Today, I receive all God’s love for me. Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God’s Universe. Today, I open myself to your Blessings, healing and miracles.Today, I open myself to God’s Word so that I become more like Jesus Everyday. Today, I proclaim that I’m God’s Beloved, I’m God’s Servant, I’m God’s powerful champion, And because I am blessed, I will bless the world, In Jesus Name, Amen.

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RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain

RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain. A unique insight into the fragility of the extraordinary human brain. A true st...

Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Official Holidays:4 Long Weekend Schedule


2013 Official Holidays:4 Long Weekend Schedule

Rise and shine people! Happy New Year!

In a matter of hours we will bid goodbye to 2012 and usher the new year 2013 to our lives. The so called end of the world did not happen. I bet, like me, you wanted to know the official holidays for 2013 which I already wrote way back in September 2012 here. So peeps plan ahead your escapades. Enjoy life to the fullest.

We all have a chance to plan ahead our vacations for next year as there are at least 17 days of holidays and nonworking days for 2013.

Based on Proclamation 459 signed by President Benigno Aquino III, here are the regular holidays for 2013:

Jan. 1, New Year’s Day (Tuesday)
March 28, Maundy Thursday
March 29, Good Friday
April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan (Tuesday)
May 1, Labor Day (Wednesday)
June 12, Independence Day (Wednesday)
Aug. 26, National Heroes’ Day (last Monday of August)
Nov. 30, Bonifacio Day (Saturday)
Dec. 25, Christmas Day (Wednesday)
Dec. 30, Rizal Day (Monday) 

The full list of the special nonworking days are the following:
March 30, Black Saturday
Aug. 21, Ninoy Aquino Day (Wednesday)
Nov. 1, All Saints’ Day (Friday)
Nov. 2, All Souls’ Day (Saturday)
Dec. 24, Christmas’ Eve (Tuesday)
Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve (Tuesday)

February 25, meanwhile, is a special holiday for all schools to commemorate the Edsa People Power Revolution, “which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country.”  

National holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall be proclaimed only after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined. 

“To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall,” said in the proclamation.

The proclamation also said that “holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation.” 

Long Weekends

    March 28-31, 2013 - Holy Week
    August 24-26, 2013 - National Heroes Day
    November 1-3, 2013 - All Saints' Day
    December 28, 2013 - January 1, 2014 - Rizal Day and New Year

Byahe na sa Pilipinas ! 


Sunday, December 30, 2012

MARLON STOCKINGER:Filipino-Swiss First Formula Race Driver?


MARLON STOCKINGER:Filipino-Swiss First Formula Race Driver?
Stockinger carries the Philippine flag during his races. Even his helmets have the Philippine flag colors and picture at the back of his helmet.

Marlon Stockinger sets his goal to be the first Filipino F1 racer. He started racing at the age of ten (10) and left the country for Europe when he was seventeen (17) to purse a racing career.
Stockinger finished 8th at the Michelin Formula Renault UK 2010.
Congratulations! We're proud of you!

Photo Source: Spot


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Let's Count our Blessings.


Let's Count our Blessings.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!


Have you had this experience, when you are driving to work and there is so much traffic. Why? Because there was an accident on the road, oftentimes even though the car wrecks were already moved to the sidelines there's still traffic, why? It is because the people who are passing by are slowing down to check on what is wrong. Often times our attention are drawn to what is bad. We are focused on the problem and not the goodness

In 2013, come join me in trying to focus on what is cool in our lives. Like the wonderful sunrise and sunset on the other side of the road perhaps?

Can we learn together to count our blessings?

90% of our lives are grace. Thank God.

If you can breathe without impediment and you don't find any difficulty breathing, then thank God. You are blessed! 

If you can stand or sit down on your own and without any pain, then be thankful because a lot of people can't even sit down nor stand up like those stroke patients in the hospital, those who are bedridden and those who doesn't have enough strength to even sit down. I've been in that situation last year when I can't even sit nor stand on my own. The pain on my lower back is excruciating. 

Can you stick out your tongue? That's a blessing! My cousin suffered a stroke and can't even stick out his tongue nor utter even a single word. He can't even move his right arm or leg.

If you can eat without any difficulty then be thankful! I can't eat on my own for a while last year, because my right hand won't move up. I had physical therapy and rehabilitation. Now I can eat with my right hand but I still have physical pain yeah, you read it right, I suffer from numbness and aching all over my right arm. My dslr camera was broken because the camera slipped out from my numb right hand. But I am thankful to God, because I can use my right hand to eat now, despite the pain. I know that God is healing me now in the ocean of grace, love and mercy, I am hoping and praying that soon I'll be 100% again.

In 2012, it pains me to know that some people who are ugly-hearted orchestrated and invented gossips that are 360 degrees different from the truth. If they only knew the fact about my hands and treatment, then they would be laughing and realized that what they had said and typed were far from the truth. You bet, my physical therapist and rehabilitation doctor were laughing so hard when they heard what others have conceived from their ill imaginations. They know for a fact, that being violent will never be my forte, because I would be the first one to run away if there's any sign of trouble because of my head injury.

I know that sometimes it is difficult for me to verbalize what I wanted to say, nevertheless I am still thankful because I can speak and communicate even if they often times misunderstood me. When I learned that some ugly-hearted individuals would put words into my mouth, I felt sad and happy at the same time, sad because they put me in a bad light, happy because they made me the center of their universe.

Despite its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, the fact remains that you are still a child of God. No less than the trees and the stars. Yes, you have a right to be here.

Count your blessings and let's celebrate New Year not with a bang but with a dance. It is better to celebrate when you have all your fingers intact. Let us reach for our full potential in 2013. Cheers for our success, happiness and for peace and contentment.

Praise God for these wonderful blessings. Smile God bless you!


Friday, December 28, 2012

Canon's Product impact in my life


Canon's product impact in my life.

In 2008, I bought a Canon copy machine at Canon Legazpi City and it came with a point and shoot Canon Camera. I used the Canon copy machine for my business. And that was the beginning of my life as a Canon lover. 

First, I was luckily invited to the Canon event in Cagsawa Ruins, which is a good one hour away from my place of residence then. I must admit, I was having hesitations whether to attend or not, since aside from it being far from my place of residence, I have a business to attend to at the same time. It is a good thing that I went because the Canon point and shoot camera they bundled with the copier won for me second place at the point and shoot category of a Canon sponsored contest at the Cagsawa Ruins. I used the SD Card given to me by Canon and took a photo of the professor I just met during that event while he was taking a photo of the remains of the old church of Cagsawa.

Because of that wonderful experience. I decided to buy a DSLR camera. Of course, it is also a Canon. Yes, I bought a Canon 550 D DSLR despite the suggestions of my friends to just buy a Nikon D90, because that's what they use. In Libmanan photography club, I was the only Canon user because I super love Canon's vivid pictures and quality. My DSLR accompanied me to my solo trips in the Philippines and at the Great Wall of China. It also inspired me to try to live life again after my ruptured brain aneurysm operation, though my brother said that I moved like a pendulum whenever I tried to take pictures during the early stage of my recovery in 2011.

I was not aware that photography will have such a big impact in my recovery. I have had physical therapy and treatments so I could take better pictures. My Canon DSLR helped me find an inspiration to be able to walk again.  I recovered from being physically bedridden. Though I am not yet 100% as of the moment,  I am glad I can now take better pictures using my Canon DSLR camera.


COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS:Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night


COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS:Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night

Congratulations to all the winners of the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival Awards held Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City.  

The list of MMFF winners: 

Best Actress: Nora Aunor won for her role in “Thy Womb” 
Best Actor :Dingdong Dantes for “One More Try” 
Best Supporting Actor: Cesar Montano won for his role in the film “El Presidente” 
Best Supporting Actress: Wilma Doesnt of “Sisterakas.”
Best Supporting Actor: Cesar Montano for `El Presidente’
FPJ Memorial Award: ‘One More Try’ by Ruel S. Bayani
Best Sound: Albert Michael Idioma in ‘El Presidente’
Best Score: Jessie Lassaten, ‘El Presidente’
Best Theme Song: ‘El Presidente’ by Apldeap and Jamir Garcia
MMFF New Wave Actor: Alan Paule for ‘Gayak’. Actress: Liza Dino of ‘In Nomine Matris’
MMFF New Wave Beat Director: Tyrone Acierto for ‘The Grave Bandits’
MMFF New Wave Special Jury: ‘Ad Ignorantiam’ by Armando ‘Bing’ Lao
MMFF New Wave Best Picture: ‘The Grave Bandits’ by Tyrone Acierto
MMFF Awards: Make-up: ‘El Presidente’ (Warren Munar and Company)
Best Visual Effects:  Imaginary Friends and Black Burst for ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll 14: The Invasion’
Production Design: Brillante Ma Mendoza ‘Sa Iyong Sinapupunan’
Editing: Vito Kahili for ‘One More Try’
Cinematography: Odyssey Flores, ‘Thy Womb’
Special Award for Gender Sensitivity: Will Fredo for In Nomine Matris (New Wave); Manibela by Roberto Pagotan (Student’s Shorts); “Thy Womb”(Mainstream)
FPJ Memorial Award: “One More Try” by Ruel Bayani
Supporting Actor: Cesar Montano for El Presidente; Supporting Actress: Wilma Doesn’t for Sisterakas 
Best Written Story: Henry Burgos for Thy Womb
Best Director: Brillante Mendoza for Thy womb
Best Screenplay: Anna Karenina Ramos and Company for One More Try
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas award: Thy Womb
Best Picture: One More Try
Second Best Picture: El Presidente
Third Best Picture: Sisterakas
Male star of the night: Joseph Estrada
Female star of the night: Nora Aunor.
Special Award SMDC Male Celebrity of the night: Zanjoe Marudo. 
Special Award SMDC Female Celebrity of the night: Bianca King
 Montano’s win gave ‘El Presidente’ 5 awards so far in the glittering rites hosted by KC Concepcion and Kris Aquino. 


Thursday, December 27, 2012

THAILAND-CAMBODIA: Single Visa


THAILAND-CAMBODIA: Single Visa

Thailand and Cambodia have agreed on a single visa under the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy framework, effective Dec 27, 2012 turning the two neighboring countries into a single tourist destination for non-visa Asean travellers.

The Acmecs Single Visa pact was signed by Mr Surapong and his Cambodian counterpart Hor Namhong at the 8th meeting of the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JC) at a Bangkok hotel on Wednesday morning. Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said this single visa will help promote tourism in the two countries, making it easier for visitors to obtain visitors and travel between Thailand and Cambodia.

The visa would allow visitors from 35 countries, listed below, to stay up to 60 days in Thailand and 60 days in Cambodia. Tourists would be able to apply for the visa at embassies of either country.

The 35 countries previously announced, but not confirmed today, are: 
  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Belgium
  4. Bahrain
  5. Canada
  6. China
  7. Denmark
  8. Finland
  9. France
  10. Germany
  11. Greece
  12. Hong Kong
  13. Iceland
  14. Ireland
  15. Israel
  16. Italy
  17. India
  18. Japan
  19. Korea
  20. Kuwait
  21. Luxembourg
  22. the Netherlands
  23. New Zealand
  24. Norway
  25. Oman
  26. Portugal
  27. Qatar
  28. Spain
  29. South Africa
  30. Sweden
  31. Switzerland
  32. Turkey
  33. the United Arab Emirates
  34. the United Kingdom 
  35. the United States.


KC CONCEPCION: 2013 Cover Girl


KC CONCEPCION: 2013 Cover Girl

KC Concepcion's swimsuit pose for a billboard of Bayo in 2008 created quite a stir among showbiz folks. She then sent a big shock waves across the country with her February 2012 cover of Rogue Magazine after her breakup with Piolo Pascual in January, 2012. Now, the megastar Sharon Cuneta's first daughter brings her sexy image back as the 2013 Calendar Girl for a Distillers. Do you happen to see any of KC Concepcion's 201Calendar? If not, then browse some of her pose...


It was a bit of a shock to see KC’s newest pictorials.

“This is really quite new for me. But for 12 years I’ve been endorsing, I feel this is the best time to do this na. It’s worth the wait. And I am endorsing a product na since the 1800s pa eh, nandito na, hindi lang in our country but all over the world,” KC said.

At 27, KC is no longer afraid to be typecast in sexier, more sensual, and daring roles.
 
“No more na. And I think, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Mas maganda tingnan ang babaeng may sense of openness when it comes to these things. I think, simula nang ipanganak naman ako, until the time I went abroad to study and live there, hanggang bumalik na ako here, sanay na ang mga fans with what they’ve seen in me,” she said.


KC gave her full trust to the creative team for the calendar shoot — photographer Marc Nicdao, hairstylist Celeste Tuviera and stylist Pam QuiƱones.

“We were allowed to have our own creative freedom for the different poses I did. Ayaw ko rin namang gumawa ng something where I won’t be comfortable. Gusto ko, maging masaya ang fans, lalo na ang pamilya ko when they see this,” she revealed.


Other articles about KC Concepcion:

KC and Piolo Rogue

Sexy KC Concepcion's X-factor and Pet Snake

Sexier Photo of KC Concepcion for Rogue Magazine

Daring KC Concepcion in Rogue Magazine

KC Concepcion Rogue Magazine Cover Trended on Twitter

KC Bikini Cover Shoot for Cosmopolitan Magazine

KC Concepcion dons two-piece Bikini on Cosmopolitan Magazine

ABS-CBN PR heads vs. KC Concepcion

Mark Bautista tagged as third party in the Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion break-up?

Piolo and KC's break-up

Sharon Cuneta - KC's new suitor is real man

KC Concepcion's complete Rogue Magazine Photos


Monday, December 24, 2012

SUMMARY OF THE RIGHTS OF AIR PASSENGERS


SUMMARY OF THE RIGHTS OF AIR PASSENGERS
Right to receive the full value of the service purchased.
Right to Sufficient Processing Time.
Right to Board Aircraft for the Purpose of Flight.
Right to Compensation.



 

 





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