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    Thursday, February 26, 2009
    Handbook 2009

    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 most importantly, 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.


    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.


    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.


    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 Forward this to everyone you care about


    Thursday, September 11, 2008
    in the meantime...
    i've been out of blogspot for a while now and have been busy with my new hobby that is baking. i thank you for your visits, and apologize for not keeping up to date, domestic duties are endless and i only usually have time to browse other sites than update mine. anyway, i do keep my baking site quite active, whenever i have new goodies from the oven, so if you guys want to check them out and keep up to date with what's up with us, do visit! :) plus of course, there's the rest of our lives in photos and videos at our multiply site, the blogging has taken a backseat there as well.

    i've done a few cakes to date and here's some of those custom-made ones i did. see you around! :)

    despedida cake

    14th birthday cake and cupcakes

    birthday cake

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    Saturday, August 9, 2008
    the next level :)

    i've dared to try the next level of cakes decorating that is fondant. here is my very first creation, for a friend's daughter's 1st birthday. she didn't have any theme or design request so it's all me, i hope they like it! :)

    this is definitely a first for me, no practice at all... well, if you think making a plane, train, truck, bike and bus with playdough counts, then i did have a little bit of warm-up the day before :).

    the fondant i made a few days before, since i wasn't very confident about it and was open to re-doing it again in case it didn't work. but thankfully, it was perfect! especially for a beginner :)

    i did pray a lot before starting making the fondant and the cake so that's my secret weapon! :)

    and i have to admit... i can't stop staring at the cake! so, today i'm immortalizing my creation just before it gets eaten at the party later. :p

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    Tuesday, August 5, 2008
    Cardboard Testimonies
    Life before and after Christ changed them.

    *Oh How He Loves us*

    He is jealous for me
    Love's like a hurricane, I am a tree
    Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy
    When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
    and I realize just how beautiful You are and how great your affections are for me.
    Oh, how He loves us so
    Oh, how He loves us
    How He loves us so.

    So we are His portion and He is our prize,
    Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes
    If grace is an ocean we're all sinking
    So heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss
    And my heart turns violently inside of my chest
    I don't have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way

    That he loves us,
    Woah, how He loves us
    Woah, how He loves us
    Woah, how He loves


    about the song:


    Fw: Ironman - the best ever!!!
    very touching video... can't help but share it :)

    A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?'. The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'. They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.' To which, his father said 'Yes' too.

    For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile 2.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island . Father and son went on to complete the race together. View this race at.......


    Friday, July 25, 2008
    project: baking :)
    i've been out of circulation for the longest time! it feels like ages since i last updated this blog. and why is that? well, i have to admit that i've fallen in love.. and dear hubby knows about it and has nothing but full support :) i've been crazy about baking since the my first cupcakes! and from then and i've been working the oven for at least three cakes a week, and i'm loving it! it's been almost two months now and i've been doing the baking (by repeated orders, at that! :)) religiously as the family enjoy the yummy "scraps". here are some of my creations, i've been updating aprilcakes site in multiply when i have new goodies baked so do check it out, too! very special thanks to my loyal photographer and number 1 supporter, my dear husband and to the two little happy eaters who always say "i love your cakes/cupcakes/cookies, mommy! they're soooo yummy!". :)

    these cupcakes are for today:
    just in case you've forgotten my first works :)my mango cream cakes. the first one:
    and the second one:a special carrot cake:
    my best selling chocolate cakes:
    same taste, different looks:
    and another look:
    my attempt to a baked cheesecake:and my experimental mocha cake:
    and the one that went to market: and lastly, i would like to introduce the star of my baking (apart from me, that is! :p), my newest baby... my kenwood chef titanium 1000 watts kitchen machine. i just love it!!! i can now say i will never look at another kitchen machine, ever! i love that it made my mixing so easy, i enjoyed baking much more the moment i got this. it is not cheap, yes. but i see myself growing old with it! hehehe. the family just loves it, too... we are cake people! :)

    i am so looking forward to taking the next steps... like fondant cakes, character cakes and fun toppers. but those will happen slowly, so do checkout my cakes site for updates! ciao! :)

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    Thursday, July 24, 2008
    stay healthy
    got this from a friend. something worth knowing!

    Reasons for sleeping and waking up early.

    Early morning 3 - 5am: detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.


    The top five cancer-causing foods are:

    1. Hot dogs
    Because they are
    high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can't live without hot dogs, buy those made without sodium nitrate.

    2. Processed meats and bacon

    Also high in the same
    sodium nitrates found in hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon also contributes to cancer.

    3. Doughnuts

    Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with white flour, sugar, and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures. Doughnuts, says Adams , may be the worst food you can possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.

    4. French fries

    Like doughnuts, French fries are made with hydrogenated oils and then fried at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which occur during the frying process.
    They should be called cancer fries, not French fries, said Adams .

    5. Chips, crackers, and cookies
    All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of trans-fats.


    1. No Breakfast

    People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level.
    This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

    2. Overeating

    It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

    3. Smoking

    It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

    4. High Sugar consumption

    Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

    5. Air Pollution

    The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

    6. Sleep Deprivation

    Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

    7. Head covered while sleeping
    Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

    8. Working your brain during illness

    Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

    9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts

    Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

    10. Talking Rarely
    Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain

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    The main causes of liver damage are:

    1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.

    2. Not urinating in the morning.

    3. Too much eating.

    4. Skipping breakfast.

    5. Consuming too much medication.

    6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.

    7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.

    8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver.
    Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

    We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to "schedule."

    DO TAKE CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH...... ......... ...

    AND PASS THIS TO ALL WHOM YOU LOVE & CARE FOR......... ......... ....

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