Aug 2006

Feng Shui Alert for August 2006
by missP on Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:03 am
Flying Star Alert for August 7 2006 – September 7 2006

++Central – 8 White

The most auspicious star within the Flying Stars system, the #8 White, has aligned itself in the Central Palace this August. But the positive nature of this benevolent presence is marred by its annual sibling, the Argument star #3 Jade.

Weaken the #3 Jade star to enjoy the benefits of the #8 White! You can use the Fire element for this purpose – this will weaken the Wood element of the #3 Jade. A red lampshade, a red carpet or lighting up an incense holder will help minimize the negative effects of this location.

++North – 4 Green

The most auspicious location of the month! It’s going to be a romance and academic-rich North Palace for the month of August with the arrival of the auspicious star #4 Green, known as the star to look to for love and educational luck. Those who are seeking romance opportunities or academic luck (or both!) should spend lots of their time in this particular location.

You may also augment the benevolence of the North this month with a water feature such as a desktop fountain, an aquarium or a simple water tank (keep the water fresh and clean for the best enhancement!).

If you wish for more luck to your love or academic potential, you can decorate this location with Feng Shui enhancers for extra luck!

For Academic Luck:

Journey to the West
The Boat to Heaven
Crystal Etched Globe

For Romance Luck

Dragon and Phoenix Couple
The Jumbo Mandarin Ducks
Crux of Passion

++Southwest – 5 Yellow

The Southwest Palace is marred by the arrival of the malignant #5 Yellow star, known as an Accidents star and marring the positive effects of the annual star, the Future Wealth star #9 Purple. Weaken the effects of the #5 Yellow star with metal cures – choose cures which are Wealth-related for the best Feng Shui.

The Brass Ru Yi
The Brass Carp of Success
The Petite Brass Money Frog

++Northwest – 9 Purple

The second most auspicious location of the month. The Northwest is blessed with the arrival of the Future Wealth star. This area is wonderful for those who would like to jack up their income in the long run, or those who are looking for long-term wealth augmentation. You may conduct your daily activity here, but the best way to take advantage of this ideal spot is to sleep in this location for the month! You will definitely see the rewards if you do so.

Read more about the Feng Shui Alert here.

Article lifeted from Dragon-Gate Online Resources...

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I am all set. I have placed the necessarry cures in the inauspicious areas of my home. Now, I just look forward to a very auspicious month ahead of me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed Wink
Text message to OFW Dad
by missP on Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:23 am

Text message to OFW Dad:

"Luv, tnx sa padala mo, hapi c nene kasi tobleron ang
baon sa skul. ung nike suot na ni jr. next tym wag ka
na padala NIVEA MILK. di nila type pait daw, ako tloy
ang umubos."


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NANAY: Bobo ka talaga! 1 to 10 lang di mo kayang bilangin?
ANAK: Mas bobo si tatay nay,kasi narinig ko minsan sabi, "tama na inday, hanggang tatlo lang kaya ko."


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MISTER: ano ang pagkain natin?
MISIS: nasa mesa, bahala ka na pumili!
MISTER: isang pirasong tuyo?ano pagpipilian ko?
MISIS: pumili ka kung kakain ka o hindi!


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IDD call from US:

HUSBAND: hon musta ang tindahan?
WIFE: dept store na!
H: ang tuba-an?
W: KTV bar na!
H: and mga trickad?
W: taxi na!
H: ang dalawa kong anak?
W: LIMA na!


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Sweethearts watchin' da sky...
GUY: ano ang horoscope mo?
GIRL: anong huruskup?
GUY: yung bang kapalaran mo, katulad ko, CANCER.
GIRL: ah, sa akin ALMURANAS!

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TITSER: who can make a sentence then translate it in tagalog?
PUPIL: my titser is beautiful, isn't she?
TITSER: very good, translate it in tagalog.
PUPIL: ang guro ko ay maganda, maganda nga ba?

Dogs are man's best friends!
by missP on Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:04 am
I grew up with a succession of dogs growing up with us kids in our family. Succession? Well, yes, because I remember, our first dog named Ipuk had several puppies along the way of our growing up years. They came in three’s and four’s. In each batch, one stays with us and the rest gets to be given away to relatives. I never found out what happened to the other pups, but my siblings and I, we adored the ones that stayed. We simply loved them. There was Ipuk, Brownie, Milo, Spot, Ipuk II (the second). JaJa (Justice for Aquino Justice for all) and Darla we had in Manila. When Milo died, he was run over by a tricycle, we all cried. Even my aunt couldn’t eat for days. When my family moved to Manila, we couldn’t bring along the dogs, so they had to stay with our relatives behind. Each time we went back to the province to visit, the dogs would eagerly meet us with wagging tails and their “lambing” bark… I can’t explain how it goes, excuse me for I don’t bark myself, but I know that it is just “lambing” and nothing really serious. As the years went by, each of “our” dogs slowly passed away one by one. Most of them died of old age while others got sick. But I clearly remember that one just disappeared. It was Brownie. When I asked about him, the reply I got was that he just wondered off on his own one night and never came back. He was already quiet old then. If he went to die somewhere peacefully we never knew. But then, I run across this article in the newspaper about some people who eat dog meat for “traditional” purposes which sounds like a total scam to me, and I think back of Brownie who just disappeared one night.

In Benguet province, for example, people eat dog meat for “healing purposes”.

“Those who came back from the war had to be cleansed in a ritual called the daw-es. A dog had to be sacrificed to cleanse [a warrior] because he was presumed to be dirty after killing [an enemy],”… read more here.

Apparently, the TOMO is practiced as a spiritual healing procedure. Those who were directly and indirectly involved in the battle among the tribes are cleansed or purified with an animal sacrifice, the DOG believing “that it barks and therefore can drive away the haunting spirits”. The head is the price, symbolizing the “head of the enemy”.

In the Animal People Files - it indicates that some indigenous groups in a few Asian countries allow dog and cat eating but Tibetan and Thai Buddhists disapprove of it.

In the Philippines Animal Welfare Act 1998 clearly indicates the banning of dog meat eating.

SEC. 6. It shall be unlawful for any person to torture any animal, to neglect to provide adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat any animal or to subject any dog or horse to dogfights or horsefights, kill or cause or procure to be tortured or deprived of adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat or use the same in research or experiments not expressly authorized by the Committee on Animal Welfare.

The killing of any animal other than cattle, pigs. goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits, carabaos, horses, deer, and crocodiles is likewise hereby declared unlawful except in the following instances:

(1) When it is done as part of the religious rituals of an established religion or sect or a ritual required by tribal or ethnic custom of indigenous cultural communities; however, leaders shall keep records in cooperation with the Committee on Animal Welfare;

(2) When the pet animal is afflicted with an incurable communicable disease as determined and certified by a duly licensed veterinarian;

(3) When the killing is deemed necessary to put an end to the misery suffered by the animal as determined and certified by a duly licensed veterinarian;

(4) When it is done to prevent an imminent danger to the life or limb of a human being; and

(5) When done for the purpose of animal population control;

(6) When the animal is killed after it has been used in authorized research or experiments; and

(7) Any other ground analogous to the foregoing as determined and certified by a licensed veterinarian.

In all the above mentioned cases, including those of cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits. carabaos, horses, deer and crocodiles the killing of the animals shall be done through humane procedures at all times. For this purpose, humane procedures shall mean the use of the most scientific methods available as may be determined and approved by the committee.

Only those procedures approved by the Committee shall be used in the killing of animals.

I hoped I'd be a Klimt...
by missP on Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:34 pm
You Are Best Described By...



San Giorgio Maggiore, Twilight
By Claude Monet

What Famous Work of Art Are You?

Take the "What Famous Art Are You?" quizz


I thought I would be a Klimt, but it turned out my personality is best described by a Monet. Hmmm--- in fairness, I like the color theme of the painting. It shows me a passion so sttrong and yet peaceful in essence.
LIQUID SUBSTANCES ARE BANNED IN CARRY-ON LUGGAGES
by missP on Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:37 am
***LIQUID SUBSTANCES ARE BANNED IN CARRY-ON LUGGAGES ON FLIGHTS TO THE U.S.

Started 10th of this month at the Frankfurt International Airport, new regulations have been in effect to all flights to the U.S. NO liquid or gel are allowed to be brought in the handcarry luggages of passengers. If any, passengers are advised to check-in the said carry on luggage prior to boarding the aircraft. This includes:

*beverages
*tanning lotion
*toothpaste
*shampoo
*creams
*hair gel
*other liquids of similar consistency

***Passengers can bring:

**baby formula, breast milk or juice (if baby or infant travels in their company)
**essential medicine if the name marked on the medicine/prescription matches the name on the ticket.

Since this memorandum was issued as per instruction of the Federal Ministry of Interior in Germany as required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, extra security checks has been placed in Frankfurt International Airport before getting into the departure gates areas. Hand-carry luggages are checked for any liquid matreials that cannot be brought on board the aircarft. These stuff are confiscated if the passengers doesn't have enough time to check in the said banned substances. Although there are leaflets being distributed and passengers are even informed at the check in counters, there are still a lot of complaints occuring.

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In line with the London bombings and several threats going on at public areas which are common targets of the terrorists, more security measures have been added to ensure safety of the public. The airports are no exception to both facts. Because of this, you won't believe the lines and delays occuring everyday in such places. People complain. Guests get angry and hysterical. Then, they start blaming the airport /airline employees for being inefficient and unhelpful. BUT, just as frequent travellers and guests flyers whine about how bad/terrible the services at the airports are, we common lowly employees who work at the airport also have our share of complaints about the guests as well. Please bear in mind, that we are not there to make your life travels difficult or to prevent you from getting on the plane. We are not the denizens at the airports. On the contrary, we are there to provide you extra services that would make your trip as comfortable as it can get. Keep in mind some facts, then we can all communicate clearly and you (guests) will definitely be happy with the service you will get.


Pointers when flying:

***Know your airport. Nowadays, one can find this out without having to leave the comforts of their home. Check over the net, if you have internet connection about how the big the airport is, which terminal you will be flying from, in case you are departing from a very big airport with several halls, it is best to get off at the entrance of the middle hall. To get to both ends of the airport would then be easier and faster for you. You can also get these information from the ticketing agency where you bought the ticket from. Feel free to ask them about how to get to the airport, which terminal you'll have to get off, etc. They will be very happy to give you more than enough details that you need. Upon arrival at the airport, you will also find information counters which are most of the time located near the main entrance doors.

***Know your flight number.
Most passengers, when they get to the airport, they would declare to an airport employee, (recognize by their id's) their destination but not flight number. If for example, one flies to London heathrow, Lufthansa and British Airways for example, are two carriers that have several flights to london heathrow in one day. It would be good to know which flight would you be taking at what time, etc. You will get these info from your booking agent or if you booked over the net, then please print out a copy of your itenerary.

***Be there at least 2 hours before your flight.
Just because you have a ticket on your hands, doesn't mean that the airplane will wait for you if you arrive late. Gate closes 20 minutes before departure for some flights. Check-in counters close half an hour before time of departure. unless you do not have air-rail tickets, you cannot blame the tardiness of your train for your late arrival at the airport. Nor can you blame the airport staff for inefficiency, if you miss your flight just because you arrived late anyway. Definitely, traffic excuse or car trouble is not good enough reason for your airline to pay extra huge amounts to the airport just to wait for you. If you are flying long haul, please 3 hours prior to departure would be sufficient for you. This is necessary, specially because of the long cueues that cannot be avoided. Not to mention that nowadays, passengers have to go through several security checks as required by law in order to ensure and achieve utmost safety for the travellers. After going through all these, you will be rewarded by the comforts that the airport can offer to you. Internet connection, good quality service at the lounges, a variety of restaurants that serve international cuisines as well as local delicacies. For kids, there are also areas where they can be left to play at. of course there are employees present to assist them.

***Remember that your ticket serves as your binding contract with the airline you are travelling with. This means that not only the airline is responsible but YOU are too. Airlines provide what is necessary for the passengers but you have to put in your share of the bargain. If you arrive at the airport late, with several heavy luggages in tow and hysterical because you still want to leave on the planned timed, this system doesn't work. At the back of your ticket, you can find the necessary info you need too. Like how many hours prior to departure should you be at the airport and the amount of luggage you are allowed to take with you.

***With regards to delays, cancellations of lost luggages, for example, there are leaflets being distributed or placed at several info stands all over the aiport. As a passenger, you have the right to claim for imdemnities for the airline responsible for the delay, cancellation or losses incurred.

Keep this info in mind and you will definitely be ensured 110% service.

Those who travel frequently are definitely very much aware that these tips are actually self explanatory. BUt believe you me, there are people who travel, taking all the extra luggages they can bring but forgets to pack a bit of common sense with them as well Wink.

***No airline or airport authority is responsible for the "POINTERS" written here. These are all based from the incidents that I encountered as an employee of an agency at the Frankfurt International Airport during the three years I work there.
Panaginip lang pala...
by missP on Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:54 am
Hayyy! Sarap ng buhay. Sa wakas, apat na araw ang pahinga ko. Pwede mag in-in sa kama, huwag mag madaling maligo, wala akong iisipin na oras ng tren at di ko kailangan maghanap ng mga pasaherong nawawala, hahaha.

Dito lang ako sa bahay. Ayoko din lumabas at mamasyal. May oras na para mag sagot ng mga emails. Sa wakas makikita ko na ang mga letrato nang mga pinsan ko at pamangkin galing amerika. May oras na ako para umupo sa harap ng comp at mag bloghopping. Makaka pag update na ako ng blogsite ko at mag a upload din ako ng mga letrato ko sa aking gallery. Ah, oo nga pala, mag tatanggal na din ng mga spammers comments at ma update din ang ip banning list ko ng spammers. Marami din pala ako for fillings at mga dapat dalhin sa post office dito sa malapit sa amin. Kailangan ko din pala lumabas ng ilang minuto. Pero okay lang. Apat na maliligayang araw naman ang mailalaan ko para matapos ang lahat ng ito. Kaya, di ko kailangan mag madali.

Ang sarap talaga, pag may break na ganito paminsan-minsan.

Sa bandang di kalayuan, naririnig...

"My love, wake up. It is time...you have to get up now."

May nararamdaman akong umuuga sa braso ko. Teka, ano ito? Tanong ko sa sarili ko. Anong oras na kaya? Naalala ko may relo sa bandang kanan ng kama ko. Sinilip ko ito. 03:00 AM, haayy, di pa ako huli. mahahabol ko pa ang 04:04 na tren. Maka-karating pa ako sa tamang oras sa trabaho.


Huwaaaaaahhhh!!!!

bagged bagged bagged
Katawa ta, Bai'
by missP on Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:01 am
Si Juni taga BOHOL nibalhin ug sa CEBU na siya nag eskwela...

Maestro: ok class today we use "AMONG" in a sentence...ikaw TEBAN use AMONG in a sentence.

Teban: AMONG the flowers i like sampaguita is the best.

Maestro: very good, ikaw Makoy use AMONG in a sentence.

Makoy: AMONG the animals the carabao is the best.

Maestro: very good! ikaw JuNi use AMONG in a sentence.

Juni (nakuratan): ha? unsa to sir?

Maestro: natulog diay ka jUnI? use AMONG in a sentence!!

JuNi:AMONG....AMONG...AMONG to sir no? AMONG KAMOTE SA BOHOL GIBOKBOK!

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Manag-uyab nag DATE:

Girl: Love, GIGUTOM KO

Boy: Unsa may gusto nimo Hamburger?

Girl: Dili ko ana..

Boy: Unsa man diay, Sandwich?

Girl: Layo ra gihapon na sa akong gusto

Boy: Itlog na lang hinuon?

Girl: Kana duol-duol na na sa akong gusto

Boy: OTAN????

Girl: Makalagot UY! Wrong spelling pa gyud!!!!

Smile Smile Smile KEEP SMILING!!! Smile Smile Smile

Are you lost, too?
by missP on Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:57 am
“How may I help you? What can I do for you? You seem lost.” Most of the time, I don’t even need to add the last phrase, since the person I am addressing would admit it to me anyway. These are questions I oftentimes ask at work. This is what I do. I feel good whenever I can be of service to somebody else. Knowing that in some little way I have helped somebody for the day. Most times, I wonder if any one of these people I would eventually meet in heaven (ala TFPYMIH) someday and if they would say to me, “Hey, you helped me once, I remember” or if they would say, “Hey, you are the reason why I am here today”. Meaning that in some ways, my help to them turned out to be their end instead. For this reason, I am afraid. This is the responsibility that goes along with trying to be helpful, or should I say, the hassles?

In any case, I still utter the question day after day, as much as I can. Not just at work but also when I am on the road in a PUV, at a mall or at the grocer’s. I try to give only the information that I am most certain is true. Otherwise, I would rather send them somewhere else to ask. At the end of the day, I still feel good knowing that I helped somebody, anybody.

But this doesn’t keep me from thinking if I am also lost myself. Sometimes, in the quiet moments during the day, while taking a break from work or just being alone at home, I often ask myself if I too need help from somebody. Am I in the right place or situation that I am in currently? If I am happy with where I am now and what I am doing to keep me busy presently. I constantly ask myself if I am really destined to be where I am now.

Contented? Yes I definitely am. I have actually nothing else to ask for. Well, okay, just one more thing. But I am prepared for any answers I would get as to “that” special request. Dreams? Well most of them have materialized already but there is still one or two, that until now I don’t have any idea how to make them come true. In this sense, I can very well say I myself am also lost. I also need assistance. Just a bit of nudge in the right direction would actually do, I think. Some kind of clue is all that I need. Somewhere out there is a person fated to tell me this or show me the right way. There are signs everywhere, I know, but sometimes one just needs to be reminded of one’s fate, one’s destiny. I am one of them too, you see. Wink

Do I look like a MAN?
by missP on Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:26 am
I stole this from Kai. I loved this. I actually had fun tweaking my pics just so I could find out how many celebs i look alike with... vain!!!

Well, I found out that I looked like several male celebs, like Staurt Townsend, Alexander Graham Bell, Tim Robbins, Bill Paxton, Dick Fosbury and Oscar Wilde. Honestly some of them I don't even know, buwahahahahah!

In the end, I chose only the female look-a-likes. Unfortunately, I could only chose five, so, my look-alike Anne Frank was unconveniently removed. Strange that it turns out I look like her, coz her life story has always fascinated me. Deja Vu?



To make your own Celeb-look-alike gallery, please visit My Heritage.