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  • Teen Drivers Beware

    Posted on November 30, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

    Are you aware that thirteen percent of drivers involved in fatal car accidents are ages 15 to 20?  According to experts, inexperience is the number one cause of these crashes, so before you allow your teen to drive by themselves, make sure you spend at least 100 hours in the car with your child just to be sure that he has mastered his new skill.

    Two or more teens in the car also causes distractions [talking, singing and joking around] that increase the risk of accidents.  Another cause is texting and making phone calls while driving.  These easily distract young drivers.  Make sure your teen drivers are aware of the hazards of using a cellphone while driving.

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    Protect Your Loved Ones

    Posted on @ 2:07 pm

    Now that times are really tough, budgets are useless if they are not realistic.  We set aside money for food, utility bills, gas, vitamins, medicines and regular check-ups.  Insurance is another issue, I strongly consider it so my family will have something in case something major happens. A term life insurance is the simplest type to get at this time because it’s very affordable.  This is the cheapest kind of insurance and yet it addresses my worries in case something bad happens.  How about you?  Have you considered getting an isurance for you and your family?

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    Disappointments

    Posted on @ 1:47 pm

    In life, we often encounter interruptions and disappointments along the way.  But these disappointments are only God’s way of exhibiting his love and grace.  We may look at those disappointments as tragedies but God gives them to us as a “wake-up” call to help us become better and more effective persons.  So the next time you encounter them, take it on the bright side and everything will be easier.

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    when you’re sick in bed…

    Posted on @ 1:39 pm

    During these cold months, a lot of people get sick.  And when you’re sick in bed, the fastest way to recovery is to take a lot of rest and lots of fluids.  You may want to include ginseng tea on your diet because it boosts levels of T-cells.  These T-cells produce immune-stimulating chemicals when viruses attack, plus, it eases symptoms of viral infections such as fatigue, headache, brain fog and nausea.  Nothing beats a hot cup of ginseng tea while cuddled up in your electric blanket on cold winter days.

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    Heavy Loads

    Posted on November 29, 2008 @ 1:42 pm

    Heavy backpacks can be a pain and might cause back injuries in the future.  To help distribute the weight evenly and keep posture aligned, teach your kids to wear both straps and use the chest or waist belt.  According to experts, a child’s backpack should weigh no more than ten to fifteen percent of his body weight.  If possible, pack only essential supplies each day.

    photo credits: dreye.com.cn

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    When You Pray for Something

    Posted on November 28, 2008 @ 1:30 pm

    When we ask God to do something, we must also be ready to do our part.  We must be willing to do whatever we can, using whatever means He gives.  We cannot just ask Him for a promotion if we didn’t work hard for it.  And we can’t ask him to let us win on a game if we did not do our part.

    When we pray for something, God answers them by providing us the means, all you have to do is act on it.

    “Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.”

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    Bookworm Meme

    Posted on November 25, 2008 @ 5:27 pm

    I’ve been tagged with the Bookworm Meme by Signe Says.  Thanks Signe 😉

    Here’s how this meme works:

    1. Grab the nearest book.
    2. Open the book to page 56.
    3. Find the fifth sentence.
    4. Post the text of the next two to five sentences.
    5. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one. Pick the Closest.
    6. Tag five people to do the same.

    “Well, nothing on the first date,” she said, sitting back in her chair, getting comfortable.  “That’s just to capture them.  That’s not the word, is it?”  “Captivate.”  “Right!”

    The title of the book is Lily White by Susan Isaac.  Lee White is a criminal defense lawyer and into her life drifts Norman, a con man charged with strangling to death his wife.  But just as Lee is resigning herself to the inevitable GUILTY verdict, she begins to have doubts…

    Now, for the next five:

    1) Niko’s Blog

    2) Proud Mommy

    3) Life’s like a Wheel

    4) WTF Do You Blog About!?

    5) Mrs G

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    What a mess!

    Posted on @ 5:27 pm

    One time I was sick and stayed in bed the whole day, so I asked hubs to prepare dinner.  It was the first time I asked him to do that so I wasn’t really surprised when he called me for dinner and found the kitchen in a mess.  I somehow expected it, the utensils were scattered all over the counters, the oven was a mess, the tv stand was in the kitchen and there were a lot of dishes to be washed.  I wanted to freak out but I was too weak.  There was food on the table alright and I had to thank him for his efforts.   After dinner hubs and the kids asked me to go back to bed, and when I got up the next day, everything was clean and back in place!

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    Money and Friends

    Posted on November 24, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

    My parents started out with nothing, but they worked really hard and made it big.  They were able to buy several properties, a big house, several cars and we traveled a lot.  Relatives and friends were all over us.  Weeks before christmas, gifts start coming in.  Our house is always full of guests, friends and relatives who come for help and those who just want to be close to them.

    Mom and dad were well-connected during those times that they were able to help many of them.  They were able to send them to work for abroad.  It was in the year 1997 when our business [we were importing video machines] started going down.  We had to sell most of our properties to pay for loans.  It was good that they were able to invest on properties, at least we had something to pay for the money my parents owed.

    When people knew about this, only a handful of friends and relatives were left on our side.  Many of them, specifically the ones they’ve helped, who also made it big, distanced themselves.  Why?  I had no idea.  All I can think of is maybe they were afraid mom and dad would borrow money from them, OR maybe because they can’t get something from my parents anymore.

    Since I was young, I often hear my mom say “You put the money in your pocket and not in your head”, obviously her “friends” didn’t think that way.   It’s just so sad that some people are only good to you when you have money.  In a way it was also good  because it is only when you’ve lost your money that you’ll know who your real friends are.

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    Don’t Park Your Purse

    Posted on @ 6:12 pm

    Do you park your purse on the restroom sink?  If you have to use a public restroom, keep bags and packages slung on your shoulder or clamp them between your knees or ask your companion to hold it for you.  It will also be wise to use a paper towel to turn off the faucet.  The restroom might look clean and dry but it can still harbor germs.  The countertops, sinks and surrounding surfaces can be infected with E.coli and salmonella.  Some reports show they actually have more germs than toilets do.  Ewww!

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