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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
As an OFW, I feel for our countrymen who are currently in Taiwan. With reports coming in that some of them have been physically harmed by some angry Taiwanese. Taiwan already have frozen the hiring of OFWs and I think our government should do the same and send back all the OFWs in Taiwan to protect them and bring them safe back to their families. They can get jobs from other countries or maybe even in the Philippines with our economy getting strong by the day and maybe Taiwan will also realize how important our OFW's roles in their economy.
Our country has been poached by Chinese fishermen for a while now. We kept silent to keep our good relations with them but this is not the right way to do things. We have a territory to protect and I don't think they will react differently if we do the same thing on their own waters.
We just hope that this issue will be resolved in a peaceful manner. With both countries finding common ground to agree and settle the differences.
Monday, May 13, 2013
People will really feel good if Dick's in. #ipasoksidick #IpasokSiDick Need to push Dick hard! Dick is firm and hard, yet straight. Lol Dick Gordon is 1 spot away from making the top 12 for Senator. A Dick hasn't faced this much drama since Kobe was in Colorado. #IpasokSiDick mag-titinginan nalang ba tayo?#ipasokSiDick
Even famous twitter peeps joined the action:
People will really feel good if Dick's in. #ipasoksidick— pyoning (@FionaElgar) May 13, 2013
#IpasokSiDick Need to push Dick hard! Dick is firm and hard, yet straight. Lol— Myrna T. Soriano (@myrnasoriano) May 13, 2013
Dick Gordon is 1 spot away from making the top 12 for Senator. A Dick hasn't faced this much drama since Kobe was in Colorado. #IpasokSiDick— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) May 13, 2013
mag-titinginan nalang ba tayo?#ipasokSiDick— Sam Gogna (@sam_yg) May 13, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
These were my picks:
1) Teddy Casi᠋no
2) Risa Hontiveros
3) Jun Magsaysay Jr.
4) Eddie Villanueva
5) Sonny Angara
6) Koko Pimentel
7) Richard Gordon
I'm going with a lot of "new breed" of politicians. I do hope they can make a difference.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Voting should be a democratic practice. But election has tainted this with widespread cheating, terrorism, violence and dirty politics.
Three decades has passed in my life and I'm still seeing the same names and surnames in the ballots. I can't wait for the new breed of politicians to arrive from my generation or the younger ones and just breathe new life to the Phillipine public office. And maybe new idealism and less corruption will drive our country to new heights.
Please vote wisely in May 13, 2013.
Friday, May 3, 2013
I'm far from a perfect blogger because most of my time is pre-occupied with real life stuff – Work and Parenting. Now that I'm finding balance with my career, finances and family... I expect that time for travel and leisure will be finding it's on my schedule. A scheduled 1 month long vacation is highly anticipated and that is what will be in store for the rest of the year for this blog – a chronicle of a well-thought (I hope) schedule to enjoy a well deserved rest.
Food, travel and shopping – probably the best trio of things to look forward to after 12 months of hard-work and sacrifice. More experiences = more content for this ageing blog.
I find my inspiration knowing that someone out there will be reading my blog and being able to share my adventure.
Cheers to a hundred more posts!
Monday, April 1, 2013
I'm not a big fan of World Balance but the style of this sneakers is too cool to pass up. If you're looking for casual shoes you can wear any day, for Php 1,399 you can buy this at Zalora through this page.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Sony Xperia SP boasts of the following specifications:
4.6-inch 720p HD Reality Display
1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor
3G and LTE capable
1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage (expandable via micro SD slot)
Pre-installed with Android 4.1
8MP rear camera capable of recording 1080p videos
Available in 3 colours: Black, White and Red
My favorite part is the he notification light, which is more than an eye candy since it can change the lighting color based on an activity such as playing music content the lighting will resemble the album artwork and pulse in beat with the music. You can also assign lighting color to your contacts so you will know instantly who is calling you without even looking at the screen. Pretty neat right?
Friday, March 8, 2013
Best Waiver wire Pick-up: Tie between Nikola Vucevic and JJ Hickson - Both of these guys have been monster off the boards and averages double-double in points and rebounds. Honorable mention: Chandler Parsons, Greivis Vasquez, Larry Sanders
Best Rookie: Damian Lillard. By a mile.
Most Disappointing Season: Ersan Ilyasova - a couple of good games here and there. But has been pretty decent in the last four weeks but his start until the middle of the season was horrendous. After a stellar season last year and signing a big contract, Ilyasova's current season is far from a succesful one. Honorable mention: Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, Deron Williams
Overachievers: Brook Lopez, David Lee, Steph Curry - these players were under the radar due to their injury history but being healthy this season, they finally hit their stride and more.
My top 3 players for the season (and maybe until next season): 1) Lebron James 2) Kevin Durant 3) James Harden (i have 1 team with both Durant and Harden - monster kill).
Players to watch out next season): 1) Paul George 2) Larry Sanders 3) Ty Lawson 4) Kenneth Faried - these guys will be very high on my list.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Luckily, there are people from XDA Forums, who still develop custom ROMs. WTF is a ROM? If you're living under a rock (in a techy geek's perspective) One of the best things about the openness of the Android platform is that if you're unhappy with the stock OS, you can install one of many modified versions of Android (called ROMs) on your device. Thus, my outdated device is not so outdated anymore:
If you compare 2011 smartphone specifications to that of 2012, you'd be surprised to see the gap in terms of chipsets and display. But functionality is unique to every individual. If you use your mobile mostly to play games then graphics and memory specifications are gold to you. But if you're like me who just use it for calls, sms, social networking and playing music - then you don't need any cutting edge specification to get your fix.
Ever since the Nokia 5510 days, Filipinos are enamored by the use of Mobile phones. It has become almost a necessity for any individual. There's also comes the unecessary pressure of trying to keep up with the latest releases if you're that type of person. But to me, I don't feel like I need to invest that amount of money to something that will depreciate in value in a matter of months. I'd rather put my money into traveling - invest in experiences... they last a lot longer. Futureproofed.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
If you're exploring some alternatives here are a couple tips for you:
1) Go to Ibilik and browse for condo accomodation rentals. You can rent it with your barkada and use their amenities (pools, gym). No need to buy expensive meals since you can use the kitchen to make your own meals. Rates are usually around Php 800 to 1,500 / night. Cut down transportation cost and look for condo rentals near your place.
2) Go for day trips to Country clubs. Usually these places are for exclusive to members only but due to the low-membership subscription, most of the country clubs offer guest entrance fees. Some examples of these country clubs are the Palms Country Club in Alabang and Mills Country Club in Canlubang, Laguna.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
This is something I would buy if I don't have a smartphone but since I do it won't make sense to buy a tablet with a much lower specs. If you plan on buying those cheap ass no-name china brands, I'd say just buy this tablet. The 1 year warranty will give you some peace of mind and the facility of customer & technical support.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I like the idea of putting curtains to separate the bed area from the mini-living room area. Every now and then I'll put up some pictures of some design inspirations for some sort of "reminder to self"post.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Here I am working as an OFW and from my early experience, I have nothing but the utmost respect to all my countrymen who worked or still working abroad. OFW's are a "different breed of animals" and to get a deeper understanding of this you need to go through the process yourself. I liken an OFW's life to a soldier that has been sent to war. Like a soldier, you get sent to the "enemy's" terrritory. You only hoped that your life experiences have prepared or trained you to face all the obstacles along the way.
You fight the "war" for 1 or 2 years depending your employment contract. Then you get to go home but at the back of your mind nothing will ever be the same. You're not the same person who left the country for the first time. You came back hardened by the tough experiences you went through abroad. Along the way, you meet people who will try to break your will and people who's will have already broken. You keep yourself sane and balance by thinking about the people you left behind. I see myself as a ranking officer of the platoon, who needs to be strong-minded to lead the other soldiers to war and keeep them safe so they can come back to their families.
Like a soldier, you fight for the "cause" -- to liberate your family from proverty or secure them a brighter future.
We often hear that the OFWs are our modern day heroes. People don't know how much of an understatement this is and why I think like soldiers who fought the war, they are not given enough credit due to them. While the Philippines' economy enjoy the fruits of our labor, we OFWs continue to fight everyday to provide food on the table and roof to shelter our families. Maybe it's about time the government do something more for us.