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Saturday, January 5, 2013

CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE


CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE

Successful people are happier and healthier. Really now, what makes them tick? A lot of us wanted to be successful in life. Are you sure you're on the right track? Here is a success Indicator Chart by MaryEllen Tribby, rate yourself.

How do you classify yourself? Which column do you belong? Unsuccessful?  It is never too late to be successful. Correct yourself. No one could help you but you. It is the New Year, give it your all to transfer from the unsuccessful column to the successful one.  The heck to all who pull you down, strive hard to be happy, transform to a greater you. Good luck! Yes, you can make it. Be happy!


Friday, January 4, 2013

STEPHANIE NICOLE ELLA: Stray Bullet Victim Passed Away


STEPHANIE NICOLE ELLA: Stray Bullet Victim Passed Away
Another young life gone to waste. After fighting for her life for 38 hours, Stephanie Nicole Ella, 7 years old, succumb to death on Wednesday afternoon, January 2, 2012. A victim of indiscriminate firing on New Year's eve.  Ella, was hit by a bullet on the head.  The bullet entered the left side of Ella’s brain and lodged on the left side of her face beside her nose, while she was watching fireworks of the New Year’s eve revelry with her family in Caloocan City. The little girl in pink died from "intra-cerebral hemorrhage secondary to gunshot wound. 

All Filipinos were supposed to be happy celebrating the new year but all I saw and hear on the news were a 4 yr. old boy and a 7 yr. old girl who died because of gunshot wounds. Not to mention the 2 yr. old who was hit by a stray bullet while confined in the hospital. Is this the society we all want our children to grow up in? How many more people should die before these irresponsible gun owners stop firing indiscriminately? Don't you know that when you fire your gun up in the sky it will fall down. Why? That's basic! Whatever comes up will go down. 
DEADLY BULLET. Dr. Emmanuel Bueno, Director of the East Avenue Medical Center, displays a series of x-ray photos that show where the stray bullet that hit Stephanie Nicole Ella had lodged in her head. Photo by JAMIE MARIE ELONA/INQUIRER

The government should impose higher penalty for those people found firing indiscriminately. Death Penalty should be put back so people with ill-soul will mellow a little and stop using their guns.

The bullet from a caliber 45 pistol that killed Stephanie Nicole Ella was fired from a 50-meter radius with a trajectory of almost 90 degrees, according to an initial police autopsy report. Her skull wound is round so it means the trajectory was about 90 degrees.

Talking about indiscriminate firing during New Year, let me share you my personal story.
I remember way back in 2009, our neighbor shot our window on New Year's eve. It is a good thing that we were out of the country during that New Year's celebration. We found two (2) slugs of marbles (holen).  It is said to be the slugs used on their paltik revolver.  A witness saw him when he allegedly fired at our window from their terrace. Reason: Unknown. It might have been another case of indiscriminate firing, since the alleged shooter claims to be a police officer, whether that is true or not, I don't know who to contact to verify the authenticity of his so called police satus. Maybe it was merry making or maybe a wrong sense of power or maybe trip trip lang, who knows. Since I do not understand his reason, I did not bother talking to the old man, who according to other neighbors had several cases for firing his gun to other neighbors dwellings inside our subdivision, unprovoked. We've always been amiable to him and his family despite his abuses in the neighborhood and to my brother's kindness. Since we were neighbors we decided not to file a complaint or press charges. We did not replace the window to remind him constantly of what he did to us.
People who have any information that can assist in Ella's case - or anybody who has any information on irresponsible gun owners - may offer help and information via the PNP hotline: (0917) 8475757.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013: Year of the Water Snake


2013: Year of the Water Snake

Happy New Year! I hope you had a happy celebration last January 1.  Since it is the beginning of the year, let's talk about Feng Shui. Like you, I also want to know what is in store for me this year. So, let's take a look at who is lucky and unlucky this year.


2013 is the year of the water snake according to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Water Snake will officially begin on February 10, 2013.

The Chinese animal signs considered as the luckiest during the Year of the Water Snake are the following:
  • Rat 
  • Dog
  • Tiger
  • Ox
  • Horse 
  • Dragon
With the the Tiger, Ox and Horse as the more fortunate signs in terms of wealth. The Dragon will be lucky also in terms of romance and education. 

Whereas, the not so lucky animal signs include the following:
  • Rabbit
  • Rooster
  • Sheep
  • Monkey
  • Pig 
  • Snake
Lucky color is emerald green.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

MARIAN RIVERA: FHM 150th Cover Girl


MARIAN RIVERA: FHM 150th Cover Girl
 
Good things come to those who wait. Fhm proudly presents Marian Rivera. She is FHM Magazine's 150th cover babe.
 
This is the first time that Marian showed her back.

I bet this issue will be sold out in no time.
The alluring cover of FHM Mag featuring Miss Marian Rivera.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

SHOPPING MALLS: Operating Hours


SHOPPING MALLS: Operating Hours

Happy New Year! I was supposed to publish this before Christmas to give you a guide on mall operating hours but due to my kalimot self, I forgot to post 'em..sorry po. Most of Metro Manila’s major malls will be open for limited hours today, January 1, 2013 (New Year’s Day), while some of them will be closed during this date.
 
Don't worry. All shopping malls will resume their regular operations starting tomorrow, January 2, 2013.

Here are the revised mall hours of major shopping centers this holiday season:

Alabang Town Center

  • December 26 to 30: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • January 1, 2013: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bonifacio High Street

  • December 26 to 30: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 31: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • January 1, 2013: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Eastwood Mall

  • December 26 to 30: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • December 31: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • January 1, 2013: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Greenhills Shopping Center

  • December 26 to 30: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • December 31: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • January 1, 2013: Closed
Glorietta

  • December 26 to 30: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • January 1, 2013: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Market! Market!

  • December 26 to 30: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • January 1, 2013: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Power Plant Mall

  • December 26 to 30: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 31: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Shangri-La Plaza

  • December 26 to 27: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • December 28: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 29: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 30: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • December 31: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • January 1, 2013: mall closed
TriNoma

  • December 26 to 30: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • January 1: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
SM Megamall and SM City North EDSA

  • December 26 to 30: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 31: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • January 1, 2013: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
SM Mall of Asia

  • December 26 to 30: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • December 31: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • January 1, 2013: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Other SM malls

  • December 26 to 30: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 31: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • January 1, 2013: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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!


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