Wednesday, May 19, 2010

5 Foods that Boost Your Mood


Eat it for your brain: A handful of MultiGrain Cheerios or Kashi Heart to Heart offers folic acid, which can help fend off the blues. Those with low levels of the nutrient experience more symptoms of depression, a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health suggests, and a folic acid deficiency may prevent your antidepressants from working.

Eat it for your body: A quick bowl of whole-grain cereal brims with iron and vitamins, and gets your metabolism humming—and it sure beats skipping breakfast altogether, since that can lead to all sorts of problems later in the day. People who skipped breakfast only once every three months were 34 percent more likely to be obese than those who didn't, according to a study from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. So even if your body doesn't want it when you first wake up, find a breakfast you can live with, and eat up.


Eat it for your brain: Those with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids, found in several kinds of fish, were happier than those with lower levels, a study from the University of Pittsburgh reveals. Omega-3 fatty acids enhance areas of the brain that affect disposition. Certain fish also pack B12, a known mood booster, which wards off the doldrums by stimulating the brain's production of serotonin, helping you relax. Aim to eat two servings of low-mercury fish (like catfish, cod, crab, flounder and halibut) weekly for more smiles!

Eat it for your body: Wild salmon, trout, herring and other cold-water fish are filled with vitamin D, which helps curb appetite, as well as omega 3's, which lower the risk for heart disease. Research also shows that eating fish regularly improves insulin insensitivity, which helps build muscle and decrease belly fat.


Eat them for your brain: Feel sunnier by adding a bit of yellow. Egg yolks contain choline, a mood enhancer. Being low on this nutrient could lead to feeling anxious.

Eat them for your body: Yolks act as a multivitamin, delivering vitamins A and D, as well as folate and calcium.


Eat it for your brain: Sweeten your mood by indulging your chocolate urges. Half of depressed people reported craving chocolate, and most of them felt soothed after indulging, according to a survey in The British Journal of Psychiatry. Since chomping too much chocolate sends you into a sugar coma, munch just 1 ounce and savor every bite!

Eat it for your body: Eating a couple ounces of dark chocolate a week (about one Ghirardelli square a day) may cut your risk for heart disease by 33 percent, according to a study in The Journal of Nutrition. Plus, it has more disease-fighting antioxidants than green tea, red wine or blueberries. Perhaps Willy Wonka was on to something!


Eat them for your brain: Want a buzz booster? Frequent the produce aisle! People who ate the most fruits and veggies were least likely to feel depressed, a study by the University College London found.

Eat them for your body: Munching the recommended 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of veggies a day reduces your calorie intake and bolsters your immunity. The darker and more colorful, the better! The shades in fruits and vegetables come from phytonutrients, which protect different organs. For example, lutein in greens protects your eyes, while lycopene-packed red tomatoes shield your heart. Color yourself healthy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My New Pet

ohh well, Im back guys!..I miss blogging and I have a lot of things to tell you..Let me start with my new pet..yes!May new pet na ako..and it's not the typical pet na iniisip nyo..I just called it pet kasi I think kelangan ko siyang alagaan..hehe!seriously..after ng matagal na pag-iisip, I already decided to buy a lappy..At first I was hesitant to buy 'cause I don't know if I will be needing this..Oh well, with the generation right now I think I have to get one too!

Last October my friend and I decided to go to SM Megamall for a "laptop hopping" since we are really looking for an affordable laptop..hehe!kuripot kami eh..Actually I am really decided to get a laptop on that day..So there we are..Cyberzone...Lots of laptop to choose from.Until I decided to get the ACER 4736z. Aside that it is budget-friendly, the specifications are also OK (as my techie friends say) plus it comes with a free Globe Tattoo..hehe!I just added Php1000 so the Operating System would be Vista and they will add a 1 gb memory..Not bad Huh!

Here's the specification of my new lappy:

Operating System

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
Processor & Chipset

Intel® Pentium® mobile processor T4200 (1 MB L2 cache, 2 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 35 W), or T3400 (1 MB L2 Cache, 2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture
Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset

2GB Dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM support
Up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory using two soDIMM modules

320GB SATA Hard Disk Drive

Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M (Intel® GMA 4500M) with up to 1759 MB of Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (64 MB of dedicated video memory, up to 1695 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10
Dual independent display support
16.7 million colors
MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability (full decode)
WMV9 (VC-1) and H.264 (AVC) support (full decode)
Acer Arcade™ featuring Acer CinemaVision™ and Acer ClearVision™ technologies

DVD Super Multi double-layer combo drive
5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital™ (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)

Dolby®-optimized surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers
Optimized 3rd Generation Dolby Home Theater® audio enhancement, featuring Dolby® Digital Live, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIx, Dolby® Headphone, Dolby® Natural Bass and Dolby® Sound Space Expander, Dolby® Inverse Filtering, Dolby® High Frequency Enhancer technologies
True5.1-channel surround sound output
High-definition audio support
S/PDIF support for digital speakers
MS-Sound compatible
Acer PureZone technology with two built-in stereo microphones, featuring beam forming, echo cancellation, dynamic gain control (TBC), and noise suppression technologies

Friday, May 29, 2009

My Lakbayan

My Lakbayan grade is D!

How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!

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My Lakbayan grade is D!

How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!

Created by Eugene Villar.

Friday, May 1, 2009

I Luv It!

After 2 months of thinking if I should have a haircut done finally i've decided to have it this day!

After searching for salons where I could have it done I've decided to stick where I had my last haircut(which is last December pa ),where else but BENCH FIX Greenbelt branch..

Grabeh i super love it kasi I told my stylist "JUN" that I want to have Eva Longoria's cut..I like kasi Eva's hair eversince and yun ang gusto ko na cut.I voila!In just 30 minutes of cutting and saying goodbye to my old hair, I achieved it..hehe..

I paid 350 for the haircut which is not bad for what they have done naman..Parang ayaw ko tuloy maligo..hehe.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Heart's Day @ Puerto Galera

I spend my Valentine's day with my office friends at Puerto Galera.Well alangan namang magkulong ako sa bahay and mainggit sa mga lovers so I decided to join the gang.

Our meeting place is at Buendia station @ 4:30am.Ang aga ko nga doon.We departed at 5:00am and took a bus (Batangas Starexpress Liner if i'm not mistaken). Php167 ang fare.Siguro mga 2 hours ang biyahe.At the port we choose to take the Commando's ferry.Php450 roundtrip/Php250-one way.We thought na by 7:15 aalis na yung ferry in fairness ang tagal ha.Pero ayon sa mga fellow nabasa ko mabilis naman daw yung ferry na yun.So sige hayaan na lang namin.Pinuno pa kasi yung ferry.At around 9am nasa Puerto Galera na kami.

We stayed at Sea View Divers (Php1000/nyt).It was located on the farmost left pag baba mo ng ferry.As in nasa dulo siya.We occupy the 2 rooms there kasi there were 11 of us. We bring foods na pala so pahinga lang konti then kain na kami.The room can occupy 6 person.May 1 bed and 2 mattress on the floor na pagdating namin.It has a bathroom inside,a tv but does'nt have a fridge.May terrace din sila in which you can see the beach.Mataas kasi yung place so we can see it.

After we had our early lunch we decided na magswimming na.Parang ang sarap kasi ng tubig.We did'nt mind the heat.Swimming nga eh!Plus the fact na nasa dulo kami and we can do whatever we want to do there.

When we were tired of swimming we decided to take a walk along the shore.There we find some bangkeros and offered us to have an island hopping and snorkeling.We haggle for some of them and find a good price.For Php1500 it includes island and snorkeling.We decided to grab it kasi there were 9 of us interested for that and paghahatian na lang namin.At 1pm we were all set for the trip.

Snorkeling ang first stop namin.They call it Coral Garden.In fairness ang ganda!ang laki ng mga corals and mejo natakot ako kasi nakaksugat daw iyon.It was my second time to do snorkeling.So I already have the idea kung ano ang mga ggawin dun.Mejo makati lang dun kasi ang daming jelly fish. Nakakita din ako ng ahas!Hahaha.Takot talaga ako dun.We paid Php100/each for the tourguides s snorkeling site.Hindi kasi pwede pumunta yung bangka na sinakyan namin kaya we transferred sa mas maliit na bangka.

Next stop namin ay sa isang Island.I forgot the name ng island!hehehe..pero it was cool.Picture kami dito ng sobra.

After that may pupuntahan pa kami na island but too bad biglang umulan.Medyo nagpanic kami xe natakot kami sa alon.So we decided na bumalik na lang sa resort.

Nung tumigil na yung ulan nag-aya yung mga kasama ko na mag-volleyball.We paid Php150 for 3 hours.May mga net na available dun and ask ka lang kung saan pwede mgrent.Mga hapon na kami natapos sa paglalaro and napagod kaming lahat.

At night instead na magparty kami dun we decided to have a bonfire sa tapat ng resort namin.Hindi pa nga dapat pwede kasi baka magkasunog dapat daw may lagayan kami.So tinulungan kami ng caretaker dun and hinanapan talaga kami ng pang bonfire!

2nd day namin on Galera.Ang aga ko nagising!Kain lang ng konti and naglakad lakad ako with my friends.Kahit saan picture lang ng picture!

Nagkaayaan uli ang mga friendship.Mag-banana boat daw kami!Since I've never tried banana boat go ang lola moh!Php200/person for 20 minutes and rent for banana boat.Minimum of 8 max 10 person.Ang sarap ng feeling!lalo na pag bumabagsak ka!hehehe.Feeling nga namin hindi 20 minutes yun parang 30 minutes.4x silang bumagsak samantalang ako 5x!hahaha..Atleast na feel ko dba..Then hindi pa sila natapos gusto pa magkayak!Sige lang!Minsan lang naman yun and sayang yung chance.We paid Php400/kayak for 1 hour.Pwede na kayong magpalitan dun.hindi naman ako marunong magkayak kaya yung mga kasama ko ang ng sagwan nakisakay lang ako!hehehe

3:00pm ang balik ng ferry namin papuntang Batangas.Nag-check out na kami ng maaga.Yung iba namili pa ng mga pasalubong and souvenirs.Ang mura lang din ng mga souvenirs dun ha.Like the t-shirt you can buy it for Php90 sa white color.Then my dress then Php120 ata yun.Yung mga keychains 3 for 100.I bought sarong for Php120.Not bad.May mga nag-ooffer din ng massage dun Php200,braid Php100 and my henna tattoo Php100 minimum size yun.

In all ang saya ng Valentines Day ko.Hindi ko napansin na i'm single pala.Hehehe

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Sisig Experience

Lunch time.I was wondering kung anong masarap kainin.Parang may gusto kasi akong kainin and kelangan makain ko siya..Hmmm..alam ko na I want to eat sisig!Pero isang place lang ang alam ko and gustong-gusto ko ang timpla.

It was first introduced to me by my friend.I told her na I want to eat sisig.So hinatak niya ako and went to SM Makati.And presto!andun ang SISIG HOORAY!I was amazed how they make those sisig.Minsan maririnig moh pa nga yung pagchop nila.Infairness my rhythm pa ha!And when its my turn to taste.WOW..hahaha exag pero sarap talaga eh..Hmm..Pano nga ba gawin ang sisig?and my secret recipe kaya sila?So I googled it and guess what?I can't found their secret recipe..So I check na lang other recipe for sisig.


2 kg pork head skin (caperosa*)

2 tbsp. cooking oil

2 tbsp. chopped garlic

½ cup chopped onions

¼ cup chopped red chili

¼ cup grilled & chopped pork liver cubed

½ tsp fish sauce1 cup vinegar1 tbsp. soy sauce

½ pc. beef bouillon cube

1tsp. black pepper ground

2 cups soup broth

Deep-fried pork rind (Chicharon) bits, for topping

Calamansi/Caribbean Lemon slices to garnish

Mayonnaise as siding

*Caperosa is the term used to denote the skin around the head of a pig.

Grill pork head skin to singe off hair. When the hair has been burned off, boil the skin until tender, then slice into small cubes.

In a saucepan, heat cooking oil; then sauté the garlic, onions, and chili. Add the meat & pork liver, and let simmer until golden brown. Make a mixture of fish sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, bouillon & black pepper, then pour the broth into the cooking meat and let it simmer for ten minutes. To finish cooking the dish, pour it on a hot sizzling plate, and top with chicharon/pork rind bits.

To add a bit of tartness to the taste, squeeze a piece of calamansi or lemon on the dish.

Sisig can be served on its own (it’s known as a pulutan/beer match), or it can be served with rice. Some restaurants serve their Sisig on a sizzling plate, and they break an egg onto it and allow it to cook right on the sisig. Others serve it with mayo on the side, because it enhances the flavor of the Sisig.

Additional Ingredients:
1 cup chopped pork liver

1 cup mayonnaise

½ cup chopped (non-spicy) green chili pepper

Black pepper to taste

Optional: Deep-fried garlic chips

Cook Sisig as mentioned in the previous recipe; however, in a separate saucepan, boil 1 cup of chopped pork liver. Drain the excess water, and mix 1 cup of mayonnaise with the liver. Add a dash of black pepper.

Mix this sauce into the rest of the Sisig. Add ½ cup chopped (non-spicy) green chili pepper to the mix. Top generously with chopped chicharon, and even deep fried garlic chips, if you like.

Ayan gutom na talaga ako..Dinner na lang ako kakainin dito.

Credits to purpleish-for the idea(nagutom kasi ako kya blog ko na lang) the recipe

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Shout outs!

Sorry guys,medyo bc lang talaga this days...sobrang stress pa!hai..

I have a problem pa.Blocked na yung Shout outs ko kaya I was'nt able to see who leave messages for me..huhuhu...Nasa office kasi ako eh!hehehe...Give naman kayo ng suggestions guys if what should I replace for my shout outs...Your suggestions are highly appreciated...

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