Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Second Day Horse Training

That's "BOW"......he is one of the horses at the Evergreen Ranch.I like this horse because if it's a human he is the MACHO MAN...Isnt it!....The owner also have a flawless horses...ha ha ha haLAst Sunday was our second day training.At this time, I was not bored because we are in the actual training.Like how to walk,stop etc.The horse are very smart. First thing the owner told us is dont look in the eyes of the horse and rub his nose as a sign of friendship.It's amazing!....that the horse can do such things that I couldnt believe it. Hubby and I always watch ROdeo every year.Now I know how the owner give the best training for his horses.At the evergreen ranch the owner told us how he study about horses.Anyway,we are thankful that we have enough volunteer at this time. Next sunday is the last training before the "FALL FESTIVAL".Thanks to the Helmer.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wowowee in Houston

If you are a fan of Wowowee,dont miss this show.There coming in houston,very soon. Tickets are all available in all Filipino Stores.

My Father's Death Anniversary

Today is my father's 5th death anniversary.IM here in US now so I burn candles in our yard in memory of my father.I dont think we ever get over the loss of a loved one.I thinks as the year pass by the pain lessens and the grief becomes easier to manage. I had a good long cry today and it helped.I feel a sadness that my husband never met him,yet I know a part of him lives on in me.

Work Day

Today is "THE WORK DAY" at the church.Hubby wake me up early this morning because the methodist men prepare for the breakfast.For reality hubby dont cook breakfast he just do th pointing! ha ha ha.He went I dont.He was in the church at 5am this morning open the fellowship hall and help the methodist men.I did not go because I have a work day at home.Ha ha ha.It's been two weeks that I did not do my house cleaning.I vacuum last thursday because I could not take it.I work from Monday-Thursday and for this past two weekends hubby and me wnt to flea market.So, I clean all morning while hubby is busy in the church for the upcoming fall festival.It will be soon.I was so tired.I miss the pumpkin carving today at the church and the baby shower this morning.I just remember this evening after church service.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cold Weather,lazy day

Cold weather is here.....Im freezing this morning.I need to be at Alice house at 8am but I dont feel like it because of the weather.When I arrived at the Webster residence I did my routine job.Then I sit in the table talk to Pete. Then ALice ask if I want to join with them the Scottish Ochestra.Huh! got it!....I love music but this tapes we watch it, I think many times.....Oh well, since Im lazy today I watch with them and take my nap in the couch...ha ha ha ha...same with them too they take their nap.Cold weather makes my day lazy.......How about you?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gas Priced went down

I filled up gas yesterday because they said the gas went up soon.The gas price is 2.55,But this morning the gas priced dropped to 2.38. It's been a while that gas is so high and suddenly the gas dropped to 17 cents since yesterday.Thanks GOd.Hope it keeps dropping.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Titanic survivor sells mementos to pay for care

Titanic is one of my favorite movies.All of us remember "Rose".

Millvina Dean was only 2 months old when she was wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat from the doomed Titanic. Now 96, the last survivor of the tragic sinking is selling mementos of the disaster to help pay her nursing home fees.

Rescued from the bitterly cold Atlantic on that April 1912 night, Dean, her 2-year-old brother and her mother were taken to New York with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Before returning home to England, they were given a small wicker suitcase of donated clothing, a gift from New Yorkers to help them rebuild their lives.

Now, Dean is selling the suitcase and other Titanic mementos to help pay her nursing home fees. They are expected to go for $5,200 at an auction of Titanic memorabilia Saturday in Devizes in western England.Among the items are rare prints of the Titanic and letters from the Titanic Relief Fund offering her mother one pound, seven shillings and sixpence a week in compensation.
But the key item in the sale is the suitcase, said auctioneer Andrew Aldridge. "They would have carried their little world in this suitcase," he said Thursday.Dean has lived at Woodlands Ridge, a private nursing home in the southern city of Southampton — Titanic's home port — since she broke her hip two years ago."I am not able to live in my home anymore," Dean was quoted as telling the Southern Daily Echo newspaper. "I am selling it all now because I have to pay these nursing home fees and am selling anything that I think might fetch some money."
A spokeswoman for Woodlands Ridge said Dean was too tired Thursday to speak to The Associated Press.She said rooms at the nursing home cost between $1,000 and $1,550 a week, depending on the level of care the resident needs, but declined to discuss Dean's situation, saying it was a private matter.Although Britain has a free health care system, private providers offer more comprehensive services for a fee. In the case of nursing homes, state-run facilities are available and cost much less than private ones. But they are more spartan and offer fewer amenities, such as shared rooms and no private TVs.Local authorities often pay a portion of the costs of private nursing home care based on an individual's assets; anyone with more than $39,000 in assets has to pay their own fees.

In 1912, baby Elizabeth Gladys "Millvina" Dean and her family were steerage passengers emigrating to Kansas City, Mo., aboard the Titanic.Four days out of port, on the night of April 14, 1912, it hit an iceberg and sank. Billed as "practically unsinkable" by the publicity magazines of the period, the Titanic did not have enough lifeboats for all 2,200 passengers and crew.Dean, her mother Georgetta and brother Bertram Jr. were among 706 people — mostly women and children — who were rescued by the steamship Carpathia and survived. Her father, Bertram Dean, was among more than 1,500 who died.Dean did not know she had been aboard the Titanic until she was 8 years old, when her mother, who was about to remarry, told her about her father's death.She has no memories of the sinking and said she preferred it that way.
"I wouldn't want to remember, really," she told The Associated Press in a 1997 interview.
Dean said she had seen the 1958 film, "A Night to Remember," with other survivors, but found it so upsetting that she declined to watch any other movies about the disaster, including the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic," starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet. Dean began to take part in Titanic-related activities in the 1980s, and was active well into her 90s. She visited Belfast, Northern Ireland, to see where the ship was built, attended Titanic conventions around the world — where she was mobbed by autograph-seekers — and participated in radio and television documentaries about the sinking.

The last American survivor of the disaster, Lillian Asplund, died in 2006 at the age of 99. Another British survivor, Barbara Joyce West Dainton, died last November at 96.
Aldridge said the "massive interest" in Titanic memorabilia shows no signs of abating. Last year, a collection of items belonging to Asplund sold for more than $175,000. "It's the people, the human angle," Aldridge said. "You had over 2,200 men, women and children on that ship, from John Jacob Astor, the richest person in the world at the time, to a poor Scandinavian family emigrating to the States to start a new life. There were 2,200 stories."

DRop ec

To all who drop ec thank you so much.I really do appreciate.IM sorry guys I was not able to drop ec for this previous days.I have a problems log in to ec.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pacquiao,De la Hoya romanticize looming battle

NEW YORK — “Nag-day off kami para lang makita si Manny,” Justina Mataquel of the Bronx, exclaimed as she stood behind the red rope with her camera ready, waiting for Manny Pacquiao.
Mataquel was one of about 50 Filipinos who took the ferry ride from different parts of New York and New Jersey to see the WBC lightweight champion last October 1st. It was Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya’s first media blitz stop to promote their 12-round non-title December 6th fight to be held at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

Promoters Bob Arum of Top Rank and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer certainly did their best to promote the fight capitalizing on America’s symbolic venues – the Statue of Liberty in New York, Sears Tower in Chicago, the Alamo in San Antonio and the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Posing in front of the Statue of Liberty and placing the podium with the New York skyline behind them, the title-holder fighters both talked about the how this highly anticipated match up fulfills their American dreams. But there were no fighting words between the two then or during the other five-city stops, the last one was on October 7th in Los Angeles.

“This fight, and the fight that he has,” De La Hoya said in New York, “and the heart that he has is a big threat to me.”“It will be a big match,” Pacquiao said. “The love and the intensity will be doubled and fighting Oscar is a privilege.”

Although Pacquiao and De La Hoya seem to want to hug each other rather than fight, their fans, mostly Pacquiao’s, who showed up at the press conferences were the ones who loudly chanted some jabs. “Kahit na mas maliit sya,” said Warren Villanueva of Queens, New York “mas mabilis si Pacquiao. His speed and punches. He can win it.”The five-foot-6-inch tall Pacquiao who used to weigh 135 pounds, has to gain up to 147 pounds.

De La Hoya who stands at 5 foot 10 inches with titles in six divisions, including the WBO middleweight (160 lb) crown, is reportedly at his comfortable weight. But none of those figures and titles means much to Mataquel, a public school teacher. “If Manny wins this fight,” Mataquel said, “magbibigay ng respect din sa amin.”

Mataquel teaches in a Bronx middle school where her students are predominantly black and Latinos. “They know about the fight. Parang tulong na rin sa amin para tumaas ang tingin nila sa ating mga Pilipino.”

And Pacquiao is well aware that for some Filipinos, the American Dream revolves around certain community expectations as this one.“Para sa kanilang lahat ito,” Pacquiao said in New York. “Lalaban ako hanggang may buhay ako.”

Scammers and Hackers are in ebay

Scammers and Hackers are in ebay.I check my emails two days ago and one of the ebay ebayer send me a bill the item that I bid.If Im not wrong it's a motorcyle parts. I could not remember the name of the ebayer.I could post in here so some ebayer be aware.I was curious and suspicious that maybe it's a scam.So I log in in my ebay and check my messages inbox but there is no message from ebay about the bill.I open the link,and it's empty and I check the date when did I bid the stuff it's Sept.13, So,my suspicious came true because on that date we dont have electricity because of the HUrricane Ike and what would I do with the motorcyle parts.So, I check my ebay again and click the discussion and I found out there that hackers are in ebay.So I email to ebay about my problem.And they response quickly.

Ebay response:
Thanks for letting us know about a suspicious email or website. We'll investigate your report right away and tell you the results in a separate email. If an email or website asks for personal financial information, assume it's fake until you hear from us. If you think you may have given out your personal information, you should change your eBay, PayPal, and email passwords right away. You should also contact your bank to see if there's been any suspicious activity on your account.

Another reply from ebay
Hello, Thanks for forwarding the suspicious email you received. The email is a spoof, also known as a phishing, email. (That's "phishing," as in "fishing" for personal information.) It didn't come from eBay. Our Trust & Safety team is working to disable any websites it links to. Remember that you can always check the My Messages section of My eBay to see if a message from us is legitimate. Copies of any emails we send you about the status of your account or a change in your account information will be displayed in My Messages. This is especially helpful since many spoof emails try to convince you that your account is in jeopardy. If you've given out personal information in a spoof email or website, you need to take steps to protect your identity right away. For more information about what to do, go to: If you'd like to learn more about how to spot a spoof email and stay safe online, go to: Keep those reports coming -- you're helping protect the global Internet community! Our Trust & Safety team works closely with Internet Service Providers to shut down fraudulent sites. We also send your reports to Web browser companies so that they can develop tools to identify spoof sites.

BEWARE of all the scammers and hackers that are raging havic in Ebay and PayPal! They are sending emails to personal accounts of Ebay and Paypal users, and convincing them that their accounts have been jeopardized or suspended, and that they need to click their LINK to change passwords to fix the situation. DO NOT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!! THEY WILL HACK INTO YOUR HARD DRIVE!!!! Once you have went into their link, they will IMMEDIATELY get into your hard drive and enter keystroke and password software so they may read EVERYTHING you are typing, and be able to see the actual PASSWORDS you are typing. They will also enter software so they can invite their FRIENDS into your hard drive. They download VIRUSES and TROJAN HORSES as fast as they can get them in. They will get into your EBAY account and list NUMEROUS false listings under your USER ID. PLEASE, heed all the warnings out there, and NEVER answer an email in your PERSONAL account from someone saying they are EBAY or PAYPAL...The REAL messages will show in MY MESSAGES in your EBAY ACCOUNT. If you suspect a message is not real, copy the message, get into your ebay account, and contact ebay and PASTE the message to them. WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO STOP THESE PEOPLE. They are HURTING THOUSANDS of PEOPLE EVERY DAY!!! Let's all try to help and make EBAY a safe place again!!!!! Thank you for reading....I hope it helps someone.

Forex Balikbayan Box

I called the Forex branch here in Houston last Friday if they could send me a Forex Balikbayan Box.It cost $5 per box and they will just deduct the $5 to the shipping cost when they pick up your box.I love FOREX,it's cheaper it dont matter how heavy it is as long as you use the exact size of the box.LAst year I send one mont ahed before Christmas and they deliver it on the 24th of December.THe filipino lady told me that they will drop the box MOnday since they will pick up some package in Baytown.So, I wait and waited this morning and the lady call meafter lunch.SHe ask sorry because the delivery man forgot to stop by and drop the box.SO, they will deliver the box tomorrow.If you are planning to send packages in the Philippines for your love ones just check and check the branch in your place. They are all over in the UNited States and other country.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Balikbayan Box

There are millions of Filipinos living abroad. Many of them working and supporting families back home. Filipinos are close knit and sending gifts or pasalubongs are just part of Filipino tradition. For Filipinos living overseas, you would probably have not met someone that has not sent a balikbayan box to their relatives in the Philippines.

One of the frustrations of many Filipinos living abroad is that you cannot just simply order items from the internet and have them delivered straight to the Philippines. Delivery to the Philippines is expensive and the duties are insanely high. So the only way to manage this problem is by the use of a balikbayan box freight forwarding company.

Part of the attraction of sending a balikbayan box is economy. Imagine for a flat rate of around $60. One can be able to fill the box with anything as long as it does not violate any custom regulations and add to that is you can fill it up to the brim with anything without worrying about the weight since there is no weight limit.

The Balikbayan Box usually takes 21 days to a month to get there, but it's hassle free and they deliver it to your door. Considering the size (20x20x20) it is a great deal. If you opt for a bigger (jumbo) size box they usually have them too for a price.

There are several balikbayan box freight forwarders out there, but our family always rely on Forex cargo since we do not encounter any problems with them and the company has been in the United States since 1986.

So the next time you have some gifts or pasalubongs for your family in the Philippines, just contact one of those balikbayan box freight forwarders to have your Forex box picked up.
If you have questions or requesting a Balikbayan Box pick up, or visit for mor info.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Blog Marketing

Blog marketing is the term used to describe internet marketing via web blogs. These blogs differ from corporate websites because they feature daily or weekly posts, often around a single topic. Typically, corporations use blogs to create a dialogs with customers and explain features of their products and services.Typical Blog marketing companies are PayPerPost, Snapbomb, Blogsvertise, Blogitive, BlogPayz and BloggingAds. Each of these Blog marketing companies vary in ways of servicing advertisers and bloggers. This growing trend of internet marketing in the advertising industry has grown rapidly since the inception of PayPerPost.Blog marketing is nowadays getting great exposure, generating buzz and creating a global message to which individual customers can respond easily. It is a powerful search engine optimization tool which can be used to dramatically improve website rankings. Blogs broadcast their content out to the web via RSS every time there is something new. Websites on the other hand wait to be discovered by search engine spiders. It’s like the difference between fishing and hunting. You can sit and wait for fish or you can actively hunt and pursue. Building a readership, it is quite easy for a reader to subscribe to a blog so they can view new postings as soon as they happen. Blogs encourage repeat visits with content being delivered to your favorite reader or delivery by email. Blogs have regular fresh content and they are more up to date. Blogs tend to deal with breaking events and technology insights. Conversation of bogs is encouraged providing multiple viewpoints and discussions. They invite participation and interaction too. Blogs are making powerful influences, it is discovered in a European poll that people are more likely to purchase a products if they read a positive comment for it through a blog. Blogging is one of the fastest ways of announcing your business and spreading the word quickly about what you do. If you start a new business, then you can easily combine blog marketing and traditional website marketing which is very effective. There’s a combined approach in which the website and the blogs are used simultaneously which is the fastest approach. You will gain a much broader reach by using both a website and blog.

Friday, October 3, 2008

What is arteriosclerosis?

Arteriosclerosis is Hardening of the arteries, medically known as arteriosclerosis, is a disease where blood clots and cholesterol deposits adhere to the inner wall of the arteries, eventually making the arteries lose its normal elasticity and transforming them into hard, or even calcified, pipes, whose caliber is narrowed or even totally blocked as years go by.

The common impression is that hardening of the arteries affect only the old people, those in their 60s and 70s, and up. This not true. Autopsies performed on young children, ages 10 or down to 5 who died of accidents, have shown that their arteries, in the heart and the rest of the body, already had a thin lining or coating of hardening of the arteries. You could imagine how much thicker they are in us adults.

Hardening of the arteries by itself does not cause any problems, so long as their function and capacity to transport blood to the muscles and vital organs is not impaired or reduced. If the caliber or the inner channel of the arteries is severely blocked by hardening of the arteries, and the arteries are unable to bring enough volume of blood (which contains oxygen and nutrients) to the tissues and organs they supply, those tissues and organs (like the brain, heart, kidneys, intestines, arms or legs and feet, etc.) will suffer from lack of oxygen and nutrition, which is medically termed ischemia.

Stroke, blindness, dizziness, heart attack, kidney failure, liver failure, intestinal gangrene, leg gangrene, foot gangrene, where tissues rot because of lack of oxygen and nutrients. There are other tissues and organs that could be similarly affected.

Preventive medicine is the best “cure”! There is no wiser strategy in staying healthy than to adopt a healthy lifestyle. While there was confusion 3 or 4 or more decades ago as to what a healthy lifestyle was, today, with advances in research, medical and computer technologies, we now know much more as to what a healthy lifestyle is. It is only logical to expect health problems when we smoke poisonous substances, when we overeat, eat the “wrong” food, stay overweight, not exercise, do not relax, or do not take care of ourselves. Plain common sense will tell us that this lifestyle will lead to health problems. You do not have to be a doctor to come to this conclusion.

Since you could not have chosen your parents, there is nothing you can do about the genetic factor. But the modifiable risks, which are within your control, could and should, be avoided or reduced. A recipe for a healthy lifestyle includes the following ingredients: staying off drugs, no smoking, eating fish, vegetables, fruits, high fiber cereals, instead of pork, beef, eggs, diary products (skim milk is good); exercising every day by aerobic exercises, brisk walking, swimming, tai chi, ballroom dancing or rock & rolling, learning how to relax, preferably with family, a friend, or friends, with good music and a good laughter, watching your weight. Being at peace with others and, especially with yourself, brings down the adrenalin and harmful chemicals in our system, and increases the endomorphins and other good chemicals in our body, and slows down aging and hardening of the arteries.

This is fabulous

My friend sent this to me and I thought it was too cute not to post in my blog.

It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista , CA. He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to 'explain God.' I wonder if any of us could have done as well? [ .... And he had such an assignment, in California , and someone published it, I guess miracles do happen ! ... ]

EXPLANATION OF GOD: 'One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die,
So there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn't have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.'

'God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off.'

'God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have.'

'Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren't any who come to our church. Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him but he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K.'

'His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of Himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important.'

'You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.'

'You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God!

Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway.'

'If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared, in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids.'

' shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases.

And...that's why I believe in God.'

Thursday, October 2, 2008

House sell for $1.75

SAGINAW, Mich. - With a winning bid of just $1.75, a Chicago woman has won an auction for an abandoned home in Saginaw. Joanne Smith, 30, recently was the top bidder for the home during an auction on eBay, The Saginaw News reported. Her bid was one of eight for the home.

"I am going to try and sell it," she told the newspaper. "I don't have any plans to move to Saginaw."Smith said she hasn't seen the property or visited Saginaw, which has been hard-hit by economic troubles in recent years.There's a notice on the door of the home saying a foreclosure hearing is pending, the newspaper said. She must pay about $850 in back taxes and yard cleanup costs.The Saginaw News said it could not reach the seller, Southern Investments LLC, for comment.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hurricane Relief Supply Giveaway

Tomorrow morning the OLd River Terrace CHurch have visitors from Georgia.They bring some food and clothes reliefs for the people who's victim of the hurricane IKe or anybody who needs.This is open for everybody.I know that it's been two weeks had past since the hurricane Ike hit Texas but there are still some places that they dont have electricity specially in Galveston.I want to help but Im working tomorrow.When the truck arrived tomorrow morning the church members help sort the goods and clothes.The actual giving away of supplies will take place on Friday Oct 3, at 8am till supplies last.So, if you are from east houston and needs some foods and clothes the OLD RIVER TERRACE UNITED METHODIST have a HURRICANE RELIEF SUPPLY GIVEAWAY this coming friday.....located at I-10 East Channelview.

Surprise for Pete

I went Pete's house this afternoon and his daughter call from Virginia.She will be here tomorrow and she let us know not to tell her dad, meaning it's a "SURPRISE" for Pete.Isn't that nice! meaning she care for her dad.She's workingbut she will stop by to her dad for a days.Pete has a son lives here in houston an hour from where Pete's live but since I work with them this year I never met this guy.But his daughter Susan I met her twice and she will be here tomorrow. Im sure Pete will be happy tomorrow when he see his daughter......