Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Scared to Death - Kz Tandingan

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xoxo, Mommy Mai
Let us patronize and love our own.
Cheers to P-Pop. Love OPM. Go PINOYs!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Apak-Apak WHD Healing Mat - A Miracle Foot Massager Magnetic Mat

Prevention is better than cure. Yes, indeed. Read on as I personally recommend this great product and invention of a Filipino genius. Happy reading! 0915.871.8721.

This excellent product which is also known as "apak-apak" or WONDER HEALING MAT is a 12x12 inches square rubber with 400 studs in different heights and 20 magnets that helps to activate the Natural Healing Power of the human body.
Apak-Apak WHD Healing Mat

These 400 studs of WHD Healing Mat is use to apply pressure onto particular areas of the soles of the feet. A reflex action in another part of the body is stimulated by the manipulation of each specific area.

According to Chinese medicine, the sensory nerves of the internal organs that spread throughout the body are mainly gathered around the soles of the feet.

As we’re now living in a new civilization, walking with barefoot is not a usual practice. We recommend using the WHD Healing Mat to cure your illness and to prevent different kinds of sickness.

Just walk or Apak-Apak on WHD HEALING MAT for 30 minutes and you will see and feel the amazing results.
Great BENEFITS to Your Health:
Relieves pain and stiffness caused by too much exercise or excessive use of muscle.
Helps prevent and cure many symptoms such as headache, stress, asthma, constipation, sinusitis and migraine.
Boosts  blood circulation
Helps the body's function to naturally return into its homeostasis
Proven effective for healing the following sickness: Immune system power booster. Voice improvement. High Blood. Diabetes. Chest Pain. Prostate. Migraine. Headache. Stomachache. Toothache. Stiff neck. Fever. Shortness in breathing. Muscle Pain. Sinusitis. Sore throat. Sore eyes. Gum problems. Eye bags. Cyst. Varicose Veins.  Arthritis. Aids. Cancer. Stroke. 

Proven good in the following: Blood Circulation. Respiratory System. Digestive System. Urinary System. Nervous System. Liver. Gall Bladder. Spleen. Pancreas. Heart.        

WHD Foot Massager Magnetic Mat
Proven to ease your: Back pain. Lower back pain - relieving all body pains. 


If a person's blood becomes too thick it can damage blood vessels and increase the risk of heart attacks. But a Temple University physicist has discovered that the human blood can be thinned by subjecting it to a magnetic field. ~ Source: ScienceDaily June 7, 2011

Rongjia Tao, professor and chair of physics at Temple University, has pioneered the use of electric or magnetic fields to decrease the viscosity of oil in engines and pipelines. Now, he is using the same magnetic fields to thin human blood in the circulation system.

"By selecting a suitable magnetic field strength and pulse duration, we will be able to control the size of the aggregated red-cell chains, hence to control the blood's viscosity," said Tao. "This method of magneto-rheology provides an effective way to control the blood viscosity within a selected range."

After a lot of experiments and experiences it is discovered that many physical and chemical properties of body water changes when it is exposed to the influence of weak magnetic field. These changed properties, namely, its temperature, density, electrical conductivity, surface tension and viscosity exist for a long time. The blood is also a fluid hence it is also influenced by magnetic fields and its properties also undergo a change when it is brought in contact with magnets.

The blood consists of many inorganic salts and its important constituents and the properties of blood change under magnetic flux. This changed circulates through the whole body and provides beneficial influence on the entire body and relieves or prevents many ailments, thus affecting human metabolism.

Magnetic fields exist and do interact with the constituents of human tissues. All physical matter including ourselves consists of atoms and molecules, all moving about, some slow, some fast, depending on their molecular make-up. For instance, iron and nutrient rich blood cells are heavy and move slow, blood returning to be replenished moves fast. This constant movement in our bodies’ causes’ friction, this friction gives us heat in the form of body temperature. This movement that causes temperature also causes a magnetic energy field.

Affect of magnets on hormone secretion:

The joint effect of internal heat of the body and external heat caused by the magnet improves the function of internal secretion of hormones. The transmission of blood is done rapidly against this heat. The capillary vessels spreading all over like a net around hormone secretion tubes expand to a large extent and thus concentrates oxygen, which gradually supply hormone secretion into the tubes. By using the magnets continuously, various diseases caused by the lack of hormone secretion can be improved. The magnetic flux enters the tissues and works to regulate hormone secretion which preserves youth by providing energy and by normalizing the functions of the internal organs.

Affect of magnets on Pituitary Gland:

The Pituitary gland in human body is a ductless body located at the base of the brain, which always discharges hormone secretion. It helps in the body growth. The magnets can help the boys and girls to increase their height to some extent up to the age of 14-15 years in normal cases by increasing the secretion from this gland.

Affect of magnets on acceleration of Self-Curative powers:

The magnetic flux is a natural healing power and it revitalizes the self-healing property of the human body. The strong magnetic flux enters deeply into muscles, fatty tissues and bones and thus gives intense relief to the nerves. The use of magnet helps to improve even incurable diseases in a short period and increases self- curative powers.

Heart and Geomagnetic Activity

The link between the heart attacks and the geomagnetic activity is discovered by the scientists of the National Geophysics Research Institute, Hyderabad. The fluctuations in earth`s magnetic field are caused by solar flare and sunspot activity. These scientists also noticed that heart attack cases generally occurred during geomagnetic disturbances showing rapid fluctuations and pulsations. These pulsatory fields react with human heart or brain electrical potential and cause heart attacks or psychiatric disturbances in persons who are not otherwise in perfect shape and condition.

So, what are you waiting for?


Saturday, January 19, 2013

On Saving and Investing - BPI Trade is Good to Go!

I have here some good notes on inspiring us to become wiser in handling our funds and choosing to save for the future. Happy reading!

"If your pattern is to spend everything you get, most likely an increase in cash will just result in an increase in spending." - Robert Kiyosaki

Famous Quotes by Warren Buffett on Investing

‘Never invest in a business you cannot understand.’
‘Always invest for the long term.’
‘Buy a business, don’t rent stocks.’

‘Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.’
‘I really like my life. I’ve arranged my life so that I can do what I want.’
‘We will only do with your money what we would do with our own.’
‘If you don’t feel comfortable owning something for 10 years, then don’t own it for 10 minutes.’

‘I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor.’

‘Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.’
‘The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient.’
‘Stop trying to predict the direction of the stock market, the economy, interest rates, or elections.’

‘I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for ten years.’
‘We don’t get paid for activity, just for being right. As to how long we will wait, we’ll wait indefinitely.’

‘Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can’t buy what is popular and do well.’
‘It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.’

‘The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.’
‘Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.’

‘I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.’
‘Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, ‘Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.’
‘Our favorite holding period is forever.’

‘Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.’

‘Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.’
‘Unless you can watch your stock holding decline by 50% without becoming panic-stricken, you should not be in the stock market.’
‘The critical investment factor is determining the intrinsic value of a business and paying a fair or bargain price.’

‘Risk can be greatly reduced by concentrating on only a few holdings.’
‘It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.’
‘If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.’
‘Cash never makes us happy, but it’s better to have the money burning a hole in Berkshire’s pocket than resting comfortably in someone else’s.’
‘A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.’
‘The investor of today does not profit from yesterday’s growth.’
‘You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.’

‘It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.’

‘You ought to be able to explain why you’re taking the job you’re taking, why you’re making the investment you’re making, or whatever it may be. And if it can’t stand applying pencil to paper, you’d better think it through some more. And if you can’t write an intelligent answer to those questions, don’t do it.’

‘An investor needs to do very few things right as long as he or she avoids big mistakes.’
‘Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.’
‘I do not like debt and do not like to invest in companies that have too much debt, particularly long-term debt. With long-term debt, increases in interest rates can drastically affect company profits and make future cash flows less predictable.’

‘We will reject interesting opportunities rather than over-leverage our balance sheet.’
‘I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.’
‘If at first you do succeed, quit trying on investing.’
‘I don’t measure my life by the money I’ve made. Other people might, but certainly don’t.’
‘Anything can happen in stock markets and you ought to conduct your affairs so that if the most extraordinary events happen, that you’re still around to play the next day.’
‘A great investment opportunity occurs when a marvelous business encounters a one-time huge, but solvable problem.’

‘You do not adequately protect yourself by being half awake when other are sleeping.’
‘We like to buy businesses, but we don’t like to sell them.’
‘Money to some extent sometimes let you be in more interesting environments. But it can’t change how many people love you or how healthy you are.’
‘Enjoy your work and work for whom you admire.’

‘With enough insider information and a million dollars, you can go broke in a year.’
‘In a commodity business, it’s very hard to be smarter than your dumbest competitor.’
‘A hyperactive stock market is the pickpocket of enterprise.’

‘Valuing a business is part art and part science.’
‘Chains of habits are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.’

On Earning: “Never depend on single income. Make investment to create a second source.”

On Spending: “If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.”

On Saving: “Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.”

On Risk: “Never test the depth of river with both the feet.”

On Investment: “Do not put all your eggs in one basket.”

On Expectation: “Honesty is very expensive gift. Do not expect it from cheap people.”

Friday, January 18, 2013

News Cafe at Ramada Central - Breakfast Buffet

Hubby and I love foods; we love buffet and so we tried the breakfast buffet at News Cafe in Ramada Hotel in Binondo, Manila.

We got in the hotel around 9:30 a.m. after visiting and having our intentions said at Binondo Church - Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz. Everybody at the hotel seemed to be so nice and courteous - from the security personnel, receptionists, News Cafe staff and many others.

Hubby started his plate and took his first bite - expressing his satisfaction of the foods taste, texture and variety. (I was so happy that hubby had a thumbs-up gesture for he was so difficult to please when it comes to buffets.) Meanwhile, I had to sip a cup of coffee first. I got my plate after my first cup and agreed that the food was great. 

Yes, we had a very great breakfast buffet experience though we thought that we'd be happier if we had our kiddo with us. We miss our Lil Eieo; he might enjoy the food, too.

We tried to get a little of everything and decided to indulge in every bite. And we didn't go wrong to really try it out. 

As of the moment, hubby and I really would recommend this and would pass the good news on. So my dear readers and fellow bloggers, you may consider visiting Ramada Manila Central, News Cafe and enjoy your dining experience, too. 

This is really a must-try! You'll love it. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Oh well, let me get straight to the point.

Price - 4/5 (good at Php 299 per person)
Food/Taste - 4/5 (great dining experience)
Service - 5/5 (all were courteous and nice)
Ambiance - 4/5 (very relaxing and cozy but may be too crowded; space may be so limited for many guests)
Proximity - 3/5 (still need to take a cab though)
Overall Value - 4.5/5


Mommy Mai

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Sweetest Date with Hubby

Hubby and I have been together for more than a decade. And having a simple getaway with him knocks me off my feet. Our Palawan escapades were the best but this simple day out we had last Saturday, January 5, 2013 (our first ever date for 2013) just seemed to be the sweetest.

I knew it. Hubby is not into watching movies in theaters; he'd rather buy DVD's and have marathon with me, Eieo, other family members or even our friends.But this time, we again shared good foods, relaxing spa and body massages, great movie, and the sweetest - our 'holding hands' moments.

So simple but very sweet.

Thanks, daddy! Love you more.

Mommy Mai

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A Beautiful Affair

Friday, January 11, 2013

Prayer on Rizal Day - December 30

Let us put ourselves in the holy presence of GOD...

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Our God and Almighty Father, we are gathered here today to bear witness and celebrate the heroism of our patriot, Dr. Jose Rizal. We thank you for giving us a noble hero who imparted us his wisdom and courageous accomplishments to awaken our forefathers’ nationalism.

Like Rizal, help us to love our country more and commit ourselves to serve our fellowmen with all honesty, dedication and responsiveness. Guide our youths that they may adhere to the principles and values of our national hero. Lead us to the path of selflessness for us to become a man for others and a hero on our own simple ways.

We firmly believe in your graciousness and mercy. Bless our city, our beloved Meycauayan. Bless our leaders and all those who extend their efforts in making this city progressive, peaceful and a place where we can all live harmoniously.

We ask these in Jesus’ name. Amen.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Online English Teacher for ESL and EFL Students

Hello there.

Are looking for an online English teacher or EFL tutor? Or do you wish to have free talks or casual conversations in English to help you improve your communication skills? You have just landed on the right page.

Let me help you out and let's join hands in your journey to learning English: grammar, speech, article discussion, reading, writing, listening, free talks, many more.

So, if you wish to have your online English teacher now, ping me or add me in Skype ID - carluenpolicarpio

See you online! Let's have the most exciting learning experiences. Enjoy such fun-filled discussions jam-packed with effective instructional materials and easy-to-understand modules, and a whole lot more. Rock and roll, students!

Teacher Mai is a graduate degree holder with specializations in education, ESL/EFL teaching, journalism, mass media, communication, and research. I have been into teaching for more than a decade and I must say that it has really been a great and fun experience. 

Teaching foreign students online gives me the fulfillment of being able to inspire more lives and travel the world even in the comforts of my home. I am very passionate about teaching, writing blogs and articles, traveling, and trying out new things. I love meeting new people, spending quality time with my family and friends, social networking, nature-tripping, reading good books, and attending seminars and workshops for personal and professional growth. 

I am committed to continuously touch the lives of my students and be a blessing to them, guiding them to their journey to life. Truly, being a teacher is a challenging yet a very fulfilling experience.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Making My Marriage Last a Lifetime

Dad, Mom, Eieo and Eiea
I love him. He loves me. We've got love. But is that really enough? Love is so powerful that yes, it could move mountains. We have love and we're willing to stick together to keep this marriage alive, burning and kicking. We'll do whatever it takes - just to grow old together and to keep our vows of a lifetime commitment.

Yes, our isn't perfect and I know it won't ever be. But I know I am so blessed for having my hubby as he has loved me all his life though he isn't that expressive and showy about it. He has his own little ways of making me feel loved ; he has shown and taught me love differently. Now that I understand his language of love, I have been trying my best to read between the lines and appreciate all his actions and gestures towards me and our family. 

I have been married to my dearest hubby for more than six years now and yes, it has been a bumpy ride. We've got ups and downs (limited only to petty quarrels and misunderstandings) which I believe are just normal and part of discovering life and marriage. I am very thankful for not having big issues and problems with him (I just didn't know is he has on me, I hope none either). I am still very grateful to GOD for blessing me with a husband whose heart is as big and as good as what I have prayed for. 

We have differences; we've even have some gaps and misunderstanding at times but that could never be a reason to keep us apart and lose this great feeling, love. I could never imagine how life would be without him. I always pray to live a longer and happier life with him on my side as whenever I see our hands together, I feel overwhelmed, blessed and fulfilled. Holding hands - priceless. 

Having Eieo in our life has made our life better and a lot happier. And I think, when we finally have Eiea in God's time, life would be at its best, the happiest ever. Yes, love is enough to keep us together and make us stick to this lifetime commitment. 

And I'll make this marriage last forever. How? I'll do whatever it takes just to get pregnant again; we'll be working our way to have another blessing. With fingers crossed, we will have Eiea soon. I believe and I pray. 

Hugs and Kisses,

Mommy Mai