11.16.2011

I have transformed From a lioness to a cool mommmy with AM SOYAMI

I am no terror mom but when it comes to my family’s health, I am a LIONESS! You know a LIONESS trying to be fierce to protect her cubs from being harmed?  Who doesn’t want the best for their kids, anyway?

I am chips-aholic before; amidst the fact that I know it is a JUNK FOOD!

I know the health threats and all… but really it has some sort of potion that keeps me coming back for more. It must have been the MSG that makes me adamant to resist such a temptation. There must be a convincing driving force to stop my chips-aholic fever.

And truly, all those stubbornness and inhibitions changed when I became a MOM.

You know the thought of sacrificing anything just for the sake of your kids? I know I have to choose between my love for junk foods and my love for my kids. My love for my kids would still prevail.  I know the health risks of taking in junk foods… and I don’t want my kids to take that risk. And from then on…it’s a NO JUNKFOOD SINCE BIRTH-giving pact that I give myself.

I know I have to warn them, stop them, and be a LIONESS in implementing the NO JUNKFOOD POLICY at home. But then again, I know I have to be good example.

And so here I am, always making every effort to fill My Everyday Life with healthy hearty options that would satiate my taste buds while still making me GUILTLESS of my “No Junkfood Since Birth-giving” pact.

And one of my favorite, healthy, GUILTLESS ingredients is SOYA! I know it’s packed with nutrients and it’s a good substitute to meat. I love it for my Mongolian grill. And really, I know I can never outgrow my  love for taho!

My kids love that taho too! And the health benefits that transcends all age groups are just overwhelming...

But really, it’s so hard to implement a NO JUNKFOOD POLICY at home especially during weekend bonding or a holiday picnic or road trip. Weekends are kid’s spoiling time, it’s some sort of bribe for being busy for the entire week and making up to the time they miss us. And oftentimes than not, chips are the simplest bribes for them…

Kids do love chips and I know they feel bad when they are deprived of such indulgence. Sometimes, the LIONESS in me can be tamed by the sweet antics of my kiddos and I give in. So that’s when I feel the guilt…. 

If only there are chips that could take my guilt away…
If only there’s a panacea for our craving… If only that panacea could offer a balance between SATIATING MY KID’S APPETITE while SATISFYING THE HEALTHY GOODNESS for their meals… If only there’s a GUILTLESS SNACKING OPTION in a chip… and If only our favorite healthy soya will make it so yummy…

And really, my sigh may have reached the farthest end of the world and found my kids craving and loving this new indulgence…AM SOYAMI!

Packed with the goodness of soya and the terrific embodiment of chips.. my agony of depriving my kids of their utmost indulgence has suddenly disappeared. Goodbye to being a fierce mom  and say hello to being a cool mom!

Now my kids find the pleasure of digging into a fancy foil pack full of flavorful goodness of chips. It’s the smile in their face that makes me love SOYAMI more. I can even smile too. 


My kid’s would say, thank you mommy, this is so yummy! And I would say.. THANK YOU TOO SOYAMI!

But really, it's not just my kids who found the guiltless pleasure of grabbing a bite of SOYAMI..


and yeah...I have just had some guiltless(because it's oh!so healthy...) SOYAMI snack time...


 'Til our next guiltless Soyami snack time...
And the pleasures and fun of being a MOM is just like that... Thanks SOYAMI!


Now I don’t have to take the PRESSURE but only the PLEASURE of enjoying a guiltless snacking with SOYAMI! It is indeed a healthier choice to snacking! Made with Real Soya, No MSG (but still addictive, really!), High in Protein (the GROW food!), Calcium and 0% trans fat. You can have it in 3 flavors: Original, Pizza and White Cheddar.

Try out one for you and your kids too! You'll surely LOVE THE EXPERIENCE!

Get to know more about SOYAMI.
by following them on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/healthysoyami
and liking them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HealthySoyami
Go hit the LIKE BUTTON now:)

11.11.2011

How to download Facebook and Youtube videos

My need for downloading videos over the internet arises every time I have a very important presentation to make and I have to incorporate some clips from Facebook or Youtube or anywhere else.

I have tried some softwares or even online solutions like Keepvid for youtube videos, however I foun it cumbersome to really go to an external site or window for downloading.

Good thing I have discovered this DOWNLOADHELPER, which is by far, THE BEST FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE or just about any flash video streaming in the web downloader.

Downloadhelper is an add-in in Firefox which makes my Firefox browser really indispensable.

Google downloadhelper and install it in Firefox and you'll love it for the rest of your browsing life..haha!

Here's my fare share of using Download Helper after installation in Firefox.


Have fun! Capture all you want... :)

11.10.2011

It calls one to be a ROCKSTAR! Join MUZIKADEMY and BE CALLED TO BE ONE!

When I was younger, I have the wildest dream of being a ROCKSTAR!

But really fate has gotten me somewhere out of that world and I am now a full-pledged Science Researcher/ Engineer.

I am glad my husband and kids are heading the direction that I once dreamt of traversing.



My husband plays with a Band before and is now our church’ music director.



My little Cassandra is already a part of the kid’s tambourine. She sings well too. My little David adores the drum set and a real head-banging ROCKSTAR –IN-THE-MAKING! I’d love to be their number one fan when they perform on stage.
I have always loved to see my husband mentoring my little Cassy late at night for their special song number.


While there are truly gifted inborn MUSICALLY INCLINED people, I still believe that MUSICIANS can be MADE! Through proper training, innate desire and willingness to learn mixed with an ample time for self-practice... the MUSIC POTENTIAL within every individual can be HARNESSED and UNLEASHED!

It’s a good thing that I have learned of MUZIKADEMY by Janice Hung Arts and Sports (JHAS) Foundation.

Spearheaded by a wushu champion, actress, model and acoustic singer- Ms. Janice Hung (visit her official website here), MUZIKADEMY is a gathering of innovative souls from the music industry with the prime objective of discovering future music magnets and ingenious composers.

Calling all OUT OF SCHOOL YOUTH, HIGH SCHOOL and COLLEGE students WITH MUSICAL TALENTS! If you are an UNSIGNED Soloist, Duo, Trio or Band(max of 5 members) aged 15-28 years old, Filipino Citizen and resident of the Philippines... THIS IS YOUR BIG TIME TO SHINE!

Here are some of the wonderful opportunities that MUZIKADEMY can offer you:

(1) You can be scholars in a 2-day music camp that will build opportunities for you to learn and share your talents through artistic expression and personal growth.




(2) Apart from the artistry and musicality, it can also be your fare share in promoting the Original Pilipino Music (OPM)- which is getting a bit underrated these days. I mean nothing beats OPM when it comes to novelty! Two thumbs up for those who are exerting the effort to really promote songs that are “SARILING ATIN”!


(3) Opportunity for self discovery and learning through interaction and exchange of views with music educators, artists and fellow talented young participants.




(4) There will be a 2-day MUSIC CAMP (November 25-26, 2011) where you can participate in various activities that will enhance your musical abilities as well as packaging yourself to make you and your talents marketable here and abroad.

(5) A culminating activity for the workshop with a concert will be held at November 26, 2011 at Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks, Concert Plaza where the SCHOLARS will be performing with our very own Mcoy Fundales, Tricia Garcia and Elaver featuring Chinoy Republic Band.



PLUS! PLUS! PLUS!

You can have the chance to win P100,000.00 worth of prizes and cash! ( Not bad! haha!)

Muzikademy is sponsored by DENTAL FIRST, ACCEL, LG JJ International, Solo, Freeway, Shimmian Manila, Living Thing Future Foundation, and SANJUN Music, Lights and Audio Center, F Salon.

So what are you waiting for?

You may send your entries at muzikademy@yahoo.com or visit our website www.janicehung.com or you may call 5853200/09178258099.

Like and be part of MUZIKADEMY community in Facebook for more promos and updates.

11.01.2011

How to add Facebook comment plugin in Blogger without App Developer ID

I have the preference of embedding the Facebook comments pluggin discretely in my posts.

I found quite a few resources that oftentimes didn't work. Most of them need an app developer id.

I have tried mine without having to do some tweaks.

My ultimate lesson is this, don't try to look anywhere else but on the Facebook Developer page itself.

Try visiting that. You'd find the gems in tweaking and most of the pluggins tutorials that are really easy to follow.

Here's my share of the embedding of Facebook Comments Box / Pluggin in Blogger.
The single most important step is to visit:  https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/comments/

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