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How To Tips / The 90/10 Principle
« on: July 31, 2009, 01:48:04 pm »
You might have read this before.  

Cheers and happy weekend everyone.


The 90/10 Principle

Author : Stephen Covey ( Management Guru)

Have you read this before? Discover the 90/10 Principle. It will change your life

(at least the way you react to situations). What is this principle?  

10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react. What does this mean?

We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in traffic. We have no control over this 10%. The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%.

How? By your reaction. You cannot control a red light., but you can control your reaction. Don't let people fool you; YOU can control how you react.

Let's use an example. You are eating breakfast with your family. Your

daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no control over what just what happened. What happens when the next will be determined by how you react.You curse. You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the cup over.

She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your spouse and criticize her for placing the cup too close to the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been too busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work.

You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit. After a 15-minute delay and throwing $60 traffic fine away, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs into the building without saying goodbye. After arriving at the office 20 minutes late, you find you forgot your briefcase. Your day has started terrible. As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse. You look forward to coming home, When you arrive home, you find small wedge in your relationship with your spouse and daughter.

Why? Because of how you reacted in the morning. Why did you have a bad day?

A) Did the coffee cause it?
B) Did your daughter cause it?
C) Did the policeman cause it?
D) Did you cause it?

The answer is " D".

You had no control over what happened with the coffee. How you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day. Here is what could have and should have happened.

Coffee splashes over you. Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say, "It's ok honey, you just need, to be more careful next time". Grabbing a towel you rush upstairs. After grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase, you come back down in time to look through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns and waves. You arrive 5 minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. Your boss comments on how good the day you are having.

Notice the difference? Two different scenarios. Both started the same. Both  ended different.

Why? Because of how you REACTED. You really do not have any control over 10% of what happens. The other 90% was determined by your reaction.

Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 principle. If someone says something negative about you, don't be a sponge. Let the attack roll off like water on glass. You don't have to let the negative comment affect you! React properly and it will not ruin your day. A wrong reaction could result in losing a friend, being fired, getting stressed out etc.

How do you react if someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you lose your temper? Pound on the steering wheel? A friend of mine had the steering wheel fall off)

Do you curse? Does your blood pressure skyrocket? Do you try and bump them? WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? Why let the cars ruin your drive? Remember the 90/10 principle, and do not worry about it.

You are told you lost your job. Why lose sleep and get irritated? It will work out. Use your worrying energy and time into finding another job. The plane is late; it is going to mangle your schedule for the day. Why take out your frustration on the flight attendant? She has no control over what is going on. Use your time to study, get to know the other passenger. Why get stressed out? It will just make things worse. Now you know the 90-10 principle. Apply it and you will be amazed at the results. You will lose nothing if you try it.
The 90-10 principle is incredible. Very few know and apply this principle.

The result? Millions of people are suffering from undeserved stress, trials, problems and heartache. We all must understand and apply the 90/10 principle.

It CAN change your life!!!

General Topic / Mr. Macky Ferniz !!!
« on: June 17, 2009, 08:29:23 am »

So you are celebrating your mother's labor day 43 years ago ?  Hehe.

HaPpy NaTaL DaY  PaIsAnO !!!   

Imong birthday karon.  Enjoy your day.  Take a break sa ................................ sa pagluto, paglaba... hehe

Fore !


Technology / IBM - GSIS ROW
« on: May 30, 2009, 10:16:16 am »

SAP says GSIS did not engage its services

By Alexander Villafania
First Posted 18:10:00 05/29/2009

Filed Under: Technology (general), Government, Software, Consumer Issues

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – SAP Philippines has finally broken its silence over accusations by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) that IBM’s DB2 database software was at fault for the agency’s massive system crashes.

In a statement sent to INQUIRER.NET, SAP Philippines said that it had no contractual relationship with the agency in the implementation of its IT infrastructure software or consultancy services.

Instead, the software company stressed that GSIS licensed SAP software from Team Synergia, a local value-added reseller.

SAP also insisted that it would not comment on any other product or organization involved in the issue.

“We understand from GSIS that an analysis of GSIS’ system problem has already been conducted and that the root cause of the data corruption has nothing to do with SAP software or its product support,” the company said in its statement.

Nevertheless, SAP said it is already providing technical assistance to all of the parties involved in the matter.


Travel and Tours / Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
« on: May 15, 2009, 11:27:49 am »


If ever you are in Bukidnon, I am inviting everyone to drop by at the Del Monte golf and country club in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.  It is about 35 kilometers from downtown Cagayan de Oro.  Experience the beautiful bukidnon,  the  fresh air and the delicious american size serving foods (porterhouse, tenderloin steak is just a few to mention   :P). 

Here's some photos of the golf course:

Caught Jojo Lastimosa's brother (Danny) at hole # 1 ready to tee-off.

Fairway # 1.

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Technology / Your internet browsing tip for the day 5/7/09
« on: May 07, 2009, 09:57:30 am »

Simple tips that we may apply at home.   Para sa wa pa nakahibalo.    Sa nakahibawo na .....  wala lang.   ;D

Sometimes it is helpful to delete the history of all websites you have visited once in a while.  For example, a shared PC at home where one family member is fond of visiting a site not suitable for minors (porn site).   Later, a child browse through the internet address bar and is looking for a cartoon network and online games.   Accidentally he clicked the site and there he saw images not suitable for his age.

Alright here we go.  For IE users,  do the following:

Click   Tools -> Internet Options -> Clear History

You may delete also cookies by clicking Delete Cookies.

A cookie is a delicious este is an information stored in your PC from the web server you are accessing so that the next time you browse i.e., it will be fast retrieving web pages from the site. 

Be careful on allowing cookies to be stored in your PCs, sometimes it is not that friendly.  User informations maybe used in some ... other ... way ... and ... purpose.   :-X


Travel and Tours / Enchanted Kingdom (In the Philippines)
« on: May 06, 2009, 07:39:33 am »
Halo mga sanas ug mga sanos,

Kami diri sa Pinas, malingaw ug maka relax lang me ug maka suroy me sa mga lugar nga naa diri labina uban ang pamilya.  Sharing with you photos taken during our visit 2 years ago to the Philippines' land of magic - the Enchanted kingdom.   ;)   Tickets at Ps 500 (all rides), spectator at Ps 350 (?).


The park was conceptualized by the Landmark Entertainment Group and modelled after Knott's Berry Farm. It was built at a cost of P1.2-billion. The park first opened on July 28, 1995.

Enchanted Kingdom is a theme park in the Philippines. It is located in Santa Rosa City, Laguna, about 26 kilometers (16.1 miles) from Manila. It has a land area of 17 hectares (41 acres). The park is managed and operated by Enchanted Kingdom Inc., formerly named Amtrust Leisure Corporation.

Enchanted Kingdom is a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.

Park Zones:

-  Spaceport - Relive the glory days of the American space exploration program of the 1960s.
-  Portabello - A replica of Portabello, a place in Panama in the Caribbean Sea where the riches of
   the Incas were shipped by the Spaniards.
-  Brooklyn Place - Take a sentimental journey down the streets of Brooklyn, one of New York's
   five boroughs, as it was in the 1940s.
-  Victoria Park - Inspired by the era of Queen Victoria's rule
-  Boulderville - Discover an era ruled by dinosaurs as you enter Boulderville, a prehistoric cartoon
-  zone designed to capture every child's imagination.
-  Midway Boardwalk - Coney Island, known as "America's Playground" in the 1930s, comes to life
   at the Midway Boardwalk.
-  Jungle Outpost - The heart of the Amazon is the setting of the Jungle Outpost.


Space Shuttle (Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster)
Rio Grande Rapids (River rafting ride)
Anchors Away (Pirate Ship Ride)
Discovery Theater (4D Theater)
Roller Skaters (Mini Roller Coaster)
Jungle Log Jam (Jungle-themed flume ride)
Flying Fiesta (Giant swing ride)
Grand Carousel (Carousel)
Swan Lake
Dodgem (Bumper Cars)
Wheel of Fate (Ferris wheel)
Up, up and Away (Balloon Ride)
Bumbling Boulders (Teacups-Type Ride)
Stone Eggs (kiddie Ferris wheel)
Exodus the Ride (ATV Adventure Trail)
Kart Trak (Go-Kart Race Track)
Boulderville Express (Train ride)
Xtreme Paintball
Rialto (Motion Simulator Theatre)
7th Portal (4D Theater)
Triassic Laser Tag
SRRX (Haunted house walk-through)
Lake Spa (foot, back massages)

The enchanted kingdom entrance

Going closer

Pose para remembrance (dili sa statue pero kanang kano diha sa wala ... hahaha)  ;D ;D

The waiting lines for tickets.

The entrance part of enchanted kingdom.   :)

Mao ni ako na discover pa wala sa tension ug mga stress.  Medyo hadlok pero guapo na experience.  Ug naa mga sakit sa kasing kasing dili puede.   :'(

More to come.  :)


Images courtesy of

Main event:  Pacquiao - 138 lbs,  Hatton - 140 lbs.

Manny looks ripped and ready to rumble while Hatton looks dehydrated.  Paghuman ani mo balloon ni sila to 140 to 150+ sa ilang timbang.

Good luck Manny.  Mabuhay ang Pilipinas !!!

Pagka daghan sa nag attend sa weigh-in.  Sayang da na usab amo plano.  Ka-anhe man unta ko dinhe.   ;D

Click here for more photos and weigh-in videos courtesy of



Dubbed as The Filipino Flash, Nonito “Junjun” Donaire Jr. visited his native Bohol with his wife Rachel Marcial (a Fil-Am taekwondo jin) and some friends from the US.

According to Funfare Bohol correspondent Leo Udtohan, Nonito and Rachel were married on Aug. 28, 2008 and he promised Rachel the trip to Bohol.

“Junjun took the group to Balicasag Island for diving,” reported Leo. “They also visited the Hinagdanan Cave, the Blood Compact Marker, Baclayon Church and Loboc River. Junjun posed wide-eyed with the tarsier. They had lunch at Riverwatch (operated by Tessie and Libby Sumalpong).”  During a stopover at the end of Loboc River for a cruise, Junjun danced with a local dance group which entertains the “cruisers.”

“He danced very well at mahusay ding kumanta,” added Leo. “The local folks which mobbed him were very delighted. In fairness, he knows how to grind and has a good voice. He attracted crowds everywhere he went, including the Chocolate Hills.”

In Talibon, he paid a courtesy call on Mayor Juanario Item who gave him a Plaque of Excellence. Junjun was born in Talibon, raised in General Santos City in the Philippines and moved to the US when he was 10 years old.

Leo said that Junjun also visited Alejandro Gurrea Elementary School where he studied before moving to US, and the abandoned, old house where he was born. Junjun was with his mom Elvira while they recalled his childhood memories.

“He was misty-eyed when he entered the old house,” noted Leo.

A tale of two boxers

As we brace for the bout of Manny Pacquiao with Ricky Hatton on Sunday, May 3, have boxing fans ever paused to ponder on whatever happened to past champions who have also made the country proud?

 Sadly, in the euphoria that follows the victory of every Filipino boxer, such as the recent win of Nonito Donaire Jr. and Brian Viloria, we conveniently overlook the plight of other champions who were celebrated during their heyday and forgotten soon after, neglected by the government which should reward them for a job well done.

A case in point is Luisito Espinosa, former world champion in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions, whose story is told by San Francisco-based Filipino journalist Mike Genovea for Funfare readers.

Here it is:

The fists that once battered his opponents in the ring are now reduced to cleaning tables in a fastfood restaurant here in San Francisco.

The hands belong to Luisito Espinosa, 41, the former world champion in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions.

Espinosa retired after he was KO’d by Cristobal Cruz in their 2005 fight in Stockton, California.

To survive, Espinosa worked as a stocker at Costco (a membership wholesale store chain) for three years. Now a busboy at McDonald’s at the corner of Serramonte and Gellert Avenues, he’s applying for work at Lucky Chances, a casino owned by a Filipino, at nearby Colma area.

“I have to work to be able to pay for my bills,” said Espinosa who held the WBA bantamweight title from 1989 to 1991 and the WBC featherweight crown from 1995 to 1998. He assured that he’s still in shape because, as part-time job, he trains boxers while working out at the 3rd Avenue Gym.

“I am good for two more years,” said Espinosa, once dubbed as The Original Golden Boy of boxing, who couldn’t hide his resentment toward what he called “greedy” managers (“Except Papa Sarreal”) who were interested more in fattening their pockets than in advancing his career.

That’s why, unlike Pacquiao, he never came close to achieving mega-bucks purses despite being at the top for eight years.

His father Dio and uncle Leo were also boxers.

Separated from his wife Marie Cherie (with whom he has three children), Espinosa is still recognized by Pinoys who go to McDonald’s. During our interview, six people said hi to him.

“Kung minsan nga binibiro ko sila. Kapag tinatanong nila kung ako si Espinosa na boxer, ang sagot ko hindi.”

Espinosa wrested the WBA bantamweight title in 1989 by knocking out Khaokor Galaxy in the first round. He defended his title twice before losing it to Israel Contreras by a fifth round KO in 1991.

He was in the limelight again in 1995 when he won the WBC featherweight crown by outpointing Manuel Medina. He defended his title seven times before bowing to Cesar Soto by unanimous decision in 1999.

Travel and Tours / Manila Ocean Park
« on: April 30, 2009, 12:45:56 am »
Basin ug maka suroy mos manila.   Here's Manila Ocean Park.

Fish foot massage (by shark bites)..,

This coming sunday morning (5/03/09) is a big day for our country as our very own Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (the best boxer in the world and the current # 1 pound for pound in the rating) is fighting against England's Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Usually the brit fans are very noisy and loud just like that of a football game.   

Sounds fair and good rendition of the Philippines National Anthem by Martin.  This is the first time a male singer will sing the lupang hinirang.   

Video courtesy of

Manny and Ricky grand arrival at MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada.  Photos courtesy of


Travel and Tours / My Bohol Trip Photos 4/25-26/2009
« on: April 28, 2009, 12:20:42 am »

Sharing with you photos taken during our short trip to bohol last weekend.

@ bohol beach club

Ej and Alexa enjoying the pool.

BBClub nowadays.  :)

Some scene at bbclub.

@ choco hills

more to come ...

Travel and Tours / Will be in Bojol (finally) this weekend 4/25/09.
« on: April 23, 2009, 04:50:05 pm »

Kay mangumpra ug kalamay sinako.   ;D

our itinerary:  tagbi -> choco hills -> lunch at loboc river (?) -> baclayon -> hinagdanan cave -> bbclub overnite snorkling and surfing TB -> guindu -> back to barracks  ::) :P ...

You probably saw this before via email circulated.   For those who haven't knew this yet,  here is the question :

If you have a brand new car and you have to refill fuel in a gas station,  how would you know that the gas tank filler (abrihanan sa fuel tank) is on the RIGHT or in the LEFT side while driving without sticking your head out of the window checking which side it is?  That by knowing it would be easy to drive through and position the car near the side of the petrol hose.  

Fuel tank filler/opening

The answer is in your dashboard fuel pump icon as illustrated below. 

Left side filling if the icon is shown below (left photo) and right side filling if it appears in the image below (right photo).

Sige, echeck kono tinuod ba ni.  Wa may dashboard neng akong trisikad diri.   ;D

Note:  Though this is not true to some car models, majority of the cars resemble the fuel pump icon to the location of the gas tank filler.

Technology / Google Earth Images: Bohol
« on: April 20, 2009, 03:56:10 pm »
Images courtesy of google earth. 

Ang kalibutan na lingin ...  :)

Satellite photo of the Philippines ...  ;)

And ofcourse Bohol...  :D


Guindulman (wla pay high resolution image)

Anda - the TB gatekeeper's paradise  :)

MGM Grand Las Vegas\

Next stop from here:  Your place!  Give me the address and I'll post it here either from google map or google earth.  :-X

Click the link below courtesy of for the live video streaming.  International media and boxing promotions outfit Top Rank (where dancing with the stars Mario Lopez used to cover) is covering the fight with Solar Sports and GMA7.

It has been a hot topic in the media lately about obstruction of justice related to the death of Ted Failon Etong's wife.  How can an individual be charged with obstruction of justice?  How can Failon's  maid/driver be charged if they simply were not aware of the fact that by cleaning the bathroom and the car from what the police called "evidence", they were charged with obstruction of justice.

Second, when can an individual avail of the services from PAO (Public Attorney's Office).  The honorable justice secretary said Ted Failon is not an indigent and therefore he is not qualified.  Why? Is there a criteria (status, financial, etc)  for their services?  Ted asked help from Atty. Acosta (PAO) and I understand the latter responded accordingly.

Fore !

Sports and Fitness / SF Giants honor Pacman
« on: April 18, 2009, 01:25:34 pm »


The San Francisco Giants will hold their annual Filipino American Heritage celebration to highlight the Filipino culture and community on Tuesday, April 21, when the Giants face the San Diego Padres at 7:15 p.m. Five-division boxing world champion and boxing pound for pound fighter, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Fans who purchase a special Filipino Heritage game ticket will receive a limited edition Manny Pacquiao bobblehead and a seat in the Filipino Heritage section at AT&T Park. A portion of the special ticket proceeds will benefit Filipino non-profit organizations including the Filipino American Arts Exposition, Manilatown Heritage Foundation and ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata program.

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Jokes and Humor / Katawa pud mo diha ...
« on: April 17, 2009, 04:09:09 pm »


Palahubog ug pangit nag-away

Hubog............ :     Pangit ka pangit.  Ngil-ad ug nawong.  Hahaha.  Pangit !!!
Pangit............ :     Palahubog hahaha.  Palahubog bog bog ((((((((( ...
Hubog............ :     Akyo karonnnn  hubog,  ugma dili na.  Ikaw ugma?  Pangit gihapon.  bwahahahaha  ;D


Isang panget na babae, hinoldap

Holdaper...............:    Holdap ito! Akin na gamit mo!
Babae (sumigaw)....:    RAPE! RAPE! RAPE!
Holdaper...............:    Anong rape? Holdap nga to eh!
Babae....................:   Nagsa-suggest lang naman eh.  ;D


TEBAN....................:   Kinsa imo idol Goliath?
GOLIATH................:   Si Arnold Schwarzenegger.
TEBAN....................:   Sige e spell kono ang  Schwarzenegger.
GOLIATH................:   Joke ra bitaw nong Teban, si Jet Li  bitaw...  ;D  ;D




April 13, 2009
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Among the misconceptions about Augusta National Golf Club, and there are many, is that it never changes. Nothing could be further from the truth. This place evolves with a clearly intelligent design. We saw proof of that Sunday in a highly entertaining finish to a magnificent Masters.

Perhaps Augusta National doesn't change in the way some would like, or according to the time schedule others would impose, but there may be no event in all of sports that adapts as well to climatic convulsions as the Masters. In fact, it seems to anticipate them.

All the proof you need of this compelling example of durability and malleability was splashed across the immaculate fairways on a brilliant Easter Sunday as the men in the green jackets staged one of the best editions in the 75 year history of this tradition-laden tournament. Simply and accurately put: They got it right. That couldn't always be said in recent years.

That the two-hole playoff with Chad Campbell, Kenny Perry and Angel Cabrera was won by Cabrera was almost beside the point. And how often in a major championship can you say that a sudden-death playoff was the second most-exciting thing to happen on Sunday -- if not the third?

But that was pretty much the case. What we had Sunday on an Augusta National course set up to allow scoring but punish poor shots was three distinct tournaments. There was he Tiger-Phil Show; there was Kenny Perry's determined defiance of age before crumbling at the end; and then there was the Cabrera victory in the playoff, giving him a green jacket to go with his 2007 U.S. Open trophy.

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Technology / Smartbro Mobile
« on: April 08, 2009, 11:24:55 am »
Hi mga brothers and sisters,

Plano me magbakasyon sa bojol this May.  Kusog ba ang signal sa bohol (smart)  labina sa east nga part sa bohol ?   Maajo unta kusog para maka lele ta diri sa tubag bohol kay baryo ra ba to amo.   :)   Ang globe kusog ba pud didto?

Salamat daan,

Image courtesy from

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