Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Strawberry My Favorite Fruit

           This Strawberry makes me go crazy,  it's the only fruit that I used to miss so much when i haven't eat it for a while.  When I think of it I got a very watery mouth...hmm very delicious specially icecream flavored it.  Here in our country Baguio City produces most of the strawberry because of the climate.  When choosing strawberry have the full red colored and avoid that are uncolored.  Here are some facts about my fav fruit Strawberry. 
  • According to Dr. Barry Sears in his book 100 zone foods " a strawberry is superstar when it comes to anti-oxidant power".  
  • 1 cup of strawberries gives 140% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.
  • Research shows that flavonoids quercitin and kaempferol keep bad cholesterol from oxidizing and damaging the artery's wall.
  •  Strawberry also contains ellagic acid which act as scavenger to bind cancer-causing chemicals making them inactive.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Great Gift to Give

            I wonder what's best gift to give?  So I make my own list's, here try to absorb some.

  • Smile.
  • Give an expected kiss....
  • .....or a warm hug.
  • Mail an expected and caring letter to an old friend.
  • Pass on some good news. Don't pass on gossip.
  • Wave and smile to the people you don't talk much.
  • Say something nice to someone or affirm them.
  • Whistle when you are feeling down.
  • Allow someone's mistake...nobody is perfect.
  • Forgive an old grudge.
  • Free yourself of envy and malice.
  • Say "please".
  • Say "I love you" often
  • Never miss an opportunity to be affectionate to your loved ones.
  • Be a friend.
  • Be optimistic.
  • Be kind to the needy.
  • Give blanket to homeless people.
  • Be genuine
  • Make time for your kids.
  • Talk to a lonely child.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Best Christmas Gift, Ever

            I wonder what gift would I give to may inaanak, friends, family, my kids, etc...this coming yuletide season.  I'm thinking of  inexpensive gift but wrapped in a  beautiful wrapper;  Maybe an expensive gift wrapped in a simple wrapper or a gift that is priceless but not wrapped.  Whatever we choose the most important here was a gift that comes from the heart, a gift that cannot be measured of how much?, how beautiful it was?, best thing was the thought of sharing no matter how big or small our presence.  Hmm let us also not forget how God gave His priceless gift that has not been wrapped.  It is the most beautiful gift that human life ever received.  Let us not forget the true essence of this seasons...It is God love's for us that even we don't deserve this gift, He still gave it for us.... How wonderful this gift we have,  His only begotten son.  That sometimes or should i rather say most of the time we took for granted because it is unwrapped but if we try to look it in we see how great that give we have.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Divisoria Shopping?

         Christmas is approaching haayy....time to begin your list for shopping.  List of your inaanak, friends and planning for early shopping to buy gift for them.  You should not be left behind, but you have to think of your budget. You have to plan ahead where you can buy your gift that has quality and reasonable prices, ohhh it's hard to say quality, but cheaper (that's why you are planning).  Ask for me sometimes I shop in Divisoria you can also find good stuff there as long as you know how to choose carefully.  I used to go in 168 in Divisoria, there you can find imported and good stuff in a reasonable prices.  But you have to be early because there's a lots of people when you came late in the morning.  People there are keep on coming and coming specially in this seasons. When I come there, I used to have some list, so I would know how many kids will I consider to buy including their age.   They say: "be careful also to wear so many accessories while you were shopping,  you should dress-up simple because so many thief there and pick pockets". But still I want to do my shopping at 168 in Divisoria.  It was really a great experience buying my own stuff there.(",)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Power of Prayer

       Bible says that prayer can move mountains.  We pray for faith for all circumstances, most especially in the bad ones where we are tempted to doubt God's presence.  God is always in control.  Trials are really a reaffirmation of God's love, although they come to us wrapped differently.  Yeah everybody was tempted, but not more than our strength.  God is fair, He will not give us trials more superior than our strength.  For everything happens for a reason's.  Maybe now we don't see what it means into our life because we are in great pain trying to overcome what we have right now, but sooner we will understand why those things need should happened.  I too don't have that much patience especially while I'm in pain, but in a way of process it can be learned.  Even in the dark side of our life we must trust God, that in a way out there- there is light.  We have to pray and seek God's presence.  Most specially when trials is on our face trying to swallow us a whole, just close your eyes and trust God and leave it all to Him.  And when you open your eyes  you will see that it is all right, then you realize how powerful your prayer is.

Friday, November 20, 2009

"Life is Short"

       They say: "Life is short" really it was.  We are all traveler's in this world and life is one great journey.  In our life people come and people go, and few of them remain into our heart.  But one thing I have learned that fate has given us chance to show our feeling and a chance to say how much you love and care for the people you love most.  Don't let it pass for we live a short life. We never knew what happens next, today they are still with us, but tomorrow gone, who knows about it?  Today say: "I love You" to all the people you love most, sometimes it's not enough that we only show it, we also have to say how much we love them.  Show also you care for them it's also not enough that we say it, but we have to show some proof  that we really do love and care for them.  For we live a life that is short and that in right time journey ends.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stages of Grief

       How would you define grief? -The loss of someone or something to which a bond was form; Persons reassess personal definitions in the face of great pain.   There are stages of grieving: denial, anger, grief and acceptance.  Denial when you say: "this isn't happening to me";  Anger when you say "why is this happening to me";  Grief when you feel your heartaches so much that seems it's the only thing you see;  Acceptance when you feel that your ready for whatever it takes now.  Once you reach the stage of acceptance, you will begin to feel whole again.  When you are feeling of your heartache shows you're in grief stage.  You have made a lot of progress.  If your feeling anger that's okey, it tends to overlap.  Moving forward is to embrace your pain.  If you feel like crying  go ahead .  It takes more courage to shed tears than to swallow them.  Have the humility to cry, have the strength to weep for as long you need to.  Feel your pain, just let it come to you.  Think what you've lost, feel the emptiness and heaviness into your heart.  Weep as long as you feel there's drop of pain left inside you, soak it out it doesn't matter how long it takes, stop only when you feel better.  Don't be in a hurry have patience...time will heal every wound no matter how deep- it will surely heals in God's perfect time.  In my life I have so much...and in these stages out of my knowledge I have been through it.  I always admire people after they fall down they always have the courage to stand up where they fell and move forward and begin again. Anyway what happened- it happens we cannot change it,  the only thing we can do is to accept things as it is.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November 1st

        I used to light up candle's in-front of our doorstep at home every 1st day of November.  I do it for my relatives and others soul that has been forgotten with their loved ones.  But two years ago it changes because now I light up a candle also for my dad, who passed away at the age of 52 last October 3, 2007.  Hmmm...I miss my dad so much.  I grow up without him because he used to work abroad away from us.  We don't have so much time to spend together while growing up and when he finally decided not to work abroad just a little time we spent together and then he pass away.  I felt deep sadness remembering without him now, but when I saw these kids in costumes with a small basket with different sort of candies having some fun out of the blue it cheers me up.  I've realized that I have to move forward life must goes on, no matter what....anyway life is really like that, there are no happy ending.:(

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bonding Time

               Bonding time with my family, were having a foot massage.  Looks like Rico my eldest having fun with it and my daughter Rizza feels like someones tickling her down there.  Hmm feels so good having great bonding time with my kids and my husband Ric.  Look at those precious's priceless,  I'm glad GOD  had given me a chance to have it.  I've gave up everything for them including my own personal dreams and aspiration in life, now they are my life.  Sometimes I think if it is right or worthy after all because my life ended up and start it with them...but when I see their smile with glow in their eyes I can that it is all worthy.  :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Honeys From Bees

            I was skeptic when I learn from my mom that honey is good for boosting the immune system and can help up heal wounds.  But I tried it to my son that since birth has skin allergy and easy to catch up colds and flu that trigger his asthma even with vitamin C intake.  I used to mixed one tablespoonful of honey in his glass of milk everyday,  and I was amazed with the results because his skin improves and whenever he got runny nose that turned into colds he easily recovered without any taking medicine. I'm glad I have tried it and I'm very happy with the results.  
           Honey from bees is all natural that can help us boost up our immune system.  "The antibacterial properties of honey may clear  infections in wounds, and the anti-inflammatory action of honey may reduce pain  and improve circulation which hastens the healing process";  According to Dr. flavors. The color and flavor of many honeys says that the darker the honey, the more it is to taste stronger and more robust. The lighter colored honeys are usually more delicate and sweeter.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Good Food for Kids

           Now a day's kids are very choosy on what to eat, but as a mom of two kids I always want to know if my kids are eating right; Whether it is good or junk food.   I used to choose what my kids should eat whether it is a meal, merienda, or baon for school.  In the morning I cook them greasy food like bacon, egg, or ham because oily food's help them gain energy that must be needed for a busy day, aside from it is the most important meal of the day.  And  for baon in school I gave them sandwich, biscuits, water, tetra pack juice, and sometimes a piece of fruit. I used to have their water and I tell them to drink a lot of it, for them to avoid dehydrated.  I don't let them drink anywhere except for bottled water.  It's really a tough job being a mom, you have to think every day all of this stuff for them to make sure that they are eating the right food.:D

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bagyong Ondoy

       Nagdulot ng  napakalakas na ulan at matinding pag baha sa kalakhang Maynila at sa karatig probinsya ang bagyong Ondoy noong ika-26 ng Setyembre, 2009.  Sa loob ng siyam na oras, nagbaha sa iba't ibang lugar at nagbunga ito ng pagkasawi ng 288 katao at pagkawala ng tahanan ng maraming Pilipino. Pagkatapos manalasa sa Pilipinas, dumaan ito sa Biyetnam, Kambodiya at Laos at nagdala ito ng malaking pinsala sa mga bansang yaon.  Isa ito sa pinaka malakas na bagyong dumaan sa Pilipinas....isa rin itong malungkot na pangyayari sa aking mga kababayan na nawalan ng tahanan, mahal sa buhay, ng mga ari arian higit lalo higit sa mga maralita.
       Nasaksihan ko ang paglaki ng ilog na malapit sa aming tahanan, mistula itong karagatan at may napalakas na alon na labis na nagngangalit.  Kung titingnan mo ito sa mga araw na nakalipas makikita mo itong payapa at walang ano mang badya ng sakuna subalit sa araw na iyon na aking nasaksihan ang paglaki ng tubig sa ilog ay nanginig ang buo kung katawan at mistulang lahat ng nakakita ay tulala walang masabi kundi "Dios ko sana tumugil na ang pag ulan".  At pag lipas ng matinding pag-ulan at pagbaha masasaksihan mo ang mga tao, mayaman man o mahirap pantay pantay putikan nag lalakad sa kalsada palabas ng kanilang mga tahanan upang maghahanap ng pagkain maari nilang mabili, maibsan lamang ang kanilang gutom.  Tunay nga na walang magagawa ang tao pag ang kalikasan na ang nagngalit.  Sana huwag ng maulit ang ganitong pag-ulan at pagbaha, subalit tanging sa Dios lamang tayo maaring umasa.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Love Yourself

        Sometimes we pretend to be someone we're not, we think that we are more beautiful or lovelier in eyes of  other if we pretend someone else we are  not.  Some people think that they are not to be loved because they are overweight, maybe too short for normal height, not good looking, etc.  Oh please these are all physical and there are more valuable than this; Just be yourself.  But no matter what, we should always remember that we are all unique individuals  all created equal with talents so be not bothered by physical aspect after all it is how we live our life's that make us remarkable.  We can stay beautiful in our own way just feel free of it and make positive thoughts in your mind.  Love yourself...this is the great gift we can give to ourselves.  How?  Do things you  love to do, but remember to do it without stepping in others foot;  Show respect in every individual;  And love your family.  As you love,  you can give the love that your family needs if you feel a whole being as a person because you can't give what you don't have.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


       What can we buy at the grocery store that  help us stay young?  Actually a lot of stuff now in the market offering rich in antioxidants.   "Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. When our body cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals  which can cause damage".  Antioxidants act as "free radical scavengers" and  prevent and repair damage done by these free radicals.  We have to pick some sort of foods that are rich in antioxidant like Garlic, Broccoli, Tea and Coffee, Carrots, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Citrus Fruits, and Green Leafy Vegetables;  And avoid processed foods because they produce free radicals in our body and destroy our cells.  Antioxidants also enhance immune defense and lower the risk of cancer and infection. 
Citrus Fruits
I can assure you that eating the right kind of food will not only stay us young, but healthier.  What we eat will affect on how we look  the more healthy food we take the more we look younger and healthy.

Be Beautiful!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fight Arthritis: 10 Foods That Help and Hurt |

Fight Arthritis: 10 Foods That Help and Hurt |

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        I was inspired by this food that may fight Arthritis.  Hence, it was not me that suffering on it, it just happen  last night I saw my husband grandmother suffering from it and I saw her struggling and in great pain on it. She almost scream and grasping my hands because of pain, she told me that her veins from her leg muscle are like hard woods that keep on going up and up. And her daughter bring some lukewarm water in a small basin with salt and soak her left foot in it. They say that it can relieve the pain from her vein to her muscle and after that they spread some liniment cream on it.  Whew...that was so difficult for me to watch and I come to realized what if I  grow old and suffer from really feels me more weak then, so I decided to surf some stuff from how to prevent it or maybe some sort of relieve that makes their diet.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Peace Of Mind

        Peace of mind is the greatest asset we can have for happy living and we can only achieve this by having a life with God.  This is an inner victory  which only comes from knowing God intimately, and knowing Him is the beginning of Wisdom, as we strive our daily life even in little things we all need this so-called wisdom.
      When I was younger I used to dream a lot and achieve a lot.  Nobody and nothing can stop me for having what I really wanted in life.  Just to say that I achieve my goals and  I'm successful I do whatever I want to do, but there was certain circumstances that come along, that I was must used my wisdom from my knowledge.  In that certain time I can't let go of it, knowing that it will do good for me...only for me; Without thinking other people that may hurt.  That's my knowledge...things that matter only for me and would only benefits me, but other may suffer.  Deep inside I was struggling and I can't help it, I know what's right from what is wrong, but I can't help it,  but keep on doing what I really want even it may cause pain to other.  Suddenly I ask God to enlighten my decision, and without noticing that following what GOD wisdom may cause me so much pain...and yet feeling relieve and success. And now I'm living my life with confident that I succeeded  that challenge once in my life; because I followed my wisdom that comes from God, I praise Him because He actually curved it into my heart and now I'm living a happy life that God had chosen  for me to live.