Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
1. Coffee and Tea. Caffeine addicts might cringe, but the dark pigmentation in these popular morning beverages can stain your teeth. "The rule of thumb is that anything that can stain a white t-shirt can harm the color of your smile," says Austin. If you consume these beverages daily, you may lose your white smile. Fortunately, these types of stains can be removed easily with a professional cleaning from your dentist. You should also be aware of how much sugar you're adding to your coffee or tea—too much can contribute to cavities.
2. Red Wine. It may be good for the heart, but red wine is bad for maintaining a bright smile. The red color can discolor your teeth over time, giving your smile a dull appearance. The same goes for dark berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
3. Dark Colas. Dark colas are just as bad for the color of your teeth as coffee and teas. Most sodas are acidic and have a high sugar content, both of which can rot your teeth over time. If you don't brush or rinse your mouth after drinking colas, the acid and sugar will continue to stick to your teeth long after you finish the drink, and they'll continue to do their dirty work.
Lots of sugar and acid in the following three foods could give you fewer reasons to smile.
4. Chocolate. Like coffee, the dark and rich texture of certain types of chocolate can wear away and discolor the tooth enamel. The high sugar content also leads to cavities and decay if teeth are not properly brushed
5. Candy. It's well known that the sugar content of candy can erode the teeth's enamel and lead to cavities, but biting down on hard candies can also cause fracture lines or chips in your teeth, ruining the overall appearance of your smile.
6. Citrus Fruits. Fruits such as lemons and limes are highly acidic. If acid frequently comes into direct contact with the teeth's enamel, over time, it can erode your teeth by causing craters, notches, or holes.
"The family proclamation states that a husband and wife should be equal partners. I feel assured that every wife in the Church would welcome that opportunity and support it. Whether it occurs or not depends upon the husband. Many husbands practice equal partnership with their companion to the benefit of both and the blessing of their children. However, many do not. I encourage any man who is reluctant to develop an equal partnership with his wife to obey the counsel inspired by the Lord and do it. Equal partnership yields its greatest benefit when both husband and wife seek the will of the Lord in making important decisions for themselves and for their family."
"The purpose of Relief Society, as established by the Lord, is to organize, teach, and inspire His daughters to prepare them for the blessings of eternal life."
To fulfill the prupose of Relief Society, the Lord has commissioned each Relief Society sister and the organization as a whole to:
1. Increase in faith and personal righteousness.
2. Strengthen families and homes.
3. Serve the Lord and His children.
"Each one of these responsibilities supports and reinforces the other two. When we increase our faith, the result of that effort strengthens our family. When we serve the Lord and His children, our faith and capacity for righteousness increase."Julie B. Beck, "Fulfilling the Purpose of Relief Society".
• Are you available? No.
• What is your age? Come closer to me and I will whisper it to you :-)!
• What annoys you? Inconsiderate neighbors next door.
• Do you know anyone named Billy? Yes, my Dad's close friend.
• When is your birthday? Third month of the year...just guess the day :-).
• Who is your best friend? My husband, and my mother
• What's your favorite candy? Chocolate, but it has to be sugar-free!!
• Crush? As in the soda? No!
• When was the last time you cried? The other night when hubby annoyed me with stupid questions.
• Do you daydream? Before...now am so busy to do that, LOL!
• What's your favorite kind of dog? Pug, I just love it! I think it is cute!
• What day of the week is it? Wednesday...
• How do you like your eggs? Sunny Side up.
• Have you ever been in the emergency room? Yup, three times..
• Ever pet an elephant? No, never will!
• Do you use fly swatters? Yes, I do.
• Have you ever used a foghorn? Not yet.
• Is there a fan in your room? In my bedroom and living room...yes.
• Do you chew gum? Yup!
• Do you like gummy candies? Not really!.
• Do you like gory movies? I don't!
• How are you? I am fine right now...
• What's your height? Average height of Filipino.
• What color is your hair? Black.
• What's your favorite ice cream? Buttered Pecan
• Have you ever ice skated? Yes!
• Ever been in an igloo? No.
• What's your favorite Jelly Bean? Cinnamon.
* Have you ever heard a really hilarious joke? Absolutely :-) when it is from friends or family members!
• Do you wear jewelry? Yes.
• Who do you want to kill? Mosquito.
• Have you ever flown a kite? Yes.
• Do you think kangaroos are cute? I don't think so!
• Are you laidback? Yes.....
• Lions or Tigers? Neither.
• Do you like black licorice? Yes.
• Favorite movie as a kid? E.T..
• Ever shopped at Moosejaw? Never heard of that before!
• Favorite store at the mall? Dillard's
• Do you have a nickname? Yup, who don't have?
• Whats your favorite number? 7, I guess!
• Do you prefer night or day? Night.
• What's your one wish? To live off of my writing.
• Are you an only child? No, have four siblings.
• Do you like the color orange? It's okay!
• What are you most paranoid about? I have quite few of them.
• Piercings? None, never will!.
• Do you know anyone named Penelope? No, maybe Penelope Cruz, the actress!?
• Are you quick to judge people? No, cannot really judge the book by it's cover.
• Do you like Quaker Oats? Not really!!
• Know anyone that makes quilts? Yes...my mother in-law
• Do you think you're always right? No.... wished I am!
• Do you watch reality TV? Not anymore..
• Reason to cry? Onions make me cry without any reason at all LOL!.
• Do you prefer sun or rain? Sun!
• Do you like snow? Yes, only on the first day it falls.
• What's your favorite season? Spring.
• What time is it? 5:25 pm
• What time did you wake up? 7am.... everyday
• Can you ride a unicycle? No!
• Do you know anyone with a unibrow? No.
• Uncles do you have? Have three.
• What’s the worst vegetable? I can't think of any...
• Did you ever watch Veggie Tales? Yes, with my son...
• Ever considered being vegan? Sure, why not?
• What's your worst habit? Staying up late at night.
• Do you like water rides? Yes, I do!
• Ever been inside a windmill? I didn't know you can go inside of it.
• Have you ever had an x-ray? Yes, many times...that I lost track of it
* Ever had an ultrasound/sonogram? Yes, both of them aside from x-ray.
• Ever used a Xerox machine? Oh yes.
• Do you like the color yellow? Sure.
• What year were you born in?: Of the Monkey
• Do you yell when you're angry? Only during the wrong time of month.
• Do you believe in the zodiac? Not really!
• What's your zodiac sign? Pisces
• When was the last time you went to the zoo? Last year, at the Richmond Zoo with my family
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"What more can a husband do to support his wife, the mother of their children? First, show extra appreciation and give more validation for what your wife does every day. Notice things and say thank you—often. Schedule some evenings together, just the two of you.
"Second, have a regular time to talk with your wife about each child's needs and what you can do to help.
"Third, give your wife a 'day away' now and then. Just take over the household and give your wife a break from her daily responsibilities. Taking over for a while will greatly enhance your appreciation of what your wife does. . . .
"Fourth, come home from work and take an active role with your family. Don't put work, friends, or sports ahead of listening to, playing with, and teaching your children."
M. Russell Ballard, "Daughters of God," Ensign, May 2008, 110
"President Gordon B. Hinckley believed in the healing power of service. After the death of his wife, he provided a great example to the Church in the way he immersed himself in work and in serving others. It is told that President Hinckley remarked to one woman who had recently lost her husband, 'Work will cure your grief. Serve others.'
"Those are profound words. As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness.
"President Lorenzo Snow expressed a similar thought: 'When you find yourselves a little gloomy, look around you and find somebody that is in a worse plight than yourself; go to him and find out what the trouble is, then try to remove it with the wisdom which the Lord bestows upon you; and the first thing you know, your gloom is gone, you feel light, the Spirit of the Lord is upon you, and everything seems illuminated' (in Conference Report, Apr. 1899, 2–3).
"In today's world of pop psychology, junk TV, and feel-good self-help manuals, this advice may seem counterintuitive. We are sometimes told that the answer to our ills is to look inward, to indulge ourselves, to spend first and pay later, and to satisfy our own desires even at the expense of those around us. While there are times when it is prudent to look first to our own needs, in the long run it doesn't lead to lasting happiness."
"What can children, even young children, do [to help their mothers]? Now, you children, please listen to me because there are some simple things you can do to help your mother.
"You can pick up your toys when you are finished playing with them, and when you get a little older, you can make your bed, help with the dishes, and do other chores—without being asked.
"You can say thank you more often when you finish a nice meal, when a story is read to you at bedtime, or when clean clothes are put in your drawers.
"Most of all, you can put your arms around your mother often and tell her you love her."M. Russell Ballard, "Daughters of God".
I bet my son would be very amazed to see his favorite characters; he adores Winnie the Pooh. The whole family loves the Blizzard Beach. Because of it's freak winter storm blanketed the with snow. The normal temperature was perfect for swimming and skiing at the same time. I would really like to experienced that someday! They love everything in there especially the Downhill Double Dipper, Slush Gusher, Teamboat Springs, Cross Country Creek, and Tike's Peak. They said they would love to go there, again with us. I couldn't wait.
The whole experienced was very magical. I bet it was. The whole week of their vacation was also spent at the Animal Kingdom, Epcot Theme park and of course with all the shopping, dining out and just being one with another were all great! What about you? Would you like to experience that too with your family? If so, why not book you reservation now for there are plenty of deals they are offering right now. Go and check OrlandoFunTickets.com for they have the great and amazing discount Disney tickets all of the Disney Parks in Orlando, FL!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Below is how we usually watch movies:
Red Box: This is how we rent movie now; it is cheap ($1.05) and easy; you can even go online and reserve the movie or go to the nearest grocery store like Walmart and vend the movie of your choice.
Blockbuster: We still do this every once I awhile especially if we want to more movie choices. Yup, you need to be a member to avail their special deal.
Netflix: We did this before, but decided to switch back to Blockbuster because there is one near our place.
Collection: We tons of movie collections, and we also watch them an an alternative to newly released movies
Theater: We used to watch movie at least twice a month, but when our little guy was born, we never had a chance to watch it; We tried once and it was very embarrassing because he was loud and couldn't stand the long hours sitting.
Snacks: We do eat pop popcorn when we watch movie, whether at home or at theater.
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Sunday, May 24, 2009
You Communicate Clearly
You're the type of person who thinks before you talk. You speak in an ordered, insightful, and concise way.
You speak authoritatively and with conviction. If you take the time to say something, you stand behind it.
You only say what you need to. You believe that your words are strongest when they're not diluted.
When you have a lot to say, you map out your words ahead of time. You prefer to speak in bullet points.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
The reasons for the stress may be, however, a little more surprising. Here are several reasons for our stress when we move.
Our homes provide security. They shelter us from the elements and from the outside world. When we make a move, we are giving up known levels of security and trading them for unknown security. This loss of security adds stress as part of our brains now have to be on the alert for potential dangers. It may takes weeks or months before we feel safe in the new environment.
As we pack up our years of accumulated belongings, we are also forcing ourselves to review our lives. Although many of our possessions will trigger positive memories, some of them may trigger painful memories. We may find old photographs, mementos, letters, or clothing that remind us of losses. We must also make decisions about what to keep and what to discard. These discards can also represent losses as we leave our past lives behind.
Once we have lived in a home or apartment for many months, we become used to where we keep our things. We learn the locations of rooms, doors, steps, windows, cabinets, electrical and water outlets, and hundreds of other objects. As we learn these locations, our brain is programmed to remember them. When we move, we have to de-program our brains and reprogram them for the new locations. This forces our brains to work overtime in subtle ways that add to our stress and cause fatigue.
Support System Sacrifice
Our old community provided obvious and hidden supports. We learned the locations and hours of the local grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, religious and school institutions. We developed some acquaintances and friendships. In moving, we lose those support systems and have to find replacements. Although the new ones may be an improvement, it still requires effort on our parts to find them and make them part of our new lives.
Yes, moving is stressful. It does help, however, to become aware of these hidden sources of stress. Knowing the sources of our stress can also point us toward some solutions so that we can overcome the stress as quickly as possible.
Source: Dr. Scott Sindelar is a Scottsdale, Arizona Psychologist, author, and expert on stress, fear and anger
Friday, May 22, 2009
2. We got a coupon for a dinner where the second meal is free.
3. My best quality is being a hardworking and patient person.
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5. In nearly 10 years, I've got everything I want... marriage, family, and simple happy life with my family.
6. Job security and good health, is what I need right now!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to continue packing our stuffs up, tomorrow my plans include wake up early, go for a walk or bike with hubby and son, eat a nice lunch, and accompany my son at the swimming pool and Sunday, I want to go attend church service and take a nap in the afternoon.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I don't like to write a post that requires coherent thoughts, so here is my very first entry for this week.
My son's room is a total mess. I always tell him to put his toys and books away after he is done playing and reading, but for some reason he doesn't seem to remember that.
My husband wanted to lose weight, but can not control himself from eating foods rich in carbohydrates and sugar. I am tired of reminding him to watch his blood sugar level.
I keep telling myself that I need to finish packing the box that we will be sending to the Philippines on Saturday, but I am so busy working in front of the computer trying to finish my never ending tasks.
I know drinking sodas whether it is diet or nor will ruin my teeth eventually, but I can't stop myself from doing it. Do I really want to stop? Is what my hubby keeps telling me especially today.
Going to see a doctor means, I need to pay for it myself because we don't have any insurance except my son. And my hubby seems to forget about that. Tomorrow, I have to do my routine lab work at the hospital.
I need to learn injecting insulin without my hubby's help, but I don't have courage to do that. Every night, I gave my husband hard time sticking needle on my arm and he is still smiles at me...
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What is Plagiarism?
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Monday, May 18, 2009
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The Island is so pretty; makes me want to live and retire there somday...so quiet, yet busy place! I would like to go back there someday soon :-)!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Here it is...
1. If we had no winter there would be more time to have fun outdoors.
2. To see my daughter once again alive, it would be a perpetual astonishment.
3. If I had my life to live over I will definitely be the best God's wants me to be.
4. I got joy inside of four and twenty hours.
5. . If you've never been thrilled riding a roller coaster, then you must be scared.
6. To be interested in the changing seasons you must live in United States where four seasons can be felt.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finishing blog hopping while watching with my son and hubby, Nemo; tomorrow my plans include going for a picnic with my family and ride bikes on the park. And Sunday, I want to attend stake conference with my family in the morning and take a nap afterwards.
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To us, a restaurant catastrophe isn’t just when a waiter spills something on you or when you accidentally miscalculate the tip. When it comes to your health, a catastrophe is what can happen in the first and last 10 minutes of a meal. But it doesn’t have to. Here’s how to dine out, enjoy your meal, and be trim and healthy, too:
Before You Go
Don’t arrive starving! Eat a little healthy fat -- like about six walnut halves -- before a meal. The healthy fat in walnuts triggers a chain reaction that slows the rate at which your stomach empties, so you’ll feel fuller faster. But the chain reaction takes 30 minutes, so plan for it.
The First 10 Minutes
• Raise a glass. Of water. To your lips. This can fill you up, so you don’t overeat.
• Ask for cut-up veggies instead of bread. Most quality restaurants (including inexpensive ones) provide this option.
• Dip in olive oil. If the restaurant brings you whole-grain bread, dip it in olive oil. People who opt for this over butter eat less bread.
• Request the bottles. Order oil and vinegar on the side. Relying on the kitchen to dress your salad -- even with oil and vinegar -- can deliver as many as 450 extra calories!
The Last 10 Minutes
• Share. Get one dessert for every four or five people, and have just a few bites. If there are just two of you, take half of the dessert home, and freeze it for a special occasion.
• Savor your wine. Ending a meal with a glass of wine lets you avoid the cloying aftertaste of sweets . . . and helps you avoid calorie-bombs, too.
• Go European. Do what many Europeans do: Make salad the last thing you eat.