Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Safety on the Road

It’s always heartbreaking to see road accidents on the news everyday due to drivers carelessness. How many lives have been taken away because of accidents that can actually be prevented if not for the drivers who are drunk while driving, texting or even sleepy while on the road?

I always remind my brother to be cautious all the times when he drives and don’t even try to disregard traffic rules as much as possible for his own safety and other motorists as well. Car owners should always get insurance once they purchase their cars as a safety net just in case accidents will happen. Companies like Auto Insurance Virginia and Auto Insurance North Carolina are there to provide motorists insurance policies for their vehicles which I believe it is really a must-have. For young and new drivers, it’s not enough that they have license and know how to drive but they need to be responsible once they hit the road.

Popular Greek Food Dishes

Do you like to try foreign foods, but you're not sure that you can follow the recipes or find the foods? You might be surprised to find out that most of the time they aren't as hard as you thought. For example, authentic Greek food uses much of the same meats and vegetables as American or other ethnic food types. These meats include pork, lamb, and fish.

Fishing is still the one of the main Greek occupations, even in modern Greece, so fish dishes are very common. Greek fish dishes make use of many different types of fish. The types that are used in Greek food maycome from species that you are unfamiliar with, such as bream or porgies. Other dishes use shellfish such as shrimp, lobster, and even calamari (in Greek, it's Kalamaris or Kalamarakia).

Vegetable dishes include such healthy items as eggplant (the main ingredient in moussaka or vegetable lasagna), zucchini, and cabbage (for stuffed cabbage leaves). Tomatoes are also used in many recipes, including Greek stuffed tomatoes.

Many of the more common foods, such as vegetable, pork, and lamb dishes, can be found in most supermarkets. Further, the dishes use such familiar cuts such as chops or kebobs, so you probably won't even have to ask for a special cut unless you like meat pieces a little thicker or thinner. The fish items may have to be purchased at a fish market or other specialty store. If you happen to live in an area that sports a Greek market, you can always find them there.

If you want to see pictures of Greek dishes as well as others, go to It has different types of food pictures as well as the recipes to help you create your Greek food experience from home!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Being Generous

I have always admired my mom for being generous and giving to all of us, her children. There are times that I know that she is giving so much already and spoiling one of my brother. She is quick to his rescue and often tells me that we should give to those that need and every time I hear that I'll just shut my mouth and erase my enviousness. Mom is always helpful to the point that she's almost abused and always leaned on everytime but I know how mothers are, they just can't take for granted a child in need.

Aside from that, our helper, who's been with us for over a decade already also receives blessing from mom from time to time. He is working at a construction site but since he can't find construction jobs these days, mom are ready to call him to work some few things in the house. Just like today, he is called to clean the backyard, check on our roof and other minor house maintenance just to give him a little job. When he's about to leave, food, rice and money are given as well. I hope I can be as generous as my mom.

Moving Companies Can Do it All: Packing for Arrival

One thing that makes moving so exasperating is not being able to find what you want when you want it -- your favorite coffee cup, the right shirt, skirt or belt. It’s the little things that can drive you crazy when you’re moving into a new place. But if you think about what you’ll need once you arrive and pack with your arrival in mind, you may find that moving isn't so exasperating after all.

Take some time to think about what you’ll be experiencing once you arrive. Will you need warm or cold weather clothes? Will you be starting work soon and need business attire? Once you have a good idea of what you'll need, pack those items as if you are traveling for vacation and simplify accordingly. For example, if you need to have business attire available, plan your wardrobe around one pair of shoes. You might even pack these items in your suitcases instead of a box to make them easy to find.

The kitchen is another point of contention when arriving at a new place. Think about what you’ll want those first couple of days to make the transition easier; your coffee pot, coffee and mug, a couple of plates, basic condiments -- whatever is important to you. Put those items together in one box identified with a kitchen label, and next to the label mark a “#1.” Then when you’re unloading boxes you’ll be able to recognize this one as the one to open and unpack first, whereas the boxes with the crock pot and fine china can wait for later.

We’d like to think that moving companies can do it all, but really, when it comes to being happy in your new place, it’s all up to you. With a little intentionality and advance planning, you can get comfortable in your new home quicker than you’d ever imagine.

Life Lessons from the Midwest

One year, when I was a child, we traveled through the midwest. My Dad was headed to a new job and I remember thinking how flat things were; nothing but prairies. Here and there were cattle ranches and the sound of trains off in the distance. Traveling through Nebraska and Kansas, the countryside seemed like one long wheat field. The scenery seldom changed and, to my childish eyes, there was nothing to see.

At the truck stops, old-timers were filled with stories of tornadoes carrying off cattle and children. My sister and I were petrified at the prospect. We had visions of great twisters and wicked witches chasing us across the prairies.

We woke up one evening in the backseat of the car, and discovered we were actually driving in a town. We hadn’t seen any towns in a while and this was a real treat. The only thing I knew about Gary, Indiana was a song from the Music Man that my parents sang. This town did not look like what I remembered on the screen, but at least it was a town.

My Aunt was there to greet us and showed us our new house. We were lucky enough to move into a home that she had owned. And, so we could refurbish the old place, she had actually obtained--with her own money and credit, a very inexpensive mortgage refinance. Indiana became home.

I have to confess that it was not the place of my dreams, at first. But, like my Aunt, the community was filled with salt-of-the-earth good neighbors and I eventually came to love them like family. I learned the meaning of trust and caring from wonderful people.

Although I moved away years ago, I remember Gary, Indiana with fondness, and sometimes, when apprehensive about the future, I find myself singing: ”Gary Indiana, Gary, Indiana, Gary-”

And faith returns.

Do What Makes You Happy


I reckon that happiness comes from doing what you love. Whether you love being a doctor, a dancer, singer, a writer, blogger, waiter, policemen or just about any profession, if you love and have passion for it then go for it. Keep doing what makes you happy and enjoy the most.

Broke and in Trouble? Don't Forget About Debt Consolidation

Everybody's had money troubles at some point. It's completely normal, especially when you're young and just learning to handle your money. You can also run into trouble even when you're older - like when the economy tanks and all of a sudden you don't have the good job that you were used to. You were counting on that job to pay your bills and suddenly your hours have been cut or you've been laid off. You may be able to get another job, but will you make the same amount of money? Often, you won't. You'll get paid a lot less, but your debt won't come down along with it. So, what do you do?

If you're in that situation, don't give up. It may be frustrating - and even a little bit scary - but getting depressed and giving up on things is never the answer. Fortunately, you can go and see about debt consolidation. It's a great way to get help, and a lot of people do it. Some of them go because they've been careless with their money, but others go through no fault of their own - like when the economy goes bad and they lose their job.

Don't be ashamed to go to debt consolidation. It's a great way to end up with just one payment instead of a bunch of them. You'll know exactly how much you have to pay, you'll have only one (usually lower) interest rate, and you'll know how long it will be until your debt is paid off. If you can pay extra that's great, but you don't have to. Just making the minimum payment will get you out of debt in a reasonable amount of time, provided that you don't do anything to get into more debt. Put away those credit cards and see someone today about debt consolidation.

Pet Insurance

Pet insurance is something you will need to decide on for your pet. Many people see the benefits of it, while others think it is a waste of time. A lot of people view their pets as members of the family, so they have no second thoughts about getting insurance for their pet.

If you are constantly taking your pet to the veterinarian for medical problems or issues, you may want to invest in pet insurance. This will help defray some of the costs you are obtaining. Insurance also helps if there is an emergency, so you won't end up paying thousands of dollars for the emergency surgery your pet had to have.

Some insurance policies now have all inclusive services, which comes in handy if you are at the vet often. If you only bring your pet in once or twice a year, then it may not be worth it to pay the premiums on the insurance. However, as your pet gets older, more medical problems may arise which would then make the pet insurance a handy thing.

Having pet insurance will also give you peace of mind. If you have pet insurance and the bills are racking up from an illness your pet has had, you can be assured that at least some of it will be paid by the insurance company.

The way the insurance works is that in most cases you will go to the veterinarian like normal. You will then pay your vet when you leave the office. With your receipt, you will take that and submit it to the pet insurance company who will then issue you a check for the amount they will cover. It is a simple process and well worth it so that you can rest easy at night in case something happens to your pet.

What to Put in Kids Backpacks for a Picnic

A picnic is a grand occasion for any adolescent, and most children will carry their supplies in their backpacks. If your child doesn't have a backpack yet, it may be time for you to purchase one. Using several strategies, you can obtain an inexpensive kids backpack. If anything, just ask one of your friends for ideas. There are plenty of kid backpacks available at affordable prices, especially online.

backpackEverything you need for a picnic can fit in a backpack. Your child can carry ear buds and other personal toiletries. Don't forget to put in soap and a hand towel. How about the cell phone? If your child doesn't have his own, you should put important phone numbers inside the backpack.

Since your child may be far from home, it's wise to prepare for emergencies. A good idea would be to pack a first aid kit and some basic medicine. If the picnic includes hiking, pack toilet paper. There's no guarantee a public bathroom will be handy or have it in stock.

Kids may need to eat before they leave for the picnic so they have the energy to trudge to any place during the picnic. You can pack all their favorite foods in the backpack. If you pick a compact and light pack, your child can carry her own supplies for the picnic. Ensure your child carries a bottle or more of water and some healthy snacks to replenished lost energy. This can cut down on complaining while you're on your way to the picnic spot.

If the child is picnicking overnight, then he needs to carry his nightclothes and a pair of clean undergarments. If it's cold at night, he needs to carry winter clothing, such as woolen sweaters, scarves, woolen caps, and a blanket. He can also carry his toys to play with and books to read during the picnic in the backpack.

Service Providers and the Best Cell Phone Plans

I think it is an indisputable fact that our cell phones are the most important gadget in modern day life. Cell phones are more than simply a way to call someone — they are tiny computers with an amazing capacity for efficiency. Whatever would we do without a mobile phone, one that keeps track of our schedule, allows us to read and respond to emails remotely, has GPS and can provide directions, shows us the weather, and allows us to capture photos and video?

For these reasons, it's imperative to make sure you find one of the best cell phone plans that is right for the job. And since cell phone plans can get expensive (not to mention buying the cell phone itself), one way to watch your budget is to find the most cost effective plan that works for you. Finding the best provider is the first step.

Comparing Cell Service Providers
Verizon Wireless has a good name in the industry as one of the best mobile service providers in terms of quality, data speed, and reception. On the other hand Verizon's customer service seems to fall short, especially when taking into consideration the higher rates (compared with other providers).

Meanwhile, T-Mobile is known for offering lower priced plans and comes in second in terms of data speed, customer service, and technical support. Quality of reception varies from region to region throughout the United States. T-Mobile also offers more plans, including attractive no-contract plans for those sick of being locked in. If you want a more affordable phone, however, you'll need to sign a two-year contract.

In the Midwest, U.S. Cellular is the strongest regional carrier. AT&T and Sprint are both in the same category in terms of quality and service. In fact, according to a PC Magazine survey, Sprint took last place in all categories except in terms of reliability tests.

Tips For Customizing Your Condo

Where would your dream home be? What would it look like? A friend recently viewed the amazing Atlanta luxury condos on sale from Sovereign Buckhead, and we both instantly fell in love. They have the kind of rooms that are an interior designer's dream. We simply couldn't decide on how to furnish it, though.

The kitchen is already full equipped, and styled in gorgeous monochrome, with black cupboards contrasting with white detailing and walls. It really does have a stunning effect! The dining room has a similar look, and we agreed on a glass table to keep the theme intact. Adding your own touch to new build rooms can be difficult, though, and we couldn't agree on the best way to keep it looking luxurious while adding that personal touch. Here are my top tips if you are customizing your condo:

Take note of any existing themes. Monochrome seems to be a huge theme running through my friend's condo, so we didn't want to pick anything that would clash with this.

Consider whole sets. If you are buying furniture, especially sofas and chairs, it can be much better to buy a matching suite as the colors will definitely go. For dining room sets, this also ensures the chairs will fit under the table and be at a comfortable height for eating.

Pick up small accents. For example, some black detailing on the tiles in the bathroom ties the room in to the monochrome effect, but also allows you to easily add your own touch. My friend chose some nautical themed stencils, and we stencilled them onto the white tiles in black paint. It looks fantastic, and has made the room completely her own.

Lastly, have fun! Remember you'll have to live there, so make sure you love whatever you choose, and feel at home there. That's the most important thing!

Web Hosting Solutions

I started blogging way back in January of 2005, so I’ve been blogging for almost 8 years now. My very first blog was at a free-hosted blog (bravejournal) and it’s still very much active up to this date. I still remember the day I published my very first post and how excited I was to have made an online journal. Not long after, I created another one at blogspot but later on I was able to redirect it to my own domain name. I became more excited in creating more blogs with different niches and how I was able to upgrade my skills in redirecting domain names. I was quite surprised that I’m already maintaining lots of blogs right now where some of it are self-hosted. I was even happier because I can monetize them since 2007.

Looking for a webhosting company for some of my blogs was a bit daunting since I don’t know much about it in the first place. Thanks to the internet because I was able to read some webhost reviews and that aided me in choosing that host that will fit my budget and hosting needs.

If you intend on creating a site of your own and looking for webhost for your small to medium scale businesses and even for personal sites, then I suggest you to browse online and peruse different hosting packages. Ask your friends that also host to help you out.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Choosing a Workout Plan for your Weight Loss Journey

We all want to achieve healthy bodies and for that reason, we have different ways of achieving that. Eating healthy foods is by far one of the most recommended habits that we need to put in our eating lifestyle. Foods rich in minerals or vitamins that will make us healthier are much needed by our bodies. Quitting any vice such as drinking and smoking will greatly help as well.

On the other hand, exercise will make our bodies active or alert and our blood circulating. Those people that are trying to lose weight will also find exercising very beneficial. Just one of the power tools in weight loss journey is creating a workout plan as it helps us to focus on our goals. If you’re looking for a workout plan, you can check out FitClick for they have workout plans that can suit your body.

Fill out their form or use the drop down menu for a workout category type, level and source and results will be given. Even if you’re a beginner, intermediate, advanced or an expert in doing exercise, there’s a work out plan like running, stretching, yoga and more to fit you. It’s never too late to start a workout routine now, for our bodies deserve to be healthy.

Here are just some of the free workout routines that you can build for a healthier you. Each workout routine programs are customizable and have different targeted body areas.
Abs Workout Routine
Arms Workout Routine
Back Workout Routine
Beginner Fitness Program
Body Building Workout Routine
Cardio Workout Routine
Circuit Training Workout Routine
Core Training Workout Routine
Leg Workout Routine
Marathon Training Program
Pilates Fitness Program
Power Workout Routine
Running Routine
Strength Training Workout Routine
Stretching Fitness Program
Toning Workout Routine
Walking Fitness Program
Yoga Workout Routine

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dangerous Side Effects of Accutane

Having an acne is embarrassing and annoying problem. I have experienced having a zit or two on my face and I was so bothered by it that I was desperately trying to look for beauty products that can help remove it. Fortunately mine would disappear in just 3-4 days most especially if I don't prick it.

I just pity those that have big and swollen acne for they are harder to cure. Some doctors can prescribe you a cream or a pill that can cure it but the worst thing is that they have give you an Accutane. Accutane is a medicine that believe to cure severe acne problems but scientific studies and researches  found out that it can cause dangerous side effects like inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis. Any patient who suffered such ailments can now file an Accutane Lawsuit, wherein they can claim damages. Attorneys of O’Hanlon, McCollum & Demerath law firm can help and guide you all throughout your claim. So if you have taken Accutane and became ill, seek legal help now!

12 Things to Remember: An Inspirational Video

I was deeply moved by this inspirational video, it almost got me into tears last night while watching it. Made me think the wrong decisions I made in the past and all the opportunities that I should have embraced while I was still young. Oh well that's life.

This video is so inspirational please do watch it.

Difficult People Teach Us Tolerance and Acceptance


God wants you to know ... that difficult people are very important, - they teach you tolerance and acceptance.
If all was going your way all the time, you would become a spoiled child, wouldn't everyone? Difficult people are just one of the ways God teaches us to expand beyond our egos and accept other perspectives on life.

~ This is the message of God for me today.....I hear you God!

Invest and Save

Lately, I've been thinking about a lot of things. There are thoughts that I need to think of a new business that I can get into since this net cafe that I have right now is not lucrative anymore. It's still in operation and sad to say that only few customers are coming in due to steep competition here in the neighborhood. I know I can't keep up with the competition but I'm not closing it any time sooner.

My online job now is what keeps me on the go and I'm so thankful for that. I'm praying that it'll still continue on many more years to come. I'm also thinking about investing in something and I learned that buying or coins are quite good and safe investment. By perusing the US Gold Bureau website, I've come to realize that buying gold is the best ways to preserve one’s wealth and purchasing power. If ever I'll venture into this industry, I'll definitely need to  research more about gold and learn  more about the how to's.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Women’s Clothing Lines: For Women Who Need Versatility

Women love accessories. Dressing up to look sexy is very much a feminine quality. Sport has become more fashionable and watchable with women dressed up in great looking sportswear. Sports equipment manufacturers are trying hard to produce sports equipment and clothing that is high on efficiency and feminine appeal. Women love versatility. They love to switch between roles effortlessly without losing their feminine appeal. It might be from a hard-won centre court tennis match to a chivalrous dinner party at a friend’s place. Flexibility and versatility is what they are looking for. It is imperative for women in this modern age to look sporty and feminine.

But that’s tough without a clothing line that supports their physical and personality needs. Sporty women don’t want their days to be like different seasons. They want it to be seamless, and fluid. The need of the hour beckons a clothing range that provides them the opportunity to blend their personality, seamlessly with every activity in the day. Designed for the woman who wants to do a lot with a little, clothing lines that dress up a woman and also allow her to be casual are very important. They are also great for the woman who juggles multiple schedules in one day - from selecting bouquets for a dinner party, to attending a class.
If you're really looking for something versatile and fun, there are clothing lines out there that will help you get what you need. You might have to look around a little bit, but take your time and make the choices that fit with your personality and the things you need and want to do in your life. That way you'll have great clothing to wear, no matter what the occasion.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Busy Day

It was a busy day for all us. Mom is still in the hospital and we're taking turns on taking care of her. I did lots of errands this morning after sleeping at the hospital with mom last night. Lots of family stuff did occupied my day and I was like a ping pong ball being thrown left and right. Oh well at least that's a good exercise for me and I'll set aside reading diet pill reviews for now.

I will come back at the hospital tonight and hope to catch a good sleep and rest but with the new semi-private room after that we got, I know my sleep with just be half baked.

Monday, September 20, 2010

iPhone Dream

I wanted to replace my Nokia phone, which is actually an old phone of my brother-in-law. My sister saved it and gave it to me about 3 years ago when I had my vacation in Sydney. It was just an ordinary and very basic phone (w/o camera) so the features that I can only do with it are: text, call and play common games.

When iPhone was introduced in the market and everyone seems to be buying one like my sister Joy and lots of my friends, it also came to my mind that if ever I'm going to replace my phone, I better choose iPhone over others. I heard all the amazing apps and features that it has and since I also had the chance to tinker on my sister's iPhone, I reckon it's pretty exciting to have one too in the future. If by chance I'm ready to buy an iPhone, it's accessories and iphone insurance, I hope the price is so much more affordable already.For now, it'll just remain an iPhone dream.

Her Mommy Duties

Saturday is always the day where my SIL usually do their laundry. Since she is too meticulous when it comes to how their clothes are washed most especially the white uniforms of her kids, she decided not to hire a laundry woman to do the job. She wants to do it by herself so that she'll sure it is clean according to her standards.

She's a semi-SAHM mom because she also works twice a week in the office and don't have a househelp so she has no other choice but to do all the house chores. With all the mommy duties that she needs to fulfill, sometimes it leaves her with aching joints and muscles and might already need a msm supplement or increase her calcium intake to keep her going. Sometimes, I want to salute mommies our their who'll do anything for their family.

I Want to Gain More Weight

While others are desperately thinking what is the best way to lose weight for them, here I am trying hard to gain some weight. You see, my weight is kinda stuck at 94 lbs. after being sick last month and I'm trying to bring it back to 96 or maybe 98 lbs. which is my ideal weight.

The problem with me is that, with the hopes of making myself gain extra pounds, I eat too much in a day but I have the tendency to have dyspepsia after doing that. It's pretty hard to have indigestion as I experience pain in the upper abdominal pain, bloating and fullness all throughout the day. To avoid that, I have no choice but to control my food intake as well.

I hope I can gain my ideal weight soon as I don't want to be skinny because I always look very old and pitiful when I thin.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's Fun to Stand Out and Unique

Owning a vehicle these days cannot be considered a luxury anymore. More and more people are finding it to be a necessity most especially if they need to be mobile most of the times. It’s also advantageous if you need to carry lots of stuff to your work or anywhere else for it’s a hassle to just use public transport. It’s great also if you have a big family that you can use for weekend outings or travel.

Car owners are also finding it interesting to customize their vehicles for it can be unique. Some people may put new mugs, dashboard kits, splash of new colors or rugs inside for a unique touch to it. Aside from that, personalised number plates are seemingly becoming very popular these days for they are eye-catching and can bring out your personality.

There are quite a lot of personalised plates and Car Registration Numbers that you can choose at SpeedyReg . You can opt to put your name on it, a slogan maybe, birthdate, nickname or whatever you feel like as long as the registration co. approves it. You only need to pay extra for you personalised car registration number plates . So the next time you want your car stand out from the rest, don’t forget that personalised number plates are affordable and fun.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Finding What You Love

heartAll of us have something that is passionate about in life; all we have to do is find that and I guess you’ll uncover your strength in that. I recommend trying to know what you love to do the most and in that way you’ll find fulfilment when you do it. If you love singing, acting or dancing, then go for it. Hone your skills. If you have strength in web designing, visual artistry, or web development, then likewise go on that field.

If love cooking or food, you might want to attend culinary school and put up a restaurant. If you love business and investing then research more about it. You can even buy gold bullion and other precious metals at US Gold Bureau if you like. There’s so much with gold that many investors are drawing towards it.

Just make sure if you do something, put you 100%, pray hard, be patient and for sure you'll reap good results in the end.

Survivor Phils. Celebrity Showdown

I've been watching Survivor Phils. Celebrity Showdown since it started and I must say that they are having a hard time in the island. The worst part in the island is that the mosquitoes are biting them and it's always raining. Oh well that's whole point of the game where you need to survive in the island without good shelter, food and other stuff. You have to work, play and think hard to survive. It's not just physical but mind game as well. You need to outwit and be in alliance with co-players.

Last night, the challenge for immunity was very hard and with 26 kilos of sand on Elma's shoulders she quits after about 45 mins. standing in the raining and carrying that heavy stuff. Their team lost so that means that they don't have immunity and will not have food for the night while the other tribes had some pork and rice for dinner.

With little or no food in the island, I guess that's the best weight loss pills that they can have. Those that have weak tolerance for hunger and cold are already crying but still surviving and hoping to win the 3-million peso prize.

I Can't Wait for my Birthday

My birthday is coming soon and I can't wait for it to come. Though it'll mean another year added to my age but it's ok. I want to shop once again just like what I'm doing every year, it's the time where I can indulge and shop endlessly because it's my birthday and I have the license to do that. To get me started I already purchased a watch (yes again!) from an online friend. Though I have not paid for it yet and it was not yet sent to me, I'm already getting excited because it's my very 1st Armani watch! teehee!

I'm also set on buying new jeans, blouses, shoes and even lingerie but no plus size lingerie for me please because I'm just petite. I guess I need to buy a complete wardrobe and I'm actually looking for a new branded leather bag but can't seem to find a nice shape. Anyway, I'm itching to shop already and I hope that the company I'm working for will send the payments very soon so I have a mucho budget.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Applying for Scholarship

I've always admired my niece Kath who seems so focused on her studies at the top university here in the country. She's taking up Film course and on her 4th year already. I seldom see her because her class schedule was so hectic that there are times she came home midnight already due to film shootings and all. One weekend, I was fortunate to spoke to her and told her that hope she's making good at her studies and she happily told me that she's still on their Dean's list and if God permits she's vying for an honor come graduation.

Ahhhh what a relief and a nice news to hear from her. I was deeply praying and hoping that she'd excel and get a decent and good job after graduation so as to give a little comfort to her parents. I know she is determined and wishing that God will guide her on her studies and her decisions. What makes me more happy is that she's applying for a scholarship in the US, I guess for further studies and to hone more of her knowledge in film making.

If that will push through by God's will then that's once great opportunity for her. I'm not quite sure if she's going to take the SAT test wherein some students in the US will study sat prep and take the exams prior to college admission.I just really wish that she'll succeed in her studies and chosen career.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Securing Her Children's Future

My bestfriend has been in the workforce for many years now and with lots of prayers she finally decided to leave her 9-5 work last year. I think she made the right decision to quit her job since she is not happy with it anymore. Since she’s also working online, it’s also a good opportunity for her to concentrate on it and at the same time she can also take care of her family.

Staying at home while working is a big responsibility and I often hear from her that she needs to attend to a meeting at her children’s school, buy them some school stuff, errand here and there. I think she’s busier right now but I know she enjoys it. She can also manage their finances well unlike when she’s working in the office and there are times she can save a little for their children’s future.

It’s always the thinking of parents to secure their future and my friend is no exception. She also wish to have a business and invest on something and I’m sure she can consider investing on gold coins as well. Gold is known to be more stable than paper currency and have good value.

Monday, September 6, 2010

History of Hydroponic Systems

Hydroponic systems are used to grow plants without soil. Contrary to popular perception, it has a long history dating back to 1600s. Since then, the process and techniques have been refined to the point that now hydroponic culture has become a mainstream research tool. Disciplines as varied as biology and space travel employ the techniques of hydroponic culture in research and development.

In late 1600s, experiments proved that it is indeed possible to grow plants without soil. This discovery sparked an interest in the technique and by l865 a system of growing plants in aqueous solution was developed. This technique is known as Solution Culture. It is still used to grow plants using a variety of solutions.

One of the most ardent promoters of hydroponic systems was Professor William Gericke. He started researching the techniques of solution culture at University of Columbia and by 1929, made his research public. He is also credited for coining the name “Hydroponic “for his system of soil less agriculture in 1937. His ideas became very popular after the publication of his book “Complete Guide to Soilless Gardening” in 1940.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Men and Shopping

I always admire men who dress up and carry themselves well. They need not wear expensive clothing because a simple and neat one has greater impact to me. We all know that most men don’t really enjoy shopping at the mall especially when they are with their wives. They’d rather sit in the bench or stay in the car for they know women take a long time to shop.

Some of the things that they hate are standing in queues at the cashier and checking or fitting lots of items from one store to another. They shop quite easily as I’ve notice and they can be done shopping in just matter of minutes while we women can take up hours just to find a pair shoes. I even can take half of my day shopping for an item or two.

Anyway, men can really shop with ease these days because of the Internet, just one click of a mouse then they’re done as well. There are lots of pants, suits and ties that they can purchase at their fave online store without much hassle. The internet is also a great place where they can read tips about buying guide for men and lots more. I guess there’s no more reason why men shouldn’t love shopping.

Elegant Timepieces

I’ve always been a watch lover and looking for new styles and designs online and at watch stores at the malls excites me. I have a small collection of watches, even though they are not luxury ones, I still considered them my priced possessions. I also wish to have one those elegant and rare time pieces like Ulysse Nardin Macho Palladium that are sold over at Lussori, offers elegant, luxury, unique and even rarest watches in the world. They have a showroom at Main Street in downtown Los Altos in California and houses certified watchmakers, gemologists and custom jewelers that will see to it that their customers’ discerning taste in timepieces and jewelries are met.

Cyber Monday Shopping

My friends are gearing up for their Black Friday shopping since we have some friends in the US who are willing to shop for them. I guess they are already making their shopping list for this once a year shopping spree and I know they're pretty excited to shop for their kids and loved ones again this year.

Most of the shopping stores will be busy once again on "Black Friday" the Friday before Thanksgiving Day but looks like there's Cyber Monday online where there are also tons of great deals for us to shop. I bet once they will learn about this, I'm sure they'll be excited to go online and hunt for possible gift items.

Yay, now I want to shop! Blog Contest

My online friend Faye is having a blog contest right now and I'm joining the fun. Who knows I might win eh? Here are the gifts that she's generously giving away.
1st price - Ladies Chronograph (bic face) watch

2nd price - Kate Spade kikay kit (orange)

3rd price - Kate Spade kikay kit (floral)


Check out the contest and the mechanics HERE

Friday, September 3, 2010

Valuing Education

Valuing education is something that my mother has instilled in us. She said that education is their greatest gift that they can give to us and I always get sad whenever I could hear kids not finishing their studies or don’t want to study anymore. They are just wasting the opportunity to study that some people wants to do.

For those in the military, everyone has the privilege to continue their studies even if they are serving their country. They may be deployed in another place and be away from their families but still they can enroll at online universities. At, military personnel and even veterans can study online by choosing one of their online military degrees that they will like to study. They have bachelor’s degree, masters degree, diploma and certificate on different courses of your choice. A lot of online schools have flexible study programs that can suit any military students’ schedule.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Doll Clothing & 18 inch Doll Shoes Brings Back Memories

Lately I’m in a pensive mood and I miss my two sisters whose living now abroad. Sisters are different from brothers because they understand my mood swings, they can go to the mall with me without boredom, and they can have chit-chat with me the whole afternoon and talk about clothes, shoes, bags and many other girl things. They’ve been here last holidays and few months back but I still yearn for their companies. I’m really happy when they’re here, makes me feel I’m not the only person responsible for many things because I’m not the eldest. I remember those school days when we’re still all together in one house and one place. Of course my elder sister was busy with her things as she’s a lot older than us but my youngest sister was the one that I played the most.

It’s usually dolls that we played back then when we’re still small girls. Toys then were simpler, no online games, no PSPs and other high tech gadget’s games just pure fun play of dolls, jack stones, ball games and board games. I can’t forget those summer days when we’re so engrossed in preparing clothes for our dolls. We were excitedly dressing up our dolls for fashion show and we’re making sure that my doll will win in the show. Of course clothes and accessories were handmade only by my Mom and Auntie but we’re so happy with what we have then.

Now as I browse online for doll clothing I was amazed at the wide variety of beautiful dresses, sports clothes, skirts, socks, accessories and other clothing. It was so easy to dress your doll now with those pretty clothes and accessories. And when you’re finished with the clothes you’ll have to find some 18 inch doll shoes to complete the attire. It was like in the old days when we’ll find appropriate shoes for the dress worn by our dolls. Since we’re in the modern days there are clogs, canvas mules, sneakers, tennis shoes and many others. It’s like going back to those old childhood days and now I feel better reminiscing my memorable years with my family and siblings. Guess I’ll just call my niece to pick some items from there. I would want her to have some of those nice things for her doll.

Payday Loans May be the Answer

I’ve been watching some shows lately and getting some rest from my online tasks. I want to watch some documentary shows rather than horrible news because I had enough last week. My friend also told me not to watch sad story news when I’m sick because that would aggravate my condition more. I have many works waiting for me but I just have a mood of eating and watching TV. I’m also entitled to some rest don’t you think so? Well I’ve seen some news about education getting expensive these days and I thought of my nephew who was so lucky to have passed the entrance exam of a good school funded by the government. They just picked 70 students from among hundreds that applied and they composed of 2 sections in the schools. These two sections are categorized scholars because the other sections came from specific area. My nephew really studied hard in the past and it wasn’t a surprise when he passed it.

Good thing for my brother because they wouldn’t have a problem with money now because they only have one kid studying with tuition fees. They’re luckier than others who would resort to borrowing money or getting payday loans when they’re short in cash. With the recent happenings in our country we’ll be going through tough times and economy will be struggling.

The economic condition of the country usually affects mandatory increases and if there would be no financial alleviation people would need more companies that will lend them money. Of course those companies offering loans are a big help also because if you need quick cash without collateral and documents you can count on them to give you needed money up to $1,000 fast and easy. You can quickly apply online and they will give you instant approval. Just look for lenders who offer lower interest rates so you’ll find it easy to pay your loan.