Friday, April 30, 2010

I Promote Anti-Jejemon Campaigns

Before reading my piece, I'd like you to watch this funny video, very interesting and so cool... just want to bring out the "happiness" in you. Enjoy! :-)

Jejemon Trends 101...

(Urban dictionary defines Jejemons as...
... are usually seen around social networking sites such as Facebook, Friendster and Multiply; jejemons are individuals with low IQs who spread around their idiocy on the web by tYpFing LyK diZS jejejeje, making all people viewing their profile raise their eyebrows out of annoyance. Normal people like you and me must spend more time and work hard in order to understand said individuals, as deciphering their text would cause a lot of frustration and annoyance.

... are not just confined to trying-hard Filipino gangsters and emos. A Jejemon can also include a variety of Latino-Hispanic fags who enjoy typing "jejejejeje" in a wider context, much to the disdain of their opponents in an internet MMORPG game such as Ragnarok and DOTA.

Basically, people with a low tolerance in correct punctuation, syntax and grammar, Jejemons, are usually hated or hunted down by Jejebusters or the grammar nazi to eradicate their grammatical ways.

Yes. It hits many social networking sites. Pro, anti, neutral - it doesn't matter. What important is the power to communicate and express oneself. Thus, I personally promote anti-campaigns for Jejemon. I don't tolerate such use of annoying terms, words and expressions as well as the ways of sending messages and the like.

Let's not tolerate this. It's pretty cool but really alarming and needs some immediate action as far as "Language" is concerned.

♥♥♥ Myraine ♥♥♥

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Filipino Recipes 101: Made As Easy As ABC

Filipino Recipes 101: Made As Easy As ABC

Food lovers and health conscious poeple around the globe tend to always look forward to a more delicious and palatable Filipino recipe and dish to suit their taste. Yet, it has also been their habit to put into their top priority the kind of nutrition such dish provides. Both mouth-watering and delicious, most of them nowadays have become wiser, smarter and more practical in terms of choosing and preparing their meals. Today, what you see on their tables are foods that they surely love, can afford and can keep them healthy and satisfied.

An Overview – Filipino Cuisine
Philippine cuisine consists of the foods, preparation methods and eating customs found in the Philippines. The style of cooking and the foods associated with it have evolved over several centuries from its Malayo-Polynesian origins to a mixed cuisine with many Hispanic, Chinese, American, and other Asian influences adapted to indigenous ingredients and the local palate.

Filipinos traditionally eat three main meals a day - agahan or almusal (breakfast), tanghalían (lunch), and hapunan (dinner) plus an afternoon snack called meriénda (another variant is minandál). Dishes range from the very simple, like a meal of fried salted fish and rice, to the elaborate paellas and cocidos created for fiestas.

Filipino recipes are highly classified as all-time favorites as these palatable and mouth-watering dishes are always prepared, cooked and served with love and commitment. Needless to say, more and more people are beginning to love Filipino recipes too. Taking time to indulge and to take pleasure in experiencing the irresistible and enticing aroma, taste, texture, color and flavor, food lovers can always get maximum satisfaction and fulfillment in every bite.

Delicious and Healthy Food Ideas for You
To give you some useful inputs and to help you get started, here’s my list of scrumptious and delightful Filipino recipes that you can serve on your table:

  • crunchy and crispy lumpia
  • healthy pinakbet
  • hot and thick pork sinigang
  • tasty pork menudo
  • flavorful kare-kare (Philippine stew) served with yummy bagoong
  • appetizing pork nilaga
  • delicious chicken or pork adobo (all-time favorite)
So, what are you waiting for? Take time to taste and experience Filipino recipes today and see for yourself. Bon Appétit!

♥♥♥ Myraine ♥♥♥

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Facebook 101: What I Love about Facebook

I am truly a certified Facebook (FB) fanatic – something I think I must be proud of!

I love Facebook. Its applications and features are all good, innovative and interesting. I personally enjoy every application, game or feature FB has. Through this social network, I can relax and get energized, rejuvenated and recharged even if I just stay in my own comfort zones.

Reading and posting ideas and thoughts on its “walls” as well as looking into my FB friends’ profiles, photos, videos and blogs excite me more. I consistently create notes as lecture guides or handouts and immediately tag my Tertiary students in the University for their information. This strategy is indeed appreciated and loved by my students as they are most of the times online – helping them save much time, effort and resources.

Also, Facebook gives me the privilege to set up a fan page or a group for some good purposes: recreation, work, business and entertainment. Fan pages and groups allow me reconnect with old friends and meet hundreds of people who have the same interests and experiences as mine. Through this feature, I can instantly send those people in the group an email regarding some updates, inputs and even reminders. FB definitely makes me save lots of time.

Allowing its users to discuss and share interests and ideas on various topics - anything under the sun, FB makes communication a lot easier; self-expression has become really possible and achievable; disclosing oneself has been less difficult and challenging; and, sharing networks has been both very effective and useful.

Most of all, I appreciate and thank FB for the privilege to getting closer to clients, old friends, distant relatives or loved ones, former colleagues, and even our mere acquaintances whom I’ve lost contact and communication with.

I simply love my FB account. Well, I hope you’ll create yours, too – as soon as possible. You might be missing its fun, excitement and pleasure. Indulge and experience the kind of convenience and satisfaction that FB provides – not just to my hubby, my family and friends but also to all those Facebook addicts and enthusiasts like me!

For me, Facebook is indeed...
My social networking website and personal software.
My outlet and haven.
My stress reducer.
My home and my virtual friend.

♥♥♥ Myraine ♥♥♥

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

How To Mend a Broken Heart...

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go... Maybe part of loving is learning to let go...

Here's How:

Accept reality - learn from those painful experiences, stand up, and move forward.

Get and Live a Happier Life - feel good about yourself and spend more Quality Time with people who really love you: family, loved ones, relatives and friends.

Love yourself - treat and pamper yourself, do some good things that you haven't done before or haven't done lately, try something new, eat out, relax, recharge, and discern.

Laugh Out Loud - laughter is the best medicine; chill out because tomorrow will surely be a better, brighter and more beautiful day for you!

Stay Blessed - have faith and always think positive; optimism has always been a good practice.

Live Life to the Fullest! Cheers!

Most of all, Say a Prayer - GOD knows what best and He'll stick with you 'til the end.

I always bear this mind: God does answer our prayers but not always as we expect.
He answers prayers in three ways:
And NOT YET....
Because you deserve something better.

GOD bless you as well as your heart's desires.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Prayer of a Mother and a Wife

To all moms and wives out there: Let's include this warm, sincere and beautiful prayer in our daily routines. Let's keep our lines open; communicating to/with GOD is a perfect thing to start our day right, well, the way HE wants us to. My fellow moms and wives, let's whisper one now...

Compassionate and loving God,
thank you for giving me the opportunity
and the challenge of being a mother.
I know that this is not an easy task -
to rear children and build a home.

Please help me when life seems too difficult,
when I lose my patience, understanding and generosity
toward my husband and my children.

Grant me the spirit of love, peace and joy
so that when I'm doing my daily routine, though heavy they may be,
these virtues may give me the strength to lighten my day.

Help me to be always cheerful and serene
so that my children and husband may look forward
to coming home again after school and after the day's work.

Dear God,
my constant prayer is my concern for my children,
that they may become successful in life,
able to serve their countrymen and women,
but more importantly that they may grow up to be
Your faithful children.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I Will Take You Forever...

Well, I didn't know why I suddenly got hooked with this song. I just feel overwhelmed and so kinikilig every time I hear the song.

Hubby and I cannot relate at all since I was his first, the one and only, Girlfriend in his entire existence here on Earth (so he was never a man who played around in love) and I was never a girl who trusted no one - Hubby wasn't my first love (he was the Second, FYI).
But I am so sure that he would be my Last, my Lifetime Love, my Man and my Inspiration.
And YES, I will take HIM forever.

Listen to this and fall in love...

I Will Take You Forever (Duet With Denise Laurel) – Kris Lawrence Music Code

I was a man who always played around in love
so quick to take but so afraid to give enough.
But now I've found the one
and heaven will only know what only my eyes can say and time can't take away.

I was a girl who trusted no one with my heart
and the dreams that young girls dream were just vanishing in the dark.
But now I've found the one and heaven will only know
what only my eyes can say.

They say -
That I will take you forever
and there will never be anyone else in my heart but you.
And I will take you forever
and there will never be anyone else but you
anyone else but you.

Now my touch belongs to you and
I will always be your best friend
now my secrets are safe with you
and the magic will never end.
Now you are the one and heaven will only know
what only our eyes can say.

They say -
That I will take you forever
and there will never be anyone else in my heart but you.
And I will take you forever and
there will never be anyone else but you
anyone else but you, anyone else but you.

That I will take you forever...
That I will take you forever...
That I will take you forever...

Hubby Rainier and Wifey Myraine
- forever!
We are happily married and the proud parents of Eieo; we are loved by our families and friends, blessed by GOD, grateful and faithful to HIM; and we are always happy and fulfilled.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Happy Fruit

Some Filipinos like us are used to calling the Yellow Yummy Banana as a happy fruit. Rich in fiber, potassium and other vitamins and minerals, which are all essential in living a healthier and happier life, banana promotes healthy digestion and creates a feeling of youthfulness.

Hubby Ren and I are both happy and thankful that our son, lil Eieo loves to eat banana (saging in Filipino) before or after his meal especially at lunch time. He’d get one from the table while smiling and giggling; he’d immediately peel it off on his own and take one big yummy bite. We can always see and feel the excitement, joy and satisfaction he’s experiencing every time he eats banana.

We’re so proud of our precious one – a toddler who loves eating banana as well as other nutritious fruits, vegetables and fish. Well, not all kids would love to eat those foods, right?

A banana a day keeps you smiling and happy all day. Take a bite today and feel great about yourself.

Encourage and motivate your kids to eat and love bananas, I’d love to pass the good news on. This happy fruit can surely help our children grow healthier, smarter and happier. Happy eating!