My Star Trek (2009) Review

The action is non-stop, the story line is very strong, the effects are awesome and of course there is also the “sub-plot” of the prequel factor – that let’s you know how the main cast members first met and grew together as a team.

A special mention should go to the Director (J.J. Abrams) for both the way the film moves along – and for the superb casting of Zachary Quinto as Spock, Simon Pegg as Scottie and Eric Bana as Nero was a masterstroke (It took awhile for me to recognize him) … the rest of the main characters are also strongly cast and are young – suggesting that this team could be together in a series of films that could run and run … sequel anyone?

This has certainly breathed new life into this already epic story. nice effects, soundtrack and storyline.. This was a terrific movie – if you liked any of the Star Trek franchise (T.V or movies) then you’ll absolutely love this.

Although there are a few elements that parents with young children and younger teens might want to know before making a decision on this movie

Live long,  and Good Luck!

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Parent Rant 2

What a stressful week….nastress ko tungud kay para lang ma satisfied akong dad. Mukuyug kung asa cya gusto muad2 bsan diko ganahan.

I try to distract him with multiple shifting topics para lang dili cya mag In-OA ug masuko….Honestly by today…I’m pissed and exhausted on trying to please him and make him comfortable? I want to go WILD…!!!!!

!@#$$%^&*&%$@

This is the first time na gusto nagyud nko cya mubalik sa saudi just so I can have a peace of mind!!!!!!!!!!!

He speaks as if he is very knowledgeable and WISE!!!!!! RAWR! HE THINKS HE IS ALWAYS RIGHT!

SpENDING A DAY with him stressed me far more than my thesis subjects back in college combined!!!!!

LORD TABANG!
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PARENT RANT

I just need to get this out of my chest….I REALLY HATE MY DAD’S BEHAVIOR SOMETIMES or most of the times when it arises.

I hate the ignorance, the pride and insensitivity. I mean he went crazy and burst with rage for a measly thing. HE SHOUTED at my sister to move out of the way kay “Naay tao muagi” , “HOY!!” he said. I mean he could have just said…pssst nay tao in a lower tone of voice. And to add insult to injury…he even shouted and complain that you should not take pictures with a dark background…it’s not right!!! he said.

Geez, it was night and my sister was just trying to enjoy the moment since she just GRADUATED!!!! WTH is wrong wif my DAD….he is just an insensitive idiot at times and he doesn’t even know how to operate the DIGITAL CAMERA!! and he dare says “PAGTUON KUNO MOG PHOTOGRAPHY!!”

tsk3 I really hope I don’t inherit or copy he’s stupid behavior when I become a parent. I really hope I won’t become him.

rawr

The Brown Raise Seminar

The Brown Raise attempts to scale the heights of Filipino nationhood by offering seminars and lectures in and outside of the country, which deal with Philippine History, Filipipno Heroes and the country’s current challenges and problems. It also aims to provide educational  scholarships to young filipinos who carry the brown raise dream and who will use their future to build the country. The Brown Raise is also a research organization that aims to provide resources and materials such as DVDs, books, pamphlets and brochures.

The whole day seminar was held here in cebu last February 24, 2009, a tuesday. I honestly was ignorant about what this was all about and here I thought it was just a cultural show-thing. But I was dead wrong and was ashamed that I even though that it was “JUST A CULTURAL SHOW”.

I really learned a damn lot about myself, my origins, roots, and our county’s and fellow filipinos current challenges and problems. I learned alot about Philippine History which was not taught in school. Most of our schools that the Philippines’ history starts during the Arrival of Magellan in our country in 1521, but the reality is, we had a far more “Cool” and rich history before his arrival in which very few of us know or even appreciate.

Truly the seminar was AWESOME TO THE MAX even though we were cold and hungry and sometimes faced with information overload, emotional swings and Nosebleed with some tagalog terms, we still stayed to the end and one could say it was all worth it.

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Simply put, this movement was birthed to help Filipinos look up to themselves with dignity and worth.

For more infor you may visit here or their site.

Pilosopo Mode

“All I’m Asing you is Don’t right me off just yet” – sabta lang

I had a long chat w/ a friend last night and she said pilosopo daw ko…so it got me thinking to blog about philosophy or create a post nga maypagka pilosopo…but it was hard…so nangaykay nalang kos ako email and I found a message nga pilosopo gyud kaayu…here it is:

1.) One scotch, two scoitch, three scotch, FLOOR

2.) Atheism is a non-prophet Organization

3.) Can an atheist get insurance against what lawyers call and “Act of God”?

4.)If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have them?

5.) I went to a bookstore and asked the sales lady, “Where’s the Self Help section?”, she replied: “If I told you, it would defeat the purpose.”

6.) What if there were no “Hypothetical questions?”

7.) Is there another word for” synonym?”

8.) What do you do if you see an endangered animal eating and endangered plant?

9.) Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

10.) If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done?

11.) One of the nicest thing about an egoist is he never talks about other people.

12.) Why do they call them “hemorrhoids” instead of “Asteroids”?

13.) If you spin an Oriental man three times in a tight circle, does he become “disoriented”?

14.) Why is it called “Tourist Season” if you can’t shoot them?

15.)  If the police arrests a mute, do they tell him he has “the right to remain silent”?

If mu critique mo kanang dapat subjective ok?

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Philippines to require license for Bloggers?

Well, i’d say my beloved country Philippines is doing silly or at least these people are.  This is the sample draft re-posted from this site.

Here is my reaction to this…

“2 December 2008 draft

MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR
No. ______________________

SUBJECT: GUIDELINES ON THE PROVISION OF CONTENTS, INFORMATION, APPLICATIONS, AND ELECTRONIC GAMES

WHEREAS, the 1987 Constitution fully recognizes the vital role of communications in nation building and provides for the emergence of communications structures suitable to the needs and aspirations of the nation;

WHEREAS, the promotion of competition in the telecommunications market is a key objective of Republic Act No. 7925 (RA7925, for brevity), otherwise known as The Public Telecommunications Policy Act of the Philippines, which mandates that “a healthy competitive environment shall be fostered, one in which telecommunications carriers are free to make business decisions and interact with one another in providing telecommunications services, with the end in view of encouraging their financial viability while maintaining affordable rates.”

WHEREAS, RA7925 further defines the role of the government to “promote a fair, efficient and responsive market to stimulate growth and development of the telecommunications facilities and services”;

WHEREAS, the provision of contents, information, applications, and electronic games to the consumers creates demand for telecommunication networks and services – the development of contents, information, applications, and electronic games should therefore be encouraged and facilitated;

WHEREAS, the entry of more contents, information, applications and/or electronic games providers in the market will result to lower prices benefiting the consumers;

WHEREAS, to further encourage the development of contents, information applications and electronic games, the prevailing access charge regime between the contents, information, applications and electronic games providers and the networks providers which is revenue sharing should be replaced by fixed access charge;

WHEREAS, in the power sector the consumers can purchase their power requirements from independent power producers – power producers are not subject to nationality requirement;

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to RA7925, Executive Order (EO) No. 546 series of 1979, and in order to encourage and facilitate the development of contents and the provision thereof to the consumers, the National Telecommunications Commission (Commission) hereby promulgates the following guidelines:

A DEFINITIONS
1. The following terms as used in this Circular shall have the following definitions:
a. Content – refers to all types of contents delivered to/accessed by the users/subscribers such as music, ring tones, logos, video clips, etc.
b. Information – refers to all types of information delivered to/accessed by the users/subscribers, e.g. road traffic information, financial information, visa application information, etc.
c. Application – refers to all types of applications delivered to/accessed by the users/subscribers, e.g. mobile banking, electronic payments, point of sale service, etc.
d. Electronic Game – refers to games played online except gambling.
e. Contents Providers – are persons or entities offering and providing contents to the public for compensation through the networks, systems and/or facilities of authorized networks, systems and/or facilities providers.
f. Information Providers – are persons or entities offering and providing information to the public for compensation through the networks, systems and/or facilities of authorized networks, systems and/or facilities providers.
g. Applications Providers – are persons or entities offering and providing applications to the public for compensation through the networks, systems and/or facilities of authorized networks, systems and/or facilities providers.
h. Electronic Games Providers – are persons or entities offering and providing electronic games to the public for compensation through the networks, systems and/or facilities of authorized networks, systems and/or facilities providers.
i. Contents Developers – are persons or entities creating contents.
j. Information Sources – are persons or entities providing information to Information Providers.
k. Applications Developer – are persons or entities creating applications.
l. Electronic Games Developer – are persons or entities creating electronic games.

B REGISTRATION
1. Contents, Information, Applications and/or Electronic Games Providers, Contents Developers, Information Sources, Applications Developers, and Electronic Games Developers are required to have commercial presence in the country and shall secure Certificate of Registration (COR) from the Commission.

2. There shall be no nationality requirement for contents, information, applications and/or electronic games providers, contents, applications and/or electronic games developers and information sources.

3. The application for registration shall be filed and acted upon by the Commission not later than seven (7) working days from date of application.

4. The application shall include the following documents:
a. Valid registration from the Securities and Exchange Commission or from the Department of Trade and Industry and Articles of Incorporation;
b. Facilities lease agreement with duly enfranchised and certificated public telecommunications entity; and

5. The Certificate of Registration shall be valid for a maximum period of five (5) years. Applicants for registration may opt to apply for shorter period not shorter than one (1) year. Certificates of Registration shall be renewable.

D FEES AND CHARGES
1. The following fees and charges shall be imposed:

a. Filing Fee : PhP 300.00
b. Annual Registration Fee: 6,000.00
c. Surcharge for late : 50% of the annual registration fee if application
filing of application is filed within six (6) months from date of expiry
for renewal 100% if filed after six (6) months from date of expiry

E RATES
1. The rates shall be deregulated. The contents, information, applications and/or electronic games provider shall inform the Commission of the rates for each of the content, information, application or electronic game offered at least three (3) days prior to the offering of such content, information, application or electronic game. Contents, information, applications and/or electronic games providers seeking increases in rates shall inform the Commission of the details of such increases at least five (5) days prior to the implementation of the increase. The Commission in the exercise of its mandate to protect consumers may not allow the increase. If the Commission does not act on the information within five (5) days from receipt of the same, the contents, information, applications and/or electronic games provider can impose the new rates.

F ACCESS CHARGES
1. Networks, systems and/or facilities providers shall provide access to contents, information, applications and/or electronic games providers upon request and based on an access agreement. Access to the networks, systems and/or facilities of duly authorized providers by registered contents, information, applications and/or electronic games providers shall be mandatory.

2. The access charge shall be negotiated. The access charge shall be cost-oriented and shall not be higher than the prevailing retail rates, not promotional rates, for the service where the contents, information, applications and/or electronic games are offered/provided.

G CONSUMER WELFARE AND INTEREST
1. Contents, Information, Applications and/or Electronic Games Providers shall strictly comply to the provisions of MC No. 05-06-2007 (Consumer Protection Guidelines), MC No. 04-06-2007 (Data Log Retention of telecommunications traffic), and MC No. 03-03-2005 (Rules and Regulations on Broadcast Messaging Service) and its amendments.

2. Complaints from the subscribers/users shall be presumed to be valid. The burden of proof shall be upon the contents, information, applications and/or electronic games providers.

H Sanctions
1. Violation of any of the provisions of this Circular shall be a ground for the revocation or cancellation of the registration as Contents, Information, Applications and/or Electronic Games Provider.

2. The Commission may direct the disconnection of the access to the networks, systems or facilities of authorized providers pending the investigation of a complaint filed by a subscriber/user if the Commission finds that there is strong evidence against the contents, information, applications and/or electronic games provider.

3. Any violation of this circular shall be dealt with in accordance with law.

E Final Provision
1. Any circular, order, memoranda or parts thereof inconsistent herewith are deemed repealed or amended accordingly.

2. This Circular shall take effect fifteen (15) days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation and three (3) certified true copies are furnished the UP Law Center.

Quezon City, Phlippines _________________________.

RUEL V. CANOBAS
Commissioner

JORGE V. SARMIENTO
Deputy Commissioner

JAIME M. FORTES, JR.
Deputy Commissioner”

I don’t earn anything from this blog, nor am I planning to in the near future, this is where I throw my frustrations and enhance my writing and english grammar nothing more nothing less.

I was hospitalized

I was hospitalized due to food poisoning, it wasn’t on purpose but it just happened.  We were under our camping trip (Kool Adventure Camp) through YMA-3 and we were on the 2nd day of the 3-Day adventure. Our Camp Number was Camp188 and out of all the previous camps we were the first ones to experience this.

Hospital stuff

Hospital stuff

During our crazy day we were doing obstacle courses when my campmates started to feel the effects but for some reason I was the last one to get hit or feel its effects and out of all of the campers I was the one hospitalized for 2 days and a half. But anyways there is always a brighter side of things; it was the first time to get dextrosed and hospitalized since my dengue and surgery when I was little; and did I mention that hospital food is awesome? BTW I was admitted at Perpetual Succour Hospital

Always see the Hand Behind the event..I have yet to figure that out but overall it gave me time to reflect, rest and rejuvinate physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Special thanks to my campmates who helped me out during thjis ordeal..