My husband and I planning to get another car for the family. We have a mini-SUV car already but with the never ending going up prices of gasoline we’re deciding to buy a smaller car this time. According to my husband, small car means small consumption of gasoline specially if we will use it as our everyday commuting car going to our work of place. We will just use our mini-SUV during weekends and for our long trip vacations. Without a doubt, I’m giving all my faith and trust to my hubby when the topic is about cars. However, he’s giving me the freedom to choose the car I want.
While searching for some used cars online, Google brought me to Auto USA. A Dallas-based user car dealer with over 50 solid years of serving the residents of Dallas/Fort Worth area. My husband and I browsed through their inventories and we’re actually surprised when we saw some of the cars that are on our list of choices.
My only worries when buying a second hand vehicle is the history of the car. Who used it, how it was used and what were the maintenance done on it. Good thing Auto USA Texas has what they call AutoCheck – an history report on every vehicle. For peace of mind, Continue reading
Am I too late already in posting the schedule for Julius Maggi Kitchen cooking demos? Well, not really because there are still 3 scheduled days for this wonderful cooking demo for the month of February.
The Julius Maggi Kitchen cooking demo will be held at the ground floor of Nestlé Center, 31 Plaza Drive, Rockwell, Makati City.
If you are interested to participate in one of the FREE cooking demonstrations, just bring one empty pack (any size) of NESCAFÉ Classic or NESFRUTA on any of the following dates;February 16, 21 and 26 from 1:00 – 4:30PM. Please call (02) 896-2166 and reserve a slot for one of these dates.
Check the map below for the venue.
Waling-waling has been declared as one of the Philippine’s national flower. The Senate passed and approved House Bill no. 5655 declaring the beautiful Waling-waling as our national flower too. We now have two national flowers, the other one is Sampaguita. I welcome the idea of having two national flowers since Waling-waling is really a rare species of orchids used to be found only in the Philippines.
With the passing of the bill, according to Sen. Loren Legarda who co-authored measure together with Sen. Edgardo Angara, Waling-waling is now under special protection. The bill will mandate the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations that will protect, conserve, and propagate the waling-waling orchid. Since the discovery of Waling-waling in 1882 in the rainforests of Mindanao, it has become the Continue reading
Everything started when we were on our way to our province for the holiday vacation with my brother-in-law and his family tagging along. We were planning to spend the New Year in a beach settings but my brother-in-law told me that they already have a plan to welcome the incoming new year in their new house in a ” dallas tex mex restaurants ” style.
Everybody in the car agreed to their plans right away. We invited all the other family members and all of us have to bring their shares. It has to be a full-meal courses with wine for us adults and non-alcoholic drinks for the kids. Since my hubby and I are not familiar with a Mexican restaurants dinner style, we were forced to search on the internet on how it is being prepared. We’ve found one offering banquet halls in dallas tx, it’s called Mattito’s Tex Mex. It is considered as Best Tex-Mex in Dallas and Frisco. Continue reading
I know a lot of drivers, and mostly women don’t trust the personnel in uniform anymore. That’s a sad fact. With 2013 national elections in just around the corner, checkpoints will be part of the daily life of motorists once again.
In a bid to eradicate abuses committed by police elements in the conduct of anti-crime operations, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome issued today a 10-point list of guidelines to be observed by lawmen manning checkpoints.
According to General Bartolome, the PNP will strictly abide by the instruction of the Department of Justice to implement a “no tint” or “clear window” policy among marked police vehicles in order to gain the trust and confidence of the citizenry. The move is also designed to prevent scalawags in uniform from using police cars for their illicit activities or violating traffic regulations.
The general public is thus advised on these 10 rules on military/police checkpoints:
- Checkpoint must be well-lit, properly identified and manned by uniformed personnel.
- Upon approach, slow down, dim headlights and turn on cabin lights. Never step out of the vehicle.
- Lock all doors. Only visual search is allowed. Continue reading
The first seven days of August is known as World BreastFeeding Week. It’s being celebrated from August 1-7 every year in more than 170 countries. A lot have have been post about the benefits of breastfeeding but below, I would like to share to you the unknown ( or not so popular) but practical benefits of this nature’s gift to moms and their new born babies.
When it comes to nutrition, the best first food for babies is nothing but breast milk. Experts agree that babies should be breast-fed for six to 12 months. The only acceptable alternative to breast milk is infant formula however it should be avoided, if possible. A lot of hospitals, not only in the Philippines but also around the world supports the “Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BHFI). A program that creates the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding.
Solid foods can be introduced and supplement the nutrition needs when the baby is between 4 to 6 months old, but a baby should drink breast milk or formula, not cow’s milk, for a full year. The reason is that, cow’s milk contains a different type of protein than breast milk. Cow’s milk is obviously good for calves, but human infants can have difficulty digesting it. Experts agree that bottle-fed infants tend to be fatter than breast-fed infants, but not necessarily healthier.
Here are the Unknown Benefits of Breastfeeding
- No allergic reactions. There’s no need to look for the correct brand and no need to follow the recommendation of your favorite actors or actresses. Human milk contains at least 200 ingredients not found in formula. No babies are allergic Continue reading
When my husband and I were still in our first year of our married life, we usually borrows one of his nieces or nephews to stay in our place and be our “baby” for few days. One such beautiful baby girl was “Carl”. Carl was just any normal baby growing very active. Until she reached the age of 2 years old when we noticed that something was not normal. She had difficulty in walking and standing for too long. The worst was, she had a problem in talking.
At that time, we thought her understanding of words was slow because she’s still to young. However, our concerned grows into worst when at 4 years old she’s still had difficulty in expressing her thought. Until one day, my sister in law decided to bring Carl to an specialist and found out she’s suffering from dyslexia.
Honestly, at first I did not what is dyslexia (dyslexic, is the person suffering from dyslexia). I could not even spell it correctly. At first I thought it was a rare disease but I’ve found out later on that it was just a developmental disorder specially in the fields of reading and language.
Since we already knew her case, my sister-in-law tried to find a school for kids with this kind of disorder (she doesn’t want it to be called disability because of a negative connotation) but before that, she enrolled my niece on a dyslexia camp for kids. This was to prepare her for the regular classes. By the way, what I meant about “regular classes”, these are special classes for those with dyslexia and learning challenged kids. During the summer camp, which lasted for almost a month, my sister also stayed on a dyslexia boarding school. Actually the summer camp was not only for my niece but for my sister-in-law including my brother also, so as a parent with special child, they will know how to rear my niece as normal as possible.
There is no medical cure for dyslexia but just like a modern wall art and decor that are hard to understand unless you will spend time in studying the arts, dyslexia kids can be taught to read and spell with some help from support groups, early detection and of course with the encouragement of the parents.
I seldom post in Filipino (my native language) but I just can’t control myself not to share this anecdote which was shared to me in Facebook by a friend. So to all my non-Filipino readers, please accept my apology. Translating this anecdote to English will lost it’s authenticity and humorous meaning. Enjoy the reading everyone!
Kung mayaman ka, meron kang “allergy”
Kung mahirap ka, ang tawag dyan ay “galis” o “bakokang”
Sa mayaman, “nervous breakdown” dahil sa “tension and stress”
Sa mahirap, “sira ang ulo”
Kung mayaman ka, “pneumonia” daw ang sakit mo
Kung mahirap, “TB” yon
Sa mayaman, “hyperacidity”
Kapag mahirap, “ulcer” dahil walang laman ang tiyan
Sa mayamang “malikot ang kamay”, ang tawag ay “kleptomaniac”
Sa mahirap, ang tawag ay “magnanakaw” o “kawatan”
Pag mayaman ka, you’re “eccentric” Continue reading
I received an email last week from Palacedomains.com offering me the Pinaymom.com domain. This is not the first time that I received an email like this. I think this is the 3rd time since I registered PinayMom.org way back in 2008. Previous emails offered me the same domain but they didn’t include the amount I needed to pay so I can grab the PinayMom.com. However, the latest email got the curiosity in me because they stated the price of the domain.
Here’s the exact email I received from them:
This email is just to inform you that our company is offering pinaymom.com for sale.
It would make an excellent addition to your existing pinaymom.org domain name.
It can be yours for a one-time payment of only $49.
If you are interested, please go to http://palacedomains.com/buy.php?domain=pinaymom.com
All 3 domains of PinayMom
When I was searching for the right domain name in 2008, PinayMom.com was already taken and being used by somebody named “Janine”. I don’t know what happened through the years and she abandoned her blog. Continue reading