Sharing this worthy advice to all who are in this age bracket and to all who are soon reaching the golden years. No one escapes getting old except when he dies young.
(Translated from the Chinese).
Because none of us have many years to live, and we can't take along anything when we go, so we don't have to be too thrifty... Spend the money that should be spent, enjoy what should be enjoyed, donate what you are able to donate, but don't leave all to your children or grandchildren, for you don't want them to become parasites who are waiting for the day you will die!!
Don't worry about what will happen after we are gone, because when we return to dust, we will feel nothing about praises or criticisms. The time to enjoy the worldly life and your hard earned wealth will be over!
Don't worry too much about your children, for children will have their own destiny and should find their own way. Don't be your children's slave. Care for them, love them, give them gifts but also enjoy your money while you can. Life should have more to it than working from the cradle to the grave!!
Don't expect too much from your children. Caring children, though caring, would be too busy with their jobs and commitments to render much help. Uncaring children may fight over your assets even when you are still alive, and wish for your early demise so they can inherit your properties and wealth. Your children take for granted that they are rightful heirs to your wealth; but that you have no claims to their money.
50-year old like you, don't trade in your health for wealth by working yourself to an early grave anymore... Because your money may not be able to buy your health...
When to stop making money, and how much is enough ( hundred thousands, million, ten million )?
Out of thousand hectares of good farm land, you can consume only three quarts (of rice) daily; out of a thousand mansions, you only need eight square meters of space to rest at night.
So, as long as you have enough food and enough money to spend, that is good enough. You should live happily. Every family has its own problems. Just do not compare with others for fame and social status and see whose children are doing better, etc., but challenge others for happiness, health, enjoyment, quality of life and longevity...
Don't worry about things that you can't change because it doesn't help and it may spoil your health. You have to create your own well-being and find your own place of happiness. As long as you are in good mood and good health, think about happy things, do happy things daily and have fun in doing, then you will pass your time happily every day.
One day passes without happiness, you will lose one day.
One day passes with happiness, and then you gain one day.
In good spirit, sickness will cure; in a happy spirit, sickness will cure faster; in high and happy spirits; sickness will never come.
With good mood, suitable amount of exercise, always in the sun, variety of foods, reasonable amount of vitamin and mineral intake, hopefully you will live another 20 or 30 years of healthy life of pleasure.
Above all, learn to cherish the goodness around... and FRIENDS... They all make you feel young and "wanted"... without them you are surely to feel lost!!
Wishing you all the best.
Please share this with all your friends who are 50 plus and those who will be 50 soon.
Acknowledgement: This post is grabbed from Cristina Veloso's FB acct.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
There are more than 60 different wine
regions in Australia and each one has its own distinct flavours. The wines are
as diverse and interesting as the scenery and cultures of each area. Taking a
wine tour in Australia is a great way to explore the history and vintages of
the country. This post by cheapflights.com.au looks at some of the most interesting wine making regions
and wineries in Australia:
Friday, June 14, 2013
Purchase the Right Helmet and Wear It Every Time You Ride
Purchase a Reflective Vest
Wear Protective Goggles
Purchase a Good Insurance Plan
About the AuthorLaura Ginn is a freelance writer and avid bike rider who makes sure all of the important safety gear that will keep her secure during every ride is in good condition. Whenever she needs to replace her gear, she purchases high quality pieces that will be durable and last a long time.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Early morning yesterday, he’s gone on his bike. He calls it birthday ride. He was out the whole day to I don’t know
where. Antipolo maybe? ..or
Montalban.. hmmp.. wherever! It’s his day.
Let him spend it the way he wants it!
He was kinda thoughtful at least, coming home early for the family
dinner out. My Aussie MIL is in town for
her annual Philippine holiday and I’m sure she was expecting this traditional
birthday dinner celebration of his unico hijo.
Note: Photos to follow as soon as my camera's USB cable is found.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Who would ever imagine that a vibrant mom and a very young
granny to a 5 year old grandson would be leaving this
wonderful world ever so quickly? We
never have an inkling that time was running out on her. She was active and full of energy on the last
get-together we had. Having fun and was
always amused on jokes we throw on one another.
Death for Evelyn, was the farthest from our head
as this woman, only in her mid-forty’s energetically
and dutifully carry out her responsibilities and obligations for her family
May she rest in peace!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
As the seasons change, so does outdoor insect activity. Insects are more
active in the warmer months, which puts you and your family at greater risk of
exposure to insect-borne illnesses like the West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and
Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Outdoorsy folk, take heed:
West Nile Virus (WNV)
The WNV is a type of encephalitis, or brain swelling, which is spread by mosquitos. The disease is most prevalent in the summer and early fall months when mosquitos are most active.
The most common symptoms of WNV are fever, headache and body aches. Patients could also experience swollen lymph glands, nausea and vomiting, and a skin rash. Severe symptoms include tremors, convulsions and muscle weakness, and can also lead to blindness and even paralysis. Symptoms typically last several days to several weeks, but it is also possible for someone to be infected and have no symptoms at all.
There is no specific treatment for WNV, although over-the-counter medications could relieve some symptoms. Those with severe symptoms could require hospitalization.
Lyme disease is a type of bacterial infection spread by immature ticks, called nymphs. The specific tick species include the deer tick and the western black-legged tick. The disease is most prevalent during the spring and summer months, when immature ticks feed. It is possible to catch Lyme disease from adult ticks, but they need to be attached for 36-48 hours to transmit the disease. Adult ticks are usually detected and removed before they can transmit, while nymphs are much smaller, and can go undetected for longer periods of time.
The most recognizable symptom of Lyme disease is the red “bulls eye” rash that radiates out from the site of the tick bite. Other symptoms include fatigue, fever, chills, body aches and swollen lymph nodes. Left untreated, the patient can also experience facial paralysis, neck stiffness and meningitis.
The disease is treated with antibiotics and early detection and treatment are key. The longer the patient is exposed to the bacteria, the more likely she will develop long-term joint and neurological problems, including arthritis and short-term memory loss.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF)
Like Lyme disease, RMSFis a bacterial infection caused by ticks. The specific tick species include the American dog tick, the Rocky Mountain wood tick, and the brown dog tick. The disease is prevalent throughout the US and infections can occur year-round.
Symptoms of RMSF include a fever within 14 days of a tick bite, a rash within 5 days of a tick bite, headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain.
RMSF is potentially fatal and, as with Lyme disease, early detection and treatment are crucial. The disease is treated with antibiotics, more serious infections could require hospitalization and more aggressive treatments.
Wear long pants and long sleeves when working outside, or hiking in the woods. You should also wear insect repellent as an extra measure of protection. You can find online deals on insect repellent, as well as balms, lotions, and medications for bites using DrugStore coupons. You could probably even find some 2013 Black Friday specials online to buy these items in bulk.
Remove any containers of standing water around your property, these can be breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Make sure all of your windows have screens, and repair any holes that you might encounter.
Always check your outdoor pets for fleas and ticks, and apply medication if necessary. If you have several pets, consider purchasing bulk repellent; this can be cheaper than buying individual doses.
Check your body for ticks after spending long periods outside. Include difficult-to-see areas like your scalp, groin, and armpits. If you find a tick, remove it immediately and contact your doctor about possible testing.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of any of these diseases.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
in breathing seemed to be just natural thing for
me. It was always that way every time I
feel tired, or even when I just had a good laugh. I would only puff on my anti- asthma inhaler,
then voila! I would and could easily breathe
again. However, I couldn’t get that kind of relief
lately. No matter how much I puffed, not enough air could reach my lungs. I felt like drowning. Yet, I had to continue doing my regular household
chores. Just have no choice. Until I woke up the morning of May 27, urgently needing help for support such as oxygen, to ease my difficulty in breathing. I asked
to be brought to the ER again. Was led to go through various diagnostic procedures like x-ray, ultrasound, CT scan that eventually
explains my predicament. It revealed my lungs were filled with 2 liters of fluid. I underwent Thoracentesis the following
day and aspirated 1.5 liters. It was a great relief. How wonderful to take in air deep into my lungs again! But the fluid in my right lung easily
came back after a couple of days and doctors had to aspirate again. Fortunately, the Iv anti-biotics worked well
after a week of 6hour interval infusion. After
numerous ultrasound and x-ray monitoring, I was declared free from Pneumonia infection. Thank God!
|The view from my hospital room.|
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
island of Fuenteventura, which translates into ‘strong fortune’, is the second
largest of the Canary Islands, and one of the most popular holidaying
destination in Europe. Located off the
west coast of Africa, 2009 saw the entire island become a UNESCO Biosphere
Reserve due to its spectacular beaches and abundance of plant and animal
life. The island’s original settlers are
thought of to be North African descent, and historians believed that these
people lived in caves all over the land, many of which have been discovered
In the early 1300s, explorers from Portugal and Spain arrived on Fuerteventura after discovering Lanzarote, and enslaved the inhabitants of the island while also bringing over their own African slaves to cultivate the land. Over the next few hundred years, the island was subjected to a number of conquests and pirate incursions, and finally won the right to self-govern in 1912.
Millions of people visit Fuerteventura every year, whether it’s for a day trip excursion or a holiday, and most are impressed enough to come back year after year. With a perfect climate, clean beaches and a number of historical attractions to see, there’s plenty to keep yourself entertained on the island, and there’s even activities for children too. Let’s take a look at some of the must see attractions in Fuerteventura this summer.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
I was scouting for a Tablet in the internet and I came across the Lazada.com. Then I discover that this shopping website has it all. I started clicking for merchandises that catch my fancy and I'm attracted to go back to online shopping again. I have blogged about making purchases online. But after having encountered few glitches with some of my online deals, I became cautious and had to lay low from my online shopping spree. Now I realize, I really have to choose the reliable shopping websites. And as I contemplate on getting the desired Tablet from Lazada.com daughter is pushing me to go ahead with my plan. According to her, some of her officemates have tried shopping at Lazada and they are happy with the items and service they got. Hmmn.. nice to think that I need not tire myself walking and looking around the mall anymore! Another good thing, Lazada.com delivers for free and I can pay COD. What’s more, I can shop anytime I want coz they are open 24/7. Ain't it a great kind of shopping?
Friday, May 24, 2013
Every time we come around the vicinity of City Hall and NKTI in Quezon City, we usually drop by in this simple but comfy place in Matalino St. , the Bacolod Chicken. Like the time when we frequent NKTI for DH’s check-ups, we had the moment to enjoy our favorite fare here, the Chicken Inasal. There are many Chicken Inasals in town but Bacolod Chicken Inasal has a distinct taste. Perhaps it’s the special kind of vinegar. I don’t know. I just like the taste more! And the top reason why I love Bacolod Chicken is that they serve almost any kind of delicious Filipino food cooked from all kinds of meats and veggies except… Pork! Yes, that’s what I like in them. Their La Paz Bachoy is made from beef meat and broth unlike other Bachoys around which use pork ingredients. Also they serve our fave sisig and they offer it in various kind. . bangus sisg, chicken sisig, beef sisig.. Well, I can say I like everything they offer in Bacolod Chicken. From Chicken Inasal to their tasty desserts like special Turon.