Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lacoste Porcelain Polo Shirt

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Weeee I got my lessons in French fashion luxury! Comite Colbert, an association of French luxury brands, is holding the Middle East's first ever Colbert Festival at The Dubai Mall. Twenty-nine luxury houses showcase their "objects of desire" from among their most precious creations.

These objects include masterpieces that have made history, signature creations and exclusive new or exceptional pieces, all of them eloquent illustrations of French style.

For my first feature, I am sharing from the house of Lacoste. Rene Lacoste, one of the "Muskeeters" of French tennis fame, would never give up. As a result, he won some terrific matches and earned himslef a nickname: Crocodile.

He made the crocodile his mascot and had it embroidered over hi heart on the lapels of his blazer. Later It would serve as the logo on the famous knit polo shirs that have borne his name since 1933. Lacoste and 1212 polo-shirt have acquired cult status, attracting interests of artists worldwide.

The Chinese artist Li Xiaofeng, whose offbeat approach to fashion involves creating garments fro original materials such as wood, marble, or glass, was commisioned to come up with his own version of the famous Lacoste shirt.
Li Xiaofeng used pieces of porcelain dating to the Ming Dynasty.

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Avoid Medical Malpractice

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I got a couple of new books over the weekend from Magrudy's Warehouse Sale. Among them is Barry Reed's best selling court drama, TheVerdict.

The novel is about down-on-his luck lawyer who tries a medical malpractice case against two prominent doctors whose negligence caused a pregnant woman to go into coma. The book maybe written in 1980 but its theme medical malpractice is more resounding these days. Every now and then, we read about professionals perform their trade in a way that causes harm to their patients.

So what is one to do to avoid such predicament? First, always seek a second opinion. The leading cause of medical malpractice these days is misdiagnosis. Always verify from other professionals if you need the kind of treatment or lack thereof.

Secondly, do not panic if you signed a waiver form prior to a medical procedure. This will not be honored in court.

Third, if you suspect or feel you suffer from malpractice, immediately seek a medical malpractice lawyer. There is no reason that you should be burdened with debt or pain. A family run firm called Fuller & Fuller, lawyers give free consultations to work out if the case is strong enough.

Experienced medical malpractice attorneys of Fuller & Fuller had been serving clients for the past 35 years. They have office in Vancouver, Tacoma, Spokane, and throughout the state of Washington.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


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Happy Trick n' Treating everyone!!!

DIY Solay Panels

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 For a week now, Hubby and I are discussing how to make ends meet once we move to Abu Dhabi in January. Currently, the UAE capital is the most expensive place to live here in the Emirates. The amount of rent we are currently paying in Dubai will be doubled and maybe more.

 One of our options for now is to decrease our electricity bill. For years now, Hubby had been wanting to experiment on how to make solar panels. It is actually a part of his huge plan for the future - a  self-sustaining  farm when we finally head back home to the Philippines.

 I think that this move presents the perfect opportunity to join the growing trend of household making their own home energy. As I did my readings on do-it-yourself solar panels, we will be needing three things:  quality solar cells, the big, shallow container, and step-by-step instructions with the basic tools.

I'm glad I found a very informative site called Make Solar Panels. It discusses just about everything we need to make the home project successful. It even shares several instructional videos on how to wire and attach the cells. The best part is, I learned through the site that a DIY solar panel will cost you roughly around $200 dollars. Hubby says this is very reasonable!

I am very happy because finally, we will be able to take more advantage of the year-round sun in the Emirates. I gotta go now and look online for auction solar cells. They sell far more cheaper. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rice Cake With Salted Eggs

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I am trying out new recipes for Noche Buena yay!

Oven baked bibingka with duck salted eggs.

I plan to garnish with sharp cheddar cheese and grated coconut when I serve them for Christmas.

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Hip Recall Attorney Service

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I enjoy following Twitter handles which gives me the latest on health news and services. Lat night while doing my routine of reading tweets while lulling myself to sleep, I came across news about DePuy hip lawsuit.

Apparently, DePuy Orthopedics issued global recall of the ASR hip system back in August of the current year. The recall applies to patients who have had a hip replacement since 2003. This is very unfortunate because most of the 12,000 patients who went for hip replacement surgery are  elderly people.

If you know of anybody who has had DePuy hip implants between 2003 to 2010 or any person who have been subjected to a revision surgery as a result of the recall, they should also see a  DePuy hip recall attorney to know their rights. This way, they can prevent further medical malpractice in the future.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All Time Favorite Books

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Howdy my visitors! Thank you so much for dropping by again. We come to the last part of book topic for Girls Talk. I will share with you today, my best loves.

::Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt::
I read this back in 2004. My copy was a gift from my good friend G. First two pages and i knew the book will be my favorite for a long time to come. When I started going out with my ex-boyfriend (now the Husband), I was very eager to share the book with him only to find out that it was his favorite read as well LOL! From then on, we collected all the works of the author including his brother, Malachy's.

Angela's Ashes is a memoir by late Irish-American Frank McCourt. In a most amusing yet heart-wrenching manner, McCourt tells the story of his childhood and poverty  in Brooklyn and Ireland...."Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood."

The book is graphic with human tragedy. An alcoholic, jobless for a father. A heroic and yet pathetic for a mother - Angela. They had 11 kids, three of them died....."The master says it’s a glorious thing to die for the Faith and Dad says it’s a glorious thing to die for Ireland and I wonder if there’s anyone in the world who would like us to live. My brothers are dead and my sister is dead and I wonder if they died for Ireland or the Faith. Dad says they were too young to die for anything. Mam says it was disease and starvation and him never having a job. Dad says, Och, Angela, puts on his cap and goes for a long walk."

Anybody who had a dysfunctional  childhood (like I did)  will love McCourt . One  will greatly admire that he survived and thrived and went on to become a genius despite enormous nutrition (among others) deprivation.

::Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett:::
 Like my copy of Agatha Christie's, this book was sold for 1AED from the Charity Book Sale. The only difference was, this is a battered copy. The cover was falling off but I so wanted to read at least one work of Neil Gaiman and this is my only cheapest chance. Besides, the book looked very lonely among the pile with its black cover and weird graphics. After checking that the pages are complete, I paid and clutched it home. I'm glad that the appearance didn't put me off because it's a treasure. I can read it over and over again.

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter..that is the complete title. I know Gaiman (I have no idea who Pratchett is) is a fictional writer but I had to re-read the first page thrice I just didn't know where he was coming from!...."the world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea..."...beat that.

The book is a huge comedy. It's the funniest book i've ever read. I should have included it in the books that make me laugh post but I felt Good Omens deserves more than that. Okay, I admit, i cried towards the last part. When Adam Young came to realize he was not at all mortal and that he didn't want the world to end yet - even though he only needed to nod to make it happen.

There you have the plot, the world is going to end through the anti-Christ's making. Aziraphale (the Angel) and Crowley (the Devil) do everything in their power not to let this happen (yes, the good and the bad working together, meeting up for coffee). Because they had been in the earth for such a long time ,that people and sushi and Bentley have endeared to them.

When I Googled about the book. I learned that Pratchett completely shadowed Gaiman's writing on the book. I am now in search of all of Pratchett's works. 

I leave you then with one of my favorite quote:

"Crowley rather liked people. It was a major failing in a demon. Oh, he did his best to make their short lives miserable, because that was his job, but nothing he could think up was half as bad as the stuff they thought up themselves. They seemed to have a talent for it. It was built into the design, somehow. They were born into a world that was against them in a thousand little ways, and then devoted most of their energies to making it worse."

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Excerpts From Disorder In The American Courts (Have A Good Laugh!)

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Note: Thankies to Hubby for sharing. Mwah!

These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts.  These are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.

ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year- old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He's twenty, much like your IQ.

ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.

ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about 20, medium height, and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.

ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?

ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And, Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.

ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Pool Vacuum Cleaners

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The weekend was spent at Al Mamzar Lagoons. We had a send-off lunch for one family friend. It was a warm Friday but all guests arrived early so everyone thought of a swim before joining the buffet.

Al Mamzar Lagoons is about 12-story high. The building's enormous swimming pool is situated in the middle  so that all rooms and tenants get a good view. When we looked down, one of the building attendant was busy using one of those pool vacuum cleaners. We waited and just enjoyed watching the pool cleaner climb up and down the walls. 

It was a couple of hours more past lunch before guests were allowed to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool. Confident that it was thoroughly cleaned, we let our son join the fun as well.

For people interested in buying pool cleaners, you may want to know about the site called Vacuum Pool Cleaners. They offer guides on robotics and automatic pool cleaners. They also share product reviews on all pool vacuum cleaners available. Just click on the button below to visit the site.

Al Badia Golf Course

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The oasis-themed 18-hole par-72 golf course was designed by renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones II. It boasts as one of the finest golf club in the United Arab Emirates. Photo was taken late Saturday of autumn from the viewing island.

Al Badia Golf Club by Intercontinental Dubai Festival City.

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Treatment Resource For Rosacea

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What do famous people like Bill Clinton, Mariah Carey, and Rosie O' Donell have in common? They all suffer from a  chronic cosmetic condition called Rosacea. It is characterized by facial redness with pimples sometimes included. It primarily affects Caucasians of mainly northwestern European descent. Although British and Irish call it  the 'curse of the Celts," it can also affect people of other ethnicities.

If you are among the people suffering from the skin condition, I come with good news. There is a book called Banish Rosacea written by Robert Campbell. Campbell himself suffered from the disease which started in his mid-twenties.

As with any other medication, treatment for Rosacea differs from one person to another. Banish Rosacea aims to narrow down what could be causing the skin condition. The book goes on to reveal that 94% of all of those with rosacea suffer from insufficient amino acids – or lack thereof.

The skin condition Rosacea affects both sexes. It is almost three times more common in women and peaks at the age between 30 to 60. There's no need to be embarrassed by the disease but simply click on the button to learn more about its natural cure.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Topshop Catwalk Show 2010

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Thank you to The Dubai Mall, yours truly was given a front row seat for the exclusive Topshop Catwalk Show. The chic event was part of Harper's Bazaar Fortnight of Fashion. My posts will come int two parts. You will find the clothes collection here. Shoes & make-up line will be featured on my second baby, The Pink Zest!.

Without further ado, I share to you what I coveted most from the clothes collection. Anybody who wants to use my photos can do so provided they link back to this site. Thank you.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sugar Cookies

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Pretty, delicate melt in your mouth sugar cookie with royal icing!

They were made by Sugar Daddy's Bakery as part of goodies
for guests attending the exclusive events of Harper's Bazaar Fortnight of Fashion.

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