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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Much awaited TRIP!

Thanks to Cebu Pacific for the endless opportunities to travel! We are looking forward to our TRIP this August! Summer in August is not a bad idea at all!

Advanced booking is a sure way to go when you have definite travel dates since airline promos are selling like hot cakes! The fares are of best value and you still have more than enough time to save up for the upcoming traveling and even pasalubong spree.

I always love coming back to CEBU and BOHOL plus we were able to squeeze in BORA in our itinerary. This trip will surely be worth the wait!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

much anticipated movie

can't wait to watch the movie "You changed my life" ...
hopefully, it's even more better than the first one!

I will definitely find time to watch this movie!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Interview with the....

Feb 20, 2009

The date set for scheduled interview with the bosses.
There were 4 of us who were in the grilling list.
As the clock striked 4PM, i began to feel uneasy. My hands were clammy and my heart started to beat irregularly. I always thought that i would be fine and that I was a bit used to meeting them but i was wrong. I was the first one on the list and it was nothing i expected it to be. They were actually in a good mood but i knew for a fact that they meant serious business.

The interview only took about 15 minutes. It was the longest 15 min interview of my life!
It was a great relief on my part when they offered their congratulations at the end of my interview. It will be the start of something new and exciting. Hopefully, something that is worth all this wait!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

what's february without the Big V-Day!

Valentines day happens to fall on a a Saturday and t'was another Saturday class for me.
As the years went by, V-day becomes a bit ordinary to me.

It was a busy Saturday and school was busy as usual.
After my morning classes, I headed home and spent the V-Day with my family.

For the next weeks or so, I am expecting a busy schedule and lots of deadlines to beat..
Belated Happy V-day everyone!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

still feeling lost..

I haven't decided about what to do yet. If only things were simplier, then i would not be in such difficult position. Just the other day, i tried writing down the advantages and disadvantages of my options but it was not that successful. If i were to stay, i would have to endure a lot of things.

Scrutiny, pressure, proving my worthiness, revisions of work and the whole sheeebang... I am willing to learn but the point of the matter is, am i waiting in vain for a promise that will never happen? Are my efforts lost or am i just another statistics?

the Heart of the matter....

Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

An alternative theory from Belarus states that the holiday originates from the story of Saint Valentine, who upon rejection by his mistress was so heartbroken that he took a knife to his chest and sent her his still-beating heart as a token of his undying love for her. Hence, heart-shaped cards are now sent as a tribute to his overwhelming passion and suffering.
The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines." Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards. The sending of Valentines was a fashion in nineteenth-century Great Britain, and, in 1847, Esther Howland developed a successful business in her Worcester, Massachusetts home with hand-made Valentine cards based on British models. The popularity of Valentine cards in 19th-century America was a harbinger of the future commercialization of holidays in the United States.

The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest

Different Types of Chocolates

Several types of chocolate can be distinguished. Pure, unsweetened chocolate contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, combining chocolate with sugar. Milk chocolate is sweet chocolate that additionally contains milk powder or condensed milk. "White chocolate" contains cocoa butter, sugar, and milk but no cocoa solids. Chocolate contains alkaloids such as theobromine and phenethylamine, which have some physiological effects in humans, but the presence of theobromine renders it toxic to some animals, such as dogs and cats. It has been linked to serotonin levels in the brain. Dark chocolate has recently been promoted for its health benefits, as it seems to possess substantial amount of antioxidants that reduce the formation of free radicals.

Alongside milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate are also common chocolate varieties.
White chocolate is formed from a mixture of sugar, cocoa butter, and milk solids. Although its texture is similar to milk and dark chocolate, it does not contain any cocoa solids. Because of this, many countries do not consider white chocolate as chocolate at all. Although first introduced by Hebert Candies in 1955, Mars, Incorporated was the first to produce white chocolate within the United States. Because it does not contain any cocoa solids, white chocolate does not contain any theobromine, meaning it can be consumed by animals.

Dark chocolate is produced by adding fat and sugar to the cacao mixture. The U.S. Government calls this "sweet chocolate", and requires a 15% concentration of chocolate liquor. European rules specify a minimum of 35% cocoa solids. Dark chocolate, with its high cocoa content, is a rich source of the flavonoids epicatechin and gallic acid, which are thought to possess cardioprotective properties. Dark chocolate has also been said to reduce the possibility of a heart attack when consumed regularly in small amounts. Semisweet chocolate is a dark chocolate with a low sugar content. Bittersweet chocolate is chocolate liquor to which some sugar (typically a third), more cocoa butter, vanilla and sometimes lecithin have been added. It has less sugar and more liquor than semisweet chocolate, but the two are interchangeable in baking.

Unsweetened chocolate is pure chocolate liquor, also known as bitter or baking chocolate. It is unadulterated chocolate: the pure, ground, roasted chocolate beans impart a strong, deep chocolate flavor.