 tbsp cooking oil, 4 tsp cornstarch, 1 piece carrot sliced into desired shape..

  To proceed in cooking, the first step is to cut tenderloin into 1/8 inch slices then set aside.  Then cut the Pineapple lengthwise into spears.  Save its juice.  In a bowl container, mix Marca Pina soy sauce, orange juice and honey, bouillon, garlic, pepper and pineapple juice.  Set aside.  Fry the pork and pepper in a skillet until meat is browned.  Remove from skillet.  Pour orange mixture into the same skillet then add pineapple spears and carrots.  Place on platter.  Put pork and pepper back in the skillet.  Ad cornstarch and water mixture.  Stir until bubbly.  Spoon on top with pineapple spears.  This serving is good for a family of six, the maximum.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I soo like this song!  Common baby, click the play button and enjoy listening to this song.  =)
The lyrics is found at the bottom of this video.

Three, four! 
You know, we're so close 
See, I can taste it 
I know all our dreams 
We can taste it 
We almost there 

Come on, say! 
Uh! Yeah! 
Come on, say! 
Uh! Yeah! 
Three, four! 

Just one more step 
Come on, baby, yeah 
'Cus we're al-, almost there, uhuh 

No matter how hard 
The task may seem 
Don't give up our plans 
Don't give up our dreams 
No broken bridges 
Will turn us around 
'Cus what we're searching for 
Will soon be found 

'Cus we're al-, almost there 
Just one more step 
Just one more step, uh 
Don't give up! 
We're al-, almost there 

Look at the lonely lovers 
That didn't make it 
Love's long hard climb 
They just couldn't take it 
Don't let it happen 
To me and you 
Just hold togehter, darling 
We'll make it through 

Darling, keep on reaching out for me 

Keep on reaching 
Do it for me 
Do it for me 
Do it, baby 

'Cus we're almost there 
Just one more step 
Just one more step 
Don't you dare 
Don't give up 
Give up, keep on 
We're al-, almost there 

We're so close 
I can taste it 
I... so sweet 
Can't afford to waste it 
If you feel your hands 
Slipping from mine 
Just hold on tighter, darling 
Keep on trying 
Baby, do it for me 
Do it, do it, do it, baby 

Just one more step 
Don't give up 
Just one more step 
Baby, baby, don't give up 
Keep on, keep on 
Just one more step 
And we're almost there 

I know it hasn't really been easy 
But nothing worth the wait ever is 
And all our dreams can be ours 
I'm telling you we almost there 
I'm telling you we almost there

Monday, June 20, 2011

My Favorite Jay Sean Songs

     My all time favorite music by JAY SEAN.  I really love these songs from the British singer-songwriter and rapper.  2012 (IT AIN'T THE END OF THE WORLD) is my all time favorite PARTY MUSIC.  With its energetic, electric beat, I'm definitely sure everyone  ( even the most reserved person ) will get up and seize the day dance to its pulsating dance-floor tempo.  Watch and listen the video and enjoy the music.  =)


     Another song is entitled  " HOME ," a slow music.  This is about a place where you can go when everything's turn out not good, when you're hurting inside most especially.  " Home is where your heart is. "  Check this out --- music video and lyrics.  Enjoy!


After all that he said, after all that he done
What can make you believe that he’s still the one
Why’d you hide from the truth, when you break down and cry
There’s a reason you stay, I just don’t know why
Would be better off walking away from this
And you won’t be alone
When there’s nowhere to run, when you’re hurting inside
When you can’t carry on, just know there’s a place you can hide
Don’t you be so afraid of the things he would say
I would stay by your side baby if you leave, let it go
You’re gonna find your way home!
I remember that girl, her laugh and her smile
She ain’t gone but she’s been away for a while
No I find it hard to watch and take that away
But there’s only so much that I can, can take
You know you deserve so much more than this
How can I make you feel?
When there’s nowhere to run, when you’re hurting inside
When you can’t carry on, just know there’s a place you can hide
Don’t you be so afraid of the things he would say
I would stay by your side baby if you leave, let it go
You’re gonna find your way home!
You should know you deserve so much more
(so much more)
So let me take you away
(let me take you away)
When there’s nowhere to run, when you’re hurting inside
When you can’t carry on, just know there’s a place you can hide
Don’t you be so afraid of the things he would say
I would stay by your side baby if you leave, let it go
You’re gonna find your way home.


     " Freeze time is reminiscing to Jay Sean's biggest hit " DOWN. "  In this song, You'll hear Sean singing to his girl about how much he wants to freeze time so he can feel like he's always " falling for her ."  A very romantic song! Click the play button of this video and enjoy listening!  =)


  Alicia keys is on top of my favorite artist.  She's really a good composer of songs as well as a singer.  I love the way she put all her words into music.  This music video I'm going to share is written by Alicia keys of course for the movie " GLORY ROAD."  A Beautifully crafted song of the Queen of Piano, watch this


One of these days im gonna wake up,
Skies gonna be blue,
One of these days im gonna wake up,
To a sun shinning through,
One of these days, this song is gonna be true,
And the world, the world
Is gonna be brand new

One of these days im goona wake up,
And im gonna feel fine,
One of these days im gonna wake up,
And my dreams are gonna be mine,
One of these days, this song is gonna be true,
And the world, the world
Is gonna be brand new

It's gonna sound like music,
Oh sweet music,
And everybodys is gonna want,
To sing along,
It's gonna sound like music,
Oh sweet music,
And everybody in the world,
Is gonna sing this song

They gonna say la,la-la,la-la,la,la,

One of these days, im gonna wake up,
And im gonna be free,
One of these days, im gonna wake up,
Break these chains holding me,
One of these days,
This song is gonna be true,
And the world, the world,
Is gonne be brand new

It's gonna sound like music,
Oh sweet music,
And everybodys gonna want,
To sing along,
It's gonna sound like music,
Oh sweet music,
And everybody in the world
Is gonna sing my song

Repeat the la la

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Summer’s already here and the best summer getaway as usual is the beach or island(s).  Anywhere in the Philippines do we have so many, so there’s no escape to miss the fun under the sun.

The following are my advice (or rules) for getting that perfect tan:

1.      Have a sun protection factor of 15 at the very least.  It should be oil-free and waterproof so you won’t end up feeling greasy.
2.     Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before heading out into the waters.  This is for your skin to absorb what you’ve applied.
3.     Sun exposure should be reduced in time.  It is advisable to stay out under the sun for only 15 minutes, not prolong stay under the sun.  The heat of the sun these times is very painful and can cause skin cancer so it is a need.
4.     Reapply SPF lotion especially after swimming or sweating to ensure skin protection.  Any form of liquid can wash out what you’ve applied.
5.     Lastly, exfoliate your body first before applying, and enhance your glow with an after-sun lotion.  Also remember to hydrate your skin by drinking water and or keep it moisturized to prevent peeling as well as maintain an even skin tone.

With these rules in mind, I’m quite sure that you’ll get the awesome glow of tan.  Not only that, you also enjoy the summer fun with friends in the beach/island.  Summer is the best season to be with friends especially having adventures of nature.  It’s just that proper and hygienic ways should be practiced especially when health-conscious.  Life is beautiful!  Obey! ….and get that perfect color of tan.  =)  

Monday, June 13, 2011


A few moments with this video music makes my day beautiful.  It is really important to stop and listen, for life teaches us a lot that molds ourselves, refines us with our own experiences.  I like this music video much because it naturally sends a good message of LOVE.  In LOVE, there is respect, joy, gratitude and humility.  This is so perfect for a Tuesday morning like now.  ;-)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Exercise is a physical activity that is planned, structured and repetitive for the purpose of conditioning one’s mind and or any part of the body.  As we grow each and every day, exercise is a must to maintain and or achieve a healthy life.  Keeping ourselves fit by merely looking good and feeling good as well as work better.  With exercise, various organs and systems of our body are stimulated though activity and thus, work more effectively in each of our own jobs.  Through constant exercise, posture is improved and tones our supporting muscles of our body.  And not only is that, with proper exercise, one’s appearance improved as well as frequency of lower back pains is decreased. 
One obvious benefit of exercise is the reduce number of fat deposits.  Proper and constant exercise along with proper diet could result to that.  Another benefit is the ability to relax and tolerate fatigue.  Exercise also improves muscle tones.  It is also an advantage in good health since kidney and liver functions very well, as well as blood circulation and volume.

Personally, the best exercise is walking a few kilometers everyday early in the morning.  I believe that since breathing fresh air in the morning clears the mind from stress.  Aside from that, I have fun seeing views of nature.  I really enjoy being with nature.  Like breathing, walking is so natural to human body giving importance to our feet, saving much time and money being in static motion.
Gardening is also considered fun exercise.  It is fun doing hand works with plants, moving from one place to another, bending, standing or sitting.  A lot of joints o muscles been worked as you care the plants around your house.

Improve any aspect of your life.  Exercise to a healthy life.  Exercise to a good and sound mind, body and soul.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Seafood spaghetti

Pasta spaghetti meal is my most favorite food anytime of the day.  Sometimes its satisfying just having a spaghetti on the dinner table for a meal.  What I have for now is a new recipe of mine.  An experiment, instead of meat with spaghetti pasta,  I used seafoods like shrimps & squids.  Hope this taste good.

1          kilo          pasta spaghetti
1/4       kilo          shrimps (medium -large size), unshelled and w/o head also
1/4       kilo          squids, cut into small circle size
2          pcs.         onions, chopped
3          cloves      garlic, crushed
1          500g       spaghetti sauce
2         stalks       celery
1         small        cheese
1         Tbsp        olive oil
2          tsp          fresh parsley (chopped)
2          tsp          grated  cheese

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Cook pasta spaghetti according to package directions.

Step 2: In a skillet cook in olive oil the garlic, chopped onion and seafoods ( shrimps and squid)

Step 3: Add spaghetti sauce, celery

Step 4: Mix pasta spaghetti and seafood spaghetti sauce. Top with parsley and cheese for serving.

Monday, April 4, 2011

FLAN -tastic custard

A Filipino custard made from egg yolks and/or eggs, milk, and sugar.  Actually the recipe is not my original recipe.  I just follow this recipe I got from a news magazine.  This is quite different from what my mother taught me so I try this one and find everything great. Yummy!

Leche flan is either steamed or baked.  There are innumerable ways to make this popular dessert  in an oval (or any shape)  mold called a llanera/lyanera (lya-ner-AH) that has been lined with caramelized sugar.

Photo by Lori Baltazar

1 cup white sugar
1/8 cup water
1/8  white vinegar
8 egg yolks
¾ cup sugar
1½ cups fresh milk
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Fill a 13x9 roasting pan halfway with water. Let heat inside the oven while it preheats. This is the water bath.
2. Meanwhile, mix ingredients for caramel in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan. On medium heat, stir until sugar has dissolved. Once mixture boils, do not stir. Let mixture boil until it becomes a light golden brown. Immediately drizzle the caramel into a 9x5 loaf pan or into 2 llaneras. Tilt the pan(s) so that the caramel completely covers the bottom(s).
Photo by Lori Baltazar

3. In a bowl, thoroughly mix the flan ingredients. Strain mixture into the prepared pan(s). Place mixture into pan(s). Cook in the water bath for 40 minutes, or until 1 hour. A knife inserted in the middle of the flan should come out clean.
4. Cool the flan still in the water bath at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove from the water bath and un-mold onto a platter.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Helpful Tips To Have A Restful Sleep

         Sleep is very important thing in our health.  Every day it is required to get 7-8 full sleep.   But because of many factors many find it so hard to have a pleasant one.   Most people nowadays find it difficult to get some sleep they needed to keep their body healthy.   I have here some tips to get better sleep based on my experiences and the people I’ve talked with regarding this.  These are:

1.             Especially on dinner time, serve no spicy foods.  It can make you stay awake even on your sleeping time.  Small plates must also be in dark color to make you in control of the amount you eat. 
2.             Take a hot bath before bedtime.  Not only can ease your tight muscles and make you relaxed all throughout the night, it helps you to get sleep immediately.
3.             Get up each morning the same time every day.  Even on weekends, make it a habit to have a regular wake-up time.  Maintain the time you get up and the time you go to sleep.
4.             Regular exercise in the morning can make you sleep well at night.  It is really advised to have some exercised so better have it early in the morning especially before breakfast.    If you can’t have it on weekdays because you have work, maybe on the weekends you can do that to stay fit.
5.             Have a proper sleep environment.  Make your room noise-free so you can sleep well.  Also avoid extreme temperature and light to make everything easy.
6.             Having late snack can disturb sleep.  There are some foods that can make you stay awake all night.  Besides, excessive hunger of fullness can also disturb sleep.  A cup of warm milk or banana or just a cookie is enough to quell hunger pains at night.  It is also advisable to not eat around 9-3 so your liver can replenish.  Even liquids (water), it is advisable not to drink too much to avoid waking up late to pee.
7.             Bed is only for sleep and sex.  All stimuli not associated with sleep must be removed.  For example, table wherein you work, TV, radio/stereos, DVD’s.  Activities such as working your homework, arguments with your partner, watching TV/movies, listening to music can interfere with sleep.  If after 10-15 minutes you are still awake, get out of the bed and go to another room and do something relaxing.

         These may be hard  to follow, but this can really help to have a restful sleep.  Everyone needs ample time to rest in order for the body and mind and soul to work well.   =)