Monday, December 29, 2008

My greatest fear

All of us has fear. My greatest fear is rejection. I don't want to be rejected by the people I love. I remember one incident in my life that I feel rejected. I have huge crush with this girl. She was my classmates. All I did everyday is to stare at her beautiful face. She was my inspiration. But later on, I learned from a friend that my buddy was now her boyfriend. OUCH! It hurts.

Friday, December 26, 2008

I was a best man

When my child hood friend Arriane told me that I'm his best man in his wedding day. I was shock. My reasons were:
  1. I don't know what to do
  2. I have work
  3. I'm nervous
It was my first time to be a best man in a wedding. Usually my always role is one of the grooms men. I took whole day absent to support my friend on his wedding day. The wedding's outcome was terrific. The bride was lovely in her bridal gown and so my friend. I congratulate them and I wish them happiness and I hope they will be a responsible parent in their future sons and daughters.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


I fell so much love because my family and friends are with me in this yuletide season. We bond in drinking sessions!hehehehehe! I will surely miss them when they will return to their work places. As for me, I will prepare myself next year for more fun and exciting moments with them. Thanks Guys for the wonderful moment we share with each other. I hope we can do it again next year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Fly like an Eagle"

I imagine I was like an eagle. Flying and soaring his wings wherever he may go. It's like you have all the freedom in the world. You will enjoy and see the beautiful views from below. I remember the song entitled "fly like an eagle" by seal. He was a very good singer.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Busy day!

It's the last day of work before our christmas break but now there are plenty of clients to transact in our office. How I wish I will finish this up as early as possible so that I can get home and help my sister in tomorrows big event. So guys, I wish you a very wonderful Xmas a head of you!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Our Performance

Hi! guys.. Here's the video that me and my officemates perform during Inugyunay festival. I'm at the center and I'm Santa Claus. Hope you enjoy watching our performance.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday today!

I'm planning to hear mass today and help my cousins prepare the things that we will going to use in our upcoming Christmas party on the 23rd. I'm so excited to be with them. My cousin and I are bonded with each other. We have lots of fun. We played basketball on weekends. Ohhh!! I have to prepare on Monday, I have tons of work in the office!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Dance Moves

I miss to update my blog because I was busy rehearsing our pop dance for our Christmas party activities. Our effort is worthy because we won the first place. I discover how good I'am in dancing. My Mom and my sister are proud of me. For the first time they saw me dancing, I had fun performing my moves in the stage. Next year I'll be performing again. Hope you Guys, watch my performance again.

Friday, December 19, 2008

It's supposed to be our 4th year anniversary today!

Oh my God! I remember this day! This is supposed to be our 4th year anniversary with my long time girlfriend. The memories still linger in my head that this day we exchange I love yous with each other. But sad to say, this day will just be part of my memories with her! It hurts to think the memories that we have shared. I hope and pray that she is happy right now, wherever she may be. Take care my friend!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mom and Dad 28th Anniversary

In two days time my mom Lynnie and Isidro celebrate their 28th wedding Anniversary. I congratulate both of them for staying that long. I love my parents. I'm proud of them especially for their accomplishment in raising and teaching us on how to be responsible person. To you Mom and dad cheers!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I love food!

I'm craving for foods that suites my appetite. My mom loves to prepare foods for me before when she stayed home. But now she is working I have to do it by myself. How I wish I could turn back the hands of time. I really miss my mother pampering me! Mom, when you read this post... Please prepare my favorite dish!

Monday, December 15, 2008

It hurts!

It feels like I bump into a 10 wheeler truck that I can no longer live. I have to search the answers to my questions. What have I done wrong? Why did she leave me? Is it me who has problem in handling a relationship? Am I not enough for her? All of these question keep bugging my head. Maybe I need to consult a guidance counselor or a psychiatrist.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Breaking up is hard to do!

I never escape from hurting. It's because my girl friend for four years broke up with me recently. I feel I carry the earth in my shoulder. It really hurts because I thought she is the right one for me. I imagine that both of us can walk down in the aisle. But what has been done can never been undone. I guess, I have to move on with my life. Focus in my work and family. I always pray that time will come I will meet a right woman for me.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Double Cheese Pizza Bites

I love to eat this snack. It satisfy my cravings every time I think to eat. I also love to share it to my sister. My mom used to cook this. But now she is working she has no time to prepare this wonderful snack for us. I hope she will find time to prepare this snack.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ellen DeGeneres & Britney Spears Go Christmas Caroling

Britney Spears stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to spread some holiday cheer.

Britney and Ellen went Christmas caroling around Los Angeles in classic costumes.

The two will share their carols on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airing Tuesday, December 16th.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Mariah Carey Chooses her Personal Fashion Designer

Pop star Mariah Carey has chosen who will be her Luscious Pink personal dress designer -- and ET stylist Anya Sarre has the exclusive.

To celebrate the launch of her new fragrance, Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink, Mariah gave the ultimate design challenge to her fans - design a pink dress for her to wear that captivates the essence of her perfume.

The winning dress design will be produced three times - one for Mariah to wear, one for the designer to wear and the other to be auctioned off to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Mariah shares her scent, Lucious Pink, with Anya and reveals who won -- and where she plans to wear her new custom-made dress!

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Anti-Flu Diet

Sometimes a flu shot works, and sometimes it doesn't. To increase your odds of staying well this winter, eat more apples, blueberries, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, and onions. They all contain quercetin, a powerful antioxidant shown to reduce the risk of flu in mice.
Research has also linked high consumption of quercetin with catching fewer colds, says University of South Carolina researcher J. Mark Davis, PhD. His virus-avoiding strategy (besides steering clear of those who are sick and being vigilant about hand washing) includes loading up on quercetin-rich foods. Best of all, he says, are red onions, which have quadruple the quercetin of most other produce. Eat them raw or cooked, though cooking foods with quercetin may make the antioxidant more easily absorbed.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Jamie Foxx Weighs in on Obama’s Dog Choice

Every one are glad to their next president. As Americans continue sending in their recommendations for the next White House hound, Jamie Foxx is speaking out about his pick for the next presidential puppy!

"A pitbull," the Academy Award winner told the Associated Press.

"[I'm] trying to pick out Barack Obama's Christmas puppy right now, so we're working hard on that," Foxx joked with the AP. "I think I'm going to get him a pitbull, we just got to keep it street."

The actor turned singer went on to say that he is "celebrating the new president."

Foxx will release his third album entitled Intuition on December 16.

Friday, December 5, 2008


I love this song that's why I uploaded their video in you tube. I want you guys to enjoy just like I do..

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Inspiring Message

An Angel says, 'Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen,

you have worried in vain.. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.'

1. Pray..

2. Go to bed on time.

3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.

4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.

6. Simplify and unclutter your life.

7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)

8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

10. Take one day at a time.

11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the

anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.

12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.

14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.

17. Get enough rest.

18. Eat right.

19. Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.

21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.

22. Every day, find time to be alone.

23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go

to bed to try and pray.

24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.

26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you God.'

27. Laugh.

28. Laugh some more!

29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.

30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).

32. Sit on your ego.

33. Talk less; listen more.

34. Slow down.

35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.

36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.


'If God is for us, who can be against us?'

(Romans 8:31)

My instructions were to send this to four people that I wanted God to bless and I picked you.

I decided to send it to more than four, because I didn't want to limit blessings.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hot Millet Amaranth Cereal

You Will Need
2-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup millet, toasted (see Tip)
1/2 cup amaranth
Honey, maple syrup or raw cane sugar
Milk or non-dairy alternative
Dried cranberries, cherries or raisins, optional
Toasted chopped nuts, optional

What to Do
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add millet and amaranth in a steady stream, stirring constantly. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, until grains are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes. Serve hot, sweetened to taste and with milk or non-dairy alternative. Sprinkle with cranberries and nuts, if using.

Tips: For best results, toast the millet and amaranth before cooking. Stir the grains in a dry skillet over medium heat until they crackle and release their aroma, about 5 minutes.

Unless you have a stove with a true simmer, after reducing the heat to low I recommend placing a heat diffuser under the pot to prevent the mixture from boiling. This device also helps to ensure the grains will cook evenly and prevents hot spots, which might cause scorching, from forming. Heat diffusers are available at kitchen supply and hardware stores and are made to work on gas or electric stoves.

Slow Cooker Method: Use a small (3-1/2 quart) lightly greased slow cooker. Use a small (3 1/2 quart) lightly greased slow cooker. Combine ingredients in stoneware, adding 1/2 cup (125 mL) additional water to mixture. Place a clean tea towel folded in half (so you will have two layers) over top of the stoneware to absorb moisture. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or overnight, or High for 4 hours.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Britney Has Just Arrived!

New photos of vibrant birthday girl Britney Spears striding into her exclusive Birthday Party at trendy Club Tenjune in New York City -- tonight!

While photographers gathered outside, only ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT was invited inside. Coming in minutes -- our exclusive video -- Britney with her birthday cake, Kevin Frazier's one-on-one and interviews with Brit's pal and party-goer Lance Bass will be posted soon!

Keep checking back for the exclusive video you'll only see here on ETonline and click here to see our continuing Britney coverage.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hiking Your Way to Good Health

Dust off your hiking boots! Now's a great time to join the millions of others who experience wildlife, celebrate nature and shed extra pounds—at the same time!

With the growing number of nature paths sprouting up around the country, lots of people have turned to hiking for workouts that are as effective as they are enjoyable. In fact, it's estimated that more than 75 million Americans went hiking last year.

And who can blame them? Much like fitness walking, hiking burns calories, helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure, increases energy and reduces the risk of heart disease…without putting much stress on the body.

"I live near a trail along the Potomac River, and I hike it at least once a week," shares Mary Margaret Sloan, president of the American Hiking Society. "Not only has hiking strengthened my cardiovascular system, but it helped me lose weight and keep it off.

"Walking the mall or taking brisk strolls around the block are fantastic forms of exercise, too," points out the Arlington, Virginia resident. "But hiking offers unique opportunities, such as seeing wildlife or beautiful foliage, that you won't find in a shopping center.

"Plus, hiking presents physical challenges such as trekking varied terrain, stooping under low-hanging branches and jumping over puddles.

"Hiking has terrific emotional benefits, too," continues Mary Margaret. "In today's hectic world, I depend on nature trails to provide quiet places for me to slow down and think about the things that are important to me.

"Sometimes I hike with a friend so we can talk without interruptions. Other times, I hike to listen to the birds or visit a stream," she says. "I usually enjoy my time on the trail so much I forget what a thorough workout I'm getting."
Taking the Beaten Path

There are two types of hikes: day and extended. Day hikes usually involve paths and don't require much equipment or know-how. Extended or overnight hikes require more equipment and experience and don't necessarily follow marked trails.

"If you're just getting started, consider day hiking," recommends Mary Margaret. "But as with any fitness activity, remember to consult your doctor first before beginning."

Once you get your doctor's approval, meet with a park ranger or contact a local hiking club to find out which nearby trails are best for you. (See the American Hiking Society's Web site and how you can find a hiking club near you.)
Happy Trails

"It's always a good idea to stretch before and after a hike," Mary Margaret reminds. "Warm up by hiking slowly, and gradually increase your speed.

"Keep your first few hikes short, and build up to hiking longer distances as you become stronger."

Eventually extend your hikes to include greater physical challenges such as hiking up hills. If you stray from the trail, make mental notes of unique landmarks to avoid getting lost. "I bring a compass with me regardless of the distance I'm hiking," notes Mary Margaret.

"Personally, I find just the pure act of hiking to be pleasurable," she adds. "Try it. As long as you stay within your capabilities, you'll return from each hike feeling better than when you left."

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Curried Peanut Chicken


* 1-1/2 cups orange juice
* 3/4 cup Jif® Peanut Butter
* 2 tablespoons curry powder
* 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
* 2 medium sweet red peppers, cut in half
* 1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted
* 1/4 cup dried currants
* Hot cooked rice

In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, peanut butter and curry powder. Pour 2/3 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
Drain chicken and discard marinade. Grill chicken and peppers, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear and peppers are tender.
Warm the reserved marinade. Cut chicken and peppers into 1/2-in. strips; sprinkle with coconut and currants. Serve with rice and reserved marinade.
Yield: 4 servings.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

David Cook Album Makes Impressive Chart Debut

The latest season winner of the "American Idol" David Cook's new album made its highly successful debut on the music charts Wednesday.

Cook's self-titled, first album sounded off at No. 3 on the Billboard charts. It also notched No. 1 on the digital album chart -- reportedly the best debut from an "Idol" winner since 2006.

Meanwhile, the album's first single, "Light On," remains hugely popular on the Internet and public radio.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Conquer Your Cravings

It's 8:00 p.m., and you're sitting comfortably in front of the television when suddenly the urge hits:

You must have a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream. You can't stop thinking about it. Your craving is so intense that if you don't find ice cream hidden in the back of your freezer, you may even run out to the store to pick up a half-gallon.
We've all experienced those strong urges for a particular food -- whether it be ice cream, greasy French fries, or Oreo cookies. So how do you prevent your craving from turning into an out-of-control binge? Nutrition experts offer these simple tips to tame your urges.
We've all experienced those strong urges for a particular food -- whether it be ice cream, greasy French fries, or Oreo cookies. So how do you prevent your craving from turning into an out-of-control binge? Nutrition experts offer these simple tips to tame your urges.

  • Let it pass. Studies suggest that the average craving lasts only about 10 minutes, so try to let the urge subside before you even walk into the kitchen or toward the vending machine.
  • Practice portion control. While it's okay to slip up occasionally, you need to keep an eye on how much you're eating. Try to prevent yourself from overindulging by placing only a certain amount of food in front of you. For instance, try putting potato chips in a small bowl rather than eating them right out of the bag.
  • Reach for healthy substitutes. Try to eat a similar food that has a better nutritional value than the one you crave. A glass of chocolate skim milk instead of a candy bar is a healthier choice. Or, instead of regular ice cream, try low-fat frozen yogurt.
  • Don't be too restrictive. Any food is okay in moderation and depriving yourself may lead you to overeat something else.
  • Write sown this the underlying trigger. Once you figure out what's causing your urges, try looking for other ways to address those emotional needs. If you're having a stressful day, take a break and go for a walk or call a friend. If you're feeling down, try renting a funny movie.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Raw Food Diet -- Extremely Healthy or Just Extreme?

And the diet leaves out a lot of foods ... A balanced diet includes raw and cooked foods. Severe diets are making headlines, claiming to reverse diabetes and cut heart disease risk.

In the upcoming documentary Raw for 30 Days, six diabetics eat a vegan, organic diet of uncooked nuts, seeds and veggies. By the end, all have gone off insulin and most have lost about 25 pounds.

A raw-food diet consists of mostly plant-based foods that aren't heated above 115 degrees or so. Proponents say it helps ease many conditions, from migraines to arthritis.

But it's hard-core. "And the diet leaves out a lot of foods," says Andrea Giancoli of the American Dietetic Association. "A balanced diet includes raw and cooked foods."

Another trendy plan: no food at all. In a study, people who fasted one day a month had lower rates of heart disease. Fasting may give a rest to cells constantly exposed to glucose.

Both diets look promising but are tough to stay with. Until research confirms the findings, your best bet is a healthy, diverse diet that you can stick to for life.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Way We Were Meant to Eat

High-cholesterol foods

If you capture a wild animal for a zoo, what kind of diet do you feed it? Something like what it ate in the wild, of course. So why shouldn't a good human diet follow the same theory?

The diet the hunter-gatherers ate is the diet we're genetically programmed to consume, the one humans ate for 99.6 percent of their time on earth. While it varied depending on geographic area, the basic breakdown looked like this:
  • Up to 30 percent of calories from protein.

  • Between 45 and 60 percent of calories from carbohydrates (all complex carbohydrates high in fiber).

  • Between 20 and 30 percent of calories from fat (primarily unsaturated)
  • Evidence from our ancestors shows us that eating foods high in cholesterol may not raise our cholesterol levels.
Our ancestors certainly ate meat, when they could get it, suggesting that meat by itself is not a bad thing. But the meat they ate came from wild game, not cows penned into small spaces, chickens raised in miniscule pens, or pigs crowded into corrals. Because that game grazed in the wild or on grasslands, its meat had more of the beneficial unsaturated fatty acids, called omega-3 fatty acids. Today, because most animals raised for meat are fed diets high in processed feed -- instead of grazing on grass or being fed the grains, nuts, seeds, and algae critical for the formation of omega-3 fatty acids -- they contain very few of these essential nutrients. Also, wild animals have a low total fat content: around 5 percent of calories, compared to the 30 percent found in today's corn-fed domestic cattle.

Because they ate every bit of the animals they killed, including the bone marrow, liver, and other organ meats, our ancestors got quite a bit of cholesterol -- even more than is found in the typical American diet. They ate lots of eggs (sometimes raiding the nests of birds), and those who lived by the sea consumed a great deal of shellfish, all high in cholesterol. But you can bet they didn't have cholesterol levels off the chart. (How do we know? For one thing, modern hunter-gatherers and indigenous peoples of preindustrial societies don't have high cholesterol.) That's why a successful diet doesn't focus on limiting your intake of cholesterol. While the evidence is still mixed on whether or not we can simply ignore dietary cholesterol altogether, particularly in people at high risk for heart disease, there is increasing evidence that when your overall diet is good, the cholesterol in your food has little impact on the cholesterol in your blood.

So perhaps we can learn something from our heart-healthy predecessors!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Migraines and Risk of Stroke

As many as 17 percent of women and 6 percent of men have experienced the debilitating pain of a migraine. Research shows that women who have migraines accompanied by their distinctive "aura" symptoms are at greater risk of having a stroke than those who don't get migraines.

Why the link? Migraine headaches are caused by inflammation of the arteries surrounding the brain. Other arteries inside the brain may spasm during an attack as well, temporarily cutting off circulation, thus increasing the odds of a stroke.
Migraine and Stroke
Migraine headaches are caused by inflammation of the arteries surrounding the brain.

Additional risks. Abnormalities in the lining of arteries may also allow blood to clot more readily. "And in rare cases, arteries leading to the brain may tear more easily," says Gretchen Tietjen, MD, a professor of neurology at the University of Toledo. These tears can cause vessels to narrow and clots to form. Extra estrogen from oral contraceptives (especially in smokers) or hormone therapy can further boost clotting factors to create a perfect storm for a stroke.

How to reduce your risks. Low-dose aspirin has b

Monday, November 24, 2008

Young Musicians Shine at 'American Music Awards'

The 2008 "American Music Awards" welcomed many young musicians to the stage including Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift and Rihanna -- get the recap here, including the winner's list!

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the "AMA"'s at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Christina Aguilera started off the show on an exciting note, belting out a medley of her hits!

"Christina Aguilera had a baby ... Mariah Carey married one," Kimmel joked recapping musician headlines from the year.

Mariah was escorted on stage by her husband Nick Cannon to perform her song "I stay in Love". Prior to her performance, Terrence Howard presented her with an "AMA" for breaking records in music.

Annie Lennox received the Award of Merit by surprise guest Justin Timberlake. Kanye West accepted the award for Rap/Hip Hop Album. "I wake up in the morning thinking about what stereotypes I wanna break," Kanye said as he accepted the award. "I wanna be Elvis."

The star studded list of performers included: New Kids on the Block, Pink, Taylor Swift, The Fray, Beyonce, Coldplay, Jonas Brothers and more!

Miley celebrated her 16th birthday by performing on the "AMA"'s and entering the stage driving a car!

Pop star Rihanna took two trips to the podium winning awards for favorite Soul R&B Female and Pop/Rock Female. The coveted Artist of the Year award was presented to Chris Brown.

The show concluded with an stunning performance by Alicia Keys who was accompanied by Queen Latifah and Kathleen Battle.

2008 "AMA" Winners:

Soul R&B Female - Rihanna

Pop/Rock Male - Chris Brown

Country Band/Duo/Group - Rascal Flats

Rap/Hip-Hop Album - Kanye West (Graduation)

Country Male - Brad Paisley

Pop/Rock Album - Alicia Keys (As I Am)

Award of Merit - Annie Lennox

Country Female - Taylor Swift

Pop/Rock Female - Rihanna

Rap/Hip-Hop Male - Kanye West

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award - Jonas Brothers

Soul/R&B Album - Alicia Keys (As I Am)

Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group - Daughtry

Artist of the Year - Chris Brown

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Power of Prayer

Healing Prayers

Want to live seven years longer? Start praying. We're not joking here; seven years is the increase in lifespan you can expect if you nurture your soul and your health through prayer, faith, and religious involvement, according to various studies. For one thing, research shows a strong connection between heart health and religious faith. In one study, people who went into open-heart surgery and reported feeling strength and comfort from their religion were three times more likely to survive the surgery than ­people with no such spiritual grounding.
Research shows a strong connection between heart health and religious faith.
If there's a placebo effect at work here—if ­people get better because they believe they will—who's to argue with the benefits? Whether praying calms you, gives you hope, or helps you tend to your inner self, if you feel you're getting something out of it, it's time well spent.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Light ’n’ Luscious Blueberry Pancakes

Wake them up with pancakes sizzling on the griddle. These are overflowing with juicy berries and are so light they melt away with every bite. Call them griddle cakes, batter cakes, hoecakes, or flapjacks - or just plain pancakes. But make them often, for they’re a healthful way to start the day.

Prep time 15 min.
Cook time 12 min.
Serves 4

You Will Need
1 cup self-rising flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pint fresh blueberries
1/4 cup blueberry or maple syrup
What to Do
1. Whisk flour, sugar, and baking soda in medium bowl. Make a well in center of mixture. Measure buttermilk in large measuring cup; whisk in oil, egg, and vanilla until blended. Pour into well and whisk just until moistened. Let stand 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, coat large nonstick griddle or skillet with nonstick cooking spray and set over medium heat until hot but not smoking. For each pancake, pour about 2 tablespoons batter onto griddle and scatter a few blueberries onto each pancake.

3. Cook until bubbles appear all over cakes and those around edge start to burst, about 3 minutes. Turn and cook until undersides are golden, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Serve pancakes topped with remaining berries and syrup.

Cook’s Clue
Cook pancakes just the way you like them. For light-golden cakes with no crispy edges, turn them just when the tops are covered with bubbles but none have burst, about 2 minutes. For crispier edges, as in this recipe, wait until the bubbles around the edges have just started to burst before turning, about 1 minute longer. Then cook the underside about 2 more minutes until lightly browned.

Health Hint
If possible, use fresh fruit with your pancakes; avoid frozen. When fruit is frozen, it often loses its color and taste.

Living Smart for a Healthy Heart
Blueberries contain antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds found in a wide variety of plant foods, particularly fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants help neutralize destructive forms of oxygen in our bodies called free radicals that can harm cells and are thought to contribute to chronic disease. Free radicals are the result of normal metabolism and are caused by environmental factors, such as ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, cigarette smoke, and other forms of pollution. While there are hundreds of different forms of antioxidants, those most recognized for their ability to fight disease and enhance immunity include vitamins E, C, and beta-carotene, and the mineral selenium.

Per serving
348 calories / 26% from fat
2 g saturated fat, 10 g total fat
56 mg cholesterol
674 mg sodium
58 g total carbohydrate
4 g dietary fiber
8 g protein

Friday, November 21, 2008

Madonna and Guy Ritchie Divorce Update

The most controversial couple. The superstar and her husband announced their split last month, and now ET has the details on Madonna and Guy Ritchie's latest divorce developments!

Madonna and Ritchie have just been granted a preliminary decree of divorce by a London court, says the Associated Press.

The divorce can become final after six weeks and a day, says the AP.

Madonna and Ritchie, who have been married for eight years, were not at Friday's court session.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Baby Alert! Forbes Names Suri Cruise #1 Hottest Tot!

The cute and beautiful Suri Cruise flashes her baby blue eyes in awe at a ball game she enjoys with her parents. Suri just edged out another two-year-old celebrity offspring, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, for the top tot spot.

The other celeb babies who made the list are three-year-old Zahara Jolie Pitt and four-year-old Pax Jolie-Pitt, who nabbed the third and fourth spots respectively.

And they're followed by Sam Alexis Woods (daughter of Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren), Cruz Beckham (the three-year-old son of Victoria and David Beckham), Matilda Rose Ledger (Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger's three-year-old daughter), David Banda (Madonna and Guy Ritchie's adopted son), and Sean Preston Federline (Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's older son) also made the cut.

Rounding out the list in the 10th spot is Sam Sheen, the four-year-old daughter of Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Brad Pitt: I'm Hard as Nails

Brad Pitt tells Oprah Winfrey that fatherhood has made him "hard as nails."

"I'm impervious to poo, snot, urine, vomit," Brad said when asked how being a dad has changed him. "You can't get me. You cannot break me down."

Brad says his children don't know how funny they really are. "Right now [Shiloh's] in this thing. First of all, she only wants to be called John. John or Peter. " he explains. "So it's a 'Peter Pan' thing."

Brad and Angelina Jolie are parents to six children: Maddox, Pax Thien, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne.

Catch the rest of Brad's candid interview tomorrow on Oprah.

Fresh Details on New Kelly Clarkson Song

New details are emerging about a song that could turn out to be Kelly Clarkson's first single off her upcoming album. What does the tune sound like and when it might drop? Read on to find out!

Kelly's producer Dr. Luke tells Entertainment Weekly that the song, "My Life Would Suck Without You," is free of "country twang," and could get released as early as December.

Dr. Luke adds that the "Idol" champ has been a knockout during studio recording sessions: "It's sick. She sings a song in two hours and kills it," he tells the mag. "She has powerful lungs. She's like the Lance Armstrong of vocal chords."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

David Cook Opens Up About Kimberly Caldwell

The hottest "American Idol" winner explains why he finds it easy to date Kimberly, who was also a contestant on the popular singing competition.

"I think she just gets that this is all nuts," the 25-year-old singer tells People magazine at the Do the Wright Thing Gala at the Hard Rock Café in New York. "She's a nice break from the chaos," David adds.

Kimberly, 26, from the second season of "American Idol," and has a music career of her own and released two singles earlier this year. But David, who confirmed last May that he was dating Kimberly, said there are no plans for the duo to perform duets.

David Cook's self-titled album is due to be released November 18. Good Luck Bro..

Monday, November 17, 2008

'Quantum' Conquers Box Office, New 007 Record

The anticipated James Bond new film 'Quantum of Solace' took the box office by storm this weekend with projected sales of $70.4 million -- and broke a 007 record!

Sony's latest action-packed offering easily set a new opening record for James Bond films in North America, beating the 2002 opening of 'Die Another Day,' which made $47.1 million. The last 007 film released was 'Casino Royale' in 2006, which opened to $40.8 million.

'Quantum of Solace,' starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko and Judi Dench, takes James Bond on a global mission to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's water supply. The film opened outside of North America two weeks ago and has so far made $251.6 million in 73 countries.

Dropping to No. 2 this weekend was the DreamWorks' animated sequel 'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,' which brought in $36.1 million. The children-friendly comedy, with the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith, had a huge opening last week and now has a total gross of $118 million.

Universal's comedy 'Role Models' finished in third place with $11.7 million, while Disney's 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' came in fourth with $5.9 million. This movie is so cool.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Barack Obama Makes Big Offer to Hillary Clinton

The newly elected President Barack Obama has a new report says President-elect Barack Obama had a "serious discussion" with Hillary Clinton on Thursday.

Obama reportedly asked Clinton if she'd be interested in joining his cabinet as secretary of state, multiple Democratic sources tell CNN. Though Clinton's answer is unknown, CNN's sources say she left the meeting thinking the job is hers if she wants it.

A source close to the Obama transition team tells CNN that a president-elect doesn't meet with cabinet secretary prospects unless they seriously intend to make an offer. Good Luck to you Sir!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Kim Kardashian on her 'How I Met Your Mother' Experience

The uprising star and the heiress and Former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Kim Kardashian guest-stars on an upcoming episode of "How I Met Your Mother," and the role she plays hits very close to home!

Kim blogs about the experience and reveals what character she plays on the show: "I played the role of -- wait for it -- myself."

In the episode, Marshall (Jason Segel) reads an issue of a weekly magazine with Kim on the cover, and to his surprise she comes to life! The 28-year-old beauty appears on the same episode as reality couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt of MTV's "The Hills."

Kim who is a fan of the show was supported by her mother Kris Jenner. The reality star is excited to see herself on the sitcom and also hoping for more acting opportunities in the future. "I can't wait to see the show! I really had a great time and hope this opens up other opportunities for me in the acting world." I cant wait to see her again on tv.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Michael Jackson Gives Up Neverland?

There was a news that shock the public because Michael Jackson has transferred the deed to his fabled Neverland ranch to a company that he reportedly has a controlling interest in.

According to the papers filed at the Santa Barbara County clerk-recorder's office, the new owner of Neverland is Sycamore Valley Ranch Co. LLC, which the Associated Press reports is a joint venture between Jackson and an affiliate of Colony Capital LLC.

The fate of Jackson's 2,500-acre property in Santa Barbara, CA -- complete with estate, amusement park and zoo -- is not known. Facing foreclosure and financial woes, Jackson has not lived there since his arrest in 2003 and subsequent trial on child molestation charges, of which he was acquitted. Good Luck Pal!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Warshock your the best!

I want my template to be cool just like the others. When my sister told me about her friend that He is willing to help me out to edit my template. I was so exited and grateful to him. Even though we didn't meet personally but I know deep inside that he has a good heart. To you warshock, my friend thank you so much!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I love HamBurger

Yesterday, I went to trisha's burger station. One of the old store selling delicious Burger. I love Hamburgers. I ordered one pepsi 12 oz and hamburger with chili sauce.

What's Barack Obama's Favorite Sweet!?

The first family and President-elect Barack Obama and the rest of the Obama clan may be the next First Family, but that doesn't mean they don't have a hankering for sweet snacks just like the rest of us!

The Obama's treat of choice -- Fran's Chocolates! Mmm-mmm good!

Since 1982, the Seattle-based company has been anything but your run-of-the mill chocolate producer. Fran's designs its products keeping the chocolate connoisseur in mind with delicious delights like handmade truffles, award-winning Dark Hot Chocolate, and the NASFT Gold Medal-winning Smoked Sea Salt Caramels.

President-elect Obama's chocolate of choice is the Smoked Sea Salt Caramel in Milk Chocolate, while wife Michelle prefers the dark chocolate confections, says Sean Seedlock, Fran's marketing chief.

The treats are available at Fran's Chocolates, as well as select stores nationwide. For more information on these tasty morsels, go to

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm a hog raiser

Aside from working in the government I also have sidelines in the farm. Well, of course all of us has a sideline in order to have extra money. Because my salary alone cannot give the things that I want. Here are the photos of my pet.