Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Stupid EDSA People Power Anniversary Celebration

It's stupid and not well-planned! EDSA revoultion particularly the spirit of EDSA should be kept alive but the celebration should never be made on EDSA with the closing of Metro Manila's main thoroughfare

EDSA was turned into a very long parking lot due to the celebration with a portion near Cubao up to Ortigas avenue closed.

I spent 2.5 hours "parked" on that dreaded avenue this morning...I know I should've avoided the main artery but my memory gap (due to GMA's playing down of the EDSA revolution) got the better of me.

Why not celebrate it somewhere else? Somewhere it won't make other people's life hard? Isn't that hard to do?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Alkaline Water and Alkaline Diet: The Truth

When I went home last weekend, i drank water from a dispenser at a party and instantly noticed the peculiar taste of the water, similar to the water that was formerly served in the office

it's alkaline water, whose claim, again, is based on a false Alkaline diet, advocated by quacks claiming so many things without solid scientific evidence except a book about the alkaline diet.

Alkaline diet is based on a theory that the food we eat should always be alkaline since our blood is alkaline. Stupid people...our stomach is naturally acidic because the acid is used to digest food while our intestines are basic due to bile...

try to read my earlier post about Fern-C and Alkaline Diet quackery and you'll see the reasons why...

it didn't come from me but from experts and authorities on the subject. Don't ever get fooled by deceptive sales presentation using a light bulb...

Related Post:
Fern C, Sodium Ascorbate and Acid/Alkaline Diet

Friday, February 13, 2009

Photo Print Sizes: 3R 4R 5R 8R and 8SR

Back in film days, having your pictures printed was a necessity, but in the digital age, sometimes you only store photos in your computer, cellphone, CD/DVDs and memory cards.

My film days are over but sometimes I still don't remember the dimensions of photo print sizes commonly referred as 3R, 4R, 5R and 8R so here's a list of the picture sizes for your information:

3R (3.5 x 5 inch)
4R (4 x 6 inch)
5R (5 x 7 inch)
8R (8 x 10 inch)
8SR (8 x 12 inch)

other sizes are 12 x 18 inch, 16 x 24 inch and 20 x 30 inch.

One way to remember how long and wide a picture size is, sort of a mnemonic, is that the number corresponds to the length in inches of the shorter side, the the longer side two inches longer than the shorter side, except for 3R picture size with only 1.5 inch difference.

These photo print sizes were derived from 35mm film format (36 x 24mm) with aspect ratio of 3:2 like my DSLR camera and large-format (4x5) film format.
The standard ratio for 35mm negatives correspond directly to 4 x 6 inch (4R), 8 x 12 inch (S8R) so my usual choice in printing is 4R and 8x12 to avoid cropping and resampling.

This is a problem with developing or printing pictures taken using point-and-shoot cameras with 4:3 aspect ratio, you need to crop or resample your picture so that no pixel will be left out of the printed photo. If you don't do this, some part of your picture my be cropped when printed. To make sure the whole picture is printed, resample your picture using Photoshop or other photo editing software without noticeable distortion in the resulting photo otherwise you really need to crop.

You know where to have your pictures printed cheaply? Hidalgo St in Quiapo if you can get there :P

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Most Romantic Valentines Day Text Messages, Sweet Love Quotations

Valentines Day once again is coming and I can see people heading to Dangwa to buy cheap flowers on the red-letter day., couples queuing outside motels in order to share the language of love and business and malls displaying the uber-commercialized Valentines Day.

So some people who can't spend time with loved ones, they start to search for Most Romantic Valentines Day Text Messages to send SMS messages to their wife, girlfriend or girl of their dreams. Some google for Valentines Day Sweet Love Quotations in order to write on Valentines day cards

All I can say is that the Most Romantic Valentines Day Text Messages, Sweet Love Quotations can not be found on the Internet, they can only be found inside your heart.

Overused Text Messages, particularly forwarded messages have no real impact except for ordinary people. True romantic people appreciate words crafted by the sender himself, even poorly-written prose.

Trust me, it works! :P

Friday, February 06, 2009

How to Claim Winning Lotto Prize at PCSO

I noticed these past few days people looking for information on the process for claiming PCSO lotto prize:

PCSO Lotto prize claiming procedure if you really have a winning combination:

1. First of all, write your name and signature at the back of the winning ticket before claiming the prize at the lotto outlet, or PCSO office.

2. Prize amounts from PhP 20.00 to PhP 5,000.00 can be claimed at any authorized Lotto outlet or at the PCSO Provincial District Offices.

3. Prizes from PhP 5,000.00 up to PhP 200,000.00 can be claimed at any of the PCSO Provincial District Office or at the PCSO Main Office in Quezon City.

4. The Lotto Jackpot prize can only be claimed, after validation, at the
PCSO Main Office, with address at Q. I. Compound,
E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City.

5. If you're lucky enough to win the jackpot prize, just keep it to yourself and don't let the whole world know for your own safety and security (like the jackpot winner who was killed by his neighbors when they found out the truth about the stashed money). You can be next victim of thieves, robbers, kidnappers and can even lose your life that no amount of money can ever buy. Spend your money wisely for even a 100 million pesos can evaporate into thin air in a short time.

How to get to PCSO Main Office:

Commute to PCSO: from Quiapo, board jeepneys going to Cubao and alight on E. Rodriguez St (a few blocks from Welcome Rotonda) in front to the PCSO. Alternatively, from MRT Araneta-Cubao station, walk towards Aurora blvd and board jeepneys going to Quiapo, request the driver to drop you off at QI (Quezon Institute)

Driving Directions to PCSO Office: From Quiapo, head towards Espana, pass by Welcome Rotonda, turn right on E. Rodriguez. PCSO Office is inside the compound of Quezon Institute at the corner of Araneta Avenue and E. Rodriguez (where a Pregold stands as another landmark)

related posts:
How to Win the Lotto
How to Win the PowerLotto

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Filipino Bands in Singapore: The First International Pinoy Music Festival/Concert

It's always nice to hear about Filipino talents making waves abroad rather than rave about foreign acts doing concerts in the Philippines

This one I recommend much more if they include Wolfgang in the roster. Got time for a Singapore Concert?

The First International Pinoy Music Festival

March 01, 2009, 9am - 11pm
Fort Canning Park, Singapore

12 Pinoy Hottest Bands
6Cycleminds
Afterimage
Bamboo
Imago
Kamikazee
Moonstar88
Parokya ni Edgar
Razorback
Sandwich
Siakol
The Dawn
The Youth

Brought to you by Pinoy Sunday!

For ticket inquiries:
+65 93394285/ +65 97832975
+65 94571756/ +65 97842159

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