Effective Sunscreen

Summer is fun. We think of having picnics, go to camping, bright shorty shorts, colorful flip flops, bikinis, the beach, and the sun. We feel alive and always excited as we go along with our daily runs. Though we enjoy the bright sun this time of the year, we cannot avoid to be exposed to Ultraviolet lights of the sun. UVA lights from the sun can damage the skin that causes premature aging, sunburn, and even the risk of skin cancer. Thus, using skin protection like sunscreens reduces the possibility of the mentioned risks.

Coppertone is the sunscreen agent that I find very effective. I am using it over the years. It has the highest SPF level. The newest product is the Coppertone Ultraguard Continuous Spray. The level of SPF is 70+, no rub needed, and no mess too. It is worth having as you enjoy the beautiful sun.

In addition, here are some tips that might help to reduce skin damage and skin cancer.

  1. Minimize sun exposure at midday and between the hours of 10:00AM and 3:00PM. – I heard about this from the expert. Since the sun’s heat is at its peak during these times, over sun exposure is not advisable.
  2. Use lip balm with SPF 15 or higher every day of the year to protect your lips. – It will also help moisturize your lips.
  3. Do not be fooled by clouds. – Even if it is cloudy between the hours mentioned above, ultraviolet rays still penetrate the clouds.
  4. Reapply sunscreen every two hours as possible. – Some sunscreens states to be waterproof, they will be wiped off on a towel or even sweat.

We should always remember that prevention is better than cure.

Criteria for Choosing a Mate

I got a tag from Naomi, a Filipina friend in South Carolina, this evening (June 9). This is something about what criteria does a man or a woman is searching for choosing a mate and partner for life.

Every individual has his own standards, high or low. When you found someone who, you feel will be the one to spend the rest of your life with, the big decision is yours. The most important is that, both parties have thought about what kind of relationships they are getting into. I think you know what I mean.

It is normal to have some standards. But mine are simple and I would like to share them with you. What’s yours?

My Top 5 Criteria

  1. God fearing
  2. Sensible
  3. Good-looking
  4. Affectionate
  5. Easy to please

I appreciate Naomi for sharing me this tag. On the other hand, I would like to pass this tag to Cacais50, Enday, Vhi

Free Paper

June 7, 2008 – It’s Saturday. As usual, Steve and I drove out of town for a weekend visit to our house for sale in Nevada. We stopped by at Denny’s for breakfast. I saw a free reading material and I decided to get one since it’s about one and a half hour drive to the house. I don’t want to get bored and sleepy inside the Chevrolet Silverado truck. Besides, eating a heavy breakfast makes us sleepy.

Anyways, the free paper I got is called the Coffee News. I found out that this single-sheet reading material is the large publication worldwide. Distributions are done every week here in Forth Worth. It contains news articles, upcoming events (in the city), and ads that are printed in a 11×17 sheet of paper (front and back), and it has new editions weekly. In fact, it has horoscope and humor section too! It is really someting to read.

I looked up in the horoscope section and here’s the read:

Libra“You really put your heart and efforts into helping others now. A generous spirit is brougth forth in you, nurturing to your close relationships.” (for Steve)
Aquarius“This is a very good time to go to the theater or social gathering. You will want to see beautiful things and exchange pleasantries with others.” (for me)

Well, Steve’s horoscope is kind of right somehow. He has been busy with work this week and comes home late. Mine? Amazing! A Filipina friend invited me to a Pool Party in Plano and Steve’s going to drive me there in the afternoon.

Horoscope Source, Fort Worth-Cityview Edition
Vol. 2, No. 22 for June 9, 2008