July 30, 2015

Opiates: Addiction and Withdrawal

When we speak of opiates we usually refer this to drugs that are being abused by many and lead to addiction. But what really opiates are? How will this lead into addiction? What are the side effects of taking opiates? How can this be treated safely?

Opiates - Opium poppy on the field
Opium Poppy (Source)

What are opiates?
Opiates are group of naturally- occurring alkaloids found in the opium poppy, which where the name is derived. Majority of the alkaloids found in opium have effect on the central nervous system. Though there are other alkaloids, it has a very small or no effect on the person who ingest it. Psychoactive opiates includes like codeine, morphine and thebaine.
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July 25, 2015

Pinoy's Favorite Breakfast is Now at McDo's Cheesy Eggdesal

Pandesal  is one of the most famous breakfasts among Filipinos. Pairing it with a spread of your choice like butter, peanut butter or cheese and a cup of  hot coffee or hot chocolate makes the it more enjoyable.

Nowadays, improvements are happening with pandesal. Some neighborhood bakeries makes it healthier by adding veggies like malunggay or kalabasa. Another innovation is the new Cheesy Eggdesal by McDo.

All-new Cheesy Eggdesal 

Here is the press release of McDo's about its new Cheesy Eggdesal.
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July 22, 2015


Recently, I included one of the topics to be posted here regularly, is the “Driving Moments”. The main objective of this is to share photos of unusual or common scenes I observed while in traffic jams.  Another reason for doing this is to reduce my boredom while being trapped in a traffic.

My efforts in taking photos while on the driver seat will hit another goal – the #WORKOUTTOWORK Photo Contest.

Paragon Sports is encouraging commuters, including divers like me, to take some photos while travelling to and from work. This might give you a chance to win the newest, smallest and lightest GoPro Hero4 Session.
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July 21, 2015

RA 7653: Demonetizing Old Peso Bills

Earlier, I went to the bank and saw a poster on one of their walls that the old Peso Bills or the New Design Series (NDS) can be used by the public for transactions until December 31 of this year only.

Starting January 01, 2016, the New Generation Currency (NGC) will be the only bills that will be accepted in any financial transaction requiring cash.

If you still have NDS bills by 2016, you don’t need to worry because banking institutions including the Banko Central ng Pilipinas or BSP will have it changed for NGC without extra charges. However, exchanging NDS to NGC will run until December 31, 2016 only. Beyond this date, all NDS will no longer have any monetary values and will be considered demonetized.
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July 19, 2015

RPM2 for Athlete's Better Performance

A new product to prevent common injuries incurred by runners and triathletes has been launched in the market. It also helps athletes to achieve better performance during training and tournament.

The Remote Performance Measurement/Monitoring or RPM2 is a brand new technology designed to increase athlete’s performance by generating data related to gait, range in motion, force and power.

RPM2 gives a real-time and accurate data during training for coaches and athletes. By making necessary adjustments to training routine and protocols, athletes will have a better, stronger and achieve higher performance.
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July 16, 2015

Lazada Advocates Effortless Online Shopping to Consumers Across Southeast Asia

After the massive Mid-Year Sale, Lazada Philippines will have another round massive discounts next week. Save the date for the Effortless Shopping campaign happening on July 21-26, 2015.

Here is the latest press release from LazadaPH and

PHILIPPINES, July 2015 – Lazada, Southeast Asia’s leading online shopping and selling destination, kicks off its Effortless Shopping campaign the Philippines from 21-26 July highlighting the benefits of effortless online shopping to Filipino consumers.

“We are committed to providing an effortless online shopping experience to approximately 550 million consumers in the Southeast Asian region. While our customer satisfaction survey reveals that respondents are satisfied with their online shopping experience, there is an untapped opportunity to reach out to non-online shoppers by highlighting the benefits of online shopping and thus changing their perceptions,” said Inanc Balci, CEO of Lazada Philippines.
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July 14, 2015

Movie Sharing: Insidious Chapter 3

This is already the chapter 3 of the insidious series but this event happened just before the first two chapters. Elise Rainier is still alive in this movie.

This story happened prior to the Lambert Family haunting.

Photo Source: Mashup Trends

Quinn Brenner is a college girl whose mother died a year and a half ago. She used to felt that her mom, Lilith, was just beside and trying to communicate with her. She searched Elise for help. However, when Elise tried to call for Lilith, someone is trying to interfere and did not continue to call Lilith. Instead, she warned Quinn never try to call for her mother or any dead for something bad might happen.

After that meeting, Quinn started to experience unusual.
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July 13, 2015

Driving Moments: Jeepney Quotes

Jeepneys are designed to be unique, from colors to its accessories. Another fun to look at jeepneys is the quotations hanging on the rear side. Some place funny lines, others put bible verses while some place inspirational lines.

Here is a funny quote I captured while sitting on the driver seat.

"As long as bald with long hair, habitual joker."
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July 11, 2015

Trying Military Diet: 2nd Round

One of my goals this year is to loose extra pounds. We tried achieving this goal by adding physical activities like running and dance workouts. Unfortunately, this doesn't work that much. Blame it to laziness! Hahaha. We also tried the Military Diet wherein you are going to limit your calorie intake to for three consecutive days. The remaining days will allow you to eat what you want.

The last time we had this tactic, we shed off about 8 pounds for two consecutive weeks. Not bad at all, right?

Mommy and I agreed to make another try on Military Diet next week. This time, we will be strict in following the recommended daily calorie intake. We will also watch what our diets for the remaining 4 days instead of eating all want you want.

Here is the menu for our Military Diet for two weeks.

Day 1

Breakfast: 1 slice toast, 2 tbsp peanut butter, half-piece grapefruit, a cup of green tea
Lunch:  1/2 cup tuna flakes, 1 slice toast
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July 8, 2015

Discover the Colors of Summer @ ShopNineSpace.com

Sometimes changing things up and giving a new fresh look to your space is as easy as adding a pop of color.

Spending time entertaining or relaxing in your outdoor area should be a huge part of your summer days and nights. And nothing enlivens that outside living space like pillows. You can change the entire look with fun, modern, graphic, bold pillows that also add that touch of flair and comfort. Mix, match, play with color. You can’t go wrong – especially once you add family and friends.

You can also add some beach-inspired towels to help perk up your bathroom. They’re also a beautiful addition poolside. Wrap yourself in luxurious comfort with soft, beautiful, absorbent towels that add subtle nautical flair with stripes in muted colors.
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July 7, 2015

No more plastic bags in Science City of Muñoz

Plastics composed a huge part in garbage collected in every town and city. Though there are movements and organizations that encourage recycling and reuse of plastics, still, majority ended into trash.

Another way to prevent the continuous accumulation of plastics in landfills is by having ordinance like "No-Plastic Policy". Years ago, I mentioned that Bulacan has already an ordinance that prohibits the use ofplastics. However, I think this is not fully implemented and followed. Sta. Maria, in particular, plastics are still the major packaging material used in the market.

Last weekend, we visited our home town. One of our routine is to drop by the market and buy some veggies to be brought back home. To our surprised, all of our purchases were placed in labo plastics. We requested for sando bag so we can easily carry what we bought. The vendor declined our request and told us that use of sando bag is already prohibited.
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July 2, 2015

June 2015: A Recap

Wow! Time flies so fast. The first half of 2015 is already finished. I was supposed to make a recap of the first half of the year but due to heavy loads and side-by-side deadlines at work, I ended up with the past month’s recap only.

Blog Redesigned
Have you noticed few changes in my blog? Thanks to Mommy for doing these free of charge. XOXO

School Opening
June is, of course, the start another school year. Now that Matthew is in Kinder 2, classes starts at 7 am. Waking him up this early is never a problem to us. He use to get up from bed as soon as we go downstairs kahit hindi pa sya nag-aaral.

As practical parents, aside from school supplies, black shoes and one for PE class are the only things we bought for him. Bag and uniform is the same since these are still in good condition.

The School Boy
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July 1, 2015

It's Rainy Season Again!

Over the weekend, rain pours continuously. This could be the probable reason why the weather bureau announced the the rainy season is officially here.

This is also the season that cough and colds are common sickness by many. And when it comes to worsts, flu. This is not a serious problem if you have a strong immune system or you need to boost it by taking multivitamins like ascorbic acid or Vitamin C.

Aside from these, having proper clothes to protect from the weather is a necessity. Whether rain or shine, these should be in your car or bags.

Umbrella is definitely on top of the list. There are different types umbrella depending on its length. A foldable is mostly recommended since it can be placed inside the bag. However, be sure to pick a sturdy design. Based on my experience a 2-fold with round wires or frames is better.
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