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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Israel in the Summer and Brazil in Winter

No one likes looking in the sky when the sun is too bright and blinding, but almost everyone can agree that a visit to the outdoors is pleasant when the weather is mild and the sky a bit overcast. This is why my city of choice for walking is Baltimore. But when I have a chance I look for my current artistic future in Brazil, jobs in philadelphia can help even the most wildly imaginative nature lover or traveler. You just pop onto the family friendly site and away you go.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Put that in Your Pipe and Smoke It

Popeye was a character created by William Faulkner for his novel Sanctuary, and he was a gangster with a penchant for Backwoods cigars. Even today a guy like Ian Fleming's Goldfinger likes the good life. The way you see them in the streets of Singapore, for example, you'd think everyone was reading the book The Goldrush. But even vacationers in Milan like a nice relaxing read once in awhile, and thank heavens for that. Pleasanter winters and summers cannot be found this side of paradise, as good old F. Scott Fitzgerald would say.

Train Staterooms

Sometime around six o'clock the train whistle blew and the old conductor carried a bottle of soda into the Princess's sleeper. The girl was reading a book. It was Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. The book was in French. The conductor put the soda down on the table and looked at the girl. "Why aren't you at the club car?" The girl did not look up at him, she continued reading. Didn't even blink. The old conductor stood there a moment. As if he were not even aware that he himself had spoken. Then he moved. He stepped out into the corridor.

Eleventh Avenue Menus

Eleventh Avenue is a nice street, if you can see it from high above the sidewalk. People are walking quickly to their appointments with fish sellers, family doctors, acne treatment specialists, and others in the medical field. The New York skyline is replete with clouds and the pedestrians are all happy and smiling. This is the way 2009 should end, not with a bang but a whimper.

Desert Fun for the Whole Family

From on the horizon, to on the surf, to on the desert highway known only as Route 66, Felix and the Man are headed to town for a bout of fun and a little planned-out rv towing, if you can picture it. My own penchant for family fun leads me to believe that they will have a car on the way to Topeka, Kansas, before the year is through. This is surely the way to live, and they know it.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Three storeys up, in a long narrow wood paneled room with a dusty but bright yellow pine floor, a tall man sat hunched over a desk, checking a list. He was wearing a white cotton business shirt and tan twill trousers. His face was a long narrow focused oblong of concentration. As if the work had warped his ability to do — or be — anything else. There was a bed in the room, but other than that the rest of it was more like an office than living quarters. In fact, this was the library headquarters of the Compagnie International des Wagon-Lits, and the man, D.P. Kleinst, was its chief officer. We will pick up with Mr. Kleinst, or Dr. Kleinst, as he is known in the company, in a later blog post.

Family Diets Rich in Almonds

"Because we can," is the way President Kennedy put it when he made his famous state of the union address back in the 60s. And that's the same attitude many dieters take when it comes to their latest diet pill. They figure it this way: If it works, why not try it. But my family is very cautious and we have another philosophy. We believe in the Edgar Cayce approach and we always try homeopathy first. Yet there have been many times when we have selected one of his other remedies, such as a diet rich in almonds.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pink Cadillac

Over all the others I selected Omni as the name for my new car because it was so shiny and new, but several of my friends who got the chance to ride in it last week suggested that what we needed was a pair of sunglasses to protect ourselves from the glare of the windshield. But then Hester said that what would work better than that might simply be some of the best eye creams, and you know, I think she was right. My family always travels in style.

Halloween Costumes

I bought a halloween costume for Kate today. Thank God, that it was a final sale in the Children's Place store. I got a big discount and save some bucks. I just picked the very simple and cute one. But she looks good on it.

A Family Game All Can Play

Hopscotch was one of my favorite toys and games when I was about six years old. Now that I have my own family, I still like the game, but I also like the idea that the family can communicate via the Internet. Custom usb drive can help with that and it has been shown to help in the past decade. This is only going to get better. That is the way my family sees it anyway. I hope that we look at this in the same way for many years to come.

Exercise in Singapore for the Entire Family

Jack is always planning to go to the gym and run on the treadmill. He tries to maintain his cardio fitness and it works. He is now one of the fastest people on the machine. The other day the trainer said to him, "Jack, can you come into my office for a moment, I want to show you a piece of literature I received in the mail recently from a new pool manufacturer in Singapore, where I know you traveled last Spring, if you don't mind."

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Computer Broke

Hubby,s computer broke yesterday morning. So,now I have to share mine till he gets his new one. This is not easy for us since we both spend a lot of time on the computer. Well, he placed the order today and expecting to arrive next week. I can't wait.

Back in New Haven for a Review of the Family Business

Even police officers on the job in Singapore like to stay informed about the latest and the greatest. That's why my uncle Harold, who visited me last week, told me about this friend of his (a Singapore police officer) who was interested in bcbsnc. They helped each other. First my uncle told him he could get him a plan that would make his life in Singapore richer and more rewarding, but soon both of them were comfortably sitting on the porch in New Haven, looking over the new contract. Can you imagine that!

Brain Help

Progesterone has been shown to protect against brain injury. The new edition of Life Extension has an interesting article on this issue. The family of those victims who have suffered this type of debilitating illness can benefit from the application of progesterone and clinical studies now back this up as a valid option, in fact, one of the most successful and least invasive treatments known.

The Family that Eats Together . . .

Fifteen years from now what will people say? They may say they had a colon cleanse, but they might not. It all depends on their approach to diet and exercise. For my family, the best approach is to wait to see if the research supports a certain diet or a certain fast or medical procedure. We all read the New York Times, of course, and the Daily News medical section. We listen to 1010 WINS radio and we eat our broccoli. That, in my opinion, is the best you can do, given the current knowledge we have about how diet impacts on health.

Friday, October 23, 2009


It is now a fact that Singapore is the country with one of the highest standards of living in the world, even higher than the United States. I visited Singapore with my family in 2004 and I found that the climate was mild, the food delicious, and the people friendly. I hope to go back soon. I have visited with Google Earth recently and have seen some nice improvements in their shoreline. The beaches are also out of this world. In many ways the country reminded me of the Philippines. (Photo: Singapore temple.)

Office Furniture

In my opinion, it is very important to have a nice selection of quality green and beige (perhaps even rattan) office furniture in the office or studio, especially if you are an artist or a plumber or even an advertising copy writer. It not only looks good but it also helps to relax the mind while working. A nice environment makes your employees become more productive and keeps them out of stress. Well, it is just my own point of view, but everyone in my family agrees.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Family Fish and Meat Industry Ideas

Nothing is on tap these days like a good deal of fish in India or a good amount of red meat in New Delhi. But for those in the meat packing industry or the seafood industry, there is no better way to prevent icebergs from forming on your company profile than with a good, and more than adequate, modern and professionally installed rackmount lcd, which can last a lifetime.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kate is Sick

My daughter Kate is sick. She has a cold and fever. But the truth is that these physical reactions are making her better. As Dr. Joseph Mercola points out on his Web site, when a child gets a cold or fever it develops natural immunity to the bacteria or virus. This is much better - and safer - than getting a flu shot. In fact, he advises people to avoid the swine flu shot because it's very dangerous and contains adjuvants that rev up the immune system in unnatural ways. You should read his Web site on this issue.1

  1. Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed. (accessed Oct 16, 2009).

Monday, October 12, 2009

Halloween Surprises and Ideas

Everone I know is doing their Halloween preparation. I am too. We have a neighbor from Idaho who uses a steam cleaner. They are from Connecticut and moved to Idaho last fall. They swear that it works for them. They are very enthusiastic about it. They said it will work for us if we try it. They promised to lend us theirs if we wanted it too.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Farmville Game

Recently I have become preoccupied playing farmville in facebook. Oh boy my fingers are aching from clicking the mouse. Then I realized that maybe this game will ruin my hands. I hope not. Some of my friends told me that they are really addicted to it. I'm not sure myself if I am one of them. All I know is I keep planting and don't let my plants get withered. I harvest it on time. I am 3 days on this game now. What do you think?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pronexin Ingredients

I'm not sure if you heard about Pronexin before. Well, it is one of the best acne treatments these days. Actually, I'm thinking of buying one bottle to send to my cousin back home after I did my research today. The full ingredient list is easily available online, and includes: Organic Aloe Vera, MSM (Bio Available Sulfur), Tea Tree Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Grapefruit seed extract, Idebenone, DMAE, Green Tea Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Palmitate), Vitamin A Retinol Palmitate, and others.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hermann Hesse's Favorite Fan Part

This item is so popular that it's known by its number alone: 4396841. That stands for the part number of a refrigerator filter. These days when you can get that kind of name recognition you know you've arrived. Hermann Hesse used one of these gadgets and I believe Thomas Malory also used one while he was in prison, in England. The point is that the 239 is a gem and it does what it's supposed to do. Try one today and join the crowd.

Kate's Party

The party was very successful because the guests were very happy when they left. Kate was enjoying seeing her relatives and friends. Plus, she got a lot of gifts. She played with her boyfriend too. It is very seldom that they see each other since he lives far away from us.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Aunt's Weight

Unfortunately, my aunt is heavy weight. I'm not sure if diet pills will work for her since she is not watching her food intake or her general diet. The way she eats is like there's no tomorrow. I tried to advise her many times but she just ignored me. I'm so worried about her weight though. I know that sooner or later she will develop different illnesses. I'm hoping that very soon she will make up her mind that I am right and do the right thing. Did someone say Atkins?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Why I Am Busy

I was so busy preparing food for the birthday of my daughter, Kate, yesterday. It was my first time baking lasagna. I just followed the basic lasagna recipe online. Thank God that they loved it. They said it tasted great. Maybe I was rather lucky. They all liked my food at the party. I also made a pot roast, cheeseburgers, shrimp, salad and fish. I will do it again next year if anyone is interested.