Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What is your Birtth Stone?

Birthstones have been used since at least the first century as a way to give good luck on ones birthday. Gemstones are associated with each month and each precious stone has designated qualities associated with it. Birthstones are also a fun way to share something about yourself. Our birthstone chart lets you choose from many stones to find the right stone for yourself or a loved one.

Birth stones have been used for centuries to celebrate ones birth. Since different traditions have associated different gemstones with each month, We have included several so you can choose the birthstone which works best for you. Know whichever birth stones you choose, your gift will be very much enjoyed. If you want a birthstone with the most significance choose one from the older traditions; otherwise, simply choose the gemstone you like most.

January's Birthstone

Modern Birthstone - Garnet
Traditional Birthstone - Garnet

February's Birthstone

Modern Birthstone - Amethyst
Traditional Birthstone - Amethyst

March's Birthstone

Modern Birthstone - Aquamarine (Similar stone is Blue Topaz Jewelry)
Traditional Birthstone - Bloodstone

April's Birthstone

Modern Birthstone - Diamond (see brilliant CZ Jewelry!)
Traditional Birthstone - Diamond (see brilliant CZ Jewelry!)

May's Birthstone

Modern Birthstone - Emerald
Similar colored stone in semi precious is Peridot
Traditional Birthstone - Emerald

June's Birthstone

Modern Birthstone -Pearl or Moonstone or Alexandrite

Traditional Birthstone - Alexandrite

July's Birthstone

Modern Birthstone - Ruby -- Similar Garnet
Traditional Birthstone - Ruby -- Similar Garnet

August's Birthstone

Modern Birthstone - Peridot, Jade
Traditional Birthstone - Sardonyx

September's Birthstone

Modern Birthstone - Sapphire
Similar colored stone in semi precious is Iolite
Traditional Birthstone - Sapphire

October's Birthstone

Modern Birthstone - Opal
Traditional Birthstone - Tourmaline

November's Birthstone

Modern Birthstone - Yellow Topaz (See Citrine or Smoky Topaz)
Traditional Birthstone - Citrine

December's Birthstone

Modern Birthstone - Blue Topaz or Turquoise or Lapis Lazuli
Traditional Birthstone - Zircon (a gemstone, not synthetic cubic zirconia)

source: http://beautifulsilverjewelry.com/birthstonelist.htm

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bad News in The Economy? Then RELAX with Bath Salts!

At the moment, we’re pretty much surrounded by bad news. We turn on the TV and a news anchor is telling us our stocks have hit an all-time low. Turn the channel, and there is yet another negative political ad. Turn it once more, talking heads are telling us the horrific state of the global economy. You feel it is your duty to listen, to stay informed and be educated as to what’s going on. And undoubtably, you should - but not for hours upon hours. Balance is key.

So how do you achieve balance in your life? Chances are, you’re feeling stress about the current political and economic climate. While it’s good to stay “up” on the news, you should be taking care of yourself and taking a much-needed break fro the hype. You’re probably looking for an escape, and one that is inexpensive and won’t l break the bank. Solution: take a bath!

Instead of coming home from work and going straight to the couch, leave the remote on the coffee table and take a bath instead. You’ll feel energized and positive, something we all need. Taking a bath will allow you time to reflect on your day, take some quiet time for yourself and relax. You’ll get a better night sleep, your stress levels will decrease and you’ll gain some perspective.

Here are some steps you can take towards the perfect bath. Run some warm water and don’t forget to add bath salts. Natural bath salts (made from salts found in oceans around the world) contain an amazing variety of nutrients and minerals that will keep your body balanced and healthy from the inside out. The key is to find bath salts that have been left untreated, unwashed and are taken directly from their source to your home. At the San Francisco Bath Salt Company, our bath salts are always brought to you in their natural state, full of minerals and nutrients.

You can choose from an array of different bath salts to suit your needs, and the possibilities are endless. You can choose the color of your salts, and you can choose what fragrances, essential oils, and herbs are added to your bath salts. For instance, if you are feeling stress in your life, some blue bath salts infused with lavender will bring a you tranquility and relaxation. If you feel worn down and need energy, try yellow bath salts with citrus essential oils to invigorate you. Once your bath salts are immersed in water, their amazing healing properties will be released for you to soak in.

Dim the lights, light a candle or two, and escape from this crazy world for a while. Make sure no radios or TVs are on in your house - this a time of complete silence and a time to get away from all the negativity crossing over the airwaves. Relaxing music is okay - just no talk radio! You can’t fix the world by worrying about it, and having a few extra moments to clear your mind might leave fertile ground for new ideas and perspectives. Who knows? After a good bath, maybe you can change the world.

Source: http://www.sfbsc.com/

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Broken into pieces. EMO mode.

LOVEhas left many memories to us different memories from our past that made us smile and made cry give us the feeling of being high. scars of pain and bitterness and suffering from loneliness these have kept me from believing that love doesn't have a happy ending my heart had broken into pieces coz of letting go and sacrifices but these have taught me to be strong to get over it and move on i thought you were true when you said to me i love you. But i found out that you've found somebody new and behind those sweet words that you said to me are all the lies that cant set me free. how could i forget a girl like this whom i loved deeper than ocean and seas throw away our memories that i kept for here is the truth that i must accept i wish that its still you and me but it will remain just a fantasy coz love zapped me back to reality that your not truly meant for me.

Friday, January 23, 2009

WIKI Answers.

Hello everyone. got a new post.

I'm in the office right now and was doing my task WIKI answer promotion. And I accidentally stumbled upon this question that I am in the same situations the person who ask the question.
And I kinda just laughed out loud when I saw the answers. :D
But, it also made me realized that a persons feeling to someone special for him/her will always and will forever be there no matter what.
:D EMO MODE. nyahahhaa...

View the Question.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I played TAG again. from A to Z :)

My model friend and office mate (Aubrey) tagged me. Thanks for tagging me. :)

A - Attached or Single? ~ Single
B - Best Friend? ~Died last year. huhuhu~
C - Cake or pie? ~Cake. Specially Black Forest. :p
D - Day of choice? ~ any day would do..~
E - Essential item? ~ Cellphone~
F - Favorite Color? ~Black.~
G - Gummy Bears or Worms? ~ Gummy yummy bears. hehehe...~
H - Hometown? ~Davao City~
I - Indulgence? ~Video Games~
J - June or July? ~June~
K - Kids ? ~In the near future. hehehe I want 3 kids. hehehe~
L - Life is not complete w/o ~ God, Family, Friends~
M - Marriage date? ~3 to 4 years from now. sa LAs Vegas. hahahaha
N - Number of magazine ~ I don't read magazines
O - Orange or apple? ~Apple..~
P - Phobias? ~Snakes..
Q - Quotes? ~Life is like a box of chocolate. you'll never what you'll get.
R - Reason to smile? ~Whe~
S - Season of choice? ~Summer. girls in bikini wohooo!!!~
T - Tag 5 people - Ken, Jam, Charme, Vale, Czy2
U - Unknown fact about me ~I'm BATMAN. nyahhaha~
V - Vegetable? ~Basta hindi green. hehehe~
W - Worst habit? ~Smoking~
X - Xray or ultrasound? ~XRAY~
Y - Your favorite foods? ~Spaghetti is number one. At kahit anong masarap~
Z - Zodiac sign ~PISCES ~

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Take A Bath

Tired, Achy Muscles? Take a Bath!

The holidays are a time of excess - lots of parties, time spent with friends and family, and tons of good food. To combat any unwanted weight gain during the season, it’s a good idea to squeeze some exercise into your busy schedule. You’ll not only stay healthy and trim, you’ll be less likely to overindulge at parties when you see the rewards of all your hard work.

But while you’ll feel and look better, you will have to contend with one side-effect: muscle soreness. After rigorous activity (or any movement your body isn’t used to), you might find yourself feeling tight and sore for a day or two afterwards. This is mostly due to a buildup of lactic acid in your muscles during the cool-down phase of your workout, and tiny tears in the muscle fibers. These tears actually help you get stronger - as tissue builds up around them, your muscles get larger and stronger. Even though some moderate soreness can mean you had a great workout, it is still uncomfortable and makes it difficult to go about your daily activities.

One of the best ways to treat tired, sore muscles is to take a warm bath using high-quality bath salts and soaks. You don’t want to soak in the tub immediately after your workout - you should wait about 1-2 hours. Why? Warm water increases circulation and promotes inflammation; it’s best to gradually cool down your muscles and let them recover a bit before you head to the bath. Take a short walk, do some stretches and refuel with a healthy meal.

Then, take a bath! The warm water massages your muscles and makes them more pliable and less prone to cramping and tightness. The warmth increases your circulation and helps speed muscle recovery.

Bath salts are an essential ingredient in a post-workout bath. Bath salts are usually made from real sea salts, and high-quality salts contain minerals and nutrients that are essential for overall health and also happen to do wonders for sore muscles. Sea salts contain magnesium, a mineral known as a muscle relaxer, as well as other vital nutrients such as potassium.The bath salts also aid in the release of toxins that build up during exercise.

Dead Sea salts are an excellent choice for soothing tired muscles, since they are exceptionally high in mineral content. Essential oils of menthol and eucalyptus work to increase blood flow and cool the skin, resulting in great overall relief. You can create your own bath salts by mixing in your own essential oils and fragrances, or you can buy a soak designed to soothe sore muscles, such as our Muscle Soak bath salt formula.

So a few hours after your next workout, draw a nice, warm bath. Dim the lights and sprinkle in two heaping handfuls of bath salts - the more the better! Sit back, relax, and allow your body to unwind after all its hard work. You deserve it!

Monday, January 5, 2009

FIVE Important Lessons from a Pencil Maker

Hey everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

Well, Its been awhile since I visited my blog and put up a post. I been very lazy in putting up a new post over the past few months. Plus, I don't have an idea on what should I post. But, this month I have tons of ideas for my blog. And this is will be my first post for 2009. It was a message sent to me by a very special person. Its about lesson in life from a pencil maker. And I would like to share with you all.

5 Important Lessons from a Pencil Maker

1. Everything you do will always leave a mark.

2. You can always correct the mistakes you make.

3. What is important is whats inside you.

4. In life you will undergo painful sharpening s, which will make you a
better pencil.

5. And most important is, to be the best pencil you can be, you must
allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you.