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Saturday, August 30, 2008

London City Walk - A Long Walk I Would Never Forget

We left Kent at around half passed 10 in the morning, it was quite a bad day really - miserable day I should say and there were some rain showers since early morning that day, but we had to push through because we have had booked an overnight stay already in a hotel (in Paddington), can't remember the name of the hotel and it was quite good hotel though. Anyway, we traveled by train (an hour tour), also my very first experience, lol. Sometimes you wouldn't think the possibility of turning a bad weather to be good, and just a few kilometers away from London, we started seeing the sun (it was almost 12 noon). What a lucky day for us, because it really turned out to be a beautiful sunny day when we got to London. So, we went to checked in at the hotel, had lunch and started walking. We knew that this hotel was very close to 'Hyde Park' but we weren't sure which direction.

Hyde Park is the largest park in London, it is a wonderful open space to relax favoured by tourists and Londoners alike. Covering just under 400 acres, Hyde Park is divided up into a series of sections ranging from the Serpentine to Kensington Gardens. This is the setting for many outdoor concerts during the summer months which have recently included the G8 Live Aid concert in 2005.

I tell you what, you would gonna laugh with this, "I was wearing a 1" shoes" while walking around London City, without realizing that we were going to walk that far. I was warned not to but I just didn't listen to them. Not even after an hour of walking, I started feeling pains on my toes!, but I had no choice, so we carried on walking until we reached the 'Kensington Gardens', the Gardens with their magnificent trees are the setting for Kensington Palace, William III and Mary II's London home. Also located here is the Serpentine Gallery is one of London's best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art and architecture, attracting 750,000 visitors a year and admission is free.
We walked around the 'Serpentine', took some photographs and within this area is 'Princess Diana's Memorial Fountain', a memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales was opened by Her Majesty The Queen. The fountain contains 545 pieces of Cornish granite - each shaped by computer-controlled machinery and pieced together using traditional skills. The design aims to reflect Diana's life, water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades.

Then we went passed the 'St. James Park',
is at the very heart of London and covers 23 hectares (58 acres). With a lake harbouring ducks, geese and pelicans. It is also home to the Mall, the setting for many ceremonial parades and events of national celebration.

Then we headed straight to the 'Buckingham Palace' - serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. "We stayed here to a while to get some rest, while I was suffering a lot with my achy feet"..
Imagine we've had managed to visit loads of nice places in just few hours, and while walking down the street from the 'Buckingham Palace', we already saw the 'London Eye' and the 'Big Ben'. It was already almost 4 o'clock in the afternoon when we reached at this magnificent 'Westminster Abbey' and the 'St. Paul's Cathedral'.

Westminster Abbey is England's main religious building which originally built in Saxon times in the 7th Century, its real importance dates from 1065 with Edward the Confessor setting up his throne here. Since that time the Government has always been centered on Westminster, with commercial activity centered on the City of London to the east. The cathedral, also known as the London Cathedral, was the masterpiece of the architect Sir Christopher Wren. The present building is the latest in a series of churches to have occupied this site. The classical dome dominates the city area of London of which it is part. St. Paul's is the UK's premier religious cathedral, if there is a royal wedding or major memorial service, this is where it will be. Many of famous England's famous historical figures are buried here.

We did stop here for a couple of minutes to rest and had some ice cream, thought it would help to ease the pains on my feet, well, at least it did. Then we headed straight to the 'House of Parliaments' and the 'Big Ben' itself. AMAZING!!! Really, an ABSOLUTE BEAUTY!! We took some photographs and headed straight to the 'London Eye' direction, took some photographs down the road with its background, showing the river at the back of the 'Big Ben' and the 'House of Parliament'.

By this time around, my feet were so sore that I could barely walk, so we had to stop and decided to have some food to eat before riding this famous London Eye, it was nearly 6pm anyway, so its to eat after 5 hours of walking around the city. Imagine we had to move fast not to waste time, so right after we went straight off to see its huge and luxurious capsules, we saw lots and lots of people around, so we were not sure if we can be able to have a ride that afternoon. But then the horde didn't stop us from going to the booking station to see if would have gotten a slot. YES!! I said to myself when we did, what an experience really, that everything turned out to be absolutely fabulous!! Look at us on top of this icon.

As you can see on the photos above (upper portion), showing off my beautiful smile to have had experienced that wonderful ride and to have also seen the beauty of the city itself. INCREDIBLE!! But my feet were extremely painful but then it didn't stop me of putting smiles on my face...LOL...
Just about 8pm we were crying for food, a proper one this time. Lucky that they have this TUBE an underground transport, that you could get to where you wanted to in just a couple minutes, well only if you know which direction of the train you are going! I tell you what, we've had missed several times to catch trains and went backwards and forwards, to have had been gone to the wrong train...hahahaha, but it was funny really.. So we went to the Piccadilly Circus, at the heart of the West End in London, this is the meeting point of some of London's most famous streets. Piccadilly, Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue all lead off from Piccadilly Circus with its brightly coloured lights. Behind Piccadilly Circus are a variety of well known sights, including London's China town and Leicester Square where London's film premieres take place throughout the year, and we had our dinner date here. We were about to arrive at the restaurant at the Leicester Square, it started raining. We had a wonderful food there, afterwards, it was almost 10pm, we had to look for a shop where we can buy a pair of sandals for me, because I wasn't able to walk anymore...

Sad but happy at the same time, to have had experienced those... went to the hotel, straight to bed without taking off our clothes and not even cleaning anything LOL (you know what I mean), because we were extremely worn-out.

I will be writing about our trip the following morning to the 'Twin Towers' and the 'Tower of London'. Please see more pictures here and here of our spectacular trip as ever!!

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Adventure in Geevor TIN MINE

Underground Cornish Mine Tour

The fact that we are both working in a diamond mine here in Angola, Africa it did catch my attention to visit this famous Tin Mine, though it was had been a long time wish of my husband. If is located in the far west of Cornwall, on the Atlantic coast
(one of tourist attractions in Cornwall). This is a fabulous exhibit of Cornish mining history and known to be the largest preserved mining site in the UK.

We went for an hour guided-underground tour which detailed us the fascinating process of extraction through 18th and 19th centuries. The miners were left showing the visitors around the empty shell of a place that had so recently been such a hive of activity. The grief was palpable. It seemed no more appropriate take photographs there, than it would be at a funeral. Since then, the mine has been developed as a tourist attraction bringing jobs, of sorts, to this depressed part of the world. With the passing of a generation, Geevor will no doubt take its place as just another ride in Theme Park Britain. In the meantime I feel privileged to have known it in its prime, and to have been touched by its passing.
Indeed our guide was a former miner with first hand experience of working underground. Did you know that in the early 19th century boys as young as 8 worked underground. Everyone, including the women and girls on the surface would work six days a week, 10 hours a day. Miners had to buy their own tools, candles, and explosive (note dynamite was not invented until 1867). Miners and their families lived in small cottages often rented from the mining company,

Climbing hundreds of feet up and down ladders to reach the work face. Often having to walk several miles to and from work, in clothes wet with sweat from hours of underground toil. Diseases such as bronchitis, consumption and rheumatism were rife. Air was 'bad'-polluted by dust and fumes from detonated explosives. A miner was often no longer fit enough to work underground beyond the age of 40. A far cry from the romantic view portrayed in so many tourist brochures.

The adits we explored were in places only 5 foot high, and barely wide enough for two people to pass. In several places the reddish colored vein of tin ore could clearly be seen illuminated by our guide's miners lamp. After the underground tour, put your hard hat to one side and enjoy a refreshing cup of tea in the cafe (open from Easter to the end of October). "Good home made food and one of the best views in Cornwall."


Articles you may Interested:
Lovely Time at St. Ives, Cornwall
Visited Beautiful Cornwall

Visited England for the Very First Time
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Lovely Time at St. Ives, Cornwall

It was funny because when I first heard about St Ives and when we started talking about of visiting this place, that this is every nice, and people around UK are fun of coming here to spend holidays instead of going outside the UK! Uuummm quite interesting isn't it? Then I thought that all the St. Ives products have manufactured or originally came from this place... I had a laugh from them really...LOL
St. Ives, Cornwall is a small town in the far west of the county. Though originally a fishing village, it has for the last 150 years become both a popular holiday destination and an internationally renowned school of painting. This place (Cornish: Porth Ia) is a seaside town, civil parish and port in the Penwith district of Cornwall, England UK. The town lies north of Penzance, and west of Camborne. In former times it was commercially dependent on fishing as an industry. The decline in fishing, however, has caused a shift in commercial emphasis and the town is now primarily a holiday resort. St Ives was incorporated by Royal charter in 1639. St Ives has been named best seaside town of 2007 by the Guardian and has become renowned for its number of artists.

With narrow winding cobbled streets and passages, a magnificent harbour, and superb beaches, all just around the corner from Lands End. In summer the hanging basket flower planter displays all around the Harbour and the Main Streets are a delight to the eye. Those in front of the St Ives Tourist Information Centre, at the Guildhall, deserve a particular mention.

This is a place that truly has something for everyone. Families can spend countless hours playing in the golden sands of the resorts gently sloping beaches, or simply, taking a relaxing dip in the un-characteristically warm sea.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Visited Beatiful "CORNWALL"

My husband's brother lives in Cornwall, located in South Western tip of England. In theory, it should only take 7-8 hours to get there from Kent, but it took us almost 10 hours because there were two series of accidents at this famous long M26 motorway. They didn't see each other for couple of years, and I was there too for the first time, so we took the chance to travel. On the photographs below, from left my husband, myself and his brother and his wife next to him.

I tell you what? It was gorgeous!! Stunning place which is known for its deserted coves and picturesque characters. It is also blessed with glorious gardens and with a mild climate. I enjoyed walking around the narrow streets in small towns, with shops around. Most of all eating their traditional Cornish fare of Pasty, Saffron Cake and my favorite Cornish Cream Tea.

There is as much folklore around the Cornish Pasty as there are recipe variations. One such tale said it was bad luck for fishermen to take a pasty on board a boat, but then again I know a modern day skipper that 'loves his pasties'. A very famous photograph from the late Nineteenth Century shows a group of tin miners at 'Croust Time' , that is meal time to you and I, tucking into very large pasties. Incidentally the mining boom was largely over by the 1860's Such pasties would have meat at one end and a fruit filling at the other.

Saffron is an ingredient imbued with an air of exoticism, sensuality and beauty. Its musty perfume and concentrated potency both awaken the senses and astonish - how can such a tiny amount of what looks so meaningless release such color and scent? The labor intensity of harvesting saffron (each stigma removed by hand, 4,300 flowers to be visited to form an ounce of weight), and thereby the cost of the end product, have also added to its status. Stories of Phoenician sailors landing on the rugged Cornish coast to barter with saffron in exchange for tin, have increased its romantic image.

The famous cream tea, the star ingredient none, regardless of regional squabbles and bread type, is of course the clotted cream. Native to the west country, this sturdy, pale yellow cream is made by heating unpasteurized in shallow pans floated on boiling water so that it "scalds", whereupon it thickens and the cream rises to the top forming the 'clots'.

Anyway, so much for these fattening Cornish foods but seriously, I love them! What we did just eat & traveled around Cornwall. By the way, on our way going there, we stopped to see this famous "Stonehenge" a prehistoric monument located in English county of Wiltshire. It is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones.

We went to "St. Michael's Mount", the most famous of Cornwall's landmarks, which has fascinating history, is stepped in both legend and folklore, it has a stunning panoramic views across Mounts Bay to Lands End and The Lizards. Boasts a pictureque harbour and has a spectacular castle complete with magestic gardens. Click here to read the whole story about this mount.

There are loads of beautiful towns and landmarks Cornwall has to offer to tourists, and we also we went to loads of places, like in St. Ives, our Geevor Tin Min tour which I will be telling you about this later. To view more pictures, click here.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Visited England for the Very First Time

It was our both plan to see my husband's family, to visit them in the UK before our 'Wedding in Mauritius', which supposed to be June last year to meet his family for the first time. Also was going to have another and proper Engagement Party then (after our Engagement in Angola), but time didn't permit me to go home with him as our company didn't manage to organize my visa to enter the UK. I know it happened for a reason, which we didn't know. All I know was, that everything will just fall into place in its proper timing! Though I was very upset, imagine of staying here alone in the middle of nowhere alone for one month!

Anyway, it was only after we got married that my application went through and absolutely fast! It only took me a week to process, for obvious reason - we've got the marriage certificate which strongly proves our relationship... WOW, wonderful wasn't it? We applied in Luanda, Angola.

At last I went to see England for the very time only last April this year! What we did was, visiting loads of interesting places around KENT (Tenterden) were my husband lives. I experienced snow for the very first time, it was my first Sunday (after 3 days we arrived), it did snow, but wasn't that thick!
Look at me, I really had to stay outside to feel it.. LOL...

..and my favorite shopping place, in Ashford still part of Kent....that cute little boy is my hubby's nephew (first grandchild on his side too)..
Then we visited the famous "BODIAM CASTLE" (located in East Sussex), the perfect example of a late medieval moated castle. In Roman times, it was a main crossing point for the road leading from Beauport near Battle to the North Kent coast. It was also used as a port from which to ship the Iron Ingots produced in nearby Sedlescombe , Staplecross and Stonegate .
First picture from left - my husband (Stuart), my mother-in-law (Trish), myself, my sister-in-law (Debbie-wife of my hubby's brother), Stuart's brother (Andrew), and my father-in-law.
"It was great despite totally unpredictable weather and days that you would think weren’t going to be good.. but then they turned out to be great!” This trend of passing storms then sun, then passing storms then sun.. Weird really, "welcome to England's weird climate" everybody was saying to me, until next time. See more pictures here.

Next: Our trip to Cornwall and in Central London....

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I Have All The Good Reasons To Go Home

Exactly in a week time, my hubby and I will be out from here! Yepppeyy we're going out for a month again, at least one month break of not worrying about of getting up early every morning to come to work! We're gonna be staying at home in England for the first-two weeks to do gardening, going to Scotland sometime for two days maybe (to look around), also to visit my husband's relatives around and of course to relax and do some shopping!

The most exciting of all is going home to Philippines. The fact that I was in Manila last September & November last year (but not in Bohol), still didn't stop me of getting excited to go home. In short, I've never seen Bohol for more than a year now. My last time was sometime January last year with my hubby.
Home sweet home.

Actually, it wasn't our original plan of going to Philippines this year, only recently, until I really feel the need to see my NEPHEW for the first time (my parents' first grand child), he's as happy as ever 8 months old baby - "cheeky monkey". I wanted to hold him and play with him, not until he gets older. Am really so excited to see him. We'll be staying in our island for 7-9 days, I know this is not enough but at least than never. Have missed my mother and sisters too...

An "S26" healthy baby boy (he was 3-4 months here)
Now a "Promil" smart baby boy (he was 6-7 months here)

I know what you are going to say next, to make my own... hehehe... yes I definitely will, in due time, WISH US LUCK to have soon!

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Creating An Automatic Scroll Blogroll

For my past weeks of blogging, I've managed to make friends and I learned that adding links or linking to other blogs is one of the effective ways of boosting traffic! Geeezzz, what a long blog roll I have made, which I always wanted to get rid of by either adding a scroll bar on it or creating an automatic scroll blogroll. So I did search on '"how to make scrollbars in my blog roll", and one of the results is this one. I simply followed what it says, and it did work!! Have a look my new blog roll in my sidebar, the only thing is, you have to wait until you see your name or blog title as it rolls over alphabetically, but I can always change the order according to priority, random or recent.

Have you ever wanted to change yours too, like mine? Here's the simple tips to do it:

1) First you need to create a Blogrolling account, or just simply log in if you already have one.
You can see "Navigation" section at the sidebar, just click 'New Blogroll' to get one.
3) Enter your "Blogroll Name" (anything you like), and your blog URL.

4) Click 'Home' and it will show your new blogroll.

5) Click 'Add Links', and just simply enter the title of your friends' link and the URL, then
click 'Add Link' button, and add links as many as you want.
You can change your setting anytime, just go back to Navigation & click 'Preferences', and don't forget to press 'Update my Blogroll Preferences' in each category you want to change.
Now, go back 'home' and click "Get Code". Just go right at the bottom where you can see 'PHP', the code looks like this:

But you need to delete the
"_raw" and should look this this:

9) Now that you have the code, just keep it you're almost done! Just one step ahead... All you have to do is go to your 'Layout', then 'Page Element' then add another "gadget" anywhere you want to put your blogroll. Click "HTML/JavaScript" and add the code below in the box. Just replace all the
{ } with a < >. Have tried to change them here but the code disappeared for some reason.

{table border="1"}
{marquee scrolldelay="1" direction="up" onmouseover="this.stop()" width="200" onmouseout=" this.start()" scrollamount="1" height="400"}
{script language="javascript" src="ENTER YOUR BLOGROLLING PHP CODE HERE" type="text/javascript"}

10) Don't forget to change "ENTER YOUR BLOGROLLING PHP CODE HERE" with the code you generated in item 8.
11) You can play with the numbers in "height" and "width", you can change it anytime at your preference.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Our Journey In Life - Leads us to our Destination

"Nobody knows the "future" lies ahead of us, we should be ready to accept for whatever comes along as God allows things to happen for a certain reason. All we have to do is to ask His guidance, protection, leading and a heart to accept things and being thankful of anything we encounter".

Sounds familiar to you? Yes, this is the description of my blog. Indeed, life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life. I will give you some scenarios that would help us identify the journey we are taking into.

Some of these challenges will test our courage, strengths, weaknesses, and faith. Along the way, we may stumble upon obstacles that will come between the paths that we are destined to take. In order to follow the right path, we must overcome these obstacles. I tell you what, these obstacles are really blessings in disguise, you know that? These really help us to be strong, since we tend to find solutions, we're not just sit down and resolves on its own right? So, in this way we can be able to find ways on how to make it better and apparently, find some good opportunities. Along our journey, we will be confronted with many situations, some will be filled with joy, and some will be filled with heartache.

When things don't always go our way, we have two choices in dealing with the situations." We can focus on the fact that things didn't go how we had hoped they would and let life pass us by, or two, we can make the best out of the situation and know that these are only temporary setbacks and find the lessons that are to be learned."

Time stops for no one, and if we allow ourselves to focus on the negative we might miss out on some really amazing things that life has to offer. We can't go back to the past, we can only take the lessons that we have learned and the experiences that we have gained from it and move on. It is because of the heartaches, as well as the hardships, that in the end help to make us a stronger person.

The people that we meet on our journey, are people that we are destined to meet. Everybody comes into our lives for some reason or another and we don't always know their purpose until it is too late. They all play some kind of role. Some may stay for a lifetime; others may only stay for a short while. It is often the people who stay for only a short time that end up making a lasting impression not only in our lives, but in our hearts as well. Although we may not realize it at the time, they will make a difference and change our lives in a way we never could imagine. To think that one person can have such a profound affect on your life forever is truly a blessing. It is because of these encounters that we learn some of life's best lessons and sometimes we even learn a little bit about ourselves.

People will come and go into our lives quickly, but sometimes we are lucky to meet that one special person that will stay in our hearts forever no matter what. Even though we may not always end up being with that person and they may not always stay in our life for as long as we like, the lessons that we have learned from them and the experiences that we have gained from meeting that person, will stay with us forever.

It's these things that will give us strength to continue on with our journey. We know that we can always look back on those times of our past and know that because of that one individual, we are who we are and we can remember the wonderful moments that we have shared with that person.

Memories are priceless treasures that we can cherish forever in our hearts. They also enable us to continue on with our journey for whatever life has in store for us. Sometimes all it takes is one special person to help us look inside ourselves and find a whole different person that we never knew existed. Our eyes are suddenly opened to a world we never knew existed- a world where time is so precious and moments never seem to last long enough.

Throughout this adventure, people will give us advices and insights on how to live our life but when it all comes down to it, we must always do what we feel is right. Always follow your heart, and most importantly never have any regrets. Don't hold anything back. Say what you want to say, and do what you want to do, because sometimes we don't get a second chance to say or do what we should have the first time around.

It is often said that what doesn't kill you will make you stronger. It all depends on how one defines the word "strong" It can have different meanings to different people. In this sense, "stronger" means looking back at the person you were and comparing it to the person you have become today. It also means looking deep into your soul and realizing that the person you are today couldn't exist if it weren't for the things that have happened in the past or for the people that you have met. Everything that happens in our life happens for a reason and sometimes that means we must face heartaches in order to experience joy.

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Joining Affiliate Programs - Another Way of Making Money

These past couple of days, I have been busy reading and trying to figure out about this "Affiliate Marketing", another way of making money. For us small time bloggers, we must admit that we need some help to keep going in trading our blogs on the Internet. I want to share this with you guys the whole article about, "the top affiliate programs", one way or another would help us to earn money.

"No affiliate links involved, feel free to click and learn. Most of these affiliate programs are easy to implement so there should be no confusing “systems” to get started".

Enjoy guys...

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Whatever Happens, Happens For a Reason

I believe that everything happens in God's time..not yours..even not ours! When things happened, it's not that we shouldn't have encountered this "if", and we often use the words "if", if "we only stayed at home" or "we just ignored it", some phrases like these usually come up especially when accidents happen or we don't like the result of what we did! Human nature? Partly yes, we always have this "blaming culture", but we tend to forget the essense of life.

Read each one carefully and think about it a second or two:
1. I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.

2. No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won't make you cry.

3. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

4. A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

5. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.

6. Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.

7. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

8. Don't waste your time on a man/woman, who isn't willing to waste their time on you.

9. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.

10. Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened.

11. There's always going to be people that hurt you so what you have to do is keep on trusting and just be more careful about who you trust next time around.

12. Make yourself a better person and know who you are before you try and know someone else and expect them to know you.

13. Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.



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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Amazon Discount Coupons - Shopping Online

As much as I love shopping in Amazon, I was so happy to have received this discount coupons, which I can use in my next shopping. Especially that we're going home in two weeks time, I may have to spend long hours in computer again, lol. Well, will I make sense to you if I say that I would rather do shop online than to go around the UK, which I end up spending double, the fact that everything in UK is very expensive!

I don't want to deprive myself again of not buying what I want, and thanks to Amazon.

Enjoy shopping girls....
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Monday, August 18, 2008

Lovely Sunday with "Apple Crepe"

Normal on Sunday lunch time that we always have to re-heat the cooked meat from the Braai on Saturday evening! It's like a Sunday picnic lunch, with the whole bunch of mixed Nationalities (Filipinos, English, South Africans, Irish and Scottish). We just cook whatever we wanted to, and yesterday I decided to make an "Apple Crepe" as desserts. This is a caramelized thin sliced of green apples, in a melted butter and white sugar, wrapped with "crepe" made up of plain flour with eggs and fresh milk. Easy and yummy!!!

All you need - to make 8-10 servings:


1) 4 eggs 2) 1 pack (1ltr) fresh milk 3) 1/2 tsp. salt 4) 5 cups plain flour 5) 3 tbsp. melted butter

1) 10 sliced green apples
2) 4 tbsp butter
3) 1 cup white sugar
4) Lemon rind

Beat together crepe ingredients. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes. Cook in small crepe size pan (greased on both sides). Peel apples and cook until tender in large pan with caramelized sugar in a butter & the lemon rind. Place filling in center of crepe and roll into crepe shape and add some caramel outside plus strawberry and creme to garnish.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

New Adsense for Feeds

Everyone feels sad that Adsense for Referral is gonna be ending very soon!, and take note, it will end during the last week of this month! However, Google Adsense had lounch a new way of allowing us to increase the reach of our content while earning revenue. This means we can now use AdSense to place ads in our RSS feeds. Great news I should say.

It will sell cost-per-impression (CPM) ads directly to the largest advertisers, while the rest of our inventory will be filled with contextually targeted cost-per-click (CPC) and CPM ads. This means that more of our feed items will be sold and with higher overall revenue, than with any other feed network.

And here are few more reasons to try AdSense for feeds:

  • Receive higher CPMs and maintain a positive user experience by displaying ads specifically optimized for RSS feeds.
  • View detailed stats on our feed audience, distribution, and more through FeedBurner when we set up our feeds with AdSense.
  • Manage monetization for our feeds through the same account that we use to manage other AdSense properties.
When you visit the AdSense Setup tab in your account, you'll notice a new "AdSense for feeds" option. Have just done mine now, will have to wait until my ads to come through.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Secret to A Happy Marriage

To all married individuals out there, I have came across to open this website (Christian website), which got helpful tips and articles, advices and insights of a Married Life.

Answers to all our questions about the common cents, communication, our emotions, family concerns, health and home, help and healing, money, profiles, spirituality, soul to soul and a marriage revolution.

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Winning Friends - Why Do We Need Them?

Thanks for the sweetness of Sheng and Marie who gave this award. Indeed, we are very lucky to have been able to make friends out of blogging and we should be thankful in every opportunity we encounter. "A hug is worth a thousand words, a friend is worth more."

We need friends for many reasons,
all throughout the season.
We need friends to comfort us
when we are sad,
and to have fun with us when we are glad.

We need friends to give us good advice,
We need someone we can count on,
and treat us nice.

We need friends to remember us
one we have passed
sharing memories that will always last.

Spread the poem of friendship.

1. Everyday Life 2. Words of Love 3. Sheng's Simple Thoughts 4. My Life's Rollercoaster Ride 5. Madz Life's Diary 6. Madz Wedding in Mauritius 7... YOU

Now, I am passing this on to my these bloggers who have become my really good friends: Ruby, Joy, Faye, Jenny, Siella, Shiela, Melissa, Marie, Mariz, Marga, Mitch, Belle, Mommy LaraAllehs, Yenzz, Marlyms, Dhemcy, Winnie, Tiborsho, Anig, Kate, Rose, Lovely, Bingkay, Felicity, Lara, Juliana, Euthymic

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Faulty Nursing Student - What will happen?

I was chatting with my other sister just now, that she had just finished making an incident report for my nursing student sister. I asked her what happened? I was a bit shocked when she told me that my nursing student sister nearly killed her patient! WHAT? Oh my God, what did she do? I was totally stunned by the news. Then I asked her to send me the report so I would know the whole story. Here it is...

August 13, 2008

To Whom It May Concern;

August 12, 2008, I reported on duty at room 322A. My lady patient arrived back at 12:30 noon from the Delivery Room. However, before she came back, I was handling a newly admitted patient and I was busy doing something at that very moment for that patient. While I was busy attending my other patient, our team leader called me simultaneously, to look after my first patient instead. Then without hesitation, I’ve made a drain and charting on her.

The doctor arrived and asked the staff nurse for fast drip. While I was still doing the charting, the staff nurse who looked after the room 322A called me and asked to watch the fast drip she had made. She instructed me to cut it off when it reaches to 100cc level and then hooked the first used IVF back. Before I supposed to do it, I was thinking of asking permission first to our clinical instructor, however, the staff nurse had left immediately and no one will be left inside the room if I will have to do it. But then, I still wanted to ask my co-student nurse as I supposed, but they were too busy as well. Therefore, I decided to do what the staff nurse had instructed me.

Then the incident happened, at past 1 o’clock in the afternoon when I made the fast drip incorrectly for some reason. Instead of 100cc level it reached to over 40cc level. Luckily, I was saved by the doctor since he asked again for another 100cc for fast drip.

At that very moment of the incident and at that split second, I felt nervous with mixed emotions. But Ma’am/Sir, I did really try my very best to perform my duty and have been trying to do more based on my knowledge and belief, but I do apologize for what had happened. I know I may have made a mistake this time, though we all really make mistakes but again I tried my best, things like this can happen anytime. I will do more and try my best next time so it won’t happen again by God’s help.

I am hoping for your kind understanding and take my explanations.

Respectfully yours,


A bit scary isn't it? Thanks God I decided to take up Accountancy course. I should say that it was 50% fault of her team leader as well, since she was asked to attend another patient during that day. Isn't it a Standard Operating Procedure of an OJT student to be given only a patient a day? I don't want to be biased, what my impression of my sister was, she was confused since she was attending two patients at the same time. Do you agree with me.

Girls out there, especially to all nursing graduates, who have knowledge in this course, to please give me your comments so I could relay these to my sister, at least to give her an idea on what to do to support her and give her moral support. As she was a bit scared to be given a failing grades after the incident.

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Installing Mozilla Firefox Version 3

When I arrived at work this morning first thing I did was, I opened my blogs first and have read comments from my friends, checked my feedburner feeds, next was to check my adsense report and then opened my friends' blogs to say hello and those who came pass my blogs.

What a surprise when I noticed that there were some missing photographs on my blogs! So I started getting worried, and first thing I did was, edited my posts and re-attached the missing photographs but it could not let me attach either! I said to myself, what is going on now... I thought it was time to upgrade my web browser, from Mozilla Firefox 2 to version 3, which I duly did. However, I am still having the same problems. I was going to attach a picture here, the new face of my browser, but it didn't seem want to work. It is working great, I love it except I can't view or attach any photographs at all!

So I've spoken with our IT guy and told him the story. The very reason of it was, he spent hours and hours last night to block these unknown websites, including blogger/

Uuummm, sounds pathetic isn't it? Because the point is, what's the use of having internet which is open to public if we can't even see the websites 100%? But in fairness, he asked me to make the list of websites that I always open so he can unblock them! That's very nice of him really...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

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