Melamine dinnerware, but melamine milk?

News has it that some baby milk made in China are contaminated with melamine, a resin used for many plastic applications like dinnerware, plastic cups, table tops, etc., and these babies are now found to have medical problems involving their renal or kidney systems. These milk in powdered form is said to have been recalled was manufactured or processed in China, specifically, Gansu province by a company called Sanlu and is part-owned by Fontera a New Zealand company. Melamine was also said to have caused some pet foods also made from China to be recalled from U.S. supermarket counters back in 2007. From what I understand, melamine contains a protein derivative which was what was added to these infant formula. Is this now what we can call maximum product efficiency? To mix chemical substitutes to provide maximum cost efficiency? My mother used to own a small eatery and she used melamine dinner plates. At that time, and ignorant of its ill-effects, I already questioned its suitabilit

Rugs In Your Home? Why Not

I never tire talking about home furnishings. Maybe in my previous life I was a struggling interior designer. Be it face to face or by way of photographs and websites, I just love looking at beautiful furniture, those elegant home decor; uniquely simple but functional kitchen designs; floral and vegetable garden patches in the home; and last but not the least dazzlingly designed rugs. No, I don't really covet them. I just love to look. They always evoke a warm and happy feeling. Talk about rugs. They have been my most favorite items for the house - always add structure and warm ambiance for a small place, but at the same time defy space limitations, just like area rugs . On the other hand, rugs add a homey and cozy feeling for wide and open areas like hotels or office buildings. Can you imagine them without these rugs in their rooms and lobbies? How dry could that be? My home is over the top when it comes to rugs. My partner just can't live without them. We have them everywhere,

I Love Your Blog Award from Mommawannabe

I received this I Love Your Blog Award from a good friend mommawannabe .This is my first blog award ever and I am so delighted,happy and quite giddy :-) Thank you very much Jade. I love your blog too. And now I have to pass this on to some of my blogging friends. ***start copy*** The rules of the award are: 1. The winner can put the logo on her blog. 2. Link the person you received your award from. 3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs. 4. Put links of those blogs on yours. 5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you have nominated. Previous awardees: Mabelle, Prily, Ate Norma, I Love Philippines Too, Shenga, Nova, WebbieStuffs, Nancy, Webloglearner, Pinay Wahm, and My So Called Life, Let's Spice Things Up, Beauty and Shop, Idealpinkrose, allin, kimchiland, Korean Food, The Paper Vision, Embrace Simplicity, Me and Mine, A Window To Our World, A Grateful Heart, Can of Thoughts, A Mother's Stuff, Housewife @ Work, MommaWannabe ibanag cooking ADD YOUR LINKS HERE. *** end copy*** An

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August Top Droppers

For Entrecard. I try to give thanks every end of each month to entrecarders who take the time to include my blog as one of their ec stops. Thanks so very much as always and may your tribe increase. 1. d positive side 2. a second cup 3. a taste of both worlds 4. the super goddess 5. smarter than grade 5 6. pink hues 7. cape town news 8. think nonsense 9. blog deleted 10. chuva chaka Cheers!

Bed Weather

To digress a bit about our current heat insulation problems at home, I have been wishing bed weather since I woke up early this morning. Not for me really, but for my son so he can sleep at ease and well. Which reminds me of cloudy and drizzling days spent with my partner, teasing each other about bed weather. Back when we were young, it meant conditions were ripe to laze around the bed, snuggle, joke, tumble and do romantic things. The bedroom served as our sanctuary where the bed titillated us to spend countless lustful hours together. Ahh, that seems just like yesterday. The time we spend on beds are actually some of the best moments in our life. I think, we spend almost fifty percent of our lives in bed, sleeping, if not resting or finding comfort behind the sheets, day after day after we finish our daily grind in the office. It is also in bed that most of us consumate the full expression of our love with our mates. And it is also perhaps, in that same bed that some of our c

Insulating our Attic

When we first moved to this place almost two months ago, we were informed that the attic can serve as the third room aside from the two others. It was also the major reason why we finally decided to take the place. Because in effect there were three 'rooms'. Our two sons still staying with us found it great that there was an attic and it was so spacious. During that time, it was always raining and whatever problems we already had then with the place didn't include heat in the attic. Today, as the days grew hotter, my son who occupies the attic finally realized that it is getting to be unbearable sleeping there. My son works at night and so therefore goes home every morning to have his much deserved, rest and sleep. Rest is difficult to attain and sleep is hard to find because of the heat. He told me yesterday that the attic, which he personally chose to be his 'room' of comfort is unable to provide that at all. Yup!!! No rain, no drizzle lately, if at all. He was a