Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's Snack Time Tag

(Credits: Doodled snacks by Kate Hadfield)

GABBY turned 5 last July.  Here’s the list of her favorite foodies:

1.Nido Full Cream Milk

2.Pork, Fish, Beef, Shrimp Sinigang – Basta SINIGANG

3.Cakes, Donuts and Waffles

4.Ice Cream

5.Fruits – Apple, Ponkan, Pineapple, Grape

6.Peanut Butter Sandwich

7.Biscuits – Oreo, stick-o, skyflakes,

8.Strawberry and peanut filled cookies

9.Rice and pasta without sauce

10.Pancit Canton, Arroz caldo

11.Dalandan and Melon Juice

12.Fried Tilapia, carrot tempura

13.Shrimp Tempura

14.Lumoiang Shanghai, Boiled, Scrambled egg, sweet banana with ice and milk

Tagged by Mommy Race and I am now tagging the following mommies: Shimumsy, Lizzie, Genny, Liza and Gretch.

This is for all mommies out there to share their kid’s favorite snacks. When you are done with the tag link me up here so I can add your blog(s) to the master list.

1. I Am Mommy 2. All About The Memories 3. Enchanted Play 4. Just My Scrap 5. My Happy Place 6. Iam Dzoi 7. 8. Suburban Sass 9. To the Moon and Back 10. Raising Sandy 11. Mommy Talks 12. Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps 13. All Kinds of Me Stuff 14. The Salad Caper 15. Winding Creek Circle 16. InkBabyStudios 17 Belly, Baby and Beyond 18. Celebrating LIfe 19. My Life is Peachy 20. My Precious Niche 21. Just Me.. Eds 22.. Eds Mommy Life23. Me and Mine 24. Little Peanut 25. Pea in a Pod 26. Creative in Me 27. Notable Bistro 28. Sugarmagnolias 29. Around the World 30. Blessings in Life 31. Tere’s World 32. Journey in Life 33. Thoughts & Beyond 34. Food Trips in Davao City | Davao Food Trip Dot Com 35. Nierva Dot Com 36. Davao Life 37. Race Corner 38. A Beautiful Life 39. Moments of My Life 40. My Crossroads 41. Geng’s Journal 42. A Place Of Being 43. Your Blog

Monday, August 25, 2008


Have you heard of a condition in a female body called CYSTOCELE or FALLEN BLADDER?

"A cystocele occurs when the wall between a woman’s bladder and her vagina weakens and allows the bladder to droop into the vagina. This condition may cause discomfort and problems with emptying the bladder.

A bladder that has dropped from its normal position may cause two kinds of problems—unwanted urine leakage and incomplete emptying of the bladder. In some women, a fallen bladder stretches the opening into the urethra, causing urine leakage when the woman coughs, sneezes, laughs, or moves in any way that puts pressure on the bladder.

A cystocele is mild—grade 1—when the bladder droops only a short way into the vagina. With a more severe—grade 2—cystocele, the bladder sinks far enough to reach the opening of the vagina. The most advanced—grade 3—cystocele occurs when the bladder bulges out through the opening of the vagina."

My mom is diagnosed of grade 3 cystocele and had undergone operation recently. Her OB-Gynecologist said that it may result from muscle straining while giving birth, heavy lifting or repeated straining during bowel movements or when our body stopped making estrogen during menopausal period. She further explained that when we go through menopause our bodies stop making estrogen. The hormone estrogen helps keep the muscle around the vagina strong hence, without it, the muscles around the vagina and bladder may grow weak.

How is  Cystocele treated?

"Treatment options range from no treatment for a mild cystocele to surgery for a serious cystocele. If a cystocele is not bothersome, the doctor may only recommend avoiding heavy lifting or straining that could cause the cystocele to worsen. If symptoms are moderately bothersome, the doctor may recommend a pessary—a device placed in the vagina to hold the bladder in place. Pessaries come in a variety of shapes and sizes to allow the doctor to find the most comfortable fit for the patient. Pessaries must be removed regularly to avoid infection or ulcers.

Large cystoceles may require surgery to move and keep the bladder in a more normal position. This operation may be performed by a gynecologist, a urologist, or a urogynecologist. The most common procedure for cystocele repair is for the surgeon to make an incision in the wall of the vagina and repair the area to tighten the layers of tissue that separate the organs, creating more support for the bladder. The patient may stay in the hospital for several days and take 4 to 6 weeks to recover fully."

Mom undergone treatment for large cystocele. We stayed in the hospital for 4 days and she is now recovering at home. It really pays well for us women to be SELF AWARE of the things that is going on with and within our own body. Giving respect to what our body is telling us could lead to early detection of a sickness or disease and could save our life. 

First Filipino Presentation

It was the first Filipino Presentation in Gabby’s school. It was only recently that the school decided to add Filipino subject into their curriculum. We recognize that being able to communicate well in the english language is as important as being able to communicate well in Filipino.

The children sang “Bahay Kubo” while holding on to cut out vegatable-shaped boards. The preschool level were assigned to be sesame seeds or “linga” in Filipino. Gabby had a great time memorizing the song a week before the presentation and have learned a lot about vegetables! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Curious Joy Wants To See Tag

Got tagged by Curious JoyD

This is so cute and I want you to pass this to your friends...

Rules : 

1. Be Spontaneous and have fun!!!

2. Grab your camera and get your hand bag / bag and take out all the stuff inside. Take a picture of all your stuff.. Everything... Even the used tissue paper or candy wrapper.. or we might see something   amazing in your bag.!!

3.  List all the things ..

4. Make sure to link back to Aussietalks and leave your URL .

5. Pass this to your friends and tell them to link back..

Here we go!

  • Huge Prada Bag 
  • Black Stuff organizer (love it! it keeps all abubut in place)
  • Black Givenchy Wallet
  • Black Givenchy Card holder (gifts from sis)
  • LV Cheque book holder (also a gift from sis)
  • Cellphone
  • Makeup organizer : pressed powder, 2 lipstick,eye shadow, clear mascara, blush-on stick, lip balm, eyebrow pencil, eye liner, oil film
  • Smint candy (to keep my breath fresh)
  • Hair gel stick (to keep my hair neat)
  • Scoonji and extra hair bonds for Gabby (she always loses her bonds)
  • Alcohol (for disinfectant)
  • Hand lotion (for smoother hands)
  • Car keys (ofcourse)
  • Ballpen
  • Toilet seat cover (yay! can't stick out my butt on those bowls in public toilets)
  • Hair brush
  • Pocket-size perfume
  • Vitamin C
  • Shades? (I always leave them in the car)
Please make a comment and leave your URL when you're done and I'll add it here..Thank you so much!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Trash To Cash

Have you heard of the phrase “There is gold in the trash?” or “There is money in trash?” This is so true. We found out recently from a “recycle guy” that there is really money in the trash. But for him, it is just an icing on the cake. He wanted to help the environment, and recycling is the best way he knows how. He only started collecting and buying trashes and garbage in a few plastic bags from a few establishments then sell them. It grew big and now he has his own dump track to collect more garbage from more companies and establishments. His dump track brings the trash collected to his own recycling plant. There are different categories by which you can segregate your trash.

  1. White Paper
  2. Waste – this includes telephone directories, brown paper
  3. Tin cans
  4. Soda cans
  5. Plastic bottles
  6. Plastic Shampoo containers
  7. Sibak – this includes plastic lid and ring
  8. Cartons

Remember, the prices increase the cleaner they are.  And take note that they buy in kilos so the more, the heavier, right? LOL! Yes, you need to work on it from segregating to cleaning to packing and so on.  This is also going to change your lifestyle – for the better. This way, you can have extra income while you help save our environment. Only benefits for you and your love ones. I together with our community are having a “recycle drive” weekly. A little trash from an individual and a little from another adds up, so this is not impossible to do.  I will never look at trash the same way again!

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