Thursday, February 10, 2011

Who's itching to do spring cleaning in the middle of February? I am.

Hey guys! I love dogs. I mean, not just any dog of course. I have a dog and I could crate him when I'm out of the house but when I'm in the house, I simply have to let him out. He's good and house-trained and all but there are moments when he still gets accidents. I have a co-worker who doesn't mind if her dog does the number two inside because she said you just pick it up and clean after it and it's good. She hates it when her dog does the number one because it's harder to clean it and of course, the odor stays.

I have been having the same issue with my dog (Jake is the name in case you wanna know). It happens very seldom but when it does, I get frustrated. It's okay if you are right there and you know what just happened so you can clean it up and spray it with whatever odor removal spray you got. But it's those times when you do not know that he did it and that's where the odor problem (and probably bacteria as well) comes in and I cannot stand it.

So, each spring I get into the spring-cleaning mode. I make it a point that I have all my carpets at home to be professionally steam-cleaned. Have you ever done it? It's really easy to find one but it's hard to pick the best one. There are advertisers out there who will advertise things like "steam clean two rooms and the third room is free" and things like that. I don't normally go for those. I usually search the web and when I do, I still pick and choose. I search the web using the keywords and the location. For example, if I lived in Austin, TX - I will simply type in "deep steam carpet cleaning austin" and do my search. Of course, I will get a listing but it's up to me which company to choose.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Brazilian Male Models - There are plenty.

Never did I realize that I would be attracted to Latino guys. Maybe because I admire good physique or maybe because of the people whom I have met in the past that made me realize that Latinos are simply the best.

My trip to Brazil two years ago didn't prepare me for such eye-opening experience. I met one of the guys who, at the time escaped my realization that he's more famous than I thought. His name is DJ Pitt Garcia. He is a DJ and he often visits the penthouse I stayed in while I was vacationing in Sao Paulo.

If you Google the words DJ Pitt Garcia, you will find all sorts of photos on the net. He is a Brazilian male model and works as a DJ as well. I believe he works as a DJ full time and does modeling on the side.

If you haven't been to Brazil, it's the best time to go. You will see more of DJ Pitt Garcia anywhere you go in Brazil. Male models abound.

More Pictures after the JUMP

Monday, February 7, 2011

This is personal, and I hope to help raise awareness.

I have a loving and dear family. They are the only ones you really can count on when things go wrong. I don't care what they say but friends can only help you up to a limit. Everyone has their limits on extending their friendships. Families do not. When all things fail, you can count on family.

That is why I'm very close to my folks. I have found their loyalty to me to be proven and tested without a shadow of a doubt. They've accepted me as I am and no one can take that away from me.

In return, I do want to give back to them as well. When tragedy strikes, families bond together. I have a sister who is a breast cancer survivor. She's been cancer-free for over 10 years now. One reason why she is still with us today is due to early detection. People must be made aware on how to look for signs of breast cancer. If not for that, we may have lost her already.

Right after my sister, it was my aunt who was a lot older than my sister who suffered from breast cancer as well. We were afraid what her body can take when it came to chemotherapy and other drugs that go with treating breast cancer. Fortunately, she was also able to fight it with early detection.

If you or someone you know is of high-risk, help them to learn how to sense breast cancer symptoms. Read up on it. The web is filled with resources that they can read and understand in order to practice early detection.

Cancer is no longer the death-threat that it was many many years ago. I have a sister who is a 10-year cancer survivor, an aunt who is an 8-year cancer survivor, and a niece who at the young age of 26 was already diagnosed with breast cancer. She just completed her chemotherapy and we're awaiting for further results.

It's about what you know about the disease that can help you. Help a loved one. Direct them to resources and information that could save their lives. Breast cancer is something that they can beat, if detected early. Find early signs of the disease. The earlier, the better.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

One day, I will drive a BMW. That's a promise.

I've worked hard. I had been working since I was 18-years old and I have done well. For me, doing well does not mean having all the luxuries in the world but having the comforts of a roof over your head, being independent and healthy.

Since I started working at the age of 18, I've done all kinds of jobs. I've worked at a gas station, I've done car cell phone installations (yes, they used to have those huge tranceivers and phones like the size of your home phone when cell phones first came out), and working at a kitchen in a nursing home.