Monday, November 3, 2008

Simple Things to Improve your Memory

While taking a short break from work, I decided to browse updates from Yahoo, and look what I've got from Shine from Yahoo.

Here are some things you can begin doing as soon as today to begin the great brain tune up:

Eat Almonds
Almond is believed to improve memory. If a combination of almond oil and milk is taken together before going to bed or after getting up at morning, it strengthens our memory power. Almond milk is prepared by crushing the almonds without the outer cover and adding water and sugar to it.

Drink Apple Juice
Research from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) indicates that apple juice increases the production of the essential neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain, resulting in an increased memory power.

Sleep well
Research indicates that the long-term memory is consolidated during sleep by replaying the images of the experiences of the day. These repeated playbacks program the subconscious mind to store these images and other related information.

Enjoy simple Pleasures
Stress drains our brainpower. A stress-ridden mind consumes much of our memory resources to leave us with a feeble mind. Make a habit to engage yourself in few simple pleasures everyday to dissolve stress from your mind. Some of these simple pleasures are good for your mind, body and soul.

Enjoy music you love
Play with your children
Appreciate others
Run few miles a day, bike or swim
...and here's more...

Start a blog

Play scrabble or crossword puzzle
Interact with others
Start a new hobby such as blogging, reading, painting, bird watching
Learn new skill or a foreign language
Practice Yoga or Meditation

See... blogging really helps boost our memory....

You can read the full article HERE

Monday, September 1, 2008

Tatay's Birthday

That's my unica hija and Tatay during the latter's birthday bash last Friday, August 29.
Belated Happy Birthday, Tatay!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Someone Special Online

Thanks, Mitch for valuing our online friendship. hope that we'll see each other soon.

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1. Copy from start to finish
2. This letter should be pass on to your closest friends online.
3. Add your name and URL blog HERE!! .

4. Get back to Me [WHENG] and leave a comment once you’ve passed on the letter. Will then visit your site to make sure your links are complete and proper.
5. To ensure everyone receives equal link benefit, UPDATE your list regularly!

It’s true I have never seen you
and we have never met,
Never shaken Hands or
even truly hugged and yet!
I know for sure you care for me
by the kindness that you give.
And our keyboards keep us
together doesn’t matter where we live.
So I give you this gift to
put a smile on your face
and to let you know in my
heart you have a special place.
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I'm passing this to my online buddies , as well. This poem is for you:
Ate Lena

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Freshen Up

Two weeks ago, I forgot to pull out a clean bath towel for the little girl before leaving the house. So, my sister decided to use this pink bath robe for her. It was gift from my officemate during her first birthday.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Need to Update

I need to write one to few posts in here to make it more updated tehee... I've been busy during the past few weeks. From the opening of classes until Hubby's departure last Tuesday (1st of July) for a year of overseas employment.

If you want to know the current events of Mama Weng's Life, just visit my main blog.

See Yah!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day is a celebration which started in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and to honor and remember all fathers. The date of its celebration varies worldwide and usually involves gift-giving to fathers and family-oriented activities. This year it will be celebrated on June 15th in most countries, including the Philippines.
My husband's experience of a first-time dad started on the day that we confirmed that I am pregnant. He accompanied me on my very first pre-natal check-up, bought my natal supplements, and even my first maternity dress. He has also withdrawn his overseas job application just to be with me and waited until lovely Yasmin Althea is born. He is hardworking and a good provider. We really appreciate everything that you do for our family. We love you so much, Papa!
On the other hand, I terribly miss my father right at this very moment. He passed away last March 13, 2000. I regret that I wasn't at his side during the last few years of his life. Nevertheless, I will always thank him for letting me experience a wonderful childhood, for the countless PTA meetings attended during my elementary and high school days, and for the values instilled in me and my siblings. Recounting the days, he was a conscientious farm worker then. I miss you, Papa Nolding!

To all the fathers out there, ADVANCE HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!

P.S. Special thanks to my friend, Lolit who sent the image used in this article.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Food Allergies

Has your child diagnosed with food allergy? How did you handle the situation?

My husband brought our daughter to the hospital yesterday due to food allergy. I was not at home for more than 8 hours, so I was not able to witness what really happened. Here is the story:

During lunch, the little girl had a serving of macaroni soup cooked by Nanay. She does not like tomato-based foods just like the Kalderata I prepared for them, so she chose to eat the macaroni soup. Then afterwards, Thea had her usual afternoon siesta. However, she woke up at around 3 p.m. with several red spots on her skin – one of the symptoms of allergy. Hubby decided to bring her to the nearby hospital wherein she was diagnosed with food allergy. The doctor gave her an anti-allergy injection, prescribed a 5-day medication (Iterax), and provided us list of foods that are not allowed for food allergy sufferers. When I came home, the allergies are gone.

Based on the online research I made a while ago, the most common food allergies are allergy from milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, seafood, shellfish, soy and wheat.

Lesson learned: We, parents, should be wary about food allergens, food labels, and the symptoms of food allergic reactions.


Letting her pose before the camera is easier said than done. If you are the one taking the picture, you should be extra patient or else…(hehe). Like what happened when these photos were taken.

future call center agent?

show your teeth, show your "big" sungglasses :)

"framed" show-your-teeth-smile

Thea and Tita Cel

Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Friends Around the World" Tag

I snagged this tag from an online buddy, Amore.

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1. Copy from ::Start Copy Here:: through ::End Copy Here::.
2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. Just make sure to post this to each of the blog you added in the list.
3. Tag other online friends you know.You don’t need to be tag in order to join. If you want to join just post this one in your blog.
4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list.That way, everyone is happy and can meet new friends too!
5. Come back once in a while to get the master list! Let’s see how this makes our Technorati and PR goes up!
6. DO NOT REMOVE THIS: scrap page made by Yen. Using alphas and tapes from Kate H., flowers from Ida,paper by Catrine.

1. Me and Mine 2.Creative In Me 3.Little Peanut 4. Pea in a Pod 5. Sugar Magnolias 6.Because Life Is Fun 7. Piece o’Kaje 8. Mon a Bric 9. Celebrate Life 10.My Journey11. Deeply In Love 12. Pink and Brown Diaries 13. Happyheart 14. Wilstop 15. FunFierceFab 16. Nita’s Random Thoughts 17. Nita’s Corner 18. Thomas Web Links 19. Thomas Travel Tales 20. Make Money Online 21. Great Finds and Deals 22. PRC Board Exam Results 24. My Wandering Thoughts 25. Nita’s Ramblings 26. Just Me.. Eds 27. Etc Atbp 28. When Silence Speaks 29. Juliana’s Lair 30. Juliana’s World 31. Juliana’s Library 32. Blessed Chic 33. Can of Thoughts 34. Hailey’s Domain 35. Hailey’s Beats and Bits 36. ISL family 37. Arbitrary Thoughts 38. D’ Cooking Mudra 39. My Big Picture 40. Dancing in Midlife Tune 41. Blessings In Life 42. My Colorful World 43. Dare to Blog 44. Life Realities 45. WebGeek Journal DotNet 46. WebGeek Journal 47. Let’s Travel Philippines 49. MY DAILY THOUGHTS AND MOODS 50. A Sweet Taste Of Life 51. My Life in this Wonderful World! 52. Denz Techtronics 53. Denz Recreational 54. Surviving Deplyoment 55. Ester’s Raptured Dreams 56. Nipa Hut 57.Picture Clusters 58. My Wanderings 59.Maiylah’s Snippets 60. EuLehKulit 61. Life Quest 61.Being a wife. Being a Mom. 62. MoMie SPace 63.Woman Xplore 64. PinayWAHM 65. Agring’s Simply Digital 66. Agring’s Home & Garden 67. Agring’s Homecooking & Baking 68. Agring’s Electronics & Entertainments 69. Scrap Addict Sundays 70. Mommy Talks 71. Aggie Scraps 72.Teacher’s Corner 73. My Drift 74. lancernews 75. My so called Life 76. See Me for what You Will… 77. 78. 79. All about Mye life 80. Everything has a Reason 81. Life’s Impression 82. Some Thoughts I have 83. Life’s Lessons 84. Conciously Think 85. Geekyology 86. BOTH SIDES NOW 88. Happy Life 89. Blessed Sanctuary 90.Confessions of an Army Life 91. moms..... check nyo 92. Mommy's Little Corner 93. Wanna Be SuperModel 94. Gandacious 95. Jo-Jo's Place 96.My Quiet Zone 97. Proud PINAY 98. 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Anything and Everything in Between 143. from here and beyond 144. The Nameless Blog 145. Exploring Asia 146. Malaya 147. Swan Portraits 148. BUSYNESSWORLD 149. Sprawt 150. Thinking Consciously? 151. BLOGSILOG 152. Cherry’s Comfort Zone 153. DigiScrapz: Captured Memories 154. Buzzy Me 155. Thinking Out Loud 156. Wishing and Hoping 157. Jobs for Davao 158. Jobs for Cebu 159. Filipino Jobs Abroad 160. PRC Board Exam Results 161. Nakedminds 162. Personal 163. Interesting 164. squeeshies 165. Shenzee's World 166. Geekyology 167. Swanportraits 168. Rumination Under the Clouds 169. In My Home by Ria aka Msculit 170. It’s my Party (and I’ll cry if I want to…) by Ria aka Msculit 171. Malaya 172. Cheese: Jherson84 173. Beans: Jherson 174. EP Treasures 175. Republic of A 176. Nora's Family Treasures 177. Points of View (Discussion Blog) 178. Gala Tayo! 179. Lucky Peso 180. Buhay Pinoy 181. Pinay Mommy's Love Blog 182. MOMEMO 183. OnlineBiz and Resources 184. Lourdes' Mia 185. Pinay Mommy's DigiScrap and Musings in Life 186. Pinay Mommy Online 187. 'nna 188. My Sweet Escape 189. The Next Chapter 190. Painted Life 191. Petty Ramblings of a Petty Queen 192. The Real Deal 193. My Beautiful Life 194. Berry Blog 195. A Tsinay Blog 196. A Celebration of Life 197. My everything. 198. Gamay and Dako Adventures 199. Ester's Daily Thoughts 200. Choc Mint Girl 201. I AM KCAT 202. RanZ-Goodies 203. RanZ-Famous 204. A Time to Weep and a Time to Laugh 205. Surviving the Circus of Life 206. The Nook207. Allen'Wifey 208. Fern's Backyard 209. Amor’s Blog - My Place in Cyberspace 210. The Other Side of Me 211. Stylishbabe111407 212. The Inner Shopper 213. TheGeneralInfoBlog 214. my angels world 215. Pinoy Raket Online 216. My Life 217. BloggingInMyPyjamas 218. Baby Shern 219. Mariel 220. So Real 221. Okay, I am Arms and this is my blog 222.Lucid Creativity 223. Read my Mind 224.A Simple Life 225. My debt blog 226.1stopmom’s blog 227.Mommy Gamer 228. 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Note from the creator of this tag: Please NOTE that you are not allowed to change the “HERE” in number 4 to your own blog url. I am making this so that everyone can enjoy the benefit of higher technorati rank and who knows more PR!

I'm tagging everyone on my list. Please join the fun!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Thank You

Thank you Papa. Not only for the chocolate cake and the shoes but most of all the gift of LOVE you've been giving me all these years...

I am looking forward to the next ocassion on August 20 - our 3rd wedding anniversary.

I love you so much!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Another Birthday Present!

Aside from Dora the Explorer Wooden Puzzle, Dora Slippers and a Mickey Mouse Drawing Board that we gave during her 2nd birthday, Thea got another present yesterday. Her Tito Jojo and Tita Joy (both working in Qatar) sent a package of various goodies including their gift to my little girl. It is a VSmile Learning System by Vtech. It is an educational gadget with a bunch of developmental benefits for babies aged 9-36 months. We tried it last night and she really enjoyed playing with it.

Thank you so much, Tito Jojo and Tita Joy and Ate Arlyn too...

(photos from and

Sunday, May 4, 2008

What Language Should You Learn?

I was tagged by Crissy
You Should Learn Spanish

For you, learning a language is about career advancement and communication.Knowing Spanish will bring you tons of possibilities for jobs and travel. Bárbaro!

What Language Should You Learn?

I'm tagging Raine, Ann, and Gagay.

Mom Goes Back to School

Yes, I will be going back to school this coming June. In fact, the series of workshops for the preparatory courses started yesterday. It will be conducted for six (6) consecutive Sundays and will cover topics such as General Management, Marketing, Accounting, etc.

This new stage in the never-ending pursuit of knowledge is a great challenge. A graduate study entails a lot of self-discipline and hard work. I have to balance my religious obligation, responsibilities at home, my job and my studies. I am grateful to have a supportive husband who is always been there in all my endeavors and a smart daughter who constantly brightens up my day. I love you both, mwuah!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kid's Tag

I've been tagged by IdealPinkRose and Desperate Blogger on my Uncomplicated blog. I just want to post my answer here.

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1. Answer the Kid’s Question by Gregory Stock, PH.D. Remember: Don’t respond as you think others want you to. Respond the way you actually feel!
2. Add your name (linked to your blog)
3. Tag everybody else!
Kid’s Question #1
If you were the ruler of the world and you could have anything you wanted as well as have people do anything you wanted, do you think you would get greedy and mean or would you be a good and fair ruler?
Please answer the question and put your name and link after.
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My Answer:
If I would be given a chance to be the ruler of the world, I think I would govern fairly and teach everyone to be reasonable and honest too. I would instill proper values to all people to make this world a peaceful one. Likewise, I will give utmost attention in caring for the environment.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Snapshots of a Future Swimming Champ

We had our annual out-of-town summer vacation last April 7, 2008 in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija. We used to travel in different parts of Luzon during this season even when I was single, few years back. We have toured Bagiuo, La Union, Tarlac and Pampanga, visited in numerous private resorts in Los Baños Laguna, and went back to my hometown (Irosin, Sorsogon). But the Cabanatuan trip was one of my best summer adventures so far.

My daughter really enjoyed dipping in the pool... Here are some of her photos:

Yasmin Althea - the future swimming champ :)

another one...

borrowed Tita Cel's sunglasses...

Click here for more photos.

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Birth of my New Blog

Today is Tuesday, April 15, 2007. I've been thinking of creating a new blog and this is it...As the title suggests this blog will focus on my everyday life with my loving husband Mel and beautiful daughter Yasmin Althea or Thea, as we fondly call her.