Menu Monday


Tortang Talong
Monggo Guisado (leftover)
(Fried Chicken standby for the kids)

Chicken Sopas


It’s the husband’s birthday!

Daing na Bangus

Wish me luck!

Explanation of Tai Chi and How to Start

Tai chi in Austin, TX, is a great way to improve your health and to meditate while you are moving. Tai chi has been translated or interpreted as an all-encompassing exercise. The chi, or life force, is what provides us with energy and health. In China, many years ago, a doctor was paid for all his patients he wasn’t treating. If anyone in his jurisdiction was sick, he didn’t get paid for their portion. Chinese medicine teaches that when the chi is blocked, sickness, disease, and pain are usually the result. In these teachings is the belief that your joints are the gates that chi flows through. The deep breathing, combined with the gentle approach, the swaying movements, and the focus of the mind on what the body is doing, will relieve tension in these gate areas and open the joints so the chi can move freely through them.

Tai Chi Practice

People of all ages and in all levels of physical condition will benefit from a tai chi practice. If you have never participated in a class or group session of tai chi and don’t know anything about it, it is highly recommended that you find a qualified instructor to teach you the basics of tai chi and to get you started off on the right foot, so to speak. You can ask the instructor about their credentials and their experience. They may offer a free first class for you to try them out and see if their style is something you might be comfortable with. Besides there being many types of tai chi, there are also many styles, depending who is teaching and what type they are teaching. The key is to find an instructor who teaches a type you like and in a style that you’re comfortable with. Taking a class for tai chi in Austin, TX, will start you on the road to feeling better, developing more flexibility, healing, less pain, and a greater connection of your body to your mind and vice versa. Making tai chi a daily practice can change your life in a very positive way.

Reasons to See a Chiropractor

You might need the services of Columbus chiropractors more than you think. There are several instances where they are the only ones who can provide solutions to your health problems. Chiropractors treat individuals suffering from spine, neck, and limb pain.

Here are some of them:

Back and Neck Pain

Chiropractors employ a wide variety of techniques designed to eliminate pain in the neck, upper back, and lower back. They believe that spinal misalignments can cause the nervous system to function improperly, sending the wrong signals to different parts of the body and causing a host of ailments. Their methods promote structural wellness, so they’ll strive to not only do away with your discomfort, but also to enhance your overall wellbeing.

Pain, Numbness, or Tingling

The treatment of issues in extremities, such as the hands, feet, hips, and shoulders, has always been a major part of chiropractic care. A chiropractor will attempt to ease pressure on the affected nerves, preventing the need for surgery or strong medications.

Stress Relief

A professional chiropractic examination will assess the health of your nervous system to find out what’s wrong, and your chiropractor will subsequently attempt to restore your body’s balance. Many patients report reduced stress levels and increased energy after achieving proper spinal health.

What is great about getting treatment from chiropractors is that they reduce the need for pain medications and even prevent surgery.

When choosing a chiropractor, make sure you have talked to him in detail about your expectations and ask about anything that worries you or things you would like to know more about. Most chiropractors are popular for people who is suffering from sports injuries or those who are trying to recover from an accident. In fact, six to 12 percent of the American population sees a chiropractor each year! People have been slowly going back to holistic treatments or the natural method of healing.

Choosing Tiles for Your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the busiest areas in the your home and one area that can have several different kinds of tiles. Choosing and shopping for tiles at Mainland Tile can be overwhelming and challenging. However, you need to remember that aside from aesthetics and design, tiles have different applications. For example, glossy tiles should not be used on the floor as they are not made for walking.

Decide Where it Will Be Installed
According to Freshome, there are many areas in the kitchen where you can use tiles – as a backsplash, countertop and even the kitchen floor.

Know Certain Differences Between Tile Types
Tiles for the kitchen can range from quarry, stone, cork, vinyl, bamboo, ceramic, porcelain and glass. Vinyl, cork and bamboo tiles are most commonly used in flooring. Quarry, ceramic, and porcelain are often chosen to be used for counters and floors. Glass tile is commonly reserved for walls and backsplashes.

Decide on Your Budget
Tiles can be inexpensive and expensive at the same time. You need to decide on how much you are willing to spend and be aware of the prices before envisioning what you have in your head. For example, linoleum tiles are inexpensive but custom-designed ceramic tiles aren’t. You can mix and match them so you can fall within your budget. Stores help you estimate these kinds of budget concerns.

Design Tip: You can mix an inexpensive ceramic backsplash tile with either stone or glass. You can use stone or glass mosaics, cut them into strips and add them to your backsplash design.

Consider your family’s lifestyle
For example, if you have small children, you need to choose a floor tile that is durable and non-slippery, able to withstand heavy traffic, spills, pets (if you have one) and constant cleaning. You should also consider how much of an upkeep to maintain it (whether it needs to be waxed or mopped every now and then). If you choose a wall tile for a floor the coefficient of friction (COF) will be too low, which in turn means it’s too slippery for walking. Instead choose floor tile that has a slight raised pattern, or texture to it to allow for a safer kitchen floor.

For kitchen countertops, consider maintenance and durability. You might be wise to get tiles that don’t easily crack. For example, ceramic tiles are durable and can hold up hear from cooking pans, easy to clean as well. A downside is that its surface is uneven making it crack or chip easily than others.

Why Detox/Juicing Is Good for You

“A detox is an internal cleanse that helps you to eliminate toxins and waste from your body. The older we get, the slower our system becomes. This is not a natural side effect of the aging process, rather, it is a result of an accumulation
of toxins and waste products. By removing the waste from your body, you give it the opportunity to return to its natural state of health and well-being!”- The Nutrition Mom

I have been trying to save a little so I can afford a one-day cleanse from Juju Cleanse. They dont deliver to my area so logistics is another challenge. But I promise myself I will try them out for at least a day before the year ends. Maybe instead of buying 1/4″ shelf support things for my beading hobby, I’d save it for this!

Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino Coffee Drinks

Since I live in the boondoks and crave for coffee every single day, I wonder if these actually taste like what I can order from a barista in Starbucks.

Starbucks Frappuccino Mocha Coffee Drink Starbuck's Frappuccino Coffee Drink, Mocha Lite

Mmmmocha. The word itself is music to your mouth. But how does it taste, you ask? In a word… Magnificent. (And we’re not just saying that.) How else would our luscious, lowfat blend of Starbucks® coffee, real milk and rich, chocolaty Mocha taste? We’ll even let you in on a little secret: it only gets better when you chill it or pour it over ice. When you have to have your chocolate, make it Mocha. Every time.

Mocha Lite
What do you get when you mix the one-of-a-kind taste of Starbucks® coffee, real milk and luscious, chocolaty Mocha? Bottled euphoria. What don’t you get? One third of the calories you’ll find in Mocha bottled Frappuccino®. And though this creamy treat is even lighter than our lowfat original, the great taste of Mocha still shines through. What’s not to love about going Lite?

I hope the Lite version is really smaller in calories since whipped cream is alone about 400 calories already.

The pros

  • Low in fat.
  • Good mixture of coffee and cream.
  • Not as bitter as the Doubleshot Expresso and Cream.
  • Taste better than average.

The cons

  • Energy does not last long.
  • The bitter aftertaste may bother some people.
  • Has no dietary fiber, vitamin C and A.

Starbucks Frappuccino Nutrition Facts (serving size – 9.5 fl. oz.)

  • Calories: 200
  • Total Fat: 3 g – 5%
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg – 5%
  • Sodium: 100 mg – 4%
  • Total Carbs: 37g – 12%
  • Sugars: 32g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Calcium: 20%

Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet – Servings per container:1

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What would you wear on a night out to a casino?

casino outfits

Casinos have become a popular way to enjoy the nightlife of various world cities. Many of these gambling venues also include restaurants and nightclubs which can provide a whole evening of fun. While most casinos do prefer a smart casual form of dress, their restaurants may be a bit formal. Therefore when planning for an evening out on the town, consider this fact when selecting your outfit for the evening. You don’t want to be underdressed as it could make for an uncomfortable feeling. Additionally, some casinos and restaurants may refuse you service. If you aren’t up to putting your smartest clothes on it might be an idea to use an online casino such as Gaming Club instead.

Smart casual is also known in some circles as business casual. This particular style of dress is fine balance between casual clothing and smart clothing items. Of all the garments, only one should be casual. By wearing smart casual clothing, women can look terrific while being comfortably dressed.

Jeans are even an option when putting together a smart casual outfit. To make jeans work, this should be your only casual garment within the entire ensemble. Jeans should be free from rips, holes and tears. Generally, darker jeans are a better choice. Avoid wearing overly washed jeans that are light in colour. The cut of the jean really doesn’t matter. They can be skinny jeans, boot cut, bell bottoms or straight legs.

If you don’t want to wear jeans to the casino, there are other casual slacks that also work well. For instance, you could consider wearing khaki chinos. These look excellent to wear to the casino. Other casual slacks such as corduroys make ideal slacks for creating a smart casual look. Dress slacks are also another option. If you wear dressier slacks then perhaps the top you select can be a bit more casual. Just remember the key is to keep the casual pieces down to one.

Fabulous mother of the bride dress

To attend a wedding is a significant event for me. That is why if I were invited in a wedding, I make sure that I am presenting myself well especially if I have a role to play during the ceremony. In terms on dresses, I have noticed that a number of mother’s bride find it difficult what to wear for this event.  It can be daunting to find a fabulous , but with DressFirst, you can get what you are looking for!


Take a look at the following to acquire the dress that goes well with her personal style:

  • A-Line/Princess Sweetheart Floor-Length Chiffon Mother of the Bride Dress With Ruffle Beading (US$ 151.99)

This dress features a sweetheart neckline that proposes youthful look to mother’s age. The intricate designs of the beadings embellishments with the ruffles that wrap down her body can pamper herself pretty on the special day. This lengthy chiffon dress calmly touches the floor.

  • A-Line/Princess Off-the-Shoulder Floor-Length Chiffon Tulle Charmeuse Mother of the Bride Dress With Lace Beading Sequins (US$ 152.99)

Your mother will look captivating on your wedding day with this well-designed dress. This Mother of the bride dress offers a glamorous gaze for the wedding event. Its sequins top and laces promotes luxurious look to the wearer. This made of chiffon, tulle, charmeuse long-length dress will surely makes her fabulous throughout the day!

  • Mermaid Sweetheart Floor-Length Taffeta Mother of the Bride Dress With Ruffle Beading (US$ 157.99)

This taffeta-made mermaid floor-length dress flows flawlessly to a decadent sweep train. Its ruffled sweetheart neckline can make her look splendid, while the chic bodice beautifies the waist.

It’s time for your proud mother to shine in your wedding day too, and a Mother of the bride dress from the DressFirst will make her splendid.