Global B2B Trade Marketplace ECPlaza Turns 15

15th Anniversary of Global Online B2B Trade Marketplace ECPlaza!
Since 1996, ECPlaza, a B2B trade business site, has become No.1 Trade Leader to over 1,000,000 members on export marketing. They are operating not only global online B2B trade marketplace, EDI(Electronic Data Interchange) service, trade consulting but also offline trade-related services for small and medium enterprises.

And now, Ecplaza, has become 15 years since serving members all around the world as a World’s Leading Global Online B2B Trade Marketplace since 1996.

Change To Win

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"Change is inevitable, growth is intentional." Familiar? What about this one,  

“We must become the change we want to see.” 

And these...

“Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.”
“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
“When you're finished changing, you're finished.”  

Letting Go

My cam is similar to this one but a bit worn out
Sad news my dear friends; my Sony Jurrasic camera which accompanied me for the past years broke down all of a sudden. I can still turn it on but the LCD screen becomes white and images are not shown. :( Now, I don't have a camera to capture exciting moments this coming Summer Youth Camp. Is this a sign of kissing my  dear cam goodbye and purchase a new one? But, I love my jurassic cam and we had so much memories together. Plus, it's a gift from mom. Oh! How hard it is to let go. I hope anyone can hear my heart cry. I really want to revive it at any prize I can afford. But if not possible, maybe I really need to let it go though I'm still, praying for miracles. :')

Ready To Go Camping?

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Tomorrow will be the start of our Summer Youth Camp and I haven't packed my things yet. Blame my lazy bones for convincing me to do it later. But, (yeah!) will definitely do it as soon as my clothes dried up. Thanks to Mr. Sunshine for your strong heat that even my brainjuice got drained. Also, to mom who encouraged me to pack my things now so I wont cram and forget those essential items. Now, I'm refreshing my camp memories and preparing myself for a heavy duty 4-day out of my comfort zone. But I'm confident it'll gonna great and exciting.

Google Surprised Me

Google had a lot of surprises lately. One, is this page background  I saw a while ago as I google the movie Fast Five. I'm not sure when this background thing started but it amazed me, really, that I announced this whole thing to everyone in our crib, thinking that they'll react the way I did. Too bad, I didn't get the

Fast Five Movie Screening

This May 4, I was given a chance to watch Fast Five (for free! yey!); A movie starring Vin Diesel , Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson

Grateful

This photo was taken and edited by one of my fabulous blogger friend from Australia; Yileen. I just met her at bloggersdotcom and the story how she made me a banner goes like this:

My Blogger Momah!

Just this morning, as mom was preparing to go to the office, she asked me these blogging hows. Then, I told her these blogging basics I learned and make her understand some of the technical terms commonly used. Excited to post all her photos and experiences, mom (once again) asked me to do a demo. So, we made her first post and published it immediately. 

Mom's blog, by the way, is all about her experiences both in career and personal life. The title of her blog is "Anecdota of A Rescuer". Basically the content of all her writings revolves in all her trainings, seminar and all those really informative stuff about rescuing or saving lives. As adventurous as she is, her blog will surely excite you to know more about her life as a mother, a public servant, and a rescuer. To know more about her and her blog, click HERE.

RPG Metanoia: Change to Win

Yehey! Four days to go and it's camping time again. My feet are getting really itchy now that, we, the Jive Youth, are going to a  Summer Youth Camp at Mt. Peniel in Capas, Tarlac On April 26-29. “RPG Metanoia: Change to Win”, where RPG stands for repentance, purity and godliness

Actually, I have been participating Summer Youth Camp since 2005 and I must say that this camp helped me change my life's perspective, ofcourse for the better. That is why I highly recommend this to young people (even those who are young at heart) to not miss the chance of joining event like this. 

For more details : Go to http://www.jiveyouth.com/ or just leave a comment here.








Best Seen Movie

Without anything to do and any movies to watch, we (mom, bro and I) decided to purchase another set of movie: Tangled, Catch Me I'm Fallen and 3 Idiots. First, we decided to watch Catch Me starring Sarah G. and Gerald A. It was cute and will definitely make you twitterpated. And, I agreed to my brother when he said that it tapped some political issues in our country (see his review on this).

So after that, we move on to see 3 Idiots. An Indian film in 2009 starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani. Its a story of  three friends studying in an engineering college Rancho (Aamir Khan), Farhan (R Madhavan) and Raju (Sharman Joshi).

Rancho is the rebel among them always questioning things and believing that learning is more than just the usual mode of education. He encourages his friends to look beyond the ordinary and soon earns the wrath of the college director Viru Sahasrabuddhe (Boman Irani).Despite his fun and frolic, Rancho always surprises everyone by topping the class. He even manages to win the affections of the director's daughter Pia (Kareena Kapoor). But Rancho's greatest contribution lies is making his friends realise their true calling.

Learning the Hard Way

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Iv been bed ridden for the past 3 days and so I had to detached myself from computer, cellphone and lakwatsa (going out). 

Being sick is aweful and really depressing but I had to do it so I could get better quickly. Thanks to my beautiful and gorgeous mom for doctoring me. She pampered me like a baby but I love the way she takes care of me when I'm sick. Though it made me felt guilty. Guilty for being a

Coughing Myths and Cures

Coughing is one health condition we have encountered at least a dozen times in our lives.  Some people even go to the extent of using various remedies and treatments available in their quest to relieve their cough.      

However, there are many misconceptions and non-scientific practices in the treatment of cough, which may even prove detrimental to our health in the long run.


One popular practice is eating hot soup to help cure coughs and colds.  While this practice does help soothe an irritated throat, it does not, unfortunately, help cure one’s cough.

Avida Settings Cavite “Homefest” brings taste of the good life in Phase 2 grand launch


GUESTS WERE TREATED TO A MINI-CONCERT, FUN GAMES and exciting prizes treated during a fun-filled weekend at “Homefest”, the grand launch of Avida Settings Cavite Phase 2. The launch also featured the inauguration of the residential development’s amenity area.

“We held the Avida Settings Cavite Phase 2 grand launch on a weekend and called it ‘Homefest’ because great memories and family are what Avida residential developments are all about.  We chose family friendly musical entertainment plus games and raffle prizes to give our buyers and other guests a taste of the joy in store for them when they become Avida Settings Cavite residents,” says Tess Tatco, Avida Land Corp. Marketing Manager.

Death Comes Like A Thief

This morning, a sad news shocked our house. It was the death of AJ Perez, a young  television actor, whose real name is Antonilo Joseph S. Perez. The 18 year old actor was killed in a road accident in Tarlac province at around 12:20 AM. Actually, I had a chance to see  him personally though I'm not big fan of AJ.  Yet, we still cant help not to feel really sad for the family and relatives he left. He is too young to die. And I'm sure a lot of people are looking forward to his career.

What Is Your Score To God?

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Yesterday, I was thinking of a post relevant to this coming Lenten season. And, today, just a few hours ago, while I was listening to Pastor's preaching, a very provoking question hit me...

" What is your score to God?" 

As we all know, Holy Week  is a significant religious festival in the Philippines. Usually when Holy Week's approaching, people are getting really busy preparing

Basic Guitar Lesson for Brother

My brother got a prob with one of his subjects. And he has to do some performance just to pass, so he can  graduate this month end. But, Guess what subject it is? Music! 

We're not super talented in music, but to those who knew us, they can testify that music is one of our inborn skill. lol :)

My brother, actually, is a theater performer who played some great lead roles in their school. That's why I'm really pissed off when I heard him got an INC in Music.  I dont wanna be like an exaggerated sister but it's just weird to almost fail a graduating student by just some personal matters. 

Real Life Mask

Last Friday, some of our JIVE Youth (including yours truly) went to SBC Masinag to join the ACTS team in the drama presentation this coming 2011 Summer Youth Camp. During the practice, Kuya Erwin ( director of drama team) brought out all the props needed. Some were black cloths for demon roles, cross (of different sizes) and many other. But what caught my attention was the mask painted in silver with black lining on it. For me wearing a mask is a good thing for actors and actresses . Somehow masks help lessen the nervousness they feel on stage. To put it simply; masks hide our fears. 

Summer Is Officially On!

PAGASA acting administrator Nathaniel Servando said yesterday that the daily temperature recorded in most parts of the country has gradually risen and the establishment of the North Pacific High favors the shift of the wind direction from northeasterly to easterly and southeasterly over most parts of the country.

That means, get ready to pack your suitcase, put your shades on ,   grab the hottest summer outfit together with your favorite pair of flip-flop and enjoy the day at the beach with your family and friends. But  don't forget to bring your sunblock 'coz summer is officially...ON!!! 

As Purple Plum Fairy gives away summer essentials as an anniversary gift to her loyal friends and followers.  The contest is open for Metro Manila residents only. Winners will be receive three tubes of Banana Boat Baby Sunscreen Lotion in SPF 50 , a set of Body Nature mid-warm roll on wax with 20 pieces of depilation strips and the latest Bob Ong book. Purple Plum Fairy would also give a Gift Certificate from 7107 islands cruise for an accommodation on an A Deck cabin with buffet meals onboard for two which is valid until March 2012.

Wow! Amazing gift prizes yeah? So what are you waiting for? Join now!Cross your fingers and hope that luck is on your side. :)

Its very easy to join! For more details, click here.


Find A Good investment in Avida Towers Alabang

 
Amidst the burgeoning supply of affordable condominiums and the continuous tightening of competition in the real estate industry, Avida Land Corp., the affordable arm of property giant Ayala Land, Inc., remains its stronghold among homebuyers and investors.

With its prime location and affordability, Avida Towers
Alabang continue to attract homebuyers and investors.
Avida Towers Alabang, one of Avida’s newest condominium projects, for instance has incredibly raked in sales and is continuously gaining market interest. Most of its buyers are families, local investors, expatriates, as well as young professionals from Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, and other areas in Southern Luzon who have found a good investment in the residential project due to its prime location and the numerous lifestyle opportunities it affords.

Good Job Paypal!


Just this morning, I received a message on my hotmail informing me that this particular company sent me a 20 US dollar via my Paypal account. Again, I over reacted and got very excited logging in to my Paypal account.  Too bad, when I entered my password, these words welcomed me: "Please make sure you enter your email address and password correctly. If you still can't log in, please see the Troubleshooting Tips below." So I followed the instructions. They asked me if I remember my email account. "Yes, Ofcourse!" Then proceed to these (I cant remember) Security Questions. I tried so many times but failed. I squeezed my brain for answers but still it wont give me the right one. But I never gave up!


I emailed them. Good thing about Paypal is their quick response. They asked me if I can wait for about 72 hours so they may view my account. So I waited. After about 2 minutes, my phone rang. I cant recognize the number 'coz its I think a number from US. But I did answer. I knew it! It's Cherry, from Paypal. She asked me personal details for verification. After that, she gave me a 5 digit code. Then asked for a new password and security questions. And, Voila! It's recovered! Yey!

Thanks Paypal! I never thought they would be that fast in people's concern!
 

Reward Yourself with Cuckoo Clock

SINIX World Class Wall Clock
I remember the old days when mom bring us to the province every vacation so she can earn extra money for us. Those days were amazing for a kid like me. Waking up by the old grandfather's clock in a place where the air is so refreshing, the relaxing cold breeze from the shore, that so delicious hot pandesal and every living creature that heightens my curiosity. Oh! Here I go again reminiscing.

However, nowadays, time flies. It has its wings that even the best runner can't catch from it. Everything is in fast-phased. That is why most of the people in the city would find anything just to give time for themselves. Time to slow down, rest, meditate and just relax.

For mama and I, we'd rather go to the province. Enjoy the calm ambiance, witness those gorgeous trees, feel the cold splash of the water from the beach, walk on the shores while eating our favorite mangoes, chitchat with the relatives til we drop into the dreamland. And the moment we hear the rooster crowed, our eyes would automatically open up. Those experiences are definitely rewarding. Too bad, as of now, we got no time for that. But, World Class Wall Clock on the left (I recently found on the net), will surely bring you the feeling of being in the province. Just the same feeling when you had your grandfather's clock waking you up.

This wooden cased Cuckoo Clock is just one of product made exclusively by SINIX. It has distinctive features that would surely bring you to the world of relaxation. Such as every hour cuckoo or doll alarms with melody, auto night shut off and yes, a quartz movement which you see in these days modern watches. It also has Cuckoo volume control which ranges from Off, Low, and High. Plus the fact that it is water proof. So, you need not to worry hanging it anywhere. 

Now, what are you waiting for? It's time to reward yourself!
Visit http://sinix.en.ecplaza.net/ for details  and grab the opportunity of having a World Class Wall Clock inside your crib.

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: The latest non-invasive brain surgery

In the past years, several modern procedures for the treatment of brain disorders have been made available in the Philippines. 

These have given Filipinos easier access to procedures that they have otherwise gone abroad for and all the incidental expenses for travel and accommodations to think of.

One such procedure is the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery pioneered by the Philippine Gamma Knife Center at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center. It was established in 1998 to provide the Filipino patient access to neurosurgical technology that was difficult to access. It was created to become a center of excellence for Stereotactic Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery.

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery represents an advance in the field of Stereotactic Neurosurgery and is considered as the gold standard in noninvasive brain surgery. It was the result of a relentless pursuit by Dr. Lars Leksell, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, to develop less invasive methods of cranial surgery.  Dr. Leksell developed the Gamma Knife as a noninvasive procedure for performing stereotactic functional neurosurgery.

The respect accorded to Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is based on three reasons: its guaranteed quick recovery time, its high performance rating among experts and patients alike, and the team of experts who perform the procedure.


Quick recovery time
Gamma Knife minimizes the possibility of developing complications.  Following the patient’s admission, a stereotactic frame is attached to the patient’s head, then, neuroimaging such as MRI, CT Scan or cerebral angiography is performed. A marker on the stereotactic frame allows the Gamma Knife team to localize the tumor or vascular malformation with exact precision on a state of the art computer work station. When the plan is complete, actual treatment will follow which usually last a single day.  

“Compared to conventional open surgery, Gamma Knife allows the patients to return to his daily activities quickly and cost effectively. Because the Gamma Knife requires no incisions, and in most cases requires local anesthesia, many of the risk associated with conventional surgery such as infection, hemorrhage, adverse reaction to anesthesia and death are actually eliminated.


The procedure is accomplished within a very brief time frame. It is usually performed as an out patient basis with no associated convalescence. Most patients resume their normal activities after discharge from the center.

Safer and more effective
But more than quick recovery time, what is being commended by doctors and Gamma Knife patients alike is the accuracy with which Gamma Knife treats a brain disorder. In fact, there is no other procedure that can claim to have greater acceptance among the world’s leading hospitals and medical practitioners when it comes to the non-invasive treatment of brain disorders than Gamma Knife.
Here, no scalpels are required and no blood is shed. Patients undergoing the Gamma Knife procedure will have their brain disorders treated, instead, through the delivery of a high single dose of radiation to that area that is affected. That makes it safer as surrounding tissues will not be affected during or after the procedure.

Patients whose lives have been changed after a Gamma Knife treatment also number in hundreds of thousands around the world. The technology involved in this procedure ensures its precision in treating a brain disorder. It has been proven to be one of the most successful radiosurgery weapons in the fight against brain disorders such as Arteriovenous malformation, benign intracranial tumors including acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, craniopharyngiomas, pineal tumors, malignant tumors such as metastatic carcinoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Other candidates for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery include patients with residual lesions left unresected by previous open neurosurgical procedure, patients at high risk for surgical complications due to age or underlying medical problems, and patient who refuse craniotomy. This is why it is preferred by the experts. Morbidity is low and mortality is none.

Expertise
Since its clinical start-up in 1998, the Philippine Gamma Knife Center has performed over 1700 radiosurgical and open stereotactic procedures. The safety and effectiveness of the Gamma Knife procedure is ensured by a multi disciplinary team of medical professionals which are all trained in Stockholm, Sweden.

The team is composed of Neurosurgeons, headed by Dr. Vesagas who currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Asian Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Radiation Oncologist, Medical Physicist, Anesthesiologist and Neurosurgical Nurse with years of experience behind them. Averaging 130 cases a year, the Stereotactic Neurosurgery team at the Philippine Gamma Knife Center is the most experienced in the country, bar none.

Need to know more about how Gamma Knife can help you? Just visit the PGKC at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center or visit their website at www.gammaknife.com.ph or call 7259254;7237575.

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Vibram: My Dream Footware



One of my superb many goals this year-end is to have my dream Vibram footwear. A five finger shoe constructed with a thin stretchable polyamide material while the sole is composed of long lasting performance rubber.
Definitely the idea of walking, running, mountain climbing or even swimming with your barefoot creates an incredibly comfortable feeling,secure fitting, better posture and a feeling of being in touch with nature. Other features are:

Tired of Being Tired?

Are your tired of everydays' routine? Though you sleep all day long, you still feel your body in constant sensation of being lethargic?
Well, dear, worry not! It only means that you belong to the human world who experience stress due to busy lifestyle. :)
Like I experienced a few hours ago, in front of my computer staring at my dashboard, email and facebook account (again and again and again)...squeezing my brain for ideas....

Parenting tips: How to make your kids take their medicine

 As a parent, you know that making your children take their medicine can pose quite a challenge. That’s because most of the time, children find their medicines to be bad-tasting, so they will do practically anything to avoid having to take them.

Don’t give up. Knowing this fact already brings you one step closer to finding out how you can make them take their medicine instead of forcing or fighting with them.  Here are some things that can help you:

I Won!I Won!

Yesterday, a lot of things contributed to my feelings of being sad and restless. I wont mention them though.( Is it because yesterdays April Fools!? Oh no!) But just a while ago, as I opened my dashboard, browse the latest posts from blogger friend. ta-daaaaaaaaam! 
I still can't believe it. My hands are actually cold and my heart is still in shock! hahaha I know. I know how over reacting I am now, but it's actually my very FIRST TIME to win. That is why I'm overjoyed and excited. And I am so looking forward to receiving the prize. This, I am sure is God's surprise. He really knew how to make me smile when I'm sad!Oh! How AWESOME GOD You are!

Thank You so much Lord! And  Chris plus her super cutie kiddo!
You are such a blessing in disguise :) 

God bless us all and Happy Blogging!:)



 
When can the killer treasure a betting knight? (word verification:dont pay attention to this.) :)