Saturday, May 23, 2009
She may be small, a mere 17 inches and weighing only 60 pounds. But she is all horse. Born as a dwarf to a miniature horse, Thumbelina is officially the world’s smallest horse.
She may never aspire to be a champion show-jumper – she is so tiny she would find it hard to jump over a bucket. But these things matter little to the feisty Thumbelina, who has been officially recognized as the world’s smallest horse. That title was conferred on her in 2006 when the five-year-old entered the Guinness Book of Records.
The real-life My Little Pony was born on an American farm to a couple who specialize in breeding miniature horses. Normally these horses weight about 250lb and rise to a height of 34 inches when they are fully grown. But from the day she was born it was clear that tiny Thumbelina would never grow to that size. She weighed in at only 8lb – the size of a new-born baby - when she was born.
Eventually she grew to just 60lb. Her amazing size has been explained as dwarfism. This makes her a miniature of a miniature. She may be a mini-horse, but small means beautiful as far as her owners, the Goessling family in Goose Creek farm in St. Louis, are concerned. She likes to hang out with the cocker spaniels rather than the other horses on their 150-acre farm.
“When she was born, she was so small we thought she wasn’t going to make it. She looked very ill. We feared the worse. “Because her legs are proportionally smaller than her body and her head, she has to wear orthopaedic fittings to straighten them out a lot of the time. “But we love her and wouldn’t want her any other way,” said Michael Goessling, whose parents Kay and Paul bred the miniature horses. She only measures up to the shins of the normal-sized horses in the paddock.
Michael’s parents have bred hundreds of miniature horses, but they have never had one as small as Thumbelina. She has become something of a celebrity in her home town in America. She lives on a cup of grain and a handful of hay, served twice a day. She is expected to live to the age of 17 years because of her size – normal horses live for about 35 years. “She was just a complete fluke and we call her a mini mini. She is too precious to sell. I think my parents would sell me before they part with Thumbelina. She has that special Wow factor, which you only get when you see how small she really is,” said Michael.
While she has the ability to get pregnant and give birth, the Goessling family have decided not to allow this to happen. There could be complications during the pregnancy, they believe, so it is better to avoid the risks. And also they don‘t feel it is right that the gene which creates dwarfism in horses be carried on through future generations.
Hope you enjoyed this story, GOOD NIGHT...
Friday, May 22, 2009
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I was over delighted the moment I saw a section where you can actually order Filipino Food online from GOLDILOCKS, JOLLIBEE, MAX'S, RED RIBBON, PIZZA HUT and MCDO! Wow, good treat for the family! I headed straight to the Goldilocks link and I've had this sudden desire of its products which I used to buy often. If only possible to order and to be delivered to UK, I would have done it already, what a pleasure....lol
By the way, these are among my favorites when it comes to cakes.
The fact that no one knows our what will happen next really, we might be perfectly healthy today but we never know we'll suddenly get ill tomorrow, but had no medical insurance coverage, who do you expect would pay the FULL cost of that bill up front? That's right, ourselves would be the one responsible. We might don't take health insurance seriously, however, we never realize how much we need it until it's too late! Sad isn't it? So what we gonna do then?
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However, the more I think the more I get confused! Although I have realized it plenty times that when I spend times in blogging, I tend to forget about things, which in the end makes me feel more calmed down! I just need to push my a***s a little bit sometimes. LOL...
The only trouble is, I can't park myself for hours and hours doing blogging, due to the size of my baby bump right now! Yet I am still happy to get some "opps" once in a while, at the end of the day it is worth sitting down while earning extra income.
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Sunday, May 17, 2009
However, plans may have had changed but I was quite happy with the result! I knew from the very beginning the type of wood to buy when it comes to furnitures, beddings, etc... However, I didn't realize I HAD SPENT SO MUCH (on furnitures alone) THAT LED ME TO SHORTAGE FOR THE HOUSE COMPLETION! Well, I didn't realize too they were that expensive! Yet, I haven't even bought the curtains I wanted! They just bought temporary ones after I realized I had nothing left! Oh dear...
So now I declare myself as BANKRUPT! lol.... But no regrets at all, I promise....:)
You may have noticed that I've been busy grabbing opps... EVERY LITTLE HELPS... hahahahaha
Saturday, May 16, 2009
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I tell you what, he wasn't this big about 2 months ago and he's got his face doubled all of a sudden!! He must fed properly by my sisters... uummm no wonder as he is the only cheeky baby (1st nephew) of our family. He already has his younger brother, but still 2 months old! So he's got all the attention from all my sisters....
I must admit that I have a little bit of knowledge about hacking, but it wasn't enough to be called as a Certified Ethical Hacker! I even thought that it was illegal all along, but I was completely wrong. It could however bestow us into a world of profession that big businesses and multinational companies do employ to protect their whole system. While the hacking skills may be the same, it is the intent that makes all the difference.
Apparently, in EC council training we would learn the following categories:
- Security Fundamentals
- Ethical Hacking
- Penetration Testing
- Computer Forensics
- Disaster Recovery
- Secure Programming
A working knowledge of the latest hacking techniques is a fluid thing. It is always changing. These qualified individuals perform risk analysis and help the various domains to work congruently to assure a high level of IT Security for the whole system.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
An Aussie truckie walks into an outback cafe with a full-grown emu behind him.. The waitress asks them for their orders.
The truckie says, 'A hamburger, chips and a coke,' and turns to the emu, 'What's yours?' 'I'll have the same,' says the emu.
A short time later the waitress returns with the order 'That will be $9.40 please,' and he reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment.
The next day, the man and the emu come again and he says, 'A hamburger, chips and a coke.' The emu says, 'I'll have the same.'#
Again the truckie reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.
This becomes routine until the two enter again. 'The usual?' asks the waitress.
'No, it's Friday night, so I'll have a steak, baked potato and a salad,' says the man. 'Same,' says the emu..
Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, 'That will be $32.62.'
Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.
The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. 'Excuse me, mate, how do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?'
'Well, love' says the truckie, 'a few years ago, I was cleaning out the back shed, and found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.'
'That's brilliant!' says the waitress. 'Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!'
'That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there,' says the man.
The waitress asks, 'What's with the bloody emu?' The truckie sighs, pauses, and answers, 'My second wish was for a tall chick with a big arse and long legs, who agrees with everything I say.'
GOOD NIGHT FOLKS, and have a wonderful day! See you tomorrow...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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APRIL 22 was the UK's MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION, so have already sent my present and greetings to the most important person in this world - my MOM by then! But then it never stopped me from constantly thinking how special she is to me, EVERY SINGLE DAY of my life...even if it would mean celebrating MOTHER'S DAY everyday, this was nothing compared to what she did to me, to us!, and I will be a mom soon, I keep thinking that I it would be my turn to understand the real duty of being a MOM.
YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION MOM why I wanted to become a MOM, you are just the best and the best Mom..
Mom, I loved you yesterday, I love you tomorrow and everyday.
You were there for me my first day of school, to hold my hand and give me courage to go.
You listened to me when I needed to talk, you talked to me when I needed to listen.
You let me grow and learn from my own mistakes.
You never left my side when I was feeling down, I knew you would be there to pick me up.
I wish there was a way I could repay all the things you have done for me, but there's nothing great enough to repay the greatest mother of all.
You can see it in their eyes,
in tender hugs and long good-byes,
a love that only moms and daughters know.
You can see it in their smiles,
through passing years and changing styles,
a friendship that continually seems to grow.
You can see it in their lives,
the joy each one of them derives,
in just knowing that the other one is there...
To care and to understand,
lend an ear or hold a hand,
and to celebrate the memories they share.
Once upon a memory
Someone wiped away a tear
Held me close and loved me,
Thank you, Mother dear.
LET ME GREET EVERYONE A BELATED HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, hope you had a good time celebrating with your Mom's and with your children.
Monday, May 11, 2009
I always get a painful sting when I am bitten by fire ants, it is indeed a become a very nasty environment if you have them around your house, garden or on pathways. It always gives me a bad implication in seeing them. While in fact, they got their name their sting literally burns like fire. Check Control Fire Ants now to get the complete guide and effective ways in getting rid of them!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
My other sister will take him home (to see my parents too) before flying out to the US to join her husband, and its gonna take a while before they could see her again! This means that, from then on I am going to miss watching him on the webcam, showing off his big grins, listening to his sweet voice saying "mommy, mommy, lab you"....He is such a sweet little soul. Click here to see more photos of him!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
How would this work then? VoIP allows you to make telephone calls using a computer network, over a data network like the Internet, it converts the voice signal from your telephone into a digital signal that travels over the internet then converts it back at the other end so you can speak to anyone with a regular phone number.Because of its rising popularity, VoIP service providers offer competitive rates, hence making the market highly unpredictable. The good news is, there is a wide variety of options for those who wish to take advantage of benefits of this relatively new technology. Apparently, Xpander Communications featured as the Busines VOIP for the month of March 2009, allows us to discover the voice over IP services for free, to find the best one through customer reviews and ranks.
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White flowers are CLIMATIS (forgot the specific type/variety of this one), we also have the same family in our garden but of different variety and color too...
One thing I like staying in their garden is the sounds of water from this water feature we bought the last time we were at the World of Water.Hubby and dad were busy sorting out some nice stones we brought from Angola! They were looking so serious thought they might have seen diamonds in one of them! hahahaha....
This apparently allows us to open our eyes in determining the best among the rest! Take time to open one by one and read reviews too, to know what everyone had to say about the company.
Friday, May 8, 2009
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I realized in the end the importance of choosing a good Realtor, is apparently to help you with your investments cannot be over stated. One good way to gain information about anybody you are considering working with is to talk to their clients. They will tell you the real story and have nothing to gain by tilting it one way or the other in terms of being truthful.
I would like to give you a word of advise, you can never be wrong of choosing Tampa Realtors to deal with your properties. You know why? Because they are not just someone that will give you the latest list from the Multiple Listing Service, fix a “For Sale” sign in on your front yard or takes you to look at available homes. They will try to help you to look at your budget and help you come up with a reasonable down payment.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
To receive this award your blog must be exceptional in design and content; presenting us with new knowledge, a sense of style, or at times just giving us a smile!
Each recipient of the award will acknowledge the person who honored them with the award and then go to http://overthetopaprons.blogspot.com/, copy/paste the award: Your Blog is Over The Top. (located on the right sidebar, scroll down)
Now I'm passing this on to the following Over The Top bloggers: Dangz Dhemz, Dangz Umma, Lynn, Mareng Niko, Dangz Rose, Mareng Kittykat, Amy, Mommy Lizz, Mommy J, Te Beng, Te Kim, Shydub, Te Cecille, Rechie, Meryl, Cacai, Te Lanie, Te Mira, Vhing, Hazel, Lulu, Beth, Cookie, Beng, Chelle, Jane, Eds, Grace, Mommy, Elvz, Benrechie, Shy, Iyrel, Te Juliet, and many more. Please feel free to grab....
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I tell you what, I am finally relieved from financial stress after all!, considering that the original budget was only to spend at least P180k, but in the end the total amount spent was P350k! It nearly gave me a heart attack, to be honest with you. Which means that all other plans had to be put on hold due to budget constraints.
Though it has just finished from finishing, to painting and we are now on the process of buying furniture, some appliances, bedding, curtains and the rest all other accessories needed! Whew, I didn't realize it was gonna be this expensive and stressful, but like I said it was worth all the money we'd spent.
Speaking of chic curtains I'd ever loved to have, are this photos below! I found a "bespoke" curtain supplier and she'll make these curtains for me. They are quite expensive though but nothing really makes you feel fulfilled until you get want you want, even in small things like this!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
In fact, every time we dine out on any restaurants, it always amazes me the expertise the Chefs and the Cooks have to offer as to their food arrangements, the science behind their proficiency. Thus, it always brings back my passion of being a professional cook one day! I may not be working in any reputable restaurants, but being a Chef for my own family alone makes my career worth living.
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Getting the degree in a culinary school would bring you to the next level in your career. It can definitely turn our love of food and sense of creativity into a means of lifetime support. We all aware that restaurant industry always has jobs, and we'll never go hungry, but passion and energy is needed to survive.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
We have bought loads of seeds and seedlings at the same time, and yet they are still too small to show off here and our garden itself! I will one day LOL! But here are among the plants and flowers we would be seeing in a few weeks time!
I've still got loads on unmentioned ones, just forgot the names...