Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hapless People of CDO & Iligan - They need our help!

Cagayan de Oro and Iligan is very close to my heart. In fact, I am very familiar of every nook and cranny of there streets even until now. I was part of the culture and life of these cities way back. Thus, when I heard, read of what had happened - my hearts melt and I was so sad. Well, of the fact that these cities are not the most sinful cities if not in the world or in the Philippines. 

The Wrath of nature is not justifiable but perhaps because of what people have done to the forests, mountains etc - No wonder its not the wrath of nature but the repercussion of that wrongful acts. Those hapless and Dead people are just the collateral damage of what had happened but some people are the one to blame - those corrupts who are blind of easy money and allow mining and logging companies to exploit with out small consideration of the majority and the future.

Well, I am begging you guys to please help and donate in your own small way either money or in-kind. They don't deserve this punishment but because of the fact that its happened already, what we need is yours and my actions to help and donate. Anyway, if you would like to send money, heres the following bank accounts of Abs-Cbn Sagip Kapamilya:

Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Bank: BDO
Branch: Sct Albano
Account Number: Peso 0039301-14199 Dollar 1039300-81622
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Bank: BPI
Branch: West Triangle
Account Number: Peso 3051-1127-75 Dollar 3054-0270-35
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Bank: PNB
Branch: Timog
Account Number: Peso 419-539-5000-13 Dollar 419-539-5000-21
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011 Christmas Wish List:-)

Every year I made several wishes but only few is granted or even none. This year I am wishing of losing weight enormously so I won't buy any more clothes, pants etc ha ha ha ha. My wish also is to give more out of my blessings because the real essence of Christmas is to give than to blab of expecting something will give. I don't know maybe because I was not brought up as a kid of expecting something - perhaps because all my ninangs or ninongs are not based in our town so no one is giving me something except during school Christmas party. Even in school Christmas party, I am one of the least who can get few gifts. So Christmas is not really for me when it comes of receiving something.


But all through the years, God is been so good to me. So in return of His goodness, I always share my blessings (at least in my knowledge he he he) but I really did. It's always in my actions of sharing maybe with in my families or few friends only (sorry sa mga nkalimutan or taken for granted). And my last wish is I hope I can travel to europe - it may sound social but its not its just one of the countries you need to visit and explore. Well, to our filipino culture and mentality - your being social maybe because of the spectacular views as well as the clothes your going to wear especially winter but its really a mentality because when your there they have all the problems socially and economically than the other countries you visited already - they have snatchers, unemployed people who took your left over foods in McDo plus the unbearable coldness in which most of the time you cannot sustain staying out. You chilled and everything! So its just really in the picture but critically these countries are just the same as ours. Our economy is far better - they are even on the brink of recession til now. 


And my other last wish hahaha is for my family to have a better health, In good condition and financially free from obligations. Thats all and may we all have a brightier, wealthier Christmas this year and years to come. Happy Holidays:-)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Visa Application - So annoying.....Racist atleast for me!

This week I apply for schengen visa in Italian Embassy. I am so excited so I headed early to the embassy office of thinking I will be the first person in the queue and voila! when I arrived there, indeed I am. Its like Im ahead of 10 minutes prior to open so I waited for another 10 minutes. Then suddenly a voice over came and asked whats my appointment so I explain and the guy let me in. Upon entering,  the guy told me to wait again "Madam is not yet ready" and later on, he told me to pass through that security alarm same like in the airport and then he instructed me to go straight and wait there. I went straight and enter a small door and then inside is like an investigation room infront of you is a small cashier window. 


A fat old woman is in the counter, thinking I can made her day so beautiful, I smiled cheerfully and greeted her "Bon Giorno, Madam" she just replied "Good Morning" and then, I showed her all the documents they needed. Question after question after question after question and so I answered after answer after answer after answer. 


After all those deliberations etc shes not convinced.  She told me to send a new documents; approved leave and stamped bank statement from the bank itself period. Yet Im not also convince of her reasons, I retort back and she replied if you will not stop I will inform the embassy to ban you from entering this embassy and so I surrendered. Upon leaving - I said to myself Racist..I dont care if she hear that as long as I express my dismay. But now I'm okey, I think they have the right to demand let's see whats store for me the next round. hehehehee:-)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Amazing Places to Go

I found this on the net and totally amazed of these places. With more money, time and energy why not coconut.
Stone Mirror Floor - Antalya, Turkey

Étretat - Normandy, Northern France.

IK-Kil - Cenote, Mexico

The Treasury - Petra, Jordan

Benteng Chittorgarh, India
The Incas - Macchu Picchu, Peru

The Hilton, Bora-Bora, French Polynesia, Fiji

(Heaven's Gate Mountain) - Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China

Vernazza (Cinqueterre), Italy

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Amusing, Funny and Trulili!


I found these Post Cards with quotations in the internet through www.coolhunter.com. I really had an LOL with these cards!


Monday, August 29, 2011

How to spend my one week holiday at home productive, fruitful!


I was pest off! One week off! I should have plan this ahead kalokah but anyway I am still grateful to God that he gived me the opportunity to travel. Lately, I have been thinking a lot of what should I do regarding this one, Grrrhhh :-(


Google the best search engine on earth gived me this one and I am inspired of doing what this blogger (http://www.moneywise24.com) is talking about:-)

Getting up early
Get up around 9 or 10 in the morning at the latest daw and make myself a coffee and perhaps a light breakfast. check  e-mails and watch some news. Hokey:-)

Blogging / my websites
Good Idea Blog na lang ng Blog coz During  holiday daw, We are at ease thus we can brainstorm any interesting topics. This allow us  to write as much as four or five articles or pages at  the same time, and it gives us a satisfied feeling of spending our time productively. O divah!

Language learning
 I will think about this - hahahha watcha think Bellisima Ganda? hahahaha

Fitness / sports
Gym ng Gym or Jog ng Jog and we need to spend an increased amount of time to do sports.Yun yun

Cycling in the park
Hmmm Corniche is on my mind  on this thing and why not try this week and saunter the long stretch of abudhabi corniche malay mo may Papang feel ang kgandahan ko:-) chos

Visit a lake or the sea side
Again another great idea nang makamunimuni at mag fantasya hahahaha divah ganda pinoy stories kaagad!

Tidy up my room
Tumahhhh medyo untidy na ang room ko sa katamaran kech.

Cook something really special
why not coconut! Voila My favorite Hawaiian Pork Ribs or Shrimp cook in garlic and sprite vengga

Evaluating my investments/finances etc
Holidays are a great time to take a closer look at my finances  and my spending habits etc. Baka max out na ang card ko stoppage na magkaskas. Well, actually thats what I am doing now!

And last but not the least, Spending a holiday at home does not need to be boring or dull. You just need to be creative in making you holiday home fun fun fun

Saturday, August 27, 2011

MY GRAND INDOCHINA TOUR


INDOCHINA: VIETNAM - LAOS - CAMBODIA




 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Không Có Chi -Welcome! Cảm ơn chị/ Cảm ơn anh-Thank You(Male/Female)!
Interesting Facts of Viet Nam as per Wikipedia: Vietnam is approximately 331,688 km2 (128,065 sq mi) in area (not including Hoang Sa and Truong Sa islands), larger than Italy and almost the size of Germany. The combined length of the country's land boundaries is 4,639 km (2,883 mi) and its coastline (excluding islands) is 3,444 km (2,140 mi). The topography consists of hills and densely forested mountains, with level land covering no more than 20%. Mountains account for 40% of the area, with smaller hills accounting for 40% and tropical forests 42%.





Vientianne/Paksi, Laos - Sa-bai-Dee - Thank You!  Boh pen yang - Welcome!
As per Wikipedia the term "Laotian" does not necessarily refer to the Lao language, ethnic Lao people, language or customs, but is a political term that also includes the non-ethnic Lao groups within Laos and identifies them as "Laotian" because of their political citizenship. Laos has the youngest population of any country in Asia with a median age of 19.3 years.Laos' population was estimated at 6.8 million in early 2009, dispersed unevenly across the country. Most people live in valleys of the Mekong River and its tributaries. Vientiane prefecture, the capital and largest city, had about 740,010 residents in 2008. The country's population density was 27/km2





Siem Reap/Phnompenh, Cambodia - Muhn ay te or Unjuhn - Welcome! Aw ko-oon - Thank You! Bong - Mate!
Interesting Facts about Cambodia : The civil war and neglect severely damaged Cambodia's transport system, but with assistance and equipment from other countries Cambodia has been upgrading the main highways to international standards and most are vastly improved from 2006. Most main roads are now paved.
Cambodia has two rail lines, totalling about 612 kilometers (380 mi) of single, one meter gauge track. The lines run from the capital to Sihanoukville on the southern coast, and from Phnom Penh to Sisophon (although trains often run only as far as battambang. Currently only one passenger train per week operates between Phnom Penh and Battambang.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Of Buying a Property


Before, I was so pessimistic enough not to buy a property especially that I am single and no plans of settling yet. Now that my siblings have their own properties, they encourage me to buy one and that's why I bought one for myself.

I dunno what's the good thing of buying a property but somehow I made some realizations now that I am getting older and wiser(char!) that to buy a property is to invest for the future and also the pride of ownership - of owning one's house and this means that I can paint the walls of my house any color I like, turn up the volume on my CD player anytime I want, attach permanent fixtures and decorate my home according to my taste. Home ownership gives me and my family a sense of stability and security.

I do not know what will be my next investment but so far Investing on Travel gives me the sense of fulfillment and happiness hahaha;-)

Photography - I am loving it!!

This is the hobby that I told you my dear followers, Very creative indeed! After researching and canvassing about DSLR camera on whats the best and durable, etc;  I  finally bought a Nikon DSLR camera D3100. In one of the blogs that I read and I quote that "Nikon D3100 is one of the best DSLR for a beginner". And that sums up all my decision of buying one.

Photography really push you to the limit especially your creativity. It somehow helps you how to hone your creative skills because I just know now that even you do not have that creativity yet but when you try and explore eventually it will come out. Its a matter of practice actually. Anyways, here are my sample of my photographs. Enjoy my works!














Working with a Start-Up Company

To my fans and followers, I am so sorry for not updating this blog. Well, because I was busy with my new work, secondly I had this new hobby that I cannot resist holding on and last but not the least, I really forgot that I have something that I owe it to you guys and that is of telling you what's on my mind and what's up on my personal and career life(char:-)!

Well, well anyways here's my first entry which is obviously in the title. I am like 3 months or so now with my new company and so far so good. I am little bit busy sometimes and sometimes not, my new company is new to Abu-Dhabi , its actually a start up company. But then there is a mother company that is based in US which provided the funds, logistics and the people in order for  my new company to compete and survive here in the middle east. For confidentiality, I will not disclose my company's name because the nature of it is something sensitive.

Let's go to my work and the people - for a few months I really pity myself because I have a bit of loads whilst other don't have than just sit and do face book for the whole 8 hours. Its something unfair but then its their work ethics plus it infuriates me because this kind of employee is really incompetent, he even doesn't know how to operate basic excel that's why he keeps bugging  and ask me how to do this and that. Shame on Him but then he is not really learning even to the point that I tell him straight to his face that I am not your teacher to teach you on how to do that, It is highly expected of you the fact that your getting 5 figures and even higher rate than me. But right now, I am okay and happy in a way because I have other colleague now who in away knows about his job and even can help me how to lessen my work through initiatives and techniques. We are team work in a way. GOD is good all the time!

And to end this entry, I can say that working in a start up company has to sides of the story, its either you lost or you contribute/help. If you have that solid experience and know your job very much, probably you can help the company how to structure the path and the process but if your just a nuisance and just got lucky ending up with this job, you will wait for something to happen because you afraid to share and contribute to the company. Also, I believe in Employee Working Attitude - even if you have a little bit of experience but if you are raring to go and do the extra mile stuff, eventually you perfectly do your job.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Job, New Challenge

To God be the Glory! After working for about 3 years and 5 months with Halcrow, I finally got a new work and a new company. It really feels good and I am very excited to meet my new boss and my new colleagues. I really hope I can eventually blend/connect with them. Adjustment period is really one thing to consider the fact that we are from different backgrounds and nationalities. But based on my previous job Expats from Europe, UK and Canada are easy to deal with and the same thing that I'm expecting with the people that I will be working soon.

Well, It's really a new adventure and a new challenge but the best thing to deal with is to ride it well and if ever there is bumpy roads along the way then I just have to deal it with accordingly. Good Luck to me anyway:-)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Appreciating Lomography




















 
I dunno but I guess most of us loves Photography either plain photography or taking photography as a serious art. Anyways. I just found out recently that there is a synonymous term for Photography, they call it Lomography. Lomography as per its website is a magazine, a shop or a community dedicated to analogue photography. Analogue photography means its a manual photography that needs manual camera not that what u think as DSLR and it needs a real black film back when our cameras are battery operated not digitalized. But these models of camera are enhance to suit the taste of modern times etc. Below is a sample of unique, fierce lomograph camera:


 As per history of Lomography and I quoted that "It began with a fateful encounter in the early 1990s, when two students in Vienna, Austria, stumbled upon the Lomo Kompakt Automat – a small, enigmatic Russian camera. Mindlessly taking shots from the hip, and sometimes looking through the viewfinder, they were astounded with the mindblowing photos that it produced – the colours were vibrant, with deep saturation and vignettes that framed the shot – it was nothing like they had seen before! Upon returning home, friends wanted their own Lomo LC-A, igniting a new style of artistic experimental photography that we now know as Lomography!". Thus, millions of people are taking interest now of this hobby and I one of those over gaga of this hobby.
(Note : Photos courtesy of www.lomography.com)

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