Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! myspace graphic comments
Graphics for New Years Comments

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!

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!

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:(

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.


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.

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 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.

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!

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

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

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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