Friday, August 28, 2009

Mommy Moments - Name Game

It's Friday once again.....time for Mommy Moments entry. This week's theme is NAME GAME. The theme was suggested by sis Genebei. So here's my piece.
AKESHA LOURICE APDIAN DIAS is Akesha's real name. Yep! You read it loud and clear. When I was pregnant, hubby and I made a list of baby names (boy/girl). We even tried combining our names but it doesn't sound! So I came up with the name Akesha....I barely remember where did I got that name from.....LOURICE (pronounced as loris) is a combination of my mother's name and MIL. LOU from Loudem and Rice from Janice Claire. I followed the filipino Apdian is Akesha's middle name (my family name). So I guess that sums up everything.

By the way, my name is a combination of my dad and mom's name. My dad's name is Maximo and my mom's name is Loudem. The spelling of my name supposedly is DEMXIE, but the registrar messed up my birth certificate to!

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Waste Management Software Provider

One of the best modern technologies is the GPS device. The benefit of Mapping & GPS has now been adopted by the Waste Industry. Mapping is essential to any waste collection organization or residential services. You can now know where everything is in relation to each other so you can effectively route your stops. You should checkout Wastedge to get more information on using Mapping & GPS.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

World's Longest Staircase
Have you ever wonder what is the world's longest staircase is? Mt. Niesen is in the Guiness Book of records - not because of its perfect pyramid shape but rather because of the 11,674 steps that make up the world"s longest staircase. The stairs are located right next to the funicular that goes to the summit of this 2,336-meter-high mountain. The stairs are not open to the public and are used by the personnel of the funicular - and a good thing it is, too, since climbing all of those stairs would probably take wind right out of most people's sails. That is why a trip with the nostalgic funicular dating back to 1910 is preferable. Deep down below one can glimpse Lakes Thun and Brienz, and from afar one can admire the triumvirate Mpunts Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There are some rather steep hikes that lead one back down into the valley.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Making Money Online that Anyone Can Do

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The Space Needle

These photos were taken during our trip to Space Needle in Seattle,Washington, USA.
Summer of 2008
The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington, and is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and a symbol of Seattle. Located at the Seattle Center, it was built for the 1962 World's Fair, during which time nearly 20,000 people a day used the elevators, with over 2.3 million visitors in all for the World Fair. The Space Needle is 605 feet (184 m) high at its highest point and 138 feet (42 m) wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons. When it was completed it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River. It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h) and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitude.[5] (which would protect the structure against an earthquake as powerful as the 1700 Cascadia earthquake). The tower also has 25 lightning rods on its roof to prevent lightning damage.

The Space Needle features an observation deck at 520 feet (160 m), and a gift shop with the rotating SkyCity restaurant at 500 feet (152 m). From the top of the Needle, one can see not only the Downtown Seattle skyline, but also the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and surrounding islands.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Singapore F1 Season Video Contest - "City of the Night"

There is one place that I would love to travel to and that is Singapore. Now I have a chance to actually visit there by entering the Singapore F1 Season Video Contest - "City of the Night". This contest might allow me to win an incredible Singapore Grand Prix experience this September. You can visit their website for more information. Singapore F1 Events Information also has information concerning some of their other great events. First, they are having the IL DIVO perform on their hi-tech sage along with their digital light show. This will be a great performance. You will also get a chance to visit Asia on the Edge which will be showcasing the best of Asia’s talent through a series of lifestyle events. You also might want to see Britto in Singapore who is a Brazilian neo-pop artist and will hold his first exhibition in Singapore for three weeks. He will be showcasing his limited edition lithographs, paintings, and min sculptures. You also might get a chance to see F1 Rocks where you can see Beyonce, The Black Eyed Peas, Jacky Cheung, ZZ Top and Nerd all perform. So what are you waiting for? If you want a great time and possibly win a Grand Prix experience, you should check their website out and enter their contest.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Luxor Las Vegas

I took the photo above during our first visit to Las Vegas, Nevada. This is one of the coolest hotels I've ever seen in my life. The Luxor Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It was one of the city's first fully-themed mega-resorts. Ground was broken for the Luxor in 1991, that same year construction began on the Treasure Island and the current MGM Grand. It has a pyramid and modern motif and contains a total of 4,407 rooms lining the interior walls of a hollow pyramid and contained within twin ziggurat towers that were built as later additions. The hotel is named after the city of Luxor (ancient Thebes) in Egypt, the site of the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Luxor Temples, and scores of other pharaonic monuments—but no pyramids.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Mommy Moments: Gotta Wear Shades

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It is Mommy Moments time once again. This weekend's theme is "I gotta Wear Shades". I have quite a few photos of us wearing shades. I love shades a lot. When Akesha was little she hates wearing sunglasses...maybe it bothers her or something, but now she is not hesitant to wear them.
She took my shades in my purse and start posing on the!

Mother's day '09
Greg's company picnic at Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Cal-Expo getaway!
Crossing the Golden Gate to Sausalito...what a blast!
Akesha's first Easter egg hunting...:)

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How to Create a Successful Blog

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Cheap Crete Holidays

Are you looking to take a Holiday? You should consider visiting Crete.Crete Holidays are a great way to vacation. Crete is the largest and one of the most exciting of all the Greek islands. It lies in the southern Aegean Sea with a very high mountain range that goes from east to west. Holidays in Crete has a lot to offer the holidaymaker regardless of your age. They have nice resorts where you can do some serious relaxing, and they have lively resorts for the party seekers as well. They have great water sports and many other amenities for the vacationer. The best time to visit Crete is in the summer. You will love all the beautiful coastal towns where the architecture reflects the influences throughout the century. You can now get some cheap Crete Holidays from They can help you get some cheap airline tickets, and book reservations at some of Crete's hotels. You might want to stay at the Aghios Nikolaos resort which is in the east of Crete on the Gulf of Mirabello. So what are you waiting for? Before you book your next vacation, you need to checkout Crete. This is the perfect time to take a vacation.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mommy Moments: Part of the Family

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This weekend's Mommy Moments theme is "Part of the Family". I know I have photos of Akesha with my family in the PI, but I have trouble looking for them in my lappy. Anyhow, here's my entry.
Dias Family is an International family, not only it is an international family but it is also a huge family....yes, huge as in huge! Greg's parents have 14 children and 34 grandchildren, and 7 great grankids. This photo was taken last Christmas....this was during our white elephant party.

This was taken during my brother-in-law from Oregon and his family came to visit us here in California.
Water park getaway.
Last but not the least.....of course, I will not forget about Akesha's best buddy..BUDDY! Buddy is such a gentle and overprotective dog....he's been a great companion and playmate of Akesha. I always told Akesha that she should not hit Buddy because Buddy is her older brother. Buddy was our first!

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Pain Relief for Arthritis

Pain is your body's defense against illness and injury and many people are suffering from daily pain. Many people suffer from headache pain which can be a symptom of a larger problem. Back and neck pain is also a common pain that can disable a person. It can be quite difficult to get some back pain relief because even low to moderate pain can keep you from your every day activity. Chronic Pain can also be a pain that is hard to live with. To get information about your , you might want to visit and see what information they have that might be able to help you. Arthritis pain relief is another pain that people are trying to live with daily. This type of pain is one of the most painful and persistent physical conditions. There are estimated to be over 46 million people who suffer from arthritis, and over 100 different types of arthritis. There are some home remedies that you might want to checkout, but you also might want to try acupuncture which has been known to help. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking to relieve your pain, you might want to checkout and see how they can help.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009