Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Join Avon Walk and Save Women’s Lives

Walk with 30,000 walkers to fight breast cancer and create even more awareness by establishing a Philippine Record.

On October 5, 2008 at 6:00 AM, Avon Philippines, in its crusade against breast cancer, will once again hold the annual Avon Walk simultaneously in 16 locations nationwide:
  • Bacolod – Bacolod City Lagoon
  • Batangas – Batangas City Plaza
  • Cabanatuan – Cabanatuan Freedom Park
  • Cagayan De Oro – Avon Branch
  • Cauayan – Cauayan City Cultural Center
  • Cebu – Cebu City Sports Center
  • Dagupan – Dagupan City Plaza
  • Davao – Avon Branch
  • Iloilo – Iloilo Freedom Park
  • Legaspi – Avon Branch
  • Lucena – Pacific Mall Parking Lot
  • Malolos – Malolos Provincial Capitol Plaza
  • Manila – SM Mall of Asia
  • San Fernando – San Fernando City Plaza
  • Tacloban – Avon Branch
  • Vigan – Plaza Burgos
To join this event, kindly buy the special edition Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Shirt, which serves as your joining fee. The shirt costs P149 (cash basis only). The actual retail value is P200. For every t-shirt you buy, P30 will go to Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Breast Care Center. Buy your t-shirt here.

Let’s join hands and help eradicate this dreaded disease. Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer!

* Venues are subject to change. Please visit Avon Walk site or check our the posters for the final venues.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Octoberfest at Taste Asia

San Miguel Beer sponsored Octoberfest 120 especially for bloggers. It was held last Friday at Taste Asia, MOA. Some photos of the event:

PhotoHunt 129 - View


From the

The Caylabne Bay Resort can be VIEWed.

This small paradise is located in the mouth of Manila Bay in Ternate, Cavite, Philippines. The surrounding area is one of the last forests of the country, and is being guarded by no less than the Philippine Marines.

My other PhotoHunt

Upcoming PhotoHunt themes:
  • 130 - October 4 - "sad"
  • 131 - October 11 - "lazy"
  • 132 - October 18 - "family
  • 133 - October 25 - "scary"
  • 134 - November 1 - "blue".

Thursday, September 25, 2008

World Heart Day 2008 - Do you know your risk?

I'm spreading the news. I got this from Philippine Heart Association * Philippine College of Cardiology.


The World Heart Day is celebrated simultaneously in 100 countries every 4th Sunday of September to promote awareness, reduction and prevention and primary care of cardiovascular disease. This year, it's on September 28. And, the theme is "Do you know your risk? It's a call to action to help people better understand their personal risk for cardiovascular disease, including hypertension, the silent killer.

In the Philippines, the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) will hold the celebration at The Arena in San Juan City from 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

The activities lined up for the half-day celebration are Risk Factor Screening, Aerobics Exercise,
Basic Life Support Demonstration, Games, Signing of Joint Declaration for Healthy City, the holding of the The Healthy Hearts Cheer-Dance Competition, and the announcement of winners for Healthy Hearts Video Contest and the Healthy Hearts Photo Contest.

Please click the poster for larger view

Please visit Philippine Heart Association * Philippine College of Cardiology and the World Heart Federation.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Monetize your blog

Do you have a quality blog?
And, do you want to monetize it?
We’re looking for quality blogs (at least PR2) with contents that are tangentially or somewhat relevant to the following products:
  • Appliance parts
  • Holiday cards and calenders and yard signs
  • Diamond jewelry and high end watches
  • Online poker, bingo, and general betting
  • UK restaurant, nightclub and entertainment venue reviews
  • Payday loans
  • Online continuing education programs
  • Wholesale clothing
  • Vinyl replacement windows
  • Sliding room dividers
If you think your blog qualifies, just leave a comment or message or email me at tiohem@gmail.com; and, we’ll evaluate your blog.   If your blog passed our criteria, we’ll contact you soonest for our proposals.

The task is easy and the payment fast.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

PhotoHunt 128 - Road


ROADS are everywhere!
Couldn't they draw a straight line?

My other PhotoHunt

Upcoming PhotoHunt themes:
  • 129 - September 27 - "view"
  • 130 - October 4 - "sad"
  • 131 - October 11 - "lazy"
  • 132 - October 18 - "family
  • 133 - October 25 - "scary".

Friday, September 19, 2008

OctoberFest for bloggers

There's another event especially for bloggers. Yes, San Miguel Corp. is treating bloggers in celebrating OctoberFest 120 in the country. And, here are the details:
  • What: Oktoberfest 120 Na!
  • When: September 26, 2008, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Taste Asia, Mall of Asia (beside SM Hypermarket)
  • Why: Parteeh!

You can REGISTER HERE TO JOIN. Then, please pass the word around!

Source: An Apple a Day

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

FAG slips to 6th place

28th Chamber of Mines of the Philippines Annual Bowling Tournament
Week 15

Two successive typhoons had passed FAG's way that pushed it down to 6th place. First, it was typhoon Lepanto Mining, the 2nd placer, who beat FAG last week. This week, it was followed by typhoon Pansun Hardware. Luckily, FAG won the first game with only two pins against Pansun.

The top ten placers:
    Team - Total Scores (place last week)
  1. Cathay Industrial - 238.806 (1st)
  2. Lepanto Mining - 234.410 (2nd)
  3. Philex Mining - 218.193 (3rd)
  4. Chamber of Mines/MGB - 213.817 (7th)
  5. NAMRIA - 212.000 (5th)
  6. FAG Bearing - 210.508 (4th)
  7. Inter-Asia Marine - 208.911 (6th)
  8. Pansun Hardware - 199.119 (11th)
  9. BHP Biliton - 199.020 (9th)
  10. Benguet Corporation - 197.035 (1oth)
At lanes 23 & 24 next Tuesday, FAG will meet MHE-DEMAG.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lasik then, iLasik now

I am really amazed at how the latest technology can do to our everyday lives.  It helps us manage our daily tasks so easily and simplify hard-to-do jobs.  It can also help correct and cure medical and physical defects.  An example is the Lasik.  Knowing the LASIK information would help you decide to try Lasik.

Lasik has been proven the best cure to eye sight problems, which has benefited most people for more than five years.  And, aside from correcting visual problems, it has helped the U. S. military and NASa increase and enhance the performance of its mission-critical personnel.  The Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA are using this technology to improve the vision of specialized personnel in performing their critical jobs.  And, they confirmed that Lasik has exceeded all established standards of safety and effectiveness.  

LASIK technology has been improved, further developed and modernized.  The new Lasik is now known as iLasik.  The iLasik Procedure now uses two lasers instead of one.  And, therefore, it is more or doubly effective.  It is like saying two heads are better than one.  In the latest stage of iLasik, an ultrafast, computer-guide laser creates a corneal flap, which replaces the handheld microkeratome blade for the older Lasik.  This makes the procedure safer.  Then, the wave-front mapping data guides a second laser for vision correction. 

Military’s evaluaton of the iLasik in 100 military personnel resulted to 95% achievement of 20/20 uncorrected vision or better. 100% of naval aviations, who undergone the procedure, are recommending the surgery to their co-aviators.  Per Dr. Schallhorn, “technologically speaking, there is no better time than now to join the over 12 million Americans who have benefited from LASIK."


Saturday, September 13, 2008

PhotoHunt 127 - Wild


The theme is WILD.

This section of the river in Nagcarlan, Laguna, Philippines is somewhat WILD.

Nonetheless, I enjoyed the dip and the massaging effect of the flowing cool water.

My other PhotoHunt

Upcoming PhotoHunt themes:
  • 128 - September 20 - "road"
  • 129 - September 27 - "view"
  • 130 - October 4 - "sad"
  • 131 - October 11 - "lazy"
  • 132 - October 18 - "family.

Congratulations, GM Eugene Torre

The Philippines and Asia's first chess Grand Master, Eugene Torre, bagged the title in the 3rd PGMA Cup International Open yesterday at the Duty Free Fiesta Mall in Paranaque City. He tied the first place with GM Li Chao of China and GM Zhang Zhong of Singapore. Eugene was declared as the champion because of a better tiebreak point. He has 2572 tiebreak point against Chao's 2533 and Zhong's 2532. GM Chao was the champion last year.

After the 8th round, Torre and Zhong tied the first place at 6.5 points each, while Chao was in the second place, together with GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili of Georgia, with 6 points.

In the final round, Torre and Zhong drew their respective games while Chao won his. The three ended up tied with 7 points each. They split the total prizes of the 1st to 3rd place cash prizes of US$15,000 or at $5,000 each.


Friday, September 12, 2008

GM's Eugene Torre and Zhong Zhang tie the lead

After the 8th round of the 3rd Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) Cup International Open, Grand Masters Eugene Torre of the Philippines and Zhong Zhang of Singapore tied the first place at 6.5 points each. Grand Masters Li Chao of China and Mikheil Mchedlishvili of Georgia shared the second place at 6.0 points each. There's a triple tie in the third place at 5 points each; Grand Master Ehsan Ghaemmaghami of Iran, International Master Julio Catalino Sadorra of the Philippines and Weiqi Zhou of China.

Torre had been in solo lead until he suffered his first loss in the hands of third seed Mchedlishvili in the 8th round.

Today is the 9th and last round of the cup, which started on September 7 and is being held at the Duty Free Fiesta Mall, Paranaque City.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

FAG drops to 4th place

28th Chamber of Mines of the Philippines Annual Bowling Tournament
Week 14

FAG lost its three games to the 2nd placer, Lepanto Mining. As a result, it dropped from 3rd to 4th place.

The top 1oth placers:
  1. Cathay Industrial - 221.759
  2. Lepanto Mining - 217.477
  3. Philex Mining - 201.373
  4. FAG Bearing - 199.498
  5. NAMRIA - 199.043
  6. Inter-Asia Marine - 198.775
  7. Chamber of Mines/MGB - 197.877
  8. Orica Philippines - 186.427
  9. BHP Biliton - 182.493
  10. Benguet Corporation - 180.701
FAG will face Pansun Hardware next Tuesday on lanes 29 & 30.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A new blog

There's a new blog about food, travel, places, and events.  The blogger is a domesticated wife and mother of two legal aged children.  Her blog name is "Beyond My Quiet Zone" and her latest post is "Pasta Cravings".

Visit her blog and see what she's offering.

By the way, she's my wifey.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

You can trace the unknown numbers

When the cost of cell phone became affordable, I bought one.  It is one of the best and useful gadgets ever invented in this age of technology.  Nowadays, almost everyone is carrying one or two units.

With a handy cell phone, you can call and be called anywhere you are as long there is a signal. However, I have been receiving unwanted calls – particularly from telemarketers and prank callers.  It's so annoying answering these callers.  So, I don’t answer calls, whose numbers are not in my phonebook.  But, some of them are valid calls.

I wish there is a service here like the PhoneInfoTracer.com, which is available for telephone and cell numbers in the United States and Canada only.  The reverse phone lookup of PhoneInfoTracer.com would help you find out the caller’s name, address, carrier, and some details even if the number is unlisted.  With these data, you would know what call to answer the next time the caller dial your number.  It is also useful in tracing the unknown number that appeared in your billing.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

PhotoHunt 126 - String (s)


The theme : STRING(S)

These pictures were taken in a restaurant called "Isdaan" (fish pond) located in Gerona, Tarlac.

The trio is providing music and fun to the patrons. Two of them are using instruments with STRINGS called "guitars".

For the kids, the restaurant has a STRING of bicycles, which they could use.

My other PhotoHunt

Upcoming PhotoHunt themes:
  • 127 - September 13 - "wild"
  • 128 - September 20 - "road"
  • 129 - September 27 - "view"
  • 130 - October 4 - "sad"
  • 131 - October 11 - "lazy".

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Luigi's birthday celebration

We simply and extemporaneously celebrated my son's birthday in Teriyaki Boy in Trinoma. The only guest is her Tita Elvie. These are the food that we ordered.

California Maki. It’s good there’s one left and I was able to capture it.

House tea. It’s the best; because, it’s free.

The classic Ebi Tempura

Kani Salad

Asparagus wrapped in bacon(I forgot the Japanese term)

Yaki Udon (or is it Yaki Soba?)

Unagi Teriyaki - my favorite among my favorites

Salmon Teriyaki - another favorite

My favorite American Seafood Recipe

I love eating but moderately. And, my wife enjoys cooking; and, she collects recipes of different dishes from around the world just to impress me. I am the number one fan of my favorite cook – my wife. And, she knows my favorite food, which is seafood - fishes, shrimps, squids, crabs, shells, and almost anything edible you catch under the sea, river, and pond.

I learned and visited a great site about the Great American Seafood Cook-Off. It is currently holding a cook off - Recipe Contest. The top five recipes have been voted upon and named by the judges. And, it’s up for the people to choose and vote for their favorite recipe from the top five.

I have two favorites and in a quandary which one to vote. They are:
  • Colorado Striped Bass Panzanella by Colorado’s Chef Paul Anders
  • Pan Roasted Glazed Rockfish with Peas and Carrots by Maryland’s Chef Tafari Campbell
After a profound consideration, I picked the Colorado Striped Bass Panzanella. I love eating seafood, particularly fishes. I like their taste; and they are healthier to eat. I believe they have no or little cholesterol.

I will download the recipe and would ask my wife to cook it. She is good in altering recipes. But, if I am to decide, I would rather not alter the recipe. The recipe is created by one of the best chefs; and, it must be good. And, I would request her to use the domestic seafood as they are still fresh and have great taste.

If you have not visited this great site yet: www.GreatAmericanSeafoodCookOff.com, I am encouraging you to do so; and, you will not regret it. Instead, you would learn new recipes created by great chefs. And, if you vote for your favorite recipe, you would get the chance to win a trip to New Orleans prize package.

Sponsored by Lousiana Seafood

Monday, September 1, 2008

Health Calendar - September 2008

The month of September is:
  • Generics Awareness Month
  • Liver Cancer Awareness Month
Other health events:
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Week (1-7)
  • Obesity Prevention and Awareness Week (8-14)
  • World Heart Day (26)
  • World Rabies Day (28).