Monday, May 28, 2012

NIKON D800

Thanks sis for the yummy Nikon D800
^_^

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Natal Day

I'm with You Lord.
Thanks so much.
With all my heart, praises for You.
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Friday, May 25, 2012

Surprise me!

It's my day tomorrow...
Surprise me!



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Thursday, May 24, 2012

bangui windmills

sniper @ bangui

can't get enough of the windmills

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Reminder

Dear oliver, you remind me of the superhero.

:)

I'm delighted at the fact that I could watch Echo on tv and be reminded of you. While you used to kid around telling me that it is John Lloyd whom you resemble the most, I would love to tell you at this moment that your antics, your sweetness, your smiles, the way you look at me in the eyes, is soooo Oliver

But this doesn't mean anything. Not that I want you here right now. No. Though I would love too, a bit :)) lol.

I'm just sanctifying the memories, the ones I could hold on to forever. If there's such thing as forever, I guess this is it. I could walk down this memory lane forever without feeling a tinge of pain.

Sbi nga ni mike, SMILE.

I need not be distracted, gotta breeze through the exam on fri and sat.

And then...

Happy birthday na :))

Yeey!!!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Milky

Hot milk while reviewing. Parang little princess lang :)) Seriously, kinakabahan ako. Last 3 nights... God bless me.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Solitude

Solitude is a friend.

:'(

Sometimes I wish the cards had fallen differently on me.

Ganto ata talaga pag tumatandang mag isa. Madalas tinotoyo :))

Ang lungkot.
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Bangui windmill

Snapping the windmill at bangui,ilocos
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lemme sleep

Spent a night of good vibes with dearie friends over a bottle of beverage.while it took half the effort to bug me down with a 5% alco,it took them at least 3 horses to knock them out, and snore the hell in here. Now I need to plug something to my ears to enjoy this cold night.lol.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Patapat viaduct

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

long exposure failure

when the epic long exposure is a total failure :))

back


lemme come back.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stocks here and there

Notice of cash dividends from BPI.

Yipeeeeeeeeee!
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W+f

W+f. Who did this? :furious:
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

sweet relief

I had been struggling for a relief for this dry cough that has been pestering me for more than three weeks. After the two-day ordeal with guaifenessin gel, I was reluctant to take it anymore considering some major impacts it can bring to my deary filtering machine. The good thing though is that the infection invasion could have subsided a bit, because the fever had stopped coming anymore. My temperature was back at normal, and I no longer have to depend to paracetamol for an ease of movement.

I do gargle with warm water with salt, drank Calamansi juice, squeeze lemon and calamansi for juice, but the effects are still on its way.

So last night, I decided to make love with honey.

Poured half a cup of honey and squeeze one whole lemon juice into it.

This will be my cough syrup.

Took two tablespoons of the concoction.

I didn't bark the whole night, and had a relaxing sleep.

Such a sweet relief.

 

I still got a long,long day to take my sweety coughy syrup. And i'm lovin' it.

Monday, May 14, 2012

TAAL VOLCANO (Panorama)

 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Good night

Sleeping earlier.
Good night everyone.
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Crater

Indeed hottest at the crater!

Taal Volcano Crater
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

weaker

The dry cough that has been plaguing me for weeks made me weaker each day. It would be easier if I could just splurge on syrups to cushion the blow, but I’m afraid it isn't acceptable on my system. So there goes the warm water to comfort my throat.

 

I would have skipped work today and took my much needed rest if not for the quality control meeting.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

uninspired

Tuesday. I am still hoping I could feel a slight tinge of work-related excitement. As always, it's an epic fail.
I despise this everyday encounter with disappointments, with all the mundane tasks assigned by no less than my no-brainer boss. Sometimes I would program my mind to just not mind him, work for the love of work, but then my ritual would be put into halt as soon as he sits on his thrown and open the book he's reading (John Maxwell's 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership). Not only am I disturbed by his sheer act of utilizing the company time for his personal affairs, but also at the thought that he might have a total brain fissure for the lack of capacity to absorb all the knowledge the book has to offer.
Oh right, I'm one hell of a b!tch. Too sorry for him for having a subordinate like me. But I am most unfortunate for having someone like him as a boss, I am really sorry, but I do not feel motivated nor inspired working under his umbrella. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

SUPERMOON

It's been a while since I last took a shot of the moon. The night illuminator has always been dearest to me for so many reasons.

 

So here’s my take on the supermoon last night.

 

You may want to read earthsky.org’s article about May 2012 full moon:

 

Is biggest and closest full moon on May 5, 2012 a supermoon?

According to U.S. clocks, May 5, 2012 features the closest and largest full moon of this year. Calendars say May 6, by the way, for this same close full moon as seen from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. The word perigee describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month. But last year, when the closest and largest full moon occurred on March 19, 2011, many used a term we’d never heard: supermoon. We’ve heard this term again at this 2012 close full moon. What does it mean exactly? And how special is the May 5, 2012 supermoon?

The word supermoon didn’t come from astronomy. Instead, it came from astrology. Astrologer Richard Nolle of the website astropro.com takes credit for coining the term supermoon. In 1979, he defined it as:

…a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, moon and sun are all in a line, with moon in its nearest approach to Earth.

By this definition, according to Nolle:

There are 4-6 supermoons a year on average.

That doesn’t sound very special, does it? In fact, tonight’s full moon lines up much more closely with perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth – than Nolle’s original definition. The 2012 May full moon falls some six minutes after perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth for this month. At perigee, the moon lies only 356,955 kilometers (221,802 miles) away. Later this month, on May 19, the moon will swing out to apogee – its farthest point for the month – at 406,448 kilometers (252,555 miles) distant. So you can see tonight’s moon really is at its closest.

In fact, May 2012 presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth since March 19, 2011, at which time the moon was a scant 380 kilometers closer to Earth. The moon won’t come as close as tonight’s extra-close moon until August 10, 2014 – although in 2013 the moon at its closest (June 23, 2013) will lie only 36 kilometers farther away than the closest moon in 2012. (See table below) Maybe this helps you see that supermoons – while interesting – are fairly routine astronomical events.

Even the proximity of full moon with perigee in today’s moon isn’t all that rare. The extra-close moon in all of these years – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 – finds the full moon taking place within an hour or so of lunar perigee. More often than not, the closest perigee of the year comes on the day that the full moon and perigee coincide.

By the way, according to U.S. clocks, the full moon falls this evening at precisely at 10:35 p.m. Central Daylight Time. This same full moon falls tomorrow (Sunday, May 6) at 3:35 Universal Time (UT) – the standard time at the prime meridian of 0o longitude, or, for example, in Greenwich, England.

How often does the full moon coincide with perigee? Closest full moons recur in cycles of 14 lunar (synodic) months, because 14 lunar months almost exactly equal 15 returns to perigee. A lunar month refers to the time period between successive full moons, a mean period of 29.53059 days. An anomalistic month refers to successive returns to perigee, a period of 27.55455 days. Hence:

14 x 29.53059 days = 413.428 days
15 x 27.55455 days = 413.318 days

This time period is equal to about 1 year, 1 month, and 18 days. The full moon and perigee will realign again on June 23, 2013, because the 14th full moon after today’s full moon will fall on that date.

Moon closest to Earth

 

Year

Date

Distance

2011

March 19

356,575 km

2012

May 6

356,955 km

2013

June 23

356,991 km

2014

August 10

356,896 km

2015

September 28

356,877 km

Looking further into the future, the perigee full moon on November 14, 2016 (356,509 km) will even be closer than the one on March 19, 2011 (356,575 km). The perigee full moon will come closer than 356,500 kilometers for the first time in the 21st century on November 25, 2034 (356,446 km). The closest moon of the 21st century will fall on December 6, 2052 (356,421 km).

Will the tides be higher than usual? Yes, all full moons bring higher-than-usual tides, and perigee full moons bring the highest (and lowest) tides of all. Each month, on the day of the full moon, the moon, Earth and sun are aligned, with Earth in between. This line up creates wide-ranging tides, known as spring tides. High spring tides climb up especially high, and on the same day low tides plunge especially low.

Today’s extra-close full moon accentuates these monthly (full moon) spring tides all the more.

If you live along a coastline, watch for high tides caused by the May 5-6 perigee full moon – or supermoon – over the next several days. Will the high tides cause flooding? Probably not, unless a strong weather system moves into the coastline where you are. Still, keep an eye on the weather, because storms do have a large potential to accentuate high spring tides.

As a result, if you live near a coast, you’ll want to be on the lookout for higher-than-usual tides.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/is-biggest-and-closest-full-moon-on-may-5-2012-a-supermoon

 

 

 

 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Reunion

I don't know where this came from, but I suddenly had this awkward feeling that drove me to skip our highschool reunion.

I have always loved our highschool section Diamond. I've been with small and large gatherings of the group and I must say there isn't any dull moment. I always look forward to spending time with them, to reconnect with our past, to reminisce our moments, to relish our good old times. I must say my highschool classmates are all great, even exceptional. They are all special in my heart. It's just that.. I do not know really.

I chose to be with the moon tonight.

I know I have failed big time. Haven't accomplished some things in my 30 years of existence. I fu(k3d my career and lost my heart. Fine. I'm on my own and sometimes it sucks. Most of the times it's a lot more fun :)) I suddenly feel lost in the transition.

For the reason that I can't present myself tonight to them. This is not the typical me. I just can't be with the cheerful crowd. I do not have the bag of answers to their questions, silly and serious ones. I am torn and void of sanity.

I skipped the diamonds reunion, but reunited with the coward in me.
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

saturday

I love Saturdays. It marks the last day of our workweek, and i am always more than excited to go home and spend a weekend off from work.
As i have obviously professed, i hate the persons i work with, but i really have to bite the bullets in order for me to live. As far as i am concerned, i can no longer do the drama, so i have decided to end my sufferings and claim my fame outside this hell. I am not quitting my profession, but merely stepping out of the hell that took advantage of it.
If there's one thing that i am so sure of, it's the realization that the company is bound to lose the best people that they have.
Nuff said.
Gotta get back to work. I am soooo sleepy i can't get my gears engaged for a juicy produce.
I am more than happy to be with my fellow osa servi later for an early dinner. The cravings for freedom fries need to be satiated.
I need a break. Maybe a month or two will do.
Gtg.





Friday, May 4, 2012

Vulcanized

After the nth time for casually inflating sweetie's rear left wheel, I finally had the time to have it vulcanized. I'm afraid I ran out of five-peso coins to pay for each "pahangin" so I took a stop at the nearest vulcanizing shop.

It was a breeze. I'm also thankful that the boy who attended my car was very polite. He was very accomodating and respectful, he even replaced the two tire caps at no extra charge.

When we checked my spare tire at the trunk, I was kind of mad to realize that the shop where I last brought the tire for a fix didn't do it right. The nail was still intact on the rubber. Actually,it was as if they didn't do anything.( It's Gohlong at Calamba). Oh yeah, gotta hate them for fooling me. Shame shame shame on them, and me also. Haha.

I so wanted to have a brand new car, but when the time comes, I know I can't let go of my dear sweetie.

Yeah.




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Thursday, May 3, 2012

IELTS REVIEW

I'd like to comfort myself that I’m still not cramming for the IELTS exam. But I know I am, as I can't concentrate on my work already, and all I want to do is to review and review and review. lol. I feel excited and nervous in equal measure, kind of afraid to throw away a lot of hard-earned bucks.   

I have started my IELTS review last month but I got occupied with pre-meditated disturbance in the face of Coco Martin. I've been bolted every night in front of the boob tube prying over Daniel's life in Walang Hanggan. I know I sound so cheapo, hahaha, but the airtime coincides with the best possible time I could relax and have my dinner after a day's hard labor at the forging plant. So what else could I do, but to eat and sit with Coco Martin in the lonesome nights of my life. #emotera

And the IELTS review I have started? Poof. Blame it to Coco Martin. lol.

But now that I have already submitted the requirements, I am just waiting for the exact time and location of the IELTS exam which is more probably to be scheduled on my .... tada!

Natal Day.

Isn't it... cool? What a better way to spend my birthday. I could hide from my dearies for a better purpose, spend my special day with a pen, paper and an interviewer. I could only ask our Good Lord for a perfect gift of 9.0 band score.

Oh well, I know I have to muster enough discipline to breeze through it and achieve an IELTS band score of 9.0 #ambisyosa Who knows, with my discipline, thorough practice and a lot of prayers, I might be able to conquer this battle and reach my target.

Sounds more challenging I guess.

And since I don't have enough time (and moolah) to spend on a formal review, I am challenging myself to a structured IELTS review schedule which I would do every night, one hour after Coco Martin's Walang Hanggan. *big evil grin*

And to those who'd like to have a copy of the IELTS review materials I am using, you may email me at kerstinne25@yahoo.com





Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Troubled

:'(

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

the missing 25 cents


My car had been stuck for almost two months and so the gel freshener has been dried up already. When I went to SM to have my pictures printed, I decided to replace also the car freshener. So while waiting for the pictures to be printed, off I went to Ace Hardware and scanned the shelves for the car fresheners. I purchased the same scent and brand that i got before, the California Scents Cool Gel Coronado Cherry. I queued in line at the outer cashier and handed my one hundred-peso bill to pay for Php99.75. The bagger at Ace Hardware wrapped my purchase in a paper bag and the cashier handed me my receipt. I was expecting a 25-cent change, but to no avail.

The cashier then entertained the next customer and I was left wondering how a big player in retail such as Ace Hardware could be ignorant in handling cents changes. In a few seconds, something sparked in me, and there goes my stupid curiosity to ask the obvious.

"Miss, hindi na ba kayo nagsusukli ng 25 cents?" I asked the cashier.

"Ay Ma'am, hindi na po. Wala po kasi ako bente singko." Replied the cashier.

I would have accepted and appreciated if beforehand she told me that she's sorry for having no 25 cents to give me as a change. But her answer was something unacceptable in my dogma of consumerism.

She even added,"Kase po ineexplain na po namin sa customer yan, kapag po meron kaming panukli nagsusukli po kami. Kapag po wala, wala po talaga kasi po wala pong barya e."

And her stupid answer irked me the most. The consumers are left with no options but to accept their anti-consumerist act. I told her that Ace Hardware would have to replenish their coins before it run out, and their act of not giving the change is indeed unlawful. She asked me if I have 75 cents to which I answered none, and gave me a frowning face I would just want to smudge over and over again.

I told them I will report them to DTI and left Ace Hardware.

You might say it's just 25 cents but as I have mentioned earlier, it would have been ok if she told me in advance. It’s not that I am making a mountain out of a molehill, but there are pressing social ignorance involved here, like the protection of the consumers against their rights, the integrity of the company, and the attitude of your teamplayers. Imagine paying more than the tagged price, unlawful right? With the advent of high-priced commodities being sold to consumers, it is just right that the we as consumers be protected against evil businesses that take advantage of the ignorance of consumers.

Mind you, you can't ride a public jeepney transpo when u lack 25 cents in your fare.
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