Today is the second day of the year 2012. I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Cheers!

– Author of Cutting the Crap

Merry Christmas everyone! Be safe and enjoy the long vacation, cheers!Image

LIFE IS FULL OF TRAPS…

Some feel that problems exist only in childhood or at early stage of life like this…

Some feel that problems exist only when we disturb someone like this..

Some feel that problems exist only when we are ready to take anything like this ..

Some feel that problems exist only when we do things blindly like this..

Some feel that problems exist only when we dare to enter a trap like this ..

Some feel that problems exist only when we are in love with someone like this

Some feel that problems exist only when we try to aim at very huge things like this..

iBlog5Better late than never! I’m going to iBlog5 blogging summit on May 9, 2009. That’s on Saturday and since we have work that day, but with the event directly relevant to our line of work, we are excused for the quota. Isn’t that great? Being paid doing what you want and love to do? I don’t remember the exact number of participant was when I registered but I am surely on the first hundred. The summit is designed for only 300 participants so I am among those early birds in the registration poll. And if things turn out right, I will be receiving a freebie from the organizers and sponsors of the event.

My officemates and I agreed to meet at a rendezvous where transportation to the event will be easy to find. From there, we will be meeting the rest of the party at the venue but we have decided to come real early. The schedule of talks will be as follows:

Morning session:

* 9:00 – 9:15 Invocation, National Anthem, Welcoming Remarks
* 9:20 – 9:40 Blogging 101 (Micaela Rodriguez & AJ Matela)
* 9:45 – 10:05 Photo Blogging 101 (Faith Salazar and Fritz Tentativa)
* 10:10 – 10:25 Break
* 10:30 to 10:50 Video Blogging 101 (Azrael Coladilla and Kring Elenzano)
* 10:55 – 11:15 Mobile Blogging 101 (Edwin “Ka Edong” Soriano)
* 11:20 – 11:40 Do’s and Don’ts of Blogging 101 (Benj Espina and Juned Sonido)
* 11:45 – 12:05 Blog Promotion & Traffic Generation Strategies 101 (Winston Almendras and Coy Caballes)
* 12:10 – 1:00 Lunch break

Afternoon session:

* 1:00 – 1:20 Legal issues in Blogging (Atty. JJ Disini)
* 1:30 – 2:15 Preparing Bloggers for the 2010 Elections
– COMELEC on Blogging & Bloggers (Dir. James Jimenez, COMELEC-EID Director)
– Citizen Journalism for the 2010 Elections (Oliver Robillo, NAMFREL Chairman – Davao City)
– The Bloggers Election Handbook project release (Janette Toral)
* 2:30 – 3:30 Blog Advertising Situation in the Philippines (Mannix Pabalan – AyosDito, Kristine Mandigma – Philippine Online Chronicles, Laszlo Lim, Business Development Head – Yehey, Jayvee Fernandez and Eric Ramirez)
* 4:00 – 4:15 Break
* 4:15 – 4:45 Blogging to the Next Level (Fitz Villafuerte
and Anton Diaz)
* 4:55 Raffle & Group picture taking

7:00 pm onwards After-Event Party

birthWhat is P day? If there is May Day, D Day, there just got to be a day for me! The P stands for my name and today is my birthday, is this post so much for that? I’m just so glad to be alive and well today and hoping for more in the coming years! I remember I also post a little message like this last year, so I think IM still going to do the same in the next years to come. Well, why not? One post won’t be so much for someone who made a little space in this domain.

But what really matters to me now is that I have good life and I can help some people around me. I think that is the essence of being alive, with years rolling in front of our eyes. We just don’t have to let it slip with nothing good to talk of. And if only my father is alive, he will again look me in the eye and ask me: ‘hey, what are we going to celebrate your another year? What good have you done this year? Anything else we have to look forward to in the years to come?

But he is not here now but in a better place than I am at. Still, I don’t forget about his teachings and wisdom. It will forever live in my heart and mind. I will continue to be the person not only he wanted for me but the person I really wanted to be: happy and here to make a little difference!

Photo: bouncing pelican

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Today is the special day for lovers. You will be seeing and tolerating until your own heart aches a lot of paired lovers doing what lovers do best. For sure, there will be the normal ‘candle lighting’ galore on almost all restaurants who want to look like one of the best fine dines in town. Some have even come up and imitated the ‘lovapalooza’, which is the smooching of couples underneath the big bright heart in the order of some matron or emcee doing his job. But for singles like me, I usually dubbed February 14 as the International Singles Day—lols—
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Singles do not have to despise Valentine’s Day as long as they are happy, like I am. I do not have somebody to cuddle with or to spend the early evening with in a candle lit room with the rest of the lovers in town but I love this day. I usually treat myself to whatever I want to eat but trying my best not to over eat. I also love watching couples by the parks, enjoying the day and afternoon with the rest of the family. Way back in my real home, I would ask the family out. A dine with the ones you love will always be a great thing to do.
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My activities during the singles day is not actually planned, they just puff out of somewhere. I even think February 14s are some sort of a rest day for everyone. In my younger days, I would even plan for something daring, like trek a place I have never been or climb a mountain to spend an afternoon for a splash in the cool spring water or falls. Now that I am already in the city and there are less places to go but malls and parks, I just eat out and maybe have a good chat with friends or colleagues.

I am! Finally, WordPress gave me back the freedom to use my site after a month! Well, it was all my fault, I was supposed to follow the guidelines in publishing posts. But anyway, the good thing is that I already have my blog back. Now, I can again write and publish directly and without the ‘reviewing’ panel on my page. That was a real trouble! Imagine, I will write a post and after that, I cannot publish it directly! Instead of the publish button, a ‘review’ button is in place and I have to go through that. I really thought, I will forever lose this blog.

I just get it back and thanks to the many customer service people who patiently replied and helped me get my blog back. I cannot remember everyone but ANTHONY was the last one who made a suggestion and comment on how I can earn my blog back. Thank you, really! I hope you will continue helping other bloggers like me… THanks, thanks!