Litratong Pinoy#109 Manipis (Thin)

I was stunned when I first saw them. I thought, "Are they still eating? They look so thin!" In fairness, they really danced well which was why they were assigned on those pedestals to dance. This was taken during Kadayawan Festival last August 2010.

Pilipino: Napatigil ako noong una ko silang makita. Sa loob-loob ko, "Kumakain pa ba itong mga 'to? Ang ninipis ng mga katawan!" In pernes, magagaling silang sumayaw kaya andyan sila inilagay sa pedestal. Kuha ang litrato noong piyesta ng Kadayawan nitong nakarang Agosto 2010.

indak-indak sa kadalanan,Kadayawan,Davao City


Outdoor Wednesday#4 Geisha At Gap Farm

The place was always part of our school's field trip ages ago. GAP Farm has always been a part of my childhood days. I've had good memories of it. Its iconic "Land of Promise" sign was still there (what a relief!) and the ancient World War II Japanese Tunnel was still there.

GAP Farm is located at Brgy. Maa, Diversion Road, Davao City.

Here's one of the photos I took on the outdoor photoshoot we did this past Sunday at GAP Farm. Diane, our model, dressed up in kimono and really looked pretty while holding her umbrella.



Ruby Tuesday#67 Pretty Red Riding Hood

I went on a photoshoot at GAP Farm last Sunday. The day's weather started nice and sunny but overcast skies rapidly took over and a slight drizzle even threatened our photoshoot. It was a good thing that we were able to do some photos of this model before the drizzle stopped us for a few minutes.

I called the model as Miss Pretty Red Riding Hood. She even carried a small basket covered with a red cloth:)


Lumpsum Pag-IBIG Membership For Housing Loan

For those who are interested to avail of a housing loan, it’s your last chance to avail of Pag-IBIG Fund’s lump sum payment of contribution. The Fund is allowing member/s with less than the required twenty-four (24) months contributions to make a lump payment on or before September 30, 2010 to complete the required twenty-four (24) months.

Consequently, the complete housing loan folder should be submitted on or before December 29, 2010.


Sunday Stealing#64 The I've Been Tagged Meme

Today we ripped this meme of a blogger known as Kara at The Ramblings of a Marine Wife. We actually found the meme from Shius from the blog Addicted 2 Shius. Since this is a meme that has been going around for a while where you answer questions, and then add questions, we decided to use three sets. Kara explained that she was tagged by Life with the Lebedas. But it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
Cheers to all of us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The "I've Been Tagged" Meme

1. Where are you from?
Am from the Philippines.

2. If you could live any place in the world, where would you live?
I'd like to live in Sydney, Australia and any city in Europe.

3. What's your favorite blog? I'll check them out of course!
I don't have a favorite because there are just too many but I do visit my friends' blogs: www.avsphere.com, http://prettyfabulous.blogspot.com, http://joxylil.bravejournal.com.

4. What is your biggest blogging pet peeve?
Those who plagiarize and use pictures of other bloggers.

5. What's your favorite TV show this season? I need a new show! :)
I'm quite intrigued with Numb3rs and True Blood so I'd like to see them someday soon. Oh, am currently watching Amazing Race Asia.

6. What's your favorite 'down' time {nothing computer related}?
Reading, watching movies.

7. Are you a parent? If so, what's your favorite thing to do with your children?
No, am not a parent.

8. What about your blog, have you considered changing?
Yes, I've considered changing. Always. But I need more free time to do it.

9. What do you do for a living (if you work outside the home or if you work at home)?
I work in an office.

10. What is your favorite song at the moment? What is your favorite song ever?
Love the Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna.

11. What is your favorite niche TV channel to watch?
None, so far.

12. If you could have any career, what would it be and why?
I used to want to be in the medical field while taking up accountancy in college. I still want it but I don't think I can do it anymore at my age and financial status.

13. What is your favorite outfit?
T-shirt, denim, and rubber shoes or T-shirt, capri pants and sandals.

14. If you could tell your teenage self something, what would you say?
Don't despair, life is better in the future.

15. What is your biggest blog pet peeve?

16. What is your favorite recipe?
Kare-kare (a beef stew).

17. What is the funniest joke you've ever heard?
Too many but I couldn't recall one.

18. What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
A beach all to myself or maybe with just me and a few select friends. Because, I like the peace and quiet.

19. What are you most excited about with fall here?
The colors of the season.

20. Did you envision yourself to be where you are today ten years ago? If not, what did you envision?
No. I'd rather be traveling not tied down in an office but I've adjusted well now. I compensate on my desire to be out by traveling some place every year.

21. If money were no object, what would your dream house look like?
A  house by the beach or top of the mountain overlooking a beautiful view complete with modern amenities, house should be made of good wood. I would want a garden around it too.

22. What is your all-time favorite Disney movie?
Beauty and the Beast.

23. What's your favorite blog to read? Or a blog you think isn't getting enough notice?
I bloghop often and there are too many of them to mention here.


PhotoHunt#107 Natural

The Philippine eagle's natural habitat is rapidly dwindling. No thanks to man, their number decreased all through the years that they are now considered critically endangered.

The Philippine eagle is considered one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world. I have seen up close two of them during their feeding time and they can be really impressive but also quite intimidating at the same time.

The Philippine Eagle Center is home to these endangered Philippine eagles. A private, non-stock, non-profit organization, it exists mainly for the conservation not only of the Philippine eagle but also of other raptors in the Philippines and their natural habitat. To help sustain and defray their expenses, the Philippine Eagle Center accepts donations. Go here for more details.


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Itchy Travel Feet

Am feeling the itch on my feet again. Not the athlete’s foot kind. But the kind that usually creates a hole in the pocket but usually the kind that always made me wonder about the world and always, made me feel so blessed.

The past months have been difficult for me, to say the least. Depression and loneliness would sometimes come in snatches. The issues at work didn’t help me anything and instead, added to my worries. Thank goodness for prayers, almost daily gym trips and keeping myself busy, I am coping. Yet, my itchy travel feet beckons.

Pag-IBIG Housing Loan Restructuring Up To September 30, 2010

For those delinquent housing loan borrowers who want to save their houses from foreclosure, Pag-IBIG Fund is offering their loan restructuring and penalty condonation program until September 30, 2010.

Documentary requirements are:

1. Accomplished application form for loan restructuring/penalty condonation
2. Original copy of updated Real Estate Tax Receipt
3. Valid ID with TIN

1. For successors-in-interest – Deed of Absolute Sale (DOAS) or Deed of Sale with Assumption of Mortgage or Assignment of Rights
2. For Legal Heirs – Deed of Extra-judicial Settlement of Estate
3. For borrowers who cannot file their application in person – Special Power of Attorney (SPA) executed not more than 1 year under the following cases:

• For overseas worker – duly notarized prior to his/her departure from the country or duly authenticated by the Philippine Consul in the foreign country.
• Evidenced by a medical certificate when the applicant is physically incapacitated.

Pag-IBIG Fund shall proceed with the foreclosure proceedings if any delinquent borrower fails to update or restructure their housing loan after September 30, 2010.


Litratong Pinoy#108 Makapal/Kapal (Thick)

Every year, the crowd gets thicker in Kadayawan. More celebrities, more gimmicks, more giveaways. Oh my! It's Marvin, handsome!

Pilipino: Taun-taon, pakapal ng pakapal ang dami ng taong pumupunta para makisaya sa Kadayawan. Maraming artista, maraming gimik, maraming pamigay. Ayy!! si Marvin, gwapo!


Jollibee was one of the givers...people were not worshipping there though. They were just asking  for some burgers. Burger! Burger!

Pilipino: Isa na si Jollibee na namigay..hindi po siya sinasamba diyan ng mga tao. Humihingi lang sila ng hamburger sa kanya. Burger! Burger!


Charice Pempengco Kicked Ass On Glee

Charice Pempengco's first appearance on Glee was impressive. Filipinos all over the world waited for the appearance excitedly and the girl didn't disappoint. She sang Beyonce's Listen from the movie, Dreamgirls.

I saw first the video cut of Charice Pempengco's audition part on Facebook (this social networking website can really get things rolling). I wonder if it's in youtube right now.


Hwangbo Hye Jung: Getting Popular Internationally

Since watching the Ssangchu couple (Kim Hyun Joong and Hwangbo Hye Jung) in the South Korean reality show, We Got Married, last year, I have taken some interest on how the couple did after the show. Both have done really well, most specially Kim Hyun Joong who became more popular.

On the other hand, Hwangbo as she is popularly known, continued with her freelance work as commercial model, emcee, singer and philanthropist. She recently finished a fan meet with her Thai fans and she also did some charitable activities while there in Thailand. She was rumored to do more fan meets in other Asian countries some day. I do hope she’ll have another TV drama sometime soon like what Kim Hyun Joong in Playful Kiss is doing right now.

Of the two, I like Hwangbo more. Pretty but well-grounded, funny and silly but with a good head on her shoulder, I find her quite a positive model for women, old and alike.

Outdoor Wednesday#3 Walkway At Philippine Eagle Center

Walkways can be found inside the Philippine Eagle Center to facilitate the tours. There were names on the cement slabs of the walkway. Curious, I asked the tour guide about it. We were told that for a fee (at least P300), people can donate to the Philippine Eagle Center to help defray the upkeep and maintenance of the center. The amount they collect also helps in funding the research and breeding programs of the center for the eagles.



Ruby Tuesday#66 Pretty In Red


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There Are More Funerals

Today, is my father's 40th day of death. I miss his presence. I pray that he is happy and at peace wherever he is now.

Nowadays, am feeling my age. Maybe even more. Slowly, gone are the days that I attend to a lot of baptismal/christening parties. Bridal shower parties and wedding receptions are even getting rarer. In fact, am attending more funerals now than I've ever did before. Funerals of people I know, people I care about.

Always, their deaths are painful reminders that we eventually lose people we care about through death, that life is too short and there's always an end. No matter how we try to control some things in our lives, there are things that we cannot control, one of which is death. To be frank, I get more scared now with the thought of death. Scared than I might lose the ones I love earlier than I expected and scared that I might have some things to regret. I can only pray, do better and do more hoping.


Sunday Stealing#63 The Threesome Meme

Today we ripped this meme from three people! The first eight questions were ripped from a blogger and blog called Foxymoron. She explains that she stole it from The Harridan. The second part of this meme was written by some blog buddies of ours since WTIT: The Blog first published in '06. Mr Lance from Solitary Views and Frank from Foxxfyrrer's Honk 'n' Holl'r! They decided to do a “two blogs meme” by asking each other 5 questions each. One question they actually never even asked! It was because Frank's mom reads his blog and apparently the question was a bit racy. (See the post by clicking here. It's full of funny schtick.) We left one question out since it was really asked twice. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Threesome Meme
Cheers to all of us thieves!
1. At what time of your life were you happiest and why?
While celebrating Christmas with my complete family, while on travel last 2007 and while having silly talks with my bestfriend.

2. Where and when did you meet the love of your life?
I'd rather not talk about it.

3. Favourite item of clothing ever or most treasured possession?

4. Must-have makeup or beauty item?
Lipstick and powder.

5. What do you think is your worst vice or fault .. honestly?
I can be brutally honest.

6. Would you tell your friend, if you knew her husband/wife was cheating on her/him?
Maybe not or if I do, I'd take time and just hope that my friend would discover it herself/himself.

7. What ambitions, wishes or desires, for your life, do you still hold close to your heart?
Travel the world, own a beachside property and a farm.

8. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Home but hopefully, healthy and have fulfilled most of my dreams.

9. If you had the choice of any talent with the penalty that you would lose a talent in exchange, what would you want to gain, and what would you be willing to loose?
Hm...nah! Can I just gain some and not lose some?

10. Name three things that you do want completed in your life before retiring?
See #7.

11. Of all of the people out there who would have been your fantasy date? Date, not romance...
Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman.

12. Google put another spell on you, you have just changed genders for 48 hours... what are you going to do with your 2 days?
Be merry and have sex.

13. If you owned your own island, and got to make it your own country, what would you call it? And why?
Marites, because it's my name. LOL!

14. If you rubbed the lamp and got 3 wishes, what would they be?
See my father and talk to him. See a friend I haven't seen lately and also talk to him and have tons of money.

15. What is your earliest memory of puberty?
I keep having pimple problems and I keep changing my hairstyle.

16. If you got banished to your Island alone and could only bring 5 things, what would they be?
Laptop with far-reaching and fast speed modem, cellphone, food and water (lots of it), tent and all-purpose knife.


PhotoHunt#106 School

I would love to attend a proper photography school someday. In the meantime, I had one basic photography class last month. It was fun, creative, scary, challenging and a very good learning experience for me. One thing's for sure though, I'd rather be behind the camera than be the one infront of it during real photoshoots.

Loleng's Mountain Resort,Davao City,Mindanao

I still have a lot to learn regarding photography but in the meantime, am having fun and meeting new and exciting people.

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Happy Birthday!

Today is the birthday of a very good friend of mine. Somebody who has been a part of my life for years now. We've had our ups and downs, hopes and dreams, disappointments and joys throughout the years. We may be more apart than together but I always wish my bestfriend the best of everything. I always wish that God is always there for my friend. I may not say it all the time but my bestfriend made my life happier and more meaningful.

Happy, happy birthday! May God bless you always!


Litratong Pinoy#107 Two (Dalawa)

Two boy-dancers of Kadayawan festival.

Pilipino: Dalawang batang lalaking mananayaw ng piyesta ng Kadayawan. 

Two figures on a float of Kadayawan festival.
Pilipino:  Dalawang pigura sa isang karosa ng piyesta ng Kadayawan.


Outdoor Wednesday#2 Paco Park, Manila

This is Paco Park, part of old Manila. This used to be a cemetery during the Spanish period and was the site where the national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, was buried right after his execution. The famous three priests, Gomburza, were also buried here. Nowadays, it is more popular for intimate weddings, outdoor wedding receptions, movie locations, small concerts and other events.



Rainy Season Is Here

The other day, the weather bureau announced that for the remaining days this month, there will be four more typhoons that will pass through the country. With the typhoons, more rainy days are to be expected. This week alone, we had rains on a daily basis.

Rainwaters may feed our earth but it also can become an inconvenience or can even be fatal to anyone. Floodings in some countries worldwide have caused a lot of fatalities. US Open Men’s Final was postponed for another day the other day because of the rains. (Thankfully, Nadal won over Djokovic.) The taxi driver I had yesterday was complaining about his car seats getting wet on the rainwater although I wonder why he had not installed rain guards to prevent that.

With the rainy days in mind, my mother has already hired somebody to do some house repairs for the rainy days. We cannot be too complacent as we have had some scary experiences from it. One particular incident comes to mind which happened years ago.

It rained continuously that day. It started on a late afternoon and continued well into the evening. We went to bed with the rains still pounding down our roofs. Sometime at around 2am, I woke up feeling cold. I heard a squishing noise and saw something floating in the dark. When I tried to step out of the bed to feel for my slippers, I hit water. Water that reached up to my knees and was about to reach the top of my bed. I shouted for my parents and brother. They woke up and was shocked to find the rising water. We scrambled to save some of our possessions and climbed up the doubledecked bed of my brother. We prayed for the waters to stop rising and sleep became elusive for all of us. Thankfully, the water did stop.

Anyway, I always have with me an umbrella in my bag nowadays. The weathers seem too erratic to expect a full dry day. I wonder if a cousin already bought the wind deflectors he had been planning to buy. It will be a good investment for him.

It's Clijsters As US Open 2010 Champion

Am not much of a fan of Kim Clijsters. Probably, because am a big fan of the Williams sisters. But this USA Open season, Clijsters proved once again that she got the balls of a champion even after retiring to start a family. To Kim, congratulations!

I do hope I can watch the US Open finals. I'll be on an overnight meeting and I'm worried I won't be able to see it. I wonder if there's some sort of US Open live streaming at the venue though. I might be able to take a peek.


Ruby Tuesday#65 Kadayawan Lady

This was one of the figures made of seeds, fruits and flowers in the Kadayawan Floral Float parade last month.



Sunday Stealing#62 Sunday Stealing's Player's Meme

Today we ripped this meme not from a blogger but from you, our players and friends. We asked for original questions last week. And did you guys deliver! We believe we’ve got everyone in the credits. If we missed you, let us know! The star players who submitted questions were: Hooting Anni, Niko, Wendy, Melanie, Ace, Bambie, Zoan, Dixie Chick, Lynette from A Blog in the Rough, The Gal, Katie, Hazel, Me, Mark from An Erie Tapestry, Mamo Ko, Cat., Noelle, Kwizgiver, Shakaku, Catch Her in the Wry, Brandt, Debster, Zh3en22, Americanising Desi and Kathy. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Sunday Stealing Player's Meme
Cheers to all of us thieves!
1. :::sniff, sniff::: Is the dog in the house?
Yes, there is one.

2. What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Obey first before you complain.

3. What's the worst experience you've ever had involving alcohol?
Never had and I hope never will.

4. What's the worst thing you've ever done to another person?

5. Who do you think started the concept of memes?
Gee, no idea.

6. Give a song title or line that describes how you are feeling right now.
Can't think of one right now.

7. What's your favorite search engine? Yahoo!, Google, Ask, Bing? or something else?
Google, mostly. I do use Yahoo or Bing sometimes.

8. If Paul is the Cute One and John is the Smart One and George is the Quiet One and Ringo is the Funny One, which Beatle are you?

9. The democratic government decides that, not only do we have to share our money with people who choose not to work, we also have to share our children with those who do not want to ruin their bodies with being pregnant. Which child do you give up?
Am single but I can't say it's a democratic government if it dictates our lives.

10. When should you procrastinate - now or later?
Later hehehe!

11. What is your favorite fast food?
Pizza, specifically Pizza Hut.

12. What was your favourite game as a child?
Hide and seek.

13. Why terrible twos have to be terrible
Probably because it's the time when they're more active and more assertive.

14. Describe your favorite family member.
Female, hardworking, mother.

15. What does your favorite breakfast consist of?
Boiled rice, fish and coffee with milk.

16. What food is better the day after it was made?
Hmm..haven't known any.

17. What was your last big purchase?
Canon 550D camera.

18. When was the last time you kissed someone and really enjoyed it?
Not counting our dog, it was years ago.

19. Why are there memes?
Probably, to get people's brain juices working.

20. Described yourself using two words that rhyme. (i.e. fuddy-duddy)

21. If you were given the option of a "do-over" in life .. would you take it?
Maybe just portions of it. I would love to really take my parents for some travel.

22. What movie makes (or has made) you cry? What touched you about it?
The latest was the movie Sa'yo Lamang. It reminded me of my father's illness and eventual death.

23. What is one big mistake that you did in your life? And what did you do to make it right?
I was too complacent during college years. I only got serious with the fear that I might not graduate late. I wondered too what would've been my life if I continued with my plan to pursue nursing studies.

24. When Life Gives You Lemons, What Do You Do With Them?
I squeeze all the juice out and make lemonade even better yet, iced tea with lemons:)

25. How different are you in real life as compared to the online identity you have created for yourself?
I have varied interests, am more curious.

26. Do you know what your parents would have named you if you had been born the opposite sex?
Francisco, after one of my grandfathers.


PhotoHunt#105 Anniversary

It used to be just an anniversary celebration of the indigenous tribes' harvest season. However, the city saw its tourism potential and started to constitutionalize the celebration to attract not only the locals but also people from everywhere. In time, Kadayawan Festival became one of the most popular festivals in the country with its anniversary celebration being held every 3rd week of August.


More events were added almost every year but the Floral Float Parade is one of the two events that remained well-loved by everybody.

The other well-loved Kadayawan event is the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (Dancing In the Streets).

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Rain Concert In SM MOA

The other day, South Korean superstar Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) caused quite a disappointment to his Philippine fans for his non-appearance from a press conference. Rain is going to have a concert entitled "Intensity" this coming September 11 at SM Mall of Asia. He'll be with the South Korean K-Pop boy band U-Kiss.

I wish I can see this one. Not for Rain's singing but because of his dancing. He can dance up a storm! Rain is also shooting some scenes for his international movie, Fugitive here in the Philippines.


Outdoor Wednesday#1 Batad Rice Terraces


This is my first entry for Outdoor Wednesday. Photo was taken while we were traversing the Batad Rice Terraces. It was kind of scary trying to balance while walking on the side of the rice terraces. On my side are these green rice stalks, while on the other side is about 10-15 feet fall to another rice paddy.

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Ruby Tuesday#64 Giant Red Jeepney

Like Venus Williams in her red tennis dress in the US Open, it's not everyday that one sees a giant jeepney on the streets. More so, if it has a giant coke on its top.


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Sept 10 Is A Non-working Holiday

Another holiday..yehey! Malacanang Palace finally announced that September 10, a Friday, is a non-working holiday. It is in observance of the end of the Feast of Ramadan or Eid'l Fitr. For an ordinary office employee like me, it will be an opportunity for me to catch up on my sleep debt.


Sunday Stealing#61 The Majorly Personal Meme, Last Part

Today we ripped this meme off a blog that is written by a group of high school students. The blog is called Eternal Fireworks. The writers are: Michael, Kynan, Alex, Kenny, Chris, Leo, Shelley, Athy, Bam, Tina, and Bnita. There is no statement as to where it came from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. It is a long meme and we shall do it in parts. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Majorly Personal Meme, Part The Last
Cheers to all of us thieves!
41. What are your plans for this weekend?
My plans are to houseclean, do grocery, watch US Open and send out some postcards.

42. Do you think someone might be thinking poorly about you? Why might that be?
Maybe. I don't care anyway.

42. What features don't you have that you would like on your cell?
Wifi capability.

43. How many people can comfortably sleep in your bed?
Just two.

44. What are you hoping happens by the end of 2010?
Our home gets repaired.

45. What was the last video you watched on YouTube?
Eminem and Rihanna's I Love The Way You Lie

46. Would you ever agree to an open relationship with someone?
No, it'll be just a headache.

47. Is there something that you could never give up?
I can't easily give up reading and my blogs.

48. Would you, (or did you) prefer a small, intimate wedding reception, or a big-scale, over-the-top reception?
I'd rather have a small wedding. I don't want a circus.

49. What’s bothering you right now?
Death of my father and some work-related issues.

50. Do you hate anyone?

51. What were you doing at 12 am last night?
Chatting with a friend I haven't seen for a while.

52. Was this summer a good one? How warm was it where you live?
It was very hot. I couldn't remember how hot it was but it definitely made my head ache most of the time.

52. Is the last person you kissed before your current situation mad at you?
No, I don't think so.

53. Can a man and woman be friends without having feelings for each other?
Sure. I have man friends that way before.

54. Do you think long distance relationships work? If you’ve had one, tell us about it.
For a certain time, it would; but a time will come that physical presence is necessary.

55. Do you know why it’s called “Random Boredom“?
Not sure why.

56. Do you think that it’s always the man’s responsibility to initiate sex?
No,  a woman can also do that.

57. Have you ever made love while you were in the same room with another couple?

58. Tell us the best thing about your current or most recent S/O.
Patient, funny, hardworking, kind and generous.

59. Tell us the worst thing about your current or most recent S/O.
Non-committant, too much of a people pleaser.

60. Would you write one question in today’s comments so that we could have our followers allow us to steal their questions? We’ll need at least 15.
Sure, no problem.


PhotoHunt#104 Hot

It was a hot day. The city streets were full of people and the dancer-participants were trying to be patient while waiting for their turn to perform. Not an easy task to do really considering that they were wearing some hot attire for their Kadayawan Festival's Indak-indak sa Kadayawan performance.

Kadayawan,indak-indak sa kadalanan,Davao City

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It's US Open

Yay! I can now watch the US Open fully on cable TV, not just some glimpses and thankfully, not just from youtube. I expect to watch my favorites Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams for a longer time. Hopefully, both will keep their games together to make it to the finals.


Michael Douglas And Throat Cancer

I remember my father upon reading the news about Michael Douglas and his throat cancer. Michael Douglas is really lucky that the cancer did not metastasized and stayed just right there on his throat. He has better survival percentage compared to my father. I wish him luck and I do hope that his cancer will disappear.


Getting The Wireless Router

I can be really clueless on things that are techie but when I learned from our computer technician that I can have wifi at home, my antenna went up immediately.

My nieces are starting to compete with my computer use due to their school assignments. While one is quite interested in doing the Facebook or even Friendster, both have been bugging me about their school assignments. So, the wifi connection at home is a solution. I actually thought it'll be an expensive gadget to buy but when I was told that it will just cost me below P2000, I got interested.

TP-Link was highly recommended by our computer technician and our system administrator. The TP-Link I bought was the TL-WR740N model. A combined wired/wireless network connection with 4-port switch with performance speed up to 150mbps. It was easy to install and its performance? It's doing good! Now, I won't have to wait for my nieces to finish up their assignments on computer before I can check my Facebook.