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Friday, July 15, 2011

Just one day, in those shoes...

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It was already 8 in the morning but this kid is still very much asleep. Maybe he was dreaming that some day he may fit in those shoes...



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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Real Men Ain't Hangin

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Inspirational Photo and Quote For the Day



Next: How to iron 'em fast.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Rainy Season Health Alert - Dengue



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Dengue is another disease that we should look out for especially this rainy season.

I remember when an outbreak occurred in this all boys school that I used to stay in. We thought one classmate is just playing by running fast and in circles in the second floor lobby. It turns out that he was already deliriously infected and his case was already life-threathening. He told us that he could not control anymore what he was doing as if he is not control of his mind and actions anymore.

Dengue is an acute infectious disease manifested initially with fever. Aedes aegypti, the transmitter of the disease, is a day-biting mosquito which lays eggs in clear and stagnant water found in flower vases, cans, rain barrels, old rubber tires, etc. The adult mosquitoes rest in dark places of the house.

The following are the most common symptoms of Dengue:

• high fever
• headaches
• joint and muscle pain
• vomiting
• rashes


Most people with dengue recover within 2 weeks. Until then, drinking lots of fluids, resting and taking non-aspirin feverreducing medicines might help. Sometimes dengue turns into dengue hemorrhagic fever, which causes bleeding from your nose, gums or under your skin. It can also become dengue shock syndrome, which causes massive bleeding and shock. These forms of dengue are life-threatening



How to Treat

• There is no specific medicine or vaccine to treat dengue because it is caused by a virus. The treatment is to relieve the patient of the symptoms.
• To treat dehydration and electrolyte imbalances, intravenous fluids and electrolytes are necessary.
• Blood transfusions may be needed to control bleeding.
• Rest is important

How to Prevent

• The best prevention measure is to maintain a clean environment.
• Properly dispose tin cans, bottles, tires and other containers so that these do not become artificial mosquito-breeding places.
• Water drums should be kept covered at all times
• Roof gutters should be kept clean and dry, all the time.
• Keep all vacant lots clean and make sure that no puddle of water exists.
• Turn empty pots, pails, wash basins and coconut shells upside down in order to keep it free of water.



Let us keep our surroundings clean. Be safe everyone.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

BAWAL TUMAWID NAKAMAMATAY

Sinabi nang bawal tumawid!

"Weh?!! Di nga?", ang sabi ng squirrel.

Ang lagay eh magaling pala magpatintero ang kaibigan natin.




Parang mga pasaway na pinoy lang noh? hehehe

"Saved!!!"

Friday, July 1, 2011

ALL HAIL SARA DUTERTE!!!

Davao is in turmoil nowadays. The flash flood that occurred devastated lives and property. Now is the time for a leader to lead but he or she is leading the leader must also be respected.

The case of Sara Duterte punching the city sheriff is a case of of a leader trying to control a dire situation but was disrespected.

The sudden flood killed more than 30 Davaoeños. Almost all houses by the river banks were damaged. A lot more are in the evacuation center. There are still some missing persons. Everyone is asking that they be given attention by the city government.

The mayor was in the midst of attending to these needs but somehow some one thought that it is more important to demolish shanties than help ease up the effects of the flash flood.

Now, the demolition is very much legal as there was a court order for it to be done. The legal owner of the property where the shanties are located is already claiming the land. Legal. I always frown on squatters who thought that because the land is there, they can just settle and use it as their own even if the land is not theirs. Blame the Lina Law.

The big No No here however is timing when they want to demolish the area. Again the city is already in anguish. All resources are needed by the city government to help the calamity stricken. There is no such thing on the court order as for the exact hour when the demolition should take place. Perhaps it can be delayed for at least a few hours. For a sheriff to think that he is doing right by placing more importance to a demolition of shanties, even if it was pre-scheduled already, is a big dumb-ass idea. There is so much pain in your area of responsibility and yet that is what you put your office resources to? You drag the police who could have been helping secure some of the areas that are directly hit by the calamity. You drag demolition guys who could have instead assisted in making the river side safe again or at least helping damaged houses be repaired to avoid further accidents.

The mayor was actually just asking for another 2 more hours allowance time so she could personally make sure that nothing untoward will happen in the demolition. She could not go to the place right away as she was trying to facilitate the assistance to those who were affected by the flood. But the sheriff do not want to give her that. He disregarded her. Disrespected to say the least. And so what the mayor feared for happened. A riot ensued. A policeman was brought to the hospital. A number of Davaoeños were injured. How do you think would a mayor feel?

Disregarding a humble appeal from the mayor to delay the demolition is like disregarding the fact that there are other people in the community who needs much needed importance. Disrespectful to the mayor, disrespectful to his own anguished kababayans.

If I was the mayor, I would have done the same. That is my opinion on this.

Good job Ms Duterte!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

NBA LOCKOUT 2011 -2012 Season

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It is a sad day for us NBA Basketball Fans. The National Basketball ASSociation team owners and the the players union just could not find a way to unite their differences.

So it seems this is going to be another 1999 season or worst there could even be no season altogether. At least in 1999, right after Jordan and the Chicago Bulls Dynasty disbanded, there was still what came out to be a short season making way for the very first ring of the San Antonio Spurs.

I guess I will not be able to watch my Lakers this year.

But on a positive note, it allows more time for Kobe and the rest of the tired and injury prone Lakerland to recuperate. Most players will just bum around, but we know how Kobe works. He does not waste his time. He sure is going to let his knee, fingers, lower back and toe heal. He's got so many injuries he was still able to finish the season.

Go Lakers!!! And to you NBA Owners man up! Just pay these guys their dues, you owe it to them that they go to NBA and not to some disheveled leauge in Europe where there is no limit in what they can pay players.

*** Side Note: Laker guard Shannon Brown has opted out of his contract making him an unrestricted free agent. Any team could get to hire him in their front court. This doesn't mean though that he is not a Laker anymore. It is still up to the Lakers if they can give him another offer.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Boykot Raw



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Napaisip ako sa dahil Spratlys. Medyo napukaw ang makabayang gilid ng aking puso kung baga. Kapag sumugod ang mga Tsino sa Pilipinas at sinakop tayo, sisiguruhin kong safe ang aking pamilya, pagkatapos hahanapin ko ang Chinese embassy at...

...pipiktyuran ko.

Hehe sensya na. Akala mo naman me magagawa ako. Eh humawak nga ng baril di ko magawa. Wala sa kabunasan ko ang karahasan. Maliban na lamang at ako ay sinukol saka lamang lalabas ang mala-asong ulol sa akin, mang-uunday ako ng kagat. Sisiguruhin kong baon ang gilagid ng pustiso kong three years old sa sinumang abutang Intsik na mang-aalipin sa atin.

Lamang eh hanggang ganun na lamang yun.

Kahit saan daanin ay napag-iwanan na tayo ng mga Tsino sa larangan ng pakikipag-away. Hindi lang sila may Jackie Chan, meron na rin silang Aircraft Carrier, Stealth Fighter, ICBMs, nuclear warheads, Army of hackers at milyon milyong sundalo.

Patay ang naglason pag nakipag one-on-one tayo sa kanila. Dun na lang sa bilang ng mga sundalo natin paktay na. As if mapapataob ng ating Rajah Humabon ang Chinese carrier. Sinabayan pa na merong mga Pilipinong ang turing yata sa tsina ay ang kanilang motherland. Kung makasipsip todo. Hindi lahat pero kasama na dito yung mga may dugong Intsik, mga gustong maging Intsik, mga militanteng may Amerika-lang-ang-demonyo atittude, at pati na rin ang mga komunistang rebeldeng pulpul na hanggang ngayon ay tago pa rin ng tago sa bundok na 'kala mo ay nasa dekada utsenta pa sila. Di nila matanggap na matagal nang pinatay ni Bernabe Buscayno si Kumander Dante.

Kahit ang Amerika, di natin maasahang tayo ay talagang tutulungan. Sa dami ba naman ng kanilang kalaban, bakit sila sasali sa isang digmaan na papatay sa kanilang pansariling interes at kapakanan?

Pinauso ni Joey Salceda ang Boycott China na konsepto. Napakahirap gawin, dahil sa ngayon nga lang tiningnan ko ang keyboard na aking pinagtitipaan, ang mouse na panggalaw ng cursor, ang monitor, ang suot na sapatos, ang door knob, ang armchair... Lahat gawang Tsina. Paano ko iboboykot ang tsina kung lahat ng gamit na kailangan natin gawa na sa kanila?



Nagpunta ako sa murang tindahan ng kung anu-ano na malapit sa bahay para sa mga suplay sa bahay. Ang hirap maghanap ng Made in the Philippines ang nakalagay. Hindi naman nakapagtataka kase yun nga mismong may ari ng grocery e ni hindi marunong magtagalog kase tsekwa din.

Isa lang ang nabili kong may malinaw na gawang Pilipinas na nakasulat, garbage bag pa. Yung walis tingting naman siguro gawa na dito sa atin no?

Nakapagtataka kung bakit hindi magawa ng mga Pilipino na mag-manufacture nung mga bagay na minamanufacture din ng Tsina. Hindi naman kailangang pirata rin ang gawin natin di ba? Kung sa bagay, pati nga bigas inaangkat na natin eh samantalang nandito sa atin ang International Rice Research Institute. Tayo na nga ma-kanin! (Dati)

Masakit isipin, pero ganito na ba kawalang-kwenta ang pagkamalikhain ng mga Pilipino ngayon? Ganito ba kahina ang ating kakayahan na kailangan pa nating angkatin pati ang ating mga pampunas ng tumbong sa kubeta? Hindi kagandahan ang kalagayan ng edukasyon sa bansa ngayon pero hindi natin masasabing mahihina ang ating mga gradweyt. At lalong hindi naman siguro mas maganda ang mga kolehiyo sa Tsina para tayo mapag-iwanan. Hindi ba natin kayang gamitin ang kakayahan ng libo-libong matatalinong nagtatapos taun-taon? Ganun ba kabobo ang Pilipino? Maraming matalino pero bobo. Nu kaya yun? Never mind.

Ang hirap sa ating gobyerno eh parang pababayaan na lamang ang kanyang mga mamamayan na parating sa labas ng bansa na lang aasa ng trabaho at kabuhayan. Lahat tuloy ng magagaling nauubos at pumapalaot.

Bakit hindi simulan ng gobyerno na mag-ukol ng pananalapi para sa pansariling pagmamanufacture ng ating mga gamit? Maging self sufficient tayo. The hell with APEC and our other economic partners kuno. Sa mga partnership na yan, tayo lang naman parate ang talo.

Simulan kaya ng gobyerno kahit pabrika man lang ng casing ng computer. Tutal naman ipinagmamalaki nila na may program silang PPP. Eh kahit yun wala eh. Tapos go from there. Mouse. Keyboards. Ethernet cables. Yung mga tipong pwedeng isabay sa mga tindang gawang Tsina ni CD-R King. Isa-isa lang.

Pag ganun, tingin ko luluhod rin si Mao. At hindi na natin kailangan umasa kay Sam. Magsama sila.

Basta tayong mga Pinoy, maging matapat lang. At wag gawin ulit ang ginawa natin sa Intel na naging dahilan para lumipat na lang sila sa Tsina.

Mga kababayan, kung may opsyon rin lang, hanggat maaari Pilipino muna.



Ako nagsimula sa garbage bag. yari ka ngayon Chinese Bag Manufacturer. Malulugi ka sa akin. :D


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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Rainy Season Healthcare: LEPTOSPIROSIS

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One of the most common diseases that we should be aware of this rainy season is LEPTOSPIROSIS. Leptospirosis is a rare and severe bacterial infection that occurs when people are exposed to certain environments

Leptospirosis is caused by exposure to several types of the Leptospira bacteria, which can be found in fresh water that has been contaminated by animal urine. It occurs in countries with warmer climates like the Philippines. Although it is not spread from person to person, there are very rare cases when it is transmitted through breast milk or from a mother to her unborn child.

Due to the constant flooding that occurs in our country every rainy season, more and more people are reportedly being infected with this.



The most common symptoms of Leptospirosis are the following:
• Dry cough
• Fever
• Headache
• Muscle pain
• Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
• Shaking chills

There could be other symptoms like:

• Abdominal pain
• Abnormal lung sounds
• Bone pain
• Conjunctivitis
• Enlarged lymph glands
• Enlarged spleen or liver
• Joint aches
• Muscle rigidity
• Muscle tenderness
• Skin rash
• Sore throat

The following are the Risk Factors for Leptospirosis:
• Occupational exposure -- farmers, ranchers, slaughterhouse workers, trappers, veterinarians, loggers, sewer workers, rice field workers, and military personnel

• Recreational activities -- fresh water swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and trail biking in warm areas

• Household exposure -- pet dogs, domesticated livestock, rainwater catchment systems, and infected rodent

Normally, if a person is diagnosed with Leptospirosis his or her blood is tested for antibodies to the bacteria. As per doctor's orders tests like CBC or Complete Blood Count, Creatine kinase, Liver enzymes and Urinalysis can be done as well.

You may consult your physician to get the exact medication that you should have. Antibiotics can be used to treat the infection especially if the disease was diagnosed early.

In order to prevent Leptospirosis everyone is encouraged:
• to avoid swimming or wading in waters that might be contaminated with animal urine and
• to drain potentially contaminated water when possible.
• Those who are exposed to contaminated water or soil because of their job or any other activities are advised to wear protective clothings and footwear.
• Those who have open wounds are advised to have more care.
• Control rats in the household by using rat traps or rat poison, maintaining cleanliness in the house.

Your health is your wealth. Sabi nga sa TV, prevention is better than cure.

For more information, you may check the Department of Health website.

http://www.doh.gov.ph/healthadvisories/leptospirosis

Chosen Few

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I was 18, with failing grades in college and was a confused adolescent when I asked an older brother, "What if I enter the seminary?". His answer was that I have to give it some deep thought and make sure first that that is what I really wanted to do.

It was not out-of-the-ordinary for someone from my fathers side of the family to enter the seminary. When I was a kid, it was one of the options that I always say to those who would ask me what I wanted to be when I grow up. If I am not going to be married, I'll be a priest.

But seminary life was not for me. My rebellious attitude does not conform to the strict religous life of those who are called. Yes, I was called (for a bit) but I was not chosen. So I left. I was called for a different vocation. Thankfully, marrying Che is what God has called me for. This is after more than 8 years of knowing each other. To be her husband now and forever is what is just right for me. Really, God has His very mysterious ways.

Saint Joseph Marello

One and a half-year after my wedding, it is another group of brothers turn to take their vows. This time though they went to the altar with neither wedding rings nor brides. They went to the altar with only themselves to offer. Out of the number of guys in our batch who were called to make the Lord as their only lifetime partner, only Willie, Nemuel and Joeffrey were chosen.


"You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."

There is no way of knowing the great burden that you guys are now going to lift until the day you die. For in your shoulders rests the salvation of souls of each person you touch. While I am merely thinking about the future of my family, you are agonizing over the lost souls of the world. While I chose to have another person to be with me, you have chosen to live as a celibate for Him. While I have chosen to stay with my family, you have chosen to be sent to anywhere in the world that you are asked to go to propagate the Lords work.

We are proud of you our new priests! We will pray that you are able to do the duties that you so desired in the most benevolent way.

Congratulations Father Nemy, Father Willie and Father Jeoff of the Oblates of Saint Joseph!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Metta World Peace

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Lets go light this time.

I do not know how to categorized this on whether it is good or bad news for my dear Lakerland. Do not even know if this still fits as a sports news coz I think it's more of an odd one.

Ron Artest is changing his name to.... (drum roll please)



METTA WORLD PEACE!!!!! (toinks!)

This maybe some kind of an evolution from the great World B. Free (also of the NBA) but there was no explanation yet as to why he would want his name tag changed. Artest is a cool name already but the man is a nut job who (in these days)everybody likes. Well, except for the Pistons.

This latest foray into the weirdness made me scratch my basketballs a lil bit harder. We know he's trying to be better. I am just not sure if having Metta as first name, World as middle and Peace as last will ever last. Especially in Lakerland where every game is a war.

I am still inclined to buy his jersey though. How cool would it be to dunk over an opponent, p[ush him over the sideline, trash talk him some more and then turn my back where he'll read "PEACE!!!".

Go Lakers!!! Mavs verlieren im nächsten Jahr!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

EXCEL: In Your Face

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Let it be said, I did not vote for Pnoy or Noynoy or whatever you want to call him. And that was for a reason. I voted for Gordon. Too bad he lost huhuhu. :P But there was nothing we can do with it when almost 15 million Filipinos thought PNoy being the heir of the Aquinos is good enough a criterion for electing him as the leader we must have. He won, I and my minions (LOLz) accepted, no hurt feelings.



But even so comes the PAINFUL part.

The Stradcom, LTO, Virgie Torres mess has come full circle. The ball is in the hands of the President now. As President, we expect him to give this some careful thought and to seep through every little holes to find the best solution. That is what a President should be doing , right? We do not expect a president to just give an uneducated opinion on a matter of national importance.

But then again, we were proven wrong.

His latest statement about this issue has now gone viral. He was complaining about the huge fee being paid by the government to Stradcom. He then said that instead of going through the system being implemented by Stradcom,

"why not just use COMPUTERS WITH MICROSOFT EXCEL TO ENTER ALL THE VEHICLE INFO...."

I was like HUWAAAAAAATTTTTTTT!?!?!??!?! SERIOUSLY!!!!??????

This is coming from the President of the Republic of the Philippines? Who is his Secretary for DOST? Can you please give this guy some basic lecture on computes and Microsoft office and then give him the difference on what an actual system database can do in a computerized system vs his simplistic resolution of using Excel.

Man oh man. No wonder why he was not able to pass any law in Congress!

We catch a fish through its mouth. Good thing there it wasn't a fish kill. Kung hindi, na-prito pati tayo. O hindi pa ba?

Hayyys and all we could do is watch... and RANT!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Latest Noose (Pinakahuling Balita)

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Hindi ko alam kung matatawa, maiinis o maghuhurumentado ako. Muntik na akong kumuha ng malaking "gulok" at maghamon ng away. Tulo sipon kase habang nagbabasa ng dyaryo.

Hindi ko sinasadya pero habang kinakalikot ko ang ilong ko kasama si Gugol natisod ko ito. Makabasa ka ba naman ng balitang gaya nito:



Old news na pero plakda pa rin ako ng aking mabasa. Take note of the date na lang po. September 11, 2011. Hindi ko ito nabalitaan kase malamang busy ako sa World Trade pero kung wala yun, ito na siguro ang pinakamalaking balita sa TV nung araw na yun. Aba eh kahit ang mga terorista nung mga araw na iyon hindi gagawin ang ginawa ni Boy Salisi eh.

So dahil napunta na lang rin ako sa dyaryong nakasulat sa itaas, nagbasa na ako ng balita. Eto ang sa akin ay bumulaga:




Sabi nga sa amin sa Batangas, "Nagpa-uyuhan pa eh!". Eh pare-pareho naman sila. Matindi rin tong si Pareng JV, nakalimutan na nung panahon ni tatay niya ay naging OTSENTA PETOT ang halaga ng kada ISANG DOLLAR. Grrrrrrr!

Isa pa. Wala na yatang magandang balita dito sa Pilipinas. Sa laki-laki ng country side eh ito lang ang balita:



Kung hindi may napisak eh may bulagta. Jung walang bulagta ay may dedo. Pag hindi dedo, ayan at sugatan. At saan pa ba matatapos e di sa dun sa nasuwag ng kalabaw.

Sobrang positive na mga balita, hano!

Ang masama nito ay yung balitang nakakalito. Di ko tuloy malaman kung "factual" pa ba na news ang binabasa ko. Tingnan nyo ang sunod na tatlong imahe.

Nagtaka ako kase parang de javu ang nangyaring aksidente.




So binasa ko yung sa Batangas. Aba naman at may bayan pala ng Limay sa aking probinsyang sinilangan? Ano ito?




Naisip ko may pagakakamali lang sa artikulo sa itaas, at naisip ko na ang nasa baba ay ang corrected version. Kaya nga at pinalitan na ang title.





Nyay, kinorek na mali pa rin? Panawagan kay Vilma, Gob pakihanap po ng Limay sa Batangas. Pandagdag din sa botante.

Mag-apply kaya ako na proof reader sa dyaryo. Baka kahit papano ay hindi malilito ang mga tao.

Ito ang problema sa mundong ating ginagalawan sa kasalukuyan. Isang mundong kontrolado at pinapatakbo ng media. Walang paraan kung paano maihihiwalay ang katotohanan sa gawa-gawa lamang.

Minsan pa naman mas maraming stupid.

Na-curious tuloy ako. Hindi kaya at ang mga balitang ito ay patibong lang ng Tsina. Para pag nagkagera dahil sa Spratlys, malilito ang mga Pilipino kung saan ba talaga ang Batangas at ang Bataan?

Gusto nyo ng ebidensya?



SINGWAHHHH!!!!?!?!??!


Kung bakit ba naman local news, kailangan pang import? Yan tuloy pirated! Tsk tsk tsk!


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Thursday, June 16, 2011

PhotoShoot for a Cause to Benefit Another Photog

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Someone tagged me in FB about this. I do not think I am going to be able to attend, so just to make sure I can help I am posting it here.



I am not privy to the exact details, please do contact the number indicated in the poster for more information.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mutant... And Proud!



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I am a simple working guy..



Recently, I have met some people. I do not know who they are but they do seem to know me well. They know my name, the company I work for, my birth date. They even know my grandparents.

They look like regular guys like I look like another regular guy. But I sensed that they are different like I have known that I am different.

At first I was wary. I did not think that there could be some other guys like me. I thought I was alone in this world. Not until I met the mind reader.

I have been informed of a revolution in progress right in the midst of this world we call earth. I am being called to take sides. My hidden abilities are needed to help the first and to conquer the other. I was informed of the coming uprising.

All my life I have always wanted to know someone else whom I can share these secret abilities that I have been hiding. Not even my parents know about it although they know that I am special. Now that these people have approached me, I am more confused than ever.

The last few days have been gut-wrenching. It seems that some people from the most powerful government in the world have been informed about us. Guys in black suit that you would not normally see in the run down areas I normally go to are quietly observing. A guy tatt'd up in red keeps visiting me with messages from his boss. I was being asked to join their side instead.

Who should I trust now? Who should I believe? I was undecided until today...

The red-skinned guy visited me again. This time he came with my mom. It was annoying that he had to ask for my mothers assistance in persuading me to go take their side again. Mother knows best.

But I know my mom better. The one in front of me has the warm smile of mom but something is different. I am missing something...

Her hair.

I remember those summer times when I was younger. My mother would ask me to pluck the white hairs that she was starting to have. This is while she was trying to take her afternoon nap. I do not like doing it but I still did. It makes her sleepy which means that I can play outside. Also, removing her white hair makes her look younger. Which is why even now that it has been years after those summers, she is still looking young. She goes to the salon to have her hair dyed black now.

"Who are you?", I asked slowly. It was not a question. I know the one in front of me can only be a shapeshifter.

"I am Mystique" shifting into her real form.

I am now angry. I felt my veins. I felt blood in my eyes.

Not my family. Lalong hindi si inay ko.

I grabbed the red-skinned guy. He tried to pop-off but my powers stopped him. I held him in his tails and slammed him into the floor. I could feel that I became stronger a hundred times.

All of a sudden, I have now my portable keyboard. I started to type even if it is not connected to a computer. Words, letters and other mumbo-jumbos flew through the air out of it, straight towards the irreverent one who tried to imitate my Inay. The last thing I heard was her shriek. Mystique is dead pierced with the letters of the alphabet out lined by 7 special characters on her forehead.

I have made my choice. I am joining the mind reader. My keyboard and I.

I have a secret. I never thought it will come to this and I will have to tell you who I really am. I can see through walls. I can breathe under water. I am a fast typer.

I am Blogga Bulaga! A Mutant... And Proud!



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Korni... LOL! Watch the film, I didn't sleep inside the cinema which means the movie's great!

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No Littering Please



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Enjoy kami ni Misis nung tahakin namin ang Bulkang Pinatubo may dalawang Linggo na ang nakararaan. Isang hindi matatawarang karanasan ang makadaupang palad ang isang pagkaganda-gandang lawa sa taas ng bundok na siya ring bunganga ng mismong bulkan na nagdulot ng sobrang sakuna at pighati noong nakaraang siglo hindi lamang sa mga mamamayan ng Gitnang Luzon kung hindi pati na rin sa buong mundo. Sinasabing ang pagsabog ng bulkang Pinatubo ay isang napakalaking penomena na nagpabilis ng pagbutas sa Ozone Layer na siya namang may kinalaman sa malawakang pagbabago ng klima sa daigdig.

Hindi ako yosi-boy, tanging utot ko lamang ang aking kontribusyon sa lumalalang polusyon sa hangin. Kung magbabackread kayo, ang adbokasiya ko pa nga ay isang smoke-free na society. Hindi rin ako nagda-drive so wala akong kotseng nagpapadilim ng EDSA. Buti na lamang at wala akong pambili ng kotse.

Hindi ako sobrang panatikong malinis na malinis. Inaamin ko na nakakapagtapon ako ng basura sa kung saan-saan pero gaya nang aking asawa pinipilit ko na rin na gayahin ang ibang bansang may disiplina sa mga maliliit na basura tulad ng balat ng candy o wrapper ng kung anu mang pagkain sa pamamagitan ng pansumandaling paglalagay muna ng mga ito sa bulsa o sa bag bago itapon kapag may nakitang basurahan.

Sa akin lang may mga lugar na mas mataas ang libel ng "awareness" dapat natin pagdating sa pagkakalat at pagsasawalang-bahala ganitong gawain.

Isa sa mga nakita kong paalala nung pag-akyat namin sa Pinatubo ay ang karatulang ito:



Isang karapat-dapat na paalala sa isang lugar na birhen sa kadalisayan. Pero sa ka katunayan, hindi na dapat kailangan pang maglagay ng kagayang babala sa lugar na ito dahil sentido kumon naman na dapat lang na huwag magtapon ng basura nang basta-basta na lamang lalo na at makakasira ito sa sa natural na balanse ng kapaligiran.

Masakit mang isipin. Ito ay hindi ang karaniwang kalakaran.

Mas masakit isipin kung ang nakita mong nag-iwan ng dumi sa isang lugar na gaya ng lawa sa Pinatubo ay isang kasamahan sa pagsusulat sa internet. Kung paanong pinuri at inadhika na huwag sanang mawala ang ganda ng ngayon ay nananahimik na Pinatubo sa mga sinusulat ay siya namang bilis ng pagkalimot sa pansariling responsibilidad na maging ehemplo sa iba na nagnanais na marating rin ang lugar. Kung ganito-nang ganito, baka paglalaon ay mawalan ng magandang maisusulat tungkol sa lugar ang ibang blogger na duon ay pupunta dahil natambakan na ito ng basura.

Ako ba ay nanininisi? Hindi naman, nataymingan lang na may napindot ang aking pagka-nature lover. Tuwang tuwa pa nga kami ng aking butihing asawa na pulutin at ilagay sa likod ng aking bag ang mga botelyang iniwan o hindi sinasadyang naiwan sa lugar at sa landas palabas ng Pinatubo. Nakarami rin kami ni es-mi. Gaya nang nakalagay sa kanang gilid ng blog na ito, Prawd na Pinoy kami nung mga oras na iyon. Feel na feel namin ang pagiging one with nature namin hehe. HHWW pa nga kami ni misis habang naglalakad while cramping on the side.

Sana lang sa next time at ito ay habang meron pang next time, inumin na rin ang bote kung kakalimutan din lang. Joke pero seryoso.

Salamat...


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Sunday, June 12, 2011

MUNTING PAKULO 3 Mula sa Walang Humpay na Damuhan

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Ngayong nagkakaubusan na ng IP Address, aba ay hindi biro biro ang makatisod ng isang domain name na libreng magagamit sa loob ng tatlong taon. Lalong suwerte kung ito ay manggagaling sa isang Damuhan. Aba'y dyakpat!

Buong sigasig kong ipopost ito sapagkat sa pagpopost nito ay magkakaroon ako ng isang karagdagang "entry" sa munting pakulo ng ating kasamahang blogger from the grasslands sa pagdiriwang niya ng kanyang ikatlong taon sa blogosphere. Ang unang entry ay nakuha ko sa pamamagitan lang ng paglalagay ng comment sa kanyang original post patungkol dito sa pakulo na ito.

Kung ikaw ay blogger at nais mong makatisod ng datcom o kaya datnet o kaya datpi-eytsh o kaya kahit anong may dat, that blog is where you should go and at magkomento.

Eto ulet ang link : Pakulo sa Damuhan

Dos puntos para mi! :D

Congratulations ulet sa mga taga-Damuhan!

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May Nag-Text!!



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May Nag-Text!!??????

Hindi ito galing sa isang palabas sa telebisyon na hindi ko na lang babanggitin ang pangalan.

Galing ito sa butihing company nurse namin nang may matanggap silang teksto (text nga, slow!) mula sa isang empleyado. Kaagad na naging viral ang kwento uko sa nabanggit na text. Ang bilis kumalat eheheh. Hindi na binaggit pa kung sino ang nagpadala ng mensahe for privacy purposes nga naman. Pero talagang nakakapagpa-smile na merong empleyado na magpapadala ng ganitong message nung lumalakas ang bagyong Dodong.

Here goes:



Sa katotohanan, wala naman talagang masama sa ginawa ng ating kasamahan sa trabaho. Nagtatanong lang 'ika nga.

Mas nakakatuwa ang sagot nila sa nagtext...

"Ahhmmm.. Sino nga pala ulit class adviser mo?"

Hehehe! YUNA!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

'Going Shylock' with These Indonesians



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What happened to another blogger and her friend in Indonesia simply is outrageous! No outrageous is not enough of a term. KARUMALDUMAL!!! VERY UNACCEPTABLE!!! If you have not read, seen or heard it in the news yet, here is her blog post.

I wonder how many other Filipinos get to be treated that way in Indonesia? This branding and profiling is not something that we Filipinos should just let pass. We have to do something about this.

As if some of their countrymen have not done the same!?!?!?! Our immigration guys caught one just recently. Her name is Media Aprideri. Read the full story here. And here is another story about three Indonesian drug mules caught in our country.

I say, go and treat them the same way. For every Indonesian that goes in and out. Subject them the same respect that they've subjected our countrymen. I know this maybe harsh and maybe I am being inhumane just like their immigration guys who can't even speak good English, but my temper is boiling as of the moment.


Ahhhhhhhh!


I know, i know, we should be diplomatic and all but at times we have to act and think as Shylock did:

To bait fish withal: if it feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million, laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what's his reason? I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge! If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge! The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.

One thing is for sure, our government must do everything possible to ensure that this kind of profiling does not happen ever again to another Filipino!

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REVELATOR ELEVATOR



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Isang hindi payat na babae ang kasabay kong pumasok sa entrada ng gusaling aking pinapasukan. Siya ay hangos na hangos na animo'y talagang nagmamadali. Sumimangot pa sa sekyu nang pakiusapn siyang buksan ang dala-dala niyang bag na may baliktarang letrang C ang logo. Sabay satsat, "Tsk!"

Tagaktak ang pawis na maya't maya niyang pinupunasan ng panyolito, kasabay ko rin siyang naghintay sa isa sa pinakaimportante at walang kupas na imbensyon ng ikalabingsiyam na siglo... The Elevatorrrrr.

Panay ang tingin ng kasabay kong babae sa kanyang relos. At sa kada taas ng kaliwa niyang braso upang tingnan ang oras may tumutunog na "Tsk!". Halatang late na ang naturang paksa ng talatang ito. Makailang beses pa siyang tumingin sa relos niya na nung nagtagal ay para nang ritmo ng relos ang kada "Tsk!" niya.

Muntik ko na siyang tanungin, "Miss, isa ka bang butiki?".

Buti nakapagpigil ako kung hindi ay baka natamasa ko na ang bagsik ng mamahaling bag sa aking mukha. "At least Chanel", isip-isip ko na napapangiti.

Kapag medyo minamalas-malas lang tong si Ate, nagkataon na alas-nueve rin ang labasan ng mga nagtatrabaho sa mga call center na meron sa ikalima hanggang sa may ikalabing dalawang palapag ng building. Naturalmente pa, sobrang tagal ng pagbaba ng elevator.

Di ko rin alam kung bakit ganoon. Sa tuwina na lang na out-of-the-office at uwian na itong mga empleyado sa nasabing mga kumpanya, kailangang huminto ng elevator sa kada palapag.

Me pagkakataon pa na huminto ang elevator sa isang palapag pero walang sumakay nung makitang me lamang tatlong tao sa loob. Ayaw pa ng may sakay na iba? malaking abala sa buhay ng iba ang mga damuho.

Lesson that they should learn: Ang taxi po ay pahalang ang takbo at hindi akyat-manaog sa buildings.

Balik tayo kay Ate. Eto nga at inip na inip na siya. At sa wakas nagsalita rin siya nang salitang tao bagaman at may lizard slang pa rin sa hulihan. Gigil na gigil na si Ate.

(basahin mo ito na nanggigigil at malalaman mo ang itsura niya)

"Uhhhhhh ano baaaahhhh? Ang tagal namaaannnnn!!!" sabay "Tsk!"

May papikit-pikit pa ng mata. Naging kapansin-pansin na rin sa ibang naghihintay ang pagiging kakaiba ng pasensya ni Ate. Lahat nakatungo pero kita mong madalas pumapasyal ang mga mata sa nagdadabog na paa ni ate. Hindi ko alam kung kagaya ko silang mga tsismoso rin o nag-iingat lang sila at baka maapakan ng parang sibat na takong na suot nito.

At sa wakas matapos ang siguro ay may limang minuto naming paghihintay... "DING!"

Bumukas ang tarangkahan ng elevator na magdadala sa amin palapit sa langit. Maingay. Mukhang mga bagong gradweyt ang mga sakay. Inglisan nang inglisan.

Si Ate di na talaga makahintay, nagsimulang umabante. HARANG!!!

Wala siyang nagawa umurong ng konti. At pilang parang langgam na lumabas ang mga batang isip na ang akala sa elevator ay playground. Siksikan na nga nagtutulakan pa.

May isa pang palabas pero sugod na si Ate pagpasok at pumindot ng numero. Sumunod na rin lahat pagkatapos niya. Ako pinindot ko ang 13. Oo, sa malas na floor ako kumukuha ng suwerte.


Tsismosong mga mouse...


Sumarado ang pinto. Pero wala pang 3 segundo may tumunog na "DING!!!". Nakulili ang tenga ko.

"2nd floor pa lang ah...", sabi ng isip ko. Nagsalubong kilay at tiningnan ang mga kasabay.

Nak nang putahe! Si Ate!!!

Nagmarakulyo ang utak ko. Second Floor lang pala kung makagawa ng scandal sa baba!!! Sampung baitang lang meron ang hagdan manang!!!

May bumulong na kasabay sa elevator, "Kaya ka tumataba... Tamad!"

Haaaaay piece of mind...

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

May SLR Ka Nga, Umuulan Naman

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Taas ang kamay ng Guilty!!!

Malayo-layong lakaran ang nakaumang sa amin nang araw ng Sabado. Nilinis ang mga lente at pati ang body. Sinigurong nakahanda ang tripod. Napagpasyahan na ang dadalahin ay isang 70 - 300mm na zoom lens pang-ispat ng malalayo at mga hubo (FYI may mga katutubo sa pupuntahan kaya hubo, wag bosero ang isip) at ang makamandag na kit lens, the everlasting 18 - 55mm. At sa wakas magagamit ko na rin ang bagong biling generic na filter para maging mas ma-asul ang langit.

kaya lang, Nyemas! Hindi nakisama si mother of all mothers!

Makulimlim na kalangitan ang sumalubong sa amin. Nagkasya na lang na kuhaan ang naglalakihang 4x4 na sunod-sunod na na pumainlanlang sa hangin ang ingay ng mga makina.

May mga nadaanan kaming katutubong Aeta naglalakad mula sa hindi namin alam. Bigla na lang silang sumusulpot.

"San kaya sila nanggagaling?" tanong ng isang kalbong noon ko lang nakilala. Wala namang kabahayan sa lugar kaya kahit ako eh napaisip. Buti na lang me nagpaliwanag, sa ministop raw. Natawa kami lahat dito.

Walanghiya, ano nga kaya at me makita kaming Ministop sa gitna nang dating daluyan ng nag-aalimpuyong lahar? (Malamang alam nyo na kung saan ang aming destinasyon?)

Gaya nang aking nakagawian sa tuwinang napapapunta ako sa malalayong lugar at nakakita ng mga lokal na katutubong pinoy man o hindi, kinawayan ko ang mga Aeta sa aktong pang Ms Universe. At gaya rin ng inaasahan, kumaway rin sila na puno ng ngiti sa mga mata. Ganyan lahat ng mga tao sa napupuntahan kong lugar Pilipinas. Sarap talaga ng ngiti ng kapwa Pilipino.

Sayang di ko sila napiktyuran. Mabilis ang takbo ng sasakyan sa rough road na daan. Malaking ilog ba naman na galing sa bulkan. Hirap magfocus ang autofocus. Ilang beses ding nabunggo ang aking siko sa kanto ng nakahugpong na bakal.

Aaaahhhhhhhrgggggg!!! Walang kwenta.

At maya-maya pa, may tumama sa bandang kanang braso ko. Isa pa, isa pa, isa pa! pati sa mukha! Ratatatatatat! Ambus!

"Dapa!!!!", ang sigaw ng kasamahan ko na may dala ring baril (SLR baliw! di ako marahas!).

"Nakupo nayari na!"

Dakli kong inabot ang camera sa aking asawa na siyang malapit sa aking bag. Walang asul na langit na maasahan. Baka masira pa ang dalang kagamitan. Not worth risking lives. Walang pambili ng bagong SLR. Di pa bayad. Kasalukuyang pinatutubuan pa ni CiudadBanco.

Ganito ang panahon habang patuloy naming tinahak ang aming destinasyon. Hindi pa rin tumila ang ulan kahit sa trek portion na nang paglalakbay. Uulan, hihina nang ga-ambon. Hindi pa rin namin mailabas si butihing SLR.

Ang bigat ng damuhong gadyet, di naman magamit.

Sa kanan at kaliwa namin, nang-iinggit ang iba naming kasamahan. Buti pa ang point and shoot nila, pang - "come hell or high water, more picture much better!!!"

Me nang-asar pa, ano ngayon mga shooters? Barilan tayo!!! Haaysss! Sarap pukpukin ng traypod ng gago! Ngingiti pa na nakakaloko. :D

Buti na lang nung malapit na kami sa isa sa pinakamagagandang lugar sa Pilipinas, tumila at sumilay ang haring araw. Nagka-sunburn pa nga ako sa paliligo sa sa napakalamig at ma-asul na lawa. Pati ang langit nakisama, hinawi ang alapaap.

Kaya gaya nang inaasahan sa ganitong panahon. Patay ang naglason. Jumampshat ang mga mahihilig. Isinimpat ko ang aking mashinggan. Patay sila lahat. Pati ang point and shooters. Willing victims... Death by friendly fire.

Sarap! Wala lang sanang presyuran sa pag-upload at pag-tag ha. ;p

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lunes 'Takte

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"Naku na naman!", yan ang aking nabigkas nang makita ko ang pay slip. Alam ko na kung bakit parang kulang ang sweldong pumasok sa ey-ti-em. "Yari sila sa akin!" pag ganitong nagmahal ang ensaymada sa paborito kong tindahan eh wag silang sasagot ng pabalang.

Pagdating ko sa opisina ng akawnting hindi nga nila ako sinagot ng pabalang. Inunahan na kaagad ako ng salita ng ulo ng mga maling magkompyut.

"Oh John... I am really sorry. We failed to add this and that to the computation of your salary for this month. I-add na lang namin sa sunod na pay period mo."

Alam na pala nila na may issue ang sweldo. Di man lang ako mainform through email o kahit ano pa at nang hindi na iinit ang ulo ko. Pinagod pa ko ng paglakad punta sa opisina nila.

Tapos sasabihin sa kin na i-add na lang para sa next payroll. E pano ang mga bills ko na dapat bayaran ko ngayon? Nak nang tipaklong.

"Can't you credit it to my account right away? I need them now for my bills."

Wala rin. Pasensya na raw, talaga lang na busy sila ngayon. Dito ako nabagot dahil nung papasok ako kita ko ang isa nilang staff na naka-open ang fb. Pero I stayed cool. May araw din kayo.

To make it short sa susunod na payout na lang raw yung kulang sa sweldo na pinaghirapan ko. Hindi ko alam kung pano pa nagkakamali ang computation e kompyuter na nga ang nagkokompyut para sa kanila. Tamad lang talaga ang mga tinamaan ng magaling!

Pagbaba ko sa aking munting sulok sa opisina. Nakita ko ang network switch. Port number 17, may label na accounting.



Ay naku nahugot bigla!!! (grin)

Wala pang isang minuto. Nag-ring ang telepono sa tabi ko. Si Ms pa-ingil-inglis ang nasa linya.

"John we lost our internet connection... can you help us please?"

"Mam sa sunod na pay period na lang rin po, pwede?"

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ano ba ang Ispayweyr?

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Hindi ako magaling magsulat sa Tagalog bagama't inaamin kong hindi rin naman ayus ang mga artikulo kong nasulat sa Ingles. Kaya lang ang hirap talagang isulat lahat kapag sinusubukan kong sa sariling wika ko na lang gagawin ang aking blog. Ito nga at pangalawang subok ko na ito sa loob ng isang oras. Dumadating kasi sa punto na parang sobrang korni na kapag nasa kalagitnaan na at kapag nagkaganoon ay mas madalas na kino-close ko na lang ang ginagawa ko at itutulog ko na lang.

Subok uli....

May nagtanong sa akin ngayun-ngayon lang kung ano raw ba talaga ang "spyware". Sa kagustuhan kong makatulong at kasabay nito ay mapraktis ang aking pagsusulat ng tagalog ay nagpilit ako na bigyan ng kahulugan ang ibig sabihin nito.

Mula sa salitang "Spyware" itself (heheh sorry cant help it :D ), ang "spy" ay nangangahulugang tiktik o maniktik. Ang "ware" naman ay nangangahulugang paninda o pang-akit.

Kaya naman kung susumahin, ang "spyware" ay bagay na nagmumula sa isang entitidad sa internet na ang dahilan kung bakit ginawa ay upang maniktik sa anumang kompyuter na kung saan ito ay naiinstol. Kadalasan ito ay naglalayon na makapagtinda o makaakit ng kostumer para sa isang bagay kung kaya at madalas na kapag may impeksyon ng spyware ang kompyuter may lumalabas na sulpot-pataas-na-patalastas (pop-up ad, ungas!) . Mas malala pa rito ay walang kaalam-alam ang gumagamit ng kompyuter na ang kanilang makina ay nainstolan na ng nasabing spyware.

Bakit kaya hindi alam ng mga gumagamit ng kompyuter na may ispiyang-paninda na sa kanilang makina?

Una, dahil sa kawalan ng kaalaman. Karamihan ng mga gumagamit ng kompyuter at nag-iinternet ay basta na lamang klik nang klik ng kahit anong makita nilang interesante. Kaya nga sinabing "pang-akit" ang ispayweyr ay para ito ay madaling mapansin. Karamihan ng mga nabibiktima nito ay mga kabataan o iyong mga baguhan sa larangan ng kompyuter. Magbigay tayo ng halimbawa.

Habang nagbabrowse si Tanga (di mo ito tunay na pangalan) sa websayt na peysbukdatkom ay may lumabas na poste na ang sabi ay "Tulungan mo kami na maging ligtas ang peysbukdatkom sa pamamagitan ng pagpindot sa SECURE na butones sa ibaba". Kaya naman si Tanga (inuulit ko, hindi mo ito tunay na pangalan) kara-karakang itinuro ang cursor sa SECURE na butones sabay pindot (at gigil na gigil pa!).

Pwedeng mangyari sa mga ganitong pagkakataon ay sa halip na naging ligtas ay nainstol na pala sa kompyuter ang isang ispayweyr na nangongolekta ng impormasyon ng gumagamit ng makina. Pwedeng magkaroon ng palagiang paglabas ng sulpot-pataas-na-patalastas na nagbebenta ng kung anu-anong bagay. Pwede rin naman na makuha ang mahahalagang password nang dahil dito. Karaniwang nakakainis (annoying) ang mga ispayweyr dahil pinapabagal nila ang kompyuter dahil sa mga prosesong pinapatakbo nito nang hindi natin alam.

Pangalawang rason ay dahil walang sapat na seguridad na nakalagay sa kompyuter para maiwasan ang pagkakaroon ng ganitong klaseng impeksyon.

Kung may security software na nakalagay sa makina, maaaring bago pa man maapektuhan ng impeksyon ng ispayweyr ay makikita na kaagad ito at mapupuksa. Pwede rin na kahit magkaroon ng impeksyon ay madiditek ng isang magaling na anti-spyware ang nasabing impeksyon at kaagad na matatanggal. Kaya nga mahigpit na inirerekomenda ng inyong lingkod na kayo ay magkaroon ng magaling na pangontra.

Isa sa maayos na anti-spyware o anti-malware kung tawagin ng iba ay ang Malwarebytes. Libre lamang ang nasabing malambot-na-pang-akit (software tongeks!) kaya hindi ninyo kailangang magbayad. Mahalaga na mayroon kayo ng ganitong klaseng seguridad sa inyong makina kung hindi ninyo afford ang mga mas mahal (pero mas matinding security software) na meron na ring anti-virus na kakayahan.

:P

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekend Quicky

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Weekend Quicky
by magtiblogz

We extol sunsets for how beautiful they are
And we welcome the moon for its solemn light - (sempai thanks!)
And whilst waves crash into the sandy shore
We beg for more of this dreamy lore...

Catapulted to where time comes to a grinding halt,
Where we can walk barefoot and run hand in hand
Where soft grasses alternate for urbanity's asphalt
Where natures voices make for symphonic background...

On top of mountains and their incessant winds
Where we view the greatness of His great realm
Where our voices are muffled by the screaming calm
Our soul depleted is immersed once more...

Then it hits us with realism's recoil
We leave Utopia for the modern(?) toil
we breathe fresheners and walk carpeted floors
where we feed the mouth yet drain our soul...

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Friday, May 20, 2011

RH BILL MEANS: BUWIS NATIN ANG IBIBILI NG CONTRACEPTIVE AT CONDOM NG MGA WALANG KONTROL SA SARILI PARA KUMITA NG MALAKI ANG MGA PHARMA COMPANY

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Bakit nga ba talaga masyado silang pursigido sa RH Bill na yan? Kahit nga naman wala yan e libre namang nabibili ang condom sa 7-11 at contraceptives sa botica, hindi naman illegal... Meron na ngang seminar parate bago magpakasal tungkol dyan... MAY KIKITA KAYA?

An excerpt from Mr Avila's column in Philstar

“Dear Bobit, I have always wondered why the RH Bill is being pushed through even though with or without it, the consumer is free to purchase contraceptives in the counter. So I made some analysis. Based on National Census Statistics Board data 2000, about 24 percent of the Philippine population is above 20 years old. Based on the same statistics, about 50 percent of that are females.

“Considering we have a total population of about 90 million that means the total population of Filipinos above 20 years old is about 22 million. Half of that would be 11 million females. This is the present target market for contraceptives. If I am not mistaken, based on what I have found out from the internet, the cost of using birth control pills is about P1,000 a month.

“The total potential value of the market in the Philippines is therefore computed to be: 11 million x P1,000 per month x 12 months or a total of P132 billion per year. The problem for the contraceptive manufacturers is that 90 percent of the market belongs to the lower income who cannot afford to spend P1,000 per month. So in order to give this market purchasing power, the RH Bill is now being pushed to enable the government to use taxpayer’s money to subsidize these contraceptives.

“To further expand the market, the 10 to 15 years old will be given sex education in school and they will be allowed to purchase contraceptives even without the consent of their parents. That could mean another 4,000,000 potential users. The value of this additional market is calculated to be another P48 billion. Adding the two markets gives us a whooping valuation of P180 billion per year. Now I understand why the RH Bill is being pushed very hard. God bless! - Bobby Tordesillas.”

YUNA! Gagamitin na pambili ang ibinabayad nating buwis para sa contaceptive nila??? Pambibili ng condoms ang ating buwis???? HALA!!!! Ipapasa para kumita ang mga manufacturer ng gamot mula sa buwis na ibinabayad natin???? Aba libre silang magbembangan pero hindi nila gagamitin ang buwis ko dahil hindi sila marunong magcontrol!!!!

Ibili nyo sila kung gusto nyo, pero wag gamit ang perang pinaghirapan namin. Ipagpapaaral ko na lang yan sa aking mga pamangkin!!!!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

DETECT DUBIOUS LINKS IN FACEBOOK

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Just a few days ago we got so annoyed by the continous spam attacks through wall posts asking FB users to verify accounts to avoid receiving spam posts.

The wall post states, "Please do your part in PREVENTING SPAM by VERIFYING YOUR ACCOUNT. Click VERIFY MY ACCOUNT right next to comment below to begin the verification process...". A Verify My Account link is then located directly after the post.

A lot of FB users were duped to click the verify link which unknowingly allowed it to be reposted to all of their friends facebook walls. A total annoyance. We are not really sure if that is the only thing it did. We are not I had to post a request to on my own wall so that they wont have to click such links anymore. It was even featured in the news.

I thought by now they would have known how such clickjacking practices work but apparently a lot of our friends still have not learned their lessons. Just now, I have received requests on my wall asking people to click the activate a new feature on FB for disliking posts. Apparently they clicked on a button that says ACTIVATE DISLIKE BUTTON. What is worse is that this one is not new and has been out there even before the verify spam came out.

Some people just never learn.

One of the reasons why people still click on such links (aside from plain stupidity) is because they have no idea if it is for real or not.

For those who still have not learned. Here is one simple way of checking out if such a link is dubious or not.




1) Put the mouse cursor over the link. Do not click on it. In this example, the mouse is over the link that says ACTIVATE DISLIKE BUTTON.

2) Look at the status bar at the bottom of your browser and you will find the url where the "Activate.." button is linked to. In this one, it clearly shows that it routes to a website called www.livejournal.com which is not in anyway connected to Facebook.

Now note that if the "dislike message" is indeed from Facebook it should have been linked to the Facebook domain and not to this livejournal guys.

As simple as that really. Safe surfing everyone!!!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

FB Chat : A Social Experiment Kuno

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I recently joined this photocontest and was asking most of my "kamukha" (**ka-facebook, Tan-dyi-ey!) to share the link and like the photo as well to maximize my chances of winning.

Unknowingly, as I was going through the motions of requesting for facebook likes, I realized how each of my kamukha differs with each other in terms of how they communicate, how they react, how they let the communication through chat go on to the extent that I was able to at least somewhat measure what kind and what degree of friendship we are having.

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Now, I am not a chat addict. I rarely even go chat using other media like YM or AIM or Skype. I also do not normally set myself to visible especially on FB as I am not comfortable chatting with people except when I needed to say something to some one or if a task calls for it.

So I thought of a plan. I would try to chat up anyone under the guise of making a specific request coming from a friend and see how the other side would react. This is not some seriously themed Emo plot to know who my real friends are, katuwaan lang ika nga. And since I seem to have all the time in the world right now to do this (hindi pa busy) why-not-chocnut is the decision.

I PM'ed Bryan (***hindi ito ang hindi tunay nyang pangalan) and as soon I sent a message the recipient of the message went offline. I was like Whoah!!, sabay smayl na parang nakatuklas ng bagong specie. Ang kaibahan lamang ay hindi ito ang nanganganib na uri (endangered ungas! tagalog na nga eh nalito pa!).



About 35% of all those I chatted in my kamuks' (pinaiksi ng kamukha o kameysmuk!) seem to have the same weird attitude of turning off chat once they receive one. LOL. It is like an auto-logoff button is being activated as soon as a new message comes in. There are some however who would entertain my initial greeting na parang when I say Hello they say Hi and then kapoom! Nakita ko na lang ay ang bilog na kulay grey sa gilid ng kanilang pangalan sa chatbox (***ooops titingnan mo kung ano ang grey na bilog sa fb chat sa puntong ito) na ang ibig sabihin ay offline ang kausap ko.

As much as I want to judge people hindi ako hukom at lalong hindi ako si Lord. So sa benefit ng doubt, naisip ko na baka naman biglang naubos ang pambayad sa computer shop o nahuli ng boss sa office kaya nawala sa FB. Or it might be that they just do not want to exhaust their massive tupperware elemental presets (kaplastikan) so instead of chatting, just-end-it-right-away mode. It is also possible that the person I chatted with is choosy like me, may mga biases sa friends kung sino ang gusto kausap. Or lastly malamang sobra talagang busy. Although I normally do not just log off like that on somebody. I always make it a point to say adieu as gently (dahan dahan, yung hindi masakit, respectful) as possible.

What I am happy though is that majority, even those who barely even remember me, had been courteous and in fact even tried to open other topics that we can discuss. Some chats even lasted an hour or more, even if as I have said, i am not a chat guy. I could barely even talk to most of you face to face alone chat pa kaya. Buti na nga lang naiipasa ko mga job interviews ko eh!

But these guys who chatted with me head-on as my guinea pigs without them knowing it during the duration of this social experiment are the best!

Someone asked me if I can go to this place (na hindi ko talaga alam basta nsa makati lang yun) later that night just for old times sake. Another one knows me so well he started throwing jokes and insults at me LOL in a friendly and fun way. One is sweet enough to send her regards to my wife (haha Tenchu Ate Mhaye!!).

Those friends we cherish! Man oh man, if I can only save one glass of beer everytime I drink. But you know me.. cant even drink a can of cali since it is not even sold in the market no more. (Not drinking much anymore ever since that embarrassing and messy situation years ago that my wife knows all too well heheh, another story.)

But then again this is not scientific. I myself knows that there are some who talk better and are more comfortable through chat. Others just find it not.

So in the end this experiement isn't really worth a nick' compared to how the Philippine Stock Market was up or compared to Osama Bin Laden's controversial demise. But is it worth trying? Yup! You may also want to try it when you're free. Who knows you may learn a thing or two about your kamuks character heheh? Learned a lot about them, I learned a lot about me :D

Peace and I'm out!

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*** haha nakatuwaan ko lang kung paano magsulat si Master Jamin, ang aking mestrong mahusay magsulat at magsalita habang nagmumura duon sa dati kong pinagtatrabahuhang kumpanya.sensya na po kung may naapektuhang damdamin ng mga salita LOL paminsan minsan healthy ang mag-iba ng salakay bagamat inaamin ko na hindi ko gusto na kayo'y murahin, liban na lamang kung talagang tan-dyi-ey ang nagbabasa, hindi na mura yun kundi riyalidad LOL.


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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The "Pamasahe" Syndicate

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I was walking towards Amorsolo Street in Makati the other night to meet my wife when two women approached me. One of two is about 40 to 45 years old while the other one looks frail and maybe about 60 to 70 years old. The younger one was the who spoke asking for help. She said that they were left behind by their companions and needs fare money to get home.

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Now this is not the first time that some one has approached me and asked for such fare money with the same modus. What made it interesting though was that, someone else did that to me before at the same exact spot. That was a few months ago and I can barely remember that it was a lady and an adolescent kid who were there last time out.

I was like having this Deja Vu feeling at that instance. Matrix the movie came to my mind and I thought I have to do something different right there and then. Wearing my black jacket ala laurence Fishburne I stopped walking, looked slowly towards the two women and in a Keanu Reeves like tone spoke:

"Alam nyo po mas maganda kung sasamahan ko kayo sa pulis. May mga naka-station dyan sa kanto. Mas matutulungan nila kayo."

I can see the womens eyes became alert all of a sudden. The younger of the two hurriedly took the hand of the elder one. The elder one who was looking frail and pitiful stiffened and fixed how she was wearing her slippers.(tatakbo???)

From there, I knew I touched some nerves.

"Ano po? Nandiyan po sila sa kanto, me nakita akong mobil nila. Malamang ihahatid pa kayo ng mga yun."

The younger one said, "Mababait ba mga yun?"

"Opo naman!", was my retort. "Tara po."

"Hindi, kami na lang. Nakakahiya naman sa iyo. Okay na kami."

They then turned away and moved towards the opposite the direction from where I told them the police mobile is.

This modus operandi is very very rampant these days here in Metro Manila. So rampant that there was a time when the same guy whom I've given fare money to while I was in UP Diliman, came up to me also in Ayala in Makati asking for "pamasahe pauwi".

Coincidence? - No!

A Scam? - Definitely!!!

A light scam some calls it as they are not asking for millions but instead asking for coins. The scammer would say, "Kahit piso lang po pandagdag sa pamsahe.". The scammee (heheh imbento ko lang ang salita) on the other hand will have a sudden rush of mercy and give more than just a piso and will in fact give the exact amount of the fare needed to reach Sn Fernando in Pampanga. And so the scammer goes home with more that what he/she asked for.

Now imagine if in one full day the scammer is able to convince a hundred person to give the exact fare each to Pampanga. Riding a van to San Fernando is about a hundred bucks. That is a whopping P10000 all in a days (scam) job.

Budol-budol stems from this kind of scam. Based on my observation, most of those who asks for fare money targets passersby who are in their lonesome. It would be easier for them to scam a single person than do it to two or to a bunch. If they can do this now and still think that they are not doing anything wrong with the failed reasoning that what they are getting were given for free and not stolen, what stops them from being monsters of deception at a later time. For all we know it could be possible that they are already one big syndicate prowling the metro just like those street kids who are asked to beg for alms by criminal gangs.

The solution for this is simple. Do not to give them the money that they are asking. For as long as we give them a few coins, it translates as more fuel for them to ask for more and to continue. If your conscience bothers you, help them but not by giving money. Offer bringing them to a government office whose job is to assist them.

Just like what I did. The police could have helped those two women.

Or may have detained them... if my gut feel was correct.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Cervical Cancer Free Screening

I should have posted this before Mothers Day para naman tamang-tama sana para sa kababaihan at hindi a day after but as the saying goes "Better Late than Later".

The Department of Health is giving a month long free cervical cancer screening for women within the age of 30 to 45. This is being offered at all 58 DOH accredited hospitals nationwide in accordance with the celebration of the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

For NCR the free screening is available every Mondays of the May.
For Luzon it will be every Wednesdays of May.
For Visayas it will be for Thusrdays of May.
It will be available every Fridays of May in Mindanao.



Cervical cancer occurs when normal cells in the cervix change into cancer cells. It is usually caused by a chronic and persistent cancer-causing type of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection that leads to pre-malignant lesions and progress to cancer.

Kindly tell your moms and all the women you love about this.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

5 Summer Diseases

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The Department of Health (DOH) is asking Filipinos to watch out for the following summer diseases as temperatures in the country start to rise this month:

Health Alert 1: Measles
Health Alert 2: Sore eyes
Health Alert 3: Sunburn
Health Alert 4: Food and Water-borne diseases (such as typhoid, cholera,hepatitis A, food poisoning and diarrhea)
Health Alert 5: Mosquito-borne diseases (such as dengue and malaria)

The DOH provided some useful tips to help Filipinos stay away from these summer diseases:

On eating/drinking and food preparation:
- Cook food properly.
- Eat food immediately after cooking or while it's still hot.
- Refrigerate leftover food and reheat before eating.
- Wash hands before and after food preparation, and before and after eating.
- Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day
- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Make sure to wash and peel them before eating.

At the beach:
- Do not allow children to swim without the company of an adult who can swim and is
not drunk.
- Avoid staying under the sun for more than 3 hours.
- Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
- Wear light clothing.

On the road:
- Check your vehicle before going on a trip
- Always bring a repair kit in case of accidents and emergencies.
- When drunk, never attempt to drive.

Reference: http://doh.gov.ph

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ang Pagbati

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The Dance of Pagbati is hundred year tradition in the town of Ibaan in Batangas. This happens every Easter Sunday after the traditional Salubong and Dagit. The dance itself is naturally performed in quick tempo to commemorate the happiness felt for Christs' Rising. The Pagbati is danced by one lady who acts as the kapitana and two male escorts.


This years Kapitana is Miss Giselle Ann Cayetano.



One of the little angels who performed the "dagit".


The dance started with a bow to the audience and to the risen Lord.






















During this day, most parishioners normally wake up early to attend the early mass and be able to watch the Salubong and Dagit and the Pagbati afterwards.





















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