Friday, December 17, 2010
Cool isn't it? We can now tract our weight loss online. Just do some browsing, among the stuff we can have from them are calorie calculator, workout tracker, weight chart, diet source, weight loss tips, recipes, and so much more! Will definitely keep this web page in handy. So helpful for those who want to stay sexy like me, lol! Happy weekend ahead everyone. May we all have some fun time with our loved ones.
By the way, there's a music video of this in YT too, it's so nice, you gotta watch it. :D
'Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
by E. E. Cummings
somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyondany experience,your eyes have their silence:in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,or which i cannot touch because they are too nearyour slightest look easily will unclose methough i have closed myself as fingers,you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first roseor if your wish be to close me, i andmy life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,as when the heart of this flower imaginesthe snow carefully everywhere descending;nothing which we are to perceive in this world equalsthe power of your intense fragility:whose texturecompels me with the color of its countries,rendering death and forever with each breathing(i do not know what it is about you that closesand opens;only something in me understandsthe voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I think the guys in the office loves it too, they also have this office coffee, which I think everyone will like. Hmmm.. now I need to brew some hot coffee here, I can already smell it! Perfect for the french fries I have, dunno but am so craving for it right now. What about you my friends? What are your winter cravings?
It is the little things that count
And give a mother pleasure -
The things her children bring to her
Which they so richly treasure...
The picture that is smudged a bit
With tiny fingerprints,
The colored rock, the lightning bugs,
The sticky peppermints;
The ragged, bright bouquet of flowers
A child brings, roots and all -
These things delight a mother's heart
Although they seem quite small.
A mother can see beauty
In the very smallest thing
For there's a little bit of heaven
In a small child's offering.
Wonderfully spoken! Have a cold and chilly morning!
Monday, December 13, 2010
So cool isn't it? Also, do visit their facebook page and be updated with their latest offers and surprises. This is such a fun way to shop. I mean, when you become a member, and then shop at any of their 1000 online malls, you can expect some cash back! Much more if you refer your friends,it will double. Am so excited, will really give it a try. Go ahead and try it too, let's enjoy shopping even more knowing we'll have some rewards. Winks!
"Our researchers suggest that the ultra-clean, ultra hygienic environments early in life may contribute to higher levels of inflammation as an adult, which in turn increases risks for a wide range of diseases," says a professor from Illinois. In a study that compared Filipino children with their American counterparts, it was found that, overall, the Filipinos suffered many more infectious diseases as youngsters. Yet contrary to expectations, young Filipino adults had much lower blood levels of C-reactive protein, the concentration of which rises in response to inflammation. The conclusion? Greater childhood exposure to common bacteria may actually protect adults from deadly illness.
They have a year end treat right now, with more styles on sale up to 30% discount. The little men in our lives will surely look gorgeous and cute. I really like vest in particular, so manly and handsome. And those hoodie shirts too, just right for winter. Mommies, if you're thinking of shopping for your little ones, just checked out the place alright?
Have a blessed cold weekdays ahead!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
'Current studies show that the average North American now gets between seven and seven and a half hours of sleep a night. How important is sleep? While asleep, you go through phases of sleep called REM every 60 to 90 minutes throughout the night. During these phases, the brain is most active, and researchers believe that it is performing some kind of self-repair. Some experts says that when the sleep cycle is interrupted and sleep is lost, it has cumulative effect on the body. Brain function is affected, which results in inefficiency and a host of other physical ailments.
Substances such as caffeine can for the short term block the chemical compound that signals the need for sleep. Yet, our brain has a mechanism to cause sleep to occur when our body has not had enough. According to a magazine, 'no matter what you happen to be doing, your sleep-deprived brain will periodically go into the first stage of sleep for anywhere between 10 seconds and just over a minute at a time.' Imagine driving a car at 30miles an hour and experience a 10 second microsleep. During that time, you would have traveled more than the length of a football field. Additionally, sacrificing needed sleep can weaken your immune system, for it is during sleep that the body produces T cells that fight against pathogens. During sleep our body also produces hormone leptin, which helps to regulate appetite. Indeed, the body needs sleep as much as it needs proper exercise and nutrition.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
My wife and I felt really blessed by the abundance of food we got to share with our family in our love home this past Thanksgiving. We remember laughing, enjoying our meal, and spending some quality time with our family in front of the big screen tv. We remember feeling that we really lacked for nothing. When you take a day to be thankful, you really appreciate what you have. On the other hand, it makes you think of all the people who donÕt have half of what you have and probably didnÕt get to enjoy the holiday like we did.
This feeling prompted Julia and I take action. After going downtown on Black Friday to purchase a new MiracleEar hearing aid, we decided we wanted to make a sizable donation to the local food kitchen. We also put together a handful of care packages for the homeless in our community. We only had a few, but we thought they could really impact a few people, if not for a few days. This thanksgiving reminded us that we needed to give someone else something to be thankful for.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Browsing the store the other day and looking at the shelves I grew happier than ever. I finally seen the caramel eggnog that I had seen advertised on the satellite TV I got after looking at this Direct TV vs cable site. Now I knew that this treat was not going to be around for long so I decided to nab it. I was just thankful that the commercial that I seen on television reminded me of how much I loved this treat.
Then I remembered that if it was not for the wonderful television showing the nice cool cup of Eggnog sitting on the table with the warm glowing fire in the background that I would have forgotten all about this treat. Well, not so much forgotten about the creamy, thick taste of the eggnog, but more of the fact that it was not available at the store. Then when I noticed that they had the caramel flavor available I knew that I had finally found a drink that I could drink plenty of during the entire Christmas season and hopefully for most of the winter.
Took these at Nashville Zoo a year ago. We missed to go this year but sure we would go next summer. It's been busy year for us because we took a family vacation to Philippines so the other get away has to be set aside in the meantime. Anyway happy Sunday everyone hope you enjoyed your cold weekend. Wink!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Anyway, she told UsMagazine.com after the show that "When I saw that I was the winner, I really choked up," the 6'2" Dallas native, 19. "It was really emotional for me because I've been through a lot. I wasn't expecting to win. It totally caught me off guard." "I'm going to invest in my career," she told. "Like, going to New York or wherever they want to take me. I don't want to blow it. I might splurge on video games because I'm a nerd like that."
And according to her she feel way more confident than before, but she know that she have more work to do, that's what she told to the interview after her big win! And happy for her after that show she has plenty of recognition specially on facebook plenty of add request.
She really deserve the title she got the beauty, body and personality! She's got the package to be a model! Congratulation!!
For years, my grandmother used to make a herb roasted turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Now that she has gone on to a better place, I decided to uphold the tradition and use my grandmother's recipe last year.
The turkey is supposed to be roasted using a mixture of herbs and olive oil splattered both under and over the skin. My grandmother used both fresh and dried herbs in order to produce more flavor. Her recipe called for herbs such as fresh dill, rosemary, chives, dried leaf marjoram and thyme. There is also a standard cornbread dressing using fresh cornbread crumbs that my mother helped me make last Thanksgiving.
Usually, my mother handles most of the other dishes as well. She spends the whole day making a standard cranberry salad, garlic and parsley infused mashed potatoes, a sweet potato casserole topped with pecans, a green bean casserole and some of the most delicious angel biscuits I have ever had. I've been working on my cooking skills because I want to try to help her out more this year. Maybe that way she'll be able to spend more time with the rest of the family this Thanksgiving instead of being in the kitchen all day. Either way it'll be a long day. I'm definitely looking forward to when dinner is finished and being able to kick up my legs and watch some Direct TV with the rest of the family.