Wednesday, February 24, 2010

EDSA 2010: What have we really learned?

Have we really learned our lesson? Is our lesson to put politicians who only have their private interests into office over and over again? Well, we can’t blame ourselves, right? After all, these so-called “public servants” do a good job in deceiving us during the campaign period. When they win, we can just blame it on them, right? Yeah, we dump all the causes of the problems to whoever wins. Has this become the Filipino’s cycle of life? To blame others for something that we had a part in doing? As Mr. T always says, “I pity the fool!” In many instances, we are the fools.

Let’s not blame our problems (may they be quarterlife crisis, financial issues or any other problems) that we may be having to the government or to the elected officials. We must not rest on the premise that any problem our country is encountering can be solved by mass action in the streets. Yes, mass action can help. It has in some instances. But why not come together even before a problem arises? Prevention is the best medicine, as doctors say.

Today, we “celebrate” another event in our country’s history. A history filled with mass action and other acts of unity. Maybe some for the wrong reasons. Let us not wait for another dictator. Let us not wait for someone who will rob the country of its integrity and pride once again. Let our mass action be to elect officials (not just a president) who are true public servants. Those who put the people first and not their own companies and their friends’ interests and all those other things that we will complain about in the future. Let our mass action start now. Before we regret it. And before we blame others for it—again. My parents always remind me that we only have ourselves to blame for our own misfortune. And they have been accurate.

Let’s be responsible before we become regretful. This should be our mass action. And it starts with you.





Tuesday, February 23, 2010

You know your boyfriend is addicted to NBA Fantasy when...

10. He skips meals just to update his line up.
9. He's happy when a player (most probably not his) sprains an ankle or tweaks a knee.
8. He checks NBA scores more often than going to the salon with you (how many times do you really have to go to the salon in a week?! really!)
7. He researches more about players rather than the best restos and best date places.
6.  He mentions Dwyane Wade's or Kobe Bryant's name after being woken up by a nightmare.
5. He mentions Kobe's name accidentally while you are making love.
4. You never make love because he's always online.
3. You make love online...while he's checking his match up.
2. On a night out, he would pretend to be sleepy so he can go home already and go online to check how his players did.

And the number one way you'll find out your boyfriend is addicted to NBA Fantasy is...

1. What's he doing now? C'mon check up on him:)





Monday, February 22, 2010

Men are just happier people (?)

This was forwarded to me by a co-worker. A funny and truthful (?) read, I must say. Agree? Haha.

MEN ARE JUST HAPPIER PEOPLE

NICKNAMES
1.        If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.
2.        If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Godzilla and Four-eyes.


EATING OUT
1.        When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.
2.        When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.


MONEY
1.        A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
2.        A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.


BATHROOMS
1.        A man has seven items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, shampoo and a towel...
2.        The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.


ARGUMENTS
1.        A woman has the last word in any argument.
2.        Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.


FUTURE
1.        A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
2.        A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.


SUCCESS
1.        A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
2.        A successful woman is one who can find such a man.


MARRIAGE
1.        A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
2.        A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.


DRESSING UP
1.        A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.
2.        A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.


NATURAL
1.        Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.
2.        Women somehow deteriorate during the night.


OFFSPRING
1.        Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favourite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.
2.        A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!

Obviously, a guy wrote this. Haha. Hope you enjoyed it.





Sunday, February 21, 2010

iBlog 6

iBlog6: The 6th Philippine Blogging Summit will be on April 16 and 17, 2010 at the Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, UP Diliman, from 8 am to 5 pm. Registration will still be FREE.
We will very much appreciate if you can help us spread the word about the event and encourage sponsors to support it too.
iBlog6 will be two days this year. The first day (April 16) is targeted for businesses and entrepreneurs wanting to understand how to tap blogs as a medium to promote their products and services. The second day (April 17) is meant to everyone interested about blogging. REGISTER NOW!
Day 1 (April 16, 2010)

9:00 – 9:20 Opening Ceremonies (National Anthem, Welcome)
9:20 – 9:40 Blogging for Business (Janette Toral)
9:45 – 10:05 Tapping Bloggers to Generate Buzz (Jayvee Fernandez)

10:20 to 10:35 BREAK

10:35 – 10:55 Advertising in Blogs (Abe Olandres)
11:10 – 11:40 SPONSOR talk

12:00 – 1:15 LUNCH / NETWORKING

1:15 – 1:35 SEO & Blogging to Promote Your Business (Francis Gary Viray)
1:50 – 2:10 Measuring Blog Buzz (Carlo Ople)
2:25 – 2:45 Legal Concerns in Blogging for Business (JJ Disini)

3:00 – 3:20 BREAK

3:20 – 3:40 Blogger and Advertiser: What is the Win-Win Relationship? (Diana Paterno)
3:55 – 4:15 Online Attraction Marketing (Manuel Viloria)

4:30 RAFFLE and GROUP PICTURE

Day 2 (April 17, 2010)

8:45 Opening Ceremonies (National Anthem & Welcome)
9:00 – 9:20 Blogging 101 (Hannah Villasis)
9:30 – 10:00 Video Blogging 101 (Vince Golangco)
10:15 – 10:35 Photo Blogging 101 (Juned Sonido)

10:50 – 11:05 BREAK

11:05 – 11:40 Political, Online Commentary, Social Media, & Election Blogging 2010 (Marck Ronald Rimorin and Noemi Dado)

12:00 – 1:15 LUNCH & NETWORKING

1:15 – 1:35 (SPONSOR TALK)
1:50 – 2:10 Launching Successful Blog Contests (Jinoe Gavan)
2:25 – 2:45 Blog Policies (UP-ISP)

3:00 – 3:15 BREAK

3:15 – 3:35 Impact of Blogging to the Community (Joseph Gonzales)
3:50 – 4:10 SEO: A Must for Making Money Online (Marhgil Macuha)

4:30 RAFFLE, iBlog Video Contest Winner Announcement, & GROUP PHOTO

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Suicide

What leads people to do it? To cut their veins. To hang themselves. To drink something poisonous (do they even taste good?). To shoot themselves in the head. Jump off a bridge or a building. Why? I mean...why?!

I understand that I'm lucky that I didn't get to experience what they are going through (or went through since they're now...uhm...six feet under) or that I did and I just handled it better. I mean, yeah, I've had my heart broken. I've failed at something (or some things) in life. I've been treated badly by other people (even my family) but I'm still here. I never thought of throwing myself in front of the bus or even running for office (this is the ultimate suicide for me). Yeah, I've crossed EDSA but there were traffic enforcers and stop lights to guide me. I just can't understand what drives people to do that to themselves. Not just to themselves but to the people who love and care about them. Dealing with death alone is terrible. What more understanding or getting over death by suicide. Kinda makes you think, "What did we do wrong?", "San tayo nagkulang?" and other questions like that. I wonder what goes on in their minds while they're about to do it or while actually attempting to kill themselves. Or are they even sane at all?

I heard that most people do that as a way of escaping their problems. But I think that's the coward's way. There are many ways on how we can solve our problems. Getting TV time while you're on a billboard on EDSA will definitely not.

Sourcing out an article about suicide on Wikipedia, it said: "According to the theology of the Catholic Church, death by suicide is considered a grave or serious sin. The chief Catholic Christian argument is that one's life is the property of God and a gift to the world, and to destroy that life is to wrongly assert dominion over what is God's and is a tragic loss of hope." And they also say that your soul will stay put here on Earth if not go directly to hell. Scary. It's equivalent to killing someone else.

Maybe only the people who committed suicide can understand themselves. I certainly don't. God gave us our lives, man. A life. That's just not something that we can throw away just like that. If you have a problem, pray. Talk to a friend. Never think of ending it. Never. God brought us here for a purpose. He gave us life and gave us opportunities. Let's not waste it.

There are many ways to deal with trouble or problems in life. Everything can be solved--one way or another. And people are willing to help. Don't keep to yourself. Talking about your problem may not always be good but if it's major enough that you want to kill yourself, then you need someone to talk to.

Suicide is not an answer. It just worsens the problem. Your problem and everyone else who loves you.






Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Samsung Omnia Pro B7610

 
This is a phone that balances your life with your work. Or vice versa. Or simultaneously. Well, whatever it is that you find use for for this phone, this new phone from Samsung is definitely useful.

Both for business or play (the phone, not the saleslady who sold you this), this model surely makes life more easier and less hectic. Imagine a touch screen plus a QWERTY (i love typing this) phone that is designed to make any ugly person look good. Seriously. Just by holding the phone, I was able to get four numbers. 1, 2, 3 and 4--the default password. Oh well.

The Omnia B7610 also features a 5-megapixel camera and multi-codec supported high quality video on a brilliant AMOLED display so you can capture more embarrassing moments of you and your friends.

For people who love to travel and more often than not get lost, the A-GPS with navigation is an added bonus.

I was blown away with the Windows Mobile 6.5 version so you better check this phone out. It already has a Facebook application installed to it too plus its wifi connectivity is pretty easy to use and abuse.

For just P20,500? Wow, this surely is going to be on my list of what-to-get-myself-after-I-get-my-girlfriend-what-she-wants for Valentine's.