I'll Miss My Boiled Peanuts

One advantage of living far away from civilization is that you get to go on an hour travel time. And what do I do during these travel times? I either take a nap, listen to music, or I think... Yup I think of emo stuff to serious stuff to dirty stuff hahaha! I just have a lot of thoughts that surges into my mind when I'm not doing anything. And I was on a one way ride to daydream land I was thinking what I'll be missing in the Philippines when I move to Canada.

I was nibbling on my favorite bag of boiled peanuts when the thought hit me, I'll miss my boiled peanuts hehehe. I know that Canada will have peanuts but I'm not sure if they'll have my favorite fresh boiled peanuts. Maybe I'll start my peanut shop there and spread the addiction to peanuts, acne afflicted skin, and anaphylactic shock from allergies to peanuts hehehe. What an evil plan to destroy the world. But seriously, I'll miss Pinoy dishes but I don't think that I'll be missing it that much because my dad (yup he's our personal slave/cook/house boy/carpenter/plumber/driver/assistant/etc) will be with us.

I'll miss my friends, my school, and my way of life here in the Philippines. But I won't miss the sight of poverty, injustice, and plain ugliness that the Philippines has to offer for Filipino. Moving to Canada is a an escape from all these hardships that the common Filipino has. Well, we aren't poor so I haven't really experience real hardship but we're not rich either so I somehow have an idea of how a poor Filipino live.

I know for a fact that I'll be enjoying my new life and I sure can't wait to move.

My Bubbly Teacher

I posted here about my day being bad and all but you know what? It's still 2:00 pm and even though I have no money to buy food maybe this day could still turn around and end up with a happy conclusion.

But I don't have to wait for happy things to happen because something wonderful did happen already. I saw three of my old high school teachers and I'm glad that I did. I saw Ma'am Gomez, my beloved first year home room adviser and Science teacher who was very busy so I didn't interrupt her. I also saw Ma'am, I mean, Dr. Vedua, who was very professional looking as always. She's my former Trigonometry teacher by the way and she is a very smart woman! She won't get her PhD if she wasn't, duh! She was with one of my clinical instructors in front of the AVR 1 and they were talking to each other and asking if they had WiFi connections with their laptops. I was wondering how they knew each other but let's just leave that as one of the great mysteries of the world hehehe.
But one teacher really struck me the most: Ma'am AlmeƱana. I saw her at the high school, actually she saw me first. I was waiting for my transcript of records and I was fiddling with my laptop when a roll of paper swung in front of my screen I looked to see who it was and there was my former Economics teacher smiling and was very bubbly. She was wearing casual clothes and her image was refreshing. I smiled back and great memories flowed in. It was very flattering that after 3 years my former high school teacher still remembered who I was despite having a lot of new students every year.

Awe I'm reminiscing the good days again. As the guest speaker in my brother's graduation said yesterday, we can never be able to pay back our teachers for all of the things that they have taught us. That is why I highly respect my teachers.

What a great day this is indeed. I'll sure miss them when I'll move away.

Fifty-Six Cents... Oh boy... Seriously?

You might be wondering what I'm blabbering about this Fift-Six cents thing. Well let;s just say that this day is so tiring and depressing. Here's the story. I went down to the city (literally since I live in the beautiful mountain province of Bukidnon) to get my transcript of records from Xavier University High School, which is also located on another mountain... why am I obsess with mountains? Anyway my mom gave me Php 150 for my fare and food and I was like what? You're only giving me this amount? How am I going to get home (the fare going to our house is Php 45 by the way)? She told me that we'll just go home together since she already gave the rest of her money to my little brother who went to the beach with friends. At first I was mumbling why is his allowance for the day bigger than mine but I decided not to make a big fuss about it to prevent any problems.

So I went down to the city and decided to take a taxi up the second mountain because it was already 10:30 and business hours today are only up to 12 noon and I still had to go to the main campus to take care of my other transcript of records in college. I was thinking that the fare for the taxi would only cost around Php 60. But to my great dismay and surprise I had to pay Php 75. I would try to make a run for it but not only is that plain evil I couldn't run fast enough because I was carrying with me a laptop and the taxi driver has... well his car.
But if you think that my misery and impoverished state was worst enough I had to pay another Php 30 for the transcript of records processing fee. So to sum up all my fare to go down the city and up another mountain and subtract that from the money I had, I will get the great total of Php 16. Oh my God, I'm so pathetic.

But my misery does not end there. Well I took the jeepney this time since I had no choice, I was broke, and I paid Php 6 for the fare. I then proceeded to our College of Nursing to get my recommendation letter which happened to be not there. Well, I'm not really complaining since there is still a lot of time and I understand that they should prioritize the job application recommendations of past graduates (our 98% PRC Nursing Board Exam Passers). Oh well, I still do have to apply for the release of my transcript of records so no big deal, I'll just return this Monday.

And so this part explains why my post title is Fifty-Six Cents. I went to the finance office to have my clearance card checked and signed when the lady at the registrar printed out an account statement. I new that meant that we still had unfinished financial obligations which seems unrealistic to me because we have already settled all of this before my final exam. How on earth would I take the final exam if I haven't paid my tuition completely right? As I read the statement I was taken back... Running balance: Php 0.56. As in for real? Seriously? Fifty-six cents! They want me to pay Fifty-six cents! Of course I really did not worry about paying Php 0.56 but my point is my school sure does think of money as very important as they still had bothered to hold my records because of an unpaid Php 0.56.

Well I paid up what I lacked and smiled when I was given Php 0.30 cents for my Php 1.00 that I gave. An evil thought came into my mind: what if I demand that I be given the "EXACT" change as it seems that cents these days are very important to them. But of course I didn't do that because the lady was very nice and helpful to me. So in return to her kindness and respect, I shown her kindness and respect.

But my encounter with the bookcenter is the main even why my day is so shitty today. Imagine, there were 6-8 people inside that pathetic useless office and no one even bothered to approach me at the window. I understand that it's still office hours and costumers are always important. But these stupid so-called "Student Assistants" are of no assistance at all. I was very calm and kind when I said, "Excuse me" but they just went on with their lives talking. Finally there was this girl who went to the window to get some paper or something and I asked her where I could have this clearance slip signed. She said Window 5 (without even looking at me the whole time). I peeked at window 5 and it was closed. So I went back to her and informed her that there was no one at Window 5. And my very angry self suddenly blurted what I wanted to suppress: "Mga Bastos!" Translation: You people are so Rude! And it was true. They seem to have all the time doing nothing and they don't even entertain students very well. Well then, you should just close down if you don't want to do any service for the students. Seriously, I never buy things from them because aside from their snail-like movement there goods and books are crappy.

And so that ends my miserable story. I'm hanging out at the bridge of the Aggies Building because it's the only part of the school that I could get a WiFi connection since the library is closed. I'm hungry and I am so bored! Good thing I decided to bring my laptop, I would have died from boredom and hunger pangs if I didn't.

Bottom line, despite some shitty office and services that Xavier University has, I still love Xavier and am proud if it. It just have to remove some unworthy people from their jobs.

On Moral Relativism

Today was very interesting indeed, aside from this day being the Graduation Day for my younger brother, I was able to learn some interesting stuff during the mass celebration's homily delivered by his excellency Monsenyor Pacana.

The topic was about moral relativism. So what is moral relativism anyway? Moral Relativism asserts that morality is not based on any absolute standard. Rather, ethical "truths" depend on the situation, culture, one's feelings, etc (from gotquestions.org). In other words, morality is overrated. There is no right and wrong. A good example is stealing. Moral relativism means that stealing is only wrong if you're caught!

But if you believe this then you should need to reevaluate yourself and your value system. There is no 11th Commandment! The 11th commandment by the way is you can do whatever you want to do as long as you're not caught. A sick joke perhaps but is absolutely untrue.

We all know how to differentiate right from wrong. We have known this since we were little and society upholds these mores or socially accepted norms as our basis of our morality. Because if we disregard morality then we would have a deteriorated society right now. But wait, our society has already start to deteriorate... but this is why we should make a stand to correct this problem before it worsens.

This is why we should uphold our morals and values. It is sad that there are a lot of people out there who know embrace the sad ideology of moral relativism but we should not break and follow this fad. Just because everyone is being immoral doesn't mean that we have to follow them.

We should always put this in mind: We should ALWAYS be morally upright even if others CANNOT, if others WILL NOT, and if others ARE NOT.

Let's Place the World In Complete Darkness

Yup! You heard me right! Please support the international movement, Earth Hour (an event created by the World Wildlife Fund.), to help reduce the impact of global warming to our climate. On March 29, 2008 at 8 p.m., join millions of people around the world in making a statement about climate change by turning off your lights. By doing so, you'll be creating a brighter future for you and your children.

It may only be for a few minutes but if the rest of the world joins in then we could really make a difference? Why? Just watch the video below to learn more about Earth Hour.

If you really want to take a step further then make Earth Hour and everyday event by simply switching of unused electrical appliances and lights. You don't only save money but you also help save the world in the process. What a great deal don't you think?

And if you want to be a real hero, then please join me in raising funds for Earth Hour. Please visit The Grim Angel Earth Hero Page.

My Thoughts on Hateful Bastards

In this life there are some basic truths and one basic truth that I have learned is that you can never please everyone. You are not born in this world to make everyone happy, that is not your job. Pleasing everyone is not your destiny. For me, one's destiny is to live out one's life to the fullest, doing what you can to make a change, to be different. One should do as one pleases (as long as you don't hurt anyone in the process) and one's actions cannot be dictated upon by others.

So why am I talking about pleasing everyone and stuff? Well it's just that the world is full of hateful bastards who don't have anything productive to do but flame and hate. What's worst about these people is that they love being anonymous. They don't have a face and a name so you can't run after them and kill them or whatever retaliation you want to do.

But in this life there is another thing that I have learned that is consoling. You don't have to do anything to get back or to get even with these people. I won't waste my time and effort to get even by getting into a flaming battle or into a dog fight. I won't stoop as low as to lower myself to their level, I know my worth and I am more than that. These people, the unknown haters, are cowards. They are insecure and they don't have the confidence to show their faces and real identity. We all know these kind of people. They are the kind of people who goes online (especially on youtube) and they just flame you even if they don't know you. They are all talk but at the end of the day they are nothing, they are just insecure. These kind of people are those who have low self-esteem and are usually abused (sexually/verbally) as children or deprived of love and respect.

I have received several insults on my blog and they are always from anonymous pathetic spineless wimps who are unequipped to live as normal self-respecting human beings (ok, I'm getting a bit offensive). Just for the record, this blog is a PERSONAL BLOG. It is about my life and everything that I am. This blog is an extension of my thoughts and my feelings, in short it's part of me and my soul. So if you don't want to view my blog then don't visit it! Don't continue reading my posts and just leave. If you're not able to leave respectful constructive criticisms then don't leave any traces at all.

Honestly, their spiteful words may hurt a while (because I'm a person with feelings after all) but a little later I pick myself up and I realize that I am very lucky. I'm lucky to be loved by people I care of and I don't have to hurt other people just to make myself feel good. I am not like these haters who goes to forums and blogs just to release their frustrations from their pathetic little lives (if they even have a life that is).

Oh my... I'm supposed to have a neutral post about this negativity but I am angry and I can't help it. But I'm not angry enough to face my limitations and accept who I am. Sure I know that I am not perfect. I know that I may not have the most beautiful body in the world or the looks that people will fall for but this is who I am. This is me, I accept me for who I am and I love myself. My family loves me for who I am and I don't care what other people think.

I won't let other people get in the way of my self-expression and creativity. So haters, send me all the hate messages in the world! Buy a hate-thesaurus if you want and hit me with all of your best negative and degrading words. Because after everything you say I'll only feel better at my self, because at least I'm being Christ-like because He is always with the ones that are persecuted. I am not a saint but I do not also hurt other people just to feel that I exist in this world.

So to my haters: Thank you for your comments. Have a good day and God bless!

Instant Make-Over!

I learned about this website from PixelRN and I was a bit curious and wanted to try it out to see if Taaz.com really is what it advertises: creating a new look. Well the site is actually intended for the female audience but I still wanted to try it anyway. Good thing that the site offered some short hair that are also good for guys. Of course I was curious enough to try the long female hairs but it did not turn out good. hehehe!


So what do you think? From the haggard looking person to the stylish F4 Wanna Be look hahaha! Taaz.com is actually very fun to play with but is more practical for female users of course. The site offers you to create a new look using real to life products. It's like testing beauty products in the convenience of your own home/office/library or where ever you are as long as you're connected to the internet.

I don't use make-up or plan to use make-up but the products used on the site are very nice! I especially liked the contacts. The site is also very user friendly. It beats using photoshop which is a nightmare for newbies like me.

Heard any Good Oyster Jokes Lately?

I have been chatting with an old friend of mine when we suddenly got bored and our boredom lead us to this corny oyster joke that we came up with:

A gulf oyster came rushing in the emergency room of the hospital and wasn't looking too good. An oyster specialist then rushed to the very pale oyster and then told the sick oyster, "Oh my God! You have real clammy skin!"
Hahaha! Did you get the joke? Clammy skin? You see what the oyster specialist meant is that the oyster had a cool, moist, and pale skin (which meant that the oyster is about to go into shock) but then it's ironic that the specialist would say that when the oyster was a bivalved mollusk too! It's a bit corny, I know, but eating gulf oysters without sufficient knowledge of it's dangers is no joke! Eating oysters without proper knowledge can be dangerous.

We all love to eat gulf oysters, like who doesn't? But if you're an at-risk consumer (if you have cancer, liver disease, stomach disorders, etc) of oysters then you could suffer gastroenteritis and primary septicemia which is very uncomfortable mind you and is of no laughing matter.

I know that all of these may sound difficult to digest (excuse me for the pun) but it is better to be a well informed consumer than a uninformed suffering one.

Want to learn more about oysters and the many ways to enjoy them? Just visit the Be Oyster Aware website for more interesting oyster facts and recipes! Prevent the suffering and learn how to enjoy oysters more!

Me: A Pyromaniac

It's official, I'm a pyromaniac! I just love burning all my notes and all the stuff I could burn. Like it was already 12:30 AM in the morning and I'm still up eager to burn stuff. It's a good thing my neighbors did not wake up and rebuked me for being up so late just to burn stuff and not to mention pollute the air (bad me).

I just love seeing the papers burn. It was like having this special gift where I could make something disappear. I really had fun turning the paper over so that it could burn faster. I learned that paper will burn slower and inefficiently if you try to burn it in bundles. But if you spread the paper enough so that each page could cover a wide area, they are more faster and efficiently burned separately. It's sort of a divide and conquer thing.

I also loved the warmth that the fire was emitting. It sort of was soothing especially when cool air was blowing through me. It was like being in a little heaven of my own (the only difference is that there's fire).

It's weird but I really felt high and mighty as the flames grew stronger and brighter with each thrust of my steel rod. When the fire was slowly dying I was even desperate to find paper that hadn't completely burned so that the fire won't die.

Maybe I have a career opportunity in being an arsonist, what do you think? hehehe...

Additional note: Or maybe it was the joy of having to hide and burn all my secrets behind and start a new life... what do you think?

Photo Credit: cholesterol

7 Deady Sins

Since today is a Maundy Thursday I thought why not post something about religion ei? And what better topic than sin. Plus I found these awesome pictures that I found on deviantART that I thought was worth sharing. These photos are by blackeri, a digital painter from Poland.

So what are these 7 Deadly Sins I am talking about? Well they are no other than:
  1. Pride is excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.
  2. Envy is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation.
  3. Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.
  4. Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.
  5. Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.
  6. Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.
  7. Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.
Source: deadlysins.com

If I remember my Religious Studies well enough these are also known as capital vices or cardinal sins (mortal sins). They are classified as mortal sins because it destroys man's state of grace and the sinner is threatened of eternal damnation unless forgiven or given an absolution through the sacrament of confession.

Hmm... I wonder if I am guilty of any of those sins... well I do admit that I sometimes am greedy, envious, lustful, wrathful, a sloth (not slut), prideful, and I am even am a glutton at times but not that excessively that it destroys my relationship. But I am only human and make mistakes sometimes... but I know that there is no excuse to sin...

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Welcome to the Dark Ages

Oh my God! I am totally pissed off! I was in the middle of replying to people’s messages to me when all of the sudden *poof*! A black-out… Aah!!! Today is supposed to be a Holy Thursday! People are in their house relaxing because it’s a holiday and then the freaking electricity goes out? This is the province in the Philippines for you, darn it.

I am really so frustrated and furious! We have so many black-outs here that our computers and appliances gets busted easily because the electricity goes on and off like crazy. I really hate this! Good thing my laptop’s battery is fully charged. At least I can still write about my thoughts… geez… talk about an addicted blogger…

But then my laptop's battery will only last for 1 and a half hours so what will I do then? No! What a boring day today will be. I'll just help my parents pack then. Beats doing nothing but stare at the ceiling hoping the electricity will come back.

The Newest Hip Hop/Rap Site

Yo peeps! How are you all doing? Doing fine I hope. Anyway I was searching the net with nothing to do and I encountered this new rap forum. You might be asking what this rap forum is all about. Well as the name implies it's the latest hip hop/rap forum were you can join for free and talk about hip hop or rap. For newbie hip hop/rap artists out there, this site is a good way for promoting yourself and to get a chance in the big time lime light and be a celebrity yourself.

The rap forum also features artist listing, new releases, the rap artist top 10, and the online hip hop online free style battling (that's where you compete to see who's a better rapper or hip hop singer; not actually physically fighting or bashing your face mind you).

Just check out the rap forum yourself if you want to know what I'm talking about. The site has a very nice design and vibe to it. It really is worth the try and joining.

XU @ 75!

Xavier University Jubilee Music Video in celebration of its 75th founding anniversary.


Words can't tell how proud I am to be an Atenean! For 75 years, XAVIER UNIVERSITY - ATENEO DE CAGAYAN have been forming men and women for others who are competent, committed, and compassionate.

XAVIER UNIVERSITY, the first Jesuit University in the Philippines and the first university in Mindanao. Celebrating its 75th year of truth and excellence! From being literally demolished during World War II it now rises in it's shining glory as it is now. Rooted in history and I know will continue to go on strong and build better leaders for our country, the Philippines.

I have been a proud Atenean ever since high school. Once I was enrolled and started to go to school at Xavier University High School - Ateneo de Cagayan (XUHS), I could really feel that there is something very different in the atmosphere. It was a feeling of great achievement and of great passion. It is at XUHS that I could safely say that I was molded into a true blue Atenean who does more than what being asked (who never settles for mediocrity (magis). It was at XUHS where I found myself and I really felt at home. I was also glad that I went to XU for my College Education. It is here that I had found my future and who I envision my self to be, a Registered Nurse who places the sake of his patients first and who plays a role as a patient advocate. It's sad that I have to leave this wonderful community as I am about to leave for Canada. But my heart and passion will always be a true blue Atenean.

Again, I am PROUD to be an ATENEAN!!!

The Beautiful People

I was browsing deviantART and I was looking at artistic nude photographs (it's not pornography people it's art!) and a thought suddenly came to me...

What if all the beautiful people (I mean the physical appearance not the personality thing) were sorted or moved to their own island. That wouldn't be hard because there are only a few beautiful people by today's standard (the thin girls and muscular guys).

So we have an island of the average looking people and the island of gorgeous people... what do you think will happen? I know, the island of the average looking people and the island of gorgeous people will then set a new set of standards for beauty and then each island will have again a division of the beautiful and not.

Geez, people are so hard to please...

Shopping Cart Software

Are you an online merchant or do you plan to sell your items online? Well I know the ecommerce software that is just right for you! This shopping cart software offers merchants a great way to sell items online. What made me interested in this software first is that it actually does not need any installation! Great right? Since the program is web based you don't have to go through all the hassle of downloading and installing. It's so easy to use that almost anyone can use it and it's also very affordable too! And if ever you need any help you can just chat with the customer support live!

And it's not just limited to being an old plain shopping cart because this program offers so much more like sales analysis, web optimization, inventory, and guess what? Shipping and tax!

And if you think that it's just plain too good to be true why don't you try it yourself for 10-days without any use of credit card! What kind of shopping cart software could beat these features? What are you waiting for? Check out and try the ecommerce software by Ashop Commerce!

Missy the Dogie

You just have to love my dogie! Her name is Missy and she's kind of weird in a funny sort of way. I went out of the house to check up on her and there she comes waking from her sleep wagging her tail in a cute way. I was about to pet her when she started running back and forth our yard like crazy so I thought she must need some "out-of-the-house" time. Well, we all do need to get out of the house and make have a walk somewhere. So I took her with me for a walk and then all of the sudden her collar broke and she ran like crazy! Kind of like an escaped convict if you ask me.

I was frantic and ran after her and boy, how can you catch a dog that runs that fast? Grr! I was getting frustrated and decided to come home. I thought that Missy would rather run away somewhere and be a wild dog or something. But to my surprise she ran back to me as I turned my back and followed me home.

Guess she just needed to break free for a while and chase the other dogs and birds and spend her stored energy. She's very hyperactive people! It's like she's on a high sugar diet or something.

Well, I will sure miss her when we leave for Canada. But I know she'll be happy with her mom and bro when we return her to her original owner.

There's More to an Oyster Than You Think

What if gulf oysters produce not only pearls? What if they produce other kinds of precious jewels like diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and etc! What if oysters are the solution to our current problems like pollution, fast depleting energy resources, and a cure for HIV/AIDS?!

What if oysters provide new life for all living creatures? Well, I might be exaggerating a bit already but it is true that gulf oysters can sustain life, especially our lives, by giving us nourishment that is!

You just have to love oysters!There are several ways to cook oysters and so many ways to enjoy them! But did you know that eating oysters can also be risky? Eating raw or under-cooked oysters can cause serious illness or even death from Vibrio vulnificus bacteria. Scary huh? But does this mean that we have to stop eating freshgulf oysters? You've got to be kidding right? That is definitely not an option!

So if you love eating oysters and can't get enough, please visit the Be Oyster Aware website so that you can learn more about your beloved oysters and how to eat oysters safely! Happy eating guys!

Topsy-Turvy House

Aah! My house is such a mess! We have boxes here, garbage there, and you get the point. I never new that our house had so much junk in it! Yeah I'm going to burn all of them later! I just love burning things, I might be a pyromaniac! Hahaha! But I won't burn my house down hehehe!

But within these junk are some hidden treasures... seriously! I get to remember precious memories and it's quite heart-warming. Just proves that not all junk is trash... for that junk may be someones precious item.

Homeowners May Be Being Treated Unfairly

I have read an interesting article about commercial mortgages and I have to say that I was totally blown away! I am saddened by the fact that there are some money lending firms that treat homeowners unfairly according to the Financial Ombudsman.

Many people are struggling just to live a decent living and at the same time be able to pay their commercial mortgages and then we have money lending firms imposing several fees that are not any more reasonable.

For me, the homeowners should really complain about these excessive fees and that the Financial Ombudsman should protect these rights. Homeowners should protect their rights from money lenders that takes advantage of their situation.

Good thing that there still are great lending firms that offers commercial mortgages at very reasonable prices. We're going to move to another place this coming May and this thought is very reassuring.

Nursing Garage Sale!

Hello everyone! You might be wondering why I have a nursing related post here when I already have My Nurse's Notes for my nursing topics. Well I just wanted to spread the good news about my Nursing Garage Sale! There's nothing special about my garage sale, well except that the majority of the stuff I'm selling are nursing books for such a reasonable price! Why don't you check my Nursing Garage Sale for yourself!

Bad Credit? No Problem!

We all find shopping very fun. What makes the shopping experience more care-free and enjoyable is the use of our handy-dandy credit card. With one swipe we get to buy everything that we want. It's because of this reason that some people become shop-a-holics and continue to use their credit cards. But at the end of the month, our shopping frenzy comes to a halt because of the tremendous bills we have to pay.

And if we're not able to pay up then we have bad credit standing and it would be very difficult to apply for another credit card. How then would we live the life that we have dreamed of right if we don't have purchasing power? But there is absolutely nothing to worry about because there is an available credit cards for bad credit. Is there really a bad credit credit cards? You bet there is!

Badcreditoffers.com not only offers you bad credit credit cards, but helps you repair your credit and pay up your debts so that you'll have a clean record once again. They also provide you with different kinds of loans like home, auto, and personal loans. It's like having a friend help you out during your bad credit days, and all thanks to badcreditoffers.com.

Discovering New Songs That You'll Like

So a friend of mine send me a message on Friendster (yup I have an account http://www.friendster.com/grimangel) asking me for song recommendations. I have done this too for a time now but I've realized that I have my own unique taste in music and my preferences are not the same with my friends. So I gave my friend this advice that I think would be helpful to other song lovers out there trying so hard to find for new musical inspiration:

1. You can try searching http://www.imeem.com for songs and listen to them online. You have to register first if you're not a member but trust me this site is good and that you won't regret signing up. Listening to other people's playlist can be nice as you are introduced to new songs, artists, and new styles.
2. You could also try www.pandora.com. No, it's not the stupid girl who opened the box that contains all evil and hellish. It's an internet radio service that helps you discover new artists and songs that matches your preference by analyzing and matching songs from the ones you currently like. It's sort of an online dating service that makes sure that songs that you like are matched to you.
3. Or, if you have watched any good movies lately and you liked the official sound track (OST) why not research about the song and the artist of the song. Chances are you'll discover an artist you have never heard of before and that you'll like their songs and style.
4. Watch MTV or listen to the radio! Doing so would make you updated to new songs and trends.
5. Lastly, Download/buy the songs that you like and enjoy!

But it does help if you ask your friends for endorsements... because as the old cliche goes, birds of the same feather stick together. Your friends might have the same weird taste in music like you hahaha... joke.

11 Commandments in Using the Toilet

I found this hilarious 11 Commandments in Using the Toilet (actually 12 but one rule is illegible) while browsing through our old class blogspot, Tataknerd. And I have to say, who ever made these rules sure does have a great sense of humor:

11 Commandments in Using the Toilet
  1. Lift the seat before starting.
  2. Caution! All women place seat in proper position before sitting.
  3. Do not waste paper - use both sides. If paper is scarce use your ingenuity but be careful for hygiene reasons.
  4. Do not confuse toilet brush with toothbrush.
  5. Save electricity - learn to aim in the dark.
  6. Long timers be warned! After two hours ejectochair will start working.
  7. When writing graffiti on the wall - use only waterproof colors and brushes of good quality. Please write legibly.
  8. Flush only when a risk of suffocation or feeling of sickness occurs.
  9. Warning! When dispatching excessive amounts there is a strong possibility of blockage. Flush several times and hope for the best.
  10. If flooding occurs - keep calm. Life vest is under your seat. Tread water until help arrives.
  11. Avoid crowds - max: 16 persons in this room.

I signed up for PPP!

Yeay! I'm so happy that I was finally accepted by payperpost! Like this is a dream come true! Did you know that payperpost may be one, if not the best, online program that offers it's subscribers (they call us "Postie" cute right?) the one of a kind opportunity to post about the things we like and at the same time earn money!

A friend of mine referred this program to me and boy was I thankful! Imagine, they literally pay you $20.00 just to announce to the world that you're proud and happy that you got in their program! Isn't it great? The payperpost site is also very user-friendly even to newbies like me. Boy I am really ready to write some great posts from now on!

So to my friends out there, what are you waiting for? Why not join payperpost and join me as I earn while I continue with my addiction: blogging!

The Children of Chinese Businessmen

I'm not sure if this is true or if it is just one of my wild ideas. But I think some Chinese businessmen (and women, I don't want to be sexist) have their children work for their business once in a while. This is just an observation that I have gathered, because every time that I go to a restaurant (doesn't really need to be a Chinese restaurant) I see these Chinese looking waiters who stand out from the store team because they look Chinese and they don't seem to fit in.

Let's just say that I have a gut feeling that these waiters/waitresses are actually rich and are sons/daughters of the rich Chinese businessmen. I think that the reason behind having your children work like common people (if you were a rich Chinese businessman) is to let your children know that making money is not easy. The experience of being common people, the average low-wage salary type of people, would make their children more hardworking and grow up responsible and independent.

I know a Chinese family, friends of my family, who grew up living simple. Their children are not snobbish little rich brats that you would expect of rich families but rather they are rather down to earth totally disregarding the fact that they are surrounded by such extravagance and wealth.

Maybe this is one of the reasons why Chinese businessmen are successful, what do you think?

Online Casino

Ok, I have been talking about online casinos with my friends lately and I said to myself why not try my luck and play online?

There are a lot of virtual casinos online and I mean a lot! It's very hard to choose a casino that pretty much matches my likes. And I also want a casino that offers a variety of games. And while searching for that said online casino, guess what I found? Joyland Online Casino! Like you wouldn't believe what Joyland Online Casino! You are given a lot of bonuses like a $850 sign-up bonus for starters. What a treat indeed! And that's just one of the benefits you'll get for signing up with Joyland Online Casino.

And I'm actually a beginner at these casino games, but the site offers great accessibility and it's very easy to navigate around. It was a breeze learning the games and adapting to the game style. You just have to download their application so that you can easily play the games that they offer like Video Poker, Blackjack, Progressive Slot Jackpots, Video Slots, Multi-line slots, Single-line slots, Caribbean Poker, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Keno, Arcade Games, And many more.

So what are you waiting for? Why don't you check Joyland Online Casino for yourself to see what I'm talking about.

On Piracy

"Ahoy there! You land-lovers er wondering why I'm a pirate I reckon?!"

Well I'm a pirate for a very simple reason: I use pirated software. I know, I know... "Very bad Edgar you are so evil! You are causing the impedance of growth and innovations because you're stealing and all..."

I know that piracy is bad but what can I do? I'm addicted to it. It's like seeing a treasure chest right in front of me, and by instinct I grab the treasure chest and keep it to myself.

But you just have to be amazed by the way people are resourceful enough to generate keygens (that's key generators in short) or create programs to get through password/serial number impregnated softwares.

I'm actually downloading a torrent right now that contains Final Fantasy VII for the PC and at the same time downloading a rapidshare file: Silent Hill 4: The Room. These are all RPG's (Role Playing Games) mind you, my type of computer games where I play the role of a character and be engulfed in the story and such. My reason for piracy is one it's cheap and I'm able to get downloads that are very rare and hard to find like Final Fantasy VII. There are a lot of pirated Cd's being sold in broad daylight in the Philippines in shops that are legal mind you but I prefer to download because again it's cheaper (I'm so cheap I'm sorry).

But with piracy comes great consequences. Although it's amazing that you can download stuff for free you are posing yourself to great danger like having your PC infested by viruses, adwares, and the worst destroys your PC. I've heard a rumor that once Microsoft finds out that your PC is counterfeit they can easily fry or overload your system to the point that it can be salvageable. Pretty scary huh? Not to mention the potential lawsuits that you will get if they gather enough evidence to prove that you tamper with their software or such.

Ok fine, I'll stop my downloads. This stress is not worth it. Plus it takes so long for my download to finish because the free version of Rapidshare restricts the download speed... but there is a way to pirate a premium Rapidshare account. But again bad idea...

Hmm... being good sucks... hehehe...

Let Me Love You Tonight - Ryan Cayabyab Singers

I just love this song! I just couldn't help it! I just want to share it to everyone! The melody is very addicting and even if I'm not in love I feel the romance and all that lovey dovey stuff. Ryan Cayabyab a celebrated musician in the Philippines has produced many great talents but never before has he formed a group that carried his own name. But judging the song he has indeed created a dream team: the Ryan Cayabyab Singers

Here's the lyrics:

by the Ryan Cayabyab Singers

Never thought I’d ever get the chance
To be so close to you like in a dance
I only watch you from afar
Moving like a distant star
So far away, away from me!

* If I could reach you…
If I could touch you…
Would you please let your light
Illuminate this dark lonely life

And let me hold you in my arms tonight
Feel your body close to mine tonight
Let me kiss you let me hug you tight
Until we see the morning light
And let me hold you in my arms tonight
Fell your body close to mine tonight
And let me hold you in my arms tonight
And let me love you tonight (repeat *)

I never thought I’d ever get the chance
To be so close to you like in a dance

And let me hold you in my arms tonight
Feel your body close to mine tonight
Let me kiss you let me hug you tight
Until we see the morning light
And let me hold you in my arms tonight
Fell your body close to mine tonight
And let me hold you in my arms tonight
And let me love you tonight!

Online Casino & Gambling

Gambling is an inevitable experience; it is part of our human nature. We always have to take risks to earn or acquire something more just like in love, work, and daily living. Some people gamble not just for the hope of earning money but rather it’s more of the thrill of the game. The adrenaline rush is amazing as you sit in your chair anticipating for a win. And of course, winning is great no doubt about it.

So talking about gambling, we see almost 3000 online casinos appearing in pop-ups or ads. Of course by instinct we would naturally click them and play right? But more experienced players would then think of the reliability and genuineness of a certain casino online. We also have to think of the web design, ease of use, and most important of all is the game structure and pay-out.

But with around 3000 online casinos how do we find something that really suit our preferences? There is one simple solution! With Pro360, an online casino review site, you don’t have to worry about anything and start your gambling experience!

The site is very user friendly and has a great design. The games you would want to play are placed neatly and they have a list of the Top 20 Casinos and listings of other casinos online. You don't have to worry about credentials because Pro360 includes the online certificates and their review and most importantly the reviews of other players.

Why don’t you check Pro360 out and start playing!


Ok my photo above has completely no relevance to what I am about to talk about in this post. I just wanted to place this photo to emphasize the word irresponsibility!

So what about irresponsibility? According to Answers.com irresponsibility can be defined as the following:

  1. Lack of, or freedom from, responsibility or accountability.
  2. A trait causing one to act without a proper sense of responsibility; acting without giving proper weight to one's responsibilities.
My stupid brother may be the best example of this term... he may as well be a new definition of IRRESPONSIBILITY! Imagine this, you come home from school and you find your mother early from work working hard on the computer. At first you might think that it's work related but then you suddenly realized that it's actually your stupid brother's school work/project when your mother asks you to help out.

I was actually quite taken back by this scenario because never have I asked my parents to DO MY HOMEWORK/PROJECT! I may have asked for help but I rarely do this. And guess what makes the whole scenario more aggravating? The projects are due the next day. Oh yes projects! With an S! My mother was doing several projects of my stupid brother.

These projects were given months ago and yet my very stupid and irresponsible brother decided to do it at the last minute. To think that these projects are his requirements to graduate high school.

I sometimes ask myself why my brother is such a bum. A complete good for nothing student who can't seem to get his act together! He was almost suspended for possession of marijuana, got mixed up with juvenile delinquents, got into fist fights (and almost into a lawsuit), and he's a below average student.

Why? What happened to him and he seem so aloof, carefree, and lax?! Doesn't he ever think of is future? What makes him act this way? I can really say that he has no reason at all to be such a bad student! He lives near his school, he's always given allowance everyday (so he has no problems regarding budgeting and all), he has a computer, and my parents are always there to help him out.

So why then am I better at him in school performance?! Imagine I lived independently away from my parents since high school, had to cook my own food, budget my allowance, handle daily stresses on my own, and I didn't have complete resources like a computer. He has everything given to him but why is he so damn irresponsible?

I have one hypothesis why he's like this. He's a SPOILED BRAT! He's so used to being given everything he wanted and he takes no responsibility for his actions. For example, he flunks a subject. Is that a problem for him? Of course not because my parents come to the school and influences the teacher to pass him. He gets into trouble? No problem, my parents are once again to the rescue. He does something wrong? No problem because my parents lets it go. He never gets grounded or punished... so look how this spoiled person turned out. A selfish self-glorifying fool!

I'm quite pissed of because I once remembered asking my mom a definition of a word way back when I was little and she then told me to find it in the dictionary. Fine it's to train me to be responsible right? But what's ironic is right now she's doing my brother's dirty work. So what is she trying to teach my brother now? Dependence?

I know that someday, my parents will realize their mistakes when it's already too late, when my brother becomes a jobless bum with several kids.

Google AdSense PIN

I just love it when I receive letters (except when the letter is a billing statement) and the best letter that I received this year is from Google AdSense. They just sent me my Personal Identification Number (PIN) to certify that I'm a real person and not some person who stole private information just to get more earning from AdSense or something.

Upon receiving the letter, all my doubts about the genuineness of the Google AdSense program has been wiped out. I really can earn money from Google after all. Anyway, for those who don't know what Google AdSense is take some time to read this:
"Google AdSense is a program in which enterprises can display Google advertisements on Web sites and earn revenue from hits that generate traffic for the Google search engines. Google AdSense represents businesses of all sizes worldwide in multiple languages. AdSense is a refinement and expansion of the concept behind banner-ad sharing arrangements that have been in use for years."
- From Whatis?com
Why don't you guys try blogging right now and apply to AdSense. Isn't blogging about things you like and earning at the same time great?

RAM Upgrade

Finally, after a few weeks of waiting I finally had the chance to upgrade my laptop's DDR2 memory from a measly 512 MB to a respectable 1.5 GB DDR2.

At last my laptop is running a bit faster even if it only has a 1.73 Ghz Intel Celeron processor. I was quite frustrated because I found out that my laptop was just phased out and there was a new model with an Intel Dual Core Processor for exactly the same price! And I was like what the hell! Damn it!

MORAL LESSON: Patience is a virtue... and it will lead you to better opportunities!

But anyway, I still love my laptop even if it is this simple...

1 More Week To Go

I am so glad that next week would be the last week for this school semester. I am already so fed up with the Grand Case Presentation and theses paper for nursing research!

I am also glad that I won't have to see some group mates who don't know anything better to do than complain, complain, and oh yeah complain! I am sick and tired of being a leader who has to pick up other people's work and have to get my self stressed over it!

Just a few more days and I am home free to have a fresh whole start!