Dec 29 2014

Merry Christmas!

Well, wouldn’t it be nice to greet people Merry Christmas in a different language? That would be really awesome right? Don’t fret. I got you covered. Here’s a video on how you could say Merry Christmas in other languages. Oh but take note, I am not sure their pronunciation is right. That’s the gist of it. And by the way, Maligayang Pasko. That’s Merry Christmas in Filipino. My friend taught me that!

Dec 9 2014

An Advice In Buying A New House

When you are planning to purchase a new house, there would be tons of questions you would want to ask. Usually you would ask questions like:

Is this the perfect house for me?

Is it worth buying?

How old is the house?

How is the house constructed and what are the construction materials used?

How much would it cost?

Is it safe to live in?

What’s the history of the house?

And those are just some of the many questions buyers would ask and sometimes there are even unreasonable questions that would surely surprise home sellers. But sometimes, they end up forgetting one particular question that they should actually ask.

IS THE HOUSE TERMITE PROOFED?

When you are buying a house, make sure you ask this question. Although you might not get an honest answer (so many dishonest realtors these days) it wouldn’t be a bad thing to ask this question. You have the right to ask this question. After all, you need to make sure you would make a wise investment and it wouldn’t be a good thing if you ended up buying a house that has termite infestation. NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE IN A HOUSE WITH TERMITES!!!

Just to be safe, you should bring Temecula termite control with you. Having a professional to do a thorough inspection would surely give you a peace of mind. It will give you the reassurance that the house you are considering to buy is safe and sound. However, if the seller or realtor refuses to have a thorough inspection from the professional you brought with you, then this is a bad sign.

Sep 30 2014

Healthy Food – A Growing Interest To Many

 

There was this article I have read stating that there’s a growing interest in consuming healthy food among a large percentage of our population these days. The article further stated that consumers have become more aware regarding their nutritional deficits and poor eating habits.

Yes, without a doubt there’s a growing interest when it comes to consuming healthy food today. For instance, more and more people are interested in knowing what goes into their mouth. We see a lot of gluten-free, bromate-free, sugar-free, sodium-free and many other so called “healthier options” in the market today. Furthermore, there are a lot of superfoods and devices that help us cook our meals in a healthier way.

Aside from this, we also see a lot of fast food Chicago restaurants today offering healthy dishes. One good example is Pockets restaurant – a fast food chain that focuses on healthy sandwiches made from fresh and local produce. Even restaurants known for their calorie rich meals (eg. McDonalds, Chipotle and Burger King) are offering healthier options. And surprisingly a lot of people welcome such dishes.Even the media, schools and many establishments are spreading the good word about responsible eating – eating foods that are healthy to your body as well as being watchful of what you are eating.

Unfortunately, there are still many people who haven’t joined the bandwagon… perhaps they are too heavy or obese to follow after it. LOL. They should realize that the irresponsibility they have when it comes to consuming food would only lead them to their early demise. Furthermore, eating unhealthily is torture. Your organs gradually deteriorate and suffer under pressure as you grow fatter and fatter. In the end, they would have to work twice, thrice or many times harder in order for your body to function. When they are no longer capable to work properly, then you are a goner!

Sep 29 2014

Making Grilled Cheese Healthy

 

Grilled cheese is one of the most favourite sandwiches to most people. It is a comfort food that is loved by many, including me. I like to savour the hot and crispy toast and the melted cheese – together it is a heaven. However, unlike the healthy sandwiches you find in certain healthy fast food Chicago restaurants like Pockets, grilled cheese is a sandwich that would surely tighten your arteries for it is high in fats and calories. Although the nutritional value of grilled cheese is low, you can still make it more nutritious if you want.

If you are planning to make grilled cheese, instead of regular white bread, use whole-grain bread. This makes your sandwich healthier and richer in fiber. You can also use whole-grain bread on many other types of sandwiches like ham, tuna, chicken and etc. Consuming whole-grain bread will help in regulating blood sugar levels and make the body more vigorous than before.

Since there’s no rule saying you have to use only one particular cheese when it comes to grilled cheese, you can use your choice of cheese. If you want to have a healthier grilled cheese, then choose cheese that are low in fat like edam, emmental, gruyere, feta, ricotta and mozarella or low sodium cheeses like brick, goat cheese, cream cheese and swiss.

To make your grilled sandwich even healthier, reduce the amount of cheese you put into it and if you are used to adding condiments like salt and others that are high in sodium, try to reduce the amount you put or avoid doing so. Additionally, instead of margarine or butter, use olive oil. Olive oil is healthier than margarine or butter. Moreover, add fresh veggies like tomato, zucchini, lettuce or others to increase your grilled cheese’s nutritional value.

Jul 30 2014

Baby Cow Names

retarded-cowThere are five cows on a farm, one mamma cow and four baby calves. The first baby walks up to the mom and asks, “Momma, why is my name Rose?” The mommy cow replies, “Well honey, a rose petal fell on your head when you were born.” The next calf comes up and asks, “Momma, why is my name Lily?” The mother replies, “Because honey, a lily petal fell on your head when you were born.” The third baby comes up and asks, “Momma, why is my name Daisy?” The momma cow again replieds” Well, when you were born a daisy petal fell on your head.” The final baby walks over and says, “Duh huh guh nuh!” The momma cow says, “Shut up, Cinderblock.”

Jul 7 2014

Americans Cannot Afford Brand New Cars

Nowadays, the average price of a brand new vehicle in the country is at $32k. Now, if we consider the average median of $51,017 (based on a 2012 survey) we would expect to see many Americans finding it impossible to buy a new car.

The thing that makes it worse for the average American is buying a brand new car by paying it over time for a long period of time and paying it on a huge interest – whether it is through installment plans from the dealership or through the bank with their auto loans. Moreover, there’s the necessity car insurance, which is quite expensive these days.

So basically, a brand new car is out of reach to most Americans.

If you want a brand new car, you have to save a lot of money just to pay for it. You would need to find ways how you can reduce your expenses. You have to find ways to make more money. You would have to change your goals if necessary. In other words, you would be changing a lot of things in your life so that you can afford to buy a brand new car. This can be a difficult undertaking, especially in today’s economy.

But personally speaking, it is not that important to buy a brand new car. If there’ a second hand car that is still in good quality, then it would be a better choice than a brand new car. Furthermore, financing and payment terms for second hand cars are affordable and easier to pay. Plus, there are buy here pay here auto that would help you find an affordable and excellent quality second hand car.

Although having a car is very important these days, keep in mind that it is not totally important to buy a brand new one. Furthermore, if there’s no need to buy one, don’t buy one, but if you do need it, it would be better to pay it cash. Most of all, keep in mind that quality and price are not always directly in proportion with.

Jun 14 2014

Something is Definitely Wrong With Me

I was scrolling down my Facebook looking for something interesting when I saw a high school classmate of mine showing her marriage pics. I was surprised because another high school classmate got married… again. And then a few pics later, I saw another one sharing the pictures of her daughter. And as I continued to scroll down, I noticed that there were really a lot of my high school batchmates that are either in a relationship or planning to settle down or have families of their own already. While I on the other hand am single and still not interested in any of those. Seriously, I am 27 and I still find myself having no interest in romance. Is there something wrong with me? Someone please tell me what is wrong with me!

Mar 10 2014

My First Post

Honestly, it was difficult for me to write my first piece here in my blog. I tried to skype some of my friends to give me an advice or an idea on what to write about my blog and they said things that you would usually see in most blogs – a post about yourself, about what you like or something that interests you. Well, I agree it would have been a good idea but I want something different. I want a unique content for my very first post.

It took me several minutes before I could write the first few words, but I was unsatisfied with it. I tried to think of another idea but it was still not convincing enough. I had to spend half an hour writing, erasing and rewriting my ideas and then another fifteen minutes trying to compose a good post in my mind. When I was close to giving up, a stroke of genius came to me. Why won’t I write about how difficult it was for me to write my first post?

consistent-spontaneous

Now here’s the result of that genius idea. A post written spontaneously without pausing for a minute. I wrote this while I was munching on the PB&J sandwich I have prepared earlier. I wrote this while I was thinking how smart I am. I wrote this while I was thinking loud to myself. Now that I am writing the last sentence of my post, I feel relieved to have ended this with a solid PERIOD.