Look of the Year


Are you young? Are you beautiful? Do you want to be a model?

Well with Look of the Year you can have the chance to show off your beauty and get the chance to win 10,000 USD and a chance to model in Paris, New York, and Milan! You can also get the chance of being spotted by some modeling agency and continue a career in modeling!

And joining this contest is quite easy! All you have to do is be your beautiful self and snap a picture and send it to Look of the Year!

This is not any beauty contest people! This is the real thing! The contestants are from all over the world and they are all beautiful and glamorous and they have their eyes set on that price so join now and show the world how beautiful you are!

Speed Packing

What is speed packing anyway? Well it's a new word I coined (well I claim it's new but I guess it's not, Lol!) after experiencing (still experiencinAg) the stress and headaches of packing all your life in one medium-sized bag.

I know that we should have packed and sorted all our stuff a few months ago but we were complacent and thought that our departure date is still far away. And after a few days, we then realize that we only have today (since we're leaving tomorrow) as our last packing day and guess what? We're still half-way through!

Oh well, charge it to experience as usual.

The Next Dockers Commercial


I have always been a great fan of Dockers. I just loved how comfortable I am when I wear them and I like the way it makes me look mature and sophisticated. That is why I am so delighted to find out the Dockers contest!

Yup you get to make your very own Dockers commercial and if you're lucky enough you might just win and get your few minutes of fame as your Docker commercial will have it's own airtime at NBC!

Who knows, you might have a future in the advertisement business after all! So get up from that chair and start shooting your Docker's commercial now! Or you might as well check out the competition in the Dockers contest . I have watched the submitted videos and I have to say that some people are really very creative and wacky! I just love the way that this contest is bringing out the talent and creativity out of people!

The video that I really like is called Versatile. Just look for it at the Dockers contest page. You'd be amaze how the videos are. Some are so-so but the others are exceptional!

So check out for yourself what I am babbling about and show off your talent and creativity by joining the contest. No purchases are necessary for the contest. All you need is a camera, a good script, and your computer.

Sponsored by Dockers

The Flippox Dynasty

SM Pictorials - Flippox Dynasty

Let me introduce to you guys the Flippox Dynasty! These are my crazy weird friends from high school and I am surely going to miss them when I leave for Canada. The pictures you see were taken from SM Cagayan de Oro. What can I say? The people at Flippox Dynasty are very smart, beautiful, handsome, creative, artistic, and perverted (well some members at least) hahaha! That is why that even at a Despedida gathering we can't help but make art through our pictorials. I too was excited at the idea of a pictorial (I'm a frustrated model hahaha) and you can check me out here:
SM Pictorials

So what is the Flippox Dynasty? Well there is already a Flippox Dynasty Bibliography created by the wacky Glenn and it goes like this:
Before I reveal to you this very sacred and important text it is necessary that you observe all proper decorum in an act of respect and devotion to our beloved group and cause. None of the information you are about to read today must leave knowledge of yourself and must be upheld with deep security. Will you now please stand up, raise your right hand properly in the air, and place your left hand on the right side of your chest, and read loudly the following words:

"I (state your full name, vital statistics, and age), properly oblige to the group's foundations and observes sincerely the laws and regulations passed down unto us by our very hot and all-knowing super-founder, the Super Overlord God-Emperor Glenus Paolus Tulos, and the less great and powerful founder, Empress Snow Queen, the queen of the ice cubes. Any violation or revelation of Flip D. secrets to citizens outside the sophistication of this membership, I shall willfully inherit the punishment of castration (for men) and/or death by stoning or mutilation (women)."

After reading the first paragraph, will you now please place your left hand on the top of your head, your right hand on your butt, lift your right leg parallel to your waist and sing the first phrase of the Macarena. After which you then say these words aloud.

"My mama is so fat, when she farted she launched herself into space!"

You now take a brief pause and make a gentlemanly bow. You may now take your seat.

You are now officially granted access to the secrets of the Flip D. at the price of your dignity and intelligence. You may now continue.

- This text was found in a pink journal of the Super Overlord God-Emperor during the early foundation of the Flip D.

Text No. 1. It said the following:

Flip D., or more "popularly" known as the Flipox Dynasty, is a worldwide organization that was founded in the land of Lumbia, in an open space of the XUHS campus, called the-covered-used-to-be-an-open-space-court. It was a time of chaos and war.

Amidst this, I, the Super Overlord God-Emperor, in an amazing and rare act of super heroics that only super overlord god-emperors like me could ever perform, decided to lead the Flip D. freedom force to overthrow the evil tyrant named the Snow Queen and her army of hypnotized
mushu dragon clones. Together with my right-hand general, Major Minor Lieutenant General Captain Peperus Villiarus Peperonicus, then known as the abominable eggnok, made an initial strike to the heart of the Snow Queen's capital, the Loyola fortress.

Our attempt was futile. The Snow Queen's mushu dragon clones proved more powerful and outranked us five trillion to zero point one.

But then, when we thought all hope was lost, came hope (duh!). Kit the mother superior, Abbie the anime fanatic, Edgar the pinya-man, and Eurie the sports girl/guy-who's-also-good-in-her-studies, all came in a resounding clap of thunder. Together they smote the mushu dragons with unbelievable strength!

The battle was bloody! The pinya-man used his razor-sharp pinya leaves that seemed to have mutated on the top of his head and cut off the limbs of the enemy. Kit the mother superior called forth her ability to talk things out and well she talked things out!! Maj. Min. Lt. Gen. Cpt. Peperonicus transformed himself into a tank and drove through enemy defenses easily. Eurie hit everyone in the face, including me. And I, the most powerful of all, used my exotic Korean catfight moves which I learned from the monks of Mt. Kitanglad who happened to be Koreans, who happened to have escaped from the mental institution, who happened to be cold-hearted serial killers, who happened to be just reflections of myself in a mirror due to an impaired mental judgment of reality caused by weeks of extreme dehydration. How I or the mirror got to Mt. Kitanglad is none of your business. NONETHELESS my impressive skills decimated nearly eighty percent of the enemy, rendering the actions of my comrades completely irrelevant and useless.

It was then when the Snow Queen finally emerged from the horizon in her pajamas and in blinding radiance. Our advance was halted immediately! She had emerged from her sleep and her hair looked like crazy! It was then when we realized that the Snow Queen had recruited help as well. Our greatest fear had become reality! Daphne was revived from her "hibernation", and Princes Mimi, the Snow Queen's sister, had begun her transduction, otherwise known as puberty, and thus making her considerably powerful, and not to mention "grown".

ANYWAY! As if our situation wasn't bad enough, the Snow Queen also biologically enhanced five mushu dragon clones she now calls The Elite Mushu Dragon Rangers Squad, otherwise the TEMDRASQUA! Each one has the fighting potential equivalent to seven hundred billion normal mushu dragon clones.

We all paused ourselves in deep silence as somebody blew his fart and also because none know the actual outcome of the battle. Both sides are now equally matched. But then... a glimmer of hope... in a situation of hopelessness and smelly gas, a brave warrior came to our aid...

Optimus Prime had come!

(By the way JM, Yoojin, Kris, and the rest will be appearing later on in the story! So don't complain!! Hehehehe.)
So much for that... here is my version. And I am not Pinya Man, I am Pine Edgar, a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom... Anyway I will now tell you the history of the Flippox Dynasty...
The Flippox Dynasty was originally formed at Xavier University High School during the freshmen years of the founders, me (Edgar aka Pinya Man since I live in Pineapple Country and I had spiky hair then), Glenn aka Confused Dick Overlord (because he is very smart and talented, a writer and artist, a philosopher of Confusedcianism, but a perve), Pepper aka General Egghead (see for yourself, joke) and Kevin aka Pretty Boy (because he left the group to pursue girls hahaha).

I don't know why the three of us banded but maybe this is because of the horror and shock that we had encountered during the War of the Lunch Tables during lunch time. You must be in a group in order to have a proper seat and table during lunch time. I remember that if the lunch bell rings a representative of the group must dash down the stairs to the Open Shed to secure a territory for eating hehehe.

Because the three of us were very powerful since we have our own lunch area, many less fortunate beings came to us for shelter (hehehe). And these beings were Angela aka Snowqueen (since she is as white as snow, a singer, artist, model, host, and she overthrew the three founders and proclaimed herself empress), Kit aka Mother Superior (for her motherly charms), Eureka aka ??? (she doesn't have a nickname except that she is another philosopher and she founded the Shanidarism).

We were a very happy group and we then had new additions to our Dynasty:
  • Mimi - the Snowqueen's Sister
  • Abi - the Anime Fanatic
  • Mik aka Mushu the Dragon (cause he looks like one? not sure hehehe) oh yes, another perve hahaha!
  • JM aka Abi-Look-a-Like! Hahaha! She's also called Innocent JM because she doesn't want to hear words like panty, boobs, ****, and you get the point. She is the complete opposite of Glenn!
  • Eliza the Smily Girl (she's always beaming... and happy!)
  • YooJin the Korean (hehehe don't know here that well)
  • Manong Eugene - The personal servant of the Snowqueen. Before Pepper was the servant but he quit hehehe
  • Actually there are two or more other Flippox Dynasty people but I haven't been around with the Flippox during college because I can't deprive the other people from me hehehe.
But whatever! I'll miss these guys so much! Take care ok? ^_^

SocialSpark is Here!

We all know that the blogosphere is already thriving with so many bloggers and I am happy that our numbers are getting larger and larger!

It's great that there are people out there who are open and willing to share their thoughts, learnings, and knowledge. And some of these bloggers are really really interesting just like mlizcochico who is a WAHM (that's Work At Home Home Mom) and what's great about these mommies is that they can really plan their days taking care of their little ones while they bring order to the house, plus they even get to blog! I just love her recipes and some tips about health, it's really helpful and interesting. Just check out her profile at SocialSpark.

Yup SocialSpark is the hangout of incredible bloggers and this is a great place to show-off your beloved blogs and at the same time earn money through blog sponsorships and sponsored reviews. It's quite easy to get sponsored reviews at SocialSpark too and it's quite easy to move around once you got the hang of it.

Check out my profile too vincentb88! So if you're a blogger and who is into socializing and meeting other people who share the same passion as you, Blogging, then this place is for you! Don't forget to add me as your friend once you sign-up ok? ^_^

On Flying

I just love flying! I had ridden an airplane at least 5 times but I never get over the thought that I am actually flying above the clouds like I have always dreamed as a kid. I was carefree and for a short while everything else didn’t seem to matter, all my worries and things on my mind disappeared. I was lost in my own imaginations as I stared at the mountains and the sea. The flying experience was amazing.

I could just imagine myself having super powers and that I would soar high into the skies with my black wings and I know that I would love the way the cool wind would blow into my face.

I just hope that my 12 hour flight to Canada will be as equally enjoyable but I bet it will! As long as the in-flight entertainment is good, hahaha! ^_^

Photo Credits:

Blue blue sky by ~Eevee90

So What?

I had to remove my old chatbox and replace it with a new one because I wanted a chatbox where I could delete, ban, and report IP addresses of users who are just plain nuisance.

Get off your back you say? I don't even know who you are for God's sake because you spineless wimpy coward don't even leave any information as to who you are. I am not stupid or blind, I know that my stomach is big and that's none of your business. If you don't want to look at my picture then don't. That's not my problem, just don't be arrogant enough to place your stupid and uncalled-for comments like "deal with the fact that you're fat".

Because you know what? I don't care if I'm fat or ugly. Because I don't exist in this world to satisfy you or anyone else. I have a family that loves me, I have friends who adore me, and a few days from now I will be moving to a first world country where we will be spending our hard earned millions living a life of luxury and ease and where I will earn my professional license as a nurse practitioner and I will continue to live life as content and as happy as I am now while you people continue to waste your time trying to put me down.


Don't you have anything better to do than criticize other people (pitiful losers)? Are you PERFECT then and that gives you the RIGHT to CRITICIZE other people?

Don't HATE me because I am HAPPY with my life and we are successful...

Finally! It has Arrived!

I have always been a huge fan of 5.11 Tactical Shirts and some may have known me for always loving collared-polo shirts. That is why I am so happy that my two kinds of outfits has finally merged into one. I love wearing uniforms (who wouldn't love men in uniforms?) and at the same time I want to be formal in a way and with 5.11 Tactical Shirts that has come true!

Don't you just love the way this shirt have lots of hidden pockets?! It's perfect for stashing important documents like your passports and stuff when you're traveling. And that's not all, the 5.11 Tactical Shirts are not only comfortable but as usual resistant to wear-and-tear. It has great features like the Dri-X-Treme® Mesh Liner which keeps your body dry by moving moisture from the body to outside the shirt!

Guess your ordinary designer shirts doesn't have these features right? 5.11 Tactical Shirts are not only fashionable they are also very practical.

On Searching For Lost Items

One thing that frustrates me the most is when I lose my stuff. I get really stressed out when any of my belongings get lost may it be a measly pen or worst, my Citizen watch (my most valuable accessory)!

Yup I was preparing the items that I was going to wear for tomorrow when tada! My watch was missing! I was thinking that I may have dropped it when I placed it in my pocket the last time I used it, but then I remember that I didn’t remove my watch at all. So I searched the whole freaking house which by the way is a huge mess! My house felt like an abandoned warehouse because all our furniture were already sold and the remaining stuff where literally littered everywhere.

It was 12:00 AM and I was already getting so drowsy and I had to get up early tomorrow. I felt like I just have to give up as looking for that darn watch is already a lost cause… but I didn’t give up and thankful that I didn’t.

I was thinking that I may have been looking for my watch at the places where it might be. Why not look for it in places where it normally shouldn’t be in. And the first thing that came to my mind was, “Why not try the trashcan?” And guess what? I found my prized possession with all the junk I threw. Good thing my dad didn’t throw away the trash or my watch would have been long gone.

So next time you look for a lost item… look for it somewhere unexpected!

The Perfect Gift for Dad

Father's Day is fast approaching so one is quite pressured to think of a great Father's Day gift for his/her dad. Our dads have been our strong pillar who was always there to support us and make us feel safe and strong that is why it is just right that we show our gratitude and love with something very extraordinary that he would like.

So what do fathers like? Well we all know that they love to sit and relax every Sunday, sipping their beer while watching their favorite game on the television. So why not make his relaxation time more enjoyable by getting him a huge HDTV with the best HD service (of course provided by Charter Communications)! I say get and not buy because you only need to enter in the contest, Father's Day in HD and you could win that giant HDTV! Just send a brief essay saying why your dad deserves a giant 65” LCD HDTV Flat Panel with the best Charter HD service and The Charter Bundle™ FREE for a year!

Wow! Any dad would really be extremely happy with a gift like that! And to think that joining is so easy! You just have to make sure that your dad lives in an area that is serviceable by Charter Communications and one is of legal age residing in the US.

So what are you waiting for? There are no entry fees and the contest ends at June 6, 2008 so write that essay and submit your entry for that awesome Father's Day in HD!


Sponsored by Charter Communications

Car Rentals

I just recently went on a vacation with my family so naturally we don't have our car with us and I tell you... traveling without a car is frustrating and scary! In our vacation it was very hard to catch a taxi and if you did manage to get a taxi they will try to charge you at very high rates especially if you're going to far away places.

So if you're traveling it's best to rent a car! And if you're going to rent a car it would be best if you go with Advantage for your rental needs! Imagine, they offer the best rates for brand new vehicles like SUV's, cars, vans, trucks, and more with several brands and types of vehicles to choose from starting from a very low price of $19.99!

With Advantage you are sure that your car rental is always less than what you expect and you don't only get comfort and ease-of-mind you also get something else... luxury as Advantage has great cars to choose from!

People Who Curse and Say Bad Words

I really hate people who says bad words and curse! I hate it when I hear them cursing by themselves because it just makes the air so negative and I don't like it and I get in a bad mood.

I wonder why some people love having a foul mouth. Maybe they think that it's so cool and that they are so amazing if they had a wide vocabulary when it deals with ill and bad words.

Here are other terms for bad words: A curse word. A swear word. A malediction, malison, imprecation, denunciation, execration, anathema, proscription, commination, expletive, disparagement, vilification, or vituperation. Bad language, strong language, foul language, colorful language, blue language, unparliamentary language, profane language, or harsh language.

As Dr. Kate said:
"Swearing in public upsets many people. It is really verbal harassment if other people can hear it.

It is good manners to remember where you are and think about other people's rights and feelings. Everyone has the right to feel safe and having to hear loud nasty words can make people feel unsafe. If people are annoying you by using bad language move away from them and don't use it yourself."
If you grew up swearing all the time then you should really stop it because it is very offensive and rude. If you can't help it and have to say something then make it creative like saying Holy Cow instead of Holy Sh*t or "Bark" it instead of the F word.

And if anyone uses these foul words at you remember that there are more words in the vocabulary than the known foul words. Example:

Foul Mouth: Hey you [censored]! What are you doing here [censored]? [censored] off!
You: Excuse me is it me or do I smell a foul wind slightly blowing?
Foul Mouth: Why don't you [censored] me instead you [censored].
You: Oh please my dear fellow, you are nothing but a minute particle slowly drifting to a dark lonely abyss... I pity you.
Foul Mouth: Oh come on you [censored]. You think that I [censored] care about what the [censored] you're talking about?!


Foul Mouth: Hey you [censored]! What are you doing here [censored]? [censored] off!
You: (not minding that pitiful creature)

Planning the Ultimate Vacation

I just arrived home today after traveling from Manila (and the surrounding provinces) and Cebu in the Philippines and yet my mom and I are already planning and thinking about our next big trip in the future. Our destination? No other than the United States of America. Sure it's just at the bottom from us (Canada) but it has always been a Filipino's dream to set foot in USA. And the city that we're going to visit? No other than the home of the Hollywood Stars, Los Angeles! The City of Angels is sure the best place to be because it's a place filled with entertainment and great shopping centers. And who knows you might just be lucky enough to bump into Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in a shop somewhere.

I have a friend who saw Elijah Wood in a video store and she immediately bought a Lord of the Rings DVD to have Elijah sign it. She approached him and asked him for an autograph. For a while Elijah stared at her with a sort of curious expression. But he did sign it and when my friend read the autograph it was signed: Daniel Radcliffe! hahaha! What a blooper but they do somehow look a like right? So if you plan to visit Hollywood be sure that you got their (Hollywood Stars) names right.

Another city I would sure like to visit is Las Vegas so I could try my luck at those slots and maybe visit the Grand Canyon afterwards. There are so many places in the US that I sure would like to visit and since I'm not good with directions and all I would have to rely on the services of Trusted Tours & Attractions to help us plan our vacation and not to mention that they offer discounted tickets to 23 cities in the US.

So if you're interested in sightseeing tours it's best to check out Trusted Tours & Attractions for ideas on what to do like Things to do in Boston and the like.

So if you're still planning your vacation then you should sign up for the Trusted Tours & Attractions Newsletter so that you could get new ideas for your planning and you might as well win a $150 itunes gift card just for signing up! I sure did sign up and it just took less than a minute to complete. No credit cards or anything was needed.

All that's left for me to do is save up for that trip!

I Hate Computers!

I don't actually hate computers. I just hate it when they break down! Our PC which we were supposed to sell wouldn't boot and keeps on restarting after the Windows XP logo appears. Grr! I have to do something about it when we return from Manila and Cebu. I have already contacted someone about it but that someone hasn't replied yet but I'm sure that there are several computer repair shops down town.

I could try fixing it myself but guess what? My darn Windows XP installer CD is missing! I hate it when some stupid people come meddling with my belongings and then fail to return it as it was. I was really stressed out when I couldn't find that darn CD.

What added to my stress was my loud-mouth father who has no knowledge about computers (he doesn't even know how to save for crying out loud!) and then here he goes why this happened bla bla bla. I wished that he would just shut up because it was my mom who I was speaking to as she practically owned almost everything in his old crummy house. He did not even own the computer so he had no right to lecture me about it.

God! Why don't they realize that sooner or later the computer does break down even if that darn computer cost a lot! Like relax people, all I need is another installer and that software problem will be as good as new ok? Or I could just send it to a computer repair shop and for Php 600 ($15) problem solved! So back off my case!


I swear I wouldn't meddle with computer system settings again!

I Love You Jollibee

If you ask any Filipino what fast food chain they love, the majority would perhaps say Jollibee. Jollibee has a long history and it has already been part of the Filipino culture. You wouldn't be in a mall in the Philippines that wouldn't have Jollibee in it.

So why would people love Jollibee? Here are some reasons I came up with:

  1. The prices are very reasonable and affordable. For as low as Php 39 you could already have a decent meal. The meal does not have any drinks but you could always request for free water (a healthy choice too!).
  2. Wide menu selection. One has a variety of food to choose from from pasta, chicken, steaks, and not to mention their yummy desserts! And guess what? They still are innovating and adding more selections to their products!
  3. It's a trusted brand. What began as a modest start-up in 1978 is now one of the most remarkable success stories in local business. What is now known as Jollibee started out as an ice cream parlor founded by the Tan family, led by Tony Tan Caktiong. However, the company knows how to adjust to its customers' tastes, and soon it was serving more of the hamburgers and spaghetti that were added to the menu. It eventually incorporated even more food items into the menu, including everyone's favorite Chicken Joy, the chain’s #1 selling product to this day.
  4. Great Customer Service. The store team are very friendly and accommodating. I am going to share a personal story that proves the great customer service of Jollibee.
So here is the story. I was waiting for my mom at a Jollibee in Divisoria (Cagayan de Oro) because that's where we always met before Jollibee-XU opened up. I ordered a chocolate sundae and as I was carrying my order to my table on the second floor I dropped it and it fell to the ground making such a mess. Of course I was quite conscious with what happened and quickly escaped. Some Jollibee crew members saw this and cleaned my mess up. A little later I was amazed because they gave me another chocolate sundae to replace the one I dropped! It was my fault that the sundae fell but they replaced it anyway! This is why I love Jollibee so much. Every time I have to eat out or have an early breakfast (before 6 am) I always go to Jollibee because never have I been disappointed with them.

I told myself that if ever I would set up a business in the future I would like to franchise a Jollibee food chain, well that is if I have 15M to 30M (USD266,445.00 to USD532,890.00) in the future.

Fashion Schools

Nobody knows this but I am into fashion and studying this art in a fashion school has been one of my dreams. Well I may not become a famous fashion designer in the future but at least learning how to mix and match colors and decide what looks best for me is one good reason why I should enroll in a fashion design school. Not only will I save a ton of money for image consultations I will also save my self from frustrations of not being able to find the clothes that matches my style and personality.

I really love clothes and I love to look good so that I could also somehow feel good. They say that first impressions are important and wearing the right kind of clothes may attract new friends to you or repel them away. Fashion is one good way to express one's personality. "What you wear is who you are," as one saying goes. And what's the best place to learn about what's new and what's hot and be a professional fashion designer? No other than fashion schools!

WiFi Detectors

My friend and I always get fed up whenever we have to boot up our laptop just to check if there is a WiFi connection or not. It's quite tiring really and a complete waste of time when there is no WiFi network available.

So I searched the WWW and guess what I found. Check these amazing gadgets out! These babies are truly lifesavers and very valuable to on-the-go netizens like me:

But be warned when buying a Kensington WiFi detector!

It may look good but several people who bought it thought that it was crappy because it doesn't work.

If you really want a WiFi detector that is good please make sure that your WiFi detector has these features:
  • Backlight LCD screen shows signal strength, network ID (SSID), encryption status and channel
  • Provides specific information about each network when multiple networks are present
  • Detects Encryption (WEP and WPA)
  • Shows channel used (1-14)
  • Coverage: Up to 200 feet (60m) open environment
  • Identifies 802.11b and 802.11g networks
  • Dimensions: 2.5" x 2.75" x 1" thick (65mm x 70mm x 24mm)
  • Batteries: 2 x AAA (included)
  • CE approved and FCC compliant
  • Auto power off
And what WiFi detector has that? No other than DigiWifi:

Like it? Then buy it! lol! ^_^ Check it out at Amazon.com.

Don't Fear Your Problems

Fairy tale endings where the princess and the prince charming live happily ever after will never happen in real life. Why? Because what would they be doing when they’re just happy? What would they do if everything just works out for them? The answer? They would get bored to death! As one friend of mine said, she wants to look for problems because life with out problems would be plain repetitive! At first I thought that she was out of her mind and she probably needs to talk with a psychologist quick! Why would anyone look for problems? But after thinking over what she said I suddenly realized that she was such a genius!

As one very smart friend of mine wrote, people nowadays are getting more indolent. It’s a known fact that we only use a few percentage of our maximum brain capacities. Our desire and motivations to learn and gain more knowledge is put to halt because we find no use to think at all. Our scientists do all the thinking and we just sit around and just enjoy life. What’s the use of trying to learn something new when it’s all just prepared for us? Everything now happens so quickly and we can satisfy our wants just like that! We love the convenience that’s why we are so addicted to it. We become so attached with our gadgets and lifestyle that we sometimes have great difficulties living without them. But this is not the point I want to discuss about. I don’t want to talk about the fact that we should be careful and not to allow technology to take over our lives and how we should learn to manage even in its absence. I also don’t want to talk about how we should invest in our minds so that we can actually have the chance to evolve into a more sophisticated and superior specie.

What I really want to talk about is that we shouldn’t blow a fuse when problems and hardships come our way. We should learn to take charge of the situation and actually create something positive out of it. Let’s not be afraid to make mistakes and take chances because if we do we may never learn anything. Let us not allow one failure to delay us on our way to success.

A utopian world is impossible because problems exist so that we could apply all the things that we learned in our experiences. Having problems can also spice up our boring lives.

Down the Road Song

Here is a song that I composed. It doesn't have any accompanying music since I don't know how to play any musical instrument (Lol!):

Down the Road
by Edgar Vincent P. Bautista

I'm walking down the road
This cold and rainy evening
Haven't got a clue
To where I should Be Going

This wind upon my face
And the rain that's pouring down
Is washing all the pain
That's driving me insane

How can I go through
A life without you near me
I don't know what to do
Cause every thing's beyond me

Why'd you have to go
And leave me here alone
With only the memories
Of you and me together?

It hurts me so
This pain is unbearable
I cried out loud
And went down on my knees

I looked up at the sky and said a prayer loud
That you'll come back to me one day
And say you love me.

To My Beloved Readers

Hi guys! If you're reading this then I might be away right now and have no access to the internet... NO! I'm not stranded on a deserted island nor am I dying at some hospital bed (lol!). I'm currently in Manila or Cebu depending on what day you're reading this (but most probably Manila).

Well as you may have guessed, this is a post that I've written way ahead a few days ago and just published today (as I have written here). Well I have already written some posts before hand so that my blog will still be updated even when I'm away. I'll try to be online though, I'll bring my laptop alone but i don't know if I'll get a WiFi connection (not all hotels in the Philippines have a WiFi hotspot).

So to people who leaves a message here, a million thanks! I promise to get back to you guys when i get back home. But until then, I'm off to vacation (hehehe).

David Archuleta Wants to Sing with Natasha Bedingfield

Little David Archuleta was asked who he would like to have a duet with in the future and David sheepishly answered, "Natasha Bedingfield".

It had been known long before in previous interviews that David admires the amazing Natasha Bedingfield and if you watched the previous episode of American Idol we have seen that Natasha Bedingfield likes the young singing prodigy as well (like hugging and giving David the "special treatment", lol!).

It really would be amazing how these two would sound and I know very well that their duet is very close to reality. Both would have a great mix of soul, R&B, and pop and their work will be quite enjoyable indeed.

I am quite looking forward for David's duet with Natasha. But don't get this wrong guys, if you think that there's something going on between them then you guys are just being too malicious (hehehe).

Natasha has a boyfriend and David has... (I'm sorry girls but he's taken!) well a G-I-R-L-F-R-I-E-N-D!

That's right the 17-year old is off the market and say hello to public enemy no. 1:But in fairness little Archie has a good taste in girls. The alleged girlfriend sitting next to Mr. Archuleta (David's dad) does look like a sweet little girl to me. Go David! Hope American idol won't tarnish your relationship with her (like many female Archuleta fans would wish, Lol!).

The Angel of Death… The Grim Angel

Grim… It means depressing, severe, gloomy… the total opposite of happiness and joy. Grim… Kind of ring a bell right? Yup, it sounds like the Grim Reaper, death. But did you know that there is such a thing as Grim Angel, the Angel of Death? I’m not sure my self if there is such a thing as an Angel of Death but I sort of heard of it from a game that is so cool! It’s a Gameboy Advance game and it’s entitled, Riviera – The Promised Land! It is so cool! It’s about the war between angels and demons! Grim Angels are suppose to be angels with black wings and their sole purpose is to pass judgment on the sinners and on the fallen angels, the demons! I so wish I had angel wings, even the wings of a grim angel. And in exchange to be a grim angel I exchange my emotions… Wooh! A sudden chill down my spine! But really… Emotions makes humans weak and it also makes them strong in some weird sense… Hehehe… I’m talking in the third person again. Pathetic human Hehehe…
I am fascinated with Grim Angels but I don’t want to see one any soon. Until then I will have to research more about these angels…
To all sinners… Repent your sins! The end is near! And I will judge you! Hahaha!

Winning Lottery Number

We all have dreams of winning a lottery right? Well with Dream&Win you might just catch you're lucky star and that winning lottery number could be yours right now! With Dream&Win your odds at winning the price that you desire are very good! Dream&Win is the no. 1 online prize games where you could win cars, paid vacations, or other electronic gadgets like iPods!

It's very easy to join and win! Just sign-up, choose your prize, buy 1 up to 20 tickets and if your lottery number matches the one drawn online at the draw date then you win! It's as quick and easy as that!

Do you know why your odds are better at Dream&Win? Well at other online lotteries, there are thousands, if not a hundred thousands, of players. How do you win at that many number right? well at Dream&Win you only compete with 499 other tickets because only 500 lottery tickets are sold. And so how do you win easily? Just buy a lot of tickets and from all your winning lottery numbers, one is the golden ticket to your price!

How to irritate internet Trolls

If you have read Anah's Troll Proofing article then you may have a clear picture of who these internet trolls are. But for the benefit of those who haven't read her article (and you should), internet trolls are "people" who attack you or anyone for that matter using words that are degrading and foul. The best term would this would be "verbal harassment".

We see all of these people in places like YouTube and if you're unlucky enough, you may have a troll visiting your blog and doing what they do best: express to you how pathetic and pitiful they are using second-person pronouns instead of first-person pronouns. Example: You're fat and ugly and your mama hates you! What they really mean is this: I'm fat and my mama hates me!

And one way to distinguish an internet troll is that they usually don't leave traces like names or contact e-mails or whatsoever because their ego is poor and shattered that they can't endure a rebuttal statement. But internet trolls don't know is that even when you don't leave a name and be anonymous you leave prints behind. And these prints are what we call as an IP Address. Trolls don't know this but we could actually trace this IP address to their computer and this could be used in court (together with their ill message) as proof in a hearing at court.

But if you don't want to go to court because you have evaluated the situation and realized that the troll is just a nuisance and that you have better things to do than go after useless creatures like these trolls one good way to do it is to ignore them!

Trolls hated being ignored because they know that they are treated as if they don't even exist and that their pathetic attempts to catch your attention is not working.

A Tour to Toronto, Canada

We haven't even settled down in Canada yet but my mom has already plans of going sight-seeing in different places in Canada. One place that we have our eyes on is Toronto, Canada! Toronto is the entertainment, financial, and cultural capital of Canada so going to Toronto is a must!

I've already did an online search on hotels in Toronto and there are quite many to choose from. I've also looked at some pictures and scenes of the city and I tell you, it's a very beautiful city! So I thought that why stay in a hotel when we could stay at a bed and breakfast Toronto where we could really experience life in Toronto first hand. Oh for those who don't know what a bed and breakfast (B&B) is, it's an establishment that offers bed accommodation, and breakfast. return for payment.

What's best in a Toronto bed and breakfast is that you not only experience life at Toronto first-hand, you only pay for it at a fraction of a cost meaning more money is spent exploring the city rather than spending on it for paying the hotel when you're not in it the whole day.

The Filipino Subject

I had always thought that my Filipino classes were useless. For those who don't understand what I'm talking about, Filipino is a language class (just like English) were we learn how to speak and write in Filipino. I am a person who is practical and studying 2 classes in Filipino was the most impractical thing that I had ever done (well it was required of me to take Filipino classes).

I believe that taking the subject, Filipino, in elementary and high school was adequate enough because writing and speaking in Filipino fluently will not be required in my future career. I say this because even in the Philippines, all formal business transactions are transacted in English unlike other Asian countries like Japan and Korea where they transact business with their own language.

I had brought this topic up before at my university's forum and the people there said that I was selfish. Selfish? Selfish in what way? It pains me to know that some Filipinos are not open to change and change ladies and gentlemen is required for progress.

I am not saying that Filipinos should stop wasting their time learning and studying Filipino. What I'm saying is that in the college level, education should be more focused on teaching the students things that are related to their future career.

You see at our university we are thought a lot of things (because they want students to be well-rounded yes) but some of these subjects are impractical to me (Filipino is one). Other subjects that I find impractical is Physical Education (PE). I know that exercise is important but the only thing we do at PE is dance. My minor subjects tend to take up all of my time that I am not able to focus on subjects that really matter like Pathology, Physiology and Anatomy, Biology, and other subjects that are related to nursing.

I honestly believe that I had wasted my 2 years of college because these two years were only focused on finishing all of my "minor subjects". All my nursing subjects only began at second year and we only were able to set foot in the hospital at third year. Because of minor subjects I feel that there wasn't enough time for me to learn nursing concepts at all.

That's why I'm glad that I'm going to start studying again as a freshmen at Canada this coming school year. Imagine, all the major nursing concepts are already being studied in the first year level. I really can't wait to begin studying.

And oh yeah guess what, studying Filipino will not be of any help in Canada.

Donate Your Boat For Charity

Yup you can donate boats, working or not, to the Angel Ministries and this donation could help create anti-drug documentaries and children's animations or to any charity of your choice. What makes Angel Ministries different from other charities is that your donations goes directly to the people who need it 100% and nothing is deducted for the salaries of the employees that work for Angel Ministries.

So how does boat donations work? Well The process is simple:
  • You can call them at 1-800-227-2643 or fill out their online form at boatangel.org
  • They then send you out a receipt via email and package in the mail with a form and a disposable camera so that they can get pictures of the boat
  • They then get the package back from you and list it at charityboatsales.org Your boat will be picked up in 6-8 business days. If it doesn’t sell, then they will pay to have it stored!
Imagine, your old unused boat could actually be able to change a young child's life for the better. If I had a boat that I don't use anymore, I would donate my boat to charity.

Ford Commercial

This has got to be the best Ford Commercial I've seen! I loved it because my favorite American Idol contestant is in it hehehe. Who? No other than David Archuleta. Who knew that David could dance? It was really cool how he grooved to the music.

I like the picture at the end when they painted the floor with the world using the Ford car, really creative.

I Love the Rain

Raining by ~evagonzalez

I don't know if I had already shared this everyone but I love the rain! I mean the rain may be hated by other people but I love it. When it rains I feel so relaxed and I love dozing off. I also love playing in the rain and I like walking in the rain because it's the only time when the roads will be empty because almost everyone runs and hide from the rain.

When it rains I am able to think more clearly, to see more clearly, and I am able to feel more as I feel that is something spiritual with the rain. I'm not emo but:

I like walking in the rain because no one sees me cry... (char, Lol!)

Being Beautiful

In today's society, everyone is empowered to make a decision for his/her own welfare. Everyone is empowered to make a choose to be who he/she wants to be and with science and technology that is made possible. Everyone wants to be beautiful and for the bold and brave plastic surgery is the way to take control of their lives and bring out the best in them.

Being beautiful gives you an empowerment and an edge over other people. You feel good because you look good and it is this radiance and beauty that opens new opportunities for you. Your appearance says pretty much about who you are.

If you have a problematic waist line and want a remedy for this a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills will do wonders. Having a flat and sexy waistline is a dream for thousands of people and you can achieve this in a matter of hours!

And for the flat chested women who want to feel more feminine then Beverly Hills breast augmentation will bring out the woman in you. You will never be insecure over women who are endowed with larger breasts ever.

Science was made to improve man's living, and with plastic surgery science has fulfilled it's purpose. We can feel good about ourselves, we have the choice to be happy.

Excuse me? Did you say Drugs?

I couldn't help but laugh every time I remember this incident.

I was walking along the corridor in the hospital one day when my duty mate asked me to tell her if our clinical instructor would be around because she would be able to do her drugs. Unfortunately for her, interns were also passing by and overheard our conversation and reacted to the word "drugs". They have misinterpreted our conversation and thought that my duty mate was asking me to be her look out while she take some recreational drugs.

Fortunately enough the interns realized that she meant to say to do her drug study so that she could administer her medication to her patient already.

Moral Lesson: Always complete your sentences.

Garage Sale Made Easy

I really thought that having a garage sale is very easy but I tell you it's not! especially when you have neighbors like our neighbors. Imagine our prices for our stuff are so reasonable that we're practically giving them away! But our neighbors are so cheap that they still want the price lower! Imagine we have this set of vintage china vases that we are going to sell for only $20/each but our neighbors wants to lower the price to $5 for the whole set. What?

We knew that we have to make our market larger if we want to get buyers who are more sophisticated and refined who can appreciate really good china and appraise it for what it really is worth!

We thought of selling it on e-Bay when a family friend of us suggested another easier way which of course entails selling it online to reach more possible buyers. Why not try the services of iSold It? And it was such a great idea indeed!

With iSold It selling items online is so easy and you don't even have to do anything. Just drop your old item to any iSold It stores and they will do everything from appraisal, photography, posting on e-bay and all you do is watch your item online through the link that they send you and wait for bidders and when it's bought, the item is professionally shipped and your check is given to you!

If only we knew about this sooner we wouldn't have to go through the nightmare we had with our neighbors tsk tsk!

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My Versus List

Yesterday I went shopping with my parents to the mall. Believe it or not I really had a great time with them and i would love to do it again. But this post is not really about the joys of shopping. You see I was having lunch with my parents and as I was waiting for our order when I got lost in my own personal space and thought of some products and services and came up with this Versus List:

Jollibee vs McDonalds
I would definitely go with Jollibee because I was always a satisfied customer with them. They always have an innovative product line and their service is excellent! Imagine I dropped my chocolate sundae and it was my fault but their crew members were generous enough to replace that product which I dropped on my own! How great is that? McDonalds however is a different story. Their burgers are bad and their products are not only old and boring (nothing new) and their food and service is not acceptable (well with my standards really, Lol!). Laking Jollibee yata ako hehehe.

Pepsi vs Coke
No doubt about it my choice would be Coka Cola! I love the strong taste that Coke has and it really is a thirst quencher even if it is a known diuretic like all sodas (lol). I just love an iced cold coke during a hot summer's day, it's very relaxing.

Orbits vs Zagu
I have been known to have a sweet tooth and pearl shakes are one of my most favorite beverages ever! I just love a shake with lots and lots of Tapioca pearls after my duty at the hospital because it just takes away the stress. and the best tapioca pearl shake ever would be Orbits! Sure Zagu has a nice non-spill container but tried their product yesterday and I regret ever buying it. Their shake had this funny after taste which I really did not like.

So people watch out for more of my Versus list hehehe. I wonder if McDonalds, Pepsi, and Zagu would be a sore loser and sue me for bad advertisement hehehe. Hey this is a review and take it as a constructive criticism. Jollibee, Orbits, and Coke never paid me to write this. This is just my way to express how a satisfied customer I am, Lol!

The Attack of the Shower Monster

I hate taking a shower at night but what can I do when I have to clean up before bed because I don't want to sleep when I'm covered with who knows what germs and bacteria from my duty at the hospital (yup I'm sort of a clean freak).

Anyway I hate taking a shower at night because this is the time when eeky stuff happens just like in the movies. And what part of taking a shower do I hate the most? It's the part where I have to close my eyes for a few minutes to lather some soap into my face. And these are the few minutes that my wretched imagination runs wild. I imagine having a ghost lady clinging at the ceiling waiting to pounce on me or a serial killer behind the curtains. There was one instance when I was imagining this when I suddenly felt a cold tentacle like thing wrap around me and I was screaming and wriggling around. Oh I did manage to rinse the soap out of my eyes and realize that it was only the damn shower curtain but it's already too late cause I also managed to wake everyone up... oh embarrassing moment alert!

Ever since that day the shower curtain was my worst enemy! My brother kept making fun of me saying, "Watch out for the Shower Monster!" Oh just shut up will you! Grr!

I had to do something about that damn shower curtain and good for me the ShowerBow was invented! Yup no more shower curtain clings so no more shower monster at night! Plus I don't feel trapped anymore because with ShowerBow my shower area somehow became larger!

It was also really easy to install ShowerBow and so I didn't have to call on my dad to do it! Yeay to independence! And hurray to undisturbed and relaxing midnight showers! As the saying goes you have to face your problems head on and I'm proud of myself because i did just that!


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Making and Publishing Posts for the Future

This coming May 7 we will be flying to Manila for some seminar my parents and I have to attend some seminar or something. The Canadian embassy said that this was a prerequisite before we leave for Canada. We're going to stay in Manila for a week visiting some relative and go shopping for new clothes (yipee!). And a week later we will be heading for Cebu for another set of seminar.

With all this flying and island skipping I thought about my blog (like any concerned blogger would do, Lol!). I should really have some posts ready since I want to update my blog on a daily basis but how do I do that when I'm not sure if the places were we will go to have WiFi. My mom said that most hotels in the Philippines have WiFi but I'm not taking any chances.

Good thing I've read Blogger's new announcement about post-dated posts (like post-dated checks huh?). Yup the lovable and creative dudes and dudettes had formulated a solution to every blogger's dilemma. Nope they haven't invented a time machine but they did something even better.

For Blogger users when you create a post you would find "post options" below right? If you click that you would be given the "Post date and time" option. If you want your post published in the year 2013 or any day in the future you could easily do that by entering the desired date and time.

Isn't that amazing? This is why I love Blogger so much!

Oh come On!

I never seem to get anything that I plan done this week and it's quite frustrating! I told myself that I should be able to pack my bag and weigh my things today but I wasn't able to do it as usual and I haven't even finished the stuff I planned to do in my blogs. I wonder why time is just flies so fast!

To make things worst I realized that I wasn't able to watch American Idol last night because I went to sleep early since I was so sleepy since I wasn't able to get a decent sleep lately since I was doing some changes to my new website but at least I was able to get that done.

Oh well the day is still young and I still have the evening to finish my packing.