After a While Crocodile!

Have you ever seen an alligator in person? Technically speaking I have only seen an alligator in one of the aquarium I had been to. Well, they are not scary as I though it would be. I guess crocodile is more dangerous and scary than alligator like the one in the movie Rogue. This is what I learned today from Wikipedia about this creature and what makes them different from crocodile. So, see you later alligator!….After a while crocodile lol.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodilia
Family: Alligatoridae
Genus: Alligator
An Alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. There are two extant alligator species: the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and the Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis).

The name alligator is an anglicized form of el lagarto the Spanish term for “lizard”, the name by which early Spanish explorers and settlers in Florida called the alligator.

There are many adaptations for the American alligator. Baby alligators have an egg tooth that helps them get out of their egg during hatching time. They also have a muscular flat tail that propels them forward while they swim.

The alligator is notorious for its bone crushing bites. In addition, the alligator has been described as a “living fossil from the age of reptiles, having survived on earth for 200 million years.”

What is the difference between alligators and crocodiles?

Differences between alligators and crocodiles

Crocodiles are generally much lighter in color

While alligators (and caimans) are often confused with crocodiles, they belong to two quite separate taxonomic families.

The most obvious external differences are visible in the head—alligators and caimans have wider and shorter heads, and a more U-shaped than V-shaped snout. The alligator’s upper jaw is wider than its lower jaw, and the teeth in the lower jaw fit into small depressions in the upper jaw. The upper and lower jaws of the crocodiles are the same width, and teeth in the lower jaw fall along the edge or outside the upper jaw when the mouth is closed. When the crocodile’s mouth is closed, the large fourth tooth in the lower jaw fits into a constriction in the upper jaw. For hard-to-distinguish specimens, the protruding tooth is the most reliable feature to define a species. However, in captivity, alligators and caimans may show jaw deformities which result in lower teeth protruding.

Alligators lack the jagged fringe which appears on the hind legs and feet of the crocodile and have the toes of the hind feet webbed, not more than halfway to the tips. Alligators strongly prefer freshwater, while crocodiles can better tolerate seawater due to specialized glands for filtering out salt. However, both taxa can survive in either.

Both species of alligator also tend to be darker in color than crocodiles—often nearly black (but color is very dependent on water quality). Algae-laden waters produce greener skin, while tannic acid from overhanging trees can produce often darker skin.

When cleaning alligator pools, some zookeepers can tread on alligators without eliciting a response, though crocodiles almost invariably react aggressively and are for the most part more aggressive in their natural habitat.

Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) is an order of large reptiles that appeared about 84 million years ago in the late Cretaceous Period (Campanian stage). They are the closest living relatives of birds, as the two groups are the only known survivors of the Archosauria. Members of the crocodilian stem group, the clade Crurotarsi, appeared about 220 million years ago in the Triassic Period and exhibited a wide diversity of forms during the Mesozoic Era.

The correct vernacular term for this group is “crocodilians” and it includes the alligator, crocodile, gharial and caiman families. The term ‘crocodiles’ is sometimes incorrectly used to refer to alligators and caiman, or even their distant prehistoric relatives, “marine crocodiles”.


Precious Moment

It was my Father’s first time able to held his own grand daughter and was there from the moment she was born. My father had 3 grand kids from our older half brother but they live in other place not close from where we are. You have to spend a 1000 Pesos judt to visit them and vice versa. This baby he was holding in this picture is my brother daughter. I felt bad that my brother and the mother of the baby haven’t decided yet if they get married and they broke up when she was born due to some family issues and misunderstanding. Anyway, my father love is grand daughter so much that he cried when the mother of the baby left our house and chose to live and rent a house away from us. She never let us see the baby except for the time when my brother is home from work. My brother works overseas and he comes home after 9 months contract from his work. So, when he is on the land he will go to the mother’s place and get the baby and bring to our house. Of course the baby can’t come without the mother. I have nothing against my sister in law but atleast she should not have deprived the baby from her grand parents love and care. We love my niece and we want whats best for her. We only get to see our niece everytime my brother is on the land. My father really long for a baby at home especially this little girl. It was the best moment for my father to be able to hold her own grand daughter and play with her. I just hope one day we get to spend lots and lots of time with my niece and pray that they will live back home so my father won’t get bored. My father is already old and we want him to enjoy his life and have more time with his grand kids.


Johnson’s Body Care Gift Pack

I got these on the mail few weeks ago. I love Freebies!!!

I was bloghopping when I saw this on other bloggers post, I forgot the name of the site. So, I went to Johnson’s site and sign up for this free gift pack for free. Few days after I signed up someone I know online referred me and Johnsons sent me an email. But I already signed up for the giftpack. Anyhow, I think this was their promotion to let ladies experience softness for absolutely for free. It’s really good stuff guys. I don’t know if the promo still on, but if you want to get one of this click here. Thanks you so much Johnson’s!!!:-)


About Me and My Family

Hello everyone! I’m Lieza Requieron, the youngest in the family of seven. I have six beautiful and handsome siblings and six adorable nephews and nieces. I graduated two years ago with a bachelor degree of Criminology. Right now I am still trying to land a well paid job that related to my area of interest and profession.

Meet my Parents! Leopoldo and Corazon Requieron. They are my inspiration in life. I owe my life to them that is why I am really trying my best to get a good job so i can support them.

My father is a retired Del Monte Security employee. He is my best friend and supported my right now even if I am still looking for job.

My only sister who left behind with me. She is my confidant and bff in life. We shared every secrets and both unemployed right now. It’s embarrassing on our part to not able to have a job and still depending to our parents. the economy is really tough right now, lots of graduate students and professional in our country who are struggling in finding a job. So, I hope we could find one soon as we are both busy applying for any opening job in our area.
Two of my sisters in this pictures were already married and moved to US with their respective family. So, I and my older sister was left behind and still single and living with our parents. I missed my sisters so much and our bonding moment. I just hope one day they will surprised us by coming home so we could see and meet my nephew and niece and be able to give them a hug and kiss.

There you go my family that always inspires me to do better in life and strive hard to be successful in life and accomplish my goals.


57 Things You Wanna Know About Me

You wanna know more about me? Here you go
1.what time did you get up this morning? 10:00 AM THE EARLIEST

2.diamond or pearl? I prefer Diamond but I like gold or silver?

3.what was the last film you saw at the cinema? Avatar

4.what was your favourite tv show?ONE TREE HILL, GREY’S ANATOMY AND A LOTta MORE

5.what do you usually have for breakfast? Pandesal if there is available

6.what is your middle name? Magdugo

7.what food do you dislikes? hmmm I don’t know. I like most of it. If it is not poisonous im good to go

8.what is your favourite cd at the moment? Too many to mention

9.what kind of car do you drive? I don’t have a car

10.favourite sandwich? Tuna Sandwich

11.what characteristics do you despise? FAKE

12.favourite item of clothing? JEANS AND T SHIRTS MORE ON SPORTY STYLE or boyish style

13.if you could go anywhere in the world on vacation,where would you go? All over the whole archeapelago.


15.where would retire to? PHILIPPINES

16.what was your most recent memorable birthday?When I was little I think as I don’t celebrate birthday anymore now.

17.favourite sports to watch? Basketball

18.farthest place you are sending/sharing this? As far as the internet can go.

19.person you expect to send/share it back first? No one

20.when is your birthday?March 22

21.are you a morning person or night? Night, I could go the night with out sleeping

22.what is shoe size? 7 SOMETIMES 7 1/2

23.pets..? Dogs, Cat, Rabbits

24.any new exciting new’s you’d like to share with us? None in particular

25.what did you want to be when you were little? Nurse are you today? Feeling fine

27.what is your favourite candy? All that is sweet

28.what is your favorite flower? All that is beautiful and smells great

29.what is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? My parents wedding anniversary

30.what is your full name? Lieza Magdugo Requieron

31.what are you listening right now? Rock music

32.What was the last food you eat? nothing you wish on stars?YES, I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD ON SEEING A FALLING STARS SO I CAN MAKE A WISH

34.If you were a crayon,what colour would you be? HMMM? I THINK Pink you like sports or larger car? I like to have both but there’s no hope I could own one

36.last person you spoke? My sissy Weng

37.favourite drink? SODA, Juice

38.favourite restaurant/s? Jollibee colour? DARK BROWN

40.what was your favorite toy as a child? Teddy Bear

41.summer or winter? SUMMER

42.hugs/kisses? BOTH

43.chocolate or vanilla? BOTH or tea? BOTH you want friends to email you back? Of course I do

46.when was the last time you cried? Hmmm when my Mao mao left for Canada

47.what is under your bed? Trash

48.what did you do last night? Chatting with my BF

49.what are you afraid of.? TERRORIST And RAPIST

50.salty or sweet? I WOULD SAY SWEET many keys in your keyrings? two many years at your recent job? Almost 2 years now Im jobless

53.favorite day of the week? NONE many towns have you lived in?I think four; BUKIDNON, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, NEGROS OCC., CEBU CITY, . you make friends easily? YES I AM, because Im friendly person

56.what kind of cake do you like in your birthday? CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

57.what’s your favorite qoute? Love your family and friends