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.

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RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain

RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain. A unique insight into the fragility of the extraordinary human brain. A true st...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® opens a new store in Adriatico, Malate


The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® opens a new store in Adriatico, Malate.

A coffee shop serving masterfully crafted beverages and a dynamic, artsy neighborhood come together in an inspired pairing.

Celebrated as the capital’s bohemian quarter, Adriatico’s locale is the latest community to be immersed in the whole The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® experience. “With our finest custom-roasted Arabica coffee and hand-plucked whole leaf teas, Adriatico’s old-world air comes alive with the addition of the modern-day gourmet delights that The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® brings,” shares Walden Chu, President of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Philippines.

To formally launch its Adriatico store, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® hosted an art-themed gathering yesterday, June 1, 2012 in it’s two-storey coffee shop that also features a cozy complementing glasshouse. As a tribute to the area’s famed artist hub, Penguin Café Gallery, the store’s launch presented simultaneous art exhibits and intimate discussions with art installation mavericks Cesare and Jean Syjuco and digital illustration prodigy Dan Matutina.

For one extra special night, the premier café chain’s newest location housed diverse artwork collections of the said artists for guests to appreciate, while the artists talked about the inspirations behind each masterpiece and the subtleties that influenced their work.

Afterwards, guests were served with spiked specialty coffee and tea offerings while mingling in an entertaining ambiance enhanced with techno grooves and house tracks mixed by DJ Joey Santos.

“As a premium brand that considers crafting internationally acclaimed gourmet drinks and treats a priceless art form, we here at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® invite the community’s artistically inclined populace to feel right at home in our Adriatico store,” says Chu.

One of the biggest privately held coffee chains in the country, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Philippines has been serving Filipinos with their full selection of signature premium drinks since 2003. To know more about the brand, you may log on to www.coffeebean.com.ph.


Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Adriatico store Art Exhibit




  Cesare
Dan Matutina (caricature by Meneer Marcelo)
 
Jean Syjuco
 
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Adriatico store Art Exhibit was a tribute to the area’s famed artist hub. Adriatico, Malate is a haven for artists.
 
Penguin Café Gallery, the The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Adriatico store launch presented simultaneous art exhibits and intimate discussions with art installation mavericks Cesare and Jean Syjuco and digital illustration prodigy Dan Matutina.


Friday, June 1, 2012

Broken Heart


My heart got broken exactly four years ago today when my Papa died. I felt the world stopped and my heart stopped beating when they told me my Papa was gone.

I couldn't believe that my Papa who was so strong-willed will succumb to death without a fight. I always believed that my Papa would survive and spring back to life. That's how I viewed Papa, someone so strong and gentle at the same time, kind, understanding and loving. I love him so much.

A big part of me died when my Mama died two years before Papa. Yes, I must admit I have never really gotten over the death of my parents. Don't try to talk me out of my sadness if you still have both your parents with you. Talk is cheap. You will never feel the pain I have in my heart. You will never fit in my shoes. If you also lost both your parents, please impart some words of wisdom to me if you can, please. So I can move on...Yes, this is a cry for help.

I always asked God why he took my Mama and Papa away from me. I know, you will tell me that they're happy in heaven now. A lot of people told me that. Yes, I know for a fact that my parents are in heaven now. Why? Because my parents were so kind, loving and understanding. I would never trade anything in the world for them. They're the best parents one could ever wish for.

I hope things will get better now that I understand that this isn't the end and I will see my mama and papa again. I am lucky I was able to give him a big hug and a kiss before his heart attack. But still, it is difficult to hold back the tears and to stop my longing for my parents.

It’s difficult to let both of you go but I must…I know I must....Please Pray with me for my Papa's Death Anniversary today...I am literally crying when I compose this post-(

Loving God,

Listen to our prayer as we remember Constancio Sy on the anniversary of his death.
We thank you for the good things you have done among us by his life and example.
Grant that he may rejoice with you in heaven, as we journey to your kingdom.
Keep us faithful in following the way of Jesus that we may live in your love.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Is Glaucoma already ruining your sight?


Is your eyesight slowly blurring? It may be a sign of the dreaded disease called glaucoma. As the darkness of glaucoma ruins the quality of life for you and your family, it’s most dire effects can be temporarily circumvented with proper knowledge of what it is.

Glaucoma is an incurable eye disease that gradually steals vision. This means that as your days pass, blindness slowly take over a person’s life. Save what was left of your eyesight. Have yourself or your love ones check before its too late.

Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, which is the cable that connects the eye to the brain. Damage to this very crucial nerve is permanent and causes shrinking of the visual field, leading to blindness.
In the Philippines, glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. As an advocacy against glaucoma, the Philippine Glaucoma Society is aggressively promoting awareness of the disease in the country in partnership with Allergan.

How exactly can you know that you have glaucoma already? You can’t. Only your doctor can pinpoint exactly if it truly is glaucoma that is ruining your eyesight as symptoms of the disease may not be apparent in the early stages.
 
Although mostly asymptomatic early on, a small percentage of cases of glaucoma have episodes of eye and head pain, blurred vision, redness, headache, vomiting and seeing rainbows around lights.
Patients who have high eye pressure, family history of glaucoma, are aged over 45 years old, previous eye injury, chronic steroid use, diabetes mellitus, or Asian descent have a higher risk of getting glaucoma.

High eye pressure

The normal range of eye pressure is 10-21 millimeters of mercury.  Your doctor measures your eye pressure using a special instrument called a tonometer. 
Eye pressure alone does not cause glaucoma; however, it is the most significant risk factor for the disease. If diagnosed with high eye pressure, it is smart to frequently get comprehensive eye examinations to check for signs of glaucoma. It is only the only risk factor that can be modified with treatment.

Diabetes mellitus

Patients with diabetes are also at high risk of getting the incurable eye disease. This is by virtue of the two diseases occurring in a similar age group (>50 years). There is also a certain type of glaucoma resulting from diabetic complications in the retina. This usually occurs in long-standing uncontrolled diabetes. 

Family History 

Open-angle glaucoma, one of the most common types of glaucoma, is hereditary. If you have immediate family members with glaucoma, you are more susceptible to the disease compared to those without it.

Steroids

There are many studies that show the relationship between the chronic use of steroids and glaucoma. Long-term steroid use may cause elevation of the eye pressure and cause glaucomatous damage to the optic nerve. Common indications for steroids are asthma, arthritis, severe allergies, eczematous skin conditions. If you are being given steroids for more than 1 month ask to be referred to an eye doctor for measurement of eye pressure.

Eye injury

A previous eye injury also makes a patient susceptible to glaucoma. Injuries that penetrate the eye may damage the drainage channels of the eye causing high eye pressure. Common causes of these are sports-related injuries.
There is no cure yet for glaucoma. The only thing that you and your doctor can do is slow down the damage that glaucoma causes on not only your vision but also your life. 
Remember, for glaucoma, early detection is the only solution. Visit your doctor and find out if glaucoma is already ruining your sight.


Kim Chiu talks about Delfi Goya


Kim Chiu talks about Delfi Goya
Pretty Kim Chiu talks about Delfi Goya when she visited Love Radio 90.7 and Yes FM 101.

Goya Brand ambassadress popular actress and Certified movie queen Kim Chiu had made a security guard happy. Actually Kim definitely left a smile on everyone's face including the staff and hosts of the said programs.

For more of this story please click here.


http://www.yummy-tales.blogspot.com/2012/05/kim-chiu-is-goya-chocoholic-like-you.html


Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Bridal Expo 2012 Happily Ever After Edition Year 9


Engaged couples, soon to be Brides and Grooms, you are cordially invited to the BRIDAL EXPO: “HAPPILY EVER AFTER 9th YEAR EDITION”on June 2-3, 2012 at PICC FORUM 1, 2 & 3, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.
TRADECON is inviting you to join, together with the grooms and brides at “The Bridal Expo 2012” Happily Ever After Edition Year 9”.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

HOW TO COMMUTE FROM CUBAO TO EYMARD DRIVE IN NEW MANILA


HOW TO COMMUTE FROM CUBAO TO EYMARD DRIVE IN NEW MANILA

Hi peeps! I know some of you are wondering how to commute to New Manila because of the Free Concert that I posted several days ago to be performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra at PETA Theater in New Manila. See the link Here

So to stop you from your agony, I asked my brother of www.yummy-tales.blogspot.com and Dan of PETA some tips on how to commute to New Manila. Here it goes:

  1. From Aurora Boulevard in Cubao, ride a jeepney with a ESPANA signage.
  2. Go down at Caltex station in between Christ the King and Quezon City Sports Club.
  3. The street besides Caltex is Eymard Drive so enter that side street then walk for a minute
  4. Voila! #5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City na!
Happy Commuting! Take Care and hanggang sa muli folks!


Cuisinart Unites Blending and Cooking in One Innovative Product


Cuisinart, America's Leader in Premium Home Appliances, has created a lifestyle workshop, in partnership with Rustan’s, entitled “Soup Du Jour”, to launch its newest innovative product, the Cuisinart Soup Maker. This versatile machine makes hot soup, whips up smoothies, crushes ice and does much more.
Soup is one of the most diverse and beloved dishes in a home cook’s repertoire, and has been a staple of kitchens around the world for centuries. Traditionally, soups of all kinds are prepared in stages: chopping vegetables, slicing meats, prepping and measuring herbs and spices, and of course, actually cooking the soup. Now, consumers can do all of this – even cooking – in the new Cuisinart Soup Maker (SSB-1). This innovative new blender utilizes patented technology that allows for cooking and stirring ingredients, which allows permits fresh homemade soup to be prepared from start to finish: the nonstick heater plate can be used to sauté ingredients, simmer and even boil soups, all of which can then be blended to the perfect consistency with the touch of a button. In addition, the blender is ideally suited for more traditional tasks like crushing ice and blending smoothies and cocktails.

“Cuisinart is proud to introduce this exciting new blender, and to once again change the way consumers think about preparing meals at home,” says Mary Rodgers, Director of Marketing Communications for Cuisinart. “The Blend and Cook Soup Maker is ahead of the curve, as it addresses a need for expediency in the kitchen and offers a level of performance and convenience that is unrivaled in the category.”

What to Look for When Purchasing a Blender:

Performance:

Cuisinart’s Soup Maker has numerous features that allow home cooks to make any soup, chowder or stew quickly and efficiently. The blender has 1000-watts of cooking power (with the blender alone, without the heater, being able to achieve a maximum of 500-watts) and a thermal, shock-resistant glass blending/cooking jar with a sturdy, wide-mouth design. This unique blender jar can hold 1.4 liters of hot liquids and 1.75 liters of cold liquids, with markings for each clearly visible on the jar itself. The dial allows users to choose speeds from one to four (one to two only for blending hot ingredients) and pulse ingredients to the desired consistency. The blender also has a countdown timer that can be set for up to 30 minutes in one-minute increments. In addition, a leak-proof rubber gasket holds the blender jar snugly in position for safe operation.

Design:

Aside from the ability to cook ingredients, the Soup Maker has other significant design elements as well. The unit has high, medium and low temperature settings to ensure that any type of soup is brought to the proper cooking and serving temperature, as well as a stir function that gently mixes ingredients as they cook. The Soup Maker is also designed with a nonstick interior and cooking plate and is equipped with high-quality unique stainless steel blades with a unique design for thorough blending and ultra smooth consistency.

Convenience:

Cuisinart’s new blender offers a lot of convenient features, including an easy-to-read LED 30-minute countdown timer to allow for perfect timing, whether preparing a light carrot and ginger soup or a hearty corn and clam chowder. The blender also has a press-on lid with a tight-fitting seal to prevent leakage, which is equipped with vents to allow steam to escape during the cooking process. Additionally, the lid includes a removable measuring cup that allows home cooks to measure up to three ounces of ingredients to add through the lid opening created by the removal of the measuring cup. Lastly, all removable parts of the unit are dishwasher safe.

Just the Facts

Retail Price: Php 20,000.00

Warranty: Limited 3 Year

About Cuisinart:

For over 35 Years, Cuisinart has produced the very finest kitchen equipment so that cooks at home as well as professional chefs have the tools to express their creativity. From food processors to blenders, from coffee makers to waffle makers, griddlers to ice cream makers, plugged or unplugged, nobody covers the kitchen like Cuisinart. All Cuisinart products are engineered for exceptionally long life and designed to be easy to use as well as to give excellent performance day after day. That is why they have come to be regarded as the defining machines in their field by chefs across the world.

Today, Cuisinart with over 400 million dollars turnovers, is the leader in the US Premium Cooking Appliance Market

Whatever you cook, cook it better with Cuisinart.


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