Wednesday, December 17, 2008

KLM's Fill a Plane and Fly to Europe Contest

photo: www.shanatinglipton.com/.../02/amsterdam.jpg

Everyone is invited to join KLM's fill a plane and fly to Europe! Simply click on the link below and register to become a participant. Simply fill your plane with friends to win amazing prizes.



Link



Competition prizes:



1st prize



ROUND TRIP TICKETS TO AMSTERDAM



2nd prize



IPOD NANO



3rd prize



PHILIPS NOISE CANCELLING HEAD PHONES



4th prize



KLM LIMITED EDITION FLIGHT BAG





HOW TO JOIN:



Select a plane



Simply choose a plane and check in for your flight.



Invite friends



Each invitation accepted will boost your personal score by 1 point. The higher your personal score, the better the prize you win



Get your friends to invite your friends



Your plane score is the total score of all passengers on board. So the more passengers on you rplane successfully inviting their friend, the better.





THE PLANE WITH THE HIGHEST TOTAL PASSENGER SCORE WINS! ALL PASSENGERS ON THE WINNING PLANE WIN A PRIZE! YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DETERMINED BY YOUR PERSONAL RANKING WITHIN THE PLANE



The Competition shall commence on 1 November 2008 and shall run until 31 January 2009 .





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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Biggest Full Moon of the Year

Biggest Full Moon of the Year
by: Dr. Tony Phillips
Credit: Science@NASA
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/09dec_fullmoon.htm?list96908
Dec. 9, 2008


No, you can not see Neil Armstrong's footprint. But go ahead and look: The full Moon of Dec. 12th is the biggest and brightest full Moon of the year.

It's no illusion. Some full Moons are genuinely larger than others and this Friday's is a whopper. Why? The Moon's orbit is an ellipse with one side 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other: diagram. In the language of astronomy, the two extremes are called "apogee" (far away) and "perigee" (nearby). On Dec. 12th, the Moon becomes full a scant 4 hours after reaching perigee, making it 14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons we've seen earlier in 2008.

A perigee Moon brings with it extra-high "perigean tides," but this is nothing to worry about, according to NOAA. In most places, lunar gravity at perigee pulls tide waters only a few centimeters (an inch or so) higher than usual. Local geography can amplify the effect to about 15 centimeters (six inches)--not exactly a great flood.

The best time to look is when the Moon is near the horizon. That is when illusion mixes with reality to produce a truly stunning view. For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects. On Friday, why not let the "Moon illusion" amplify a full Moon that's extra-big to begin with? The swollen orb rising in the east at sunset may seem so nearby, you can almost reach out and touch it.

A fun experiment: Take a friend outside on Friday evening and ask if they notice anything unusual. Is the Moon big and bright enough to impress the unwary? Explain perigee later....


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Congratulations Manny Pacquiao!

You're truly a pacman! The Philippine government must put your face on the two hundred peso bill in replacement of Diosdado Macapagal. Indeed, you're now one of the Philippine's wonders. The MEXICUTIONER! Im wondering who will be your next MEXICAN victim, hahaha. Juan Manuel Marquez is boastfully telling the people the he can beat pacman if he will be given the chance for a rematch.....IN YOUR DREAMS, hahaha. JUST WATCH YOUR PREVIOUS MATCH with MANNY, and remember the pain of  being knocked down ...not just once but thrice .....lol. 

Thanks Manny! You have boosted again the Spirit of the Filipino!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Two zero zero eight

We still have 26 days left before we welcome the next year but I have decided to post my review for 2008; I really have to, the next coming weeks will gonna be hectic and exhausting; besides, i have to finish my set of goals and my gameplans for 2009. 2009. Gosh. Sounds like the end of the world for many financial analysts huh? We have to prepare! We must! Trust me, list your goals and plans so that you'll be focused. And have a good relationship with God.....everything's going to be all right!

2008. Year of new beginning according to a prophetess; a year of circumscision of the heart... yeah, she was right. 2008.Year of the rat according to the Chinese feng shui experts...8-8-8... Beijing Olympics, Milk Scandal, Sichuan earthquake, Inflations, recessions...oh well, the year isn't lucky for them...............but me,Im not! In contrast, I am blessed, blessed beyond my expectations. There's a big different between a blessed and lucky.

My 2008.
The LORD is good! He made 2008 a better year for me, and Im sure He has lots of good plans for me in the next comings years.He allowed me to go to many situations to learn new things. He has sent me to deserts yet He became my compass that guided me to my journey called life. God provides.

Hellos, goodbyes and see you in eternity....
The year was a year of hellos and goodbyes. Met new friends.Lost old friends and just new. Others...remain....seasonal....and even left this planet. Well, that is part of life....the only constant on this earth is CHANGE.

Blogging,social networking and book reading.....

Thanks to the technology. 2008 is a year where I started blogging seriously, it is the year that I realized that there's a world outside Friendster. Facebook. Multiply. Facebook. Facebook... Facebook is really addicting....mobwars, tower bloxx, speed racing, my city, yo ville. Thanks FACEBOOK. Haha.
The things that  I have observed about the beijing olympics opening ceremony were even used in a news (web) article in australia (http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24159960-5016818,00.html). Not bad for an amateur blogger. 

Event of 2008
Best
The best event of 2008 goes to no other than the Hillsong United Worship Concert in Manila. The experience....it was a blast! The period where I ( the street team) was selling tickets was whewww,really hard and strenght, time, patience consuming. I remember there was a period where I received inquiry text messages every other seconds about the concert...every other seconds. Overwhelmed by the inquiries, I decided to turned my cell phone that day.Extraordinary. 
The reward.... priceless! Two days and two nights at Shang-rila Edsa Plaza with the street team. The I heart shirt. Buffet breakfast at THE HEAT SHANGRILA. Buffet lunch THE HEAT SHANGRILA again, but now with the Hillsong United Team. Photo op with the Hillsong United Team and the General Manager of Shang-rila Edsa Plaza. Countless picture takings with HSU at araneta coliseum. The Back stage pass. Highly favoured by the LORD.  


Worst....

Never mind. No time to recall the bad memories of 2008. Good things are still coming on my way. No reason to store bad memories. 


Lessons from 2008

Give. Give.  Give, so that you'll be blessed more. Dedicate the first fruits of whatever you have to God. Stop complaining. Act before react. Dont make life miserable. Worship in time of troubles. Think of God...always. 


Hopes for 2009
Im hoping the 2009 will be better than past years. I hope that i will be able to achieve all my goals, plans and dreams for the year 2009. I hope that there is another HSU concert for 2009.i pray that our nation will not get affected by the global recession. I wish I could meet Brooke Fraser in person.I am hoping that all good things will come to pass, in Jesus name.  I am offering the year  2009 to God. Maktub!


Famous & Infamous ( the news makers of 2008)

NBN ZTE Deal,Crying Lozada, Brian Gorells 15 minutes of fame blog, gucci gang, American, Idol, David Cook, Beijing Olympics, the death of heath ledger, batman, iron man, ever reinventing denim pants, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo( gee, she's making a world record the president with the most number of impeachment complaints) , Michael Phelps, Twilight, Rihanna, Mike Guglielmucci, the checkered scarf and wakeboard shorts for men, Bubble gang's angelina and yaya, Low dance craze, statement shirts, i phone, melamine, Rudy fernandez' death, Gabby Concepcion's homecoming ( who cares? ), recession, inflation, rice shortage, jeepney fare increase, oil record high price increase. Richard and KC together in a movie ( yeah right). Dyesebel, Marian rivera and her dance craze ( whhhhhaaaaaatttt???), Ateneo's UAAP's victory over De la Salle, Manny Pacquiao, Megan Fox as worlds sexiest woman.The break up of Ding-dong Dantes and Karylle (wahaha), Joc joc Bolante, the euro generals, Barack obama, John Mc Cain, Sarh Falin, Charice Pempengco, Patani, etc.     


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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

TWILIGHT

After attending a choir practice last saturday, i decided to watch a movie at festival mall coz i had nothing to do after the practice. I watched the movie "Twilight". Im not a fan of Stephenie meyer, but I was just curious about the movie "twilight" because the book is a world best seller .I'm familiar with Stephenie Meyer's series of books but only for the titles and book covers; no idea what Stephenie's writing all about. ..... 

..... yun pala yung story ng twilight.....love story between a human and a "vegetarian" type blood sucker.It is the latest romantic movie I've watched in a cinema after step up. I cannot compare the movie with the book coz i havent read the novel;Im sure many bookworms will give negative opinions about this movie. As always, the book is better than the movie"....Harry potter for example and khaled hosseini's "the Kite runner".

here is a list of the things I've noticed and observed about the movie TWILIGHT

1.The abilities of the Cullens are cool (except for sucking blood).
2. There are some scenes in the movie that Edward Cullen's face looked like an espasol.
3. Kristen Stewart is beautiful.
4. Philippine flag looks so good in the movie. Mabuhay ang' Pinas!
5. Hindi ba tinatablan ng bawang or ng holy water ang mga Cullens?
6. Walang budget ang movie para sa mga "vampire's teeth" hehehe.






  




Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Obama becomes US first black president

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama swept to victory as the nation's first black president Tuesday night in an electoral college landslide that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.

The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his historic triumph by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states — Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Iowa.


Congratulations Mr. Obama!  

Monday, October 27, 2008

PLEASE VOTE JOHN MC CAIN FOR US PRESIDENT!

PLEASE VOTE JOHN MCCAIN FOR US PRESIDENT!
PLEASE VOTE JOHN MCCAIN FOR US PRESIDENT!
PLEASE VOTE JOHN MCCAIN FOR US PRESIDENT!
PLEASE VOTE JOHN MCCAIN FOR US PRESIDENT!
PLEASE VOTE JOHN MCCAIN FOR US PRESIDENT!

RESTORE THE MORAL VALUES OF USA!





Wednesday, October 15, 2008

THE - QS World University Rankings 2008

The Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings identified these to be the world's top 100 universities in 2008. These institutions represent 20 countries with Israel represented for the first time. Whilst North America dominates with 42 universities, Europe and Asia Pacific are well represented with 36 and 22 respectively.


2008 School Name/ Country
1 HARVARD University/ United States
2 YALE University /United States
3 University of CAMBRIDGE/ United Kingdom
4 University of OXFORD /United Kingdom
5 CALIFORNIA Institute of Technology /United States
6 IMPERIAL College London /United Kingdom
7 UCL (University College London) /United Kingdom
8 University of CHICAGO /United States
9 MASSACHUSETTS Institute of Technology /United States
10 COLUMBIA University /United States
11 University of PENNSYLVANIA /United States
12 PRINCETON University /United States
13 DUKE University /United States
13 JOHNS HOPKINS University /United States
15 CORNELL University /United States
16 AUSTRALIAN National University /Australia
17 STANFORD University /United States
18 University of MICHIGAN /United States
19 University of TOKYO /Japan
20 MCGILL University /Canada
21 CARNEGIE MELLON University /United States
22 KING'S College London /United Kingdom
23 University of EDINBURGH /United Kingdom
24 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of T... /Switzerland
25 KYOTO University /Japan
26 University of HONG KONG /Hong Kong
27 BROWN University /United States
28 École Normale Supérieure, PARIS /France
29 University of MANCHESTER /United Kingdom
30 National University of SINGAPORE(NUS) /Singapore
30 University of CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles /United States
32 University of BRISTOL /United Kingdom
33 NORTHWESTERN University /United States
34 ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE /France
34 University of BRITISH COLUMBIA /Canada
36 University of California, BERKELEY /United States
37 The University of SYDNEY /Australia
38 The University of MELBOURNE /Australia
39 HONG KONG University of Science & Techno... /Hong Kong
40 NEW YORK University (NYU) /United States
41 University of TORONTO /Canada
42 The CHINESE University of Hong Kong /Hong Kong
43 University of QUEENSLAND /Australia
44 OSAKA University /Japan
45 University of NEW SOUTH WALES /Australia
46 BOSTON University /United States
47 MONASH University /Australia
48 University of COPENHAGEN /Denmark
49 TRINITY College Dublin /Ireland
50 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LAUSANNE... /Switzerland
50 PEKING University /China
50 SEOUL National University /Korea, South
53 University of AMSTERDAM /Netherlands
54 DARTMOUTH College /United States
55 University of WISCONSIN-Madison /United States
56 TSINGHUA University /China
57 HEIDELBERG Universität /Germany
58 University of CALIFORNIA, San Diego /United States
59 University of WASHINGTON /United States
60 WASHINGTON University in St. Louis /United States
61 TOKYO Institute of Technology /Japan
62 EMORY University /United States
63 UPPSALA University /Sweden
64 LEIDEN University /Netherlands
65 The University of AUCKLAND /New Zealand
66 LONDON School of Economics and Political... /United Kingdom
67 UTRECHT University /Netherlands
68 University of GENEVA /Switzerland
69 University of WARWICK /United Kingdom
70 University of TEXAS at Austin /United States
71 University of ILLINOIS /United States
72 Katholieke Universiteit LEUVEN /Belgium
73 University of GLASGOW /United Kingdom
74 University of ALBERTA /Canada
75 University of BIRMINGHAM /United Kingdom
76 University of SHEFFIELD /United Kingdom
77 NANYANG Technological University /Singapore
78 DELFT University of Technology /Netherlands
78 RICE University /United States
78 Technische Universität MÜNCHEN /Germany
81 University of AARHUS /Denmark
81 University of YORK /United Kingdom
83 GEORGIA Institute of Technology /United States
83 The University of WESTERN AUSTRALIA /Australia
83 University of ST ANDREWS /United Kingdom
86 University of NOTTINGHAM /United Kingdom
87 University of MINNESOTA /United States
88 LUND University /Sweden
89 University of CALIFORNIA, Davis /United States
90 CASE WESTERN RESERVE /University United States
91 Université de Montréal /Canada
91 University of HELSINKI /Finland
93 Hebrew University of JERUSALEM /Israel
93 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München /Germany
95 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Scie... /Korea, South
96 University of VIRGINIA /United States
97 University of PITTSBURGH /United States
98 University of CALIFORNIA, Santa Barbara /United States
99 PURDUE University /United States
100 University of SOUTHAMPTON /United Kingdom
101 VANDERBILT University United States
102 University of NORTH CAROLINA United States
102 University of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA United States
104 University of LEEDS United Kingdom
105 PENNSYLVANIA STATE University United States
106 University of ADELAIDE Australia
106 University of ZURICH Switzerland
108 University College DUBLIN Ireland
109 TECHNION - Israel Institute of Technolog... Israel
110 GEORGETOWN University United States
111 MAASTRICHT University Netherlands
112 TOHOKU University Japan
113 FUDAN University China
114 TEL AVIV University Israel
115 University of VIENNA Austria
116 Université catholique de LOUVAIN (UCL) Belgium
117 MCMASTER University Canada
117 QUEEN'S University Canada
119 University of ROCHESTER United States
120 NAGOYA University Japan
121 OHIO STATE University United States
122 DURHAM University United Kingdom
122 University of MARYLAND United States
124 National TAIWAN University Taiwan
124 University of OTAGO New Zealand
126 ERASMUS University Rotterdam Netherlands
127 STONY BROOK University United States
128 EINDHOVEN University of Technology Netherlands
129 University of WATERLOO Canada
130 University of SUSSEX United Kingdom
131 University of BASEL Switzerland
132 University of CALIFORNIA, Irvine United States
133 CARDIFF University United Kingdom
133 Technical University of DENMARK Denmark
133 University of LIVERPOOL United Kingdom
136 University of GHENT Belgium
137 Freie Universität BERLIN Germany
137 TEXAS A&M University United States
139 HUMBOLDT-Universität zu Berlin Germany
140 Ecole normale supérieure de LYON France
141 University of Science and Technology of ... China
142 WAGENINGEN University Netherlands
143 NANJING University China
144 SHANGHAI JIAO TONG University China
144 University of GRONINGEN Netherlands
146 University of ARIZONA United States
147 CITY University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
147 Universität FREIBURG Germany
149 Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie PARIS V... France
150 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México ... Mexico
151 RUTGERS, The State University of New Jer... United States
152 University of BATH United Kingdom
153 University of ABERDEEN United Kingdom
154 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (II... India
155 Eberhard Karls Universität TÜBINGEN Germany
155 VU University AMSTERDAM Netherlands
157 TUFTS University United States
158 KYUSHU University Japan
159 The University of WESTERN ONTARIO Canada
160 QUEEN MARY, University of London United Kingdom
161 University of LAUSANNE Switzerland
162 CHALMERS University of Technology Sweden
162 NEWCASTLE University, NEWCASTLE Upon Tyn... United Kingdom
164 SIMON FRASER University Canada
165 University of FLORIDA United States
166 CHULALONGKORN University Thailand
166 Universität GÖTTINGEN Germany
168 University of NOTRE DAME United States
169 Universität FRANKFURT am Main Germany
170 INDIANA University Bloomington United States
170 University of CALGARY Canada
170 University of LANCASTER United Kingdom
173 KTH, ROYAL Institute of Technology Sweden
174 HOKKAIDO University Japan
174 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (I... India
174 RENSSELAER Polytechnic Institute United States
177 University of LEICESTER United Kingdom
177 University of OSLO Norway
179 University of CAPE TOWN South Africa
180 University of COLORADO at Boulder United States
180 WASEDA University Japan
182 MACQUARIE University Australia
183 Lomonosov MOSCOW STATE University Russia
183 Université Libre de BRUXELLES (ULB) Belgium
185 BRANDEIS University United States
186 University of BARCELONA Spain
186 University of CANTERBURY New Zealand
188 POHANG University of Science and Technol... Korea, South
188 Technische Universität BERLIN Germany
190 Universität STUTTGART Germany
191 University of MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst United States
192 University of BERN Switzerland
192 University of BOLOGNA Italy
194 University of READING United Kingdom
195 University of ANTWERP Belgium
196 University of SAO PAULO Brazil
197 DALHOUSIE University Canada
197 University of BUENOS AIRES Argentina
199 KOBE University Japan
200 University of ATHENS Greece
202 QUEEN'S University of Belfast United Kingdom
203 MICHIGAN STATE University United States
203 YONSEI University Korea, South
205 Università degli Studi di ROMA - La Sapi... Italy
206 RMIT University Australia
207 Sciences Po PARIS France
207 Université Louis Pasteur STRASBOURG I France
207 University of WOLLONGONG Australia
207 Universität KARLSRUHE Germany
211 HELSINKI University of Technology TKK Finland
212 QUEENSLAND University of Technology Australia
213 University of DUNDEE United Kingdom
214 KEIO University Japan
214 Vrije University BRUSSELS (VUB) Belgium
216 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochsc... Germany
216 University of TSUKUBA Japan
218 WAKE FOREST University United States
219 NORTH CAROLINA STATE University United States
219 University of IOWA United States
221 Radboud Universiteit NIJMEGEN Netherlands
222 University of OTTAWA Canada
223 University of SURREY United Kingdom
224 SAINT-PETERSBURG State University Russia
224 The HONG KONG Polytechnic University Hong Kong
226 University College CORK Ireland
227 University of BERGEN Norway
227 VICTORIA University of Wellington New Zealand
229 ZHEJIANG University China
230 LOUGHBOROUGH University United Kingdom
230 Universiti MALAYA (UM) Malaysia
232 CURTIN University of Technology Australia
233 TULANE University United States
234 University of Technology, SYDNEY Australia
235 University of CALIFORNIA, Santa Cruz United States
236 KOREA University Korea, South
237 University of EXETER United Kingdom
237 University of MIAMI United States
239 STOCKHOLM University Sweden
239 Université Paris Sorbonne (PARIS IV) France
241 Pontificia Universidad Católica de CHILE... Chile
242 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (I... India
242 LA TROBE University Australia
244 University of VICTORIA Canada
244 VIENNA University of Technology Austria
246 GEORGE WASHINGTON University United States
246 University of TURKU Finland
246 University of UTAH United States
249 University of CAMPINAS (Unicamp) Brazil
250 Universiti Kebangsaan MALAYSIA (UKM) Malaysia
251 MAHIDOL University Thailand
252 YORK University Canada
253 School of Oriental and African Studies, ... United Kingdom
254 Ateneo de MANILA University Philippines
255 Universidad Autónoma de MADRID Spain
256 Universidad Autónoma de BARCELONA Spain
257 Universität INNSBRUCK Austria
258 University of ESSEX United Kingdom
259 University of GOTHENBURG Sweden
260 ARIZONA STATE University United States
261 CHARLES University Czech Republic
262 University of CALIFORNIA, Riverside United States
262 University of HAWAII United States
264 BEN GURION University of the Negev Israel
264 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitä... Germany
266 Université Paris-Sud PARIS XI France
267 HIROSHIMA University Japan
268 LAVAL University Canada
268 University of CINCINNATI United States
270 University of STRATHCLYDE United Kingdom
271 Technische Universität DRESDEN Germany
271 University of LIEGE Belgium
273 FLINDERS University Australia
274 University of DELHI India
275 Universität HAMBURG Germany
276 University of the PHILIPPINES Philippines
277 Universität ULM Germany
278 Universität WÜRZBURG Germany
279 Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VIRGINIA... United States
280 STOCKHOLM School of Economics Sweden
281 National TSING HUA University Taiwan
282 Université Joseph-Fourier, GRENOBLE I France
283 MASSEY University New Zealand
284 Karl-Franzens-Universität GRAZ Austria
285 Technische Universität DARMSTADT Germany
286 University of NEWCASTLE Australia
287 University of INDONESIA Indonesia
288 Université PARIS I Panthéon Sorbonne France
289 IOWA STATE University United States
290 University of MONTPELLIER II - Sciences ... France
291 Politecnico di MILANO Italy
291 University of TASMANIA Australia
293 Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Scie... France
294 École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées E... France
295 University of SOUTHERN DENMARK Denmark
296 BRUNEL University United Kingdom
296 University of PADUA Italy
297 CHIBA University Japan
299 UMEÅ University Sweden
299 FLORIDA STATE University United States
300 JAGIELLONIAN University Poland
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.470 University of Santo Tomas Philippines


Ateneo tops UP in world University Rankings

Ateneo tops UP in world list

DLSU, UST cited
By Kristine L. Alave
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 06:28:00 10/16/2008


MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo de Manila University is not only No. 1 in basketball, but is also the leading tertiary school in the Philippines, based on several criteria like peer and employer review, faculty-student ratio and citations of teaching staff.

But the University of the Philippines (UP), ranked No. 2 in the country this year after being No. 1 in 2007, dismissed the findings of The Times Higher Education-Quacquarelli Symonds (THE-QS) World University Rankings 2008.

UP said it did not take part in this year’s survey.

The THE-QS World University Rankings 2008 showed that the Jesuit-led Ateneo was leading the pack in the Philippines, followed by UP, De La Salle University (DLSU), and University of Santo Tomas (UST).

In the survey released this week, Ateneo ranked 254th, leaping from between 400th and 500th position last year. Ateneo was sandwiched between London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain.

UP, the country’s premier state university, was at 274th place, up from 398th last year. UP was placed between two German universities—the University of Hamburg and Ulm University.

DLSU and UST, both Catholic universities like Ateneo, were ranked 415th and 470th, respectively. In the past year, the two schools were out of the Top 500.

The 2008 results reversed past trends, where the state-run UP led in the rankings and where Philippine universities hovered between the 400 and 500 levels.

Best showing for RP schools

Overall, this year highlighted the best showing of Philippine universities in the rankings yet.

The survey was conceived to rank the world’s top tertiary educational institutions based on how other academies (40 percent) and employers (10 percent) perceive them, the number of citations in accredited publications (20 percent), student and faculty ratio (20 percent), and the number of international teachers (5 percent) and students (5 percent) in the institution.

The survey also measured the schools’ performance in the fields of life sciences, arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and technology.

The THE-QS website only lists the top 100 schools in the field subject rankings. None of the Philippine institutions made it to the top 100 list.

Heartened

Ateneo officials said they were heartened by the school’s strong showing.

Antonette Angeles, Ateneo vice president for academic affairs, said the community “was very happy” about the results. “It is important to us because it shows how people outside see us,” she said.

The findings, Angeles noted, reflected Ateneo’s efforts to internationalize the university and to encourage more research work from its faculty.

Ateneo has consistently enjoyed positive perception from the business community, she said.

By contrast, UP raised doubts on the survey’s validity, saying the university did not take part in this year’s survey. It took part in 2007.

Problematic methodology

In a statement, Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, UP vice president for public affairs, said the state university did not join because the survey organizers refused to disclose where and how they got their data.

“Since it does not specify who are surveyed or what questions are asked, the methodology is problematic,” Hidalgo said.

For this year’s survey, UP was not invited to participate, she said.

Hidalgo said UP president Emerlinda Roman only received an e-mail message from QS Asia Pacific director, Mandy Mok, notifying her that UP had “gone up in the rankings.”

The QS e-mail also informed UP that it could advertise in the 2009 Top University Guide and join the university fair for a fee of $49,000, Hidalgo said.

“UP can hardly be expected to spend more than P2 million on publicity for itself involving a survey conducted by an organization that refuses to divulge where it obtains its data,” Hidalgo said.

Harvard tops list

The survey showed that Harvard University in Massachusetts topped the 2008 list, as it did in the previous years. It was followed by Yale University, also in Massachusetts, and University of Cambridge and University of Oxford—both in Britain.

Two institutions from the Asia-Pacific landed in the Top 20: the Australian National University at 16th place and the University of Tokyo at 19th place.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mabuhay! Germany

Please come and join the festivities of;

Mabuhay Germany
- an exposition showcasing German Quality, Technology and Tradition

Oct 10 & 11, from 11am to 10pm
Bonifacio High Street
Free Admission

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This is an opportunity for you to;

~ discover the latest in German technology
~ experience German culture
~ treat you <> rselves to German delicacies and
delight in musical performance

See you there!


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Issue about CHINA

Adept Kung  "Is there any one word that could guide a person throughout life?"
       
    "How about 'shu' [reciprocity]: never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself?" ------  CONFUCIUS ( The GOLDEN RULE )

"Just as you want others to do for you, do the same for them."
                                                        ---- JESUS CHRIST

They were able to produced the most expensive games ever. They were able to showcased the most spectacular Olympics Opening Ceremony ever produced.They were able to display CHINA as a newest world's super power. But all the glory of CHINA was easily stained and replaced with controversies, and issues about CHEATING.From the Computer Generated Fireworks Display of the opening ceremony,the  Chinese Girl  "Lin Miaoke" who lip-synched Yang Peiyi's voice because Lin Miaoke is more photogenic, to the most controversial issue, the alleged cheating of China's Women's Gymnastics Team (speculations of forging the team members passports, the deletion of team member's information on Chinese websites, and team member's interview posted on the internet in the recent years) . 

And now China is facing another problem: the Milk scandal where milk products from China had been adulterated with melamine, (which I think is another form of cheating).Melamine appeared to have been added to milk in order to cause it to appear to have a higher protein content and to pass quality tests. The effect of this form of cheating affected other countries as well having products containing adulterated milk from China. In China alone, thousands caught ill with the use of this contaminated milk, and four innocent babies were the fatalities caused by kidney stones and other renal failure. Here's the catch, according to the reports, the Milk scandal came to international awareness a month after the Olmypics( with the help of New Zealand-based dairy company Fonterra ), but according to Chinese  State Council investigation revealed that Sanlu began receiving complaints about sick infants as far back as December 2007, but did no tests until June 2008. How come that this milk contaminated reports only surfaced a month after the Olympics? according to Reuters, China has said the city government in Shijiazhuang, home to the Sanlu Group whose contaminated milk powder sparked the scare, sat on a report from the company about the tainting for more than a month, while Beijing hosted the Olympic Games.

The family is the smallest unit of the society but it is the most important building block of the society. I believe that a good COUNTRY comprises of value oriented family.   

You can't just cover  up the stench of a rotten thing  with a perfume. When a basket of fruit is placed with a single rotten fruit, all other fruits in that basket will be affected. The only way to prevent this is to remove that rotten fruit. The only way to make our government clean is to remove officials with corrupt minds that corrupting the society.The best way, go back to the basic; Always follow the GOLDEN RULE!


References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Chinese_milk_scandal
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-us-china-milk.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Olympics





 



Monday, September 29, 2008

Ketiva ve-chatima tovah!!!!!

It's the start of year 5769  for the Jewish! Happy Rosh Hashanah!!!! To the people of Israel: May the LORD GOD bless the Land of Israel forever! I also pray that Yahweh will protect the people of Israel from the works of their enemies. May the favour of GOD almighty be upon the children of Israel forever! Maranatha & Shalom to all!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

PINOY DREAM ACADEMY SEASON 2 VS. PINOY IDOL FINALS

This is to end the all comparisons, admit it guys, Pinoy Dream Academy is better compared to Pinoy Idol. It is like you compare a professional singing competition ( that is PDA) to a cheap amateur singing contest ( Pinoy Idol ).

COMPARISON

TV Ratings: FINALS NIGHT ( Source AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household TV Ratings)

Pinoy Idol Finale
August 16, 2008: 29.9%
August 17, 2008: 28.0% ( Announcement of “first Pinoy Idol”)

Pinoy Dream Academy
September 13, 2008: 31.8% ( Performance Night)
September 14, 2008: 36.1% ( Awarding Night)


POLL SURVEY

Clink on the following links:
STARMOMETER: PDA VS. PINOY IDOL POLL
http://www.starmometer.com/2008/06/30/pinoy-idol-versus-pinoy-dream-academy-2-poll-results/

Other noticeable observations:

It seemed that Pinoy Idol tried to copy the style of American Idol; but they failed. To explained it better and more clearly, please visit this link:



Comparison of Winners

ABS-CBN & Endemol were transparent to show the result of the text votes. GMA & Freemantle Media were not able to show the actual votes of the finalist.

The final’s result of GMA Pinoy Idol was blemished by some controversy. According to comments received from other blogsites and portals with related with the Pinoy Idol finals result, many were disappointed over the victory of Gretchen Espina being the fist Pinoy Idol. (http://pinoyidolblog.com/ , please read “And the Sour Taste of Victory...” from http://www.pinoyidol2008.com/ , please read hundred of comments from PEP portal, http://www.pep.ph/news/18787/FIRST-READ-ON-PEP:-Gretchen-Espina-proclaimed-as-the-first-Pinoy-Idol ). The possible main reason according to the comments was Gretchen Espina’s wealthy family influence over text voting result. Secondly, according to other comments, Jay Ann is far better than Gretchen. Television critic Nestor U. Torre wrote in his Philippine Daily Inquirer that Pinoy Idol finals is underwhelming (http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/entertainment/entertainment/view/20080822-156283/Pinoy-Idol-finals-underwhelming ).

On the other hand, the finals of Pinoy Dream Academy was truly spectacular. Many were commenting that the venue was not filled by the crowd, but the reason for this is that he venue is not strategic compared to Araneta Coliseum that during that time was having the UAAP Semi Finals or in the SMX Convention Center. Many were disappointed over Miguel Mendoza, who placed third in the competition ( like the case of Gretchen Espina, the family influence of Miguel, according to the comments of others, was the reason behind Miguel’s triumph ). On my observation, all the finalist are winners. Cris, Van, and Sen have the face value and I think ABS-CBN will use this opportunity for the three. Miguel, has the capability of writing songs, and this will be his edge to stay in the Industry. Liezel’s voice is so unique and beautiful, her performance in the finals night was really really awesome and can be compared to other international singers like Rihanna, Beyonce and Alicia Keys. I hope that she will be a like Charice Pempengco who is now no doubt an international star.

Criticisms on Pinoy Idol on Wikipedia
Please clink on the link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinoy_Idol
see the criticism section

On GOOGLE TREND




One way to compare which is better is to use Google Trend. By typing Pinoy Idol, Pinoy Dream Academy on the Google Trend Search Engine, the result shows that PDA is incomparable to Pinoy Idol.



please click to enlarge photo

Can’t wait for PINOY FEAR FACTOR.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Statement released by Michael Guglielmucci's father

August 24, 2008

THE father of pastor Michael Guglielmucci, Danny, read this brief statement to a packed congregation to explain his son's actions.

"Today is a very sad day for our family and church family.

For many years our son, Michael has suffered from unexplained illnesses. We have been worried as we have seen him suffer and spend periods of time in hospital.

Two years ago our lives were totally turned around by the sad news of our sons' cancer diagnosis. The love and support shown by our local church and all of our many friends around the world helped us get through a very difficult situation.

During the last two years we have experienced the favor of God, his love and grace, and also the constant pain of the possibility of losing a son.

On Tuesday 12th of August we received a call to come and meet with Mike and Amanda but weren't ready for what we were about to hear. Mike began to share how he has lived a lie for the last 16 years of his life because of addictive behavior he couldn't break free from.

He loved God and would throw himself into prayer, worship, and serving God with full energy and enthusiasm but still couldn't break free.

In September in 2006, Mike had an accident and went to hospital. It was at this time, because of his torment of living a double life, Mike thought he could escape the pain by creating a diversion from his addiction to adult pornography, so he created the cancer scenario.

The pain of this addiction was so deep that he started something he couldn't stop and proceeded on a downward spiral that led to him experiencing pain and suffering that resulted in constant vomiting and many other symptoms of a genuine sufferer.

Sharonne and I witnessed these episodes and pained and wept over his suffering. Michael wrote the song Healer because he wanted God to set him free from his addiction but hid it behind the lie of a fabricated illness.

Once he had started down this track he felt he couldn't stop so he continued to act out this sickness, feeling he had gone too deep into the lie.

I can't begin to tell you how much this is hurting us on the inside. A few weeks ago Mike had a dream of Jesus on the cross looking down on him saying, 'the truth will set you free' and so he decided to confess and bring everything out into the open.

I immediately contacted our National Executive and submitted to their advice and council. Church, our family needs your prayers at this time. We are so, so sorry to bring you into this.

I have lead you with openness and integrity and declare that we have not lived a lie before you. We fully understand the questions, shock, disbelief and even anger you may feel over this announcement. Please pray for us and we will pray for you.

Michael is struggling with a different kind of illness and is receiving professional help and will do so as long as is needed. On the council and advice of our executive and board, after our up and coming Edge conference, we will take time to be with Mike and get him all the professional and spiritual help he needs to come to full recovery.

We have an amazing team. Thank you, executive, board, staff and church, for your love and support. We will do what is right before God and man and see this situation turned around for the glory of God. We love you. "

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,24233308-5006301,00.html?from=public_rss

Monday, September 1, 2008

Michael Guglielmucci: An eye opener to us all

          The confession of Michael Guglielmucci last August 21,2008 was like a tsunami that affected not only Hillsong Church nor  Australia but also the whole Christian world. It affected me somehow when I heard about news, because I always play the song “Healer” which was composed by him on my cd player. So many questions surfaced on my mind: Why? How can he do this to us? What are his intentions to do such things like that and so on. It’s really sad to know Christian leaders being the front liners sometimes fall at Satan’s baits.

But after reading the reports and interviews of Michael Guglielmucci over the Internet, I have forgiven him. Let us also think that there are many Christians and non Christians who are encountering this kind of problem; you never know if your close friends and relatives may be suffering from this problem. Mike's confession has become an eye opener to all; and God is letting this happen for the purification of His people and as one of the preparation of His coming.
          
         Jesus said this: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her” (referring to Mary Magdalene). The bible also says in Romans 2:1 “Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.” We are all human, therefore we’re not perfect and as a Christians we need the help of each other to grow with Christ. Being humans, our instinct is to hide and cover our sins; classic examples are Adam and David. Sin is like a wound on your skin; our skin needs to be sanitized in order to become wound free. If you will not pay attention to your wound, it can become infected and could create serious problem. You cannot cover your wound with a dirty gauze to heal it, or else it will worsen. Will is the first step to heal the wound on your skin. Sin, like the wound on the skin, needs to be exposed in order to be cleaned and healed by the blood of Jesus. Sanitizing us from our sin can be uncomfortable and hurtful but it’s the only way to make us spotless. Hallelujah!



Friday, August 22, 2008

Beijing Olympics Men's 10m Platform Preliminary: Philippines FABRIGA Rexel Ryan

Philippines in Men's 10m Platform Preliminary
FABRIGA Rexel Ryan

Dive 1
54.00

Dive 2
56.00

Dive 3
50.75

Dive 4
62.70

Dive 5
64.00

Dive 6
71.40

TOTAL SCORE: 358.85
RANK: 28th out of 30 

GOOD JOB TEAM PHILIPPINES!!!!
 

Thursday, August 21, 2008

FILIPINA JIN Marie Antoinette Rivero lost to Croatia's Sandra Saric

Finally! The burden of Marie Antoinette Rivero,Philippines' last hope in the Beijing  Olympics has finally come to an end; Croatia's SARIC Sandra wins over our FIlipina Jin at the Taekwondo Women -67kg Preliminary at a score of 4-1.I would suggest to the Philippine Sports Commission to create a petition to the IOC to include "patintero" in the next London Olympics in 2012 ( sigurado may gold tayo nyan, hehehe) or let MANNY PACQUIAO paticipate in  the olympics hehehe.   

NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF NATURE





Friday, August 8, 2008

Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony : a review



Though the opening ceremony of the 29th Olympiad was impressive and amazaing, I can't help but compare it from the previous opening ceremonies of Sydney and Athens olympics.

Overall, the whole show did'nt reach my expectation.I thought that it will beat Athens Opening Ceremony last 2004, but I was wrong. It was like watching an old Chinese Martial Art movie (remember Once upon a time in China?).The Tai Chi exhibition was quite boring. The special effects used in the show wasn't good enough to tumble the special effects used in Athens opening ceremony. The lighting of the Olympic cauldron was better compare to the last Olympic ( the lighting of Athen' s olympic cauldron can be compared to a man lighting a titanic cigarette).
What I really like about Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony were the pyrotechnics displays and the Bird's Nest itself.


Best Olympic Opening Ceremony

1st Athens Olympics 2004

2nd Sydney Olympics 2000

3rd Beijing Olympics 2008

4th Barcelona Olympcics 1998
5th Atlanta Olympics 1996

Best Olympic Stadium
1st Beijing Olympic Stadium
2nd Athens Olympic Stadium
3rd Sydney Olympic Stadium

Best Lighting of Olympic Flame ( Olympic Cauldron)

1st Sydney Olympics (futuristic)

2nd Barcelona Olympics (classic)

3rd Beijing Olympics
4th Athens Olympics

5th Atlanta Olympics



Bjorks Ocenia at athens Olympics


Trivia from Wikipedia!
Beginning at the post-World War I 1920 Summer Olympics, the lighting of the Olympic Flame was for 68 years followed by the release of doves, symbolizing peace.This gesture was discontinued after several doves were burned alive in the Olympic Flame during the opening ceremony of the 1988 Summer Olympics.However, some Opening Ceremonies have continued to include doves in other forms; for example, the 2002 Winter Olympics featured skaters holding kite-like cloth dove puppets. The 2008 Summer Olympics also included a physical formation of a dove using many people in lighted suits.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

David Cook is coming to Manila this January 2009

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 22:48:00 07/29/2008

MANILA, Philippines—A surprise announcement from David Cook himself had his web fan site buzzing with excitement, especially from its Filipino subscribers: “American Idol”’s Season 7 champ is coming to Manila for a concert.

Comments from the website ranged from incredulity to amazement to simple joy, in a thread whose common question was the need to present proof.

Inquirer pursued a tip that the evidence was earlier posted on YouTube, and indeed, there it was (type in: CHUMFM interview with David Cook). The audio clip, 4 minutes and 15 seconds long, has Cook being interviewed by DJ Richie on a Canadian radio station. The conversation starts with Cook’s scheduled visit to Toronto as part of the “Idol” tour.

Cook proceeded to discuss his coming major-label debut CD, set for a November release and with Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) as producer.

And then the announcement: “We just booked my first show, post-‘Idol,’ Jan. 27 in the Philippines … a one-off show and then we start the tour in the States …”

Pocholo Concepcion

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Perseid Meteor Shower

Mark your calendar: The 2008 Perseid meteor shower peaks on August 12th and it should be a good show.

"The time to look is during the dark hours before dawn on Tuesday, August 12th," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center. "There should be plenty of meteors--perhaps one or two every minute."
The source of the shower is Comet Swift-Tuttle. Although the comet is far away, currently located beyond the orbit of Uranus, a trail of debris from the comet stretches all the way back to Earth.

Crossing the trail in August, Earth will be pelted by specks of comet dust hitting the atmosphere at 132,000 mph. At that speed, even a flimsy speck of dust makes a vivid streak of light when it disintegrates--a meteor! Because, Swift-Tuttle's meteors streak out of the constellation Perseus, they are called "Perseids."

Serious meteor hunters will begin their watch early, on Monday evening, August 11th, around 9 pm when Perseus first rises in the northeast. This is the time to look for Perseid Earthgrazers--meteors that approach from the horizon and skim the atmosphere overhead like a stone skipping across the surface of a pond.

"Earthgrazers are long, slow and colorful; they are among the most beautiful of meteors," says Cooke. He cautions that an hour of watching may net only a few of these at most, but seeing even one can make the whole night worthwhile.

A warm summer night. Bright meteors skipping overhead. And the peak is yet to come. What could be better?

The answer lies halfway up the southern sky: Jupiter and the gibbous Moon converge on August 11th and 12th for a close encounter in the constellation Sagittarius: sky map. It's a grand sight visible even from light-polluted cities.

For a while the beautiful Moon will interfere with the Perseids, lunar glare wiping out all but the brightest meteors. Yin-yang. The situation reverses itself at 2 am on Tuesday morning, August 12th, when the Moon sets and leaves behind a dark sky for the Perseids. The shower will surge into the darkness, peppering the sky with dozens and perhaps hundreds of meteors until dawn.

For maximum effect, "get away from city lights," Cooke advises. The brightest Perseids can be seen from cities, he allows, but the greater flurry of faint, delicate meteors is visible only from the countryside.

--- Dr. Tony Phillips, NASA

Monday, July 21, 2008

tagged by Anne Marie

Here’s the rule: Answer the questions with song titles (your fave songs or songs that you like to play most of the times). Let the song titles explain your answer.

The questions and my answers:

1.) How am I feeling today?
- Indescribable by Chris Tomlin 

2.) Where/when will I get married?
-the right time by The Corrs

3.) What is my best friend’s theme song?
- we dont care by Kanye West

4.) What is/was highschool like?
- Nothing compares by Sinnead O' Connor 

5.) What is the best thing about me?
- Everything by Michael Buble/ Lifehouse

6.) How is today going to be?
- Beautiful Day by U2

7.) What song describes my parents?
-  Saving grace by Hillsong

8.) What song will they play at my funeral?
- HOME by Marty Sampson or This is home by Switchfoot

9.) How does the world see me?
-Wrong impression by Natalie imbruglia

10.) What do my close friends really think of me?
- Irreplaceable by Beyonce Knowles 

11) Do people secretly lust after me?
-Posible by rivermaya

12.) How can I make myself happy?
- Take it all by Hillsong United

13.) What should I do with my life?
- I will follow Him, song from the movie Sister Act

14.) What is some good advice?
- Mangarap ka by AfterImage

15.) What do I think my current theme song is?
- Realize by John Nathaniel

16.) What type of men/women do you like?
- natural woman by aretha franklin, beautiful girl by jose mari chan

17.) Will you get married?
- I believe, by Fantasia Barrino

18.) What should I do with my love life?
-Realize by John Nathaniels/Colby Caillat

19.) Where will you live?
- Home by Chris Daughtry; Home by Marty Sampson;Across the Universe by The Beatles

20.) What will your dying words be?
- No air by Chris Brown feat jordin Sparks, Hallelujah! by Bamboo

21.) Song that describes you?
- There is nothing like by Hillsong United




Monday, July 7, 2008

Earthquake Swarms

I was in an internet cafe last sunday night browsing the net when I felt something that made me slightly dizzy..... an earthquake? Was that an earthquake? I told to myself. It was! As confirmed by the other net users from the other table of the cafe. Did you feel that?, I asked the cafe owner, unluckily for him, he did'nt notice the mild quake. Even the chatmates of the net users also felt the tremor. Wheeeew, forgive me for my words but that mild tremor experience was awesome...crazy me hehehe. About 30 minutes later another shake of the same intensity happened again. An after shock, i have thought.I hurriedly checked the website where I could easily see the earthquake location and intensity had occured. http://earthquake.usgs.gov   and  bingo.... two earhtquakes in a row.
 And Just this morning, around 9:41 am, another quake with an almost the same magnitude of intensity 5.0 hit Luzon. I found out on Philippine Daily Inquirer  that the quakes that we were experiencing for the past three days were part of an eartquake swarm

'' The quake was part of an “earthquake swarm” or series of tremors that started last Thursday, caused by the movement of the East Luzon Trough off the northeastern seaboard '' --- Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum.

According to the Director, earthquake swarms were common and could last for over a month. Last March of this year the Southern part of the Philippines was hit by an earthquake swarm where Phivolcs has recorded 48 earthquakes. Two movements were considered strong and recorded at intensity 5 in Richter scale, one was monitored at intensity 4. Goodness!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

This New life on YOU TUBE!

Great news brothers and sisters in Christ!!! Aside from the regular TV program "This New Life" on IBC Channel 13 (philippines) Sundays 6:30am to 7:30 am, you could watch TNL on youtube! Visit our channel, subscribe now to http://www.youtube.com/nwlifemedia. Happy viewing!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A carrot, An egg, and the coffee beans

A CARROT, AN EGG, AND COFFEE BEANS ...

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, ' Tell me what you see.'

'Carrots, eggs, and coffee,' she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, 'What does it mean, mother?'

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

'Which are you?' she asked her daughter. 'When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and every one around you is crying.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tagged by ylnoseye

THE RULES

1. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
2. Bloggers tagged need to write on their blog about their ten things and post the rules.
3. At the end of your blog you need to choose ten people you're going to tag and list their names.
4. Do not forget to comment on their site that they are tagged.


10 Random Things About LAUDEMER:

1. Vegetables hate me.....and so do I hehehe. Bilang sa daliri ko sa kamay yung times na nakakain ako ng gulay (forced pa yun....hahaha). Kahit minced carrots sa yang chow, na-fifilter ko, hehehe. I do not eat vegetables and i don't know why hehe....except sa kalabasa, capsulated veggies and french fries!!!! (glorified potatoes, hahaha)  

2. Im a chocolate addict.....choc nut, nips, m&m, hershey's, cadbury's , tobleron,dark, white...sweetened or not, i do even eat tableas raw ( native chocolates from Bohol)

3. Im a colour blind person (the result of no. 1 hahaha) . Its kinda hard for me to distinguish the colours red and green, green and brown, brown and red, violet and blue, violet and pink, pink and white. *** ( subject to change)

4. A volunteer TV camera man/director in our Church since 1998 (man, 10 years na pala). Watch This New Life on IBC 13 Sundays 6:30AM to 7:30 AM (plugging hehehe)

5.My name comes from the Latin portuguese word laudemer which means "praise". Laude from the latin word LAUDE which means honour......kapanipaniwala ba? hahaha

6.Im a GUINNESS World record holder.....eh, just a part of the world's largest human rainbow, im one of 35 kilo pixel, i mean 35000 people who formed that rainbow.

7. I've done 2 spying jobs from my previous work....and the experience was exciting! ( I was almost caught in my last 007 work...woooo). Given the chance to work as a spy again, im very willing to do the job again.

8.I was one of the few VERY LUCKY persons here in the Philippines who witnessed the Leonid meteor shower of 2001. I just counted 250 meteors lang naman (falling stars) for about an hour. That event happens only every 33 years.Did i mention that I saw the moon turned blooddy red last 2004?

9.I love pizzas!!!!! ( wala nang maisip, hahaha)

10. I believe that our good works here on earth won't save us from eternal hell. Our relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. Just accept Jesus as your Saviour,believe that He died for your sins and He has ressurected to redeem us from sins;  have a good relationship with Him; follow his directions....that's it, Welcome to HEAVEN!!!

If you’re reading this… YOU’RE TAGGED








Monday, June 9, 2008

Chronicales of Narnia: Prince Caspian OST The Call by Regina Spektor

It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word

And then that word grew louder and louder
'Til it was a battle cry

I'll come back
When you call me
No need to say goodbye

Just because everything's changing
Doesn't mean it's never
Been this way before

All you can do is try to know
Who your friends are
As you head off to the war

Pick a star on the dark horizon
And follow the light

You'll come back
When it's over
No need to say good bye

You'll come back
When it's over
No need to say good bye

Now we're back to the beginning
It's just a feeling and now one knows yet
But just because they can't feel it too
Doesn't mean that you have to forget

Let your memories grow stronger and stronger
'Til they're before your eyes

You'll come back
When they call you
No need to say good bye

You'll come back
When they call you
No need to say good bye

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Desert Song by Brooke Fraser

This is my prayer in the desert
When all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is the God who provides

This my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flame

I will bring praise, I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice, I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

This is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on its way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I'll stand

I will bring praise, I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice, I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

This is my prayer in the harvest
When favour and providence flow
I know I'm filled to be emptied again
The seed I've received I will sow.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS 2008 : AND THE WINNER IS....



It seems that ITALY is fortunato for this year's WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS. It's their debut in the second most prestigious fireworks display competition in the World and tadahhhh... they grabbed the winner's cup; the best among others. I've been a fan WPO ever since and I've never missed watching it since the annual Pyro competition started last 2006. I watched the Canada's and France's WPO entries last May 12 and last May 31, host country, the Philippines' exhibition at the rooftop of Mall of Asia with Hillsong United Street team and a friend of mine. As usual, the finale of the Philippines was the scattering of hundreds or a thousand perhaps of red flares into the night sky of Manila bay. Such an awesome and incredible moment! The dark sky turned into a burning red ....the sky was literally blazing! Hundreds of floating fires in the sky that lasted for about a minute....it was really amazing. Unfortunately, I was'nt able to see the exhibition of team ITALY last May 19, but luckily still, thanks to people who uploaded their videos on youtube. This video below is from nn93. One word for team ITALY : EXCELLENTE!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

HILLSONG UNITED MEET AND GREET

* Entrance of all meet and greet pass holders is at the SOUTH GATE of Araneta, 5:00PM
* Bring the meet and greet pass and valid identification
* Wear the meet and greet pass at all times.
* Cameras are allowed at the meet and greet, but it will not be allowed during the worship.

See you guys tomorrow :D

Thursday, May 22, 2008

HILLSONG UNITED LIVE IN MANILA 2008 : IMPORTANT NOTES



ALL GATES OF ARANETA COLISEUM WILL BE OPENED ON AT 6:00 PM.

PROFFESIONAL CAMERAS & VIDEO CAMERAS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE VENUE,. VENUE ADMISSION RULES APPLY; PLEASE SEE NOTE # 3 AT THE BACK OF YOUR TICKETS

PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT WE ARE ALL GOING TO A WORSHIP EVENT, THEREFORE AVOID TAKING PICTURES AND VIDEOS ( WITH YOUR CAMERA PHONES )DURING WORSHIP! LET'S RESPECT THE PRESENCE OF GOD DURING THE WORSHIP PROPER.

MEET AND GREET PASS HOLDERS SHOULD BE AT THE VENUE BEFORE 5:00PM FOR THE MEET AND GREET SESSION; PLEASE WEAR YOUR M&G PASS STICKERS AT ALL TIMES.

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hillsong United Live In Manila 2008:TICKETS INFO

Dear all,

If you're planning to attend the Hillsong United Concert in Manila and sing, jump, and dance together with other 10,000+++ worshippers ( just a conservative estimation...not exaggerated), please read this:



Available tickets with me are:

UPPER BOX B (Php 465/ticket);

GENERAL ADMISSION ( Php 291);


Contact number: 09178656359 LAUDEMER

Please visit unitedmanila08.multiply for additional information.

Upper A ( Section 311 and 312, located at the back of the stage ) are still available at the ticketnet offices and you may contact other Hillsong United Street team representatives.Please visit unitedmanila08 for the seat area of the venue.

Some Clarifications:
Araneta had misunderstood some instruction from the organizer of the concert; Araneta put 200 pcs GEN AD and UPPER B tickets with 50% DISCOUNT indicated on it.Please note that these tickets are FULL PRICE tickets ( please read HILLSONG UNITED IN MANILA 08 FAQs at unitedmanila08.multiply.com ). Re-printing of tickets will cost additional charges; that is why ARANETA will allow us to sell the gen ad and upper b tickets with wrongly imprinted 50% discount.


Please read all the details before you contact us, I cannot attend all your inquiries(im receiving messages every 30 sec during peak hours, believe me its really very stressful). And please, avoid inquiring during working hours, try to contact us before 8am , lunch break, and after work; Try to put all your questions in one text message ( Its kinda costly texting you several times). Also, remind me how many tickets you are going to buy, the place and time we are goin to meet by texting me two hours before our meeting schedule. Do not be harsh on me please, Im receiving some text messages with FOUL WORDS, from some people with attitude problems ( don't worry you are already forgiven), Please read all the details first on this post before you contact me.

I'll be at the following places:
on FRIDAY MAY 23,2008


MAKATI AREA: Mc donalds Chino Roces ( Pasong Tamo) cor Buendia ( near International Export Bank Tower and Burgundy tower; during office lunch break 12 noon to 12:45 pm;
ALABANG : Festival supermall Food junction near Dunkin donuts and Coolman ( from 7:30pm to 8:30pm)
SAN PEDRO : Jollibee Pacita ( 9pm to 10 pm)


GOD BLESS YOU ALL

In Christ,

LAUDEMER

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

ITS DAVID VS DAVID

As expected, David Archuleta and David Cook will compete for the finale of American Idol. My fearless forecast: one thing is for sure, the winner will be DAVID! hehehe.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

American Idol: Who will be the next?

The seventh season of American Idol is about to end; just two episodes left and the new Idol will be pronounced. Nobody expected that Syesha Mercado will compete up to the final 3; indeed the black American is the black horse for this year’s competition. From the very beginning, I always say that it will be a david vs. david finale, but after I’ve watched the top 3 episode, I am now in doubt who will be in AI’s finale; will it be still David vs David, David A vs. Syesha or David C. vs. Syesha? If we analyze the episode, all of them showed and proved to the world that they deserved to be in the finale or to be the next idol. But of course, the decision is up to the American voters. Through the whole episodes of this season, only Cook was not in the bottom 3; Archuleta, several times; Mercado, always. But, remember, Syesha was able to defeat this season’s favourites like Michael Johns, Carly Smithson, and Jason Castro. We don’t know now how really big is the voting capability of Syesha’s fans; If we analyze again, Syesha is the only woman left in the competition and she is the only black left in the competition. Definitely a dark horse! David Archuleta is a magnate for teenagers and American-Hispanics, Archuleta’s cards that I could see that will give him the title. David Cook; no need to become the Idol, it is just a plus if he will win the competition. His rendition of “You will always be a baby” is a now hit. He’s famous already; He will be like Chris Daughtry if he will become a runner up. He will ( I think) outshine this year’s winner….I bet. The question is, will this year’s winner have a staying power for the next three or four years like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, or will he/she become another flop idol like Reuben Studdard and Taylor Hicks? We’ll find out very soon!

Oprah May 12 episode featured Charice Pempengco

Just saw Oprah May 12 episode on youtube recently, where our very own youtube sensation Charice Pempengco was featured on the show along with other talented kids. She rendered the song "I have nothing" by Whitney Houston. As expected, she amazed the audience and Oprah. A short standing ovation was given unto her while singing the song popularized by whitney houston.Filipinos are very proud of you Charice.Way to go kid
!!!!

Check out the video:

Thursday, May 1, 2008

HILLSONG UNITED MANILA 2008: TICKET UPDATES



REMAINING TICKETS FOR HILLSONG UNITED IN MANILA 08


PATRON, LOWER BOX AND UPPER BOX A:

SOLD OUT!!!!

STILL AVAILABLE:


UPPER B: PHP 465.00


AND GEN. ADMISSION : PHP 291.00




HURRY!!!! BUY YOUR TICKETS, BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!

FOR MAKATI, ALABANG, SAN PEDRO & SANTA ROSA LAGUNA BUYERS:

PLEASE EMAIL ME AT oedie1_kenobi@yahoo.com
or text me at 0917 865 6359

Thursday, April 24, 2008

FHM 2008 World's Sexiest Women!

FHM revealed the complete list of FHM world's sexiest women for 2008. ( Oh, just to make it clear, I got this list from a on time magazine.com article, i copied the list from FHM.com, but im not a reader of FHM, bible lang binabasa ko po, nakkkssss). I did put some comments on the list check nyo na lang , hehehe:

100. Holly Willoughby

99. Marion Cotillard

98. Victoria Beckham ( huh??? akalain mo nga naman)

97. Roxanne Mckee

96. Nicola Roberts

95. Dannii Minogue ( kapatid ba ito ni kylie)

94. Billie Piper

93. Kylie Minogue ( yeah, not bad,she's still sexy at the age of 40 plus)

92. April Scott

91. Kirstie Allsopp

90. Amber Heard

89. Kristen Bell

88. Odette Yustman ( akala ko si odet khan, hahaha)

87. Hannah Spearritt

86. Ellen Page

85. Gloria De Piero

84. Katie Holmes ( hmmmm, ok)

83. Katherine Jenkins

82. Michelle Ryan

81. Anna Kournikova (parang low profile siya ngayun)

80. Agyness Deyn

79. Mary Elizabeth Winstead

78. Gwen Stefani ( hollaback girl!!!)

77. Denise Richards ( yeah, she is still sexy)

76. Chelsea Davy

75. Petra Nemcova

74. Stacy Keibler

73. Tricia Helfer

72. Eva Green

71. Fearne Cotton

70. Sienna Miller

69. Mandy Moore ( uy, may career pa pala si Mandy after walk to remember!)

68. Nadine Velazquez

67. Milla Jovovich

66. Kimberly Walsh

65. Emily Scott

64. Ali Larter

63. Alexa Chung

62. Holly Valance

61. Vanessa Hudgens ( yeah, because of the naked photo scandal of her)

60. Cameron Diaz ( lola na to ha)

59. CharlotteMckenna

58. MarisaMiller

57. Jennifer Garner ( sexy spy girl)

56. Mischa Barton

55. Abbey Clancy

54. Evangeline Lilly

53. Shakira ( no fighting!)

52. Carmen Electra ( lola na rin to)

51. Emma Griffiths

50. Rachel McAdams

49. Nicole Scherzinger

48. Kristin Kreuk ( sexy eyes )

47. Monica Bellucci ( di ba siya si mary magdalene sa passion of the Christ)

46. Halle Berry

45. Katherine Heigl

44. Alesha Dixon

43. Nadine Coyle

42. Bar Refaeli

41. Lindsay Lohan ( the sexiest alcoholic)

40. Heidi Klum ( Klumsy, hehehe)

39. Natalie Portman ( she's not sexy for me na eh)

38. Olga Kurylenko

37. Avril Lavigne ( sexy emo rocker?)

36. Sarah Harding

35. Eva Mendes

34. Kelly Brook

33. Emma Watson

32. Sarah Michelle Gellar ( The sexy vampire slayer)

31. Britney Spears ( please, leave britney alone!!!!!, lol)

30. Maria Sharapova ( yeah, sexy russian)

29. Rachel Stevens

28. Charlize Theron

27. Jennifer Aniston ( sexy eyes too)

26. Jessica Simpson

25. Salma Hayek

24. Sophia Bush

23. Ana Ivanovic

22. Gisele Bundchen

21. Adriana Lima

20. Christina Aguilera

19. Jennifer Love Hewitt

18. Gemma Atkinson

17. Beyonce Knowles ( crazy in love!!!)

16. Rachel Bilson

15. Alessandra Ambrosio

14. Eva Longoria

13. Jessica Biel

12. Kate Beckinsale

11. Rihanna ( ella, ella eh eh eh)

10. Keira Knightley ( sexy pirate from carribean)

9. Angelina Jolie ( sexy mama!!!!)

8. Hillary Duff ( ehhhh????)

7.Cheryl Cole

6. Scarlett Johansson

5. Hayden Panettiere

4. Elisha Cuthbert

3. Keeley Hazell

2. Jessica Alba ( sana ka tie mo si Megan)

1. Megan Fox ( well deserved!!!)













Saturday, April 19, 2008

Hillsong United in Manila 08: Ticket updates

Here's an update on the recent number of tickets remaining*** for all seats for the Hillsong United in Manila '08.
*** subject to change
As of April 17, 2008
Patron (P1162) -
TICKET NET: 89 pcs;
STREET TEAM: 80 pcs
Lowerbox (P930) -
TICKET NET: 10 pcs
STREET TEAM: 42 pcs
Upper A (P698) -
TICKET NET: 308 pcs
STREET TEAM: 100 pcs
Upper B (P465) -
TICKET NET: 2247 pcs
STREET TEAM: 30 pcs
GenAd (P291) -
TICKET NET: 2302 pcs
STREET TEAM: 30 pcs
Hurry!!!! Get your tickets now! Contact the representative nearest your area (please check unitedmanila08.multiply.com for more details) or call Ticketnet!
See ya !

Thursday, March 27, 2008

HILLSONG UNITED LIVE IN MANILA 2008 POSTER

http://unitedmanila08.multiply.com/
Hillsong United Live in Manila
May 26, 2008Araneta ColiseumTICKET PRICES:
Patron - P1162 reserved seatingLowerbox - P930 reserved seating
Upper A - P698 reserved seating
Upper B - P465 free seating
Gen Ad - P291 free seating
Contact: Laudemer
0917 8656359
oedie1_kenobi@yahoo.com

Monday, March 24, 2008

HILLSONG UNITED LIVE IN MANILA 08 :ARANETA COLISEUM SEAT PLAN


click picture to enlarge
Available patron tickets from Hillsong United Live in Manila 08 Street team

Sections 101, 103, 107, 112

Seat rows for 101 and 103

101 Row A ( arrangement left to right if you are facing the audience from the stage)
101 Row B 1-21
101 Row C 1-21

103 Row A, 1-21 ( arrangement left to right if you are facing the audience from the stage)
up to row Z

107 and 112 are arranged clockwise. Rows A to I each row having 14 seats except Row which has only 12.

Patron Seats left at ticket net are 104,115,113,114,105,106. Best patron seats are available from the street team members.

GOD BLESS!


Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Kite Runner


THE KITE RUNNER is one of the best books I have ever read. It's a must read to those book worms out there. Im glad that Tito Luigi was able to recommend it to me. The book was published last 2003, and according to Wikipedia, it is the first novel published in English by an author from Afghanistan.This New York Times no. 1 best seller book was written by Khaled Hosseini; his debut novel is quite impressive, very graphic, exceptional, stunning, very powerful and moving ,it even made me cry while reading it, seriously.
The Kite Runner looks at how the main character, Amir, deals with a secret in his past and how that secret shaped who he became. It tells of Amir's childhood friendship with Hassan, his relationship with his father and growing up in a privileged place in society. In general, the book tells about friendship, loyalty, cruelty, longing for acceptance, redemption and survival.


I hope I could find and have a friend like Hassan who would say to me: "For you a thousand times over!" The most important line from the book would be: there is always a way to be good again.
Lesson's I've learned:
1. Love your parents;
2. Secrets, will always be revealed on the right time;
3. Find a good loyal friend who will always stay with you through all seasons;

AWARENESS TEST

I've got a correct answer here but I was'nt aware that there was a bear doing the moon walking on the video.
Check it out:


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

HILLSONG LIVE IN MANILA 2008: TICKET PRICES



Hillsong United Live in Manila

May 26, 2008Araneta Coliseum
TICKET PRICES:

Patron - P1162 reserved seating
Lowerbox - P930 reserved seating

Upper A - P698 reserved seating

Upper B - P465 free seating

Gen Ad - P291 free seating


Contact: Laudemer
0917 8656359










Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hillsong United live in Manila 08 FAQs

link: http://unitedmanila08.multiply.com/
Hillsong United in Manila 2008 FAQ
Mar 17, '08 11:46 AMfor everyone
Where can I get tickets?Tickets are available through two ways:
1) Through the Winner's Circle Ministries reps listed on the front page, and
2) through Ticketnet. There is also a weekly meet-up at Gateway Mall starting March 27, 730pm, exact location TBA.
How can I be sure I can trust these representatives?
These reps are also some of the street team members during the Switchfoot in Manila concert, as well as other past concerts/worships (Reuben Morgan in Manila in 2005, Steven Curtis Chapman in 2006). Please do note that only the people listed in this site are the ONLY authorized sellers by the organizers. If their name is not in the list, please do not entertain, just so you're safe from any fraud.

When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets go on sale starting Easter Monday, March 24, 2008.
How much are the tickets?1000++, 800++, 600++, 400++, 250++ (Seating arrangement TBA)

Who will be coming on the tour?
As of now we are still not sure who will be coming on tour. But then again, they're a worship band, and their goal here is to worship, so that shouldn't really matter, right?

Are there group discounts?
Unfortunately, there are no group discounts. However, we could arrange for your group to be seated in one place. Please contact any of the Winner's Circle Ministries reps for this.

Are backstage/meet & greet passes available?
There are no confirmed plans yet, but if you are a worship team (5 members up), we might be able to make arrangements. Please contact any of the Winner's Circle reps for the special promos on the event. :)

Who is the organizer of the worship event?T
his event is brought to us in cooperation with Winner's Circle Ministries.

HILLSONG LIVE IN MANILA 08 UPDATES

Hillsong United Live in Manila 2008!!!!





May 26, 2008 Araneta Coliseum
TICKET PRICES: 1000++, 800++, 600++, 400++, 250++

For tickets, special promos and requests, you may contact the following Winner's Circle Ministries representatives:



Ptr. Ogie Cayabyab - 09277551657

Maan Cayabyab - 09225742343 / 3817375

AREAS: Trinoma, Bluewave, Marikina, Antipolo, Bataan, Olongapo, San Fernando/Angeles, Pampanga



Happy - 092286CHAPS / 09163735012 / happy.a @gmail.com

AREAS: Pasig, Ortigas, Taft, Quezon City



Laudemer - 09178656359 / oedie1_kenobi @yahoo.com

AREAS: Manila, Laguna, Alabang, Makati



Cathie - 09178662991 / 09227966211

AREAS: Caloocan, Malabon, Trinoma, Ortigas (Shangrila/Megamall), Valenzuela, Monumento



Osh - 0917-8192886 / 0923-3570547 / oshosh.multiply.com

AREAS: San Juan, Ortigas, New Manila QC, Cubao



Grace - 0923-4786001 / gorjuschick @gmail.com / YM: cessa20

AREAS: Manila (UST area), Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Megamall, Shangri-La, Gateway, Bulacan



Tina - 09209286316 / tinamats @gmail.com / tinamats.multiply.com / YM: writer_dawn AREAS: Eastwood, Cainta/Marikina (Sta Lucia & Metro East areas). Galleria/Megamall



Erik - 09209098797 / 09228093437

AREAS: Manila, Ortigas, QC



Tuesday - 09173061236 / tuebacca @gmail.com / tuebacca.multiply.com / YM: tuebacca_hu AREAS: Alabang, Makati (Greenbelt 3/RCBC Plaza)



Gharri - 09225839619 / ylnoseye @gmail.com / YM: ylno_seye

AREAS: Angeles / San Fernando Pampanga & Dasmarinas / Gen. Trias Cavite



Marie - 0920.9453779 / espadrillesmanila.multiply.com

AREAS: Commonwealth QC, Fairview



(++, ticket prices subject to taxes)



Please visit official hillsong united live in manila 08 multiply site:



http://unitedmanila08.multiply.com/