First Week of September
We are coming to the end of another! September was quickly flying by, and also is marking the beginning of a new season. School began, yearly check up and immunization shots done, and routine have been re-established.

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The internet is the greatest thing that ever invented. There are so many benefits that we can all derive from it, such as the ability to actually connect with someone who lives across the ocean, or a way to look for job, or the convenience of conducting all kind of business transactions online.

With its benefits, the virtual world is also a scary place with many bad things can happen. One of the most frightening moments was finding out your personal information has been compromised.

Yes, it happened! It happened to my oldest son just about six months ago. While he was at sea on a job, he found out that someone has been charging on his bank account in New York, racking up over 300 dollars in his name. He was beyond worry. Luckily, our bank was suspicious with the location where the charges were made and put a stop to it.

He called the bank, proved that he was on a job at sea, and the bank reversed the charges against his account. Needless to say, when you experienced something like this, it really is a horrible feeling, and it also begs the question: How hack friendly is your password?

He has only a month of break left at home, and out to sea he will go again. He told me that he recently likes LifeLock on Facebook, and is looking into protecting himself with their service. Since being at sea and at different places for the next six months, he would rather feel safe than deal with another mess.

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Marinate Flat Iron Steak
Ingredients:
  • 1 one pound beef flat iron steak
  • 2 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 4 bay leaves, break into pieces
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • Vegetable oil for brushing

Taking my car in for a regular oil change brought me nothing but trouble! It can never be just an oil change and have not failed me once yet. One thing or another, I ended having to get works done on my car.

Today was no different as my mechanic talked to me about injector pumps which for the life of me I don't know what it is.  He tried his best to explain to me that with fuel injected engine like my car, the purpose of the fuel injection system is to use an oil pump to deliver the high pressure oil to the electric unit injector. I think this was how I understood or my brain could process.

 I am lost after a lengthy conversation full with technical words. Therefore, I asked him to get to the bottom line, of course, it meant the total cost for the repair and the oil change.

I trust my mechanic and have been going to him for years. He suggested a few other problems, but knew that I was on a budget so we can delay those for the future!

When my car needs fixing, I am clueless to the terms or the nuts and bolts of this business. It makes me wonder how many people really know or understand what the mechanic is talking about?

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Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Variety of  Eggplants
At my local fruits and vegetables market, they carried three different types of eggplants: Asian eggplants, regular eggplants which come in big and small sizes, plus the round eggplants. The recipe I am about to share called for Asian eggplants, but I have used all three types, and the result was the same.

Red Sky
The morning begins very beautiful with the sun light in the horizon covered the sky in a reddish orange colors. With a gorgeous view like this, the sky commands a grateful thought.

Before I show you how to make this turmeric or saffron rice and shredded chicken salad, make sure you have a piece of cooked chicken breast, and a cup of chicken broth. If you don't have the broth, making it is easy.  Bring a pot of water to boil, season with salt and black pepper, then drop in your boneless, skinless chicken breast to cook until done.

Turmeric Rice
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