28 August, 2011

Bedroom Design Ideas

Bedrooms are the primary place of relaxation, where we all retire to take a good sleep and refresh, away from the world and worries. Sometimes, it only takes a simple idea to make your bedroom a personal haven. Interior design can bring out the best in a bedroom space.

Don't fear to mix-match colors. Just make sure that the colors will create a cozy and restful appearance.

Have fun designing your bedroom using these great ideas.

Seafood Experience at Seaside Macapagal

It was a rainy Sunday afternoon when my family had a small dinner for my brother-in-law's despedida. He's going to a hospital in Kuwait to work as a Medical Technologist.

We had dinner at Seaside Macapagal inside Claire dela Fuente's Restaurant. Seaside Macapagal was a nice location where seafood restaurants are side by side. But what makes it special is that what they offer in their menus are freshly and directly bought at the market, just few steps away from the restaurants.

We had Buttered Shrimp, Adobong Pusit (squid), Grilled Tahong (mussels) with Cheese, Tempura, and the Talakitok for Sinigang sa Miso. The kids also requested Grilled Liempo.
Buttered Shrimp

Adobong Pusit (squid)
Grilled Tahong (mussels) with Cheese
Sinigang sa Miso
Grilled Liempo

What I loved the most is the Adobong Pusit. I also cook adobong pusit but the one at Claire dela Fuente's Restaurant tastes uniquely good. In fact, I tried to ask the waitress how did they cook it. Well, as expected, she wouldn't tell me.. =(

We paid a total bill of Php 5,100.00 for everything, includes iced tea for the kids and beer for the adults. Seaside Macapagal is really a nice place for seafood lovers.


26 August, 2011

Dengue Mosquito Trap

Cases of Dengue diseases continue to rise despite the diligent and tireless effort being done round the clock by the Department of Health and other government agencies in taking the fight against the killer disease.

Combating dengue requires everyone’s cooperation. We need to do our part in fighting this threat.

You may want to try the attached mosquito trap in your homes. And remember, prevention is still the best cure.

It's just a mix of water, brown sugar and yeast.
  1. Cut a plastic bottle in half, keep both parts.
  2. Take the lower portion of the bottle. Dissolve the brown sugar in hot water. Let it cool down to ~70 degF. 
  3. Add the yeast. Carbon dioxide will form. This will attract the mosquitoes.
  4. Cover the bottle with a dark wrap and place the top portion upside down like a funnel. Place it in a corner in your house.
  5. In 2 weeks you will be surprised by the number of mosquitoes killed.

Please Disseminate to others!

Take care everybody!

24 August, 2011

Cultural Differences in Body Language

Imagine this scene - you are inspecting a house with the possibility of purchasing it and you open a bathroom door to see a woman sitting naked in a bathtub.

How would you expect the surprised woman to react?

A British or American woman would cover her breasts with one hand and her genitals with the other, while a Swedish woman would cover only her genitals. A Muslim woman would cover her face, a Sumatran woman would cover her knees and a Samoan only her navel.

If a Saudi man holds another man's hand in public, it's a sign of mutual respect. But don't do it in Australia, Texas, Liverpool in England or even here in the Philippines. =)

Now, try this — hold up your main hand to display the number five. Now change it to the number two.

Europeans start counting with the number one on the thumb, two on the index finger, three on the middle finger, and so on. Anglo-Saxons count number one on the index finger, two on the middle finger and finish with five on the thumb.

Here are some hand signals and see how many different meanings you can assign to each one. The answers are listed at the bottom of the picture.

Europe and North America: OK
Mediterranean region, Russia, Brazil, Turkey: An orifice signal; sexual insult; gay man
Tunisia, France, Belgium: Zero; worthless
Japan: Money; coins

Western countries: One; Excuse me!; As God is my witness; No! (to children)

Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Malta: Up yours!
USA: Two
Germany: Victory
France: Peace
Ancient Rome: Julius Caesar ordering five beers

Europe: Three
Catholic countries: A blessing

Europe: Two
Britain, Australia, New Zealand: One
USA: Waiter!
Japan: An insult

Western countries: Four
Japan: An insult

Western countries: Number 5
Everywhere: Stop!
Greece and Turkey: Go to hell!

Mediterranean: Small penis
Bali: Bad
Japan: Woman
South America: Thin
France: You can't fool me!

Mediterranean: Your wife is being unfaithful
Malta and Italy: Protection against the Evil Eye (when pointed)
South America: Protection against bad luck (when rotated)
USA: Texas University Logo, Texas Longhorn Football Team

Greece: Go to Hell!
The West: Two

Ancient Rome: Up yours!
USA: Sit on this! Screw you!

Europe: One
Australia: Sit on this! (upward jerk)
Widespread: Hitchhike; Good; OK
Greece: Up yours! (thrust forward)
Japan: Man; five

Hawaii: 'Hang loose'
Holland: Do you want a drink?

USA: I love you

The West: Ten; I surrender
Greece: Up Yours -- twice!
Widespread: I'm telling the truth

23 August, 2011

The Bible or Cellphone?

Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?

 What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several time a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to Kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

This is something to make you go....hmm...where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing.

Unlike our cellphone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.

Makes you stop and think 'where are my priorities? And no dropped calls!

When Jesus died for us, he was thinking of YOU!

If you are one of the 7% who will stand up for Him, forward this. 93% of the people won't forward it .

So, the Bible or the Cellphone?

Maybe, the answer is to put the Bible app on yur cell phone and use it every day.