Monday, August 02, 2010

De-stress with Oxis

With all the stress and pollution we experience in our everyday lives, it isn't surprising that we are constantly in search of anti aging and antioxidant products that would help our body retain our health and youthful looks back to normal. Personally, I have been taking glutathione supplements to counter such effects. It is very important that we get rid of all the free radical damages the environment has caused our body. 

I am glad to have come across a company such as Oxis International Inc., which is the foremost dealer of the very potent antioxidant, Ergothioneine.  Through their patented synthetic manufacturing process, they have become the only noteworthy commercial source of pure l-ergothioneine worldwide.

The company's line of products include therapeutic nutraceutical products, cosmeceutical products and proprietary formulations and clinical products that are established internally or out-licensed to biotech and pharmaceutical companies as drug candidates.

Oxis mainly focuses on naturally occurring protective substances as they are much safer and efficacious. Their leading products fuses and emphasize the multifaceted “super antioxidant” compound, L-­Ergothioneine (“ERGO”), as a the main component. Oxis presently owns several patents and pending applications related to ERGO that cover present and planned products concerning their nutraceutical and cosmecuetical businesses.

As for me, time to cash out my penny stocks and purchase Oxis products for a better health.  For more information, you can follow Oxis on Twitter or check out Oxis on facebook

Friday, July 30, 2010

Stir Fried Noodles Recipe

Im so full to the brim!  Just had 2 plates of Pancit Canton (Stir-fried noodles) and a glass of cold Coke for lunch. Pancit has been a favorite of mine for a main meal or as a snack. It is very easy to do. All you need are:

1- 500 gram pack Pancit Noodles
1 cup Shredded Chicken or Pork (cooked)
Cut Mixed Raw Vegetable (celery, carrots, cabbage, etc)
3 cloves of mashed garlic
1 chopped onion
4 tablespoon Canola Oil
6 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
1 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
Calamansi or Lemon

Saute garlic and onions in oil. Add shredded chicken and oyster sauce. A little salt and pepper to taste. Pour in the the chicken broth. Add in the noodles. Stir till the noodles are cooked. Squeeze a little lemon. Serve hot!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gotta love Finish Powerball!

Don't you hate having to wash dishes all the time? As for me, I hate to wash dishes especially the oily and grimy ones. That is the reason why I got a dishwasher at home. But my only problem is that eve though I have a dishwasher, sometimes there are still oils that remain in containers especially from the ones that has sauces. That is why I feel very happy when I found out about this product when I visited the grocery. It is Finish Powerball!

Finish Powerball is a top branded dish cleaning product that will clean your plates and food containers. It is equipped with stain-soaker for that sparkling clean plates. Finish Powerball is a real breakthrough in cleaning baked-on food like lasagne, egg and cheese sauces. Includes 15 Powerball Lemon Tablets per box.

                                           Give it a try! It worked for me.

Capping it up with coffee from Starbucks

Last night was a fun night cause I got to again meet my college friends and have a couple of drinks. It was a night that was full of laughter, good drinks and great food! We usually try to meet up at least every month so that we could catch up on each others news. After having a drinks, we capped up our night with a tall cup of coffee at Starbucks. I really love coffee at Starbucks that is why I suggested that we head over there and have coffee. I usually order a Caramel Machiatto and a slice of chocolate cake. As the night grew deeper, we left one by one and made sure to meet up again next month. Nice to drive home with a warm tummy full of coffee. 

I just bought an iPod!

I know that a lot of people already got it, but I just came up with the money to get me a new iPod touch. Now I can get rid of my old iPod classic and transfer all my music to my new iPod touch.

The Apple iPod Touch is a revolutionary machine that lets you send emails, access music, film, photos and wireless internet through its top of the line touchscreen technology.

It lets me tap through numerous photos and download games, films and TV programmes. It features a 3.5" screen and weighs only 120 grams. It is very portable to bring anywhere you want. I love this gadget!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Im back

Hi everyone!

Great to be back on the blogging world. It's been 4 years since I have last posted a blog. I hope this time I can be more active blogging. A lot of things have happened during this 4 years. In my future posts, I will share these events to you.

Hello? Anyone out there?

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Fix You

I haven't posted in a really long time. but its ok, nothing too dramatic happened in my life. i just wanted to share this song that inspires me at the moment. try to listen to it and understand the lyrics, you'll love it, i tell you..

Fix You
by: Coldplay

When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse
When the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
High up above or down below
When you too in love to let it go
If you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face
And I...
Tears stream down on your face
I promise you I will learn from the mistakes
Tears stream down your face
And I...
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Monday, July 10, 2006

A Father and Son Encounter

The plot in the following story , is inspired by actual events.

There was once an ambitious father. He had a son who was not as ambitious as he was. He failed in many ways, so he wanted his son to be what he would have wanted himself to be and to achieve what he had failed to achieve. He gave his son a good education by enrolling him in the best schools.

After his son's graduation from college, he urged him to join the Knights of Columbus as he believed that religion is a the good start of everything. As a knight, his son became too priestly which he really did not appreciate. he wanted his son to be a go getter, to be articulate and a good debater so he advised his son to join Rotary. As a Rotarian the son was able to enlarge his circle of friends and become more eloquent during discussions. Still not contented, the father wanted his son to develop executive ability. He urged him to join the Jaycees who are mostly executives. For professional refinement, the father advised his son to be a lion. Through Lionism the son became more matured and deliberative. Finally, the son joined the Kiwanis where he became deeply engrossed in charitable and community projects.

After becoming a Knight, a Rotarian, a Jaycee, a Lion and a member of the Kiwanis, one after the other, he is now ready for the final scene set for him by his father. He was asked by his father to join a political party because the father. He was asked by his father to join a political party because the father was in reality preparing his son to be the Mayor of the town if not Congressman of their province. These was the father's unfulfilled ambition which became the hidden agenda for his son.
While mulling over what political party to join, the son made some researches and came across several articles in the weekly magazines narrating that Dr. Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Apolinario Mabini, Andres Bonifacio, the Luna brothers, Emilio Aguinaldo, Manuel Quezon, Jose P.Lauerel, Jose Abad Santos, Chief Justice Manuel Moran, Justice Calixto Zadivar and many other Filipino heroes and national leaders all belong to the Masonic Fraternity. Making further researches, the son developed intense interest and ended up knocking at the door of Freemasonry.

After several years of membership with different organizations, the son realized that his membership fees alone caused a drain in his pocket. Besides, he missed the company of his wife and children. With the help of his wife, he had to make a decision which organization he had to give up and with which he has to remain.

One day the father and son met. The father asked, "What happened? I don't see your pictures in the papers any more. I have not heard about your church activities. Have you abandoned your plan to be Mayor or Congressman?"
The son replied, "Father, I am now a Freemason. I have for the moment cast aside my ambition in the field of politics. With the kind of politics and the manner we handle our political exercises today, I feel that moral uprightness and our present political temper can not mix. To win in politics today one has to compromise with the devil which I cannot. I have decided to remain upright. Besides, I firmly believe that I can also serve God, our country, my fellowmen, my family and friends not through politics alone but other equally challenging avenues."
"What about your training oratory and debate?"
"I make use of them in our meetings, seminars, conferences, conventions and communications."
"How about your executive and managerial training?"
"Father, as Worshipful Master of my Lodge, I exercise managerial and executive authority."
"How about your charitable activities?"
"Do you know, Father, that the Freemasons support the Hospital for Crippled Children? We do a lot of charitable work. We finance the education of children of poor families but you never hear us crow about it. In all disasters in the country, we do our part and give our share without propaganda. we contribute to laudable community projects and participate in civic activities without fanfares."
"How about your church activities?"
"Father, now I believe more in godliness and less religiousity which is more ceremonial and ritualistic. Godliness glimmers with the true and real characteristics of God's children. As a Mason I learned to love my fellowmen and deal with them squarely and on the level. I learned to walk in the dark with faith in my heart and trust in the Lord. I learned that the exercise of my rights end where the rights of my fellowmen begin. I learned to listen to and hear the cries of widows and orphans. My heart has become more sensitive to the tears of the needy."
"Does Freemasonry not demand much of your time?"
"On the contrary, I have more time for my wife and children now. In Freemasonry, we meet only once a month for our stated meeting. We also have special meetings on the call of the Worshipful Master. We have seminars, district meetings and conventions. We meet once a year in the month of April for our Annual Communication. Our activities are so programmed and properly spaced as we are taught to divide our time to service to God and distressed worthy brothers, for our usual vacations and for refreshment and repose. As a Fraternity and individually we perform our share in nation building and in repair of our 'damage culture' by adopting and putting into practice the teachings and tenets of Freemasonry which has weathered and survived the test of time. Freemasonry being a progress moral science, the members are taught and cautioned to be on guard, observe and keep close watch on our moral values."

While the father was intently listening, the son added, "In Freemasonry, there is no room for hypocrisy, Cheating or short-changing a brother is not in our vocabulary. We respect the chastity of a brother Mason's wife, mother, sister. and daughter as they are under our protection and care. In the Masonic Fraternity, a brother's popularity, activity, service, promotion or election is measured not by the thickness of his billfold but by his merits. I do not feel only togetherness but also belongingness. With my brethren I feel safe. With them around, my family and I can sleep soundly without any fear at all."

The son concluded, "Being in the afternoon of my sickness, seeing the colorful and glimmering rays of the setting sun about to fade at twilight time and as I feel that I am about to enter the 'last mile', I would rather, more than anything else, be remembered as your son and the eldest child of mother, as a husband to my wife and a father to my children. And when the Great Architect of the Universe shall call my number and I shall stand naked and alone before the Great White Throne, and He shall ask about my nation and organization, with my head held high, looking straight into HIS eyes, I would with humility be proud to respond, "FILIPINO po Sir, and a FREEMASON"

Listening seriously and with misty eyes, the father said to himself, My dear God, with him as my son, I have not lived in vain. Praise the Lord".

After the short verbal encounter, the father and the son shook hands, bid each other adieu, and parted. Both smiling. The father with satisfaction and contentment and the son into the waiting embraces of his wife and children.

Friday, June 30, 2006

God Bless The Less Privileged

usually, i try to keep my everyday spendings to the minimum. its not that i am 'kuripot', although sometimes i really become one. but for the reason that, everytime i see street children or an old person walking the streets and begging for money, i cant help but realize how lucky i am. that i have a house to go home to, i have some money in my pocket, i usually dont worry with what im gonna eat, i have a car, i sleep in an airconditioned room, etc. i dont really live a luxurious life, but i can say that what i have right now is more than enough. although there are times in my life that i feel like i want to have more. i know that it is being greedy, but it really is human nature. people are not happy with what they already have. they want more.
but when i see those poor people begging for food, i know that what i have is enough. i sometimes feel guilty for spending 100 pesos for a meal, when that money could already feed a poor family for 1 day. or when i spend 600 pesos on a book, etc. i always feel that guilt and feel like i am not doing anything to help them.
a number of times, i hated myself and felt really cruel when a kid appoarch my window and i dont give them anything because i was too busy texting or i was just too lazy to reach over the small compartment of my car for some coins. i know that that small amount would already help them put food on their stomachs. but at that time, i was too lazy to give them money.
sometimes, i ask myself what is the root for such act. what always come to my mind is that i think im confused. i dont know if i should help them or not. one time, ive heard the secretary of dswd (department of social works and develpoment) talk about street children. she told the public not to give to beggars or streetchildren because they would only use them for drugs or gamble the money we've given them. that the dswd are doing their job by going around the streets and talking to the street chilren and beggars to move in to the dswd shelters. but most of the time, those people refuse to come with them for the reason that they cant bear with the 'house rules' of dswd shelters. i know that it is the way of dswd to instill to them responsibility and discipline. all activities in dswd shelters have a schedule. from the time they wake up, to the time they sleep. sad thing is, they usually end up going out of the shelters and rather live in the streets where there are no rules and they can do whatever they want.
these type of things are what confuses me. but when i go to church or when i talk to my parents, they usually say that i should just give them money, regardless of how they would spend that money and hope that they would spend it on food and not on drugs.
i realize now that this is just a small dot on the picture. these children really need whatever help we can give them and we should help them in every opportunity we have, that giving them loose change is not enough. all of us should be involved in helping them in a bigger way like personally visiting a shelter or orphanage and help out for a couple of hours or whenever we have a free time or joining an organization where we can regularly donate or help them.
whatever ways we may think of helping them, let us try to always be there for them. let us share what we have and be thankful to the GREAT ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE for all the blessings He gave us.

and lastly, let us also pray for them that He may forever look after them and shower them with His eternal blessings.