Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen : Environmental Care

Thirteen Things about Environmental Care

1. Practice proper garbage segregation at home. Start by segregating biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste.

2. Check out Waste Markets near your area where you can donate or sell recyclable items.

3. Recycle paper to save our trees. Many offices in the Philippines are now using recycled paper in printing office documents. If your office is not yet doing this, try to suggest this to your office admin.

4. Go paperless. If hard copies of reports and other documents are not necessary, save them on the computer instead of printing.

5. Avoid using plastic bags when going to the grocery. Bring your own non-plastic bags that you can re-use. Some supermarkets give you the option to avail of their non-plastic bags for a minimal fee.

6. To avoid adding to air pollution, have your vehicles go through emission test regularly.

7. Conserve electricity at home, in school, at the office ... wherever and whenever possible.

8. Conserve water in all places. For example if you see a faucet in the public bathroom that was left open, make it a point to close it.

9. Support the Clean Air Act. Do not burn garbage.

Plant trees.

11. Teach your own children about the importance of taking care of Mother Earth while they are young so they can grow up with a strong sense of caring for the environment.

12. Encourage others to do their share in taking care of the environment. Every small task counts.

13. Support organizations, foundations and projects dedicated to environmental care and conservation.

My husband and I took part of Project E.A.R.T.H. last Jan. 26, 2008. E.A.R.T.H. stands for Environmental Awareness and Responsive Through Homebuilding. It was a project aimed to encourage residents to sustain the well being of village communities. Below are some photos taken during that day ...

Motorcade around Avida Villages in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, Tree Planting activity and entertaining intermission number featuring puppet show and mascot dance number

Me together with Mundo and Munda, mascots of Project E.A.R.T.H.

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Tagged :: Alphabet Tag

Rule #1
Copy all the links below and replace a single link under the appropriate alphabet. If your domain name, or even the title of your blog, starts with an ” A,” you’d replace the link under that alphabet and put the replaced link at the bottom. Also, don’t forget to credit the tagger, or where you got the list from, at the end of the list with a full URL of the post so that a ping back gets generated.
  17. qweddings.com1

Replaced link:
Previous tagger:

Rule #2You now have to “tag” at least five people and encourage them to participate so that this thing spreads like a virus. Remember, though, that not everyone’s into these kinds of things, so don’t be upset if they don’t participate. Just simply replace your tag. Remember to tag blogs only and no pornographic ones as we do want to keep the integrity as a blogging community. TIP: Tag your frequent EntreCard droppers via its messaging system.

I am tagging... Sasha, Jenny, Kailani, Jayver and Midas

Rule #3 Just like any other “meme” out there, ask a question for your taggees to answer along with your own answer to your previous question. This is optional.———–END HERE—————-

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Tagged :: World Bang Meme

I was tagged by Janice. This tag help us to promote our blog, and also increase our technorati authority. Just Follow the rules.....

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1. You do not have to be tagged to play along. This game is simple and so are the rules.

Copy from *Start Copy Here* through *End Copy Here*
2. Add your site(s) to the list. Just be sure to post at each site you add.
3. Tag or don’t tag, your choice, however, the more tags you create the bigger the list will grow.
4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list. (If you would like the scroll box code, leave me your email address and I will email it to you.)
5. Come back and copy the master list back to your site, often. This process will allow late-comers to get as much link benefit as the first ones in.

1-Attitude, the Ultimate Power 2-Juliana's Site 3-Rusin Roundup 4-Grow Rich Along With Me 5-Comedy Plus 6-lynda's loft 7-Amel's Realm 8-MAX 9-Speedcat Hollydale 10-Mariuca 11-Complain Complain Complain 12-Mariuca's Perfume Gallery 13-Life Is A Roller Coaster 14-Sugar Queen's Dream 15-First Time Dad 16-Life 17-My Life 18-The Painted Veil 19-My Thoughts 21-Little Aussie Cynic 22-A Nice Place in the Sun 24-Lady Java's Lounge 25-Cat Tales 26-A Total Blog 27-At Your Service 28- Unchained Melody 29- Listening, Learning, Living 30-Spiff, The Spaceman 31-Hanna 32-The Callalily Space 33-This is a miracle... 34- Hazel 35- Rooms of My Heart 36 - Journey with WaterLearner 37 - Mamabliss38 - Brainybimbo 38 - Life 39 - Soulful Thoughts 40 - Heart of Rachel

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You dont want to be left behind in ranking don't you?
So faster get this up.

I tag the following: Rey, Nina, Hailey, Jessie, Arlene, Tisha

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Fish Out of Water

I missed three gym sessions and when I returned today, I found out that our instructor incorporated something new in our morning routine. Instead of the usual Tae Bo, he started the "Hip Hop" Dance Aero (I just don't know what to call it).

I found it hard to follow and I was a little shy doing the steps. Honestly, dancing is not exactly one of my strong points. I think I have two left feet. Ha ha! Anyway, I'm comfortable with my gym buddies because they also happen to be fellow moms from school. I see the dance steps on TV and never imagined myself doing it. It felt a little awkward seeing myself on the mirror. I couldn't help but laugh. I felt like a fish out of water.

The new steps are for targeted for the abs. The new work out program will take some time getting used to but I think it will be fun.

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Worldless Wednesday #9

If you have time, kindly check out my Wordless Wednesday entry here. Thanks!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tagged :: Yohan's 1st Meme

Yohan has been tagged by Luis, lovable son of Sanni of Coffee 2 go and by Matthew, charming son of Charlotte.

It's Yohan first meme and we're both excited to share these 8 random things about him ...

Yohan's 8 Random Things ...

1. I'm in Nursery (Pre-school) at The Nazareth School. Photo courtesy of Yohan's teacher.

2. I turned 4 years old last July 18, 2007.

3. I want to be a chef when I grow up.

4. I love collecting Thomas and Friends.

5. I am fond of animals. I love going to the zoo. When I was a year old, I sat on the back of an ostrich and touched a tiger cub at a petting zoo we visited.

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6. I can't explain it but I'm afraid of mascots. I don't mind waving at them from a distance but I don't like to go near them.

7. I enjoy doing all sorts of crafts.

8. For some reason, people like giving me nicknames. My mom said I'm her "treasure" at the end of the rainbow. Teacher Renn said I'm her "hero."

Yohan with Teacher Renn.

On behalf of Yohan I would like to tag the following:

Pio (through Wenchie)
Ipan Jr. (through Cess)
Julian (through Julie)
Jacob (through Tita Princess)
Patricia (through Jo)
Gaby (through Cookie)
Patchy (through Chats)
Zac (through Janice)

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Happy Birthday Connie

This is for my dear friend C o n n i e.
May each day be as exciting as the next.
Wishing you sweet moments to
cherish for a lifetime.
God bless you on your special day.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Comforts of Central Heating

It's so easy to take for granted the climate we have here in the Philippines. More often, I complain about our warm weather but I realized how heat can be very important to people living in other countries. I have many relatives living in cold climate countries. I learned how important it is to have dependable heating available to them. I found out that quality service is a big consideration when choosing a company that provides central heating. At Northern Gas Heating, you are assured of great service and affordable pricing that fit your requirements.

Getting Central heating installation is a good investment because you can expect a dependable source of heat especially during the cold months of the year. Access to controllable warmth and hot water are added comforts to life. The benefit of saving on energy costs is a great added value that Northern Gas Heating gives its clients. It doesn’t stop there, because Northern Gas Heating gives a free five-year warranty to its valuable customers.

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Happy Birthday Nancze

I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to my dear friend ...

Hope that you will have a beautiful celebration with your dear ones.
May your heart be filled with joy and inspiration.
I also pray that you will have a speedy recovery my friend.
Take care and God bless.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Weekend Snapshot #14

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Last Saturday, January 26, 2008, my husband and I participated in a tree planting activity spearheaded by Avida Land Corp in line with its Clean and Green Project with this year's theme "Project E.A.R.TH." (I'll share more about this in another post).

We planted several Mahogany and Molave trees around San Rafael Estates. It was a fun activity and it felt good to be able to have a small contribution in promoting environmental awareness.

Tree Planting Activity at San Rafael Estates, Sto. Tomas, Batangas.

My hubby (wearing shades) and I (wearing A cap) with fellow residents of San Antonio Heights.

Hope you can also visit my weekend snapshot at Soulful Thoughts (my other blog). I would appreciate it very much. Thank you.

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Life is a Journey ...

There are times when I'm in a reminiscing mood. I realized that if we learn to look back over the years with a positive attitude, we can use our experiences as stepping stones to help lead us towards the right direction. Sometimes, we get side tracked or we fall but the decision is always ours. If we choose to be brave, to stand up and continue with our journey, there is always hope of joyful times ahead.

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Online Billiards

Playing billiards is a favorite past time of my cousins. I still need a lot of practice but I also enjoy billiards. In fact, billiards have become a favorite sport in the country. It's amazing that you can now enjoy playing virtual billiards. I found out that there are even billiard tournaments that you can take part of. It sounds fun and exciting. Billiard enthusiast can have a great time playing online pool and even have the chance to win cash prizes.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Photo Hunt :: Old Fashion

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This is quite an old fashioned kerosene lamp that my parents bought early during their marriage. They used it to light the house whenever there was a brownout (power failure).

After several years, this kerosene lamp looks old . You can see the worn out paint and signs of rust but it is still very useful. We bought several rechargeable lamps in the past but they just didn't last unlike this old fashioned kerosene lamp that has outlived its modern counterparts. It might look worn out but it is very dependable during brownouts.

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Tree Planting Today

I'll be posting my Photo Hunt entry later today. I'm off early to participate in a Tree Planting activity. Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Let me know if you dropped by. Take care.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Aloha Friday #16

Rules: Post any question on your blog on a Friday, share your answer and sign Kailani's Mr. Linky. Then have fun answering the questions of fellow participants by visiting their blogs.

What was the last movie you watched at the movie theater?

The last movie I watched with my husband and son was Bee Movie. It was an entertaining movie but I won't consider it as one of my favorite animated films. I'm just glad Yohan had a great time which is more important than what I thought of the film.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Tita Princess

I want to wish my dear Aunt

a very Happy Birthday!

May you always have a reason to look forward to each morning.
I wish you more opportunities to travel to new and exciting places.
I hope that your home will always be filled with joy and laughter.
May the kindness you show upon others return to you threefold.
May God bless you and send you many wonderful blessings.

Rachel, Jules and Yohan

I'm sure she will be happy to receive birthday wishes from you.
You may send her warm thoughts here.

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Thursday Thirteen : I Love You in Different Languages

Image Hosted by Valentine's Day is just a few weeks ahead. Romance is in the air so I was inspired to do some research about different ways of saying I Love You. I found the following on the internet. Just in case you found one that is not correct, kindly let me know. If your country is not included, I'd love to know how you say I Love You in your country.

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  1. I love You. - English
  2. Mahal Kita. – Filipino
  3. Je t'aime – French
  4. Ich liebe dich – German
  5. Aloha au ia'oe – Hawaiian
  6. Szeretlek – Hungarian
  7. Ngo oi ney or Wo ai ni – Chinese
  8. Ik hou van je – Dutch
  9. Saya cinta padamu – Indonesian
  10. Ai shite ru or Kimi o ai shiteru – Japanese
  11. Sarang hapnida – Korean
  12. Gwa ai lee – Taiwanese
  13. Seni seviyorum - Turkish

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