Monday, October 20, 2008

Strategies for Tough Times

- 5 Steps to Financial Future

ONLY SPEND $ $ ON NECESSITIES !

- VALUE WHO YOU ARE BY YOUR ACTIONS . . .NOT BY WHAT YOU BUY/HAVE !

- PAY DOWN YOUR CREDIT CARDS !

- STOP SPENDING WHAT YOU DO NOT HAVE !

- LIVE A QUALITY & VALUED LIFE .....not one on credit !

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Best Friends!

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Call from the future!!!

Did you experienced a call from the future? It's really strange to received misscalls from the future. Not only once but twice! The first misscall was dated May 2, 2009 and its call time is 7:45 PM. The second misscall I received was dated May 2, 2009 and time was 6:30 PM. The number that calls me was my husband's office phone. Actually the date was my Mama's birthday. Do you have any idea what the calls means. I'm just curious to know. Hoping somebody can tell me the meaning of this call from the future.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Do You Know How To Escape A House Fire?

Questions:

1. Family members should decide on what long in advance before a fire even hits?

a. Where the ladder should go.
b. What's the best plan for escape.
c. Where to put the smoke alarms.
d. Where the fire hydrant is located.
e. What window to jump out of.

2.There should be how many routes in an escape plan?

a. 4
b. 6
c. 2
d. 3
e. 1

3.If you are in a fire you should do what if you see smoke?

a. Drop on hands and knees and crawl to the nearest exit.
b. Run to the closest door.
c. Slam all the doors closed.
d. Jump out of a window.
e. Yell for help.

4.After you escape the fire what should you do.

a. Go the meeting place that you and your family have planned.
b. Find the firefighters and your neighbors.
c. Re-enter the building now that it looks OK.
d. Locate the fire hydrant.
e. Call relatives.

5.How should you exit so that you are safe from a burning building?

a. Jump from upper floors.
b. Use the elevator.
c. Study exits before a fire strikes.
d. Throw a sheet out of the window and climb down.
e. Go to an adjacent roof and wait for rescue.


Answers:

1. What's the best plan for escape.

2. 2 (Each member of the family should know how to get safely outside by at least 2 routes.)

3. Drop on hands and knees and crawl to the nearest exit.

4. Go the meeting place that you and your family have planned. (Establish a safe meeting place away from the house. It prevents family members from searching for one another or re-entering the building.)

5. Study exits before a fire strikes. (Explore the building beforehand so that every exit is familiar. If a hallway becomes smoke-filled, memory can help in finding the exits.)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fire Safety Tips For Your Home

Every household needs a smoke detector outside of each sleeping area and also on every level of the house, including the basement. Test smoke detectors once a month -- always keep new batteries on hand and replace them once a year, even if it isn't necessary. Teach your children about smoke detectors. Let them help test the detectors, so they recognize the alarm. Follow up by practicing your escape route.

Teach children that if they find matches, they should tell an adult the location right away.

Make sure a household member is trained to use the fire extinguisher -- the ideal place for the extinguisher is in the kitchen.

Draw a simple picture of your home. Plan at least two escape routes from your home and two ways to get out of every room. Decide who will take charge of each child. Show children who live in high-rise buildings the shortest route to a safe exit. Warn them not to use the elevator.

Pick a safe place outside to meet family members after escaping from a fire -- remember, get out and call 911 -- do not try to put out the fire yourself and do not go back inside for any reason. Conduct a home fire drill at least twice a year, and do it at night, when most deadly fires occur.

Do you have a number on the front of your house? Can the number be seen easily from the street during the day and night? This is very important in case the driver of a fire truck or ambulance needs to find your house quickly. House numbers can be purchased at a low cost from a hardware store.

Real fires are FAST. In a few minutes your whole house could be on fire. Temperatures can be more than 600 degrees. You may not be able to breathe or see anything.

Each year, fires and burns kill hundreds of children and permanently scar thousands, yet more fire victims die from the smoke than flames. Smoke can overwhelm a child or adult in minutes.

Get out fast; seconds count. Phone for help from a neighbor's home, not from inside a burning building. Cover your mouth and nose. Crawl low under the smoke to the nearest exit.

Test the door before opening it. If it's hot or there's smoke, use another way out.

Once out, stay out. There's nothing more important in your home than you. If someone is missing, tell a firefighter immediately. Gather at your designated meeting place, and NEVER go back into a burning building.

If your clothing catches on fire, STOP. Running fans the flames, making fire burn faster. Shout for help. Don't run for help. Drop to the floor and cover your face. Roll back and forth to put out flames. Cool a burn with cool water.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Contagious SMILE

Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.

Toss this smile along to your friends who brightened up your day
or those whose days you want to brighten up.

Smile!

Each day is a wonderful reason to celebrate!

This contagious smile was passed to me by Hazel. Visit here blog and you'll see her smile is so contagious. Enjoy life and don't forget to smile, you'll never know you brightened somebody's day with your smile. So to all my friends online, smile with us. Free to grab this tag.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Crab Mentality

The term “crab mentality” is used to describe a kind of selfish, short-sighted thinking which runs along the lines of “if I can't have it, neither can you.” This term is especially widely used among Filipinos, who use it specifically to refer to people who pull other people down, denigrating them rather than letting them get ahead or pursue their dreams. As a general rule, an accusation of having a crab mentality is a poor reflection on someone's personality.

This concept references an interesting phenomenon which occurs in buckets of crabs. If one crab attempts to escape from a bucket of live crabs, the other crabs will pull it back down, rather than allowing it to get free. Sometimes, the crabs seem almost malicious, waiting until the crab has almost escaped before yanking it back into the pot. All of the crabs are undoubtedly aware of the fact that their fate is probably not going to be very pleasurable, so people are led to wonder why they pull each other back into the bucket, instead of congratulating the clever escape artist.

This term is broadly associated with short-sighted, non-constructive thinking rather than a unified, long-term, constructive mentality. It is also often used colloquially in reference to individuals or communities attempting to "escape" a so-called "underprivileged life", but kept from doing so by those others of the same community or nation attempting to ride upon their coat-tails or who simply resent their success.

For Filipinos, crab mentality is the tendency to "outdo another at the other's expense"or to "pull down those who strive to be better."An overzealous leader becomes morally shamed.It "became a call for community leaders to acknowledge indebtedness to others and to work for the good of the entire community and not just for themselves."
Sad to say other people doesn't think of the challenges of that person experiences to have that success. They just think of their selfish reason. Just a little advice: learning to recognize the crab mentality in others is a very good idea. Early as posibble learn to be aware of that attitude especially if you work or live in a highly competitive environment.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Money Personality




You have a good relationship with money.

You don't spend wildly, but you're not opposed to treating yourself on occasion.


In general, you save some of what you earn.

You know the importance of a nest egg.

You aren't afraid of being financially literate - you embrace learning more about finances.

From a retirement plan to having an emergency fund, you know what you need to have to be safe.


Your Money Personality is Healthy

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Discipline: Yes and No

When you say "yes"... to your child as often as possible and "no" only when necessary, you:


1. automatically make it easy for your child to behave and difficult to misbehave.
2. allow your child to experience freedom to succeed
3. limit your "noes" and "don'ts" so that when you need them, they will mean something
4. discount all the small mistakes that are so exhausting to discipline
5. give your child freedom to be a child with reasonable limits
6. boost your child's self-esteem


Tip: Instead of saying "No, you can't have a cookie now," say "Yes, you can have a cookie after dinner." Your child will get the idea that many more things are possible than impossible.
"You can do this and this and this," not "You can't do that."

Monday, October 6, 2008

We likes Phở



Four days after givng birth last January 24,2008, me and my husband went to a Phở Restaurant and he ordered Phở with fishballs. The first time I taste it I never like it because I'm not in the mood to eat while our baby was still in NICU.

Three months after I tried again the Vietnamese noodle soup, wow it drives me crazy. It's so yummy and until now we always order everyweek. Even our son really likes the taste of the soup.

What's the good news? It's helping me increase my milk production. We really wonder what is in that soup that made me feel full and our son sleep for 5 hours after drinking my milk. I wish we have more money to buy it everyday. I guess maybe because its soup that's why more production. I remember in our country we use malunggay leaves in a soup to help in milk production. Maybe that Vietnamese soup have like malunggay in there soup.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Guidelines For Parent Child Relationships

Try to set a side time on a regular basis to do something fun with your child.

Never disagree about discipline in front of the children.

Never give an order, request, or command without being able to enforce it at the time.

Be consistent, that is, reward or punish the same behavior in the same manner as much as possible.

Agree on what behavior is desirable and not desirable.

Agree on how to respond to undesirable behavior.

Make it as clear as possible what the child is to expect if he or she performs the undesirable behavior.

Make it very clear what the undesirable behavior is. It is not enough to say, "Your room is messy." Messy should be specified in terms of exactly what is meant: "You’ve left dirty clothes on the floor, dirty plates on your desk, and your bed is not made."

Once you have stated your position and the child attacks that position, do not keep defending yourself. Just restate the position once more and then stop responding to the attacks.

Look for gradual changes in behavior. Don’t expect too much. Praise behavior that is coming closer to the desired goal.

Remember that your behavior serves as a model for your children’s behavior.

If one of you is disciplining a child and the other enters the room, that other person should not step in on the argument in progress.

Reward desirable behavior as much as possible by verbal praise, touch or something tangible such as a toy, food or money.

Both of you should have an equal share in the responsibility of discipline as much as possible.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I million bill

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Back of tract

Yesterday I ask my partner at work if he already saw a one thousand dollar bill. Well both of us didn't see yet. Today when I came to work He told me that the other sorter/classifier found a 1 million dollar bill. They really convinced me to believe their joke. I know for sure there is no such real 1 million bill. So I took it as a joke. But when I got home, i really have doubt if its true or not because my partner told me "mamatay pa ako". So it made me research maybe there is a bill but not really for transaction but just for fun.

Well after my research I found it! It's amazing they made real product like that. I hope I have one. You also want one?

Friday, October 3, 2008

Stampede

After work I usually check my emails, blogging, reading news and researching. I'm actually reading about milk fish production and then I saw the STAMPEDE news October 04,2008. I't only October 03 here at 6:00pm when I read it. I right away ask my freind if its true. She told me there is no stampede. She said the news I read was 2006, how come they dated the news Oct. 04, 2008? It did made me felt bad so much. Atleast the news was just remembering what happened last October 4, 2006 maybe because its the same day " Saturday" that's why I thought it's real.I really felt so bad with the lost lives. 88 people died. They are just trying to find their luck in winning the big prizes but sad to say they lost their lives.

Last night we are just talking about stampede in India while people are praying and somebody shouted there's bomb but it's not true and 236 people died of stampede. This is also sad peolpe die just because of false thoughts.

Reading about Philippine stampede this Saturday, people do blame the host ( Willie) of the show. Why? It's not his fault. It's no ones fault. It's accident! Well looking troughly on the case. People may say ABS-CBN must have their new system of holding such big shows. This is not the first time! Wake up management of ABS-CBN you cannot just pay again the family of the victims. Please do make your new system for the show. On the other hand they will blame it to people who went there without thinking that this will happen in a big crowd. Imagine about 30,000 people were lured to join the game show's anniversary celebration becuase of the big prizes, like cars and money at stake. Some had even lined up for two days to get tickets.

Ok, this is past. I'm really sorry to all the families who lost their love ones. We will pray for you. Hopefully there will be no next stampede on their next anniversary.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The "3 Fs" of Effective Parenting

Discipline should be:

Firm: Consequences should be clearly stated and then adhered to when the inappropriate behavior occurs.

Fair: The punishment should fit the crime. Also in the case of recurring behavior, consequences should be stated in advance so the child knows what to expect. Harsh punishment is not necessary. Using a simple Time Out can be effective when it is used consistently every time the behavior occurs. Also, use of reward for a period of time like part of a day or a whole day when no Time Outs or maybe only one Time Out is received.

Friendly: Use a friendly but firm communication style when letting a children know they have behaved inappropriately and let them know they will receive the "agreed upon" consequence. Encourage them to try to remember what they should do instead to avoid future consequences. Work at "catching them being good" and praise them for appropriate behavior.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Top 10 Good Discipline Habits

There are a lot of ways how parents discipline their kids. These ways are from Dr. Melanie's Top 10 Good Discipline Habits. Hope did give you idea how to deal with your kids.

10. Demonstrate unconditional love by separating your child from her behavior. "I love you, even though I can't love what you did."

9. Be fun. Show your sense of humor and notice good behavior.

8. Be firm and consistent. Do what you say you're going to do to give your child a sense of security.

7. Be fair. Allow your child to keep his own power, and offer choices.

6. Expect and allow your child to live with the consequences of her behavior. She needs to know she is responsible for her own actions.

5. Tell your child what behavior you want by setting limits, ahead of time when possible. "I need you to..." "It's time to..."

4. Overlook the small stuff. Kids are little and human and will make all kinds of mistakes. Save your discipline for the real problems.

3. Respect your child's feelings and uniqueness. Find creative alternatives to spanking.

2. Practice a positive language with your child. "no" and "don't" are not helpful. Tell your child what to do in the positive: say "You can"...instead.

1. Model what you want your child to do and be.

Blessings from God