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“Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm”
“I believe that catching a vision for simplicity is the vital prerequisite for dealing with the storms of life, for exiting the fast lane and for changing our lives for the better.” ~ Thomas Kinkade
If there’s one more gift
I’d ask of You, Lord
It would be peace here on earth;
As gentle as Your children’s laughter
All around, all around
Your people have grown weary
Of living in confusion
When will we realize
That neither heaven is at peace
When we live not in peace
Grant me serenity within
For the confusions around
Are mere reflections
Of what’s within
What’s within me.
Anastasia Ashman (Thandelike) is an American cultural producer based in Instanbul, and is a creator of Expat Harem, the anthology by foreign women about modern Turkey. Her Tweetstream focuses on women, travel and history, and she shares resources for writers/travelers, expats, Turkophiles and culturati of all stripes.
Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a custom scenario for Warcraft III, based on the "Aeon of Strife" map for StarCraft. The objective of the scenario is for each team to destroy the opponents' Ancients, heavily guarded structures at opposing corners of the map. Players use powerful units known as heroes, and are assisted by allied heroes and AI-controlled fighters called "creeps". As in role-playing games, players level up their hero and use gold to buy equipment during the mission. – Source: Wikipedia
It’s a game where you’ll get to pick to be part of the Sentinel or the Scrouge. The main goal is to destroy the Main Tower and defend your base from the enemies at the same time.For those who are interested to learn and play Dota, check out these sites to help you get started:
Ingredients:I haven't counted how many balls they've made because while they are making their pastillas everyone else keeps on tasting their pastillas balls!
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 150g Nido powdered milk
Place the powdered milk in a mixing bow. Pour the condensed milk. Mix and blend the ingredients until smooth. Place the white sugar in a plate. Pour a small amount, roll it gently onto the white sugar and shape it into balls with your hands.
"Current flu vaccines may not be proved effective over the swine virus but it is believed that people who have taken these vaccines on time are likely to show fewer symptoms of the diseases" , said a vaccine specialist. – Source: News and ReviewsHealth Secretary Francisco Duque says that the swine flu case in the country have climbed to 46; wherein the 13 new cases includes 8 Filipinos and 5 foreigners. It was also last Saturday when classes in the universities have been postponed and moved to June 15-17 because of the rising number of swine flu cases. This will give foreign students with flu cases time for self-quarantine.
SWINE FLU FACTS AND FAQsWhat Is Influenza A (H1N1)?
Influenza A (H1N1) is a new virus causing illness in people. This virus is spreading from person-to –person, probably in much the same way that the regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. The CDC is calling the virus "novel influenza A (H1N1) virus" to distinguish it both from flu viruses that infect mainly pigs and from the seasonal influenza A H1N1 viruses that have been in circulation for many years.
How do people catch swine flu?
Flu is generally transmitted through the respiratory tract. Droplets of infected body fluids may carry flu when people cough or sneeze. Studies indicate that masks called N95 respirators, when properly used, filter germs from the breath and hamper the spread of flu. Neither contact with pigs nor eating pork has been linked to the spread of the flu, interim Assistant Director General Keiji Fukuda said.
What is the incubation period?
7 to 10 days from the time of exposure to the first onset of signs and symptoms.
What are the symptoms of swine flu?
Only lab tests can definitively show whether you've got swine flu.
Is there a vaccine against the new swine flu virus?
To this writing, No. But the CDC and the World Health Organization are already taking the first steps toward making such a vaccine. WHO said that the pharmaceutical industry would be ready to produce an anti-swine flu vaccine by the end of June or early July."We're hopeful that by the end of June by the beginning July this will be the time that commercial companies will be in a position of being able to make a vaccine," said Keiji Fukuda.
What other treatment is there?
The swine flu virus detected in Mexico and the United States appears to respond to treatment with Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and Zanamivir (Relenza). The drugs should be administered within the first 48 hours of the onset of symptoms, according to the CDC.
How else can I protect myself from swine flu?
The CDC says that a good way to prevent any flu disease is to avoid exposure to the virus; this is done by frequent hand washing, not touching your hands to your face (especially the nose and mouth), and avoiding any close proximity to or touching any person that may have flu symptoms.
Can one contract swine flu from eating or preparing pork?
No. Pork and other pig-derived products, if properly handled and cooked, do not transmit swine flu. The flu virus is killed by cooking temperatures of 160°F (70°C).
Is there a pandemic risk on Influenza A(H1N1)?
Yes. If the Influenza A(H1N1) establishes efficient and sustained human-to-human transmission then it can cause an influenza pandemic.
Who is at the highest risk from H1N1
• Pregnant women
• Young children, especially those under 12 months of age
• Elderly people are at high risk of severe flu disease, but relatively few swine flu cases have been seen in people over age 65
• People with heart disease or risk factors for heart disease
• People with HIV infection
• People with chronic diseases
• People taking immune-suppressing drugs, such as cancer chemotherapy or anti-rejection drugs for transplants
Sources, Updates and More Information about A(H1N1):
She grabbed the No.1 spot from talk show queen Oprah Winfrey who hold the top spot for the last 2 years. Winfrey is still the highest earner with $275M.
Completing the top 10 are Madonna ($110 million), Beyoncé Knowles ($87 million) Tiger Woods ($110 million), Bruce Springsteen ($70), Steven Spielberg ($ 150), Jennifer Aniston ($25), Brad Pitt ($28) and Kobe Bryant ($45).
U.S.A. President Barack Obama, the first head of state to land on the Celebrity 100 list, is at No.49. He ranked 1st in web, press and TV exposure.
Our very own Manny Paquiao, the only Filipino and boxer in the list makes it at No. 57 with $40M earnings, because of his blockbuster fights, endorsements and political plans.
According to Forbes, Celebrity 100's ranking of the rich and famous is based on income and media visibility (exposure in print, television, radio and online) for the past 12 months.
View the complete list here.
1. Personalized Towel Wraps
These bath towel wraps are really soft and colorful. Bath time would really be fun for the whole family as there are 3 sizes (adults, teens, kids) and 9 different colors to choose from.
2. Kids Nap Mats
My kids would really love to have one of these nap mats. It won’t take much space as it can be rolled when the kids are not using it and we can also carry this with us anywhere.
3. Personalized Plates and Placemats
This is another item that would be perfect for the kids! It comes in colorful and adorable designs perfect that would surely make meal time a very enjoyable one. Parents need not worry since these plates are made of strong BPA-free plastic and are dishwasher safe as well.
Posy Lane is definitely the best store for everything personalized. . It’s an online shop where you’ll get value for you paid for.
This is the first time that I'll be posting my Top 10 Entrecard Droppers and I am expressing my heartfelt gratitude to the following who've been the top EC droppers of my blog for May 2009:
Wirez and Circuitz
And Life Goes ON for a Filipino MOM
C'est La Vie
It's a woman's world!
Brick For Jade
My Written xPressions
Moments of My Life
I want to thank every EC droppers on my blog and my blog followers as well. Of course, I truly appreciate everyone who spent time reading my posts, to friends who shed some comments on my blog and those who dropped a line at my message board. Let me mention also my blog visitors and my blog lurkers even if they haven't left any mark on my blog.