Every time I take a ride on any Jeep I usually ask the driver who are taking e cigaret to avoid doing it for awhile since we're on a public vehicle. Somehow, following the city ordinance would be a better opportunity to show respect and cooperation for the government's program.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
I felt frustrated once again, sigh! I decided to transfer all of my blogs to another hosting and the same domains. Because I wanted to put it together in one place. However, the sad thing was, it cannot be opened and I could not do any access. I don't know what to do about it. Sometimes it's good to depend on others that doing your own if you are not sure of what you're doing. It's a sad and unforgettable experience for me. I just hope I could retrieve some of my files. I worked for it for many years already and hackers would love to take all f a sudden, it's not fair. Somehow, I have learned a lesson. I might asked another person to do something for me if I retrieved it.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I just want to share this healthy tips for you to consider eating. Before, I don't mind eating this kind of vegetable. I have heard others saying it didn't give enough nutrients. Sad to say I followed. But now that I knew the benefits, I'm starting to get excited and to eat this soon. Listening to others might not help. Research does.
Surprising Health Benefits of Sayote/Chayote
1.Good for the heart (Folate)
Chayote is an excellent source of folate, a B vitamin which helps prevent homocystein build-up. Studies have shown that too much of this amino acid in the blood is linked to a higher risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
2.Helps prevent cancer (Vitamin C)
Vitamin C is known as one of the powerful antioxidants, substances that may protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Studies suggest that antioxidants may slow or possibly prevent cancer development. Chayote is a very good source of vitamin C, providing 17% of the RDI.
3.Helps the body produce energy (Manganese)
Start your day with a breakfast of chayote omelet. Its manganese content helps the body convert protein and fat to energy.
4. Helps prevent constipation (Fiber)
To promote bowel regularity, add fiber to your diet with the help of this vegetable.
5.Keeps thyroid healthy (Copper)
It helps iodine in keeping the thyroid healthy by providing copper, a mineral linked in thyroid metabolism, especially in hormone production and absorption.
6.Helps prevent acne (Zinc)
It is a good source of zinc, a mineral which has shown to influence hormones which controls the production of oil in the skin.
7.Helps prevent bone loss (Vitamin K)
Tell grandma to eat chayote for a natural supply of vitamin K. Studies revealed a connection between vitamin K and osteoporosis.
8.Helps reduce blood pressure (Potassium)
Chayote can add to your DV of potassium, the mineral which helps lower blood pressure levels.
9.Good for the brain (Vitamin B6)
It can provide vitamin B6. Study participants have shown that vitamin B6 helps improve memory performance in some age groups.
10.Helps prevent leg cramps (Magnesium)
Chayote also contains magnesium, an electrolyte and a mineral which helps prevent muscle cramps.
So, what are you waiting for? Start to look for it and enjoy eating.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Every December we had our teachers day celebration. This has been the first time for me to attend this kind of activity when I started teaching back here in the Philippines. It was a fun and enjoyable moment for us and we enjoyed this moment of taking pictures. Somehow, teachers were given a chance to explore and be out of the teaching career and be themselves for a while. It was a day full of laughter and big smiles.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
ONIONS! I had never heard this!!!
PLEASE READ TO THE END: IMPORTANT
In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu...
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.
The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.
Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.
Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:
Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill... I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.
Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.
This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame. Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open. This is something to share. Please read and be blessed! I read this from a friend and I want to share...
LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist.
Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe.
"It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.
Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.
He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.
It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.
Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions.
Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Last Sunday we celebrated AJ's birthday at SM. He enjoyed a different kind of celebration because for the last 2 years we celebrated it in his school providing food for the classmates. This time, it was a family day out with the cousin and we all enjoyed the fun and the fellowship. I will just share his pictures because I'm writing outside the house. The internet connection is not working well. I just came back from another island. Our school joined the competition in the singing contest and since I was the trainer I was forced to be with them. They were blessed because they won 1st place in the duet contest.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Christmas has been and will always be the busiest month of the year. Aside from school activities there are other enjoyable moments with friends, loved ones and family members. For some, the most important are the parties here and there, the gathering of people from every walk of life and the eating together as part of the lives of many. Somehow, we share, give and bless one another. This week I had a lot of parties, weddings so to speak and I sang in one occasion. It's good that I learned Leah Salonga's wedding song when she sang on her wedding day. I love that song "Two Words" although I learned it just 2 days ago but the song really had powerful words for the newly wed couple.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Hello everyone! Glad to be back again. How are you all? Maybe some are already having their vacation. Others are having some fun with the family and there are those that have sad experience. Either way, blessings to all of you. It is good to think of the Lord and thank HIM for all the blessings here and there. HE is good and faithful, He makes no mistakes!
To those who visited my blogs especially my students; enjoy your vacation and have a blessed weekend ahead! See you all again! You might win the $5... Just keep on visiting with your names. I will end the contest in November 5, it's my sister's wedding anniversary.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I was excited to give away the 5$. However, only few came and visit, less than 10 people. So I decided to continue and those who had already visited will be counted to this month. Don't worry, the money is already prepared, I'm just waiting for your comments and counting it for this purpose.
Hope you continue to visit and the giving away is still on. Others are excited I guess. It will be yours if you visited more than 20 this month. After this, higher amount will be given. See you.