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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Are you living a High Cholesterol Diet?

High cholesterol is the main cause of increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and other heart problems. To avoid the risk of these diseases control your cholesterol level, test your cholesterol periodically, keeping track of your cholesterol will help you determine the precautionary actions you have to take. 

Diet play an important role in having low or high cholesterol. Do you know that you are in a high cholesterol diet? Ready to eat food from convenience or food chain such as fatty hamburgers, too much butter, whole-fat dairy products, fatty meats, fried food, gravy sauces are among that adds cholesterol to the body. 

Favorite Dessert Crepe

I am not really a cook but when it comes to dessert, I try to make one if my time permits.
I love crepes but it is quite expensive if you will order it from a restaurant. That is why a homemade crepe is preferred one and it is a great feeling when you have prepared for your family which they can enjoy after a full meal.

One Sunday, I tried to prepare fruit crepe. Here are the ingredients I included:

All-purpose flour
Banana
Apple
Cream 
Chocolate syrup
Ice Cream 
Cereal
Choco roll

I am happy while taking the photo of my crepe, but I was not able to take a shot when I already included the ice cream. Next time, I will try other variations.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Summer Cold Refreshing Filipino Drinks and Desserts

In the Philippines, summer is between March to May months. To beat the summer heat, here are some Filipino drinks and dessert quenchers:

Fresh fruit juices such as mango, pineapple, buko (coconut), watermelon, other fruit juices.

Halo – Halo (mix – mix in English) is a favorite dessert and a fantastic quencher for summer. It consists of mixed fruits (banana, jackfruit, macapuno or silky coconut, sweet preserves (leche-flan, ube sweet dessert or purple yam), coconut gelatin, evaporated milk, and shaved ice. To make it more delicious, top it with one or two scoops of your favorite ice cream. Halo-halo is so popular which is commonly available in restaurants and nearby stores in most villages and towns of the country.

Sago Gulaman is a Filipino refreshing drink composed of jellies (gelatin powders), dried tapioca pearls, sweet syrup, shaved ice. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Movie “Enough” starring Jennifer Lopez and the Abused Women

The movie “Enough” starring Jennifer Lopez mirrors the life of a battered wife from the abusive husband. How the lead character, Slim, was able to survive from her abusive husband. Like many other couples, the movie started with happier times including the marriage rites, and later they had a child, Gracie. But soon enough, Slim discovered the real true colors of her husband. She was beaten physically and verbally by her husband, Mitch, played by Billy Campbell. 

Many women are confronted with the same situation, a battered wife from an irresponsible husband. Nowadays, women are becoming independent and knows how to stand on their own. Just like Slim, women can fight back and find hope. If you are in a situation like this, be strong, get help from your family members, and some professionals that can help you. 

Training Tips to New Hires

Hiring a new staff or employee in the office is always a risk whether the employee passed the hiring test and interview, you can only see if he/she is qualified when the training starts. Giving proper training and motivation are vital in keeping the employee grow or might lead to poor performance leading to low evaluation rate.

Here are some training tips in random order:

1. Inform and explain well the job description of the employee. Let the employee know list of regular job tasks and priority tasks. 
2. Know the basic skills and capabilities of the employee, assign tasks that will test his/her abilities.
3. Give instructions clearly (write it down if necessary) and be open to any questions but with limitations. It is not acceptable that every minute the new employee will ask again and again. He/she would be able to grasp after once or twice that you have given the instruction.
4. Allow the employee to work on his own work system, if the system is not effective teach him/her alternative system that will speed up the process. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Travelling with a Limited Budget

Planning an international trip is quite expensive depending in your travel destination. If you are traveling in Europe, this can be costly. Considering the high standard of living cost in key cities in Europe. Here are some tips when you plan to visit Europe:

  • Plan ahead atleast 6 months before the travel date. 
  • Have a list of important things to do and buy for the trip.
  • Make sure you have enough budget for the trip.
  • With proper planning you can save a lot since rush purchase of fares are more costly when nearing the travel date.
  • Canvass for cheap travel fare packages, discounts or vouchers online or from travel agencies.
  • Find local budget accommodations within the area than hotels since most of the time you will be outside for the tour.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lights on or off when Sleeping?

Sleeping is one of the needs of people, to be able to rest and regain our strength. Sleeping at night is important to me since I have a work during daytime I only have my night hours to rest. Since I was a kid, my family was used in sleeping with lights off. Maybe because to reduce the electrical bill. As I grew older, I still have the habit of sleeping with lights off with a dark room. A slightest light will affect my sleep.

I am working most of the time in front of the monitor either on a laptop or desktop at work, so my eyes are always exposed to glare. A dark room at night will help my eyes well rested. 

How about you, which do you prefer?