Saturday, May 31, 2008


happy birthday

Thanks so much for loving us especially Symone and Liam and Thank you for spending your life loving and taking care of us. May God bless you always and wishing you more years to come. We love you so so much!!!!!


Thursday, May 29, 2008


Thank you so much to my friend THATA for giving me this award. It inspires me to blog even more

I'm passing this award to my friends....PORTIA, SHENG, MOMMY ELVZ and BETH


Big belly in middle age triples risk of dementia

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 06:39:00 03/28/2008

NEW YORK—Having a big belly in your 40s nearly triples your risk of getting Alzheimer’s or dementia decades later, a new study suggests.

Considering that 50 percent of adults in this country have abdominal obesity, this is a disturbing finding,” said study author Rachel Whitmer of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California.

It is not just about your weight. While previous research has found evidence that obesity in middle age raises the chances of developing dementia later, the new work found a separate risk from storing a lot of fat in the abdomen.

Even people who were not overweight were susceptible.

That abdominal fat, sometimes described as making people apple-shaped rather than pear-shaped, has already been linked to higher risk of developing diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

Location of weight

“Now we can add dementia to that,” Whitmer said. “It’s not just weight, it’s where you carry your weight that is a very important risk factor.”

“If you have two people who are both 10 pounds overweight, one carries it around the middle and one carries it around the hips, that person who carries it around the middle needs to know they are at greater risk,” Whitmer said in a telephone interview.

She and others reported the findings in Wednesday’s online issue of the journal Neurology.

Measuring belly size

The study involved 6,583 men and women aged 40 to 45 when they had checkups between 1964 and 1973.

As part of the exam, the bellies of the subjects were measured by using a caliper to find the distance between their backs and the surface of their upper abdomens. For the study, a distance of about 10 inches or more was considered high.

The researchers checked medical records to see who had developed Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia by an average of 36 years later. At that point the participants were aged 73 to 87. There were 1,049 cases.

Results of study

Analysis found that compared to people in the study with normal body weight and a low belly measurement:

• Participants with normal body weight and high belly measurements were 89 percent more likely to have dementia.

• Overweight people were 82 percent more likely if they had a low belly measurement, but more than twice as likely if they had a high belly measurement.

• Obese people were 81 percent more likely if they had a low belly measurement, but more than three times as likely if they had a high measurement.

Get rid of it

Whitmer said there was no precise way to translate belly measurements into waist circumference.
But most people have a sense of whether they have a big belly, she said. And if they do, the new study suggests they should get rid of it.

“Where one carries the weight—especially in midlife—appears to be an important predictor for dementia risk,” Whitmer said.

It is not clear why abdominal fat would promote dementia, but it may pump out substances that harm the brain, she said.

High insulin levels

Dr. Jose Luchsinger of the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, who studies the connection between obesity and Alzheimer’s disease but did not participate in the new work, cautioned that such a study could not prove abdominal fat promoted dementia.

But the study results are “highly plausible” and “I’m not surprised at all,” he said. High insulin levels might help explain them, he said.

Dr. Samuel Gandy, who chairs the medical and scientific advisory council of the Alzheimer’s Association, said the results fit in with previous work that indicated a person’s characteristics in middle age could affect the risk of dementia in later life.

And it is another example of how traits associated with the risk of developing heart disease are also linked to later dementia, he said.

Reports from Associated Press, Agence France-Presse

*thanks to TRINE for this info


Monday, May 26, 2008

World's Largest Swimming Pool

World's largest swimming pool, AMAZING!

If you like doing laps in the swimming pool, you might want to stock up on the energy drinks before diving in to this one.

It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, had a 115ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water.

Yesterday the Guinness Book of Records named the vast pool beside the sea in Chile as the biggest in the world.

But if you fancy splashing out on one of your own - and you have the space to accommodate it - then beware: This one took five years to build, cost nearly 1billion and the annual maintenance bill will be 2million.

The man-made saltwater lagoon has been attracting huge crowds to the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo, on Chile 's southern coast, since it opened last month.

Its turquoise waters are so crystal clear that you can see the bottom even in the deep end.

It dwarfs the world's second biggest pool, the Orthlieb - nicknamed the Big Splash - in Morocco , which is a mere 150 yards long and 100 yards wide. An Olympicsize pool measures some 50 yards by 25 yards.

Chile's monster pool uses a computer- controlled suction and filtration system to keep fresh seawater in permanent circulation, drawing it in from the ocean at one end and pumping it out at the other.

The sun warms the water to 26c, nine degrees warmer than the adjoining sea.

Chilean biochemist Fernando Fischmann, whose Crystal Lagoons Corporation designed the pool, said advanced engineering meant his company could build 'an impressive artificial paradise' even in inhospitable areas.

'As long as we have access to unlimited seawater, we can make it work, and it causes no damage to the ocean.'

All I can say is WOW!

*credits to my sister ELLA for this email


Liam's Fourth Month

My Little Boy Liam just turned 4 months today. It's amazing seeing this baby grows so fast...

With our support, he can now sit...


and be as adorable as ever in our eyes

Its a dream come true having this baby boy. I know that in his own little way he knew that Daddy, Mommy and Ate Symone loves him dearly. I'm so glad that God gave us this little bundle of joy.


Friday, May 23, 2008

The Chef Is On Vacation

The chef will be back on June 6th

Friday's Feast main page




Thanks for always being there for us...
Wishing you more birthdays to come and more mahjong sessions to play... hehehe!

we love you!



Got this Tag from RENZ and JANNESSE


1. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
2. Bloggers that are tagged need to write on their own blog about their ten things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 10 people to get tagged and list their breads.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here goes ...

1. I used to play piano when I was little I even had a piano tutor thats teaching me everday after school

2. I love watching and collecting Koreanovelas


4. I cry easily

5. I used to be an avid fan of Michael Jackson. I used to collect posters, mags and cassette tapes. I even watched his concert in Paranaque City last 1996

6. I dont know how to swim

7. I lost 14lbs since I gave birth 3 months ago

8. I have 2 kids inspite of having a PCOS (thank God!)

9. I undergo Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy or Gall Bladder Removal 2 years ago

10.I love my nails so much, I see to it that I should have a manicure/pedicure every week.

and now I'm passing this tag to my friends namely,








8. EVA





Got this tag from PORTIA, thank you sis!

Here is my Top 5 to-do-list for this week:

1. Back to school shopping with my daughter Symone
2. Reformat my pc
3. install games in psp for symone
4. movie date with hubby
5. arrange my kids toys

im passing this tag to CC, AEIRIN and BERNADETH


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Things to Do This Year

Things to Do This Year

1. Learn how to drive
2. Enroll in a baking class
3. Lose weight
4. Blog more
5. Go to Dubai to visit my sister
6. A vacation at Hongkong Disneyland with my family
7. Get an online or stay at home job
8. and lastly, to love my family even more

Thanks to Aeirin for this tag

::Start Copy Here::

1. Copy from ::Start Copy Here:: through ::End Copy Here::.
2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. Just make sure to post this to each of the blog you added in the list.
3. Tag other online friends you know.You don’t need to be tag in order to join. If you want to join just post this one in your blog.
4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list.That way, everyone is happy and can meet new friends too!
5. Come back once in a while to get the master list! Let’s see how this makes our Technorati and PR goes up!
6. DO NOT REMOVE THIS: scrap page made by Yen. Using alphas and tapes from Kate H., flowers from Ida,paper by Catrine.
1. Me and Mine 2.Creative In Me 3.Little Peanut 4. Pea in a Pod 5. Sugar Magnolias 6. Chez Francine 7. Le bric à brac de Cherie 8. La Place de Cherie 9. SuperNova and SweetPain 10. Avee's Adventures 11. Fil-Am Stories 12. Air Sick 13. Essay of Life 14. All About Reviews 15. From PI With Love 16. Gelestrada 17. Aeirin's Collections 18. Proud Mommy 19. YOU'RE NEXT!

::End Copy Here::

I'm passing this tag to EMZ, PORTIA and MAUREEN


Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Received this tag from caramel corn. Read the instructions carefully

The rules:
1.Determine your birthday month and get a word that rhymes with it or you can affix to it. Caps lock your birth month (ex: MAYday! JUNE dune, APRILicious, JULYvely, AUGUST pocus, parched MARCH…). Be unique.

2.Your birth month plus the word affixed or rhymed shall become the tag’s title in your case.

3.Get your birthday and add the digits involved. Example, if your birthday falls on the 25th of July, add 2 and 5 you get 7.4.Whatever is the sum, write a list of the MATERIAL gifts you wish to receive, the number of which shall correspond to the sum of your birthday. For example, applying the case above (in rule number 3), you will write seven (7) things you wish to receive.

5.After your wish list, put your name and birthday in the Bloggers’ Birthday Directory, with a link to your blog/s. Note: when you add your birthday, please place it in a way that the dates appear chronological (January, February… 1, 2, 3)6.Pass this tag meme by tagging as many people as you want.

Name: Tricia
Birthday: October 25
Calculation: 7

My Wish List:
1. A Laptop...The New NEO √Član L2110
2. SLR Camera
3. A new PDA/WIFI Phone... I want the Sony Ericsson EXPERIA
5. Nintedo WII
7. A new pair of Havaianas Slippers

Bloggers’ Birthday Directory
May 8 - joanjoyce
May 27 – Zang Caesar
July 10-Gel
September 30 - Mckhoii
October 25 - Tricia
November 25- Bernadeth
August 8 - Putri "Nyumix"
August 1 - Liza
September 24 - Caramel

I'm passing this tag to...Lalaine, Angie and Dana-Debbie


New Entrecard

I just recently changed my blog theme and I want to redesign my entrecard that has the colors that matches my blog skin. I dont have any artistic talent so I ordered one for 299ec only. If you would want to redesign or if you want to have a nice and attractive entrecard I would recommend Mr Hammad Memon. You'll get a 50ec discount if you'll order under my name.

here is my new entrecard....

Click HERE if you're intrested


Monday, May 19, 2008


As I was blog hopping I found this intresting post and you guys should also try this... this is cool!

I’m One of the 55. Are You?

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mni d deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it.


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Flip Flops Test

What Your Flip Flops Say About You

You are super laid back and peaceful. Not much disturbs you.

You're content with what you have in life, and you can't stand feeling worked up.

A lot of good things tend to come your way in life...

You're not too busy or stressed to let an opportunity pass you by.

Your ideal warm weather place: Hawaii


Friday, May 16, 2008

Feast One Hundred and Ninety One

What is the nearest big city to your home?

-I think it's Cavite City


On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how well do you keep secrets?

-I think I'll give myself a 9


Describe your hair (color, texture, length).

-i have a long dark wavy hair which reminds me that I have to have a haircut and rebond soon.hahaha!

Main Course
What kind of driver are you? Courteous? Aggressive? Slow?

-I dont how to question pls.... :)


When was the last time you had a really bad week?

-I cannot think of a bad week that happened to me recently



Blog Make Over

At long last, I've changed my blog template!!!

Credits to SkinCorner