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Monday, July 9, 2018

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, A BANE OR A BOON?

The power of social media is going stronger than ever.  Many social media platforms like google, yahoo, facebook, twitter, and instagram among others have been so easy to access that almost everybody in my country, the Philippines, has either one of these mentioned platforms installed in their mobile gadgets.  Having such social media applications make it easy to do a job and deal with other people in whatever way. It is considered as the best source to know the things that are happening in the place of work, with friends, in the locality, country and in the world.  Its benefits have mostly benefited and favored countless of people in more ways than one. Social media platforms is such so powerful that it greatly influence peoples thoughts and ideas in both positive and negative ways. However, there are claims that it has been more of a bane than a boon to mankind. To name a few it causes anxiety, poor self-esteem, causes damage or injury to relationships such as marriage and friendship and worst it is a detriment to the society at large.

Yesterday, I inadvertently left my mobile phone and was near the venue of my seminar when I came to know about the missing gadget. I felt having a separation that I had to drive the car back home to get my mobile phone. I know many others who feel the same way when they are separated from their mobile phones. Recently, I made a resolve to stop stalking or snooping on my contacts posted messages or posted photos, although sometimes I can not stop the feeling, because I feel inadequate and jealous of their achievements. I though feel happy for them most of the times, too. It is just that I can not help but have a low self-esteem. My office demands my time to be on facebook or in yahoo to check on reports and google drives for on time and easy submission of reports.  My ranting will continue for ever but I need to stop lest no one will bother to read my post. I just have to accept this is the way things are now.  Self-discipline is much required in this time of age otherwise these gadgets, social media platforms will take over the lives of people, negatively.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

RECONCILED

Thanks heavens I am back to the blogosphere. I lost memory of my password that I was not able to gain access to posting whenever I had the time. Each time I log in, I forgot that I was notified many times that I changed my password two months ago. The problem with changing passwords every now and then is it tends to be forgotten. I hope to be active again in blogging. Soon, I will be in my friends blogs and hope to be welcomed back and visited back by them. Till then. I am happy to be reconciled!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

DOMAIN NAME RENEWAL

Thanks, goodness! I am up again in the blogosphere. Worry-free now that this site will suffer deletion. I totally forgot to pay for the domain name renewal within the period to renew it. In the last minute of its deletion, my host server uplifted me. I am referring to Job Oberio, the owner of nokiahost.com. He renewed the domain name even without receiving my payment yet. I was only able to pay this afternoon in the bank. I am glad to have paid the two years domain name registration of this site. It will save me from the hassle in going to the bank to pay. Thank you so much, Job. You are so nice even if I had not met you.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CUTIE DIGONG

We have a new family member in the house. His name is Digong, our little cute puppy. He is the love of the family. We love to pamper him. He has no cage and leash for now as he is still approximately two months old. He fed on milk but yesterday, we discovered that he loves to eat rice and tuna flakes in oil more than the commercial dog food bought for him! My son gives him dog treats and Digong is such a good eater! What a cutie dog he is! He had not his bath yet as the weather is not warm, lately. He is just cleaned up by way of wet wipes. The issue he has for now is fleas and we are hoping that the anti-flea will work on him. He will have his first visit to the vet next week for deworming and later for vaccination. The adorable Digong is a replacement of our demised dog named Barack. Welcome, Digong!

Friday, July 21, 2017

COMPRESSOR PEDAL

In the recent earthquake that happened in my province, there were a lot of destructions to properties aside from casualties it havoc to people.  Of course, the widespread power black out in my province and in nearby provinces also brought negative consequences to households and negatively impacted the economic sectors but there is one positive consequence I learned out of the power interruption. Families had more time to bond together and talk intently because electronic gadgets and wifi connection was absent or limited. One bonding moment, for example, is singing together. The guitars which were once left to stay alone and dusty in the corner became the center of attraction. Why not? Guitars have quality sound especially those that are with a quality compressor pedal built in on it. The sound of our guitar at home signifies it has a quality compressor pedal. Its sound is a far cry from the cheap guitars sold in cheap musical stores. I sure have the best buy for the cost of my guitar.

NEW CELL FONE

Sleeping late in the night recently has been frequent for me. Why? I keep on tweaking my new cell fone for the familiarity of its features. I relish on the feeling of having a new cell fone, excitement runs over me to try on its camera which has a better image resolution than my old cell fone. I now use the earphones, too as I love the sound quality of this new cell fone. I waved goodbye to my two-year old cell fone and handed it down to my younger son. Well, it served me best for the last two years that it was in my possession. But, I found a better alternative and so my new fave is now my new cell fone. I have a bigger data plan now for my new cell fone. Anytime, when needed I could access the internet and other sites as I have a faster access now to the internet. I feel pampered and loved with my new cell fone.

Friday, July 7, 2017

CLARINETS FOR SALE

The recent fiesta in my city, Tacloban City, was so festive. There was the parade of lights during the night of June 30. For each cluster of contingents, there was a musical band from the bugle corps of participating schools. Music played a great part in the festivities. I remember way back in high school when I was a member of the bugle corps of my school. We rehearse new dance songs from time to time. I played the clarinet. Every music played does  not go well without the clarinet. There were two of us in the band that played the clarinet. The school provided our clarinets. I wonder if the clarinets were best buy from musical stores that have clarinets for sale. I know of a place to visit that that sells quality musical instruments. Aside from the best quality of musical instrument, there is also the best sound quality. Best value for money, indeed. Next year, I am pretty sure that the street parades will be as good as the recent one or maybe even better than it.

Earthquake in Leyte on July 6

An earthquake shook this part of my province at a magnitude of Intensity V. It happened at 4:03 pm. I was still in the Office when it happened. I had the slightest idea that the earthquake will not have that intensity and duration. The depth of focus was 050. According to Wikipedia, in seismology, the depth of focus or focal depth refers to the depth at which an earthquake occurs. Earthquakes occurring at a depth of less than 70km (43mi) are classified as shallow-focus earthquakes, while those with a focal depth between 70km and 300 km are commonly termed mid-focus or intermediate-depth earthquakes. My goodness, the earthquake that happened in my place was of a shallow depth, however, it caused tremendous damage to many infrastructures and caused casualties to the most number of people. Fear once again gripped among many especially the children and those that have experienced the wrath of the strongest typhoon, Haiyan about four years ago. I hope that they who are most affected will fastly recover.