December 26, 2013

Save on Your Electric Bill: Extreme Power Saver V3

It was on the news that our electric bill will increase this month due to increase in generation charge. Finally, last week, I received our Meralco Billing (November 16-December 15) and was surprised that our bill increases by about 500 pesos for a 10-kWh additional consumption. Mommy always reminds everyone at home to unplug any electrical appliances at home when not in use since it still consumes electricity. I know that this is not enough so we need to looks for other ways to save on our electricity consumption

One of our colleagues mentioned before that they are using a power corrector device to reduce not directly on the price to be paid but on the power consumption. Once the power consumption was reduced, the price follows. Wala naman kasi tayong magagawa pagdating sa presyo ng kuryente. According to him, even they used welding machine during their house renovation, their power consumption was not that high compared to the previous one.
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December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to All!

"We consider Christmas as the encounter,
the great encounter,
the historical encounter,
the decisive encounter,
between God and mankind. 
He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice."
 - Pope Paul VI
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From Daddy Allan, Mommy Maye and Matthew, we wish you a Merry Christmas!
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December 19, 2013

Weight-Loss Using Hand Reflexology

Photo Source:  Swedish Massage and Indian Head Massage Therapy with Merve..
The year is nearing to its end and I am still 3kgs away from my target weight and instead of reducing the gap, it might increase due to holiday season. Still, I am glad because I shed about 2 kilos since I started hitting my goal last June. Minsan, medyo tinatamad kasi mag-exercise lalo na kapag weekends. LOL

Recently, I am searching ways or exercises while at the office to help facilitate weight-loss and I found something about reflexology that can also help achieving my goal just by stimulating some reflex points in our hands. This will only take 5 minutes every day and better if you can do this longer during breaks.
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December 17, 2013

Gloc-9’s “Sirena”, “Katulad ng Iba” and “Magda”

The first time I heard Gloc-9’s Sirena, naaliw kaagad ako. Then I heard that there are other nice songs by him. I think these where all original composition by him. The other two songs that I like were about “prostitute” (sorry for the term, I cannot find an nicer word for it) and the other one is about bullying.

“Sirena” (Feat. Ebe dancel) is a story of Jose who happened to be a gay since he was a kid. His father keeps on beating him because he cannot accept the truth about Jose’s sexual preference. But one night, even with difficulty to speak due to cancer, his father asked forgiveness for all the things he did to him.
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December 13, 2013

How to Make Black Background Using Photoscape

I posted an edited photo of Matt in the other blog which turned the background into black. Tet of Cute and Dainty asked me how I did it.  Here it is:

I used Photoscape software in all of my photoediting works. You can download it for free HERE.

After installation, just go to “Editor” option and select the photo you want to edit.
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December 11, 2013

Herbal Plants: Tawa-tawa (Asthma Weed)

When we heard of tawa-tawa, we often associate this plant to the deadly dengue carried by mosquitoes. However, studies showed that it really helps treating the said disease but not directly fighting the virus. Instead, it helps in promoting cell production and reduce platelet destruction.

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Tawa-tawa (Euphorbia hirta), others called this as “gatas-gatas”,
is a hairy herb or weed that can be easily found in grasslands and pathways.
It has a slender stem with several branches that can grow up to 2 feet long.
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One of the best seller Healing Galing products is the Tawa-Tawa Tonic sold 150 pesos for 100ml (You can check other products HERE). They recommend this not only for dengue patients but for all having problems in their blood like anaemia and leukaemia. Tawa-tawa tonic is made by extracting the active components thru the process of distillation. 

Don’t worry if you cannot avail the said tonic. You can prepare your own thru the process of decoction. For every 1 glass siksik of tawa-tawa plant (roots, stem and leaves) just add 3 glasses of water and bring to boil until it becomes like a tea. Drink this as replacement for water. But take note that tawa-tawa decoction can only be used within 24 hours after preparation unlike the distilled tonic that can last up to a year. After that, you must discard the remaining tonic since the active components were already turned into toxins that might give unpleasant results.

According to Dr. Edinell of Healing Galing, one way to determine that you are having blood problems is it will have a bitter taste but eventually turned tasteless like water after the problems has been fixed. This is true, I tried it.

Aside from improving the blood condition, here are some benefits of Tawa-tawa plant:

Antibacterial and antimicrobial – used to treat amoeba, dysentery, syphilis and some fungal infections.
Antiasthmatic – helps in breaking mucus and relaxes spasms. Some suggest to inhale the smoke of this in the form of cigarette.
Antidiuretic – This help in absorption of water and re-absorption of electrolytes thus keeping you hydrated all longer.
Anthelmintic – can be used as dewormer
Antihypertensive – It has a property that helps inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme.
Sedative – Helps in treating anxiety
Anti-allergy – helps preventing the early and late stage of allergy due to the shikimic acid content.
Milk stimulant – can be used to stimulate production of breast milk.

Furthermore, studies showed that it contains several phytochemicals like sterols, alkaloids, tannins, quercetin, glycosides, triterpenoids, alkenes, phenolic acids, choline and shikimic acid.

Based on studies and some testimonials from users, tawa-tawa is really a good herbal medicine. However, just like any other herbal plants, it should be taken with necessary precaution. Overdose can lead to gastrointestinal reaction, nausea and vomiting.

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December 10, 2013

Projects: Lalaloopsy Crochet Hats

Source: Mom and Dad Crochet
I just want to share new design in made-to-order crochet hats in Momaye’s Shoppe – the Lalaloopsy Hat.

“Lalaloopsy is an American line of rag dolls from MGA Entertainment. They were originally released in 2010 as Bitty Buttons but the brand name was changed to Lalaloopsy shortly after launch. They were popular in the 2010 holiday season” (source: Wikipedia)

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December 5, 2013

Who Viewed You?

I am not a techie person nor a computer wizard but I love discovering tricks on computer as well as internet. Here is another that I recently discovered.

In Friendster (admit that you got an account there before. LOL), you can already identify who among  Friendster users viewed your profile. Unlike Facebook, there are no options on how to determine who are viewing or searching your profile. Here is the trick:
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December 3, 2013

Alma Mater's Christmas ID

If TV stations have their own Christmas Station IDs, our Alma Mater has also its own.  This is the first time I heard that our school has this kind of video. Kudos to the people behind this! Here it is:

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