Malungay or Moringa

Scientific name: Moringa oelifera

Malungay is one of the most useful plant in the planet Earth. Malunggay leaves was once considered a "poor man's vegetables" but now it is known as a "miracle tree" or "nature's medicine cabinet" by scientists and health care workers from around the world because it is loaded with vitamins and minerals that can be an effective remedy against many kinds of ailments. Some people underestimate or neglect it because it take much time to remove its tiny leaves from its small branches. It requires industry of work and we gain the fruits of our labor which is the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that our body needs.

All parts of the malunggay tree are usable for nutritional and medicinal purposes - from the roots, trunk, and branches to the leaves, flowers, and seeds. The small, oval, dark-green leaves are famous vegetable ingredient in soup, fish and chicken dishes. The leaves can actually be eaten raw, but best added in meals due to its high concentration of nutrients. The roots is used to make tea, while the trunk, after it's scraped and squeezed for its juice is used to clean wounds.

Malunggay trees are generally grown in the backyards in countries of Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Africa. It is said that these plants are "low maintenance," requiring little to no care.

Malunggay Products: fresh leaves or vegetables, powder or supplement form, tea. Some product where malunggay leaves is included are bread, oil (for cooking and cosmetic ingredients), shampoo and conditioner, ice cream, etc...

Health Benefits:

  • Malunggay leaves helps strengthens the immune system.
  • Malunggay can help restores skin condition, controls blood pressure, relieves headaches and migraines.
  • Malunggay tea can help strengthen the eye muscles.
  • Malunggay tea can help heal inflammation of the joints and tendons.
  • Malunggay tea can prevent intestinal worms.
  • Malunggay can help increase semen count.
  • Malunggay help normalize blood sugar level therefore preventing diabetes.
  • Malunggay has anti-cancer compounds (phytochemicals) that help stop the growth of cancer cells.
  • Malunggay helps relax and promotes good night sleep.
  • Malunggay tea is used to treat fever and asthma.
  • Malunggay help heals ulcers.
  • Malunggay is high in calcium (four times the calcium in milk), therefore lactating mothers are advised to consume malunggay leaves to produce more milk for their babies. The young malunggay leaves are also boiled and taken as tea.
  • Malunggay contains three times the potassium in bananas.
  • Malunggay contain four times the vitamin A in carrots.
  • An ounce of malunggay has the same Vitamin C content as seven oranges.
  • Malunggay leaves contain two times the protein in milk.
  • Malunggay seed is used to clean dirty or polluted water.
Malunggay or Moringa's other name are Drum Stick Tree and Horse Radish in English. Malungge in Kapampangan. Other names in international you may visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera , I do eat Moringa leaves everyday my skin turn rosy brown and young. I have no phlegm since I ate continuously. It is a wonder tree and it is easy to plant, just dig a hole in the ground and put Moringa's trunk in any variant size. Then after few days you may see the tiny sprouts. It is good in tropical and subtropical areas in the world. Happy planting Moringa!

Beautiful Woman Basketball Players

Prettiest ladies in basketball.
1. Elina Babkina - Latvia
2. Claudia Porras - Bolivia
3. Tamara Abalde - Spain
4. Sue Bird - USA
5. Lauren Jackson - Australia
6. Ruth Riley - USA
7. Becky Hammond - Russia
8. Sue Feifei - China
I saw Filipina lady in TV in early 2000 named Carolyn Tan-chi.


Top 10 Biggest Mall in the World

According to Forbes the top 10 biggest in the world:
Name - Year Opened - Location - Gross Leasable Area

10. SM City North EDsa - (1985) - Quezon City, Philippines - (3 million square feet)
09. Eastwood Mall Complex - (1969) - Youngstown, Ohio USA - (3.2 million square feet)
08. Berjaya Time Square - (2005) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - (3.4 million square feet)
07. SM Megamall - (1991) - Mandaluyong City, Philippines - (3.6 million square feet)
06. West Edmonton Mall - (1981) - Edmonton Alberta, Canada - (3.8 million square feet)
05. Cevahil Istanbul - (2005) - Istanbul, Turkey - (3.8 million square feet)
04. Dubai Mall - (2008) - Dubai, UAE - (3.8 million square feet)
03. SM Mall of Asia - (2006) - Pasay City, Philippines - (4.2 million square feet)
02. Golden Resources - (2004) - Beijing, China - (6 million square feet)
01. South China Mall - (2005) - Dongguan, China - (7.1 million feet)

Photo above courtesy of: Mall of Asia, Philippines

2012 update on Top 20 biggest shopping malls


Oldest Man in the World

Oldest men in the ancient time recorded in the first book written by Moses in Old Testament which is Genesis. The first man in this world is Adam lived for the space of 930 years. Seth the 3rd son of Adam with his likeness lived 912 years. Abel killed by Cain. Adam has daughters, too but not written in the Bible. Only the most prominent women names like Eve, Ruth, Deborah, Sarah, Rebeca, Leah, Rachel, Esther, Mary (mother of Lord Jesus), Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist), Anna, Marta, another Mary, Mary Magdalene and among few others are written in the Bible. Generation to generations in the time of the patriarch. Enos - 905 years, Cainan - 910 years, Mahalaleel - 895 years, Jared 962- years, Enoch - 430 years stayed in the Earth. He was so righteous and all the people of City of Zion. They never taste death and God took the entire city to Heaven. Methuselah (known as the oldest man ever)- 969 years, Lamech - 777 years. Noah 950 years. Notable great flood in his time 40 day & 40 nights raining. And spent 150 days with 7 others in the ark. Along with the pairs of each species animals & seeds, plants etc. Shem one of three Noah's sons lived 610 years. Shem the bloodline of the Bible characters and generation of times. After the flood the longevity of average 900 years down to 400 years, then 175 years. Arphaxad - 438 years, Salah - 433 years, Eber - 464 years, Peleg - 239 years, Reu - 239 years, Serug - 230 years, Nahor - 148 years, Terah (Abraham's father) - 205 years and Abraham lived 175 years. In time of Moses, some people are supercentenarians which lives 110 years or more. Moses himself reached 120 years old died and translated in Mt. Nebo while taking a glanced to the promised land of milk and honey the Land of Israel. No one reach one day in the God's time which equivalent to 1,000 years. see 2 Peter 3:8.
In modern time, the undisputed oldest man verified was Christian Mortensen (Danish-American) born 16 August 1892 and died 25 April 1998, 115 years, 252 days. Oldest verified person/woman was Jeanne Calment (French) 122 years, 164 days. Oldest living man is Walter Breuning (American) at 113 follow by Jiroemon Kimura (Japanese) at 112. Oldest living woman is Kama Chinen (Japanese) at 114 years old. World oldest man died at the age of 138 named Habib Miyan of India recognized by Limca Book of World Record but Guinness Book of World record not because is not verified or being disputed. In Philippines, I met a man in the remote place of Buhi, Camarines Sur dated back 1996. Or in the other side of the Philippine famous home of the smallest commercial fish in the world the Sinarapan in Lake Buhi, also known Philippines' cleanest lake. The man aged 107 years old eating only fish, few rice, some crops, lots of vegetables and fruits. The environment is so clean pollution free of any type. If he still alive today, he is at 120. But some of the problem is that some of the Filipino centenarians who lived since 19th century have no documents due to war, fire, floods other natural disasters or calamities.
*Above photo : The photo of Walter Breuning the oldest living man.
courtesy of Yahoo.


Pinoy Postcard

Filipina are gorgeous and talented women in the world. They got titles in Miss Universe, Miss, International, Miss Earth, Miss Asia Pacific, Miss World Runner-Ups & lots of Miss Photogenic & Special Awards. They are also shines in acting, singing, modeling, sports, work abroad, etc. Some Philippine men are also great in the world in different fields. And I do appreciates also men and women from another countries & territories around the globe cos some are great & wonderful.
I have a very Filipina beauty friend named Jennifer sent me this wonderful thoughts to me since of 2008 and I do appreciates it. She's kind and thoughtful.

Always have a unique character like the salt. Its presence is not always felt but its absence makes all things tasteless.

Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of the rats.
-Harry Emerson

The things you're scared of are usually the most worthwhile.

Don't try to understand everything. Cause sometimes it is not meant to be understood, but rather to be accepted.

Continue to touch other people's heart and live an inspiring life. Nothing is more important than being a good person and becoming a source of God's love.
Lord, help us not to forget that life is to short and uncertain. Never allow fame and fortune to transform us into somebody you never designed us to be. Help us to stay humble by looking back and be reminded of who we were or what we went through to become what we are today. Let thy Spirit continue to guide us everyday in justice and service to mankind. Lord, we thank thee for the gift of life and privilege of being alive... In JESUS CHRIST Name. Amen.

Sometimes its not enough that a lesson is explained to you... Sometimes you have to go thru the experience and make a mistake before you learn what life is trying to teach you.
God is still in the business of happy endings. He still takes shattered lives and rebuilds them for His glory.
-Ed Hindson

A ship that stays in the harbor never encounter danger... but it also never gets anywhere. think about the chances you miss when you wont try (good things)...

If ever you feel God is taking away something from your hand, don't get sad. He is only emptying your hand so you can receive something better.

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings us, but by the attitude we bring to life.

The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds.
Philippians 4:7

When struggles of life seem so heavy to bear, don't us God to lighten the load but ask Him to strengthen your back for you to carry them.

Life is not about searching for the things that could be found... it's about letting the unexpected happen... and finding things you never search for.

Photo a vintage postcard of Filipina & Philippine fruits. I bought in National Bookstore and sent to Grace of Taiwan.


Farmville vs Home Gardening

Not really a versus thing. Farmville is an inspirational game in Facebook that teach children and people how to manage a simple to super farm. Some children, kindred, tongues and people stays home peacefully harvesting their veggies, fruity and floral plus their animal production. Help and gifts of the friends and friendly neighborhood are goodwill and additional promotion in this wonderful game. I love planting any variety of plants in my life and people said I'm Mr. Cool Hands. Cos when I planted seeds and cuttings they will sprout healthily. And grow rapidly then I harvest the fruits of my labor. My ancestors are great farmers and my father and brothers are good planters, too. We used the 2nd hand waters from laundry to water them. We love our home garden of fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. Industry and perseverance is the key in planting. And there are instances that are being stole, stepped, destroyed by children, eaten by pests and stray animals or being damage by weather disturbances and volcanic eruption. And it is part of life and progression. I still planted some crops like cassava and veggies. And take care of the trees. These are my life's experiences in field of home gardening. Nowadays, I have a cute humbly crib without much land for gardening. Just for the ornamental plants in the front of my house. My mother used cans, plastics and other recycling materials in planting. And I barrows a vacant land one kilometer away from my home. I acknowledge the following Mang Pedro - (Aileen's grandpa), Aileen, Ronald and his family in helping me cultivate and water my crops. I do water also the existing trees like jack-fruit, cashew tree, banana trees, guyabano / sour sop, guava trees, little atis and malunggay shrubs. To survives the El Nino dry spell in the land. I tried to plant cassava in riverbanks, too cos the land is partially wet and suitable for cassava. And I felt the gentle breeze, then I planted grasses-(one day mini rose-like) to beautify the area in this hot long summer.
And home gardening is very essentials in our lives today. Instead of buying in market we will save some money from the production of our home gardening plantation. And they are safe to eat without pesticides. And stores some crops for the rainy season and in times of emergency. Home gardening is good things to do. Now I saw my brother played Farmville, then I tried it and it is good. Serves as inspiration to do the real stuff of home gardening using vacant lots, cans, tires, bamboos, plastics and other recycling materials. Jose Briones a great leader inspired others to do home gardening and I so glad. He told to some people to do family home gardening. And they did the message and they have wonderful fruits of their awesome labors. Have a wonderful day.


El Nino & La Nina Affair

El Nino and La Nina are phenomenal weather disturbances in the World. Usually occur in 4 - 7 years interval. Last year is La Nina in Philippines and lots of rain that cause 6 - 30 feet in some areas by couple of super typhoons (cyclones or hurricanes), not only in the said country but in the other parts of the world also. La Nina cause landslide, too due to deforestation of some mountains and virgin forests in the world. Thousands of people drowned or being buried alive. Heavy rains cause millions of dollars damages, lack of food and water is a big problem and being trapped in roofs, trees, rooftops, etc. But the wonderful thing is that people are helping each other hands. After the La Nina of excessive water tragedies here comes her counterpart El Nino phenomenon also called the dry spell of long months of no rainfalls at all. Drought is the problems of the farmers with the arrivals of billions black bugs in rice-fields. And destructive coconut beetles that ruin the copra industry. Snakes and serpents are starved and died in the midst of the field looking for cool places and rodents (mice) to eat. And some being killed by humans, I let them (snakes/serpents) go to live and eat those destroyers the mice and for balance of nature. Thanks, to some who knew cloud seeding by using silver iodide and dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide). Being industrious is the key in keeping small crops using water pumps or plant the riverside area. In Utah, 19th century history Latter Day Saints or Mormon Pioneers turned this desert to bloom like a rose. Because of their unity, perseverance and faith they did it. They made Salt Lake City famous and progressive. By 2002 they hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic edition. I love planting in my free time despite of El Nino phenomenon. I do water my plants twice a day. Last year is my first time to saw hail storm or rain of ice in a minute then came a thunderstorm. Global Warming cause by Greenhouse Effect. That stared in time of Industrial Revolution that emitted tons of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbon in atmosphere. Plus the natural volcanic eruptions and weapons of war adds in the thinning of the ozone layer. We can help by tree planting and following some tips on how to prevent global warming. During the dry spell on El Nino some houses, building and forest are accidentally on fire. Our body needs more water and take a bath to prevent illness. Have a great day!


Oldest Basketball Postcard in RP

This is the oldest basketball post card in the Philippines. 1910 Girls Basketball Game in Dagupan (now Dagupan City) province of Pangasinan.

Happy Birthday the KID !!!



Alma Grace a gorgeous mother sent me this wonderful health tips.
Happy birthday to Mark Back !!!
The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are the main cause.
2. Not urinating in the morning.
3. Too much eating.
4. Skipping breakfast.
5. Consuming too much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and
artificial sweetener.
7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce
cooking oil use when frying,which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver.
Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have
to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to "schedule."


Evening at 9 - 11pm : is the time for eliminating unnecessary/toxic
chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes).This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.

Evening at 11pm - 1am : is the detoxification process in the liver,
and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1 - 3am : detoxification process in the gall, also
ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5am : detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there
will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 - 7am : detoxification in the colon, you should empty your

Morning 7 - 9am : absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you
should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier,
before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very
beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip
breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to
eat breakfast late until 9 - 10am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of
removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.