Thursday, December 13, 2012

Isla Reta Beach Resort at Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS)

My wife and her classmates at her master's class decided to celebrate their passing in their comprehensive exam at Isla Reta Beach Resort. I heard of this place from some of my friend, but did not bother to look into it. 

I was hesitant to go along with them at first since going there to Samal requires you to ride a boat. And it was during that week where there were several storms that entered the Philippine area, and since I don't know how to swim I have second thoughts on joining them, but in the end I still end up tagging with them since my wife is really good at convincing me to join. 

Boats that are bound to Isla Reta can be found at Sta Ana Wharf. We arrive at Sta. Ana Wharf at 2 P.M. You can ask the guard station where the boat bound to Isla Reta is docking. The boat was scheduled to leave at 3 PM that day. 

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I don't know if this is the Captain of the boat, but he did quite a pose in this photo hehehehe

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Inside the boat. The boat is clean and it has life jacket available just the top of every seat.
The boat had to make a stop at Kaputian wharf  to unload some of its cargo (mainly sack of rice bought by people living in Kaputian) we dock there for 5 minutes and then left. The boat then sailed to Talicud Island where Isla Reta Beach Resort is located. When we arrive at Talicud Island's port we have to walk about 2 minutes to Isla Reta since the boat doesn't take you to the resort (the boat going straight to Isla Reta was only available on the morning trip).

The place has plenty of people already. But not as crowded as lets say Paradise Beach Resort. When we settle our bags on our open cottage that my wife's classmate has reserved earlier. I started to roam around, and I had to say the place looks great, it was well maintained and there are plenty of staff you could ask for assistance to. I could also see lots of tent . You can bring your own tent, but you will still pay a fee for it. In my case I had to rent a tent at Isla Reta, their tent will cost about Php 400 good for two persons. There will be additional if you want to add pillow, blanket and mattress.

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The green ones are the rent you can rent at Isla Reta

There are shower and comfort room just near their canteen. There is also a place for washing utensils, and grilling areas.A volleyball court (2 of them one near the beach and the other near the shower and comfort rooms).

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Comfort and Shower rooms inside and for the males there are a couple of outdoor shower too.
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There are quite a few of this in the resort

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I like playing in this court though, its open and no coconut trees around (hate to experience being hit by a falling coconut)
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The canteen closes at 10 pm in the evening

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Electricity is scheduled in this resort, it will be turned off at 6 A.M. in the morning and turned on in the evening. Better make sure all your gadgets are fully charged by the time the electricity is shut off.

You can also dip in the beach at night, although its really cold. There's a spot light at each end of the resort, so you can be visible to your friends and also for security purposes. But if you prefer not to be visible (a private time with a loved one hmmmm) you can swim in the middle. But its during the day when the sun comes up that you'll appreciate the beauty of this resort.

Isla Reta, Samal Island, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao Beaches, Raynan's World, Sta. Ana Wharf, Davao City, Davao Resorts

Isla Reta, Samal Island, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao Beaches, Raynan's World, Sta. Ana Wharf, Davao City, Davao Resorts
I would rather prefer swimming daytime
I'm glad my wife convince me to come, and I can't wait to visit this place again.

Isla Reta Beach Resort
Sta Cruz, Talicud, IGaCoS

Tel No: 234-7903
Cell No: 0928-214-1487

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Taylor Swift Touching Song "Ronan"

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I guess you already heard this song by now, since this song is hot on the net. Ronan is Swift's tribute to a pre-school aged boy who died from Stage 4 neoroblastoma last year. She wrote the affecting ballad with the help of Ronan's mom, Maya Thompson, who kept a blog about her son's fight to live, as well as detailing how Swift's music helped her through the pain of losing him.

The song is now available online ans is already number 2 on iTunes Top Song chart. Proceeds are slated to go to cancer charities. 

Whether your a parent like me or simply just a person with a heart, Swift's composition will likely bring tears to the eyes.

The song details a mother's love for her child, memories of his laughter, little feet, toys, and happiness as well as the indescribable pain of losing him.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen - Most Successful Single of the Year 2012

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I love this song, even my daughter, the song has a nice beat to it. 

Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is officially the most successful single of the year so far. The summer hit has now been on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks, passing the eight weeks Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" spent at No. 1, Billboard notes that the chart hasn't seen two successful songs dominate since 2009. The two songs have spent a combined 17 weeks at No. 1. That's the most for two songs in a row since The Black Eyed Peas had back to back success with "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" in 2009. The two Black Eyed Peas Songs spent a total of 26 weeks at No. 1

"Call Me Maybe" has now been downloaded over 5 million times, while "Somebody That I Used To Know" is now over 6 million downloads. "Somebody That I Used To Know" is currently at No. 6 on the Hot 100.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ashton Kutcher's Expensive Gift to Sexy Actress Mila Kunis

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After the photos of their romance circulating the net, now a news of an expensive gift for Kunis from Kutcher must be driving Demi Moore nuts.

Ashton Kutcher bought Mila Kunis a $5,000 phone case engraved with both their initials. The two and a Half Men actor reportedly designed the bejeweled case himself, with pink crystals and a heart encircling both their initials in real diamonds, leaving the sexy actress from the movie Ted thrilled.

A source said "He spent five thousand bucks on Mila's case. Needles to say, she loved it!" 

It had recently been claimed Ashton and Mila are living together and how the former That 70's Show co-stars are inseparable from each other.

A source said "They're basically living together. Like any new couple in love, they're pretty much joined the hip. They've been sneaking around for months but there;s only so long you can keep it quiet. They're staying with each other most night's. Mila's practically moved in to Ashton's Hollywood home."

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tom Cruise to Sue Tabloid over "House of Horrors"

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The Tom Cruise - Katie Holmes divorce was the talk of the town. But now Tom Cruise has other issue to tackle with. Tom has threatened to sue tabloid the National Enquirer for a cover story that brands him an "abusive monster". "THE ABUSE - PUNISHMENTS - HUMILIATION...Katie's tortured life exposed," reads the cover.

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The legal threat comes after Cruise's shock split from wife Katie Holmes less than two weeks ago. The tabloid, emblazoned with a bold "Inside Tom's House of Horrors!" cover headline, claimed Holmes endured a "tortured life" of punishments and humiliation with a controlling, abusive Cruise.

The Enquirer also said the couple's six year old daughter Suri was forced to live in a small, windowless room for six months. An outraged Cruise had his lawyer Bert Fields fire off a letter blasting the "disgraceful and lurid" story to Enquirer publisher American Media, The Hollywood Reporter has reported.

Cruise is demanding the Enquirer retract the story and it's "lies" which his lawyer says will cost the actor hundreds of millions of dollars of professional and personal damages. "Mr. Cruise is certainly not a "monster." He is a caring father, a hardworking actor and, above all, an honest, decent man," the letter said, adding that Suri slept in a nursery - with a window - adjoining the couple's bedroom.

Cruise has been dogged by rabid speculation over his personal life, especially over his devotion to Scientology, ever since Katie Holmes blindsided him by filling for a divorce. Holmes was given sole custody of their daughter this week, in a move widely seen as an attempt to stop details of Cruise's private life being dragged though the media.

Katy Perry to Join American Idol as Judge

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With the departure of Idol Judge Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, plenty of rumors have been popping up here and there, onto who will replace this judges. 

One singer rumored to be a possible replacement is Katy Perry. But Katy Perry has ruled out a stint as a judge on American idol, insisting the talent show is too much  of a commitment for her at this moment. The pop superstar has confirmed producers approached her and asked if she'd be interested in joining a new look panel - but she had to turn them down. She said, " People have reached out to me about the possibility of being involved, and it's not right for me yet.. It's a real commitment to be on one of those shows."

Reports suggest Perry,, Miley Cyrus and Fergie have been considered as possible replacement for current judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler in a bid to compete with rival talent shows The X Factor and The Voice.

Personally, I like that both Steven and Jennifer left the American Idol, Jennifer for me was too goody2x to the contestant, and Steven, well hmmm can't say much about this guy too. I would rather have Jimmy Iovine as suitable replacement.

Nicole Kidman helped Katie Holmes "Escape" Her Marriage

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The Katie Holmes - Tom Cruise split have been the headline the past few days. New circulating the net about how Katie Holmes "escaped" a marriage apparently going nowhere - and the strange religion so associated with Tom Cruise. 

But the new talk in town is that Katie Holmes got a little help, from an unlikely person, a person that was once very close to Tom Cruise. That person is Tom Cruise's ex, Nicole Kidman. It appears now the Aussie actress helped Katie Holmes in her plot to leave Tom Cruise and the church he ascribes to. That's no small feat, considering Scientology is notorious for payback. Stories abound of parents being cut off from children, defectors being tailed by Scientology goons etc. 

"They've spoken over the last few weeks, " a source said, on the heels of that quickie divorce. The timing lines right up, considering that the couple went official with their split June 29. "Nicole has been supportive, saying she's been through it too and to hang in there," the confidante continues. Holmes may have used a disposable cellphone to secretly phone Kidman, Cruise's second wife.

According to reports the 33 year old mom of 6 year old Suri used throwaway mobiles to plot the divorce. That way, Holmes allegedly went undetected by Cruise and Co. It worked, as insiders have widely reported that Cruise was blindsided by Katie leaving him. There's been no "ex-hating" here from the start. Apparently, Homes has been chummy with Kidman since 2006 - the year Katie took the dive with Cruise. "She has been a private friend not many people know about," the insider said.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

4 Important Words Your Dog Should Know

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When you had a dog in your house, it is necessary to teach him life skills to help you communicate with one another. To get started. Here are 4 of the most important words you should teach him.

1. SIT. Sit is the most common and the easiest word to teach a dog. If your dog tends to jump on you to lick your face and greet you, asking him to sit prevents him from toppling you over, and keeps him from accidentally causing injury to both of you. Plus, when you're walking your dog and are about to cross the road, asking him to sit allows you to look around and make sure it's safe first.

2. DOWN. The down (belly on the floor) word is one of the cornerstones for more advanced obedience skills. Teaching a dog to go into a "down" position is more challenging since you're asking the dog to go into a submissive position. If your dog is having a hard time with it, that's normal. Asking your dog to go "down" in a public place will make him less intimidating to other people. It also sends a message to other dogs that he means no harm, and is less likely to end up in a fight when other dogs are around.

3. WAIT. Wait is a word that differs from other words, since it's a concept rather than an action. Teaching your dog to "wait" develops patience and "frustration tolerance" Don't confuse it with "stay" which means "hold your position". Your dog can perceive "wait" as holding himself back for a few seconds, in any position he prefers. It's teaching him self control.
When your dog gets excited during mealtime, ask him to wait a few seconds while you put the bowl down so you don't spill food on the floor. He may go into a "down" or a "sit" or simply move away, it's his choice. Or when visitors ring the doorbell, asking him to wait before opening the door teaches him to greet visitors politely instead of jumping up and frightening them.

4. COME. Asking your dog to come when called may be a difficult thing to do especially when he is off leash, at a distance from you, and smelling cat poop in the bush. But teaching the word "come" enables you to call your dog back to you in a highly stimulating place like a park, and away from a potentially dangerous situation. Mastering this is not easy and involves bringing your dog to different places and training him where there are a lot of distractions. But your dog must respond immediately to you upon hearing this word in any place, in any circumstance. Having a clear understanding of the word "come" will give your dog greater freedom off leash and even outdoors.

The ability to get a dog's attention and keep it is the key to training any dog. When your dog is both physically and mentally present, learning comes so much faster. All these words are best taught through positive reinforcement method to maintain a happy, enthusiastic dog.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The King of Philippine Comedy Dolphy Dead at 83

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A sad news for Philippine entertainment as the Philippine Cinema's Comedy King Dolphy aka Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr. has passed away at the age of 83.

The comedy king passed away at the Intensive Care Unit of Makati Medical Center while being treated for pneumonia,

Dolphy was diagnosed with Chronic Pulmonary Disease in 2009. Chronic Pulmonary Disease causes the airways of a person to become narrowed, it gradually gets worse over time, and a person diagnosed with the disease have more frequent lung infections such as pneumonia.

Dolphy is best remembered as Kevin Cosme and Pidol.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Amazing Spiderman Earns $35 Million on it First Day

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I have not seen the movie yet, watching movie in cinemas now a days are just too darn expensive for me. I'll just wait for the DVD or Blueray copy to hit the stores. The Amazing Spider Man has earned $35 million domestically in it's first day. 

Box office trackers had projected that The Amazing Spider Man might earn around $120 million in its first six days, through the end of Fourth of July weekend. 

The opening day results show the resilience of the Spider Man brand, which set box office records from 2002 to 2007 with three films directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as the web slinging superhero.

After a falling out between Raimi and distributor Sony on a fourth film, the franchise started over, with Marc Webb directing and Andrew Garfield slipping into Spider Man's red and blue suit.

The Amazing Spiderman retells the story of how a bite from a radioactive spider endows gangly teen Peter Parker with super strength, agility and senses. The film co star Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Jonah Hill Regains Weight after 21 Jump Street

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I saw the movie 21 Jump Street which has starred Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. What struck me was the appearance of Jonah Hill, he has trimmed down on that movie. 

But now, Hill who has notoriously played an overweight underdog in several movies, has regained the weight he lost for "21 Jump Street". The actor was spotted showing off a fuller figure as he pumped gas in Los Angeles. Hill wore a half untucked button down shirt and dark jeans. The actor lost 30 pounds for "21 Jump Street" by employing a nutritionist and personal trainer. He said in the fall, "I run and do a lot of push-ups and eat healthy."

I think he has gotten off his fitness plan because he ballooned up his weight in this photo, maybe his new movie requires him to be back in his overweight figure.

Jonah Hill has landed a role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film "Django Unchained." He also stars in the upcoming films "The Wolf of Wall Street" "The Adventurer's Handbook" and "End of the World."

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mission Impossible Star Tom Cruise is World's Highest Earning Actor

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The "Rock of Ages" star Tom Cruise is the world's highest earning actor. Cruise topped the annual list by Forbes after earning $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

Cruise enjoyed a successful yer after Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol earned more than $700 million at global box offices.

Below are the list of the Forbes top 10 highest actors from May 2011 to May 2012.

  1. Tom Cruise
  2. Leonardo DiCaprio
  3. Adam Sandler
  4. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  5. Ben Stiller
  6. Sacha Baron Cohen
  7. Johnnny Depp
  8. Will Smith
  9. Mark Wahlberg
  10. Taylor Lautner

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Transformers Hottie Megan Fox Confirms Pregnancy

I first saw this chick in the Transformers movie, and boy was she hot. Megan Fox became a sex icon with her role in Transformers movie 1 and 2. Megan Fox is married to 90210 hunk Brian Austin Green, well his a hunk during that time hehehehe.

Just recently photos circulating in the net shows us Megan Fox posing in bikini revealing her baby bump. Shes still hot though hmmm to some of my perverted friends that is. Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green show off their joint production in a series of photos taken during a vacation in Hawaii. One picture below shows us Green lovingly has his arms around Fox, resting his hands on her growing belly. She is wearing a bikini and a long white skirt, which sits directly below her tummy.

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This is Megan Fox first pregnancy. Below are more photos of Megan Fox Growing Baby Bump.

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Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green, Transformers, Hawaii, Bikini, Pregnancy, Fox, Green

Transformers 4 Will Have New Cast

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After Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf who is one of the main cast of the first 3 Transformers movie wont be in the new movie Transformers 4. Michael Bay has confirmed that Transformers 4 will have a new cast and said that it will taken in a different direction from the first three films. He confirmed reports from earlier this year that said none of the main cast would return.

Despite the new cast and new story line, Bay said the film would not be a reboot. Instead, the fourth film will build on what happened in the first three. "We're taking the story that you've seen - the story we've told in three movies already - and we're taking it in a new direction. But we're leaving those three as history. It all still counts."

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Bay, who plans to meet with the film's writer next week, said that taking the story outside of Earth was a possibility. "That feels like the way to go, doesn't it?" he said. "I want to go a little off but I don't want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded. That's what works in these movies, that's what makes it accessible." The franchise's most recent film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, is the fifth highest grossing film worldwide at the box office.

Bay plans to make the fourth installment on a budget of about $165 million, $30 million less than Dark of the Moon had, according to Complex. Like he said while making the previous two films, Bay says Transformers 4 will be his last of the franchise.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

7 Year Old Wakes out of Coma Because of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" Song

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I love some of Adele's song especially, song like "Someone Like You", "To Make You Feel My Love" to name a few. Shes a great artist, and not only that, I read a news that her voice had the powers to bring one seven year old out of a coma.

Charlotte Neve was in coma following a brain hemorrhage. Doctors asked her mother, Leila to start saying her goodbyes. Charlotte's mom took her favorite song before saying her goodbyes, singing along with Adele's hit song, "Rolling in the Deep". 

Reports said Charlotte began smiling while hearing the song that she and her mother used to sing together, and within days was speaking and able to get out of bed. Charlotte suffered the hemorrhage mid-April following a normal days activity. Her mother exclaims, "Its a complete miracle. Doctors tole me to say goodbye and I though I was going to lose my little girl."

Remembering the day, her mother recalls,  "I climbed into her hospital bed to give her a cuddle - she was wired up to machines and unresponsive - and Adele came on the radio. I started singing it to her because she loves her and we used to sing that song together."

She continues, "Charlotte started smiling and I couldn't believe it. It was the first time she had reacted to anything since the hemorrhage. The nurses were astounded and told me to keep singing, and she smiled again. The nurses said it was like I 'unlocked her' and from that day she started getting better and better." Charlotte has returned home, suffering partial blindness, but is on the road to recovery.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Philip Philips wins American Idol 2012 - Jessica Sanchez place 2nd

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It was an explosive two hour finale for the American Idol 2012. But I was disappointed of the result, because I was hoping Jessica Sanchez would win it, sad to say she did not, and Philip Philips became the 5th consecutive male winner of the American Idol. 

The show featured performances from eliminated idol contestant, and also from the Idol judges, Jennifer Lopez performed again, and Steven Tyler's Aerosmith. 

The highlight of the show for me was the duet of Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holliday singing "And I Am Telling You" which drew a standing ovation. It was such an amazing performance, especially from Jessica who stood toe to toe with the power house Jennifer Holliday.

Well congratulations for Philip Philips for winning the American Idol 2012. I hope maybe next year a female will win American Idol 2013.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Year of the Dragon 2012 | Predictions for those born under the sign of Pig

Year 2012 for Pig people may experience both auspicious and in auspicious factors. Encounter advantages in terms of family relationship, but disadvantage in your finances. Other aspects of life are mixed with favorable and unfavorable cycle. As much as possible always be attentive in your career undertakings during those unpleasant lunar months. Dedicate your work and devote your time in all endeavors to avoid losses. Always use your talent and skill and put more concentration in financial activities in order not to be fooled of money. Avoid risky investments and speculative games.

Health situation is considered normal, but be watchful with your food intake. Stress, worry and tension must always be avoided. Chinese lunar months of March, April, July and October are the worrisome months in terms of health. Therefore, medical attention is needed to avoid more complicated problems. Refrain yourself in climbing and going high places, dangerous sign indicated. For the safety of everybody, precautionary measures must be applier in your fields activities. Satisfaction in domestic relationship is easy to attain. Home is the best place for your relaxation and recreation. However, love life is not in a very good shape. You may experience more cold than warm trend in your relationship. Love and romance will not be as rosy as you expected. There is always an on and off cycle in your relationship.

Year of the Dragon 2012 | Predictions for those born under the sign of Dog

2012, Year of the Dragon for Dog people, is said to be an unfavorable year. Because Dog sign is at odds or clashes with the sign of Dragon as predicted commonly in the Chinese horoscope. But contrary to this belief, there are lucky stars, guardian angels and influential people foreseen on your sign this particular year to neutralize bad phenomenon. Therefore those problems seen on the vicious circle can easily be solved. Career and profession may not be working successfully only in those unpleasant lunar months. Business wise, don't attempt to initiate new projects without careful planning to avoid loss of sizeable money. There is a tendency to harm your financial endeavors. Always put extra-careful in managing them to avoid court suit. Don't attempt t put additional investments in your present undertakings.

And about your health condition, no serious illness will happen due to the lucky stars foreseen. But health discomforts may be your problems. Limit yourself from attending funeral activities in those unpleasant months. Be watchful with your food intake. And food safety and sanitation must be practiced. For your own protection and the protection if your family members, all home securities must be implemented. Family relationship is not affected by unfavorable sign. Therefore, a warm and harmonious affair is easy to obtain. Dog people will enjoy the fullest on their love and romance. This unfavorable year will not affect your love life.

Year of the Dragon 2012 | Predictions for those born under the sign of Rooster

The year 2012 for Rooster people may experience similar fate as of last year. Fortune is mixed with positive and negative cycle. Therefore, there are favorable and unfavorable lunar months for you to undertake. But however, Younger Roosters have much better fortune than older generations. In career pursuance, just follow the right direction. Undertakings will go smoothly in the end. Be industrious and hardworking in all activities. Strike harder in business endeavors otherwise no compliments can be attained. Financial fortune is also affected by changeable cycle. Therefore, put more concentration in monetary activities. Avoid sweet offer by harmful people in order not to be trapped into trouble.

Although no serious illness will strike your health this year as indicated, but you have to be attentive in health matters of your family members at home. Safety measures must always be exercised for your family members and for your own self. Limit yourself in those water related activities like boating, swimming and others. Domestic relationship is easy to attain by your attention and concern. Home activities will occupy most of your free and leisure time. Happy trend can be achieved at home. Love relationship is also mixed with favorable and unfavorable period. There are both joyful and boring cycle of love and romance for you to encounter. In short, love life is considered on and off situation.

Year of the Dragon 2012 | Predictions for those born under the sign of Monkey

The Year of the Dragon brings more favorable lunar months for Monkey people because of lucky stars and guardian angels that appeared on your sign. In addition to this, influential friends and helpful people are there for you to benefit in all aspects. This year is considered a worry-free year for you to enjoy. Encounter more advantages in terms of career undertakings. Although there are some unpleasant periods, but due to your lucky sign, problems can easily be settled smoothly. The product of your work will lead to a rewarding results. Achievement in business endeavors will have a satisfactory outcome as foreseen. In financial matters, it is a hassle-free situation. There are many opportunities to take advantage of in terms of your money activities.

No major sickness will strike you, only minor health discomfort foreseen. But always be attentive in those unpleasant lunar months. However, all bad abusive habits must be avoided. Home security and safety should be your top most concern. Put extra care during transport or travelling for the good of your family members and yourself. Family relation is also free of burdens. Therefore, happiness can easily be achieved. Monkey people can enjoy the fullness of their love and romance in general. This is also a good opportunity year for the Single Monkeys to find their suitable or ideal partners. Love life is said to be sweet and romantic. An auspicious year for your wedding.

Year of the Dragon 2012 | Predictions for those born under the sign of Goat

Goat people in the Year of the Dragon is a year mixed with auspicious and inauspicious fortune. Encounter both favorable and unfavorable circumstances in all aspects. However, influential friend and helpful associates are there for you to lean on. Always pay attention in your daily career activities, things will turn stable later on. From business point of view, don't alter your plan, concentrate on the present position. Try to put extra efforts in managing financial activities. Unscrupulous people in your circle should always be avoided, they are your barriers which will try to harm your financial matters. Refrain yourself from being used as loan guarantor, troubles foreseen.

On health matter, medical check-up and proper medication will easily diminish sickness. As advised, put more medical attention to those older age people living with you in those unpleasant months. Security measure must be implemented at home and also during transport. See to it that all the house facilities are secured properly. Family relationship so far contains no serious problem. Mutual respect and forgiveness will bring harmonious family affair. Love life is considered fair. There will be an on and off situation. In love and romance, you may also experience hot and cold cycle. Avoid too much acquaintances and refrain yourself from engaging in illicit affair in order to protect your romantic and intimate love relationship.

Year of the Dragon 2012 | Predictions for those born under the sign of Horse

2012, Year of the Dragon, for you is not a shining year as what you have expected. As indicated, it will be unfavorable in terms of career, profession, business and finance as well as health situation. Therefore, this year is consist of more efforts and time to handle those disturbances related to your career activities. Hardwork and patient are needed to over turn difficulties. But however, there is a bright sign for going abroad in seeking good fortune particularly places facing either Southwest or North part. Strive harder in managing your business endeavors and beware of being fooled by harmful friends. Financial matters must always be approached with extra care specially in Chinese lunar months of February, May, June and December.

As for health condition, there is a tendency to be sick but still manageable through medication. Routine check up needed and apply food safety and sanitation as well as hygiene and cleanliness in everyday life. Protection for all people at home must always be put in mind. See to it that all the security measures are implemented. Older members will affect much of your family relationship. Luckily, your love life is not much affected by weak sign. Love and romance will be intimate in many months. Love differences can easily be sorted out through mutual consideration.

Year of the Dragon 2012 | Predictions for those born under the sign of Snake

The Year of the Dragon for the Snake people is considered inauspicious. It would not be better than last year in terms of career, profession, business and finance. Experience more disadvantages than advantage cycles. But luckily, there are influential friends and helpful associates and colleagues for you to lean on. Hardwork and patient are needed in all career endeavors. As much as possible, try to be attentive in dealing with people to avoid court suit. Finances are also affected much by poor sign, Therefore, you must strike harder in managing money matters to avoid loss of sizeable income. Stay away from risky investments or sweet offer, these may be troublesome. Expansion of financial activities can only be done on those good fortune periods.

As for the health situation, there is a tendency to be uncomfortable or weak as indicated. Medical attention and proper medication are needed in those unpleasant lunar months. Medical check up will occupy much of your free time. Home safety must also be practiced often. Limit yourself from attending those unnecessary funeral activities or visiting serious ill persons. Precautionary measures must be taken during travel or transport. Domestic relationship is also not harmonious. Therefore, family concerns must be taken seriously. Love life is not in order. Although you cannot enjoy the fullest of your love and romance but wedding proposal is good to push through.

Year of the Dragon 2012 | Predictions for those born under the sign of Dragon

The year 2012 for you will not be as blessed as you expected. It is a year mixed with positive and negative cycle in many of your undertakings. Although there are many disturbances crossing over your activities, but things can be settled smoothly due to influence of your bright sign as well as lucky star appeared on your path. But some endeavors will disappoint you due to envious friend and harmful people, but try not to give up. Being attentive is the best characteristic you should practice, because business and endeavors will encounter some obstacles. Avoid over expenses in order to save financial matter.

Illness will not be a serious problem this year, only some minor health discomfort in those unpleasant months. However, stress and worry must be avoided. The safety of yourself and of family members must be taken seriously specially during transport. Domestic differences will occupy much of your time. Dragon husband must refrain from engaging in illicit affair to avoid family disagreement. Love life may not be affected by your daily problems. Love relationship is considered affectionate and warm in many months. There are romantic periods of reaching out to become intimate and sweet with your love ones. A right year to win your love and pursue your wedding plans.

Year of the Dragon 2012 | Predictions for those born under the sign of Rabbit

The Year of the Dragon for you is not an excellent year as what you expected. For tune is mixed of favorable and unfavorable months. But you will experience more negative aspects in your undertakings. You need extra efforts and time as well as full strength and energy to overcome those difficulties. In career point of view, the product of your work will not reach your expectation. Try your best in dealing with people and present yourself with a low profile character so you can avoid disagreement or dispute. Shifting from one job to another should not be done this year. In the business side, achievements will not be smoothly accomplished. Therefore try to strive harder. Bank borrowings will not solve your financial problems. Try not to engage in illegal financial activities to avoid losses. There is a tendency to harm your income, money matters should be carefully managed.

As indicated in your sign this year, health discomfort will burden you oftenly. Medical attention and proper medication will help solve your health problem. Always try to pay attention in your food intake including food safety and sanitation. Anger, worry, stress and depression should always be avoided in some months. Family relationship is not much affected by weak fortune sign. Therefore, a harmonious domestic affair can still be obtained. Love life may be considered sweet and romantic in most of the months. There will be more intimate periods in love and romance. Therefore, love affair will take most of your free time.

Year of the Dragon 2012 | Predictions for those born under the sign of Tiger

2012 is a busy year for Tiger people. You will experience more unpleasant months than pleasant ones. However, lucky star appeared in your sign to counter bad luck. There are also some influential friends and Samaritans who are there for you to rely on. Always be alert, problems and disturbances may arise unexpectedly and will take much of your time. Career and profession are met by obstacles, always be patient. Concentration and hard work may eliminate difficulties. In the business point of view, only Chinese lunar months of May, September and October are considered good harvest period. Therefore take the opportunity to initiate your new investments. Always be attentive in all your money matters. There is a risk to pull down your financial fortune.

In your health situation, there is a tendency to be ill as indicated in your sign. But the said illness is manageable through medication. Routine medical checkup and being health conscious are recommended in order to protect yourself. Avoid being afflicted by diseases. Therefore be careful in your food intake. Travel and outing need extra care. And fire prevention must also be practice at home. There will be no major family conflict but always exercise home safety. Family matters will take most of your free time. Mutual consideration and understanding must always be in mid to enhance sweet love and romance. Love life is mixed with hot and cold cycle.

Year of the Dragon 2012 | Predictions for those born under the sign of Ox

Ox people in the year 2012, fortune is more uncertain than last year, therefore not so favorable in many aspects. No lucky stars foreseen in your sign this year, you have to associate with snake people for having good fortune. You may experience hard time in career and profession as well as business and finance. Try your best to be more attentive in all your undertakings specially in those unpleasant lunar months. The result of your effort will not reach a satisfactory level, be patient and keep cool. In the business point of view, try to devote your extra efforts to turn over those disturbances into opportunities. Also, be extra careful in terms of money matters.

There are also some tendencies of having health discomfort, particularly in Chinese lunar months of March, May, June and September. Limit yourself from attending funeral activities. Medical attention is always needed. Health conscious must be exercised from time to time especially the Female Oxen. In domestic relationship, always keep a warm and care environment at home. Expect some family differences. Therefore, express more understanding and concern. Family matters will take most of your time this year. Love life is not sweet and affectionate as you expected. There will be an on and off cycle in love and romance. May experience both cold and warm affairs. You need to improve them by keeping your communication channel open.

Year of the Dragon 2012 | Predictions for those born under the sign of Rat

People born under the Rat sign this year are blessed with lucky stars. Therefore, fortune is much better than the past two years. Although some unexpected incidents may occur in your daily activities but they can easily be managed because of the lucky stars indicated. However, you must always strive harder in all you undertakings. In order to reach your expectation, patience is needed and avoid harmful friends. Although there are lucky stars in your sign, but financial fortune is not considered in a stable condition. There is a tendency that your money matters will be affected. New investments or initiating new projects will not prosper smoothly. Just concentrate on your present business position. A good chance for seeking better education or employment abroad. Try to exert extra efforts to obtain success.

No serious sickness indicated in your sign this year. But always be health conscious in order to avoid discomfort from time to time. Transportation safety must be observed always specially in the Chinese lunar months of February and April. Family activities and occasions will occupy most of your time. Always keep a sense of forgiveness at home in order to attain a harmonious domestic relationship. Your love and romance is considered moderate.

Monday, January 23, 2012

File Sharing Website Megaupload was Shutdown by US Authorities

US authorities have shut down one of the largest file sharing website and charged seven people with copyright crimes.

The file sharing site went offline as officials and the Federal Bureau of Investigation laid out details of what they described as
"among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States."

The site is popular with Hollywood celebrities and has been endorsed by music stars such as Kanye West. It was also reported Thursday that Swizz Beatz, a music producer married to the singer Alicia Keys, was its chief executive.

Beatz, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, was not named in the indictment.

The announcement of the indictment on Thursday came one day after Wikipedia, Google and other websites staged a protest against congressional legislation intended to crack down on online piracy.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Using a Spreadsheet Application as Payroll Program?

I am quite surprised about this one though although I know a free spreadsheet application can be used in variety of useful ways, and yes I think it can be a good software to use as a payroll program but maybe for a small company but not on a large one.

Well I went to this organization (I'm not gonna reveal the name though) with my friend who's working at the finance department of the organization. As we pass by some of his office mate, I immediately notice that they are using a free spread sheet application in their payroll computation. Although I know it can be done, but I think it is rather risky, and maybe a little time consuming.

I ask my friend why they are using that free spread sheet application and not buy payroll software programs, he just said that some of the old employees are already satisfied using that spread sheet application and that buying a software would mean another period of adjustment while some are afraid that having a new software would mean a cut off of employee and other reason is budget. Well I can't argue about them on this, but for me it is better to buy a payroll software program, I think data would be more secure, work would be much faster.


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