Family Vacation at Breezes Resorts

Saturday, July 31, 2010

An airline recently concluded another phenomenal domestic and international seat sale that made traveling affordable for many. The travel period will be summer next year so a lot of friends I know booked flights to some family vacation destinations.

I for one would love to book a grand vacation for my family before the year ends. I think that we deserve it – my husband and I who are working so hard and our daughter who has been a diligent pupil since the school year began. To do that, I first need to browse the Net for some great family vacation packages. I found what I was looking for at Breezes Resorts and I can’t wait to avail of their affordable family vacations packages.

At Breezes Resorts, there are varied destinations to choose from – Panama, Bahamas, Curacao, Brazil and Jamaica. Every Breezes Resort is situated on pristine beaches where families can enjoy a variety of water fun and sports activities. From what I learned they have awesome super all inclusive offers where everything like deluxe accommodations, meals and snacks, unlimited premium beverages, entertainment and  sports are paid for in advance. All inclusive vacations let families enjoy the break without worrying about paying for anything. Truly, a Breezes Resort getaway is the perfect way for families to bond and just have fun.

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American Gold Eagle Coins

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Did you know that American gold eagle coins are the only bullion coins which are guaranteed by the United States government according to their weight, content and purity? Investors are assured that when they buy gold eagle coins, they are paying for the authentic ones. Because they are genuine, these gold coins are easy to resell. Aside from being the most widely trade bullion coins in the United States, these are also accepted in major markets worldwide. One can never go wrong when investing in gold eagle coins because of the high profitability it represents and trusting US Gold Bureau is the trusted company when it comes to investing in gold bullions.  

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Daiso Products Recalled

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Some children’s coin purses and accessories made by Daiso were recalled early this month due to the high level of lead found on the surface paint on the zippers and the clasps on the jewelry. These were sold in Daiso stores in California and Washington for about $1.50 from May 2009 through December 2009. Consumers are advised to immediately contact Daiso or visit www.daisorecall.com for a full refund.

What makes this news more unpleasant is that took the manufacturer 14 months after the initial release of the product before the discovery regarding the lead content was made.

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Outland Adventure in Davao City

Outland AdventureMy morning was greeted with a news that a close friend of mine went on a zip line adventure yesterday. Isn’t it obvious that I am green with envy? Haha! We were together when we had our first experience of a zip line ride last May at Eden’s Park. But this time, she tried Outland Adventure in Davao City. I was too giddy and excited when she related her story. I can just imagine how tired she was when she had to climb the mountain just to get to the top, climb the tower and how she shouted at the top of her lungs while sliding through the line! I Googled Outland Adventure and here is what I found:

”Outland Adventure is the largest ropes course facility in the Philippines situated in a private nature sanctuary just minutes from downtown Davao City.”

Now I am torn between going back to Eden’s Park (which I haven’t completely toured yet. The place is huuuuge! And it’s a perfect venue for pictorials. Haha!) or trying out Outland Adventure in September. I would really want to experience another zip line ride soon. We’ll see. 

For more information about Outland Adventure, visit their WEBSITE.

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Buying Pre-Owned Cars

Monday, July 26, 2010

Commuting daily can be taxing, especially that I have a kid with a heavy bag in tow. I wish we can afford a car (and that I will have the courage to learn how to drive) so that bringing her to and from school will be a breeze. And being someone who likes to go places, having my own car will definitely be useful! But that’s just a dream for now. Our main priority is saving up for our very own house plus our daughter’s education. Or we can opt for a pre-owned car. What do you think?

When I mentioned this to a friend of mine he offered some some tips when buying second hand cars:
- Ask for recommendations from trusted persons. Reputation is important in this kind of industry
- Know what you want and need. List what matters to you when it comes to cars – model, mileage, service history,etc.
- Check everything – windows, doors, window visor, seat adjustments, lights, odometers and speedometers, wipers, etc. Discovering that they are defective after paying for the car can be very disappointing.

- Get under the car. Check if there are leaks or holes that need to be fixed


- Test drive it!

- And if you are like me who is so clueless on things like cars engines, bring along someone who is familiar on that area. A mechanic is definitely our best bet.

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Full Transcript of Pres. Aquino’s SONA

The first ever State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III has just commenced and it sure elicited a lot of varied reactions and triggered a lot of emotions. Some were angered and felt defensive because he had pointed out a lot of anomalies by the previous administration. On the other hand, many felt hopeful and proud to be Filipinos.

Personally, I admire him for the courage to make the truth known to the world. No sugar-coating of the real situation. I also hope that what he did will encourage more Filipinos to work hand in hand for a better and more peaceful Philippines.


For the full transcript of the president’s SONA, click HERE.

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Sunday Roundup

Sunday, July 25, 2010

We had a relatively restful day today. We woke up to a rainy morning, had a quick breakfast and went to church. Afterwards, we bought some Filipino delicacies plus a pack of chicharon (pork cracklings). Upon coming home, these and the pancit prepared by Ma were enjoyed by all of us. Happy birthday Mark!

Two workers also came and they installed the granite counter top for Ma’s kitchen. It looks fabulous now. I can’t wait to see it painted. Another one drilled holes for the curtain rods on the second floor where our room is located. My husband finally gave a go-signal for me to go curtain-shopping tomorrow. Yay!

My husband was right when he said last night that I have too much pillows for my head that I might suffer from a stiff neck upon waking up. My neck is still painful (but not too much though) until now. Ouch.

And because we spent the morning lounging around the house yesterday morning and went malling in the afternoon, we only had this afternoon to do the laundry plus the ironing of clothes. Thank you, spin dryer! The Internet connection was a bit intermittent though. It’s a good thing I accomplished most of my tasks yesterday morning.

Anyway, I hope you had a great day! Have a lovely week ahead!

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The Wise King’s Wealth

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Did you know that during King Solomon’s reign, silver was not considered valuable? It was even said that at that time, silver was as common as stone in Bethlehem.

What was valuable was gold. During the wise king’s reign, he received twenty-five tons of gold every year that there was no need for him to buy gold bullion. Moreover, because of his wisdom, many leaders consulted him and brought him gifts, gold included. Plenty of gold. In fact, his shields and thrones were made of gold. Aside from that all of his drinking cups and all utensils of the Hall were made of gold! Wonder how it feels to eat and drink with utensils and cups made of gold? Royal and regal, of course!

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TransUnion Class Action Lawsuit

While doing my usual rounds today, I read from a blog that the author is filing a TransUnion Class Action Lawsuit. Further reading led me to information that it involves a credit reporting company called TransUnion. It violated the Federal Credit Reporting Act when it illegally sold valuable and confidential credit information to target marketing companies in the US from 1987 to 2000.

The huge number of the American population that was affected by this illegal action rightfully deserves monetary damages coming from the pre-established $75 million fund. Persons who were affected and qualified for such claims can apply for a cash settlement. Legal counsels at O’Hanlon, McCollom and Demerath are experts and experienced in this field, thus, one is assured that one’s claims are handled efficiently. For a free information, visit their website and fill out their intake form.

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I Love You, Sabado!

This is what I looove about Saturday mornings since we transferred here in Pampanga: I can sleep as long as I want and wake up all snuggled up beside my husband. We plan on doing the laundry this morning and hit the mall later. That is, after we had our breakfast. As usual, our little girl woke up ahead of us and is now enjoying her play time with her small cousins downstairs. Isn’t it obvious that she likes weekends too?

Anyway, my husband promised a date at the mall this afternoon. Just me and him. I was hoping that we can go and watch SALT but I learned that it is not shown here in the Philippines yet. My friend, Kaje, suggested that we go and see Inception instead but I am so not into Leonardo DiCaprio right now. Haha! We hope to buy a new router plus drop by at a bookstore that I have meaning to visit and see if there are some books that will catch my fancy.

It is going to be a great day. I can feel it! I hope your weekend is fab too!

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Patron Saint of the Internet

St. Isodore of Seville Did you know that there is a patron saint of the Internet (and that includes computer users, computers, computer technicians, students and school children)? The name is Saint Isodore of Seville who lived from 560 AD to April 4, 636. He studied in the Cathedral school of Seville and was dedicated in his pursuit of knowledge. His efforts paid off and he mastered Latin, Greek and Hebrew in no time.  One of the many learned men served as his teachers and of them is his brother Leander, the Archbishop. What made him qualified to be the patron saint of the Internet was his dedication to gather all universal information, like what the Internet aims to do today. During his time, he collected and compiled all information which he put together within his writings know as Etymologiae. This compilation is said to contain all of the learning he possessed. During that time, this compilation was used by almost all schools as the source of all learning. Up to the present time, some parts of the compilation still remain as an excellent reference.

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Water Safety

A shortage of water has been happening in some parts of the country and residents are just relying on the water rations that the government initiated. From what I saw in the news, these water are not potable or safe. This is why it is best to invest in one of the good quality water filter pitchers because you never know when the safety of the water you drink may be jeopardized. I saw a water filter pitcher at an online store called www.friendsofwater.com. It is said that these can pitchers can effectively remove 99% of all contaminants, as well as 80% of the fluoride and even filter viruses and bacteria which are harmful to our health.

Safety should never be compromised, especially when we have kids to think about. When it comes to water safety at home, a water filter pitcher is a must and a real no-brainer. They are not very expensive, they are easy to use, and you have the relief of knowing your water is 99% safer now that you are using the pitcher.

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Solitude

Friday, July 23, 2010

Found.

Here.

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2010 Top 20 Highest-Earning International Athletes

Roger Federer This year’s Sports Illustrated’s 20 highest-earning international athletes is led by no other than the tennis champion Roger Federer from Switzerland. Ranking at number 9 last year, he is now hailed as top one by earning

$61,768,110. Ranking second is the soccer star, Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona with $44,000,000. He ranked fourth last year. Third on the list is David Beckham of Major League Soccer with an earning amounting to

$40,500,000.

Indeed, sports is a profitable career!

For the rest of those who made it to the list, visit Sports Illustrated’s website.

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The Capable Wife

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I have this BFF with whom I can talk about anything and everything under the sun. We get to chat almost daily and it is nice that we can exchange views and share daily experiences. She is in a similar life season that I am living right now and it’s wonderful that she understands what I am going through. 

Three days ago, marriage become our topic. I am doing OK as a wife, she claimed. In fact, she believes that I am the wife being talked about in Proverbs 31. That made me reach for my Bible and read the verses. After reading, I had to react. Violently. Haha! I disagreed with her belief that THAT wife can be me. But she stayed firm. She is confident that I am going to be that wife, I am working towards being that wife. And that is why I love her more. Because she believes that I am capable to become a capable wife. To have someone as important as her to affirm that I am doing good in one of my important roles in life is a BIG thing. Thanks, Jades!

Anyway, for all you wives out there, here’s the famous verses:

THE CAPABLE WIFE

10 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.
14 She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.
15 She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
16 She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17 She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.
19 She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
20 She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.

~ Proverbs 31:10-31

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A Grateful Heart

Maintaining a grateful heart can be tough at times, especially when life has not been that great for us. However, gratitude leads us to focusing on the good stuff. There will always be “good stuff” in our lives no matter what we are facing, no matter where we are. They are there and we need to take time to recognize and acknowledge them. I know, it is easier said than done. But doing something great requires effort and being grateful is a great thing. ;)

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My Wednesday Happy Thoughts

I have a lot of reasons to be grateful for for this week and I can’t wait to count them all. Here are some:

1. Friends, friends, friends. Did I mention friends? I have the most awesomest bunches of friends. They say that friends are family you choose for yourself and I am proud to say that I have made superb choices!
2. Books. I am rereading a very nice book this week and hopefully, I can get it done before the week ends. Going to share about it in my next posts.
3. The gift of tears. Crying is refreshing though stopping can be hard when I get started. Haha!
4. Free stuff from ArtsCow! I was able to order 2 USB hubs for $3.99 each – one for moi and another one for one of my BFFs.
5. The courage to travel alone, my friend Kaje who made sure that I won’t get lost and the Greenbelt day off that my girl friends and I had last Friday. It was a blast though we missed some girls. The food and company was more than super! Until the next meet up!
6. Facebook. It’s my daily dose of socialization. LOL! And…


7. Twitter – where I can get more personal.
8. My daily morning Mass, readings and podcasts. They keep me spiritually nourished.
9. The online tasks that keep pouring in. I can’t thank You enough. You have given me more than what I asked for. As always. :)
10. “T

he serenity to accept the things I cannot change.”

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Autographed Gifts

A week before my husband’s birthday, I asked a friend for gift suggestions and she shared that most often, she would give her husband with things which he can use like clothes or watches. Following her suggestion, I bought my husband two polo, three handkerchiefs and one undershirt. It delighted him, of course. But with our wedding anniversary coming up in two month’s time, I am pressured to think of other gift items which are far different from what I have given him during his birthday.

Last night, I chanced upon Hollywood Collectibles Inc., an online store that sells a collection of authentic professional sports memorabilia that include popular athletes including historical stars and current teams in all sports including golf, basketball, hockey, boxing, racing, tennis, baseball and football. . My husband is a certified sports fanatic and I know that he would love to receive an autographed sports memorabilia. Hollywood Collectibles, Inc. even offers free shipping, custom framing of autographed photos, uniforms, hats and balls. I shared this wonderful find to my friend and she found autographed baseballs that her husband would love to have. Thanks to Hollywood Collectibles, Inc.,finding the best gift for the sports fanatics in our lives is made easier.

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Quality Contact Lens for Less

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Three months ago, my husband and I visited an optical shop to have my eyes checked since I have been suffering from headaches and occasional eyestrain. I have already chosen a nice frame for eyeglasses but upon checkup, the doctor did not find any problem with my eyesight. All I needed was some rest and time off from the computer. It was a huge relief to be not wearing prescription glasses or contact lenses which can be uncomfortable and not to mention expensive.

Speaking of contact lenses, I recently came across with a online shop that offers discounts and even free shipping for Acuvue oasys contacts. Aside from that, it offers rebates when one’s quantity of order qualifies for one. Having a clear eyesight need not strain one’s budget anymore, thanks to Pricecontactlenses.com where Acuvue oasys contact lenses are made affordable and easy on the budget. There are many discount coupons that one can avail of all throughout the year. At Pricecontalenses.com, you are assured that the affordable price does not compromise the quality of these contacts. Using advanced technology, these contact lenses have UV ray protection, visibility tint and colors. These contacts are even perfect for those who are suffering from Presybyopia3 and Astigmatism.

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Stylish Custom Shirts for Men and Women

My friend has been complaining about their company’s outdated office uniform. There are many stylish designs out there but they are still stuck with the plain and boring design that they have ordered some five years back. He is now in search of a company that can provide them chic and affordable company uniform.

This reminded me of a company that customizes top quality clothing Lead Apparel I found online. It specializes in custom polo shirts and womens polo shirts at affordable prices. Lead Apparel carries more than 70 famous brands like Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Ogio, Timberland and more. The quantity of one’s order doesn’t matter. At Lead Apparel, clients are assured of shopping convenience, enjoyable shopping experience at prices that won’t hurt their budget. One can choose from their huge selection of casual shirts, leather jackets, athletic uniforms, workout clothing, polo shirts, office attire and even victorinox luggage. At Lead Apparel, one is always assured of quality and affordable custom clothing with great customer service, discounts and a wide selection of products and styles. Moreover, Lead Apparel also offers the fastest delivery times in the business.

Truly, doing business with Lead Apparel is a wise decision because customer satisfaction tops their priorities. I believe that this online shop is the solution to my friend’s need for stylish company uniform.

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A Tour Like No Other

Are you looking for a unique way of celebrating an event? Why not consider an asia tour with Collettevacations.com? It offers specialty escorted tours and tour packages all around the globe. They also offer unique tour that relates to culture, special events and history to make your trip more significant and relevant. Visit their website for useful information, interactive maps and resources before boarding that airplane and prepare for that once in a lifetime experience.

Traveling is a chance to get to know new cultures, taste new foods, see and listen to new sights and sounds. It is a perfect chance to learn and at the same time bond with your loved ones outside the comforts of your borders. The national parks tours will give you a chance to appreciate what your country has to offer. On the other hand, international tours will open your eyes to see how different and similar we all are from each other. If you are thinking of china tours to see the Great Wall of China, book it with Collettevacations.com. You can never go wrong with Collettevacations which is the leading provider when it comes to guided tours and tour packages all over the world.

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Life Insurance

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My cousin has been scouting the Net for company offers life insurance. She believes that insuring the financial future of her family is a must, thus, this be entrusted to a reliable insurance company. It’s a good thing that she chanced upon Advantage Term Life online. It makes available information regarding various insurance plans to assist consumers in determining the right type of insurance for them and make the equally right decision. Even insurance quotes for smokers are also available.

What makes Advantage Term Life more impressive is its insurance rate quote service. Thanks to this service, comparing insurance policies and rates is now a breeze. My cousin did not need to contact reputable insurance companies just to be informed about their insurance plans and rates.

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All About Chef Coat and Jacket

Saturday, July 10, 2010

One of my brothers in-law is studying in Australia to become a chef. When I talk to him he tells me how much he is enjoying it but that he is surprised at how hard it is. Not only are they taught to make dishes from all over the world, they are also required to create their own dishes. I know he is happy with what he is doing and he just needs to persevere and he is sure to succeed. He is looking forward to the day he can trade his cook's shirt for a chef coat. I also told him that he needs to become very good with his craft so he can cook for his toughest critics, us! He knows once he comes home we are going to be a tough bunch of picky judges and eaters and expect nothing but the best!

Speaking of chef's and chef's coats, I recently encountered a company that designs and supplies chic and stylish chef coats. iD by Landau believes that not all chef apparels are created equal, thus, it aims to provide restaurant owners varied choices whether it is the more traditional style of chef jacket or alternative designs to make your restaurant employees look good and feel comfortable. A restaurant’s chef apparel must compliment its color scheme or d├ęcor because it will say so much about the place. One can never go wrong with uniforms and chef's apparel from iD by Landau because aside from affordability, it also assures quality and timely delivery of orders. Now I know what to give my brother in-law once he graduates – one of those nice chef jackets from iD by Landau. He can wear it when he cooks us our first meal.

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Today

Friday, July 9, 2010

What a restful Friday it was. My husband arrived last night because the filed leave of absence for today was approved. He will be celebrating his birthday on Sunday and he had to renew his driver’s license before that day. Together, we brought the little girl to school this morning -  a wish come true for her. Afterwards, we headed to the church for the morning Mass – a wish come true for me! Due to time constraints, we were not able to have our planned breakfast date. Maybe tomorrow or next weekend, he said. Anyway, he left for SM San Fernando, along with my sister in-law and they were able to renew their respective driver’s licenses in no time. They also passed by the grocery store to purchase some ingredients which I need for my Black Sambo recipe. Upon coming home, they handed me my ingredients plus some flyers on weightloss products. (My husband really thinks that I need to lose weight!) Anyway, I fetched the little girl from school at around lunch time. A heavy rain fell on our way home! Mid-afternoon, we took naps and woke up feeling refreshed and not to mention hungry. 

Hopefully, this night is going to be productive, online work-wise. I have been slacking these past days and I can’t afford to do that for a long time.

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What Diet?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Aside from the day being a special one for my husband and the possible meet up with some old, old friends, another thing that makes me anticipate Sunday is the food which will be lovingly prepared by Ma. I am telling you, you need to keep those diet pills away from me for the mean time because I will definitely be pigging out, especially that my all-time favorite pork sisig will be served as early as Saturday! Pork crackling will also be prepared come Sunday. That’s another favorite! Moreover, Auntie Rose will be baking a delightful cake for the birthday boy and it will surely satisfy my cravings for sweets! So there. Dieting will again take the back seat this weekend. Haha!

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The Almost Moon

The Almost Moon Here is one of my recent reads, thanks to the girls: THE ALMOST MOON by Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones. It may have received numerous negative reviews but I like how it was written. There were questions which were left unanswered but I like its ending.

Now, my problem is: What to read next? Gotta go and ask the girls. =)

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Tips to Relieve Hemorrhoids

Recently, a friend of mine and I discussed her joys and pains of being pregnant. She is on her 7th month now and is very delighted to know that her baby is a girl per ultrasound result that she got last weekend. However, as her baby is growing inside her tummy, her hemorrhoids are also getting worse so I helped her find tips on how to relieve the pain. But once she gives birth and the problem still exists, her doctor will help her find permanent treatment for hemorrhoids because dealing with it on a daily basis has been very taxing and uncomfortable on my friend’s part.

Anyway, here are the tips: 

1. Apply cold compress on the affected area to decrease swelling and discomfort. This can be done several times a day.
2. Try sitz bath. Fill a small plastic basin with water and place it over your toilet. Soak your rectal area by sitting down. Or you may soak your bottom in a tub filled with warm water.
3. You can also try alternating cold and warm treatments.
4. Using soft, unscented and white toilet tissue, gently but thoroughly clean the affected area after each bowel movement. Medicated wipes made specifically for people with hemorrhoids are also available in the market.
5. Upon your doctor’s advice, try hemorrhoid-relief products like topical anesthetic or medicated suppository.

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Taking Mothering to the Next Level

How can I ever forget to share with you my experience almost a week ago! I attended the Parents’ Orientation (+ Parents-Teachers Association’s Election) last July 2, 2010 at my daughter’s school. It was held in one of their big halls and the program started on time. Many parents arrived but there were only seven of us from my daughter’s class. Thus, come election time, we were appointed as officers. I was appointed as Treasurer.

I immediately informed my husband about the “appointment” and he commented that I will be then active in attending meetings which is actually something that I look forward to. I am excited about planning classroom events, participation to various school activities and even discussing about needs of our pupils like additional school furniture, etc. 

My daughter has been in school for four years now but this is the very first time that I took school activities involving parents seriously. Now this is taking mothering to the next level. Haha!

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It’s His Birthday But It’s MY Celebration

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A small get together is being planned for Sunday, when my husband turns thirty-something. The celebration is an issue that I have to push since he is not into celebrations and such. On the other hand, I am crazy about birthdays, anniversaries, Christmases and what-have-yous. I also volunteered to finance the celebration. Reason? Read the third sentence of this paragraph. Haha!

Anyway, some of our relatives are coming over like Lola (who is Therese’s great grandma. How cool is that!), Auntie Rose, Auntie Pin, Tuy and Mae. Hopefully, Asley (one of Wes’ brothers) and Maki will come too.

Aside from them, some friends from my high school days are also coming. I just can’t wait! They are some of the wackiest in our bunch and spending time with them is simply the best. Sure, we’ve age and might be needing the help of the best wrinkle cream soon but when we are together, it seems that we are being transported back in time, some sixteen years back – when we were young, carefree, ruthless and invincible (or so we thought). Aah… I can’t wait to see some of them again.

Hey Sunday! Come quick!

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Unproductive

I do not know what hit me but I am feeling so lethargic and bombed these days. I was supposed to read and write a review on respironics oxygen concentrator but I just keep on procrastinating. I also wanted to scrap a page but nothing good came out. I did more Facebooking, Twitting and YMing though. LOL! This afternoon though, when I realized that I’ve spent too much time playing on the iPod, I stood up and dealt with our laundry which needed folding and putting away. The tasks did not require much thinking so I was able to accomplish them in no time. Yey me!

Hopefully, tomorrow is going to be a more productive day.

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Hair Problem

Monday, July 5, 2010

A friend has been suffering from hair loss for some years now and I have been bugging to undergo a hair loss treatment for men help stop his receding hairline.  He won’t budge because it’s quite expensive, he says. And now, I feel his pain. For three months or so now, I have been battling with hair loss. I don’t know what is triggering it but I was only alarmed when a friend of mine noticed it. I tried doing some research online and discovered that aside from hormonal changes and stress, hair loss could also be attributed to lack of some minerals and vitamins. I have tried changing my shampoo and vitamins and I think it’s working slowly though. Hopefully, this problem will be over soon. I am very much vain when it comes to my hair and no, I don’t want to go bald!

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Some News from Her

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I was able to talk with our office secretary this afternoon and I am happy to know that she is doing well. She is adjusting well to her new boss and still preoccupied with basic student services that the office delivers, aside from the clerical functions that she performs. Her daughter is in Davao City, reviewing for the CPA exams while her second child is a second year high school now. She still has more stories that she wanted to share but one student arrived and was asking about his disability insurance claims so we had to cut the call short. Hopefully, we get to talk again soon. I miss her and everyone back at the university and listening to stories from the people there somehow eases my homesickness.

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It’s MOB Day!

While we were at the mall yesterday, my attention was caught by the number of persons with paper bags in their arms. It got me curious. I wondered what was being sold like hotcakes since really, many shoppers were carrying paper bags that afternoon. But I was too shy to ask, of course!

After the movie, we proceeded to the grocery and while the cashier was scanning our items on the barcode scanner, she asked us whether we would like to place them inside a paper bag or a box. Being a Wednesday, it’s an MOB (or My Own Bag) day. Grocery shoppers either bring their own green bag or have their items placed in paper bags or boxes. Green bags are also available for a price. We only three items so opted for paper bags. We appreciated SM Hypermarkets’ initiative in helping preserve Mother Earth. We hope that more shops and stores will follow suit.

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The Obama Movie

A movie about Pres. Obama’s childhood in Indonesia made a debut yesterday in Jakarta. Entitled "Obama Anak Menteng" or "Obama the Menteng Kid", this movie presents a very different perspective about the most powerful man in the world. This movie was shoot in Menteng, an upscale Jakarta neighborhood, where Obama lived from 1967 to 1971 with his mother and his Indonesian stepfather. A twelve-year-old American named Hasan Faruq Ali plays Obama.

If plans push through, the film will be released internationally by September this year.

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Wonder Woman’s Makeover

Calling all Wonder Woman fans out there – your heroine will undergo a makeover! The hot pants will be dropped, instead, she will be wearing a tight blue pants. Her bracelets will be more colorful and will sport a script W on each of them to form WW when she hold them side by side.

Other than her appearance, he back story is changed too. As explained by New York Times, Wonder Woman is smuggled out as a baby when unknown forces destroy her home and slaughter its inhabitants. The original story tells us that Wonder Woman grew up in Paradise Island with her mother, Queen Hippolyta and her Amazon sisters.

So, do you approve the changes or would you like Wonder Woman’s original look and history be left alone?

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