Saturday, September 25, 2010

How to Find Your Best House

My biological family had our fair share of moving from one home to another and for different reasons, my parents were able to purchase and relocate to properties that best suited our needs. And gladly, for more than a decade, we finally take roots in a very accessible and prime location in one of the very promising and emerging cities in the Philippines.

But, when you decide to find your own place for yourself or family, thorough care and thinking is only needed. You don't want to waste your resources, compromise your work or your family's old life for a wrong home.

So, what are your criteria in selecting a property? Here is my short list:

  • Consider your budget. If your are on a tight budget, living in a prime location can mean ripping off your pocket and bank. So, you can start your search with  referrals from friends, or from directories for less - prime areas. If you are just around New York City, then, go search  Wilmington NC real estate for their listings. 
  • Consider your location. Your budget can still be cut  deep if your home is way farther from your work, school or other locations that you and your family highly need and frequently attended to. Thus, evaluate well your options, your smart choice can start from reviews from trusted real estate experts, home owners and your own prime need.  Wilmington NC real estate can be a good head start. 
  • Consider future innovations and opportunities. Knowing the city's urban planning can help you have a foresight of what should be established in your probable home. This way, your future is assured that it will still provide the best possible channel for you and your family's convenience and safety. Wilmington NC homes  are your start for strategic planning. 
Having your own place is a smart choice as it provides security, privacy and investment for you and your loved ones. And, choosing the best house is only critical. 

Tapestry of Tuna and Culture: GenSan's Pride

On September 23, the 42nd Tuna Festival held a new event dubbed as Intertribe Tuna Exhibit and we could only be proud as we witness different ways how tuna, our main aquamarine source that mostly fuels General Santos City's economy. And, with this abundance, General Santos City is also known for its rich agriculture, great people with worldclass talents, Manny Pacquiao and national artists, Melai and Gerald, and lately XB Gensan dancers.

General Santos City is home to different tribes, the Muslim, Ilonggo, Visayan, Subanon, Kapampangan, Tagalog and more.  And, with that, our city is simply woven with  rich cultures that made the city more vibrant and colorful.

Today, September 26, is the culminating day of the celebration and the day is filled of grand events from morning to evening as a showdown of our rich culture and pride.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Web Conferencing: Add Edge to Your Business

Before businesses were constrained by geographical disparities and meetings were set in a limited and traditional arrangement where attendees needed to travel to one location to attend a meeting. When decisions were needed from key note individuals, their presence was absolutely necessary.

 However, these days, thanks to internet technology, in-person meetings are not so much a requirement. That is because business establishments can maintain a personalized relationship with their partners, suppliers, employees, and other business associates through the use of  Video conference  services.

 This state - of - the - art technology allows people from all over the world to meet via an internet hook-up, thus eliminating the need for travel and all the associated travel costs. This provides a substantial boost to employee productivity, with no down time due to travel needs.

Web conference  service allows companies to enjoy virtual meetings where attendees can participate from anywhere across the world. This technology enables companies to maximize computer and internet technology for open and ready communication. Further, attendees in a virtual meeting can respond with one another and face issues and make prompt decisions that can lead to increased efficiency.

Web conferencing    allows for many service such as power point presentations, sharing of conference control and multiple presenters, sharing of word and excel documents, tallying for hand raising votes, whatever it is your company needs. More importantly, even while their costs are reduced, companies can maintain a collaborative relationship with their stakeholders, make fast decisions, and keep employees up to date and involved in company decisions.

 The Conference Group is a full feature Web conferencing   service provider, with an easy to use website that is informative and easily demonstrates the different services available, which can be tailored to your company's need. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

When Should You Have a Career Shift

I have tried programming works along with teaching but got more stuck with administrative works as I headed the computer department. Then, with all the drain, mental and physical, I decided to just continue with regular teaching works. But, this alone made me not stop looking for a non – academic job, thus, I eventually earned the position, Project Officer – Executive Director for a Non – Government Organization.

But, as I did these most recent jobs, my siblings and I started the boutique business and since then, we were making history as young entrepreneurs. So, I decided to resign from a high – paying full time job and just settled with our business. Now, I do part-time teaching (to keep me updated) and do full-time business.

So, when do we actually consider career shifting? Personally, I only have a basic answer, if your present job does not make you happy and career growth is not possible at all, then, career shifting is a more viable option.
When you are just forced to wake up and attend to your job, every day becomes a burdensome toil and this can only pile to your present stress and add to your disappointments. You become less productive but more cranky and  inefficient.

Consequently, you will do yourself and your employer a favor, if you consider resignation and just retire or have another work.

It can be a risky decision, thus, if you are willing to go through this risk, then, go file that resignation letter.

Project: My Week’s Wishlist

I wish to start this project of writing my wish list and try to meet them and see actions done. I would like to redirect my attention and energy on achieving this wish list, so, that lame excuses wont supersede the desires.

So, for this week, I wish to do the following:

  1. Watch Resident Evil 3D – this I have done already;
  2. Complete the long – overdue novel Tuesdays with Morrie – Done too with buckets of drawn tears;
  3. Resume my jogging on Thursday – urggh!!!
  4. Update my blogs especially the abandoned Wordpress blog – this is easy but I just have to find the time;
  5. Get a body massage – I hope somebody will take the cue and bring me for a free body massage;
  6. Go to a parlor – a foot spa and pedicure will suffice;
  7. Enjoy heavenly food treats  - the local’s raving halo – halo from Razon’s can be enough.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Make Smart Choices on Your AC Needs

Most people find solace in the comfort of their home. Consequently, homes need to be comfortable and soothing; offering relief from work stress and other pressures. This is especially true in this long, extended summer. Just when we thought we were finished with air conditioning, it appears that summer is just not over yet. Air conditioning problems should be least of what concerns us under these circumstances,especially when we know that there are competent air conditioning providers. There is no reason to stick with an air conditioner that is breaking down and not cooling properly but still using up more energy. 

If you live in Phoenix City, Arizona or just around the area and are in need of heating or cooling systems, then, rely only on the best Arizona heating and cooling   specialist: Jay's Comfort Team. They assure their customers only satisfactory and delightful Arizona air conditioning service that customers can be happy with and be grateful of that they are just in their neighborhood as they sit comfortably, cool in their homes. 

You can fully maximize your air conditioner and heater if they have been properly selected and assessed based on your household needs.Thus, planning for your air conditioner and heater can save you the trouble and even ensure you big savings. 

At Jay's Comfort Team, the staff from the customer helpers to skilled technicians, are committed the full satisfaction of their customers or they will get a full refund on unsatisfactory services, certainly that is confident of this firm!. With this commitment, they guarantee same - day service responses, providing staff with master - certified technicians, no hidden charges. Clearly it is understandable that they have a zero - complaint record with Arizona Registrar of Contractors and it helps that they have a 24/7 live customer support.

Arizona air conditioning is easy to address because Jay's Comfort Team simply provides a variety of services which include water heaters, heating systems, heat pumps, installation, repairs and sales of accessories. From their site, you can use their discount, rebate and coupon promos. 

So, if your home, office or business requires air - conditioning and heating services, get only the best air conditioner provider in Arizona. 

Fun with SOX Bloggers at Music KTV Bar

We were invited early evening to join the SOX bloggers' meeting at  the opeing of Music KTV at Sun City, General Santos City. They had their soft opening last Sunday, September 12, and while it still needs polishing, the entire bar is worth visiting.

There are KTV spacious rooms good for 8 - 14 persons that may range between PHP 200.00 and PHP 300.00  per hour.  And, if your  barkadas or buddies simply need a place to relax and enjoy while having fun singing and drinking, then, this new KTV bar must be one of your top list.

We quite like their sumptuous food and different cocktail offers. Soon, we will visit this place for another fun time singing and dining.

Music KTV facade

Fellow SOX bloggers at cocktail session

enjoying the singing session with upbeat and touchy collections

Perks of Friendship

This can be an overvalued concept but friendship is oftentimes misused, ignored, abused and forgotten, intentionally or otherwise. Like an adage, "No man is an island.", everyone just needs everyone. And, lucky are those who have true friends who stand by you through thick and thin.

What can perks  can friendship bring you, well, let me re - stress the obvious:

  • They listen to you when you are all moppy, sad, drunk and pissed off;
  • They honestly critique your wardrobe, decision, partners, and lifestyle;
  • They lend you their helping hand and even pocket to save the day;
  • They make your special occasions more beautiful and lovelier knowing that your loved ones are happy for your happiness;
  • They fight for you just in case others badmouth your name or simply cheat on you;
  • They will simply stay loyal even through physical distance and concern and love remains over time.
  • They simply keep you sane with all the wacky jokes on a bad day just to keep you smiling and hopeful; and lastly,
  • They make you appreciate life and love better.

Monday, September 13, 2010

How to Prevent Aging

There is a new science designed to study aging which is officially named as gerontology. This branch of science divides the theories about aging into two extreme groups: aging is natural and programmed to our body and aging is caused by damages through time.

Regardless  whether this aging theories are true or not, there are ways to however prevent or restrain aging. Here are the bare essentials:

  • Exercise to keep a normal weight and prevent bone and muscle loss;
  • Take plenty of food rich in anti-oxidants to protect you from free radicals;
  • Keep your cholesterol low to protect your arteries  and heart;
  •  Re-energize from stress.
  • Keep a healthy lifestyle (limit smoking, drinking, deprived sleeps and alike)
Aging can be quite evident in our body as we see changes and downgrades in our heart, arteries, lung, brain, kidney, bladder, bones, muscles, sights, hearing and skin.

It is then imperative that we put a high note on our health as we age, thus, having recreational activities like playing indoor, outdoor or online games like online casino slots for online slots real money   can be quite relieving and helpful. Amidst busy and hectic life, taking a break seems the last thing in our mind. Worse, we  get used to having a fast - break life and the stress tempts us to smoke, drink or do something else.

So, if we really want to contain aging, we can only go for pro - aging ways: healthy lifestyle and safe fun.

Lessons Learned from Novel "Tuesdays with Morrie"

book cover of the novel 
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A fellow blogger, Sheng, brought this book with her during a local blogging community and I was all tempted to read that I asked to bring this book just in case I have time in between to  read. 

I thought the book was simply a work of fiction but the novel was about a professor's struggle and triumph over his fatal disease and his student's personal struggles about the true meaning of life. 

From start to end, you will see and feel wisdom, wits and humor and love of a dying person and teaching bare essentials that are oftentimes ignored. Thus, it left me crying from cover to cover.  This is indeed one book everyone should not miss.

Read the synopsis as excerpt from

Newspaper columnist Mitch Albom recounts his time spent with his 78 year old sociology professor at Brandeis University, Morrie Schwartz, who was dying from Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). Albom, a former student of Schwartz, had not corresponded with him since attending his college classes sixteen years earlier. The first three chapters begin with: an ambiguous introduction to the final conversation between Albom and Schwartz, a brief flashback to Albom's graduation 20 years earlier, and a brief recount of the events Albom experiences between his graduation and the point where he becomes prompted to return to his professor.

Albom is a successful sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press after not attaining his childhood dream of being a pianist. After seeing Schwartz on Nightline, Albom looked up Schwartz's phone number, and called him. Much to his surprise, Schwartz remembered him even though he hasn't seen him in 16 years. That prompted Albom to travel from Michigan to Massachusetts to visit Schwartz.[1] They arrange to meet on Tuesdays. A newspaper strike frees Albom from work and allows him frequent flights from his home in Detroit to Schwartz in Boston. The resulting book is based on Albom's recount of Schwartz lectures, quotes, experiences, and conversations. It is interspersed with frequent flashbacks and allusions to contemporary events between each visit.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

When Laws Hit on You

No normal or sane individuals would wish to be convicted or accused of anything he did not do. Thus, when circumstances, intentional or otherwise, hit you or your loved ones and they require legal actions, it is only smarter that we seek  a good lawyer to back us up just as  good and competent  as the  Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Normally, we try to abide laws whenever we can, may this be traffic rules or community rules but when accidents or others simply drag or tempt you to do something bad like brawling among others, you can only wish that things did not happen as they were.

Just recently, an acquaintance just had her trial hearing on the case of  fraud and with all the evidences against her, it can be quite difficult to save her.

Worse, the legal systems in the Philippines is quite dragging, slow and bias but if you simply have a good lawyer, then any case can be won.

Now, that I am into business, my lawyer friend can only advice me not to let others use my  personal check, or credit guarantee for others, or perform illegal business transactions, all which I happily abide.

Pursuing a legal case is expensive, tiring and draining and it does not only affect the accused or the accuser but also everyone else around this person. Thus, to have a trial that is short and speedy and fair can only be highly desired.

How To Make Your Weekend Productive

The Philippine President, Ninoy Aquino, marked September 10 as a non - working holiday in celebration of Eid el-Fitr, a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan or fasting.

So, when long weekends are ahead of us, how can we make these long days productive. Here are my suggestions:

  •  read your long overdue novels;
  • take your loved ones to a family swim;
  • prepare a good picnic with friends or loved ones;
  • go camping or hiking;
  • travel to another city by road for few days;
  • finish overdue works;
  • enjoy classic movies;
  • hit theater houses;
  • play boardgames with kids or friends;
  • a nice sit on a baywalk;
  • sun tan and beach swim; 
  • gardening; and
  • well, the list can go on. . .
Whatever we do this long weekend, the bottomline is that we have a relaxing and relieving time alone or with loved ones.

How To Write Good Essays

Writing is never easy; in fact, it is a painstaking and dragging task that can make you go nuts and cranky. But, when deadlines are at stake, you simply have to go through the enduring process of writing essays.

However, best essays are not made out of nowhere. It requires tremendous strings of works and without proper guidance and knowledge base, all your writings can go vain.

One of the things that actually hinder a writer to write is his lack of self - esteem when it comes to writing with correct grammar and convincing content. However, this downside is not impossible to address. A review on your English basics or constructs can give you a head start. Also, having a short course in English can help you professionally.

When language is fully addressed, then you can go to the nitty - gritty of writing essays. Most of my A - grade essays are not done without a solid effort. Normally, with a given topic, it is a must that I gather several resources to support my essay, may it be a Narrative Essay or a Critical Essay. I have to screen out facts from unsupported theories, so, that conviction in my essay can be evident and sensible.

With all the readings, they can be quite overwhelming, thus, when I read several resources, I make sure that I note important points and observe citation rules. And when you do this, make sure that you observe citation format only allowed by your school or by your institution.

After having all the notes, I review and analyze them and see how the ideas can complement and support one another. Further, I identify which argument or point is more convincing and must be well emphasized.

With knowledge of what to write and how to write it, I make an outline of how ideas can freely flow in my essay and how I can support my argument. It is quite imperative that when you write, may it be a personal or an impersonal write – up, your ideas must be organized, and clear. To achieve this is to prepare and follow an outline. Feel free to revise this outline should you think that the change can contribute better.

With an outline, you can now write your essays. Make your title and your introduction catchy, convincing and interesting since these will invite your readers to read the rest of your essays. Make sure too that you only discuss one point per paragraph and that all the body of your essays must complement with one another. In your conclusion, re - stress your arguments and wrap up your essay well.

Lastly, after you make your essay, review it for grammar or typing errors. An essay becomes more professionally looking if it is error free.

So, should you need to write Compare and Contrast Essay, Justification write – ups, or practically anything, you can put your skills to action. But, if you simply don’t have the time or the skills, then, having a mentor or a third – party service to do the essays for you can be of great help.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Why I Should Not Miss ASAP Sessionistas in Gensan

In celebration of Tuna Festival 2010, the city government along with the sponsors makes the month-long celebration extra splendid and beautiful as it holds another grand  and heart - filled concert on September 10 at Lagao Gymnasium by internationally acclaimed and renowned Filipino artists, the ASAP Sessionistas who captivated every one's ear and soul from all ages and cultures because of their own renditions of old and new songs that can make you love life and love again and again without really having to say, "You are sorry."

And, when Bariles holds again another contest for this much - awaited concert, I can't help but pitch in why everyone should watch ASAP Sessionistas live in Gensan.

1. Juris  on  "From your true passion, big dreams can come true."

Big stars are both born and made and for some, they can only persevere. This is the very case of MYMP's Juris who is hailed from Davao from a family of doctors; while completing her pre - med requirements in Ateneo, she realized that she is more apt and passionate about music that she later joined MYMP and made a new wave for Filipino music as  she touches the masa with her soothing pop and accoustic -  genre performances.    Who would not miss her lovely and sweet voice for her rendition of  "Sa Yo Lamang" for the movie of the same time who makes your heart ache for your dearest loved ones?

2. Sitti on " Gifts and talents know no race or cultures."

Sitti Navarro or just known as Sitti is of Tausog and Samal descent and was an honor student, a leader, a beauty titlist and  a Filipino Bossa queen. She is an epitome of all - in - one package of beauty, brains and bags of talents. Indeed, when one is only determined and with strong - positive character, anyone from any culture or race can make a difference in any chosen career with unquestionable pride and dignity.

3. Aiza on " Enjoying honest life and loving it." 

I have been a fan of Aiza even when she was still a talent of Eat Bulaga in 1980's but what make this young lady more loved is the fact that she is not at all scared in spite of what others must say, especially with declaration of being a tomboy. She practically grew up in the big screen and on stage but never did I hear her brat about her accomplishments nor criticize other artists and with talents of singing and guitar playing, she captures an international audience that she is now dubbed as Asian Acoustic Sensation. She may have tarnished her limelight as a movie star, but, she sure has the brighter glow as a musician - a great singer and a songwriter in spite of her age.

4. Richard Poon on "Do all and be all."

Experts say that most men don't fully utilize their potentials; Richard Poon, however, makes this findings all an overstatement. Richard is a crooner - an excellent songwriter, singer, and music arranger. And, if your old folks simply love Jose Mari Chan, then, Richard Poon is the younger version and his  music and great talents won him several Awit Awards and earned successful solo - concerts leaving his audience in great awe and pride for having another Filipino artist with remarkable gifts and world - class talents.

5. Nina on " Touching the Heart, but Touching the Soul More."

Soul - siren Nina has won several recognitions and awards from the music industry and  at her young age, has made her own marks as a songwriter, singer, record producer and radio/TV personality.  But, what makes Nina a big success is her heart and soul - piercing rendition of every song she sings. She can all make you weep or fall in love all at the same time with cool and soothing voice. As a remarkable pop and R&B artist, she becomes an icon   among the younger and newbie artists. With accomplishments and recognition, she proves to say that " with a heart, anything can be possible."

6.  Duncan on "Flying high with might."

Duncan is already known for his great moves as he joined Gary V in  most of his concerts but his name rocked the entertainment industry more as he joined Southborder whom he eventually left for a solo career. His great apt for singing and dancing makes Duncan a total performer.

These artists are epitome of hope, dreams and life and music is their arena and anyone from any age, race or generation can take pride and inspiration from all these artists. And, to see them all on stage in one night in my own city can only be overwhelming and inspiring.

Life is but a music indeed - full of different genres, moods, stories and styles, but only a remarkable performer can make it more meaningful and worth living. This I learned from these great performers.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

How Recreational Acitvities Can Save You from Stress

Stress is said to lead to different health problems including heart diseases, weight gains, hypertension, infertility and others and one of the remedies to address or prevent this is for individuals to have recreational activities and take breaks from the causes of stress.

Most people spend their time reading, watching movies while others love playing games, may it be online or otherwise.

One of the well – commended online site is a portal for Online Casinos that hold various casinos that worldwide players can play at anytime. Players have full control and ease in finding online games that best suit their forte, liking and budget.

But, what makes this portal so distinguished from other online casinos include these reasons:

  • Support to players by providing tips and guides on winning the games which are categorized from easy to difficult with easy – to – follow instructions;
  • Links to reviews of legitimate and best online casinos to make sure that your plays are worth your time and your money; 
  • Forums for specific game discussion among novice and professionals and industry stakeholders where queries and feedbacks of good and bad experiences can be openly discussed;
  • Welcome bonuses to start with and big bonuses to enjoy more;
  • Services to desired games to help you define your gaming preferences and how you should really play with these games to make a more fun and productive playing experience. Further, you can even have a list of No Deposit Casinos  and simply start having good playing with big jackpots;
  • Current News to update you with updated jackpots, new games, big bonuses and upgrades;
  • Videos of online game guides for specific games, conferences, gambling issues and concerns, interviews with gambling winners and their secrets and more;

  • Bonuses for specific games like blackjack, slots, roulette and backgammon or rummy which you can use from one game to another and top bonuses for poker, casino, bingo and sports and if you are in search for top Casino Bonus, this too can be easily found;
  • Articles on gambling culture offering various short essays on history of gambling, tales of losses and winnings, gambling – related jokes, tips and more to make you appreciate the value, benefits, and downsides too of gambling;
  • Directory of online casinos from where you can choose from and with legitimate and honest reviews, online game sites make sure that you are in for big winnings and favorable fun game;
  • List of partner industries which include software providers, payment methods, poker networks, affiliate programs, fraud protection, licenses, gambling – oriented organizations and legal services to make sure that your online playing is but satisfactory; and,
  •  Schooling of game rules for newbies and those who need to be reminded of the games’ rules and techniques. You can even download their PDF – format ebooks for your game guides.
Indeed, this is total recreation in one click away and if you are  simply in search for safe and fun way to get recharged and energized from draining works or difficult persons, then,  waste no more time searching,  have fun and enjoy.

SOX Blood Drive for Cause

The SOX bloggers along with Red Cross Personnel on Blood Donation Drive at 
Robinson's  Gensan Activity Area
Our fellow blogger, Professor Gilbert Tan, giving his share

The SOX bloggers waiting for more donors (laptop anywhere, huh!)

The SOCCSKSARGEN  (SOX) bloggers conducted this blood donation drive in celebration of Red Cross Month. And, this was only timely especially with the alarming cases of Dengue nationwide where more than 500 cases are from our General Santos City. 

We aimed to have 15 donors and I wanted to donate but for usual reasons (stress, blood pressure, anemia), I could not donate. 

We were only happy that we had around 10 when my sister and I left briefly. So, to all donors, Robinsons management, Red Cross personnel, our many thanks; we hope the donated blood can be of help.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Why You Should Read Consumer Rankings and Reviews

With everyone else going online and exploring the benefits of online marketing, as a consumer, you can be quite overwhelmed. Thus, being informed of what to buy and where to buy can be relieving and assuring.
Consumers would rather get worth from their hard-earned money, thus, if they purchase products or services that don’t meet or satisfy the standards expected during marketing, they have every right to get cranky, pissed or cheated.

According to the survey made by consulting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP in 2007, consumers ‘ decisions are directly influenced by the consumer – written product reviews and ratings. And, these reviews and ratings also influence other potential buyers. Thus, if companies need to boost revenues, they have to make sure that their products and services really live up to the industry standards with add – on edge and that they deliver what they promise.

Consequently, Consumer Rankings are imperative and significant as they provide the following benefits:

  • Guaranteed Money
    If purchased products don’t function at all or don’t live up to what you expect, it can be great deal of pain to spend hard – earned money on products and services with unsatisfactory performance. You wish you could have purchased or subscribed elsewhere or have read reviews first before letting go of your resources.
  • Maximized Time
    Finding the best product or services takes time if you need to do your research personally but with consumer rankings, your search time can be smaller and guaranteed.
  • Security
    You purchase products or acquire services trusting that satisfactory performance is guaranteed. With legitimate and reliable consumer feedbacks on any desired product or service, you can set your anxiety at ease. 
So, if your search for consumer reviews include best dating sites, then go check review and you know that you won’t feel sorry at all.

Busy Weekend for Me

For others who are employees of any government or private entity, they may be enjoying their weekends already but in my case, I am enduring the  3 - hour stay filling my dues as I do my laboratory assignment.

So, while the students work on their laboratory requirements, I somehow made use of the time to update this blog and wait for them to finish their works. Of course, I get to attend them whenever they call for help. Somehow, it is only depressing to note that not all students share the same passion for learning. That is, while others are breaking their senses doing their laboratory assignments, others are enjoying their non-sense activities. As a teacher, I can only remind them of their duties.

After this long hours of work, I shall head back again to our store and do my other tasks. sigh! But, I can only be grateful that another beautiful day has come and I am still alive and kicking only busier.  LOL!

Support Handicap - Friendly Entities

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

World Health Organization defines disability as anything that includes impairment, activity limitation and participation limitations. These impairments and restrictions can be brought by accidents or by birth and  for some, disabilities may be permanent and these can truly affect how people with disability perform their works or function in society.

Disability is quite difficult to quantify and distinguish as it encompasses physical, sensory, developmental and cognitive restraints. Thus, there is only a close estimation as to the number of disabled in the world; in 2004, WHO estimated 100 million of  lightly to severely disabled individuals. In USA, the disabled group comprises the third largest minority and the Bureau of Census sets the figure to around 51 million disabled Americans.

With this alarming number, it is only imperative that entities set their services and their structures to assist the handicap. These may include setting a rest room for them, a ramp, modified vehicles, specialized rooms and more.

I can only commend more that an entity like  NMEDA   is very active in responding to the needs of the disabled.  

NMEDA or National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is a non-profit group of mobility equipment dealers, rehabilitation specialists and other professionals engaged in  providing people with disability the opportunity to drive or travel around with ease and comfort.

Every disabled individual has unique needs, thus, an NMEDA dealer or member can help better in identifying and addressing these needs. Family members can make use of typical vehicles to transport their disabled loved ones but without  discomfort and struggle. Worse, driving becomes impossible too. This is where NMEDA dealer's assistance becomes handy and practical.

More importantly, NMEDA has Quality Assurance Program Dealers who are nationally recognized and accredited for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. The QAP Dealers make sure that the services they provide to their customers are only satisfactory and consistent in terms of quality standards.

My family are in Wisconsin and when I check the nearest accredited NMEDA dealers, I found a good list. Thus, if you want your loved ones with disability to be able to drive or to have ease whenever the family needs to travel, go check the  NMEDA Dealers Locator for the nearest NMEDA dealers. You can leave a comment too, so, they can attend to your queries and more. 

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Missing My Jogs!

It has been awhile since my regular joggings and I quite miss but I just don't have the time though with all the works, business and blogging works.

I jog not only to be fit and fab but also to get re-energized from all the long works, and dragging days. For now, I can only keep my running shoes until I can get back and hit the running tracks again.

Perhaps, I  can tag my kid with me again and let him enjoy his inline blades; that way, he can keep his weights down.

 in one of the mornings where I practiced my in-line blades along Robinsons' road

How to Deal with Multitasking

Women are quite known for their adeptness to multi-task and across cultures, women play a quite significant role at home and in the community. And as such, it can't be avoided that they too can feel all drained, dragged and beaten.

As a woman, I play these major roles: mother, wife, businesswoman, teacher, and blogger; and, I can say that 24/7 sched is definitely not enough.

But, how do you actually deal with multi - tasks or roles?  The most practical way is to manage your time and to set your priorities.  Normally, whatever is immediate is done first and if I am in our store, I get to work on my paper works as a teacher first, then attend to business needs in between. Delegating other tasks is also a key to lighter works.

When family duties are called for, I normally do these before and after store, blogging comes last when everyone else is all settled and done with their needs.

Of course, I get to do the things I love: watching movies, reading and jogging.

I guess whatever the roles we play, we simply make sure that we are comfortable with it and it brings us joy.