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Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Long Way for Lolong.

As a person living in Mindanao, I can not help but feel proud of the attention given to one Mindanao symbol, Lolong. Lolong is the 20 feet 3 inches (6.17 meters) crocodile, which makes Lolong the largest crocodile in captivity. He is an Indo-Pacific crocodile, also known as a Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) measured making him one of the largest crocodiles ever measured from snout-to-tail. It was in November of 2011 that Australian crocodile expert, Dr. Adam Britton of National Geographic sedated and measured Lolong in his enclosure and confirmed Lolong as the world's longest crocodile ever caught and placed in captivity in the town of Bunawan where the crocodile was captured. Since the visit, and after six months, Lolong was officially certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "world's biggest crocodile in captivity." The said certification was read in public during the celebration of Araw ng Bunawan. Lolong breaks the record of the previous record-holder: a 17 feet and 11.75 inches (5.48 meters) male saltwater crocodile named "Cassius" kept in the crocodile park of MarineLand Melanesia in Queensland, Australia.

Since Bunawan is too far away from Luzon, Lolong's official replica will be launched on August 25, 2012 for the people of Luzon to see how great Lolong is.. 

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A Wish...

Everyone's wishing for the Fairy Hobmother to visit his or her blog. At least those who I know of.. Well, I am wishing for the Fairy Hobmother to visit any of my blogs too. I have followed his trail and have stalked him in twitter for him to grant me my wish of installing some inexpensive kitchen cabinets in my small kitchen here in the apartment. The unit may just be rented but I have a feeling we shall be staying here for quite a while. Having the cabinets installed will make the kitchen have a better space, especially because there are unused spaces above. The owner of the apartment is not so keen as to what is installed in every unit. In fact, we are so unfortunate to not have cabinets for clothes that we had to provide some for ourselves, unlike the other units that have what we don't, who also do not have what we do have here in our unit. 

Anyway, I would want kitchen cabinets that I can take with me when we leave. After all, it is something that I shall be installing for our own use, and not as a donation to the apartment owner. So please, Fairy Hobmother, come my way.. 

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

At Philippine Air Force in Lumbia #MindanaoHelpsManila

In response to the call to help Manila and all other parts of Luzon that had been recently flooded, CDO Bloggers Inc, together with Mindanaoan, have banded together in support for the campaign to give back help to Manila and Luzon. Image below, made by Fleire Castro, summarizes it all.. 

We were glad to have been able to deliver the collected/donated relief goods to the Philippine Air Force at Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City.. 

We are also thankful for the help of the PAF. Not only did they carry the heavy load for us, but it's the C130 that shall take the relief goods to Luzon.. 

We had to repack the entire load so that they wouldn't get scattered on the plane.. and labeled so that the contact person in Manila will be able to get them without any problems..

We had a crazy night finishing everything.. and we had fun in the process.  Although there were minor challenges on our way home, still, it was a success.. Thanks Jacq and Mike for the company.. we had fun didn't we? hahahaha.. 

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Women and Diamonds

Diamonds are said to be a woman’s best friend. Do you ever wonder why they say that? My take on that is this: diamonds are precious and a woman loves to be considered precious by those she shares a relationship with. So when one gives her a gift of diamonds then she takes it that she is as precious, as valuable as the diamond she receives. Would she prefer a diamond set in jewelry or a loose one? You may then begin to wonder: what do you mean by a loose diamond?
Loose diamonds are quite simply diamonds which are not yet set in jewelry.  You may then ask: why would women want that? Well, when you think about it, when a woman receives a loose diamond, you also grant her freedom. Yes, you are giving her freedom to choose as to how she wants that diamond to be set as jewelry. You are giving her the choice with what kind of metal she wants to use it with. Moreover, you are granting her the choice of design she wants with her diamond and choice of metal. Isn’t that neat? Giving a woman a loose diamond is like telling her that she is valuable and that you also believe in her capacity to choose, in letting her enjoy freedom. She can then proceed with her loose diamond to her favorite jewelry maker to design it for her.

Now you may wonder what size of diamonds would please a woman best. Will she appreciate a gift of loose diamonds rather big in size? Does it mean that the bigger it is the better you value her? Women may disagree at this point. Some women would prefer a small size; these women are not the flashy types. They love their diamonds but they would not care what others think. If others notice their diamond, fine but if not, that’s also well and good. Some women, however, would love to show to the world that yes, they have diamonds. They enjoy having it and they love sharing, showing their joy to others.

What should you consider in buying loose diamonds? Jewelry makers would tell you to take note of the 4 Cs. The 4 Cs to consider in buying loose diamonds are” cut, color, clarity and carat. These are the four aspects of grading a diamond and this will let you determine the quality of the diamond and yes, its price.

Now to zero in on the cut of a diamond, have you considered getting trillion cut diamonds? Trillion cut diamonds are often used along with a larger piece of diamond in a ring but that is simply well, kind of conventional. I bet women who are artistic and non-traditional would choose trillion cut diamonds as a center stone for her ring or jewelry. Even women you may think as traditional may surprise you with how differently they would treat their jewelry or more specifically their diamonds.  

So what’s it going to be? For the brave, artistic woman of today, grant her a gift of loose diamonds. When you do, you will reap much gratitude and I would say, much love in return.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Debt Consolidation Loans in the Philippines

I have been looking into Debt Consolidation for quite sometime now. Not that it concerns me directly as of the moment, but I know that by my entry into DepEd in the next few months, it should be a known fact for me to prepare. Honestly, I have not enrolled in any loans before. I did have credit card bills in the past, but it's different when one takes on a loan. My cousin who works at DepEd in Camiguin told me that teachers incur loans for some important aspects like building a house, tuition for their kids, for a car, and all other necessities. In times of distress, employed individuals take on payday loans, while business people and entrepreneurs take on business loans. It's an aspect of life that's just part of the challenges people face in order to survive or beat competitors. Anyway, in my desire to know more about loans, I enrolled myself at Lenddo.Com.Ph, a website where users can get low-interest loans and financial tips. Below is an introductory slide I have found at SlideShare:

Lenddo from Lenddo

What I am most interested in is more knowledge in debt consolidation loans. I know that when we take on small loans, and there are too many of them for us to monitor, it will make our lives miserable going through every inch for a chance to meet their due date and pay the loans on time. I haven't heard of  fast cash loan Philippines until I opened a Lenddo account. It is truly a great source of information apart from proving loans to its members. 

Here is a screenshot of my Lenddo profile page, click the image to go to my account:

And here's a testimonial that I also found at SlideShare..

Lenddo Testimonials from Lenddo

If you wish to join, do leave me a comment so I can send you a Lenddo invite..

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Friday, August 03, 2012

“Buy Céleteque, Get More Céleteque promo.”

Here are the mechanics:

1. Buy (1) Céleteque DermoScience Sun Care Skin Relief After-sun Gel worth P230. Keep the receipt. 
2. Take a photo of yourself with the Céleteque DermoScience Sun Care Skin Relief After-sun Gel you bought. 
3. Upload your photo in the Celeteque Facebook page with the caption "Get P800 worth of Celeteque DermoScience products for free!“ Include your full name (as it appears in your valid ID) in the comment. 
4. Entrants should ask 10 friends to ‘like’ your entry. ** All likes will be validated to ensure that there are no bogus/dummy accounts. Using dummy accounts will automatically disqualify entries. 
5. If the entry is valid, we will send a notification that you can already claim your prize (P800 worth of Céleteque DermoScience products) at Unilab (Corporate Affairs) 66 United Street Mandaluyong City.
6. Bring receipt upon claiming. STRICTLY NO RECEIPT, NO PRIZE.
7. Winners should show a valid ID. 

Those who will send representatives should provide an authorization letter, copy of the winner's ID, and the representative's ID. 12. No shipping of prizes will be allowed for winners in the GMA region. Only prizes of provincial winners will be shipped. 

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Small Schools

My niece's school are also celebrating Linggo ng Wika. They are a very small school in Malanang yet they are able to give coaches gifts for all the activity coaches. But of course, it is because the parents donated a hefty sum for the activity itself. If not for the parent's donations, there wouldn't be any lively production as well as all the other events within the celebration.

I guess it is always the parents who can make or break any school activity. Without the support of parents, especially on the financial aspect, activities wouldn't really be successful. 

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The Healing

Every one's talking about watching The Healing. I am also planning to watch, but not at this time. I am very busy this week. Maybe when I know who is also game to watch the movie with me. I was told that it was kind of scary--- 

I hope it's NOT that scary that I'd cover my eyes the whole time, lol.. 

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In The Blood

My brother and daughter are both excited to enroll in Music, especially learn how to play a musical instrument of their choice. My niece on the other hand, shows inclination to music as well. She not only sings and composes her own melody, but she also plays with all the toy instruments in the house of my parents. From Bb trumpet, to the flute, to the tambourine as well as the clarinet. But when saw Lili's violin, she also wanted to hold it and play with it. Only, I did not let her because I was afraid she would break it. 

Anyway, the three kids are all into music. I guess it runs in the blood. 

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