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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...

Friday, May 10, 2013

THE MIND MUSEUM: Walking on the Footsteps of Giants

THE MIND MUSEUM: Walking on the Footsteps of Giants

For sustaining our lives, we all depend upon one Earth, one biosphere. We breathe the same air. We all inhabit one planet.
Planet Earth is 4.6-billion-year-old.  Many years ago the earth was ruled by dinosaurs. Rarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Meet Stan the t-rex at Mind museum! Stan's feet are very bird-like in appearance.

In fact, scientists have noted the many similarities between living birds and the meat-eating dinosaurs, known as theropods, like the t. rex, suggesting that birds are the living descendants of dinosaurs! 
Stan the T. rex. is a Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) which means "tyrant lizard king." Stan lived in the Late Cretaceous Period, around 65-70 million years ago. The skeleton replica of Stan the Tyrannosaurus rex is on display at the Mind Museum. 

The teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex were specialised: they had tiny serrations to help them cut through flesh and are round in cross-section for breaking through bone. The crown of the tooth was covered with hard enamel. The long dentine roots were dissolved and re-used by new teeth as they grew. Eventually, the old tooth, worn from use and weakened at the root, would break-off while feeding (called a shed tooth), making room for the new germ tooth to grow into position. Unlike mammals, dinosaurs grew new teeth throughout their lifetimes.
The almost perfect replica of STAN's magnificent skeleton, skull, teeth and claws at Mind Museum with cast made from real fossils.

T.rex had a deadly bite and was able to bite through even the leg bone of another T.rex.

The Mind Museum
JY Campos Park, 
3rd Avenue Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig City, Luzon, Philippines

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

THE MIND MUSEUM: Earth Day Celebration

THE MIND MUSEUM: Earth Day Celebration

Last April 21, 2013, we celebrated Earth Day at The Mind Museum. We attended the Dinosaur and Fossil workshop entitled "Earthly Imprints: Dinosaur and Fossils Workshop" at the second floor of Mind Museum Pod 2. 

Those with All Day Museum Pass + Workshop paid P750 and those who opted to buy the Workshop ticket only paid P150.00.                                                                                                      
At the workshop, Pecier Decierdo, a BS Physics graduate from UP Diliman and one of The Mind Museum’s mind movers walked us through time. It was a mind-bending journey from present-day Earth to the prehistoric era of dinosaurs and fossils. Together with excited kids, we learned about Archaelogy, Paleontology and Paleontologists and how they go about studying fossils to determine evolution.
After the fun, interactive and informative lecture about fossils and dinosaurs, they then instructed everyone, both kids and kids-at-heart, to create their own fossils using foil, clay, Plaster of Paris, water, coffee and stick.
Who would have thought that it was not only bones that could be fossilized? You could make a fossil out of anything!

Yes,even dung, geez, yucky! These are called "coprolites." Just Imagine the vast choices you have. You could apply the process to anything from dried leaves, flowers, shells, teeth, bones, skeletons and many others. 
We had so much fun at the workshop. The kids were so excited creating their very own “fossils”.

We had a good laugh when we saw the "made in China" seal at the back of the toy mold we made.
After the workshop, we attended the interactive storytelling about the Earth and giving importance to it by My Masterpiece Movement or MMM.

The group is composed of the husband-and-wife team of Teacher Anna and Teacher Rayyn plus sister Teacher Kara. Teacher Anna enthralled everyone and guided us to let loose and relax for an hour of yoga, visual art, music, shadow storytelling, and reflection. 

The live mural painting and shadow play were provided by teacher Kara, Teacher Anna for the yoga and dance and the music by Teacher Raynn.
 Everybody loosened up and stretched out during the yoga session.
There was also a screening of Pale Blue Dot the entire day. Pale Blue Dot, inspired by the photo and book of the same name, exposes Carl Sagan’s reflections and projections regarding our planet.

This last Photo is from Mind Museum FB page.
And last but not the least activity of Mind Museum for Earth Day was the live discussion  in Google+ Hangout with Blaise C. Kuo Tiong, a physicist doing research in Antartica called Cold Continent, Hot Science on neutrino detection in Antarctica! He discussed his research and how life goes in one of the coldest parts of the planet!

For more information about the Dinosaurs please click here!

Monday, May 6, 2013

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer

One of the recommended top ten things to do in Singapore is to ride the Singapore Flyer. At the height of 165 meters (541 ft.), it is the world's highest observation wheel - the current world record holder so far. While aboard the gondola at or near the highest point of the Singapore Flyer, you will see parts of Indonesia and Malaysia. 
The Singapore Flyer
It topped the Star of Nanchang which stands at 160 meters (525 ft.) in Nanchang City, Southeastern China and the London Eye which stands at 135 meters (443 ft.) in London. 
One of the 28 capsules (gondolas) of the Singapore Flyer
However, Singapore Flyer's record as the highest observation wheel will not last long as three (3) other taller observation wheels are set to be constructed and completed. 

These are: 

(1) The High Roller in Las Vegas at 168 meters (550 ft.); 
(2) the New York Wheel at 190 meters (623 ft.); and 
(3) the Dubai Eye at 210 meters (689 ft.).

In comparison, the Philippines' tallest Ferris Wheel, the Sky Eye in Tagaytay City, stands only at 63 meters (207 ft.) or less than one-third (1/3) of the proposed height of the Dubai Eye at 210 meters (689 ft.).
Inside one of the capsules (gondolas) of the Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer has 28 air-conditioned capsules with each capsule capable of holding 28 passengers.  

Each capsule has a very wide space, comfortable seats and individual earphones where you can hear the voice of an English speaking tour-guide. There's also a video presentation before you board the capsule. 

One rotation of the wheel takes about thirty (30) minutes.
View from the Singapore Flyer
The picture above shows the view of the mouth of the Singapore river from one of the capsules (gondolas) of the Singapore Flyer. Based on the number of ships scattered beyond the mouth of the Singapore river, Singapore harbor is indeed one of the busiest harbors in the world.
Another view from the Singapore Flyer
From the Singapore Flyer, you can see the Merlion statue in Merlion Park near (the left end of) the Esplanade Bridge. It is the white statue with water gushing from its mouth.

Nearer the Singapore Flyer is a floating soccer field known as The Float@Marina Bay (or  Marina Bay Floating Platform), the world's largest floating stage. It is a multipurpose mass spectator event facility. Major events like the annual Formula 1 night race, the Youth Olympics and the National Day Parade are held here.
Another view from the Singapore Flyer
At the end of the Esplanade Bridge on the right, you can see the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, the two (2) durian-like buildings.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

BUDDHA BAR:Sartorial Night

BUDDHA BAR:Sartorial Night 
Buddha-Bar Manila launched Sartorial Nights last Friday, May 3, 2013 which showcased the fantastic line-up of Frederick Peralta and was hosted by the beautiful Phoemela Barranda.
Every Friday night will be a night full of beautiful and fashionable people, all ready to dine, wine and party.
Everyone gets the chance to be awarded as the Sartorial Night man and women every Friday, with special prizes for the winners!
They are also giving away loads of prizes, including trips to Kuala Lumpur and Bali, Indonesia, a $600 South Sea pearl pendant cast in 18K gold from Jewelmer, and the grand prize at the end of the month, a French Iconic bag worth over P100,000!

To be able to join the raffle guests just need to pay P500 door fee for the night

The Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP) struts the night away, showcasing the works of Frederick Peralta.

Friday, May 3, 2013

SINGAPORE: The Mermaid and the Merlions

SINGAPORE: The Mermaid and the Merlions
Your trip to Singapore may not be complete if you have not visited Merlion Park and posed near the statue of the Merlion, a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. 

The Merlion is used as a mascot and as a national personification of Singapore. The fish body represents Singapore's humble origin as a fishing village. The lion head represents Singapore's original name, Singapura, which means "lion city" in Sanskrit. Before the arrival of the British colonisers, however, Singapura was known as Temasek.

The Merlion is a male and, as you can see above, he likes to have his picture taken with a female - a Mermaid (me, he he he!).
Right behind the 8.6-meter-tall Merlion facing the river is a smaller version of the Merlion measuring about two (2) meters tall as shown in the picture above. This is commonly referred to as the "Merlion cub." Yes, there are Merlion statues other than the one along the river bank. 

In fact, these two (2) Merlion statues are among the only five (5) Merlions recognized by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). The other one is a 37-meter-tall replica located in Sentosa Island as shown in the picture below where you will also see the Mermaid..... ha ha ha!

The Merlion statue in Sentosa is so huge that it has a Gallery Viewing Deck on its mouth and another viewing gallery on its head.

The other two (2) Merlion statues are: 

(1) the 3-meter-tall glazed polymarble (a type of plastic resin) statue at the Tourism Court near Grange Road (TRIVIA: this statue is made in the Philippines); and 

(2) the 3-meter-tall polymarble statue in Mount Faber's Faber Point.

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Songs of the Sea

Singapore Flyer

SINGAPORE: Songs of the Sea

SINGAPORE: Songs of the Sea
Princess Ami of the sleeping kingdom under the sea
Who would forget the Songs of the Sea in SINGAPORE?
Oscar the Tigerfish
Songs of the Sea is a multimedia show along the Siloso beach in Sentosa Island in Singapore characterized by a spectacular display of water jets, flame bursts, lasers and pyrotechnics, coupled with a live cast and enchanting music. 

This show replaced the Musical Fountain show which people can watch for free. Ow, who said that the best things in life are free?
With Oscar the Tigerfish mascot
Oscar, one of the main characters in the Songs of the Sea show, is a colorful Pterois miles (known as common lionfish or devil firefish), not really a Tigerfish (which is a completely different specie) like what he is called in the show

In Latin, pterois means winged and miles means soldier. Therefore, this fish is a winged soldier.

The picture below shows what a common lionfish really looks like. It has beautiful reddish or brown stripes and fins that spread like wings.
Common Lionfish in Manila Ocean Park

You can see a common lionfish in one of the aquariums in the Oceanarium of the Manila Ocean Park . . .  
Common Lionfish in Ocean Adventure Park
. . . and at Ocean Adventure Park in Subic, Zambales.
The awakened Princess Ami of the sleeping kingdom under the sea
The Songs of the Sea brings to mind the Musical Fountain Show in the Manila Ocean Park. The Musical Fountain Show, however, pales in comparison with the Songs of the Sea in Singapore as the latter has a much bigger budget and, of course, a costlier ticket for the show than the former. But for those who have seen the Songs of the Sea, or at least for me and my brother, the cost of the ticket is worth it.

The 25-minute show runs twice a night: one at 7:40 pm. and the other at 8:40 p.m. Ticket price is S$10 per person. 

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Singapore Flyer


Thursday, May 2, 2013

CONZACE:The #1 Prescribed multivitamin for Heavy Duty Immunity

CONZACE:The #1 Prescribed multivitamin for Heavy Duty Immunity
It's a Busy, Busy World.

Living in this crazy busy world you could always hear people saying they lack the time. Time that they needed, to do everything that they needed to do.

My brother is a perfect example of someone who is so busy. Due to lack of time, he also lack the time to exercise. And for the same reason he also lack sleep. I love my brother so much. I fear for his health and general well-being. Imagine what he had to endure everyday just to earn a living. He had to drive for two hours and a half going to work and another three hours going home everyday. He works for eight hours everyday sometimes more. Aside from that he had to bring me sometimes to my doctors for my check up, and he had to bring home his gf everyday to her Manila home and visit her on Sundays. I sometimes call him "curacho, ang lalaking walang pahinga". 

Because of all these stressors, my brother got sick the other week. Unknown to him, his consistent lack of sleep topped with stress have detrimental consequences on his health.

Yes, folks, you are correct! if you and I don't get enough sleep we're increasingly prone to stress and sickness.

As we all know, lack of sleep is associated with both physical and emotional health risks.
People who are stressed out has low immune system. Thus, they are more susceptible to infections. Stress are linked to the following:
  • headaches
  • infectious illness like flu
  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes.
It is important that my brother don't get sick because he is our family's bread winner since I was operated for ruptured brain aneurysm two years ago. Good thing there's a new way to boost immunity by strengthening your white blood cells. Conzace has a formula to make stronger white blood cells which means stronger immunity.
Our cousin, a medical doctor, recommended to us Conzace. Conzace is a nutritional supplement that provides synergistic antioxidant properties that helps improve the body's immune system, to fight against sickness. He said we have to be strong on the outside and also strong on the inside.
Manoy Doctor said that when your body is fighting off sickness, it’s actually your white blood cells, your body’s soldiers that do the fighting. When our white blood cells are this weak ( see picture above), they will not be able to fight sickness. Dosing up on Vitamin C has been the common practice in boosting immunity but it’s not enough to strengthen your white blood cells. Your white blood cells need multiple nutrients like Zinc, Vitamins A, C  and E to be strong enough to efficiently do its job in beating the germs and viruses, which can make you sick.
No matter how much Vitamin C you take, it will play that same role. Also, our body can absorb and use only up to 400mg of Vitamin C. Any more than that is urinated – that’s expensive urine. Taking 500mg of Vitamin C is enough to ensure that we’re able to absorb just what we need.
We asked Manoy Doctor, how can Conzace help? What makes a strong immunity? Strong white blood cells that can fight germs and viruses. And these are his answers:

· Vitamin C develops white blood cells (500mg)

· Vitamins A and E intensify the protection of these white blood cells (100 IU of Vitamin E)

· Zinc multiplies white blood cells so that we can have the right number of white cells to defend us against sickness. Conzace has higher Zinc than other popular vitamins in the Phils. (25mg Zinc)

· Try Conzace in the morning or night. Those who take it at night have said that they experience the benefit of having a good sleep. But don’t take Conzace on an empty stomach (taking it even 2 hours after eating is alright though)

· All nutrients in Conzace have antioxidant properties.

· Conzace SRP is only P12.40. It’s available in Mercury, Watson’s and other drugstores.

· It’s the #1 Prescribed multivitamin for Heavy Duty Immunity. It’s been prescribed by doctors for years.

· It comes in soft gel capsule

I tried to search ‘white blood cells’ online and I found out the black and white truth about immunity.

Our body can only absorb up to 400mg of Vitamin C. Rather than dosing up on more Vitamin C, you might as well take other immunity nutrients. The video above makes sense. Talk to Conzace thru

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER: Celebrates 7th Year Anniversary

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER: Celebrates 7th Year Anniversary



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