Friday, February 27, 2009
The cake house is located near UPLB. So, if you happen to pass by that area, you will miss half of your life if you don't buy one of Mernel's chocolate cakes. Seriously, just try one.
I always try to buy one during special occasions.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
A coffeeholic insect for example.
Monday, February 2, 2009
I know that Rin on the Rox will eventually appear on Ellen DeGeneres' show since she has invited them there herself. The question is - when? I really want to see them on Ellen. Honestly, I want to know how they sound like when they're not singing...inside the bathroom (although Ellen has invited them to sing in the studio's bathroom). I guess they'll do two songs, one in a bathroom and another on the set. Hopefully, they'll sing on the set!
Today, I saw a YouTube update of them appearing on Ellen on February 3 at 4 PM. Hmmm....4 PM what? Is that Manila Time? I want to know if I can watch it live. So, I googled it and stumbled upon their MySpace site (http://www.myspace.com/rinontherox). One of the posts say:
Rin on the Rox will appear on ELLEN Tuesday Feb 3
02-03-2009 16:00 at Rin on the Rox will appear on ELLEN, , 00000Cost: Free
See your local listing for Ellen on NBC For the local Bay Area, it starts at 4:00 pm on NBC
Just the info I need. But, I still need to know exactly what time they're gonna be on - in local time. So, I went to an online time zone converter and found out exactly when they're gonna be on - Manila time (thanks to http://www.timezoneconverter.com).
Yes. I can watch it at the office, thank you Slingbox. (Sorry, no streaming allowed.)
Now, all I need to know is which local NBC I can watch it on. Yikes! Dunno if we can get NBC Bay Area. Bummer. But, it should be on any local NBC, right? Hmmm...I hope.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Anyway, the jock's been ravin about the duo who apparently have been uploading their covers of popular songs (performed in their bathroom) on YouTube (where else?). To further convince the audience of Rin on the Rox's great talent, he played their version of Beyonce's If I Were a Boy.
Couldn't blame the jock. Upon hearing them sing, I immediately asked a friend to send a load to my SmartBro sim. I have to be online. I have to go to YouTube. Geez, the last YouTube vids obsession I had was for Twilight.
So, the rest of my day was spent binge watching Rin on the Rox on YouTube. Good thing I can save YouTube vids on my PC. My personal favorite is their version of Take a Bow by Rihanna and of Halo by Beyonce.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
So, I went to Google for help and I stumbled upon Revo Uninstaller on one of the forums. There were lotsa positive reviews about it which is great. But the best thing about it is - it's FREE. So, I downloaded it, installed it and put it to the gargantuan task of cleaning up my PC. ^_^
I first tried to uninstall the free AVG I had trouble uninstalling because my PC keeps shutting off during the uninstall process. Revo Uninstaller uninstalls the program first using the uninstaller the program came with. With fingers crossed, I waited for Revo Uninstaller to uninstall the pesky antivirus. Wow, my PC did not restart! After that, I was given the option to check the left over registries Revo Uninstaller will remove. Geez, I didn't know AVG uninstaller leaves so many. Finally, I got the confirmation that AVG has been uninstalled. YES! Success!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I'm not sure if the following are true. I'm going to research on them when I have time. Meanwhile, I'll leave them here for anyone to see.
In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb."
Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled"Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S . Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400
The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in theair, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the airthe person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, JohnHancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I uttered an exclamation of shock. Then, silence. I didn't know what to say.
She started crying hard again. I felt her grief so I cried with her. I didn't know what to say.
But, I had to say something. "I'm sorry," was all that I managed to say.
In that moment, I felt altered. Suddenly, I got into a perspective that viewed life to be "precious." I never thought my life was precious. Hearing her wail made me think otherwise. Life is precious and we should do anything in our power to protect it. To preserve it.
But, we can only do so much.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I'm the most sleep-deprived person in Alabang.
I'm sure some people in the hospital can't sleep also. So, maybe...
I'm the most sleep-deprived person in our office.
Still not quite right.
Okay, I'm the most sleep-deprived person in our team.
Now, this is true.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I got the modem last night. To my surprise, it looks like the Globe Visibility Prepaid Kit my friend bought only packaged differently. Upon further inspection, I found that both are ZTE models. Cool!
Friday, January 9, 2009
My fulltime job.
I have been working as a call center agent for the past three years at a prestigious call center company here in the Philippines. We have American clients so our schedule should match theirs. Usually, we work on graveyard shifts. However, I work as an e-mail support so the schedule is not as strict as with inbound call agents. I work in the day shift 6 am to 3 pm.
My part time job.
I have been working as a part time online English tutor for Koreans. My shift caters to South Koreans who want to learn English at home after their day jobs. My schedule there is from 7 pm to 11 pm.
I get around 6 hours of sleep with this type of schedule. But, I'm fine with it. I think my body agrees with me.
Why do I do this? I have to be busy. Besides, I have gotten used to this routine.
Now, I learned of a bad news that's going to shake my equilibrium. Starting Sunday, my day job's schedule will be from 4 am to 1 pm. OMG!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The story? It's about two enemy soldiers trapped in "no man's land" during the time when Bosnia and Herzegovina were fighting heavily. Only the UN forces can rescue them but the problem is they'd rather not. However, reporters who picked up their radio conversations showed up so they were forced to do something.
My favorite quote from the movie was: