Exercise with Diet are Still the Best

I miss the days when we do frequent walking and jogging and running at UP oval.  Those times you do not need to speed up the process of slimming down by pills.  I do not need to resort to diet pill reviews to know what would be best for my diet to loose weight.  Now, I am beginning to be tempted.

How I wish I can still jog and walk at UP one day again together with Papsie and the kids.  Exercise and diet are still the best partners.  I feel so light after each exercise especially after each walk, run and jog routine.  It felt that tons of unwanted fat went with the perspiration I get from it.

Oh, well, I cross my fingers as I wish.

Paid Reviews, what d’ya think?

I saw LinkFromBlog in one of the blogs I visit.  It is about <a href="paid reviews” target=”_blank”>paid reviews.  It looks like it is an interesting opportunity for anyone.  There will be offers and tasks but you have to bid.   If the advertise approves of your bid, you get the chance.  If not, then your blog did not appeal to be interesting.  Sounds like a realization check.

Anyway, let us see how this works.

Advertise with my Blog

Pajamas for this hot season? No way.

There is a site called Womens Pajamas.com that offers not only pajamas but also night gowns.  Who would be thinking about buying women’s pajamas in this dry and humid season in the Philippines with 38 degrees C temperature?  Even with pajamas that look as good as this, no one will think of it:

But instead of buying womens pajamas, you can buy chemises and nighties that could ignite the flame.   Very untimely actually.  Who would think of procreation and caresses during a very warm night?  Do you think, a nightie as alluring as this would defeat the fetid air?

Of course not.  But when the rainy season comes in, that is the time you should think of it – buy women’s pajamas and especially, hot nighties.

Unclogging the List

It pains me to x-out some bloggers in my list.  Their blogs had once been my haven when I need to take a breather.  But taking a hint from a fellow blogger, I think it is best to unclog the list. Some of them had totally stopped blogging and had been inactive for some time.  Some of the blogs are already inaccessible, not a trace of the old posts and updates about the blogger.

The impression I had about them will never change.  I listed them because I find them interesting.  I find their blogging styles as unique.  I learned from them one way or the other.  They had inspired me at one or several points in my life.  There are even those who have become my idols (though not something categorized to the point of idolatry he he).

Though blogging is becoming a fad because of the emergence of Facebook and the like, it is an experience that is worth the time.  Bloghopping, the term that reverberated among bloggers when they visit each other’s blogs, had been and is still is a therapy.

The list of bloggers as of present in this blog is under the page Current Reads. I had three pages before that had titles The Big Enchilada, Icings on the Cake, and Oh! Goody!.  I listed them all now in one page as this will save time and organize the list more.

I still miss the others.  This list will continue to grow I know but surely, the old folks will be missed.

Test preparations

I remembered when my children were in their secondary years, I enrolled them in a review center in preparation for high school. I wanted them to be enrolled in the best science schools. I was reminded of these reading about lsat prep. Of course, the preparations for a high school or a college entrance examination is nothing in comparison to lsat.

The kids were not able to pass the test from the chosen science high school. They landed in a semi-private school. I was more frustrated than them but brushed the negative feelings aside. I later forgot about it. But when they were about to graduate from high school, they suddenly had this desire to be enrolled in one of those prestigious schools.

Papsie and I decided not to enroll them in review centers anymore. Aside from being costly, the kids did not want to. And probably it was their desire to be in their chosen college that they passed. The unexpected triumph is worth the wait.

Gel is Not Only for the Hair

Lately, son Daryl’s face, especially on the nose part, was riddled with pimples.  They are not acne yet but I hope that he would not resort to using acne treatment gel in the future.   I think this happened because of the combination of dust and heat.

And true, gel is not only for the hair.  There are already many products in gel types and that includes lubricants, toothpaste, and facial treatments among others.

Personally, I do not like gels.  It’s the sticky characteristic that gives it the yucky feel.

Quick Weight Loss

I am a regularly built woman.  I am not as fat as obese.  I am not as thin as skinny.  But how I look at present is very different when I only had a 23 inch waist line.  I even buy my clothes from the teens section of the department store.  I used to despise my thin structure.  My friends even told me that if the wind gave a nasty blow, I’ll fall or be flown with it.

The thought that one day I will have a 30 inch waist line that even grows to 31 inches when I am very full (though I seldom get full these days) did not cross my mind.  I did not even think that I would someday ponder on seeking ways to quick weight loss.

But there are truly quick weight loss prescription you can consider:

  • Be employed in a dysfunctional company.
  • Deal with the worst co-employees on a daily basis.
  • Have a dose of your superior’s egos, tantrums and slave-driving traits everyday.
  • Be a spouse to a self-serving species.
  • Be a parent to a prodigal child.
  • Be a friend to a selfish jerk.
  • Be an in-law to the self-righteous dimwits.

This may not be enough for a list.  But I assure you, have them regularly, and surely, you will loose weight fast in an economical way.  😀

Photohunt: Monthly

What do I post for today’s Photohunt theme?  Nothing obvious.  But I chose this picture because it reminds me of our MONTHLY electric bill.  Using the light from outside to furnish the room with enough light is one way to save electricity.  This is very apt for houses with lots of windows.  We do this a lot especially when only one is left in the house and you do not need to turn off the lights but open the windows.

We had also disposed of the door chime.  No, it has nothing to do with cutting off the expenses for the electricity.   But just as we are trying to save on it, we are getting rid of unnecessary sounds in the house.  It is more peaceful not to have one anymore.  The one we had produced a sound that is not that pleasing unlike the one I saw in one of those houses.  They looked ornamental, too, in that house and it blended very well with the structure.  Our house does not need one.  The simpler, the better.

Buy and Sell with AyosDito

AyosDito.ph is a buy and sell marketplace center in the web which is designed for Pinoys by Pinoys.  The page is user friendly where you can click on the province or area where you are located and find buyers and sellers that are near you.  Isn’t it a plus?  How innovative!

I got curious about a particular job opening when I clicked on Post an Ad that serves as classified ads thinking that I could refer it to a friend.  I found that I can also apply for the job because some of the job requirements are familiar to me only that I will not be considered because of the age requirement.

I dream of a car that is gray in color and a beetle.  And I found one beautiful Volkswagen Beetle 2000 version with a fair price of  PhP 520,000 under the used cars page.  I think the original price is about a million though I am not sure. The website has many choices indeed for people with budget constraints.  For now, I am feasting my eyes on this gray Beetle and dreaming of acquiring one someday.  AyosDito will always be a great source for me.  The detailed search will always be helpful in letting me find second hand but still pretty cars.

Falling Out of Love

We had heard many stories about partners who had separated.  During courtship, men and women alike believe that it is a dream come true finding their ideal woman or man.

But when they live under one roof, this is where each other’s differences surface.

First reason for separation is infidelity.  If one of the partners had an affair, the prospects that the relationship will end is high.   This is because there is absence of trust already because of the illicit affair.  Though there will be an effort on the part of the guilty party to change,  doubts will cling and it will not be easy to remove the mistrust that the offense will not be repeated.

Sex is another reason.  Dissatisfaction in bed can cause desire for separation.  If sexual satisfaction is not attained, there is possibility that one of the partners will find it from another.  No doubt that this will lead to separation in the future.

Third reason is financial.  It is said that money is the root of all evil (or probably the love of money).   While plenty of it can ruin a person;  lack of money is a big factor that can contribute to separation.

When a partner could not provide for the needs because of the lack of money, one of them will feel forsaken.  Usually it is the women who are victims of these situations.

After courtship, it is the wedding that follows.  But once a man and a woman are together already, and one of the above reasons appears, this will be the start of a cold relationship that eventually will cause the falling out of love.

It is communication that is needed.  Talking to each other about the situation will greatly help.  Do not let the fire go wild.  While the relationship is still hot, watch out that the flame will not die before you fall out of love.

Birth Announcements are Good News

There is always this nice feeling when birth announcements are made.  News that someone dear or close gave birth to a son or a daughter (it doesn’t matter actually if it is a son or a daughter).

Babies are bundles of joy, I had always harped on the same string.  Because it is true.  There is this extraordinary feeling of happiness just seeing these little bundles smile at you, or just stare at you.  The little sounds they make is like music to the ears.  Their first steps or crawls are achievements.

Birth announcements are not only good news but a message of hope.

Photohunt: Half

A pose in the pool with my better HALF.

Whew! It’s been a while since I participated for Photohunt.  Well, there are lots of activities. I was not able to find time for photo hunting.

Today’s theme is HALF.  Enjoy photo hunting!

Will She Flirt When She’s 65?

There are women who are given to flirting, or in short, flirters.  There are serious flirters and there are those who do the act like fun.  What is the difference?  Serious flirters are those who make advances to, or make eyes at, some guy.  They tease, or make a pass, or toy with a guy.

Those who are not serious flirters only flirt with the idea and will not or could not actually do the act.  They are doing it for fun.  Some silly young girls or women even scream about thinking of doing it, or laugh at experiences when men are enticed.

It may be common to young women or girls.  But at 45 or past, and very much married, that would seem irregular to flirt with a guy, and much worse, compete with younger and single women or girls.  But there are those I know who fit the description.

I wonder, when they get older than 45, when the best weight loss pills would fail or find it challenging to do their jobs, because of slow metabolism, and because of age, will these women still flirt when they’re 65, and their husbands are still around and alive?

Maybe it’s psychological.  Maybe it’s the breeding.  Maybe it’s the outlook.  Maybe it’s because of their friends.  Talk about same feathers flocking together.  Or maybe the character of being loose ingrained in the bones.

I wonder how a 65-year-old flirts.  I just can’t imagine how a hunk would squirm at the experience.  Unless they are hired for rent.

Remembering Nieva

I was in second year high school then. Fernieva, or Nieva, is what I remember to be her nickname, was a classmate.  The class had a field trip somewhere I could not remember.

While those who know how to swim frolic in the swimming pool, I was sitting by the edge watching them.  Aside from being a recluse, I was also very afraid because I do not know how to swim.  A close (?) friend kidded around and pushed me to the pool.  I panicked.   I was gasping for air, kicking and grabbing anyone I can grab.  It was Nieva who pulled me out of that frenzy.  Only to discover that I can stand on the water without drowning.

That’s all I can remember, nothing more.  But it is the kindness probably that made me remember that cute, petite girl.

I did not have the chance to thank her enough.  She did not know that a minute part of the fear was diminished.   And though now that we had already become women who might be resorting to curvatrim reviews or anything of the sorts, I would like to say thank you for showing kindness.  I know I was not a close friend before but you made me feel you cared.  Thank you very much, Nieva.  Thank you Facebook!  😀