My Beauty Secret Tag  

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Tagged by Mylou.

My Foundation: Merle Norman but rarely use it coz I have very sensitive skin.
My Mascara: Merle Norman
My Blush: No blush, just pressed powder from San-San which I bought from the Philippines which I rarely use also.
My Day Cream: Clean and clear mosturizer.
My Lipstick: Merle Norman Lip Pencil Plus
My Essential Beauty Product: Clean and Clear facial wash, Bath and Body Works shower gel for my body wash, and Pantene shampoo & conditioner for my hair.
My favorite Make-up product: No favorite make up product coz I don't wear make up.
My Perfume: No perfume just cologne - Sweetpea from Bath and Body Works
My Nails: I just do my nails on my own, no nail color coz I don't like it.
My Feet: The same care I do with my nails, and hands.
My hands: I just put lotion to keep it from drying. I use Nivea.
Women I admire for their beauty: I like Angelina Jolie's beauty.
Women with the best Sense of Style: I have no idea...
My ultimate dream: To be a Fil-am mommy. Ha,ha....
My favorite fashion Publication: No particular fashion publication, just anything.

I'm tagging Dezz, Marlet and Fe. I would like to know your beauty secrets too.

Nice drive to the Colorado National Monument  

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The tunnel


Passing through the road in between the big boulder of rock. It's amazing how this mountain was cut in the middle to be able to build a road.


The Cold Shivers Point- if you walk farther you will end up in a cliff that is so deep. Made me dizzy just to look down into it.


This is where the end of the Cold Shivers Point, behind me was the very deep cliff.

LA Police Gear  

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Looking for outfit that is perfect for summer? Check 5.11 tactical gear at LA Police Gear because they have a wide range of clothes that suit your needs from tactical shorts, shirts, boots, jacket or even eyewear. Anything you need specially for your outdoor activities. Avail of their free shipping and free hat if you purchase any two 5.11 tactical clothing items and a free mug if you purchase $125 of 5.11 items.

Check their website now and find out more about their special offer. Anyone can purchase any products they sell because they serve not only for military personnel or police officers but for general public as well.

Practice Backing Up with a trailer  

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Today, hubby hooked up the old trailer to the truck so he could teach me and Nichole (step-daughter) practice how to drive and park the truck with a trailer. Since, Nichole has a horse and every now and then she has to take her horse to the Fairgrounds when she has a horse show. So, hubby wants us to learn how to drive the truck with a trailer so we could be able to take the horse incase he is not available.

We practice at a church parking lot nearby, it was really hard specially backing up the truck because with just a very slight move of the steering wheel the trailer would start to curve and if you steer the wrong way, the trailer would get crooked and end up in a wrong direction. Hubby thought I got it down right away when I tried to back up the truck straight but then suddenly the trailer began to go the wrong direction and I got confused which way to turn my steering wheel to correct it. Hmmmm, tried it many times but really need more practice to get it down.

Good and bad "people foods" for your pet  

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I am always tempted to give Bandit some human foods specially when he starts showing the pity-dog eyes as if he was begging and telling me he was starving. Though I give him once awhile some table foods but I didn't know all the foods that can really make him sick and have to avoid giving him and what's good for him until I read this article.

‘People foods’ that can kill your pet
The Bad News foods
Avocados - They contain a toxic component called persin, which can damage heart, lung and other tissue in many animals. This fruit is very toxic to dogs, cats and most animals.
Beer - Alcoholic beverages can cause the same damage to an animal's liver and brain as they cause in humans. Even a small amount of alcohol may cause vomiting and damage the liver and brain.

Nuts - Walnuts and macadamia nuts are especially toxic. Effects can be anything from vomiting to paralysis to death. Within 12 hours of eating the nuts, pets start to develop symptoms such as an inability to stand or walk, vomiting, hyperthermia (elevated body temperature), weakness, and an elevated heart rate. These symptoms can be even worse if your dog eats some chocolate with the nuts. The effect can cause kidney failure, often leading to death.

Chocolate - Chocolate contains theobromine, which can kill your pet if eaten in large quantities. Dark and unsweetened baking chocolates are especially dangerous. Giving your pup a piece of chocolate cake or even letting him lick the chocolate icing on the cake could cause him to become ill. Theobromine can also cause a dog or cat's heart to beat very rapidly or irregularly, which could result in death if the pet is exercising or overly active.

Candy - Candy or anything containing Xylitol (a common sweetener found in some diet products) can cause a sudden drop in an animal's blood sugar, loss of coordination and seizures. If left untreated, the animal could die.

Caffeine - Coffee, tea or any product that contains caffeine stimulates an animal's central nervous and cardiac systems. This can lead to restlessness, heart palpitations and death, depending on how much the animal consumes.

Grapes and raisins - Grapes and raisins can lead to kidney failure in dogs. As little as a single serving of raisins can kill them. And the effects are cumulative, which means that even if a dog eats just one or two grapes or raisins regularly, the toxin that builds in his system will eventually kill him.

Onions - Onions are another common food that can be highly toxic to pets. They can destroy an animal's red blood cells and lead to anemia, weakness and breathing difficulties. Their effects are also cumulative over time.

Medicine - Hide medicine from your pets just like you would from your children. The most common cause of pet poisoning is from animals ingesting a medicine or drug normally prescribed for humans. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen, the active ingredients in many common pain relievers, are extremely toxic to dogs and cats. They can cause gastric ulcers, liver damage, kidney failure and sometimes death.

The Good news foods
There are a few things that you CAN give to your furry pal. However, you should always consult a veterinarian before introducing a new food item to your pet.

Lean meats - Any cooked lean meat should be fine for most dogs. High-fat meats, chicken skin and fat from steaks or roasts are not recommended. Ingestion may lead to gastrointestinal upset or even pancreatitis. This can be a very painful condition for dogs. In addition, most companion animals do not need extra fat in their diets. Never give your pet meat with the bone in it. Animals can choke on the bones, and they can splinter as well.
Vegetables - Carrot sticks, green beans, cucumber slices and zucchini slices are all OK.
Fruit - Apple slices, orange slices, bananas and watermelon are all OK. Make sure the seeds have been taken out; seeds are not good for your pet!
Baked potatoes - Plain baked potatoes are fine, but make sure they are cooked — no unripe potatoes or potato plants.
Bread - Plain cooked bread is fine; just make sure there are no nuts or raisins added.
Rice and pasta - Plain, cooked pasta and white rice are OK. Often veterinarians recommend plain rice with some boiled chicken when gastrointestinal upset is present.

In case of emergency
Despite all the precautions you take to keep your pet pals safe, accidents do happen. That's why the ASPCA, Humane Society and animal advocates advise pet owners to keep the telephone numbers of their local veterinarian and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center — (888) 426-4435 — in a prominent location.
Common signs of poisoning include muscle tremors or seizures; vomiting and diarrhea; drooling; redness of skin, ears and eyes; and swelling and bleeding.

The 10 Smartest Animals  

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1. We humans have the ability to learn, to reason and solve problems. We're self-aware, and we’re also conscious of the presence, thoughts and feelings of others. We make tools and practice the art of deception. We're creative. We think abstractly. We have language and use it to express complex ideas. All of these are arguably signs of intelligence. Scientists may not agree on the best and fullest definition of intelligence – but they generally agree that humans are highly intelligent.

2. Chimpanzees-If we humans possess intelligence, chimpanzees must have some as well: Our genomes are at least 98 percent identical.

3. Dolphin - in Australia a dolphin uses a sponge to protect her snout when foraging on the seafloor, a tool use behavior that is passed on from mother to daughter. Scientists say that’s just one sign of dolphin smarts.

4. Elephants - The sheer size of their brains suggests that elephants must know a thing or two about the ways of the world.

5. Cephalopods - (octopi, squid, cuttlefish) The cephalopod brain surrounds the esophagus, but shares with the human brain features of complexity such as folded lobes and distinct regions for processing visual and tactile information. The how-smart debate swirls around deciphering observations that the creatures have a seemingly irrepressible curiosity, a disdain for boredom, an ability to learn and the capacity to use tools.

6. Crows - They are crafty critters. They fashion tools from twigs, feathers and other bits of debris to snare food from hard-to-reach places.

7. Squirrels - Researchers recently reported that the rodents put on elaborate shows of deceptive caching to thwart would-be thieves. The behavior increased in a lab experiment after squirrels observed humans stealing their peanuts.

8. Dogs - They can learn to sit, lie down and fetch, for example, but can they read their owner's intentions? Research suggests they can at least find food in response to non-verbal cues, a type of understanding that scientists think may be akin to the human ability to understand someone else's point of view.

9. Cats - Like dog owners, some cat owners have trained their pets to sit down, roll over and jump through hoops. Cats learn the tricks by observation and imitation, egged on with positive reinforcement.

10. Pigs - They are perhaps the smartest, cleanest domestic animals known – more so than cats and dogs, according to some experts. But pigs don't have sweat glands, so they roll around in the mud to stay cool. A sign of their cleverness came from experiments in the 1990s. Pigs were trained to move a cursor on a video screen with their snouts and used the cursor to distinguish between scribbles they knew and those they were seeing for the first time. They learned the task as quickly as chimpanzees.

Source

We have a baby boy  

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"We have a baby boy", that's what hubby told me when he woke up from his dream today. I asked why he dreamed about us having a baby boy and I added that maybe I am pregnant and we will have a baby coming. What's more odd about his dream was that he dreamed that our baby boy could already sing like a professional even if he was a very young child, couldn't even learn to walk yet. Hmmm, that's weird but I still hope that part of his dream will come true though. Let's wait and see then....

Blood Type Tag  

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Nice tag from Lerlyn, thanks girl!

According to a Japanese institute that does research on blood types, there are certain personality traits that seem to match up with certain blood types.

TYPE O
You want to be a leader, and when you see something you want, you keep striving until you achieve your goal. You are a trend-setter, loyal, passionate, and self-confident. Your weaknesses include vanity and jealously and a tendency to be too competitive.

TYPE A
You like harmony, peace and organization. You work well with others, and are sensitive, patient and affectionate. Among your weaknesses are stubbornness and an inability to relax.

TYPE B
You're a rugged individualist, who's straightforward and likes to do things your own way. Creative and flexible, you adapt easily to any situation. But your insistence on being independent can sometimes go too far and become a weakness.

TYPE AB
Cool and controlled, you're generally well liked and always put people at ease. You're a natural entertainer who's tactful and fair. But you're standoffish, blunt, and have difficulty making decisions.

How do you rate?
My blood type is A and yes I like harmony, peace and organization. I always work well with others, patient and affectionate specially to my hubby, ha,ha,...

Now let's keep this tag rolling! I want to know if your blood type really fits your personality.

1. Scotty's Princess
2. Lainy
3. Twerlermz
4. Lara
5. Your link here

I'm tagging Fe, Genny, Jamie, Resebel, Lis, Shela and Texas Sweetie.

Lost the reserved Opp  

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Oh my word! I just grabbed another Opp a couple of minutes ago. I had it reserved but my laptop just automatically restarted as I closed one program about a news video that I just watched. What a bummer! When it restarted I logged in back to my PPP account and checked the Opp I just reserved but it's already taken that means I lost it.Hu,hu,hu,... have to wait and re check, hoping I could grab it back when it's available again.

Mother's Day....  

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Happy Mother's Day


It's been two Mother's Day celebration that I am not around with Mama. She is in the Philippines right now with Papa of course. I wish, I could be around with Mama this Mother's Day. She would love to say a big Yes if I asked her if she wanted to eat at Mc Donalds or Jollibee or shop around the malls in Davao. I miss the funny ways of mama and her funny name callings on me. She likes to give me different names as her way of endearment, I remember she would call me "tekya", "teling", "kurdaping", "dhay", and many other funny names she could think of. But when she calls me by my first name that's my hint that she is mad or not in the mood so I have to be careful, ha,ha,... Mama has always been in a good mood and I rarely see her get angry. Now, I miss her a lot.

To my dearest Mama, Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for all the care and love and for everything. I Love you!


Package for Mama Papa  

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Papa's birthday will be this month as well as Mother's Day, so hubby and I went to shop to get something for Mama and Papa. We decided to give papa a wrist watch coz I knew he had been using his old watch since nineteen "kupong kupong" and he needs a new one for sure and for mama, since she likes jewelries we got her a nice necklace. We included 2 movie videos coz papa loves to watch movie at home, he usually buys those cheap videos that are sold along the side walk which I know most Filipinos know what kind of quality those videos are, I will not tell what they are "baka ma spread" ha,ha,... Anyways, I know papa would love these original movie videos we got for him. We gonna include a birthday card for papa and a mother's day card for mama. I know they would love to receive their simple presents, hubby and I will be sending this package to the post office Wednesday.




5 Star Blog Award  

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Thanks for this 5 Star Blog Award I received from my blogger friends Pinaymama, Mylou and Gerthy. I had it slept for a couple of days, ha,ha, but I wanna share this award to the following bloggers namely Honey, Laura and Anne.

What Happened Today in History?  

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Let's take a break and learn history for a moment.

Today in History May 5

1494 - Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica, which he names Santa Gloria.
1814 - British attack the American forces at Ft. Ontario, Oswego, New York.
1821 - Napoleon Bonaparte dies in exile on the island of St. Helena.
1834 - The first mainland railway line opens in Belgium.
1862 - Union and Confederate forces clash at the Battle of Williamsburg, part of the Peninsula
Campaign. Eyewitness to War
1862 - Mexican forces loyal to Benito Juarez defeat troops sent by Napoleon III in the Battle of Puebla.
1865 - The 13th Amendment is ratified, abolishing slavery.
1886 - A bomb explodes on the fourth day of a workers’ strike in Chicago.
1912 - Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing.
1916 - U.S. Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
1917 - Eugene Jacques Bullard becomes the first African-American aviator when he earns a flying certificate
with the French Air Service.
1920 - Anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Visetti are arrested for murder.
1935 - American Jesse Owens sets the long jump record.
1942 - General Joseph Stilwell learns that the Japanese have cut his railway out of China and is forced to lead
his troops into India.
1945 - Holland and Denmark are liberated from Nazi control.
1961 - Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space.
1968 - U.S. Air Force planes hit Nhi Ha, South Vietnam in support of attacking infantrymen.

Source: historynet.com

Change my template  

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Okey, I have been busy making changes of the template on this blog. It took me so long to choose what template I'm going to use in here. Actually, I got so confused after searching and looking for many different styles of templates to choose from. I kept trying on how it would look on my blog until I screwed my whole page I mean. I tried to copy paste the original HTML of my blog but I just learned that some of the widgets would be gone if you use another template. Waaaa! I should say, most of the widgets I had were gone and so I have to start over again even my blogroll. Now, I have a headache and my eyes are tired and sleepy after making a new list for my blogroll. Hu,hu,... that was a pain in the butt. I hope, I am able to link everybody up because I just copied the list in my other site. So, friends just check your name in my blogroll and buzz me if you can't find it so I could link you up.

Well, I guess that's it for now. I know I still have more to do to beautify my page. Guys, I hope you like the new look of my template. Hope to see you around. Have a good night!

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