Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

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Yes, today is the last day of 2008! When I came out of the office this afternoon, I was welcome with a light rain and it is still drizzling while I’m writing this post. I took it as a good sign, an omen, that the New Year will be a better one for all of us. Yes, you can take it the other way but if there’s one thing that this year can assure us all, it is HOPE. Hope that we can see the realization of whatever dreams and goals that we have for our lives. Hope that whatever mistakes and transgressions we have committed in the past can be rectified in the coming year. Let us welcome the coming year with our hearts full of hope.

May we all have a safe and prosperous 2009!
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Blessed And A Merry Christmas To All!



I know that the economy is difficult in many of the nations of the world. However, let us all be reminded that there is not a crisis in God’s economy. We are still called TO GIVE and share our blessings. Let love, peace, goodness, charity and hope fill our hearts this Christmas season.!

Have a blessed Christmas to all!
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January 2 declared a holiday in the Philippines

As part of the Arroyo administration’s “holiday economics”, the Office of the President on Wednesday declared January 2, 2009 as a non-working holiday.
Proclamation No. 1695, signed by President Arroyo Wednesday, described January 2 as "additional special (non-working) day throughout the country."

The president said that the longer weekend "encourages families to get together and strengthen their relationship towards a more productive environment, as well as promotes domestic tourism and enables employers to plan their work schedules effectively and efficiently, resulting in improved productivity."

January 2 is sandwiched between New Year's Day and a Saturday, a holiday.
The announcement means that workers will return to work on January 5, instead of January 2. All financial markets will reopen on January 5 after an 11-day holiday that starts on Christmas day, December 25.

This is good news for employees who plan to go out of town but some business firms have been complaining of higher labor costs caused by holiday economics. However, for call center agents like me, this will have not much impact. I still need to report to work on January 2:(
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Pacman is WBC's Boxer of the Year


Just a short post about Manny Pacquiao. The Philippines' Pambansang Kamao continues to gain accolades for the country after being voted the World Boxing Council's Boxer of the Year for 2008.

Pacquiao won the WBC super featherweight world title by decision against defending champion Juan Manuel Marquez in March, then won the WBC lightweight world title by TKO against defending champion David Diaz three months later in June.

He finished the year with a sensational TKO win against Oscar De La Hoya in the welterweight division earlier this month.

Source: abs-cbnNEWS.com
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Blogging Breather.


It’s been nine days since my last post. It’s just that I have been incredibly busy lately and I can’t find myself writing about anything. I would like to apologize to all fellow bloggers if in case I have not been able to return your visits. Likewise, to those who have been dropping their Entrecards on this blog. I’ll promise to make up for it next time. I also would like to thank those who keep on visiting my blog, you just don’t know how this means to me.

As you well know, I have a regular job and squeezing time to blog has been a Herculean task for me in the last few months. It would have been easier if my regular job could keep me away from a computer, sadly this is not the case. I have to be in front of my computer monitor for the entire 8 hours or so that I spent in the office. Dragging my feet in front of my personal computer at home for another half an hour to update my blog after a stressful day at work is a real hard work.

Honestly, the drive to keep on blogging has been waning. I have been trying my best given the ample time that I can spend on blogging to come up with a decent traffic and Alexa rating to this site and I can say that I’m pretty contented with what I’ve achieved so far. However, Google page rank is a different story. It’s been 2 or 3 months now that my page rank is zero and I’m not positive that this will change in the coming days. The page rank 3 that this blog used to have is now very elusive. Anyway, my other blog still has Pagerank 3.

Well, that’s life. You can’t have them all. The important thing is we didn’t lose our focus and continue striving for our goals.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pacquiao and politics.


Still on Manny Pacquiao’s victory over 10-time world boxing champion Oscar Dela Hoya. Politicians are again scurrying to get a piece of the Pacman’s victory and popularity to earn media mileage. Not an unusual scenario.

The President, reportedly will give Pacquiao the new title "Ambassador of Peace" when he returns to the country on Wednesday. A senator has even filed a Senate resolution declaring Manny as the "Greatest Filipino Boxer of All Time."

However, what struck my attention was the report from the abs-cbnnews.com that it was confirmed that Pacquiao has been offered (again!) to run for a seat in the House of Representatives.

Reports said that Quezon City 2nd district Rep. Annie Rosa Susano asked the boxer to run for the seat she will vacate in 2010. The congresswoman even reportedly offered her Novaliches residence to Pacquiao so the boxing champ can establish residence in the district, one of the election requirements.

Susano said the 29-year-old General Santos native will be endorsed by Lakas-CMD and the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI).

She said that although the boxer will make his final decision when he comes back from the US, he is likely inclined to accept the offer.

It can be remembered that Pacquiao’s first foray to politics in 2007 turned out to be a disaster. He was easily defeated by incumbent Darlene Antonino-Custodio when they both ran for a congressional seat to represent the 1st district of South Cotabato.
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Monday, December 8, 2008

Manny Pacquiao’s victory.


Every Filipino blogger has something to say about Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Oscar Dela Hoya in the fight dubbed as “The Dream Match” yesterday. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against them; even the peanut vendor or the bus conductor I came across on my trip to Bulacan yesterday have something to say about this fight.

I don’t want to be left behind and betray this blog’s slogan (celebrating Filipino pride…) Manny Pacquiao indeed is a Filipino pride and he deserves the accolades that he is getting. He has given every Filipino something to be proud of after his 8th round TKO of the Golden Boy.

I will reserve my own sentiments on Manny Pacquiao’s victory on my next posts. The post-fight analysis of the peanut vendor and the bus conductor that I overheard yesterday was more amusing.

The bus conductor said that Dela Hoya lost because of the age and weight loss factor. He simply can not keep up with the speed and agility of the Filipino boxing hero. Pacquiao controlled the fight, and dominated his opponent on every round. In his own words: “Matanda na kasi e, mahina na… hindi umubra sa bilis ni Pacman.”

The peanut vendor, however, has a different point of view. He said that it looks like Dela Hoya deliberately lost the fight. He said that he saw the glory days of this Mexican boxer and the Golden boy he saw action yesterday was too far from the usual caliber of Dela Hoya. “Pera-pera lang yan, halata namang ibinenta e, halos hindi tumatama ang mga suntok ni Dela Hoya,” the peanut vendor said with such gusto that his false teeth almost fell off his peanuts.

For whatever’s worth, the lackluster performance of Oscar Dela Hoya should not belittle Manny Pacquaio’s triumph. He definitely trained and prepared for the fight and he came out victorious. I have my own misgivings about his victory but he is the man of the hour, I don’t want to take that away from him… Mabuhay ka, PacMan!
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Friday, December 5, 2008

MYX Daily Top 10 (December 5, 2008)

Top Ten

01.Paramore - Decode
02.David Archuleta - Crush
03.Britney Spears - Womanizer
04.Sandwich - Selos
05.Pupil - Disconnection Notice
07.Rico Blanco - Your Universe
06.Jonas Brothers - Lovebug
07.Rico Blanco - Your Universe
08.Regine Velasquez - Tell Me That You Love Me
09.6Cyclemind - Gusto Na Kita
10.Christian Bautista f/ Sitti - Captured
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Monday, December 1, 2008

MYX Daily Top 10 (December 1, 2008)

Top Ten

01.David Archuleta - Crush
02.Sandwich - Selos
03.Britney Spears - Womanizer
04.Jonas Brothers - Lovebug
05.Paramore - Decode
06.Pupil - Disconnection Notice
07.Rico Blanco - Your Universe
08.6Cyclemind - Gusto Na Kita
09.Christian Bautista f/ Sitti - Captured
10.Regine Velasquez - Tell Me That You Love Me
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Holiday Eyeglass Frame


Compared to other accessories that one might be able to live without, eyeglasses are essential and must be replaced urgently. Both of my parents can’t live without their eyeglasses so I’m looking at buying spare eyeglasses as gifts for them this holiday season.

However, in order to get the perfect set of spectacles, some would prefer the services of a professional optician. But their services can be costly. Even a modest pair of glasses could cost you anywhere from two hundred to five hundred dollars. A better alternative is to shop online.

Zenni Optical offers a wide range of Holiday frames with elegant styles for very affordable prices.

If you want to get your money’s worth on stylish new frames for this holiday season, check out Zenni Holiday Eyeglass frames. You can order your new eyeglass frame online now!


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Friday, November 28, 2008

MYX Daily Top 10 (November 28, 2008)

David Archuleta's "Crush" is still dominating the countdown, followed by three other foreign artists. "Selos" by Sandwich is on #4 for two consecutive days after spending a day at the top, two days ago. Here are the top ten songs of the countdown:

Top Ten

01.David Archuleta - Crush
02.Jonas Brothers - Lovebug
03.Paramore - Decode
04.Britney Spears - Womanizer
05.Sandwich - Selos
06.Pupil - Disconnection Notice
07.Rico Blanco - Your Universe
08.6Cyclemind - Gusto Na Kita
09.Christian Bautista f/ Sitti - Captured
10.Artists Stand Up To Cancer - Just Stand Up
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Sid Lucero and Emilio Garcia Win Best Actor in Thessaloniki Film Festival


Sid Lucero and Emilio Garcia, both stars of the indie film “Selda” (The Inmate), was awarded Best Actors in the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece. The Film Festival which started on November 14 and concluded on November 23, 2008 has a 49-year history and this time two Filipinos tied for the Best Actor award.

Selda, which was directed by Paolo Villaluna and Ellen Ramos, is the first Filipino film to compete in this festival. The movie is about a young man (played by Sid Lucero) who was imprisoned for defending his wife (played by Ara Mina). He then meets a fellow inmate (played by Emilio) who helps him adjust to life inside prison.
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MYX Hit Chart (November 23, 2008)

David Archuleta’s hit song “Crush” has been on the top of the MYX Hit Chart 4 weeks in a row and it is more likely to stay there for a few more weeks. “Crush” is the debut single of the American Idol seventh season runner-up. It is also on the top of the MYX Daily Top Ten.

Here are the top 20 songs:

20.Sarah Geronimo f/ Howie Dorough - I'll Be There
19.6Cyclemind - Gusto Na Kita
18.Rico Blanco - Your Universe
17.Chris Brown f/ Keri Hilson - Superhuman
16.Cast of High School Musical 3 - Now Or Never
15.Rico Blanco - Yugto
14.Beyonce - If I Were A Boy
13.The Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
12.Secondhand Serenade - Fall For You
11.Boys Like Girls - Thunder
10.MYMP - Now
09.Jonas Brothers - Lovebug
08.SpongeCola - Puso
07.Artists Stand Up To Cancer - Just Stand Up
06.Pupil - Disconnection Notice
05.Sandwich - Selos
04.Paramore - Decode
03.Britney Spears - Womanizer
02.Bamboo - Kailan
01.David Arculeta - Crush
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Lemonade award.

It’s been a long time since I received an award from a fellow blogger, so I really appreciate this award from Gagay. Many thanks, friend!



The Rules of this award:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

And now it is my turn to pass this award. But like Gagay said, it would be better if we could share this not only to ten bloggers but to as many as possible. So feel free to grab this fellow bloggers!
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'Twilight' the movie rakes in $7M at packed midnight movies.


A couple of days ago, I posted about this much-awaited movie. Based on reports, the movie “Twilight” sucked in more than $7 million at U.S. box offices from its first midnight showings. This is a strong take for the highly anticipated film.
The movie from Summit Entertainment, opened on Thursday at midnight and will play in more than 3,000 theaters over the weekend.

The film is based on a book series of the same name by author Stephenie Meyer that have become wildly popular with teenage girls, who lined up outside theaters to see the movie.

The film stars Robert Pattinson as an immortal vampire named Edward Cullen and Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, the teen girl who falls in love with him. Their star-crossed love affair is jeopardized by another vampire's lust for blood.
"Clearly it wasn't all hype," said Brandon Gray, president of tracking firm Box Office Mojo.

"To have over $7 million from midnight/early Friday screenings suggests there's a sizable audience for 'Twilight' and that it's going to have a huge weekend," he said.
But critics have been split on the film, with review aggregating Web site Rottentomatoes.com on Friday evening giving the film a rating of 43 percent based on 118 reviews.

In a positive review, Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan wrote, "I am not now nor have I ever been a 13-year-old girl, but 'Twilight' made me wish I could be, at least for a couple of hours, the better to appreciate a movie that has been targeted to that demographic with the delicious specificity of a laser weapon."

On a more negative note, Christian Orr of the magazine The New Republic wrote that the film was "underwhelming" for anyone except teen girls.

Source: News report from abs-cbnNEWS.com
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The Flat Belly Diet.

I’m one of the many people who are dreaming of six pack abs; it looks good, don't you think? However, not everybody have all the time in the world to spend working out on gyms. Some are just too stressed out and tired working at the office to go to the gym. This is the reason why I became interested when I heard about the Flat Belly Diet. It was developed by the editor of Prevention Magazine which is centered on a new research that discovered that eating healthy fats or MUFAs (MonoUnsaturated Fatty Acid) with every meal, which are supposed to fill you up and satisfy your cravings for fat.

It is a "painless" way to lose weight without hunger pains and no exercises required (although they do point out that you'll get better and faster results if you do). There are even plenty of inspirational before-and-after stories of people who have tried the program on the internet.

If this is the program that you’re looking for, Prevention magazine is still looking for a select group of women who would like to try the Flat Belly Diet for free. Visit their website for more information.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

MYX Daily Top 10 (November 21, 2008)

It’s been quite a long time since I updated you on the Daily Top Ten on the MYX countdown. Sorry about that, I haven’t had the time to watch my favorite shows lately. I’m not even feeling well today and this has been going on for the last few days. I just hope I will get better soon enough.

Anyway, here are the current favorite songs and videos in the Philippines courtesy of the #1 music channel in the country, MYX:

Top Ten

01.David Archuleta - Crush
02.Bamboo - Kailan
03.Sandwich - Selos
04.Britney Spears - Womanizer
05.Paramore - Decode
06.Jonas Brothers - Lovebug
07.SpongeCola - Puso
08.Pupil - Disconnection Notice
09.Boys Like Girls - Thunder
10.Secondhand Serenade - Fall For You
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

MLTR is back in Manila for a one-night only concert.


“Michael Learns to Rock” or MLTR, the Danish band behind classic ballads like “25 Minutes”, “The Actor” and “Paint My Love” are back in Manila to perform for their millions of fans and to promote their album.

The band which is composed of singer- keyboard player Jascha Richter, drummer Kåre Wanscher and guitarist Mikkel Lentz will be serenading fans in a one-night-only concert on November 22 at the Araneta Coliseum.

They said they were “very excited” to be back in the country. The band who last visited the country eight years ago, started out as a high school café band in 1987. MLTR has already released 7 studio albums and about 70 tracks to date. It has sold over 9 million records, mainly in Asia.

MLTR is also promoting its latest album entitled “Eternity” which marks the band’s 21 years in the music industry with the carrier single called “Sweetest Surprise.”
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Friendster problem.

I’m not a very big fan of the social networking site but I do have an account and a couple of friends. Donna, however, is a regular user. She updates her profile almost daily and she has hundreds of friends in her network.

It has been a few days now that we were not able to log in to our accounts owing to the site’s maintenance. Yesterday, we managed to get the homepage up and we were able to log in. There’s still an error message coming up but, yeah, we were able to view our profiles. Suddenly, Donna noticed something; her hundreds of friends are no longer on her friend’s list! I took it lightly, cracking a joke that in times of needs, most friends are hard to find. I log in to my account and experienced the same problem, my hundreds of friends… (lol… okay, that’s not true… I only had about 30 or so friends.) were reduced to just seven. At least, I still have friends left.

Donna was very disappointed, some of her friends, used this network to keep in touch, especially those that are overseas. Well, we all experienced setbacks. Friendster, no matter how big a company has its share of problems. We can just hope that they can fix this in due time.

However, I received this text message from a friend who received it from another friend. As this is the case, we cannot guarantee that this information is true. We don’t have a way of verifying the veracity of this information let alone check if the source is credible. Here is the text message:

Please be advised that Friendster has suffered a great damage on their site as a computer named h4xor-nytmare had infiltrated their database. Please do not log in your accounts or add friends for the time being for the team is currently recovering the losses that were inflicted. Please spread.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Obama on Outsourcing.


I originally posted this on my new blog which is still on its infancy. The blog is dedicated to call center life but i have not yet find the time to fully promote the blog so I decided to repost my thoughts on this subject here for the benefit of my regular visitors.

Everybody is talking about the recently concluded US Presidential election. Every blogger has something to say about this and I don’t have anything against the topic. First, we have just witnessed the historic election of the first US President of mixed African-American descent. Second, America has a brand new hope that the future will still be promising.

I don’t have anything against Barack Obama either. If I am living in the US, I would probably vote for him too. But I’m living in a country where the US has a huge influence and I also work on an American BPO company. The thing is, not everything good that will happen in the US will have positive impacts to countries with close ties with this country.

I couldn’t help but to worry when I heard of the tough stand of Obama about outsourcing. Even during the campaigns, he is quite vocal about his stand about companies who send jobs abroad. He is against it. He said that the choice is between giving tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas or give benefit to those companies that keep jobs domestically.

We can’t blame people worrying that with Obama at the helm, the slow and untimely death of the BPO industry in the Philippines and the rest of Asia is certain.
However, if we will consider the current global economic crisis, there is a big chance that the new US president may take a more practical stand on this issue. He will need to face the fact that in order to survive, American companies will have to outsource. The cheap labor cost overseas is the reason why some of these companies are still in business. And if these companies are not making money, they can not contribute to the federal economy. And if the economy is unstable, there will be no resources to fuel the “changes” that Obama plans to enforce.

Hopefully, they could come up with a win-win situation on this. But we can just wait and see….
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Advantages of blog advertising.


I have been blogging for about six months now and I have witnessed how wide the scope of the blogosphere. It is global. No wonder why many companies and advertisers resort to blog advertising. They simply want to penetrate a global market. Unlike advertising on newspapers or televisions, your ad on blogs is in circulation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is more likely to reached your targeted audience anywhere in the world.

Blog advertising is less expensive, thus, it makes good financial sense, it reaches a greater number of people, and it gives people a lot more information than a traditional advertisement.

This is what makes directory of blogs like Payingpost.com so popular. Many advertisers are looking for blogs that can create buzz about their companies or products. Unlike some blog directory website, Payingpost.com has strict guidelines to be met before any blogs are accepted into their bloggers network. They also emphasized quality writing among their bloggers. This site simply made it easier for advertisers to weed out the not so popular blogs among the best and the most popular blogs on the internet today.

So if you’re an advertiser looking for ways to reach your targeted audience, don’t waste your time on other avenues, visit their website now and try blog advertising!
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Twilight the movie.


I was looking for an interesting movie that will be shown in the country in the coming days when I stumbled upon this film from Summit Entertainment. The Twilight movie is based on the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. The movie is set to be shown on November 21 in Metro manila. I haven’t read the novel yet but I have friends who are addicted to the series. Here is the synopsis of the movie from the movie’s official website:

Twilight is an action-packed, modern-day love story between a teenage girl and a vampire. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a bit different, never caring about or fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix, Arizona high school. When her mother remarries and decides to move with her new husband to Florida, and Bella decides to go live with her father, Charlie (Billy Burke), in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy unlike any she's ever met. Intelligent and witty, his piercing eyes see straight into her soul. Soon, Bella and Edward are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance. Edward can run faster than any cheetah, he can stop a moving car with his bare hands, and he hasn't aged since 1918. Most importantly, he's a vampire. Like all vampires, he's immortal. But he doesn't have fangs, and he doesn't drink human blood (they're vampire "vegetarians"), which is rare among the vampire population. Instead, they go on regular "hiking" trips, where they feed on prey such as grizzly bears and mountain lions. For Edward, Bella is the thing he has waited ninety years for - a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. And what will they do when James (Cam Gigandet), Laurent (Edi Gathegi), and Victoria (Rachel Lefevre) come into town and James sets his sights on Bella? Will true love prevail when Edward is forced to save her life and conquer his thirst? The true question is, When you can live forever, what do you live for?

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Web hosting guide and reviews.

Choosing a web host is a more challenging task than it may seem. There are many possibilities for hosting on the Web; unfortunately some of them are sub-standard. Just bear in mind that when choosing a web hosting service for your web site, there are important considerations like the affordability, reliability, dependability and the technical support that the web hosting site can provide.

Of course you also need to check out what others have to say about the various web hosts. You should compare the web hosting plans of different providers, their promotions and their ratings based on real customers. You should also make it a point to get acquainted with how web hosting works. And how else will you get this information than from websites that offers webhosting.

The place to go to get the latest trends and information and to get acquainted with the basics of web hosting is webhostinggeeks.com. They have an easy to navigate site that features complete information on hosting providers and real reviews. You can also check their web hosting ratings, web hosting awards and webmaster resources. All of these are provided to help you decide the best web hosting provider that will suit your needs.


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Monday, November 10, 2008

Miss Philippines won the Miss Earth 2008 crown.


Karla Paula Henry of the Philippines bested 84 other contestants from all over the world to win this year’s Miss Earth crown during the coronation night held at the Clark Expo, Pampanga Sunday evening.

Henry also won the Miss Earth Designers Award and Miss Photogenic special award. She will succeed Canada's Jessica Trisko, Miss Earth 2007.

In the question and answer round, the final four contestants were asked what they would tell US president-elect Barack Obama about the state of the global environment if ever they were to meet. Henry responded by saying she would encourage Obama to implement environmental knowledge in the curriculum of schools not just in the US, but also in the Philippines.

"Environmental knowledge is something that all of us must share, but most importantly we must teach the youth that this is something that we should instill in them so that in the near future they will be the ones to take care of our mother Earth," she said.

Other winners are Miss Tanzania, Miriam Odemba, Miss Earth Air (1st runner-up); Miss Mexico, Abigail Elizalde, Miss Earth Water (2nd runner-up), and Miss Brazil Tatiane Alves won Miss Earth Fire (3rd runner-up).

Billy Crawford, Miss Earth 2004 Priscilla Meirelles, and Miss Earth Canada 2006 Riza Santos hosted the coronation night.

Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals. The participants themselves are involved with environmental causes.
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Three months without a cell phone!


Gone are the days when cell phones are considered luxuries in life; they are now necessities. No wonder why even the Taho vendor in our office and my nephew who is just an elementary school student has this device.

But for three months, I was able to do an unthinkable feat in this age of technological advancement. While other call center employees like me are raving about the latest cellphone models, iphones or gadgets, I don’t even have a cell phone. And that has been for three months.... I’m not trying to prove something and I didn’t do it deliberately. My cell phone was taken by a robber when we had a break in in my apartment and as if it was not enough, I was also held up in a public vehicle after several weeks.

These unfortunate events have led to my decision not to buy another cell phone, which is not really hard as I don’t get to bring my cell phone inside the office anyway. Besides, I don’t need to worry about cellphone bills. Surprisingly, I can even focus more on what I was doing without interruptions from a cellphone ringing or a text message received.

While I have to admit that the advantages of having a cell phone outweighs the disadvantages, especially during these times when we need constant communication. A simple phone call or a text message from our loved one can give us an assurance that they are safe and there’s nothing to worry about. And peace of mind is simply priceless.

However, the past three months only proves that cell phones are something that we can live without.

Well, a couple of days ago, I acquired a new cell phone. It is not one of the classy and expensive models but a lot better than without one. I am just so happy to have something that I missed for a long time…
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

MYX Daily Top 10 (November 4th, 2008)

Top Ten

01.David Archuleta - Crush
02.MYMP - Now
03.Bamboo - Kailan
04.Britney Spears - Womanizer
05.Boys Like Girls - Thunder
06.SpongeCola - Puso
07.Rico Blanco - Yugto
08.Secondhand Serenade - Fall For You
09.Pupil - Disconnection Notice
10.Artists Stand Up To Cancer - Just Stand Up
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Monday, November 3, 2008

2 Pinoys bag golds in Bali world shooting tournament

Two Filipinos won gold medals in the recently concluded 15th World Shoot of the International Practical Shooting Confederation held in Bali, Indonesia from October 26-November 2, 2008.

Ma. Inez Feria Jorge of Team True Weight Philippines won the gold in the Production – Ladies category, besting other Filipinos as well as competitors from Russia, the Czech Republic, Australia, Norway, Italy, Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Brazil.
Jorge previously topped the same category in the 2007 Austral-Asia Championships held in Pattaya, Thailand on December 5, 2007. Jorge trains under Coach Jojo Naranjilla while undergoing general strength and endurance conditioning workouts with Coach Jimbo Saret.

Wilfredo Anglo won the gold in the Production – Seniors category, besting 41 other competitors with an impressive 1894.6547 points.

Practical shooting is a sport that challenges an individual's ability to shoot rapidly and accurately with a full power handgun, rifle, and/or shotgun. To do this, shooters take on obstacle-laden shooting courses called stages. The World Shoot, which is held every three years, is considered as the Olympics of Practical Shooting and the best shooters of each IPSC member region participate in this very prestigious event.
Source: abs-cbnNEWS.com
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A Great Investment Opportunity.

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Everyone is worried about the worsening state of the country’s economy and I believe it is a valid reason. However, this should not stop us from fulfilling our dreams and preparing for a brighter future for our family. The current economic state should not deter us from investing in worthwhile ventures. As long as we know where to put our money, then we should be in the right track.

Real Estate has always been a good place to invest our hard-earned cash. The key is to invest in a property in the best location. A couple of days ago, I was alerted to an opportunity that could beef up anybody’s investment portfolio. You can now invest on a unit on the breath-taking Hotel Casco Antiguo in Panama, one of the fastest growing real estate markets in the world.

I have always wanted to live on peaceful yet luxurious surroundings and living in a historical setting like in Panama is more than I could ever ask for. If only money is the least of my concerns, I would never think twice of investing and purchasing a piece of this beautiful condo hotel.

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!


Yes, happy Halloween to all!!! I usually just let this day pass unnoticed and uncelebrated as I can not find a real reason to celebrate this day. However, this year is different. A couple of days before Halloween, our workstations were already decorated for this occasion. Even at the office, children of some employees are trick-or-treating, you can also see children wearing various costumes even in the mall. Well, while I still cannot see a real reason for celebration for this day, I also can not see anything wrong with it aside from the fact that this originated from a pagan feast.

If you’re wondering what the term Halloween means, I did a bit of research for you. According to Wikipedia, it is shortened from All Hallows' Even (both "even" and "eve" are abbreviations of "evening," but "Halloween" gets its "n" from "even") as it is the eve of "All Hallows' Day," which is of course now also known as the All Saints' Day. It was a day of religious festivities in various northern European Pagan traditions.

The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, now known as Halloween, the boundary between the alive and the deceased dissolved, and the dead become dangerous for the living by causing problems such as sickness or damaged crops. The festivals would frequently involve bonfires, into which bones of slaughtered livestock were thrown. Costumes and masks were also worn at the festivals in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them.

So this is where this celebration originated… Again, happy Halloween to all!
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Thursday, October 30, 2008

'Bata' Reyes is the top Pinoy in AZBilliards list.


Efren “Bata” Reyes also known as “The Magician” is still the countries king of billiards based on the rankings of AZBilliards.com.

Bata is currently in 6th place in the weekly rankings with Shane Van Boening at number one. He has earned $5, 500 in international tournaments so far, counting his last showing in the Qatar International Open in July.

Franciso “Jango” Bustamante dropped three notches from last week’s standings and is now at the 7th place. He only finished 9th in the US 9-Ball Championships in Virginia, which is his last tournament.

Dennis Orcollo, who landed third in the US 9-Ball Open after finishing first in the Guangzhou, China leg of the Guinness 9-Ball Tour in September is currently on number 9. Another champion Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan landed on the 11th for the week.
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Save Money on Eyeglasses.

Unlike any other accessories that one might be able to live without; eyeglasses are absolutely vital and must be replaced immediately. Since both of my parents can’t live without their eyeglasses, I’m looking at buying spare eyeglasses for them.

In order to get the perfect set of spectacles, some would prefer the services of a professional optician. However, their services can be costly. Even a modest pair of glasses could cost you anywhere from two hundred to five hundred dollars. A better alternative is to shop online. Instead of two hundred dollars, eyeglasses can be purchase for as low as $8. Yes, you read it right; you can get eyeglasses for just $8.

No wonder, Zenni Optical was featured on the Chicago Tribune! They offer a wide range of frame styles, using a prescription filled by an optometrist or ophthalmologist for very affordable prices.

If you want to get your money’s worth on stylish new frames, check out Zenni Optical Eyeglasses. You can order your new eyeglasses online now!


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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

No More Music Downloads Here….

Yes, there are no more downloadable songs in this blog. I deliberately remove all of them after receiving a notification early this morning from Blogger that they were notified that certain content in this blog infringes upon the copyrights of others. Well, I have no problems with that; I can be as obedient as a lamb.

I have always maintained that putting those songs in this blog are just for promotional purposes and I have always encouraged my readers to buy the real thing. I just want to share new things to the visitors of this blog, I have more to offer than those downloadable music that you can get anyway from any other website or blog.

I don’t know if I have to worry or be proud that somehow this blog is getting attention…

Below is a part of the email that I received:

Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that certain content in your blog infringes upon the copyrights of others. The URL(s) of the allegedly infringing post(s) may be found at the end of this message.

The DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. We are in the process of removing from our servers the links that allegedly infringe upon the copyrights of others. If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits.

Blogger can reinstate these posts upon receipt of a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and 3) of the DMCA.

Please note that repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in further remedial action taken against your Blogger account. If you have legal questions about this notification, you should retain your own legal counsel. If you have any other questions about this notification, please let us know.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Another new look.

It was exactly a month ago when I decided to change the layout of this blog. I spent tedious hours then working on the new template and I felt good about it when I finally saw the finished work.

However, I encountered issues with that template. At first it would load perfectly in Mozilla browsers but when I try to open it on an Internet Explorer browser, I was surprised to see that the page is messed up. I also had a hard time working on the template as it will not allow me to access the page elements just like in my original template. I had to work on the html codes when I need to add a new link or a new widget. It was so inconvenient and time-consuming.

It was with the latter template as well that I got slapped with the zero page rank by Google. So as much as I want to keep it, I had to look for another one.

On impulse, I decided to change the template again. I saw this template from Blogger Templates and I thought I could easily tweak it to suit what I want for my blog.

So, here is the finished work… I just hope that I can keep this new layout for a long time.:)
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Christian Bautista performs in the 1st Asian Beach Games in Indonesia.


Christian Bautista recently performed in the 1st Asian Beach Games held at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park, Bali Indonesia. He performed alongside singer and songwriter Andre Hehaussa of Indonesia and the lead vocalist of the band Karimasix Mark Lazaro of India.

The three singers were introduced as “The Asian Divos” who sang an original Indonesian song entitled “To Be One.” The song was composed for the event and a 70-piece orchestra conducted by musical director and songwriter Erwin Gutawa, accompanied the performers.

Indonesian President H.E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and a crowd estimated at 4,000 were present. Even local media extensively covered the 2-hour main event. Also present were correspondents from ESPN and Star Sports.

A parade of athletes from 45 Asian countries, competing in 19 beach sports events, concluded the affair.

Source: abs-cbnNEWS.com
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

MYX HIT CHART October 12-18, 2008

1. Puso - Sponge Cola
2. Now - MYMP
3. Yugto - Rico Blanco
4. Kailan - Bamboo
5. This Is Me - Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas
6. Leap Of Faith - Hale
7. Thunder - Boys Like Girls
8. 7 Things - Miley Cyrus
9. Burnin' Up - Jonas Brothers
10. Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade
11. The Fight Is Over - Urbandub
12. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
13. Disturbia - Rihanna
14. The Search Is Over - Rachelle Ann Go
15. Broken - Lifehouse
16. So What - Pink
17. Shut Up And Let Me Go - The Ting Tings
18. In The Ayer Flo Rida
19. Disconnection Notice - Pupil
20. Selos - Sandwich
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Monday, October 20, 2008

Meralco Chairman, finalists for the 7th CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards.


I received this email from a trusted friend a few days ago. He is practically campaigning for the Chairman and CEO of Manila Electric Co. for the distinction of being one of the Business Leaders of Asia.

Well, I have nothing against Mr. Lopez and the fact that he is the only Filipino who made it to the final list of nominees is enough reason to vote for him.

Below is a copy of the email that was sent to me:

Again here is something that we should be proud of. Mr. Manuel M. Lopez has been chosen as one of the finalists for the 7th CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards. The finalists are 12 Asian business leaders from the original list of 45. Mr. Lopez is practically representing the Philippines
as he is the only Filipino in the elite final list. The winners will be announced during the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on 27 November 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand.

As one of the finalists, Mr. Lopez has also qualified for the Asia Viewers’
Choice Award, which will go to the leader with the highest number of votes.
Let us vote for our Chairman through this website:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/19481961.

Once you have logged on to the The 7th Annual CNBC Asia Business Leaders
Awards website, go to The Awards and choose Nomination or Vote for … Complete the Nomination form provided below, select Manuel M. Lopez and submit.

Please note that anyone who has email address - our family members,
relatives, friends or business associates are qualified to vote; hence,
encourage them to vote for Mr. Lopez. The on-line voting started October
15 until 05 November 2008.

Once again, let us give our full support to our Kababayan MR. MANUEL M.
LOPEZ

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dolphy, Gary V., and 3 other Pinoys win Golden Elephant Awards


Gary V., Dolphy, Mark Bautista, Claire dela Fuente and Sheryn Regis were announced as winners in the Golden Elephant Awards happening on December 5 to 8, 2008 in Thailand.

The Golden Elephant Awards is an international award-giving body conducted by the Golden Excellence Award which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Its aim is to recognize excellence in the field of performing arts across the region. In their 2008 edition, five Filipinos will be recognized in 5 categories and they are:

Dolphy
Hall of Fame - Performing Arts Male Category
Gary Valenciano
Best Male Concert
Mark Bautista
Most Promising Male Performer
Sheryn Regis
Most Promising Female Performer
Claire dela Fuente
Hall of Fame - Performing Arts Female Category

Winners in other categories will come from various countries across Asia.
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Monday, October 13, 2008

Charice brought the house down on Agassi’s benefit show.



The sixteen-year old Filipina singer from Laguna was given a thunderous applause and standing ovation by the audience on this glitzy Andre Agassi benefit concert at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. She has proven once again that she can hold her own among the best musical superstars.

The annual Andre Agassi Benefit Concert is held in Las Vegas to benefit needy children. This year, Charice was priviledged to be up on stage with Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow and Mariah Carey whom Charice met and hugged before the show began.

Carey has only good words for Charice and the Filipino people: "I am very happy and I home I'm gonna sing with her soon, I wish! You're beautiful; it's so nice to meet you. She's so cute! I love you Filipinos, thank you," said Carey.
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Saturday, October 11, 2008

"My Only U" movie trailer.

As part of Star Cinemas’ 15th anniversary presentation, actor-comedian Vhong Navarro and actress-singer Toni Gonzaga are back together in the drama-comedy movie "My Only U."

The two who had been considered as one of the country's successful big-screen team up after their successful movie “D Anothers” expressed their excitement for this upcoming film that moviegoers will surely love.

Vhong portrays the role of Bong in the flick who is secretly in love with Winona. He will do everything to save her love who is fated to die at 25. Winona comes from a family which is under a curse.

This is the reason why Winona never entertains the idea of falling in love and just focuses herself caring for her blind father (Dennis Padilla).

After Winona’s 25th birthday, Bong and Winona find a second chance in life but eventually, Bong will discover through a medical exam result that Winona's days are indeed still numbered.

Bong tries everything to keep it as a secret from Winona, who now finds herself falling in love with Bong.

Directed by Ms. Cathy Molina-Garcia, watch "My Only U" in theatres nationwide this coming October 29.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

My Pagerank has dropped to zero!!!

I was surprised last Tuesday when I received an email message informing me that one of my sponsored posts on this site was rejected because the advertiser requires a blog with a Google Pagerank of 3 or higher.

I thought that this was just a joke because the last time I checked, and that was just a few days ago, my Pagerank is still 3. At least that was what the green bar was telling me. I was about to reply to the email and appeal but I decided to double-check this site first. When I visited this blog, the Google toolbar still has the pagerank 3 but the meter in the web page from toolser.com registered a 0 pagerank. It was inconsistent so I tried refreshing the page, even deleting the cache and cookies just to make sure. Well, I was able to confirm that Google has really slapped me with a 0 pagerank.

It occurred to me before that this could happen since I started to write sponsored posts. And if you are a regular visitor, you may have noticed the growing number of sponsored postings on this blog. I deliberately removed widgets from payperpost and other companies to avoid Google from noticing me. It was proven to be ineffective. It was just a few months ago when Google also disabled my Adsense account right after I reached the payout because of invalid clicks. It seems that the big G is making it harder for bloggers to earn money online. But it can’t stop me.

My only consolation is my other blog, the Kapamilya Corner, has maintained its Pagerank 3 and it is getting good traffic. Another consolation is the fact that when you’re on the bottom, zero that is, there’s no other place to go but up....
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MYX Hit Chart October 4-10, 2008

1) Now - MYMP
2) Puso - Spongecola
3) Yugto - Rico Blanco
4) Leap Of Faith - Hale
5) Kailan - Bamboo
6) This Is Me - Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas
7) 7 Things - Miley Cyrus
8) The Fight Is Over - Urbandub
9) Burnin' Up - The Jonas Brothers
10) Viva La Vida - Coldplay
11) Disturbia - Rihanna
12) The Search Is Over - Rachelle Ann Go
13) Thunder - Boys Like Girls
14) Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade
15) When I Grow Up - Pussycat Dolls
16) So What - Pink
17) Shut Up And Let Me Go - The Ting Tings
18) Million Miles Away - Nikki Gil
19) I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
20) In The Ayer - Flo Rida
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Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

This is something personal. Forgive me if I you think it’s cheesy to put my feelings into these pages but for this special day, I find myself obligated. And what the heck, this is my blog! I can write what I want… lol.

I have always been the one who forgot important dates, birthdays of friends and relatives and of course, monthsarys. But this is a date that I will never forget; Donna and I are celebrating our first year anniversary! Look, how time flies. I never thought that when I first laid eyes on her I would be looking at my future. Now, I can no longer imagine spending my life with somebody else…

We’ve been together for 12 months and I never even bought her a single flower. What a shame. The same thing as I was never vocal about how I appreciate the things that she’s done for me. We are together everyday but its funny how important words were never uttered. I never told her how special she is; I just assumed she already knows that. I never told her how she means to me… the truth is, she is my world. And I would gladly grow old with her...


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Happy Anniversary, Bie!
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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Air Mattress Buyer's Guide.

I have always enjoyed camping. This is one activity that I never failed to join even when I was just in high school. And even without the comforts of sleeping bags or air mattresses.

However, indulging into this activity now need not be difficult. You can now enjoy camping even with your family anywhere you want. You just have to purchase a queen air mattress so your family can be comfortable while enjoying the experience of living outdoor.

If you need help in choosing air mattress, you can visit airmattressinfo.com. You will get information and buyer’s guide for choosing air mattress and air beds. You can even get a price listings of different air mattress brands, air pumps, travel pillows and even bed sheets.
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Baguio City aims for Guinness record with largest gathering of golfers

The country’s summer capital, Baguio City is just one golf tournament away from winning a Guinness World Record as the historic Camp John Hay and the Baguio Country Club hope to gather the biggest number of golfers in a single event for the 59th annual Fil-Am International Golf Tournament starting November 19.

While some 1,200 golfers participated in last year's golf tournament, this year's event which will end in December 6 is expected to draw a far larger crowd, which according to locals, is a welcome boost to Baguio's tourism industry.

It is said that the Fil-Am tournament held the most number of players in one tournament that was consecutively played for two weeks thus the "longest and largest" in the amateur class.

Meanwhile, police are determined to make it certain that the event stays perfect for the tee-off, especially with the sizeable crowd expected to attend the event. They will give maximum security for the visitors. They have more than 400 policemen, and they expect to deploy one-third of them.

Source: abs-cbnNEWS.com


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Saturday, October 4, 2008

PDA’s Laarni and Bugoy win international recognition

Fresh from winning the top two slots of Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2, Laarni Lozada and Bugoy Drilon received recognition from the Asian Star Entertainment Awards as the Most Promising Female and Male Performers of 2008.

The awarding ceremony was held Saturday, October 4, at the Mandarin Suites in Gateway, Cubao. Laarni said that she was overwhelmed with joy when she learned about it.

Laarni already signed a one-year recording contract with Star Records last Tuesday, September 30. Being the first PDA scholar from her batch to get a record deal, she said that she is not affected by people pitting her with Bugoy, another academy favorite.

Laarni’s debut single “Manalig Ka” and Bugoy’s original ballad “Paano Na Kaya” are currently the two most requested songs in DWRR.


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Phone Number Reporting

Imagine that you’re in the middle of a deep sleep after a grueling day at work when suddenly the phone rings, thinking it’s an important call, you pick up the phone just to find out that nobody is on the other line. It could be debt collectors, telemarketers, a phone survey company, maybe just a wrong number or a prank caller.

Now you can find out who is calling. You can now read submitted comments and post your own research or opinion on a given telephone number. It’s called phone number reporting. You can let other people know what to expect from that telephone number. You can also benefit from reading comments from other people who have researched on given telephone numbers.
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Friday, October 3, 2008

Stephen King’s “The Shining” e-book.



The Shining is a horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was King's third published novel, and first hardback bestseller, and the success of the book firmly established King as a preeminent author in the horror genre.

In 1977, The Shining was the first widely read novel to confront alcoholism and child abuse in baby-boomer families--especially the way alcoholism, a will toward failure in one's work, and abusing one's kids are passed down from generation to generation. The heart of the book is not an evil hotel but a pair of father-son relationships: Jack and his father, Jack and his son. This was both daring and insightful for its time, long before "dysfunctional family" was a cliché.

A film based upon the book, The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick, was released in 1980. The book was later adapted into a television mini-series in 1997.

If you have not yet read this book, you can click on the link below to download a free e-book. However, this is just for review and promotional purposes, if you like the book you owe it to yourself to buy the paperback. It’s that valuable.

Click here to download the e-book.


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Dental Liability

We don’t read about dental malpractice as often as medical malpractice, but it does happen. While death during a dental procedure is very rare, there have been reported cases of this occurrence.

So if there is medical malpractice insurance available, it is logical to also have dental liability insurance. Because you’ll never know what the future holds. You surely don’t want to regret not investing in an insurance to protect you in the future.

However, when choosing insurance, you should consider the experience and credibility of the company. One company that offers dental malpractice insurance is Eastern Dentists Insurance Company, (EDIC). It is a company run by dentist so they know and understand how to protect the best interest of dentists.

I especially liked their Lunch-n-Learn Program that helps people to learn from real life dental malpractice cases. EDIC sponsors and hosts this important Lunch-n-Learn series for dental students on real-life dental malpractice cases.

After each case, a discussion follows, providing the audience a chance to discuss the risk management issues involved in each dental liability case. Then, the audience acts as a jury, reaching a verdict on the dental liability insurance case, and awards a judgment, along with a monetary judgment. The audience is then given the real life verdicts and awards.

At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees should learned how errors in record keeping, diagnosis, and treatment planning will affect the claims handling and legal process, and the cost in terms of judgments rendered against dentists through the discussion of real life dental malpractice case examples. Visit their website for more information about their services.
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Shaina Magdayao will play "Dragona" in Komiks Presents



After the successful showing of Kapitan Boom, Varga and Tiny Tony, another super heroine created by Mars Ravelo is going to fire up your TV screen and her name is “Dragona.”

Komiks Presents Dragona is topbilled by Shaina Magdayao as Dragona and Jake Cuenca will be her leading man. The cast also includes Alessandra de Rossi and Carlos Agassi. Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo’s Dragona: Ang Superhero Na May Ibubuga is directed by Trina Dayrit and is set to premiere by December.


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I Love Your Blog Award

My blogger friend from Reflections by Mariz has honored me with this award. Thanks friend, I really appreciate this...


The rules of the award are:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the persons you’ve nominated.

I'm passing this "uplifting" award to... (drum roll please!)
1. Beyond The Rave Reality -
2. Life is a Constant Journey
3. Mhar’s Display
4. Music and Magic
5. Artistic World
6. Deranged Insanity
7. CC’s Online Sanctuary

Congrats guys...keep up the good work!
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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Heritage Web Solutions

If you are thinking of setting up a new website for your business or if you want to jump start your small business with a professional technology company, Heritage Web Solutions has your answer. You are definitely in good hands with this website development company as they are backed with the top of the class, experienced graphic and lay out designers. No wonder Heritage Web solution has been recognized by numerous sources for their unique and innovative works.

By using Heritage Web Solutions, you will sure to get the whole technology package not only the top –of the-line Website Design. You will have access to custom flash graphics, Ecommerce assistance, database creation and management, traffic driving resources and more. They will make sure that your website is tailored-fit to your business, giving each client a unique, authentic design that will surely stand out over the competition.

Heritage Web Solutions has proven that they have the experience and strong background to handle any web development task at hand with a client base of over 30,000 from all over the world to support them. You will certainly get your money’s worth. The company is ranked in the top 1% of all web-hosting companies. Out of over 20 million privately held businesses, Heritage was ranked 22nd among the entire INC 500. INC 500 is presented by Inc. Magazine and recognizes the top, most innovative, dynamic, and up-and-coming companies to watch. Heritage also placed 3rd overall in IT services and 1st for those in the state of Utah!

So wait no more and let them start your company on the path to success.


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Period of Adjustment

It’s been two weeks now since I was promoted to my current position. I’m still adjusting to the new job. I won’t say that it’s hard, because I know I can do it and I have been doing this before. But it’s different and I need some time to get used to it.

I usually just take calls, answer customer’s queries from another part of the world until my time is up to go home. Now, I need to finish all the reports and send it to our Head office overseas. I still take calls and I think it’s a good thing as pure office works bore me to death.

One thing that I need to improve on however, is on how fast I will finish a particular report. I’m quite meticulous when it comes to creating reports or even when just composing an email. I will not send it until I’m sure that it is free from spelling or grammatical errors but there are some that still escapes me. I often cringe at the sight of a grammatical or spelling error from my emails but what can I do. Once it’s done, it’s done.

Well, I know that in time I will be able to fully adjust to this new job. I don’t have a choice anyway…
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Reverse Phone Book.

Just imagine that you’re in the middle of a deep sleep after a grueling day at work when suddenly the phone rings, thinking it’s an important call, you pick up the phone just to find out that it’s a prank caller. How would you feel?

For me, nothing could be more frustrating and could left you feeling violated than this. But can you do something about it?

Now you can. You can now search for the telephone number of the caller so you can find out who just called you. Reverse Phone Book will let you search the database of cell phones, landlines or even unlisted phone numbers to find more information about the owner. Just go to their website and enter the telephone number on the appropriate field to see how accurate the information and data that they are providing. They even have data in every state in the United States. So check out their website now and try using their service.
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Cherry Pie is Urian's Best Actress; Jason and Sid tie for Best Actor



Her performance in the movie “Foster Child” once again gave Cherry Pie Picache another Best Actress trophy, this time from Gawad Urian. “Foster Child” is a film about a poor family hired by a local foster care facility to provide temporary care and shelter for abandoned children waiting for adoption.

However, the movie “Tirador” by Centerstage Productions won the Best Film in the awards night held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Its director, Brillante Mendoza was awarded Best Director.

Kapamilya stars Jason Abalos (Endo) and Sid Lucero (Selda) were tied for Best Actor.

Other winners include Emilio Garcia for “Selda” as the Best Supporting Actor and Angela Ruiz for “Tirador” won the Best Supporting actress trophy.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Locate Florida Child Molesters.

Criminals including child molesters are everywhere. This is not to scare you but this is a fact. I too, as a family-oriented person, worry too much on the safety of my family especially during these times when it seems that nobody is safe from criminals. Preserving our families and protecting our family members especially children are at the top of the list on many people’s priorities.

The evening news can attest to how criminals are just everywhere, and this include child molesters. However, it seems that the government can not guarantee our safety from these bad elements of society. As the law enforcers are trying to tackle this critical issue, we can do our share to protect our family by keeping our vigilance and awareness.

If you are in Florida, you can find out if there are Florida Child Molesters in your neighborhood by going through the list in registeredchildmolesterlist.org. You will be able to access the up to date list of child molesters on this website. Remember that awareness can keep your family safe.


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Laarni to be awarded as the most promising performer.



Pinoy Dream Academy Season (PDA) 2 Grand Star Dreamer Laarni Lozada is set to receive the Most Promising Female Performer award from Asian Excellence Awards at the Mandarin Suite in Gateway Hotel on Saturday, October 4.

Indeed, Laarni is now making her dreams come true. She said that she is really thrilled to attend the event and promised that she will do her best to show the people how thankful she is to have all the blessings she is getting right now.

PDA Season 2’s First-runner up Bugoy Drilon will also get the Most Promising Male Performer Award.

New performers from Thailand and Japan are also set to participate in the awarding ceremony.

She also has an upcoming CD under Star Records.
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Free Foreclosure Listing.

Are you looking for your dream house and you’ve been searching from properties that have been foreclosed? Are you tired of paying for foreclosure information? Why pay when you can have the list of foreclosed properties absolutely free?

There are websites that charge just for foreclosure listings but if you will just look further there are websites that offer the same service free of charge. This is the idea behind freeforeclosureblog.com, it provides Free Foreclosure Listings. If you will visit this website you can get a Free Foreclosure Search on any US state. And if you manage to find other bank foreclosure website offering listings not yet on the Free Foreclosure Lists, you can add them to the website.

So save your hard-earned money and look for Free Foreclosures instead of paying for foreclosure lists. If you’re lucky, you can even get tips on how to buy foreclosed properties and a lot more.


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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

“Serbis” won in Bangkok International Film Festival with two other Pinoy films .



Fresh from winning the Best Director (Brillante Mendoza) and Best Actress (Gina Pareño) awards in the recently concluded 6th International Pacific Meridian Film Festival in Russia, “Serbis” grabbed it’s 3rd international award by winning the Golden Kinnaree Award (highest creative achievement) in this year’s Bangkok International Film Festival in the Southeast Asian competition.

“Jay“, the Cinemalaya 2008 Best Picture directed by Francis Xavier Pasion, bagged the Special Mention Award in the main competition category. The third Pinoy film to win an award was “Years When I was A Child Outside” by John Torres. Its tagalog title is “Taon noong Ako’y Anak sa Labas”, it won a special mention in the Southeast Asian competition.


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Megan’s Law

As a family-oriented person, I worry too much on the safety of my family especially during these times when it seems that nobody is safe from criminals. Preserving our families and protecting our family members especially children are at the top of the list on many people’s priorities.

The evening news can attest to how criminals are just everywhere, and this includes Sex Offenders. However, it seems that the government can not guarantee our safety from these bad elements of society. As the law enforcers are trying to tackle this critical issue, we can do our share to protect our family by keeping our vigilance and awareness. Megan’s Law was enacted to prevent sex related crimes in your area. You can find out if there are sexual predators in your neighborhood by going through the list of sex offenders in nationalsexoffenderlist.org. You will be able to access the up to date list of sexual offenders in the US on this website and you can also get email alerts when a sex offender moves into your neighborhood. You can subscribe now and be aware of the danger that may exist in your area.

Remember that awareness can keep your family safe.


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Janina San Miguel backs out from Ms. World 2008



Janina San Miguel, the Philippines' representative to the 2008 Miss World beauty pageant, has resigned, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BCPI) said late Monday.

The controversial San Miguel won the Binibining Pilipinas Ms. World despite having difficulty answering a judge's question in English.

Reports had it that the untimely death of her grandfather, among other personal reasons, has caused her undue stress and which led to her decision to relinquish her title.

During the contest, San Miguel said on national television: "Well, my family’s role for me is so important b’coz there was the wa- they’re, they was the one who’s… very… Hahahaha… Oh I’m so sorry, Ahhmm… My pamily… My family… Oh my god… I’m… Ok, I’m so sorry… I… I told you that I’m so confident… Eto, Ahhmm, Wait… Hahahaha, Ahmmm, Sorry guys because this was really my first pageant ever b’coz I’m only 17 years old and ahahaha I, I did not expect that I came from, I came from one of the tough 10. Hmmm, so… but I said dot my family is the most important persons in my life. Thank you."

San Miguel's answer was immediately uploaded on YouTube and she became an instant celebrity.

1st Runner-Up Danielle Castaño will replace San Miguel as the official Philippine representative to the Ms. World 2008 pageant.



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