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.