Monday, January 28, 2008

Heads Or Tails

Heads Or Tails #23 - Who Would You Like To Meet

Whoa! Honestly? when I was a kid, I would like to meet and be with the President of our country. You know, it is like a prestige- to handshake with her, talk to her, eat with her. Then eventually becomes her friend.I wanted to know how she runs our country and what are her plans.Too bad, that did not happen, huh!

Now for more realistic- who I would like to meet- well, YOU! Yes, you are, the one who is reading it right now.As we go along visiting each other, we will get to know each other and maybe becomes friends.Who knows? We could really meet sometime.

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Manic Monday # 1

If you could have a servant come to your house every day for one hour, what would you have them do?

Iron our clothes!That is one thing that I do not do regularly .

Has your life ever been changed by an apparently random occurrence?

Yeah.But not big really.Maybe it is for the best.I transferred to a new post in the office away from my buddies.It caused some pain but I have to do it .to give in.Anyways, it is an opportunity to get close to new people.

You're having dinner with several friends and acquaintances. They all criticize a close friend of yours (not knowing he/she is a friend). The criticism is unjustified. What would you do?

I will definitely answer/stand for her.I will try to erase their impressions.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Weekend Snapshot #1- Watch a movie!

Yes, it is my first time in weekend snapshot!So, the usual weekend, we watched a movie!
The producer of BEE MOVIE should thank McDonald's or the other way around? Well, my kid saw the BEE MOVIE commercial on TV and he said that he would like to watch that.After watching, he wanted to collect all those characters at McDonald's Happy Meal.Actually, there are six but we only got five!

Well, the movie is good because it tells about balance in this world.How we are created to be of service to our community , to others and to ourselves.Just like what I would like to tackle in this blog- health in all aspects of life-emotional, physical, spiritual, social,and all kinds.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Photo Scavenger's Hunt #1- old fashioned

Hey, I am not selling this!LOL! It is my entry for old fashioned. My first time at Photo Scavenger's hunt.I literally tried some time to find this in my cabinet.In terms of fashion, is it old fashioned enough? Well, I do not know how old is this sweater already.It does not fit me anymore and as far I can remember I only used it once or twice.

You know what?I think you can consider this as an antique already because it has been more that a decade or even more, I do not know.It was bought from those "UK" stores!But, if given the chance and the body, I will wear it again even if I will be called old fashioned.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday's Feast #2

Feast One Hundred & Seventy Seven

How many times per day do you usually laugh?

I think the question should be rephrased, is there a day that I do not laugh?

What do your sunglasses look like?

Honestly? I am not fond of sunglasses.I do not have one.

You win a free trip to anywhere on your continent, but you have to travel by train. Where do you go?

Is there a train going to Hawaii?

Main Course
Name one thing you consider a great quality about living in your town/city.

Well, I still think that I belong to Marikina City.It won the cleanest city award.

If the sky could be another color, what color do you think would look best?

Well, I always like the color of the sky during sunset.Though, I know that those red orange colors are actually of the clouds, I think the sky will look good on that.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Thursday Thirteen # 2= Thirteen Medicinal Plants

Thirteen Medicinal Plants


bulbs are used in a decoction to cure gonorrhoea, and in the form of a poultice are employed as a maturative. flowers are used as a diuretic and emetic.

2. Mushroom- good for the immune system
3.Jasmin-flowers contain a volatile oil, jasminol, and indol,presence of salycylic acid and an astringent principle in the leaves.Can be used as an eyewash, and a cataplasm of the flowers as a poultice to prevent a flow of milk.
Dymock, Warden, and Hooper state that the Hindu physicians prescribe the leaves as a remedy for skin diseases, ulcers of the mouth, otorrhea, etc.Chakradatta, mentions the use of fresh juice of the leaves as an application to soften corns, and the use of an oil prepared with it to be chewed by those who suffer from ulceration of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Mahomeran writers consider the plant to have deobstruent, anthelmintic, diuretic, and emmenagogue properties.

4. Ipil- ipil- bark and roots
is a powerful emmenagogue

According to Hooper, the dried flowers are among the Chinese drugs used in Malaya, an infusion being diuretic and also used for itches and other skin diseases.Crevost and Petelot say that they are given for dysentery in Indo-China.Can also be used as demulcent and anti-febrile remedies in diarrhea, dysenteries, and dysmenorrhea. The flowers are sometimes substituted for tea. The seeds are employed in headaches and colds, and are also used, combined with pig marrow, as an application to discharging ulcers.
6. Guava- I guess there is no explanation needed for guava.Everyone knows that it has tyhe highest Vitamin C content.The leaves are used for
or washing ulcers and wounds. Guerrero states that the bark and leaves are astringent, vulnerary, and when decocted, antidiarhetic.

7. Eucalyptus-Eucalyptus oil is very extensively used in medicine and is highly esteemed as a valuable remedy. Eucalyptol is used externally and internally. Internally it is a stimulant. Locally it possesses mildly antiseptic and anaesthetic properties.

8. Dandelions- According to Caius the plant is largely cultivated in India where the root is a very popular remedy for liver complaints. The root is diuretic, tonic, and slightly aperient. It is a general stimulant to the system, but especially to the urinary organs, and is chiefly used in kidney and liver disorders. It is, perhaps, one of the most generally prescribed remedies in Europe. At Kironi in Baluchistan the leaves are used for fomentations. In China the leaves are prescribed internally as a bitter depurant; externally, they are used for poulticing after having been pounded. In Derbyshire the juice of the stalk is applied to remove warts.

9. Corn- diuretic owing to its potassium content;decoction of the root and leaves is also used for urinary difficulties, strangury and gravel. The corn silks (stigmas) has been used in Europe and America in the treatment of genito-urinary diseases. It is also used for such purposes in French Guinea, in India, in Greece, and in Spain.
10.Coconut- The complete tree indeed!
The roots are used medicinally. Heyne reports that they are astringent and are used in Java for dysentery and other intestinal complaints.Haniff state that the Malays use a poultice of the roots in syphilis and gonorrhoea, and in rheumatism.� Macmillan records that the roots are used for strengthening the gum.
11. Calamansi- another good source of Vit.C!
a refrigerant (being a rich source of Vitamin C), as a remedy for coughs and for itches, as a deodorant, and as an antiphlogistic.
12. Cacao- C
acao butter is sued in the manufacture of confections, toilet preparations, and cosmetic ointments, and in pharmacy or coating pills and preparing suppositories.Grieve affirms that the oil of Theobroma or cacao butter is an excellent emollient and is used to soften and protect chapped hands and lips. Theobromine resembles caffeine in its action, but its effect on the central nervous system is less powerful. Its action on muscles, the kidney, and heart is more pronounced. It is used principally for its diuretic effect, which is due to stimulation of the renal epithelium; it is especially useful when there is an accumulation of fluid in the body resulting from cardiac failure, when it is often given with digitalis or relieves dilatation. It is also employed in high blood pressure, as it deleted the blood vessels. It is best administered in powders or cachets.
13.Squash- Popular for being a good source of Vit.A.
The young shoots are excellent sources of calcium, phosphorus, and iron.
Nadkarni reports that in India the pulp of the fruit is often used as a poultice for boils, carbuncles, unhealthy ulcers, etc. the dried pulp is a remedy for haemoptysis and hemorrhages from the pulmonary organs, being given in the form of a confection. The part of the fruit-stalk which is in immediate contract with the ripe gourd is removed, dried, made into a paste by rubbing with water, and given as a specific for bite of venomous insects of all kinds, but chiefly centipedes.
According to Planchon and Collin the seeds pulped or in emulsion, are employed as vermifuge. Greshoff tells of the occasional use of the presence of saponin in the seeds. Nadkarni reports that the seeds are given with sugar for tapeworm. They are given at bedtime, and followed next morning with a dose of castor oil. As a diuretic they are given in gonorrhea and urinary diseases.
irtikar and Basu state that the oil from the seeds is used as a nervine tonic.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Heads or Tails- Senses

This week's theme is the five senses.Well who could live without it?
As you wake up each morning stretching through that sheet of powdery smell.Oh, be careful as you touched that smooth skin of the warm body beside you, still sleeping.Get your MP3 player and listen to that music.As you looked outside your window, there is a beautiful rainbow.Thanks for coming out after that rain.Oh, sweet day!Got to rush and cook that bittery dish.Well, it is your husband's favorite!

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Friday's Feast#1

Appetizer :What is your favorite beverage?

I love Sarsi when I was still young. Root beer float is also good!

Soup:Name 3 things that are on your computer desk at home or work.

Mug, mirror, pen

Salad:On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how honest do you think you are?

9? Yes, got to lie sometimes but eventually say the truth.

Main Course: If you could change the name of one city in the world, what would you rename it and why?

I think that all cities in the world got its name because it should be their name.Like, maybe because of an important event or from a person who did something great.I really do not know!Help!

Dessert:What stresses you out? What calms you down?

The main course question!LOL!Sometimes my kid and husband stresses me out.When someone is sick.Bills also stresses me out!

What calms me down? Secret!LOL!Okay, for a more readable answer, let us say- sleeping.

Thursday Thirteen #1= Thirteen Jobs

Thirteen Jobs That I Have Been To

1.shoe maker- Our place is known as the shoe city and there are many small entrepreneurs here that hire job part timers.During summer, I did try this shoe making job cleaner- I remember that when I was still very young, I volunteered to wipe our neighbor's stairs.The compensation I got was their farm's produce.Fruits and vegetables! food crew- I worked in one of the most popular fast foods in our country.The job was not that easy because it was inside a mall where it is always peak!

4.Construction supplies’ saleslady- Yes, I used to kilo those nails.Lift cans of paints.

5.Masseur- Yeah, but for my Dad only.I was compensated of course!

6.Nanny- Well, this is one job that prepared me to become a good mother.

7.Dishwasher- Yes.Everything was scarce during that time.I hate dish washing but I had to earn some money.

8.Call Center Agent- This is one job I enjoyed most.I love talking to people.Not until I realized that even a kid can manipulate me.

9.Writer- Look now!That was during high school.My friends asked me to write their assignments in our English Composition subject.Well, that meant free lunch and lots of friends!My English teacher got mad though when she found out.

10.Tutor- As you know, I was very studious then.I love kids too.

11.Secretary- Another job I enjoyed.Being with the boss most of the time meant meeting more people.Eating at hotels and fancy restaurants.

12.Purchaser- This was okay also.There were many freebies but I did not get them.I let my employer knows it.

13.Time keeper- I had to be careful with this.If there were any mistakes, it was either the workers or the accountant that would get mad!

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Getting Out of My Shell

Welcome me to the blogger world.Ready to meet blogger friends.Just started with Thursday thirteen.Whew, thinking of 13 things for a single topic is not that easy.I am trying to join blogger communities and will install those site meter gadgets.I am really hopeful.

Ah, got to write some more thoughts, I guess.My friend, write quality content too.What could she mean by that? Isn't it supposed to be fun and about making friends?

Ah, for you to come back here and learn something too?Right.I have to do some research, then?

It will just be me, I guess.Getting out of my shell.