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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Getting Ready For My Own Website

I'm contemplating on the idea of finally getting my own website, instead of my current free site from blogspot.

But please don't get me wrong. I have been using blogspot for at least three years and I have loved its simplicity better than wordpress. In fact, whenever possible, I think I will still maintain this free site even if I will be able to acquire a new paid website.

A lot of blogger friends have actually adviced me that though maintaing my site on blogspot or wordpress is perfectly fine, they say that I could attract more visitors (visitors=traffic=money), if I get web hosting service for my own website.

There are lots of Web Host providers that I saw in the online market, however, based on my research, it is not that easy to just get any of them. Of course, you must know and understand the different web host types to find out which one is most suitable for your need.

Right now, I am blog hopping on the many sites that gives me information regarding paid web hosting. Should I think myself capable of knowing and understanding how it goes, I shall by then be ready to plunge in and get my own website.

But right now, I'm still getting ready.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hostage Taking in Makati

Less than three months after the infamous hostage taking in Quirino Grandstand, Manila, Philippines, another hostage-taking is said to be happening now in Makati City, Philippines.

GMANews.tv reports that prior to the hostage-taking drama, the suspect allegedly shot at least two people along Evangelista Street, Brgy. Bangkal, Makati City.

After the shooting incident, the gunman fled to a nearby building and is said to have taken some people as hostages. As of the moment, police authorities have arrived in the area.

Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay (son of former Mayor and now Vice President Jejomar "Jojo" Binay) is also spotted in the area.

The injured victims are now being treated at the Ospital ng Makati.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Business Management Made Easy

Sometimes I couldn't help but envy my brother who has landed a very great job with a fat salary (and other perks to boot) as a Computer Programmer in one of the top emerging Call Center Stations in the city of Manila, Philippines.

He shares that though the work is much challenging and time-consuming, he enjoys doing Custom Application Development for their company, especially when he and his co-programmers are able to come up with good and simple solutions to complex business process problems that the company is experiencing.

Application Development Defined-

Application Development, or software development, pertains to a development of software product (involving the creation of computer programs), in a planned and structured process.

Due to the fast-paced introduction of various new technologies in computer programming, Computer Programmers now have lots of resources and means to create better applications. In fact, there are even ready-made application development programs that are available for use by business entities.

However, it is much better to have to hire (or employ) computer programmers that will customize applications suitable for the need of the company.

As a fine example, I used to work in a company that owns a chain of stores that offers Sporting Goods such as rubber shoes, jerseys, basketballs, volleyballs, apparels, etc. We purchase the items directly from big sports suppliers (like Adidas, Nike, Reebok) and store them in a warehouse located near the Main Office. Periodically, these sporting goods are transported to the various stores all over the country.

Due to the large volume of inventory movement, it is thus necessary that a good inventory process (or system) is in place. The management has decided to do away with the basic inventory system where we only use excel spreadsheet to track inventories. An employee was tasked to browse through the internet to check where to purchase a good inventory database system. He also joined in an application development forum and made discussions with members in order to get additional ideas.

After much research, it was determined that it is much better to hire computers programmers to customize the application /program that the company needs. This is because the program is custom-fit with the specific requirements that the we need.


Custom Application Development, indeed, has become a necessary partner in making businesses easier to manage.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Do Gold Coins Still Exist?

The answer to the question is a reasounding Yes.


The question was raised during our discussion of the popular Harry Potter book (and movie) series where wizards and witches are using gold 401K coins and silver coins when transacting business.

Although now, we are already using bills and coins in transacting, it is good to know and realize that French Gold are still existing, and even Gold IRA coins are still available in some parts of the world.

French Gold coins are, of course, very much known to historians because it dates back into the early centuries. Thus, we could boldly say that French Gold coins are a rare collectors' treat.

For those who are still unaware, IRA (for Gold IRA) referes to Individual Retirement Account. These are normally used by workers and employees as part of their investments.

Thus, we can indeed say that even though bills and other forms of moneys have already emerged as the primary form of business transaction, Gold coins are still existing and are still very much in demand, especially for people who use them as their investment. The fact that golds and jewels continue to appreciate and not depreciate still rings true today.


Did you know?

An interesting fact about St. Gaudens Gold Coin.

According to history, St. Gaudens Gold Coins are named after one of America's well-known sculptors, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It was then President Theodore Roosevelt who asked Saint-Gaudens to redesign America's coinage, and thus, the St. Gaudens double eagle coin emerged.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Perfect Giveaway

A friend has emailed me a few days ago asking for my opinion on what would be a nice take-home giveaway for her mother's 70th birthday celebration.

I gave out two criteria to help her out. I said to her that we have to:

1. identify the types of visitors who will receive the giveaways;

2. determine the budget allocated per piece.

She said that most of the visitors would be her mother's friends and peers, and that we don't have a problem on the budget because her brother (who is in overseas worker) would take care of the costs.

I suggested to her that we may only opt to give giveaways to ladies (men don't make a fuss of giveaways and tokens, anyway).

I also told her about a wedding I attended about a year ago, where the couple chose Pashminas Shawls as giveaways to visitors. The giveaways are an instant hit to us because they are such an uncommon gifts in parties and events.

To those unfamiliar, a Pashmina Shawl is hand spun, woven, and embroidered in Kashmir, and made from fine cashmere fibre. People have to beware, however, because there are product imitations that use sub-standard materials, so needless to say, always ensure to buy Pashmina Shawls to suppliers who offer only the top-grade, quality checked Pashmina wraps.

A Shawl Pashmina will be a perfect giveaway on the birthday of my friend's mother. It may have to be a bit expensive; but it will definitely be an instant hit to the visitors.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


It's nice to be back

Friday, July 9, 2010

For The Rainy Days

Have you ever noticed those seemingly excess materials that protrude outside vehicle mirrors? Well, many people might find them a bit excess design to our cars but actually, these materials do have great functions!

I found it out during our most recent trip to the countryside last May 2010 to visit our old folks. Apparently, the Sports Utility Vehicle, or SUV, that we are riding on does have these Rain Guards installed on the windows.

According to our driver, these Rain Guards, or Wind Deflectors are very much useful especially while you are traveling during windy or rainy weather conditions. Rain Guards ensure that excess raindrops are being blocked before they reach the windows, that's why it is very much helpful for drivers to still get a clear view outside the vehicle.

This was proven when we got back to the city because while we were travelling back to the city, a heavy rain has approached us in the expressway, and the rain guards proved to be very efficient in keeping a clear view from outside the vehicle. As we all know, travelling during bad weather conditions is a bit risky especially when you can't see clearly from outside.

Moreover, Rain Guards cut down excess wind and noise from outside the car, so basically, these additional accessories give lots and lots of functions for travellers.

So for frequent travellers, it is really most advisable to install rain guards or wind deflectors on our cars to ensure that our travel is safe and sound all year round- even during the rainy days.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

How To Control The Crowd

It is the month of May and we are now getting ourselves busy in church in preparation for our International Missions Convention in July 2010. This year, we are targetting about 500 to 800 attendees who will participate in the conference.

One of the main preparations we are doing is how we can set-up an effective crowd control system during the participants' registration which will take place in the morning of the conference. Although there are some who are registering early via the internet, most of the participants are registering on the first day of the convention.

The initial idea is to set-up barricades that will help to control the flow of traffic. Of course, it has already been proven during our previous conferences that barricades greatly help in the traffic flow, so we would still be using the same on July.

Aside from that, a group member suggests that we use stanchions. Wikipedia defines stanchions as portable posts that help to manage lines or queues. We oftentimes see these on banks, payment centers, government agencies and food chains, and are actually very much effective in managing customer lines. Some examples are the retractable belt stanchions and the velvet ropes.

We can actually make a customized barricade or stanchions, however, we can also opt to purchase durable ones at stores and even purchase via the internet. After all, we will still be using these when we conduct other conference or conventions.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


B1G0 si G1B0

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bakflip: A Good Partner In Business

During the year 2009, my brother and I have started to conceptualize on putting up a resale business (delivery) of school and office supplies. And as we have already had a good number of prospective clients, it seems that we will be in for a good run.

The thoughts and the ideas are sometimes easy to come by. However, the hard part comes with the actual setting up of the business, including the equipments that we need to purchase.

One good example is the plan to buy a delivery service vehicle. I wanted us to buy a delivery truck, but my brother is encouraging me that a pick up truck is much better. He advised me that we really don't need a big truck just at the moment since we are just starting out with the business. But then, purchasing a pick up truck would mean that we still have to modify it by purchasing a durable tonneau cover. Tonneaou covers are more popularly known as truck bed or pickup bed covers.

Tonneau covers are extremely useful on our planned business because we are delivering goods that require extra care from rain, dust, etc. We have asked some friends, and they recommend a Bakflip pickup cover. Sure enough, when I tried browsing in the internet, I read that there are a lot of good, positive comments about bakflip covers.

Well, there are still a lot more to do and prepare for our business. It is our hope that everything will work out just fine for it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Going Organic

Going organic is definitely the "in" thing these days, as people are starting to become more health-conscious with what they do, what they wear, and what they eat.

This is actually due to the fact that people are concerned with the many new diseases and ailments caused about by the chemicals that are unconciously being taken into our bodies along with our food.

How does this happen? Well, due to advanced science and technology, researchers and scientiests are finding ways to speed up the growth process of our farm animals. This involves giving them chemicals and other artificial nutrients. With this, when the meat are converted for our food consumption, there are big chances that we also intake the chemicals into our body system.

As a result, negative reactions happen inside our bodies, and may cause development of disease and sickness.

But the good thing is, as I have mentioned on my first line, people are becoming more health-conscious and are now choosing organic vegetables, organic fruits, and organic meats for their food choices. This way, there little chances that harmful chemicals are being taken into their body systems.

For example, there are now certain farms that grow animals (like beef, cattle and poultry) the "organic" way. This means that they are providing natural lifestyles or habitat to the animals, and that they allow them to grow in using the natural life cycles. This ensures that the final consumers who buy the meat products are safe from unconsciously taking artificial chemicals and substances in their bodies.

It is about time that all of us consider going organic in our own lifestyles. This is good for the environment; and this is definitely good for all of us.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Are You Insured Yet?

One of the best things that you can get when you are regularly employed with a good company is that the company gives you better benefits than when you are just a casual or contractual employee.

In our company for instance, we started to receive clothing allowance, rice allowance last year. These are in addition to the basic 13th month pay that we regularly receive yearly as mandated by law.

This year, talks have it that our company might provide Life Insurance benefit to all regular employees who have been with the company for at least 5 years. This is actually a very good benefit considering that some of sectors in our company are having a bit of high risk jobs because they are working outside of the office in the streets most of the time. In the unlikely event that something happens to an employee, the Life Insurance will be there to ensure that the surviving immediate family gets some financial aid and benefits.

Employees do have high hopes that the company will push this thru, especially now that the Administration Group and the Human Resource Group who are in-charge of this issue are now starting to ask for Life Insurance Quotes from different insurance companies. We all hope that before the end of the year, this plan will finally materialize.

A co-employee who used to work in Australia even commented that in there, their company even gives Funeral Insurance to all regular employees. I haven't yet heard of any local company here in our country, but if ours will offer one, then that will surely give all of us a great boost!

After all, we, the employees, are the lifeblood of the business.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

For My Eyes Only

After a series of frequent headaches, I decided to subject myself for a physical medical check-up last February. The result revealed that I now need to seriously consider wearing eyeglasses. As the optometrist has advised, poor eyesight results to headache.

So after the check-up, I set myself to search for an optical shop that offers the Lowest Price Progressive Glasses. The hunt includes visiting various optical shops in town, or asking for referrals from friends, as well as browsing the internet.

Finally, after almost a month of searching, I am now convinced that I already found out the #1 online RX glasses store that will be able to cater for what I need, at a very reasonable price.

I was actually bloghopping when I chanced upon reading Eric's Review of Zenni Optical. I read that he has been purchasing his eyeglasses at Zenni Optical for so many years, and he has never been disappointed. Surely, it must mean that this optical store offers durable glasses at a cheap and/or reasonable price.

And not only that, their website shows that they have lots of choices to choose from. So whether you are trendy, or the executive guy who wants to look smart and snappy, you can always find quality eyeglasses at cheap cost in Zenni Optical.

Now it is time for me to send an email and inquire from them. Once I receive my pair of eyeglasses, I will try to make a follow-up post and inform all of you, guys.

Have a nice weekend, everyone!

Safety First

I have been working part-time at a relative's construction site for nearly ten years now. A part of my job is in sourcing reliable suppliers of office supplies and other necessary items. This year, they are venturing into sub-contracting some road construction repairs in the Metropolis. However, part of the basic requirements to be an accredited sub-contractor is that the company should have the basic safety tools when working on the road. These basic tools include traffic barricade, traffic signs, and others.

Since last week, I have been trying to look for the right company who can supply good and durable road safety tools. It is fortunate that I came accross this website which specializes in selling traffic cones. I can tell that they are just the right supplier because the site shows a complete line of safety signs, tools and materials. The products are properly colored with orange because the color easily attracts commuters and travellers.

Anyway, as my relative's construction site is just starting with the road repair deals, we need to purchase the basic safety tools which include:

Warning Flags- though small items, warning flags are actually an efficient tool in directing traffic. This is a big help to motorists because all they have to do is to follow what the flag holder (traffic director) is signalling thru the flag that he holds.

Another important tools are traffic cones. It is good that the website offers a wide array of traffic cones, so you can choose what you really need.

And, of course, the most common, but one of the most important of all, the traffic barricade. A good example is the picture above. What's good about the traffic barricade sold in traffic cones.us is that they also have these traffic barricades that have built-in signal lights. These are perfect during night time, because even from afar, motorists can be warned that there is an on-going construction ahead. With this, they can change lanes, adjust speed, and/or divert onto other detours.

Indeed, it is very important that we put much priority in safety. Whatever we do, and whichever line of business we are in, it must be- Safety First!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pacquiao-Clottey Live Streaming Videos

Hey! Fight Night ("The Event") for the Manny Pacquiao- Joshua Clottey match will be on March 13, 2010.

While many Filipinos will patiently wait for the delayed telecast on GMA 7 Kapuso Station, others might be going over the internet to look for Live Streaming Videos.

I believe this link will provide a Free Live Streaming Video of the Pacquiao-Clottey Match, so I will better try and see if this will work out.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Makeover? Why Not?!

Many first-time mothers who have just given birth to a child find it very difficult in dealing with their bodies' physical conditions. Of course, who would be glad, that everytime you look at yourself in the mirror, you see a fat woman with stretchmarks on their bellies, and with oversized breasts?

Perhaps this is one of the reasons why women who have just given birth have very low self-esteem and are easily irritated. They also tend to become over reactive and jealous with their husbands for fear that their husbands might be able to get attracted with ladies who look more beautiful and more sexy than their wives.

But of course, a religiously followed diet procedure and exercise can help women restore their pre-baby figures, however, their goal of having it back can take them a very long time But thanks to the wonders of modern-age science and medication, women can now avail of the Mommy Makoever to restore their bodies back as good as before they conceived a child in their womb.

Mommy Makeover is known as a series of cosmetic procedures that include breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, among others, which deal in removing excess fat and skin on the woman's abdominal area.

Why Consider a Los Angeles Breast Reduction?

While some men will quite agree that they prefer women to have bigger breast, the truth is, women encounter big difficulty with having it. Not only because they sometimes find it hard to purchase clothes that fit with them, but also because having oversize breasts can cause backpains and neckpains, not to mention the other limitations that they experience.

Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, women develop bigger breasts. This is why, a breast reduction can be of very good help for them after giving birth. This would include resizing and realigning in order to bring them back into good shape and condition.

Easily irritated everytime you see those stretch marks? Then it is time for you to consider undergoing a California Tummy Tuck. Abdominoplasty, or more commonly called tummy tuck is a special procedure that removes excess fat and skin in the abdomen. Also, it helps to reshape the abdomen back to its pre-baby condition.

All in all, having a baby can sometimes give mommies an irritation for their bodies. But in the end, there is nothing that can compare with the thought that you achieved those limitations in your body because you've nurtured your precious child in your womb.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Video of Ara Mina's Interviewed with Mo Twister

Alrighty then! How many of you had the privilege of watching the now-famous Video of Ara Mina during Mo Twister's interview with her on January 12, 2010?

Well, folks, it's about time you watch it, especially for you who are voters of the 2nd District of Quezon City.

Here's the link, if you please. INTERVIEW OF ARA MINA at MO TWISTER'S SHOW

One of the best parts was when Ara Mina disclosed that she is actually against Pornography.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Aquino And Villar: Tie on Latest Pulse Asia Presidential Survey

It is statistically a tie-up for Noynoy Aquino and Manny Villar for first place on the latest Pulse Asia Survey for presidential preference.

The result shows that Aquino got 37% voting preference while Villar got 35%. Conducted last January 22 to 26, 2010, the survey has a margin of error of +/- 2.

Erap Estrada is at far third with 12%, while Gibo Teodoro and Bro. Eddie Villanueva came in next at 5% and 2%, respectively.

Meanwhile, Senator Mar Roxas is the clear leader for the Vice Presidential race. Roxas got 47% voting preference. Senator Loren Legarda follows at 28%, while Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay came in at third with 13%.

For more specific results and data, please visit the Pulse Asia website.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Why Not Gibo?

Surely we've heard the arguments a hundred and one times before. People are explicitly saying that they wouldn't vote in favor of Gibo Teodoro because he is an administration candidate (in other words, closely associated with president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo).

But the man stood his ground. And though the surveys have continually put him on the bottom end among Noynoy Aquino, Manny Villar, and Erap Estrada, the Presidential Forums conducted by various organizations and media networks have introduced unto us a man who have clear visions and a man who knows the details of proper governance.

(famous Filipino author and National Artist F. Sionil Jose has a comprehensive interview of the man)

And so my question is: Why Not Gibo?

We go back to the old argument, that we do not want him because he is associated with Gloria.

Then my follow up question is: Why then, despite the fact that he would want to become the Admin's standard-bearer, do we like Bayani Fernando?


I want to see a Philippines that is peaceful, has strong institutions of governance, has modern infrastructure, has food security, is technologically and educationally advanced, with a people who have the capacity to make rational decisions for themselves, true freedom of thought and of expression, a power in Southeast Asia and perhaps the Asia-Pacific, ecologically rich and diverse, in short a country where our people would want to remain. - Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Perfect Gift

A close relative is tying the knot on the 25th of February, and my wife and I are now contemplating on what to give them as a gift on wedding day. Since they are moving into a new place, my wife mentioned that our gift should be those things that they would really need to start up their new life in their new home together.

Yesterday, we learned that they will be ordering a new queen size bed, so my wife suggests that we may better give them some Down Comforter Sets to complement their new bed.

Now all we have to know is the color motiff of their bedroom so we can choose two or three sets from among the Hotel Bedding Sets that we saw on the Internet yesterday.

Well, anyway, we still have about a month to decide and choose the best colors/designs, but at least we have already found the perfect gift that we can give on their wedding day.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Connect India

Guys, I hope you can all give me some insightful advise.

My boss has resigned from our company a few months ago when he decided to setup his outsourcing company in his hometown in India. Actually, he was already telling us about his plan for the last two years, but we never expected that he is very serious about it.

Now here's the hard part. He told us thru email that business is really doing good, and that he is offering me and my other two colleagues to come and join him in India.

It is a bit hard for me to decide because I really am not that familiar with the Indian culture. Anyway, for a start, my boss suggested that I do my research thru internet, and he told me to frequent visiting and reading the articles in Indian Chat, a website that gives lots of information about India, including the recent news about it.

Also, knowing that we Filipinos are people who love to communicate regularly to our love ones, he informed us that it is not so much difficult to communicate, and send message to our relatives and friends because there are a lot of providers that offer Free SMS in India.

A Free SMS service is very important because this helps so much in cutting costs and expenses if ever we are able to work abroad. With so many relatives, friends and loved ones to communicate with, this free SMS service will carry a load off our budget.

Now, I have a month left to decide whether I will accept the offer or not.

Any suggestion?

Military Plane Crash In Cotabato

A Military plane crash in Cotabato City leaves 8 people dead, according to news reports.

The plane came from Cotabato City and was supposed to be headed to Zamboanga City when the plane encountered trouble and flew in zigzag mode before it crashed a few minutes after take-off near the Urban Poor Housing Subdivision in Cotabato City.

The team of military officials killed on the crash was headed by Lieutenant General Mario Butch Lacson of the 3rd Air Division.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hair Pins For My Girl

My wife and I are excited today.

We noticed last night that our 8 month-old baby girl's hair is finally long enough for a simple makeover. A relative actually suggested that we bring her to a kiddie parlor and have her first hair cut, but we decided that it is not yet a proper time for her to have a haircut.

In order to manage her hair, we agreed last night that we will bring her to the mall and we will buy some Hair Pins. There is this boutique that sells quality but affordable hair care and hair-styling products.

As a surprise simple gift (and my wife does not know this yet), I also negotiated with an online shop that sells hair styling products via the internet. They sell quality hair pins and hair clips, but among those, I ordered a beautiful butterfly hair clip for my baby girl, and swarovski bobby pins for my wife.

Till here, I hope to get a picture of our purchases and will try to post them here on my site.

Have a good day, everyone!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Press Secretary Cerge Remonde Dies

Press Secretary Cerge Remonde was pronounced dead at 11:51 a.m. today, January 19, 2010 at the Makati Medical Center due to heart attack.

Remonde was rushed to the hospital at past 11 a.m. after he was found unconscious in his Bel-Air residence in Makati.

Remonde was Press Secretary to the President since February 2008. Prior to that, he was in-charge of the Presidential Management Staff now headed by Secretary Hermogenes Esperon.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Casino Goes Online

If you were able to watch one of those James Bond movies, you'll probably notice that one of the usual settings of the film would be in a Casino, where James Bond gets to play poker against the main villain of the story. And if you are observant enough, the people who go to casino are well-dressed and carry a lot of money.

Now I was only able to see how it looks and feels like to be in casinos on television shows and movies, but I have not yet experienced going to Las Vegas and Macau and try my hands on the Slot Machines.

The good thing is, because of the wonders of internet, people can now experience the Online Casino Games and play Poker, Slot Machine and Roulette anytime and anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. All you have to do is download the gaming platform, or install some softwares, and viola! You can now play online!

Now some of you might be apprehensive in playing online casino but there are credible sites such as the Rushmore Casino and the Cherry Red Casino which are highly recommended.

If you are new to playing Online Casino Games, I recommend for you to frequently visit the Online Casino Spotlight site. This site gives insightful tips about how to play casino online, new games offered, as well as the top casino onlines available on the world wide web.

Till next time, visit my site more often for more exciting tips and ideas about Online Casino.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Hello there! Sorry i've been a bit busy these days, so I couldn't update my blogs more often.

Anyway, have you any idea what this sentence means?

The smile pockets a rattling controversy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Twenty Ten

Here's a shot taken by an amateur photographer at 12 midnight with the closing of 2009 and the opening of the new year 2010.

Let us start this year with high hopes to believe that the best is in store for our beloved Philippines.

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