Saturday, June 28, 2008

Life in the Kitchen

First thing i need to do is to cook breakfast for the boys,i'm the only "girl" in the Kitchen,so that is literally for the boys(i'm not a breakfast eater).
See how thick and big that beef burger patty is?
Yummy yet fatty..

Here are some of the food that i've prepped this morning..

First the boys breakfast,bacons,rice pilaf and toowoomba pasta sauce(prawns).
Working even on weekends? Yes,because these are the days we are most needed to serve those who are enjoying their weekend off :).

Friday, June 27, 2008


I've been tagged by the very gorgeous Yumz of The Life of an Outback Pinay

*** Start Here ***

Friendly Rules:
1. Simply copy the inspirational story and in the end write down the lesson you have learned out from this.
2. Put your own blog name and link. Pass or tag this to your friends to inspire them.
3. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.

--- The Best Gift Ever ---

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college.
For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom
and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.
As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had
purchased the car.

Finally, on the morning of his graduation his father called him into his private study.
His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him.
He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box.
Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold.
Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said,
"With all your money you give me a Bible?"
And stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.

Many years passed and the young man was very
successful in business.
He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old and thought perhaps he should go to him.
He had not seen him since that graduation day.
Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son.
He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.
When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart.

He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the still
new Bible, just as he had left it years ago.
With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages.
His father had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11,
"And if ye, being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly father which is in heaven, give to those who ask Him?"
As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible.
It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired.
On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words...

How many times do we miss God's blessing because they are not packaged as we expected? I trust you enjoyed this. Pass it on to others. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for...


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Lesson I learned: (Write here what you've learned)
The story wants to send us a very clear message not to lose our FAITH and TRUST in the LORD,do not under estimate his LOVE for us.The father in the story is the LORD and the son is US.

1. Outback-Pinay 2. Emcee 3. Your link here!

I am tagging all my blogging friends,just interested to hear each and everyone's opinion.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Calling all Coffee Lovers

I decided that I should write a bit about coffee as I drink a lot of coffee and wanted to know a little bit more about it's health benefits and drawbacks. What I found was a little scary but also interesting on the good side.

First of all the good side of that morning cup of coffee. There are studies that have shown that coffee can protect against Parkinsons disease as well as Alzheimers, although I am not sure that hospitals are going to start hopping up old people on caffeine to test whether they will be able to remember any better. There is also a bit of research that shows that coffee and caffeine can help prevent Cirrhosis of the liver but also I am not sure if it is also a good idea to down a cup of coffee after a night of drinking just hoping that the coffee will help your already ailing liver. One of the big advantages as you can imagine is the boost to the central nervous system, some bodybuilders will drink strong coffee before a workout to improve their strength and endurance during the workout.

Now for the bad news. There is some research as well on the bad side. Coffee can cause irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as heartburn and in the long term has been linked to Osteoporosis. We know the short term downside of course, shakiness, concentration problems and and an elevated chance of a heart attack. One of the things that drives me really crazy about coffee is the caffeine crash. I can feel a little bit like a junkie in the morning drinking a couple cups of coffee and after the energy drop an hour or so later I am looking for sugar or more coffee to try to get me going again.

One of the big problems with many people is that they replace a good breakfast with a couple of cups of coffee and this means that in addition to having the elevated heart rate they are also living with a far less healthy diet than the non caffeinated people around them.

The Canadian government advises that people should not have more than 450 milligrams of caffeine a day which is roughly three 8 ounce cups a day also the equivalent of about 10 cans of pop. Energy drinks are no better but a Red Bull is going to have the caffeine equivalent of about two cups of coffee and if they were any cheaper I know I could personally put away three or four a day, good thing I'm cheap and won't pay the money for them.

There are good reasons as we see to getting unhooked from the coffee habit but it can be very difficult. The first morning or two after you stop drinking coffee you will have headaches and be very dragged out energy-wise. The best way to combat these problems is to drink lots of water (eight glasses a day) throughout the day to try to hydrate yourself and also to keep moving around if possible. If you can increase you exercise you will have less of these bad withdrawal symptoms and before long you will find that you have more energy than you had before when you were over caffeinated.

Now maybe it is time to take my own advice,gosh! It's so hard to stay fit.. You need to take every single thing in moderation.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Yumz Tagged Me

Travel the Continents Tag

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Got this tag from Yumz. The idea is to know the location of our buddy bloggers.

Rules :

1. Start Copy from "Begin Copy" until "End Copy".
2. Put your blog's name and url write in which continent you live, add the country you live in. Example : My Imaginary Travels (Netherlands)
3. Leave your url post in here and I'll add you to the Master List.
4. Please help spread this tag by tagging your friends as much as you can.
5. Don't play unfair! If you have more than 1 blog, you can participate all your blogs for this tag. BUT you will have to post this tag to all your blogs as well. So, please. Don't cheat!
6. Please come back again to copy the update of the master list, often. This process will help new participants to get the same gains as the first participants.
7. Don't forget to use the banner at your post, you can save as or you can just copy the code in here.

Master List :

A. Asia : 1. Moms... Check Nyo (Philippines) 2. Hailey's Beats and Bits (Philippines) 3. allinkorea (Korea) 4. kimchiland (Korea) 5. korean food (Korea) 6. idealpinkrose (Korea) 7. Manna from Heaven (Philippines) 8. and Life Goes On for... (Philippines)

B. Australia : 1. Outback-Pinay 2. Emcee

C. Afrika : 1. your turn

D. North Amerika : 1. your turn

E. South Amerika : 1. your turn

F. Europe : 1. My Imaginary Travels (Netherlands) 2. Juliana's Site (Netherlands) 3. Picturing of Life (Netherlands) 4. your turn

G. Antarctica : 1. your turn

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May i ask these guys to travel with me?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dear Friend

I wish to send this letter to a friend of mine who's in a stormy situation in her married life....

Dear Friend,

Right now, you are probably feeling as though someone has either punched you in the stomach or stabbed you in the back -- or even both.

You are not alone.

Thousands of couples every single year suffer from the effects of one or both of the spouses having an affair ... cheating, infidelity, adultery, whatever ... it's all the result of an affair.

And it's an awful thing to go through.

It causes unnecessary pain, hurt and depression, and leaves one or both spouses feeling bewildered and wondering what to do.

And the worst part is that the affair wasn't even necessary in the first place ... it was a mistaken attempt on the cheating spouse's part to find something they thought was missing in their existing relationship.

But here's the most important thing you need to understand: the affair wasn't your fault at all!

That's right -- it's NOT YOUR FAULT.

Sure, you have done some things wrong in your relationship, but you didn't force your spouse to commit adultery-- He CHOSE to do it.

And understanding THAT is the key to unlocking the secret to saving your relationship or marriage if it has been devastated by adultery.

At the end of the day, we all just want to be with someone who loves us -- someone who makes us happy, makes us feel needed, gives us the attention we deserve and someone who we can trust without having to think twice.

And that's not too much to ask for -- it's something we all deserve.

And wish to share this letter to those women who are in the same situation.


This lady sent me this through email this morning, what's this?

Dear Beloved,

Glory to God in heaven. My name is Mrs.Annen Joubert from South Africa. I am married to Mr. Abraham Benjamin Joubert, who is a farmer here in South Africa for many years before he died in 2004. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.Before his death we were both born again Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited a total sum of $10. Million (Ten Million, U.S.Dollars) with bank in Europe.

Presently, this money is still under the safe keeping of the Reserve Bank Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next Two months due to my cancer problems. Though what disturbs me most is my or better still a Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want a church or God fearing individual that will use this fund on, orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and give help to mankind. The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that griveth.

I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are nota good Christians and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner. Hence the reason for taking this bold decision.

I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord.Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this development.Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated here in

With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I'll forward your personal information to the bank in Europe so that they will contact you as the legal owner of this fund before transferring the fund into your nominated Bank Account in your country. I will also issue you a letter of a authority that will empower you as the original-beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd.i will stop here because of my health Hoping to hear from you as soon as possible. Read Hebrews13:15v16 New Living Translation

Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.

Mrs.Annen Joubert.

well, i personally don't believe this. See, they want me to send personal information. Which i believe might be used for some wrongdoing. Just want to share this and warn each and everyone,do not send any personal information if you happen to receive something like this. I recommend you use extreme caution!

Monday, June 23, 2008


Never been really to this kind of situation ever. Just so lucky enough to have an ever faithful loving husband,and i thank GOD for that. some women are lucky enough and some are not. Just been interested with this topic having a thought this would help some women out there with the same situation.

A newly found friend of mine rang me up crying few days ago and made me rushed to her place just to find out the reason why, it's her husband cheating on her. The poor lady who has been working to death just to support the family back home been cheated by her jobless husband. A very reliable source rang her up to tell the story. This source apparently saw the husband with the girl inside a restaurant. That so far the story that i could share,i don't want to go far than that though i know the whole story.

Husbands cheat on their wives for many reasons. They could be bored with their lifestyle and feel that they need to do something exciting or they could be having a midlife crisis. The latter is very common as many husbands cheat on their wives when they seem to reach 40 for some reason.

Perhaps it is because they suddenly realize that 40 could possibly be half way through their lives and they need to give their egos a boost. Or perhaps as they reflect back over the past years they may feel that they have not achieved very much out of life. They may not be able to do much about changing their situation at home or to their current lifestyle so they decide to look elsewhere and become a cheating husband.

Cheating husbands always think that the grass is greener on the other side of the hill - just like to three billy goat gruffs did! For some reason they think that something is or has been missing from their lives or they feel that they have not fulfilled all their hopes, dreams or ambitions throughout their lives so far. So now is the time to try and change all this by cheating on their wives and they may achieve some of the goals that were missed over the years.

Cheating husbands looking for attention often go to night clubs to meet new girlfriends as this is a way of seeing and chatting to prospective dates. Once a cheating husband has lined up a date then all that is left to do is to escape from home to be with his new girlfriend. Escaping from home however is only a minor matter as he can use the excuse to work late or arrange business meetings.

The cheating husband may wish to go on holiday with his new found girlfriend and finding an excuse may not be necessary as if he has a circle of lads that he regularly goes around with then he has the ideal opportunity to say that he is going away with them.

Sometimes cheating husbands will stray for a few months but they soon realize that they really do miss their family and would very much like their old lifestyle back. Should their wife be willing to take them back then they are very lucky to be forgiven,then that is the BIG question. Although it must be remembered that once a cheating husband has strayed he may be liable to cheat again later on in life whenever he feels the urge to boost his ego again!

Should a cheating husband not be forgiven by his wife then he stands to lose a great deal. There is his family for a start to consider and existing friends may not now stand by him. His whole life may need to be uprooted to accommodate his new situation. He may not only lose family and friends but also work colleagues that nay not see his cheating on his wife as a favorable decision. He may become so unhappy with life that he may have to consider leaving the area to which he used to call his home and move away and start afresh in an unfamiliar territory. This could end up being a very costly mistake both emotionally and financially and cheating husbands should consider very carefully the implications of cheating on their wives before committing themselves to an affair.

Whatever reason a guy may have,it is not reason enough to betray the wife. If so, why get married then? Advise? Well,what can i say.. I've never been to that situation. All i can give as a friend is my presence during these kind of trials and prayers( the most powerful one).

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Too much of a good thing can kill you

Water Intoxication

We've been told for years that we have to drink eight glasses of water every day. Most of us struggle to get through that much. But did you know you can drink too much water? What actually happens when a person drinks too much water is it lowers the concentration of sodium in the blood. This causes the brain to swell, which can lead to a feeling of lethargy, unconsciousness even a coma or death.
Too much of a good thing can be bad for you ... watch your water intake.Drinking too much water is dangerous because the body cannot excrete that much fluid. Excess water then goes to the bowel, which pulls salt into it from the body, diluting the concentration of salt in the tissues.

Changing the concentration of salt, in turn, causes a shifting of fluids within the body, which can then induce a swelling in the brain. The swollen organ will then press against the bones of the skull, and become damaged.

How much water should we drink?

As well as drinking water and other drinks (juice, tea), we get much of the water that we need from food. For example many fruits and vegetables are up to 90% water. How much water we need to drink depends on several things including the weather, what we are doing and how healthy we are.

* For healthy children and adults, thirst is a good guide to when and how much they need to drink.
* If children are able to get drinks of water easily, whenever they want to, they will drink enough. If children are not able to get their own drinks of water at school of kindergarten, give them a bottle of tap water to take.
* Trying to get a child to drink water when he or she is not thirsty, can lead to unneeded battles.
* More drinks will be needed if people are exercising.
* Water is much better than juices and soft drinks.
* The high sugar content in these drinks can damage teeth and lead to extra weight gain.
* Juices and soft drinks can interfere with children’s appetite so they may not get all the nutrients they need.
* Limit fruit juice to one small glass each day with a meal.
* Tea, coffee, sport or 'energy' drinks and alcohol should not be given to children.
* Save cordial and soft drinks for special occasions like parties or birthdays.