Monday, 23 January 2012
That would be: Dates.
The kind of benefits one gains from consuming that fruit are abundant (most likely countless) and here's a list of some of said benefits:
1- Dates prevent:
b- From having protruding eyes.
c- Strokes as well as diseases of the heart.
d- Hemorrhage during pregnancy and at least reduces it after childbirth.
2- Protect against:
c- Food poisoning.
3- Help with:
a- Lowering the level of one's cholestrol.
b- Calming one's nerves. Restlessness. Nervousness.
c- Iron-defiency (Anemia)
d- Shortness of breath and Asthma (whether in the form of a paste or having it boiled in water.)
f- Lowering blood-pressure.
g- One's bowel movements.
i- Improving one's hear-muscles.
j- Getting contractions in a regular pace and, generally, having a smooth-enough delivery.
k- Since it also contains estrogen, it helps the ovaries function properly.
a- Rheumatic diseases.
b- Inflammations: Skin, Mucous membranes, Joints.
c- Heart palpitations.
e- Loss of appetite
f- One's inability to concentrate.
g- Rickets (in children) and osteomalacia (in adults) which are two forms of a metabolic bone disease.
h- Diseases of the digestive system. All kinds of them. Intestinal parasites, included. ( See: Tip, below. )
i- Dryness of both the skin and coronia of the eye.
j- Exhaustion of the eyes.
k- Hair loss.
l- Sexual impotence.
m- Common cold.
n- It clears-up the skin (from red-patches, etc.)
p- Gum diseases.
q- The capillaries, the muscles and cartilage from being weak.
r- Nyctalopia: The inability to see during the night.
Not to mention that dates cleanse the liver and lungs and, cleans the kidneys (Kidney-stones no more.); and, it slows-down the signs of
Many of the aforementioned benefits are the direct result of Leveling one's PH back to the way it should (reason for the imbalance seems
to be the bad kind of carbs: bread and the like.)
In general, dates are key for overall well-being.
Tip: Have 7, twice: Early in the morning before anything else and, after sunset.
Caution! People who are over-weight and/or have diabetes should check with their doctor first.
Albeit from what I read they shouldn't consume them at all.
Hopefully this post is helpful. And even though it's probably a given, the information listed above are not of my own findings.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
I had an interesting day, today. It was pretty long, too. But nobody cares about that. Anyway. I had a midterm and it went quite well, really*. I love it whenever I get that feeling like there isn't going to be a question stopping me from completing an exam the way I should. Especially since the one before was ridiculous. And, assuming what I *thought* to be the right answers are, in fact, right (because you never really know with them essay questions; the amount of detail they want and all. Oh well.) The thing is, I kept on writing for an hour. I don't know about anyone else, but it's silly. Not to mention that once you get that sense of reality again, your wrist just doesn't feel... right the way it did the moment you first started answering that lovely exam. That's why I should never write the answers with a pencil first, only to write it all over again with a pen!
On the other hand, it was a pretty clean paper; felt like a real student. ( I know. I know. That's no real proof.)
Yes. As real as the one who did that.
And no, that's not why I consider this day to be an 'interesting' one.
I hope everyone's having a pleasant day/night/evening.
And may the new year be filled with happy moments for you as well as for your loved ones.
* Not that anyone cares about that, either. xD
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
....Today, I had to deal with the real world; with complete strangers-- all for one of my classes. My group and I had to conduct a survey about one of the restaurants here and so, today was the day -- can't escape it; not anymore. It's located within the mall so I spent a couple of hours hanging around with someone while trying to spot the potential victims; the ones who will do the survey because they're oh-so-nice *evil smile* Soon enough, I was done with most of them; just a couple to go! By then, it was time for the place to open (I was there rather early; it opens at 1 pm) my partner in crime suggested to find the lucky duo in there; I went for it. We picked a table; got served a beverage and, that's when the waiter noticed a copy of the survey and chuckled; looking quite amused by it. He asked me what's it about and such. I answered his questions and then he went about doing his job. I finally went ahead and approached a couple of young ladies (the poor souls never saw it coming) and they kindly agreed to do it (you know, they had time on their hands waiting for their order and such) as I was sitting somewhat near them waiting. At the corner of my eye I saw some of the waiters hovering next to me; glancing at each other like they're up to something, and that's when one of them decided to come over and asked if he could take a look at it; I handed it to him and as he went back to where he was (few feets away from me), pretty much all of the waiters there gathered around him, trying to satisfy their curiosity-- I just wanted to laugh out loud-- I had no idea someone would be that interested in something like that; let alone a group of people! The whole situation was just too cute. But then, someone else noticed my little survey; I guess he's the supervisor because he started to ask me few questions, wondering if I had permission from the 'head office'or not. I told him the truth; he informed me that's not OK for me to do so; I smiled and nodded my head --Phew! Glad they were the final two!
It's been a long, long day. Whoever bothered to read thus far; I hope you're having a great day. If you're from Australia; what are you doing here? Sleep!
Good night World
P.S: You'd think I had 100 copies of it or something; when in reality, I only had to find 10 people to do it.
Saturday, 06 November 2010
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Languages; how we form phrases, how we choose words that are suitable for what we mean to say, and having an impeccable grammar are all part of a wonderful gift that everyone would be grateful to possess. Only it's one which many fail to acquire, including myself.... Wait, that's besides the point. Anyways, here's something I read earlier in the day:
[Note: The following examples are real, and if your grammar skills dropped a notch after reading them, well, whatever it is that you plan on doing, you can't sue me!*]
Funny English from Around The World!
Cocktail lounge, Norway:
Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar. (But, ..it's labour time!)
Dry cleaners, Bangkok:
Drop your trousers here for the best results. (Drop them now, mr!)
In a Nairobi restaurant:
Customers who find our waitresses rude ought to see the manager. (He's even worse? :O )
On the main road to Mombassa, leaving Nairobi:
Take Notice: When this sign is under water, this road is impassable. ( Nuh uh! Me is going to see for herself if she ever stepped a foot in that place.)
On a poster at Kencom:
Are you an adult that can not read? If so, we can help. ( Somehow, everyone who can actually read poster is going to disagree with that statement.)
In a city restaurant:
Open seven days a week and weekends. ( So, there's actually 9 days a week? -- Explains a lot! )
In a cemetery:
Persons are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own graves. ( o.o! Why thank you for being so, so kind!)
Tokyo hotel's rules and regulations:
Guests are requested not to smoke or do other disgusting behaviours in bed. (Define disgusting ;) )
You are invited to take advantage of the chamber-maid. (Poor maid - me knows where that person's mind were at the moment they made that note.)
In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery:
You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily. Except thursday. ( Talk about hard work! Glad they're taking atleast a day off.)
Airline ticket office, Copenhagen:
We take your bags and send them in all directions. ( Just what every passenger needs to know! )
Hope you liked them. Maybe you've read them before, maybe not, but picture yourself in a classroom where the professor asks different students to read one of the above phrases out loud, for everyone to hear. Oh yeah. The whole class tried it's best not to laugh out loud at some of those, and some of us failed miserably at doing just that!
And to top it off, he got to be atleast 60, bless his heart. Somehow, that alone made everything all the more funny and awkward. But we loved it none-the-less.
Just incase you were wondering, yes, there's a point in all of this; he wanted to show just how important for us human beings to know how to communicate with eachother properly, because mistakes like those can have disasterous consequences -- Message well-received, Prof. ( Is just showing off that she got it to whoever is reading this, atm.)
I hope you all are having a wonderful day/or night.
In case you're from Australia, why are you up so early? Were you pulling an all-nighter? -- Oh well, don't forget to get some sleep soon, and yes, I'm rambling now, so bye-bye. =)
P.S: Thank you Khai for the little nudge! =D
* That reminded me of Chris. ( can't find the exact disclaimer. >.< haha.)
Wednesday, 06 October 2010
Don't you just love it when people want to teach you something that you already know? no? same! But sometimes, you just learn to appreciate it because:
a) Once they're done 'teaching' you that, they'll start to build on it, and then they will start to teach you things that you really don't know much about, if anything at all. Hence, real work.
b) Because the thing that they want to ' teach' you is actually very important and it wouldn't hurt at all for us to think about it again. Infact, maybe our critical thinking has improved since the last time we've learned said thing hence making better decisions or atleast, a logical thought process ( incase you failed miserably at achieving that the first time.)
What brought this up? Why, of course one of my classes! The professor abruptly mentioned something - a topic that is so very important at all times, but especially now. Yes, you're right, it's Perception Vs. Reality! The first thing that comes to your mind is probably *drum rolls* The Media! And you're right, yet again.
For years, people have been mislead, believing what ever the media passed as ' actual ' information, delivering them as ' solid' truths, and we all can think of a couple things regarding that ( i.e; Reasons to why a certain war started in the twenty-first century, and your usual 'nutrition facts' when it comes to food that are, infact, processed.)
Our perceptions affects us all in just about everything. It's getting better, but we really need to make a constant choice for us to open our eyes and think about things from different angles - and I can't think of a different way for us to do that other than;
a) Research the subject in hand. Or atleast hold your judgement until you find a true reason for you to believe that something is such and such.
b) Be willing to accept the answer.
This is such a broad subject but what I keep on thinking about are these younger generations. It never ceases to amaze me, whenever I hear someone talking about certain topics the exact same way their great grandpa does. Some might argue that they're just teenagers and that they'll just 'know' better in time, but that's not exactly an accurate statement. Some of them will (when it comes to few topics), but a lot of them won't. And the thing is, WE should know better because we have internet access and can use it to correct such assumptions and perceptions. Afterall, how are we going to change the way media works if we can't change our personal lives for the better?
Honestly, this is one of my biggest fears; that someday, I will forget about this and start to 'accept' things for what they (people, media, etc.) think is true, and not even consider the possibility that maybe, there's something more to it.
Because the truth of the matter is: Perception hardly ever equals reality. For us to bridge the gap between the two we must try and understand eachother as much as we can. And more often than not, that comes rather easily.
Sweet Dreams Australia. Good Morning America. Good afternoon/ evening for everyone in between.
Monday, 27 September 2010
Or what the rest of the population would call: "Freshmen". They're funny. Wherever I am at college, I can always find atleast one of them with their wondering eyes, questioning themselves whether or not they should ask someone for help because they don't know where to go. It's just too cute. On my out, I came across a young lady who's been getting directions from the security guy so she could go to her class room, which is fine. But the thing is, even after he was done gesturing with his hands on where to go, I could see that look on her face, still! smiling, I asked her if she got it - and that's when she told me that she only knows she's heading at a certain direction and from there, she's just going to ask someone else. Got to love them lost puppies. Then again, of course I'm going to love them, I used to be one of them! xD
So yes, college is back to haunt me again. But thankfully, I feel really good about this year.
The very first day: It's just another day. Or, that's what I kept on telling myself the day before. Despite having a headache from the moment I woke up 'til I got back 6 hours later, it went fairly well.
Second day: Even better with them lost puppies. They're so thankful when we help them, it's hilarious.
I had to get a book for someone I know, though. Which isn't a big deal 'til you know that, that book store is a total nightmare in daylight. It was filled with students who were so darn eager to get their first book as college students. Not to mention 20 minutes later they had to close the bookstore and, I thought my class started already because it seemed like I've been waiting for an hour. In general, it surely pays to be in a college where just about everything I need is right next to me (which is something students from other colleges can't say, apparently)..but that was too much. Of course, I had to check with a couple of people to make sure they won't be buying it,too. The last thing I want to see once I get home is: Three copies of the same physics book. I know I won't be reading one. Not even for lols... Mainly because it's not funny, but still.
Anyway, So there I was, alone, holding a huge book, trying not to think of this place like a can of sardines or that I'm late for that class. And well, I made it! I'm ALIVE!!!! And it turned out that I was waiting for 50 minutes, so I had enough time to go to that class. Don't want a bad first impression!
Note: Reading some of the freshmen thoughts on here has been amusing. But it'll get better. Otherwise, ...well, you're going to remain to be a lost puppy for a long time! Even when you're no longer allowed to be one. Trust me, I know!
Sweet dreams Australia. Good morning America. And everything in between.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
207! That number was a part of my mind -and possibily soul- for 6 hours. It all started when I got a text from my college notifying me that I can fix my schedule on tuesday, if I wanted (which I did). So far so good - or that's what I first thought.
By 7:30 am I was at campus. Five minutes later, I got my number and that now I'll have to wait til they start - at 8 am. I took a look at the piece of paper and - you guessed it- it said 207! I simply chuckled, I've been in this situation before several times and last time - I just told myself that I'm going to come in earlier, and guess what again? yeah, my plan didn't work - not a bit!
Now I know it wasn't THAT early - but 207? at freaking 7:35 already?!?!?! FFS! It's just not right!
Forward 45 minutes later, I finally met a friend of mine and at some point, we started to wonder just how long it's going to take them to let us in and be done with this mess. People were slowly going in and at the time, they reached 20. Her number was 49 and compared to mine, that's a golden number right there! - but not so fast. You'll have to know just WHEN she got it - which was at 5:30 am! btw. *nods* but she's no crazy girl, oh no. She got the number, went home, and then came back two hours later. That's one efficient idea; one that I admire; that's so simple and yet I didn't even bother to think of - but hey, I never knew the campus gates were open at that time. Sorry, but I rather surf the net reading posts or something like that ( and that's what I did!) Pretty much half of them students haven't slept and it seems like they all had that same idea: " hey, you know what? Since I can't go to bed and sleep now that it's after 5 am and I'll have to go to college, why not go now? Yeah. I should do just THAT! " And really, there was a person whom arrived at 5 am sharp and their number was 7! >.> .... crazy people. *
So, what the heck did I do while I was waiting for them to call my number?
1- I re-opened the part of me that actually likes to watch people. But that only lasted an hour.
2- Then, I walked around the whole campus, especially the first and second floor ( since that's where all of the professors' offices are) and so I walked around, roaming the floor, looking forward to seeing atleast one of them offices with funny quotes, business-related reports, and bunch of other random stuff posters against the glass. And I did!!! =D
So that took me like what? 15 minutes or so? ohwell.
3- I started to feel sleepy so I kept on thinking about things for me to do after being done with this nonsense - which was critical since at that point, I needed hope.
4- After spending 4 and a half hours in that place, I gave up and actually went to eat something. Atleast the coffee shop, etc weren't closed. Phew!
5- Eventually, by staring at my phone - or actually, puppy-eye'ing it would be a better word to describe it.
Finally, after 6 oh-so-very-boring hours I was able to go home - but wait a minute, I'm not going there, not after that. Nope. So, I had lunch with my mom, went to the book-store (finally) and, of course, did a little bit of shopping. < That last one right there is all for you stereo-typing angels. Lets just say, I really REALLY didn't want to go home. I ended up coming home after 6 hours from my release! xD
Have a pleasant evening/morning/night everyone.
* Calling someone crazy is a term of endearment to me ( you think that's messed up? Then, call me crazy) but still, that was way too much. Also, I'm one of them people who don't normally sleep through the night but somehow, someway, I stayed up for 26 hours the day before so I managed to fall asleep by 8:30 pm on monday night (which is like a miracle, I tell you) and woke up at 4 am! =D << That's the normalist thing I've done in a long, long time.
Btw, I don't call people irl crazy. That's just.... weird, even for me. But, I do call them that on a text, etc. =D
Note: I just want to document this day since it wasted 6 hours of my life in a way that I just don't approve of!
EDIT: After 6 hours you'd think I fixed my shcedule but no, I just added ONE class to it. But hey, others went home empty-handed.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
First of all, if you don't know what's this all about, you might want to check this page.
Now, on to more important things. The subject in hand. The title pretty much says it all but why not elaborate? Lets see, I first read his blog back in May, I believe. It was a very interesting post unlike any other thing I've read before and it was about winners! And how reading his blog would make me a winner ( which is a thought I embrace and welcome very VERY much). He managed to gain traffic talking about what seems to be unbelievable stories of crazy women chasing him or going way over-board by beating him up (there's a picture proving that one episode) but he's a gentleman, he never mentioned that he ever fought back (or atleast, I was laughing too hard and must have skipped that part, if it exists) . He can write the most outrageous poems ( in my opinion) and receive some negative feedback but he always, ALWAYS embraces them opinions and manages to lighten up the mood, especially theirs serious people. And since I'm just writing whatever that comes to my mind at the moment and I'm in no-way going to put so much thought about it because A) that post of his better get some serious traffic pretty damn soon ( if that didn't happen already!) and so, I'm sure atleast ONE of them loyal readers of his is going to take his advice and make another post like this ( probably a whole lot better than mine). B) I never really keep a draft when I write anything so why should this be an exception? C) Even if I wanted to write more reasons as to why he's so great ( and I do) I simply can't because lets face it, he IS magnificent and I wouldn't do him justice, if any.
P.S: This is too much fun. xD
Saturday, 11 September 2010
This is a poem I read from a post by Peridot21. It's pure, peaceful and kind!
For Our World
We need to stop.
Stop for a moment.
Says or does anything
That may hurt anyone else.
We need to be silent.
Silent for a moment.
Before we forever lose
The blessing of songs
That grow in our hearts.
We need to notice.
Notice for a moment.
Before the future slips away
Into ashes and dust of humility.
Stop, be silent, and notice.
In so many ways, we are the same.
Our differences are unique treasures.
We have, we are, a mosaic of gifts
To nurture, to offer, to accept.
We need to be.
Be for a moment.
Kind and gentle, innocent and trusting,
Like children and lambs,
Never judging or vengeful
Like the judging and vengeful.
And now, let us pray,
Differently, yet together,
Before there is no earth, no life,
No chance for peace.
And I quote what she said; this poem was composed by the late Mattie Stepanek on 9/11 .. It was his answer to the questions: What now? What next?. Check her site out and his.
Edit: I copy/pasted it from her blog because I want this poem to always be there for me to read. =)