Monday, March 31, 2008

What's My Name's Hidden Meaning???Maria Ruby!!

I got this tag from my new found friend online, Marites.
thanks a lot for this tag...well I find this interesting....Almost are true (around 90% maybe hehehe) but some are not (guess the remaining 10%) !! I hope I can explain it further next time when I feel perfectly okey!! You are usually the best at everything!!! great!!, as said below, might be the reason why this blog is simply named SIMPLY THE BEST!!!

Hope to visit you next time again!! still feeling better but not so okey!! I went to my doctor today and have a check-up..will be back again on Friday to know the results of the blood examinations..Take care everyone!!!

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What Maria Ruby Means



You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.
And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.
You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.
You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous.
You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things.
Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times.
You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

hello !! hi !! hallo!!

Hi again dear friends!! sorry can't visit you all, till I am feeling perfectly okey!! Still a bit dizzy but very better...see you soon!! Thanks for all your visit and messages here!! Take care everyone and enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Happy Weekend!!

Hello to all my friends!! Sorry was out for couple of days coz I was sick..That was so terrible having a very bad migraine for some days... I'm feeling very better today!! Just let you know that all your visits here, comments, messages and esp. to those who voted for me for the Filipino Blog of the week are very well appreciated. Thank you very much for all your time and effort.

I will attend to all of you as soon as possible if I will be feeling back to normal health again...esp. to those who want o exchange links with me. You don't need to ask for xlinks, just add my 5 major blogs ..Once I visited your page and I see my links their I will add you asap and will also let you know about it.

Just a bit patient!! Hopefully with God's will, I will be full power again!! I'll visit you soon!!
Once again, thank you very much for visiting my humble abode!! Take care everyone and God bless us all!!! Enjoy your weekend!! Spring time is coming to Germany.!!! God is good!!

Glitter Graphics

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


I always love flowers!! I took a photo in one of the grocery shops I went shopping today!!
very beautiful colorful flowers!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Crazy Weather Again!!!

Good morning my friends!!! hope everyone is doing fine!!

I really hate to say this but I have to.. I just woke-up a little bit earlier (8am, this is early for me) today to do my weekly chores, go grocery shopping. Sad to say, when I looked up outside my window the snow keeps on falling down so hard..Until now it is coming worse..I hate to drive in this weather especially if the street is full of snow and still not clean- up..I just looked at my tag-boards and saw a lot of messages..

Thanks a lot for visiting my humble abode..I really appreciate it!! For those who requested to exchange links, I will try to add first those who added me already as soon as possible today..Really thank you guys for always visiting me here...I am really happy...I will try to visit you back as soon as possible today..

I just have some important things to do first then I will attend to all of you.

Anyway for those who voted for me in SalasWildthoughts..I really appreciate your help and support. Thank you very much. Win or not, all your support are really appreciated.

Wish you all a very nice day!! God bless us all!!

Snow is falling so hard now!!

I don't like this weather esp. if I drive!!..neighbor's house

this street now is already flooded with snow as the snow still keep on pouring hard till now

Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring is coming!!

Below are some meaning of spring!! give it a meaning too!!
Spring Time is almost coming in Germany!! Great!!! I love it!!

17 Springs
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spring v. sprang (or sprung, springing, springs.
1. To move upward or forward in a single quick motion or a series
of such motions; leap.
2. To move suddenly on or as if on a spring.
3. To appear or come into being quickly.
4. To issue or emerge suddenly.
5. To extend or curve upward, as an arch.
6. To arise from a source; develop.
7. To become warped, split, or cracked. Used of wood.
8. To move out of place; come loose, as parts of a mechanism.
9. Slang. To pay another's expenses.
10. To cause to leap, dart, or come forth suddenly.
11. To jump over; vault.
12. To release from a checked or inoperative position; actuate.
13. To cause to warp, split, or crack, as a mast.
14. To bend by force.
15. To present or disclose unexpectedly or suddenly.
16. Slang. To cause to be released from prison or other confinement.
17. a season in a year

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter Sunday!!!!

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What is Easter Sunday!!!

Christians celebrate Easter Sunday because Jesus rose from death. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the fundamental principles and beliefs of Christianity and a well documented historical fact. Christians celebrate Easter Sunday because they believe, Jesus died for their sin on the Cross on Good Friday. Jesus was buried on Friday and rose from death on Sunday. Christians believe only Jesus can give eternal life, because He overcame death.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Good Morning!!!Good Morning!!!

Hi guys!! How are you doing??hope everyone is doing great this weekend especially that tomorrow is Easter Sunday!! Christ is Risen!! Really great!!!

well..well to my surprised, what I saw as I opened this blog is that I read a a message in my tag-board that I am nominated as Filipino Blog of the Week!!! I was really amazed until now!! I just feel some happiness as I know that I really work hard for this blog!! I also know that without you guys and all friends bloggers in the blogosphere , this blog is nothing!! What I can only say is that, My success is also your success!! You have been a big part on my blogging!!

I would also like to thanks especially all my blogger friends, visitors, readers, mentors and all people who help and made this blog a better one!!

Thank you very much guys for always being there!! I know saying thank you is not enough but I really appreciate everything..

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday for Roman Catholics in Philippines

In the predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines, the day is commemorated with street processions, the Way of the Cross, and a Passion play called the Senakulo. The Church keeps the day solemn by not tolling the church bells, and no Mass will be celebrated. In some communities (most famously in City of San Fernando, Pampanga), the processions include devotees who self-flagellate and sometimes even have themselves nailed to crosses as expressions of penance. After three o'clock in the afternoon of Good Friday (the time at which Jesus is traditionally believed to have died), noise is discouraged, some radio stations and television stations sign off, businesses automatically close, and the faithful are urged to keep a very solemn and prayerful disposition through to Easter Sunday.

Major television networks are paid to broadcast events at Roman Catholic parishes. These events include the reading of the Seven Last Words, the recitation of the Stations of the Cross, and the service of the Commemoration of the Lord's Passion.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Good Friday

1. What are the Western Catholic Fast Guidelines for Good Friday?
Fasting means eating only one full meatless (no animal flesh) meal on this day. However, one may still eat a breakfast and even a lunch in addition to a full meal if the two additional small meals do not add up to a second full meal. Snacking is not allowed. Drinking coffee, tea, juices, etc, between meals is permitted on fast days. The requirements are slightly different for those of certain ages. Fasting is only required of those from ages 18-59, although parents are expected to teach their children the reasons behind their fasting, etc. Those with health conditions are excluded. Note that some Western Bishop Conferences, Eastern Catholic Rites, and Orthodox Christians have different fasting guidelines, so it is wise to check with your local parish about expectations. These are simply the minimum expectations. Additional forms of self-denial, within reason, can also be spiritually beneficial.

2. What is the Paschal Triduum?
The Paschal Triduum, often called the Easter Triduum or simply the Triduum, consists of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. This includes the Great Easter Vigil, the high point of the Triduum. The word Triduum comes from the Latin word meaning "three days." It begins the evening of Maundy Thursday and ends at Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday. Thus the Triduum consists of three full days which begin and end in the evening. The Triduum technically is not part of Lent (at least liturgically), but Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are still reckoned as part of the traditional forty day Lenten fast. The Triduum celebrates the heart of our faith and salvation: the death and resurrection of Christ, and is thus the high point of the liturgical year.

3. Why Does the Church Celebrate the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus on a Friday?
It is long-held Tradition, based on the Biblical texts, that Jesus died on a Friday and rose from the dead on a Sunday, which would place the Last Supper on a Thursday night. Scripture tells us that Jesus rose from the dead "early on the first day of the week" (Mark 16:2, RSV). It was on the same day (the first day of the week) that Jesus met his apostles on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:1). John also confirms that Jesus rose on a Sunday (John 20:1). The early Church Fathers universally held that Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday, and worshiped on Sunday, "The Lord's Day." The Fathers also testify to the Institution of the Eucharist on a Thursday and a Friday crucifixion of Jesus. Even though Jesus tells us that he was to be in the belly of the earth for three days, in ancient Jewish reckoning, this included partial days, and Jesus' death spanned three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Saint Justin Martyr (writing in 150 AD) testifies to both Sunday worship and a Friday crucifixion of Jesus:

But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead. For He was crucified on the day before that of Saturn (Saturday); and on the day after that of Saturn, which is the day of the Sun, having appeared to His apostles and disciples... (First Apology 67)

The Didache (70-90 AD) also mentions Sunday worship, and fasting on Fridays (likely connected to Jesus' crucifixion that day):

Let not your fasts be with the hypocrites... but fast on the fourth day and the Preparation (Friday)...But every Lord's day gather yourselves together, and break bread, and give thanksgiving after having confessed your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure (8, 14).

The Apostolic Constitutions (late 4th century) verifies the same chronology. Note that, based on Scripture, this document provides the rationale for the dates of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.

And on the fifth day of the week (Thursday), when we had eaten the Passover with Him, and when Judas had dipped his hand into the dish, and received the sop, and was gone out by night, the Lord said to us: "The hour is come that ye shall be dispersed, and shall leave me alone" (V:3:XIV).

...it being the day of the preparation (Friday), they delivered Him to Pilate the Roman governor, accusing Him of many and great things, none of which they could prove...[Jesus] commanded us to fast on the fourth and sixth (Friday) days of the week; the former on account of His being betrayed, and the latter on account of His passion (V:3:XIV, XV).

But when the first day of the week (Sunday) dawned He arose from the dead, and fulfilled those things which before His passion He foretold to us, saying: "The Son of man must continue in the heart of the earth three days and three nights" (V:3:XIV).

Virtually every Church Father who addresses the issue agrees with the traditional dating of a Thursday Last Supper, Friday Crucifixion, and Sunday resurrection. This includes those Church Fathers and writings mentioned above, but also Ignatius (105 AD), Pseudo-Barnabas (120 AD), Clement of Alexandria (195 AD), and many others. This chronology is firmly based on Scripture, and universally verified by Tradition.

adapted from: Churchyear

All About Holy Week

Holy Week Definition and Summary

Holy Week includes the final week of Lent and part of the Paschal Triduum. Holy Week includes Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday, and occurs in late March or early April. In 2008, Holy Week runs from March 16 - March 22 (dates in other years).

Basic Facts About Holy Week

Liturgical Color(s): Violet (Purple); various
Type of Holiday: Fast
Time of Year: The Last Week of Lent Before Easter Sunday
Duration: Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday
Celebrates/Symbolizes: Various Final Events of Jesus' Life
Alternate Names: hebdomada major
Scriptural References: Matthew 21, 26-27; Mark 11, 14-15; Luke 19, 22-23; John 13, 16-19

Introduction

Holy Week is the last week of Lent before Easter, beginning on Palm Sunday and ending on Holy Saturday. In an older nomenclature, Holy Week is the second Sunday of Passiontide (Passiontide begins on the fifth Sunday of Lent). Holy Week is the part of the Church Year where Jesus' final moments are commemorated. The final three days of Holy week are called triduum sacrum, i.e. the sacred three days. These days are commonly called the Paschal Triduum. Holy Week consists of the following events, which have their own pages on ChurchYear.Net. To get more details, click on the specific links:

Palm Sunday:
On the sixth Sunday of Lent we commemorate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Worship services include blessing of the palms and a procession. The liturgical color is red. Also known as "Fig Sunday."

Spy Wednesday:
This is an old and uncommon name for the Wednesday of Holy Week, which commemorates Judas' agreement to betray Jesus (see Matthew 26:3-5, 14-16).

Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday):
The name "Maundy Thursday" is derived from Jesus "mandate" to love one another as he loves us. This day celebrates Jesus' institution of the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Ordination. Also known as "Shear Thursday."

Good Friday of the Lord's Passion:
A Fast day of the Church commemorating Jesus' crucifixion and death. Worship customs include Veneration of the Cross, communion from the reserved Maundy Thursday host, and the singing or preaching of the Passion (reading or singing excerpts of the Passion story from John's gospel). In the Catholic Church, the liturgical color was formerly black, but is now red.

Holy Saturday:
This is the final day of both Holy Week and the Triduum. There are few specific customs associated with Holy Saturday, except that it is the final night before the Feast of the Resurrection, which begins at the Great Easter Vigil.

Other customs and events, including Tenebrae, have developed as Holy Week customs. Generally Holy Week is a busy time for Catholic and Orthodox Christians, as we build up to the Queen of all Church Feasts, Easter (Pascha).

History

Holy Week, i.e. the series of pre-Easter festivities commemorating various events of the final days of Christ's life, probably developed in 4th century Jerusalem, possibly beginning with St. Cyril of Jerusalem. Christians from all over the world would take pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and the Church of Jerusalem provided rites and worship dedicated to re-enacting the final events of Christ's life. The first account we have of such rites is the diary of the pilgrimage of Egeria to Jerusalem around AD 381. Gradually many of these customs and holy days spread to the wider Christian world. For more history, please see our more detailed individual pages linked above. adapted from: Churchyear

All About Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday Definition and Summary

Maundy Thursday, known officially in the Catholic Church as Holy Thursday, is the Thursday of Holy Week. Maundy Thursday commemorates the institution of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Ordination, and begins the Paschal Triduum. In 2008, Holy Thursday falls on March 20 (dates in other years).

Basic Facts About Holy Thursday

Liturgical Color(s): White
Type of Holiday: Part of Lenten Fast
Time of Year: Thursday of Holy Week
Duration: One Evening
Celebrates/Symbolizes: Institution of The Eucharist and Ordination
Alternate Names: Maundy Thursday, Shear Thursday
Scriptural References: Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; John 13; 1 Corinthians 11:22-34

Introduction

Jesus shared the final meal with his disciples, called the Last Supper, on the night before he was crucified. The institution of the Holy Eucharist occurred during this meal, as indicated from the gospel excerpt below:

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I shall not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom" (Matthew 26:26-29 RSV)

Since Scripture and Tradition tell us that Jesus was crucified on a Friday, Jesus shared the important Last Supper with his apostles on a Thursday. The synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) seem to suggest that the Last Supper was a Passover Meal. However, John suggests that Jesus was crucified before the Passover Meal, on the Day of Preparation. Perhaps the Last Supper was done in anticipation of the Passover Meal, or was a Kiddush or some other religious meal. The gospel of John does not record the Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper, while the synoptic gospels do. However, John's gospel records Jesus washing the disciples' feet. Holy Thursday traditions are derived from all four gospels.

Thus Holy Thursday, also known as Maundy Thursday, is the Thursday of Holy Week, commemorating the Institution of the Holy Eucharist and the Sacrament of Ordination. Holy Thursday also celebrates the agony of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot, events that took place on the night before Jesus' crucifixion. The Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday begins the Triduum, which is the three-day celebration of the heart of the Christian faith: Christ's death and resurrection. The Paschal Triduum begins on the evening of Holy Thursday and concludes with the Evening Prayer (Vespers) of Easter. Thus the Triduum includes Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and reaches it high point at the Great Easter Vigil. The name "Maundy" comes from the Latin antiphon Mandatum Novum, i.e. "a new mandate." This new mandate from Jesus is taken from John 13:34: love one another as I have loved you.

Various traditions and customs are associated with Maundy Thursday, including the reciting of the creed by Catechumens from memory, the washing of feet, reconciliation of penitents, and the consecration of holy oil (chrism). The modern Western Holy Thursday service has an option for the blessing of chrism and the washing of feet. After the Maundy Thursday evening Mass the altars are stripped, the holy water stoups are emptied, and the Blessed Sacrament is carried through the church in procession to a place of reposition,. Traditionally the Pange Lingua (the last two stanzas which are known as Tantum Ergo) is sung during this procession. Adoration of the blessed sacrament for an extended period of time is then encouraged. The consecrated host is then used for Good Friday Masses. The alternate and uncommon name Shear Thursday comes from the ancient custom of trimming one's beard and hair that day as a sign of spiritual preparation for Easter.

History

A special commemoration of the Institution of the Eucharist on the Thursday of Holy Week is first attested to in the documents of the North African Council of Hippo (AD 393). References to Holy Thursday celebrations are abundant after this date. Since 1955 in the Catholic Church, the Maundy Thursday Mass is only celebrated in the evening, although in earlier times as many as three Masses a day were said. Traditionally, Maundy Thursday falls within the Lenten Season, although in post-Vatican II Catholic practice, Maundy Thursday is not liturgically a part of Lent, although it is still reckoned as part of the "forty days of Lent."

above. adapted from: Churchyear

Frequently Asked Questions About Good Thursday

1. What is the Paschal Triduum?
The Paschal Triduum, often called the Easter Triduum or simply the Triduum, consists of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. This includes the Great Easter Vigil, the high point of the Triduum. The word Triduum comes from the Latin word meaning "three days." It begins the evening of Maundy Thursday and ends at Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday. Thus the Triduum consists of three full days which begin and end in the evening. The Triduum technically is not part of Lent (at least liturgically), but Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are still reckoned as part of the traditional forty day Lenten fast. The Triduum celebrates the heart of our faith and salvation: the death and resurrection of Christ, and is thus the high point of the liturgical year.

2. Why Does the Church Celebrate the Institution of the Eucharist on a Thursday?
It is long-held Tradition, based on the Biblical texts, that Jesus died on a Friday and rose from the dead on a Sunday, which would place the Last Supper on a Thursday night. Scripture tells us that Jesus rose from the dead "early on the first day of the week" (Mark 16:2, RSV). It was on the same day (the first day of the week) that Jesus met his apostles on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:1). John also confirms that Jesus rose on a Sunday (John 20:1). The early Church Fathers universally held that Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday, and worshiped on Sunday, "The Lord's Day." The Fathers also testify to the Institution of the Eucharist on a Thursday and a Friday crucifixion of Jesus. Even though Jesus tells us that he was to be in the belly of the earth for three days, in ancient Jewish reckoning, this included partial days, and Jesus' death spanned three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Saint Justin Martyr (writing in 150 AD) testifies to both Sunday worship and a Friday crucifixion of Jesus:

But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead. For He was crucified on the day before that of Saturn (Saturday); and on the day after that of Saturn, which is the day of the Sun, having appeared to His apostles and disciples... (First Apology 67)

The Didache (70-90 AD) also mentions Sunday worship, and fasting on Fridays (likely connected to Jesus' crucifixion that day):

Let not your fasts be with the hypocrites... but fast on the fourth day and the Preparation (Friday)...But every Lord's day gather yourselves together, and break bread, and give thanksgiving after having confessed your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure (8, 14).

The Apostolic Constitutions (late 4th century) verifies the same chronology. Note that, based on Scripture, this document provides the rationale for the dates of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.

And on the fifth day of the week (Thursday), when we had eaten the Passover with Him, and when Judas had dipped his hand into the dish, and received the sop, and was gone out by night, the Lord said to us: "The hour is come that ye shall be dispersed, and shall leave me alone" (V:3:XIV).

...it being the day of the preparation (Friday), they delivered Him to Pilate the Roman governor, accusing Him of many and great things, none of which they could prove...[Jesus] commanded us to fast on the fourth and sixth (Friday) days of the week; the former on account of His being betrayed, and the latter on account of His passion (V:3:XIV, XV).

But when the first day of the week (Sunday) dawned He arose from the dead, and fulfilled those things which before His passion He foretold to us, saying: "The Son of man must continue in the heart of the earth three days and three nights" (V:3:XIV).

Virtually every Church Father who addresses the issue agrees with the traditional dating of a Thursday Last Supper, Friday Crucifixion, and Sunday resurrection. This includes those Church Fathers and writings mentioned above, but also Ignatius (105 AD), Pseudo-Barnabas (120 AD), Clement of Alexandria (195 AD), and many others. This chronology is firmly based on Scripture, and universally verified by Tradition.

adapted from: Churchyear


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Technorati

I just visited Technorati. My old blogspot blogs which are;

http://rubyfotogallery.blogspot.com
http://theworldwidewebaddict.blogspot.com
http://rubysdailynourishment.blogspot.com
are all domains now with the new domain names below;

http://www.rubybenz.com/
http://www.theworldwidewebaddict.rubybenz.com/
http://www.mydailynourishment.rubybenz.com/

As I want to know my authority, I just found out that both have different authorities. My old blogspots sites have higher authority than the domains.. I don't know exactly if I will put Technorati authority of both old and new websites.

What do you think dear Readers esp. bloggers who know about this???

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

PT Appointment

I had a Physical Therapy appointment today. I just like my P'Therapist because she made a very good massage. I got before back pains but since I was having massage and fango, I am feeling very better now. My back pains don't keep on coming back just like before. Oh yeah..guess this is what I got working so hard here in Europe..So now I just stayed at home doing blogging and meeting friends online..hehehe!!

I was before in different PT's but I was not contented and satisfied the way they made the massage. Finally I found the right clinic or Reha as called in German and I am very satisfied with their service.

As I was today in my appointment, it was snowing very hard. I even got some photos which I took as I was in the second floor of the clinic. Hopefully will post it tomorrow once I download it.

Got to sign-off now as I was also not feeling so good having some headache...guess migraine too!! Hope to visit fellow friends bloggers tomorrow when I have time as I also have a lot of errands to do even got another appointment for my gycologist.

Finally thanks guys for keep on visiting me here...will visit you once I got time..Thanks a lot!!!

Wish everyone a nice day in US and evening in Europe!!!God bless us all!!

Debt management Plan

Before I begin I would to share what does debt means???Debt is that which is owed; usually referencing assets owed, but the term can cover other obligations. In the case of assets, debt is a means of using future purchasing power in the present before a summation has been earned. A debt is created when a creditor agrees to lend a sum of assets to a debtor. In modern society, debt is usually granted with expected repayment; in many cases, plus interest.

I believed almost everybody is very familiar with the word debt. My question is; Do you know of somebody who don't have a debt? I guess everyone got one. What do you think??I had to admit that I also have some debts. I built a house in the Philippines last 2004 and some of the money I used there was borrowed in the bank.

Since I was already unemployed we need to have a Debt Management Plan so we can cope-up with all our financial and economic needs. Life in Europe is very expensive especially in Germany. Now that my husband have to provide with all our daily needs, we need to budget everything. I mean only spend the money wisely; like for example not buying things which we really don't need. I myself being an Accountant have to take a consideration of my husband's Income versus Expenses. It simply means don't spend more than you earn. Do you agree with me??

I also find the site cleardebt.co.uk very interesting as they give advices and very good tips about Debt Management. It is a site that helps debtors avoid bankruptcy. Their site is full of resources that will surely help you not to turn into bankruptcy.

What are you waiting for??? Take away your headache and stress..Visit now cleardebt.co.uk!!!

Wordless Wednesday


I always love fruits!! especially the sour n sweet ones..
I love strawberries too!! got some in my garden..
hope spring time is coming soon, so it will grow again.
I usually make strawberry cake out of it..

I Love Rap Hip Hop Music

I always love rap and hip hop music ever since high school. I even got some cd's from some hip hop artists like Fat Joe, 50 Cents, Kanye West and a lot more.. This kind of music simply inspires me and even makes me more alive. I always feel like dancing when I hear it. Well, I even use it during my exercise. I even have a hip hop aerobic CD. I just love it.

I just find this website called rap artists very awesome and interesting. From now on, I don't have to go anywhere shopping for rap hip hop songs or music, instead I can just click rapartists.com in my browser and enjoy it at home. You can choose a lot of Top Albums, Top Artists and even Top Songs which they feature in their site at the comfort of your home.

Do you love rap hip hop songs???? Come with me and let's have fun at rapartist.com.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Funny, Crazy Weather in Germany!!!

Could you imagine what weather we just have now???...I am surprised that it is snowing quick outside. Now comes the sunshine again. Last night was snowing. I thought we already have a spring time.. This morning as we woke up, the sun was shining very nice..Later around noon time, the sky went gray and dark..Now in the afternoon, the sun shines again...My gosh, it was just snowing..And now the snow was gone replaced by sunshine!!

What a funny, crazy weather we have in Germany esp. in the state of Bavaria. Is this something to do with what man do to the environment?? Now the sky turned clear blue again..That's why I mentioned before never trust the weather in Germany..As now the sun slowly disappear again!!! really crazy!! Sometimes we even have the 4 seasons in a day...spring, summer, autumn, and winter...what else do you want???

I believed this is the cause of my migraine??? What do you think experts?? Please give me your opinion!! appreciate it!!! Take care everyone!!

as I am ending writing this blog, the sun goes out again!!!! wheeeewwww!! what a crazy day!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Some Important notice for your health that I like to share with all…

Reduce volume of tea intake, except green tea.
Do not eat bread which has JUST been toasted.
Stay a distance from your charger.
Drink more water in the morning, less at night.
Do not drink coffee twice a day.
Reduce your volume of oily food.
Best sleeping time is from 10 at night to 6 at the morning.
Do not have HUGE meals after 5pm.
Do not take alcohol more than a cup daily.
Do not take capsules with cold water.
Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine before sleeping.
Have 8 hours sleep. Lack of it will make a person stupid.
If you can't get on early morning runs, 5-8 in the afternoon is a great time for jogging.
When battery left last grid, do not answer the phone.
The radiation is 1000 times.
Answer the phone with your left ear.
It'll spoil your brain directly if you use your right ear.
Do not use earphone for long time. Rest your ear a while after 1 hour.


just try these..It might work!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Not so Good day!!

Hi guys, how's everyone!! Sorry not much have time to update my blog for quite some days, as we went out of town to Frankfurt..My husband got some vacation days so we made a little bit trip!! That was quite nice seeing other places again!! We just went home now and I felt so tired even got some migraine again!

The weather was so bad as as we went home so my husband had to drive very carefully!!
Thank God we arrived home safe and sound!!

Alte Nicolaikirche (old St. Nicholas Church), once the Chancellor chapel.
built in 1290 to replace the old court chapel which used to belong to the Saalhof (Court)

Roemerberg in Frankfurt- the oldest historic traces of settlement in Frankfurt are found here.

See you all tomorrows guys, I'm still having a little bit migraine but not so bad as before!! Goodnight!! and take care everyone!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Simply Fishes..Fishes

I always love taking pictures on anything that I see..guess i'm really a photo addict now..oh yeah, that's true..I can't deny that anymore..Last Sunday as we went to Amberg to eat in a Chinese restaurant, I just admire the aquarium they have there.

I remember my aquarium too back in the Philippines. I always love nature..things like this that I always like. I even remember our house in the province, near the sea..when you just look in the clear water you can already see the small fishes swimming..It's so good to the eyes when you witness that beauty of nature..hopefully will go home next time to see it again!! I miss Philippines!!



these photos I took last Sunday!!! very beautiful!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I Hate Termites

I remember my house back in the Philippines which have a lot of termites. I don't know why but I really hate termites. I thought they are just normal animals but they're not. When I visited killthetermites.com, I found out that termites are very dangerous and can bring a lot of damages to your home.

I really found this website very useful and it provides us with lot of informations and guidance on how to eliminate termites not only in our home but also with our other properties especially those that are made up of woods.

So please dear readers before something bad happen to your long hard work investment, I recommend you to visit this site and they will give you all the information to get rid of termites.

Visit them now before it's too late!!!

Simply Widgets

I really like using the widgets before like the feedjit, rankwidget and neo counter but since the attack of pop-ups with Trojan virus which the hacker injected to its html codes, I decided to removed them.. Hopefully will install it again as I really like them.. Feedjit let you know the places where your readers and visitors of your blog coming from. Neocounter simply counts the countries from which visitors are coming from.. Rankwidget let you know your ranking...really awesome widgets...so i see if I install it again.

Reasons for sleeping and waking up early

Evening at 9 - 11pm: is the time for eliminating unnecessary/toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the body's system (lymph nodes). This time should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.

Evening at 11pm - 1am: is the detoxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.
Early morning 1 - 3am: detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5am: detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 - 7am: detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel (usually after waking up- walk around a bit to shake "it" down). Some advice drinking a glass of clean water right after waking up.

Morning 7 - 9am: absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 - 10am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.

TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH, IT'S THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU'LL EVER MAKE-- FOR FREE!


Credit Cards for Bad Credits

With the hard Economic condition now in the United States, a lot of Americans are drown to credits. The only bad thing is that, they cannot pay their credits anymore. Millions are really in financial crisis that they cannot pay back their home loans, car loans, credit cards and other more different kinds of credits. It is really a very sad story but I believed that they must not lost their hope in this kind of situation.

"In every problem, there is always a solution", as the saying goes. With your bad credit cards, you can visit BadCreditOffers.com. It is a free consumer resource that helps those people with bad credit rating. They provide you with the best credit offer that best suits your need. They also provide customers with the top 10 credit cards and are really wanting to help you in all your needs to solve your financial agony.

Regardless of your credit history, BadCreditOffers.com's main purpose is to provide customers with all the knowledge and resources, helping you to find the best credit offer depending on your needs.

Don't hesitate to contact them now!! It's still not too late to build your credit and your family's financial future. They will be glad to serve you!


What a Crazy Day!!


I suppose to have an appointment at my Physical Therapist for massage today. As I woke up around 8am, I felt my head very heavy, so I decided to call them to cancel my appointment. It was raining so hard this morning, a little stormy and really a bad weather.

In short it is a crazy weather today because right now, the sun is shining again. I just went out a while ago picking up the newspaper and some mails outside and the rain starting pouring again. I believed sometimes the cause of my headache and migraine is this crazy weather we have in Germany. What you do think???

So I just spent my day, staying in the house, do some cooking and blog hopping again!!..I guess the pop-ups are all gone now!!! i hope so as I never encountered it during my blog hopping!!! So please dear hackers, I hope you see the hard work we put on our blogs everyday!!! just some respect and do honest work and you will also be rewarded!!!

God bless us all!!!

Awaaaaaaards!!!

I am thankful to my blogger friend Beth for remembering me with this award... Thanks a lot friend!!! muaahhhh!!! hope you have a great day and everybody too!!!









I am passing this to all my wonderful friends bloggers esp. the Bisdak friends!!! Grab it now!!!


Online Casino Links

I believed playing casino is a very interesting and awesome experience. I also play casino every time I visit my friend but me and my husband will drive around 4 hours just to play casino. I even don't know a casino near to us because I live in a small village.

It happened that I browsed an online casino and found out that it offers a lot of online casinos for you to choose from. Imagine you can already play casino at home and enjoy the fun it offers without any hassle to drive anywhere and without the noise disturbance from any other players.

At onlinecasinolinks.com, I believed you find all the casino games you want and it offers great sign-up bonuses. They also offer all casino players with the top 100 of the best online casinos. They even make research and reviews for best casinos, so you won't waste your time and effort trying to find one.

Visit their page now and enjoy playing casino at the very comfort of your home!! Don't forget to click their sign-up bonuses for you to have more fun!!

Wordless Wednesday


taken last Sunday as went to Amberg to eat in the Chinese Restaurant there..
that is the Amberg City hall

Playing Casino Online

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Online casino is a very accessible way of playing casinos in internet without crowds. You can play it right in the comfort of your home. At online-casino-list.com, you can find the best casinos online. They offer the top online casinos worldwide which make it easier and convenient for all casino players. You can play all your favorite games such as Blackjacks, Roulette, Craps, Sport Betting, Slots, Poker and a lot more.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The top five cancer-causing foods!!

TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH, IT'S THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU'LL EVER MAKE-- FOR FREE!

The top five cancer-causing foods are:

1. Hot dogs
Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can't live without hot dogs, buy those made without sodium nitrate.

2. Processed meats and bacon
Also high in the same sodium nitrates found in hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon also contributes to cancer.

3. Doughnuts
Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with white flour, sugar, and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures. Doughnuts, says Adams , may be the worst food you can possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.

4. French fries
Like doughnuts, French fries are made with hydrogenated oils and then fried at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which occur during the frying process. They should be called cancer fries, not French fries,
said Adams .

5. Chips, crackers, and cookies
All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of trans-fats.

Making MOney and more Traffic

I just browsed this site called Buzzfuse.com. It's just easy to join. Once you join, you can upload your favorite photos, videos, blogpost, songs or just anything that comes out of your mind.

The best thing which I really find very exciting is that when you join here, you can earn extra cash and even drive more traffics to your blog and increase its visibility. With Buzzfuse.com, you can have a lot of advantage like also meeting friends online and just simply enjoy by sharing and writing the things that you love and earn extra cash.

Oh, before I forgot, I just signed-in too!!! How about you!!! See you there!!


I am Stress too!!

I guess, I am also stress for the past days until now. Since I got pop-ups last Saturday, I can't no longer sleep good thinking that I lost my blogs the next day I woke up. I tried my best to resolved it and finally yesterday, they are all gone with the help of some blogger friends.

I just felt so tired today, my back ache, my head just ache and my whole body aches... It is just perfect timing that my friend forwarded me an article on how to reduce stress which I also posted here to share it with you. I felt quite relieved but still feel very very tired until now.

So my dear bloggers friends and all friends here , I might not visit you often this week until these pop-ups will be gone. I wrote here yesterday some tips on how to resolve it.. So I am also recommending it to you. I hope it will help a bit as that's what I also did and it worked. hopefully for you too!!
See you all as soon as I can!!..

Dear readers and visitors, thanks a lot for taking your time to visit me here. I really appreciate it!!!

Tschuss!!!

Ways to Stress Reduce!!!

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 Jesus.'
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. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.
'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.
SEND IT FORWARD PLEASE,
blogger friends please grab it!!!

BMW Auto Parts Store

I just find this site very interesting. As I visited it, I discovered that it is an online store which sells different parts of BMW. As I read further, I was amazed that all what they sell are mainly BMW Performance Parts. It is the first time that I discovered an online shop that specialized mainly on carrying BMW Performance Parts such as BMW Body Kits, Accessories, Spoilers, Wheels and a lot more.

If you are looking for BMW Parts for any model, visit now myhotbmw.com and they will be happy to serve you!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Pop-ups Finally Resolved!!Bloggers pls Read!! Important

Guess what happened since last Saturday till Sunday and I guess until now lot of blogs still have pop-ups!! here's some short list!!

I am just sharing this so you might be aware that when this happened to you, your computer will freeze because it was already attacked by viruses...so please check it out..let's just help each other!!..the scary thing is that you might lost your blogs in seconds where you put much hard work!!! The evil might even access your computer and email address which is really very scary and horrible!!!

1. As I opened the first time my computer last Saturday, I wonder it is not the same anymore. I lost some settings on it.
2. As I opened my blogger account, I was terribly shocked because it was redirected to a pop-up advertisements.
3. The screen was totally covered by pop-ups which made the processing very very slow. Sometimes the computer even got frozen and don't processed anymore.
4. As per infos and help of some other friends blogger twinks, Jojo,
and dashing smiles, I was able to resolved it.

Please do the following recommended steps, like what I also did to my blogs!!

1. Immediately remove your 3rd party widgets like feedjit, rankwidget and country counter or neocounter as the hacker hacked these sites so they can come to our blogs.
2. Run immediately your anti virus program to eliminate the so called Trojan virus like what had friend Twinks said.. I also have a Symantec Norton anti-virus..thanks God I found no viruses....I also have a Fire Fox browser which is proven to be one of the best browser.. I already run my anti-virus twice to make it sure. hopefully will run it again tomorrow.
3. also check your documents/computer settings, as I also lost some settings in my computer.
4. I also made a back-up of my my files coz I don't want to lose my blogs as I already made a lot of hard work for these..

For more info you can also visit the blogs of twinks, Jojo, , to give you more infos as I am also not a computer expert but I am happy that I was able to resolved it...I hope it's not coming again!!! Let's just help each other for a common purpose..

I just hope and pray that this so called hackers will realize how much hard work we made for our blogs..and they just let pop-ups there so they can earn money..

Please fellow bloggers do something now for your blogs before it is too late...

Sorry to say, I might not make visits as often anymore this week because of these pop-ups and viruses running thru bloggers...might probably bloghopping after a week...

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Annoying Pop-ups

I was annoyed and shocked (galagot pa jud) yesterday coz a lot of pop-ups were coming up to my computer everytime I open a new window or visit some blogs!! I was even annoyed that when I opened blogger.com and signed-in, I was redirected to a new advert window..I thought my computer was already attacked by virus or already got hacked!! (Binuang kaayo..makalagot..hehehe)..I heard from some bloggers that they also have the same problem.

The hacker used the Feedjit script in his/her blog as what my sweet friend sistah Twinks said in her blog. The blog genius Carlota also told me to check my HTML codes in my blogs. But anyway, I was not able to do it besides that I just read her email response now..sorry dear friend but thanks for the info..your really a genius. Thanks a lot guys for your never ending support and infos.. really appreciated it!!..(abi pa jud nako mao ning mga kanahan nga mu-add ra sa ako linker unya di mubalos ug add nako..makalagot pud..hehehe)

And yesterday, I already removed my linker/linkmeup in my 3 blogs ; My Daily Nourishment, Euroangel Graffiti and The WorldWideWeb Addict because almost blogs there did not reciprocate by also adding mine to their blogs.

I am on the process of working on my linker here. If I found out that a lot also did not reciprocate, I might ended up removing this too..So check it out guys if you add your links here or planning to add it..Don't bother to add if you don't reciprocate!!!

If you want to be included in my normal links, just let me know and I would be happy to do so ..but please don't forget to add me too..If it happens that I forgot to add you, please just remind me again and I will try to attend to you asap!!

Lastly, I want to extend my gratitude to everyone who keeps on visiting me here..I am really happy to see your presence here..

Wish you all a very great Sunday!!!

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