Saturday, June 25, 2011

JK Rowling Puts Harry Potter in Digital

JK Rowling made a buzz last week when a mysterious website showed a count down timer prompting Harry Potter fans make guesses on what's new with Harry Potter. And with a statement that the website has nothing to do with the recent and last installment of Harry Potter movie, the guesses continue.
Recently, JK Rowling unveils her magical website, www.pottermore.com and offers her subscribers for a magical experience online. Along with this is the availability of the Harry Potter e-books which can be bought directly from the website starting October. Online fans will also be able to immerse themselves in the Harry Potter's magical world through online reading supported by graphics and videos. The digital Potter e-books and audiobooks will be available in different languages including English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

The website, www.pottermore.com will be open to the public on July 31st, so make sure to visit it that time. I guess, it will be a good experience to read Harry Potter in a magical settings.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Beating the Sinus Headache

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

PharmacistWhen I heard that my cousin from Minnesota was coming for vacation, I immediately reminded her of bringing the medicine for my son who has chronic sinus headache. It's the Wal-Phed PE Maximum Strength Sinus Headache. My cousin introduced it to me several years ago when I told her about my son's problem of sinus headache. She, herself, suffers from sinus headache and had been taking Wal-Phed PE to relieve from pain, so once in a while, she would ship few boxes of Wal-Phed PE for my son. This time, she got a good offer since Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products is giving a buy 1 take 1 offer, so for the price of one, I'd be getting 2 boxes.

My son has been feeling better since he started taking Wal-Phed PE Maximum Strength Sinus Headache caplets. The effect starts to kick in just few minutes after taking, compared to other pain killer tablets that can be bought here that he had to wait for an hour at least before he could feel relief. He also does not feel sleepy after taking it unlike the others that he would be drowsy. So, he can perform better without the sinus pain and drowsiness. I saw the improvement on his emotional stability, as he is not irritable and he often plays with kids now.

My cousin does not buy Wal-Phed PE only but other Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products. Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products are a great value, allowing families and individuals to save money without sacrificing quality or trust. With the rising cost of health care, saving money on over-the-counter medications can really benefit a family’s budget and it supports bringing preventive wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™. Most of the medicines contain the same active ingredients as other brands. They are pharmacists recommended and they guarantee 100% satisfaction. So, every time she and her family would come home, expect Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products as gifts.

By the way, some bloggers are giving away some Walgreens Gift Cards, you may wanna check the giveaways.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nostalgia from the Coffee Beans

A friend abroad sent me a pack of coffee beans. Although I don't have a coffee maker, I was so excited to try it. I remember my beloved late-grandma, who used to ask my help to make coffee from scratch. She had several coffee trees and she used to ask me to harvest the fruits. I remember suckling some of the ripe coffee fruits as there are sweet specially the red ones. After picking the fruits, I would help her dry the beans under the sun, it usually took several days but I didn't mind at all since she would bribe me with her homemade chocolate tablet. Once the coffee fruits are dried, she would pound them in the large mortar and pestle, the wood type, so that the skin will separate from the beans. After that, she'll throw the skins and roast the beans. The house would usually be filled with nice coffee aroma and even the neighbors would ask what was she preparing. While roasting the beans, I would be pestering my grandma asking how long would it take as I was excited to go to the town to have the coffee beans ground from the only milling house in the center of the town. The ground coffee was then stored in the glass bottle for daily consumption. We hadn't bought instant coffee before until she passed away. After she's gone, nobody seemed interested to harvest the coffee fruits until the trees just died due to insect infestation.

I'd never thought that these golden black coffee beans would bring back the memories of my grandma. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Father Waves Son's School Bus Everyday in Custumes

If your father would do this to you, do you think he did it for love or for fun? I think both. I just commend this father for taking his sense of humor and love for his son to the next level. Meet Dale Price and his family!
 image credit: Wave at the Bus

Every day, Dale would dress up in different costumes and wave goodbye to his teenager son's school bus. At first the intention was to embarrass his teenager with this prank, but it has turned out to the an amusement that his son and his schoolmates anticipate every morning.
Check out the video below for the different costumes that Dale wore. For more stories about Dale Price and Wave at the Bus, visit their blog here.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Searching for the Best Tub in Town

(photo credit: ameriglide.com)
After the tiring day at work, the first best thing to do is to soak in the Walk In Tub for an hour with soothing music and have a sip of wine. Well, that's the best thing to do if you have a Walk In Tub in your house, if not, then better to start searching now for the best tub, nope, I didn't say to tire yourself hopping from one store to another. You don't need to leave the comfort of your house. We're in the techie world now! Just order online, it's now easy to find the best tubs at the best prices and it will be delivered at your doorstep. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2 3D Weekend Experience

 Before the school begins, I treated the kids to a 3D movie.  Last weekend, we went to the only cinema in the city which shows 3D movies, and luckily the Kung Fu Panda 2 was still showing, it was on its 2nd week, so there weren't many people watching, which was good for us. 

It was the first time that the kids watch a 3D movie and I really say that they enjoyed it. After we went out of the cinema, they started babbling about their experience. One said that she closed her eyes every time Po punched or Tigress kicked because she was afraid of being hit. Another said that he felt that he was going to join them in fight. The older kids would not say about how awe they felt, as I know that they did not want to feel embarrassed, but I know that they really had fun watching.

Now, they are telling me to watch out for the opening of Pirates of Caribbean and Transformers, as they would also like to watch them in 3D. Oh, my.. I think I need to start saving for the ticket hehehe... 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Louder by Charice

Am I done writing about Charice? No, not yet :p
Well, I occasionally write about Charice specially if something big is happening to her career, and last few weeks were quite big weeks for her, and although I am not really a die-hard fan(not yer :p), I do like her and her songs. At the moment, I listen everyday to her new songs specially the one she sang in the Glee finale, As Long As You're There, the song written by Bruno Mars, Before It Explodes, and the song co-written and co-produced by Nick Jonas, One Day, the and now a new favorite specially during my workout time, Louder.

Charice's new song, Louder really captures the youth and the young at heart. It is danceable and singing-able(?). I like the beat and the lyrics. As listening to Charice's incredible voice, belting out, "Let my heart beats louder than my head, head, head" hahaha... see? I memorize her song :p

Well, well, just listen to Charice's Louder and pump up your energy: By the way, it sounds better on ITunes, get your copy of Louder by Charice here: http://wbr.fm/LouderiTunes

Friday, June 3, 2011

Snakes on Plane, NO in the House!

Would you buy and live in a house full of snakes? Certainly not! Even if you are a snake lover, you would not want them slithering below, above, and all over your house, sharing your bed and having breakfast with you.

I saw a news today in yahoo about the house in Idaho which is foreclosed twice because the two families who lived there were infested by snakes, garter snakes in particular. Garter snakes are not dangerous but having hundreds of them inside and around your house is enough to freak you out. According to the news, the bank told the second family that the first family who lived there made up stories about snakes to escape paying the mortgage. They found out later that the bank lied to them and the stories of snakes are real.

Check out the video of this house in Idaho with snakes in it.

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