Friday, 31 August 2007
Thursday, 30 August 2007
Where is your cell phone? On my table
Your hair? Long and layered at the sides
Work? part-time baby-sitter, full time housewife and a part-time blogger
Your sister/s? Angie, Shirelyn
Your favorite thing? translator
Your dream last night? None
Your favorite drink? Hot Tea
Your dream car? Porche
The room you’re in? Sala
Your shoes? Havaianas
Your fears? Heights and worms
What do you want to be in 10 years? A mom
Who did you hang out with this weekend? With hubby
What are you not good at? Singing
Muffin? Hmmm, can I have many choices?
One of your wish list items? A car hehehe
Where you grew up? Cebu City
Last thing you did? Sleep
What are you wearing? Mini skirt and a blouse
What aren’t you wearing? Watch
Your pet? None
Your computer? Acer Aspire 1640
Your life? Happy and content
Your mood? Happy
Missing? My family in Philippines
What are you thinking about right now? To take a nap
Your car? None
Your kitchen? Functional and beautifulYour summer? ExcitingYour favorite color? Brown
Last time you laughed? I guess the other night
Last time you cried? Last month but I am not sure what it is exactly about
School? University of Cebu
Wednesday, 29 August 2007
I would like to thank everyone. My family back in Philippines, who made the effort to have a thanksgiving mass at the church, who gave me this life and raised me with good morals and values. My french inlaws, who were so kind and nice to me. Thanks very much for the surprise birthday song you guys did on the phone. Thanks for welcoming me in your family and for the patience in trying to understand what I am saying when I speak a terrible french hehehe. Thanks for the checks too. My friends, whose been there for me all the time and taught me about this whole blogging thing and how to earn online. Never I imagine I will be involved in the blogging world but here I am. Special mention to Girlie, KC and Marie, you guys taught me many things really. Thanks very much. My friends back in high school, friends I met here online...thanks very much for exchanging links and for this relationship I have with you all. And the last but definitely not the least, my husband, whose been very supportive, kind, very understanding and loving to me. Mon Cheri, thanks very much for the wonderful marriage we have, for the life we share and we will be sharing together, for being so patient and very mature in handling situations especially when I become the tampo queen. I am really thankful to have you in my life. I know that I am a spoiled girl. Thank you very much really and Je t'aime beaucoup.
Another gift from hubby
Again, a big THANK YOU to all!
Tuesday, 28 August 2007
Vladimir, the birthday celebrant
Monday, 27 August 2007
I had the most amazing night, ever! My 5 fantastic nights are:
1. When my mom gave birth and showed me the world. I guess it's something I am very thankful about...the Life given to me by my parents
2.The times I spent with my husband during our first meeting in Cebu, Philippines. It was one of the amazing nights I can say because all the signs I prayed and asked at the Sto.Nino appeared on our first many dates hehehe. I have many imaginations about romance and all these things happened with my husband
3. My wedding in Philippines. It was amazing because my inlaws flew in to attend our wedding in Philippines and we had a very wonderful time there.
4. When I walked down the aisle and when I finally became the wife of my husband.
5. The surprise dinner planned by hubby and his 2 french friends in Toulouse last weekend.
Voila, now I'd like to pass this tag to Girlie, Marie and Jenny.
Friday, 24 August 2007
French has the reputation to be a good cook or a good chef. Mostly of the famous restaurants I know, their chefs are french. Well, I am not surprise about that. So far, the menus I've tried here are really tasty. Do you ever wonder why french people are petites? At first, I used to ask myself why mostly of them are thin and yet, they stay very long on the table during their repas and they eat croissants, ice cream, chocolate and etc. But do you know what the secret is? They just eat a portion of each menu being served on the table. Eating is a pleasure for them. That's what I am learnt from them.
Here at home, hubby likes to cook very much and he is really a good cook. When he cooks something, the menus are always tasty and yummy. When we eat something here at home, we eat a little portion of everything. We don't like it when our tummies are really heavy before we concluding that were really full. Sometimes we eat much especially when seafoods are on the table. Sarap kasi di ba? And oh I have a tip to share. After eating, mostly of french people drink coffee or hot tea. It is said that it is good for digestion. Maybe we should try it no? Who knows, it would work.
Are Filipino guys more traditional? If so, does that mean their valuesare more intact than that of foreigners?
- Each person is unique but I think no matter what your color is, your race is, your nationality is..each person has it's own values and attitude. Something I like about the foreigners is that they are very responsible in life and they're very independent. That's what I like.
Is the stereotype true that Westerners have a less of a sense of spirituality?
What about a foreigner's view of commitment in a relationship.?
-It all depends on a person but I guess it's a question of luck. There are filipinos who take relationship and commitment very seriously and foreigners as well and there are people who do the contrary. But they are good lovers hehehhe
How are they as mates- are they jealous, possessive?
-Hmml, my partner is not the jealous type. It's a question of trust. If there's trust in the relationship, both couple will be very open with everything towards eachother and they share everything. I don't want to generalize or judge people.
Is it true that normally a stronger woman is better of with a foreigner?
-huh, hirap naman ng mga tanong hehehe
Voila, oufff. Anyways, I'd like to pass this tag to Girlie, Marie, ZJ, Haze, In-In and Yen. Enjoy the tag gals.
Thursday, 23 August 2007
Read the interesting article below:
What is acne?
Acne is not just a problem for teenagers, it can affect people from ages 10 through 40. It is not unusual for women, in particular, to develop acne in their mid-to-late 20’s, even if they have not had breakouts in years (or ever). Acne can appear as any of the following;
-cysts (deep pimples).
You can do a lot to treat your acne using products available at a drugstore or cosmetic counter, that do not require a prescription. However, for tougher cases of acne, you should consult a physician.
What causes acne?
Some factors that don’t usually cause acne, at least by themselves are:
-Heredity: With the exception of very severe acne, most people do not have the problem exactly as their parents did. Almost everyone has some acne at some point in their life.
-Food: All over the world, parents tell teens to avoid pizza, chocolate, greasy and fried foods, and junk food. While these foods may not be good for overall health, they don't cause acne or make it worse.
-Dirt: Some individuals have more "oily" skin than others (as mentioned above, "Blackheads" are oxidized oil, not dirt). Sweat does not cause acne, therefore, it is not necessary to shower instantly after exercise for fear that sweat will clog pores. On the other hand, excessive washing can dry and irritate the skin.
-Stress: Some people get so upset by their pimples that they pick at them and make them last longer. Stress, however, does not play much of a direct role in causing acne.
Hormones: Some women break out cyclically, but most women (and men) don't. Some oral contraceptive pills may help relieve acne, but unless a woman has abnormal menstrual periods and excessive hair growth, it’s unlikely that hormones play much of a role in causing acne.
-Cosmetics: Most cosmetic and skin care products are not pore-clogging (“comedogenic.”) Of the many available brands, those which are listed as “water-based” or “oil-free” are generally a better choice.
A sore throat can have many causes including:
Common viruses, and even the viruses that cause mononucleosis (mono) and the flu, can cause a sore throat. Some viruses can also produce blisters in the mouth and throat ("aphthous stomatitis").
Breathing through the mouth can produce throat dryness and soreness.
Sinus drainage (post nasal drip) may cause a sore throat.
A sore throat can also be caused by bacteria. The two most common bacteria to cause a sore throat are Streptococcus and Arcanobacterium haemolyticum. Arcanobacterium causes sore throats mainly in young adults and is sometimes associated with a fine red rash.
Sore throat appearing after treatment with antibiotics, or other immune-compromising medications may be due to Candida.
Generally, sore throats must run their course (exception, strep throat will be addressed below.)
- Salt water gargles, hard candies, sprays for example, Chloraseptic) and lozenges can provide temporary pain relief. (Caution: Lozenges and hard candy are a choking hazard for children. Avoid their use in young children.)
- Acetaminophen or ibuprofen may help control the pain.
- Other decongestant products, such as Sudafed, may be helpful.
Wine Gift Basket
I want to have these kinds of gift baskets especially the spa gift basket. Gift baskets are really perfect to anyone and in any occasions plus the prices are very reasonable.
Class Picture at Alliance Française de Manille
My last session at Alliance Française de Manille was July last year before I got married. I really had a great time with this class. The classmates I had were the people I never met in my previous classes. It was fun because they were very friendly and we talk a lot. Our professor (the one in blue) Monsieur Fadi was very kind too. His wife (the one in blue) always took good care of me like a baby. As the class lasted for 3 hours each day, she always brought tea, glasses, sugar and a fresh milk for me. They babied me because I am the youngest in the class. What we have in common in this class? We love too eat. We had 15 minutes break and during this break time, we share eachother the foods or snacks we bought. Ate Sofie, she always made cookies, pastries and cakes for us. She is really great and indeed a certified chef when it comes to anything. The class I had was never boring. Monsieur Fadi allowed us to express our opinions and I believe that it is good because there's never a leader or something in the group. It allows each student to talk or express his or herself in french for us to practice our pronunciation and the grammar as well. This is one of the things I misses with my classes in PI. I haven't kept in touch with them but we exchange infos on Friendster. I hope one day we will be able to meet here in France and hopefully to have a dinner.
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
Search your apartment now if you want to relocate in Texas. Your new apartment in this city will be something that you can surely call home.
Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Stir-fried Shrimps With Vegetables
250 gm raw shrimps or prawns - peeled and deveined
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cooking wine
1/2 egg white - slightly beaten
3/4 Tbsp cornstarch
1/3 cup oil2 Tbsp water
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup onion - roughly chopped
1/4 cup diced button mushrooms
1/4 cup green peas
2 Tbsp water
1/3 tsp salt
1 tsp cornstarch
dash of sesame oil
freshly ground black pepper
1. Mix the sauce first - in a bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients, stirring to dissolve the salt and cornstarch. Set aside.
2. In another bowl, dissolve the salt in the cooking wine. Mix this with the shrimps. Add in the egg whites, mix well. Then the cornstarch, mix well again. Set aside and marinate for about 15 minutes.
3. Add 1 Tbsp oil to the shrimp mixture and mix well (to make it separate easily).
4. Heat wok and the oil in medium heat.
5. Fry the shrimps in the wok until just cooked and changes colour (about 3 minutes). Remove and drain on absorbent paper towels.
NOTE: Do not use the marinate mixture anymore (it's my fault coz I used it)when frying the shrimps.
6. Remove the oil from wok but retain 2 Tbsp in it. Heat the wok again.
7. Stir fry the onion until fragrant.
8 Mix in the carrots, mushrooms, and green peas. Stir fry for a few seconds.
9. Add the water and cook in medium heat until the liquid has completely evaporated and the vegetables are cooked. If it dries up too easily, add more water but only a little at a time.
10. Turn up heat to high and add the fried shrimps. Stir fry for a few seconds.
11. Add the sauce mixture and stir fry quickly to mix. Remove from wok onto a platter and serve.
Velvet clothes are available in almost any department stores and online stores like Tobi. They have a wide selection of items available for both men and women and you can also speak to their online stylist available to help you choose what is best for you and looks perfect for you. That is really a big WOW! Velvet items are really simple but they look super fabulous when you wear it. You should get one and try it!
Monday, 20 August 2007
What do I need to do? Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (month and day).Write down three events, 2 births, 1 holiday and tag 5 friends.There are five slots in the Birthday Meme. As you are tagged, you have to remove the name in the first slot and bump everyone up so that your name can be added to the bottom.
I was born on August 27 and that makes me a Virgo (perfectionist)
Important Events that happened on August 27:
1. 1793 - French counter-revolution, port of Toulon revolts and admits the British fleet, which lands troops and seizes the port leading to Siege of Toulon.
2. 1859 - Petroleum discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania. World's first successful oil well.
3. 2003 - Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing approximately 34,646,416 miles (55,758,006 kilometers) from Earth. .
I share the same birthday with:
1. Tom Ford, American fashion designer
2. Alexa Vega, american actress
1. Belgium- Wedding of the Giants.
I’m tagging my 5 friends:
And the list: The True Essence of Princess' Life, Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind, My Own Little World, Ylan's Refuge, La Place de Cherie
Sunday, 19 August 2007
In Florida, accommodation is absolutely not a problem if you plan to spend quality and memorable time with your family. Villas are very perfect if you have more than 5 family members. It is more practical and wise instead of staying at the hotel. You want luxurious and spacious Florida Villa? Orlando Villa? Thinkflorida can assess and help you in searching for luxurious and spacious villas. Their rates are very reasonable too. Check their vacation homes category. They have pool homes, town homes and condos that are very beautiful and fabulous. You will surely have a very magnificent time in Florida.
Saturday, 18 August 2007
Bullfighting or the so-called corrida is a tradition that was originally brought to Spain by the Visigoths. The tradition, as it is practiced today, involves professional performers that is called toreros in spanish term, who execute various formal moves with the goal of appearing graceful and confident, while masterful over the bull itself. Such manoeuvers are performed at close range, and conclude with the death of the bull by a well-placed sword thrust as the finale. Bullfighting was practiced by nobility as a substitute and preparation for war, in the manner of hunting.
How is it played
The modern corrida is highly ritualized, with three distinct parts, the start of each being announced by a trumpet sound. The participants first enter the arena in a parade to salute the presiding dignitary, accompanied by band music. Torero costumes are inspired by 18th century Andalusian clothing, and matadores are easily distinguished by their spectacular "suit of lights".
Next, the bull enters the ring to be tested for ferocity by the matador and banderilleros with the magenta and gold capote, or dress cape.
In the first stage, the tercio de varas ("the lancing third"), the matador first confronts the bull and observes his behavior in an initial section called suerte de capote. Next, two picadores enter the arena on horseback, each armed with a lance or varas. The picador stabs a mound of muscle on the bull's neck, which lowers its blood pressure, so that the enraged bull does not have a heart attack. The bull's charging and trying to lift the picador's horse with its neck muscles also weakens its massive neck and muscles.
In the next stage, the tercio de banderillas ("the third of flags"), the three banderilleros each attempt to plant two barbed sticks (called banderillas) on the bull's flanks, ideally as close as possible to the wound where the picador drew first blood. These further weaken the enormous ridges of neck and shoulder muscle through loss of blood, while also frequently spurring the bull into making more ferocious charges.
In the final stage, the tercio de muerte ("the third of death"), the matador re-enters the ring alone with a small red cape (muleta) and a sword. It's a common myth that the colour red is supposed to anger the bull, despite the fact that bulls are colour blind. He uses his cape to attract the bull in a series of passes, both demonstrating his control over it and risking his life by getting especially close to it. The faena ("work") is the entire performance with the muleta, which is usually broken down into a series of "tandas" or "series". The faena ends with a final series of passes in which the matador with a muleta attempts to manoeuvre the bull into a position to stab it between the shoulder blades and through the aorta or heart. The act of thrusting the sword is called an estocada.
Ouff, it's quite long ha but if you guys are interested, you can check this website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullfighting. All the informations are in this page. Too bad my spanish classmates don't have a blog. I think it would be very interesting to ask them questions regarding this topic corrida.
Hubby likes to watch a tv program like this here in France. I really find this one dangerous and many toreros died because of the danger of this kind of show.
Corrida is a tradition that was originally brought to Spain by the Visigoths. Other people may find it very artistic and beautiful but if you ask me..I detest! But I respect anyone's culture, traditions and beliefs. I just don't have the nerve to watch this kind of show.
What do you guys think?
Friday, 17 August 2007
Thursday, 16 August 2007
In USA, some rich people donate their used or old cars, trucks, vans and many others. If you are rich enough and you wish to Donate Your Car In Los Angeles, you can do it at Car Angel Ministries. Car Angel is a Christian Non-Profit organization that helps the orphans, single mothers, homeless, teen and adult rehab, as well as prison reform. They distribute educational reading materials and free DVDs for kids. In this institution, you can also suggest the charity of your choice and they will add it to their list.
It feels good when we make other people happy because of our little donations. I, myself, wishes to help the less fortunate one’s too. When we speak of donations, it doesn’t really mean cash. It can be services, clothing, toys, food, accommodation, blood or your new or used items. Instead of throwing your unsued items, better to give it to charity instead.
For Los Angeles Car Donations, you may call Car Angel Ministries or you may fill out their online car donation form.
Wednesday, 15 August 2007
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Tuesday, 14 August 2007
For your Flights to Canada, try to inquire your respective travel agencies. Cheap flights are usually offered during spring and autumn and these are the seasons that have fewer crowds. One of Canada’s famous tourist attraction is Niagara Falls. Do you know that Niagara Falls in Ontario Canada is known as the Honeymoon Capital of the world? Well, well well. Isn’t that interesting to discover? There are so many things to do and to see in Canada honestly. Skiing of course is a must and exploring the beauty of Banff must be on your list.
Monday, 13 August 2007
- Small bulges (aneurysms (AN-u-risms)) to form in blood vessels. Common locations are the main artery from the heart (aorta); arteries in the brain, legs, and intestines; and the artery leading to the spleen.
- Blood vessels in the kidney to narrow, which may cause kidney failure
- Arteries throughout the body to "harden" faster, especially those in the heart, brain, kidneys, and legs. This can cause a heart attack, stroke and kidney failure or amputation of part of the leg.
- Blood vessels in the eyes to burst or bleed, which may cause vision changes and can result in blindness.
High blood pressure is called the silent killer because you can have it for years without knowing it. The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure measured. Using a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope or electronic sensor, your doctor or nurse can take your blood pressure and tell you if it is high.
Even though high blood pressure usually has no signs or symptoms, it is dangerous if it continues over time. It is important to find out whether you have high blood pressure and, if you do, how to keep it under control.
How Do You Know Whether You Have High Blood Pressure?
Only your doctor can tell you whether you have high blood pressure. Most doctors will check your blood pressure several times on different days before deciding that you have high blood pressure. A diagnosis of high blood pressure is given if repeated readings are 140/90 mmHg or higher, or 130/80 mmHg or higher if you have diabetes or chronic kidney disease.
Having your blood pressure tested is quick and easy. Your doctor or nurse will use some type of a gauge, a stethoscope (or electronic sensor), and a blood pressure cuff, also called a sphygmomanometer (sfig-mo-ma-NOM-e-ter).
Blood pressure readings are usually taken when you are sitting or lying down and relaxed. Below are things you can do before getting your blood pressure taken:
-Do not drink coffee or smoke cigarettes 30 minutes before having your blood pressure taken.
Wear short sleeves.
-Go to the bathroom before the reading. Having a full bladder can change your blood pressure reading.
-Sit for 5 minutes before the test.
If you own a car, Insurance Coverage for Cars is mandatory. It is practical to have one because the purpose of car insurance is to help pay the cost of damages to at least the other person's car depending on the type of insurance it may cover of course. Another important thing is that if you get in an accident and you don't have any insurace, you might have to pay a fine and/or lose your license. That one is really a catastrophe. So why would you take a risk if there's a solution right?
If you are searching for Insurance Quotes Online, then, it is a good decision. . It is very practical because you could complete the process and have your proof in a couple of minutes. You don't have to drive your car to buy car insurance. You can buy it online and anytime. Advantage auto quotes will surely help you regarding that matter. They offer the best rates and affordable Automobile Insurance Policies. Try to contact them and they will surely guide you through the entire process. Their website is really helpful and informative.
Saturday, 11 August 2007
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Chateau de Chambord, un des chateaux de la Loire
Before starting a business, we all think of brand name and brand image. We like that our brand is something our clients will easily remember and that they will be able to describe what your brand is about in a few words. Agree? To be able to do this, you must look for branding agency with strategic fuel and creative fire. If you don’t know any branding agency, then you should check Brand Identity Guru and what their services are.
Brand Identity Guro Inc. is an institution located in Boston. They specialize in strategic marketing, branding, web design, graphic design and many other services. I tell you, they are not just an ordinary advertising agency. They will make it happen for you to make your business famous. They will help you build an effective online and offline advertising that adds value to your brand instead of eroding it. This one really sounds interesting especially to those people who are starting their business.
To know more about brand name and brand image, look no further in searching for branding agency. Brand Identity Guro Inc, is the right one for you.
Friday, 10 August 2007
Newly wed couples require many adjustments in the relationship and sharing many things together especially about finances at home. Am I correct? If you try to read and Review the Dinks, you will discover many interesting facts that really happen in real lives.
In my eyes, sharing the finances at home is important. Some marriage may fail while others succedded. But do you know that arguing over money is the number one cause of divorce in the United States and in the other countries? Well, I think one must include “till debt to us part” and not only the ordinary wedding vow. It may sound funny but this one really happens in real life. In my opinion, it's very important that you talk with your husband about how you are feeling before you drift further apart especially about money matters.
Me and my husband, as newly weds, we found this page very interesting. Try to Review the Dinks and maybe it will enlighten you as well.
|What Your Hands Say About You|
You are logical, analytical, and rational. You have good verbal skills.
Idealistic and dreamy, you tend toward the impractical. You have a knack for getting yourself in sticky situations.
Consistent and reliable, you like to count on structure and routine in your life.
Your emotions tend to be well though out. You're willing to wait out a bad situation, and you're never too quick to act.
What is insomnia?
Insomnia is too little or poor-quality sleep caused by one or more of the following:
1. Trouble falling asleep
2. Waking up a lot during the night with trouble returning to sleep
3. Waking up too early in the morning
4.Having un-refreshing sleep (not feeling well rested), even after sleeping 7 to 8 hours at night
Women are twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men. Some research suggests that certain social factors, such as being unemployed or divorced, are related to poor sleep and increase the risk of insomnia in women. Also, insomnia tends to increase with age.
1. Try to go to sleep at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning. Do not take naps after 3 p.m. Opps, did I read it right? I love to take naps in the afternoon grrr
2. Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol late in the day or at night.
3. Get regular exercise. Exercise during the day--make sure you exercise at least 5 to 6 hours before bedtime.
5. Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool. If light is a problem, try a sleeping mask. If noise is a problem, try earplugs, a fan, or a "white noise" machine to cover up the sounds.
6. Follow a routine to help relax and wind down before sleep, such as reading a book, listening to music, or taking a bath.
7. If you can't fall asleep within 20 minutes or don't feel drowsy, get up and read or do something that is not too active until you feel sleepy. Then try going back to bed.
8. If you lay awake worrying about things, try making a to-do list before you go to bed.
9. Use your bed only for sleep and sex. Oppppps, hehehe no comment...For Adults only Here!!!
Thursday, 9 August 2007
London is the capital city of England and United Kingdom. London is today one of the world's leading business, financial and cultural centres, entertainment, media, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the major global cities. No wonder why there are so many people who'd love to visit there. And why not? I, myself, is very much intrigued to see and to visit UK. I've heard that London is a major tourist destination in UK. There are an astounding 30,000 shops in London – as well as hundreds of street markets – so it's no surprise that people from all over the world flock there. And it's no surprise that hotels there are fully booked during summer especially at the months of July and August. Some of the London Hotels you'll find are Four Seasons Hotel London and Durley House Hotel London. What's the famous place to visit in London? It is the Underground Rail system is the world's oldest (1863), most extensive (253mi, 407km), and most travelled (785 million journeys a year). It is also the most unreliable, with breakdowns, on average, every sixteen minutes.