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Learn English Online / What is the english term for "hunit"?
« on: September 08, 2008, 11:42:07 PM »
kana bitawng (hunit) gahi usapon nga pan?

anyone? thanks n advance

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« on: August 09, 2008, 10:50:34 AM »
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Fashion Trend / Killer Sandals
« on: July 23, 2008, 05:46:33 PM »
Weird fashion: High-heeled Sandals with killer thorns
by Jonathon Morgan

Here's one way to make sure potential suitors know you mean business -- heels with dozens of thorns sticking out. You're either saying "I'm a rose, and like a rose, I can be prickly," or you're saying, "I can kill you with my footwear."

In all honesty, I think they're kind of cool. Sure, it's a little over the top, but they'll certainly make you stand out, and -- especially from a distance -- wouldn't look that dangerous.

I think the main problem with the thorn heel is practicality. You'd have to be very careful while walking, to make sure the shoe didn't pass too close to your ankle as you shifted from one foot to the other, and I don't think you could wear these anyplace crowded. Could you imagine being in a club, trying to look cool on the dance floor, when some guy tries to hit on you -- only to stumble away in pain after his foot was accidentally stabbed by one of the spikes?

Unfortunately, for those of you that are interested, I have no idea how you'd acquire shoes like this. The site I found the photo on isn't selling them, and a quick Google search didn't turn up any results. But I have the feeling if you took this photo to your local university, and gave it to a fashion design student, he or she would almost certainly be up for the challenge.

Maybe try something other than nails for the thorns though, OK? Something a little safer, perhaps?

Anonymous Diary Blog / Hero Na Ko
« on: July 19, 2008, 11:25:20 AM »
Yepey! Hero na ko... mura na kog si Ichigo  ;D

Music and Video / What Song Makes You Cry And Which Part?
« on: July 19, 2008, 11:07:21 AM »
me, "Tie A Yellow Ribbon"

the part where the "whole darn bus is cheering"... hayy, makahilak jud ko maghuna-huna sa reaction sa laki pagkakita niya sa "hundred yellow ribbons 'round the old oak tree"... Love jud siya sa iyang wife...  :)

see, galuha na sad ko ka-dokdok ani...  :'(

Health and Food / Unsay Tambal Ug Lusay?
« on: July 19, 2008, 10:01:42 AM »
hi ninyo tanan, pait jud akong kahimtang ron... d na ko kabulto kaon kay naay lusay sa akong left jaw... sakit kaayo iton maski lad-ok lang tubig sakit jud kaayo... kahibaw mo unsay tambal ani?   :'(

kini akong suliran,
Nagniwang Samot

Anonymous Diary Blog / Ako Ra Usa
« on: July 18, 2008, 11:49:39 PM »
hahay, ako ra jud tawn usa ga tikaw-tikaw dri, tulog na akong mga klasmyt ug bilar... :-[

ayo nalang gali kay naay TB, ma busy pud ta ahat, daghan jamo basahonon... ;D

Anonymous Diary Blog / Thank You My Friend
« on: July 18, 2008, 11:32:43 PM »
 Dear Mr. Potter,

           I know I've said this before but I really am very grateful that i can't seem to stop thanking you... ;D Classes have start and, as our discussions progress, I'm slowly discovering myself  to be the kind of person you've always said I am... Thank you, not for encouraging me to continue on, but for believing in me when I myself I don't... I shall always bear the thought of you in all my endeavors... I pray for all the good things to come your way.

Always here,


Anonymous Diary Blog / I Seek A Face
« on: June 07, 2008, 01:21:57 AM »
I seek a face,
a face i know,
who stares into
my soul & through.

I seek a name,
a name i know,
who is not mine
but still think, though.

I seek a voice,
a voice i know,
who makes me smile
all blues, they go.

I seek thee well
Over high & low.
I know you're there
But unaware...

Can they use that title after they graduate or do they need to have a certain length of experience to do so? Wala man gud licensure exam ang mga grad sa CompE, right? And how can they have a PRC ID?

Anonymous Diary Blog / Been Away For Quite A While
« on: May 09, 2008, 11:24:56 PM »
hi sa tanan... na busy ko gamay mao nga nalutas jud tawn ko dokdok.. :-[

Love Talk / Better Lovers Or Better Husbands?
« on: May 08, 2008, 09:09:58 AM »
Attractive Men = Bad Husbands

By Caroline Howard

Here's why hot women go for less attractive men

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who makes the best husband of them all? New research suggests it may be the toad, not the prince, after all.

Scientists and matchmakers have long known that physical attraction cannot be underestimated in early romance. But now researchers are trying to figure out the role looks play in long-term relationships. A new study, published in the Journal of Family Psychology, reveals that how hot-or-not you are, particularly as compared to your mate, matters well beyond initial attraction into married life, although what that means changes over time.

Research of newly married couples led by James McNulty, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Tennessee, hypothesizes that couples in which the man is more attractive than the woman are generally less happy than pairs where the wife is better looking -- or the two have matching good looks. "The relative attractiveness in a couple matters more than the absolute attractiveness of each partner," according to one researcher in the study, UCLA's Benjamin Karney, PhD.

Attraction is, of course, subjective, but the published study used universal standards such as large eyes, facial symmetry and waist-hip ratios.

Confused? Think Brad and Jennifer. Now, look at Brad and Angelina. See?

Satoshi Kanazawa, PhD, an evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics and coauthor of 'Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters', offers his own explanation as to why this may be true: Handsome men make bad husbands.

"Men can maximize their reproductive success by pursuing one of two different strategies: Seek a long-term mate, stay with her, and invest in their joint offspring (the “dad” strategy); or seek a large number of short-term mates without investing in any of the resulting offspring (the “cad” strategy)," writes Kanazawa.

Money and power can blind even the most beautiful women to a man's craggy physical attractiveness -- how else to explain the candy on the arms of Howard Stern and Donald Trump? But generally, it's the Jude Laws of the world who have more opportunities to pursue the "cad" strategy. Less attractive guys become, well, the "dads."

And the better husbands. McNulty’s study confirms that men who were less physically attractive than their wives men were more "supportive" of their partners than their hotter counterparts. The less good-looking guys also invest more in their exclusive relationships, not to mention less chance of infidelity. "He's getting something better than he's providing on that level," said McNulty in an interview with LiveScience. "So he's going to work hard to maintain that relationship."

Princes may be better lovers, but toads make better husbands.

Inspiration & Hope / My Goal For Today
« on: April 26, 2008, 06:00:22 PM »
April 26, 2008

          Be a Heroine ;D

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Bohol Tourism | Bohol Travel & Tour / Hidden Falls In Loon
« on: April 11, 2008, 09:39:25 AM »
These are just some of the unknown waterfalls in Loon.

This video was done by my workmates during their river trekking in Loon.

Love Talk / Something To Read
« on: April 11, 2008, 09:16:20 AM »
Thursday, October 26, 2006

He's getting married (Youngblood, Philippine Daily Inquirer)

TODAY, I will attend an execution: my own. I will watch it with both eyes open and I will not cry. I will not break down just because the man I have loved since forever will marry someone else. I will watch him promise himself to a woman who will never love him like I have. I will watch them bind themselves to a vow I should have taken.

I have loved Oliver almost all my life. I have known him since I saved his six-year-old hide from a bully named Ricardo who wanted to rid him of his two yellowed front teeth. I was five at the time, but having grown with five older brothers and a hellion of a sister, ''Totoy Cardo'' was a piece of cake.

Oliver was so overcome with embarrassment at having a girl to protect his scrawny neck that from that time on he made it a point to be the rescuer, not the rescued. As time passed, muscles filled out this lanky frame and those two front teeth began to sparkle. He combs his hair, and he takes a bath daily now. In short, he has become a fine specimen of manhood.

The best part is, he lived up to his promise: he became my self-appointed guardian (well, I don't know if that's the best or the worst part). He was just always there, sticking to me like glue. It used to drive me nuts that he never let me out of his sight.

When I was 12, I ran from the infirmary on my way home. I had found out in the most humiliating way that I had become a woman: there was a big red stain on the back portion of my skirt. The jeers and the taunts followed methrough the school corridors. Oliver dashed after me and offered to accompany me home. I declined, of course. He seemed to understand my discomfiture and promised to drop later with the things left in school. When I reached home I was told that I needed to jump three times on the stairs (which I did) and to wash my face with my blood (which I didn't do).

Oliver dropped by in the afternoon, sporting a black eye and a bruise on his arm. When I asked him what happened, he said he had walked into a closed door. I believed him. But a few days later, minus the dysmennorhea, I found out that Oliver got into fisticuffs because some guy made a disgusting remark about me.

Nobody had ever fought for me before that. And when you're 12 and discussing in class how King Arthur and fairest of them all, Lancelot, fought for Guinevere's love, you tend to get ideas. I loved Oliver then.

When we were in high school and I found out that the school's heartthrob and one of my most ardent suitors, Richard, was involved with a bustier girl, it was to Oliver that I ran. When I didn't graduate as valedictorianand I got so drunk, it was Oliver who took me home. He didn't even mind that I barfed all over his dad's car (which he borrowed without permission).

When I decided to go to UP and he went to Ateneo, we celebrated by partying. When I lost my mom in a car accident, he took care of everything. When my dad followed my mom less than a year later after a heart attack, he was there again. By this time he was an appendage of my life. He used to check out the guys I came to know. Nobody dared to get serious with me--not when Oliver had a black belt.I didn't know how to define our relationship.

I didn't know what we were. We definitely were more than friends, better even than best friends. It was like we were a couple, but formally not one.

We did all the things that couple did like hang out and neck but always stopped when things got too hot. Since we never defined what we meant to each other we never said ''I love you'' or whatever serious couple told each other.

As a result, I remained a chaste princess while my prince caroused and sowed wild oats, but still had the energy to monitor my movements. I didn't mind. After all, I was so sure we'd end up together. I always thought that in the end, it would be us. I loved him. I managed to convince myself that he loved me (what else could it be?). Little did I know that love doesn't conquer all, it only conquers the weak.

I didn't think he'd be so stupid as to get a girl pregnant on the same night they met at a party. I didn't think he'd be so stupid as to forget to use some form of contraception. After all, he had given me a lecture on safe sex. And I didn't think he'd be so stupid as to marry the girl. But maybe I forgot that after all he was a man, and men have been known to be stupid about these things. Their brain is located in a region other than between the ears.

What could I do? Kicking him in the groin and punching him in the eye seemed like a good idea then. Don't blame me; he was the one who enrolled me in a self-defense course. But I did not feel better. Seeing him bent over in pain only made me angrier. I wasted my life for this lousy excuse of a man? I could not believe it! I wanted nothing more than to run to him and beg him to wake me up from the stupid dream. I wanted him to take mesome place where we didn't know anybody.

No pain, no memory, no humiliation. I wanted to just forget it ever happened but since I flunked in the School for Martyrs, I couldn't, for the life of me pretend, it didn't happen. I couldn't pretend he didn't hurt me.

I couldn't pretend everything was fine and dandy and exactly the way it was before. We didn't talk for a month. For both of us who were practically inseparable, that was like an eternity. I ducked into corners whenever I would see him. I wouldn't take his calls. I wouldn't see him. And for some time hate was my reason for getting up in the morning, for breathing, for living.

Hate and I became good friends.

"God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them but to cleanse them," somebody once wrote. I didn't want to be cleansed. I just wanted to drown in pain and misery and utter desolation. I wanted to wallow in the dark and deep pit of despair. I know a thousand and one cliches that say this can be a blessing and that I should be thankful. But thankful is the last thing I'm feeling right now. I've always thought that there are three kinds of women: those who break, those who mend and those who are broken themselves.

Before this hit me, I assumed that I belonged to the first or second category. Now I know I'm in the third--so hurt and broken up inside. My grandmother used to say that there is nothing you can do about pain when it gives you a silly grin except grin right back. All I could manage was a wry smile, a killer headache and the worst hangover the day before his wedding.

Evidence of that is the disgusting sight of mashed potatoes and barbecue, thrown up not three meters away from where I was lying prostrate on the floor and the awful stench of cigarette on my hair. Frankly I don't want to go. I want to wallow in misery in my messy room, crying, retching and stinking, surrounded with Michael Learns to Rock (whose songs are dedicated to the broken-hearted) CDs. But I have to go and attend the wedding. I haveto bathe and prepare and put on that atrocious peach (it's not even my color!) gown.

I'm not doing it for the groom, my one true friend and love, Oliver. Neither am I doing it for the bride, my younger sister, Sandra who needs me. I'm doing it for my unborn niece who has the great fortune of having me as her aunt. Call me stupid, but I've always known my place. If it isn't beside the man I was destined to marry, if it isn't behind my sister, who will take his name, wear his ring and bear him a child, then it must be with my niece, cradled close to my heart so that she will know both of our love.

Love Talk / Unforgetable Moments With My Bestfriend/s
« on: April 10, 2008, 02:00:48 PM »
eating Dahon dahon cookies, made by Jojie's, at our school canteen with Tambasakan, Super Boink Boink & Yancy... ;D

dang panlibak sa mga teachers.. :-X

World Daily News / Polygamist Ranch Rife With Sexual Abuse
« on: April 10, 2008, 10:47:18 AM »
ELDORADO, Texas (CBS News) ? Texas authorities say they have completed their search of a West Texas compound founded by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.

State troopers, Texas Rangers and other authorities completed their search Wednesday. They've been at the remote ranch in Eldorado since last Thursday.

They initially went with child welfare workers to investigate possible child abuse. But they have since been executing warrants looking for evidence that underage girls were married and forced to have sex with older men.

The search was sparked by calls to a crisis line from a 16-year-old girl who reported being raped and beaten by her husband.
The scared girl, already a mother at 16, whispered into a cell phone: she wanted out. She'd been forced to spiritually marry a man more than three times her age, becoming his seventh wife.

In the call the girl said she was the seventh wife to 50-year-old Dale Barlow, adding that she first had a child with him when she was 15, and was pregnant with second child, reports CBS News correspondent Hari Sreenivasan.

Her husband sexually assaulted her, and when he was angry, he would beat her while other women held her infant, she told a family violence shelter in a series of secret calls that triggered an investigation of the polygamist sect here.

The girl had looked for opportunities to escape before, but she was warned that outside the double-gates blocking entry to the Yearning For Zion Ranch, in a world completely foreign to her, she would be forced to cut her hair and wear makeup, and to have sex with many men - all damning transgressions in a faith where modesty calls for women to wear long underwear year-round under pioneer-style dresses.

At the end of one call she began to cry; she wanted to take it all back.

But child welfare officials allege in court documents released Tuesday that the compound built by leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was rife with sexual abuse, with girls spiritually married to much older men as soon as they reached puberty and boys groomed to perpetuate the cycle.

The documents detail the hushed phone calls, but days after raiding the West Texas compound, officials still aren't sure where the girl is. She is not named among the children in initial custody petitions by the state.

Texas authorities have legal custody of 416 children, all of those believed to have lived at the ranch, Child Protective Services spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner told reporters in San Angelo, about 40 miles from the compound in Eldorado.

Court documents said a number of teen girls at the 1,700-acre compound were pregnant, and all the children were removed on the grounds that they were in danger of "emotional, physical, and-or sexual abuse." Nearly 140 women left on their own.

"Investigators determined that there is a widespread pattern and practice of the (Yearn for Zion) Ranch in which young, minor female residents are conditioned to expect and accept sexual activity with adult men at the ranch upon being spiritually married to them," read the affidavit signed by Lynn McFadden, a Department of Family and Protective Services investigative supervisor.

Child protective services say in some of the interviews that children were "unable or unwilling to provide the names of their biological parents or identified multiple mothers," reports Sreenivasan.

Meanwhile, the first of the legal proceedings that will decide the children's future began across town, reports Sreenivasan. Attorneys for the church argued that a search of the 1,700-acre compound was unconstitutional. They compared it to rummaging through the Vatican.

Church lawyer Patrick Peranteau did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment Tuesday.

An unknown number of men and women were at the ranch while authorities completed the search of the gleaming 80-foot-high temple, a cheese-making plant, a cement plant, a school, a doctor's office and housing units. Tela Mange, a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety, said Tuesday the adults were not being held, but if they left the compound, they could not return while the search continued.

At least two FBI agents were seen entering the back entrance of the temple on Tuesday.

Spokesmen for the FBI and DPS declined comment.

The compound was raided Thursday after the girl called a local family violence shelter March 29 and 30, using someone else's cell phone and speaking quietly to avoid being overheard, McFadden's affidavit said.

The girl said she was not allowed to leave the compound unless she was ill. She told the shelter that her husband would "beat and hurt" her when he got angry, hitting her in the chest and choking her while another woman in the house held her baby. Once, he broke her ribs, she said.

The girl also said her husband sexually assaulted her, and that she was several weeks pregnant. The girl told the shelter her husband went to "the outsiders' world" but she didn't know where.

The girl's husband was not identified in the court documents released Tuesday. But authorities have issued an arrest warrant for church member Barlow, who is believed to be in Arizona.

Authorities were looking for documents, family photos or even a family Bible with lists of marriages and children to determine whether the girl was married to Barlow, who was sentenced to jail last year after pleading no contest to conspiracy to commit sexual conduct with a minor. He was ordered to register as a sex offender for three years while he is on probation.

Authorities were trying to determine the identities and parentage of many of the children; some were unwilling or unable to provide the names of their biological parents or identified multiple mothers.

The boys were groomed to be ready to marry underage girls upon adulthood and engage in sexual activity, resulting in them becoming new "perpetrators," the affidavit said.

Children in the sect were deprived of food and forced to sit in closed closets as a form of discipline, a warrant said.

The Texas investigation is the state's first of FLDS members, but prosecutors in Utah and Arizona have pursued several church members in recent years, including sect leader Jeffs, who is serving two consecutive sentences of five years to life for being an accomplice to the rape of a 14-year-old wed to her cousin in Utah. He awaits trial on other charges in Arizona.

Authorities investigating the Eldorado compound have described FLDS members as cooperative, but the house-by-house search of the temple, factories and living quarters has led to some trouble.

On Monday, 41-year-old Leroy Johnson Steed was arrested on charges of felony tampering with evidence - a day after 19-year-old Levi Barlow Jeffs was arrested on misdemeanor charges of interfering with the duties of a public servant, said DPS spokesman Tom Vinger.

He declined to give details on the arrests or how Levi Barlow Jeffs might be related to the FLDS leader.

On Wednesday, a historian on polygamy told The Early Show authorities blew it when they raided the compound.

"As I read that warrant, it sounds fairly unfounded,'' said lawyer Ken Driggs. "I think that a search (of the compound) is way over-broad. It's probably completely the wrong way to approach the problem with them."

"I'm not suggesting that there may not be problems in this community. There clearly has been a history of under-aged brides in the community.

"It's not necessarily a problem with some of the other fundamentalist Mormon groups, but I think that this just drives them away from the authorities. It underscores their sort of persecution complex, and their belief that the outside world is a hostile and dangerous place that they should not be engaged with."

Laurie Allen, a former polygamist who went on to make a documentary about the lifestyle called "Banking on Heaven," strongly disagreed.

She said polygamy is "all about the slavery of women and children and, you know, what the gentleman (Driggs) is talking about -- I mean, he makes the point, but what he doesn't understand is there's no way that you are going to go in there in the right way. ... His argument is flawed in that regard, because there's no way you're ever going to go in there in the right way. The only way you're going to go in there is just to go in there any old way. These people are so closed-minded, they're so controlled by their corrupt leaders that there's no way that you can go in there in the right way."

Weird and Extreme / Villagers Worship Baby Born With 2 Faces
« on: April 09, 2008, 10:28:59 AM »

SAINI SUNPURA, India (April 8) - A baby with two faces was born in a northern Indian village, where she is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, her father said Tuesday.

The baby, Lali, apparently has an extremely rare condition known as craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces. Except for her ears, all of Lali's facial features are duplicated - she has two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes.

"My daughter is fine - like any other child," said Vinod Singh, 23, a poor farm worker.

Lali has caused a sensation in the dusty village of Saini Sunpura, 25 miles east of New Delhi. When she left the hospital, eight hours after a normal delivery on March 11, she was swarmed by villagers, said Sabir Ali, the director of Saifi Hospital.

"She drinks milk from her two mouths and opens and shuts all the four eyes at one time," Ali said.

Rural India is deeply superstitious and the little girl is being hailed as a return of the Hindu goddess of valor, Durga, a fiery deity traditionally depicted with three eyes and many arms.

Up to 100 people have been visiting Lali at her home every day to touch her feet out of respect, offer money and receive blessings, Singh told The Associated Press.

"Lali is God's gift to us," said Jaipal Singh, a member of the local village council. "She has brought fame to our village."

Village chief Daulat Ram said he planned to build a temple to Durga in the village.

"I am writing to the state government to provide money to build the temple and help the parents look after their daughter," Ram said.

Lali's condition is often linked to serious health complications, but the doctor said she was doing well.

"She is leading a normal life with no breathing difficulties," said Ali, adding that he saw no need for surgery.

Lali's parents were married in February 2007. Lali is their first child.

Singh said he took his daughter to a hospital in New Delhi where doctors suggested a CT scan to determine whether her internal organs were normal, but Singh said he felt it was unnecessary.

"I don't feel the need of that at this stage as my daughter is behaving like a normal child, posing no problems," he said.

Question and Answer / Does anyone knew of a Scholarship?
« on: April 05, 2008, 11:52:40 AM »
A scholarship for those who have stopped studying in college but wants to continue? ???

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