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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Beautiful Wednesday

How was your Wednesday? I hope you had a beautiful day and are all safe today. As for me, I had a wonderful day despite having this migraine. I was in and out of my desk top. How was the weather in your place? Here in Florida, it was awesome especially down here in Brevard. The day actually started gray. When we went to THE AVENUE MALL at VIERA, dark clouds covered the whole area.  I thought it would rain hard but, it didn't.

On our way home, we drove down the Indian River Drive and I took some beautiful shots of some private docks in the area. I was envious to see their huge and humongous homes hehehe plus, they have boat docks. Of course, most home owners in the area have boats ... nice one. I promise that next time, I will take photos of their houses. Truly beautiful! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day.

Hire a Tutor Online

When you decide to go back to school, you have two objectives: get the desired grades and graduate at the top of the class. Well, it is not always easy. Consider yourself lucky if you have a great teacher. The teacher is great when he/she can expound the subject according to the situation and not merely rely on books. There are teachers who are there to bring out the best in you but sad to say; there are also teachers who just didn't care whether you understand the lesson or not.
 
That's when tutoring online come into the rescue. If you are having a hard time understanding your lesson and you have no one to ask for guidance; you can always find great help from others. Hire a tutor online. It is always a bit expensive but, they are there to help and because it is a one-on-one approach, you will learn at your own speed.
 
Tutors are very dedicated on their chosen career. They see to it that the learner will truly get what was being paid for and that's to learn and master what was not understood. Of course, you need to hire the expert and knowledgeable on the subject. So; if you think you are in trouble with one or two of your subjects, hire a tutor now. For sure, you will maintain the good grades and there is a big possibility that you will achieve the goals that you desired the most.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

How was your weekend Memorial Day Celebration everyone? Have you been to your grannies? Have you visited a cemetery or a memorial park in your area? Did you have a wonderful time with your family? Whatever you did today, I hope you had the time to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. As for me and hubby, we just stayed home. Tomorrow, we will definitely visit the memorial park in either Merritt Island or Titusville.
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After attending the mass, we decided to drive from Port Saint John towards Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, and Titusville. I took some photos and I will be posting them in all my blogs. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Friday, May 24, 2013

The African Grey

Did you know that African Grey has amazing ability to reason and has the talent for clearly mimicking human speech? That is why; I want to have one. When I was in college, my aunt has a Mynah bird and he was hilarious. He was taught with crazy words to scare people away. It mimic my voice too and sometimes, it will just say something that makes me laugh. It will mimic my laughter too then, I get mad. LOL.

Anyway, this is an African Grey and typically pick up on words and even the sounds very quickly. The African Greys have the reputation for repeating everything they hear so; if you own one, be careful with everything you say in front of the bird.

African Grey is one of the most intelligent parrot species and because they have high IQ's, it means that their owners must give more time to teach them. This is just a baby and doesn't talk yet. He is very observant though and doesn't like me at all LOL.

This is my second visit and he totally recognize me. He's not aloft this time.

He was just looking at me. The African Grey Parrot usually found in the rainforest of West and Central Africa. According to the experts, African Grey is one of the most intelligent birds in the world. They feed on nuts, seeds, fruits, and leafy food. They are gentle in nature.

I started checking about their life span and was glad to know that African Grey is a long-lived bird.  They can live up to 50-60 years according to World Parrot Trust lists. In The Guinness Book of World Records, they have a record listed for 72 years, the longest-lived specimen for the species.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Gardenia Bonsai from the Soothing Company

One of the household chores that I enjoyed doing is gardening. I love waking up in the morning and check if my flower plants are blooming with flowers. I don't mind touching the dirt with my bare hands and I just love hanging out in the backyard. While I was visiting few blogs, I read some positive reviews about Soothing Company products. I immediately email the company requesting for product review opportunity and they replied to send me either a water fountain or a bonsai and I choose the latter.
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From the name itself, one can already guess that this company is all about products that are soothing for everyone. If you are looking for water fountains either indoor or outdoor, Soothing Company has it. For whatever type it maybe such as wall, floor, and tabletop water fountains as well as large water walls, you will find it here. The Soothing Company has Wall fountains for the home and outdoor canvas art. They also have bean bag chairs, fireplace, massage chairs, and bonsai. All these products are contributing factors to create a relaxing, peaceful and soothing sanctuary in your home.
Gardenia Bonsai
Bonsai means little trees in pots. According to the Soothing Company, the art of bonsai is originated in China and later refined in Japan. Bonsai is recognized as an international art form and I was lucky that Soothing Company sent me a bonsai for free. I love that the bonsai they sent me is a Gardenia about 4 years old. It arrived in good condition. The package was neat, perfect and the plant is very healthy. You can visit the Soothing Company and purchase a 6" - 8" gardenia at $40. It is very pretty and I can assure you that it is worth buying for. Gardenia blooms from March to June. My gardenia bonsai is showing buds. I can't wait to see them in full bloom and smell its sweet fragrance.
UPDATE: AFTER ONE WEEK

I was truly amazed to see the buds in bloom and these Gardenia flowers are so fragrant. I suggest that you do not dehydrate the plant and keep it away from direct sunlight. Would I recommend this product? Yes, definitely! Go and check it out.

I received the Bonsai plant for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am not compensated with this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Wanting to Have an Exotic Fish

They are so pretty isn't it? Last week,  a friend showed pictures of her 7 babies. To my surprise, she was talking about her pets. They are beautiful birds and I adore them. I told her that I want to own an African Prey or fishes such as the cuties below.

They are so adorable and look at the colors, they are so gorgeous. I will show you next time the baby pet of our renter. Oh my goodness, the African Prey is the cutest and smart too. Now I am torn between two pets. What do you think? Fish or bird?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Waterpark Capital of the World: Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin

Do you hate the scorching heat of the summer? Most people hang out to the mall to enjoy the cool air which is not bad at all. Yet, the best solution there is to beat the summer heat is to take a relaxing vacation to Wisconsin. Did you know that Wisconsin Dells is known as the Waterpark Capital of the World?
Great Wolf Lodge
Wisconsin Dells is the home for indoor and outdoor water parks located in the South Central Wisconsin. This is also the perfect getaway for a relaxing and a rejuvenating spa treatment as well as ski adventures too. Other attractions include boat tours, water ski, golf courses, horseback riding and many more. Activities here are endless and I am sure that your family will enjoy staying in any best wisconsin dells resort.
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Chula Vista Resort
There is something for everyone to enjoy both kids and adults alike. If you want a relaxing evening with this beautiful view by the lake, make a travel plan now. The most complete water park activities both indoors and outdoors is right here at Wisconsin Dells.
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Baker's Sunset Bay Resort
A popular travel destination in the Midwest where indoor waterparks offer the biggest and wildest water fun is none other than Wisconsin Dells. You should put this place on the top of your travel destination this summer. Now, take note of these amazing resorts and waterparks: Kalahari Resort Waterparks, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks, Noah's Ark Waterpark and Temple of the Black Pearl at Polynesian Resort.

Why endure a scorching heat of summer when you can avoid it? Plan your summer vacation now.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Scallion in my Garden

Yap! My scallion is growing good. I can use this as garnish in my egg drop soup. We call this in our local dialect as "sibuyas dahonan". Scallions are also called as green onions, spring onions, green shallots,  gibbons, or syboes (sounds like subayas eh ). Scallions are the edible plants of various Allium species. I bought 2 packs of scallion bulbs at WalMart .. on sale at .50 cents. Worth it!
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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Infrared Heating Panels

You probably heard about infrared heating panels but, do you know why more people prefer to have these than the traditional or conventional heaters? First of all, infrared heater is energy-efficient considering the fact that it will surely lower your electric consumption. Sounds good enough right?

Comfort and Style
Check out the photo below. You will never guess that the wall decors are infrared heating panels. They are very stylish, beautiful and a great accent in the room. The design is very elegant and truly a work of art. The infrared heating panels can be mounted on the wall. It will look like a piece of art decor but provides more than the facade of its look. The infrared heating panels are products made in Austria.
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 Safe and Cost Effective
You can check out the infrared heating panels at www.infrared-heating.org. Their products are safe,  cost-effective and made in the highest quality standard in Europe. Their infrared heating panels are available in 3 kinds: Glass Heater, Picture Heater and Mirror Heater. No matter what you choose, these infrared heating panels are great for your family. 

If you want a fog free and mold resistant, you should get the mirror heater. Energy efficient heater that has positive effects on health is all you need. To keep you and your family warm and cozy, you should check out the infrared heating panels now.

Calamondin or Calamansi in my Garden

I bought this plant at Wal-Mart about a year ago. It was less than $10. This is calamansi or Calamondin, a citrus plant. It is called "acid orange" when it was introduced here in Florida in 1900. Since it flourished in Panama, Florida, the calamondin was also called the Panama orange. According to seminolecountyfl.gov, calamondin might be originated from the Philippines. It might be true you know. There are many Filipinos living here in Florida and they could have brought some seeds here. Citrus thrives in Florida and we have variety of citrus fruits here including this Calamansi or Calamondin.
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When I was young and summer time comes, I spent my vacation in Camiguin Island Philippines. I love to stay with my aunt and cousins because I love to wander in the woods looking for wild fruits such as berries and guavas. My aunt has a fruit bearing Calamansi tree. When my cousins and I hang out in a tiki hut, we always harvest a bowl of calamansi and make a refreshing calamansi juice. There were also occasions that we just sliced it in half and dip the calamansi to sugar or salt. Most houses in the rural have fruit trees in their backyard and calamansi is a common tree. When my cousins and I have the time, we gather all the ripe calamansi fruits and make it a calamansi jelly. It was so good.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eggplant in my Garden

In tropical climate, eggplant thrives in the garden. One gardener said that eggplant should not be planted in the areas previously planted with tomatoes. The pests and diseases from tomato plant may be harmful to eggplants but, look what I have, a healthy eggplant in my garden.
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The other day, there are flea beetles and other tiny insects already occupying the eggplant. I sprayed water and soap to take them away. So far, it works.

Did you know that in North America, eggplant is called the nightshade? Eggplant is a flowering plant known as the aubergine in French and British English, brinjal eggplant, melongene, or guinea squash. A member of the Solanaceae family.

The eggplant or aubergine is widely used in cooking and notably one of the ingredients in ratatouille. Eggplant is related to tomato and the potato. So far, there are two big eggplants in this plant. Looking forward for harvest time.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Love of Music

My nephews and nieces love to manipulate anything that creates sound. It could be a guitar, drums or keyboard; they just love to explore these musical instruments. When I was in college, I have a keyboard. It was from my father and even though I don't play with it, I keep it for years until my brother asked if my nephews can keep it. I just gave it to them.
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When I was shopping at the mall about a week ago, I saw a nice keyboard on display in a music store. I was tempted to buy it and give it to my brother for his musically inclined children. I was torn between buying a korg keyboards from musicians friend or the one on display. I would probably ask my brother's opinion first. I am sure my nephews would be delighted to have it. After all, they already made a piano recital before so; having the new keyboard would be exciting. It could flare up their music enthusiasm even more.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day Mama

What have you got for your mother this year? Your time with her is worth more than enough. If you have the money, give her something she likes. I talk to my mom everyday on Skype. Yep, everyday for the last 5 years. There are days that we skip talking on line but, I made sure that I call her on the phone to inform her where I was. My mom is the most important person in my life and my husband knows that.
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A year ago, I treat my brother and his family for a week trip to Manila, Philippines and booked their hotel at Bayview Park Hotel. It was their anniversary and my brother's birthday. Of course, my mom was with them too. They went to the Manila Ocean Park shown in the photo below :-) I never been here you know :-) I was only at the gate when I visited this place.
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Here is my mom in her usual mood. Charming and serious hehehe.
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Look at her strides LOL ... she's wearing her red strips and white capri pants. Excited to see what's in Enchanted Kingdom.
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I think this is in Museo Pambata. Look at little Nadeen beside her , both of them are tiny :-) .
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Here they are on the last day of their Manila vacation at the Mall of Asia. They're just lounging and preparing to have lunch. Ready for their flight back to Cagayan de Oro City.
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Here they are ... taking wacky photos LOL.
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Even though I am not there with her, she is surrounded with friends and neighbors who treasured her friendship. Most young neighbors in our village calls her Nanay or Lola which means "mother" and "gradma".
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Here is another wacky pic with mama and my brother LOL.
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This is in Intramurous, Manila a tourist destination in the Philippines. This is the oldest district and historic center of Manila. This place is known as the Walled City and was the seat of the Spanish government during the Spanish colonial period. The walled part was called intramuros, which means "within the walls".
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Here they are again... the "I was there photo" moment LOL. This vacation is significant because its their first time to travel to Manila together. First time for my brother and the kids. With the wife , countless. With mom? Maybe this is her 4th time.
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Even if I am not there with her, my friends take time to check my mom from time to time. I was lucky to have friends who are so loving and caring. It was actually my birthday and they surprised me for this. My mom was there to say thank you for the effort.
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My brother and I are so grateful, lucky and thank God for having you mom. We wish you all the good health and we pray that God bless you more years of good health. I wish for the day that you and I will be together with me here in the US. I love you mom.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Meribel Ski Resort in France

I have stayed in a chalet once before and I would definitely stay on it again. The relaxing ambiance, delightfully different, fantastic service and unique settings are reasons why chalets are great lodging alternative for me. My husband and I are planning to visit Europe to visit his daughter. One of the itineraries that we listed is France. Luckily, I also have a friend there who was so excited for our coming. With a little research, I found a perfect place to stay, the Ski Cuisine Chalets in Meribel, Three Valleys.
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 Meribel Ski Resort
This place has amazing and breath taking scenic view which are undeniably a plus factor for a great vacation destination. The meribel ski resort in france is located in the biggest concentration of world class ski resorts.

The resort takes pride of themselves as a leading Meribel catered chalet operator. They offer premium and excellent service plus great tasting food. Now, who would not want that? A stress free vacation with superb flexible service is all we want for this exciting travel.

Ski Cuisine in Meribel has six fabulous and catered chalets to choose from. They are available in varying sizes and each chalet has a direct access to the piste so; guests can ski anytime they want.

Things To Do in Meribel
Since Meribel is a ski resort, fun activities are endless. Not only that you will  enjoy skiing and snowboarding, you can also enjoy the following activities:
- horse-drawn sleigh rides
- dog sledding through the forest
- paragliding
- ice-skating
- or, hire a snow mobile

If you want to indulge in pampering, spa, and beauty treatments, Maribel has that to offer as well. For your shopping pleasures, there are charming shops, cafes and apres ski bars available too. The beautiful village of Meribel has a bi-weekly market which you can check out in Meribel centre. 

Hubby and I would definitely try skiing and since this location offers great variation of outdoor activities, we are certain that staying at Ski Cuisine would be fun and exciting.

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Happy Place of Walt Disney : His Barn in Marceline Missouri

When I knew that we were heading to the boyhood town in Marceline, Missouri that day, I was all excited. It will be my first time to have a glimpse of where he grow up. I really don't know what to expect until ... I was there.

There is nothing special about this place really. Just an ordinary farmland, an ordinary barn and the neighborhood still looks the same probably in his time and up to today. I was intrigued!

Caption: THE HAPPY PLACE In 1950 Walt recreated the barn from marceline at his home in california and used it as his personal workshop. It became his "Happy Place" and became the birthplace of "Disney Imagineering."

I would say, Walt really has the amazing minds to get an inspiration out of this place. This place is just an ordinary typical farm land. He loves this place. Sitting here, I was imagining the child Walt running around and playing with the animals in this area.

Caption: "Walt Disney was the age of four when his family moved from Chicago to a forty acre farm in Marceline. Walt quickly learned to love farm life, and the old barn became his and his younger sister Ruth's favorite place to play. 

The barn provided Walt with his first show business experience when he produced a "barn circus" and changed the neighborhood kids a dime admission.

When his audience discovered the circus consisted of a goat, a pig and the family dog and cat dressed in Ruth's doll clothes, they protested. Hearing the commotion. Walt's mother Flora promptly ordered Walt to refund the admission with this admonishment: "If you deliver more than your audience expects-they will never be disappointed." It's a lesson Walt took to heart."

I really find this story amusing. Poor Walt :-) .

Standing here showing you the SON OF THE DREAMING TREE. Behind me is the original tree where Walt Disney used to hang out with his siblings, play around, draw his sketches and observed the nature. The Dreaming Tree where Walt Disney dreams big and his imagination took his name to become an icon in today's generation.

Amazing huh? Remember Mickey Mouse and other animated characters created by Disney? That includes farm life and trains? All those are inspired in this town in fact, the train is displayed in the town here, near the Walt Disney museum.
His interest in trains were developed in Marceline, "a town that owed its existence to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway which ran through it". This is funny facts too that "Walt would put his ear to the tracks in anticipation of the coming train". In Disney World, you can ride the train and see the magical world of Disney. Actually, one of my favorite things to do while at Disney is riding on a train.
  
Does anyone of you know how important Marceline Missouri in the life of Disney?  I bet few only. I lived in Orlando and Disney World is truly the magical place on earth but, when Walt was a boy, this barn is his Happy Place. Next post, I will show you what's inside the barn. If you come to visit Walt's barn in Marceline Missouri, make sure you bring a marker pen :-)

Feel The Sports Fever Through Exciting Online Betting

With all the numerous sports events these days, you would not want to miss a single game especially if it is on the championship series. Bet on sports is one of the most exciting things that could ever happen in a championship game especially if you're very confident on the capacity of your team to win. Betting can also be fun among family members and even more exciting with your friends. Just make sure that you have enough funds to avoid conflicts and quarrels. 

For those who want to bet online, you can easily find several lists and from there you can choose among the best sports betting site and be assured that you're dealing with legit sports betting enthusiasts. 

Betting in major sports event is not gambling. It isjust one of the fun activities that could enhance the sports fever. Your desire for your chosen team to win increases because of the fact that you've spent something for it and expects the money to double after the game. 

Before entering into any betting activity, make sure that you are in a legit and guaranteed authentic site. Read several reviews and feedback before cashing out and only bet on amounts that you can afford to lose. Betting comes with a risk and not all the time you are going to win. Just don't look at it as your source of income but a rather a favorite activity that could happen from time to time. Winning is just an extra bonus and what matters most is the satisfaction of seeing your team win the game.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

NASA Rocket Launch: ATLAS V I GPS 2F-4 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Living in Brevard County in Florida gives the residents the opportunity of FREE viewing of ROCKET LAUNCHES even right on their property. We can hear the thunderous roaring sound from our place in Port Saint John but; if we choose to experience the magnificent sight of lift off, we usually go to Banana River area where thunderous sound of engines are most exciting to hear.

The ATLAS V Rocket will lift off from the Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The Mission: GPS 2F-4 (Block 2F Navigation Satellite)
The Vehicle: Atlas V
The Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
The Date: May 15, 2013 , Wednesday
The Launch Window: 5:39 p.m. – 5:58 p.m.

SEE YOU THERE!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Stay at the Hershey Lodge at Chocolate Town USA

Have you been to Hershey Pennsylvania? This town is known as the “Sweetest Place” on earth and popularly called the “Chocolate Town, USA”, another awesome destination that should be in the top of your travel list. Interesting and educational places to visit are the following: the GIANT Center which is home of the Hershey Bears; the Hershey's Chocolate World which is open year-round; Milton S. Hershey Mansion which is in the National Historic Landmark and the Hershey Museum which is about the life and legacy of Milton S. Hershey.
 
To do all these itineraries, a relaxing place to stay is the grand hershey lodge shown in the photo below. What a great serene view isn't it? The resort has 665 guest rooms and can accommodate a large event for it has a huge function space.If you are looking for value, convenience and easy access to all the attractions that I mentioned above then, this place is a great resort to spend a fun vacation with your family and love-ones.
 
All over the resort, they have braille signage which is very heart-warming to know. Now, how many resorts offer this type of pleasant amenity? I tell you that it is very rare and I applaud them for having the braille signage in the resort. They offer valet parking and if you need anything, their concierge will handle it professionally for you.
 
Hershey Lodge guest rooms and deluxe suites have the great ambiance, cozy, relaxing, and have the amazing chocolate-themed decors and artwork. Guests can choose from either a king size bed or two queen size beds and I always prefer the latter. How about you? Do you find this guest room relaxing and soothing to stay?
 
Start planning your vacation today and take Hershey Pennsylvania as a must travel destination this year. 

Canvas Bowie Wedge Sneaker by ASH

In the world of trendy fashion, here is a great item that will tease your appetite of shopping, the Canvas Bowie Wedge Sneakers by ASH. Oh yeah, among this season’s hottest silhouettes, is this gorgeous wedge sneaker's with Velcro band at the lace-up closure. This product is a covered wedge, a high-top and is part edgy.  If you have, you totally of-the-moment.
High-top Lace-up with Velcro band 3" covered wedge heel , an imported suede with a  cotton canvas upper and rubber sole. Check it in the market today. Prices vary from $195 and up. If you are a big shopper, I am sure that you know where to find great deals!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Gold Ounce of the US American Gold Eagle

Do you invest in gold? Have you ever collected the American Gold Eagle? Available in the market today is the uncirculated US American Gold Eagle. You can purchase gold ounce which is the rival of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf as well as the Krugerrand of South Africa.
 
Investing in gold is a security blanket and gold coins are the most common way to own it. Gold may be used as hedges when there is inflation therefore, expect that the demand for gold investments will definitely rise up!
 
When you buy the gold ounce of the US American Gold Eagle, look for the proof of authenticity. That way, your investment will be fully secured! 
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