Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sharing you some pics we took during the drive we had yesterday.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Now, I have nothing to worry. I could eat all cheesecake I want.
I found this article very useful and informative if you are planning to travel abroad. Following these safety travel tips will help you keep safe and make your trip a memorable one. You can check more of these travel tips at www.alltraveltips.com.
How to Protect Yourself While Traveling Abroad?
Do the research so you’ll know the particular risks you face.
Know the local laws and abide by them.
Register your whereabouts with the U.S. Embassy if you are staying longer than two weeks or are in a particularly dangerous area.
Dress conservatively and try to blend in. If you are in an area with groups of people hostile to the United States, and there are many, avoid clothing or other items that openly label you as a U.S. citizen. You might be safer if they think you are a Canadian.
Take care when choosing your hotel and transportation providers.
If you haven’t left your valuables at home, leave them in your hotel’s safe.
Don’t draw attention to yourself, avoid wearing flashy jewelry and don’t display large amounts of cash. Carry only enough cash to make it through the day and leave the rest in the hotel’s safe.
Avoid traveling alone.
Be careful about sharing your traveling plans with strangers.
Stick to the main roads and avoid taking shortcuts down narrow alleys and/or poorly lit streets.
Always be aware of what is going on around you.
Only use taxis, tours and other transportation services with official markings. Only select transportation from official pickup points at transportation hubs.
Be very careful if you are asked to sell or part with your personal items. Many countries have restrictions on items foreigners can sell or give away and you can get into serious trouble for violating those laws.
Never accept gifts or packages from unknown parties.
Don’t accept items from locals to carry out of the country and deliver or mail to someone they know.
Approach any "special deals" with caution, especially if you have to go off the beaten path to get them.
Know the laws about exchanging money. Only use official exchange facilities since this is another area that can get you into trouble fast.
Where can I find information on issues that will effect my safety while I’m traveling?
travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html - The U.S. State Department’s Travel Warning and Consular Information web page. This site contains detailed information on foreign countries’ entry requirements, safety, crime, medical facilities, traffic and aviation safety, customs, criminal penalties, and special issue information. It also includes contact information and web links to foreign Embassies and Consulate offices.
www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ - The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s country listing section of the CIA’s World Factbook web page. This site contains extremely detailed information on foreign countries. Much of this information would be useful to the business traveler, but it also includes information that would be helpful to the tourist.
How to avoid being the victim of a pickpocket?
- Don’t travel in narrow alleys or poorly lit streets.
- When possible, avoid having crowds of people surrounding you.
- Carry a dummy wallet and put your money in your front pocket.
- Place a rubber band around your wallet, it will make it much more difficult to remove from your pocket without your knowledge.
- Carry your purse under your arm.
- Carry your money under your clothes.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
When does Daylight Saving Time change in the US?
According to wikianswer; Daylight saving time for North America (USA, Canada) will end at 2:00 am on November 2, 2008. Clocks are set back one hour, beginning standard time (which lasts until the Spring).
So friends don't forget to set your clock one hour back before go to bed tonight.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
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Friday, October 24, 2008
Do you know where Miley Cyrus(Hannah Montana) got her cool shirt from? Ever wonder if you can get the kind of shirt she had worn? Yes, you can! Visit localcelebrity.com and you will find more of those cool t shirts that celebrities have worn in different designs and styles that you will love. I checked their website and looked for shirts and I thought they were expensive thinking that celebrities wear those awesome gears but I was wrong because they are as affordable as can be. You can also find funny t-shirts if you want funny designs or if you are the environmentalist and want to contribute in helping fight global warming check out their green t-shirts called “Respect Your Mother” shirts for men and women.
Find out more about these cool shirts at local celebrity. Check out every week because they always have new shirts added every Monday. See other celebrities wearing those shirts and might as well get one for yourself now. It’s free shipping on orders $50.00 or more. I have already picked cool shirts that I really liked. See the photos below? Aren’t they cool and nice? I like how they fit and I think they’re perfect for me.
You can search for local restaurants in your area and find out what others said about it through local.com’s review. Users or searcher’s can also write reviews and contribute about the experiences they have with any of the local businesses and services they encountered. It’s definitely, your one stop shop for finding local businesses and services.
Don’t get lost check local.com now and by the way local.com has a special promotion right now to celebrate their new ratings & Reviews feature it’s called Best of Local 2008. They are giving away $500 American Express Gift Card each week. All you have to do is write a review of your favorite local business, every time you write a review you will be entered to win. So, the more reviews you write the better your chances of winning. Visit http://www.local.com/bestoflocal/reviewer/rules.asp for more information about the rules.
To make sure you get the best price for holiday airfares book as early as possible. The outlook is bleak for holiday bargains this year, so if you haven't already booked your tickets for the holidays you should definitely do so now.
If at all possible schedule your travel around the busiest holiday travel days. The most expensive days for example for Thanksgiving are the Wednesday before and the Sunday after, if you can schedule your flight for Tuesday and return on Monday you will be able to save. Unfortunately not everyone can be this flexible due to children, and work responsibilities. While it is not a great way to spend the actual holiday there are many cheaper fares on Thanksgiving and day.
Check Flight Status
With capacity cuts your flight plans could change a great deal from the time you book to when you actually board your flight. Make sure to check back regularly to make sure the flight didn't get overbooked or connection plans changed. Always make sure your airline has up to date contact information as they will usually contact you to let you know if there is a change in the status of your flight.
If you have a connecting flight, make sure that your schedule allows enough time between flights for baggage transfer and for you to find the next gate. If you miss a flight you can end up paying exorbitant prices to catch a later flight.
Avoid Delay Prone Airports.
While planning your flight try to avoid making a connecting flight stop at airports that are know to experience a lot of delays. For example airports in the winter tend to have many delayed flights due to weather. The delay can cause you to miss a connecting flight.
Book a Refundable Ticket
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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Here's some more travel tips I read in the internet. If you are traveling to a new and not familiar destination consider pay attention to these 33 safety travel tips from by Matthew Keegan at ezinearticle.com
"Traveling to unfamiliar destinations can bring to you the sort of troubles you do not want to experience while on the road namely: robbery, rape, or murder. Tourists often fall prey to perpetrators because they do not prepare properly before embarking on a trip. Let's examine some things you should do to prevent your travels from becoming a tragedy":
1. Never list your home address on the luggage tag. If on business, put the company's address on the tag; if visiting friends you can list their address. Use covered luggage tags as well.
2. Stay with your luggage until the luggage is checked. If you must put your bag down, keep one foot on the handle.
3. Carry important papers with you; NEVER check anything that you simply cannot afford to lose. Photocopy your passport, driver's license and credit cards.
4. Bring a small flashlight. You never know when you'll suddenly be "in the dark" and find yourself in unfamiliar surroundings. At night, keep your flashlight by your bed.
5. Make sure that your prescription medicines are filled properly and labeled accurately. In some countries certain prescription medicines are forbidden.
6. Never wear anything that projects affluence. No gold chains, expensive watches and rings, luggage, or other paraphernalia should be in easy view. Better yet: leave your jewelry at home.
7. If possible travel with only one or two credit cards.
8. Women particularly should never accept a drink from a stranger. Keep an eye on your drink at all times.
9. Vary your schedule; try not to come and go at the same time everyday.
10. Only stay in a hotel that uses cards to open room doors and make sure your room has a peephole and a deadbolt lock. Secure the chain and secure the door by pushing a rubber stop under it.
11. Stay in a room near a stairwell. Never take the elevator if a fire or smoke is detected. Always stay in a hotel where the doors enter the hallway and not directly from the outside.
12. Do not wear name tags in public.
13. Do not use unmarked taxi cabs.
14. Sit behind the driver so you can see him, but he cannot see you.
15. Pay the driver upon arriving at your destination and while you are still sitting in the vehicle.
16. If you must rent a car, rent only from a reputable company. Any operating problems that occur could signal sabotage.
17. Be aware of 'staged' car accidents meant to catch you off card.
18. Back into your parking spaces to facilitate a quick exit.
19. Park only in well lit and well traveled areas.
20. If your cell phone does not work outside of the country, consider renting one that does for the duration of your trip.
21. If detained for whatever reason by an official, ask for identification. If in doubt, tell them that you want to see his superior. Keep your emotions in check.
22. If traveling with children, bring along an updated photograph of each child in the event that you become separated from them.
23. Write your child's name and your hotel number on each card; include a close friend's or relative's contact information on the card. Give a card to each child which they will carry with them as long as you are away. Destroy once home.
24. Discuss with your family what they would do in event of an emergency while away from home, e.g. whom to call, how to contact emergency personnel, etc.
25. Do not discuss travel plans, your room number or any other personal information in public within earshot of strangers.
26. Bring along a basic first aid kit with bandages, iodine, mosquito repellant, sunscreen, alcohol packets, dramamine, pepto bismol, diarrhea medicine, etc.
27. Familiarize yourself with train and bus schedules before traveling. Have an alternate plan in place in the event your transportation plans change.
28. Do not flash your passport in public. Discreetly show important documents to officials only.
29. Consider purchasing portable alarms that emit a loud sound.
30. Watch for scams on the street. Children working with adults are notorious as pickpockets.
31. Never flash your money in public. Exchange funds with reputable and recognized exchangers only.
32. Have tips ready in advance for service personnel.
33. Consider renting an escort [security] service if traveling in areas where crime is high.
The key to safe traveling in any area is situational awareness. Distractions because of luggage, children, hotel personnel, strangers, etc. can put you at risk. Know your surroundings and stay in control of every situation.
Our planter box used to be full of plants on it but the plants started dying when one of our cats “August” began going potty on it even if she had a cat litter box in the bathroom. I guessed she had discovered that it’s a good place to go potty because there’s dirt on it as she was used to be an outdoor cat. We tried to replant some in the planter box but it didn’t work because August still kept doing her bad habits until we decided to get rid of her so solve our problem. We gave her back to hubby’s younger brother who was supposed to be August’s real owner. We are thinking about putting new plants on the planters to make it look better now that August is gone.
By the way, if you are looking for nice and decorative planters to showcase your plants with your personal style planterixchange is the best place to shop. Planterixchange has all the different kinds of planters you will need, whether indoor or outdoor planters at an affordable price you can get. If you visit their website you will find their photo gallery of any types of garden planters from windox box to high end planters.
Planterixchange has a wide selection of beautiful planters, they are functional and they offer a wide variety of materials and colors to suit your décor. For more information about their products visit www.planterixchange.com now.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
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Thinking about the examination day makes me nervous. I hope I could pass both parts of the exam.
Monday, October 20, 2008
- If you plan to take a plane trip while pregnant, discuss it with your doctor first. Barring any problems or complications, your doctor will probably let you go - except in the very early stages (when miscarriages are more likely to occur) or in the later stages (when you may be more likely to go into labor). Most airlines have regulations regarding how late into a pregnancy you may travel. Check before you fly to avoid disappointment.
It is probably not a good idea to travel anywhere that requires prior immunization. Avoiding the introduction or ingestion of foreign substances during pregnancy (including alcohol and nicotine) is the safest route to a healthy baby.
Try to book a seat with comfort in mind:
- A seat near the bathroom will facilitate more frequent bladder emptying.
- An aisle seat will make it easier to get up for quick walks (and trips to the washroom)
- Bulkhead seats have the most legroom.
- First class seats will be most comfortable - if you can afford the expenditure.
- Don't forget to get a medical certificate from your doctor before travelling, confirming that it is ok for you to travel at this stage.
Take a Friend Along
- If possible, do not travel alone during your pregnancy. Always keep your emergency contact number, and doctor's contact details handy so that if needed someone can find the details easily in your luggage and contact the right person at the right time.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
It's Friday again, hubby's two younger children Jacob and Josh were back to their mother's where they could spend the week.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Hubby is still asleep, he needs to sleep in because it's his days off and it's only days he could get more sleep. He usually wakes up at 3:50 a.m. when he has work although I wake up with him during those days I can go back to sleep when he leaves the house for work.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Halloween is fast approaching, I don’t know what will be our plans for Halloween but I’m hoping that hubby will have his days off so we could take the children for “trick or treating” in the neighborhood. It would be nice to have the children wear Halloween costumes. Hmmm, I would like to try wearing Halloween Costumes too because I have never tried it ever since. I think it’s going to be fun, if I have the chance of wearing Halloween costume I would get the superhero costumes and I would choose Wonder Woman’s costume, why? Because she’s my favorite superhero or superheroine since I was young and I like her outfit like the photo above which I got from halloweenadventure.com.
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Hubby told me that he was going to get a digital camera as a present for my birthday in December but since we got a good deal at Sam's Club so he bought it anyway. I told him "Thank you honey" now I have a new digital camera that I could use anytime I want to take pics. Below is a photo of Kodak Easyshare Z1012 IS and it's specifications.
| ||*The all glass 12X SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Optical Zoom Lens (33–396 mm) zooms in fast to deliver extraordinary creative performance|
| ||*Fast f/2.8–f/4.8|
| ||*Capture sharp, steady shots when shooting at long zoom ranges |
*Optical image stabilization automatically minimizes camera shake to deliver sharper pictures
| ||*10.1 MP means you can make stunning prints up to 30 × 40 in. (76 × 102 cm)|
| ||*However you choose to print—at home, at retail, or online—trust KODAK for picture quality that’s truly exceptional and for memories that will last|
| ||*0.23-second click-to-capture speed means you can capture that challenging action shot without delay|
Photo and Specification source: Kodak.com
Sunday, October 12, 2008
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Planning to beautify your kitchen? Farrey’s not only sell kitchen light fixtures but also carries a large of assortment products for the kitchen such as sinks, faucets, cabinet hardware, water purifiers, chillers and instant hots.
So, Farrey’s does not only carry all the lighting products but also other products and accessories for your home. It’s a one stop shop store online.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Hope you have a great weekend everyone!
Friday, October 10, 2008
I told hubby when I get a stable job I would buy him a new motorbike and he was so happy when he heard me say it. On the other hand, I am always hesitant about him riding a bike again because of motorbike accidents I hear every now and then. Well, I guess he will be fine because he is always been a good driver and he always wear motorcycle safety gears every time he rides his bike. If ever I buy him a new motorcycle I would also get him all the necessary accessories or safety gears that he needed to keep him safe and protected. It won’t be difficult to find all the motorcycle safety gears because at Biker Hiway they all have the accessories for sell when it comes to motorcycle safety products such as motorcycle helmets in different styles, brands and all approved or certified by DOT. They also have a wide selection of motorcycle jackets and motorcycle boots. Biker Hiway is a one stop shop online when it comes to motorcycle safety products. They provide the best products and services to customers at the lowest prices possible. So, bikers out there visit bikerhiway.com and check their products and avail of their free shipping on orders over $150.00
I hope this blog's PR3 would remain as it is.
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Thursday, October 9, 2008
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- Avoid putting the following in checked baggage
- Valuables (cash, jewelry). Don't rely on suitcase locks; they are easily defeated.
- Critical items (medicine, keys, passport, tour vouchers, business papers).
- Irreplaceable items (manuscript, heirlooms).
- Fragile items (camera, eyeglasses, glass containers). If these must be checked, wrap them carefully in padding.
- on your person, or
- in a small bag that you carry on board.
Don't overpack checked bags. This puts pressure on the latches, making it easier for them to spring open.
Your checked bags may need to be opened for a security inspection out of your presence. If you wish to lock your bags, see www.tsa.gov for information on locks that security personnel can open and then re-lock. If you use an unapproved lock and your bag is selected for inspection, the security staff will break the lock if necessary.
Put a tag on the outside of your baggage with your name, home address, and home and work phone numbers. The airlines provide free stick-on tags. Most carriers also have "privacy tags" which conceal this information from passersby.
Put the same information inside each bag, and add an address and telephone number where you can be reached at your destination city.
Carry-on baggage advice:
- Check with the airline for any limits it has on the size, weight, or number of carry-on bags. (There is no single federal standard.)
- Inquire about your flight; different airplanes can have different limits.
- If you are using more than one airline for a trip, check on all of them.
- A heavy bag which fits in an overhead bin may still cause the bin to exceed its weight limit.
- Don't assume that the flight has unlimited closet space for garment bags; some may have to be checked.
- Don't pack anything in a carry-on bag that could be considered a weapon (e.g., scissors, knife).
Don't check in at the last minute. Even if you make the flight, your bag may not.
Make sure that you get a claim check for every bag that you check. Don't throw them away until your bags are returned. Not only will you need them if a claim is necessary, but you may need to show them to security upon leaving the baggage-claim area. Don't leave them in the seat-pocket on the airplane.
Verify that the agent checking your bags attaches a destination tag to each one. (Remove tags from previous trips to avoid confusion.) Check to see that these tags show the correct three-letter code for your destination airport.
Know where your bags are checked to. They may be checked only to one of your intermediate stops rather than your final destination if:
- you must clear Customs short of your final destination, or
- you are taking a connecting flight involving two airlines which don't have an interline agreement (e.g., Southwest Airlines does not transfer bags to other carriers).
- nonstop flights
- through flights (one or more stops, but no change of aircraft)
- online connections (change of aircraft but not airlines)
- interline connections (change of aircraft and airlines)
Your chances of recovery can be improved depending on where and how you bought your airline ticket. Some credit card companies and travel agencies offer optional baggage insurance; some others provide it automatically.
Claiming Your Bags
If your bag arrives open, unlocked or visibly damaged, check immediately to see if any of the contents are missing or damaged.
Report any problems to your airline before leaving the airport. Insist that the airline fill out a form and give you a copy, even if they say the bag will be in on the next flight. Get the agent's name and an appropriate telephone number for following up (not Reservations).
It's not unusual for the airline to take your claim checks when you report the problem; simply make sure this is noted on all copies of the report.
Before leaving the airport, ask the airline if they will deliver the bag without charge when it is found. Also ask about an advance or reimbursement for any items you must buy while your bag is missing.
Open your suitcase immediately when you get to where you are staying. Report any damage to contents or pilferage immediately by telephone. Make a note of the date and time of the call, and the name and telephone number of the person you spoke with. Follow up immediately with a certified letter.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Aug. 5, 2008
TSA Public Affairs
WASHINGTON – To help streamline the security process and better protect laptops, starting August 16 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will allow passengers to leave their laptop computers in bags that meet new "checkpoint friendly" standards.
This public-private collaboration took just five months to go from concept to reality. TSA reached out to manufacturers in March to design bags that will produce a clear and unobstructed image of the laptop when undergoing X-ray screening. Designs meeting this objective will enable TSA to allow laptops to remain in bags for screening. More than 60 manufacturers responded and 40 submitted prototypes for testing.
"This is a solid example of government collaborating with the private sector to conceptualize and produce a product that really works to improve and advance the security process," said TSA Administrator Kip Hawley. "We put the challenge out there and bag manufacturers overwhelming responded with innovative products that provide a win-win for travelers and TSA."
For a bag to be considered checkpoint friendly it should meet the following standards:
- A designated laptop-only section
- The laptop-only section completely unfolds to lie flat on the X-ray belt
- No metal snaps, zippers or buckles inside, underneath or on top of the laptop-only section
- No pockets on the inside or outside of the laptop-only section
- Nothing packed in the laptop-only section other than the computer itself.
TSA expects the majority of new bags meeting checkpoint friendly standards to be available for purchase in mid-August. There are a small percentage of bags currently on the market that meet the new standards, include sleeve-like carrying cases without pockets or zippers. These bag types have been tested and can produce a clear, unobstructed image as long as nothing else is in the case.
TSA is not approving or endorsing any bag design or manufacturer and will only allow laptops to stay in bags through screening if they provide a clear and unobstructed X-ray image of the laptop.
To help streamline the security process and better protect laptops, TSA recently encouraged manufacturers to design bags that will produce a clear and unobstructed image of the laptop when undergoing X-ray screening. A design that meets this objective will enable TSA to allow laptops to remain in bags for screening.
Friday, October 3, 2008
State: New Jersey
City: South Amboy
Line Type: Landline
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Effective June 21, 2008, adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID that contains the following: name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight.
Passengers who do not or cannot present an acceptable ID will have to provide information to the Transportation Security Officer performing Travel Document Checking duties in order to verify their identity. Passengers who are cleared through this process may be subject to additional screening. Passengers whose identity cannot be verified by TSA may not be allowed to go through the checkpoint or onto an airplane.
Acceptable ID's Include:
- U.S. passport
- U.S. passport card
- DHS "Trusted Traveler" cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
- U.S. Military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents)
- Permanent Resident Card
- Border Crossing Card
- DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
- Drivers Licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) that meets REAL ID benchmarks (All states are currently in compliance)
- A Native American Tribal Photo ID
- An airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
- A foreign government-issued passport
- Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card
- Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Hubby and I are still hoping that by next year we could sell this property. Maybe we just need to find a good realtor who will help us and who is good enough to give us the best appraisal for this place even if the price could just break even so we could just get rid of this place and find a cheaper one and be able to save money. Hubby would love to get a property near the ocean coz he loved swimming in the beach since he grew up in a place where the beach was just a mile away from his parents.
Speaking of properties near the ocean, Bruce Germinsky, Realtor is an online Real Estate company that features Jersey Shore Real Estate. If you are planning to buy properties near the ocean or beaches why not check this site and see their property listings such as waterfront homes, luxury condos, townhomes, commercial and retail properties and many more. I visited the website and loved to see those properties on their list. Wish hubby and I could move into one of those places.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Couple of days to go and Autumn will officially starts. I search the internet to find out when Autumn officially begins and I found out from wikipedia that in Northern Hemisphere autumn starts (22–23 September) according to Autumnal Equinox and ends in December 21 for which the Winter season starts.
Friday, September 19, 2008
- Take photos of luggage before the trip to help with identification in the event of a baggage mishandling. Also count the luggage at each stop.
- If there will be several stops during a trip, pack a couple of suitcases with a couple of changes of clothes for the entire family. This is more efficient than packing each family member's clothes in a dedicated suitcase, as it cuts down on the amount of luggage that has to be carried into hotel rooms during each stop.
- Put luggage in the trunk or otherwise out of sight if it is to be left in the car overnight.
- Pack blow dryers, first-aid kits and other health and personal-care items in a separate suitcase so that they are easily accessible.
- Here's a few common items can be a great help while traveling: A simple bandana can double as a head cover or a bench cover in public parks.
- A lightweight rain poncho can provide protection for yourself and luggage in the event of a sudden downpours. In addition, it can also serve as a drop cloth for an outdoor travel picnic. Dental floss doubles as strong string or thread when needed.
- Instead of packing along hardcover books for travel reading, choose magazines or paperbacks that have been purchased at half-price bookstores. The materials can be left behind if desired.
- Make sure at least one adult has some healthy, neat snacks packed in their carry-on luggage. Juice boxes, dried fruits and trail mix can all be used to satisfy the unpredictable appetites of children with a minimum of messy hands and faces.
- Essential items to pack for air travelers include moisturizer, saline nasal spray and eyedrops. All counteract the effects of high-altitude dryness. Also remember to drink plenty of water.
- If traveling overseas, always take single rolls of toilet tissue and hand sanitizer. Remove the center cardboard tube of the toilet tissue roll to conserve space.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
So here are a few tips to avoid your valued possessions from taking a walk:
If the hotel has an in room safe use it and keep all your valuables in there.
However, if the safe is electronic, wipe the touch keys down before operating it with a damp cloth, and then dry it before entering your secret code. Try to do this every time you use the safe.
Also after you have keyed in your code and closed the door firmly locked on the safe. Press all the other keys /numbers that do not make up your code, and press them firmly. Doing this may set off a small alarm from the safe but it stops quickly and no one will pay any attention (!!).
The reason to do this is because certain hotels have caught their own hotel staff placing, a light oil residue or powder on to the touch keys that shows them when using a certain light what numbers were pressed. They were managing to open the safe, and one very clever thief was taking only 1 or 2 US$ from each room. Would you have noticed ? It is not a lot but in a 400 or 500 room hotel the guy was doing quite well for himself.
Never leave valuables in soft/material bags with pockets even if they are padlocked like Alcatrass. This avoids any potential of somebody simply splitting a seam to a pocket with a knife and removing select contents.
This should also apply to luggage that you check into the airplane.
Never get drunk and invite a stranger to your room. This seems funny, indeed, but better safe than sorry.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Taking a Long Trip? Be aware of these common travel troubles and learn how to find solutions to have more enjoyable trip.
Three of the most common health problems that you may experience when traveling are jet lag, altitude sickness, and diarrhea. When you fly across time zones, the differing amounts of light can change your internal body clock, resulting in a condition known as jet lag. Jet lag may cause some symptoms that are bummers on a fun trip, including upset stomach, insomnia, and tiredness.
There are some things you can do to combat jet lag; for example, if you're traveling from west to east, you should stay out of the sun until the day after your arrival. If you're flying from east to west, go for a brisk walk as soon as possible after you arrive.
Altitude sickness is caused by dry air, a decrease in oxygen, and low barometric pressure when you travel to a higher altitude than you're used to. As a result, you may have problems, such as headaches, dehydration, and shortness of breath. Some people are affected at 5,000 feet (1,524 meters), but others aren't affected until they reach altitudes of 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) or more. Find out what altitude you're traveling to before you go to see if altitude sickness could be a problem.
The best prevention for altitude sickness is to gradually increase your altitude every day to get used to it. If that isn't possible, a drug known as acetazolamide can help relieve and even prevent symptoms of altitude sickness. If you think that you might get altitude sickness, talk with your doctor before you leave home.
The topic of diarrhea may seem gross, but it can be a serious problem. Traveler's diarrhea, known as turista, often occurs when a foreign type of bacteria enters your digestive tract, usually when you eat contaminated food or water. The best way to prevent turista is to be very careful of the food you eat and the water you drink on the road.kidshealth.org
Last night I began to think about my parents and hope that God will continue to bless them with good health and longer lives so I could still see them when I get back to the Philippines for vacation which I still don't know when.
To my friend Chy, have a safe trip and God bless you with the strength and comfort that you need in this time of your great loss.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Make a list. From clothes to toiletries, list everything you'll need for your trip. Then lay it all out on the bed, and check off items so you don't forget anything. It's also great in case your luggage is lost or stolen, because you'll have a record of everything you've packed.
Pick one color scheme. All your clothes should play nice together. Choose either black or brown, and then add accessories like fun costume jewelry, colored scarves and belts to brighten up your outfits.
Always pack sexy heels and a light sweater for layering. Heels can dress up any outfit, and you may need the sweater for those cooler nights.
Avoid wrinkles. Softly fold your clothes and pack them separately in travel envelopes or "pack-it" folders (try eaglecreek.com). You get more wrinkles when you place harder fabrics with softer fabrics, so pack jeans with jeans and cotton tees with cotton tees. You can also use a Downy product called Wrinkle Releaser. Just hang up your garment, spray it, and in five minutes, the wrinkles are gone.
Store jewelry separately. Wrap each piece in a napkin or tissue paper before placing them in a big Ziploc bag. Feeding chains through straws and taping them at both ends will keep them from getting tangled.
Use your footwear. Wrap small breakables, like perfume or makeup bottles, in socks and pack them inside a sneaker or shoe.
Carry a small travel care kit on long flights. It should contain lotion for your hands, face cream, aspirin, lip balm, an eye mask and earplugs.
Use your carry-on case. Prop up your feet, and create your own "La-Z-Boy" reclining chair on the plane or train.
Always bring a snack. A freshly made sandwich from your local deli will help you can avoid fast-food traps.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
1. Haneda, Tokyo (HND) 90%
2. Narita International, Tokyo (NRT): 84.2%
3. Taiwan Taoyuan International, Taipei (TPE): 80.3%
4. Kingsford Smith International, Sydney (SYD): 80.1%
5. Hong Kong International (HKG): 79.7%
6. Soekarno-Hatta International, Jakarta (CGK): 79.3%
7. Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok (BKK): 79.3%
8. Orlando International (MCO): 78.8%
9. Franz Josef Strauss Airport, Munich (MUC): 77.8%
10. George Bush Intercontinental, Houston (IAH): 77%
Monday, September 1, 2008
First Monday of September is US Labor Day and today is a holiday. I know everybody loves holidays ha,ha, because it means no work and no school but hubby chose to work today because he gets double pay. I was searching online wanted to know how the observation of Labor Day started and here's what I found out from wikipedia.org.
"Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The holiday originated in 1882 as the Central Labor Union (of New York City) sought to create "a day off for the working citizens".
Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894.All fifty states have made Labor Day a state holiday.
Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.
Labor Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United States since the 1880s. The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday—a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement."
Hope everyone have a fun holiday today. Just stay safe.