Archives for February 2010

High-Index Lens

Since last week, whenever I am using the computer for a long time, I am getting sore, burning eyes and sometimes I am having blurry visions. I need to consult an optician this weekend. May be I need to wear eyeglasses. I can’t imagine myself wearing a pair of eyeglasses though. I think I will look a lot older than my age.

It’s great to know that there are stylish frames available now and that there are also what they call high-index lenses. High-index lens materials may be tend to cost more than standard plastic lenses, but it is thinner and lighter making it more comfortable to wear. It has impacted eyeglasses in a very significant way. It is made of a special plastic material that refracts light in a different way than regular plastic lenses. They are available in wide variety of indices from 1.50 to 1.74. The higher the number, the thinner the lenses are.

Contact lenses are wonderful alternative to spectacles and will allow me to enjoy clear uncompromised vision but it is a lot more expensive. What I can afford as of now are spectacles so ones with high-index lenses would be great. Of course, aside from comfort and affordability, the quality of the product and durability must be considered also.

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Hubby’s Description of Me

I peeped at Niko’s site this morning to see what today’s theme is. It’s “describe yourself as a lover”. I don’t know how to describe myself as a lover so I text Rhonnel and asked if he can write some things about me as a lover then he emailed it to me at lunch time. Here it is…
Of course you are all familiar with the “Family Computer” game console which came out in the mid 80’s. Usually, it comes with game cartridges in 4 in 1, 20 in 1, and so on and so forth. I can say that my wife Rossel is in the 200 in 1 category as a lover. When we were starting out as a couple during our Pocketbell days, she used to bring me tokens, cards and small items (all handcrafted, mind you) to surprise me and my friends never stopped teasing me and telling me that I hit the jackpot.

Through the years, she evolved from a simple woman to a superwoman. She never complained of the household chores, taking care of our daughter RJ, managing our small business and coping with life’s low points. The saying “the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” is an understatement. She introduced me to foods that I don’t usually eat and damn, she really is good (pictures don’t lie).

As a lover...she’s very giving and super sweet. She never gets tired of kissing and hugging me and saying “Mahal na mahal kita, Baby!” She’s not a jealous type. She’s very understanding. She understands that a man like me needs to have nights out sometimes and she’s giving me allowance whenever I go out with my buddies. Yes, that’s how understanding she is. But I must behave or else I will see her Batanguena side…she will spin me with “Balisong” hehehe!

What I love about her the most is her patience. Imagine her taking care of our seven year old daughter and her thirty six year old husband acting like a seven year old. Yes, she sometimes get pissed but she never complains. I really am worried because she might just lock me and RJ up in the comfort room.

Lastly, she is the coolest Mom in the world. She plays with us, joins us in our “trips”, she horses around too until her asthma forces her to stop and take her inhaler hehehe.

I can never ask for more. She loved me and RJ ever since unconditionally and I just regret that I cannot give her a more comfortable life. She deserves it for all her sacrifices. I love you baby!

Awww, this is so sweet though there are lines describing how I am when I am pissed off, lol! I love you too, Baby! Thanks for appreciating all the things I do for you and RJ. I will never get tired of taking care of both of you.

How about you? How are you as a lover? Share it with us at Niko’s…

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How to Prevent Eye Strain

I took a short break. I don’t want to but I have to. My eyes got strained because of the prolonged use. They need to be rested for few days.

Two weeks ago, we changed our monitor from CRT to LCD. A CRT with low refresh rate (less than 70 Hz) can cause eye strain because of the flickering image and because it often goes slightly out of focus. LCDs do not go out of focus and are less susceptible to visible flicker. But then, I got sore, burning and painful eyes. I really don’t know if the new monitor has something to do with it (hubby adjusted the contrast and brightness though) or my eyes just got tired suddenly. I am blogging for nearly a year now and even though I was popping in out sometimes, still I am spending most of my time in front of the computer.

The best way to prevent eye strain is not to use our eyes as much. But how would a blogging addict like me do that?

1. Shift a focus from near to far every chance you can. Looking out to a distance of least 20 feet every 20 minutes.
2. Don’t stare at the monitor when you are waiting for something to load and relax your eyes by looking far away.
3. Make sure that the screen is at a 90 degree angle from any direct light source.
4. Adjust the contrast, brightness and colors of your monitor to the best effect.
5. Sooth your eyes by performing eye exercise gently.


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A Must See Movie

The Last of the MohicansDirected by: Michael Mann
Written by: Michael Mann
Christopher Crowe
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis
Madeleine Stowe
Wes Studi
Russell Means
Eric Schweig
Jodhi May
Date released: 25 September 1992 (USA)

The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 historical epic film set in 1757 during the French and Indian War. This is a story about the Indians and their culture. Only two men are left on a dying tribe called the Mohicans, Chingachgook (Russell Means) and Uncas (Eric Schweig), as well as one adopted white man, Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis). These three men refuse to enter the militia for English in 1757 for they want freedom. While two love stories take place, the French and Indian War continued. These three men protect their legacy while steadfastly holding to the honor of their heritage. With the death of his last blood relative, Chingachgook names himself “the last of the Mohicans”.

The Last of the Mohicans is a must see movie. It’s one of the most amazing films I’ve ever seen and it also features the greatest soundtracks ever. The movie is a masterpiece and has a bit of everything, including action, romance, war, and passionate drama. It is probably one film that will remain in movie history as one of the best ever.

Tuesday Couch Potato’s theme for this week is “for the love of the family”. The Last of the Mohicans” may be a war movie but how the three great men defend their heritage give chills to my bones.


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Evan Almighty


Directed by: Tom Shadyac
Written by: Steve Oedekerk
Joel Cohen
Alec Sokolow
Steve Oedekerk
Steve Koren
Mark O’Keefe
Cast: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, Johnny Simmons, Graham Phillips, Jimmy Bennett, John Goodman
Release date: USA June 22, 2007
Philippines August 22, 2007

Summary from IMDb:
Evan Baxter is a rising congressman with a bright future and his goal to “change the world”. God hears this message and decides to give him a hand. Delivering Evan the material and the animals, he sets Evan the task of building an ark in preparation for a deluge, a big flood caused by Chuck Long’s poor design of the dam. After trying to ignore God as much as possible, Evan eventually goes ahead with the plan, even if the other Congressmen and his family thinks he’s mad.

Evan Almighty is a sequel to Bruce Almighty. It received poor reviews from muliple critics and viewers because it is not as funny as Bruce Almighty. I haven’t seen Bruce Almighty so I had nothing to compare it with that made me appreciate it and smile.

Evan Almighty is a modern version of Noahs’s Ark. It has a good script and it has heart. The film reflected environmental themes of how humans are stewards of God’s creation. It is good to see this movie with your family.

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