Thursday, July 30, 2009

Boracay trip

While riding a boat towards somewhere we don't actually know, the persons in charge on the boat was nice...at first. For after the boat trip, when we got back to Station 2, they said we lost one of their goggles (we knew that it was part of their strategy). They said nobody noticed it but they were able to say how it got lost. Now that was close to reality for my boyfriend saw the last position of that goggles before it disappeared. Nice try guys. Though they forced us to pay for that crap, my boyfriend's sister was stronger than them so we didn't pay a cent.

This photo was taken by my boyfriend's sister actually while we were posing on the left side of the sand castle.


Yes, we stayed in La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel for 3 days and 2 nights. The rooms are big, good, and clean. They have their own swimming pool by the way. You may choose whether you would like to have a breakfast buffet or not. I can say the place is special for local artists also stay here =). Actually, I saw Diana Zubiri (Bubble Gang Show actress on Ch7 every Friday night) checked in. Foreigners are also present here. It really is a good choice. We liked it and it was affordable.


Minutes before we board the plane, of course we had to eat breakfast. It may look unusual for this was a First-Class thing in Philippine Airlines =). We did felt special haha. The service, the free food, the sits on the plane...wish we could do it again this summer. Oh, also have to buy our own chips before the Big Day for those stuffs would cost high in Boracay. It's normal though.

Del singing I'm Yours by Jason Mraz (acapella)

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I found this video in Youtube with 2000 viewers but now it has 225,332. This video of Del is awesome and very creative. He uses himself as tenor, bass, baritone, and as a beatbox. I listen to this version on my iPod before I go to sleep because it relaxes me. See for your self =).

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Believe in Yourself

I will remember that I can do anything I set my mind to
I can achieve any goal, ful fiIll any desire, and
each any star I will look toward tomorrow With the
conviction that I can make it better. I will know that a
brighter future is within my reach.. as long as I have
the strength to keep trying, the courage to keep striving.
and the confidence to keep believing in myself.

As you go on in this world, keep looking
forward to the future. . . to all you might be, As
far as who you are and who you will become
goes ~the answer is always within yourself
Believe in yourself. Follow your heart and your
dreams. You like everyone else — will make
mistakes. But as long as you are true to the
strength within your own heart. . you can
never go wrong

ashley rice

Monday, July 27, 2009

You belong with Me




This video is a project of a senior student taking up AB Broadcast Journalism. My brother and his classmate are the artists here. With him being an actor, it was kind of hard for him at first for he's not used to being videod while acting, especially with people surrounding him. Taking in to mind that this is for his friends' project, it somehow forced him to comply with what the Director told him.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

1 of the Top 5 Medical Institutions in Asia by 2010





For those who doesn't know much about St. Luke's Medical Center, let me give a short information regarding this foremost and the most admired hospital in the Philippines.

St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC), which was founded in 1903 with a mission to provide outstanding out-patient care, has provided high-quality healthcare for over a century. Today, with the finest medical expertise, the most sophisticated medical technology and facilities, and a deep-rooted culture of compassion, it is the foremost and most admired hospital in the Philippines and an acknowledged leader in Asia.

SLMC is the undisputed leader in virtually all medical specialties, including cardiovascular medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, cancer, ophthalmology, and digestive and liver diseases. It is the first choice of medical and health-related practitioners and patients for executive check-ups.

SLMC receives patients from around Asia, Micronesia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

Few months from now, a second new and modern facility at the Fort Bonifacio Global City, SLMC will be existent. For those qualified applicants who want to become part of the 'one of the world's best' just like my boyfriend is, you may send your resume at
recruitment.gci@stluke.com.ph.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Want to Live Long and Disease-Free?

At the age of 30, Chinese doctor Tom Wu was diagnosed with advanced stages of lung cancer, and was told he had only a few months to live.

However, Dr Wu, who recently spoke with Mylife, has already reached 70 years old, and to our surprise, he still looks like a young and healthy man in his 50s.

Not only has he survived, but the doctor has maintained a healthy life. The cancer is all gone, and he said he's never caught a cold or other illness for 40 years.

He has stopped going for blood tests.

"My body and feelings tell me I'm well, that I'm truly in good health," says Dr Wu.

His secret lies in the power of natural healing. Dr Wu always says that no wonder drug can cure diseases. But our own internal healing power, our immune system, can. And what can strengthen our immune system are simple foods from Mother Nature, and a healthy lifestyle. In his view, diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease can be overcome by changing the diet.

Dr Wu says people get sick because they eat the wrong foods. Fried food, for example, causes blockage in the arteries, bad circulation, cholesterol, and heart disease.


"Instead of taking a cholesterol lowering drug, I would urge them to stop eating greasy food. My suggestion is to eat clean food, which is high in phytochemicals," he says.


Phytochemicals are natural cleansing agents that will help rid plaque from your arteries. They come from natural foods such as vegetables, fruits with their seeds, and common garden herbs. Phytochemicals will nourish the body's cells so they can fight against any foreign substances that invade your body. (info about phytochemicals)


Dr Wu's outstanding contributions to the development of natural medicine earned him the "World Famous Doctor Award" from the UN in 2001, and the "Best Wellness Doctor of the World" award from India 's World Wellness Open University in March.

The secrets of how he won the fight against lung cancer and maintains a healthy body are revealed in his first book, Dr Wu's Principle of Natural Cures, which has recently been translated from its original Chinese version into a Thai edition, Thammachart Chuay Chewit, published by Nanmeebooks Publications. It was launched in Thailand in March.

Dr Wu says what's written in the book is unique and easy to understand because "the author is both the doctor and the patient himself". All the ideas and guidelines suggested in the book come from his own experience as well as what he has learned from his patients.


Dr Wu turns to natural medicine:

Dr Wu had first studied Western medicine in France, and then furthered his education in alternative therapy, earning a doctorate degree.

The turning point arrived when he was diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 30. Modern medicine gave him no hope; it was too late to remove the damaged parts of the lung. The cancer had already spread to other organs, and the doctor told him he had only a few months left.

In his despair, Dr Wu picked up the Bible and prayed to God. Then the Bible fell to the floor, and he read the page it opened to carefully. The chapter talked about the days God created the Earth and everything needed for human beings. Then he created Adam and Eve, and told both of them that plants, vegetables and seeded fruits growing on Earth have been provided for them to eat.

"I thought about what I had eaten in the past - meat, fish, fried and grilled food, sweet cake, but God simply wanted us to eat vegetables and sour fruits. I was confused and doubted whether I would become weak if I ate too many vegetables and less meat," says Dr Wu.

Yet he decided to follow the Bible's guidance. He ate a lot of vegetables and fruits, drank clean water, and completely adjusted his lifestyle - his sleeping, breathing and exercise habits.

Nine months later, he went for a check-up, and surprisingly no cancer cells were detected.

He advised people in his family and in the neighborhood about his discovery, and studied natural medicine until he received a doctorate degree in naturopathy and nutrition from the US.

Dr Wu has been a frequent speaker at worldwide forums, spreading his knowledge on natural cures and the use of organic food. He advises people to use the simplest foods in the most natural way in order to fight illnesses and maintain good health.


Dr Wu's secrets to good health
Published: 7/05/2009 at 12:00 AM
Newspaper section: Mylife


-Did you know?-

The human body has the power to heal itself. The immune system has a self-defense mechanism to block and destroy bacteria or viruses that invade our bodies, while the self-healing mechanism will get us back on the road to recovery. When you have a cold and take medicine, the medication may kill the virus but your immune system will not fully function, and its efficiency will decrease. As a result, your body will be more vulnerable to germs.

Dr Wu's principle is to strengthen the immune system, and avoid medication as much as possible. In his book, he offers the following guidelines to good health:


1. Have at least three bowel movements a day.

Other health experts may advise one bowel movement a day, but Dr Wu says that's not enough. You need three to four bowel movements a day in order to excrete all the accumulated feces from your intestine. Your liver will not be overburdened and it also helps reduce cholesterol in your body.


2. Drink at least three glasses of fruit or vegetable smoothies each day.

This is a way to ingest enough phytochemicals to strengthen the body's cells and immune system. Use not only the flesh, but also the skin and seeds of fruits and vegetables to make smoothies, as they are rich in phytochemicals.

Most of the fruit seeds have small amounts of cyanide which kill bacteria and viruses without damaging the body.

Actually the recommended smoothie diet is six glasses a day, two in the morning, one before lunch, two more in the afternoon, and one more before dinner. However, if that's too much, you may start with three glasses a day. Use a high powered blender (at least three horsepower) as it can release phytochemicals from the fibre. It's best to choose sour fruits like green or red apples, grapes, pineapples, kiwi and lime.

3. Sunbathe 30 minutes daily.

We often hear that the Sun's UV rays will damage our skin, and many people apply sunblock before going out.

But Dr Wu says the opposite. He says the UV rays will help convert cholesterol underneath the skin into vitamin A which helps moisten the skin and prevent skin cancer, and also vitamin D that helps prevent colds, osteoporosis, and certain kinds of cancer.

"Therefore, use the Sun. Expose yourself to sunlight about one-half hour a day, at noon or another appropriate time based on your local climate. The Sun will make you healthier," says Dr Wu.

4. Exercise 30 minutes a day.

Don't exercise for more than 30 minutes. If you go beyond that, your body will be overworked.

"If you do it more than half an hour, that will become labor, not exercise. Your heart and your body will be working too hard," he says.


5. Shower with hot, then cold water.

Try an alternating cold and hot water shower: Three minutes of hot water followed by 30 seconds of cold water, then repeat twice more.

This process will bring a rush of blood and energy to your body. It helps increase your immune system, blood circulation, and metabolism.


6. Drink a lot of water, in the correct way.

How much water you need to drink each day depends on your specific situation. If your office is air-conditioned, drinking six glasses of water a day is enough. If your work involves lots of walking, you have to drink 8-10 glasses a day. If you work under the hot sun, then 10-12 glasses of water are required.

The way you drink is also important. The correct way is to sip it little by little, to give your body cells time to absorb the water. If you drink the whole glass down at once, your cells can't absorb it all, and the water will be excreted as urine.

7. Eat according to your blood type.

Your blood type determines what you should eat. Eating the wrong foods will make you sick.

People with blood type O have to eat a certain amount of meat. If they eat only vegetables for a long time, their body won't absorb all the substances they need to strengthen their immune system. The recommended diet for this group is 75% vegetables, 10% fruits, 10% meat, seafood and goat's milk (avoid cow's milk), and 5% grains.

People with blood type A, however should avoid milk and meat, while increasing grains and fruits.

People with blood type B should also avoid meat.

People with blood type AB should avoid chicken and beef.


8. Eat according to your biological clock.

Every human being has a biological clock that tells us when to eat, sleep, and wake up. If you don't follow your biological clock, the organs will lose their balance.

Toxins and wastes won't be excreted from your body, and soon you'll get sick.

According to Dr Wu, the biological clock is divided into three phases.

From 4 am to noon is the time for bowel movements, so in the morning you should eat foods with lots of fibre. Fruit and vegetable smoothies are recommended.

From noon to 8 pm, your body will absorb food so lunch is the most important meal. A vegetable salad with grains is recommended. Fish or boiled eggs can be added to your lunch. Avoid meat at dinner as the amino acids in the meat will disturb your sleep. Try to finish dinner by 6 pm.

From 8 pm to 4 am, the nutrients and energy from food will be distributed throughout your body organs. The golden time for your sleep is between 10 pm and 2 am,as your immune and self-healing system will function at its best

Beware of Riding A Taxi


Just to give you a warning, avoid riding cabs with names like Wallis, Romcat & Lucky8. All these taxis are owned by just one family and most of its drivers are muggers, rapists or simply swindlers.

According to the driver who is the source of this information, he used to work for the said company but lasted for only 2 days since he couldn't bear the idea of "manggagantso" .

He said there is no single unit of this company that doesn't cheat. Each and every car that they own has "batingting" that is used to manipulate the taxi meter.

Further, the driver also informed that the owners hire anyone even if the person has a criminal record.
As a matter of fact, the owners are fully aware of their drivers' misconduct yet they turn a blind eye on it coz what matters most to them is the boundary of their drivers that's to be given to them at the end of the day.

He also said that prior to leaving, he found out that one of his co-drivers mugged his passenger and even touched her private parts. Then the passenger filed a legal complaint about it, naturally the driver got apprehended but was released because of bail. Immediately the next day, the very same criminal was hired back by their company and was out driving his unit again. He said you will be able to recognize the taxi units of this company even at night since their taxi logos on top of their roof have a unique lighting. Instead of the usual yellow light on the "taxi" sign, theirs are red.


Prior to writing this, there was a research about the taxi company and it was found out that they have been featured in one of the shows in GMA-7 (Imbestigador) . Indeed they have proven that the drivers of this company are swindlers and muggers.

If you care about your family, friends, co-workers, classmates, and other people close to you, pass this information along. We can never tell who their next victim is.

Breathing Therapy for HEADACHE & TIREDNESS


Our noses have left and right nostrils. Are these nostrils having the same function for inhaling / "breathe- in" and exhaling / "breathe- out"?

Actually it's not the same and we can feel the difference. Accordingly, the right side represents the sun / "heat" and the left side represents the moon / "cold".

When having headache, try to close your right nostril and use your left nostril to do breathing for about 5 min. The headache will be gone.

If you feel too tired, do it the opposite way. Close your left nostril and breathe through your right nostril. After a while, you will feel refresh again. Because the right side belongs to heat, so it gets hot easily. The left side gets cold easily.

Women breathe mainly with their left nostril, so they get calm down easily. Men breathe mostly with their right nostril, so they get angry easily.

When we wake up, do we notice which nostril breathes faster? Is it the left side or the right side? If the left nostril breathes faster, you will feel very tired. Close your left nostril and use your right nostril for breathing and you will get refresh quickly

You can teach your kids about it. The effect of breathing therapy is much better for adults.

I used to have painful headache. While consulting a doctor, he told me jokingly," You will be all right if you get married!" The doctor did not bullshit me as he had his theory and supported with testimony. During that time, I used to have headache every night and I was not able to study. I took medicine but I was not cured.

One night as I sat down to meditate, I closed my right nostril and breathed with my left nostril. In less than a week, it seemed that my headache problem had left me! I continued doing it for about a month and since then there was no recurrence of headache in me.

This is my own experience. I used to tell others who also suffer headache to try this method as it was effective for me. It also works for those who have tried as well. This is a natural therapy, unlike taking medicines for a long time may have side effect. So, why don't you try it out?

Practice the correct ways of breathing / "breathe in and breathe out" and your body will be relaxed.

Cars Are Safe Closed or Opened?


According to research done by a University of California , the car dashboard, seats, air freshener will emit Benzene, a cancer-causing toxin (carcinogen).

OPEN THE WINDOWS AFTER YOU ENTER YOUR CAR
In addition to causing cancer, it poisons your bones, causes, anemia, and reduces white blood cells.

Prolonged exposure will cause Leukemia, increasing the risk of cancer.

It may also cause miscarriage. Acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50 mg per sq. ft.

A car parked indoors with the windows closed will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene. If parked outdoors under the sun at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2,000-4,000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level.

The people inside the car will inevitably inhale an excessive amount of toxins.

It is recommended that you open the windows and doors to give time for the interior to air out before you enter.

Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver, and is difficult for your body to expel.

Fruitful Fruit =)


We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think it’s important to know how and when to eat.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?
IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS! - FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

If you eat fruit on an empty stomach, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD - Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining - every time I eat water-melon I burp, when I eat durian (fruit from Asia with a foul smell yet delicious flavor) my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet etc. - actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes - all these will not happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans.. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste.
Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.


You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink
fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends
tell you how radiant you look!

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoid which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.


ORANGE:
Sweetest medicine, eating 2 to 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA:
Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.


-Did you know?-

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can you believe this??

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

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