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I’m partial about all this, to the point of being apathetic. I mean, does it have to be a call for people power for every political crisis?

“Trillanes also reiterated calls for Filipinos to support their cause and join in efforts to force President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to step down, saying it is the moral responsibility of the people to oppose abuses committed by the administration.”

I’m against corruption, abuse and what not, as the next pinoy – but I’m tired of the telenovela type of drama. It’s added stress, added traffic problems and it doesn’t help in any way how foreigners views our nation.

This, I can believe

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Featuring Orlinotech’s hosting service

Since this site was up, it raised several interests from my friends. So I’ve decided to go the extra mile and give you more information on the hosting services of Orlinotech as my own way of thank you. 🙂

Straight from the Master’s mouth, here is the process of web hosting:

  • First, you have to pay him upfront for the hosting fee which is Php6,000 good for an entire year. This comes with free domain. You can pay cash (if you’re in Pinas) or wire transfer to his account.
  • If there’s an existing domain, you will need to transfer the domain to Orlinotech’s registrar, or point the DNS of the existing domain in his web server. He’ll guide you through this.
  • If it’s for a new domain, you have to find out first if it’s existing. Go to to see if the domain you want is still available.
  • Inform Chard of the domain you want so he can register it.
  • If it’s for website, you need to give him the existing files from your website so he can upload it or he will give you an FTP access where you can upload.
  • If it’s for blogging, he suggests that you use wordpress. He’ll take care of the blog. Just pick the theme here. Or you can search for free themes over google.
  • From the theme, he’ll help with the modification depending on your requirements.
  • If you have existing blog entries, he’ll help you import to the new blog.
  • If you want an email, he’ll guide you through it as well. Just choose your username.

You should be good to go from here. 🙂

For more details, other questions and clarifications, please contact Richard Orlino through his email or leave a comment in his blog.


(UPDATE) Earthquake shakes Manila

Workers evacuated office buildings in Manila Tuesday afternoon after a magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattled an undersea area off Pangasinan.

Jane Punongbayan, supervising science research specialist of the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology, said the epicenter of the quake was 77 kilometers from Lingayen, Pangasinan. She said the quake was felt at Intensity 3 in Ilocos Norte, Intensity 3 in Manila and Intensity 2 in Quezon City.

A radio dzMM report said Malacañang employees evacuated the second and third floors of the palace after the quake struck.

An Agence France Presse report said some office buildings in Manila emptied as people rushed outside when the structures began to sway. The city’s light railway system also stopped briefly, they added.

PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum said the agency received reports that the earthquake was felt as far as San Fernando, La Union; Bataan area and parts of Metro Manila.

Punongbayan said the quake is unlikely to cause a tsunami or even stronger aftershocks. “Usually only magnitude 7 earthquakes under the sea can cause a tsunami. This was only magnitude 4.2,” she told radio dzMM.

The Philippine archipelago lies along the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where earthquakes and volcanic activities are common.

First posted at 12:35:51 PM


Felt it at the 8th Floor in our building. Got shit scared.

Supporting Jenne

My wedding coordination partner and friend, Jenne is also a caterer and a host, aside from a former trainer-in-training, a student leader and a mother. She’s the Jane (jenne, in this case) of all trades, and I rely on her for our clients, wedding trends, supplier referrals.

Now, she’s also the latest feature of Buddy Gancenia’s How To. Buddy, is my favorite videographer, hands down. :handsdown: And I’m looking forward to his How To vids.

Way to go Jen and Buddy!!

my own version of dragon slaying

I’ve been faced with a dilemma.

End of October, I had a wonderful breakthrough resulting to looking forward to new journeys. Excitedly, I informed Family first and waited for feedback, and way forwards, thinking I needed their full support and guidance.

For some reason, they didn’t read the family blog. Two weeks passed, before anything actually happened, which really just meant a reply email from sister dearest giving me some clarity. But by this time, the excitement wasn’t there as it had been during the *moment*. (Did I mention, I change my mind just like *that*).

At the same time, an offer and request was given to me that which would set back my plans. The hard part, I discovered, was saying No. Just like I’ve always done, I couldn’t bring myself to be a turn down a request from a person I admired. Aside from the request, other things happened which directly or indirectly affected my plans. And as much as I hated to admit it, I didn’t feel right if I were the only person to benefit. So I did the one thing I knew best – nothing.

Today, just like that, after doing nothing but wait, I found solutions. Not just solutions, but win-win ones. Maybe it was the Canada clan’s call to get things started that triggered it, or maybe it was a friend’s own dilemma and issues that I wanted to *fix*, or maybe because last week I was in the office for only 3 days (one day field, another day sick). Personally I feel it was because for a day, I spent it thinking about others. Whether it was or not, I have found solutions that seemed to benefit everyone and it included…. well, me.

So while the drive was there, the solution burning in my head, the leader in me wanting to rise, I voiced it out. Clearly, with the best of my intentions. And the person who mattered most, was enrolled. And for the first time in weeks, I felt the breakthrough was complete.

Movie marathon

Last week, I watched more movies than I did for the past 3 months COMBINED. (I think the last time, I was able to do something like this, was when the Nooners and the Dubai gang were all here). More people to invite, I guess.

Anyway, here’s a rundown of what glued me to my seat.


Saturday, I met up with Chard to pay for my domain, at the same time to watch Enchanted. I truly enjoyed it, (I so love Disney movies – and McHotness, Patrick Dempsey!) never mind the cheesiness of it. It was light, funny and very fantasy-world, complete with a song and dance number.

I guess I allowed myself to space out, and not expect how the ending should/would be. Which made me enjoy it even more. Although, when I look at it now, it was an obvious plot after all. Never mind. It did relieve me of stress and boredom. A very, very good thing.

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