Sunday, February 21, 2010

Scams, Mostly Online

To avoid parting ways with your hard earned money, please watch the slide show (link below) of the most common internet scams in the world. Crooks are luring people who mostly wants to make easy money by coming up with very good offers. Just remember, if it is too good to be true, it probably is.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Evil That Men Do..

It's been 5 years since I stopped eating sharks fin soup and dumplings. I also asked my family to do so. My lovely daughter fiercely makes sure that nobody ever orders such a delicious dish whenever we go out.

It because people kill sharks only for it's fins and tails.

Just recently, a Butanding was found sans its tail and fins. Divers suspect that the whale got entangled in a net and fishermen had no choice but to cut its body parts in order to get it freed.

Wasn't there any other way?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Swiss Chocolate Price To Decline?

With the decline in the global sales of Swiss chocolate brands, are we about to see cheaply priced Swiss goodies in the grocery shelves? The same thing happened when the global sales of French wine dipped.

I have a sweet tooth and I am anticipating a flood of cheap high quality chocolate in my desk...


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Monday, February 8, 2010

Why I Don't Have a Facebook or Friendster Accounts

As Facebook celebrates its sixth birthday, I am blogging about some of the reasons why I am yet to create a Friendster, Facebook or MySpace account.

Privacy Issues

The first thing that I do, before interviewing shortlisted applicants, is check their Facebook or Friendster accounts. I learn a lot about people just by checking their profiles, activities, friends, etc. There is a saying, "Friends of the same feather..." This is a small world, the possibility that we (me and my officers) would know somebody in your friends list is very high. If you by any chance, will give me a doubt as to your integrity because of the lifestyle that you project through your facebook account, forget your chance of getting hired by yours truly.

I also dread the thought that other people would be looking at the profiles and photos of my love ones. If the people that I have been forced to sue will try to get back at me, they can only hurt me through my family. I didn't get this high by being weak. I have walked on fire and survived. having said that, I, also have weak points. They are my family and I don't want people to find them.

Privacy Settings? Forget it.

You just can't hide through your privacy settings. There are many ways to get past that. I don't know how to hack but the net provides ways on how to legally find you.

Malicious People

Bad elements are also very good in going around firewalls. Are you aware of the hacking incident in China, where the gmail accounts of journalists were hacked/secretly monitored?

Here's another one--> Hackers

To be continued...

Friday, February 5, 2010

This is Not a Disaster Preparedness Blog

It is about everything that comes into mind whenever I sit down and log into this site.

Having said that, this 2nd post is still about floods. A few minutes ago, I came upon an advertisement in the newspaper and checked out the advertiser's website. The product is a mini hover craft that can carry 6 people.

Being amphibious, the vehicle can travel in both land and water. This device is good in times like the Typhoon Ondoy.

The website is and below is a photo of the product.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Why The Name?

Most of us only know Coleman as a manufacturer of durable plastic water containers. After the great flood brought by "Ondoy", I found out that the brand also sells inexpensive boats. If those floating objects are as durable as the water bottles that we know, it is probably a good idea to get one for safety's sake.

We really don't know what areas will be heavily flooded next time.

I have not seen one but heard that Ace hardware sells it. I found this photo at the Coleman website.

I hope that they will also have boats made out of hard plastic. These inflatable are prone to getting pierced by floating debris and submerged subdivision gates. I was told that several government rescue boats were immobilized by those street gates.