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Saturday, February 28, 2009

DIY or Buy?

Have you had the urge to make things on your own once you've tried out something? I always have. Like, now, I'm into this project of making my own projector. It's not something new. In fact, there are so many materials to be found on the internet. But, how many people do you think will want to make one? In case you don't know of anyone, here's your surprise - you are actually reading the blog of one such person.

When it comes to food, I am one to experiment on dishes that are either the same as something I liked or something different altogether. I broke my blender 2 weeks ago and now I'm looking for the service center to have it repaired. In the meantime, I'm using a juicer which I recently purchased. Juicing is not something new to me. I've had one juicer in the past which I also broke after some years of use. But I never really realized how much it would be worth to me until these past few years when I started was exposed to healthy diets and all that. I've been trying out combinations of vegetables and fruits. Sometimes, they turn out to be really good. At other times, ummm, let's just say I am the only one who can BARELY take it. hehehe

So far, the best combinations I've had are those with carrots, apples, pineapples, mangoes and strawberries. I've tried to juice bell pepper because I've red about how capsicum is good for the heart. Ah, but alas, even with much prodding and some scientific explanations, I was the only one who drank it.

I'm trying to get my hand on those wheatgrass which is talked about much these days due to the health benefits one gets from taking the juice. I found out about it when I was in Singapore. Oh, i know about the juice drink alright. But what I didn't know about was that it could be grown and juiced at home.

Juicing at home has its health benefits probably more than what we can get from those we find on the grocery rack. These are also good. But you know what? We discovered the Tipco Juice that claims to be 100% natural. Of course I cannot tell you that this is true because I do not have so much information about this. Nonetheless, people have professed that the juice is indeed natural. And you know what else? They have wheatgrass juice! I have been searching for this for a couple of months but i have not found one yet in the Philippines. But, the ones we got are good enough and taste superb that you wouldn't think there's any veggie in it. But, yessirree, good news for those who do not like veggies, you can get them without making your life miserable. My daughter loved it ever since she tried those in Singapore. So now, we buy a few everytime we're in the grocery.

My cousin in law says looks like the Tipco wheatgrass juice really does its work. Her daughter used to be so constipated. But now that she's taking the juice, her bowel movement has changed to become a daily habit.

Friday, February 20, 2009

November 2008 Philippine Nursing Licensure Examinations Out

We were just talking about it last night. The NLE Exams are now out but have not been posted on the net yet. Please check out PRC's Website. Or check back here because I will post it as soon as I get hold of the copy.

Let's thank God for our new nurses and congratulate them too. Well done guys!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Singapore 2008

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Is Your Kid Home and Safe?

Picture this: your kid playing at home. You feel safe and secure, don't you? Well, guess what? Your kid isn't as safe at home than on the street. Why? Because on the street, there are more people. The more people there are, the lesser chance for anyone to attack or kidnap your child. But at home, who's there to keep them from harm? If you were in the Philippines, chances are that you'd have a grandmother or a maid to watch over your little one. But, what can they do against a bigger, younger and stronger male? Not much I suppose.

I had the same feeling. I got into this trouble and I had that picture exactly in my mind. Once, I was told that a man came to the house. He didn't knock. He didn't say anything. All he did was look and observe. Mysterious. And scary. You wouldn't quite know how I'd felt unless you were in the same boat as I was. I couldn't sleep. I wanted to take her with me everywhere I went. Even at school, I wanted to be with her. I didn't want her out of my sight 24 hours a day.

I live in a condominium where everybody knew everybody. But then again we didn't see each other so much and I couldn't expect them to keep an eye on my daughter so often. I wanted to hire a security guard for additional safety but it spelled an expense over and above what I can afford.

Now, I realize that back then I should have gotten one of those automatic gates which I had seen on tv. Well, excuse my ignorance as it is not common here in the Philippines. Either the US automatic, Viking Access or the Apollo would have lessened my anxiety. Those gates would be controlled either from inside or outside the house without the need for a security guard. Plus it will give the additional protection from intruders who would want to get into the home. That would address my concern. The gates are so practical they could fit into the design and space in my home. And the price, it's not so much as to pay for the services of a guard for 6 months.

Why didn't I know about those gates before?