Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sueno Espadrilles Manila presents: The espadrilles of 21st century

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JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!
FABRICS PRINTED IN FRANCE .
SOLE AND STITCHING IN THE BASQUE REGION ( SPAIN AND FRANCE )
GET READY TO BE BLOWN AWAY.
 The espadrilles of 21st century







 Interested buyers may contact me oedie at 09178656359






Friday, December 4, 2009

2010

After a long period of blog vacation....finally, a new post.. Sorry peeps, honestly im lacking time of writing my thoughts on this blog in the past months; , Its 4:36AM on my PC's clock...yes....and don't get shocked, im writing this post in my office.... cyberslacking at the highest level...haha. My body is tired after attending a Christmas party at siemens and yet my mind is still awake.

Few days left before the year 2009 bids farewell to us! And nope, this is not my year ender.... hope i could write it before new year's day. 2010.... twenty ten... two-o-one-one.... times flies really fast. A new decade is about to uncover. What's in store for me for the next decade.....

**** ONE THING IS FOR SURE, I HAVE A FAITHFUL GOD! MY DESTINY IS IN HIS HANDS!

2010.
 2010.



 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Planetshakers Live in Manila 2009


Saved - A Christmas Worship Concert Tour Featuring The Planetshakers on Dec. 5 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Seat Location Price
Patron VIP (Reserved Seating) 500
Patron (Reserved Seating) 500
Lower Box (Reserved Seating) 300
Upper Box A 300
Upper Box B 100
Gen. Admission 100

For tickets,

call or text  (authourized ticket seller) 

Laudemer
 at +639178656359 (AREA: Alabang, San Pedro, Sta Rosa, Makati)



House of Praise outlets

call Ticket net 911-5555

volunteers are also needed. if you have a passion to serve God, email us at events@beccamusic.com with your name, age, contact information (tel, mobile and email) and church affiliation

planetshakers christmas worship concert in manila facebook event page:


http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=174583516374&ref=ts



Monday, September 28, 2009

Typhoon ketsana aftermath





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Sunday, September 27, 2009

PLEASE DONATE TO THE VICTIMS OF TYPHOON KETSAMA (ONDOY) !

now that i have seen, i am responsible
faith without deeds is dead
---- brooke fraser, ALBERTINE
I never thought that the devastation brought by the Typhoon Ketsama (ONDOY) in Mega Manila last Saturday was  worse than expected. The flood caused by Typhoon Ketsama was the worst flood in the Philippines in more than almost 4 decades. In just 6 hours, the infamous storm dumped a month's worth of rain all over Mega manila. Infact, rainfall brought by Ketsama to  the Philippines (410mm) was  way too far compared to the rainfall brought by Hurricane Katrina (a Category 5 Hurricane) to  Louisina USA years ago ( equivalent to 380mm).Photos and stories about the historic flood are flooding the internet. It will really break your heart. Thanks to the help of technology today, internet users are so vigilant in  posting updates via twitter and facebook about people who are in need and affected by the flood.ONLINE BAYANIHAN!. I would like to express my deepest gratitude in behalf of the Filipino people to the following international artists and celbrities around the world for expressing their sympaties over  the victims of the flood: @ramielmalubay (American Idol) Finalist , @Jonathan Foreman and @Switchfoot Band,@Josh Groban, @Ashton Kutcher, @Paulo Coelho, @Alyssa milano, @megan fox, @paris hilton and many more. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!





Yahoo photos of Philippine flood : http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Philippines-Flooding/ss/events/wl/092709philippinesflo

TO ALL THE READERS OF THIS BLOG: YOU CAN HELP THE  PHILIPPINE FLOOD VICTIMS

DONATION AREAS:


PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS

Monetary Donations           

1.  CASH or CHECK
Please send cash or check donations to the PNRC National Headquarters in Manila. Checks should be made payable to The Philippine National Red Cross.  We can also arrange for donation pick-up.

2.  BANK DEPOSIT
Account Name:  The Phil. Nat’l. Red Cross

    METROBANK
    Port Area Branch
    Peso Acct.: 151-3-041-63122-8
    Dollar Acct.: 151-2-151-00218-2
    Type of Acct. : SAVINGS
    Swift Code: MBTC PH MM

    BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS

    Port Area Branch
    Peso Acct.:  4991-0010-99
    Type of Account: CURRENT

    BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS
    UN Branch
    Dollar Acct.: 8114-0030-94
    Type of Account: SAVINGS
    Swift Code:  BOPI PH MM
   
For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

Credit Card               

Please fax the following info to +632.404.09.79 and +632.527.0575:

Name of card member, billing address, contact nos. (phone & mobile), credit card no., expiration date, CCV2/ CVC2 (last three digits at the back of the credit card), billing address, amount to be donated.

For online donations you may also visit our website at www.redcross.org.ph  .

In-Kind Donations           

LOCAL
Please send in-kind local donations to The Philippine National Red Cross – National Headquarters in Manila.  We could also arrange for donation pick-up.

INTERNATIONAL

  1. Send a letter of intent to donate to the PNRC
  2. A letter of acceptance from PNRC shall be sent back to the donor
  3. Immediately after shipping the goods, please send the (a) original Deed of Donation, (b) copy of packing list and (c) original Airway Bill for air shipments or Bill of Lading for sea shipments to The Philippine National Red Cross–National Headquarters c/o Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila 2803, Philippines.

The PNRC does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods.  Though we appreciate your generosity, the PNRC also discourages donations of old clothes as we have more than enough to go around.



SMS and G-CASH (Globe)       

SMS
text REDAMOUNT  to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart)

G-CASH
text DONATEAMOUNT4-digit M-PINREDCROSS to 2882


Most urgent needs

Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and potable water

Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases

Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and Laundry soap

Rehabilitation Programs: Shelter materials for house repair

Call Hotline 143 or 527.0000

THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS       
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area,           
Manila 2803, Philippines 



ABS-CBN FOUNDATION
http://www.abs-cbnfoundation.com/donate.php 



ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
Mother Ignacia (corner Scout Albano)
1103 Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: (632) 922-4842
Email: jocelyn_saw@abs-cbn.com


FOR INQUIRIES FROM THE NORTH AMERICA:

ANGELIE AGBULOS
150 Shoreline DR
Redwood City CA 94065
Tel: +1(650) 5086117
Email: angelie_agbulos@abs-cbn.com


FOR INQUIRIES FROM OTHER OTHER COUNTRIES:

Bantay Bata - bantaybata163@abs-cbn.com
Bantay Kalikasan - kalikasan@abs-cbn.com
Emedia - emedia@abs-cbn.com
Sagip Kapamilya - sagip@abs-cbn.com
Bayanijuan - amor_reyes@abs-cbn.com

For any other inquiries or concerns :

foundation@abs-cbn.com










AMERICAN REDCROSS
Telephone Number:  18004357669

LOCAL DONORS;


Things you may want to donate:
1) Bottled Water
2) Instant Noodles (preferably in bowl packaging like Nissin or Lucky Me)
3) Canned Goods w/ pull tab cover (no can opener available in relief centers)
4) Bread or Biscuits
5) Coffee or Juice
6) Multivitamins (preferably Vitamin C)
7) Medicines (Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Loperamide)
8) Blankets
9) Old but wearable clothes
10) Slippers/ Flip flops
11) Some organizations will accept cash donations.

For babies/toddlers
12) Diapers
13) Milk/ Infant Formula

For USA Residents:
Help in the typhoon relief effort by calling ABS-CBN Foundation USA toll-free 1-800-527-2820

For those near ABS-CBN:
Help pack relief goods at Sagip Kapamilya at #13 Examiner St. They are also looking for people willing to go to provinces and distribute the goods.

For those near a La Salle School:
(OPLAN: Sagip Metro) DLSZ (Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa) and LSGH (Greenhills) are now accepting relief goods and looking for volunteers from 8am to 6pm. DLSU- Manila (Taft Avenue) will accept relief goods as early as 8:00 A.M. at South Gate

For those near Ateneo De Manila:
Go To: Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights , Quezon City
Manuel V. Pangilinan Building Center for Student Leadership Lobby
University Dorm Cervini Hall
Hotlines: 09089977166, 09178952792, 4266001 local 5050
Operations: 24-hours operations for the entire week.

For those near a Petron Station or 2Go Branches:
Visit any Petron or 2GO Branches to drop off your donations.

Other Ways You Can Help:
1) Visit a branch of the Philippine National Red Cross and volunteer. You can also send donations using your mobile phone: text RED AMOUNT and send to 2899 (GLOBE/TM) and 4483 (SMART/ TNT). Globe is accepting P300 txt donation.

2) Visit Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC)
Go To:
72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes , QC
Hotlines: 9299820, 9299822
Operations: 8 a.m. onwards.

3)Radio Veritas
Go To: Veritas Tower , West Ave. cor EDSA
Look For: Karla Turingan
Hotlines: 9257931 to 39, 0918VERITAS
Operations: 24-hours, tentatively until Tuesday.

4) Victory Fellowship- Fort Bonifacio
Go to: Victory Fellowship, Every Nation Building , across from Market-Market, Fort Bonifacio
Look for: Pastor Bernard Marquez
Hotlines: 813-FORT, 8171212
Operations: Tentatively until 5pm may may extend hours. Entire week until Friday.
Website: www.twitter.com/VictoryFort

5) Tulong Bayan
Go to: Balay Expo Center, EDSA cor. Gen McArthur, Araneta Center or visit WhiteSpace 2314 Pasong Tamo Ext. beside Faith Christian School
Hotline: 0917-5273906
Operations: Come as early as 8:00 a.m.
Open to volunteers/ cash and goods donation

6) World Vision Philippines
Go to: Quezon Avenue (near Delta Theatre)
Open to volunteers/ cash and goods donation

7) Corporate Network for Disaster Response
How to: Donate cash through BPI Ayala-Paseo Branch with account number 0031 0654 02


8) ALABANG NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTER
DON MANOLO BLVD, ALABANG HILLS VILLAGE
ALABANG MUNTINLUPA CITY
Telephone numbers: 809-1542 to 43
Contact person: Ms. Eloise Santos/ Ms. Jane Martinez.




Saturday, September 26, 2009

Typhoon Ondoy


Metro Manila and its surban areas were caught unprepared by Typhoon Ondoy. Although Ondoy is just a tropical storm with a wind strength of 75 kph(with an international name of Ketsana) and is not powerful enough to uproot trees compared to Storm Milenyo who strucked Metro Manila 3 years ago, it brought gazillions of liters of water from the Pacific to Metro Manila. Rain never stopped since last night. Slex was closed to motorist, flood in Muntinlupa-San Pedro Boundary is neck deep.The whole municipality of Cainta Rizal, is 100% flooded according to news. People are stuck on the roofs of their houses. Even the house of my relatives in Sta Mesa is flooded; Im praying that they are all safe.I hope people in China and Taiwan will read this blogpost so that they can  prepare now as Ondoy is approaching to their countries. JESUS help us!

And oh, i just read the news that the whole Metro Manila is under the state of calamity.





Tuesday, September 22, 2009

LA MANCHA WON SECOND PRIZE AT THE HANNOVER BAROUQUE INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETION

Philippines La Mancha Pyro Productions Inc. placed 2nd runner up at the Hannover Baroque International Fireworks Competition 2009. Philippines won third prize last 2008 at the same competition. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas. Everybody is anticipating Philippine's performance to this year's World Pyro Olympics.

Here are some of the photos of La Manchas performance at the Hannover 2009

Other related links:

LA MANCHA PYRO PRODUCTIONS AT HANNOVER BAROQUE INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2008

WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS 2009 SCHEDULES AND PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES


LA MANCHA PYRO PRODUCTIONS AT CROATIA ZAGREB FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2009

LA MANCHA PYRO PRODUCTIONS AT ZAGREB CROATIA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Philippines' LA MANCHA PYRO PRODUCTION at ZAGREB CROATIA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL last June 19, 2009.

related links:

LA MANCHA PYRO PRODUCTIONS AT HANNOVER BAROQUE INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2008

WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS 2009 SCHEDULES AND PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES



La Mancha Pyro Productions Inc. at Hannover Baroque International Fireworks 2008

To give you an idea of what to see, hear and expect at the 4th World Pyro Olympics this November 2009, here's a video of Philippines's La Mancha Pyro Production at 2008 Hannover Baroque International Fireworks Competition. La Mancha won the third prize.

Enjoy watching!






Related links:

WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS 2009 SCHEDULES

Monday, September 21, 2009

my 1000th tweet


I just posted my 1000th tweet: GOD IS GREAT! @Twitter revolutionize blogging. O_0! 75 followers, following 123 people! THANK YOU ALL for following me!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

JEWISH NEW YEAR 2009

Leshana Tova Tikoseiv Veseichoseim Le'Alter LeChaim Tovim U'Leshalom
("May you immediately be inscribed and sealed for a Good Year and for a Good and Peaceful Life")


Rosh Hashanah (which means head of the year) is a Jewish Holiday commonly referred as the the Jewish New Year. Jews will celebrate the the first day of year 5770 starting at the sunset of September 18, 2009 (today).

Rosh Hashanah is described as "the day of judgment" (Yom ha-Din) and "the day of remembrance" (Yom ha-Zikkaron). Some midrashic descriptions depict God as sitting upon a throne, while books containing the deeds of all humanity are opened for review, and each person passing in front of Him for evaluation of his or her deeds.

It falls in the month of Tishrei, which is the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar. The reason for this is because the Hebrew calendar begins with the month of Nissan (when it's believed the Jews were freed from slavery in Egypt) but the month of Tishrei is believed to be the month in which God created the world. Hence, another way to think about Rosh HaShanah is as the birthday of the world.

Rosh HaShanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei. Jewish tradition teaches that during the High Holy Days God decides who will live and who will die during the coming year. As a result, during Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur (and in the days leading up to them) Jews embark upon the serious task of examining their lives and repenting for any wrongs they have committed during the previous year. This process of repentance is called teshuvah. Jews are encouraged to make amends with anyone they have wronged and to make plans for improving during the coming year. In this way, Rosh HaShanah is all about making peace in the community and striving to be a better person.

(http://judaism.about.com/od/holidays/a/roshhashanah.htm)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! PEACE & BLESSINGS UPON ISRAEL AND ITS PEOPLE!


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Undergoing MyBlogLog Verification

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS 2009





There's a reason to get more excited this November! Get ready for another jaw dropping experience! WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS , considered as one of the most awaited(and probably the most loved) events in the Philippines,  and one of the most prestigious fireworks competitions in the world is moving to a new home. WPO'09 will be held in Bonifacio Global City Taguig this coming November.It will be the new arena for the best pyrotechnic firms all across the globe. This annual competition will be different from the previous WPOs; this year,we will see firework displays synchronized and choreographed to music (pyro musical). Participating countries are:



  • Philippines (host country, non-competing)
  • Germany
  • Italy (2008 Grand winner)
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • United States
  • Australia ( 2006 Grand winner)
  • Canada
  • China ( 2007 technical precision winner )
UPDATE:




We are now accepting reservations for VIP and the Special Viewing Areas.
Limited VIP tickets only. Reserve now!

TICKET PRICES (PER NIGHT):
VIP - P1,500 (inclusive of dinner)
SVA - P500
GVA - P200


DISCOUNTED PRICES FOR 5 SHOWS:
VIP - P6,000
SVA - P 2,000
GVA - P 800


imited VIP tickets only. Reserve now!

ADDITIONAL INFO: This will be located at The Fort Open Grounds behind High Street, near MC Home Depot. VIP comes with a free dinner from VIA MARE and all VIPs have sure seats. VIP and SVA are in front of the GVA (General Viewing Area). There will also be enough food booths and seats at the SVA although you cannot reserve seats there -- first come first served. :)

Gates open at 3pm, but fireworks start around 630pm.

IMPORTANT ADVISORY 


Event schedule has been changed, and moved back by a week.

Saturday firing dates are as follows:
Nov. 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19.
Korea/USA firing has been moved to Dec 12.
With the Fellowship of Fire/Philippines moved to Dec 19.

All other country schedules remain the same! PLEASE TAKE NOTE! :)

For ticket reservations, please contact 568-6908.

Schedule of Firing:

EVENT DATES (5 CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS):
Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12

Date of Firing Performer (REVISED SCHEDULE)
21 November - Korea, USA
28 November - Germany, China
05 December  - Japan, Australia
12 December - Canada, Italy
19 December - Highlights from the participants -- La Mancha Group International (closing display)

We are currently accepting reservations for VIP and SVA areas. Call the ff hotlines for reservations: 568-6908 or 3840239. Special discounts for 5-day purchases!

GVA ticket details/distribution outlets will be announced soon. Please keep checking for updates.



CHECK WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS FACEBOOK ACCOUNT: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=136505728047


FOR CONCESSIONAIRES:


pls contact the ff hotlines for GVA concessionaire (food booth) inquiries :)
Cricket - 8260552; 

Karleen - 4927994;

May - 3773479;

Ivy - 8560808


FYI concessionaire booths at the GVA area are now priced lower at P3500 x 5 days, or P4000 for less than 5-day bookings! BOOK NOW before slots run out!!!


 

 


LOG ON TO: WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS WEBSITE
I will try to contact the organizer of this even to add more infos about this blog post.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

LAKAS CMD KAMPI's OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR 2010 ELECTION

LAKAS CMD KAMPI, the current ruling party in the country has announced that Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro will be its official standard bearer for the 2010 Presidential Election. Gilbert Teodoro bested MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando with overwhelming votes received from the party's national executive committee ( 42-5, according to sources of Philippine Daily Inquirer). Teodoro used to be with National People's Coalition (NPC) but quit in July of this year after he joined LAKAS CMD. Gilbert teodoro is also a cousin of Senator Noynoy Aquino, (Liberal Party's Standard Bearer). CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Best Motivation Video

A friend of mine posted this youtube link on facebook....

' Wanna share it with you....


Sunday, September 13, 2009

SWS Latest Survey: Ninoy Tops Luzon Poll

Social Weather Station has released its latest result (posted on ABSCBN News on line) for Presidential preferences for 2010 Survey conducted last September 5-6, 2009. The latest survey was participated by 1500 respondents and covered the area of NCR, P,angasinan, Region 3 and 4-A which covers 40 percent of voters.The survey has a margin of error of plus/minus 3%.
According to ABS-CBN, 10 percent of respondents belonged to the A, B and C classes—the wealthy and the middle class—while 90 percent belonged to the D and E classes—the poor.


The result

Senator Noynoy Aquino topped the poll results followed by Senator Manny Villar, Ex-President Joseph Estrada, Senator Chiz Escudero and Vice President Noli De Castro. This means that if the elections were held last Sept. 5-6, Senator Aquino will be a declared a majority winner president. The result of the latest poll interprets that Senator Aquino should be considered as a "serious competitor" by other presidential wannabees. If other presidential aspirants will follow what Senator Mar Roxas did last September 1, 2009, Senator Aquino chance of becoming the 15th President of the Philippine republic will become bigger. I wonder if Manny Villar, Noli de Castro, Bayani Fernando, Chiz Escudero, and Erap Estrada wished that Cory Aquino never died.

Google trend result:

Meanwhile, here the result of my own survey, conducted just this very hour with the use of technology Google trends. The graph below shows the most popular among the presidential aspirants on the internet.



Even children can interpret the line graph above.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering September 11

"But everybody's changing and I don't feel the same"
- Keane


Exactly 8 years ago,with only 20 months and 11 days after the world celebrated the new millenium, the history of humankind was changed drastically, a history marker was placed on the date of the calendar, September 11,2001. The world's center of power, the city that never sleeps, New York City, was surprised by terrorist attack. It was the day that the whole world realized and saw what the meaning of the word "TERROR'' .

Today, September 11, 2009..... people are still thinking if there is still a place on this world called "safe"


I could still remember that night, it was 9 pm here in manila, philippines. Me, and my siblings were watching TV. I always switched the TV channels that time, looking for a good TV program. One channel, caught my attention; it was CNBC Asia showing video of two long chimneys emitting gray smoke, i never thought that the two chimneys on the video were the world trade center already. I thought that it was weird , for CNBC Asia to show non sense video for almost fifteen minutes. After minutes of channel scanning, I was able to find a good TV show. About 15 minutes later, my mom received a phone call from my grandmother, telling us that WTC was being attacked by terrorist. I felt a cold sensation that very moment. We hurriedly switched the channel to CNBC Asia and saw the confirmation of my grandmother's report. We were shocked at what we saw on TV; The WORLD TRADE CENTER, an ICON of the world's most powerful nation, the most famous landmark of Big Apple, the two towers, were flaming, smoke plumes billowed the whole city. It was like watching the most horrifying reality show ever produced. No Hollywood producers, writers and directors were able to produced that kind of terroristic scene. The Perfect execution of terrorism. Until the ultimate climax happened, the twin towers collapsed! Totally horrifying and unexpected. I repeatedly uttered only three words, OH MY GOD!OH MY GOD! The world trade center is gone, together with hundreds of innocent souls. Hundreds of dreams were shuttered, billion of people were left afraid.

I wish that the scenes of terror from September 11, 2001 will never happen again in our history. I pray to GOD that He will keep us away from harm. I hope that every world leaders will be vigilant in fighting terrorism, destroy the roots of it so that the word TERROR will wither and fade in the dictionary.

Remembering 9-11.

Monday, September 7, 2009

114th BLOGPOST

Its exactly 9PM in the evening. Just want to thank you all guys for visiting blog. My globe counter on the left side bar indicated that more than 10,000 had already visited this blog. Again, thank you! The most memorable entry perhaps are : My Beijing Olympics opening ceremony review, FYI, this blog entry was read by a freelance writer Michael Sheridanfrom Australia. He just only mentioned my blog and my review on his news.com.au write up about the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony entitled " Chinese Bag Boring Opening Ceremony". My second memorable entry wouold be my review about the coverage of ABS-CBN and GMA7 about the inauguration of President Obama. Guess who commented on that entry? Mr. Manuel L. Quezon III! Woohhhoooo!

My only wish is that my writing skill will improve more. I want my blog will be recognized too. Good night everyone!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Switchfoot: Mess of me

'Can't wait to have the latest album of switchfoot's latest album: HELLO HURRICANE. Jon Foreman said that the album will be released this coming November 2009. I remember when they had a concert here in Manila last 2007. Oh, my, wish that they could come back here! And oh again, if you're an avid fan of switchfoot, the band is hiding #messofme all over the globe, all you need to do is to find it. Follow Switchfoot on twitter: http://twitter.com/switchfoot




Here's the lyrics of their latest single:

Mess of Me
Switchfoot

I am my own affliction
I am my own disease
There ain´t no drug that they could sell
Ah there ain´t no drugs to make me well

There ain´t no drugs
It´s not enough
There ain´t no drugs
The sickness is myself

- Chorus -
I made a mess of me I wanna get back the rest of me
I´ve made a mess of me I wanna spend the rest of my life alive
I´ve made a mess of me I wanna reverse this tragedy
I´ve made a mess of me I wanna spend the rest of my live alive
The rest of my life alive!

We lock our souls in cages
We hide inside our shells
It´s hard to feed to the ones you love
Oh when you can´t forgive yourself
Yeah forgive yourself!

There ain´t no drugs
There ain´t no drugs
There ain´t no drugs
The sickness is myself

- Chorus -
I made a mess of me I wanna get back the rest of me
I´ve made a mess of me I wanna spend the rest of my life alive
I´ve made a mess of me I wanna reverse this tragedy
I´ve made a mess of me I wanna spend the rest of my live alive
The rest of my life alive!

AHHHHHHOOOOO!

There ain´t no drug
There ain´t no drug
There ain´t no drug
No drugs to make me well
There ain´t no drug
It´s not enough
We´re breaking up
The sickness is myself
The sickness is myself

- Chorus -
I made a mess of me I wanna get back the rest of me
I´ve made a mess of me I wanna spend the rest of my life alive
I´ve made a mess of me I wanna reverse this tragedy
I´ve made a mess of me I wanna spend the rest of my live alive
The rest of my life alive!

And here is the tracklist of their upcoming album:

Hello Hurricane

  1. Needle and Haystack Life (3:49)
  2. Mess Of Me (3:27)
  3. Your Love Is A Song (4:22)
  4. The Sound (John M. Perkins Blues) (3:47)
  5. Enough (3:52)
  6. Free (4:03)
  7. Hello Hurricane (4:04)
  8. Always (4:20)
  9. Bullet Soul (3:24)
  10. Yet (3:53)
  11. Sing It Out (5:17)
  12. Red Eyes (4:50)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Seven Wonders of Nature Finalist: VOTE FOR Philippines' Puerto Princesa Underground River

There are over a hundred natural wonders the Philippines can offer to the world. Natural wonders that can only be found here in our country. That is why no wonder, the Puerto Princesa's underground river of the Philippines is included to the 28 finalist of vote7 New 7 wonders of Nature. I feel sad that other Philippine natural wonders were not included in the competition:

the majestic Mayon Volcano, world's perfectly cone shaped volcano;


The incredible Chocolate Hills, (where you find a place on earth surrounded by thousands of giant hershey's kisses...and sorry, you can't eat them),


The Banaue rice terraces (man made wonder), the literal "Stairway to heaven"

Boracay , The world's best beach of 2007 and 2008

The Verde islands passage, “CENTER” of the center of the most diversed
marine ecosystem in the world

So sad, New 7 Wonders of Nature only permits one entry per country, but at least our very own Puerto Princesa's underground river is included to the 28 finalist.




The 28 Finalist for the New 7 Wonders of nature are as follows:
1. Philippines' Puerto Princesa Underground River
2. The tallest falls on earth, Venezuela's Angel Falls
3. Canada's Fundy Bay
4. Vietnam's Ha Long Bay
5. Germany's Black Forest
6. UAE Bu Tinah Shoals
7. Ireland's Moher Cliffs
8. Israel's Dead Sea
9. El Yunque National Forest of Puerto Rico
10The great Amazon river of south america
11.Galapagos Islands of Ecuador
12. USA's Grand Canyon
13. Oceania's Great Barrier Reef
14 South Korea's Jeju Island
15. The tallest mountain in South Africa, Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro
16. The tropical islands of Maldives
17. The Komodo Island of Indonesia
18. Poland's Masurian Lake District
19. The Matterhorn/Cervino Alps of Italy, Switzerland
20. The Milford Sound of New Zealand ( favorite film location for fantasy movies )
21. Italy's Mount Vesuvius
22. Sundarban's Delta of Bangladesh
23. Taiwan's Yushan Mountain
24. South Africa's Table Top Mountain
25. Uluru or Ayer's Rock of Australia
26. Azerbaijan's mud volcano
27. Argentina/Brazil's Iguazu Falls
28. Lebanon's Jeita Grotto

The 28 Official Finalists were chosen by the New7Wonders Panel of Experts under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Federico Mayor, former Director-General of UNESCO

In my own opinion, some of the finalists that were chosen are questionable (or may be ,they were just included due to high popularity votes). I guess, based on the finalist list,there are better entries that must be recognized and be nominated.


Unique Beauty


Unique Beauty of the Nominated site is the first criteria of Panel of Experts who chose the final 28. Unique can be defined as having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable, unusual, existing as the only one or as the sole example. However, based on the definition of unique, it seems that the panelists disregarded the the first criteria for judging the 28 finalist. :

#1 Vietnam's Halong Bay is


similar to Philippines Coron, palawan




and Thailand's Phang Nga bay in Phuket




And what is wonderful with some of the finalists? For example, there are billions of hectares of forests that covers the land surface of the earth, what's is really wonderful about Germany's black forest and the El Yunque forrest of Puerto Rico? For your information,I do have a slice of black forrest inside my fridge! There are thousands of islands that are better than Maldives and Jeju Islands of South Korea.... have you been in Philippines' hundred islands?



Or philipines' Amanpulo?



What is unique with Bu Tinah Shoals of United Arab Emirates and Sundarbans Mangrove Forest of India/Bangladesh? There are other mangrove forrests in the world, and of course there are many other shoals found in the Pacific.


If you're a Filipino reader, do your own part, VOTE for the Puerto Princesa's underground river to be included in New Seven Wonders of Nature. Click on this link below and spread the news.

VOTE HERE

And if you're a reader from abroad, please vote for our country's entry . Believe me, you have to explore our country to see our natural wonders.

External links for Puerto Princesa Underground river

Genobreaker's photos of Palawan Underground River
Wikipedia: Puerto princesa Underground River
Ecotourism Philippines: Underground river
WOW Philippines: Palawan

Note: Photos from this blogpost were grabbed from various blog and websites withoput permission. The author has no intention to claim the said pictures.
Credits for the photos go to:
http://www.wowbatangas.com
http://thepalawantimes.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/2.jpg
http://genobreakr.multiply.com
pininggapura.files.wordpress.com
http://tourism.albay.gov.ph
http://www.pahof.de/mediac/400_0/media/DIR_7154/ww-P~chocolate~hills~q.jpg
http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo251/jomarjay/BANAUE-RICE-TERRACES-715556-1.jpg
http://images.world66.com/bo/ra/ca/boracay_1_galleryfull
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/478475777_6a03e23f56.jpg?v=0
amanpulo
and wikipedia.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Philippine Election 2010: (Google trends) SURVEY: Most popular Presidential aspirants for 2010 election

Senator Manny Villar leads the latest poll surveys as people's choice as the next Philippine president, according to the two giant public opinion polling organizations in the Philippines, SWS and Pulse Asia. These surveys are usually conducted on different places across the Philippines and the number of respondents who participates in this polls is limited ( around 1500 persons per survey). But with the events that happened recently and will happen in the next months in our country [ the death of ex-president Cory Aquino and INC's Executive minister Erano Manalo, the upcoming wedding of Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez (yes guys, that counts), Sen Roxas just abandoned last Tuesday his ambition to be the next Philippine Idol...este President, the call for Senator Noynoy to run as the next President of our country, the LAKAS-KAMPI's choice for the 2010 election ,etc, etc..... the political landscape is changing rapidly!], the next poll surveys results are highly anticipated and much awaited.


Google Trends


But luckily, we internet users have the power to know everything, right? We can know who's HOT and who's NOT among the Presidential wannabees.Thank heavens, there's Google trend. Google trends according to Wikipedia is a public web facility of Google Inc., about Google Search, that shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages. How does it works? Google Trends analyzes a portion of Google web searches to compute how many searches have been done for the terms you enter, relative to the total number of searches done on Google over time. The result is then showed with a Search Volume Index graph. For more info about Google trends visit the link: http://www.google.com/intl/en/trends/about.html

With the use of Google trends, I was able to researched who among the Philippine presidential hopefuls is widely searched on the internet, the most popular in the cyber world.

The results is displayed below:

2010 Presidentiables:
GRAPH A:
PRESIDENTIABLES AS OF (SEPT 1, 2009)
GRAPH A
Senator Manny Villar
Senator Mar Roxas
Senator Noynoy Aquino



Graph A ( click on the image to enlarge)
GRAPH B:
Senator Loren Legarda
Vice President Noli de Castro
Ex President Joseph Estrada


Note: The line of Senator Legarda, and Vice President Noli De Castro did'nt appear on the graph because they do not have enough search volume to show graphs ( it means that few people searched for their names on the internet).

Graph B ( click on the image to enlarge)
GRAPH C
Bayani Fernando
Gilbert Teodoro
Chiz Escudero


Graph C ( click on the image to enlarge)

Note: The line of Gilbert Teodoro did'nt appear on the graph because they do not have enough search volume to show graphs ( it means that few people searched for their names on the internet).

Graph D
Ed Panlilio
Richard Gordon
Eddie Villanueva



Graph D ( click on the image to enlarge)

Graph E
Senator Jamby Madrigal
Mike Velarde
Senator Ping Lacson

Graph E ( click on the image to enlarge)




The Last two graphs clearly show the following:

  • Senator Noynoy Aquino's popularity on the internet skyrocketed on the month of August because of the death of her mother ex-president cory aquino.
  • Senator Manny Villar Tops Google Trends SURVEY among presidential hopefuls for 2010 election. But noticibly, his internet popularity is declining during the last period of August.
  • Senator Mar Roxas' cyberworld popularity is fluctuating, it may rise again after his Sept. 1 announcement and his wedding with Philippine's top caliber broadcaster Korina Sanchez.
  • Senator Francis Escudero popularity on the world wide web is stagnant. His graph equals to the graph of Ex-presidentEstrada (last period of August) both are on the bottom two on the graphs.
  • The most interesting is the popularity graph line of Bayani Fernando, where his popularity went up on the month of August (second to Villar), and was able to surpassed Chiz Escudero and joseph Estrada's popularity on the internet. Who knows, may be he is the dark horse of the race.
In my own research, Google Trends shows that the most popular presidential hopefuls on the w.w.w. a.k.a. world wide web are :
(As of Sept. 1, 2009 and subject to change)
1st
SENATOR MANNY VILLAR
2nd
MMDA CHAIRMAN BAYANI FERNANDO
3rd
SENATOR NOYNOY AQUINO
4th
SENATOR MAR ROXAS
5th
EX-PRESIDENT JOSEPH ESTRADA
6th
SENATOR CHIZ ESCUDERO.

Let's wait for the next SWS and Pulse Asia Survey, and see if my Google trend survey matches their poll results.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

PHILIPPINE ELECTION 2010: Mar Roxas' ultimate sacrifice



“There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and
never win titles. Most of the time, those players aren't willing to
sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in
the end, their unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual
goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the fullest
is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades
will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and
intelligence win championships.”

--- Michael Jordan


I was shocked yesterday night watching the news on TV patrol showing Senator Mar Roxas' announcement of withdrawal from his bid for the 2010 Presidential race. He surrendered
his biggest dream and sacrificed his ambition to give way for Senator Noynoy Aquino to be Liberal Party's Standard Bearer.

Mar Roxas said the following:

“Ito na ang pinakamabigat na desisyon sa buhay ko. Maniwala man kayo o hindi, ginawa ko ito para sa bayan, para sa inyo (This is the toughest decision of my life. Believe it or not, I did this for the nation, for all of you). I do this for unity in support of change. And if that means somebody must make the sacrifice, it must be me. Ako na (It’s me),”

“We agreed, let us forget about ourselves,” he said of his conversations with Noynoy. “This is not about us. This is about our people and our country.”

“I began the campaign to sow the seeds of reform. You must now be the one to grow them in the arena of leadership.”

"Today, I am announcing my support for the candidacy of Noynoy as the candidate for 2010."


Senator Roxas showed a true and classic example of leadership. A selfless leader who knows what's the best for the unification of his party and his country. What Sen. Roxas did will be put into memoriam of the Filipino people today. He had already spent millions for his political ambition and yet, he succumbed his biggest dream for the sake of the nation. He is like John the Baptist who prepared the way for Jesus Christ. He displayed the difference of a Statesman from a politician. MABUHAY KA!

SENATOR NOYNOY AQUINO, IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO ANSWER THE CALL OF THE PEOPLE, ITS TIME FOR YOU TO ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE, ITS TIME FOR YOU TO ACT, NOW!

There's still HOPE for the PHILIPPINES! BAYAN MUNA BAGO ANG SARILI.

I am calling other opposition leaders to join Senator Roxas' vision for our country. If you do really care for our nation, stop creating a division among the Filipino people. You can serve and lead the people without taking the highest seat in the country.











Monday, August 31, 2009

Christmas countdown 2009





114 DAYS TO GO BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

my christmas wishlist:

1. a brand new DLSR camera
2. a brand new laptop, preferably MAC
3. trip to sydney australia for a week
4. USD 10,000.00 or more
5. peace on earth!
6. a new job
7. a house and lot in stone crest
8. trip to disney land hongkong
9. good health for all the members of my family
10. a better philippines in 2010.

if you have read it and interested to give me anyone of the wishes above(except #5,9 and 10), you may post a comment on this post. Thank you thank you in advance!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ABS-CBN Coverage of President Corazon Aquino's Funeral: TRULY REGAL



Indeed, Tita Cory was truly loved by the Filipinos. I guess, the kind of overwhelming love, honor and respect that were bestow upon her by the Filipino people will never be happen again in the history of the Philippines. In my opinion, President Ramos, Estrada and Arroyo are envying her funeral and wishes to have that same kind of treatment when they die.

It may be almost a month after the death of the Philippine's most cherished and most beloved President Corazon C. Aquino, but still, memories of the coverage of her requiem mass, her funeral march, the people who went to her funeral still gives me goose bumps. My grattitude and appreciation go to ABS-CBN for their excellent coverage for the ex-president's funeral. Thank you ABS-CBN for an astounding and remarkable job! The coverage for the Icon of Democracy's requiem mass was truly regal. The last time I saw this kind of "royal funeral" was the funeral of Princess Diana at Benedictine Abbey 12 years ago. I was very impressed with the lighting; every shots by the camera lenses caught the perfect angles of the event; the positions and movements of the cameras made the mass very dramatic; and ABS-CBN team was able to show the magnificence of Manila Cathedral. One priceless moment that was caught on TV was when Baby James kissed her mom Kris Aquino, Tita Cory's youngest daughter. Thank you ABS-CBN for your Sky Patrol, you had given us a bird's eye view of her funeral cortege that no other networks in the country were able to provide. Thank you ABS-CBN for making us feel that we are there in the exact location where history was taking place. I myself was glued watching your coverage on TV for 10 straight hours on ANC and ABSCBN.

Bravo ABS-CBN!

***I would also like to thank the Armed Forces of the Philiphines and the Bishop of Manila Cathedral for giving the funeral honour to our beloved Tita Cory. Mabuhay kayo!

ABS-CBN Video Footages from youtube Pinas watch
No copyright infringement intentions, just to let the whole world especially the Filipinos around the world see the excellent coverage o the Philippines No. 1 network. Truly World class!








If you were able to watch GMA7, CS9, IBC 13, NBN coverage... you will notice that some of the live video feeds were provided by ABS-CBN particularly the Requiem and Necrological Mass and the Military honour at the Manila Memorial park.


















Partly Cloudy


Pixar has never failed to amaze me. As always, PIXAR brings out the inner child among us. Together with my close friends in our church, I was able to watch UP, pixar's latest offer to everyone. I would say that it is one of the best animated picture ever produced by PIXAR.

Included with the movie is the short film entitled "Partly Cloudy"; directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Kevin Reher. I used to see storks carrying and delivering babies in some cartoon programs on tv when I was a kid, but I have no idea why storks deliver babies from the sky. Until I learned (with the help of Wikipedia of course) that storks are symbol of childbirth. The folk tales about stork's role as a baby delivery bird may originate from the European nations of Netherlands and Northern Germany. This cute film shows the process how babies are made and produced , now parents can safely explain to their children where did they come from without the complicated scientific explanation, hahaha.

VIDEO FROM METACAFE:


Cloud - More bloopers are a click away

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

January 23rd, 2008

Thank goodness! I was able to retrieve some of my blogpost on my former blogsite! Can't believe it... its like I opened my own micro time capsule.

Halo halo!

January 23rd, 2008 by laudemer

Ang bilis no? its already 2008…. i could still remember December 31, 1999…. everybody had a small fear inside their hearts that time as the year 2000 approaches, remember the Y2K bug? the panic buyings due to the preparation of Y2K….hahaha.

I used to jot down on my planner my goals and my gameplans every start of the year. this year is different, until now this year’s plans and goals of mine are still on my mind. Lazy boy. Ok, for you guys , i’ll write a glimpse of my goals on this entry for the year 2008::

1. Attend hillsong live recording this coming march…..dream on doy….dream on
2. Attend the opening ceremony of Beijing olympics…..comments anyone?
3. Visit mickey, minnie and their friends with my barkada in hong kong disney land…..rodel…ahemmmmm!!!!
4. have my own business ( im saving na my money for this goal….. i do have 175 pesos and fifty cents in my coin bank….applause applause)
5. zzzzz…. yan na lang muna, isusulat ko na lang sa planner ko sa saturday, hehehe

by rhe way, most of my goals last year were granted by God, a new job, i got not one not two but three cellphones!!!! (yun nga lang hindi mga latest, Thank You Lord still). Lord, pwede ba iphone this year? I know you can provide me one, but that is according to Your will hehehe.God is good! yeah, God is great.
God even let me experience how to become a winner on a TV Quiz show ( 1 vs 100 ) and He also gave me a chance to meet Switch Foot. 2007 was really a blast! Awesome year.
I’ve met lots of new friends, like the people from red box and eco, reeya and switchfoot street team, 100 voice cantata choir people, enrico and donna of 1 vs 100, new people from ANLCC, red box ojts CJ and Jon, and many more. Beautiful people.

The start of the year has a lot of surprises also; up to now, i cant believe that Tito Andrew is in heaven, now he’s having a” pure and real” worship with GOD. To Maam Pearl, be strong, God is great! He knows what is best to all of us. to be continued na lang….. i have to go. By the way watch out for September 24 this year…i know something is gonna happen on that day…..basta



FYI folks, nothing happened to my 2008 goals.... but God did some things to me that were truly overwhelming.... and nothing happened on the 24th of September 2008.



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Monday, June 1, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Alabang New Life Christian Center: My Church, My Home




Directed by: Paul Soriano
Edited by: Chester Dizon
Produced by: Alabang New Life Christian Center

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Winning a jackpot prize


Have you ever experienced winning a jackpot prize? If you'll ask me that question, well, not yet, I have never experienced it. Would it be nice if somebody declare that you won a jackpot prize? What do you think? Its like winning the American Idol, hahaha, everyone is cheering at your victory.

How I wish this will happen to me as well. Let HIS will be done!





Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tweeter



Hey! Im on TWITTER now! Follow me

http://twitter.com/oedieonekenobi

following the activities of the famous is kinda cool. its cyberstalking baby!!!!