Friday, July 24, 2009

SMB -The Champion



It’s not that I don’t like basketball game but because my husband is an avid fan and he used to play with it I tend to admire the sport. So I begun to like it and have my favorite team also. My favorite team really is Purefoods but sad to know that they will not able to make it to the finals. My second favorite team is San Miguel Beermen. And bravo SMB Bags Fiesta Cup Crown. I think they deserve the crown because they worked for it. Their strong determination, self-confidence, cooperation and endurance made them won the crown.

Congratulations also to the Ginebra team because they make it to the finals. Like what they always say “Never say die”. Even if they will not able to garnered the championship crown but still they showed their best, and that they are the second among the best.


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Thursday, July 23, 2009

State of the Nations Address


The State of the Nation Address (Filipino: Talumpati sa Kalagayan ng Bansa, abbreviated SONA) is an annual event in the Republic of the Philippines, in which the President of the Philippines reports on the status of the nation, normally to the resumption of a joint session of the Congress (the House of Representatives and the Senate). This is a duty of the President as stated in Article VII, Section 23 of the 1987 Constitution:


"The President shall address the Congress at the opening of its regular session. He may also appear before it at any other time."


The address is also an opportunity for opposition parties to protest against the government. In 2005, tens of thousands of people attended protest rallies during the State of the Nation Address of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, calling on her to resign.

The "State of the Nation" address was first mentioned in the 1935 Constitution, in Section 10 of Article VII:


"The President shall from time to time give to the Congress information on the state of the Nation, and recommend to its consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."


The first SONA was delivered by President Manuel L. Quezon on June 16, 1936. All such addresses are published in The Official Gazette, an annual publication by the government, which is a collection of all promulgations, Supreme Court decisions, executive issuances, and laws, which have been passed for the year. It is always delivered on the fourth Monday of July.

On Monday July 27, 2009 marks the 9th SONA of Pres. Gloria Arroyo. Will it be her last SONA? - that's the many questions of the people who are now ready to converge for demonstration for the said event. Let's see and hear from all the same promises she will be telling to the people on what happened after one year.

What is Charter Change


What is charter Change? Why many are against it? What is the effect of this amendment to the political situation in the country? According to wikipedia - Charter Change, also known as "Cha-Cha" in the Philippines, refers to the political and other related processes involved in amending or revising the current 1987 Constitution of the Philippines. Under the current constitution there are three modes of which it could be amended: people's initiative (PI), constituent assembly and constitutional convention. All three would lead to a referendum wherein the proposed amendment/s or revision/s has to be approved by the majority of Filipinos in order to be adopted.

People’s Initiative Under Article XVII, Sec.2 of the Constitution, “Amendments to this Constitution may likewise be directly proposed by the people through initiative upon a petition of at least twelve per centum of the total number of registered voters, of which every legislative district must be represented by at least three per centum of the registered votes therein.” The process of amending or revising the 1987 constitution of the Philippines is popularly known to many Filipinos as Charter Change. Any proposed amendment or revision to the 1987 Constitution shall only be valid when ratified by the majority of Filipinos in a plebiscite.
A Constituent assembly is a body composed for the purpose of drafting or adopting a constitution. Unlike forms of constitution-making in which a constitution is unilaterally imposed by a sovereign lawmaker, the constituent assembly creates a constitution through “internally imposed” actions, in that members of the constituent assembly are themselves citizens, but not necessarily the rulers, of the country for which they are creating a constitution.
A constitutional convention is a gathering for the purpose of writing a new constitution or revising an existing constitution. A general constitutional convention is called to create the first constitution of a political unit or to entirely replace an existing constitution.

Friday, July 17, 2009

M.Y. San Grahams Chocolate Marble Cheesecake


Ingredients

Crust:


1

cup (10 crackers)

M. Y. San Graham Chocolate,crushed

6

tablespoons

butter or margarine, melted

3

tablespoons

sugar

Filling:











1/2

box

cream cheese

1/4

cup

powdered sugar

1/2

cup (1/2 of 250 ml brick)

all purpose cream

1/2

teaspoon

vanilla extract

18

pieces

Chocolate pieces (ex. Curly Tops) chopped

2

tablespoons

milk

1

teaspoon

cocoa powder












Procedures

  1. DO CRUST- In bowl, combine all ingredients and press evenly onto the bottom of a 8-inch pie pan. Chill
  2. DO FILLING- Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and beat. In a another bowl, whip all purpose cream till doubled in volume and stiff. Fold into the cream cheese mixture. Take 1/3 of the cream mixture and set aside.
  3. MELT CHOCLATE – Melt chocolate pieces and milk in a saucepan. Stir into 1/3 of the whipped cream mixture.
  4. LAYER- Pour remaining 2/3 cream mixture previously set aside into prepared crust. Spoon and dot chocolate cream into the cream mixture. Chill and serve.


* Feeling Expert tip:

Add cocoa powder in chocolate to darken color.


source:mysangrahams

Are you Hypertensive?


What is hypertension? It is a condition which can result when the arterial diameter is reduced or when the volume flowing through the arteries is increased. Increased pressure caused by reduced diameter of the arteries plays a greater role in hypertension. Normal blood pressure is 120/80 or ranges between 90/60 to 140/90. When higher than 140/90, blood pressure is usually described as hypertension.

Probable Causes:
1. High sodium intake. sodium (salt) and other dietary factors have been studied to see whether they play a role in the development of hypertension. Studies shown that mild restriction of sodium can produce a modest but definite fall in blood pressure.
2. Kidney diseases
3. Various hormonal imbalances
If hypertension goes unchecked, the result is heart failure which may lead to further problems such as stroke and kidney damage.

Probable Symptoms:
1. Breathlessness
2. Nose bleeding with no apparent cause
3. Severe headache localized in some part of the head, which occur in early morning hours, accompanied by nausea, and vision becoming progressively worse.
4. Dizziness when diastolic pressure is above 110
In most cases, there are no signs or symptoms. Hence regular blood pressure checkup is vital.

Dietary Management:
1. Eat a lowsalt diet, at the same time, lowfat diet.
2. Include foods high in potassium
3. Lose weight (for overweights)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Food Personality Test

Try this simple test and see if it's true with you. I selected brownies. No cheating. If all of the desserts listed below were sitting in front of you, which would you choose? Pick your dessert, then look to see what psychiatrists think about you! After taking this dessert personality test. Sorry you can only pick one.

Angel Food Cake

Brownies

Lemon Meringue Pie

Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Icing

Strawberry Short Cake

Chocolate Icing on Chocolate Cake

Ice Cream

Carrot Cake










NO. You can't change your mind once you scroll down, so think carefully what your choice will be!



OK - Now that you've made your choice, this is what psychiatric research says about you:













ANGEL FOOD CAKE... Sweet, loving, cuddly. You love all warm and fuzzy items. A little nutty at times. Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of the day.. Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at times.


BROWNIES... You are adventurous, love new ideas, are a champion of underdogs and a slayer of dragons. When tempers flare up, you whip out your saber. You are always the oddball with a unique sense of humor and direction. You tend to be very loyal.


LEMON MERINGUE... Smooth, sex! y, and articulate with your hands, you are an excellent after-dinner speaker and a good teacher. But don't try to walk and chew gum at the same time. A bit of a diva at times, but you have many good friends.


VANILLA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING... Fun loving, sassy, humorous. Not very grounded in life; very indecisive and lack motivation. Everyone enjoys being around you. You are a practical joker. Others should be cautious in making you mad. However, you are a friend for life.


STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE... Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people and can be counted on in a pinch. ! You also tend to melt. You can be overly emotional at times. And sometimes can be annoying.


CHOCOLATE ON CHOCOLATE... Sexy; always ready to give and receive. Very adventurous, ambitious, and passionate. You can appear to have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside. Not afraid to take chances. Will not settle for anythi! ng average in life. Love to laugh.


ICE CREAM... You like sports, whether it be baseball, football, basketball, or soccer. If you could, you would like to participate, but you enjoy watching sports You don't like to give up the remote control. You tend to be self-centered and high maintenance.


CARROT CAKE... You are a very fun loving person, who likes to laugh. You are fun to be with. People like to hang out with you. You are a very! warm hearted person and a little quirky at times. You have many loyal friends.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

M.Y San Choco Grahams Fruit Pie

I just love cooking and experimenting things. Try this new found recipe, the picture itself looks so yummy and I'm sure you like it too!

Ingredients

Crust:

1

cup (10 crackers)

M.Y. San Grahams Chocolate, crushed

8

tablespoons (½ of 225g block)

butter or margarine, melted

3

tablespoons

sugar

Filling:

1/4

cup

sugar

3

tablespoons

cornstarch

1/2

cup

evaporated milk

1/2

cup

water

2

egg yolks

1

teaspoon

vanilla

2

cups

fruit cocktail, drained

3

tablespoons

instant gelatin powder

3/4

cup

water

Procedures

  1. DO CRUST - In a bowl, combine crushed M.Y. San Grahams Chocolate, 3 tablespoons sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom of an 8x8 pan. Chill.
  2. DO CUSTARD – In a saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add milk and ½ cup water, stirring constantly. Cook on low heat until thick. In a bowl, beat egg yolks. Add half of the milk mixture to the eggs. Mix. Pour the egg mixture back into the pan. Blend well. Add vanilla. Cook for 10 minutes more while stirring constantly. Set aside and cool.
  3. DO GELATIN – In a saucepan, dissolve gelatin in ¾ cup water. Bring to boil while constantly stirring.
  4. LAYER – Pour cooled custard onto the prepared crust. Arrange fruit cocktail on the custard. Pour the warm gelatin over the fruit cocktail.
  5. CHILL and SERVE.

source: mysan grahams

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Spread the Love from 3 Chies

Yeheey! I'm so flattered and happy to received this first award I got from anygen. Thank you for including my site on your list. Hope it will be spread all over the blogging sphere.




Rules:
1. Copy the badge and put it on your blog.
2. Link back the person who passed you this award.
3. Spread the love to at least 10 or more bloggers.

I will pass this to my fellow bloggers. Congratulations!

Monday, July 6, 2009

M.Y. San Grahams Macaroons



I would like to share this simple but delicious recipe which I came across during my blog hopping. It is good for children even adults during break time. I will try this recipe this coming weekend. Happy cooking.
Ingredients

2

cups (1 200g Handypack)

M.Y. San Grahams Honey, crushed

2 1/2

cups

desiccated coconut

2

tablespoons

butter, melted

1

tablespoon

flour

1

can (301 ml)

condensed milk

2

egg yolks


Procedure

  1. COOK MIXTURE – In a saucepan, mix desiccated coconut, M.Y. San Crushed Grahams, butter, flour, condensed milk and egg yolks. Heat and stir to combine well.
  2. FORM AND SERVE – Cool mixture then form into balls. Roll balls in extra cup of desiccated coconut. Serve.
source:mysan grahams

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Are you Overloading your Stomach?

How do you spell relief? If you are a Filipinos you spell it P E S O S and D O L L A R S if you are an Americans. It’s because you spend so much on pills and potions just to relieve an angry stomach. A better way would be is: to stop overloading your stomach and give the rest it needs.

How does your stomach protest?
______ Never
______ Several times a year
______ Several times a month
______ Weekly
______ Every day

If you frequently have indigestion or an upset stomach, and your doctor has rule out more serious problems, it may be your eating habits that are causing your grief.

Try answering the following questions with Yes or No.

______1. Do you have regular eating times?

Your body thrives on a regular schedule, not only of eating, but of waking, sleeping and exercise. So you must have to follow your schedule of meal, not in advance not too late. Be on time.
______ 2. Do you often eat between meals?

When new food shows up in a stomach that is already working, digestion must slow down until the system deals with the new arrival. A stomach needs time to finish digesting the first batch of foods you intake.
______ 3. Are your meals spaced four to five hours apart?

Spacing meals several hours apart allows the stomach to work at its own pace. Food from one meal is completely digested before the next one arrives.
______ 4. Do you drink coffee?

Coffee, even decaf, contains substances that can irritate the lining of the stomach. Too much of this substance can send your stomach into rebellion.
______ 5. Do you eat right before going to bed?

The stomach, like the rest of your body, needs rest. A meal or snack late in the evening forces it to work. So it’s a big No having snacks late at night because the stomach is already resting.

So the challenge is give your stomach a break by spacing meals further apart. Do not interrupt the digestive cycle with in between snacks or meals not on time because it will sweeten the disposition of a cranky stomach.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Choosing the Right Blogging Software on your Blog

I’ve been into blogging since July of 2007. It started when one of my officemate told me if I want extra money while working. I said yes of course. Then she told me I will tell my student to teach you how. Then one afternoon a student approached me. She explained and made an account, choose a template, and add some links for the sidebar and many other things she did to make my site looked beautiful. She even told her earnings through this work. First two weeks of working on it, there was eagerness in myself but since I am dependent on her on what to do next because I really don’t know how it was to be done, so I stopped. Until December of 2007 she approached me again if I continue blogging I said “I stopped because I don’t know”. She said, you should continue because it pays your hard work, just post anything that you want. Beautify your site. I kept her advised and explore how and what’s beyond.
The first thing I did was to explore on how to change my template that suits what I want my site to be. I kept on changing because some blogs were really beautiful and I asked myself where and how they made it. Through exploring and surfing in the internet I learned that there are sites offering free downloadable template for blogs. But I was afraid to do it because it might destroy my site. And besides if I want to customize the look and functionality of the blog, knowledge of CSS, PHP, HTML, installation of files on the hosting server, and advanced knowledge of computer administration is best. Since I was afraid to download templates I just added some plugins and widgets because there are also tons of plugins and widgets that can be added to the blogger software. Plugins and widgets enhanced functionality and are used for design elements, gadgets, videos and images, and different content for the blog.
Some popular plugins are use to reduce spam in the blog comments, categorize and tag blog posts, generate site maps, contact forms, and different money making plugins such as Google Adsense ads and other affiliate programs for the blog. But no matter, what design templates or blogging software you are using as long as you are updating and posting your site with good information and most important is building traffic by way of joining and visiting other blog sites. Then you will find that blogging is ended fun and can be a source of extra money in your pocket. It adds learning too.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Entrecard Card Droppers for the Month of June

Time flies so fast and it's already the month of July. A time to say thank you very, very much to all avid card droppers and visitors for the month of June. I'm so flattered of the result and motivated me to visit and drop more ec's.
A million thanks again to the top droppers for the month of June.

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Till next month and happy dropping.