Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Invisible Pain: End of October

When you love someone...truly love them, friend or lover, you lay your heart open to them.  You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt you - you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul.  And when they do strike, it's crippling --- like having your heart carved out.  it leaves you naked and exposed wondering what you did to make them want to hurt you so badly when all you did was love them.  What is so wrong with you that no one can keep faith with you? That no one can love you? To have it once is bad enough..... but to have it repeated? Who in their right mind would not be terrified of that?
One of the most difficult things to think about in life is one's regrets. Something will happen to you and you will do the wrong thing, and for years afterward you will wish you had done something different.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Animal Themed Halloween + Pastries Overload

Happy Halloween Everyone!
We celebrated Halloween for the 3rd year here at Podium. Last year was Angry Birds Theme that was really a fun time for everyone since it was too popular then. This year's Halloween is sponsored by Nat Geo Junior Explorer, so animal costumes are appreciated but is not highly required. Any costumes are allowed even the usual scary ones and you just need to purchase 1500 worth to sign up for the registration.

Upon registration, they gave us a bag with few candies, lists of participating stores where to get the candy treats and stubs for Face Painting, Balloon Twisting and a free pictorial at Picture Company. So there we go, it's Trick or treat time!!!! It was tiring but fun to go from store to store to get some treats. And because i had a leg injury at the moment, i easily get tired walking. Thank God the elevators are always near the area. Hehe. We weren't able to claim the free pictorial at Picture Company, they were fully booked already but they told us that we can claim it until November so that's pretty okay, we'll just go back next time. We come across a store which i forgot the name that has a halloween backdraft and is offering a free picture taking. Dr. Smile also offers free photobooth where you can get your shots after liking their facebook page. Cool, huh?!

Here are some Animal kids costumes we spotted.  
(Pictures are taken with permission.)
Other costumes: Scary, Superheroes etc.
My Nephew wore a Dinosaur and a Dracula costume.
I must say this year's Halloween is really meant for kids.The event starts at nearly 5:00pm. They had a lot of games where my nephew won two times. The prizes are sponsored by Toy Kingdom. The event host told everyone: "There will be no losers this time,everyone deserves a prize."  So as long as you're part of the game you are entitled for a prize even your group wins or not. Actually, all games should be like that, dont you think? So my nephew was really happy to get two prizes. (one prize he really won it, the other is just given because he participated the game.)
 Aside from getting tired and aching feet, we get lots of different candies. And there goes my childhood favorite candies: the Hawhaw (milk candy) and Yakee (sour gumball) Yehey! Really happy.
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Hey! around 3:00pm, me and Arline met. She brought me the pastries i ordered from her. 

She's really nice. I'm happy to meet her in person yet too sad because we weren't able to have more time for chitchats. 0_o

So that's the boxes she carried all the way from Caloocan to Ortigas. Hehe. Aww..suddenly I felt shy. -_-

WE LOOK CUTE HERE! and yes pretty indeed!!!!! 
no violent reactions please hahaha. ^_^


 Heres the yummy sweets i ordered
So i'll take this chance to write my reviews/feedbacks. 

Custard - It was really delicious. My sister loved it much. And since this is just one i sliced it into 8 pieces like a pizza haha so everyone in the family can have their share.

Mamon - I like the sugary taste and the merengue on top made me really happy. Sugar-sweet fanatic hehe.

Cupcakes - The wrapper was nice, the taste was really yummy and the sweetness of the icing was just right. 

Thanks so much again Arline. It was always nice to meet a new friend 
especially a talented and pretty friend like you.
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 We got home around 9:00pm and i was really dead tired, thanks to Ibuprofen for making all the body pains go away.  Till next.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pan De Amerikana @ Katipunan

 Last Saturday, a family friend invited us for lunch here at Pan de Amerikana. It is located at 131 Katipunan Ave. White Plains, Quezon City. It was our first time to visit but this isn't hard to find since it is the only upside-down restaurant in the area and yes the first and only upside down restaurant in Southeast Asia.
 Pan de Amerikana restaurant Katipunan, Quezon City branch is a themed restaurant featuring an upside down full size Land Rover 4x4 defender 90 with working lights. The interior boasts of a photo gallery and off roading video presentations and focuses on 4x4 countryside motiff. Pan de Amerikana, which is known for its first chess themed restaurant in Marikina, aims to take part in the Department of Tourism mission of developing interesting spots for local and international recognition thereby attracting more investments and revenues thru Philippine tourism. - PDA
If all that things would fall on me, i'll surely get hurt..will add up to my injuries hahaha.

The ambiance is really nice. What i like most about this place is even when its not air conditioned, it is properly ventilated with cool fresh air, a beautiful garden that makes you feel at home, some young pictures of famous artists in the walls and the upside-down decorations that is really amazing. 
Since it was lunchtime and we are really hungry, we ordered their House Specialties: Seafood Platter, Bicol Express, Tenderloin Steak, Pork Asado, Lumpiang Shanghai, Pork BBQ,  Pork Caldereta, Pork Sisig, Waknatoy, Chicken Curry, Bicol Laing, Ilokano Pinakbet and Pancit Bihon/Canton. It was all delicious and affordable. For dessert, we had Halo-halo.

So if you're looking for a unique and affordable place to dine in, you might also want to visit Pan de Amerikana.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Thank you so much Miss Arline of Pinkline for giving me this award. It was so sweet of you to include me in your Top 11 favorites.Thanks again sis! ^_^


What is the Liebster Blog Award?

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

 “Liebster” is German for “favorite”. This award is the “favorite blog award” then. The rules for this one state that you answer the 11 questions asked  by the Blogger who gave you this award.




In order to accept this prestigious award, one must abide by the list of rules which are:
  • Each person must list 11 things about themselves.   
  • Answer the 11 questions that the tagger has set for you PLUS you must create 11 questions of your own for the 11 people you will nominate with this award. 
  • Choose up to 11 bloggers linking them to your post.  
  • Go to their page and inform them of the nomination   
  • Absolutely NO tags back. Remember to ONLY tag bloggers with less than 200 followers.
grabbed from Miss Joanne


11 Random Things about ME

I have this "haba" bolster pillow my mom gave me when i was 5 years old and i still have it now.

Like Miss Anne i hate creepy, slimy, crawling, flying or jumping animals. it freaks me out.  

♥ I love cakes and pastries, i love everything sweet. Sometimes i eat sugar alone.

♥ I don't drink hot coffees. Half hot water and half cold water for my coffee every morning. walang palya.
 
♥ I have 8 pillows and 4 teddy bears in my bed. 

♥ When im so upset with someone or something, i write letters in Shorthand Stenography so it's only me who can read and understand it. hehe. 

♥ I had a beach phobia because i nearly drowned when i was 7 years old (its low tide that time then i go far as i can go since the water is too shallow then suddenly it went high tide and i was really crying for help. Good thing theres a man not so far with a salbabida..funny coz at first he thought i was joking. Nagawa pa niya ko tanungin: "Seryoso ka ba ineng? baka nagbibiro ka lang" i was really scared. When i was safe from the sand i was shaking in fear, i cant even stand.) but i do love snorkeling. 

♥ I don't eat Kare-Kare. 

♥ When i'm really really really mad, i'm too quiet. But when i'm just slightly mad or irritated, i still manage to talk and state the reasons why.
♥ I love cartoons! - Phineas and Ferb, Spongebob and Disney Movies to be exact.

♥ Im a Bicolana so i really love spicy foods.


And here are my answers to Arline of Pinkline's questions

1. What do you think is the best thing about blogging?
Blogging is a way of turning strangers into friends. Reading other people's blogs become a part of my daily life where i discover new/old things, share thoughts and experiences with them. The idea of meeting new friends even when i dont know/see them personally.

2. Who do you admire in blogging and why?
A lot of them including yours of course. (Pinkline) ^_^

3. Whose blogpost you were always excited to read and why?
The ones on my daily reads.

4. What is your dream job?
To work in a big and popular IT company here or abroad. 
To be a fashion model, pastry chef and event specialist too.


5. Name 3 things you have or would have on your bucket list.
Travel around the world, own a food/printing business and be a famous writer someday

6. Mountain climbing or island hopping?
Island hopping. because it always comes with snorkeling.

7. What is your favorite movie quote?
Foreign - What a Girl Wants, 2003
"Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?"

Local - One More Chance, 2007
"Ipikit mo ang mga mata mo, para kung masaktan man ako.. di mo makita."

8. If you're going to be half a billion richer by winning the lottery what's the first thing you would buy?
Franchise of Jollibee hahaha seriously.

9. If you could live anywhere besides where you do now, where would it be?
Cayman Islands.

10. If given all the resources, what kind of business would you want to establish and why?
Food Business - because it is easy to sell and i love to eat
Personalized and Printing Business - because i love to design and make personalized stuffs.

11. Describe yourself in 2 words.
Super. Dreamer.


This award goes to:
  1.  Pretty Hash - Hash Coffee Table Book
  2.  Joanne of Joanne's Blog
  3.  Lady Myx of Myxilog
  4.  Hazel Faith of Pinay RN
  5.  Fiel Kun of Fiel-kun's Thoughts
  6.  Josh of Kulapitot
  7.  Sherene of  Our Journey
  8.  Xoxo grah of Chicturista
  9.  Grazie of Grazie Mom Thoughts
  10.  Phioxee of  Wanderer
  11.  Elilea of Elilea

 And now here are my 11 questions to my nominated bloggers:

  1. How did you get interested in blogging?
  2. When is your blog's anniversary?
  3. How did you come up with the name of your blog?
  4. If you could start all over in life, would you change anything?
  5. What is the most exciting thing you’ve ever done?
  6. Do you believe in true love and destiny?
  7. Sailboat or cruise ship? 
  8. If a genie will grant you 3 wishes, what would it be? 
  9. How old were you before you stopped believing in Santa Claus?
  10. Where is your ideal holiday destination?
  11. Describe yourself in three word.

Friday, October 19, 2012

That so called Octopus Cut

I cant wait for my hair to grow longer, i really want this hairstyle...for a change. So i went to a salon near our place and showed style i want.

Me: I want this kind of hairstyle po.
Stylist: Ahhh....Octopus Cut!
Me: Huh? Whaaaaaat the??!...

The stylist advise me that it wont look exactly like in the picture because my hair isn't that long. Mine was in medium length but i really want a haircut so i insist to make a way, atleast he can make it look like that. Thinking twice i asked:

Me: Kaya po ba?
Stylist: Let's see..come with me.
Me: Awww.. deep inside i wanted to back out but i was too shy since i was the one who insist it in the first place so i followed him instead.


Im clueless thinking that it might be another palpak haircut. Huhu.

By the way, my stylist was a gay. Talking to him i was so confused how to call him.
Kuya ba? kaso baka naman maoffend. Ate kaya? kaso baka sabihin naman assuming ako masyado.
 Waaah. I asked his name. "Nora." So i just call him Miss Nora.  Right in the middle of our conversation i still mistakenly call him kuya or ate. hehehe.
So there..how do i look?
Aww of course i wouldn't dare to cut my hair short again.
But guess what? I did have a boy haircut years ago - Coffee Prince fever
My shortest hair ever
This Koreanovela influenced me so much that i fell in love with Andie's boy haircut.  So do i look handsome too? hahaha.
When my hair is long i miss having a short hair, but when its short, i always wished it will grow long fast.
Weird! But i guess most of the girls go on through that kind of feeling.

Going back, this is what the Octopus cut looks like. Its more like a korean hairstyle commonly known as fashion mullet or scene hairstyle.
I like it so far so good im satisfied.  Having failed haircuts before, this is the first time ever that somebody does it right the way i wanted and expected it to be. Plus, the illusion of having a short hair sometimes is really fun!

Octopus Cut Tips:
  • The longer the hair, the better. Better keep your length.
  • Short layers on top and longer layers on the bottom. 
  • The top of you hair should be full and the bottom thinned out. 
  • The short layers should not be so short that it looks awkward.
  • Layered sideswept bangs. 
  • You want your layers to stand out from one another, not blended into one. 
  • Lastly, when you want a particular hairstyle dont expect too much to have it exactly the same on your hair, for we all have different hair types (thin, thick, wavy, straight and not so straight hair) so sometimes it might not really come out how you wanted it to be.

  
It doesn't really matter how the hairstyles are being called but it's on how you want your hair to look like after the haircut, right? ^_^


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Facts of Existence

Life will break you. 
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Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning.  You have to love. You have to feel.  it is the reason you are here on earth.  You are here to risk your heart.  You are here to be swallowed up.  And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit beside an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps wasting their sweetness.  Tell yourself that you tasted as many as you could.

Walang Hanggan: Katerina and Daniel's Wedding

Fighting for love is worthwhile! 
Walang Hanggan‘s love story of Katerina and Daniel ends up in a very extravagant and expensive wedding costing more than P3 Million!  -entervrexworld
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 Indeed, this is most beautiful wedding on television. What more can i say? The infinite love of two people is in the character of Katerina and Daniel that they surpassed all the troubles they had in their lives. Life may pull them apart but love puts them back together again.  They proved that true love still does exist.

 More than the wedding, I think people are wishing they have the same kind of love that Daniel and Katerina has. Here are some of the scenes. The Bonggacious Wedding ever aired on Philippine Television.

Two people, one love and a promise of eternity
and as we start our lives together,
We are faced with fears, worries and anxiety...
But i know our love is constant and unwavering despite any adversity...
Because in this world of uncertainty...
God has written our love story

It looks like a real wedding.
So the ring was just perfect.
"Dont say we're not right for each other, the way i see it, we're not meant for anyone else."
"Every lady deserves that kind of wedding like that of Katerina of  Walang Hanggan and of course, a groom just like Daniel."

Walang Hanggan cast

SPOILER: According to the news, two leading stars of this Teleserye will die. My guess, that was Katerina and Daniel.  Since it is "Pagmamahalan hanggang sa dulo ng Walang Hanggan" It could really be a tragic ending that may or may not disappoint the televiewers and fanatics.  Hmm? What do you think? Let's just see on their final episode on Wednesday. Dont miss it!!!

"Romantic Movies give you expectations that real life love can't live up to."


Note: Photos are credited to its rightful owners.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Randomness in October

 WHY PEOPLE LIKES ME APP
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I find this facebook app interesting so i tried it. Actually i got two results because i accidentally clicked it twice. Heres the first result i got.
Let me explain further..

FRIENDLY - yeah oo naman pero im really a shy person so others would think im a snob or suplada. Pero shy type lang talaga.

WELL MANNERED - everyone else is and should be..right?

CLEVER GIRL - also a wander girl.. ooopss no violent reactions please.. hahaha ^_^

YOU ALWAYS THINK OF MAKING OTHERS HAPPY - So this part is one of the truest of it all.
 I always want everyone else to be happy especially the ones important to me. To see/know that they are happy in any way i can makes me happier than ever.

The fact is for people to like us, they have their own reasons and it depends on them if we are worth to be liked or better yet be loved in their own special ways.

The second result i got says: " You're a happy go lucky girl. Positive thinker so all likes it"

Find yours @:--> Why People Likes You?

 LUCKY MOMMY
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Last weekend, my mom attended a cooking show in Robinsons Metroeast. You need to buy any item worth 200php so you can join. There are cooking demos and free tasting after, the good part was the raffle promo. Three lucky winners to win Knorr products worth 2500php.  Luckily, my mom was the third winner. Pa-suspense pa.  So heres what she got - Knorr Products, Yummy Magazines with added freebies.  It wasn't that bad, atleast less na sa grocery list yung mga cooking needs.

The Yummy Magazines was full of yummy recipes. It can be bought for 125php. 


MODEL FOR A DAY
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My cousin and her wife is practicing their skills in photography and makeup so when they come to visit our house, unexpectedly, i become their model. (no other choice hahaha!)  

I never learned how to put makeups in my own face but i love it when somebody does it for me.. its definitely a girl thing! 

The makeup-an session lasted for 2 hours and an hour for the photoshoot. Over exposed sa pawis. We used our sala as the studio  so the shots are limited. 

It was fun and we enjoy it a lot. 

More practice so they are planning for a re-shoot maybe this coming weekend and luckily a pre-birthday photoshoot for me na rin. The good thing is it's free! No hidden charges! MERIENDA lang ang katapat.. hehe!


So yun, i really wasn't prepared for this really. Kwento ko na din yung behind the scenes..

My cousins arrived late afternoon to visit and to do a makeup practicing.  Hindi ready yung bangs ko!  (A month ago yata, I asked my mom to cut it for me because it was too long and it irritates my eyes so ayun kinalabasan hindi pantay.)  Hindi rin ready yun eyebags ko!!! Kasi nga i had insomnia so i dont sleep normally so yeah, buti pa yung mga eyebags ko, malulusog.  Hindi lang masyadong mahalata because of the edited version my cousin made. But in the raw files, the eyebags are really obvious. But then its okay na din since trial makeup and trial photoshoot lang naman. 

Next time if i cant beat my dear insomnia, i should just use concealer to hide my eyebags. Any concealer brand recommendations? (para sa stage 3 eyebags hehehe)

Im not really prepared buti na lang may bonggacious headband ako that made it look better. The headband was given by my aunt months ago.  I really thought i could not use it. Of course, im not a super fashionista that can wear anything when going out..takot ko lang mapagtawanan, hahaha.  So there perfect timing lang pala, atleast for once, nagamit ko din. 


1. ELF Makeup Palette

2. BODY SHOP Brush on Radiance
    My sister bought this but she gave it to me after. The effect of this is like a shimmery cheeks that shines but the good thing it doesnt glitters. Parang pawis looking na hindi naman. Parang no makeup look din. Hirap iexplain haha. You can apply it over a blush on or just this brush on.  

3. Two Way Eyebrow Cake
    Trivia: It was not good to use Eyebrow pencils in your eyebrows because it will make your brows thin and makakalbo daw.  Instead, use a brush and this eyebrow cake when lining your brows. The same with putting eyeliner.

Daming kaartehan na ngayon ko lang din nalalaman hehe.


DRAMA PRINCESS
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Awww. Super emote lang lately because of some random things. Too much drama. Wishful thinkings..that its much nicer to live everyday with no pressures or having that thought that you dont need to prove/explain yourself to someone or anyone..right? Or maybe yes prove and try to patch things up even with the thought that its gonna be broken again. nakakainis. So many things i wanted to say but sometimes drowning myself in silence is the best thing to do. Because sometimes words are never enough to explain how you feel and also sometimes it will just make things worse because you're always misunderstood.

Its not about love but its more about LIFE.


The way to happiness is to cease worrying ab0ut things which are beyond the power of our will. ♥

Till next!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Siomai Love on Teacher's Day

HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY!

 Here's a short story on how i became a teacher.

At first, I never wanted to be in the teaching field because im such a shy girl, i hate reporting in front of class (i usually absent or come late when i know its my turn to report hahaha) but then it all started with my course.  My first option was Computer Science/Information Technology and 2nd was Entrepreneurial Management but sadly it was both full already (no slots) so they suggest me that there's still a slot for another course, so that was the course i had. (Business Teacher Education) A lot of my classmates doesn't want to be a teacher too, or even the course. But when we reached on our 2nd year, we come to love the course and the idea of teaching others and sharing what we have learned.

I enjoy the most learning English and Tagalog Stenography. 

By the way, my course have two options, office work or teaching. I realized by then, i was so lucky to have what i had. The hard part of college for me was when were having our Practicum before we can graduate. That time, i need to take it more seriously so even im the shyest girl i really tried my best.

Having that course, i have two OJT - office work and school teaching.

Right after i graduated i took the Licensure Examination for Teachers. Waaah 800 questions for the whole day. First set was all about general infos etc and second set was all the subjects.  Luckily, i passed the board. Thank God. That's the time i felt i become official in this field.

Way back then, i handled students both in public and private in secondary level. I can remember how embarrassing my first day on class. I was really shy introducing myself hahaha.

 To sum it all up,  It was a fulfilling experience in a hard way.

“To teach is to learn twice.”
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For the teachers who teach from the heart and not only from the book, i admire you all Ma'am and Sir! Happy Teacher's Day again - Most especially to our teachers/professors who helped and guide us to become the person we are today.
sm taytay appreciation wall

                  “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Teachers got Discounts @ SM and Starcity

 Calling all Teachers!
Teachers 10% OFF with a minimum P500 single-receipt purchase of regular-priced items upon presentation of your school ID and your SM Advantage, SM Prestige or BDO Rewards card from October 3-5, 2012 at SM Department Stores nationwide. Non-members get 5% off upon presentation of their school ID.
I'll grab this one, i wonder what's the "free" after the purchase..hmmm?

 In celebration of National Teacher's Month, Star City will be giving 50% discount to all Teachers and one (1) companion.  Teachers are required to present one (1) valid school identification card and/or PRC id to avail the said promo.

Promo runs until October 5, 2012 only.
 I want to avail this discount..
 i just hope Teacher's got day off too so Teachers can date. hahaha.

So who's coming with me? yey! 

wish..wish..wish...^_^

info source: starcity facebook official page


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Digital Martial Law: 10 Scary Things About the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012



(SPOT.ph) Cyberspace has become the platform of the best and worst things that people can come up with when they're online. While it's a hotbed of game-changing ideas and artistic expression, it has also turned into a breeding ground for trolls and cyberthugs. That being said, well-meaning Pinoy lawmakers thought it best to pass Republic Act No. 10175 or The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. But, wait! There's a catch. This very same law that professes to protect us from those who would do us wrong via digital means also threatens to take away our freedom to say what we want.

Senator Tito Sotto proudly owned up to the fact that he was responsible for inserting the libel clause into the law. Senator Chiz Escudero called the insertion a "mistake" and has said that he'll move to have the law repealed. Meanwhile, Senator TG Guingona (along with the other senators who didn't back the law) continues to be against the law. For its part, MalacaƱang said President Noynoy Aquino thoroughly reviewed the law before he affixed his signature to it—a fact which strikes some people as strange. There are those who have remarked that if P-Noy's father, Ninoy, was still around, he probably be among those protesting what has come to be called as "cyber martial law."

For the record, the following senators voted to pass the law:
  1. Sen. Tito Sotto
  2. Sen. Bong Revilla
  3. Sen. Manny Villar
  4. Sen. Lito Lapid
  5. Sen. Koko Pimentel
  6. Sen. Jinggoy Estrada
  7. Sen. Loren Legarda
  8. Sen. Chiz Escudero
  9. Sen. Ping Lacson
  10. Sen. Gringo Honasan
  11. Sen. Pia Cayetano
  12. Sen. Bongbong Marcos
  13. Sen. Ralph Recto

Sure, the law does have some good points, but its "nasty parts" can't be ignored. With the help of InterAksyon.com's series of articles about the Cybercrime Prevention Actas well as news clips from GMA-7, ABS-CBN, and ANCwe have listed 10 of the law's scariest parts:

1. It only wants to hear nice things . If you're a law-abiding citizen who happens to use blogs, Facebook, and Twitter to let the world know about your beef against, say, certain elected officials who are far from being geniuses—then you've been living a lie. Under the Cybercrime Prevention Act, you're just like any other cybercriminal. Your tweet about the barangay captain who loves San Miguel more than his job? That could be classified as libel, which is defined in the Revised Penal Code as "the public and malicious imputation of a crime, or of a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status, or circumstance tending to cause the dishonor, discredit, or contempt of a natural or juridical person..." Take note of the part where it says "real or imaginary." You're damned if you're lying and you're damned if you're telling the truth.


2. It champions the dead by asking the living to shut up. Under the Cybercrime Prevention Act, you would also be committing a crime if you "blacken the memory of one who is dead." So, what happens if the person who died was a criminal who molested kids, backed a law that resulted in thousands of people being tortured, or killed journalistsand you're documenting his or her evil deeds for a history book? Out of being nice, do you erase the "bad parts" of his or her life? The law says, if you can't say anything good, then you better not say anything at all. That's great for petty issues but not when we're talking about people who use their position to take advantage of defenseless individuals.



3. It's so "special" that it hurts. In an InterAksyon.com article, News5 resource person Atty. Mel Sta. Maria—who teachers at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law—pointed out that the Cybercrime Prevention Act is tagged as a mala prohibita law.  Sta. Maria explained: "It is an accepted legal rule that offenses under special laws are considered mala prohibita as distinguished from mala in se. [For mala in se], there must be a criminal mind to be convicted. In murder, theft, robbery and other offenses punished by our Revised Penal Code, for example, intention to do wrong is an essential element. [For mala prohibita], there need not be a criminal mind. The mere perpetuation of the prohibited act is enough." So, even if you're kidding around by using somebody's name as a verb or noun to signify not-too-admirable acts (Noynoying, Sottomy, etc), you could get arrested.


4. It's a time traveler. In an InterAksyon.com article written by Patrick Villavicencio, University of the Philippines College of Law Professor Atty. JJ Disini said that under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 the so-called "victims" and their lawyers "could argue in court that old libelous posts [that are] still live today can be charged with online libel." The report further quoted Disini, who explained, "Kasi pwede nilang sabihin na (Because it could mean) by keeping it there today, you’re still publishing it now. So if you’re still publishing it after the law took effect, then you’re liable for its publication today." So, that scathing post about your ex that you put up way back in 2004? You could end up going to jail for that. It's an I Know What You Posted Several Summers Ago scenario


 5. It's outdated. An InterAksyon.com article, citing Human Rights Watch (HRW) Asia, noted: "The Philippines' libel law, enacted during the American colonial period and intended mainly to stifle dissent, continues to consider the offense a criminal act. Media organizations contend the law on libel has most often been used by people in power to harass journalists and muzzle critical reportage."



6. It won't like you liking what it doesn't like. Those who play a part in unwittingly or willfully encouraging the spread of libelous content shall be charged for abetting libel. That means the act of clicking the "Like" button of Facebook or retweeting posts on Twitter may be tagged as unlawful as well. Time to "unlike" those anti-establishment Facebook pages and unfollow those fake Twitter accounts spoofing persons in power.


7. It's prudish. Under the Cybercrime Prevention Act, cybersex is a crime. We agree that it is so—when it's a profit-oriented venture taking advantage of hapless individuals such as minors or those who have been directly or indirectly coerced into the seedy industry. The law defines cybersex thus: "The willful engagement, maintenance, control, or operation, directly or indirectly, of any lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activity, with the aid of a computer system, for favor or consideration." However, what if cybersex is done by two consenting adults? If a woman sends a picture of herself eating ice cream in a suggestive manner to her boyfriend, will she be stoned to death sent to jail if someone rats her out?


8. It shits on wit. In his InterAksyon opinion piece, Ramil Digal Gulle explained: "Interestingly, the Supreme Court of the Philippines has also ruled that even ironic, suggestive, or metaphorical language could be considered libelous. You don’t have to directly call someone a liar and a thief to get sued for libel. It’s enough to suggest it or state it sarcastically—as long as you do so in a public manner like posting on the Internet." (We're taking this opportunity to ask our followers, to please visit us in jail if they have the time or if they're not already in jail with us.)


9. It won't play fair. In an InterAksyon.com article, Atty. Mel Sta. Maria pointed out: "Section 1 of Article III of the Bill of Rights of the 1987 Constitution provides that 'no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws.' However, under Section 19 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act, 'when a computer data is prima facie found to be in violation of the provisions of this Act, the Department of Justice (DOJ) shall issue an order to restrict or block access to such computer.'" No court intervention is needed, the DOJ can go right ahead and compel you to stop publishing your posts.


 10. It's got killer penalties. If you get nabbed for online libel, you may spend a maxiumum of 12 years in prison and be fined a maximum of ₱1,000,000. It's like a trick question: Would you rather shell out the hefty amount that would kill you or would you rather waste 12 years of your life behind bars, where, at some point, you'd wish you were dead?

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 Some COMMENTS from the People of the Philippines:
"di kasi sila marunong mag-blog, or mag-facebook, di nila alam ang kahalagahan ng internet. THEY CAN'T SOLVE REAL CRIMES, THAT'S WHY THEY TURNED VIRTUAL"
" This is just another example of government waaaay over stepping their bounds"

'This law is against the freedom of speech. Ganyan ba sila? Of course, sino magpapasa ng ganyang law? the popular, st*p*d and plagiarism senators who are so into power and money. Kaya hindi makausad ang pilipinas. Nagpapasa ng batas pero ano? Ang lawak. Kaya ang nangyayari even just a simple retweet or post can be a crime. Ito ba ung mga taong binoto natin? Pinagkatiwalaan natin? Dahil lang ba sikat sila? Pinadaan sa under the table ang botohan? Funny thing is hindi na tayo nagiging bobo nagiging walang pakilam lang kasi kung kailan ipapatupad na ito bukas saka tayo naggaganyan. These law was on the news way months ago. Sana kung ganito tayo noon eh di sana meron na amendment at na revise na ito."

martial law in the 21st century. this doesn't sound so good. why would you silence the public? just because they know and see things bad about you, and you couldn't do anything to defend yourself from all of it, now you use a ridiculous law to be your shield? come on! if you are living an upright life and been governing the right way, no stone shall be thrown at you. you wouldn't need an incomprehensible law, a law that violates mass people's freedom of speech. this shouldn't be passed. put your efforts elsewhere. the areas where your valuable efforts were to serve your country. 

"Dapat kasama sa cybercrime law ung pagnanakaw ng blog para gawing speech sa senate. "

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MY VIEWS:

It's good in a way but it's bad in MANY ways..
Errr...
Will i be sued re-posting this? LOL.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

PopTalk: Waterproof Phones

If there's waterproof cameras before now theres Waterproof phones too!
Having that kind of phone sounds really cool. There are no limits anymore, even when youre in the pool or beach or even just having a shower (that's to o.a i know haha) you can text and call anytime.

I want to share Poptalk's review on 3 smartphones for those who haven't watched it.

(Click for each phone name for full  specs)  




Released: August 2012 
Price: 26,000php +
Touch-sensitive controls
  IP57 certified - dust and water resistant
  Water proof up to 1 meter and 30 minutes




Released: October 2012
Price: 12,000php +
  Dust and water resistant
Touch-sensitive controls
I THINK I WANT THIS ONE! weee.


Released: April 2009
 Price: 3,500php
MIL-STD-810F certified - salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
IP57 certified - dust and water proof (up to 1m for 30 mins) 
  Anti-shock materials (urethane)
Flashlight 


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POPTALK REVIEWS:
Sony Experia Acro S - even its wet the shots are still great, doesnt even blur. You can text/call even having a slide experience in a pool like what they did in Poptalk. So it was a POP!

 Motorola Defy - the same as Sony, the shots are great too. Just that maybe when it gets too very wet, it works a bit slow.  This is dust-proof, they put this on the ground and cover it with sand. Pretty cool huh?

Samsung B2100 Xplorer - This is good too but when it gets too wet, chances are water will go inside its LCD and will hang for a couple of minutes. Its cheaper though.

 
These kind of phones will last depending on how you will use it.  Even if its waterproof, it doesnt really mean you have to use it in/with water all the time. Right?

To have waterproof phones could mean that even when youre into some water sports you can update your facebook, tweet an update or even call/text someone right away. Worry no more if your phone gets wet. Sounds really amazing. Hahaha! Grab yours now! ^_^


Monday, October 1, 2012

Wake me up when September Ends

Another month has come to an end. When Ber months arrived, days goes by so fast.  Christmas is so near! We've started buying some gifts since there are lots of Sale and crowd isn't that huge yet.  Too excited but we haven't put a Christmas Tree yet and even Christmas decors. I guess we'll gonna buy some new decors but we'll be using the old Christmas Tree we had last year.

So there, yesterday my mom, my sister and me went to Robinsons MetroEast, we're just supposed to check on something but we ended up buying almost a dozen pair of shoes. It's our weakness! Besides, its very girl's never-ending wants. So i confess, these are our sins! (hahaha)

Australian Shoes 1500php - 800php shoes at 50% off! 
Same design, different colors..how i love colorful shoes. 
My sister likes shade of beige colors so all of those was her picks. My mom got two pairs as well.

 It took us almost 2 hours just in the Ladies Shoes department. I overheard someone talking to her friend: "Uy! Anong petsa na grabe mas matagal ka pa pala mamili ng sapatos kesa sakin! Tara na gabi na kaya wala na akong nabili puro sapatos na lang!" 
Hahaha. Funny but true.

 Even us we were trapped in the shoes section for the rest of the hours until closing.  So the ending we purchased too much shoes and some other girly stuffs. That's what happens when girls go malling together.  Really fun moments with my mom and sis.

ME AND MY KULIT BOY'S PILLOWPET PENGUINS
My mom bought this because she wanted a very soft pillow she can use. It was really soft and too cute to use as a pillow, more like a stuff toy.  Unluckily, my nephew (my kulit boy) and i get this two cute and cuddly penguins from my mom which she freely gave to us with a little sad paawa expression in her  face hahaha.
The two penguins looks so sweet together. That's how it looks like when it is not folded. Kinda big..
 So bye September, Hello October!

bubzhaircut
Im looking forward to find the right salon and perfect hairstylist to give me this haircut.  A lot of times before my haircut is always murdered by hairstylists who cut my hair very differently from the style i want. To think that i show some pictures and explain the style i want and then will still end up a disaster. Though, it was not that bad but its when they cant achieve the outcome i want. Was it me or was it them? Anyway, still waiting to have my hair a bit longer. Also planning to re-dye my hair.

Till then!

"Life's ironic, how good can memories make you cry while the bad memories can make you laugh."