summer vacation, jewelries and sandals anyone?

Summer is just a few months away and when we are talking about summer it means vacation. Swimming is one way to enjoy summer its good that there are numerous beaches and pools leisure nearby in our place. So I’m thinking now to get roxy bathing suits I visited their site and I’m glad that there are wide selections of swim wear. They even offer some discount rates plus the styles are pretty and indeed fashionable. Anyway, after swimming sometimes our hair became dried and difficult to manage. So it is important that we have tea tree shampoo using this will really help our hair to make it free from dryness not only that it is the natural way to nurture and protect hair and to stimulate healthy hair growth.
Anyway, I will leave about this swimming vacation while surfing I come across with this question “what makes a woman complete?” And some of the answers are having good relationship, be in fashion, jewelries and watches, clothes and accessories, sandals and a like. At any rate, I think it’s true most of us love jewelries especially woman right? For us our outfit will never be complete without a pair of jewels. It’s good that there are different jewelries sell online and designs are pretty. Well still it’s a love month and at this time mostly man makes marriage proposal in this month. So if you are looking for 3 carat engagement ring to give I will help you with that. I know a site where you could find jewelries especially rings with pretty designs and super low prices because of the discounts that they are offering now.
Enough for that another thing that a woman wants is to have pretty shoes or sandals to be pair in their pretty clothes and jewelries. There are different kinds of shoes and sandals available in the market today. And one of them is jeweled sandals; this is really interesting because of the jewel design and some sandals have swarovski too. This will add glamour to your sandals agree or not hehe.

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #7

Time for Weekend Blog Follower Caravan once again and for this week Google Friend Connect Follower is back due to public demand 🙂

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan is a simple online blogger-helping-blogger weekly meme. It was designed for bloggers to help each other.

Just Leave Comment here after following this blog and i will follow you back , thanks a lot!

Delectable/Delicious, Dolls, Denim

It’s time for ABC Wednesday and we are on the letter D already. Days are passing by so quickly (another letter D hehe) Anyway here is my share D is for my Daughter. And she had a Delectable or Delicious cake during her birthday last November. D is for Dolls she got all of these as her presents. And lastly D is for Denim 🙂

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Sale, Rummage Sale, Discount, Deal … or anything you want to call it!

Are you running on the store when you see this word SALE? Well honestly I am 🙂 I am one of those who are rushing on the store to get some discounts. Anyway, this is not latest photo I think this photo was taken after Christmas, SM Lucena had their year end Sale. This is my entry for this week Ruby Tuesday.

By the way, this photo was taken in Pepper Dennis newly dine place here in Lucena as you can see it was near in SM City Lucena. Click banner below for more Ruby Tuesday.

Mango Float

Want some mango float? We made this mango float with the help of my little Kyla. Let me share to you my simple recipe on mango float.

You only need:

  • Graham crackers
  • Condense milk
  • Nestle Cream
  • Mangoes

How to make:

  1. Slice the mangoes thinly.
  2. Mix it with condense milk and nestle cream.
  3. Layer the graham crackers in a rectangular pan or anything available.
  4. Add some of the mixture of mangoes, milk and nestle cream.
  5. Then repeat procedure #3-4 until you no longer have the ingredients.
  6. You can put mangoes on top as decoration or just graham crackers.
  7. Let it chill before serving.

Want some slice?

My entry for this week, Mellow Yellow Monday

Cebu and Bohol … here i come!

Four days to go before our trip to Cebu, Philippines. This is exciting because we are first timer in Cebu. I am clueless about Cebu though I read some information’s like what are the best places to visit. And among the places I found are Magellan’s Cross, Lapu-lapu mactan’s Sutukil, Larsians Barbeque Stalls, Chinese Taoist Temple, Bantayan Island & Malapascua, Lapu-lapu Shrine, Fort San Pedro, Sto.  Nino Church, Kawasan Falls, Bird Santuary, Sky Adventure at Crown Regency, Tops, Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary, Casa Gorordo Museum, Cebu Botanical Garden and a lot more. I saw some of the photos and I guess they are attractive. But I’m not sure if we can visit them all because of our short stay. But hopefully 🙂  Here are some photos I got from the net and waiting for my turn to capture them 🙂

Cebu, Philippines - copied from the net

Anyway, we will visit Bohol too they said it’s near in Cebu so why not come. We all know that Bohol, Philippines is famous in their Chocolate Hills. Also I am looking forward to see their Tarsier, Loboc River and other tourist attractions. Here are some photos for those who are not familiar with Bohol, Philippines.

Bohol, Philippines ... photo not mine

Oops! I found a new friend here and she is residing in Bohol so maybe we could meet. I am talking about Hazel or Pinx of Pink Memoirs and her newly blog Hands Full of Life. See you there 🙂

Globe Broadband Tattoo, i got!

Recently, I received an item from LBC. I am not surprised to see what’s inside because I’m expecting the prize that I won from online contest I joined last December. Anyway, this is the Globe Broadband Tattoo; it’s a USB stick that works as a modem. Globe said that they upgraded their network so users can get speeds of up to 2 Mbps. Well, I hope because currently I am using Sun Cellular Broadband and they also promised connection up to 2 Mbps and for me they made their promise because I have no dilemma using it.

Anyway, aside from being a mobile internet model the SIM card of Globe Broadband Tattoo can also be used for calls and sending text messages at standard cellphone rates. The USB also comes with a built-in expansion slot where users can insert their own micro SD card for additional file storage. But the item I got hasn’t micro SD so I need to purchase one.

This Globe Broadband Tattoo Prepaid Kit comes already with a free Php100 load that is equivalent to 5 hours of free internet usage. Users pay only Php5 per fifteen minutes with multiple connections. After i consumed it I have to reload a good thing because loading place is available nationwide, whether via share-a-load, globe load or prepaid call cards.

Philippines First Successful Liver Transplant performed on a child

Are you familiar with Biliary Atresia? Honestly, I’m clueless with these terms but after I watched “Krusada” by Karen Davila in ABS-CBN I’ve learned from her. She said that it’s been 8 years since she started this crusade about Biliary Atresia. And in these 8 years she met different people who have this illness.

So what is Biliary Atresia – it is a blockage in the tubes (ducts) that carry liquid called bile from the liver to the gallbladder. The condition is congenital, which means it is present from birth. It is also called “yellow baby”, there is a problem with the liver that result to yellow discoloration of the skin including the eyes, abdomen become swollen, frequently fever and they are malnourished. Liver transplant is the only solution to survive the patient.

The sad part is Filipino patients here with this condition needs to go abroad and have the surgery. And it will cost more than a million pesos; Filipino has to spend large sums of money for transport and accommodations, in addition to the costs of care, abroad.

Among the countries that have this procedure were Taiwan, Hongkong and USA. If it’s in Taiwan it will costs P2-3 million, in Hongkong around P5-7 million and in USA P10-15 million this will covered 3 months expenses. Citizens in Taiwan were shocked to know that Filipinos here need to seek for help in order to accumulate this large amount of money. While in their country they only need to pay 10% of their expenses in the hospital and the rest from the government. If only there’s a kind of thing here.

Anyway, Dra. Maria Vanessa de Villa is a Filipino who does this operation abroad. Her specialty is transplant surgery. It is sad because our fellow Filipinos need to go abroad to have liver transplant and yet a Filipino doctor will do the surgery. So why not practice here in the Philippines? It’s simply because we are lacking on facilities and money. And we are talking about lives here so it’s very important that all things should have to consider.

She moves to Taiwan in the year 1998-2002 to learn more about this transplant surgery. Then she moves to Hongkong, in the year 2008 she finally back here in the Philippines believing that she was confident enough to handle liver transplant in our own country.

January 7, 2011, the first Pediatric Liver Transplant has been done in the Medical City, Philippines. The patient’s name is Catherine Erica Buenaventura, a three-year-old girl.

photos not mine

When Dra. De Villa saw Erica she said to herself that this little girl has a 50-50 chance of living. Because that time she was very sick and weighs only 10 kls. in her age of 3. She was also scheduled to fly in Taiwan for her surgery. But then the mother of Erica decided to undergo the operation here in our country. They give the full trust to Dra. De Villa. By the way, Erica is the second to the family who got this liver illness the other one was died.

The Operation

In order to have a successful liver transplant 2 persons are involved, the life donor and the patient. Erica’s uncle was the tough one who gives some part of his liver voluntarily. To cut the story short, the liver transplant lasted for about 12 hours and we should be very proud because it’s all Filipino team who made this successful operation. This is Philippines first successful liver transplant performed on a child. One of the Dr. described the operation as a historic event and a landmark achievement for our country. And Dra. De Villa said that God is very much behind in all these things. She said also that she was not nervous at that time but afraid but still she was taking the risk. She only trusts the Lord and the trust she gets from Erica’s family these are the things that made her confident enough to handle the operation.

Now, because of this success operation our fellow Filipino citizens will no longer fly abroad just to have this kind of surgery. We should only have complete facilities and financial support from our Government and in the end Filipinos will benefit.

I write this thing because I’m happy that another life has been out of danger. And it’s because of our God and intelligent Filipino doctors.