Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Hangover

I wans't able to catch Hangover 2 in cinema. I heard it was a big hit in America. Buti na lang may file copy yung officemate ko kahit hindi HD, ayos!  

Syempre na-experience nyo na yung grabeng hangover 'yun bang when you wake up in the morning after a wild night and had this feeling that your head is gonna explode. There's nothing labeled as "hangover cure" but there has to be something out there to ease the headache, nausea, and overall sense of feeling like crap. suggests: 

The Best Ways to Ease a Hangover


H2O is a must. As you likely know from the frequent trips to the bathroom during a night of debauchery, alcohol is a diuretic and can cause dehydration.

Sports Drinks

"Even though the diuretic effect of alcohol may cause the body to lose some electrolytes, it's not so much that you need to replace them right away,"


Lots of people—hungover or not—use a cup of joe to wake up and feel alert at work. But a trip to Starbucks won't give you lasting benefits, and caffeine can both treat and cause headaches and migraines, so this one is a personal preference. If you do down a cup, be sure to drink water, too, since studies suggest caffeine causes dehydration.

Toast or Crackers

Remember when your mom gave you toast as a kid when you couldn't keep anything down? This is good advice for adults who've spent the night hugging the porcelain throne, too. While no food can halt the roller coaster in your stomach, carbs can help bring your blood sugar levels back up the morning after.

Greasy Food

What you eat after drinking doesn't matter—it's what you eat before all those Jagerbombs that can help lessen the pain the next day. Food helps slow the absorption of alcohol, and the longer it takes the alcohol to reach your blood stream, the longer it is until you become intoxicated.

Pain Medication

Ease a pounding head with a pill (or two, depending on the recommended dosage), but stick to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (or NSAIDs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen), not acetaminophen (Tylenol): "While it's OK for a headache, when combined with a liver that's working overtime to metabolize alcohol, it can cause liver damage or be deadly.


If you normally take a multi, go ahead, but no studies have found that any particular vitamins do anything for a hangover. And one night of intoxication isn't enough to throw off the levels of nutrients in your body to the point where you need to worry.


One drink—a 12-ounce beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of hard liquor—is metabolized by your body in about an hour, so the whole "sweat it out" theory is myth. At the same time, the endorphin release could boost your mood. And burning off a few calories may ease your guilt about how much you drank.


"There is no research that shows that sex will make a hangover go away, but maybe it will make the time go faster," says Joris C. Verster, Ph.D., assistant professor at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. "If it makes you happy, go for it."

The Best Cure: Prevention

You're a grown man, you know to drink responsibly. But just in case you forgot: Limit your drinks to about one every hour. Your body metabolizes each beer (or wine or shot) in about 60 to 75 minutes, Dr. Hall-Flavin says. Drink faster, and your blood alcohol level rises faster. Eat before you drink and follow Dr. Hall-Flavin's "I'll have a beer and a glass of water" rule when ordering—and drink the water, don't let it just sit on the table.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nature Trippin'

I witnessed how people in Puerto Princesa, Palawan maintain the discipline in taking care of their city and the environment that’s why it was named as the cleanest and greenest city in the country for the past years. I enjoyed the trip. It's nice to know the heritage and the rich culture of Palawan. Swabe ang mga pagkain! Problema lang sa laki ng region nila kapag sinabi nilang malapit lang, sa’tin kelangan pang sumakay para mapuntahan.

A candidate for the new 7 Wonder of Natures, the Subterranean Underground River is amazing. The rock formation under the cave is unbelievable.

Syempre patatalo ba ang beach nila, but I think the great beaches in Palawan are located in the northern part of the region like in El Nido and Coron

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I used to have 4-5 credit cards and I know that you know how it’s hard to maintain such cards especially kung sabay sabay dumating ang bill. It could be a mess if we don’t handle and manage our financial obligations in proper. The temptation to spend is always there. Masarap gumastos pero para sa di-kalakihang kinikita, patay ang delihensiya. So we better spend wisely at makinig sa konsensya!

Now I know my lesson. I cut down some of my credit cards at gamitin lang kung kinakailangan. says:

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Despite of the problems that our country is facing today, magkakaiba man ng pananaw at opinyon ng bawat mamamayan idagdag pa ang ilang political difficulties, we are still enjoying the privilege of having a democratic nation.

Sarap maging malaya.


The original Flag raised by President Emilio Aguinaldo in declaring the independence in 1898

The Philippine Declaration of Independence occurred on June 12, 1898 in Cavite II el Viejo (now Kawit), Cavite,Philippines. With the public reading of the Act of the Declaration of Independence, Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain, which had been recently defeated at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
The declaration, however, was neither recognized by the United States nor Spain. The Spanish government later ceded the Philippines to the United States in the 1898 Treaty of Paristhat ended the Spanish-American War. The United States finally recognized Philippine independence on July 4, 1946 in the Treaty of Manila.[1] July 4 was observed in the Philippines as Independence Day until August 4, 1964 when, upon the advice of historians and the urging of nationalists, PresidentDiosdado Macapagal signed into law Republic Act No. 4166 designating June 12 as the country's Independence Day.[2]June 12 had previously been observed as Flag Day and many government buildings are urged to display the Philippine Flag in their offices.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Say No

Tired of your demanding boss? 

Here’s How to Say No at Work

"People need to change their mindset about agreeing to everything," says Susan Newman, Ph.D., a social psychologist and the author of The Book of No. "By saying no, you can focus on your goals." Saying yes to everything can damage your reputation and hurt your career. "The expectation of assigning partners is that you will do a project thoroughly, and on time," says Cronin. "If you don't, you will get the reputation that you can't be trusted."

Take Time to Consider the Request
Determine how much time you'll need to deliver quality work, and how the assignment fits in to your existing workload. "In general before you say yes, you want to think strategically about what advantage doing something has for you," says Susan Newman, Ph.D.

 Offer an Alternative
While saying no, try to help the person who approached you about the task. Ask if you can contribute in a different way, or tackle the project at a later date.

Say No in Person
"E-mail messages can get misconstrued," says Newman. "The willingness that you express through your tone of voice cannot be read in an e-mail."

Avoid Details
Keep your explanation short and simple. By laying out your entire calendar, you run the risk that your boss will challenge the importance of other duties.

Consider the Consequences
Weigh the risks and benefits of every refusal, both personally and professionally. If you're the low man on the totem pole, you have less leverage when it comes to declining a request. As a more senior staffer, saying yes to one opportunity might get in the way of meeting your real professional goals, or make you feel exhausted and burned out.

Don't Respond with Self-Deprecation

The person making the request may respond with flattery, and not let you off the hook. Instead, lay out your current assignments.

Ask for Help Prioritizing

Explain that you have a real conflict and you're trying to resolve it. If a supervisor asks you to take on a project when you've already committed to something else, say, "I'd love to help you on this. I have X responsibility for partner Y on Tuesday. How much time can I have to get this project back to you?" Keep your explanation as simple as possible.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Vow

At this point ng aking simpleng buhay, settling down is part of the plan. Syempre may dream din ako to have my own family. Iba siguro yung drive kapag alam mong andyan yung inspirasyon mo sa bawat pagsisikap sa buhay.

My officemate is set to tie the knot this month. He’s actually compiling songs for their wedding ceremony and I once asked for any recommendation. Ayoko na siguro yung mga usual na wedding songs. I’m thinking of upbeat music, yung masaya.. yung walang iiyak.

Pero kung lalagay na’ko sa tahimik (sa magulo pala!) I need to make first the “paghingi ng kamay” on my fiancee’s parents. That I don’t know how. Maybe I’ll say it in a song na lang.

I found a perfect song for this (medyo senti nga lang). Ayos ang melody.


Marry Your Daughter (by Brian Mcknight)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Treat at Isabelo

We’ve been invited to dine at this restaurant called Isabelo somewhere in Marikina. At first, di mo aakalain na may resto the other side of that high brick wall since the establishment is in a residential area at nasa kanto ng medyo eskinita.

The place is nice and cozy. It’s like dining in a garden with mellow music in the background. I learned that it was the owner’s ancestral house and converted to a restaurant. Some collection items are displayed in the area as well as the family’s old photographs.

Pasado yung food nila, aprub!

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