Monday, May 31, 2010

Street Gold Buyers

Whenever I pass by the public market near our house, I see people sitting along the road with a sign board beside them that says they buy gold coins and old (vintage) or broken gold jewelries. I am not sure if they earn with this kind of business because I seldom see customers transact with them. I don’t know if what they’re buying from customers is being invested in some companies or they also have buyers with what they were able to collect. Well, I guess they do generate profit from it because if not they wouldn’t be there anyway. Well, gold is a good business and a wise investment. People who will venture into any gold related business will never go wrong with it.


Yummy!

I'm cooking garlic chicken for dinner tonight. I actually don't know exactly how to do it but based on what I've tasted, I think I can do it. I'm not bragging but I can tell the ingredients of a food when I tasted it. And I can also tell how it was cooked. Hehe, I always trust my taste buds. I'm thankful I know how to cook.

UPDATE:

I was able to cooked it..Yey!!! it was the same as the one I've tasted yesterday from my friend's food delivery. I'm so happy!


Caught By Surprised

We received news this morning from hubby's agency. They told him that he's tentative flight for Riyadh is on June 5. Yes, he's leaving soon...huhuhu! We are surprised but still thankful that still we are informed a few days ahead. Hubby's been waiting for this call for months already so he's happy. Although on the side he's sad. Sad, that he's leaving us again. If he won't be allowed to go on vacation after a year, it would be another two straight years..*sigh* Another two years of sacrifice....

But looking on the bright side. It's just right since the kids are going. This sacrifice is for their future. This is the thought that motivates us.

Investing Gold

More businessmen nowadays are into investing in gold to secure their future. Gold has been proven to be a good investment over time. It doesn’t depreciate but instead appreciate. Some people collects and buy gold coins not just for their hobbies but for secured investment. They say that gold coins are best for those whose goal is long-term asset preservation and have additional concerns about capital or monetary controls. Some investor says that the 1933 gold coins from Europe and America have been treated by the U.S. government since the 1930s as historical items so they have higher value. Gold coins or gold bullion aren’t affected so much by inflation or deflation so it’s a definitely a wise investment for new players.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Coffee Diet

Is it true that coffee is a good fat burner? One of my friend said that it is so she always drinks coffee every after meal. As for me, I am not convinced. I know that coffee contains caffeine, an ingredient that most fat burners have but I don’t think it can be a fat burner…well, I’m not an expert. Maybe someone can prove this. All I know is that coffee at star bucks are great, lol!

My Secret?

I’m always saying that I’m blessed to get back into shape after giving birth that fast. I don’t how I do it really. My friends are asking me for my weight loss formula but really, don’t have any tricks, or formula! Maybe that’s just how I was built. I’m petite, and I don’t get fat even if I want to. There was even a time in my life that I took all effort to gain weight, eating everything I want, chocolates and colas, and even taking weight gain supplements but to no avail. I just don’t get additional weight. You think I’m lucky? Well I don’t know. Sometimes I wish that I’m bigger…People don’t really get contented sometimes, right? LOL!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thoughts on Pay Day Advance

When it’s a matter of life and death situation, or on emergency cases, payday advance is a great help. But unfortunately, our company doesn’t give that option to employees. I was asked several times already by fellow employees if they can avail of this loan but they just got discourage whenever I tell them that we don’t have that kind of loan. But it’s good that now there are companies who give cash loans and approves as fast as one day. Some even approves online application in a matter of minutes. It was good news to them when I told them about this. They finally find hope, hehe. Admit it or not, we all go through that stage when we can’t seem to find help from anyone we know, especially if it concerns money. So it’s good that there are intuitions that offer fast cash like this. It’s just hard on the pocket when payback time comes.



Payday Today...Enjoy Your Paycheck!

Our HR officer looks like a walking cash whenever she arrives here to arrange our payroll. Like right now…everyone is beaming, and excitement is obvious in their eyes, lol! Well, payday is one of the most awaited days of all employees because they will finally receive the fruits of their 15 days of labor. To those who are earning a lot, they will be enjoying their pay check so much. Enough to pay bills, buy important needs, and a portion for their savings as well. But those with payday advance, it’s would be just enough for the payback time. Payday advance is also a big help, we can’t undermine that fact, especially if one is having an urgent need. I just hope that it won’t be a habit for many employees because with this, they cannot enjoy their paycheck once it arrives. We have to be financially wise these days and take control over our fianances and spending habits.


What's Your Money Personality?




Your Money Personality is Healthy



You have a good relationship with money.

You don't spend wildly, but you're not opposed to treating yourself on occasion.

In general, you save some of what you earn.

You know the importance of a nest egg.

You aren't afraid of being financially literate - you embrace learning more about finances.

From a retirement plan to having an emergency fund, you know what you need to have to be safe.





Thursday, May 27, 2010

Positive Thinking: I'll Get My Financial Freedom Soon!

Almost three years ago, during my husband’s first contract abroad as an overseas worker, he discussed with me about my credit cards. We even talked about getting a loan from a government institution and then settle all the outstanding accounts from the 3 different credit cards I have. When he gets home after his first contract he discovered that I just consolidated all the accounts in one card so he was not very happy with that decision. It’s because he still believes that using credit cards is not a wise habit for it negatively implies “living beyond your means.” I reasoned out that having credit card is important especially during emergency cases. But even then, he is not sold out with this idea because he said it can lead me into so many unwise purchases and end up with a lot of financial obligations to settle. So, I pray that within this year I will have extra financial blessings for my credit card debt settlement. I know I can still control myself from using these cards but I’ll still want to have my financial freedom. Having credit card debts weigh down a lot of people.


Thankful Thursday: Grateful... So Much Grateful!

Thank you..is not enough how much my heart is grateful for all the things God is doing in my life.

I have so many shortcomings but the Lord still is faithful...as always He forgives. He understands. He convicts but he embraces. And that was the most wonderful feeling...the feeling of God's embrace.

We face problems. Several ones. Been on maternity leave, left without any savings, no job (even the husband)...But He provides! He gave us other sources of income which help us survived the months I'm on leave.

Things around look so distressing but He gives hope. I really love God! and I'm soooo thankful I'm His child.




Stubborn Acne?

I have read from an article in the internet that ProNexin can rid your skin of the majority of even the most serious acne within the first 7 days of use. Wow! That’s great news right? ProNexin contains some of the nature’s best ingredients like green tea, silk peptides, rosemary, vitamins C and A to name a few. However, some users’ review reported a cool and tingly feeling upon first application. Well, that can be a minor “con” so long as it is credibly effective. A lot of users on the other hand are raving about it saying it is the most effective, affordable, and natural acne treatment ever So, do you have acne problems? Fret not for ProNexin is here to help you out.



Business Minded

One of the best things to do today while we are faced with some kind of economic crisis is to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit within ourselves. We need to be wise as to what business we can put up and yet not requiring much monetary investment. For example, we can try to sell used books that we gathered since many years back that we do not need and do not read anymore instead of keeping them or throwing them away. You can post them in the internet or use your garage space so will be able to cut off for the space rental. I think this can be feasibly successful.


Healthy as Always

I’m concerned about my husband’s weight. When he came here from Riyadh last year, he looks healthy and he gained weight. After a year, he lost several pounds. Maybe because he’s tired most of the time. Now, I’m looking for the best vitamins for men that he can take. With his “daily routine” where he doesn’t eat much and doesn’t get enough sleep, I know he needs vitamin supplements. I love my husband that’s why I want him to be healthy always.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Would You Have Been a Good Wife in the 1930s?




You Would Make a Great 1930's Wife



You've got a few retro ways, and you would make the ideal 1930's wife.

At least, that's how it looks on paper. You may just be an easygoing, pleasant person.

With a personality like yours, you'd be a great wife in any era!




Player Spotlight: Joe Cada

The WSOP has seen many champions, but none have been quite so surprising as Joe Cada. Cada brought home the 2009 main event championship bracelet, a massive prize pool, and the title of the youngest player ever to do so. No player has had quite so many eyes on him in recent years, but this championship was certainly not the beginning of his journey.

Though he attended college briefly, Cada dropped out to pursue the professional poker circuit. In retrospect, it was probably a wise choice for Cada. He had experience playing online, and online was his major circuit for a long time. He was a ruthless and successful table player. He played on several tables at once and moved his way from the low buy ins to high big blinds. He decided to have a go at live poker more recently, and the first live professional event in which Joe Cada placed was at the 2009 World Series of Poker, where he entered into numerous events with high hopes.

He wasn't able to enter any previous major events due to a simple problem: his age. With 21 being the minimum age for the WSOP events (except in the UK), Cada literally took the first big chance he could get. He did well in many events, finishing in sixty-fourth place in the $2,500 NLH event, more than doubling his buy-in. He would multiply his buy in for the $1,500 NLH event by ten, finishing in seventeenth place. However, it was the main event that made him a legend. After finishing at the top of the chip count for day one, he moved on, gradually progressing toward the final table.

The final table wasn't kind to Cada at first, but in a series of unlikely wins, Cada made his way to ultimate victory, an accomplishment so unlikely that he described it as "destiny."



How Propecia Prevents Hair Loss

The drug finasteride was originally approved by the FDA for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia in 1992. Five years later, the FDA decided that the chemical could be sold as Propecia as a treatment for male pattern baldness. Research over the past couple of decades has shown that this was a smart choice: Propecia can help the majority of men regrow hair or prevent further hair loss.

Propecia Stops Hair Loss at the Source

Propecia is a synthetic chemical that prevents androgens, male sex hormones, from having certain effects on the body. In Propecia's case, the chemical prevents type II 5-alpha reductase from converting testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, the chemical that is largely responsible for hair loss in most men.

Effective Uses of Propecia

Some men refuse to buy Propecia because they think that it is not effective along the hairline. Studies have shown, however, that while Propecia is most effective at the crown of the head, it does have positive effects at the hairline as well. In fact, nearly 50 percent of men who treat their hair loss with Propecia find that they experience some regrowth. An additional 42 percent of men say that Propecia stopped their hair loss.

Buying Propecia

In order to maintain a high level of quality, Propecia is only available with a doctor's prescription. Some companies, however, sell generic finasteride. Although it is possible that the drug's generic form could offer some of the same benefits as Propecia, consumers have no way of discerning between honest and fake sales. Purchasing Propecia from a reliable pharmaceutical supplier is, therefore, the best way for men to treat their hair loss. With such high success rates, it is the only%2


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Children Are Like Kites

Our preacher this morning was a lady pastor and she shared an inspiring message to us. One particular part of her message was a poem by Erma Bombeck...

Children Are Like Kites

You spend years trying to get them off the ground.

You run with them until you are both breathless. They crash ... they hit the roof ... you patch, comfort and assure them that someday they will fly.

Finally, they are airborne.

They need more string, and you keep letting it out.

They tug, and with each twist of the twine, there is sadness that goes with joy.

The kite becomes more distant, and you know it won't be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you together and will soar as meant to soar ... free and alone.

Only then do you know that you have done your job.
I agree so much with this poem. Parents were given a great responsibility..the lives of our children depends on our hands.


Breaking Into Poker: The Progression

If you're new to poker but are intent on learning more and becoming more successful, you will want to follow an escalating path that continues to challenge you while teaching you the necessary lessons of poker. These lessons will change at each stage of the game, and the amount of risk will likewise change. Here is a basic map of progression that you will want to follow.

Start with play money. No, play money players do not play real poker. They play a game that could often be called "let's just bet and bet and see what happens." You should not consider the tactics these players employ to be normal, nor should you concern yourself too much with advanced tactics. The point at this stage of the game is to play enough that you learn all the basic rules, and get a hang of the timing of play.

Move on to limit games. No limit is a far more risky game that requires many more tactics. Playing low limit games, such as the penny tables available on sites like Caesars Online, will allow you to take on some risk and learn a little about how people play limit poker.

Proceed to no limit games. No limit games are far more challenging and are riskier. They open you up to a world of possibilities, one of which is excruciating pain. This will allow you to learn about effective bluffing, good reads on your opponent, and more. Start at very low limit tables and move your way up as you get a grasp on the game.

Playing tournaments can be a good way to manage your time and money while learning the game. A dollar can buy you into a tournament at many online sites, and those tournaments can last quite a while. Remember though that table players play differently than tournament players!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Why does this mascot appeals to kids so much?

We attended a birthday party this afternoon at Jollibee Regalado (Fairview). The moment this big bug entered the door all the kids went gaga over him. And yes, my little girl is one of his so many "fans". She couldn't take her eyes off him..she follows him every where he goes. She even asked me to have a picture taken with him. She love him so much, lol!

Anyway, here's her picture taken with him.

A pose with Jollibee


Pa cute pose

Friday, May 21, 2010

Using a List, Prescription Drugs Make Sense

It's easy to get confused about different medications on the market, but if you are using a list prescription drugs make sense. With heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other ailments, patients are using many different combination of medications for ailment treatment. Sometimes taking several medications can cause negative, and dangerous, results as they are mixed together. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 50 out of 1,000 elderly people experience adverse drug events each year. At least 13 of these reactions could be preventable by taking proper precautions and being educated about the drugs being taken.

A prescription list can help educate consumers on different medications. That knowledge could ward off negative reactions that result from mixing medications. The prescription list covers topics such as what an individual should discuss with their health care provider before they use a certain prescription. It covers how a person should take the medication. For example, some medications need to be taken with food, some should be taken with milk, and others should not be taken within half an hour of food or liquid ingestion. The summaries from a list explain what you should do if you miss a dose, and what you should do if you accidentally overdose. It covers things you should avoid while using the prescription, and goes into detail about other drugs that can affect your prescription usage.

Side effects can also cause problems, even if an individual is only taking one prescription. You may need to list prescriptions you're taking to your doctor at your next checkup. If you experience side effects, your doctor can either help manage them or steer you toward a different medication that will offer the same benefits without the side effects.



Best Home Mortgage: Finding Your Rate

You have come to a decision: you need a new home to accommodate your new life. Your days have changed and you must find space. Tiny rooms and small corridors will no longer suffice. You need more. But you fear you cannot afford it. Your income is stable but not impressive enough for instant reward; your debt is minimal but still looms; and your expenses fluctuate with the months, demanding more and more. You feel any sort of purchase is beyond you. But, it doesn't have to be. You can create the best home mortgage for yourself. You simply need patience and an understanding of all things fiscal.

To begin, know precisely what your current worth is: detail your yearly income, credit scores, potential investments and debt. These numbers are essential. Without them, you will not be able to calculate what you can afford and what you should never attempt. Know yourself and your limitations. These will define your rates.

Also be certain that you learn the market. Determine the economy and its possible fates. Is it destined to falter or strengthen? Your predictions will prove invaluable, allowing you to create the best home mortgage for your future. You need to follow the trend and anticipate what you will be paying in the years to come.

Finally, you must decide which plan is best for you: a shorter term with higher interest or a longer progression with lower fees. Contemplate how long you intend to remain in your home. Which will best fit your needs? The difference is crucial in crafting a plan that will cost you the least amount of money (and the least amount of worry).

The best home mortgage is one that is tailored for you; but to find that requires an understanding of your present, your future and your desires. Let them each determine what you must do and what you can accomplish.


Above Ground Pools: Understanding the Value

It's happening again: the days are turning hot; the hours are dragging slow; and summer looms like a promise you don't wish to keep. The relief of winter is gone, as is the mild spring, and you're now left only to the approaching heat. It's too much. You can't bear it again, but you think you have no choice. The ocean is too distant and crafting your own oasis seems too expensive; a burden of dollars and time. But, it doesn't have to be. Above ground pools allow you to create the retreat you've always wanted, without emptying your savings or your patience.

There is a common misconception with above ground pools. They are considered to be the lazy alternatives, the secondhand decisions. They're named ineffectual and suffer comparisons to their grander siblings. The truth, however, is this: few budgets, or yards, can withstand the strain of in-ground pools. They are not necessary. Instead they become an overwhelming expense and an unneeded style. Above ground pools, though, offer easier values:

1. Cost: These selections are often priced well below in-ground options. Due to their materials and lack of complicated installation, they can be purchased by most. For families without pennies to spare, this can be ideal.

2. Immediacy: There is no surveying, landscaping or digging. There is no long wait for hefty results. Instead, an above ground pool can be set-up with little effort, allowing you to enjoy them without concern.

3. Size: Though some models can rival any in-ground selection, many of these pools are shaped economically. They will not dominate a yard, but will instead fit comfortably within it. This allows you to keep your lawn, not filling it to trenches as you carve the supposedly perfect escape.

Summer is coming and you want to finally meet it with a smile. Now you can!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Government

Election is over and now we can almost see the winners. In no time, we’ll have a new president and a new government. I just hope that the new government will be different from the current. And that the new president would live to his promises. I also hope that he will create more programs that will benefit the less fortunate like medical benefits (or even free Mesothelioma treatment), more jobs, high quality education, and programs that will help this country to move forward.

I hope to see our country to be there someday..one of the country in Asia that is respected and stands with dignity.

My 10th Photo

Sheez, it's been a long time since I post a tag here and now I'm posting my first for this year. I got his tag from Jona :)

Here are the RULES:

1. Look through your photo archives for the chosen blog and pull out the tenth photo you posted.

2.Tell us a little about it.

3.Tag five more players.

4.Let the fun begin!



Here's the tenth photo I posted on this blog. I begin blogging when I was preparing for my wedding so the very first batch of photos I posted here were all about my wedding. It was one of the happiest moment of my life.

Now, I tag you: Toni, Milet, Chris, Jacque, and Vannie


Sunday, May 09, 2010

Done.

I already finished my list for tomorrow. I know I’ve chosen the best candidate for the presidential position so I’m satisfied. I’m only doubtful on my list for the local positions I don’t know most of the candidates that’s why I had a hard time but I’m happy with my list. Now, I’ll just finished reading about thermogenic fat burners (one of the things I did while doing my list) then I’m off to bed. I have to wake up early so I can finish casting my vote early. Let’s all pray for the best people to win the elections. God bless the Philippines.

Let's Pray For the Best for Our Country

Tomorrow is our National Election Day. I believe most of us are waiting for what's about to happen. Some are scared of possible problems...AS for me, I'm praying that we will have honest, orderly, and peaceful election. And that people will vote wisely, according to their conscience and not be dawned by the hype of surveys. I'm praying that who ever wins, that person will lead the country with honesty, integrity, wisdom and faith in God. Let's pray for the best. Tomorrow, lets go out and vote wisely.

I'm working on it.

I saw an old friend today and she was really surprised to see me. She asked if I took apidexin because when she last saw me I was so big. I’m carrying a big tummy and I was walking like a penguin, lol! She can’t believe I’m able to lose weight that fast. Well, I did got rid of my pregnancy fats but I’m still conscious about my tummy. The one thing I’m really really wanted to get rid of. As of now, I can already wear all my jeans but there’s still my bulging tummy fat. I hope after doing sit ups and tummy work out, this will be gone in a few months, lol!

Happy Mother's Day!


We are not super heroes, we have our share of imperfections, we are just human beings capable of making mistakes..but we have the most rewarding job..to all moms out there, enjoy this day..Happy mother's day!


Sunday, May 02, 2010

Effective BUT Safe

Because of several kinds of weight loss pills that are out in the market, we should be prudent enough to choose the weight loss pills that work. Of course, a wise person should consider not just the result of losing weight but should also consider the absence of side effects when you take your choice of pills. Most of the weight loss pills have gastro-intestinal side effects such as diarrhea or hypermotility of the intestinal tract. This can make you dehydrated and therefore results to fluid and electrolyte imbalance in one’s body. Therefore, while we want to lose weight especially the obese ones, always consider weight loss pills that work without putting other systems of your body at risk.


Sunday Stealing: The Question Meme

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
~Yes, I'm married!

02) What was your dream growing up?
~Becoming a princess, living in a big palace with 100 servants, lol!

03) What talent do you wish you had?
~Playing a musical instrument

04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
~a Frappe from Starbucks

05) Favorite vegetable?
~String beans and broccoli

06) What was the last book you read?
~Exploring Worship by Bob Sorge

07) What zodiac sign are you?
~Cancer

08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
~None :)

09) Worst Habit?
~None

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
~Yes

11) What is your favorite sport?
~Badminton

12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
~I believe I'm more of a pessimist

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
~I don't know, maybe talk about anything

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
~Embarrassed in front of many people

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
~I guess nothing is weird about me

16) Do you have any pets?
~None

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
~I'll let you in and give you a drink

18) What was your first impression of me?
~I don't know yet...

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
~a chubby clown is cute but most of the clowns I saw wear makeup that are scary to kids.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
~My bust size, lol!

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
~Your conscience

22) What color eyes do you have?
~Black

23) Ever been arrested?
~Nope

24) Bottle or can soda?
~Can

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
~Save it until such time I already know where to use it

26) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
~Mall

27) Do you believe in ghosts?
~Nope

28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
~Bond with my kids

29) Do you swear a lot?
~Nope

30) Biggest pet peeve?
~None
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
~Simple

32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
~Absolutely

33) Favorite and least favorite food?
~Favorite food is fried chicken, and squash is the least fave veggie

34) Do you believe in God?
~100%

35) Will you join us this week for Wednesday Wickedness?
~I'll try...

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Naturally Healthy

There is a popular saying that says, “Health is wealth.” Because we are now living in a world where stress and pressures are encountered every day, we really need to keep our body in the best of shape. Stressful factors that we face include the increasing pollution in the air, the unpredictable climates and several unhealthy foods in the market. Nevertheless, we can make and maintain our body strong and healthy by being mentally and spiritually healthy. Of course, we need to have regular exercise, enough rest, avoid unhealthy foods, and take natural vitamin as supplement to our daily nutritional needs. With all of these in practice, we will be able to fight against daily stress and pressures and thereby keep our equilibrium.


A Bundle of JOY!


The pictures were taken just a moment ago..my little boy already knows how to look at the camera when I tell him that we're going to have a picture taking. Smart kid! lol!