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take 5 little steps.. January 26, 2009

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kung hei fat choi..

okayy..

now that the year of the ox has officially started, perhaps it would just be proper to come up with my own list of resolutions.. not that i can actually follow them doggedly all year round (*grins*) but hey, at least i have a few motivations to help me a little in staying at the right track..

so so, here goes:

(maybe i could really do these — at least until february)..

wahaha..

1.) try to be an early bird

(i have always been — in my 19 years of living — running late.. to school, to church, you name it.. poor time management i guess?)

2.) ditch the procrastinator idea

(waah.. can i really help it? i know it’s all wrong to put off ’till tomorrow what i can do today .. but can i help it?)

3.) underachievers are losers

(well, i can manage to live with this.. nyahaha..)

4.) be a little thrifty..

(yeah.. i really need to have a coinbank.. i’m always running out of cash.. poor me..)

5.) never ever be depressed 24/7

(can i actually do this one?)

so that’s about it.. my 5 little steps towards a regret-free 2009.. i’m depressed..

really..

T_T

emo mode (x_o).. January 21, 2009

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current favorite song: it talks about the death of a loved one..

tonight

(fm static)

i remember the times we spent together
on those drives
we had a million questions
all about our lives
and when we got to new york
everything felt right
i wish you were here with me
tonight

i remember the days we spent together
were not enough
and it used to feel like dreamin’
except we always woke up
never thought not having you
here now would hurt so much

tonight i’ve fallen and i can’t get up
i need your loving hands to come and pick me up
and every night i miss you
i can just look up
and know the stars are
holdin’ you, holdin’ you, holdin’ you tonight

i remember the time you told me about when you were eight
and all those things you said that night that just couldn’t wait
i remember the car you were last seen in
and the games we would play
all the times we spilled our coffees
and stayed out way too late
i remember the time you told me about your Jesus
and how not to look back even if no one believes us
when it hurt so bad sometimes
not having you here…

i sing,
tonight i’ve fallen and i can’t get up
i need your loving hands to come and pick me up
and every night i miss you
i can just look up
and know the stars are
holdin’ you, holdin’ you, holdin’ you tonight

i sing,
tonight i’ve fallen and i can’t get up
i need your loving hands to come and pick me up
and every night i miss you
i can just look up
and know the stars are
holdin’ you, holdin’ you, holdin’ you tonight..

all time favorite song about the death of a loved one:

one sweet day

(boyz 2 men)

sorry, i never told you, all i wanted to say.
now it’s too late to hold you.
cause you’ve flown away, so far away.

never, had i imagined, yeah, living without your smile.
feelin’ and knowing you hear me.
it keeps me alive. alive!

and i know you’re shining down on me from heaven,
like so many friends we’ve lost along the way,
and i know eventually we’ll be together.
one sweet day.

picture a little scene from heaven.

darling, i never showed you.
assumed you’d always be there.
i took your presence for granted.
but i always cared
and i miss the love we shared.

and i know you’re shining down on me from heaven.
like so many friends we’ve lost along the way.
and i know eventually we’ll be together.
one sweet day.

picture a little scene from heaven.

although, the sun will never shine the same, i’ll
always look to a brighter day.

yeah, Lord, i know, when i lay me down to sleep,
you’ll always listen, as i pray!

and i know you’re shining down on me from heaven,
like so many friends we’ve lost along the way,
and i know eventually we’ll be together.
one sweet day.

and i know you’re shining down on me from heaven,
like so many friends we’ve lost along the way,
and i know eventually we’ll be together.
one sweet day.

sorry, i never told you, all i wanted to say..

(i hope i wouldn’t be able to relate with the two songs one day though)

T_T

detoxify for a healthy lifestyle.. January 21, 2009

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with a huge share of our daily diet involving foods loaded with lots and lots of preservatives (because most of us are too preoccupied to scour the market for fresh produce and cook healthy meals) and with all the toxic fumes and noxious gases we inhale everyday in substitute of fresh air (because this is pollution era, buddies), it is really a good thing to know that despite the modern lifestyle, a lot of us are slowly realizing the significance of leading healthy lives.. why, with all disadvantages (plus all the expenses) of getting sick, it is only proper to be health conscious..

just the other day, i have heard some of my buddies (they are health enthusiasts, mind you) intently discussing something about colon cleanse — they say the particular health routine is really beneficial in curing a number of ailments (for instance acne, chronic constipation, and other digestive tract problems).. so with all the positive feedbacks i have heard, i got a little bit too curious so i eventually decided to google a site that talks about colon cleanse.. (i myself have been trying to deal with fatigue recently — i’m too sure i get enough sleep each night but i still feel too tired.. i’m not so sure what’s up with my body — i do hope it’s not bad..)

after a few minutes of browsing the net, i came across a certain site with various information on colon cleanse — they provide you with the tried and tested benefits of colon cleansers made from natural herbs and ingredients (to guarantee a side-effect free use) plus, they have colon cleanse reviews tackling about every little thing you need to know about the said health routine (complete with the history of the said health alternative).. from my readings on the various information posted on the site, i actually found out that the said detoxification method is a really safe way to clean your colon, thus, protecting you from acquiring different kinds of ailments that, if not prevented immediately, may result to major complications later on..

well, buddies, guess it’s high time that we lead a healthy and worry-free lifestyle.. ^^

up for some movie madness ramblings.. January 12, 2009

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(really looking forward to watching this particular movies)..

  1. the curious case of benjamin button

released in the states last december 25th — i’m still not quite sure if the film is already being shown in cinemas here in davao (foreign movies are aired somewhat really late here as you may well see), “the curious case of benjamin button” is an adaptation of the 1921 short story of the same name, written by f. scott fitzgerald (author of the ever famous “the great gatsby“)..

it follows the story of a man (benjamin button) born under very unusual circumstances — a baby boy with the physical appearance and limitations of an 86-year-old man (he lives life in reverse, becoming younger with each passing year until he achieves real infancy by the time he dies)..

2. confessions of a shopaholic

incidentally, the second film (i’m practically excited to get my eyes on this one) is also based on a literary piece — sophie kinsella’s novel about 25-year-old rebecca bloomwood who can’t seem to get enough of her shopping addiction.. and how she tries (and oftentimes fail) to fix things and make ends meet — credit card bills piling up, hunting for part-time jobs, cutting up her normal expenditures (which of course doesn’t work on a shopaholic) and falling in love.. i have read the book already but then, well, i would just love to take a look at rebecca’s fashion statement.. plus the various boutiques exclusive for the elite individuals that she shops at.. wahaha..

shopping spree galore.. January 9, 2009

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well.. i must admit i am but one of the millions of girls out there who can’t seem to get enough of the shopping fever.. the question is, who doesn’t want shopping anyway? perhaps for guys, the said thing is considered as an obligation — or sometimes just one of our many needs (they go shopping since they have to buy something they need).. girls on the other hand don’t perceive it as if it is simply a task that has to be done (we don’t get tired scouring various shops for hours and hours in the lookout for great finds).. rather, we find it a really pleasant activity to unwind and de-stress.. and of course, a good reason to update our wardrobe and bring nice little new products back home..

with the advent of the computer era, it seems as though everything we ever need are made accessible with the use of the net.. we contact old buddies from old schools, we meet and greet with various kinds of people, we do our research projects, we check out current news — all in the net actually.. and well, what else do we have? of course, we can now do our shopping at home.. yeah, you got it right buddies.. the good thing is, we only have to sit in front of our computer screens (but we are really already hopping from one shop to another) and then we can purchase various quality finds.. just a few days ago, i came across this particular site that luckily offers the shopper practically everything (it’s everything really!) ranging from accessories to clothes to electronics to health and beauty to kitchen appliances to toys — even wedding essentials..

with online shopping, you don’t really need to go through the hassles of travelling to the malls and spending precious hours looking for the things you have to purchase (especially when the site you are visiting can give you every available store featured in the net by crawling like google).. this means that you can actually compare and check products from various stores without having to go there personally.. thus, saving loads of time, effort, and money.. so, so, what do we say to this? let’s shop and shop and shop ’till we drop.. *grins*

on insurance.. January 7, 2009

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remember the old saying “prevention is better than cure — preparedness is better than hope“? well, now that i think about it, it actually makes sense.. consider this: it seems like another regular day — you go to the office for work, you eat lunch, you contact various clients.. until you get home later to find out that your house had burned down to ashes.. what to do next? the thing is, if you had your home insured early on, well, you won’t have to worry too much (you can actually get compensations from the insurance company to help you start again).. on the other hand, if the thought of insurance (or at least the thought of participating in insurance forums) never crossed your mind, then you really have a problem, buddy..

as we all know, insurance protects us against the many dangers to life and property.. if a person has got his life insured, it is assured that his family will get enough money on his death.. in a situation when we never really have the slightest hints as to what could possibly happen to us in the next ticking of the clock, it is naturally a wise decision to set up insurances..

and well, if you still have second thoughts and you feel you must have to know every bit of information regarding the said thing, you might want to check out and join insurance forums online — guaranteed to help you with your every doubt.. and another good thing is that aside from the fact that you learn all about insurance in the discussions, membership is actually free!

so, how good a deal could that be and what have you got to lose? obviously nothing — besides the questions in your mind that have readily been answered..

no more secrets under your shoes — just those happy feet.. January 7, 2009

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being a little too preoccupied with our individual lives, do we even remember to take some time pampering the most abused part of our bodies — the feet? well, a few of us do manage to have foot spa sessions at least once a month (but, but, what do we do with our nails?)..

in case you have not the slightest idea regarding nail problems, guess it’s high time you start checking your toes regularly — if not, you might just end up having the shock attack after finding out that you actually have nail fungus.. fungal infection of the nails (commonly known as onychomycosis) constitutes about a half of all nail abnormalities (a serious case alright).. caused by tiny organisms thriving in wet areas or humid places, the protein protecting our nails will eventually be destroyed leading to the spread of the bacteria..

tsk tsk.. having nail fungus is really one heck of a problem — don’t tell me you will forever hide your feet inside your shoes just to prevent others from seeing your unsightly nails? and how in the world can you slip your feet on those cool summer slippers or those classy open-toed pumps?

but hey, if you happen to be among those with the nail problem secret, there’s no more reason now to fret (you can actually say goodbye to those bad nail fungi in just a short matter of time).. with advances in the field of medicine, nail fungus treatments come in a whole range of packages but perhaps the most important questions would be, how effective are they? and how fast can they eliminate the foot problem?

luckily, there is one site in the net for quality (and i mean quality) nail and toe fungus treatments.. aside from the fact that you can easily purchase the featured products, the said site tackles all the information you need to know regarding onychomycosis — from the causes to the symptoms to the proper treatment.. yey! now, we can kick off the start of the year dancing and tapping with our officially happy feet.. do check out the site buddies (it’s very helpful)..