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Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Year End Note » Looking Back and Ending the Year Right

I got three pending blog posts in my to-do list mostly about Christmas, but holiday rush and excitement temporarily pulled me out from blogging. I’m thinking about posting it, but it’s already old-news because Christmas is over. So today I thought about posting a year-end recap instead. Also, I think it is the best time to write my thank-you notes.

This year has been a very good one at the least, and although I put aside some of my major plans, I intend to really pursue it next year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wensha Spa Body Massage: Affordable Way to Reduce Stress and Bring Back Your Sanity

That last week of November still lingers. Tasks piled up and work deadlines gave me stressing thoughts even while having my morning shower – totally toxic week. Sunday comes with our annual Family Day at SMX-Mall of Asia Convention Center, which I was tasked to do the emceeing. That gig becomes a disaster due to some badly prepared program. It was totally energy draining.

Hell week

I badly need a break. This is one of those hell weeks when stress becomes too much, days when I feel like crawling down the floor or just want to melt. Now, more than ever I need to find something to diffuse this stress, to defizzle it. Hence, we decided to try Wensha’s full body massage.

Monday, November 15, 2010

What Makes Filipino Woman Happy?

What do women want? Freud asked the question nearly 100 years ago and confessed that his "thirty years of research into the feminine soul" left him unable to answer one great question: "What does a woman want?"

This question definitely elicits intense interest among us. That is why statistics is also trying to find answers to this question. Last week, I came across this very interesting article entitled “What makes Women Happy?” by Dr. Romulo A. Virola, Secretary General of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).

Dr. Virola reported that women in the Philippines rank food a lot higher than their sex life among the main things that make them happy based on the recent NSCB survey. The poll also concluded that, both Filipino men and women ranked family, health and religion in that order as the three most important things that made them happy.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Almost Quitting » Seven Things I Do When Blogging is Freaking Me Out

I told myself not to post rants on this blog, but hey, I first made this for that purpose. So here I am again, writing random thoughts. I don’t know why I am crazy enough to own a blog and spend most of my evenings on this. In fact I don’t really know why I like blogging, but I do.

With millions of blogs out there, I fear I might just fail on this project one day. All of a sudden I feel like I’ve lost all my inspiration, I begin to cringe why I’m not achieving my blogging goals and I wonder what else I can do apart from hitting that “I QUIT” button.

I don’t want this blog to be just another “internet trash” that serves no purpose. No!… I am not going to get sentimental about this. No, not today. 

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

I Support Manny Pacquiao, the World’s #1 Boxer, just like Head and Shoulders, the World’s #1 Shampoo!

[SBECKNTKQZRG] I’m not actually a boxing fanatic, but I do watch fights if it’s Manny Pacquiao on the ring. His fights never fail to amaze me especially when he is dropping bombs on the ring and making his speedy antics.

Of course Pacquiao is our favorite here, and rightly so, he’s earned it. He contributed pride and glory to our nation and may be considered the country’s greatest boxer. Hopefully I could watch his coming fight with Margarito. We Filipinos should be very proud of Manny Pacquiao and we may not have another boxer of his stature in probably 10-20 years.

Let us try to be decent human beings, forget about his politics and give what is due to Manny.I cannot hardly wait to see this David and Goliath showdown this coming November 14 – hopefully I can get tickets to Cuneta Astrodome.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Hosting Gig » Sample Wedding Reception Script for the Instant Emcee

I missed sharing this wedding I attended last month where Winz, my former officemate and a friend asked me to be their wedding emcee. This is certainly an honor but it comes with quite a burden of responsibility. Unlike my first hosting gig at JR’s wedding, where JR provided his own wedding script for us, Winz didn’t. 

Myself together with a friend already accepted the task to be the master of ceremonies for the wedding reception. Hence, we don’t have any choice but to prepare for it. The problem is we haven’t had any time sitting down with the couple to discuss the plans.  

Saturday, November 06, 2010

The Blogosphere » How To Help Google Identify Web Spam

A useful note from Google worth sharing:

Everyone who uses the web knows how frustrating it is to land on a page that sounds promising in the search results but ends up being useless when you visit it. We work hard to make sure Google's algorithms catch as much as possible, but sometimes spammy sites still make it into search results. We appreciate the numerous spam reports sent in by users like you who find these issues; the reports help us improve our search results and make sure that great content is treated accordingly. Good spam reports are important to us. Here's how to maximize the impact of any spam reports you submit:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ten Ways to Escape Work and Afford a Vacation

It's reality. It's not easy to escape work for a mini-vacation. However, it is necessary to be more productive and of course we always deserve it as a reward for hard-work. 

I want to share here ten tips if you're planning to escape your stressful office for a mini-vacation.

1. Let the trip be the inspiration.

This is the best tip I can provide. Always consider the trip as a reward to yourself. The trick is to set your mind to it and to be flexible with your travel plans to get the most value from your hard earned money. Plus, being spontaneous about your travel destination can be half the fun of the vacation.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bohol Tour » Three Island Adventures in Panglao You Should Not Miss

This will be the last in the series of posts about our Bohol Tour (whew! finally.) I should’ve posted it on consecutive dates but my evil foe Mr. Procrastination was always winning lately – blame it on the rain and cold weather. To keep the life flowing on this blog, I deliberately posted some “inserts” in between my bohol tour series. Also, I intentionally reserved our Panglao island hopping escapade to be on the last because for me, this is the most memorable and exciting part of our tour – maybe because I’m a water-and-sunset hopeless-romantic type (weeee).

Don’t miss these three activities if you want to visit Bohol:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bohol Tour » Three Additional Exciting Things To Do In Bohol

In my previous post about our Bohol tour, I shared some details of our minor activities and stopovers. These are the common activities included in a usual Bohol Tour Package offered by resorts and travel agents. On that post, I mentioned that you have the option not to include some of those activities if you have a very limited time, but still it is up to your group.

On this post I will share to you some of the most exciting part of our Bohol Tour aside from visiting the famous Chocolate Hills, historical sites and old churches.

Here are the other three activities and sites we really enjoyed: 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

How To Have A Bad Day

» Wake up late, in a panic

» Rush to get ready

» Dress hurriedly
» Don't eat breakfast

» Drink lots and lots of coffee

» Cancel gym schedule

» Spend the day without a plan

» Focus on your failures

» Never smile

» Be selfish and unfriendly

» Criticize, blame, and complain

Monday, October 18, 2010

Inspirational Story » The Bamboo and the Fern, Reflections on Toxic Mondays

One day I decided to quit…I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality…. I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to reflect and have one last talk with Mother Nature.

“Mother Nature”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”

Her answer surprised me.

“Look around”, she said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”

“Yes”, I replied.

“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Guy Who Turns A Red Paperclip Into A House

Who could have thought that a single red paperclip could become the beginning of a great big adventure? During my bloghopping, I came across this blog by Kyle MacDonald called One Red Paperclip. Maybe you already know about him but I think his inspiring take-action-have-fun story is worth repeating.

This Canadian guy Kyle Macdonald was meant to be looking for a job. He was at that point in his life where he wanted his own house. But how could he get a house if he didn’t even have a job?

Thinking back his childhood he remembered the game he loved to play – Bigger and Better, which is a way of trading old stuff to get bigger and better new stuff. And then he saw it. One red paperclip, sitting on his desk, holding the pages of his CV together.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bohol Tour » Minor Destinations and Stopovers

To continue the series of posts about our Bohol tour a few weeks ago, I want to share some minor activities and quick stopovers we had. These activities and destinations, such as the tarsier and python/ostrich viewing, quick stop to the man-made forest and the hanging bridges are part of the usual tour package. If you are planning a Bohol tour, I suggest you skip some of these activities and spend the extra time to other worth-seeing and more exciting adventures.

Monday, October 11, 2010

SMS Advisory » Multiply service will no longer be available starting October 12, 2010

I received a text message (SMS) Free Advisory from 2295 at around 5:32 pm today informing me that Multiply service will no longer be available starting tomorrow, October 12, 2010. The message is official looking, I guess sent by Smart Communications

Here's the actual SMS message:
FREE ADVISORY: We would like to inform you that the Multiply service will no longer be available starting tomorrow, October 12, 2010. Thank you. 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Inspirational Story » The Cracked Pot

Today is a perfect-10 Sunday. October 10, 2010 or 10/10/10. It was so rare to have a date like this. Some people believe it's a lucky day, but for me it's the best day to re-think of coming back on track - I seem to be losing track of my goals these past few months. However, I realized that goals are good, but not reaching them isn't the end of world. Hence, I just need to learn to be happy without being perfect. 

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Bohol Tour » The Nostalgia and Elegance of Bohol’s Famous Old Churches

Aside from its amazing natural beauty, Bohol is also home to a numerous historical stone churches, ancient watchtowers and Spanish era convents with great frescoes. Bohol’s vibrant tourist industry brought us, together with other travelers, on quick walking trips to these sites, which is somehow, is their way of telling us some snippets of their old history. We visited four churches in Bohol – Baclayon, Dauis, Loboc and Panglao Church. The impression these churches gave me is that visiting these sites was done for bland relaxation, picture taking and art appreciation.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Coffins Before You Die » How to Leave this World In Style

Would you fancy to ‘leave this world' in style? Leave this transitory life for the eternal afterworld in a colorful and uber-cool coffin that looks like an art canvass or a gift box?

I have previous posts regarding different fashionable ways to kick in the bucket list – wherein we can choose a non-traditional ways of disposing our body or perhaps a customized tombstone. Accordingly, I was amazed by this news in a broadsheet yesterday about a Singaporean charity which announced the winners of an international art competition to design "happy coffins." The aim is to encourage the elderly and dying to celebrate life, with 3,000 US dollars for the first prize winner.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bohol Tour » Blood Compact Site and Monument, A Bit of Philippine History on Our Leisure Trip

The lazy morning at Tagbilaran was over and we immediately go to our first stop, the Blood Compact site and monument, a particular site made in honor of a very important event in the Philippine history done between Miguel Lopez de Legazpi of Spain and Rajah Sikatuna of Bohol.

What to expect in the Blood Compact Site

There was nothing there except for some statues overlooking a wonderful view of the sea on the side of the highway. But like many landmarks and statues, there are bits of Philippine history there. I’m not a history buff but sometimes it is nice to know some facts about the places we’ve been – it makes the trip more meaningful.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lazy Morning at the City of Friendship » Tagbilaran City, Island Paradise Province of Bohol

Most people, if asked will not remember what they ate for breakfast. Maybe because it was unremarkable and routine - but I remembered this one, a simple carinderia breakfast by the Tagbilaran City Wharf.

We are on a tight budget so we always hunt the cheapest restaurant or carinderia. We asked our friendly driver to bring  us  to a place where we can have a cheap breakfast. There are fastfoods, but of course, we want something different. For backpackers like us, the hunt always adds excitement and fun to our travel experience and it always never fail us.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bohol Tour » Chocolate Hills and the Nine Choco Wizards

I’m back! I’ve been away from the blogosphere for a few days to enjoy our weekend stress-reduction trip to the famous Philippine destination – Bohol! We availed the Philippine Airline’s promo fare a few months ago and booked a package tour to Bohol in the Central Visayas.

One of our major destinations - the Chocolate Hills, an unusual geological formation found in Bohol, in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. These cone shaped hills are the most famous tourist attraction in Bohol and were featured in the Philippine Department of Tourism’s top list of Philippine tourist destinations. It has been declared as the country's 3rd National Geological Monument on June 18, 1988 in recognition of its scientific value and geomorphic uniqueness. Isn’t that cool?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

16 Funny Things To Ponder About Living in the 21st Century

 1.  The one thing that unites all human beings on the internet, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside we ALL hope that our friends/network will click that "Like" button on our Facebook status.. 

2. There is a very fine line between “Facebook,” "Twitter" and “mental illness.” 

3. The most powerful force in the internet and the whole universe, is gossip. 

4. When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one Filipino policeman who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that policeman is crazy. 

5. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests you think she’s gaining weight. 

6. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why your company has not achieved, and never will achieve, its goals, targets or implement plans for salary increase, that word would be “meetings.” 

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Blogroll Makeover » What do you do to improve the quality of your blogroll?

When was the last time you do a blogroll makeover? Ok, when was the last time you checked your blogroll for dead links and abandoned blogs?

As bloggers, we know that a blogroll is supposed to be a collection of links to other blogs that we recommend to our readers. Therefore, the usual expectation is that, if you have a niche blog, your blogroll will link to bloggers that cover topics related to your blog, not just any random blog you happen to find cute. However, in my case I don’t consider this blog as a niche blog yet, is a whatever-is-interesting Pinoy lifestyle blog, so you will find the links in my blogroll are kindda random. Those are the blogs I often visit - bloggers I met, groups I support and blogs that keep me entertained and updated.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Book Notes: Sepharad by Antonio Munoz Molina

Image Source: Concentration Camp by Aspius
"Generalizations are harmful, I should know, but the real problem is our species, We’re aggressive primates much more dangerous than gorillas or chimpanzees; we carry cruelty and the will to dominate in our brains, and we get the oldest part of the brain from our reptile ancestors. I know the story that’s going around, that in the evolution of the species the instinct for cooperation has served us better than the law of the survival of the fittest. Except that some primates cooperate to wipe others out."
-from Sepharad - p. 316
Antonio Munoz Molina
Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Copyright 2001 Harcourt Publishing Co. Florida

Friday, September 03, 2010

September 10 » Officially Declared as Non Working Holiday in the Philippines

Wow, another long weekend again. I will have enough time writing articles again. 

Here's the official news:

Malacañang has declared September 10 a non-working holiday to give way for the celebration for the end of the Muslims' holy month of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn until sunset.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said President Benigno Simeon Aquino III has signed Proclamation 26, declaring September 10 as a non-working holiday as Muslims celebrate the "Eid ul-Fitr," or the festivities for the end of Ramadan.

How to Control Your Gmail Inbox » Get through your email faster with Gmail Priority Inbox

Do you have an effective way to process and read your priority email so that you can deal with the important matters of the day? As blogger, I always receive lots of email in my Gmail Inbox, and I always want to read first those important emails rather than checking out those chain mails from friends.

Sometimes, I've opened an email and thought, "Hmmmmm, not sure what to do with this. Damn!  I will deal with it later!"—and promptly closed the message or drag it to some folder. I thought if I do this over and over again, it doesn't take long to end up with hundreds—or even thousand messages in my Inbox.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Shortest Movie Review » The Twilight Saga

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"The Lord of the Rings is about friendship and supporting others during life’s trials, Harry Potter is about inner strength, facing adversity and confronting fears, The Twilight Saga is about how important it is to have a boyfriend."

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Grab A Bowl of Mami for FREE! Sagot ka ni Henlin Promo

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I receive this via newsletter. Just want to share this to you guys. Try it! Joining is really easy -  you might win a Free bowl of Mami or cash (For Philippine residents only.) I didn't won a bowl of mami today, I'll try again tomorrow. Let me know if you won. Good-luck! 

"Sagot ka ni Henlin"

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Review of My Blogger Domain Transition

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After winning the Enervon Hapontukin contest and noticing that search engines are giving me traffic for the past few months, thus giving me a  few dollars on my Adsense account, I finally decided to have my own .com domain. Since I'm spending most of my weekend writing articles for this blog, I thought why not try making money out of it. The $10 investment is really worth it, because I'm enjoying this and I'm learning a lot from it.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Notice: My Blog is In Transition

I recently decided to take this really cool hobby of mine into the next level - by having my .com domain without a blogspot. I really like writing about random things, and luckily, search engines are noticing it, so I thought why not get a little serious about it. I'm not really into hardcore SEO, and I'm not planning to write only for SEO. SEO-obsessed blogs tend to lose the blog's personality and credibility. Because their main purpose is to generate traffic,

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ang Bading na Bubuyog » The Tragic Love Story of McDonald and Jollibee

My hang-over was extended up until last night. I thought I could sleep early but I can’t. That tiny headache inside my head was soooo annoying. So, I thought of ordering a double cheeseburger from McDo, hmmm no, I think I’ll have chicken-spaghetti with macaroni soup from Jollibee. But wait.. I think a cheeseburger will do. 

Damn! I can’t decide!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Horray!! I Won the Best Blog Category for the Enervon Hapontukin Contest

Wow, I guess I’m really lucky today – Friday the 13th. I thought this day will gonna be a usual boring Friday. However, when I checked the Nuffnang site, I saw my name on their latest announcement – my blog post “The Rise and Fall of the Hapontukin » 7 ½ Tips on How to Avoid Snoozing on the Job” won the Best Blog Category.

The prize – The Spa Volcanic Rock Massage. Really cool eh?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Friday the 13th » Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th - the unluckiest day on the calendar. The origin of the link between bad luck and Friday the 13th is murky. The whole thing might date to Biblical times (the 13th guest at the Last Supper betrayed Jesus). But whatever is the history or origin of this crap, I still believe that lucky are those who don’t believe in luck.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Naughty Confessions » The Memory of Our “First Time”

As you lie back your muscles tighten. You put me off for a while searching for an excuse, but I refuse to be swayed as I approached you.

I asked if you’re afraid and you shake your head bravely. I had other experiences, but it’s the first time my finger has found the right place.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Environmental Oddities and Mysteries » Phenomenal Wonders Of The Natural World

We live on one of the great jewels in the universe. The fact is - we are truly living in a wonderful and mysterious world but this post is not about the question of how the natural world has come into existence and other environmental mysteries, which has been an endless topic of studies, research, and discussion of faith for a long time.

I received these pictures via e-mail and I was amazed and googled each phenomena to know more about it. Then I realized that, sometimes the best way to appreciate things is not to discover its mysteries, but to just admire it. Let the mystery remain.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Only One Who Understands Love

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment.

When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

FAX SCAM ALERT » Anthony Adams: ABC Financial Solutions Limited Scam Letter

My ever-useful e-mail spam blocker is doing well at blocking terribly annoying spam e-mails, scam letters and other Internet garbage. However, today I received an official looking letter via fax (facsimile) from a company called ABC Financial Solutions Limited from the United Kingdom. The letter states that Mr. Anthony Adams, the company chief auditor has discovered an unused account from a deceased foreigner with surname same as mine and offering to help him transfer the amount of $15.5 million.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

When You Lose Your Dreams, You Die

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.

I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, 'Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?'

Friday, July 16, 2010

Life is an Echo

I just want to share here the story that inspires me today, hope you will be inspired too!  

A little boy got angry with his mother and shouted at her, "I hate you, I hate you."

Because of fear of reprimand, he ran out of the house. He went up to the valley and shouted, "I hate you, I hate you," and back came the echo, "I hate you, I hate you."

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cosplay Mania » Absurd Escapism or Creative Self-expression?

Is cosplay a cool pastime to hone creative self-expression or a nerdy and expensive way to escape pressures of the world? And do you care either way?

I just can’t help but notice this group of teens and adults in amazing anime costume roaming around SM Megamall. I first thought they are the next level Emo, or the evolution of them or perhaps it is a cool new social trend or “pauso” like the Jejemons. However, I later learned in an article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer that they are called cosplayers.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Facebook Awakening »The Most Inspirational Facebook Status Ever Posted

Everybody loves posting their “status” on Facebook – I don’t doubt that. We read our friends' post about everything under the sun - from what they are eating, their current breakup, favorite underwear and whatever-what’s-on-your-mind stuff.

However, have you ever posted something, like a random emotional rant and got surprised the following day because of the amazingly inspiring comments from your friends?

I would call it Facebook Awakening. Read this comments thread, it's so inspiring! If your also inspired click "Like" or write whatever-what’s-on-your-mind on the comments section below.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Rise and Fall of the Hapontukin » 7 ½ Tips on How to Avoid Snoozing on the Job

One rainy afternoon, I finally decided to finish the report my boss was asking a few months ago. I started typing, then suddenly stopped, and gave a big powerful tornado-forming yawn. Then I find myself staring at the cursor like a snake in trance. I didn’t move while the vertical cursor blinked a million times. I suspect Microsof Word is doing something evil to me – the cursor was hypnotizing me. The cool air-con breeze touched my skin. I blinked and then blinked again. The blinking becomes slow and slower and slower like that slow motion scene in the movies. I felt my eyelids turned into leather with my eyes as heavy as bowling balls.

The computer monitor is calling me, whispering “Come inside, they are waiting for you…come my child..forget the report…come..

Monday, June 28, 2010

Nocturnal Wisdom » Thou shall not sleep at seven in the evening

I don’t know if it it’s worth writing what I have to say, because basically I am talking to a half-sleep idiot – which is myself. But I’ll say it for the two or three of you who are not. 

I only got three hours sleep last night because of watching that damn TV series “The Legend of the Seeker” which, by the way, lacks depth. After watching a few episodes I find it has a very common story plot – but I’m still planning to finish season one, and even bought season two DVD. Isn’t it idiotic? Well, still nothing beats Heroes, Lost and Prison Break.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Multi Level Marketing (MLM), Pyramiding and Networking Scams has Urban-Dumb Effect unless it is SugarFree

That night was supposed to be a good jamming, slam dancing night. All was set - the mood, the unintentional black shirts (thanked-goodness Anjho didn’t pursue her emo-laslas-pulso necktie outfit she was planning the other night), we got the best spot near the stage and we are really hyped up for a sweaty, energy draining night. Why of course, that was an ITCHYWORMS-SUGARFREE-URBANDUB Independence Day Rakista concert.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Metro Manila workers to get 22 Pesos wage increase

Well, I guess I have to share this news article to all corporate drones in the blogosphere and hope somebody can clarify this line: “The adjustment will be added to the daily basic pay, but it will only cover minimum wage earners in private companies in Metro Manila.

Here’s the article:

Monday, June 07, 2010

Debris of the Korea Space Launch Vehicle 1 (KSLV-1) to Hit West of Philippines

Manila Philippines -- South Korea plans to launch its domestically assembled satellite-carrying rocket into space on June 9, 2010 informing both the International Civil Aviation Organisation and the International Maritime Organisation of the launch plan to warn aircraft and ships.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Getting High at Majayjay » Taytay Falls, Laguna Escapade

Our original plan for the weekend was to have a barkada picnic at La Mesa Eco Park in Quezon City but decided a group hitch with Anjo’s friends at Majayjay Falls Laguna. I’ve never been there and I only know the place because my friends told me that “Tabing Ilog,”

Monday, May 31, 2010

The Blind Boy » Inspirational Story

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: "I am blind, please help." There were only a few coins in the hat..

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Flaw

There was once a learned scientist.. 

After a lot of practice and efforts, he developed a formula and learned the art of reproducing himself. He did it so perfectly that it was impossible to tell the reproduction from the original.

One day while doing his research, he realized that the Angel of Death was searching for him. In order to remain immortal he reproduced a dozen copies of himself.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

The master of Kennin temple was Mokurai, Silent Thunder. He had a little protégé named Toyo who was only twelve years old. Toyo saw the older disciples visit the master's room each morning and evening to receive instruction in sanzen or personal guidence in which they were given koans to stop mind-wandering.

Toyo wished to do sanzen also.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mind Mapping » How It Can Sort Mental Clutter

Part of my job is taking notes during Executive Meetings and writing meeting minutes afterwards. The problem was, I have trouble keeping up because I can’t take notes as fast as the managers talk. Moreover, during classes in the graduate school, I used to jot down some technical ideas and lecture notes, but by the time I re-read my notes, they make no sense – thus I always keep my USB flash drive handy to copy the presentations, but some professors are not that generous in distributing soft copies.

Similarly, developing an organized blog post was my biggest obstacle. I had my blog post ideas and article snippets scattered into different pages of my organizer with just a few phrases and keywords and nothing else.

About the Blogger

Yodi Insigne
Yodi Insigne is one of those delusional sorts who imagines himself a useful contributor to the greater blogosphere (Well, that's what he's trying to accomplish).

He started blogging for three reasons:

1. He always felt he has something important to say,
2. Books can make him cry, and cliff jumping can make him high,
3. He want to sleep at night.

He is a self-certified bookworm, travel junkie, shutterbug, movie freak, Mangyan hiker who sleeps a lot and think a lot. He got a little vice, which is black coffee and cashew nuts. He got colorblindness on yellow and green - and he freaking loves it!

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