Monday, April 21, 2014

10 Helpful Health & Fitness Tips

Tip 1: Set achievable goals.  If you set goals that are impossible to reach, it is easier to give up since you know you can’t meet them.  Instead, aim to set goals that are challenging but also achievable.  Build off of the goals each week to keep them new and fresh and keep your mind and body engaged. 

Tip 2: Get on the same page as your partner when it comes to how and when your workouts will happen. If you are going to work out with your boyfriend, husband, it is important to realize you are both different and have different intensity levels.  Men need to realize women can’t always keep up with their speed and weights; a guy shouldn't push his wife/girlfriend beyond her ability. What feels like a good workout to one of you might be too much or too little for the other. The same goes for healthy eating. The identical meal may not be acceptable to both of you.  My advice is set goals for yourself and give your partner the option to get on board with you or, decide together you will each do your own thing.
Tip 3: Don’t Compare Weight Loss Goals to Men.  Men lose weight faster then women due to the fact that they have more muscle mass and can burn 30 to 40 percent more calories during the same workout. It’s not realistic to see the same results in the same time period. Know that going into it to avoid distraction and disappointment.
Tip 4:  Try a handful of homemade snack mix to save money and your sodium intake.  Mix together almonds, chocolate-covered soy nuts, dried cranberries, and yogurt chips for a sweet treat with much less sugar then a processed cookie.
Tip 5: Experiment with fresh herbs.  Rosemary, sage, thyme, mint, dill. Not only do they add flavor to your meals, they also add many nutrients. 
Tip 6: Get Your Butt outside. Going to the gym day after day can start to feel routine, and the last thing you want is to dread your workouts. Instead, get some fresh air with a walk, run or bike ride.
Tip 7: Set your screen saver to go on every half hour and use that as your cue to stretch or do some light moves in the office.  Get up and do some desk tricep dips, wall push ups, or just to get up and walk around the room.  Just getting up every half an hour can take your base calorie burn rate from a minimal ‘sedentary’ to ‘lightly active’ level of burn.  Another trick: Stand up while on the phone — you can even try doing squats or leg lifts.
Tip 8: Use your neighborhood as your gym. Run up the stairs to your front door, park in the furthest spot from your destination and walk, take multiple trips to unload your groceries.
Tip 9: Exercise when your energy level is at it highest.  People give up when they try to force themselves to work out at a time their body refuses to accommodate. Don’t sign up for a 6 a.m. Pilates class if you know you’ll never make it. If you know you are more of a night person, plan to work out on your way home from work.
Tip 10: Grocery shop at least once a week. On each trip, pick one or two new healthful foods to try. When you are constantly trying new things, healthy and clean diets won’t get boring. 

The Top Ten Stupid Answers To Game Show Questions – Sasha Purse

  1. Carlo of Taguig – Q: “Kung ang light ay ilaw, ano naman ang lightning?” A: “Umiilaw!”
  2. Pancho – Q: “Kung vegetarian ang tawag sa kumakain ng gulay, ano ang tawag sa kumakain ng tao? A: “Humanitarian?”
  3. Joan C – Q: “Sina Michael at Raphael ay mga…” A: “Ninja?”
  4. Potpot/Simplyme – Q: “Ano ang karaniwang kasunod ng kidlat?” A: “Sunog!”
  5. Arcueid – Q: “Magbigay ng sikat na Willie.” A: “Willie da pooh!”
  6. Raimon – Q: “Ang mga Hindu ay galing sa aling bansa?” A: “Hindunesia?”
  7. Bonnjeru – Q: “Anong hayop si King Kong?” A: “Pagong!”
  8. MaudeEvans – Q: “Magbigay ng mabahong pagkain.” A: “Tae!”
  9. Supertanker – Q: “Saang bansa matatagpuan ang mga Canadians?” A: “Canadia!”
  10. RC & Cess – Q: “Kumpletuhin – Little Red…” A: “Ribbon!”
  11. Jose de Vengenge – Q: “Ano ang tinatanggal sa itlog bago ito kainin?” A: “Buhok?”
  12. Arcueid – Q: “Magbigay ng pagkain na dumidikit sa ngipin.” A: “Tinga!”
  13. LilMaui – Q: “Anong oras kadalasang pinapatay ang TV?” A: “Pag balita?”
  14. Katherine – Q: “Ano ang tawag mo sa anak ng taong grasa?” A: “Baby oil?”
  15. RC & Cess – Q: “Saan karaniwang ginagawa ang mga sweets na ginagamit sa halu-halo?” A: “Sweetserland?”
  16. RC & Cess – Q: “Sinong higanteng G ang tinalo ni David?” A: “Godzilla?”
  17. LilRedShiningNips – Q: “Ano ang mas malaki, itlog ng ibon o sanggol ng tao?” A: “Itlog ng tao!”
  18. Jose de Vengenge – Q: “Anong S ang tawag sa duktor nag nago-opera?” A: “Sadista?”
  19. Ned – Q: “Blank is the best policy.” A: “Ice tea?”
  20. Boc – Q: “Anong parte ng itlog ang masarap?” A: “Yung tangkay?”
  21. Espeks – Q: “Saan binaril si Jose Rizal?” A: “Sa likod!”
  22. No Angel – Q: “Fill in the blanks – Beauty is in the eye of the ____.” A: “Tiger?”
  23. No name – Q: “Ano ang kinakain ng monkey-eating eagle?” A: “Saging!”
  24. No name – Q: “Kung ang suka ay vinegar, ano naman ang Inggles ng toyo?” A: “Baliw!”
  25. Kayee – Q: “Anong tawag mo sa kapatid ng nanay mo?” A: “Kamag-anak!”
  26. Kid Bukid – Q: “Saan nakukuha ang sakit na AIDS?” A: “Sa motel?”
  27. His Cuteness – Q: “Kung ang H2O ay water, ano naman ang CO2?” A: “Cold water!”
  28. Katuray – Q: “Sinong cartoon charcater ang sumisigaw ng yabba dabba doo?” A: “Si scooby dooby doo?”
  29. Loipogi – Q: “Heto na si kaka, bubuka-bukaka.” A: “Operadang bakla?”
  30. litzkrieg – Q: “Ilan ang bituin sa American flag?” A: “Madami!”
  31. Adakrab 14 – Q: “Ano ang tawag mo sa taong isa lang ang mata?” A: “Abnormal!”

Countries with no visa for Filipino

According to data compiled by the DFA's Office of Consular Affairs and GMA News Online, the following countries fall in the visa-free category, followed by the length of allowable stay by Filipinos:
  • Bolivia - 60 days
  • Brazil - 90 days (for holders of diplomatic, official, and service passports, visa-free for (a) duration of tour of duty or (b) 180 days for official business or tourism)
  • Brunei - 14 days
  • Cambodia - 21 days
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica - 30 days
  • Ecuador - 90 days
  • Hong Kong SAR - 14 days
  • India - Visa upon arrival valid for 30 days (limited only to New Delhi and Mumbai airports)
  • Indonesia - 30 days
  • Israel - visa-free for tourists (no. of days of stay will depend on Immigration); visa-free for holders of diplomatic and official passports; visa required for business)
  • Laos - 30 days
  • Malaysia - 30 days
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique - Visa upon arrival valid for 30 days
  • Palau - 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)
  • Peru - 60 days
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Singapore - 30 days
  • Sri Lanka - 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)
  • Suriname
  • Thailand - 30 days
  • Tuvalu - 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return /onward plane ticket)
  • Vanuatu - 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return / onward plane ticket)
  • Vietnam - 21 days
  • Zambia - visa upon arrival; 3 months for tourism, 1 month for business

The DFA is still gathering visa information for the following countries:
  • Guam
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Mongolia

Sunday, October 24, 2010



Pasta will always have a special place in a romantic's heart. Just recall what is probably considered the sweetest onscreen kiss, the one shared between Lady and the Tramp while eating their plate of spaghetti, and you'll understand all the romantic possibilities. Why not recreate a little Italian romance at home?

9. Chocolate

Rich, decadent chocolate is an irresistible aphrodisiac. Truly considered a romantic treat, chocolate evokes thoughts of delicious, fulfilling experiences. Since it comes in many forms from liquid to solid, your options for using chocolate as a sensual prop are only limited by your creativity.

8. Strawberries

Over the years, strawberries have become synonymous with romance. Certainly no sensual food list is complete without the sweet and juicy strawberry. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a romantic evening that doesn't include this sensual treat. Dipped in chocolate, cream, wine or enjoyed in it's natural state, the strawberry is without a doubt an essential ingredient for a sensual temptation.

7. Oysters

Oysters have long been considered a predominant player in the sensual food arena, more than likely due to their resemblance to sexual anatomy. However, there is some validity to their aphrodisiac claim. Oysters are loaded with zinc, which is a key ingredient for testosterone production. Next time you want to step up your sensual encounter, make sure to include oysters on the menu!

6. Sushi

"Naked sushi" is a new culinary experience first introduced in Japan. In Japan, it's called nyotaimori, meaning "female body presentation." There are currently only a few US cities that offer this delicious adventure - Los Angeles, New York and Chicago and Minneapolis. However, preparing an at-home version is why sushi made our list. While one partner lays naked, the other prepares and eats the sushi directly on their naked partner's body. It can make for quite the erotic experience.

5. Champagne

"Champagne is just a drink that tastes better when shared among two lovers." --Source Unknown

Chanpagne is not an actual food, but it's certainly deserving of a spot in our top ten for its strong associations with sex and romance. Champagne is the perfect companion for all of life's special events, so its inclusion as a bedroom aphrodisiac should be of no surprise. Best of all, you can serve it up any way you desire...pour it over your partner's body, soak fruit in it, freeze as champagne ice cubes...the possibilities go on and on.

4. Bananas

Take one look at a banana and it's easy to see why it's on our top ten. The banana's phallic shape provides ample opportunity to entice your man with a little foreplay action. The more creative you are with your displays, the less likely he'll be able to keep his hands off of you.

3. Avocado

Widely known for it's aphrodisiac qualities, the avocado has quite the reputation as being a sensual fruit. Maybe it's the shape or the way it grows on trees (Mayans referred to the tree as a testicle tree). Whatever the reason, the avocado is an indulgent food that can be prepared and displayed quite sensually, and for that it makes it onto our top ten.

2. Grapes

Grapes made our top ten list for being synonymous with regally lying about and being hand fed. The idea of feeding your lover and letting your fingers linger a little longer than necessary is a vivid erotic sensation.

1. Whipped Cream

Not quite a "food," whipped cream still makes our list due to its many sensual possibilities. Use it as a body paint or as a light and fluffy extra for fruit and cream.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The "ENGINEERING" Love Letter


Dearest Ms Juliet,

I am very happy to inform you that I have fallen in love with you since the 15th of February. With reference to the meeting held between us on the 14th of February at 1500 hrs, I would like to present myself as a prospective lover.

Our love affair would be on probation for a period of three months and depending on compatibility, would be made permanent. Of course, upon completion of probation, there will be continuous on the job training and performance appraisal schemes leading up to promotion from lover to spouse.

The expenses incurred for coffee and entertainment would initially be shared equally between us. Later, based on your performance, I might take up a larger share of the expenses. However I am broadminded enough, to be taken care of, on your expense account. I request you to kindly respond within 30 days of receiving this letter, failing which, this offer would be cancelled without further notice and I shall be considering someone else.

I would be happy, if you could forward this letter to your sister, if you do not wish to take up this offer. Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Romeo



Attn: Mr Romeo

Dear Sir,

Please refer to your letter dated today. I am pleased to inform you that I hope to accept your proposal for romance. However, you should be informed that there are certain conditions of acceptance. Promotional prospects are to my satisfaction. However, please enlighten me as to your retirement benefits. Gratuity should be generous.

I also need to be assured that there is sufficient security with regards to this commitment. If there is any chance at all of retrenchment or consequent disinterest on your part, then I should receive monetary compensation according to union standards. Due to the nature of my position, I am sure you will agree that an expense account should be arranged for my access in light of the 'VIP' I shall be entertaining.

In addition, housing and transport allowances should be in order and nothing less than a luxury condo and a Jag are in order.

Please also note that there should be no moonlighting restrictions placed on myself. If you are still interested in the relationship, please reply on an urgent basis as other prospective lovers have sent indications of interest.

Please also note that my sister is happily employed.

Yours perhaps,