Friday, December 9, 2016

No Cook Overnight Oatmeal Chia Honey Breakfast Pudding

Few years back, I used to eat rice with egg or hotdog for breakfast then shifted to cereals with milk. The rice was too heavy for a breakfast for me so I stopped eating them.. then cereals came to the picture. I love honey and Oats by Kellogs with low fat milk almost everyday but sometimes i eat bread with spread.

I later found out a new delicious and healthy breakfast that was taught by my online friend. This no-cook oatmeal with chia and honey breakfast pudding was sooooo good that I have been eating it for over 2 weeks now almost everyday. I just changed the fruits that I use and oh boy it is really good. You need to try this.

Preparing it is just so simple. No need to cook and the ratio really depends on you .. no exact measurement. You just need to combine all of them, put in the fridge overnight and voila you'll have a filling breakfast the next day. The oats and chia seeds will absorb the milk and the concoction will turn to a pudding like consistency in the morning.

Ingredients:
whole rolled oats
chia seeds- you can also use flax seeds
fruits that you like
milk ( low fat- almond, soya or coconut milk whatever you prefer)
honey - or maple syrup (but this can be skipped as most fruits are already sweet)


I usually put mine on mason jar but you can use any glass bottle you have.
 
I already made using grapes, banana, apple and mango, which is my fave.
You need to try this because it is so delicious and healthy!

FYI:
Health benefits of OATS

  • rich in fiber, 
  • regulates bowel movement
  • good for the heart
  • controls blood sugar 
  • lower risk of hypertension
Health benefits of CHIA SEEDS
  • rich in fiber
  • helps treat diabetes
  • rich in antioxidants

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Home Preparation Tips For a Worry-Free Vacation

Let's face it, a vacation can be a stressful event if you don't make plans and reservations in advance. You might want to leave your itinerary flexible so as not to stifle your spirit of adventure, but you don't want to experience stress when it comes to things like finding a place to stay, renting a car or having tickets for events you want to attend. In order for your vacation to be a pleasurable experience, you also need to make preparations around your home. You can't fully enjoy your vacation experience if you're worried about your home or pets.

Home preparation
There are a few simple steps you can take to help eliminate worries about your home and make your return a more pleasant experience. Before you leave for vacation, unplug as many electronics as possible. Remove food from the refrigerator that will spoil before you return. A thorough cleaning of your home prior to leaving will assure that you won't have a lengthy chore list when you get home. You should also mow the lawn before you leave.

Home security
You can help assure that your home and its contents remain safe while you're are away by stopping newspaper and mail delivery and putting lights on a timer. Install motion sensor lights outside your home. A security system is a great way to protect your home while you're on vacation and anytime you're away from home. Leave your car in the garage. Ask a neighbor to park in your driveway occasionally so that it appears there is activity going on and someone is home. Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your home and to inform you or the proper authorities of any unusual activity.

Pets
Leaving pets behind can be stressful. When you're making those travel plans in advance, add "find luxury cat boarding facilities" to your list of things to do. A boarding facility that lets you customize your cat's meal plan and provide extra perks such as private play time, special treats and toys for your cat is ideal. If your cat is extra playful, a little laid back or a curious kitty that would love a room with a view, knowing that you have made boarding arrangements that match their personality will give you peace of mind while you're away.

It is well worth the investment of time and possibly some extra expense to make home and pet care preparations that will enable you to enjoy your vacation without worrying about things at home. Returning home from vacation to find a clean home and a satisfied cat is a bonus feature to your vacation.

Slowly Healing "Murdered" Toenail

It's always feel great when you have clean nails on your hand and feet but when your pedicurist hurts you then it's another story arghhh..

My vacationing niece from Sydney asked me to accompany her to the nail salon to get her much needed manicure. So we went to this nail salon at the nearby mall, at first i told her to have her nails done at the other salon but she insisted it there.. Ok fine.... the salon is clean and cozy anyway.

Not wanting to wait for her for about an hour or so, I decided to have foot spa with pedicure while my niece got a relaxing hand massage with manicure. The foot spa was nice as well especially when the warm water where my feet are dipped is making my feet relaxed. I have few dead feet skin as what the pedicurist told me. Awesome! She didn't have troubles in my feet i guess.. haha..


I picked a nice red nailpolish for my toenails and it makes my feet look nice. The cleaning at first was ok, she is even asking me if it hurts and I said no. When the cleaning was on my big toe on my right foot, she accidentally hurt it and I blurted out that it hurts.. arghhhh.. She continued to clean it or cut the sides of the nails and oh God it hurts more. After the session, the toe is not hurting much but after a week, the toenail become swollen and pus are accumulating already wahhh.. OUCH!

I decided to put some betadine on my wound and asked my doctor friend to prescribe an antibiotic for me to drink. She prescribed this Dalacin C  (Clindamycin) 300 mg  2/day for 7 days. It is quite expensive, costs P 95.25 each since it is branded. I guess it's much cheaper if I got the generic one.

Anway, i have been drinking this for 3 days now and thankfully, my wound is starting to heal. There is less pain and swelling and the pus are coming out slowly. At first, I have no intention of drinking antibiotic but the swelling is becoming so uncomfortable already so I had to take them now.

Lesson learned. I will not have my nails done for now at the salon. I will just do it by myself now. For sure it will take me years to have it done by someone since this experience is just so unbearable.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Three Technology Strategies That Will Push Your Business Forward

These days, business owners who are interested in moving their companies forward are realizing that they can do so by implementing technology-based strategies. However, many of these corporate leaders don't know which techniques and systems will be most helpful in helping them realize forms of success like an enhanced bottom line or increasing levels of industry authority. If you're interested in accomplishing these types of business-building outcomes, the strategies listed below can help you realize the goal:

1. Update Your Wireless Phone.


One great way to help push your business forward is by updating your wireless phone. This strategy will empower you to ensure that you can communicate effectively with your staff, business partners, current clientele, and prospective customers. If you're in need of new products such as the sierra wirless gx450 modem, you can obtain them from organizations like Wireless Phone Gallery.

2. Implement Digital Marketing Strategies.

One of the business owner's greatest technological tools is digital-based marketing. However, many corporate leaders have yet to implement the online advertising strategies that would help them take their level of Internet visibility and conversion from good to great. If you're ready to step into a new dimension of industry authority while also ensuring that your brand maintains a cutting edge image, be sure to take the world of digital marketing seriously. By hiring the right online advertising firm, you can obtain some or all of the following business-building services:

• Branding
• Social Media Optimization
• Direct Marketing
• Web Design And Development
• Content Development
• Market Research
• Content Management
• Mobile Apps
• Interactive Design
• Mobile Development
• Software Development
• Motion Graphics
• Search Engine Optimization

3. Utilize Cloud Services.


One final technology-based strategy you can implement to push your business forward is utilizing cloud services. This technique is important because it will enable you to work on office-related documents from any location where Internet access is available.

Additionally, cloud services will empower you and your employees to work on documents simultaneously rather than having to pass them around from individual to individual via e-mail. In the end, the use of cloud services tends to save business owners time, thereby enabling them to focus on other company-related projects that will generate revenue or optimize the brand recognition process.

Don't Delay: Begin Pushing Your Business Forward Today!

Business owners who want to push their companies forward should not delay the growth process. Rather, they should implement some or all of the aforementioned business-building techniques now to ensure that they can start seeing big results!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Creative Artworks of my Niece

Arts and crafts talent really run in our family. My 2 older brothers are into visual arts and both have won national competitions. Older brother is into oil painting and photography and his talents have earned him some national titles. My other brother can also paint using oil paint but recently he loves wood sculpture and he have won awards for that too. I have blogged about this before but I think it's on my other blog.

My 13-yr old niece got her talent obviously from his dad and is evident on her drawings. Her fingers started to make beautiful drawing probably around when she was 2 or 3. Up to now you can see her ALL the time drawing on paper and even on computer. She's been using a program on her pc and she's also like to use photoshop soon but she's tinkering with it for a while. A wacom tablet for drawing is her dream gift so she can draw easily on the computer. She will definitely become a good graphic artist because I saw how passionate she was on this hobby of hers.

She's a self taught artist and Youtube became her companion while working on some of her fave characters. I believe she watches tutorials on how to draw and with her magical skills and hands she's able to execute her ideas on her canvas. Wish I can do that as well.. oh well I'll just stick to my graphics designing of digital papers and some cliparts.

Anyway, here are just some of the drawings that she made a couple of months ago and as I was writing this post she saw her drawings and I told her that I'm posting them on my blog. She immediately told me that she still has some new drawings that she did and I was in awe when I saw it.



Why Horse Owners Need Liability Insurance

Everybody loves horses and while ownership is it feasible for everyone, buying a horse is a dream come true for many people. In addition to "living the dream" of having a horse to ride, many owners also involve their animals in therapy programs or even train them to be race or show horses.

Owning a horse isn't like owning a dog or a cat, though. Horses are very large, fast and can be difficult to control. As a result, there is often a real risk of the horse may inadvertently injure someone or damage property. This is particularly true because horses are attractive to many people and it is not unusual for friends or even strangers to carelessly approach a horse and startle the animal.

Property risks of owning a horse are also significant. A horse may escape and trample a neighbor's fence or other property. There's also the possibility of a horse getting out into a road and causing a car accident.

In situations where your horse is party to an injury or property damage, you may be held financially liable not only for things like repairs and medical expenses, but also potentially for other damages such as the injured party's emotional distress or having to take time off work. In addition to these costs, you will also have to arrange for legal representation which can be very time-consuming and expensive.

To prevent suffering from severe financial losses, purchasing equine liability insurance may be in your best interest. This type of insurance, which is sold by specialty insurance agencies such as Ark International group, specifically covers you, the horse owner, from damages caused by your horse. A good general liability policy offers coverage for things like medical expenses as well as the cost of a settlement or judgment. In addition, the policy will also cover the cost of hiring an attorney to represent your legal interests.

Your horse should be a source of pride, love and fun for you and your family. You can protect your relationship with your horse, along with your financial health, by making sure that you have the right insurance product for your situation.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Early Christmas Shopping

I shopped early this year to avoid the crazy Christmas rush. I remember few years ago when I shopped in December for gifts for my friends and relatives, I end up falling in line for an hour or so just to pay. Also, there's not much stocks left on the sizes that I want. So I promised to myself that I will start early this year.

In fact, I already started Christmas shopping last September when there is a 3-day sale at SM mall in our place. Oh boy, there are lots of buyers too but even I got too excited with the sale, I scored some really nice finds as Christmas gifts. Now, my list is already half-way done. I stumbled upon m-audio mobilepre online but I'm not sure if will get it or not for my nephew.

Our local mall is having a Pre-holiday sale once again today Oct. 21st till the 30th and of course I will be going there once again to see what I can get. It's not bad to shop early for gifts because all along you can find nice bargains and stocks are not that scarce. Wish I have gone also to the 3-day sale at Megamall about 2 weeks ago but since it is a bit far from my place and traffic around there is crazy, I opted not to go anymore.

Have you started your Christmas shopping already like me?


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reed Diffuser in my Room


We all want to have a fresh smelling room, don't we? My room is my haven, a place to relax and sleep so I want to make sure that is clean if not that neat most of the times. I may not have the cleanest room but my room smells fresh these days. Thanks, to the reed diffuser thatI bought for P300 at SM home department few months ago.

While I was in my sister's house in Australia last year, their house is full of reed difuser, from the bathroom to the living room that is no wonder why their house is smelling good all the time. Reed diffusers are giving longer-lasting scent that contains essential oils in pretty glass bottles with rattan reeds. You need to put the rattans upside down from time to time so that the scent will give out more.

Right now, the scent of my reed diffuser is lemon as it smells fresh. I might have to buy another scent next time when I run out.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Should You Pay Child Support After a Texas Divorce?

Texas is one of several states that allows residents to file for divorce without obtaining an attorney. You can actually purchase kits that will walk you through the steps of filing. These kits show you everything you need to do and all the paperwork you and your former spouse must file. When looking for help on how to file for divorce Texas residents often have questions about child support, including how it works and what happens if they cannot afford to pay. You should first look at who receives and who pays child support in the state.

Who Pays Child Support?
Like most states, Texas requires that the noncustodial parent pay child support to the custodial parent. The custodial parent is the one who has primary custody of the child. Even if you have your child two or three days out of the week, the court will still view you as the noncustodial parent. The court will often ask that you make payments out of each check, and you can even set it up with the payroll department of your company to automatically take those payments out.

How Much Do You Pay?

The amount that you pay in child support depends on several key factors, including your salary and the lifestyle of your child. If you raised your child in a specific lifestyle and then ask to pay less, the court will likely require that you pay enough to keep your child in that same lifestyle. The amount depends heavily on your income too. Though state laws allow the court to demand you pay more than 50% of what you make, most will require that you pay a set amount that still provides you enough to live on comfortably. Those who make minimum wage may pay well under $100 every two weeks.

What if You Can't Pay?

If you cannot make your child support payments because you lose your job, your work hours change or you face other hardships, you should let the court know as soon as possible. The court can suspend or pause your child support payments or even reduce the size of your payments. If you simply stop making payments, the court can hold you in contempt, issue a warrant in your name and even place you in jail. Make sure you know everything you need to know about child support in Texas before filing your divorce papers.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Keeping Memories Alive in Photobooks


I've been a digital scrapper probably around 10 years now and I have to say that this hobby of mine is worth keeping. I just learned how to do it while browsing online and I've become addicted to digital scrapbooking ever since I got the hang of it. I have tried the traditional paper scrapbooking as well but it's a bit messy aside from you need to buy physical supplies to keep. Unlike, digital scrapbooking, you only need a computer, photoshop and supplies that you can buy online. No more boxes to hold or store your papers and elements.

Through the years, I scrapped a lot and have it printed. Now, I have around 25+ photobooks where our precious photos from different occasions and events in our life are printed. I have it printed at Artscow.com ever since I started bec. the outcome is durable and price is affordable. The print is nice too though there are time the prints are dark so it depends on the quality of the photo that you will upload in their site.

This is the latest photobook that I made this year. See how I have collected our photos from our 2012 Singapore vacation and made them into photobook. I still have tons of photos to collate and hope that I will h ave more time to do so.

Know about Endoscopy Procedure

Endoscopy is a medical procedure that involves the use of a very long, thin, and supple instrument known as an endoscope to examine the inner parts of the digestive system. The instrument’s diameter is less than ½ an inch. In upper endoscopies, the endoscope is normally inserted through the mouth to examine the upper part of the digestive system. In lower endoscopies, the colon is examined by inserting the endoscope into the digestive system through the anus. An endoscopy is used to detect the probable cause of various conditions including bloating, inflammation, vomiting, nausea, pain, ulcers, and even tumors. Endoscopes can also be used to eliminate growth, treat bleeding, and take small tissue samples.

Upper Endoscopy
You should not eat eight hours before an endoscopy because the procedure is only effective on an empty stomach. An endoscopy medical professional will administer a pain reliever and a sedative through an IV into your vain a few minutes before the procedure. A numbing agent will also be sprayed into your mouth to numb your throat. Thereafter, a mouthpiece will be placed inside your mouth and then the endoscopy specialist will ask you to lie on your left side. The procedure will take approximately 20 minutes and you will be able to breathe well and stay awake throughout the procedure.

Lower Endoscopy
Patients in a lower endoscopy will have to go through an enema the day before the procedure. This means that the patient will have to take a break from work at least a day before the procedure. Patients are often given some dietary recommendations that they are required to follow two days before an endoscopy. A painkiller and a sedative are usually given to the patient through an IV moments before the procedure. The patient is then asked to lie down as the endoscope is inserted via the anus and into the colon. This is where the test takes place. Lower endoscopy usually takes about 30 minutes. Although patients can drink or eat immediately after the procedure, doctors often recommend rest for a few hours before eating or drinking anything.

Endoscopy is a very simple procedure with minimal risks. The only time a patient cannot go through endoscopy is when he is deemed unfit for anesthesia. According to the American Cancer Society, the procedure has low mortality and morbidity rates and is considered safe for patients in all age groups. A defunct endoscope can be repaired by an endoscope repair technician.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

80's Music Forever


Right now, I'm playing 80's music on my Spotify account and I can't help but to groove, become to sentimental and nostalgic to the music. 80's music brings a lot of my younger years.. ahhh.. what a great era. This decade is during my elementary-highschool-college-days where a lot of memories are stored in my memory.

Depeche mode, Spandau ballet, Madonna, Tears for Fears, Michael Jackson, A-ha, Tiffany, Duran Duran are just some of the popular singers/band back then. The era was new wave and i can still remember the dance moves that we used to dance haha.. Such a lovely memory and I had so much fun.

I can relive all the 80's music by playing them on Spotify or evern in Youtube if I want to watch some of their music videos or concerts. 80's era is the best! The sound/music are classic and easy to listen too. I regret not going to any concerts of international performers when they came here. It should been the best place where I can listen to their best songs,best bass players and more. I guess I don't have money that time since I'm a student that time and probably my parents have no means to give me money to splurge on a concert.. Funny..

I will cap my night with 80's music and it will ring in my ear till morning..

Friday, October 7, 2016

Shrimp and Spinach Pasta Recipe

From time-to-time, I crave for pasta. It's not always that I cook them so when my craving sets in, I need to give in. During my market day one Saturday morning, my fave store has some baby spinach so I immediately bought one bec. it is seldom that she sells them.

I then cooked this Shrimp and Spinach Pasta for dinner.


I was supposed to use Penne pasta but thought that spaghetti noodles is much better. This is so easy to make.

Ingredients:
1/4 kilo spaghetti noodles
baby spinach
1/4 kilo or more of shrimps - remove shell but leave the tail
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
salt
pepper
olive oil
butter - unsalted
1/2 Lemon
 1 tsp. dried oregano
parsley
garlic


Direction:
1. Cook the noodles.. set aside
2. In pan, put oil and butter (low heat), saute garlic. Add the shrimp, salt, pepper according to your taste.
3. Add the oregano and spinach. Stir.
4. Add the pasta, put a lil bit more of butter, parsley
5. Squeeze in some lemon juice,
6. Cook for few minutes and it's done

Just easy to cook and it's delicious!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fashionable Dresses for Women

Women love dressing up not just for looking their best but for others’ opinion as well.  Who wouldn’t want some good remarks about how nice the dress is or how good they look when they wear it.  In reality women love praises and don’t mind hearing them repeatedly especially if it’s coming from the man they love.  Well women have many reasons why fashion is such a big deal on them as if it’s one of the most important things in being a woman.


My corporate friend thinks that you can be fashionable in your work place especially when your field is in marketing and sales where you have to deal with meeting high ranking staff to promote your products.  You have to be smart and should look your best to get the attention of the person you’re dealing with.  Well as most working women have busy schedule it’s really a big help if they can get some of their stylish corporate outfit from online site that can provide them variety of dresses that matches the specific style they want.



It’s a different thing with some of the younger ladies as they want dresses for different occasions that they want to attend to.  They need fresher and carefree styles to match their age and whatever gatherings they need to dress up with.  They also need to get their dresses without going through the stores and malls as they’re always busy with their activities which make it so convenient to just visit https://www.stylewe.com/category/skirts-78 where they can find exactly what they need for a certain occasion or outdoor activities they may want to go to.  Browsing through Stylewe is also a great way to find good deals on quality dresses and accessories.  You can also follow their Instagram: for easy updates of their new dresses.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Emergency Medical Care

Getting regular medical care is a much for anyone that wants to have a high quality of life. Going to the same doctor on a regular is an important way to stay on top of your health situation and catch anything that may be going wrong with your body. It is a known fact that the earlier that a medical issue is caught the better the chances will be that it is taken care of.

Of course, there are emergency situations that are going to come up and need to be taken care of immediately. This could either be because they are life threatening or if they the pain is too excruciating to stand for the person. This is why emergency medical centers are available to anyone that is having a medical emergency. It doesn't matter what kind of medical coverage you have, an emergency room will have to treat you for whatever is ailing you. Here are some of the main benefits of having a quality stand-alone emergency medical center in your neighborhood.

1. 24 hours - These facilities are open on a 24-hour a day basis. This is true whether it is an ER in a hospital or if it is a 24 hr emergency clinic Cypress TX has to offer. It would be ideal to visit your regular doctor for most medical issues that you may be having. They can't be open 24 hours a day, though. Patients that need immediate care can get it at any time thanks to the great critical care medical professionals that work in emergency medical care facilities.

2. Wait time - Stand alone ER clinics do provide shorter wait times than ER rooms that are located in hospitals. This is because they are not as widely used and have a more dedicated staff.

3. Location - Because they are smaller, stand-alone emergency medical facilities are easy to build. This means that there more of them. You are much more likely to live close to a stand-alone emergency room than a hospital. This is one of the most important advantages that stand-alone emergency rooms bring to residents.

Stand-alone emergency facilities are usually privately owned. This means that they are more likely to work with different insurance companies that people may use. This can lead to lower copays and a bigger variety of services that are covered. Use a stand-alone clinic if you want shorter wait times and better coverage and care.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Get Better at Fashion Shopping Online: The Easy Way

Being able to shop for a lot of things online is a blessing for mums. We no longer have to make that trip to the grocery store or the mall just to pick up a few things, which means we can spend more time doing something else (like playing with our kids). However, online shopping can be a bit tricky, especially when you're shopping for clothes. These next few tips we are about to discuss in this article will help you get better at fashion shopping in no time.

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Shop Offline!
Unfortunately – or rather fortunately – the best way to get better at online shopping is by spending some time shopping offline. This is so that you can get a better understanding of what works for you. For instance, simple necklines suit me better than low-cuts or turtlenecks. I know this from trying different outfits at my favourite retail stores.

This is something you can master too. The more you know which cuts, fabrics and colours work best for you, the better you will be at shopping for fashion pieces online. The best part about it is that once you know what to look for, you have plenty of catalogues and online stores to go through. Finding gorgeous pieces that you can mix and match easily should be easy at this point.

Discounts and Payment Options
Another great thing about shopping for fashion pieces online is the wide range of payment options you can opt for. Some catalogues allow you to buy now, pay later; these catalogues are perfect for when you need a little black dress so badly and you don’t want to use your credit card for the purchase.
Aside from multiple payment options, there are also plenty of discounts to pursue. This is where online shopping can be very thrilling. You can find the same white shirt that you saw at a retail store for up to 80% off just by shopping online. Imagine the amount of money you can save!

Finding discounts is easy too. Some tricks to keep in mind:
•    Sign up for newsletters from top online fashion retailers. They usually send out special offers and discounts – including exclusive offers for newsletter recipients – regularly.
•    Use price aggregators and search tools to help you find more discounts.
•    Deal sites are your friends; they host a lot of coupon codes that can reduce the price of your next pair of shoes by a whopping 80%.

Read Reviews
One last tip I can give you is to take the time to read reviews. Reviews are great if you’re trying to figure out whether the item you want to buy is crafted well. You can also hear other online shoppers’ stories on how they mix and match the fashion piece with other items. Even better, you can avoid buying the wrong piece with the help of negative reviews.
Use these tips and you’ll be better at online shopping in no time. Soon, you’ll be adding gorgeous pieces to your closet without spending as much as you would when shopping at your favourite retail stores.

Monday, July 11, 2016

My New Released Digital Papers and Cliparts JennyL Designs

I've been so bus lately doing some graphic designing and had made over 20 new products. I'm into floral designing papers and cliparts and they are now up for sale at my ETSY shop.

Here are some of the floral digital papers and cliparts that I made.
FLORAL DIGITAL PAPERS



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

They are back!

My afternoon is not almost complete if I'm not able to watch this show Wowowin at channel 7. I find it corny to watch but it gives entertainment and at around 5 pm, I have nothing to watch so I was accustomed to watch it from Monday till Friday even if the game show is so noisy lol. Funny, I hate some of the hosts yet I'm still watching it haha.. The show has been jumping from one Tv station to another.. Been closed for a while and opened at new TV station and people are just so crazy about this show because it gives lots of money.

For 2 weeks it went off air once again to give way to elections and the host wanted a little vacation. So finally this week, they went on air once again in a new studio. The crowd went will again. The music which I guess uses state of the art equipment like that of Moog set the crowd into frenzy and wild atmosphere. They are so back. Now, my afternoons are filled with noise once again.. lol

Windows 10 upgrade?

I'm not too keen on upgrading right now. It just so happen that while I'm browsing for a new HP pc, all new models have Windows 10 installed already.

I have this HP pavilion desktop computer for almost 5 years now and it was really durable. It only got broke once when my harddrive just gave up. Thankfully, i have a backup of all of my files in my external harddrive or else i will  be crying on the floor already.

Since I'm a graphic designer, I use adobe photoshop and illustrator all the time and an upgrade needs a higher pc memory. I upgraded my CS3 to CS6 just week and I was so excited to use them only to find out that I need more memory on my pc to  be able to save heavy files. Yay.. that broke my heart.

I looked my old HP pc and I don;t think this 4GB memory can be upgraded again to much higher once bec. I think the motherboard can't allow it. Sucks... I am eyeing to buy another HP desktop with i7 processors, 12 GB memory (wow) and 2 TB hardrive ... and was worried if I photoshop and illustrator cs6 will still work on this operating system. I  need to find out first before buying new one later this year or probably next year. I am baffled.

To upgrade or not to windows 10?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Charming Decorative Figurines

Jim Shore figurines are exceptionally well made and bring warm memories of cherished characters that we enjoyed as children. These expertly crafted figures are delightful with their artistic portrayals made with brilliant and lovely artwork. They are wonderful gifts for anyone of any age to add to their collection and highlight their home d├ęcor. They are also a way of passing on the beloved figures and their stories to children and grandchildren who will be fascinated by them.

The charming and beautiful designs are in a classic folk art and country style and are available for a variety of occasions, to go along with a birthday theme, holidays, and special interests like angels, princesses such as Aurora and Ariel, fairies, and much more. The attention to detail is spectacular, and the whimsical nature of the Disney productions is beautifully captured in a form that can be enjoyed for many long years to come.

The Disney Traditions collection includes wonderful depictions of beloved characters such as Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Dumbo, Peter Pan, the Seven Dwarfs, and more. They bring a bit of Disney magic right into the home. For example, enjoy the beloved Belle dressed in a beautiful gold gown embellished in a quilt-like fashion in a scene showing the tender moment shared between her and the Beast in Beauty and the Beast.

And, of course, there is Mickey Mouse from the early one to the classic Sorcerer Mickey from Fantasia, and figurines showing the favorite little mouse evolving over the years. The magic figures let you go to Wonderland with Alice, join the “Hunny of a Bear” Winnie the Pooh and Tigger for a romp through the Hundred Acre Wood, visit with Minnie Mouse, or laugh with Donald Duck and Goofy.

Visit Coppins Gifts to see these unique works of art for yourself and learn more details on each one. Perhaps decide who should be the recipient of one or more of the figurines for an upcoming special occasion, or think of someone who collects such outstanding figures who would be thrilled to receive an addition to their hobby.

19th Wedding Anniv

These days being married for a long time requires a lot of sacrifices, patience and love. Not all married couples end up being happy and staying together for a long period of time.

Last Month, my sister in law and bro marked their 19th wedding anniversary and to celebrate we had a simple dinner at Max's restaurant near our place. As usual the food are delicious and we end up going home full and happy.

Happy anniv bro and sil !

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Essential Strategy Tips in Playing Force of Will TCG

Force of Will is one of the sought after game that was released early in the year of 2015 in the United States. At that time, most player have thought about how this game can stack up at the same time, why must they invest to this new trading card game.

In this article, you will be provided with some helpful tips that you can use whenever you are playing Force of Will TCG.

An instance card is commonly a normal spell and not a resonator, which could be played at any time of the card game as long as you acquire the mana. Bearing in mind that it could be used at any time of the game is essential for this maximizing optimal plays. You will find “Quikcast” resonators, which could be used while an instant normal spell is used. The ideal way to plan the usage of your mana is to manage of your turn as well as your opponent to be one turn blurred together.

Apart from the counters that will at all times be used on the turn of your opponent, you have countless of other instants. These might involve the banishment, bouncing, buffing, tapping as well as avoiding spells. In addition to that, you want to anticipate on casting on majority of instants for the reason that you just can never tell what your opponent is going to place on their next turn that will lead to the another Force of Will TCG tip..

Do not bargain your hand or make use of mana to your opponent. Keep in mind that as long as you have the vital cards into your hands  and at the same time, if the mana is open, then you could bluff it out. Furthermore, your opponent will need to create plays in accordance to those small factors.

Another tip for Force of Will TCG is that the main function of ruler prior to J-activating is creating up your mana. However, there are lots of rules together with secondary skills, which really be useful. Remember that this card game is not an ace to tell who could J-activate first. However, aggressive decks might pose some intimidation, which builds that kind of illusion. Moreover, this is not the type of game of who could J-activate first as much as the card game of who could play their resources more effectively.

Before you do it, you normally want to have a hand or filed, which supports the ruler. Perhaps, you don’t want to use your J-ruler to a field, which out drowns the ruler and at the same time, prevents it from utilizing its effects. This game acquires rulers also such as Pandora, a girl of the box, which flips to single enter ability. Thus, you want to ensure that you do it at the best time to benefit the most against your opponent. The perfect time will look different according on whom your opponent as well as the elements are creating up your fow starter deck.

Along with these few tips, perhaps, you have gained some important strategies that will make your Force of Will battle more successful and exciting.


New Store at Creative Market

I've been meaning to open a store at Creative Market since last year but I was hesitant at first. Feeling not confident enough that I will be approve so I set it aside for a while. I was little bit ovewhelemed and discouraged as I know that a lot of good stores are in their store.  However, when I browsed my online stores at ETSY and TpT, I know that I have good and quality digital papers and cliparts that I can boast.

With confidence and prayers, I decided to apply at Creative market last April 15 and 3 days later, I received an email that I can open my shop already!. I was dancing with joy. yey!

I opened my store at Creative Market last April 20 started with just 1 file uploaded. Up to now, I have been uploading my stuff there which I know will take sometime as I have over 300 products already. Add to my happiness, after 4 days of opening, i got my 1st sale.. yey.

See you at my store!
 


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Cardfight Vanguard

Online games have a lot of variations that you can choose from. Online games are not just normally composed of action figures that fight in the game. Nowadays, online games had already innovated that makes it fun and exciting. They are innovated to provide that fun and excitement that one cannot always find outdoors. There are many online games that render great adrenaline rush on the play. Cardfight Vanguard is one of the games that effectively supply and maximize the game experience indoor. The game is exciting and fun to play. Challenges and game difficulty is rendered to make it even exciting.

The player who chooses their vanguard card on the deck plays this game. When you have a collection of these cards, you can now have the chance to play it referring on your card lists. There are different vanguard clans such as Kagero, shadow paladin, royal paladin, Granblue, gear chronicle,…Collect the best and most powerful cards to compete in the battle. You can find vanguard cardfight for sale on online shops.

This game gives an opportunity to all beginners and new to the game. This online game has a story that revolves around different collectible card games having the same name.On a planet like Earth that is called “Cray”, you are battling with the opponents with the help of the units you have. The card fighter becomes a vanguard. He is the one leading the units in the fight towards victory. This game Cardfight Vanguard is available in Korean, Japanese and Thai and is soon to be available in Italian. It is played in many parts of the world.

This card game is thrilling and nurturing millions of players all over the world. Cardfight Vanguard is a good game to count on when you feel bored. This game has a new episode that everyone wanted to play. This episode will be available in YouTube on April 17, 2016 onwards. The story runs this way.In the organized major event by Federation of International Vanguard Associations, a “generation quest”, Shion, Tokoha and Chrono have overcome a lot of trials in their quest to obtain victory as a teamTRY3. They do all the possible things that they can using power, intelligence and strength to achieve their goal.

This generation quest is also used to summon the unit after the unit of Gear Chronicles, Zodiac Time Beasts to Earth. When all of them have been gathered under the power of Ryuzu Myoujin, the ultimate ambition will soon be fulfilled. So, in order to secure the bond, they must remain with the units that they love. Kouji Ibuki and the rest of the comrades are taken action to stop that ultimate ambition but opposing them is a group of mysterious troupes that agree with Ryuzu’s ambition and idea. What s that ambition in the perfect future? Well, the time will come for a confrontation.

This online game can be very exciting to all. Like any other online games, this one also have its own episode and story being told. The rest of the story is on the player to tell on how he manages Cardfight Vanguard on his own.

Hot Summer and El Nino

Summer... oh summer here in my part of the world. Talk about heat and humidity then nothing can beat the heat that we are experiencing these days..........

Imagine days with temperature ranging from 35C - 37C with heat index of 40-41 wow... that is so hot! PAG_ASA said that it will become hotter this coming May so we must be prepared. Staying away from the sun, hydrating our self with water all the time and wearing light cool clothes are just some of the things that we need to keep in mind in this summer day.

It's even hard to imagine the weather like in the North and in Mindanao where there is drought all over the agricultural lands brought by summer and the El Nino phenomenon. Farmers don't have any harvest this year bec. their crops are dried out by heat. Their lands have cracked due to lack of water. They need miracle, they need rain. Oh dear...

Summer will end probably around end of May and we pray that rain will come soon for our farmers.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Making A Bouquet Of Sweets

Add a little color and fun to any event with candy bouquets that you can make yourself. You can also order them from companies online and add personal touches based on the event. There are a few supplies that you'll need to have on hand before making the bouquets so that you won't have to go off to the store in the middle of your project. Get a few bags of candy bars in various sizes. You will want to mix small bars with larger ones for a fun look and to make it look like flowers. You also need wooden skewers, large foam blocks, decorations in colors and designs depending on the occasion and a container. You also need a glue stick or a glue gun.

Find a container that is large enough to hold all of the candy that you want to use for the event. If you want to use the bouquets as centerpiece for tables, then you don't need to make them quiet as big as something that you would put in the middle of a serving table or the size that you might make to give to someone as a gift. A plastic flower pot is ideal for the container for the bouquet. Glue large candy bars on the exterior of the container so that it's covered.

Add tissue paper in the color of the event to the inside of the container. You will also put the foam block inside the container as this is what will hold the wooden skewers once the candy is on them. Add a bit of glue to the back of each candy bar before adding a skewer. Make sure the skewers are long enough so that you can see the candy bars once the sticks are in the foam. When the glue is dry, you can arrange the bars in a fun design or in a haphazard way so that they look like a wildflower bouquet. Add a bit of shredded paper to the area below the candy bars to hide the foam block before wrapping the bouquet with cellophane. You don't have to add the cellophane if you plan on using the bouquet as a centerpiece as the candy will be used in a short time frame.

Monday, March 7, 2016

My Fur Baby Turns 7

It was March of 2009 when my brother decided to buy a puppy for their home. So he went to a breeder near by and saw this cute brown puppy but it was already reserved for someone. Went home broken hearted, my bro and niece went back again after few weeks with hopes of getting one.

There they saw this hairy black and white puppy and their hearts melted. They purchased this mix breed dog that we named SOPHIE in 2009. She is half shitzu/daschund breed that don't shed that much. At first, my mom is not ok with the idea of having a dog in the house for she thougth that it might just make a mess with her poo and wee, but she was wrong.

Sophie was quite a handful in her 1st 2 years but she behaved later on and become our darling. Actually, I adopted Sophie from my brother who is having difficulty diving time with her.. Later on she became my baby up to now.

Actually, we didn't know when is her exact date of birth but we just gave her birthday every January each year. Now she's 7! and oh wow she is old now but still loved!

I was out of the country last January so my bro wasn't able to throw a party for her. So when I arrived last Feb 21 from Australia, I gave her a party!
HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY my baby SOPHIE!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

When is it Time to Update the Bathroom?

The bathroom is one space that you look at on a daily basis. Showering, washing your hands and performing other tasks distracts you from the overall appearance of the space, however. It's time to take a focused look at your bathroom and contemplate if it's time to update it or not.

Impending Home Sale

A bathroom update is definitely necessary if you're anticipating a home sale. In fact, the space may not need a major investment either. Replace some of the simple items that make a big impact. Replace the cabinet hardware, towel holders and shower curtain, for example. These basic changes will draw the buyers' eyes away from older fixtures and make them excited about the space. The new homeowners can always update other bathroom items as they desire.

Declining Caulk Around Bathtub

An obvious sign of bathroom aging is peeling caulk. Surrounding your bathtub's rim is caulk. This material is simply a filler that creates a watertight seal between the tub and wall section. Ideally, you should peel this old caulk off and apply new caulk after a few years of use. This project is considered an update because it truly transforms the space. An old shower and tub enclosure can quickly look brand-new with quality caulk.

Aging Bathtub Finish

Some bathtubs have seen a lot of action over the years. Dingy appearances and gouged acrylic might be part of your bathtub's aesthetic right now. Consider bathtub refinishing Augusta GA. A refinished tub is stripped of its top material layers which allows professionals to add brand-new ones. As a result, your tub will look like it's straight out of a factory's inventory. Bathtubs as old as 10 or 15 years old can easily be refinished.

Leaking Fixtures

A bathroom update is also necessary when you notice fixtures actively leaking. Faucets, knobs and shower heads shouldn't leak any water after you shut off the supply. These leaks will cost you money on water bills, and the fixtures will quickly wear down too. Allow a professional to fix these fixtures for the best results.

Although many bathroom updates can be DIY projects, you may not feel comfortable with those tasks. Hiring a professional is always a smart idea when you're unsure of the remodeling situation. You'll pay for the materials and labor that keep your home as beautiful as possible. As a result, the bathroom will have a clean look that's ready for a sale or household visitors.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Flight Back Home

So I flew back home in Pinas with tears in my eyes and a heavy heart last Feb. 21st.At first, I was not crying and all and not feeling so sad but when I'm at the departure's gate and about to say my final goodbyes to my sitster and her family, my tears bursted.. wahhh.. I felt so sad because I will miss Australia, the 2 doggies and of course my sister and her family.

It's been a good and long 3-month stay in Sydney and I have to say that this is the most memorable vacation that I have in Australia. Being there for 4 times already have made me appreciate the country more, their culture, their food, their people and nice places. I will surely miss Australia and I hope there will come a time again in the future to visit the country once again.

I flew via Cebu Pacific and wow I my luggage was overweight 27kilos..lol I was only allowed 20-23 kilos but paid for the 4 kilos excess and wow it was AU$45/kilo so my bro in law paid $180 for the 4 kilos excess. Oh well that is part of flying for some including me that can never pack light as I have tons of pasalubongs or gifts.

The flight took around 8 hours. We left Sydney at past 1 pm Aussie time and arrived at 6pm Phil. Time (9:00 pm Australia Time). The flight is long and I have no seatmates so the 3 seats are all mine! haha..

Stopped by the Duty Free store to grab a bag of chocolates. Costs P1,800.. for M'&M and snickers and more...

Ahh... back in Pinas!

Mixing alcohol and better health

Few people would argue, and no one would successfully argue, that alcohol is a particularly healthy beverage if it's consumed on a more than moderate level. Alcohol is one of those necessary evils for some people. Now that more and more people are realizing the value of moderation or even very light drinking as opposed to drunkenness and a "party" mentality toward alcohol, there are conservative mixers out there meant to add a touch of health to a dose of alcohol. While these mixers in no way make alcohol a safe beverage to consume a lot of, they do make alcohol a lesser evil for folks who enjoy to have a good mixed drink now and again. The menu of mixers for alcohol has grown strong over the years with low carb beverages for the weight conscious and hydration mixers for those who want to feel less weighed down when drinking.

What are hydration mixers?

One of the things that alcohol does to the body is quickly dehydrate it. Add to this the fact that many people skip meals when they're drinking and you have a recipe for feeling terrible a day after drinking. Some folks begin to feel weighed down and dehydrated even while they're still enjoying a spirit or two. What hydration mixers do is give drinkers a lot of electrolytes to ward off dehydration and make them feel better during and after drinking than they normally would. These drinks are something that many folks swear by.

Keep it moderate

No matter how many hydration mixers you throw into the mix, you're still going to feel terrible the next day if you overdo it. Don't mistake healthy mixers as something that make alcohol healthy. They don't. What they do is give you the opportunity to skip out on some of the carbs and bad things that lead to feeling physically bad after drinking. They keep you hydrated and let you enjoy alcohol in a way that doesn't cause quite as much discomfort as a normal beer or two would. Many of these mixers are also great tasting. For those who have a problem with the taste of alcohol, the mixers really do a lot to drown out that taste and turn alcohol into something that for once can truly be enjoyed without the pesky stomach upset. That's only if you keep it moderate

I'm Back!!

I'm back in Pinas after my 3-month long vacation in Australia. Wow time sure flies so fast.! I flew last Nov. 22 and back in Feb 21 and I felt like it went away so fast becasue I enjoyed it so much. I stayed at my sister's house with her family and we have been to a lot of places that I have not been before.

It was such a great experience to be at the Land Down Under for the 4th time. I'm still overwhelmed every time i get to visit there. Every place that I went to was just beautiful. I have lots of photos and stories to tell and I will blog them soon here.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Converting MP4 to WMV with the Movavi Video Converter Review

On the whole both MP4 and WMV are very popular formats – though MP4 may have the edge due to the fact that it is highly compatible with various devices. The popularity of WMV however comes down to it being designed by Microsoft for Windows – and so if you’re looking to edit uncompressed high quality videos on Windows then it is certainly worth converting your MP4 videos to WMV.

If you’re looking for a quick way to convert your MP4 videos to WMV without going through too much hassle or getting bogged down with technical settings – the Movavi Video Converter should be your first port of call. It is designed to make converting videos as straightforward and painless as possible, and you should be able jump right in and start using it without any prior experience.

To convert your MP4 videos to WMV using the Movavi Video Converter all you need to do is add it to the software, choose WMV from the list of formats, and click a single button to start the conversion. Alternatively you could also use the software as a MP4 to AVI converter, or for any other video format for that matter.

If you aren’t sure which format would be best for a particular device or platform, you can instead select that specific device or platform from the list of presets. When you do so the Movavi Video Converter will automatically use the best possible format and video settings for that device or platform when converting the video.

As you should be starting to realize, converting your videos is going to be really easy with this software – and the same applies should you want to convert audio or image files too. In fact, the Movavi Video Converter has tons of other helpful features that will allow you to extract the audio from videos, create animated GIFs, grab screenshots directly from videos, edit and enhance the video quality, and much more.

With all these options at your fingertips, you should be able to not only convert all your media files, but optimize, tweak and enhance them if required. Considering how often most people deal with media files nowadays, having a one-stop software that provides you with all the tools you could possibly need is definitely a good idea, and it will undoubtedly prove useful sooner than you may realize.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

My Mini-adventure in Sydney

Last February 8, I embarked into my mini Sydney adventure alone. I was staying with my niece at that time in Surry Hills and since she is at school that day, i thought I'll go out alone in the city. This is my 1st time to see the city all by myself so it's an adventure for me.

Couple of days before my adventure, i already Google mapped the area and when i will be walking so i have an idea where to go and how far it is. I started in the morning around 10:30 am and it took me about 15-20  mins from her place to St. Mary's Cathedral, which is my 1st stop. The cathedral was very nice and huge and stopping there felt I am blessed. Stayed there for around 30 mins.

It surely is a hot day and sadly I have not worn my sunblock nor I have a hat or cap with me so it was a little  uncomfortable.

My second stop is at Westfield area where the Sydney tower is. There are tons of posh and branded shops which i have not dared entering into like Cartier, Tiffany, and more. I just went to Zara, Cotton On and more..

I'm just so excited to be strolling alone so I decided to go to Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House again but need to ask for few directions to go there. Not long after, I reached the beautiful place by early afternoon where I had my lunch.

The sun is so hot and scorching so I decided to buy a souvenir hat for me to use for a while. Just strolled the place and took lots of photos again for souvenirs. Went back to westfield after an hour or so where I went back shopping for some shirts at Cotton On and H&M.

I even went to David Jones and Myers where I met my former neighbor back at home who is working at Myers' cosmetic section. I was so tired that time and ready to go home at around 5 pm but wanted to see her so I stayed for few minutes before going home.

Felt my right knee is hurting already so I slowly walked my way home in Surry Hills after 30 mins of walk from Myers. It was a nice journey for me since I'm not from there. Never will I forget this adventure of mine like other tourist perhaps do. Posted some photos of my adventure.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

When Is It Appropriate To Wear Mehndi Themed Fashions?

You may have heard about the hot new fashion trend known as Mehndi designs. However, you may not know exactly what they are, or what the fuss is all about. Perhaps you've been longing to purchase and wear some of these classic traditionally themed items, but have reservations about whether wearing them is "appropriate" for a person from the West. You should know that Mehndi fashion has a long and illustrious history, even if it is brand new in the Western world.

Where Does Mehndi Fashion Actually Come From?

If you are looking for the best in Far Eastern fashion, you can make an easy mehndi design. Some dispute this claim and insist that it originated in the Middle East. Some people claim India as the home of Mehndi design fashions, while others say Pakistan or even Malaysia. Regardless of the stories you might hear concerning the origin of this amazing new fashion sensation, one thing is very clear: Western women are adopting Mehndi designs in droves, and wearing them on every item they can. Some people might be wondering if this is really fair to the culture of the Middle or Far East.

It's Okay To Wear Mehndi Fashions

The fact of the matter is that it's perfectly okay to wear Mehndi fashions, just as it's fine to wear any item of clothing or any fashion accessory that truly speaks to your heart and your innate sense of style. It's a mistake to attach too much "cultural ownership" to any item of apparel these days. The Internet revolution has brought the world of fashion closer together, just as it has everything else. An item that is at the top of the fashion list in Paris might also top the charts in Tokyo. In other words, anything goes!

Mehndi Fashion Is Coming To A Town Near You

As this article goes to press, a whole host of companies, such as Craftsvilla and many others, are doing their best to bring Mehndi fashion to a town near you. Even if you can't find Mehndi designs in your local clothing store or fashion outlet, you can use the Internet to find all of the classic traditional items you are craving to own. This is one fashion trend that shows no signs of becoming a flash in the pan. If you're looking for the best in Far Eastern fashion, these new Mehndi designs are sure to fit the bill.

High End Stores in Sydney

On Monday the 8th of Feb.. i went on a day tour in Sydney along Westfield area to get a glimpse of these high-end stores where rich people can shop (except for Pandora where prices are affordable.

While walking endlessly, I passed by Gucci, Tiffany &Co. Bulgari, Armani, Cartier and many more stores. I did not enter at those stores because I know the prices are up to the ceiling and I could not afford.

 I do however enter Pandora store and saw nice rings and charms. I own a pandora ring and charmed bracelets so entering the Pandora store is quite an eye candy for  me.....would love to be back here again to explore the different stores.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dressing the Part as a Die-Hard Music Fan

People who love punk rock music often want to dress and act the part. Punk rock itself is a genre of music that also has its own cultural look and feel. People who subscribe the punk rock way of life may want every detail of their own lives to mirror the music they love. If you count yourself as a true follower, you can shop online for gear like girls punk clothing and even housewares when you visit one of the music genre's online stores.


Apparel for Everyone

Dressing like a true punk rock fan may go beyond shopping at your local big box stores or mall retailers. These locations may not sell anything remotely looking like punk rock clothing. Instead, you may find clothing that is true to this genre of music by visiting the website and filtering your search for your particular shopping needs.

For example, if you want to find tops that will match your particular style, you can use the Clothing by Category link. This link will take you to a page that is full of shirts, as well as pants, skirts, jackets, and even lingerie made in the punk rock fashion.

You can also find guys' clothing like shirts, neck ties, and even scarves and gloves. These clothing selections come with pictures that you can click on to see what they look like up close. You can also find the pricing for each apparel item listed on the website.


Accessories and other Punk Rock Mementos

Along with clothing, you may be interested in shopping for the latest punk rock music. The site is set up so that you can look for new releases and vintage music collections. You can find CDs made by new artists and records that were made back when punk rock first hit the pop culture scene.

You can also find unique housewares that you can use in your home. One-of-a-kind selections like wall clocks, throw pillows, and even rugs can be found on the website. These accessories and housewares allow you to immerse yourself entirely into a music that has been around since the early 1970s.


Punk rock music has its own cultural look and feel that many fans find appealing. You can dress the part of a true punk rock fan by shopping for clothing, accessories, housewares, music collections, and more online

Sale Perfumes at The Chemist Warehouse

It was another shopping day for me and my sis yesterday. Guess where we went to? At the chemist warehouse in Campbelltown. My eyes feasted over the wide selection of perfumes.. even the branded and expensive ones are on SALE..... read.. SALE!

I was so tempted to buy perfumes again but I already bought Calvin Klein's Euphoria, my  fave scent, last december. Also bought it at the chemist warehouse store but in Blacktown. I just looked over the massive collection of fragrances and was excited to see them on sale. aww.. If only I can buy a lot of them as they are cheap!

I was looking for some great deals on lipsticks but they are only 25% off.

Finding the Right Dentist: Tips You Can Use

You know that going to the dentist is something that you need to do. In fact, you probably know that you should be doing it more than you are. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who doesn’t go to the dentist every six months, you could be putting your dental health at risk.

However, finding the right dentist for you isn’t always easy. Use this guide to help you learn more about finding the perfect Brooklyn NY dentist to suit your needs.

You’ll look and feel better when you visit the dentist regularly.

Ask Around

When you’re trying to find a dentist, one of the most important things you can do is ask people you know for a referral. Whether you turn to friends, family or even your coworkers, most people are going to tell you how they really feel about theirs.

If a person doesn’t like the dentist they go to, they’ll probably tell you that he or she isn’t the best. You can cross those people off your list now. When somebody tells you they have a great dentist, those people are ones you should deal with.

Sometimes personal referrals really are the best way to find what you’re looking for. Just make sure the person you’re asking is really a customer, not just somebody trying to promote their brother or cousin’s dental practice.

What About Insurance?

Insurance plays a huge role in picking a dentist for most people. After all, dental procedures can be expensive, and even people with a decent income can find it tough to pay the whole bill at once.

Try to find a dentist that is covered through your insurance plan, or if you don’t have insurance, consider getting it. Discount plans are also an option for many people, and unlike dental indemnity insurance, you don’t usually have to wait on getting work done at a reduced price.

Dental Concerns

If you have dental concerns or work that you think you might need to get done, choosing a dentist can be a bit more difficult. Ideally, you should find a dentist who specializes in what you’re looking for.

Do you need somebody for basic care and maintenance? Are you looking to get cosmetic work done? What about root canals and emergency treatment?

Evaluate your needs before you choose a dentist.

Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne City Soccer Match

Still here at my vacation in Australia and one of the many things that my sister and her family loves doing is to watch a soccer game. Yesterday, we went to see the match between Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne City at Parramata Stadium. The stadium is not that full but had 14K plus attendance.

I never really like soccer that much but watching the games live at a stadium is a different experience.  I have watched the games for 3rd time now. We are rooting for Sydney Wanderers and thankfully they won 4-3 at an intense match last night.  And oh... my fave player now is no. 10....lol

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Ideas For Cremated Remains

After a family member passes away, there are a few options that you have when it comes to what is done with the body. You can have a traditional funeral with a casket so that the loved one is placed in a cemetery. This is common and offers a way for others to go to a place where they can place flowers on a grave or see a memorial for the person who has passed. Another option is cremation. This is less expensive, and instead of keeping the remains in an urn, there are a few other ideas that you can do with the remains so that the person is still close to you.

A keepsake bracelet is one option that you have when it comes to the ashes. There is a small amount placed in a bracelet, and the remaining ashes are often buried, placed in a mausoleum or scattered. If the person had a favorite place to visit while alive, then scattering the ashes there would be a way to remember the positive things instead of thinking about the pain that is often associated with death.

Another option that you have after getting a piece of jewelry made is to bury the ashes in an urn at your home. Find a tree in the backyard, create a stone memorial so that you have a marker, and bury the urn under the tree. You can also create a garden with a bench and flowers so that you have somewhere to sit while you are remembering your family member. Some people will use the ashes as a base for a tree. There are companies that will use the ashes to create a sapling that can be buried at your home. This can be a symbol of new life from one who has passed away.

If you want to do something that is symbolic of the person leaving their earthly home, then consider placing the ashes in a helium balloon, and let the balloons float through the air. You can attach a note to the balloon about what is inside or simply say that you love the person who has passed.

A Different Christmas and New Year Down Under

I'm still on a holiday here in Australia and it's my 4th time to be here. It's always nice to come here as I call it my second home. I was fortunate enough again to stay here for 3 months until Feb. 21 and I'm really enjoying my stay.

Our Christmas and New Year celebrations are quiet far cry from what I am used to back in the Philippines. Our Christmas day started with the opening of Santa's gifts by the kids and opening gifts from all of us. I was more than happy to open my gifts as well. I got a Samsung Tab and Pandora Sydney charm from sister, Fossil watch from my BIL, Fossil leather wallet from niece and a mug with my name on it. Love all of them. haha

Off we went to our 10- day Coffs Harbour holiday before New Year and it was one of the best holidays that we had. New Year's Eve was even more quiet. Just watched the 9 pm Sydney fireworks on TV and had an early dinner.  It would be nice if I can wait for 12 midnight to strike but too sleepy to do that so off to dreamland at around 11 pm..lol

Sis stayed while the kids and I are already sleeping already. HAPPY NEW YEAR all!