Sunday, October 31, 2010


Philippines is almost a day ahead of my local time so last night I celebrated Halloween with my friends online some from Philippines and some in U.S. I only managed to get screen caption of the web cam Halloween Party. Tonight I will be sharing it again online while giving away treats to kids visiting for trick or treats. Happy Halloween everyone Read More......

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Award Of Awareness

Awareness Award Button

pink ribbon
Thanks to Holly Of Diamond Potential for the award. When I posted the Pink Ribbon Challenge to Support Breast Cancer Awareness month I did not expect anything in return but pass along the very good cause to help give one woman a free mammogram by clicking the pink ribbon. Since October is almost gone and the demand still remains I decided to leave the pink ribbon though I will close the linky this weekend. Thanks to everyone that participated! Please do continue to click on the pink ribbon everyday. This month, the pink ribbon sponsors will double the amount of clicks collected. So, in a little way we can help. Your click is still very important. Read More......

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Philippine Labor Attache SCOLDS Distressed OFW in Hong Kong

I just can't help but feel upset after I saw these videos that was shared to me by my girlfriend who used to work in Hong Kong and told me this video is a reality of how Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) are treated specially in Hong Kong. I just can't imagine how many fellow Filipinos that went through the same abuse and feel left out because the appointed officials that suppose to help and advocate for our OFW failed to do their job. Romulo Salud raised his voice he still there anyways if he is not doing his job? It is sad how our own appointed officials don't do anything to assist Agnes Tenorio and stick up for her right. A lot of our OFW leave the country and left behind a big financial responsibilities so going back to PI is not really of best interest for Agnes Tenorio. Watch Video 1 and Watch Video 2 Read More......

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chikay Visited Centre Island in Toronto

Centre Island
Centre Island, Toronto
Centre Island is a parkland or little island just off the shore from downtown Toronto. It is locals best secret, just take a few minutes ferry ride and you gonna see the Centreville Amusement Park and ride bicycle or just go for walk and enjoy the scenery and watch Toronto City from the distance. So next time you visit Toronto, visit Centre Island and check out Centreville amusement Park.

the ferry dock

Toronto View From Centre Island

The color of fall
enjoying my day 
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Friday, October 22, 2010

How to Perform a Nasal Irrigation

If you have runny nose, flush it out. I wanted to share how to perform nasal irrigation or nasal clease. It may look weird but it is effective and is recommended by doctors. It is a simple saline solution which am gonna share today.
  • Saline (salt water) washes the mucus and irritants from your nose.
  • The sinus passages are moisturized.
  • Studies have shown  that a nasal irrigation improves cell function (the cells that have fine filaments to move the mucus work better.
You will need:

  • 1 quart glass jar that is thoroughly cleansed.
  • Fill with warm water (not hot) not necessarily to boil the water 
  • Add 1 - 1½ heaping teaspoons of salt (pickling/kosher/canning salt) do not use table salt because it contains large amount of additives.
  • Add 1 teaspoon baking soda (pure bicarbonate) Mix ingredients together and store at room temperature. 
Discard after 1 week if not used .
 It is recommended to irrigate your nose once or twice a day. You can use bulb/ear syringe, large medical syringe (30 cc) , water pick with irrigation tip, squeeze bottle or Neti pot. syringe or pick or anything plastic should be sterilized frequently or replaced at least every 2 weeks to avoid contamination and secondary infection. Always pour the amount of fluid you plan to use into a clean bowl . You may warm up the solution but make sure not too hot. Bend over the sink and squirt the solution or let gravity flow if using a irrigation pot aiming the stream towards the back of your head ,NOT the top of your head. It will not harm you if you swallow a little. If you have been told to use nasal medication, you should always use the saline first. The nasal medication is much more effective when sprayed onto clean nasal membranes. Some people may experience a little burning sensation the first few times they use buffered saline solution, but this usually goes away after they adapt to it .

(This was recommended to me by my Physician and instruction given to me. I would like to share this how effective it was for me as I was suffering from viral infection on my nose for months and this is the only thing that worked for me)
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Facts about Antibiotics

Parents usually get panic or get helpless when their child get symptoms like colds ,coughs, ear infection and sore throat. Often times they think and expect antibiotic would solve the problem but antibiotics are not always the answer to cure these symptoms. I post this specially to parents that live in the Philippines where antibiotics are dispensed over-the-counter not even needing prescription. As a child that was raised back in the Philippines I have been a victim of miss treatment of a simple ear infection.  Parents be advised that
  • Antibiotics are not used for bacterial infections. 
  • When your child  had cough or cold she probably has viral infection.
  • Common viral infection such as coughs, sore throat or colds cannot be cured by taking antibiotics.
  • Use of antibiotics when not needed can harm  your child.
  • Ask Physician if you think that your child might need antibiotic. (DO NOT SELF-MEDICATE)
  • Hand washing is still the single best way to prevent the spread of illness. 
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

How Make the Most Use of Your Mobile Minutes

Integrating my Skype with mobile minutes and enjoy unlimited world calling. Not many users specially people with AT&T service providers that AT&T offers "A-list" on selected plans. Current Individual plans 900+ minutes ($59.99 and over) per month, and Current FamilyTalk plans 1400+ minutes ($89.99 and over) per month. What it does is allowing you to pick 5 numbers (for individual plan) or 10 numbers (family plan) you can frequently call and enjoy the unlimited calling to that number without using your Mobile to Mobile, or Rollover® minutes. If you are currently in the plan mentioned above just update online and add any domestic number, on any network – including landline numbers to your a-list and enjoy unlimited calling. You can also do the same with "pick five friends" and "my faves" of T-mobile. Then I actually added my Skype mobile to go number to "my faves" or "a-list" so I can dial it like using a phone card. So with my Skype World plan, I can call that Skype mobile number and dial any number from the 36 countries included in my Skype subscription. Now that is how I integrate my mobile minutes and Skype subscription to call World (36 countries).
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

First Award - Versatile Blogger Award

I want to thank Jenny of Jennyholic for naming me one of her picks for the Versatile Blogger Award .This is my first award yey! You are awesome! There are a lot of Versatile blogger out thereand I have came across some cool sites and their post definitely need recognition too. I may not know them personally but based on their posts, I would pass these Versatile Blogger Award to :

versatile blogger award

Elvira's Roundabout
Elai's Precious Angels
Josie's Window
Free Money Maker
Lifestyle and Homemaking
Simply Happy Life
Ria's World
MJM:The Ilumin Siblings

For those I have passed on this award, here's what you should do next:
- Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
- PASS Along to 10 Bloggers who you recently discovered and think are fabulous.
- Contact the bloggers you chose and let them know about the award.

Things About Me:
1. Butchie and Chikay love to travel.
2. We used to spend hours chatting.
3. (Butchie) No one seems to believe that I am shy.
4. (Butchie) My dogs sleep in my bed.
5. (Butchie) Collects coins and stamps
6. We met online, became friends and now engaged.
7. (Chikay) Just moved in to Toronto 3 months ago. Read More......

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Chikay's Chudleigh's Apple Farm Getaway

Chudleigh's Apple Picking
Last weekend I (Chikay) went to Chudleigh's Apple Farm to experience apple picking with some friends. Since I am just here in Toronto for about three months, this is really my first experience. My friend invited me to go so I went and I'm really glad I did. It was fun and I even got to go home the delicious Chudleigh's Apple pie on top of the Red Delicious apples I picked.

Chudleigh's Apple Picking

nerissa macabenta

Chudleigh's Apple Picking

Chudleigh's Apple Picking

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Importance of GPS Device

I am fond of  practical gadgets and gizmos. Like GPS device , I first used it as an application to a blackberry 5 years ago when I first visited Toronto. I was very impressed how useful it was although it was just an add on to a blackberry , I have to pay for using the apps and the screen was not quite as big as I wanted it. So later on I bought myself a TOMTOM XL, I got the bigger screen and way lot more POI (points of interest) hightlighted. Of course am comparing a 4 years difference in technology. I choose TomTom XL over Garmin for the fact that TomTom actually have Canada map pre-installed and don't have to pay extra for the map. I was not sure if Garmin really allow Canada map to be downloaded for free. My only mistake using GPS is I rely too much on GPS device.It actually redirect my routes when I missed my turn and guided me to find open space parking. I still recommend glancing at the map or at least preview your route before you start driving unless you know a little bit about your current location. I feel so dumb and feels like driving blind-folded not knowing where I actually was although I am very pleased and satisfied with TomTom GPS device and saved my day several times. Read More......

Friday, October 1, 2010

September Top Entrecard Dropper

Once again I would like to thank everyone that visited my page and most specially to the top dropper that help build up my traffic. You guys are awesome!

Dropper# of drops
elai's precious angels31
elai's haven31
Bible Examples30
Sage Mike Prattles30
Serian Man30
Stuff and Nonsense29
Shalampax Speaks29
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