Sunday, July 31, 2011

50% Off Cebu Pacific Promo Fares

Every Juan is a winner because Cebu Pacific just announced 50% off for selected destination. This is the biggest Cebu Pacific promo fare that I have encountered so far. The airline is allotting 500,000 seats to be included in this seat sale. This is for international and domestic flights from September 1 to December 14, 2011. Avail of this Cebu Pacific promo fare this day (July 31) until tomorrow (August 1) or until seats last.

Sixteen international destinations are included in this seat sale. These international destinations are Bangkok, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Singapore, Shanghai and Taipei.

Thirty-four domestic destinations included in the seat sale. The domestic destinations include Boracay, Cebu, Laoag, Clark, Puerto Princesa, Coron, Siargao, Surigao, Dumaguete, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit Cebu Pacific website and book a flight now before the discounted seats are gone.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ease Back Pain with Posture Correction Cushion from ELD

One of my office problems is that I feel back pains whenever I go home from work. As the work week wore on, the pain on my back becomes more pronounced and is unbearable at some times. Having back pain affects my performance in my work because it puts additional stress to me and make me lose my focus.

I read in a health magazine that majority of office workers are experiencing back pains because of incorrect posture. The health magazine said that many office workers sit inside their offices for a long time. The break time allotted for each office workers is not enough to reduce the tension on back muscles that causes the back pain.

At first, I thought that my back pain was caused by my the chair that I am sitting upon so I requested a better chair for me. However, the new office chair did not solve my problem and the pain on my back still persists. Our office doctor told me that the back pain is not caused by my chair but by my incorrect posture. He recommended that I try sitting in correct posture to reduce back pain. However, I found it hard to sit on correct posture because I got accustomed to incorrect posture. So, I searched the net to look for a tool that will me correct my posture while sitting and ease the pain on my back. This is where I discovered ELD Posture correction cushion.

The ELD Posture correction cushion was created by ELD, which is also a maker of quality travel bags.

According to ELD, their posture correction cushion maintains good posture by putting legs together. What I like is that the ELD Posture correction cushion decreases the pressure to the back because it disperse the weight while sitting. This is the key to reduce the pain on my back. The posture correction cushion also has 45 degrees streamlined shape on the surface that keeps hip-line beautiful. The cushion also has memory foam line that is so designed to allow hips to go in naturally, so it lessens fatigue even for long time use. The horse hoof-shaped design and mesh fabric decreases discomfort because of the improved air-permeability.

I also discovered that the ELD Posture correction cushion was a well-researched product. They ensured  that the products will truly help their customers to return to correct posture. Here is an image that shows how serious ELD is with their product:
Advantages of ELD posture correction Cushion

ELD Posture correction cushion is highly recommended for office workers who sit inside their office for 8 hours everyday; students who want to maintain their focus on their studies without the worry of having back pains; truck drivers, bus drivers and those who are driving long distances; and ladies who want to maintain their good posture while sitting.

Finally, I found the solution to my back problems. I am glad that I discovered ELD Posture correction cushion. I am sure that my back pain will be gone once I started using ELD Posture correction cushion.

How about you? Are you worrying about back pains and having good sitting posture? I suggest that you buy ELD Posture correction cushion now.  You can also check on the posture correction on the ELD website now. You can also follow ELD on Facebook and Twitter. You can also watch ELD's videos on YouTube. Also check out ELD's elegant travel bags:

Friday, July 29, 2011

Avoid being a Budol Budol Gang Victim

I talked about an incident where somebody accused me of being a Budol Budol Gang. In that incident, I lent my cellular phone to a stranger. After a few hours, someone is sending me text messages accusing me that I stole his friend’s phone. I know that I did not do anything so I believe that person is just scaring me so that I can give in to his demands.

Scaring gullible people so as to put them under control are just one of the tricks being used by the Budol Budol Gang. The gang is more popular in using hypnotism and the power of suggestion to control the minds of its victims.

My elementary teacher was a victim of Budol Budol Gang. According to her, she met a stranger while she is doing her shopping at our town’s market. The stranger told her that he will give her money if she allowed him to go to her house. From then on she can’t recall what happened to her. Her housemaid filled in the details for her. The maid said that my teacher and a stranger entered the house. My teacher went in her room and brought her jewelries and gave it to the stranger. After the stranger left, my teacher started crying and she said “na budol budol ako.”

My boss told me of another Budol Budol Gang story. He said that his friend was tricked by Budol Budol Gang to withdraw all of his money in ATM. My boss said that my friend is in front of an ATM when a lady approached her and took his ATM receipt. Then a man told him to withdraw all his money, which he obliged without hesitation. He can’t recall what happened but he knew that the balance of his ATM account is zero and the two strangers are gone.

Stories like those of my teacher and my boss’ friend can cause Goosebumps to many of us but there should be no room for fear because it is fear and other emotions that the Budol Budol Gang use to control their victims.

So, how can you avoid being a victim of the Budol Budol Gang? Here’s how:

1. Always be Vigilant at All Times

Being vigilant is your best weapon against Budol Budol Gang. A vigilant person has an alert mind and an alert mind is not fall easily to the tricks of Budol Budol Gang. If you are withdrawing money from the ATM, always observe the people behind you. If you notice that someone is approaching or getting to close to you, look the person in the eye and told him to stay away and wait a little. If the members of Budol Budol Gang noticed that you are vigilant then will avoid you and they will look for easier prey.

2. Don’t Talk to Strangers

In a bus, an old lady started talking to me. She told many things about her life, the War, her daughters. Before I go down the bus, she told me if she could see my palm because she is good in palmistry. Fortunately, the bus stop on my destination and I left the old lady. I don’t know why but I am suspicious of the old lady. Is she just bored for the whole duration of the travel that’s why she wants someone to talk to? The lesson here is to avoid talking to strangers as much as possible. Budol Budol Gang members are good speakers and use the power of suggestion to bend their victim’s mind. My teacher became a victim because a stranger talked to her.

3. Don’t Walk Alone

As much as possible, have someone accompany you whenever you travel. Two heads are harder to hypnotize. However, if both you are not vigilant then both of you can fall prey to the Budol Budol Gang. A commenter on my old post about Budol Budol Gang said that the two of them were hypnotized in an SM Mall in Las PiƱas City. They surrendered their laptop, SLR camera and a cellular phone to the criminals.

Those are three of the tips that I can share to avoid being a victim of the Budol Budol Gang. Keep these things in mind to keep yourself safe from these criminals.


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Monday, July 25, 2011

Looking for TDK Flash Disk Flash Lock Software?

One risk when using a flash drive is that virus and malwares often get into the drive and corrupt the files inside. Aside from corrupting the files, some computer viruses also render the flash disk unusable. This situation happened to my TDK Flash Disk. All of my files were gone and the flash disk served as the medium in infecting computers in my office. Because of this, I have no choice but to reformat my TDK flash disk so as to remove the virus and make it usable once again.

In a previous post, I said that my TDK flash disk has a flash lock software that is useful for keeping sensitive files invisible to the eyes of other people. However, the virus also corrupted the flash lock software. The software was also deleted when I reformatted my TDK flash disk.
TDK Flash Disk Flash Lock Software interface
TDK Flash Lock Software interface.

I had to find a copy of the flash lock software so that I can use it in my TDK flash disk. Thankfully, I discovered that the TDK website has the flash lock software that can be downloaded for free.

Are you looking for TDK flash disk's flash lock software? Then I suggest that you visit TDK's website and download the software. The flash lock software is compressed in a zip file and is downloaded from the website for a few seconds. Extract the flash lock software from the zip file and place it inside your TDK flash disk. You don't need to do any installation. All you have to do is to copy and paste the flash lock software.


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Sunday, July 24, 2011

List of Tagaytay Homes - Part 2

I have written about Tagaytay homes in an earlier post. In that post, I just mentioned Palm Crest, Royale Tagaytay Estates, Southridge Subdivision, and Villa Chiara Subdivision. It is obvious that my list of Tagaytay homes is incomplete because there are plenty of established subdivisions in Tagaytay City. There are also new subdivisions that are being developed in the city.

Here is another set of Tagaytay homes that you can check, if you are planning to buy a house, lot or house and lot in Tagaytay City.

1. Ashiyana Tagaytay

This Tagaytay home was developed by Anhawan Development Inc. and Royal Asia Multi-Properties. It is located along Tagaytay Mendez Road in Patutong Malaki North, Tagaytay City. One of the advantage of Ashiyana Tagaytay over other Tagaytay homes is that it is located near Jollibee and McDonalds, so you don't need to go far away just to eat your favorite McDo items or Langhap Sarap meals.
Ashiyana Tagaytay model unit - Tagaytay homes
Ashiyana Tagaytay model unit.
Ashiyana Tagaytay's amenities include a club house, playground and kids pool. Price of house and lot start from 2, 346, 000 Pesos for 120 sq m land area and 40 sq m floor area. Visit the Ashiyana website or contact telephone numbers 994-8103 and 352–2008 for more info.

2. Tagaytay Country Homes 2

Cityland is the real estate company that developed many Tagaytay homes. Aside from Tagaytay Country Homes 2, there is Tagaytay Country Homes 1 and Tagaytay Country Homes 3. This Tagaytay home is located Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay City. Tagaytay Country Homes 2 brags amenities like a basketball court, guarded entrance and multi-purpose hall with swimming pool.
Tagaytay Country Homes 2 - Tagaytay homes
Tagaytay Country Homes 2 model unit.
People who want to own house and lot in Tagaytay Country Homes 2 can pay in installment for as low as 10,125 Pesos per month. Visit Cityland website for more info.

3. Monticello Subdivision

This Tagaytay home is located along Sta. Rita Drive, Barangay Kaybagal, Tagaytay City. Monticello Subdivision is not as developed as the first two Tagaytay homes. Thus, this subdivision is suitable for those who are looking for a place in Tagaytay City where they can build their dream house from scratch. Unfortunately, Monticello Subdivision has no website so buyers had to go to real estate agents just to get the information regarding the subdivision. I advice caution when dealing with real estate agents.

So, those are the three Tagaytay homes I gathered for this post. Watch out for more list that I will post on the next posts.


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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Leptospira Symptoms

In the previous post, I talked about how to avoid canine leptospirosis or simply leptospirosis. I also mentioned that leptospirosis (or leptospira) can be obtained by exposing oneself to soil or water that are contaminated with Leptospira bacteria.

What if you suspect that you are exposed to soil or water contaminated with Leptospira bacteria? How will you know if the bacteria already entered your body and wreaking havoc to your health?

According to Medicinet, Leptospira symptoms occur about 25 days after the exposure to the Leptospira bacteria. Leptospirosis is a biphasic disease. Biphasic means that this disease has two phases. For the first phase, the leptospira symptom is general flu-like symptom that include headache, muscle pain, eye pain because of bright lights, chills and fever.

The person then begins to be asymptomatic or doesn't show any symptoms.

The second phase occurs few days after feeling better during the asymptomatic period. Leptospira symptoms in the second phase include the symptoms during the first phase and stiffness of the neck. Other symptoms are meningitis (inflammation of the nerves to the eyes, brain and spinal column), renal failure and liver damage that results to jaundice.

Leptospirosis is usually wrongly diagnosed because it has wide range of symptoms. Thus, people who suspects that they have leptospirosis should tell their doctors the instance when they were exposed to the Leptospira bacteria.


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Monday, July 18, 2011

How to Avoid Canine Leptospirosis

Typhoon and floods - these are things that is brought by the Rainy Season. The Rainy Season is also the season of various illneses and one of the fatal disease that is popular during this is season is leptospirosis.

Canine leptospirosis is disease that affects both animals and humans. The disease is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira and is known to damage the kidneys and livers of dogs. There are also reported canine leptospirosis that affects the lungs of causing severe hemorrhage.

Canine leptospirosis is commonly transferred through water or mud that contains Leptospira bacteria, which came from the urine of animals infected with canine leptospirosis. There other ways to be infected with canine leptospirosis other then being exposed to Leptospira contaminated water. The bacteria can enter the body through wounds or break in the skin, swallowing contaminated water, and splashing contaminated water to the eyes and nose. Canine leptospirosis can also be contracted through other means. Being exposed to blood or body fluids of animals infected with canine leptospirosis is one way to contract the disease. Veterinarians, slaughterhouse, and people working with animals have the risk of contracting canine leptospirosis.
canine leptospirosis bacteria
Magnified image of Leptospira bacteria.

Vaccine against canine leptospirosis is not yet exisiting for humans. There anti-leptospirosis vaccines against animals but those are just for few strains of the Leptospira bacteria. Because of this lack of vaccine, the best way to prevent contracting canine leptospirosis is the reduce exposure to contaminated water. Here are some ways to avoid canine leptospirosis.

1. Avoid flood and other possibly contaminated water – floods are everywhere during the Rainy Season. Metro Manila, a known haven for rats and stray dogs and cats, has many areas that are flooded with water from the sewers and esteros overflowing to the streets. Avoid flooded areas as much as possible, especially if you have wounds or openings on your skin. Never swallow flood water.

2. Wear gloves when working with mud and moist soil – Leptospira bacteria are known to thrive on moist area. This means that you can still contract canine leptospirosis if you expose yourself with contaminated mud or moist soil.

3. Wear proper gears when working with animals – Slaughterhouse workers should make sure that they wear proper gear when working with animals. Gloves and proper uniform serve as added protection to Leptospira bacteria that are possibly present in blood and body fluids of animals. This reminder is also applicable to veterinarians and other people working with animals.

4. Avoid eating “double dead” meat – “Double dead” meat are meat that came from animals that died because of disease. It is possible that the “double dead” meat came from an animal that came from an animal that died because of canine leptospirosis. Also, I recommend that you cook your food well to make sure that all bacteria, including the Leptospira bacteria, die during the cooking process.

It is said that prevention is the best cure. This adage is also applicable with canine leptospirosis. The best way to avoid canine leptospirosis is to avoid it by avoiding water, mud or other medium that are contaminated with the Leptospira bacteria.


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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Jollibee Party Package Themes

In a previous post, I talked about the different Jollibee party packages available for those who are planning a Jollibee Kiddie Party. In the previous post, I showed that there are five party packages available and each packages are tailor-fitted according to the budget of the person planning the birthday.

Now, I will show you the different party themes available for a Jollibee Kiddie Party.

There are four Jollibee Kiddie Party Themes. The themes are Jollitown, Transformers, My Best Friend Jollibee and Barbie.

Jollibee Party Package Theme #1: Jollitown

Jollibee Party Package - Jollitown

Jollitown is the name of the now defunct TV show in GMA Network that features Jollibee and friends. If you avail this party theme, then you will get Jollibee, Hetty, Yum, Popo and Twirlie to join your birthday party. Aside from the presence of all mascots of Jollibee, you will also get invitation cards, party hats, tray liners, birthday cakes, and loot bags.

Jollibee Party Package Theme #2: My Best Friend Jollibee

Jollibee Party Package - My Bestfriend Jollibee

This party theme is for those who are ultimate fans of Jollibee (just like my office mate he he). Make your birthday party full of fun by inviting Jollibee over through this party theme. You will also get invitation cards, party hats, tray liners, birthday cakes, and loot bags in this Jollibee party theme.

Jollibee Party Package Theme #3: Barbie

Jollibee Party Package - Barbie

The Barbie party package theme is perfect for those who want to have a girlie birthday party. Let your daughter enjoy her birthday with Barbie-inspired party. With this theme, everything is colored in pink. You will also get Barbie inspired invitation cards, party hats, tray liners, birthday cakes, and loot bags in this Jollibee party theme.

Those are the four Jollibee party theme that you can choose for the birthday of your child. I recommend this for those who are fan of Jollibee and for those do not have time to prepare the birthday party but have the money.


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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Eight Pesos Cebu Pacific Promo Fares

Cebu Pacific just offered 1 Peso promo fare to some of its domestic flights. Now, Cebu Pacific unveiled its latest promo fares for the airline's international flights.

Cebu Pacific just announced that you can now fly to Singapore or Hongkong from Cebu or Manila for as low as 888 Philippine pesos. Cebue Pacific promo fares to Hongkong or Singapore is as low as 555 Philippine pesos. The seat sale is applicable for flight schedules from September 1 to October 31, 2011.

Cebu Pacific promo fares are also available for those who will be taking domestic flights from October 14 to December 15, 2011. Fly for as low as 8 Philippine pesos from Cagayan de Oro to Iloilo on the said dates. The 8 Philippines pesos discounted fare is also applicable for flights Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi on the said dates.

The Lite Fare of 588 Philippine pesos is available for those who are flying from Cebu to Pagadian, Ozamiz or Surigao. 888 Philippine pesos Lite Fare is also available for those who are traveling from Manila to Ozamiz, Surigao or Pagadian.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Pioneer Highlands Condo Unit for Rent

Are you looking for a place to rent in the area of Ortigas, Mandaluyong City? Then I recommend my friend's condo unit located in Pioneer Highlands. Pioneer Highlands is located near Robinson's Forum Pioneer at corner Madison Street.

The condo unit has an area of 43.11 square meters and is tenanted. Rent price is 17,000 Philippine pesos per month.

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Here is one photo of the condo unit:
Pioneer Highlands Condominium Unit

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cebu Pacific Piso Fare NOW!

Cebu Pacific just announced it lowest seat sale yet. Fly to Tawi-Tawi from Zamboanga and Iloilo to Cagayan de Oro for as low as one (1) peso. Yes you read it right, these Cebu Pacific promo fares are just 1 peso.

The said Cebu Pacific promo fares can only availed today; July 7, 2011; or until available seats last. The seat sale is applicable for travel from October 14 to December 15 this year.

The 1 peso Cebu Pacific promo fare is available for daily flight from Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi flight and thrice weekly for Iloilo to Cagayan de Oro Flight.

The question now is the 1 peso seat sale too good to be true? Well, no. The 1 peso fare is exclusive of government taxes and surcharges. So, if you are planning to avail this Cebu Pacific promo fare, I suggest that you prepare extra money other than the 1 peso in your coin purse because you still has to pay the government for Value Added Tax (VAT) and other fees like the terminal fee before you board the plane.

Well, the 1 peso Cebu Pacific promo fare is still good.

So, if you are having a trip on any day from October 14 to December 15 then I suggest that you avail this 1 peso promo fare.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New on Jollibee Menu: Jolly Crispy Fries Sour Cream

Jollibee keeps on pumping out new items on Jollibee menu. Last time I talked about the Jollibee Float. Now, Jollibee reinvented its French fries by creating two new flavors. The two new flavors of Jollibee's French fries are the Jolly Crispy Fries Cheese and the Jolly Crispy Fries Sour Cream.

Me and my beloved saw these new items on the Jollibee menu that's why we gave it a try. My beloved chose the Jolly Crispy Fries Sour Cream. The cashier told us that the new fries are only available in “large” size only. There is no such thing as regular sized Jolly Crispy Fries Sour Cream. I wondered why because it is easy to offer French fries in “regular” size no matter what the flavor is.

According to iSoda, he found the Jolly Crispy Fries Sour Cream as tasteless. He said that he ended up eating it with ketchup just for it to have a taste. We did not have the same experience with our Jolly Crispy Fries. Our Jolly Crispy Fries Sour Cream taste what it should taste and it tastes as fried potatoes with sour cream.
Jollibee Menu Jolly Crispy Fries Sour Cream
Jolly Crispy Fries Sour Cream. Source Jollibee.

Maybe iSoda's fries became tasteless because the Jollibee crew did not put enough sour cream flavor on his fries. That is possible because fastfoods have notorious reputation when it comes to controlling the quality of food that they serve for their customers.

I do agree with iSoda and I say that potato fries taste much better on stalls that specialize on selling fried potatoes. I remember one stall where sister and I bought fried potatoes on sticks that have delicious flavor. I forgot the name but their shops are located on MRT and LRT stations and along corridors inside major malls.

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