Saturday, June 21, 2008

I Tag U: World Class Professions

Thanks to cabalen Ner for this tag. :)


1. Copy and paste everything to a new post and add your name next to your profession (or profession-to-be for undergrads) in the list. Make sure your name is linked to your blog/webbie.

2. If your profession is not in the list then simply add it to the correct alphabetical place. For example, if you want to add PLUMBER then it should be placed in between ONCOLOGIST and QUEEN

3. Tag as many people as you can and witness how your technorati will explode!

4. Don’t forget to link back. In your case, link back to



Blogger -

Call Center- Jean

Chef- Emcee

Doctor -

Nurse - Mckhoii, Macy

Software Developer - Ner

Teacher -

Writer - Ner


Now i'm tagging Fab & Furious, kaycee, enday, and mariz

Enday tagged me

1.Determine your birthday month and get a word that rhymes with it or you can affix to it. Caps lock your birth month (e.g. MAYday, JUNE dune, APRILicious, JULYvely, AUGUST pocus, parched MARCH). Be unique.


2.Your birth month plus the word affixed or rhymed shall become the tag’s title in your case.

ang pangit nman ng title JULYgulay hehe

3.Get your birthday and add the digits involved. Example, if your birthday falls on the 25th of July, add 2 and 5 you get 7.

27th birthdate ko so 2 and 7 9

4.Whatever is the sum, write a list of the gifts you wish to receive, the number of which shall correspond to the sum of your birthday. For example, applying the case above (in rule number 3), you will write seven (7) things you wish to receive.

wish list cguro sa ngayon isa lang ang wish ko to get the
Permanent Residency dito after nun everywish is possible na

5.After your wish list, put your name and birthday in the Bloggers’ Birthday Directory, with a link to your blog/s. Note: when you add your birthday, please place it in a way that the dates appear chronological (January, February… 1, 2, 3)

6.Pass this tag meme by tagging as many people as you want.

Bloggers' Birthday Directory:

February 18 - Nancy | February 20 - Caryl | February 23 - Jammy | March 7 - Mari | March 28 - Jaja Nicotine | April 13 - Tere | April 29 - ENDAY
| May 3 - Vannie | May 8 - Joan Joyce | May 27 - Zang Caesar | July 16 - Chesca | July 27 - Emcee
| August 27 - Francine | La Place de Cherie | Cherie | September 1 - Lynn | September 2 - Chikai | September 30 - Mckhoii | December 18 - Joshua Ong YS | December 19 - Alpha | October 2 - Hailey

Hay... e2 n utang ko s u enday.. and now i'm tagging Yumz, Emz

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Proud to be Pinoy!

Grabbed from my husband's email..

Kindly click on the image to enlarge it so you guys can read it properly.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Making healthier choices

When you're eating out in a restaurant or café, or taking your own lunch to work, there are a few simple things you can do to make your meal healthier.

Practical tips

When you're eating out or buying food that has been prepared for you, it's often easy to have more fat, salt and calories than you realize.

You can also end up eating more than you would have done if you had made the food yourself.

Although it feels like good value for money when you get served a big portion, if you're trying to eat healthily this means it's all too easy to eat too much or have lots more fat and calories than you need to.

The simplest tip, but not always the easiest, is to remember that you don't need to clear your plate! Ideally try to eat slowly and stop when you're full.

Even when you're out, try to choose the healthier options, here are a few tips to get you started.

Go for dishes that are:

grilled, steamed, boiled, poached, stir-fried

chicken without the skin,lean meats such as ham and beef, fish and prawns

pulses such as lentils and beans

bread - wholemeal, granary, brown, seedy, bagels, and currant buns

low salt and low sugar breakfast cereals

fruit, fruit salad and sorbets

sauces based on tomatoes and vegetables

curries that are dry

vegetables and salads served plain

rice that is steamed and boiled

potatoes that are baked and boiled

Try to cut down on

dishes that are battered such as:

* sweet and sour pork
* scampi

or deep-fried such as:

* doughnuts
* samosas
# pies
# bacon
# sausages
# pâté

croissants and pastries
sugar coated breakfast cereals

cakes, puddings, biscuits, sweets, cream and ice cream

sauces based on:

* cream
* cheese

curries based on coconut milk

vegetables and salads served with:

* butter or buttery sauces
* oily dressings
* mayonnaise such as potato salads and coleslaw

# fried rice such as: pilaf
# egg fried rice

potatoes that are:

* creamy such as dauphinois
* chips

If you can't tell from the menu how a dish is cooked then don't be afraid to ask.

As well as choosing healthier options, it's also important to avoid eating too much. This isn't always as easy as it sounds, so here are some common sense tips that you might find helpful:

* Try not to have lots of bread or other nibbles before your meal arrives.
* You could try sharing a starter or dessert with a friend.
* When you're ordering a variety of dishes, for example in a tapas bar or restaurant, try not to order too many. Ask the waiter or waitress how many dishes they would recommend.
* Try waiting until you've eaten your main course before you order a dessert. You never know, you might already be full!
* If there is a dessert on the menu you really fancy, then don't have a starter and go straight to your main course, or don't have a main course and have two starters instead.
* If you want a healthy dessert, go for fresh fruit or sorbet.

And to help you on your way to your 5-a-day fruit and veg:

* If your meal doesn't come with vegetables, order some as a side dish or have a salad with your meal or as a starter.
* If you go for dessert, choose one made with fruit.
* Have salad in your sandwiches.
* Have a glass of fruit juice with your meal.
* Choose a meal made with lentils, beans or vegetables.

Choosing healthier meals

fish and chips 1

When you're eating at different restaurants or ordering takeaways, here are some practical suggestions for making healthier choices.

Choose lower-fat options such as:

* tandoori or madras with chicken, prawns or vegetables
* plain rice and chapatti instead of pilau rice and naan

Try to avoid creamy curries such as:

* korma
* passanda
* massala

Remember for a healthy meal you should try to:

* base your meal on starchy foods, so this means choosing plain rice or chapatti
* have plenty of vegetables, so choose vegetable side dishes and a dhal

If you're having pizza, choose lower-fat toppings, such as vegetables, ham, fish and prawns. You could ask for some extra veg on your pizza to bump up your daily fruit and veg portions.

But if you don't want to increase the saturated fat content and number of calories in your meal, don't ask for extra cheese.

When you have pasta, for the healthier option go for a sauce based on tomatoes or vegetables, rather than cream.

If you're having a starter or a dessert then you could go for a smaller main meal such as a starter-size pasta with a side salad - Italian restaurants often serve two sizes of pasta dishes.

Rather than garlic bread, which often contains a lot of butter (and so is high in saturated fat and calories), you could try bruschetta, which is a tasty ciabatta bread topped with fresh tomatoes and herbs.

Choose lower-fat options such as:

* steamed fish
* chicken chop suey
* Szechwan prawns

Remember anything in batter will be high in fat. Sweet and sour pork is usually battered (ask if you're not sure).

Go for steamed or plain rice rather than egg-fried rice and watch out for those deep fried starters such as prawn crackers, dim sum and spring rolls.

Try to stick to stir-fried dishes or steamed dishes containing chicken, fish or vegetables.

Green and red curries contain coconut milk, which is high in saturated fat, so if you do choose a curry, try not to eat all the sauce. And have some steamed rice with your meal.

Fish and chips
There are lots of ways of making your fish and chips a healthier option:

* Have a portion of baked beans or mushy peas and bread with your fish and chips.
* The thicker the chips the better because they absorb less fat.
* Try to have a smaller portion or share your chips.
* Ask for your fish and chips without salt - if you want some salt then add it to taste yourself.
* Don't eat all the batter, because it soaks up a lot of fat. If you can get it, fish coated in breadcrumbs soaks up less fat.
* If fish and chips are cooked in oil at the right temperature, they won't only taste better, but they absorb less fat. So watch out for soggy batter and chips because this is often a sign that the oil wasn't hot enough.

Burgers and kebabs
If you're having a burger you can still go for the healthier option:

* Choose grilled burgers made from lean meat or fish.
* Ask for your burger without cheese or mayonnaise.
* Ask for extra salad.

Go for a shish kebab served with pitta bread and salad rather than a donner kebab.

Healthier lunch options

sandwich blt and orange juice

Whether you buy your lunch from a sandwich shop, café, supermarket or work canteen, the good news is that there are usually plenty of healthy lunch options available.

And if you make your own lunch, the advantages are you know exactly what's in your lunchbox and you can save money at the same time.

There are lots of different salads available and many sandwich shops, supermarkets and canteens have salad bars with a good range to choose from.

Salads can be very filling, especially if they include some starchy foods such as rice, pasta, potatoes or couscous. Cold grilled chicken (without the skin), prawns, sardines, cottage cheese, mozzarella, or strips of lean ham are all healthy choices to add to a salad.

And choose a variety of veg - you could add roasted peppers and courgettes, avocado, spring onions, salad leaves, tomatoes, olives, radishes, grated carrot, raisins or green beans.

But remember to watch out for salads that contain a lot of mayonnaise or other dressings high in fat such as coleslaw, potato salads and some pasta salads.

Pre-packed salads often have a nutrition information panel on the label so you can check how much total fat, saturated fat, and salt they contain. Go for salads that are lower in fat, especially saturated fat and salt (or sodium).

If you are making your own salad at home, you could add leftover potatoes and veg such as broccoli and green beans. Or turn leftover rice into a tasty salad. If you're feeling adventurous, why not get some inspiration from the salads you see in sandwich bars - you could make them at home at a fraction of the price.

And of course there are a multitude of sandwich options you could choose.

Whether you're making your own sandwiches or buying them from a shop or staff canteen, here are some tips to help you make healthier choices:

* choose brown or wholemeal bread, in thick slices or rolls, when you can
* choose healthier sandwich fillings such as lean meats (this includes ham, beef, turkey and chicken without the skin), tuna, smoked mackerel, hard-boiled egg, and cheeses such as Edam, Emmental, gruyère, mozzarella and low-fat cream cheese
* go for a sandwich that contains salad. Add or ask for extra, if possible
* if the sandwich is home-made or made to order, try having it without butter, spread, mayonnaise or other dressing especially if the filling is moist, or just have a small amount
* if you do have mayonnaise, choose a low-fat variety, when you can

To add variety, why not try different types of bread? For example you could choose:

* squashy granary rolls
* brown bread with added nuts or seeds
* rye bread
* bagels
* tortilla wraps
* wholemeal pitta bread

Here are a few suggestions for different sandwich combinations:

* low-fat cream cheese, roasted red pepper and sunflower seeds in a toasted bagel
* Edam, tomato and cress in granary bread
* chicken tikka and cucumber with a mint and yoghurt dressing in chapatti or pitta bread
* lean ham, mustard and salad leaves on rye bread
* mozzarella, olives, roasted vegetables and red onion in a wholemeal roll
* turkey, cranberry sauce and baby spinach in brown bread

And to add interest and texture, try adding some of these: a few olives, sundried tomatoes (if possible remember to drain off the oil), gherkins, some seeds such as sunflower or pumpkin.

When buying pre-packed sandwiches, have a look at the nutrition information on the label to help you choose the healthier option.

It's better to choose a sandwich that is low in fat - 3g fat or less per 100g (and 1.5g saturates or less per 100g). Food is high in fat if it contains more than 20g fat (and high in saturated fat if it contains more than 5g of saturates) per 100g.

And watch out for the salt content too. Food is high in salt if it contains more than 1.5g salt per 100g.

Hot food
Baked potatoes are a good lunchtime choice, but it's better to leave out the butter, or just have a tiny bit. Healthy fillings include baked beans, cottage cheese and ratatouille. Try to avoid ready-mixed fillings that contain lots of mayonnaise, because these can be high in fat.

Pasta is another popular option. Avoid dishes served with a creamy or cheesy sauce, or mixed with lots of oil, because these tend to be high in fat. Tomato or vegetable-based sauces are a healthier choice. And the vegetables will count towards your daily portions of fruit and veg (aim for at least five portions a day).

Or you could try soup with chunky vegetables. Soups can also help count towards your five-a-day and to make it a filling and balanced meal you could add a wholemeal bread roll or two.

Healthier desserts

cherry pie

If you want something sweet, there are lots of healthier options you can choose. Fruit is an especially good choice and can count towards your 5-a-day, which we should all be aiming for whether it's fresh, frozen, tinned or dried.

You could try:

* seasonal or exotic fresh fruit salad
* a slice of melon
* baked apples
* rhubarb crumble
* tinned peaches with lower fat natural yoghurt - remember to go for fruit in natural unsweetened fruit juice rather than syrup
* low-fat fruit yoghurts - you could buy individual pots, or mix your own using low-fat plain yoghurt and soft fruit

Rather than desserts with cream or chocolate fillings, you could choose:

* fruit flan, tart or pie - the healthier option is pie with just one crust, either a top crust or a flan with a pastry base
* fruit crumbles
* steamed puddings
* rice pudding made with skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. If you're buying it tinned, go for lower-fat varieties. Try to avoid adding sugar, and throw in some bits of fresh or dried fruit instead such as dates

And rather than having cream with your dessert, which is high in saturated fat go for:

* low-fat yoghurt
* low-fat fromage frais
* fruit puré
* custard made with skimmed or semi-skimmed milk

Check your height for weight

Check if you are the right weight for your height using this helpful chart

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Eat well, be well?

8 tips for eating well

These practical tips can help you make healthier choices. The two keys to a healthy diet are eating the right amount of food for how active you are and eating a range of foods to make sure you're getting a balanced diet.

A healthy balanced diet contains a variety of types of food, including lots of fruit, vegetables and starchy foods such as wholemeal bread and wholegrain cereals; some protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs and lentils; and some dairy foods.

1. Base your meals on starchy foods

2. Eat lots of fruit and veg

3. Eat more fish

4. Cut down on saturated fat and sugar

5. Try to eat less salt - no more than 6g a day

6. Get active and try to be a healthy weight

7. Drink plenty of water

8. Don't skip breakfast

1. Base your meals on starchy foods

Woman eating pasta

Starchy foods such as bread, cereals, rice, pasta and potatoes are a really important part of a healthy diet. Try to choose wholegrain varieties of starchy foods whenever you can.

Starchy foods should make up about a third of the food we eat. They are a good source of energy and the main source of a range of nutrients in our diet. As well as starch, these foods contain fibre, calcium, iron and B vitamins.

Most of us should eat more starchy foods - try to include at least one starchy food with each of your main meals. So you could start the day with a wholegrain breakfast cereal, have a sandwich for lunch, and potatoes, pasta or rice with your evening meal.

Some people think starchy foods are fattening, but gram for gram they contain less than half the calories of fat. You just need to watch the fats you add when cooking and serving these foods, because this is what increases the calorie content.

Why choose wholegrain foods?
sandwich layered

Wholegrain foods contain more fibre and other nutrients than white or refined starchy foods.

We also digest wholegrain foods more slowly so they can help make us feel full for longer.

Wholegrain foods include:

* Wholemeal and wholegrain bread, pitta and chapatti
* Wholewheat pasta and brown rice
* Wholegrain breakfast cereals

2. Eat lots of fruit and veg

Man eating fruit

Most people know we should be eating more fruit and veg. But most of us still aren't eating enough.

Try to eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and veg every day. It might be easier than you think.

You could try adding up your portions during the day.

For example, you could have:

* a glass of juice and a sliced banana with your cereal at breakfast
* a side salad at lunch
* a pear as an afternoon snack
* a portion of peas or other vegetables with your evening meal

You can choose from fresh, frozen, tinned, dried or juiced, but remember potatoes count as a starchy food, not as portions of fruit and veg.

3. Eat more fish

Fish being eaten with knife and fork

Most of us should be eating more fish - including a portion of oily fish each week. It's an excellent source of protein and contains many vitamins and minerals.

Aim for at least two portions of fish a week, including a portion of oily fish. You can choose from fresh, frozen or canned - but remember that canned and smoked fish can be high in salt.

What are oily fish?

Some fish are called oily fish because they are rich in certain types of fats, called omega 3 fatty acids, which can help keep our hearts healthy.

How much oily fish?

Although most of us should be eating more oily fish, women who might have a baby one day should have a maximum of 2 portions of oily fish a week (a portion is about 140g). And 4 is the recommended maximum number of portions for other adults.

Examples of oily fish
Salmon, mackerel, trout, herring, fresh tuna, sardines, pilchards, eel

Examples of white or non-oily fish
Cod, haddock, plaice, coley, tinned tuna, skate, hake

Shark, swordfish and marlin
Don't have more than one portion a week of these types of fish. This is because of the high levels of mercury in these fish.

Anyone who regularly eats a lot of fish should try and choose as wide a variety as possible.

For more information on fish and for advice - including recommended limits - for children, women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying for a baby, see the link below.

4. Cut down on saturated fat and sugar

Bread being spread

To stay healthy we need some fat in our diets. What is important is the kind of fat we are eating. There are two main types of fat:

* saturated fat - having too much can increase the amount of cholesterol in the blood, which increases the chance of developing heart disease
* unsaturated fat - having unsaturated fat instead of saturated fat lowers blood cholesterol

Try to cut down on food that is high in saturated fat and have foods that are rich in unsaturated fat instead, such as vegetable oils (including sunflower, rapeseed and olive oil), oily fish, avocados, nuts and seeds.

Foods high in saturated fat

Try to eat these sorts of foods less often or in small amounts:

* meat pies, sausages, meat with visible white fat

* hard cheese

* butter and lard

* pastry

* cakes and biscuits

* cream, soured cream and crème fraîche

* coconut oil, coconut cream or palm oil

For a healthy choice, use just a small amount of vegetable oil or a reduced-fat spread instead of butter, lard or ghee. And when you are having meat, try to choose lean cuts and cut off any visible fat.

How do I know if a food is high in fat?

Look at the label to see how much fat a food contains. Generally the label will say how many grams (g) of fat there are in 100g of the food.

Some foods also give a figure for saturated fat, or 'saturates'.

Use the following as a guide to work out if a food is high or low in fat.

Total fat - what's high and what's low?

High is more than 20g fat per 100g
Low is 3g fat or less per 100g

If the amount of fat per 100g is in between these figures, then that is a medium level of fat.

Saturated fat - what's high and what's low?

High is more than 5g saturates per 100g
Low is 1.5g saturates or less per 100g

If the amount of saturates per 100g is in between these figures, then that is a medium level of saturated fat.

Remember that the amount you eat of a particular food affects how much fat you will get from it.

Try to choose more foods that are low in fat and cut down on foods that are high in fat.

Most people in the UK are eating too much sugar. We should all be trying to eat fewer foods containing added sugar, such as sweets, cakes and biscuits, and drinking fewer sugary soft and fizzy drinks.

Having sugary foods and drinks too often can cause tooth decay, especially if you have them between meals. Many foods that contain added sugar can also be high in calories so cutting down could help you control your weight.

How do I know if a food is high in added sugar?

Take a look at the label. The ingredients list always starts with the biggest ingredient first.

But watch out for other words used to describe added sugars, such as sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, hydrolysed starch and invert sugar, corn syrup and honey. If you see one of these near the top of the list, you know the food is likely to be high in added sugars.

Another way to get an idea of how much sugar is in a food is to have a look for the 'Carbohydrates (of which sugars)' figure on the label. But this figure can't tell you how much is from added sugars, which is the type we should try to cut down on.

High is more than 15g sugars per 100g
Low is 5g sugars or less per 100g

If the amount of sugars per 100g is in between these figures, then that is a medium level of sugars.

Remember that the amount you eat of a particular food affects how much sugars you will get from it.

Sometimes you will only see a figure for total 'Carbohydrates', not for 'Carbohydrates (of which sugars)', which means the figure also includes the carbohydrate from starchy foods.

5. Try to eat less salt - no more than 6g a day

Lots of people think they don't eat much salt, especially if they don't add it to their food. But don't be so sure!

Every day in the UK, 85% men and 69% women eat too much salt. Adults - and children over 11 - should have no more than 6g salt a day. Younger children should have even less.

Three-quarters (75%) of the salt we eat is already in the food we buy, such as breakfast cereals, soups, sauces and ready meals. So you could easily be eating too much salt without realising it.

Eating too much salt can raise your blood pressure. And people with high blood pressure are three times more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke than people with normal blood pressure.

How do I know if a food is high in salt?

Check the label to find out the figure for salt per 100g.

High is more than 1.5g salt per 100g (or 0.6g sodium)
Low is 0.3g salt or less per 100g (or 0.1g sodium)

If the amount of salt per 100g is in between these figures, then that is a medium level of salt.

Remember that the amount you eat of a particular food affects how much salt you will get from it.

6. Get active and try to be a healthy weight

Women sitting with sports trainers on

It's not a good idea to be either underweight or overweight. Being overweight can lead to health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes. Being underweight could also affect your health.

If you're worried about your weight, ask your GP or a dietitian for advice. But if you think you just need to lose a little weight, the main things to remember are:

* only eat as much food as you need
* make healthy choices - it's a good idea to choose low-fat and low-sugar varieties, eat plenty of fruit and veg and wholegrains
* get more active

It's also important to eat a variety of types of food so you get all the nutrients your body needs.

Physical activity is a good way of using up extra calories, and helps control our weight. But this doesn't mean you need to join a gym.

Just try to get active every day and build up the amount you do. For example, you could try to fit in as much walking as you can into your daily routine. Try to walk at a good pace.

Whenever we eat more than our body needs, we put on weight. This is because we store any energy we don't use up - usually as fat. Even small amounts of extra energy each day can lead to weight gain.

But crash diets aren't good for your health and they don't work in the longer term. The way to reach a healthy weight - and stay there - is to change your lifestyle gradually. Aim to lose about 0.5 to 1kg (about 1 to 2lbs) a week, until you reach a healthy weight for your height.

7. Drink plenty of water

Man drinking bottle of water

We should be drinking about 6 to 8 glasses (1.2 litres) of water, or other fluids, every day to stop us getting dehydrated.

When the weather is warm or when we get active, our bodies need more than this. But avoid drinking soft and fizzy drinks that are high in added sugar.

There is nothing wrong with the occasional drink. But drinking too much can cause problems. Alcohol is also high in calories, so cutting down could help you control your weight.

Women can drink up to 2 to 3 units of alcohol a day and men up to 3 to 4 units a day, without significant risk to their health.

A unit is half a pint of standard strength (3 to 5% ABV) beer, lager or cider, or a pub measure of spirit. A glass of wine is about 2 units and alcopops are about 1.5 units.

For good health, it's a good idea to spread your drinking throughout the week and avoid binge drinking. Drinking heavily over a long period of time can damage the liver.

8. Don't skip breakfast

Woman eating cereal

Breakfast can help give us the energy we need to face the day, as well as some of the vitamins and minerals we need for good health.

Some people skip breakfast because they think it will help them lose weight. But missing meals doesn't help us lose weight and it isn't good for us, because we can miss out on essential nutrients.

There is some evidence to suggest that eating breakfast can actually help people control their weight.

So why not go for a bowl of wholegrain cereal with some sliced banana and a glass of fruit juice for a healthy start to the day?

What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

What Cristina Means

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.

You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.

A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

Nicolas Cage

Obviously he is my Favorite Hollywood Actor, i really adore the guy, i even watched most of his film and Con Air has been on the top of my list, here's a peek on Nicolas Cage for those who love him as well....

Nicolas Cage Biography

Music Nic Likes
Jazz of Miles Davis

Scents Nic may like
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Fan Mail
# Nicolas Cage
C/O Saturn Films
9000 W Sunset Blvd. STE 911
Los Angeles, CA 90069-5809

# Nicolas Cage
C/O Creative Artists Agency
9830 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825

# Nicolas Cage
C/O VIP Fan Mail Service
P.O. Box 69646
Los Angeles, CA 90035

# Nicolas Cage
C/O Studio Fan Mail
1122 S. Robertson Bl
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Nicolas Cage
C/O Annette Wolf
1033 Galey Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Complete List Here

Saturn Films
In 1999, he started his own Production Company called Saturn Films. Saturn was born out of the desire to create films that actors want to do. Initially, Cage was partnered with long time assistant, Jeff Levine, now Norm Golightly has the helm, as Vice President of creative affairs

Saturn Film Productions
# Sonny (2002) (Director)
# Shadow of the Vampire (2000) (Producer)
# The Life of David Gale (2003)
# Lord of War

Birth Name: Nicolas Kim Coppola
Birthdate: January 07, 1964
Birthplace: Long Beach CA.
Time Of Birth: 5:35 AM PST
Height: 6'1

Occupation: Actor
Education: American Conservatory Theater.
San Francisco California

Majored in: acting

Married To: Alice Kim Cage
Nicolas and Alice met in February, 2004 at a Los Angeles restaurant where she was his waitress. They became engaged in April, 2004. July 30, 2004 at a private ceremony at a northern California ranch they where married.

Past Marriages: Patricia Arquette 1995-2000
Lisa Marie Presley 2002-2002

Sun Sign: Capricorn
Moon Sign: Scorpio

About Nicolas Cage

Born Nicholas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California on the 7th of January, 1964, young Nic had a heavyweight name to live up to. Both his parents were successes in themselves - his father, August, was a professor in comparative literature at Cal State, Long Beach (later the Dean of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University) and his mother, Joy Vogelsang was a renowned dancer and choreographer. Yet the family contained bigger names still. Nic's aunt was Talia Shire, star of the Rocky movies and subject of Stallone's final, triumphant bellow of "Adrian! Adrian!" while his uncle was no less than Francis Ford Coppola, deified director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now. Tough to top achievements like that.


Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim
The Leaving Las Vegas star, 41, met his current wife, 20, at a Los Angeles restaurant where she was his waitress. The pair started dating and married just five months later. His wife, Alice Kim Cage, gave birth to a boy, Kal-el Coppola Cage, in New York City, on October 3, 2005

Italia Coppola, actor
August Coppola, professor
Joy Vogelsang, dancer, choreographer
Marc, actor, deejay
Christopher Coppola, director, producer, screenwriter, composer
Francis Ford Coppola, director, producer, screenwriter
Talia Shire, actress
Jason Schwartzman, actor
Weston Coppola Cage, born to mother Kristina Fulton
Kal-el, born to mother Alice Cage on 10-03-05


# 1998 Recieved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (July 31st)

# Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor Drama/Romance - "City of Angels" 1999

# Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor Action/Adventure - "Face Off" 1998

# Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor Action/Adventure - "Con Air" 1998

# Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor Action/Adventure - "Snake Eyes" 1998

# Star on the Walk of Fame Nicolas Cage unveiled his star at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. in front of the Galaxy Theatre. July 31, 1998

# Won MTV Movie Award Best On-Screen Duo - "Face Off" 1998

# Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor-Action/Adventure - "The Rock" 1997

# MTV Movie Award Best On-Screen Duo - with Sean Connery - "The Rock" 1997

# Academy Awards Oscar Best Actor - "Leaving Las Vegas" 1996

# Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama - "Leaving Las Vegas" 1996

# SAG Award Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role "Leaving Las Vegas" 1996

# LA Film Critics Associaton Award Best Actor - "Leaving Las Vegas" 1995

# National Board of Review Award Best Actor - "Leaving Las Vegas" 1995

# National Society of Film Critics Award Best Actor - "Leaving Las Vegas" 1995

# New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Actor - "Leaving Las Vegas" 1995

# Silver Seashell Best Actor - "Leaving Las Vegas" 1995

# Palme d'Or Prize for "Wild at Heart" 1990

# Cannes Film Festival Jury prize for: "Birdy" 1984

Did you know?

Information provided by Nic on Inside Actor's Studio

Nic's FAVORITE MOVIE: A Clockwork Orange" produced in 1971.

Nicolas Cage: The owner of dozens of cars, Cage’s first purchase was a yellow Triumph Spitfire he bought for $2,000. Obtained before he could legally drive, Cage would sit in the parked car in his driveway and pretend he was on his way to the beach. Once he could drive it, the car broke down every other week, so Cage sold it. Last year, he ran into the man who bought it all those years ago. Cage purchased the car back and is currently having it restored.

Cage no doubt owes part of his success to his legendary work ethic and craft; he goes all out in preparing for roles, from undergoing a tooth extraction without novocaine for Birdy (1984) to learning the mandolin for Captain Corellis Mandolin (2001).


Nic has owned an octopus, salt water sharks, lizard, boa constrictor, crocodile, parrot, cats, fish and dogs - but not all at the same time.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hubby's Concoctions

here are some of my hubby's concoctions, he is the executive chef in the place where i work, in other words he is my boss, i am a chef as well, kinda hard at first working with your husband but now we're well adjusted.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

My Favorite Dish

We often eat Hiyashi-Chuka in hot summer.

In summer we come to lose appetite, but

Hiyashi-Chuka is very light with vinegared

soy sauce, i highly recommend this dish, soooo yum!


Chinese noodle

1 cucumber

2 eggs

1 tomatoes

8 sliced ham

2Tbs sesame oil

2Tbs vinegar

1Tbs soy sauce

1Tbs Mirin

How to make

(1) Make thin omelette like golden thread.

Beat the eggs, heat the pan, and add oil and very low heat. Pour in a small amount of egg and spread evenly and slightly.

(2)Cut ham and cucumber in 2-3cm thin stripes.

(3)Slice tomatoes.

(4)Mix 2Tbs sesame oil, 2Tbs vinegar,1Tbs soy sauce, and 1Tbs Mirin.

(5)Pour in enough boiling water to Chinese noodles and stir it with chopsticks for 10 minutes until Chinese noodles tender not soft.

(6)When Chinese noodle is tender, drain Chinese noodle thoroughly and rinse in cold water until Chinese noodle is cold.

(7)Serve the Chinese noodle on cold individual serving plates and over eggs, cucumber, and ham. Garnish with tomatoes and with the sauce poured over.