Friday, August 27, 2010

Meet The Top 10 July 2010 Nurses

It's official! The PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) has released the results of the July 2010 Nursing Board Exam in the Philippines last August 27, 2010. The board exam took place in Manila, Baguio and other testing centers all over the Philippines last July 3 and 4. Out of the 91,008 examinees, only 37,679 passed, that's a 41.40% passing rate.

And for the first time after three times, a male graduate tops the Nursing Board Exam. Ryan Abogado Oliva is a graduate of the Ateneo de Naga University with a passing rate of 86.80.

If you want to know whether you or your friends passed the Nursing Board Exam, check out the PRC Board Exam Results Philippines website.

To all the new Philippine nurses, Congratulations for a job well done!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cups and Lowercase Gets A Makeoever!

Yes, my dears! This blog just had a makeover and what can I say? It's just plain FANTASTIC and WONDERFUL! Thanks a lot to the very able and creative Marce Kaye of WAHMaholic Blog Designs who practically finished everything in just one day! Okay, it's actually not just one day, if you consider everything but Kaye and I did finalize everything in just one sitting. She is so like a fairy with her magic skills at html scripts. I have a request to change this and that, after a few seconds, I get to see the preview of my requested changes. Ain't that super great!

I so loved the new layout. Even my blogger friends think so too!
  • Clarissa Love the layout,Mommy Kikamz!Thumbs up to K!!

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  • bonz nice layout!

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  • Yami Nice layout marce. Good job Marce K! :)

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  • fedhz woot woot. congrats marce

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It is just what I exactly had in mind... And I have Marce Kaye to thank for! Once again marce, thanks for being so good at what you are doing. May you continue to have more blogger customers! I love you Marce!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Sony Cybershot W350

I have always wanted to give my parents a compact digital camera for their 60th Birthday. My father just turned 60 last 12th August and my mother will turn 60 this coming 4th September. Why do I want to give them a digital camera? Because I wanted to see photos of them enjoying their trips, or just having a simple family gathering in vivid colors. I am the only one separated them and even though I cannot be there to celebrate birthdays and family gatherings with them, I could at least see them in photos. That is enough for me. For now.

And so the search is on for THE digital camera and I ended up choosing the Sony Cybershot W350. It has got the following features:
14.1 Mega Pixel W Series 4x Optical Zoom Cyber-shot (Silver)
Sophisticated 14.1 megapixels camera with metal finish and lustrous spiral hairline design. Bundled with Sweep Panorama functionality and BIONZ Image Processor that captures amazing panoramic pictures effortlessly.
  • Carl Zeiss® Vario Tessar lens
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • 14.1 Mega Pixels
  • 26mm Wide angle lens
  • 4x Optical Zoom
  • Sweep Panorama
They are planning to go on a trip to Bohol on my mom's birthday. I am excited to see their photos on Facebook. I am conspiring with my sister to purchase this camera and to keep this a secret from my mom. Thanks to my online earnings, I am finally able to buy this one for them. I hope they will receive the camera soon.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Fill Ins #1

It's my first time to join Friday Fill Ins. I hope I get this right and be able to join on a regular basis.

1. Music is food for the soul.

2. Feeling the warmth of my sleeping Hubby and little girl is what I like first thing in the morning.

3. The first thing I said this morning was: Morgen schatz. It means "good morning sweetheart".

4. Nothing:  it's what's for dinner tonight. I didn't cook because we had dinner at a friend's house. :D

5. It's all been three years, one month and five days (?) since Hubby and I went on a movie date.

6. Cuddling is what I feel like doing right now.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to seeing friends, tomorrow my plans include working on my pending online work and Sunday, I want to treat Hubby to a foot scrub courtesy of me!

More fun, witty, smart, great fill ins when you click on the badge below! Join us every Friday.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fortify Your Mind and Body

We learned at school the importance of vitamins in our body. Perhaps you may still remember what they are, perhaps not. Although I try to eat nutritious food every single day, my daily intake of vitamins just isn't enough. The solution: I take multivitamin supplements to get my daily dose of vitamins. As a mom and wife, I cannot afford to get sick.

Anyway, do you know that there are 13 vitamins that your body absolutely needs? Yes, the dreaded number 13 is not unlucky after all. These 13 vitamins are: vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate).

While these vitamins are essential, one must also remember that our body only needs a certain amount. Too much of something is bad enough, as the song goes... How to detect if you you've had too much of a certain vitamin? Below are some side-effects that are sometimes associated with taking too much of a vitamin:

Fat-soluble Vitamins
  • A (retinol, retinal, retinoic acid): Nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, clumsiness, birth defects, liver problems, possible risk of osteoporosis. You may be at greater risk of these effects if you drink high amounts of alcohol or you have liver problems, high cholesterol levels or don't get enough protein.
  • D (calciferol): Nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, weight loss, confusion, heart rhythm problems, deposits of calcium and phosphate in soft tissues.
If you take blood thinners, talk to your doctor before taking vitamin E or vitamin K pills.

Water-soluble Vitamins
  • B-3 (niacin): flushing, redness of the skin, upset stomach.
  • B-6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine): Nerve damage to the limbs, which may cause numbness, trouble walking, and pain.
  • C (ascorbic acid): Upset stomach, kidney stones, increased iron absorption.
  • Folic Acid (folate): High levels may, especially in older adults, hide signs of B-12 deficiency, a condition that can cause nerve damage.
Taking too much of a vitamin can also cause problems with some medical tests or interfere with how some drugs work.

Source: USFDA

I wish you all good health. Take care!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cebu Pacific Flights As Low As Php499

Cebu Pacific Philippines has just announced its latest seat sale for their AirBUS planes. Beginning today until August 11, 2010 or until seats last, BUS passengers can avail of 'Go Lite' seats for as low as Php499 to select destinations from Manila for travels from October 1 to November 30, 2010.

 Here's more of the seat sale announcement:
For only P499 'Go Lite', guests can now enjoy the convenience of plane travel from Manila to Bacolod, Catarman, Calbayog, Cauayan (Isabela), Cebu, Iloilo, Kalibo, Laoag, Legaspi, Naga, San Jose (Mindoro), Tuguegarao and vice versa. This P499 'Go Lite' fare is also available for Davao to Cagayan de Oro guests.
Those traveling from Manila to Tacloban, Tagbilaran and Roxas may avail of the P599 'Go Lite' fare, while those hitting the beaches of Boracay (Caticlan) from Manila and Cebu may get the P899 'Go Lite' fare.  For Manila to Dumaguete guests, you may also enjoy the P899 'Go Lite' fare.
International 'Go Lite' seats included in this sale are P999 'Go Lite' seats from Manila to Kota Kinabalu, P1,499 'Go Lite' seats from Manila to Brunei and Ho Chi Minh and P1,999 'Go Lite' seats from Manila to Kuala Lumpur.
So if you are planning to relax and go sightseeing in one of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines, check out the Cebu Pacific website at

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