Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Top 10 Dating Tips

  • Get prepared for dating. If you really want to succeed in the dating game, decide who you are looking for, do your research and be ready to commit to dating. Half heartedness won't work. Also prepare for some let downs along the way but don't take dating too seriously either.
  • Get your act together. Begin a regime of looking your best. Join a gym, read health magazines, get fit and start a diet. Get your hair cut or styled and begin a new regime of good grooming or beauty treatment. Though it will not find you a date in itself, you will feel a million times more confident about yourself.
  • Go shopping and treat yourself to new clothes and even a whole new look. Get your image right, one that you can manage and live with, but one that flatters you. Don't go overboard and look like someone you are not but maybe its time to throw out those tired jeans, old sweaters or cardigans and spruce yourself up. People appreciate appearance.
  • Have a good think about what your dating goals are and timescales. Do you see yourself married within 2 years? If you do then approach dating accordingly. If you are more laid back and don't take dating too seriously then ask yourself some honest questions about why you are dating and what you hope to achieve. If it is purely sex then ask yourself if you are about to be honest with those you hope to date.
  • Sort out your confidence levels in advance. By following the first four tips you will feel better and be more focused. Do all the things that will boost your confidence from avoiding negative friends (often the married ones) to attending the right kind of social functions. Couples at dinner parties in suburbia is not necessarily where you need to be right now.
  • Choose those you have a good chance of dating, don't aim low but do aim realistically. In other words, your dating is based on the whole package you present as well as just your personality. If you are looking for a glamour girl or boy and want to date someone trendy and gorgeous then good for you, but be prepared and be realistic about your chances.
  • Work out in advance where in your neighborhood you are likely to meet people and join clubs, societies, sports events, drama groups, anything where you are likely to meet potential partners. The kind of partners you are looking for. I know its a cliché but you will not meet people by staying indoors.
  • Take time off from dating occasionally if its not going well or causing dating fatigue. Dating is an ongoing process and so recharging the batteries and keeping the confidence and optimism levels high is an absolute must. So date in phases if necessary.
  • Enjoy dating for what it is, dating. It is meeting people and socializing and spending time in the company of stimulating individuals who may or may not bring you a sparkle. The fact is, most people are interesting and whilst you may not be out there looking for new friends, you may well find one or two fabulous people along the way.
  • Never ever make yourself too available. People like mystery and enigma and the thrill of the chase when dating. In keeping with this do not sleep with your dates early on if you want them to progress, so keep sex until later. The longer a person is made to chase and fall for you within reason, the more likely that love may blossom. Peak too early and you have little left to offer and emotions may never have had the time to develop.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

To all My Friends And Visitors

First I would like to take this moment to thank all my friends and visitors who have been visiting this blog. I would like to say I am sorry for the lack of posts and visits on my part. Between my business booming and I have been sick for the past few weeks. I have not had much chance to keep up with the blog. I hope this will change and I will be able to devote sometime each day. Thank you in advance for understanding. And I hope all my friends in the cyber world will continue to visit.

Have a Great Day...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Pacquiao to Fight Again

Manny Pacquiao is giving away $550,000 worth of tickets for the “Dream Match” and 500 turkeys for Thanksgiving.

Yes, the Filipino superstar has admitted to philboxing.com that he has spent around $550,000 or roughly P27.5 million on tickets to be given away to his friends coming over to watch him fight Oscar dela Hoya on Dec. 6.

Pacquiao normally spends a fortune in fight tickets and even plane tickets given away to friends. Only this time, the amount has gone twice or thrice as much simply because the prices have gone up.

Tickets to previous Pacquiao fights were highest at $600 per ringside seat, but this time the same seat costs $1,500. The problem is they’re all gone, and the only way to get them is through the black market.
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Monday, November 17, 2008

How to Understand Your Digital SLR

When they were first introduced, digital SLR cameras were enormously expensive and a tool for professionals only. Since then, they have come down in price into the consumer price range. Because of this, many people buy digital SLRs without understanding how they work -- and, consequently, not making the most of them. To find out how you can get the most from your camera through the most common functions that they have, and to show you how to learn to use one by experiment. The principles are the same for any camera; but you will probably not be able to set your shutter and aperture manually on most non-SLR cameras. Read More Here

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Early struggles of President-elect Obama

It’s all history now. Barack Obama Jr. becomes the 44th president of the USA.
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But did you know the new US president was a “Cinderella man” who struggled against great odds from early boyhood before he reached the peak of his career?
Barack came from a broken family. He was only two years old when his parents Barack Hussein Obama Sr. from Kenya, and mother Ann Dunham, a white American from Kansas, separated and later divorced.
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He saw his father only once after the divorce and before he died in a car accident in 1982 at age 46.
His mother got married to Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian. When his mother moved to Indonesia, Barack went along and for four years studied in grade school there: two years in a Muslim school and two in a Catholic school.
Ann Dunham, his mother, decided to send him back to Hawaii to be raised by his maternal grandparents.
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His mother’s marriage to Soetoro didn’t last long although they sired a girl name Maya. It ended in divorce and shortly afterwards Lolo died in 1987 of complications from a liver ailment because as Todd Pordum wrote in his article “The Making of Obama” in the June 2008 “Reader’s Digest,” “he became more and more like a Westerner” whose “big thing were Johnny Walker Black and Andy Williams records.”
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Looking back, Barack Jr. said that while his “mother was the most positive influence in my life,” the men in his life were a disappointment. “They made an awful lot of mistakes,” he once said. Barack admitted to using alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine during his teenage years.
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Later, however, as he decided to make something of his life, he gave up those counter productive traits and focus on his studies and career as a lawyer and eventually as a politician.
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So it was an uphill climb for the young Barack from the very beginning. Another blow struck when his mother died of ovarian cancer in 1995 three years after she saw him marry Michelle Robinson, a lawyer. This left him a complete orphan.
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What we can learn from Barack Obama Jr. now President-elect of the USA was his relentless determination to pursue his goal but to do that he resisted to wallow in self-pity over his broken family and bitter past. Above all, he had to get rid of his negative traits and destructive use of alcohol and drugs.
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This required a lot of self-discipline. As one writer put it, “If you don’t have discipline, you don’t even deserve to dream.” For instance, if you aspire for a high position, say, in politics, but persist in being a gambler, drinker, womanizer, don’t ever bother to dream because your negative lifestyle will drag you down to the sea like a millstone tied around your neck.
I guess this is what the Lord meant when He said: “Unless you reform, you will come to perdition.”
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TODAY’S HUMOR. CLASSMATES? Have you been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, “Surely I can’t look that old”?
I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his DDS diploma, which bore his full name.
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Suddenly, I remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 40-odd years ago. Could he be the same guy that I had a secret crush on, way back then?
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Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate. Hmmm ... or could he?
After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended Ilocos Norte High School. “Yes, yes, I did. I was in the A Section,” he gleamed with pride.
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“When did you graduate?” I asked. He answered, “In 1963. Why do you ask?” “You were in my class!” I exclaimed. He looked at me closely and asked, “Were you one of our teachers?”
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GOD BLESS--the following latest donors to our poor seminarians scholarship program: Ms. Josephine Olano, West Covina, USA; Florencia Myers; Rodolfo Sudaria, San Jose, CA; Rebecca O. Aluyen, CA; Ed Matias, Arizona, USA; Anonymous.

Story from http://www.philippinenews.com

Sunday, November 9, 2008

About the Sinulog Festival

The Sinulog festival is one of the grandest and most colorful festivals in the Philippines. The main festival is held each year on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City to honor the Santo Niño, or the child Jesus, who used to be the patron saint of the whole province of Cebu (since in the Catholic faith Jesus is not a saint, but God). It is essentially a dance ritual which remembers the Filipino people’s pagan past and their acceptance of Christianity.


The festival features some the country’s most colorful displays of pomp and pageantry: participants garbed in bright-colored costumes dance to the rhythm of drums, trumpets, and native gongs. The streets are usually lined with vendors and pedestrians all wanting to witness the street-dancing. Smaller versions of the festival are also held in various parts of the province, also to celebrate and honor the Santo Niño. There is also a Sinulog sa Kabataan, which is performed by the youths of Cebu a week before the Grand Parade.


Recently, the cultural event has been commercialized as a tourist attraction and instead of traditional street-dancing from locals, Sinulog also came to mean a contest featuring contingents from various parts of the country. The Sinulog Contest is traditionally held in the Cebu City Sports Complex, where most of Cebu’s major provincial events are held.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

How To Get Closure

There may be times in our lives when relationships - whether they are romances, friendships, or family ties - hit a bump in the road and seem to fade away, leaving us wondering what happened and why? If it's been a long time and it's clear to you that the relationship is over, but there was no final talk or last goodbye, you might be in need of some closure so that you can move on, and put that relationship behind you.

Steps



  1. Define your loose ends. What is it that lingers in you that prevents you from moving on? What residual emotions are still tying you to this person? Usually it's some form of anger or guilt - anger over what a person did to you, and you don't feel they were held accountable to it, or guilt over what you did (or didn't do) to (or for) someone else, and your resulting sense of regret.
  2. Forgive. The fastest way to free yourself from an enemy and all associated negativity is to forgive. Untie the bindings and loose yourself from that person's ugliness. Your hatred has tied you to the person responsible for your pain. Your forgiveness enables you to start walking away from him or her and the pain. When your enemy and his or her evil actions come to mind, send him or her a blessing. Hope the best for him or her. The first 15 - or 150 - times you try this, the "blessing" may feel contrived, empty, and even hypocritical but keep trying. Eventually, it will become a new habit and soon thereafter, the anger and pain that has burned in your heart will evaporate, like dew before the morning sun.
  3. Apologize. If you feel guilt or shame, if you are the one who needs forgiveness, then apologize. But it's not as simple as saying or thinking "I'm sorry." Grab a pen and paper and write a full-blown apology, keeping the following in mind:
    • There is no excuse. Do not try to think of or offer one. An apology with an excuse is not an apology. Take full responsibility for what you did.
    • Make it a point to avoid using the word "but". ("I am sorry, but..." means "I am not sorry.")
    • Do not say "I'm sorry you feel that way" or "I'm sorry if you were offended" --it makes it seem like you are blaming the other person for feeling a certain way, and is not a real apology.
    • Think about what caused you to make the offense. Find the underlying problem, describe it to the person (as an explanation, not an excuse), and tell them what you intend to do to rectify that problem so that you can avoid this mistake in the future.

  4. Have a symbolic ceremony. People still hold funerals for the deceased whose bodies were never found, and you can still have a formal way to say goodbye to relationships that were never resolved. Gather all of the things that remind you of this person and burn them, or donate them to charity. Give a eulogy to the relationship, and say it out loud.
  5. Write a story. Think back to when your relationship with this person began, and document it from beginning to end. This may be very painful, but it will give you a broader perspective. When you get to the final chapter, finish off on a positive note and write "The End". If you're writing in a notebook, close it forcefully, take a deep breath, and put it on a bookshelf. If you wrote on looseleaf papers, fold them, put them in an envelope, and seal it. You may choose to keep the story, or you may choose to shred it or burn it. The very act of documenting your relationship and closing the book, however, will help you find closure emotionally.
  6. Begin a new chapter. You'll never be able to erase your memory of this person, but you can use the experience to better yourself and to help others. If you wronged someone, resolve never to make the same mistake again, and take it a step further: help others avoid making the same mistake you did. If you were a victim, reach out to other victims, and teach others how to avoid the wrongdoing that you faced. Make the end of your relationship with that person a turning point in your life. Start moving in a new direction.

Tips

  • Give yourself time to heal. It won't happen overnight.

Whenever you think of the person, visualize him or her in front of you, then imagine yourself blowing him or her away. Whether they fly away like a dry leaf or scatter like dust in the wind, let them go. Do this every time you find yourself dwelling on the past.

Warnings


  • Avoid distractions or any kind of escapism. Don't submerge yourself in substance abuse, television, or a new relationship. It will only delay your feeling of closure.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Find.com - The Search Engine To Use

FIND.COM!! The easiest thing to remember when searching online for your favorite items, just use there newly designed keyword search tool and you will be directed to the results. It’s that simple, what more could you ask for.

With some of the other search engines on the world wide web you get so many results. It can take hours to go thru the links to find what you are looking for. Not with FIND.COM! With there technology you will only get the best results that match your keywords.

They also have a growing number of interesting articles for you to read. Currently at 500 and should be in the thousands by the end of the year. These articles are all unique and expert-written. Find.com Search Engine site is very clear, simple and not a lot of overpowering ads, plus easy to remember. You can Find People, Find Friends, and even Find Jobs. I compared there keyword search to a few other search engines while timing the amount of time it took to find the link to the website of my choice. And by far FIND.COM was the fastest. In comparison it took an average of 15 minutes less time to find the link of my choice. I will surely be using and going to FIND.COM first the next time I am searching for something online.


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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Think Firefox 3 is fast? Try Firefox Minefield

A colleague today showed me a cool, new browser that he's been using to browse the web at blisteringly fast speeds. The browser? Minefield. The author of the code? Mozilla. Yes, that same Mozilla that makes the Firefox browser. Minefield is, in fact, a way to glimpse into the future of Firefox, as it's a pre-release/alpha version of the Firefox browser. After spending some time with Minefield, one thing is clear: the future of Firefox is fast. Lightning fast.How fast? Some claim that it has the fastest javascript engine on the planet, which means it leaves Google's Chrome browser in the dust. In my own unscientific tests, I'd say that this assertion is correct. Ars Technica pegs Minefield as 10 percent faster than Chrome. You can download the latest nightly build for Mac OS X, Linux, or Windows, but be warned: it's alpha code. Feeling brave? Or simply feeling like your browser is too slow? Give Minefield a try. It's a separate install so it won't affect an existing Firefox install. You have nothing to lose but your chains. Review by CNET

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Travel to New Zealand

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Have you ever considered traveling internationally? Are you afraid you cannot afford the airfare or traveling expenses? Well, I to was in your shoes for many years. I never traveled anywhere for the first half of my life and regret every minute of it. Now I have traveled all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines. The Philippines is where I meet my loving wife and we still travel there almost every year for a visit.

We have dreams of traveling to a few other places in the world. One of these places is The Land of The Long White Cloud. This is in New Zealand and has scenic mountain ranges, coastlines, beautiful wildlife and geysers. These are big tourist destinations that draw visitors from all over the world.

One of the countries largest and most popular air carriers is Air New Zealand. They have teamed up with the tourist industry to provide great air travel at an affordable rate. Please check them out at www.airnewzealand.com for great rates as well as complete tour package deals.

Also Air New Zealand has a promotion going that can assist you in the cost of your fare. Air New Zealand is holding a casting call in late October to select 30 adults to be shaved and tattooed to serve as cranial billboards in Los Angeles as part of the airline’s marketing campaign promoting life-changing journeys to New Zealand. Each selected applicant will be eligible for a cash prize of $777 or an economy roundtrip ticket to New Zealand. The cash prize will be paid in two installments. The first half will be given after the selection and tattoo application and the second half will be given at the October 30 reapplication. For those who select a ticket in Pacific Economy class to New Zealand instead, the ticket will be given at the second application on October 30.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

49 Reasons to Live in the Philippines

The Philippines, why some people consider it to be the most beuatiful place on earth.
Yet parts of it is the only place on earth where...

1. Every street has a basketball court.
2. Even doctors, lawyers and engineers are unemployed.
3. Doctors study to become nurses for employment abroad.
4. Students pay more money than they will earn afterwards.
5. School is considered the second home and the mall considered the third.
6. Call-center employees earn more money than teachers and nurses.
7. Everyone has his personal ghost story and superstition.
8. Mountains like Makiling and Banahaw are considered holy places.
9. Everything can be forged.
10. All kinds of animals are edible.
11. Starbucks coffee is more expensive than gas.
12. Driving 4 kms can take as much as four hours.
13. Flyovers bring you from the freeway to the side streets.
14. Crossing the street involves running for your dear life.
15. The personal computer is mainly used for games and Friendster.
16. Where colonial mentality is dishonestly denied!
17. Where 4 a.m. is not even considered bedtime yet.
18. People can pay to defy the law.
19. Everything and everyone is spoofed.
20. Where even the poverty-stricken get to wear Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger (peke)!
21. The honking of car horns is a way of life.
22. Being called a bum is never offensive.
23. Floodwaters take up more than 90 percent of the streets during the rainy season.
24. Where everyone has a relative abroad who keeps them alive.
25. Where wearing your national colors make you baduy.
26. Where even the poverty-stricken have the latest cell phones. (GSM-galing sa magnanakaw)
27. Where insurance does not work.
28. Where water can only be classified as tap and dirty.
29. Clean water is for sale (35 pesos per gallon).
30. Where the government makes the people pray for miracles. (Amen to that!)
31. Where University of the Philippines where all the weird people go.
32. Ateneo is where all the nerds go.
33. La Salle is where all the Chinese go.
34. College of Saint Benilde is where all the ********** go and;
35. University of Asia and the Pacific is where all the irrelevantly rich people go.
36. Fast food is a diet meal.
37. Traffic signs are merely suggestions, not regulations.
38. Where being mugged is normal and It happens to everyone.
39. Rodents are normal house pets.
40. The definition of traffic is the 'non-movement' of vehicles.
41. Where the fighter planes of the 1940s are used for military engagements and;
42. The new fighter planes are displayed in museums.
43. Where cigarettes and alcohol are a necessity, and where the lottery is a commodity.
44. Where soap operas tell the realities of life and where the news provides the drama.
45. Where actors make the rules and where politicians provide the entertainment.
46. People can get away with stealing trillions of pesos but not a thousand.
47. Where being an hour late is still considered punctual (Grabe talaga 'to!)
48. Where the squatters have more to complain (even if they do not pay their tax) - than those employed and have their tax automatically deducted from their salaries.
49. And where everyone wants to leave the country!s are normal house pets.



















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Saturday, October 18, 2008

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Reviews by CNET

With the public release of its second beta, Microsoft said it intends for the Internet Explorer 8 browser to be more customer-oriented than previous versions of its browser. Our initial impression of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is positive: we think Microsoft has not only caught up with Opera, Safari, and Firefox, but in some cases even surpasses these other browsers with its innovative new features. IE8 offers people several enhancements like color-coded tabs, increased privacy options, and greater security features baked right in. Most of the new features require systems to be running Windows Vista SP1 or Windows XP SP3. The final version of Internet Explorer 8 is expected in November 2008.

The user interface hasn't changed much since Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1, except to add a Security pull-down menu between Page and Tools on the main toolbar. In addition to blocking phishing sites, IE8 now highlights the main domain of any Web site you visit. Thus, if something other than eBay.com is highlighted, chances are you are on the wrong Web site. Perhaps the most anticipated addition is Internet Explorer's new antimalware protection. Opera 9.5 and Firefox 3 both recently added antimalware protection. Safari has so far not announced plans for similar protection. Using mostly its own antimalware technology, Microsoft will block emerging threats by masking the entire IE 8 browser screen with a warning to users. The addition of malware protection to the existing antiphishing protection will be rebranded as the Microsoft SmartScreen filter.

In another feature, known as InPrivate, Microsoft allows the browser to suspend caching functions while you surf. Some scenarios for using InPrivate might be when you're using someone else's computer, when you need to buy a gift for a loved one without ruining the surprise, or when you're at an Internet kiosk and don't want the next person to know which Web site you visited. While you can currently clear the browser cache with a mouse click, it's an all-or-nothing action. InPrivate temporarily suspends the automatic caching functions, allowing you to keep the rest of your browsing history intact.

IE8 also contains a cross-site scripting filter, one of the first in a mainstream browser. Cross-site scripting allows an attacker to execute script on a user's browser without them knowing. When the IE8 filter finds a Web page with a cross-site scripting request, it changes the content on the page with a notice. Users are not presented with an option; IE simply blocks the malicious script from executing and displays the rest of the page.

This is just a few of the new features added to Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2. Are you ready to try this version? What are your thoughts about Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2?

It is available at Microsoft's Internet Explorer Home Page for downloading if interested.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Traveling Thru Security Check Points

There's no particular style or type of clothing that you should wear from a security point of view. You are permitted to wear head coverings and religious garments during the screening process.You may be directed to additional screening if your clothing (religious or otherwise) is loose fitting or large enough to hide prohibited items. For more information, click here.

In addition, certain clothing and accessories can set off an alarm on the metal detector and slow you down. Avoid wearing clothing, jewelry or other accessories that contain metal when traveling through the security checkpoints:

1. Heavy jewelry (including pins, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, earrings, body piercings, cuff links, lanyards or bolo ties)
2. Clothing with metal buttons, snaps or studs
3. Metal hair barrettes or other hair decoration
4. Belt buckles
5. Under-wire bras
6. Hidden items such as body piercings may result in your being directed to additional screening for a pat-down inspection. If selected for additional screening, you may ask to remove your body piercing in private as an alternative to the pat-down search.
7. Take metal items such as keys, loose change, mobile phones, pagers, and personal data assistants (PDA's) out of your pockets.
8. Place heavy jewelry and other metal items in your carry-on baggage or in plastic bags if they are offered, until you clear security.
9. Pack all your coats and jackets in your baggage when possible. All coats and jackets must go through the X-ray machine for inspection. These include, but are not limited to, trench coats, heavy winter coats, suit jackets, sport coats and blazers. If you choose to wear an outer coat or jacket to the checkpoint, you will need to either place it in your carry-on or put it in the bin that is provided for you.

Disposable booties or slippers may be worn through the checkpoint to help protect your feet, but they must be disposed of prior to leaving the screening area.

Gel-filled bras are permitted through security screening and aboard aircraft.

Security Officers have to identify any metal that is detected at the checkpoint. If you set off the alarm, you will undergo additional screening. This includes a hand-wand and pat-down inspection.

You can remove metal items at the security checkpoint and place them in the plastic bags offered at several airports or in the bins provided. The bins will be sent through the X-ray machine. You can save time by not wearing metal items or by placing them in your carry-on baggage before getting in line.

Monday, October 13, 2008

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Internet Access

Hello to all the followers and friends of this blog. Sorry I have not posted in a while or I have not had time to visit your blogs. My internet access has been down and my provider took 6 days befor they could find the problems with there system. I never realized how much I missed having the internet until it was gone. But I am backup and running and time permitting I will be visiting all your blogs to catch up on my reading. Thank you in advance for all my friends and followers.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hot Off The Press

Use blogs, not bills, to answer media, says PJ Garcia

LAWMAKERS unhappy with how they are portrayed in the press should just blog instead of pushing through with the right to reply bill, said Rep. Pablo John Garcia (Cebu Province, 3rd district).

“I had past problems with the media,” Garcia said in a dySS interview last Saturday, “but I cannot support the right to reply bill.”

Program host and Sun.Star Cebu columnist Bobby Nalzaro thanked Garcia for his support as the Cebu media capped its celebration of the Cebu Press Freedom Week.

“Some congressmen nga init shouldn’t support the right to reply bill; they should just make a blog,” Garcia said.

The congressman, who comments on the media in his blog (www.onion-skinned.com), said technology has provided him with an outlet to address media criticisms.

As a former columnist and a former editor of The Philippine Collegian at the University of the Philippines, Garcia said he is a staunch supporter of press freedom.

“The basic tenet of press freedom is that no one can dictate the contents of the news, and legislating the right to reply means dictation,” said Garcia.

House Speaker Prospero Nograles, addressing a forum on media legislation during the Cebu Press Freedom Week, hinted he was inclined to support the right to reply bill.

But Nograles asked for the media’s stance on the matter, saying, “It is not gagging you… Give us your take on the bill and help us make a win-win (legislation).”

The Cebu Citizens Press Council (CCPC), composed of representatives from different media organizations and the private sector, has already made its stand on the bill and submitted a resolution to Congress through Rep. Raul del Mar (Cebu City, north district).

“Journalists already practice the right to reply as part of individual and corporate standards and the news outlets’ accountability to their public audience,” the CCPC resolution read.

The latest version of the bill gives media companies three days to publish or broadcast the reply of anyone “accused directly or indirectly of committing or having committed or of intending to commit any crime or offense.”

Senate Bill 2150 states that the reply should be of the same length as the initial accusation and should not be edited, “except for libelous allegations.”

It proposes penalties of P10,000 to P30,000 for the editor-in-chief, publisher, station manager or owner of the media company that refuses to publish or air the reply.

The Senate approved in June this year the version prepared by Sens. Aquilino Pimentel Jr., Ramon Revilla Jr. and Francis Escudero.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Philippine Culture

The belief that "white is beautiful" is held by many Filipino women, leading them to stay out of the sun to keep their skin from getting dark. Even at a young age, children are taught and practice this belief. Furthermore, many of these women use bleaching or whitening skin products to keep their skin white, and also use anti pimple or anti blackhead products. This bias towards favoring white skin came from the influential occupations of the Spanish and the Americans, and continues among many Filipinos to this day.

Fatness may also be associated with wealth, while being too skinny may be seen as a sign of poverty.

Rebonding and hair relaxing are popular among teenagers. Spa treatments are also famous. Indulging in various salon treatments is a common activity among well-off Filipinos which helps the rising popularity of salons such as F Salon, Ricky Reyes and David's salon which includes famous hair stylist such as Fanny Serrano, Jun Encarnacion and Ricky Reyes.

As in other Asian countries, most Filipinos are myopic (nearsighted). This contributes to the large scale Philippine optical industry.

In formal gatherings, men wear the Barong Tagalog, a translucent pearl white shirt, usually made of piña (pineapple) fibers or jusi [hoo-si] (banana) fibers. But in informal settings, such as at home or at picnics, Filipinos either go barefoot or wear slippers. Due to the humid tropical climate, men are often found in a tank top or go bare-chested, wearing shorts and with a towel on their shoulder to wipe away the sweat.

In rural areas of the country, some Filipino children resort to bathing naked in public. Those who live near rivers take baths there, and natives will use river stones as washcloths to scrub themselves. Since water pressure is lacking in many areas of the country, many people resort to using buckets (timba at tabo) for bathing. People are so used to the routine of using the bucket bath method that they will continue to use it even when water pressure is more than adequate for shower use. Places that have adequate water pressure like hotels do have running shower heads.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Reason To Like A Woman

You can feel her care in the form of a sister.
You can feel her warmth in the form of a friend.
You can feel her passion in the form of a beloved.
You can feel her dedication in the form of a wife.
You can feel her divinity in the form of a mother.
You can feel her blessings in the form of a grandmother.
Yet she is so tough.
Yet her heart is so tender.
Yet her heart is so naughty.
Yet her heart is so charming.
Yet her heart is so sharing.
Yet her heart is so melodious.
This is a woman.
She can be your life.
Show her respect.
Show her love.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Philippine Trivia

To all my friends and acquaintances. If you have been to the Philippines please answer the questions below. I look forward to reading all you comments and feed back.

1) Where in the Philippines have you been?

2) Which city or island is your favorite?

3) How did you meet the filipina of your dreams?

4) Good or bad feelings of the Philippines?

5) If you had to do it over again, would you choose a filipina as a wife?

If there is anything else you would like to add please do.

Monday, September 22, 2008

So Are You Interested?

Hello, so are you interested but afraid of being scammed? I do understand your fears and can guaranty that I have been in your shoes. We here at FilipaBeauties4u pride ourselves in making sure you are satisfied. The holiday season is coming, so don't hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Hope to hear from you... we will be waiting

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Wife, A Filipina?

Hello to all gentleman around the world. Are you tired of being alone, having know one to spend time with and eatting alone. Ever heard or considered meeting a filipina? If so I maybe able to help. I personlly know 100's of beautiful filipina's just waiting to talk to you. Willing to start a relationship and move to your location. So what are you waiting for? There is no time like the present. Have questions or concerns, feel free to contact me by phone or email and I will try to assist you.

Have a great day...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Life...

Life is what you make it. The walk through life can be a wonderful thing. Especially when you have that special someone by your side to walk with you. For me the special someone is my wife. I can help you find that special someone too.

Have a great day !!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Filipina's and visa's

What many do not know about visas, either fiancee' or spousal. To get through the visa process you need to show proof of communication over a period of time. It is also vary helpful if you have spent time together in person and can show proof with pictures and receipts. Also if at all possibly when it is time for the interview and processing the paperwork the man should try to attend with the woman of his dreams. This is not required but does seem to help the process go smoothly. Good Luck on Your new venture...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fallen Men, Woman and Children

What is so memorable about this day? We here in America will remember this day for the rest of our lives as a day of sorrow. I hope everyone around the world will take just one moment of there day to remember all the lives lost accross America. And think about all the lives lost around the world.

Then I ask everyone. When will the blood shed and death stop? When can everyone live in peace around the world no mater there race, color or religion? We are all different in many ways, but we are also the same in many more ways than you reliaze.

Remember one thing as you walk through life. You will attract more bee's with honey than with musturd. So why not try and be nice to others and live in peace. You will find that your happiness will improve greatly. Have a great day to all... :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Breath

Breath it can be something you do to stay alive. But it also can be what you do when you wake up next to a gwapa filipina (Your Wife) and say good morning. This is a wonderful experience that I have been blessed to do every morning. It brings a smile on my face and fills my heart with happiness and joy. Wouldn’t you like this? I might be able to help.

Have a Great Day…

Friday, September 5, 2008

A little Humor

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.

"Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday."

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, "Sure. I have this,"
and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappe ars into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral."

She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?"

(you're gonna love this)

The bank manager looks back at her and says...

"It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan, His old man's a Rolling Stone."


(You're singing it, aren't you? Yeah, I know you are........)


Come on now, you grinned, I know you did!!!

Have a lovely day

HEEE HEEE!!!!!




Tuesday, September 2, 2008

US Citizens Voting From the Philippines

Deadlines Nearing for Overseas Citizen and Military Voters to Request Absentee Ballots for the 2008 Presidential Election. WASHINGTON, D.C. August 27, 2008:

Voter registration and ballot request: U.S. overseas and military voters can accomplish these tasks simultaneously by filing out a single form that you can download from the Internet. Assistance to complete the form per state requirements, mailing addresses, deadline information and help desk services are all available at www.overseasvotef oundation. org. "Voters naturally associate Election Day with casting their ballots, forgetting that as overseas or military absentee voters they need to file their registration / ballot request paperwork each election year – usually 30 days in advance – to receive their absentee ballot," stated Chip Levengood, Chairman of Overseas Vote Foundation. "With the race as close as it is, this is another election year where overseas and military votes could make the difference. "Overseas Vote Foundation urges overseas and military absentee voters to file the registration / ballot request form as soon as possible. Timely filing qualifies voters to use the Federal Write - in Absentee Ballot in the event that their ballot is late. Further information: Overseas Vote Foundation is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization that provides easy-to-use online tools and services for U.S. voters residing overseas. These include: State-by-state automated voter registration Contact information for state and local election offices A Voter Help Desk and knowledgebase Charts with state election dates and deadlines A state-by-state list of options for sending election materials Upgraded Vote-Print-Mail ballot system for write-in ballots Special OVF rates for FedEx ballot return to the U.S. Links to nonpartisan organizations offering candidate information

Contact:
Overseas Vote Foundation mailto:susan@overseasvotef%20oundation.%20org
Susan Dzieduszycka - Suinat US Tel: +1 202 470 2480
Overseas Tel: +49 89 649 391 33

The Pew Charitable Trusts, “Make Voting Work program," http://www.pewtrusts.org/, a non-profit organization that works on improving public policy, informing the public and, stimulating civic life, is teaming with Overseas Vote Foundation to facilitate and simplify the overseas voting process. As part of their effort they are interested in hearing from overseas Americans who have had trouble getting their absentee ballots in time to vote from overseas, or other voting problems. If you have any information on this subject or personal experiences to share please contact them directly at: mailto:crace%40pewtrusts.org Please send your stories prior by September 1, 2008.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Filipina Women

What some know and other men want. That is a Filipina as a wife, lover and companion. If you are lucky enough to find one that is true to you and your marriage. You will be blessed with unconditional love, respect and devotion. But they do expect the same from you. They have the asian beauty and asian charm. But also are interested in the western ways. If you have any comments or questions feel free to ask.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

FilipinaBeauties4u Website

If you are seriously looking for a filipina as a penpal and possible marriage. You should go to our main website for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Website is FilipinaBeauties4u

Friday, August 29, 2008

Had My Doubts, But They Proved Me Wrong

I was skeptical about this type of website, but my friends and your FilipinaBeauties4u staff assured me they would do everything in there power to help me to find the women of my dreams. Well I was meet at the airport by one of your staff and escorted to my hotel. That afternoon I was introduced one by one too a group of ladies that meet my requirements. By the days end I had decide on which ladies I wanted to get to know better. I went on dates with each one as well as was shown around the island. By the third day I had decided which young lady I wanted to be with. We are now together, married and living a wonderful life in Texas. I would recommend FilipinaBeauties4u and its staff to anyone serious in finding the asian beauty of there dreams.

Sincerely,
Bob from Texas

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Information on a Philippine Visa

If you are looking for information on a Fiancee' Visa or a Marriage Visa you should first checkout the requirements at the USCIS Government Website. They can be of great help in explaining what is needed to bring a filipina into the United States. If it is for another country I suggest starting at that countries government website before you make your decisions.

United States Government Website is http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

As always feel free to post or email with questions or comments.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Looking For More Information on the Philippines

Here are two different forums that have alot of information on the Philippines. If it is not answered within the forums. You can ask in a post, you should most likely get a vary informed answer.

You can also post here in this blog. And we will do our best to get you a legitimate answer.

http://http//groups.yahoo.com/group/LivingInThePhilippines3

or

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Philippine_Living_Island_Paradise/

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cost of Living in Island Paradise

Here are some fairly recent cost of living expenses for those who maybe interested in living in the Philippines.

Rent 7,000.00
Electric 7,000.00
Tap/Bottled Water 700.00
Landphone 358.65
Cell Phone Prepaid Loads 1,000.00
SmartBro Wireless Broadband 999.00
Cable TV 570.00
Grocery 15,000.00
Propane Gas for Cooking 675.00
Gas for two Motorcycles 1,000.00
Movies/Eating Out/R&R 5,000.00
Princess Tuition (age 15) 1,666.00
JJ Tuition (age 5) 1,238.00
Princess Fare/Snacks/Lunch 2,500.00
JJ Snacks 625.00

TOTAL Php45,331.65 ($1,007.37)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Testimonial

Dear FilipinaBeauties4u,

I just wanted to take this moment to thank you and your staff for assisting me in finding the asian beauty of my dreams. Also for going above and beyond in making sure my stay in the Philippines was enjoyable, fun and relaxing. The visa papers were approved and now waiting for the interview in the Philippines.

Thank You,
Herb S. from Michigan

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Michelle & James Friends To Have

I have recently along with my wife meet this couple who I believe is someone you all should take the time to get to know. There blog is located here Michelle & James. They have many great posts on consumer products that maybe of interest to you. Check them out and let them know FilipinaBeauties sent you there.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Life Is Wonderful

Hello all. If you get time please checkout my wifes blog at Life Is Wonderful. Her blog is all about things to health, saving money and even making money online part time. Feel free to added us both to your favorites list and please post your comments.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Welcome to FilipinaBeauties4u Blog

Greatings to all the newcomers. I hope you enjoy your stay and if you have time feel free to check out our main website at http://www.filipinabeauties4u.com/ There we explain more about the art of introduction with ladies from the exotic Philippines. We have 100's of ladies from age 18 to 50yrs. old just waiting and searching for there mister right.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me here or through the website http://www.filipinabeauties4u.com/contact.html