Things You Should Know About January

January 08, 2014

Goodbye 2013 hello 2014. I don't know exactly what will definitely happen and what is in store for all of us this new year. But, for humans January marks a new beginning. I would like to get into details the symbolism and meaning of this month. Leland B. Jacobs quote: "January opens the box of the year and brings out days that are bright and clear".

Obviously, January is a time where everybody expects something good. and everyone wishes each other all the good things in life. According to Roman mythology January was named after Janus, he's the gods of doors, doorways, arches, openings and closings. Janus if you can still remember is the two faced god. He has the ability to turn one face to reflect the past and another face to point the future.

January usually people starts reflecting the past and contemplates the future. Janus is kind of a doorman within our soul. This beginning of the year which is January is the perfect time to think of all the potentials within us and believe that behind of it all is an endless doorways of possibilities.

Rest in Peace my Dear Brother

September 27, 2013

The sudden death of my brother caused a lot of pain to us his family. I can't think of any word to describe the pain that we are going through this time. I know my dear brother is happy and rested now with our creator in heaven, I just want to remember all the good and not so good memories with him. Last night I googled this R.I.P poem and I would like to share it here in my blog. To the author of this Poem whoever you are, please allow me to share it here.


Electronic cigarette as an Alternative to Traditional Smoking

May 23, 2013

An electronic cigarette also known as e cigaret was introduced to the Chinese domestic market in 2004 as an aid for smoking. A Chinese company began exporting this device  in 2005-2006. Today, there are many e-cigarette sold online and in store which comes from different brand names. However, there are some who claims that using e-cigarette is useful when someone wants to quit smoking. But, this notion still needs further studies according to World Health organization.

The Alternative Way of Treating Blackheads and Whiteheads at Home

March 09, 2013

Ever since I was in high school blackheads and whiteheads was a big dilemma to me and sometimes even up to now. I really hate it when I see blackheads or whiteheads start to appear most especially in the nose area. Of course there are many ways on how to get rid of this unsightly thing, and first solution that comes out in my mind when it is becoming visible is to go to a clinic for a facial. But, I am a kind of person who has a low tolerance for pain. I can really feel the aching once the attendant starts to prick using a blackhead extractor. Honestly, I am not comfortable with it.

A few minutes ago, I have encountered an article about the subject and I find it interesting and worth sharing. Who knows we might have shared the same problem. After reading the article I realized that treating blackheads and whiteheads need not be expensive-like going to a beauty clinic or dermatologist and spend hundreds, thousands of pesos and even your precious time. A lot of us do not know that there is an alternative way, in which you can make use or maximized some of the things you stored and  can be found in your kitchen. 

Maintaining a clear and beautiful skin, takes time, consistency and effort. Dermatologist may recommend many different  products, and some of them are very expensive. You can, however, use some home remedies for blackheads and whiteheads into your daily beauty regimen.

● Toothpaste – Toothpaste is an effective blackhead and whitehead remover. Apply a thin paste to your infected areas and let it sit on your face for at least 25 minutes. You will probably feel a burning sensation when you apply the toothpaste, but this is normal and will pass. Once you remove the toothpaste, the top of your blackheads and whiteheads will disappear, but you still need to thoroughly wash your face to remove the buildup underneath. Repeat this home remedy every other day for two weeks.

● Tomato – Tomatoes have natural antiseptic properties that dry up whiteheads and blackheads. Peel and mash a small tomato. Apply the tomato pulp to your blackheads and whiteheads before going to bed. Leave the tomato pulp on your face while you sleep and then wash your face in warm water in the morning.

● Lemon -Wash your face in warm water. Then, squeeze the juice of one lemon into a bowl. Add in a pinch of salt and stir the mixture. Apply the mixture to your blackheads and whiteheads. Leave the mixture on for approximately 20 minutes and then wash your face with warm water again.

● Lime – You can also use equal parts of lime juice and cinnamon powder and apply this mixture to blackheads. Leave it on overnight and rinse it off in the morning

● Cornstarch – Mix about a three-to-one cornstarch to vinegar ratio into a paste. Apply it to your problem areas and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Remove the paste with warm water and a washcloth.

● Yogurt - Mix three tablespoons of plain yogurt with two tablespoons of oatmeal. Add one teaspoon of    olive oil and one tablespoon of lemon juice to the mixture. Stir the mixture thoroughly and apply it to the effective area of the face. Let the mixture sit for five to seven minutes then rinse off with cold water.

● Almond or oatmeal – Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with just enough rose water to make a spreadable paste. Apply it to your problem areas with your fingertips first and then apply it to the rest of your face. Let it set for about 15 minutes and then rinse your face with cold water.

● Rice – Soak rice in milk for 5 hours and then grind this in a blender until it is paste-like in consistency. Use the paste as a scrub on affected areas of the body.

● Potatoes – Grate raw potatoes and then rub the area with the mixture. Wash it off after 15 minutes.

● Fenugreek leaves – Crush some fenugreek leaves and mix with water to form a paste. Put this on the face for 15 minutes and then remove it. Do this every night to keep your face free of blackheads.

● Coriander leaves – Mix some coriander leaves and a little turmeric powder with water and form a paste. Use this as a mask to eliminate blackheads.

● Oatmeal -Grind oatmeal into a powder in a blender and then add some rose water. Use this on affected areas for 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

● Baking soda – Prepare a mixture of equal parts of baking soda and water and rub it onto your face or other body areas prone to blackheads. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

● Honey is also good for removing blackheads. Spread honey on the affected area and remove it after 15 minutes.

Remember – Be gentle to your skin. Never pinch, scrape, poke, press, or squeeze too hard!

Learn Some Facts About March

March 01, 201

Today, is the first day of March, while having our lunch this day I was thinking what to write or to share today. Suddenly, I remember my status at facebook, I mentioned about March. So I decided to google some facts about March. 

Did you know that March was used to be the beginning of the year. But in 1752 we adopted the 'new Style' or the Gregorian Calendar that started January as the first month of the year. March originated from the Roman word Martius which was originally the first month of the Roman calendar named after Mars the god of war. The Symbolic flowers for March are Daffodil and shamrock. 

Speaking of March, graduations in different schools and Universities in the Philippines from different levels are scheduled to happen. In the Philippines March means the end of school year.  But, in other countries like Europe March 31 signals summer time. There are also important dates to remember in the month of march for Christian and Catholics below:  

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
March 19 - St. Joseph
March 24 - Palm Sunday
March 28 - Holy Thursday
March 29 - Good Friday
March 31 - Easter Sunday.

Have a nice day everyone!