Advertisement

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Twilight Saga: New Moon

Unlike you, I never had the chance to watch Twilight Saga: New Moon. I was not that eager to see the much anticipated sequel of Twilight. My blasé attitude must be because of this photo.

Twilight New Moon

Monday, December 28, 2009

Ebay Speed Bump Error: How To Solve Speed Bump Error At Ebay?

eBay

That was the first time I used eBay to purchase online. Unfortunately, I had to face Speed Bump Error when I was about to pay. The said error says: Sorry, you've hit a speed bump! To continue checkout, please try again. But nothing happened when I tried it twice.

So, I googled the error and this is what I found:

arladanielle (61 ) View Listings | Posts: 3 | Report
I have encountered this Speed Bump thing today in paying via Paypal. Guess what! Ive searched solutions from other countries and I tried this one which worked! It's not a problem with the seller but with Paypal in our country. Then I was able to pay my seller even if i contacted him.
1. Go to http://www.ebay.com (US)
2. Sign in as usual
3. Go to My Won
4. Use checkout and pay as usual(you will need to log in at Paypal)
4. After ebay.com says Thank you for your payment, click view your order details. Payment will be confirmed and an email will be sent to you at your email address.
5. Forward this email message to the seller (just in case he does not receive it, but I'm sure he will coz Paypal will mail him too.)
6. Problem resolved!

I hope this helps. It helped me!

Yes, it did help me. I was able to pay for the item. After a day, I received a confirmation that the seller has received my payment. It took another day before I got a reply from the seller.

I'm still waiting for any updates about my item and it has been two days now. Poor me.

Photo from: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/120/303284582_26b443535f.jpg

Other topics of interest:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Brittany Murphy: Rest In Peace

Brittany Murphy



Last Monday, Yahoo! greeted me with news about the death of Brittany Murphy. It came as a surprise considering that I just had a rerun of Clueless the night before. Her laughter in that movie still lingers in my memory.

May you rest in peace Brittany Murphy.


Other topics of interest:

Christmas Party Themes And Attire
Little Cruz Beckham
Review Of Susan Boyle's Album
Sesame Street's Anniversary
Philippine Presidential Candidates For 2010

Bidazzled: Bid For The Desired Item And Help Lung Cancer Patients

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Bidazzled. All opinions are 100% mine.

Most of the time, online auctions will have a winner and a loser. The winner will get the item while the loser will go home without the desired item. This is the typical type of online auction. However, if you want to find a different kind of online auction, then Bidazzled Entertainment Auctions is just the right place for you and me.

In Bidazzled Entertainment Auctions, you will save 80% off the retail price, if you will be declared as the winner. The company will offer you to purchase the item back for cash, cash and bids or bids.

But if you do not win, you can still obtain up to 50 bonus bids. This is the management's way of saying thank you for participating. As mentioned earlier, nobody loses in this type of auction.

Last month, Bidazzled Entertainment Acutions just had two winners for Nintendo Wii's using only their 5 free bids.

Apart from offering savings to their members, Bidazzled is also funding a lung cancer charity, specifically the Ruch Foundation (www.ruchfoundation.com). In other words, you are not only aiming for your desired item but you are also helping those individuals who have lung cancer. Now, that's the kind of auction you need these holidays.

So, if you want to bid and help lung cancer patients, you may use this code—BBP1202A—to get additional 15 bids (apart from the 5 free bids you earn) during registration.


SocialSpark Disclosure Badge

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cheap Portable Computer: Netbook Or Notebook

HP Compaq Presario

I am planning to buy a portable computer after Apple exhibited tantrum a week ago that resulted in work delay. Because of my limited budget, I have to look for a cheap but reliable portable computer. My friend suggested going for a netbook since my main purpose is to have a backup machine in case something will happen to Apple.

However, netbooks are like Internet domains--the one I like is not available. For instance, I like the Asus Eee PC 1101HA but this model is not available here in Davao City. Then, I'm wishing for Lenovo S10-2 2Gb memory, but no computer shop has this type of spec.

Since the price of a faster netbook is somewhat closed to the price of a cheaper notebook, another friend suggested to go for a notebook instead of a 10-inch portable computer. As you can see, the Asus Eee Pc 1005HA with 2Gb memory and pre-installed Windows 7 starter costs PHP 24k+ (around $510). With that amount, I can already purchase an Intel Dual Core Compaq Presario or Emachines (product of Acer).

But then again, the specs of those notebooks are not to my liking.

Now, my friends with technical expertise advise me to just stretch my budget so I can purchase the kind of portable computer that I want.

If I would heed their advice, I might as well buy an Intel Pentium Dual Core HP Compaq notebook in a 12.1-inch display. It has a 3GB memory and a 320 GB hard disk at a price of PHP 32k+ (around $700) available at Silicon Valley and Digital Interface, NCCC Mall.

Or I'll just wait until my sister can buy a system unit so I could use my father's laptop, which is currently in her possession.

Truly, it is difficult to acquire expensive thing when you have limited resources. Sigh.

Photo from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/personalagain/2563736430/sizes/o/

Other topics of interest:

Review Of Windows 7: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Windows 7 According To Me
502 Google Server Error
Why They Are Successful With Adsense And Why I failed?—And Goodbye Michael Jackson
Urgent: iPHone 3G S Or Ericsson T68

PLDT myDSL—Where Is My Bill?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Water Walking Ball At MTS Davao

Water Walking Ball at MTS




Water walking ball is the reason my nephew, Borgy, did not want to leave Davao City. He tried it once at MTS and he wanted to go back the following day. Well, I could not blame him. I think walking or floating on water without getting wet is, far and away, amusing.


Water Walking Ball At MTS
Borgy (my nephew) and Bianca (my niece) inside a water walking ball.

Eye-Fi Memory Card: How To Make A Wireless Camera

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Eye-Fi. All opinions are 100% mine.

After my cousin's wedding last weekend, I still have not browsed those photos I took. Why? The pictures are not yet uploaded in my computer. Why? The USB cable is not available and I could not find my card reader. Now, how am I able to edit those photos and deliver them to my cousin as part of a wedding gift? Is there a way to upload photos without the use of USB cable or card reader? Or how about a method to transfer photos from my camera to my computer, wirelessly?

Fortunately, I just learned about how to make my camera wireless with the use of Eye-Fi memory card. As the term implies, it is a Wi-Fi enabled SD card. This means that I can transfer all the pictures from my camera to my computer without USB cable or card reader. It is, truly, the easiest way to get all the photos in my camera. Plus, it would allow me to have all those photos taken a few months ago but are still in my digital camera.

Another advantage of Eye-Fi memory card is that it comes in a 4Gb memory and it has a feature that automatically organizes photos by date. Now, that's useful.

I am watching this video-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7CnHCCVSEE&feature=player_profilepage --to learn more about how the products works. You too can join me in getting to know more of this useful device. Oh, by the way, Eye-Fi memory card needs a SDHC capable camera and wireless router to be functional.


SocialSpark Disclosure Badge

Monday, December 14, 2009

Reader's Digest: My Comments Made It

I just found out that Reader's Digest has given me a different kind of birthday gift. Yes, little things give me enjoyment. That's why when I read my comment and name (full name) on the Interact department of Reader's Digest, my smile wouldn't die away while reading the rest of the articles featured in November 2009 issue of the widely-read magazine in Asia.

I know that this is considered non-essential, but it is essential for me. Not everyone has the chance for their comments or thoughts to be put into print in one of the most respectable magazines in the world—Reader's Digest.

This is not actually the first time that my comment was publicized in RD Asia/Philippines. I submitted four comments and one photo for Unseen Asia. Out of four, three of them were featured and one was not so lucky. Unfortunately, my entry for Unseen Asia, which was taken using D40x, did not make it. If it did, I would have a Xacti camera now. Hehe…

Your comments may also be published by going to rdasia.com/comments. And if you want to receive $100, you may want to submit original jokes, anecdotes and fillers to RD. And if you want higher payment ($350), then compose an article for My Story (unpublished personal stories) column.

As for me, RD did not give me any royalty but I receive a truly different kind of gift for my birthday. I think that's more than enough.

Other topics of interest:

Food Cart Business In Davao City
Field Engineers Job Opportunity At InfiniteCare Technology Solutions
Cheapest Airfare To Cebu City
Nikon D700: Photos Using Nikon D700
Micro Devices And Electronics Supply, Part II

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Christmas Party Themes And Attire

Cara Mord Sith, Tabrett Bethel



I would love to wear this skin-tight leather outfit of Mord-Sith during our Christmas Party. Hehe…

This can be a perfect attire for any Christmas party themes, such as a movie theme.

And oh, I'd like to portray as the bad ass Cara.

Photo from: tabrettbethell.com



Other topics of interest:

Little Cruz Beckham
Review Of Susan Boyle's Album
Philippine Presidential Candidates For 2010
Nothing But The Truth Movie
Miss Venezuela Crowned Miss Universe 2009 But Heidi Montag A Big Mistake


Monday, December 07, 2009

Food Cart Business In Davao City

food cart business

Everybody wants to set out into something prolific. Because of that, my brother and I have contrived to put up a food cart business here in Davao City. The only hindrance is the location. Mall spaces are too costly while affordable spaces are taken.

Prices for commercial spaces may range from PHP 15,000 to PHP 50,000. Plus, most of them require three-month deposit. Huhu…

But we're not ready to give up. I know that we could still discover a perfect place for our food cart business here in Davao City—a place where there is foot traffic. I'm not sure when and where, though. Sigh… Can you help me out?

Photo from: cateringinlosangeles.com

Other topics of interest:

Cheapest Airfare To Cebu City
Nikon D700: Photos Using Nikon D700
Lake Sebu This November
Micro Devices And Electronics Supply, Part II
Cebu Pacific Airfare Promo

Friday, December 04, 2009

Little Cruz Beckham

little cruz beckham

While the paparazzi enclosed the Beckhams, Cruz David Beckham, son of David Robert Joseph Beckham, an English footballer and founder of David Beckham Academy, hollered out:

Little Cruz Beckham: Samok mo!

Photo from: www.yahoo.com

Other topics of interest:

Review Of Susan Boyle's Album
Sesame Street's Anniversary
Philippine Presidential Candidates For 2010
Nothing But The Truth Movie
Up The Movie And Ranch Palos Verdes Experience

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Field Engineers Job Opportunity At InfiniteCare Technology Solutions

InfiniteCare Technology Solutions, Inc. is in need of the following:

FIELD ENGINEERS (Technical Support)
(Area of Assignment: One (1) for Davao & One (1) for Cagayan de Oro)

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
Male, 23 -35 Yrs. Old

A graduate of any four or five year course related to Information & Communication Technology.

Experienced in IT Network Solutions, and Structured Cabling is an advantage.

Experienced in Computing (Servers, Storage, Software) installation is also an advantage.

Strong ability to deliver live demo and technical presentations to groups of all sizes.

Willing to work overtime (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and even after office hours).

Willing to be trained in other IT products.

Has the ability to work productively with minimal supervision.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT WOULD BE A DEFINITE PLUS:

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) License

Other Certifications

Send your Application to: gcorcino@ipsi.com.ph

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Review Of Susan Boyle's Album

Susan Boyle

Watch out Madonna. Susan Boyle's version of You'll See is way better than yours. She has put more soul to it, especially in this part: "You think that I can never laugh again, you'll see." I'm sure Susan is laughing her way after her album I Dreamed A Dream has been considered one of the fastest-selling albums of the decade.

If you listen to Susan Boyle's I Dreamed A Dream, you will never think that she's a 40-something lady.

But do not try to play Susan Boyle's I Dreamed A Dream while driving as it encourages sleep.

Songs in this album include:

Wild Horses
I Dreamed A Dream
Cry Me A River
How Great Thou Art
You'll See
Daydream Believer
Up To The Mountain
Amazing Grace
Who Was I Born To Be
Proud
The End Of The World Silent Night

Other topics of interest:
Review Of Windows 7: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Windows 7 According To Me
Cheapest Airfare To Cebu City
Nothing But The Truth Movie
Up The Movie And Rancho Palos Verdes Experience
A Walk To Remember

Monday, November 23, 2009

Review Of Windows 7: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Windows 7 According To Me

Windows 7 Desktop

I bade farewell to Windows Vista last week and welcomed Windows 7. Because of the annoying blue screen of death, I decided to wipe out Vista from my system.

According to some of the actual users of Windows 7 here in the Philippines, my current operating system exhibits fewer blue screen compared with a machine running Windows Vista. Unfortunately, a few minutes after Windows 7 was completely installed, blue screen of death appeared… not just once but thrice.

Nevertheless, I like the graphical user interface of my new OS. It looks like… Vista but more colorful, I would say. I just do not like the gadget (sidebar for Vista). The “always on top” option of Windows 7 is different because I could not make it look like a taskbar. I just installed Google Desktop so that I can always see my analog clock.

They say that Windows 7 is more efficient than Vista in using hardware resources. By that it means the former is faster. But based on my experience, I think they are the same. J

In addition to that, many users think that Windows 7 is more stable than Windows Vista. In other words, there are fewer crashes on Windows 7. But I’m not sure about this because, as I mentioned earlier, BOD appeared after installation of 7.

Start menu is still the same as that of Vista, even though they say that 7 has improved.

The only difference (I think) is that of the taskbar because it shows you a thumbnail preview of a minimized program.

Another thing I like about 7 is that .avi files can be played through Windows Media Player.

I think I’m going to give Windows 7 a month before I can truly say that 7 is better than Vista.

Other topics of interest:

I’m Breaking Up With Vista
502 Google Server Error
Why They Are Successful With Adsense And Why I Failed?—And Goodbye Michael Jackson
Ugent: iPhone 3G S Or Ericsson T68
Best Buy Gift Card For Father’s Day 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cheapest Airfare To Cebu City

Philippine Taoist Temple Cebu City

"Airfare to Cebu that time was PHP 56," said my former colleague. So, I accessed Cebu Pacific's official website but couldn't find such airfare promo of Cebu Pacific. If there was indeed an airfare promo of PHP 56, then that would be the cheapest airfare one could have in going to the Queen of the South—Cebu City—from the Land of Promise—Davao City.

Photo: Flickr.com


Other topics of interest:
Nikon D700: Photos Using D700
Lake Sebu This November
Micro Devices And Electronics Supply, Part II
Cebu Pacific Airfare Promo
Swimming At Robinson's Highlands Country Club

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Nikon D700: Photos Using Nikon D700

My friend, Christian, came to visit Davao last week. He agreed to take photos (for free) of the available products at JDLCN Micro-Devices and Electronics Supply using his Nikon D700.

Here are some of the shots:

Sunglasses with Bluetooth 2Gb MP3 Player —with this gadget, you can listen to your favorite tunes without those cords.

Spy camera watch—the watch that you need when you want a spy tool that will not draw attention wherever you go.

As you can see, photos taken using DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras, like Nikon D700, are different than merely using point and shoot digital cameras. The shots are fantastic. Nikon D700 can truly transform the not-so-lovely subjects into breathtaking photos.

Thanks Tianx for spending a few hours of your time to take these photos using your Nikon D700.

Other topics of interest:
Lake Sebu This November
Micro Devices And Electronics Supply, Part II
Cebu Pacific Airfare Promo
Swimming At Robinson's Highlands Country Club
Kadayawan Festival 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Sesame Street's Anniversary

40th Anniversary of Sesame Street
Happy 40th Anniversary Sesame Street!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Lake Sebu This November

Since our Cebu escapade is cancelled because of unavoidable circumstance, we are now planning to visit another "Cebu" this November.

Lake Sebu is one of the tourist spots in South Cotabato, Philippines. December to January are said to be the best months to visit Lake Sebu.

Lake Sebu is seated 3,000 feet above sea level. Boating around the lake is what I want to try, besides eating grilled tilapia (yum yum).

I'm also excited to take photos of Seven Waterfalls located away from Lake Sebu. A hiking trail is available that would lead up to the mountain. But I doubt if we could still go hiking because of limited time.

So far, I only hear good things about Lake Sebu.

Other topics of interest:
Micro Devices And Electronics Supply, Part II
Cebu Pacific Airfare Promo
Micro Devices And Electronic Supply
Swimming At Robinson's Highlands Country Club
Kadayawan Festival 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Micro Devices And Electronics Supply, Part II

Micro Devices and Electronics Supply

JDLC Micro Devices and Electronics Supply

It's about electronics, ideas and innovation.


Products include:

Microcontrollers (PIC & 8051 Devices)

Integrated Circuits

Semiconductors

Active and Passive Devices

Alexan Programmer (ATMEL Device)

LED

Home CCTV and Security

Energy Saving and Environment Friendly LED T8 Tubes

Electronic Gadgets, such as SPY CAMERA WATCHES and BLUETOOTH DEVICE SUNGLASSES


We also offer special services, like:

PIC Device Hex Writing

Free Consultation on student projects

CCTV Design and Installation


We are located at:

3rd Floor, Unit A316

Wisson Shopping Center

Magallanes St, Davao City

Or Call us: 0928-6768423


Other topics of interest:

Cebu Pacific Airfare Promo

Micro Devices And Electronic Supply

Swimming At Robinson's Highlands Country Club

Kadayawan Festival 2009

What I Know About The Philippines: By An American

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cebu Pacific Airfare Promo

Cebu Pacific Go Lite Promo

My friends and I are planning to visit Cebu on the third Sunday of January 2010, which is in time for the Sinulog Festival. And now, I'm looking for a cheap airfare. The cheaper airfare I could find is offered by Cebu Pacific. Its PHP 988 Go Lite Fare promo has a sale period from October 24 to 27 2009 and a travel period from December 1, 2009 to February 28, 2010.

Go Lite Fare is offered for guests who travels without checked-in bags. A carry-on bag should not exceed 7 kilograms.

Philippine Airlines, on the other hand, does not have that kind of promo rate. So if I'm going to travel with PAL, I'll be spending PHP 2,132 to go to Cebu and PHP 1,417 to go back to Davao. But I can travel with a checked-in baggage.

With the cheaper airfare of Cebu Pacific, I might be teaming up with them in going to Cebu for the celebration of Sinulog Festival. Is it a good choice or not?

Other topics of interest:
Micro Devices And Electronic Supply
Swimming At Robinson's Highlands Country Club
Kadayawan Festival 2009
What I Know About The Philippines: By An American
Goodbye For Now, Former President Corazon Aquino

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Social Media And Its Role During the 2008 Election

Obama
Obama’s campaign during last year’s election utilized social media. Social media networks are media created to be distributed using social interaction. Furthermore, social media networks support the need of an individual for social interaction through the use of the Internet. It was a smart choice for President Barack Obama for choosing the web as his to way to reach millions of Americans worldwide.

He made use of inexpensive but powerful way of disseminating his future plans for the United States Of America. And his followers responded by generating buzz using social media. Because of that, Obama’s hits on the Internet were organic. Through social media, Obama became popular not just in the US but also in other countries.

A report called Obamanomics came out to study such wide success of social media in Obama’s campaign. The said report acceded to the fact that Obama’s way of reaching out to the American people changed the Internet landscape. Bloggers and fans worldwide showed their support for Obama through their own blogs, as well as the social media networks.

The victory of Obama has just proven the usefulness of social media in helping individuals achieved their goals. Through social media, you can promote your talents and skills or interact with other people with the same interests as you have. Socia media indeed made a difference to the lives of human beings.

Post?slot_id=

Monday, October 19, 2009

Full-Length Swimwear By Speedo Is On My Wish List

contourback styling of Speedo
This contourback styling of Speedo is similar to the swimsuit that I'm wearing. But because my back, arms, and legs are overly exposed to the sun using that suit, I'm now looking for a full-length swim suit (long leg and arm length) to cover my entire body except my face, neck, hands, and feet.
Women's Incense Long Leg Swimsuit of Speedo Then, I saw this Women's Incense Long Leg Swimsuit of Speedo which would fully suit my needs. Unfortunately, this full length swim suit of Speedo doesn't fit my budget (£50). However, rash guard paired with leggings made from nylon can be a good alternative to Speedo's long leg, arm length swim suit, according to my swimming instructor. And it is a relief knowing that rash guards and leggings are not as costly as Speedo's swimsuit.

But I would still buy that full-length swimsuit of Speedo, when money is no longer an issue. :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Philippine Presidential Candidates For 2010

Noynoy Aquino, Mar Roxas, Chiz Escudero, Loren Legarda

My friend forwarded me an email attaching these photos. They were just in time to put a smile on my face while my world is in turmoil.

(Left Photo) For Liberal Party: Noynoy Aquino for President, Mar Roxas for Vice President
For Nationalist People's Coalition (tentative): Chiz Escudero for President while Loren Legarda will run for Vice President.


Joseph Estrada, Chiz Escudero, Gibo Teodoro, Loren Legarda, Manny Villar In this photo (from L to R): Former President Joseph Estrada as Kim Joon, Sen. Chiz Escudero as Kim Bum, NDCC Sec. Gibo Teodoro as Lee Min Ho, Sen. Loren Legarda as Geo Hye Sun, and Sen. Manny Villar as Kim Hyun-joong.

Whoever made this photoshopped pictures, thanks for making me smile.

Other topics of interest:
Nothing But The Truth Movie
Up The Movie And Rancho Palos Verdes Experience
Miss Venezuela Crowned Miss Universe 2009 But Heidi Montag A Big Mistake
Bench Blackout—Denim And Underwear Show
A Walk To Remember

Monday, October 12, 2009

Nothing But The Truth Movie

Nothing But The Truth, Kate Beckinsale
If you were a reporter, how long could you keep your source's identity? This was the gist of Nothing But The Truth movie. Rachel Armstrong (Kate Beckinsale who was named by Esquire Magazine as the sexiest woman alive) was imprisoned for not disclosing the identity of her source after her article about the findings of a covert CIA operative hit the newsstand.

At first I could not understand Rachel's adamancy in Nothing But The Truth movie that caused her husband to accidentally fall in love with another woman while Rachel's still in prison. The last time she saw her son was on the first day of her incarceration and she hasn't seen him since then. She's willing to give up everything just to protect her source's identity.

If I were Rachel, I think I would hand over the identity of my main source to the FBI to avoid durance. But not Rachel. Her reason? You better watch Nothing But The Truth movie to better understand Rachel's stance.


Other topics of interest:
Up The Movie And Rancho Palos Verdes Experience
Miss Venezuela Crowned Miss Universe 2009 But Heidi Montag A Big Mistake
Bench Blackout—Denim And Underwear Show
A Walk To Remember
Prison Break: The Final Break

Monday, October 05, 2009

Espadrilles—All About Comfort And Style


It was this photo of Jennifer Aniston wearing a pair of Stuart Weitzman Alex Espadrille Wedge that converted me into an Espadrilles aficionado.

Espadrilles originated from France and Spain. Traditionally, they are flat shoes in natural colors. They are known to have soles made out of straw or wood, while the tops are usually made out of fabric. By adding ribbon and platforms to the traditional style, Yves St. Laurent remodeled the espadrilles into a fashionable shoe.

It is difficult to find a good pair of espadrilles here in Davao. I wish I could travel to Manila soon and visit Sueno de Espadrilles at the Podium where espadrilles are widely available.

Other topics of interest:
Micro Devices And Electronic Supply
Swimming At Robinson's Highlands Country Club
Kadayawan Festival 2009
What I Know About The Philippines: By An American
Goodbye For Now, Former President Corazon Aquino

Monday, September 28, 2009

iLasik Video Contest: Your Chance To Win $5,000

Contest

Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) has established an advanced vision technologies that will allow patients to have high quality of life by improving their vision without the restraints of glasses. Recently, the company launched a video contest called "You Gotta See This." This video contest will give the participants a chance to win $5,000 (for grand prize winner), an HDTV package and a Flip UltraHD camcorder.


How to join in the iLasik Video Contest:

1. Make a video that would fit into one of the following categories:

- "My contacts are getting in the way of my good time."

- "My favorite sport or activity would be so much cooler with better vision."

- "You should see life after the iLasik Procedure."

2. Afterwards, submit that video at iLASIK Video Contest

3. Then, tell your friends to vote for your video, as it can boost your chance to win a prize.

As mentioned earlier, one entry (from all video categories) will win $5000. In addition, three participants (one winner per video category) will have a chance to own an HDTV package worth $2,500. Furthermore, a $199.99 value of Flip UltraHD camcorder will be given to three winners (one winner in each video category).

AMO's iLasik has done a tremendous job in providing solutions for patients, including my friends, with vision disorders. The company has technologies to treat myopia, hyperopia, astimagtism, among others. For individuals with vision problems, iLasik may be the right choice for you. Life is surely better with AMO.

Post?slot_id=

Micro Devices And Electronic Supply

My brother's JDLCN Micro Devices And Electronics Supply shop/store will open this October of 2009 (possibly on October 3, 2009).

This micro devices and electronic supply shop/store offers the following:

1. Microcontrollers

2. Integrated circuits, such as logic gates, semi-conductors, transistors, diodes, passive electronic devices, etc.

3. Project Kits for students

And a lot more.

Come and visit JDLCN Mirco-Devices And Electronic Supply at 3rd level, Wisons Shopping Center (formerly RMC) Anda corner Magallanes Street, Davao City.

Tentative opening date: October 3, 2009

As you noticed, I'm writing sponsored posts again to raise a fund to buy a brand new lawn tennis racquet and a pair of espadrilles. :)

Other topics of interest:
Swimming At Robinson's Highlands Country Club
Banco De Oro Unibank
Travel Philippines: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Hospital Review: Brokenshire And Davao Medical School Foundation
Roti Mum: The Best Coffee Bun In Singapore Is Now In Davao

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Career Advantage With Gillette-- Get Ahead Of The Game

Career Advantage Gillette
Perhaps, you just graduated from college and are now looking for a job that would satisfy your needs. You are probably looking for information about how to write a resume that would impress future employer. You are almost there, ready to catch your dream but you forgot something—how to dress up for a career advantage.

Grooming may seem unnecessary to some individuals. However, according to a recent survey commissioned by Gillette and conducted by Harris Interactive, 84% or 420 out of 500 HR professionals are of the same mind that well-groomed employees are more likely to achieve success than those who are not well-groomed.

Furthermore, the survey showed that 99% of HR professionals find proper grooming as more important than firm handshake. In order to fortify the findings of the said survey, Gillette collaborated with Mark Jeffries, a career expert, and Brett Fahlgren, GQ style correspondent, to provide expert advice for men who want to land in the job (well-compensated) that they want and for guys who want to get ahead in their current careers.

Job seekers and professionals may now review expert advice of Mark and Brett and read the Hire Guide to know what is really in the minds of HR professionals. Gillette Career Advantage provides Gillette Career Quiz that you can take to evaluate your potential.

You may visit Gillette Career Advantage to use the tools, information and advice given to help you achieve what you desire. You can also review the findings of the survey and press release and get hold of the grooming and career expert advice at Gillette Resource Center.

Post?slot_id=54032&url=http%3a%2f%2fsocialspark

Monday, September 21, 2009

Swimming At Robinson's Highlands Country Club


And off we went to Robinson's Highlands Country Club, Davao City-- a five-minute drive from our house. The place was ritzy, though it needs improvement. It has a function hall for wedding reception or any social events. Downstairs, you can find their 6-feet deep swimming pool and courts for basketball and lawn tennis.

It was still a quiet place when we arrived, with only three employees present. But as we enjoyed swimming, we heard the arrival of some guests, who will be using the function hall. But we were still alone, enjoying the satisfying water temperature of the pool. However, we needed to cease our enjoyment because of the sun's painful heat and our skin color became darker—darker than tan.

Anyway, Robinson's Highlands is an exclusive subdivision for the affluent families. Inside that for-rich-only village, we saw the supposed white, glass house of the Pambansang Kamao, Manny Pacquiao, near the country club. We didn't see Manny (he's still in Baguio for training) or Aling Dionesia outside that very expensive abode.

By the way, the swimming pool fee for adults is PHP 60, while a child below 12 years old should pay PHP 40. The fee is slightly lower when you are a homeowner of Robinson's Highlands. Robinson's Country Club is still new, so the place is still clean. And we plan to go back probably in October.

Other topics of interest:
Kadayawan Festival 2009
Bench Blackout—Denim And Underwear Show
Travel Philippines: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Up The Movie And Rancho Palos Verdes Experience
Hospital Review: Brokenshire And Davao Medical School Foundation

Monday, September 14, 2009

Lawn Tennis…Anyone?

Lawn Tennis
I started playing lawn tennis again. Is it my way of venting my frustrations or healing the wound of my cardiovascular organ? Not necessarily. But I think I need to be out in the scorching heat of the sun often to generate vitamin D and to maintain my ideal weight in accordance with my height.

Lawn tennis involves a lot of running and strokes are different from badminton. The racquet for lawn tennis is heavier than the badminton's. This is the reason Steffi Graf or Maria Sharapova has wider shoulder and bigger arms.

Although the backhand stroke is said to be the weakness of almost all Filipino tennis players, my two-handed backhand stroke is better than my forehand stroke. And when I play lawn tennis, I am not inflammable, unlike Serena Williams who was penalized for showing tantrums over a foot fault.

But lawn tennis is not the sport of choice for people who are afraid of getting darker skin. However, you can still play this game without fear of 'transforming your white skin complexion' because lawn tennis can be played in a covered court. In Davao, the only covered court we have is in Dona Vicenta Subdivision, near Victoria Plaza.

As long as you enjoy playing lawn tennis, doesn't matter whether you will get tanned or not. What counts most is that you lose weight and gain friends.

Other topics of interest:
09/09/09
502 Google Server Error
Up The Movie And Rancho Palos Verdes Experience
Miss Venezuela Crowned Miss Universe 2009 But Heidi Montag A Big Mistake
Kadayawan Festival 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

09/09/09

As you know it, today is September 9, 2009 (09/09/09). This is said to be the 9th day of the month, the 9th month of the year, 9th year of the century. And its significance? Nothing (for me). They are just numbers. But it may somehow bring good luck (hopefully).

Other topics of interest:
502 Google Server Error
Up The Movie And Rancho Palos Verdes Experience
Miss Venezuela Crowned Miss Universe 2009 But Heidi Montag A Big Mistake
Kadayawan Festival 2009
Goodbye For Now, Former President Corazon Aquino

Monday, September 07, 2009

Bruno Movie Is A Porn

Bruno The Movie
That is according to Barbara Walters. And I agree with her.

Do not throw away your precious one hour or so by watching this film.

However, if you enjoy watching wagging male reproductive organ, then by all means devour your time with Bruno.

I do not find Bruno as funny either. The funny scenes were forced and the jokes didn't tickle my brain.

But I like how Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Bruno, portrayed his role. The raising of his eyebrows is just amusing.

Nonetheless, it is semi-porn. As per Barbara's advice: Do not take your kids.

But I will add… unless you can strategically explain that Bruno is just a form of art.

Other topics of interest:

Up The Movie And Rancho Palos Verdes Experience
Miss Venezuela Crowned Miss Universe 2009 But Heidi Montag A Big Mistake
Bench Blackout—Denim And Underwear Show
A Walk To Remember
Prison Break: The Final Break

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

502 Google Server Error

502 Google Server Error

It happened this morning. Its 30-second waiting time turned out to be hours. Huhuhu...

It is frustrating to know that a fecund and powerful company like Google will encounter such a problem. What happened to the solid infrastructure of Google? Surely, I cannot solely depend on this company with admirable reputation.

Truly, I cannot always rely on today's technology. :(

Other topics of interest:
Why They Are Successful With Adsense And Why I Failed?—And Goodbye Michael Jackson
Urgent: iPhone 3G S Or Ericsson T68
PLDT myDSL
Best Buy Gift Card For Father's Day 2009
Gift Ideas For Father's Day

Monday, August 31, 2009

Up The Movie And Rancho Palos Verdes Experience

UP movie
During the Kadayawan culmination day, Rey Winston, his girl friend (or girlfriend?) and I went out to watch the movie UP courtesy of '2+1'. I never thought UP would be remarkable that I learned two important lessons from this film-- perseverance and sacrifice.

If you have a dream, you have to take that dream out of the drawing board and make it a reality. However, reaching your dream may not be that easy. There are obstacles you have to defeat. And sometimes, those obstacles are intentionally given to remind you that your goal may not bring you complete happiness. And those obstacles are a way for you to reach your true happiness in life. You may sacrifice your dream but you know it's worth it.

After seeing that heartwarming film, we ate at Blue Carabao, Davao City branch. It's a 'maka-masa' eatery—you know the type of place where you may catch HC. And after eating hinalang without spice, squid adobo and lechon kawali, we headed to Rancho Palos Verdes Country Club, Diversion Road, Davao City (near Crocodile Park). That trip was unplanned, though.

It's a sports and country club with PHP 80,000+ annual membership fee.

To go there, you should have a car. If you do not have an automobile, then you might want to consider shedding those pounds by walking approximately 1 km from the Diversion Road entrance before reaching Rancho Palos Verdes.

Anyway, the place has a 3-ft deep swimming pool with a beach-like landscape on one side. They also have courtsides for badminton, table tennis, basketball and a lot more. But I did not see a tennis court—too bad.

But it was a quiet place when we got there. Only few people managed to eat at their poolside restaurant.

If Rancho Palos Verdes Country Club would only reconsider making their annual membership fee affordable, then I would immediately apply to become an exclusive member.

Well, after using their ***, we left. Thankfully, Rey managed to drive us home before the downpour.

On the other hand, I would like to thank these people for frequently dropping EC on my blog, even though I rarely reciprocate the gesture. They may not be reading my posts, but their visits are highly appreciated. You might want to check out my Top 10 Entrecard droppers at this page => Token Of Gratitude.

Other topics of interest:
Travel Philippines: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Maldives Plan Trip: The Sunny Side Of Life
Travel Philippines: Kayaking In Davao And Other Parts Of The Country
Miss Venezuela Crowned Miss Universe 2009 But Heidi Montag A Big Mistake
A Walk To Remember

Monday, August 24, 2009

Miss Venezuela Crowned Miss Universe 2009 But Heidi Montag A Big Mistake

Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez
Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez




I was keeping my fingers crossed for Bianca Manalo to win the crown of Miss Universe 2009. Sadly, she didn't make it to the top 15.

I was sitting on my couch, eating twister fries from McDonalds, while watching the show of beauty and perfection. But Heidi Montag ruined my day by performing at the 58th Miss Universe 2009 held in Bahamas.

They could have chosen a better performer than Heidi Montag. So, I changed channel (from ABS-CBN to HBO to Disney Channel and to other cable channels) and forgot to switch back to the live coverage of Miss Universe 2009. Because of Heidi Montag's performance, I wasn’t able to winnow Miss Venezuela from other contestants. Heidi Montag performing live at the Miss Universe 2009 was definitely a big mistake (in my perception).

Anyway, Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela—yet again-- walked away with the title of Miss Universe 2009. Miss Dominican Republic (Ada Aimee De la Cruz) took the first runner-up prize, while Miss Kosovo (Gona Dragusha) gained the second runner-up throne. Miss Australia (Rachael Finch) and Miss Puerto Rico (Mayra Matos Perez) finished as third runner-up and fourth runner up, respectively.

The Miss Photogenic title was given to Miss Thailand (Chutima Durongdej) while Miss Congeniality was awarded to Miss China (Wang Jingyao). And for Miss Philippines—better luck next time. :D

Images from: Missuniverse.com, Flickr.com

Other topics of interest:
Bench Blackout—Denim And Underwear Show
At Last! Waiters Revealed Their Secrets—Things You Are Not Aware Of
Why They Are Successful With Adsense And Why I Failed?
Megan Fox And Her Clubbed Thumb
Prince Harry And His First Official Visit To The US Of A

Monday, August 17, 2009

Kadayawan Festival 2009

Kadayawan Festival
The weeklong celebration of Kadayawan Festival starts today. Almost all malls in Davao are celebrating with "huge" discount (up to 75%). Unfortunately, I'm out of budget.

The theme

"One People in Communion with the Earth (Nahiusang Katawhan Nakigdait sa Kalibutan)" is this year's Kadayawan Festival theme. The theme describes the unity of the people from various cultures in preserving our planet Earth.

Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan and Floral Float parade are just two of the activities of the annual celebration of Kadayawan Festival.

Where to stay in Davao?

Davao offers comfortable places for you to stay during this week-long celebration of Kadayawan Festival. For instance, you can have a good night's sleep at Eden Nature's Park after your exciting expedition in the city of Davao. The 95% man-made resort offers 40% off on rooms, as well as Mountain Villas. Or you can stay within the city in a five-star hotel, like Marco Polo Davao.

Culmination

The culmination of the 24th Kadayawan 2009 will be on the 23rd of August. I'm fortunate enough to live in one of the Philippines's progressive cities—Davao. I can witness this colorful festival. But one thing is missing; the camera won't be available this week (huhuhu).

Other topics of interest:
Travel Philippines: Kayaking In Davao And Other Parts Of The Country
Travel Philippines: Davao City
Kadayawan Festival
Photoviewpoint: Getaway At Crocodile Park
How Big Is The Philippines Eagle's Egg?

Monday, August 10, 2009

What I Know About The Philippines: By An American

To be completely honest, like most Americans, I don't know much about the country or culture of the Philippines. I know it's a small island or country located in the Pacific Ocean. I know it's somewhere South of Japan and North of Australia. And I believe there was a US military base located there at one time (maybe it's still there.)


After I was asked to write an article describing my knowledge of the country, I considered searching “Philippines” in Google before writing the entry. I could have used the information found in a Wikipedia page to comment on the history, politics, and social mores of the country. But I wanted this to be honest.


Don't take offense by my lack of knowledge about your country. Most Americans don't know much about any other country besides our own. Most are too consumed with day-to-day survival to get the opportunity to travel or learn about other places. Most of us are very simple folk. We wake up, go to work, pay pills, raise families and repeat. The people depicted in movies or TV represent a very small minority in America. These are the people obsessed with butt augmentation, breast implants, and other forms of cosmetic surgery.


I would like to visit the Philippines some day. I've had the opportunity to do a bit of traveling in my life and always find it interesting how many questions people have about the United States and our views on politics. But until I get the chance to visit in person, I'll do a quick Google search to learn more about the country online.


Yours Truly


Jack Edmund
An Average American


Other topics of interest:
Goodbye For Now, Former President Corazon Aquino
Last SONA Of PGMA
Bench Blackout
Pinakbet Recipe
Banco De Oro Unibank

Monday, August 03, 2009

Goodbye For Now, Former President Corazon Aquino

Exactly 21 days before the 26th death anniversary of her husband Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., former Philippine President Corazon Aquino bid farewell to her life here on earth.

I don't have a vivid image in mind of what happened during her administration. I was so young then to understand.

Nonetheless, Corazon Aquino is considered by Filipinos as the icon of democracy. After the assassination of her husband Ninoy Aquino, Filipinos could no longer swallow the atrocities showed by the Marcos regime.

She and thousands of Filipinos gathered at EDSA to make the historical People Power Revolution, which led to the ejection of Ferdinand Marcos's 20-year administration.

Corazon Aquino may be gone by now, but her legacy will always remain. I may not have a clear picture of her regime, but I can remember my aunt, an avid supporter of Tita Cory, always wearing yellow shirt. Hmm, I think she had given me a shirt with Corazon Aquino's face printed in front. But as I mentioned earlier, I was so young to understand what's going on… so young to comprehend that the expulsion of the Marcos's presidency was the beginning of our freedom.

Other topics of interest:
Last Sona Of GMA
Bench Blackout
Pinakbet Recipe
Banco De Oro Unibank
Travel Philippines: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Monday, July 27, 2009

Last SONA Of GMA

I won't be able to watch and listen to the live coverage of the last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of our President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Not that I don’t want to. It's just that I have other important things to attend to.

I just hope that this year's SONA of GMA, considered as her last, will tackle, not only her accomplishments, but also her plans on how to improve our already-weakened economy.

I'm not pro-GMA or anti-GMA. I'm aware that she's done quite a few significant improvements to the Philippines. She may have failed on other aspects but I think she's doing her best to lift our stagnant and crippled economy to a better place.

I can understand the complaints (objections) expressed by the opposition team. I sympathize with them. But the more we become pessimistic about our country, the more we put our nation in jeopardy, especially our economy.

Philippines is a great nation. Let's just pray that the last SONA of GMA today will put a light at the end of the tunnel to our struggling economic situation.

Other topics of interest:
Bench Blackout—Denim And Underwear Show
Pinakbet Recipe
Banco De Oro Unibank
Travel Philippines: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Great News From OWWA To OFWs—Free Transportation?

Advertise with IZEA Media