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Monday, August 30, 2010

San Juanico Bridge

The San Juanico Bridge

The San Juanico Bridge is said to be the longest bridge in the Philippines. It is also considered as the most magnificently designed bridge in this country, which sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire.

The San Juanico Bridge connects Brgy. Cabalawan, Tacloban City and Sta. Rita.

Why is this bridge regarded by many as one of the most beautiful spots in the Philippines?

It has three things that attract tourists:

Picturesque views
Lovely islets
Plus, a thousand whirlpools

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Ice Image: Naughtiness of MN

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Miss Philippines’ Final Answer during the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant—No Need for an Interpreter


“You know what, sir, in my 22 years of existence I can say that there's nothing major, major problem that I've done in my life because I'm very confident with my family, with the love that they are giving to me. So thank you so much that I'm here. Thank you, thank you so much!"

Because of her answer, many Filipinos (experts) are recommending that the future Miss Philippines should opt to have an interpreter. But here is my take: I do not think Venus Raj and the next Miss Philippines need an interpreter in order to win the crown. Rather, they should train themselves on how to organize their ideas in seconds. Plus, they also need to learn how to overcome their nervousness so they can think clearly.

Just remember what happened to Miss South Carolina during the Miss Teen USA pageant in 2007. She can speak in English fluently but she uttered an obscure, incoherent answer: “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as, uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us.”

Therefore, there is no need for an interpreter (unless our own Miss Philippines does not understand the English language) just to win the elusive Miss Universe crown. By the way, there are other competitions that we can focus on, like international debate championships, battle of the brains, and the likes.

Modified answer of Venus Raj: “You know what, sir, in my 22 years of existence I can say that there's nothing major, major problem that I've done in my life because I always think before I act. Through my family’s love and support, I always make a right decision.”

She understood the question and had an idea, but she was too nervous she could not organize her thoughts coherently. Training on public speaking is what she (and the next Miss Philippines-Universe contestant) needs not an interpreter.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Compact Refrigerator: What to Look for When Buying Small Fridge


I am planning to buy compact refrigerator for my PB products. According to experts, when looking for a small fridge, I need to consider the things that I will be storing in this appliance. Since I value freezer space, I need to scout for a compact refrigerator that has a top freezer that occupies the entire width of the fridge. So far, I have not seen anything that satisfies my needs. Sighs.

It is also essential to look for a compact refrigerator with the Energy Star label. I visited different appliance centers in Davao City and almost all small fridges available have such label attached to each of them.

Apart from that, experts also recommend to evaluate the budget when purchasing compact refrigerator. Based on the prices I have gathered, I need to save more so I can buy such appliance. Sheesh.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Trash to Cash at SM Price List


The Trash to Cash program of SM mall is held every first Friday and Saturday of the month. As my way of helping (and earning) the Mother Earth in cleaning up the mess human beings have created, I participated in this program last August 7. I rid of my old Epson printer, busted electric fan, and flooded answering machine. From these items, I earned PHP 70+. I think, it was an okay deal considering the fact that junk shops do not accept printers and answering machines.

I am planning to join the Buy Back Fair of NCCC to compare the prices of recyclable waste materials from SM's Trash to Cash. The said program is held every last Saturday of the month that started last March 27, 2010. I am considering turning over my used ink cartridges to this program since they buy it per piece, unlike at SM in which they purchase said recyclable materials per kilo.

Here is the price list for some of the recyclable waste materials accepted at SM's Trash to Cash:

Computer Hardware:
CPU – PHP 10/kg
Monitor- PHP 4/kg
Keyboards and Printers – PHP 3/ kg

Used Appliances:
Air condition – PHP 20/kg
Washing machine – PHP 12/kg
Electric Fan – PHP 8/kg
Refrigerator – PHP 8/kg

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

NMEDA Helps the "Immobile" Back in Mobility

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

Before my grandmother died of colon cancer, she had to endure the fact that she needed to use a wheelchair for more than a year. I was one of her "caregivers" and I know how difficult it was for her to move around, especially when she needed to get in the car. If we had known about NMEDA that difficulty could have been alleviated.

NMEDA is a non-profit association of mobility dealers, manufacturers and rehabilitation professionals that aims to provide safe, reliable vehicles and modifications in order to improve accessibility for all people.

Furthermore, NMEDA or National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association offers education to consumers to help them make an informed decision when they purchase products from a NMEDA qualified dealer.

The group does not sell anything; rather they only promote safe driving and pieces of equipment that could assist disabled people. Its members are mandated to follow safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is their dealers/members that sell handicap vans and vehicle modification for disabled individuals.

NMEDA has both dealers and Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers. QAP is a recognized accreditation program that tackles Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. It adheres to the principle that the only way to satisfy customer consistently is to have a systematic and documented approach to quality.

You may visit NMEDA.org to help you find a NMEDA dealer, a qualified dealer that can help your disabled family member to get back on the road of independence.

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Chocolate Hills in Carmen, Bohol


I had been to Bohol when I was still a child. For that reason, I could no longer remember anything about that visit. Since Bohol will always stay in its present location, I can go there anytime and visit my ancestor's land.

One of the most famous tourist spots in Bohol is the Chocolate Hills. This tourist attraction has 1,776 perfectly cone-shaped hills located in the Central Bohol. Two of those hills are developed into a resort that provides accommodation, restaurant, conference rooms and a deck for viewing the magnificent hills.

How to get there?
From Davao to Bohol: by plane
From Tagbilaran, Bohol to Chocolate Hills: by bus

Image source: 
http://www.lakbaypilipinas.com/images/bohol_chocolate_hills2.jpg


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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Filipinos are Honest


That is according to the global survey conducted by RD. Respondents from 16 countries were asked about how they would conduct themselves if they happen to see a wallet having $1000 in it. According to the survey, 86% of the Filipino respondents chose to return the wallet and the money.

Even though Philippines has high rates of public corruption and definitely has low per capita incomes compared with Australia, US, Canada and UK, Filipino respondents preferred to be honest than not having a clear conscience.

But what if RD would ask the same respondents on what they would do if they found a bag with $1,000,000 in it, would they still choose to be honest and return the bag and the money? Just wondering.

Image source: http://top-10-list.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Be-honest.jpg

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Monday, August 02, 2010

Goviral Network: Better Alternative to Monetize a Blog or Site

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of goviral. All opinions are 100% mine.
Goviral Network is not new in the business. It has been an alternative solution for individuals who want to monetize their blogs. It works based on pageview concept. That means, you will earn revenue when visitors play the video you have embedded on your post. What is interesting about Goviral  Network is that the campaigns can be customized according to your site's description. In other words, your visitors will not see any commercial about medical equipment, if your site tackles the lottery.

Video campaigns in Goviral Network are in different sizes and variations. You can choose a video that you want. You will gain a small fee every time those videos you have posted on your blog are played and viewed.

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I am heading to Goviral Network's site and give it a try. Users of this system say that this is better than the other companies that also offer pay-per-click advertising. 

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