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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year End Review: 2009 In My Life

The year 2009 or the year of the ox has been a vibrant yet dramatic turning point in the quarter of a century of my life. It has lots of surprises and tribulations that build up the character in me. The events that transpired in the year can shape up the events that will unfold in the future. Here’s the rundown of events that happened in 2009 that has a significant impact in my life.


JanuaryI woke up early in the first day of the year to work. I never went out of house usually in the first day yet I need to work. The month is a busy month working to earn. There is nothing much special or unusual in this month except that I spent most of the time at work.

FebruaryThe month of love. I am always dreaming of that special someone who is still faceless yet I can imagine his touch, actions and the way he speak. I somehow enjoy my time with my co-workers, chatting inside the workplace and spend meal time outdoors.

MarchStill time for work. I enjoy spending the great outdoors with our team building, the first time since the other year. I enjoy the nature, the rugged mountains, the spectacular sceneries most especially the vast ocean facing the last frontier and also the waterfalls. Though team building consists of only five of us, I still have fun enduring the long trip.

April - Summer begins and time for reflections. It is extremely hot during this month, and I feel uncomfortable with occasional fever and diarrhea yet I recover. Sad news came this month. Due to global recession, there is a massive layoff in the company. The company executives handpicked workers based on their poor performance and weak work ethics to be put on red list and instantly be fired disguised as forced resignation cleverly to avoid implications by the Philippine labor law because it is illegal to fire a worker unjustly. About half of my co-agents in our team was removed from the office leaving us with more work and lonelier days.

MayI undergone retraining and reassessment to see if I am still worthy of working in the company. Few days later, I decided to resign due to the fact of uncertainty and tiresome, stressful job. Would you imagine yourself sleeping for only 4 hours, working 9 hours straight, go home travelling for a distance of _ miles for about 50 minutes. I will sleep for 3 hours again before returning back to work. That is my schedule for nine months and I think it is just the right time to leave. This month is also the birth of this blog. I created the blog inspired by a youth oriented show on television with a few pieces about the blog and all about myself, how I feel and what I look into the future.

JuneI spend my time at home helping with the household chores and relaxing in front of TV, read book or write some blogs. Then came the tragic news of the sudden death of my ill and bedridden uncle who just came out of the hospital due to his worsening tuberculosis. He died suddenly last June 19 while recuperating from his illness and was buried more than a week later on a Sunday, July 5.

July I am happy because I receive a gift from a friend consists of a DVD – RW for my pc, tv antenna and the newly-released Sims 3 games. I tried and played the game but unfortunately I was frustrated because it was so slow due to the current computer specifications that was installed so I plan to upgrade the pc in the coming months.

Augustnot much activities due to deep slumber and inactivity at home

September - I am busy preparing for the town’s annual festivities. The house is cleaned and decorated and mouth watering native delicacies were prepared but only a few visitors pay a visit. We have lots of food remaining that we share the leftovers with guests to bring home to their families as is the customs and traditions in this town.

OctoberI spend my time in and out of the house to relive boredom. I sent write the pc to be repaired and upgraded so I updated my blogs in an internet café near the plaza or in the market place. This month saw tremendous page hits on my blogs, being recognized and appreciated by readers all over the world.

November The month of the saints and the dead. We honor the holy servants of the church as well as pay respect to our departed loved ones. I registered my blogs to different blog directories generating more page views. This month I bought several peripheral devices needed for the pc to be upgraded. When the pc was done, I played the Sims 3 for the first time since July. If I enjoyed the last two Sims much more with the 3rd edition with more revisions, lots of additions and also more new features.

DecemberThe happiest month of the year since Christmas is all about love, food and merrymaking but I haven’t enjoyed it because I want to be in a far place outside the country to experience snow, the warmth of the people in cold places and the blast of celebrations in a different country. Hopefully, in 2010 or the year of the tiger will make it into fruition and turn my dreams into reality. I am sick and tired of unforgiving and cold hearted people that I want to experience the real joy brought by the kindness of people in a different place. This blog is not intended to depress and make the readers feel lonely but to open their eyes and minds to reality. But I am a positive minded person that these things are happening for greater and better reasons.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Classic Filipino Movie

His Darkest Hour Poster

Lebran: One of the Big Four in the 50s,
Of the Big Four in the '50s, Lebran was the newest film outfit, having been established only in 1949 by Rafael Anton and business associates. The three others were set up earlier: Sampaguita, LVN and Premiere.
Aside from the local audience, Lebran also targeted the Asian market, producing films with Tagalog and English versions.
It's more important movies were He Promised to Return, His Darkest Hour, The Spell, Song of Santo Tomas, Romeo at Julieta, Sigfredo, Kalbaryo ni Hesus, Pagsilang ng Mesiyas, Buhay Alamang, No Place To Hide, Saigon, Aklat ng Pag-Ibig, The Pirates Go To Town.
The stars of Lebran included Neil Young, Leopoldo Salcedo, Erlinda Cortes, Oscar Moreno, Jennings Sturgeon, Manuel Conde, Anita Linda, Fred Castro, Cris de Vera, Fernando Royo, Rosa Aguirre, Pedro Faustino, Berting Labra, Fara Lizardo, Ricardo Montes (Ric Rodrigo), Fred Montilla, Lirio del Valle, Rosa del Rosario, David Brian, Marsha Hunt.




Monday, December 28, 2009

Major Events During My Birth Year

January 1 - Brunei becomes a fully independent state.
January 7 - Brunei becomes the 6th member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
January 10 -
The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations.

January 24 - The Apple Macintosh is introduced.


February 1 - Medicare comes into effect in Australia.

February 3 - Dr. John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
February 7 -
Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk.
February 13 - Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
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February 28 - Michael Jackson won a record eight Grammy Awards.
February 29 - Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announce his retirement.


March 5 - Iran accuses Iraq of using chemical weapons; the United Nations condemns their use on March 30.

March 16 - The CIA station chief in Beirut, William Francis Buckley, is kidnapped by Islamic Jihad and later dies in captivity.
March 22 - Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with Satanic ritual abuse of the schoolchildren (the charges are later dropped as completely unfounded).
March 23 - General Rahimuddin Khan becomes the first man in Pakistan's history to rule over 2 of its provinces, after becoming interim Governor of Sindh.


April 4 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
April 12 - Palestinian gunmen take Israeli Bus Number 300 hostage. Israeli special forces storm the bus, freeing the hostages (1 hostage, 2 hijackers killed).
April 19 - Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
April 25 - The term of Sultan Ahmad Shah as the 7th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia ends.
April 26 - Sultan Iskandar, Sultan of Johor, becomes the 8th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.


May 2 - The Liverpool International Garden Festival opens in Liverpool.
May 5 - The Herreys win the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 for Sweden, with the song Diggi-Loo, Diggi-Ley.
May 8 - The longest game in Major League Baseball history begins at 7:30 PM between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago White Sox. The game is played over the course of 2 days, lasting 25 innings, with a total time of 8 hours and 6 minutes.
May 11 - A transit of Earth from Mars takes place.
May 14 - The one dollar coin is introduced in Australia.
May 23 - Methane gas explosion at Abbeystead water treatment works in Lancashire, England kills 16 people.
May 27 - An overnight flash flood rages through neighborhoods in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nearly 15 inches of rain falls in some areas over a four-hour period. 14 persons are killed.
May 31 - Mecklenburg Correctional Center - 6 inmates - including James and Linwood Briley escape from a death row facility, the first and only occasion this has ever happened in the US.


June 5 - The Indian government begins Operation Blue Star, the planned attack on the Golden Tempel in Amritsar.
June 6 - Indian troops storm the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the Sikhs' holiest shrine, killing an estimated 2,000 people.
June 8 - A deadly F5 tornado nearly destroys the town of Barneveld, Wisconsin killing 9 people, injuring nearly 200, and causing over $25,000,000 in damage.
June 22 - The official name of the Turkish city Urfa is changed into Sanliurfa.
June 22 - Virgin Atlantic Airways makes its inaugural flight.

June 28 - Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker," murders his first confirmed victim.
June 30 - John Napier Turner become Canada's 17th Prime Minister.


July 14 - New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon calls a snap election and is heavily defeated by opposition Labour leader David Lange.
July 18 - Beverly Lynn Burns becomes the first woman Boeing 747 captain in the world.

July 18 - In San Ysidro, California, 41-year-old James Oliver Huberty sprays a McDonald's restaurant with gunfire, killing 21 people before being shot and killed.
July 25 - Salyut 7: Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.


August 4 - The African republic Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.
August 11 - United States President Ronald Reagan, during a voice check for a radio broadcast remarks, "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes".
August 21 - Half a million people in Manila demonstrate against the regime of Ferdinand Marcos.
August 28 - Joseph Fritzl drugs and incarcerates his daughter Elisabeth in secret cellar, in Amstetten, Austria; she was released only after 24 years of sexual abuse and mental ordeal.
August 30 - STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.


September 2 - Seven people are shot and killed and 12 wounded in the Milperra Massacre, a shootout between the rival motorcycle gangs Bandidos and Comancheros in Sydney.
September 4 - The Sandinista Front wins the Nicaraguan general elections.
September 5 - The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.
September 5 - Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.
September 18 - Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic, solo, in a hot air balloon.
September 20 - Hezbollah car-bombs the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, killing 22 people.
September 26 - The United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China sign the initial agreement to return Hong Kong to China in 1997.


October 4 - Tim Macartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer become the first Australians to summit Mount Everest.
October 11 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
October 19 - Polish secret police kidnap Jerzy Popieluszko Catholic priest who supports the Solidarity movement. His dead body is found in a reservoir 11 days later on October 30.
October 23 -The world learns from moving BBC News TV reports that a famine is plaguing Ethiopia where thousands of people have already died of starvation due to a famine and as many as 10,000,000 more lives are at risk.
October 31 - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her 2 Sikh security guards . Riots soon break out in New Delhi, and some 2,700 Sikhs are killed. Rajiv Gandhi becomes prime minister of India.

November 2Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

November 9Cesar Chavez delivers his speech, "What The Future Holds For Farm Workers And Hispanics", at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

November 14Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.

November 19 – A series of explosions at the PEMEX Petroleum Storage Facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec, in Mexico City, ignites a major fire and kills about 500 people.

November 25Band Aid records the charity single Do They Know It's Christmas? to raise money to combat the famine in Ethiopia. The all-British act, led by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, includes George Michael, Bono, Phil Young and David Bowie as well as the members of bands including Status Quo, Spandau Ballet and Bananarama.

November 28 – Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.

November 30The Tamil Tigers begin the purge of the Sinhalese from North and East Sri Lanka; 127 are killed.

December – A peace agreement between Kenya and Somalia is signed in the Egyptian capital Cairo. With this agreement, in which Somalia officially renounces its historical territorial claims, relations between the two countries began to improve.

December 3Bhopal Disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, kills more than 8,000 people outright and injures over half a million (with more later dying from their injuries the death toll is now 23,000+) in the worst industrial disaster in history.

December 4Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane and kill 4 passengers.

December 19 – The People's Republic of China and United Kingdom sign the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong.

December 22 – In Malta, Prime Minister Dom Mintoff resigns.

December 31Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen gets in a serious car accident, severing his left arm.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Filipino Classic Movie


Cuatro Vidas: Love Stories

Cuatro Vidas (1957, LVN) is actually the story of four loves, as played by Cecilia Lopez and Carlos Padilla, Jr., and Nita Javier and Leroy Salvador, Eddie Rodriguez and Rebecca del Rio and, for comic relief, Oscar Obligacion and Ludy Carmona.
Four young people and their rendezvous
with destiny,' the blurb read. The director is Manuel SIlos, noted for the classic Biyaya ng Lupa, which co-starred Salvador and Padilla Jr. Cuatro Vidas was based on a Hiwaga Komiks novel by Rico Bello Omagap.


My Sims 3 Game Images and The Story Behind

Transformation and coming of age is seen from this young lovely lady metamorphosis turning from being a timid teener into a young responsible adult ready to take on the world on her shoulder. go on and support your own family.
Sweat yourself while pushing yourself in the treadmill to expose some abs and stretch and bulge your arms with your muscles while pumping the irons.Doing some rounds and building your discipline make up a strong man in you.
Put some nice bait and have a good catch. Never undermine a small fish for it may give you a valuable catch or a hearty meal. You can sell it at the supermarket, send to mount it or have a good meal using your fresh catch
The evils are dead from starving.. Two evils in one stone.. They are being summoned to join the grim reaper to the gates of hell..
The lovers are having a woohoo something that they do when they are in love with each other but it is discrete and hidden. A profession of mutual love and respect. Something they can cherish forever in happiness.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Sims 3 Game Images and The Story Behind

The first walk of the baby at home when she was taught by her father.
The siblings and a lover and guess who among them? They are watching TV while have a good coversation.
The youngest daughter is watering the plants and take care of the household early because she is the first one to wake up and having a good rest before returning back to work.
This is the community's signboard welcoming guests and tourist from all over the world. Sunville is a small coastal town of 30,000 people and living peacefully and blisfully together.


Friday, December 25, 2009

Filipino Classic Movie

Although the Huramentado title referred to Eddy del Mar (later Eddie), Leopoldo Salcedo got top billing and lead role in the movie. Then, in the 40s and '50s, he was one of the country's top actors along with Rogelio de la Rosa and Pempe Padilla.
Eddie del Mar would later achieve fame for his Jose Rizal role, which also gave him a Best Actor award.
Introduced in Huramentado is Evelyn Villar, later becoming one of the leading ladies of LVN.
Note that then one word movie titles were in vogue. With the Huramentado layout was the announcement of coming releases: Pugante, Kulaborator, Infanta and Bisig ng Mangagawa. Other Pol Salcedo starrers: Sakay, Capas, Looban, Tampalasan, Magkapatid, Kamagong - one word titles all.


Ripley's Believe It Or Not


In December, 2008, a man in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China, kissed his girlfriend so passionately that it popped her eardrum and she went deaf in that ear.

Indiana residents are not allowed to smile for their driver’s license photo.

Princeton University students in Trenton, New Jersey, USA, have an annual chess tournament against prison inmates.

Feed Your Mind


  Tongue Twister


Don had doubts and didn’t dare do anything to endanger the duenna.

Quotable Quotes of the Day


         “The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.”
                                                                                                                 H.L. Mencken

        “A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people’s patience.”
                                             John Updike

       “Getting fired is nature’s way of telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place.”
                                                                                                                Hal Lancaster

        “May you like all the days of your life.”
                                                                                                                Jonathan Swift

        “Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.”
                                                                                                                William Saroyan

        “Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments.”
                                                                                                                Rose Kennedy

        “Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.”
                                                                                                               Charles Caleb Colton