Play Parks: Ideal for Kids

People love the parks because it is a place where they can relax amidst nature family and friends.  Usually the peak time in play parks or garden parks is in the early hours of the morning because they make the park as a best place to do their morning exercise.  Thinking of exercise, it always reminds me why all Chinese parks are filled with elderly and even young adults.  It is their ideal place to relax and have fun with their friends.  And the other time is in the early evening where many people – young and old enjoy the lights and the lightness of the evening.  In great weather,. it’s nice to spend some evening at the Park.

A developer mentioned to a buyer that kid play sets at their recreation center can make the place child friendly.  That is why there are some big parks that have several nooks for play sets and they are intended for little children.  It is a corner in the park where you can hear the innocent laugh and shrieks of kids playing.  At one corner too you can hear a kid crying because maybe he or she got a bad fall from one of the swings.  But no matter what kind of misfortune these little kids experience at the park, they still look forward to the next time their parents bring them there to play.

If I am just that rich then I maybe I will donate a play set for our Pediatric lounge. ^^


Motion Caught

It’s been awhile since I enjoyed clicking the shutter of a camera.  Asked me why, because my camera (CANON IXUS 120is) died a premature death last December.  I haven’t had it checked but I can guess there’s a big damage so I never mind about it.  Someone asked me if he can check it, so tomorrow if I will not forget to carry the camera then Sir Q will check it up.

This post will not be about the broken camera.  But this is about some of the photos I took during an overnight retreat at Midway Beach Resort at INitao, Misamis Oriental. It’s there that particular Sunday I experienced my first banana boat ride.  The photos are not of the banana boat ride but of motion caught.




They are not perfect shots I know but with Esther’s point and shoot camera (Canon) I so like the result.   I am still saving up for a studier camera and I hope I can buy one first week  of April.

Thanks to my friend Esther for allowing me to use her camera as much as I can that day. ^^

Thanks also to the presidents of the IT and BSBA club of Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital College  for inviting me as one of the chaperons in that activity.

photo credits: sunshinelene

Julep for Beautiful Nails

Some men call the ladies vain because there are many things they need to maintain to look good and feel good.   Dress and shoes must be of the same color and if you have much, same color as the bag and other accessories.  To feel good, a lady can use as much as one hour to prepare herself to go out because after bathing or shower, there would be layers and layers of cream to be applied on the face for the purpose of maintaining the elasticity of the skin.

One of the things ladies do regularly aside from the regimen I mentioned above is the pedicure after a foot spa.  We make sure that at least we do the pedicure once every two weeks.  Others even have it every week.  I do go to the parlor once in two weeks but I change colors as much as three times in a week.  I love nail polish.  I love to have a collection of colors at home as they can easily in the mall and some beauty shops.   I bought around 4 colors the last time I purchased nail polish.  I cannot use them at one time but I love to see them in a box together.

I have a person who does the pedi on me regularly and they do handle my foot with care.  I will be seeing them at the end of this week.  Since I love also shopping online for beauty stuff, I will also buy nail polish from Julep for a girl friend’s shower party.  She got a box of more than 50 beautiful colors and I love to add a new color to it.

Eyeing a Holiday in Turkey

Earthquake with an almost 7 magnitude hit central Philippines yesterday.  It rippled to coastal places in Mindanao too that the only thing I could think as after math would be a tsunami.  It was the first earthquake I experience that I really ran out of the building. Probably the number reason is that I am working in a building with 5 more floors above me.  I really feel dizzy afterwards and also I was so scared.

I was scared and I have wild imaginations yet I am praying that all will just be well this year so that all my travel plans can be materialized.  Yes these calamities happening are signs of the times and He is coming soon, yet we still have to go on living our lives to the fullest while waiting.  There is one more promotion that I saw lately – the turkey holidays deal that looks nice to grab.  I wish I have so much money to make these trips.    But to those who can afford, they should check out deal checker to grab the latest promo.

I dream that one day, I can hop on one of the Mediterranean cruises.  It is just all wishing for now but somehow one day in the future they will become real.

This is a multi-view card from Turkey (Kusadasi) and my collection of postcards inspire me to place Turkey in one of my top 10 destinations of the countries in the world I want to visit.

The Shortest Personality Test

I picked the picture that appeals to be best at the moment and this is what I clicked:

And the result is:

You are dreamy, peaceful, and young at heart.
Optimistic and caring, you tend to see the best in people.
You tend to be always smiling – and making others smile.

You are shy and intelligent… and a very hard worker.
You’re also funny, but many people don’t see your funny side.
Your subtle dry humor leaves your close friends in stitches.

AHP Retreat @ Cagayan de Oro City

I spent my weekend at Cagayan de Oro City with the delegates of the Adventist Health Professionals’ Retreat at SPUC compound from Friday evening until the lunch time of Sunday.  It was a great experience for me.  The messages and lectures were so inspiring that I can really say I am converted and hopefully could change my lifestyle to achieve optimum health and to be able to share the health gospel effectively.  I know it is not yet too late. 🙂

The theme of the event is “Reaching Out Through Health Professionals” and the messages made me realized how much responsibility was placed by God to every Christian to spread the health message to everyone.  The lectures also made me understand that health ministry and evangelistic ministry must go hand in hand.

I was surprise to know that it is not lack of knowledge that encourages people to change their bad lifestyle into a good one, but SICK THREAT makes them do it.   I can agree 1000% as am one of those people who does not lack encouragement and knowledge.  It is just due to my laziness that I failed to make exercise as part of my daily living.  Should have I started a healthy lifestyle when I was young, then I would not have this excess pounds in me now.

One of the things I noted was the KEYS FOR EFFECTIVE CHANGE:

    • Be a good example as example has power.
    • Be opportune (never condemn people)
    • Be a powerful person for a change
    • Pro-active presentation of the Adventist health message
    • Less knowledge, more tools/skills
    • One or two behaviors at once
    • Small victories first then the bigger one
    • Reinforce good practices.


I have more in my notes, but I can include them in my posts later here and there.

My ID. we were issued IDs but not worn all the time. hehehe


Thanks to the Health Department of South Philippine Union Conference for having such a program.  I guess the first time ever for a SPUC wide coverage.