looloo

Dec 8, 2013

Discover places you'll love!

Rating: ★★★★☆

looloo is a must-have app for anyone who wants to explore Metro Manila and visit all of its best places! It's the best app for foodies, spa junkies, nightlife lovers - anyone who loves going out!  When this was announced some time last year by the same guys that brought you TrafficDito (I think), my interest died down when I read the line "who wants to explore Metro Manila".  Why?  Because I am not based in Makati anymore and I thought I could not use it.  I told myself though maybe I should try it but never really came to the point of tapping the FREE button to install the app.



6tagram

Aug 4, 2013


6tagram is a full Instagram client for Windows Phone developed by Windows Phone addict Rudy Huyn.  Rudy also the same developer who brought 6sec, also a full client Vine app for Windows Phone.  Windows Phone users have been clamoring for an official app from Instagram for quite some time now.



Lumia

Aug 3, 2013


In two weeks time I'm officially weened off from iOS for two months.  It was a hard decision on jumping to the Windows Phone bandwagon but Nokia's beautiful and quality design and Microsoft's Windows Phone UI was so irresistible that I had to abandon my plans on going all-in with Apple.



Advocate

Jul 27, 2013


The Advocate is written by Charitie Lees Smith (1841–1923) also known as Charitie Lees Bancroft.  She was an Anglican Irish American hymnwriter who penned the glorious hymn "The Advocate" also popularly known as "Before the Throne of God Above".  The hymn draws heavily on Scripture with almost every line has a corresponding reference verse.  It is a hymn of both perfect comfort and security in which believers find in Christ, the only advocate who intercedes for them before the throne of God above.



Sunscreen

May 22, 2013


Wear Sunscreen or the Sunscreen Speech are the common names of an essay actually called "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" written by Mary Schmich and published in the Chicago Tribune as a column in 1997.

The most popular and well-known form of the essay is the successful music single released in 1999, credited to Baz Luhrmann.

Mary Schmich's "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" was published in the Chicago Tribune as a column on June 1, 1997. In her introduction to the column, she described it as the commencement address she would give if she were asked to give one.

For more information visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wear_Sunscreen

Wear Sunscreen.



Idja-Idja

Apr 20, 2013


Source:   Minda News

CHILD OF THE SUN: Idja-idja, aho-aho!
by Ting Tiongco/MindaNews
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
(Speech of acceptance as one of the Ten Outstanding Boholano Award (Tobaw) delivered at the Tapok Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibutan awarding ceremonies on 25 July).


TAGBILARAN, Bohol (MindaNews/28 July) — I accept this award both with great pride and humility. I dedicate this award to my late parents who came from Bohol; my father from Bilar, and my mother, a Manigque from Tagbilaran. My mother, who died a few months ago, lived 63 out of her 86 years in Mindanao. But she died a true Boholana, speaking Binol-anon to the end. I was not born in Bohol. Neither did I grow up here. My parents made it clear to their children who were growing up in Mindanao that we are Bol-anons. Ang Bolanon, murag Amerkano. Maskin asa ka ma tawo, basta Amerkano ang imong tatay o nanay, Amerkano ka lang guihapon. Ang Bol-anon, mao sad. Maskin asa ka matawo, basta Bol-anon ang imong kaguikan, Bol-anon ka lang guihapon. Mailhan man gud ang Bol-anon sa uban, kay tag-as man ug ilong.



Dahilayan

Apr 14, 2013

Dahilayaners
Last month we as a family went to Mindanao for a road trip with our awesome Aunt Zeny and Uncle Fernie.  Most of us grew up in Iligan City with occasional trips to Lala, Lanao del Norte and Cagayan de Oro, you could say that we also feel very much at home down south.  We stayed over at the Dahilayan Forest Park in Barangay Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.  The park is located at the foot of Mount Kitanglad 4,700 ft. above sea level.  Before going on further, let me trace you back to the genesis of this road trip.  Warning, awesomeness right after the jump.



1Q84

Apr 6, 2013

1Q84, Haruki Murakami

Rating: ★★★★☆

1Q84 is my first Murakami book.  I saw it first in the stands of National Bookstore and it generated quite a buzz on Twitter.  Some people even asked me if I have read the book, I said no.  It was three weeks ago when I started to review for the IELTS that I muster myself to get back into reading.  I already have a digital copy of 1Q84 since last year but I never moved a chapter, always staring into chapter one and procrastinated ever since.  Then Readmill came and I finished the book in three weeks.  Again it's my first Murakami book and also my very first reading in a very long time.



Readmill

Mar 31, 2013

Readmill

Rating: ★★★★☆

Do we really need another book reader with all the various apps like iBooks, Stanza, Kindle and Nook available in the iOS platform?  Apparently yes.  Readmill is probably the best designed ebook reader app to date.  The app uses proper typography with no clutter whatsoever.  It's so clean you just want to gobble up those text one page at a time.



Resurrection

Death, Burial and Resurrection Chart

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A blessed Resurrection Day to all!  This downloadable chart give you a preview of the Death, Burial and Resurrection of the Jesus Christ, 3 days and 3 nights full as stated on Matthew 12:40.  The chart is 1600px X 2644px or 10.667in x 17.627in in size.

For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

This is contrary of today's teaching that Jesus died on Friday.  This chart is based on the original work of Greg Miller of King James Bible Believers.  Embedded also after jump is the full PDF of the original article.



Bohol

Feb 28, 2013

The Tarsier

Sometimes my siblings and I play "Mayor".  It's not really a game but more like a discussion of "if I'm Mayor, I would..." and we'd enumerate out of this world, almost impossible implementations (almost, because there is still a slight chance of possibility) to our beloved province here in Bohol.  More on those discussions later after the jump.



Tuberculosis

Jan 15, 2013

Answers to Frequently-Asked Questions on Tuberculosis

Today is our last day here in the TB DOTS center and for the past couple of weeks there has been a lot of doubts that have been clarified and new information on how to manage Tuberculosis.  The above image snippet is a recreation of a chart we have in our desk.  You can print it, download it and share it with friends, family and co-workers.  You may download the file here.  You may also read the whole information right after the jump.



2012

Jan 8, 2013

Sayonara 2012

If you look that the Archives carefully, you'll notice that this is the very first post title that would probably make sense to you.  Yes, last year I decided I am ending my one-word post titles.  Twenty Twelve was a year of milestones.  It was a year of change but it was also a year of recollection, reconnection and re-evaluation.