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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Alison Krauss Live Concert

Surprisingly, all tickets were “sold-out” a week before Alison Krauss live performance on the Britt Stage, Jacksonville, Oregon. They were selling it like pancakes. In fact, we tried to call the box office to get a kid’s ticket but they were all gone! Luckily as we keep trying and by around 4:00PM we called them again- there were 2 returned kids tickets and we bought the one over the phone. And if it wasn’t because of the rain, then no one will return those tickets. And indeed I witnessed the huge crowd of people trying to catch the show. Although it was pouring and a bit chilly in the venue but nothing can stop us. And I finally saw Alison Krauss in person. She sang “When you say nothing at all” and sure it was a fabulous performance of the night.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sunburn Remedies and Tips to Keeping your Skin Healthy

Summer is officially here and we certainly need some extra care for our skin before facing directly to the Sun. Sunblock or any Sun screen lotion for skin protection is highly recommended. However, if you forgot to put lotion on before jumping out the Sun then make sure to apply the Soothing Aloe after Sun Gel to revive your skin from getting damaged. As it is also important to carry water for drinking all the time and have as much as water as you can to stay hydrated. Water is the best mineral that plays the most important role on keeping our skin healthy as it can be.

Nevertheless, to keep in mind that too much exposure to this dry heat can give you the risk of having skin cancer besides the minor Sun burnt. Now would you spend money for later to get your skin fixed? I don’t think so too, besides it is costly! So please do these tips for yourself and especially for the little ones. And I hope you will enjoy the summer safe and healthy.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

One of the Best Abdominal Workouts

If you are worried about a little belly rolls or should I call it baby fat, then it’s time to beat it! I have been doing sit-ups everyday but it doesn’t seem to be working on my target. So one day, I decided to research for a different abdominal workout then I stumbled on “All Fitness” an iPhone app that got everything you can imagine. But of course I have to stick on my goal which is to eliminate my rolls and get a firmer abs. This amazing app got so much choices and it just depends if you can managed to execute them. However, I picked Sprinter in which the primary target is the rectus abdominis with an intermediate difficulty level. And you can directly feel the result on your day one as you can definitely experience the tightness of your abs.

And here are the steps to execute the Sprinter. First step, you have to lie down on your back, keep your hands at your side, legs extended straight, and heels held about 5 inches off the floor. Second step, slowly, start sitting up while elevating your right arm with the elbow bent so it resembles a sprinter’s pumping motion. At the peak of the sit-up, bring your left knee to your chest. And the last step is return to the starting position, keeping your legs straight and repeat with the opposite arm and leg.
Learn more about abdominal workouts here.

Money Transfer for Father’s Day Rush

Father’s day is Sunday, June 19 that will be here before you know it. And for those who are not really close to their dad, this is only day of the year wherein we (children) got the opportunity to express our feelings and say thanks to our dad. You maybe have the best dad on Earth or not; but just be thankful and reward HIM with your love. Honestly, I am not a daddy’s girl and not even close to him. But I am glad and lucky I have seen my dad. And being away from him currently, I am pretty sure a little amount of money transfer will make his Father’s Day more special. And to my dad, even though I did not feel your presence all the time but you are still important part of me. Thanks to you!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

How to Prevent and Stop Pimples?

Pimples are just embarrassing pimples especially if they are huge and visible. It definitely makes us very self-conscious and reduces our confidence level. Pimples are very common but not just for teenagers; in fact I have seen people on their forty and they still suffer from it. And one good example is I myself but I am not that quite old. I’m 27 years old and once in a while I experience pimples, only if I stop working out or exercising. I have created a self-experiment and skip a week of not doing my daily sit up routine. And (of course I wash my face twice a day) heck yeah, I got a humongous ingrown pimple on my right chicks. I was not a very happy camper besides it hurt and left a dark spot on my face. I therefore conclude that when your body is not getting (dripping) the sweat out or flushing out the toxins in your body then it can give you pimples. So now I am very cautious as I keep doing a simple exercise that will help me avoid those horrible pimples!

Here are additional anti-pimples tips I found on Enzine Articles by Logan Yanany. If you are looking for tips on how to prevent pimples, you may find following tips quite helpful:

• Honey has lots of curing as well as cleansing properties. Open pores in face by applying warm water or mild steam and then apply honey. Wait for few minutes before washing it first using warm water. Cold water can then be splashed on face to close open pores.
• Wash your face at least twice a day (first time in morning and second before moving to bed). Wash more often in summers to prevent oils from getting accumulated and keep face clean. Remember to splash warm water before applying soap as that opens the pores in skin allowing deep penetration of skin by soap. People with oily skin must use water-based soap. Don't use body soaps on face as that may clog pores causing acne pimples. Soap must be rinsed off using cold water so that pores are closed.
• Tone - People generally do not give toning any importance and it is often left out. Do tone your skin after cleansing as it clears face of any leftover cleanser. If residue is left on face, that clogs the pores resulting in acne. Toner can be easily applied by soaking a cotton ball in it and running over face.
• Put little moisturizer on hands and apply on face till it gets absorbed. People with oily skin must use an oil-free and light moisturizer. People with dry skin must use extra moisturizing creams.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

The 113th Anniversary for Philippine’s Independence Day

June 12, 2011 is a very special day of the year to every Filipinos. It represents another remarkable year to celebrate the Philippines Independence from the Spaniards ruler in 1898. As usual, the biggest celebration always takes place in the nation’s capital- Manila- where the president lives in the white house so called Malacanyang Palace. And as part of the celebration, most government (public or private) agencies will join and unite for a street parade.

Here’s an article I found about the 113th Philippines Independence Day from Xoom Blog posted on June 3, 2011:

General Emilio Aguinaldo and his revolutionary forces declared their independence from the Spanish colonization on June 12, 1898. This marks the first day that the Philippine's national flag was unfurled and the first time the nation's anthem was played. However, Spain and the United States did not recognize the country's claim to sovereignty

The Treaty of Paris turned over control of the nation to the United States at the end of the Spanish-American War. Filipinos revolted the following year and fought for their independence for nearly 50 years.

In 1964, former President Diosdado Macapagal signed a bill that made the June 12 the country's legal Independence Day celebration. Until the legalization of the holiday, Filipinos celebrated their Independence Day on July 4 to commemorate the day the Treaty of Manila was enacted and the Philippines officially became a sovereign nation.

Since Independence Day is a national Filipino holiday, all government offices and schools are closed, along with a vast majority of businesses, excluding shopping centers. Many Filipino people who live in other countries still celebrate the holiday and send money to their relatives in the Philippines.

Friday, June 10, 2011

One of the Worst Drinks to Avoid this Summer

The summer heat is on. So ladies the show has just begun! Get your swimsuits and cameras for another summer adventure. So are you ready to take those cover-ups to come off and get the best picture for this summer? Oh yeah, let’s bring it on… And remember that summer will lasts for three months so we have to make sure not to add inches in our waistline. Yes, it is possible if you think before you drink. And a little self- discipline is required. Drinking more water is the best recommendation to keep you hydrated and healthy.

Some studies said that we have to avoid sugary drinks because they are directly linked to get flabby belly. But what about diet sodas, no sugar added- are they healthy? We will find out together right here. I found this relevant write up on Yahoo Health the Eat This Not That by David Zinczenko posted on June 03, 2011:

Diet Coke (12 fl. oz. bottle) and other diet sodas
0 calories
0 g fat
0 g sugar

No calories, no fat, and no sugar—so what's the harm? For starters, the carbon dioxide that supplies soda's fizz will continue to burble and expand in your stomach, priming you for serious bloat. That's the short-term effect. The long-term could be even worse: The artificial sweeteners in diet soda might actually inhibit weight loss. Studies have shown that rats consuming artificial sweeteners consume more calories at subsequent meals. It's as if the promise of calories, without the payoff, causes the body to crave food. Below is a better beach-day beverage: Hint Water. By drinking water, you keep your body flushed out and your skin looking healthy, and since Hint uses natural flavors, you earn all the boons of hydration without suffering the downsides of sugar and artificial sweeteners.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Saving & Gardening Tips

If you considered gardening is part of your summer passion then you would love to know this. In every penny you spent on buying green onion is like a couple dollars back on savings when you started recycling its roots. As we usually cut and separate the roots before chopping it. Right? Well, you need to leave just half inch from its roots. That's all it takes to recycle it.

Yeah! I mean it. Instead of throwing the roots away, you can stick it right straight to a pot with soil or your garden instead. And not even a week or so, it will regrew and you can harvest it again and again. It definitely worth saving for besides you will enjoy eating it fresh. So have the fun on your summer gardening.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Asian Market in Medford- Phoenix-Ashland Oregon

TASTE OF THE ORIENT- The Pinoy and Asian Store located at 251 Fern Valley Road, Phoenix, Oregon 97535. Contact Numbers:(541)227-6785 & (541)535-1684.

For almost a year of craving for my favorite Asian dishes and my mom’s traditional way of cooking each meal using the specific brand of spices is somewhat worth yearning for. We used to drive back and forth to Portland just for Asian grocery shopping. But recently, I went online and search for the nearest Asian Market in Medford. Fortunately, I am glad I found this article from Mail Tribune blog by Sarah Lemons, which guided me to patronize this local Asian business in town.

Now there’s a new kid in town. Taste of the Orient opened late last year at The Shoppes at Exit 24. Housed in a sparkling-clean, expansive storefront, this market likely will appeal to customers put off by the Medford business’s higgledy-piggledy jumble of goods in a location that shows (and smells like) its age.

Guided by a co-worker’s tip, I stopped by Taste of the Orient over the weekend to have a look around. I wasn’t in the market for a specific food but decided to browse, bearing in mind some recipes from a Pan-Asian cookbook my mom had given me. Whereas a trip to Asia Grocery Market is like a treasure hunt in a musty cave, Taste of the Orient displays its products in neat rows on pristine shelving or in impeccably maintained freezer cases. The effect is actually a little sparse, but the co-owner said he and his wife are bringing in more and more items based on customer requests. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. There’s the usual suspects found in any Asian market: seaweed sheets and rice for authentic sushi, as well as the Kewpie brand mayonnaise typical to California rolls. Like Asia Grocery, the freezer cases contain enough dumplings, rolls, buns and noodles to supply a dim sum palace.

For the more adventurous, there’s balut eggs and the flesh of odorous durian fruit, albeit packaged in the freezer. I prefer to ogle the spiny, seemingly impenetrable fruit at Asia Grocery, although I’ve never been brave enough to buy one.
Also peculiar are bags and bags of dried fish, complementing the frozen specimens of milkfish, which I’d never seen but apparently are essential to Southeast Asian cuisine. Indeed, the whole store is geared toward that type of cookery in deference to the owners’ Filipino heritage. Myriad types of sago and tapioca, as well as other refined starches used in desserts from that part of the world take up a large section inside the store.

Thanks for the information and Credits to the original blogger Sarah Lemons

Monday, June 6, 2011

Perfect Weekend Getaway

After long hours of work, a little relaxation can surely bring you back to life. As you can see, I skipped several blogging days for concentrating my time on working with oDesk. I was fortunate and got hired by www.usabride.com for immediate Excel Data entry. I was simply just mapping old URL's to the new one. It was really easy and fun. Consistently I spent 12 hours and I finished it before the given due date. Indeed, I am proud for another work accomplishment was done as time goes by so fast. So last weekend I decided to treat myself by going with the family on sailing and fishing to the lake. Although, I left my mind home alone starring on my laptop but other than that physically I enjoyed our family weekend getaway and it was totally a blast especially for the kids.