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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Bicycling is a good exercise

Yes, bicycling is a good exercise. You can burn a lot of calories simply by bicycling for one hour. In my case, I ride on a bicycle every weekend because I work in the weekdays. It’s nice to do it because you are able to go wherever you want and exercise your body at the same time. If there is a bicycle club in your place, why not join? We actually need exercise especially if we work in the office. I checked the web and see a list of the amount of calories a person burns at various activities in one hour including bicycling. 

*Bicycling for one hour at 12 mph = 725 calories
*Running for one hour at 6 mph (10 min mile) = 908 calories
*Basketball game for one hour = 725 calories
*Rowing (Moderate) for one hour = 862 calories
*Jump Rope (Moderate) for one hour = 908 calories
*Aerobics (General) for one hour = 544 calories
*Weight Lifting (Moderate) for one hour = 275 calories

We have a bicycle at home and I will try to ride a bicycle more often. I will also buy my own bicycle like the ones in bike shop Temecula. There are different kinds and colors of bicycles to choose from.

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Avoiding Depression

Have you ever felt depressed? What were the factors that contributed your depression? What did you do to overcome depression?  Depression is a state of low mood and dissatisfaction to activities that a normal person does every day. It can affect our physical, emotional and mental health. If you feel that you are starting to experience depression, it is better to see a doctor. We can avoid depression by praying to God and of course, consulting a doctor. Doctors, usually psychologists and psychiatrists have extended studies about mental and emotional disorder like psychologist temecula. In my case, I try to avoid depression by asking psychologists some questions on how to avoid it.   

Our Community

I live in a community where people are friendly, nice and cheerful. Our house is located in a compound where my neighbors are my relatives. I enjoy the suburb view of our place; mountain in the west and sea in the east. I like going to rice fields in early in the morning or late in the afternoon. It’s nice to see the sunset and the velvety sky. However, the house where we live is not our own; it is owned by my grandma. We just live there because we don’t have our own house yet. My dream house is just simple; bungalow type that has garden and lake where I can catch fish with my family. We can actually apply for a salary loan or housing loan to buy a new house like in realtor La Quinta CA. I am working hard now to achieve my goal because my timeline is just after five years. Well, I hope my dream will come true hahaha.  

Monday, 20 June 2011

Sickly Boy

I was sickly when I was young. I usually had fever, cough and cold due to my weak immune system. My mother used to buy food supplements and vitamins to help boost my immune system.  She also provided me fruits and vegetables as sources of minerals and fiber. So, the next time I got a cough, it healed by itself after two days without taking any medication. It is a good sign that my immune system is well functioning. Moreover, I read from a website that there is a natural way of healing that involves our immune system to heal acute diseases. Hmmm, I guess I will try that the next time I get sick (I hope it won’t happen). Are you familiar with the word “homeopathy”? That’s it! I want to try  homeopathy Santa Fe and let me see if it is really effective.  

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Teenage Depression

I experienced depression when I was a teenager due to stress in studying and poverty. I remember I always wanted to be alone and I did not have enthusiasm to talk to other people even to my parents. I came to a point that I was suicidal. Teenage depression is something that we have to give focus on. Teenagers are in adolescent stage, it is a stage when they experience difficulties in finding their own self.  Teenagers who experience that kind of problem should consult a psychologist immediately. Moreover, prevention is better than cure. Avoid things that can be cause of depression. Always have a peace of mind. If you feel that you are worthless, broke and suicidal, do not hesitate to consult psychologist for Depression Jacksonville Beach.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

My Aspiration

When I was young I aspired to be a hospital worker (nurse, radiologist or hospital technician). However, because of financial constraint, I was not able to study in a medical school. Instead, I studied another course which is far from nursing. I admire people who wear hospital uniforms (white, green or blue) because they look very clean. Sadly, I don’t have any chance to wear that kind of clothing because I work in the office (it will be hilarious when I do that). Some people who are like me before can actually enroll now to acquire phlebotomy training Well, that is not bad because it takes only few months of study/training then you can apply and work in a hospital. You will get phlebotomist certification in doing so. My cousin also wants to become a hospital worker and he said that he will study a technical course for that. Goodluck couz!

Can’t Fight This Feeling

Can’t Fight This Feeling” is a number-one power ballad sung by REO Speedwagon. The song first appeared on REO Speedwagon's 1984 album  Wheels are Turnin’.  It is about a man falling in love with a girl with whom he has been friends for a long time. I personally like this song not because I experienced it (haha) but because of the melody and message. I liked it more when it was sang in “Glee” by Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson) (with the cover version) and the cast from that popular TV show.
For those who want to sing the song, here is the lyrics. I will be uploading the videos of REO Speedwagon and Glee singing “Can’t Fight This Feeling”.

Can’t Fight This Feeling
I can't fight this feeling any longer.
And yet I'm still afraid to let it flow.
What started out as friendship,
Has grown stronger.
I only wish I had the strength to let it show.

I tell myself that I can't hold out forever.
I said there is no reason for my fear.
Cause I feel so secure when we're together.
You give my life direction,
You make everything so clear.

And even as I wander,
I'm keeping you in sight.
You're a candle in the window,
On a cold, dark winter's night.
And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might.

And I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
It's time to bring this ship into the shore,
And throw away the oars, forever.

Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
And if I have to crawl upon the floor,
Come crushing through your door,
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore.

My life has been such a whirlwind since I saw you.
I've been running round in circles in my mind.
And it always seems that I'm following you, girl,
Cause you take me to the places,
That alone I'd never find.

And even as I wander,
I'm keeping you in sight.
You're a candle in the wind,
On a cold, dark winter's night.
And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might.

And I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
It's time to bring this ship into the shore,
And throw away the oars, forever.

Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
And if I have to crawl upon the floor,
Come crushing through your door,
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore.


Monday, 13 June 2011

Moringa oleifera Ice Cream

Moringa Oleifera is a plant widely cultivated in Africa, Central and South America, Sri Lanka, India, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. In the Philippines we call it Malunggay. It is considered one of the world’s most useful trees because all parts of the tree can be used for food or medicine. 

Malunggay is the best source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C, protein, iron and potassium. Some people make it as ice cream. Vegetarians eat malunggay ice cream as their dessert or snack. For children who don’t eat vegetables, this type of ice cream is best for them. Many vegetarian restaurants offer ice creams made from vegetables. Example, in vegetarian restaurants San Diego, they offer delicious and nutritious ice cream perfect for vegetarians and vegans.

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Thursday, 9 June 2011

Acidic Fruits and Vegetables

We often say that fruits and vegetables are good for the body because of the many benefits that we can get by eating them. I agree with that idea. That is the reason why I often eat fruits and vegetables. I even ask my mother to buy extra fruits for me so that I am able to bring some to our apartment in the city.  I also eat vegetables dishes and I even cook chopsuey, seven kinds (7 kinds of vegetables cooked with butter, milk and cornstarch), and local pinakbet from the Northern Philippines.
However, I health read a book that says some fruits and vegetables have to be taken moderately because they are acidic. As we know, too much acid in our body can lead to certain diseases like stomach ulcer, allergy and hyperacidity. Here is the list of some acidic fruits and vegetables:

Acidifying Fruits
  • Canned or Glazed Fruits
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Currants
  • Plums
  • Prunes
Acidifying Vegetables
  • Corn
  • Lentils
  • Olives
  • Winter Squash

Now we already identified some acidic fruits and vegetables, I hope I somewhat tickle your awareness about eating them. Just eat moderately. We also have to be aware of acid-alkaline balance in our body. Alkaline is a good contradiction to acid. There are certain fruits that contain alkaline that we can eat. Also, in our modern times, we already have alkaline water machine that add alkaline to our potable water. It is perfect because it is like drinking ordinary water and yet contains alkaline. Cool.    

Saturday, 4 June 2011

My online application experience

I work in an American company based in the Philippines. Before I got my job as technical writer in our company, I experienced struggles like any other job hunters and career shifters experienced. It is really hard to find a nice job and good companies nowadays, and usually, those good companies look for higher qualifications.

When I searched for our company online, I found an article of a frustrated applicant who got interviewed few years ago. Badly, once you enter the name of our company in the search engine, you will see that bad article on the first page of Google. Being a good employee in our company, I personally know the managers, HR staff and my co-workers. People in our company work with love, respect and harmony. Most of all, they respect applicants because they know their value as future nation builders. Now, our company looks for reputation management servicess to preserve its dignity online. They believe that a company will suffer if they tolerate such kind of false allegations.