January 31, 2013

Kitchen Tips: Save Your Teflon

Teflonn-coated are expensive compared to iron-cast pans. Extra care must be done to make its life longer or else you may result something like this

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5S Sanitation Program Launching

Two weeks ago, we launched our 5Sanitation Program. This is a combination of 5S of Good Housekeeping and Sanitation Program in our company. The main objective of this activity is to clean everything inside our workplace and start the implementation of the 5S. Every department has their own assigned area to clean and organize. 
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January 30, 2013

My Photography Buddy

On my picture taking with tridax, I got my buddy.

After taking photos, he insists to see it in the display and just say…"GANDAAAAAAH…fower” (Beautiful flowers) with a voice of amusement. He is patient and cooperative too. When I say, "Stay there and we will took photos of the tiny butterfly", he will just stand in silence behind.

As a reward, I joined him walking and running around the subdivision and took some snacks when we get back home.
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January 29, 2013

Parenting Tips on Imposing Penalties to Kids

All parents encountered misbehaving kids resulting to some penalties. Most of the time enforcing the consequences resulted to failure causing them to continue misbehaving. Here are three basic tips to successfully impose consequences to kids.

Be realistic.
Most of us threaten kids to make them behave. However it should be kept in mind that we need to be realistic in giving threat so it will be feasible to enforce when needed. Giving threats without enforcing it will make them look at you as a good talker rather than a doer. If this happens, you will be in big trouble.
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January 28, 2013

Another Goodbye

Last time, I said goodbye to my Kitchen Adventures because I created a separate blog for it. Now, on my Captured Moments.

Before, I planned to create a blog for this one when I already got my DSLR but I really can't wait. As of now, there are no entries yet, but maybe in a couple of days, I'll start posting my collections on this blog.

Good day!
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Kitchen Tips: Blanching Veggies

"Blanching is a cooking process wherein the food substance, usually a vegetable or fruit, is plunged into boiling water, removed after a brief, timed interval, and finally plunged into iced water or placed under cold running water (shocked) to halt the cooking process." (Wikipedia)
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January 24, 2013

Carrot Juice for Acid reflux

Jigger of carrot juice with celery 
(not the one we gave to Matt)
Last Friday, in the middle of the night, Matt suddenly started to vomit This continue until morning though it only occur when he took either liquid or solid foods. The following morning we took him to his pedia because he will have his meningococcal vaccine.
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January 23, 2013

Caltex: New Year Pick-a-Price + Apple Gadgets

Caltex is giving away Apple Gadgets.
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January 22, 2013

No More Plastics in Bulacan

On my way to work, I noticed a new sign board regarding the banning of plastics and styrofoam in the whole province of Bulacan. One funny thing, the sign board was placed in front of a styrofoam-manufacturing company. Are they going to close the said factory? I hope not because there are many employees that will be affected.
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January 21, 2013

Project: Homemade Soap

Homemade Soap
Research about soap making is one of my projects during my college days in Industrial Chemistry. However, I never got a chance to make my own soap.  Last weekend, I finally got a chance to make my home made soap.
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Kitchen Tips: Safety in the Kitchen

There are lots of possible accidents when working in the kitchen. Being burned, cut, slipped etc. Here are some kitchen safety tips.
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January 18, 2013

Captured Moments: Flower Power 4

Here is another series of my Flower Power photo collection. I mentioned in Flower Power 3 that I am going to roam around the subdivision to find different species of gumamela in my next collection but I failed, maybe next time.
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January 17, 2013

Typical Pinoy Meal

Just want to share our dinner last weekend. A typical Pinoy meal – Steamed rice, Amplaya Salad, fried Gigi (galunggong) and talong (eggplant), paired with tomato-green mango-bagoong alamang (shrimp paste) dip.

Love to eat with barehands!
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January 16, 2013

PRC License Renewal at SM Malls Business Centers

My professional license had already expired for almost a year this March. Good thing I am not using my license in my work since there are other chemists having their valid licenses.
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January 15, 2013

Blast Vac 2, A Wish Granted

At last, I got the vacuum cleaner I wanted the Blast Vac 2.  This is one of the things listed in my wishlist last year.
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January 13, 2013

Captured Moments: Macro Mode

Using our Canon Ixus 70 (5 years old), I tried to capture images using macro mode. Like the one I used in one of my Flower Power. Here are some photos with minor editing using Photoscape.

2013 Lucky Color - Emerald Green
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January 12, 2013

Goodbye to Kitchen Adventures

My kitchen adventures have to say goodbye now. Good thing is that I created another blog for that. You can visit When Chemist Dad Cooks…

This blog will not only show my quest in the kitchen but includes food and kitchen product reviews as well as some cooking tips.

I hope you find time visiting my Kitchen Adventures too.
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Herbal Plants: Spirulina (Healing Food)

During our visit to Healing Galing Office, my MIL as given this Healing Food or Spirulina as one of the required medication she will take. I just wonder why they are referred as healing food. What is in this supplement? What particular herbal plant it came from? What are the benefits we can get from this one? With these questions I tried to research about the said product.

Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima) is a type of blue-green algae that grows in warm, alkaline water that considered to have abundant health benefits making this as super food. It contains high amount of protein (60-70%) which is a good source of essential and non-essential amino acids. Furthermore it has essential fatty acids like omega-3, DHA, GLA, palmitic, oleic and stearic acid.
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January 11, 2013


Matt immediate rushed inside the fence to ride with the remote controlled car. He was so happy thinking he is the one maneuvering the car. One funny thing, after the ride, Matt wants to carry the car and bring it home.
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January 10, 2013

Little Angel's Heart Needs Help

When we knew that we are having Matt in our life, we are really excited when he will go out and meet the outside world. As first time father, I was really excited to meet him every month during check-ups. Seeing him thru ultrasound makes me happy and excited. One thing that we wished is for him to be normal and healthy. When I read Mye's post about Alphonse's condition, my heart was really touched and without a second thought, I repost her story hoping that in this way, I can help.
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January 9, 2013

How to Boost Kid's Self-Confidence

Kids need self-confidence to success in many aspects. Self-confidence can be gained from falling down and getting back on the track again, expecting mistakes and making necessary corrections, solving problems by their own rather than expecting someone to fix it. But how are we going to boost their self-confidence? Here are some tips.
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January 8, 2013

Stay Connected 24/7

Communication is one of the best tools to stay connected with our love ones.  As a full time employee, I want to stay connected at home and monitor my son’s activity either thru phone or internet.  However, there are times that signals fluctuate and I got hard time to contact home especially during bad weather.  Good thing that with the latest innovation in communication equipment, there are already custom multipin connectors that can withstand severe weather conditions keeping us connected 24/7.  Furthermore, such connectors are being used by aerospace and defense industries.
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January 7, 2013

Kitchen Adventures: Bibingkang Kanin

I taught this one my father. However, he doesn’t teach me how to do it but I just observed him how to cook this one. I am on my elementary days that time when we cooked this one for New Year’s Eve and now I am the one who does for New Year’s Eve.
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January 6, 2013

New Year's Day 'Joyride'

After we attending the New Year's Day Mass at Divine Mercy Shrine, we went back home for our lunch. As mommy's promise to Matt and her nephew, we went to SM Marilao. There, the kids enjoyed their 'joyride'.
The Carousel
(Everytime we went to SM Marilao,
he is looking forward to have this ride.)
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January 5, 2013

The Tortuous Three

On my last post about Terrible Two, I thought that this is the worst behavior of kids as part of their development but I was wrong, I read an article that their behavior might get worse than getting better. Therefore, we need to know some general behaviors of kids at this age in order to handle this stage of kid's development.
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January 3, 2013

Giveaway: 2013 New Year's Resolution Event

Resolutions Button

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Captured Moments: Baby Scientist

What can you say about this one? Do you agree or disagree? LOL
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January 2, 2013

Weight Loss for New Year

After the holidays, most of us gain additional pounds aside from the one that we want to burn out. I know one of the New Year’s resolutions that most of us, yes including me, to do is to shed those extra pounds. Before making any promises that you are going to avoid eating too much, having healthy diet etc. etc., try to consider these simple behaviors that we might commit to get rid of that extra baggage.
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