Quotation of the Day

Be Oyster Aware

>> Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Why did the oyster cross the road? Well, anyone...give me an answer to that please. I am searcing for a good oyster joke but somehow I cant find one. So let me make up a good answer to my initial question then. Hmnn, maybe because it was tired of swimming and said, wow, its great to shake off all this salt.

I often hear that oysters are an aphrodisiac. Maybe this is because they have excellent nutrient content, especially vitamin E and zinc. Newer methods of nutritional analysis have shown the oyster to be very low in cholesterol. The "fat" is not fat, but glycogen, and animal starch. Normally glycogen is highest from October to June. Oysters are a source of protein, several vitamins, sodium iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iodine and phosphorus and 16 or more trace elements.

I am not a big fan of oysters but when my sister and I went to a Japanese restaurant a month ago and she ordered this baked oyster as an appetizer. I had a bit of a taste to it and wow, I was smitten. It was delicious. It was nice and warm and had a salty and lemony taste. It just melted in my mouth. I am sure I will order this again next time we go there.

The secret to eating a good and healthy oyster is to make sure that it is cooked well. When it comes to eating raw or undercooked oyster, the key thing to note is be aware, be cautious, be educated. Make sure you are not at risk; i.e. you have no health issues that might affect your body when you eat oysters.

Get all the facts and information at Gulf oysters.



>> Saturday, February 23, 2008

This week's Photo hunt theme is Wooden

I'm not really sure if this canoe is wooden. Its probably fiber glass. Photo taken from our camping trip last summer. At any rate, there are two trees (where we get our wood ofcourse) framing this canoe.

Photohunt information can be found at the hub

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Wish upon a Moon

>> Friday, February 22, 2008

photo courtesy of daily galaxy

Hindi ang talang nasa langit kundi ang buwang nakasilip ibigay ang hiling ng matang nakapikit"

" Not to the Stars but to the furtive moon, I shut my eyes and say my wish"


Hearts I wear

>> Monday, February 18, 2008

Toni of Wifely Steps is running a I Heart You February Blog Carnival: A Show of Hearts

update: Check out the roundup here

At the end of this short month, we will all have a nice catalog of the hearts we’ve taken pics of. So join now, its fun.

Here are a collection of some of my heart jewelries:

heart earrings

heart locket - a gift from my hubby , guess what's inside?

crystal heart earring - I misplaced the other piece - my sister made this for me to match my pendant below

amber heart pendant - another gift from my hubby from years back

silver heart pendant - Believe -

same heart pendant above - reverse is in French for Believe - Croire


LOBO - new teleserye of Piolo and Angel

>> Sunday, February 17, 2008

Akala ko naman, LOBO is a movie. Yun pala, teleserye. Nonetheless, I am so excited to see this. Aabangan ko ito sa DVD o kaya ipapa-record ko sa mga may TFC dito. Hmmnnn, baka mag-order na ako ng TFC just because of this.

Here is trailer.



>> Sunday, February 10, 2008


How does one cope with failure?

I would like to reminisce the past....

I have always been a good student back in my high school days. I even graduated top in my class. Maybe because there were only about a hundred graduating students from my alma mater. But hey, that's still something. I still remember hearing my name called 7 or 8 times to receive my medals. My parents were beaming with pride. I think my father had a smile that reached from ear to ear every time he went to the front to put my medal on me.

As a result of being top in the class, I received a scholarship in the university I studied at. My tuition was free for the 1st semester and will be for the next semesters to follow provided I make it to the top 10 of the Dean's List. I made it to the Dean's List but was not able to be in the top 10. I knew I would not make it , my classmates were definitely smarter than me.

When I received my report card, I think I cried for getting a grade that started with 7. Maybe it was 77 or 78. I never got that before and it was terrible to have gotten such a low grade. That was a disappointment. My parents now had to fork out some cash for the 2nd semester's tuition fee.

The results of my 2nd semester performance was much worse. I cried buckets of tears when I got my report card. I was devastated. I failed 2 subjects, it was in a math subject (I cant remember what it was called, it had lots of Differentials, etc), I think the other one was Physics. I had to take summer classes as a result of this FAILURE.

As my studies progressed, I learned to accept 75s and 76s. Yes, it was better than a failing mark of 74. Looking back, I wished I studied differently, I wished I took a different course. But I cant bring back those years. It was all worth it,I met a lot of people, gained friends and learned tons and tons of mathematical equations I don't think I ever used in my job. But everything happens for a reason. And my diploma served well in my career now.

Fast track to today....

I recently took a course and had to take the exam in order to move on to the next course. I failed. I really studied hard for this exam. But then again, maybe not enough. My results were not bad but I did not reach the passing mark of 300 points. I got 296 only. It was a difficult test. It was computer based. I can take it again but I have to wait 30 days before a retake.

Obviously I was very upset. But it did not bring any tears. I guess, I've grown much more and have learned to accept that failure makes you stronger. Each time we fail, we get up and try again, its like falling.

“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.”


Cover Girl

>> Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hey..check this out. I made it to the cover of Cosmopolitan. Eat your hearts out.

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My name's meaning

>> Friday, February 1, 2008

Found this at Gina's blog and considered myself tagged.

It describes most of who I am. Type "A" personality, Hmnn, I wonder what that really means? What's an B or C kind of personality then?

It says I am over bearing at times, nah..i cant see that being me but then again, let me ask my husband and find out.

What LEAH Means

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.


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