Tuesday, May 26, 2009

ASUS Ultimate 2009 Overclocking Show

May 23, 2009 – The 1st big OC event in the city – the ASUS Ultimate Overclocking Show was held @ SM City Cebu Entertainment Plaza. Two teams, Cebu Extreme Overclockers and Sugbo Elite Overclockers, showed their skills and outdoing each others in tweaking computer’s hardware to function above its original specs. Sugbo Elite Overclockers emerged as the overall winner for the said competition. With the top hardware provided by ASUS such as their latest Intel Core i7 board – Rampage II Gene and the OC recod-breaking AMD-based motherboard, M4A79-T deluxe, overclockers were experiencing more power delivery in achieving superb performance, more stable, power efficiency was enhanced and there’s a lower temperature upon loading. You can now boost your computer with the ASUS overclocking tools.

Freebies and cool gadgets were also given to the audience for the Q and A. Computer geeks had their moments of asking queries about advantages and disadvantages and other related stuffs in OC. CBS were also present in supporting this event and we’re so thankful for the invitation from the ASUS Media contacts especially to Angie Limbaco of First Tier Branding Solutions Inc. and the ASUS staffs as well.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cebu Bloggers Society Ambigram

Ambigram also sometimes known as an inversion, is a typographical design or artform that may be read as one or more words not only in its form as presented, but also from another viewpoint, direction or orientation. The words readable in the other viewpoint, direction or orientation may be the same or different from the original words. (wikipedia)

Few years back I was reading on John Langdon’s artwork about ambigram. I was fascinated the swiftness of his letters and its stroke. He created the Angels and Demons ambigram a book from the bestselling author Dan Brown which eventually became a movie. John Langdon’s artwork includes in the top 10 most famous ambigrams. Dan Brown used Langdon (Robert) as the main character in his books in gratitude to John’s creativeness for the ambigrams.

I have created some ambigrams before. Some words were easy to transform and invert while other may take a lot of time. This one (cebubloggerssociety) was done yesterday. I hardly get this completed because in the first place I’m not used in doing this mind boggling artwork and I can’t fused two letters that can be read inversely into different letters. As a result, letters R and S in BLOGGERS blended yielding an optical illusion.

See its animated image. Click >>> Cebu Bloggers Society

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Katrina Halili Scandal is out!

Katrina Halili is a Kapuso Star and a Starstruck talent search member became an actress,and a commercial model. She made her screen debut via StarStruck, but did not gain popularity until playing the antagonist roles which I think fits her personality. She became a cover girl of leading magazines such as FHM and Maxim Philippines. She was voted as FHM Philippines' sexiest woman for the year 2006 and bagged the title yet again in 2007. She is the first StarStruck contestant to top the FHM Philippines' 100 Sexiest list and the only Filipina celebrity to have won the title twice in a row. She is a three-time FHM Philippines cover girl with 123,000 votes, she placed 2nd in 2008 next to Marian Rivera.

Hayden Kho is 28 years old and a young doctor who hailed from Marinduque, and who is only an employee of Belo Medical Group. He became popular in a Kapuso show entitled Celebrity Duet which slot was purposely for Vicky Belo who refused and gave to him instead.

Just when the news broke out that they’re together again (Hayden & Vicky) coincide with the circulating internet scandal of their (Hayden & Katrina) sensual dancing in a tune of Careless Whisper. This is the same situation with our very own pride that got the Best Roasted Pig in the World from TIME magazine with the outbreak of swine influenza A or H1N1.

See the screenshots from the video and decide in yourself what lies after the show. Hmmmm…we’re thinking the same. LOL

ASUS Ultimate 2009 Overclocking Show

Ang Asus adunay Ultimate 2009 Overclocking Show nga pagahimuon sa SM City Cebu karong Mayo 23, 2009, Sabado, alas tres hangtod alas singko sa kahapunon (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM) diha sa Entertainment Plaza duol ra gyud sa Foodcourt. Nahimutang ang maong lugar sa kinaubsang bahin sa maong edipisyo. Usa kini sa trese ka adlaw nga kalihukan kalabot sa pagpasundanyag sa ASUS PC nga gihimo kagahapong adlawa ug mahuman karong domingo (May 14-27).

Aron mabulukon ang maong kalihukan, naghimo sila ug kompetisyon, nga gitawag ug Overclocking, alang sa mga mahiligon sa kompyuter. Ang tumong ug tuyo niini mao ang pagpamatuod sa mga kutikutihan ug kompyuter sa ilang kabangkaagan ug kaalam unsaon sa pagpaanindot sa dagan sa ordinaryong kompyuter nga susama na kini ug abilidad sa mga mahalong kompyuter ginamit ang nagkada-iya ug mga baratuhong piyesa gikan sa lain-laing marka sa kompyuter. Usa kini ka paagi aron mominus ang gastos ikompara sa mga presyo sa bag-ong nanggawas nga mga modelo.

Giawhag ang tanang interesado sa pagtambong sa maong kalihukan karong sabado sa hapon adto sa SM Cebu. Magkita kita lang ta ninyo didto puhon!

Cebu Bloggers Society will be joining this event. Seeyah!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is celebrated every second Sunday of May. This was created by Anna Marie Jarvis in honor for her mother. This has been observed by sending cards and flowers to the mothers throughout the world. Her name seems close to my dear wife Anna Mae, the mother of my beloved daughter. We simply celebrated it by attending mass and have our bonding moments in the house with our daughter Alexandra.

H ow much I love you I can’t say
A lthough we expressed our feelings freely
P art of only being true to one another
P lanning to conquer every worries and fear
Y our understanding wiped out every strife
M ama Mai, am so proud to have you in my life
O ur faith and trust has bonded us solidly
T hough we haven’t had each other daily but
H appiness grows in our loving home everyday
E very grace and blessing that showers upon us
R emind me of how grateful I am ‘cause you have
S acfriced a lot, in so many ways, just for us
D istance between us may not hinder for you are
A lways my loving wife and caring mother
Y ou happen to exist for me from the Provider

A perfect wife is one who doesn't expect a perfect husband and a mother to whom you hurry when you are troubled. I love you Mama Mai. Happy Mother’s Day.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Philipine Education

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others but among professionals, teachers receive the lowest monthly salary. Old issue that our teachers faced up and dealing with is work overloading. This is a situation where they can’t evade due to shortage of teachers. In its Memorandum No. 29 issued last June 13, the Department of Education (DepED) instructed public school teachers “to fully utilize the six hour actual classroom teaching time.” This means that a teacher must spend six hours facilitating classes. But this memorandum, as I observed with my wife, might prevented her from doing other things like writing lesson plans and preparing instructional materials. It also stated that teachers are not exempted from the eight-hour working time. Thus, the remaining two hours should be spent for activities “within or outside school premises to comply with the eight-hour workday.” But according to the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) teachers are to spend “not more than six hours” for actual classroom teaching based on the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers.

Petition to increase the salary of our public school teachers still circulating through the net. I am joining this cause in alleviating the stressful life and the worsening working conditions of our teachers. Teachers comprise one-third of the 1.5 million government employees as per ACT. Their disconcerting plight contributes largely to the deterioration of the state of Philippine education.

Read this petition and join us in raising the banner of our beloved teachers. In behalf of my wife, I have signed this petition (see no.198 of this petition) just to upgrade the education system of our country. If the foundation is weak, the building will undoubtedly collapse.

My wife in this photo gave an inventory test to her students. Notice the boy in the center who is looking at the camera. His name is Jeslie M. Lapus. Does it ring a bell to you? Well, he got the same name like our DepEd Secretary himself though of different spelling. Here's the ID that I made for free for the students of my wife.

By the way, my wife, Mrs. Anna Mae F. Rallos is a public school teacher assigned in Brgy. Tabunok, Hilongos, Leyte.

Monday, May 4, 2009



Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs cause by type A influenza viruses (H1N1 subtype) that causes outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen.

Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person to person, but in the past, this transmission was limited and not sustained beyond three people. Because it is a new strain, the body’s natural immunity to it is low.


There are no vaccines that contain the current swine influenza virus causing illness in humans. It is not known whether current human seasonal influenza vaccines can provide any protection. Influenza viruses change very quickly. It is important to develop a vaccine against the currently circulating virus strain for it to provide maximum protection to the vaccinated people. This is why WHO needs access to as many viruses as possible in order to select the most appropriate candidate vaccine virus.


Antiviral drugs for seasonal influenza are available in some countries and effectively prevent and treat the illness. There are two classes of such medicines. 1) adamantanes (amantadine and remantadine), and 2) inhibitors of influenza neuraminidase (oseltamivir and zanamivir).


The symptoms of swine flue in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include Fever (greater than 100º F or 37.8ºC), Cough, Sore Throat, Body Aches, Headache, Chills and Fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu.

In the past, severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been reported with swine flu infection in people. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.


Spread of this swine flu A (H1N1) virus is sought to be happening in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing of people with influenza. Sometimes people infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.


Infected people may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 7 or more days after becoming sick. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.


First and most important: Wash your hands. Try to stay in good general health. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food. Try not to touch surfaces that may be contaminated with flu virus.


• Avoid live animal markets, poultry and pig farms in infected countries
• Always maintain high level of personal hygiene especially before and after food preparation and in-out of toilets. Regularly wash your hands.
• Cook pork thoroughly.
• Do not consume half done pork.
• While in an affected region, seek immediate medical attention if you develop influenza-like symptoms. (high fever, body pain, coughing and red nose)

High-tech na sad ang mga bacteria karon kabalo na mag'mutate.
Gituyo ba or natunong lang gyud ang article kalabot adtong best roasted pig in the world sa TIME Magazine by Anthony Bourdain aning Swine Influenza A (H1N1)?