Sleek and light as a feather, this Ubuntu derivative may be 'The One'
As I took a picture of its best parts, I began to ask "Who was she?". What gave the sculptor the inspiration to make her
The writer looks up from his desk and ponders. The bird seems to eye him carefully as if it wanted to say something.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The best gifts are those which last a lifetime and yet cost none to produce. Take for example Susan Boyle's gift. She has the gift of singing. and is now turning that gift into more concrete terms and financial means.
If she was given the choice to choose between that and let's say a Kindle Wireless Reading Device, she'll probably choose that before any thing else.
As humans our ability to give gifts such as the one that Susan got is severely limited by our own capabilities, hence here is where our own material limitations come into play.
Thus, we can only gift others as much. We can give a kindle for $139.00 or maybe an iPad for $549.00 but never the gift of singing or being able to draw such fine pieces of art.
Maybe a future would be possible where we could give those gifts ala "Matrix" style. Instead of eBooks on how to sing, maybe we can give the gift of talent by uploading and downloading these to the benefactors minds.
Such a technology may soon be in the offing with scientists dashing madly to develop brain technology. From what I understand, they are able to interpret electronic signals that the brain emits but not yet manipulate or totally understand them.
How many times have you seen people giving money as a gift to people? A blank check, a winning lottery ticket, an education plan, a get out of debt free card, etc are all in the fancies of people nowadays. It has laid a firm grip on the ever fragile and ever insecure mentality of people.
Media has played a major part in this as well as marketers.
"You are insufficient" is a message that bombard us like the rays of the sun.
You are fat.
You are broke.
You are not complete without a partner.
You are poor.
You are not safe.
Your future is in peril.
You are ugly.
You are sick.
Lest this post gets overwhelmingly long, I should conclude with a defiant statement:
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
CNN ARTICLE: Demand Media IPO Stalls Amid Accounting Questions [LINK]
As an amateur freelance writer, I usually earn about $3 every 500 words. But lately, I've seen interest in freelance writing growing. That brought me to ask the question of whether hiring or subcontracting writing work was feasible. I know of several writers who did this and I'm not entirely sure as to the outcome of their endeavor.
Initially, it seems that the best model for the particular business niche I am in could be in the form of Demand Media which owns eHow.com and LiveStrong.com - both prominent sites on the web. DS currently has in its roster 13,000 active freelancers and about 2 million articles and videos.
CNN and Allthingsd reported this,
"What the added information boils down to: Demand doesn't expense the cost of paying its writers upfront. Instead, it spreads those costs over five years, which boosts its bottom line.
How long will it take before those 2 million articles will pay off?
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
|The ladies are preparing the giveaways|
|Ann is scratching her shoulder|
|I don't know who that is.|
|Martin is trying to find the snake that Anthony saw|
|25 Plastic bags + Minor Prizes|
|Tables are ready.|
|Oh, little Christmas tree.|
|More Children Singing.|
|Yet more children singing.|
|Lara and Company.|
|Crowd is beginning to grow.|
|Ok, time to begin. Tito Joey leading prayers.|
|Kids... Pls Behave...|
|Miriam doing Emcee work.|
|Me, me, me...|
|Can I have one? Can I have one?|
|When is it going to be my turn?|
|Ka Pinong calling their numbers.|
|Old ladies sitting.|
|Aw, it's our turn!|
|Crowd overwhelms Ka Pinong.|
All in all there were 250+ children.
Interchemex for the Vitamins
Tito Joey for all the help
God for everything
Saturday, December 18, 2010
|Now where do we put these logs?|
|Hehehe, you guys worry about those logs, I am happily|
mowing the grass! Mowing the Grass! Hihihihi!
|December 8, The Two Maria's Celebrating their Birthdays|
|Can You Spot Ka Martin?|
|Maria Concepcion bidding farewell to Alex.|
|Kids with Maria Concepcion and Ann|
|December 17, 2010. Cleaning the Verandah|
|The glass table|
|Ka Martin with Anthony.|
|December 18, 2010. Barangay Tangway, Lipa City Children|
Practicing their Christmas Carols
|My beautiful wife and Alex teaching the kids|
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
- there is a problem
- I have to collect
- I have to pay business taxes
Right now the resort is unoperational, but it still requires a lot of upkeep.
Monday, December 06, 2010
|This tree is a dead one. Its branches fall whenever it rains.|
|Can you spot Ka Edwin?|
|I think I see him over there.|
|Look there he is!|
|He's going to chop off the branches first.|
|Lop that big branch off. It's as big as his torso.|
|A ladder made of bamboo|
|Ka Martin Trimming the Grass|
|After 1 hour. There goes the first big branch.|
|Now the trunk.|
|Cutting a tree makes a lot of mess|
|Would've been nice if you could sit on top|