Happy New Year To All!!!
Authored by Leandro Delgado

The other day when I was watching shows on our http://www.directstartv.com/localchannels/Texas/T/Thornton/, I noticed how many of them right now about fairy tales. There are two main ones that I can think of off the top of my head. When I first heard about the shows, I thought they were way too similar. I really did not understand how both of them could be on air at the same time if they were so similar. When I finally watched parts of both of them, I realized that they are pretty different. One of them is like a fairy tale version of C.S.I. where werewolves and other characters take part in a crime, thriller type of story line. I have not watched all that much, so I may be wrong on that one, but the other I spent a little more time watching. It is called Once Upon a Time. At first, I really thought it was cheesy. It has two story lines: one is reality and one is the fairy tale life. I kept wondering which was supposed to be real when I watched the show. That is sort of fun in a way. I am always trying to figure out what is real. It is fun to do and more interactive than some shows.
We love eating Filipino dishes and good thing I know how to cook those foods, we get to eat our favorites here at home.  It still feels different eating those foods here because some ingredients are not easily available therefore the true authentic taste is quite hard to achieve.  Though Asian stores have almost everything you'll need, going to those stores isn't as convenient as well.

There are times when we get the craving to eat Filipino foods so what we do is to drive somewhere to get it.  One of our favorite place to eat is Gerry's grill though it is quite a drive going there.  There's also Red Ribbon where we love eating the dinuguan and fresh lumpia.  Just mentioning all those makes me crave already!  Previously we ate in Goldilock's and the food selection there was awesome.  So many to choose from and we were so happy with the dishes we ordered.  It felt like eating right back home.


It's good that there are restaurants almost all over here in the bay area specializing on Pinoy foods.  In San Francisco there's this Kababayan Filipino Restaurant serving such yummy foods.  It's in the Mission street, one of the oldest and known place for great restaurants.  The Kababayan has all those foods every Filipino would want to eat though the only thing is they only accept cash payments.  No debit or credit cards if you wish to get some foods there. 
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 roasted turkey with rosemary, garlic & mushroom
Thank You to all who remembered us on Thanksgiving!
Carpet is one of the most common floor finish here in US.  It's very normal to see a whole house or apartment units fully carpeted.  Nothing wrong with that though maintenance wise, it needs frequent and thorough cleaning.  Dust can settle within the fibers of the carpets which can later on be a possible allergen.  

How to maintain a clean and healthy carpet flooring?  There are simple ways to do that and it starts with a person's habit.  Since carpets collect dirt and dust so easily, it is best to wipe off shoes or slippers used outdoors before coming in.  

It can also be good to remove any footwear worn outside and have an alternate footwear designated only for indoor use.  Lighter colored carpets can easily get stained with dirt and overtime if untreated properly can further be a permanent discoloration.  Spot cleaning can do the trick in removing those unwanted dirt spots, special cleansers can be used for this purpose.

 Just like sweeping and mopping a regular hard floor, carpets can make use of constant and frequent vacuuming.  It's the best way to give the carpet the kind of scrub it needs and to remove all those small particles and dust in it.  Over time carpets get so much abuse and this is when deep cleaning it can make it look good as new.  Professional carpet cleaners can do a great job if you wish not to do the cleaning yourself. 

Steam Team for instance offers full-service cleaning and restoration in Austin.  This is what they do best having to specialize in such services, guaranteed service is what you can expect from them.  For more information about their services and offers for carpet cleaning Garfield, simply check http://www.thesteamteam.com/austin-carpet-cleaning.

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