I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Kai's Version of "Gwiyomi"

Due to public demand..i mean, my one friend's demand. haha :)) 
Please excuse my ewwness. :p Enjoy!


The first time I heard that (gwiyomi) word, I was completely clueless as to what it means (even until now..lol). Oh, and so I used the most powerful search engine to find its meaning, and finally I have found it, just now also (silly me). It means:

      cute/cutie. ^_^

Having said that, why the heck did I made this video? o.O I am not that cute to even qualify for this. LOL. But that is not what my friend Guada thinks. She says I am better than anyone else's gwiyomi. Wow. She is such a friend. haha :)) That is the main reason why I made this vid. Only because she insisted. Nothing more, nothing less. :p Then I thought, why not give it a try ei? I think it turned out pretty good. ;D

And so, I watched two to three gwiyomi vids on YouTube, and learned some of the movements that night. The day after, I got two takes on gwiyomi using my iPod Touch. The first one was kinda alright, but the second one was much better. It was kinda boring watching it so I decided to download a video editor application. Luckily, I found a one great app- GameUrVideo App. I was then satisfied after some editing. I uploaded it right away on my Facebook page. :) Also uploaded it on YouTube since Guada again, wanted to publish it in her site (which I am not aware of). :p

So there you have it. Hope you had fun watching it! :D
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Social Media Influencers Summit 2013: Trending Forwad


Wow – is the very first thing I can say. It’s been ages since my last blog post (2 years and 8 months to be exact). I've been gone from the blogosphere for too long that I’m not sure if I still know how to blog. But I know this is something that I couldn't get rid out of my system. Blogging will always be a part of me. I will always be a blogger at heart. A Cebu Blogger for that matter. I missed so many great things to share in the cyberworld. I've been gone, but I’m back now. So, wanna know what urged me to come back and make this post?

Just as I thought that I’m no longer part of the blogging industry, I received an invitation to the Social Media Influencers Summit (SMIS) 2013 by an old friend of mine, my former co-CBS blogger, the President of Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc. , and the Lead Organizer of the said event, Mr. Ruben B. Licera, Jr. It was not just a simple invitation but by Premium Invitation. I was invited as one of their Blogger Partner which means I have a complimentary premium participant ticket to the event. :) I was really overwhelmed. Now, who doesn’t want to respond to that? Lol.

The Social Media Influencers Summit (SMIS) 2013 will be the very first and will eventually become an annual event. This is organized by iNewMedia Online in cooperation with Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc. (CBSi). The event was set on March 16, 2013 at J Center Convention Hall, J Center Mall in Mandaue City, Cebu. Prominent social media personalities and thought leaders will be the resource persons of this event. They are expecting to bring together more than 300 social media influencers and users to share best practices from top industry leaders, set ethics and standards for users, and promote social media responsibility.

This year’s theme is: “#TrendingForward”. It is the summation of two words “Trending” + “Forward”. “Trending” means “the general direction in which something tends to move.” Each individual or company may have separate goals, but the ultimate goal of any “Social Media Influencer” is to create a buzz for its cause to make it appear on the “trending” topics of the social media networks. “Forward” is being used to depict the innovation/presentation that each social media influencer should do to reach and influence the target audience. Buzz is not created by all. It is practiced by those who had mastered it. And this craft is fast changing with the dynamic preference and attitudes of the social media users.

Main Organizers - iNewMedia Online Network

Co-Organizer - Cebu Bloggers Society Inc.

Beneficiaries – Proceeds of this event will benefit:

List of Speakers with Maria A. Ressa as the Keynote Speaker.

See here for the full list of confirmed sponsors.

Another reason why i want to go to this event is because, i miss my CBSi family. Many of them are going so it's a great opportunity for me to see them again after 3 long years. :)

This is gonna be big, I must say. So what are you waiting for? Register now and see you there! :)
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Kraft Cheez Whiz Palamantasan in Lapu-lapu Central Elementary School Cebu

July is the month of nutrition. In line with this, Kraft Cheez Whiz, one of the most-loved cheese brands in the country in partnership with the Department of Education has come up with Palamantasan-the first interschool competition among grade school students nationwide in a quest for nutrition education for the schoolchildren to learn. To teach them is already something. But to revolutionize it into a nationwide interschool competition for them to learn is something else.

Last Saturday, July 17, 2010, Lapu-lapu Central Elementary School was one of the many schools to compete. Winners from this eliminations will go to the Regional eliminations, and succeedingly to the National Finals. Kraft Cheez Whiz
chose to do a school-based program to further raise public consciousness. Alex Dan Tacderas, Category Manager for Cheese and Spoonables, Kraft Foods Philippines shares, "School is second to home where children learn basic lessons and values, that is why we wanted to direct our cause and execute our program in schools–in both an enjoyable and educational way."

Also, Tacderas shared a story about
'One can make a difference'. The story goes like this.
There was a young man walking on the shore one day and as he walked, he saw many starfishes drifted into the shore. He was walking until he saw a young boy throwing the starfishes back into the sea. The young man approached the boy and asked, "What are you doing?". The young boy replied, "I'm trying to save the starfishes so I'm throwing them back to the sea". The young man laughed and said, "You're just wasting your time, nothing can make a difference". But the young boy ignored the young man and still continued to throw the starfishes back. He held one starfish, threw it into the sea and said, "There, I made a difference".
Each one of us can make a difference indeed. Simple actions can change the world. Just for an instance, eating healthy foods for proper nutrition can draw many to do the same.

I remember how we celebrated Nutrition month during my elementary years. Parade of fruits and vegetables with the drum and buggle corps is always there. We had singing competition, declamation, essay writing contest, poster-making contest, and cooking competition related to proper nutrition. I used to be good at declamation so luckily I won. There are only three words that comes into my mind whenever I hear the words Nutrition month, and that is Go, Grow, and Glow.

During Cheez Whiz Palamantasan ng Sarap, they have also conducted contests
in line with the National Nutrition Month’s Celebration. These contests include Cheez Whiz Cheering Competition which each team’s presentation must include the Cheez Whiz lyrics that can be used as a cheer or chant, the On-The-Spot Essay Writing Contest in which essays must be in English and would revolve in the question: Anu-ano ang natutunan mo tungkol sa palaman at nutrisyon?”, the Sabayang Bigkas in which all the members of the group must memorize their given piece in not more than 20 minutes presentation, the Sandwich Art which is making sandwiches in its artistic way by the use of Kraft Cheez Whiz, and the Jarchitecture Contest in which the art work must portray the theme: “Good Nutrition”.

Winners of the said contests are as follows:

Sabayang Bigkas
Coaches: Sheila R. Dumagil, Lucena S. Ngujo, Sarah V. Igoy

Teacher / Adviser: Shiela Dumagil, Lucena Ngujo. Delia Anongos, Jessica Hiyas, Sarah Igoy, Dalela Sumalinog

Name of Team: Team Aktibo

Essay Writing Contest
Montessa Despi- Gr. IV -F.L

Jarchitecture Contest

Coaches: Emily Lou Curiba/ Dexter Postrano

Teacher / Adviser: Dexter Postrano, Estrella Marañon

Name of Team: Ch-Wezzy Body Protector
1st Place

Sandwich Art

Dina Mondelo ( mom ) and Zamantha Mondel ( kid)

Coach: Susie T. Yu

Adviser: Verna Alipar

Name of Recipe: Crunchy Cheese Stick Wiches

Cheering Competition
Coaches: Edlynne Baguio and Marian Dungog

Teacher / Adviser: Sarah V. Igoy
Name of Team: S.H.E BRATS

CBS with the host

Over the years, educating children about proper nutrition has been one of the primary advocacies of many institutions. Palamantasan revolutionizes the learning experience of school children in corporate-sponsored nutrition education.

To know more about this, you can Join Palamantasan and make a pledge. With Palamantasan as a promising project to help children become healthier in more ways than one, the country is continuously given the hope of a better and brighter future.

Photo credit to Jorich Ponio.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tim Flach: Going Bats

Photographs by Tim Flach

Bats are among the least anthropomorphised of creatures. Disney brought us a smiling mouse, T.S. Eliot humanised his cats and the British children's TV show "Fingerbobs" even created a friendly scampi. But where are the cute bats? Bats that don't suck blood or get tangled in people's hair and don't embody the Gothic horrors of the night? Bats we can identify with?

Philosopher Thomas Nagel summed up our attitude when he wrote, "Anyone who has spent time in an enclosed space with an excited bat knows what it is to encounter a fundamentally alien form of life."

Yet Tim Flach's photographs make you wonder why humans have been so unwilling to see their own natures reflected in these mammals. Turn his portraits upside down and suddenly you see bats in a new light. As they pose, they look oddly like us.

Topsy-turvy world - Turn a photo of an Australian fruit bat upside
down and it appears to walk like a human
And indeed they are. Bats breastfeed their young, can live for more than 30 years and have wings anatomically equivalent to human hand.

Cheryce Kramer, a cultural historian working with Flach on a book about how we perceive bats, argues that it's their human qualities that make us react as we do.

HUMAN QUALITIES - "I originally intended to do shots of flying bats,"
recalls photographer Tim Flach. "Then I noticed them chatting among
themselves on a branch. They were communicating something, and
 I realized that this was what I should be shooting

"Those who have looked closely at bats have seen the anthrophomorphic qualities. In the Linnean system of classifying life forms, bats are grouped with primates and humans.The similarities are precisely why we find them so eerie."

Early naturalists were not particularly interested in bats. It was only in the 1930s, when US military scientists began to see them as intriguing machines, that bats underwent an image shift. In 1938 teams developing radar technology recorded bat calls -- pitched beyond the range of the human ear. To prevent confusion when flying in swarms of hundreds of thousands, each bat uses a different frequency so it can distinguish its own echo and avoid becoming disoriented.

At about this time Batman, a comic-book vigilante using scientific knowledge as a weapon, appeared. "The bat was reinterpreted through science," says Kramer.

RELATIONSHIPS - Like humans, many bats pair for life
and most species have only one offspring a year

During World War II, a bizarre study moved things on. In Project X-rays, the US Navy tried to see if incendiary devices attached to Mexican bats could be used to attack German and Japanese cities.

It involved releasing the animals from planes in huge numbers just before dawn. As daylight approached, the bats would look for somewhere to roost - probably crevices under the enemy's rafters. The explosive backpacks would detonate, incinerating the animals and large numbers of civilians. Tests were carried out, but the success of research into the atomic bomb meant the study was abandoned.

Sinister as it was, Project X-ray added greatly to our knowledge of bats. It also led to a further revision of their image. In Britain, bats are now a protected species, and David Attenborough has appeared on television knee-deep in bat guano.

For most people, however, bats still mean Count Dracula and utter panic if one flies into the bedroom (Britain even has a national helpline for those who find themselves in this position). But stare into the faces in Flach's photographs and you begin to feel the daylight of recognition putting the vampire to flight.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Never on Facebook, dear

There are some crazy activities you should never do on Facebook. Here are some of them.

Password so easy. The most obvious is using a weak password. Avoid simple names or words, even with numbers tacked on the end. When you signed in for an account, you might remember being graded as "weak", meaning your password was too easy to identify.
Facebook suggests that you mix upper- and lower- case letters, numbers, and even symbols and it should have at least eight characters. For example, if your password is periwinkle, insert "smoke screens", such as pE3ri7w00i&nKxle. Now, the problem is remembering that! Here are other things to remember:

Use privacy controls. For everything in your Facebook profile, you can limit access to only your friends, friends of friends, or yourself. Restrict access to photos, birth date, religious views, family data, etc. Don't put out contact info, and address.

Be careful with captions. Don't use your child's name in captions or photo tags. If someone else does, delete it by clicking on Remove Tag.

Don't post 'on vacation'. Saying you'll be away from home is like putting a "no one's home" sign on your door. Just take that vacation. Wait until you get home to tell your friends about that trip.

No to strangers. To help prevent strangers from accessing your page, go to the Search section of Facebook's privacy controls and select Only Friends for Facebook search results.

Supervise kids. The youngest age allowed by Facebook is 13. If you have a child using Facebook, the best way to provide friendly supervision is to become his online pal. Use your e-mail address as the contact for their account.

Enjoy Facebooking! :)
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mountfield Garden Care Products


Mountfield is immensely proud of their catalogue of professional garden maintenance products - one of the largest ranges in Europe - Mountfield really excel when it comes to quality and consistency.

Whether it's an entry-level mower you require, or a top of the range lawn rider, there's a Mountfield product for you. They produce a range of professional standard petrol chainsaws and brushcutters, hedgetrimmers and lawn scarifiers, cultivators and tillers and much, much more!

They are thirty years in experience. When you purchase a Mountfield garden care product, you are buying direct from the manufacturer with over thirty years of design and production experience behind them. You're investing in one of the best garden maintenance products on the market. Priding their work on the kind of after sales support you'd want to expect, Mountfield ensure that your product will arrive at your door fully assembled and ready for use.

All Mountfield products come with comprehensive manufacturer's warranties, offering you peace of mind and protection for your investment. Built to last by an industry renowned company, Mountfield products will provide you with years of service and reliability.

Now, is it lawnmowers you are looking for? Mountfield Lawnmowers is of the best quality and easy to use. See also Mountfield mowers and Mountfield petrol lawnmowers.

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