Friday, December 26, 2008

Health Tip

Broccoli Beats Diabetic Damage

Diabetics should go green! Eating broccoli can reverse the cardiovascular damage frequently caused by diabetes, according to a British study. Dr. Paul Thornally tested the effects of a compound from broccoli on blood vessels damaged by the high glucose levels associated with diabetes. Remarkably, sulforaphane led to a whopping 76 percent reduction in damaging substances while increasing the production of protective antioxidants. Concluded Dr. Thornally: "Our study suggests that compounds like sulforaphane from broccoli help counter processes linked to the development of vascular disease from diabetes."

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays.....

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year....
It's the season of love and laughter...
Wish your heart and hearth are full of joy and cheer!
It is the season of joy...
When all is calm and all is bright....
May fill of your soul with peace....
I make your spirit light!



All my heart this night rejoices,
As I hear, far, and near,
Sweetest angel voices;
"Christ is born,"
Their choirs are singing.
Fill the air, everywhere, now their joy is ringing.
May you revel in the magic of the celebration!

May this joyous season sill your heart and home with peace, prosperity and happiness!
This holiday season, wishing you happiness, joy and good cheer!
May the blessing of our Lord be with you on Christmas and always!

Happy Holidays.......

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

More Heath Tip

We all know that when the holiday’s come, we forget to watch or pay attention to what we eat and sometimes don’t care what we put in our mouth especially if foods are good!!!! Some people love to eat when they have their favorite wines. Some people are on denial that they don’t have any problem on alcohol. I have some reminders for those who like to drink, heavy smokers and high cholesterol. In middle Ages, they increase the likelihood you’ll get early Alzheimer’s. For those who habitually drank more that 2 drinks a day developed Alzheimer’s about 5 years earlier that others. For people who smoked at least a pack a day got Alzheimer’s more than 2 years earlier. And combining drinking and smoking led to an even earlier onset. “We found that the combination of heavy drinking and heavy smoking reduced the age of onset of Alzheimer’s disease by 6-7 years, making these 2 factors among the most important preventable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease,” said study head Dr. Ranjan Duara of Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. A second combined study from Finland and California found those with high cholesterol in their early 40s were nearly twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s later in life.
However, I have some good news how alcoholism will breakthrough. The widely available anti-seizure drug topiramate is incredibly effective for treating alcoholism, according to new study at the University of Virginia. “Topiramate offers alcoholic-dependent individuals a future of improved health and quality of life,” said Dr. Bankole Johnson, chairman of the University of Virginia’s Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Science. “It provides real hope that millions of alcoholics can beat their addiction.” The 371-patient study found that the drug not only cuts the risk of heavy drinking, but also reduces liver damage, lower blood pressure, cuts cholesterol levels and reduces obsessive thoughts about drinking. It also cuts the risk of cirrhosis and reduces sleep problems. “Some alcoholics receive anti-hypertensive medication,” pointed out Dr. Johnson. “Because topiramate can decrease blood pressure significantly, this allows one medication to be given instead of several.”forget

Monday, December 22, 2008

Another Word of God

Encouragement When Sick or Suffering

O Lord my God. I cried out to you for help, and you helped me.
Psalm 30:2

If you sick, call for the church leaders. Have them pray for you and anoint you with olive oil in the name of the Lord. (Prayers offered in faith will save those who are sick, and the Lord will cure them.) If you have sinned, you will be forgiven. So admit your sin to each other, and pray for each other so that you will be healed.
Prayers offered by those who have God’s approval are effective.
James 5:14-16

The Lord will support him on his sickbed. You will restore this person to heath when he is ill.
Psalm 41:3

Now that we have God’s approval because of faith, we have peace with God because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done. Through Christ we can approach God and stand in his favor. So we brag because of our confidence that we will receive glory from God. But that’s not all. We also brag when we are suffering. We know that suffering creates endurance, endurance creates character, and character creates confidence. We’re not ashamed to have this confidence, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Romans 5:1-5
Praise the Lord, my soul! Praise his holy name, all that is within me. Praise the Lord, my soul, and never forget all the good he has done: He is the one who forgives all your sins, the one who rescues your life from the pit, the one who crowns you with mercy and compassion, the one who fills your life with blessings so that you become young again like an eagle.
Psalm 103:1-5

But he [Christ] told me, “My kingdom is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.” So I will brag even more about my weakness in order that Christ’s power will live in me. Therefore, I accept weakness, mistreatment, hardship, persecution, and difficulties suffered for Christ. It’s clear that when I’m weak, I’m strong
2 Corinthians 12:9-10

He [the Lord] is the healer of the brokenhearted. He is the one who bandages their wounds.
Psalm 147:3

In the evening the people brought him[Jesus] many who were possessed by demons. He forced the evil spirits out of people with a command and cured everyone who has sick. So what the prophet Isaiah had said came true: "He took away our weaknesses and removed our diseases."
Matthew 8:16-17

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Health Tip

Insomnia

Many people having trouble fall asleep at night or we call it “insomnia.” Some people have to see their doctor to have them prescribe for medicine or sleeping pills. There is a solution without using or having any medication according to the researchers at the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Moderate exercise a few hours before bedtime helps insomnia patients sleep far better. The study found that those who did moderate aerobic exercise in the evenings fell asleep more quickly, woke less often and increased their total sleep time. On the other hand, intense aerobic exercise and moderate strength training had no effect. “The results show that there is a way to diminish the symptoms of insomnia without using medication,” said researcher Giselle Passos.
There is another option to fall sleep fast without using medication or moderate exercise, drink warm milk!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Simbang Gabi" or "Misa de Gallo"

Back in the Philippines, every year before the Christmas day, Filipinos have customs and traditions to go to the church early in the morning at 4:00 am for misa de gallo or we call it “simbang gabi.” “Simbang gabi” starts December 16th (today) through the 24th. I remember when I was in high school, I have to wake up at 3 am to get ready and make sure that I leave at home around 3:45am because the church was always packed or full or crowded. I saw some people sleep at the church (those are not committed to God), and some are talking to friends so that they won’t fall asleep and don't listen to the word fo God but the most I’ll never forget is that people were happy or wide awake or more alert when they know that the mass is almost over. I also remembered that after mass, outside the church, they are some vendors selling “puto,” “kutsinta,” “bibingka” and my favorite “puto bong-bong.” They are all made in sweet rice but different flavor. I loved eating “puto bong-bong” with hot chocolate or my favorite drink (before) coffee. Sometimes, if we are not eating the bibingka or other sweet rice, we go back to bed since we woke up early, tired and nothing to do after the mass. That’s what I remember back in the Philippines and hopefully next year when we go home for holidays, I will try to do the customs and traditions of Filipinos.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Word of God

Encouragement When Lonely

The Lord is my shepard, I am never in nedd. He make me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside peaceful waters. He renews my souls. He guides me along the paths of righteousness for the sake of his name. Even though I walk through the dark valley of death, because you are with me, I fear no harm. Your rod and your staff give me courage.
You prepare a banguet for me while my enemies watch. You anont my head with oil. My cup overflows.
Certainly, goodness and mercy will stay close to me all the days of my life, and I will remain in the Lord's house for days without end.
Psalm 23

The you will call, and the Lord will answer. You will cry for help, and he will say, "Here I am!"
Isaiah 58:9

"And remember that I [Jesus] am always with you until the end of time."
Mathhew 28:20

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Health Tip

Precaution to Grapefruit juice lovers!

Beware of "juicing" your medicines! New research shows that grapefruit juice isn't the only juice that interferes with the way your body uses drugs. Orange and apple juice can also limit the body's absorption of drugs and compromise their effectiveness. "The original finding is that grapefruit juice markedly boosts the amount of drug that gets into the bloodstream," says Dr. David Bailey of Canada's University of Western Ontario. But now, Dr. Bailey's research shows that grapefruit juice can lower the body’s absorption of some prescription drugs-including many antibiotics. The best way to avoid problems: Always take your pills with full glass of water.

On the other hand, there is good news about drinking grape juice. Drinking Concord grape juice may help fight age-related memory problems. A University of Cincinnati study tracked adults with early memory decline who consumed 15 to 21 ounces of grape juice or a placebo daily for 12 weeks. Those drinking the grape juice showed significant improvement in their ability to learn lists and experienced other short-term memory benefits. Investigators believe the benefits are due to natural antioxidants in the Concord grape juice.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

12 more days before Christmas and counting.....

Hi friends....another weekend came and Christmas is getting closer and closer and I'm ready for the Holidays to come. I’m done wrapping and sending gifts for my family and friends here in Germany and back in Texas. I can’t wait and I'm so eager to see England and spend Christmas and New Year with family. Another adventure I’m going to explore to see new country with different and beautiful views and exciting experience with interesting history. But before we go to England, we are going to attend Christmas party for my husband’s work and birthday party for my husband’s niece in Wiesbaden. I’m soo busy before and after Christmas and hopefully our New Year will be prosperous, peaceful and happy. To all my friends in blogging, I apologize if I haven’t visit you because hard to find the time to see your sites but I promise next year when I come back from vacation, I will try my best to drop in at your blogs. I’ll see you next time….

England....be ready and here I come!!!(ha ha ha...)

You have a great and wonderful weekend to you all……

Friday, December 12, 2008

Done with my shopping



As you can see, my Christmas tree was different from the last I posted. I added more ornaments to make look more beautiful. You can also see more gifts and that means that I'm done with my shopping. Ialso send some packages to my family back in Texas and friend in New York. I'm getting ready for our vacation in England and it's getting closer, less than 2 weeks. We are finally spending our first holiday out of Germany (for over 5 years) with my sister in-law and niece. I'm excited to see them because it's been a long time we've seen each other back in States and also first time to go to UK. To see London or some part of England. Hopefully, it won't be our first and last. I hope that my sister in-law will invite us again even though it's not holiday and money will permit.


Have a great day to y'all......

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Julie Vega








Hello friends, how's your day today? I was watching another story of "Maalaala Mo Kaya Classics." Does any one remember Julie Vega who plays one the popular soap opera in the Philippines "Annaliza", 3 decades ago? Well, I watched her story in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” and I was shocked to find out how she died. I was not the fan of Julie Vega but I remember her when I was a kid. I used to watch “Flordeluna” so I wasn’t familiar on “Annaliza.” Julie Vega was her screen name but her real name was Darling Juliepearl. She has 5 brothers and she was the youngest and only girl. Her mother was a Dentist. Julie was discovered by Talent Coordinator and she started as a model for commercial ad. From that on, producers and directors offered her more shows and movies for her talents. She became known as a superstar on soap opera. She made a lot of movies with famous celebrities like Fernando Poe Jr., Susan Roces, Vilma Santos and many more. She loved her oldest brother Joey and she was really close to him. One night, Joey and a group of friends went to hang out or gimik, when suddenly unknown men approached Joey and stabbed him for mistaken identity. He was not the target but he got stabbed straight to the heart and that’s the caused of his death instantly. Julie couldn’t believe what happened to his brother so she became stress, fatigue and lonely and still continued to act in her soap opera until one day, she felt numb and can’t feel anything all over her body. They took her to the hospital and the doctor couldn’t find what’s wrong with her. After a week of staying in a hospital, she gained her strength and thought that every thing was back to normal so she started to act again. She made her first single hit “Somewhere in my Past” that she dedicated to her lost brother. One morning, she couldn’t get up because she can’t fell anything and felt paralyzed. She was rushed to the hospital and this time, they found some kind of disease that she won’t feel anything and the worst part was she could be paralyzed for life and there is no cure for it. It got worst when she had bronchitis pneumonia. Julie and her family hid the secrets about her disease until she stopped acting and lost her life. It’s all over the news and some speculations that she died in “Kulam or Voo Doo” or eating disorder. It was hard for Vega family losing a son for identity mistaken and here’s another tragedy losing their only talented girl, Julie.

I have some photos to share with you and I took it from my own TV screen to help you remembering Julie Vega.

You have a nice day…..

Monday, December 8, 2008

God's Word

Encouragement When Discouraged



As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my souls long for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When may I come to see God's face? My tears are my food day and night. People ask me all day long. "Where is your God?" I will remember these things as I pour out my soul: how I used to walk with the crowd and lead it in a procession of God's house. I sang songs of joy and thanksgiving while crowds of people celebrated a festival.

Why are you discouraged, my soul? Why are you restless? Put your hope in God, because I will still praise him. He is my saviour and my God.
Psalm 42:1-5



Dear friends, even though we say these things, we are still convinced that better things are in store for you and that they will save you. God is fair. He won't forget what you've done or the love you have shown for him. You helped his holy people, and you continue to help them.
Hebrews 6:9-10



God our Father loved us and by his kindness gave us everlasting encouragement and good hope. Together with our Lord Jesus Christ, may he encourage and strengthen you to do and say everything that's good.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17



Turn your burdens over to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will let the righteous person stumble.
Psalm 55:22



What can we say about all of this? If God is for us, who can be against us? God didn't spare his own Son but handed him over to death for all of us. So he will also give us everything along with him. Who will accuse those whom God has chosen? God has approved of them. Who will condemn them? Christ has died, and more importantly, he was brought back to life. Christ has the highest position in heaven. Christ also intercedes for us. What will separate us from the love Christ has for us? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or violent death separate us from his love? As Scripture says:
"We are being killed all day long because of you. We are thought of as sheep to be slaughtered."
The one who loves us gives us an overwhelming victory in all these difficulties. I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love which Christ Jesus our Lord shows us. We can't be separated by death or life, by angels or rulers,by anything in the present or anything in the future, by forces or powers in the world above or in the world below, or by anything else in creation.
Romans 8:31-39

"I've told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you'll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world."
John 16:33

Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Nikon D90

Hello friends....I'm back and I feel much better now compare for the past few days. For last 5 days, I had fever, muscle ache, headache, fatigue, cold, running nose and sore throat. Now, I’m just dealing with sore throat and no voice (minamalat). Anyway, since I feel a lot better, I can stay longer on computer. I started to browse on internet for new digital camera since my old camera is damaged and I found the one that is new and everything I need. It’s Nikon D90; it has good features and the price is ranging from $760-$1,583. I’m still debating whether I should get the portable light digital camera that it will fit in my purse and good on my budget or should I get the big one and expensive but lifetime warranty and good pictures. Can’t decide right now, but once I have the camera on my possession, I guess we know that I already decided, ha?

Here’s the Nikon D90 Camera with all the features:

Newly designed Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor with 12.3 effective megapixels and Integrated Dust Reduction System
Incredibly low-noise performance throughout a wide sensitivity range of ISO 200 to 3200; can be set to ISO 6400 equivalent
Incorporates Nikon's comprehensive digital image-processing EXPEED concept
The world's first D-SLR movie function: D-Movie, selectable from 320 x 216 pixels, 640 x 424 pixels or 1,280 x 720 pixels in AVI format
Scene Recognition System, utilizing 420-pixel RGB sensor, improves autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance performance and is also integrated with the new Face Detection System
Live View enables face priority AF with the 3-in., approx. 920k-dot, high-density color LCD featuring 170° ultra-wide viewing angle
Picture Control System offers new Portrait and Landscape options for more vibrant customized colors
Active D-Lighting for smooth tone reproduction in high-contrast lighting
Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module featuring 11 AF points offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame
Viewfinder with approx. 96% frame coverage and an easy-to-view 19.5 mm eyepoint (at -1.0 m-1)
Advanced Scene Modes that automatically adjust exposure, image processing, Active D-Lighting and Picture Control settings for superior image quality
Extensive palette of in-camera Retouch Menus including several new retouch options such as Distortion Control, Straighten and Fisheye
4.5 fps continuous shooting and quick response of 0.15-second start-up and 65-ms shutter release time lag (CIPA standard)
Built-in flash with 18mm lens coverage and Nikon's original i-TTL flash control that commands Advanced Wireless Lighting
Highly efficient energy-saving design that allows approx. 850 images on a single charge of the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e (CIPA standard, with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, with 50% of pictures taken with flash)
Versatile Pictmotion menu that creates slideshows combining five choices of both background music and image effects
Compatible with HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output
Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D80 extends shooting capability and enables use of six R6/AA-size batteries
Included Nikon ViewNX software makes browsing and organizing your images easy
Optional photo-editing software, Capture NX 2 allows users quick and easy photo editing
Lightweight compact body

Specifications


Effective pixels
12.3 million
Image sensor
CMOS sensor, 23.6 x 15.8 mm; total pixels: 12.9 million; Nikon DX format
Image size (pixels)
4,288 x 2,848 [L], 3,216 x 2,136 [M], 2,144 x 1,424 [S]
Sensitivity
ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3 EV, can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) below ISO 200, or to approx. 0.3, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) over ISO 3200, ISO sensitivity auto control available
Storage media
SD memory cards, SDHC compliant
Monitor
3-in., approx. 920k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Exposure metering
3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering
Exposure modes
Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]), Advanced Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M)
Interface
Hi-Speed USB
Power sources
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D80 (optional) with one or two Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e or six R6/AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH, lithium or nickel-manganese batteries (Battery Holder MS-D200 is required when using R6/AA-size batteries)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.)
Weight
Approx. 620 g (1 lb. 6 oz.) without battery, memory card, body cap or LCD monitor cover

Monday, December 1, 2008

Influenza or Flu

Hello fellow friends....I'm not feeling well since yesterday. I think I have flu because I feel all the symptoms of having flu. I forgot to get the flu shot so now I got the flu. I just need to get rest and drink a lot of fluids so I'll see you next time....

Here's some advise about the flu and what to do.....(from KIDSHEALTH)


Influenza is also called the flu. It's an infection that causes fever, chills, cough, body aches, headaches, and sometimes earaches or sinus problems. The flu is caused by the influenza virus A virus is a microorganism, which means it's so small that you can't see it without a strong microscope.
For most people, the flu is a drag, but it goes away in a week or two. But for some people, the flu can make them very sick. Those groups include:
babies and kids under age 5
people older than 50
adults and kids who have health problems, such as diabetes and asthma
Anyone who's at risk of getting really sick needs to get a flu shot, or vaccine. People such as doctors and nurses also need the shot because they take care of sick people, and it's good for anyone who is around older people and younger kids to get the vaccine.
And now, experts say that all kids between the ages of 6 months and 18 years should get the flu shot. This is especially important for kids who have:
heart or lung disorders, including asthma
chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, certain kinds of anemia, or immune system problems, including HIV/AIDS
Flu vaccines are usually given in the fall, before flu season starts. Flu season means the months of the year when a lot of people have the flu and it's easy to catch it. It starts in November and usually ends in April.
Getting the Flu Vaccine
If you get the flu vaccine, or shot, it will protect you from getting a bad case of the flu. You either won't get the flu at all or, if you do get it, you will have only mild symptoms and you should get better pretty quickly. Like other shots, a flu shot is given using a needle. There's also a nasal mist flu vaccine, which is a spray that's squirted up your nose.
Whichever one you get, you need to get a new vaccine every year. Why? Because the flu virus changes every year and the vaccine is specially created to fight the viruses that are going to be a problem that year.
How Does the Flu Spread?
This virus gets around in little drops that spray out of an infected person's mouth and nose when he or she sneezes, coughs, or even laughs. You can catch the flu from someone who has it if you breathe in some of those tiny flu-infected drops. You can also catch the flu if those drops get on your hands and you touch your mouth or nose. No wonder people are always saying to cover your mouth when you sneeze!
What If You Get the Flu?
But even if you get a flu shot, steer clear of sneezers, and you wash your hands regularly, you still might get the flu.
At the doctor's office, the doctor will ask you how you've been feeling and examine you. He or she might use a long cotton swab to get a sample of the gunk in your nose or throat. Testing this sample in a lab can determine, for sure, that you have the flu. But usually this isn't necessary. Based on your symptoms, your doctor can usually tell if you have the flu, especially during times when a lot of flu is going around your town.
Once your doctor says you have the flu, you can start taking these steps to feel better:
Rest in bed or on the couch.
Drink lots of liquids, like water, chicken broth, and other fluids.
Take the medicine your mom or dad gives you to ease your fever, aches, and pains.
Tell your mom or dad if you have trouble breathing, your muscles really hurt, or if you feel confused. These are signs you may need to see the doctor again.
Most of the time, you'll feel better in a week or two. Until then, you'll have to stay home from school and take it easy. We hope you're flu-free this year, but if you do get the flu, now you know what to do!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

X'mas Markt

Hello....after spending money from Black Friday, we went to my cousin's house for "get together" for our Thanksgiving since I did not cook and they were at his friends. We spent the night at my cousin's place because we all got drunk. The next day, we all woke up late for hung over. I felt miserable and had terrible headache. Since its Saturday, we all have no plans until we decided to go to the German's Christmas Markt at Rothenburg. I've been in Rothenburg last January but I got sick (migraine attacked) when we got there so we (I) didn't really enjoyed our trip there. This time, we want to see the Christmas lights and to buy Christmas gifts for our family that made in Germany so we drove on Rothenburg. We left around 3:30 pm so that we could see their Christmas decorations and lights. From Ramstein area to Rothenburg, it took us 2 hours drive. We got there before 6pm, the parking lot was dark but we found the place because we were using GPS or navigator (nice to have or own one). I was disappointed again because seeing the Christmas Markt at Rothenburg was disappointing. Not a lot of stores were open, some are close early, only few vendors, and it doesn’t seem its Christmas there because few Christmas lights were lit (no wonder not a lot of people were there). I got upset, too because my daughter dropped my only camera and now it got damaged. I know that my camera had been dropped many times but this time it damaged bad because every time I turn it on, a few seconds, it will turn off itself. Now I need to look or browse on internet for new camera. I’ll probably wait this Christmas or for my birthday, he he he….

Have a nice weekend….

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

Hi friends.....Every year, after we celebrate Thanksgiving, we wait for Black Friday or BIG sale. Since we are in Germany, we only go to the military store and they only have one store and that’s AAFES or PX/BX. A week before the Black Friday, they posts on flyers all the items are on sale. I’m so excited because I saw some items that I want and need for less price but I was disappointed when we got to the store because the line was very long, it was cold, and they let you in if some one leaves and most of all, the items I wanted to buy was gone!!!! I still bought computer bundle for my daughter even though the name brand was not my first choice or I can trust. The store was almost empty and what I hate the most was first come, first serve and not enough stocks! What I don’t get is, why they posts on flyers if they don’t have enough items? I bet after the sales, they will put more things on the shelves. Now I know that I didn’t get the stuffs I need this year, next year I will try to go to the store earlier or better yet, we are going to go to the other AAFES instead!

Have a Nice Weekend to y’all…..

Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!


Thanksgiving is the occassion to be thankful for the many favors granted by God.
Thanksgiving Day is also about togetherness, love and expressing our sincerest gratitude to people who love and care for us and who has helped us in some way of the other....
May Your Thanksgiving be blessed with the bounty of the season, love of friends and family and a harvest of smiles..... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!
The origin of Thanksgiving- began in 1621 when American colonists in Plymouth, Massachusetts and the Wampanoag Indians shared the first Thanksgiving meal. Given some misnomers, we don't think the menu included today's traditional Thanksgiving meal favorites. Thanksgiving historians doubt that there was pumpkin pie (sugar and flour were not available) or mashed potatoes (the Europeans still considered the potato poisonous at this time). Original feast foods that might surprise you were fish, eel, berries, watercress, lobster, dried fruit, clams, venison, and plums. The original feast lasted three days and was based on traditional English harvest festivals that usually occurred in England around September 29th. It wasn't until two years later in 1623, after a horrible drought, that the actual "Thanksgiving" celebration occurred. It was called Thanksgiving because the drought finally came to an end after a period of intense praying by the colonists.
Have a Gobble gobble day!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving is almost here....

Thanksgiving is almost here, one more day and time for family and friends get together. We decided not to do anything on Thanksgiving because my cousin and his wife will be at his co-workers party. I am still lazy and tired of cooking for Thanksgiving because of last weekend party. We might go to Movie Theater and see “Quantum of Solace”- James Bond instead, plus I’m excited for Black Friday (means BIG SALE). We want to go to bed early on Thursday night so that we have energy for shopping the next day, he he he….Hopefully, we will get a GOOD deal on electronics (for adults), clothes (adults and kids) and toys (for kids) for Christmas gifts. I’m buying gifts for my family back in Texas. We won’t be here in Ramstein area for Christmas and New Years for the reason that we will be spending our Holidays at my sister-in-law in England [I’m very excited!!!!]. But after Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, we will be at my cousin's house. We might spend the night there because we are going to get drunk and that's include me! I hardly drink but because it's holiday, it's acceptable! ha ha ha....

Have a nice day to y'all.....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Our New Christmas Tree

Here’s our new Christmas tree. I already put my Christmas tree because we won’t be here on Christmas and New Year. I want to see the tree before we leave to go to England for our Holidays. I have to buy more colorful ornaments to put on my tree because it wasn’t much ornaments. As you can see, only tree has been decorated and I haven’t put any Christmas stuffs like garlands and wreaths. I will not put anything or decorate outside our house because some people in our area steal things although it’s on your front lawn and we won’t be here and no one will keep an eye on so I decided not to do it. Once I finish decorating the house, I will post it.

Have a good one….

Monday, November 24, 2008

Word of God

Encouragement When Anxious or Impatient

Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. Then God's peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Brothers and sisters, be patient until the Lord comes again. See how farmers wait for their precious crops to grow. They wait patiently for fall and spring rains. You, too must be patient. don't give up hope. The Lord will soon be here.
Brothers and sisters, follow the example of the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. They were patient when they suffered unjustly. We consider those who endure to be blessed. You have heard about Job's endurance. You saw that the Lord ended Job's suffering because the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
James 5:7-8, 10-11

The Jesus said to his disciples. "So I tell you to stop worrying about what you will eat or wear. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes.
"Can any of you add an hour to your life by worrying? "Don't concern yourself about what you will eat or drink. Quit worrying about these things. Rather, be concerned about his [God's] kingdom. Then these things will be provided for you."
Luke 12:22-23, 25, 29, 31

I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry for help. He pulled me out of a horrible pit, out of the mud and clay. He set my feet on a rock, and made my steps secure.
Psalm 40:1-2

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God....
Romans 8:28

Trust the Lord, and do good things. Live in the land, and practice being faithful. Be happy with the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Entrust your ways to the Lord. Trust him, and he will act on your behalf. He will make your righteousness shine like a light, your just cause like the noonday sun. Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for him.
Psalm 37:3-7a

Be happy in your confidence, be patient in trouble, and pray continually.
Romans 12:12

We ask him to strengthen you by his glorious might with all the power you need to patiently endure everything with joy.
Colossians 1:11

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lazy and Tired!

Hello friends....I'm so tired and lazy to do anything today but I have to clean up the mess from last night's party. I'm glad that we have dishwasher, just load up with dirty dishes and press on and walla! starts to clean. We put the chairs back and clean the table. We ate our lunch and after that we went back upstair to watch the TFC. My husband wants to see the "Quantum of Solace" but I don't want to leave the house and go somewhere so we decided to stay home. We just watched the teleserye "Iisa pa lamang" by Claudene Barreto. We went to bed early and forgot to eat our dinner. Maybe it sounds boring to you but we were relax....

Have a nice day to y'all.....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Lester!

Here's the day for surprise party! We finished cooking at 4pm and started to put all the food in a warmer. Waiting for friends to come at 5pm but because the weather was a bit bad or terrible (snowing with rain and gust of winds), they started to come past 530pm. We were so worried that they might not come but with their effort and a good friends they showed late better than never. When almost everyone was here, my husband called Lester at their house to ask favor to help him to carry the elliptical exercise down the basement. My husband was waiting at the door for Lester to come. We were at the living room, the door and the lights were shut and when my husband opened the door, SURPRISE! Lester was really surprise to see all his friends were there and he was soooo happy….Everyone having drinks except Krystel and I, and two of his friends were ready to go home. They have no car that night because they know that they will be drinking so Krystel drop them off at their barracks. On the way back to our house, they (Krystel and Lester) had an accident. Because the weather was bad and the road was block ice, they slid and fell on the ditch. They were okay except Krystel was shaking and shocked. The car was a little bit damaged but every things okay! The visitors started to leave even though Lester and Krystel weren’t back yet. I don’t blame them leaving early. I’m worried for them to leave the house because of the weather, and I even offered them to stay but they want to go home. Lester loved the surprise except the accident.

This is the ice cream cake, chocolate vanilla flavor.


We were singing a Happy Birthday song for Lester. He was soooo happy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Getting Ready for Surprise Party

Hi friends….I’m sooo excited to see how the party will be or goes tomorrow? It’s my first time to be involved or give a surprise party. It was my cousin’s wife’s (Krystel) idea and I’m just a helper. I started to cook the cassava cake this afternoon and Chicken Adobo. I marinated the beef and chicken wings for barbeque. I also cut all the vegetables and meat for Pansit (Noodles) and Spicy chicken so that tomorrow will be ready for cooking. Krystel brought the Macaroni salad and she starts to decorate the house. She bought party blowers and some balloons. We also made some devil’s egg because it’s her husband requested. We will have ice cream cake. I’m sooo exhausted but ready for the party tomorrow. I’ll post some photos tomorrow.

Good day….

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Health tip

Hi there friends….I would like to share with you about taking Vitamin D. Did you know that high levels of vitamin D can help people lower their risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The condition, which affects about 8 million Americans, occurs when arteries in the legs become clogged with fatty deposits, reducing blood flow to the legs. According to Lead investigator Dr. Michal Melamed, of New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine, analyzed data on vitamin D levels in nearly 5,000 people. The key finding: People with the lowest vitamin D levels are more than twice as like to have PAD that those with the highest levels. However, Dr. Melamed says it’s still unclear whether vitamin D supplementation can help people who already have PAD.
And for those older women who aren’t getting enough vitamin D could be risk for suffering from back pain. Scientists at the University of Delaware looked at blood levels of vitamin D in 958 people 65 and older. Fifty-eight percent of the women in the study, and 27 percent of the men, turned out to have moderate pain in at least one relationship between vitamin D levels and pain. But women with vitamin D deficiency were nearly twice as likely to have back pain that was moderate or severe.

Have a wonderful weekend…..

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Busy, busy.....

Hello friends….I have been so busy for couple of weeks now because I have been cleaning my house. I am getting ready or preparing for a surprise birthday party for my cousin. It was his wife’s (Krystel) idea to give him surprise party. Krystel can’t do the surprise if he is at home all the time. She can’t decorate or even cook without him knowing it. My cousin will find out or figure it out, what she’s been up to. She told me everything and asks me for help. Because it’s a surprise party, we (my husband & I) decided to do it our house. We can prepare everything, cook or even decorate. She invited all their friends and I know some of it. I’m so excited to see his reaction and we will have video and digital camera for evidence or proof. Hopefully, I can get good and nice photos to share with you. I will start to cook tomorrow night and I will try to post it if I have time.

You have a nice day to y’all……..

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Word of God

Real Joy

The angle said to them, “Don’t be afraid! I have goods news for a message that will fill everyone with joy. Today your Savior, Christ the Lord, was born…
Luke 2:10-11

That inheritance is kept in heaven for you, since you are guarded by god’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed at the end of time.
You are extremely happy about these things, even though you have to suffer different kinds of trouble for a little while now.
Although you have never seen Christ, you love him. You don’t see him now, but you believe in him. You are extremely happy with joy and praise that can hardly be expressed in words as you obtain the salvation that is that goal of your faith.
1Peter 1:4b-6, 8-9

May god, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

God can guard you so that you don’t fall and so that you can be full of joy as you stand in his glorious presence without fault.
Jude 24

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sad Story.......

Hello friends….I was watching the “Maalaala Mo Kaya Classics” from TFC. I couldn’t stop crying because the story was so sad; it’s about a happy and good family. Leony (a mother) wrote the story before she left Philippines going to Saudi Arabia. She has two teen age boys, and her husband work in Saudi Arabia. Taper (the older son) is in 4th year high school and excited to go to college while Chester (the youngest son) is in 2nd high school (loves playing basketball). Taper has ambitions to finish college but he has been attacking by migraine until he went to the hospital and found out he has brain cancer and he has 5-6 months to live. Because of his illness, Taper stop going to school. Leony still hid the secrets from his 2 boys aboout the illness but she told her husband about it. Since Leony didn’t tell them about the illness, she only focused all her attention on Taper and so Chester started to get jealous. Finally, after months without telling Chester about the illness, she finally told him. He felt terrible and sad so he started to give all his love to his brother. After 6 months, Taper died. After 3 months Taper past away, Chester started to have fever so Leony took him to the doctor and found out he has Acute Leukemia. He has days to live. After 3 days staying in a hospital, Chester also died. Because Leony hasn’t recover from pain when Taper past away, here’s another tragedy she encountered. Within 3 months, 2 sons she lost. Now, Leony and her husband settled in Saudi Arabia and left the bad memories in the Philippines.

Good day…..

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bad News....

Hi there everybody…..I felt terrible today because I couldn’t help my friend. She called me when we were at the Chinese Restaurant with my family and begging for my help. She is supposed to come home that day from her vacation in England but she got stuck at the airport because the airplane left her for some reason. She asked me if my husband will be free on Monday to pick her up but I told her that my husband worked until 5pm on Monday. I couldn’t pick her up because the place was far and I’m not familiar on Frankfurt Hahn area. I told her before that I couldn’t take her to the Hahn airport because I’m afraid to get lose in unfamiliar place like Hahn. We have been in Hahn airport once last October but my cousin is the one who drove. When we were leaving the airport going back home, he got lost twice and that’s when he followed the GPS or navigator. Now, my friend stayed in England for 1 more week and hopefully she has plans to get home. I’m sorry Rubz….

Good day everyone…

Saturday, November 15, 2008

60th Birthday

Hello friends….what a Saturday we had! We over slept, we got up 12 noon because we are going to a (German) party that night. My husband’s co-worker celebrated his 60th birthday in a Gasthaus or Restaurant. Only friends and family were invited and it wasn’t too crowded because only 20 people were there. The party supposes to starts at 6pm but 2-3 more family hasn’t showed up so we waited for almost an hour. When everyone was there we waited at least an hour to take our orders but they already started to serve drinks. The meal was goooood (sorry no photo because I forgot my camera). They served 6 meals includes 3 appetizers or 3 course meals, 1 big meal, and a dessert. The 3 course meals were vegetable salad, salmon and curry soups. We waited another 25-30 minutes before they served the big meal. I had geese with knodeln (potato that made it round) and maronen (it tastes nuts but it wasn’t). I was sooo stuffed, I couldn’t finish my meal and when they asked for dessert, I said no more dessert. There are no more places for it in my stomach. And when everybody was done eating and they started to chat and I’m glad that some family speaks English so we won’t feel uncomfortable or out of place. My husband started to drink and forgot the time and so my daughter got bored and tired. I want to go home early but we finished eating around 10:30 pm and they just talking after that. We kept talking and talking and talking until I looked the time it was 12:30 am already. We ended up leaving the restaurant at 1am. That’s the first time I went to a party that stayed that late! I didn’t regret it because we had a good time just talking. If my daughter didn’t go with us, we might stay there until closing. I’m glad that my husband’s co-worker loved our gift for him. It was 3 liter of Crown Royal.

Have a wonderful weekend…..

Friday, November 14, 2008

Joke Time!!!

Driver's License

A mother is driving a little girl to her friend's house for a play date.

Mommy,' the little girl asks, 'how old are you?'

Honey, you are not supposed to ask a lady her age,' the mother replied.

It's not polite.'

OK', the little girl says, 'How much do you weigh?'

Now really,' the mother says, 'those are personal questions and are really none of your business.'

Undaunted, the little girl asks, 'Why did you and Daddy get a divorce?'

That is enough questions, young lady, honestly!'

The exasperated mother walks away as the two friends begin to play.

My Mom won't tell me anything about her,' the little girl says to her friend.

Well,' says the friend, 'all you need to do is look at her driver's license. It is like a report card, it has everything on it.'

Later that night the little girl says to her mother, 'I know how old you are, you are 32.'

The mother is surprised and asks, 'How did you find that out?

I also know that you weigh 140 pounds.'

The mother is past surprised and shocked now. 'How in heaven's name did you find that out?'

And,' the little girl says triumphantly, 'I know why you and daddy got a divorce.'

Oh really?' the mother asks. 'Why?'

Because you got an F in sex'
Have a nice day to y'all.......

Thursday, November 13, 2008

God's Word

Real Hope-Real Confidence!


Now that we have God's approval by faith, we have peace with God because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done. Through Christ we can approach God and stand in his favor. So we brag because of our confidence that we will receive glory from God. But that's not all. We also brag when we are suffering. We know that suffering creates endurance, endurance creates character, and character creates confidence. We're not ashamed to have this confidence, because God's love has been poured into out hearts by the Holy Spirit. who has been given to us.
Romans 5:15

We have this confidence as a sure and strong anchor for our lives. This confidence goes into the holy place behind the curtain where Jesus went before us on our behalf.
Hebrews 6:19

Be happy in your confidence, be patient in trouble, and pray continually.
Romans 12:12

Praise the God and Father of our Lora Jesus Christ! God has given us a new birth because of his great mercy. We have been born into a new life that has a confidence which is alive because Jesus Christ has come back to life. We have been born into a new life which has an inheritance that can't be destroyed or corrupted and can't fade away.
1 Peter 1:3-4

Then you will have deeper insight. You will know the confidence that he calls you to have and the glorious wealth that God's people will inherit.
Ephesians 1:18

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in our prayers for you. We thank God because we have heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all God's people. You have these because of the hope which is kept safe for you in heaven. Some time ago you heard about his Hope in the Good News which is the message of truth. This Good News is present with you now. It's producing results and spreading all over the world as it did among you from the first day you heard it. At that time you came to know what God's kindness truly means.
Colossians 1:3-6

May God, the source of ope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

God did this so that we would be encouraged. God cannot lie when he takes an oath or makes a promise. These two things can never be changed. Those of us who have taken refuge in him hold on to the confidence we have been given. We have this confidence as a sure and strong anchor for our lives.
Hebrews 6:18-19

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Principal's Honor Roll

These are the students of Ramstein Middle School of 6th grade awarded by the Principal's Award. These students got all A's or average of 4.0


This is my daughter Leera. I'm proud mom to have a daughter who is soooo smart and thank God that she didn't get it from me, he he he...she got it from her dad. I was shocked to find out that my daughter is one of the smart kid who scored 4.0 average. Hopefully she continue (until college) what she started. I love you nakong Leera!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Celebrating America's Freedom

Good day everyone....today we Honoring All Who Served (American soldiers) from the past, present and future. Here's the Origins of Veterans Day....



In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, D.C., became the focal point of reverence for America’s veterans.

Similar ceremonies occurred earlier in England and France, where an unknown soldier was buried in each nation’s highest place of honor (in England, Westminster Abbey; in France, the Arc de Triomphe). These memorial gestures all took place on November 11, giving universal recognition to the celebrated ending of World War I fighting at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). The day became known as “Armistice Day.”

Armistice Day officially received its name in America in 1926 through a Congressional resolution. It became a national holiday 12 years later by similar Congressional action. If the idealistic hope had been realized that World War I was “the War to end all wars,” November 11 might still be called Armistice Day. But only a few years after the holiday was proclaimed, war broke out in Europe. Sixteen and one-half million Americans took part. Four hundred seven thousand of them died in service, more than 292,000 in battle.

Armistice Day Changed To Honor All Veterans

The first celebration using the term Veterans Day occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1947. Raymond Weeks, a World War II veteran, organized "National Veterans Day," which included a parade and other festivities, to honor all veterans. The event was held on November 11, then designated Armistice Day. Later, U.S. Representative Edward Rees of Kansas proposed a bill that would change Armistice Day to Veterans Day. In 1954, Congress passed the bill that President Eisenhower signed proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day. Raymond Weeks received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Reagan in November 1982. Weeks' local parade and ceremonies are now an annual event celebrated nationwide.

On Memorial Day 1958, two more unidentified American war dead were brought from overseas and interred in the plaza beside the unknown soldier of World War I. One was killed in World War II, the other in the Korean War. In 1984, an unknown serviceman from the Vietnam War was placed alongside the others. The remains from Vietnam were exhumed May 14, 1998, identified as Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Joseph Blassie, and removed for burial. To honor these men, symbolic of all Americans who gave their lives in all wars, an Army honor guard, the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), keeps day and night vigil.

A law passed in 1968 changed the national commemoration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. It soon became apparent, however, that November 11 was a date of historic significance to many Americans. Therefore, in 1978 Congress returned the observance to its traditional date.

National Ceremonies Held at Arlington National Cemetery

The focal point for official, national ceremonies for Veterans Day continues to be the memorial amphitheater built around the Tomb of the Unknowns. At 11 a.m. on November 11, a combined color guard representing all military services executes “Present Arms” at the tomb. The nation’s tribute to its war dead is symbolized by the laying of a presidential wreath. The bugler plays “taps.” The rest of the ceremony takes place in the amphitheater.

Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington and elsewhere are coordinated by the President’s Veterans Day National Committee. Chaired by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the committee represents national veterans organizations.

Governors of many states and U.S. territories appoint Veterans Day chairpersons who, in cooperation with the National Committee and the Department of Defense, arrange and promote local ceremonies.

Additional Information

Additional information on the history of Veterans Day, the Veterans Day National Committee, the national ceremony, a gallery of Veterans Day posters from 1978 to the present and a colorful and informative Veterans Day Teacher’s Resource Guide can be found on the Internet at
http://www.va.gov/vetsday/





I'm sooo proud for all the soldiers around the world because without them we won't feel safe.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Birthday Party

Hi everyone....how's your Sunday? We went to a birthday party for my husband's cousin's nephew in Wiesbaden. Lucas, the birthday boy, turned 2 years old. The party was held in my husband's cousin's house (Vangie). Vangie's house is small and because too many kids came, it was crowded and loud. Kids were running around the house and playing hides and seeks while the adults were talking. My husband and I were watching “Maalaala Mo Kaya” in TFC. But because they were so loud, we couldn’t understand the movie, we stop watching. We just start eating, they cooked Apritada (chicken with potato and carrots), and Menudo (pork with liver and peas and carrots) and they even cooked Ginataang halo-halo (sweet rice with coconut milk and sweet potato). For the kids, they have bratwurst, fries and cake. After they finished eating, Lucas started to open his gifts. He started to like all his gifts but when he finished opening all his gifts, he just left and starts to play with other kids. I’m guessing; he didn’t get the toy he likes. Lucas had a blast! And so do we….That’s how we spent our Sunday!

Have a wonderful Sunday….

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Family Time....

Good day everyone....it's Saturday and nothing special going on today. We just went to the Aafes Px/Bx (military store) to buy my daughter's clothes. She is growing fast and so her clothes are getting smaller. We got lucky that we went to the Px store because they have sale going on (you'll get additional 50% off on all clearance sale), we saved double. I got some summer clothes and my husband has formal pants but for my daughter, no sale but we still bought her pants and some tights for winter. She is really growing fast because last 2 weeks ago, I bought her size 5 boots and she told me that the boots doesn’t fit on her anymore. Next time you know it, she will be wearing my own shoes and clothes. I’m still lucky and happy that she doesn’t look for the name brand like Gap, Nike, Guest and so on….The reason we don’t give or buy her with the name brand because first of all, she grows fast. Secondly, we save money for her college and third, they are too expensive. She is happy what she has anyway. After we finished shopping, we took her with her best friend to the Kids Zone (like Chuckie Cheeses) and spent 2 ½ hours there. While we are waiting for the pizzas, the kids were playing and my husband and I talked. We really had a great Saturday because we spent together as a family. Hope you do the same….


Have a nice weekend everyone….

Friday, November 7, 2008

Health Tip

Hello everyone….it’s Friday again. Are you having trouble or having problem on your PMS (premenstrual syndrome) every month? Do you want to fight it? Well, here’s the solution, just take Saffron to cuts the symptoms of PMS and fights depression. Saffron is a deep orange powder from the flower of a crocus used to color and flavor foods. It is the most expensive spice and it came from Southwest Asia. It characterized by a bitter taste and an iodoform or hay-like fragrance; these are caused by the chemicals picrocrocin and safranal. It also contains a carotenoid dye, crocin that gives food a rich golden yellow hue. It has medicinal applications, too. Researchers tested the spice-taken in capsule form, twice daily for two months-on 50 PMS sufferers experiencing cramps, bloating, irritability and fatigue for at least six months. Three-quarters of the women on saffron capsules reported a whopping 50 percent or greater drop in their PMS symptoms. In addition, 60 percent of the women taking the spice reported a major improvement in depression symptoms. Experts think that saffron elevates key brain chemicals and could be used to alleviate both depression and PMS. Since I’m one of the PMS sufferers, I will try to take this saffron spice so it will stop my cramping every time I have PMS. Now, I have to find out where to buy it.

Have a Wonderful weekend to y’all….

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Ashley Jane....



Happy birthday Ashley, best wishes and hopefully your happy now...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The New U.S. President

Hello......yesterday was the last day to vote and today we will find out who will be the next new president. The result is final by Electoral landslide...our new U.S. President is Barack Obama! Congratulations to the Democrats! I'm happy and excited to see the change. Maybe it's not my choice to see Democrat wins but I want to see the United States' future. Are the financial economies, taxes, educations, health insurances and oil will change for the better? We will find out once Obama sits on White House and do his promises to the Americans. I hope is for the good will of all Americans.

Have a nice Wedenesday….

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Final Day!

Hi! How’s everybody doing today? Well, today is the final day to vote for U.S. President. Some people vote early because they decided or they picked already who they will vote and they don’t like to wait in long line. Some are being procrastinate or do the last minute to vote maybe because they don’t have time to do it or they don’t feel like to doing it early and maybe they haven’t decided who to vote. We all know that it’s only 2 candidates are running for president but voting is hard thing to do because we are not sure we if made the right decision or we pick the right person for President. Some people think that they made or pick the right person for President but at the end they regret it or made a mistake. Both parties (Democratic & Republican) have wonderful proposal for the Americans but the question is “Is the new President going to do his part because we all know, all Americans did their part, VOTE!” Either Republican or Democratic won the presidential elections; I’m confident and pretty sure that there will be change. I’m hoping it’s for the best….


Have A Wonderful Day to y’all….

Monday, November 3, 2008

God's Word of Encouragement

Real Peace-Now and Forever!

"I've told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you'll have trouble. But cheer up! I [Jesus] have overcome the world." John 16:33

Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. The God's peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise: things that are true, honorable, fair, pure, acceptable, or commendable. Practice what you've learned and received from me, what you heard and saw me do. Then the God who gives this peace will be with you. Philippians 4:6-9

Suddenly, a large army of angles appeared with the angel. They were praising God by saving,
"Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those who
have his glory will!"
Luke 2:13-14

"I'm leaving you peace. I'm giving you my peace. I[Jesus] don't give you the kind of peace that the world gives. So don't be troubled or cowardly." John 14:27

Have a nice day to y'all....

Sunday, November 2, 2008

First Time....

Hi! How’s your weekend everyone….last Saturday, we went to the indoor ski in France at Lorraine. It was bad timing because when we got there, there was a championship tournament. We waited for 3 hours but we drove around and we found more recreation or activities going on besides the skiing. They have Zoo, Bowling, Swimming pool, Ice skating, Camping, Mini Golf, Fitness Gym, Spa or Saunas, and they even have IMAX 3D. We didn’t go to that place because we have few hours to spare and our plan is to ski. It was everyone’s first time except my husband. My husband know how to ski long, long time ago (1980’s) so when he start skiing, he feels like it was his first time again. My husband and I have the skis, my daughter, my cousin and his wife and also my friend’s families have snowboards. The price was reasonable, for 3 of us including the fee, equipments, and jackets and pants for 2 hours are 100 Euro only. Although I kept falling and having a hard time to get up, I still have a good time. Even though I didn’t get my money worth, at least I experience the feeling of adrenaline in skiing. We really have a great and wonderful time because we are planning to go back after we go for skiing lesson in Garmish at Edelweiss Resort. The bad part is, next morning; we all suffer from muscles pain. I had my arms sore for using the sticks; my daughter had back pain for falling; my husband had knee pain for hitting the wall; my cousin and his wife both have back pain for falling; my friend’s husband went to the ER in Landsthul because he snapped his knee caps and they put cast on. We don’t want to feel more pain so we went to play bowling. I was terrible playing bowling because my arms are useless, he he he….

Have A Nice Day to y’all….

Saturday, November 1, 2008

All Saints Day

Hello everyone….today we celebrate the “All Saints Day” or Araw ng mga Patay”. I remember back in the Philippines when I was a kid, every November 1st, we go to the cemetery to visit our love ones who past away. We travelled from Manila to our province of Pangasinan, to visit my great grandmother’s and great grandfather’s tombs. We light the candles and put some flowers to their grave. We even prayed for their souls. After we were done praying, we (my brother & sister) went to the other grave and collected some melted candles. It was our hobby and we used the candles for regular use. I also remember when I was a kid, that if we don’t go or visit our love ones in cemetery, we just light the candles in front of our house and pray. Now, people do the same thing every November 1st. And it’s been over 17 years I haven’t visit my great grandparent’s graves. Besides my great grandparents, my father and brother are also past away and they buried in Caloocan (Manila). I’m maybe far from their grave but I’m always thinking of them and I’m pretty sure that my mother always visits my father and brother’s grave, especially now.

Have a Nice Weekend to ya’all….

Trick or Treat!

Here's the photos of my daughter and her friends for their trick or treating last Friday night at the military post. They collected a lot of candies and they started eating it the same night. I'm happy to see my daughter smiles with the help of her friends....


My daughter Leera (yellow shirt) and her best friend Kayla.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Depressing....

Hi! Everyone.....it's Friday and it's depressing because there is no sunshine and it's raining in our area. Not only it's raining, also freezing cold. When the weather is like this, raining and no sunshine? I feel sad, depress, and bored! I don't feel like going anywhere but we have to leave the house because my daughter is going to trick or treating tonight at the military post with her best friend. I could stay home and watch TV and do my chores (laundry) but I don’t want my daughter nagging me about going to trick or treating so we have to take her. We didn’t buy her costume because she only wears once plus she doesn’t like to wear any costume, anyway? So she decided to paint her face instead of wearing costume (don’t know what and who?). Wearing costume is not important for trick or treat as long as your kids are happy, satisfied and safe. I always says to my child, don’t go trick or treat by yourself, don’t take any candy that’s open, don’t go to people you don’t know and always bring flashlight or cyalume lightsticks (chemlight or snap lights). It’s nice to see your child is happy for bringing different kind of candies but I hate it because it causes cavities. Oh well, make sure you advice them to drink a lot of water and brush their teeth.


Happy trick or treating to y’all…….

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Psalm 55:22

I got this email letter from a good friend. I just want to share with you about one good story...

Subject: Re: Psalm 55:22
I was driving home from a meeting, this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the car started to choke and splutter and die - I barely managed to coast, cursing, into a gas station, glad only that I would not be blocking traffic and would have a somewhat warm spot to wait for the tow truck. It wouldn't even turn over. Before I could make the call, I saw a woman walking out of the 'quickie mart ' building, and it looked like she slipped on some ice and fell into a gas pump, so I got out to see if she was okay.
When I got there, it looked more like she had been overcome by sobs than that she had fallen; she was a young woman who looked really haggard with dark circles under her eyes. She dropped something as I helped her up, and I picked it up to give it to her. It was a nickel.
At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying woman, the ancient Suburban crammed full of stuff with 3 kids in the back (1 in a car seat), and the gas pump reading $4.95.
I asked her if she was okay and if she needed help, and she just kept saying 'don't want my kids to see me crying,' so we stood on the other side of the pump from her car. She said she was driving to California and that things were very hard for her right now. So I asked, 'And you were praying?' That made her back away from me a little, but I assured her I was not a crazy person and said, 'He heard you, and He sent me.'
I took out my card and swiped it through the card reader on the pump so she could fill up her car completely, and while it was fuelling, walked to the next door McDonald's and bought 2 big bags of food, some gift certificates for more, and a big cup of coffee. She gave the food to the kids in the Car, who attacked it like wolves, and we stood by the pump eating fries and talking a little .
She told me her name, and that she lived in Kansas City. Her boyfriend left 2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet. She knew she wouldn't have money to pay rent Jan 1, and finally in desperation had finally called her parents, with whom she had not spoken in about 5 years. They lived in California and said she could come live with them and try to get on her feet there.
So she packed up everything she owned in the car. She told the kids they were going to California for Christmas, but not that they were going to live there.
I gave her my gloves, a little hug and said a quick prayer with her for safety on the road. As I was walking over to my car, she said, 'So, are you like an angel or something?'
This definitely made me cry. I said, 'Sweetie, at this time of year angels are really busy, so sometimes God uses regular people.'
It was so incredible to be a part of someone else's miracle. And of course, you guessed it, when I got in my car it started right away and got me home with no problem. I'll put it in the shop tomorrow to check, but I suspect the mechanic won't find anything wrong.
Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter of their wings...
Psalms 55:22 'Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.'
Here is the prayer: 'Father, I ask You to bless my children, grandchildren, friends, relatives and email buddies reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace, In Jesus' precious name. Amen.' I know I picked more than four -- you can, too. When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, 'Jesus, could You please get that for me ?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Romelyn....

Happy Birthday to you Romelyn, wishing you happiness, good health and more love....




Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's Joke Time!!!!

We all need some smiles on our faces so I'm giving you some jokes that I got from my email and I can't stop laughing because it was a good jokes. I promise that you will laugh out loud and none stop....I'm still laughing out loud until now, he he he....

KODIGO
Nahuling may kodigo ang estudyante.. .
Guro: Ano 'to?
Estudyante: Prayer ko po, ma'am!
Guro: At bakit answers ang nakasulat?
Estudyante: Naku! Sinagot na ang prayers ko!

ALIMASAG
Nakaamoy si Ngongo ng pabango sa isang store.
Sabi ni Ngongo, "Ale, mango!"
Sabi naman ng saleslady, "Pabango 'yan, hindi alimango!"
Ulit ni Ngongo, "Ale, mango!"
Nag-agawan si Ngongo at ang saleslady sa pabango.
Nahulog ang pabango atnabasag.
Sabi ni Ngongo, "Ale, masag!"

PLANTSA
Dok: Anong nangyari sa mga tenga mo?
Joshue: Nagpaplantsa kasi ako nang kumiriring ang telepono.Aksidenteng na-pick up ko 'yungplantsa.
Dok: Eh bakit dalawang tenga mo ang nagkaganyan?
Joshue: Ang gago, tumawag uli!

ALITAPTAP
Anak: Tatay, hindi ako makatulog, kasi, maraming lamok!
Tatay: Papatayin natin ang ilaw para hindi tayo makita.(Pagpatay sa ilaw, dumating ang mga alitaptap... )
Anak: Hala ka, Tatay, nagdala sila ng flashlight!

SIOPAO
Kulas: Miss, isa ngang siopao, 'yung babae.
Waitress: Babaeng siopao???
Kulas: Oo. 'Yung may papel na sapin. Kumbaga, napkin.
Waitress: Ahh, ganun po ba? Lalaki po ang nandito.
Kulas: Lalaki??????
Waitress: May itlog po sa loob.

PERFECT HEAVEN:
Having American salary, British home, German car, Chinese food, and Pinoywife!

PERFECT HELL:
Having Chinese car, British wife, German food, American home and Pinoy salary!

WATSA SAY?
Bobo: pare hulaan mo ugali ko, nagsisimula ng letter A
Pare: approachable?
Bobo: mali
Pare: amiable
Bobo: mali pa rin
Pare: o sige, sirit na nga
Bobo: Anest

DENIAL KING QUEEN PALA
1 binatilyo pumasok sa isang gay bar. Nalaman ng nanay niya at nagalit
Nanay: ano naman ang nakita mo dun na di mo dapat makita?
Binatilyo: si Tatang po gumigiling.

YUCCKEE
Tindero: Hoy, bili ka gatas ng baka? P10 piso lang isang baso
Manong: Ang mahal naman, may tig piso lang nyan?
Tindero: Meron po, pero kayo na po ang dumede sa baka.

WHERE NGA BA
A naked girl rode on a taxi
"Bakit" asked the girl at the driver na nakatitig sa katawan nya"Ngayon ka lang ba nakakita ng hubad?"
Driver: "Hindi po miss, iniisip ko lang kung saan nakatago pamasahe mo"

THE PRIZE
Wife shouting.... . "Honey mag-impake ka na, nanalo ako sa lotto"
Husband: "Wow, anong dadalhin ko?"
Wife: "Wala akong pakialam basta lumayas ka na"

QUE?
Pare 1: 'Pare, magkaiba medyas mo, isang pula at isang azul'
Pare 2: 'Ewan ko nga kung saan nabili ng misis ko ito. May isa panga akong pares na ganito rin and kulay sa bahay'

BEAUTY CONTEST.....
Emcee: What's the big problem facing the country today?
Contestant: Drugs
Emcee: Very good, why do you say that?
Contestant: Ang mahal kasi eh!

Have A Nice Day to y'all.....

Monday, October 27, 2008

Melamine Scare

Do you remember about the Melamine scare that started in China? Well, I thought it was over until we watched the news in TFC The Filipino Channel yesterday and they found one cracker that made in the Philippines with melamine in it. It was Sunflower blueberry crackers. These crackers are in demand or popular for importing in Philippines and exporting on other countries. Hongkong found the crackers has melamine. They are still investigating how the melamine get there or what kind of milk they used to mix the ingredients. Managers in different stores (in Philippines) got allerted to pulled out the crackers out of the shelves so that no one will get hurt or harm. Consumers have to be careful and more allerted what to buy. Hopefully, this problem we are facing will be solve as soon as possible.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

All Souls Day is getting closer...

In the Philippines, people are getting ready or preparing before the holiday of "Undas" or "All Souls Day". They are going to the cemetery to start cleaning up the tombs of their love ones and some are painting it new. Some people already bought their candles before the “Undas” while the price is still cheap. People are being practical now a days for buying artificial or fake flowers to put it on the tombs because not only they are cheap, they are also convenient. It’s convenient because they don’t have to clean up the mess and they can also use it all over again. During the “Undas”, people go to the cemetery to give respects to their love ones and a sign that they never forget them and always remember them. They bring candles and flowers and they pray. Some people bring food as a sign of offering to the deaths. For those who can not go to the cemetery, they light candles on front of their house and they pray. Some kids are collecting the melted candles or wax so that they could use it for regular use. That’s how they celebrate the “Undas” or “All Souls Day” in the Philippines.

Have A Nice Day to y'all......

Saturday, October 25, 2008

More Word of God's about Encouragement

God's Salvation

Then whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2:21

No one else can save us. Indeed, we can be saved only by the power of the one named Jesus....... Acts 4:12

I'm not ashamed of the Good News. It is God's power to save everyone who believes, Jews first and Greeks as well. God's approval is revealed in this Good News. This approval begins and ends with faith as Scripture says, "The person who has God's approval will live by faith." Romans 1:16-17

It was not God's intention that we experience his anger but that we obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Thessalonians 5:9

God sent his Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but to save the world. John 3:17

He wants all people to be saved and learn the truth. There is one God. There is also one mediator between God and humans-a human, Christ Jesus. He sacrificed himself for all people to free them from their sins. 1Timothy 2:4-6

Friday, October 24, 2008

Health tip!!!

Does any one knows that long-term use of widely available ibuprofen dramatically cuts the risk of Alzheimer's disease? According to a 245,000-patient study of U.S. veterans, it's simple to slash your risk of Alzheimer's disease. Investigators found that veterans who had used ibuprofen for more than 40 percent less likely to develop the heartbreaking ailment. Results also showed that the longer ibuprofen was used, the lower the risk for dementia. Study head Dr. Steven Vlad of Boston University says more research must be done before doctors can recommend that patients take ibuprofen to prevent dementia.


Have A Nice Weekend to y'all....

Thursday, October 23, 2008

God's Word of Encouragement

God's Forgiveness

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through Christ, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer. Before the creation of the world, he chose us through Christ to be holy and prefect in his presence. Because of his love he had already decided to adopt us through Jesus Christ. He freely chose to do this so that the kindness he had given us in his dear Son would be praised and given glory.
Through the blood of his Son, we're set free from our sins. God forgives our failures because of his overflowing kindness. Ephesians 1:3-7

God has rescued us from the power of darkness and has brought us into the kingdom of his Son, whom he loves. His Son paid the price to free us, which means that our sins are forgiven. Colossians 1:13-14

God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, he forgives them and cleanses us from everything we've done wrong. I John 1:9

"In addition, all the prophets testify that people who believe in the one named Jesus receive forgiveness for their sins through him." Acts 10:43

"Bleesed are those whose disobedience is forgiven and whose sins are pardoned. Blessed is the person whom the Lord no longer considers sinful." Romans 4:7-8


Have A Nice Day and God bless you all........

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Health tip!!!

Hello everybody…For those who has problem on high blood pressure, here’s some small tip about how to reduce it. Does any one know that drinking dairy is not only doing strengthen bones, it also reduce high blood pressure risk. According to study at Harvard, they discovered the risk of hypertension 11 percent lower for women age 45 years old or older who consumed three or more daily servings of low-fat dairy products, compared to those who had less than one serving a day. Researchers say it’s important to consume only low-fat dairy because high-fat products do not affect the risk of high blood pressure. Hopefully, this small tip will help on your high blood pressure problem.

Have A Nice Day to y’all…….

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy 5th Anniversary

On your Wedding anniversary, Klaus and Ruby Wolfsteiner,

Wishing you both a very special anniversary..... always.

Many lovely moments to look back on and remember, and the wonderful beginning of another happy year together. Congratulations to you both.



Monday, October 20, 2008

Doctor's Appointment

Hello everyone…how’s your day today? My husband has doctor’s appointment today and I accompanied him since I don’t work. Also I want to go some places like Takko, Vogele and Real (German stores) besides hospital coz he is my driver (he he he….) While I was waiting for my husband to be done in his appointment, I went to use their restroom and I found a book. A God’s Word of Encouragement and I started to read and I enjoyed it so it’s my pleasure to share it with you on my next blog. After we finished on my hubby’s appointment, we went to Takko to see the jacket that I saw on a deustch flier or catalog. I really like the jacket, not only simple and nice but also on sale. It was disappointing because they run out so we went to the other store but no luck again because they are out, too! I felt dismay but I found a pullover clothe in Vogele store for cheap price so I bought it. The last store we went to is Real and I bought a lot of yarn for 1 euro only per yarn. Since I started to learn knitting, I’m been looking for yarn. I went to Arts and Crafts in our community but not a lot of choices and it’s too expensive ($5.75 per yarn). I’m glad that I saw Real’s fliers and I bought a bunch of yarns. I’m sooo tired but I guess it’s worth it because I have the things I wanted.


Have A Nice Day to y’all…….