Friday, August 17, 2012

Gourmet Cooking & Cleanup

If you are someone who likes to cook then you know how much fun it is to conceive and execute a great meal from start to finish – not only is it incredibly satisfying, it’s enjoyable to sit down and share a wonderful meal with family and friends. Probably the least interesting part is the cleanup, especially when it comes time to address all the pots and pans and kitchen utensils and cutlery which need to be washed by hand. It can be tempting to toss everything into the dishwasher and call it a night but you know that’s not the right way to treat your cooking equipment and you will regret it in the long run.

Knives of all kinds, from fillet and boning knives to paring and steak knives and others, should never be placed in the dishwasher regardless of how they may be labeled. The hot water used in the wash cycle and the heat of the dry cycle can compromise knife construction and loosen rivets and other fittings which secure the blade to the handle. Knives should never be submerged in water for any length of time; most professional cooks clean their cutlery by wiping it with a damp cloth and then toweling it dry. Rust and corrosion are the result of moisture and can degrade knife quality and performance.
 When it comes to cleaning pots and pans it can be a wise idea to let hot water and soap do the work – when you have a pan or baking dish with burned on food you will find it much easier to clean if you fill it with soap and hot water and just let it sit for a while. If you are up against a really tough job you may wish to consider spraying oven cleaner on the pot or pan as this can help to break down burned on residue.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Multiply Shutting Down

"As a chapter ends, a new one begins."

So its true, is closing down.

Starting December 1st, Multiply will discontinue its social networking, blogging, and sharing services. But the whole site won't shut down totally, instead, they are only closing its social networking site platform (photos, videos, blogs, social messaging, etc.). Multiply will continue, but it will focus into an e-commerce portal.

Stefan Magdalinski, Multiply CEO, has issued this formal announcement:

Before Facebook and Twitter, everyone was on Multiply. I've had my Multiply account since 2006. In Multiply, I've found a virtual shelter - making online friends and networking to shopping and even selling online. I'll remind myself to backup my stuffs as soon as

If you have your Multiply account don't forget to download your photos, blogs and videos or migrate it to another site.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Disaster Emergency Numbers

"Be strong now, because things will get better; 
it might be stormy now but it can't rain forever."

It's been raining nonstop and several areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces are already flooded.

Classes and some government offices had been suspended due to the bad weather.

Remind yourself to:
  1. Be safe.
  2. Stay indoors and avoid travelling as much as possible.
  3. Be alert and listen to the news.
  4. Have an emergency kit ready.
  5. Charge your mobile phones.
  6. Keep your important documents safe.
  7. Be prepared for emergency evacuation.
This will come in handy. Have a copy of these Hotline Numbers that you can call for disaster emergency situations, especially urgent rescue and relief needs.

Also refer to this comprehensive list of government information during national disaster.

Keep praying that floods will subside and everyone will be safe.

Mobility Aids for Elderly

Old age is an inevitable process wherein lots of difficulties start to arise. It's the age where mobility becomes difficult since muscles and joints are becoming weaker.

My grandma, who’s in her late 80s, can still move around the house. But she's having a hard time sitting and raising from her chair. She needs to hold onto something or someone when walking especially when there are stair steps. She relies on her trusted umbrella that she uses as a cane. From time to time, we would bring her wheelchair when going out of the house.

We all want her to enjoy life with lesser difficulties and give her the best years. Everyone in the family is concerned about her health and safety. Aside from my cousins, it's also good that someone is taking care of preparing her food, washing her clothes, and cleaning the house.

Elderly people and seniors really need help in carrying out their everyday tasks without any hindrance. There are products and care guide in the market like that provides assistance to the elderly.

Bobcat 4 Wheel Compact Scooter
If you have an elderly parent and loved ones, there are medical supplies in NJ and mobility equipments that will help them move around with ease. Aside from walking canes and wheelchairs, it's also good to consider electric scooters. These can be used inside their homes and outdoors as well. We can have peace of mind as we help them maintain their independence and safety.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Embrace Life

"The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains
For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains."

I wouldn't ask why everything happened so swiftly
Left with great memories to treasure and keep.

Outpour of emotions and tears.
Sleepless nights.
Overflowing prayers.

"Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part
God had you in His keeping, and we have you in our hearts."

In our hearts, you will live forever.
Your love, your laughter and your voice will never fade.

Gone in a place without suffering and pain
But perfect peace, joy and eternal life in God's arms.

Though your departure left a void.

Moving on, yet remembering.
Strengthened by love and faith.

"Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments."


Make everyday worth remembering
Life is short. Cherish it.