Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bonne Année: Happy Year of the Ox



2009 is approaching...
2008 is ending…
Another year…
Another life…
Thank you for being part of my life this year.
I hope you'll join me next year.
Because I think my life is better when you're there.
And these are my wishes for you.
- Peace, Love, Prosperity, Good Health, A Lot of Partying, Success, Strength to start over, All the best-
May these and your other wishes come true in the coming year.


Jane Jane

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Life Celebrated With Ceiva

"A picture or a photo is worth a thousand words" as the saying goes. A photo catches everything.

They say that we cannot turn back time, but a photo can.

In order to "preserve" the memories from the photo, a photo or a picture frame is a way to "keep it alive." But imagine having a digital photo frame that looks and acts like a conventional wood frame.

With Ceiva, it is "so much more than a Digital Photo Frame." Send photos from your computer or camera phone and receive photos from anywhere in the world.

Through Ceiva, sending and receiving "cherished photos" is as easy as abc. There are three simple ways to send and share photos: uploading online photos with Ceiva's free software, sending it directly from your phone to your frame from anywhere in the world, or uploading it from your memory card to your unlimited online storage.

And receiving photos is as easy as pie. With no interruption to your service, Ceiva frames connect to your existing phone line. In addition to that, Ceiva frames can connect via Wi-Fi or broadband. Further, through CeivaMobile it allows your frame to receive photos from email or camera phones.

Because at Ceiva, "life is shared and life is celebrated,"--a wonderful gift for this holiday season.


Friday, December 26, 2008

Turkey On Christmas Day

Since my parents are strictly following the "no four-legged meat diet," therefore, we eat what they can eat. So instead of the traditional 'toothsome lechon baboy' (suckling pig), we opted for a lechon pabo (turkey).
Christmas, Davao City, lechon turkey, personal, Philippines, turkey A still-to-be-thawed turkey
Christmas, Davao City, lechon turkey, personal, Philippines, turkey "Semi-thawed" turkey carried by my bro-in-law
Christmas, Davao City, lechon turkey, personal, Philippines, turkey Thawed turkey injected with marinade
Christmas, Davao City, lechon turkey, personal, Philippines, turkey Mr. Turkey is now ready to be a lechon turkey.
Christmas, Davao City, lechon turkey, personal, Philippines, turkey Roasting Mr. Turkey
Christmas, Davao City, lechon turkey, personal, Philippines, turkey While being serenaded by the "carolers" singing Christmas carols (and ebersing bersing)
Christmas, Davao City, lechon turkey, personal, Philippines, turkeyAfter an hour
Christmas, Davao City, lechon turkey, personal, Philippines, turkey Three hours after
Christmas, Davao City, lechon turkey, personal, Philippines, turkey Borgy couldn’t wait to eat the whole turkey.

With the whole family gathered together, enough food, and with a prayer… that was how we celebrated Christmas, the nativity of Jesus Christ.

By the way, Davao City experienced an intensity 4 earthquake in the morning of Christmas day. Still, it was a peaceful day…at least for me.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Joyeux Noël Merry Christmas

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Dear Valued Reader:

1000 words one could say…
1000 wishes one could pray…
1000 miles legs could walk…
1000 sounds a mouth could talk…
1000 times I'll be true…
1000 ways to say merry Christmas!

May you and your family have a very merry Christmas… filled with love to share with everyone.


Jane Jane

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Monday, December 22, 2008

A Real Christmas

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Jesus Christ

Few more days, it will be Christmastide once again. But what is really the meaning of Christmas?
Let us at all costs avoid the temptation to make our Christmas
worship a withdrawal from the stress and sorrow of life into a realm of unreal
beauty. It was into the real world that Christ came, into the city where there
was no room for Him, and into a country where Herod, the murderer of innocents,
was king.

He comes to us not to shield us from the harshness of the
world but to give us the courage and strength to bear it; not to snatch us away
by some miracle from the conflict of life, but to give us peace—His peace – in
our hearts, by which we may be calmly steadfast while the conflict rages, and be
able to bring to the torn world the healing that is peace.— Our Daily
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Friday, December 19, 2008

What About Filipino

When looking for a job, one has to undergo an interview. During the interview process, the English language is the language being used/spoken, 99% of the time.

Furthermore, most successful professionals (and I meant those people who strived hard to achieve success, not through nepotism or genetics) are fluent and articulate in the English language.

Moreover, almost every job opportunity has "excellent in English communication skills" as one of the job requirements, especially when applying/working in a call center.

What about Filipino? Is the Filipino subject still essential to earn a degree? Is it still "propitious" learning the pandiwa, panghalip, et cetera?

Maybe… or maybe not.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Innocent Child

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A child so young…
So naive to think about what's going on in his country…
So callow that he still has the time to enjoy his childhood years...

And with the present chaos, I wonder what his (our) world is going to be like in the years to come.

Camera: Nikon D40x
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Resident Evil's Birthday

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Face of the Week: Milla Jovovich

Born on December 17, 1975.

Milla Jovovich (Yo-vo-vitch) is a Serbian-Ukrainian model/actress/fashion designer/musician/etcetera.

Out of 20+ films she made, I've seen:
Return to the Blue Lagoon—derived from Brooke Shield's Blue Lagoon.
The Fifth Element—as Leeloo who was tasked to be the only one who can stop the Evil from extinguishing life.
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc—as Joan of Arc.
.45-- as Kat who fell in love with Big Al. (Why he was named Big Al? Because he has this humongous…)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Extinction... – as Alice who had an amnesia that resulted from the inhalation of the nerve gas released into her bathroom and "metamorphosed into the Resident Evil."

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While waiting for the Resident Evil's sequel, let me step onto the podium to greet my Tita Milla a happy birthday.

Also, happy birthday to Angie and Marivic.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

The Marijuana Art

Mary Jane Goods is "a producer, marketer and retailer of original and intelligent pieces of art that are unique"—the DNA Artistry. is an online retail store that has just been launched for the Cannabis aficionados. has a selection of high-end, quality products from the DNA genetic fingerprint of Cannabis sativa plant or better known as Marijuana.

Let me first present a background on what DNA artistry is all about. DNA artistry takes the DNA fingerprint of people, pets, and now plants. And through fingerprinting process, the fingerprint will now turn into an interesting, fine art.

Now, the founder of DNA Artistry decided to start producing art out of the DNA of endangered species. And this time, the founder extracted the DNA fingerprint of the Cannabis sativa plant.

Amongst many, the Mary Jane Goods Coffee Mug is my favorite. It is a coffee mug that has a logo printed in normal ink. The interesting part comes when the liquid is heated within the mug, then the Cannabis DNA print appears.

My other favorite is of course the Art Stash Box that would surely light up my room because the print will just glow in the dark.

Don't get excited yet. Go visit their website,, and feast your eyes with their great selection of art, t-shirts, and novelty products. Or better yet, go grab the cart and purchase their latest products.


Ctrl Alt Del Is for Windows


I had a "rerun" of Sex and The City this week and one thing I've learned from the episode, "My Motherboard, My Self," is that-- "Ctrl Alt Del is not for Mac." That's when Aidan tried to troubleshoot Carrie's Mac using these keys.

Hmm, it's a caveat for me because I know, in the future, my best friend would ask me to troubleshoot her Mac Book.

And so I would keep it in mind: keyboard shortcut keys on Windows will not work on Mac. Because Windows is for Windows and Mac is for Mac.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Botanical Garden In Belgium

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If I had a botanical garden like this, I'd be the happiest gardener.
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Photographed by: janejane

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Dream Match: Pacquiao Vs dela Hoya

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boxing, celebrities, dream match, entertainment, manny pacquiaoToday is the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Oscar Dela Hoya… the dream match.
Today, Manny will prove that he is still the "Mexican Assassin" or "Mexicutioner."

I'm not a big fan of boxing but since everybody is talking about it, I might as well dip my toes into it.

boxing, celebrities, dream match, entertainment, manny pacquiao Whoever wins … I hope that he is worthy to be called "The Winner."

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

A Gift To Remind You

It is Christmas time once again. Malls are offering big, big discount on almost every item they sell. Christmas parties are inevitable, which remind me of our own Christmas party.

I have not decided yet what Christmas gift should I give for our Kris Kringle or Exchange Gifts- a gift that is something special and meaningful.

I know that Christmas is a season for giving but what possible gift can I give to someone who is querulous—someone who always complains about how exasperating it is to clean their house?

A lot of ideas show up in my mind. And I am thinking of something that, while she is cleaning their own house, my gift would remind her that she is doing it only because she loves the people living in that house.

Since she already has a vacuum cleaner and a vacuum cleaner bag is, I think, a good idea. And I don’t have to worry about how much it would cost me because is offering 10% off on vacuum cleaners bags belts filters brushrolls machines.

I will just use the Code EZVCAC10 to avail of this exciting discount, which is applicable on all orders over $20 and shipping is free on all orders over $50.

So I guess I am ready for our Christmas party, huh! How about you?


Friday, December 05, 2008

2008 Nursing Licensure Examination: I was there

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It's been almost a week after the 2008 nursing licensure examination. I was there, as one of the proctors. I must admit that I had second thoughts on the idea of being a proctor because I know it's a big responsibility. But I still gave it a try.

I had fun. It was a bit exciting.

Watching the examinees answering made me smile while I remember the time when I took the board exam…

Looking at the ceiling to find some answers. Scribbling some notes on the test booklet. Circling, underlining, marking the options… looking at the board for the remaining time… scratching my head… trying to remember the page where I've read the information that might help in choosing the right answer… asking God to guide me in answering… talking to Him…

Those things… the examinees helped me remember them.

I've understood their feelings… the anxiety, the frustrations, the sleepless nights.

But the result made the sleepless nights all worthwhile when my name appeared on the list of board passers.

But then again, the result was not the end of it...instead it only marked the beginning of a long journey.

Unfortunately for nursing examinees, they have to wait for three months or so for the result.

Hmm, I wonder what they're going to do while waiting… apply for a job in a call center, perhaps.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Sweet Mangosteen

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Photoviewpoint: Sweet Mangosteen

Mangosteen or Garcina mangostana, is a sweet, "citrusy" fruit.
My way of eating it is like eating a santol… dip the fruit in vinegar with salt or just sprinkle salt on the fruit and Glücklich essend!

Mangosteen has a lot of health benefits. The mangosteen tea alone is an effective treatment for diarrhea. I haven't tried it yet...have you?

Photographed by: janejane
Camera: Nikon D40X

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

You Want

Pexagon Technology, maker of personalized flash drives, portable hard drives and other storage devices, is offering 20% off on four of their exciting products for you until the end of the year.

Be amazed with their great personalized USB thumb drives, pens, business USB flash drives, and wooden USB flash drives.

Make your thumb drives more personal and move it around in comfort and style with personalized thumb drives. They are available in 16 colors and up to 16GB in capacity. Thirty two (32) "flashy" themes you can choose from. Custom laser engraving is for free, by the way. Starting price is $7.99 after discount.

With enough "ink," make your bosses happy by giving them these beautiful personalized pens that are available in 3 styles and in multiple colors. Starting price is $1.59 after discount.

Give a lot of space for your files with the stylish business card flash drives, 2GB in capacity. Starting price is $15.99 after discount.

For whatever I've got, an environmentalist like me would definitely want this stylish wooden USB flash drive. They are available in 2 GB and 4 GB capacities, with 2-sided custom laser engraving. Starting price is $15.99 after discount.

And why am I telling you these things? Because I know this is what you and I want for the holidays--personalized holiday gifts. Now, let's "personalized" our ways to



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Face of the week: Captionless
Oh, no! It needs caption...anyone?

Camera: Olympus uD600, s600
Photographed by: janejane
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Friday, November 28, 2008

Work Boots Working

Looking for work boots with the highest quality foot protection? is definitely the right store for you. They have brands like CAT, Wolverine, 5.11 Tactical, Bates, Rocky, Converse, Timberland Workboots and other brands that are also known for their reliability and durability.

Emphasis on their 511 Tactical Series, a functionally innovative gear from head to toe, which is suitable for law enforcement, military and firefighting professionals to boost their safety, accuracy, speed and performance. 5.11 Tactical Series includes shirts, pants, accessories, knives, eyewear, bags, gloves, jackets, undergear, watches, plus VTAC pouches and gear. will certainly give you the best product at the lowest price without having to sacrifice your "foot protection."

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Losing a Friend

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We have more or less the same interests and so we became friends. We shared meaningful laughs, some secrets. We promised to help each other out and most of all, we made a pact.

We agreed to buy a ship to take us to our destination. But one day, you said goodbye but promised to come back and assured me that everything will be okay.

So while you were gone, I was sailing all alone but with your help from afar. But the storm came. It destroyed part of the ship. I contacted you for help but you did not answer until the ship completely sank.

Fortunately, I wore a life jacket. For days I've been there in the ocean waiting for someone to rescue me...waiting for you to rescue me.

Then suddenly, a rescue boat came, and onboard were my family and friends… my real friends. I was hoping you would be there too, but I've learned that you were so busy with your life… and had no time to be with me… to help me out.

Maybe you got exhausted of always helping me out. But that's what friends do. They take care of each other.

But I guess for you everything that we've shared was just nothing. I was wrong about calling you as my friend…true and trusted friend.

But don’t worry, I promise to forget you… to delete you from my memory because what we had was just an illusion and you're gone now.

It's just so sad to think that it's been a year now since the day we've met...and I'm not sure we ever were friends.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

For Prince William

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"How is it to be unnoticed by the person you notice most? It's as if you were offering your most beautiful portrait to a blind person."

prince william, cutest prince That's how I feel every time I see him.

"It's like walking to the other side of the classroom to sharpen my pencil just to see him and then I realize that my pencil is a ball pen."

Prince William, second in line to Britain's throne… that's my prince… wishing he would rescue me.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

XML Superstar Search

Are you an XML (Extensible Markup Language) enthusiast? If so, why won't you join the XML challenge sponsored by IDUG (International DB2 Users Group)?

The competition will include five different contests and each contest has its own set of prizes. Before joining, a participant is required to take a Quick Quiz once, which is a questionnaire that does not require prior XML or database experience to complete.

Since there are five different contests, you can only choose from one of the following:

Video Contest. Join to win 8Gb Ipod Nano by creating a video to be uploaded and to be judged by the community.

Gadget Contest. Showcase your talent to win 80Gb Zune by inventing a gadget leveraging DB2.

Query Contest. In here, you will develop queries using XQuery to answer a series of questions.

Ported App Contest. Challenge competitors to win a new notebook, Wii consoles or iPod nano by developing the best new application utilizing DB2 (Database 2). You can either join alone or with a team. This contest will begin on December 1.

XML Contest. Participate to win 17" Alienware Laptop by building a brand new application using XML, XQuery or DB2. This contest will start on December 1.

Join the IDUG contest now and be the XML Superstar.


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Face of the Week: Paparazzo

We made a stop at the gasoline station to refuel when suddenly a paparazzo entered the scene and started taking photos of us inside the car… (jk, that's my friend)

Paparazzi (plural for paparazzo) originated from the Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini whose film La Dolce Vita featured a character named Signor Paparazzo.

Some would consider them, the paparazzi, as nuisance especially by celebrities. But come to think of it, most celebrities became more famous because of those candid shots taken by the paparazzi.

So every time I see a celebrity freaking out because of the paparazzi, "Well, just another publicity stunt!"

Photographed by: janejane

Camera: Nikon D40X

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Goodbye SmartBro

I hate to say goodbye but I'll say it anyway, "Goodbye SmartBro"… and

Thank you for all the pains that you've caused me during our one year and few months of being together.

Thank you for all the heartaches that your technical support team (*1888) had given me: 30 minutes to an hour of call waiting. PSR/CSR didn’t know how to troubleshoot.

Thank you for the intermittent connection and the slow speed.

Thank you for not answering or taking appropriate action to my complaint letter.

And most of all, thank you for deceiving the entire community.

I must say that I've learned a lot from you. I have been more patient and understanding now. But I curse the day you were developed.

Now that we parted our ways, I hope that someday, somehow you will realize that "fame isn’t everything."

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Kadayawan Festival

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Photoviewpoint: Kadayawan Festival
Kadayawan Festival is being celebrated every August in Davao City. It is a celebration for a bountiful harvest. One of the highlights of the festival is the Float Parade. Davao City, entertainment, Kadayawan Festival, Philippines, travel and destinations, nikon d40x
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Davao City, entertainment, Kadayawan Festival, Philippines, travel and destinations, nikon d40x, float parade Crowds gathered in the streets to watch the parade…some prefer to watch it from the roof top of a building.

Davao City, entertainment, Kadayawan Festival, Philippines, travel and destinations, nikon d40x, float parade Celebrities visit and participate in the Kadayawan Festival to maybe promote their shows...
Davao City, entertainment, Kadayawan Festival, Philippines, travel and destinations, nikon d40x, float parade ...but I have no idea who these celebrities are.
Davao City, entertainment, Kadayawan Festival, Philippines, travel and destinations, nikon d40x, float parade Although the streets are filled with people, policemen will always be there to protect them.
(Photos were taken in August of last year)
Photographed by: janejane, xtian
Camera: Nikon D40X
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