Today, I receive all God’s love for me. Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God’s Universe. Today, I open myself to your Blessings, healing and miracles.Today, I open myself to God’s Word so that I become more like Jesus Everyday. Today, I proclaim that I’m God’s Beloved, I’m God’s Servant, I’m God’s powerful champion, And because I am blessed, I will bless the world, In Jesus Name, Amen.

RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

‘Ginuman Fest’ invades Cebu on March 1, 2013


‘Ginuman Fest’ invades Cebu on March 1, 2013
 
Ginebra San Miguel (GSM) officially opens the summer season with the Cebu leg of its 2013 “Ginuman Fest” concert series on March 1, 2013 (Friday) at the Cebu Coliseum.
Cebuanos can look forward to sizzling hot performances from Ginebra San Miguel endorsers The Itchyworms, Rocksteddy, Kenyo, Jhong “sample king” Hilario, Georgina Wilson, and Solenn Heussaff.
The bands will dish out their greatest hits as culled from their impressive catalogues of full-length studio albums, along with covers of current chart-toppers, party anthems, and homegrown hits.
GSMI brand ambassadors Anne Curtis, Maja Salvador, Paulo Avelino and Dingdong Dantes will also be gracing the other “Ginuman Fest” legs nationwide.

Cebuanos also stand a chance to win raffle prizes amounting to P100,000 in each leg of the series.

GSMI liquor products such as Ginebra San Miguel, GSM Blue, GSM Blue Light, GSM Blue Flavors, Premium Gin, Gran Matador Brandy, Antonov Vodka as well as Magnolia beverages will be made  available at all the venues.

“Ginuman Fest” will be held at the following locations on:

March 9, 2013 -  Antipolo  
March 16, 2013 -Pampanga  
March 22, 2013 -Santiago, Isabela 
April 12, 2013 -  Kalibo, Aklan 
April 19, 2013 -  Dasmariñas, Cavite 
April 26, 2013 -  Lipa, Batangas 
May 17, 2013  -  Solano, Nueva Vizcaya 
May 24, 2013 -   Lucena, Quezon 
May 31, 2013 -   Naga, Camarines Sur 
June 8, 2013  -   Metro Manila.

“Ginuman Fest” is GSM’s way of thanking its millions of kalahi for making its flagship product, Ginebra San Miguel, the world’s largest-selling gin. Ginebra San Miguel was introduced in 1834 and will be celebrating its 180th anniversary in 2014.


Monday, February 25, 2013

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MOTORCYCLE USERS


AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MOTORCYCLE USERS

I'll be writing in Filipino because today, February 25, 2013, is the 27th year anniversary of the Edsa Revolution Day.

Napansin ko na lalong tumaas ang istatistika ng mga nadidisgrasya sa paggamit ng motorsiklo. Minsan ay may nadaanan pa ako na mga motor na durog durog dahil sa aksidente. Na labis na nakalulungkot.

Ilang bagay na napansin ng aking kaibigan na maaaring nagiging dahilan kung bakit nagkakaroon ng disgrasya ang mga motor:

1. Mahilig gumitgit sa mga sasakyan kahit wala sila sa tamang linya. Mamang nag momotorsiklo, may blind spot po na tinatawag kapag nagmamaneho ng sasakyan huwag kayong biglang susulpot na lang kasi po may posibilidad na baka hindi kayo mapansin ng driver ng sasakyan.

2. Karamihan ay nakaitim na super duper hindi nakikita pagka may kadiliman ang daan. Pwede rin siguro, kayong mag dikit ng sticker na glow in the dark o ng umiilaw na ilaw sa inyong helmet o likod na bahagi ng inyong jacket para maiwasan ang disgrasya.


3. Tumatawid ang ibang pasaway na motorista ng pahalang imbes na umikot sa tamang tawiran. Kung pwede lang po sana ay tumawid kayo sa tamang tawiran para hindi kayo madisgrasya o mkadisgrasya.

Nawa'y magsilbing aral ang suggestions ng aking kaibigan para maiwasan ang disgrasya. Be safe everyone.



Sunday, February 24, 2013

NOEL CABANGON: Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino Book Launching


NOEL CABANGON: Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino Book Launching
The song that left a mark on everybody's heart is now a book. I am one of the lucky Filipinos to be invited at yesterday's book launching of "Ako'y isang Mabuting Pilipino" by Noel Cabangon.

In the past, I had witnessed several of his live performances. I am proud to tell everyone that I really idolize Sir Noel Cabangon. Not only because Noel Cabangon is an excellent songwriter/composer and singer but also because he is a good Filipino.
If you have not heard this song before, then let me share the video and the lyrics of the song to you now. Enjoy!
                            
Ako'y isang Mabuting Pilipino
by Noel Cabangon


Ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Minamahal ko ang bayan ko
Tinutupad ko ang aking mga tungkulin
Sinusunod ko ang kanyang mga alituntunin

Tumatawid ako sa tamang tawiran
Sumasakay ako sa tamang sakayan
Pumipila at ‘di nakikipag-unahan
At ‘di ako pasiga-siga sa lansangan

Bumababa’t nagsasakay ako sa tamang sakayan (Nagbababa ako sa tamang babaan)
‘di nakahambalang parang walang pakiaalam
Pinagbibigyan kong mga tumatawid sa kalsada
Humihinto ako ‘pag ang ilaw ay pula


[chorus]

‘pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Minamahal ko ang bayan ko
Tinutupad ko ang aking mga tungkulin
Sinusunod ko ang kanyang mga alituntunin

‘Di ako nagongotong o nagbibigay ng lagay
Ticket lamang ang tinatanggap kong ibinibigay
Ako’y nakatayo doon mismo sa kanto
At ‘di nagtatago sa ilalim ng puno

‘Di ako nagkakalat ng basura sa lansangan
‘Di bumubuga ng usok ang aking sasakyan
Inaayos ko ang mga kalat sa basurahan
Inaalagaan ko ang ating kapaligiran


[repeat chorus]

Lagi akong nakikinig sa aking mga magulang
Kaya’t pag-aaral ay aking pinagbubutihan
‘di ako gumagamit ng bawal na gamot
O kaya’y tumatambay at sa eskwela’y ‘di pumapasok

Ipinagtatanggol ko ang aking karangalan
‘pagkat ito lamang ang tangi kong kayamanan
‘di ko ibinebenta ang aking kinabukasan
Ang boto ko’y aking pinahahalagahan


[repeat chorus]

Ako’y isang tapat at totoong lingkod ng bayan
Pabor o lagay ay ‘di ko pinapayagan
Tapat ang serbisyo ko sa mamamayan
‘Di ko ibinubulsa ang pera ng bayan

Ipinagtatanggol ko ang mamamayang Pilipino
Mga karapatan nila’y kinikilala ko
Iginagalang ko ang aking kapwa tao
Ipinaglalaban ko ang dangal ng bayan ko.


[repeat chorus twice]

Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino


"Ako'y isang Mabuting Pilipino" book by Noel Cabangon is available at all branches of National Bookstore Nationwide for only Php 69.95. Super mura. Go, bili na! Napakainam na pangregalo lalo na sa mga bata. The book will help inculcate good values in our children.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

YOSHINOYA: Gyudon Eating Contest Grand Winners


YOSHINOYA: Gyudon Eating Contest Grand Winners
All challengers were given fifteen (15) minutes to dig in and stuff themselves with the world’s best-selling Gyudon(beef) from Yoshinoya. Everybody had a hard time chomping down the heavy rice meal topped with thin slices of sumptuous beef. Some challengers are on the verge of tears as they tried to outdo one another. Our fellow blogger, Florencio Jusay Jr., grand winner of the media challenge, shared that on his third bowl, he was already crying. The grand winner eat the Gyudon while standing up. He remained standing even after the contest but I admire all of them because the challengers fought until the end as they flipped one bowl after another as many and as fast as they could. The top three finalists with the most number of bowls consumed and the least weight of leftovers after the allotted time were declared winners at the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Challenge today, February 23, 2013. The Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Challenge is now on its fourth year.
The Grand Winner of the exciting Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest won for himself the grand prize of Php 100,000 pesos, beating 28 other contestants at the New Glorietta Activity Center in Makati, Philippines. He consumed eight ( 8 ) bowls of Yoshinoya Beef Gyudon.
Second prize winner is Justin Cardano. He won Php 50,000 pesos. I told him that I remember him from Chef Noodles Ddukbokki (떡볶이) Eating Challenge where he emerged as last year's grand winner.
 
The third prize winner got Php 25,000 pesos.
Our fellow blogger, Florencio Jusay Jr. or FPJ as we fondly call him, won Php 30,000 pesos for beating Romel Balbin of UNTV, DJ Totoy Bato of Yes FM, and Rusty Roman of Dyaryo Ngayon at the Gyudon Eating Contest for Media. FPJ's record is a total of 6 bowls which he finished in 15 minutes :)
 
Congratulations everyone! Don't sleep yet, try to walk first! (Jalan Jalan).
At the weekly qualifying rounds which happened last January 21 to February 15, 2013, the participants only had 5 minutes to finish the most number of Gyudon. They tripled the time during the finals and got a record-breaking 8 bowls. Each of the non-winning participants was given a consolation prize of P2,000 worth of Yoshinoya gift certificate.


BLUE WATER DAY SPA:Introduces New Endorsers


BLUE WATER DAY SPA: Introduces New Endorsers
The Chinese New Year 2013 ushers new endorsers for Blue Water Day Spa. A media launch was held at the Palawan Ballroom of Edsa Shangri-La hotel last February 19, 2013. Handsome Aljur Abrenica, Cute Ian Batherson and Sexy Iya Villania were launched as the new endorsers for Blue Water Day Spa (BWDS). 
Leading the pack is Aljur Abrenica who probably possesses one of the sexiest bodies in showbiz, not to mention a captivating smile :-). He doesn't need to say anything. His charm says it all.
 
He told everyone that a soothing massage is all he needs to rejuvenate, rest and relax.
 
Aljur shared that in the past, his friends would always invite him to BlueWater Day Spa because they love going there.
  
Aljur said,"Now that I’m one of the endorsers of BlueWater Day Spa, I will be the one inviting them to try the spa services at BlueWater Day Spa.
 
Aljur plans to bond with his family and friends at the BlueWater Day Spa movie theater massage. You see, it is BlueWater Day Spa the first in the world to bring a movie theater massage experience to the people. They have a Blue-ray quality projector, surround sound, amazing La-Z-Boy chairs and of course, a personal masseuse. You’re guaranteed to have the most luxurious and most relaxing movie watching experience of your life!

Aljur added that his endorsement deal with BlueWater Day Spa could not have come at a better time as it helps him relax and de-stress especially now that he's in between projects. He said that he particularly loves the foot spa at BlueWater Day Spa. Aljur is very confident that once his family and friends enter this spa paradise, they will be in for an ultimate spa experience.
Iya Villania's favorite is the Athlete's massage. She prefers hard massage and would often request for the strongest masseuse at Blue Water Day Spa.



Ian loves to have a massage every now and then so it was a welcome surprise for him to be chosen as one of the spa’s endorsers. “BlueWater Day Spa and I have a really good relationship. I was already a fan of the spa even before I became an endorser. I enjoy their services and how therapists attend to your needs really well,” said Ian. “My personal favorite is the Aroma Chakra Massage. After the massage, I felt really good because it was very soothing. I also loved how the therapist talked about how chakra points in my body were healed using the stones.”



BlueWater Day Spa now has six (6) branches strategically located in the following areas:
  1. Ortigas
  2. Makati
  3. Eastwood
  4. Capitol Hills
  5. Tomas Morato 
  6. Cotabato City

Plunge into a world of wholeness at BlueWater Day Spa. Aljur, Ian and Iya all agree that a visit to the spa takes them on both physical and emotional healing. So, what are you waiting for? Go and visit any of the BlueWater Day Spa branches near you.


BlueWater Day Spa is open for franchising. For more information about BlueWater Day Spa, please log on to www.bluewaterdayspa.com


Friday, February 22, 2013

VIGEN SCALP CLINIC: Provides Solution to Hair Loss and Scalp Problem


VIGEN SCALP CLINIC: Provides Solution to Hair Loss and Scalp Problem
 
Do you have a healthy hair and scalp? Many people have hair or scalp problems. Hair may thin or fall out, break off, or grow slowly. Dandruff or an itching or peeling scalp may cause embarrassment and discomfort. Hair and scalp problems can be upsetting, My dermatologist told me many years ago that I have a sensitive scalp. So, when I was invited to try the services being provided by Vigen Scalp Clinic located at the ground floor of Richbelt Terraces along Annapolis Street in Greenhills, San Juan,  I immediately grabbed the opportunity to learn more about having a healthy hair and scalp at Vigen Scalp Clinic.
Vigen Scalp Clinic has spacious hallways.  Each client is assigned a cubicle that ensures his or her privacy. Upon arrival, I was ushered to a consultation room where I was asked to sit down and fill up a form. 
Then the therapist began a scalp assessment using a special microscopic camera which magnifies my scalp and hair several times. The magnified images can be viewed in an in-room LED monitor.  
  
The therapist said that I have an oily scalp and damaged hair. I noticed there’s a transparent substance on my scalp and my scalp are reddish. I got scared! I wanted to freak out.
I asked the therapist what does the white substances on my scalp represent. She told me that those are thin films of chemicals and debris left by pollution, shampoos and conditioners as well as the result of the use and abuse of hair products that accumulated through the years on my scalp.  
A reddish scalp means it is inflamed. Scary! That’s the culprit why people experience itchiness and irritation. Yeah, just like you, I was told by my hairdresser in the past to switch from one brand of shampoo to another every other month. But that didn't solve the problem, because all along, all I did pala is switch from one brand of shampoo full of harsh chemicals to another. The buildup blocked my pores and as a result, affected the growth of my hair. According to the therapist, each pore should have more than 2 hair growths. Sadly, I have either one or two only. It was so scary! That means I am in the beginning stage of getting bald! Oh no! I can't imagine it!  While my scalp and hair were projected on the screen, the therapist explains everything to me in a mild manner. I was really concerned. Her analysis scared the heck outta me. Analysis Result: Not only do I have an unhealthy and inflamed scalp but I am also in the beginning stage of hair loss. Having a "buhaghag" hair all my life, hair loss is the last word that will cross your mind if you were asked to describe my hair. Imagine my surprise when I was diagnosed to be in the beginning stage of hair loss.

Hair loss, including thinning and breaking, is the most common scalp problem. Most people lose from 50 to 100 hairs per day. Hair gradually thins as people age, although not all people are affected to the same degree. Hereditary thinning or balding is the most common cause of thinning hair. You can inherit this from either your mother's or father's side of the family. Women with this trait develop thinning hair, while men may become completely bald. The condition can start in the teens, 20s, or 30s.

I can't imagine a bald me. Both of my parents don't have any bald members in their family so that means I can't blame it on my genes.  
 
Then who is to blame? The answer? All the harsh chemicals on the shampoo and conditioner that I am using plus other hair products such as hair color, styling gel, mousse and hair wax leave deposits on the scalp that prevent pores from breathing well. Plus, I was told that my daily activities leave perspiration on the scalp, which, if not cleansed off at the end of the day, could inflame the skin on the head. That statement of the Vigen consultant made me sad. I love my shampoo and conditioner.  I've been using those products alternately since I was a little girl :-(

Good thing, all hope is not lost!  Apparently, there is a way for me to regain my crowning glory according to the one who conducted my hair and scalp analysis because Vigen Scalp Clinic offers a variety of treatments to safely bring back the vitality and health of my hair and scalp. Vigen Scalp Clinic specializes in making the hair and scalp healthy and they even offer treatments to stimulate hair growth. Vigen Scalp Clinic can safely cleanse any scalp without the use of harsh chemicals. After the consultation, I got a chance to try their treatment. 
First, the therapist asked me to wear socks and she then asked me to wear a boots-cuffs which is a four-tired rippling air pressure massager as shown in the pictures, it gives pressure to the vein, thus promoting the circulation of blood and body fluids. 

Vigen Scalp Clinic sells a brand new boots massager that is made in Korea for only Php 14,995.00. Hmmm, not bad...
While waiting for my therapist to prepare what she needed to revitalize my hair, click click muna :-)

Then the treatment have begun.

My treatment is a 14-step process that lasted for about an hour. If I remember it right my treatment is called basic Scalp Healing Care Program. The program includes the following:
  • Intensive scalp scaling
  • Patented ION deep cleansing
  • Application of a scalp healing and regenerating solution
  • Infrared scalp therapy
  • Water Acupuncture
  • Hair Growth Treatment 
  • pressurized massage
  • aromatherapy 
  • hot shoulder compress  
  • Galvanic Ion 
Did I tell you I was having a headache when I arrived there? Miracle or not, by the end of the treatment my headache was gone. 
I had a treatment that involved the application of imported specialized treatments in small bottles that treat inflamed scalp. There is a different program for those needing preventive treatment for hair loss, and another one that promotes hair growth with the application of imported specialized treatment that encourages hair growth.
 
Vigen Scalp Clinic has the right treatment to soothe itchy irritated scalp.
Aside from the scalp cleaning and treatment, I also got a pressurized leg massage, aromatherapy, a hot shoulder compress plus a bubble spa.
 
I so love the relaxation component which is a part of the entire scalp care program.  After the treatment I feel relaxed, as if I just came out of a spa. I would say that Vigen Scalp Clinic offers a holistic approach to scalp treatment. I am glad that I didn’t pass up this opportunity. Not only am I now more knowledgeable about my scalp and hair condition but I am now also aware that I can have treatments to have a healthy scalp and hair. I will definitely go back to Vigen Scalp Clinic one of these days. They have a promo of ten plus one session for only Php 3,000 plus, so I am thinking of availing that promo.
 
Vigen Scalp Clinic also offer Scalp Helmet Treatment to stimulate hair growth for only Php 3,500 per session. Not every head of hair has the same concerns. Act now and consult the therapist at Vigen Scalp Clinic. Everyone can have a healthy hair and scalp at Vigen Scalp Clinic. The Vigen Scalp Clinic uses equipment specially imported from Korea, which is not available locally in other salons or clinics. They also offer organic shampoos and conditioners, and hair growth formulas that you can use on a daily basis.

Vigen Scalp Clinic is located at G/F, Richbelt Terraces, 19 Annapolis St., Greenhills, San Juan (beside Foot Zone & Maging Sing). The Scalp Check hotline are 0917-86-SCALP (72257) and (02) 217-9045.


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