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Friday, April 30, 2010

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival


This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of goviral. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey guys, have you heard about the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival? I read that this popular event attracts more than 125,000 people from around the world every year. This is a week-long event that features marquee musicians, which includes my all time favorite, as well as most of you--- Gladys Knight, not to mention, Herbie Hancock and Jeff Beck. They will be performing at various points and locations in the heart of downtown Rochester, NY. OMG! I wish I could join this event. Praying to all the gods and deities to grant this simple wish for myself, lol...

Anyway, while most festival-goers would focus on the music, Xerox and of course, the event organizers will focus on the business of entertainment. I am sure Xerox products and services will be at work at every aspect of the festival. I guess we could get free copies of our our favorite hits so we can have a copy while our favorite artists will sing for us.. hehehe.. Just me and my wishful thinking.. But, who knows? I'd love to sing my heart out together with my favorite singer. And if I do not memorize the lyrics, a copy would be appreciated, lol..

Check out the video I found.



I am sure you will like every aspect of the festival, so do not miss it..

Visit my sponsor: Xerox and Rochester Jazz festival


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Just The Tip of An Iceberg Dot Com


Hello guys, I just bought a new domain for this blog. Do change my blog url in your bloglist or blogroll to www.justthetiponaniceberg.comIt may take 24 hours for it to work but eventually it will. All posts from www.eleanormordenoaguilar.blogspot.com shall be redirected to this new domain.

So, thanks in advance..

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Must Join BC Bloggers 3

Calling all bloggers who want to gain friends in the blogosphere and build links at the same time – BC Bloggers 3 is now open. To join just visit Mommy Diary, read the requirements, and fill out the Application Form.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go Go Go..



Missy Bon Bon in Cagayan de Oro City


The CDO Bloggers were given a sumptuous breakfast treat by Missy Bon Bon this morning. Photo above was what I ordered. That's the delicious Steak Breakfast which costs P 150 per plate, plus a cup of Mixed Berry at P 55 per cup. For dessert, Mommy Laine, Mommy Phebz, Mommy Venus and I shared the Green Tea Cheesecake..

Mmmm...Yummy Breakfast..
Full Mommies, Happy Mommy Bloggers...lol..

Apart from the free breakfast, we were also given Missy BonBon goodies to take home for us to sample inside the very lovely Yellow (blue for some) Missy Bon Bon EnviroBag. Of course, we also bought ourselves some pasalubong for our families as the bread bar was simply irresistible. I bought the Ciabatta and a loaf of Wheat Bread for my parents and other delicious goodies for my little princess.

After our customary CDO Bloggers group photos, in between chitchats with owner, Henrick Yu, and each blogger's random product photos, Mommy Phebie, Mommy Laine and I went back and bought ourselves the famous Missy Bon Bon Gelato.

I had Tiramisu, Mommy Phebz had Biscotti and Mommy Laine had Stracciatella. All our orders in a cup to share, lol.. Well, if you buy a cup for each flavor, I tell you, it will go to your waist, and your pocket will suffer, lol.. But with sharing, you get to taste three flavors all at once. Price for Gelato ranges from P 45 to P 55, depending on the flavor.

To avail of these tasty treats, and many others, go to Missy Bon Bon at the Robinson's Supermarket 2nd Level, Cagayan de Oro City and of course, at Rosario Drive (adjacent to McDonalds LKKS), Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, from 7am to 10pm daily.

I will be posting more about this event in my food blog at MORE FOOD ADVENTURES and at EMPOWERED MOM.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Real Issues and the Next Philippine President

Election on May 10 is fast approaching. And boy, everyday, I get crazy text messages and forwarded emails from people known and unknown to me. Text and email spammers, I really do not appreciate what you are doing. I end up cleaning spam messages.. Please stop sending them.. As if they are contributing much to my life's happiness and security, lol..

Anyway, here is why you need not send me those crazy spam messages:

1.) I am not STUPID. You can not dictate what I will have in my head, as well as in my heart;
2.) Your SPAM messages are malicious and colored, although they have some sense and points to ponder on too;
3.) I do my own research, and get them from different reliable sources, then, I weigh things and decide;
4.) However you text or send emails to destroy credibility of the candidate you do not like, still, there is something I find annoying about your candidate. So beat it!

Right now, all I can say is that I have not decided any bet for the presidency. So let's just talk about issues and not about candidates. Below are my points of view about the real issues (bogus issues are not at all worth talking about) that highly affect our presidential candidates:

I. Villar's Campaign Expenses:

We all know that Manny Villar is a businessman. And the point on text and in the emails sent to me circled on his expenses for the campaigns. And as a businessman, his capacity to get back his losses during his campaigns, if and when he sits as the president of the country later on. Point taken. And yes, I may agree with you on that. But, isn't it a FACT that ALL CANDIDATES SPEND. And when they win, don't you think that the allegations in the text messages could also apply to anyone of them? I am not Pro-Villar, just wanna emphasize on that!

II. ERAP and the cases filed against him:

I think they are highly irrelevant. He is a FREE Man now and all the scandals and jueteng was never proven to be his misdoings despite the many statements and evidences, real or faked, that had been presented. I am not Pro-ERAP but for me, he was a victim of politics too. I guess he was up to something that really pissed his opponents at that time that everything went bad. He served in prison and suffered, but I do not believe he is at all a bad leader. He just didn't have the right people in media to make him look good no matter how he and Dr. Loi would do good things for the people. As a matter of fact, I have known some medical missions that were never given highlight or the spotlight. Well, I guess WE do not really have to be in politics to serve other people anyway.

III. Gibo Teodoro is often referred in the text message that says, "Magaling, Pero May Kulang":

Well, nobody is perfect. I am not Pro-Gibo, but I appreciate the fact that he and his camp do not do anything crazy or say crazy things against anyone from their opponents. And to be honest, I like the positive attitude that he and his camp display.

IV. Gordon:
I haven't heard of any issues so far. FYI, I am not Pro-Gordon. I just have not heard of anything as of the moment. But, I did receive text and email messages saying that Gordon is the perfect choice compared to 4 other candidates. Hmm.. I will decide on that come May 10.

V. Eddie Villanueva:
No issues so far. But I just know I will definitely NOT be voting for him. I should like to think that Brother Eddie is good at what he does, and if he will sit in Malacañang, I am afraid it will tarnish the goodness in him. Religion and the state are always two separate entities. Anyway, Nothing is definite though. I may yet change my mind..

VI. Noynoy Aquino and The Hacienda Luisita:

Noynoy is urged to solve Hacienda Luisita problems and other related issues attached to it. He is likewise challenged to put an end in its controversy if he wins. While Noynoy's camp says that Noynoy owns only 1% of the said property, his opponents say he should still do something about it. He is often asked about the "Noynoy plans for Hacienda Luisita" and how he is to go about it if and when he becomes president.

You may think I am Pro-Noynoy, as he is the last on this list. But my answer is again, NO! I am not Pro-Noynoy either. I have presented him last in this post of mine, mainly because the issue on Hacienda Luisita is not only Noynoy's concern. It is the concern of who ever sits on the president's seat in Malacañang after the May 10 elections. There are lots of issues revolving around the said Land Issue. And the fact that many presidents have come and gone, still, it has continued to be a problem.

The video below speaks of how farmers have come to terms with the land problem at Hacienda Luisita, and even caused the death of some.


Now, tell me. Is this issue relevant in the coming elections or not? If Noynoy wins, do you think farmers of the Hacienda Luisita can get the land physically and not just the stocks? If Villar wins, do you think the said lands will be distributed to them as how Villar distributes homes and houses for FREE? If Gibo or anyone among the presidential candidates will win, will the farmers get the land as promised?

The presidential candidates I mentioned above may have different platforms. But no matter how we put it, land, not just Hacienda Luisita perse, is an issue even before these presidential candidates were born. And land issues will continue to be an issue, unless what is specifically promised to Juan is given to Juan.

In my understanding, the farmers believe they have every right to fight for what was promised by law, that was never given to them. And what's frustrating about it is that, based on my readings and research, every president that tackled agrarian reform never really fully implemented it according to the law. In fairness to Marcos, he was supposed to be on the right track, but I guess, like what happened to Erap, whenever a leader is up to something , some other issue is placed where fate will decide for this said leader to be removed from office. And the real issue is forgotten or replaced by another issue that the country will be busy debating about.

How many more presidents will sit in Malacañang and still, nothing good happens to a long standing issue? Noynoy Aquino may only have as little as 1% share but he is indebted to the fathers, and the ancestors of these said farmers to give the lands under the laws that govern agrarian reform if he wins. But then again, if he won't win, how will he be able to do that if his 1% share does not give him a voice at the board of Hacienda Luisita.. It seems that this issue is directly pointed at him mainly because he is part of the hacienda itself. But if we remove that fact and focus on the issue of Land reform or the agrarian reform issues of our country, we can see that it is not only Hacienda Luisita that has had the same issues.

Ah.. issues and politics! They always go together...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

CEPALCO Brownout Schedule: April 20-28

Cause: New DAILY Brownout Schedules [April 20 to 28] due to the continuing power supply curtailments imposed by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines [NGCP] all over Mindanao

Actual Interruption Schedule: 04/20/2010

Time Start: rotational 5 hours (8:00am-1:00pm; 1:00pm-6:00pm; 6:00pm-11:00pm)

Interruption Details:

16 April 2010

NOTICE to All CEPALCO Customers
Subject: DAILY Brownout Schedules for April 20 to 28, 2010

Please find below the load shedding schedule [5 Hours DAILY rotating brownouts] within the CEPALCO service area for the period April 20 to 28, 2010 due to the continuing power supply curtailments imposed by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines [NGCP] all over Mindanao. Again, CEPALCO would like to caution customers that the actual switch off and switch on time may vary from the announced schedule depending on the actual load curtailment levels imposed by NGCP on CEPALCO on a day to day basis.

Time of Brownout

Dates: April 20, 23 & 26
8:00am to 1:00pm – Group B
1:00pm to 6:00pm – Group C
6:00pm to 11:00pm – Group A

Dates: April 21, 24 & 27
8:00am to 1:00pm – Group C
1:00pm to 6:00pm – Group A
6:00pm to 11:00pm – Group B

Dates: April 22, 25 & 28
8:00am to 1:00pm – Group A
1:00pm to 6:00pm – Group B
6:00pm to 11:00pm – Group C

GROUP A Areas [Charlie 1 & Charlie 4]:
CHARLIE 1:
1. Greater portion of the City Poblacion along and bounded by Hayes St., Mortola St., JR Borja St. including S.Daumar St. up to corner JR. Borja St., Aguinaldo St. up to corner Justo Ramonal St.,
2. Along Pabayo St.; including portions of C. Pacana St., JR Borja St., Gomez St., C.Taal St., T.Neri St., Abejuela St., Hayes St. and Gaerlan St. from Pabayo St..
3. Hayes St. from corner A.Velez St. towards City Hall area & Burgos St., along T.Chavez St. from Burgos St. up to Tiano Bros. St. – including portions of Tiano Bros. St., Rizal St., Capistrano St. from Hayes St.; and; Dolores St..
4. Along Burgos St. from T.Chavez St. up to corner Gomez St. including portions of Abejuela St., T.Neri St., Cruz Taal St. and Gomez St. from Burgos St..
5. Surroundings along Mabini St. from corner A.Velez St. towards Capistrano St. up to corner Gomez St. including portions of Tiano Bros. St. from Mabini St.; Yacapin St. from Capistrano St. towards Burgos St.; and; C.Pacana St., JR Borja St. and Gomez St. from Capistrano St.
6. Along Pabayo and T. Saco Streets from Dolores towards Clementino Chaves St. up to 15th-26th St., Nazareth.
7. Greater portion of Macasandig, all of Tibasak, all the way to Taguanao.
CHARLIE 4:
1. Portions of Camaman-an near and including towards Manto to the San Jose and St. Vianney Seminaries, greater portion of Camaman-an proper towards Bontong, Bolonsori up to Upper Camaman-an and Hayes Subdivision including Tipolohon.
2. Part of Limketkai Center, Lapasan including Mc Donalds, PNB and Allied Bank.
3. Along Recto Ave. from corner Agora Road towards Maharlika Bridge including Coca-Cola Plant & Osmeña Ext.. up to Gaabucayan St.
4. Portion of A.Luna St. towards all of Mabulay Subdivision including portion of the Provincial Capitol and Provincial Hospital Area.
5. Medical Center area along and bounded by Capistrano St., Echem St. up to corner Akut St., A.Velez St., and Recto Ave.(UCCP side), including all of Consolacion.
6. Corrales Ext. from Gaabucayan St. towards most of PPA area.
7. J.Pacana St. from Recto Avenue towards all of Macabalan area.
8. All of RER Subdivision Phases I & 2 including Dolores compound; towards Fortune Express Shop along Maharlika Highway; including all of NHA-KSS Subdivision and portion of Bayabas near Manila Broadcasting Radio Station to Capisnon area.
9. Greater part of Bulua from Bulua Rotonda towards all of Iponan.
10. Greater part of Patag including Calamansi Drive, Apovel subdivision, Terry Hills subdivision and Anhawon, Bulua area.

GROUP B Areas [Carmen 3, Tango 1 & Pueblo 2]:
CARMEN 3:
1. Portions of Carmen: along vicinities of Villarin St. towards portion of Canitoan-Pagatpat Road; including St. Mary’s Academy (formerly Cathedral School of Technology), Golden Village, City Hospital-DOH Area, COWD reservoir and Seriña St. from Villarin St. down to Madonna and Child Hospital.
2. M.Suniel St. from Villarin St. down towards portion of Mabolo St.; including Matilde Neri St., Dabatian St. and Cagayan de Oro College area; and; portion of Lirio St. area.
3. Portions of Upper Carmen towards Dagong including SM CITY; PRYCE HOTEL; SPUM & SEARSOLIN.
TANGO 1:
1. Portions of Natumulan down to Casinglot, Tagoloan.
2. All the Barangays of Bugo, Puerto, Tin-ao, Agusan, Tablon, Baloy, Cugman, Gusa, and greater portion of Lapasan.
3. Portions of Lapasan-Camaman-an road from Recto Ave. towards Limketkai Commercial Center including Grand Caprice Restaurant.
4. All of Osmeña St. and portion of Cogon Market Area (JR Borja side and Yacapin side) including Roxas St. towards portion of JR Borja St.
5. Upper Gusa, Indahag, Malasag, FS Catanico and Balubal.
6. Agora Market area including Gaabucayan St.
7. Corrales Ext. from corner Recto Ave. up to Gaabucayan St.
8. DMPI plantation, MENZI Agri, etc.
PUEBLO 2 :
1. Portions of Upper Carmen, Upper Balulang and all of Brgy. Lumbia including; PNR Sawmill, Shop and transmitter; Pueblo de Oro, Camella Homes, Xavier Estates, Xavier Heights, Xavier High School, La Buena Vida, Frontiera and Montana subdivisions; CAA-BAT Lumbia Airport & Rio Verde.

GROUP C Areas [Charlie 2, Carmen 1, Carmen 2, Tango 2]:
CHARLIE 2:
1. Portions of T.Chavez St. from Corrales Ave. up to Tiano Bros. St. including portions of A.Velez St from Hayes St..
2. Along Hayes St. from Camaman-an towards V.Roa St. up to corner J.Ramonal Ext., including Pinikitan, Adela, Balangiao area, Quirino St. and Yacapin Ext.; portions of Macasandig, XU Grade School areas.
3. Along J.Ramonal Ext. from Sto. Niño, Cogon towards V.Roa St., R.Chavez St. up to Corrales Ave. corner A.Luna St.; D. Velez St & Yacapin St., JR Borja Sts between V. Roa St. and Mortola St.(PNB/Everbest) towards Daumar Sts. To Yacapin Ext. up to Doña Nieves St.
4. Along Corrales Ave. towards FICCO, Nazareth, including Yacapin Street Towards Capistrano St.,
5. Greater portion of Nazareth; greater portion of Ramonal Village. From Hayes-12th Sts up to T.Saco-14th Sts. ,T.Saco-6th Sts.,14th-21st Sts., and 15th-21st Sts.
CARMEN 1:
1. Greater portion of Carmen along Lirio St., from Trinity St., towards Oak St., Max Suniel St., Vamenta Blvd, up to cor. Jasmin St. including Waterlily St. and the Carmen market area.
2. Along Mabolo St. from Lirio St. towards corner Rosal St. including portion of Marigold St. .
3. Portions of Carmen: vicinities along Vamenta Blvd. from Fernandez St. towards greater part of Ilaya including Zayas St. up to Callos-Elloso St.: portions of Ipil St. and Mahogany St. from Fernandez St.; and; Seriña St. from COA towards Gumamela Ext.St., Guani Coliseum (former O.Roa’s) and Maharlika Police Station.
4. All of Macanhan, Carmen towards all of Lower Balulang.
CARMEN 2:
1. Portions of Carmen along Yacal St. towards Lirio St., Vamenta Blvd., Waling-waling St. upto GSIS area including Ferrabrel St., Mango St. and portion of Rosal St. and Marigold St.
2. All of Kauswagan proper including Fairlane Village and portion of Capisnon, Bonbon and Bayabas.
3. Isla de Oro.
4. Along Montalban St. from near Tiano Bros. St. towards Burgos St., del Pilar St. and Magsaysay St. including portions of Macahambus St. and Abellanosa St. from Burgos St..
5. Portions of A.Luna St. from corner Corrales Ave.; towards vicinities along A.Velez St. upto corner Mabini St. including portion of Macahambus St. from A.Velez St. and Tiano Bros. St. from Macahambus St..
TANGO 2:
1. Portions of Natumulan, greater Tagoloan proper, all the Barangays of Baluarte, Pulot, Sugbongcogon, and Gracia, Tagoloan
2. All the Barangays of Sta. Cruz, Mohon, Sta. Ana, and Sto. Rosario, Tagoloan including Kimaya, Villanueva.
3. All of Villanueva and Jasaan, Misamis Oriental.

We hope all CEPALCO customers & the public in general will be guided by this announcement. Thank you.

Released by:

Marilyn A. Chavez
Senior Manager
Customer & Community Relations Dept.



Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tables & Chairs and More

My friend Sam is fond of visiting trade show exhibits. It is in them that she sees lots of wonderful items like table covers or a table top display, or even directors chairs, loungers and many others at a very affordable prices. What's so nice about exhibits is that some wonderful manufacturers and suppliers sell their items at low prices to gain public following, at the same time, they tend to be better products as they are most likely the first batch of products that suppliers and manufacturers alike would present would be clients for more future orders.

Which reminds me, since trade shows are all that helpful, maybe Mary Jean, my friend who makes really colorful bedspreads, should join to let people know that she has so much to offer in the very products their small family owned and family run company is producing. I think it will help her make her ground in the business scene.



Webhosting: Right on Target

When I started blogging, I never really understood what web hosting is all about. In fact, I have continued to be ignorant about it until I was advised by a fellow mommy blogger to get a web-host for my blogs. She gave me some tips to be become successful in E-Commerce business, and definitely, web-hosting is one key factor.

So there I was a year ago, asking questions, reading reviews and consulted with some experts as to know how to do it good. Tips here and there, and everywhere. I followed advice, I learned. I had to to learn everything. And so now, I am a bit doing fine. When I was knowledgeable enough, I also taught others. In terms of success for my online endeavor, well, I am almost there.. But somehow I could say that having been taught has its rewards. My sites are now doing better than how they were when I started them.

But here is the most important reminder: Web-hosting is best when you get hosted by a known host or sponsor that is reliable, and affordable.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tools That Can Help A Lot.

When I was writing for Shopwiki, there were two tools that I have continued using until today. Why? Because the said tools are very useful for bloggers as well.

a.) The Plagiarism Checker helps a lot especially when you are about to submit a very serious article or post that requires good and honest opinion as well as originality.

b.) The Word Count Tool helps a lot for immediate count of words when MS Word or Wordpress is not used.

I am so thankful for these two as they are really very effective.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Shopping Guide for All...

I have read so much about skating sun glasses as well as skiing sun glasses. There are also mountain sunglasses that is widely talked about online. Then when finally I wrote about Julbo at Shopwiki, I got to know more about all of them that I barely knew about.

Well, Shopwiki is your bridge to anything and everything that you can buy. Shopping is its main objective but helping shoppers shop is its thrust. Imagine being given every information of every products available all over the world, plus a link to where you can get the products you have searched about.. Amazingly, every shopper, whether the great big spender or the budget shopper, will find Shopwiki a great help.


“Full disclosure: I am an independent Shopwiki contributor, paid by Shopwiki to create and link to content”.


Temporary Tattoos and Body Paint

Temporary Tattoos and Body Paint are fun. They can be worn for fashion, self expression and some, for cultural and traditional reasons. I didn't know that there are yet many designs and complicated tattoos that are readily sold online. When I wrote about it, I really had fun in my research because I have learned so much about body paint products and where to get them. Somehow, I am very thankful for Shopwiki has opened many avenues where information is concerned.

For me, Shopwiki is not only your online source of information. It is also your guide to great shopping where experience is not necessary but will be enhanced. And time is saved so as money. What's more, you get free links to stores with great deals and offers that is a plus in shopping. Products range from clothing, food, supplements, medicine, vitamins, accessories, jewelries, cars, home decors and home decorating equipment and tools, vehicle parts, sports gear and a whole lot more..

“Full disclosure: I am an independent Shopwiki contributor, paid by Shopwiki to create and link to content”.

Natori on Shopwiki

When I was doing the page for Natori, my research took me to a discovery that the name brand, Natori, was founded and owned by a Filipina named Josie Natori, who believed in the products of the Philippines so much and started her business venture selling Philippine made products, which later on evolved until the Natori Lingerie Line was born. I was so happy with what I had discovered and in fact, it has inspired me.

Anyway, apart from Natori, there are yet many more products and name brands featured in Shopwiki, your online source of information and shopping guide.

Visit www.shopwiki.com for your shopping search and guide.


“Full disclosure: I am an independent Shopwiki contributor, paid by Shopwiki to create and link to content”.



On Car Insurance

There a lot of car insurance companies, but not all would give cheap auto insurance quotes. Imagine surging car insurance rates that is even more expensive than your medical or health insurance , travel insurance and even life insurance.Gosh!

Some people would say that it is better to get Expensive Insurance Quotes vs. Cheap Insurance Quotes. Because expensive means more for one's investments. But I guess what matters here is the return of investment 10 years after. And if the insurance company is stable enough to sustain the odds. If it's well worth it, then choose it. It's all up to you.



Online Business at Facebook

My sisters and I are selling Beauty Products and Accessories online. We are using my sister Honey's facebook account. I have personally bought a few good products over Facebook and have built some friendships with Facebook sellers. I find that facebook is not only a good source of social network, it is also good for online business.

Apart from that, we are also able to find long lost friends and relatives through the system who are also online sellers too. Well, good job facebook, and thank you.

Waterproofing Basement Walls

Have you ever witnessed a flood? I am sure many of you have seen actual footage and some photos of the recent floods. Some may be first hand experience and some may be able to rescue friends and family from the flood.

During the floods here in Cagayan de Oro last year and the other year, my friends whose houses have basements joked about having an indoor swimming pool for they did not have Waterproofing Basement Walls. So after the rains stopped and clean up measures were undertaken, they all just laughed everything off instead of seeing it differently. After a while, they considered a solution for their dilemma.

Although some of them were never able to salvage some belongings that the flood waters have invaded, and sunk down, they had no choice but to throw them away.

So anyway, if you have plans of having basements built, make sure that you install water proofing basement walls to prevent flood waters. It always helps to be cautious. After all, prevention is better than cure.

On the lighter side, better build an attic rather than a basement. It sure would be more beneficial for all, whatever the weather.

Well, what do you think? Would you agree with me?


SLEEP...

I haven't had the best sleep in a long time. Last night however, I have decided to sleep early and so I woke up early too. I think I was able to sleep for a complete 8 hours. That had been impossible for me because of so many things that had to be done. But I decided. I did and well, I feel totally refreshed..When I went online however, I saw that I have a lot pending and a lot of new tasks at hand.. Yes, they are blessings, so I will end here so I can do all of them within the time frame that I have set.. I intend to have a good night's rest again tonight so I better start my tasks. OH, I still have to finish the site for the Abrogueña Clan as a task from my father.. darn, so much to do, so little time and only one body--- Anyway, that just proves that I CAN! Bye for now..

Friday, April 09, 2010

A Sport, A Hobby or An Addiction?

Online gambling may be viewed by most people as a bad thing. But for others, they see it as something that challenges them like a sport. Others deem it to be relaxing like a hobby. But for most reasons, it is often an unexplained desire to win which many may say as befalling a level of addiction. 

Well, however the consequences and the situation is, it will all depend on the person involved. No matter how many will say it is a bad thing, if one finds it okay and may not offend other people, then it's really no one's business to judge. 

So, like all other hobbies, if it relaxes, then I guess there's really no harm in. If it does not interfere with family time, why not? If it does not keep the person on his feet for as long as he or she can play, for as long as the resources used to gamble is the  extra cash he or she has, why not?

But, if it has caused movement towards the negative, then it surely is a bad thing. So one must quit while he is ahead...



Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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CDO DAILY Brownout Schedules for April 5 to 10, 2010

NOTICE to All CEPALCO Customers
Subject: DAILY Brownout Schedules for April 5 to 10, 2010

Please find below the load shedding schedule [5 Hours DAILY rotating brownouts] within the CEPALCO service area for the period April 5 to 10, 2010 due to the continuing power supply curtailments imposed by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines [NGCP] all over Mindanao. Again, CEPALCO would like to caution customers that the actual switch off and switch on time may vary from the announced schedule depending on the actual load curtailment levels imposed by NGCP on CEPALCO on a day to day basis.

Time of Brownout

Dates: April 5 & 8
8:00am to 1:00pm – Group B
1:00pm to 6:00pm – Group C
6:00pm to 11:00pm – Group A

Dates: April 6 & 9
8:00am to 1:00pm – Group C
1:00pm to 6:00pm – Group A
6:00pm to 11:00pm – Group B

Dates: April 7 & 10
8:00am to 1:00pm – Group A
1:00pm to 6:00pm – Group B
6:00pm to 11:00pm – Group C

GROUP A Areas [Charlie 1 & Charlie 4]:
CHARLIE 1:
1. Greater portion of the City Poblacion along and bounded by Hayes St., Mortola St., JR Borja St. including S.Daumar St. up to corner JR. Borja St., Aguinaldo St. up to corner Justo Ramonal St.,
2. Along Pabayo St.; including portions of C. Pacana St., JR Borja St., Gomez St., C.Taal St., T.Neri St., Abejuela St., Hayes St. and Gaerlan St. from Pabayo St..
3. Hayes St. from corner A.Velez St. towards City Hall area & Burgos St., along T.Chavez St. from Burgos St. up to Tiano Bros. St. – including portions of Tiano Bros. St., Rizal St., Capistrano St. from Hayes St.; and; Dolores St..
4. Along Burgos St. from T.Chavez St. up to corner Gomez St. including portions of Abejuela St., T.Neri St., Cruz Taal St. and Gomez St. from Burgos St..
5. Surroundings along Mabini St. from corner A.Velez St. towards Capistrano St. up to corner Gomez St. including portions of Tiano Bros. St. from Mabini St.; Yacapin St. from Capistrano St. towards Burgos St.; and; C.Pacana St., JR Borja St. and Gomez St. from Capistrano St.
6. Along Pabayo and T. Saco Streets from Dolores towards Clementino Chaves St. up to 15th-26th St., Nazareth.
7. Greater portion of Macasandig, all of Tibasak, all the way to Taguanao.
CHARLIE 4:
1. Portions of Camaman-an near and including towards Manto to the San Jose and St. Vianney Seminaries, greater portion of Camaman-an proper towards Bontong, Bolonsori up to Upper Camaman-an and Hayes Subdivision including Tipolohon.
2. Part of Limketkai Center, Lapasan including Mc Donalds, PNB and Allied Bank.
3. Along Recto Ave. from corner Agora Road towards Maharlika Bridge including Coca-Cola Plant & Osmeña Ext.. up to Gaabucayan St.
4. Portion of A.Luna St. towards all of Mabulay Subdivision including portion of the Provincial Capitol and Provincial Hospital Area.
5. Medical Center area along and bounded by Capistrano St., Echem St. up to corner Akut St., A.Velez St., and Recto Ave.(UCCP side), including all of Consolacion.
6. Corrales Ext. from Gaabucayan St. towards most of PPA area.
7. J.Pacana St. from Recto Avenue towards all of Macabalan area.
8. All of RER Subdivision Phases I & 2 including Dolores compound; towards Fortune Express Shop along Maharlika Highway; including all of NHA-KSS Subdivision and portion of Bayabas near Manila Broadcasting Radio Station to Capisnon area.
9. Greater part of Bulua from Bulua Rotonda towards all of Iponan.
10. Greater part of Patag including Calamansi Drive, Apovel subdivision, Terry Hills subdivision and Anhawon, Bulua area.

GROUP B Areas [Carmen 3, Tango 1 & Pueblo 2]:
CARMEN 3:
1. Portions of Carmen: along vicinities of Villarin St. towards portion of Canitoan-Pagatpat Road; including St. Mary’s Academy (formerly Cathedral School of Technology), Golden Village, City Hospital-DOH Area, COWD reservoir and Seriña St. from Villarin St. down to Madonna and Child Hospital.
2. M.Suniel St. from Villarin St. down towards portion of Mabolo St.; including Matilde Neri St., Dabatian St. and Cagayan de Oro College area; and; portion of Lirio St. area.
3. Portions of Upper Carmen towards Dagong including SM CITY; PRYCE HOTEL; SPUM & SEARSOLIN.
TANGO 1:
1. Portions of Natumulan down to Casinglot, Tagoloan.
2. All the Barangays of Bugo, Puerto, Tin-ao, Agusan, Tablon, Baloy, Cugman, Gusa, and greater portion of Lapasan.
3. Portions of Lapasan-Camaman-an road from Recto Ave. towards Limketkai Commercial Center including Grand Caprice Restaurant.
4. All of Osmeña St. and portion of Cogon Market Area (JR Borja side and Yacapin side) including Roxas St. towards portion of JR Borja St.
5. Upper Gusa, Indahag, Malasag, FS Catanico and Balubal.
6. Agora Market area including Gaabucayan St.
7. Corrales Ext. from corner Recto Ave. up to Gaabucayan St.
8. DMPI plantation, MENZI Agri, etc.
PUEBLO 2 :
1. Portions of Upper Carmen, Upper Balulang and all of Brgy. Lumbia including; PNR Sawmill, Shop and transmitter; Pueblo de Oro, Camella Homes, Xavier Estates, Xavier Heights, Xavier High School, La Buena Vida, Frontiera and Montana subdivisions; CAA-BAT Lumbia Airport & Rio Verde.

GROUP C Areas [Charlie 2, Carmen 1, Carmen 2, Tango 2]:
CHARLIE 2:
1. Along Hayes St. from Camaman-an towards V.Roa St. up to corner J.Ramonal Ext., including Pinikitan, Adela, Balangiao area, Quirino St. and Yacapin Ext.; portions of Macasandig, XU Grade School areas.
2. Along J.Ramonal Ext. from Sto. Niño, Cogon towards V.Roa St., R.Chavez St. up to Corrales Ave. corner A.Luna St.; D. Velez St & Yacapin St., JR Borja Sts between V. Roa St. and Mortola St.(PNB/Everbest) towards Daumar Sts. To Yacapin Ext. up to Doña Nieves St.
3. Along Corrales Ave. towards FICCO, Nazareth, including Yacapin Street Towards Capistrano St.,
4. Greater portion of Nazareth; greater portion of Ramonal Village. From Hayes-12th Sts up to T.Saco-14th Sts. ,T.Saco-6th Sts.,14th-21st Sts., and 15th-21st Sts.
CARMEN 1:
1. Greater portion of Carmen along Lirio St., from Trinity St., towards Oak St., Max Suniel St., Vamenta Blvd, up to cor. Jasmin St. including Waterlily St. and the Carmen market area.
2. Along Mabolo St. from Lirio St. towards corner Rosal St. including portion of Marigold St. .
3. Portions of Carmen: vicinities along Vamenta Blvd. from Fernandez St. towards greater part of Ilaya including Zayas St. up to Callos-Elloso St.: portions of Ipil St. and Mahogany St. from Fernandez St.; Madonna & Child Hospital; and; Seriña St. from COA towards Gumamela Ext.St., Guani Coliseum (former O.Roa’s) and Maharlika Police Station.
4. All of Macanhan, Carmen towards all of Lower Balulang.
CARMEN 2:
1. Portions of T.Chavez St. from Corrales Ave. up to Tiano Bros. St. including portions of A.Velez St from Hayes St..
2. Portions of Carmen along Yacal St. towards Lirio St., Vamenta Blvd., Waling-waling St. upto GSIS area including Ferrabrel St., Mango St. and portion of Rosal St. and Marigold St.
3. All of Kauswagan proper including Fairlane Village and portion of Capisnon, Bonbon and Bayabas.
4. Isla de Oro.
5. Along Montalban St. from near Tiano Bros. St. towards Burgos St., del Pilar St. and Magsaysay St. including portions of Macahambus St. and Abellanosa St. from Burgos St..
6. Portions of A.Luna St. from corner Corrales Ave.; towards vicinities along A.Velez St. upto corner Mabini St. including portion of Macahambus St. from A.Velez St. and Tiano Bros. St. from Macahambus St..
TANGO 2:
1. Portions of Natumulan, greater Tagoloan proper, all the Barangays of Baluarte, Pulot, Sugbongcogon, and Gracia, Tagoloan
2. All the Barangays of Sta. Cruz, Mohon, Sta. Ana, and Sto. Rosario, Tagoloan including Kimaya, Villanueva.
3. All of Villanueva and Jasaan, Misamis Oriental.

We hope all CEPALCO customers & the public in general will be guided by this announcement. Thank you.

Released by:

Marilyn A. Chavez
Senior Manager
Customer & Community Relations Dept.

PR N/A????

OMG! Just The Tip Of The Iceberg was PR 3 this morning. After the black out, it's N/A? Oh common.. Is this a joke? Mr. G are you kidding me again? I remember this happened to me before and after 2 weeks my PR came back to 3.. tsk tsk tsk. Mr. G, you know my life depends on my blogging career.. Please don't be harsh! Give me back my PR.. I deserve it!

Anyway, Empowered Mom has PR 3 now from PR 2, and Dorothy's Vineyard has PR 2 from PR 1. More Food Adventures also earned PR 3 despite being a new domain, as well as PR 1 for CDO Extreme.  And Inhale Exhale remained with PR 1. I Blog U CDO also has earned PR 2. And best of all, Honeysweet Learning Center, after a very long time of being unknown.. now has PR 1..

Oh well, there is still so much to be grateful for.. Praise The Lord..

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Collars at Shopwiki

Do you see the image on the left? That's a lovely Collar Necklace there. Now, do you know that there are many kinds of collars and collar necklaces that you could get your loved ones or even for yourself?
Go to www.shopwiki.com and see many more kinds and variety of the said collar necklaces. As an independent Shopwiki contributor, paid by Shopwiki to create and link to content, I would like to invite you to give Shopwiki a try.  Shopwiki can provide you with all information pertaining to your shopping needs. If it's a car, a car part, a jewelry, a shoe or a dress, even a household furniture or tools. Whatever you need, do search them at Shopwiki and see results. You may just find more alternatives and save a lot of money... 

Easter Surprise From Globe 4438

Happy Easter everyone. What better way to rejoice than to get a text message from Globe at  1:00 in the afternoon today, telling me that they have launched the biggest loyalty program today, My Rewards.My Globe and its TM counterpart offer TM Astig Rewards, which is a massive program to keep Globe subscribers like us happy and satisfied. Of course, I just had to try it out and see fro myself.

So I sent a text message, with keywords REWARDS to 4438, and all 7 parts reply came informing me of what I could get as a loyal Globe patron.

For Globe postpaid, Globe Prepaid or TM for subscribers for years, or even those who have just started using Globe Tattoo’s mobile services, My Rewards.My Globe and TM Astig Rewards gives special points based on how much one spends and how long one has been a Globe or TM customer. A host of  great deals, like free call/text services, gift checks from family favorites like Jollibee and Duty Free, or free passes to summer spots like Manila Ocean Park, Avilon Zoo and Enchanted Kingdom can be given as well as additional PAL Miles for trips to places like Cebu, Palawan and Kalibo, or even foreign destinations including HongKong, Sydney and Los Angeles for frequent fliers. Added to that are the iPod 4GB, the Nintendo DSi, the Canon Digital Camera, the TCL LCD TV, the Deviant portable DVD player and WOW Magic Sing Fiesta that you can also get from My Rewards, My Globe. What's more, there are lots of gifts and discounts from brands like Folded & Hung, SODA, and Ipanema, David’s Salon and Biocare Skin & Slimming Spa, TimeZone, Fully Booked, Cheesecake, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and the family-friendly KFC, North Park and Karate Kid, American Eye Center, Ideal Vision and L’Optique,  Blims, Automatic Center, Western Marketing and Digital Walker.

 So far so good.. But since we are spending Easter with family and friends today, I have not tried using my rewards yet.. At least I know what I will be enjoying starting tomorrow.. Of course, there's still Globe’s ImmortalTXT, UnliTXT, and even IDD Suki to enjoy so we can connect with family and friends abroad at the best rates.

If you would like to enjoy all these rewards also,  you need  not sign up. For as long as your  Globe, TM or Tattoo SIM is active, you’ll automatically be registered to the program. Even those who are abroad can enjoy them, as long as an active Globe SIM exists.


So what are you waiting for?  Text the magic keyword REWARDS to 4438 and see for yourself.

I just did.. 


Saturday, April 03, 2010

The Philippine National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Here's some good news on a Black Saturday. I read from the Yahoo News that the Philippines has adopted a national action plan ensuring human rights of women in armed conflict. And by far, we are the first country in Asia to do so.

By virtue of the power of the Executive Order No. 865 creating a National Steering Committee on Women, Peace and Security to implement United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, in compliance with the UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 for member countries to implement a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

An initial funding of P5 million taken from the president's contingency fund will be given for the steering committee. Succeeding funding will be from the OPAPP.

Below are 4 goals of  The Philippine National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security:
* Protection and Prevention, to ensure the protection and prevention of violations of women’s human rights in armed conflict and post conflict situations;

* Empowerment and Participation, to empower women and ensure their active and ensure their active and meaningful participation in areas of peace building, peacekeeping, conflict prevention, conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction;

* Promotion and Mainstreaming, to promote and mainstream gender perspective in all aspects of conflict prevention, conflict resolution, and peace building; and

* Capacity Development and Monitoring and Reporting, to institutionalize a monitoring and reporting system to monitor, evaluate and report to enhance accountability for the successful implementation of the NAP and achievement of its goals. 


Friday, April 02, 2010

SHOPWIKI

I am an independent Shopwiki contributor, paid by Shopwiki to create and link to content. Meaning, I am one of the many Shopwiki contributors who help prepare pages of shopping guide for people who would like to learn about the different products they would like to buy online. From Home, Office to School items. Furniture, electronics, apparels, shoes, toys and many many more..

An example of  said content would be, Blades. Discussed in the page are the many kinds of blades that you  may be able to use, clicking here to see for yourself.

Visit  www.shopwiki.com for more..

Thursday, April 01, 2010

APRIL FOOLS ON MAUNDY THURSDAY

Today is April Fool's Day.. and at the same time, Maundy Thursday. People are busy reflecting while others are busy fooling other people, as per tradition.

Maundy Thursday, or “Holy Thursday” is the Thursday of Passion Week, one day before Good Friday and the the Thursday before Easter. Maundy Thursday is the name given to the day when Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples, known as the Last Supper. This was the time Jesus and the disciples had the Last Supper, after-which, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples in the act of humility.

While April Fool's Day is a day, all over the world where it is okay to play a prank on others, and they do not get angry.

So what did you do today? Did you play a prank on someone or did you find time to reflect?

US Navy SEALs Store

Have you bought a product or two from the US Navy SEALs Store? It is actually the store that provides a wide array of quality Navy SEALs products that you can only dream about before, but now, you can readily purchase from their staff online with excellent customer service. They offer a fast and reliable shipping options so customers for a faster delivery. So if you are looking to find the perfect gift for loved ones, for your friends relatives or even for yourself, better check them out.

They have great gift ideas and best selling products where Navy Seals apparel in all original Navy Seals colors, Navy Seals collectibles like pins and stuff, NAVY SEALS jewelery and watches are available at the US Navy SEALs store. A wide variety of Navy SEALs merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, gear, workout, fitness and even training books and training DVDs, Navy SEALs Luminox dive watches, patches, pins and more. You can even buy in bulk and get freebies and discounts.

Go ahead and drop by the shop today..

May PEACE be with you This Lenten Season



BLUEHOST

When you are a blogger who needs to maintain a lot of blogs and other sites, forums and even entrepreneurship or business sites, you may want to consider having your site hosted to further its existence in the world wide web. There is always a talk about this every now and then and comparisons are always being made. Suggestions would come as well as criticisms, and from all these, you get to learn from the point of view of people with experience on the matter. but of course, you can always, or you should always verify them through the reviews for each host, or verify the reviews about the hosting from other people online who you can trust.

Have you heard about bluehost? My blogger friend and neighbor told me yesterday that BlueHost is now ranked #2 on our the list of top web hosting providers at www.alreadyhosting.com and the good thing about them is that, they offers unlimited bandwidth, not to mention, unlimited disk space and unlimited domain hosting. And for on $3.95 every month, one gets a free domain.

Hmm. I guess I will have to check on that as I am looking for new hosting for my new domains. But, really, the price and the benefits are good for me. Maybe I will get my domains hosted there.

Going with the Faithful...

A lot of us would feel, in one way or the other, a feeling where we seek inner peace. And sometimes, for some people, having found it means going with it and making it a lifelong vocation.

To walk in the path of the faithful entails a lot of hard work and determination. It entails a lot of lessons in faith, in life and in the doctrines that govern our beliefs. It may be a grueling combat in the classroom still, the application is still for life outside the classroom. And what better way to learn such lessons but with the most experienced and most trusted theological schools in the land. It may earn you a certificate in theology which you may be able to use to teach theology later on or your ticket to becoming one of God's ministers on earth.

So, if you are one of these persons seeking truth, and wanting to enroll in Theology, surely, you may want to check Colorado Seminary for your Degrees in Theology. Being a believer is not just enough. We need to study further and further our studies in faith. That way, it will broaden everything we know and perhaps add or correct what we already know.