Monday, October 18, 2010

Want to Lose Weight? Don't Run

Can you believe that running and jogging will not help you lose weight? Many people accounted their weight loss on jogging and running but according to Greg Brookes, a London-based, personal trainer, running might not be of help in losing weight. He said that the more time one spend running, the better he/she become at running and the more efficient the body gets so less energy will be spent and fewer calories will be burnt.

Aside from that, running has another disadvantage. Running is also bad for joints as the body weight is transmitted through the joints so with repetition,the joints like knee and ankles become weak and brittle.

I personally agree on Brookes' claim as I have tried running but ended up with joints pain and more hunger :p though I saw many people running to lose weight. Now I'm confused.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Blog Got a New Dress

Yeah, my blog got a new dress hehehe... actually it's a new design (compliments of Deluxe Templates for the free template). The color is still quite the same as I do not want to really have my blog a drastic change. Look at the previous design: 

The reason why I change the design of my blog is because of the *pest* pop up ad that keeps showing which God knows where it came from!? I was not aware of the pop ups until people from Entrecard, CMFAds, and Adgitize send me a notice that my blog is violating rule of pop up ads and sometimes with automatic audio! I tried to solve the problem by removing all the widgets and installing them again but to no use as after two weeks, I received messages again from my fellow bloggers informing me of the same problem. So, I allotted my one day (actually, just 3 hours of my precious time hehehe :p) to search for a template and remove the widgets and put up everything again. Why do I have to change the template? I believe that my blog was hacked with some kind of a code that is hidden in the template which I cannot find (firstly, because I am not that knowledgeable in this codes thing, and secondly, it's easier to change it than to look for it.).Now that I changed it, I am hoping that this problem is solved. If you find a pop-up ad when you visit my blog (from the *pest*, kindly inform me (and I swear I don't know what to do next hehehe..) and I'll try to search for a solution again.

So, here it is, for those regular visitors of my blog (adgitizers, entre droppers, or maybe I have readers ?? :p) you may notice the change in the design. I tried to choose the one that will upload faster but unfortunately I didn't find any. Anyways, I hope you like it. Visit always! :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Chinese Activist Wins Nobel Peace Prize

In this year's Nobel Peace Prize, a Chinese activist wins the award. The Nobel committee awarded its peace prize to imprisoned democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo on Friday, lending encouragement to China's dissident community and sending a rebuke to the authoritarian government, which sharply condemned the award.

It is funny that China has long been waiting to have their own Nobel Peace Prize winner but now that they got one, they are furious of it. Why would not China be? Liu Xiaobo is a pro-democracy activist and currently in jail. I wonder whether the relation of China and Norway will be affected.

Anyways, congratulations Liu Xiaobo! This Nobel will give you more power to fight for democracy.

Photo Credit: (AFP/Mike Clarke)

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is breast cancer awareness month. I have seen a friend who battled breast cancer and I know the pain she and her family suffered. This month I would like to join the pink ribbon challenge. Just click the pink ribbon to help one woman save life by getting free mammogram. If you may join with me and pass the pink ribbon challenge. These links are ONLY for "Pink Ribbon Challenge" participants, any links not related to the Pink Ribbon Challenge will be deleted. Grab the code at Things We Share and post it in your blog entry. Please post only the Pink Ribbon Challenge actual post link here and help The Breast Cancer Site and National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. by spreading the Pink Ribbon Challenge.

Friday, October 8, 2010

John Lennon - A Remembrance

When I opened Google today, I saw that they have changed their Google icon again. At first glance it wasn't really clear what the message was all about so I clicked it. There it played the song of John Lennon, Imagine with a caricature video of earth, nature, peace, and John Lennon.

Ahh... Now, I know. Tomorrow is John Lennon's birthday. John Lennon, who was born in October 9, 1940, was a member of the famous 60's band, The Beatles. Aside from the songs that he wrote, sang, and performed, it was his being peace activist that marked him in the minds of the people. Famously known for composing songs for peace like Imagine and Give Peace a Chance, he was a political activist that was a target of FBI and government investigations. 

For John Lennon, where ever you are right now, have peace and thank you for using your talent to bring peace.

Below is John Lennon's Imagine:


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