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October 10, 2008

Say Cheeeeeze!

Posted by Malou at 10/10/2008 08:11:00 AM 3 comments

Me and jarred were playing last night him pretending a camera man. He is so cute while doing it so I ran towards my camera and took a quick video. I love taking pictures and videos. Hope you my friends will like it. :-)

Vegas Golf courses are calling you!!

Posted by Malou at 10/10/2008 03:00:00 AM 0 comments
Are you ready for a swing and hit pitch and chip shots in golf? If so I find this interesting site online that has a great package of accommodation for your next vacation. If you never book your trip yet to Las Vegas Golf this might be a big break for you in a breathtakingly beautiful and relaxing atmosphere in golfing. What make this places especial is that they have absolutely fascinating places to go golfing such as Bali Hai Golf Club which is tropical paradise located right on the Las Vegas Strip, Desert Pines Golf Club a beautiful golf course with the fresh and nice smell of pines or you might want to also try Royal Links Golf Club if you prefer to experience an open course at the legendary British Open. Booking an amazing and fantastic vacation with excellent accommodation would be lot easier by visiting them online.

October 8, 2008

Posted by Malou at 10/08/2008 09:59:00 PM 1 comments
After reading this email message sent to me by a friend I thought of sharing it with you my friends especially to those who are fond of eating star fruit. Something to be aware of. Here's what the email says:

Star Fruit (Balimbing) Can Kill Goes by another name....carambola

We were advised to have a few servings of fruits a day in order to reap the benefits of fruits right? But obviously this is one big no-no fruit to be excluded from your fruity feast!

In Shenzen, more than 10 people who consumed the star fruit had died. And now a 66-year-old, Malaysian who has been suffering from kidney ailment fell into coma after eating the star fruits. Yes, all it takes is one fruit or 100ml of its juice and the ordinarily harmless star fruit transforms poison in a matter of hours for kidney patients. So does this mean, people without kidney problems should be fine with star fruit! My take: Not at all! Prevention is better right?

Universiti Malaya Medical Centre consultant nephrologist said that star fruits contain a neurotoxin which is not present in other fruits. It affects the brain and nerves. In healthy persons, the kidneys filter it out. But for those with kidney problems, this potent toxin cannot be removed and will worsen the consumers' conditions.

The symptoms of star fruit poisoning include:

~Numbness and weakness
~Feeling confused
~Epileptic fist

The risk of death is high if you are having kidney ailments! But healthy individuals should beware of this fruit's potential toxin too. It could also cripple your vitality if you are not lucky. So don't take it for granted. It's better to avoid them. Please pass this news to others.

This fruit can end your life!

Kidney patients
should avoid star fruit

Star fruit is a decorative and refreshing treat and, for most of us, a
healthy delicacy. But for some people with impaired kidney function, the
star fruit (also known as carambola) can be deadly.

Researchers from Brazil and Taiwan are studying why star fruit causes
serious life-threatening reactions to some kidney patients..

Question: What are the symptoms of star fruit intoxication?

Answer: Typical symptoms occur within one to five hours and include
persistent hiccups, nausea, vomiting, agitation, insomnia, mental
confusion and convulsions. Death sometimes results. A study conducted at
the University of Sao Paulo found that hiccups were experienced in 30 of
32 cases, and vomiting in about two-thirds. Even though mental confusion
and convulsions were less common, these symptoms are more likely to be
associated with death.

Q: Does star fruit cause kidney problems?

A: No. Star fruit intoxication only occurred if some degree of kidney
failure already existed. For most of those affected, kidney decline was
extensive enough that they were being treated by blood dialysis, although
in four cases kidney problems had not reached that severity. There is no
evidence of any problem for people with normal kidney function.

Q: What substance in star fruit causes this problem?

A: The tangy tartness in star fruit comes from high levels of oxalic acid
(or oxalate). Weakened kidneys can be damaged if high levels of oxalate
accumulate in the organ. But it is likely that another toxin in star
fruit is also problematic since common foods such as spinach contain even
greater levels of oxalic acid and do not seem to be associated with this
severe problem.

The Brazilian researchers think that star fruit contains a substance toxic
to nerves (a neurotoxin). People with healthy kidneys probably clear this
toxin from the blood quickly and experience no problem. Without efficient
kidney function, the combined effect of oxalate and a neurotoxin may
deliver a double whammy.

Q: How much star fruit needs to be consumed to produce toxic effects in
kidney patients?

A: As little as one half of a fruit and less than eight ounces of star
fruit juice has caused serious symptoms. One person died from eating just
one fruit.

Current medical treatment for star fruit intoxication is prompt kidney
dialysis. Anyone who experiences hiccups, vomiting or other unusual
symptoms after eating star fruit should seek medical attention as soon as
On the positive side, star fruit lovers with normal kidneys should be able
to continue enjoying the delectable treat without concern.

Health Events

Alan Titchenal, Ph.D.., C.N.S. and Joannie Dobbs, Ph.D., C.N.S. are
nutritionists in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal
Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, UH-Manoa.
Dr. Dobbs also works with the University Health Services and prepares
the nutritional analyses marked with an asterisk in this section.

Journeylite Lap Band Surgery

Posted by Malou at 10/08/2008 09:24:00 PM 0 comments
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October 7, 2008

Jarred inside the pumpkin

Posted by Malou at 10/07/2008 10:37:00 PM 4 comments
This is what happened to our pumpkin last year. It turned into a baby holder. (lol) It was big enough that Jarred fit inside of it. A pumpkin usually cooked in coconut milk with "tanglad" in Bicol dish, but here in U.S. it is commonly used for Halloween decoration and also good for pumpkin pie.

Short Term Loans

Posted by Malou at 10/07/2008 08:45:00 PM 0 comments
One of the most common desire of students is to finish college which is sometimes tough money wise. Students have varied reasons for wanting to finish college that is why students really strive for the better. In nearly all cases it is difficult to support spending money on books, apartment to stay and mostly the high rate of tuition fees. Good if you already have savings for college but what if you don't. Some students have part time jobs to somehow help themselves for the cost of education. Even if efforts have been put into it there were times when they're financially unprepared to take care of sudden and unexpected problems on bills. I guess I am so lucky indeed to finish college through the help and guidance of my parents to encourage and attain our objectives. But to those whose budget is tight Instant Pay Day Loan might help you on your bills. It is an online service which offers short term Payday Loan. It is for anyone who just needs fast cash and doesn't have the time or credit to apply for other types of loans.

2007 halloween costume

Posted by Malou at 10/07/2008 08:07:00 PM 2 comments

I just thought of posting this funny picture of us taken last Halloween. We were wondering what we will be wearing this year. Haven't decided yet. In my country where I came from we don't have a Halloween so it is an exciting occasion for me to celebrate it here in the United States. On Halloween night we go around our block and go trick or treating to our neighbors. It is an exciting occasion especially to our children.

October 5, 2008

preparing for halloween

Posted by Malou at 10/05/2008 10:55:00 PM 2 comments
It was Sunday morning and just had our waffle and egg breakfast. Every one of us are getting lazy, nothing to do inside the house so we decided to drive to the farm where we get our pumpkins last year. We were hoping that we could get bigger pumpkin this year. Our hopes disappear when we couldn't see any big pumpkins. We picked our pumpkins anyhow and thank the old man for giving each one of us free gourds too. Later in the afternoon we carved the pumpkins and put it outdoors for display. We have fun doing it together.

a birthday gift for mommy

Posted by Malou at 10/05/2008 07:07:00 PM 6 comments
You can really see the joy on my face when I received the white freshwater pearls a week ago. I usually own some jewelries but i don't have a pearl jewelry necklace that is why I am so excited to receive this gift. I am excited make a post of this one. This would be a new experience for me to show the beauty of this awesome pearl necklace. Pearl Paradise has a wide variety of of beautiful pearl collections that is perfect gift for your love one for every occasion. My husband, our son Jarred has a lot of fun doing these video together. Sit back relax and enjoy watching!

Birthday greetings from Friends and Family

Posted by Malou at 10/05/2008 10:00:00 AM 0 comments
jojo nasalita (10/4/2008 9:27:46 AM): happy birthday sis lou, i love you!
jojo nasalita (10/4/2008 9:28:06 AM): having party out?
jojo nasalita (10/4/2008 9:28:30 AM): take care po always
jojo nasalita (10/4/2008 9:29:12 AM): regards po to kevin @jarred!
jojo nasalita (10/4/2008 9:29:24 AM): i miss you all....

Trisha Cherryl
Posted 10/3/2008 2:26 pm
One more candle on your cake

Well there's no need to be in a funk
Be happy that you have potential enough
To blow them all out!

Don't celebrate your brday this year, coz it goes on revealing to your best kept secret; your true age.
Brtdays are like boogers; the more you have the tougher it is to respire.
Birthdays are the best for you. Statistics demonstrate that folks who have the most celebrations live the longest!

Posted 10/3/2008 8:09 pm
Happy Birthday Ate malou Godbless and your family

Posted 10/3/2008 10:17 pm

Posted 10/4/2008 3:33 am
i love you po tita..
i miss you..

Posted 10/4/2008 7:37 am
more years to come

Posted 10/5/2008 12:37 am
belated pee burtday 'te!!!tc olweiz

10/5/2008 12:08 pm
Subject:belated happy b day
Message: hi malou belated happy b day im soory dai kaya ako nag open kan friendster ko kadakol kaya kan trabaho mi. anyway wish you all the best good health and life full of happiness take care

To : lou
Happy birthday to you..
more blessings and good Health for the rest of your life.


(9/29/2008 8:32:04 PM): hi ne. malapit na birthday nyo ni mama, and joann too. ngana pa sana I would like to greet you in advance, Happy Birthday!! sana pirmi ka maogma kahit dmo birthday. ang problema nanjan lang yan d naman nawawala. paabot na rin nina mama, papa, & rene ang greetings ninda simo... ingat daw kau lagi.. regards to all.. we love you. tsup

Date:10/4/2008 7:42 am

hAppY bIrtHdaY te lou...
hope u have more success and birthdays to come!!!
Take Care Always

4 Oct 08, 08:05
joops: hi malou, happy bday and hope you're feeling better with your trangkaso..

Date: 09/24/2008 10:12 pm
Subject: yeheyyyyyy
Message: Advance Happy Birthday lou!

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