Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I'm back!

I'm glad that I can write my entry today using my free time. I know I haven't blog for a very long time and because of that my statistics went down. I'm sorry for not doing the tags but I promise to do them this week whenever I have time. Anyway, I started my new job 2 weeks ago and I'm still adjusting that's why I didn't blog for 2 long weeks. I know that not updating one's blog is a sin because aside from the fact that you lose your visitors, your rank may also suffer. This is one reason why I'm still having second thought about getting my own domain. I may not be able to update it all the time. Anyway, I promise to make it up especially to my kabl@gs who tagged me. And to the visitors who posted their comments to my last post. Pop Ups No More, THANK YOU!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Pop Ups No More!

About 2 weeks ago, I received a message from a co blogger informing me about the pop ups that appeared when she visited my site "one being a normal pop up, the other was something that was really offensive, it was for a porn site". I was alarmed by this message because I am not aware of those pop ups. I have a pop up blocker that's why I don't see any whenever I view my blog and it was only when I disabled my blocker that I was able to see them. At that moment I panicked, because I don't know how I got them and don't wanna offend my readers by pop ups that links to any porn site.

So what did I do?

First, I removed the most recent HTML I have encoded in my sidebar but didn't work.
Second, I made a post asking for Help!and I found out that I'm not the only one who has the same problem.
Third, I asked help from a reliable friend, Joliber and he didn't fail me. Immediately he posted an entry about Blogger.com Malware Attacks | Move or Be Deleted in the Blogosphere. According to him, it's a serious problem that needs to be addressed that's why he searched the Internet to get at least a close hypothesis regarding the root of this trouble and fortunately, he found this post under the Log in Issues of Blogger Help Group.

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Fine bloggers, There has been a decent amount of chatter recently from people who are concerned about losing access to their blogs due to a malware Terms of
Service violation. While this is admittedly an imperfect system at the
moment, please understand that all of these efforts are in place with
the best of intentions. Malware is a very serious issue and our standards have to err a bit on the side of caution for the sake of securing our users and our
service. It’s nothing personal we promise.

That being said, and after putting a good amount of thought into the
issue, we think it is only fair to give everyone a chance to clean up
their blogs. So here is the plan that we have come up with:


Step 1: Locate and remove malware from your template

My guess is that many of you folks have either custom templates or
third party gadgets, and the malware is somewhere within that code
that you copy and pasted into your template. -Open up the Html editor from either the Template | Edit Html or
Layout | Edit Html tab. -Select ‘Expand Widgets Templates’ to show all of the code. -Now comes the tricky part of pulling out the nefarious code.
Oftentimes, it is located at the bottom of the page so starting from
the bottom is a good idea. Look for things like script and iframe
tags that link out to third party URLs, stat counters, as well as
third-party javascript elements. Remove these items from your template
and then make sure to save it afterwards.


Step 2: Submit your cleaned up URL into the appeal form below:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pZHHZdeYKeHgXlmtdMIRfbw&…

Step 3: Within 48 hours we will review your submission and, if it is
free of malware, go ahead and restore your blog. I will post a list of
restored URLs every other day at the following link:
http://groups.google.com/group/blogger-help/web/restored-urls-from-ma…

This list is also located within the ‘Resources’ Section of the
Blogger Help Group. If you do not see your link after 48 hours, then you can assume that
the malware was not removed. You may then repeat the process and re-
submit, if you wish. Thanks for hanging in there everyone, -Gatsby


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I did these steps and found no scripts nor iframe in my template so that means it's not the cause of my pop ups. Joliber again informed me that there were reports that it is caused by rank widgets. So I tried to delete it and the pop ups indeed disappeared. I have submitted my URL and has been restored and verified as free of malware. I am now sharing with you this information because I know some of you are also having this problem. I hope this will help you.

***Some reports also says that 3rd party widgets like site counters, traffic feeds and popular pages may cause unwanted pop ups.

More infos can be read at
http://mapiles.com/2008/03/17/bloggercom-user-a-must-read-for-all-of-you/

Friday, March 14, 2008

One day isang araw ni Inday

Masyado akong naaliw habang binabasa ko ito mula sa email ko. It's really funny and I hope you'll also enjoy reading it.

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It was jazz an ordinary day.
The skies were clear, the birds were chipping. Ang ganda-ganda ng araw!

Nasa SM ako noon at katatapos ko lang mamili ng groceries. Timing naman nasa foodcore si Angel Locsin, nagpro-provoke ng movie nya. Grabe, andaming fans,
pull-packed talaga! Dahil fans nya rin ako, nakipila rin ako.

Then suddenly, out of the loo, may bumulong sa akin ng: "Indaaaayyyy. ....."

Huh? It sounded like a familiar sound. Who can it be now?

"Dodong!" sigaw ko.

Napalakas yata voice ko. Kasi the other fans turned their backs to their behind at napatingin sa amin. Sabi ko "Sorry, I didn't mean to be loud and proud." Hinawakan na lang ni Dodong ang kamay ko at lumayo kami from the crowd.

"Kamusta na Inday? Do you come here open? tanong nya.

"Bihira lang, Dodong. I'm just droppings by. Ethnic and schedule ko eh" sabi ko.

Memories came flushing in my mind. How can I forget to remember Dodong? Siya na may mata ni Piolo, dimple ni Aga, at bigote ni Rex Cortez. he's every woman's dreamboat. I was just starting my tour of duty kay ate noon nang unang makilala ko si Dodong. Contraction worker siya sa ginagawang bahay sa tapat namin. Naging kami for a while then after that were not an item
anymore.

"Tanghali na Inday. What did you say we have lunch together?" tanong ni Dodong. "I don't mine" sagot ko.
Sa restaurant, nilapitan kaagad kami ng waiter. "What's your odor sir?" sabi nung waiter kay Dodong.

"Do you have porkshop?" tanong ni Dodong.

"Yes sir" sabi nito. "Our porkshop with a resistance to the teeth of boast of our chef. Domestic careful selection of pork with little fat of female liking is used.. The exquisite cooking which repeated trial and error and was completed. it also has healthy vegetables with salad feeling fully" dagdag niya.

"And you mam?" sabay tingin naman sa akin.

Hmmm... mukhang masarap yung porkshop. Pero I'm cutting down on my carbon kaya pinigilan ko.

"I'll just have water, thanks. Liquidate diet ako eh." sagot ko.

Pagkatapos kumain, nagyaya si Dodong manood ng sine. Teka teka, this is going too far. Besides, it's a long, long way to run.

"Reality chess, Dodong. May asawa na ako, si Jay. As a mother of fact, I'm happily married" pagmamalaki ko.

"Di na pwede yung tulad ng dati. Sorry pero I didn't expect you still have more feelings than I expected. i don't want you getting the way. Past is fast. Therefore, cause and defect." dagdag ko pa.

Tumahimik sya. Parang may language barrel na namagitan sa amin. The seconds that passed seemed like fraternity. Di nagla-on, nagsalita na rin sya.

"I don't care less!" sigaw ni Dodong.

Shocks, give me a brake! The nerd ng taong ito para sigawan ako! To think it's his other woman that caused our separation to part.

Kinabahan na ako. I felt speedbumps all over my body and was having panic attach. Tinalikuran ko siya at nagmadali akong lumakad palayo. Pero sumunod pa rin siya like a monkey on my butt. Hanggang sa makakita ako ng security guard. Biglang nawala si Dodong.

"Excuse me kuya, pwedeng magtanong?" sabi ko sa mamang guard.

"Of course miss, I can help you with my pleasure." sagot niya.

"Saan po ba ang exit? Could you point me to the right erection? I got lost in my eyes."

"Diretso lang." sabi niya. "Then turn right anytime with care."

"Thanks for your corporation" sabi ko.

Buti na lang nandun si kuya. Pero saglit lang, I smell something peachy. As I turned, nakita ko na namang nakasunod si Dodong! Delaying static lang pala
kanina ang pag disappear nya.

"Nyahahaha! You can run but you can hide, Inday. No matter where you go, there you are!" pananakot nya.

Oh no, is this the end? This is too much, I feel degradable. My world started falling afar.

Then suddenly, Jay come from behind! Dodong was caught to the act! In the matter of minute, it's all over. I'm out of arm's way.

"Thanks Jay, my love. But how did you?" bago pa man ako matapos, sabi niya:

"I was in the neighborhood. Fans din ako ni Angel eh. I heard you shout but at first I didn't give it a thought. Pero nang makita ko kayong magkahawak ng holding hands, then i give it a thought. I know something is a missed."

From then on, Dodong did not brother me again. In fact, he didn't even sister me. As in platonic at wala na talaga.

Pero kami ni Jay, heto, shoot sailing pa rin ang relationship. Lalo pa ngayon, open na kami sa isa't-isa at walang exhibitions. i feel I'm on cloud.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Help!

If you noticed, I have pop ups here and unfortunately I don't know how I got them nor remove them.

Can anyone help me?

Joy Ride

Ngayong araw na ito ang tinakdang tigil pasada o welga ng bayan ng iba't ibang transport groups di lamang sa Metro Manila kundi pati sa mga probinsya. Sa kabila nito ay hindi sinuspinde ang pasok ngayon sa Elementarya, Highschool at College. Naalala ko tuloy noong nag-aaral pa ako sa FEU sa may Recto kung saan madalas nagtitipon ang mga rallyista lalo na kapag may Welga ng Bayan. Magulo, Maingay at walang sasakyan, lahat ng tao naglalakad. Huli na kung isuspinde ang klase kaya naman naranasan kong lakarin ang kahabaan ng Espanya mula Recto hanggang Welcome Rotonda.

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Narinig ko sa balita kagabi na nangako ang MMDA na magtatala sila ng mga sasakyan para sa mga commuters at libre ang sakay dito. Totoo nga naman at may libreng sakay para sa mga pasaherong kailangan pumasok sa katunayan narinig ko sa isang Radyo na dito sa Monumento ay may 6x6 truck na nagpapasakay sa mga tao. Akalain mo?! Isang Truck?! Paano naman sasakay ang mga babae dito? lalo na yung mga nakapalda at nagoopisina? Naalala ko nanaman noong nag-aaral ako sa Fatima University sa Valenzuela, walang Welga o Tigil Pasada noon pero may bagyo at alam naman natin na umaabot hanggang leeg ang tubig kapag umaapaw ang Tulyahan River dun dahilan ng pagpigil sa mga bus at jeep na dumaan dun. Isang 6x6 Truck din ang nagpasakay sa aming mga estudyante at dahil desperado na kaming makauwi ay sumakay kami kesehodang nakapalda at nakaputi kaming uniporme. Nakakatawa kapag naalala ko ito dahil noong bababa na kami sa Monumento ay di na namin alam kung paano dahil sa taas ng Truck. Hindi rin namin maalala kung paano kami nakasampa at nakasakay dun... Isang pangyayari ito na marahil di lang ako ang nakaranas at sigurado akong sa araw na ito ay may mga makakaranas. Inaasahan ba ng gobyerno na matutuwa ang mga tao sa solusyong ginagawa nila tugon sa Tigil Pasada ngayong araw na ito? Bakit ba kailangan pang humantong sa ganitong pangyayari bago nila pansinin ang reklamo ng mga Transport Group?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Pilipinas, Handa k n b?

Mukhang nagpapahiwatig na si VP Noli de Castro sa mga interviews nya. Sinusuportahan nya ang sigaw ng sambayanan na lumabas ang katotohanan at tutol din sya sa EO 464 na syang nagbabawal sa mga public officials na tumestigo sa Senado. Bukod pa dito hindi sya inimbita ng Malacanang sa kanilang salo-salo noong nakaraan Biernes. Narinig ko sa programa ni VP noong Sabado na tinatanong nya si Sec. Ermita kung bakit di sya inimbita sa okasyong iyon pero dinedma lang sya nito at sa isang balita kung saan tinanong ang Malacanang kung bakit wala si VP sa pulong ni Presidente kasama ang mga Heneral noong Biernes sagot nila ay di naman kailangan ang presensya ni VP sa meeting na iyon. Hala!...

Ngayon, sinasabi ni de Castro na handa syang humalili kay Arroyo sakaling mabakante ang posisyon nito. Kung mangyayari ito... Pilipinas, Handa k n b sa isang bagong pamumuno?

Monday, March 3, 2008

Got another Award


Thanks to Idealpinkrose for giving me this award. So happy that she considers me as her friend and It's so rewarding to have friends through blogging even if you haven't seen each other yet.

Tag from Bheng

Let me thank Bheng for tag although i know it took me some time to do this but i was so glad and relieved that i did it today.

Copy this entire list of questions and change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then tag and pass it along to other blogging friends. Let's see how well we can get to know one another!

1. What is your occupation? You guess
2. What color are your socks right now? None
3. What are you listening to right now? Actually i was watching T.V but since im in front of my pc doing this tag, I'm now listening to it instead....lol
4. What was the last thing you ate? Shawarma... Yummy!
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Ofcourse
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Pink
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My Friend, Dang
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes because he'd been nice to me
9. Favorite drink? coffee
10. What is your favorite sport to watch? Nothing
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Of course
12. Pets? None... not fond of pets
13. Favorite food? Pizza and Pasta
14. Last movie you watched? Desperada
15. Favorite day of the year? my birthday,Christmas and New Year
16. What do you do to vent anger? I Blog...
17. What was your favorite toy as a child? My Game and Watch, and Atari Computer Game hehehe
18. What is your favorite, fall or spring? Summer, no spring nor fall here in the Phils...yet,maybe soon...lol
20. What kind of pie? Pizza Syempre
21. Do you want your friends to email you back? Of course
22. Who is most likely to respond? all of them
23. Who is least likely to respond? none
24. Living arrangements? cool
25. When was the last time you cried? last friday... got carried away by the Maalaala mo Kaya hahaha!
26. What is on the floor of your closet? Lots of Shoes
27. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? Kuya Arnel, actually he's my cousin
28. The friend you have known the shortest amount of time that you are sending this to? Idealpinkrose
29. Favorite smell? Sweet
30. What inspires you? God and my family
31. What are you afraid of? lose my love ones
32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? cheeseburger
33. Favorite car? nothing in particular as long as i can ride on it.
34. Favorite cat breed? Not fond of any pets nga eh...
35. Number of keys on your key ring? I think 5
36. How many years at your current job? more than 2 yrs
37. Favorite day of the week? everyday
38. How many provinces you have lived in? none
39. How many countries have you been to? None

Im now tagging Kuya Arnel and Idealpinkrose

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Palace in denial

After the ZTE deal controversy erupted, Malacanang has come out swinging against the involvement of FG and some government officials in the attempted bribery of the said project. Statements from Arroyo's supporters opposes each other as they give their own stories and explanations about the allegation.

Are the President’s men arguing reasonably?

In a radio interview of Pres. Arroyo last week, she admitted that she knew about the problem before signing the contract for the NBN-ZTE project but because of the very short notice she cannot cancel it right away. She didn't mention what the problem was and it's only when Secretary Golez made a slip of the tongue that there had been an attempted bribery. Contradicting to Ermita's previous statement that there's no problem with the project.

The insinuation that the Palace is in denial led the people to shout and fight for the truth. This is the reason why people are making noises through rallies. We want the truth and as long as the government ignores this issue, and keep those government officials involved to testify about their knowledge especially Sec. Romulo Neri, this will never be put to rest.

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Neri holds key information on the ZTE deal because the proposals for the NBN project were reviewed by NEDA during his term. On September 5, Neri was reported to have been offered P200-million bribe to support the NBN project with ZTE.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Aba naman Gloria!

Nakakatawa dahil dinaraan na lang sa biro ng karamihan sa atin ang nangyayaring gulo ngayon. E kasi naman wala pa ring nangyayari kahit anong ingay at panawagan ang gawin ng tao. Kahit katotohanan lang ang mailabas e wala pa rin! Ay Sus!

Prayer of the Filipino People. . .
(FYI: nakuha ko lang po ito sa email ko)

ABA NAMAN GLORIA,
PUNO KA NA NG GRASYA
ANG YAMAN NG BANSA SUMAIYO NA.

SA HUSAY NI GARCI NAGING PEKENG PANGULO KA,
BUKOD KANG MANDARAYA SA BABAENG LAHAT
AT PINAGPALA DIN MANGURAKOT ASAWA MO'T ANAK

KAYA WALA NG NATIRA PARA SA. . . . .AMEEEEENNNNNNNN. . .

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Heto pa ang Kuwento tungkol sa Matalinong Apo ni Gloria.

Sa loob ng isang eroplano. . .

Gloria : Ano kaya kung maghulog ako sa bintana ng isang Tsekeng worth 1M pesos, at least may isang Pilipinong matutuwa. .

Luli : Mom, why not throw out of the window 4 cheques of 1M pesos each, at least there will be 4 Filipinos who are happy!

Apo ni Gloria : Grand Ma, why not throw yourself out of the window na lang, so that all Filipinos will be HAPPY.. . . . .

MATALINO NGA ! ! !. . . (Bwahahahahaha!). . . .

Outstanding Blogger Award

I got this award and flower from filipinolifeabroad. Thank you sis! You just brightened up my day!







THESE ARE FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And don't tell me you're too busy for this.
Don't you know the phrase 'stop and smell the flowers'?
See how many bouquets you end up with!
"Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps you Glowing,
But Only God Keeps You Going!
"And the most exciting part!!!



Anyone can grab this...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Me and Myself...

Thanks Nancy for this one. . .

1. Today I feel very--- Happy!
2. I enjoy --- going out with my friends.
3. I am unhappy when --- someone's hurt.
4. I feel good when --- I make my parents proud of me.
5. I wish my boss --- ...
6. My officemates think --- ...
7. My work area is --- my living room where I can have a bigger space.
8. I enjoy reading about --- inspirational stories.
9. I like myself best when --- I have achieved something that is worth rewarding.
10. If I had a choice I would --- make things happen accordingly.
11. I wish --- I'm with my husband already.
12. Tomorrow I would like to --- rest and stay home.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Ang sa akin lang...

Image from Philippine Daily Inquirer
Internet Edition
21 February 1999

Taong 1986 noong unang nagkaroon ng People Power para mapatalsik ang dating Pang. Marcos. Bata pa ako noon at di masyadong nauunawaan ang mga kahulugan ng nangyayaring rebolusyon, tila ba walang pakialam kahit ano man ang maging kahihinatnan ng mga kaguluhan laban sa gobyerno. Basta ang alam ko lang ay isang tiwaling Pangulo ang pilit na pinaalis sa panunungkulan...


Taong 2001 noong nagkaroon ng pangalawang People Power (People Power 2) at tapos na ako sa kolehiyo ng mga panahong iyon. Nauunawaan ko na ang mga nangyayari base sa aking sariling judgement at paniniwala. Sa katunayan, isa ako sa mga naki-isa sa ralling ito na nagtagumpay sa pagpapatalsik kay dating Pang. Estrada...

Ngayong 2008, isa nanamang People Power ang nagbabantang mangyari dahil sa mga rebelasyon tungkol sa NBN-ZTE Deal. Iba't ibang kuro-kuro at opinyon ang ipinapahayag ng bawat indibidual, politiko man o ordinaryong mamamayan.Merong may gusto at may ayaw. Sawa na nga ba ang tao sa People Power? May mga nagsasabing oo at may mga hindi. Kadalasan pa ay kinukumpara ang mga People Power na naganap noon sa sitwasyon ngayon. Marami din ang nagmumungkahi ng kakaibang rebolusyon na mas matiwasay at maayos kaysa dati.

Ano nga ba ang People Power? Nauunawaan ba natin ito? Sa aking opinyon ito ay isang pagpapakita ng kapangyarihan ng tao, di lang ng isa kundi ng maraming taong nagkaka-isa sa isang layunin. Kung ikukumpara ang dahilan ng mga nakaraang rebolusyon, isang bagay lang ang aking nakikita at ito ay ang Corruption, isang sapat na dahilan upang mag-udyok sa mga tao na magkaisa at magpakita ng kapangyarihan laban sa katiwalian. Pagbabago ang kailangan at yun ang sinisigaw ng karamihan at sa aking palagay, pagkakaisa ang dapat na manguna upang malaman natin kung ano ba talaga ang dapat na solusyon sa krisis na pinagdadaanan ng ating bansa. Hindi ito panahon upang paglabanan at pagtalunan ang isang People Power. Ito ang panahon para mag-isip at kumilos ayon sa paniniwala at pinaglalaban. Kung sa palagay mo ay may tiwaling namumuno sa ating bansa ano pa ang ginagawa mo?

Kung magpapatuloy ang ganitong katiwalian, magsasawalang kibo ka na lang ba?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Domino Effect

This tag came from Liza. Thank you so much for thinking of me on this meme.



Rule: Copy the entire list and add your name at the bottom. And tag at least 5 friends. (But you can tag as many as you like)

Vanniedosa

Thea is {bloggerhappy.com}

Childstar

Mike

My Scrappy Side

Abie

Aggie

Alpha

Apple

Apols

Jacqui

Jane

Jody

Joy

Kelly

Mich

Peachy

Liza

Lorie: Thinking Out Loud

You may want to allow pings on your entry to enjoy the full domino effect.

I'm inviting Jhona, Lheeane, Bhing, Joliber, Ate Lisa and Liza to join this tag. Have Fun!

Nice Matters Award


Got this award from Jhona. Thank you so much sis!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

43% Passed the December 2007 Nursing Board Exam

The PRC announced today that 43% or 28,924 out of 67,728 passed the December 2007 Nursing Board Exam. A student from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila topped the said Exam.

Oath taking will be held on March 17 and 18 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Results can be seen at
http://pinoybsn.blogspot.com/
http://www.prcboardexamresults.com/
http://www.balita.com/

Congratulations to my Dear Friends, Melda Boado and Fayne Pet and to all who passed the Board Exam!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

What Neri Is Too Afraid to Tell the Public, and Why

In the past few weeks J-Lo better known as Engr. Jun Lozada had been very controversial and popular due to his connection with the NBN-ZTE Scam. He had revealed lots of informations about the ZTE deal that should have been heard from CHED Chairman Romulo Neri. I know that most of us are looking forward for more revelations in the days to come. And since it is the best interest of most people to know what is the truth behind the so-called Scam, we should take part in praying and hoping for the truth to come out.

There was an article posted at Pinoy Press saying that J-Lo wrote an email to Vicente “Enteng” Romano III of the Black and White Movement sometime in October. It's about his knowledge regarding the NBN-ZTE Deal. The said article was entitled What Neri Is Too Afraid to Tell the Public, and Why. They claim that the statements here came from J-Lo but it has not been authenticated nor signed by him. It's up to us to judge if we believe it or not.

Kaaliw itoh!

I've been thinking if I should get my own domain for this blog. Hmp! I can't decide because all my ratings will be gone and I have to start again ( hahaha! as if naman ang taas ng rating!) Anyway, I'm bloghopping and I've noticed that there are lots of blog about pregnancy and so I thought of creating a blog if ever I get pregnant--update of my pregnancy--and as early as now I'm already thinking of the title (Mangyari kaya yun ngayong taon? just thinking...)

"Ano kaya kung yun na lang ang kuhaan ko ng domain name? Hmp! kakapagod mag-isip!"


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Dahil wala akong magawa at hyper pa rin ako. Sinubukan ko na lang gawin ito since I've been tagged by Nancy. Nakakaaliw sya ha! Mukha akong celebrity ahihihi!


Try nyo rin para masaya!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Pixie Dust Pin

Thanks Idealpinkrose for this.


It's a pixie dust pin, it says it'll help to make your dream come true. I am happy to have this since I also have a dream that I really would want for it to come true!!

I'm giving this to everyone. You can grab it if you want!

Got This!

I was invited by my friends for a dinner yesterday (Syempre, Valentine's Day daw kesa magmukmok dahil walang kadate e di kami-kami na lang daw diba? hahaha!) but because I don't wanna go out when there will be lots of people everywhere I told them to re-sched it next week. Hindi ko lang talaga feel kapag alam kong maraming tao ang namamasyal and I'm sure puno lahat ng resto bar at mall kahapon. Hmp! I feel lazy too, I don't know if it's because my hubby is not here.

FYI, I don't have a date because my hubby lives in California, a US citizen. And yes, I'll be following soon!

Anyway, I ain't sad at all because I got this as a gift from him through his friend who arrived last week. A White Gold with Diamond. Cutie diba?









Thursday, February 14, 2008

Best Blogs in the Digital World..

I got this Image of Love entitled "Best Blogs in the Digital World" from Joliber, my online friend. He made this and gave it to 11 bloggers and I'm proud to say that I'm one of them. Thanks Joliber!


Now I'm sharing this to the deserving bloggers in my links namely:
Summer, Butchay, Bless, Lisa, Raquel, Eds, Jean, Petra, Juliana, Liza, Diane, Justine, Chelle, Che and Jhona

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Friendship Tag

I got tagged by Bless. This is very nice for all my friends to contemplate to. So I would like to pass this on to Ellaine, Jean, Eds, Nancy, and Juliana





Anger is only one letter short of danger


If someone betrays you once, it is his fault;


If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.


Great minds discuss ideas;


Average minds discuss events;


Small minds discuss people.


He, who loses money, loses much;


He, who loses a friend, loses much more;


He, who loses faith, loses all.


Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,


But beautiful old people are works of art.


Learn from the mistakes of others


You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.


Friends, you and me…


You brought another friend…


And then there were 3…


We started our group…


Our circle of friends…


And like that circle…


There is no beginning or end…


Yesterday is history.


Tomorrow is mystery.


Today is a gift.




So now, let’s see how many circle’s of friends we can make by simply adding your link on this Friendship Meme!






34-YOUR NEXT!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Saludo ako!

Been watching TV and listening to the radio the whole day just to hear the revelations of Engr. Jun Lozada about the ZTE scam. I admire his sense of nationality!

Igisa ka ba naman maghapon sa Senate at kwestiyunin ang kredibilidad mo ay hindi isang biro.

Actually it is true when he say that He will not gain anything but would even loose a lot in telling the truth. I can see his mixed emotions and sincerity.

Ang itaya ang sarili mong buhay ay hindi po drama!

I hope that this will result in a meaningful end.
Engr. Lozada is not just an admiration,
he also serves as an inspiration
and because of that I salute him!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Pre-valentine Madness


I went to the mall today kasi iniwan ko sa parking yung Car ko and will just take a bus going to my Old School in Valenzuela for my Transcript of Records. Mahirap kasi ang parking dun. But then it's lunch time pa so nagwindow shopping muna ako. Namumula ang paligid sa dami ng mga tindang pangvalentines. Grabeh! So nagpunta ako sa Cards Section at naggagandahan ang mga valentine cards na nakadisplay dun and most of them pangsweethearts (Syempre naman!)... Ay lolah! Nag-enjoy ako sa pagpili ng Card for my Bossing. Of course for the first time dun ako sa merong nakalagay na "HUSBAND"... Naman! Go na 'to! hahaha!!! Ang sarap ng feeling na pumipili ka ng Card for your husband. After I bought one, that's the only time I got aware of the time. 1 hour na pala ang lumipas and it's 1 o'clock already. So fly away ang lolah moh dahil trapik going to monumento.
After that, I dropped by to the Post Office before I went home. Syempre baka malate pa yung Card ko. Mahirap na!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Nakakaloka

Isang noontime show ang pinapanood ko kanina habang kumakain at di ko napigilan tumawa nang marinig ko ito

Mr. Host: What is your favorite dish?
Contestant: ha? Dish? Ofcourse my dish is dancing (sabay kembot!)

Hahaha! Kaloka itong si ateh!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

When and How did you know...


that you want to spend the rest of your life with your spouse? That he/she is THE ONE?


This is one interesting question asked by Mec in his blog. There's a song that says "Love Moves in Mysterious Way" and I strongly believe in that. There isn't any certain time for me to realize that I'll be marrying my husband. It just came! I'm not looking for love nor searching for a boyfriend that time. Love just came mysteriously at the least moment of expectation. We started out as friends and ended up as husband and wife. Everything happened through God's guidance and will. I believe that my husband is my God's Gift. He gave me unconditional love and happiness and spending the rest of my life with him is something I could give to show how much I love him... So the question of when and how did I know that he's the one? I don't know... It's just God's will and I'm happy.



(singing) Got to believe in magic.Tell me how two people find each other in a world that's full of strangers...



Friday, February 1, 2008

Para sa iyo...

I can't let this day pass w/o writing this. A fellow blogger and a good friend is celebrating his bday today and i want to make him happy that's why I thought of writing this for him...

A month ago I saw a message in my shoutbox saying he's added me to his link partners and hoping that I could link him back. I visited his website and thought that it was just a marketing blog. His blog was called Make Money Online. I never thought that I'll be visiting his blog very often until one time my friend here, idealpinkrose, asked me to vote for her on the same site. Hmmmp! the guy is hosting a competition at his blog aside from making money online hahahaha! That's interesting! From then on I often visit his site to vote for my friend and found out that he will host another competition known as Mapiles Blog Cup. Yup I'm a part of it and the man behind the controversial Blog Cup and the popular site was Joliber P. Mapiles, A 23 year old Engineer. A very young man who's making a big name in the blogosphere.

I have posted his link for the Mapiles Blog Cup here and never thought that he would feel guilty for not giving back the favor to me and because of that he gave me a link of love entitled I’m guilty beyond reasonable doubt.. . Ang sweet nya diba? hehehehe.

Anyway, he's celebrating his bday today and this post is my gift to him. I am also giving him this award

Joliber, Happy Bday and I hope you'll be more successful in all your plans and goals in life.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thanks!

The competition at the Mapiles Blog Cup is really tough. We're 16 blogs at the beginning and now we're down to four. I've surpassed the two rounds and the 3rd round just started today. I've known the people who supported me in the 1st and the 2nd round and I'd like to take his chance to thank them namely


Without your support I wouldn't be a semifinalist.
If you voted but your name wasn't mentioned please inform me.

I'd like to ask for your continuous support on the 3rd round. Vote for my blog THINKING OUT LOUD at http://blogcup.mapiles.com Pwede rin po dito sa sidebar ko.

Maraming Salamat po sa inyo!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My LO Share


I haven't posted my LO for almost a month and I wanna make it up by posting this.

I'm fond of making scrapbook for Josh, my nephew because of his amazing smile and innocence. These pictures were taken at Pic-a-boo during his first studio pictorial. Actually these were not the actual photos, I was the one who took them using my cellphone hehehe. We didn't expect him to be cooperative at the time but when the photographer started taking shots, he gave his sweetest smile and cutest pose. He definitely enjoyed it and never complained in changing his costume for 3x. He is our little precious baby!

Credits for this LO will be given tomorrow. Promise!

Entrecard...

Yesterday while browsing the Internet, I've discovered a way of increasing my web traffic in my blog. Have you heard of Entrecard? I have noticed that not all of my blog links here has it and maybe because nobody has told them about it. Entrecard is a free exchange network wherein you can advertise your own 125x125 ads on any blog in the network using Entrecard credits for a number of days. In other words, sites can be promoted for free. You just have to earn credits by
1. Networking like dropping your card for other bloggers
2. or if Someone dropped a card to your entrecard widget on your site
3. or Someone advertises on your widget.

These credits will be used as a payment for the advertisement of your Entrecard on other people's widgets. Isn't this a great way of increasing web traffic?

If you want more details visit Entrecard and pls don't forget to drop a card on my widget after you have signed up!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Bumoto ka na!

***Because of your support I've been qualified for the 2nd round at the Mapiles Blog Cup.

To all my
Kabl@gs, visitors and readers I am asking for your support again. Please vote for this blog THINKING OUT LOUD at http://blogcup.mapiles.com/

Wag ka ng magpahuli, Bumoto ka na!

Maraming Salamat po sa inyong suporta!

Ellaine, thanks for voting me everyday!!!

What is this?



2 weeks ago, we went to Caleruega in Batangas for a picnic and I have noticed this flower because of its color and uniqueness. I then grabbed my Camera and took a shot. I don't know what kind of plant this is and until now I'm curious. Can anyone tell me?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ang Prinsipyo ng 90/10

Have you ever encountered someone who has an attitude of "ang kapintasan sa'yo, ang papuri sa 'kin"? Someone who's tactless and doesn't even care if he's offending you already? Someone who's RUDE?... It's so hard to deal with a person like this. Bakit ba may ganitong tao? Feeling perfect pero hindi naman. Sometimes you just want to slap his face or hit him hard para magising and say "hey!!! Does it hurt? Kailangan mo yan para magising ka!!!". O kaya naman patulan mo na lang at barahin mo para makaganti ka at kung minsan kapag sya ang ginanun mo pikon din pala.

By the way, why am I saying this?
Kasi I know one person na ganyan. She's so mean... rude... and feeling perfect. I don't really like her but despite my hatred towards her I'm still trying to be nice. Sometimes i'm thinking what if I confront her pero wag na lang kasi kawawa sya kapag ginawa ko yun eh. I'm sure mapapahiya sya. How would I deal with someone like her? Hindi mo naman maiiwasan kasi magkikita't magkikita rin kayo eh...

Do you know the 90/10 principle?

10% of your life is made up of what happens to you
90% of your life is how you react

So first, bago ko sya patulan Inisip ko muna kung ano ba ang pagkatao nya. Una, wala syang pinag-aralan ako meron (buti na lang!!!)... pangalawa, wala syang breeding ako meron (buti na lang talaga!!!)... pangatlo, hindi sya marunong mag-isip so bakit mo papatulan? BUT will you just tolarate her to insult you? Of course not...

Applying the 90/10 principle...

They said we really have no control of what happens to us. Example, We can't stop the car from breaking down, we can't stop the rain, we can't stop people from making mistake, we can't stop people from making judgement. We have no control over this 10%. The 90% is different because you can determine it.

How?
By your reaction and you have contol over this.

One time I'm talking to one of our chapter head in SFC and he told me that we can't control other people but we can control ourselves, our emotions, reactions and judgements... What am I pointing here? If you are dealing with someone who's hard to deal with think of the reasons why he's acting that way and by knowing that, you'll understand him better (according to Bo Sanchez).

Now, regarding my question earlier if you'll just allow/tolerate him to insult/offend you?
I said NO, Do not allow it. Minsan kailangang batukan or sampalin ang mga taong ganyan para magising (not literally mga kapatid!!!). Syempre kung ako ang ginaganun simple lang ang mga salita ko pero i'll make sure na tatamaan sya para magising with matching SMILE... Sarcastic? Maybe sometimes you need to do that kung manhid yung tao and to let her know that she's offending you already... Proviking? I don't think so dahil naka SMILE ka naman diba? hehehehe!!! So kung magalit sya... TALO SYA!!! Pinatulan ko ba? HINDI ginising ko lang to let her know that nobody is perfect, she is not perfect and she can't cover up her flaws by other people's imperfection. Mas lalong nakikita yun kung ganun ang gagawin nya at baka mas lalo syang masaktan kapag nalaman nyang mas better yung taong pinipintasan nya kesa sa kanya. As I try to understand her more, I've found out na Insecure sya kaya sya ganun. Hindi talaga dapat patulan.I'm able to control myself kasi ganun na talaga sya eh. What I have learned from this is that I've learned to appreciate myself more and I'm so lucky I'm not like her.Thanks to her...

B-I-T-C-H means

Babe In Total Control of Herself!!!... ADJA!!!

More Inspirations

Got another awards from Butchay, Ellaine and Justine. You have just brightened up my day.

Thank you so much sisters!

I'd like to give this award to my new Kabl@gs namely

Fyrnz

Chalyza

Rickavieves

Soloflight

Thet

Honey

Emjei

ans also to

Lheeanne

Liza

Summer

Petra

Chikai

LorieM



Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Support my Blog

Last friday The Mapiles Blog Cup opened and I'm one of the nominees. 16 Blogs were chosen to compete, there'll be 4 rounds all in all. The winner of the 1st round will advance to the next round and so on. There will be a head to head match on the 4th/final round. Each round will last for 6 days and today is the last day of the 1st round.

To those who voted me Thank you very much. I'll support you the way you did when you get nominated too.

To those who haven't voted yet, please support me THINKING OUT LOUD at http://blogcup.mapiles.com

Maraming Salamat po!!!

First link loving in 2008

I was tagged by Idealpinkrose for this First link loving in 2008.
Cut and paste the following starting here.

I have randomly selected 7 of you below to be tagged and I hope that you will similarly publish this post in your blog. You will have to tag 7 other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list. (Do not replace, just keep on adding! Yes we hope it will be a long list!)

It's real easy! Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially! The benefits of Viral Linking:
- One of the fastest ways to see your technorati authority explode! - Increase your Google PageRank fast- Attract large volume of new traffic to your site- Build your community- Make new friends!

The Strategist Notebook Link Addiction Ardour of the Heart When Life Becomes a Book The Malaysian Life Yogatta.com What goes under the sun Roshidan's Cyber Station Sasha says Arts of Physics And the legend lives My View, My Life! GBex,Reaching out the other side of world Butchay Idealpinkrose Thinking Out Loud

You're next *Ellaine*, *Cheh*, *Sexy Mom*, *Retchel*, *Russ*, *Rhon* and *Thet*

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Another Inspiration

At last I was able to sign in.

I got these 3 awards from Chelle, Ellaine and Joey, my new found friends. Thanks a lot sis!









Thanks also to Eds for this one.

I'm inspired by these awards and It's good to know that fellow bloggers like them appreciates what I'm doing. Blogging is just simply blogging for me before but it changed when I started gaining friends. Thank you so much mga Kabl@gs!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Buhay Amerika

This is just a forwarded email from a friend of mine. I find it interesting that's why I posted it here. Leave your comments after reading.

Akala ng mga tao na nasa Pilipinas kapag nasa America ka akala nila madami ka ng pera. Ang totoo, madami kang utang, dahil credit card lahat ang gamit mo sa pagbili mo ng mga gamit mo. Kailangan mo gumamit ng credit card para magka-credit history ka, kase pag hindi ka umutang o wala kang utang, hindi ka pagkakatiwalaan ng mga kano . Pag wala kang credit card, ibig sabihin wala kang kapasidad magbayad. Akala nila mayaman ka na kase may kotse ka na. Ang totoo, kapag hindi ka bumili ng kotse sa America maglalakad ka ng milya-milya sa ilalim ng init ng araw o kaya sa snow. Walang jeepney, tricycle o padyak sa America .. Akala nila masarap ang buhay dito sa America . Ang totoo, puro ka trabaho kase pag di ka nagtrabaho, wala kang pangbayad ng bills mo sa kotse, credit card, ilaw, tubig, insurance, bahay at iba pa. Hindi ka na pwedeng tumambay sa kapitbahay kase busy din sila maghanap buhay pangbayad ng bills nila. Akala nila masaya ka kase nagpadala ka ng picture mo sa Disneyland, Seaworld, Six Flags, Universal Studios at iba pang attractions. Ang totoo, kailangan mo ngumiti kase nagbayad ka ng $70+ para makarating ka dun, kailangan mo na naman ang 10 hours na sweldo mong pinangbayad sa ticket. Akala nila malaki na ang kinikita mo kase dolyar na sweldo mo. Ang totoo, malaki pagpinalit mo ng peso, pero dolyar din ang gastos mo sa America. Ibig sabihin ang dolyar mong kinita sa presyong dolyar mo din gagastusin. Ang P15.00 na sardinas s a Pilipinas $1.00 sa America , ang isang pakete ng sigarilyo sa pilipinas P40.00, sa America $ 6.50, ang upa mo sa bahay na P10,000 sa Pilipinas, sa America $1,000++. Akala nila buhay milyonaryo ka na kase ang ganda ng bahay at kotse mo. Ang totoo milyon ang utang mo. Ang bago mong kotse 5 taon mong huhulugan. Ang bahay 30 taon mong huhulugan. Ibig sabihin, alipin ka ng bahay at kotse mo. Madaming naghahangad na makarating sa America . Lalo na mga nurses, mahirap maging normal na manggagawa sa Pilipinas. Madalas pagod ka sa trabaho. Pag dating ng sweldo mo, kulang pa sa pagkain mo.

Pero ganun din sa ibang bansa katulad ng America . Hindi ibig sabihin dolyar na ang sweldo mo, yayaman ka na, kailangan mo ding magbanat ng buto para mabuhay ka sa ibang bansa. Isang malaking sakripisyo ang pag alis mo sa bansang sinilangan at malungkot iwanan ang mga mahal mo sa buhay.Hindi pinupulot ang pera dito o pinipitas. Hindi ako naninira ng pangarap, gusto ko lang buksan ang bintana ng katotohanan.



Anong say mo tungkol dito?

Monday, January 14, 2008

Struggling with weight

I started gaining weight since I got married. Sometimes I don't feel like looking at the mirror because it makes me see the reality of me getting fat and bigger. Whew! Most of my clothes and pants doesn't fit anymore and I'm even having a hard time choosing what to wear every time I go out. Losing weight has been a struggle and a challenge. Before, I use to exercise everyday or at least 4 times a week at night before I go to bed. I don't eat dinner and sometimes I go jogging with my sister on weekends but now it has been so hard for me to do it again. I've been very lazy to play the CD which I use to watch and follow whenever I exercise. I eat a lot! Actually, I love eating that's why even if I'm not hungry I still eat whenever someone invites me to hahahaha!!! I have planned to go on a diet for many times but each time I decide to do it that's when I'm craving more. It's true when they say that it's easy to gain weight than to loose.




Last Saturday my sis and I went on a food tripping. We ate mango vanilla cream crepe, bought fries and went to Coffee Bean for a rich Ice Blended Mocha. Isn't it great to satisfy your cravings? But then I've promised myself that it will be the last. They say health is wealth and being fat is not always healthy. This time, I'll be sincere. Doing so is not easy and fast. I know I have to be patient and focused. I've done it before that's why I can do it again.

These quotes have kept me inspired and motivated:



"Nothing can stop the man

with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal;


Nothing on earth can help the man

with the wrong mental attitude"


-Thomas Jefferson




"You just can't beat the person who never gives up"



-George Ruth





I'd like to hear your stories too.

Do you have the same weight problem?

How does it affect you?

Any motivations that you could share?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

What's behind your name?

I've been tagged by Chelle to do this. Thanks sis!

All you have to do is spell your name using the letters and their corresponding meanings... pretty cool huh?

Now here's mine...

L ♥ BEST SMILE : )
O ♥ Has one of the best personalities ever
R ♥ Good bf/gf
I ♥ Loves to laugh
E ♥ deeply in love with his/her gf/bf

Name Meaning Here:
A: Gorgeous
B: Loves people
C: Really easy to fall in love with
D: Is great in bed
E: deeply in love with his/her gf/bf
F: People wild and crazy adore you
G: Never let people tell you what to do
H:Freakin’ beautiful eyes
I: Loves to laugh
J: Makes people laugh
K: Really silly
L: BEST SMILE
M: Makes dating fun
N: Sexy
O: Has one of the best personalities ever
P: Popular with all types of people
Q: A hypocrite
R: Good bf/gf
S: Lives life for fun
T: Great kisser
U: Gets blamed for everything
V: Not judgmental
W: Very broad minded
X: Never let people tell you what to do
Y: Loved by everyone
Z: Lives life for fun

Now I'm also tagging Sexy Mom and Petra. You must try this. It's really fun!

Tag from Jhona

Jhona just tag me with this meme! Thank you girl

1. Name one thing you do everyday.
Surf the net

2. Name two things you wish you could learn.
Swim
Paint

3. Name three things that remind you of your childhood.
Parks
Chinese Garter
Piko

4. Name four things you love to eat but rarely do.
Pizza
Ice Cream
Crepe
Lumpiang Ubod

5. Name five things that make you feel good.
Same with eds:
Eating
Travelling
Blogging
Sleeping for atleast 10 hrs
Singing

5 people to tag for this meme
Justine
Petra
Chelle
Summer
Liza

Friday, January 11, 2008

Recovering...

2 days ago I have uploaded a new template for this site. It was my first time and I didn't have any idea that my widgets will be deleted. It's a good thing that I was able to save a copy of my links so I started typing and adding them one by one last night --- I'll just separate the scrappers later. Right now I'm still trying to recover some of my logos and stats. Whew! This is a lesson to me. Next time I'll back up my files.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ten Questions

Got this from Jin. Thank you girl!

1. I love to eat: PIZZA, yummy!
2. I hate to eat: very salty foods
3. I love to go: to different places
4. I hate to go: malling when there are lots of people
5. I love it when: my hair is straight
6. I hate it when: my hair gets kinky
7. I love to see: nature
8. I hate to see: dark cloudy sky
9. I love to hear: Music
10. I hate to hear: Noises

Now passing this tag to the following... Idealpinkrose, Juliana, Eds, Jean, and Jhona, Wena and Diane

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Big S

I've watched the movie She's Too Young on TV last night. I highly recommend this to many teenagers who are at their stage of exploring and experimenting. She's Too Young is a made-for-TV movie, released in 2004, starring Marcia Gay Harden as the mother of a 14 year old daughter who is involved in sexual acts hidden from her parents. Freshman Hannah Vogul (Alexis Dziena) does everything her loving parents want: excels at music, makes good grades, and always tells the truth. That all changes when Hannah falls for the attentions of campus stud Nick Hartman (Mike Erwin). Supremely confident, the boy successfully pressures her to fellate him on their second date, then unsuccessfully invites her to an orgy for their third. Soon Dawn (Miriam McDonald), one of Nick's countless other conquests, confesses that she's contracted the Big S (Syphilis), which sets off an investigation by horrified public-health officials. When Hannah turns out to be one of dozens of infected students, her mother joins the crusade to bring their parents together and confront the underaged partying and casual sex that have led their children to this predicament. But with Hannah's self-esteem rocked by Nick's rejection and the ostracism of her peers, it may be too late to save her.

The purpose of the film is to show the effects and worries of teen sex in today's society. Teenagers today are really different, they are more independent and aggressive which is very different from yesterday's generation.

STD Facts - Syphilis

What is Syphilis?


Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It has often been called “the great imitator” because so many of the signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other diseases.

How common is Syphilis?

In the United States, health officials reported over 32,000 cases of syphilis in 2002, including 6,862 cases of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis. In 2002, half of all P&S syphilis cases were reported from 16 counties and 1 city; and most P&S syphilis cases occurred in persons 20 to 39 years of age. The incidence of infectious syphilis was highest in women 20 to 24 years of age and in men 35 to 39 years of age. Reported cases of congenital syphilis in newborns decreased from 2001 to 2002, with 492 new cases reported in 2001 compared to 412 cases in 2002.

Between 2001 and 2002, the number of reported P & S syphilis cases increased 12.4 percent. Rates in women continued to decrease, and overall, the rate in men was 3.5 times that in women. This, in conjunction with reports of syphilis outbreaks in men who have sex with men (MSM), suggests that rates of syphilis in MSM are increasing.

How do people get Syphilis?

Syphilis is passed from person to person through direct contact with a syphilis sore. Sores occur mainly on the external genitals, vagina, anus, or in the rectum. Sores also can occur on the lips and in the mouth. Transmission of the organism occurs during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Pregnant women with the disease can pass it to the babies they are carrying. Syphilis cannot be spread through contact with toilet seats, doorknobs, swimming pools, hot tubs, bathtubs, shared clothing, or eating utensils.

What are the signs and sypmptoms in adults?

Many people infected with syphilis do not have any symptoms for years, yet remain at risk for late complications if they are not treated. Although transmission appears to occur from persons with sores who are in the primary or secondary stage, many of these sores are unrecognized. Thus, most transmission is from persons who are unaware of their infection.

Primary Stage
The primary stage of syphilis is usually marked by the appearance of a single sore (called a chancre), but there may be multiple sores. The time between infection with syphilis and the start of the first symptom can range from 10 to 90 days (average 21 days). The chancre is usually firm, round, small, and painless. It appears at the spot where syphilis entered the body. The chancre lasts 3 to 6 weeks, and it heals without treatment. However, if adequate treatment is not administered, the infection progresses to the secondary stage.

Secondary Stage
Skin rash and mucous membrane lesions characterize the secondary stage. This stage typically starts with the development of a rash on one or more areas of the body. The rash usually does not cause itching. Rashes associated with secondary syphilis can appear as the chancre is healing or several weeks after the chancre has healed. The characteristic rash of secondary syphilis may appear as rough, red, or reddish brown spots both on the palms of the hands and the bottoms of the feet. However, rashes with a different appearance may occur on other parts of the body, sometimes resembling rashes caused by other diseases. Sometimes rashes associated with secondary syphilis are so faint that they are not noticed. In addition to rashes, symptoms of secondary syphilis may include fever, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, patchy hair loss, headaches, weight loss, muscle aches, and fatigue. The signs and symptoms of secondary syphilis will resolve with or without treatment, but without treatment, the infection will progress to the latent and late stages of disease.

Late Stage
The latent (hidden) stage of syphilis begins when secondary symptoms disappear. Without treatment, the infected person will continue to have syphilis even though there are no signs or symptoms; infection remains in the body. In the late stages of syphilis, it may subsequently damage the internal organs, including the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones, and joints. This internal damage may show up many years later. Signs and symptoms of the late stage of syphilis include difficulty coordinating muscle movements, paralysis, numbness, gradual blindness, and dementia. This damage may be serious enough to cause death.

How does syphilis affect a pregnant woman and her baby?

The syphilis bacterium can infect the baby of a woman during her pregnancy. Depending on how long a pregnant woman has been infected, she may have a high risk of having a stillbirth (a baby born dead) or of giving birth to a baby who dies shortly after birth. An infected baby may be born without signs or symptoms of disease. However, if not treated immediately, the baby may develop serious problems within a few weeks. Untreated babies may become developmentally delayed, have seizures, or die.

How is Syphilis diagnosed?

Some health care providers can diagnose syphilis by examining material from a chancre (infectious sore) using a special microscope called a dark-field microscope. If syphilis bacteria are present in the sore, they will show up when observed through the microscope.

A blood test is another way to determine whether someone has syphilis. Shortly after infection occurs, the body produces syphilis antibodies that can be detected by an accurate, safe, and inexpensive blood test. A low level of antibodies will stay in the blood for months or years even after the disease has been successfully treated. Because untreated syphilis in a pregnant woman can infect and possibly kill her developing baby, every pregnant woman should have a blood test for syphilis.

What is the link between Syphilis and HIV?

Genital sores (chancres) caused by syphilis make it easier to transmit and acquire HIV infection sexually. There is an estimated 2- to 5-fold increased risk of acquiring HIV infection when syphilis is present.

Ulcerative STDs that cause sores, ulcers, or breaks in the skin or mucous membranes, such as syphilis, disrupt barriers that provide protection against infections. The genital ulcers caused by syphilis can bleed easily, and when they come into contact with oral and rectal mucosa during sex, increase the infectiousness of and susceptibility to HIV. Having other STDs is also an important predictor for becoming HIV infected because STDs are a marker for behaviors associated with HIV transmission.

What is the treatment for Syphilis?

Syphilis is easy to cure in its early stages. A single intramuscular injection of penicillin, an antibiotic, will cure a person who has had syphilis for less than a year. Additional doses are needed to treat someone who has had syphilis for longer than a year. For people who are allergic to penicillin, other antibiotics are available to treat syphilis. There are no home remedies or over-the-counter drugs that will cure syphilis. Treatment will kill the syphilis bacterium and prevent further damage, but it will not repair damage already done.

Because effective treatment is available, it is important that persons be screened for syphilis on an on-going basis if their sexual behaviors put them at risk for STDs.

Persons who receive syphilis treatment must abstain from sexual contact with new partners until the syphilis sores are completely healed. Persons with syphilis must notify their sex partners so that they also can be tested and receive treatment if necessary.

Will syphilis recur?

Having syphilis once does not protect a person from getting it again. Following successful treatment, people can still be susceptible to re-infection. Only laboratory tests can confirm whether someone has syphilis. Because syphilis sores can be hidden in the vagina, rectum, or mouth, it may not be obvious that a sex partner has syphilis. Talking with a health care provider will help to determine the need to be re-tested for syphilis after treatment has been received.

How can syphilis be prevented?

The surest way to avoid transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, including syphilis, is to abstain from sexual contact or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected.

Avoiding alcohol and drug use may also help prevent transmission of syphilis because these activities may lead to risky sexual behavior. It is important that sex partners talk to each other about their HIV status and history of other STDs so that preventive action can be taken.

Genital ulcer diseases, like syphilis, can occur in both male and female genital areas that are covered or protected by a latex condom, as well as in areas that are not covered. Correct and consistent use of latex condoms can reduce the risk of syphilis, as well as genital herpes and chancroid, only when the infected area or site of potential exposure is protected.

Condoms lubricated with spermicides (especially Nonoxynol-9 or N-9) are no more effective than other lubricated condoms in protecting against the transmission of STDs. Based on findings from several research studies, N-9 may itself cause genital lesions, providing a point of entry for HIV and other STDs. In June 2001, the CDC recommended that N-9 not be used as a microbicide or lubricant during anal intercourse. Transmission of a STD, including syphilis cannot be prevented by washing the genitals, urinating, and or douching after sex. Any unusual discharge, sore, or rash, particularly in the groin area, should be a signal to refrain from having sex and to see a doctor immediately.

Monday, January 7, 2008

My Craft

I have not yet posted the finished scrapbook that I've done as a gift for my mom on her bday. So here it is. I bought the Paper cover at Simple Joys and have chosen Gold because it's my mom's favorite color. I have used Black Cartolina which I bought at the National Bookstore for the pages because it complements the Golden color of the cover. I've made a total of 10 pages and printed them out on an 8x8 glossy paper. I've binded them together with thread and beads --- also from Simple Joys.




Another Inspiration


This is really cute Justine! Thank you so much. Another friendship award that serves as an inspiration. It's really possible to make friends even if you don't see each other personally.

I'd like to share this with my kabl@ggers Idealpinkrose, Cheh, Petra and Joey

My Weekend Treat!

I had my first body massage for this year and It really is very relaxing. I've chosen Shiatsu because it's a dry massage. It doesn't uses any oil that makes me feel sticky after.

Most people enjoy shiatsu massage as much as they enjoy deep tissue massage, but expect some differences. Shiatsu will involve deep breathing, rotating and stretching your joints, as well as manipulating pressure points. When these points are pressed, people describe the sensation as feeling tender, tickling, intense, or slightly uncomfortable, unlike anything else. After the massage, you may feel strange, but not sore as in a muscular tissue massage. Many believe Shiatsu is both preventative and healing, so getting it done on a regular basis, along with stretching, exercise, and a healthy diet, may improve your health.