Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Bewitching Swirls of Non-Dairy Creamers

It’s been a very great day!
How ‘bout a cup of your favorite coffee or tea?

What a great way to perk up your morning just by admiring and savoring those creamy and dreamy swirls on your cup?  Swirls that looks like a wonderful work of art inside your cup swaying on top of your favorite morning beverage.  Swirls that can make a smile on your face and spark up an inspiration for you today.

But many coffee and tea lovers cannot drink up without having a swirl or tip in dashes of that white creamery powder on top of their favorite drink.  But many does not really know the mystery behind those bewitching swirls and was more fascinated by the looks and the perky-like taste it brings to its partner beverage making it inseparable and routine to go almost every time you indulge in them.

Why non-dairy?
You probably have lactose intolerance or a practicing Vegan that made you choose a non-dairy creamer to go with your coffee.  Lactose is a type of sugar normally found in milk that the body normally cannot digest easily.  And if you are a Vegan, its basic that non-dairy creamer will not go against your conviction of abhorring products and food ingredients that do not come from an animal killed to extract the food you are about to eat .

Dairy-free you say?
 But do you know those so called ‘non-dairy’ creamer are not really what they seem to be.  The milky and swirly texture effects of most coffee creamers are due to the milkfat or the so called sodium caseinate protein contained in them derived from the mammary glands of milking cows.  Other common flavor additives include corn syrup, vanilla and hazelnut.

What can go bad?

Creamy creamer?  Think again!  Some non-dairy creamers claims a haven of cream comparable to the likeness of real milk in taste and texture once added to your beverage.  But this isn’t always the case.  The truth is dairy milk is the original and non-dairy creamer is just actually an oxymoron to mimic the real and original.  Vegetable oils like palm or coconut oils were improved to mimic the creamy milky look and the somewhat degree of flavors.  But almost everyone can tell the obvious difference no matter what.
Add-ons to mimic the taste and consistency.  Additives like food flavors and food colors go into the commercial products to mimic dairy-like closeness.  And to top it all, even labels got creative dressing to go with the marketing and advertising of the product.  Product labels such as coffee whiteners, coffee enhancer, organic, etc. camouflage the additives description as part of the commercialism campaigns.
Calorie count boosters.   If you’re coffee addict and on a diet, drinking black coffee may count as an almost no calorie drink habit but if you put on non-dairy creamer as an add-on, the counter reverts back the fat and calorie reading.  If you’re used calculating your caloric intake, you will surely find out the risk on the serving portions of your regular indulgence by just the mere look on the table of ingredients on the label of the product.  Be careful not to fall on the pit of those calorie booster creamers.

Watch out for bad cholesterol inhibitors.  Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or trans-fatty acids are bad cholesterol from unsaturated fats like the ones coming from industrially produced vegetable fats.  Over the limit consumption can lead to the risk of serious diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.  Ideally, one should not consume no more than 2 grams in a day.  Again, examining the label of your creamer can greatly help your risk of letting these synthetic additives and harmful inhibitors in your body.

Fireball in your creamer.   Did you know that the popular TV program Mythbusters who once experimented on the Mentos-Diet Coke combination, also did a similar explosive demonstration using powdered non-dairy creamer as an ignition medium?  Watched the video below, as a large packed powdered creamer was put into cannon and created a massive fireball.   Don’t worry though if you are just on the small spoonful habit.

It may be bad news for people who have lactose intolerance to cream their coffee and tea with real dairy milk, but best is not to put those white snow-like powders at all and savor the rich flavor of real coffee or tea.  Equally important is making the habit of reading the label of whatever food products you will eat and keep away from substance and ingredients that could be explosively risky to your health.  Be aware and be healthy safe in your everyday food indulgence for a better wellbeing.

Creamer Cannon

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Roaring Passion of Women in Metal Horses

The infatuation begins…
Just like anybody who can be infatuated and obsessed with anything, today’s women are trying to get that feeling how most men have fancied over their big buddies… their big bikes!
Yes, women can also get more close and intimate with having their own metal horse buddies.  And it’s an infatuation and fun factor that most women can never get enough with once their journey together begins.

Debunking the myth.

People don’t exactly understand that a motorbike does not favor a gender.  The perception that only males and men have the prerogative and privilege riding the modern metal horse has been outgrown naturally over the years.   Simply because riding one was a most favorable activity for productivity in getting things done around.  That motorcycle riding does not consider sexuality to get into it. We are in the era where productivity over things was preferable over genders, race and sexuality so long as we all practice safety and caution.  Long gone were those branding lores that bikers were just road scums and dirt catchers.

Freedom on two wheels.
The ecstatic feeling of riding with the wind on your face was simply euphoric as adrenalin rushes and gushes within you. The freedom of riding through the wind was an instant stress relief and a social life changer as the scenes around comes into a kaleidoscope like dimension.  It’s an absolute freedom on two wheels!

Best friend forever.

Once you and your metal horse get to know each other, the camaraderie begins and you will soon find yourself wrapped up with each other like bosom buddies as long as you want.  Like a true friend, the feeling may even be excruciating once you part ways or when the time comes you need to retire it after some time.

Have you ridden your buddy today?

Wanna brag to us the experience and what made your metal horse that unique and beautiful.  Comments and replies are most welcome.  Please feel free to talk about your buddies with us.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Kids Podcasts Are Defining the Future of the Next Generation

Kids as young as you can imagine have already dominating the social media circles using one of today’s effective ways to capture and communicate to their audience.  And parents before they knew it has been seeing their kids as a self-made celebrity on their own.

Their kind of game.

If you think your kids would like to stick with their toy cars, dolls and puzzle blocks, well think again.  You might want to check on them via Twitter, YouTube or Facebook trending and getting viral with podcasts of their own.  Podcasting is something so very appealing to them showing off their natural and adorable celebrity sides.
Aside from playing, today’s kids love to be on camera live streaming how they unboxed their toys or show off their talents singing or dancing.   For them, a cellphone or computer means streaming rather than just for calling or taking snapshots.   Podcasting their activities is their new kind of game.

New generation of entertainment.

 As we near the 21st century and the ever advancing level of technology, not only the grown-ups are the ones benefitting from the new technology in communicating and socializing.  Even kids and preschoolers are raving to get viral online with their very own share of entertainment.
Kids are awesome celebrity.

Given the right motivation and materials, kids are instant awesome celebrity!  No matter what subject or topic you give them.  Once they knew it will be something to be streamed online, their natural candid personality show off spontaneously throughout the podcast.   You might be surprised at how they can sometimes project and drive the audience in awe.

An activity that opens bright opportunities.
Kids who are introduced to podcasting at their early years have far greater benefits that lie ahead of them than those kids nurtured using traditional methods.  Adding podcasting to kids regular activities not only helps in developing their physical and mental abilities but likewise offer bright opportunities for them once the streaming gets live.  Imagine endless possibilities not only for them but you as well.  It can certainly improve life chances for the best.

Do you have kids? 
Why not let them be a star not only on your eyes but the whole world instead?  Comments and replies are always a delight.  Just pitch and fill in below and we’ll share more about them. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

9-Year Old Fil-Am Angelica Hale Shines As the Next Whitney Houston in America's Got Talent

Whitney Houston might be probably singing along as a nine-year old sang a cover version of her song The Greatest Love of All at the annual conference of the Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Orlando, Florida in March 2016.  (Watch Angelica's performance via the Youtube video we've provided below.

But, Angelica does not stop wowing her audience just last Tuesday with her powerhouse voice when she faced the judges of America's Got Talent singing flawlessly Alicia Keys' Girl on Fire.  Judge Chris Hardwick had no choice but to give her the golden buzzer as he yells, "You are the chosen one!"    

A miracle child herself, Angelica have undergone a kidney transplant donated by her own mother, Filipina Eva Bolando at age 4 after battling  with double pneumonia that made her kidney stopped working and put her on life support in the hospital's pediatric intensive care unit (ICU), as relayed by her father James.

Watched Angelica's exceptional talent on the Youtube videos below.

The author who is a fellow Filipino wholeheartedly supports talents like her as I wish and pray for her complete wellness and her wish to share her exceptional talent and become a superstar like Whitney Houston. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Top Crucial Costs Often Overlooked by Startups & Small Businesses

Many businesses especially startups and small enterprises  due to their excitement and overconfidence are often caught unaware on some of the most unexpected costs yet essential expenditures in starting and operating businesses. If you are an entrepreneur who wanted a hassle free and smooth sailing operations, these costs should be well placed and taken cared for especially during the onset and building up your enterprise. Many businesses tend to focus most on the product or services that the enterprise is going to offer and how to grow and penetrate the market productively. But before you can hit your dream target get to the top to open the Pandora’s Box so wanted by many in the industry.  There are costs that many businesses have missed and often taken for granted. Costs that are essential to make every business start on the right track. As a rule of thumb for most startups, setting aside a budget of at least 20% of your projected revenue might act as a protective cushion to cover these costs. Take a look and carefully consider them for they are truly essential for the business operations to go further and take your business to the next level.

Insurance.  Risks are given aspects in our everyday lives and businesses likewise are not spared. A significant part and example of these risks is the so-called ‘public liability’ which covers your business the risk from being sued by any public person or entity while your business operates.

Business permits, taxes & licenses. A must for every business yet many startups and small businesses have skipped in the planning stage and early periods of operations. Due to the excitement and eagerness by some entrepreneurs to open up and start their business operation, their focus on the hassles of securing proper business permits, licenses and other government mandatories must have slipped unto their minds. But paper and paperworks must be done on the onset and better before the start of the business operation.

Professional Fees. These are professional fees necessary during the setting up of your business. Legal fees to cover business incorporation as well as accounting consultancy fees for setting up and initial planning of the business. These professionals might prove to be beneficial especially on tasks not within your capacity, too difficult and often time consuming.

Industry Association Dues.  Joining trade associations especially for startups and small time businesses not only gives your business some perks enjoyed by members of the industry.  Building your empire means associating and meeting up a lot of members in the industry that can pave way in opening potential opportunities to play it big in the industry.  Learning and gaining all the facets of the business through the techniques and trading knowledge from other members of the business industry to which your business belong with will help make your product or service penetrate largely into the market and gain positive productivity.

Product Shrinkages & Pilferage.  Unless the product you cater are shrink-free, irreplaceable and need not be replenished, entrepreneurs should earmarked value of goods for replacement or repair the stocks and inventories as well as pilferages and product downsize.

Repairs & Maintenance. While it may be true that you have invested your business with an all new materials and properties. The fact remain that these business tangible assets will be subject to wear and tear as well as depletion. Thus, a value must be set aside to answer at least to maintain and repair the business assets and properties.

Contingencies & Emergencies. Forces of nature and other unexpected business disasters may come. Setting aside a value on the feasible or sound cost of incidences like fire, calamities and other natural disasters could not only save human lives but the life of the business as well. There could be appropriate insurance packages to settle them but it is every entrepreneur’s wise move if a fund will be set aside for such purpose to avoid seeking out funds by loans or borrowing which could only add up to the liabilities of the company. The rule of thumb is not to expect their occurrence but plan and set aside a fund to handle emergencies without disrupting the normal operation of the business.

Social Mandatories. One of the most overlooked and have been the subject of many issues due to controversies are the so-called social charges which consists of the employees’ social securities, taxes and employee benefits. It was the law of every land that workers and employees must be accorded with and set aside expenses to cover their social security, health or welfare fees. It is a fact that businesses thrive and operate not only due to the product or services they offer but primarily because workers and employees delivering these products and services to the public and the consumer.
Employee Turnover.  Ideally most entrepreneurs will seek and hire a roster of employees that would most likely stay as long as the business operates. But nothing really lasts forever. And just like the company’s tangible assets, its employees can also be expected to come and go due to a variety of valid reasons. Thus, entrepreneurs must see to it that its human resource team must be well equipped with able personnel or in-charge to augment lacking workforce to avoid disruption of the business operation.

Technology. Every enterprise must be aware that to be able to thrive and compete with other business enterprise. Necessary upgrading with the current trends not only for technological advancement but most of all as a means to efficiently perform business functions and operations.

There might still be other random costs that will come as the business go along its operations. Setting up a budget is a wise decision to act as cushion for these unexpected defrayments. But, initially accomplishing these top crucial costs mostly overlooked by startups and small businesses will not only help augment expenses as part of the costs involved in the ordinary run of the business but will likewise set the business on the RIGHT TRACK and help entrepreneurs have that worry free and hassle free business initiation.