Saturday, August 2, 2008

Manage your Shape during Winter

These are some of the stuff that i keep in my Fridge

Winter is about to end in a Month time and here comes Spring, but still
Spring here is unpredictable with alternating warm, rain, windy and cold days.
I really hate the weather here in Australia, we enjoy hot weather for only
three short Months. Unlike in the Philippines we enjoy Summer almost the
Whole Year Round! Love Summer! I can't wait until Summer comes(December
till February, 5 more months to go,sigh).

Here are some helpful Tips that i've gathered:

Instead of giving up your exercise regime and healthy eating plan this winter, aim to maintain it during the cooler months — this will make managing your weight a whole lot easier.

Follow this five-step plan

1. Maintain a healthy, balanced diet

Base your daily diet on the five food groups:

  • Bread, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles

  • Vegetables, legumes and fruit

  • Low fat milk, yoghurt and cheese

  • Meat, fish poultry, eggs and nuts.

  • 2. Include fibre and protein

    Eating a diet high in fibre or protein can help you to feel fuller for longer. Fibre can be found in wholegrains, breads, cereals, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables while protein can be found in lean meat, chicken, fish, low-fat dairy products, nuts, seeds and legumes.

    3. Look out for comfort eating

    Identify if you are enjoying lots of extra treats throughout your day. Are you always snacking on sweet biscuits or cake at morning tea? Or do you sit on the couch at night eating chocolate? Both these eating habits make it harder for you to manage your weight, so limit the frequency and amount of "treat" food you eat.

    4. Maintain hydration

    Some times we can confuse hunger with thirst and we reach for a sweet treat instead of a glass of water — the afternoon sugar craving is a perfect example. When you feel like snacking on something sugary, have a couple of glasses of water and wait 15 minutes before reaching for the treat. You may not need it after all.

    5. Keep moving

    Keep up the active lifestyle you had in summer. It is recommended to include at least 30 minutes of exercise on most, preferably all days of the week (this includes winter too). Get a training partner for winter so you can push each other to maintain your health and fitness.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Permanent Residency Approval

Wow! I can't explain how happy i am right now, after reading this letter i felt

like i was shaking, teary eyed, laughing(parang naloloka!). I really can't

explain the Feelings, what i'm sure is i'm very happy.

After the long wait, after all the stress and worries. Finally!

It has been Granted, The First thing that came to my mind was to Thank the

LORD, for He is the reason of every Blessings we're enjoying right now. Call my

Husband came after(he's at work), We've worked together to make this

possible, comfort each other when we're feeling like we wanted to give up

because of the hardships and trials while completing all the Documents.

Not to mention the Financial difficulties we've encountered just to make

this happen. Lastly informed my Nanay, my Tatay,

my Brothers and Sister in law.

Here's how the Letter goes....


File Number:-----------
Client Id:-----------
Application Number:----------

Mr ----- ----- ------

Dear Mr ----- ----- ------

I refer to your application for the 856 Employer Nomination visa sub-class.

I am pleased to advise you that your application has been approved. The
following persons included in your application were granted a permanent
visa on 31 July 2008:

1.----- ----- ------, 11/09/19--
2.----- -------- ------, 27/07/19--
3.------ --- -----, 03/09/1990

The permanent visa that you have been granted includes a return travel
facility which allows you to travel in and out of Australia as a permanent
resident for a period of five years from the date it was granted. As your
passport is not held in this office your visa label has not been issued at
this time. The grant of the visa may be evidenced at any office of
Immigration upon presentation of this letter and your valid passport.

Resident Return Visa (RRV)

Once the initial permission to travel and return to Australia ceases, you
will need to apply for a Resident Return Visa (RRV) if you wish to travel
overseas and return to Australia as a permanent resident. An RRV is the
label that is placed in your passport which identifies you as a permanent
resident at immigration clearance on return to Australia. It is evidence
of your permission to enter Australia after absences overseas and to resume
residence. Eligibility for an RRV is generally based on the amount of time
you have spent in Australia as a permanent resident, although there are
some concessions for people who cannot meet the residential requirements.
If you depart Australia without an RRV, or it expires while you are
overseas and you are not eligible for a further RRV, you will lose your
right to return to Australia as a permanent resident.
Australian Citizenship

The eligibility requirements for Australian Citizenship changed on 1 July
2007. For further information you can read about current eligibility
requirements at:

Centrelink Payments

As you know, new migrants to Australia must wait two years before they can
receive most social security income support payments. "Income support" is
government welfare assistance that is enough to live on. The payments with
a waiting period include unemployment and sickness benefits, Austudy income
support payments for students and a number of other payments.

Special Benefit is the only form of government welfare assistance which
might be payable to people during the two year waiting period. However,
special benefit is only available to new migrants on a very restricted
basis - that is, if there has been a substantial change in circumstances
beyond the person's control. Inability to find employment or running out
of money are not sufficient reasons to qualify for Special Benefit.

The two year waiting period does not apply to Refugees and Humanitarian
entrants and their immediate family members (partners and dependent
children). Permanent visa holders who are immediate family members
(partners and dependent children) of Australian citizens, or of people who
have been permanent residents for at least two years, are exempt from the
waiting period for some payments.

Information on the waiting period is included in the form 'Settlement
information for migrants to Australia' (form 994I). For further
information you can also telephone Centrelink, the agency that makes social
security payments, on 13 2468 from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a
local call.

You can also call Centrelink's Multilingual Telephone Information Service
which can give you information in your own language about social security
payments. This service can be contacted from anywhere in Australia, for
the cost of a local call on 13 1202.

Medicare Health Services

Migrants generally have immediate access to Medicare health services. If
you would like further information on Medicare, including the nearest
centre to register for assistance, you can ring 13 2011 from anywhere in

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you well for your future in

Yours sincerely

Parramatta Business Centre

I know Thanking GOD wouldn't be enough for all these Blessings,

Let me share my Blessings by sharing the Website to those who wants to

Migrate, Study or Work here in Australia.

Click HERE and Good Luck!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


My Son's Workplace

We needed to rush here to be able to come on time to pick up our son.

We(my hubbs and I) celebrated my Birthday yesterday just us two.

though my Real Birthday was last Sunday,

we didn't get the chance to celebrate coz we both worked,

anyways we always don't get to celebrate our Birthdays on the day itself

unless it falls on our day off,unfortunately my Son

worked yesterday(that's why he's so jealous hehe!poor him!).

We ate out of course Yum Cha na naman coz it's hubbs favorite,

We needed to check out some new Furnitures we might need before moving

into a New House. Went for some Grocery Shopping as well, it was a Great Day

though it was just like our usual weekly date. The day was great because

after picking him up from work we continued on strolling around(super gala!).

Not only yesterday, everyday is Great and everyday is my Birthday, having

both of them around is Great enough and Blessing enough that i couldn't ask

for more. Thanks to all my relatives and friends who never fail to remember

my Birthday, thanks to my sweet sis Ner for

remembering my birthday really appreciate you sis!

I thank GOD for the endless joy he's giving me and my Family!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Been Tagged

My Sweet Sis Kaycee Tagged me,

Thanks sis for the Tag..

1. What's your latest addiction? :: White Chocolate

2. What are you listening to? :: Nothing, I'm watching TFC(lagi naman noh!)
3. How late did you stay up last night and why? :: 3AM, Watching TFC (The Filipino Channel).
4. Who were you with last Friday night?:: My hubbs and Son.
5. Do you think you will be in a relationship 3 months from now? :: Yes, unless we're going to get an annulment hehehe!(joke lang po!)
6. When is the next time you'll see your close friends? :: Next year, Not sure which month yet..
7. What were you doing this morning at 7am? :: Sleeping Still hehe!
8. What radio station do you listen to the most? :: NU Rock(Philippines)
9. What was the reason you last cried? :: I really can't remember what and when..
10. Have you ever talked to someone when they were high? :: No
11. What's the fifth text in your inbox say? :: Aww... Thanks Emcee. You guys are like family to me too. Yeah we will surely work together in the future, For sure. From daryl a good Friend of mine, miss him(sigh)..
12. Where was the last coffee shop you go? :: Starbucks, ages ago.
13. What's your outfit right now? :: Black coat,Pink long sleeves shirt,black jogging pants and pink socks.
16. What were you doing at 11pm last night? :: Watching The Filipino Channel
17. Who was the last person you talked to last night before bed? :: My Husband
18. Will you be driving in a year? :: Yes
19. Is there anything that you are craving right now? ::
I'll eat Ponkan after this hehe!
20. When did your last hug take place?:: This morning at work, from my co worker Rube.
22. Have you ever started a sentence with "No offense, but..."? :: Yes
23. Do you drink tea? :: Yes
24. Have you ever been arrested? :: No
25. Have you rode in someone else's car today? :: No
26. Have you made a mistake this past week? :: Probably..
27. Who was the last person you texted? :: Papin
28. Are you happy with your life right now? :: Very..
29. In the past 72 hours have you been under the influence? :: No
30. What's the connection between you and the last person you texted? ::Sister

Now i'm tagging.... Mareng Enday, Kate and Vicy.

The Lion

Leo - Your Love Profile

Your positive traits:

You're almost always the center of attention - and easy for potential dates to spot

Your happiness and optimism is appealing to all... and contagious!

You don't hold grudges - getting over little fights is no problem for you

Your negative traits:

You tend to ignore relationship problems, until they are too big to handle

You crave luxury, and you are disappointed with partners who can't provide you with it

If someone does you wrong, you'll coldly and cruelly break their heart

Your ideal partner:

Someone high status enough to bring you more attention - but not so great that they upstage you

Makes you laugh and brings excitement to everything you do together

Is aggressive and confident enough to butt heads with you every so often

Your dating style:

High expectations. You need to be impressed with an incredible first date for a second one to occur.

Your seduction style:

You like to make the first move - you're fearless about initiating things

Passionate. You really get into any intimate act.

Aggressive. Most of the time, you find yourself wanting sex more than your partner.

Tips for the future:

Try to not need so much attention. You'll feel less ignored, guaranteed.

Learn to love your partner for who they are - not how they help advance your life.

Let your partner shine occasionally. You don't always have to be the alpha dog.

Best color to attract mate: Gold

Best day for a date: Sunday