Thursday, August 31, 2017

Donate to Marawi via These 12 Groups

  1. Phililippine Red Cross (PRC)
    1. Donations in Cash
      • Account Name: PHILIPPINE RED CROSS
      • Type of Account: SAVINGS
        • BANCO DE ORO
          • Branch: Port Area, Manila
          • Peso: 00453-0018647
          • Dollar: 10-453-0039482
          • Swift Code: BNOR PH MM
          • Branch: Port Area, Manila
          • Peso: 3752-8350-0034
          • Dollar: 3752-8350-0034
          • Swift Code: PNB MPH MM
        • METROBANK
          • Branch: Port Area, Manila
          • Peso: 151-3-04163122-8
          • Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2
          • Swift Code: MBTC PH MM
          • Branch: Port Area, Manila
          • Peso: 4991-0036-52
          • Dollar: 4994-0103-15
          • Swift Code: BOPI PH MM
        • UNIONBANK
          • Branch: Taguig
          • Peso: 1015-400-002-01
          • Dollar: 1315-400-000-90
          • Swift Code: UB MPH MM
    2. Donations in kind
      • National Headquarters located at 37 EDSA cor. Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City.
  2. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
    1. Donations for families of soldiers who have died in battle
      • Landbank Account Name: AFP Marawi Casualty
        • Account Number 00000552107128
    2. Donations for evacuees from Marawi City
      • Landbank Account Name: Marawi IDP 
        • Account Number: 00000552107136.
  3. Teach Peace Build Peace Movement Inc. (TPBPM)
    1. Account Name: Teach Peace Build Peace Movement Inc.
      • Bank: BDO
      • Account Number: 000040837270
      • Branch: SM Makati
  4. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
    1. DSWD Dollar Saving Account for Foreign Donation 
      • Account Name: DSWD FOREIGN DONATION
      • Account Number: 3124-0055-81 
      • Swift Code: TLBPPHMMXXX 
      • Bank Address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan Branch, Constitution Hills, Quezon City 
    2. Peso Current Account
      • Account Name: DSWD DONATION 
      • Account Number: 3122-1011-84 
      • Bank Address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan Branch, Constitution Hills, Quezon City
  5. Tulong Kabataan
    1. College Editors Guild of the Philippines
      • Philippine Postal Savings Bank 
      • Account Number 0001-003036-211.
  6. Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership
    1. For cash donations
      • BPI
      • Account Number: 3081 1163 84
  7. Student Council Alliance of the Philippines
    1. Send email to SCAP at
    2. Contact Persons: 
      • Francis (09322284155) 
      • Isaac (09083151257).
  8. Ateneo de Naga University
    1. AdNU-SSG Office, 2nd Floor of Xavier Hall. 
    2. Contact Persons:
      • Bianca Melanie Medenilla Montero - 0977 200 2536 
      • Adnu-Ssg Kasurog - 0927 517 3369
  9. Chevening Alumni Foundation of the Philippines
      • Account Number : 3351-01126-6 
      • Bank: Philippine National Bank (PNB) 
      • Branch: Makati C. Palanca Branch
  10. Save The Children
    1. Visit savemarawichildren page or this direct link:
  11. Caritas Philippines
    1. Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands 
      • Branch: Intramuros, Manila 
      • Account Number: 4951-0071-08
  12. World Vision Development Foundation (WVDF)
    1. Account Name: World Vision Development Foundation, Inc.
      • Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI): 4251-0024-15
      • Banco de Oro (BDO): 000-2700-4341-1
      • Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank): 038-332-000-138
      • Metrobank: 0607060-518641

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

12 Happenings On My Birthday

As I end my day, I pondered on the things that happened today, 30 August, which is my birthday. One special anxious moment was this morning. I had a nightmare at around 07:11 AM since I am on night shift schedule, I had to sleep in the morning. Thank God, my Love was there to wake me up.

I thank the Lord for all the small and big blessings I have received and ask forgiveness for all the wrongdoings I have done.
  1. I bought two games from GTribe which has a promo that was extended and long enough for me to buy with 2 hours left on the clock. The original price of the game was ‎US$39.99 for the Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth PC game and DiRT Rally was originally priced at US$59.99. I bought the two games at a promo price of $38.75 making me a UX member at GTribe with an exclusive badge at my profile plus an option to launch my own Fan Page at GTribe while helping game developers.  
  2. I donated a few savings at UNICEF of which I am a  regular donor. 
  3. I bought 2 pieces of Coin Collector's Collecting Album Holder which was on a Lazada promo price of Php 508.00 which is 40% of the original price of Php847.00. This is a good price already since it amounts to two coin albums already. 
  4. I also bought a TECO Coffee Maker at Lazada worth Php743.92 with an original price of Php 1,500.00, a sure savings of 50%. 
  5. I bought a Gold Medal Ear Mite and Tick Control (4 oz) at Lazada, for Ikkyo and Recca, our Siberian Huskies, to help get rid of their itchiness in their ears, most especially with Ikkyo's case. 
  6. I also donated a few pesos to the Save The Children organization, for Marawi children who are in need of our assistance because of the effects of the war against Maute group involved in terrorism. 
  7. I joined two teams at Chess dot com, namely Team International and The Bear Cubs. 
  8. I also joined the 40th tournament at the Chess dot com so that I will be able to exercise my mind again. 
  9. I bought Sampaguita garlands worth 50 pesos when we went to church. The Sampaguita garlands today are high compared to when I was young which was worth 10 pesos back then. I used the garlands as offering for my two patron saints. 

  10. I got a Silver Engineer badge in my Ingress gameplay. I got it when I reached the required 1,500 mods deployed for upgrading portals. 
  12. My family had dinner at home together with my two sister-in-laws and it was a delicious and mouth-watering experience. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

12 Questions for the Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale

Reposting from "" because I really liked these questions that need to be answered.
  1. Will Bran finally do something useful?
  2. Can Daenerys give birth again?
  3. Will Arya and Sansa Stark make peace, or war?
  4. What will happen to the Greyjoys?
  5. Will we finally get Cleganebowl?
  6. Will someone reveal the truth about Jon’s parentage?
  7. What do Melisandre and Varys have planned?
  8. Will all the parts of Cersei’s prophecy come true?
  9. Do our favorite almost-couples finally get together?
  10. Will Arya ever reunite with Gendry?
  11. Will Arya Stark cross the rest of the names off her kill list?
  12. Is Cersei going to go full Mad Queen?


Monday, August 28, 2017

National Heroes Day 28 August 2017

Do you know these national heroes?
  1. Trinidad Tecson
  2. Rajah Buisan
  3. Mariano Trias
  4. Gliceria Marella-Villavicencio
  5. Gen. Simeon Ola y Arboleda
  6. Gen. Jose Ignacio Paua
  7. Cpt. Jose Cabalfin Calugas
  8. Lt. Cesar Fernando Basa
  9. Isabelo del Rosario
  10. Lt. Delfin Rosales
  11. Capt. Delfin Velilla
  12. Teodoro Salanga Jr.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

12 Things About High Heels

  1. Research shows that high heels can be traced back to ancient Egypt. In the middle of the second millennium BC, Egyptians began to frequently use sandals. Retention was obtained generally by the Egyptians by a T or V thong passing through the sole. Egyptian butchers also wore heeled shoes for practical purposes, that is, in order to keep their feet clean of any blood while slaughtering animals. 
  2. Things started to change when during the European renaissance, the high heel became a status symbol worn by both male and females from the higher social statuses.
  3. Catherine de Medici a Franco/Italian noblewomen pioneered the use of heels as a fashion statement. Catherine de Medici is believed to have worn them to impress the French court when she wed the Duke of Orleans, the future king. It is believed to be the first instance when heels were worn however, this reference may be apocryphal, as the development of heels did not begin to come about until the late 1580s, based on iconographic evidence and extant pieces. Two hundred years later King Louis XIV of France decreed that only nobility could wear heels, and that only members of his specific court could wear red ones. Seventeenth-century portraits of King Louis XIV depict the various intricate heels worn by the king and they were often decorated with miniature battle scenes.
  4. In terms of design, high heels can be seen with plain construction or with embellishment. Depending on the design concept, embellishment materials include leather, wood, metal chain, plastic appliqués, lace, and others. The majority of embellishments are for aesthetic purposes. The rest are for functional support.
  5. High heels have caused significant controversy in the medical field lately, with many podiatrists seeing patients whose severe foot problems have been caused almost exclusively by high-heel wear.
  6. Cuban heels were first widely popularized by Beatle boots (variant of the Chelsea boot), as worn by the English rock group the Beatles during their introduction to the United States.
  7. Mongolian horsemen were among the first to use heels as means to keep their feet from sliding out of their stirrups. Actors playing tragic roles in ancient Greek drama wore the buskin, a boot with a platform sole, designed to give them greater height over other actors.
  8. American cowboy boots, first developed in the 19th century and still popular today in some parts of the United States, have high underslung heels to keep a rider's foot from sliding through the stirrup. High-heeled platform shoes were a widely popular form of men's footwear during the 1970s.
  9. High-heeled shoes slant the foot forward and down while bending the toes up. The more the feet are forced into this position, the more it may cause the gastrocnemius muscle (part of the calf muscle) to shorten. This may cause problems when the wearer chooses lower heels or flat-soled shoes. When the foot slants forward, a much greater weight is transferred to the ball of the foot and the toes, increasing the likelihood of damage to the underlying soft tissue that supports the foot. In many shoes, style dictates function, either compressing the toes or forcing them together, possibly resulting in blisters, corns, hammer toes, bunions (hallux valgus), Morton's neuroma, plantar fasciitis and many other medical conditions, most of which are permanent and require surgery to alleviate the pain.
  10. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III signed the department order on Friday, 25 August 2017, following a call from a labor union against the dress code that puts at risk the occupational safety of working women.
  11. Philippines is the first country in Asia to ban the mandatory wearing of high heels in the workplace.
  12. Types of heels found on high-heeled footwear include: 
    1. Cone - A round heel that is broad where it meets the sole of the shoe and noticeably narrower at the point of contact with the ground. It is closed on the front back and sides. 
    2. Kitten - A short, slim heel with maximum height under 2 inches (5 cm) and diameter of no more than 0.4 inch (1 cm) at the point of contact with the ground. 
    3. Prism - Three flat sides that form a triangle at the point of contact with the ground. 
    4. Puppy - Thick square block heel with approximately 2 inches (5 cm) length in all dimensions. 
    5. Spool or Louis - Broad where it meets the sole and at the point of contact with the ground; noticeably narrower at the midpoint between the two. 
    6. Stiletto - A tall, slim heel with minimum height of 2 inches (5 cm) and diameter of no more than 0.4 inch (1 cm) at the point of contact with the ground. 
    7. Wedge - Occupies the entire space under the arch and heel portions of the foot. 
    8. Viennese - The heel is longer than the shoe itself and is impossible to walk on, only found on fetish shoes, just for sitting or lying down.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

12 Things About Uber

  1. Uber Technologies Inc. is an American technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in 633 cities worldwide. 
  2. It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps.
  3. Uber drivers use their own cars, although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber.
  4. The name "Uber" is a reference to the common (and somewhat slangy) word "uber", meaning "topmost" or "super", and having its origins in the German word über, meaning "above".
  5. Uber has been a pioneer in the sharing economy and the changes in industries as a result of the sharing economy have been referred to as "Uberification" or "Uberisation".
  6. Uber fares are based on a dynamic pricing model, in which fares are higher during periods of high demand for rides.
  7. In February 2010, Ryan Graves became the first Uber employee, getting the job by responding to a tweet from Kalanick announcing the job opening, and receiving 5-10% of the company. Graves started out as general manager and shortly after the launch was named as CEO.[72] After ten months Kalanick succeeded Graves as CEO in December 2010.[68][69][73][74] Graves stepped down to become the company's COO.
  8. In 2011, the company changed its name from UberCab to Uber.
  9. Uber was founded in 2009 as UberCab by Garrett Camp, the cofounder of StumbleUpon, and Travis Kalanick, who had sold his Red Swoosh startup for $19 million in 2007.
  10. On September 14, 2016, Uber launched its first self-driving car services to select customers in Pittsburgh, including Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto using a fleet of Ford Fusion cars each equipped with 20 cameras, seven lasers, GPS, lidar and radar equipment that enables the car to create a three-dimensional map utilizing landmarks and other contextual information to keep track of its position.
  11. The Philippine government meted Uber a one-month suspension on August 14 following a tussle over driver permits, sparking public outrage as some 66,000 vehicles were forced off the streets.
  12. But late Friday, August 25 the government's transport agency said it would lift the ban following an Uber appeal. It ordered the US firm to pay a fine of P190 million ($3.7 million) and give its drivers financial aid for lost earnings.

Friday, August 25, 2017

12 Tips on Online Shopping

Online shopping is one of the common trends today. Due to technological demands, buyers and sellers are finding ways to shop and sell conveniently, efficiently and effectively. Here are 12 tips on buying online or shopping online.

  1. Choose your online merchant wisely by reading reviews about the trending online merchants.
  2. There are numerous group buying sites out there providing affordable items and services and you should verify their history or important details before joining them.
  3. Use your credit card wisely by considering some perks or offers provided by the banks.
  4. Buy in bulks so that it will save you more in the delivery charges.
  5. Not all items less than 500 pesos are actually cheap, most of these items have additional 99 pesos delivery charges depending on your area and this is based on personal experience.
  6. Price comparison is necessary since there are many sellers that will usually sell the same item with different pricing levels.
  7. Not all pictures or photos of the item(s) posted is/are necessary good items and you should check out the quality of the item by reading reviews and scrutinizing posted items very well to avoid headaches in the end.
  8. Look out for vouchers and coupons and codes that you can see once in a while on different sites and advertisements because these can lessen the amount that you will pay upon purchasing items or services.
  9. Do not be a compulsive buyer  by learning to resist temptation to buy things you really do not need.
  10. Timing your online buying is necessary since an item that you want to buy today can become more affordable the next day or in the next week.
  11. Do not refresh or click the back button of your internet browsers when you are already checking out especially when you are using your credit card for payment to avoid hassles if there are any glitches or unavoidable internet connectivity issues.
  12. Provide feedback by writing product and service reviews on any items and services you have purchased online so that you can help other consumers like you in choosing efficient services, effective products and convenient online stores.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

12 Millionaire Habits to Start Making Serious Money

  1. Always add value.
  2. Wake up early.
  3. Exercise. 
  4. Daily goal setting.
  5. Effective time management.
  6. Networking.
  7. Innercising.
  8. Healthy diet.
  9. Saving and investing.
  10. Mindfulness.
  11. Work with a mentor.
  12. Contribute to others.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

My Top 12 Frugal Living Tips

  1. Create an ideal budget plan and stick to it.
  2. Learn to lower your bills.
  3. Practice paying in cash.
  4. Learn to grow your own food.
  5. Always stay fit and healthy.
  6. Cook your own food.
  7. Enjoy staying at home.
  8. Always turn off lights when not in use.
  9. Control impulsive online purchases.
  10. Practice walking when going to near places.
  11. Always plan ahead (short term or long term).
  12. Less meat more veggies.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

12 Salaries of State Universities and Colleges' Presidents

  1. Polytechnic University of the Philippines - 3,470,218
  2. Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University - 2,634,179
  3. Pangasinan State University (Main) - 2,489,852
  4. Cavite State University - 2,407,693
  5. Jose Rizal Memorial State University - 2,321,901
  6. Cebu Normal University - 2,253,061
  7. Philippine Normal University - 2,216,507
  8. Bohol Island State University - 2,165,988
  9. Tarlac State University - 2,149,295
  10. Eastern Samar State University - 2,103,709
  11. Samar State University - 2,008,375
  12. Palawan State University - 1,974,721


Monday, August 21, 2017

12 Trivia Facts About Hayden Panettiere

  1. Hayden Panettiere was born on 21 August 1989 in Palisades, New York, USA.
  2. Her parents are both of half Italian descent (her father's father and her mother's mother were both the children of Italian immigrants). Hayden's other roots include German and English. Her parents are Lesley R. Vogel who was a former soap opera actress and Alan Lee "Skip" Panettiere who was a fire captain.
  3. Her younger brother is Jansen Panettiere.
  4. Her last name is pronounced "Pan-Hey-Tee-Air" and is the Italian translation of "Baker". 
  5. Panettiere first appeared in commercials at the age of 11 months, beginning with an advertisement for a Playskool toy train
  6. In 2004, Panettiere had her first starring role in the Disney Channel film Tiger Cruise.
  7. Panettiere made her feature film debut with 1998's A Bug's Life,[15] but her first film to actually be released was the same year's The Object of My Affection, in which she appears briefly as a mermaid in the school play in the opening scene.
  8. Panettiere's first single, "Wake Up Call", was digitally released on August 5, 2008. 
  9. She is the second-ever recipient of The Wyler Award (which honors a celebrity who has raised awareness of animal issues) for her on-the-ground work to expose Japan's slaughter of dolphins.
  10. Gave birth to her 1st child at age 25, a daughter named Kaya Evdokia Klitschko on 9 December 2014 andChild's father is fiancé, Wladimir Klitschko.
  11. In November 2007, she was awarded the "Compassion in Action Award" from the animal rights group PETA for her efforts to stop the dolphin hunt in Japan.
  12. In September 2008, Panettiere launched her own line of calfskin leather bags for the company Dooney & Bourke.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

12 Differences Between EPUB and MOBI Ebook Formats

  1. The full name of EPUB is Electronic Publication while the full name of MOBI is Mobipocket.
  2. EPUB is an open standard format developed by International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) which is a global trade and standards organization while MOBI was developed originally by Mobipocket SA which is a French company incorporated in March 2000 for MobiPocket Reader which was later purchased by Amazon in 2005.
  3. EPUB supports inline raster and vector images, metadata, and CSS styling.
  4. EPUB can adjusts its size to suit different screens while MOBI is suitable for smaller screens because of an image file limit of 64K.
  5. EPUB has a small file size while a MOBI is twice the size of an EPUB file.
  6. EPUB has a file extension of .epub while a MOBI either has a .prc or .mobi file extensions.
  7. MOBI and EPUB can display reflowable file content and fixed width layout.
  8. MOBI has digital rights management (DRM) protection embedded on its file preventing it to be shared easily due to plagiarism issues while EPUB does not have digital rights management (DRM) so that it can be easily shared.
  9. MOBI is a proprietary Ebook software of Amazon limiting its usage for Kindle books while EPUB is an open source software created by the International Digital Publishing Forum which can be read on almost all devices.
  10. MOBI is created by taking an EPUB file, renaming, zipping, and extracting and using kindlegen.exe which is a proprietary Amazon program while an EPUB is created by placing all these files in a directory, namely a package .xml file, an OPF file, and XHTML content files, and then zipping all of it and using the .epub. filename extension.
  11. You can use this link if you want to convert your MOBI ebooks to EPUB ebook format.
  12. You can use this link to convert you files to EPUB format as well as several other ebook format.
References: vs MOBI

Saturday, August 19, 2017

12 Ways To Prevent Diaper Rash

  1. A dry bottom is the best defense against diaper rash, so change your child's diaper frequently or as soon as possible after it becomes wet or soiled.
  2. Clean your child's genital area thoroughly with each diaper change.
  3. Pat her skin dry – never rub it. You can also use a hair dryer set on low to dry the diaper area after a diaper change.
  4. If your child seems prone to diaper rash, spread a thin layer of protective ointment on her bottom after each diaper change.
  5. Don't use powders or cornstarch because the particles can be harmful to a child's lungs if inhaled. Also, some experts think cornstarch can make a yeast diaper rash worse.
  6. When your child starts eating solid foods, introduce one item at a time. Waiting a few days between each new food makes it easier to determine whether a sensitivity to a new food is causing diaper rash. If it is, eliminate that food for the time being.
  7. Don't secure the diaper so tightly that there's no room for air to circulate. Dress her in loose clothing.
  8. Use fragrance-free detergent to wash cloth diapers, and skip the fabric softener – both can irritate your child's skin.
  9. Wash diapers with hot water, and double rinse them. You also might add a half cup of vinegar to the first rinse to eliminate alkaline irritants.
  10. Breastfeed your child for as long as you can because diaper rash occurs less often in breastfed babies, although it isn't completely clear why. One theory is that breastfed babies' stool may have a lower pH, which makes their poop less acidic and less likely to irritate the skin.
  11. When your child does need to take an antibiotic, ask the doctor about giving her a probiotic as well. Probiotics encourage the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut, which may reduce your child's chances of getting a diaper rash.
  12. If your child goes to daycare or preschool, make sure that her caregivers understand the importance of taking these precautions.

Friday, August 18, 2017

12 Essential Apps and Tech Tools for Writers

  1. Scrivener
  2. WinJournal for PC, MacJournal for Macintosh
  3. Pear Note
  4. Twitterrific
  5. Skype
  6. Simplenote
  7. Pulse
  8. Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  9. Tripit
  10. Read It Later
  11. Evernote
  12. Dropbox


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

  1. Genuine people don't try to make people like them.
  2. They don't pass judgment.
  3. They forge their own paths.
  4. They are generous.
  5. They treat everyone with respect.
  6. They aren't motivated by material things.
  7. They are trustworthy.
  8. They are thick-skinned.
  9. They put away their phones.
  10. They aren't driven by ego.
  11. They aren't hypocrites.
  12. They don't brag.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

12 Ways To Spot A Liar

  1. A fake smile.
  2. Unusual response time.
  3. Verbal cues.
  4. Under or over production of saliva.
  5. Pupil dilation.
  6. Change in blink rate.
  7. Foot movements.
  8. Face touching.
  9. Incongruence.
  10. Changes in gestures.
  11. Micro-expressions.
  12. The quick-check glance.

Monday, August 14, 2017

12 Tech Tools Productivity Experts Can’t Live Without

  • Slack
  • Android Wear
  • Post-it Plus
  • Uskape
  • Sunrise
  • Jamie's To Do
  • Noisli
  • Eternity Time Log
  • Timeful
  • Alarmed
  • Skitch
  • PaperKarma


Sunday, August 13, 2017

12 Trivia Facts About Ike Lozada

  1. Ike Lozada was born on 13 August 1940 in Iloilo City, Philippines.
  2. His full name is Enrique Lozada and is also known as "Big Ike", "Kuya Ike", and "Iking".
  3. He is also known as "Dambuhalang DJ"
  4. Ike Lozada started acting at the age of 11 on the movie Mga Bituin ng Kinabukasan with the younger Susan Roces.
  5. He was an associate producer on the 1995 movie "Hatulan Bilibid Boys 2".
  6. He was a choreographer on the 1969 movie "Fiesta extravaganza
  7. He appeared as himself in the 1975 documentary "Memories of Our Love"
  8. "Apat na Sikat” of Channel 9 in the 70s was borne out of the imagination of the late Ike Lozada  which were composed of Arnold and Maribel “Lala” Aunor, Winnie Santos and Dondon Nakar.
  9. He was 54 years old when he died and his remains were laid to rest at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City.
  10. Ike Lozada died on 8 March 1995 at around 8:25 PM, specifically he "died of secondary to massive biocardiac arrest" according to Dr. Carlos Lagman
  11. He had 180 credited movie appearances during his lifetime.
  12. His television shows included :
    • Big Ike's Happening (Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation, 1973–1984) 
    • GMA Supershow (GMA Network, 1983–1986) 
    • Talents Unlimited (ABS-CBN, 1986–1987) 
    • That's Entertainment (GMA Network, 1986–1994) 
    • Good Morning Showbiz (GMA Network, 1988–1989) 
    • A Star is Born (IBC, 1992–1993)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

12 Trivia Facts About Iza Calzado

  1. Iza Calzado was born on 12 August 1982 in Quezon City, Philippines.
  2. Her birth name is Maria Izadora Ussher Calzado.
  3. Her father is the reknowned choreographer and TV director, Lito Calzado and her mother was the late Mary Ann "Antonia" Ussher who was a Spanish-Filipina ancestry. Her father married her stepmother Myrna after the latter passed away.
  4. She has a brother named Dash who is a member of a Filipino rap group, Legit Misfitz.
  5. Iza Calzado spent her elementary days at School of the Holy Spirit; her high school years in Miriam College; and took up an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas.
  6. Iza Calzado was a voice dubber for the Venezuelan telenovela, "Mis 3 Hermanas" known as "All My Love" in the Philippines, before she became known in the movie industry.
  7. Iza Calzado starred in her first soap opera, "Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man" with Argentinean actor, Segundo Cernadas, as her partner.
  8. In 2010, Iza Calzado made her first two-piece bikini TV appearance in the TV series, "Beauty Queen" with TJ Trinidad as her leading man.
  9. Her first TV comedy show was in GMA's "I Heart You, Pare!" and her last appearance in GMA was in the TV sitcom, "Andres de Saya". She was in GMA from 2001 to 2011.
  10. She appeared in her first TV drama series in ABS-CBN's "Kahit Puso'y Masugatan". She is currently an ABS-CBN contract star which started on 2012.
  11. She won her first "Best Supporting Actress" award from the 28th Gawad Urian Awards in 2004 for her role in the movie "Milan" with a total of 11 wins and 13 nominations showing her prowess as an actress.
  12. The 2017 movie "Bliss" was her first ever X-rated film as reviewed by the MTRCB.


Friday, August 11, 2017

12 Notable Artists in the Early Hip Hop Era

On 11 August 1973, DJ Kool Herc was the DJ at his sister's back-to-school party. He extended the beat of a record by using two record players, isolating the percussion "breaks" by using a mixer to switch between the two records. Herc's experiments with making music with record players became what we now know as breaking or "scratching".

  1. DJ Kool Herc - Clive Campbell, called a "founding father of hip hop"
  2. Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five - were an American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1976. Composed of one DJ (Grandmaster Flash) and five rappers (Melle Mel, The Kidd Creole, Keith Cowboy, Mr. Ness/Scorpio, and Rahiem), the group's use of turntablism, break-beat deejaying, and conscious lyricism were significant in the early development of hip hop music.
  3. Fab Five Freddy - Fred Brathwaite, In the late 1980s, Fab 5 Freddy became the first host of the groundbreaking and first internationally telecast hip-hop music video show Yo! MTV Raps.
  4. Marley Marl - Marlon Williams, he is credited with influencing a number of Hip Hop icons such as RZA, DJ Premier, and Pete Rock.
  5. Afrika Bambaataa - Kevin Donovan, he is notable for releasing a series of genre-defining electro tracks in the 1980s that influenced the development of hip hop culture. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the originators of breakbeat DJing and is respectfully known as "The Godfather" and "Amen Ra of Hip Hop Kulture", as well as the father of electro funk. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Universal Zulu Nation, he has helped spread hip hop culture throughout the world.
  6. Kool Moe Dee - Mohandas Dewese, he was one of the first rappers to earn a Grammy Award and was the first rapper to perform at the Grammys.
  7. Kurtis Blow - Kurtis Walker, he is the first commercially successful rapper and the first to sign with a major record label. "The Breaks", a single from his 1980 self-titled debut album, is the first certified gold record rap song. Throughout his career he has released 15 albums and is currently an ordained minister.
  8. Doug E. Fresh - Douglas E. Davis, is a Barbadian born American rapper, record producer, and beatboxer, also known as the Human Beat Box. The pioneer of 20th-century American beatboxing, Fresh is able to accurately imitate drum machines and various special effects using only his mouth, lips, gums, throat, tongue and a microphone.
  9. Whodini - The Brooklyn, New York-based trio consisted of vocalist and main lyricist Jalil Hutchins; co-vocalist John Fletcher, a.k.a. Ecstasy (who wore a Zorro-style hat as his trademark); and turntable artist DJ Drew Carter, a.k.a. Grandmaster Dee.
  10. Warp 9 - a science fiction themed electro-funk and hip hop trio, best known for their influential singles "Nunk," "Light Years Away," and "Beat Wave," ranks among the most iconic groups of the electro hip hop era. Described as the "perfect instance of hip hop's contemporary ramifications," Warp 9 was the brainchild of writer-producers Lotti Golden and Richard Scher. The duo wrote and recorded under the moniker Warp 9, a production project at the forefront of the electro movement. Warp 9 evolved from a studio concept into a band when Prism Records expressed interest in releasing Nunk as a single. Golden & Scher invited drummer Chuck Wansley and percussionist Boe Brown to perform the male vocals and rhymes. Later, a female vocalist was added to the group; Ada Dyre performed vocals and rhymes for Warp 9's second single, "Light Years Away." The group released two albums, It's a Beat Wave (1983), (Island Records), a street themed testament exploring the topics of science fiction, hip hop and mixing, and Fade In, Fade Out (Motown), (1986), a soul R&B oriented montage.
  11. The Fat Boys - The group was briefly known originally as the Disco 3 and the members, namely  Mark Morales a.k.a. "Prince Markie Dee", Damon Wimbley a.k.a. "Kool Rock-Ski", and Darren Robinson a.k.a. "Buff Love" a.k.a. "The Human Beat Box" (June 10, 1967 – December 10, 1995)
  12. Spoonie Gee - Gabriel Jackson, he has been credited with originating the term hip hop and some of the themes in his music were precursors of gangsta rap.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

12 Trivia Facts About Gaudencio Rosales

  1. Gaudencio Rosales was born Gaudencio Borbon Rosales on 10 August 1932 in Batangas City, Batangas, Philippines.
  2. Gaudencio Rosales studied theology at the San José Seminary and had as classmates two other future bishops  Bishop Severino Pelayo, former bishop of the Military Ordinariate, and Bishop Benjamin Almoneda, former Bishop of Daet. 
  3. Gaudencio Rosales was ordained on 23 March 1958 by Bishop Alejandro Olalia  and was assigned to teach for 11 years in the seminary of the Diocese of Lipa.
  4. Gaudencio Rosales was given his first parish assignment in 1970 at the obscure barrio of Banay-banay and was later transferred to the biggest parish of the diocese in Batangas City.
  5. Gaudencio Rosales the first Batangueño to become auxiliary bishop of Manila and was appointed by Pope Paul VI on 12 August 1974.
  6. Gaudencio Rosales was consecrated bishop of the titular see of Oescus in a ceremony on 28 October 1974 and was appointed rector of the archdiocesan major seminary, San Carlos Seminary in 1980.
  7. Gaudencio Rosales was appointed coadjutor bishop on 9 June 1982 to the controversial and prophetic Bishop Francisco Claver of the Diocese of Malaybalay, Bukidnon and on 14 September 1984 he succeeded the Bishop of Malaybalay.
  8. Gaudenctio Rosales was appointed by Pope John Paul II on 15 September 2003 and  was enthroned in Manila Cathedral on 21 November 2003 becoming the 31st Archbishop of Manila and the fourth native Filipino to hold the post following centuries of Spanish, American, and Irish prelates and succeeded Jaime Cardinal Sin after his retirement.
  9. During his last year as archbishop, he was concurrently named Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Pasig from December 21, 2010 to April 20, 2011, a post he accepted after the resignation of Pasig's first bishop, Francisco San Diego.
  10. Gaudencio Rosales was created Priest of Santissimo Nome di Maria in Via Latina in the consistory of 24 March 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI joining fourteen others, two of them Asians, as the newest members of the College of Cardinals.
  11. On 13 October 2011, two months after his 79th birthday, Pope Benedict XVI finally accepted his resignation and appointed the then Bishop of Imus, Luis Antonio Tagle, as his successor.
  12. The 2013 Global Peace Award for Service was awarded to Cardinal Gaudencio Borbon Rosa.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

12 Preferred Ways of Pocket Square Folding

  • The Classic Fold

It’s easy and it’s classic. This fold is perfect for a slightly casual occasion or to show off squares with contrasting borders. If your square has hand rolled edges, do your folding slightly asymmetrically to get a nice layered effect.
  • Lay the square flat.
  • Fold in half vertically.
  • Fold in half horizontally to return to a square shape.
  • Fold vertically once more to fit the width of your breast pocket.

  • The Square Fold

Let a hint of white or colour peek out with this clean look, it’s suitable for business or formal occasions and looks best with solid colours.
square fold pocket
  • Lay the square flat.
  • Fold one side over vertically to about ⅓ of the width.
  • Fold the other side over to make the folded width the same as your breast pocket.
  • Fold the two ends inwards
  • Fold the entire square horizontally so it’s approximately the depth of your pocket.
You may want to tuck a small piece of cardboard, cut to slightly smaller than the size of your folded square, into the fabric to keep the square crisply peeking out at the right height.

  • The One Point Fold

This symmetrical triangle is equally suited for business or casual and works great with a variety of different squares from solid to patterned.
point pocket square
  • Lay the square flat.
  • Fold diagonally so you have a triangle.
  • Fold both corners vertically inwards to the center below the triangle’s peak. The width should be about the same as your pocket.
  • Slide into your pocket so the rectangular portion disappears, leaving the triangle visible.

  • The Two Point Fold

This is a great fold for crisper cotton and fabrics that will hold the points easily.
two point pocket square
  • Lay your square flat.
  • Fold the bottom up diagonally, the bottom corner should sit slightly left of the top corner.
  • Fold the left side towards the right about ⅓ of the width.
  • Fold the right side inwards, so the bottom is approximately the width of your pocket.
  • Tuck square into your pocket and adjust the peaks so both are visible.

  • The Three Point Fold

This slightly dressier than the one point or two point folds, requiring symmetry for a clean and sophisticated look. You may find that a stiffer fabric keeps the sharp edges better but it’s a versatile fold that works well with prints or solids and can work with soft silk squares.
  • Lay your square flat.
  • Fold the bottom up diagonally, the bottom corner should sit slightly left of the top corner.
  • Fold the left side towards the right so the corner sits slightly to the right and in line with the middle peak.
  • Fold the right side straight across the left.
  • Tuck square into your pocket and adjust so the three peaks are equally spaced.

  • The Four Point Fold

  • Lay your square flat.
  • Fold the bottom up diagonally, the bottom corner should sit slightly left of the top corner. Adjust so the spacing between them looks how you’d like them to appear.
  • Fold the left side towards the right so the corner sits slightly to the right and in line with the middle peaks
  • Fold the right side towards the left so the corner sits slightly to the left and in line with the middle peak.
  • Tuck square into your pocket and adjust so the peaks are still equally spaced.

  • The Puff

This fold is a go-to for many, blending visual punch with ease. It looks great with everything and you can adjust and find your perfect technique.
puff fold pocket
  • Lay your square flat.
  • Pinch the center and lift up.
  • Form a ring with your hand and draw the square through almost to the bottom, letting the square fold into itself gently.
  • Fold the pointed edges over and tuck it into your pocket.
  • Fluff and adjust to your liking.

  • The Winged Puff

Dig the angles of the single point but want the volume of the puff? This fold is for you!
  • Lay your square flat.
  • Fold the square diagonally down the middle so the points are facing downwards.
  • Fold the outside corners in so they meet at the middle peak.
  • Fold the bottom and side corners (the ones with the hems, not folded peak) inwards, creating an envelope shape.
  • Tuck into your pocket so only the pointed peak and fold are visible, allow them to settle into a slightly puffed dome.

  • The Crown Fold

Have you mastered the puff? Turn it upside down and you’ve got this one down too!
  • Start as you would with the puff fold
  • Rather than tuck the pointed edges, fold the rounded peak over and tuck it into your pocket.
  • The character from this fold comes from it’s imperfection. Tags are taking it a little too far though – make sure you cautiously trim off any tags before attempting this fold!

  • The Scallop Fold

This decorative organic fold is a great choice for weddings and other celebrations; it’s great for colourful and silky fabrics!
  • Lay your square flat.
  • Fold the square diagonally, bringing one corner up to meet the opposite corner to create a triangle.
  • Fold the triangle in half, creating a smaller triangle.
  • Lift gently and curl one of the doubled corner in at a slight angle without folding or creasing.
  • Repeat with the other corner, placing it on top of the first corner. This should create a slight funnel shape on the top.
  • Tuck the triangular point into your pocket, continuing to tuck the fold until only the tops are visible, creating a scalloped shape.

  • The Dunaway

Can’t decide between a crown and a puff fold? This fold is the best of both worlds, perfect for prints or paisley silks for special occasions.
dunaway pocket square
  • Lay the square flat.
  • Pinch the center and lift up.
  • Form a ring with your hand and draw the square through almost to the bottom, letting the square fold into itself gently.
  • Roll the top of the peak down towards the pointed ends.
  • Lift the corners around the roll.
  • Tuck into your pocket so both the puffed roll and the points are showing.

  • The Flower Fold

Ready to show off? The flower fold makes a statement but can unique addition to your arsenal.
flower pocket fold
  • Form a ring with your hand and place the square over it.
  • Push the square down into the ring and grasp the peak.
  • While holding the fabric in place, twist clockwise to create the petal-like pleats.
Once you’re satisfied, cinch the fabric and carefully tuck into your pocket. It might be tricky to keep the shape when transferring it to the pocket but it’ll get easier with practice.