Thursday, February 26, 2015

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

According to a recent study, dark chocolate had been discovered to have a good and health benefits.  There are some healthy benefits we can get in eating dark chocolate but it should be in moderation only.  We should remember that chocolate is also high in fat.  We should keep track of our calories as we work to loose our weight.
Researchers found out that eating a little amount of dark chocolate three times every week can lower our blood pressure.  It can improve our blood flow and can also prevent the formation of blood clots.  This is the reason that dark chocolate is good for our heart.

In addition, dark chocolate is loaded of antioxidants.  Our body needs plenty of antioxidants to help to defend itself of free radicals, which can cause oxidative damage to our cells. So, eating dark chocolate will protect us from many types of cancer and slows the process of aging.  Since dark chocolate is high in vitamins and minerals, it can prevent us from stroke and cardiovascular diseases.  These vitamins and minerals includes potassium, copper, magnesium, and iron.

Still, some research and studies are discovering many benefits of eating dark chocolate.  Why not try to start eating one?  Make sure that it is only in moderation and should only be three times a week as the study suggest. As you can see on the picture above, I started to buy Lindt dark chocolate.

Friday, February 20, 2015


I started to buy silver jewelries aside from gold, lately.  I believe it is a wise investment to do this as long as I am working here in Saudi Arabia.  According to some silver suppliers in the world, the real value of any object from necklaces, bracelets, or rings made from silver is the pureness of this metal and its weight. In my place at Al-Khobar there are many shops who sells 925 silver jewelries.  925 means that you are getting a high quality from real silver made of 7% other metals, usually copper.  Most 925 silver jewelries are made from Italy.  I always make sure to buy silver jewelry with 925 stamp on it.
925 Silver Necklace
925 Silver Bracelet

Friday, February 13, 2015

Madonna - Living For Love

The Queen of Pop did it again!  I'm a die hard Madonna fan and I'm proud to say it.  Whenever Madonna releases a new album or song I'm the first one who will buy her CD or download it from iTunes.  Believe me, I had a complete CD's of Madonna from her first album from 1983 titled "Madonna" and the last album she had in 2012 titled "MDNA".  I don't need to elaborate her biography.  Madonna is a worldwide ICON and SUPERSTAR.  Her achievements are unparalleled in music history. She is a symbol of freedom of expression and she never gets tired of re-inventing herself.  I'm really excited about her new coming album titled "REBEL HEART" which will be release on March 10, 2015.  With her recent performance of "Living for Love" at the Grammy Awards last February 08, she made headlines again with that riveting and controversial act. On the first day of release of the single "Living for Love" last December 2014, it became No. 1 in 40 countries at iTunes Music Chart and the song peaked at number one on the US Billboard Trending 140 Chart.  "Living for Love" video is now available at YouTube and also the live version where she performed at the Grammy Awards.  According to Matthew Jacobs of The Huffington Post "Living for Love" video is Madonna's best work in a decade.

Foodies During Day-Off From Work

Lay's Stax, Ritz, Skyflakes, and Mandarin
I went to grocery this morning to buy some crackers, fruits, and other foodies.  Three days off from work is really good for the mind and body.  Walking in the morning with a good climate regenerates my energy. Stress free from work, can get enough sleep and watching good movies in YouTube.

Friday, February 06, 2015


It's my day-off again from work.  Para mawala ang stress, I went to LULU Hypermarket para mag-grocery for next weeks foodies.  Habang nag-iikot ako sa loob ng hypermarket,  napadako ako sa area ng mga imported goods and drinks, I saw these Starbucks drinks along the racks.  The last time I went to this section was last week and I had not yet seen them.  I check the price of each item at napangiti ako sa presyo.  Huwag na ninyong itanong kung magkano at hindi naman ako bumili sa sobrang mahal.  Anyway, for those people who have no time to visit Starbucks, this is one way you can buy their products through groceries and hypermarkets.  I believe this is one of Starbucks marketing strategy to reach out people who are busy  from their work and chores and those who have no time to visit their coffee shops.
Seattle Latte
Starbucks Frappuccino (Mocha)

Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Futuristic Fountain at Al-Rashid Mall

Today is my day-off from work.  I decided to visit Al-Rashid Mall at Al-Khobar and do some window shopping since its payday.  Its a sight to behold the new futuristic fountain at the center of the sprawling Al-Rashid Mall. Its beautiful and awe inspiring.  This is the first time I took pictures of the fountain and I want to share it with you.