Friday, June 26, 2009

Khim's Thoughts 17: Missing VAYIE

As the door of the elevator opened this morning upon reaching our floor at TCC, I saw Vayie. I hugged her tightly as I missed her a lot. Of course, Tetay and Jen missed her too. Sila ni Tin, miss namin talaga. I can't see any traces of haggardness and regrets on her face. I wanted to ask her to stay in order for us to have a "kwentuhan session" kahit saglit lang but I know she's tired and kailangan niya umuwi agad. I was so happy to see her as in. Dami ko nami-miss sa kanya. As you all know "ATE" image ang tingin ko sa kanya eh. Super nung pagpasok ko sa locker andun si Jen, sabi ko nakita ko si Vayie then hindi ko na napigilan, napaiyak na ako. Maybe kasi nga naging mabuti syang tao sa akin and naging kaibigan ko sya. Ala syang kaplastikan sa katawan and talagang pag sinasabihan niya ako, I know it come from the heart. Namiss ko lng talaga sya ng sobra kaya siguro napaiyak ako. Until now gusto ko pa din syang kasama dito sa work pero alam mo ko naman na mas masaya na sya dun. Jen, comforted me and hugged me. Sabi niya tama na daw. Sabi ko naman "Masaya na sya dun". Ok na ako na nakita ko sya na masaya."

Inggit ako sa kanya kasi nakaalis na sya dito. Ako gustuhin ko mang umalis kelangan ko muna magtiis kasi Roj and I have some financial obligation pa and we need to save a lot. Vayie, I know that you're happy now. Masaya kami lahat dito na makita na OK ka na dyan. I have a lot of fun moments and memories with you and I will always keep it here with me.

Goodluck sayo dyan and MIss kita!!!

Miss you VAYIE, miss ko din ung maganda mong butt!!hehehe!! sexy ka eh!!Godbless!!! Love you!!!

ABC's of Beauty and Wellness 2: ANTIOXIDANTS

The next "A" stands for Anti-oxidants. They are the hottest stars on the health horizon. They have anti-aging benefits by prventing free radicals damage to your body's cells. A combination of the anti-oxidants A,C,E, Selenium and Manganese should do the trick.

With the help of google I found this site that has a list of the TOP 10 foods that are rich in Antioxidants and I want to share it with you.



Few fruits have quite the provocative allure, the fragile charm or the nutrients of berries. They're full of fiber, minerals and vitamins, and loaded with healing antioxidants. Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are rich in proanthocyanidins, antioxidants that can help prevent cancer and heart disease. Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries contain ellagic acid, a plant compound that combats carcinogens. Blueberries also appear to delay the onset of age-related loss of cognitive function.

Quick Tips: Stir raspberries into vanilla yogurt, add whole blueberries to salads, or dress up sliced strawberries with a little honey, balsamic vinegar and black pepper.


Maybe you never listened when Mom said, "Eat your broccoli." So listen now. Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, can help prevent cancer and ward off heart disease. Cruciferous vegetables contain a compound called indole-3-carbinol (I3C - a potent antioxidant that breaks down estrogen in the body) that reduces the risk of breast cancer and other estrogen-sensitive cancers, like cancer of the ovaries and cervix. Other studies have shown that broccoli can help fight cervical dysplasia, a precancerous condition. Broccoli also contains other protective constituents like beta-carotene, which can help prevent cancer and heart disease.

Quick Tips: Wrap cooked, chilled broccoli with roasted pepper strips, or toss steamed broccoli with olive oil, chopped black olives and crushed red pepper flakes.


Tomatoes are fast becoming one of our favorite modern foods, and for good reason -- they can ward off certain kinds of cancer, prevent macular degeneration and cataracts, and help maintain mental function as we age. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a relatively rare member of the carotenoid family, also found in pink grapefruit and twice as powerful as beta-carotene. Studies have shown that men who eat more tomatoes or tomato sauce have significantly lower rates of prostate cancer. Other studies suggest lycopene can help prevent lung, colon and breast cancers. Tomatoes also contain the antioxidant glutathione, which helps boost immune function. Note: cooked tomatoes are preferable, since heat allows more desirable antioxidants in tomatoes to be made available to the body. And because lycopene is fat-soluble, eating tomatoes with oil can improve absorption.

Quick Tips: Add minced sundried tomatoes to mashed potatoes, or toss Roma tomatoes with chopped fresh basil and olive oil and serve over pasta.


A little red wine can keep your heart beating longer and stronger. Why? Mostly because of substances called resveratrol and quercetin found in red grapes. These potent antioxidants boost heart health by acting as free-radical scavengers, reducing platelet aggregation and helping blood vessels remain open and flexible. Resveratrol can also protect against cancer and reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases, gastric ulcers, stroke and even osteoporosis.

Quick Tips: Snack on frozen red grapes for a sweet treat, or heat organic red wine with cinnamon sticks and a few whole cloves.


The "stinking rose," perhaps the world's oldest known medicinal and culinary herb, is packed with antioxidants that can help fend off cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging. The sulfur compounds that give garlic its pungent odor are thought to be responsible for its healing benefits. Studies have shown that garlic keeps the heart healthy by lowering cholesterol levels, reducing blood pressure, fighting free radicals and keeping blood from clotting. Other studies suggest that eating garlic regularly can help prevent cancer. It also has potent anti-fungal properties and can help treat asthma and yeast infections.

Quick Tips: Roast whole heads of garlic until soft, and spread on warm baguette slices or puree roasted peppers with garlic for a fast sauce.


Popeye may have thought eating spinach gave him strength, but it also allowed him to hit a nutritional jackpot. Because lutein (an antioxidant found in spinach) is the main pigment in the macula - the region of maximum visual sensitivity - it can help protect your vision. Studies have shown that people who eat spinach are less likely to develop cataracts and macular degeneration, the two most common causes of vision loss. Lutein appears to work by shielding the retina from sun damage and fighting free radicals that can harm the eyes. Some preliminary studies have suggested that lutein can also help prevent heart disease.

Quick Tips: Stir chopped, fresh spinach and crushed walnuts into steamed brown rice, or lightly wilt baby spinach leaves and toss with olive oil.

7.) TEA

The most frequently consumed beverage in the world may also be one of the best ways to prevent a number of degenerative diseases. Tea has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other diseases. It was originally thought that green tea had more antioxidants than black tea, but recent studies suggest that they are equally beneficial. The catechins in green tea are oxidized in the manufacturing process of black tea, forming free-radical fighting theaflavins.

Quick Tips: Poach salmon in an infusion of green tea and ginger. Or boil soba noodles in green tea and toss with sesame seeds and a dash of toasted sesame oil.


Carrots are loaded with a potent antioxidant called beta-carotene, a member of the healing family of carotenoids. Also found in beets, sweet potatoes and other yellow-orange vegetables, beta-carotene provides protection against: cancer, especially lung, bladder, breast, esophageal and stomach cancers; heart disease, and the progression of arthritis by as much as 70 percent. Note: Cooked carrots have considerably higher levels of antioxidants than uncooked, probably because heat breaks down the active compounds and makes them more available.

Quick Tips: Puree cooked carrots with low-fat chicken broth, rosemary and a dash of cream, or steam whole baby carrots and toss with nutmeg, honey and a little butter.

9.) SOY

The enduring favorite of health-foods aficionados, soy can help prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, ward off osteoporosis and lessen the effects of menopause. Most of the health benefits of soy have been attributed to its content of Genistein and other isoflavones, which resemble natural estrogens in the body. Studies have shown that Genistein can help prevent breast, colon and prostate cancers. Additionally, soy can reduce both overall cholesterol levels and LDL (low-density lipoprotein or "bad") cholesterol levels, without affecting the levels of beneficial HDL. Soy can also prevent osteoporosis and help alleviate the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes.

Quick Tips: Add cubed tempeh to pasta sauce, spread soy butter on a whole-wheat pita instead of peanut butter or toss soy sprouts on a salad or in stir-fry dishes.


Your morning bowl of cereal may be a more potent source of phytochemicals than you think -- as long as it's whole-grain variety. Vitamin E in grains is a potent antioxidant that plays a role in preventing cancer, especially prostate cancer. Other studies have found that it can boost immunity, slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, treat and possibly prevent arthritis, prevent sunburn and treat male infertility. Grains are also rich in phytic acid, known as IP-6, a potent antioxidant that can help protect against breast, colon and liver cancers.

Quick Tips: Combine cooked bulgur wheat with chopped parsley, scallions and olive oil, or add raisins, dried apricots and minced basil to brown rice.

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Khim says: Better start taking foods that are rich in antioxidants as it will benefit us a lot. Free radicals are being form inside our body when our system breaks down the food that we consume. Free radicals can led us to a cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many health problems. So better take foods rich in Antioxidants in order to fight free radicals. Stay Healthy and Be Happy!!!

Treat yourself to some Personal Time 2: Stretching

Last week, I tried to sleep outdoors and it was so relaxing. I asked my Tatay to place the hammock at our backyard in order for me to relax a bit. At first di ako matutulog dapat but then as soon na dumampi ung likod ko sa hammock at sa sobrang sarap at relaxing ng hangin sa Tagaytay nakatulog ako ng bonggang bongga. hehehe. I slept for almost 5 hours. hehehe. It's a little reward for myself kasi naman I'm super busy this past few days doing a lot of wedding preps and research. I recommend you to try sleeping outdoors sobrang presko!!!

For now, Here's my share for this week's Have fun!

Do a one minute strecth, put your arms over your head and reach for the sky for 5 seconds. Next put your arms over your chest as if you're hugging yourself tightly for another 5 seconds.

While standing, try to touch your toes with knee only slightly bend. You can also do trunk twist - face your whole upper body to the right side but letting your lower body face forward. Do on the other side.

Khim says: I did it this morning. I haven't done this for ages. Yes, hindi ako mahilig mag stretch at mag exercise. Pero kanina, super natuwa ako kasi nababanat ang mga buto ko kahit papaano. Healthy din naman na mag exercise di ba? So why not start it today!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

ABC's of Beauty and Wellness 1: Anger

Last week, I went to National Bookstore in order to buy a Nicholas Sparks book but then I just can't decide which novel will I buy kasi naman I want to have all of them. hehehe. I just decided to asked Jen if I can borrow a book from her so makaksave naman ako. hehehe. Sabi niya John Grisham daw ung nasa sa kanya so sabi ko cge I'll try na din. I promise to read at least 1 or 2 books a month di ba? It's included on the 27 things that I'll do this year. Para naman balance ang non fiction at fiction books na binabasa ko. Jen, agreed to lend me 2 books pero John Grisham and I'm starting reading the first book. I just love it!!! Thanks Jen, for sharing it to me.

Anyways, back to the main topic, I decided to stay at the store for 5 minutes in order to check if I can find something that will caught my interest. After 2 or 3 minutes I found this booklet written by Cory Quirino entittled "ABC's of Beauty and Wellness". I started on checking the contents and I decided to buy as I am pretty sure that I can get a lot of information from it. The booklet is a collection of the back-to-basics tips on how we can have a sexier form and healthier frame of mind- "POSITIVE THINKING".

For this week the First "A" on my list stands for "ANGER"

Cory says that we should avoid ANGER! Studies shows that quick-tempered persons are more prone to strokes and heart attacks than slow-to-anger folks. If you feel you're on the verge of blowing your top, slowly count one to ten first.

Khim says: Hindi naman ako lagi nagagalit but just in case magalit ako, I'll remember this one. I should count from 1-10 maybe in order to relax a bit. Good point, ayoko mag ka wrinkles ng ganito kaaga. hahaha. I'll try to post another one next week. Yan, 2 na aabangan nyo. Yung personal time saka toh!!! hehehe.

Time to sleep!!! Good night world!!!

Treat yourself to some PERSONAL TIME 1: A Nap Outdoors

When was the last time you took a nap outdoors? Do you have a hammock or a mat? Be sure the place is secure and that you will have undisturbed slumber. Pick a brezzy spot.

Khim saya: I'm going to try this over the weekend. I'm going to Tagaytay on Saturday after the church service. wheeew... You can also try this one. Reward yourself in your own little way. Try to take a quiet nap with nature!

Khim's Thoughts 16: Busy Blogger

I have a lots of new entry for this week and hopefully I can post all of them these weekend. Good thing I filed for a vacation leave for 2 days then followed by my restday. Just a quick review, last Sunday I attended Kookoo and Heart's wedding and I'm also starting my entry about their wedding. Last June 7, 2009, Jagger got married too. wheew. Eventhough, I din't attend the said event, I will also post an entry about Jagger and Rey's wedding.

Ang dami talagang happenings over the weekend. Also, last Saturday, one day before Kookoo and Heart's wedding day I attended Nene's despidida pary. As of this moment baka pasakay na sya ng eroplano. Kanina lang I was just in tears as we exchanged texts. Tinawagan ko sya early in the morning ang super nag iyakan lang kami. Hay, kakalungkot punta sya U.S at ngayon pa lang nami-miss ko na sya. Pero, happy din kami on the other hand kasi makakasama na niya ang husband niya.

So much for the review..hehehe. I'll post all of them these weekend. Just give me until Tuesday para mapost ko lahat yan. hehehe.

For now, I have something new dito sa blog ko and it's called PERSONAL TIME. I bought this from Papelmeroti and I decided to share this to you every week. It's a box full of small cards inside, written on the cards are some suggestion on how you can spend some of your personal time. In the box it says: "STEAL A TRANQUIL MOMENT OR TWO IN YOUR DAY BY PICKING ONE CARD- EACH HAS AN UPLIFTING IDEA TO CHASE THE BLAHS OR BLUES AWAY." Let's start it this week!!!

Hope You'll also enjoy this activity!!!

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