Monday, December 29, 2008

Somewhere in the Middle by Dishwalla



"Somewhere In The Middle"

I was out the other day
and I saw you in your big black car
and I was waving as you were passing
cause I know who you are
you had this look that of an angel
it was such a bad disguise
did you think for second I would not realize

tripping hard falling down onto the ground
cause I can't stand up
and I can't fall down
cause I'm somewhere in the middle of this

I was out the other night
and I saw you so we had a fight
it was late and I was lonely
and its such a long way home
so I asked you if you'd join me
for a single last call drink
so you turned and bought us 2
and you didn't even blink
you had this look that of an angel
it was such a bad disguise
when you drink it makes you angry
when I drink I want you more and more and more

tripping hard falling down onto the ground
cause I can't stand up
and I can't fall down
and I'm somewhere in the middle of this

well I find it hard
I always tried to find the sane life
but I don't like the way things are
and I keep falling to my knees
somewhere in the middle of this

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Songs

Do you know that the longest celebration of Christmas of Christmas was here in Philippines.It started with "Simbang Gabi" or midnight mass in December 16 to December 24. It ends in the first week of January after the celebration of the feast of three kings.I would like to share to you some of my favorite Christmas songs which I usually heard from "Simbang Gabi".



O Holy Night

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!



O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

O Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all that hear in heaven God's holy word.
Give to our Father glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.


Friday, December 12, 2008

A Christmas Gift for Myself


Its thirteen days before Christmas and everyone are so excited for the holiday season. People are busy shopping gifts for their family and friends. But wait a minute, have you ever wish for something that you really want to receive this Christmas? Do you always hope that Santa Clause would grant these simple wish of yours? I always wish for brand new watch this Christmas. It must be analog fashionable watch , preferably "military green" colored and perfect for day and evening wear.

Yesterday, one of my friend told me about TOCS Watches. She said that TOCS™ is a company that creates bold fashion forward wristwatches using high tech, shock resistant materials. There are many colors to choose from and I think I am lucky because there is a "military green" colored watch which is my favorite. These items where even mentioned in Oprah Winfrey's O Magazine, as part of "The O List 2008 (Holiday Edition) Great Gifts under $100.00 including Oprah's All - Time Favorites." In the December 2008 issue, page 88, of the magazine , it was stated there that "Wrist candy revisited: Round or barrel shaped, some with stylized surreal-looking numbers, Tocs boost neutral clothes with a hit of Crayola color." I am really excited the first time I heard it from my friend. I think I don't need to wait for Santa. What I like most about these TOCS Watches is that it is very affordable.

So the next thing I do is to visit their online store and Purchase TOCS watches. One for me and one for my friend who inform me about it. I think this the one of the best Christmas gift I ever had for my self.


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Simple tips to avoid gaining weight this Holiday Season

During Holiday season,we always have parties and reunion with family and friends.With all the joy and good cheer, watching your weight can either become impossible or a complete chore.Let me share you some simple tips how to avoid gaining weight this Christmas season which I've read from Nestle Magazine.The first thing to remember is that do not feel pressured to eat more just because it is Christmas. Some people eat a lot during parties because they feel it is expected of them or they think it is impolite to refuse the food. Then, try eat a little something like crackers or fruit before you go to a party.You will tend to stuff yourself in the party if you go with empty stomach.In a sit-down dinner, try to sit beside someone you like.By doing so, you will be focused on talking and not on eating.Drink alcoholic beverages only after you have eaten.Alcohol lowers your inhibitions and increases hunger.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Unique Art of MaryJane Goods

Have you heard about the Mary Jane Goods?It is a company which is the best producer, marketer and retailer of specialty products like tapestries, T-shirts, posters, stickers and mousepads. In Wikipedia, it is described as an idea conceptualized by the idea of fusing “high science” with “high art.” The double entendre is not lost when it comes to the subject utilized by the two very different worlds as the brand offers an array of products appealing to Cannabis friendly devotees of all walks of life. The company aims to connect trends in science in art through a product that is diverse yet is enjoyed by unique set of people.


Most of their products are unique because it is the first company to create custom genetic portraits of C. Sativa also know as Cannabis. They also feature genetic fingerprint of the Cannabis Sativa plant better known as Marijuana or by its street name, Mary Jane. The DNA prints was a hit so they decided to launch a full range of products available online. Some of their products are:

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This 6in x 6in by 5.5in poplar wood cube is painted in an assortment of colors with a genetic print of C. Sativa on the face. Sure to light up any room, literally: the print glows in the dark. Hollow and backless, you can stash whatever you want it in as it hangs on your wall.


DNA fingerprint of C. Sativa




This 24” by 24” canvas print is the lovechild of high science and high art. Mountable, the canvas print completes any decor. Its abstract pattern is the actual DNA fingerprint of C. Sativa. Art that will spark guests interests without drowning out the other pieces, it's the perfect addition to any room.


In addition to the varied products, an interactive website, Free downloadable 4:20 world clock widget as well as promotions and a social media site are associated with the product.







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Gingerbread Village




The Tinapayan Bakeshop in Atrium Mall in Iloilo City display their annual Christmas food display as "Gingerbread Village." It started last November until the first week of January next year.The village was almost complete. There were houses, ice skating arena, church, carnival ,a train that makes it way around the village and many more. You can also have your own gingerbread house at your home because they are actually for sale for Php 750 only (around $16).It makes me wonder, how they were able to form the bread into beautiful houses???






























Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Holiday Punch

Got this simple recipe from Nestle Magazine.This can be the best thirst quencher for your holiday parties.

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup water
2 packs (o.5 oz)strawberry gelatin
1 1/2 cups pineaplle juice, unsweetened
1/2 cup lemon juice
4 cups prepared Nestea Four Seasons with lychee
2 cups lemon lime soda
2 cups ice cold water


Procedure:

1. In sauce pan, combine water and strawberry gelatin. Let boil for 1 minute.
2. Stir in pineapple juice, lemon juice, and prepared Nestea Four Season with lychee.
3. Cool mixture then freeze.
4. When ready to serve, transfer the frozen content in a punch bowl and stir in the lemon lime soda and water


Enjoy..:)

Eyeglasses for sale

Do you know that the Optical4less is the world's leading discounted prescription eyeglasses store online.Here you can buy quality prescription eyeglasses online for as low as 15 dollars.They are selling products like tinted sunglasses, bifocal reading glasses, progressive reading eyeglasses and photochromic sunglasses.Whenever you buy glasses from Optical4less, it includes anti-reflective coating, UV protection coating, anti-scratch hard coating, colorful and stylish eyeglasses hard case, quality glasses cleaning cloth all for free.What I like most is that the international shipping is free.

I actually order a new pair of eyeglasses and I loved them.The glasses looks great.It can be a perfect Christmas gift for your family and friends.The prices are cheap with many styles to choose from .You do not have to go to the local store because it is just a click away.Their customer service is very nice and professional.My orders arrived earlier to what I've expected.

One of my friend also order a new one and she is very happy with it.She was impressed and amazed with the price and style. "With our present economy situation, when buying prescription eyeglasses, we must consider its price and quality" she said.It was the best web shopping she ever had.

Manny Pacquiao Vs De la Hoya: The Dream Match





Millions of people around the world were expected to watch the Dream Match in Las Vegas.It was presented by the Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, Inc.The bout was scheduled as a 12-round, non-title fight contested at the 147-pound welterweight limit.

Best pound-for-pound fighter and Filipino people's champ Manny Pacquiao went head to head with former Olympic medalist Oscar de la Hoya.

Manny dominated the fight as early as 5 seconds.

Pacquiao won via Technical Knockout in Round 8 over de la Hoya.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Social Network for Music Lover


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Are you a certified music lover? I always admit that I love music. Do you know that there is a social networking site where you can meet different people who have same interests like you. All you have to do is to sign up to Kerchoonz. Kerchoonz is a social network music site which provides free music. They make sure that the artists and labeled are paid. With this site you can stream and download songs for free. This site is free from viruses so it's safe to download. You can also meet different artists. If you have a band, your absolutely welcome to join. This might be your chance to be discover and become the famous rock star on this generation.

What I like most about Kerchoonz is that you can post a message to the bulletin . You can share your favorite songs and artists to your friends . You can also upload your own video and let your friends view it. If you want to know the latest concerts and , you can simply find it in the events area of Kerchoonz. There is also a forum and chat area for discussion. With this site you will be updated of the latest happenings, gossips and intrigues of your favorite artists.














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Decorating your home for Christmas

Here are some simple and easy ways to spruce up your home during the holiday season.I got this tips from Nestle magazine.

Create interesting table toppers with you old Christmas ornaments.Fill a clear glass bowl with some of you old Christmas balls.The bright colors of the ornaments will brighten up any table in the house.It's also a perfect way to deal with the Christmas decorations that you no longer use but store.

Ribbons are an inexpensive but striking way to spruce up your home.Use red and green ribbons to tie your curtains for a cheerful look.

Candy canes will add sweet touch to any table or mantle.Get tall glasses and fill it with delectable treats.

Dress up your house plants this season-hang small Christmas ornaments on them.You can also can also wrap the plant pots in red or green foil wrap;you don't even have to remove the plants.The Christmas tree need not be the only bedecked plant in you home this Christmas

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wishes for Granted

Do you believe in Santa Claus? When I was five years old, my mom always reminded me to be a good girl to be able to receive a Christmas present from Santa Claus on Christmas day.So during the Christmas day, I was so excited to open my gift . It was my favorite doll dressed like Santa. I started to believed in Santa Claus that day.I always wished to meet him in person.The following year, me and my mom visited the mall knowing that Santa will be there. I engaged in the sit on Santa's lap and took a picture.It was the one of the memorable day of my life.

Right now, I like to share those pictures and good memories of Santa Claus to my nephew. But my problem is, those pictures look old. Luckily, one of my friend told me that there is a new way to bring those old photos back to life. She also told me that if I wanted to share my pictures, I do not have to worry too much. She mentioned about CEIVAshare™ which is the simplest way to share your photos with your family and friends. Aside from that, CEIVA has teamed up with the Photo Scan Club to help bring old photos back to life.Your precious memories can be digitally preserved and enjoyed everyday on your CEIVA frame. All you have to do is to become a member.After that you will Got a Wish Sweeepstakes from Santa Clause.







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A Heavenly Smile




The alignment of planets Venus and Jupiter making it appear as sparkling eyes complimenting to the 1st quarter moon shaped like lips smiling beautifully made the eve of December 1,2008 a heavenly smiling figure.There's no interpretation for this on the part of the astrologist's as of this moment.

But let us make our genius interpretation for such a scenic heavenly display.It has something to represent a smiling face staring at you if you look at it.It denotes glory and happiness.Maybe a grand Christmas celebration ahead of us.It is probable that the incoming year would be abundant because good graces will pour in.It would be possible if we work harder.

Furthermore, it reminds us that global crisis is not a threat but a challenge.It makes a person durable and ready to face obstacles.So, SMILE a heavenly smile.Do not frown...:)

Gifts for Men


Having problem of what you are going to give for your husband or daddy this Christmas?Are you familiar of 5.11 Tactical Series?5.11 Tactical Series creates superior products that enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of law enforcement, military and firefighting professionals. Built on a foundation of durability, quality and value, 5.11 Tactical leads the industry by delivering functionally innovative gear, head to toe. I think 5.11 Tactical Gear can be an ideal gift for men this Christmas.

There are lot of things to choose from these 5.11 Tactical Series.They have 5.11 Tactical Pants with the patented tactical strap and slash pocket design which were originally developed for rock climbing. “5.11” is a rock climbing difficulty level as listed in the Yosemite Decimal System. These tactical are built for lasting performance and comfort.Bartacking and triple-stitch construction create an incredibly durable pant available in cotton or nylon canvas.There are also 5.11 tactical shirts which are simply the best field/hiking shirts you can buy for your love one.If your dad is a kind of person who juggles maps and notebooks while outdoors, these are the only shirts to wear. At first glance, it looks like a typical hiking shirt, but the difference is in the details.

You can also shop for 5.11 tactical flashlight (free if you purchase over 100 dollars), station windbreaker and chest rig which can be use for camping.There's also an advance Coyote Brown Side Zip Boot (with three pair of socks free) for everyday use.These footwear were designed with input from professionals in the special operations community from around the world, the 5.11 Tactical Boots are the fastest, most functional and innovative boots on the market.You can also buy a special tactical eyewear for your eye protection.But do you know that when law enforcement officers and operators requested 5.11 Tactical eye protection, 5.11 partnered with expert firearms trainer and decorated former U.S. Navy SEAL Jeff Gonzales to design premium protective eyewear at very competitive prices. 5.11 now offers four styles of high quality eyewear and all meet ANSI Z87.1-2003 safety standards.

Start to shop now for its very affordable and right now they have special free shipping offer for orders more than fifty dollars.You can also get free ground shipping.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving in Space

"The astronauts on board the space shuttle Endeavour will not miss out on Thanksgiving" says a report from TechNewsWorld.com. Endeavour's seven astronauts and the three crew members at the international space station will take a break from their chores and gather for their special meal Thanksgiving Day. The last time a space shuttle crew ate their holiday meal in space was six years ago.

Instead of sitting at a large Thanksgiving dinner table, the astronauts will float around as they eat. The food pouches have Velcro tags which allow them to be attached to the astronauts' suits. The food also can be fixed to Velcro patches on metallic food trays, which each have a spoon, fork, knife and scissors tethered to them for cutting open the food pouches. The trays can then be strapped to the astronauts' laps or attached to a wall.

NASA works hard to give the astronauts a varied menu. Sixty new dishes have been prepared for astronauts in the last six years. Even so, it's hard to recreate the fresh tastes found on many Thanksgiving dinner tables, especially since NASA uses many industrial ingredients so the meals can be mass-produced.

The meals are light-years away from the mush squeezed out of aluminum tubes that Mercury astronauts consumed during NASA's first manned flights, or even the pureed shrimp cocktail and squeeze-tube apple sauce of the Gemini program.

Now the shuttle astronauts pick their daily menus before going up in space. The space station astronauts, who can live up to six months at the outpost, have a menu schedule that repeats every 16 days although they can make changes.

Historically, the space shuttles and space station have lacked a refrigerator for food, although Endeavour delivered a fridge for food and cold drinks during this mission. As a result, food taken up to space has to be bacteria-free. That is accomplished by either treating meats with radiation, dehydrating vegetables, or heating other foods up to 250 degrees for a half hour.

Up in space, the dried foods are prepared by squirting hot or cold water into the food pouch. The other foods are heated up in the food galley's oven, basically a hot plate which uses a fan to circulate heated air.

For the Thanksgiving dinner, the smoked turkey was irradiated and the green beans and dressing were freeze-dried, a form of dehydration. The candied yams and dessert were heated.

A week before Thanksgiving, NASA gave reporters a taste-test of the astronauts' holiday dinner. The smoked turkey was slightly stiffer than deli meat, like after it has been left in the refrigerator a week past its expiration date. The candied yams had a syrupy sweetness outside that dissolved into blandness in the middle. The green beans with mushrooms tasted like they had been frozen and then microwaved to within an inch of their life.

But, NASA takes special pride in desserts.



Happy Thanksgiving..:)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stem Cell Preservation Gift Cards


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Latest studies proved that stem cells found in cord blood can treat over 75 diseases.Do you know that since 1992 Cryo-Cell International helped over 160,00 families worldwide preserve their newborn's umbilical cord blood for potential use against many diseases. Along with cord blood banking, Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Bank is pioneering the way in research, to find more solutions to preserve stem cells in a noncontroversial way.Cryo-Cell also launches new C'elle service where women with the unique opportunity to collect and preserve vital stem cells.

This holiday season we always desire to give meaningful gifts to our special friends and loved ones .With U-Cord®, Cryo-Cell's stem cell cord blood preservation service,this can be the ideal gift for family and friends who are expecting a baby in the near future and want to preserve vital stem cells that are collected from their baby's cord blood.C'elle is also a wonderful gift for women who are not pregnant.I heard from C'elle Client Testimonial that these stem cells may possibly be used as well in the future to benefit other family members who are genetically related to the donor to treat various diseases including diabetes and heart disease.It is not only a precious gift but it can save lives.









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Best Place for Astronomy

An International team has set up a fully robotic astronomical observatory at Dome Argus, which at 13,400 feet above sea level is the highest point on the East Antarctic plateau.Just 700 miles from the South Pole, the site is very cold and at times exceptionally dark.It has very dry, calm air as well as nights that are four months long.Dome Argus is said to be the best place on earth for astronomical observations.

Lifan Wong,director of Chinese Center for Antarctic Astronomy, says that "it is possible to achieve near-space-quality images at a much lower cost than launching a telescope into the space."

Personalized Gifts



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Having problems of what you are going to give to your friends and love ones this holiday? One of the best idea that I can advise you is to give them personalized holiday gifts .A present with the name of your family and friends with personal messages on it can be fun.These personalized holiday gifts are available from Pexagon. The Pexagon makes your storage personal.I heard a great news that starting today until the end of the year, Pexagon is offering 20% off on their four awesome personalized holiday gifts ideas.They offer personalized thumb drives which are available in 14 colors, up to 16GB in capacity. Whenever you purchased this gadget there will be custom laser engraving for free. You can choose from one of their 32 exciting themes and engrave two lines of personalization text on the reverse side.You can write your greetings or anything you want with their name on it.Its really cool and the price starts for only $7.99 after discount.Its very affordable and a perfect gift for Christmas.Aside from personalized thumbs drives, you can also purchase other stuffs like personalized pens.There were three unique style to choose from with multiple colors. You can also add two lines of text engraving for absolutely free.Pexagon also have USB flash drives that have unique design with your choice of multiple colors .For every purchase of USB flash drives, you can also have the three lines of text engraving for free.If your friend is environment friendly, a wooden USB flash drives are perfect gift for him/her. Burned-wood laser engraving effects make this a truly unique technology gift.There were free 2-sided custom laser personalization.I started to make my orders right away because there were no setup costs and no minimum order quality.








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The Survivor

"The larvae of an African fly survive sever droughts by essentially truning into candy drops" says Science News.When extremely dehydrated, the larvae of the fly Polypedilum vanderplanki replace water in their cellular fluids with a glassy substance, similar to melted sugar when it solidifies.In this mummified condition, the metabolism of the larvae ceases completely.The larvae can remain in this "state of suspended animation" for up to 17 years until the next rains allow them to revive.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Music and Social Networking







Do you love music?Do you know that there's a site called WorldSings.com, The Global Home for Music & Friends, is a music and social networking community organizing, “The World’s Best Song Competition.”All you have to do is to become a member.On the site you can post blogs, comments,create fan clubs and you can connect to your friends and favorite artists.You can also vote for your favorite songs and decide which top 20 will compete in the WORLDSINGS Concert in Las Vegas for a chance to win $1,000,000.A record and management deal will be offered to the top artists that do not have representation. You as a member have also a chance to win a variety of prizes.And there's more, charities worldwide will benefit from a percentage of the WorldSings.com profits.

Beetle's Pressure-Spray System

Do you know that though less than an inch in length, the bombardier beetle is noted for its unique defense mechanism.When threatened, the insect spray boiling, foul smelling liquid and steam from its posterior, warding off spiders, birds and even frogs.

This beetle is equipped with "a pair of glands which open at the tip of its abdomen".Each of these has a reservoir that stores an acidic compound and hydrogen peroxide as well as a reaction chamber filled with enzymes dissolved in water.Noxious chemicals, water, and stream- at a temperature of about 212 degrees Fahrenheit- are sprayed onto an attacker.

Research led by Professor Andy Mcintosh of University of Leeds, have studied that bombardier beetle learn how to develop more effective and ecologically-sound mist systems.They have discovered that the beetle not only uses one-way inlet valves to allow chemicals into the reaction chambers but also has a pressure-relief valve to expel. them.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 32 Days!

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I read a great news from Prevention Magazine.They were looking for select group of women who would like to try Flat Belly Diet for free.The Flat Belly Diet was created for people who had tried everything to eliminate belly fat.No exercise is required because it offers a science-based solution that combines a cutting-edge nutrition plan with expert tips and advice.

One of my friend join this program and she's happy to inform me that she was able to lose up to 15 pounds in just 32 days.She said that to attain the body that you always wanted you must consider the effects of what you eating. She learned from Flat Belly Diet that eating healthy fats(Monounsaturated Fatty Acids or MUFAs) at every meal specifically targets belly fat which is the most dangerous fat because of its high correlation with heart disease.She also discovered that MUFAs ( type of heart-healthy, disease-fighting, "good" fat found in foods like almonds, peanut butter, olive oil, avocado, even chocolate) can actually help you lose your weight.It made me think for a moment how?So I join this Flat Belly Diet program.If you join, you can also receive a free copy of Flat Belly Diet book, a free 1-year membership to the Flat Belly Diet website and more.











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American Music Awards 2008

Congratulations to all the winners of the American Music Awards 2008.Most of them were my favorite artist and album.You all deserve it..cheers..




Alvin and The Chipmunks - Favorite Album, Soundtrack

Chris Brown - Artist of the Year,Favorite Male Artist, Pop or Rock Music,Favorite Male Artist, Soul / Rhythm & Blues Music

Mariah Carey - Honorary Award

Alicia Keys ("As I Am") - Favorite Album, Pop or Rock Music,Favorite Album, Soul / Rhythm & Blues Music

Enrique Iglesias - Favorite Artist, Latin Music




Daughtry - Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock Music

Annie Lennox - Award of Merit

Brad Paisley - Favorite Male Artist, Country Music

Rascal Flatts - Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country Music

Rihanna - Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock Music, Favorite Female Artist, Soul / Rhythm & Blues Music

Jonas Brothers - T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award

Jordin Sparks - Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary Music

Taylor Swift - Favorite Female Artist, Country Music

Third Day - Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational

Three 6 Mafia - Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Rap / Hip-Hop Music



Linkin Park - Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock Music

Carrie Underwood ("Carnival Ride")- Favorite Album, Country Music

Kanye West - Favorite Male Artist, Rap / Hip-Hop Music, ("Graduation") Favorite Album, Rap / Hip-Hop Music

Friday, November 21, 2008

My "New Look" Inbox

Have you check your mails lately? I was surprised when I open my Gmail account because there were changes in colors. I checked out their official blog and I found out that they launched 30 new themes last November 19 (great!). The Gmail wanted to change those simple color customization with new shiny theme with chrome styling, retro notepad themes, nature themes , weather driven themes ,old school ascii theme, and fun characters to keep you in good company.

If you want to customize your inbox, just simply log-in.Then, click "Settings" at the upper right corner of your page.Locate "Themes" button and choose your desired design and colors.
My favorite theme is Ninja.How about you?


Here are the samples from gmailblog.blogspot.com.






Thursday, November 20, 2008

Great Qualities of the Queen of Fibers



Do you know that some of the most beautiful garments in the world like the Japanese Kimono,the Indian sari and the Korean "hanbok" have something in common.They are often made of silk,a lustrous fabric that has been called the queen of fibers.Silk is produced by silkworms, or caterpillars of the silkworm moth.There are hundreds of types of silkworms.The best type of silk is obtained from cocoons made by the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity.It takes quite a number of silkworms to make silk fabrics, which has given rise to sericulture,the raising of silkworms.

Let me share to you the qualities of silk I read from the Awake magazine.Silk is strong as steel filament of comparable size.It has an elegant luster of pearl.It is gentle to skin because of the amino acids that make up the silk.Silk is said to guard against various skin-related ailments.Also, the amino acids and the tiny voids in silk fiber absorb and let out a considerable amount of perspiration,keeping you dry and cool in the hot season.Silk is also heat resistant because it does not give off toxic gas in the event of fire.Silk absorbs ultraviolet rays and thus protects the skin.


Silk production is now done in countries such as China,India,Uzbekistan,Brazil,France and Japan.Artificial fibers are also available in the market but silk still has no equal.






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Operation Mojo by Naked Brothers Band



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Wanted to hear more updates about the Naked Brothers Band's new movie? Tune in to live chat with Nat & Alex Wolff of the Naked Brothers Band this Saturday, November 22,as part of their new premiere, "Operation Mojo" .

Let me give some details about Nat and Alex.Nat is the son of Polly Draper and Michael Wolff.Nat likes to write songs. He also sings,plays the piano and other instruments.He can also be a stand-up comedian.Nat started to play musical instrument at the age of four.Nat's family and music is something he wouldn't want to live without.Besides from music Nat also likes to play basketball and ET for fun.Did you know that Nat has to walk to school, in order for him to get to school.Now let me tell me about Alex.He is the younger brother of Nat.He's favorite hobby is music.Mischa Barton is his celebrity crush.Alex would like to be a musician and actor or a basketball player or a skateboarder when he grows up.Alex's dad makes him laugh out loud.

Alex is my nephew's favorite singer.Whenever he watch him on TV, he would sing and dance like Alex.He can't wait to watch out the premier of Operation Mojo this Saturday.




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Friday, November 14, 2008

Health Benefits of Banana



Got this email from my sister with the subject, "Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!".It made me think for a moment....why???

This is interesting. After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.
Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the USFood and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.



Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist
learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.


Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine, "eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Most Annoying Work Habits

I would like to share this interesting article about a survey of most annoying work habits.We know that sometimes at work, there are situations or persons that may annoy us.There are also times that without our knowledge we are the one who is annoying.Think about it?


Do you know that "loud phone conversations, use of speakerphones and constant complaints about workload were the top list of our co-workers' most annoying work habits," reports the Washington post. Among the other habits that anger fellow workers are "cliques among co-workers, arriving late at work, talking to oneself, talking to co-workers over cubicle walls, bad hygiene and loud eating."Such bad habits also damage worker productivity.Most of those who responded to researchers' questions admitted, however, that they had never confronted those who irritate them. "And for good reason," says the newspaper."They can be just guilty themselves." :)

Shop Wisely



The global economic depression hardly hit all of us, that is why life is really not easy.Christmas is fast approaching and we are now busy with our shopping.Let me share to you some simple tips how to shop wisely.The first thing that you must remember is that shop where an item is cheap.You must know where to shop so that you can save a lot of money.Then try to ignore high pressure promotion.When comparing prices, evaluate products at unit prices.Select style over fashion.

For example like me, I bought a brand new eyeglasses for my cousin.She likes it very much because its very stylish and so comfortable to wear.She thinks it was expensive.She didn't know that I purchased it as low as $8.She was surprised when I finally told her.Do you ever wonder what eyeglasses I'm talking about?It is a stylish prescription glasses from Zenni Optical.Zenni Optical uses the latest modern materials, manufacturing and marketing systems to bring their product direct from their factories to you.Their prices are cheap.Their eyeglasses are definitely a personal fashion and style item.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cherry Blossoms



For more than a thousand years, the Japanese have adored cherry blossoms.Numerous cherry trees gracefully dot the Japanese isles.You don't have to travel very far to come across one of the 300 or so varieties grown here.Each flower usually has five petals that are notched at the edges, although some varieties have many more metals.The color of petals range from nearly white to pink and even crimson.





The Yoshino Mountains have been renowned for white cherry blossoms.This area has four large groves with over 100,000 cherry trees.One section is called Hitome Senbon, meaning "a thousand cherry trees at a glance".




The first wave of delicate blossoms begins in the south of the Japanese archipelago, in Okinawa, during January and continues progressively northward to Hokkaido until late May.This movement is also known as cherry blossom front or sakura-zensen.





A unique illusion of pink snow is created when the cherry sheds its myriad of petals.Suddenly, without warning, the petals leave the bough and gracefully fall to the ground. The Japanese call this phenomenon sakura fubuki or cherry blossom blizzard.The ground below becomes covered with a delightful pink carpet.





Flowering cherry trees can be easily be produced from seedlings.Thus, cherry trees have been planted along riverbanks and main thoroughfares as well as in numerous parks and gardens throughout in Japan.





Although Cherry-Blossom viewing is a national obsession throughout Japan, Kyoto is perhaps one of the best places for viewing this pageant. With its beautiful temples, gardens and surrounding scenery, Kyoto is the perfect backdrop for the splendor of the cherry-blossoms.












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