The Pear by John Steinbeck

August 9, 2010

The Pearl is a book written by John Steinbeck. This book is a parable, which is a short story that involves moral lesson in it. After reading this book, the ending of the story I am kinda happy and sad at the same time. I'm happy because Kino has learned his lesson. He let go The Pearl because it had caused him to lose his son. Also there was a closure for Kino as he had to throw The Pearl back into the sea himself. I'm sad too, because Coyotito (Kino Son) died. Poor baby he was so innocent but he was killed in the end. And for Kino, I felt sorry for him because he did not succeed in improving his life and he had lost everything. His house which was burned down, his canoe the source of his income was destroyed. Finally, he lost his only son (Coyotito).

The moral lesson that I think we should learn is that things are not what is impotant in person lives. What is important is life itself and family too. To be a selfish person is not a good paradigm to have. When Kino found The Pearl he become a materialistic and selfish. It took the life of his son to realized what he had and what he lost.

To all my friends, co-bloggers and visitors, I strongly recommend this book to all of you to read it. I'm pretty sure you will learn a lot in it.

Surfing , Surfing , Surfing

August 6, 2010

Do you believe that one of the world's most excellent surfing spot is part of Philippines? Yes and that is called SIARGAO ISLAND. Siargao Island is the biggest island in the miniarchipelago to the east of Surigao, though still relatively unknown amongst travellers. It is blessed with a tropical backdrop that in places could have straight out of a picture book, with more palms than you could count, white beaches, an azure ocean and deserted offshore islands. The infrastructure for tourist is still modest, so it's too early to expect much in the way of transport and accommodation. Most international visitors chiefly value the island because of its excellent surf, especially from August to October on the east coast which faces the Pacific. At least a dozen breaks have become popular, including Tuason Point, Cloud Nine, Rock Island, Pilar Point and all north of General Luna and reachable on foot or by boat. And in south of Union there's Pansukian Reef, and further south out on the island of La Janosa and Antokon huge breakers are just waiting for surfers to experience them. The annual Siargao International Surfing Cup takes place in October. So, if you are planning to go for vacation in the Philippines, I encourage you to visit Siargao Island I'm sure you like it.

Do You Believe In God ?

......that's a very basic question that most people don't want to answer for being afraid to be rejected, persecuted, humiliated or contradicted by other people. But why afraid to say whatever you truly believe in as long as you have true basis of such beliefs?

YES! I truly believe in God who is the Almighty One, the Creator of all who gives us life. My only basis for such belief is the HOLY BIBLE. But I am just wondering that inspite and despite of such proof, there are still people who don't believe in God and never believe He truly exists. There is only one thing I can say. If you don't believe in God and never believe He truly exists then you never ever believe your own existence. Everything we can feel or see in this world shows that there is God. I know this is a very strong statement that many will contradict me for saying that but I don't care coz it's better to say the truth than compromise to what are lies. Just like what I've read before that Truth is never an opinion coz Truth is always truth whether you will agree or accept it or not.

To those who believe in God, keep on believing and knowing Him more and more each day. Stand firm in the coming days. And to those who don't believe in God, think and try to seek the truth for the Truth will set you free. Godbless and more power to all !!!!

What The Difference ?

August 5, 2010

Recently I read an articles called The Male and Female Brain. The author offers some explanations to us of differences between girls and boys. The explanations has its roots in brain-based research. The author also discusses the evolution of these differences in terms of female and male brain development. Some of the differences he describes are already familiar to us. For instance, girls are more able to engage in multi task behavior, use both sides of the brain when processing information and hear better. In the articles also includes information we are less familiar with, such as boys may take more time in processing emotive information, thus making it more difficult for boys to quickly adjust after engaging in emotionally charged situations.

Well, after reading the entire articles, there is some part that I'm totally agree with especially the emotion part. Girls and Boys are different emotionally because they tend to express emotions differently. Boys hold back they're emotions till they explode. Girls however tend to express themselves so the percentage of exploding is however NOT HIGH ENOUGH TO ACTIVATE.

My Dream About Long Road

July 28, 2010

There are many mysterious things in life. We all try to learn those things, in some we may succeed while in some we may fail. One of the many such mysterious things in our life is about dreams. For me, dreams are representations of our subconcious and that they have a hidden meaning that we are left to discover for ourselves.

Few months ago, I dreamed that I was walking on a very long, winding and curvy road. I was very hungry, tired, sweating and thirsty. Then when I reached the end of the road, I saw a man standing. I couldn't see his face because he was not facing me. I asked his name, then he slowly turned around and it was freaky he was my beloved Grandfather. He was dressed in a suit, looked perfectly, like nothing was ever wrong. I wanted to say something, but as soon as I was ready to talk he disappeared. In the dream I started to get really nervous and scared. Then I woke up, but I was still extremely frightened. It was like it had really just happened in reality.

Unfortunately, this dream really disturbed me a lot because it was about a road and it involved a Grandfather of mine. According to the dream theory I just read, a Road means " difficulties" and for the Grandfather is "symbolizes all of the encouragement that is instilled in me. I have confidence in myself and do not need to hear it from other people."

Stay In Shape While Traveling

July 15, 2010

Today as economic conditions are improving and the availability of better transport facilities has inspired human beings to reach out to different places of the world and expand the business. The world is shrinking in the sense of living beings easily reaching out to distinct lands without much wastage of time. In this endeavor men faced a difficulty of staying fit while traveling which has become the most important aspect of life today. This problem is generally faced by frequent travelers as they keep on traveling frequently due to which their eating habits suffer a lot and due to lack of time they don't get enough time to exercise for staying in shape.

Here are some tips for staying in shape while traveling which if worked out will surely work wonders on the fitness of a person.

* Now a days most of the hotels provide various facilities like gymnasium, swimming pools, yoga rooms for the betterment of their service to the customers. So you can search for hotel which provide these facilities.

* If you cannot find hotel with modern facilities theirs no need to dishearten, there are other ways with which you can stay in shape.

These are:-

* You can search for a swimming pool in nearby locations as swimming for half an hour will be best workout to stay in shape as it exercises each and every muscle of the body.

* You can opt for a walk in the morning around the locality either briskly or slowly according to the need.

* In hotel and other places instead going to upper floors through lift you can go through the stairs which will be a better exercise for the body and will burn out extra calories.

* You can carry simple exercising tools like skipping rope, dumbles and other simple machines and with the help of these ou can workout in the room without any trouble.

* If nothing could be managed then the most simple option will be doing aerobics in the room and certain asanas of yoga.

* So you can stay in shape without much efforts by these simple exercises even when you are out on a tour.


July 14, 2010

DRIVING...Is it a necessity or not? Well the answer would be it depends on where you are. Just like in the Philippines, it's not really that much necessity because there are lots of other public transportations you can take like taxis, jeepneys, buses, tricycles, etc. You can go anywhere and anytime you want because such transportations are everywhere. It's even so much expensive to own a car so most people there can't afford to have one so what's the use of learning how to drive when you can't have a car to use right? That's a pretty simple logic. But for other countries like United States wherein you can only have few public transportations to choose from then basically knowing how to drive is a big necessity. Why I said that? Because I experienced it. I don't know how to drive a car before so it's hard for me to go anywhere and anytime I want. There are even jobs wherein the employers required you to have your own reliable transportation and valid driver's license. So even you might be qualified with other basis but for sure you can't meet such requirement since you don't know how to drive. Technically you will not be hired unless they will consider your situation and will hire you even without meeting such thing. That's the case of not knowing how to drive in a country like United States.

Therefore, I strongly recommend for those who want or are planning to come to United States, you better learn how to drive while you are still in your country. It might be much cheaper to do it there because it will cost you atleast $400 plus to enroll in a driving class here. It is also much easier to do it there since it needs to have a good weather to be safe in learning how to drive. You can't practice driving when it's snowing because the road will be so slippery. You still need to wait to have a good weather or it's summertime to practice driving to make sure the road is safe to drive on. Better take this advice seriously if you want or plan to come here in the U.S. or in other country wherein driving is a necessity so you will not experience what happened to me.

True Vs. False Labor

During the last month of my pregnancy before, I experienced lot's of "false" labor. False labor pains are called Braxton Hicks contractions. They tend to occur more often as your due date draws near during the last month of pregnancy. Sometimes Braxton Hicks contractions are very mild. They can barely be felt or feel like a slight tightness in your abdomen. Other times, they can be painful. These contractions help your body gear up for birth, but do not do much open the cervix. Braxton Hicks contractions often occur in the afternoon or evening, after physical activity and sexual intercourse. They are more likely when a woman is tired or dehydrated. Be sure you drink enough fluids to stay hydrated.

If you have contractions, time them. Note how long its is from the start of one contraction to the start to the next. Keep a record for an hour and also jot down how your contractions feel. You can walk around or do household tasks while you are timing your contractions. The time between contractions will help tell you if you are in the True or False labor. Painful contractions don't always signal true labor. Painless ones don't always mean false labor, either. Each woman feels pain differently, and it can differ from one pregnancy to another.

It's easy to be fooled by false labor. Even a doctor, midwife, or nurse can have a hard time telling false labor from the real thing. He or she may need to observe you for a few hours to decide. A vaginal exam also will be done to see if your cervix is opening. No matter what your watch says about the timing of contractions, it's better to be safe than sorry. If you think you may be in labor, call your doctor or midwife's office or hospital. These are other signs that should prompt a call:

* You have symptoms of labor before 37 weeks of pregnancy

* Your water (the fluid-filled amniotic sac that surrounds the baby during pregnancy) breaks.

* You have vaginal bleeding.

* You have constant, severe pain, with no relief between contractions.

* You have a fever or chills

* The baby seems to be moving less.

And here are the list of False and True Labor.

False Labor

* Contractions often are irregular; they dont get closer together as time goes on.

* Contractions may stop when you walk, rest, or change position.

* Contractions often are weak, and they tend to stay that way; or strong contractions are followed by weaker ones.

* Pain usually is felt only in the front.

True Labor

* Contractions come at regular intervals and get closer together. They last 30-90 seconds.

* Contractions keep coming no matter what you do.

* Contractions steadily get stronger.

* Pain usually start in the back and moves to the front.

How To Link Your Site In Alexa

July 13, 2010

When submitting your site to Alexa you must go through a process to prove that you are the real owner of your site. Submitting your site to Alexa ranking is a smart move to do especially if you want to earn some extra money from your site because some opportunities are related with higher Alexa rank. So how to claim your site in Alexa?

STEP 1: Go to look for "For Site Owners" then click it.

STEP 2: From there on Manage Your Site portion click on Claim Your Site, type your blog URL and click the claim your site button. Then when you submit the claim your site button, you will get two types of files. Files that you have to upload or meta tag which you have to add in your site template. It's up to you which one you want to do the upload or meta tag process but i recommend that you go for the meta tag.

STEP 3: Copy the meta tag. Go to your site layout template and then paste the meta tag between the opening and closing tag of the HTML. Now click the save the template button. Then go back to Alexa and click on "Verify My Meta Tag". That's all... you are now all set.

What Is A Blog?

A blog is a personal online diary that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. Blogs generally represent the personality of the author or reflect the purpose of the Web site that hosts the blog. Topics sometimes include brief philosophical musings, commentary on Internet and other social issues, and links to other sites the author favors, especially those that support a point being made on a post. In simple terms, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you.

Anyway, have you tried writing about any stuff? If you haven't then try to do blog. You will learn a lot as well as you will be forced to use your brain to think on what to say... LoL! But honestly it is beneficial because it will sharpen your thinking and writing skills. You can even share your life experiences which will encourage and teach other people a lesson. In that way you can help them know how to face same challenges you already had experienced. Sounds rewarding huh? Definitely YES. So give it a try. You might discover you are good in writing.

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