Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Finally It's Raining

After many days of waiting, finally the sky opened up and started pouring heavy rains here in Mindanao, Philippines. I can see right in front of my desk here in the office how the rain with moderate wind sways the plants outside and how the sky darkened the environment because of heavy gray clouds, oh I can see fogs too. 

As we all know Philippines is experiencing El NiƱo phenomenon.We're all praying that it will rain from time to time to alleviate our power crisis here in the South because 40-50% of our power are sourced out from hydro electric power plants.

We hope that this rain that we have today will help increase the water elevation of Lanao Lake to a level that can generate more power that will arrest the power shortage in Mindanao.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kasadya - A Streetdancing Competition

Let's play another ABC. Our letter for today is "K" and K is for Kasadya a streetdancing competition held every September here in Iligan City to celebrate the feast of St. Michael the 

Last year, I was able to passed through in between so many spectators to shoot some scene in this much awaited event of the year. I was hoping to take the colorful custumes, smiles of the dancers and their expression while doing their routine and I successfully did. 

I hope I can take more photos on the next Kasadya, that would be on September this year. ciao!


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Blazing Sunset

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them.
~Woodrow Wilson~

This is one of the sunset shot that I took at Initao Nature Park. A blazing sun setting at the horizon.


Scenic Sunday

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pizza at Kylas

After one of our badminton session, the group decided to hangout for a while before going home. That night the group decided to change venue (because we usually hangout at Paeng's Resto) and went to Kyla's instead. The guys had a couple of beer while the gals had lemonade and pizza. 

Looks great huh! and in fairness it does taste good.

Happy Food Trip Friday!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blog Makeover from LadyJava

I started Deliciously Spicy Moments three months ago, and I wanted a blog makeover so badly but I do not know how to. All this time I was only hoping for a free makeover and today an opportunity knocks at my door I just hope luck will finally find me and win a free blog makeover from a very talented and gorgeous LadyJava.

Yippee today is the last day of the contest, so folks joined the fun now.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

J is for Jessie & January

Let's play another ABC on Wednesday, and today's letter is our most favorite letter "J". Why, because hubby and my name starts with letter J.

credits: QP by Vickie Fernandez


Monday, March 22, 2010

Red Juicy Watermelon

It is summer once again and during this sun stricken season of the year juicy watermelons are quite abundant. This tasty thirst quenching fruit offers beneficial health benefits like;

1. Watermelon is rich in potent carotene antioxidant called lycopene that is found most in red colored fruits. Studies show that lycopene reduces the risk of prostate cancer and heart disease. And watermelon is the only fruit that contains higher concentration of lycopene that any other fresh fruit or vegetable.

2. Rich in B vitamins necessary for energy production. A very good source of vitamin B6 and B1. Studied shows that Vitamin B6 promotes chemicals in the brain that help people cope with anxiety and panic.

3. Not only oranges are rich in vitamin C, watermelons too. It is an excellent source of vitamin C and as well as vitamin A.

4. A good source of potassium. Magnesium and thiamin, which protect our body from many diseases.

5. And lastly, watermelon is a fat free energy booster red fruit.

These are some of the health benefits of watermelon that I have read in the web that are worth sharing.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Banana’s Health Benefits

Banana belongs in the genus of Musa from the Musaceae family and are native in tropical countries in Southeast Asia. It is the largest herbaceous flowering plant.

The banana fruit offers numerous health benefits and some of them are the following:

Anemia - This common blood disorder that decreases the normal blood red blood cells can be prevented by consuming fruit/food that are rich in iron. And banana is relatively has high iron content which will help stimulate the growth of hemoglobin in the body.

Blood Pressure – Bananas being quite high in potassium yet very low in sodium can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

Ulcers – one of the few foods that an ulcer patient can eat without suffering pain is banana. It helps reduce acidity and reduces irritation.

Constipation – Bananas has fiber contents therefore can help restore normal bowel movement.

Smoking – Because of the vitamins content of bananas like B6 and B12, as well as potassium and magnesium the substances that help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal, bananas can sure help those who are willing to quit smoking.

Depression – Bananas contain tryptophan, a mood leveling protein and vitamin B in bananas can help calm the nervous system and can improve your mood.

And finally, since bananas consist mainly of sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and fiber, thus it is a very good source of energy.

So start your day with a banana.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

We Grieve for our Friend's Lost

Early this morning our friend Nice called up to inform us that our friend Mia's newborn child has left us already. The little 6.5lbs beautiful baby boy was born via cesarean on Friday morning March 19, 2010. His voice was the most beautiful sound that his mother had ever heard but minutes later he stopped crying and was helped to revive his breathing. And it was found out that the baby has a pneumonia on his right lung, he undergo treatment and was attached to a ventilator to help him in his breathing. Yesterday we went to visit them again at the hospital and was informed that his left lung has collapsed due to accumulated fluid. A hose was then attached to his little body to suck the fluid in his left lung and by yesterday afternoon his 4th xray showed that the fluid was already been sucked up. He was under medication but last night almost midnight he finally given up. His heart ceased to pump to support his breathing and left us forever.

We can't explain the pain we felt what more for his parents, Mia who carried the child for nine months.

It was so painful and we grieved too for their lost.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Trail of Lights

I was thinking what to post for color carnival today, and I suddenly remember the trail of lights shot that I did last month that I have posted yesterday on my other blog.

Hmmm decided to repost it here because it does qualify as a perfect entry for color carnival.

Here it is hope you like it...