Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Hello everyone!, Its been a long time that I didn't write from my blog. I just want to greet everybody a Merry Christmas and Happy New year. I completed again the 9 days of dawn mass for 8 consecutive years. Lol.

There's a lot of happy things happened to me this year especially this month, of course you already know what I'm saying. About the Marié Digby thing, Its a success. Please visit our website at http://www.mariedigbyfan.multiply.com..

I thank God for this wonderful year the blessings and trials he gave me. For having a complete and happy FAMILY. There's nothing more I could wish for except for the AUSTRALIAN dream thing. Because if God will let it happen, I promised him something that I will do (that is a secret).

This year was the beginning of absorbing spirituality. I thank ate Vilma, Kitchie Nadal listers, Ms. Roca and everybody that became a part of my life!.

I love you all guys!..


MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, December 19, 2008

From the hearts of your fans, this is for you Marié Digby..

first off, we wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for participating to this.. and its true.. this video is a product of love, passion, unity, dedication, and appreciation. Sorry for some minor errors.. we tried to make it perfect as much as possible.. but what makes it perfect, is the common thing that we all have and whom we believe in, MARIE DIGBY. :)(getting to cheesy. lol) we posted it early on the given time and date.. we became so much excited! and Marié watched it already ! (she's the first one.. uhuh.. lol) this goes to everyone!! cheers for us and happy holidays !!!

- seiyah and jeff -





Marié Digby's response :

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIs is the best present I have ever received !!!!!!! I don't ever need another Christmas present, this tops it all. I am so moved.... I am so touched.... I am the luckiest girl in the world to have so many people around the world caring about me and my music.
I had always hoped but never fully imagined what it would be like for my music to be appreciated like this. This really gives me the inspiration and courage to keep going, to keep taking risks, and keep making music.
It's true that I am just a simple, ordinary girl.. I just have SOO much love for what I do.
seiyah, and jeff and all of the wonderful fans... I can't thank you enough for this.

No matter how tired I get, I will remember this video and find it in me to keep making the best music possible
and with that said... I'm off to the studio to wrap up work on the Japanese album !!!
Sending you all of my love xoxox

marié

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Garlic Health benefits!

Some of my friends really hate garlic, especially the way it smells like a rotten egg, can cause indigestion, but for many, the bigger concern is that it can make your breath and sweat smell like…garlic..

But, Did you know that this so called "WONDER DRUG" (Garlic) has long been touted as a health booster?. According to researchers it shows that eating garlic appears to boost our natural supply of hydrogen sulfide. . Hydrogen sulfide is actually poisonous at high concentrations it’s the same noxious byproduct of oil refining that smells like rotten eggs. But the body makes its own supply of the stuff, which acts as an antioxidant and transmits cellular signals that relax blood vessels and increase blood flow.


The power to boost hydrogen sulfide production may help explain why a garlic-rich diet appears to protect against various cancers, including breast, prostate and colon cancer, say the study authors. Higher hydrogen sulfide might also protect the heart, according to other experts. Although garlic has not consistently been shown to lower cholesterol levels, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine earlier this year found that injecting hydrogen sulfide into mice almost completely prevented the damage to heart muscle caused by a heart attack.

Garlic has been used medicinally for many years for treating bites, tumors, ulcers, snakebite, wounds, headaches, heart diseases, cancer, pimples, measles and many more. It also prevents infections such as the common cold, cough because of its Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal and Anti-viral property.

TIPS:

  • Garlic is just magnificent and phenomenal. I am providing few of the basics known and reliable home remedies for some specific ailments, which you could try at your home .
  • If you have cold and flu, then take small amount of garlic every day until the infection disappears. Garlic tends to reduce the frequency of colds and flu without any side effects. A suggested dose would be two or three cloves of raw or cooked garlic a day.
  • We all face horrid acne, blemishes, blackheads during our teens. If you want to reduce it, or if you just want to glow up your skin, then take two cloves of raw garlic regularly with warm water early in the morning. It works as a blood cleanser and clean your system internally. Do not eat chocolates, spicy or oily food during this treatment and rinse your face five times a day with cold water. Drinks lots of water daily to flush off toxic waste from the blood and urinate whenever you feel that your bladder is full .Else, apply a cut clove gently on the affected area only if you have no sensitivity to it.
  • If you have High Cholesterol Level, use garlic in your food. This is the better way for heart patients to reduce their cholesterol level. Modern medical science suggests one reason that garlic might reduce cholesterol , i.e. "Garlic is a proven anti-oxidant". This property might help to prevent LDL (Low Density Lipo Protein) from being oxidized. In this way the cholesterol build-up that clogs the arteries could perhaps be reduced by garlic.
  • If you are very fat and want to loose weight, squeeze half lemon juice in one glass of luke warm water and drink it with two cloves of raw garlic regularly twice a day (morning and evening), for about three months. Avoid using starchy foods and fats. Do exercise regularly. You'll amazingly fell a great change in your body.
  • If you have Wrinkles, and you want to use anti ageing cream, it would be better to use 3 cloves of garlic regularly as it has a powerful antioxidant effect, which help to protect the body against damaging "Free Radicals". Remember, out skin is made up of collagen and it looses elasticity on yearly basis. Therefore, use garlic and do exercise regularly for the positive results.
  • If you have Earache, put two or three drops of warm garlic oil in the ears.
  • Take garlic to boosts the weight of babies in the womb. Thus, when they are born, they are heavier than they would have been if you hadn't taken garlic. Some babies are born too small, so garlic is a definite boon in these cases too.
  • Use two raw garlic daily to reduce the risk of cancer, due to its Anti-Carcinogenic properties. It helps prevent cancerous compounds from forming and developing into tumors. It also inhibits the growth of tumors.
  • If any insect bites you at the seaside, you just crush the garlic and apply it to the affected area to reduce pain and to remove poison.

HOW TO TAKE GARLIC:
Crush two or three small cloves of raw garlic and eat it raw or boiled, before going to sleep. You can have it with a glass of milk or with water. Please do not take more than two or three raw cloves of garlic per day as it might makes your blood thinner and might cause serious ailments.

Contra-indications/precautions:
Do not consume more than three to four raw cloves of garlic a day.

Patients having heart and other problems should take medical advice before consuming it.

It's best to avoid garlic before any surgery because it could probably disturb Anticoagulants.

If you are on any medication, always check with your doctor first before taking raw garlic.

Asthma patients should not use it as it worsens the symptoms of Asthma.

If you have sensitive skin, I recommend not using physically on the affected area. Raw garlic can burn delicate skin! Do not use directly on skin if your skin is sensitive or susceptible to rashes or other skin reactions without consulting your doctor first. People who are or may be allergic to garlic or any of its sulfur compounds shouldn't try direct garlic application on skin too.

SIDE-EFFECTS :
Although, garlic is a natural Anti-biotic but a very small number of people have been known to exhibit Hypersensitivity to garlic. Garlic allergy includes skin rash, temperature and headaches. Garlic intolerance could result in Heartburn or Flatulence.

POINTS TO BE NOTED:
It's important to remember that the effect of garlic on cold and flu comes from Allicin and this can be obtained from crushed, raw garlic and is destroyed by over cooking.

Garlic cloves cooked whole have very little medicinal value.

Garlic with strong smell has more Sulphur in it, which is good enough for medicinal purpose.

FEW FACTS ABOUT GARLIC :

  • Garlic helps to boost up our Metabolism rate. Thus help us to reduce our weight easily.
  • Garlic helps reduce Atherosclerotic buildup (Plaque) within the arterial system.
  • Garlic lowers or helps to regulate Blood Sugar.
  • Garlic helps to prevent blood clots from forming, thus reducing the possibility of Strokes.
  • Garlic helps to prevent Cancer, especially of the digestive system, prevent certain tumors from growing larger and reduces the size of certain tumors.
  • Garlic helps to remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury from the body.
  • Raw garlic is a proven natural antibiotic and, while far less strong than modern antibiotics, can still kill some strains of bacteria that have become immune or resistant to modern antibiotics.
  • Garlic dramatically reduces yeast infections in body parts.
  • It helps to make our immune system stronger against cancer, ulcers, hemorrhoids etc.
There are garlics capsules and tablets which you can buy at drugstore.

As I started taking 3 tables of garlic a day, I begin to feel better.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's coming - Season 3 Episode 9

Heroes Season 3 Episode 9

Heroes is just getting better and better!
watch it here in High Definition




Credit: megaupload

Monday, November 17, 2008

Nov. 15, Perfect day!

November 15: It was really a tiring day for me and I am happy because........

I wake up 9:00 a.m. and still I want to sleep, because the night before that day, we drink two bottles of beer and I think it's not enough. I still want another two bottles that night.

1:00 p.m.: I meet my friend at Gateway. We ate lunch and stroll around Araneta Center.
3:30p.m. I accompanied her going to bus terminal.

4:oo p.m.: This was the time I ride a bus going to SUCAT Paranaque to meet SEIYAH and SHIN. I arrived there at Mcdonald's 5:30 and I know I'm too early as usual. Seiyah arrived at 6.15pm and Shin 6:45 with her manager Kim. If you guys don't know, Seiyah is the one whose helping me with the site while Shin is the one who compose the song APPRECIATED dedicated to Marie Digby, and we recorded that song at SEIYAH'S house. The compose will be the background song of our surprise to Marie Digby. We finished around 10:00p.m. , Shin, Kim and me leave at 10:10 p.m., when we we're there at Lawton we separate ways. While I'm on the road Seiyah texted me that our banner is already in Marie Digby's website. Until I got home, I rush in my room to open may computer and see the website. OMG! It is really true. I think I'm only dreaming that time. Me and seiyah can't explain the way we feel. Only one thing we know, It was one of our happiest day being a MD fan.

I'm really overwhelmed the way Marie' Digby message me this :

"Jefford - it's all so beautiful. I am really moved by the site... thank you so much. You guys are the best and I am so lucky to have people that care so much about the music I create! I am making the most amazing next album... ( i hope that's not a bad thing to say ! lol) I just hope everyone really loves it. It's quite different but it's still me .. just different sounds.. Thank you again !"

marie'


http://mariedigbyfan.multiply.com/journal/item/89/BLOG_3_HAPPIEST_DAY_OF_OURLIVES_YOU_GOTTA_KNOW_WHY

BLOG #3 HAPPIEST DAY OF OURLIVES!! YOU GOTTA KNOW WHY!!
hello there! yes you heard that right! this is the happiest day of ourlives! you gotta check out Marié Digby's myspace.. the banner of our Fan Site is under 'INFLUENCES'. You guys have no idea how much we put a lot of time and hard work here and it totally paid off and kept us to be more motivated in this site and dedicated to our inspiration Marié Digby.. Thank you to all for making this possible.. we cant reach this far without you, our fellow MD fans.. oh well, this is just the beginning right? lol and Thank You Marié for appreciating it all! We all love you here from your Multiply Fans! congratulations and cheers for all of us! much love, seiyah and jeff


Nov. 15 was really a perfect day because:

1.)Me, Seiyah and Shin finally meet to record the song.
2.)The banner has been posted in Marie Digby's website.
3.)Marie' posted a new video with her song STOP ME.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Recording Session

Tagal rin palang hindi ako nakapag blog. Ano ba latest na nangyayari sa akin?. Ito ang latest. Sa darating na sabado bandang hapon ay pupunta ako sa Sucat to meet Seiyah and Shin. Si Shin ang composer ng Appreciated song dedicated to Marie Digby. Magkikita kita kami para finalize na ung song, praktis then record it sa studio. Medyo Kinakabahan nga ako dahil lahat yun mangyayari lamang sa isang araw baka kasi masayang lang ang panahon. Sana makapag record kami ng maayos diba. After namin mag record ay gagawin namang soundtrack ito para kay Marie Digby. Yun muna updates as of now.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Marié Digby - Final multiply banner

At last... After all of the hard work, we made it to the final layout of Marié Digby's multiply banner. We emailed Marié if she can include our multiply banner to her myspace official site and I hope she will. What do you think of the banner? good or bad. We decided not to make it a flash banner because of some version issues,the clickable button won't work.

mariedigbyfan.multiply.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Marie Digby - Philippines

Yesterday when I 'm surfing the net at multiply.com, I was shock because when I look at my Contacts mariechristinadigby.multiply.com wasn't there. I thought multiply's server has a problem. I click the inbox and seiyah(the admin) message me that it was deleted by multiply. Gosh, I know she was sad that time. I ask her to join my mariedigbyfan.multiply.com website and she did.
We both manage the website.


Hi! i got some really really bad news today.. the mariechristinadigby.multiply.com account is not existing anymore. Multiply.com deleted it and i have no idea why! they didnt even sent me warnings im so freaking mad because its pretty obvious that i put a lot of time, hard work and effort on that site. So i will be joining JEFF's site and This is a little tribute to Marié Digby to let her know how much we appreciate her and her music. If you love/like/support Marié please invite us to be your contact! If not, ignore. We want this site to be exclusively for Marié Digby supporters only. Thank you :) Much love, Jeff and Hipseiyah

We have a lot to talk about in here.. First off, for all of those who still doesnt know.. Im HIPSEIYAH (the administrator of mariechristinadigby.multiply.com) and i will be joining JEFF (the asministrator mariedigbyfan.multiply.com) here in his site! you might noticed that my site is not existing anymore because Multiply.com deleted my account and i dont know why.. That's why im thankful to be a part of this site.. We will be uploading soon some of the updates from the other site and combined it in here. Hopefully we get your support like what you have given to mariechristinadigby.multiply.com


2nd, i have a blog entry in the previous site that suppose to be a gift for Marié but im afraid it will not be possible anymore.. But no worries! Me and Jeff have this awesome idea that we need your 100% support!
DO YOU WANT MARIE' DIGBY TO GO TO THE PHILIPPINES? WELL DEMAND IT! We have this crazy idea that make a short video of yourself with 'ONE SENTENCE STATEMENT WHY MARIE' SHOULD GO TO THE PHILIPPINES' then we will compile it all. What do you think? We will post it everywhere so that everyone will be able to watch it and hopefully to Marié and her label! We gotta show some love for Marié right?

for the video of DEMAND IT! you can send it to:
mariedigby11@yahoo.com

LAST ANNOUNCEMENT : GUYS, YOU CAN STILL SEND TO ME YOUR PICTURES WITH THE ALBUM OF MARIE' SOMETHING LIKE THIS: (ITS BLURRY AND YES... ITS MARIE' LOL)

WHICH YOU WILL SEND IN:
hipseiyah@yahoo.com




THIS IS NOT YET OFFICIAL. WE WILL BASE IT TO YOUR RESPONSES IF WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE IDEA OR NOT. BUT WE HOPE WE COULD START AND MAKE IT OFFICIAL BY NOVEMBER 6, 2008.

much love,
- Jeff and Hipseiyah -

mariedigbyfan.multiply.com - we decided to upgrade in PREMIUM ACCOUNT

Thank you Seiyah!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Compose

I miss.. I miss.. I miss singing my compositions.. I miss playing my guitar.. Its been a long time since my last composition "running water". I have a new desktop pc core 2 duo, and that is the reason why I bought it, to record my songs and also learn to program. I'm thinking to record all my songs, arrange, collaborate to someone and submit it to Warner Music Philippines (beside our office). Hahaha. Why not? try lang naman eh.

I want to write a new song, but I don't know where to begin again.

Friday, October 17, 2008

ARMOUR BEARER - Kitchie Nadal

Another Kitchie Nadal Song - Armour Bearer

THE WORD: +2.25 points

1 Samuel 14:6~7: Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few.” “”Do all that you have in mind,” his armor-bearer said. “Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul.”

1. ARMOUR BEARER – While it is very evident that the song was birthed out from the verse above, there’s something that points me during the time of Moses and Joshua battling the Amalekites (Exo.17:8~15). Moses stand along with Aaron and Hur on top of the hill where Joshua is fighting at Rephidim. Whenever Moses lowered his hands, the Israelites lose the fight, but if his hands were held high, the Israelite wins. Realizing this, Aaron and Hur held Moses’ hands up – one on the other so that his hands remained steady until sunset. Likewise, priests and frontrunners, like Moses and Joshua, need armour bearers by their side to battle the spiritual darkness which is “ready to kill, steal, and devour”. Those in the frontlines of conveying the Absolute Truth are very much prone to the attacks of satan and all of God’s generals had proved this (some even fell into satan’s trap). If not for those people working behind them – intercessors, lay workers, planners, advisers, volunteers, etc., that “priest” cannot stand the arrows of the enemy. These people working behind are SUPER SHIELDS by which the enemy can’t penetrate.

2. BEAUTY FROM THE ASHES – Oh, what an exquisite description for our intercessors! (Isaiah 61:3). It is also imperative to grasp this wonderful description (that looking on myself filled with filth), I was raised to beauty from the ashes!

3. BLOOD OF THE LAMB – Our testimony are being sealed by the blood of our Redeemer. Best weapons to defeat the “accuser” were highlighted: blood of the lamb and word of testimony (Rev.12:10~11). What can be more effective than that? It has been revealed! It was so perfect for the bridge!

Those 3 major phrases were weaved beautifully which formed a solid point. Each phrase supported each other and the message was conveyed. Great songwriting!

THE SOUND: +2.2 points

The intro is catchy, as other reviewers say it: “jungle-sound” or ethereal. I am not good in identifying those types of music but am sure that the music and arrangement is great. It is a good thing the chorus was played twice after every verse so that it will register to the listener. I just love it when the bridge came out – the backing vocals starting at 1:59 for the “accuser” then to “blood of the lamb” then to “testimony” is well timed and done beautifully. Using "darara...darara.." while fading graces the song's exit...

OTHERS: +0.4 points

Lyrics mumbled at the start of the song “biting back my smile and tears” and the first part of the 2nd verse “are we walking along Abel’s street…. orphan widow and innocent blood” are also incomprehensible for an ordinary ear. Kitchie need to improve on this area. There are also other songs in this album which i personally struggled to understand the lyrics.

THE BUZZ:
The genuine appreciation of Kitchie to those people behind her cannot be dubbed as a buzz. I felt the sincerity and I believe she did this song for them. I would particularly point this to her good friend Barbie and Ms. Roca, her manager.
I've heard Kitchie experienced burn-out at the peak of her first self-titled album's popularity. This situation is not healthy for the frontliners/levites/priests like Kitchie. Again, the enemy is always ready to devour, and armour bearers are much needed behind who will lift,strengthen, and protect those in the frontlines.
We may not be a personal friend of Kitchie but let's remember that her music was made to bless us. Likewise, we can also bless Kitchie by praying for her - its better to give than to receive after all. She might not recognize us for this feat, but G
od does...
THE RECALL: BY MANY OR BY FEW

TOTAL RATING: 4.85 SWORDS!

Note: Copyright pictures by Mari ArQuiza used with permission.

Armour Bearer Lyrics
Kitchie Nadal
Album: Love Letter


biting back my smile and tears
waiting for the fireworks
counting backwards 6 5 4 3 2 1
darkness can't be as reassuring as this

Chorus
by many or by few
do what you have in mind

i'm with you heart and soul

by many or by few
i'm your armour bearer
i'm with you heart and soul

are we walking along abels street
chasing each other's polarities
orphan widow and innocent blood
oh we were raised, we were raised, we were raised
beauty from the ashes

Chorus
by many or by few
do what you have in mind
i'm with you heart and soul

by many or by few
i'm your armour bearer
i'm with you heart and soul

Bridge
for the accuser
day and night has been hurled down
by the blood of the Lamb
and the word of our testimony
we did not love our life as to shrink from death

Chorus
by many or by few
do what you have in mind
i'm with you heart and soul

by many or by few
i'm your armour bearer
i'm with you heart and soul

i'm with you heart and soul


Credit to ate Vilma the review

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Highway - Kitchie Nadal

I want to share this wonderful, inspiring and spiritual song of Kitchie Nadal. It makes me feel relax, peace and comfortable. Well, Almost of the tracks on her latest album are unique and simply the best. The way the lyrics knocking everyones body, soul and spirit to accept God in our life.

Below is the Highway Video: Please read the review and lyrics, and you will see what I mean!.




HIGHWAY REVIEW

THE WORD: +2.25 points

The Bible’s truths and Kitchie’s poetry mixed, indeed, these two major ingredients assured healthy music that can be fed to every ear and soul!

1. THE TRUTH OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT (Verse 1) – Where there is darkness, light can be found. We are living in this world full of darkness, and unless we keep watch, pray, and earnestly seek the Light, we can be swayed easily into temptation. Everytime I play this song, I remember the verse Kitchie wrote in my Kitchie Nadal CD – Matthew 26:41. We can only battle the darkness by shedding light into the dark areas of our lives. As we keep watch and pray, satan’s schemes to kill, steal, and destroy will never overpower us…

2. THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH: JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY (Chorus) – No other way to heaven, but through ONE name ONLY – JESUS, our Savior. Quoting John 14:6 as the basis, salvation cannot be achieved through good works so that no one can boast about it (Eph.2:8~9). I most love the phrase “apart from you are roads downhill”… boy, how can you top that? Soooo rightfully true!

3. THE POETRY OF KITCHIE NADAL (Verse 2) – Kitchie amazes me with her excellent writing skills! She applies her poetic stance without compromise. This verse proclaims the greatness of God’s marvelous creation. The wide open space, planes, thunderstorms, the rain – notice how she described them! Speaking of a true artist – excellent!

4. THE TRUTH OF BEING SECURE (Bridge) - Psalms 91 is one of my favorite chapters and in fact I memorized it because it is rich with God’s promises of assurance, protection, and security. God cannot lie, He does what He promises. There is no safer place than in the presence of God – Kitchie had reiterated this statement in Walk On Water and its proven!

THE SOUND: +2.2 points

The musical arrangement is properly managed. The intro can easily catch an ear with the addition of unordinary sounds. Those unordinary sounds had not been heard from the previous album, proving Kitchie’s claim that she evolved as an artist. The progression went well from the short and catchy intro then Kitchie’s voice appearing at 0:16 was magnified as it took the lead all through out..

I have realized that Kitchie’s voice is very much unique and real good. For the past album, I must admit that her voice to me is average but yes, still unique. Good voice doesn’t have to be high-pitched and flowery, good voice rings in the ear of the beholder. And for this beholder, her voice is soothing my soul and got my ear’s nod.

OTHERS: +0.45 points

The song used just the right mix and not overly done. All through out, there is less distraction from the voice, almost no back-up vocals, and you can feel that the instruments were played minor to the singer – an advantage.

Mass appeal is there and the quality of the whole song is excellent lyrically and musically .

THE BUZZ:

This is the album’s carrier single and was written basically for the Caltex ad. If I’m not mistaken, this was the last song written for this album and ironically, this is best done for me. I have seen the initial music video for Highway and I didn’t liked it – its low-budgeted aside from that it’s boring. The message is very much positive, there must be more life into the video so as to convey the message.Kitchie has to improve her “acting” skills also in doing music videos. Caltex need to release a good video for both parties’ gain.

THE RECALL: YOU ARE THE HIGHWAY

TOTAL RATING: 4.9 CALTEX STARS!


HIGHWAY LYRICS
Kitchie Nadal
Albu
m: Love Letter

Do you know where the light comes from?
And the darkness live?
So you can take me by the hand and lead me home when I am lost

You are the highway
Apart from you are roads downhill
You are the highest way the truth and the life
There is no other road for me

Speeding through wide open space
City cousins and the rolling planes
Chart the routes of the thunderstorms
Carve the canyons for the downpours of the rain

You are the highway
Apart from you are roads downhill
You are the highest way the truth and the life
There is no other road for me


Thousands may fall on my sides but I will drive as I read the signs
Keeping my eyes on the morning star
Turning right, I keep turning right

You are the highway
Apart from you are roads downhill
You are the highest way the truth and the life
There is no other road for me

To be safe, to be safe, to be safe
Cause I am safer here

Credit to ate Vilma the review: http://vilma77.multiply.com/journal/item/51

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sa wakas nanlibre din

Isang Biyernes ng umaga nito lamang Oktubre 10, 2008 ay nasa field work ako.
Maulan na umaga ng gumising sa akin, tinanghali ako ng gising dahil sa lamig ay masarap matulog.

Pagdating sa express way tila bagang hindi na umaandar ang sinasakyan kong bus sa loob ng bente minutos. Hayz.. at last umandar din siya.

Pagdating ko sa aming cliente ay inayos ko kagad ang problema, subalit datapwa't ay medyo nahirapan ako dahil ang mga kompyuter nila ay mga luma na at medyo hindi na maaasahan. Sa tulong nang aking kakayahan at pananalig sa itaas ay na solusyunan ko.

Nang ako ay papauwi na, umuulan pa rin. Sumakay ako ng Jayross bus sa Coastal Road. Aba, kaunti lang ang pasahero ang lulan nito. Umupo ako sa harap at nagbayad ng pamasahe ko na nagkakahalaga ng anim na put anim.

Nasa bandang makati na ako ng biglang mag text ang aking kaibigang si Prince, Tinatanong nya kung nasaan ako dahil nasa Megamall daw siya. Sabi ko sa kanya ay nasa field ako pauwi na. Tinext ko kagad si Rommel kung may lakad ba, dahil nag text sa akin si Prince. Sabi ni Rommel mag kita daw kami at manlilibre siya dahil kaarawan nya sa darating na Oktubre 15.
Nagplano na magkikita sa SM Megamall.
Pero may isang problema, ako ay nakapagbayad na ng pamasahe.

Tinawag ko ang konduktor ng maayos at kinausap na sa Megamall nalang ako bababa. Pumayag naman ito kahit may alinlangan, dahil malayo na ang serial number ng ticket ko sa ticket nya. Kaya ang ginawa nya ay pinagpalit nya ang ticket ko sa ticket ng iba, Para lumapit ang serial number.
Salamat sa konduktor.

Pagdating ko ng SM Megamall ay nagkita kami ni prince sa CYBERZONE at dumiretso sa ST.Francis para kumain muna ng pika pika. Nag tokneneng kami sa itaas at doon ay may tumutugtog ng piano isang babaeng intsik at sumunod ay si lolo.

Ang galing nila at ako'y namangha sa kanilang performance. Frustrated pianist kasi ako, Alam ko kumapa nga piyesa sa pamamagitan lamang nag pakikinig. May alam naman ako kahit papano, Ung CANOND D sa my Sassy girl subalit ngayon ay limot kona. Alam ko rin mga chords sa piano, pero ngaun limot ko na din.

Pagkatapos namin kumain ay bumili muna kami ng CD at saka naman dumating si ROMMEL. BUmalik uli kami ng SM MEGAMALL para makapag isip kung saan kami kakain, ang una naming pinuntahan ay sa food court Lydias Lechon, sumunod ay TOKYO TOKYO, at sa CHEF DONATELLO na naisipan naming kumain dahil inaya kami ni Leah sa promo nilang 444.00 busog ka na.

Umorder na kami ng pagkain, at biniro namin si ROMMEL na sa wakas after TWO YEARS nanlibre ka na!. Hehe, Wag ka magagalit mhel, heheh. Habang hinihintay namin ang order ay nagkuwentuhan muna kami.

Kami ay busog na busog dahil masarap ang pagkain lalo na ang baby back ribs.
Ang problema lang na napansin ko ay mabagal ang kanilang service, pero approachable naman lahat ng crew members.

Nang ilalapag na ang Black forest cake, ay biniro ko ang manager nila na kung pwede makihingi ng candle. Si rommel ay sinampal ako, hahha! kasi nahihiya siya, Pero alam ko biro lang ung sampal nya. HIndi kagad kami tumayo sa kinauupuan namin dahil sa sobrang busog nga. Nang paalis na kami ay tinawag ko si Leah at nakiusap kung pwede kami kunan ng litrato as remembrance. Hihi..

Happy 25th Birthday Rommel Fermo!. Kampay!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Long wait is over! (HEROES)

Oh my goodness! I've been waiting for this Season 3 of Heroes, after a minor controversies that happened in the U.S. a months ago, and now! Season 3 is up. I just watched Episode 1.

The long wait is over! I am expecting more about season three.



Heroes Season 3 Episode 1

With his abilities returned to him, serial killer Sylar (Zachary Quinto) relentlessly continues to accumulate other people’s abilities, which leads him to the Bennet house.

  • Bound to a secret company with a keen interest in people like his daughter, H.R.G. finds new purpose when his most dangerous, fantastic foes break out of custody and must be dragged back. Reeling from recent events and revelations, Claire Bennet, an indestructible high school cheerleader, struggles to define her identity and place in the world.
  • An act of heroism unveils an amazing secret about Niki Sanders, a Las Vegas single mother with astonishing strength — and an unknown, hidden family. In Japan, Yamagato Industries heir Hiro Nakamura continues to use his ability to pierce the space-time continuum and manipulate time to leap into wild, international adventures with his best friend, Ando.
  • Nathan Petrelli’s (Adrian Pasdar) attempted assassination leads several Heroes on a stunning spiritual quest to explain his power of flight. For his younger brother, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia), the future and present collide as his many absorbed powers lead him to discover that the only way to end the catastrophic moment facing the world is to do the unimaginable. Meanwhile, their ruthless mother Angela (Cristine Rose) and her associates continue their ongoing, complex machinations to change the world from the shadows.
  • Matt Parkman is taught new ways to use his expanding ability to hear and manipulate other’s thoughts by an unlikely guide.
  • Mohinder Suresh, a genetics professor from India, takes a dangerous step into darkness as his research into those with extraordinary abilities living among us continues. Far from her Dominican Republic home, Maya Herrera , who causes death when filled with fear or anger, begs Suresh to cure her – only to watch helplessly as he embraces his darker side.

Heroes Season 3 Episode 2

A dozen Villains with unimaginable power are unleashed after the company is attacked - Sylar VS. Elle. Angela petrelli takes control and reveals a jaw-dropping secret.

  • Angela clashes with her much-changed son, Peter , over how best to avert a seemingly inevitable worldwide catastrophe.
  • Sylar declares war on the Company by attacking their main facility, and finds even more than he bargained for on Level 5. During a devastating battle with Elle, a dozen savage criminals — all with terrible abilities — escape.
  • Claire discovers something new and unexpected about her abilities.
  • Determined to reclaim his family’s terrible secret, Hiro and Ando track Daphne to Paris. After a fateful night, Suresh is thrilled to find his research, his life and his relationship with Maya evolving in leaps and bounds.
Stuck in unfamiliar territory, Matt finds a guide (guest star Ntare Mwine) to help him

Herosite has posted all the official titles for Heroes Season 3 episodes. U

Season 3 Episode 1: The Second Coming

Season 3 Episode 2: The Butterfly Effect

Season 3 Episode 3: One of Us, One of Them

Season 3 Episode 4: I Am Become Death

Season 3 Episode 5: Angels and Monsters

Season 3 Episode 6: Dying of the Light

Season 3 Episode 7: Eris Quod Sum

Season 3 Episode 8: Villains

Season 3 Episode 9: It’s Coming

Season 3 Episode 10: The Eclipse Part 1

Season 3 Episode 11: The Eclipse Part 2

Season 3 Episode 12: Our Father

Season 3 Episode 13: War


Friday, September 19, 2008

Kitchie Nadal at Atchie's El Pueblo

Kahapon umuulan ng malakas, nagdadalawang isip ako kung tutuloy ako para manood ng gig ni kitchie nadal. Pero bago ang lahat ay kailangan ko munang kitain si Ate Vilma sa SM Megamall.

Pagkalabas ko ng Building ay umuulan na.
Kasama ko ang aking mga officemate sila Cherrylou at Susan Valdez. Kumain muna kami sa St. Francis.

Pagpunta ko ng SM MEGAMALL naghihintay na sila Ate V. at Ian sa akin.
Pinakilala nya sa akin si Ian. Ayun! tapos may contribution pala kami ng 100 sa regalo. Hehe. Nagulat ako dun!, pero ayos lang. Si Ate Vilma ang pangalawang nagsulat sa parang kuwaderno na naisip ni Ian na regalo ng listers para kay Kitchie. Pangatlo akong nagsulat. Hindi ko expected na magsusulat kaya sa haba haba ng naisulat ko ay hindi ko pa rin naipahayag lahat ng gusto kong sabihin dahil kulang na sa oras.

Papunta na kami sa Atchie's at nagbayad ng 200 entrance may libre siyang beer, pero pwede naman na ung beer ay maging ice tea. Pagpasok namin sa loob ay wala pang tao.

Nag opening act muna ang ARKO band.

Kaunti lang ang mga listers na pumunta, kaya kaunti lang din ang mga nakasulat sa regalo namin.

11:00 p.m. na nag start ung Gig eh at natapos ng bandang 1:15 a.m..

Nagpapasalamat ako sa regalo sa akin ni Ate Vilma. Thanks sa Bible ah!. Alam mo ba na matagal ko na gusto na may mag regalo sa akin ng Bible lalo na sa Birthday ko?. Wala lang.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

iPhone 3G

I went to Globe telecoms SM Fairview after the day iPhone3G was launch. I am expecting that the price is affordable for consumers but it is not. As far as I could remember, the price range of iPhone3G here in the Philippines is 37k-43k for Post paid, Pre paid plans, Cash basis and 0% installments are also available.

My friend Kamille Alberto bought a 16gb worth 43k cash last week Sept. 10. I ask her if the phone is worth to buy, but you know what she said? "I dont think its worth it, sayang lang.."


Product summary

The goodThe good: The Apple iPhone 3G offers critical new features including support for high-speed 3G networks, third-party applications, and expanded e-mail. Its call quality is improved and it continues to deliver an excellent music and video experience.

The badThe bad: The iPhone 3G continues to lack some basic features that are available on even the simplest cell phone. Battery life was uneven, and the 3G connection tended to be shaky. Also, the e-mail syncing is not without its faults.

The bottom lineThe bottom line: The iPhone 3G delivers on its promises by adding critical features and sharper call quality. The iTunes App Store is pretty amazing, and the 3G support is more than welcome. Critical features still are missing, and the battery depletes quickly under heavy use, but the iPhone 3G is a big improvement over the original model.

Specifications: OS provided: Apple MacOS X; Band / mode: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900; Wireless connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0;

Camera
We were hoping that the iPhone 3G would throw in an improved camera, but we got the same 2-megapixel shooter as in the original model, although with a slight improvement in the photo quality. Colors looked natural, there was little image noise, and interior shots had enough light. The camera's white balance can't handle bright sunlight, but that's not unusual for a camera phone. See our iPhone 3G camera slide show for a full gallery of shots. Camera features remain equally minimal, and the blatant lack of multimedia messaging and video recording continue to rub us the wrong way.

The iPhone 3G has improved photo quality .

Contacts search
A search bar now appears above your contacts list. Typing in any portion of the name will take you immediately to that person.

iWork documents and PowerPoint
We haven't tried iWork documents, but we were able to view PowerPoint e-mail attachments. The attachment was rather large (1.3MB), but it didn't take very long to download. Keep in mind that as with other Office documents, the iPhone does not allow you to edit attachments.

Bulk delete and move
This works in your e-mail boxes only. In your in-box you'll see a small "edit" button at the top right-hand corner. When you press the button, a small circle will appear next to each e-mail. Touch the circle to highlight as many messages as you like and then select the "delete" or "move" options.

Scientific calculator
As Steve Jobs said in his WWDC keynote, you'll now get a scientific calculator when you turn the phone on its side. You'll see a lot more buttons that will set a mathematician's heart aflutter.

Parental controls
You now will find a "Restrictions" selection under the General tab of the main Settings menu. There you can restrict access to the Safari browser, explicit songs, YouTube, and the iTunes and iTunes App Stores. You can select as many restrictions as you like.


Choose a language.

Language support
The iPhone 3G also brings language support and typing keyboards in French, Canadian French, U.K. English, German, Japanese (QWERTY and Kana), Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, and Polish. You can select as many languages you want by opening the "International" selection under the General tab of the main Settings menu. For Chinese, you choose from Pinyin or a graffiti-style application for writing characters. As you enter characters, suggestions will appear to the right. To change between menus, choose from the small globe icon next to the space bar.

What else is new?
The IPhone 3G offers a host of additional new features, from the noteworthy to the trivial. For the enterprise, there's remote wipe (to erase data in case of a stolen or lost phone) and integration with Cisco IPSec VPN for remote network access. You'll also find calendar colors and a new interface for entering passwords. (Now the screen temporarily displays the last character you entered so you can verify that you haven't mistyped.) We found the new ability to take screen captures (by holding the Home button and pressing the power/sleep key) especially useful. Screenshots end up in the camera's photo gallery.

What's missing?
We've mentioned already that Apple has stubbornly left out multimedia messaging, stereo Bluetooth, and video recording. But we also wish we'd gotten a landscape keyboard for messaging, cut and paste, voice dialing, Flash support for the Web browser, tactile feedback for the touch screen and a memory card (or at least a 32GB model). Hopefully, Apple will add these features in time. True, they might also come as third-party applications, but Apple should really be the source for them. We'd also like the capability to send calendar appointments to contacts and an easier way to transfer files to the iPhone. Because there's no way to transfer them via iTunes, you'll have to e-mail files to yourself to access them on the iPhone. And even then, there's no accessible mass file storage.

Call quality
When we reviewed the original iPhone, we withheld our Editors' Choice Award largely over middling call quality because of low volume and a slight background hum. The iPhone 3G corrects most of these problems--our tests revealed louder volume and clearer audio. We also noticed that we could hear better at a variety of angles, whereas the first iPhone had a sensitive sweet spot. Also, while it was difficult to hear the original iPhone in noisy environments, we had better luck with this model. Reception didn't vary between GSM and HSDPA calls. We've heard a lot of reports that iPhone 3G users are experiencing a lot of dropped calls. Though we haven't experienced any issues on our review phone thus far, we have been on the receiving end of dropped calls while talking on a landline to an iPhone 3G owner.

We also tested the phone in a rural part of Sonoma County, California. Not surprisingly, our 3G connection was nonexistent, but we managed to keep a basic EDGE connection most of the time. We found that by turning off the 3G feature the phone stopped trying to find a high-speed connection, which resulted in a more reliable signal.

iPhone 3G also improves speakerphone calls. The phone's external speaker creates louder output, and callers said they can hear us better. Voices don't sound quite as natural, but that's typical on a speakerphone. Automated calling systems could understand us via regular or speakerphone calls. We also tested the iPhone 3G with the Aliph Jawbone 2 and enjoyed good audio quality. What's more, the handset autopairs with the Jawbone 2 so you don't need a passcode. As previously mentioned, iPhone 3G's lack of a stereo Bluetooth profile is disappointing.

The AT&T signal remained strong during much of our testing, though the 3G connection wavered in buildings. We have heard of some users complaining of poor 3G reception, even in urban areas. We noticed a few problems during our testing, specifically with the iPhone 3G's ability to switch back and forth between 3G and EDGE. The hand-off was sloppy at times, as the iPhone 3G continued trying to connect to the 3G network even when the signal was too low. But on the flip side, it was quicker about jumping back onto 3G when that network became available. According to FCC radiation tests, the iPhone 3G's highest digital SAR is 1.38 watts per kilogram.

Battery life
Apple rates the iPhone 3G's battery at 5 hours of talk time over 3G and 10 hours over AT&T's standard cellular network; 6 hours of Internet time on Wi-Fi, or 5 hours over 3G; 7 hours of video playback; 24 hours of music playback; and a standby time of 12.5 days. In our first round of testing we were able to squeeze 4.95 hours of 3G talk time and 8.75 hours talk time over EDGE. We'll continue to run further tests over the next few days.

For music and video playback, our CNET Labs testing found the iPhone 3G's battery capable of 25.5 hours of audio playback and 2.7 hours of video playback, with 3G set to active. By comparison, the first-generation iPhone achieved 31.4 hours of music playback and 6 hours of video, although it didn't have the strain of 3G to contend with. A comparable 3G multimedia phone, like the Samsung Instinct, scored only 18 hours of audio playback, but eked out an impressive 4.3 hours of video playback. We suspect further testing will show that the iPhone 3G is capable of longer video playback when its 3G connection is switched off.

Lab tests have also revealed improvements to the iPhone's file transfer speed. A single 500MB file that once took the iPhone 1.6 minutes to transfer now takes the iPhone 3G just 1.4 minutes. The same test run on the Samsung Instinct took 4.28 minutes.

Though our official lab tests aren't bad so far, real-world use will be a better judge of the iPhone 3G's endurance. And on that front, we've noticed that the iPhone 3G's battery life does seem to drop faster than on the original model, particularly while using the 3G network or GPS. That's to be expected, but we noticed that after a couple hours of use, the battery life dropped by about 30 percent. Large color displays like the iPhone's tend to be battery drainers as well, so you should expect to use more juice when you're constantly switching between applications.

Activation
Unlike the original iPhone, you cannot activate the iPhone 3G via iTunes. Instead, you will have to activate the phone and sign your new contract in either an AT&T store or an Apple store. Though we understand the motivation behind this move--AT&T is trying to ensure every iPhone sold is activated on its own network--the experience isn't as nice as sitting in the comfort of your home. Once you have your phone out of the store, you will need to sync it with your iTunes account after first downloading the latest iTunes 7.7 update (download for Windows or Mac) first. That took us a long time on the iPhone 3G's first day on sale but hopefully those glitches will subside over the next few days. If you're replacing an original iPhone, make sure you back up your data from the old iPhone first; you'll then be able to transfer it to your new handset. As before, you can sync multiple iPhones to a single iTunes account.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A birthday gift


Last week was my Birthday and I feel sad because I remember during my childhood to college years it is usual for me that someone will give me a present. Yah, I miss those years. I celebrated my birthday working at field and after that I went home early to have dinner with my family. When I got home I was surprise that my Mom prepared dinner for us! yeah! and suddenly I begun to feel happiness. Oh yeah!. My wish on my birthday? secret....

September 12 This is the day that I've been waiting for, even though I'm scared, excited and nervous to know the result of my IELTS exam held August 30, 2008 at EDSA SHANGRILA HOTEL.

A shivering morning when I woke up. I'm worried of what will be my score, but I keep on thinking in a positive way that I will pass. Before going to work a weird thing happened to me, when I am walking I feel that something is pulling my feet headed to Edsa Shrine's way to pray there solemnly. I prayed for ten minutes. When I'm at the office I quickly surf www.britishcouncil.org.ph to see the result of my exam, I put in necessay information like candidate number, passport number, birthdate and date of examination. I click the search button but there's no ouput of the result.

Three hours gone by and I click again the search button!, this time! I saw my score and my face frown. I know, I didn't pass the exam. I texted my score to my father that I didn't make it, also to Miss Frances. Hayz... I am very dissapointed!. Suddenly, Miss Frances Congratulates me! haha! so I was shock! and ask her if I need to take again
the exam, She said no! and my band score 6.0 meets the qualification of my application. Yeah! I made it!. I called my father to clarify things and he was proud of me!.

When I heared the good news. I pray and thank God for giving me this wonderful gift on my birthday. I also texted my friends, family and relatives to say thank you. They are the one who prayed for me during my interview and examination day.

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to this people:

Ate Vilma, Ms. Roca, Sharymar, Best Cathy Yap, Sir Jonathan (hehe kasi siya yung pumapasok tuwing sabado para mag overtime, para makapag review ako) Ms. Mylen, Sir Jun, Rhea, Jill, Lola, Uncle Sel, Parents ko, Tita ko, relatives ko at sa lahat lahat. Sana you won't stop praying for me. Nasa 20% palang ako eh. I promise I won't forget you all!

I now realize that no one can beat the gift of GOD.

He surprise me with this gift.

Three more to go and more steps to proceed.

I hope that my mission and plans will come true with the guidance of GOD.





Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Its my day!

September 11 pala ngayon at isa ito sa mahalagang petsa sa pagkatao ko ito rin ang petsa kung saan nangyari ang pag atake ng terorista sa WORLD TRADE CENTER 9/11, Septyembre 11 dahil sa petsang ito ako pinanganak. Happy Birthday to me!. Ang tanda ko na 25 years old na ako at wala paring naiipon para sa kinabukasan ko. Buti nalang hindi pako nakakapag-asawa at salamat dun!. Ano kaya magiging buhay ko? kung nag asawa ako ng maaga ng wala sa plano?. Marahil aasa ako sa magulang ko? Haha! yan ang nangyayari sa karamihan, tulad nalang ng kapitbahay namin asa nalang sa magulang. Sorry ah!

Kanina nagising ako ng ala una ng madaling araw, Nagdasal muna ako ng taimtim para magpasalamat sa poong may kapal sa pinagkaloob nyang buhay sa akin. Salamat pala sa mga bumati na sa akin sa mama ko, sa friends ko sila Nova, Luz, Sharymar, Mafy, Prince, Best Cathy Yap and especially to someone. Haha!. Ayun pagkatapos nun natulog uli ako at nagising para pumasok. Same routine pa rin ako, naglakad pero this time di ako kagad nakasakay ng bus kaya ang sinakyan ko ay jeep muna bago ako nag bus. Pagkasakay ko ng bus ay tumawag ang isang friend ko, she greeted me.

Pagkababa ko ng bus ay dumaan muna ako sa EDSA SHRINE para magdasal. Pagkatapos nun ay dumiretso na ako sa office at nag withdraw nang pera na nagkakahalaga ng 200 pesos, yun nalang ang natitira sa ATM ko eh!. Naalala ko tuloy nung bata pa ako, kapag birthday ko maraming nagbibigay ng regalo sa akin pero ngaun wala na.

Pagpasok ko sa office nag testing muna ako ng server namin, at isang malas na pangyayari. Down ang server at hindi makapasok ang mga client namin sa program. Hayz.... Sana maging okay na.
Ngaun okay na as of 7:57 haha. At papunta na kami ng Binangonan.

Monday, September 08, 2008

My Sister's 10th Birthday

Yesterday, September 7, 2008 Sunday was a special day for my sister because it was her 10th Birthday. Oh gosh! it means that I'm going to add another year to my age. If you know guys, I will turn 25 this coming September 11, Haha! and I can't imagine that I'm turning 25 though I'm not look old.

Early in the morning we went to St. Peter Church at Commonwealth Ave. After that, we went to Ever Commonwealth to have our Lunch at Max's Restaurant. It will be the second time that I will treat my Family, and Its really a good feeling. When we were there, we wait to be seated first.

The manager give the menu to my Mom and when his going to give the other menu to my Dad, I get it from him. Haha! and the manager smile, maybe he knew that I'm the one whose going to pay the bill. We order one whole Chicken, Fish Fillet, Pancit Canton, Seven Rice, and four Ice tea.

My sister is very happy when she's eating. Hayz.. I love my Sister so much! even though she's stubborn sometimes however, she's brilliant like me!. Haha!. After eating, we ask Cathy (the waitress) for the bill. Aham! Aham!. Here we go. The total cost of the food we ate was P1,183.00- and I used my credit card for paying. My Mom told me that she's going to share 500.oo- haha! But I will not going to accept it!.;).

Yesterday was a gladly day, not only for me but for us.
I thank God for the Grace and Blessings he shower us everyday.
I thank him for having a family were I am now.

I am really lucky because I was born in this world eating three times a day, finished my studies, having a job, having a complete family (we're not a broken family), having our owned small house, and having a HAPPY FAMILY.

Friday, September 05, 2008

OkToBeRFeSt Na!

How to get tickets for Third Eye Blind in Manila, and how long their set is going to be. Details are at the end of the post.

Yup, you read that right, San Miguel Pale Pilsen is bringing Third Eye Blind to Manila for the grand opening of this year’s Oktoberfest. On September 5, this world renowned rock band, along with Philippine’s top bands will be gracing one of the four stages along San Miguel Avenue. San Miguel is aiming to break two Guiness records with this year’s grand Oktoberfest: the most number of people toasting, and the longest bar. Apart from the copious amounts of beer, participants can also interact with SMB’s personalities, like Efren Bata Reyes and PBA players.

hrough the years, San Miguel Oktoberfest has been enjoying strong support from the Filipinos, that the Department of Tourism now recognizes the event as a local Fiesta. Aside from the grand kick off party at the Ortigas Center, there will also simultaneous parties all over the Philippines: in Olongapo, Sta. Rosa, Lapu-lapu (Cebu) and Davao. San Miguel Oktoberfest 120 (siento bente) will span for 120 days, starting September 5, until December 2008. The kickoff party is open to the public. For only Php120, you can watch Third Eye Blind, Rivermaya, The Dawn, After Image, Rico Blanco, Pinikpikan and 35 other Pinoy bands.

San Miguel Beer is also premiering its limited edition beer, the San Miguel Oktoberfest beer. This beer is 100% malt, meaning it’s full flavored, light bodies, sweet to the taste and promises a smooth finish.

So… where will you be on September 5?

UPDATE:
To buy tickets for Third Eye Blind and Oktoberfest 120, call 632-2226 and look for Jel. Amanda called the number and shares this info:

Apparently the General Admission ticket (P120) only gives you access to the longest bar and when I asked the employee from San Mig if you can see Third Eye Blind from there she said that it’s very far from the area. Ugh. So, if you want a really good spot you have to buy the “Gold Ticket” (or whatever it’s called) which costs P1500. Gives you access to all the areas and also a front view of 3EB playing. Purchase of tickets is in the San Miguel building itself.

Tickets can also be bought at the gates during the event proper, but I’m not sure if they would also be selling the Gold Tickets then.

Juned further explains the Gold Ticket for 3EB access:

Ticket Type: Gold Ticket
Special Viewing Section: Php 1,500.00 per head inclusive of 2 San Miguel Pale Pilsens at General Admission Section and 3 San Miguel Oktoberfest Beers & food at the Special Oktoberfest Marquee Section

Source: Dilis Media

Reader Jel shares that the Third Eye Blind will perform for at least one and a half hours, playing around 15 songs. Cameras are allowed inside, so better have those batteries charged!

Traffic rerouting will start on Thursday. The stretch of San Miguel Ave. from J. Vargas Ave. to Lourdes Drive will be closed to traffic from Sept. 3 to Sept 6, 2008. Motorists are advised to take the following routes:

TO SOUTH-BOUND EDSA
Turn right at Bank Drive --- Left at SM Service road --- take north bound EDSA --- U-turn under fly-over

TO NORTH BOUND EDSA
Go straight along J. Vargas --- turn right at north bound EDSA

TO SHAW BOULEVARD
Turn left at St. Francis St. --- turn right at Shaw Boulevard

TO ORTIGAS CBD
Take Escriva Drive --- turn right at Exchange Road --- turn left to Jade Drive --- turn right as San Miguel Ave.

TO PASIG SHAW
Turn left at St. Francis St. --- left at Lourdes Drive --- right at San Miguel Ave.



UPDATE (as of September 3, 2008): Here's the official release about the Oktoberfest Grand Opening tickets.

Ticket Type: General Admission (Longest Bar) Ticket
Longest Bar Venue: Php 120.00 per head inclusive of 2 San Miguel Pale Pilsens
Note! A General Admission Ticket gains entrance to the longest beer bar section along San Miguel and Julio Vargas avenues ONLY to be able to watch the events happening in any of the four (4) stages and take part in the numerous booths, games & activities in the main area. Entrances are at the intersection of Julio Vargas Avenue & St. Francis Road and intersection of San Miguel Avenue & Lourdes Drive. Tickets to enter the Special Viewing Section for the ThirdEyeBlind concert and Special Oktoberfest Marquee sections are sold separately.

Ticket Type: Special Oktoberfest Marquee Ticket
Oktoberfest Beer Marquee: Php 300.00 per head inclusive of 3 San Miguel Oktoberfest Beers & food
Note!: A Special Oktoberfest Marquee Ticket gains entrance to the air-conditioned tent and longest beer bar section along San Miguel and Julio Vargas avenues. The Special Oktoberfest Marquee Section is located at the Open Space Parking Area along San Miguel Avenue beside Metrobank & in front of the main gate of San Miguel Corporation Head Office Complex. Tickets to enter the Special Viewing Section for the ThirdEyeBlind concert are sold separately.

Ticket Type: Gold Ticket
Special Viewing Section: Php 1,500.00 per head inclusive of 2 San Miguel Pale Pilsens at General Admission Section and 3 San Miguel Oktoberfest Beers & food at the Special Oktoberfest Marquee Section
Note!: A Gold Ticket gives access to the privilege few to a Special Viewing Section to be the closest to watch ThirdEyeBlind perform live. In addition, the Gold Ticket gives access to all other sections specifically the Special Oktoberfest Marquee with three (3) San Miguel Oktoberfest Beers plus food and the General Admission (Longest Bar) Area with two (2) San Miguel Pale Pilsens.


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

September

Year 2008 Overview

The focus for Virgo, this year, is on developing creative endeavors to better serve mankind as a whole. Your socially independent nature will attract wonderful new people into your life and you will gain more chances to expand your circle of friends. Your self-discipline will help you accomplish great things in your life.

As you passionately create, and brilliantly express, the earthy practical ideas that are abundantly flowing through you, your focus shifts to communicating your talents more publicly. Take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves to you. You enjoy organizing and monitoring fund raising events that promote fresh ideas. Changes in your personal identity will prompt you to be more engaged in self-development and participate in new physical activities.

Your home environment will be influenced by all the changes you are experiencing, and reflect the happiness you flourish with beauty and creativity. The new you may be attracting an intimate relationship that provides the nourishment you need to keep your balance in the face of change. By the end of the year, you may feel more interested in settling down and enjoying luxury and comfort it's the perfect time for passionate weekend getaways.

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Of all the people I've known, this is the month that has many birthday celebrants including me.
Also when we heard September they called this BER months and this is the month were Christmas spirit begins and Beer months of October Fest will start today.

September Celebrants:

1- Ate Aida Anunciado 5- Charmee and Kristhia Satorio 6- Iza of Standard Chartered 7- Revie Marie Secondes 8- Julius Anunciado, Venz Apaap, Virgin Mary, 9- Christina and Maida Oliva 10- Kathleen Mariano, Ronald Ocenar, Marjorie De Vera 11-World trade Center, Jefford Secondes, Ferdinand Marcos 12- Richardson Lucena 16- Anna Katrina Nadal 17- Eloisa Roldan 18-Zenia Cariso 19- Avril Lavigne 22- Angie Garcia

I think I will not celebrate my birthday! Sorry guys!. I'm turning 25 this month.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

IELTS today!

I'm here at the office, It is 7:16am. My IELTS exam will start at 9:00 a.m. but I must go early 1 hour before the said time for pre-registration process.

I'm a little bit nervous. I am really ready for the exams today! READING, WRITING and LISTENING.

I hope everybody will pass and meet their necessary band score in the examination including me!

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8:00 a.m. nasa Venue nako ng exam, nung papanhik na ako hagdan ay nakita ko si Rea Santos ng GMA 7 akala ko nandun lang cya para mag cover ng report regarding the event. Pero nagulat ako nung kasama pala siya sa mag e-exams.

Siguro may plano na siyang mag migrate somewhere? haha.. Sana sa Australia. Ang tangkad ni Rea Santos as in.

12:55 p.m. nandito uli ako sa office. Kakatapos lang ng Exam ko.
Sa Listening at Writing part medyo madali lang. Pero ang Reading part? ang hirap talaga. Medyo dun ako kabado na part.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Absorbing spirituality

August 25, 2008 Monday. I wake up early to meet my friend Sharymar at Victory Liner Cubao around 6:00 a.m.. I don't want my friend to wait for me so I decided to go early.
I'm worried that time because she's not replying and answering my calls.

When I arrived at the bus station I thought she's already there but what I did is I've waited for 20 minutes before she arrived.

DESTINATION-

Our Destination: Pangasinan (Our Lady of Manaoag)
Ticket price: P340.00 / person - one way
Departure time : 7:00am
Estimated maximum time travel: 5-6 hours
Our arrival time: 11:15am
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Umalis ang bus na sinasakyan namin bandang alas syete ng umaga, makulimlim at medyo umuulan nun. Medyo mabagal pa ang takbo ng bus dahil ito ay nasa siyudad pa.

Ang tanging baon ko lamang sa aming paglalakbay ay isang 300ml na mineral water. At ung baon ni Sharymar na chocolate cake.

Pagpasok namin ng North Luzon Express way, medyo bumilis na ang aming takbo. Madulas ang daan dahil sa ulan, at sobrang lamig ba sa bus. Buti nalang may Jacket ako. Sa biyahe ay di ako nakatulog kahit sa hapon, dahil kami ay nagkukuwentuhan ni Sharymar. Madami kami napag usapan halos lahat ay tungkol sa kanya, sa mga kaibigan nya, sa pag-aaral, halos lahat sa kanya eh. At halos lahat ata mga40% ng buhay nya ay naikwento nya na sa akin. Tinuro nya din sa akin ung bahay nila sa Tarlac.

Nung dating nagkita kami ay medyo mataba cya, tapos pumayat , tapos ngayon medyo tama na ung figure nya.

Pagdating namin sa Dagupan terminal nagyaya si Shary na kumain muna kami ng tanghaliaan. Sumakay kami ng tricycle at pumunta sa PIZZA HUT. Nakakatuwa siya kasama dahil medyo magana siya kumain. Ang dami naming kinain as in.

After nun, sumakay kami ng Van papuntang Manaoag.

Excited ako makapunta dahil first time ko, dati kasi hindi ako nakapasok sa loob nagpaiwan lang ako sa kotse para bantayan ang sasakyan. Pagdating namin sa lugar ay pumasok na kami ng simbahan at kami ay nagdasal. Pagkatapos ay bumili kami ng kandila at sinindihan ito at nagdasal. Pumila rin kami para hawakan ang poong Manaoag, habang kami ay nakapila nagkukuwentuhan pa rin kami my times na umiyak siya.

Bumili din kami ng mga souveneir tapos pina bendisyunan namin ito kasama ang mga lapis, pambura, sharpener at calculator. After nun ay nadaanan namin ung Adordatin chapel nila, nagdasal uli kami dun. Habang kami ay nagdadasal, may isang ale na lumapit sa amin para humingi ng pera pambili ng pagkain. Tapos kung ano ano na pinagsasabi, pagkamalan daw bang buntis ang kaibigan ko?, at ako daw ang ama? tapos nagdadasal daw kami dahil problemado para sa kasal?. Medyo nakakatawa nga yung mga kaganapan na iyon. Kami ay umalis at di na namin pinansin ang aleng may sariling mundo. Pinagdasal ko nalang din siya.

Matapos ang nakakatawang karanasan, nadaanan naman namin ung opisina para mag pa petition ng mga prayers namin.

Pagkatapos ay sumakay na kami ng jeep papuntang Dagupan Victory Liner. Nang nasa Biyahe na kami ay di pa rin ako nakatulog dahil nag kuwentuhan pa rin kami, we shared a lot of things as in pati sa music.

Nung araw na yun ay dapat pupunta ako sa gig ni Kitchie Nadal sa Gweilos para narin makita ang mga ka lister's ko. Kaso meydo gabi na. Pag dating namin na Manila ay hinatid ko si Shary sa sakayan papuntang Bocaue.

Nakakapagod ang araw na iyon dahil di ako nakatulog!. Pero ayos lang, enjoy naman kahit papaano. Ang importante ay nakapagdasal ako at unti unti kong nararamdaman na lumalakas ang relasyon ko sa panginoon. Salamat sa kanya at sa kaibigan ko.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm spiritually high

Aug. 24, 2008 Sunday morning, This is the day I'm looking forward to happen, because it will be the first time that I'm going to attend a Christian church at UCM makati. I'm a little bit excited and nervous.

When I'm about to leave it started to rain so hard. I laughed and talked to myself, thinking that God is only testing my faith.

Even though its raining and my shoes was totally devastated with water, my eagerness to hear the words of God didn't stop from there.
I decided to come and meet Ate Vilma there at Chowking SM Makati before going to UCM.

Nung nasa UCM na kami, grabe ang ganda ng church and napaka solemn sa loob. Iba't ibang race ang nagsisimba may Filipino, korean, White American and Black American. Napansin ko rin na disiplinado ang mga tao sa loob as in walang destructions gaya ng mga nag ttext, nagkukuwentuhan at ingay ng mga bata.

Nag umpisa ang homily sa isang kanta. Aba'y nakakaindak talaga at ang daling sundan ng kanta nila. Pagkatapos nun may isang kanta uli, dun ko naramdaman ang kanta, kinilabutan ako , nanlamig at napaluha sa kanta. I forgot the title eh.

Pagkatapos ng church ay kumain kami ni ate vilma sa TSOKO-nut SM MAKATI. Dun nag praktis ako ng ENGLISH hahaha!!. Nag eenglisan kami dun, ang dami ngang nakatingin sa amin eh. Pero di namin sila iniintindi, bahala sila. Share lang kami ng mga stories sa life pati syempre si KITCHIE NADAL (idol namin un!).
Ang isa sa pinaka di ko makakalimutan, when she prayed for me there para sa exam ko tom. and sa Saturday. Alam mo ung Pray over?. Ginawa nya un dun mismo, Nagulat talaga ako and flattered. Iba ung pakiramdam ko nun, I'm spriritually high!. Gusto ko na nga mag exam nun eh.

After nun uwian na! ;)

It was a blessed day for me!. Thanks to God almighty!. I'm beginning to build a strong relationship to Jesus Christ. However, its too early to say but I will do everything to be close to him.