April 28, 2016

CLSU Summer Festo 2016

Last week, we had a chance to visit our home town for some “business opportunity”. Mommy and I decided to take a try on this one rather than keeping our savings in the bank which gives an insignificant interest. We really need to take the risk. As the quotation by Christopher Columbus, “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Mama and Papa were surprised on our arrival. Though Mommy’s brother already mentioned to them that we are going home that they, hindi din kasi kami nag-inform na darating kami.

We were informed that there is an event happening at CLSU Oval (sports field), the CLSU Summer Festo. This event is the counterpart of the yearly Lantern and Float Festival every December.

It was 2002’s Lantern and Float Festival when Mommy and I last attended an event in the same place. Fourteen years na pala. Every year, we are planning to attend the same event but the date always coincides with our company’s Christmas Party.

There were floats, street dance contest, food stalls and much more to enjoy. Parang Lantern Festival din. Sinabayan pa ng mahangin na panahon that time.

Matthew is very happy and much enjoyed the event too. Parang hindi nagbyahe ng apat na oras.

There is also fireworks display but we haven’t caught it since it started before we arrived the place. Nagtreat pa kasi si Papa for our dinner.

What we watched is the street dancing competition by different colleges. They tour the audience by dancing into different Asian festivals like in Indonesia, Brunei, Myanmar and others. Kumpleto pati costumes and music. Some are accompanied with drums and beginner guitar.

After the street dancing, comedy duo is the next part of the event but did not start immediately. I asked Mommy if we can go home and take a rest after the long travel.

There have been changes in such event in our Alma Mater. The stage is a lot different from before. Kumpleto na ng light effects and widescreen is already installed so everyone can have a view even far from the stage.

By the way, sorry for the quality of photos, these were took using our phones.

I am hoping to attend such events in our Alma Mater in the future.
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April 25, 2016


We know the story of the strongest person in the earth - Superman. He was sent to earth by his parents from the planet Krypton just before their planet exploded.

But did you know that aside from him there is another person sent to take care and look after him upon reaching Earth? It was her 13-year old cousin Kara Zor-El.

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Unfortunately, her ship was affected by the shock wave from Krypton's explosion and diverted to the Phantom Zone. She stayed there for 24 years. The time also stopped for Kara and when she escaped from the said place, she reaches the earth as a 13-year old girl.

Her cousin, Kal-El was already known as Superman and seems she doesn't need to take care of him anymore. She brought to the family that took care of her cousin.

As she grew up, she just kept her powers and live as a normal girl thinking that the planet doesn't need another superhero.

However, she had to reveal her powers because of one disaster where she needs to save her foster sister from the plane crash. From there, she was recognized as Supergirl.

Supergirl is starred with Melissa Benoist as Kara. For some, she was known as Marley Rose in the Musical TV Series, Glee.

The first season of this TV Series has already ended few weeks ago but I am still on the 7th episode and looking forward to finishing the entire series soon. According to some reviews, there are lots of twists happened towards the end.

Have you seen this TV series too?
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April 15, 2016

Things To Do This Summer for Kids

Matthew is officially in the vacation mode since their moving-up held on the first week of April. Though he already had a week-long vacation in Nueva Ecija, this is not yet enough for him to keep from being bored staying at home. Gusto pa nga mag-extend ng bakasyon kaso walang magbabantay. Mama and Papa go to work too.

With this, Mommy is looking for something to keep him busy at home. Printing coloring pages, downloading e-books for kids are just some.

Here are other suggestions that will help kill kid’s boredom at home.

Summer lessons
This season, there are many sports clinic offered. Basketball, swimming, martial arts are some of the common physical activities that kids may enroll.

Aside from sports, there are also art lessons like singing, playing instruments and dancing.

Advanced lessons
Though it is time for kid’s mind to take a rest from stressful school activities, having advance studies can help their mind to keep on working. Para kapag start na ulit ng school, their minds are still in condition.

This year, we wanted to improve Matthew’s penmanship. We are leaving writing tasks for him. Mommy is also looking for instructional materials to cursive writing.

Out of town
The best way to treat kids this summer is having an out of town trip. Beaches and resorts will be great but be ready for the bulk numbers of people having the summer escapades.

Going to other recreational sites like the zoo and themed parks are also a great place to visit.

Learning crafts
Learning new things is another nice way to keep kids away from being bored. Without any bias, crocheting is good. It helps improve your mind, body and mood. Aside from this, kids will have an opportunity to earn few bucks this summer.

Summer break is really a great time for many things while in another part of the globe, spring is the best time to deal with different activities. Check on https://www.alwaysforme.com/spring-break-survey the different activities for spring and it might be applied this summer too.

What are the other activities to do this summer?

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April 13, 2016

Great Summer Calls for Great Photos

Photographs are considered as integral part of man’s existence since its inception back in the 1800’s. A breakthrough that gave a portraitist and its subject time saving and an ease to a consistently excruciating pose to achieve such perfection of a desired imagery.

Capturing the precise moment.
Most of us may not know Lisa Gherardini, She is known as the lady who holds the title of the most parodied, most sung, most visited and the best known work of art in the world.

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Her portraitist, is also known as an inventor, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician, mathematician, engineer, anatomist, amongst the long list of his designation. Leonardo Da Vinci, believed to have worked on his Mona Lisa between 1503- 1506. Finished it 1517.
In order for one to accomplish such perfection in imagery, one should have utmost creativity, passion and talent to produce a grand artful output.

Beauty and Talent can strike you a Home Run
Nowadays one need not be a superb artist nor professional photographer to capture precious fambam moment, summer outdoor activities and amazing rendezvous, on or below sea level. Facilities offering extreme adventures such as Zip line and the likes are mushrooming everywhere. Active lifestyle is the in-thing that needs a gadget that corresponds and chronicles each memorable experience.

Cd-r King, Your one-stop media provider offer its patron, The Action Cam.

CD-R King Action Camera

It has a waterproof casing with waterproof rating of IP68 (Ingress Protection). Cd-R King’s Action Cam carries an LCD Display of 1.5" TFT (Thin Film Translator) and is HDMI 1080p capable with Image Resolution capacity of 4000x3000/3648x2736/3264x2448/2560x1920 and Video Resolution of 1920x1080@30FPS1280x720@60FPS/1280x720@FPS.

 Official Specification:
Mode: Capture/Video/Setup/Playback
File Format: MOV (H.264)/jpeg
Lens View Angle: 120 degree
Build in Wifi: IEEE 802.11B/G/N
I/O port: Mini HDMI/Micro 
USB 2.0 
Charging time: up to 5 
Actual usage time: up to 
Supports: Micro SD card up to 32 
Battery: 1000mAh 
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April 8, 2016

Press Release: Hot Wheels Epic Race

For toy cars enthusiasts, Hot Wheels invites you to join their Epic Race Contest.

The event is open to kids ages 3-12. A qualifying battle will be held in different locations. Top 20 in each of the qualifying rounds will advance to the finals and might be the first Epic Race Champion to be held on May 15, 2016.

Aside from the battle, kids will also witness a living diorama onsite on how their own rooms can be converted into a Hot Wheels Epic Race Track with the all new Track Builder Unlimited.

For more details check out Hot Wheels Epic Race Facebook Page.
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April 6, 2016

Safety Gears in Manufacturing Industry

I have been working in a manufacturing industry, feed milling to be exact, for almost 13 years. From the laboratory to, now, in the production.

Since I started, wearing protective gears are not a big issue, until last year, when the Department of Labor and Employment became strict with their requirements. Safety of the employees working in different industries are now being monitored and should align with the standards.

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According to http://www.losangelespersonalinjuryattorney.net/personal-injury-law/workplace-injuries-numbers/, manufacturing industry is one of the common workplaces where injuries occur. Because of this, employees should also wear the necessary safety gear to prevent any untoward incidents that may risk someone.

Here are the common protective gear required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration by Department of Labor and Employment:

Eye and Face Protection
Eye protection should be worn in the process where flying objects, liquids, radiation, glare and/or combination of these hazards. These protective gear must adequate to the workplace hazards comfortable to use, fit snugly, durable, easy to clean and disinfect, and must be kept in good condition.

For a person wearing glasses, goggles are more appropriate to use.

Respiratory Protection
Respiratory protection is needed to protect any hazards from dust, fogs, fumes, mists, smoke and other gases including vapors and sprays.

Head Protection
The hard hat is the most common head protection used in manufacturing industry. This is to protect workers from penetration of falling and flying debris, electric shock, and burns. Hard hats must be made of non-combustible or slow-burning materials and for the electrical environment, it must be non-conductor. For excessive moisture, a water-proof material is recommended.

Hair Protection
This protective gear must be worn if the worker has long hair. It should be well-fit and made of non-flammable materials.

Hand and Arm Protection
Hand and arm protection must cover the forearm, if possible, and must close fit at the upper end. The fingers of the wearer must be moving freely.

Hand and arm protection must be suitable to the type of work. For example, if a person is working with hot metals, a heat-proof glove is needed. If working with a sharp or abrasive materials, the gloves or mittens must be made of tough materials with reinforcements if necessary. Rubber-made materials are required when handling corrosive, like acids and bases.

Hand and arm protection is not recommended for operators of drillers, punch presses, and the like machinery because this might be caught by moving parts and may cause injuries.

Belts, Life Lines, and Safety Nets
These safety gears are required for workers working in unguarded surface above pits, steep slopes and moving machinery or more meters above the ground. If safety belts and life lines are not feasible, safety nets can be used as an alternative.

Materials for belts must be made of chrome tanned leather, linen or cotton webbing or other  suitable materials with at least 4.5 inches width and 0.25 inches thickness. The strength should be enough to support 114 kgs without breaking. Buckles should securely hold without slippage or another failure.

Life lines, on the other hand, should be of good quality rope with at least 0.75 inches diameter and can support a weight of 1140 kgs without breaking.

For safety nets, 3/8 inches should be the least diameter mesh. This should be equipped with padded timber sockets or equivalent means of attachment. Anchorage and support must be sturdy to catch falling worker.

Ear Protection
In a working area where noise level is above the normal condition, an earplug or earmuff is needed to reduce the sound level to a permissible level.

Safety Shoes
Safety shoes must protect our feet from heavy objects like tools and barrels that might roll onto the foot. It must also protect from sharp objects like nails and spikes. Working in a metal industry must require safety shoes that can withstand any molten metals. It should be also slip-proof and can protect from electrical hazards.

Wearing these personal protective equipment maybe uncomfortable but it is better to put SAFETY FIRST than risking your life.

Do you wear protective gears at work?

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