Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year To All

I'm making this post to the last minutes before the year ends. We have prepared a lot of foods awhile ago , we have ordered our Lechon, we made mango float cake, dinuguan, cakes and salads and also the spaghetti. We are only 5 in the family plus 2 kids and visitors from bukidnon who were also staying here in my moms house to celebrate new year with us so all in all we're 11 persons, we have prepared more than what we need but that's the tradition of every Filipino family saying that "It's better to prepare more than to prepare little, that is not enough for the entire family hahaha........" anyway so much for the belief all I can say is HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL AND WELCOME YEAR 2008!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Another Blog Treasure And The Unusual Things That I Made

I got this award from Chikai

Treasure Award

Thanks chikai for this tagg, it really feel so happy if someone is giving me a tagg , it encourages me more to write frequently in my blog.

7 weird things about me

INSTRUCTION:
Here are the rules:Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself.Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a notification on their blog.

1. I go to the bathroom 3 times every time I wake up in the morning (metabolism is really fast hahaha).

2. My daughter and I used to sing a Tagalog Christmas song without finishing just the beginning only.

3. When somebody farts in the family of three, always, I say, I don't fart because I only fart during Sundays( Lol).

4. I used to smell my bath towel, Every time I take a shower.

5. Every time I eat milk fish (bangus) its always the belly first get disappeared.

6. I love to wear my old boxer short that has a loose garter even if there is a new one.

7. I can't sleep in my bed with someone sleeping beside me (huhuhuh) (reaction with my wife hahaha.!!!

Now Im tagging lutchi, Denz, Michael, Lisa and texas sweetie.
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Friday, December 28, 2007

Paris Hilton won't Get Fortune From Her Grandad

Paris Hilton, a granddaughter of the hotel tycoon in America can't receive any fortune from her grandad because her grandad decided to donate billions of dollar to the charity. Hotel magnate Barron Hilton will give $2.3 billion, the bulk of his fortune, to charity. Hilton's decision means that his granddaughter, socialite Paris Hilton, will be left out in the cold. Hilton, 80, bequeathed the money to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a charity founded by his father in 1944. "We are all exceedingly proud and grateful for this extraordinary commitment," Hilton's son Steven M. Hilton, president and chief executive of the foundation, said in a statement. "Working to alleviate human suffering around the globe, regardless of race, religion or geography, is the mandate of the foundation set by my grandfather ... and now reinforced by my father." The funds will come from the sale of the Hilton Hotels Corp. to The Blackstone Group, and the pending sale of Harrah's Entertainment. The money will go into a trust but eventually will find its way to the foundation. Hilton, the chairman of the foundation, pledged an immediate $1.2 billion donation to the charity, with an estimated $1.1 billion to follow after his death. Hilton had indicated at a recent board meeting that he would follow in his father's footstep by leaving nearly all of his fortune to the trust when he died in 1979. The charity has distributed more than $560 million for programs that house mentally ill homeless people, prevent substance abuse and increase access to safe water in Africa and Mexico. A significant portion of the money helps the work of Catholic Sisters.

First Search Engine that is a Hybrid-Meta-Community/ Social Engine

Now there is already a new Search Engine that is a Hybrid-Meta-Community/ Social Engine. They are creating Widgets and Applications for Facebook, MySpace and all sites across the board. Show your real social CV rating, a real reputation gauge that is based on real responses and comments. This new approach to Search Engine technology is patent pending, and comes complete with Toolbars that you can download to always see the CV (color value) of any sites that you are visiting. Download your own EarthFrisk toolbar and become part of the revolution. The Bloggers can have a tool bar custom made with their logo on it as well for their readers, helping their own traffic, To all bloggers check this site now and im sure this could give a big advantage and an edge to great success.

Jessica Is Already Engaged

My favorite international celebrity Jessica Alba Is already engaged t Cash Warren. LOS ANGELES - Pregnancy has been an engaging experience for Jessica Alba.
The 26-year-old actress, who announced earlier this month that she's expecting, is now engaged to her boyfriend and the baby's father, producer Cash Warren.
"I can confirm that they are engaged," Alba's publicist, Brad Cafarelli, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Thursday. The couple is expecting their first child in late spring or early summer, Cafarelli said.
Alba stars in the thriller "Awake," and recently appeared in "Good Luck Chuck" and "The Ten." The sex symbol first gained fame as an action star on TV's "Dark Angel," then in films including "Fantastic Four" and "Sin City." I really admire Jessica so much because fantastic 4 is my favorite movie and my daughter loves it so much. She has a very sexy body no wonder, she is declared as the worlds sexiest woman on earth.
I just wanna say best wishes to you and to your husband to be CASH.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Juice Media Worldwide Expands

http://www.juicemetriqs.com/ expands rapidly because of an increase demand of their services.Juice Media Worldwide, LLC, a leading provider of on‐demand Marketing 2.0 software services and solutions has moved to new San Diego headquarters at 591 Camino de la Reina on the 11th floor of the prominent Valley Corporate Center building. Located just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego, the nearly 4,000 square foot state‐of‐the‐art offices are double the size of the previous headquarters. The new office equips Juice Media with enough space for the company to grow its software development and client management staff by an additional 50 percent in 2008. Juice Media Worldwide is a global leader in delivering technology that accelerates marketing effectiveness and productivity. Juice Media provides a Marketing 2.0 enterprise marketing management product to empower marketing organizations across all verticals. Juice Media's software as a service (SaaS) technology JuiceMetrIQs™ is built on the Microsoft .NET framework and proprietary dScript platform that is a Rapid Application Development (RAD) framework. This allows Juice Media to design, develop, prototype, and test web-based (including Web 2.0 and AJAX) applications up to 90% faster than standard programming techniques. Juice Media created a next generation Marketing 2.0 that automates core multi-channel marketing processes and optimizes automation and analytics. True to the vision as it was originally conceived, Juice Media established itself as an early leader in this emerging space to merge communication between IT and Marketing through technology.
Juice promises customers a commitment to continue providing a high level of service and to invest in solid product advances. Juice will continue to find new ways to use technology to advance the function of marketing and sales within your organization.
they strongly believe in their employees, their customers, and their communities. Their passion is developing success for their customers through advanced technology, innovation, leadership and partnerships. They value integrity, individuality, co-creation, vision, and execution. They challenge their employees and their customers to think and dream big. Above all they pride themselves with the mindset that imagination is everything and through focused intention you can create anything... I really believe in their vision that is why they make their business big and expand in a much greater area.

My old phone

I'm looking to my old phone and right now I'm trying to fix things because I got that phone from my sister Altesse she gave me that phone as a form of gift so I really treasured that Nokia phone . It is a 6510 nokia phone with radio built in and right now I already fixing it and thanks to my tools I really made it good and it works already yehey.

I can save money by using phone cards

Every time I travel, I make sure that I have my phone card with me this company is selling different kinds of phone cards they are one of the largest retailers of phone cards and calling cards carrying 459 different phone cards from all major vendors. To provide a convenient shopping experience for our phone card consumers. They Provide international phone cards and calling cards that offers great rates. . Some of their phone cards have state of the art ANI recognition system that allows pin less dialing. Some are rechargeable and some are not they carry such variety of calling cards to meet different needs of their ever growing consumer demands. so, it would be better to have your phone cards because they are giving great rates for us.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Cebu A Place Where You Can Meet A Lot of Pretty Girls

Cebu City is known to be the Queen City of the South and that is really true. Cebu City has a lot to offer, there are huge malls that you can shop, beach resorts that you can bring your love ones and kids and 5 star hotels are everywhere. People from cebu are very kind and very hospitable, they even offer their time to acompany you to different tourist destinations that their place can offer. Entertainment bars are everywhere, I mean nightlife is so "cool" in cebu and there are a lot of pretty girls that you can mingle too. I am proud of the said place because my roots were from cebu also, The Noel's clan started from Carcar which is located in the southern part of cebu but my grandparents choose to move to the city during world warII for they have their own business already known to be the "tartanillas"which is driven by a horse, and a driver that is known to be the "Kutcheros", a traditional transportation of the filipinos . but now adays, there were already few of them because taxi's, jeeps and private automobiles are now present to transport people to different destinations.

During My stay in Cebu I was accompanied by one of my beautiful cousins, named Gretchen Mae Noel Campo, she is in her 20's, she's taking up hotel and restaurant management in one of the prestigious school there, she cook very nice, no wonder she is a HRM student and she has a lot of pretty looking friends. Right now, she is presently working in a food chain (Mc Donald) cebu city branch. Her friends called her gretch, she's approachable, kind, and friendly. I really appreciate my cousin Gretchen for accompanying me during my Cebu City visit.


To see more pictures of my couzin click her name Gretchen

A big thanks to my cousin Gretchen Mae Noel Campo

My Christmas Graphics


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All visitors Of This Site from Alaverde33.

I'm Back In Davao From A Chritmas Vacation In Tacurong

I'm already here in Davao City. I arrived here at exactly 12:00 o"clock in the afternoon, as I entered the gate, I directly went straight to my mom's house and ask her if where are the guys? and she answered me that your sister is not here they went shopping to the mall including Cykie Dodge my nephew, me and my mom Narcisa continue talking and sharing our experiences in the past Christmas eve because I was not here to spend christmas with her, I also shared my experiences when I was in Cotabato to have my Christmas vacation. after awhile, I go straight to my house and have my baggage filed, I'm all alone here because my wife Lyhra and Keisha my daughter is not with me right now they were still in Tacurung, Sultan Kudarat with my in-laws but they will follow tomorrow because we decided to spend the new years eve in Davao City then, I immediately opened my personal computer hoping that I could see some task to work with Payperpost, smorty, and blogsvertise but unfortunately there were no opportunities assigned to me this day but all my pending task were already approved. So. what I did is I update my blog http://www.alaverde33.blogspot.com/ and surf a little while and opened my YM for chat. I hope tomorrow I can grab an opportunity.

Merry Christmas to all and let's all have a Happy New Year.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Ultrasound No more, View your Fetus From Your I-Pod

Fetus images on your I-pod screen

Hers is a new technology that a preggy mom can view her fetus inside her womb, and the good thing is you can view it from your I-Pod gadgets and its nod a 3d images but a 4d image that you can download anytime you want. A hospital in London is offering much higher quality scans than ever before to proud parents to be, launching perhaps a new iBaby trend.
These aren’t the blurry, fuzzy ultrasound images of the past. Portland Hospital in London can create 4D images of excellent quality that can be downloaded to any media player. That’s right, you can carry precious photos of your little fetus on your iPod!
“Women can visit the clinic, whose celebrity patients have included Victoria Beckham and Sarah Ferguson, in their lunch hour, have a 40-minute scan and then download the high-definition images via a secure website,” the Telegraph reported.
Now a days, technology really makes a difference. amazing, but its true .

My CHOO-CHOO train tag

I got this tag from Denz, my online davaoeno blogger friend. thanks for passing this tag to me bro, I hope this tag chain of ours will not be broken as the train rolls by and passes many blogger rails. ( Choo-Choo).............

The rule: When you get tagged, you have to add your name below the person who tagged you and by doing so you are letting the list grow.


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Add your site here.........
Now, Im passing this tag to my friend namely Bryan, Catsy, lisa, roselle, Scotty , loloy and teebob, malou,

Im spending My christmas Vacation In Takurong

Previous days, we talk about where to spend Christmas vacation with my wife and my little daughter named Keisha. We have decided to spend our Christmas vacation in Takurong, Sultan Kudarat, which is part of the South Cotabato area then, we begin to pack our things, Yesterday, I wake up as early as 6 O'clock in the morning to clean my room and took my coffee stuff, I leave my house key to my sister Altesse because she wanted to use my Personal computer in my room and I prepared myself for the long travel. When we reached the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT), we found out that there were no transportation available for us because of the overcrowded passengers also waiting for the bus, but after an hour we luckily got a bus ticket for General Santos. At exactly 3:00 O'clock in the afternoon the van from Takurong fetched us with Lynel (the sister of Lyhra), Edlor (Lynel's hubby) and Chelsea Heather (their daughter), and right now were here already in Takurong Sultan Kudarat .

Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Mellow Type of Music Is What I like


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There are a lot of music types but I like most is the Classical Instrumental type of music. Every time I get stress, I immediately turned on the radio and look for the channel that caters the classical instrumental type of music, specially when piano is the instrument used for an instrumental music. I feel myself so relaxing whenever I hear that kind of music, the sound delivers more peaceful and it makes me a little bit sleepy.
Thanks to my online Friend Norms for sharing this tag and I'm passing this tag to other friends namely Bryan, Teebob, Denz, Catsy, Anna, Roselle

Another Singer That Captures The Heart Of Every Koreans

The Little bulilit champion of the Philippine Ms. Pempengco is previosly competing in Korea and there were a lot of guest invited during the events. At first, Koreans does'nt know the talent of the girl of course, because she's from the Philippines, but when she sang infron of them, Koreans were shock because she has a golden voice and all of them were amage, they didn't know that this girl had a very powerful voice and they said that there's no one can beat this girl even when she's petite.

As a filipino , Im really proud of her, she's one of the asset that a filipino community has....
I really admire her voice, I can really say that this girl would make it at the top as far singing is concerned.

See the video of the little bulilit champion performing in the stage of Korea.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Automobiles For Our Grandparents

Senior-Friendly Cars

Our grandparents usually stay at home and grandchildren will take care of them because they can no longer perform their daily activities for they have no enough energy to do their duties and they are weak. Some families send them to a home for the aged institution where they are nursed, feed, and given tender care. If our grandparents want to visit his or her relatives then, grandchildren will offer to drive them to a specific destination and that is the usual thing that happens but, amazingly, now a days, there is one company who will develop cars that help seniors drive safely, a professor from Nintendos'Prof. Ryuta Kawashima, who helped develop Nintendo's "Brain Age" games, is teaming with Toyota to develop cars that help seniors drive safely. He envision future cars will be able to monitor brain and emotional activity to back up elderly drivers. Kawashima, a Tohoku University scientist who worked on Nintendo Co.'s best-selling "Brain Age" games and whose smiling image is the guide in the series. Among technologies on the table is a that can determine a driver's driving patterns and curb any dangerous activity, It could, for example, slow the car if it senses the driver is hitting the gas pedal for no reason. Future developments could involve a navigation system and temperature controls that help drivers stay alert. "Ultimately, he hope to develop cars that stimulate brain activity, so that driving itself becomes a form of brain training,".
Kawashima already done with their brainstorming and they are ready to make some of their technologies. He said that technologies will be present after 5 years because you will see changes in Toyota's car improvement.

The Food Flavoring

Every food and drink companies has its own special products and has its own special ingredients but there were also companies that were trying to formulate a new products for the consumers. It all starts with the formulation of different ingredients from natural and artificial food flavourings, but not all will have a perfect taste that is why HoF, combined with it’s sister company NET International is always available to help food and drink product developers. HoF specializes in finding innovative solutions to many of the technical difficulties encountered by the product developers and they have their own flavourist that could examined the food product and make remedies to improve the taste of it. HoF helps make food more interesting and tasty, with both natural and artificial flavouring. HoF has developed solutions for all areas of the food and drink industry and there were also case studies that they had solve, they can also help on your costings, they can reduce the production cost of your products which could give you a bigger profit margin because Technicians and development personnel will evaluate all aspects of your product and suggest areas in which cost can be removed whilst maintaining or enhancing the product taste. To all product developers visit their HoF site because they can make your product more interesting and more tasty at a less production cost.

My Christmas Wish

Last night I think about New Year's Resolution because when I was still in grade school studying at the Philippine Women;s College of Davao City we were ask by our teachers about new years resolution so right now , I'm thinking of what will I do to improve myself as a whole. I would like to improve my working ability regarding my plant business and to produce plant hybrids as many as I can, not so with relationships because I'm very much happy with my married life as a matter of fact, we really have no quarrels since the beginning of our marriage hahahah....... but its true , It is a 100 percent compatible. I would like also to improve my knowledge in car modification since car modification is my hobby. I hope and Pray that I could follow all that was said here in my blog post hahaha .....
Merry Christmas to all my online friends and may you have a Happy Hew Year.

My Hotel Reservation

Me and my family are planning to have a vacation in Australia this coming January of 2008 to visit my sister Altesse Shiralee, who is presently working in a Rail Train Corporation. I immediately surf the Internet and try to find some Hotel Reservations online and I found this site www.hotelReservations.com . This site offers many categories of reservations such as hotels, motels, resorts, rentals and many more to different countries that you planned to visit. With this website you can also book your flight online and they also offer vacation tour packages. Hotel Reservations.com has been providing travelers great prices on the places you want to stay for both leisure and business travel. They are giving discounts to worldwide destinations and also special Internet rates. Because of the large number of lodging reservations that they process, they were able to negotiate special rates with the properties. They guarantee their Special Internet Rates as the lowest you can find. Travellers keep more savings because prices are very much affordable and reasonable. You can book online or make special Internet rate Hotel Reservations over the phone. This site gives travellers a "one stop shop" for they can manage their vacation tour easily and hassle free so, if you plan to get a Hotel Reservations, visit this site www.hotelReservation.com and have your trip perfectly organize. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Tag from Norms

Thanks Norm for this wonderful tag. I'm born in December 16 and my zodiac sing is Sagittarius, as I read the articles in the screen I have noticed that some result are not favorable to what I expected because my partner's zodiac sign is Libra and were very much compatible, we are very much happily married blessed with one baby girl named Keisha Nicole but some of the results were true. For me, it depends on how you deal with a person because if you treat her or him nice there must be an equal reaction to it.

here is the blog badge:

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Now, Im passing this tag to my online friends namely teebob, keishastech, lolli, lutchi, texas sweetie, and denz

Choosing The Right Design For My Bedding




Exactly perfect! I'm building my house and I personally choose the right color to blend with the right Filipino-Hispanic design, the preferences that I wanted were all followed and right now, I'm looking for the right bed and the exact bedding design to fit my room ambiance. Then, I surf the Internet, hoping that I could find one and I found this site www.visionbedding.com, this site is offering a customize Asian Bedding that would perfectly match according to your preferences at affordable prizes and if you have your own favorite photo picture that you wanted to be your bedding design, they can have it personalized for you. Your favorite picture is specially dyed into a photo blanket, photo bedding, photo pillows and photo dog beds and the result are really great because they are using the latest technology. There are also pre-designed photo images that you can choose from, there are over 500 unique styles of Asian Bedding that you can choose from kids, teens to adults and if you still don't find the right design? then, you can e-mail them with your design and they will create it for you. It is really amazing!. Their quality of their product is high because it is made of surge stitching and top-quality fabrics that are extremely breathable, soft, and durable. Thanks to this site because it helps me have more ideas in choosing the right bedding's for my new house .

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It's my 34th Birthday

Antonio Bar and Grill Restaurant
December 16 is my birthday. I started the day recieving birthday greetings from my family and friends, and wishes me good health and many more birthdays to come. I have decided to celebrate my birthday in my house only with my family so, me and my wife Lyhra prepared the food that we are going to cook as early as 5:00 O'clock in the morning Lyhra went to Bankerohan public market to buy the necessary ingredients for the menu that we are going to cook, we also prepare typical filipino foods like menudo , apritada, lumpia shanghai, adobo and pork barbeque that is marinated with mama sitas sauce. It is all set and done but my sister Altesse from Australia, who recently came here in Philippines to spend christmas with us invited all the members of the family to have lunch at Antonios Bar and Grill restaurant inside SM mall, along Quezon Boulevard then, as a result we ended up ordering a lot of their house specialties in the restaurant, the food was so delicious and taste very yummy, we ordered cheese sticks with dressings, nilagang baka, crispy pata, kare-kare, tinolang manok, pork sisig, pansit canton and a glass of drinks. After we finished eating, we went mall shopping and go to their grocery to buy food for this coming "nochebuena". then, we went to Karl's coffee still in SM mall and took our coffee break then, we decided to go to our farm in Mintal to see the mango trees that I myself previously induced to bare fruit, it was so fun that we all get together during my birthday inspite of our little differences which I considered it normal in a family. After that, someone raises a question of "where are we going after the farm visit"? and I suggested that it would be nice if we can show to the two kids who were here namely Keisha nicole(my daughter) and Cykie Dodge (my nephew) the tunnel made by the Japanese during world war 1 and we began telling a story all about histories of Davao City particularly the Japanese colonization, and the guerilla days and also topics about "why is it that before davao City is considered as the City of Tunnels"? and we explained it to our kids clearly then we proceed to The Japanese Tunnels to experienced what is life during World Wars. Kids were amazed and keep on asking why... why ..why............. thanks to the Japanese Tunnel tour guide who helped me explain to the kids .

Monday, December 17, 2007

More Awards for My Blog

I have a new True Blue award now given by my good online friend Lutchi.

This award is so special because I found it yesterday which is also my 34th birthday, blue is my favorite color. I have my special day celebrated with my family.
I'm passing this award to my friends in blogosphere namely, teebob, brian, julia, denz, lolli, norms, rosemarie, texas sweetie

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I monetize my blog through PayPerPost

I love to write and features things and events that interest me and share my ideas to my online friends through blogging. I used to visit their blog frequently and make a comment afterwards in there individual postings. I noticed that my friends kept on talking all about monetizing a blog and payperpost(PPP) is what they are talking about so, I've decided to check their website and I found out that it is a nice site to monetize my blog so I immediately applied my blog to it and fortunately after a few days my blog was accepted and I'm starting to monetized my blog now. I signed up for payperpost because I know that, this site could really monetize my blog very much, and I heard it from my online friends that payperpost is the best paying site to monetize a blog because they were also into (PPP)and they told me that this site is giving them more task, more opportunities to increase their income through blogging. It is so easy to join payperpost as long as you have meet their specific requirements. So, join now to payperpost and start making your oppurtunities and see your blog earnings grow. I'm planning to save all my earnings from payperpost and use it for my daughter's education. payperpost could really help us our hobby which is writing turned to be money earning. By joining payperpost, I make my dreams and ambition in life more reachable. Thanks to payperpost.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Jessica Alba is the worlds Sexiest Woman and confirms to be pregnant

Jessica Alba is one of my favorite sexy stars, She looks so pretty in all her poses in pictures but I hope her body figure wont change after giving birth to her child soon.

Jessica Alba is pregnant with boyfriend Cash Warren's child, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I can confirm that Jessica and Cash are expecting a baby in late spring, early summer," says rep Brad Cafarelli. Alba, 26, has dated Warren, 28, since the fall of 2004 after they met on the set of The Fantastic Four, on which Warren was a director's assistant. The couple have been seen being affectionate together in Los Angeles in recent days, shopping for mattresses last Saturday and attending a Lakers game, where they were spotted kissing Sunday. Alba has also starred in Sin City and the recent Awake. Her upcoming films are The Eye and The Love Guru. Before the pregnancy announcement, she said she was in talks to make her Broadway premiere this summer in a revival of playwright David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow.

The Glowing Cat


Now a days, technologies are getting sophisticated and many researches are done and more are to be justified . But there are technologies that are applied to animals for no reasons like this "A cat is modified just to glow them from the dark?" What for? Are the scientist trying to make an unusual thing in animal just to have a unique creation, I think it's yes because there is no main reason why they are making this thing but it is really unique.

Researchers found a way to clone pet cats five years ago. Now they can play a trick on their genes to change their color. A Gyeongsang National University team said they have succeeded in cloning cats after modifying a gene to change their skin color. Because of the red fluorescence protein in their skin cells, the three Turkish Angola kittens look reddish under ultraviolet light, the researchers said. The red cloned cat research is expected to be utilized in dealing with certain genetic diseases in animals and humans. It will also help reproduce rare animals, such as tigers and wildcats, which are on the verge of extinction, the team said. According to the team led by professor Kong Il-keun, three kittens were born in January and February by caesarian section, but one died during the procedure. They weighed between 110 and 136 grams at birth and now weigh 3.5 kilograms each now, the researchers said. ``We have proved our world-class ability in cloning animals that have modified characteristics,'' said Kong. ``We found that the red fluorescent protein in all the organs of the dead kitten, which means we have established an efficient way of cloning gene-modified cats.''The first cloned cat, nicknamed Copycat, was born in 2002 at Texas A&M University. Many other animals such as cows, dogs, pigs, bulls and goats have been successfully cloned by a number of researchers in North America, Europe and South Korea. Kong cloned a cat in 2004 for the first time in the country. He has since worked as director of research at a state-supported project to clone animals for therapeutic research.To clone the Turkish Angola cats, Kong's team used skin cells of the mother cat. They modified its genes to make them fluorescent by using a virus, which was transplanted into the ova. The ova were then implanted into the womb of the donor cat. Called reproductive cloning, the method has been mostly used in cloning animals that are genetically identical, until Kong's kittens were born with the tampered genes. The technique differs from therapeutic cloning, which is to make a ``stem cell'' that can be guided to grow into a specific body part. Former Seoul National University professor Hwang Woo-suk used this method in his human stem cell cloning research, which was later found to have used fabricated data.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Biggest Shoes I Saw


Hey guys, I'm sure you know how to choose your pair of shoes. There are lot of shoes available in the market it could be formal or rubber but what is the biggest shoes you have noticed? Me, I saw the shoes of an NBA players because there shoes were exhibited in a NIKE store long time ago, NBA players have large sizes of shoes because they are tall in height. But what if, I say that, there are shoes that carries five (5) tons in weight, do you believe that? It happened in Singapore when an elephant has an athletes foot, Singaporeans wanted to protect the animal from a fungal infection and they made a shoes for elephants in order to protect their feet from fungal infections.

My Blog Awards

My Online friend norm gave me this awards. I am so flattered to received this awards from her, it makes me feel so satisfying and encourages myself to continue and make more time in blogging. Thanks Norm for this wonderful awards of yours.


My blog www.alaverde33.blogspot.com got this awards. "yehey!!!"

I'm passing this awards to my frequent visitors in my blog and online friends namely Julia, Denz, Janine, Catsy, Gretch, Irel,

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tag Chain

This is a tag from my beautifu;l friend CATSY.


Here are the rules:~Start copy paste~Instructions:To play this game, all you must do is explain what your most common writing mistake is. Then, simply tag 5 people for the meme. Those 5 will, in return, tag 5 more people. Ultimately, readers should see a tapestry of common grammar and spelling mistakes. Therefore, anyone who feel ashamed of their errors will feel a bit more confident and secure.Copy the person and persons' names that sent it to you and add your own at the bottom of the list. It really helps build community.

The answers:

Shine with Grace : Mixing the word 'from' with 'form' all the time.

Trinity : I sometimes feel confused to use past tense or present tense when I share my stories.

LadyJava : Typing too fast that sometimes I miss words in between.

Genie King : I type too fast too... always end up with 'tot he'... when it should be 'to the'.

Spiff : I type too fast that I end up with sentences that have no spaceinbetween... LOL!

Nessa : Mostly grammatical mistakes... but it doesn't really bother me as long as my readers understand :)

Choc Mint Girl: Obviously grammatical error due to lack of vocabulary…but getting better and better and better…he he he…

Liza : I type too fast too that's why sometimes my spellings are wrongf... see. Lol ;) And same with Grace, mixing the word from and form at times. (I'll be posting this tag to my other

blogCecil: errors on grammar and sometimes I don’t know where to place my comma or when to use colon or semi-colon :( too.)Nancy: I'm always trying to use every function of my fingers but can't really help but slip which resulted to pressing the wrong key most of the time.Darlene: I always made a mistake by typing HELATH instead of HEALTH. Sometime the FOR is FOT because the R and the T are very close to each other lol! Anyway i always do mistakes when i type, everybody does i guess no matter how good you are in typing you always make some mistakes.Bisdak Footprints I usually have wrong typo when I am in a hurry typing entries during PPP time because need to be fast so I can grab as many opps as I can.For that,wrong typo making my english look worse to others.They read it before I can do some editing..they might think my english is so bad..ahhermmm...but i edit it anyways...

Twerlermz : I'm using basic or simple english most of the time so i think my most common mistakes are : redundancy, spelling and grammar (toink!)

Thira: I type too fast too, sometimes my mind is way ahead with my typing so I miss out and misspell words and I have to go back and read again and correct it. Sometimes using the past and present tense in writing, and using the hyphen properly,wehehe:)

Juliana: I always mis-spell "you". More often that not I type it as "oyu" because I'm typing fast and because it's a three letter word, it's prone to get typed incorrectly. It's good there's a spelling checker hehe, I always catch the mistake before it is published.Teebob : If I write an article about a male person I often use her or she instead of him or he.

Norm : Sometimes I'm confused of the grammar and right spelling. Then I'm typing so fast that usually miss-spell taht instead of that and many more.Brian: typing errors just like Norms and Teebob. I don't edit my work before posting it.Catsy:Most of my mistakes are grammatically incorrect sentences, spellings, typographical errors and sometimes, the words I type precedes my thoughts that's why sometimes it's unorganized.. HEhehe.. Pax Chriti!!!

Noel: Most of my mistakes are my grammar and not worried with the spelling because blogger platorm is providing a check spelling button, and also the sequence of thoughts it is always not in order.


Im passing this tag to Genalyn, Ivy, Lani , Lutchi, Denz, and Poray

Selling Online Is So Easy With Ashop Commerce

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A New Award from Denz-Techtronics

I got another award from denz, thank you so much for appreciating my blog, you really make my heart beats faster and I 'm so happy to have this award. Thanks Denzzzzzzzzzz....


I wanna share also this award to my friends here namely: Teebob, Julia, lolli and Chikai hope you guys like it... JUst keep on moving to see the next step and at the end you will finally see your gold hahaha. happy blogging!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I Got this tag from Bryan. Thank you for giving me this tag it surely amazed me to find out my blog's readability. Thanks Bry!


Now I am sending this tag to Teebob, Lolli, Denz, Anna,

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My New Handheld Radio

UNIDEN TWO WAY RADIO
I have been looking for a handheld radio and I found this site wwwdse.com.au they are offering a lot of items and I choose UNIDEN UHF Handheld Communicator Twin Value Pack. It cost only 99 Australian dollars. I will use this handheld radio in my farm to have a good communication during harvest time this coming February as expected. My sister Altesse bought this thing from Australia, she will be home this coming December 15 in Davao City Philippines to celebrate Christmas with the family.

Here are the exact specifications of my new two way handheld radio:

Exclusive to DSE, Tandy & Powerhouse, Compact Design: Convenient and ergonomic,Range up to 4km, 40 UHF Channels: Allows you to choose from 40 frequencies to transmit or receive messages.

Features: Exclusive to DSE, Tandy & Powerhouse

Compact Design: Convenient and ergonomic
Range up to 4km

40 UHF Channels*: Allows you to choose from 40 frequencies to transmit or receive messages.
0.7 Watt TX Output Power: Transmit power.

Digital Coded Squelch (DCS): Choose from 104 alternative digital codes that can be sent with your transmission. The digital code is recognised by the selected receivers enabling them to receive the transmission. Receivers that do not recognize the digital code remain silent therefore blocking out unwanted conversations.

D+ Booster (Extreme Distance Booster): Uses precision matched antennas to deliver superior range and enhance battery efficiencies compared to standard UHF systems.

Range Extender (Duplex) Capability: Allows the UH038sx to operate via a local repeater station, if available, which re-transmits your signal over a wider area. Up to an extra 30-100km depending on location, height and availability of local repeater station.

Blockout Unwanted Conversations – 38 CTCSS Codes

Backlit LCD Display: The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) is backlit for easy viewing at night or in low light situations.

Auto Battery Save: Allows the UH038sx to automatically save and conserve power when not in use.

Busy Channel Lockout Function: Disables your transmitter while activity is detected on the channel.

Battery Level Indicator: Allows you to see the level of power left in the UH038sx batteries.

Keypad Lock: Allows keys to be frozen.

Auto Squelch: Automatically blocks the unwanted low level hissing noise allowing only strong incoming signals.

Monitor: Allows the user to listen to weak signals normally muted by the automatic squelch unit.

Built-in headset Jack
Includes 2 X NiMH Rechargeable Battery Packs, 2 X Belt Clips, 1 X Twin Desktop Charge Cradle with 1 X AC Adaptor

Friday, December 7, 2007

Online Casino

During the old days casino players used to travel a couple of kilometers just to play casino but now, there is already an available online casino that you can play right away. You can play all your favorite casino games including Blackjack, slots, Poker, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, backgammon and Sports Betting to name a few. You will have the option to choose, to play by downloading a software or a flash based online casino which you can play without a download and via a web browser as long as you're connected to the Internet at all times. I f you are not familiar with the game you choose, you can first practice before you bet into the real game. Choosing a game is so simple because you can immediately see which game is mostly participated and voted based in their ratings and if your looking for a game that could give you the biggest jackpot just click on the Casinos With big Jackpot and will provide you with all the list of best ranked online casino's for the biggest jackpots. Online casino is giving you all the benefits that a land based casino can offer so try now, and start collecting your winning online.

Smorty, The Best Way To Monetize Your Blog

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Personal Meaning of Christmas

Your Tag this Christmas

Make a paragraph or two regarding your personal meaning of Christmas, below the paragraph of the one who tagged you and you may put your name at the end of the paragraph linking back to your blog or right to the post of this particular tag. Then you tag as many as you can.>-------- Start copy here:Christmas for me is the ultimate reminder on how much God loves us, that He gave His only Son Jesus Christ to be our Savior. For me, its a celebration of love and a time to share our blessings to others.. a time for giving and reaching out to the less fortunate and it's also a wonderful time to be with your family. Christmas is not just all about santa claus or the gifts that you will receive or for shopping, we should always remember that Jesus is the reason for the season and let us reflect on how much God loves us. - Just Let Go/Pieces of MeChristmas is about giving love, forgiving. This remind us how lucky and how God love us when he gave us his only son Jesus Christ. A time for sharing our blessing to our family, friends and to others. - Celebrate Life/My Journey. Christmas for me is not the new things that we have and enjoying the bounties in life but remembering that someone is born to redeem us from our sins and making sure of our salvation Teebob The true meaning of christmas for me is sharing, giving, expressing love to one another, and remebering that there is one person up there, who is born on the 25th of december to save us from everything . A lot of people told me that christmas is for kids. yes, it's true but I prefer to say that christmas is for everybody and sharing love to one another is the keyword remeber, "you can give without loving but you can't love without giving ". Alaverde33 ---------End copy here:


I am now passing this christmas tag to Norm, Mutaun, Lolli, Chikai,Lutchi, Rosemarie,and Choko.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

iPhone tops list of 2007 Google searches

My iphone

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Technology and entertainment topped Google Inc's searches in 2007, with the iPhone grabbing the No. 1 slot on a list of the fastest-rising search terms in the United States, the company said on Tuesday.



"iPhone, of course, is a word very few people typed in a search box in 2006," said Marissa Mayer of Google, an Internet search engine. "It didn't exist."
Apple rolled out the iPhone, which is a mobile phone, music and video player and Internet browser device, in the United States last summer.
Four social networking sites made the top 10, including Webkinz, which grabbed the No. 2 slot. Webkinz is a stuffed animal that customers can register and play with online.
Celebrity news Web site TMZ ranked third, while transformer toys took the No. 4 slot.
Transformers are the wildly popular toys that shift their shapes, for example from cars to alien robots, and they got a big boost from the 2007 hit movie "Transformers."
"There's a lot of interest in the celebrity culture, television and movies," said Mayer.
YouTube, the video-sharing Web site, grabbed the No. 5 spot while Club Penguin, a networking site for children, came in No. 6. Social networking site MySpace took the No. 7 slot. Heroes, Facebook and Anna Nicole Smith rounded out the top 10.
Google also released a list of fastest-rising global search terms and the iPhone topped that list too.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Trillanes, 35 others face rebellion, sedition raps

Senator Trillanes- The rebel Senator

MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DoJ) has approved the filing of a rebellion case against Senator Antonio Trillanes and 35 other civilian and military officers over the siege at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City last week.
In a 10-page resolution, the four-man panel of prosecutors, led bySenior State Prosecutor Emmanuel Velasco, said that aside from Trillanes, the violation of Article 134 of the Revised Penal Code for Rebellion has been filed against former vice-president Teofisto Guingona Jr., Brigadier General Danilo Lim, Bishop Julio Labayen, Reverend Father Robert Reyes, Captain Gary Alejano, Captain Segundino Orfiano Jr., Lieutenant Senior Grades Manuel Cabochan and James Layug, Lieutenant Junior Grade Arturo Pascua Jr., 1st Lieutenant Eugene Peralta;
Lieutenant Andy Torrato, 1st Lieutenant Billy Pasua, 1st LieutenantJonel Sangalan, ENS Armand Pontejos, lawyers J.V. Bautista and Yassir Gonzales, CPL Clecarde Dahan, Private First Class Juanito Jilbury, PFC Emmanuel Tirador;
PFC German Linde, Antonio Trillanes III, Myrna Buendia,Dominador Rull Jr., Romeo Solis, Roel Gadon, Rommel Loreto, JulianAdvincula, Francisco Bosi;
Leodor Dela Cruz, Sonny Madarang, Elizabeth Siguion-Reyna, Francisco Penaflor, and several John and Jane Does.
On the other hand, lawyer El Cid Fajardo, Herman Laurel, Leonido Toledo Jr., Evangeline Mendoza, Jose Albert, Eduardo Castro, Ferdinand Sandoval, Julio Ancheta, Stella Guingona, Maamor Lanto, Romeo Dacles, Ryan Custodio, Edgardo Viana, a certain Tulalay and Ray Linaac were released for further preliminary investigation.
Another preliminary investigation will also be conducted againstCaptain Nicanor Faeldon who escaped during the siege.
The complaint will be filed before the Makati City regional trial court.
Other members of the government panel are State Prosecutors Philip dela Cruz and Aristotle Reyes and Prosecuting Attorney II Alvin Navarro.


Back as a group


The Spice Girls have opened their reunion world tour with a sell-out concert in Vancouver, Canada.
More than 15,000 fans watched Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown and Geri Halliwell on stage for the first time in nine years. Their last tour date as a five-piece was in Birmingham in 1998, shortly before Halliwell left the group. The singers, who announced their comeback in June, have spent the past three weeks rehearsing for the tour.

'Just fantastic'

Sunday's gig, at the General Motors Place in Vancouver, marked the start of a sell-out tour which comes to the UK later this month. The two-hour show saw the stars perform 22 tracks, including their nine UK number one singles, and new single Headlines. They had eight costume changes during the evening, opening with Spice Up Your Life and dancing on raised platforms.
The group ended the concert with a rendition of Wannabe, their debut single, and a reprise of Spice Up Your Life. Some fans had travelled from as far away as Italy for the gig. Marlaine Huery, 19, from Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada, drove for three hours and flew across the Rockies to see her idols, paying about £750 for the experience. "I can't believe I am here but it was so worth it," she said. "It has been a lifelong dream of mine. "I was crying for the first half-hour of the show and I paid a fortune for my ticket, but if they come on tour again I would spend it again. They were just fantastic." David Beckham made an unexpected appearance, having flown from New Zealand, where he was on tour with his football team Los Angeles Galaxy. In the coming months, the five will also perform in Los Angeles, San Jose, Las Vegas, New York, Cape Town, London, Madrid, Shanghai and Beijing. Last month the Spice Girls made their first public performance since reforming when they sang their new single Headlines for the BBC's Children in Need charity appeal from Los Angeles. When the group first began storming the charts they sold 55 million albums and had nine UK number one singles.

Ad targeting improves as Web sites track consumer habits


NEW YORK (AP) -- Based on the weather reports and restaurant listings you check out online, Yahoo Inc. has a good idea where you live. Based on searches you've done, the Web portal might also know where you want to go.

Don't be surprised then to suddenly see an advertisement on flight deals between those two places. It's what United Airlines did with an ad on Yahoo earlier this year as people browsed for something completely unrelated to travel.
Elsewhere, online hangout Facebook is mining friends' buying habits, and major Internet portals have bought companies to expand their reach and capabilities for "behavioral targeting" -- all so advertisers can try to hit you with what they believe you're most likely to buy, even as doing so means amassing more data on you.
"When you are online today, you've been labeled and tagged as this type of consumer in milliseconds," said Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy. "All of a sudden you are exposed to a vast number of invisible salespeople who are peering over your personal details to figure out the best way to sell to you."
Behavioral targeting, commonly accomplished by depositing tiny data files on personal computers to keep track of surfing patterns, has raised privacy questions and, at least in the case of Facebook, user complaints.
From the perspective of Web sites and advertisers, though, behavioral targeting can bring to the rest of the Internet some of the relevancy Google Inc. and others successfully mined for billions of dollars with text-based search ads.
"Everyone's trying to find the next, best mousetrap to compete with search," said Adam Broitman, director of emerging and creative strategies with ad agency Morpheus Media LLC.
Although behavioral targeting isn't right for all advertisers, it has become increasingly important as companies try to break through the clutter. The research company eMarketer projects that spending on behavioral targeting will nearly double to $1 billion next year and hit $3.8 billion by 2011.
Targeting has been around as long as there has been advertising. Automakers promote themselves in car magazines. Political campaigns send mail to likely voters. As advertising moved to the Internet, ads for diapers clung to parenting sites.
With search came contextual targeting -- the ability to target messages even more precisely based on search terms or keywords appearing in articles. Behavioral targeting brings capabilities to sites without good or reliable keywords -- for example, a social-networking profile that touches on dozens of hobbies and interests at once.
Read enough golf articles online and a data file will be put on your computer labeling you a golf fan. When you're on a Web site on cooking, don't be surprised if ads for golf clubs follow you there.
The concept has been around for years, but enough Web sites are now participating that advertisers can still reach a sizable group even if they target narrowly.
They can also target more smartly using surfing patterns across a broader set of sites, or in Yahoo's case letting United Airlines customize ads by inserting city pairs and prices specific to the individual user.
Consumers are having trouble understanding all that Web sites are up to, said Ari Schwartz, deputy director of the Center for Democracy and Technology.
The Federal Trade Commission recently held hearings at which consumer-protection and privacy groups including Schwartz' called for the creation of a "do not track" list.
The Web portals, particularly Time Warner Inc.'s AOL, are stepping up their educational efforts in response to privacy concerns, trying to sell Internet users on the idea that if they are to see advertising to support free services, a targeted, relevant ad is far less annoying.
They also stress that they aren't capturing sensitive information like names and e-mail addresses, and in many cases consumers can take steps to decline targeted ads.
Indeed, companies aren't going as far as they could.
"At the end of the day, if behavioral targeting is being used and consumers get annoyed, they are going to take it out on the advertiser or the publisher that placed the ad," said Michael Cassidy, chief executive of Undertone Networks, which contracts with a network of third-party sites to run ads.
Most Web sites and marketers have been shunning the ultimate targeting -- ads that greet you by name.
Yahoo could easily do that using registration information, but "I'm not sure people would like that or not," said Richard Frankel, Yahoo's senior director of product marketing.
Many have declined to sell ads based on diseases you've read about.
"We could track them and target ads for sensitive health conditions and get lots of money from pharmaceutical companies for that, but there are certain things we've chosen not to do," Dave Morgan, a senior AOL advertising executive who founded Tacoda, a behavioral-targeting company AOL bought in September.
"Sensitive" includes all targeting to HIV and cancer. Beyond that, health ads are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, Morgan said.
The Network Advertising Initiative, an industry trade group that counts Yahoo along with AOL and Microsoft subsidiaries as members, began a study about seven months ago to clarify the boundaries.
Carl Fremont, whose advertising agency Digitas handles many pharmaceutical campaigns, said several ideas have been shot down by lawyers at drug companies. He would not name any, and three major drug companies did not respond to requests for comment.
Fremont, the agency's executive vice president, said he sees opportunities in reminding known patients to take their medication or perhaps try a competing drug.
Despite the promises, targeting isn't always appropriate for Web sites and advertisers.
Although sites can charge more per targeted ad, fewer readers see any given one, resulting in less revenue in some cases, said Brian Quinn, vice president of ad sales for The Wall Street Journal's Web site and three other Dow Jones & Co. properties.
"We just end up selling the frosting and not the whole cake," he said.
And while targeting may work for cars and travel, it's more difficult to gauge a person's interest in soda or satellite TV service. In such cases advertisers often prefer mass amounts of cheap, untargeted spots, said Sarah Fay, chief executive of ad agency Carat.
Advertisers and Web sites also have to figure out how far they can push without alienating their users.
Many Facebook users, initially unaware that tracking was occurring, have complained that the site went too far in generating endorsements based on friends' online activities. On Thursday, Facebook agreed to offer better notification and controls, and the company is counting on users to feel more comfortable about the tracking over time.
Users' comfort with data profiling has indeed shifted over the years.
Google faced criticism when it introduced an e-mail service that paired ads with the words inside private messages. Millions of people now use Gmail with scarcely a blink.
Users will eventually embrace the latest tactics, too -- and by then, they'll complain about even deeper levels of intimacy yet to be invented, said Tracy Ryan, professor of advertising research at Virginia Commonwealth University.
"You want to have enough targeting that a consumer notices the message and pays attention, but you don't want it to be so obvious that they are thinking (there) is targeting," she said. "That would be scary."

Five die in Pakistan school bombing


QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A man posing as a mentally ill visitor planted a bomb that exploded in an Islamic school, killing at least five people and wounding two others near Quetta, Pakistan Monday, police said.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack against the Maulvi Yaar Mohammad Madrasa and it was not immediately clear why the Islamic school was targeted, according to the spokesman at the Qilla Saifullah police station.
The explosion happened at midday in Qilla Saifullah, which is about 20 miles from the center of Quetta, police said

Michael Jackson: Bail Bondsman Is Looking for Him

MICHAEL JACKSON
A new wrinkle in the Michael Jackson saga: On Monday, a California bail bondsman named Richard Hopp filed a request for Notice of Default in Santa Barbara County against Jackson.
The notice falls under California Civil Code 2924b. It means that the bail bondsman wants to know about the status of the $23 million lien on Jackson's only real asset, Neverland Ranch.
Hopp could not be reached on Thursday night, but a source said that when the real story finally surfaced about this latest incident, "It will make O.J. happy to get off the front page" and be replaced by Jackson.
This could mean a lot of things, including: Jackson needs his Neverland Ranch to secure or pay off a bail bond for some reason. Or it could mean nothing. But in Jackson’s world, the possibilities are endless and nothing is surprising.

Jackson’s legal woes are mounting — his lawyer, Thomas Mundell, goes into court on Friday begging the judge in a lawsuit not to make Jackson pay up $3.8 million. It’s really sad.
In a public filing with Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Joseph Biderman presiding, Mundell writes: "it was clearly understood by the parties that Mr. Jackson did not have the cash available to make the settlement payment at the time the settlement agreement was signed…
"Mr. Jackson was undertaking to refinance certain assets, including his Neverland ranch, to obtain the money…the settlement payment would be made from such borrowed funds…Mr. Jackson reasonably anticipated that the refinancing would close by November 15, 2007….due to circumstances completely beyond Mr. Jackson’s control, that has not happened yet, although the closing one refinance transaction appears imminent…as a result, it was impossible for Mr. Jackson to meet the November 15 deadline…"
Will this work? Who knows? Jackson’s pathetic financial situation is crumbling, and there is apparently no one to help him. Neverland is still in default, and the latest news about a bail bondsman’s involvement doesn’t bode well.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Chicken Teriyaki Salad


Recipe of the day.
30 grams chicken breast, cooked and sliced with skin
20 grams romaine lettuce
25 grams red coral lettuce
10 grams tomiao
60 ml teriyaki sauce
2 tbsp. miso dressing
On a plate, place romaine lettuce and red coral lettuce as bedding. Add tomiao. Then add sliced chicken teriyaki. Baste with teriyaki sauce. Pipe miso dressing then serve.

Friday, November 30, 2007

My skin is burned

Three days ago, I called my friend Lito, of Digos City mango producers and ask him if he could visit me here in Davao to check my procedures on spraying a mango tree, he accepted my invitation. So as early as 6 o'clock in the morning, he's already knocking on my door, then we had a nice conversation regarding the mango production over a cup of coffee. We went first to Bankerohan public market to buy the necessary chemicals needed for today's' activity. I bought three liters of cypermethrin 5EC and 1 liter of selecron by syngenta company and a box of fungicide (antracol) . After this, we went straight to my area in Tacunan, Mintal armed with power spray machine and plastic drum containers and spray nozzles. I am so excited to visit my farm today for I know that there are many flowers pollinated and turned into mango fruits.
At exactly 1'o'clock , I have already set my gadgets for spraying and mix all the chemicals needed. I started to pull the crank to start the engine and my friend is the one in charge in spraying the trees. I really had fun until one incident happened, after we finished eating our merienda, we decided to continue spraying so, I pull the crank again to start the engine but unfortunately the engine did not start immediately so I keep on pulling hoping that the engine will start. I didn't noticed that my left leg is so near to its exhaust and suddenly it really touches my skin as a result, I have a third degree burn in my left leg, it feels so hot to get burned but I still continue the spraying operation in spite of the incident that happened.

This is my power spray machine that brought for today's activity



The exhaust thing.




The spot

Monday, November 26, 2007

‘Entertainer of the Year’ Harry Potter author-Dubbed


NEW YORK -- J.K. Rowling's magical, Midas touch has landed her on the cover of Entertainment Weekly as the magazine's entertainer of the year.
The magazine said the "Harry Potter" author, who has sold nearly 400 million copies of her boy-wizard series that's been adapted into a mega-successful movie franchise, deserved props for getting "people to tote around her big, old-fashioned printed-on-paper books as if they were the hottest new entertainment devices on the planet."
Rowling was in a class by herself on the magazine's list of the year's top entertainers, which was separated by editors into five other categories that evoke school cliques: prodigies, class clowns, most popular, most buzzed-about and valedictorians.
The magazine named George Clooney -- actor, director, activist -- a valedictorian because he has "deftly balanced box-office viability with personal responsibility." Will Smith, Angelina Jolie and the cast of "The Sopranos" also made the grade, among others.
Matt Damon made the list of most popular, as did Carrie Underwood, Katherine Heigl, Johnny Depp, and Kanye West.
The prodigies: Zac Efron, Shia LaBeouf, Rihanna, and Miley Cyrus.
Tina Fey, creator and co-star of "30 Rock," was recognized as a class clown for her hilariously cringe-inducing portrayal of comedy-show producer Liz Lemon on the NBC sitcom.
"I love going to those uncomfortable places," she tells the magazine. "I'll go down any weird avenue."
Other clowns: Vanessa Williams, "The Simpsons" and director Judd Apatow and his gang of actor buddies including Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd. Apatow cast his pals in the acclaimed comedies "The 40 Year Old Virgin" and this year's "Knocked Up," which cracked people up with a winning combination of heart and R-rated raunch.
Amy Winehouse, Gerard Butler, Tyler Perry and the A&E series "Mad Men" were named the most buzz-worthy.

Olympus mju 790 SW: The latest underwater camera

" My specs"

Take it anywhere, anytime as shockproof up to 1.5m*Exciting shots in and by the water as waterproof to 3m**Face Detection for perfectly focused and exposed faces plus correct exposure of other image areas 6.4cm/2.5" HyperCrystal LCD with a bright display even in brilliant sunlight High ISO setting for less blur7.1 Megapixels to make poster-size prints3x optical zoom (38-114mm) for stunning portraits Better low light shooting thanks to BrightCapture Technology23 scene modes for (the right setting) best results in different situationsLiven up your memories with movie recording with sound TruePic III image processor for faster image handling and higher image qualityUnderwater shooting up to water pressure equivalent of 40m possible in combination with optional underwater case PT-041


ONLY a few things would make a splash buff blush, and among them is getting a camera that can be taken underwater, be frozen down to below five degrees Celsius, and be dropped from a height of 1.5 meters (shoulder length).


This sounds familiar because Olympus already did this with the mju 725 about three years ago. Then it followed up with the mju 750 in 2006 and now, the company has recently introduced the mju 790 SW. So far, the mju 790 is the most high-tech all-terrain consumer camera from Olympus and it certainly lives up to the hype of the best underwater camera in the market.


But I’ll have to describe the device first. The mju 790 SW comes from the same family as the mju 725 and is among the very few waterproof and shockproof digital cameras available in the market (other models are the Pentax Optio W30 and the Sanyo VPC-E1 Xacti camcorder). Its predecessor was the mju 770 SW and in a lot of ways, both models are basically just the same, except for a few aesthetic and technical differences. The mju 790 SW was redesigned to look more sporty than the boxy mju 770 SW and comes in four colors (black, blue, orange and silver). It’s also smaller and lighter at 136 grams versus the mju 770’s 156 grams. Nevertheless, the mju 790 still has a solid construction with no metal seams that would give away its underwater or shockproof capability. It still looks and feel like an ordinary digital camera.
The features of the mju 790 are still standard as with the mju 770: it uses a 7.1 megapixel image sensor on a ½.3 CCD sensor. The lens can go up to 3 times optical zoom and 5 times digital zoom. The lens seems completely hidden under a metallic hood. It’s a surprise that unlike most digital cameras with optical zoom, this one doesn’t have any external moving parts since all the lenses (a total of 10) are effectively squeezed beneath the hood.
For the more serious photographer, the mju 790 packs a lot of macro-shooting capabilities. It has automatic and manual ISO film speeds from 100-400 (automatic) to 80-1600 (manual). It also has six white balance modes for different environments and at least five shooting modes for its internal flash.
Olympus has added a “Guide” feature on the unit, ostensibly to help point-and-click users to decide what pre-set scene modes will be useful under certain conditions. It has a total of 23 scene modes, including basic portrait, night shot, sunset, document photography, beach and snow, and underwater shots. It’s almost difficult to actually get confused on how to use the device tanks to the “Guide’ button.
Still recording will give a user an option from as low as 640×480 pixels to as high as 3072×2304 (a photo taken in this mode will show up on a 40″ screen without being stretched or pixellated). Likewise, videos can be recorded in the high-speed 30-frame 640×480, mid-speed 320×240, or low-speed 15-frame 160×120. However, the downside to recording videos is that there are time limits for each of the speed quality recordings. For example, the high-speed mode will only give a user 10 seconds for each recording, 30 minutes for mid-speed and about 1 hour for low-speed. The file format is AVI, which has high memory requirements. A 10-second high-definition video will already need at least 20 MB of space on the XD card; this points to the need for a higher-capacity XD card and it is recommended that you get the 2-gigabyte XD card instead.
Another problem is that the digital camera could only record sound directly in front of it. Any small movement and the mic sensitivity will shift to almost quiet to compensate for the loss of the sound coming from a source. It should be handled steadily in one direction if the purpose is recording sound as well.
And so the actual torture test comes in. Despite any initial hesitation to use the camera under water (in seawater for that matter), I decided to take the mju 790 to the beach where most digital camera users fear to tread due to the corroding effects of saltwater on electronic devices, as well as the fine sand that could clog moving parts. According to Olympus, the mju 790 can be dunked in up to 10 feet of water. The initial test involved dipping the camera in about two feet of water; so far the camera worked perfectly, even with loose sand getting into the lens. One method of removing sand from the lens hood is to put it under running water and switching the power on and off to make the lens hood open and close. While this looks straining to the camera it is how it really works. After its two-feet dip, the camera was sunk in about seven feet of water. The LCD screen can still be viewed even without the aid of goggles or a snorkeling mask, as long as the water is clear up to 10 feet. The camera worked smoothly under different water conditions, including overcast (light penetrating below water surface is reduced) and murky water. It could still take photos and videos and could even record sound at short distances (about five feet).
The downside, however, is the camera’s weight: unless it is attached to a person via the rubber strap, the camera will sink to the bottom so a lot of consideration should be taken before bringing the unit out to sea. It’s also difficult to snorkel while holding a digital camera in one hand and it would have been a treat if it were attached to an armband or a waistband.
And yes, the unit was dropped, albeit accidentally, from about three feet on a concrete floor. It’s still working but did show some scratches on its metal casing.
Overall, the Olympus mju 790 SW is the best waterproof digital camera in the market and is also one that costs nearly the same as regular digital cameras (at a suggested retail price of P24,000). Above water, the camera packs a lot of features that other digital cameras in the same price range have, but its underwater functions can sink the competition — literally.

 
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