Bagyong Falcon Update

It's clearly the rainy season as for a week now, the weather is perfect for lazing around and sleeping. It is so hard to get up in the morning and at work, I always have the urge to close my eyes and snooze.

I love the cool weather because I easily get dizzy when it is so hot but I don't like typhoons - the strong scary winds, thunders and lightnings, brownouts, floods, etc. I do like the suspension of classes though when I am still studying (lol).

News reports said that Bagyong Falcon is heading out of the country but is able to maintain its strength. I hope the weather clears up soon as our office has an important event on Friday and my family plans to go out this weekend.

I am sure many are also hoping to say goodbye to Tropical Depression Falcon.

Here's the latest update from PAGASA regarding Bagyon Falcon:

Tropical Depression "FALCON" has slightly accelerated as it continues to move northwestward over the Philippine Sea.
Location of Center:
(as of 10:00 a.m.)
450 km East of Virac, Catanduanes
Coordinates: 14.3°N, 128.8°E
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center
Movement: Northwest at 19 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Thursday morning:
380 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora
Friday morning:
360 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes

Saturday morning:
740 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes or

40 km Southwest of Okinawa, Japan

Jose Rizal 150 Year After

 I have always been amazed by Jose Rizal's intelligence and achievements. In college, there is a 3-unit subject that is dedicated to Rizal. In UP, the subject is called P.I. 100 during my time. The course sounds funny but it is actually not an easy one. Our teacher gave us tons of reading assignments- poems and essays of Rizal. All of Riza'ls works are really worth reading. I particularly like the essay entitled: Philippines 100 Years Hence and the one that talks about the laziness of the Filipinos.

There was no work or school yesterday because the National Historical Commission requested that the President Aquino declare the 150th birthday of our National Hero a holiday. Good thing the President listened. I think it is just right for today's youth to be more aware of Rizal as it is a great source of Pinoy pride other than Pacquiao and Charice.

Anyway one of the reasons why this date is significant to me is because it seemed to have awaken my passion for stamp collecting. You see I have a small stamp collection before. This hobby is quite boring really so its been years since I last bought a stamp. However it is nevertheless interesting so I want to buy the 150 years of Rizal stamp tomorrow and hopefully revive my stamp collecting hobby



Lunar Eclipse

A lot of people and things seems weird today. For one, my boss just decided to cancel our company outing again! We are all disappointed because we are all set to do it tomorrow. Besides it was supposed to be a summer company outing and it is almost July. Also, a client I hated started asking about the terms and conditions of the project we did for them when they  had already approved it before.

On second thought, none of the things I mentioned are really weird. But one of my officemate commented that those are probably an effect of the lunar eclipse that happened yesterday.

It was an exaggeration and I never believed on claims that an eclipse has a great effect on people's actions. But I do agree that an eclipse is an extraordinary occurrence and I always want to see it.

For some reason though, I am clueless that there is a lunar eclipse last night and so I missed it. Anyway it's not so hard to miss as  the peak happened at 4:12 am- I am in a dreamland then. It began at 1:24 am, peaked at 4:12 am and turned red at around 5 AM.

Reports said that the deep lunar eclipse that was seen in Manila and other parts of the country was the the longest in more than a decade.

This eclipse is different from the rest because the moon color turned blood red when it
usually turns brown . According to experts, it is caused by the amount of ash in the Earth's atmosphere.

The June 16, 2011 total lunar eclipse was the first of two such eclipses this year. The second lunar eclipse is expected to take place on December 10th.

Who is Erik Spoelstra?

I am not really into basketball. If there are times when I become fascinated with the sport, it is just because I got influenced either by my classmates, former dorm mates or relatives who are basketball fans.

Well I have become a fan of San Miguel team back in elementary days but I don't really follow and watch all of the games.

In high school, I got hooked in Chicago Bulls for a while because of a cousin who is always talking about Michael Jordan. And in college, I got interested in basketball because of UAAP. I lost interest quickly because unfortunately the UP maroon team is always losing.

This time though, I became interested with the fight between Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks. Most of my guy officemates followed the games and placed their bets on their chosen team.

My husband likes Miami Heat and so I watched the game hoping they will win. What makes them more likeable is the fact that their head coach, Erik Spoelstra has a Filipino blood. As so many Filipinos tuned in this NBA championship, I am not surprised to see his name included in the most searched list of Yahoo Philippines these days. He is said to be the first Filipino American head coach in the NBA and the first Filipino-American head coach of any North American professional sports team.
To those who want to know more about Erik Spoelstra, click here.

Even if Miami Heat lost, I still support them because of their coach that makes me proud as a Filipino. Nevertheless, I don't think my fascination with basketball will ever reach a higher level because Miami Heat lost the championship to Dallas.

Sad Love Quotes

I am making this post now because of one of my officemates just watched a romantic movie and started ranting about how sad his love life is (again!).

Suddenly he is mindful of every love song that is played in the radio and how the lyrics suits him so well. To make matters worse, he also started posting sad love quotes in his Facebook wall. It is not the first time he had done that and I quite admire the fact that he is not afraid to express himself. Even if it would mean brutal teasing from my other officemates.

You see every time he post cheesy messages on FB, most of my office mates started wondering about his true gender preference. Well I just find it funny and weird especially because of all the people in our office, I seem to be his favorite confidant. He loves sharing to me his love life  and love thoughts. And I always tell him that I am quite a gay magnet. I have lots of gay friends in high school and he doesn't seem to mind.

I know this post is quite nonsense, just really want to write and share. And maybe I will also share to him this Twitter account that post nice love song quotes.


I Think I Need a Sunglass

You know I am proud to say that I used to have a 20/20 vision. I don’t need to wear any glasses to see everything clearly. Unfortunately, the last time I visited an eye doctor was years ago so I am not sure if my vision is still perfect. Besides, I often suffer from eye strain nowadays because of spending too much time in front of a PC. I think I need to visit an eye doctor soon and maybe he’ll give me prescription sunglasses.

If ever that happens, I wanted my eyeglasses to be made by Zenni Optical. This sunglasses manufacturer makes it possible for consumers to order sunglasses online. They are the leading sunglasses store online and all their products boasts of high quality.

In case my vision is still okay, I think i still want to order an eyeglass as it is essential for proper eye care. As even on a rainy season, the heat can still be so intense here in Manila, I would love to have eyeglasses with tinted lenses as protection from ultraviolet rays.

As I rarely have time to shop, Zenni Optical is the perfect eye store for me because I can always order online. They have all kinds of glasses; bifocal or progressive eyeglasses, fashion sunglasses, eyeglasses with tint etc. What’s more, the quality of their products are matched with affordability as one can have $6.95 prescription eyeglasses.

Is June 13, 2011 a Holiday?

It's a rainy Wednesday afternoon and once again, here I am wishing it's already Friday. I am pretty sure that majority of my officemates are thinking the same thing. In fact, I think that almost all of the Filipinos who are at work or at school today are wishing that tomorrow is a rest day. And true enough, a keyword that is trending in Yahoo search today seems to prove my earlier statement.

I checked Yahoo Philippines site today and saw that the keyword "june 13, 2011 holiday" is trending. It means many Filipinos are hoping for a one day off at work next week. It should have been another long weekend- an opportunity to spend quality time with my daughter and hubby and get that much needed R and R. But alas- the current Philippine president is KJ (lol).

I did my own research and found out that June 13, 2011 is a regular working day. Apparently, MalacaƱang announced that Sunday, June 12, 2011 will remain a regular holiday (113th Independence Day) and that it will not be moved to Monday, June 13.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said, "We have holidays that were moved to the nearest Monday but there were also some not moved primarily because these celebrations are meant to stay on that day. June 12 was not moved."

Oh well, I just have to wait for the June 20 holiday then.

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