Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How To Make Things Last Longer

Here are some tips to save money and help the environment by learning how to extend the life of some of your stuff.

A simple way to stretch the life of all your clothes? Skip the dryer. If you are not a resident in a high rise where strictly no-sampayan rules apply, hoist up a few more clotheslines so more clothes items can be hang to take advantage of our hot tropical sun.

Food spoilage is often the result of improper storage. Learn how to store the foods that you eat regularly.

Stick candles in the freezer a couple of hours before you use them. This will cause the wax to burn slower and more evenly.

Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for flipping and rotating your mattresses to prevent premature sagging.

Vacuum the condenser coil every three months (once a month if you have pets)

Revive dried out markers by storing them vertically (tip down) for a day or two. If that doesn't work, try dipping the tips in alcohol for a few minutes.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Davao's Very Own Sexy Erich Gonzales to do a Film with Thai Superstar Mario Maurer

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Thailand's superstar Mario Maurer confirmed he will do a movie with Davao's very own ABS-CBN star Erich Gonzales. He said he didn't meet the actress but he is looking forward to working with the Kapamilya star. The movie will have a working title 'Suddenly It's Magic' and all the scenes will, be shot in Thailand. Mario already singed a one year contract with Star Cinema. He was first seen in "Love of Siam" in 2007 that was included in the Cinemanila Film Festival where he won the Best Actor award.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

How To Properly Use a Sunscreen To Avoid Sunburn

It's simple right? Use a sunscreen, and you won't get sunburn. Wrong. Every year, throngs of beach goers head out with their SPF 15, 30 or 45 in tow, but still manage to get burned.

The problem isn't with the sunscreen, but how people apply it. Most people don't apply enough, or they don't apply it frequently enough to be effective. A major problem, according to researchers, is failure to apply more sunscreen after swimming. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends reapplying sunscreen immediately after swimming or every two hours if you stay out of water. In fact, the academy says that people who wait more than two and a half hours to reapply have five times the chance of getting sunburned as those who reapply every two hours.

The AAD also advises people to use about a shot glass full of sunscreen for adequate coverage of exposed areas of the body and to apply sunscreen about 15 to 30 minutes before going outdoors.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hazards of Oral Piercing

Contrary to popular belief, body piercing is not a fad set by hard core rock stars. Tongue piercing, for instance, was a ritual from the Aztec and Mayan tribes of Central America.

The ritual is done to appease the gods by drawing blood from the tongue and waiting for the priest (shaman) to arrive at an altered state of consciousness. Nowadays, demigods come in the form of high paid singers, basketball players or actors. Fans get 'hooked' on the image of their idols riveted tongues and stapled eyebrows.

The barbaric nature of such procedures is not without hazards. Here are some of the hazards you might encounter:

INFECTION - The mouth is an abyss of bacteria. An open wound in the tongue cultivates bacteria and invites infection.

PROLONGED BLEEDING - Damage to the blood vessels can cause serous blood loss.

SWELLING AND POSSIBLE NERVE DAMAGE - Healing takes longer since the tongue is in constant motion. Reported cases show extreme swelling that blocked the airway.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Simple Car Care Tips

Some people who own a car aren't mechanics, some even don't even have time to check their cars as long as the car looks good and have no problems. But if you are a responsible driver you should always check your car every other week or the better before driving. Whether you own a big car, a small car, or a secondhand car, you can do something to avoid costly repairs and keep your wheels running smoothly. Even washing your car regularly (and maintaining its cleanliness inside and out) can help keep your vehicle in top shape. Here are some simple tips to minimize trips to the car shop.

  • Use only the proper tire size for your vehicle. Proper sized tires keep the mechanical parts under your car intact.
  • Always check your tires for lumps and misalignment. Big tires are always expected to be strong and durable, but they are just as fragile as any tire.
  • Have your hand brakes adjusted to maximum. SUV's are heavier and need more hold on the brakes than smaller vehicles.

  • Change oil every 5,000 to 10,000 kilometers to keep your car's engine in good shape. Sedan are so smooth that you can's tell if it's time to change oil already.
  • Always have your wheels aligned after your tire hits a deep hole in the road. Sedans have weaker stabilizers than AUVs and SUVs, so not giving immediate attention to it might damage the other parts under your vehicle.
  • Always keep your carpets clean to prevent dust from accumulating inside the air conditioner's evaporator. Aircons of small cars are located under the dashboard near the floor, so keeping your carpets clean helps prevent aircon damage.

  • Do a one time overall checkup of your car to find out it's quirks. Knowing what went wrong with the car before ownership was passed on to you will help you pinpoint what needs to be attended to.
  • Take care of minor concerns as soon as possible. Those little tics and grumbles your car makes can indicate that there's something wrong, act fast and save on more expensive repairs later on.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Disadvantages Of Having Too Much Time Online

Technology might be taking over our lives, but it isn't making us happier. That's the finding of new research carried out by psychologists at Leeds University, which revealed a possible link between heavy Internet use and depression. The study, based on an online questionnaire of 1,319 people aged 16 to 51, found 1.2 percent were "Internet Addicts" and were more likely to show depressive symptoms and replace real life meet ups with online chat and networking sites.

However, the study team stressed more research is needed to establish whether depressed people are attracted to the Internet or if the Internet causes depression. Dr. Richard Graham, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Capio Nightingale Hospital in the UK, still believes it makes sense to limit how long family members spend online and to encourage them to meet friends face to face. "Too much time online, even when interacting with friends, appears to reduce confidence and a young person's hopes of achievement in the real world,: he explains.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sexy Singer Katy Perry Wins 3 MTV Video Music Awards

Im not really a fan of Katy Perry, but I do like some of her songs though. Last Sunday Katy Perry won three MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year. Katy Perry's "Firework" was given the biggest award of the evening of the evening, which she accepted wearing a pink jacket and with a bright yellow cube on her head (Her signature, over the top weirdness when it comes to wardrobe).


As she collected the trophy Katy said "Oh my goodness! Thank you so much. This is my second Moonman. I'm very proud of the song it stands for, which is 'Firework'. "

"I feel like I am doing something right when I sing that song. So thanks to everyone who helped to create it."

The biggest winner of the night though belong to Adele which took home 4 trophies.

MTV VMAS 2011 full list of winners:

Video of the Year: Katy Perry - "Firework"
Best New Artist: Tyler, The Creator - "Yonkers"
Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj - "Super Bass"
Best Male Video: Justin Bieber - "U Smile"
Best Female Video: Lady Gaga - "Born This Way"
Best Pop Video: Britney Spears - "Till The World Ends"
Best Rock Video: Foo Fighters - "Walk"
Best Collaboration: Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West - "E.T."
Best Art Direction: Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Best Choreography: Beyonce - "Run The World (Girls)"
Best Cinematography: Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Best Direction: Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Best Editing: Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Best Special Effects: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West - "E.T."
Best Video With A Message: Lady Gaga - "Born This Way"

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Photos of Davaoeña Beauties at Kadayawan 2011 Floral Parade

Last Sunday's Floral event at Kadayawan 2011 was a blast compared to the Indak2x sa Kadalanan. There were plenty of colorful floats that participated. People in the streets watching were so excited and happy. There were also celebrities in the parade which causes some of the spectators to go frenzy, but there were also some beautiful Davaoeña's in the parade that are also of star quality. Here are some photos of the beautiful Davaoeña's found during the floral parade at Kadayawan 2011.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Effects Of Using Laptop and iPad Before Sleeping


Using your laptop or iPad just before you go to bed could lead to disrupted sleep. A US study showed the bright lights that shine into our eyes from some gadgets trick the brain into thinking it's daytime.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Kadayawan 2011 Indak Indak sa Kadalanan

One of Kadayawan's highlight that I am looking forward each year is the indak2x. This years Indak Indak, well to be honest, I am kinda disappointed. The performers were all just either walking or running. I already know that the performance will be judged near San Pedro near City Hall. Even though that was the plan this year, I was hoping for a little performance on the street on their part. A few performed a little but it was nothing compared to last year.

Well for the performers side(the contestants) who mostly are students, it was a relief on their part, since the kids wont be too tired when they reach the judges, no more performing on the street under the heat of the sun(but to tell you during that day, it was not sunny, the clouds are dark and it was due to rain).

Disappointed maybe, but still I have taken a few photos of the parade for you guys. I did not finish the parade because my interest and excitement has already gone out the window. I could have went to San Pedro to take photo during the performance but I know it will be too crowded, and you cant get near to get a decent photo, unless your a professional photographer who is under a organization, then maybe you can have access to a much nearer position. I hope things will be different next year, and hope that Sundays floral parade wont be like the indak indak.

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Simple Tips to Extend Your Smartphone's Battery Life

Whether you own a Nokia, Samsung, LG, BlackBerry, or iPhone 4, use this tip for your multi-tasking machine.

Change your settings. Reduce display brightness to as low as you find readable (or set to 'auto'), and turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when you're not using them, so they aren't constantly scanning. Unplug your phone when it's at max charge - leaving it plugged in heats up the battery, causing it to wear out faster.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

John Lloyd, Maja Salvador and Coco Martin Heats up Kadayawan Festivities at SM Davao 2011

SM is gearing up its Kadayawan festivities at SM Davao Parking C this August 20 with ABS-CBN bankable actors.

John Lloyd was recently named as Yes! Magazine’s Most Beautiful of 2011. During the press conference held July 28, John Lloyd said that it was a "very interesting recognition." JLC is set to do a movie project with Angel Locsin under Star Cinema.

Maja Salvador and Coco Martin on the other hand is on their last taping dates for the very successful "Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin" series. Maja rose from a family of celebrities while Coco gained popularity through starring in award-winning indie films.

Join the fun and excitement at the Kadawayan Kapamilya Caravan on August 20, Saturday, 4 PM at the SM Davao Parking C!

If all of that is not enough, this is what I was waiting for SM Davao will have its Kadayawan Sale on August 15-20. Mall Hours extend until 12:00 MN on August 19 and 20.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Design Your Slippers Contest this Kadayawan at SM Davao 2011

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Kadayawan is fast approaching, compared to Araw ng Dabaw I always considered Kadayaw to be the best. There are more floats, more participants, and its livelier and to top that of, it will start in the afternoon. That means no more sunblock for me this time.

Aside from the Indak-Indak and Floral parade, most establishment has their own gig, and contest before Kadayawan starts, one would be SM. SM has many contest and event that would be held in their place. One such event would be the Design Your Slippers Contest.

SM Davao Department Store once again brings the Design Your Slippers Contest this Kadayawan Season!

Beginning August 1 to August 19, interested participants may submit originally-designed slippers at the SM Department Store. To qualify, all they need to do is present a Php 500 worth proof of purchase from the shoes, bags and luggage departments, inclusive of Beachwalk slippers.

There will be 1 winner from the 3 categories—Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s.

Design your Kadayawan flops and get a chance to win up to Php 15,000 shopping money!

Experience Davao and celebrate Kadayawan only at SM City Davao—where we all come together!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

10 simple Netiquette

1. First impressions. The agreed formula is to begin with the name of the addressee: don't use the fuddy-buddy "Dear Bob". but simply "Bob" A cherry "Hiya" is over familiar. Simply launching into your message is unduly abrupt, unless the two of you are regular correspondents rapidly sending messages back and forth.

2. Mind your manners. NEVER WRITE MESSAGES IN CAPITAL LETTERS - it's considered the Internet equivalent to shouting. Because e-mail takes place in the absence of the recipient, it lacks the inhibition imposed by their presence (even if only on the phone), so it's easy to be rude or think that e-rudeness doesn't count.

3. Think before your send. E-mails fired off in haste may cause lifetimes of repentance. Before you press that button, pause. Do you really mean that insult, threat or offer of money? Would you like to get the message you're about to send? Are you prepared to honor any offers or threats you make?

4. You've got mail. Always check your messages. Only a fool would leave his post lying around unopened or not listen to his answering machine. The same applies to your e-mail inbox. There is a film producer who hands out his e-mails address but says, "Don't bother e-mailing me. I never check it" Why have it in the first place?

5. Cyberspeak with care. Picasso was a technically brilliant draughtsman, so when he painted women with both eyes on once side of their heads he did so as a matter of creative choice. Similarly, you should not write e-mails in abbreviated or poor English - such as "c ya tonite" or "lol", meaning "laugh out loud" - unless you have demonstrated a grasp of the real thing. Otherwise you risk being exposed as a fake.

6. Don't techno bully. The internet has its own snobbery, and Web geeks can be terribly rude to those less computer literate. The considerate e-mailer, however, never looks down on those who can't work the latest gizmos and checks with the recipient that they have the equipment required to read a message or open an attachment. It is not a crime to baffled by the Web, particularly since its greatest experts are often baffled by life.

7. Beware mass mailing. It is never flattering to receive an e-mail then discover it has been sent to hundreds of others. Mass mailing are acceptable when sending jokes or invitations, but unacceptable as chain letters. If you have to send a message to everyone in your address book, keep the other names hidden using blind carbon copy (bcc), unless you know they are friends or colleagues.

8. Say something nice. Some etiquette experts feel that invitations, acceptances and thank-yous should be sent via old fashioned post. I disagree. More over, a positive e-mail, be it words of congratulations or affection, can brighten a day.

9. Never e-dump lovers. On the other hand, it is bad form to give anyone the heave-ho by e-mail. If you must write, rather than see them face to face, it is more respectful to do so by hand. The casualness of e-mail is as insulting as it is dismissive.

10. Write for the record. Use e-mail as a chance to recreate the joys of letter writing. Telephone conversations vanish into the ether, but all the e-mails you've ever sent or received are sitting on a hard disk. Who knows? Others may want to read them some day. So remember to put some care into your correspondence.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Is 40 Really the New 30?

Cheer up, ladies! you are not as old as you think. You may have turned 40 on your last birthday, but you're not actually a day over 30.

An international team of experts has redefined what it means to grow old. The new definition: It's not how long you've been alive that counts, but rather how many years you have left. As life expectancy has lengthened, the whole idea of middle aged has shifted, making 40 the new 30. And 50 is the new 40.

It's true! People who are nearing retirement are as vigorous and healthy as middle aged people were a century ago.

Do you seem younger than your parents were when they were the age you are now? It's not your imagination. In many ways, people today act younger than their parents did at the same age. And that is because of our psychological shift in judging our age not by how long we have lived but rather by how many more years we have to look forward to on this Earth.

Credit this to the new math. As people have more and more years to live, they have to save more and plan more and they effectively are behaving as if they were younger. A lot of our skills, our education, our savings, and the way we deal with our health care depend a great deal on how many years we have to live.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Reasons Why Men Dump Women

They sure have enough excuses - "I need more space", "I think we'd be better off as friends" - but what are the real reasons men leave their ladies? We get behind the old line, "It's not you, it's me," to find out.

The thrill is gone. He won;t admit it's the whole reason, but it may be well be. When he starts feeling like he's seen your whole bag of female trick, or you're not the mysterious, glamorous creature you were when you started dating, he starts getting the itch to get out. Some men get far too caught up in the fantasy thing. Once that mystery and enchantment is gone-oh, say, about the time you ask him to pick up your laundry-he will be, too.

You've change. Shallow? uh-huh, but it's true: if you've stopped taking care of your appearance once you've got him hooked, he'll use that as a reason to bail out. (Incidentally, he's more likely to stick it out if he's let himself go, too).

You tried to change him. It's practically a cliche by now, how women fall for the "bad boy" with the mistaken assumption that they can remake him into the man of their dreams. It's dangerous enough even to try. But if you actually succeed, you can start counting the minutes until he cuts the cord. In an effort to get back to being the free spirit he once was, he'll change his surroundings-starting with you.

He can't breathe. Sure, he loves attention, but if your adoration starts to smother him, he'll bolt. Ditto when your relationship is marked by too mane spats, too many jealousy-or your constant need for his reassurance of how special you are, how solid your relationship is, and how much you can trust him.

You're not his ideal. He went into your relationship with an unrealistic idea of who you were and what kind of couple the two of you would be. Now that he's realized you're not The One, he's going to look for someone who is.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Five Types Of Stalkers

Celebrities are heading the headlines when it comes to stalking. Stars like Catherine Zeta Jones has receive threatening letters from a stalker who is infatuated with her husband.Other hollywood actors have lived with it for years. While celebrity makes the news, far more frequently it's those living normal lives - women and men both - who are stalked by someone they know, typically a former partner or someone they're involve with.

There's a line between the overzealous pursuer and the stalker. Stalking is much more about inducing fear. The overwhelming majority of stalkers are men - four to one. Psychiatrist have developed several stalker profiles:

  • The Rejected Stalker. This person was rejected in a relationship, and they perceive it as an insult, they feel wounded, and they are seeking vindication.
  • The Resentful Stalker. These are self righteous, self pitying people who may threaten, but are the least likely to act on it.
  • The Intimacy Seeking Stalker. They believe they are loved or will be loved by the victim. Often they focus on someone of higher social status. This person is mentally ill and delusional.
  • The Incompetent Stalker. This person is socially backward. He doesn't really understand the social rules involved in dating and romance. He doesn't mean any harm.
  • The Predator. This is about sexual gratification, control and violence. The stalker doesn't necessarily know the victim. The victim may not know she is being stalked. But a predator plans his attack, rehearses it, and has lots of sexual fantasies about it.
The rejected and predatory stalkers are most likely to assault their victims.

Here's something to consider: Are you a stalker? If you see this obsessive pattern in yourself, see a therapist or join a support group.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Make Room For New Love! Exorcise Your Ex!

Are you possessed by spirits of boyfriends past? When you can't get your ex out of your mind, it's all too easy to remain stuck with the memories and forget that better fish are available. The only way to lay old "ghost" to rest - and make room for new love - is to exorcise your ex!

Release the Demons
Before you can move on, you need to let out all those pent up feelings that are haunting you. It's totally normal to feel sad, upset, disappointed, lonely and even furious about the way things ended. Release those feelings! Talk to someone you trust and have a good cry or rant. Punch your pillow or write out your emotions in a diary. Draw zits on his photo if that makes you feel better. Do whatever it takes to squeeze out all that hurt you've been holding on to.

Seal the Gates of Hell
Seeing the relationship end can hurt like hell. To heal that pain, you've got to put the past behind you and close the gates on those feelings, so they can never creep back in. Start by getting rid of everything that reminds you of him. Toss those photos, birthday cards and mementos, or at least stash these in a box and shove it to the back of your closet. Delete his e-mails and his name on your Friendster, Facebook and Twitter list. Remove all evidence that he was once part of your life, and say goodbye to painful memories.

Cleanse Thyself
To prevent a sequel to the horror that was your breakup, free yourself of left over feelings. List the reasons why you're better off without him and remember to include all his ugly points. Now make a list of the things you want from a boyfriend in the future. You'll soon see that the past is best left behind you, while the future has much better things in store.

Stay Strong
Despite such measures, the ghost of your relationship may still haunt you for a while. That's why it is important to stay strong in your commitment to move on without him. Stop checking your e-mails obsessively - or rushing hoe to see if he's called. Find a new route that doesn't put you in his path. Don't be tempted to text or instant message him. And more daydreaming about getting back together! Break free from all the memories of your past relationship, and you'll be ready for another one.

Create Positive Vibes
A scary experience like breaking up will change you. That's good, because you will learn from it and be ready to move as an all new improved person. This is a great time to reassess your life and set some new goals. Throw yourself into new activities and make new friends. Start looking forward to a happier life, and forget about looking back. Focus on a positive future, and let the past go!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Midnight Screening on July 26 2011 at SM Digital Cinema for the Movie Captain America

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After being deemed unfit for military service in World War II, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project. Through this, he became a recipient of the "Super Soldier Serum" which turned him into the living symbol of freedom, Captain America.

Left for dead while frozen in ice, the star spangled hero with an indestructible shield awoke years later to continue hid battle for liberty.

Catch Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Samuel Jackson in this Marvel Comics action packed adventure flick by Joe Johnston.

Wow, I can't wait to see this movie, only a few heroes and we are of to Avengers. Let's see now, we have Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and now Capt. So now a movie of Ant man and the Wasp maybe is coming? Well if not, these 4 heroes together will be a huge movie for the upcoming Avengers.

But for now, lets just see Captain America: The First Avengers (3d) screens in advance on July 26, 11:59 PM at SM Davao Digital Cinema. Tickets are now available at SM Ticket booth and at www.smcinema.com

For inquiries, please call 297-6998 local 122.

Monday, July 18, 2011

For Women - What To do When Attacked

One woman out of 3 has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime, and most often the abuser is a member of her own family. Below are some things you can do when attacked.
  • Talk. Say anything that may allow you to escape.
  • Fight. Aim for sensitive parts of the body: groin, eyes, windpipe, kneecap. The first blow is very important and must be accurate. You might not have another chance.
  • Submit. This is not the same as consenting, but this may be the only way to save your life. But don't allow yourself to be tied up. That will make you lose all your options.
  • Run. Get away and look for crowds, houses with lights on, a busy street, etc.
  • Remember. If persuasion and resistance don't work, concentrate on identity: age, height, scars or birthmarks, clothes, car and license number.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lunch at Hukad inside Abreeza Mall Davao City

Grandpa invited us to have lunch at Abreeza mall yesterday, he wants to show us a place where he had previously eaten. He had all praises for the place because of its delicious foods. The place he was referring to is Hukad which was located at the 2nd floor of Abreeza mall, not much familiar yet with the exact place in the second floor so if you ever decided to go there, just ask around.
The place is not that big though but the waiters and waitress are very accommodating. We only ordered a few foods, I hope we had ordered more because the food was (and my father was right) DELICIOUS, to be exact lutong pinoy and on top of that unlimited rice!!!! that alone my friend is a big YES for me hahahahahaha. Here are photos of the place and some of our orders.



Hukad sa Golden Cowrie


Accommodating staff (rice please hehehehe)






Some of our orders Cebuano Kinilaw, Bicol Express, Blue Marlin, Chicken Barbecue, Sago at Gulaman.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Simple Tips on Borrowing Money

While the best advice regarding borrowing money is "don't", there are times when taking a loan is a good choice. Follow these tips when you do:

  • Shop around for Interest rates. You might find a lower interest just by spending a few additional minutes or hours talking with a few more banks. They want your business so don't be intimidated. You have control over who you want to do business with. So choose wisely and carefully.
  • Try home equity loans. If you're going to do a large purchase or expense, you can tap into the equity in your home, otherwise called home equity loan or a second mortgage. This will allow you to leverage the money you've already paid against your mortgage and use the value of your home as collateral against the larger loans. Check out private banks on this one.
  • Check out lines of credit. Lines of credit have more flexibility than standard loans. They are like bank accounts and you only pay the interest on the outstanding balance. This is helpful to set up in an emergency.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Simple Steps in Saving Money

Saving money doesn't have to be an unreachable dream. Check out some practical steps to help you stop living from paycheck to paycheck.
  • Set saving goals. Figure out what you need to save for, how much and how long you need to save ( could be short term or long term). Set an attainable time frame or you might get discouraged.
  • Figure out how much you'll have to save per paycheck or per month. Total your savings goals. Can you afford to save that much for each period? Make sure your saving is your priority and not a leftover consideration.
  • Keep a record of your expenses. Write down all your expenses on a given period and assess them. Think about your priorities, and make cuts that you can live with.
  • Reassess your savings goals. If you really can't fit in your savings goals into your budget, check the goals and cut out the less important goals or adjust the time frame.
  • Make a budget and stick to it. Now that you've managed your income with your savings goals and your spending, write down a budget you can live with. try to leave room for unexpected expenses.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Three A's to a Great Relationship

Are you having problems with your partner? Does your relationship need some cranking up? Address it as soon as possible. Most splits are due to gradual slips in each partner's behavior rather than a single cataclysmic event. This is a sad thing since it can be prevented. Here are some simple tips for in order for you to have a great relationship with your partner.

1. Appreciation. Gratitude is the simplest life preserver for relationships. It makes the other person feel seen and heard, that he or she matters. Strive daily to think of something that your partner did and thank him or her for it, even those on bad days. It will help you both weather the storms of love.

2. Attention. This advice goes out to men but women can learn from this too. Don't be too busy that you forget to give your partner attention. Husband, have you stopped bringing her flowers or giving her a note for no reason? Wife, have you become too busy with housework that you've forgotten to say I love you? Remember, you're committed to a human being, not to a work machine or a house robot.

3. Appearance. This tip is for women although men are not exempted. Men are visual creatures so take good care of how you look. Make your appearance a priority. And men, if you expect your wives to look good, please do the same as well.

A healthy relationship will bring back the emotions and desires that drive you to each other. So keep at it!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Don't Be a 40 Year Old Virgin

Have you watch this movie? I have, yes the movie is funny, it makes you laugh your hearts out. But here's the question would you want that to happen to you? Would you want to reach that age without having to experience sex? or even the first base maybe, or even just be able to make a conversation to a woman? Frightening isn't it hahahaha.

But there are actually ways how to avoid being that 40 year old virgin. There are ways on how to get girls to like you or even get that girl to be hooked to you forever. The technique really is simple you must get to know the type of girl you are dating. A lot of experts give advice for dating, you can read it almost anywhere magazines, books, internet.

But most of those techniques are not successful because they assume one technique can work for every woman, which is not, because there are many type of women, and for every type there is a different approach. Its like a puzzle one piece can't fit in all.

There's actually a system that can help you in this problem, you may shell out money from your pocket for this system, but who cares about the price if you can get what you want. The system I'm talking about is the Pandoras Box, with this you can be assured of the woman of your dreams.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sexy Cosplay Goddess Alodia Gosiengfiao Will Be on SM DCE Davao


Alodia Gosiengfiao, the cosplay goddess herself will be at SM City Davao Event Centre on July 31, 2011, during the Cosplay Fashion Walk. I'm already checking my schedules so I will be available on that day. I hope my trusty Digi Cam will be enough to capture photos of her, because I'm sure the place will be full.



Also in the Event Centre will be the Cyber Expo, which is set to be there for 3 days, starting from July 29-31. Catch hard core battle of teams from all over Mindanao for cash and pride at the DOTA Challenge (GODLIKE!!!!!). BLINQUE TechXtreme will also showcase the best hardware and PC installations in the region while Intel returns with more in house tournaments with Street Fighter VI on top of the list. Participants get a shot at defeating the elite DCWired teams in various games and get instant cash prizes at the DCW Open Challenge. For more info please visit e2-events.com.

See you all at SM guys and gals.

Money And Frugality Tips

Being frugal doesn't mean being a miser. It just means using restraints in your resources so you can achieve lasting and more fulfilling goals. Below are some tips on how you can live this way:

1. Buy a used car. The most expensive miles on a car are the first 10,000. So let someone else drive those for you. You save a lot of money considering how little value the car has actually lost.

2. Be patient. Don't buy that new gadget today even if everyone has it. Wait a month or two and the price will certainly go down.

3. Buy airline tickets as far in advance as possible. Buy at least two months in advance and you'll get the cheapest rates. For holiday travel especially, buy as soon as you can.

4. Never buy extended warranty. New products usually come with a 90 day or one year warranty anyway.

5. Make your own meals. Eating out is expensive if you do it often.

6. Get a better cell phone plan. If you've been using the same cell phone plan for two years, chances are there's something better out there. Call your mobile provider to find out.

7. Be bank wise. A lot of banks charge you checking fees or minimum account balance fees. Find a bank that does not.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Your Office Desks is Dirtier Than Toilet Seats

You might be surprised when you read this, especially if you're an office worker. But your desk has more germs than your toilet. And if you're a woman, you have more bacteria on your desk than your male co-worker.

A study has been conducted and has found out that the average office desktop has 400 times more bacteria than the average office toilet seat.

Though women's desks typically look cleaner, the knickknacks are more abundant, and cosmetics and hand lotions make prime germ transfer agents. Makeup cases also help keep germs, along with phones, purses and desk drawers.

Using a hand sanitizer and using a disinfectant on office surface helps. There were 25 percent fewer bacteria on surfaces that were regularly disinfected once a day.

Monday, July 4, 2011

How to Keep The Romance Alive for Married Couples

As with most good things in life, it takes work to keep the flame of love burning. Let romance continue in your marriage with some helpful steps below:

  • TELL THE TRUTH. It's the ultimate aphrodisiac and a great way to create connection between husband and wife. So tell the truth, like, "I feel safe when I am with you." Just share your feelings and speak from your experience.
  • APPRECIATE YOU AND YOUR PARTNER. Take time to understand and focus on what it is you like about yourself, and your partner. Successful relationships have a five to one ratio of appreciations to criticisms; so if you want some fires lit, start appreciating.
  • LISTEN. We all want to be seen and heard. Just being with your partner and just really listening can be magical for you both.
  • CREATE ROMANCE WITHIN YOURSELF FIRST. Instead of looking for the spark from your partner, why don't you start the fire? Create your own romantic mood - dress up, put on music, prepare tasty food. Take time to love and appreciate yourself first. It will not be long before your partner will join the fun.
  • ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT. Tell your partner that you want to spend some romantic time with him/her. (You might be surprised at how often many of them are unaware of this.) Of course, the best strategy is through kind and loving words.

Too Much Love Will Kill You, and Those Close To You

It's not the song that I'm talking about, well I can't find a good title for the post and that song well kinda fits in with this topic. Well it's about sex addiction or some may say lust. Sex is good, but too much can also be damaging. Even celebrities break up because of this, one familiar celebrity would be Courtney Cox of the hit series "Friends" who revealed that one of her problems with her marriage to David Arquette was that he constantly wanted sex.

Having sex can be a form of expressing ones love to her partner, but too much well , is too much. So what is Sex Addiction by the way? it is when a person begins to have trouble controlling certain sexual behaviors and impulses. Their sexual relationships, habits and need may become consistently excessive and compulsive and their sexual thoughts , fantasies and desires may become increasingly extreme and obsessive in nature. Some causes of this is due to hormonal imbalance. Overproduction of some hormones is said to have the result of sexual addiction some would be the result of abuse during childhood.

If you have sexual addiction fear not, there is a place you could seek help and heal you. Visit the Sexual Addict Therapists Directory, there are counselors and therapist who have special training to help you recover from this addiction.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Liturgical Vestment Made of Indigenous Materials Showcased at The Museum of Transfiguration Monastery, Bukidnon

The highlight for me during my visit to The Museum of Transfiguration Monastery in Bukidnon was the different design of Liturgical Vestment made from indigenous materials found here in the Philippines. Vestments are liturgical garments and articles associated with the Christian religion. The designer of this masterpiece is no other then Dom Martin Gomez, who before entering the monastery was a well know Haute Couturer. Even though he left the limelight when he entered the monastery his passion for designing still burns in him. He started conducting research on indigenous materials by visiting places in the Philippines, tapping talents from the countries best weavers from several tribal groups to help him on his designs. I have the complete photos of the exhibit but I will only post some of his works because it will take time and space on my site.

Rose chasuble of piña-seda (pineapple-silk blend) has "calado" (drawn thread work) all over the surface with stylized petal designs embroidered all around the hem and on the stole. For third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) and the fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday).

Green chasuble of cotton hand-woven in the Mountain Province in Northern Luzon. T'nalak material of abaca woven by the T'boli of South Cotabato is used for the stole. Green hand embroidery in weave stitch traces the T'nalak design.

Yellow-gold humeral veil of hand woven abaca from Kalibo, aklan has geometric embroidery made in Lumban, Laguna.

Ecru benediction cope of hand-woven abaca from Kalibo, Aklan is embroidered in satin stitch with the various flowers of the Philippines by the "bordadoras" of Cavite. The whole surface features drawn thread work done by the "bordadoras" of Lumban. Held in place by a gold plated morse, this cope may be used for benediction on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (January 1).

Procession canopy made of hand woven abaca embroidered in "Langkit" patterns. An embroidered dove, the symbol of the holy spirit, is at the center. Shell beads and carved cenarion and mother of pearl shells in petal shapes hang like tassels all around the edges. Wooden poles are usually used to hold the canopy during processions.


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