7/28/08

Deal or No Deal?

I was in the kitchen cooking arroz caldo when I heard my wife shouting and screaming together with my son who was mimicking her. Well, they were just watching Deal or No Deal. Yes, we have it here in the Philippines at ABS CBN 2.It is hosted by Kris Aquino.It was the initial telecast and the first celebrity guest was Gabby Concepcion who is making a great comeback in the small screen via a teleserye being aired during primetime. The game was really exciting because there were four amounts left. The three being lower than P500 and one is worth P2, 000.000.00 that happened to be the biggest prize of the game. Gabby chose brief case #13 hoping that it was the right one. The excitement of the game was really on as Gabby went all the way, until three brief cases were left and the biggest offer was P513, 000.00.


Did he win the game? He said that he still did because he was able to make the crowd be in suspense of what his decision will be. Yes, everybody was entertained and Kris was thankful to him for it. Nah, he lost, and had P150.

The need for IT services

Why is there a need for IT services? Do you think that a small business like a grocery store or a stall in a department store has the requirement? It does actually. The payroll setup, accounting, cashiering and the like needs a program for it to be automated. That way, it will be easier and transactions can be paperless. Life would be easier for the owners. You might think how can small to medium sized businesses afford an IT department for the set up, maintenance and troubleshooting? Well, they do not have to have one. They can get it from outsource. Like in New York, there is NY IT Services , an IT consulting firm that can provide network support. They are the best persons to get in touched with especially if you are about to start say for example an online business. Remember, people are visual so an attractive web design would be best to attract readers and eventually turn them into followers and buyers. They also offer E-commerce services, Help Desk Support, Firewalls and Security Management and so many others. Rest assured that you get only the best from them as they have continuous training so that they will be able to provide the technology demanded by this modern world. You will always be at par with the competition if not at head with NY IT services by your side.

God is so Good!

God is so good all the time! Amidst all the trials that we encounter here on earth, there is still something good behind it.
I have not been really able to thank God and even blogged about my blessings that is why I think in some ways, He tried to remind me about it.

This blog is such a blessing to me and my family because as you know, I am being given the chance to write and be paid for it. No matter how big or how small, still it is a great help!
Two days ago, I received the waited e-mail that I am accepted in a blog advertising company that I think almost everyone who is monetizing their blogs would like to become member of. I was very happy. It said there though that it is not yet final.
Well, I must say, I became too proud and forgot to thank God for it?
Some not so good news came yesterday. I got worried that I might not be accepted anymore. Then, I prayed and asked God that hopefully, I will still be accepted.
I stopped writing the past days and waiting for Friday to come. But, God is Good all the time. I am about to turn off the PC when a message popped up! I got excited. It was the answer to my prayers. This blog was accepted and I was given the password to log in. Well, no assignments yet as those will be given every Fridays and Wednesdays.

Ask and You shall receive.
Seek and You shall Find.
Remember: God is Good all the time!

7/27/08

Manic Monday- Storm



By looking at the storm banner itself, I could imagine a dark, stormy night. During these times, I pray that there will be no more disasters as that of what happened during typhoon Frank, which caused a ship, sank. Hundreds of Filipinos died and I could feel the pain that their loved ones are still feeling right now. Much more, the victims’ struggle for life helplessly in that big ocean as they were washed away by the waves, drowned, their last breath taken away.

7/25/08

Still down but already up

Still down but already up! Is there something wrong with the title? We are like that sometimes, right? No matter how tired or sick we are, we have to get up and go on with the normal routine of our lives or else… Well, I am not completely fine yet but I have to go on and get up early in the morning…Oh, I would love to sleep more! It will be my fourth day in the office. One day to go and it will be my rest day again! No office during Mondays! Yipeee!!! Why I like to work during weekends? Less pressure because no bosses around! Therefore, even if I am still down I am already up.

Have to go! A great weekend everyone!



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Fun in winning

You could really find everything now at the World Wide Web. There are interactive games for kids. There are games for the older and more responsible ones too. I know someone who loves to play casino online. Might as well, he should get an online casino bluebook so that he would be guided on where to go to. There are many online casinos and it is better if he could play at the top ten sites. I am sure that he plays because he would like to win, right? In school, we have manuals. For casino players, the online casino bluebook is for you. Keep playing when there is fun. That means, win!

Keeping the Faith

My wife and I met in a church. Whenever we say this, the people ask, if at an Emergent Church. We were members of the church choir before and it became the way for us to be always in touched with one another even though we were from two different groups. Would you believe that she sang in the morning mass while my choir’s schedule is on the last mass. Because of this, she heard two masses every Sunday. One in the morning and one in the evening. We missed those days. We felt closer to the Lord. Well, at least it helped us not to forget our faith even amidst so many trials.

I was able to go through a site, Horizon.org wherein you could seek some inspiration or even advice by listening to Pastor Bob’s sermons. There are topics like I Want a Better Marriage, Gone with the old and on with the new and so many others. I think that it is a good site to go to especially if you are down and you need some enlightenment. Like if you would like to survive the waves being in that boat called marriage. Going to a church though and listening to the priest or pastor personally is better. Good news to those who would like to Find a Church in Rancho Santa Fe who would like to meet members of Horizon.org and eventually be part of their community. Go to 6365 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

7/24/08

You make me smile award



I would like to thank my favorite,Sandee for giving me this award. You really make me smile, everyday! So, let me give it back to you.

I would also like to give this to:

Sasha - you can find her at http://www.sashascorner.info/- Sasha's Corner.

Atniz- thanks for the wonderful comments.

Thank you all and keep smiling as you make me do!


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Career path

In terms of following a career path, I was so na├»ve as a child. I wanted to be a lawyer before like my late father. My classmates then would like to be a doctor or an engineer, a teacher, a nurse and so many other white collar jobs were mentioned. Nobody mentioned that he wanted to be a businessman and venture into real estate. But look at the more successful individuals. They are the ones who joined the investor’s world. I know someone who got rich selling lands. She was not even among the top of the class during college. Maybe she went to Nouveau Riche University that made her who she is now. There is really a future in real estate. My wife actually worked for a real estate/ construction company as an executive assistant. Too bad she is not one of the sales specialists. We could have our own house in a prestigious subdivision which was one of her previous employer’s projects. Well, she had not heard of Nouveau Riche University yet that time. Is she planning to pursue it? Not in the near future but she already advised her other friends to check it out. We are all not getting any younger .There are always rooms for second chances. Education and comprehensive training could be of help in anything that we want to venture on. Nouveau Riche University can give that.

7/23/08

I am getting old

After a two-day vacation, I got back to the office yesterday. Whoa! Lots of work to do! I really feel exhausted. It is true, as I mentioned in the previous post, I caught colds! Well I already told my officemate that he was spreading the virus because he was sneezing loudly, meaning, he got no handkerchief. I think, I got it from him. Well I started sneezing yesterday also but he was first! LOL! Anyways, I just have to take lots of fluids. But wait, my right hip is also aching. Would that be because of prolonged sitting or I am already getting old? Oh, if only I can run away from ageing. I missed my youth terribly. Late nights or even managing not to sleep for more than 48 hours. Yes, I used to do that when I was younger. However, our body is not like a well-oiled machine. Okay, I accept, I am getting old.



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Manage it

Sometimes I feel so tired that I wanted to just stop, take a rest and sleep the whole day. Then, the song or lyrics, “work hard for themoney…” plays on my mind. Then, I will get psychosomatic ailments like a headache that cannot be cured or stomach pains. I will feel anxious and do not want to talk to anybody. Worse, if I cannot keep it to myself and easily gets irritated, becomes short-tempered and the people inside the house will be affected. Then, I will realize…it is only about money. I can earn it. I just have to work harder. But then again, what if I needed it now, especially if the budget was not managed because of things beyond my control? Oh, during theses times, I would really like to stop all the worrying and just get a cash advance loan.

The above scenario happens to most people, including me. I know that getting a loan would mean paying for it but at least it could aid me in the present situation that has to be addressed. There are loan facilities that offer low rates so I just have to choose them. I would not want a loan that would mean a cyclical pattern of paying, getting a loan again then paying again and so on. I would prefer a controlled one.

What course to take?

Do you have loved ones who are yet to decide on what course to take up in College? Moreover, to select a university to go to. Would he prefer formal schooling or online? Or, if you would like to follow a second path. How about real estate? You might want to check Nouveau Riche university. Real estate has always been stable as there is increase in population meaning there should be more homes. More people means also that there should be more jobs so more buildings are also built and lots of infrastructure projects for a growing and progressing community. Yes, real estate is not only about selling homes nor land but the complete package that goes with it. If you have encountered these agents, all of them have different qualities on the way that they encourage a person to buy or invest in a property. You could tell that he came or not from Nouveau Riche.

Going to a real estate school is not only for the sellers as in agents who would sell but actually for the real estate investors. Getting into this business needs good machinery. Example if one is to go to the housing business, there are many points to e considered. Low cost or medium cost? Horizontal or vertical? How to go about the marketing? These questions and more can be answered at Nouveau Riche.

7/22/08

She called me sweetie

Do you read your comments? I am sure you do. Since there are only few bloggers who leave comments nowadays, you would really know who reads your blog and those who just drop by. I have nothing against them because I am a dropper too, huh!

I have a favorite blogger though it is given already. I bet many bloggers like her too and read her blog everyday! Why not? If you would like to start your day right, go to her site. You will not leave without a smile or moreover, if someone is with you while you read her posts, you might be thought of being crazy laughing on your own. Who is she? Who else but Sandee! Well, I really appreciate her comments whether it is long or short. She has this innate sweetness that touches my heart. On her last comment, she even called me sweetie! It gives me a feeling of closeness to her even if we were miles away and have not seen each other in person.

How about you? Do you have a favorite blogger too?



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In case of emergency

My friend called and was asking me if I know someone who could let her borrow like a payday loan that banks give. She has to pay utility bills, which are due already in a few days time. I suggested some banks and loan facilities and she said that she would just check it out. I am quite sad that I was not able to offer my help. Life is really hard and when emergency situations come, sometimes people are unprepared. One time one of my officemates hypothetically asked me if I could lend her a specified amount in case she will need it. I told her that I do not have that many cash. She wondered how it could be. Well, she is single and I am feeding a family, right? In addition, our salary seemed not enough now to support our lifestyle. Imagine, the cost of French fires is already good for one decent meal! Eh, my son eats two servings. I guess, we cannot afford now to go out more often. I cannot even commit a once a month treat! We are studying our weekly budget and we cannot dictate now the food that we would like to eat but the other way around.

A necessity

We went to fetch our son and we do not have a car. My wife warned that it might rain and suggested that we bring the umbrella. We just used our tiny motorcycle to carry the three of us going home. So, we did not bring any umbrella nor the raincoat of my son. It was sunny when he went to class this afternoon. The moment we arrived at the school, raindrops started falling. We waited for about one hour until the rain stopped. My son was already hungry and so was I. Finally, the clouds became clear and it was already four o’clock. My wife had not taken her lunch, I remembered because she is on a diet? Nah…She just chose not to cook and wanted me to treat her to her favorite chicken house. The rain had not stopped but not that heavy anymore. As one character in a hit movie said, it was just drizzling. No, we did not use the motorcycle, my wife and son rode a tricycle. Our child just came from terrible cough and colds so we did not like to compromise his health over a few bucks paying for public transportation. Finally, we were settled down and were able to fill our empty stomach. Oh, no, it started raining again. These were the kind of days that make me think of getting an auto loan for obvious reasons.

Goodnight in a while

My two days rest ends today and tomorrow is the start of the week of working again. What did I accomplish those past days? Not much. I watched lots of TV. Eat out with my family at our favorite restaurant. Now, I am planning to finish some tasks. I hope I can but I am already sleepy. We have a DVD of “23” starring Jim Carrey. I was planning to watch it but since this has somehow a touch of horror/suspense thriller, I might just beg off. He,he. My wife and kid are already sleeping. I am the only one awake together with the television, this computer, fluorescent lights and electric fans. Maybe, I will just touch one assignment then I will finally say it goodnight.


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7/21/08

Wordless Wednesday- Birds

They keep flying to find new spots where to graze the bottom

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Smart Broadband

I live in a subdivision where most houses are utilizing the Smart Broadband facility. That might be the reason the service is never down here. There was one time I had to call their Hotline because I experienced some technical difficulties but then again it was not because of a network problem but because of my own “wrong doings”. I am a member of the SmartBro users’ forum and there tips there on how to make the internet connection faster. I advise that you do not completely follow/listen what others have to say but trust SmartBro, instead.

My experience of using SmartBro? Not as fast as I expected but good enough. Better connections can be achieved thru DSL but then again, SmartBro has the best package of unlimited internet connection for only P999/ month. Besides the fact that it has the most number of networks installed meaning the widest coverage, wherever you are in the country. My friend who was in vacation in a far far away land saw a shanty with a SmartBro connection. Who can beat that?


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Manic Monday- Lick

The word for today is lick.

Upon reading it, something in my mind clicked.

I thought about the sink having some leak.

Oh, it is a different word…it should be lick.

American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share This

v. licked, lick·ing, licks

To pass the tongue over or along: lick a stamp.

  1. To lap up.
  2. To lap or flicker at like a tongue: The waves licked the sides of the boat.
  3. Slang To punish with a beating; thrash.
  4. Slang To get the better of; defeat: licked her weight problem.

Good for all

When it is rainy season, businesses seem to slow down. Especially those who operates outdoors or those who are practically selling on the streets. It is expensive to put up a concrete establishment especially for small-scale establishments. What do they do? They rent or buy Gazebos. I am sure that you have seen many of those especially at the sidewalks. I see many of these during Christmas or Holiday season when many stores open up. They just appear like mushrooms selling different kind of goods. If you would like bigger versions of Gazebos, you could check out Marquees. This actually can be used indoor or outdoor. I saw one during one of our company parties a few years ago. It was held in a very big place and to decorate or to at least have partitions of the area, marquees were placed. These can be very useful also during garden weddings and parties. Yes, it is not only useful during rainy season. Not everybody would like to take the heat of the sun, right? You could actually customize these. You could have tiled carpets in fabric or plastic instead of the cemented floor.

For gazebos, marquees and Market Stalls, go to crocodiletrading.co.uk and they might just have the answer for your requirements.

7/19/08

Have a good weekend!

Yippee! I finished all my deadlines for today. It is a nice feeling. Can I rest now? I feel tired. I think I cannot compose nor write a single thought now. I would like to apologize to all those who put me in their Google reader if I bombarded it with so many posts. I hope you understand. Please do not unsubscribe. Thank you, all and may the rest of your weekend be enjoyable!

:-)Adam




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The real estate agent

Real estate is one of the most profitable businesses in the world. Everybody needs a land, a home, a property. One of my office mates is now making selling low cost houses as a sideline. Recently, she had ventured into selling condominiums also and that one sold like Hot cake! No, it is not one Nouveau Riche Scam story. She has a target market and who are those people? Everybody in the building! She had sold more than five units already. That is quite a sum of money in commission! Not bad at all! There was one time when someone from the IT department went down and she asked if the IT person has a house and lot already. He said no, so she gave him flyers form her real estate portfolio.

How about you? Have you encountered real estate agents or do you want to become one? I suggest that you read on Nouveau Riche Scam blog. There you will find out information about real estate as a whole and different scenarios of the business. Moreover, you might want to enroll in a real estate university. I was able to work for a real estate company before. I was not one of the agents though because I was not into selling. I handle the purchasing of construction materials. I wonder, if I had become an agent, maybe I am richer now. No, it is not a Nouveau Riche Scam.

Who needs business loans?

Many people now are thinking of getting business loans. Why not? With this very expensive world, we need to search for extra means to support our way of living. What are the requirements of a business loan? Would you like to get one that has no application fees, no hidden charges, with free credit pull, will be approved within 24-48 hours and funded in as quick as one week? Visit AfsLoansOnline. They provide Unsecured Business Loans. Check out the 30 Second Pre-Application-No Obligation portion and you decide!

When it rains, it pours

This saying is true or has been experienced by almost everyone. Those points in your life that you feel very blessed. I can say that it is raining here and water is pouring in. Literally, two days ago we had a typhoon, Helen and thank God that there is no news of any destruction or sinking ship unlike what Frank had left. Going back to the topic, I am thankful that I got many assignments. Those may not be as big time as others may but it is helping us in a very big way. I then thought when was the last time that I thank God for my blessings? All I do is ask every time I pray. Now, I would like to bring back to Him all the Glory and praise and much thanks for all that He is giving us. God is so good all the time!




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They cannot tell

I am not really good in research and much more does not know how to write a Business thesis. I guess most people or students for that matter have the same predicament. Those subjects that require a thesis mean sleepless nights doing all the research to come up with a good one and eventually have a good grade. The dilemma of choosing a good topic is really exhausting. Moreover, if it is a group project. I had that experience in one of my subjects in college wherein there were five of us. Each one of us had a different idea. It was really hard. You have to look in so many books and interviews were also needed. The most dreaded part is the Research paper bibliography. It would really take patience, perseverance, and coordination for that thesis to be finished. I wonder if it is also happening today. With the advent of custom writing services, I think, there is less work for students. They just have to make sure that what they are going to submit did not come from Past dissertations. It is really amazing if your professor will not be able to distinguish if you were the one who wrote it or not.

7/17/08

Is there really a delay?

This is the first time I encountered that I have been paid already by a certain advertiser as seen in their website yet the amount has not been reflected in my paypal account. I can say this because whenever my friend transfers to me--paypal to paypal, this is real time meaning once she pressed the button transfer and it was confirmed to have been sent, it will actually be there at my account. But now, it says in one of my advertiser's payment summary that the amount has been paid but I have not received anything yet. Well, paypal has not e-mailed me also regarding the particular pay out. Maybe, it is still in process? Okay, I will wait until tomorrow and if it is not there yet, then maybe, rather definitely, I will check this and find out what could be happening.

The convenient way of paying

People do not like to go out with a bundle of cash in their bags. The use of credit cards are now the more secured way of paying for whether for shopping, groceries, dining, gym subscriptions and so many other types of establishments. Just like in our company, I can say that no one there does not own a credit card. That is why, a merchant account is very important for any kind of business, be it small or big. This will always be an advantage for obvious reasons right? If you go to a grocery store, which line has the most people? The counter that has a credit card machine! On the other hand, have you ever encountered a situation wherein you would like to buy a purchase with a very high price but you cannot because the store does not accept credit card? Whose loss is that? The merchant or the buyer? Who lost the possibility of getting a sale? It will always be the seller.

Whether it is an online business or not, I think that having a merchant account is necessary because of the above-mentioned reasons. Do you have a business? Does it accept credit cards for payment? If not, think again and act fats. You should get one or you never know how much you have lost already.

Sites within a site

My wife has wanted to take the PT boards but she cannot go to review school because she has to work. You know, both parents have to work nowadays to make both ends meet. So she said that she would just try to find a site that offers PT review or anything that could help her. She is even willing to pay for online review. But then again, she found a free website that has all the information she needs. Of course, you may say that the World Wide Web has a lot of free search engines but what she wants is something that is already there like a food that is served to be eaten. Maybe like a wiki. She is lucky enough to find wetpaint.com where there lots of free wiki available. She particularly found this Anatomy Wiki. What separates this site from the rest is that anybody can create a wiki and have a social network. There is a forum available for every site wherein the commentators can contribute more bites. The site has fun segments also like the “what’s hot” portion where you could take a quiz. Other tabs are for gaming, education and whole lot more other sites. I can say that this is a site that can also be called sites within a site.

No more quality time?

I am sad because I think I am not giving time to my family nowadays. Busy with work then if I am here inside the house, I still have to work again for extra cash. A laborer’s salary would never be enough to feed a family especially here in the Philippines. That is why, almost everybody has his own sideline, so to speak. I just keep quiet and do not argue anymore when they are demanding time. I just say to myself that what I am doing is for us.

Personal loans

Some people, that is including me, cannot get away from getting personal loans. Whew! Life is getting harder with the recent oil price hike and increase in the prices of the basic commodities followed. There are financial institutions that are easy on borrowers, there are others that still check the Personal Line of Credit. That is one of their requirements and sometimes not everyone can pass that. Good thing that they can still get Unsecured Personal Loans.

Thank you Entrecard!

I would like to thank all those who have been dropping their cards here and of course to Entrecard! I must admit, I am conscious with my statistics. However, I am not that industrious in blog hopping myself, I expect them to increase every week! That is all possible now through Entrecard. Now, they have this partnership with SezWho to encourage bloggers in really commenting or reading what is being written in each blog we drop on. Pretty clever, is it not? I have not signed up yet but I will in the future.

7/15/08

Wordless Wednesday- Kiping Flower

Pahiyas Harvest Festival's Huge


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Everything Football

There are many sites in the WWW where you could make friends. How about signing up and joining forums where you will be able to interact with people of the same interests? Like sports! Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. If you would like to get football picks, then there is one site dedicated for this. Yes, you will be able to chat with football fans all over the world sharing your opinions and excitement about the game. For college football picks, there are lots of members already! I am talking about addict sports. Everything football and baseball plus more, go to addictsports.com!



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7/13/08

Ms. Universe 2008

Another victory for Venezuela! Is the land really full of beauties? I think they have the most number of winners. We were watching it "live" at the Hallmark Channel and at the same time there is a broadcast by ABS CBN also. Hallmark of course was ahead and we learned that Ms. Philippines was not even included in the Top 15! It has been a long time that I have not watched beauty pageants. What can I say? Congratulations!
Dayana Mendoza


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The most effective

What are the things that you consider in buying a supplement be it vitamins, diet supplement, and the like? Do you read the labels? Do you actually believe what these supplements promise or you go out of your way researching first regarding its content? After all, you are going to take that into your body hoping that it will do good, right? Just like buying Colloidal Silver, be sure that the one that you are going to purchase is the most effective and safe.

There are many products in the market that are claiming to be True Colloidal Silver. However, a doctor’s advice or prescription is the best guarantee before you get one. You can do your own study also since information is readily available in the internet. You could also read some testimonies of those who have used this already.

This is actually the first time that I read about silver as a dietary supplement. It is not being taught in school like other vitamins and minerals needed by the body. What I know of silver is that of jewelry that I am very fond of wearing. I learned that we could take this in the form of Liquid Colloidal Silver.



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Child Psychology

I heard from my sister that her youngest son would not like to go to school anymore. At first, they thought or rather believed his alibi that his knees are painful. Next day he was having a headache. Then, he had a stomachache and so on and so forth. So many reasons that he made up but the bottom line is he does not like going to class.

When is the best time to put a child into formal schooling? When we were enrolling our own child for kindergarten, we were asked if he already knows how to read and write. What? I asked myself. The very thing that we are enrolling him there is for them to teach my child.

I let my kid enjoy his childhood. I let him play, eat, sleep and do kids stuff. On the side, we try teaching him the ABC’s, some nursery rhymes and the basics. When we feel that he was getting tired, we let him rest. We do not force him into things. We want him to be ready on his own. We realized it when we are about to toilet train him…No, we did not toilet train him. He was able to do it on his own. One time, he just told us that he would like to go to the bathroom and pee . And so with his talking. Honestly, we were surprised when he just spoke his first word. He did not baby talked.

I must admit, that we are quite afraid of what will happen next. Just like when my wife went to my child’s school and was told by the teacher that until now, our son has not been socializing with his classmates. Another thing is his short patience in writing. But then again…do we have to spank him for him to obey us or let him be?

Child psychology is difficult.


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7/12/08

Resort Like Rehab Center


Do you see the picture above? Is it a resort? Looks like one, isn’t it? I could imagine what a beautiful place it is where I could relax, exercise, think, recollect and have fun. Would you believe that it is actually an Alcohol Rehab?

I think that anyone who would like to recover would love to go to a place like the one mentioned above. You can find it at Cliffside Malibu. It is not just an ordinary rehabilitation center. As their slogan says, “Individual Treatment for Individual Addictions”. Whether you are looking for an Alcohol Rehabilitation center, treatment for drug addiction or for detoxification, you can find it there.

Talking about Alcohol Treatment, if you know someone who is drinking alcohol almost everyday and saying that it is just normal, then think again. It might be a cause for alarm. Every addiction starts with a hobby until it becomes a hard habit to break. How can you tell? Try asking him or her to miss one day of drinking, if he becomes angry with you or cannot do it even for just a single day, then he might be an alcoholic already.

When you find out that a friend or loved one is into substance abuse, give all the support and love that they need. Most importantly, seek professional intervention and send them to rehab.

7/11/08

Talk with someone

Sometimes when we hear of a couple quarrelling and in the verge of separation and worse, divorce, it seems like a normal situation. If they do not agree then it is just right if they separate ways first to think things over. If that does not work out, then the next thing is tearing that marriage contract. However, there is hope, really. A good support system composed of family and friends might suffice but going to a Marriage Counselor would be best.

There are many rules, suggestions, ideas, techniques, and approaches on How to Save Your Marriage. More importantly, the couple has to assess what is the problem and what are the factors causing the boat they are in become shaky. That way, they can find ways to prevent it not to happen again or at least control it. A Marriage Family Counseling really works for many. I just watched in our local news that a popular celebrity couple is going through it right now. Who wants to have a broken family? No one, right?

We cannot shy away from marital and domestic rifts but we should not let those be the reason for us to finally call it quits. As long as love is still there, it can still be resolved. Go, and talk with someone if you are in that situation.




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7/10/08

I love Entrecard

I did some dropping today and I saw many bloggers who have written about Entrecard. I would like to do my share too! Much as I want to drop by and leave comment to every blog, I cannot do so due to time constraints. That is why, I would like to thank Entrecard for its brilliant idea of "DROP". I can see that my site traffic also increased even though if I dropped 100, only 50% returns. That is okay than having no one visits my blog at all. I just hope that in the future, I will have many blogger friends. I have a few right now and I really treasure all of them.

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Stylishly healthy


Are you looking for prescription frames that go with the modern world? Then you should check out the Incredible Stylish New Frames From Zenni! Choose from a variety of color and designs that could accentuate your fashion sense. What more! It is very affordable. Because of this, Zenni Optical was on FOX news! It was featured there being a supplier of affordable eyeglasses. Its reporter saw the products herself. Would you believe? You could get Zenni Optical $ 8 Rx Eyeglasses! There is no reason now not to take care of and improve your eyesight.



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Life is becoming harder

There was a rollback in the prices of gasoline recently. We went to the grocery store today and my child’s cookies are more affordable compared to its price tag last week. I was able to canvass the rice prices per kilo at the public market and I did not see higher than P40. Will it continue or just temporary?

The value of peso to dollar and the gasoline/diesel prices dictate the Philippine economy. Once those two increases, the lifestyle of every Filipino worsen because that would mean basic commodities, canned goods, public transportation fare will go up. Life will become harder.


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7/9/08

Disability insurance

A doctor was shot on his hand and it affected him a lot in all aspects because he is not just an ordinary doctor but a surgeon at that. Sounds familiar? Yes, if you are also watching this medically inclined show, it was tackled in one of the episodes.Come to think of it, what if it happens in real life? Is there a disability insurance that would cover that?

What is disability insurance? I thought that it covers the loss of a part of a body or if a person is afflicted with a disease that made him stop working. True, it can be defined as that but to put it simple, it is the loss of capacity to work. Those days that you do not earn money are really hard to imagine. Example is physician disability insurance. Once a doctor encountered an accident or any sickness that would cause him to take a break from his practice, that would be covered by his disability insurance. Quite a good promise, isn't it? Especially for those who have their own clinics or who earns in a per operation basis, having this security is very much needed.

How long will the insurance company pay for the disability insurance claims? That is something that one should study before signing up for a program. For more information, there is a site that could help and where you can get a quote: http://www.protectyourincome.com.


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7/8/08

Wordless Wednesday- Surfer's Paradise

Summer Surfers Paradise 3


thank you to webshots.com

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Which one to choose?

There are many search engine advertising companies to choose from. However, which one to choose? If you would like to have your blog or site gain more traffic, it is true that you should have a search engine placement? All I know is Google and Yahoo. How about the paid ones? Do you know of any? I could not afford yet of a paid search engine advertising. For now, I have to do it myself, I guess by visiting more blogs to win some traffic.

A Busy Day

Hohummm.It is a beautiful morning. I still feel sleepy though but I had to wake up early. Got lots of things to do. I have to meet a deadline that I cannot do right now because the site where I will submit it is down. So, sad! What to do now? I guess, I have to prepare going to the office already .I have to get there earlier for my APE (Annual Physical Exam). I need it because from my sore throat two or three weeks ago, I still have this dry cough. The company doctor said that it could be an allergic cough so she gave me this antihistamine tablet. It is good but it makes me drowsy that is why I decided to stop taking it. Okay, bye for now…



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7/7/08

Perfect cash advance

Whether we admit it or not, we are somehow affected when we run out of money. There are times that we become hot headed or irritable. Worst, it would really ruin our days and the days to come are real gloomy until we have a better cash flow again.

You can start smiling again and get hold of the money you need. You can avail of a cash advance. Why not? If you are working and earning enough, do not be hard on yourself and instead keep going on. You might think that getting a cash advance might take long? Not anymore because there is a quick cash advance that you can avail from perfectcashadvance.com. Would you believe that you could even get it the next day? Application is online so you do not have to spend time traveling to apply for that cash advance. The processing is also fast as you would already know if you were approved or not. Number one quality of this facility is convenience in the real sense of the word. You know why? Once approved, the cash will be deposited in your bank account. Yes, you do not have to be absent from the office just to get it.

Are you short in cash? No worries! Get a perfect cash advance.



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7/5/08

Feeling Blue

I am feeling a little bit lonely, disappointed, and somewhat not so positive today. I really feel down. I would like to be like this and like that. As I go blog hopping, I saw many bloggers with great ideas and their blog is really filled with “content” and worth reading. I then thought, oh, I hope I could also write like them. I know, I might be pushing myself too hard. Blogging is supposed to be my diversion and not something to pressure me. Well, I just want to give it to everyone who drops by here and hoping that they could get something here. I am seeing blogging now as an opportunity to impart or to share anything of value whether to entertain, make someone laugh, to educate or to inform. Oh, yes…sharing life’s experiences can be a source of a moral lesson and/or inspiration. I just hope that I do although not all the time. That is why; I would like to thank you all, reading what I have been putting in this space. Thank you. Thank you. Yeah, I should stop feeling blue. Let it be yellow again!


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7/3/08

House rental

When you are going to rent a house, you need at least three months of payment. One month advance and two months deposit. It is the formula that works for almost all house for rent owners. I think that it is reasonable enough. We also rented once and our landlord was kind to return the deposit to us. That is after getting all the final bills like of electricity and telephone.

Other landlords require postdated checks for a year to be issued. Some just demands for one month advance and one month deposit.

One thing that anyone who would want to go into this business make sure of is : the one who would rent would at least have the ability to pay. There are many cases that some would get into the point of not being able to pay their monthly rentals anymore. Do not get too familiar or close with each other also because that could start the missing payments.

Well, for those who rent...there are many affordable housing programs available right now. Check them out. It is okay to start small. At least, you are paying for your own property.

7/2/08

CA-125 test

I got this one from my e-mail and this might be a useful information to all:

MEN SEND TO ALL THE LADIES IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK..... WOMAN SEND THIS TO EVERYONE!!
SIGNS OF OVARIAN CANCER

(Even In The Absence Of Ovaries)

An Eye-Opener On Ovarian Cancer

THIS IS A MUST TO READ TO THE END


I hope you all take the time to read this and pass it on to all you can. Send this to the women in your life that you care about. Years ago, Gilda Radner died of ovarian cancer. Her symptoms were inconclusive, and she was treated for everything under the sun until it was too late. This blood test finally identified her illness but alas, too late. She wrote a book to heighten awareness. Gene Wilder is her widower.

Kathy's Story: this is the story of Kathy West


As all of you know, I have Primary Peritoneal Cancer. This cancer has only recently been identified as its OWN type of cancer, but it is essentially Ovarian Cancer.

Both types of cancer are diagnosed in the same way, with the 'tumor marker' CA-125 BLOOD TEST, and they are treated in the same way - surgery to remove the primary tumor and then chemotherapy with Taxol and Carboplatin.

Having gone through this ordeal, I want to save others from the same fate That is why I am sending this message to you and hope you will print it and give it or send it via E-mail to everybody you know.

One thing I have learned is that each of us must take TOTAL responsibility for our own health care. I thought I had done that because I always had an annual physical and PAP smear, did a monthly Self-Breast Exam, went to the dentist at least twice a year, etc. I even insisted on a sigmoidoscopy and a bone density test last year. When I had a total hysterectomy in 1993, I thought that I did not have to worry about getting any of the female reproductive organ cancers.

LITTLE DID I KNOW. I don't have ovaries (and they were HEALTHY when they were removed), but I have what is essentially ovarian cancer. Strange, isn't it?

These are just SOME of the things our Doctors never tell us: ONE out of every 55 women will get OVARIAN or PRIMARY PERITONEAL CANCER.

The 'CLASSIC' symptoms are an ABDOMEN that rather SUDDENLY ENLARGES and CONSTIPATION and/or DIARRHEA .

I had these classic symptoms and went to the doctor. Because these symptoms seemed to be 'abdominal', I went to a gastroenterologist. He ran tests that were designed to determine whether there was a bacteria infection; these tests were negative, and I was diagnosed with 'Irritable Bowel Syndrome'. I guess I would have accepted this diagnosis had it not been for my enlarged abdomen. I swear to you, it looked like I was 4-5 months pregnant! I therefore insisted on more tests

They took an X-ray of my abdomen; it was negative. I was again assured that I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome and was encouraged to go on my scheduled month-long trip to Europe . I couldn't wear any of my slacks or shorts because I couldn't get them buttoned, and I KNEW something was radically wrong. I INSISTED on more tests, and they reluctantly) scheduled me for a CT-Scan (just to shut me up, I think). This is what I mean by 'taking charge of our own health care.'

The CT-Scan showed a lot of fluid in my abdomen (NOT normal). Needless to say, I had to cancel my trip and have FIVE POUNDS of fluid drawn off at the hospital (not a pleasant experience I assure you), but NOTHING compared to what was ahead of me.

Tests revealed cancer cells in the fluid. Finally, finally, finally, the doctor ran a CA-125 blood test, and I was properly diagnosed.

I HAD THE CLASSIC SYMPTOMS FOR OVARIAN CANCER, AND YET THIS SIMPLE CA-125 BLOOD TEST HAD NEVER BEEN RUN ON ME, not as part of my annual physical exam and not when I was symptomatic. This is an inexpensive and simple blood test!

PLEASE, PLEASE TELL ALL YOUR FEMALE FRIENDS AND RELATIVES TO INSIST ON A CA-125 BLOOD TEST EVERY YEAR AS PART OF THEIR ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAMS.

Be fore warned that their doctors might try to talk them out of it, saying, 'IT ISN'T NECESSARY.' Believe me, had I known then what I know now, we would have caught my cancer much earlier (before it was a stage 3 cancer). Insist on the CA-125 BLOOD TEST; DO NOT take 'NO' for an answer!

The normal range for a CA-125 BLOOD TEST is between zero and 35. MINE WAS 754. (That's right, 754!). If the number is slightly above 35, you can have another done in three or six months and keep a close eye on it, just as women do when they have fibroid tumors or when men have a slightly elevated PSA test (Prostatic Specific Antigens) that helps diagnose prostate cancer.

Having the CA-125 test done annually can alert you early, and that's the goal in diagnosing any type of cancer - catching it early.

Do you know 55 women? If so, at least one of them will have this VERY AGGRESSIVE cancer. Please, go to your doctor and insist on a CA-125 test and have one EVERY YEAR for the rest of your life.

And forward this message to every woman you know, and tell all of your female family members and friends. Though the median age for this cancer is 56, (and, guess what, I'm exactly 56, women as young as 22 have it. Age is no factor.

A NOTE FROM THE RN:


Well , after reading this, I made some calls. I found that the CA-125 test is an ovarian screening test equivalent to a man's PSA test prostate screen (which my husband's doctor automatically gives him in his physical each year and insurance pays for it). I called the general practitioner's office about having the test done. The nurse had never heard of it. She told me that she doubted that insurance would pay for it. So I called Prudential Insurance Co, and got the same response. Never heard of it - it won't be covered. I explained that it was the same as the PSA test they had paid for my husband for years. After conferring with whomever they confer with, she told me that the CA-125 would be covered.

It is $75 in a GP's office and $125 at the GYN's. This is a screening test that should be required just like a PAP smear (a PAP smear cannot detect problems with your ovaries). And you must insist that your insurance company pay for it.

Gene Wilder and Pierce Brosnan (his wife had it, too) are lobbying for women's health issues, saying that this test should be required in our physicals, just like the PAP and the mammogram. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO SEND THIS OUT TO ALL THOSE YOU CAN. BE IT MALE OR FEMALE, IT SHOULD NOT MATTER, AS THEY CAN FORWARD IT ALSO TO THOSE LOVED ONES THEY KNOW.

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH FORWARDING SOMETHING AS IMPORTANT AS THIS, HERE'S A LITTLE HINT THAT MAY ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR DECISION ~ JUST PRETEND THAT THIS IS A JOKE, WHICH IT CERTAINLY IS NOT, AND SEND IT OUT TO ALL THE FOLKS YOU WOULD IF IT WAS. THANKS



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Surf in!


It is summer time and where else it is best to spend it but at the beach! Enjoy water sports and play with the waves! I, myself enjoys this season a lot and would have loved to try those thrilling games in water. My friends and I even planned to go surfing but there is something missing. We do not have surfboards! Well we have to save some money to acquire one. Even though there are some places where you can rent it, having your own will be better especially if you are just a beginner. You need to practically use it the whole summer until you learn the basics of surfing. If you would like to become more skillful, that would mean more practice. That would need a durable surfboard.

Where to buy surfboards? Shortboards or longboards? Go to buyboardz.com. There you can find all kinds of surfboards that fit your requirement. Moreover, the prices there are lower! Imagine of up to 50$ discount or more! They also offer customization. I have seen those colorful ones and you can create your own design and let them make it for you! Another good thing about buyboardz.com is they will tell you what surfboard is needed depending on your level. If you are just a beginner, you must purchase a soft surfboard. I thought I could buy any kind of surfboard before. I am glad to have found this out.

Buyboardz.com is really the best place where you can buy surfboards online. If you would like to surf even if the waves are down, they have a surfboard for that. Check out the Stand Up Paddle Board. Some people make surfing as a form of exercise. This kind of surfboard can be used for that purpose.

Now, I am excited again to try surfing seeing these surfboards. How about you?




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How lovable can you be?

I have just finished blog hopping and I stumbled upon this quiz. I think this is fun.Try it! I got the results and it showed that 7 out of ten fell in love with me. That is a cool 70%. Is it true? I don't know... My wife will not like it if I discuss about my past, lol!

fun quizzes and meme for blog

Lets101 Quizzes - Fun Quiz




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7/1/08

Wordless Wednesday- Smile


source:Funlok.com

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Heads or Tails- Share a Summertime memory

Sunglasses, Swim suits, Sun blocks are the few things that we must have during summer. Are you one of those people who do buy swimwear every year? I know someone who used to do that for picture purposes, lol! You know, we all love taking pictures also, right? So, we would like it to be different every summer.

As of one summer memory I will not forget was during one of our semestral breaks. You are right, I am talking about more than a decade ago, he, he! It was 1995-1996, I think. I got to bond with my youngest sister and her friends. It was swimming everyday. Dining out.Parties… Oh, by the way, we were at the province during that time. I really enjoyed that summer. The proof? When I got back to town for the opening of classes, my classmates did not recognize me because I gain weight and totally tanned!



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