Wednesday, July 1, 2009

MLB All Star Game 2009

Hey you! Yes you!
Please vote these players for the upcoming MLB All Star Game 2009. Go to the online ballot and please add these players for the AL team!
Go American League! Yankee domination!

Jorge Posada (Catcher)

M. Teixeira (1st baseman)

R. Cano (2nd baseman)

A. Rodriguez (3rd baseman)

Derek Jeter (SS)

I. Suzuki (Outfielder)

J. Damon (Outfielder)

B. Abreu (Outfielder)

Friday, April 17, 2009

We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.

Jason Mraz's tour: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
2009 Tour

Guess you all know how things going with Mr. A-Z on the stage!
Lovely performance, minus 'Lucky', sad.

One of his funny faces that I captured.

His crew.

Poptronika Tour

Most of you might not know the Sneaky Sound System. But, I went to their concert on April.
I was more hoping of a 'concert feeling', but what I got was nothing more than a 'clubbing experience'. The crowd was uncontrollable, I got a 'kiss' from a bottle! Ouch!
They were pretty good though.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

To-Do List for WOMEN:

Don't be too clean
Go on the pill
Drink tea
Take folic acid
Avoid cola drinks
Don't get too thin
Avoid hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Don't smoke
Soak up the sun if you want babies
Watch your medicine

Eat more bananas
Don't drink

Have at least 2 children in your 20s

Take up weight training

Beware of bloating
Have sex 200X a year

Using too many high-tech anti-bacterial products can be counter-productive, because most of the micro-organisms cause no problems. In fact, they are essentials ::: For those of you who are sexually active, the pill is somehow may cut 20% of your risk for ovarian cancer. You will also continued to be protected for at least 30 years after you stop ::: Drinking black tea is one of the best ways to fight cavities and reduce plaque, which is the main precursors of gum disease, which is a common cause of heart attack ::: Folic acid helps prevent defects and reduces the risk of age-related macular degeneration in women ::: Phosphate in cola drinks may interferes with calcium absorption ::: The ideal BMI for women is about 24. Underweight women may have more risk to develop osteoporosis and it affects fertility ::: Having HRT may increase the risk of having breast cancer in women, because of the combination of oestrogen and progetogen ::: Not smoking will protect you from having lung cancer and cervical cancer. Women smokers are twice to get the disease ::: Vitamin D helps better ovulation and women. UV rays are our main source of vitamin D, thus, 20 minutes a day can be enough to help our bodies make this vitamin ::: But, some prescription drugs might make our skin more sentive to sunlight, leading it to burn ::: Eating bananas, cottage sheese, or turkey gives us the amino acid tryptophan that helps to increase serotonin, which is the 'happy hormone' that makes us less depressed ::: One glass of wine a day can increase the risk of breast cancer ::: Having children in our 20s may reduces the risk of having breast cancer, because pregnancy and breastfeeding reduce the amount of oestrogen that can feed cancer. The longer you breastfeed, the lower your risk ::: Weight training helps strengthen the entire body, including the abdominal muscles that will provide better suport for the lower back, which is a big problem in women ::: A bloated stomach may indicate an irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease, or a symptom of ovarian cancer ::: 'If you have more than 200 orgasms a year, you can reduce your physiologic age by six years.' 'Sexual activity... seems to offer some survival benefit.'

Sunday, March 29, 2009


I just started twittering!

It's fun actually. It's the simplest way of communication in order to stay connected with everyone you know. It is based on one simple question 'What are you doing?'. You can exchange your answer whenever and wherever you are. You can also find what are the people that you follow are doing in the easiest way! Isn't that amazing? The fun thing is, I've never posted anything on my
'Avissa is ...' box on facebook. So, this is quite interesting for me.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Byron Bay

Have you ever been to Byron Bay? Last year was my first experience going there. Well, I went there twice, first in winter and then in late spring. It was really nice. Because it was winter, I didn't want to get into the water. It was just really cold. It took about 2 hours to get there from Brisbane.

OK, this is just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! When we got there, we got a chance to see two rainbows ahead of us! Wow, can you imagine! It's two, not just one (I just knew that there is such this event, duh)! It was so beautiful!

We then went straight to see the Lighthouse,

and took a picture in this monumental corner.

Enough of my pictures, here is a glimpse of what the bay actually looks like. Sometimes during the day, lots of dolphins or even whales gather around in this area.

The second time I went there, our main goal was to see the sunrise. Thank God we arrived on time! Again, it was an amazing experience! (I thought those shadows behind me were trees, but it was actually the clouds that shield the sun). Even at 3.30am the sky began to change its colors.

When the sun has finally came out, we took some pictures in the beach. WONDERFUL!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

10 Reasons You MUST have Breakfast!

1. Break the fast.
I bet most of us don't really know what breakfast means. How bout this, when we're sleeping, our body slows down its metabolic rate as a result of not eating for hours. By eating breakfast we wake up our metabolism and burn those calories we need to lose weight.

2. Eat more, weigh less.
Some studies have shown that people who eat breakfast get to lose weight better and can keep it off. If we skip it we'll be hungry by lunchtime we can eat a lot! Researchers found out that eating cereal for breakfast helps lose weight.

3. Are you interested in doing better at work and school?
Studies have shown that those who eat breakfast are more alert and do better on tests than people who skip it. Moreover, hungry child may become apathetic, disinterested, and irritable in doing difficult tasks. So, breakfast is the key. No doubt adults need breakfast as much as kids do.

4. Breakfast is your chance to eat the foods you may not eat the rest of the day.
You can have whole-grain cereal and berries with non-fat milk - here is your fibre, folic acid and calcium in one easy-to-grab bowl. Low-carbers need to go very easy on grains, so opt for the highest-fibre brand you can find. However, why not indulge instead in the typical eggs and bacon breakfast most other eating plans frown upon?

5. Skipping breakfast makes you grouchy.
Researchers concluded that if be eat breakfast, we'll have better moods. It actually gets you started on the right track for the day. If you start eating healthy breakfast, it will set you mood for lunch. You'll be able choose something reasonable for lunch.

6. Cancel the Danish or sugared doughnut.
Do it first after you wake up! They'll cause a blood sugar dip a couple of hours later if you do it. It will make you crave for something more sugary.

7. Breakfast makes your machine run better.
Get yourself on a schedule with a healthy breakfast, and you're ready to take on the world.

8. If you're a parent, set a good example.
By skipping breakfast, your kids will think it's not important. Breakfast doesn't have to be a big affair, but don't wimp out... make it a habit, and your kids will be way ahead of the game too.

9. Don't eat dessert for breakfast.
If you think a cereal bar with 30 grams of sugar is a breakfast item, then think again. Some cereal bars contain nearly as much sugar and fat as a regular chocolate bar.

10. One more word about labels...
if it says "nutritious", it doesn't necessarily mean it's healthy. Cereal manafacturers are experts in marketing, using words that send a message of health, but unless you read the labels, eat at your own risk. Kids' cereals often have more sugar than sweets. Protect your kids from getting hooked on these cereals... they'll get used to all the sugar, and will want only pre-sweetened cereals.