Jun 30, 2008

Use The Best Sunscreen

Summer is fun. We think of having picnics, go to camping, bright shorty shorts, colorful flip flops, bikinis, the beach, and the sun. And we enjoy doing stuff outdoors. We feel alive and always excited as we go along with our daily runs.

Though we like the bright sun this time of the year, we cannot avoid to be exposed to Ultraviolet lights of the sun. UVA lights from the sun can damage the skin that causes premature aging, sunburn, and even the risk of skin cancer. Thus, using the best sun protection products like sunscreens reduces the possibility of the mentioned risks. Anytime you step outside, your skin will need SPF 15 — and even higher if you’ll be in the sun. These formulas are gentle and nongreasy and block both UVA and UVB rays. You should get the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 85, $10Sweatproof and water-resistant, the powder-based lotion won’t leave skin shiny, and its SPF is unbeatable. This is best for the whole family.
In addition, here are some tips that might help to reduce skin damage and skin cancer.
  1. Minimize sun exposure at midday and between the hours of 10:00AM and 3:00PM. - I heard about this from the expert. Since the sun's heat is at its peak during these times, over sun exposure is not advisable.
  2. Use lip balm with SPF 15 or higher every day of the year to protect your lips. - It will also help moisturize your lips.
  3. Do not be fooled by clouds. - Even if it is cloudy between the hours mentioned above, ultraviolet rays still penetrate the clouds.
  4. Reapply sunscreen every two hours as possible. - Some sunscreens states to be waterproof, they will be wiped off on a towel or even sweat.

We should always remember that prevention is better than cure.

Jun 29, 2008

Tag: Travel to Seven Continents

I was tagged by Jam this time.
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Rules :
1. Start Copy from "Begin Copy" until "End Copy".
2. Put your blog's name and url write in which continent you live, add the country you live in. Example : MarlyMS (Texas)
3. Leave your url post in here and I will add you to the Master List.
4. Please help spread this tag by tagging your friends as much as you can.
5. Please play fair! If you have more than one blog, you can participate all your blogs for this tag. BUT you will have to post this tag to all your blogs as well. So, please. Do not cheat!
6. Please come back again to copy the update of the master list, often. This process will help new participants to get the same gains as the first participants.
7. Do not forget to use the banner at your post, you can save as or you can just copy the code in here.

Master List: A. Asia : 1. Moms... Check Nyo (Philippines) 2. Aeirin's Collections (Philippines) 3. Jenny and Belle(Philippines) 4. Hailey's Beats and Bits (Philippines) 5. Appleofmyeyes(Saudi Arabia) 6. Deranged Insanity (Philippines) 7. your turnB. Australia : 1.C. Afrika : 1. your turnD. North Amerika : 1. Simple Life, Simply Me (USA) 2. Pinaymama's Diary (USA) 3. 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires (USA) 4.Traipsey Turvey (USA) 5. Dabawenyako (USA) 6. Icelog (USA) 7. Journey And Journal [USA]8. Life is A Gift [USA]9. Tasteful Voyage (USA) 10. A Mom's Note (USA) 11. Filipino love stories (USA) 12. Life: Thoughts & Inspirations (USA) 13. MharMS (Texas, USA) 14. your turn E. South Amerika : 1. your turn F. Europe : 1. My Imaginary Travels (Netherlands) 2. Juliana's Site (Netherlands) 3. Picturing of Life (Netherlands) 4. your turn G. Antarctica : 1. your turn
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As usual, I am tagging everybody in my Blog Roll.

Jun 27, 2008

Extra Charges When You Fly

It is so surprising that an airline will impose new charges on air travel. I read in the news says that there will be no free drinks the next time you fly. What???

"Better get used to carrying lots of singles. US Airways is now terminating free drink service. No, not free mini bottles of Jim Beam and cheap Chardonnay, we're talking about all drinks, including soda, fruit juice, coffee, and bottled water, which will soon cost $2 each. Presumably tap water, which may or may not be contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria, will still be free. The move is the latest way airlines are attempting to fight rapidly rising fuel prices in a disastrous economic climate. In recent months, the extra fees have come fast and furious. First came extra charges for your second piece of luggage, then came a charge for your first bag. That's not to mention extra fees for choosing your own seat, curbside check-in, booking using frequent flier miles, and the cost of the Santa Fe chicken sandwich." Read more...

I think it is getting ridiculous and unreasonable.

Jun 26, 2008

Names Hidden Meaning Quiz

What Marly 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 are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder
what your secret to life is.

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.

Lovely Red Rose For Me

Whenever somebody gives me a flower, happiness fills my heart. I feel I am cherished. My husband does give me flowers and he knows roses are my favorite. Or else I will be jokingly singing, "You don't bring me flowers anymore..." (Smiles).

Jun 25, 2008


Thanks a bunch Del for the tag.

This is so simple. Just have fun answering the questions. And at the end of the post, the participant tags six bloggers and posts their names. Then goes to their blog and leave a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you have posted your answer.

1. What am I doing 10 years ago?
>I was a working student 10 years ago.
2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today?
> Freshen up
> Cook dinner
> Hang out with hubby
>Visiting blogs/blogging
>Play poker
3. Snacks I enjoy...
>Anything available inside the fridge
4. Places I’ve lived...
5. Things I’d do if I were a billionaire...
>Travel around the world
6. People I want to know more about
>My celebrity idols
>The bloggers in my Blog Roll

As usual, I want to share this tag. But I want not just six people to share with...I want to tag all the bloggers in my Blog Roll.

Jun 24, 2008

Just A Quick But Useful Thought

Eversince I was a kid I am so fond of electronics technology. I wanted to enjoy using computers, play station, i-pods, walkmans, and my cousins do. Mobile phones are one of my favorites too. I always want to know new innovations beyond the wired world. So far, I am doing good and still learning. It is fun!
However, there are people who are spending most of their time on these gadgets. For example: playing play station almost the whole day, texting non-sense, and other unsignificant things. I think these people must make their time worthwhile. They should appreciate the people around them and appreciate new alternative hobbies other than straining fingers on these things. Sometimes it affects the attitude too.
I know this is our chance to enjoy technology's offer to a curious individual like me but we should know our limitations. It doesn't cost anything to practice good ethics.

Switch to the New Smartphone

You might want to experience the satisfying convenience in the new Blackberry Bold smartphone like I do. With its elegant design, you will definitely expect its reliability. The Blackberry Bold comes with the following remarkable features that suits you.
>Email, Phone, and Internet Messaging
>Camera and Video recording
>Fast Performance
>GPS and BlackBerry Maps
>Wi-Fi Technology

You will surely fall in love with its 'qwerty' keypad layout and dazzling display.

Jun 23, 2008


Tag accepted from Enday.

1. Determine your birthday month and get a word that rhymes with it or you can affix to it.
Caps lock your birth month (e.g. MAYday, JUNE dune, APRILicious, JULYvely, AUGUST pocus, parched MARCH). Be unique.
2. Your birth month plus the word affixed or rhymed shall become the tag’s title in your case.
3. Get your birthday and add the digits involved. Example, if your birthday falls on the 25th of July, add 2 and 5 you get 7.
4. Whatever is the sum, write a list of the gifts you wish to receive, the number of which shall correspond to the sum of your birthday. For example, applying the case above (in rule number 3), you will write seven (7) things you wish to receive.
5. After your wish list, put your name and birthday in the Bloggers’ Birthday Directory, with a link to your blog/s.
Note: when you add your birthday, please place it in a way that the dates appear chronological (January, February… 1, 2, 3)
6. Pass this tag meme by tagging as many people as you want.

My goodness! I think I owe everyone a tag and now I am posting another one. Whew! I have a lot of posts lined up. My mind is getting pretty busy and now I am dealing with numbers again. Gulp!

1. Anyways, my birth month is January so I have to rhyme it with something. What do you think?
2. 'Got one, JANUARYhotty. This is cool for me, I think.
3. Birthday is 29. So 2+9=11. It is going to be a lot in my wish list huh.
4. The wishlist. Try to be patient scrolling with this one. Here it goes:
- Many more birthdays to come, of course.
- Good health
- Successful married life
- Harmony within family relationship
- to be safe at all times
- dream house
- stable job
- to have kids
- trustworthy friends
- travel opportunities
- income opportunities
5. Bloggers' Birthday Directory: January 29-Marly /February 18 - Nancy /February 20 - Caryl /February 23 - Jammy /March 7 - Mari /March 28 - Jaja Nicotine/ April 13 - Tere/ April 29 - ENDAY/ May 3 - Vannie /May 8 - Joan Joyce /May 27 - Zang Caesar /July 16 - Chesca /August 27 - Francine La Place de Cherie Cherie /September 1 - Lynn /September 2 - Chikai /September 30 - Mckhoii /October 2 - Hailey /December 18 - Joshua Ong YS /December 19 - Alpha /
6. It says "tag as many as you want". There, without giving myself difficulties, I am passing this tag to all of my co-bloggers in my Blog Roll. Have fun!

Jun 22, 2008

Top Laptop Picks

A laptop computer is a convenient portable computer that has achieved wide popularity with people who travel a lot, study in coffee shops, and particularly for those who enjoy the space saving design. Laptop computers have come a long way with optional features like camera for video chatting, wi-fi technology capability, Bluetooth reader, or a huge space saving.

I am a computer user for years. From the computer varieties I have used before, I find Dell more reliable and efficient. Dell has great offers on laptops today. They come in high-definition widescreens, colors that fits individual personality, and affordable deals that makes it the popular pick.

A quick tip: When buying a laptop computer, think about the best size and weight for your portability needs.

Jun 21, 2008

Tag: Beauty Secret

The tag is from one blogger in my roll. And I am sharing here too.

  • My Foundation: Ultimate Cover Girl
  • My Mascara: Revlon
  • My Blush: Cover Girl Blush
  • My Day Cream: Olay
  • My Lipstick: Avon
  • My Essential Beauty Product: Olay
  • My favorite Make-up product: Cover Girl, Avon
  • My Perfume: Estee Lauder, Lacoste, Dream Angel's Heavenly by VS, Bulgari
  • My Nails: I prefer it to be colorless
  • My Feet: Bath & Body Works Spa
  • My hands: Bath & Body Works Lotion
  • Women I admire for their beauty: Marilyn Monroe, Brooke Shields, Nicole Kidman, Dina Bonnevie
  • Women with the best Sense of Style: Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Heidi Klum
  • My ultimate dream: Regular vacations and have a happy family
  • My Favorite Fashion Publication: Brides magazine, Glamour
Now I am passing this tag to all the bloggers in my Blog Roll.

Jun 8, 2008

Free Paper

It's Saturday. As usual, Steve and I drove out of town for a weekend visit to our house for sale in Nevada. We stopped by at Denny's for breakfast. I saw a free reading material and I decided to get one since it's about one and a half hour drive to the house. I don't want to get bored and sleepy inside the Chevrolet Silverado truck. Besides, eating a heavy breakfast makes us sleepy.
Anyways, the free paper I got is called the Coffee News. I found out that this single-sheet reading material is the large publication worldwide. Distributions are done every week here in Forth Worth. It contains news articles, upcoming events (in the city), and ads that are printed in a 11x17 sheet of paper (front and back), and it has new editions weekly. In fact, it has horoscope and humor section too!
I looked up in the horoscope section and here's the read:
Libra - "You really put your heart and efforts into helping others now. A generous spirit is brougth forth in you, nurturing to your close relationships." (for Steve)
Aquarius - "This is a very good time to go to the theater or social gathering. You will want to see beautiful things and exchange pleasantries with others." (for me)
Well, Steve's horoscope is kind of right somehow. He has been busy with work this week and comes home late. Mine? Amazing! I am invited and decided to go to a Pool Party in the afternoon.
Horoscope Source, Fort Worth-Cityview Edition
Vol. 2, No. 22 for June 9, 2008