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Friday, January 30, 2009

One More Chance with Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz

I am really happy to see the whole movie starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo titled "One More Chance" it's been released for awhile but I just had the time to watch it right now. Wow, it is truly a wonderful movie for those who want to be in love all over again. This is a great movie to watch during Valentines Day.

I was crying the whole time while watching this movie. It really captures our emotions and how important to be loved and to give our love unconditionally. John Lloyd and Bea Alonzo are truly one of the best love team in the Philippines local cinema.

Geraldine

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Words You Should Say Everyday

These are the words that you should say to help you boost your mood.

1. Saying "hello"-Studies show that just smiling and saying “Hello” to a stranger gives you an instant mood-boost. What a concept! - You might even have a conversation to help pass the time! Also, since good moods are contagious, you might just make their day, too.

2. Thank You- In fact, you can’t say “Thank you” often enough. So, even if you feel someone’s doing you a service that’s just part of their job – like handing you a menu, or bringing another size to your dressing room - thanking them will give both of you a mood boost.

3. Please- Saying please can instantly turn a demand into a request. Studies show that people are much happier to comply with a request instead of an order.

4. How about “Here, take my seat”or “Let me help you with that.” Studies show that giving someone a hand – even if it just takes a split second - makes you feel like you’ve done your good deed for the day. So, if you see someone who’s elderly, pregnant or struggling in any way, don’t just stand there watching – step up to the plate and do something.


5. “I love you.” That’s not a phrase reserved just for your spouse. Don’t forget to say it to your kids, your parents, your grandma, and your good friends. Bottom line: It’s easy to assume that people “just know” we love them, but just hearing those little words is a proven stress reliever and mood booster.

So if you haven't said these things for awhile, start it today. Remember: "Practice makes perfect".

I have heard this article from DJ Tesh and you can read this article at DumbLittleMan website.

Geraldine

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Who's In The Line Please?

How many times do you buy Phone Cards in one year? For me, I usually buy it every other week or every two weeks the most. Calling Cards is part of my life already since I lived here in the US for almost 3 years now. I need to be constantly communicating with my family and friends in the Philippines every now and then. It's hard to be away with your love ones, I will tell you straight out that it's not easy. Prepaid Phone Card is actually a blessing for me because I can save money by just simply using them and recharging the minutes that are used and it has no connection fees at all, I think that is cool!

By clicking one of the 3 links above you will find amazing features such as auto recharge, pin-less dialing, and speed dialing when you buy any of this phone card above.

Geraldine

Monday, January 26, 2009

Trusting is One Thing, Believing is another Thing

Actually, I've been noticing for the past months that there are a lot of companies that went bankrupt. Companies such as Mervyns clothing store, Circuit City is going out of business, one of our local restaurant here called Pastagos Italian Gourmet, Steak and Ale, Bennigans, Nothing but Noodles,fast food restaurant here and there and many more.

A lot of American people are jobless nowadays. Who would have thought that it will end up like this? I keep on praying and hoping that the US economy will go back to its normal pace. Life has been hard for most people, whether we admit it or not.

Geraldine

Meet the Surgeons

I've been discussing about laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) procedure or more known as the LAP-BAND surgery or other names include Realize BAND on my previous posting on my blog. The LAP-BAND surgery which is the only kind of procedure that is adjustable as well reversible weight-loss surgery that is available in the United States of America today.

Now you will have the chance to meet the lapband physician's of JourneyLite. If you live in the state of California the leading LAP-BAND surgeon is Dr. Helmuth Billy. And for instance, if you live in the state of Tennesse you will find 3 leading lap-band surgeons in your area namely: Dr. Richard F. Fromm, Dr. Jaime Ponce,and last but not the least is Dr. Steven Paynter. In the state of Florida you will meet leading LAP-BAND surgeon namely Dr. Robert Cywes and Dr. Michael Baptista. If you happen to live in Ohio State you will also find Dr.Trace W. Curry and Dr. Elliot J. Fegelman who are leading surgeons for LAP-BAND surgery. Finally, if you live in the state of Texas you will five leading LAP-BAND surgeons namely: Dr. Matthew St. Laurent, Dr. Richard Collier, Dr. Ata Ahmad, Dr. Sherman Yu, and Dr. Terry Scarborough.

JourneyLite works only with the best and most experienced laparoscopic bariatric surgeons because their client's health is their most important concerned. All their surgeons will provide you with their greatest care and attention for all their clients starting from the consultation and after the operation.

Geraldine

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tony's Hairstylist!

My hubby decided to buy hair clipper to cut his own hair. He usually goes to the men salon every 2-3 weeks when his hair grows long already. He does not like when his hair is long, well we cut his hair awhile back. He always has one style and that's like the military style hair cut it's short and neat. I help him shave his head and trim the outside part. He is actually satisfied with the result. We are getting ready for our pictorial at the studio, although we have many pictures together but still he wants to go the studio to take a professional pictorial for us. The picture above is the finish hair cut.

Geraldine

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Live Out Loud

Valentines Day is coming and I know we are all thinking about what to give to all of the people that are special to us. Me and my husband will give handmade gifts to our family and friends here in El Paso.

Did you know that the Artfire website is a brand new artisan community? This website allows individuals to list 10 items, absolutely free.

Geraldine

Friday, January 23, 2009

Disturbed Band Is Coming Here!


We already bought the ticket for the upcoming concert of the rock band "Disturbed". My husband is more excited to see them live because this band is one of his favorite rock bands besides Metallica. They will be here in El Paso, Texas this coming February 2, 2009 at 8:00 in the evening. The concert will be held at the El Paso County Coliseum. Their songs includes: Down with the sickness, Land of Confusion, Ten Thousand Fist, Indestructible and many more.

Geraldine

Freeing Yourself

For people who have alcohol and drug related problems and wants to get help, here is your chance to get your life back with Hill Alcohol and Drug Treatment center. They have been helping people since 1986 to overcome their drug addiction as well as alcohol addiction. They provide a place where their patients can be free from drugs and alcohol to stay sober and get their normal life back. The people behind Hill Alcohol and Drug Treatment center are all certified to help their clients overcome their drug and alcohol related problem. So don't wait, check it now.

Geraldine

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I Will Love You Till Eternity

Last night was really great for me and my hubby Tony. We went to Olive Garden to have our dinner. It feels good to have time for each other even with our busy schedule at work. We started going to Olive Garden Restaurant on our First Wedding Anniversary last 2007 and we continue the tradition every special occasion such as birthdays, our wedding anniversary, and Valentines day.

I am thankful for the wonderful union between me and my husband. Over all we are reminiscing what was like when we first chat online, first meet in person and after we got married and our life together. We always promise each other to work out things no matter what. We are both grateful in so many ways and we thank God for the many blessings He showered upon us.

Geraldine

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Shoe Your Way

Shoes anyone? People from different walks of life wear shoes. I myself love shoes a lot, it is one of the many weaknesses I have. There are different types of shoes. Women's Shoes such as boots which is actually good for Winter season, the athletic shoes which you can wear when you go to the gym or just wear them with your casual attire, pump shoes which is very popular and many more. Of course, men have their own style of shoes. Men's Shoes like casual boots or work boots, the dress shoes which my husband have a couple of pairs, the athletic shoes, the comfort shoes which is good to wear when you're working and you can find more styles of shoes.

Geraldine

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Decision Determine Character

The decision that we make and the way we behave are what ultimately shape our character. We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions; we sow our actions, and we reap our habits; we sow our habits and we reap our character; we sow our characters, and we reap our destiny.

Geraldine

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thanks!

We were able to save money after we use the free code coupon for the money transfer that we did last night. We save 12 dollars for one single transaction. I would like to thank all my friends at The World of Filipinas for sharing the site where you can find the free codes for all kinds of money transfer. I am very happy after I talk to my mother and she told me that she already got the money. It was for emergency purposes and I am happy that I was able to help them in anyway. I missed my family a lot.

Geraldine

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Time Is Gold!

I've been busy lately especially at work as well as my husband. We forget to take the Christmas tree back to the storage room. We have to take out all the Christmas lighting stuffs as well as the Christmas Ornaments. The bad thing is that it seems that we don't have enough time to do all these things in one day. Hopefully, this weekend we will be able to organize the storage room and the living room and the whole apartment. There are a lot of things that we need to get rid off.

Geraldine

Avoiding Germs and Viruses

When it comes to fighting colds and flu, we’re outnumbered! According to Yahoo News, if you put all the people in the world on one side of a scale and all the bacteria on the other, the germs would outweigh us by more than ten to one! That doesn’t even include viruses! Here's the to do list to fight back:

1. Wash your hands- every chance you get! If you do that and avoid touching your face, you’ll stay sneeze-cough-and sniffle free - even if you are outnumbered.

2. Clean your keyboard- keyboards contain more bacteria than a public toilet seat! Since many people eat at their desks, keyboard bugs have a greater chance of getting to your face and into your body.

3. Wear gloves at the gym- you can encounter cold germs on three out of four pieces of weight-lifting equipment, and half of the aerobic equipment like treadmills and stair masters.

4. Carry your own reading material- Cold and flu viruses can survive on dry surfaces - like those magazines in your doctor’s office - for several days and bacteria like E. coli can live for months. If you can’t resist those back issues of Reader’s Digest, bring some hand sanitizer.

Thanks to DJ Tesh for these amazing tips!

Geraldine

Why People Call Off Their Wedding?

1. When people are not really in love- if the emotional connection isn’t there, you’re smart to call off your wedding NOW.

2. Fear of Commitment- it’s naive to think you’ll go the rest of your life without being attracted to another man or woman. A ring on your finger won’t stop you from finding someone “good-looking.” However, if you still feel the need to ACT on your attraction, at the expense of your commitment, you’re better off staying single.

3. Religious Differences- Many couples get engaged believing their love will conquer all obstacles. Once the wedding planning begins, they realize they can’t agree on a church or synagogue in which to hold the ceremony! Or they argue about which religion to raise their future children. It's better to settle your faith issues before you settle on your vows.

4. They Idealize their marriage too much- some people believe relationships work just like a fairy tale – where once you’re married, you’ll both live happily ever after! If their fiancee doesn’t live up to those lofty standards, they think the relationship is doomed. So if your fiancée fills your most important needs, don’t be so quick to call it quits!

From Dr. Patricia Allen, who wrote the book : Getting I Do!

Geraldine

If You Have It, Flaunt It





In every woman's closet it is possible that you will find a couple of pairs of sexy mini skirts. It is already part of a woman's day to day wardrobe apparel. For instance, you will see women at work, at school, on the street, at the mall, etc, that are wearing very seductive and sultry looking skirts.

When I was in the Philippines we used to wear our school uniform; which was composed of a blouse and a skirt above the knee. A lot of the students actually preferred mini skirts. They said that they are more comfortable in wearing a shorter skirt. My classmate used to joke with me by saying " the shorter the better".

Sexy mini skirts can be paired with sandals, high heels shoes or even sexy seductive boots. You can even experiment by pairing your sexy mini skirts with leggings, stockings or wear them with your soft, curvaceous bare legs. I have noticed that when women wear sexy skirts, especially the tight and very fitted ones, their confidence is very noticeable. They walk differently, and you can see that they are very confident and they look great with what they wear.

The best way to find that sexy mini skirt of your dream is to visit FlirtyLingerie website. There you can find different style of skirts. Their skirt ranges from sexy mini skirts down to the micro mini skirts, plaid mini skirts, tight skirts, short skirts and more. You can choose from various colors and sizes. The above picture will speak for itself.




Geraldine

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

American Idol Season 8

I am very excited to watch the premiere of American Idol Season 8 tonight; not only that they have an additional judge but also to see another individual rising to become a singing star sensation. So we will be joining by our former judges namely Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and meet the new judge Kara DioGuardi.

They promise to have a lot of changes with the show and let's see and be the judge. So American Idol fans out there get ready and eat your supper early.

Geraldine

Take the Easy Way!

Are you thinking of getting a new car and does not have enough money to buy one? Here's the good news, you can now get a Car Finance with Rainbow the best loan lender in United Kingdom. Even with bad credit or no credit history you can still rely with Rainbow. They offer the cheapest and the most low rate APR for a car loan. All you have to do is to apply online; it will take about 60 seconds to finish the application. Then ones approve they will give you the money within days after your approval. Rest assured that you will get the lowest interest rate, be ready to choose the brand of your new car. They are offering to car finance with the most known brand in cars such as Honda, BMW, Jaguar, KIA, Lexus, Nissan, Toyota and many more.

Of course if you get a brand new car, you also need car insurance. Rainbow is also offering car insurance. The two insurance that the Rainbow offers are Gap Insurance and Payment Protection Insurance. Rainbow also covers personal loans, Mortgages and Insurance products such as life insurance, contents insurance.

So start your application now and drive your dream car. You are in good hand with Rainbow Loan Lender Company.

Geraldine

Disguising the Shape of Your Face

If you want to make a round face look longer and thinner it's all about shading. Darker colors make things look smaller. Contouring your cheeks and your jaw with a darker shade will help give the illusion of a thinner, longer face and disguise the round shape.

Using a bronzer or a brown tone on your cheeks and jaw will dramatically change the shape of you face, but you have to be careful you are using color that match your skin tone and look natural; otherwise you will defeat your purpose.

I've read this at Life Tips website.

Geraldine

Wear It , Whenever You Want It

Last 2007, I have attended my best friend's daughter's birthday party. It was very interesting because all the kids are wearing their Kids Costumes of their choice. The theme for the party was all about Disney Characters such as Belle from the Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella just to name a few of the well-known and most love Disney character. The little boys at the party was wearing costumes such as Batman, Hulk, Iron Man, Star Wars and many more.

Costume parties are very popular among adults also. You can find Adult Costumes almost everywhere and it's fun and exciting to wear one. People wear Halloween Costumes during that special time of the year. Wearing costume during that special occasion does not apply to children only, but also for adults. It can be very stressful to find the size that fits you. For instance, you can find costumes here such as Adult Dance Queen Costume, Adult Sexy Vixen Pirate Wench Costume and many more. Men can also find their costume like "Pirates costumes, Medieval Costume and many more.

For those people who are looking for a specific costume now is your chance to click any of the above links. There you will find more options on what to get and what is best for you. Surprise your love one by wearing costume this Valentines Day.

Geraldine

It's Almost Time to File For the Income Tax Again!

Well, it looks likes I'll be waiting for my husband's W-2 form. Since I arrived here two years ago we always file a joint income tax return. I already got my W-2 form yesterday but my husband has not gotten his. Hopefully, we will be able to file before February or so. I wonder if how much we can get this year. I think it will be a little bit more since I work the whole year round. The money from the income tax return will be use for my removal of condition on my permanent residence card.

Geraldine

Friday, January 9, 2009

Around The World!

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Customers can now search thousands of car parts online. You can also make your order online and they will deliver your order directly to you. If you need help in finding the specific part of your car rest assured that there will be sales professionals that will gladly give you a helping hand to find the car parts that you need. 247 Spares had been helping millions of clients since 1999.

You can now enjoy discounted use car parts with 247spares website. You don't need to go anywhere, order online and save thousands of money on use car parts. Remember it is just a click away.

Geraldine

Quit Smoking Before Its Too Late

More reason you need to stop or quit smoking. You will most likely have lung cancer which is pretty common for smokers, wheezing, hacking or dying early. Other compelling reasons you need to quit smoking are:

1. Blindness- Smokers are four times more likely to become blind because of age-related muscular degeneration than those who’ve never smoked. This condition is severe and progressive, and you’ll go blind because you can’t use the part of your retina that allows for “straight-ahead” activities - such as reading, sewing, and even driving. Dr. Simon P. Kelly, an ophthalmic surgeon with Bolton Hospitals in the U.K., says one out of every four cases of blindness caused by muscular degeneration can be directly linked to current or past exposure to cigarettes.

2. Mom's don't kill your baby- Moms who smoke DOUBLE the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. It gets worse. Researchers in Europe examined nearly a thousand cases of SIDS and they found that less than half of all deaths were attributed to infants sleeping on their stomachs or sides, as is widely thought to be the case. In fact, about 16% were linked to bed sharing – and this was particularly risky when the mother smoked. All in all, maternal smoking alone DOUBLES the SIDS risk, but the risk was 17 times greater for babies who shared a bed with mothers who smoked.

3. Alzheimer's Disease. As people age, the rate of mental decline is up to five times faster in smokers than in nonsmokers. Dr. A. Ott, a medical microbiologist with Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands, says smoking puts into effect a vicious cycle of artery damage, clotting and increased risk of stroke – which causes mental decline. Bottom line: Cigarettes are harmful to the brain.

I got these from Web MD and through DJ Tesh on Kiss FM.

Geraldine

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tasty Treats That Can Cure What Ails You!

1. Rice pudding can even out your blood sugar levels- Rice pudding is made with a dash of cinnamon, which is enough to activate your insulin receptors, and reduce unhealthy fluctuations in blood sugar levels by 29%. That alone helps prevent irritability, and makes it less likely you’ll need an afternoon nap.

2. Hot chocolate. Why? Because it helps protect your teeth! The tannins in hot chocolate counteract the teeth-rotting properties of sugar. Cocoa beans also contain theobromine – a chemical that hardens the calcium on your teeth. In fact, studies show it’s better than fluoride at preventing cavities.

3. Also, gingerbread helps you warm up faster. Gingerbread contains chemicals called “gingerols” which dilate the blood vessels in your extremities. So, if you’ve been outside in the snow, eating gingerbread will speed circulation to your frosty fingers and toes and help you reach room temperature in no time.

4. Candy canes can fix an upset tummy! With all the fancy, high-fat foods we scarf up during the holidays, it’s no wonder that 30 percent of us suffer from stomach aches and other gastro-intestinal woes. Peppermint candy canes are sweet relief. They contain peppermint oil, which soothes the muscles of the intestinal wall, reducing painful cramps and nausea.

I got this tips after listening with Mr. John Tesh on his radio program at 93.1 Kiss FM.

Geraldine

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Be Beautiful, Be Very Beautiful

Do you ever wish that you could change your physical appearance or any parts of your body? Are you satisfied with how you look? Or do you want to be more attractive for yourself or for your significant other? With great technology nowadays, you can now change any part of your body whenever you want.

It's not new for us to hear or know people who go under the knife to make them prettier and more presentable. One of the common surgeries that many of us have heard about is breast enlargement also known as breast augmentation. If you are one of those people who are not satisfied with your natural size breasts here is your chance to go beyond your imagination. With MYA boob job rest assured that you are well taken care of during the process of achieving the goal of having bigger breasts. Breast augmentation surgery is especially common in the United Kingdom. This is a form of surgery that will help you achieve your goal of having a bigger size breast. This is one of the safest procedures you can do to beautify yourself.

If interested please check the MYA boob job website for a free consultation. They're surgeons are well experience in this kind of surgery. Your safety is guaranteed so call now at 0800 14 10 14.

Geraldine

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner!

Another baby girl for the Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. The baby girl was born last Tuesday in Los Ageles, California a representative of the couple confirmed it. The couple have their first child name Violet in 2005.

I become a fan of Jennifer Garner when she played the character as Sydney Bristow, a CIA agent on the TV show "Alias". My family and I enjoyed the show and we all like her on her famous role. Since then I become one of her avid fan from her TV shows down to her movie roles. I even like it when Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner team up in the movie Daredevil.

Geraldine

You Are All Invited

When I become a mother and I have my first child I would love to give my baby a very interesting and unique birthday party. I am sure all mothers would want to give their child a fabulous and peculiar party. My plan will be celebrating the birthday party of my child in the park or at the beach with friends and family. There will be a lot of food such as barbecue chicken, grilled fish and seafood for our guest. I am actually out of idea for now but thanks because I found this first birthday party ideas at celebration website.

To be successful in making a fabulous birthday for your little one you have to plan it ahead of time to make sure that everything is organize. First, we need to pick a birthday party theme and stick with the decoration and design. We also need to make sure that we choose the activities or games for the children who will attend the birthday party. Do not forget to send out the birthday invitation ahead of time to make sure that everyone will be on the party. Choose the venue of the birthday party and give the exact direction for your entire guests.

There are more ideas that you can find at celebrations website. Don't wait to check it now and start planning your next birthday party.

Geraldine

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hangover Helpers!

I would like to share what I read in the National Geographic Magazine. It is very interesting because they are giving tips on how to handle hangover after party! So for those people who likes to drink and expecting to have hangover these is all for you guys. This is an around the world suggestions.

1. Germany- A pickled Herring fish or marinated herring fish is the main ingredient in a sour snack of Germans called Rollmops. Considered to be an excellent way to ward off a bad hangover, they're made by wrapping fillets of the tiny white fish around bits of onions and gherkins. Rollmops can be part of the welcome hangover breakfast.

2. China- people who have hangover in China drink tea- strong green tea to be specific. Water with lemon or vinegar is also thought to do the trick.

3. Romania- A tripe soup aka cow stomach is to go to the ingredients to the Romanian's who is suffering from hangovers. The edible offal is boiled in a greasy, salty soup of root vegetables, vinegar, garlic and cream.

4. Italy- coffee is part of the Italian lifestyles to drink coffee in the morning, after every meal or after every hangover. Strong made espresso is what Italians do to beat the pounding headache if it means quaffing the whole pot.

5. USA-tomato juice and eggs to be drink when you have hangover it is made of tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and raw egg yolk. This is meant to be drink quickly.

6. Mexico-Vuelva a la vida; a wet salad made of shrimp and other shellfish bound with tomato sauce, onions, lime, cilantro and bright zippy flavor it means "return to life". They use this to beat hangover in Mexico.

7. Russia- they usually head straight to the sauna's to beat hangover problem. They use the leaf of a birch tree to whip themselves to stimulate blood circulation.

8. Netherlands- they believe that in order for you to get rid of hangover you have to drink cold beers in a tall glass.

9. Japan- Umeboshi is a super salty pick plum that is a remedy for Japanese drinkers. They also have miso soups with fresh clams or fresh or dried persimmons.

10. Poland- their hangover remedies are all about Sour. One of their hangover remedies are very sour pickled juice or soured milk.

Geraldine

Monday, January 5, 2009

Fresh Start for a New Year



Start your new year by changing your wardrobe into the new fashion trend of 2009 such as cool t shirts from the famous Local Celebrity website. I love to wear fresh t shirts especially if the designs are unique and would make me feel beautiful inside and out.

With Local Celebrity stores you can now find cool and unique design clothes such as the green t-shirts, funny t shirts, vintage t shirts, band t shirts, limited edition t shirts, and many t shirts that celebrity wears today. They also have adorable and cute t shirts for your kids with cute graphic designs. Men and women can now shop here and I assure you that you won't be bored with the amazing and peculiar design of their t shirts.

You can now purchase cool t shirts from Local Celebrity at Macy's and Hot Topic just to name a few of the retail store that sell this wonderful and locally own store. Celebrities like Nick Jonas of the "Jonas Brother" are wearing these amazing t shirts, the famous singer Ashanti, Brad's Pitt son's Pax, comedian Dane Cook, Holly Madison of the "Girl Next Door" and many famous celebrities.

Be a celebrity of your own by wearing the Local Celebrity t shirts. I included one of my favorites t shirt design above.

Geraldine

Energy Efficiency Tips

Do you want to make your Gas bill low? Here are the following tips to help you achieve your goal to minimize your Gas bill:

1. Set the thermostat between 65 and 70 degrees during the winter, and 58 degrees when away from the house for more than a few hours.

2. Turn down thermostats automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.

3. Change or clean furnace filters once a month during the heating season. Furnaces consume less energy if they "breathe" more easily.

4. Warm air rises, so use registers to direct warm air-flow across the floor.

5.Close vents and doors in unused rooms and close dampers on unused fireplaces.

6. Set water heater temperatures at 120 degrees. By lowering the thermostat on the water heater to 120 degrees, families can cut water heating bills without sacrificing comfort.

7. Install water- flow restrictors in shower heads and faucets.

8. If radiators are located near cold walls, place a sheet of aluminum foil between the radiator and the wall to reflect heat back into the room.

9. Run washing machines and clothes dryers with a full load.

10. On a sunny days, open draperies and blinds to let the sun's warmth in. Close them at night to insulate against cold air outside.

I got this tips from Texas Gas Service Company.

Geraldine

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 Is Year Of The Ox

There are 12 animals that represent the Chinese Calendar. The animals that are use in the Chinese Calendar are: Pig, Rat, Ox, Monkey, Snake, Dog, Rooster,Dragon, Horse,Rabbit,Goat and Tiger. Year 2009 falls under Year of the Ox. Ox is characterize as hardworking, calm and methodical,dependable, patient,materialistic and ambitious.

If you want to know what animal represents the year you were born using the Chinese Calendar please check this out:

*Born in the Year of the Ox- 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 2009

*Born in the Year of the Monkey- 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

*Born in the Year of the Pig- 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995

*Born in the Year of the Rat- 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996

*Born in the Year of the Snake- 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001

*Born in the Year of the Dragon- 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000

*Born in the Year of the Horse- 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990

*Born in the Year of the Rabbit- 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1999

*Born in the Year of the Rooster- 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005

*Born in the Year of the Tiger- 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998

*Born in the Year of the Dog- 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

May everyone of us receive more blessings, a healthy body and a sound mind throughout the whole year of 2009. Happy New Year everyone!

Geraldine