Showing posts from March, 2008

Standards of Degrees & Diplomas Hit a Monumental Low: PISAY.

It certainly bugged me to hear, read actually, that there has been a minutely publicized case about a graduate of Pisay (FYI: that's Philippine Science High School) who allegedly was allowed to graduate (i have a self editing comment here, I'd rather keep to myself!) and get his/her diploma/certificate even though he/she had flunked a Math subject. Flunked meaning a 5.0 mark. That's a little unbelievable if you ask me because generally, a Pisay student can only flunk if and when he is really undeniably and unbelievably terrible with the subject and given all the possible opportunities to pull his/her grades up like remedial classes and exams, special assignments, etc., he/she still manages to outdo the dumbest person on earth on the level of stupidity. Or, in the simplest explanations, he/she just didn't do anything - not one assignment, not one project, not one quiz or long exam, not one periodical exam. Not a single requirement accomplished.

Having "slow" pe…

Earth Hour, March 2008

It's all over the news, the world will be in darkness for an hour tonight, March 29, from 8pm to 9pm!

This is to support 7 continents and 6.6 billion people to take one little step towards conserving energy and trying to drive down global warming. 'Coz let's face it, it is quite hot nowadays... and sometimes a bit extremely cold. The earth is turning bipolar, people! {read on...}

The 'Earth Hour' founder Andy Ridley and its organizers are hoping that this global initiative will "encourage people to be more aware of their energy usage, knowing that producing electricity pollutes the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels which are contributing to global warming. "Switching the lights off for an hour is not going to make a dent in global emissions," organiser Charles Stevens, of the environmental group WWF, told AFP.

Cities officially involved in 'Earth Hour' include Aalborg, Aarhus, Adelaide, Atlanta, Bangkok, Brisbane, Canberra, Chicago,…

Corporate Crap!

This is just so full of crap. Remember the office guy who stinks? Well, at least now he stopped using the darn "perfume" and so he doesn't stink anymore.

What currently annoys me is that people from Human Resources (or Peers' Resources, if you allow me...that'll give you the idea of the company I'm talking about) just loves watching over us - the internal auditors. They try to find everything and anything that can possibly go wrong with us like the color of our under/inner shirt/blouse, the type of bottoms we wear - whether they're jeans or slacks, even the kinds of tops we use everyday! Needless to say, they took notice even of the length of my colleague's hair (he's a guy, you know), and so the poor thing went out during his lunch break just to get a freakin' haircut. {read on...}

Like I, for one thing, have multiple piercings on both ears. I know they know about it, they just don't talk about it out loud anymore. Maybe they were just fed …

Hamburgers and French Fries - A Survey

I know most of us love burgers and fries... Some even consider it as comfort food - apart from the most renowned comfort food in the world, chocolate.

It has also been established that having too much of this good thing can cause us health problems in the future... So why do people still love eating and enjoy having burgers and fries? Let's go find out...

Cellphone Virus Hoax - ACE & XALAN

If you're thinking that I'm posting this because I received something that warns me of this thing, well - you're absolutely correct. {thanks nie for the warning...hehe :) }

There have been several versions of this warning regarding a cellphone virus that spreads around by your answering a phone call from an alleged "xalan" or "ace". The warning also says that the said virus deletes valuable information from the phone and the SIM card itself... Hmmmm, sounds fairly creepy if you believe this at face value.

But seriously, here are samples of the warnings that can just fall right into your lap...

If you receive a phone call and your mobile phone displays(XALAN) on the screen don't answer the call, END THE CALL IMMEDIATELY, if you answer the call,your phone will be infected by a virus.

This virus WILL ERASE all IMEI and IMSI information from both your phone and your SIM card, which will make your phone unable to connec with the telephone network. You will …

So, How's the Weather? - A Survey

Rain or shine...Wind or Breeze... Flood or Sand...

So which is it?

Just Wait and See

That's right. You just well darn wait and see.

Either one or both of those two nitwitts from the other hotel just tried to mess up with me. Well, you picked the wrong girl to play tricks on.

I came down to the office yesterday afternoon (Sunday), to check my mail and download a video of our church services. I left my things in pretty orderly manner later that afternoon because I had that gut feeing that these twerps were touching my stuff. So I remembered how exactly I arranged my things, although I didn't take a picture of it, i Do remember clearly. And to hell with what I saw this morning as I stepped inside. {continue reading below}

These guys are really gonna have a full blast in their faces when they get here later today. I'm already fuming from even thinking that they had the nerve to leave a written message on top of their stuff saying "Don't Touch" when they had in fact messed with my stuff. Ooooohhh, they're really gonna have it today. Just wait an…

Can I Help you With That?

Basically, as usual, I'm bored. Yup, I always manage to get bored at some point during the day - or night. And to amuse myself, I visit other people's blogs, read around, may be leave fascinating comments, or if I get to notice something out of the ordinary, I leave comments that let them know they kinda either ruled or well, sucked.

Recently, I was browsing through and decided to just read some blog entries that may have caught my eye at some point, and found this one entry that was not extraordinary, but it just caught my eye - The EYE (haha, this is quite unintentional, you know.). She - yes, she's a she - wrote about some freakish accident-like thing that happened to ...
her eye while hitching a ride with someone. Her LEFT eye got swollen and red. Well, she doesn't really have any idea how it happened. Anyhow, the thing is, as she was blabbering about it, using some writing language we ordinarily use in SMS, she made the mistake of looking at the pictur…

Birthdays Away from Home

So what are you gonna do if you're celebrating your birthday away from your family, your lovelife, your mother company and your closest loved ones? Hmmm. Lets see...

Go Ahead and be Depressed.
It's normal. You ARE really gonna be depressed. It's your birthday, so go ahead, you have every right to do whatever you like, even being depressed. Just don't overdo it.

Stay Online for Awhile.
If you're usually online, then maintain that. If not, try...{continue reading below} going online just for the heck of it. Not because you're waiting for people to send you instant messages of greetings, but instead try to see who are the people most likely to remember your birthday. Either with a little help from other sources or not.

Do an Unplanned get Together.
hehehe. This one's nice. Once an unsuspecting friend sends a message to you or calls you all of a sudden to greet, and you haven't seen these people for quite a while AND they're actually just within the area, go…

The Killer Ad

Found this in My Interesting Files, and I thought this was really interesting...

Has anybody seen this ad actually get aired? Because there have been rumors surrounding this ad that prompted the producers to just pull it out from the market BEFORE actually having it aired. Hmmm... Crazy...

It was rumored that the location where they shot this was famous for a previous accident which took a young woman's life. During the post production, the video editors noticed something weird on the video, a strange white mist was following the car as it turns around the bend. Near the end of the video, as the car passes by some trees, a very soft voice of a male can be heard, the editors think it was the camera man, but we really wouldn't know, would we?

So try to see the video to determine whether the white mist was really a ghostly apparition or just water vapor. And turn up your volume too so you can decipher what the heck the camera man was trying to say.

You Do Understand, Don't You?

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out
of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the
huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

Hey, that's my Dad!

Hopefully, you've read my post regarding the Trip na Trip episode featuring Zamboanga Sibugay, and hey, that was my Dad out there! :) Hehehe... read on...

I wasn't really expecting to catch a glimpse of my dad being included in the whole episode. Actually, it was something like the hosts, Uma and Katkat were having a good time singing together with Rihanna's Umbrella, and then there it was! I saw my dad, on the side of the screen, right about by Uma's side, wearing a dark blue shirt. Hehehe. I immediately sent an SMS to Daddy and said, "Wahahaha! Saw u on TV!!!", and he just laughed back and coyly said, "I told you so."

They featured several islands in the province worth taking a look at, and they also featured the Talaba Grill (Oyster Grill), the longest - taking the world record for having the longest Talaba Grill in the world, tossing into the fire just about 10,000 kilograms of fresh oysters! Yep, you read that right, 10,000 kilos. Plenty. Hahaha.