Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Assorted shape Pasta




Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Gifts


Done with my gifts and i'm ready for tomorrow! I'm sure all my niece and nephews will enjoy these items and i'm very excited to see them!
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Monday, December 21, 2009

I am a Star in YooStar

There were only four days left before the much awaited holiday of the year – Christmas! I am really having a hard time completing my Christmas gift list. I have a friend but I do not know what to buy for him. He is such a movie addict and he is a big fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Hanks. That is why he never missed any of their movies. From the Terminator movie series, Forest Gump, Da Vinci Code, and more, name it! He has it all. He used to collect DVD’s, limited edition items, Collector’s item and a whole lot more. That is why I’m really having a hard time to think of something to buy for him this Christmas. Luckily, I found Yoostar! It is a system that will allow you to include, input or insert yourself in any of your favorite movies. Yoostar is a one-of-a –kind tool that is very ideal for all movie lovers like my friend. This is perfect gift too for my friend. He can now insert himself in all his favorite movies together with his favorite stars. It would be fun to see him in The Terminator with Arnold Schwarzenegger or joining the adventures of Forest Gump who is portrayed by Tom Hanks. I think I should buy a Yoostar for my own too! You can check how Yoostar works by viewing it in some Youtube Videos.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fatty Foods


Avoid fatty foods
This is the great way to lessen the risk of Hypertension which may lead to heart attack and stroke. You have to balance your diet and eat veggies instead!


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Trip to Panama

One of my dreams is to travel and one of the country that i love to visit would be Panama. I have my realtives there so i guess it would be more exciting if i meet them personally. However, i am afraid that my budget will not be enough to support all the possible expences once i get there. Good thing, i found "Short rent apartments in Panama" or "Rentas Cortas de Apartamentos en Panama" in Spanish that offers a great packages for their apartments which are very affordable and accomodating. Apartamentos Vacacionales is the largest rental company in Panama and they are known for the hospitality they offered for their customers. I am so exciting for this trip and i guess i have to inform my relatives that i will be there soon. By the way if you are willing to know more about Panama and their Private Apartments, simply visit them at http://www.rentascortaspanama.com and see what the site has to offer for you!

Shot with the Butterlies


This photo was taken last Tuesday. The walls are designed with this big butterflies ehich is cute and perfect place for picture taking.

Private Apartments

I considered Panama as one of the greatest country to visit in Central America along Guatemala and Costa Rica. It is the largest and the fastest growing economy in Central America. Panama has a tropical climate which is very close to what climate we have here in the Philippines. So for those who want to taste a tropical sensation offered by this country, then pack all your things up, book a flight and have a trip to Panama. Of course, your trip will not be completed without a very accomodating place to stay. Apartamentos vacacionales en Panama or simply "Private Apartments in Panama" would be a great suggestion for those travelers who want to visit Panama. Apartamentos Vacacionales is the largest rental company in Panama offering more than 20 apartments. This is very ideal forthose whose planning to have a trip in Panama. For more information, just drop by at http://www.apartamentosvacacionalespanama.com/ and see what the site has to offer for you! Have a great trip!

The Law of Ying Yang

Do you know how to handle your relationship with your partner? How will you make it last longer or much bettr if i say "forever?" If you really love your partner, you will do anything just to make your relationdhip much stronger. However, you must be aware that in every relationship, there should be a balance between you and your partner. You must be aware that not everything will go under your plans. In every relationship, there's love and there's pain; there's hapiness and sadness. This is what we called The Law of Ying Yang which states that there's always an opposite side on everything. This is one out of the 10 Most Important Relationship Laws written by Arina in her blog. Find out the rest of the most important relationship laws by visiting her in her blog at http://www.arinanikitina.com/10-most-important-relationship-laws.html

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Photo Hunt

I took these photos yesterday. The clouds are really dark and you can feel the shivering cold because of the winter breeze.




Friday, November 27, 2009

Bitter Melon cooked with Eggs


This yummy and very nutritious recipe is from my mom. She serve this to us last Sunday. Ampalaya or bitter gourd is very much advisable to diabetic people. Ampalaya or Bitter melon is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, widely grown for edible fruit, which is among the most bitter of all vegetables.
Bitter melons are seldom mixed with other vegetables due to the strong bitter taste, although this can be moderated to some extent by salting and then washing the cut melon before use.
A traditional way to cook bitter melon curry is to peel off the skin and cut into thin slices. It is salted and exposed to direct sunlight for few hours to reduce its bitterness. After a few hours, its salty, bitter water is reduced by squeezing out the excess by hand. Then it's rinsed with water a few times. Then fried in cooking oil, with onions also fried in another pan.

Here's the Recipe
1-1/2 cups ampalaya, sliced thin crosswise
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 cup tomatoes, sliced
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons shortening
1/4 cup onion, minced
1/4 cup water
Salt to taste

How to cook Ampalaya(bitter melon)With Eggs:

  • Sauté garlic and onion in 2 tablespoons of shortening or oil. Add tomatoes and water, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add sliced ampalaya, cover and cook for 3 more minutes. Season with salt.

  • Add the beaten eggs spreading all over the vegetables. Cook over slow heat until the eggs are slightly firm. Add an extra 2 tablespoons of oil if necessary to keep the eggs from sticking.

  • Avoid stirring the vegetables as it squeezes more of the bitter flavor of the vegetables and makes the dish unpalatable. Yield: 4 servings.



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Link From Blog

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Eyeglasses

I love wearing eyeglasses. I prefer wearing them no matter how bulky they are than wearing contact lenses. Contact lenses are too risky and the improper way of using them may lead to some eye health problems like vision impairment or poor eyesight. I love wearing transparent eyeglasses because i'm not so comfortable with shaded glasses. Nowadays, these eyeglasses serve not just for eye protection but also as a fashion statement.
I usually match up my glasses with the clothes that i'm wearing. I feel more decent if i am wearing these glasses but ofcourse i hate to wear eyeglasses which are too bulky for i may look nerd or weirdo.

Legitimate Surveys

There are many ways to moivetize your blog. We have what we called "CPC" or Cost per Click. In "CPC" system, you will have to place the ads or banner in your blog or website in which Advertiser will pay you base on the number of clicks performed by your readers or visitors. There are some Affiliate marketing that requires you to sign up or to register an account for their website. There are some online advertising company that hires freelance writers or web content writers to write contents for their website. However, there are also several Online advertising Company that hire bloggers to create sponsored reviews in which advertiser will pay you for your articles. The worth of Each Sponsored reviews vary depends upon the number of words or links to be included in your post.
But if you want an easy way to earn money without taking so much of your time by reviewing products, then you must try joining some online paid surveys. And if you are looking for a site that offer this kind of system, then you must go and visit LinkFromBlog.com as they offer legitimate online paid surveys.

Monday, November 23, 2009

All I want For Christmas

I just want to share you this christmas song entitled "All I want For Christmas" which is sang by Mariah Carey. Advance Merry Christmas Everyone!



Lyrics | Mariah Carey lyrics - All I Want For Christmas lyrics

The Three Biggest Investments that All Wealthy People Make

Nowadays, most businesses are under the state of bankruptcy and that is because of the Global financial crisis that we are experiencing right now. But have you ever asked yourself why some wealthy people are able to survive from this financial crisis? I, myself is also asking why and how. But these questions are being answered after i have read Arina's Self Help Blog anf her wonderful article about The Three Biggest Investments that All Wealthy People Make. The article discusses everything and why wealthy people are able to maintain their wealth despite of many economic trouble. I have read that most of them are investing their money for their future rather than spending it. If we all just have this kind of principle, i'm sure no one will suffer from bankruptcy, no one will be drowned to poverty and the world will have a stable and financial equity!

10/10 Quality Score

I've been in blogging for more than two years and i never expect that i will learn such thing as blog advertising. I really learned a lot from blogging and just like last night, i discover another interesting stuffs to help my blog to generate more traffic and to increase pagrank. Good thing i discover Adwords and the how it can help me and my site. However, i found this Adwords quite complicated and very hard to understand especailly on how to get a good quality score. Good thing, i found some Adwords Guide at http://www.1010adwordsqualityscore.com and discover how to get a good 10/10 adwords quality score! You better check it out too!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hamen Eggen Chiz

Good day guys!


I just want to share you this funny picture taken from my friends profile in facebook. I can't do nothing but to laugh as i saw this picture. The picture shows "Filipinoism" in an exagerated form. (LOLZ).
These are what they should in english
"Putlong" - Foot Long
"Hamburjer" - Hamburger
"Chiz Burjer" - Cheese Burger
"Hamen Chiz" - Ham and Cheese
"Hamen Egg" - Ham and Egg
"Hamen Eggen Chiz" (Lolz) - Ham and Egg and Cheese
"Burjer w/ Egg" - Burger With Egg
"Burjer w/ Eggen Chiz" - Burger With Egg and Cheese
"Dobol Patties" - Double patties
"Egg Sandwits w/ Chiz" - Egg Sandwich with Cheese

hehe... thanks fro dropping by and have a great day!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Metal Garden Shed

My mom loves gardening and she really exert efforts to grow those lovely ornamental plants in our yard. Aside from her colorful ornamental plants, she also have some useful plants that she mostly used for some of her favorite recipes. She also have some medicinal plants and herbs which is very useful. She also hired some garden designers before to help her organized her garden. She even bought books that shares some useful gardening tips and proper tools and equipements to be used for some gardening procedures.

Speaking of Tools and equipments, I've noticed that my mom is having a hard time thinking of where to place those heavy gardening tools and equipments. Currently she's placing everything in my dad's garage which really took a lot of space in our garage. Good thing i discovered www.asgardsss.co.uk, it is a site that caters storage products like metal sheds. This metal garden shed will be such a big help for my mom. She can now put everything into one place!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fat- Fighting Food

I have read this over Yahoo! It's the "8 fat fighting Foods" Well let see if this 8 fat fighting foods really work in digesting fats.
  • Almonds - it was said that Dieters who ate 3 ounces of these nuts every day reduced their weight and body-mass index. Now here's my problem, I only get chance to eat almonds when i buy Hershey's Kisses^^Sad to say Chocolates and other sweet delicacies build up fats!
  • Berries - Vitamin C–loaded fruit such as strawberries and raspberries can help you sizzle up to 30 percent more fat during exercise. Berries are really hard to find in my country unless i went to Baguio and buy some packs of it!
  • Cinnamon - his spice could make your waistline nice. I hate the taste of Cinnamon so i guess i can't take it!
  • Mustard - The spice that gives mustard its color, turmeric, may slow the growth of fat tissues. Did you say Mustard? I prefer Custard ! its color Yellow too right?
  • Orange - Prevent pound creep with this citrus star: It contains fat-torching compounds called flavones. Among all the foods that was being mentioned , this is the only fruits i ate the most!
  • Soy Beans - These green gems are rich in choline, a compound that blocks fat absorption and breaks down fatty deposits. Add ½ cup edamame to a salad. I love soybeans, here in Philippines we have what we called "taho". It is a sweet soya drink made out of soya beans of course!
  • Sweet potato - hey’re high in fiber, which means no drastic insulin jumps and thus less fat packed onto your hips. I love Sweet potato! My mom usually include this to some of her recipes!
  • Swiss Cheese - Calcium-rich foods reduce fat-producing enzymes and increase fat breakdown. Okay! we only serve Swiss Cheese during Christmas eve!
Referrence: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/8-fat-fighting-foods-533949/

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Free Article Submission Service

I’ve been blogging for almost two years and within those years, I can say that I really learned a lot. Honestly, I never thought that I would learn such things like ”layout or template editing”, editing HTML, and a whole lot more in which I thought, at first, can be done only by Techie a person! If there’s one thing that I found really interesting is about Web traffic and Page Rank. At First, I found them very complicated until a friend explained everything to me!
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PubArticles also offer Free advertising and will publish your article online in an instant!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Music Video of Noynoy

I know that most of find political advertisements on TV quite annoying especially now that the Election 2010 is getting nearer and nearer. But among all the political advertisements, NoyNoy Aquino's Commercial is one of the best knowing that almost all the biggest celebrities from two giant tv satations are united in one advertisemet aiming fro Noynoy's candidacy for the 2010 presidential election. The celebrities involve in the said commercial are; Kris Aquino, Boy Abunda, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Marian Rivera, Ding Dong Dantes, Mariel Rodriguez, Bea Alonzo, Anne Curtiz and more!
Here's the Commercial

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Please get well soon Lola


My Grandma was diagnosed to have a Liver Cancer. I grew up with my Lola (a tagalog term for Grandmother) and i spent most of my time with her since both of my parents are working. I know God has a reason for everything and i am giving all my faith to him. May my lola will live longer and her illness will be cured. Currently she is undergoing series of medication. Her disease affected most of her organs like lungs, eyes and heart. Please pray for my Lola and for her immidiate recovery.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

PHOTO HUNT

PHOTO HUNT


I've done this using Adobe Photoshop CS!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Marge Simpson as a new Playboy Cover Girl

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This is the first time that Playboy Magazine has given a spot to a cartoon character. Marge Simpson posed barely nude to this newest Playboy Magazine cover. And the magazine is giving the star of "The Simpsons" the star treatment, complete with a data sheet, an interview and a 2-page centerfold.
The magazine also hopes to turn the November issue into a collectors' item by featuring Marge, sitting on a chair in the shape of the iconic Playboy bunny, on the cover of only the magazines sold in newsstands. Subscribers get a more traditional model on the cover.
This is a great opportunity for all the Simpsons fan

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bay Walk


This is my Cousin (left) and my brother (right). This is taken at the Bay Wla as we all decided to go out and spend some tme to relax.

Download Videos from YouTube

I am an old school music lover. I love Motown music especially those songs that were sang by different Motown Legends like Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, and more. I buy CD’s and play it in my cassette almost everyday. However, I still want to see their music video. For me, you can deeply appreciate an artist’s music if you were able to see how they performed it and how they deliver and give justice to the song through their music videos.
However, these classic music videos are really hard to find. That is why I’m very thankful that there are sites where I can Download YouTube Videos from my favorite artists. If you are looking for the best online video downloader, then Voydo is the perfect place for you! Voydo is an oline video downloader and an online video converter too! From now on I will never have a hard time looking for those videos from my favorite Motown artists. If you are interested, visit Voydo at www.voydo.com and start to download videos from youtube in no time!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Photo Hunt # 2


I just took a picture of this floral scented candle displayed in my mom's room. The Aromastic scent filled up my mom's room. It was very refreshing.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Old Sewing Machine


This is our old sewing machine, my mom used to sew our clothes before. She she's really busy after she had her business, this sewing machine are kept and stored in our stock room!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Gold and Pearl Earrings

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Jewelries are like cars, they are expensive but truly worth it. Most people are using them as a fashion statement. They are matching it up with their gowns and elegant dresses. If I was given a chance to buy something for my mom, I would like to give her a pair of gold and pearl earrings. Pearls symbolize elegance and beauty while gold, according to a Chinese friend, gives you wealth so I think I would be perfect for her. It’s been a long time since my Dad bought her jewelry so I think it’s about time to give her a new one. Luckily, i found OrientalPearls.net where in i can find a perfect gift for my mom.I’m sure she would love it. But I was just wondering what would be the best jewelry to buy for her, would it be made of gold or pearl?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My first ever Cellphone


This is my Nokia 1200, it is my first ever cellular phone i bought for my self from my daily school allowance. I'm really proud of it so im still keeping it even though i already have a new one. See! it is working still. I like it because it is very durable, i remember how many times it fells badly on the floor which does'nt cause any damage. How about you? Do you still keep your first ever cell phone? Share us your story too!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Second Blogoversary!

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I'am so proud for my self for reaching 2 consecutive years in blogging. Yup! I've been into blogging for exactly two years! My very first blog is my "Top Five" which is formerly called "Bluedreamer's Paradise".
After few months, i've created another 2 blogs; Pinoy Alphabet and Scene to Remember, both of them are sticking only into one theme Pinoy Alphabet will let you know everything about Filipino in an alphabet way while Scene To Remember is all about inspiring movies.

One month after, i created a very unusual blog which i called "World of Creeps" that features horror/ suspense movies. From Chucky of Child's Play to Freddie Krueger of Nightmare in Elm Street"

While facebook is not that popular in the Philippines, i used to become active with my Friendster Blog which was entitled "Bluedreamer's Confession". This blog was intended to encourage my friends into blogging.

The time that Tags, Memes and Blog Awards are very popular, i decided to create a blog all for them. I called it "All for Tags, Tags for All"

But After few months "All for Tags, Tags for All" changed its title to "Just an Avid Fan". The main theme of the blog featured celebrities that i am a big fan of.

Few months after, i decided to create "Entablado", a blog written in my own language and it is my very own novel made out of 20 chapters.

After a year, major changes had been made to my blogs.
"Pinoy Alphabet" change its theme to Philippines' current news and events and later change its title to "Philippine TV Marathon"
While Scene To Remember was changed to "Song To Remember". The main theme changed from Movies to everything about Music.

I decided to delete my Just an Avid Fan because of a very low popularity.

I created a blog for all my Interesting Blog Awardees and named it as "Breaking the Boundaries"

My "Entablado" got major changes. The Title was changed to "Super Blog", a blog about super heroes.

few months later, i created a blog that will serve as my personal diary entitled "Simply Blue"

I decided to create a new blog entitled "Tv Marathon" as an extension of my "Philippine Tv Marathon"
"Philippine Tv Marathon" changed its title to "Online Journey" and the theme was change from Tv and movie reviews to Book, games, and gadget reviews.

My "Top Five" remained on its own theme while "Breaking the Boundaries" start sharing inspiring articles and stories.

I also made my "Positive Thinker" blog to teach some ways towards positive thinking.

I gave my "Simply Blue"blog to my younger sister and change its title to "Our Little Corners"

I created "Blog Idol", a Blog for my Blog Idol Competition and served as an official page for all my blog idol participants

Recently, i got three new websites with an owned domain. (not under blogspot)
Blue Dreamer is a site that give focus to Health, Home, Fashion and Living
Feed Your Mind is all about Foods, Drinks, Health and more
while My Adventures is all about my personal interest including my articles and more.

I also created "The Comic Series" blog, my first ever Web Comic

My "world of creeps" changed its title to "Just Buzzing" and transported all my creeps to "World Of creeps 2"

Oh i have a new site entitled "My daily Newsstand" too
whew, so that is my blogging history
Happy Second Blogoversary to me!! cheers

Monday, August 31, 2009

Starstruck is back

GMA will be bringing back one their reality search on tv
Starstuck
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Starstruck is the number one reality artista seach on tv and im so excited to see new faces on this upcoming reality show

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dining in at the Country Style


Yesterday, after we have watched GI.JOE, which is very impressive, i decided to treat my friends and buy them some doughnuts from the "Country Style". We enjoyed watching movies and spent more than 2 hours sitting so i think we deserve this delightful price. Oh how i love their Tripple Choco Boom as i matched it with their brewed hazel nut-Flavored Coffee. I bought another dozen with assorted flavors for my mom and my siblings. I think i found a new hang out place at Country Style.
By the way, ill make sure to try their Wrap-a-ham and Wrap-a-dog sandwiches. I think it is perfect to match with their Pasta dishes.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cory Aquino Day Proposal

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Senator Mar Roxas filed a resolution declaring January 25 , the date of birth of former President Corazon Aquino, as " Cory Aquino Day"
President Cory who passed away on August 1, deserves to be honored yearly for her crucial role in the revival of democracy in our country. According to the senator, everyone should look up to Cory as a symbol of he fight against corruption.
Former President has demonstrated in the clearest terms that steep moral values and strength character are what our nation need in times of unabated corruption and political and social decay.
During her Administration, Corazon Aquino , endearingly called as "tita Cory" by the people, took on the mission to run after the riches stolen from the nation during Martial Law years!
The House of Representative were also expected to pass a similar resolution!
Well, i think President Cory deserves it!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A farewell to Cory



Losing a Former President is not easy to accept especially if she've done something for you and for your country. I was a bit surprised as i heard that Former President Corazon Aquino died. She marked out a History for being the first woman president of the country and she's very notable for her deeds in the first People Power Revolution.
The former president died at 76. She was diagnosed to have Colon Cancer and the main reason of her death.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Learning Process of Kids

Children cannot develop in an optimum manner unless their physical needs are met like providing them with prore nutrtion, clean air and secure environment. Apart from these needs, the child must be surrounded by adults who are caring and available to help them meet these basic needs. Children also need a learning environment that will encourage them to explore and experience the world. The world is the child's source of knowledge and classroom is now the only place wherein a child will discover new learnings.
Every child is naturally inquisitive. When the child is curious, he investigates he is own little world. You give him ball, he squeezes, bounces and smells it.In the process of carefully studying the ball, he discovers answer to questions about the ball.For Children the learning process is important than the final product.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Do You Care?

Why not? Why? There are so many things that happen, and so many facts ... but really, how much of all this affects you or that you can affect?

dNeero is going to add "Do You Care?" conversations to it's already successful "SpitzTunes" series. We'll look at the news from many sources ... if you have a favorite online source, please let us know.

We'll always end with the question "What do you care about most right now?"

Friday, June 26, 2009

Endurance Athletes

Endurance training and racing requires quite a commitment from athletes ... the commitment is for time and money ... they put up with pain, they eat for the event and buy supplements that cost a bundle ... their equipment is specialized to their events (shoes, high performance clothing, bikes, skis, wet suit, heart monitor, exercise equipment, etc., etc.) Some of the athletes are in the professional ranks, but most are age-groupers. Why do the age-groupers do it?