9/11/09



I just love them. Especially when they're really cute, fluffy, and just plain adorable! Whenever I see puppies nearby, I would get all softened up and would want to hug them and just play with them. They're probably one of my weakness.

I've came across this page full of really cute puppies and would want to share them. They are just plain adorable! I just wish I could get one someday! =) We do have a puppy here in our home and I really really love it (uhm...maybe except when he's all dirty and smelly...O.o) But nevertheless, I love puppies in general (but not as much as I love cats though) =)

Anyway, I found these pics over the net and they are full of cuteness! (=^.^=)

awww...they look soooo sweeet!

puppie is tired

this is plain cute!

as for this one, the cat is cuter (=^.^=) poor doggie...lol

one lazy looking dog =D

it looks like a stuffed toy!

poor kitty...

this ones funny

drunk puppie...


8/30/09



"From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I." - Psalm 61:1, 2



Most of the time, our problems in life result from our inability to see a way out of bad situations which have gradually taken us captive.

Thinking that nothing can be done results in doing nothing, and this becomes a choice which you make. Want to reverse a bad situation which is depressing you? Then take note of the following guidelines:

1. Realize that depression is a choice which you have made. It's a bad choice which can be reversed. Almost always it is not the result of a situation which only God can change, but the result of your accepting those situations as being unchangeable and permanent.

2. Understand that what happens to you is of concern to God. Depression has a spiritual dimension, and so does your life. There is forgiveness for your failure and hope for your despair. There is a God Who cares about you.

3. Refuse to accept the thought that your depressing circumstances are permanent. Some of the most upbeat, vibrant individuals are people who had every right to feel down and discouraged. They turned their handicap into a stepping-stone which led to victory.

4. As tough as it may be, understand that people will help, but they can't do it for you. You and God have to form a partnership in this whole process of turning your life around. Depending on others instead of depending on God is like letting someone carry you instead of learning to walk. But at the end of our resources, there is God, and you will find that He is enough. As David wrote, "From the end of the earth I will cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I" (Psalm 61:2)



8/20/09


We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think It's important to know how and when to eat..

What is the correct way of eating fruits?

IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS! - FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

If you eat fruit on an empty stomach, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD - Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit.. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid.. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining - every time I eat water-melon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet etc. - actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes - all these will not happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans.. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.

You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.


APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoid which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.


ORANGE: Sweetest medicine, eating 2 to 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.



WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.


GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

8/19/09

Prescribed by the Great Physician


The next time you feel like GOD can't use you, just remember...

Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
Mary Magdalene was...
The Samaritan woman who was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer. AND
Lazarus was dead!

Now! No more excuses!
God can use you to your full potential.
Besides you aren't the message, you are just the
messenger.

*thanks to vindicated

8/12/09

Rock + Quartet Strings.

Not a common combination right? But sounds so effin cool! Imagine rock songs played with 2 violins, viola, and a cello. It might sound a little peculiar but it really sounds so impressive. It's like applying rock n' roll attitude to classical technique. I never thought it could be so breath-taking and beautiful. I was really blown when I first heard it.

The String Quartet Tributes by the Vitamin String Quartet started the musical endeavor way back but I just discovered them recently and the first rendition I heard from them was No Doubt's Don't Speak. It was really beautiful and soothing. It really took me away and calmed my mood. I dunno why but when I hear really good music, it just blows me away. I stopped from what I was doing, just listened and enjoyed the music. It really altered my mood.Kinda brought me to tears. My favorite songs in strings. It's perfect. And right now, I just can't stop listening to these songs.:D

Here's a playlist of some of my favorite songs turned into beautiful classicals (you can also check other songs in YouTube) :


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Vitamin works with the best string players and producers in the business guaranteeing the highest level of musicianship on all their releases. Listeners can expect bold and innovative treatments of their favorite artists' best-known songs as well as a few surprises on each album. Each tribute is a lovingly made testament to the enduring qualities of rock and pop's brightest and biggest stars. Do check them out at their website to see a list of all the songs they have transformed into beautiful musical pieces: www.vitaminrecords.com

8/4/09

9

I am really a big fan of Tim Burton's films and I can't wait to watch this new upcoming animated movie entitled '9' which he produced!


So what is 9 and what makes it interesting and a must-see for movie enthusiasts?

Well, it's a number! :D Well, seriously...


9 is an upcoming animated action/fantasy film directed by Shane Acker and produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted).

9 takes place in a post-apocalyptic and alternate version of our world, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened by machines. The machines, built by a scientist to help the world recover from a previous war, rebelled and began to manufacture an army to wipe out humanity. So the same scientist creates a group of sentient rag dolls, or "stitch punks" as Shane Acker calls them, who lives among the ruins of the civilization. Named by numbers, each name represents their age, with 1 as the oldest. One day, they find 9 (voiced by Elijah Wood), another ragdoll and their creator's final project.

You can check out the trailer and see for yourself! :D



Also check out the 10-minute award-winning short film which this feature film was based on:



I first found this movie when I was searching about Tim Burton and I'm glad I came across this one. What really drew me to this film is that its animation is quite impressive, the plot and characters are uniquely created, and the overall feel of the movie is dark, grungy, and epic. I must say the imagination of the creator is really at work--molding life into rag dolls is something you don't see everyday. It's original, genuine, creative and full of action and adventure.

I can't wait to see this movie and I hope it will never fail my high expectations of it. Plus the music of the trailer is kick-ass! Watch this on 9/9/09 :D

7/28/09

"Apologizing does not mean that you are wrong and the other one is right...
It simply means that you value the relationship much more than your ego..."





The story goes that some time ago a man punished his 5-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became even more upset when the child used the gold paper to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.

Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy. The father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found the box was empty. He spoke to her in a harsh manner, "Don't you know, young lady, when you give someone a present there's supposed to be something inside the package?"

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said, "Oh, Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was full. The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around his little girl, and he begged her to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.

An accident took the life of the child only a short time later and it is told that the father kept that gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. And whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems he would open the box and take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us as human beings have been given a golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.

It's been a long while since I haven't updated this blog ever since I've been transported to another place. Actually, I barely updated this even when I was still in my hometown.

But things have changed (well, mostly) and somehow I want to maintain this blog site now that I feel like I've settled in my new place! I just hope that I would stay true in maintaining and updating this because before, I usually just post or even visit my blog when I feel like it. But now, I want to dedicate a part of time for this and make some efforts in improving this blog site. And if this turns out to be a success, I might as well buy my own new domain! :D

Well for now, I just hope that whatever is contained in this blog site will somehow be beneficial to the people hopping into this messy, crappy site. :D I'm still trying to make improvements. (I really want to change my layout but I dunno where to start...T.T) Well, I hope everyone would enjoy my posts and maybe learn something from it! :D Well, sayonara for now and ganbatteh! (=^.^=) God bless everyone!

4/16/09

#1 THREE WISHES

A sales rep, an administration clerk,and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out.
The Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish."

"Me first!Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world."
Puff! She's gone.

"Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life."
Puff! He's gone.

"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager.
The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."

MORAL OF THE STORY:
Always let your boss have the first say.

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#2 HIGH UP ABOVE

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him,

"Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"
The eagle answered, "Sure, why not."
So the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

MORAL OF THE STORY:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

4/9/09

I just checked out my mail today and I found something interesting^^. It was forwarded to me by my older sis and it's really a handy piece of info that could make one think and reflect about one's life, how it should be spent worthily. Here is the handbook:

HANDBOOK 2009


Health:

1. Drink plenty of water..
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and empathy.
5. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2008.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:

11. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control.. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more..
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Society:

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

32. Do the right thing!
33.. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy.. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:

40. Please don't hesitate to share this with the people you love.


This is really quite helpful, although I'm having a hard time following some of it for some reasons especially in the health section. Well anyways, enjoy! ^_^

3/14/09




In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb".


Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.


The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.


Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.


Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.


Coca-Cola was originally green.


It is impossible to lick your elbow.


Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.



Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history:

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar


111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 (<-- amazing! :D)
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.


Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"? A. One thousand


Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common? A. All invented by women.


Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? A. Honey

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight."


It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.


Believe it or not, you can read it.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the human mnid aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a word are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Amzanig huh?

~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~

At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow :P