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