Friday, June 30, 2017


I love to watch song contests on the television. It connects me to my passion in singing. Singing also binds my family together as my kids love to watch singing contests, too. I and my siblings judge the contestants in our own way. We are also able to judge whether the sound system and the microphones being used are of quality. The national television network we watched today which hold the singing competition over the years now is one which has the best musical instruments. They must have brought their musical instruments from a reputable musical instrument store such as one I know of at .  The real voice of contestants in the contest is what people hear and judging becomes objective. The deserving singer contestant who has the quality voice gets to win and the judges get to enjoy their job of judging.

Friday, June 16, 2017


My family is sad about the loss of our favorite dog named Barack. Barack aged about 7 dog years until his demise. Barack has been loyal and friendly to my family. He protected my family in multiple ways. He provided us with a sense of security every day and night. To strangers, he is unfriendly and snob, and with his loud voice, he barks steadily. He disliked being caged and tied. He wanted no restriction on his movements. We confined him inside our gate but he would go out at the very least opportunity. He was a survivor of the strongest Typhoon Yolanda. He had a scare of rains and thunders after that typhoon until his demise. He insisted on coming inside the house damaging the door and windows screen whenever the door is not freely opened to him. Last Monday, July 12, Independence Day we did not know it was his last day with us. He had to be shot to death because he had acted strange and mad. He bitten off to death his cat friend, bitten my two sons, too. We could only speculate on the things that had happened to him. He must have been poisoned by a neighbor that affected his brain. Or he must have been bitten off by a rabid dog. We miss you Barack!

Thursday, June 15, 2017


I attended a team building activity in our Office last week. I belonged to team Green, the champion among five teams. There were individual and group games. In the individual contests, I was the representative of the group to the karaoke contest. The microphone did not work. The contest did not push through. It really pays to acquire not just a quality microphones, but other quality musical instruments as well just like those sold at the  musicians friend store. This way, the fun, and enjoyment is not sacrificed.


It has been on the news on June 7 and 8 of this year that the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) suspended its Automated Teller Machine (ATM) online, and mobile channel access for clients due to an internal data processing error. It has sincerely apologized to its clients for whatever inconvenience this incident might have caused. BPI has corrected all mis-posted ATM transactions made last April 27 to May 2 that were incorrectly re-posted on June 6.  Entries to correct these were made on June 7 and 8.  BPI assures its clients that no breach of their systems has occurred, nor is this a case of hacking.  It further assures that it continues to maintain a high standard of data integrity and security.  All systems and operations are now back to normal. I am glad I was not affected with this.


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