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Saturday, October 27, 2012

FRUITS




















 Fruits such as these are abundant in Iligan City as early as 1947.  Fruits such as dalanghita, mango, papaya, durian, langka, madang, baungon, banana are sold at low prices so many can taste its freshness from the farms of neighboring towns.  Many people also are cultivating some of these fruits in their backyard to save them from difficult times when they're out of money.

These fresh fruits are also rich in vitamins and minerals, which is good for optimum health.  Daily doses of these is very healthy whether young or old.

Now it's not difficult to find anywhere in Iligan City for these can be bought in groceries, fruitstands, and flea market.

So what are you waiting for? buy now and get yourself healthy each day onwards. :-)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hold on to your deams




Whatever the situation you'll face, 
be courageous enough to face everyday with a smile.  
Life is like a wheel.  
Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down.
Hold on to your dreams.  

Dreams are necessary in one's life.  
Anyone and everyone can have one or two.  
Hold on to your dreams and 
make it all come true.

Passion and determination,
sweat and hard work,
when you confidently walk 
your envisions in life,
you'll be on a journey with direction.
Hold on your dreams, and keep dreaming. 

:-) :-) :-)

Friday, October 5, 2012

R.U.S.T.

"RUST is not good,right?"  the father of the groom said when he was asked to give a message of his son's wedding.  



It was the wedding of a relative, and I was one of the audience when that part of the ceremony.  And honestly,  I agree it is not good especially in a relationship.  But then continuing to listen his message, I learned it's the acronym R.U.S.T. he meant to say.  Four letters very important to value in the married life of two persons.

R stands for RESPECT.  One important value when it comes to relationships especially married couples.  It is valuing each other's sensibility in whatever situation.  It is treating each other with consideration with dignity.

U stands for UNDERSTANDING.  Married couples must understand each others flaws and try to work things out together.  Understanding his/her weaknesses, and encourage him/her to have a positivity in the relationship.

S stands for SIMPLICITY.  Life need not to be complicated so live simply and happily.  Simplicity is only the first step of the journey.  Happiness is not found outside of you, so live from the core of your being.  Simplicity is having the time and space to embrace what is important to you.

T stands for TIME.  Value TIME more than money.  Life with more TIME for each other is quite satisfying than the other way around.



Everyone really listened carefully to that part of the ceremony.  It was really amazing!  The whole wedding ceremony was very amazing I cannot say more.  Then the  father of the groom sums it all as "  Don't be afraid to have R.U.S.T..  For it is quite helpful you have it." 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

An interior design ....

     Interior designing is one of my favorite past time.  It's either I clean antique stuffs or really making my own design out of imagination and or recycling stuffs at home.  At this time,  looking back at the photos of previous days shoots, I found this rare and one of a kind electrical design. This photo I got from visiting houses of a relative's relative in the country having  a party and while they are busy chatting each other updating themselves of the latest news.

This is a lightning design at the dining table.  Made up of wooden sticks of plants.



     Actually this is a landscape photo.  I just make it into portrait to look number eight.  Avery attractive design, really! and....  is an eye captivating part of the house.  I love looking at it especially during night time.  It tells something I can't explain!

Beautiful, isn't it?

Saturday, July 7, 2012

THANK YOU




Thank you so much you're such a kind person.
It was good to know you are there for me.
What a thoughtful way!
Of making me feel better which
I didn't expect
You will reach out for me
Oh! God Almighty father,  
I heartily thank you
For everything I have/have not.



Thursday, July 5, 2012

How important is eating rice...


Rice, which is the main crop of our country (Philippines) is one of the many essential food.  In a day, we eat 3-5 times .  Eating rice in the morning or during lunch is good since we need much energy in our daily activities as we go through our journey in life.


Rice is very high in carbohydrates.  And it mean, it is high in energy.  It is low fat, gluten free, low NaCl, cholesterol and sugar.  Obviously, its all natural, having no additives or presevatives unless you put some when cooking.

            
             Rice is among the Go foods together with other cereals.  Whole grains such as rice are vital source of fiber.  Fiber foods help decrease the risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers.  They also maintain blood sugar and insulin levels.  further, fiber foods assist with regular bowel movements and thus keep you feeling full longer.

           Rice intake should be good in quality.  Pick the good quality in the market :  one that is devoid of stones or other debris while harvesting; and also that is uniform in shape and color.



             There are many ways to cook the rice. You can cook it plain, you can cook it fried, and also you can cook it with a viand.  Some people often put flavor in it so it is satisfying to eat.  Some people also just eat rice with a fruit in their diet to keep them fit.  One has to be intellectually creative in cooking so it is enjoying to eat, so as having a good appetite in every meal.

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL! Eat well and moderately!  =)

           
             

Sunday, July 1, 2012

VINEGAR: Amazing useful condiment


Vinegar is amazing.  It can do wonders in your health.  I never knew it has a lot of uses until I learned browsing the internet and from people around me.  It is very helpful condiment in most kitchen of every home. 



From fighting dandruff, to adding highlights to brunette hair; Curing an upset stomach to removing fruit stains  in one’s hands; It also prevents  yeast infections; soothe sore throat , cure colds, cure hiccups; soothe bee and jellyfish sting;  relieves dry and itchy skin;  relieves sunburn; and relieves mosquito bites.



Take 1 cup of vinegar and warm water into a                                

large glass and use to rinse your hair after

you shampoo. Vinegar adds highlights to brunette

hair, restores the acid mantel, and removes 
soap film and sebum oil.



Fight dandruff, by rinsing with vinegar and                                   
2 cups of warm water, after shampooing.                                      

                                                                                       
Prevent yeast infections. Douche with one                                                  
tablespoon vinegar to one quart warm water,                                         
to adjust the pH balance in the vagina..   


                                               
Cure an upset stomach by drinking two teaspoons                                                     
Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup water.                                                        

                                                                                                                                                       
Remove fruit stains from hands. Rub with vinegar                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Soothe a sore throat. Put a teaspoon of vinegar                                     
in a glass of water. Gargle, then swallow.                                             


                                                                                         
Cure for colds. Mix one-quarter cup Apple Cider                                      
Vinegar with one-quarter cup honey.                                                     
Take one tablespoon six to eight times daily.                                                        

                                                                                                      
You take 1 tablespoon full and swollow when you                                      
have the hiccups. It stops them instantly.                                            

       
Relieve dry and itchy skin. Add 2 tablespoons to
bath water.


Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting. Dot or douce the
irritated area with vinegar and relieve itching.

                                                                       
Relieve itching by using a cotton ball to dab                                   
mosquito and other bug bites with Vinegar straight                          
from the bottle.                                                                               

                                                                           
Relieve sunburn by lightly rubbing it with                              
vinegar. You may have to reapply.                                       


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Auditions .....


         Browsing the internet one day I've come across this link about auditions in the music industry especially in Ryan Cayabyab, the Filipino music artist of all times.  The man who has exquisite compositions and music as well.  Opening this site:  http://www.ryancayabyab.info/audition-guidelines.html,  you'll be surprised with so many to select from.  Through him, Philippine music industry prosper.  Many Filipinos are well talented in different areas.  And many has gone to the greener side of the world.

      Please visit the link enclosed and enjoy the magical transformation once you're a part of the team.  Thanks for reading my post today.  =)

CONNECTED



 I really like this music from Katharine Mcphee.  I love to hear the melody as well as her voice singing the lyrics of the song.  I'm a fan of her, too!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Daily Exercise


To get in shape and stay fit, one must exercise daily.  It does not mean you have to go to gym and use exercise equipments.  In fact I have a video here from Youtube  about an exercise that can be done at home, too!  Actually the key in here is to find a good place you are comfortable exercising and  get physically moving like your muscles as well as your brain (mentally) to attain that physical fit you aim.  You can also do exercise without the exercise equipments usually found in the gym.

HERE IS THE VIDEO: 


 


Make this you regular physical activity and you’ll get amazing results – improved self-esteem and confidence, decreases risk of cardiovascular diseases, burns calories maintaining one’s weight, improves muscle strength and boost endurance.

Thanks to the person uploaded this video on Youtube.  =)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Another Person's Anger


3 BASIC SITUATIONS IN WHICH YOU’LL FACE ANOTHER PERSON’S ANGER DIRECTLY:


  •       You are in a stronger position than the other.  For example, you are the boss, and one of the many    employees you have is angry.
  •       You and the angry person are approximately equal in strength.  Either your spouse, adult relative, friend or neighbor is angry.
  •      The angry person is in a stronger position than you are.  You’re the employee, for example, and the angry person is your boss.


Simple enough, except that in each of the three, your need to dispel the other person’s anger may be great, moderate, or non-existent.  You may believe that the other person’s anger is highly justified somewhat or not justified at all.  And the situation may be one that can be corrected, can be partly corrected, or is finished matter than cannot now be changed.
One of the winner’s most essential abilities is to be able to accept and resolve another person’s anger.  To be able to cope with another’s anger, winners know that they first have the sense of temperance.  A winner sees another person’s anger as merely another barrier to be overcome; a loser wants to use it as an excuse for losing control of himself.
If you automatically respond with anger to someone who’s angry at you, this means that anyone can seize control of your life simply by showing anger. 


8 simple and effective methods of controlling your temper
  • Laugh it off is much better than ignoring another person’s anger.  Acknowledge the other person’s anger quickly.  Listen very well or pay close attention to angry people and tell them that you realize how angry they are.
  • Make it plain that you’re concerned
  • Don’t hurry them.  Be patient in letting them get it all out.  Never try to shut them up as well.  Listen.  In many cases it is all you can do, all you have to do.
  • Keep calm.
  • Ask questions.  Aiming to discover the specific things that should be done to remove or correct the cause of the other person’s anger.  It takes great patience I known
  • Get them talking about solutions.
  • Agree on a solution
  • Set a realistic time frame that you’re sure you can handle.  The successful way is to meet problems today, not postpone them until they’re larger tomorrow.





STEWED CHICKEN

 Stewed Chicken is so simple to cook.  I think everybody loves it especially boys(men).  It's one of their favorite menu any time of day.

Anyway,  I have here a recipe I learned just by reading.  Actually it is just simply called ADOBO.  I just change the name into Stewed Chicken for in the procedure it is done stewing the chicken in soy sauce and vinegar.

According to the Chef, it is best to use a Japanese soy sauce for it is less salty and more flavorful than the table soy sauce(ordinary).  It is also best to put cracked black pepper, which releases more flavor into the sauce.

TO COOK:

1.  Heat 3 tablespoons of cooking oil on high heat in a wok or pot, and throw in four cloves of smashed garlic.
2.  Brown 6-8 pieces of chicken on each side and pour one cup, and pour one cup of soy sauce over them.  Once the soy sauce starts to simmer, pour in half a cup of vinegar, and let it simmer on its own stirring.
3.  Grind or sprinkle half a teaspoon of black pepper into the pot.
4.  Crumple two dried laurel leaves and throw them in.  Cover the pot and turn the heat to low, leaving it to cook for 15 minutes.  Turn over the chicken pieces and leave for another 15 minutes.
5.  Then serve with a fave fruit to have a good appetite.  =)  Happy eating!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

SUN BATHING


Sunbath or Sun exposure is still important though it’s super hot these days.  Sun temperature is really increasing from the normal temperature that it’s only best on early morning.  It is important, by the way, because it helps the circulation of blood, for maintainance of good health and disposition, as well as, for recuperation of health from any diseases.

The SUN offers life, gives light and color as well as produces happiness and dissipates darkness.  Existence of any creature is impossible without SUN.  Many diseases will be cured and the illnesses that beset humanity can be prevented with the help of the sun. 

Actually   there are two ways to sunbath.  It is either natural sun exposure or through sun lamp.  Through sunbathing, both healthy and sick be benefited, but it should be done or applied in a reasonable manner and should never be abused.  Special care should be given upon the start of sunbath until the body is used to the action of solar rays.  If one exposes the body to the sun for a long time, serious disturbances may appear right away.

In other countries, sun shines best during spring and autumn.   In the Philippines, it is summer time.  But during these times where the temperature is too hot, it is advisable to put sun protection, and thus should be in appropriate place.   Naturally, it is done in places such as seashores in which sea salt gives wonderful results, but not all can enjoy this so a good terrace is a good alternative.  It is important to always maintain the head and neck under the shade.  Tree shade is preferable.  The body should be exposed to sun in a manner that the solar rays act directly to the skin.  Starting from few minutes and increasing the duration constantly.  At the end of sunbath, it is advisable to have a quick cold shower on the whole body or cold friction with towel.  In this way, blood circulation is activated.

The only thing here is:  One must have to avoid the HOTTEST HOURS of summer to avoid suffocation, more so if the person is not quite used to the solar rays.  IN MODERATION PLEASE!!!


Monday, April 23, 2012

JOB OPENINGS

I'd really like to help unemployed individuals out there who are looking for stable jobs.  I'd really like to help other people that's why I make this post with links of those hiring companies in the Philippines.  

It's not really easy to find money in this difficult times.  All you really have to do is be patient and persevering in any experiences.  It is very rewarding than cheating anybody else around.  As mentioned in the bible found in  Galatians 5:22-23 that says  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.


So here are the links to check on: 












EARTH DAY JAM



Five days more to go and its gonna be EARTH DAY celebration at the Bonifacio Global City.  As they say,  EARTH DAY jam is gonna be the biggest street party music starting from 6pm onwards.  It's a musical marathon for MOTHER EARTH with various genres as diverse as world music, alternative, rock, reggae, and acoustic.

 ADMISSION IS FREE!  Isn't it a cool getaway this coming weekend with family or circle of friends?  Jamming with loads of music and environment tips from various speakers representing "green" NGOs and various leading government agencies  and splashes of  AVP's and envi-music videos.  So, for everyone who love MOTHER EARTH..... Let's rock on!  Let's celebrate!


EARTH DAY JAM is a special project of Dimitri Productions with support from DENR, Earthday Network and the BGC group.
For more info, call 8976991 or join “Earthday Jam 2012” on facebook or log on towww.dimitriproductions.com

Thursday, April 19, 2012

YOU

" You " by the multi-instrumentalist binocular ( Kevin Rudolf) is one of the soundtracks of Smallville, an american television series based on the comics hero SUPERMAN.  If I'm not mistaken it's in the 3rd episode of first season (2001-2002).  I remember!  =)

It is a kind of electronic music.  It has a good lyrics, too, that's why many love it including me.  Here's a video from Youtube.  Enjoy listening!



Thursday, April 5, 2012

MOVIES for LENT


Re-viewing these films during Holy week makes it worth the time.  So many things learned from here as well as more important things to live by ..... continuing my journey of life.

     I'm sharing these films so others may also watch and be reminded of God's good way of living....God's Ten commandments for a healthy way of living.  Hope you enjoy watching.  =)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Holy Tuesday Songs of Reflection

                3rd day of April, 2012 is HOLY TUESDAY.  Just at home doing some reflections,  I think of listening to worthwhile songs.  I’m very much glad I found good videos of these songs.  And here are the line up of the videos:  











Thanks to the owners of these videos on Youtube.  Hoping everyone had a great day listening.  =)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

DANCE EXERCISE

  Exploring Youtube one day,  I found this video.  From then on, starting to follow their steps,  it came to mind...why not make this my daily dance exercise?  For sure a couple of minutes or a few hours dancing to waka waka following this steps, could make you sweaty day.  Good for cutting extra fats anywhere in your body.  It can also relieves stress from work or from relationships you had.

It also came to mind to share this to my fellow readers of my blogs, so many of us have a healthy bodies, mind and perspective in life.  And we'll all be having a good state or shall I say a balanced life.  Hope you all like the video as well as enjoy.






As a last say  I leave you with what Oprah Winfrey says about exercise.... "There's no easy way out.
If there were, I would have bought it.And believe me, it would be one of my favorite things!"


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SIMPLE RECIPES


An excerpt from http://www.fisheaters.com/customslent1.html , according to the 1983 Code of Canon Law, the rule for the universal Church during Lent is abstain on all Fridays (inside or outside of Lent) and to both fast and abstain on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. 

Some traditional Catholics might follow the older pattern of fasting and abstinence during this time, which for the universal Church required:
   
  • Ash Wednesday, all Fridays, and all Saturdays: fasting and total abstinence. This means 3 meatless meals -- with the two smaller meals not equalling in size the main meal of the day -- and no snacking. 

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays (except Ash Wednesday), and Thursdays: fasting and partial abstinence from meat. This means three meals -- with the two smaller meals not equalling in size the main meal of the day -- and no snacking, but meat can be eaten at the principle meal.
On those days of fasting and abstinence, meatless soup is traditional. Sundays, of course, are always free of fasting and abstinence; even in the heart of Lent, Sundays are about the glorious Resurrection. This pattern of fasting and abstinence ends after the Vigil Mass of Holy Saturday

Below are my Simple Recipes good for Lenten season ( and even to those health conscious individuals) :

Sweet Potato Chips
 Ingredients:
Pieces of sweet potatoes ( as many as you like)
1 cup Cooking oil

Cooking Procedure:
1.)    Slice thinly the sweet potatoes.
2.)    Heat in a pan the cooking oil, and fry the sweet potatoes.
3.)    When it is already cooked, transfer the cooked sweet potatoes into a plate.


BOILED CASSAVA IN COCO MILK
Ingredients:
Pieces of cassava ( as many as you like)
Pinch of  salt
Coco milk:   Ground coconut + 1 glass water
                     Ground coconut + 2 glasses water

Cooking  Procedure:
1.)    Peel Cassava
2.)    Cook cassava in coco milk with a pinch of salt.
3.)    Wash cassava
4.)    Then you can eat it with a quick melt butter.

SEAFOOD PINAKBET
Ingredients:
¼ K shrimps (medium size)
¼ K squid (medium size, sliced bite-size)
2 onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 Ampalaya ( bitter gourd) sliced to bite-size pieces
2 medium size eggplants, sliced to bite-size pieces
5 pieces okra, sliced diagonally
1 small size squash, sliced into bite-size pieces
2 string beans , cut into bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons cooking oil
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 cup water
8g magic sarap



Cooking Procedures:
1.)    Saute garlic, onions, seafoods, oyster sauce, soy sauce. Putting a 4g magic sarap.
2.)    Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes
3.)    Add  squash and eggplant.  Careful not to overcook.
4.)    Add remaining magic sarap and salt to taste.
5.)    Add all other vegetables, carefully not to overcook.
6.)    Serve hot with plain rice.



Monday, March 26, 2012

MY TOP 5 VIDEOS FOR THE LENTEN SEASON

     These are a few of good videos on Youtube which I personally like much.  I really love to listen to these songs even if I'm not sad or wanna have time for myself reflecting on my deeds done.  I like much the lyrics and the rhythm of the music as well as the voices of the artists.



















Sunday, March 25, 2012

My Healthy Meal Plan

Planning a healthy meal is good and much better if been followed regularly to be fit in all aspects.  I'm making my own out of an example given in  http://www.health.gov.au that I have read.  


My Healthy meal Plan


Food

Quantity

Energy (kJ)

Protein (g)

Carbohydrate (g)

Fat (g)

Salt (Sodium, mg)

Breakfast

Cereal (fortified*)1 1/3 cups8646.136.81.7528
Fresh milk250mL125*9g12g4g102 mg

Nutritious snack

fresh carrots1 cup chopped1731.2g12.3g0.3g--
singkamas130g
1.17g 8.36g 0.13g--
Large glass water300ml00000

LUNCH - Beef strips and vegetables on rice

Lean steak80g560.822.704.748
Vegetable oil1 teaspoon170004.60
Diced tomato, no added salt1/4 cup610.62.20.143
Chopped onion1 small380.51.603
Basil1/2 cup60.10.101
White rice, boiled1 cup8934.047.10.510
Broccoli, boiled1/2 cup flowerets692.40.30.210




Nutritious snack

Cashew nuts, dry roasted, unsalted17 nuts6154.44.412.33
Almonds, dry roasted, unsalted21 nuts 6385.21.113.91
Lagre glass of water300 ml00000

            During meal time,  I just eat Quaker oats (40 g) with milk, by which has a nutrition value of  3 g total fat, 27g of total carbohydrate, and 5g protein.

Honestly,  I'm not much a nut eater,  I just include these in my Snacks time for sometimes  I do eat.  Somehow it helps a lot in my daily activities.

May I ask, what's your healthy meal plan?  Glad to know them in my comments.  Feel free also to comment.  =) 







Monday, March 19, 2012

INTEGRITY

"A Life lived with integrity- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come." DENNIS WAITLEY




A quote that's quite true!  Integrity is very important in one's life.  It means a willingness to stand up for our beliefs no matter what others might think.  It also means seeking to put into practice in our lives that which we proclaim with our lips. 

Integrity values much honesty, a key to a good relationship.  Telling and sticking on to the truth will then be rewarded with TRUST.  Honesty, together with self discipline, and good guidance in making promises makes a person with INTEGRITY.  And as little as a tot if trained earlier will grow fully with good wisdom.  He/she will carry much virtues/ psychosocial strengths which help him/her through the rest of their lives.  And the best place to start with all these is in the every homes.  Good values must be learned through Parents.












Saturday, March 17, 2012

HOW TO MANAGE MONEY

“IT’S NOT YOUR SALARY THAT MAKES YOU RICH; IT’S YOUR SPENDING HABITS.”   - Charles A. Jaffe

Money, like time, needs to be managed well and wisely.  And know that the natural consequence of life is that MONEY follows work.  That basically meant “GET IT” has to come first.  Followed by spending it, as well as, save it or give it away.  NOTE that there are ONLY TWO (2) LEGAL ways to get money which is: 1.) Someone gives it to you out of the goodness of their heart, or 2.) you earned it.  It is quite a good luck when an amount of money is given to you out of the goodness of their heart.  Rare are those people these days.  But “work for pay” is quite different for it meant: an allowance based on a specified series of chores that are over and above what is expected of an individual as part of either his personal development or his normal role as “ a contributing member of a household.”  Work –for- pay chores are what a disciplinarian designate as a special chore that will become as the child’s special responsibility.  It is one way also of motivating an individual on being a good citizen.
Money is always a social issue.  It never exists in isolation.  Like, TIME as mentioned above, is also like EMOTIONS as Natasha Munson meant in her quote as:  is something you must control to keep your life on the right track.  It is absolutely about CHOICES.  You can’t get it alone.  You have to make a social contract with someone else and then fulfill your end of that contract like getting a job.  You can’t spend it alone.  You have to go back into society and make decisions.

WHY SAVE RATHER THAN SPEND?
                Many people say “SAVING’s a bore!”  They do not know how beneficial it is to save.  It is wise enough to have savings on hand for emergencies.  Even the bible encourages "Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. '   - 1 Corinthians 16:2

HOW YOU CAN SAVE
1)      Before buying an item, consider whether it is really necessary or not
2)      If it belongs to a NEED, search for the new items on sale or for good used items.  But remember:  “Looking for good deals can take a lot of time.”
3)      Don’t be impulsive; sleep on the matter.  If you still feel that the item is important, you may consider looking for something similar in a discount or secondhand shop.  Also, you can often save money if you do not feel compelled to buy popular name brands.  Further, rather than buying the latest styles at expensive stores, why not use hand me downs?
4)      Consider that it usually cost less to buy ingredients and cook meals than it does to eat out.  Why not teach school aged children to prepare sandwich instead of giving them money to buy more expensive food?  It is much healthier that way and easier on your pocket.

As an advice to all:   “Beware of greed.  Find contentment by living within your means.”