Friday, November 24, 2017

I'm Thankful For Today and Every day of My Life

Life is not always as perfect as we wish for, but we can make our life meaningful and worthwhile every day no matter what circumstances we have. As we give thanks in general and to honor Thanksgiving Day, I made my own list. 

-I am thankful for my family, I don't have the perfect one but I still have the sense of belongingness when things get tough. 

-I am thankful for my kids, two different personalities, traits, and attitudes. I know the stage of being a teenager is tough and when your kids stepped out of the house, the struggle of peer pressure they need to face...all part of life.

-I am thankful for the relationship I have right now, less disagreement, less disappointment and spending each day easy. 

-I am thankful for friends who I can turn to and willing to share a hand, laughter, and tears. Life wouldn't be complete without friends in your life. People can come and go, friends will stick with you as a magnet.

-I am thankful for opportunities that come along the way. It helped and continuously help me to strive and learn more. It opens a door for me to share my own experiences in life and for that, I am being rewarded at the same time.

-I am thankful for wonderful, outpouring blessings I got this year, things I did not expect came in different forms and different degrees of happiness. Things that made life a little exciting and easy.

-I am thankful for each morning, I get to witness the sun peeking out everytime it rises each morning and capturing the majestic nature's wonder.

Thank you for reading and enjoy the #sunrise #timelapses I made. <3


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Simple, Easy Baked Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins!

The feeling when you smell something nice from the kitchen is when the aroma of what is in the oven baking. 

Last night, I was in the mood to bake some goodies also because I have all the ingredients available to make a couple of dozens of muffins. This is a very typical flavor of muffins which everybody loves, banana chocolate chip muffins!

I know everybody can whip up a batter of banana bread as long as you have ripe bananas in the kitchen you are good to go. For my recipe, it is simple, easy and will just need you less than an hour to prepare, mix and bake. You can have my recipe below.


  • 3-cups flour
  • 1-cup brown sugar
  • 1-tsp salt
  • 1-tsp baking powder
  • 1-tsp baking soda
  • 1-tsp cinnamon powder
  • Ripe bananas, mashed. I like to have chunks of bananas especially when it's overripe, it has this natural sweetener. 
  • 3- large eggs
  • 1-cup vegetable oil
  • 1-cup fresh milk
  • 1-tbsp vanilla
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients.
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. 
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 180c.
  4. Combine the mixed dry to wet ingredients gradually. Mix thoroughly and noticing some lumps from the chunks of the banana. 
  5. Add some chocolate chips to the mixture. 
  6. Grease the muffin pan.
  7. Scoop the batter mixture using an ice cream scooper it is easy and creates less mess.
  8. Mixture can fill-up a couple dozen muffins. 
  9. Topped with choco chip. Used the Hershey's Kitchen Milk Chocolate Chips.
  10. Pop in the oven for about 25 minutes.
  11. Cool down before removing muffins from the tray.

I hope you find my recipe easy, you can use it and let me know your version of it. I am having a muffin right now as I am writing along with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. :)

Enjoy your day! x

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Announcement of New Classification of Blood Pressure Levels 2017

Article posted November 15, 2017, regarding the new classification of blood pressure (BP) levels, through American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) along with their partners- 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults.
The update was from 2013 developed guidelines which decided to discontinue the mentioned. 

Hypertension is the leading risk factor when it comes to cardiovascular diseases, that can lead to death and disability. Factors like genetics, lifestyle, and age are some of the reasons why a person's blood pressure can be considered alarming. With these factors, I am much concerned with the younger generation that for me I get to have the initial statistics. As a nurse and practicing in a College school, one of my implementing assessment for students is to have their blood pressure monitored. From this, I was able to get the numbers and surprisingly identifying some of them with elevated BP. Health teachings, informing the parent's and guardians and completing the 3-5-day BP monitoring before I refer them to the specialist or doctor of their choice. Immediate identification of possible hypertensive patients can help alleviate their numbers. 

Kindly refer below (Table 1) for the categories being implemented in assessing Hypertension in Adults.

The diagnosis of hypertension should be based on an average of ≥2 carefully recorded readings obtained on ≥2 occasions. Out-of-office and self-monitoring of BP measurements are recommended to confirm the diagnosis of hypertension and for titration of BP-lowering medication, in conjunction with clinical interventions and telehealth counseling.

AHA 2017 | Video: Interview on the New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile Now

If you’re looking for your next job, one of the most powerful tools available to you is LinkedIn: a social network based entirely around people’s professional skills, where your main presence is your CV.
As with all the best tools, it’s possible to use LinkedIn badly and well, and getting good at it takes some time and skill. If you’re trying to get an Executive Recruitment firm interested in your LinkedIn profile, here are some steps you can take right now.

Key Words
Think about the sort of job you want to do: the job title, key skills, and qualifications and reduce this down to three key terms. You could this by looking at current job postings you want to compete for and selecting the most important terms from them. For example, let’s say you’re looking for ‘Senior Accountant’ roles with ‘ACA Qualification’ and experience in ‘Profitability Analysis’.
Make sure you add these terms multiple times to your profile. You have opportunities in the Headline below your name, the Summary section and throughout your work history, skills and education. Loading your profile in this way ensures you appear when recruiters search for those terms and put you on their radar right away.

Sell Yourself Straight Away
So, you’ve stacked the deck to ensure you’re appearing on the first page of results when recruiters search for candidates for the jobs you want. How do you capture their attention and make sure they shortlist your profile?
Your ‘tagline is a great place to start: it’s one of the first things recruiters look at and it’s a chance to get a short, punchy message that imprints on them that you’re worth looking at. Be dynamic, and include at least one of the key search terms you identified above. This reassures them that their search has returned a useful result. “Senior ACA Qualified Accountant, making the numbers add up” is a short, memorable introduction reinforcing one of your important identifiers, for example.

Maximise Your Summary
Your summary is the most important part of your profile: it’s like the covering letter for the rest of the page.  This is where recruiters will decide to contact you or not.
Shamelessly top load it with relevant information: this is no time for false modesty. People are only reading this because they want to know about your qualifications and experience. Use the first person to introduce yourself to the length of your experience, and your professional qualifications.

Go on to list your specialisms and the projects that you’ve used them in. Make sure you’re using your keywords, and recruiters will be beating a path to your door.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Lazada Philippines Online Revolution Survival Kit: 11 Things you have to know before 11:11

Lazada Philippines Online Revolution Survival Kit:
11 things you have to know before 11.11

Lazada Philippines’ Online Revolution sale has begun. Millions of online shoppers are still on the lookout for jaw-dropping deals and offers from Lazada’s brands, merchants and partners. Hours left before the most-awaited 11.11 and here are 11 ways to slay the mega day:

1. Be ready and download the shopping app.
Readiness is your best bet to great deals. Keep up with the action so you can get a preview of the best buys. Do this anytime, anywhere, at the convenience of your fingertips with the Lazada mobile app.

2. Fill up your wishlist
Whether they are must-haves or good-to-haves, log them down in the Wishlist function on your app. You get up-to-the-minute alerts on the best deals for the products you’ve picked and even get rewarded with massive savings.

3. Add to cart
Loading your shopping cart hours before 11.11 frees you up to browse through more items and hunt down the best deals. When midnight strikes, all you have to do is click the checkout button and you're good to go.

4. Enjoy cash on delivery
No credit or debit cards? Not in the mood to sign-up for an e-wallet? Worry no more since with Lazada you can pay via cash on delivery. Order the item you want, wait for it to get delivered and pay with cash. It’s that easy!

5. 11.11 starts midnight
Be the first to grab the deals that drop at 12 midnight on November 11 and be logged on throughout the day to look out for millions of deals.

6. Spot Taobao Collection’s hot-selling fashion and beauty items
Stand out in any crowd by picking up items from Lazada’s specially curated Taobao Collection, handpicked from the world’s biggest online marketplace that is owned by Alibaba. Millions of products, ranging from popular fashion clothing brands to beauty tools, are on offer.

7. Stay tuned for vouchers
Aside from heavily discounted items on the website, take advantage of onsite and partner vouchers. You'll never know, that jaw-dropping deal may have an additional discount on top of the current sale price.

8. Enjoy Lazada exclusives
There are some deals you can only get on Lazada. Whether it may be a special price offer, product bundle or an online exclusive, don’t forget to always be on the lookout. It might be the best Christmas gift yet.

9. Enjoy free shipping
Lazada also offers free shipping services. For Metro Manila orders, shipping is free and for all other areas, you simply have to reach a minimum purchase requirement for free delivery. Forget about the traffic, parking and gasoline – sit back, relax and shop!

10. Go mobile
7 in 10 shoppers use smartphones to shop on Lazada. So you can trust that Lazada has made buying and checkout experience as smooth and hassle-free as possible. So even as you are on the move, you can still browse, tap and buy.

11. Don’t panic even if you miss out on 11.11
If you miss out on an 11.11 deal, you can still get the best deals since Lazada’s Online Revolution sale is a month-long event. Mark your calendars for the last leg of their sale on December 7 to 12.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

How to Style your Hair with UniWigs

One's crowning glory defines one's personality. It also represents an era which depicts a certain style alongside the hair colors too. 

Afros, mullet, curled, straight, long or short, one can definitely fit into a certain hairstyle. The only reason that can hinder hairstyles is the time we need to wait for it to grow back again and style it. Sometimes, using chemicals, medical and lifestyle reasons can be the reason for hair loss and can become a burden and concern too. 

Alopecia is a partial or complete hair loss from areas of the body which normally grows. Since our head defines the term in general, it normally affects the psychological well-being of a person when baldness appears throughout one's lifetime. In some studies, females are more to suffer hair loss due to fluctuating hormone levels in their body which is mainly seen during pregnancy stage of a woman. 

Not anymore, because we can style our hair according to our preference, occasion, style, and comfort by using UniWigs hairpieces

Their feature product is the hair toppers pieces that you can choose from the materials available, the length, color and even the styles. 

Made from light-weight materials that resemble the natural human scalp. From mono, lace, and silk top base that is perfect according to your needs. 

UniWigs offers the best human hair toppers and top pieces for women ideal for camouflaging areas of thinning hair or baldness or to add volume, fullness or length to look your best. Shop the most natural silk top hair toppers, comfortable mono hair toppers and breathable lace closures. 

When you are down with hair loss problems, there's no reason for you not to go out party or attend a special event and be with your friends and family. Uniwigs can cover everything. Be stylish, trendy and confident! 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Best Jobs in Social Work

If you’ve trained as a social worker, you owe it to yourself to look for great social work jobs. As a career, it can be grueling, with hard work and low resources to help all the people you need to, but finding the right job with the right service can make it the most rewarding job you ever do, where you get to make a real, positive difference to vulnerable people.

Finding the best jobs in social work isn’t simply a matter of Googling ‘great social work jobs’ and applying for them. They will differ from person to person: everyone goes into social work with a different interest and motivation, and the ideal job for one person won’t be an ideal job for another.

So, the first step towards finding your ideal job is knowing what you want to do. If you don’t feel you have a clear idea about this, look back on work placements you did while you were studying: what particularly stood out to you as a rewarding time? If nothing else, this should give you some pointers about whether you like working as part of a big institution, like a hospital or a smaller one where you have less support but more independence.

If you’re coming straight out of your training, it makes sense to talk to the people who have taught you and supervised during work experience for guidance on where to look for your first job. It’s not realistic to hope to go into your ideal job immediately but your first placements will give you both the experience you need and the chance to build a reputation for being reliable and hardworking that will allow you to pick and choose the later steps in your career.

When you have a clear idea of your goals, as described above, you should speak to a specialist recruiting firm. Ordinary recruiters aren’t experienced with NHS and social work placements and won’t be able to match you with the vacancies you really want.

Finding someone who does specialise in getting trained medical and social carers jobs will be a noticeable step up for you. Make sure you are clear about what you want, and the experience that means you can do it. Being confident in yourself and what you want and communicating that clearly is the key to getting the best jobs in social work: the jobs you want to do.