pizza and lasagna in greenwich

greenwich pizza is a top pizza and pasta chain in the philippines. I’m really inlove with their lasagna so much ❤️ 

  

friends having a drink 😊 

while waiting for our pizza and lasagna we just have selfie in a bit.

  

the place were relaxing. We are here at Greenwich la union branch near jollibee 2. 

 

finally, lasagna is served. just wow! can’t resists to eat much! yum! 

 

here’s what we ordered. 😊 makes our tummy full. burp! 

thumbs up to greenwich and their staffs! kudos ❤️

-jaymee 

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slim on summer

preppin’ for Summer 

Prepping for your summer holiday can be a time-consuming affair. From self-tanning to dropping a few pounds, there is a seemingly never-ending list of beautifying tasks to tick off before you feel ready to hit the beach.

By starting preparations now and following our expert guide on what to do and when, you’ll be ready for your holiday in no time.

Spring’s bright and sunny days are only an added reminder that summer is just around the corner. But before you start spending hours at the gym and starving yourself to shed the winter weight, read on to discover some great weight loss tips to turn heads with your new and sexy, bikini body.

Lazy Day in the Warm Sun

  1. Eat five times per day. Okay this doesn’t mean chow down five full meals in one day. Space out your recommended calories with three normal meals and two snacks. For instance, have breakfast (within one hour of waking or after a morning workout), lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and one more evening snack. This will speed up your metabolism and prevent your body from going into starvation mode, which causes the body to store fat for future energy.
  2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water, and only water, every day. Cut out all those sugary soft drinks and juices and load up on water. Not only will you save money, cut a large amount of unnecessary sugar from your diet and facilitate fat metabolism, you will end up eating less because water fills you up. So before you devour your long-awaited lunch, chug a full glass of water.
  3. Interval train to save time and burn more fat. Don’t spend hours at the gym to get in shape, switch to interval training for better results and less time on your cardio machine. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, more calories are burned in short, high intensity exercises. Studies have shown that interval training can help “increase your metabolism, burn calories from fat and carbohydrates, and keep burning calories long after you finish exercising.” For instance, if you like to run for your cardio workout, try alternating jogging and sprinting in two-minute increments. You’ll be surprised at how fast the time goes by compared to your old, long and slow endurance routine.
  4. Exercise as soon as you wake up.Before you raid the refrigerator for breakfast, try squeezing in a morning workout. This is the optimal time to burn fat instead of carbohydrates because your body has been fasting throughout the night, creating a depletion of glycogen (stored carbohydrate) and lower blood sugar. Plus, if you exercise in the morning, you not only burn fat during your workout but at an accelerated rate for hours after.
  5. Choose wheat instead of white. It’s no secret that whole grain/wheat is healthier than white bread. But how can this help you lose weight?Whole grain and whole wheat carbs contain much more fiber than white carbs. This magical ingredient suppresses your appetite, increases your rate of digestion and improves intestinal health. So stop by your nearest Trader Joe’s, where everything from pasta to pizza dough can be found in whole wheat/grain.
  6. Stretch every day. How do you think dancers and avid yoga practitioners stay so slim? Stretching helps elongate our muscles so us females don’t “bulk up.” If you exercise, be sure to stretch for at least half the time of your workout.
  7. “It takes fat to burn fat.” Sounds like an oxymoron, but actually “good fats”(monounsaturated fats), which are found in olive oil, avocados, nuts and omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, help control your insulin levels, slow down carbohydrates rate of entry into the blood stream and sends a signal to your brain to stop eating. This doesn’t mean scarf down a pound of guacamole for lunch. Use these “good fats” as meal condiments and take a fish oil or omega-3 supplement every day.
  8. Eat Breakfast! A common misconception is to skip breakfast to cut daily calories. But actually, studies show that those who eat breakfast actually weigh less than those who skip. According to Meal Matter nutrition, “when you skip breakfast, your metabolic rate slows down and your blood sugar drops. As a result, you become hungry and have less energy. This sets you up to impulsively snack in the morning – often on high-fat sweets – or to eat extra servings or bigger portions at lunch or dinner.When you eat breakfast, your body feels nourished and satisfied, making you less likely to overeat the rest of the day.”
  9. Eat these sweets, consume less sugar. With an all-new and creative caffeinated drink coming out each season, coffee has become more of a liquid dessert than an energy booster. If you’re not a fan of plain coffee or green tea, choose Starbucks’ Skinny Latte, which contains only 90 calories, zero grams of fat and uses sugar-free syrup. For your cookie cravings, try South Beach Diet’s cookies and meal bars. These are not only delicious, but have little to no grams of sugar and are low in calories.
  10. Take home leftovers when dining out. It’s hard to diet when there are so many delicious Valley eateries serving up mouth-watering, and practically euphoric dishes. Don’t feel bad, just be sure to take at least 1/3 of it home for later.

jaymee

ups and downs in life

Ups and Downs in Life

I was floating on a cloud of utter joy, blissfully unaware of the personal challenges and surprises that were about to hit me in the coming month.

While I had fantasized over the telling of what has happened over the past month, it quickly became obvious that the toughest part of my job is the potential of disclosing too much about my personal life, thus invading the privacy of those closes to me. Despite the juiciness of the story, I’ve decided to leave most of the details private.

I contemplated on why I wanted to write about it, and it became clear to me that the essence of the story is that we are forever riding the ups and downs of life, and that sometimes when the downs get really down, we lose touch with reality. In those moments, all we need is hope and a gentle nudge to remind us that it is only temporary, and that the highs are not far away.

Bringing In the Light

“…With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves,
and your true power emerges – the power of presence.
Instead of blaming the darkness you bring in the light.

~ Ekhart Tolle, from A New Earth

What Did I Learn?

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An article isn’t complete without the lessons learned. The following is a selected set of lessons I’ve learned through my experience in the past:

  • Fluidity of Life – Life is always fluid. The unexpected and even unimaginable can and does happen at anytime. And all things, scenarios, events can shift their course at any time: from bad to good, from good to bad. There is no good or bad, there just is. Surrendering to whatever that happens, without placing unnecessary importance or investing excessive emotions holds the key to lasting happiness. At any moment, we have the choice to choose bliss, to see the light. Surrender to rigid thinking and choose to live a conflict free life.
  • Our Need to Blame – Blaming leads to nowhere, except temporary fulfillment for the ego. Yet, the ego does not stay fulfilled and will seek out more and more pain. Any kind of blaming thoughts, words, or accusations are ego-filling, unproductive and lead to our own suffering, even if they are “reasonably” justified.
  • Unconscious Actions – When we are in an unconscious state of mind (high TPS – thoughts per second), the survival instinct in our brain tells us to take unconscious actions with great urgency and conviction. These actions when taken, always lead to more unconsciousness and are rarely helpful.
  • The Mind’s Reality – Our mind always makes unknown situations worse than they actually are. Its goal is to dwell on pain and problems. Often when we find out the truth, we feel instantly relieved that the “reality” of events wasn’t as bad as what we had imagined.
  • Building Intensity – All my frustration and inner suffering really has a purpose and benefit: they build the intensity in me that further encourages me to break free from the inner conflicts, and to rise out a more conscious being established in Joy.
  • The Pain Body – When a person is established and reacts out of their pain body, they are no longer themselves, and we should not measure or judge their character based on when they are in this state. Recognize when they are in their pain body and detach from any painful feelings it may trigger in you. The pain body feeds on pain – its own pain and on other people’s pain. Whenever hurtful words are uttered and actions are taken, identify where they are coming from; likely, they will be coming from the pain body.
  • Seek to Understand, Drop Self Pity – When others behave in ways that you are not happy with, drop the self-pity story, bring in compassion, and try to understand why they are behaving in certain ways toward you. There is always a reason. Often times, we’re so wrapped up in defending ourselves and making our own side be understood that we fail to truly see things from other people’s perspective, and we miss the chance to heal others and ourselves.
  • Everything is Auspicious – No matter how bad things seem there is always a reason that contributes positively towards us. There always exists an incredible gift in any “bad” situation, trust that you are always being taken care of by the protective arms of Existence.

Parting Words

When things get low, do all that you can to come back to your center, and remember that you are a luminous and empowered being. You have the power and choice to bring the light into any situation that may appear dark.

No matter how unfair a situation may present itself, remaining in self-pity, blame and resentment will only hurt ourselves, and draws us deeper into that darkness. In fact, we only have two choices – to remain in darkness or to bring in the light. You have the choice to prolong the suffering, or to end it and move on.

Regardless of what is happening, the ups and downs of life will continue to prevail. And resisting to the down times will only delay the coming of the up times. Next time you hit a down time, remember that it is only temporary, focus on what can be learned, trust that it is the best thing that could happen to you right now, and know with certainty that the up time is just around the corner.

missjaymeeannesafran

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I wish to have this on my wedding but I dont know when, where, who is my lucky groom. But One thing I wished for, my atty 😍❤️ hes the man I can look forward too, man who can makes me happy, man who can relieve my stress, man who understands me, man who has lot of patience, man who is responsible enough, man who is kind, man that can be my bestfriend, he’s my everything 😍 my man who loves to travel.. 👍 man who is sweet in words and actions.. howd I wish he will be and I hope my mom and dad will eventually like him.. even my family members, and relatives.. All I know is I love him and he loves me too He treats me as If I am a Queen. 👑 

Starbucks

starbucks-secret-menu-drinks  e secrets behind the menu of Starbucks but I researched on that. here as follows:

credits : http://jolt24.com/2013/09/04/35-secret-starbucks-drinks-you-didnt-know-you-could-order/

35 Secret Starbucks Drinks You Didn’t Know You Could Order

Most people don’t know this, but Starbucks has a secret menu created by dedicated baristas and enthusiastic customers. It’s not listed anywhere, and most of the drinks are region specific. But if you know the recipe–you can ask for them anywhere!

Ever notice custom frappuccino suggestions scrawled on blackboards in the store, with a barista’s name as the creator? That’s where these come from! Some of these have become popular and wide-spread, but you should know the recipe as asking for a drink by name will NOT be familiar to almost all baristas.

Please be respectful to your Baristas; none of these items are on the actual menu, and are instead creations/customizations by enthusiastic customers and baristas from throughout the world. If you’d like a drink you see here, don’t ask for it by name; ask for it by the recipe! And please be mindful of seasonal ingredients in some of the drinks when that is noted.

1. Caramel Apple Frappuccino

Caramel Apple Frapp - 35 Secret Starbucks Drinks You Didn't Know You Could Order
This one can taste like caramel dipped apples, or even like a slice of cinnamon-scented apple pie topped with caramel. Delicious! For a more pronounced caramel flavor, try ordering (if the caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino’s dark caramel is available):

  • Apple juice to the first line
  • Whole milk to the second line
  • Cream base (4 pumps for venti, 3 pumps grande, 2 pumps tall)
  • Dark caramel (3 pumps for venti, 2 pumps grande, and 1 pump for a tall)
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup (3 pumps for venti, 2 pumps grande, and 1 pump for a tall)
  • Caramel ribbon crunch pieces
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Get it with whipped cream and cinnamon dolce topping

If that seems like too much caramel for you, try asking for:

  • Cream base to the first line
  • Apple juice to the second line
  • Caramel syrup (2 pumps for venti, 1.5 pumps grande, and 1 pump tall)
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup (2 pumps for venti, 1.5 pumps grande, and 1 pump tall)

2. Orange Creamsicle Frappuccino

Orange Creamsicle - 35 Secret Starbucks Drinks You Didn't Know You Could Order
Orange and vanilla go so well together. What’s not to like? When summertime refreshers are available, try ordering a Valencia orange refresher blended with the vanilla bean frappuccino base. Whipped cream on top goes well here. Very simple to order, but only available seasonally.

For other times of the year, try asking for:

  • Orange mango juice to the first line
  • Milk (soy, dairy, whatever you prefer) to the second line
  • Cream base (4 pumps for a venti, 3 pumps grande, and 2 pumps for a tall)
  • Classic syrup (4 pumps for a venti, 3 pumps grande, and 2 pumps for a tall)
  • Scoop of ice, then blended together
  • Get it with whipped cream on top

3. Nutella Frappuccino

Nutella Frapp - 35 Secret Starbucks Drinks You Didn't Know You Could Order
For the numerous Nutella lovers out there, order:

  • Coffee frappuccino
  • Hazelnut syrup (1.5 pumps for venti, 1 pump for a grande, half a pump for tall)
  • Mocha syrup (3 pumps for venti, 2 pumps for a grande, 1 for tall)
  • Whipped cream blended in

Top it with whipped cream and/or caramel if you so desire.

4. Spiced Apple Chai

Spiced Apple Chai - 35 Secret Starbucks Drinks You Didn't Know You Could Order
This one is delicious and simple to order. You can have it either hot or iced. It tastes like a spiced apple cider, and it’s very refreshing when iced. I’ve actually been able to just ask for an iced/hot apple chai at most places and the baristas know what to do, but I’ve run into a few locations where they’re a little confused.

If the barista is unfamiliar, just tell them it’s a chai infusion in apple juice after asking for it hot or iced. That’s how most ring it up on the register, too–although I’ve also seen some do a chai latte minus milk and with apple juice, which will be a bit more expensive. It varies depending on location. Try it with caramel drizzle and whipped cream on top if you’re getting it hot.

5. Mint Chocolate Chip Frapuccino

Mint Chocolate Chip Frapp - 35 Secret Starbucks Drinks You Didn't Know You Could Order
You can try this flavor a number of ways. Our favorite is a mocha frappuccino with peppermint syrup (number of pumps according to your taste) and java chips blended in! You could also try:

  • A green tea frappuccino
  • Peppermint syrup (1-4 pumps, adjust for taste and size)
  • And java chips (1-4 scoops)

Alternatively:

  • A green tea frappuccino
  • Java chips
  • Mocha syrup (3 pumps for a venti, 2 for grande, and 2 for tall)
  • Peppermint syrup (2 pumps for a venti, 1 pump for grande and tall)

If the green tea is too strong, just ask for less green tea powder in the future. Find out which combination is your favorite!

6. Peach Ring Tea

Peach Ring Tea - 35 Secret Starbucks Drinks You Didn't Know You Could Order
Remember those sugary circular peach ring candies? This reminds us of those. Make sure it’s summertime and refreshers are available.
Ask for:

  • Half Valencia orange refresher and half passion tea
  • No water
  • Peach syrup (6 pumps for trenta, 5 for venti, 3 for grande, and 2 for tall)

7. Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

Caramel Snickerdoodle - 35 Secret Starbucks Drinks You Didn't Know You Could Order
This one is reminiscent of a caramel covered snickerdoodle cookie. Ask for an iced soy caramel macchiato, upside down (this makes it so the flavors blend together better) with vanilla syrup (2 pumps for venti, 1.5 for grande, and 1 for tall) and cinnamon dolce syrup (2 pumps venti, 1.5 grande, and just one for tall).