Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Wordless Wednesday


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Monday, 28 December 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday




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This is my Mellow Yellow Monday post. It looks like a real one. But actually it's only a painting made by a friend and was shared to me. Try to see more posts with Mellow Yellow Monday.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Yummy Sunday






Last Dec 23rd was our wedding anniversary. One of our friends send us a message telling us that she is sending some amount the day before. I ask her, really? Then I told her that it's our anniversary the next day. We were glad and we decided to bless our family friends too. We had our lunch here in KFC. We are really blessed with friends who care. We thanked the Lord for all of them.

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Friday, 25 December 2009

Skywatch Friday






A Blessed Christmas to all bloggers. For me, Christmas is the best season of the year! Jesus came to set us free.

This is my Skywatch picture. We were in Genting few years ago and we're able to visit this beautiful and interesting place. We're on this cable car. Interesting, right? Skywatchers  still on, visit the place and join, you still have time.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

A Signboard with a Humor



This is one of the signboards that has different meanings. You might laugh or get angry. Or you would never mind the thought of it. Anyway, I like this sign and I smile a bit, lol! There is humor but it makes sense.

A blessed Christmas to one and all!

Monday, 21 December 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday

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This is my Mellow Yellow Monday post. We call it Lantern Festival here in the city. It's fun and we enjoyed.
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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Scenic Sunday





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Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Watery Wednesday



Watery Wednesday is up and this is my post for today. Taken in Bacolod City, Phil. my hometown. Try to join and enjoy the day surfing other Watery Wednesday posts.

The 10 World's Most Powerful People in 2009

As I was checking the news last time, I saw this one and I want to share it with you. This is all about the 10 Most Powerful People on earth. Can you identify them?

U.S. President Barack Obama emerged, unanimously, as the world's most powerful person, and by a wide margin. Although there were a number of surprises. Former President George W. Bush didn't come close to making the final cut, while his predecessor in the Oval Office, Bill Clinton, ranks 31st,  Arnold Schwarzenegger, the movie star governor of California (alone, the world's fifth largest economy) did not make it.

1. Barack Obama

How powerful is he? Here are some proofs:
* Presides over world's largest, most innovative, most dynamic economy.
* Commander-in-chief of planet's richest, deadliest military.
* Finger on button of nuclear arsenal containing more than 5,000 warheads.
* Head-of-state of world's sole superpower.
* His Democrats have majorities in both U.S. House and Senate.
* Recently awarded Nobel Peace Prize, apparently for general awesomeness.


2. Hu Jintao

* Paramount political leader of more people than anyone else on the planet; 1.3 billion Chinese, some 70% in their prime working years of ages 15 to 64 powering world's low-cost workshop, transforming nation.
* Biggest buyer of U.S. debt avoided Chinese meltdown during financial crisis with massive stimulus package to encourage domestic spending.
* "Coming-out party" at 2008 Beijing Olympic Games showcased young, modern, harmonious society; reality often quite different — few political, religious, press freedoms; brutal suppression of Tibet; refusal to acknowledge Taiwanese independence.
* Still, credible estimates have China poised to overtake U.S. as world's largest economy in 25 years — although, crucially, not on a per-capita basis.




3. Vladimir Putin

* Prime Minister might as well be known as Czar, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russians.
* Vastly more powerful than his handpicked head-of-state, President Dmitry Medvedev.
* Presides over one-ninth of Earth's land area, vast energy and mineral resources.
* Former KGB officer unafraid to wield his power; invading Georgia, cutting off natural gas supplies to Ukraine or Western Europe (again).
* Declared nuclear power has veto on U.N.'s Security Council.
* "I'm deeply convinced that constant change is not for the better."




4. Ben S. Bernanke

* Former chairman of Princeton's economics department and noted Great Depression scholar now guiding world's largest economy through Great Recession; has overseen massive growth in Fed's balance sheet, from less than $900 billion in liabilities in August 2008 to more than $2.1 trillion today.
* With federal funds rate now effectively 0%, the so-called Bernanke Doctrine calls for using monetary policy to stave off deflation.
* "The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press, that allows it to produce as many dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost."




5. Sergey Brin and Larry Page

* If knowledge is power, maybe information is too. Brainy duo met in Stanford computer science Ph.D. program, now trying to put all the world's information at your fingertips.
* Known for collecting best and brightest young tech talent at Mountain View, Calif., "Googleplex"; employees encouraged to spend one day a week on personal projects; company often named "Best Place To Work" in America.
* Google guys' combined net worth of $30.6 billion would place them third on the Forbes 400.
* Yet despite professed intentions to "do no evil," Google is blamed in some quarters for decimating traditional publishing, journalism. Brin: "Some say Google is God, others say Google is Satan."



6. Carlos Slim HelĂș

* World's third-richest man is dominant economic force in Mexico, personal fortune equivalent to some 2% of Mexican GDP.
* Telecommunications monopolist: His Telemex owns 90% of Mexico's fixed telephone lines; his TelCel has 90% of wireless market.
* Also head of group dedicated to improving Mexico's roads, energy infrastructure, water supply.
* New focus, media: Last fall snapped up 7% stake in the New York Times Co., largest after Sulzberger owner-family.
* "I think it's perverse to believe there shouldn't be strong companies in poor countries."




7. Rupert Murdoch


* "The man who owns the news" still believes in print, not afraid to use vast media holdings to further personal political views.
* Media empire includes leading British (the Times), Australian (The Australian), American (The Wall Street Journal) newspapers, in addition to tabloids like the New York Post and The Sun (U.K.). Also movies (20th Century Fox), books (HarperCollins), television (Fox, BSkyB), online (MySpace).
* Weak ad-marketing hurting his News Corp.: net loss of $3.4 billion in fiscal 2009, stock off March lows, but still well below 2007 levels, when he made a $5.6 billion gamble on Dow Jones. "Quality journalism isn't cheap."




8. Michael T. Duke

* Runs world's largest retailer, more country than company: $401 billion in annual sales, 2 million employees, 8,000 stores.
* Wal-Mart alone is China's eighth-largest trading partner.
* Largest private-sector employer in U.S.; favorite target of unions; blamed and praised for backing Obama health care proposals, shifting economic power from manufacturers to retailers, from mom-and-pop to big box.
* "I am competitive by nature and I want to win."



9. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud

* Absolute ruler of desert kingdom that contains the world's largest crude oil reserves, two holiest sites in Islam.
* State-owned oil producer Saudi Aramco most profitable company on Earth, earns more than $200 billion a year, has reserves of 260 billion barrels or 25% of planet's known supply.
* Ultimate succession unclear: 85-year-old king's official heir is 81-year-old Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
* In 2006, established committee of senior princes to ensure smooth transition in the event both become incapacitated.



10. William Gates III

* Richest man in the world dominated, transformed software business.
* More than 85% of world's hundreds of millions of computer users stare at, struggle with, Microsoft products on daily basis.
* Second act: Saving the world. Still Microsoft chairman, but now devotes day-to-day to his Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, the largest charity on Earth with $34 billion endowment. Foundation devoted to reducing hunger, improving education and fighting diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.

I'm really glad to know that the richest man in the world had a foundation in helping the poor and the needy. 

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Scenic Sunday



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This is my Scenic Sunday post for this week. Hope you like it. A friend of mine shared this photo last week and I wanted to share it with you. Blessings to all ! More posts here.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Traffic Light Sensor

While I was surfing the net last time I saw this news and it has something that we need to know. I guess, I will share it with you. Here it is:

Is the sensor on top of the traffic light a camera?

Generally, the writer believes they are passive infra red (PIR) devices to detect the presence of a vehicle stopping at the red traffic light. This is to notify the traffic light computer that a car is present and the lights should be changed. The advantage of the PIR is that its a lot cheaper and simpler than burying weight sensors in the road surface.

Many states have instituted a system to aid emergency response vehicles. This system consists of a sensor (which you have noted), the control circuitry in the light control housing, and a programmed strobe on an emergency vehicle.

Watch next time an ambulance drives past you, there is a strobe usually on top of the cab which is flashing a pattern. When this sensor picks this up, the light goes red in all directions to allow the ambulance to maneuver through without getting hit.

The sensors that others are referring to which tell the traffic lights who is where are not pir, they are loops of wire buries below each lane where the cars come to stop at a red light. They work by induction and are responsible for red light cameras, stop light function, the whole shebang.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Watery Wednesday




It's Watery Wednesday once again. Here's my post for this day. We had a great time with our new friend few days back and we shared some experiences while driving this boat. It's refreshing and we enjoyed roaming around this big lake while feeding some fish.

More Watery Wednesday posts here. Have a blessed Wednesday!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Today's Flowers




Today's Flowers is up again. Try to join and share your fantastic and beautiful photos with us. More Today's Flowers here.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Skywatch Friday # 2






I like this photo. A friend of mine shared this to me last week and I'm excited to post it here.
It's Skywatch Friday and the sky is blue. Does it look beautiful? Please visit Skywatch Friday for more interesting views.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Watery Wednesday







It's Watery Wednesday once again. Another day to share watery moments with others.Please join us and visit other Watery Wednesday posts here.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Scenic Sunday


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Scenic Sunday once again. It's time to share your scenic photos and visit others as well. You can see many places around the world by just joining this meme. Come now and enjoy. More Scenic Sunday photos here.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Avocado fruit







Avocado? I guess, you know this kind of fruit. A fruit that has many varieties, tastes, sizes and prices as well. It has also a healing touch from the tree to it's fruit. My father planted a lot in our place in the Phil. It's very delicious and tasty. We could even take the skin and ate the flesh so easily. We really love to eat this kind of fruit.

When I came to Thailand, I was looking for this fruit. I could hardly find any and I wonder why? Then came the month of December, I saw avocado in the grocery store. I was so excited to buy, when my hubby asked, we were shocked of the price, because we were used to buy at a cheaper price in the Phil. We can buy per kilo but here one piece costs 3$??? For us, it's very expensive. When I knew the price I didn't buy anyway, hehe! I forced myself not to buy. After few weeks I saw it again but it's already 50% less. So I decided to buy although it's still a bit expensive for me.

Here in Thailand, avocado is known as Rich Emulsion for skin care, make up, cleansing and many others. They call it Skin Food Beauty for ladies and women of course. Avocado has many benefits to our body such as:

1. Traditionally, it helps people with sexual problems.

2. It has antioxidant and can be used for skin disorders

3. It will aid healing for people suffering from digestive and circulatory problems

4. If there are skin problems avocado can be applied to rashes and rough skin to make it smoother and softer.

5. The fruit has beta-carotene that helps prevent cancer. The more brighter the fruit, the more beta-carotene it gives.

I remember when I was still small, my grandma will put some of the flesh of avocado to our face and other parts of our body. I didn't understand before but now I understand the benefits of it.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Watery Wednesday



Watery Wednesday is always an awaited meme.
Water is life,
therefore we need water all the time to keep going.


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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Fruits! Fruits! Healthy Fruits!



Fruits are very cheap in Thailand. We have learned to eat a lot because we can buy anywhere especially during night time. Most of the planters sell their own produced fruits. There is no middle man here unlike in the Phil., fruits are quite expensive because from the planters to the middle man and  from the middle man to the seller and from the seller to the buyers. It goes a long, long way to reach the buyer so to say. That's why fruits are expensive there in the Phil. although our fruits are delicious too but many could not avail nor eat a  lot of fruits because of this way of selling.

Fruits are good source of vitamins and minerals that our body need everyday. It gives us strength and  energy. It also helps ease pimples and treats other skin problems. It was already tested and proven by many. I, for one could attest to it. I love to eat to eat fruits and vegetables, so I look young, I guess, huh! I also encouraged and sometimes forced my kiddos to eat some for a healthy and strong body. They really love to it mangoes, bananas, apples, oranges, chicos, grapes and the like. But I still need to force them to eat some vegies, although they ate some but still need to be encouraged. I guess, that's one of our rules as parents - to lead them and to guide them the right choice of food, for a better health and a healthy body as well.

Here are some of the common fruits here in Thailand. I share some of the photos again next time.

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