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Merry Christmas!

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This Christmas, even as we open our presents, partake of sumptuous feasts, or drink to our hearts' content, let us try not to forget the true essence of what this season is all about - love, the spirit of giving, being with people who mean the most to us, and the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas to everyone!

The Tyranny of Giving

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The Tyranny of Giving
Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

There is a wonder about Christmas as well as a tyranny. There is a wondrous briskness in the air and a rosy glow on the cheeks of early shoppers. There seems a purposefulness in those in the stores, though the planned buying lists of "Thanksgiving Friday" shoppers disintegrate into a mad frenzy by December 24th. Just grab at anything that Uncle Fritz can smile at when he unwraps it, even though no one can think of anything he really wants or needs.

The season also imposes its tyranny on many of us. Instead of being able to give out of thoughtfulness and love, we often give because it is "expected". I heard of one couple who had 85 people they felt obligated to remember with a gift. No wonder the joy of giving falls away to a sort of panicked despair.

It is time to refresh our giving with a truth from Scripture deeply imbedded into our consciousness from hundreds of repetitions at church offerings: "Each man should give wh…

Sightings....

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At least they spelled "vacuum" right.

More on the Nuvitron Electronic Fuel Economizer....

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Here's a short historical and technical brief of the Nuvitron Electronic Fuel Economizer, a supposed fuel-saving device invented by Filipino Perlito Cabauatan.

Is this device for real, or is it nothing but hot air just like the Khaos Super Turbo Charger?

Read the following article and judge for yourself. If you're technically oriented and have your own theories on this device, please feel free to share them by posting a comment.

Thank you to Ms. Lani Cabautan for sharing this write-up with this blog.

NUVITRON ELECTRONIC FUEL ECONOMIZER
Hope for the Filipino Motorists’ Plight
BRIEF HISTORY

The birth of NUVITRON Electronic Fuel Economizer began when Mr. Perlito Cabauatan, a native of Bayombong Nueva Vizcaya, bought a second-hand Mitsubishi L300 Utility Van in 1997, and was irritated with the noise that the engine generated. Having graduated as a Radio Technician from the University of the East, and having served as a Radio Operator in Saudi Arabia for 15 years before coming back to th…

Steve Ray’s Open Letter to the Filipino People

From my inbox. Definitely worth the read. :-)

Often we hear of negative comments about Filipinos. Now here is something positive about Filipinos...something very positive written by a foreigner named Steve Ray.

Steve Ray authored many best-selling books, among which are, "Crossing The Tiber" (his conversion story), "Upon This Rock" (on the papacy), and just recently "John's Gospel" (a comprehensive bible study guide and commentary).

Steve is also currently filming a 10-video series entitled, "Footprints of God". The first two videos are out: "Peter, Keeper of the Keys", and "Mary, Mother of God" (now available in the Philippines).

Steve Ray’s Open Letter to the Filipino People:

[This letter was published in all the major newspapers in the Philippines during one of our visits in 2001]

We stepped into the church and it was old and a bit dark. Mass had just begun and we sat toward the front. We didn t know what to expect here in I…

What is your dating age?

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You date like you are 22 years old.





You are a good dater. You still haven't narrowed down exactly what type of person you want to date, but you have a lot of experience with dating and like to have fun with it.


Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com

What starts with F and ends with K?

A first-grade teacher, Ms. Brooks, was having trouble with one of her students. The teacher asked, "Harry, what's your problem?"

Harry answered, "I'm too smart for the 1st grade. My sister is in the 3rd grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the 3rd grade too!"

Ms. Brooks had had enough. She took Harry to the principal's office.

While Harry waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was. The principal told Ms. Brooks he would give the boy a test. If he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the 1st grade and behave. She agreed.

Harry was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to take the test.

Principal: "What is 3 x 3?"

Harry: "9."

Principal: "What is 6 x 6?"

Harry: "36."

And so it went with every question the principal thought a 3rd grader should know.

The principal looks at Ms. Brooks and tells her, "I th…

Kiss my "Con-Ass"....

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I'm for charter change.

There, I said it.

More than a year ago I made a post stating my personal reasons why I think amending or revising our Constitution could actually be a good idea. Even up to the present, I still think charter change could do the Philippines as a whole a lot of good.

But not this way.

A couple of days ago the House of Representatives approved Resolution No. 197 (formerly Resolution No. 1450) which convenes Congress into an Constitutional Assemly ("Con-Ass") for the purpose of introducing Constitutional amendments or revisions.

And it did the same without the concurrence of the Senate, in blatant disregard of the bicameral nature of our legislature as provided for in the 1987 Constitution.

Congress was able to do this through sheer force of numbers. The vast majority of incumbent members of the House of Representatives are allied with the administration, enabling them to approve Resolution No. 197, railroading any opposition in their way.

This is democracy?

RAN Online video

Found this video of the MMORPG RAN Online (see previous post here) on YouTube.

If you're into this game, you'll like the video. :-)

Note:

Turn off the background audio first at the bottom of the page before clicking the play button.

Sightings....

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Definitely NOT the place to pick up women.

Nice facts

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: These are interesting...

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all …

What is globalization?

Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?

Answer: Princess Diana's death.

Question: How come?

Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky, (check the bottle before you change the spelling) followed closely by Italian paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you from Morocco, using Bill Gates's (an American) technology and you're probably reading this on your computer that uses Taiwanese chips and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singaporean plant, transported by Indian lousy-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, and trucked to you by Mexicans...and now being read by a FILIPINO who should be working instead!

That, my friend, is Globalization.


From my inbox. No offense meant to any of the nationaliti…

Lots for sale....

Posted ads on some commercial lots my family is trying to sell on Sulit.com.ph.

In case anyone is interested, you can check them out below:

Commercial Lot for Sale - Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City
Commercial Lot for Sale - Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija

Waltz

I can relate.

How can someone so wrong for you be so right for you at the same time?

'Nuf said.

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Turn off the background audio first at the bottom of the page before clicking the play button. Waltz
Hale

I hate the way you are, so mean to me by far.
The most frigid girl that I have ever known.
You speak loudly but, when I’m not around
You’ll be just like them; So shallow and obnoxious.

Please…
That’s enough, that’s enough
Please…
I’ve said this a million times before
And I’m sick

But all that I need, and all that i bleed,
And all that i care for,
Is you

You said that you’d call but time you’ll be at home.
But you never did; you said you did mean to.
Now I’m outraged. As if we’re engaged.
You made me realize I’m just your alibi.

Please…
That’s enough, that’s enough
Please…
I’ve said this a million times before
And I’m sick

But all that I need, and all that i bleed,
And all that i care for,
Is you

But all that I need, and all that i bleed,
And all that i care for,
Is you

I hate you.