Friday, August 31, 2012

A lot of men would think that what they do is their own business and should not really matter if it does not kill anyone. Unfortunately for them who think this way is that, they do not really know what can kill them until it is too late. I know of many who quit smoking when there is already an ailment that could be severe, and that which may already cause them to get hospitalized in order to save them from death. Such cases cause the family to worry and hurt the loved ones. For the lucky and the wise who have quit smoking or have not really smoked, they and their families live in a better environment that those whose fathers or mothers smoke. Well, any family person should look into the health and well being of their family first and for most. Second hand smoking will always be a danger to the family. So, if you love your family, better stop smoking today.

I have tried to stop smoking and I lasted few months. I was very motivated to quit smoking. It may sound like I made excuses but I am serious when I say, every time I quit smoking my Ulcerative Colitis will flare up. It is hard to believe that my gastroenterologist told me and my wife about this condition and how it flares up when I don't smoke. I know somehow that some people won't believe me but I have medical condition where smoking helps. Anyway, I still kept on trying to stop smoking.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I am a proud dad. My 4 year old daughter is just amazing. Despite being an only child she is very disciplined and very well-mannered. She always helps us (in her own way) in all household chores.

Earlier this week, my wife decided to change the beddings. My daughter readily hold the other side because she wants to help.

I hope that my daughter will remain helpful, respectful and I hope she grows up to be the daughter we all want her to be.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I have not heard of a man who never appreciated a woman for how she looked, no matter the size, there is always something good to look at in women. However simple or daring a woman would look, a man would find something wonderful in that, regardless of his type of woman. A friend's son asked me one day, if watching beauty pageants is okay for men, and I just have to give him a positive answer, otherwise, I may instill a negative impression on the child that may ruin his life in the future. It is after all, a good idea to instill in the child, what beauty really is.

Dresses for pageants these days may just be different as how they were designed fifteen to twenty years ago. But regardless of the design, it is the confidence of the women wearing them that should be seen and not the flesh that is obviously exposed. If children are taught about that, more than how they should be taught to drool over them, then they will grow up to become men who will see inner beauty and not just the physical attribute of the women they meet as they will grow up. Why there are nasty, chauvinistic men is due to the fact that they were made to believe that women are just possessions for them to have and some trophies for them to brag about. That is also the reason why some, due to ignorance, would literally mock those women who they think are not qualified to be part of women-group in general.

These days, there are a lot of men who watch beauty pageants, and it is not because they are homosexuals who work in the field of beauty. They are the men who support women empowerment through the pageants. They are the men who are part of the pageant as sponsors for the charity related activities, and there are the men who support each candidate for the amazing personalities and strengths that they each exude. With the beauty pageants that have been going on around the world, many men learn to know what beauty really is, and what beauty can do to change the world positively.

Yes, men watch beauty pageants too!

Monday, August 27, 2012

While each bathroom repair or remodeling project calls for a different set of tools, you can minimize the hassle of having to purchase new tools by keeping the basics on hand. If you’re planning on undertaking a DIY (do-it-yourself) project in your bathroom, consider acquiring the following tools beforehand:

Plumbing Tools
The most important tools to have when trying to improve or repair the functionality of your bathroom components are those used by plumbers; these would include sink and toilet augers, a faucet valve reseating tool, faucet washers and graphite packing, a plumber’s snake (toilet jack), a mastic gun, pipe benders and cutters, a plunger, abrasive wire wool for cleaning, and a volt tester (to ensure electrical safety). This hardware, along with a bit of research, should give you the ability to quickly fix most problems with your sink, tub, or toilet drains. Of course, these aren’t the only tools plumbers and renovators use, they also have an assortment of…

Screwdrivers, Wrenches, Pliers, and a Hacksaw
Aside from the various screwdrivers and wrenches that are included in typical tool sets, plumbers also use specialty tools like faucet valve seat wrenches (used to remove the valve on the faucet body) and adjustable pipe wrenches -- which provide the leverage and grip needed to maneuver and remove pipes. A multi-tip screwdriver with interchangeable pieces and a magnetic tip is also a great tool to have, but for projects that require more durable hardware you may want to opt for a collection of single-unit screwdrivers, like those found in general tool sets. You should keep a hacksaw and/or junior hacksaw in your arsenal if you think you’re going to have to saw pipes to a desired length.

Pencils, Tape, and Caulk
These are the fundamentals needed to perform a slew of functional and aesthetic improvements in your bathroom (i.e. retiling or installing a new sink or tub). A pencil will be needed to mark measurements and pipe cutting/bending points; the best kinds of pencils to use are carpenter pencils. Duct tape is used to tape off excluded areas and ensure the accuracy of your work, while Teflon tape is preferred for plumbing repairs because it adheres well to pipe surfaces and is highly durable. A high-grade adhesive caulk is needed for many plumbing and tiling jobs, so having this tucked away in your garage is not a bad idea.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

This is one of the tools that I am saving money to buy. This is not much actually but we tried to save for it. Few weeks ago, we finally reached our goal and got the money to buy this. I like working in my yard, thus it is important for me to have the tools I need. When we bought this edger, we also have to buy a long extension cord. We bought a 150ft extension cord and this edger together. We spent over a hundred dollars which is what we have saved.

Now, I edged our yard every weekend and I am very pleased of its performance.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I have been on the look out for a home building company online, where I can get ample information about the trade. And I am happy that I found, which is a newly launched website, for energy efficient home construction. From high efficient heat pumps, low-e windows, window panes, screen doors, roof guards, patio doors, air-infiltration barriers, and proper insulation for the home. McKee is fast growing in the quality home builders industry, and is succeeding tremendously during the recession. In short, whatever you can get from their website is truly very useful and whatever products you can get from them will truly be an added investment for the house. I am happy I am able to share this with my friends and readers. I am sure there are many of you who wants to learn more about home building and where to get the best deals and information about the said topic.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

If you've had extreme cases of memory lapses associated with menopause, you aren't the only one. Many women will experience memory loss during menopause. It may be difficult for you to remember things, but easy to forget them. If this sounds anything like you, read on.

Do not fret, as short-term memory loss is incredibly common in women during menopause. Let's look at why this happens.

Brain and Memory

Your memory is a very complex thing to consider. It's difficult to comprehend just how much our brains can and do store. But why then, does menopause make it so hard to access this information that we naturally store on a day to day basis?

Deficits in estrogen levels will occur during the onset of menopause. This means that in beginning of menopause, your hormones will go crazy and fluctuate wildly, then eventually begin to decrease. Low levels of estrogen may lead to problems with memory, including attention loss, problems trying to find your words, mood swings and more. Don't worry, though, as all of these can be improved through simple steps and by applying certain factors into your everyday life. This includes sticking to a healthy diet, getting enough nutrition, and working out daily. If you do all of that, eventually you will begin to see gradual improvements.

Estrogen and the Mind

So why is estrogen so important when it comes to the brain? Estrogen, which is one of your primary hormones if you're female, is stored in several regions within your brain, including those regions that deal with memory. Whenever a region is activated by estrogen, processes will unfold that are all but beneficial to your brain. In other words, estrogen works to increase brain chemicals (neurotransmitters), including those that deal with mood, motor skills, and memory. In the end, you can say that estrogen is essential when it comes to the networking that takes place between nerve cells. It also stimulates their abilities to properly communicate with one another.

The common signs of estrogen include, but are not limited to:

• Fuzziness and brain fog
• Depression
• Increased memory loss (typically short-term)
• Anxiety and stress
• Insomnia
• Hot flashes and night sweats
• Mood shifts
• Vaginal dryness and discomfort

The most natural things you can do boost concentration and prevent memory lapses during menopause, is to eat right, exercise daily, get enough nutrition, find a good menopause treatment, and stay positive. Also, make sure that you get a good night's sleep, as lack of sleep (also a big symptom of menopause) can easily lead to fogginess and fatigue the following day, which is needless to say, bad for memory.

Here is a checklist of natural solutions you should engage in in order to help with possible memory lapses and other problems associated with menopause:

• Get enough sleep every night
• Workout daily
• Eat a nutritious and balanced diet daily (take supplements if needed)
• Avoid stimulants (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, etc.)
• Try to stay positive

These are all the best measures to take when you're looking to improve your memory. For professional advice about any possible medications, contact your doctor.

Sticking to positive a lifestyle, or incorporating positive lifestyle changes into your everyday routine is the most effective way to combat problems such as memory lapses.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Mowing has become a weekend chore for me. I love it and I enjoy doing it. Mowing the grass is something that I look forward to as I love the feeling looking at my freshly mowed yard.
I admit, during the potty training stage of my daughter, I was not involved with it. Let's just say I am lucky that my wife is a stay-at-home mother so she has the time to train our daughter. She was with her all the way and every improvement on a day to day basis was being appreciated.

The potty training journey was not easy. I know that my wife gets frustrated at times but I encouraged her that it will eventually succeed. True enough, my daughter is fully potty trained and she goes to the bathroom by herself. We make sure that both our bathrooms has enough supplies of Antibacterial Wipes. We also told her to make sure to wash her hands with soap and wipe it dry after using the bathroom.

Oh, my little girl is growing up. Before I know it I will have a teenager in few years.
I called the doctor's office yesterday because I have been having chest pains. I was scheduled to see a doctor today. I will not be able to see our family doctor but there is another doctor from the group that will be able to see me.

I will be seeing Dr. Meadows instead of Dr. Leong. I am not complaining, it is actually a good thing that there is a doctor that can see me right away. I am hoping there will be nothing wrong with my check up except some stress.

I have been working really hard and work has been stressful so I imagine this is just but stress but to make sure, I have to see a medical professional. Will update you all about it.

Monday, August 6, 2012

This post brought to you by Famous Footwear. All opinions are 100% mine.


I am a typical man.  Though I understand women and their love for shoes, I still can't fathom why they would need more than they can ever wear.  Well, I guess that is part of being a woman. 
Anyway, my wife is the typical woman who loves shoes.  She got plenty of wedges, pumps, boots and sandals.  I tell you, despite having a lot she still won't say no for another shoe shopping trip.  She told me that one of the best places to shop for shoes is the Famous Footwear.  They have hundreds of brand name shoes and thousands of styles.  You can always find the coolest shoe for your kid at the price that you can afford.  They do offer some great deals.  You can use BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon  when you go shopping and that will mean a lot of savings already.  This is her way of convincing me to shop with her.  Well, what else can I do but please the wife.  I sound like I am complaining but I really am not.  I like that my wife finds way to save rather than splurging into something.
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Last Saturday we went to the drive in theater again. I was crossing my fingers that it won't rain as the bad weather was coming in. Parts of Alabama was raining and the clouds were getting darker. My daughter was so looking forward to going back to the movie in the big wall... that's the drive in.

While on our way there, I explain to my daughter that should it rain, we have to stay inside the car. Thankfully, the weather cooperated and it didn't rain. We enjoyed the movie while eating popcorn!
There are nights when I am just in the mood to play some music. I often play some you tube music or some of my cd collection. My wife has certain types of music, half of what I like she doesn't like them. So, I am thinking of finding one of those MF akg headphones so that when I play the music that my wife doesn't like she will not be annoyed with it. I wanted a reliable headphone that is why I want to buy a high quality one.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A friend's part time work pays him quite well. It has managed three children's education as well as pay mortgages and car loans. He kinda brags about it being easy and yet pays a hefty amount of money in less time compared with his real job. So I got curious and asked him if he was one of the guys who do online survey research, or if he makes websites and maintains them. The answer was always NO! I asked him time and time again about this part time job, in the hope that I can also tell others about it, who may need a job in this season of financial challenges. Well, I can use some of it too, if you know what I mean.

Anyhow, the answer was always NO! So I stopped asking. Then one time, another friend of mine mentioned that a buddy of his from his old job, got to organize a workforce online, through one of the online job companies that had been hiring people to do work for those who need it. The difference about these online based teams is that, everything has to be done online, including the conduct of employee satisfaction surveys, to which, some are actually being graded, and whose tenure are determined by the same. So I thought, maybe my friend was also into this venture. So I did a little research about how to enroll an online team as a workforce. And by golly, it was quite complicated than I thought. Well, maybe if you have some human resource training plus some charisma to hold people together then you could successfully swing it. But when I saw the samples being discussed, and how much each team earns, I was amazed and shocked at the same time. I didn't know these things existed long enough to have allowed some people to enjoy the fruits of their labor, even before their retirement age.

Now, with regards to my friend's part time job, I have guessed it right. He managed to tell me after I discussed all that I have discovered through my search to him. Maybe it won't be long that we can become partners too. Well, who knows?