Ocean is out of reach but lake is just around the corner. One warm day in Phoenix every time every summer always warm. But today we went to Lake Pleasant for some splashing'. Lake Pleasant is not really too bad and just pay $5 entrance, is just that some people bringing their dogs and just crapping around it's so frustrating. Good thing today water is not too high so we drove farther few more hills we've passed till we found the nice spot.It's a wide lake so you can have your own spot. It's a nice place for outings and only abouts 20 mins drive from the house. Pick up some snacking like delis and bakery in bashas and you are good to go. We have so much fun today and Richelle was enjoying too. There are few people over there for Tuesday, boating, skiing, fishing. The water is just right and it's cloudy around so not so much sun. We thought that it's gonna be hot so the plan is not to stay for a long time but when we got there the weather is just right so we stayed for a while.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I feel sad as a Tiger fan but then again not all the time is his time. He is been a great golf player, won alot of major, shows some great stroke, loved by many and hate by some. It's really disappointing when you lost when you are always on the top but don't be so upset Tiger you have to share some victory to others too. To Yang congrats on an unexpected and well deserved victory. I've watched the game and you played great.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Actually i am one of this eBayer on eBay. My husband guided me from the beginning, i started it fresh arrival from the Philippines. See even the caveman can do it. Not literally speaking but you know i don't know all about it i just learned it as it goes. I really believed that you could make money on eBay and can be your source of income. I've meet a man one time that he knows a couple whose doing eBay and it's their source of income. It is really possible but for me this is just a part time and to earn extra. If i could be aiming to be like a top seller i,m gonna need for an Auction Success Kit. This will be a big help especially for the beginners. It sounds like it's easy when i said it when i starts doing it just because i have a mentor but still the learning process for me is still going. If you have this kit you will learn right away cause this is from the people who were very successful on eBay. As a matter or fact there is a technique to sell your item on eBay. I heard one time on TV, the advertisements, i think it's the same source. The way you described your auction there is a technique on how you say it that it attracts the buyer. You know i do believed it's true. Believe me even on this tough economy you can make money online with eBay with the right item for sale.
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Why: Ounce for ounce, berries have more protective plant antioxidants than almost any other food. "These compounds not only lower your disease risks, they help prevent memory loss," says Somer.
How Much: Aim for a cup of berries—any berries, fresh or frozen—at least three times a week (berry researchers say eat a cup daily). Since berries are high in fill-you-up fiber, they may also help curb weight gain.
Toss them in salads.
Snack on them one by one, like healthy potato chips.
Add them to yogurt, cereal, and smoothies.
Stir them into anything you bake.
Why: Sure, salmon is a prime source of omega-3s, the healthy fats that fend off heart disease and maybe more, but are you aware that a mere 3 ounces of the fish serves up 170 percent of your daily vitamin B12 and more than 80 percent of your D?
How Much: Aim for two servings a week (and if you substitute tuna for one serving, that's OK).
Broil, bake, or poach it with dill.
Toss it into pasta dishes and salads.
If you're vegetarian or just not a fish eater, get the key omega-3 fat called DHA in:
Silk Plus Omega-3 DHA Soymilk
Horizon Organic Milk Plus DHA
Oh Mama! Nutrition Bars
Gold Circle Farm Eggs
Rachel's Wickedly Delicious Yogurts
Why: It's almost impossible to meet your nutritional needs without eating dark leafy greens, from spinach and romaine to collard greens and chard. They're huge sources of fiber; vitamins C and K; folic acid (a B vitamin that guards the heart and memory and fights birth defects); lutein, a vision protector; and four essential minerals: calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium.
How Much: Two servings a day—and the darker, the better.
Add arugula to your sandwich.
Layer chard into lasagna.
Fold spinach into omelets.
Add any green to stir-fries, pasta dishes, and soup.
Why: They have up to 96 percent more fiber, magnesium, zinc, chromium, and vitamins E and B6 than refined grains. This nutritional powerhouse helps prevent the same health problems that refined grains help cause: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and even obesity.
How Much: Ideally, all of the six daily grain servings you need should be whole, unrefined grains, but aim for at least three.
Start your day with oatmeal or whole-grain cold cereal.
Use 100 percent whole-wheat bread for toast and sandwiches.
Switch to whole-wheat couscous and pasta.
Opt for brown rice (instant is fine), whole-grain pretzels, even whole-wheat tortillas.
Why: They're excellent sources of protein, magnesium, and B and E vitamins—trusty fighters in the war against heart disease and cancer. Yes, nuts are high in fat calories, but their fat is the heart-healthy kind. Replace junky snacks with them and you won't gain an ounce.
How Much: Up to five small fistfuls a week (roughly a quarter cup or about 15–20 almonds, cashews, walnuts, or pecans).
Sprinkle plain or toasted nuts instead of croutons on salads.
Mix them into cooked couscous and brown rice.
Stir them into cereal and yogurt.
Use them to garnish a stir-fry just before serving.
Why: Just one serving of fiber-filled, deep-yellow-orange vegetables supplies five times the beta carotene you need daily to lower your cancer risk, defend against colds and other infections, and protect your skin from sun damage. The potassium in these veggies also keeps your heartbeat in sync and your blood pressure down.
How Much: Aim for two half-cup servings a day, the equivalent of one sweet potato, 12 canned apricot halves, or a cup of butternut squash or carrots.
How: Try this sweet potato quickie from Somer's The Food & Mood Cookbook:
Cajun Sweet Potatoes:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut sweet potatoes into 1-inch thick slices, and toss with olive oil, Cajun seasoning, and freshly ground pepper.
Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly brown and cooked through, but still slightly crunchy.
Why: Low- or no-fat plain yogurt is a terrific source of B vitamins, protein, calcium and—if it has active cultures—the healthy bacteria known as probiotics, which crowd out disease-causing germs.
How Much: Four or more cups a week, if this is your main dairy source.
How: Cut back on sugar and calories by choosing plain yogurt and adding fruit, especially berries, and some granola. Or be more inventive:
Mix a dash of vanilla and chopped mint into yogurt and dollop on fruit.
Use yogurt instead of sour cream for dips, sauces, and salad dressings.
Top baked potatoes with yogurt and chives.
Thicken sauces and make soups "creamy" with yogurt.
Its medical school has found that women who routinely nibble nutritious foods slash their risk of dying from the usual culprits, including heart disease and cancer. There is no harm on believing this cause this were nutritious foods so this at the same time leads you to the right way. Most often there are more fat women that men so this is one way showing what the right food to eat... Just my thought.
From Phoenix to Alpine it took us approximately 5 hours drive with some few stops
along the way. This is last August 4-6,2009... We took a dive going to the white mountains AZ and stays at Alpine AZ.
Alpine, in a word was amazing, fresh air, cool temps, pine trees lots of pine trees and great views. We had made a reservations at the Sportsmans Lodge so the first thing we did upon arrival was to check in there. Very nice remodeled room , comfortable beds, nicely tiled bathroom and shower, clean room with cable and WiFi. The only minus, in the room we were in at least, we couldn't pick up the WiFi signal very well it would come and go mostly go. The next morning when we are about to leave the hotel we parked in front of the office to check my mail and etc. and it worked fine there. Aside from the WiFi everything is good at the Sportsmans Lodge. Also, in front of every room they hung humming bird feeders and sometimes several humming birds would be feeding at each time. That was very interesting for me cause it's the first i see humming birds in a group. Some were very colorful and were just plain gray and black cause you got to them closer.
For supper we went to eat at the Bear Wallow restaurant. The food was ok, pie was good, nice rustic atmosphere. The finger steak or steak finger that i ordered weren't very good at all kinda salty and i couldn't taste meat mostly the breaded they put. My husband has a sandwich patty melt which is ok, good onion rings, and the cherry pie too. Service was good and friendly and the cost was reasonable. There restaurant is full and I'm kinda aiming for the booth along the windows but couldn't find vacant so while waiting some people done eating so we transfer near the window. They also have humming feeders outside the window so we got to see those humming birds again.
As usual, what we liked to do when we are on the other place is hunting for a thrift stores for some treasures. Unfortunately the only thrift store in that town is only open Saturday, too bad for us it was only Wednesday. We could sense some great treasures waiting for us in that closed building.
Had a donut for breakfast at the Alpine Bakery, they were very good was home made from scratch including the filling and icing and a friendly proprietor.
We drove out to Luna lake, very nice great views of course and it was almost reverently quiet. They have the rest picnic area, couple are having a picnic and there is one guy fishing. At the end of the lake they have a boat rental/ tackle bait facility. We are not sure if they were open or not or what the hours are. It was closed when we were there. They have those little peddle powered boats, row boats and the dock out back of the place. After we enjoyed the lake for a while we headed off to Morenci/ Clifton on the Coronado Trail. Be sure to bring some snacking from Alpine going to Morenci to Clifton. I thought it's only couple hours going over there based on the miles so i didn't grab something to eat cause i am not hungry yet. But with those winding road, coming up and down the hill it took forever and by the time we get to Clifton we are starving.
I am in a hunt for a reliable webhosting site right now,as you can see on my links we have few websites most of it are my husband's. I have one still paying for it but feels like it's a rip off and i felt discourage to continue posting on my site. Sometimes they are so slow i can't even go to my site and i just now realized that they were the most expensive one in the rank. Well, It's paid for a year and I'm not planning to pay for another year for it and for sure.
Now, because of the webhostinggeeks.com i can choose the right webhosting site for me. They'll show you the top 10 web hosting provider, their features, their prices and the hosting reviews so basically gives you an idea. It's very useful and informative. There are tons of webhosting provider around, can you trust them? Before you purchase something you have to know it first, if it's the right one for you and of course the prices. So you got to researched about it read some reviews, read all the google and so on and so on and took forever. The webhostinggeeks.com they have it all in there Web Masters Reviews, Customers Reviews,RealMetrics Reviews,Last 10 Hosting Reviews and the Top Rated Web Hosting.
My husband have this one experience one time, he loved to open a new website once he has an idea he make a website for it. He found this web hosting place a new one and you know it's cheap too. My husband site is all about videos so he download videos on the site. Every time he checked the site open the videos, it' s no good at all it's like a broken CD stopping all the time. He checked on the web hosting of course cause we have the super fast Internet in town. They told him to try the next day still the same call the host again still the same and so on so on. Then my husband stopped it.It's annoying right? Well, they're new but then again it's a waste of time and the waste of money. It's better really to get to know the hosting site, read some reviews on how other people experienced the site.
Don't forget to checked their web hosting geek's blog. Haven't you know that there are some reverse domain name hijacking on the rise? You can learn about that on the webhostinggeeks.com too. This is what i need cause right now I'm in the process of starting a new website so now i got to choose the web hosting provider that i liked.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I'm new in Facebook but i find it fun and interesting than the other social networking sites. Most of my friends are my cousins, neighbors, classmates and friends in the Philippines that is why i feel more at home on Facebook. They have alot of games, more quiz and more applications and not boring for me.
I tried this one it's very interesting... What do your eyes say about you? The result is Mysteries. "When people look into your eyes, they see mysteries galore. You're a deep and intellectual person, and others can see that through your sparkling eyes. You're quiet ...and shy, but once you get to know someone, you become comfortable around them. Your eyes often spark curiosity in others, and it bothers people how they can never tell what you're really thinking. You're hard to read and often hide your true emotions." I bet this is true, even though i have alot of friends and even my childhood friends that i spend more years of my life I'm still so secretive to them. It's not that i don't trust them it's just me. A mysterious me and so as my husband. It's not about the trust it's just our personality.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
We took a 3 days road trip last August 4-6,2009 to the White Mountains in Arizona and around to Globe, Miami and Superior. We are not done on this place yet, this place is huge check this website http://www.aztravel411.com/. We are planning on visiting each of this town here in Arizona. It takes time you know and it needs expenses but this is our plan. From Phoenix to Alpine it took us approximately 5 hours drive with some few stops along the way. We been to Payson few times, we just couldn't get bored on this place cause it's cooler than Phoenix in summer. They have pine trees around, picnic parks, creeks and we've been to their fish hatchery one time. We stooped by at Showlow for lunch and took some few pictures. As we continue driving we just pass by at the Pinetop, Eagar and Springerville. We've been at Springerville before also i think our daughter probably just 2 or almost 2 years old. We stayed a night on one of their hotel. That place is very quiet and chilly at night even at summer.What i loved about the places we've passed is they have plenty of tress around. We stopped at
Lyman Lake before and is just minutes north of Springerville. It is one of the largest lakes in the White Mountains area and permits speed boats and water-skiing as well as fishing. Here you will find campgrounds with hookups, ramadas, paved boat ramps, restrooms and showers. There is usually a small herd of buffalo that hang out in the park. Cabins are also available for rent. We stopped at the Big Lake before also. The Big Lake Recreation Area is home to one of the largest newly developed recreation facilities, featuring improved campgrounds, hookups, and shower facilities. During the winter months, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is also home to one of the largest winter recreation areas in the southwest, where cross-country skiing trails, snowmobile rentals, and sledding areas are open to the public. From the stopped for snack at Springerville we continue our driving going to Alpine and still another half hour drive.We have some few picture of our very nice get away road trip.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
For anybody who is interested on checking The Republic of the Philippines. Better to know the climate or weather too. Gives you an idea of what kind of clothes you'll bring on your travel.
The Philippines has a tropical climate with three distinct seasons. From June to September, the country experiences a rainy season brought by the southwestern monsoon; typhoons are common during this time. From October to February, the northeastern monsoon brings cold winds from the north, creating cool and dry weather. From March to May, the Philippines experiences hot summers. Coastal areas next to the Pacific Ocean experience year-round rainfall.
The country's average temperature can range from 78-90°F (25-32°C), with humidity around 77 percent. Highland areas are much cooler, with nighttime temperatures at night plunging to 68°F (20°C).
Before, i thought Philippines is so hot but when i got here this place is worst. Only Philippines is so humid but if i have to choose i prefer dry than humid but not too hot.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I studied myself lately in the mirror and felt a little discourage of what i see. I gained some weight and i think a lot. I felt different this past month, I'm exhausted most of the time and some of my clothes won't fit me anymore. Honestly, i can't help it, food is very comforting and I'm craving to eat most of the time. I know i have to do something about this just based of what i feel like the exhausting and my belly is getting big. I need some exercises too i know...