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Went to Tagaytay for a Choy's Cut: Tips for a Delightful Trip

My clan was asking what place was best to spend the season of Lent in. So I gave them my Choy's Cut--Tagaytay, the summer capital of Southern Luzon, especially at Lent. Well, actually, my older sis had been planning for it so I just played along. Seriously, if you want good rustic mountain scenes, good chow, and good health, Tagaytay's one of the places to go to.

We went to Residence Inn and Tagaytay Royale Country Club, two of my favorites. The first is a mini zoo with zipline and souvenir shops while the country club has lots of sports facilities to offer. I preferred running at 5.30 am on the road that fronted the hotel instead. The cool mountain breeze that brushed against your face hinted at the quality of air your lungs were getting.

Earlier before that, the Lord and I had a good talk, he doing most of the talking. He stressed how the Kingdom was small as a mustard seed that strangely grew into a tree. And then I and my clan had breakfast. But the day before this was th…

AvocaGurt for Breakfast

Avocagurt for breakfast, now that's something different! A real Choy’s Cut. As you have guessed, it's plump avocado scoops mixed with milk yogurt. But not just any yogurt. Try it with yogurt made from carabao's milk. It's naturally sweet, so no need to sweeten. But if you insist, then do so with wild honey.
So, yesterday I decided to have the creamy fruit delicacy for breakfast--a bowlful of it--and felt how it rejuvenated my energy. Wow! Just imagine all that omega-3 fatty acid, Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B Vitamins, plus folate and potassium. That's not to mention the rich fibers for good digestion. And then the protein and calcium in carabao's milk yogurt and its reported anti-cancer properties.
And then last year came to mind..

Topu and Fork and Other Similar Diches

You've probably enjoyed tofu and pork dishes as I have, and they're among my favorites, by the way, especially when cooked with a dash of Chinese flavorings. My friend told me her secret is to splash some Worcestershire sauce as the food dish is simmering. Some say it's the Chinese cooking wine that makes the difference.
Anyway, some people stubbornly insisttopuandforkare best cooked with black beans and soy bean cake or fermented tofu (or what Tagalogs calltahure). And that the same goes for other similardiches.Diches?Ditches I know of which Maynilad is fond of making in the streets come rainy season, butdiches?

Burn More Calories Effectively without Dieting

Have you heard it? Weight loss often has nothing to do with strict diets. It has everything to do with your body metabolism. That's the latest health finding you can count on. Continue working out and eating balanced, but do mind about how your body metabolism works so you can burn more calories effectively without dieting.

My metabolism may be different from yours. And yours may be different from your spouse's or friend's. You may have gotten yours from your family line who mostly were overweight. If this is the case, is there a way out? There definitely is. You can burn more calories effectively without dieting by simply dealing properly with your metabolism.

Can You Earn Online for FREE?

I know this is what most people looking for income online want--earn online for FREE! I was one of them some years ago when I started on the Internet. I kept looking for income sources online that cost me nothing. Later, I was reminded how you reap what you sow--sow zero, reap zero. Sow free, reap free. So I started investing. Earning online, after all, is really more of a business. You take risks.


Why Do I See Many Gadgets Around?

They're everywhere and sometimes they drive me crazy. Have you been on footbridges along EDSA at night? You'd see iGadget vendors hanging around at footbridge corners or along the narrow passage--and they attract crowds around them as they show off iPhones and other iGadgets--I don't know where on earth they got them from.
So, they build up human traffic around them so that I find myself among the gadget-desperate folks, young and old, jam-packing the footbridge which I feel sways under our weight and especially as big buses pass underneath. What if it collapses and becomes the headline of tomorrow's papers? "EDSA Footbridge Wrecked by Rabid iPhone Buyers" and my friends see my name in the list. Choy, a rabid iPhone footbridge shopper?

Prevent Heart Palpitations with Breathing Plus More

This time and age is said to have the most number of heart palpitation sufferers, mostly due to stress. Lots of folks I interviewed on this swore they couldn't tell what made their heart palpitate even after seeing specialists. So, what makes your heart palpitate and how do you prevent it?

Prevent heart palpitations with breathing--correct breathing, that is. Well, it's always a given to see a heart specialist for all heart ailments, including palpitations, but while you've not yet done so, try correct breathing.

You should breathe with your diaphragm, not by raising your chest but by expanding your belly to inhale and exhale by contracting it. Do this when you feel like your heart is about to palpitate. There are often telltale signs before it happens. You should know it if you sometimes suffer from palpitations.