29 June 2012

Collecting Art Pieces

Every individual has its own passion for things although men and women have different preferences. On a personal note, I can say that I am not the type of person who is very interested in collecting letters and greeting cards from family and friends. I believe written thoughts are priceless. On the other hand, my partner is the one who I can say has an eye for any kind art particularly in beautiful paintings. He is actually an artist in his own right and with proper training and practice; he would surely shine in this field.

Although he is passionate about art given with the busy schedule he is juggling every day, he finds it difficult to even hold a pencil to draw or sketch anything. To keep his interest alive, he settles in collecting art pieces for himself. For his collection to grow, he needs a broader source be it locally or internationally. While searching online, he learned about lds paintings from an online art store. The store offers a wide collection of art pieces. The assortment is so wide that it is not just limited to paintings but they also have jewelries and inspirational items as well.

He was so excited while telling me about his new found “friend”. He even takes note of the art pieces he is planning to buy. I can sense that it is going to cost us a lot spending some bucks for his collection but I think that he deserves it and it is all worth it. After all, I am just glad that he is spending his money on something valuable. He truly intends to increase his collection because he wanted to develop a tradition among his children and eventually cultivate among them the sense of love and interest with all forms of art.

24 June 2012

Budget Home Designs

Good home design is about creating a safe haven where family flourishes among safe and secure environment and a place to relax. It is possible to materialize this even on a tight budget as long as you know how to utilize or recycle things and use them in many extraordinary ways.

The use of a minimalist concept will help utilize the space in a more artistic way even if only a few items are used as decors like simple paintings that compliments the existing wall color would suffice. A change of color tone on the old crown moldings may also enhance the look of a small space without spending way over the budget.

17 June 2012

The Hobbyist in Me

Hobbyist, in my own terms I would like to call myself as one. I have a lot of interest that would really allow my mind to relax and just enjoy the moment every time I’m indulged in my hobbies. I love to paint (most of my works I've given away as gifts), well I have a few collection of my works but not as many as the art collections of some famous painters and collectors around. I’m an aquarist, I love to collect a certain type of freshwater fish which is from the cichlid family. I love to collect scale models of vintage cars (1:15 scale), I love to collect shot glasses from places I've been to. Some people say that it’s just a waste of time and money not to mention the space that it’s going to occupy in the house, but to me this is my way of letting the steam off from work and the stresses in everyday toil.

09 June 2012

The Many Side Effect of Prohormones

Bodybuilding did not really exist prior to the late 19th century and during these times they build their muscles out of pure exercise for strength and form. They are using the help of fruits, vegetables and meat as their protein supplement to help sustain the rigors of muscle building and not relying on any steroids. That on the other hand is readily available and accessible to anyone who wants to use it.

Enhancing a hormones’ function could have a good or undesirable effect on the individual depending on the individual body’s reaction. The prohormones enhance the function of the already existing hormones in the body yet they don’t add hormones, whereas a steroid adds and that commonly causes the confusion. Many studies have shown that prohormones turn into anabolic hormones after an enzymatic process in the body and excess amount of it may lead to liver damage. And the kidneys are also susceptible to its side effects. It seems that there are just so many side effects of prohormones that in the long term use would lead into infertility and baldness.

While in females, prohormones may lead to increase in testosterone production and have some grotesque side effects like facial growth and deepening of the voice, making them sound like men. With the growing underlying side effects mentioned, I guess I’ll have another thought if I would recommend them to you. Just like the mystery that surrounds the alleged use of performance enhancing drugs by Manny Pacquiao which enables him to jump several weight classes. But nobody knows who is telling the truth and you will be the judge of who is dirty and who is not.

And so it would still be better to stick to the traditional ways of enhancing one’s physique in a natural ways. No short cuts, as they say nature is nurture.