November 28, 2008

Tips On Hair Loss

From the start, I was always vocal with my hair problem. Aside from its dry and brittle strands, I am suffering from hair loss and it is so frustrating to see my hair go off every day.

Lots of people have offered me suggestions and tips and so far they are all great. But as I was browsing through the internet, I found a wonderful website that displays more than a handful of information about this awful hair problem. I was even enlightened with the tips they provided to avoid hair loss, which are as follows:

  • frequent aerobic exercise
  • avoid being stressed out physically and psychologically
  • drink lots of water
  • consume healthy and balanced meals
  • slow down on cholesterol intake
  • use sulfate-free shampoos
  • when using conditioners, apply directly on hair and not on scalp
  • use cold water to rinse hair
  • use wide-toothed comb on wet hair

Great tips huh? Well, they also have a variety of reviews on Hair Loss Products that supplied me the ideas on which products or treatments to choose. These products were even ranked accordingly and so the readers will never have a hard time figuring them out.

Watched Twilight

I watched Twilight today and it was such superb! It's been more than 4 hours since I went out the theater but I still have not recovered from the mania yet! I instantly fell in love with the main characters - - Edward and Bella. I haven't read the book yet and now I am intending to do so (the problem is, I do not know where to look for the book).

The actors were also great, and in fairness, Kristen Stewart is really pretty. Watching her face was not a bore at all. And Robert Pattinson, well what can I say? I usually do not go for his kind of look, but he was a total hunk in the movie! It is not difficult to fall in love with him. I guess they have great chemistry together and they really made me giggle with matching goosebumps watching their romantic scenes.

Talking about their scenes together, my favorite was when they started to go to school together and the other kids at school were awed by their sight. I just found it really sweet and brought me back in time, haha! Have you seen Twilight already? What was your favorite scene?

I am definitely going to watch this again.

Package From U.S.

Yey! My cousin sent me a personal message over at yahoo messenger that he has already sent me the vitamin supplements for the kids and it should arrive here in a matter of two weeks. I was glad that the DHA Junior would soon arrive as I find it helpful for my son's development, especially for his attention focus. I guess this package from my cousin is just in time since my son's check up revealed his being at risk with ADHD.

What made me more excited for the package is the additional items he included in it. He also sent some Dove dark chocolates (yeehah!) for us and other food supplements for my parents. This cousin of mine is quite close to my father since the latter supported him financially in his studies long, long time ago. Well, he sent his regards to my brother and promised to search some American ladies for him, haha! But for the meantime, he is sending a wonderful 5.11 Tactical Pants for him because he believes it would definitely give comfort for my brother for engineering tasks, like this one:

Oh well, I am counting on the days . . . Have a great weekend!

November 27, 2008

A Developmental Pediatrician's Diagnose

I brought my second kid to the developmental pediatrician yesterday because I finally got an appointment. The pediatrician is not from our place and she comes here twice or thrice a year only, so getting to the list of patients for developmental evaluation is not easy.

Well, the moment I have been waiting for finally came and I was quite delighted that my son would be the first one to be examined (that meant I won't have to wait very long). The evaluation went out smoothly and much to my relief, the doctor's diagnosis are as follows:

"Mixed Receptive and Expressive Language Delay, Mild with Heightened Level of Activity, Inattentive and Impulsivity . . . at risk to develop Attention Defitcit Hyperactivity Disorder"

Not that I desired this kind of findings, but I was worried before that my son may have some signs of autism, as what the occupational therapist previously observed.

The doctor listed out some things to do around the house, to control my son's restlessness and impulsivity. Likewise, I have to constantly correct his articulation problem to improve his language and speech skills. She further added to expose my son to lots of familiar objects to enhance his vocabulary.

Whoa! Seems like a tough task for a mom like me. I am afraid ADHD is a lifetime condition, so guidance and support is much needed by my son.

On Airbeds and Mattresses

My kids really loved to jump up and down the mattresses, especially my youngest son. Well, I couldn't blame them because when I was a kid I also used to play around my parents' mattress. Even when I was already in high school, I remembered my father bought us an air bed, to which my siblings and I would play on. We were scolded when he found out that the air bed was damaged.

Maybe that was a lesson learned by my father. If he could only bring back the time, he would have researched for the best air beds first before he got us one. Since there was no internet available long ago, he was not able to get the important online information he needed.

November 24, 2008

Music Monday: Better In Time

This is a new song (well, not really that new, but it is released a little bit recently) by Leona Lewis. I heard this song over at yahoo music launch cast and instantly fell in love with it! The song was a good music piece for a contemporary dance too, and so I could not resist of sharing it here on Music Monday!

I am posting here a Better In Time video, but this time, it is performed by Boyce Avenue. Well, I must say I am one of the copious subscribers of the band over at Youtube and was ecstatic when i found out they have a cover of song!

So if you like their version, you can always watch them at youtube. And if you also like the song, here's the lyrics and sing along with me.


It's been the longest winter without you
I didn't know where to turn to
See somehow I can't forget you
After all that we've been through

Going coming thought I heard a knock
Who's there no one
Thinking that I deserve it
Now I realize that I really didn't know
If you didn't notice you meant everything
Quickly I'm learning to love again
All I know is I'm gon' be ok

Thought I couldn't live without you
It's gonna hurt when it heals too
It'll all get better in time
Even though I really love you
I'm gonna smile cause I deserve to
It'll all get better in time

I couldn't turn on the TV
Without something there to remind me
Was it all that easy
To just put aside your feelings

If I'm dreaming don't wanna laugh
Hurt my feelings but that's the past
I believe it
And I know that time will heal it
If you didn't notice boy you meant everything
Quickly I'm learning to love again
All I know is I'm gon' be ok

Thought I couldn't live without you
It's gonna hurt when it heals too
It'll all get better in time
Even though I really love you
I'm gonna smile cause I deserve to
It'll all get better in time

Since there's no more you and me
It's time I let you go
So I can be free
And live my life how it should be
No matter how hard it is I'll be fine without you
Yes I will

[Chorus: x2]
Thought I couldn't live without you
It's gonna hurt when it heals too
It'll all get better in time
Even though I really love you
I'm gonna smile cause I deserve to
It'll all get better in time

Enjoy the rest of the week guys!

Our Bachelor's Pad

We had a 6-doors pad for rent just beside our house. Since our lot still has an extra space, my parents thought it would be best to put up a bachelor's pad. In that way, extra income for extra expenses would be derived. It is amazing how pads or even apartments earn considerably nowadays, and lucky for my parents they never ran out of tenants - - well, until now.

One tenant moved out few days back. She lived at door number 5 and was a government employee. All I knew about her was that she was married and that her husband was working out of the country. The reason she moved out of our pad (and practically resigned from her job) was because she will join her husband at Washington DC.

I always feel envious of people going to other places for good, and happy for them at the same time. Knowing that this tenant of ours is off to a great place like Wahington DC, I bet my whole life that they will have the best of everything, including cars. Wonder if they will be going to buy a car there, particularly a Mercedes over at New Mercedes DC . I guess they would, as life in the States is pleasant.

Wishing her good luck in her new environment.

November 23, 2008

Car Connection

Just when will I ever know how to drive? I really wanted to learn and enroll for a driving class but my schedule wouldn't let me. I know I should give this some amount of priority but I guess there are just some things that hinders me.

Last month, I tried to drive our car, but unfortunately I hit our gate. At that moment I was so nervous that my father would scold me for it. Anyway, he understood the situation and since the car was already old, it was not really a bother for him. He even encouraged me to practice more so that by the time he gets a new car, I could drive it with utmost confidence.

Hmmm... at his mention of buying a new car, I got excited and browsed the net for great car models. The browsing turned out to be enjoyable as there are indeed many new models to choose from. I was ecstatic as I saw those sedans and two door cars at because they are my dream cars eversince. See the car below? For me, it is just perfect!

Hubby joined me in browsing through and really liked the SUVs just like the one below because it is best for us and the kids.

Well, as we go over the reviews made by experts, it is really hard to choose which one would suit best for the family. Anyway, I have a year to practice driving before my father would venture to another car purchase, yay!

It's not bad to dream big and who knows, by God's blessing we could have one of these sooner than we thought because anything is possible.

November 22, 2008


A very big thanks to Mariuca, who now has a new domain, for this tag. I really had fun doing this, while learning again the letters of the alphabet.

A. Attached or single? Very attached.

B. Best friend? I am still counting . . .

C. Cake or pie? Cake!!! . . . and pie. Haha!

D. Day of choice? Yeah, Fridays!

E. Essential item? My cellphone and laptop.

F. Favorite color? Blue, green and brown.

G. Gummy bears or worms? gummy bears. . .

H. Hometown? Butuan City

I. Favorite indulgence? Mango Banana Crepe and Blueberry Cheesecake

J. January or July? Uhm. . . which one do I like? Maybe January because it's my daughter's birth month.

K. Kids? Yes, got three namely Nikki, Nikkos and CJ!

L. Life isn’t complete without? My family, of course!

M. Marriage date? 08-04-01

N. Number of magazine subscriptions? None.

O. Oranges or apples? Both.

P. Phobias? Cockroach and snakes.

Q. Quotes? "I'd rather be with the one I love than with the one who loves me" Haha...this is not exactly a favorite quote, but I just find this recently and thought it was cute.

R. Reasons to smile? My family and all the blessings that comes my way.

S. Season of choice? Spring and fall, I guess.

T. Tag 5 people. Hey calling Jhelea, Honey,
Bena, Rosilie, Badet and Pastilan! Passing this wonderful taggie unto you people.

U. Unknown fact about me? Secret.

V. Vegetable? Bitter gourd.

W. Worst habit? Procrastination

X. X-ray or ultrasound? Ultrasound

Y. Your favorite foods? Chinese food, yum..yum..yum!! And of course Filipino dishes, hehe.

Z. Zodiac sign? Libra

Have a great weekend guys and enjoy!

November 20, 2008


A treadmill is still a popular exercise machine. It could not be denied that lots of people are using this equipment, whether at home or in the gym. This equipment is a great tool for weight loss and getting in shape.

Treadmills are not just something you can buy out of your pocket, so they require a lot of thinking before you purchase them. Well, information about these equipments can already be viewed online, like the So with some few clicks on your mouse, every detail you want to know about treadmills are right before you.

Diether Moves To GMA 7

I was very dismayed with this sad news for two reasons. First, I am a true blue Kapamilya therefore I will miss seeing this handsome face again. Oh well, I will just have to rely on website pics, tabloids, magazines and youtube videos then, just in case I want to see him.

Secondly, I will miss his tandem with Kristine! I am a big Diettin fan to begin with, and until this very moment, I am still hoping they would be reunited again on television or on the big screen. Sigh, I guess that won't happen anymore since they are no longer in the same network.

There's nothing more I can say for Diet but good luck on this big switch. Mwah!

New Jersey Homes

I had a great chat with some of the fellow guests who were invited during the birthday lunch last Tuesday. Since the celebrant was a retired official of our office, most of the guests were retired employees too.

It is amazing to hear that they are having a great time as retirees. They worry about nothing, since all their children have their own families and lives. They receive their monthly pensions intact and one of them plans to follow her daughter to New Jersey. The daughter has married a Filipino, but of American citizenship and right now they are undergoing the necessary processes of going to the US. She said they are set to go by December, well hopefully.

Her daughter is very much excited to join her husband and has many plans as she is going to settle to a new place, New Jersey that is. Of course, they will be getting a house, so she checked on the Real Estate New Jersey website for some information about the place. She was stunned to find out that lots of houses are for sale and some are just affordable. She enjoyed browsing through the many pictures and but got confused which one to pick because she find them very beautiful. Well, she will let her husband go over her picks and ask for opinion.

Anyways, it is such a pleasant story to hear about people going to the States.

November 19, 2008

Weight Loss Competiton For Fat Pets

This news tickled my funny bone, but I really find it cute.

Eight of the fattest pets in Great Britain joined on a 100-day diet and fitness regime for their conquest to the Pet Fit Club Championship. The contestants, composed of seven dogs and a cat, were all more than 30% overweight and have a combined total weight of 421 pounds. They were carefully picked by the organizers of the contest, the veterinary charity PDSA. They will undergo diet and fitness programs, in order to achieve their ideal weights, which means they have to lose at least 163 pounds total. Ohh, the cat on the right surely is such a stuffed toy, but really needs to shed some pounds, tsk...tsk...tsk.

The winner will be determined by identifying who lost the biggest percentage of weight.

Well, good luck to these pets, just as I am saying good luck to myself on my weight loss endeavors.

photo from PDSA

Color Your Hair

One of my office mates had her hair colored and we were having fun teasing her. Actually, it really looked good on her, which made us think she must be in love! Since I find her looking good with hair coloring, I also thought to doing it on my hair to get rid of the 'white' ones. I am inheriting this unpleasant white hairs from my ancestors and it is really annoying me.

I am overly excited to undergo hair color, maybe hair highlights would be a great idea too! Oh well, guess I have to gather some hair color ideas first so that I would really know what to do with my hair. It is just timely too since we are having a new Regional Director and we are going to have a welcome party for him on December 2, haha! I should have my hair done before that day then.

I would love to have this color, just enough to cover all those white hairs I have and look stylish at the same time. But I am open to other suggestions as well (as if!), as the case may be.

So how is one's hair being colored? Here's a video to show us how.

Hair Color

Hair Cut | Hair Color Highlights

Interested with the video? You can have them for only $59.95 by calling 1-800-414-2434 or visiting

My Oatmeal Diet

I was planning to have a diet that will be purely oatmeal for this whole week to see if I could really lose weight. I will not be eating rice this time, and avoid the oily and fatty foods. I was not really fond of oatmeal before, but since they have produced new flavors, I find them tasty already even my kids love them especially the banana-honey flavor.

I started this activity last Monday and so far, so good - - until yesterday's lunch.

I was invited for a birthday lunch and boy, I realized how much I missed the real meal after only a day of deprivation! I ate up with all gusto ( I can't help it, the food was overflowing...), leaving me so full I could hardly move.

Anyway, all the overeating I made during lunch was also put to good use since I did not felt hungry in the evening, hence I only drank plenty of water. Haha, my bad!

November 17, 2008

Music Monday: All I Want For Christmas Is You

Yey, today is Music Monday again. For this week's MM, I would like to share the Christmas song by Mariah Carey called the "All I Want For Christmas Is You". i simply loved this song because its melody is very jolly and I could really feel that it is Christmas. It made me more excited about the coming Holidays!

Enjoy the song and the video guys!

And the lyrics!

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There's just one thing I need
I don't care about presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true...
All I want for Christmas
Is you...

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I don't need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won't make me happy
With a toy on Christmas day
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you...
You baby

I won't ask for much this Christmas
I won't even wish for snow
I'm just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe
I won't make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won't even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeer click
'Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do
Baby all I want for Christmas is you

All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children's
Laughter fills the air
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won't you bring me the one I really need
Won't you please bring my baby to me

Oh I don't want a lot for Christmas
This is all I'm asking for
I just want to see baby
Standing right outside my door
Oh I just want him for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is

All I want for Christmas is you baby


Most of my friends often tell me how they like my legs. They said they are flawless in the sense that they don't have hair. I never bother to wear stockings anymore everytime we get to wear short skirts or the like, because I am confident there is nothing to hide and worry about.

Ooppps, this post is not about to brag about my legs. I am just thankful that I am blessed in that physical aspect (but not entirely, they are a bit plump since I am a chubby person). There are other parts of my body which I am not very happy about, and that includes my underarms.

Aside from its (a little bit) dark color, I am annoyed with the hair that grows in it. Many have already suggested that I undergo permanent hair removal but I was apprehensive at first. I hate it every time I shave because they seem to grow rapidly and before i knew it, I have to shave again. I realized I have to heed on their suggestion and so I browsed through the web to learn more about hair removal. I admit this is something new to me and that I have to think about it a lot of times, but as soon as learn about the laser hair removal, well maybe I should give it a shot.

Here's a sample video on how it is like to undergo hair removal:

Laser Hair Removal Video

Hair Removal Videos | Medical Skin Care Video

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November 16, 2008

Trouble Caused By Dengue

I have mentioned in one of my previous posts that my brother in law got sick with dengue two weeks ago. He got confined in the hospital for about 10 days. He is my hubby's youngest brother and so, as their eldest, he was the one who got busy in looking for blood donors and processing of the hospital documents.

I realize that undergoing blood donation requires a large sum of money. In my brother in law's case, he was required to ready at least 5 bags of blood, hence, from 5 blood donors. Each donor is asked to pay for Php2,400 or more ($50), for the blood and physical tests if they are qualified to do such donations. See how troublesome this dengue fever is? That alone is already a whopping Php12,000 out from the pocket. Of course there are other laboratory examinations and medical activities being performed which made the hospital bill reached a huge sum of Php70,000 ($1,450). Whew! My brother in law was so worried, but nevertheless he got the idea of availing some payday loans so he could clear up the bill. Hubby also offered to help a bit and that lightened him up.

There is one thing though that made a positive effect on him after this dengue phenomenon. He lost weight (since he was a bit flabby before). Haha!

November 15, 2008

Family Get Together

Hubby promised the kids for a swim at the swimming pool but unfortunately, my youngest son's stomach was not cooperative, so we ended up at Jollibee. What made the plan all the more impossible to push through was the bad weather (it was said that another typhoon is coming up and it is signal no. 1 in our place).

Anyways, they all had fun at Jollibee, where they get to play around at the play corner. All the three kids were so overjoyed and I could really sense their enjoyment in everything that they were doing. The disappointments they have felt earlier have been vanished to thin air the moment they entered the food chain.

There was one problem we encountered though, the parking space. Hubby already parked the car several meters away from the diner. Since it was raining hard, it was difficult for us to walk through the pathway from the car to the food chain. The children got a little wet and their bodies are just so sensitive to such forces they might get sick now.

If only this place is like London or Manchester, then there wouldn't be a problem at all because we just have to rent parking spaces and maybe we could be able to park just in front of Jollibee. Hubby was awed when I told him that UK has such online services for parking space rentals, with over 15,000 parking spaces and garages available for rent.

Despite everything, we came home safe and sound.

November 14, 2008

To Shop Or Not To Shop

I have so many things on my list to buy for Christmas. Well, it is not really a long, long list but considering my three kids (with two of which are in school), there are a number of items that need to be bought. Christmas parties could not be avoided in the schools and so I have to buy them new dresses and shoes, gifts for their teachers and classmates (exchanging gifts). Aside from the schools, parties are also held in the offices and our office is no exception to that. Again, this entails new stuffs for me so I will look good, geeez.

To add, there's a wedding coming up and hubby is the best man! That means a new wardrobe for him. Both the bride and groom to be are his office mates. In fact, hubby will sponsor their wedding cake because he has made such promise long ago.

My, I have no idea if I could save up some money to meet those demands on the list. Guess I have to avail some cash advance then so I could buy my kids' stuffs. I really want them to be happy this Christmas and not be left out by their friends and classmates.

Gotta finalize my list then! Have a great weekend.

Letter Puzzle

Hubby and I were having fun with this text message he received from his office mate. It is a puzzle concerning letters wherein we were required to fill in the whole word the letters represent. Well, it made us think hard for the answers and after some few minutes or hours (we haven't noticed eh!), it's all done.

I thought of sharing it here too, for those who are fascinated with letter puzzles. Complete the phrases given:

Example: 24 H in a D
Answer: 24 hours in a day

  1. 7 D a W
  2. 2 W of a B
  3. 9 L of a C
  4. 3 H of a C
  5. 12 M in a Y
  6. 9 M of P
  7. 8 T of an O
  8. 7 D S
  9. 10 Y in a D
  10. 28 D in F
  11. 7 C of the W
  12. 10 C in a M
  13. 366 D in a L Y
  14. 7 W of the W
  15. 6 S of a H
  16. 60 S in a M
  17. 26 L of the A
Try to answer them. It is a great exercise for the brain, haha!

Thinking hard? Well, don't take it seriously and just have fun!

November 13, 2008

I Want To Have A Hair Cut

I have mentioned in my earlier posts how bad my hair is getting nowadays. It has become dry and brittle, aside from the fact that it falls at an ample amount. I planned to do those treatments too and while I am at it, I am also thinking of getting a hair cut. No, not to shy away my unglorious hair but just to give my hair a boost with the latest haircut styles.

While a trip to the hair salon is quite impossible right now due to my schedule, guess I have to orient myself on how to cut hair and browse for great styles that I might apply on mine. Well, there's a DVD on sale that demonstrates the artistry in hair color, hair cuts and styles for women. That is a great guide for me to look into how my hair would be, especially this coming Christmas season, haha! Here's a sample of their DVD video:

Medium Hairstyles

Medium Hair Cuts | Bob Haircut

Are you a hair stylist? Grab this DVD now for only $49.95. To order, call 1-800-414-2434 or visit Great styles for both women and men are in store.

November 12, 2008

New Wardrobe

Hopefully by the end of this month towards the first half of December, I am planning to get some new wardrobe for myself. My office uniforms are no longer pleasant to look at (plus the fact that they were not really stylish in design) and I got one of my slacks burned by the iron. Some of my blouses have gotten old while others were already large on me (geez, did i really lose weight?). I ned to have new clothes for office and maybe that is what I will give myself for Christmas.

So what kind of dresses will I look for? That I am still confused. I am still looking for the right styles for my physique, that is, my large frame. I have always wanted to wear dresses, but I always end up with jeans and tops because at least they cover the bulges of my tummy. But since I have already lost some few pounds, I will now dare to have those whole dresses.

I have already bought two dresses, but I think they are just for casual functions. And so, I am browsing further through the web on dresses that may possibly look good on me. It amazes me so much that there are a lot of clothing in style, but at the same time frustrates me every time I learn that such style will not match my large frame. Oh well, but I found some Women's Coats and there's no doubt that I will look good on them! Now I am being assuming but I am 80% sure that trench coats will give me the favor and they are indeed great for office.


How about you? What style do you have in mind?

What's Your Blood Type?

My mom emailed me something about the personalities behind the blood type. Well, I don't know if they are true or not because I believe each individual has its own set of personalities and not merely dictates of whatever print or form.

Nonetheless, I looked up for the personality traits of my blood type "O" and here they go. . .
You want to be a leader and when you see something you want, you keep striving until you achieve your goal. You are a trend-setter, loyal, passionate, and self-confident. Your weaknesses include vanity and jealousy and a tendency to be too competitive.
Hmm, at some points they may be true - - like my being persistent on what I want and the tendency to over-compete, but I don't find myself to be self-confident and jealous.

For the other blood types, here's the list of your personality traits:

Type A - You like harmony, peace and organization. You work with others, and are sensitive, patient and affectionate. Among your weaknesses are stubbornness and an inability to relax.

Type B - You're a rugged individualist, who's straightforward and likes to do things your own way. Creative and flexible, you adapt easily to any situation. But your insistence on being independent can sometimes go too far and become a weakness.

Type AB - Cool and controlled, you're generally well liked and always put people at ease. You're a natural entertainer who's tactful and fair. But you're standoffish, blunt, and have difficulty making decisions.

What's your blood type? Does it reflect the real you?
photo from sugarcubes

Blog Advertising

Thanks to some blog advertising websites, bloggers like me could get a little more extra income. At least, they get something out of doing what they wanted, which is to write about a lot of things.

I recently signed up with Paying Post and I was grateful that their approval comes in quickly. They also offer a number of opportunities for bloggers to write about at reasonable prices. Well, I am excited to be a part of their circle. The site is so easy to navigate; one can browse on anything with just a few clicks. The opportunities were also categorized accordingly, whether it is available, already reserved, or not available/qualified. A blogger could write about at least three opportunities for a given day and could add up to ten blogs on his or her account. They also have the paying Post Direct, where advertisers could directly tap on you for your writing services. It is really a great venue to enhance your writing skills and at the same time earn money!

Oh by the way, payments are made via Paypal so it is really hassle-free. They also welcome queries and comments via their customer support page. Interested? Why don't you sign up too and get paid to blog.

Treat Hair Loss With Hibiscus

I have previously made a post about hair loss, which has been a big problem of mine. Especially right after shower, I find it frustrating when strands of my hair cling to the comb at a considerable amount.

Anyway, hibiscus is another way to treat hair loss because they have rejuvenating effects for the hair. Hibiscus flowers are locally known as gumamela flowers, which are very common species on some parts of the globe. To treat our hair with hibiscus flowers, here are the following steps:

  • Take 2-3 flowers and crush them.
  • Make a paste by simply adding 3-4 drops of coconut oil.
  • Apply paste directly on scalp and hair. Rinse well after wards.

That's it!

Stopping Termites

A termite is one parasite that is so annoying. They bring damage to our homes, especially our wooden walls and furnitures. There is no denying that every household wants to get rid of them, not temporarily but for good.

So how do we kill these 'home wreckers'? Well, there are a number of ways to kill them, like the fumigation and the borate treatments. All these can be found at and everything you need to know about termites, you will definitely find it there.

See the picture below? Start getting rid of them now.

Marian and Dongdong

No offense to Marian Rivera fans, but I really find her disgusting every time she looks up to Dingdong Dantes with such dreamy eyes. I mean, the guy has a girlfriend and she keeps on chasing after him. She is making the effort to get Dingdong's attention and from what I have heard and read, she usually entices Dong by wiping him a towel and other sorts of stuffs. Whew!

Now that the news has broken that Dingdong and Karylle already parted ways, I really felt sorry for Karylle. She was such an admirable girl, refined and cool. And I truly admired her too for not making a scene despite everything that have happened. And with that, my heart simply goes out to her.

I have no idea if all this fuss about Dingdong and Marian being extra sweet is just part of their promotion for their movie. But this I have to say, it is not pleasant at all. I don't find their tandem enchanting.

Pardon me for ranting about this.

photo from Inquirer

Early Christmas Shopping

Christmas is just a few days away from now and so it is wise to shop as early as now in order to avoid the holiday rush. Of course it could not be avoided that we get excited for the holidays and the thought of getting something for the house is very much appealing.

It is once again the time for celebration, and when we say celebration, it entails food. We all know that we prepare food in the kitchen and what better way to have the yummiest food but to have the most superb kitchen appliances!

So to start off your early Christmas shopping for small kitchen appliances, why not take a look at Sears? They have a wide variety of small kitchen appliances that would definitely suit to your purpose and tastes and they are have Cookware and Bakeware Sale too. Imagine, their basic essential 8-pc roster set dropped to only $4.99 final price after the $10 mail-in rebate! We'd better hurry before this great deal runs out until the 11th.

Hubby would really be pleased with this. He loves to cook so much and with some new kitchen appliances around, it would such be delight to prepare the food, right?


November 11, 2008

Foot Spa

Oh my, I need to have a foot spa again. The last time I had one was still last June, so I guess it is time to get my feet back in shape! I really love the feel of being pampered and having a foot spa is so much of a pamper. Imagine your feet soaked in a hot water and those dead skin cells being rubbed away. They just make my feet so light and refreshed. And the massage, oh it really feels soothing and relaxing, and it takes away the stress and exhaustion, especially after a hard day's work. One more thing, after the spa, I can't stop touching my feet since they feel so soft and smooth.

I missed the spa salon and I have to visit them before this month ends, haha!

Do you love foot spa? Try it now and feel wonderful!

November 10, 2008

Zenni Eyeglasses

Lately I am having a headache every time I stay in front of a computer very long. Since I do a lot of my work in a computer, of course it could not be avoided that my vision would be slowly weakened. I know I have to have this condition checked by a optometrist or ophthalmologist but my hectic schedule won't permit me.

Well, guess I have to get eyeglasses this time then. I have a great feeling that this headache is due to the damage on my eyes brought about by facing too long with the computer. I have nothing to worry about eyeglasses though because Zenni Optical has new items that has just arrived. It should be noted that they sell their items directly to consumers (meaning no middlemen) so they got low prices for frames - - as low as $8 - - and you're off to a great eyesight. They really have a huge selection of frames and as soon as my eye doctor would instruct me to purchase one, I will have to pick the one above, haha! See, I could get stylish and fashionable too, while correcting my vision.

Even The Clark Howard Show recommended their frames. Care for your eyes and take your pick now.

Music Monday

For this week's Music Monday, let me share with you a great song that has become a classic. It is a favorite of mine and I liked the persons who sang it - - Celine Dion and Josh Groban.

Well, here's the lyrics and sing with them. . .

I pray you'll be our eyes, and watch us where we go.
And help us to be wise in times when we don't know
Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way
Lead us to the place, guide us with your grace
To a place where well be safe la luce che tu hai
I pray well find your light
Nel cuore rest
And hold it in our hearts.
A ricordarci che
When stars go out each night,
Eterna stella sei

The light you have
I pray well find your light
Will be in the heart
And hold it in our hearts.
To remember us that
When stars go out each night,
You are eternal star nella mia preghiera
Let this be our prayer
Quanta fede che
When shadows fill our day
How much faith there's
Let this be our prayer
In my prayer
When shadows fill our day lead us to a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so well be safe sognamo un mondo senza pi violenza
Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino
Simbolo di pace, di fratern
We dream a world without violence
A world of justice and faith.
Everyone gives the hand to his neighbours
Symbol of peace, of fraternity la forza che ci
We ask that life be kind
Il desiderio che
And watch us from above
Ognuno trovi amor
We hope each soul will find
Intorno e dentro
Another soul to love
The force his gives us
We ask that life be kind
Is wish that
And watch us from above
Everyone finds love
We hope each soul will find
Around and inside
Another soul to love let this be our prayer
Let this be our prayer, just like every child need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so well be safe
Need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so well be safe la fede che
Hai acceso in noi,
Sento che ci salv
It's the faith
You light in us
I feel it will save us

The Weekend

The weekend was a bit way off pleasant. Aside from the bad weather (it was raining so hard, coupled with strong winds, you know), I was stuck with only one nanny to take care of my three kids. The other one went home because it was her birthday and she wanted to celebrate it with her family. On the other hand, hubby's bother was confined in the hospital due to dengue fever and so hubby got busy looking for blood donors, only to find out in the end that such were no longer necessary (yes, now the bags of blood from those donors are now for sale!). To add, my second kid also got fever due to tonsilitis and urinary tract infection. How really sad the weekend was, but now I am happy it's over, haha!

Anyway, at least the weekend was still kind to me because I get to chat with a friend who is a nurse, now working in Florida . She was a former office mate of mine who luckily passed the requisite nursing exams and found a job there. She said that she loved her work and life in the States and has finally met the love of her life! But she said she is not rushing things and still wants to further enhance her medical knowledge considering that she was working as an auditor here in the Philippines. Well, she plans of joining on Clinical Trials because she wanted to take part in the determination of some illnesses' cures and wished to join some online message boards and forums.

Well, I am so happy for her, knowing that she is happy and contented.

November 6, 2008

Nissan Maxima

An office mate of mine had a Nissan Sentra long ago and she loved the car to the maximum. But due to some circumstances that she would rather forget now, she sold the car with the hope that all the unpleasant memories that went with it would all vanish to thin air. She had been through an unhappy marriage with a womanizer of a husband and thankful that she has finally gotten out of it.

Now that she is starting anew, ideas of relocation have set in. There are many places she considered to move in, even as far as US or UK. Now that she is already in Manila, I wonder what her final decision is. She has thought of a new car too and a new house. Well, not literally new but just a 'new car and house' for a 'new her'. Nissan has always been her favorite and planned to have the same brand for her 'new' car.

She said she was browsing through the net for great Nissan models. She found this one Maxima model over at Nissan Dealer MA and instantly fell in love with it. She got excited then and would definitely purchase it whatever the means (go girl!). It's a good thing though that she is financially blessed amidst everything.


I really was glad to have dropped by McDonald's this noon and so I had a blast with their McChicken sandwich with matching french fries and coke float. This food is my usual order every time I set my foot on the food chain.

Their french fries was so heavenly. Well, it's just potatoes but I really love their fries above all. No offense to the fries of the other food chains but McDo has just got the right taste! For me, that is. Pair it with tomato catsup or gravy, oohhhh. . . tastes yummy! I was alone during lunch but I had a great time.

And what great drink to pair with my McChicken meal? Nothing else but this Coke Float! Mmm. . . the cola and sundae settled in my taste buds just perfectly (never mind the colds, haha!). Had a great time dipping the fries in the sundae too!

Oh, I can't wait for my next visit. i hope it would be soon, but I never really know. One ting's for sure, I will bring the kids and hubby with me.

November 5, 2008

Phone Lookup

Few days to go and it's Christmas time once again. Maybe you have already thought of the people whom to send your Christmas greetings with, but can't seem to be sure where they are now. You can certainly track down their locations through the net by jotting down their phone numbers on a great Reverse Phone Search website and you're off to get their addresses in no time!

Well, that makes an exciting preparation for the season.

November 4, 2008

I Have Colds

I am having a hard time breathing through my nose right now. Why? Well then, you guessed it right now - - I have colds. I have to open my mouth always just to let the oxygen inside. This is so hard, even in a split second I close my mouth, the difficulty in breathing would immediately be felt. Whew! As I am writing this, my mouth is so wide, as if I am awed by something!

What's worst, I suffer some kind of sore throat during the wee hours, and I keep on coughing. The cough won't go away that I would finally lose sleep. I lie awake and coughing through the pillow, just to make certain the kids won't be bothered by the sound.

Anyway, I have already taken some medicine since three days ago. I hope the colds would finally realize that it is unwanted and would go away for good. So that I would be back to my good self and won't pass this on to the kids.

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The Entertainment World

I always have this fascination on entertainment, be it movies, music and even being nosy about the lives of celebrities. But maybe it is also a blessing though that I am not brought into this world because of its nature - - lies, controversies and the like. At least I am spared of those things (haha! as if those are not present in our office).

Even though I am not professionally inclined with the entertainment industry, I still have the fascination and i have never stopped my love for music and movies. When I browse the internet, I never fail to check on some latest buzz on showbiz, or new hits on the Billboard charts. In fact, I am an active member of an entertainment forum over at Pinoy Exchange, a great venue for me to be updated in terms of show business. To add, I became a part of some supporter groups of some artists (i.e. roicynatics).

Being an active member of the entertainment forum has enabled me to enhance my interest in the arts. I was able to learn how to do fan arts, using Photo Impact and a little of Photo Shop. I was able to learn how to capture screen shots from various video sharing sites. On top of that, I was able to learn how to make music videos featuring our favorite stars and shared them with the other members of the group.

I met a global friend named Kate over our Roicynatics group. She is now based in Chicago, since their family has moved there long time ago. (Actually, we have two global friends at Roicynatics, and the other one is now based on Florida.) Well, Kate asked me to teach her to create music videos because she also wanted to share something for the group. She started learning doing some slide shows but she said she had to enhance her knowledge more. But since she lived in Chicago, then I guess this certain Chicago Video Production Company would be of great help for her. She is a banker and the entertainment world is a new horizon for her that she wanted to explore. And if she would give it a try, the company would be able to aid her in making video productions, 2D graphics, logo animations, and flash interactive.

photo credits to Richter Studios

November 3, 2008

Monday Music

Monday is almost over here but just the same, I have to post my all-time favorite song here for LJ and Mariuca's Music Monday. This will be my first MM entry and I am so much thrilled!

This song is called This I Promise You by N'Sync. I love Justin Timberlake (that is why my second kid is named after him) and aside from that, the song is so full of love and romance. I heartily dedicate this song to hubby of course! Well, I have already posted something about this song here before, but for the sake of MM, here it is. . .

Well, I wouldn't really mind listening to this song over and over again! This also goes out to all lovely couples, hope you stay in love for life!

Annoying Callers

Yesterday I was dusting off our shelf when hubby's cellphone rang. It was just nearby and when I looked into its screen, the number was not registered in hubby's phone book list. Hmm...wonder who was that who called?

I gave the cellphone to him and he too has no idea who the caller was. He further said that he receives a lot of missed calls from numbers he does not recognize, to which I am worried. Well, better check out the internet now for some report phone number websites who can provide us the knowledge and information of these unwanted numbers.

Top Droppers For October

Once again, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to all who dropped by this blog. It is because of you that this blog remained in existence. Hoping you would never bore in paying your visit here.

Most of all, a very big thanks to the top droppers and wish you good luck too in all your blogging activities!

Thanks also to the following (Top 11-15):

My First Review Me Payout

Last November 1, I received my first ever payout for the month of October from Review Me and I was so ecstatic considering that I only joined them last October 16 (I guess). In a matter of 18 days, I have already earned $108 and was very glad to have found them on my paypal account. I was so amazed indeed and hoping that i could still get opps from them from time to time.

Their payout is done monthly, at the first day of the succeeding month. The sign up was so hassle-free and their review and approval of my blog only happened overnight. If you are interested to join them, you can click on the banner on my sidebar (under the earn by blogging caption).

Here is a scap I have made indicating the payout...

(please click for a larger view)

I want to save this for Christmas....well, if only I could!

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