Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Blessed New Year to Everyone

New year is new hope, new phase of life, new challenges and new adventure. What lies ahead we are not sure, we do not know? But I know who holds tomorrow and I know he holds my hands and carry me through!

To all our friends here and there, thank you so much for all your comments and the friendship we have had here. I'm really blessed knowing you all here in the blogosphere! Thank you so much for all your visits.

Blessings to all of you this year and onwards. God bless you all!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Scenic Sunday

Scenic Sunday

We traveled a lot this week and bless people and children alike. We had parties here and there and gave gifts to the children especially the needy. We had a great time with them. And while traveling I took some pictures because the highway is so nice, wide and cool. It took us 2 hours or more to travel from our city to the villages and schools. We love to bless people and visit them too.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Skywatch Friday - The Dawn

Skywatch is still on, hurry and share your Skywatch photos this Christmas season. A blessed Christmas to one and all.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Word-Filled Wednesday

It's Watery Wednesday once again, time runs so fast, right? Anyway, this is my post for today's meme.

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Online Auctions

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Bidazzled. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Another thing that attracts me about Bidazzled is that this site is designed and created to help fund a lung cancer charity like "The Ruch Foundation". You can visit the ruch for more details. In the Phil. there were a lot of cases about lung cancer and just recently, a friend of ours died due to lung cancer. I'm glad that this site helps the lung cancer victims.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Yummy Sunday

Do you think this is yummy? Last month we had a chance to roam around and buy some some plants in a bucket because we don't have space for our plants except for those in pots. I was so glad to see this kalamansi. For Thai people it's only an ornamental plant. They thought it's poisonous, whaaahhh! Nobody dares to get and drink the juice of this kind of fruit. We bought the smaller pot and my kiddos enjoyed drinking the juice. It has a lot of vitamin c and very healthy.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Eating Fruits ...

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I love to eat red apples and other red fruits. I also love to eat red potatoes. I just wonder my kiddos didn't like apples so much, it's weird but I need to force them to eat. One of my dreams is to pick up some apples fresh from the tree, lol! It's kind of nice feeling I guess, if I go up to the tree and get some and eat, lol!

Apples have a lot of nutrients given if we take it. It sustains and keeps us going. I remember one time when I was still studying and taking my Bachelor's Degree. One of teachers told us that he was eating apple early in the morning to make his breath cool and to strengthen his teeth. He was so conscious about health and his body. And that's true, eating apples, tomatoes and other fruits make our skin healthy and makes us on the go.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday


This is my Mellow Yellow Monday post. Yellow here is very obvious. It also describes something. More Mellow Yellow Monday posts here.

Yummy Sunday

I'm sharing this photo because last time we ate in McDo and we got this burger. It's first time for us to have this kind of burger. We did not even ask because it will take time for us to explain, huhu! Anyway, it's still yummy though it's small.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Exploring the Lake- Watery Wednesday

This is my post for today's Watery Wednesday. Wanna join here? Try to click the link and join. It's easy and fun.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Yummy Sunday

When we came to Thailand, we were teased by some friends of this exotic delicacy - that we need to try. These are crispy grubs Thai food. My teenager and hubby tried because they were curious and they said, it's saucy and crispy. They like to try some but AJ was crying while seeing the beauty of that crispy thing. I didn't try either. Wanna try some?

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Friday, December 4, 2009

What to eat more or less???

There are certain that helps inflammation while there are others that lowers inflammation according to the news I've read just recently. Here's the news...

Food that lowers inflammation

Food that helps inflammation

Certain foods reduce inflammation, while others raise it. What to eat and what to avoid?

Inflammation, normally part of a healthy immune response, is increasingly thought to play a leading role in encouraging a number of major killers, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer's. Dangerous chronic inflammation occurs when the immune system stays turned on and starts attacking healthy cells and tissues-triggering, for example, cancer-causing genetic mutations or the bursting of artery plaque. What you eat, though, helps determine how much inflammation you produce. Certain foods promote it, while others are inflammation-fighting superstars, says nutritionist and family physician Ann Kulze, author of Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet. Some recommendations:

Try to eat more...

Omega-3 fats. These are among the most potent anti-inflammatory foods. Best sources: fatty fish like salmon and tuna; walnuts and other nuts; flax seed; and canola oil.

Colorful produce. Red onions, tomatoes, broccoli, red grapes, berries, and oranges all are packed with chemicals called flavonoids that have anti-inflammatory properties.

Herbs and spices. Ginger and turmeric, either dried or fresh, are among the most healthful spices. For herbs, sprinkle on some fresh rosemary.

Chocolate and wine. Red wine has anti-inflammatory chemicals like resveratrol. Dark chocolate-look for 70 percent or higher cacao-protects against inflammation, and research suggests that hot cocoa does too.

Eat less on...

Omega-6 fats. They trigger the body to produce pro-inflammatory chemicals. Oils rich in omega-6 fats include corn, safflower, and vegetable oils; mayonnaise; and many salad dressings.

Trans fats. They're disappearing from packaged foods as more and more research shows they drive inflammation. And now they're on nutrition labels, so they're easier to avoid.

Rancid fats. Don't heat oil to the point that it's smoking, since that oxidizes fats and turns them into inflammation boosters. Also, avoid old peanut butter and that chocolate bar stashed away for years in your pantry.

White starches. Flour, sugar, white rice, and instant mashed potatoes, for example, all cause quick spikes in blood sugar levels, causing the production of advanced glycation end products that spur inflammation.

Animal fats. Foods high in this fat-egg yolks, red meat, poultry skin, whole-milk dairy products-also contain high amounts of arachidonic acid, a molecule used by the body to create inflammation.

Excess alcohol. Avoid drinking more than one or two alcoholic beverages a day; too much alcohol can cause changes in the intestinal lining, allowing bacteria to pass through into the bloodstream, triggering inflammation.

Hope you enjoy reading this post. I've read it from the yahoo news and shared it with you. We need to be careful of the food we eat for our own benefit. Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Aloha Friday

It's my first time to join here. I get excited to post because Christmas starts to knock on our doors. It's fast approaching and it can't be stopped. It will really come. But what Christmas is all about? Anyway, I'm following the role here so here's my question:

Do you celebrate Christmas in your country?

Here in Thailand Christmas is not a big deal. It is not celebrated unless they are believers. On Christmas day everybody is busy going to school or for work. It's just a normal day for them. When I was teaching in the school before, I felt bored of going to school on Christmas day, I don't feel good but I don't have any choice.

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