Mutualistic Symbiosis: Clownfish and Sea Anemone

“I can’t live, if living is without you..” A line from the song, Without You, originally sang by Harry Nilson in the 70’s and was revived by Mariah Carey in the 90’s. Such a lovely song, though it sounds disheartening, real-life relationships hold this words true.

Symbiosis describes close interactions between two or more different species. A relationship where two species live together for the benefit of both. Symbiotic relationships can be obligate or facultative. There are species who lives together by choice; facultative symbiosis, while there are those that can’t survive without the other; obligate symbiosis. The latter gives us that literal phrase, “I can’t live, if living is without you..”

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Protecting and Maintaining Natural Healthy Gums and Teeth

I went to my dentist this morning for a dental check-up due to some gum bleeding when I brush my teeth and having experience a little sensitivity on one of my upper right molars. After checking my mouth, the dentist said that I got gum abrasions that I might have brush too hard, bruising my gums to the point of hurting even the root of my tooth.

Well, blame it to my parents, they never told me it’s bad to brush my teeth hard. But I guess mom did. Maybe I was so preoccupied with having fun all the time in my childhood days. 😀

Thankfully, there’s no decay or anything, just the “not” so minor gum abrasions probably developed long ago until I finally took the matter of taking care of myself seriously.

Back to my painful, sorrowful tooth misery. I’ve been eating green mangoes for the fast few days before this pain came in. Have you experience eating green mangoes and feeling some kind of sensitivity or a different flavor in your mouth thereafter? Green mangoes and pineapples (eaten by itself) are loaded with acid that will damage our tooth enamel but they’re not the ones we need to really be careful with, it’s the ACID-FORMING foods that we eat. They are the culprits. Continue reading “Protecting and Maintaining Natural Healthy Gums and Teeth”

My first guitar, a dream come true..

It was just a dream, a dream that I longed to be realized when I was still in high school and in college. I love music, I love it so much because it strengthen my soul and gets me going in times of difficulties. It is kind of sad that I don’t have a great voice but I guess it’s good enough not to let lizards fall off the ceiling. 🙂

I have always been amazed how cool those guys who plays guitar are. Anywhere I go, whenever I see one of those guys strumming their guitars and singing songs, makes me think that learning to play one will be a great thing for me. It will not only lift up my spirit but will make me feel fulfilled too. Continue reading “My first guitar, a dream come true..”

A message to my dear cousin on her 18th birthday.

Happy 18th Birthday! You are the fairest amongst all the “Tura” Clan and you’re clever too because you followed the disastrous step I’ve taken..hehehe..You are still young, always remember that things will change if you will take the first few steps to change it. I believe that you are happy with what you have right now but there’s more to life out there you’ve never seen. I wish to see you reaching for your dreams just like I do. I wish to see you having a different perspective in life being closer to our Creator. Having a baby or getting married is not the end of the world for us women. Sometimes it feels that way though 😀 . But it should not stop us to be ourselves and to reach our DREAMS. Continue reading “A message to my dear cousin on her 18th birthday.”

Does mango affect dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea is a burden to every woman. Experiencing nausea and vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, headache, fatigue, dizziness and for some hypersensitivity to sound, light and smell. These are the effects of dysmenorrhea that women has to endure each month during our menstrual period. It is indeed a very hard thing to take. I, for one, experience this things after the age of 25. They say that a lot of sickness and diseases comes after your middle age. Continue reading “Does mango affect dysmenorrhea?”

How to calculate your Active Metabolic Rate (AMR) and Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)?

Active Metabolic Rate (AMR) is the amount of calories burnt by human body in a single day – 24 hours.

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the amount of calories burnt by the body to maintain normal body functions, it is also burnt in a period of 24 hours, even if you are sleeping or in an inactive state like comma.

You need to know the following things before calculating:

  • Your weight in pounds
  • Height in inches
  • Age in years

To calculate how many calories you burnt a day, we have to calculate first your BMR.

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Jesus’ bride made ready.

Matthew 22:37-39
English Standard Version (ESV)

37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

On the wedding day, a bride gets ready for her groom dressed up in a beautiful wedding gown, a stunning shoes, and a make-up that will turn everyone’s head around in 90 degrees angle. It is every woman’s dream to run down the aisle with his groom waiting in front of the altar. Continue reading “Jesus’ bride made ready.”

The gift of work..

Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life.“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”. Work is no fun if you don’t love it, if you are in the first place not interested in doing it.
I started working while I was in college, I work in the University where I studied and the school pays for my tuition fees. Here in the Philippines, we call it “Working Scholars”. The experience taught me how important hard work is and when you work hard you will surely be a SUCCESS. But it is not just hard work, it’s everything in life that you learn along the way that will make you successful in your goals.

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I am a spiritual being..

According to Buddha, candles cannot burn without fire as men cannot live without his spiritual life. I believe that there is a Creator, the one who made the heavens and the earth, the flora and fauna, the beginning and the end.

Hello Anthropocene Age!

Hello Anthropocene Era

The Anthropocene Age..

Hello Anthropocene Era
The Holocene meaning “entirely recent” epoch began 11,700 years ago after the major Ice Age. But recently, environmentalists and geologists are arguing about this buzzword “Anthropocene”. The term was coined by Eugene Stoermer and popularized by an atmospheric chemist and Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen in the year 2000. The word struck a chord to everyone’s mind. Anthropocene is a combination of Greek roots: anthropo– meaning “man” and –cene meaning “new”. All epochs in the Cenozoic Era end in “cene”. So here comes Anthropocene – The Man-Made Age. Continue reading “Hello Anthropocene Age!”