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Graduated high school.
Kissed someone.
Collected something really stupid.
Smoked a cigarette.
Got so drunk you passed out.
Rode every ride at an amusement park
Gone to a rock concert.
Helped someone.
Gone fishing
Watched four movies in one night.
Gone long periods of time without sleep.
Lied to someone.
Snorted cocaine.
Failed a class.
Smoked weed.
Dealt drugs.
Been in a car accident.
Been in a tornado.
Done hard drugs (i.e. ecstasy, heroin, crack, meth, acid).
Watched someone die.
Been to a funeral.
Burned yourself.
Ran a marathon
Cried yourself to sleep.
Spent over $200 in one day.
Flown on a plane.
Cheated on someone
Been cheated on
Written a 10 page letter.
Gone skiing
Been sailing.
Cut yourself on accident.
…on purpose
Had a best friend.
Lost someone you loved.
Shoplifted something.
Been to jail.
Dangerously close to being in jail.
Skipped school
Had detention.
Got in trouble for something you didn’t do.
Stolen books from the library.
Gone to a different country
Been in a mental hospital.
Had depression
Been arrested
Hurt your self on purpose
Thought of killing yourself
Tried to kill yourself
Watched the “Harry Potter” movies.
Had an online diary.
Fired a gun.
Had a yard sale
Had a lemonade stand.
Actually made money at the lemonade stand.
Been in a school play.
Been fired from a job.
Taken a lie detector test.
Swam with dolphins.
Gone to sea world
Voted for someone on a reality TV show.
Written poetry.
Read more than 20 books a year.
Gone to Europe.
Loved someone you shouldn’t have.
Used a coloring book over age 12.
Had surgery.
Had stitches
Taken a taxi.
Seen the Washington Monument.
Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once.
Overdosed.
Had a drug or alcohol problem.
Been in a fist fight.
Suffered any form of abuse.
Gone surfing in California.
Had a hamster.
Pet a wild animal.
Used a credit card.
Did “spirit day” at school.
Dyed your hair.
Got a tattoo.
Had something pierced.
Got straight A’s.
Been on the Honor Roll.
Known someone with HIV or AIDS
Madeout with someone
Played on a sports team
Sexted
Been to NYC
Snuck out of the house
Swore at a teacher
Gone laser tagging
Had a boyfriend/girlfriend
Been on the TV
French braided
Skinny-dipped
Driven a car
Performed in front of an audience
Been in love
Had a blond moment
Been on a train
Seen a ghost
Gone bungee-jumping
Been to Mexico
Crashed a car
Sky dived
Been kissed in the rain
Been to your states capitol
Made an 11:11 wish
Drank alcohol
Forwarded a chain letter
Made a mistake
(Source: heartnothate, via theloverofmysoul)

It’s time for you to live your own life without worrying about the expectations of others.

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I’m not a fan of lipstick (I prefer lip balm for every day use) but after reading this news about lipsticks containing a high lead content I can’t help but worry to all women out there who are using lipsticks (now I’m having  second thoughts of using one T___T ) and allegedly it also may effect to men as well :/

 

Sikat na lipstick kargado ng nakalalasong lead; nakababaog sa kalalakihan
Posted by Online Balita on Feb 17th, 2012


MAG-INGAT sa mga labing may lipstick bago humalik. Maaaring kargado ito ng lead o tingga.

Unang iniulat ng Reuters na nasuri at natuklasan sa isang bagong pag-aaral na isinagawa ng Food and Drug Administration (FDA) na 400 lipstick sa merkado ang positibo sa lead, ayon sa Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, isang koalisyon na nagsusulong ng ligtas na cosmetics and hygiene products.

Ang Maybelline Color Sensation ng L’Oreal USA ang worst-offending lipstick sa grupong sinuri, ayon sa Campaign. Nagtataglay ito ng mahigit 275 beses na dami ng lead kumpara sa natagpuan sa hindi gaanong kontaminadong produkto.

Ang children’s products sa U.S. ay hindi dapat magtaglay ng mahigit 100 parts per million ng lead. Ang highest offending lipstick naman ay nagtataglay ng 7.19 parts per million, ayon sa grupo.

Kapansin-pansin na ang least contaminated ay ang mga mas murang brand: ang Wet & Wild Mega Mixers Lip Balm. Ipinakikita lamang nito na ang presyo ay hindi konsiderasyon sa antas ng lead, ani Stacy Malkan, co-founder ng Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

“There is no safe level of lead exposure,“ ani Malkan sa ABCNews.com. “It builds up in the body over time. A little bit every day is adding up and staying with you.“

Sinabi ni Malkan na ang kababaihan ay gumagamit ng average na 12 cosmetic and hygiene products kada araw.

Ang lead o tingga ay nakalalasong metal, at ipinagbawal sa paint products sa U.S. noon pang 1978. Ang elemento ay partikular na mapanganib sa mga bata dahil maaari itong magdulot ng blood and brain disorders sa developing bodies.

Walang safe level ng lead para sa mga bata, ayon sa CDC.

Ngunit kumontra ang FDA. Sinabi ng government agency sa Reuters sa isang pahayag na, “The FDA did not find high levels of lead in lipstick. We developed and tested a method for measuring lead in lipstick and did not find levels that would raise health concerns.“

Ang lipstick ang huling cosmetic na nagtaas ng red flags. Sinabi ni Kim Anderson, executive director ng Ava Anderson Non-Toxic, isang cosmetic line ng chemical-free products, na dapat umiwas ang customers sa anumang produktong may nakasaad na “fragrance“ bilang sangkap.

“If they’re using the word fragrance, that company could be hiding up to 600 chemicals under that word,“ ani Anderson, na nagkakampanya ng safer cosmetic regulations. “Seventyfive percent of the time, fragrances contain phthalates, a known-carcinogen that causes reproductive issues in the body.“

Sa isang kaugnay na pagaaral, natuklasang ang mataas na antas ng cadmium sa dugo ng kababaihan at mataas na antas ng lead sa kalalakihan ang nagpapahirap sa mag-asawa para magkaanak.

Ang cadmium ay isang metal na ginagamit sa mga baterya, metal coatings at plastic, ngunit ang pinakakaraniwang pinanggagalingan ng cadmium exposure ay ang usok ng sig arily o. A ng k arani wan g sources ng pagkalantad sa lead sa Amerika ay kinabibilangan ng lead-based paints sa mga lumang bahay, lead-glazed pottery, at kontaminadong lupa at tubig.

Ang pagkakalantad sa mga nakalalasong metals na ito ay maraming masamang epekto sa kalusugan ng tao, ngunit ngayon lamang napatunayan ang epekto sa tao, ayon sa mananaliksik sa U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Ang pag-aaral ay inilathala online noong Pebrero 4 bago ang publikasyon nito sa upcoming print issue ng journal na Chemosphere.

“Our results indicate that men and women planning to have children should minimize their exposure to lead and cadmium,“ sabi ng principal investigator na si Dr. Germaine Buck Louis, director ng division of epidemiology, statistics and prevention research sa U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, sa isang NIH news release.

“They can reduce cadmium exposure by avoiding cigarettes or by quitting if they are current smokers, especially if they intend to become pregnant in the future. Similarly, they can take steps to reduce their exposure to leadbased paints, which may occur in older housing, including during periods of home renovation,” payo ni Louis.

 

Source:
http://www.balita.net.ph/2012/02/sikat-na-lipstick-kargado-ng-nakalalasong-lead-nakababaog-sa-kalalakihan/

I took this test a while ago, and I’m happy to see the results! This is so really me, EVERYTHING! kekeke… 🙂

 

 

Okay, let me tell you more about my results:

– Can be very influential if you want to be

Yes, I do believe in this one because most of the time when I say out my views, many people listen and they will agree with me hahaha 😉 I hope I can inspire a lot of people.

– Finishing a project may sometimes a challenge 

Sadly on my part, it is true because I have to prioritize some other things 😦 I have so many plans in my mind but I can’t accomplish them all… I have to consider everything before I work on it, and if all goes well then I will be able to finish it and I will make sure it is a successful one.

– You see good things in situations

Well, I hate bad vibes, so even if I’m stuck in a mess I’ll try to see the brighter side… being pessimistic is not really helpful, and with a positive outlook you will be able to find solutions to your problems.

 

If you want to know your color, check out this site:

http://spacefem.com/quizzes/colors/

 

Just want to share this article I read from Yahoo:

Secrets To A Lasting Marriage

Get the professional perspective on making relationships go the distance

By Pierra Calasanz-Labrador for Yahoo! Southeast Asia

You vowed to love each other for better or for worse, till death do you part…but how do you keep these promises from sounding like a death sentence when the honeymoon is over?

Happily married couples often share that the secret to their longevity is treating their spouse as their lover as well as their best friend. For a professional perspective on making relationships go the distance, we chatted with Pilar Tolentino, Executive Director of Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM).

Be pro-active about your issues
Gone are the days when couples counseling meant you were headed for splitsville. Instead of being confused by conflicting unsolicited advice, many modern couples seek professional or spiritual guidance from a neutral third party. Tolentino shares: “There are different reasons couples come to counseling: the need for clarification on certain issues like parenting, roles and expectations; because of a current crisis like accidents, death, or financials; or to find healing like in cases of infidelity. A common factor is to seek assistance in understanding, accepting, and healing a current situation that is causing pain or confusion in the relationship.”

The element of surprise
Every so often, do something unexpected to keep the passion alive. Says Tolentino, “Simple thoughtful acts—like surprise visit to his/her office for a lunch date, love-notes, weekend getaways, cooking special meals, giving gifts even when there’s no occasion, a soothing massage—can add flavor to daily routines as a couple.”

Put your partner before your pride
Instead of playing the blame game, put yourself in your spouse’s shoes and see the situation from his point of view. Review your Corinthians 1:13. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

Cool off before saying something hurtful
Newlyweds are always advised to “never let the sun set on an argument,” but when you’re boiling mad, someone’s definitely sleeping on the couch. Tolentino shares, “It’s probably not literally ‘sleeping angry,’ but do not let an argument go unresolved. Dialogue when each of you has cooled down. If an agreement is not yet possible at that point, at least acknowledge and respect the spouse’s feelings. Seek assistance, like counseling, if this will help.” Sometimes, it’s the seemingly innocuous little arguments that can snowball into one big disaster. Tolentino says: “Breakdown of marriages usually happens when ‘minor’ conflicts are not addressed. These ‘minor’ problems can build up negative emotions.”

Don’t assume your partner is a mind-reader
Many people don’t know how to express their feelings, or worse, expect that their partner should know what they want. “It is important that openness and communication is encouraged in the relationship. Set aside time for just the two of you at least once a week. Give your spouse your full attention; listen without judgment. Remember that communication is two-way.”

Show your appreciation daily
A marriage’s silent enemy is being taken for granted. Don’t wait till bitterness sets in before you try to “bring back that loving feeling.” Everyday, pay your spouse a sincere compliment, show your gratitude, and express your affection. “Remember the things you value about your marriage and the good traits of your spouse. This will help reaffirm your commitment and strengthen you in facing the challenges that may come your way. Make an effort to make your spouse feel important, appreciated, and loved. Love has to be expressed.”

Grow (old) together
Getting married doesn’t mean giving up your individuality. When you’re in a relationship that allows for personal growth, you each bring something to the relationship. Tolentino puts it this way: “One main element in a happy marriage are two happy individuals. Each one must give importance to the well-being of the other. Each one must be supported, respected, affirmed, appreciated and loved.”  However, don’t forget to enjoy shared activities as well, so that you grow together.

The advice Tolentino dishes most often is this: “Remember that you are partners. Appreciate each one’s contribution in strengthening the relationship, respect each other as equal, look out for the well-being of the other as you would for yourself.” Bottomline: with love, affection, laughter, faith, limitless patience and mutual respect, your relationship can deepen after the honeymoon and you can look forward to living happily EVEN after.

Contact CEFAM at phone +63 2 4264289 — 92, email <cefam_ed@yahoo.com.ph> or <www.cefam.ph>.

Source:
http://ph.she.yahoo.com/blogs/fabulous-mom/secrets-lasting-marriage-025859506.html

I got this from tumblr, and while reading this, I felt myself tearing up… you think it’s funny, isn’t it? But no, somehow I can so relate to this…

 

Me: It’s okay, you’ll get over it soon, so stop crying.
Friend: You know nothing!
Me:
Friend: You didn’t fall in love yet so don’t tell me crap!
Me: What-
Friend: You never had a boyfriend yet so don’t you dare-
Me: I’m in love with a person who doesn’t even know I exist
Friend: St-
Me: Out of hundreds and thousands of people who admire him, I’m one of them.
Friend: Lis-
Me: I can only look at him from afar and if I want to see him I have to buy concert tickets or wait in the cold for a long time.
Me: Do you know what I have to get through in order to reach him, huh?
Friend:
Me: The language barrier, the culture and our geographic locations. Do you know how difficult it is?
Friend:
Me: So don’t tell me I know nothing. My heart’s already hurting as it is.

Source: sunggyu-busanhigh