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A Day before Christmas

December 24, 2008

Yipee! Today is December 24. It’s one day before Christmas. Here in the Philippines, we’re celebrating a important day for every Filipino in the country and around the globe which is called “Noche Buena“.

Noche Buena, often translated as “Good Night“, is a Spanish word referring to the night of Christmas Eve. Custom in Spain, the Philippines and Latin America dictates a traditional dinner with the family on this night.

In our country, Noche Buena usually comes after the entire family has attended a late evening mass. Often on the table are: lechón, pancit, fried chicken, lumpia, rice, adobo, among others for the main course; desserts include halo-halo, bibingka, rice cakes, puto bumbong, ice cream, pastries and cakes; drinks include soda, wine, beer, juice, and goat milk.

Since we’re talking about a day before Christmas.. Let me share to you a movie animation what just I watched ago, The Flight Before Christmas

The Flight Before Christmas is a movie about Niko, a reindeer boy in Lapland, who has heard that his father is one of the famous flying reindeers of Santa Claus. Niko dreams of being able to fly. His friend and mentor Julius, a squirrel, tries to keep an eye on the boy. One day Niko overhears how a pack of wolves plans to go to Santa’s place on Korva-fjell and eat all the reindeers there. Niko and Julius have a near escape from the dreadful pack and are joined by Vilma, the beautiful weasel. Chased by the wolves and their leader, the gruel Black Wolf, the three manage to get to the top of the mountain, where Santa resides. The Flying reindeer squad does not believe Nikos tale about the wolves nor that he is the son of one of them. But when the wolves finally arrive, Niko proves that he is fearless and therefore able to fly. Niko meets his proud father. The wolves are beaten and Santa leaves for his big ride on Christmas eve. He invites Niko into his troops of flying reindeers, but he refuses. Family and friends comes first.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

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History behind 12 Days of Christmas Song powered with Emo MTV

December 23, 2008

Yay! It’s two days to go before Christmas.

I’m excited to exchange and receive gifts this Christmas. Because of this, I remember a song entitled “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.

According to Wikipedia, The Twelve Days of Christmas, and the associated evenings of those twelve days (Twelve-tide), are the festive days beginning the evening of Christmas Day (December 25) through the morning of Epiphany (January 6). The associated evenings of the twelve days begin on the evening before the specified day. Thus, the first night of Christmas is December 25-26, and Twelfth Night is January 5-6. This period is also known as Christmastide.

The 12 days has its origins in the pre-Christian Scandinanavian Winter Solstice, in which the Midwinter Feast lasted at least twelve days hence the twelve days of Christmas.

Over the centuries, differing churches and sects of Christianity have changed the actual traditions, time frame, and their interpretations. St. Stephen’s Day, for example, is December 26 in the Western Church and December 27 in the Eastern Church. Boxing Day the first weekday after Christmas observed as a legal holiday in parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and was traditionally marked by the giving of Christmas boxes to service workers (such as postal workers and trades people)in the United Kingdom; December 28 is Childermas or the Feast of the Innocents. Currently, the 12 days and nights are celebrated in widely varying ways around the world. For example, some give gifts only on Christmas night, some only on Twelfth Night, and some each of the 12 nights.

As I am browsing the net, I was suprised that there are claims that the song gifts had hidden meaning to the teachings of the faith.  It is stated that the “true love” mentioned in the song does not refer to the earthly suitor, but refers to God Himself.

The “me” that recieves the gifts refers to every baptized person.

The “partridge in a pear tree” refers to Jesus Christ.

The other symbols mean the following:

2 Turle Doves refers to The Old and New Testament

3 French Hens refers to Faith, Hope and Charity (The Theological Virtues)

4 Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospel and/or the Four Evangelist (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)

5 Golden Rings refers to “Pentateuch” – the first five books of the Old Testament

6 Geese A-laying refers to the six days of creation

7 Swans A-swimming refers to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and The seven Sacraments

8 Maids A-milking refers to the Eight Beautitudes

9 Ladies Dancing refers to the Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit

10 Lord A- leaping refers to the Ten Commandments

11 Pipers Piping refers to the Eleven Faithful Apostles

12 Drummers Drumming refers to the Twelve points of Doctrine in the Apostles’ Creed.

Feel free to watch 12 days of Christmas song in an Emo way…

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Partially Miscible Liquids: Determination of Mutual Solubility Presentation

December 22, 2008

Here are the presentation I’d make for our report with regards to the Determination of Mutual Solubility of Phenol – Water.

It only includes the objective and the procedure of the experiment.

Feel free to see.

Determination Of Mutual Solubility Presentation 2008

Partially Miscible Liquids: Determination Of Mutual Solubility Presentation 2008

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COMPOSTING PROJECT 2008

December 22, 2008

Last time, our group were required to submit a compost project for our Environmental Engineering Course.

Here are some of the points  discussed  by our professor. It also includes a powerpoint presentation copy of our Compost Project.

Go Clean and Green!!

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What is Composting?

• Composting is the controlled decomposition of organic materials, such as leaves, grass, and food scraps, by microorganisms.

• The result of this decomposition process is compost, a crumbly, earthy-smelling, soil-like material.

What to Put in the Mix

• Materials to Include
– Fruit and vegetable
scraps
– Egg shells
– Coffee grounds with filters
– Tea bags
– Fireplace ash
– Leaves
– Grass
– Yard clippings
– Vacuum cleaner lint
– Wool and cotton rags
– Sawdust
– Nonrecyclable paper

• Materials to Exclude
– Meats
– Dairy foods
– Fats
– Oils (including peanut butter and mayonnaise)
– Grease
– Pet excrement
– Fish scraps
– Diseased plants
– Bones

These are some items that can be put in a composting bin. Some food products should not be included because they can attract pests or compromise the quality of the compost. This list is not meant to be all inclusive.

Describe Composting Process

• Compost contains both carbon and nitrogen sources
– browns for carbon (e.g., leaves, straw, woody materials)
– greens for nitrogen (e.g., grass and food scraps).
– Adequate sources of carbon and nitrogen are important for microorganism growth and energy. The ideal ratio is 30 parts brown to 1 part green. Odor and other problems can
occur if the ratio or any of the factors discussed below are not in the correct balance.
• The decomposition of organic materials involves both physical and chemical processes.
– organic materials are broken down by mites, millipedes, beetles, sowbugs, earwigs, earthworms, slugs, and snails. These microorganisms need adequate moisture and oxygen to degrade the organic materials in the most efficient manner.

• Microbes in the pile create considerable heat and essentially “cook” the compost. Temperatures between 90 and 140 oF are common in properly maintained compost piles, but may not reach these levels in backyard compost piles. These high temperatures are necessary for rapid composting as well as for destroying weed seeds, insect larvae, and potentially harmfulbacteria. When the compost is finished, it has a crumbly texture throughout the pile.

Composting Project 2008 Presentation

Composting Project 2008 Presentation

Composting Project 2008

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BEWARE: Friendster Got Virus!

December 22, 2008

Friendster Stickers

Friendster Stickers

WARNING – automatic testimonials, messages and bulletin

You probably got a message from one of your friend saying you’d been filmed and there’s a web link that you tried opening but can’t get through. Well, by doing that you’re not only posting an automatic message to some of your friends but risking your computer for potential virus too…

So be aware of this messages and try to ignore or delete them. The people who’s doing this are from the Philippines and their mimicking Youtube’s URL web page.

Right now their posting automatic comments with the video of a sexy girl and if you tried opening it you’ll post the exact same comment to some of your random friends…

In addition, if you receive a comment and/or message that has a video with a link that takes you to what looks like a friendster log-in page delete the comment and do not use the log-in link.
Someone has phished the account it came from and is trying to phish yours.

Using the log-in link will give them your log-in info and access to your account to do whatever they want.

To help prevent this. I’m asking everyone to repost this bullettin or send this message to all of your friends. With this we can have a much more better friendster experience.

-FRIENDSTER TEAM
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Pinoy Quote Jokes

December 22, 2008

Here are some of the collections of Pinoy Quote Jokes I read on the web…

Be ready to Laugh out loud Pinoys!

Pinoy Quote Jokes

“oo na, maganda na ang kutis mo! Ikaw kaya dito sa pwesto ko. Tingnan ko lang kung hindi ka magkutis matanda! Hmp!” ~ bayag

“Subukan mo kaya na kalimutan na ako at wag ng puntahan. Di naman sa pagyayabang. Lalapit ka pa rin sa akin.” ~ inodoro

“Sana naisip mo lahat ng sakripisyo ko! Hindi ako panakip butas!” ~ panty

“Hindi lahat ng malakas, ‘Superhero'” ~putok

“Hindi lahat ng walang shorts ay bastos!” ~Winnie the Pooh

“Hindi lahat ng labi masarap halikan” ~Diego

“Hindi lahat ng dugo pwedeng i-donate! Okey?” ~regla

“Hindi lahat ng macho may bigote” ~ Vina Morales

“Sana brief na lang ako!” ~ Rustom Padilla

“Kung ginalingan mo ang pagsupsop habang matigas pa ako, hindi ka malalagkitan o magkakatulo! Mabagal kang kumilos! Mabagal ka! Mabagaaaal!!!!” ~ ice candy

“Pano tayo makakabuo kung hindi ako papatong sayo?!” ~ LEGO

“Hindi lahat ng maasim ay Vitamin C…” ~ Kili-kili

“Pilitin mo man na alisin ako sa buhay mo …. Babalik at babalik ako.” ~ Libag

“Ginagawa ko naman lahat para sumaya ka … Mahirap ba talagang makuntento sa isa? Bakit palipat-lipat ka?” ~ TV

“Tigilan mo na nga ang pangangalabit mo! Bibilugin mo na naman ako!” ~ Kulangot

“Bakit mo ba pilit akong mawala sa iyong landas? Oo, pasaway ako kung minsan at tanggap ko. Pero pagkatapos mo akong iluwal ay ganon na lang?” ~ tae sa bowl

“Hala! Sige! Magpakasasa ka! Alam ko namang katawan ko lang ang habol niyo!” ~ Hipon

“Pinapaikot mo lang ako. Nagsasawa na ako. Mabuti pang patayin mo na lang ako.” -electric fan

“Alam mo ba wala akong ibang hinangad kundi ang mapalapit sayo. Pero patuloy ang pag-iwas mo.” -ipis

“Hala! Sige magpakasasa ka! Alam ko namang katawan ko lang ang habol mo.” -hipon

“Ayoko na! Pag nagmamahal ako lagi na lang maraming tao ang nagagalit! Wala ba akong karapatang magmahal?!?” -gasolina

“Hindi lahat ng green ay masustansya.” -plema

“Hindi ko hinahangad na ipagmalaki mo na ako’y sayo. Ayoko ko lang naman na sa harap ng maraming tao ganun mo na lang ako itanggi.” –utot

“Sawang sawa na ako palagi nalang akong pinagpapasa-pasahan, pagod na pagod na ako.” -bola

“You never know what you have till you lose it. And once you lose it, you can never get it back.” -snatcher

“Hindi lahat ng pink, KIKAY!” -majinboo

“Ginawa ko naman lahat para sumaya ka. Mahirap ba talagang makontento sa isa? Bakit palipat-lipat ka?” -TV

“Hindi lahat ng maasim may Vitamin C.” –kili kili

“Sige, batihin mo ako. Sigeee. BATEEEEEE!!!!!!!!” –omelette

Pilitin mo man na alisin ako sa buhay mo, babalik at babalik ako! libag

“Wag mo na akong bilugin.” –kulangot

“Paano tayo makakabuo kung hindi ako papatong sa iyo?” –lego

“Hindi lahat ng dugo pwedeng idonate” -regla

“Hindi lahat ng pwet nasa likod.” – keanna reeves

“Tandaan mo na minsan kelangan tayo saktan at ibaon ng iba para malaman natin ang ating silbi, tsaka natin maiisip, mahalaga pala tayo.” – pako

“Alam kong may gusto ka sa akin. pasimple ka. Bakit di mo pa ako seryosohin? Pero bago ang lahat, gusto ko alam mo na hindi ako easy-to-get.” – 1.0 classcard

“Bakit ba kelangan pang sterilized and needle sa lethal injection?” – leo echagaray

Pila-pila lang. Walang tulakan! Lahat tayo makakalabas.” – tae

“Paano nga ba naman makakalabas ang usok kung ang chimineya ay barado ng dumi at niyebe, ipalinis ito ngayon din.” – miss minchin

“Hindi mo alam. Malay mo. Ewan mo. Sawang-sawa na ako! Isa lang naman ang pakiusap ko sayo eh. Sagutin mo ako ng matino.” – test paper

“Wala naman akong ginagawa sa kanya. hindi na nga ako gumagalaw dito. Ako na yung natapakan siya pa ang galit.” – tae

“Halika, bigyan mo pa ako ng init. Kailangan kong pumutok para ako’y iyong matiman at ika’y masasarapan. Ayan na! Puputok na! humanda ka!” – popcorn

“I admit. Marami na akong pinadapa! Pinagapang! Nahulog sa kanal! Pinag-away! Nasaktan! Pero anong magagawa ko? Eh sa kayo ang naglalaway sa akin. Im sorry.” – red horse

“Work is the greatest thing in the world. So i always save some of it for tomorrow!” – juan tamad

“You can cry all you want. You can always blame me! You said i wasn’t fair, that you just want life to be better. But remember, IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT! You stabbed me with a knife!” – sibuyas

“Inaruga n’yo ako, pinakain at pinalaki! lahat ibinigay n’yo sa akin, tapos ipagpapalit n’yo lang ako sa pera?!” – hinanakit ng baboy sa buong mundo

“Hindi malutong yung french fries sa Jollibee. Hindi lutong-luto yung chickenjoy, at walang lasa ang burger! Ban Jollibee!” – ronald mcdonald

“Alam ko maramin akong tanong sayo, pero nagtatanong lang naman ako, Sana wag mo ako murahin patalikod pag di mo masagot mga tanong ko… ” –test paper

“hindi imo ako kayang lunurin!!! bwahahaha!” -palitaw

“ang yabang mo pinagtatawanan mo ako? samantalang dati gustong gusto mo ako…” -Nokia 5110

“Kung makapalo ka, parang anak mo ako ah?!” -ipis

“Sa lahat ng pupuntahan mo lagi mo akong sinasama. Pag papasok ka ng bahay, ako ang unang hinahanap mo. Pero pag tayong dalawa nalang ang magkasama sa bahay, hindi mo na ako pinapansin.”– susi ng bahay

“hindi lahat ng hinog ay matamis.” – nana

“maihahalintulad ako sa aso na maaaring maging kaibigan mo o magdudulot sayo sa kapahamakan”– pera

“bakit mo inuubos ang pabango ko sa pader o sa kahoy lang, walang kwenta! Gamitin mo naman ako sa katawan mo”-–> baygon insect killer

“pangalan ko’y nakakadiri ngunit patuloy mo pa rin akong hinahaplos-haplos at hinahawakan, bakit kaya?”—> mouse

hindi lahat ng nginunguya eh nilulunok –bubble gum

hindi lahat ng kabayo apat ang paa – diego

bago mo ako isubo, sipsipin mo muna ang katas ko, tanggalin ang buhok sa aking katawan–damhin ang aking kasarapan. – Mais

“kainin mo na ako ngayon, ang matamis kong laman isagad mo na hanggang buto ko, kanin mo na rin….ahh sige pa…. yan may lumabas nang kulay pink mula sa kalooban ko”-–> Strawberry na kinakain

“nahihilo ako waaa” –cd na nsa loob ng CPU

“ipasok mo na…. yan sige ipasok mo pa yan aus! Ngayon naman ilabas mo na sige pa tapos ulitin mong ipasok tapos labas… pasok ahh sarap” – tela ng cross stitch

“kung mahal mo nga ako, yakapin mo ko” – sabi ng cactus

“Plakaplatik plik plak pak papak pakpik ptik kitikakkaktik kiktiki tikak plak plakakik plak pak papaki pipak pakpik.” -watusi

“Grabe! Biruin mo, P15,000daw hot oil lang! P150,000 ang rebonding! Sobra naman yang David’s na yan! Hmpf!” – Rapunzel

“Bawal tumawid dito. Nakamamatay.” -MMDA

“Hindi ko kailanman intensyon ang lumayo,lumipad…at mawala…Kaya wag mo sana akong bitawan.” -lobo

“hindi masarap ang ketchup!” -mang tomas

“Hindi lahat ng babaeng my long black shiny hair ay kinagigiliwan!” -sadako

“hindi lahat ng nagfafoundation at lipstick ay bading!!” -Ronald McDonald

“Ako lang ang nag padugo ng ilong ni Manny Pacquiao! Wahahahahah!” -English

” .” –pipi

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The Rubber Poem

December 22, 2008

Let me share to you what I read a while ago… It’s all about “The Rubber Poem”, a very educational equipped with values especially to teenagers nowadays..

THE RUBBER POEM


Kissing is a habit
Fucking is a game
Guys get the pleasure
Girls get the pain

The guy says, “I love you!”
You believe it’s true
But when your tummy starts to swell
He says, “To hell with you!”

Ten minutes of pleasure
Nine months in pain
Three days in a hospital
And a baby without a name

The baby is a bastard
The mother is a whore
This wouldn’t happen
If the rubber was put on