Caroling in the Philippines

Here in the Philippines, one of the Christmas traditions is to do caroling. It starts once the dawn mass begins known as “Misa de Gallo” or “Simbang Gabi.” Carolers mostly children will be on their feet singing Christmas carols from house to house spreading the spirit of the season through songs. They are using handmade instrument using tanzans, empty can, spoon and other materials that can make sound.  Popular songs in caroling are Jingle Bells,  Ang Pasko ay Sumapit, Pasko na Naman and other tagalog Christmas songs. In return carolers receive money from the homeowner. But, not all the houses are kind enough to give money because some are saying “tawad” or it’s like saying forgiveness because the homeowner will not give money to the caroler. Caroling happens only in December so I think we should give money to the carolers because kids are happy even you give them little amount.

Have you experienced caroling when you were a child? I did this in my elementary days together with my cousins and friends. We were happy with the money we got for 9 days of doing caroling and divided equally.

Well, its been raining since the caroling started last Dec 16, I hope kids will drop by in the house and serenade us with Christmas songs. I hope weather will be good because its been raining since day 1 of December plus typhoon.  We hope for a better weather in the coming days because Christmas already in 7 days.

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Tips to Consider in Home Makeover

No matter how much a home is enjoyed, over time it will inevitably being to show signs of wear and tear. Paint starts to fade, carpets become worn and tile can become chipped and cracked. At a certain point, it is wise to protect that investment in a home by planning a home makeover.

Creating a Dream House

A home remodel can be a large or small project, depending on the home and how long it’s been lived in. Some homes just need a little cosmetic work, like new wall paint and carpets, in order to look clean and refreshed. Some homes, however, may have some elements that have never really been right, and they may need some real remodeling in order to take advantage of the home’s potential. For some homeowners, a home makeover is the chance to finally get the details of a home right, and make an ordinary home into one that feels like a dream house.

Making a Plan

Sure, even thinking about planning a home remodel can be stressful, which is why it’s important to get in touch with an experienced local remodeling contractor to help make the project run successfully. A great general contractor can oversee planning and help to translate a client’s ideas into real plans that can be built effectively.

A homeowner can start making a plan by reviewing ideas in magazines or online home decorating sites. These resources can give the homeowner an idea of what a certain paint color or type of flooring will really look like in a room, so they can plan with that idea in mind.

Finding a Contractor

While in the past finding a contractor could be challenging, the good news is that today there are many online sites devoted to offering listings of contractors, along with samples of their past projects and reviews. When a homeowner finds someone who seems like a good fit for their project, they should set up a free phone consultation to discuss all of the details of the makeover. From there, an agreement can be drawn up and the real work of making a dream house can begin.

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Strategies For Cornhole

There’s nothing like going outside to enjoy the warmth of the sun and a few games with your family or friends. Cornhole is a fun game that you can play in teams or against one other person. You can often see cornhole tournaments at special events, like festivals, or as a stand-alone tournament to raise money for a worthy cause. If you follow a few tips, then you can enhance your skills while playing an official cornhole game at any time.

Don’t keep your bean bag bunched in your hand. Hold it flat on your palm when you’re throwing so that it doesn’t bunch up when it lands on the board. This will also help to ensure that it lands flat on the board and slides instead of landing in one place. It’s not a ball that you’re throwing on the board. You’re throwing a bag that you want to get to a hole. Try to aim the bag for the center of the board. If the board is designed right, then the hole will be in the center instead of off to one side. Try not to let the designs on the board take away your attention. Ignore them, and aim for the hole in the center.

The bags that you use in the game should be of the best quality. You want to use bags that are double-sided. One side is made of suede to allow for better sticking to the board while the other side is made of canvas, which allows for better sliding on the board. It might not sound like it would make a difference, but the clothing you wear can affect your throw. If you wear clothing that is too baggy, then the extra material can get in the way of throwing. Avoid wearing pants or shorts that have pockets on them because the bag could get caught in them while you’re bringing your hand back to throw the bag. When you’re throwing, either stand still and throw or move one leg forward. Don’t commit to a lot of movement as this can be distracting to other people who are playing, and it’s really not necessary. A lot of movement can also get you off-center, which can make the bag end up on the side of the board.

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Christmas Tree for this Year

Christmas once again, time is running so fast. I still remember our celebration last Holiday season. Now it’s the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus once again. As usual here in the Philippines, as early as September we start the celebration by hanging ornaments, christmas songs can be heard everywhere especially on different radio stations and many business establishments already selling items related to Christmas. And as early of September, many are already doing christmas shopping. 

We put our Christmas tree last November 10. My daughter’s 10th birthday but we celebrated her birthday on the 11th of November. Well, i will not talk about my daughter’s celebration maybe in my other blog. Back to our tree, nothing new in fact same as last year. Our Christmas tree has combination of red and gold. We forgot to put Christmas light, we didn’t bother removing the ornaments for two weeks. But Christmas tree wouldn’t be beautiful without sparkling light. So, I removed all the ornaments again and put lights. Good thing, the old one is still in good condition so we didn’t buy one.

So here it is our Christmas tree for this year. I hope we will have a merry merry christmas not only for my family but all over the world.

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Make Yourself More Beautiful By Using The Following Aesthetic Strategies

If you’re tired of looking average when you know a drop dead gorgeous you is lurking inside, don’t delay the aesthetic optimization process. Instead, start looking more beautiful now by using the following strategies:

1. Make Physical Activity An Integral Aspect Of Your Life.

If you’re serious about becoming more beautiful, exercise should be an integral component of daily life for you. This is the case for multiple reasons, one of which is that exercising regularly facilitates weight management while also contributing to the cultivation of glowing skin. Another skin benefit of regular exercise is that it can prevent or reduce the appearance of acne. Yet another beauty benefit that results from physical activity is a more sculpted physique. You can complete a wide range of exercises to start optimizing your physical appearance. Some of them include:

• pilates
• tae-bo
• kickboxing
• yoga
• running

2. Develop A Solid Skin Care Routine.

In addition to integrating exercise into your daily life, make sure that you develop a solid skin care routine. This technique will help you zero in on your unique skin issues so that you can feel more confident about the appearance of your face when you interact with others each day. If you have skin that regularly breaks out, you may want to find a face wash and moisturizer that are specially formulated to treat acne. Another strategy you might integrate into your skin care routine is a monthly facial offered by a trained aesthetician who can implement customized strategies to address your unique challenges. These challenges could include anything from fine lines and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation.

3. Obtain Plastic Surgery.

One final strategy you should implement in order to look drop dead gorgeous is attaining plastic surgery. While natural methods such as adjusting your diet or implementing a customized workout routine can resolve many issues, these techniques are not always entirely effective. When they are not, it’s important to know that attaining customized cosmetic services from licensed, credential professionals can be the solution you’ve been seeking. If you’re searching for a plastic surgeon Raliegh NC residents can count on to offer customized care, note that the professionals of Cary Plastic Surgery will help you.

Conclusion

Three beauty techniques that can take your physical appearance from average to awesome include incorporating physical activity into your daily life, developing a solid skin care routine, and obtaining plastic surgery. Begin utilizing these techniques now so you can start seeing the mind-blowing results that will really rock your world!

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My Lazada Experience

Because I’m just renting computer, I can’t update my blog from time to time. Anyhow, recently, I purchased items from Lazada and I feel like sharing my experience with them. I purchased packing cube travel organizer,  3 in 1 bag and roll and go cosmetic bag. I give credit to Lazada because of the fast delivery. I chose cash on delivery and everything went smooth.

I liked my packing cube, it consists of 6 packing cubes and got it for two sets, buy one take one for only Php449. They send random colors and happy to get color that I like, one dark blue and mint green. I already used, 1 set in Singapore few days ago. The 3 in 1 bag was nice, but I didn’t expect that the bag is big. I liked a little smaller but for sure i can still use it. It’s not really thick so, this bag can carries light items only. I was disappointed in my Roll and Go cosmetic organizer because I saw rust in some part. I emailed lazada, regarding the matter but I didn’t receive response. But in fairness to Lazada, I had conversation with one of their representatives and told me to send the item back. I didn’t send the item to them because lack of time in my part. My daughter and I together with my daughter’s grandparents went to Singapore. I did not get it back, well, i have an option to send the item back and I was responsible for not returning it so I will not say anything bad to Lazada regarding this matter.

Anyhow, my experience with Lazada was great. For sure I will buy again in this online store. Really, appreciate, the fast delivery and the online chat representatives are all kind enough to answer all my questions.  

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Selecting A Personalize Baby Gift

If you’ve been invited to a baby shower but aren’t sure what kind of gift to get, then consider something that is personalized for the baby. There are personalized baby shower gifts that feature the same details as the theme of the nursery or a favorite hobby that the parents enjoy. You can also get something simple that has the initials of the baby or the baby and the parents. Take a look at the invitation to see if there is any kind of special design that the parents are using, such as teddy bears or a sport. There isn’t a rule that dictates exactly what you have to get for a baby shower gift, so try to use your imagination to get something the parents can use and that the baby will enjoy later.

An idea that can be kept on a shelf or in the crib is a stuffed animal. A name, initials or a few details of the birth can be put on the stuffed animal, such as the birth date and weight. If you want to get something that is a bit more personalized than letters, then consider a recording of the mother’s heartbeat that is placed inside the animal. You can also get soothing noises or lullabies if you don’t have access to the mother’s heartbeat.

Another idea is a set of cards that parents can fill out with the date of when the baby sits up for the first time, takes the first steps or celebrates the first birthday. There are numerous designs to choose from, and you can personalize the cards with the name of the baby and the parents. A piggy bank is also a baby shower gift to consider if you want to get something personalized. Picture albums are an option so that the parents can have a record of all of the special moments in the baby’s life. When you begin looking at personalized gifts, think about what the parents might enjoy and what they could use while tying in details of the baby as much as possible with the item you select.

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Shocking news in Entertainment Industry

We were all shocked by the sudden death of Ms. Isabel Granada. I’m not a fan but I admired her beautiful face especially her pretty eyelashes. Her looks didn’t change since That’s Entertainment days. Sadly, after Isabel, I heard sad news again, this morning; I was surprised that Franco, one of the members of Hashtags died due to drowning. The incident happened last November 11, and I only heard the news today.

Franco’s Its Showtime family was in New Zealand to attend Anne Curtis wedding. Based on what I read online, they heard the news already and Anne gave respect to Franco by giving a minute of silence for this young boy.

Sorry, but i just want to share this thing, here in my blog. I know, its a sad thing but I’m a fan of Its Showtime and i know how they feel.  What happened to Franco was really shocking and I can’t believe this happened to him. Well, we may not understand why these things happened, but I guess God has another plan for the two of you. Ms. Isabel and Franco may both of you rest in peace

Sigh… I just realized, in reality, we don’t know what will happen tomorrow so we should live life to the fullest because we only get to live once.

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5 Reasons to Aim High in Your Health Education

Most of the time, when you hear about someone studying for a career in healthcare, your mind likely either goes to nurse or doctor. To most people, there is no immediate in between. But, in reality, there are hundreds of avenues in healthcare that could satisfy someone’s unique need to help others. And plenty of those careers offer advancements. So, when you join the healthcare field, you should aim high—and here’s why.

You Can Climb the Ladder Quickly

Healthcare is a professional field that allows you to progress quickly because there is always a demand for all professions in the health field. You could begin as a phlebotomist while you work your way up to nurse with night classes. Or, you could aim even higher with practices in specific fields, like neuroscience and psychiatry resources, pediatric medicine, and so on.

The Higher You Go, the More Knowledge You Have

In healthcare, the higher your climb the healthcare ladder, the more knowledge you garner because you need all of the expertise you can gather. Someone’s life could literally depend on your knowledge, so you have to store away as much experience and know-how as possible. You never know when your expertise will come in handy in the most obscure situations.

Obvious Benefits, such as Pay Increases and Vacation Time

As you delve into healthcare, the benefits get better—obviously. Of course, your pay increases, you get more vacation time, and you are capable of doing more with insurance options. There are dozens of benefits to every kind of healthcare specialty, so find one that speaks volumes to your career dreams and go for it.

You Can Help Different Levels of Patients

If you love children, you get can into pediatrics. If you prefer helping the elderly, you can base your study in geriatrics. If you simply want to help everyone, go with general physician. There are different levels of patients for different kinds of healthcare avenues. Pick the one that best corresponds with the types of patients that you would most like to treat.

The entire healthcare experience, regardless of where you are on the totem pole, can be rewarding and beneficial. You are, of course, helping others, and with that comes a degree of feel-good vibes because you can have confidence in your abilities and passion for your profession. Just be sure, whatever you choose, that you aim high to get the most out of your healthcare career.

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Completely Healed, we Pray

My mother was confined again because of low hemoglobin. Her doctor in Manila advised for blood transfusion in Manila or in our place. We brought her in Manila hospital because she receives proper medication there compared here in our place. Yes, expenses are different and huge but we have no choice. If my mother will be confining here in our place chances are getting medicated for short period of time and back to the hospital again. We just noticed that, so even the expenses are big we choose to confine her in Manila if needed.

Now, after a week of being discharged in the hospital, she was feeling okay. The last time she was confined was February of this year and after 7 months here we are again in the same situation. We all hope that she will not be admitted again because she is already 76. We all hope that she will be healed completely, in Jesus name.