Archives for July 2011

The Biggest Loser

I am a proud member of “Filipina Bloggers United”. What I love about this community is the members are helping each other not only on technical aspects of blogging but also on personal matters such as rants about in-laws, marital/family problems, raising kids and sometimes financial troubles. Members can share their experiences on just about anything.

Now, two of the administrators are cooking up something. It’s something like the biggest loser. Participants will be motivated to lose weight through their preferred weight loss program because they need to have weight loss diary or weight loss blog to document the developments (if there will be any).

Teehee! This is what I need. Because I am living at work (literally), I find it hard to escape and visit the gym; the same reason why stay-at-home Moms in our neighborhood, including me, hired trainer for our aerobics and Thai-Bo sessions. Sadly we didn’t meet our goals fro the biggest loser because the personal trainer we hired was not that dedicated and very unprofessional. He was late all the time and he lacks the knowledge and skills to provide us with effective work-outs. He should have enrolled first to a good personal trainer school and had the expertise before he offered his services.

Another problem I had, aside from undedicated trainer, is my lack of motivation. Now that we will have the biggest loser, we will be obliged to record everything weekly, from our weight down to our waist size. I will do that along with other Filipina Bloggers…virtually…good enough to motivate me.

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Tips to Prevent Vehicular Accident during Rainy Days

Yesterday’s news about the passenger bus which fell from the Skyway is really tragic; tragic because it could have been prevented if the bus driver was extra careful during that rainy Tuesday morning.

The bus that crashed onto the service road near the Sucat exit.
(Photo tweeted by @woweeposadas and retweeted by the MMDA)

It is a reality here in the Philippines that majority of drivers are not educated properly as to road usage, safety, courtesy and defensive driving thus resulting to senseless accidents wasting precious lives and property.

Below are simple driving tips during heavy rains:

•Slow down, it’s difficult to adjust stopping in wet weather.
•Water accumulates in the outside lanes so stay in the middle lanes
•Following distance needs to be increased during wet weather.
•Follow the tracks of the car ahead of you.
•As much as possible, don’t follow large trucks because the spray created by their large tires affects your vision.
•Be alert! Watch out for brake lights in front of you.
•Turn your headlights on even in a light rain.
•Before the start of the rainy season, replace brittle wipers.
•Avoid off-road driving: it’s hard to judge the actual depth of puddles and you can easily become stuck, even in an SUV.
•Don’t drive beyond the limits of visibility. Rainy roads become especially treacherous during the night and glare of incoming vehicles may cause very poor visibility.
•Don’t attempt driving through moving water if you can’t see the ground, your car could be swept.
•When driving through flooded road of uncertain depth, go slow. If it’s deeper than the bottom of your doors, turn around and find another route. Flood water can cause serious damage to a car’s electrical system.
•Stay off the road during heavy thunderstorms.

Luckily, there were only a few passengers in the bus and traffic was moving below the Skyway thus averting a major vehicular accident. This should be a lesson to all drivers and government agencies that existing rules be observed and implemented so as not to have a repeat of this accident.

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Mom-Me Time with Mary Higgins Clark

“On the Street Where You Live” is the title of Mary Higgins Clark’s novel that I have just read. It is about Emily, a young woman that is haunted by two murders that are closely linked. In seeking to find the link between the murder in her family a hundred and ten years ago and the recent murder, Emily becomes threat to the killer who has chosen her as the next victim.


Good read but it didn’t fascinate me much because I was able to read a novel with almost the same plot as this one…”copycat killer”. But I am glad though that I found the time to finish it last weekend. I seldom find time for myself so reading this novel was one of those precious times I cherish. Once again, it was a great Mom-Me time.

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Weekend Blog Follower Caravan No.19

It’s Weekend Blog Follower Caravan once again. And for week 19, we will follow via Google Friend Connect and like blogs’ fan pages. Weee! To join, here are what you need to do…

•LIKE and FOLLOW our sponsors’ fan pages and blogs (remember that liking with your fan pages doesn’t count so please like with your profile pages)…

Like Pinay Mommy Online on Facebook and visit the site to follow via GFC.

•Make a welcome post for other participants of WBFC # 19 to comment on. Make sure you place the badge on your post, link to your blog’s fan page or LIKE widget and your GFC widget visible.
•Comment on the welcome post if you have LIKED and FOLLOWED. If you are already a fan or a follower, still leave a comment to know that you have visited.

Only one blog is allowed per blogger. What are you waiting for? Make a welcome post now and join us.

You can see my GFC and  fan page button on the sidebar. Thanks in advance!

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Cells and DNA

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Credit: Forensic Science
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