A CLUTTER-FREE MORNING!

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I do not intend to preach anything this time. I just wanted to post something about what I am doing right now. Well, it’s 3:00 AM! I should have been home 8 hours ago and I’m still here at the office decluttering my stuff in someone else’s desk. You may call it paperwork backlog! Ooops!

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After 90 minutes of patiently sorting documents and manually reconciling financial papers, “mission accomplished”! I’m clutter-free once again! It’s now 4:30 AM and I’m going home in an hour or two! I still have 4-5 hours to recharge before my 9:00 AM meeting. Good morning!

SO MARCOS DIDN’T GRAB MERALCO FROM THE LOPEZES AT ALL?

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I saw an article over Facebook a while ago which made me wonder if history in this country was ever written with utmost truth and accuracy. I know that most of the Filipinos consider the late strongman and the former President Ferdinand E. Marcos as an enemy due to his dictatorship and eventual declaration of martial law. Most of the evil deeds for the entire 2 decades of ruling the Philippines were attributed to him and her wife, the former First Lady Imelda Marcos.

I am not so sure if it’s just and fair to blame the head of the state for a soldier abusing his mandate and torturing someone without even his knowledge. I am not sure if the president knows all the doings of his subordinates or if he even has to know everything but I guess history placed all the accountability to the late strongman for every single wrongdoing that occurred during his tenure as the leader of the republic. Our history has been divided into two sides ever since we fought for independence.

During our country’s struggle for freedom against our colonizers through the Katipunan, we had Emilio Aguinaldo’s Magdalo Group rewriting history against Andres Bonifacio and his Magdiwang Group. The latter was executed for treason by the very person that he merely recruited for a group he formed. To this day, we all don’t know what really happened and why the 1st President of this land ordered the Supremo’s execution. In short, our history has some blank pages in between.

We are all for what holds the truth, what is reasonable and what represents justice. I was born during the Martial Law era and I was already present when the late Senator Ninoy Aquino was assassinated and the late President Ferdinand Marcos was ousted by the famous 1986 People Power Revolution popularly known as EDSA Revolution. Anyway, I saw the document above and perhaps a story like this could help put some texts on the few blank pages in between our history.

I want to know the truth.

Source: Click here.

“AMBULANG EBUN”… JUST LIKE THE OLD DAYS!

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It was a long day indeed! I just arrived home and it’s half past two in the morning! I was expecting a little consolation for working so hard but only to find my wife and son sleeping like babies (It’s 2:30AM, remember?) and there was no food at the table except for a bowl of rice! Perfect!

I was so tired and hungry for skipping breakfast and lunch that I could eat an elephant but I had none. I sat at the living room thinking. We have apples, biscuits and chocolates but I am a rice-eating mammal! I wanted to lose weight but getting rid of rice is not one of the means to do it!

Same as when I was a kid, I would normally resort to soy sauce over rice or used cooking oil and salt over rice when I get hungry at night and there’s only rice available. At times, I would use plain sugar and even hot coffee over it. I can be creative and resourceful when in need.

Today, I took 2 raw eggs and mixed them with about 2 cups of rice plus salt. It’s as simple as that! You may call it gruesome, gross, distasteful, ewww and yuck but it tastes so well. Actually, I grew up with it. It’s called " where can i buy female viagra uk ambulang ebun". Indeed, there are things in life that only you can appreciate.

I am sleepy. I am tired. I’m full. I am satisfied. True as it may seem, things that you have grown with will always give you comfort and completeness. With life’s complexity, going back to basic can recharge us. For me, simplicity merits happiness same as http://bergauplumbing.com/drains-sewers-2 "ambulang ebun" problems with buying Proscalpin without rx just like the old days!

MISSING YOUTUBE ON iOS 6? READ THIS!

You must have been one of us who out of curiosity updated to iOS 6 for your iPad and iPhone devices. Perhaps, you were also too excited to notice a few missing items.

In iOS 6, location search is not anymore that efficient with Maps and that your YouTube app has to be installed separately. There is a WIFI issue as well plus the new Passbook bugs.

So far, I care less about all these except for YouTube! It’s one of the few tools I use a lot. Anyway, I got something here for you. Click here to get YouTube for iOS 6.

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KARMA IS A GOOD REFEREE!

Karma is a Good Referee!!!

It’s funny how some people can easily forget all the good deeds that you have done for them just to advance their own personal wishes. I cannot even understand how quickly they can trash a good friendship just to get what they want. It’s a sad reality.

Maybe, it’s my fault. I am the type of person who gets a hard time saying NO to others. I always give in to favors and requests. Hating rejection, thoughtfulness is a trait that spells who I am. With this statement, I am sure that people who know me would agree.

To add further, I have always been willing to carry people through. I can always take heavy blows and take all the blame in this world for others. I won’t even mind it. I can even sacrifice my own precious time and wishes just to make other people feel good.

Amidst all these, I think that not all people are like me and I have to accept that. No matter how good you can be to all, there will always be some people who will want to take something from you so they stab you hard in the back secretly and still give you a pat in your shoulder.

Some call it survival of the fittest when someone stabs you in the back and take what you have yet hug you like a pal. Some great minds simply coin it as competition. For me, I call it – human nature. You give them your arm and the next time, they take the entire you half-satisfied.

The good thing is that these people don’t even care about their reputation because as they grab what others have, they are unaware that someone is watching over them. No amount of effort to professionalize one’s look can forever hide one’s greed and selfishness to the world.

At the end of it all, they may get away with everything but they can never change the fact that they have wronged others. As for me, I am happy amidst all these. Being downed unfairly and struggling to stand up slowly is not as bad as winning by cheating and stepping on people.

Besides, karma is a good referee.

JAYME NAVARRO: FILIPINO INVENTOR CONVERTS USED PLASTICS TO DIESEL, KEROSENE & GASOLINE

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Jayme Navarro: Invented Fuel from Plastic Trash Bags

By The Filipino Achievers, July 24, 2010

Jayme Navarro’s Pyrolysis Technology converting Trash Plastics into less sulfuric Diesel, Gasoline, & LPG.

A commerce undergraduate, who have been passionately fascinated by the versatility of plastics, have continuously evolved his products over time.

He started off around 1970 when he started to recycle plastic scraps to make plastic twine, straws and sticks in Bacolod. Around 1983, when the plastic resin was in all time high, he experimented again and was able to produce liquid hydrocarbons, but, the project was not yet feasible at that time so he just recycled banker oil to get clean motor oil for two stroke motor engines. After 10 years, he then invented and recycled discarded batteries as the materials for plastic pipes for drainage.

But not until 2005 when his sister, encouraged him to try to find ways to recycle plastic bags and the likes to something useful… and he did.

jayme-navarroAfter intense developing, refining, and improving, last December 2007 during the trial run in Bacolod, Mr. Navarro finally found a great way to recycle plastic bags. He found the best process of converting reject plastic scattered on the streets like sando bag, garbage bags and styropors, into fuel.

Assorted plastics are first shredded into evenly sized pieces and are put into an agglomeration chamber. It then enters a feeding screw where it is melted and the polymers are mixed with a catalyst. The melted plastic goes to a specially designed pyrolysis chamber and depolymerization occurs, where hydrocarbon gases are being produced. It then passes through distillation, filtration and centrifuge. The light gases produced are then purified, compressed and stored. The process is done entirely inside a vacuum; hence no resultant chemicals are released into the environment.

5000 kilos of contaminated plastic can be converted to 400 liters of diesel and gasoline fuel oil. The machine was built in Bacolod but a bigger plant is in the process of finalization in Montalban where it can produce around 5,000 kilos of fuel per day, it is automated so it will only be needing 3 people to man it.

The process was a success that they brought it to DOE and DOST for analysis. It was tested and it is said to contain all the basic properties of fuel, and even has lower sulfur content. It is clean and environmental friendly. The invention was patented with intellectual property last November 2008.

His Company Poly-Green Technology and Resources Inc., will soon put-up some facilities in Rizal Province and other surrounding Manila Provinces with the coordination of the local government units.

ON HIRING THE RIGHT MANAGER

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I saw this article on FaceBook recently and I thought of sharing it. I do not know the person who wrote the story but he’s good and I am impressed and inspired!

It was indeed a very inspiring write-up and a very timely one for me during the time that I was reading it. I was having this thought of wanting people to realize that leadership and management is not about job titles, authority, power and prestige. I have met people who started from scratch and with the help of relatives and colleagues; they came out of hardships and poverty successfully. Given the path that they had to take, I was expecting that these people will be more supportive of the others who are to endure the same path that they have taken. Instead, some of them even make it hard for those who are struggling to succeed.

I always believe in giving people the chance to make it in life. I even believe in second chances! More so, I strongly believe in growing people. It pains me every time I get to hear cases where an individual who had to endure so much to reach the top had to let everyone down his line to experience the same just because he had a tough time climbing up. Maybe he just wanted to train them as well. Maybe it’s about equity and equality regarding hardships and struggles. For me, I do not agree with this. My expectation with senior people and with managers is that once they reach the summit, they have to throw a rope down so that they can pull their people up to where they are. Anyway, please read the story below. Thank you.

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One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?" the youth answered "none".

The director asked, "Was it your father who paid for your school fees?" The youth answered, "My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.

The director asked, “Where did your mother work?" The youth answered, "My mother worked as clothes cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The director asked, “Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?" The youth answered, "Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, "I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked: "Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"

The youth answered," I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

The Director asked, “please tell me your feelings."

The youth said, Number 1, I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, there would not the successful me today. Number 2, by working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done. Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.

The director said, "This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop "entitlement mentality" and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement. He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the kid instead?

You can let your kid live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kid learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.

THANK YOU FOR READING MY BLOG A MILLION TIMES!

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A month ago, I thought of checking my blog statistics daily so I could take a screenshot of it when I reached the 1,000,000 hits. Well, I missed doing just that. I just checked today and I may have reached 7-digits last Friday while I was having fun dancing and drinking at a party.

Anyway, I have been blogging on and off lately and my original plan before was to get my own domain name once I reached the 1,000,000 mark. It took me 3.5 years to reach that with almost 625 blog posts and 2775 comments from readers. It’s been fun speaking one’s mind! Thank you!