Sunday, September 16, 2012

Which foods to avoid when taking Acalka?

Salty foods are primary culprits that will render a kidney stone medicine's effect useless. So exclude these from your diet:
  • Canned goods
  • Junkfoods
  • Softdrinks
  • Animal internal organs as food

Saturday, August 25, 2012

What is the difference between a village and subdivision?

A subdivision is an area of subdivided* lots ...
*subdivide means to divide a part into smaller parts

... while a village is a group of houses in a rural area smaller than a town or a city area having its own shops, etc.

So are site developers going by the definitions when naming developed locations? Hmm, perhaps.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How to check Sun Cellular load balance?

Dial *221# on your mobile phone and you will see a message indicating your airtime balance. Or receive a text message stating your unlimited load package details.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

How to vote for your favorite X Factor Philippines contestant?

As of this posting right after the results night, the following are the remaining finalists for X Factor Philippines.

You may vote thru text* or via online using vote cards (click on the link to go to ABS-CBN's official voting website) to save that individual or group you're rooting for.

*Text codes:

(Last updated: Sept. 30, 2012 results night)

(Boys category under mentor/judge Martin Nievera)
XF GAB for Gabriel Anciano
XF JERIC for Jeric Medina
XF KED for Kedebon Colim

(Girls category under mentor/judge Charice Pempengco)
XF ALLEN for Allen Jane Sta. Maria
XF JER for Jerrianne Mae Templo
XF KZ for KZ Tandingan - 1st winner of X Factor Philippines*

(Groups category under mentor/judge Garry Valenciano)
XF DAD for Daddy's Home
XF TAKE for TakeOff

(Over 25 category under mentor/judge Pilita Corales)
XF JOAN for Joan Da
XF MARK for Mark Mabasa
XF MOD for Modesto Taran

Send to 2331 (Globe/TM/Sun), 231 (Smart/TNT) or 4200 (UAE).

I'm voting for my fellow Cebuano, Kedebon. How about you? Cast your votes to keep your favorite from being included in the Bottom Two. Tonight's eliminated contestant is Jerrianne Mae Templo.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

What causes feeling of thirst?

You feel thirsty when your body loses more water than the amount you take in. Thirst receptors at the back of your throat will send signals to the brain when it's time for you to drink up. So whether you sweat alot in humid weather or doing strenuous physical activities like exercise, don't forget to get your much needed refill of fluids.

Water intake advice:
2 glasses upon waking up - activates internal organs
1 glass before meal - helps in digestion
1 glass before bedtime - avoids heart attack and stroke

Sunday, July 15, 2012

What are the health benefits of calamansi?

Calamansi is a great source of Vitamin C. Thus, it mainly:
  • boosts and strengthens your immune system
  • protects your body from cancer and heart ailments
  • heals wounds
  • produces collagen which holds your cells together

What is the right way to cut a calamansi?

In order to avoid bitter taste resulting from cutting through the seeds, calamansi must be sliced at the side and not on the center.

How to increase PC Virtual Memory?

When you get an error stating "Your PC's virtual memory is too low", here's what you can do:

(Windows XP)
Click Start button.
Select My Computer. Right click and choose Properties.
Go to Advanced tab. Under Performance section, click Settings button.
Under Advanced > Virtual Memory, click Change button.
If the default selection is System Managed Size, choose Custom Size.
Input your desired Initial and Maximum Size and click Set button. Click OK.

You will be required to restart your computer for the settings to take effect.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Is it okay to exercise during menstruation?

Contrary to some myths, it is safe and beneficial for women to exercise on their menstrual period. However, less physical activities should be undertaken especially when not feeling well compared to an ordinary day and cramps plus abdominal pains seem more intense.

Recommended 10-minute trial menstrual exercises:
Yoga, stretching, walking, jogging, lifting light weights

Take a break after 10 minutes before continuing if you feel up to it. Getting into a bit of action will help ease the discomfort you feel during your menstruation.

What is the meaning of Liceo?

Liceo means institute or secondary school in some countries.
It also refers to an institution that is into culture or recreation.

How to determine if your Windows version is 32-bit or 62-bit?

(Windows XP)
Click Start button. Right click My Computer > Properties.
Under System tab, if you see "x64 Edition", your Windows XP version is 64-bit.
Otherwise, you are running 32-bit version.

(Windows 7 or Vista)
Click Start button. Right click My Computer > Properties.
Under System tab, the system type is listed.

What are 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions?

The way a computer's processor handle information is defined as 32-bit or 64-bit.
64-bit processes a larger amount of RAM better compared to a 32-bit operating system version.

Related topic: How to determine if your Windows version is 32-bit or 62-bit?