Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Choose The Best Video Game

Video games packs with so much fun but care must be given because it can consume all of our precious time. Video games today, bring us to the next level of entertainment because of the development new technology such as portability, wireless controls, high definition video and packed with high capacity hard drives. The three major manufacturers of video games are Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.

The Xbox 360 is the product of Microsoft, Playstation 3 (PSP 3) for Sony and Wii for Nintendo. The graphics quality and realism for Xbox 360 and PSP 3 are equally excellent but Xbox has larger library of games with removable hard drive. The PSP 3 can play Blu-ray disk. It includes Wi-Fi with Internet capabilities having a built-in browser. Nintendo chose not to compete with the two top companies, instead, they focus on the Wii Remote which a unique motion-sensitive controller that gets players off the couch, waving the controller around in the air.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Davao's Upcoming Big Event!!!

The Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Phils will be having its 58th IECEP National Convention on December 4-6, 2008 to be held in Grand Men Seng Hotel with a theme "Electronics Technology: Tool for Global Weather Watch".

In view of this, we are inviting all electronics engineers and electronics technicians to attend the said convention. The event will showcase new products, innovations, researches, and technologies from leading service providers, manufacturers, distributors, innovators and researchers from all over the country.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Professional Electronics Engineers

Professional Electronics Engineer Examination Results Released

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 38 passed the Professional Electronics Engineer Examination given by the Board of Electronics Engineering in Manila this October 2008.

The members of the Board of Electronics Engineering are Engr. Sylvia Icasiano-Marcelo, Chairman; Engr. Nestor C. Dacanay and Engr. Joel B. Bajador, Members.

Following is the list of Successful Applicants:


Monday, October 6, 2008

Whatch Your Favorite Shows

Direct TV is fast emerging satellite television system. Why is it that this new system is advantageous compared to cable television? Direct TV is a digital transmission system where you have a lot of choices of movies, music, sports and internationals channels while in a cable system, the channels are limited to what they offer.

Since Direct TV programming is digital in nature, all shows are 100% digital quality picture and sound. One advantage of digital programming is that there is a feature in their system where you can digitally record videos. So no worry if you miss the favorite movies or programs, the recording is one touch of a button.

Direct Sat TV has a variety of packages that will serve the needs of its costumers for the right price.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Holiday Skiing

When planning to have a vacation in North America, Whistler Accommodation is the best. This a company whom dedication is focused on arranging the holiday you dreamed of.

If you wish that by the time you go out of the door, you can ski right away, then Whistler lodging can make them come true. They have a lot of choices of ski-in, ski-out townhomes and Whistler condo rental. Their cozy and luxurious log apartments are all equipped with fireplaces, hot tubs and steam showers to give you comfort and enjoy the stay.

The image above is a ski-in, ski out home named, Cedar Ridge 17, which has four (4) bedrooms with two (2) bathrooms and can accommodate ten (10) people. This is best for family outing or friends reunion or even for company getaways.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

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Modern Furnitures

Furniture is any movable article that has a lot of different functions. It has an intended usage in every part of the house or in any establishment. As years goes by, furniture evolves but its functions never changed. The product of this evolution is what we called "Modern Furniture".

Modern Furniture is a result of an artistic design since it must blend with the modern homes and have different ambiance. It is also considered as a decorative art aside from their usual functions or uses that provide comfort and convenience.

They come in different sizes, color and designs that match the owners personality and provides a wide variety of quality Modern Furniture.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Can You Cheat On Someone You Truly Love?

When we are in-love, we always say to our partner the magic word, "I LOVE YOU". When we say it, do we really mean it? How do we know that our partner is honest to what he/she said?

A friend of mine is a victim of dishonesty. While he was away, his girlfriend cheated on him. The girl always denied that she is faithful to him and loved him so much that she is willing to sacrifice her life to him because the other guy is just her friend. A few months later, the girl's greatest secret was unlocked and my friend was deeply hurt and this are his words, "Your love is a beautiful lie."

Is it really love that we felt for our partners if we cheat on them? If we can't be honest, if we can't stand for the things we say, let us not say the magic word because our partners will be hurt.

For you, can you cheat on someone you truly love?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Scuba Diving

SCUBA is an acronym for "self-contained underwater breathing apparatus". Scuba diving is another part of my adventure in life that made me crave for more dives. The reason why I want to dive again is to witness more of the aquatic life; its beauty and calmness of the environment. I saw a lot of corals formed like walls with different kinds of fish. I my first encounter with Nemo, its real name is the Clown Fish living within the sea anemone.

Beauty under the sea amazes me but there's always a danger like rapid change of current from slight to strong that divers will have a hard time controlling their buoyancy and direction. Another danger is the decompression sickness (DCS) which is deadly when not treated immediately.

I've been to the mountains, rivers, caves and now underwater. But anywhere we go, safety is very important. So, care must be considered at all times.

Monday, August 11, 2008

MSI Notebook

MSI Notebooks is already known for its promising products particularly in laptop computers. Their products perform almost equal to the top brands but costs much cheaper. MSI got its inspiration for the Mega Book S260 to an Apple iBook, but to be fair to MSI, it does offer colors other than white. I got a Mega Book S270 with similar features with S260 with a black finish.

The Mega Book S260 isn't the smallest or the lightest notebook on the block - 303 x 225 x 28mm (WxDxH) and 1.8kg but it does have an integrated optical drive, which most super-lightweight machines have to do without.

The Mega Book S260 is the first notebook that MSI has produced based on the Sonoma Centrino platform. There's no denying that the finish on the S260 is good. Lifting the lid reveals the 12.1in widescreen display.

MSI has been smart enough to finish the screen with a high-contrast coating, therefore, you get a much brighter image, with more vivid colors.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Protect Your Eyes From UV Radiation

The sun's radiation is very intense and the ultraviolet radiation on it can destroy our skin as well as our beautiful eyes. We need some protection. We have sunblocks to protect our skin and we need sunglasses for our eyes.

Sunglasses protect our eyes from dust but ordinary sunglasses won't do any good against UV radiation. Use the one with UV protection and polarization. Modern sunglasses come in many styles and trends such as aviators, rimless, rectangular, cat eye and so much more. They can have different lens colors, aerodynamic, lightweight and durable.

Ipod Nano

Ipod Nano is popular for its portability, capacity, and capability. Its new design came with video that lets you enjoy watching movies or TV shows. It has a larger and brighter display and enhanced interface to make browsing easier. You can have fun at your fingertips with its installed games. You can store and view photos as well as your contacts and the calendar for your activities to be organized.

Ipod Nano also has a lot colors to choose from with anodized aluminum top case and a polished stainless steel back with increased memory capacity such as4GB and 8GB. You can store more music and video with longer playback time of up to 24 hours.

Home Sweet Home

Our home is the place where we can have relaxation from work or from any activities. This is the place where the family will get together at the end of the day. Our home must be designed to make everyone comfortable. To achieve this objective, there must be a balance between different furnishings, color and arrangement in all parts of the house.

The scale of the furnishings and architectural features must be considered like the size of the beds, furnitures, and home accessories for the interior design. In other words, the size offurnitures depends on the people who live there. It must match your size. Another thing to consider is the contrast. It makes the rooms and spaces look good and exciting like choosing a good combination of colors oflinens , pillows, curtains, and wall paintings. It also provides ambiance. The rhythm creates theme throughout the different rooms like organization of colors or series of contrast, or even series of patterns.

To make everything look good, inside and outside, a garden improves the look of our home. Again, there must be planning to be done like considering the space, scale of the plants to be used, and good combination of plants and flowers to have contrast and rhythm.

Bikers' Foundation Day

Last month, the Terrain Challenger 611, the largest bikers' organization in Davao City, celebrated their foundation day. The activity started with a Eucharistic Mass and followed by a motorcade. The members showcased their latest and top of the line brands of bicycle and accessories.

A huge percentage of the members used the Specialized brand bicycle frame with accessories from Shimano Deore XT and XTR models. The Specialized bicycle frame is said to be affordable, durable and lightweight since it is made of the A1 Premium Aluminum.

Next in line is the Cannondale brand bicycle. The same brand of accessories is used from Shimano. This bicycles were said to be handcrafted by skilled craftsmen from the company whose reputation is known worldwide for best in innovations. The aluminum used for the frame is light and more flex resistant than steel. This is the reason why majority of the members using this brand are racers.

Physical Training

The Tribung Mindanaw Mountaineering Club - Ateneo Chapter has just started recruiting for new members last month and had their physical training every Saturday at 4AM in the campus. Old members are required to join the training to maintain their stamina and endurance. The applicants will undergo six months training to prepare themselves for the hobby they want. This includes jogging, physical exercises and basic mountaineering courses so that they will be oriented on how to plan, what to bring, what to do, what is the role of every mountaineer and first aid techniques.

In our chapter, everyone is required to wear trainer shoes because it is tested by time that wearing one will provide safety and comfort during the training and also flexible to be used in land and river trekking. Most of the old members wear theAdidas brand trainers due to its durability and comfort in walking and running. The new batch had their own brand which is Nike trainers. They said that the new products from Nike is breathable, light and also durable which is suited in adventure racing and mountaineering.

Another reason for us why we use trainers is that most of the members are joining marathon events, triathlon and adventure racing. In this way, we can save a lot of money because the shoes we are using can give us the response that our feet needs in any activity or event instead of having different shoes to every event.

Top Brands For Video Games

Video games packs with so much fun but care must be given because it can consume all of our precious time. Video games today, bring us to the next level of entertainment because of the development new technology such as portability, wireless controls, high definition video and packed with high capacity hard drives. The three major manufacturers of video games are Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.

The Xbox 360 is the product of Microsoft, Playstation 3 (PSP 3) for Sony and Wii for Nintendo. The graphics quality and realism for Xbox 360 and PSP 3 are equally excellent but Xbox has larger library of games with removable hard drive. The PSP 3 can play Blu-ray disk. It includes Wi-Fi with Internet capabilities having a built-in browser. Nintendo chose not to compete with the two top companies, instead, they focus on the Wii Remote which a unique motion-sensitive controller that gets players off the couch, waving the controller around in the air.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Avail Of Special Discounts From UK Hotels!

Going to United Kingdom? Hotels in UK offer their last minute accommodation with year round discounts. This is a good opportunity for business, leisure and travel activities. They give special offers that are already included in the price package like free breakfast and free use of the hotel facilities such as the swimming pool, gym and internet access.

Cheaperthanhotel offer you London Hotels that are located near or within the area of the tourist destinations like the London's Eye, Parliament Building, Westminster's Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the parks. This is ideal for families who wanted to spend their time together. Around these destinations, there are also venues for galleries, entertainment and fashion. I'm sure the kids will love this place as well as the couples.

During the month of August, there are a lot of festivals happening in Edinburgh. In fact it is the largest festival in the world! Edinburgh Hotels are just located around these areas where the festivals would take place. Families and friends will experience the excitement they never experienced before.

Cardiff is the home of the biggest media center in UK. There are a lot of television studios and radio stations located in the place. Cardiff Hotels are also located strategically to provide accommodations to guests and visitors that has business related to media or purely vacation.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Intel's Ultra-Low Voltage Processors

Intel's latest processors, code-named Merom processor family, the Core 2 Duo U7600 and U7500 ultra-low voltage (ULV) processors. These are made for use in small notebooks and tablets, as well as in ultra-mobile PCs. This is the first two ULV processors in Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 clocked at 1.2 GHz and U7500 at 1.06 GHz which are designed to provide lower power consumption and cooler operation than other Core 2 Duos. These dual core ULV processors provide TDP (thermal design power) of 10 watts, while the other Meroms have TDP of 17W and 34W. But, ULV CPUs have slower clock speeds.

Intel’s U7600 and U7500 both have 2MB of L2 cache and a 533 MHz front-side bus, which is also slower than FSBs of other Core 2 Duo processors providing speed of 677 MHz.

Like all Core 2 Duo chips, U7600 and U7500 support 64-bit operating systems and software. They are now available in the market and one of the compute company that uses this technology is the Panasonic.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Latest Entertainment System

Are you updated with the latest technology that is in store now?

If you are fond of playing computer games, there are a lot of new electronic gadgets or entertainment system in store now.

Try the latest Sony Playstation 3. Experience the unmatched gaming with a lot of games to choose from. It is packed with the latest technology just for you to enjoy and have a good time.

Another digital entertainment system is from Microsoft, which is the Xbox 360. It is the successor of Xbox and come in different consoles, these are the Premium and Elite.

To increase your gaming experience, the Halo 3 Wireless Headset is the best for Xbox 360. It is mobile and operates in the same radio frequency as the Bluetooth that provides good quality and clarity of audio which is best for communications.

I've already enjoyed playing with my new purchased Sony Playstation 3 during my vacant time and when I'm on a business trip. So, what are you waiting for? Get yournew entertainment system now!

Saturday, July 5, 2008


PHIVOLCS - Baguio Station is a government agency that is responsible of monitoring the activity of the tectonics plates below and detect the earthquakes and volcanic activities. The person in-charge told us that it is impossible to predict an earthquake or volcanic eruption.

Since the our country is included in the Ring of Fire, they perform their task using various equipments. They have a broadband seismograph which uses the telephone line or radio frequencies and display results in a computer. This device has a wide range.They also have a short period seismograph which interprets results graphically. This however has a narrow range but is useful if there id no electricity. Both devices are used to measure the vibration or any movement in the earth’s crust.

Experiencing White Water Rafting

Philippines is home of a number of large rivers, particularly in Mindanao. White water rafting is gaining popularity in Cagayan de Oro City. My students and I came form Davao City. to experience a different kind of adrenalin rush. We are mountaineers and we’ve seen a lot of scenery at the peaks of the mountains. The beauty that we witnessed along the river marked in our heart and mind that we will come back soon bringing the entire mountaineering club.

Information and Communications Technology

Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is “the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware.” IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit and retrieve information, securely.

Recently it has become popular to broaden the term to explicitly include the field of electronic communication so that people tend to use the abbreviation ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

Today, the term information technology has ballooned to encompass many aspects of computing and technology, and the term is more recognizable than ever before. The information technology umbrella can be quite large, covering many fields. IT professionals perform a variety of duties that range from installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases. A few of the duties that IT professionals perform may include data management, networking, engineering computer hardware, database and software design, as well as the management and administration of entire systems.

PAG-ASA Weather station In Baguio

On our first plant visit, we went to PAGASA. We were introduced to the equipment used to measure atmospheric pressure, wind and wind velocity, amount of rainfall and relative humidity. A reading is done in a 3 hour interval or 1 hour interval is there is a possible typhoon coming towards the country. The data is sent to the central office for analysis and used for forecasting the weather.

The person in-charge showed us the chart from the microbarograph that indicates that a typhoon is coming. We saw a V-shaped graph which means that there is a drop in atmospheric pressure when a typhoon is coming and goes back to its normal reading when it already far from the country.

With that highly sensitive device, we can directly observe that a possible typhoon is coming.


A Palindrome is a word that read the same in both directions: forward and backwards. Examples are pup and nun. Its origins date back to at least 79 A.D. Palindromes are also called Sotadics, after the poet Sotades. He used palindromes frequently in his satirical poetry.

Early palindromes reversed the words and not the letters. some reorder complete words instead of each letter. Another form consists of words which contain symmetrical letters that look the same when turned upside down. In languages which employ a writing system other than an alphabet, a palindrome is still what it is - a sequence of characters from writing system that remains the same when reversed.

Our Companion

Fungi grow in terrestrial as well as in aquatic environment. In other words, fungi are everywhere.

Fungi is nuisance as regarded by many. They can destroy crops, bring diseases like ringworm, spoil food and clothes. But fungi have proven their worth to humans, even to some plants and insects. The antibiotic penicillin, which stops bacterial growth, comes from molds of the genus Penicillium. Fungi is also used in making bread, beer, wine and vitamins.

Fungi are an everyday part of our lives. They can make life hard, but they can also make it easy.


A Vanilla is widely used as flavoring for beverages, ice cream, and chocolates, as well as in baking and in making perfumes. This flavoring is extracted from the vanilla orchid.

The vanilla orchid is a vine, climbing over trees or poles, reaching as high as its pillar would allow. Its rootlets attach the vanilla to its pillar or to the soil. The vanilla blooms for about two months, its flowers lasting at most a day.

Its flowers are hermaphrodites, they contain both male and female organs. Natural pollination can only be carried out by a small bee found in Mexico. Vanilla growers use artificial pollination, in which they press the anther to the stigma so that the flower will self-pollinate and bear fruit. Its flowers are short-lived and must be checked by growers for new blooms each day.

The vanilla essence is extracted from its fruit. The fruit itself is odorless, but during curing, the compound vanillin is secreted within the beans. This compound gives vanilla its odor and flavor. The vanilla essence may also come from synthetic vanillin.

The use of vanilla as flavoring is not a modern discovery. It started from the Aztecs in heir chocolate beverage, then the Spanish brought it to Europe.

Iodized Salt

Iodine is an important mineral for normal physical and mental growth. Much of the body's iodine is found in the thyroid gland, which secretes hormones related to normal metabolism, body temperature, growth and muscle function. Its lack can lead to goiter and impeded mental and physical growth.

Seafoods such as clams, oysters and seaweeds are rich sources of iodine. People living near seacoasts are not as prone to iodine deficiency as those living inland or in the mountains. Another source of iodine is iodized salt. Ii is a salt which undergoes a process to absorb the mineral iodine, which it does not normally contain. Iodized salt may be fine or coarse and may be sold packed or unpacked.

Iodized salt loses its iodine when subjected to heat. To avoid losing the iodine in the salt, it is advisable to add iodized salt after cooking. The iodized salt should be placed away from heat or direct sunlight.

Pastel - Buns with Fillings

Have you ever visited Camiguin? If not, try to visit this place someday.

Pastel, one of the delicacies, the buns with filling such as cheese, langka, macapuno, mango, pineapple, ube, yema, etc. make the best idea as a present when you are going back to your place. It is soft, sweet, melts in your mouth and delightfully desirable.

Having this food with you, will make you vacation complete and fulfilled.

Biodegrabable Plastics

Everyone knows that plastics are non-biodegradable. This means that they do not decay and turn into soil even after so many years.

Not anymore! Because of modern science, there are some kinds of plastics that are biodegradable. These are called bioplastics. These plastics came from materials and ingredients that are biodegradable. Some are made from starch coming fro corn and potatoes. Others come from the proteins of soy beans. Others are made of cellulose, the chemical that makes up the leaves and stems of plants.

Many people were afraid that these plastics would be weak and easy to tear. But scientists were able to make them strong as regular plastics. Some are even stronger.

Unlike regular plastics that melt with heat, many bioplastics can stand very high temperatures. Some will not melt even at 100 degrees Celsius, the boiling point of water.

An Overnight Stay In Mt, Kitanglad

Climbing a mountain is not an easy hobby. One needs to be physically fit and fully equipped. Mt. Kitanglad is one the the high mountains in Mindanao. It is located in Bukidnon. We experienced a very steep ascent to the peak that challenged our preparedness to conquer this beautiful mountain surrounded by farms. At the top, the wind is very strong and clean water is hard to find. During the day, a panoramic view of the countryside will be witnessed that is unique to other peaks. At night, we gazed up on the stars for the sky is very clear.

The camp site in Mt. Kitanglad has a limited space that's why only a few can is allowed to summit. A maximum of 15 persons per batch is permitted to climb the mountain and must leave the next day to allow the next batch to reach the top.

The Majestic MT. Apo

Lake Venado with the Majestic Mt. Apo at the back.

Mt. Apo, tallest peak in the country at 10,311 feet above sea level the mightiest upward surge of along mountain range extending from North Cotabato, Davao del Sur and Davao City to Agusan del Sur and Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao.

Mt. Apo straddles a long mountain range delineating the boundaries of the provinces of Davao del Sur and North Cotabato and Davao City. The volcanic peak Apo meaning grandfather of all Philippine mountains dominates a vast area of 72,769 hectares where natural wonders lure outdoor enthusiasts to trek through this tribal god's domain and conquer this towering peak and see an exotic display of nature at its best in its virgin state, a steaming blue lake in a picturesque setting, geysers and sulphur pillars, rainwater lakes, the swift flowing Marbel, Sibulan and Baruring Rivers, waterfalls cascading with a thunderous roar from a deep gorge for a total drop of almost 300 feet. Several miniature falls in lake like spray give touches of silvery beauty to the verdant surroundings.

Climbing Mount Apo takes four days. There are many trails so climbers often ascend and descend through different routes to see more of the place. Before climbing, contact the Department of Tourism Office in Davao (Magsaysay Park Complex, Tel. (82) 221-0070/221-6955) or the Tribung Mindanao Mountaineering Club - Ateneo Chapter (TRIMMOC-AdDU) headed by Engr. Raymond J. Pidor. email:

More tourist spots in Davao City.