Learn Karate – Fun, self defense, sports, and fitness all in one!

Elinon Karate Academy, is a positive, high energy karate organization that emphasizes positive life skills, fitness, fun and self-defense.  It has been teaching traditional and sport karate mainly in Paranaque City, Philippines since May 2008. In April 2010, it expanded its training sites to Quezon City and Rizal Province. It was founded and is still being led by Sensei Ricardo Elinon Jr. It has been a member of the International Shotokan Karate Federation since July 2008.

Elinon Karate Academy students during the Karate Kid movie opening

DOJO: SCHEDULES AND VENUE

Venue: ROMVI Covered Court (Main dojo)
Address: Moonwalk Phase 2, Paranaque City
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 10:30am to 12:00nn

Venue: Olivarez College
Address: Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Paranaque, City
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Venue: Centre for Performing Arts
Address: Moonwalk Phase 1, Paranaque City
Schedule: Thursdays and Saturdays 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Sundays 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Venue: NAPOCOR Village Admin Hall
Address: Loboc St. NAPOCOR Village, Tandang Sora, Quezon City
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Venue: Lunsad Montessori Development Center
Address: Binangonan, Rizal
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE KARATE TRAINING! Take advantage of the free trial training every Saturday.

For more info visit http://elinonkarateacademy.weebly.com or you may contact Elinon Karate Academy at (02) 345-2047 or 0922 866 4995.

This is a public service announcement of PinayMom.org

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Moochie Baby – Our Lovely Pug

Just when I thought that we are done taking care and changing diapers because our youngest is already 5 years old, here comes a new challenge.

Last month my brother gave my sons a new playmate. Her name is Mooch, a Pug dog. Mooch is very playful and lovable dog. My kids love to play and feed her. But recently, I noticed that her coat is shedding, I got worried and decided to bring her to the Vet.pug-dog

The Vet told us that the coat shedding of a Pug is just normal especially during summer. But the Vet wanted to make sure that the shedding is really normal or caused by some fungal infection. The Vet decided to take a cytology test to verify the cause of Mooch coat shedding.

The result confirmed that Mooch is positive for Demodex mites.

What is Demodex Mites, anyway?

Demodex Mites are also known as skin mites. They are tiny pests that thrive on the skin of all breeds of dogs. A canine with a healthy immune system normally does not experience any discomfort from the presence of these pet mites. However, if the dog’s resistance to infection and disease is weakened in some manner, dog mites can become extremely painful and will eventually develop into the condition known as mange.

If your pet is dealing with mites of this type, here are some ways to treat the condition.At this stage, the vet is likely to recommend a three-fold treatment process to handle the demodex mites.

  1. Medicated shampoos help to flush out the mites lodged in the pores, as well as any other debris that is clogging the pores.
  2. An ointment applied to the surface of the skin after bathing helps to ease the redness and prevent the pores from filling with more debris from the crusty patches.
  3. Finally, oral medications help to support the work of the weakened immune system and restore balance to the pet’s health. This range of treatment often requires several weeks to completely rid the pet of mange, but some improvement is usually seen within a couple of days.

The Vet told us that she need to give Mooch Ivermectin injection and medicated bath once a week for 6 consecutive weeks, plus the vitamins and anti-histamine.

Poor Moochie baby, for now we cannot hug her or even let her play inside the house.

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Keep Your Kids Safe Online Free Seminar

My husband and I were on our way to our office this morning when we heard on the radio about this topic. It’s a timely message for us because we allow our kids to login to their Facebook during weekends and whenever they don’t any classes.

Giving our kids the freedom to access the internet, we might be also exposing them (unknowingly) to dangerous virtual information such as malicious content files, online stalkers, and pornography. Parents should be aware of the possible dangers these materials present.

A study published by Sunstar Cebu on 2009 revealed that child pornography cases in Cebu are rising.

As a parent we need to be vigilant on what our kids our doing online. We have to make sure that they are safe. We need to involve ourselves in their “virtual life” while they are still young.

Let’s find some answers, learn together as we share our experiences and together, guide our kids. Join a FREE Seminar intended for parents of pre-teens on July 10, 2010 at Microsoft Auditorium, 6750 Ayala Ave., Makati City 3:00 PM.

Admission is free but interested parties are requested to send email at reservations[ at]websafetyforp arents[dot] org to request for a seat. A confirmation email will be sent to successful registrants, please bring this for registration at the event venue.

You can check other details here: www.websafetyforpar ents.org

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This event is brought to you by Business Values 2.0 and Windows 7.

GW Cars will provide a tourist bus for participants coming from North EDSA to the venue and vice-versa.

Other Donors:
1. Krispy Kreme
2. Philippine Society for Training and Development
3. MICHRI Trading International

Media Partner:

1. Inquirer-Job Market

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Dengue-proof Your Home

Dengue MosquitoDengue Mosquito

Rainy season is officially here in the Philippines.  Sufficient rain bring benefits to the farmers and in our water reservoir specially to those who are relying for their hydro-electricity and drinking water.

Together with the benefits, rains bring mosquitoes – and the threat of deadly dengue as well.

Two Types of Dengue

  1. Classic Dengue Fever
  2. Dengue Hemorrhagic – big decrease in platelet count which can result in bleeding.

Dengue is deceptive. Doctors advise patients to stay in the hospital to monitor your platelet count, even if your fever has gone down because 90% of the time, the platelet count will go down when the fever has subsided just when you think the danger’s passed already.

How Is Dengue Transmitted?

Aedes aegypti in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaImage via Wikipedia

When the tiger mosquito (with striped legs) bites an infected person, it breed the virus and then spread it to other victims. Breeding of the virus takes several days.

Dengue fever is a viral illness. It is marked by the onset of sudden high fever (38.5 degrees centigrade upwards). The fever is usually continuously high with server headache and pain behind the eyes, muscles and joints.

How to Recognize The Symptoms of Dengue Fever

  • Sudden onset or high-grade fever for three to five days. Sometimes it is bi-phasic or high for the first three days, vanishing on the fourth day and will recur on the fifth day onwards.
  • Severe headache mostly in the forehead.
  • Retro-orbital pain – Pain around or behind the eyes  which worsens with eye movement.
  • Body or muscle aches and joint pains. Also known as “break bone disease,” since patients feel like their bones are being crushed.
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Rashes. Red spots in the lower extremities or measles-like red rashes all over the body. These are flat and can be itchy.

Dengue-proof  Your Home

Tiger mosquitoes thrive in tropical weather like Philippines.  These mosquitoes can spread dengue and breed in and around our houses. Since there is no dengue vaccine (yet), the best protection is to keep prevent the thriving of tiger mosquitoes.

  • Remove stagnant water.  It takes 3 days for the mosquito to breed, hatch and grow -  so water should never stand for more than three days.
  • If possible, put window and door screens. Replace or repair those with holes.
  • Mosquito nets are always in so use them.
  • Use mosquito repellants specially when you go outside. Just make sure to use repellants that are skin-friendly. Strong formulas can irritate sensitive skin. Better use organic repellants. There are variousmosquito repellants in the market today.
  • Use water based Sprays. Insect spray can kill mosquitoes and their eggs. Spray when small children are not home. Cover toys and clothes when you spray.
  • For those who are in the province, you can still try the Smoke method. Burn small amount of leaves in the yard.

Be a healthy family

The best and only true defense against any illnesses is a strong immune system.  It can fight against viruses and shorten the period of illnesses. Keep yourself and your family healthy by getting enough sleep, eats healthy food and takes vitamins too, if necessary.

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Daddy’s Pet : A Father’s Day Pet Event

Daddy's PetDaddy’s Pet

In celebration of Father’s Day and “Be Kind to Animals Week” which has been celebrated every year since 1915 – American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week commemorates the role animals play in our live, promote ways  to continue treat them humanely, and encourage others, especially children, to do the same.

Event : Daddy’s Pet : A Father’s Day Pet Event
A Special Dad’s Day Treat

When : June 27, 2010 from 10am-5pm

Where : One Esplanade, in SM Central Business Park Seaside cor. Bay Boulevard, Pasay City

This event seeks to give pet owners and would be pet owners a chance to learn about proper training and pet handling, hear out the different animal welfare organizations and their advocacies, and bond with their pets for a day filled with contests, prizes and fun activities! It also pays tribute to all dads by pampering them on their special day!

Major Activities :

Pet Training
Teach your pets the basics on obedience and learn more about pet behavior from training experts

Pet Adoption
Give these pets a home today! Support CARA as they rescue and give animals a

permanent, loving home. Adopt a pet!

Arts and Crafts
Face painting, balloon twisting, and other animal-themed art activities await you and your kids.

The simultaneous event highlights a pet bazaar,  pet grooming area, animal-themed arts and crafts area, pet training area, pet adoption, pet shout-outs for would be pet owners, booths for animal welfare groups, talks by animal welfare groups and experts, entertainment, pet fashion shows, special performances by animals with special talents, photo booth, celebrity guests, contest, dad pampering area, a dad and pet mini-Olympics, an auction for the benefit of Compassion and Responsibility for Animals (CARA), raffles, freebies and other fun activities that your pets and whole family will surely enjoy!

This special event is organized by Outbox Media Productions in partnership with Compassion and Responsibility for Animals (CARA)

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Instructions For Patients With Head Injury

I’m supposed to write about our Hong Kong experience today. Unfortunately, I rushed my 4-year old son to the emergency room in a nearby hospital here in our place. My son suffered from head injury because somebody fell over him in the basketball court. They brought him home crying in paying with a swollen area at the back of his head.

My husband was out with my brother-in-law, on their way to some trails for their night-ride biking so  I rushed  my son to the hospital right away because I don’t know what to do.

After some physical text and Xray, the doctor recommended that  my son be admitted first so they can monitor him. Since I’m still in a “panic mode” and could not think with clear head, I agreed on the doctor’s advice. I informed the attending nurse (or staff) to make the room ready for my son. Sadly, when the resident doctor told us that we will be the one to monitor our son’’s conditions (as his parents), I had to call my husband for the decision if we will let our son stay in the hospital. My husband decided that we either bring our son to another hospital or if he  is already making a progress then we just bring him home and do the monitoring ourselves.

To make the story short, the hospital canceled the admittance and they let us bring our son home. They also gave us instructions on the proper way of monitoring our son’s condition.

Although no evidence of head injuries found, at the time, careful attention for the next 24-48 hours is advised.

Patient should go to the clinic/Emergency  Room if there is:

  • Increased drowsiness
  • Difficulty in arousing the patient
  • Projectile vomiting
  • Continued headache
  • Slowing of the pulse or respiration
  • Stiffness of the neck
  • Bleeding or clear fluid dripping from the ears or nose
  • Weakness of facial muscles, legs and arms
  • Development of convulsions

I assigned my husband to observe our son against the symptoms written above. He readily and gladly accept the role of being the “Daddy Doctor” of our son and he’s willing not to sleep the whole night as well.

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Busy As Bee

Back at work after a long vacation…pinaymom_supermom

After I arrived from our vacation in Hong Kong with my own family and my 3 sisters and their respective families, here I am back to reality. I had so much fun enjoying our vacation and now it seems I need new energy to keep up with my work, plus my kids are back to school again.

Please bear with me if I cannot visit or drop your EC yet. I promise that I’ll do blog hopping as soon as possible.  I just need to put more balance on being a  supermom this week instead of a mom blogger. I think I need another vacation…LOL. Isn’t  you feel lazy after having a long vacation?

How do you feel after a long vacation? Do you feel energized and ready to go back to work? Or do you want a longer vacation?

Kindly share your thoughts.

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Park N’ Fly Philippines

Our family will be traveling to Hong Kong next week together with my other sisters and their families too. All in all, we are a group of 5 families. My family, who will be coming from Laguna, is planning to bring our car (since there’s no taxi here in our place) and just park it in Park N’ Fly in Pasay City. I guess this is the most practical thing to do instead of leaving our car in a public parking space.

My mom, who is staying in Las Pinas, doesn’t want us to park our car in front of  our old house because there’s a lot of children playing in the street.

Park N' Fly Philippines

I requested my hubby to get some information, like how much is the parking fee, from  Park N’ Fly since I can’t find any updated information on their site.  I was even directed to some other sites  who are against the services of Park N’ Fly. I’ve heard conflicting stories about it as well (note: There are other a lot of establishments using the same name around the world).   My hubby who is more “geeky” than me found the correct Park N’ Fly website. He told me that using Google, he was directed to Park N’ Fly page fan on Facebook. He saw the correct URL from the fan page and gave it to me.

And here’s exactly the information that I’m looking for, which I’ve copied from their site:

  • A multi-level secured carport where you can safely leave your car while you take your business trip or vacation for only P320.00 +EVAT a day.
  • Comfortable lounge where you can relax while waiting for your flight.
  • A fleet of vans to provide you 24-hour free shuttle service to and from the airport.
  • Complimentary battery charging service for long-term parking.

PARK ‘N FLY is located inside PTT Gas Station Cor MIA Road and Domestic Road with Telephone No (+632) 852 1946.

It’s services include driving you to the terminal during departure and picking you up upon arrival. Upon arrival in any of Manila’s airport, call or text message your name and plate number of  your car to the mobile number written in the claim stub . The staff will then let you know where you could wait for their shuttle van  that would pick you up.

Have you tried Park N’ Fly in the Philippines?  Is it worth using their facility and services?

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Sinigang Won!

In an unprecedented turn of events, Sinigang Won!

sinigangNope, sinigang is not one of the hundreds of party list in the Philippines.

We are not talking about the just concluded Philippine national election last May 10,2010.

Our post is about the nationwide search for the Filipinos’ favorite local dish. After three months of searching, Unilever Foodsolutions, with the Department of Tourism and the Inquirer Lifestyle finally revealed thatSinigang  is the ultimate Pinoy dish.

Although I will personally vote for Adobo which got the third highest vote was ranked first by the judges.

Others dishes in the running are bulalo, chicken inasal, crispy pata, daing na bangus, kare-kare, pancit canton, pinakbet and sisig.

The Ultimate Sooo Pinoy Dish was awarded to sinigang, which garnered the highest point average collectively from the panel of judges and through SMS (text) and online voting. The awarding  was held  at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

The Ultimate Sooo Pinoy Dish event  also introduced the soon-to-be-launched “Sooo Pinoy Foodtrip Guidebook,” which showcases the top 20 most popular dishes in Philippine dining and the best restaurants across the country that serve them.

Start a Recipe Blog

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Samalamig, Samalamig Kayo Diyan!

My husband and I were doing our grocery routine last Sunday when he’d chanced upon a booth giving  free samples of cold coffee drinks. Being addicted to coffee, he grabbed the opportunity to taste 1 cup. The person handling the booth also gave him the Nescafe samalamig recipes.

For your cool summer drinks, try these easy to mix and superb taste of icy-cold Nescafe Samalamig:

Black Coffee Cooler

  • ½ cup NESCAFÉ CLASSIC®
  • gogosago

  • 1 liter water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ice
  1. Combine 1 liter water, ½ cup NESCAFÉ CLASSIC and ½ cup sugar in a pitcher.
  2. Serve with ice

Makes 8-10 servings.

Chocofee

  • 1 tbsp NESCAFÉ CLASSIC®
  • 1 MILO® 20g sachet
  • 1 tbsp COFFEE-MATE®
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ice
  1. Combine 1 tbsp NESCAFÉ CLASSIC® , 1 MILO® 20g sachet, 1 tbsp COFFEE-MATE® , 1 tbsp sugar and 1 cup cold water in a tightly covered container.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour in a glass and serve with ice.

Makes 2 servings.

Coffee Banana Cooler

  • 2 tbsp NESCAFÉ CLASSIC®
  • 1 pc banana lacatan
  • 2 tbsp sweetened cocoa
  • ¼ cup condensed milk
  • shaved ice
  1. In a blender, combine and blend together
    2 tbsp NESCAFÉ CLASSIC® , 1 piece banana lacatan, 2 tbsp sweetened cocoa, ¼ cup condensed milk and shaved ice.

Makes 2 servings.

Go Go Sago

  • 1 tbsp NESCAFÉ CLASSIC®
  • 2 tbsp     sugar
  • ½ cup     hot water
  • ½ cup     cold water
  • ¼ cup     cooked sago
  • ¼ cup     cooked gulaman
  • ice
  1. Dissolve 1 tbsp NESCAFÉ CLASSIC® , COFFEE-MATE® , and 2 tbsp sugar in ½ cup hot water.
  2. Pour ½ cup cold water.
  3. Add ¼ cup cooked sago and ¼ cup cooked gulaman. Mix well then add ice.

Makes 3 servings.

Nata De Coffee

  • 2 tbsp      NESCAFÉ CLASSIC®
  • 200mL     water
  • ¼ cup     small nata de coco
  • ¼ tsp     buko pandan flavoring
  • ¼ cup     sugar
  • ice
  1. Dissolve 2 tsp NESCAFÉ CLASSIC® in 200mL water.
  2. Add ¼ cup small nata de coco, ¼ tsp buko pandan flavoring, and ¼ cup sugar. Mix well.
  3. Serve with ice.

Makes 2 servings.

NESCAFÉ Frost

  • 1 tbsp NESCAFÉ CLASSIC®
  • 1 tbsp COFFEE-MATE®
  • 2 tbsp     sugar
  • hot water
  • cold water to fill half of the glass
  • ice
  1. Fill ¼ of a regular drinking glass with hot water.
  2. Dissolve 1 tbsp NESCAFÉ CLASSIC® , 1 tbsp COFFEE-MATE® , and 2 tbsp sugar.
  3. Add cold water to fill half of the glass then put ice.

Makes 1 serving.

Very Berry Coffee

  • 1 tbsp  NESCAFÉ CLASSIC®
  • 200mL     water
  • 2 tbsp     condensed milk
  • 2 pcs     chopped strawberry jelly
  • strawberry flavoring
  • ice
  1. Dissolve 1 tbsp NESCAFÉ CLASSIC® in 200mL water.
  2. Add strawberry flavoring to taste, 2 tbsp condensed milk, and 2 pieces chopped strawberry jelly.
  3. Serve with ice.

Makes 2 servings.

Yummy Yema Coffee

  • 1 tbsp  NESCAFÉ CLASSIC®
  • 200mL  water
  • ¼ cup condensed milk
  • ¼ cup chopped yema
  • ice
  1. Dissolve 1 tbsp NESCAFÉ CLASSIC® in 200mL water.
  2. Add ¼ cup condensed milk. Mix well.
  3. Serve with ice and top with ¼ cup chopped yema.

Makes 2 servings.

Try these coolers before the summer ends!

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